The Business and Leadership Podcast

Jared Graybeal

Practical teachings and interviews on leadership, wellness, entrepreneurship, and more presented by the CEO of Superfit Foods and E3 Business Solutions.

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On today’s episode, I have Lisa Bodell Lisa is a globally recognized innovation leader and the CEO of FutureThink – which works with companies like Google, AIRBNB, AT&T and many others to help kill complexity, create space for innovation, and get to the work that matters Her and I discuss time management hacks, the future of work, being a female startup founder and a ton of other great topics. Check this one out! 1. Her books and author profile: 2. FutureThink & free resources:

Aug 13

38 min 2 sec

On today’s episode, I have John Rossman John was an executive at where he played a key role in launching the Marketplace business and third-party selling platform and led the enterprise service business. John also just re-released a new edition of his book, The Amazon Way Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles - which we talk a good bit about This was SUCH an interesting interview; check it out, leave a review and share it with a friend! 1. Here is John's newsletter: 2. John's book: 3. The Self Help Book: 4. The Self Help Journal:

Aug 5

53 min 48 sec

With all the recent ransomware hacks (Colonial Pipeline, JBS the world's largest meat supplier, etc) I was intrigued when this opportunity to interview Mahmoud presented itself.. On today’s episode, I have Mahmoud Abdelkader, the CEO of Very Good Security, which is like a credit card network for exchanging data Mahmoud co-founded and served as the CTO of a a YCominbator company, Balanced Payments, which was sold to Stipe in 2015. He is also an active angel investor, serves as an advisor to numerous FinTech startups Mahmoud really had to break down what he does for me in simplest terms, and the best way I can explain it is: just like most of us don't carry around cash money, he wants companies to stop carrying their data. No data = no ransomware hacks and loss of billions of dollars (and increase in gas prices, food, etc) In addition to talking about cybersecurity, we talked about Mahmoud's history transitioning from NYC to NorCal and being a part of 2 startup acquisitions prior to starting VGS This is a great interview and I learned a ton! Check it out, leave a review, and share with a friend Links: Very Good Security: The Self Help Book - The Sunday 6 Newsletter - The Self Help Journal -

Jul 25

43 min 7 sec

On today’s episode, I have Greg Connolly, CEO of Trifecta Trifecta is the nation’s largest organic meal delivery service with over $100M in annual revenue and a dead-simple mission, “to get America back into shape.” With Greg’s leadership, Trifecta Is one of the fastest-growing U.S. startups, he’s established partnerships with premier global sports leagues and organizations including the UFC, PGA TOUR, Team USA Weightlifting, The CrossFit Games, and Mr. Olympia, and to date, Trifecta has served over 200,000 Americans It's safe to say Greg is juggling A TON. From having a 4-month-old boy (Kru, such a cool name), to preparing Trifecta to go public. The company went from doing 41M in 2019 to projecting over 100M in 2021, almost tripling their staff and production Greg and I talk about his story, servant leadership, books, growth mindset, failures from past businesses, successes, morning routines, CrossFit (of course) and so much more Check out the episode and make sure to leave a review and share with a friend!

Jul 14

52 min 52 sec

On today’s episode, I have Travis Chambers Travis is a fellow Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient and the founder of ChamberMedia, a growth and video agency. Travis led distribution and content strategy for "YouTube's #1 Ad of the Decade," Kobe vs. Messi with over 140 million views and worked with brands like Kraft, VitaminWater, Amazon and others. Travis has been a keynote speaker at Google Growth Summit, VidCon, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, AdWeek, HuffPo, among others Travis and I cover a wide-ranging plethora of topics like: - how to do successful ads now that Apple is ending a lot of Facebook targeting - running 50+ miles in the desert with no supplies for 5 days - going from 5 to over 100 employees and 8 figure revenue in a few years - whether or not you should have a business partner Check out the show to learn more! Links below Travis' free Facebook Group: Chamber Media site: The Sunday 6 Newsletter: The Self Help Book: The Self Help Journal:

Jul 6

50 min 19 sec

On today’s episode, I have Dr. Daniel Hochman Dr. Hochman is a psychiatrist who has a general practice based out of Austin, TX where he sees all kinds of cases, but he has a special interest in treating addiction in high performers. As a leader in the addiction field, he has been invited to train and speak for a range of organizations, including Whole Foods and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, the largest organization for addiction-focused healthcare professionals Some studies show that "high performers" are more statistically prone to suffer from addiction, but it's harder to notice.. this is one of the many topics we cover in this episode. Check it out, share with a friend, and leave a review! Links: 1. 2. The Self Help Book: 3. The Self Help Journal: 4. The Sunday 6 Newsletter:

May 30

40 min 43 sec

On today’s episode, I have Colin Hunter Colin is the CEO of Potential Squared (PI2), an international firm that specializes in creating "playgrounds" to disrupt the way people are led Colin is also set to release his first book, "Be More Wrong: How Failure Makes You An Outstanding Leader" which uncovers the systems, habits, and practices you need to develop critical leadership skills Colin and I discuss: - 20 years of being in leadership development - How his team uses actors and VR to fast track leader development - a different perspective on how to leverage failure - imposter syndrome & much more! Check out this new episode, and make sure to leave a review! KEY LINKS: - - The Self Help Book: - The Self Help Journal: - The Sunday 6 Newsletter:

May 21

35 min 48 sec

On today’s episode, I have Bryan Adams. Bryan is the CEO and founder of wildly popular Ph.Creative, which is a global employer brand & recruitment marketing agency specializing in talent acquisition and candidate experience. The company’s clients include Apple, American Airlines, Cisco, Microsoft, Virgin Media, and many others. Bryan is also an author who has written two best-selling books, his most recent one is GIVE & GET, Employee Branding. On the podcast, we talk about: - how any organization (however big or small) can attract the right talent and keep it - what is employer branding? V important if you own or run a business, or even manage a team - what working with behemoths like Apple, Virgin and American Airlines is like - lessons learned from 17 years in the industry - how negative experiences can propel us into our greatest opportunities If you enjoy the show, make sure to share it and leave a review! Links: Ph. Creative - The Self Help Book - The Sunday 6 Newsletter - The Self Help Journal -

May 11

39 min 19 sec

In today's episode, I talk about the EXCITING world of healthcare and employee wellness with Rod Reasen Rod is the Co-Founder and CEO of Springbuk, a Health Intelligence platform with a vision to prevent disease with data. Prior to launching Springbuk, Rod founded and scaled a benefits and wellness consulting firm into one of the largest in the Midwest The origin story for the name of Springbuk is awesome, but what's more awesome is their mission and how they plan to accomplish it At first glance, this topic might seem irrelevant or boring to some of you. I thought the same. But it's something that impacts every single one of us, whether we are employees or business leaders Check it out and lean in so you can be enlightened by Rod's knowledge like I was! I will be listening to this one a few times

Apr 23

30 min 52 sec

On today’s episode, I have Chris Kneeland, the founder and CEO of Cult Collective Cult is one of North America’s premier engagement marketing firms and they help companies embrace proven marketing principles that Chris discovered while working with the most iconic cult-like brands on the planet. He co-founded Cult in 2010 and has consulted with Harley-Davidson, Zappos, Best Buy, Keurig, and many more. Prior to founding Cult, Chris has held marketing roles at John Deere and Home Depot Chris and I cover his story, how to fix your marketing from the inside out, both figuratively and literally. We talk about companies that saturate the market with their ad spends but don't create memorable products or services and ultimately fail in the long run (and how not to become like them) Lastly, and most importantly, we cover how powerful combining emotion with rationality is when building a business, and the 8 principles of creating a cult following I highly recommend this episode - you will love it!

