The Create Your Own Life Show

The best in the world compete with themselves, continually trying to be the beat their best. They shift their vision to creating success for others, and their success becomes massive. They locate the best and learn everything they can from them. They know there's not short cut, it will take more time and more effort -- it's a mission and purpose, not a career. On the Create Your Own Life Show, I interview the best in the world from NYT Bestsellers to Super Bowl Champions to Billionaires. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I interview the best, unpack in and help you to Create Your Own Life.
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Jul 8, 2016
The biggest issue for many of us is consistency and it happens to the best of us. Are you taking consistent action every day? Every hour every week? Seth Godin talks about the dip, and its what kills us; will you push through the dip or fall flat on your face? 
Jul 6, 2016

Amy Stefanik is a wife, mother, and along with her husband Matt has been on the entrepreneur roller coaster since 2002. Matt put in his time, and made it big in real estate, but in 2008, the bottom fell out of the economy, and Amy’s hard work kept the family afloat.

She created The Entrepreneur’s Wife™ to connect with like-minded, family oriented individuals who can relate to the fears and failures, thrills and triumphs that come with being an entrepreneur. She believes that the entrepreneurial journey can be lonely for spouses, and she has made it her mission to create community for other women that are pushing for greatness.

In This Episode:
  • What happens when the real estate bottom falls out?
  • Changing geography to change your luck.
  • How long does it take to be profitable?
  • The value in the entrepreneurial family.
  • Dealing with uncertainty.
  • The importance of community.

Amy’s Favorite Quote:
“She stood in the storm and when she saw the winds did not make her fall, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards


Jul 4, 2016

Mark Divine is from upstate New York with a degree in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Mark’s first career was with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) as a Certified Public Accountant. Clients included luminous financial firms such as Solomon Brothers and Paine Weber.

Four years after joining Coopers, Mark left behind the corporate world to pursue his vision to become an elite Navy SEAL officer. At 26 he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on Active Duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.

In 2006 he launched US Tactical, a government contracting business where he gained contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support and with the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. This latter program was credited with increasing the quality of Navy SEAL candidates and reducing the attrition rate at BUD/s by up to 5% and was the inspiration for SEALFIT.

Mark is an accomplished martial artist with black belts in Seido and Goju Ryu Karate, a military hand to hand combat certification in SCARS and senior ranking in Saito Nijutsu. He is teacher trained in Ashtanga Yoga, and created the innovative Unbeatable Warrior Yoga program taught to his students.

After working with thousands of special ops candidates and professionals developing mental toughness, Mark self-published his first book Unbeatable Mind in 2011 and launched the at-home study program He is also the author of The Way of the SEAL published by Readers Digest and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT published by St. Martins. 

Jul 1, 2016

All my wine drinking friends are going to love that I finally produced this episode. I spoke to a gentlemen at the gym today that talked about the terrible hangover that his drinking the previous night had caused, if only he knew the rest of what that alcohol was causing.

Beer causes more than just belly fat:
It causes a hormone that called cortisol that causes you to lose you hair, muscle and to develop a luscious gut.

What is resveritrol?
Its an amazing antioxidant and an extract from red wine that causes your body to recover that much better. However, you’d need 28 bottles of the average red wine to get enough to recover properly; about 250 mg. So, obviously this does not make wine a dietary supplement.



Jun 29, 2016

When Michael went from high school teacher to Broadway producer in under two years people started to ask him how he managed it.  Michael began his career as a high school English teacher before producing Off Broadway and then on Broadway. This combination of experience in the arts and entrepreneurship led to Michael starting an arts incubator program to teach more artists about building and growing their own businesses (PLAE). Eventually, he decided to develop a workshop on networking which grew into a full time consulting practice and that became Small Pond Enterprises.

Michael took a short break to work as the V.P. of Operations and as a Director of Business Development for an NYC Ed. Tech Startup which introduced him to the New York Startup community. Most recently, Michael founded The Connecting Connectors Conference (ConnectorCon).

In This Episode:
  • The rules of the Broadway industry.
  • What it takes to be a top Broadway producer.
  • What needs to change to become a good networker.
  • Curating v. creating a network
  • The four categories of people you will meet networking.
  • The “Double Opt In” Introduction
  • Why listening makes you a better networker.

