The goal of this show is to bring my experience (both successes and failures) to the table and to share some of my insights to building businesses and relationships. I’ll also interview fellow entrepreneurs to inspire and give you some tools you may need on your journey to freedom, legacy, and spiritual growth!
Mike Bonadies is co-founder of TerraVestra Property Managers, a company that specializes in property management and services for landlords. We caught up with Mike after our PodMAX event, and takes us on a trip down memory lane and talks about how playing Monopoly and working in carnivals sparked his entrepreneurship. And not only do we take a closer look at what his day-to-day business entails, he also shares some great life management tips. We cover topics including taking ownership for your actions, helping others, fostering relationships, breaking your own mold, dealing with stress, and forming good habits!
TerraVestra Property Managers Website
Elias Davis is a venture capitalist and an associate at BNSG Capital. We met up with Elias at Podcast Row in NYC to talk about his non-linear path to being an entrepreneur. He discusses the importance of leveraging your network, and how being a venture capitalist can teach you to run a business before starting your own. He also dives into the strategies for finding companies who need funding, and walks us through the vetting process. We also get some use cases for how he’s been able to help companies succeed!
Stand Up New York Comedy Club
Christine and Marco Padilla are an entrepreneur and real estate power couple. We were lucky to sit down and talk with them at our Pod Max event. We learn about how Marco’s history as a police officer gave him an opportunity to get into real estate and create Robin Hood Properties, and how Christine’s background as a hair stylist lead her to create her own organic beauty product brand C&M Organix. They take us back to how they met and supported each other to build their brands, plus how important it is to give back to the community!
Robin Hood Properties Website
Robin Hood Properties Email
Robin Hood Properties Facebook
C&M Organix Website
C&M Organix Instagram
Christine Padilla Facebook
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Rechelle Balanzat has had an extensive career across many industries that build her path to entrepreneurship. She is the owner Juliette Cleaners, a dry cleaning and laundry turnaround service driven by a mobile app. We had an amazing talk with Rechelle, as she walks us through growing up in a Pilipino culture, and the influence of NYC. She details how her job history and the skillsets she cultivated along the way. She talks about the difficulties in building and scaling her business, and how she dealt with major setbacks and never wanting to quit.
Juliette Cleaners App
Standup New York Comedy
John Bundy is a master of creative opportunities. He is the owner of marketing agency Scribe Design, host of Morning Fuel Podcast, and founder of Ignition Workspace in Williamsburg VA. In addition, he also helps run his teenage daughter’s YouTube channel Kimberly Faith TV. We join John at Podcast Row in NYC as he talks about how a calling from God lead him on a path to his creative entrepreneurship. He talks about how his daughter’s desire to be on YouTube inspired his agency, his podcast, and how he also moved into creating collaborative workspaces. We then learn what he has planned for the near future!
Morning Fuel Podcast
Morning Fuel Podcast Facebook
Ignition Workspace Facebook
Scribe Design Facebook
Kimberly Faith TV YouTube Channel
Standup New York Comedy
Dan Greenwald is a teacher, a mentor, and founder of Thirty Ten Zero, a productivity tool designed to tap your core purpose. He also facilitates Story Watch, workshops that give you the power to control the stories that cause you to act. We sit down with Dan as he talks about his life growing up and conquering his speech impediment. He speaks about his passion for public teaching and curriculum building, and how he eventually became a consultant for startups. We also learn the meaning behind Thirty Ten Zero, shifting your mindset, plus tips for being a successful entrepreneur!
Thirty Ten Zero Training
Thirty Ten Zero Instagram
Thirty Ten Zero LinkedIn
Standup New York Comedy
Jenny Blake is a a career coach, business strategist, and a public speaker. She is also the author of “Pivot”, and has developed her brand and coaching program around the name. Jenny discusses her beginnings of entrepreneurship after leaving a unfulfilling position at Google. She walks us through how she built her coaching business, and the various streams of revenue she’s created. She also offers tips on audiobooks and podcasting, how to say no to opportunities, and balancing work and personal relationships. Also learn how you can sign up for her Pivot Momentum Webinar in the Fall of 2019.
#PivotList Weekly Newsletter
Pivot Momentum Instagram
Pivot Book by Jenny Blake
Life After College Book by Jenny Blake
The Messy Middle Book by Scott Belsky
James Altucher is a legendary venture capitalist investor, an angel investor, a best-selling author, and a comedian. He’s written over 20 books, and thousands of articles, and built a fortune in the dot-com era. We kick off with James reflecting on the power of television and how it helps nurture creativity in our young minds. His love of entertainment led him to a career in stand-up comedy. He discuss the importance of confidence in public speaking and reading and controlling your audience. James also details his business ventures. He takes us through the complex world of owning a comedy club, plus how he made a terrible investment in a time machine (spoiler alert!) and learned NOT to trust his gut. He also gives his process on working with with angel investors, and how to structure your business to sell it.
