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Feb 22, 2016

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

Feb 19, 2016

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


Links From Today's Show:
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love


Feb 17, 2016

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


Links From Today's Show:


Feb 15, 2016

Greg Hickman, the Founder of 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


Links From Today's Show:

Feb 11, 2016

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


Link's From Today's Show:

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

Feb 10, 2016

About Aaron Reed:

  • Author of The SuperNatural Lifestyle 
  • 7 Time Bodybuilding Champion he is currently the Tallest Competitive Bodybuilder in the circuit at 6’7"
  • Former WWE professional Wrestler “Lift Sawyer”
  • Boxed for King Sports Boxing Camp Briefly
  • Recently received 2nd Place at the 2015 strength camp challenge. It was his first ever attempt at something like that
  • Wrote articles for Natural Muscle Magazine
  • He has traveled to speak on behalf of The SuperNatural Lifestyle to various events including the 7th Annual Emerge Broward Leadership summit 
  • He is a Leukemia Survivor Diagnosed at age 4 chemo until age 7, relapse at age 12. Thats when God healed him. No problem since...
  • Born in San Diego
  • He grew up in the small town of Minco Oklahoma.
  • Went to College at Mesa State University Grand Junction Colorado
  • Moved to Las Vegas to become a Pro wrester at age 25
  • Moved to Tampa with my Contract to wrestle with the WWE at age 28 


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


Links From Today's Show:

Feb 7, 2016

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!

Link's From Today's Show:

Feb 7, 2016

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

Feb 4, 2016

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)


Links From Today's Show:


Feb 2, 2016

Michael Alf is 2x#1 Best-Selling Author in the USA and Australia with "Your Firm Everywhere Now" and "The Virtual Summit Formula".

Michael is now helping clients to become a best-selling author in their field too.
Michael is also creator of "The Virtual Summit Formula" that helps businesses to creates hundreds and thousands of leads and even customers and boost their business.

After working for more than 10 years with a major consulting and IT firm in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, he decided to start his own business to leverage his experience and expertise. His focus is on specialised offerings like books and virtual summits to achieve extraordinary results with and for his clients.

In the Virtual Summit Formula, Michael finds a way around the costs of a live event and helps you to bring it to your prefect customer base. Not only curating content to enrich their lives and businesses, but also creating endless, quality leads in the process. The Virtual Summit is the wave of the future, and Michael takes you on the ride there.


Michael's Favorite Quote:
"Own your life!"


Michael's Favorite Book:
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)


Link's From Today's Show:
The Virtual Summit Formula: How your virtual summit can attract thousands of participants, grow your email list, and boost your business.

Feb 1, 2016

Samuel Anderson is determined to make a difference in the lives of half a million people by being an example. Originally from Lynchburg, Va, he set out on a different path. While studying Business at Longwood University, he decided it was best to withdraw and embark on a new journey. A lifetime of building another's business was not in the cards.

Starting his career at the Boys and Girls Club, he invested nearly a decade in the mental health field as a community based counselor. All the while knowing, there was something greater. The entrepreneur spirit took shape at the age of twenty years old when he joined a network marketing team. Within months, Samuel learned more about business from his mentors than he did from the years spent in a lecture hall. While working in the mental health field he was often told, "we would love to promote you but you do not have the education." Often contemplating returning to college, and following through at times, something told him that this was not his path.

Eventually deciding that network marketing was not the vehicle he wanted to use to further develop his business acumen, he left the team after nearly five years of dedication. "I learned how to have an unrelenting passion for my goals and purpose in life. No matter how many times I was told no, nothing would stop me."

An opportunity to work as a Project Manager was finally given to him by one company. "They took a chance on me. Even though I did not have the experience, there was no doubt that I would work hard and develop the necessary skill set." During this two year period, it seemed that all of a sudden, Anderson created three separate businesses. Richmond Bubble Soccer, Cycul, and Anderson Consulting. Sooner than he expected, these businesses started to take off, and he came to a cross road.

Leave a "good" job with a regular salary, or to bet on himself and become what he had always wanted to be, an Entrepreneur. So began the journey. Now Anderson spends his days focused on his dreams and building the dreams of others. With his focus remaining on God, his family and helping others, he has developed a skill set as a public speaker and a developing author. When speaking at public events, he speaks on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Goal Setting, Passion, Social Media Branding and Leadership.
Success Awaits

Sam's Favorite Quote:

Sam's Favorite Book:


Links From Today's Show:
You Can't Afford Me: Building A Business While Working Full Time

The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage


Jan 31, 2016

Whats up with Fat?

