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Hacks & Hobbies

Hacks & Hobbies

By Junaid Ahmed
Junaid Ahmed digs in deep as he converses with hobbyists, entrepreneurs, cyclists, artists, actors, and leaders from around the world. These hackers of life have one thing in common. They’re passionate about their craft and built businesses and movements around what they love to do every single day. We get to learn about their journeys, origins and how they got to where they are today.

The lessons shared by our guests are immediately actionable and if applied accurately they give you immediate results and success in your day to day operations.

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E346 - Steve Sullivan - How to focus on your strengths and maximize efficiency.
In this episode, we get to speak with Steve Sullivan. He's a confidence coach, he guides people to discover what makes them unique to shine and be successful. If you suffer from imposter syndrome or struggle to find value in your current work and relationships, he's available to help you. He enjoys using his skills to devote through research, mentoring, training, and collaboration. He is combined with his knowledge into stories to show people how to build high performing teams. Let's learn a little bit more about Steve Sullivan. Our Guest Steve Sullivan LinkedIn: Website :  (Personal Website) Facebook: Hacks to take Away Steve enjoys using his skills to devote through research, mentoring, training, and collaboration. He helps people look at their personal profile in terms of strengths and values, skills, personality, the things that make them unique, and also drive their decisions when it comes to things that they find enjoyment in terms of work or in relationships. If you have the achiever strength, you're going to be awesome at setting goals, and completing those goals, and accomplishing things. If you put those goals on your checklist. They'll be there to remind you that these are things that you want to do, and you'll make time to do it and have more success and be balanced in your life. Once you realize the power you make what the strengths identified. You can recognize them in your life and say this is important. what parents often don't realize is, later on in life, that string may propel their child to become a great leader. It's the artistic understanding of contrast of creating a focal point and various things like cover designs that the average person does not know.
November 12, 2020
E345 - Doc Williams - How a Healthcare Assistant Pivoted to SaaS expert through Digital Marketing
In this episode, we get to speak with doc Williams. He is a personal problem solver and the CEO and founder at brand factory Inc. He helps influencers and brands leverage their content to make an impact in their industry. He delivers the best results by working with brands, but a specific service or product, but need to figure out how to create a story for the launch. In this process. He combines thorough market research, custom research, offers creation, online sales funnel building, paid and organic traffic strategies to build a complete blueprint for our revamped product launch. A secret sauce focuses on your unfair advantage, your unique skill, story, or experience. They'll help you create the product you and your customers will love. I'm so excited to bring him to the podcast and discover the high-quality services he could offer. Doc, thank you so much for coming on to the podcast. Our Guest Doc Williams LinkedIn: Facebook: Instagram: Hack to Take Away How he delivers the best results by working with brands, but a specific service or product, and how to create a story for the launch. Find out how he ended up in digital marketing. He’s always been interested in products and psychology, which are all marketing and he loves trying to help people and see them get excited. Find out what are the chances of succeeding. A secret sauce focuses on your unfair advantage, your unique skill, story, or experience. How he combines thorough market research, custom research, offers creation, online sales funnel building, paid and organic traffic strategies to build a complete blueprint for a revamped product launch. He was always interested in creating really quick things like minimal viable products and seeing if things were going to work.
November 5, 2020
E344 - Lauren Leal - How to hone in on your energy and talent to level up
In this episode, we get to speak with Lauren Leal, an experienced host, and reporter with skill sets and knowledge in sales marketing. Lauren holds a bachelor's degree majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in marketing from the University of Houston. She also co-hosts the Houston sports show and reports on it from the field. Her responsibilities include creating and researching story ideas, interviewing athletes and sports organizations form the segment concept, and working with the sales team being some of her expertise. Our Guest Lauren Leal LinkedIn : Facebook : Website : Hacks to Take Away It's about a mindset that you can do anything, anything you put your mind to. How she personally put all of her efforts and energy into something, another project that she always wanted to do. How she starts her day or continues through her day when working on a laptop or desktop. Being the best at organizing, being the best parent that you can be. Focus your energy and your talent and what you want to do in a different direction. Whenever you want to start a new project, whatever it is, you just have to do it. There can always be something better. The way that you work your fingers, triggers other parts of your low.