Choose Yourself Book
Reinvent Yourself Book
Our quick hit format to the Entrepreneurs Circle called "Word to the Wise" is back! On these episodes we focus on specific topics and go a little deeper to examine the What, Why, and How. These episodes are designed to be bite size chunks for the quick commute or gym visit so you can get maximum value without being interrupted or pressured to come back to an episode that wasn't finished.
This episodes topic of Mentorships takes a closer look by defining WHAT it is, WHY we should get one (or more), and steps on HOW we can find one. At the end of each episode we will incorporate a listeners question to "tee up" the next episode topic. So feel free to contribute to the community and steer the direction of the next Entrepreneurs Circle - Word to the Wise episode!
Lindsay Vastola is an expert in personal fitness for professionals. She is a speaker, a trainer, and a coach. She’s also the founder of Body Project fitness, and the editor for Personal Fitness Professional Magazine. We set off on a philosophical journey with Lindsay as she talks about her approach to life, goals, and career. We also learn how she became an entrepreneur at age 7, the best approaches social media, managing burnout, and “guardrailing” your time.
Lindsay’s Website (Body Project)
Personal Fitness Professional Magazine
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Sunny Burns is a government employee and real estate investor. He is also the creator of FamVestor, a blog and podcast training platform for beginners. As a full-time project engineer for the Department of Defense, he invests in real estate on the side. What’s exceptional is that Sunny has almost achieved financial freedom for his family while still under the age of 30. We are lucky to talk to him about how he got stared in investing as he walks us through all the numbers and the properties he’s acquired. We also learn about his frugal lifestyle, how flipping cars in college taught him sales, and how his dad and Bigger Pockets inspired his real estate goals.
Sammy Courtright is the COO of FitSpot Wellness, a company that brings health and fitness classes to the workplace environment. Their offerings include yoga, boot camps, massages, nutritional and financial workshops, plus much more. We had an opportunity to take the stage (at Stand Up NY) with Sammy and talk about her entrepreneurship journey and where she gets her global creativity from. We also learn how the power of “no” helps create a better action plan, plus how Fitspot is taking over the world!
Fitspot Wellness Website:
https://fitspotwellness.com/ Fitspot Twitter https://twitter.com/Fitspotwellness
https://www.instagram.com/fitspotwellness/ Fitspot Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Fitspotwellness
https://www.linkedin.com/company/fitspot-llc Sammy’s Email firstname.lastname@example.org Sammy’s LinkedIn
Josh Cary is an entrepreneur, actor, business coach, and podcast host of The Hidden Entrepreneur. We had an insanely hysterical experience of talking to Josh about his early days of selling gum to kids at school, to how his insecurities lead him to acting. He began his entrepreneurship learning web design, and realized he could offer companies much, much more! Josh talks to us about his string of ventures, and how he created a podcast and became a business coach. We also learn a little about mouthwash, the pet industry, podcasting as your brand, self-improvement, and the power of getting up early!
The Hidden Entrepreneur Podcast
Shelby Osborne and a realtor, investor, and CEO/Founder of Five Pillars Realty Group. She is also a mentor and the organizer for Pints & Properties, a meet up for real estate investors. We had the pleasure to talk with Shelby about how she got started as an investor, and how her family life laid the foundation for her entrepreneurship. She also discusses her influential beginnings at Keller-Williams, and being a part of the Bigger Pockets community. She also dives into building her own real estate firm, finding a quality team, and defines the “five pillars” of her brand’s core values.
Five Pillars Realty Group
Pints & Properties
Shelby’s Social Media
The Business of the 21st Century by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Emile Mimran is an expert in social media marketing and influencers. He is part of a team that developed Adinlay, an app designed to pair non-intrusive advertising with an influencer’s core brand. We had a great opportunity to talk to Emile as he shares his insights on how to properly market on social media today using Adinlay. He also discusses the power of word-of-mouth promotion, targeting ads specific to your audience, and how to constantly engage your social community.
Ken Wimberly is a serial entrepreneur and a commercial real estate investor. He is also the visionary behind Legacy of Love, a cross platform scrapbooking app designed to preserve family memories for future generations. Ken joins us to talk about his how he became an entrepreneur, and they successes and failures he’s had along the way. We learn about his first business, and how he did everything wrong and went into bankruptcy. He also gives tips on how to build a good legal team, funding other peoples deals, and the differences in analog and digital businesses. He’s also offering a discount to show listeners for his Legacy of Love App. Details below!
Ken Wimberly Facebook
Legacy of Love App
Legacy of Love App - 20% Off Discount Code
Legacy of Love App Facebook
Legacy of Love App LinkedIn
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Living with the SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
Ruben Garcia is a real estate agent, investor, and entrepreneur. He is also the founder and CEO of Proven By Ruben, a business development and coaching company. Ruben joins us to talk about how he ambitiously got started in selling and investing in real estate. As an agent, he quickly became CEO of his Keller Williams branch with very little experience and a very big vision. He also details investing in his first foreclosure, and how he turned most of his properties into AirBNB rentals in a hot area. We also talk about incorporating “failing forward” into your action plan, and hiring several coaches to help with different aspects of your business. Plus, Ruben shares some nightmare landlord/tenant stories!
