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Below Zero to Hero - Brain Dump by the Fail Coach

Below Zero to Hero - Brain Dump by the Fail Coach

By Miha Matlievski
Can setbacks fuel future success?

When I coach entrepreneurs, I tell them, "Fail forward and fail fast, and every day will be a school day." What that means is that there is always a lesson to be had and failure is one of our greatest teachers. Approach every day as a school day.

In this podcast,​ I will do my best to share with you my failures, business and personal, and all the lessons learned so that hopefully you don't have to repeat those same mistakes.
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63: Value Interview w/ Ryan Chute :: The foundation of good selling
As a Sales Operations Specialist, Ryan has worked on 4 continents in 8 countries helping thousands of companies grow sales by building and fixing broken selling systems, leaders, and culture. As a lifelong student of sales, Ryan is always learning from the wide variety of industries he works with to integrate best practices into his custom solutions. *** Links Website: Facebook: Facebook page: LinkedIn: LinkedIn page: Instagram: @wizardofsales
May 3, 2020
62: Value Interview w/ Tameera Corporal :: Business development growth tactics
Tameera Corporal is a full-stack web developer, corporate trainer, author, and digital consultant. She spent 15 ½ years in corporate saving companies as an analyst, senior accountant, and tax preparer.  Tameera also earned her MBA and PMP before she left corporate for good to build her own business. Currently, Tameera is the founder and lead developer at Accufigures, a part-time instructor at the DIY Biz Owner Training Center and the host of the HAVOC Nation Podcast in Tampa, FL.   She is also a proud homeschool teacher and fur parent. ** Links Website: Facebook: Facebook page: LinkedIn: LinkedIn page: Twitter: Instagram:
May 3, 2020
61: Value Interview w/ Quin Amorim :: Creating products and selling them on Amazon
Quin Amorim is an online entrepreneur, who started with dropshipping back in 1997, and has now evolved to private label brands and selling professionally online using Amazon FBA and Shopify eCommerce stores. He is also a team member at TED, and Mozilla/Firefox, Quin translates Ted talks and subtitles Ted and Mozilla videos from English to Portuguese. Quin’s first online sale was on eBay in 1997 and in late 2014 switched to Amazon FBA, where he has since created several brands of his own “Private Label”, and manages several multi Million dollar accounts with his team. Managing online product distribution, sponsored product campaigns, Pay Per Click advertising, generating brand awareness, developing and launching products, customer support, etc Quin founded the “Prolific Zone” agency that works with startups, professional Amazon sellers, International eCommerce companies, supplement companies, and even perform product research for a couple of fortune 500 companies. *** Links Website: Facebook: Facebook page: LinkedIn: LinkedIn page: Twitter: @quin_amorim Instagram: @quin_amorim
May 3, 2020
60: Value Interview w/ Jeraud Norman :: If you stay ready you don't have to get ready
Back in May of 2012 Jeraud Norman and his son got hit by an 18 wheeler truck. This personal tragedy triggered an avalanche of events; he lost his job, his house was foreclosed, and he ended up in mounds of debt. At this point in his life, he was a single dad for the past year and a half, adopted his nephew, filed for full custody of his son, and won. This all happened a year after he left his job at Newport News Shipbuilding where he graduated at the top of his class as an Apprentice. And later became a supervisor of the nuclear power plant aboard the aircraft carrier CVN77 Bush. While out of work, he desperately tried finding ways that would enable him to provide for his family when the only way he knew how was not an option. Throughout this journey, he was introduced to the world of marketing on a few occasions and realized that he needed to take it seriously. After going headfirst into sales he realized it is difficult to give things away for free. What intrigued him the most about marketing online was it made it easier to find your ideal clients to buy your product or service. It was not until he went to a conference in Las Vegas and was on a plane home that he met a woman that was selling the exact same product as him but was using online marketing to do all the selling for her. She was making over $20k a month and could care less about talking to someone about her business. She recognized the materials from the conference and said she was there too. He was grinding his tail off and was making scraps. It was at that point that he decided that he had to do the marketing thing. So, he started his own marketing company where the motto is "We Turn Strangers Into Customers Using Paid Social Media Ads" and it has been a successful business for the past four years. *** Links Website: Facebook: Facebook page: LinkedIn: Instagram: @jeraud_gave
May 3, 2020
59: Value Interview w/ Agnes Bilik :: How to start a podcast
Agnes moved to Amsterdam and started a job as a corporate recruiter for a Dutch recruitment company, where she had to hire other recruiters for their offices in Germany. In that role, she was micromanaged, and she was basically sitting on LinkedIn the entire day, approaching possible candidates. At that time, she felt very stuck and hopeless, so she was looking for a way out and decided to educate herself further and do a Master in Strategy & Organization. There she wrote her master thesis on the topic of emotions and entrepreneurship. Hence, she had to find entrepreneurs that would be willing to give her an interview for research, so that's how she crossed paths with entrepreneurs and started to think about her own business. In 2019 Agnes started with her own podcast called "Raw and Real." The "Raw and Real" podcast is telling stories of entrepreneurs and inspiring personalities while focusing on challenges, struggles, failures, and fears. Alongside her podcast, Agnes also started her company Raw & real media. Through her company, she is helping companies and solopreneurs in creating self-development podcasts. *** Links Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram username: @agnes.bilik
May 1, 2020
58: Value Interview w/ Heather Parady :: Surviving solopreneurship
A couple of years ago, Heather decided she wanted to share stories. She is drawn to the topic of "impact," and she loves studying the change-makers of the world. The more she learned about leaders throughout history, the more convinced she became that some of the greatest influencers were those who were "unconventional." She hopes to share these stories to encourage others to step up, use their voices, and make a difference in this world. Heather Parady is the host of "The Unconventional Leaders Podcast," facilitator of The TRIBE Masterminds, facilitator of the  Podcasting Together Mastermind, and monthly contributor for Leaders in Heels Magazine. *** Links Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: @heatherparady Instagram: @heatherparady
May 1, 2020
57: Value Interview w/ Dominick Domasky :: Books, fears and inspiration – better days are ahead!