October 29, 2020
E343 - James Mulvaney - How to build an audience by being a guest on podcasts
In this episode, we get to speak with James Mulvaney. He's the founder of,, and His team is doing interesting things in online media broadcasting and content spaces. One of these it's a complete radio station management tool is t made a complete solution for broadcasters including playout, streaming, and analytics all in one easy to use cloud-based package. Notable clients include music brands, like Primavera festival, Vice magazine, cafe, Del Mar and Cafe Mambo in Ibiza, numerous educational institutions, and not for profits, including one ocean and UNICEF. Let's get into some technical stuff with James. Our Guest James Mulvaney LinkedIn : Website :  (Blog) Twitter : jmulvany Hacks to Take Away What are the different reasons why people go on podcasting. There's no harm in doing some interesting conversations and meeting some new people and providing some kind of entertainment or education for your audience. I was doing sales in designing the website. But I was probably kind of a bit of a jack of all trades and Master of None. I think podcasts are almost like an evolution of radio in a sense. But the difference really, between radio and podcast, is a podcast is something that you download, you can listen to it from the beginning to the end, and for radio you tune in if you listen to what's happening right now. I think the fact that these kinds of communication tools, zoom and your radio, podcasting, and video chat, and all these live streaming functionalities are available on a wide range of platforms just make the whole thing really accessible to everyone. Being a guest on someone else's podcast is a great way to go if you're not really ready to take the plunge and start your own podcast. I always had an interest in the behind the scenes stuff, figuring out how things work. So I guess it's kind of in a sense, and that's really what I've ended up doing.
October 22, 2020
E342 - Lucy Ruth - How To Overcome Depression And Heal Through Communication
In this episode, we get to speak with Lucy Ruth. She's a visionary motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and a graduate of the Institute of machine tool technology. She's multi-talented and passionate about empowering her community. She works in a lab as an advanced lab technician where she helps people improve their vision and prescription contact lenses. Lucy is a mother of three works full time and runs an online business selling African heritage products on Amazon. Lucy was featured in a story by for support of African artistry. Let's listen in to this episode. Our Guest Lucy Ruth LinkedIn: Website :  (Company Website) Facebook : Hacks to Take Away She has lived on three different continents. And in every continent she's been to, she has realized that despite the differences, the struggles people face are the same. If it's organic, it'll work and it'll last so some people do not really understand organic growth, organic friendships. organic lasts longer. I always say to people that there are a lot of people who are carrying "Giddens Calls". So many people have lost their jobs, and it's gonna take a long time for the economy to recover. So in the meantime, we got to do with what we have right now gotta utilize what we have. I had to decided to deposit, I had to decide to set myself free. The moment I did that, my mind opened up. I speak about depression, I speak about my journey to healing, we can all heal, but we have to take action, we have to decide what we need.
October 15, 2020
E341 - Nicole Holland - How to launch a podcast that convert
In this episode, we get to speak with Nicole Holland. The Founder of Interviews that Converts. She helps innovative companies amplify their reach, reputation and revenue through podcasts. She initiates in creating and executing a custom designed strategy and facilitates making high-level relationships you need with hard-to-reach prospects through Podcasts, so a company can flourish and make the biggest impact with the least pull on resources, in the fastest time possible. She was a podcast host on The Nicole Holland show. She speaks with successful entrepreneurs and business owners across a wide range of niches about what it really took for them to reach "Rockstar" status, as well as conduct Masterclass Interviews and Resource Sharing episodes to help online business owners up their game and profitability. She’s super good at her chosen profession. A very intelligent and intuitive consultant. Let’s find out how she was able to get from where she is today! Our Guest Nicole Holland LinkedIn : Twitter : niczthename Website :  (Personal Website) Hacks to Take Away The most important thing in my eyes is to see people taking action on building their dreams and making their goals a reality. Oftentimes we're comparing ourselves against an unrealistic idea. And this is not helpful for anyone. Sometimes we forget that we are human, and there's only so much we can do. And we also need to prioritize all the things that we could be doing. Being able to create money from the comfort of my home, regardless of any circumstances, was more important than the discomfort of my fears of overcoming and stepping through my fears. I understand the value of coaching, I understand the value of investing. If your goals are more important than your circumstances, you'll figure it out. Like marketing is all about creating connections.
October 8, 2020
E340 - Scott Aaron - How to build a personal brand and create residual income using LinkedIn
In this episode, we speak with Scott Aaron. He is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning online marketer, best-selling author, top podcaster, and speaker. He was considered by many as the go-to specialist when it comes to converting traffic, establishing connections, creating residual income using LinkedIn, and building personal brands on LinkedIn. He has learned the importance of taking care of one's body and, more importantly, the mindset and loving each day with the utmost happiness. He wakes up each day with a growing passion for spreading his mission and love for teaching others how to create a human connection, build their brand, and grow their wealth through LinkedIn. Let's learn more about this amazing man! Our Guest Scott Aaron LinkedIn: Websites:  (Personal Website)  (Personal Website) Twitter: PhillyFitGuy Hacks to take Away He is a taking action coach because he believes it’s the cure-all for fulfilling stuck. He has been an entrepreneur for over 23 years. He owns multiple businesses at the age of 18. Teaching individuals how to create a human connection on the crowded platforms of social media. How he got into creating best selling books, a successful coaching program, workshops, speaking engagements, membership sites. According to him, continuing to lean into what you actually want to do turns your passion into profit. The great inventors and all these great entrepreneurs had to fail thousands of times until they hit it.
