James Kyson was voted by TV Guide as "Hollywood's 25 Hottest", he recently finished filming NCIS:LA (CBS), the new HBO show Animals, the new sitcom School of Rock (Nickelodeon), and recurring on the FX drama Justified. He also recently finished Hawaii Five-O on CBS, and a 4-year run on NBC's Heroes as 'Ando'.
James will be in two feature films released later this year: Another Time (Romantic Comedy), and The Livingston Gardener (Thriller). He also recently wrapped the feature Take Off (fka Banana Season), where he had to train as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter for six weeks.
A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to study communications & broadcasting at Boston University, & New England Institute of the Arts.
After a stint in a hip-hop group in college, and trying out improv comedy, James moved to LA on a one-way ticket & a single suitcase, where he began his training in music, dance, and acting.
His first ever Television audition landed him on CBS's J.A.G. Other TV credits include CSI, NBC's Las Vegas, the West Wing, Heist, as well as ABC's Threat Matrix, & CW's All about the Andersons.
A world traveler & adrenalin-junkie, James once bungee jumped 8 times in one day in Cairns, Australia, slid down waterfalls in Queenstown, New Zealand, scuba dived into caves in Maui, Hawaii, and deep water solo'ed at the island of Ko Phi Phi, Thailand - where he back-flipped for the first time 50 feet high off a limestone cliff. He & his wife Jamee also just ran the 2016 LA Half Marathon.
James plays basketball for The Hollywood Knights, a charity celebrity team, and participated in Robbie Williams' Soccer Aid for UNICEF, at Manchester United's Old Trafford in England. He is also an Ambassador for the International Organization Good Neighbors, and their Water for Life campaign.
James' Favorite Quote:
"Today's ceiling is tomorrow's floor."
James' Favorite Book:
Justin Christianson was looking for a way to be free, it was journey that eventually led him to making money online. He learned processes from the ground up, beginning in network marketing recruiting, leading to affiliate marketing and eventually info products. He became a student of the science of why offers convert, and why they don't. It was from this experience that he founded Conversion Fanatics.
Justin is the best selling author of Conversion Fanatic: How to double your customers, sales and profits with A/B testing and is a 13 year veteran of digital marketing having worked on hundreds of profitable campaigns. A self proclaimed numbers junky with a firm belief that the numbers don’t lie, has a knack for finding holes in marketing campaigns and offering simple solutions to quickly plug them, effectively improving the results.
An avid student of marketing and business, he firmly believes that you must continue to improve daily in order to stay ahead and succeed.
Justin's Favorite Quote:
"Give without want and in turn you will get."
Justin's Favorite Book:
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less (Revised third edition, 4th printing, September 1, 2014)
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
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Dennis Mangan had hit bottom, his body was failing him, he was recently informed that he has chronic fatigue syndrome. He visited doctor after doctor, but did not receive that problem solving that he had hoped to find. However Dennis had a leg up on everyone else, he had an extensive background in the sciences. After prolonged research, he discovered a link between Chronic fatigue in distance runners like himself: Iron.
After realizing the issue with his body, Dennis realized that "Dumping Iron," from his diet would be the way to fix his body. After doing so, Dennis saw rapid changes in his heath, and at age 60, is the pinnacle of fitness. He took what he learned, and authored his latest book: "Dumping Iron," after he found that not only was there a link between Iron and chronic fatigue but a whole host of issues as well.
Dennis wanted to share his new found health and fitness with the world and therefore, he created Rogue Health and Fitness. He educates others on natural means of rehabbing their bodies, and creating the body of their dreams.
Dennis' Favorite Quote:
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." -Henry David Thoreau
Link's From Today's Show:
Dumping Iron: How to Ditch This Secret Killer and Reclaim Your Health
Caleb Maddix is 14 years old. He is the Author of best selling, “Keys to Success for Kids,” founder of Kids 4 Success and Kids with a Mission. Caleb is a sought after Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, as well as Co-Host of Maddix Motivations and Host of “Keys to Success for Kids.”