Proven By Ruben Website
Proven By Ruben Podcast
Proven By Ruben T-Shirts
Proven By Ruben Instagram
Proven By Ruben Facebook
Proven By Ruben LinkedIn
Tim Rhode is one of the original co-founders of Gobundance, and is the founder of life skills non-profit 1 Life Fully Lived. We had the honor of talking with him about living life to the fullest and how to define the Fulfillment Triangle. He also details his long history in real estate, how to properly invest money after you earn it, and the importance of finding master coaches to enrich your life goals.
For Entrepreneurs Circle listeners, please hit this link!
1Life Fully Lived
1Life Dare to Dream Programs
1Life Contributor Club
1Life Roadmap Journal
Verena and Ruben Gutierrez, a husband and wife team are co-founders of VRG Components, a company that sources difficult components for electronics manufacturing. They are also a real estate investors with a portfolio managed by their property management team. They join us to talk about the big hurdles they overcame to become entrepreneurs and starting a business with little experience but MASSIVE drive. They also discuss the importance of balance in raising a family, running a company, building a strong team, and how they plan to grow their future ventures.
MC Laubscher is a financial freedom fighter, a wealth strategist, and host of the wildly successful Cashflow Ninja podcast. We are excited to sit down and talk with him about his methods for managing cash flow as an entrepreneur. MC also teaches us the importance of understanding sales and marketing as a business owner and how the biggest financial benefit is investing in yourself. We get a brief history lesson on the Federal Reserve and how to work around the rigged system, plus MC shares his strategies on preparing for the next market correction. You don't want to miss this one!
Producers Wealth Company
Your Own Banking System Webinars
Rich Dad Poor Dad Book
Multifamily Investor Nation Summit
The Creature from Jekyll Island Book
Darrah Brustein is the founder of Network Under 40, a professional relationship building summit, and co-founder of Equitable Payments, a credit card merchant service, and author of the book series Finance Wiz Kids. She also co-hosts a web series with Deepak Chopra called Diving Deep with Deepak and Darrah. She joins us to talk about her journey of failures and starting from zero again, dealing with imposter syndrome, and how to stop following the path expected to you. We also learn how she discovered her superpower to connect people, which lead to her meeting Deepak, and created more opportunities from their relationship.
Diving Deep Web Series
Network Under 40
Finance Wiz Kids Book Series
Dave Hoeffel is veteran DJ and a Sirius XM radio host on 60s on 6. He is also an east coast rep for All Access Music Group, a music industry community, and owner of Sound Choice DJs, providing music for weddings and special events. He sits down with us to talk about his lifelong-career stories and how the music business has devolved and evolved over the decades. He also dives into his entrepreneurial wedding DJ business, and how he learned to stay competitive in the digital age. We also discuss the future of radio and streaming platforms, and how the music community continues to change. Then stay tuned for an exciting story as to how he flipped the record when The Police came to town!
All Access Music Group
Sound Choice DJs
SiriusXM: 60s on 6
Jessica Van Pelt is a veteran recruiter and recent founder of The Pegasus Agency. She is also the talent acquisition specialist for our own On Air Brands. Jessica is new to the entrepreneur game, so we get to go along for the ride on how she recently started her own company. She talks about resilience, handling rejection, being a therapist, and letting go of control in order to scale. We also learn how recruiting is a lot like real estate investing, and how creating a Call of Duty gaming community laid the foundation for her leadership talent!
Jessica Van Pelt LinkedIn
The Pegasus Agency
National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
The Consultative Recruiter Book
Rich Dad Poor Dad Book
Kicking off a quick hit format to the Entrepreneurs Circle called "Word to the Wise" where we'll be focusing on specific topics and going a little deeper to examine the What, Why, and How on these topics. These episodes are designed to be bite size chunks for the quick commute or gym visit so you can get maximum value without being interrupted or pressured to come back to an episode that wasn't finished. This episodes topic of Self-awareness takes a closer look by defining WHAT it is, WHY we should be it, and HOW we can achieve it. At the end of each episode we will incorporate a listeners question to "tee up" the next episode topic. So feel free to contribute to the community and steer the direction of the next Entrepreneurs Circle - Word to the Wise episode!