Through my further education in fitness and also consumption of Bulletproof Coffee, I have become more aware of how necessary fat is in our diet. The problem is that the media has led a crusade against fat, and its making us dumber. As usual, it comes down to the real motivation is money.



Why fat is good: 

  • It helps mental function
  • It helps you get skinny
  • It makes you more anabolic
  • Keeps you fuller longer


Links From Today's Show:
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers
MCT's and Alzheimer's 
Kerry Gold Brain Butter

Jan 29, 2016

Derek Loudermilk was a successful professional cyclist, but retired early to start a new career. After wrapping up a master’s degree in microbiology at Montana State in May 2014, he discovered the Four Hour Work Week and set off to create a cycling coaching business to act as his muse.

Derek set off on a year-long adventure to explore the world and run his business. So far, he has been to 27 countries and all 50 US states, and lived on four continents. He values traveling slowly and really getting to know and participate in a culture.

He currently lives in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia where he surfs, does yoga, meditates, hikes, runs, reads, writes, give talks, coaches, explores, SCUBA dives, and eat lots, in addition to hosting the Art of Adventure podcast!

As someone who has a broad range of interests and multiple career transitions, his goals is to teach others how to learn what they need to know to navigate each new ‘ecosystem’ of life.

For his master’s degree, he discovered a new species of virus in the boiling acid hot springs of Yellowstone National Park that may represent one of the most ancient forms of life.

As a former Pro cyclist and NCAA runner he founded Derek Loudermilk Coaching to help cycling and endurance athletes take their sport practice to the next level and navigate endurance sports culture.


Derek's Favorite Quote:
"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."
-Henry Ford


Derek's Favorite Book:
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success


Links From Today's Show:

Jan 27, 2016

Robert Tercek is one of the world’s most prolific creators of interactive content. In 2009, he was named one of the “25 Executives to Watch” by Digital Media Wire. Variety has named him one of the “Digital Dozen” most influential players in new media. The Industry Standard dubbed him a “TV Anarchist”.

Tercek has served in executive leadership roles at major media companies, most recently as President of Digital Media at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and previously as Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Sony Pictures Entertainment and earlier as Creative Director at MTV: Music Television. He also co-founded five startup ventures, including 7th Level, Inc which went public in 1993.

Mr Tercek has provided strategic insight and advice to many companies seeking to enter the networked entertainment market, including: Nokia, Motorola, AMD, MSN, Sony Computer Entertainment, Taito, Bandai Networks, Siegel and Gale, CMP Media Group, VNU Media Group, and The Anthony Robbins Companies.

He has supervised new media strategy and the creation of online programs for many of the world’s leading motivational speakers and authors, including Anthony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman, Dr Mehmet Oz, Elizabeth Lesser, Jean Chatsky, David Bach, Marcus Buckingham, Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Martha Beck.

He is the author of Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World. Robert believes that the world as we know is drastically changing, if companies do not keep up with its changes, then they will be left behind. Companies have to learn to realize that data is their most important asset, but they have no place for it on their balance sheet. Robert will teach you how to keep up with a digital world changing with the speed of light.


Robert's Favorite Quote:
"The reasonable man adapts to the world, the unreasonable man persists in adapting the world to himself." -George Bernard Shaw


Robert's Favorite Book:
Being Digital
The Third Wave


Link's From Today's Show:

Jan 25, 2016

The Flip Flop CEO is the brain child of Janine Finney and Lory Muirhed. The mother-daughter team has a very unique experience in building a successful network marketing experience. Lory got out of college and went into a career, but realized she wanted so much more. She discovered network marketing, and was excited to tell everyone about it, but when telling her mother Janine about it, the response was not quite what she hoped for. Janine was very negative on the idea, since she had been approached many, many times in the past.

These two women have a goal of changing the network marketing industry and getting rid of much of the industry speak. They want to share their transformational experience with others and help to spread the freedom which they enjoy so much!


