CEO Journals with Ethan Bridge

CEO Journals with Ethan Bridge

By Ethan Bridge
Welcome to CEO Journals! A podcast where Ethan Bridge interviews top entrepreneurs and business owners and delves into their journals to extract all their secrets which contributed to their success.

There will be nothing but incredibly actionable advice on all things marketing, sales, entrepreneurship and so much more.

Ethan brings the top names in their respective fields of business and asks them questions you wont normally get to hear the answers to. So take note, as you never know how much this podcast could truly benefit your business.

Enjoy the show!

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Embracing The CEO Lifestyle & Alternative Marketing Tactics - Ernie Bray
Episode #029 - Ernie Bray is a 6-time Inc. 5000 CEO who bootstrapped and built an award-winning national company from the ground up with zero outside capital. He is the leader of a fast-moving, preeminent technology & services company in the auto & commercial insurance industry. Ernie is a highly sought after expert in business strategy, sales, leadership, marketing & entrepreneurship. Ernie has also received recognition including the 2018 Insurance Industry Entrepreneur of the Year at the American Business Awards and 2X Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist in San Diego. He’s led his company to 6-times on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, 3-times on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, and 4-times on the Deloitte Technology Fast-500 of North America. He is also a contributing writer for Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffPost, TechCo, business.com and various other outlets. Ernie is the author of the “Entrepreneur's Field Manual” where he outlines his personal formula of what it takes to start, build, grow and lead a highly successful company from the ground up with no outside investors. Ernie’s also been a guest on many podcasts such as Mixergy, Hack The Entrepreneur, Success IQ and Success Unfiltered. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Ernie on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/erniebray Grab a copy of the Entrepreneur's Field Manual: https://amzn.to/35N9nco Check out Ernie’s blog & business: www.erniebray.com / www.acdcorp.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
49:53
January 15, 2020
Becoming An Olympic Gold Medalist & Taking Responsibility For Your Stress - Adam Kreek
Episode #028 - Adam Kreek is one of North America’s top Management Consultants and Executive Coaches with degrees and certifications from Stanford University, UBC Sauder School of Business, and Queens Smith School of Business. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Victoria and teaches strategies and skills of self-leadership, leadership, high performance and perseverance to corporate and government teams globally through keynotes, workshops and online seminars. Adam has coached, trained and taught hundreds of thousands of people, including teams at Microsoft, General Electric, Mercedes-Benz, L’Oreal, Shell, YPO, EO, TEDx, and most importantly, Adam walks the talk. As an Entrepreneur, Adam runs two small corporations – KreekSpeak Business Solutions and Ergo Eco Solutions, a low carbon initiative that connects small businesses with small governments. Long-term clients include leadership teams from the Aerospace, Healthcare, Nutrition and Clean Energy Sectors. Adam is a husband, father of three, and an active volunteer in his community and nationally through his work past and present with various health, youth empowerment and human rights not-for-profit organisations. A two-time Olympian, Adam holds 60 international medals, including Olympic Gold, and multiple hall of fame inductions. In 2013, Adam made the first ever attempt to row unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America, the subject of the NBC Dateline Documentary, Capsized. Adam’s new book, The Responsibility Ethic, teaches us the how of self-leadership, driving personal and professional results in individuals and organisations. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Adam on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/adamkreek/ Grab a copy of The Responsibility ethic: https://amzn.to/2FqgCMF Follow Adam on Instagram: @adamkreek Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
51:43
January 8, 2020
Why The Education System Needs to Change - Don Wettrick
Episode #027 - On today’s episode of the podcast you have the pleasure of listening to Don Wettrick. Don is the founder of StartEdUp, a company that wants to revolutionise the education system. Teachers across the globe are yearning to prepare their students to become innovators and thinkers. There is no future in memorisation. StartEdUp are creating producers, not just passive consumers. We need innovation. You’ve heard the complaints too many times: When am I ever going to use this in the real world? Why are we learning this? When are we going to learn about something interesting? But what if students came to class excited? What if they were passionate about their projects? What if they grasped the connection between today’s work and tomorrow’s careers?This is what Don and his team are here to do. Don spent 21 years as a high school teacher, teaching a class called innovation and open source learning at Noblesville Highschool in Indiana with award winning work. So, he is well equipped when it comes to discussions on the current state of the education system. He’s also an educational speaker and author of Pure Genius. Don has been featured by some of the top media publications including Forbes and has talked with some of the most influential entrepreneurs of today such as Gary Vaynerchuck and Seth Godin on his StartEdUp podcast. As somebody who has recently finished the education process this is a topic extremely relevant and close to home for both myself and many of the listeners. I can’t wait for you all to hear what Don has to say about the current state of the system and what needs to be changed to have future ready kids who aren’t simply just good test takers. -------------- Make sure you connect with Don Wettrick on LinkedIn, buy his book Pure Genius, listen to the StartEdUp Podcast, and check out his foundation at https://StartEdUpfoundation.org Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
