After overcoming drug addiction, PTSD from fighting the war in Iraq with the US Marines and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide, Akshay Nanavati has since explored the most hostile, and awe-inspiring environments on the planet and built a business helping people live limitless lifestyles.
Combining his life experience with years of research in science and spirituality, he wrote a book called “Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear Into Health, Wealth and Happiness.” Of the book, The Dalai Lama said “Fearvana inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives.”
Kyle Gray is the author of The Story Engine An entrepreneur’s guide to content strategy and brand storytelling without spending all day writing. He was named a top 30 Entrepreneur Under 30 by Influencive…
His agency Conversion Cake helps startups and small businesses grow by telling their story and helping their audience through content marketing.
Doug Sandler is an entrepreneur and industry leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.
As a podcast host of The Nice Guys, Doug has interviewed Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington from HuffPost, Dan Harris from Good Morning America, Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff and dozens of celebs.
Doug is a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and founder of TurnKey Podcast Company, providing podcast production, editing and launch services
Molly Montgomery is the founder of Ascension, a startup advisory firm that helps high performing entrepreneurs and visionary leaders grow or scale their company with confidence. Using forensic techniques to help clients fuel growth and increase profits, Molly helps entrepreneurs develop, manage and grow the financial foundation of their company, while helping them understand their financial data and discovering new ways to measure and assess performance.
After spending over a decade providing reactive advisory services through forensic investigations, litigation support, compliance and financial audits, Molly recognized the large gap in resources available to younger companies when those resources are needed the most. Ascension was created to help bridge that gap, while taking a strategic approach in helping drive value for the entrepreneurial community.
Today’s guest has been labeled as the World’s leading authority for millennials and entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur.com.
Peter Voogd’s sole mission for the last decade has been to re-invent entrepreneurship by taking on the task of shifting our culture to better align with what is required in the 21st Century to become a World-Class individual in all aspects of life - not just business.
Peter is a two-time best-selling author and his self-published book “6 Months to 6-Figures” started his millennial revolution and has already sold over 250,000 copies. Peter is also the founder of the prestigious Game Changers Academy.
Peter is always trying to innovate and his novel motivational mixtapes have paved the way for a new type of medium to help educate and motivate people to unleash their true potential.
Peter is known for his No BS approach
Nick is an author, entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com, a growing community and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs.
He's been making his living online since before it was cool. Along the way he's picked up a thing or two about small business, marketing, and outsourcing -- and is happy to share the experience with fellow entrepreneurs and those working hard to make their side hustle dreams a reality.
As the host of the top-rated Side Hustle Show podcast, Nick explores a different business idea each week and helps listeners discover the path to new job-free income streams.
If there's a common theme to Nick's books, it's helping readers get more done so they can live happier and healthier lives.
To learn 25 more random facts about Nick and see how you can join Side Hustle Nation for free, copy and paste this link in a new browser tab: http://www.sidehustlenation.com/about/
Maria Whalen is the world’s leading authority on invincible wellness™. Pioneer, Innovator, Inventor and Warrior – all describe her. She fights for personal health freedom, sustainability and independence in all things – offering autonomy for your health, finances, business and lifestyle. Maria invented the revolutionary Invincible Wellness™ System that gives each of us the power to handle almost anything – right now – when it comes to our health.
When Maria isn’t traveling the world helping people become healthier, she resides in southern California with her 10-year-old daughter (her child that doctors said she would never be able to have). Maria has been disease and illness free for well-over two decades. Her daughter doesn’t even know what sickness means.
I created my own life...
I haven't really told my own story...
I'm interviewed by my good friend Logan Tyler Nelson in this episode.
Brian started his business in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 18, and later went on to franchise 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a way to expand operations. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has 1000 trucks on the road throughout some 180 locations in Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Brian has received wide recognition in the media and business community. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has celebrated appearances on the highly-acclaimed Undercover Boss Canada, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, CNN, ABC Nightline, the Today Show, The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and the View. His story has been told in Fortune Magazine, Business Week, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Wall Street Journal, to name a few. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is currently the starring junk removal attraction on the hit A&E reality show, Hoarders. In addition to interviews and guest appearances, Brian contributes written articles on building a business and entrepreneurism to many national magazines, including a monthly column in PROFIT Magazine.
In 2004, Brian was inducted into the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and served as a board member for the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO). In 2007, Brian was honored to have been named the International Franchise Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Other accolades include Fortune Small Business’ Best Bosses Award, Globe & Mail’s Top 40 under 40, and a three-time winner of a prestigious “Best Company To Work For” award.
As a public speaker, Brian has brought his entrepreneurial success story to many conference stages, including the Fortune Small Business Magazine’s national conference. A strong believer in personal and professional development, Brian graduated from MIT's four-year Birthing of Giants program, and has subsequently completed several years of MIT’s BOG’s alumni program, Gathering of Titans. He is also a participant in a nine-year executive education program at Harvard University through YPO Presidents’ University.
