CEO Journals with Ethan Bridge
By Ethan Bridge
Listen. Learn. Grow.
Every week on CEO Journals, Ethan delves into the mind of one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.
There will be nothing but incredibly actionable advice on topics including marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, health, finance and so much more.
What you learn will be applicable no matter your age, profession or industry.
Ethan asks questions you wouldn't normally get to hear the answers to. So take note, as you never know how much this podcast could truly benefit your business and personal development.
Follow the show on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS
Every week on CEO Journals, Ethan delves into the mind of one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs.
There will be nothing but incredibly actionable advice on topics including marketing, sales, entrepreneurship, health, finance and so much more.
What you learn will be applicable no matter your age, profession or industry.
Ethan asks questions you wouldn't normally get to hear the answers to. So take note, as you never know how much this podcast could truly benefit your business and personal development.
Follow the show on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS
Implementing Business Strategies Derived From The World’s Best NBA Players – Alan Stein, Jr.
Episode #051 - What makes the best… the best? It’s what they do when no one is watching. And, how have certain teams and businesses been able to sustain unparalleled success while others are sporadic and inconsistent? Simple… it’s their culture. Today’s guest on the podcast, Alan Stein Jr, is a keynote speaker and author who spent 15+ years as a performance coach working with the highest-performing basketball players on the planet. When I say the highest performing basketball players on the planet, listen to this testimonial from Kevin Durant a 2-time NBA Champion, a 2-time NBA finals MVP and 10-time all-star: “Alan played a huge role in my development on and off the court and his guidance helped me get to where I am today.” During his time as a coach, he was able to see how these world-class players utilized these ‘unseen hours’ and now teaches others how to by utilizing the mindsets, rituals, and routines of those world-class athletes and coaches. He also realised how Successful leaders uphold incredibly high standards and they foster a culture of collective accountability. This is how these top teams were able to sustain that unparallel success I mentioned at the beginning of this introduction. Alan is incredibly motivational and incredibly intelligent so I can’t wait for you to hear what he has to say. -------------- Be sure to grab a copy of Alan’s book: www.raiseyourgamebook.com Be sure to follow Alan on all social platforms: @alansteinjr Check out Alan’s website: www.alansteinjr.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @THEMARKETINGETHAN -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
June 17, 2020
How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition & Be A Creative Thinker – Bob Sager
Episode #050 - Let me introduce you to today’s guest on CEO Journals, Bob Sager. Most businesses aren’t as profitable as they could be. For many, sluggish sales, price competition or both are the norm. Many businesses earn smaller margins than they should because consumers don’t perceive them as uniquely valuable. There’s an old saying: ‘If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.’ This is where Bob Steps in. With Over 30 years’ experience in sales, training and entrepreneurship with a mastery of the psychology, sociology and biology of human decision making he is adept at using creative thinking methods to convert this knowledge and experience into exceptional strategies that cause customers to perceive superior value. Best of all, the strategies he advises are easy to implement. Like hinges on a door, they are little things that add huge perceived customer value – and swing buying decisions! Competitors will copy what you’re doing that works, so continuous innovation is a must! And to innovate you must be creative. You may disagree with me, however, everyone is a creative thinker and Bob and I are going to prove this to you in today’s episode. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Connect with Bob on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobsager/ Be sure to check out Spearpoint Solutions: https://spearpointonline.com/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @THEMARKETINGETHAN -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
June 10, 2020
How To Avoid Financial Hardship and Prepare Your Finances For The Future - Jedidiah Collins
