Now to Next with Nick Nanton

Nick Nanton

Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.

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Adaptability, Assessments, and CoachingNick Nanton sits down with (Ross Thornley), the CEO and co-founder of (AQai). This purpose-driven conversation touches upon Ross' three key attributes — adaptability, assessments, and coaching. Ross, a relentlessly curious individual, discusses the possible outcomes of working remotely in a post-COVID-19 world — and how humans are built to adapt even in the most dire of situations. Timestamps:6:45: Adaptability for children and adults 13:27: Humans are built to adapt 17:01: Reliance on robots and changes in work philosophy 20:33: Adaptability and AQ: Is change scary? 30:57: Experimentation and having a clean slate 44:57: Resetting your opportunities 55:57: What Ross is reading and watching that brings value Resources: (Gino Wickman’s EOS) (Cameron Herold's Double Double) (The Bezos Letters) (Moonshot Innovation) Connect with Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 2020

59 min 42 sec

Through the Lens of Jay Abraham's 10 Power PrinciplesIn the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, host Nick Nanton speaks with his longtime collaborator (Jay Abraham). The pair break down 10 of Jay’s 21 all-important (Power Principles of Success). Nick and Jay also answer questions in hopes of helping citizens of the world thrive through pillars of value and bounce back once the pandemic has passed. Jay also touches upon the current uncertainty surrounding the real estate market, establishing your superior skillset, and uncovering the real meaning of life. Timestamps:3:00: You have greatness embedded in your DNA 5:28: Set higher goals for yourself 7:52: Becoming a category of one 12:14: The real estate Parthenon  17:29: How to get people that love what you do to recruit new clients 22:40: Developing your unique selling proposition 27:11: Seeking geometric improvements in your business — not linear ones 33:09: Cross pollination for competitive advantage 36:33: Extending the lifetime value of your customer 39:09: Revising price points with products and services 41:29: How to invest in the stock market once the economy recovers 47:55: Eliminate the prospect of fear by reversing the risk 53:09: Grow and develop top talent 57:01: Life is about appreciating the process — not all about profits Resources: (Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: The Jay Abraham Story) (Jack Canfield) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

SPECIAL EDITION: Human Trafficking in Uncertain Times (Tim Ballard) and (Jessica Mass) from Operation Underground Railroad join host Nick Nanton to share O.U.R.’s mission of saving children and seeking justice for those who victimize them. Committed to enhancing law enforcement efforts by providing resources where budget shortfalls prohibit, Tim and Jessica, shed light on the ever-present problem of child exploitation. With human trafficking on the rise, O.U.R. shares the opportunities that exist to save lives and the aftercare program designed to make a better tomorrow for those affected.  Timestamps:1:19: O.U.R.’s mission 4:04: What trafficking looks like today 12:01: The aftercare of survivors 15:34: The issue with removing images offline 17:19: It’s an educational problem 23:37: Vulnerabilities predators are looking for 30:10: Dangers of online video games 34:05: Empower your children 39:00: How much does it cost to rescue a child? 46:04: Becoming a victim again — and the aftercare process 50:14: Staying one step ahead of the traffickers 52:58: Continuing education (Models Against Trafficking) (Watch Operation Toussaint on Amazon) Connect with Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 2020

59 min 49 sec

There is no action for anyone until they extend their futureAndre Norman sits down with Nick Nanton to discuss his new book, (Ambassador of Hope). A (#1 Amazon Bestseller), Andre details how he turned poverty and prison into a purpose-driven life. His life-changing true story provides motivation for a better tomorrow. Andre’s continuing mission is to spread awareness to the poor, the youth, and the professionals of the world. Timestamps:1:59: A clip from Andre’s movie 7:05: What led to Andre dreaming 11:00: Getting over the fear of rejection 12:44: Working with those that struggle with addiction 16:09: Quitting drove Andre toward prison 18:17: The psyche of prison  24:26: Ferguson, Missouri 28:59: Andre’s new book, Ambassador of Hope 35:28: The cause of kids turning to a life of crime 39:14: How to keep a connection with your children 41:30: The message for a positive future Resources: (Dan Sullivan) (Cameron Herold) (Tucker Max) (Keith Cunningham’s The Road Less Stupid) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 2020

53 min 4 sec

Control how you react in the moment — and the ones that precede Probably best known as the former White House Director of Communications, (Anthony Scaramucci), is a brilliant guy with an incredible amount of grit, hustle, and life experiences. Learn about Anthony’s Wall Street Journal Bestseller, (Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole) (2016) — and why it’s more relevant today than ever. Written from his experiences during the previous financial downturn, Scaramucci gives you a primer on how to succeed in an unpredictable business market. Timestamps:3:26: Scaramucci’s humble beginnings 12:23: Creating SkyBridge Capital 17:43: Failure is a tool 19:10: SALT Conference 22:35: Scarmucci’s restaurant — Hunt & Fish Club 24:59: Keyboard warriors 27:17: Tony Robbins’ wisdom 28:36: After being fired from the White House 32:18: Gratitude list 40:19: Words of wisdom Resources: (Rudy Ruettiger) (Tony Robbins) (Dan Sullivan: What You Can Learn From Failure) (Ned Hallowell) (Pocket Coco Chanel Wisdom) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 2020

42 min 18 sec

From handwringing to problem solvingHost Nick Nanton speaks with three of the foremost experts in addiction — (Dr. Ned Hallowell), (Dr. Andrew Nanton), and (Joe Polish). Topics of discussion include addicts being unable to receive treatment due to the quarantine associated with COVID-19, how those affected by A.D.D. are currently dealing with isolation, and ways that people can support one another — not only through the toughest of times but daily, once the world resumes its traditional functions. Timestamps:2:41: Concerns for addiction during quarantine 5:55: Resources for addiction issues 7:15: A.D.D. — scratching that itch 10:39: Maladaptive ways that lead to addiction 17:57: The current marketplace for addiction 20:18: What to be on the lookout for 26:21: How do you know if you have an addiction? 33:06: Reaching out to others 35:07: Three ways of overcoming addictive behaviors 39:40: Insight to the entrepreneur marketplace 49:10: Coping mechanisms and encouragement Resources: (Driven to Distraction) (The Miracle Morning for Addiction Recovery) ( (Jack Canfield) (Co-Dependents Anonymous) (Park Dietz and Associates) (Dan Sullivan) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 2020

54 min 43 sec

Leadership is the example you set for the people you serveHost Nick Nanton talks with friend and former Army Ranger, (Keni Thomas) about a plethora of topics including The Battle of Mogadishu, which was the inspiration for the motion picture Black Hawk Down. Nick and Keni also discuss servant-leaders and how they can whiteboard a better America, building trust through Keni’s (Downrange Advanced Leadership Course), and the importance of doing the right thing even when it’s hard. Timestamps:1:50: The Battle of Mogadishu 7:20: Positive takeaways from quarantine  10:32: Diagnosis of PTSD  13:17: How Keni and Nick met 17:16: Downrange — and its purpose 24:06: Resiliency of the human spirit 28:15: What’s working in the world and what could be better 35:59: The best definition of leadership 38:31: Strategies used even in times of questioning References: (Get It On!) (Jim Wetherbee) (Operation Toussaint) (Tim Ballard of O.U.R.) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