Robin Sharma is one of the world's premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery, recently named one of the World's Top Leadership Gurus.
For nearly 20 years, many of the most well-known organizations on the planet, ranging from Nike, GE, Microsoft, FedEx, PwC, HP and Oracle to NASA, Yale University and YPO have chosen Robin Sharma for their most important events, when nothing less than a world-class speaker will do.
Sharma's books such as The Leader Who Had No Title have topped bestseller lists internationally and his social media posts reach over six hundred million people a year, Sharma has been ranked as one of the Top 5 Leadership Gurus in the World in an independent survey of over 22,000 businesspeople and appears on platforms with other luminaries such as Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Jack Welch and Shaquille O'Neill.
Sterling Griffin is the Founder of the Wealthy Coach Academy. Online school which turns online fitness coaches into six figure business owners in their next 90 days.
Sterling went from Homeless to running a multiple 7 figure business in 18 months. During that period, he sold his car to pay for a business coach.
In January of 2017, Sterling was making 5-figures monthly, but managed to scale his business to multiple 6-figures by July of the same year.
Featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, TNW, Influencive, etc.
Loren Daniels is a composer/lyricist, and has written music for a variety of settings. Many of his original pieces are performed by the Loren Daniels Trio. He has composed several highly successful musicals for elementary school students. Loren collaborated with choreographers Joanne Koob and Susan Cherniak and composed new music for a series of modern dance performances that were reviewed in the New York Times. Loren composed and arranged music for two original theatrical productions, “The Man Was King” by Lottie Porch and “A Watch on King” by Veona Thomas. A suite of his choral pieces based on phrases from the Declaration of Independence recently had its premiere performance and the Teaneck Community Chorus has commissioned and performed several of his choral pieces including, “A Place At The Table” and “I Like Jazz”. Loren has also composed, performed and recorded original soundtrack music which has been used on the Today Show and other NBC programs.
Loren’s professional experience as a jazz pianist/vocalist spans over 25 years. He has performed with such notable musicians as Calvin Hill, Craig Harris, Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid, Makonda (Ken) McIntyre, Dan Willis, Warren Smith, Richard Harper, Fred Hendrix, Jim DeAngelis, David Demsey, Jimmy Owens, Andrei Strobert, Billy White, Jeff Sheloff, Alonzo Gardner, Reggie Pittman, Tim Horner, Eliot Zigmund, Lauren Hooker, Bradford Hayes, Mark Ivan Gross, David Robinson, Greg Searvance, Bruce Jackson, Bill Moring, Mike Richmond, Takashi Otsuka, Jackie Jones, Warren Batiste, Martin Wind, Joris Teepe, Joe Sharone, Dave Hessel, Dave Brown and Johnny Maestro.
Mara Glazer was an overweight bullied grade school reject (whose teachers told her “You will never be successful!”).
Now she is a bad ass Girl Boss crushing it as an entrepreneur…
Mara Glazer is your reality check in a world where many falsely claim that being a business owner doing something you are passionate about is easy, and you can become wealthy working just a few short hours a week (though she does believe that it can become “easier” with the right guidance and know-how).
Now Mara shares the TRUTH about being a woman working for yourself (and the very best marketing and sales strategies for growing a business you love – without sacrificing your life). She is also the co-owner of Sales That Don’t Suck and co-leads the 3 Days To 10k Retreats with her business partner, Erica Martin.
Mara has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, The Huffington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and many other major media outlets
Mara made over a million dollars tracked back to social media in under a year.
Donald Kelly has a belief that “anyone” can sell, if they have the desire. Early on in his sales career, Donald struggled with sales, but through the proper training and coaching, he became a top performing seller. He has since taken it upon himself to “evangelize” the message of effective selling to new and struggling salespeople and entrepreneurs close more deal. Donald hosts a popular sales podcast call “The Sales Evangelist”.
He works with small companies in developing effective sales processes as well as training their teams. He is an award winning sales and motivational speaker.
Reggie’s love for music began in Cleveland, Ohio where, at a young age, he played trumpet and piano and developed his musical talent. As his love for the performing arts developed, Reggie decided to further his knowledge in music and he went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and his Masters in Music Technology.
A professional musician with over 30 years experience in the music business, Reggie has been living, performing and recording in the New York Area for over 20 years. In addition to performing and recording with several well-known artists and bands, such as Babyface, Lionel Hampton, and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Reggie has his own bands that specialize in jazz, R&B, and gospel music. His jazz band, The Reggie Pittman / Loren Daniels Quartet, performs original compositions by Reggie and partner Loren Daniels, and their 2010 release, Point A to Point A, received much acclaim in the jazz press.