Episode #049 – This week’s guest on CEO Journals is Jedidiah Collins. Many kids on a playground today have the dream of going pro in sports and getting to test their skills against the best in the world. Some are lucky enough to play at college level, but how many take the next leap to be a Pro? Of the 380,000 student-athletes in America, 99% will become a professional in something other than their sport! Jed’s first question: How was he going to become a 1%? This led him to observing and absorbing from everyone around him who he felt he could learn from. It left him wondering why more people had not been introduced to this toolbox of success and drove him to create what he calls Rookie to Veteran. Once Jed began achieving the dream of playing in the NFL, he came across another number. Only a few get to achieve the dream of walking into a professional locker room, but how many were walking out of that same locker room having captured the dream? Over 70% of professional athletes fall on financial hardships soon after they are done playing! This led Jed to his second question: How was he going to become a 30%? Life decisions come quick after being handed a sizable check as a 22-year-old, and it is these decisions that Jed began to realize he was totally unprepared for. He went to highly educated people like his brothers to ask what to do, only to realize this was not a him problem, this was an everyone problem. So, he dove headfirst into the world of money. He understood the told that his body and mind were going to take in achieving the dream and did not want to miss the opportunity to capture that dream. Jed’s observations are what lead him to become a 1% and then a 30%. Translating these observations of watching how the best in the locker room and the boardroom operate is his life’s passion. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Buy Jed's book - Your Money Vehicle: https://amzn.to/375LiQp Visit Jed’s Website: www.jedidiahcollins.com Reach out to Jed on Instagram: @JED.COLLINS45 Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANCBRIDGE -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
June 03, 2020
From Foster Care To The NFL: Dealing With Identity Shift - Anthony Trucks
Episode #048 – From Foster Care To The NFL: Dealing With Identity Shift with Anthony Trucks. Anthony started his life in foster care where he had 20 life-shattering shifts. These shifts started as early as three years old when he and his three siblings entered into foster care. Anthony endured beatings, starvation, and forms of torture all before the age of six. He certainly wasn’t dealt the easiest hand in life. Fortunately, after years of misfortune, he was placed into a home where he would eventually be adopted as the sole black person in a poor but loving, all-white family 8 years later. Anthony’s life has been riddled with misfortune even three decades later. For most these issues would leave them broken however, for Anthony it was the opposite. He’s been able to fight through his troubles and emerge the other side more successful every time. Anthony played college football for the University of Oregon and then played in the NFL for the Bucs, Redskins, and Steelers. After his career-ending injury playing for the Steelers, he started his own company, where he now helps people design and build better lives in the areas of business, fitness, and overall personal development. During the episode, we discuss Anthony’s journey to the NFL and how he then managed to transition into an incredibly successful entrepreneur despite the initial early troubles when we had little idea as to how to run a business. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Visit Anthony’s website: www.anthonytrucks.com Reach out to Anthony on Instagram: @ANTHONYTRUCKS Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANCBRIDGE -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
May 27, 2020
Living A Life Of Honesty, Integrity and Transparency - The H.I.T. Man - Steven Kuhn
Episode #047 - Many of us are unable to unlock our full potential as we simply don’t know who we are as an individual. But some of you may be thinking, how on earth do I find out about my true self? Do not worry as today's guest Steven Kuhn has gone through that exact journey. Joining the army at 19 years old he completely reinvented himself. Going in he had no idea who he was but, from the moment he shaved his head and put on that uniform it was a clean slate. This isn’t the only time Steven has had to seek a deeper meaning to his being. throughout his journey, which we go into great detail, Steven ended up homeless and so decided to live with Benedictine Monks. What he discovered during his time here was fascinating and we talk all about it. This time spent in the monastery with nothing to do but think about himself as an individual is what has helped him evolve into the incredibly successful entrepreneur he is today. I can’t wait for you to hear what Steven has to say. His journey is incredible: from joining the army to becoming homeless, to being Mick Jagger’s bodyguard to now the incredible entrepreneur you’re in for a treat this episode. -------------- Reach out to Steven on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevenekuhn https://www.facebook.com/StevenKuhnOfficial/ Drop Steven an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANCBRIDGE -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
May 20, 2020
The Importance Of Physical & Mental Health In Entrepreneurship - Alan Lazaros
Episode #046 - Years ago, after being involved in a nearly fatal car accident, Alan questioned everything. What if that was it? Did he courageously fight for what he believes in? Did he love openly, honestly, and fiercely? Not liking his answers, he decided to change forever. Today, Alan is a Professional Speaker, Peak Performance Business Coach/Consultant, and the Co-host of The Hyper Conscious podcast. He is here today to help you believe in yourself and your own brighter future and to inspire, motivate, and educate you on how to make those goals and dreams come true. Physical health can often be overlooked as an entrepreneur. We become so fixated on the results of the business that our physical and mental health can often take a back seat. However, if you’re not of peak physical and mental health, how Is your body supposed to be able to perform at its peak level? It simply can’t. This is where Alan steps in. He’s a fitness fanatic. Being a model and having won men’s physique competitions he knows exactly how to train your body and mind to be at its highest performing level. That’s part of what Alan and I discuss today. Alan is incredibly knowledgeable and a phenomenal speaker, so I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Reach out to Alan on Instagram: www.instagram.com/alazaros88 Listen to the Hyper Conscious Podcast: www.thehyperconsciouspodcast.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANCBRIDGE -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
