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#42 Using Technology to Make People More Profitable with Stewart Marshall
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Stewart Marshall, best selling Amazon author and founder of MarshallFloyd, helping businesses improve their profit by hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. We discuss, the no-brainer investment that all businesses should make to generate a return on investment of over 500%, what really stops businesses from investing in IT and how you can prevent being forgotten about in this digital era. Also discover: Where Stewart’s interest in IT developed from Changes in the software industry since the early 90s Is there such a thing as too much variety when it comes to software development? What small businesses should look out for when hiring/outsourcing software development What small businesses should be investing in for IT Learn about the FASES methodology Will there be massive unemployment with the rate of technology increasing? What is the Upgrade fallacy? How much should small businesses be spending on IT Stewart’s definition of the Grind   Links: Doing IT For Money by Stewart Marshall - https://www.amazon.com.au/Doing-Money-Business-Leaders-Improving/dp/1781333386 Stewart on LinkedIn - https://au.linkedin.com/in/stewart-marshall MatshallFloyd website - https://marshallfloyd.com.au/ Send me your thoughts: storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 12, 2019
#41 Success, Alignment and Men's Mental Health With Michael Lauria
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind Podcast with Aidan Vuocolo, listen to my conversation with Michael Lauria We discuss what Success actually means for men, how opening up to your partner can make you stronger and what men can focus on having right now. Also, find out: What motivated Michael into helping men navigate the complexity of life The pressure men experience from society How to begin to detach one's sense of identity from one's profession What happens when you’re not in alignment How many Men committed suicide in 2017 as a result of Business stress and pressure in 2017  in Australia What is the leading cause of suicide for men Things men should do when they are struggling to share what's on their mind to their partners How to build your own self-awareness Counteracting the influence of media What is the Money Mindset? Michael’s definition of the grind   Links: The Man Space Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1864049460329729/ Michael's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/michaellauriacoaching/ Michael's website - http://www.michaellauriacoaching.com/ Michael's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaellauriacoaching/ Michael’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lauria1/ 
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March 3, 2019
#20 How To Optimise Your Service Business With Mitch Hills (Mastered Marketing)
In this Episode: How Mitch accidentally started Mastered Marketing How important Team is in scaling up and the beauty of processes and systems. Why you should outsource everything you don’t like doing What should you spend your time on when you’re running a service based business Irreplaceable in a job vs irreplaceable running your own business The difference between being busy and being productive Your greatest tragedy in life The importance of focus and why doing too many things at once is counterproductive. How to easily start developing your own systems How to calculate your effective hourly rate Why you should have recurring income How much money do you actually need to have the things you want in life? Mitch’s definition of the Grind Connect with Mitch at www.mitchhills.com
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March 2, 2019
#40 Keeping The Planet Clean With Green Caffeen
With over 2.7 million coffee cups going to landfill every day in Australia. Something had to be done. Enter Damien and Martin, founders of Green Caffeen who have designed reusable swap-and-go coffee cups which are being used in over 150 cafés across NSW and QLD. So far they have saved over 10k cups from going to landfill!! We discuss: How Damien and Martin got to know each other and how they came up with the idea for Green Caffeen The challenges they faced since launching Green Caffeen The misconception of the recyclability of coffee cups Alternatives to the takeaway coffee cup. Common excuses people have why they don’t use reusable cups How the Green Caffeen system works Benefits for participating cafes What unintended consequences Damien and Martin experienced after launching Green Caffeen   Links: Green Caffeen on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/greencaffeen/ Green Caffeen on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/greencaffeen/ Green Caffeen on Twitter - https://twitter.com/greencaffeen Green Caffeen Website - https://greencaffeen.com.au/ Green Caffeen on App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/green-caffeen/id1417913455?mt=8 Green Caffeen on Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greencaffeen.app What was your favourite moment from the episode? Let me know at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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February 24, 2019
#39 Building High Performing Teams To Grow Your Venue With Alan Borges
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Alan Borges, founder of Alan Borges Hospitality and Leadership Consulting and State Operation Manager of Zambrero. We discuss: How Alan worked his way from Hungry Jacks to coaching high-performing restauranteurs  The massive realisation Alan had at the age of 30 Qualities of a high performing team Qualities of a leader that can help transform a low performing team to a high performing one Learnings from the hospitality industry that can be applied elsewhere The responsibilities of a leader What franchise owners can do to boost their chances of success What determines the growth of the business How to have tough conversations to help grow your team The importance of culture in the restaurant Zambrero values that they live by Hiring on personality vs skill What Alan wants to see change in the hospitality industry Why this one trait needs to be part of every hospitality venue Alan’s definition of the grind Reach out to Alan:   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alanborgesa2b/ LinkedIn - https://au.linkedin.com/in/alanborgesa2b Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AlanBorgesA2B/ What was your favourite learning from the episode. Email me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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February 18, 2019
#38 Defining Culture and Improving Founder Mental Health with Aaron Birkby...