Reggie is a talented composer and arranger; his original music appears on Point A to Point A, and on his upcoming Pittman / Daniels Quartet release Smilessence. Also an accomplished Producer, of note is his recording Poet I Am, a collaboration with poet / lyricist /performer Lottie Porch in which Reggie composed the music and produced the CD.
Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early to Rise since 2011. He’s an entrepreneurial coach at Perfect Life Workshops, author of The Perfect Day Formula and formerly a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto and contributing author to Men’s Health magazine. The Perfect Life Workshop is a one-day, immersive small group workshop where Craig helps attendees plot an actionable blueprint for their biggest life and career goals.
Craig’s best-selling book The Perfect Day Formula unveils the daily success and productivity rituals of the highest achievers throughout history. Craig has an advanced research background, completing a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University.
John Hurd has an extensive background in rural property sales. In 1999, he was the selling agent on the sale of the Rock Creek Cattle Ranch, one of the largest ranches in western Montana, with nearly 100,000 acres or roughly 145 square miles of ranch land. John’s expertise doesn’t stop with ranches; he also handles homes with acreage or just tracts of land ranging from five acres up to tens of thousands of acres. John has established himself as one of the top selling agents in the country dealing with Mobile Home Parks.
John currently runs many income properties, as well as operating a property management country. He also started a company on a bet for $1000
Andres Ocampo is the Co-Founder and CEO of ENTRPRNR, a brand created for the entrepreneurs of the world.
ENTRPRNR made 6 figures in the first year of production and is now worn by high-profile celebrities like Nicky Jam, Justin Quiles, FloRida, Travis Barker and many more.
You can find more about him over at www.entrprnr.co
Christopher J. Wirth is the Founder and President of No Quit Living. NQL is a Speaking, Coaching and Training Company that focuses on a number of topics;
-Leadership-Sales-Personal Development -Mentoring
NQL works with individuals, families, teams and corporations to help improve accountability, effectiveness and efficiency. In today’s world there is much negativity flowing throughout social media. No Quit Living motivates and inspires their clients to never give up on themselves or their goals.
Christopher is the host of the No Quit Living Podcast which has been rated as a top 50 Business Podcast on iTunes. Christopher is a sought after Keynote Speaker. If your need is for a dynamic speaker to motivate, inspire and captivate your audience– look no further!
Dennis Franks is Native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, son of a steel worker. Played football at University of Michigan where he was a three year letterman and starter as an Offensive Center. Honors included All-Big Ten and Second team All-American.
Went into the NFL as a Free Agent, my size was questionable, considered too small at 6'2" 250 pounds but my pedigree was exceptional. He was released in my first year on the last cut, and made the Team ( Philadelphia Eagles) the following year in 1976.
Made his $1,000,000 in 1983 Through net work marketing by selling weight
Today, he remains passionate and support Market America as the Executive Vice President of Global Sales.
Eric Gorges is host and executive producer of “A Craftsman’s Legacy,” seen nationally on PBS stations and the Create channel. He is also the owner of custom motorcycle shop Voodoo Choppers in Detroit.
You can find him at www.craftsmanslegacy.com
Daniel Wallock is a marketer, heart condition survivor, and published author. Daniel’s done projects with over 50 companies including BMW i Ventures, The American Heart Association, Amazon Studios, Girl’s Inc, and Sarah Lawrence College.
Daniel has been interviewed in The Huffington Post, Forbes, TheNextWeb, and he has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News. In the last 12 months, Daniel helped successfully market Perseus Mirrors and OneX, two crowdfunding campaigns, both of which raised over $100,000.
Manu “Swish” Goswami is a 20 year old TEDx speaker, venture capitalist (at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital), LinkedIn Youth Editor and serial entrepreneur. He has won Plan Canada's Top 20 under 20, the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award and Startup Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
He’s also been recognized as "one of the world's most accomplished teenagers" by Future Sharks and the "Face and Future of Canadian Entrepreneurship" by UPS Canada.
President of X FactorMedia, Thomas F. La Vecchia, MBA has sold over $100 million and began X Factor Media to give business owners access to the best sales/digital marketing talent. In 2012 he developed a 4-Step sales process called “The X Factor Selling System,” which became an Amazon best-selling title. Shortly after La Vecchia’s successful selling system rose in popularity, X Factor Digital Marketing began; offering the best online marketing and sales training talent to its clients. X Factor Digital Marketing specializes in attracting, converting and retaining customers.
He recently took his Digital Marketing and Sales Skills to launch www.NewTheory.com which focusing on "mature millennial" topics as he's recently launched a podcast. He had some great guests on such as Perez Hilton, Dr. Miami, Nathan Latka and even a mob boss who was making $5 million a week who later turned a Christian Speaker (Michael Franzese) and of course Jeremy Slate.