Personality Tests: Official Myers Briggs test: https://www.mbtionline.com/TaketheMBTI
Free Personality Test: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
Predictive Index: https://www.predictiveindex.com/
Books: Emotional Intelligence 2.0: https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-2-0-Travis-Bradberry/dp/0974320625 Instant Analysis: https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Analysis-Understand-Self-Defeating-Behaviors-ebook/dp/B07JZ4JZL9/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=1N3QUSNGG4NS1&keywords=instant+analysis+lieberman&qid=1556506405&s=books&sprefix=Instant+Analysis%2Cstripbooks%2C127&sr=1-1-fkmrnull
Philip Sykes is a hospitality entrepreneur and founder of the British School of Etiquette. He offers a global solution to give people the tools and confidence in their industry and everyday lives. His training programs range from corporate teams to helicopter pilots, and even children. He stresses how important it is to understand and respect cultural differences, and details on finding a mentor, showing gratitude, and staying focused on success.
British School of Etiquette
Liz Faircloth is a business builder, a mentor, and co-host of the Real Estate InvestHer podcast. She’s the co-founder of the DeRosa Group and facilitates several mastermind groups. She talks about how her psychology background laid the foundation for her business strategy. We also discuss building balanced teams, empowering women entrepreneurs, and defining lifelong goals.
The Real Estate InvestHER Podcast
She’s Unstoppable Live Conference
The Hive Workspace / On Air Brands studio - Trenton, NJ
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Luis Quintanilla is a entrepreneur, real estate investor, property manager, and business owner. Once a med student, Luis decided he wanted a different path in life after becoming inspired by his patients’ stories. With no initial support from his family, Luis decided to turn his life into something he could actually enjoy. He teaches us how crucial failure was in his journey to building several income streams, differences in negotiating between men and women, and how to define a path to a 10x life. Now his family supports and works for him!
QV Building Maintenance
Rich Dad Poor Dad Book
4 Hour Workweek Book
Richest Man in Babylon Book
The Art of the Deal Book
The Miracle Morning Book
Annie Henderson is the owner and operator of Paradise Valley Castle; a luxury home rental business that she manages using some of the tools like AirBnb/HomeShare. She’s blended her instinctive hospitable nature with her recent real estate know-how and various investor strategies to pounce on her new found niche… providing her clients with a taste of their dreams! Annie shares her story from a very young age and growing up around an entrepreneurial father to educating young minds, and finally transitioning to the next chapter in her life as a real estate investor and life coach!
Paradise Valley Castle (book and mention this podcast for a deal!)
Life Coach Annie:
Michael Hinderliter is the President and Founder of Powerwash, Steamaway, and Facilitec SouthWest. From an early age Michael tapped into his entrepreneurial genes by starting his own lawn care business. Since then, he's never looked back by becoming a multi-business owner for the majority of his career. Michael has a wealth of experience and knowledge on hiring, scaling, and growing businesses and he brings that expertise to the Entrepreneurs Circle audience. Take notes for this one because it's chock full of golden nuggets!
Jeff Bonaldi native of New Jersey and current New Yorker tells about his early days building a business he picked up from his father (Sports Clip) to his years in finance to finally embracing his true calling as an entrepreneur. Jeff is the Founder of The Explorers Passage, a story based travel company that curates, organizes, and seamlessly mixes culture and history in an immersive experience within the travel industry.
The Explorers Passage website: https://explorerspassage.com
Facebook: Jeff Bonaldi
Founder Elechia Morgan talks about her huge leap into entrepreneurship when leaving nursing school and starting her journey into the manual therapeutic space. Together with her partner Sarah Bridgeman and a team of therapists who literally take all the pain away, they're blazing a path in the corrective manual therapy and corrective stabilization therapy space.
Muscle Rx improves your body's mobility, stability and function manually (by hand). They call themselves "data hackers" because they know how to rewrite the code that controls your muscles. They have have a 98% success rate with acute and chronic pain and they can decrease rehab time from surgeries by over 50%!
Hit them up to let them know you heard and appreciated their story here on the Entrepreneurs Circle.
Darnell Morgan (Elechia's husband) businesses:
Go Sports and Social
The Ideal Team Player - Patrick Lenchioni
Benjamin Day is a entrepreneur by DAY and a musician at NIGHT (had to do it, sorry). Growing up with an extremely supportive family who allowed Ben to pursue his dreams of being a musician but also armed him with the knowledge and practicality of establishing a trade that wasn’t in the arts. This guidance allowed him to pursue his finance degree and his music degree which fed his left and right brain demands. Ben now has the best of both worlds by owning and operating an extremely successful bookkeeping business, Lionshare Bookeeping while still having the freedom to hit band practice with his bros and “slap da bass” for their many friends and fans!
Find Ben anywhere below!
Lionshare Bookkeeping website
Ashley Austin Morris is a multi-talented maven with a resume of blockbuster hit shows and films such as: Sully (Tom Hanks), Premium Rush (Joseph Gordon Levitt), Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives, and The Good Wife. Ashley also loves connecting with audiences across America on some of the biggest stages in the industry! In this episode Ashley reveals her truth and love for God, prayer, and just being a good person. Admitting to her imperfections and how she’s always working to improve herself at every level, Ashley goes deep into some stories from her past and how she’s always continuing to search for her reason and purpose on this planet.