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind with Aidan Vuocolo, listen to my conversation with Aaron Birkby, CEO of Startup Catalyst and co-founder of peak persona. We discuss qualities to look for when hiring, how to improve founder mental health and when should a business define its culture. Also discover: How the evolution of Yes can save you from becoming overwhelmed. What emphasis should be placed on mindset compared to raw talent What motivated Aaron to start, Startup Catalyst and Peak Persona  Links: Startup Catalyst - www.startupcatalyst.com.au/ Peak Performance Persona - www.peakpersona.com/ Venturer Program - https://advance.qld.gov.au/venturer-program High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard - https://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-Habits-Extraordinary-People/dp/1401952852
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February 10, 2019
#37 Five Lessons I've Learnt Podcasting
After a year of podcasting, I share my Five Top Lessons learnt. It's honestly been one of the most enjoyable things I've done, and can't wait to share with you more episodes in 2019. Always great to hear from you, let me know who you are by sending an email to storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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February 6, 2019
#36 Finding Your Life’s Purpose With Amanda Biccum
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind. Listen to my conversation with Amanda Biccum, we talk about the secondary benefits of meditation, the importance of finding one’s self and how to move away from the scarcity mindset. Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode: Discover what is the safest investment you’ll ever make is Find out where to start when all you have is a burning desire to be more Where physical symptoms can come from Amanda’s biggest learnings over the last 10 years So listen here to find out how you can begin to uncover your Life’s purpose. Links: Amanda's Website - http://amandabiccum.com/ Amanda on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vitalitywithbiccum/ Amanda on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/join/amandabiccum Driven For Purpose – Reconnecting Mankind Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/driven-for-purpose-reconnecting-mankind/id1438178877?mt=2
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February 3, 2019
#35 How to Find Clarity And Deal With Overwhelm with Bronwen Sciortino (SheIQ Life)
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind with Aidan vuocolo. Today on the show I talk to Bronwen who is the founder of sheIQ Life, an internationally recognized Author and Simplicity Expert. We delve into Overwhelm, the stresses of the modern world, how valuable clarity can be.   Apologies in advance for the audio quality on this episode. We discuss Finding the whole version of ourselves What happens after you accept who you are, as you are How to ask that questions that matter The Importance of Changing focus How to Develop your intuition What the "The Economy of Enough" is all about Bronwen's Definition of the Grind   Links: SheIQlife's Website: https://sheiqlife.com SheIQlife's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheiqlife SheIQlife's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheiqlife/ SheIQlife's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bronwensciortino/?originalSubdomain=au
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January 12, 2019
#34 How To Develop An Entrepreneurial Mindset With Tony Whatley (365 Driven)
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind with Aidan Vuocolo. On this episode I talk to Tony Whatley, who founded an online community with over 300k members and he’s a number 1 best selling author on Amazon. We delve into the entrepreneurial mindset and what to do when negativity shows up. We talk about Tony's background and how he got to where he is today How the SideHustle Millionaire book came about How small actions can result in big changes Limiting beliefs that can hinder growth The crowd mentality Paying attention to pain On making time for our priorities Staying in the first endeavour Vulnerability as a strength Evaluating your circle of friends His definition of the grind Learn more about Tony 365 Driven: https://365driven.com Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com 
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January 6, 2019
#33 Transformation and Growth with Celina Celeste
On this episode listen to my conversation with Celina Celeste who runs a successful podcast agency, helping others to launch their very own podcasts.  We discuss Celina's backstory and how she got to where she is today How Celina started her podcast The biggest change Celina saw when she started to change Attracting the right people by being who you really are What Celina does to foster strong mental wellness What Celina’s willing to sacrifice to be the person she could be On becoming a friend to yourself Controlling self-hatred Changing negative emotion into positive ones What Celina’s definition of grind is Connect with Celina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamconfidently_lost/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/simply-celeste/id1404904957?mt=2
