Create Your Own Life with Jeremy Ryan Slate | Breaking the Chains of Ordinary

Have you struggled as an entrepreneur? I have. I think we are a different breed, we work for a vision that not everyone understands; sometimes that can be a lonely journey. I have been a teacher, personal trainer and finally found my place in marketing. I enjoy helping people reach the level that they believe they can, because I believe they can get there. Through this blog, and my podcast, Create Your Own Life, I seek to help you build the business and the life that you dream of. Dream big. Its been my biggest flaw and biggest asset. In this podcast, I want to give you actionable things that you can do, not just more fluff, there's too much of that out there. CYOL will give you the steps and skills that successful entrepreneurs, business people and artists applied to create life on their terms. Are you ready for the ride? Jeremy Ryan Slate interviews inspiring entrepreneurs like Grant Cardone, Elliott Hulse, Chris Guillebeau, Patrick Bet-David, Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Tony Horton, Kelly Starrett, Kevin Harrington, Walter O'Brien, Mike Dillard, Gerard Adams, JP Sears, Jon Levy, Robert Greene, Tucker Max, Tom Bilyeu & Jeff Hoffman.
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Sep 20, 2017

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.

Sep 16, 2017

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.

Sep 14, 2017

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.

Sep 13, 2017

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.

Sep 8, 2017

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.

Sep 7, 2017

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

Sep 5, 2017

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

Sep 1, 2017

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;
-Accountability-Goals-Time Maximization-Networking
-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!


Aug 31, 2017
Dustin Mathews helps speakers to build an EMPIRE.
BUT things weren't always that way, Dustin Mathews found a loop hole that allowed him
to get out of public speaking class.
He found out the true power of speaking and now, he knows the formula create the most
powerful presenations possible. In fact, along with Co-Author Dan Kennedy, he's written the No-BS guide to Powerful
presentations. His unique Brand Response technology is the secret behind may of the top speakers
and coaches in the industry.
Aug 30, 2017

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.

Aug 28, 2017

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

Aug 25, 2017

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.

Aug 23, 2017

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.

Aug 21, 2017

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 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.

Aug 17, 2017

Like most other successful entrepreneurs, Michael Marcial carved his own path to success. However, his path may not have been as linear as others. Michael hit a few bumps in the road and ended up living out of his car. After reflecting and figuring out his purpose and what fuels his life, Michael quickly turned it around and make 5k in 1 week!

He followed up that success with much of the same. Using his background and unique story to become an expert in developing and executing online courses.He has helped countless others develop their own courses, to make monetizing part of the journey and not just the end goal. Hope you enjoy this weeks episode, and hope you are taking steps to create life on YOUR terms!

Aug 15, 2017

Justin Lafazan may be young, but he has already been able make his mark on the entrepreneurial community. He started by creating Students4Students College Advisory, a higher education consulting firm and full-service digital marketing company.

He now focuses his time the Next Gen Summit. Next Gen is a global community and conference for the brightest young entrepreneurs worldwide to connect and collaborate, and get access to the resources necessary for personal and professional growth.

In December of 2015, he launched my best-selling book - What Wakes You Up? and has been featured in publications such as ForbesUSA TodayInc. Magazine.

Aug 13, 2017

Michael O'Neal started his journey into entrepreneurship as a web designer. However after a few brief stints working for other people, he found myself to be truly unemployable around 2005, and have been on the entrepreneurial track ever since. 

After a few turbulent years, Michael found his footing and path in internet marketing. Just a couple of short years later he started a Podcast called The Solopreneur Hour - Job Security for the Unemployable.  It's aim is to show the other unemployable people of the world the correct path to business success on their own terms.

Aug 10, 2017

Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, one of the nation's top infographic agencies based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH. and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.

Brian also runs a regional event to make the Louisville / Cincinnati corridor a more competitive region (#thinkbig) and has been named a 2017 Google Small Business Advisor.

Aug 8, 2017

Jesse Krieger sits squarely at the intersection of publishing and promotion – having signed two publishing deals on two different continents and navigated the world of becoming a best-selling author twice. It has been his honor to work with 100+ authors from around the world to achieve their dreams of writing and publishing a book.

With constant exposure to books, trends in publishing and the latest marketing techniques for authors, Jesse has a superpower to see the meaning between the lines and create compelling titles, book covers and marketing language.

In addition to being featured on over 50 media outlets for his best-selling book Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Jesse has been an entrepreneur his entire adult life and holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley, as well as National Taiwan University and Beijing Normal University.

Aug 6, 2017

If you have heard of all of these terms that have to do with new currency, cryptocurrency or digital money of any sort; this is going to be the episode for you! We are going to take it back down to the most basic level. I know for me, there were so many terms having to deal with this stuff I just didn't understand it in the slightest. The best thing about this recording, is that afterwards I totally got it and understand it!

Our guest today is Dr. Julian Hosp, an expert in all things having to do with digital currency. He is going to break it all down and make it super easy to understand! So if you have been looking to learn more, be sure to check out the interview!