Book Ashley here! ashleyaustinmorriscomedy.com
Dolly Parton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_Parton
Fran Lebowitz - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_Lebowitz
Ashely’s book recommendation:
Tim Kellers - The reason for God
Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @AshAustinMorris
Jack McAdoo is a multi-business owner and a life navigator. With a lifetime of experience in the entertainment and music, industry, as well as a past life in the professional poker world.
Jack is the CEO of JJM Media Group, the host of Real Talk LIVE (with an audience of millions globally and growing!) and is also a national keynote speaker currently booking and hitting a town near you!
Download Jacks new book: THINK it, BELIEVE it, MANIFEST IT!
Jack's Social Media:
Erik shares a preview of the first episode of his new project with Josh McCallen called Capital Hacking. A new show that will focus on entrepreneurs who want to raise capital for their businesses.
Find it here on Anchor and other podcast platforms!
Rachel Braun Scherl is the co-founder of SPARK Solutions for Growth - a strategic consultancy agency that focuses on on building and growing brands for Fortune 500 (and venture-backed startups / 20 years in business). Author of #1 best seller - Orgasmic Leadership (what drives, inspires and sustains entrepreneurs in the women’s sexual health and wellness space), a public speaker and board member and advisors to several institutions.
In this episode you’ll learn about Rachel’s journey from corporate powerhouse to best selling author, capital raiser, marketing genius, and entrepreneur!
SPARK Solutions for Growth
Pick up Rachel's book!
Chad Gallagher talks about being one of the founders of SlateHouse Group which is a property management group based out of Pennsylvania. He and his team manages over 3,000 units across NJ, PA, and MD for real estate investors. SlateHouse also owns 200 units for which Chad raised $2M as part of the SlateHouse syndication. This syndication has been used to acquire $8M in real estate. SlateHouse also has a brokerage division in both NJ, PA with 20 real estate agents that focus on working with investors to buy and sell real estate.
Previous to real estate, Chad led the Advertising.com mobile network platform for advertisers to reach a wider audience which had $100M in revenue and was acquired by Verizon as part of a larger acquisition.
One of the most recent projects for Chad and SlateHouse is the launch of The Hive; a co-working office space based in NJ and also expanding into PA and MD. One of Chad’s missions is to build strong relationships and businesses that can all come together to combine their strengths to do greater things.
SlateHouse Group: https://www.slatehousegroup.com
SlateHouse Group - Property Management: https://www.slatehousegroup.com/propertymanagement/
The Hive: https://www.hiveoffice.com
Watch and follow "Live at the Hive" on Facebook: @LiveAtTheHIveTrenton
Email the Hive: info@HiveOffice.com for more info!
Dani Zoldan - serial entrepreneur, creator of Skitish Media (creative agency that creates viral comedic content for brands and media agencies) host of Dark Horse Podcast that focuses on musicians, athletes, and entrepreneurs, and most notably known as the owner of Stand Up NY, home to many comics such as Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Seinfeld and countless others talks about his business strategies plus numerous ways to monetize a company.
In this episode we go through Dani’s history; his early days in the tech, music, and online pharma industries. We also uncover the story on how he bought Stand Up NY and how frightening that process was. Dani reveals how heavily he was influenced by his NYC roots which sparked his entrepreneurial spirit and how the comedy club is recession proof (people will always need to laugh). Dani talks about owning a comedy club vs. a telecom business and how vastly different they are. Great tips and insight are gold nuggets in this conversation when Dani gets into his business plans, price points, and some upcoming ideas that may soon come to fruition!
Plenty of stories, business goals, strategies, and how to trust in others to scale and level up are a small thread from this wonderful tapestry of an episode!
Stand Up NY: https://standupny.com
Get VIP access with LaughPass! Standupny.com/laughpass
DarkHorse podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dark-horse-podcast-with-dani-zoldan/id1347710631?mt=2
Skitish Media: http://skitishmedia.com
Vikki Thomas reveals the surprises, challenges, and lessons in life that made her the success she is today: Real estate investor, business owner, global keynote speaker, and business coach. Vikki has a world of experience that she leverages to achieve amazing things, most recently a new business venture called, “Mothers & Daughters Inc.”. This group will hold workshops and events around the globe to ensure that young adults are ready for whatever challenges they will face in life. These programs will also help support the mothers leading the charge to guarantee their daughters enter adulthood feeling strong, confident, and with clear purpose.
Vikki on Social:
LinkedIn - Vikki Thomas MRICS
Peter Shankman discusses the 4 rules he lives by each day to help him succeed. The 4 rules are some concepts that he shares from his new book, “Faster Than Normal” which is a practical and honest guide that rewrites the script on ADHD. Faster Than Normal is also the name of Peters podcast (the most successful podcast on ADD and ADHD). Peter shares his thoughts on “Rituals vs. Resolutions” to help those who make new year resolutions and his take on the “hustle economy” that’s currently a big movement within the entrepreneurial circles.