May 2020

45 min 11 sec

Co-elevation is used to lead, connect, and elevate ourselves and others — both powerfully and effectivelyHost Nick Nanton talks with (Keith Ferrazzi) about the term he coined, “co-elevation,” why networking begins with providing enough value to people, and serve, share, care — the inspiration behind his new book, (Leading Without Authority.) Timestamps:3:20: Growing up Keith Ferrazzi 5:20: What Keith learned while caddying 9:02: Philosophy on the foster care system 13:45: Lessons learned from the transition from Deloitte to Starwood 18:17: Networking — and why we live in one 22:34: The key points of co-elevation 28:01: Who’s your team in co-elevation  30:16: The concept that it’s not all on you 31:49: Earning permission to lead 33:45: Share your story so that others can connect with you 34:43: How to stop commanding and start inviting 36:19: Keith’s main takeaways Resources: (Who's Got Your Back) (Never Eat Alone) (Peter Diamandis) (Go Forward to Work) ( Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jun 2020

38 min 17 sec

Chris Voss is the CEO and founder of (The Black Swan Group Ltd), a best-selling author, and the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator. Host Nick Nanton discusses Chris’ national best-selling book, (Never Split the Difference), the attributes that make a master negotiator, and empathy’s effect in business negotiations.  Timestamps:2:40: Should you split the difference? 3:53: Why compromise often doesn’t work out 6:36: Oprah Winfrey — the negotiator 9:19: Tactical empathy and strategies used 12:02: In a kidnapping, who has the upper hand? 1408: Social dynamics that affect decision making 18:15: Chris’ work in Haiti 20:31: "The favorite or the fool" concept 26:42: Labeling — but not in an accusatory way 30:33: Taking a job for mercenary reasons 33:39: The two magic words of “that’s right” in a negotiation 35:54: Perspective will get you to the answer you’re looking for 37:49: The benefits of asking “no" oriented questions 41:00: When the door opens, the game is on Resources: (Negotiate Like a Pro: Masterclass) (Chris on The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong) (Daniel Kahneman — Nobel Peace Prize) (Operation Toussaint) (The Challenger Sale) (Dr. Ned Hallowell ) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jun 2020

44 min 2 sec (Steve Anderson) is an IT risk consultant, speaker, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author of (The Bezos Letters). Host Nick Nanton and Steve talk about the 14 principles grouped into four cycles that Bezos references in his shareholder letters, Amazon’s culture of experimenting and inventing, and creating meaningful differentiation through Amazon Go and Kindle. Nick and Steve also discuss understanding your flywheel — Amazon’s secret sauce for to making their business grow, and the incremental differences between type one and type two decisions. Timestamps:1:13: Who is Steve Anderson — in his own words 4:25: Return on risk 6:36: Encourage successful failures 13:41: Meaningful differentiation 20:13: Culture of innovation 21:55: Creating customer obsession 25:52: Share-owners not shareholders 28:39: Understand your flywheel 31:33: Generating high-velocity decisions 35:02: Only hire people you admire 40:08: Always show up and believe it’s day one Resources: ("The Bezos Letters") (Peter Diamandis “The Future Is Faster Than You Think”) (Jim Collins “Good to Great”) (Dan Sullivan “Who Not How") Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jul 2020

43 min 19 sec (Joe de Sena )is CEO and founder of (Spartan Race), a New York Times best-seller, and a popular keynote speaker and podcast host. Host Nick Nanton and Joe discuss three business/life lessons that Joe got from the most unlikely of sources, the entrepreneurial mindset of serving first, and the evolution of Spartan Race. Nick and Joe also talk about the people that inspire Joe to get after it every day, work-life integration, the challenge of teaching persistence to children, and focusing on the things in life that you can control. Timestamps:3:51: How growing up in Queens shaped the early parts of Joe’s life 7:13: Proving value before expecting anything in return 9:33: Joe’s farm in Vermont — and how it came to be 15:40: Knowing when enough is enough — and when to stop being soft 19:19: Joe’s love for insane races — including “Death Race" 23:01: Embracing "the suck” 27:25: Why it’s difficult to build persistence in children 31:33: Spartan Race and the Spartan Mentality 33:01: Are Spartan Races more mental than physical? 34:22: “Spartan Up” - everyone matters  36:56: Joe’s changed business model due to COVID-19  39:48: “Spartan Way” — metabolic health  42:56: Joe’s system for time management  44:59: How to exercise your motivational muscle 46:54: Worrying too much is a time-waster 49:38: Burpees are the most efficient workout in the world Resources: ("Spartan Up") ("Spartant Fit") ("The Spartan Way") (Dan Sullivan: "Batteries Included") (Joe Polish) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Aug 2020

52 min 3 sec (Todd Herman) is New York Times Best-Selling author, entrepreneur, business coach, and mentor who has spent more than 20 years as a performance adviser to athletes and business executives at the highest level. Host Nick Nanton and Todd discuss his recovery from COVID-19, the principles behind Todd’s latest book — (“The Alter Ego Effect,”) and the importance of having a mentor. Nick and Todd also talk about the four layers of the core self, creating a secondary ego to reach new levels of performance as well as protecting yourself from criticism, and the language of peak-performance.  Timestamps:2:27: Overcoming COVID-19 6:65: Why Todd wrote “The Alter Ego Effect” 11:47: The truest sense of your alter ego 15:52: Examples of using the alter ego in real life — and with athletes  23:38: Todd played football and was a nationally ranked badminton player 27:07: Who is the biggest hero in a particular setting?  31:46: Turning off the alter ego  35:46: James Altucher 38:18: Four layers of the core self 43:25: Hidden forces of the enemy Resources: (Todd on Twitter) (90 Day Year) (Herman Performance Systems) (Harvey Dorfman: “Coaching the Mental Game") Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Aug 2020

49 min 55 sec

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder and CEO of (Mary’s Meals) — a global hunger charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education for more than 1.6 million of the world’s poorest children per day. Host Nick Nanton and Magnus discuss his second book — ("Give: Charity and the Art of Living Generously,”) how any genuine act of charity will always involve a risk, and learning from the people he was trying to help. Magnus also talks about founding Scottish International Relief, empowering communities to volunteer their own time to cook and grow food, and how his original business model has been replicated across 19 countries.  Timestamps:2:39: Magnus began his career as a salmon farmer 3:26: What Magnus saw on TV that altered his course 5:40: Magnus’ first trip as a child to Bosnia 8:00: Words of encouragement for those taking a challenge  12:00: What happened when Magnus came back from Bosnia 21:03: Overcoming the risk of celebrity to focus on the mission 25:31: The reason for feeding children at places of education  28:42: How are 1.6 million children fed per day? 32:10: What does Magnus say to those that mistrust charities? 35:32: Magnus’ latest documentary featuring Gerard Butler 38:51: An impactful passage from Magnus’ book 40:24: Learn more about Magnus  Resources: (2010 CNN Hero) (2015 Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World) (“The Shed That Fed a Million Children” ) ("Love Reaches Everywhere") Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Aug 2020