At the age of 16, Dr. Hosp moved away from home in hopes of becoming a professional basketball player in the NBA. After realizing that basketball may not be his best bet, he shifted his focus on going to medical school and becoming a doctor. During this time he missed the freedom and thrill of playing sports, so he decided to become a professional kite surfer... along with going to medical school. You can imagine this kept him very busy.

After school he made another tough decision and moved to Asia to start a business instead of practicing medicine. He is now co-founder of TenX, a company that specializes in blockchain/bitcoin. Dr. Hosp is now considered a blockchain expert and breaks down the basics in this episode to help you understand the world of blockchain. Enjoy!

Aug 3, 2017

Paul Colligan is passionate about helping others leverage technology to grow their businesses. His goal is to expand your reach and revenue, with reduced stress and no drama. His lifestyle and business strategies are designed to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today’s ever-changing information economy.

Paul has played a key role in the launch of dozens of successful internet products that have garnered tens of millions of visitors in traffic and revenue. He’s been the secret weapon behind dozens of best-selling authors on Amazon, number one podcasts on Itunes, and millions of views on YouTube. Previous projects have included work with StoryBrand, The U.S. State Department, Traffic Geyser, Rubicon International, Piranha Marketing, Microsoft, Pearson Education and more.

He is also a popular speaker on technology topics and has presented at events around the world including BlogWorld and New Media Expo, The European Business Podcasting Summit, Google Tech Talks, MacWorld, Social Media Success Summit, Inbound Marketing Summit, Social Media Marketing World and Microsoft TechEd. Paul is the CEO of the Podcast Partnership, creator of The Podcast Industry Report and has authored eleven books including current Amazon bestsellers How To Stream Video 2016, How to Podcast 2016 and YouTube Strategies 2016.

Paul lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughters and enjoys theater, music, great food and travel. If you are interested in his latest projects and his thoughts on the world of new media, visit

Aug 1, 2017

Melinda is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning journalist and visionary innovator.

Founder and CEO of the predictive social intelligence platform Verifeed, she has pioneered an algorithmic way to get a growing and measurable Return on Authenticity™ from all those posts, tweets and shares. The ROA™ app is used by a growing number of aspiring thought leaders to boost their influence and impact via social media.

Melinda's grandmother was the first to spot her budding entrepreneurial career: "Your disruptive", she told the 5-year-old Melinda after she earned her first $100 selling door-to-door with her black lab.

At 22, she joined the Times of London as a media and financial correspondent, before moving to the Financial Times to launch and host daily TV business shows for CNBC in Europe and Asia. Her TV career spanned the BBC, ABC News and NBC.  Melinda is also a single mom with two great kids. A meditation and yoga devotee, she believes personal growth and lifelong learning is vital to succeed in entrepreneurship.

Jul 30, 2017

Aaron Orendorff is the founder of iconiContent and a content Marketer at Shopify Plus — the enterprise arm of Shopify. He's also a regular contributor at Mashable, Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, Fast Company, Business Insider and more.

Forbes Top 25 Influencer to Watch 2017

Grew his freelance content marketing business from zero to six-figures in a year and a half

Wrote the biggest articles of year at Unbounce (twice), Copyblogger (twice), Content Marketing Institute, and GetResponse

Voted both the top copywriting and top blogging articles "of all time" by and Ahrefs

Jul 27, 2017

Jared Kleinert is an entrepreneur, TED and keynote speaker, and award-winning author. He’s become a sought after Millennial thought leader after identifying and connecting hundreds of the world’s smartest and most talented members of his generation, and sharing his research with as many influential individuals and corporations as possible (more at

Jared’s first book “2 Billion Under 20” was released in July 2015 and voted the “#1 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Book” for the year by the Axiom Business Book Awards. He is currently working on his next book “3 Billion Under 30”, to be released in Q1 of 2017 featuring stories from the world’s smartest and most talented 21-30 year olds, including pro athletes, actors, entrepreneurs running multi-million and billion dollar businesses, social media influencers on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, politicians, and many other inspiring profiles (more at

As a globally in-demand keynote speaker, Jared has spoken to audiences of 20 to 1000+ around the world, from TED and TEDx stages to the National Speakers Associations’ main stage, Fortune 500 boardrooms, major conferences, and futuristic associations (more at

As a go-to marketing and biz dev consultant, Jared has helped influence the messaging and business development strategy for everyone from #1 NYT Bestselling authors to Olympians, founders of billion dollar brands, and various Fortune 500 companies (more at

Jared has additionally been named a “Champion For Humanity” by the United Nations, and was a U.S. delegate to President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia in 2013.

Jul 25, 2017

Joseph is a serial tech and marketing entrepreneur with several SaaS companies under his belt.

He also is working on a unique technique that may soon see every day civilians being able to affordably both experience and access near space altitudes of up to 140,000ft within the next 12-24 months.

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