Peter started his career at America Online as a Senior News Editor. He helped to found the AOL Newsroom and spearheaded coverage of the Democratic and Republican 1996 conventions. He then started a PR firm called The Geek Factory.
He was the creator of Help a Reporter Out ("HARO"), a service for journalists which was acquired by Vocus, Inc. in 2010 which remained until 2012.
He has been a guest speaker at TedX, South by Southwest, Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld Los Angeles and New York, the Direct Marketing Association.
Shankman is also an angel investor. His investments include Daily Worth, Namely, Pixability, Right Next Door, and Simplist.
Peter has written four books on marketing and customer service. His latest being, “Faster Than Normal”.
Peter can be found at: shankminds.com (more links below)
Entrepreneur community: ShankMinds.com
@petershankman (Instagram and snapchat)
Pick up Peters books!
Faster Than Normal
Can We Do That?
Jason Feifer the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine talks about how to be efficient with time how to get everything done. He also gives advice and insight on the best ways to conduct interviews by staying engaged and “floating a theory”. We also jump into his new book, “Mr. Nice Guy” which is a romantic comedy about two people who each week sleep together and then critically review each other's performance in a magazine (which he announces has been picked up for TV!)
Jason also dives a bit into his personal brand and how he figured it out by paying attention to other brands and asking why they are successful. Taking a page from Gary Vaynerchuk’s two main messages (hustle and humble) Jason focuses on “surprise” and “predictability” and franchising his messages on social.
As the modern day EIC of Entrepreneur Magazine, Jason stays relevant and fresh by aligning his personal brand with that of his company. He’s positioned himself as the face and brand persona for Entrepreneur and is leveraging his strengths to continue leveling up!
Jason can be found on his main website (all links below), his podcasts, and through his articles and columns in LinkedIn and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Jason on social:
Jason’s new book:
Mr. Nice Guy
Pessimists Archive: https://pessimists.co
Problem Solvers: https://www.entrepreneur.com/listen/problem-solvers
Andrea Tolman - Assistant Vice President of Global Technology Services at State Street talks about her massive movement to initiate a Neurodiversity Talent Program within her company. The goal is to hire from a pool of talented individuals who are not often considered to fill a role in the workplace. By spearheading and aligning with Autism at Work, Andrea hopes to set the stage and be the model for others to follow within their company.
Andrea grew up as a competitive skater with the drive and passion to always succeed in life. Setting goals and achieving them is in Andrea’s DNA and her own expectations of are always sky high, which influences those in her circle.
Microsoft Autism Hiring Program video:
SAP (Systems, Applications, Products)
Umang Naik talks about his experience moving into the US and not knowing how to speak English and fighting through the temptations of comfort and stability with a corporate job. Umang states that, “I’m not here just to survive… I’m here to THRIVE” and with that entrepreneurial spirit, thrive he did! Revealing intimate stories about his dad inspiring him as a young boy all the way to adulthood, Umang grew up the son of a farmer back in India. He noticed at a very young age that his father would come up with an idea and quickly implement! His father would purchase farmland to expand their families farming business, while Umang witnessed his fathers growth, success, and drive to succeed throughout his life.
“People don’t care about the smart people, they care about the people they can trust” is a significant belief that helps Umang to navigate through business and life decisions. With his goals to reach $100m for his consulting firm in 5 years, Umang accomplished to 40m and decided his goals needed to be shifted and redirected on his growing family (a bold decision to make!). Refocusing and reading up on real estate investing became his new path and not only did he set a new path to invest in real estate, he set the path ablaze! Accumulating over a dozen properties in 1.5 years and managing them all himself, Umang became a massively successful real estate investor overnight. Inspiring others and sharing his story is only the beginning. Umang is currently to buying more real estate and also growing his IT business!
Umang is a man on a mission with a truly inspiring and genuine story about making it in America. With courage, passion and the drive to succeed he hasn’t allowed anything to stand in the way of his goals!
Umang’s real estate company:
NextGen Real Estate
Umang’s SAP consulting company:
Shannon Rittenhouse of TruNorth Nutrition discusses her passion for working with professionals on their nutrition and health goals as well as stress management. She puts it best when describing the foundation of TruNorth Nutrition as, “Giving you the guidance of the Northstar to work towards.” She also dives deep into her feelings of failure and the need to prove to herself that set backs aren’t failure when other forces are at play.
The oldest of 4 siblings, Shannon was exposed to business and entrepreneurship at an early age from her father. He instilled a work ethic and drive that became part of her DNA that she later could not deny. She recalls a time when he would bring work home putting blueprints on the dinner table but ALWAYS made sure to clear things off to have dinner as a family.
