I Became a dad for the first time on Tuesday of this past week.
It was an amazing experience, in this short Friday Freestyle episode, I talk about what that was like and also how its shifted perspective for me.
Bobby Umar is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in the world!
Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown, John Maxwell and Robin Sharma.
Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers.
As an attorney & legal coach, Heather Pearce Campbell, The LEGAL WEBSITE WARRIOR™, is fiercely committed to protecting world-changing entrepreneurs and small businesses.
She advises her clients on a variety of issues that confront modern businesses, including cybersecurity and protecting their online content, services and intellectual property, implementing proper contracts to protect their work and relationships with clients, and asset and risk management.
I attending a seminar recently with a speaker by the name of Graham Payne and he spoke about being in creation on your business and life.
Often times we fall into a place where we thing we have to do and do it all ourselves and it keeps.
Here’s my experience this past week.
Samantha Goldberg (AKA - Sassy Sammy) is the industry’s leading Celebrity Wedding Planner in the New York, Chicago and LA Metro markets.
She’s known nationwide for her “Trendsetting” and “Carefree” design skill set as well as for being the “Fabulously” famous Party Planner to the stars” as seen on the Style Networks, “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway,” and various other networks.
David Meltzer is the former CEO of the legendary Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment and the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, arguably the most notable sports marketing firm in the world.
He started with nothing and yet became a millionaire just nine months out of law school and a multi-millionaire by the time he was 32. But then he went broke, but then, he made it all back again, and now he is a successful serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who, through hardship, was forced to codify the rules of success.
To that end, everything that he and his business partner, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, take on has a charitable component, and this rule has only accelerated their business growth. Sports 1 Marketing is currently involved in projects surrounding many of the world’s biggest sporting events, including the Super Bowl, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Masters, and countless others.
On September 26th 2018, the fitness world lost a legend: Charles Poliquin.
That same day I was supposed to interview him, needless to say, that did not happen.
I learned a very valuable lesson that day and I want to share that with you.
For today’s guest, Growing up in a family of auctioneers, creating fun, memorable and lucrative events is in his blood. Bobby D. Ehlert has acquired the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneer Association, one of only 200 in the United States. Co-Founder of Inspire Hearts, CEO and Event strategist
Some of his current awards:
Mark founded a Minecraft server at age 15 and it went on to be one of the biggest servers on the planet. He stayed as the creative operations director of PPMC, started in 2013 until 2018, the #1 Pixelmon Minecraft server in the world. As creative director, Mark grew the company’s website to reach over 10 million users and 10,000 registered premium members. Mark managed a remote staff team of over 40 talented individuals and directed company growth programs.
Founded and operating VU Dream currently (started in Dec. 2016), a growing and innovative virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based in Boston. VU Dream has worked with dozens of startups, studios, arcades, and other VR/AR businesses to help customers imagine new future realities. VU Dream is responsible for advertising and marketing for many prominent virtual reality companies in the industry in many major cities around the world as well as posting daily content to millions of people online.
Mark is the host of iTunes Top Charts podcast, Humans 2.0. Mark’s show features an innovative and talented guest in every episode available on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher Radio, and iHeart Radio. On the show, Mark converses with CEO’s, entrepreneur’s, authors, and many other inspiring individuals like Jay Samit, Neil Patel, and David Meltzer to educate others to change their own lives and upgrade to the Human version 2.0 that is inside all of us.
Mr. Scheid is the Chair of Atlantic Media Group PLC. Fifty independently branded and privately-owned entertainment businesses. Mr. Scheid has been to 191 countries and both the north and south poles. He has owned and operated businesses in 60 countries.
AMG’s companies produce unscripted and scripted content for digital and linear distribution. Additionally, they provide production support to production companies, broadcasters, and television networks in over 38 countries, languages, and cultures.
Personally, he is considered an expert in emerging markets, international business, large scale production management and planning. He does love a challenge, and therefore we operate in 35 very challenging countries.
Eiji Morishita is the Founder of the Movement Makers whose mission is empower leaders to start a movement that impact millions of lives. His purpose is to ignite souls to step into their calling & share their wisdom without apology.
Eiji has been part of several movements including the spread of the Sushi Movement in North America and building schools in Guatemala.
He is a genius in creating practical & tactical solutions to create a fun, easy, & profitable Speaking Training Coaching Empire.
Dan Ziegler is the CEO of YCDB; a humble coach and consultant who has dedicated his life to coaching business owners with systems and solutions that improve customers overall experience, leading to repeat sales.
Dan have enjoyed decades as a business executive, strategic thinker, innovator and thought leader.