Apr 10

49 min 17 sec

What do Google and Nike both have in common? Besides being multi-billion-dollar companies, they've both worked with Mark Morey on applying nature-based leadership principles to their high-performing teams Mark and I talk about the kind of ideal leader the workplace is going to need in order to face the challenges of the 21st century, and his "6 Core Routines of Leadership Connection", transform issues of loneliness and burnout into thriving workplaces of innovation Check out this new episode, and make sure to rate and share it!

Mar 29

37 min 24 sec

In 2011, Nic Marks did a TED Talk on "The Happy Planet Index" and it has almost 2.5 Million views. This incredible talk, and his work, have and continue to dramatically change the way we look at happiness at work and in life Since then, Nic has started Friday Pulse, a company designed to score happiness using research and insights from behavioral psychology and systems thinking - then they help consult companies and now individuals on how to be happier at work Nic and I talk about hot topics ranging from 5 ways to be happier at work, the Covid crisis, working from home, and how to be a leader that promotes increasing measurable levels of happiness in your life and in your workplace I highly recommend taking the time to check this episode out! If you enjoy it, make sure to: - review the show - share it with a friend - click one of the links below to learn more! Nic's TED Talk: Friday Pulse: Happiness Test:

Mar 18

42 min 19 sec

In the digital era we live in, where everything we want is at the tip of our fingers, many leaders still have a major struggle when it comes to reaching their goals: time management In this short episode, I review 5 practical, applicable ways that ANYONE can begin to better manage their time, ultimately make more money, and live a happier, healthier life Please make sure to leave a review, and share this episode with someone who it might help! Show notes:

Feb 28

19 min 10 sec

On today's episode, I've got the President and Founder of The Beacon Group, which provides both Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 corporations with growth strategies and tactics Cliff is the author of his new book, Four Key Questions and The Proven Process for Scaling Your Business, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business, where he received his MBA. Cliff is a cool dude! He and I talked about everything he's learned with 20 years on consulting large firms, practical growth strategies for small to medium-sized business, the value of college, how sailing relates to business, and much more Check out the episode, and make sure to leave a review!  

Feb 18

43 min 37 sec

On this episode, I have the founder of Tonic, the UK’s fastest-growing immunity brand, Sunna van Kampen Tonic is essentially a high dose immunity drink combined with natural plant extracts to help our immune system fight back Whilst Sunna was working in the corporate finance industry, he would catch a cold three or four times a winter. All the cold and flu solutions on the market were designed only for symptomatic relief – not a single product helped your body to recover. Developing and honing in on his entrepreneurial spirit, Sunna decided to create a product that would be both natural and backed by studies, to support the immune system in times of need Today, the product is being sold at over 1600 stores and doing more than seven figures in annual revenue (in about 1 year!) On the podcast, Sunna and I talk about the challenges and advantages of starting an immunity brand, how his experience in corporate settings gave him the competence needed to scale his idea, and the value of patient urgency Check it out! And make sure to leave a review, and share the episode with a friend ( :

Feb 5

53 min 56 sec

On this episode, I have Mike Begg, cofounder and CMO of AMZN Advisors, a 7-figure digital marketing agency focused primarily on the Amazon platform Mike is an eCommerce entrepreneur and made the jump to start his own business and get into eCommerce while he was working in real estate for Sears and could see the writing on the wall that the company was going down. At the same time, Amazon was in its ascendency and he saw a huge opportunity to build a business around it Mike and I talk about his journey from Sears, to selling ebooks, to starting his own agency that helps others have success on the Amazon platform. Whether you are interested in transitioning full time to e-commerce, or creating a new side hustle, you will enjoy this episode! Please make sure to leave a review, and share this episode with a friend!