Michael‘s Favorite Quote:
“You can have anything you want in your life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”

Michael’s Favorite Books:
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

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Jun 27, 2016

Alex Charfen has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs grow their business through his insights from consulting for billionaires, the Fortune 500 and some of the most successful people in the world.

Alex is the co-founder and CEO of CHARFEN, empowering entrepreneurs to grow and scale businesses and make their greatest contribution. An in-demand thought leader on business strategy and entrepreneurship, he regularly appears in major media outlets such as MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Investor’s Business Daily to provide his unique views and insights.

Alex has recognized a certain set of traits that many entrepreneurs have in common, and from that, wrote his book, The Entrepreneurial Personality Type.

In This Episode:
  • Starting a business too young?
  • Why systemization is is so important.
  • Do entrepreneurs think differently?
  • Does society fear united entrepreneurs?

Alex’s Favorite Quote:
“Every failure carries with it the seed of an equal or greater success.” — Napoleon Hill

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Jun 24, 2016

Focus is one of the biggest killers of entrepreneurs out there. We can’t march to the same drum of society, but all too often, we try to march to the beat of ten drums at once and hope one of them is the one that will be the big break.

Doing what you are doing while you are doing it is so important, actually being present and being on task is of massive value; most people are mentally off in space somewhere.

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Jun 22, 2016

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, Ten Minute Trainer®, One On One with Tony Horton®, and his latest program he calls “The on-switch to fitness” P90®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life. He has appeared on countless television programs as a fitness and lifestyle expert to promote healthy living through exercise and proper nutrition. Tony’s latest endeavor is a partnership with 7-Eleven to offer fresh and healthy sandwiches, wraps, salads, and cold pressed juices, providing nutritious options to people on the go.

For the past 25 years, he has used his unique brand of humor to change the lives of over 8 mil- lion people through his incredible fusion of motivation, physical exercise, nutrition, and discipline. From worldclass athletes, pro sports teams, celebrities and the U.S. Military, to corporate executives, couch potatoes, and busy moms and dads alike, Tony has what it takes to reach and teach them all.

Tony believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. Exercise, whole foods, and the right mindset is the formula that leads to a vibrant, productive and full life for anyone who focuses on being the best they can be.

In This Episode:
  • How change in location can be the jump start.
  • The value in consistency.
  • How many attempts it takes to create a successful product
  • The value in exercise variation.
  • How P90X got hooked up with Beachbody

Tony’s Favorite Quote:
“Do your best and forget the rest” — Tony Horton

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Jun 20, 2016

Anthony Vaughan is the founder for Cognizance Capital Consulting, a company that helps entrepreneurs position their companies for success.

Anthony, an under sized West Virginia football player, initially got his start in football training, teaching others the strategies that helped him to go from undersized to really competing. It was initially successful, but fell apart 18 months in; Anthony blames himself.

He did something different than a lot of people generally do, and grew from the experience, and creating Cognizance Capital based upon the strategies that he learned after no acting correctly in his initial foray into business.

In This Episode:
  • Creating a business from your experience.
  • How cold emailing can be a great start when you have no credibility.
  • Why relying on one referral source is dangerous.
  • Having an income source before going full-time entrepreneur.
  • Why its OK to suck at first.
  • Why you need to take care of your team.

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Jun 17, 2016

I think theres a lot of false ideas out there that people are adopting, as to the way that entrepreneurship works. Entrepreneur stories are missing the real story. Hustle can me hard work, not stupid work. I think people are starting to use the incorrect definition for hustle and I think we looked at not repeatedly running into the same wall but building a better and more effective way around the wall.

Entrepreneur stories perpetuate the ideas that it must be the hardest thing you’ve ever done: On a couch, homeless in a shopping cart, credit cards maxed or last dollar. Now, its not to say those stories aren’t out there and very authetic, because they are; some very successful entrepreneurs have becomes more battle tested that way. I’m suggesting that operating thinking thats the way it has to be will cause you to make incorrect decisions or ones with incomplete data.

In This Episode:
  1. Decide your goal.
  2. Figure out what it will take.
  3. Do some market research.
  4. Doesn’t have to be new, just more effective.
  5. Work smarter, not killing yourself.