Caleb has been seen with such entrepreneurs as Grant Cardone, Brendon Burchard and Gary Vaynerchuck. He has been a guest on Cardone's "Power Players," and frequent guest on all things Cardone.
In his first year in business, Caleb has cleared $75,000 and has a goal of being a millionaire by 16 and billionaire by 30. Caleb proves that age has no effect on success, but rather the drive to make it happen.
Caleb lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his dad, Matt Maddix. Caleb is on a Mission to motivate and educate kids across the world as well as end childhood obesity.
Caleb's Favorite Quote:
"The Gun that kills most people is the Gunna."
Link's From Today's Show:
Keys To Success For Kids
Travis Dillard hasn't lived out of a car, begged for money or eaten garbage scraps, In fact, he was very blessed with a supportive family and a great education. That being said…
It made it very easy to just let life pass hum by. After all, everything was “okay”.
Well, this road to mediocrity eventually led him to a dark place. He was skinny, yet fat in all the wrong places. You know, the type with frail looking legs but a soft, pudgy upper body. The guy who was too embarrassed to take his shirt off at the pool. Yep, that was him.
Given the way he looked and felt about himself, he was lost, insecure and anxious about his future.
Even worse, he was tired, out of shape, and lacked any real focus.
The Turning Point
A long story short, he made a drastic change to force himself in the right direction…he got in shape and started a business.
Travis' MISSION: HE WANTS TO SEE OTHER ENTREPRENEURS FOLLOW WHAT WORKED FOR HIM.
Was the change easy? No. Was it SIMPLE? Yes. After becoming obsessed with personal development and finding success as a entrepreneur, Travis began to see the missing link in most people’s journey to better health and a better body. He found that high achievers who recognize health as the most important resource in their business, relationships and in life do not have a problem losing the weight. They struggle to keep it off. He's spoken with hundreds of well-seasoned, financially successful business owners who are aware of the changes that need to be made, and WANT balance, but lack structure, and let their business control them.
Travis' Favorite Quote:
"Most of us have two lives, the life that we live and the unlived life within us; and between the two stand resistance" - Steven Pressfield
Travis' Favorite Book:
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Links From Today's Show:
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
Victor Salinas is a a true rags to riches story. He grew up in the countryside of Brazil, and moved to Sao Paulo as a youth. He always wanted to come to America and eventually achieved that dream. Came from a very poor family, manage to go to the US and lived in CA for 7 years, came back to Brazil in 2007 and then became the General Manager for a multinational IT company and responsible for over U$25M revenue in one year.
Victor is a business consultant increasing companies revenue in over 300% in the current critical scenario of the brazilian economy using L. Ron Hubbard Management Technology. He is a former executive for an iconic brazilian IT company, in addition to being an international Speaker.
Victor is a Sales specialist, because he truly understands communication and how to best service a customer. He went from making $20.000/year in 2010 to a 6 figure annual salary, all in the same year. He quit what most people thought was a secure job, to depend on true security, himself, to share his knowledge with others.
Victor's Favorite Quote:
"Any stops that you have, come from failed purposes." -LRH
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Ryan Hansen came from the Marine Corps to start his own CrossFit business. His interest in fitness progressed over the years to powerlifting and eventually ending up in CrossFit. He loves the team atmosphere and for him is something reminiscent of being in the Marines.
Ryan has a need to help people, and from there it led his to want to own a Cross Fit box. He sees CrossFit as a way to truly help people in a way that will change their lives.
He puts a lot of stress on his athletes supporting their bodies with whole food, because if the body is fueled properly, it shouldn't need a lot of the extra additives. He's also very intentional with the form and physical practices of his athletes.
Ryan's Favorite Quote:
"Love your life or change it," John Norse, Attitude Nation
Ryan's Favorite Book:
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Links from Today's Show:
Charles Poloquin on kettle bell training
Harry Campbell started the Rideshareguy.com started in 2014, he was a full time aerospace engineer and part-time Uber, Lyft and Sidecar driver. He actually discovered rideshare as a passenger back in 2012 but it wasn’t until he moved from San Diego up to Orange County that he decided to give it a try as a driver.