54:18
December 18, 2019
Why You Need To Start a Podcast In 2020
Episode #026 - Today’s episode of the podcast is going to be a little different. It’s just me, no guest, just me myself and I talking into the microphone. This is episode 26 of the podcast and I’m yet to do a solo episode. It’s something I’ve been holding off doing for a while and I have no real excuse as to why. I’ve loved having the guest format so far. It’s been an incredible way of networking with some inspiring people and getting my podcast off the ground, but I feel now is the time to incorporate some solo episodes as a way of building more of a brand around myself rather than just the guy that asks questions. I want to also use it as a way as becoming more comfortable talking over an extended period of time as I’d love to start guesting on other people’s podcasts but I don’t want to hop on a call with another great podcast host who’s taking time out of their day to let me guest on their show and then have nothing to say. I want the episode to be the best it can be and to do so I’m going to have to become better at talking about myself and what I do. So now diving into what todays episode is actually going to be about. Podcasting is something that I’ve always been incredibly interested in. I’ve been actively listening to podcasts for a while now, in particular business podcasts and it just sparked an idea. Why on earth am I consuming this content where somebody is interviewing this incredibly successful business owner when I can also be a producer of this content?! If I start my own podcast not only will I gain the same knowledge that I’d be learning by listening to somebody else’s show, I’m going to be getting my own name out there, being the person speaking 1 to 1 with this successful individual and building a brand around my name?! It was a no brainer in my eyes. So, for anyone listening who is on the fence about starting a podcast, this episode is going to be about why you need to start now. Or for those of you that haven’t previously thought about it or wanted to, it may also change your perception.
14:31
December 11, 2019
Why The Best Marketer Always Wins & The 1 Page Marketing Plan - Allan Dib
Episode #025 - On today’s episode of the Podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Allan Dib. Allan is a serial entrepreneur, rebellious marketer and technology expert. He has started, grown and successfully exited multiple businesses in various industries. His last business was in the hyper-competitive telecommunications industry. It went from startup to four years later being named by Business Review Weekly (BRW) as one of Australia's fastest growing companies - earning a spot in the coveted BRW Fast 100 list. Allan is passionate about helping businesses find new and innovative ways to leverage technology and marketing to facilitate rapid business growth. As a highly sought-after business coach, consultant and public speaker, he frequently shares his proven strategies and cutting-edge tactics with people all over the world. A prime example of this is through his book The One Page Marketing Plan. Allan wrote the book he wished he had when starting his entrepreneurial journey. To date, he's sold over 200,000 copies which has helped entrepreneurs worldwide troubleshoot their marketing plans and unlock the door to exponential growth. Huffington Post named it one of the "top ten marketing books for small-to-medium-sized businesses." Allan is an expert when it comes to marketing. You could have the most incredible product or service in the world, but if nobody knows about it what’s the point. You need to be a incredible marketer and Allan will teach you how. At the end of the day, the best marketer always wins. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Allan on social. Be sure to grab a copy of his book The One Page Marketing Plan and visit www.successwise.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
50:42
December 4, 2019
The Go-Giver Philosophy: The More You Give, The More You Have - Bob Burg