October 1, 2020
E339 - Gina Molinari - How to communicate, confidently and consistently now that you're an entrepreneur.
In this episode, we get to speak with Gina Molinari, Affectionately known as Gina Mo, She is a Confident Communication Coach and online marketing strategist, TEDx speaking coach, and Keynote Speaker. She helps entrepreneurs communicate clearly, confidently, and consistently in the online space about themselves and their businesses so they can make a massive impact with their work. Her unique background includes 20 years of performance training as a classical singer, 10 years of marketing experience, 7 years of speaking experience, and 4 years of emotional intelligence training gives her the ability to help others get to communicate with confidence through the mastery of their communication skills online and in person. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio but originally hails from Northern New Jersey.  Our Guest Gina Molinari LinkedIn : Website:  (Company Website) Facebook: Hacks to take Away And so I sort of practice what I preach, you know, I treat others as I want to be treated in the regards of truth and honesty. Sometimes it's just doing the little bit more scary thing outside your comfort zone so that you can get to the next step beyond that. I don't think it's healthy to make somebody feel wrong for having fear. Because that was the assumption for me because I was afraid to sing in front of people. So just doing the best you can that day and truly being the best you can do and knowing you kind of left it all out on the field, that's still going to build your confidence. Best practices with marketing in a way that can express themselves either in writing or public speaking. I do see it as a potentially really loud and intrusive way to finally do those things you've always wanted to do to say those things you've always wanted to say and do those passions because now we don't really have a choice. We are forced into a new path. I'm somebody who comes across as very confident. I'm somebody who comes across as very put together. And I'm somebody who has both an artistic and a very logical sense about me.
September 24, 2020
E338 - JM Ryerson - How to live your best life by transcending self-limiting beliefs.
In this episode we get to speak with JM Ryerson, JM Ryerson is an entrepreneur who has been building companies and leading sales teams for over 16 years. JM is also the co-founder and CEO of Let’s Go Win, a company dedicated to helping people around the world live their best lives. He has spent his career focused on enriching the lives of others while continuing to educate himself on best practices in leadership, vulnerability, and teamwork. JM’s great passions are helping his team members lead a life of fulfillment and become vulnerable and open to what life has in store for them. His ultimate goal is to give others the tools that will allow them to transcend their self-limiting beliefs. There is nothing more inspiring than watching someone achieve more than they could ever imagine. That is why JM considers it a real privilege to be a part of other people's incredible journeys. JM lives in Granite Bay, California, with his wife, Lisa, and their two amazing boys. Our Guest JM Ryerson LinkedIn: Website:  (Company Website) Facebook: Hacks to takes Away What this company is all about is taking people from fear to freedom because there's so much potential in people you see it all the time. Let's go win keys to living your best life and the company to follow that. That's what I'm passionate about. Be kind to yourself, because the truth is told, if you mess up, it's amazing how hard we are on ourselves when it's really not that big a deal. What are you feeding your mind, body, and soul with? Is it positive? Or is it potentially just negative and just really brings your whole aura, everything just becomes that so you have to guard it closely. Just dump everything from your mind onto paper and then put it into hopefully a very fun readable that people can get a lot of nuggets out of. Did you know that 80% of our hardwires are put into us before the age of five? There's no possible way to please everyone because we're all so different. But if you are giving 100% of you to whatever you're doing, and you're bringing positivity and value to this world.
September 17, 2020
E337 - Adam Mendler - How to bridge gaps through serial entrepreneurship
In this episode, we get to speak with Adam Mendler. He is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group. He co-founded and oversaw ventures across various industries, Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer. Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform. And Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam remains active in each portfolio company, giving strategic guidance and support. Adam also provides business thought leadership as a speaker to companies, universities, and non-profit organizations. He's also the host of the personal/professional development podcast Thirty Minute Mentors. He is regularly cited in national media outlets as an expert, advisor, consultant, coach, and board member. Adam has a lot more to share about his extraordinary abilities that may give us the idea of how to get started! Our Guest Adam Mendler LinkedIn : Websites:  (Personal Website),  (Company Website) Twitter: adammendler Hacks to Take Away Doing things you're really passionate about helps you become better. And can really make a difference. The advantages of having a great mentor who is so influential and impactful personally professionally. Have the opportunity to learn how to become as successful as possible personally professionally. You got to find somebody that's doing what you want to do. Instead of wishing, do it, follow your passion. Follow your heart. Follow what inspired you, follow him, motivate you. Do what you want to do.Do what drives you. You have one life. It's yours. Talking about the next generation of leaders, what are some of the motivations for the thing that you do. Find something that you're passionate about. Number two is find something that you're good at. You could be really passionate about something that you're terrible at.