Dominick Domasky is an inspirational author, YouTube host, sales expert, and the founder of the inspiration sharing and publishing platform Motivation Champs. Dominick is the author of the inspirational books, The Journey of a Grunt and Don’t Double Bread the Fish, and creator and co-author of the hit books The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood and Go Ask Your Dad.  Recently, he released the hard-hitting eBook How to Write a Book in 2020 and immediately it became a Bestseller on Amazon. Dominick’s greatest accomplishments are his two children, and he aspires to be the best husband and father he can be. *** Links Website: Facebook: Facebook page: LinkedIn: Twitter: @domd1000 Instagram: @motivationchamps
April 30, 2020
56: Value Interview w/ Tom Brush :: Ignite your action NOW!
Tom Brush is a nonprofit consultant/coach who partners with nonprofit leaders and organizations to design strategies to further engagement with their constituencies, effectively manage volunteers and boards, increase donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and creatively steward donors.   After spending nearly 25 years working in development and involvement with nonprofits, Tom knows what drives engagement and increases giving. In that time, Tom has worked on four comprehensive fundraising campaigns which all achieved their goal; built and managed annual fundraising appeals that have increased giving; developed engagement and communications plans that increased participation; identified, cultivated, solicited and steward major gift prospects for gifts up to $250,000; and created and directed events that increased net revenue. As the founder of Advancement Designs, Tom has supported nonprofits of all sizes and has strong connections in the higher education advancement industry.  Twice he has been on the planning committee of the CASE District II annual conference planning committee. He has regularly presented at conferences and in front of groups large and small. Serving as an Associate Consultant with the Maryland Association of Nonprofits (MANO), Tom holds a Bachelor's degree, an MBA, and has served as president of two nonprofit boards. Outside of his passion for consulting and coaching nonprofit professionals and organizations, Tom loves to network, connect with other professionals and officiate girls and women's lacrosse. As a result of working with Tom, nonprofits have focused their efforts enabling them to spend more time engaging, soliciting, and steward their donors generating more support and revenue for their organization. *** Links: Website: Facebook profile: Facebook Page: LinkedIn profile: Twitter username: @AdvancementAid
April 30, 2020
55: Value Interview w/ Richard Fletcher :: How to have a thriving online business in uncertain times
Richard Fletcher is a former professional gambler who now shows online coaches how to create, package and sell a high ticket coaching program. Only within 2 weeks - all using their Facebook profile without spending any money on ads. He spent 15 years learning to market effectively online BEFORE he even considered offering his services as a business coach. *** Links Website: Facebook page: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram username: @magicsaucemarketing
April 29, 2020
54: Value Interview w/ Josh Anderson :: Fail your way to success
Josh Anderson originally comes from Nashville and he's in business since 2006. He is one of the top agents in their Nashville office and the majority of his business is referral based(about 75%). Mostly he works with buyers, sellers, and investors in all of Middle TN. Josh is also a veteran who served in the military and spent a year in Afghanistan back in 2002 right after 9/11. *** Links Website: Facebook page: Facebook: LinkedIn page: LinkedIn: Twitter username: @AndersonGroupRE Instagram username: @tagrealestate
April 29, 2020
53: Value Interview w/ Tommy Breedlove :: Building towards financial freedom and a legendary life
Tommy Breedlove is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author and Atlanta-based business, relationship, and mindset coach who is a regular featured keynote speaker at global events. He serves clients and audiences by empowering them to build and live Legendary Lives. He guides them to build a lasting legacy, work in their zone of brilliance, obtain financial freedom, and live with meaning and balance. *** Links Website: Facebook page: Facebook: LinkedIn page: LinkedIn: Twitter: @tommybreedlove Instagram: @tommybreedlove
April 27, 2020
52: Value Interview w/ Ian Blunt :: I say success, you say failure
Ian’s life has been anything but consistent. Things around him were changing all the time, without warning and often with painful consequences. But getting into troubled waters is what allowed him to learn how to deal with the many problems we face in life. Having turned his life around from depression and anxieties - he went on to study two life coaching courses and start up his own practice as a Success Coach. When you feel that you’re failing at life - Ian is there to help you out of the hole. *** Links Website: Facebook. Twitter username: @ianwblunt
April 27, 2020
51: Value Interview w/ Amber Drake :: Intro to Human Design with a live reading
Amber Leann Drake is a wifey, friend, and Holistic Life Coach. She helps women ditch burnout and chaos to reclaim their confidence and clarity with consistent, aligned action, but she especially loves helping women take the act of self-love to a level that begins in the soul and ripples into every aspect of her life and relationships. Amber is kinda obsessed with pretty plants, being warm, and audiobooks. ❤ *** Links Website: Facebook Page: Facebook: Instagram:
March 29, 2020
50: Value Interview w/ Samantha Justine :: Build a Community of Followers That Will Buy Your Online Course
Samantha Justine is an international sales funnel and course launch strategist who has been featured in Next Step Hub, Business2Community, Future Sharks and Funnel Magazine. She helps mission-driven entrepreneurs scale their business and create a bigger impact for their community by turning their expertise into profitable online courses. Samantha started working in the online industry as a freelancer in 2008. Since then, she’s built her own community that has helped over 7,500 people jumpstart their careers as freelancers with specialized skills through her online courses. Today, she’s helping more communities of entrepreneurs who want to influence more people in a positive way through sharing their message with online courses, while she travels the world. *** Links Website: Facebook Page: Instagram: Twitter:
March 29, 2020
49: Value Interview w/ Abi Miller :: How your energy affects everything you do
Abi Miller is an energy coach helping heart-led entrepreneurs come into energetic alignment so they can sign their clients online organically using simply their energy aligned with strategy. *** Links Website: LinkedIn Business Page: Facebook Page: Facebook: Instagram:
March 29, 2020
48: Value Interview w/ Cathie Quillet :: Work smarter, not harder!