Episode #024 - On today’s episode of the Podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Bob Burg. It is generally agreed upon that entrepreneurship is the engine that drives an economy upwards and is primarily responsible for its growth. Entrepreneurs create jobs, bring better and more affordable products and services to the marketplace, resulting in greater societal health, overall wealth and a vastly improved standard of living. And, while we treasure the entrepreneur, one needs not start their own business in order to be one. One can be entrepreneurial within a company setting and can lead from anywhere they happen to be positioned. Bob is the co-author of the international bestseller, The Go-Giver and a much sought-after speaker at sales and leadership conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President. He shows that companies both large and small that conduct their businesses “The Go-Giver Way” are not only of much greater value to their customers; they are also significantly more functional, and profitable, as well. The Go-Giver has sold over 925,000 copies and it has been translated into 28 languages but through all of his books Bob has sold well over 1 million copies in total. Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. This conversation is full of value so, without any further ado, lets dive straight into today’s episode.  Enjoy -------------- Make sure you connect with Bob on social and check out: www.burg.com and www.thegogiver.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
39:29
November 27, 2019
Becoming Comfortable Sharing Your Failures - Leonard Kim
Episode #023 – On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Leonard Kim. He’s an award-winning marketer, speaker and the author of Ditch the Act with McGraw-Hill Business. Leonard specifically specialises in Executive/Personal Branding, Employee Engagement Workshops and Healthcare. As I mention time and time again, I use this podcast as a platform to share the failures and lessons learned from some of the top entrepreneurs as these are things we don’t normally get to hear about. Leonard has definitely had his fair share of failures. From losing jobs, to having to move back in with his grandparents, to being overworked and underpaid. He was literally worked to the point he almost gave up on everything. But in 2013 his life took a turn for the best and he never looked back. He discovered his passion for writing and by the end of 2014 his publications had over 10 million reads in total. An incredible achievement for such a short period of time. By the end of 2015, Leonard started working in academic medicine and launched an executive branding agency called InfluenceTree on the side. Both things excelled, heavily. The rest is history. In this episode I delve into Leonard’s struggles and discuss the mental health issues he experienced. We discuss how he was then able to turn this all around and was then able to achieve everything he has done to date. It’s on hell of a story. This is an incredibly interesting journey and I urge you all to listen closely. It may even provoke thoughts with regards to your perception towards mental health. And at the end of the day, if I’m able to assist even 1 person in opening up about any issues they may currently be having and help set them on the path to recovery, I will be forever fulfilled. So, without any further ado, lets dive straight into today’s episode. Enjoy. -------------- Be sure to connect with Leonard on social and read his book Ditch the Act. Also, check out InluenceTree and if you want to learn even more about Leonard visit www.Leonardkim.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
42:42
November 20, 2019
How Having Mentors Like Jim Rohn & Zig Ziglar Can Impact You - Chris Widener
Episode #022 - On today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Chris Widener who’s an incredible author and motivational speaker. I’m going to start by listing this man’s accolades because they’re definitely something to boast about: He’s a member of the motivational speakers hall of fame, he’s one of Inc magazines top 100 leadership speakers and was named one of the top 50 speakers in the world. Having completed over 2500 speaking gigs I think it’s safe to say Chris is worthy of those titles. This is episode 22 of CEO Journals and I’m yet to delve into mentorship and I don’t know how. However, I’m glad I’ve left this until now as there is no better person on this topic than Chris. He was mentored by the 2 speaking legends Zig Ziglar and Jim Rohn. If you don’t know who either of these men are, simply google motivational business quotes and all you’ll see are quotes from these two legends. Chris actually had the please in co-authoring the 2005 book Twelve Pillars with Jim Rohn himself. Chris and I actually discuss the importance of mentorship and how he’s found his own mentors and become the mentor to many others over his career. And we also delve deep into authenticity and integrity and we find that in this industry these two things you definitely have to be wary of. I can assure you Chris is one of the most experienced and motivational people I’ve spoken to on the show so far, so I urge you to listen to everything this man has to say. Enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Chris on social and check out his books: https://amzn.to/2Cu899D Also be sure to check out Chris’ coaching: www.chriswidener.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
51:43
November 13, 2019
Communication, Delegation, Time Management and Building Rollercoasters - Will Pemble