He started driving for Lyft and Uber in early 2014 because it sounded like a fun, flexible way to earn extra income. Some people found it odd that he was driving in his spare time since he had a good career as an engineer but he had always been a huge fan of diversifying your income.
It’s easy to get complacent working the same job day in and day out but when you’re working for someone else, you’re never really in control of your own destiny, no matter how safe you might feel. And that’s what he liked so much about being a rideshare driver.
You’ve probably heard the cliche radio ads that say “Be Your Own Boss” and “Set Your Own Hours” but the funny thing is that being a rideshare driver really is a lot like running your own mini-business. And as any business owner can tell you, running a business is very rewarding but it’s also a lot of work and there are a ton of challenges that you will face.
He quickly realized that there’s actually a lot more to driving than just getting people safely from Point A to Point B. After his first weekend of driving, he sat down at his computer and started looking for blogs, resources or online communities of rideshare drivers. He was shocked at the lack of what he found. There was nothing other than a few Facebook groups that had a bunch of newbies like myself asking all the same questions!
After a week or so of hopelessly searching for information, he decided to take matters into his own hands and The Rideshare Guy was born. He knew that there were lots of drivers with the same questions he had and he figured that if he could provide an authoritative resource with good information, he would be able to help out a few of his fellow drivers. But he had no idea just how many people needed help!
Harry's Favorite Quote:
"Life is all about prioritization, if something is important, you'll make time for it."
Andrew O'Brien is the founder of the media company, Patefactus. He began his career as a public speaker in 2013. He had no clue about how to run a business or how to get on media. 3 short years later, he has become the most requested speaker in his field and has traveled all over the world speaking. He have made well over 6 figures, on his way to 7. This is all thanks to his media exposure. Without all of the media he received, he wouldn't be where he is today. Andrew has been featured on over 70 media stations around the world. Before being featured on so much media, he was only charging $2,000 per speaking engagement (that included travel and lodging in that fee.)
Exactly one year later... His fee increased to $5,000 plus travel and lodging. The best part... he was not only charging more, but he was getting more clients. Andrew did all of this without spending a dime on a PR firm or agency. After so much media coverage, he started to learn more about the industry and came up with his own ways of getting more coverage. Now, Mr. O'Brien doesn't have to reach out to media any longer on that side of business. It has gotten to the point where high-scale media is contacting him instead. This is what he teaches. Andrew teach individuals how to get to the point that high scale media is chasing, instead of you chasing them.
Andrew's Favorite Quote:
"You can either quote world changers, or be the world changer than people quote."
Noah St. John is a keynote speaker and best-selling author who’s famous for inventing Afformations and helping busy people achieve financial freedom.
His sought-after advice is known as the “secret sauce” in personal and business growth.
According to Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: “Noah St. John’s work is about discovering within ourselves what we should have known all along – we are truly powerful beings with unlimited potential.”
Noah’s dynamic and down-to-earth speaking style always gets high marks from audiences. As the leading authority on how to eliminate limiting beliefs, Noah delivers live programs and online courses that have been called “the only training that FIXES every other training!”
He also appears frequently in the news worldwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The Hallmark Channel, National Public Radio, Parade, Woman’s Day, Los Angeles Business Journal, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Selling Power, Forbes.com, and The Huffington Post.
Noah's Favorite Quote:
"Give yourself permission to succeed."
Noah's Favorite Book:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
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Elliott Hulse is a name synonymous with success, and YouTube. He created content for almost 4 years, before really making it big on YouTube. Long before he was an internet personality, he was the owner of Strength Camp Gym. His only purpose in creating video content, was to promote and sell memberships to his gym.
On a dare from a friend, Elliott turned ads on his YouTube channel, and created an income of $10,000 in his first month. From there, he pushed down the gas, and went from making a video when he felt like, to one everyday. Elliott structured his videos in question and answer format, and made it his mission to answer questions in the most creative way he could find; a true artist.
More than being just a YouTube video creator, Elliott is a true student of philosophy; putting what he reads into action. He then forwards that information to his viewers, creating true inspiration in a metaphorical verse.