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Jun 15, 2016

Meryl Johnston is a Chartered Accountant, which is the Australian version of a certified public accountant. She started her career in the audit division at BDO (Melbourne), followed by a number of years in commercial roles and a stint as a lecturer in accounting and audit.  She started her own consulting business, but found scaling it to be extremely difficult, and thus looked for a better option — thats when she discovered accounting software.

Meryl is a keen surfer and can often be found at her home break at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. Its actually the main reason that she left her Melbourne home, and that building her company, Bean Ninjas, actually allowed her to do what she loved.

In This Episode:
  • Creating a business to pursue your passion.
  • Taking the reins and starting your business.
  • When your business idea doesn’t scale…
  • The importance of having a co-founder.
  • Why recurring revenue is the best model
  • The difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper
  • The financial mistake that most new entrepreneurs make.
  • How much do you charge for your product?

Meryl’s Favorite Quote:
“Decide your no’s in advance.” — Tim Ferriss

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Jun 13, 2016

Alex Morton has lived a ton of life, and he’s only 26. He’s been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, ET, Grant Cardone and many other places. While still in college, Alex started in Real Estate, but quickly found his way into network marketing. Alex rose the ranks quickly, and before the the age of 25, he made his first million dollars.

Alex has began to place his attention on growing his personal brand and online presence and has began a tour in which he will train business people all over the United States to apply the same principles that helped him to create massive success.

In This Episode:
  • Using Youtube as a mentor.
  • Setting big, scary goals.
  • The Value in being a good speaker.
  • How setbacks are an opportunity for a comeback.
  • The value in press; good or bad.
  • Being patient when it comes to creating wealth.

Alex’s Favorite Quote:
“I don’t think in reverse.”

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Jun 10, 2016

In addition to being a Fast Company branding expert blogger, David Brier is a multi-award-winning brand specialist whose work h!s been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Package Design magazine, The Dieline, Adweek, INC, Fast Company and numerous other publications in print and online. Being in the top 5% of presenters on Slideshare with over 800,000 views worldwide, David has created brands for a wide range of rebrands, startups and refreshing old brands in the food, tech, health services, tourism, arts, architecture, gourmet industries amongst many others. Recognized for his brilliant use of words, design and imagery, David is one of the most sought-after branding specialists working today.

Today, we have the HONOR of giving David the mic, and learning the 9 questions he asks every business owner before deciding if their brand has what it takes to rise above the noise — You have two choices, to rise above the noise and differentiate or be lost in the shuffle, lucky to even survive. In this episode, David Brier gets you started on the part to real differentiation and success


The 9 Questions:

  1. How do we stand apart?
  2. If we miss a target, how quickly do we rebound?
  3. Are we using every tool possible?
  4. Does our brand reflect our unwillingness to do something ordinary?
  5. Are we doing enough?
  6. Do we know how much is too much?
  7. Have we settled for something less than we originally envisioned?
  8. Are we dealing with little patches instead of handling what we need to?
  9. Have we taken too shallow of an approach to find our true point of difference that anyone will care about?


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Jun 9, 2016

Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, and The 50th Law. His highly anticipated fifth book, Mastery, examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, Paul Graham and Henry Ford and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).

Greene attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

In This Episode:

  • Never lose faith in your passion.
  • Why are humans interested in power?
  • Why outshining the master can be dangerous.
  • What goes into true mastery.
  • The benefit of accelerated learning.
  • The application of military strategy to business.
  • The need to be an adaptive leader.

Robert’s Favorite Quote:
“Never complain, never explain.” — Benjamin Disraeli

Robert’s Favorite Books:
The Prince

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Jun 7, 2016

Tucker Max received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He even attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, where he neglected to buy any of his textbooks for his final two years and spent part of one semester–while still enrolled in classes–living in Cancun.

His first book, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, is a #1 New York Times Best Seller, spent five years on the list, and has over 2 million copies in print. His second book, Assholes Finish First, and his third book, Hilarity Ensues, are also NY Times Best Sellers. He co-wrote and produced the movie based on his life/book, also titled “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.” He has also been credited with being the originator and leader of a new literary genre, “fratire,” is only the third writer (after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis) to ever have three books on the NY Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time, and was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Tucker and business partner, Zach Obront, took his knowledge of publishing and created Book in A Box. The company has the formula for book creation, and is the result of a challenge to Tucker to help a woman produce her book — $4 million in sales later, Book in a Box is growing rapidly and created over 200 books.