Episode #021 – On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Will Pemble. I don’t even know where to start when introducing this man and you’ll understand why when you learn a little more about what he does. Between the years of 1999-2006 he built and sold one of the world’s biggest website hosting platforms called web.com. From this he extracted key operations and through the lessons learned he now runs his own management consulting firm, Goal Boss. Goal Boss specialises in transforming managers into leaders and groups into teams by providing the tools, strategies and techniques to build enduring success with their coaches and clients. However, this is where things get interesting and this is where you may have heard of Will before. He is the man who has built a rollercoaster in his back garden. It’s literally something straight out of a movie. His journey has been viewed millions of times on YouTube. Wired documented the creation and the video now has over 3.8 million views and Will also has his own YouTube channel where you get to see the full journey of the coaster’s creation. These videos have been viewed by over 7 million people. He has even been featured on Netflix, Good Morning America, NBC and CBS. I can assure you that you will love listening to what Will has to say. Despite his wacky creations he is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to business and he’s able to provide a ton of value. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Will on social and check out his book Goal Boss. Check out www.goalboss.com/about Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
1:10:36
November 6, 2019
Avoiding Marketing Mistakes & Building A Brand Online - Stacey Kehoe
Episode #020 – On today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Stacey Kehoe. Stacey is the founder of Brandlective communications, a digital marketing agency whose mission is to build brands and create digital marketing services that: Clients rave about, customer obsess over, brands can’t live without, employees are proud of and investors seek for long term returns. They work relentlessly to give brands the most compelling, creative and savvy marketing campaigns possible. Stacey has proven herself as a top entrepreneur, earning herself a spot as a Finalist in the 2016 FSB London Business Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year and was Shortlisted in 2018 Southwark Business Excellence Awards: SME Excellence Award & Entrepreneur of the Year. The Gamechanger is a 6-Step strategy that generates a steady flow of leads by following Stacey’s 6 C's of Marketing: CONNECT CREATE CAPTIVATE CAPTURE CONVERSE CONVERT All of which we discuss in today’s episode along with tips on how to avoid common marketing mistakes and how to build a brand online. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Stacey on social and listen to her podcast ‘The Vault’ Check out www.brandlective.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
58:22
October 30, 2019
Sales Secrets & Tips For Securing Your First Client - Ronnell Richards
Episode #019 - On today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Ronnell Richards – an award-winning entrepreneur, podcast host and business consultant. Success isn't a talent, it's a skill ‐ one that can be taught. Ronnell’s unique combination of motivation, experience, communication, ambition, and vision has pushed several companies to overwhelming heights. Everyone wants exponential growth, but simply wanting it isn't enough. For every Rocky Balboa there's a Mickey motivating them from outside the ring, giving them that extra edge in the fight. Every Adonis Creed needs a Rocky to help guide them to the title. Ronnell has built a career out of transforming sales teams and sales professionals into high-level performers. He’s taught individuals how to feel like part of a team and perform better as a result. He’s successfully strategised with both small and large businesses to take their progress to the next level. This has given him a unique perspective on success that he brings to every aspect of his life. As an award-winning entrepreneur, Ronnell knows what it takes to aim high, and hit even higher. Ultimately this is what you’re going to learn in todays episode. Ronnell even talks us through the perfect sales pitch in order to gain your all-important first client. Ronnell’s energy is incredible and this was an incredibly fun conversation which I can’t wait for you all to hear. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Ronnell on social and listen to his podcast Business and Bourbon Check out www.ronnellrichards.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
59:38
October 23, 2019
What It Takes To Become The CEO - Rocky Romanella
Episode #018 - On today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Rocky Romanella. The Art of Inspiration is all about chasing your dreams. Rocky’s career journey, which is over 40 years, is one of those. Although no one has the only and exact answer, Rocky has stories and experiences that may help to find the recipe for success. All of us will have to overcome obstacles and transform our lives. His career has been no different and now after a wonderful career he enjoys the opportunity to inspire people to go after their dreams no matter where they are in their life. Rocky realises this is not a political view point but a social one, where he likes to talk about how hard work and enthusiasm are still critical components of success whether in a big company or as an entrepreneur or in life in general. There is no substitute for hard work. Rocky is a witty, Blue-Collar Guy who rose through the ranks at UPS. He then became a CEO and Board member of a small telecom company. And today, a small business owner. He believes that we all have a responsibility to leave things a little better than we found it. This is LEGACY. He has even recently published a book that I think will relate to you all. Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership, uses his over forty years of experience in supply chain, logistics and transportation, retail, sales and operational management at UPS, and his CEO and Director roles at a company he worked at after his UPS days. It is all about how we make choices and how those choices determine the kind of leader we can be. By following the steps that are laid out, you can truly learn the importance of Balanced Leadership. Rocky is a wealth of knowledge and I can’t wait for you all to listen to what he has to say. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Check out www.3sixtymanagementservices.comand get the book Tighten The Lug Nuts Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