Elliott is also the author of the Best-Seller, "The King," about helping others channel their inner king. Rather than just give more of the motivation for which he is famous, he wanted to give people a roadmap to really achieving their dreams.
Elliott's Favorite Quote:
"Every action is measured by the sentiment which is precedes."
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Brad Lomenick has had an interesting journey, and many seasons in his life. Brad spent the early part of his 20's as a cowboy. He transitioned to consulting businesses, and by a twist of fate, met leadership author, John Maxwell. Brad was part of a movement of young, go getters, inspired by John, and from there went on to start Catalyst.
Brad is one of the forefront speakers on leadership, and the author of H3 Leadership: Stay Hungry, Stay Humble, Always Hustle. Brad views leadership as a stool, which can never stand without developing each leadership trait necessary to really excel. He believes that identity and what season a person is currently in, are two forces that function separately; a person's self definition should not be tied to what they are doing.
H3 Leadership is the future, and Brad is at the forefront of helping you leaders truly excel.
Brad's Favorite Quote:
"Stay Hungry, Stay Humble, Always Hustle."
Brad's Favorite Books:
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
Links from Today's Show:
H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.
Omar loves rooting for the underdog and telling it like it is. He is the business brains behind the operation with over 14 years of business building experience. An educator & university manager for 13 years. Omar attended Wharton business school and dropped out in frustration to build The $100 MBA. They're on a mission to revolutionize business education forever. Omar is the curriculum developer, content creator & head instructor at The $100 MBA. He also loves 80's music & high-fives.
The $100 MBA Show is an iTunes Best of 2014 podcast where you simply get better at business with our daily 10-minute business lessons for the real world. These no fluff, 10-minute episodes are packed with only the business building training you want. Lessons, concepts, examples and insights right out of our $100 MBA training and community. Fast Company named The $100 MBA Show as one of the 8 business podcasts that shouldn't be missed.
Omar's Favorite Quote:
"Whether you believe it or not, you are right." —Henry Ford
Taylor is an entrepreneur and author of The End of Jobs . Inc.com rated The End of Jobs one of the Top Three ‘Start Your Own Business’ Books of 2015 and a Top 25 Business Book of 2015. WSJ Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur James Altucher said of it:
“Entrepreneurship is not a choice you can make at your leisure. You have to jump on the train or lose your chance. Now is the time and Taylor’s book describes exactly how to do it.”
Taylor believes that the economy is changing rapidly, but when the future looks back on the 20th century, it will be an anomaly. Entrepreneurship is becoming more attainable and almost a better choice than getting a job. Its in interesting viewpoint; you build a resume so that you can beg for a job. Rather, you can truly create something for yourself, and in this new economy, we will see the true return of the craftsman economy.
A former Brazilian Super Bowl champion, Taylor has lived in Argentina, Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand.
Taylor's Favorite Quote:
The Iron Prescription: "Whenever you feel that some person or some situation is ruining your life, it is actually you that us ruing your life. Feeling like a victim is a perfectly disastrous way to go through life." I- Charlie Munger
Taylor's Favorite Book:
Man's Search for Meaning
Link's From Today's Show:
Finite and Infinite Games
The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5
Hung Pham seemed to have it all, he graduated college in 2004, but a bad break up set him back. He thought this girl was the one, but after 2 years realized that things were not as he thought.
To deal with the pain he turned to gambling, which turned into gambling addiction. Saturdays started at 8 AM and ended at midnight, he gambled on everything, and it lasted over 8 years.
The money was just one part of it, the toughest part of that dealing with himself, he was too proud, never needed help; he developed thoughts of suicide. He was in a thriving career in high tech, no one knew.
Hung handled his problem but was in 50k worth of debt. It was too much to save his way out, and he had to get creative. Started online digital marketing, for dentists, took a lot courses online would sell services to implement learning how to do it, moved back home, paid off 50k in 3 years!
Hung attended a lot of events, met Patrick King, who got him into writing. He was doing events to teach lean startup to entrepreneurs, and from there developed the Culture Summit.
Hung's Favorite Quote:
"Potential and talent is useless if you don't create good habits for yourself."
