5 Questions with Frank Mengert

Frank B. Mengert

5 Questions with Frank Mengert was born out of my quest to change the perception of what we see on social media and what real life is all about. Life is not all about models, bottles, boats, jets, fashion, and people showing off stacks of cash.

As someone who is working on his 4th company, I've ridden the rollercoaster of being an entrepreneur while also having the experience of having been an intrapreneur working for corporate.

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Thank you for hitting that play button. I am so excited to launch 5 Questions with Frank Mengert. This podcast was born out of my quest to change the perception of what we see on social media and what real life is all about. Life is not all about models, bottles, boats, jets, fashion, and people showing off stacks of cash. As someone who is working on his 4th company, I've ridden the rollercoaster of being an entrepreneur while also having the experience of having been an intrapreneur working for corporate. This podcast will show you a look into the lives of people just like you. People who you can relate to - who have been where you have been and who are now where you might aspire to be someday. If someone else had done it before you, there is a way for you to achieve those goals. If you are feeling stuck or have hit that wall. Tune in to hear about how others have been successful overcoming challenges to conquer their desires. Each week you’ll hear from a new guest with a relatable story to tell and actionable advice you can implement immediately. I’m excited to bring you into their lives and welcome your feedback. Please visit www.5questionswithfrank.com for more information or to recommend a guest on the show. Thanks again.

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Mar 2020

1 min 10 sec

David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! David and I talk about his journey of failures and successes, key advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, what keeps him driven, the importance of your time and a prediction into the future that includes AI and the impact it will have on businesses. In his early 20s, David Meltzer quickly rose to the top of his game in the business world, becoming a millionaire. David lectured around the globe and saw rapid success in every business project he touched. But something was missing, and in his 30s as a multimillionaire, he went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized, in order to revive and thrive, he needed to codify what had made him successful in the first place. He has since emerged to realize even more rewarding heights of success in business and life. David Meltzer has created a platform that uses four overarching principles—gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication—and these principles have allowed him to communicate and mentor everyone from college students to c-suite executives. These four principles in everyday practice allow David to live by his mission to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.” LINKS: https://dmeltzer.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmeltzer2/ (LinkedIn) | https://www.instagram.com/davidmeltzer/ (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/davidmeltzer (YouTube) | https://twitter.com/davidmeltzer (Twitter )| https://www.facebook.com/davidmeltzer11 (Facebook) | https://www.entrepreneur.com/listen/playbook (Podcast) David's book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1260452611/ (Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies From The Biggest Names In Sports 1st Edition) https://lessons.dmeltzer.com/courses/davidmeltzer (Free course from David) If you have a question for David, please https://forms.gle/WbwB1jxeoXguw6Zx9 (submit it here.)

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Apr 2020

20 min 10 sec

In episode two, I have Keenan, CEO and President of A Sales Guy. He’s changing the game of sales and is known across the nation for his no-nonsense approach to Gap Selling, he even wrote a book on it. He drops a bomb on the importance of being honest with ourselves, the wrong way to look at the sales process and the future of the sales industry, which will surprise many of you. He’s been selling something to someone for his entire life. He’s been teaching and coaching almost as long. With over 20 years of sales experience, which he’ll tell you he doesn’t give a shit about, Keenan has been influencing, learning from and shaping the world of sales for a long time. Finder of the elephant in the room, Keenan calls it as he sees it and lets nothing or no one go unnoticed. Links: Keenan's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Gap-Selling-Problem-Centric-Everything-Relationships/dp/1732891001/ (Gap Selling) Connect with Keenan: https://www.asalesguy.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimkeenan/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.instagram.com/keenan_redplaid/ (Instagram )| https://twitter.com/keenan (Twitter )| https://www.youtube.com/user/asalesguyconsulting (YouTube) https://www.asalesguy.com/a-sales-guy-u/sales-resources-ebooks/ (Helpful Resources / Videos / eBooks)

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Apr 2020

12 min 57 sec

Claude Silver is an emotional optimist, coach, manager, and mentor. As the first ever Chief Heart Officer it is her great honor to lead at VaynerMedia where she works for 800 Humans, and is in touch with the heartbeat of every single person in the company. Her role is to infuse the Agency with Empathy. It's her purpose. Culture is a texture. It’s a vibe. A feel. And culture is alive. It’s definitely not one or two-dimensional, she thinks culture is very three-dimensional. Culture is, in a nutshell, the heartbeat for her. It is something that absolutely lights up an entire system — if it is in place, and if it is thriving. In this episode we talk about what it means to actively listen, her road to landing the role where she leads Gary Vaynerchuk's organization with kindness and empathy, her advice for anyone feeling stuck in life, what keeps her fired up each day and her goal to make this world a better place. Get in touch with Claude: https://www.linkedin.com/in/casilver/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.claudesilver.com/ (Website) | https://anchor.fm/thesilverliningpodcast (Podcast) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/casilver/ (Instagram )| https://twitter.com/claudesilver (Twitter )| https://medium.com/@claudesilver (Medium )|