41 min 3 sec

What you see is what you get with (Steve Sims). London-native Steve Sims is a massively successful serial entrepreneur and author that tells it likes it is but is still compassionate in his approach. Host Nick Nanton and Steve discuss the true and positive meaning of being a "hustler," imagining what you could achieve if you weren't afraid of trying, and how entrepreneurs are able to tweak a bad situation into a diamond situation. Nick and Steve also talk about learning the art of negotiating from (Steve's days working in clubs), the reasons you should always ask “why" three times within a conversation, and how to become so valuable that famous people want to engage with you.  Timestamps:3:05: The experience of starting a career as a brick-layer — and as a “hustler." 7:44: Leaving school at 15-years-old — and what it led to. 12:43: The purse story from Steve’s book, “Blue Fishing.”  18:19: Getting into the finance led Steve overseas where he became a club bouncer.  25:51: There’s a password for every party, you just have to listen for it. 32:04: When talking to someone, ask “why,” three times. 38:27: How to gain and cultivate relationships with super-talented people. 43:53: The value is far greater in experiences and feelings than it is in dollars. 50:23: Going above and beyond to get noticed. 52:41: The Chug Test Resources: (Steve's Website) (Steve on Twitter) (Steve on Facebook) ("Blue Fishing”) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Sep 2020

56 min 58 sec

Recorded during the California wildfires, CEO of Results Fitness, (Alwyn Cosgrove), is one of the most respected fitness experts in the world — on top of being a business coach, (author), and speaker. Host Nick Nanton and Alwyn discuss the reason why Alwyn first got into Tae Kwon Do, how his entrepreneurial mindset spurned the idea of becoming a gym owner, and the rule of threes — that if you complain about something three times, you’re the person that needs to fix it or stop complaining. Nick and Alwyn also discuss writing the methodology to scale and differentiate his business, how one decision in business can change everything — aka the ripple effect, and either hiring an expert to help you — or becoming said expert.  Timestamps:1:38: Growing up in Scotland 5:21: Putting in extra grit builds character in entrepreneurs  8:51: From working in a gym to deciding to own a gym 13:12: Opening the gym with his wife and business partner 15:57: What made Results Fitness different 21:43: Alwyn’s fight with Stage IV cancer 26:35: Alwyn’s gym in California has been shut down for six months due to COVID-19 32:46 Utilizing culture metrics to hold his team accountable — and methodologies on culture Resources: (Results Fitness) (Alwyn on Twitter) (Alwyn on Instagram) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Sep 2020

34 min 29 sec

Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist, author, managing partner of (Backstage Capital) and the first Black woman to appear on the cover of (Fast Company) — that isn’t an athlete or entertainer. Backstage Capital has raised more than $30 million and invested in more than 130 companies led by underestimated founders. Host Nick Nanton and Arlan discuss the types of educational companies she loves currently being created, how sitting front row at a Janet Jackson concert inspired her ideals and future career path, and what drove Arlan to start a fund to invest in the companies that were being overlooked. Nick and Arlan also talk about building Backstage Capital for three years before receiving any funding, her book, “It’s About Damn Time” which shares the principles of entrepreneurship, and the benefits of backing syndicate members via Backstage Crowd.  Timestamps:3:06: Growing up in Texas 5:28: Why Arlan wore six watches as a kid 8:55: “Cool” happenings in disruptive education  12:24: What got Arlan into the music business 15:30: Where should people turn for positive influence if they aren’t getting it at home? 19:28: How Arlan got into investing 25:52: The background of flying to San Francisco on a one-way ticket 31:27: What Arlan looks for when she’s investing in a business 37:00: Diversifying is key 39:00: “Sometimes you have to write the invitations to the parties you don’t get invited to.” 42:36: Including self-care in the hustle and grind 46:24: Getting Black women on the cover of magazines to become the norm Resources: (“It’s About Damn Time”) (“Your First Million") (“Bootstrapped VC”) (Backstage Crowd) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Sep 2020

50 min 3 sec

Quan Huynh is the post-release program manager for (Defy Ventures) — a non-profit that provides opportunities to men and women with criminal histories. Host Nick Nanton and Quan talk about his new book, (“Sparrow and the Razor Wire,”) which begins when Quan received a sentence of 15 years-to-life for killing a man in a gang-related incident. Nick and Quan also discuss how he discovered a new path while being incarcerated that led to self-reflection and the ability to help those that may feel “stuck,” how joining and creating groups that do good in prison made Quan feel the best he ever had, and what he did during his final 150 days behind bars to officially move on.  Timestamps:3:02: Moving from Vietnam to Utah and facing racism  4:37: The family then moved to California because of Quan’s father’s leukemia 7:57: How to help someone when you aren't quite sure how 10:23: Quan began hanging around the wrong crowd 14:06: Where Quan was sent after being arrested for attempted murder at 17 14:56: The day-to-day happenings in jail 16:23: What happened after Quan was released on parole in 1993 20:08: There was no one to help transition to life on the outside 21:30: Not getting a promotion at Gallup negatively affected Quan 23:52: The night Quan committed murder 26:59: What gets you to the point of actually shooting someone? 27:56: The period of time between the shooting and being arrested 29:23: Lying on trial and his subsequent conviction 31:33: Life at Pelican Bay 34:34: 10 years in — Quan had a moment that made him reexamine his life 38:37: How Quan was looked at following his transformation and the parlay racket he passed on 42:40: Cell phones in prison? 44:39: Getting in front of the parole board 50:05: Defy Ventures Resources: (Quan's Website) ("Sparrow and the Razor Wire: Finding Freedom from Within While Serving a Life Sentence") (Defy Ventures)  Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Oct 2020

51 min 48 sec (Dick Vitale) is a wildly popular college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. Known for his unbridled enthusiasm and charismatic delivery, Dickie V first coached high school basketball, then moved to Rutgers University, the University of Detroit, and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons in a period of just nine years before joining ESPN, where he’s spent the last 40 years. Host Nick Nanton and Dick talk about the overwhelming support of Dick’s family and how it led him to undergoing corrective surgery. Nick and Dickie V also discuss the documentary they are working on together, raising money to battle pediatric cancer through the (V Foundation), and his biggest failure in life involving a former player. Timestamps:2:22: How Dick has fared during the pandemic  3:29: Coronavirus and its effect on sports 5:01: An eye-accident at an early-age affected Dick’s life 14:25: Raising money for the V Foundation 25:38 How Dick first became a basketball coach 35:26: Donate to the V Foundation Resources: (The V Foundation) (Coop’s Catch) ("The Lost Season") (Dickie V on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Oct 2020