Cathie Quillet is the owner of Nashville Reproductive Therapy and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in infertility and pregnancy loss, along with the treatment of those in the seasons of pregnancy, postpartum and adoption. Cathie is the author of the book Not Pregnant: A Companion of the Emotional Journey of Infertility and is the Founder and Owner of The Missing Peace Project where she is a fertility coach. Cathie is a member of Resolve and a trained member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Additionally, Cathie is on the executive board of The Rooted Bridge, a maternal mental health non-profit in Nashville ( and the Counseling Advisor for Waiting in Hope. *** Links Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram:
March 29, 2020
47: Value Interview w/ Kelli Bradley :: The Devoted Daughter’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Kelli is a native Oregonian who has dedicated the last twenty years of her life both personally and professionally to senior care. Kelli's mom was diagnosed with diabetes many years ago, and she suffered multiple complications ranging from blindness to kidney failure. It was during that time Kelli realized they were not the only family struggling to find solutions for care.  That realization led her to create and run one of the leading in-home care companies. Over the next decade, Kelli served hundreds of families, helping them to navigate the ins and outs of caring for an aging family member. But Kelli knew something was still missing.   Kelli knew there was more to helping families than just in-home care. The Devoted Daughter was soon born — a comprehensive resource for family caregivers.  Kelli serves her clients through workshops, speaking events, and digital courses.  She also published her first book titled, "Always Her Daughter."  The book is part memoir and part caregiver manual. To learn more about her services, you can visit and visit her social media accounts linked there. *** Links Website: Facebook Page: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram:
March 29, 2020
46: Value Interview w/ Luana Riberia :: Is your business PR ready?
Bestselling author, speaker and orchestrator of daring publicity campaigns, Luana Riberia helps coaches and entrepreneurs to connect with a larger audience. If you have something you want everyone to see and talk about, or a great idea you want to develop, Luana will help you to rise to the top of your game and become known as the leading expert in your niche. With appearances on FOX TV, ITV, BBC and Channel 4, Luana is as comfortable in front of the camera as she is in a one-to-one situation. After becoming one of Forbes’ Top 21 Emerging Females to Watch in 2018, she developed relationships with many media outlets, including NBC, ABC, the Miami Herald, and The Huffington Post. Luana’s latest book, Game of Phones, is the first in a 3 part series set for release in 2020. The first book of the trilogy is a light-hearted yet practical guide to aligning yourself with the leadership mindset, in order to create your very own online kingdom. The subtle Game of Thrones theme appeals to fans of the books and TV show, as well as aspiring writers and fantasy fans. Luana is an international speaker, who mixes inspirational wisdom and advice with contemporary culture and a healthy dose of humor. She’s warm, funny and uplifting, whatever the topic. Some of the topics you might encounter in her talks are why you should be completely outrageous, how Game of Thrones is more like being an entrepreneur than you might think, and what to do if your husband suddenly turns into a woman. She’s 100% pro-diversity and pro-equality, and aims to help everyone find their own path towards fulfillment and success. When she’s not on stage or on the ‘phone to a client, Luana can be found in Portugal, setting up a sustainable animal sanctuary. Somehow she finds the time to play the occasionally twisted psycho in a horror movie, which might come as a shock if you’ve met her usual smiley self in real life. She also has two home-schooled daughters and a house full of cats and dogs! *** Links Website: Facebook page: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: Instagram:
March 29, 2020
45: Value Interview w/ Emily Davis :: Motivated by Magic - how learning about your natural abilities can help you grow your business
Natural intuitive, bestselling author and metaphysical coach Emily Davis began accessing her spiritual gifts as a child. Over the years all the fear and yuck of modern-day life got in the way of that magic and, after leaving an abusive relationship, she set out on a quest to recapture her spirit! Now, Emily specializes in helping people discover their purpose in life by unblocking their intuitive gifts and learning to use them without fear. It is her mission to make magic part of everyday ordinary life. Emily and her family, including her many furry muses, adventure from Lake Tahoe, California. *** Links Website: Facebook page: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
March 29, 2020
44: Value Interview w/ Kimberly Ransom :: A system can help you avoid burnout and create room for innovation in your industry
Kim is a gymnastics professional and entrepreneur, building a portfolio of industry work including 20 years of coaching, owning two gymnastics facilities, starting and selling a gymnastics retail subscription box company and creating a competitive apparel line for women’s Olympic weightlifting. In 2019, she began the Fear Free Launches podcast, where she educates and inspires budding entrepreneurs every Monday and Thursday. Today, you can find her working with other gym owners as a business coach and strategist for her company, Kimberly Ransom Coaching. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in the sport of Olympic weightlifting as a coach, Masters lifter and National Referee. *** Links: Website: Facebook: Facebook Page: LinkedIn: Instagram: @fearfreelaunches
February 20, 2020
43: Value Interview w/ Jason Matthews :: The power of building successful relationships
As a relationship strategist, Jason focuses on teaching you to create the relationships and partnerships that will help you feel more understood, more respected, more valued and live the life you dreamed of. Scientists and psychologists agree that creating relationships and meaningful connections are one of the most important activities human beings can take part in.  It is a part of our biology and is the thing that guarantees our continued survival as a species. There is a science to building successful relationships and, as long as every step is followed in order, while keeping the connection with the person, or people, you are interacting with as your focus, you will have successful relationships every single time. Nelson Mandela said, "negotiation and discussion are the greatest weapons we have for promoting peace and development".  Negotiation and discussion are the two cornerstones to developing successful relationships and making sure we all feel understood, respected, and valued. *** Links: Facebook:
February 20, 2020
42: Value Interview w/ Amber Drake :: The Unexpected Results of Self-Love inside of our Businesses
Amber Leann Drake is a wifey, friend, and Holistic Life Coach. She helps women ditch burnout and chaos to reclaim their confidence and clarity with consistent, aligned action, but she especially loves helping women take the act of self-love to a level that begins in the soul and ripples into every aspect of her life and relationships. Amber is kinda obsessed with pretty plants, being warm, and audiobooks. ❤ *** Links: Website: Facebook: Facebook Page: Instagram: @AmberLeannDrake
February 20, 2020
41: Value Interview w/ Lara Waldman :: Make the impact you were born to make
Lara Waldman is the Abundance Activator!  She is an Inspirational Speaker, Healer, Abundance Coach and Author of the book "Money Manifestation Mastery". Lara empowers conscious Leaders, change-makers, visionaries and business owners to expand into the next level of their impact, influence, and income and create a life of true Abundance. Website: Facebook: Facebook Page: Instagram: @larawaldmanofficial
February 2, 2020
40: Value Interview w/ Rene Lacad :: Branding in the digital world as seen through the eyes of millennial entrepreneur
Rene Lacad is a 24-year-old college dropout turned entrepreneur. Utilizing the power of social media he was able to build multiple seven-figure companies and generate over $10,000,000+ in online revenue within the short span of two years. He currently travels while running his businesses from a laptop. *** Links: Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: Instagram:
February 2, 2020
39: Value Interview w/ Kela Smith :: Learn how this busy mompreneur decodes her hormone puzzle for business and health and how you can too
With an extensive background as a professional fitness trainer, wellness educator, author of The complete hormone puzzle cookbook and The puzzle method – solving infertility, online course of the same name and quadruple certified holistic health and wellness coach. She realized her dream of creating a holistic health and wellness practice in 2018 and helps women all over the world with these issues. *** Links: Website: Website: Website: Facebook Page: Facebook profile: LinkedIn profile: Instagram:
January 18, 2020
38: Value Interview w/ Laura Di Franco :: Brave networking for the introverts
Laura Di Franco is the owner of Brave Healer Productions where she’s built a powerful community learning to spread their message of health and empowerment in much bigger ways. Laura has almost three decades of expertise in holistic physical therapy and with a third-degree black belt and eight books, she has a clear preference for traveling fast and being badass, but she’s also the champion of small business owners who want to push their health-based practices to the next level. Through her Bethesda-based business, Laura offers inspiring speeches, workshops, a writing club and other services that help talented health professionals tell their own stories so they too can maximize their professional impact. *** Links: Website: Facebook page: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Twitter: Instagram:
January 18, 2020
37: Value Interview w/ Mike Young :: How to master your business and brand
Mike Young is the host of the top-rated iTunes “The Made Over Podcast”, author of "Made Over: How To Create A Powerful Brand That Will Transform Your Business & Save Your Life", and a seasoned entrepreneur. Mike created “The Makeover Method” and is known as “The Makeover Master.” He works with dedicated entrepreneurs through mentorship, coaching, training, strategy, and design to completely transform their online presence and personal brand using his unique process, “The Complete Brand Makeover Experience.” Mike fixes a giant problem that most entrepreneurs face, one they ignore for as long as they can, a problem that is costing them money, influence, power, and respect in their niche. *** Links Website: Facebook Page: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Instagram:
January 4, 2020
36: Value Interview w/ Martin Ochwat :: Starting and scaling an e-commerce business
Martin Ochwat is a Growth Marketer and Serial Entrepreneur. He has built several 7-figure eCommerce businesses from the ground up and is working on a zero plastic waste company MOOP ( MOOP offers sustainable personal care products like toothpaste, shampoo & deodorant. The products are all-natural, cruelty-free, and come in plastic-free packaging. Martin previously worked in Silicon Valley for a leading gaming company. There, he helped manage an aggressive >$100 Million annual Facebook ad budget. Martin also holds a patent in predictive modeling related to ad buying. After leaving the corporate world, Martin traveled to 30 countries in 2 years. He advises business leaders and enjoys helping people in all aspects of digital marketing & eCommerce at *** Links Website: Martin's Blog: LinkedIn Page: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Twitter: Instagram:
January 4, 2020
35: Value Interview w/ Marc Mahwinney :: Polarizing for profits and why people-pleasing is dangerous
Marc Mawhinney is a lifelong entrepreneur who helps coaches get more clients (without paid advertising)! He achieves this with his coaching programs, his podcast Natural Born Coaches, his Facebook group The Coaching Jungle, and his exclusive print newsletter – Secret Coach Club. He's been a speaker at events like Social Media Marketing World, frequently makes media appearances and contributes to You can learn more about Marc at (that’s Marc with a “c”!) *** Links Website: Facebook Page: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Twitter: @marcmawhinney
January 4, 2020
34: Value Interview w/ Erik Bergman :: Important qualities of an entrepreneur
Erik Bergman is a co-founder of Catena Media, a company that went from 0 to 300+ employees in five years. Under this journey, Erik made more money than he will ever need in his life, but at the expense of burning himself out, as well as both his business partner and his fiancee that also worked in the company. Now he has started the company This time the focus isn't extreme growth but rather well being, transparency, trust, and flexibility for the team and where 100% of the profits will be donated to help the environment. *** Links Website: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Twitter: @smilingerik Instagram: @smilingerik
December 30, 2019
33: Value Interview w/ Adam Urbanski :: Rapid revenue rev up: How to use three simple strategies to turn your annual income into your quarterly income