Patrick Valtin has been a business consultant for over 27 years. He has found time and again that finding the right people is the biggest struggle of the business owner. Mr. Valtin has an extensive experience in the fields of Management consulting, training & coaching, and this on an international basis. His specialties as a consultant extend from recruitment to sales and sales management, leadership, organization and corporate strategy.
Mr. Valtin has traveled in more than 30 countries over the last 20 years and has trained more than 85,000 people in the areas of recruitment, sales, marketing, Human Resources Development, organization and leadership.
Patrick Valtin was an International Business consultant for the Belgian Government between 1986 and 1988. Looking for an effective way to help small business owners, he then started U-MAN Belgium in 1988. The company soon became a leader in its field and remains today the biggest training company for small businesses in the country.
In the last 27 years Patrick has made clients and seminar attendees from every imaginable industry, from growing businesses to multi-national corporations (USPS, Ford Motors, GM Motors, BMW, Renault, Mercedes, Toyota, Motorola, AIG, IBM, Remax, Century 21, ATT Canon, France Telecom, Hotels Accor, etc…)
Patrick's Favorite Quote:
"A leader is one who serves others." - LRH
Patrick's Favorite Book:
Luis Congdon has seen quite a bit in the last two years. He had a job that was not quite rite for him but, he wasn't happy. Things got better for him before they got worse. Luis ended up being homeless, living in his car and eventually ended up living on his friend's couch.
It was at his lowest point, that Luis had the moment in his life, but came out better from it. Luis' discovered podcasting and really found his passion. He made the trek for interviews to a local college where he could use the internet to have interviews.
Luis's podcast grew quickly, and he discovered that he really found his passion. From there, he decided to for the Podcaster's secret weapon and Thriving Launch community, to share his passion with this world.
Luis's Favorite Quote:
"The words that we speak become that the house that we live in."
Luis' Favorite Book:
Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond
Links From Today's Show:
Podcaster's Secret Weapon
Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to his academic work, Newport is a writer who focuses on contrarian, evidence-based advice for building a successful and fulfilling life in school and after graduation.
His most recent book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice. Since its publication, it has been selected for several best business books of the year lists, including those by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read. Newport’s New York Times op-ed on the book became the paper’s most e-mailed article for over a week.
Newport is also the author of three books of unconventional advice for students: How to Be a High School Superstar, How to Become a Straight-A Student, and How to Win at College. The How To student series has sold over 125,000 copies since its inception, and Newport has been invited to speak on these topics at some of the country’s top universities, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Dartmouth and Duke.
Cal's Favorite Book:
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Dr Dave White is your life coach. On the court, he's a Lead NCAA Men’s Basketball Referee. He controls the game. He makes big calls under pressure. He manages alpha coaches and competitive players. He's get it done.
He helps others, like you, to get the control, make the calls, manage the pressure, and seize the winning results they want. It's his honor to inspire the inspired. He champions champions.
The great Notre Dame Football Coach, Lou Holtz, said, “You have to have talent to win, but you can lose with talent, and that's where coaching can make the difference.” He trusts you’ve got the talent.
Are you ready for the personal and professional advantage that comes from being strengthened, bolstered, and resourced by a seasoned expert? As every great athlete has his coach, every workplace warrior would do well to have his too.
The facts are clear. Boxers throw more knockouts with an advocate in their corner. Powerlifters bench more weight with a spotter by their side. Fighter pilots win more battles with a wingman on their flank.
Dave's Favorite Quote:
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it." — Karl Marx
Dave's Favorite Book:
Changes That Heal
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Greg Hickman, the Founder of System.ly wants to help small-to-medium sized businesses execute the same level of mobile campaigns that the big brands are using.
Greg was previously the Head of Mobile for Cabela’s, a large retailer in the US and Canada and was responsible for their mobile strategy and product development. He launched re-launched their mobile website and mobile loyalty programs that continue to grow and drive sales.
Since Greg began in mobile back in 2005, he created and managed mobile programs for The New York Jets, Florida Marlins, AT&T, Axe, Elements Massage, 300+ shopping centers across the country and many other small business.