56:16
October 19, 2019
The Art Of Making Things Happen - Steve Sims
Episode #017 - On today’s show I had the pleasure of speaking to Steve Sims. When it comes to getting things done, Founder and CEO of theBLUEFISH.com – Steve Sims is your man. He runs a luxury concierge company and if you take a quick look at the things he has arranged for his clients, you’ll understand why his company is in such high demand. Steve is also the author of BLUEFISHING – The art of making things happen – He talks success, relationships and making the impossible, possible. Forbes magazine called Steve “The modern-day Wizard of Oz” but, talking to him you wouldn’t think that. Steve grew up a bricklayer from London and despite his success, is still very much rooted to the ground. Steve believes that relationships are everything and he’s always looking for the win/win. From Harvard to the Pentagon Steve has graced some of the most iconic stages in and outside of America on topics like: The ROI on relationships How to create an experience rather than a sale Create a win win in every communication And getting to talk to anyone and he means anyone These are just some of the topics we cover in todays show. Steve is the definition of authentic – even the man himself, Elton John said “Steve Sims defines what it means to be your authentic self”. That’s got to be saying something. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Steve on social: @Stevedsims Check out www.stevedsims.com and get the book BLUEFISHING Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
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October 16, 2019
Being The Best Version Of Yourself - Purdeep Sangha
Episode #016 - Being The Best Version Of Yourself with Purdeep Sangha On today’s show I had the pleasure of speaking to Purdeep Sangha. Widely known as the mentor for men in business. Purdeep knows what the stress of being a husband, father and business professional feels like. Balancing a happy family with a successful profession can be a struggle. That feeling of unease when you’re spending time with your family, but constantly thinking about what you need to get done at work. Or when you’re working, but you’re feeling the guilt of not being the partner or parent you REALLY want to be or giving them the quality time they want. And personal goals, free time and feeling FULFILLED in life, well that gets put on a shelf to collect dust. It becomes a cycle that never ends. Here is what you can expect to learn in todays episode: a) Make more money. Learn the single most important factor to increasing your income exponentially, the RIGHT WAY. b) Unlock your potential. Discover how to THINK, ACT, FEEL and BE the man & business leader you dream of being. c) Be the guy that everyone admires. Implement the secret to experiencing more fulfilling relationship with your wife, kids, family and loved ones. d) Have less headaches. Learn how to SAVE yourself valuable time, money, resources & stress so you get to your goals, FASTER & EASIER. e) Take control of your destiny. Feel a completely new level of clarity, confidence and energy to take back CONTROL of your life, rather than being run by your circumstances. f) Avoid pitfalls. Discover the biggest pitfalls that stop men from achieving their dreams and how to avoid them. h) And much more… I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Purdeep on social: @Purdeepsangha Check out www.purdeepsangha.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
45:38
October 12, 2019
How Writing A Book Can Grow Your Business Dramatically - Joshua Lisec
Episode #015 - On today’s show I had the pleasure of speaking to Joshua Lisec. Every day Joshua helps authors manifest the mission behind their voice. He’s the world's only award-winning, celebrity-recommended, #1 international bestselling Certified Professional Ghostwriter and the founder of The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC. Since 2011, Joshua has ghostwritten forty books and has been featured in TED, TEDx, BBC Radio London, Foundr, American Express, Yahoo! and numerous other outlets. In just the past couple of years, his author clients have: Used a book to build a $1,000,000 product funnel Converted many readers into consulting clients they needed a waiting list Exceeded book sales goals by 200% thanks to top media appearances Averaged 10,000 copies sold per month And Achieved a 70X return on their investment in their book I know everyone here is going to love hearing a Celebrity Ghostwriter's secrets to organise your mental library, outline the best, marketable version of your book, and build a platform before your book is even available for pre-order. In other words, Joshua’s topic is not so much about ghostwriting, but rather how self-starters can cut through their fears, turn past mistakes into assets, and write content that attracts opportunities. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Check out Joshua’s websites: www.entrepreneurswordsmith.com& www.ghostwriteandprosper.com Connect with us both on LinkedIn Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
49:54
October 9, 2019
Freelancing Is The Future - Marlon Litz-Rosenzweig