Known worldwide as The Millionaire Marketing Mentor®, Adam Urbanski is the go-to guy for successful B2B coaches, consultants, and expert-preneurs who want to better monetize their unique brilliance, quickly attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand, and grow a business that makes a bigger income and impact. Using his Revenue RevUp™ method Adam’s clients multiply their revenues two to four times in just 90 days! He built and sold his first 7-figure business in less than 10 years starting with only $194 and a limited ability to speak English. Today he influences over 100,000 entrepreneurs. Through his company, the Marketing Mentors®, and his programs he helps his clients to transform their limiting, time-intensive businesses into highly-leveraged, automated money-making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy® while he spends up to six months a year globetrotting the world. *** Links Website: Facebook Business Page: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Twitter: @adamurbanski Instagram: @adamurbanski
December 30, 2019
32: Value Interview w/ Sean Erwin :: Qualifying prospects vs converting prospects
Sean Erwin is a Certified Mastery Business Coach and he focuses on empowering entrepreneurs to redefine their sales by being more value-driven and less numbers-driven. Sean has taken his 18+ years in sales - the ups and the downs - to provide unique coaching solutions for entrepreneurs. Sean came from a place of fear and limiting beliefs, which is why he focuses on the mindset, strategy, and processes that are needed to have more long-term sales results. Instead of focusing on the perfect sales script or pitch, Sean focuses on the authentic value that you deliver in order to solve a prospect's challenge and ultimately grow your business. *** Links Website: Personal Facebook profile: Personal LinkedIn profile: Facebook Business Page: Instagram username: @seancerwin
December 30, 2019
31: Value Interview w/ Brad A. Milford :: How to discover your path to brilliance
Brad A. Milford is a business strategist, mental mastery expert and entrepreneurial product developer. U.S. Navy veteran and world traveler. He has built eight corporations and led, managed and grown more than a dozen businesses from 0-7 figures and beyond. Brad is best known for his “Wealth and Brilliance system” through his company “Build Brilliance”, and is the founder of the corporation “UNleashed and Unlimited “and online community of the same name. Author and podcaster, his global impact continues to expand. He is proud to serve today as a world-class speaker, trainer, and coach. *** Links Website: Facebook Page: LinkedIn Page: Instagram:
November 11, 2019
30: Value Interview w/ Ted Prodromou :: A little bit each day, goes a long way
Ted Prodromou is America’s Leading LinkedIn Coach, the best-selling, award-winning author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business (Entrepreneur Press). Ted is also a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine,, and Ted is an online advertising consultant generating leads for his clients using Google Adwords, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and social selling. He has generated over $100 million in revenue for his clients since 2004. Learn more about Ted at *** Links Your website: LinkedIn Business Page: Facebook Page: Twitter: @TedProdromou Instagram: @socialsellingguy
November 11, 2019
29: Value Interview w/ Brian Basilico :: Relationship marketing in a social media world
Brian Basilico is an award-winning author of the best selling book “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon! Relationship Marketing In A Social Media World!” He was honored as one of the Top Marketers to Follow in 2018. Brian is an Online Marketing Strategist with over 40 years of marketing experience and the owner of an award-winning internet marketing company, B2b Interactive Marketing, Inc. He is world-renowned for his LinkedIn Training and Strategies and was one of the first 1000 people to join the Social Network in 2004. Brian is a syndicated blogger, podcaster, and a sought-after guest expert featured in Entrepreneur and Inc., magazines, His show “The Bacon Podcast" on iTunes was also voted one of Inc. Magazines top 35 business podcasts. *** Links Website: Facebook Page: LinkedIn Business Page: Twitter: Instagram:
November 11, 2019
28: Value Interview w/ Calvin Wayman :: From Polygamy to Prosperity
ATTENTION listeners - Calvin would like to gift you with his free book. Claim it here: *** Imagine you were born into a family so large that the most common question people ask you is “can remember all of your siblings names?” Our next guest is 1 of 45 kids in his immediate family. He grew up on family farm in a strict fundamentalist religion that practised polygamy—1 dad, 4 moms (yes, FOUR), and 44 brothers and sisters! From an early age, he was taught exactly what “could” or “couldn’t” do--how to act, what to think, what to desire and not desire, even down to the kind of underwear he was supposed to wear. But he always felt he was meant for more, and had a dream of designing a life on his own terms. In 2015 at 27 years old, he took the plunge to leave everything he ever knew to pursue the life he had always dreamed of. He started selling door-to-door, facing adversity and rejection that helped mold him. As rocky as his story has been, he’s been documenting the entire journey on social media to help others on their own path. (Some of the things he’s done are incredible: He was an employee and started working for himself full time He was $53k in debt and documented him becoming debt free He had never run a marathon before and he ran a 50 mile ultra marathon He was overweight and lost over 50 pounds He had a dream of one day speaking on stage with his mentors, and he’s since shared the stage with people like: Brendon Burchard, Lewis Howes, Mel Robbins, Jay Shetty, and Tom Bilyeu) Today, he’s a proud papa and successful entrepreneur. He’s a TEDx Speaker, and the best-selling author of Fish Out of Water. He’s the host of a podcast carrying his name, and he stars in the YouTube show Making The Millionaire: a vlog where he’s documenting his story from polygamy to prosperity--from $53,000 in debt, to his first one million dollars. He’s been featured in 100s of magazine, television, radio, and podcast shows—including Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Dave Ramsey Show. He’s the founder and CEO of The Prosperity Loop: a company that helps people live their dreams and make an impact on the world through first improving their relationship with money. Simply put, this guy’s story shows that it doesn’t matter what everyone around you--including the negative voices in your head--tell you about what you can and cannot do. And despite the adversity you’ll face along the way, you have the power of creating the life of your dreams. Ladies and gentlemen, please help me welcome Calvin Wayman. *** Links Website: Facebook page: Calvin on LinkedIn: Calvin on Twitter: @calwayman Calvin on Instagram: @calvinwayman
September 11, 2019
27: Value Interview w/ Gabe Arnold :: The secret marketing ingredient that no one has told you about yet