May 14, 2020
Habits of Professional Athletes & Winning The World Series With The New York Yankees - Dana Cavalea
Episode #045 - Professional athletes are the best in the world at what they do. Nobody is better than them. Yet, they all have coaches. That doesn’t always mean that the coaches are better at what they’re teaching. They are there to hold the players accountable. They are there to pick up on the minute tweaks that could lead to marginal gains in performance. They’re there to help when these athletes are at their lowest points. They are there to make sure the athlete continues to perform at the highest level. Dana Cavalea, today's guest on the podcast, was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New York Yankees. He helped lead the team to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award which is given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball as voted by his peers. Since being one of the top coaches in baseball Dana has transitioned to working as a performance coach and consultant to Companies, Organizations, and some of America's Top CEOs, Executives, and Wall Street Fund Managers & Traders- helping them to optimize performance, productivity, and sales. CEOs and top executives share many of the same qualities as these players. They want to be the best at what they do. Ultimately, they all want to enhance their performance so that they are untouchable by competition. Dana helps them achieve just that. I hope you all enjoy this episode of CEO Journals! -------------- You can find everything you need to know about Dana at https://danacavalea.com/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
May 06, 2020
Waking Up Every Day With Passion And Purpose For Life - Glenn Lundy
Episode #044 - Have you ever taken a step back and truly thought about your purpose in life? Why do you wake up every morning? What is it that you want to achieve? Are you working towards being the best version of yourself? When Glenn Lundy, today’s guest on the podcast, truly thought about what I’ve just mentioned was when his life changed forever. After failing an attempt at suicide, Glenn realised that he needed to take responsibility for his actions. He was the only constant in his life that was causing a downwards spiral. Therefore, he was the only person with the ability to make a change. Today, he is a husband to 1, a father to 7, and the host of the popular Facebook Live show #RiseAndGrind. Glenn has been spotlighted on ABC, NBC, and CBS, and is an expert in dealership culture development, and leadership training. With 20 year’s experience in the automotive industry, Glenn lead a dealership from 120 cars a month to an 800% increase in sales in just five years, becoming the 2nd largest used car franchise in the country. Glenn has a unique ability to help identify the areas for growth in stores and teach creative ways to invoke a dealership’s spirit. With a background in sales, and finance, he uses his skill sets to create growth, as well as tapping into the mental side of human development. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Visit Glenn’s website: https://glennlundy.com/ Get the FREE morning routine guide: https://glennlundy.com/the-morning-5/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
April 29, 2020
Reacting To Business Changes During COVID-19 - Andy Baldacci
Episode #043 – COVID-19, a term that we’ve all had to become far too familiar with over the past couple of months. We know it’s effecting both individuals and business around the globe. Today’s guest on the show, Andy Baldacci, decided morally to no longer charge his customers throughout the duration of the pandemic. Understanding that he shouldn’t be charging for a service that is currently providing no value. His company’s revenue currently stands at $0 – something that definitely wasn’t forecasted. We delve into how he is making the best of this difficult and frankly unusual situation. From professional poker player to the owner of a software company – Andy has an interesting story behind how he acquired SaberSim – a software that offers Daily Fantasy Sports projections and line-up builders for the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and golf. Being from the UK the fantasy sports scene in America was fascinating to learn about, in cases I had no idea how much money could be at stake! I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Matt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-baldacci/ Visit SaberSim: https://www.sabersim.com/ Check out Andy’s podcast: The Effective Founder Show Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
April 22, 2020
Living A Life Aligned With Your Values - Matt Gagnon
