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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Jul 23, 2017

Jay Wong is a serial entrepreneur, business advisor, real estate investor and host of The Inner Changemaker; rated #1 Self-Help Podcast on iTunes.

Jay’s mission is a merging of two journeys;

(1) to create, discover and do everything possible to embody the ethos of being a Changemaker in his life

(2) to create empowering media that summarizes all of these great lessons and those of other successful Changemakers, in hopes that these combined journeys will help business owners grow their business through online marketing.

With interviews from game-changing entrepreneurs such as Bob Proctor (The Secret (movie)) Sean Stephenson (American Therapist and top Motivational Speaker) Grant Cardone (Multi-millionaire and real estate mogul) and many other prominent names around the world, it's no surprise that his podcast has risen on top of the podcasting charts and is actively listened to in 119 countries.

In October 2016, his podcast was even featured at Toronto Downtown’s busiest intersection, Yonge and Dundas square, highlighting the message of what can happen when you begin to tackle the seemingly impossible in life.

Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Jay’s expectation is to use commerce to support entrepreneurs in finding their message and voice in the marketplace.

Jay regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world.

Jul 21, 2017

Ben didn’t accidentally end up in this profession. Better said, he grew up in it. Both sets of his grandparents were cutting-edge entrepreneurs. His father, Peter, still remains a highly sought-after marketing and franchising consultant after having spent years in professional sports where he was recognized as a master promoter and corporate partnership genius. His Mom is an award-winning author, a former film critic, a veteran of professional theater and currently, a writing professor at an acclaimed East Coast University. His brother is the man behind Popular Demand, a street-wear success story, inspired by L.A. and worn throughout the world. Ben credits his family for his 24/7/365 work ethic, his unwillingness to say no to what others would simply consider too challenging and his ability to bring all kinds of people together to ensure the success of any project.

Ben began working in pro sports locker rooms at the age of 14. By 16, he was helping his buddies launch a rock band that signed a major record deal with Elektra records before Ben was out of high school.

In college, besides being a performer himself, Ben was quickly charged with bringing concerts and other acts to his university. His later stint in professional media sales helped him to further develop his sales and marketing acumen and his deep foray into the national music scene as a successful music manager and promoter helped him build his astonishing network of decision-makers and cultural icons.

Ben hasn’t made a name for himself just by thinking outside the box. Rather he’s known for ignoring ‘the box’ all together. He says it best. “It’s all about understanding where the end zone is and figuring out how to get there no matter what it takes.” Because of that, Ben, Times10 and their wide array of clients continue to score touchdowns at a record clip.

Jul 18, 2017

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; they’ve been called the “Click and Clack of podcasters.” Her podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015” and was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016.” BuzzFeed listed Happier in 10 Life-Changing Things to Try in June and the New Yorker said, “Their voices remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” The podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Top Charts. Fast Company named Gretchen Rubin to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100.

She’s been interviewed by Oprah, eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman, and walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama.

Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Jul 18, 2017

Today, there is too little courage in the world of business, education, the arts, entertainment and life in general.

Dependence on anything is a weakness, not a source of power.

One dictionary defines courage as, “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.”

Some define the word as being brave in spite of fear or danger while others define courage as “bold and brave, unafraid to face tough challenges.”

Whether you’re afraid or not, courage comes down what we choose to do.

NY Times bestselling author Grant Cardone wrote, "It’s been said that FEAR stands for False Events Appearing Real, which aptly implies that most of what you’re afraid of doesn’t ever come to pass. Fear, for the most part, is provoked by emotions, not rational thinking. And in my humble estimation, emotions are wildly overrated – and the scapegoat many people use for their failure to act."

And this thing called courage is the what comprises the best of us. We see it in:

the best artists, 
the best writers, 
the best entrepreneurs,
the best leaders, and
the best innovators.

It comes down to:

The courage of our convictions.
The courage to stand up against compromise.
The courage to say no when it’s easier to say yes.
The courage to challenge being satisfied with one’s achievements in light of even bigger future goals.
And the world progresses in direct ratio to the amount of courage we collectively display and act upon.

These were the thoughts and ideas I was engaged in last year after seeing more people feeling “entitled” and less people displaying the courage to take a stand, do something possibly uncomfortable and withstand any oppostition.

Like the great Muhammad Ali said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

Courage, Success and Action

NY Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk said, “You aren’t entitled to success.”

Fact is none of us are.

Unless we demand more of ourselves. And our colleagues. And business partners. And wake up the next day all ready to do it all over again.

Bringing so much value to every interaction that it redefines our every gesture professionally and in business.

My Most Personal Video

And that’s what inspired me to write, narrate and edit this video.