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Apr 2020

23 min 14 sec

JJ Birden is a former NFL wide receiver who took his success on the field after nine seasons and turned it to success off the field as an entrepreneur and transformational speaker. He shares his failures and accomplishments making the transition that many former pro-athletes just never do. We also talk about his thoughts on having a mentor, seizing opportunities and the importance of being a master of your craft. To appreciate the Hero’s Journey that is JJ Birden’s life, you must first know a few important facts: Less than 6% of high school seniors go on to play college football Of the 150,000 draft-eligible college football players, only 253 (less than 1%) are selected in the NFL draft The average NFL career is less than 2 years The average NFL player is 6’2, 245 lbs. JJ played in the NFL for nine years at 5'10 157 lbs! The odds of making it to the NFL are staggering. The odds of staying in the NFL are even more amazing. The odds of doing both are the most astronomical of all when you’re undersized and play one of the sport’s most physical positions. Good thing JJ Birden never cared about the odds of success. Despite being the #1 high school wide receiver in Oregon, JJ didn’t receive a single D1 scholarship offer. He was fast enough for sure, but at 5’9 and 133 lbs., JJ was just too small to play with the big boys. At least that’s what the naysayers thought; JJ knew he was good enough, and he set his mind to achieving the impossible. All he needed was an opportunity, no matter how small, even if it meant making his own. Contact JJ Birden: https://www.jjbirden.com/ (website )| http://www.facebook.com/jjbirdenonline (facebook )| http://www.instagram.com/jjbirden (instagram )| http://www.linkedin.com/in/jjbirden/ (linkedin )| http://www.youtube.com/birden88 (youtube )| http://www.twitter.com/jjbirden (twitter)

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Apr 2020

18 min

On this episode, I introduce you to Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union a B2B digital marketing agency based in Brooklyn, New York. We get into the huge risk he took to take his side hustle to his main hustle and his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs, the importance of communication and listening, why you need to be versatile in business and strategy as well as his thoughts on creating your own future. Joe is a business strategist, marketing expert, and certified Google trainer who enjoys speaking and writing about marketing, business networking, and personal development in his seminars, webinars, and articles. He's also the host of the popular podcast, The Breakthrough Maze, where he coaches entrepreneurs on how to go from frustration to mojovation and he's the producer of Growtime.tv and has published over 500 Mojovational Street Talk videos on YouTube. He's a contributing member of the National Speakers Association, a group of over 4,000 speakers in the U.S. and he's an active member of Executives Association, a premiere business networking organization in New York City. Joe lost 95 pounds and kept it off, and he also wrote a book about it. He's a selfie master, taking over 1,000 selfies every year with entrepreneurs and with that he makes hundreds of introductions to business professionals in his network. Joe is proud of all his accomplishments, but most of all he is proud of his purpose, his beautiful amazing kids, all five of them.  Contact Joe: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/ (website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeapfelbaum/ (linkedin )| https://twitter.com/joeapfelbaum (twitter )| https://www.instagram.com/joeapfelbaum/ (instagram )| https://www.facebook.com/groups/mojovation/ (facebook group) | http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/category/the-breakthrough-maze/ (podcast )| https://www.amazon.com/High-Energy-Secrets-pounds-higher/dp/1948363003/ (book)

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Apr 2020

25 min 3 sec

This episode features a man on a mission to change the way we look at entrepreneurship, Ronnell Richards. He's got a track record of building businesses and building the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and sales leaders. We talk about his early days starting out, coaches and mentors, being humbled by life and his greatest gift as an entrepreneur... The 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐦 to be able to make time for his family. Everything else is secondary. This man is truly living a fulfilled life and you can tell his mission is to put an end to what he calls: 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐧. CONTACT RONNELL: http://www.ronnellrichards.com/ (website )| https://anchor.fm/ronnell-richards/episodes/Introducing-The-Business-And-Bourbon-Podcast-Network-and-People-In-Packaging-e47j49 (podcast)| https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronnellrichards/ (linkedin )| https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG2DBfFZgTnnB6nm_9CIB8Q (youtube )| https://twitter.com/ImABizMan (twitter )| https://www.instagram.com/imabusiness.man/ (instagram)

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Apr 2020

34 min 48 sec

My guest today wrote THE book on branding. David Brier is an authority on making sure your brand is unmistakable and impossible to be ignored. We get into what a brand really is and what it means. David talks about the importance of crafting a brand story BEFORE you just start marketing and gives us his thoughts on what a logo should mean for an organization plus what companies are doing wrong. What if you could tap into the exact brand strategies that have generated over $1B in sales? (and continue to generate millions in revenue everyday for companies across the globe?) As a brand, you're either understood or misunderstood. There's no in-between. As a brand, your value is obvious or you've lost the sale (often to inferior brands with superior branding). As a brand, your value and relevance are clear or you're being pigeonholed either adding to the noise out there or rising above the noise. The brand strategies David uses eliminate the wasteful tactics, the lost sales, and the confusing messages brands put out every day. The fact is "Great brands are made." And every day, millions (literally) of dollars in revenue are made by clients (from startups to established brands) using the branding and design solutions he creates exclusively and their application of the insights he helps them learn and implement. David is a branding veteran who for over three decades has provided branding strategies, brand identities and package design for startups, retail, technology, and tourism brands. His work's been featured in ADWEEK, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, New York Times magazine, INC., Communication Arts and numerous other publications. He has helped build the brands of the New York City Ballet, Revlon, Estée Lauder, Botanical Bakery, Coco Polo, Legacy Chocolates, The New York Times magazine, Sunbelt Software, KnowBe4.com and many regional and local companies as well as several cities. David is also the author of the bestseller Brand Intervention: 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have into the Brand You Need which has called "the branding bible."  CONTACT DAVID: https://www.amazon.com/Brand-Intervention-Steps-Transform-Have/dp/0999529706 (David's Book) | https://www.risingabovethenoise.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbrier/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.youtube.com/user/headmusik (YouTube) | https://www.instagram.com/risingabovethenoise/ (Instagram )| https://twitter.com/davidbrier (Twitter)