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December 28, 2018
#32 How Perfect Grind Daily CEO, Henry Wilson, Grew To Be The Worlds Leading Coffee Publication
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Henry Wilson, CEO of the world’s leading coffee publication, Perfect Daily Grind, with over 5.5 million page views in 2018. Perfect Daily Grind was founded in 2014 with the aim of increasing transparency, collaboration and innovation within the industry.  We Discuss: Henry's backstory and how Perfect Daily Grind came about Key learning experience that he learned when he was traveling Accessing the market for the farmer and connecting with the buyers The growth of coffee events across the world On the growing local consumption market Where's the movement is being driven from Where he sees the coffee industry going in the future How he sustained his company's growth over time Empowering people on the supply chain Henry's definition of the Grind   Links: Perfect Daily Grind's Website:  https://www.perfectdailygrind.com Perfect Daily Grind's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perfectdailygrind/ Perfect Daily Grind's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/perfectdailygrind Perfect Daily Grind's Twitter:  https://twitter.com/perfectdailyg Perfect Daily Grind's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPg63Wgv1cb2qvoqYUZfvcQ
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December 22, 2018
#31 How to start refining your business processes without spending money
Welcome back to the Stories Behind the Grind podcast with Aidan Vuocolo. Today I'm going to talk about 4 ways that you can implement immediately to help you gain consistent and reliable results. Without spending any money. I'd love to hear from you. Send any questions you have to storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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December 15, 2018
#30 How to remain positive and foster joy with Grayson Marshall Jr - The Coach of Coach's
On this episode listen to my conversation with Grayson Marshall Junior. Grayson is the “Coach” of coaches. He is sought after by “C” suite level executives to shift their personal and professional paradigms. Professional athletes, educators, the military and youth all benefit from his platform and approach which is a true contrast to the motivation genre that exists today. Grayson has the unique talent of “Getting you to Believe in you.” He is called “The Metacognition Expert,” Topics: Grayson's journey On being surrounded by people who are helping other people What faith means to him How he deals with people who have negative emotions towards him How to foster joy in your day The attitude of serving and giving Metacognition Why he does not consider himself a motivational speaker On being a life changer His purpose The common hurdles his clients deal with His definition of the grind Book: As A Man Thinketh and Out From the Heart by James Allen - https://www.amazon.com/Thinketh-Heart-Sequel-Complete-Unabridged/dp/1543018483/ Links: Grayson's Website: http://graysonmarshalljr.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GraysonMarshallJr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gmarshalljr10 Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at https://www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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December 11, 2018
#29 How to Craft your Effective Marketing Strategy with Melissa Forziat
On this episode listen to my conversation with Melissa Forziat, a small business marketing coach and event manager with international experience in event and brand management. Through her experiences with the biggest brands in the world, Melissa has learned the principles of building a brand, creating a marketing message, and reaching the right target markets. - Melissa's backstory and how she came to specialise in small business marketing - How she accidentally started her business - How she approaches her clients - On the idea “marketing is sales” - Why businesses need to have an effective marketing strategy - Her principles in terms of building a business brand - What's involved when building a high functioning marketing funnel - Roadblocks she encountered while helping her clients - On balancing the business - On contributing back to the economy - Creating opportunities for ourselves - What her definition of grind is Links: Melissa's Website: https://melissaforziatevents.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaForziatEvents Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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November 25, 2018
#28 Not enough time?