Episode #014 – Marlon Litz-Rosenzweig - Back in 2012, Marlon founded MyLittleJob. the idea to connect European students to companies because he and his co-founder Daniel Barke, both realised that it was a struggle to secure a summer job while they were working at school. The jobs they could find didn’t really match what they were looking to do, but they soon noticed that it wasn’t any easier for companies to justify investing in recruitment or training for these shorter stints. This is where the bright idea of freelancing came to fruition. Five years later, MyLittleJob expanded into the U.S. and rebranded as WorkGenius once the company grew their vetted talent base with professional freelancers. WorkGenius is a freelance workforce solution that simplifies hiring and managing freelancers with the use of Artificial Intelligence. The unemployment rate is at a record low and the lack of available talent has made it increasingly difficult to hire successfully. Almost 4 in every 10 working Americans is freelancing today and 91% of companies are struggling to find the specialised talent that they need. WorkGenius bridges together Client, Project, and Freelancer needs. Marlon and I discuss a range of topics in today’s episode, but the main topics are the true story behind Marlon starting his company, the power of freelancing and we even touch on the struggles of scaling and building a team. There is so much value packed into this episode. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Marlon on LinkedIn Check out www.workgenius.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
46:49
October 5, 2019
The Non-Traditional Approach To PR - Dmitry Dravilev and Corey McAveeney
Episode #013 - Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of JustReachOut.io - a DIY PR software platform which to date has helped over 5000 businesses and brands get featured in the press all on their own. Dmitry has spent over a decade in the world of marketing and was previously a software engineer. He has published over 1,500 articles and he writes for Forbes, Entrepreneur, TheNextWeb, ReadWrite, Business Insider, Wired and many others. Dmitry loves working with customers looking to independently control their SEO, content marketing, and PR - all with a focus on relationship building. His wife, Corey McAveeney is the Head of Growth at JustReachOut where she specialises in content, community, and of course outreach. She spends a third of her day connecting with customers and making sure they're getting featured in the press, another third examining trending news headlines and dreaming up wild content ideas for customers, and another third so she says, snacking. Previously, Corey was an early employee at Culture Amp where she held roles in marketing, then sales, and then customer service. Corey left Culture Amp in 2018 when she decided to make her late night kitchen table strategy sessions with her husband official by joining JustReachOut full time. In this episode we discuss: The importance of a non-tradition approach to PR Building a business as a married couple Time management techniques SEO Tactics And so, so much more I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Corey and Dmitry on LinkedIn Check out JustReachOut.io  Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
41:00
October 2, 2019
Increasing Focus and Maximising Productivity - Mark Struczewski
Episode #012 - Today on the show I had the pleasure of speaking to Mark Struczewski, also known as Mister Productivity Mark has come to the conclusion that the five most common distractions are: Social media Email People Entertainment You your (Mindset) Distractions are a part of life. They've always been here and they're never going to go away. Everyone has to deal with them, even the highest performers. The good news is that dealing with distractions is not that difficult. There are proven strategies for taming them and that's what Mark teaches his audiences. Whether that is from the stage, on his podcast, as a coach or on social media, it's his passion to help you be a more productive version of yourself so you get done what you need to get done and enjoy your life in the process. This advice is applicable to all, whether you’re an entrepreneur, at university or in a full-time job listen to what Mark has to say and what your productivity increase exponentially. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Mark on LinkedIn and visit his website www.misterproductivity.com Listen to Mark’s podcast: The Mark Struczewski Podcast Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
52:28
September 29, 2019
The Belonging Factor - Devin Halliday
Episode #011 - Devin’s mission is to unlock and develop the potential in others to give them the ability to do more in the world. A Northern California native, living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s explored the people, places, and cultures across our planet. He’s been amazed, humbled, outraged. But mostly importantly, inspired. After nearly twenty years leading people and delivering award-winning results in a Fortune 15 technology company, Devin started a new and fulfilling chapter. As Founder and Chief Belonging Architect of Rudiment Solutions - A People Empowerment Company, Devin is able to bring a lifetime's worth of inspiration and influence to those looking to achieve more. Not only this, Devin is the Author of the book, BELONGING FACTOR and host of the Belonging Factor Podcast. Be sure to stick around because in this episode Devin has been kind enough to offer two free, signed copies of his book to those that enter via the link in the show notes below. In this episode there is an incredible amount of value. Our main topic of discussion is the importance of having a belonging factor within a company. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- WIN A FREE, SIGNED COPY OF DEVIN’S BOOK: ceojournals.belongingfactor.com Make sure you listen to the Belonging Factor podcast Link to Devin’s website: https://www.rudimentsolutions.com/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