37 min 49 sec

Nick Nanton is joined by Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach, to discuss his new book “Who Not How”. Sullivan, who’s coached thousands of entrepreneurs since 1974, discusses the importance of collaboration and understanding one’s own ‘Unique Abilities’ to achieve the four freedoms crucial to entrepreneurial success - the freedom of Time, Money, Relationships and Purpose. Timestamps:1:55: Dan's concept of "Unique Ability" 13:50: The Four Freedoms for entrepreneurs 16:05: The Freedom of Time 17:10: The Freedom of Money 20:44: The Freedom of Relationships 21:22: The Freedom of Purpose 25:15: Life is 50% luck 27:25: The concept of "Who Not How" 38:03: Why Dan doesn't earn money on "Who Not How" book sales 41:31: The importance of win-win collaboration 44:37: "Who Not How" and songwriting Resources: (Strategic Coach) (Dan Sullivan on Facebook) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Nov 2020

59 min 7 sec

James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded over 20 companies. In this episode, he dives into his “Choose Yourself” mentality and what that means in terms of finding your own passions, forging your own path, and his daily practice with what he calls the four bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). James also discusses the reaction he faced (the good and the bad) after his “New York City is Dead Forever" article went viral during the pandemic. We talk reviews from the 8-part docuseries about James on Amazon Prime video that I directed, and finally James gives some insights on his new book, "Skip The Line." Timestamps:2:00: The "Choose Yourself" mentality.  5:29: James explains the four steps in The Daily Practice 8:04: James gives an example of The Daily Practice working in his own life 11:49: James discusses his "New York City is Dead Forever" article 14:58: James discusses his writing style, cognitive dissonance, and writing a viral article. 23:36: James discusses how he chooses his topics and his search for the truth 28:22: James and Nick discuss feedback from their Amazon documentary series "Choose Yourself" 35:04: James discusses how his constant flow of new ideas create abundance. 40:11: A summary of James's new book, "Skip The Line". Resources: ( (James on Instagram) (James on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Nov 2020

45 min 37 sec

Joey Coleman is the founder and “Chief Experience Composer” of Design Symphony, a customer experience branding firm, a renowned speaker, and the author of the best-selling book “Never Lose A Customer Again.” Joey has over 20 years of experience and a lot of hands-on knowledge due to an insane career path —his words. On today’s Now to Next episode, Joey shares his insights on his “First 100 Days® Methodology” in regards to keeping customers, the 8 phases of the customer experience, the eclectic career path that led to where he is today...and even some tips on the best time of day to use a four-wheeler to tow your brother (who is, of course, attached to a hang glider). This is one you won’t want to miss. Timestamps:2:22: Joey discusses his background 8:52: Creativity In Business 13:23: Joey's "Creativity In Business" course 19:30: Customer acquisition vs. customer retention 22:39: Joey's method, "The First 100 Days" 25:33: Why all business exchanges are, at their core, "Human to Human" 30:27: Customer experience vs. customer service 33:20: 8 Phases of the Customer Experience 33:45: Phase 1 - Assess 45:37: Phase 2 - Admit 46:50: Phase 3 - Affirm 50:51: Phase 4 - Activate 53:24: Phase 5 - Acclimate 54:40: Phase 6 - Accomplish 55:29: Phase 7 - Adopt 55:40: Phase 8 - Advocate Resources: ( (Never Lose A Customer Again) (Joey On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Nov 2020

58 min 43 sec

Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor organization, an F-16 Fighter Pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional… just to name a few things, and he's this episode's "Now to Next" guest. We talk what it takes to become a fighter pilot and the major life lessons it has taught Dan. We'd also be remiss if we didn't talk about the story of the Folds of Honor non-profit organization, what prompted Dan Rooney to create it and how it's grown (and still growing) to help so many military families. Lastly, we dive into Dan's new book, Fly Into the Wind! He shares some of the "life storms" that inspired the book as well as some of the acronyms like "CAVU" and "LOE" that have become his personal code of living. Humble and heartfelt, Dan is an amazing person and someone I've been lucky enough to call a friend, and you'll want to check this episode out! Timestamps:1:10: A short bio of Dan's life 2:02: Pro golf and being a fighter pilot 8:01: Dan's two most important life lessons 11:41: Dan discusses the importance of his faith 15:19: The story behind "Folds of Honor" 23:38: "Flying Into the Wind" 28:56: Dan's experience learning from his mistakes 31:26: Where and how to get Dan's book "Fly Into the Wind" 32:04: Dan explains the acronym CAVU 33:46: Dan's "Lines of Effort" 34:48: Volition 38:56: Eliminating Parasitic Decay 42:31: Service Before Self 50:44: Faith Forward 53:37: Go Before You're Ready Resources: ( (Folds of Honor) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Nov 2020

58 min 6 sec

Marcus Sheridan is the guest on this episode of "Now to Next." He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his powerful transformational business approach and his best-selling book, They Ask, You Answer (which happens to be one of the most impactful books I personally read this year). So naturally, we dive into some of the things Marcus discusses in his book, but we also get into topics like the blurred line between sales and marketing in businesses today, the 5 fundamental subjects people research before they engage with a company, and how content consumption affects sales. Marcus has been dubbed a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times and has appeared on Forbes’ top 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss” list, so I’d highly advise tuning in to this episode for some fascinating and insightful business advice. Timestamps:2:14: Marcus's background 8:19: Why businesses should be transparent with cost and price 13:05: How to justify premium pricing 17:25: The line between sales and marketing is blurred 23:44: Marcus's answer to "If you weren't in business, who would you recommend I hire?" 29:18: How content consumption affects sales 39:20: Marcus discusses "Best in class" 46:48: Every company is a media company 50:47: Where to begin with talking points and content 55:17: Learn more about Marcus Resources: ( (Marcus on LinkedIn) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Dec 2020

56 min 9 sec

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle brand best known for its flagship product, Hint Water- the number one flavored water in the United States. In building Hint, Inc into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time, Kara has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California, and the Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara is the author of ‘Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters’ which recently made the Wall Street Journal’s best seller list and is part auto-biography, part business memoir and includes many insights on self-development. In the book, Kara shares honest stories from her own life and experience in building Hint, along with insightful observations to push readers to go for their goals and find the courage to do so. Timestamps:1:07: Kara explains the beginnings of her career 5:59: Nick shares an unconventional trick that he's used to get the attention of successful people in the past 8:10: Kara discusses taking initiative to get the job you want 20:48: Kara talks about how she overcame feeling overworked and overstressed 27:50: Kara shares how she created a business opportunity out of a healthy lifestyle change 38:30: Kara and Nick elaborate on the quote "Don't be afraid to build the plane while you're flying it. Resources: ( (Kara On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Dec 2020