On this weeks episode Aidan talks about a phrase he commonly hears from others and what it really means. Small business owners share their top tips. Get the edge at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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November 17, 2018
#27 Mastering the Fundamentals with Zach Benson
This week on Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Zach Benson who travels the world teaching others the Art of Dance and the systems behind how he built a 6 figure business. Zach previously competed on America’s So You Think You Can Dance, becoming a fourth round finalist On this episode: Zach’s challenging upbringing as a kid How Zach fell in love with Dancing The importance of taking initiative Barter trading in the 21st Century Zach’s small but powerful habit to make an impact in this world Zach’s style of travelling and the places he likes to visit How life changed after Zach found his voice The point in time where Zach’s career took off Why mastering the fundamentals is critical before trying the more advanced moves Contact Zach at: benson.zac@gmail.com www.facebook.com/zach.benson.33
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November 9, 2018
#26 How I Started This Podcast...
On today's episode Aidan talks about what caused him to start the Stories Behind the Grind podcast and how he found his first guest. Small business owners share their top tips. Get the edge at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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November 3, 2018
#25 Finding A Mentor and Marketing With Data Driven Storytelling - Rohit Bhargava (Playbook Media
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Rohit, founder of Playbook media and Startup Playbook podcast. We discuss how to find mentors when you’re an entrepreneur and go in depth on marketing advice for startups and small businesses, and what Data Drive Storytelling really is. How Rohit went from Engineering to Marketing What kickstarted Rohit’s Startup journey Intentional vs adaptive entrepreneurial approaches One of Rohit’s biggest takeaways from 90+ podcast episodes How to find a mentor the right way What is Data Driven Storytelling? Is there a rule of thumb of when to update marketing/advertising? Benefits of Facebook advertising and tips and tricks on how to use it Rohit’s definition of the Grind Connect with Rohit at www.Playbookmedia.com.au rohit@playbookmedia.com.au https://twitter.com/RohitBhargava7 https://www.instagram.com/rohit_bhargava/ Small business owners share their top tips. Get the edge at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
29:49
October 20, 2018
#24 How To Attain And Retain Great Staff With Sam Holman (Black Lab Coffee Co)
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Sam Holman, one of the founders of Black Lab Coffee co roasters and of the New Black in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. We discuss how to truly build your staff members up into the best versions of themselves that also helps build the business at the same time, advice for hiring staff and the technological changes in the hospitality industry. Who Sam Holman is Sam's journey in terms of his coffee business How he felt leaving his day job to build his own business On the space they're leasing How the place was designed and set up His advice when it comes to finding the right people to hire The importance of keeping good people On staff training His take on technology changing the hospitality industry Sam's definition of the grind Link: The Black Lab Coffee Co. - https://www.theblacklabcoffee.com.au/
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October 2, 2018
#23 Pushing Through Belief Systems To Become Unstoppable With Amy Applebaum
On this podcast, I talk to Amy who is dedicated to helping business women and mum-preneurs create successful, happy lives by providing coaching and meditation services Amy's entrepreneurial journey Her two-week depression journey The realization she had when she saw freedom The beliefs she needed to rethink along her journey The importance of having support How she found her mentor What she loves about personal development On balancing her life being a mother, a wife, and an entrepreneur The importance of scheduling Developing powerful habits The perspective she finds very useful Her view on exercise and meditation The six-step process that creates change Commitment statements versus affirmations Links: Tony Robbins - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ Stories Behind the Grind - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Stories Behind the Grind - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Amy Applebaum Website - https://amyapplebaum.com/
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August 13, 2018
#22 How To Market When You're A Startup With Gerard Doyle (Fractal)
On this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Gerard Doyle, founder of Fractal, and whose mission is to help innovators, creators and dreamers find their market and deliver to those that will benefit from their products and services. Gerard is a seasoned marketer with 20 years experience and founder of three previous startups. In this episode: Outsource vs marketing in house for startups? How to know when to pivot? What is growth hacking and what tips Gerard has to get started with growth hacking? How to prevent yourself over-investing into ideas that fail Qualities of successful founders What comes first, the idea or the problem? And which is better for long term success Advice on hiring people or choosing investors that seem confident What is smart money? What founders can learn from Shark Tank Gerard’s definition of the Grind Find more about Gerard and Fractal: www.fractal.com.au www.linkedin.com/in/gerarddoyle/ Twitter: @gerbot
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July 21, 2018
#21 The Grind - Episode 8 (Giorgina Venzin)
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on The Grind I talk to Giorgina Venzin, Co-Owner of the Venzin group currently managing 6 hospitality venues in Brisbane.