Jan 23

48 min 32 sec

On today's episode, I bring on Daniel Tal More, the Cofounder and CEO of Lumen Lumen is a fascinating, pocket-size device that measures metabolism in a single breath and provides personalized food, lifestyle, and health recommendations. Founded in 2014, the company got its start after raising over $1m on Indiegogo and then later another $7m from investors On this episode, we cover everything from the inception of Lumen, scaling a wellness brand, and how technology is redefining the fitness category of business and leadership

Jan 10

53 min 3 sec

On today's episode, I had a super fun conversation with Jeff Harry Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. Jeff was selected by Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around addressing toxicity in the workplace. His playwork has been featured in the New York Times, CNN and many other publications This was a much needed conversation for me, because if you know me at all, you know I tend to separate "work" from "play" almost to a fault. I'm excited to implement some of the things I learned from Jeff to a) be a better leader and b) build a better, more profitable and healthier business! @jeffharryplays

Dec 2020

53 min 15 sec

Alex is the senior consulting advisor at ITR Economics, which is an economic research and consulting firm, He is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation, and advanced technology trends. He has consulted and advised companies throughout the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China and Japan for the last fifteen years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and in the Wall Street Journal. On the episode, we’re going to talk about business strategy, economics as a tool to manage our future investments, or the application of forecasting to increase profitability. Also, we definitely cover how different 2020 has been, and how to respond If you enjoy the episode, please leave a review and share it with a friend!

Dec 2020

46 min 57 sec

Houston is a professional speaker, author, curriculum designer, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools, events, conferences, and companies around the world and is passionate about helping people create lives filled with compassion and love. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong to help infuse character, empathy, and connection into education I had a GREAT and TIMELY conversation with Houston about how kindness can grow your leadership, benefit your business, and just make the world a better place. We also talked about some practical ways to become more kind that are straight outta his new book, Deep Kindness As always, if you enjoy the show, make sure to leave a review and share it with a friend! @houstonkraft  

Nov 2020

38 min 33 sec

This is the longer, audio version of a post I made on Instagram not too long ago.. The week of October 19th, 2020, was a rough one, to say the least This episode outlines the 5 things that keep me going through hard times. Enjoy! For the blog version, click here: If you enjoyed the episode, please feel free to share it with a friend and leave a review!

Nov 2020

14 min 29 sec

On this week's interview, I have Nick Jankel on to discuss "Biotransformational Leadership" and how much psychiatry is involved in being a leader of change. Nick has lectured at Yale & Oxford, he’s done a TedX talk, advised the UK’s Prime Minister and has worked with companies like Nike, Microsoft and Kellogg I really enjoyed this thought-provoking conversation, and I'm sure you will too! Plus, his accent is really cool I genuinely had a great time talking with Nick about his leadership theories, and I think you will too! Check the episode out, and make sure to leave a review. Also, share it with a friend!

Oct 2020

43 min 14 sec

This week I got to sit down with social innovator, speaker, activist, and humanitarian, Firdaus Kharas, and talk about his new book and how creativity generally makes us better leaders, businesspeople and gives us a higher quality of life Check it out! Leave a review if you enjoyed the show! website:

Oct 2020

49 min 59 sec

"Entrepreneurship is the single greatest vehicle for self-improvement" One of the many incredible lines from my conversation with Gym Lord himself, Alex Hormozi. This dude has so much to offer the world of Business that 1 hour with me didn't do him much justice We talk about always living with a balanced level of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, what makes an ideal leader and entrepreneur, channeling desire, and how he plans to take Gym Launch and Prestige Labs to the next level  Check this episode out and makes sure to share it, leave a review, and all the things! Instagram: @hormozi Podcast:

Oct 2020

58 min 30 sec

On this episode, we have Paige Velasquez Budde, CEO of Zilker Media (, an Austin-based agency building people-driven brands Paige and I talk hot-topics like how Covid has impacted the work landscape, how she worked her way to the C suite, overcoming self doubt and establishing yourself as a thought-leader Here are her 5 tips: 1. Own your first impression 2. Conduct an online brand audit of yourself 3. Craft your personal mission statement 4. Involve others in your thought leadership 5. Have a micromedia mindset Check Paige out on any of the links below: @zilkermedia @paigevelasquez

Sep 2020

45 min 47 sec

Journaling is a lot like exercise – there’s countless benefits and tons of different ways to do it. In this episode, I’ll define journaling, outline 13 proven benefits, and explain how easy it is to get started You won't be disappointed by invested 12 minutes into this show, and giving journaling a try! Show notes: DM me at @jaredaxlgraybeal As always, share the podcast and leave a review!