Gabe Arnold is the founder and Chief Pencil Sharpener at, a subscription based article writing service. In his early 20s Gabe saw his construction business hit by the downturn in the real estate market to the tune of a $1 million bankruptcy. Gabe always enjoyed the technical and marketing side of business and started building websites for clients as a freelancer. He noticed the content creation was always holding up the sites going live, and there was rarely any content being added after he’d finished the sites. He came up with the idea for a monthly subscription model to both resolve the pain point for his clients and generate recurring income for his business. Gabe sums this up best saying, “Creating a subscription model business has turned out to be one of the best things I have ever invested my time in. It has lead me to grow from barely being able to provide for my family to for the first time in my life reaching a 6-figure income and the flexibility to truly work when I want to. When the company started, Gabe hustled and wrote every single customer order himself for the first 2 months. Then he developed a recruitment system to find qualified writers and now manages a team of 50 remote workers. *** Links Website: Gabe on Facebook: Gabe on LinkedIn:
September 11, 2019
26: Value Interview w/ Daniel Linares :: There is NO “me” in customer experience
Daniel Linares is a professional DJ, coach and business strategist that helps DJs and service based businesses position themselves as elite in their market so that they can earn multiple six-figures, quit their 9 to 5, and become an in-demand, premium priced brand in their market. *** Links Website : Instagram: @DanielTLinares Daniel on Facebook: Daniel on LinkedIn:
September 11, 2019
25: Value Interview w/ Janis Pettit :: Why being comfortable with the uncomfortable is the key to success for entrepreneurs
Janis Pettit is a best selling author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. After some years working as a New York stage and TV actor/singer, and cable business talk show host, she built 4 businesses from start-up to success.  Since 2002 she’s helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, small company CEO’s, experts and consultants worldwide to be seen, be heard and build a bold, lucrative business that makes an impact and adds thousands in revenues. *** Links Website: Facebook page: LinkedIn page: Twitter: @janispettit Instagram: @janispettit
August 6, 2019
24: Value Interview w/ Jaime Jay :: Grow your business by using Virtual Assistants
Jaime has over 15 years in the business management industry. Throughout his career, he has been fortunate enough to have worked for two fortune 500 companies in an executive capacity where he was responsible for managing close to a million dollar sales portfolio. This experience taught him to develop professional negotiation skills with C-level executives through building and maintaining relationships.  The skills learned in the corporate environment prepared him for the next step in his career that also included one of his hobbies and favorite sports... ice hockey. Jaime was asked to come to Las Vegas to oversee the construction and development of a large 14 acre sports complex complete with three softball fields, an ice and roller hockey rink, pro shop, concession and karate studio. He also oversaw 50 staff people including department directors.  One market that interested Jaime was the real estate market and due to a lucky introduction to a real estate mogul, he decided to make the move to the real estate investing arena where he founded his own real estate investment firm. After a couple of years buying and selling both residential and commercial properties, the economy took a turn for the worse. Acknowledging his losses, Jaime had to take drastic action to find an alternative solution to create wealth. After months and months of trial and error, he was able to identify the wonderful world of internet marketing.  With his "never give up" attitude, he set out on his quest to learn how to become an effective online marketer. Jaime loved marketing and the lure of working from home and creating an income at first seemed like a dream, but after months of hard work and continued diligence, he finally broke through.  After trying several different programs, solutions and "guru" techniques, he decided to embrace his passion and experience and set off on an epic journey to help others find their way. Jaime is a coach, dreamer and connector. *** Links Facebook Page: LinkedIn Business Page: Twitter: Instagram: Website: 
July 17, 2019
23: Value Interview w/ Lars Hedenborg :: How to work ON your business instead of IN your business
Lars Hedenborg is the host of the “Business Freedom Podcast” and the founder of “Real Estate B-School,” an education and coaching program for top-producing real estate agents looking to build sustainable, systems-driven businesses.  Lars’ career in real estate began in March 2007 when he left his work in the corporate world. In his first year, he hustled to close 71 sales but was working 80 hour weeks, leaving his family life suffering. This motivated Lars to scale his real estate business. He grew a team that consistently sells over $100M in real estate each year while working only one day a week.   Today, Lars is passionate about bringing real-world tools, systems, and strategies to top agents and team leaders so that they can achieve sustainable success and freedom in the real estate business. Connect with free resources at and book your free business growth strategy session at  *** Links Facebook page: LinkedIn Business Page: Website:
July 17, 2019
22: Value Interview w/ Joe Rutland :: Grow your business and brand through effective content
Joe Rutland is a content writer, copywriter, and author who helps corporations and businesses communicate more clearly and effectively through the power of words. Also, Rutland is a contributing writer for large-scale publications like Addicted2Success, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, and Elite Daily. With more than 30-plus years in the communications industry, he coached writers and reporters on improving their content and stories under deadline conditions. Using copywriting and content writing skills Rutland successfully helps entrepreneurs and business owners improve their email sequences, social media posts, and website content. He worked for major corporations like The Hearst Corp., GateHouse Media, Digital First Media, and Southern Newspapers. His awards for work include being part of a first-place Texas Associated Press Managing Editors team effort for news coverage of major flooding in Laredo, Texas, and a 2009 Print Media Award from Workforce Solutions of South Texas for my business reporting work. *** Links Twitter name:  @JoeRutland Instagram: joerutland 
July 11, 2019
21: Value Interview w/ Izdihar Jamil :: Simple system to attract one new client a day
Izdihar Jamil has rich experience in successfully helping Entrepreneurs, Coaches, and Business Owners to attract more clients and make more sales WITHOUT a penny spent on add. Simplicity and success are her motivation. *** Links
July 11, 2019
20: Value Interview w/ Heather Havenwood :: Growing your influence through LinkedIn