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July 2, 2018
#19 How to Dress For Success With Clare Sheng (The Fitting Room)
In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Clare, founder of the Fitting Room, co-founder of the Modern Gentry and author of The Suit Book. Clare runs Queensland’s largest clothing alterations team with a focus on helping professional men look their best. In this Episode: How Clare started the Modern Gentry and who it caters for What previous events have included. The importance of having well fitted clothes Transforming people through tailoring Strategies that Clare uses to manage a team of a multicultural team of 24 Modern Gentry’s vision for the future Clare’s most important lesson – Concentrate on one thing. For more details on the Modern Gentry www.themoderngentry.com.au Find Clare on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-sheng-5b9834b0/
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June 16, 2018
#18 Empowering Women To Be Their Best With Heidi Jones (Squad WOD)
In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Heidi, founder of Squad WOD an all female workout crew that empowers women through workouts, brings in inspiring female motivators and gives the proceeds back from events to charities. In this Episode: How Heidi started the Squad WOD and built its community What has changed from the early days Notable guest speakers who have shared their motivations to the Squad WOD community including a high level executive at Chanel and Nabiha Syed, general counsel of Buzzfeed The transformation from the women who attend Squad WOD events Heidi’s advice to those looking to get into fitness The importance of humility and owning your greatness Heidi’s definition of the Grind Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2zoMJRp6BE
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June 6, 2018
#17 Resiliency, Routines and Rest with Monique Lindner
In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Monique, ex-project manager turned Mindset & Transformational Coach. Monique helps business owners to turn their pain into their power! Monique has been through hardships, including being pronounced clinically dead at the age of 19. In this Episode: How Monique balances her hectic schedule. The importance of routines. How dancing helped Monique express herself even whilst living with chronic diseases and prevented suicide. The importance of scheduling time for yourself Why motivational speaker events aren’t all that successful over the long term Why personal development never ends What happens if you can’t do your full morning routine The 5 second rule Monique’s advice on resiliency The most important life advice that Monique experienced Turning pain into power Monique’s TED Talk The Power of Resiliency: https://moniquelindner.com/tedx-chiang-mai-women-the-power-of-resiliency/ Get my free Ebook on how to launch your Cafe and Save money https://go.behindthegrind.com.au/free-ebook Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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May 26, 2018
#16 The Grind - Episode 7
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on The Grind I talk to Kim, CEO of Suki and Co Founder of Open Pantry Consulting Get my free Ebook on how to launch your Cafe and Save money https://go.behindthegrind.com.au/free-ebook Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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May 14, 2018
#15 Interview on Macro v Micro,Business v Art with Jason Malouin (Jason Malouin Photography)
In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Jason, founder of the Portrait Store, helping professionals become better visual communicators. Jason’s work has been seen on the pages of Entrepreneur, GQ, Forbes, Financial review, dozens of book covers, as well as billboards across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. In this Episode: How Jason differentiated himself from other photographers in the industry What happened when Jason decided to niche and focus on photographs for professionals on the rise? Taking both the Macro and Micro view, what this means for Jason How Jason achieves authenticity in the studio. The importance of giving your clients a few quick wins How not to be a commodity and how to empower your customers Jason’s advice on whether you need your own studio? For more on Jason’s work check The Portrait Store https://www.portraitstore.com.au/ Get my free Ebook on how to launch your Cafe and Save money https://go.behindthegrind.com.au/free-ebook Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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May 2, 2018
#14 Success, Failure And Family Business With Raymund Venzin (Venzin Group)