Sep 2020

11 min 58 sec

Without "serendipity", we wouldn't have things like YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, SpaceX, Yelp, Starbucks, Red Bull or PayPal Long story short - it's a really big deal! The bad news? The new remote workforce might handicap our ability to experience serendipity Check out this episode to learn what serendipity is, hear some radical examples, and learn how you can experience more serendipity in your life And as always, please leave a review and share with a friend! 

Aug 2020

14 min 42 sec

We all know meetings are necessary, but most people still don't like having them. That's because we've been doing meetings wrong for a long time   Check out this episode for 3 reasons why we have meetings, the 3 different types, and 6 tips on hosting the perfect meeting!   As a bonus, I review the 5 things we cover in our weekly "Heads Up Meeting" at Superfit Foods on Monday mornings

Jul 2020

17 min 4 sec

Linkedin Learning, which is an online educational platform, recently identified creativity as the #1 soft skill needed in 2020. Check out this episode to learn the 6 reasons creativity is important, and the 5 ways to be more creative! For show notes, visit

Jul 2020

17 min 20 sec

Ike is not only one of my best friends, but he's the Director of Leader Development at Booster Enterprise and the owner of We Inspire, a Leadership Coaching organization. Over the past few years, Ike has helped me walked through some of my toughest challenges as a leader. We talk almost every day. But lately, our conversations have been a lot different. I've leaned on him more than ever to let me into his world as a black leader, so I can gain empathy and understanding around the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequality that we (white people) have somehow swept under the rug as leaders for so long. He blessed us with his time today so hopefully, you can learn what I've been learning and gain some insight as well. Instagram: @ike_u As always, please rate and review the podcast wherever you listen! And share it with a friend.

Jun 2020

57 min 39 sec

I honestly wasn't even sure what to title this episode because it's so awesome and we talk about so many things. Ryan is a former 7X Crossfit Regionals athlete that now owns CHALK PERFORMANCE TRAINING in Neport Beach, California and is one of the most well known names in fitness right now. He probably creates more online programs than anyone you know, and if you've ever heard of HIIB (high intensity interval bodybuilding), he's the one who trademarked it. I interviewed Ryan about what brought him to where he is today, and how he went from athlete to successful business owner with no real business experience. There's literally so much to his story, so check out the episode for more! Check him out at: - - - Instagram: @ryanfisch /

Jun 2020

1 hr 2 min

Fun story: Josh baptized me 5 years ago and told me I was the most jacked person he had baptized so far Josh is a father, husband, pastor, Ambassador of North America for One Hope Ministries, the host of the podcast CALLED, and travels the world coaching men in leadership and preaching the gospel He's hands down one of my favorite people to learn from, and this episode will provide a TON of value to your leadership journey, regardless of your faith Check it out! And as always, please: 1. Subscribe 2. Leave a review 3. Share this episode with a friend

Jun 2020

54 min 20 sec

The highest performers on teams and in companies share 1 thing in common: Ownership Mentality Check this short episode out on 5 ways to acquire an Ownership Mentality! As always, please make sure to share the show, leave a review, and hit me up with any feedback! Show notes: Instagram: @jaredaxlgraybeal

May 2020

18 min 41 sec

Check out this episode with Jason McCarthy, CEO of GoRuck (seen in the Crossfit Games) about the origin story for GoRuck, how the military has shaped his views on navigating business, and so much more great conversation! If you've seen anyone walking around your city with a backpack on with weights in it (possibly carrying an American flag), then you've seen a GoRuck. GoRuck is creating community across the world, helping to create more awareness and empathy around the military experience, and is quickly becoming a strong partner in every fitness arena Check them out at or @goruck