Heather Ann Havenwood, is the Founder of Influencer Growth Formula, Top Amazon Book Seller from her book Sexy Boss, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of the show 'Like A Boss: Insights with Influencers', Named by Huffington Post as Top Female Entrepreneur to Watch, Founder of Female Business Association and know as the 'Chief Sexy Boss'. She helps brands, businesses, and influencers on best strategies to dominate their industry by being omnipresent online, through strategic content marketing and High-Ticket Sales strategies to close the right clients, anytime they want. She is regarded as a top authority on Podcast Marketing, Influencer Messaging, and High-Ticket Sales Closing leveraging Linkedin.  *** Links:
July 11, 2019
19: Value Interview w/ Sebastian Lecona :: An inspiring brand strategy
Lecona started doing animation on flashback in 2002. He used to teach his computer teacher before each class so she could teach the rest of the class while he practiced and learned new things. From there Lecona started learning the software by oneself and in 2010 started freelancing for friends and family. In 2012 Sebastian Lecona enrolled in college (the first animation program in Mexico that was worth it) but left after 9 months to start working on a national TV channel on the motion graphics area. He worked for a year and a half at TV UNAM doing video branding for the channel and its programs. This was the first approach towards serious branding. Even when it was a great job with a really cool environment and significant projects he was missing the chance to travel. He has always been a traveler so this was heavy enough to push him into the freelancing life again while traveled around Mexico. During these time he started tapping into entrepreneurial skills. For motion design freelancing and other projects (Lecona also started a tattoo business, circus classes, and partnered with a friend to grow a jewellery workshop along with a natural products distribution business). After a couple of years, he realised that he was spreading too much energy across many fields, dissolving the impact of actions. So in 2016 Lecona decides to go all in into his core skills as a designer and founded his agency. That was the best decision ever. Since that day he dropped every other business, Sebastian Lecona was involved with and put all of his time and attention into growing business. From that day forward he has been growing his business into a vessel that helps him live the dream life and fulfil the purpose of building a better world by telling inspiring stories! Now, Lecona and his agency work with people from all over the world helping young entrepreneurs build their online businesses. From YouTube channels to transportation businesses, they are helping inspiring leaders to connect with their tribes. *** Links 
June 11, 2019
18: Value Interview w/ Shannel Rivera :: Strategic Business Mindset
Shannel has always had a calling for leadership and is able to teach many different people in business and life improvement effectively. Through intuitive coaching, she can help people shift mindsets and live a more fulfilling life while propelling their business forward. She is no-nonsense and will give you the truth, even if it hurts to hear! Shannel wants to empower women everywhere to take control of their lives and do so by being a super strategic business person. Anyone who has worked with Shannel will tell you she has a gift of guiding you exactly where you need to be and helping you overcome anything blocking your success. Links
May 28, 2019
17: Value Interview w/ Purdeep Sangha :: Healthy Life Balance
Purdeep Sangha is an Award-winning Author, Entrepreneur, Life & Business Mastery Strategist, Husband, and Father His education includes: EMBA Innovation Leadership, Certified Innovation Executive, Certified In Financial Management, Certified Lean Black Belt In Business Operations and Certified In Business Operations Excellence Purdeep helps entrepreneurs master themselves so they can master their life. As an entrepreneur, husband and father, Purdeep know precisely how tough it can be to balance a successful business with a happy family. Purdeep is a pioneer in the Inner Force Formula (IFF). A system developed using transformation psychology, latest neuroscience and the ancient art of mindfulness to align a man’s life energy, mind, and emotions to create exponential confidence, performance, vitality, wealth, time, options, joy and fulfillment.  Before creating his firm, Purdeep was a successful executive at a multi-billion dollar organization. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Marketing, Sales, Operations, High-Performance Teams, and taking an average business to the top of its industry. *** Links Website: FB Page: LinkedIn: Podcast:
April 28, 2019
16: Value Interview w/ Andrew Arnold :: Health Matters
Andrew is a Fitness and Mindset Coach to Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Parents. He supports them in creating long term sustainable systems for their health without sacrificing their top priorities. He first started out in gymnastics and competed for 15 years. He then moved into coaching gymnastics for 6 years before entering into the online fitness world in 2015. Since then he has been crafting his system to custom fit business owners, parents and people who want to create long term results through the Perfect For You Health System. *** Links FB Page:
April 3, 2019
15: Entrepreneurship and Emotional Intelligence
Often I am asked "Miha, what is the key to entrepreneurial success?" and my answer is always: "knowing how to balance your emotions". Have a listen to this episode and I would love to hear your opinion and what you think is the key to success.
March 1, 2019
14: Value Interview w/ Liz Pifko :: Legal Matters
Liz is an online entrepreneur and the founder and managing attorney at Corvinus Law, a virtual business and IP law firm focusing on helping startups, small businesses and online entrepreneurs with their legal needs. In an effort to help businesses who can't afford to work with an attorney 1:1, Liz recently launched her new company, Renegade Legal, which provides affordable DIY legal solutions to modern small businesses and online entrepreneurs in the areas of business formation, contracts, website legal requirements, intellectual property, marketing and advertising compliance, and other critical legal matters. *** Links Website:
February 5, 2019
13: I Need Money to Start my Business ... True or False?
Many times when I talk to entrepreneurs who are just starting out they tell me: Miha but you need money to make money! Nothing could be further from the truth than this. You need RESOURCES ... but have in mind that money is just one type of resource. In this episode, we dive deeper into other resources and how you can most often substitute one resource with another one. Also if you have a good idea, you do your homework, you will be able to get money - money is out there, but you need to prove it that your idea is worth investing in.