In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Raymund Venzin, co-owner of the Venzin Group, a family business who started in 2000 running establishments such as Mons Ban Sabai Thai (voted best thai restaurant in QLD three years in a row), PawPaw and Piggy Back Café. In this Episode: How the Venzin Group began The importance of failing and learning How to hire and keep your staff motivated Changes to the Brisbane hospitality scene Raymund’s advice on what makes a good hospitality business Get my free Ebook on how to launch your Cafe and Save money https://go.behindthegrind.com.au/free-ebook Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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April 23, 2018
#13 Success, Failure And Family Business With Giorgina Venzin (Venzin Group)
In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind, listen to my conversation with Giorgina Venzin, co-owner of the Venzin Group, a family business running establishments such as Mons Ban Sabai Thai (voted best thai restaurant in QLD three years in a row), PawPaw and Piggy Back Café. www.venzingroup.com.au/ In this Episode: What it is like to work in a family business with family dynamics How important a business plan is or isn’t What happens when it doesn’t go to plan. The importance of pivoting. Valuable advice received by Giorgina The importance of patience and investing in your future The sacrifices Giorgina’s made on the journey Thank you so much for listening. I appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for the next episode. Get my free Ebook on how to launch your Cafe and Save money https://go.behindthegrind.com.au/free-ebook Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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April 15, 2018
#12 Fitness And Entrepreneurship With Ed Turney (Rockstar Kickboxing)
Hi everybody! In this episode of Stories Behind the Grind listen to my conversation with Ed Turney owner of Rocky Point Kickboxing, a womens only kickboxing arena. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much I did recording this with Ed. 00:13 - Building the largest women only kickboxing arena 01:53 - Balancing ego and humility 02:47 - Understanding and developing love, compassion, and empathy 06:45 - "Every relationship is a dynamic relationship" 08:07 - Experimentation and failures 09:43 - Coping with Imposter Syndrome 13:57 - Mentoring in the fitness industry 16:19 - Satisfaction from helping and mentoring others 18:19 - Building the foundation and putting in the hardwork 19:31 - Using the Anchor app for growing your own podcast 21:46 - Dealing with negative comments 23:33 - Kickboxing and business 25:41 - His definition of 'the grind' Small business owners share their top tips. Get the edge at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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April 8, 2018
#11 The Importance Of Aligning Your Values With Kim Toovey (Suki + Open Pantry Consulting)
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on Stories Behind The Grind I talk to Kim Toovey who forged his career at McDonalds, rising through the ranks and building his skillset across many well known franchises including Grill'd and Doughnut Time. Kim is now CEO of Suki Restaurants (Poke Bowl/Sushi Franchise) and Co-Founder of Open Pantry Consulting. In this Episode: How Kim Toovey became CEO of Suki Restaurants (specialising in Poke bowls and Sushi) What was going through Kim’s head before he started his first venture at 24 The biggest tips Kim has received from his mentors Kim shares his perspectives on what’s important when considering a changing jobs Why it’s important to have a personal connection to the values of the business. Kim’s other venture Open Pantry Consulting with co-founder Shaun What hospitality entrepreneurs can do before opening their next venue Connect with Kim: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-toovey-5970374b/ Small business owners share their top tips. Get the edge at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 30, 2018
#10 The Grind - Episode 6
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on The Grind I talk to Oana, facebook marketing specialist and solopreneur. https://www.facebook.com/OanaTemianCoach/ Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 29, 2018
#9 The Grind - Episode 5
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on The Grind I talk to Jon Denner who’s vision is to tell powerful stories and give a voice to those who don’t know how to speak what they feel. Connect with Jon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jon.denner.5 Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 25, 2018