47:54
September 25, 2019
An Expert In Continuous Change – Kristin Swarcheck
Episode #010 - On today’s episode I had the pleasure of talking to Kristin Swarcheck – a leadership expert, consultant and coach. Kristin pioneers a model of change required for the agile and resilient leader today. With 20 years' experience spearheading change initiatives and working with leaders at all levels, she has gained the wisdom of knowing what it takes to consistently produce extraordinary results. Kristin’s WHY is helping people to develop resilience while fuelling from within by connecting to something larger than themselves. She predominantly collaborates with the C-suite to transform cultures through purposeful inclusion and helps to cultivate leaders who see themselves as inspiring, effective leaders of change. By empowering the workforce to make decisions with confidence and promoting autonomy, harnessing technology, and creating best practices to build productivity and engagement, she helps organizations make quick wins to build momentum. In a spirit of collaboration and transformation, Kristin assists to ignite a workforce of forward-thinking executives who align with their WHY and deliver results consistently to exceed even their own expectations. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Connect with Kristin on LinkedIn: Kristin Swarcheck Kristins’ Website: www.liveleadthrive.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
41:37
September 20, 2019
Launching a Product Into a Supermarket - Matthew Parry
Episode #009 - On todays episode I had the pleasure of speaking to Matthew Parry – the CEO and Co-founder of the Good Crisp Company. A canister crisp continuing to compete with the likes of Pringles. Matt is from South Adelaide where for the last 10 years he was part of a company that launched health focused brands in his state and around Australia. After helping launch hundreds of brands Matt decided that it was time to do it for himself and that’s where he came up with the Idea of the Good Crisp Company. In January this year Matt , his wife and  his 3 young children packed their bags and relocated to Boulder Colorado to focus on growing his company in America. This episode is packed full of value where we discuss: The power of branding and packaging How to launch a product into a supermarket How to separate yourself from the biggest brands And so so much more I cant express enough how much value is packed into this discussion. Enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Connect with Matt on LinkedIn: Matthew Parry Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
36:23
September 14, 2019
Increasing Revenue With Email Marketing - Lewis Fausett
Episode #008 - On today’s episode you have the pleasure of listening to Lewis Fausett. After dropping out of university Lewis became partner in the jewellery company Patrick Adair Designs and has become a master in email marketing. Lewis is very intelligent and is extremely passionate about what he does. He’s managed to build an extremely successful e-commerce business and consult on over 1 million dollars in email marketing revenue In today’s episode we talk about: The importance of building a brand How to increase email open rates How to maximise conversions from emails How to create a killer email funnel And so, so much more I can’t express enough how much value is packed into this next hour so listen and take note. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Brett on Instagram: @LEWISWF Link to Lewis’ FREE marketing advice: http://newsletter.thedigitalageentrepreneur.com/ceojournals Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
56:36
September 7, 2019
Having a Successful Mindset & Networking With Celebrities - Brett Knutson
Episode #007 - On this episode you have the pleasure of listening to Brett Knutson. He’s incredible entrepreneur who is a partner in the marketing agency Monpolize. However, this is not where Brett started his journey. We find out that his original venture was a social network called Hive. A business which he was able to raise millions of dollars for and was the foundation to the network he has built today. So much so, it’s what has led to his agency having one of the largest social networks out of all marketing agencies, with a reach of over 4 billion followers. Today’s show is mainly focused on mindset and networking. Brett has a killer mindset when it comes to success and he provides some amazing insight to how you can change your mindset for the better and set yourself up to succeed. We also go into how Brett has managed to build his network and become close friends with A-list celebrities. He explains how to reach these people and how to make sure you maintain these relationships for years to come. I can’t express how much value is packed into the next hour, so listen carefully as Brett not only knowledgeable but inspiring. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Brett on Instagram: @KNUTSON Subscribe to Brett on You Tube: https://bit.ly/2PbUDR0 Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
56:22
September 4, 2019