September 10, 2020
E336 - Russell Nohelty - How your love for writing magic and mythology can help you raise money
In this episode we get to speak with Russell Nohelty, He is a USA Today bestselling author, publisher, and consultant. He runs the small press publisher Wannabe Press and The Complete Creative, which helps creatives build better businesses. He runs successful Kickstarter campaigns for Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, Katrina Hates the Dead, My Father Didn’t Kill Himself, Spaceship Broken: Needs Repairs, and I Can’t Stop Tooting: A Love Story, Monsters and Other Scary Shit, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell, Thee Godsverse Chronicles, and Pixie Dust raising over $135,000 on the platform to date, including three campaigns that raised over $25,000 each, and one that raised $39,000. He’s also written several graphic novels, novels, and children’s books which all can be found on his site, www.russell Let’s enjoy and listen to his amazing journey! Our Guest Russel Nohelty LinkedIn: Websites:  (Personal Website)  (Company Website)  (Company Website) Facebook: https: // Hacks to take Away Comics led him to novels and novels led me to more novels. Ended up learning a lot. There's just so much more you have to do in good fiction writing, and he finds it to be nearly impossible. Many people are experts or there are many masters, but there's no one who's ever done it perfectly. We're all dealing with the exact same demons telling us all of the empty pages and like how to write faster and how to come up with an idea. And I will just say, that was self. It's easier to research now, but most of my work comes from, like mythology and magic. My tip is if you could do something else, go do it because books are everything that someone would do. If you're writing a business plan, this would not be like a product that they would say that would be wise to invest in or give capital to. So we only do it because you love to do it.
September 3, 2020
E335 - Jesse Cruz - How to Live your DASH by Intentionally Defining your Purpose.
In this episode, we get to speak with Jesse Cruz, he lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. The Cruz family currently serves at Cross Creek Church. He has proudly served our country as an Iraq War Veteran of the U.S. Army. Jesse is the Program Coordinator of the Wayne County Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. In addition to his career, he has been engaged in speaking at correctional facilities and coaching sports. He has a B.A. in Community Youth Development at Nazareth College. Currently, Jesse is pursuing his Master's in Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and hiking with family and friends. Jesse is available for speaking engagements and book signings. Our Guest Jesse Cruz LinkedIn: Facebook: Hacks to Take Away I knew that my writing could help something, someone else to go through challenges that they're going through. And the purpose of the book is that you're given, which is a small part of the tombstone, which is a huge part of your life. It's because we don't know when our time is going to end. We have limited time here. I'm in tune with these eight areas of my life, and I'm intentionally finding ways to develop them, and to grow them, then my life is much more meaningful. The writing was therapy for me. That's what helped me gather my thoughts, my feelings, my emotions, to try to make sense of my life and what I experienced in it. I just try to turn my pain into power. If you have paint and you don't do anything with it, then it becomes destructive. But if you take paint, do something constructive with it, it becomes powerful and it brings it to the purpose and that's what I want it to do. My goal is just to help people a little less not to say I'm going to give you the cure. I'm going to wave this magic wand and it's all going to go away. But I want to help you cope with hope. You don't want to give up encouragement. I want you to heal and you can only heal when you have hope that you can come on successfully to the other side. My hope is that people will be inspired enough to share their hurts that they want to, or when their time comes and they go through some trauma. They will be bold and brave enough to go share it with the person down the street.
August 27, 2020
E334 - Jodi Krangle - How to become a Voice Over Actor and Find your Time Freedom
In this episode, we get to speak with Jodi Krangle, Podcast host at Audio Branding: The Hidden Gem of Marketing. She also voiced national and international commercial campaigns for companies like Bissell, Kraft/Capri Sun, and Visit Orlando, narrated documentaries, corporate & web/explainer videos for Fortune 500 companies, and have been the narration voice for shows on both Slice Network in Canada and HGTV in the US. Knowing a little bit about how she began her journey is by singing with her mom and dad before bedtime. Let’s go further about knowing her more and how she’d become a professional Voice Over Actor! Our Guest Jodi Krangle LinkedIn: Websites:  (Piece of Cake Voice Overs) Twitter: JodiKrangle Hacks to take Away For me, I made total sense to make a podcast because it's something I'm really passionate about. I never particularly wanted to be a DJ. That was never really my goal. But, the idea of other people hearing it was very cool to me. I did a lot of stuff with computers and making computers, the hardware and selling computers and then selling a bit of software. My parents both were musicians. My dad played guitar and my mom telling our story time was really sing a long time when we were kids. And because of my love of technology, I actually really enjoyed the realtor reel tapes. Almost more than I enjoyed the speaking. Google became the only game in town, and all you could do is create content that made the game quite different. There's a lot to learn. The people who are teaching it are the people who found it by trial and error.