In This Episode:

  • What to do when getting fired from multiple jobs.
  • Turning your life experiences into a blog, and into a book.
  • Directing writing to the audience, not yourself.
  • Focus on invalidating business ideas to validate them.
  • How to figure out if your business idea can scale.
  • Figuring out the purpose of your book.
  • The questions to ask yourself when writing a book.
  • What having a book does for you.
  • The biggest lesson in entrepreneurship.


Tucker’s Favorite Quote:
“If I make the decision about me, I lose. If I make it about us, I win.”


Tucker’s Favorite Books:
Malcom X's Autobiography

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Jun 7, 2016

Preston Smiles has lived a lot of life in his 35 years, and it has made him into person wanting not just to share his journey but share the love. Preston grew up in Compton, and was influenced by gangs at a young age, and was made to believe he was stupid.
He father wanted better for him and sent him to live with a friend in Pennsylvania, where he became like the real-life Fresh Prince of Belair, this started a series of realizations for him, and set him off on path to find what was missing from the word. Preston found that real love was the thing missing from the world, and his on a mission to teach others to “Love Louder.”

In This Episode:
Dealing with being singled out.
Having a second chance at life.
Realizing that social groups can be the same.
Finding your passion accidentally.
What makes a speaker.
Funding your passion until it funds itself.
Becoming a motivational speaker.

Preston’s Favorite Quote:
“Love will find a way, everything else will find an excuse.”

Preston’s Book and Favorite Book:

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Jun 5, 2016

Kiri Masters is the founder of Bobsled Marketing, and a self-identified Amazon Junkie!

She started her first bootstrapped product business, I Like That Lamp, in 2013. Launching the products on Amazon had such a transformative effect on the business that she left her job as a commercial banker in New York in early 2015.

Kiri founded Bobsled Marketing after recognizing that many product businesses would benefit greatly from being Amazon, but have neither the time or experience to properly launch their products there. She developed a comprehensive process to launch and optimize product listings on Amazon to drive maximum revenue through the channel. This same process has now been replicated by the Bobsled Marketing team for over 150 products across most product categories on Amazon. Originally from Australia, Kiri lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband.

In This Episode:

  • The benefits of Amazon over Ebay
  • Why business should move to sell on Amazon
  • What is Amazon FBA and how can it benefit established companies?
  • What companies need to understand about the Amazon platform.
  • Optimizing your product and listing for higher views.
  • Breaking down Amazon’s search algorithm.
  •  Why giveaway’s aren’t worth it.
  • What every new brand needs to know.


Kiri’s Favorite Quote:

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill


Kiri’s Favorite Books:
The Four Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss

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Jun 3, 2016

Why People Can’t Say No:
People seem to lack the ability to tell others no. It comes off as rude, and they make the other wrong for continually reaching out to them.

When people are having personal or business issues, as of recently, they seem to lack the ability to communicate. I tell my team always if you communicate to me I can help you, but if you don’t its not helping anyone.

In this episode, why explore why that happens and also look at ways that as a salesperson, you can be responsible for both sides of the conversation.

Jun 2, 2016

Justin Matthew has very quickly made himself the name in social media. For many of us, social media can be a very confusing thing to consider. However, in this episode, just takes you through exactly what you need to do when you get started, what resources to find, what tools to get and even what the best platform for ROI is in his opinion; this episode is sure to be educational for the digital brander or the hesitant digital brander.

You may not be active on every single platform, but you need to be there — the space is not going away, so here’s you chance to not only learn some of the rules but also how to excel in the social space.