Shannon is a multi-talented, marketing superstar. With a background in pharmaceuticals, health and wellness, as well as branding & advertising.
Find Shannon on social!
What Shannon is reading!
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
Shannon’s father’s company:
Josh McCallen - Father of 9 children and husband for 22 years, tells his story growing up with his mother and brother. How he got bit by the entrepreneurial bug after begging for a cotton candy machine and then selling bags of it to his classmates. This early stage of entrepreneurial success eventually lead him down a path of marketing, aligning himself with greats like Tom Monaghan (founder of Domino’s Pizza) and eventually finding his real estate mentor Eustace Mita and getting the opportunity to develop multiple award winning projects! Josh is now growing and expanding his footprint in the real estate game starting with a massive project in Renault Winery, NJ. Weddings, a hotel, restaurants, and golf are only some of the activities on this 250 acre historical landmark! The future is bright for Josh, Vivamee Hospitality, Accountable Equity, and his new Capital Hacking podcast coming soon!
Josh’s social! https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshmccallen/
What Josh is reading:
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1543788350&sr=8 3&keywords=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people+by+dale+carnegie Josh’s amazing kids!
Maria’s Tasty Treats:
Randi Zuckerberg - creator of Facebook LIVE, Facebook Fan Pages (and countless other Facebook products), CEO/Founder of Zuckerberg Media, host of Dot Complicated on SiriusXM radio, visionary behind Sue’s Tech Kitchen, and NYT best selling author of 4 books including most recently, “Pick Three” talks about how Facebook LIVE was created during a creative exercise called Hack-a-thons, and how "we take a lot of time to nurture other aspects of health and emotional well being, and not enough time to exercise creativity."
Randi is a major force and advocate for woman in business and fostering young girls interest in science and technology. Her movement and influence is growing with the support of her media company Zuckerberg Media which produces content and creates characters that girls can identify with (such as Dot) as well as bringing new ideas to make tech fun for children and families (Sue’s Tech Kitchen).
She mentions that we’re all creative but it gets beaten out of us in school, at work, etc. and that we need to give people permission to be creative. A great example of this; her team at Facebook was called, “Consumer Marketing”. No one knew what it really meant. Being the one to create and spearhead many ideas (Facebook Fan pages) she became the "go-to" for all things creative. She realized it couldn’t scale with her involved in all the brainstorming meetings, so she changed name to “CREATIVE Marketing” which 10X’d everyones ideas and made her team more creative!
Sue’s Tech Kitchen
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Pick Three: You Can Have it All (Just Not Every Day)
Tim Kelly - U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer based out of Pensacola, Florida tells us about his journey. Only 4 years into investing he bought his primary home, then eventually picked up a 4-plex. From there he purchased a 44-unit apartment complex through syndication and has now been purchasing mobile home parks by the hundreds!
Through partnerships, connections, mindset, reading, exercise, faith, and more… Tim has formed the Kelly Housing Group, is the Senior managing partner of the Affordable Housing Group and co-authored his new book called. “Military House Hacking: How to Live for Free, Earn Passive Income and Create Generational Wealth” now available on Amazon!
Pick up Tim’s NEW book!
Military House Hacking: How to Live for Free, Earn Passive Income and Create Generational Wealth
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Bigger Pockets Episode #282
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Lisa Ruddy, proud owner of a family business, the Princeton Soup & Sandwich Co., talks about her early days working for Nordstrom, while going to college at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. As the family grew she decided to raise her children while her husband Scott ran his own company (High Velocity Inc.) based in NY. With inspiration, gut instinct and a drive for success, Lisa and her family jumped into the restaurant industry. Initially they were part of a franchise, then eventually opened their own unique shop… Princeton Soup & Sandwich Co. was born!
15 years later - the Ruddy family of entrepreneurs are defining what life can truly hold for those bold enough to take that journey. Hold onto your earbuds and prepare to be inspired by a tried and true entrepreneur who’s seen the good, bad and the ugly side of business and was able to come out on the other side. With Alex (Lisa’s daughter) now poised to take over the business, Princeton Soup & Sandwich Co. is primed and ready to take on 2019 and beyond!
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Nick Ruddy (Lisa’s son)
Barbara Freund talks about the early days of working for a cleaning company and enjoying the physical aspect of the job vs. sitting at a desk. Having fun while learning on the job couldn’t hide some dissatisfaction with how the company was being run. So, Barbara took the leap (and her mop) and branched out on her own which led to kick starting her own company, MOP TARTS. With guidance and inspiration from others she took herself and her business to the next level by educating herself, incorporating, hiring, and growing her base of clients.
Rick Stein of Berkshire Hathaway / Fox and Roach and RLS Home Solutions talks about his early start as a school teacher and eventually how he was inspired to become a full time real estate agent and real estate investor. Rick is known in the local market as "Mr. Creative Finance" after securing many deals with unbelievable terms (one of his properties is financed at 2%!). He also shares some humorous tales of tenant challenges and how they too can be creative!