August 20, 2020
E333 - Jason Cutter - How to get everything in life by helping others solve their problems
In this episode we get to speak with Jason Cutter, he is a founder and CEO of CCG, grew up in Fremont, California. He has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology (with a lot of time spent with sharks) from UC Santa Cruz, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and a wide variety of experiences in business, from technical support at Microsoft to deploying overseas as a civilian contractor. Jason’s analytical mind is always looking for ways to solve problems or make situations better. He is all about taking action, not just talking about theoretical plans. Those who have worked with him describe him as passionate, intense, and driven. His philosophy can best be summed up in this quote from Zig Ziglar, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Let’s find out how he got through all these great experiences! Our Guest Jason Cutter LinkedIn: Twitter: JSMBdesigns Websites :  (Company Website),  (Company Website) Hacks to take Away Everything I do is focused on sales and persuasion and helping people be successful. So that's the punch line. You don't put in the time and the investment and then that's what you get right, almost a self-fulfilling prophecy and this endless loop. Which is fascinating because that's my first sales job in the mortgage business. I have enough experience with persuading and selling but when somebody puts that label of sales, then they feel confined to this weird way that it has to be done. Focus on sales on helping the other person by solving some problems or helping them achieve the goal of helping them buy something they want. Maybe it's not solving their pain but you know how you can do that and then just using persuasion to move them forward towards what they want right if you have the solution for it. When you find that qualified prospect who is a good fit with what you have to sell and what they need. And you have to overcome challenges and objections. I think one of the things that has made me really successful and helps me from a sales and then also from a coaching perspective is I was not raised by salespeople. I was in fact raised by anti salespeople.
August 13, 2020
E332 - Mark Fidelman - How to become an influencer using the digital brand building methods
In this episode we get to speak with Mark Fidelman, He is a highly motivated, self-directed, and results-driven Global Marketing Executive who possesses exceptional abilities for building strong, cross-functional relationships with division stakeholders and internal business partners. Strong ability to develop and present analytics/KPI reports for all digital assets and campaigns; strategize with the analytics research teams to create tools using data analytics, predictive modeling, and audience journey mapping, using new approaches and design, to drive marketing effectiveness. Let’s get deep into this episode and find out how he was able to come up with all these extraordinary abilities in the Digital Marketing Industry! Our Guest Mark Fidelman LinkedIn: Website:  (Company Website) Twitter: MarkFidelman Hacks to take Away How he got an awesome digital brand building situation. Amazing tips on YouTube on digital marketing. Why he decided to sneak his way into marketing. Why he switched from sales to marketing. Marketing is a passion for him and he loves influencer marketing. How he got 20 messages a day on LinkedIn asking for his help. He’s into a mission to help people build their dreams.
August 6, 2020
E331 - Tawny Loveless - How to overcome breakups and divorce by simply changing your mindset
In this episode we get to speak with Tawny Loveless, A love life expert whose sharp skills have allowed her to master The Art of Breakup Recovery as well as Relationship Creation. Transform your love life in just 8 weeks with her revolutionary, RESULTS DRIVEN, personalized TLC (Tawny Loveless Coaching) Blueprint. She has a powerful blend of professional tools as well as personal experience. Her style, demeanor, and ability to empathetically deliver the TRUTH sets her apart. Tawny has a demonstrated history of working in Nonprofit Organizations, Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Public Speaking, Leadership Management, Consulting, Coaching, facilitation, mediation, and the Health/Wellness/Lifestyle industry. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused on Psychology, Communication, and Human Services from Indiana University. Let’s find out how this blueprint works for those persons she’d already helped! Our Guest Tawny Loveless LinkedIn: Website:  (Personal Website) Email: Hacks to take Away How she became a motivational love coach for men. Let's find out how he helps men level up their love lives, whether it's relationships, dating, breakups, divorce, or loss. According to her, relationships are really important to people. Overcoming breakups, divorce has a lot to do with your mindset. How someone can have a successful business but have a horrible marriage at the house. Why it's so important to get your personal life cleaned up and to the point where you are happy about it. We all have the opportunity to create the love life we want.
July 30, 2020
E330 - Lee Chambers - How to build habits and mindset to propel forward and gain momentum
In this episode we get with speak with Lee Chambers, He is a functional life Coach, Workplace Wellbeing Trainer, and Public Speaker.  He guides individuals to find their purpose and dissolve the barriers they are facing in their lives. Then he coaches them week-by-week to move them closer to their vision of success.  Open and honest conversations and deep relationships constitute the foundation of their coaching sessions.  Let’s learn more about Lee Chambers in this episode! Our Guest Lee Chambers LinkedIn: Websites:  (Company Website),  (Portfolio) Twitter: essentialise Hacks to take Away One of the benefits of podcasting is audio, it is really accessible. Involved in working within organizations to increase employees' self-awareness to take leadership and management teams and help them build a culture of care in the business for more sustainable practices. What inspired him to become a personal coach is to becoming a life coach. How he found that he didn't have the emotional intelligence to kind of dig deeper and find out how he wanted to transition into becoming an adult and becoming a man. The best way for him to understand himself would be to help others. He helps people build habits and a mindset that propels them forward and gets momentum and consistency. The kind of methodology behind how we work with individuals can focus on that is what we first do is we really identify what the individual's goals are.