Episode #042 – There is more to a person than just their accomplishments… there is a journey. With social media nowadays we are often misled by those that we follow. We need to remember what we see is a highlight reel and a highlight real only. We see a snapshot of the moment, a fraction of the full story. Every entrepreneur has a dream, a set of goals in which they are setting out to accomplish. And they each have their own values, in which they should never forget. Matt Gagnon, todays guest on the show, believes in living a life aligned with your values. We all have up to five core values - that when honoured, evoke the best in us. The problem is that many people live life with values defined by others, leaving one feeling empty and like they are never enough. It causes us to become fixated on the things that do make us feel whole and good about ourselves. It’s addiction. Matt first discovered this when he became addicted to praise. Not drugs or alcohol, or the things that people most commonly associate addition to – praise. And for 15 years Matt sold himself to the corporate lifestyle. Sold himself to the point Matt had to go on medical leave with several severe and life-threatening health issues. Matt wasn’t set up in the perfect position to pursue self-employment. In fact, he was in quite the opposite. He barely had the energy to work 40-hour months. But it’s incredible what you can achieve when your back is up against the wall. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Matt: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattgagnon1/ Visit Matt’s Coaching website: https://lifestorycoaching.net/ Follow Matt on Instagram: @iammattgagnon Call Matt: 512-541-6561 Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
April 15, 2020
The Power Of Consistency: From Prison To Building An Empire - Weldon Long
Episode #041 - How often do you find yourself waiting for the perfect opportunity to arise before you set off on achieving a goal, only to come to the realisation that that perfect moment doesn’t exist? Or how about comparing your starting position to that of somebody else. Making excuses such as ‘oh their parents gave them money’ or ‘their parents owned the company and passed it down’? These are things you cannot be worrying or complaining about. They are situations out of your control. Weldon Long, today’s guest on the podcast, didn’t start his journey at the perfect moment and definitely wasn’t well equipped with the capital to start a business. At the age of 39, Weldon was living in a homeless shelter after having served 13 years in prison. A 9th grade dropout and three-time convicted felon, he found himself broke and unable to gain employment. After 6 months of knocking on many doors, he landed a sales position and quickly became one of the industry’s top sales leaders. In 2004, he opened his own company; and in 2009, that company was selected by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies. Weldon’s story is inspiring, and he has to be one of the most motivating I’ve spoken to. His Sales experience and Prosperity Mindset philosophies are staggering. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Check out Weldon’s website: www.weldonlong.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
April 08, 2020
Getting Paid For Who You Are, Instead Of Just What You Do - Terry Rice
Episode #040 – Getting paid for who you are, instead of just what you do – sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well you’re wrong, it’s possible and it’s exactly what today’s guest on the podcast, Terry Rice, teaches. As a business consultant, Terry helps entrepreneurs and consultants monetize their knowledge so they can grow their business without sacrificing their health, family or personal interests. He can help monetize your knowledge through consulting, speaking gigs, online courses and additional revenue streams – sounds like the ideal lifestyle to me! As we shift from a “doing” economy to a “being” economy, many professionals have an opportunity to monetize their knowledge through various income streams. However, it’s easy to fall into the consulting trap -- constantly chasing clients and working long hours while neglecting your outside interests. The “Hustle Harder” culture is fundamentally broken. Continuously working long hours and chasing the next opportunity will eventually lead to burnout, not success. Beyond that, it’s challenging to attract the right prospects and business partners when you project scarcity. It’s time to take a look at the way you work and really start thinking about optimising the talents you already possess. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals! -------------- Follow Terry on all social platforms: @ITSTERRYRICE Check out Terry’s website: https://www.terryrice.co/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
April 01, 2020
Building Your Tribe and Perfecting Brand Storytelling - Brian Schulman