46 min 26 sec

John Ruhlin is the founder of the Ruhlin Group, a gift strategy and logistics company that helps their clients send world-class gifts that stand out, increase referrals, and strengthen retention with their clients, employees and prospects. It all started when John began applying the principles of generosity at Cutco and started making the largest deals out of all of their 1.5 million reps and distributors. Suddenly he wasn’t just selling knives, people were asking him to speak on stage and teach their sales and marketing teams. John took those principles of giving that made him so successful at Cutco and used them to build the Ruhlin Group and write his own book, Giftology. In this episode, John discusses the path that led him to where he is now and how to put the methods of generosity that he lays out in Giftology to work for you. Timestamps:0:47: Introduction 3:21: John and Nick discuss their upbringing and the driving factors for becoming an entrepreneur 11:06: John talks about his experience with Cutco and how it has helped him as an entrepreneur 14:59: John talks about learning to work through the hard things to reach success 18:04: John recounts a pivotal moment in his career and a lesson in giving 27:34: John and Nick discuss the importance of giving without expectations in business 31:23: John and Nick talk about practical luxuries and buying top-of-class no matter what your budget is 37:42: John discusses the connection in his book between the bible and giving 42:50: Why it's hard to ask employees to provide a first-class experience if they've never had one themselves and John's solution to this problem 48:46: John explains how to begin to use his methods laid out in his book "Giftology" Resources: ( (John on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Dec 2020

54 min 25 sec

Brandon Steiner is an author, speaker and media personality who founded Steiner Sports, a sports marketing and memorabilia company, in 1987 and grew it into a $50 million empire and the most successful sports memorabilia company of its kind. He has worked with some of the biggest athletes and brands in the world, and also is widely known for having bought the old Yankee Stadium. Today, Brandon speaks worldwide to audiences primarily on the topic of how to grow your business by differentiating yourself from your competitors through building relationships, motivating your team, increasing productivity, and anticipating your customers’ needs. He is also the founder and CEO of CollectibleXchange and The Steiner Agency. Timestamps:1:04: Introduction 2:53: Brandon discusses the impact that growing up poor had on his life. 11:32: Nick and Brandon talk about what it means to provide value to your customers. 15:12: Brandon reflects on his time spent as the manager of the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. 16:58: Brandon discusses how he began incorporating sports into his work. 18:44: Brandon talks about how and why he launched his company Steiner Sports. 22:17: Brandon talks about how he got his start with sports memorabilia. 24:16: Brandon reflects on his partnership with the Yankees baseball organization. 28:37: Learn about what Brandon is doing now with the Steiner Agency and Collectible Xchange. 30:22: Brandon talks about some of the most memorable collectible items he has come across. 34:51: Learn more about Brandon's latest book, "Living On Purpose" 38:31: Brandon recalls some of his favorite lessons learned from working with great athletes. 40:52: Outro Resources: ( ( Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jan 2

41 min 33 sec

Tennis champ Naomi Osaka, long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont, and the British Paralympic team all have one thing in common. The mental and physical preparation of these athletes was overseen by Laura Penhaul. Laura is skilled at understanding the mentality of athletes and the challenges they face because she has truly put herself in their shoes. In 2015, Laura was the team-leader of the first all- female crew to row the Pacific Ocean, an incredible feat that is captured in the documentary, ‘Losing Sight of Shore’ and that earned her two world records. Laura embarked on this journey in hopes of gaining insight into what her athletes go through when faced with the question of wanting to give up. Since accomplishing the cross-ocean row, Laura has founded a company, Adaptive Performance, that provides Performance Management support to optimize people's abilities and help them reach their potential. Laura’s specialty is her focus on human-centered performance, and she thrives on helping people find the drive within themselves to overcome any challenges or obstacles in their way, even outside of the elite sporting world. Timestamps:1:33: Nick gives a short bio on Laura's life and accomplishments 5:02: Laura talks through her personal experience of battling with 'Post Expedition Blues' 11:47: Laura shares her philosophy on how to process major life events 17:27: Laura explains how mindset can influence one's ability to overcome physical/emotional obstacles 21:56: Nick and Laura discuss how to pass on healthy mindsets when raising children 28:46: Laurel details her experience working with Paralympians 36:14: Laura explains how in certain sports athletes who lead more balanced lives tend to perform better and are more likely to overcome physical/emotional setbacks 41:10: Laura discusses what lead to her wanting to row the Pacific Ocean 46:42: Laura shares how to navigate surrounding yourself with the right people to help achieve your goals 50:23: Laura explains how she helps her athletes become more adaptable 55:42: Laura talks expectation vs. reality in relation to the challenges she faced preparing for her row Resources: ( (Laura On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jan 27

59 min 30 sec

Nick Nanton sits down to talk with Lisa Nichols, one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers whose global platform, Motivating the Masses, has reached and served nearly 80 million people. About 30 years ago, Lisa was a struggling single mom on government assistance who reached a breaking point when she realized she didn’t have enough money in her bank account to buy diapers for her son. Then, she transformed her life in a way that has since served to motivate and inspire millions of people to also find the courage to break through and discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Lisa has developed workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of countless men and women. She is also a best-selling author of six books, including ‘Abundance Now’ in which she provides a practical blueprint for personal success, drawn directly from her life experiences. Lisa has been featured in several films including, ‘The Secret,’ ‘Dreamer,’ and she currently is featured in the new film, ‘Let’s Grow,’ which was written by her, Sean Smith and David Bianchi and is a ground-breaking spoken word film that depicts the polarizing struggle between black and white people in America. Timestamps:4:16: Lisa and Nick discuss courageous cultural conversations 17:02: Lisa and Nick discuss how our environment can be a much stronger influence than our desires 24:52: Lisa - "I belong to humanity" 30:40: Lisa helps explain the difference between the terms "black" and "African American" 33:36: Lisa - "The most valuable thing you can do as a global citizen of consciousness right now is to become aware of what's still happening" 42:36: Lisa and Nick discuss how we can begin to move forward as individuals to become more empathetic and understanding 46:02: Lisa talks details of her new film "Let's Grow" Resources: ( (Lisa On Twitter) (Lets Grow Movie) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Feb 22