Janine and Lory's Favorite Book:
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
The Master Key to Riches (Dover Empower Your Life)
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life


Janine and Lory's Favorite Quote:
"Listen to your heart above all other voices."


Links From Today's Show:
The 45 Second Presentation
The Flip Flop CEO - Book

Jan 21, 2016

It seems like Jay Samit has been a pivotal part of every important event in the last 20 years. In today’s ever-changing and often-volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible—or even desirable—to learn one set of job skills and work your way up the ladder. Rather, today’s entrepreneurs and business leaders must anticipate change to create opportunities for professional success and personal satisfaction. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit—a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike—describes the unique method he has used to invent new products and grow established businesses throughout his career.

Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve and profitable. In Disrupt You!, he shows how the strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level. By challenging assumptions, pinpointing one’s unique value, and identifying weaknesses in the structure of current industries, anyone can achieve success and prosperity.

Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses—including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams Dog Food, Silly Putty, and many more—Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking for a big break; anyone with a big idea but no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, paradigm-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike.


Jay's Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is the key that sets me free."
-Harry Houdini


Jay's Favorite Book:
The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong


Links From Today's Show:
Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

Get your FREE Disrupt You! Workbook (in the subject line of the form type "Work Book")


Jan 20, 2016

Justin Matthew spent many years in venture capital (million dollar producer 3 years).

The next move was 10 years later when he became the business manager for one of the largest YouTube channels in the world HouseHoldhacker at the time known for pranks etc. He played a major role into turning the channel into the highest respected science show on the web and negotiated multiple business deals with fortune 500 companies.

That then led to private clients in fact over 8,000 to date and even making 5 figures a month on He believe Social Media for companies is EVERYTHING for years to come and my growth backs that up.

Taking my experience from corporate sales and then managing the YouTube channel and all their social media Justin realized he was 1 of very few that had business skills and social media..he formed JM Consulting which developed into managing and building Social Networks for companies.

He found great success right off the bat which has led to the founding of another company Monopolize Social Media. Where he get 10 clients a week. Then, after crushing it, Justin packed up, moved to Utah and formed iBoom Media.

iBoom is a sponsor of the Create Your Own Life podcast, causing massive growth in social media, I had to give them on a spot on the show. Instagram went from near 1,000 to almost 4,000 and Twitter from 400 to almost 2,000; the results are incredible.


Justin's Favorite Quote:
"Surround yourself with like-minded people."

Justin's Favorite Book:
Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master


Link's From Today's Show:

Jan 18, 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.

He's worked with top brands like Este Lauder, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine. All too often, entrepreneurs find themselves promoting the space instead of really separating themselves. In this episode, David helps you to create that brand!



David's Favorite Quote:

"Rules enable you to follow, knowledge enables you to lead."


David's Favorite Book:
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative


Links From Today's Show:
David's FREE Ebook

Jan 15, 2016

John Lee Dumas was to know, are your goals SMART? Well, he has had quite an experience to know a thing or two about setting a goal. John is the founder and host of Entrepreneur on Fire , Quotes on Fire as well as the name in podcasting. But just three years ago, John was still trying to figure out what he wanted to do with his life.

John served his country in the military then went through a stint of careers, not quite finding one that fit him. It wasn't until the age of 32, that he decided to scratch his own itch and create a daily, entrepreneurship podcast. Flash forward 3 years, millions of downloads later, and John proves he knows a thing or two about setting a goal.

John created the Freedom Journal, which you can get at, to help entrepreneurs accomplish their goals in 100 days. John learned its all about setting SMART goals; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound. In this episode, John is your coach to help you reach your goals.


John's Favorite Quote:
"Try not to become a person of success but rather a person of value."
Albert Einstein


John's Favorite Book:
The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness


Links From Today's Show:

Jan 13, 2016

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and his most recent book, Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between. His latest book is Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results which was released March 2013.

Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.


Mark's Favorite Quote:
"Discipline is the ability to do what needs to be done even when you don't feel like doing it."

"The world will never lack for wonders but wonder."
-G.K. Chesterton

Mark's Favorite Book:
The Bible

Links from Today's Show:
You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference


Jan 11, 2016

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. It is now being released in a new, expanded edition, with a foreword by Huffington Post founder and publisher, Arianna Huffington.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.