May 2020

50 min 18 sec

I'm so stoked on this episode! Marc and I talked about the fitness business, navigating through the pandemic and how to accomplish some of your biggest goals Marc Megna is a former professional American and Canadian football linebacker and defensive end in the National Football League, NFL Europe League and Canadian Football League He recently published his book, Dream Big Never Quit and starred in an incredible documentary called "Just a Kid from Fall River" Book: Documentary:

May 2020

45 min 2 sec

Serg is a good friend of mine, but also a Real Estate Investor, Rental Property Owner, Day Trader, Recovering Car/Xerox Salesman, and Capital Broker Most importantly, he's really good with money Check out my interview with him on personal finance management and how to navigate your finances through these unprecedented times! As always, please leave a review, share the show with a friend, and let me know what you think my DMing me on Instagram at @jaredaxlgraybeal

May 2020

30 min 56 sec

Season 2, Episode 4* (I said 3 lol) With all this uncertainty, the world needs quality leadership more than ever! Tune in for 5 Ways to Lead Well Through Crisis. Check out the show notes in blog format at And as always, please: - share with a friend - leave a review - send me your thoughts on Instagram at @jaredaxlgraybeal

Apr 2020

16 min 30 sec

To others, Sal is the President of 1st Phorm, a dad, a husband, a friend, a leader, and a philanthropist. But he describes himself as a "regular dude who likes beer, working out and helping people". Sal has helped his brother (Andy Frisella) build one of the largest, but most importantly, most reputable brands in the fitness industry as well as the sports supplement industry - 1st Phorm. I've been wanting to do this interview since I started my company (Superfit Foods) and to be honest, we wouldn't be the brand we are without 1st Phorm paving the way. Check this episode out and as always: - leave a review - subscribe - share with a friend!

Apr 2020

1 hr

Aaron Hinde is the President and Cofounder of Lifeaid / Fitaid and offers up a ton of great wisdom around how to navigate your business and yourself as a leader through tough times like right now (Coronavirus), and in general Check out the episode and as always, leave a review, subscribe and share with a friend!

Apr 2020

41 min 55 sec

Jose Vargas was a youth pastor, then served in the Secret Service, and is now a life and leadership coach. Check this episode out for his story and the 4 Step Process of how he helps lead his clients to accomplish their dreams!

Mar 2020

29 min 55 sec

The inability to delegate is one of the most common things holding back leaders, executives and business owners from scaling their influence and reaching their goals. Check out this short, practical teaching on the 10 steps to mastering delegation and leveling up your leadership ability. If you enjoy the show... - please leave a review! - please share it with a friend! Much love, Jared Graybeal @jaredaxlgraybeal

Feb 2020

18 min 14 sec

Roman Sharf came from the Soviet Union at 13 years old, joined the Army at 18, went to Penn State after, then was a VP at a Fortune 500 company by 26 years old - only to leave and start his own business that is now a 100M+ revenue-generating global online jewelry sales company (Luxury Bazaar) In this episode, Roman and I discuss: - his origin story - how he transitioned from high-level leadership in the corporate world to leaping into entrepreneurship - how to maximize the opportunities we have as Americans - what good leadership looks like - how to build and run a healthy business - leading a family and a growing business at the same time Enjoy the show and as always, subscribe, share and leave a review!