How to network with billionaires - Jordan Paris
Episode #006 - In this episode you have the pleasure of listening to Jordan Paris. Jordan is the host of the podcast Growth Mindset University, which managed to reach a staggering 15th in Apple's rankings for Education, an extremely tough category. On his show he has interviewed the likes of Mark Manson, Dan Lok and James Altucher. All huge names in their respective industries. In this episode we discuss: How to network with billionaires The potential of podcasting  Why and how Jordan started his podcast How he marketed his podcast  How Jordan managed to amount 30,000 followers on LinkedIn I cant express enough how much value Jordan drops in just 45 minutes. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Jordan on Instagram: @J_PARIS_ Link to Jordan’s website: https://jordanparis.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
45:01
August 31, 2019
How to use LinkedIn to increase business revenue - Jake Bjorseth
Episode #005 - On this episode you have the pleasure of listening to Jake Bjorseth, founder of Trendsetters Media, a completely Generation Z owned and operated agency. The main topic of conversation on this episode is LinkedIn. However, all of the below is discussed: How Jake’s business came to fruition The potential of LinkedIn How to start growing your network The best content form for LinkedIn And so much more… I can’t express enough how much value is packed into this episode and I truly think if you’re running a B2B business and use these methods explained, you will see a significant growth in revenue for your business. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Jake on Instagram: @JAKEXBJORSETH Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
40:22
August 28, 2019
Being a successful entrepreneur as a teenager - Christian Johnson
Episode #004 - In todays show I had the pleasure of talking to Christian Johnson. Christian is just 18 years old, and having started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 12 he has been able to amount huge success. In this episode we discuss the troubles of being an entrepreneur at such a young age, strategies behind growing a social media marketing agency, the value of time and so much more. Do not underestimate Christian. He is extremely knowledgeable is his field of business, so take note of what he has to say. You will learn a lot. Enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Christian on Instagram: @themrboss Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
47:31
August 24, 2019
From losing everything TWICE to 7 figure entrepreneur - Kyle Lee Weber
Episode #003 - Today you have the pleasure of listening to the voice of Kyle Lee Weber AKA Viral Kyle. Kyle’s story isn’t simply rags to riches. As he says himself, its more of a rags to riches to then falling back on his face, not once but twice to then being able be successful in what he does today. I delve deep into his story.  In this episode we don’t only talk about Kyle’s incredible journey.  We discuss the troubles of suffering from depression and how he was able to overcome these.  The purpose of being an entrepreneur.  The right mindset in order to be successful and so much more. Kyle is kind, he’s funny, he charismatic. Kyle is a leader. So I know that anyone listening to this episode, once finished, will be inspired and ready to break down any barriers they may be currently facing and achieve their goals. -------------- Follow Kyle on Instagram: @VIRALKYLE Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
55:52
August 20, 2019
How to start a top 100 podcast - Apple Crider
Episode #002 - Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Apple (Andrew) Crider. He is the host of the highly sought after, top 100 business podcast Young Smart Money. In this episode we discuss all things podcasting. This includes how to actually start your podcast with regards to hosting platforms, equipment and editing software. How to actually land guests. How to then market your podcast to help it get into that all important top 100. We even talk about monetising your podcast without having to include advertisements.  Apple dropped a ton of value and with him being a 6 figure entrepreneur at such a young age EVERYONE should listen to what he has to say.  Enjoy this episode of CEO JOURNALS. -------------- Follow Apple on Instagram: @applecriderofficial Join Apple’s podcasting group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/podbladepublic Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
49:19
August 17, 2019
Rene Lacad – From Tai Lopez to a 6 figure SMMA in less than 1 year
Episode #001 - Today I had the pleasure of talking to Rene Lacad. A 23 year old college dropout turned entrepreneur. In just two years Rene has been able to scale his social media marketing agency to well over 6 figures and has generated more that 5 million dollars in revenue for his clients. We find out that Rene has been lucky enough to work for Tai Lopez in his sales and marketing team. He talks about how he managed to secure this opportunity, the key take aways from his experience and how he used these skills to transition into starting his own agency. By the end of the episode you will have an increased understanding on how to start and scale you own agency, with some key tips on how to plan out your journey and stay motivated throughout the process. -------------- Follow Rene on Instagram: @RENELACAD Subscribe to Rene on You Tube: www.youtube.com/user/ReneLacad13 Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
39:51
August 9, 2019