In This Episode:

  • Figure out your marketing and who is important
  • Look at your Twitter Analytics
  • Use “Bulk Engage” on Manage Flitter
  • How to EFFECTIVELY use Twitter Direct Messages
  • The value of Google +1’s in SEO
  • The value in extensive research
  • Developing your social voice and sticking to it
  • The Importance of headlines and images
  • Why Facebook is the best network to concentrate on
  • Getting started with Facebook Ads the RIGHT Way
  • Tools to Check Out
    • Twitter Analytics
    • Mange Flitter
    • Crowd Fire
    • Jon Loomer’s FB Ad Blog


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Jun 1, 2016

Jason Bay is the founder of Gen Y success, it started as a podcast, but now its become so much more. Jason originally started school and intended to be a CSI, but then he learned that it wasn’t quite like the 47 minute TV show, and he wouldn’t be on many crime scenes.

Once things changed for Jason, he wasn’t quite sure what he would do, then he happened onto an internship at school. He then was catapulted into rapid business training and quickly became an expert in his field.

He sought to fill the vacuum left by a lack of Gen Y entrepreneurial experience, and thats why he started Gen Y Success.

In This Episode:

  • Hiring your first employee.
  • The value in an internship.
  • Learning to deal with rejection.
  • What you have to do to really be successful.
  • Using freelancing to build your business.
  • How to break your goals down.
May 30, 2016

Ryan Stewman, first and foremost is a salesman. Ryan has not had a salaried job his entire life. By mastering the art of being a super effective communicator, Ryan has closed more transactions than he has time to add up. Besides, no one likes looking at super inflated numbers that are just a guess. With his no BS approach to making things happen, Ryan has been able to help high income, and high net worth performers make adjustments in their businesses that have led to windfalls of profits for them. Ryan’s background is in the mortgage industry.

He was a loan officer in Dallas, Texas for almost 10 years. During his time as a LO Ryan closed 1000s of loans for people across the country. Ryan has been the top producing salesman at every sales job he’s had. Doesnt’ matter if you are selling cars, homes, financial services, or consulting, Ryan can help you generate more leads with higher quality, increase your closing ratios and show you how to charge premium fees for the items you sell. Ryan was born and raised in Dallas, Tx and is probably the proudest Texan you will ever meet. He’s also a father to the future greatest salesman in the world aka Mr Jax. Lastly, Ryan would like me to tell you to hire him. You can check his LONG track record of helping top producers hit a level in business they never before imagined. You won’t find any negative reviews from any of his paying clients, past and present, anywhere. He ALWAYS delivers what he says, and his track record proves it.


In This Episode:

  • Inspiration starts with Zig Ziglar.
  • Getting started in sales young.
  • Rebuilding your career after a prison sentence.
  • How did the Dodd-Frank Act affect securities?
  • Why blue-haired ladies are Hardcore Closers
  • How permission-based selling can work for you.
  • Why 99% of salespeople fail at followup.
  • What to hire first when you scale your business.


Ryan’s Favorite Quote:
“Elevate them to the top”


Ryan’s Favorite Books:
Ultimate Sales Machine - Chet Holmes

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May 30, 2016

We have all been there, we were all young. I cannot help but to wonder have times really changed that much? In speaking with friends I think back, and yes, I was not that engaged as an individual. However, did I ever reach this level I am not really sure. It seems its not just a lack of engagement, but a total lack of effort. The youth today seems to totally lack any motivation. I say this not just about students, but at 27, I am also speaking about those of my own generation. I seem to know so many my age that not only do not work, but really seem to have no motivation for life. What has happened to us? I say this not as the old codger, but rather I say it just as an observer. This is not to say that all millennials are bad, because in fact they have been a huge source of innovation. However, the generation below myself is quite concerning to me.

It seems that many things can be pointed to as part of the issue, not only the welfare state, but also technology as well. As a people we have little patience; social media has rewired our brains in such a way that we cannot wait for anything. People just do not even complete simple tasks, as simple as not even cleaning up garbage. Its always pushed aside and blamed on someone else, but what can be seen in garbage can be seen in many things. We have a total lack of accountability, everyone seems to be looking for the next person that they can shift the blame upon. There in lies the problem: the situation cannot be solved if there is no one to take the blame for it. Just like the first step of AA, someone needs to admit that a problem exists. If there is no admitted problem, then there is no one to readily accept a solution; if something is not wrong then a solution is not needed.

I saw a political cartoon just the other day that made this real for me. In the cartoon, there are two images of parents reactions now and parents before the 1960’s. In the earlier picture, the parents are questioning the student about his grades and why they are so poor. In the second, the parents are angrily questioning the teacher why the student’s grades are poor. Its simple, but its a good explanation of just where the problem starts. I have never been a parent, though I hope to one day be, so I cannot profess to be an expert. I am left with an essential question: “Do we love our kids too much?”