July 23, 2020
E329 - Shanna Forrestall - How to support the creativity of those on the autism spectrum with storytelling
In this episode we get to speak with Shanna Forrestall, She has been involved in storytelling since she was a little girl playing dress-up with her siblings and friends.  She’s always been captivated by unique real-life stories and lured by the power of fables and myths to teach life truths. She has been a working professional in the entertainment industry since 2007.  She has produced eight (8) short films in the US that tackle social issues, and several video projects in India to support a school for disabled children and Indian eunuchs. Shanna is also an award-winning actress with over 100 IMDb credits and published her first children's book last year.  She is also currently releasing an LP of children's bedtime stories, an LP of guided meditations, and launching an interactive art project called We Can Hear You. Let’s listen and know more about how her journey began! Our Guest Shanna Forrestall LinkedIn: Website:  (Company Website),  (Personal Website) Facebook: Hacks to take Away She calls herself a storyteller because she uses a variety of mediums and sometimes she is in front of the camera and the performer. Let’s find out how she got into the children's books and what inspired her to get to that. She used to encourage people to overcome and encourage people to self love to self heal. She loves to add bedtime stories and kids to her repertoire. She was working with a group of boys who are all on the autism spectrum. She started in her 20s, did a lot of humanitarian aid work, worked with nonprofits, and did a lot of creative projects in the community. The journey of the artist is to figure out how to monetize your craft.
July 16, 2020
E328 - Jeffrey Skolnick - How to keep more of your money as an entrepreneur
In this episode we get to speak with Jeffrey Skolnick, he is an experienced CPA  with a history that spans more than 30 years. He has been assisting small business owners with their businesses for over 30 years. Whether you are an individual who already owns a small business, is considering opening or purchasing one or just someone who requires tax advice, I think this man is a good choice. Let’s learn more about how he got started with his career! Our Guest Jeffrey Skolnick LinkedIn:⭐️jeffrey-skolnick⭐️-33387029 Website:  (Company Website) Twitter: JeffreySkolnick Hacks to take Away He has been helping small businesses and owners keep their money. Talk about newly released Payroll Protection Program. What inspired him to business coaching. You need to be prepared for anything because you don't want to have to go out of business. People that are actually making more money on unemployment than they were making when they were working. Learning about business tax. Having the option of going private accounting. Enjoy Flexibility by doing stuff on his own.
July 9, 2020
E327 - Eathan Janney - How a modern polymath built an education project for piano technicians
In this episode, we speak with Eathan Janney. He is the CEO at Piano Technicians Masterclasses and a licensed Piano Technician. He's a co-host on Run with It a podcast that bridges the gap, bringing you business ideas and action steps from established entrepreneurs. On this podcast, he interviews established entrepreneurs about a topic successful business owners rarely discuss: other ideas they have. Asking them to describe one thought that they haven't brought to life in detail, as well as the first several weeks of steps they'd take to implement it. These businessmen talk through the challenges they foresee. They get a real-time glimpse into how they think and operate. Let's find out more about his journey! Our Guest Eathan Janney LinkedIn: Twitter: FloatingPiano Hacks to take Away He's been doing an education project for piano technicians. A person that has a lot of interests, and you could call them hobbies. How he got fascinated with music and piano. How he got into a creative project that he can have fun with. He coaches people on how to organize their schedules and achieve their goals. The premise of the podcast is the interviews with successful entrepreneurs.
July 2, 2020
E326 - Jeff Rood - How to produce successful independent films by focusing on building teams
In this episode, we speak with Jeff Rood, An independent film producer, and director that specializes in team building and on-set relationships. He strives to create an environment where every member (cast and crew) knows they are instrumental and essential to the success of the production. Collaboration and networking have quickly propelled this award-winning Producer to notoriety and respect in his film community. The "can do" attitude has created an equation for success in both the commercial and narrative film world. Let's dig deep into getting to know more about his journey! Our Guest Jeff Rood LinkedIn: Website:  (Company Website) Hacks to take Away How he created something for really talented individuals to be a part of. Learning important things when it comes to making a film. It's really important to have the skills. How he found people who are excellent at what they do and putting them in a position to succeed. Why he really loved music growing up. Find out why he wanted to be a baseball player when he was a child. Why audio is so important to making a film.