50 min 44 sec

Nick Nanton sits down to talk with Mark Schaefer, a globally-recognized author, speaker, podcaster, and business consultant. Mark's prolific work sits at the intersection of marketing, technology, and humanity. He has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development, holds seven patents, and is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University. Mark is the best-selling author of nine books, including the very first book on influence marketing. His blog, GROW, and podcast “The Marketing Companion” are ranked among the top rated marketing resources in the field. His new book, Cumulative Advantage, is a practical guidebook that helps individuals build unstoppable momentum and rise above the barricades the world puts up against them. Timestamps:1:17: Nick gives a brief biography of Mark Schaefer 2:43: Mark talks about how he began working with bees and honey-making and the struggles facing today's bee population 4:19: Mark discusses the process leading up to the writing of his new book, "Cumulative Advantage" 8:20: Mark shares his process for writing new books from idea inception to completion 10:40: Mark gives advice on how to recognize and build on your own Cumulative Advantages 16:08: Mark explains "The Matthew Effect" 23:18: Mark and Nick discuss why it is never too early to become a mentor in your field and how it can actually increase your own growth 25:42: Mark explains what Initial Advantage is and how to find it for yourself 34:20: Mark discusses his "Da Vinci Team" that he puts together when writing one of his books 40:11: Mark talks about his approach toward finding opportunities in the midst of crisis 44:26: Mark discusses constancy of purpose 49:11: Mark gives some practical tips to start using his concept of Cumulative Advantage Resources: ( (Mark On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Mar 1

53 min 41 sec

Nick Nanton is joined today by Dave Asprey, the “Father of Biohacking” and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360. Dave is a two-time New York Times bestselling author of five books, host of the Webby-award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and the creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. Through the Bulletproof Diet, countless biological experiments, and simple life “hacks”, Dave has maintained a 100 pound weight loss, upgraded his brain, and transformed himself into a happy and gratitude filled husband, father, writer, executive and human being. With over 200 million downloads of his Bulletproof Radio podcast, millions of monthly unique visitors to his blog, and the Bulletproof 360 products in millions of households world wide, Dave has created a movement that shows us the power of intention and the incredible capacity of the human body. He has spent the past two and a half decades traveling the planet from Tibet to the Andes, discovering and engineering ways to maximize physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Dave shares his journey of self discovery as an example that can lead you towards unlocking your full birth right potential. His latest book, Fast This Way, continues that journey. Timestamps:1:22: Nick gives a brief biography of Dave Asprey 3:09: Dave recounts his childhood health problems due to the unknown existence of toxic mold in his family home 8:32: Dave talks about his first experience with fasting 13:48: Dave discusses how we can become addicted to our foods and routines 17:24: Dave gives advice on how to have a successful 16 hour fast 19:31: Dave shares three fasting hacks 22:22: Dave discusses what fasting is and what it is not 23:31: Dave explains why the calories in/calories out model doesn't work 31:11: Dave talks about how we've been wrongly convinced that we need three meals per day 35:35: Dave walks us through the different stages of fasting outlined in his book 38:53: Dave discusses what a healthy intermittent fasting schedule looks like 40:33: Dave explains the correlation between sleep and fasting 44:25: Dave answers a live viewer question about juice cleanses 46:53: Dave answers a live viewer question about dry fasting 47:55: Dave explains why the typical Hollywood model body type is an unhealthy thing to strive for 51:36: Dave gives his take on social media and why he believes it is important to also fast from things other than food Resources: ( (Dave On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Mar 7

54 min 5 sec

Nick Nanton is joined today by Dr. Steven Eisenberg, a triple-board-certified physician and author of the new book "Love Is the Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion", which comes out on May 25th, 2021. Dr. Eisenberg was the first recipient of the Dr. Emanuel Fliegelman Humanitarian Award, an award for the doctor most exhibiting highly compassionate care during residency. Dr. Eisenberg also co-founded cCARE, California’s largest medical oncology practice. He serves as its Medical Director of Integrative Oncology, as well as its unofficial CEO, or Chief Empathy Officer. Building on his expertise in health care technology, he joined the faculty of Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine program and was one of the first graduates of FutureMed at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. He has won numerous hospital awards for his uniquely empathetic bedside manner and commitment to meaningful patient engagement. His practice of writing songs with his patients has earned him the nickname “the singing oncologist” and has helped him become the most followed oncologist on Twitter. Timestamps:3:42: Nick asks Dr. Eisenberg, "How would you re-brand 'cancer'?" 6:00: Dr. Eisenberg recounts the life-changing event he experienced while riding his bike to school as a child 9:06: Dr. Eisenberg explains why he was able to sing before he could speak while recovering from his accident and how this would inspire him to turn to music while working with patients later on in life 13:56: Dr. Eisenberg explains the difference between a D.O. and an M.D. medical degree 18:38: Nick and Dr. Eisenberg discuss "The 10 C's of Medicine" 21:30: Dr. Eisenberg shares stories of hope and overcoming cancer 26:25: Dr. Eisenberg tells the story of the first time he had a patient that he incorporated song into their treatment 30:46: Dr. Eisenberg goes into more detail about how and why he writes songs with patients 35:54: Nick asks Dr. Eisenberg to provide his perspective on death and loss of life 39:06: Learn more about Dr. Eisenberg's new private Facebook group, "Cancer Fight Club" Resources: ( (Dr. Eisenberg On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Mar 15

40 min 28 sec

Today Nick Nanton sits down with Remi Adeleke, author of the best-selling memoir, Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds, which was released in May of 2019. Born in western Africa, he and his mother and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx in New York City following his father’s untimely death. After spending his youth making regrettable decisions on the streets of New York, Remi joined the Navy in 2002. He would later became a Navy SEAL, earning the SEAL of the Year award from the Naval Special Warfare Foundation. After ending his successful naval career in 2016, he has since become a best-selling author, sought-after public speaker, and a successful actor and military consultant for film and television. He is the current CEO of Remi Consulting and 8th Wonder Entertainment. Remi holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s in strategic leadership, both from the University of Charleston. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Jessica, and their three sons, Cayden, Caleb, and Carter. Timestamps:2:41: Remi discusses his upbringing in Western Africa and his father's position of power there 3:43: Remi speaks on his fond memories of the relationship he shared with his father 5:21: Remi and Nick talk parents and parenting philosophy 12:34: Remi explains how the same mindset that allowed him to be a Navy Seal benefits his career in Hollywood 16:45: Nick asks Remi how he knows when otherwise positive personality traits become unhealthy 18:45: Remi shares the story of how and why he went from living in a mansion in Nigeria to living in an apartment in the Bronx 23:14: Remi talks about the influence that rap and hip-hop culture had on his early life and how he views it today 29:54: Remi discusses the importance of having diversity in media 34:38: Remi shares his story of becoming a Navy Seal 40:41: Remi talks about why he decided to write a book about his experiences 45:00: Remi explains his philosophy on having faith to pursue new opportunities when they present themselves 54:43: Learn more about Remi and how to keep up with his journey Resources: (Remi on Instagram) (Remi On Twitter) (Remi's Book on Amazon) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 6