It’s the most personal one I’ve ever created. (Thankfully, my "What is Branding" and "What is innovation?" videos have collectively exceeded over 400K views on YouTube. This is the newest in the "What is..." series of videos.) 

It took some courage to even put the words down on paper.

Because this message is very raw.



And hopefully inspiring to you—to raise your level of courage in everything you do.

No matter what you do: business person, artist, entrepreneur, writer, entertainer or musician.

If this video had any impact on you, share it around.

The world needs courage more now than ever.

Jul 17, 2017

Today's guest is Gregory O'Gallagher, the man behind Kinobdy. An online fitness program that has been gaining momentum and quickly growing in popularity. He has been able to leverage his knowledge to become one of the major fitness authorities online, all by the age of 24. Kinobody focuses on transforming your physique to live the life of your dreams. 

Gregory was able to define his goal at a young age. He has been persistently working towards that goal and has begun to see his effort pay off. Kinobody is about more than just getting toned or fit, it is about taking control of your life and chasing your dreams with the same passion Gregory chases his own.

Jul 13, 2017

James Swanwick  investor and TV & podcast host based in Hollywood, California. Swanwick is the creator of the Swannies blue-light blocking glasses, 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, and 47-Day Habit Hacker. Swanwick hosts the top-ranking podcast The James Swanwick Show, is a former "SportsCenter" anchor on ESPN and an award-winning journalist. He is the author of three books and has interviewed A-List celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and world leaders, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Swanwick is co-founder of international media agency Crocmedia and has lived in numerous countries including Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina and Colombia.

Jul 11, 2017

You’ve probably seen today’s guest at least several times a day on social media, unless of course you’ve been sleeping under a rock…

In June 2013, Scott Oldford was $726,000 in debt due to a failed business venture. For many people, that may have signaled the end of their entrepreneurial passions. But desperation has this funny way of unlocking creativity

Scott realized that his biggest problem had been failing to bring in a consistent stream of qualified leads for his business.

The only way to get out of this mess was to find something that worked and leverage the hell out of it. So that’s what he did, and three years later, not only has he paid off all the debt and but he’s generated multiple millions in revenue using this weird but effective online formula I like to call the Sidewalk, Slow Lane, Fast Lane Method or SSF Method for Short.

Jul 9, 2017

Vanessa Shaw is a sought-after speaker and expert on business mastery, personal leader¬ship and 6- and 7-figure income strategies.

She is the creator of The Boutique Business Model™ and her zone of genius is helping entrepreneurs have breakthroughs and paradigm shifts around creating more wealth and success in their business and life.

Originally from the UK and having lived across Europe for most of her life, Vanessa brings over a decade of international experience working with top corporate executives and ambitious entrepreneurs from start-ups to billion dollar companies. She has also worked for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and has held senior leadership roles within the International Coach Federation.

Jul 7, 2017

John Jonas has been making a 6-7 figure income online since 2004.

He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed by teaching them how to replace themselves through outsourcing. They succeed as they stop doing the grunt work in the business and become the CEO.

He created, the largest marketplace to find Filipino workers, and where he helps entrepreneurs implement everything they know they should be implementing, by outsourcing all the work.

While making a full-time living he rarely works full time. His team of 19 full-time Filipino virtual assistants do the work in his businesses, while he manages the process. They range from programmers, designers, and webmasters, to writers, researchers, a project manager, and just general VA’s.

John has made millions of dollars online directly from work that his Filipino workers have done for him and now teaches others exactly how to do the same thing.

If you’ve tried outsourcing before, but haven’t heard what John has to teach about it, give it another try. John’s teachings are SURE to change the way you look at running your business, outsourcing, and the success you have in doing it.

Jul 5, 2017

Virginia Salas Kastilio is the # 1 female snapchat influencer in the world and the hired gun behind organizations like the BBC, NASDAQ, and others.

Virginia is the founder of Ginicanbreathe consulting; a disruptive media firm that helps businesses build influence and online awareness.

A “third culture kid” who went to over a dozen different schools and managed over a billion dollars at Apple and Oracle without a degree, Virginia decided to start from scratch and build an online following. 

She’s Spoken on over 20 stages across 11 countries…

She also took four flights without a passport.

You can find her on social platforms as @ginicanbreathe

Jul 2, 2017

Brandon Steiner is a legend in the sports memorabilia space. He’s a bestselling author, international speaker and CEO.

He started Steiner Sports in 1987 with a one-room office, $4,000 and single Mac computer. Today, Steiner Sports is the most successful memorabilia company of its kind with over $35 million in annual sales.

His mindset has always been to be fearless – that mentality has helped him to secure partnerships with the most elite names in sports; Derek Jeter, Eli Manning, Mark Messier and Carmelo Anthony, among others.

His focus as a speaker is to grow your business by differentiating yourself from your competitors through building relationships, motivating your team, increasing productivity, and anticipating your customers’ needs.