Bob Burg's Favorite Quote:
"All things being equal, people will do business with people that they know like and trust."
-Dale Carnegie


Links From Today's Show:
The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
Tim Ferris / Ryan Holiday Interview

Jan 8, 2016

Jarrod Glandt left college in his 3rd year atSan Diego. He got a job selling print and online advertising and at 21 and quickly became the #2 rep in the country making $150k/yr.  His territory, and income got cut into a third and his situation quickly changed.

He left that job to go work for his father, but it wasn't quite what he was looking for. He came across a video of Grant Cardone, and decided he needed Grant, and only Grant to hire him.

After initially reaching out with no luck. he followed up everyday for about 2 months before he was invited to interview (on a Sunday). After the dust cleared, he was offered the job. It was an entry-level salesperson, receptionist, extra hand, do whatever it takes type of role. That’s when the hard work started.

He started at $2500 per month plus a small residual commission on deals he wrote. He was broke, in debt, making hardly any money, sleeping on an air mattress, and selling a brand new product nobody knew about. He learned the value of real, hard work.

That’s when it all changed. It’s funny what 6 days a week and 75-80 hours of work will do for business. Becoming a true student of the game is what really made the difference for Jarrod. He currently is the EVP for Grant Cardone and the Co-Host of Young Hustlers podcast, he's here to kick your sales into gear.


Jarrod's Favorite Quote:
"Don't be a little bitch."
-Grant Cardone


Jarrod's Favorite Books:
Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
The Closer's Survival Guide: Over 100 ways to ink the deal
If You're Not First, You're Last: Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition


Links from Today's Show:

Jan 6, 2016

Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist, in other words, a dating, online dating, image, and communication and social skills coach based in San Francisco, California, and has been featured on numerous national publications such as He’s also a #1 Amazon best-selling dating and relationships author with the most popular online dating book on the market, and writes frequently on dating, love, sex, and relationships.

He focuses on using his emotional intelligence and understanding of human interaction to break down emotional barriers, instill confidence, and equip people with the tools they need for success. No pickup artistry and no gimmicks, simply a thorough mastery of human psychology delivered with a dose of real talk, perfected and honed through three years of law school.

He’s not so different from anyone else… he has always just had the ability to see people perhaps a little better than they could themselves, along with an innate instinct to help. He also might have been a late bloomer, with his first anything coming at age 19, giving him a unique before/after perspective that is so valuable to his clients.

When he’s not helping clients conquer the world, he’s either fronting an 80′s cover band or training for his next 10k.


Patrick's Favorite Book:
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love


Patrick's Favorite Quote:
"Chop the wood in front of you."


Links From Today' Show:
Noah Kagan's Coffee Challenge

Jan 4, 2016

Justin Janowski has been a top performer in sales and sales management for the past decade. He honed his edge in direct sales of Cutco Cutlery, finishing in the top 1% of salespeople in the company's 60+ year history. He was running his own direct sales business by the age of 22. In 2011 he made a successful transition into a career in financial planning for a Fortune 500 company.

Justin's immense success and understanding of sales, sales management, financial fitness, and the art of influence have enabled him to greatly accelerate the income and career trajectory of many of of Epic Impact's clients.



Justin Janowski's Favorite Quote:
"How You do anything is how you do everything."
-T. Harv Eker


Justin's Favorite Books:
Man's Search for Meaning
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century


Links From Today's Show:


Jan 1, 2016

I love podcasting, its really my passion but it took my a long time to do it correctly. This is my second go round at a podcast, but I learned a lot about how to do it correctly and I also learned I was doing it with the wrong things in mind. My real purpose should always be the audience and not just throwing out as much content as I can. Quality content is king and I needed to change my operating procedure.

So, what did I do differently? Here it goes:

The Production

  • Fiverr for a Logo
  • Took the Podcast Blueprint Course 
  • Got Music on Pond5
  • Used Garage Band and actually did editing
  • Auphonic for audio leveling
  • Bought an ID3 File Tagger
  • Sent out 98 emails for guest to be on the show


The Launch

  • Sent about 100 Personal Emails 
  • About 300 texts (I forgot to mention this in the episode)
  • About 500 Facebook messages
  • About 3,000 Linkedin Messages
  • Sent out to about 200 Mailing List Members 
  • Bothered anyone with an iPhone


Things I Used:
Samson Meteor Mic

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