Feb 2020

37 min 40 sec

Over the past 20 years, our world has changed more than the 200 years prior. A dramatic shift has already begun in the workplace, and it is only going to continue changing at a rapid pace over the next decade. In this episode, I review the 3 people who will thrive in the New Economy, and the 6 ways you can become one of them! As always, please leave a review and share this episode with anyone you think it will bring value to! Much love, JG

Jan 2020

24 min 19 sec

Every year, we set new goals. The problem is: most of us expect to reach these new goals, with the same habits. We have got to change if we want to grow, and here are 5 ways to get better results with your goals in 2020 As always, please share the podcast with a friend, and leave a review! DM me at @jaredaxlgraybeal if you have any feedback ( : Much love, JG

Jan 2020

16 min 4 sec

As leaders, we receive criticism (or advice) in all forms. It comes from every angle, most likely every day. Sometimes, that can be overwhelming and misleading if you don't know how to measure the value of what is coming in. Check our episode 22 to learn about the 4 types of criticism, and how to measure their value you so you can better apply criticism to your life! As always, please leave a review and share this episode with someone! Much love, JG

Dec 2019

9 min

With how quickly things in life change, it is so easy to lose focus. Tune in to this quick episode for 3 steps to getting back on track with some noteworthy, practical wisdom. Check out for the show notes!   As always, please share this episode and leave a review ( :

Dec 2019

16 min 38 sec

  Humility   Humility is the underlying ingredient to be the right kind of servant leader. The type who empowers others by setting the example but doesn’t always do the job for them. Humility, in this sense, is not a lack of confidence or self-worth, but the absence of pride and self-absorption. Knowing that you wouldn’t be where you are without your God-given talents, abilities, and most importantly, your team.     Influence   Influence is very simply the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of others. More specifically, positive influence. It’s hard to be a leader if people don’t want to follow you.      Vision   Vision can be defined as a picture in the leader's imagination that motivates people to action when communicated compellingly, passionately and clearly. To be a visionary, a leader needs nothing more than a clear vision of the future. A visionary leader who clearly and passionately communicates his or her vision can motivate employees to act with passion and purpose, thereby ensuring that everyone is working toward a common goal. The end result is that everyone contributes to the organization's forward momentum.     Open-Mindedness   Open-mindedness is receptiveness to new ideas, which relates to the way in which people approach the views and knowledge of others. Open-minded individuals are more inclined to listen to, and seriously consider alternative viewpoints. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “every man is my superior, in that, I learn of him”, which means that everyone has some value to contribute, and if we don’t recognize that value, we are stunting our personal growth and the growth of the team and mission as a whole.      Competence   Competence is a cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation, and we believe both relative to the specific field, and general competence is important for a great leader. This may seem insensitive, but charisma can only take you so far. People need to know they are following someone who knows what they are talking about, how to get the job done, and if not, someone who knows how to find a way to figure it out.  Us choosing these 5 traits doesn’t mean the rest aren’t important. If you look closely, the remaining 16 traits are key ingredients to mastering the main 5 we’ve identified. Open-mindedness takes self-awareness and empathy just like influence takes charisma, passion, and communication.

Aug 2019

8 min 52 sec

Have you ever felt stuck?   Like you’ve been doing the same routine forever, and you’re not growing in any way? Well, you’re not alone.    A study of 2,000 people found that 69 percent feel trapped in the same old routine and over 40 percent are generally unhappy with their lives because of it. (1)    In this podcast, I’m going to outline the 3 main reasons that people get stuck in the first place, give you the 3 ways to get unstuck and give you practical examples of your next steps so you can live a life of endless personal growth.   1.