Greg is a guest contribute on sites such as Mobile Marketer, Mobile Marketing Watch, Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger, Target Marketing Magazine and more. He frequently speaks at conferences such as Social Media Marketing World and New Media Expo.
Greg is also the host of the Zero to Scale podcast, taking you along his journey from 0 to $20k per month.
Greg's Favorite Quote:
"Great leaders find comfort in uncomfortable situations." — Lewis Howes
"The purpose of a solution is to free you to do the things you want to do." — Michael Gerber
Greg's Favorite Book:
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
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Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and creator of this blog, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.
His 2013 release, Becoming a Supple Leopard has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. This blog was voted #4 in Outside Magazine’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, Breaking Muscle’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, and Health Line’s Top 100 Health Blogs of 2011. Kelly and his work have been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Journal.
He teaches the wildly popular Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course and has been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide.
Coach Kelly Starrett received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California.
Before starting his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit, one of the first 30 CrossFit affiliates, he practiced performance-based physical therapy at the world-renowned Stone Clinic. In his current practice, Kelly continues to focus on performance-based Orthopedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level sport and performance.
Kelly’s background as an athlete and coach includes paddling whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams, and leading the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competition in two World Championships.
Kelly's Favorite Quote:
"The sleeper must awaken." — Dune
Kelly's Favorite Book:
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
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About Aaron Reed:
Aaron's Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your circumstances mold your thoughts, but let your thoughts mold your circumstances."
Aaron's Favorite Book:
Absolutely Effortless Prosperity - Book I
Dan Margolin is a practicing podiatrist with over 27 years experience, and a practice that ranks in the top 3% in the country. Dan current practice is his second, and in comparison, wildly successful to his first. Dan learned exactly what he need to do, to build a business that would grow quickly, with little interaction from himself. This inspiration journey, proved so much so, that he felt the need to write it down, and authored Fast Tracking Your Prosperity. Dan was inspired to write fast tracking in order to give his words of wisdom to his daughter.
In addition to his current business, Dan an business partner, Justin Feinberg, started Effective Management. Their program is directed towards helping businesses train their staff to peak performance and increase their bottom line by upwards of 30%.
Dan's Favorite Quote:
"That which you will not confront, will confront you."
Dan's Favorite Book:
Dianetics — L. Ron Hubbard
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
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Who is Chris Onwuasoanya? Chris is an avid entrepreneur, and founder of the company, Atlantic Waste and Power Systems. Chris was born in London, but spent a good portion of his youth in Nigeria.
After being let go from JP Morgan, Chris decided that he would never again work for someone else. He observed that Nigeria had a total lack of energy, people only surviving off of generators, 2.5 people to a generator; not an ideal scene. Chris observed that Nigeria had much garbage that it could use for energy, but after some work it proved to be too expensive.
After which, his focus became solar, the new and clean way, to power Nigeria. Chris has managed to work his way through corruption, and supplier issues, as well as learning installs himself via Youtube, to have his company still standing and growing.
Links from Today's Show:
Atlantic Waste and Power System http://africajumpstart.com/2014/10/19/1770/ https://www.tapinto.net/towns/sparta/articles/spartas-christopher-onwuasoanya-using-solar-ener http://atlanticwastepower.com/2014/02/offerings-way-new-homes/
Patrick Crews has been a photographer for three years now. Yet, it was long before that when he started to think about life dreams and goals. He majored in psychology in college.
The Dream Nation Project initially started out as a research project. Shane was interested in the internal and external motivational factors behind pursuing goals. He did this by centering the project around one main question: "What is your life dream?" Hamilton Glass, a mural artist from Richmond, VA was the first person he interviewed and photographed for this project.
During the interview Hamilton explained to Shane exactly how he arrived at his specific life dream; the story behind it. He quickly realized that the story behind the dream is just as important, if not more important than the simple answer of "What is your life dream?"
Shane's own personal dream is that these stories and dreams He's documenting inspire the people that come across them to pursue their own dreams. Shane Currently does a daily video series called Mind Over Mornings, where he tosses out daily motivation to start the day out right.
Shane's Favorite Quote:
"Don't just be a business owner, but own your business."
Shane's Favorite Book:
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)
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