Episode #039 - Companies of all sizes know they need to attract and retain an engaged audience, or as we now know it, a "tribe". These are the customers and clients who will be evangelists. Your biggest fans. With you through thick and thin, because they know what you stand for, they know what you do, and they know why you're the best at it. As times move quickly, and audiences can be easily distracted by "shiny new things" it is more important than ever to stand tall in your values - the reason your tribe was attracted to you to begin with. Don't fall victim to the newest trends just because you have a sense of urgency or the itch to pivot. Return to your roots. Remember your voice. Remember your purpose; the reason you started all this to begin with. These are the words of today’s guest on the podcast Brian Schulman, the CEO and Founder of voice your vibe. Brian is a Forbes featured entrepreneur and was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in 2018 as well as one of the platform’s top video creators. In this episode we discuss the importance of building a community and how this is made possible through brand storytelling. Having amassed over 43,000 followers on LinkedIn we also discuss how the platform has propelled his career. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals -------------- Get the FREE LinkedIn jumpstart course: https://linkedinmasterclass.thinkific.com/ Schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation: https://calendly.com/voiceyourvibe Be sure to connect with Brian on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianschulman/ Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
March 25, 2020
Increase Conversion Rates With Direct Mail - Kris Rudeegraap
Episode #038 – Sales outreach is evolving. I simple cold call and cold email doesn’t seem to cut it nowadays. Yes, they still work if your script is fantastic, but brands need to be creative to grab the potential customer’s attention. This is where today’s guest Kris Rudeegraap steps in. A few years ago, Kris and his co-founder Braydan noticed a universal dilemma: Consumers and companies, alike, were drowning in digital noise. Cold emails went unopened; emails unanswered; apps got deleted; ads were ignored. Companies struggled with finding innovative ways to rise above the noise and build more meaningful relationships. So, they started sending direct mail and corporate gifts to get on people’s desks, not just their inboxes. And it worked.. But scaling this strategy would be nearly impossible—so they set out on a mission to build the world’s first Sending Platform: a comprehensive solution for sourcing, storing, shipping, and measuring ROI for anything a business ever needs to send. Their company Sendoso was born. Kris and I discuss all things outreach. How brands and individuals can set themselves apart from their competition. We also delve into the details of fundraising, a topic yet to be explored on the podcast and we also talk about the processes behind scaling a team and operations to keep up with exponential growth of the company. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Check out Sendoso: https://sendoso.com/ Connect with Kris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudeegraap/ Follow Kris on Twitter: @Rudeegraap Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
March 18, 2020
How To Work Less And Still Make More Money - James Schramko
Episode #037 - With today’s hustle mentality, it’s not often you hear someone encouraging you to work less, or hear about someone who’s extremely successful only working a few hours a day. We expect all Founders and CEOs to be working tirelessly. We imagine sleepless nights, 18-hour work days and high stress which yes, is the case for many, but not James Schramko who is today's guest. James is the founder of SuperFastBusiness. A company James started after many years of experience to help the online business owner, get plenty more profit while working a lot less. To me that offer sounds like a no brainier. Yes, James does now try to enjoy his life as much as he possibly can, but it took years of hard work to get to this point, so don’t be fooled. It’s like the 80/20 principle. It’s a concept that two out of ten items, on any general to do list, will turn out to be worth more than the other eight items put together. It’s these two that James focuses on, that’s allowed him to be able to build his life the exact way he wants it to be. With time freedom. James and I discuss all this. We talk about his journey and how he managed to get to this point in which he's at today, we talk about his various streams of income, how it’s important to not become overwhelmed by the ‘hustle mentality’ and so, so much more. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Grab a copy of James’ book: www.superfastbusiness.com/book Check out SuperFastBusiness at: www.superfastbusiness.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
March 11, 2020
Adapting To The Evolving Working Environment - Daniel Ramsey
Episode #036 – The conditions of the way in which we all work are shifting. It’s likely that if you’re a business owner or an employee that your workplace now allows employees to work from home or enjoy flexi-working hours. Not only does it save money on office space, it allows employees to achieve a greater work life balance. Some of your employees may have families yet they commute 2 hours in and 2 hours home each day to get to the office, sacrificing time that could’ve been spent elsewhere. Yet if they worked from home this could all be solved. There’s no need to even come to the office in most cases. It’s simply been the norm for such a long time that any change doesn’t seem to make sense. Remote working is a no brainer in my opinion. This is what today’s guest on the podcast has come to speak about. Daniel Ramsey is the CEO and Co-Founder of MyOutDesk.com - a California based business process services company with delivery offices located in the United States and the Philippines. By having MyOutDesk Inc. virtual assistants (VAs) work from their fully-equipped home offices in Southeast Asia Daniel and his team are able to offer significant cost savings to their clients compared to similar USA based service providers who may charge anywhere from $15 to $50 per hour. MyOutDesk Inc. is able to offer better service and results in a subscription model with substantial savings. This was definitely an eye-opening conversation for me. Times are changing and companies need to adapt to these evolving working conditions. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Make sure you connect with Daniel: www.linkedin.com/in/dramseyinc/ Grab a FREE copy of the book: www.myoutdesk.com/scale Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