#8 Putting Family First And Knowing Your Why With Ryan Friedman (Dudl Media)
Welcome to Stories Behind the Grind, my Name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on the podcast I talk to Ryan Friedman, Founder of Dudl Media. We talk about the importance of family, knowing the reason why you’re grinding and how critical it is to understand what you want to achieve in the long run. Connect with Ryan: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.friedman.18 Dudlmedia.com Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 14, 2018
#7 The Grind - Episode 4
Welcome back to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on The Grind I talk to Hazel June , Online Course Creator and Coach. https://amhazeljune.com/ Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 9, 2018
#6 The Grind - Episode 2
Welcome to Stories Behind the Grind. Today, on episode 2 of The Grind, I talk to Marcel , founder of Marcel Sterk Motion Graphic Design located in the Netherlands. http://marcelsterk.com/ For more inspiring stories follow www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind
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March 7, 2018
#5 The Grind - Episode 1
Welcome to Stories Behind the Grind. Today, on episode 1 of The Grind, I talk to Ed Turney , founder of Rocky Point Kickboxing located in Long Island New York City . Credit to Ed for giving me the idea of asking entrepreneurs what their definition of the Grind is. Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
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March 7, 2018
#4 The Grind - Episode 3
Welcome to Stories Behind the Grind. My name is Aidan Vuocolo and today on The Grind I talk to Ryan Freedman , founder of Dudl Media located in Florida. Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
04:21
March 1, 2018
#3 Playing Your Bigger Game With Nat Hodges (Nxt Lvl)
Nat is co-director of Nxt Lvl a people performance business that helps others play a bigger game. We talk about Mindset and Mindfulness and how self-awareness should be the starting point for those wanting to begin their journey. • What is Nxt Lvl? [0:11] • Who can Nxt Lvl help and what epiphany’s do they have? [0:50] • What other currencies does Nat like to deal in apart from Money and Freedom? [2.35] • When what you teach is teachable to others and the ripple effect? [3:23] • How can people start on their mindfulness journey? [3:47] • Why having all the mindfulness in the world can be meaningless? [4.50] • Does Nat practice what he preaches around meditation? [6:50] • What is Nxt Lvl’s three-pronged approach to self awareness? [7:15] • Nat reflects on how meditation helped him in an intense situation? [9:09] • Why Mindfulness shouldn’t be seen as a hack/tactic? [10:52] • What to do if you want a better future? [11:29] Contact Nat on: https://www.facebook.com/NatHodgesNXTLVL/ Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
25:01
January 6, 2018
#2 Making A Social Impact With Max Wasley (Youth Without Borders)
Max is CEO of Youth Without Borders, he is working to build a platform to empower young people to create the change they want to see in the world by creating a sand-box to test and validate ideas before they launch to the world. Max is a technologist and social entrepreneur, passionate about combining design and technology to solve the trickiest and stickiest of problems. He is a student of Human-Centered Design (HCD) and Alpinism (Kilimanjaro in December 2017 and Ama Dablam in March 2018), and a coffee is usually in his hand. • What is Youth Without Borders (YWB)? [0:18] • What lessons were learnt from running a social incubator? [0:43] • What is the biggest barrier for young people looking to get into social enterprises? [1:12] • What is Human Centred Design? [2:17] • When aid projects don’t get the outcome that was initially imagined? [3.33] • How to increase standards of sanitation in 3rd world urban communities? [4.40] Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
29:17
December 30, 2017
#1 How To Build Your Personal Brand with Justin Hannan (Reiterate Media)
Today on Behind the Grind, we talk to Justin Hannan of Reiterate a digital marketing agency who’s team of Entrepreneurs couples effective outputs with content and support that inspires others to achieve more. Reitreate offers website design, lead generation, Social Media marketing, and influencer partnerships. We discuss personal branding, how to cope with competing priorities and what to look for when hiring staff. Learn more about Small Business owners and their tips at www.instagram.com/storiesbehindthegrind/ Contact me at storiesbehindthegrind@gmail.com
40:18
November 18, 2017
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