55 min 52 sec

Today Nick Nanton sits down with Dr. Edward "Ned" Hallowell, a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, he was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of six Hallowell ADHD Centers in the USA. He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity. He has ADHD and dyslexia himself. Dr. Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author of 20 books. His groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr. John Ratey, sparked a revolution in the understanding of ADHD. A regular columnist for ADDitude magazine, he also hosts the weekly podcast Distraction where he explores how to implement strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths. Dr. Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, The Today Show, and in Newsweek, USA Today, Time Magazine, and many more. Timestamps:2:33: Dr. Hallowell explains why he wrote his latest book, "ADHD 2.0" 5:15: Nick asks Dr. Hallowell to explain the current classifications for different types of ADHD 8:44: Dr. Hallowell explains the connection between ADHD and struggling with the perception of time 14:32: Dr. Hallowell gives a positive counter-trait for the three negative traits associated with ADHD - Distractibility, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity 21:01: Dr. Hallowell delves into neuroscience to explain the Demon mentality which sheds light on ADHD tendencies and how to redirect them. 27:58: Dr. Hallowell talks about the healing power of connection and "finding your right difficult" 35:39: Nick asks Dr. Hallowell to give his professional opinion on medication and natural remedies that are meant to treat ADHD Resources: ( (Dr. Hallowell On Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Apr 14

39 min 3 sec

Today's guest Rebecca Zung is a best selling author and a leading authority on negotiation and family law. Her journey from being a divorced single mom and college drop out to one of the top attorneys in the U.S. has inspired her to empower others to live at their optimum levels of success. As a partner in the law firm of Long, Murphy and Zung, Rebecca is in the top 1% of attorneys in the United States. She has been recognized by the U.S. News and World Reports as a best lawyer in America and as a legal elite by Trend magazine. Zung has also received the highest possible peer rating of AV Preeminent in family law by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, News Week, Time, NPR, Good Day New York and CBS Los Angeles. Zung is also a host of the popular Youtube show/podcast "Negotiate Your Best Life" Today, Nick and Rebecca talk through concepts from her best selling books "Breaking Free: A Step-By-Step Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom" and the recently released "Negotiate Life Like You Matter: The Surefire Method to Step Up and Win". Timestamps:1:16: A brief bio of Rebecca Zung 3:38: What is narcissism? Positive and negative effects 13:40: Rebecca breaks down her acronym for success negotiations, M.A.T.T.E.R., starting with the letter M - My value is defined by Me 30:00: A - Analyze research to create arguments and leverage 34:35: T - Tackle the hard issues second 38:22: E - Keep your Emotions out of it 41:24: T - Dress to a 'T' then use power words and body language 46:02: R - Record all agreements in writing 51:24: Find out where you can discover more about Rebecca Zung and her work Resources: ( (Rebecca on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

May 17

52 min 26 sec

Nick Nanton sits down with Theo Prodromitis, an award-winning entrepreneur, Amazon Seller, marketing strategist, philanthropist and Greek mom. She is the CEO and co-founder of Spa Destinations and CEO of Out Front Brands. Theo joins Nick to discuss the theories in her new book for entrepreneurs, "The Balance Between Hustle and Flow". A fierce advocate for women and small business, she is a United States House of Representatives Small Business Committee Congressional Witness and serves on the National Retail Federation Advisory Council. Her awards include the NRF Champion of Retail and 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year. Theo is also a founding member of the Zuckerberg Institute, Randi Zuckerberg’s initiative to empower entrepreneurship and women in STEM. Theo has been featured in the Small Business Journal on International Women’s Day, Business News Daily, the Tampa Bay Times and on Bay News 9, ABC Action News, FOX 13 and NBC and in the Money section of USA Today. She is the dedicated mother of Mary, Jacqueline and Spero and the intrepid organizer of her big Greek family reunions. Her passion for business is grounded in “philotimo,” the Greek cultural imperative to serve the greater good with honor. Timestamps:1:01: A brief biography for Theo 2:59: What inspired Theo to write "The Balance Between Hustle and Flow" 4:20: How to balance taking action and going with the flow while trying to achieve your goals 7:00: How do we find our passion? 10:34: Theo's perspective on negativity 13:26: Theo's perspective on forgiveness 15:44: How to respond when you find yourself in a negative state 22:11: How to respond to negativity with neutrality 24:18: Choices become habits. Habits become a baseline presence 26:07: How to answer the question, "What do I really want?" 28:03: How to answer the question, "Who can I serve?" 30:02: How to use the advice in "The Balance Between Hustle and Flow" practically Resources: ( (Theo on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jun 1

32 min 47 sec

Dr. Kimberly Nix Berens is the Founder of Fit Learning and Regional Director of Fit Learning Tri-State. She is an educational researcher who has published and presented extensively on science-based approaches to education, speaking at over 30 regional, national, and international conferences. Nick and Dr. Berens sit down today to discuss several talking points from her first book, "Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and the Science That Can Save Them". In 1998, as a doctoral student in learning and behavioral science, Dr. Berens founded Fit Learning in a broom closet on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since her humble beginnings, Dr. Berens has driven the expansion of Fit Learning by establishing a formal certification in her method of instruction, The Technology of Teaching. Fit Learning now has 31 locations worldwide, with 3 to 5 new locations opening each year. For the past 20 years, Dr. Berens and her team have refined their system of instruction using behavioral and cognitive science. As a result, her system produces over one year of academic growth in just 40 hours of instruction. Timestamps:2:47: A brief bio of Dr. Kimberly Berens 4:17: Dr. Barens' path to becoming a behavioral scientist 8:04: Dr. Berens' early career working with autistic children 11:43: Dr. Barens continues discussing her career 16:45: Dr. Barens' opinion on teachers and the system they are currently in 23:25: Statistics on the current educational crisis in America 31:38: Dr. Barens recounts a story of her then-preschool-age son, Jack 39:01: How the structure video games use to progress in difficulty can apply to the educational system 43:25: If a punishment isn't working, it's likely because it isn't as bad to the child as the alternative 48:20: The problem with IQ and psychological tests 56:29: Hope and advice for parents of children with learning disability diagnosis Resources: ( (Dr. Berens on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jun 9

1 hr 2 min

Nick Nanton sits down with Perry Marshall, one of the most expensive business strategists in the world who has consulted in over 300 industries. Marshall is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and has written eight books including, ‘Ultimate Guide to Google Ads’ which is the world’s best-selling book on internet advertising and ‘Memos from the Head Office’ which came out in May of this year and shares incredible true stories of entrepreneurs who found success by listening to a power outside themselves. In addition to his consulting and speaking work, Marshall founded the $10 million Evolution 2.0 Prize, the world’s largest science research award, which is offered to anyone who can discover the origin of genetics and life on earth. Timestamps:1:07: A brief bio of Perry Marshall 2:14: Perry discusses what his book "Memos From the Head Office" is about and why he wrote it 8:48: Entrepreneurial faith vs. Religious faith 11:07: Will advancements in AI make humans more human? 15:57: Advice for non-religious persons on how to listen for answers outside of oneself 20:53: Finding faith does not mean that problems stop 23:33: Perry explains his take on the 80/20 rule 31:53: In order to have great faith you have to become childlike again 37:15: Life happens for you, not to you 39:27: Breaking the deadlock between Darwin and design 44:10: Where to learn more about Perry Marshalll Resources: ( (Perry Marshall on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Jul 14