June 25, 2020
E325 - Colin Dingelstad - How to use client acquisition mastery to get your dream clients
In this episode, we get to speak with Colin Dingelstad. He grew his coaching business from 0 to 6 figures with no paid advertising, email list, or funnels while only using his personal Facebook profile. He’s on a Mission to Give 300 High-Ticket Coaches The Systems to go from being Stagnant to consistently hitting 10-20 clients a month. Few hundreds of Coaches followed his advice and became rock stars in their chosen industry by continuously using marketing strategies. Let’s check out this episode with Colin Dingelstad.  Colin has a special offer for our audience: Our Guest Colin Dingelstad LinkedIn: Website:  (Company Website) Hacks to take Away He made a massive list mainly physical health goals, business goals, everything in there. How he helps his clients make more money organically mainly high ticket coaches, consultants, trainers, service providers. How he learned so much about being a leader and having a team. How he learned so much about leadership and about how to do activities, how to sketch everything, how to inspire people, how to create a good community. How he was affected through meeting a few fairly high level people. How he retain his mind to be into the business mindset. People have systems that do really well.
June 18, 2020
E324 - John Molyneux - How to get started in the sales industry and become a sales samurai.
In this episode, we get to speak with John Molyneux, the sales samurai. He's been a sales leader since 2014. He's proficient in both door to door sales and telephone sales. After leaving the military, He became a martial artist and master business. Sales territory leader in Cornwall, England. The how it all started is a great journey that we get to hear from John himself. So let's dive in and speak with John Molyneux. Enjoy the episode! Our Guest John Molyneux LinkedIn: Website:  (Company Website),  (Personal Website) Facebook: Hacks to take Away Martial arts is his hobby, and sales are his passion. Perseverance and dedication were some of the things that helped him get through these things. If you do any traditional martial arts, you learn patterns. So you do the same process over and over again and you do the same movements over and over again. So after a while, it's muscle memory and your body just remembers how to do it. The kind of martial arts best film is kind of a bit of an old old school thing. How did sales help him grow. The person that you're dealing with all your clients or your prospects, they end up happy because they've got involved in whatever your product is, and you're happy as well because you've made a sale so you've got a little bit of money in your pocket and everybody wins. If you don't 100% believe in the product or even better on it yourself. Then you aren't going to be very successful.
June 11, 2020
E323 - Heather Parady - How to create power with your mind, by focusing on mental health.
In this episode, I get to speak with the host of the unconventional leader's podcast, Heather Parady. She has a master's in counseling and loves the topic of mental health. No wonder we are so attracted to each other in that mind because we love mental health. We love the mind and the power that it can create. What's funny, what's really interesting is that the underdog or the person who had the most adversity is someone who becomes the greatest. Her favorite thing to do in the world is traveling and meeting strangers. She got to be a zombie in Walking Dead, and a lover of acting and running. I'm excited to bring her on to the podcast and talk to her a bit about her journey.  So without further ado, enjoy the episode with Heather Parady. Our Guest Heather Parady LinkedIn: Website: Twitter: _heatherparady Hacks to take Away The mind and the power that it can create. Traveling and meeting strangers. People's perceptions are so interesting. A lot of times, planning and researching is a form of procrastination. The education system is so interesting because a lot of times people go through and they feel like learning everything is going to give them the answers. But until they get into the field and start doing the work. The truth is all the knowledge is already out there for free. Spend your time doing something you naturally enjoy.
June 4, 2020
E322 - Hayden Humphrey - How to be highly motivated rockstars and get paid to be yourself
In this episode we get to speak with Hayden Humphrey, he helps you get paid to be yourself and 10x your results. A few years ago he left his full-time corporate job to pursue his passions and create a life where he had more freedom flexibility & fun, he's a professionally trained success coach and works with people like you conscious, highly motivated rockstars and helps you amplify your impact and get paid to be yourself.  Enjoy the episode!
May 28, 2020
E321 - Kiki Connects - How to bring the authentic you in the grooviest ways possible
In this episode, we get to speak with Kiki connects. She's a transformational guide. She facilitates supportive spaces in order to step into the true and authentic you in the grooviest ways possible through guidance, we can explore realms you never imagined existed. Without further ado, let's be kind. Kiki connects How did she get her name? To be Kiki Connect? We'll find out more in this episode. Our Guest Kiki Connects Website: Instagram: Facebook: Hacks to take Away Step into the true and authentic you in the grooviest ways possible through guidance, we can explore realms you never imagined existed. Kiki connects How did she get her name. Face the disconnection of this world by being even more deeply connected to me so that we can all rise in this feeling like we are all one and we are all a part of the same Earth. What are the most interesting things about it is like, How much time do you have now? one of the hardest transitions she has ever done. Struggled with lots and lots of different identity crises and trying to really figure out Whatever you want to do, the more eccentric you are, the better you're going to be received.
May 21, 2020
E320 - Engel Jones - How to find your own unique real self.