Jun 29, 2017

Kayvon also know as “The One Call Closer”, is one of the most effective and sought after sales trainers in closing clients over the phone. An international sales trainer and keynote speaker with over 20 years of closing experience, Kayvon helps coaches, consultants and service providers close their high-ticket services over the phone within one call… even for those who hate selling.

Kayvon and his “One Call Closer System” has helped thousands of coaches close millions of dollars in sales over the phone with one strategy. Kayvon has spent decades developing the art of closing and has proven why traditional sales tactics don’t work.

Jun 27, 2017

Hope Brookins is a personal branding and publicity strategist. Hope’s success has enabled her to be the go-to strategist for ambitious entrepreneurs who have a personal message that they want turn into a brand. She knows that success, without a doubt, comes down to three things: perfected positioning, strategic storytelling, and a meticulously-crafted, media-ready message.

Thanks to her sharp business skills and natural flair for knowing what makes a brand – and a person – exceptional, Hope is quick to help each of her wildly talented (and different) clients position, package and polish their personal brands – and leverage their expertise to become Internet icons.

By the time she was 19, Hope had worked for Bill Clinton, 14 U.S. Congressmen and politicians at every level of state politics. Leveraging her experience in politics, Hope strategically turned to positioning entrepreneurs through branding before taking on the ultimate experience of positioning her own family.

Hope’s family's built their own house from the ground up went viral appearing in more than 1000 news sources in 65 countries in 2 weeks.

Jun 25, 2017

Matt Crane is the Director Of Sales for Rush Impact Media.  Host of the top rated iTunes podcast called the Power Of Great and co-host for the Define Your Brand Podcast Show.  Writer, Speaker, and husband to wife Tammy and father to boys Dalton and Riley

Power Of Great voted Top 26 podcast to listen to in 2017, interviewed business leaders such as Grant Cardone, Jeffrey Gitomer, Bob Burg, etc.  Published articles in Huffington Post, Influencive, and other highly rated media outlets.

Jun 22, 2017

Cathy Maguire is an accomplished singer, songwriter, model and TV presenter who was born in Ireland and after her college education Maguire moved to the United States and went to work in Nashville as a songwriter.

She released an album entitled Portrait on 17 April 2009, which was reviewed favorably by critics with Hot Press magazine awarding the album four stars out of five.

Cathy has been based in New York City since 2010. In 2013, she hosted a music TV presentation called Ireland in Song which aired on PBS, as well as being commissioned by a well-known film house in New York to co-write a screenplay about traditional Irish music.

In Nov 2013, Maguire was honored by the Louth Society of New York for outstanding ambassadorship of County Louth, Ireland. She was subsequently the guest of Honor at the 107th Louth Society of New York Dinner, and was the youngest recipient of the honor.

In 2014, Maguire was named by The Irish Echo newspaper in its Top 40 Under 40 Award.

On March 17th, 2017, she was invited by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to sing at the official St Patrick’s Day Mass in St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. A video of the performance soon went viral and was viewed over a million times on social media in one week.

Jun 20, 2017

Steve Sims is a handsome lad from the outskirts of London, and is like James Bond in a biker jacket. Steve is founder of Blue Fish, the go-to for the wants of the rich and famous.

Been quoted in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, London’s Sunday Times, and South China Morning Post, TV and has been a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard - twice!

Steve is the guy if you want to:

  • Visit the International Space Station
  • Take a submarine trip to the Titanic
  • Become James Bond for a weekend in Monte Carlo
  • Hang out and jam with celebrity recording artists, such as Guns & Roses ZZ Top
  • Take private cooking lessons with the world’s finest executive chefs
  • Trek on a luxury safari in the Amazon & Serengeti
  • Join a filmed marine conservation expedition to the Pacific Islands
  • Heading out on the legendary Sardine Run in Southern Africa
  • Sing live on stage with legendary rock band Journey
  • Be on the Red Carpet with Elton John
  • Get married in the Vatican
  • Enjoying a walk-on role on a hit TV show
  • …and the list goes on.
Jun 18, 2017

David Wongk started Pure Tropix, an all natural skin care company while working a full time job as an aircraft mechanic and pilot for an engineering company. In the first 6 months, he did 100k in sales solely off of Instagram. He was able to build his company to do 25k a month and finally took the leap into full time entrepreneurship!! Since then, he’s built the company to 40k a month in the last year.

His business has also been featured multiple times in top magazines and sites such as Vogue, Trend Hunter, and Barbershop Connect to name a few. His unique style of marketing on Instagram has gotten my products into the hands of some of the top models to assist in advertising it. It's been an amazing journey that's only just beginning. He’s also had his website crash while he was in the back of a Taxi cab.