Rick’s Investment Company
RLS Home Solutinos - YouTube
What Rick’s reading!
“Yours In Truth” by Jeff Himmelman
South Jersey Real Estate Investors Association
Emily (VP of Creative at Bustle) and Erik chat about their long creative journey. From the mid-90s starts in NYC boutique agencies - to their climb to the top of the creative corporate ladder. Growth, spirituality, and being an entrepreneur vs. being a smart (debt-free) intrapreneur are some of the areas visited during this interview along with shared stories of people, places and “whirling dervish” individuals encountered along the way.
Emily Desear has more than 20 years of branded content, integrated marketing, and traditional advertising experience. She’s touched and influenced many powerful brands such as GQ, Gourmet, Teen Vogue, and InStyle magazines.
Chris Orsi (SoundByChris.com), Sarah MacMillan (Sarah Haruko), and I catch up a bit on our history, band, new lives, & new jobs. They talk about how they planned & saved up for years in order to get comfortable with the idea of making a major life change. Both born & raised in NJ, taking the leap across the country to LA was a major undertaking that they didn’t take lightly. We chat about the transition from east to west coast, how much they’ve created & what they’ve accomplished since leaving NJ. Living & realizing her dream to become an actor in Hollywood (Sarah) and the pursuit of his lifelong quest to become a sound & audio engineer (Chris) they’ve accomplished all they set out to do in a short amount of time. As most entrepreneurs know, “success is a journey not a destination” I'm sure their next level goals are being set & realized each & everyday.
IMDB - Sarah Haruko
Craig and Jenny Dumnich of Craig & Jenny D are a magical couple that provide practical and purposeful strategies designed for you to achieve the ideal version of yourself. Many talk about balance in their lives, but they know first hand that you must seek to understand the secrets to re-building your foundations before you can balance them. They teach you their secrets to movement, nutrition and mindset to build your foundation for sustainable wellness. They energize your life and your business through personalized coaching, wellness consulting, corporate development training, and motivational keynotes.
So take a stand for the life you deserve! Learn more about their secrets to building a foundation of health, happiness, and success by visiting their channels below!
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Matt Faircloth is a major player in the real estate investing space. With control of hundreds of doors (apartments) and single family homes he’s constantly growing and sharing his experience with others along the way. Matt along with his wife Liz are owners of the DeRosa Group based out of Trenton, NJ. Owners and operators of several businesses (including Liz’s “Real Estate InvestHER Show” podcast) they’ve expanded into multiple states with systems and teams operating and managing their empire as they continue to grow their business (and family!).
Matt (and Liz) have a new book available, “Raising Private Capital” which was published by Bigger Pockets and available wherever books are sold.
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Christina and Filippo of Black Paw Marketing are shining examples of the millennial generation. They talk about their journey into entrepreneurship, what inspired them to start a social media marketing company and the challenges they face along the way. Filippo goes deep and discusses how he was faced with a decision, to help the family business or take a risk and veer away to follow a non-traditional route. They also talk about patience being a key to success, trusting in the process, being ok with failing and viewing failure as a necessary learning tool, and finding the right partners to compliment you.
Evolve and become the person you want to be! Some amazing insights are revealed at the end so stick around! Teaser, “What is the ROI (for what you’re currently doing) in life?”
In this episode Eric Dea of MAZE Property Solutions and Justin Fraser of 88 Real Estate Capital discuss what inspired them to become real estate investors, creating legacy wealth, managing multiple jobs, and how to set massive goals.
Eric chats about his start and mindset going through school, his love for cars and managing his team. He also talks about his family being his "why" and the motivation/drive to create legacy wealth for them.
Justin talks about his start and what inspired him to get into real estate investing in the early days. He also shares what got him on track to purchase a 40-unit apartment complex, the mindset, and the millions of steps it took to get there. He highlights how essential his network and team was to help him realize his dream of syndicating and owning a massive apartment complex!
In this episode Damien Elston - Founder of EYE Coaching and Consulting talks about working with On Air Brands, starting his new venture, his time at Rich Dad Poor Dad and taking risks.
Damien has been working for over 17 years on 5 continents speaking in countries and cities all over the world. Most of those years he spent on the stage for Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad organization educating and inspiring people on how to get started in real estate investing. Damien has recently launched a new brand called EYE Coaching and Consulting. He and his team of business experts bring their wealth of knowledge and experience on growing any size business. Whether you're a small business owner looking to scale or a large corporation looking to get to the ultimate next level, EYE Coaching and Consulting helps to lay a strong foundation and framework for your company to succeed!
The goal of this show is to bring my experience (both successes and failures) to the table and to share some of my insights on building businesses and relationships.
In future episodes, I’ll also interview fellow entrepreneurs to inspire and give you some tools you may need on your journey to freedom, legacy, and spiritual growth!