We all love our kids, and want them to succeed, but do we do too much for them? We have to hold them responsible and teach the accountability; that is where it starts. Think of it like a ripple, it starts in the home, and it starts with the baby boomers, the generation after World War II. Their parents spoiled them with the new idea of American wealth. They loved them so very much and wanted to give them the world that they never had; that’s a wonderful thing. The problem is, that they never learned self-sufficiency, and from that started a cycle. Each successive generation spoiled their youth, and less and less was expected. I’ll admit it, my parents spoiled me, but they did teach me the responsibility to be an adult. That is the problem, we are not showing our kids we love them by not teaching them that life is not fair.

However, that being said, I think Gen Y actually has an amazing mind for entrepreneurialism. They have differing views than the rest of a society that has not kept up with the shifting tides, one that in a few years, will totally be in their court. They have different core values, which are tied to freedom and not long, hard hours. Rather, they want a business that can scale quickly and produce income that is not tied to their hours; they understand their hours are limited. These are the growing pains of society, tied to a generation that has learned from observing their parents.

May 27, 2016

The Millennial generation I feel like gets a raw deal, there’s a lot of hustle there, but its a different type than a lot of people are used to, and because of that, they’re not sure how to react to it. I wanted to get to the hear of the matter, and bring in some that I saw with a lot of hustle, so today, we have 5 minutes from 18-year-old Jared Dykas. He has helped to put together a really active group in RECN and managed to not only meet Gary Vaynerchuk, but also run an even with him. I’ll let Jared tell you in his own words the different type of hustle that he sees from his generation; this is shot, but strap yourself in.


Links From Today’s Show:
RECN Facebook Group

May 25, 2016

Laura Coe is an entrepreneur, author, and mom. At 24, she co-founded a healthcare tech business and later sold it to a Fortune 500 where she stayed on as an executive. After 11 years of success in business, she found herself very successful, and very unfulfilled. So, she tried yoga, alternative medicine, and anything she thought would help me feel fulfilled. But nothing worked.

Obsessed with the idea of fulfillment, she dove into its philosophical roots and discovered that she was "emotionally obese"-- she had layers upon layers of assumptions, fears, and negative thoughts that had piled on over the years like "emotional fat" and in order to lose them, she had to learn to shed the "emotional weight."

In This Episode:

  • Organizing Information can be profitable.
  • Figuring out purpose in work.
  • Understanding who you surround yourself with.
  • How to understand what people are really saying.
  • The value in mentorship.
  • Learning when and how to delegate.
  • Understanding the difficulty in being an entrepreneur.


Laura's Favorite Quote:
"The still point in the turning world." — T.S. Elliott

Laura's Favorite Book:
T.S. Elliott Anthology

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May 24, 2016

Nate Smith recently built an info product business in the music niche - at - to high 4-figures monthly passive income. Now he's helping other entrepreneurs do the same. He's applied the Pareto Principle to marketing in a way that other didn't think was possible.

Last year, at a conference called DCBKK, He listened to a speaker named Jake Puhl talk about mindset. If you're making less than 250k/year, he said, your problem is probably mindset. He started asking himself framing questions to reveal where he was on his own way. In the end, it all boiled down to assuming things were impossible just because he hadn't seen them succeed yet. He then went on journey, which initially, was not a profitable one, but succeeded in creating freedom for himself; here's his story.

In This Episode:

  • Transitioning from employee to full-time entrepreneur.
  • The highs and lows of being an entrepreneur.
  • What happens when cognitive dissidence occurs with you day job?
  • Creating the entrepreneur mindset.
  • Re-evaluating after your first product fails.
  • Surveying your audience to find what they'll buy and how much they'll pay.
  • Where to start out when writing copy.
  • Learning what your customers want?
  • Getting your list to be more engaged.
  • Going where your audience is.


Nate's Favorite Quote:
"If you're making less than 250k/year, he said, your problem is probably mindset." — Jake Puhl

Nate's Favorite Book:
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Links From Today's Show:
The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters

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