March 04, 2020
The Art Of Running An Agency and Positioning Yourself As Market Leaders - Steve Gordon
Episode #035 – one of the biggest complaints of professionals is that the business is like a hamster wheel…and you’re the hamster! You’re only making money when you’re working—prospecting, meeting with potential clients or delivering on your “work product.” You are simultaneously the CEO, CFO, and factory line worker. On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Steve Gordon. In 1999, at the age of 28, Steve became the CEO of his first business. It was baptism by fire… He knew nothing about marketing or selling services. The company got all of their business by word of mouth. But they never knew where the next client was coming from, or when he (or she) would arrive. Steve spent far too many nights, staring at the ceiling at 2:00 am, worried that the next client might not come when we needed it. So, he started studying sales and marketing. And he and his team grew that firm into a multi-7-figure professional practice. Now Steve has invested nearly two decades, studying, implementing, testing, and proving the strategies that work to sell professional services. Since 2010, he’s been sharing what he’s learned with growth-minded professionals who are tired of trying this and trying that, and finally, want some clarity and just want to have a clear plan of action to get clients, that works. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Grab a FREE copy of Steve’s book: unstoppableceo.net/ceojournal Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
February 26, 2020
Understanding Leadership & Tips For Becoming A Better Leader - Drew Dudley
Episode #034 - On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Drew Dudley. Drew is an internationally acclaimed leadership speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the creator of the renowned TED talk “Everyday Leadership”. Drew’s clients have included some of the world’s most well know organisations, including McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble, JP Morgan Chase, so he definitely walks the walk. Somewhere around the middle of his undergraduate education, Drew realised engaging with the world was a lot more fun than writing papers about it. As he moved into his career, he took on the challenge of creating and building the Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto, which became the largest and most dynamic in the country. It was those leadership students who changed the course of Drew’s professional life: they secretly organised a campaign to put him onstage at TEDxToronto 2010, where he delivered a talk that would go on to generate more than 5 million views around the internet. A high-achieving lifestyle took its toll however: undiagnosed bipolar disorder set the foundation for binge eating and drinking, and Drew grew to over 300 pounds while struggling with the emotional challenges of a career that kept him on the road 250 days a year. Recognising how many people were struggling silently with similar battles, Drew began infusing these experiences into his keynotes, hoping to remind people that their scars in no way stand in the way of their leadership. I can’t wait for you all to hear what Drew has to say so without any further ado, lets dive straight into the episode, enjoy. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- For more info about Drew visit: www.drewdudley.com Follow Drew on social media: @DAYONEDREW Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
February 19, 2020
From Prison To Prosperity - Erik Salzenstein
Episode #033 - On today’s episode of the podcast I am welcoming Erik Salzenstein. Erik’s journey is something incredibly special and signifies in such a powerful way the process and possibility of change. He struggled and battled with drug addiction, anxiety and greed. His life spiralled out of control and he found himself in a courtroom facing some serious time. Erik was sentenced to 4 years in prison and made a decision to do whatever it was going to take to transform his life. He spent his time relentlessly pursuing and studying personal development. He spent his time, day and night changing, tweaking and re-wiring himself to match the future self he wanted to create. Erik wanted change, As he started to create these changes down to the way he was physically walking, he had a desire to share this with others. He started speaking from stage and was even published in a local newspaper while incarcerated for a speech contest against 2 other prisons. He started coaching, running workshops and mastermind groups for the other inmates in hopes that they too would make a decision to change. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- For more info about Erik visit: www.eriksalzenstein.com Follow Erik on Instagram/Facebook: @salzenstein / Erik Salzenstein Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
February 12, 2020
Challenging The Status Quo Of The Sales World - Dale Dupree