In this episode,  I get to speak with Engel Jones. He was born and raised in the Twin island of Trinidad and Tobago, and he loves great conversation. He’s an entrepreneur, life coach, and the podcast host of the 12 minute convo. His passion is to help you find YOURS. Your Own Unique, Real Self. I discovered Engel Jones when he invited me to be a guest on his podcast. In 2016. He started with creating 1001 conversations, guests to be had on his podcast. In 2019 He was looking for 900 new guests, I had the opportunity to be on the podcast. And hence, we connected through the network got to be on his podcast. And it’s been a long time coming. Since then he’s had a new baby. And he’s been busy with that. And I was like, Hey, now that enough time has passed, do you have some time to come and be a guest on my podcast, and I am happy to announce that Engel Jones is here on the podcast. Our Guest Engel Jones Podcast Website: LinkedIn: Instagram: Hacks to take away How to find your own unique self Why it's important for individuals to understand who they are and what they're doing before they set out to go into on a deep level. How powerful focus is The core of producing something that's of value to mammals. Every person takes a different amount of time to finish those courses to become that person who they want to be. If you want to grow a business, you have to understand all the innards, to be able to understand what you're going to create and how passionate you are. Hacking isn't something that's going to it's it's contained within a subset, and it brings benefit.
May 14, 2020
E319 - Brenden Kumarasamy - How to Master Your Talk and overcome the fear of Public Speaking
In this episode I'm speaking with Brendon Kumarasamy. He is a business transformation consultant at IBM. But more than that, what really drew me into his vibe is the way he holds himself up and the way he is teaching others. I connected to Brandon through the Unconventional Leaders Group. And we've got to share each other's stories in the green room and few times ago in the back in the past, and he's been generating some really cool content on YouTube, where he's teaching you how to actually speak. So I've learned a lot through these videos. He's also a speaker and weekly speaking in front of many organizations, helping many people and learning the art and Mastering the Art of public speaking. Our Guest Brenden Kumarasamy Linkedin: Youtube: Instagram: Facebook: Hacks to take away The way he holds himself up and the way he is teaching others. The business of mastering to speaking ability to public speaking mastery. Things called business competitions. Starting a YouTube channel. Where master talk started. Creating content for somebody, you really need to focus on what specifically are they looking for. The more you exercise a specific habit a specific thing, the better you get at it.
May 7, 2020
E318 - Jacob Levin - How to win by making mistakes in fitness
In this episode, we get to speak with Jacob Levin. Jacob is a former infantry soldier and a wildland firefighter. He's an amateur Muay Thai fighter, a passionate science fiction fan and a crossword puzzles fanatic has been a certified CrossFit instructor for over a decade. In 2018. He participated in fit opposite charity dedicated to helping veterans becoming fitness professionals. And now he is a certified veteran fitness operative. his motto is to strive to seek to find and not to yield. And this is taken from Tennyson's poem, Ulysses. So he runs a company, Ulysses And it is a cornerstone of his personal ethos. We met through Facebook, and we've been chatting back and forth and I really love what Jacob is doing with his life and with helping other people achieve their greatness. I am happy to bring him on to the podcast. Our Guest Jacob Levin Podcast Website: Instagram: Facebook: Hacks to take away Helping other people achieve their greatness. You're far along ahead from people who are not doing anything at all. Fail or succeed, you still have more courage. You've got to keep moving forward. It's important for people who are listening to know that. It's not about going to the gym and crushing a 500 pound benchpress and a 700 pound deadlift and a 900 pound back squat. Some people learn better in a non-academic environment. You have to train your brain. You have to train your ability to handle stress.
April 30, 2020
E317 - Hussain Al-Mutawakil - How to overcome challenges by adjusting the culture in your company.
In this episode, I get to speak with Hussain Al-Mutawakil. He is passionate about people, technology, and the relationships between them. He's a project manager at And I met him at a thing about a year ago at a link In local here in Northern Virginia, we hit it off. And we've been connected since then he is into all things digital marketing, he's building brand storytelling. So we had a lot of things that are going for us, you know, being in the same type of stuff that we're creating. So it's like, Hey, dude, it's been a while since we talk, let's bring you on the podcast, you know, interviewed over 100 people. And it's been really exciting because building these connections, building these relationships is what human beings are being all about. Our Guest Hussain Al-Mutawakil LinkedIn: Twitter: Facebook: Hacks to take away Digital Marketing What human beings being all about. Building connections and building relationships A culture that makes us into a person. Build something from scratch, build a brand from scratch. Project management Leadership affects the entire company and the culture of the company.
April 23, 2020
E316 - Dr. A.J. Minai - How to use your humanity to become the best version of yourself.
In this episode I get to speak with Dr. A.J. Minai. He's a two times TEDx speaker, a best LinkedIn influencer brand storyteller, and one of the most inspirational LinkedIn icons in Malaysia. I connected with him through LinkedIn, and his LinkedIn is game really strong. This is where you get to connect with real people that have experienced the world in a professional capacity. We've been chatting on and off for the past few months and having deep meaningful conversations. I just can't wait for you to check out this episode and learn the story of Dr. A.J. Minai. Our Guest Dr. A.J. Minai LinkedIn: Website: Email: Hacks to take a