With a 30-year track record of service and a love of sales, negotiations, investment, growth, idea creation, strategy and product launch; he take great pride in leveraging my “perspective,” He tells brands “You Can Do Better.”
Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas.
His teams have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks. Cole's teams have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and have won three CPL Championships.
The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out every game for two straight seasons and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets.
Erin Ward is one of the top female Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) in the country and the founder of Star Benefit Auctions and co-founder of Inspire Hearts Fundraising. She is a third generation auctioneer from New York.
Erin is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), the most highly respected education designation in the auction industry, and less than 5% of auctioneers nationwide have achieved this status.
Erin regularly shares the stage with celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Bon Jovi, Hozier, Florence Henderson, Melissa Joan Hart and Terri Hatcher. Annually, Erin raises millions of dollars for nonprofits.
Honorée Corder is the author of dozens of best selling books.
She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in The Miracle Morning book series, and together they’ve published fourteen titles to date.
Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. She also does all sorts of other magical things, and her bad-assery is legendary.
Nick Santonastasso is constantly defying the odds. Despite being born with no legs and one arm, Nick is a bodybuilder, internationally known public speaker and internet sensation.
Now, Nick is sharing his experience with people all over the world. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their suffering and live a life that has NO LIMITS. Nick already helped to inspire GIANTS in today's world, such as "The Rock", Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk.
Gian Marco Palazio is the president of Central America Safety Company, Central America’s leading distributor of specialized industrial safety and rescue equipment.
In addition, He is the President of Café Las Flores, Nicaragua’s finest coffee company.
As well as a large presence in real estate development
Gian Marco is an active member of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and founding member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Nicaragua Chapter.
His book… LEGACY: How Leaders Transcend the Past, Balance the Present and Serve for Generations … is releasing this September
Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime former Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers.
Don spends his time speaking internationally on how to stay productive at work, be a better work teammate, or how to reach those long-awaited career and life goals.
Fabio Marrama is considered one of the top up-and-coming business and marketing professionals in Southern Ontario, Canada. He's a speaker, Top 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award Winner, Brand Strategist and LinkedIn Video Content Creator with over 5 million post views.
Fabio and has been mentioned in top publications like Forbes and TheSpec and has interviewed top influencers like Jay Shetty, Manu Goswami, and more.
CEO of Assistagram.us + Professional Dancer, Zach Benson is an entrepreneur, hustler and world traveler. Zach also was a round 4 finalist on the hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance.
He specializes in creating Instagram campaigns reaching millions. His philosophy in life is to encourage others to reach their potential through the arts and social media.
Zach is all about becoming the best version of himself and making people & companies better.
Lena Elkins is the CEO of Lena Elkins Coaching, a white-glove consultancy for top-performing coaches, consultants and service providers internationally. She is also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and Host of the Facebook group, Millennial Go-Getters.
Lena takes a no-BS approach to breaking through major barriers and reaching accelerated success for her clients.
Lena has been featured in over 100 media outlets worldwide including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Success Magazine, MindBodyGreen, and Foundr.
An Emmy Award-Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, produces media and branded content for top thought leaders and media personalities around the world.
Recognized as a leading expert on branding and storytelling, Nick has authored more than two dozen Best-Selling books and produced and directed more than 40 documentaries, earning 5 Emmy wins and 14 nominations.
Nick speaks to audiences internationally on the topics of branding, entertainment, media, business and storytelling at major universities and events.
Andy Frisella is CEO of one of the world’s leading nutritional supplement companies, 1st Phorm International, he founded and runs five other businesses that collectively generate 200M+ in annual revenue: Supplement Superstores, Alpine Sports Products, Carbon Fire Nutrition, Paradise Distribution, and 44Seven Media.
He's also the host of a business/success oriented podcast, The MFCEO Project, which is a top 50 podcast (in the world...not just business) that gets millions of listeners every month.
He was identified as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and has been featured in Forbes, INC, and Entrepreneur Magazine as well as many other honorable publications.
Dr. Chris Zaino is a world-renowned speaker, author, entrepreneur, Former Mr America, Mr. Universe and IFBB Pro bodybuilder.
After defying a deadly terminal disease in his late 20's, Dr. Zaino leveraged his experience to get his doctorate and becoming one of the largest wellness clinics in the world, seeing thousands weekly.
Dr. Zaino created the “IAmHeroProject”,to resurrect Heroes from the complacency of their secret identity, so they may live heroic lives once again , by expressing and experiencing true love, now, in every area of their lives, through his 4 Step methodology “HeroRises”.