Episode #032 - On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Dale Dupree. Dale is the Founder of The Sales Rebellion who exist to change the game in, so he quotes ‘the ever so boring sales Bullpen’. He teaches you to cause undeniable curiosity, wander your territory, breathe life into your pipeline, and take your prospects on an adventure. Dale is an exemplary model of what it means to Be Yourself. He embodies practicing what you preach and isn’t afraid to own his mistakes. For him, The Sales Rebellion is the fruition of a decade of waking up every morning determined to know true success. Dale’s mission is to give other sales professionals confidence to lead the charge for change in their respective industries. Just as he exists to change the game and rebel against the status quo of the sales world. Dale and I discuss some interesting client outreach tactics, opposed to your traditional, sometimes extremely painful cold call. It’s important to take your prospects and pipeline on a journey, more of which you will learn throughout the episode. He is also a very familiar with LinkedIn, amassing over 22,000 followers who are all extremely engaged with his content. So, we discuss some key tactics on how to grow a close-knit community who value and engage with your content on the platform. I learned a lot from Dale throughout our conversation, so I urge you all to take note of what he has to say. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Find everything you need to know about Dale at: www.thesalesrebellion.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
February 05, 2020
Personal Finance Strategies Of The World's Wealthiest People - Patrick Donohoe
Episode #031 - On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Patrick Donohoe. Patrick is the President and CEO of Paradigm Life which he in 2007 after learning from his mentor Kim Butler about financial strategies outside of Wall Street. With a background in economics and marketing, Patrick immediately realised the opportunity to teach investors, business owners, professionals and families on a large scale using modern digital media and communication technology. Since 2007 Paradigm Life has worked with thousands of individuals. He has even shared the stage with financial experts such as Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump Jr. Now Patrick is the first guest on the podcast to discuss personal finance and its importance. He was kind enough to provide a more simplistic approach so that the episode can enjoyed by all levels of expertise within the personal finance space. We specifically discuss the ‘infinite banking policy’ – a risk free investment strategy, which I urge you all to listen extremely carefully to as it’s something you should definitely take away from this episode and implement. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Find everything you need to know about Patrick at: www.headsortailsiwin.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
January 29, 2020
How To Balance A Full-Time Job and A Successful Side Hustle - Ali Almossawi
Episode #30 - On today’s episode of the podcast I had the pleasure of speaking to Ali Almossawi. Ali is the author of Bad Arguments, Bad Choices, and The Point of Pointless Work. His books have been read by 3.2 million readers, translated into 21 languages, and have sold over 300,000 copies in print. In his other career, he leads an engineering and design team at Apple. You heard that right being an author isn’t Ali’s full-time gig. He has had over 3.2 million readers all whilst having a full-time job. This side hustle, or what Ali calls his side passion, is something he tackles in his mornings and evenings. This is something I imagine a lot of you can relate to so in this discussion I delve deeply into how Ali balances his time between his job’s whilst giving his all to both careers. I also ask him as many of you are probably already wondering, if this man is already a successful author, why on earth hasn’t he quit his full-time job and gone all in on his side passion. We also dive into the details his most successful book Bad arguments, where we discuss some key argumentative tactics and logical fallacies you can apply to your everyday life. I hope you enjoy this episode of CEO Journals. -------------- Follow Ali on Instagram: @almossawi Visit Ali’s website: www.almossawi.com Follow me on Instagram: @CEOJOURNALS / @ETHANBRIDGE_ -------------- DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW IF YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW!
January 21, 2020
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!
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!
January 08, 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!
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.
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!
December 04, 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!
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!
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!
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!
November 06, 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
October 09, 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!
October 05, 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!
October 02, 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
September 07, 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!
September 04, 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
August 09, 2019