Jun 16, 2017

Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a professional fighter, speaker, mentor and author. Following a successful high school wrestling career, Charlie took his talents to Lock Haven University where he achieved a top 12 finish at Division I Nationals and 1st Team All-Academic.

After teaching Spanish for three years and winning Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes, Charlie decided to leave his job to pursue a master’s degree and begin his professional fighting career—“The Spaniard” was born. In 2011, he was ranked as high as #7 in the world, and in 2015, he published his autobiography, Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage. 

Through speaking, mentoring and podcasting (A Fighter’s Mindset - The Spaniard Podcast), Charlie is instilling in others the tools to smash self-doubt and exceed personal expectations. Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a budding example of how drive, mixed with strategy and tactics, can overcome a lack of natural ability and lead to success in sports, business, and life.

Jun 14, 2017

Danelle Delgado was forced to rewrite her story. As a single mom, with 3 tiny kids, working three jobs, struggling to survive, she studied and connected her way up to become an award winning success in business and her story is compelling the world to take note.

Her company Life Intended, trains advancing entrepreneurs all over the world both in person and online. From sharing the stage with giants Darren Hardy, Les Brown, Grant Cardone and beyond and training across the US, Australia, Italy, the UK and beyond, this small town Colorado gal has turned her elite business strategy training into an international explosion of excellence and profit.

Jun 11, 2017

John Ruhlin is the founder of the Ruhlin Group. John's company is trusted by the leaders of fast growing companies to develop relationship building strategies and VIP gifting programs to increase referrals and strengthen retention with their most important clients, employees, and prospects.

Their clients include the Chicago Cubs, San Antonio Spurs, DR Horton, Morgan Stanley, St Louis Blues, and hundreds of other industry leaders and high end service firms.

He lives just outside of St Louis with his wife Lindsay and three daughters. His second best selling book, " GIFTOLOGY: The Art & Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Drive Referrals and Strengthen Retention,” has been featured in Forbes and Inc.

Jun 9, 2017

Siimon Sander is an entrepreneur from Estonia. He is the host of Entrepreneur Decoded podcast where he interviews today’s most successful entrepreneurs. He is also the founder and CEO of OscarHamilton, which offers podcast production & editing services.

Consulted some of the top names in the industry. Entrepreneur Decoded was #1 in several countries we launched Massive audience online

Jun 7, 2017


Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of Spodek Academy.

Joshua is:

An“Astrophysicist turned new media whiz”

He’s done over 90,000+ burpees…

Written over 2,500+ blog posts

Taken a cold show ever 4th day since December 2013

Swam across the Hudson River…

Toured North Korea twice

Five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA

Helped build an X-ray observational satellite with NASA

Studied under Nobel Laureate

Holds Six patents

Named "Best and Brightest" by Esquire in its Genius issue

Finished six marathons (3:51 best)

Competed at nationals and worlds in ultimate Frisbee, finishing at #5

Teacher and coach at Columbia University and NYU

Six-pack abs at 45 years old

Jun 5, 2017

Morgan Field is a best-selling author, intuitive life coach, growth junkie, more whore, wild rebel pioneer, adventure obsessed goddess, addicted to creating things that awaken and expand souls.

She is an expert on Self Love, Confidence, Living life on your own terms, and Squeezing every single morsel of yummy goodness out of life.

She is the Founder of the International Female Empowerment Brand – Epic Sexy You.  Starting an Epic Sexy Revolution setting the world on fire, igniting souls to their true majesty and divine wisdom.

Jun 2, 2017

Jaret Grossman’s world class advice is drawn from his early childhood woes and muscular transformation. As an 8th grader, Jaret was only 90 pounds, won only one wrestling match, and was constantly picked on and bullied. He quickly progressed to become one of New York’s best wrestlers and eventually became a 3x All-American at Bryant University.

While finishing up his JD degree, Jaret started up a health and fitness brand with his childhood friend. After building the Muscle Prodigy presence to over 300,000 unique visitors per month, over 1 million social media followers, and after topping the charts with several iTunes albums, Jaret was looked up to by many as a beacon of light. People from all walks of life including C-level executives, pro athletes, students, and sales managers have come to Jaret looking for a transformation in their life including career empowerment, financial stability, relationship success, emotional mastery, physical health, spiritual connection, mental training, and contribution.

May 30, 2017

Theora Moench was a language major at Lewis and Clark College and spent a year after college working abroad with a non-profit doing community development projects in health, education, agriculture, and infrastructure. Upon returning to the States she did a year of service with Americorps doing resource relief before moving into the private sector.

Theora spent two years helping build two small businesses from the ground up and dabbled in part-time commercial acting and independent film. She took a six month sabbatical and then launched her coaching practice which made $50k in the first two months and is on track to hit 6 figures in the first six months.

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