46 min

Nick Nanton sits down with Ricky Kej, a Grammy Award-winning Indian music composer who has performed in over 30 countries, including at the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. Ricky is also a renowned Environmentalist and has been named a United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist. Ricky won a Grammy at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015 for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’ which was in the Best New Age Album category. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums Chart in August 2014. His incredible body of work includes 17 studio albums, over 3500 commercials and four feature films. Now, Ricky has a new album out titled "Divine Tides," which was produced in collaboration with 5-time Grammy Award winner Stewart Copeland of The Police. The album is a tribute to the magnificence of our natural world and it features many acclaimed artists from around the world. Timestamps:1:37: A brief bio of Ricky Kej 4:07: Ricky's early life, from growing up to choosing a career path 17:45: Music is the hardest business in the world 19:21: Ricky compares his approach to commercial music vs. artistic music 22:18: Nick and Ricky discuss his 2015 Grammy-winning album 25:12: Ricky's experience mentoring refugees in musical composition 33:12: Ricky discusses the instruments he can play and how he started learning them 37:23 Ricky explains his ambitions for his latest album "Divine Tides" 40:53 Where to learn more about Ricky Kej Resources: ( (Ricky Kej on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Aug 11

41 min 54 sec

Nick Nanton sits down with Jonathan Bailor, a New York Times bestselling author, wellness expert, and founder of the metabolic healing and Diabesity treatment company, SANE Solution. Jonathan also produced and stars in the new documentary, BETTER, which debunks the myth that the only way to lose weight is to starve your body. The film focuses on the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, called Diabesity, and looks at the reason for its rise and what we can all do to live and eat better. Jonathan has registered over twenty-five patents to his name, spoken at Fortune 100 companies and TED conferences for over a decade, and his work has been endorsed by top doctors and scientists from Harvard Medical School, Johns’ Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA. Timestamps:1:13: A brief bio of Jonathan Bailor 2:21: Jonathan recounts his struggle to put on weight and muscle 5:00: Some people can't put weight on, others can't keep it off 7:38: It's an information problem, not an effort problem 10:20: What is the "SANE Solution"? 13:31: How to pick the right foods with the right calories 18:23: Learn about Jonathan's recent documentary, "Better" 23:30: Nick asks Jonathan to explain the process of creating his documentary 30:44: Closing thoughts Resources: ( ( Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Aug 16

32 min 31 sec

Nick Nanton sits down with Mo Gawdat, the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, a serial entrepreneur and author of the books 'Solve for Happy' and 'Scary Smart'. After a 30-year career in tech, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving into literature and discussing the topic of happiness with some of the wisest people in the world. He poured his findings into his first book, 'Solve for Happy,' which he was inspired to write after the tragic death of his son, Ali, in 2014. Throughout his career, Mo has remained a serial entrepreneur who has cofounded more than 20 businesses as well as serving as a board member and mentor to various comanies and start-ups. He founded the organization One Billion Happy, in honor of his son, as a moonshot goal to help one billion people become happier. His latest book, 'Scary Smart' looks at the future of artificial intelligence and explains how to fix the current trajectory now, offering a blueprint for how we can take action to safeguard ourselves. Timestamps:1:29: A brief bio on Mo Gawdat 3:12: Mo talks about his early years and his career at Google 7:59: Money was not the solution to Mo's problems 11:18: Mo's happiness equation 21:20: Mo speaks on the death of his son due to medical malpractice 29:48: You stop getting happier with pay increases after you start making the median income of your country of residence 34:50: Advancement in AI (artificial intelligence) is the true pandemic facing humanity 36:50: Mo's dichotomy with AI 40:23: Will AI become sentient? Resources: ( (Mo on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Oct 5

49 min 2 sec

Nick Nanton sits down with Gino Wickman, creator of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the founder of EOS Worldwide. EOS Worldwide helps tens of thousands of businesses implement EOS (a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness) with the aid of an international team of over 350 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are over 100,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide. An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?, which have sold more than one million copies. Gino is now devoting time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap, which is why he created Entrepreneurial Leap. The mission of Entrepreneurial Leap is to find all of the entrepreneurs-in-the-making, at any age, wherever they are—to help them realize their purpose and live the life they were born to live. Timestamps:1:06: A brief bio on Gino Wickman 2:12: Gino explains when he first realized that he was an entrepreneur 3:40: Gino's 6 essential traits of an entrepreneur 6:22: "Every entrepreneur who went to college said they would probably study something different if they had to do it all over" 12:45: Trait 1 - Visionary 18:24: Trait 2 - Passionate 22:56: Trait 3 - Problem Solver 25:48: Trait 4 - Driven 39:28: Trait 5 - Risk Taker 43:14: Trait 6 - Responsible 45:45: Can you be genetically incapable of taking on responsibility? 49:10: The challenging characteristics that come with being an entrepreneur Resources:Entrepreneurial Leap is available to (Order on Amazon) Visit to Take the (Free Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Assessment) Subscribe to the (Entrepreneurial Leap YouTube Channel) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Nov 10

56 min 57 sec

Nick Nanton sits down with Chris Swanson, the Sheriff of Genesee County, Michigan, and founder of the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST). Sheriff Swanson is a career police officer with experience spanning more than two decades and has served in a range of positions, including corrections, patrol, narcotics, criminal investigation, death investigation, and command operations. Some of his most notable assignments include being part of the executive protection for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Vice Presidents Gore, Cheney and Biden. Sheriff Swanson received national attention in 2020 during the George Floyd protests when he removed his riot gear and marched with protesters. Sheriff Swanson also founded the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (dubbed GHOST) in 2018, which is a specialized unit of officers who combat crimes of human trafficking and drug offenses throughout southeast Michigan. He has made it his mission to change the perception of law enforcement by focusing not just on protecting and serving, but also unifying. Timestamps:1:11: A brief introduction 1:49: Sheriff Swanson discusses how he keeps a positive outlook while dealing with bad people and stressful situations 3:48: The death of George Floyd, It's effect on Genesee County, and Sheriff Swansons viral effort to lead by example 17:17: Why Sheriff Swanson changed his poilce force's motto to ' Protect, Serve and Unify' and how he follows through 22:03: Sheriff Swanson speaks about his work educating inmates with his Ignite Program 30:24: Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team, aka G.H.O.S.T. 40:19: What's next for Sheriff Swanson and his fight against Human Trafficking 43:23: Where to learn more about Sheriff Chris Swanson and the work he is dong Resources: (Sheriff Christopher R. Swanson) (Sheriff Swanson on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton: (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter) (LinkedIn) (YouTube)

Nov 12

45 min 8 sec