January 24, 2019
12: Value Interview w/ Andrew Rey :: Business Finances
A passion for helping others stems from a unique and varied life, Andrew believes that paying it forward is the logical way he can give back. A California Native who has lived in five states and traveled to 17 countries has added a deep love for all cultures and people from around the world. He is a proud and devoted father of a beautiful son named Jakob. He enjoys living a healthy and centered life. Andrew graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Social Science from CSU Stanislaus, with Concentrations in Cultural Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology. A Lifelong student, entrepreneur, author, Speaker, former mortgage broker, loan officer, loan processor, and Account Executive. He has worked in Finance since 2003. Andrew also studied abroad for International Business prior to founding Flow Business Funding, LLC. *** Links Website: Book on Amazon: Entrepreneurial Money Secrets by Andrew Rey
January 21, 2019
5: How to Brainwash Yourself with Positive Thoughts
A lot of negative thoughts go through our mind on a daily basis. Just look at what we are fed in media every day. We are bombarded mostly with negative news. They have such a big influence on our mind, on our way of thinking. In this podcast episode I share with you some simple tricks on how you can change that and brainwash yourself into a positive thinker.  “Wow, Miha! You really are not from this world!” That’s what I’m used now to hearing. “Why do you say that?”, I ask. “Well, because of the way you are and you never stress out about anything!”  By the way, there must be something really wrong with our societies that view stress as something normal. But that’s not the point here… I’m not a Buddhist or anything, then how do I manage to live like this? Well, it’s pretty simple, actually. I wasn’t always like this. I used to be a “normal” guy like any other, who got stressed a lot because of work and what other people did. But through the years I’ve been learning the valuable lessons that life has taught me. It doesn’t take seven years in Tibet to achieve a peaceful and meaningful way of life. Let me show you in this episode how I brainwashed myself to success.
January 15, 2019
11: Clarity ... Oh That Constant Struggle of Entrepreneurs
After talking with hundreds of entrepreneurs - from those who are just starting out to those who already achieved certain level of success - one thing keeps repeating ... they all struggle with clarity. ... and because of that struggle they fear failure, procrastinate, and have to fight many other inner demons. Well in this episode I am sharing with you my take on best two ways to achieve clarity.
January 14, 2019
10: Forming a Long Term Business Relationship
Often I am asked by fellow entrepreneurs how come I am so lucky with forming long term business relationships. Well after you fail literary hundreds of times ... you learn a thing or two. In this episode I am sharing my way of looking at how to successfully form long term relationships either with business partners or employees.
January 12, 2019
9: There is a Lot of Value in "Testing & Trying" Approach to Early Business Development
When you are starting a business and your product or service is aimed at a new audience that you are not yet intimately familiar with you have to accept that there will be additional testing and trying before you figure it out. ... and that is not a bad thing! Instead of feeling like a failure because you didn't nail it on your first try just enjoy the process.
January 10, 2019
8: Deep Understanding of Your Audience is the #1 Key to Your Business Success
All your marketing and sales should be driven by deep knowledge and understanding of your audience with extra focus on their emotions - positive and negative.
January 6, 2019
7: Follow Up on "Best Year Ever" Episode on How to Embrace Failure
Failure is a huge part of our life and instead of trying to run away from it we need to learn how to embrace it and have failure work in our favour. When I plan my new "Best Year Ever" I include this two techniques and so should you. Do let me know what you think about it and I am always happy to hear your feedback and possible questions that you might have. Enjoy!
January 2, 2019
6: My "Best Year Ever" Routine
Every year around Christmas time I do this exercise and every year since 2013 when I first started it I had "best year ever" the following year. Are you ready to accelerate your levels of personal and professional success and make the next 12 months the best 12 months of your life? In this episode I share with you how I do it and I invite you to try it out for yourself.
December 29, 2018
4: Hustle, Hustle, Grind, Grind ... is a Hoax!!!
Let me just start off by saying that I am SICK of hearing people place value on the hustle life, on the life that consists of nothing but work work work, grind grind grind, wake up and make stuff happen daily. Yes, you need to be a doer, but you want to have the right "Business Owner" mindset. As far as I know, you still can't clone yourself ... so you can't "scale yourself"! Without scaling and taking yourself out of the business you will never achieve freedom of both time and money. Scaling is, amongst other things, achieved by leveraging on OPM (other people's money) and OPT (other people's time). ... so don't fall into the "hustle & grind" trap ... acquire​ the right mindset and become an entrepreneur!
October 10, 2018
3: Entrepreneurs, you don't have to do everything by yourself
Today's episode was inspired by a recent "value call" with a fellow entrepreneur. She is amazing at what she is doing but at the same time struggling with some "hardcore" entrepreneurial stuff. Yes, being an entrepreneur is not easy, but it doesn't have to be that hard either. One way you can find solutions to your struggles is to partner up ... I would love to hear what you guys have to say about this and if you are listening on you can even send me voice messages. Let's have a chat :)
September 19, 2018
2: Setting the right foundation ... actions vs. excuses
Why do so many people fail in Business? You give someone the exact step by step blueprint to build a successful business... you go over every single step, piece by piece... a system that you KNOW works, and you've seen it work hundreds of times... And they still somehow mess it up!! Friends, family, colleagues, strangers... they all do it! Why? Why is it that you can give some people half of the picture and they run with it and fly, but you can give others every single step, and they fail? If you haven't guessed already, is the mindset. There are certain things in your mindset that are much more likely to determine your chances of success or failure than anything else. What do you think is the #1 mindset shift you need to make to run a successful business?
September 16, 2018
1: Quick Intro & Why Fail Coach
How the “Fail Coach” was born One business coach has forged his approach to helping entrepreneurs and business executives by using a monumental personal failure and eventual redemption to help get others where they need to go to find their personal success and fulfillment. At just 18 years old, Miha Matlievski, a Slovenian high school dropout, dreamed of becoming a successful entrepreneur. And he pursued it with a passion, putting in 12 years of hard work that resulted in four successful businesses and a personal net worth of $15M. But in December 2009, an unexpected call from his bank, which had decided to foreclose on his real estate investments, brought his world crashing down around him. That one negative event instigated an avalanche of ruin for him and his businesses, resulting in his four, once-successful companies going bankrupt. The then 30-year-old Miha couldn’t believe that he was now responsible for a collective debt of $5M.
September 16, 2018