Aug 2019

18 min 42 sec

7 Life Hacks to Mastering Work-Life Balance By Jared Graybeal  I’ve had tons of conversations and read a handful of articles about how there’s no such thing as “work-life balance” if you really want to excel at both. Some say that when it comes to Fitness, Work, Family, Sleep or Friends, you need to pick 3. (1) Others say that when it comes to your health, friends, family or work, one is going to suffer. (2)   While I think it’s impossible to give them all 100% of your energy, because that is physically and mathematically impossible, I still think we can do much better at managing them all and stop making excuses for bad performance at work, lack of presence or commitment in marriage or parenting, no-showing on your friends and not taking care of your health.   Unlike the writers I referenced, I think there are four main quadrants (or “burners”, as James Clear would explain in the below reference) which would be: Family, Business, Health and Hobbies.   In Clear’s explanation of the Four Burner’s Theory, he illustrates a picture of a stovetop where all four burners can’t be going at once. In my opinion, managing these well really looks like an ever-changing, seasonal pie graph, where you expend your energy differently on each thing throughout life. In the poorly drawn, peace-sign-looking illustration below, you’ll see an example of what I mean and how mine is in this season of my life.   I have a small family and no kids or wife, so that quadrant only takes up 10% (or an average of 16 hours a week) of my energy, and it is mainly on investing time with friends, get-togethers, church groups, dating and hanging with my pup. As you can tell, my health (45% or 75 hours a week) and business 35% or 60 hours a week) are the highest priorities in my life, with my hobbies being a much smaller, but still important percentage.   Keep in mind this is going to be different for everyone, so before we get into the life hacks, you need to spend time identifying what your pie graph looks like and understand that this graph will change seasonally, and you need to stay conscious of it.   For example, when I get married and have kids, that part of the graph will grow significantly, and I will have to take away from the others. For you, it might mean that when your kids go off to college, you invest less time on “family” and more time on “hobbies”.   Once you’ve drawn out your graph, these are the 10 life hacks that are going to help you manage your pie graph with excellence:   Create a time budget (3)   If you begin to value your time like you do your money, you will get a lot more out of it. Identifying that there are 168 hours in every week, and what to do with those hours specifically will allow you to make the proper commitments. Please check out reference 3 for an outline.   Use a meal prep company   Outsourcing things you don’t enjoy is a key hack that gives you more time in your day. Since most people don’t enjoy cooking a ton of meals in advance, and health should be a priority, using a meal prep company kills two birds with one stone. This would give you more time with friends, or more time with the wife, rather than running through drive-thrus or cooking at home when you’d rather be on the couch, the office or out.   Outsource work or learn healthy delegation   Most business owners and entrepreneurs I know like to do all the work because they know they do it best and it saves them money. But once you recognize where your energy in your pie chart should be expended, you may see that by hiring others, delegating roles, or researching automation software, you can invest in those other priorities.   Hire a personal trainer or join a group training facility   We all need to be working out, but most of us don’t have time to draw up a work out plan and spend 2 hours in the gym every day figuring it all out. By hiring a professional or joining a group, you can be in and out in one hour and stay in shape.   Plan ahead and schedule everything   Even if it’s your work schedule, your daily work out, church on Sundays or picking up the kids, put it all on your calendar. It may seem tedious, but these things all take your time and energy and need to be documented so you know what you can realistically commit to every day/week moving forward.   Learn to say no   Once you’ve created your pie graph, you should have a better perspective of the things in life you really value. Some of us waste too much time and energy doing things we don’t enjoy or things that don’t add value simply because we don’t know how to politely decline our friends, family and coworkers when they invite us to things or ask us to do things. Please take this into context and know that I am not telling you to tell your wife or your boss no because some things need to be done, but common sense will give you an idea of the things in your life I’m referencing.   Create a to-don’t list every month   Over time, we accumulate roles, responsibilities and habits that we simply don’t need to be doing anymore. At the end of each month or beginning of each new month, take 1-2 hours to sit, reflect and document the things that have added up in your day-to-day. If you’ve already begun to master 1 through 6, it will be easy to identify how to eliminate the things that will go on your to-don’t list.   I recommend that anytime a major life change happens such as a new job, relationship, move, a new pet, kids, health issue, etc. – you reevaluate your pie graph and adjust accordingly. The key to mastering work-life balance is being proactive about the seasonal changes in your life and always understanding your proper percentages.

Aug 2019

14 min 32 sec

In this episode, I interview Andy Frisella, a highly successful entrepreneur, top-ranked podcast host, and speaker who leads the #100to0 movement. Andy is the founder of Supplement Superstores, the Arete Syndicate and one of the largest supplement companies in the world, 1st Phorm. It's safe to say he knows his stuff!  

Jul 2019

1 hr