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Apr 2020

34 min 57 sec

Today my guest is Mary Henderson. A personal branding expert and coach. If you think that a personal brand is all about values, authenticity or story telling and showing up on social media – you have got it all wrong. Mary has solid and actionable advice she shares to commercialize your brand plus a prediction into the future you’d never expect from a branding expert. WHAT SHE DOES: Helps Coaches, Consultants & Corporate Professionals commercialize their Personal Brand so they can monetize their expertise and become industry experts online and offline. WHY IT MATTERS: In today’s digital economy, your Personal Brand is the ONE thing nobody else can BE or replicate, especially if you’re a Business Coach, Consultant or Solo Business Owner. People are buying YOU (i.e. Personal Brand) as much as the products or services your provide. WHAT MAKES HER UNIQUE: You can take the girl out of tech, but you can’t take the tech out of the girl! She grew up professionally in the IT industry and tech and algorithms are in her blood. As a result, She’s developed a unique, proprietary algorithm around Personal Branding that helps you get clear on - what you do (your uniqueness) , who you serve (your target audience), what you stand for (your mission), what you promise (your authority). HER STORY: Having spent the past 14 years both creating and running her own digital agency, along with working as a Coach & Consultant for clients such as Open Universities, UNSW, Entrepreneurs & Coaches, she has a unique perspective & passion for the importance of Personal Branding in today’s marketplace. HOW IT WORKS: She has an online coaching program, 1:1 private coaching, group workshops, consulting. READY TO TALK? https://www.maryhendersoncoaching.com/ (website) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhendersoncoaching/ (LInkedIn) | https://www.instagram.com/maryhendersoncoaching (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBmvK5EIyWeieqYlopUti-w (YouTube) | https://www.facebook.com/maryhenderson6figureexpert/ (Facebook)

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Apr 2020

21 min 19 sec

Joining us today is Ben Azadi an authority on the Keto Diet who hit rock bottom and how he decided to take responsibility of his mental and physical health which led him onto the path of running a global brand, Keto Kamp. He shares how he has become a victor of his future and not a victim of his past providing actionable advice to those struggling with their mental and physical health. Ben is on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. He's the author of three best-selling books, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Ben has been the go-to source for intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet. He is known as ‘The Health Detective’ because he investigates dysfunction, and educates, not medicate, to bring the body back to normal function. For a free trial to Keto Kamp, https://ketokamp.clickfunnels.com/optin32948521 (click here.) CONTACT BEN: http://www.benazadi.com/ (website) | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUh_MOM621MvpW_HLtfkLyQ?sub_confirmation=1 (YouTube) | https://www.instagram.com/thebenazadi/ (Instagram) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-azadi-b7122323/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.facebook.com/thebenazadi/ (Facebook) | https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ben-azadi/the-keto-kamp-podcast-with-ben-azadi (Podcast) | https://www.amazon.com/Ben-Azadi/e/B0786PXW5R (Book)

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Apr 2020

23 min 41 sec

Joining us today is Abdurahman Afia the co-founder and managing partner of i2iCorporate. He's man whose religious decision left him homeless at 18. His story of perseverance took him from the UK to Saudi Arabia which was filled with risk and the sheer desire to succeed. Abdurahman's story is an inspiration to all of us who have had to make life-changing decisions in our lives. This is one of my favorite episodes yet. Abdurahman is a British expat who has been living in Saudi Arabia for nearly 20 years. An MBA holder with extensive experience managing cross-cultural and multi-generational teams, he is also the founder of Insights with Afia, a management consulting firm leveraging his considerable regional experience to provide leadership development coaching that yields a 10x ROI for medium-sized companies and large corporations. Connect with him: https://www.i2icorporate.com/ (Website) | https://sa.linkedin.com/in/afia (LinkedIn )| https://www.instagram.com/abdurahman.afia/ (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiocgKhWIFCMfO2eaUjVq4A (YouTube) | https://twitter.com/AbdurahmanAfia (Twitter)

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May 2020

32 min 30 sec

With us today is Chantel Soumis who runs the national marketing agency, Stardust Creative. In her mid-twenties, after giving birth to her baby boy, she started to lose her eyesight. In between jobs with no health insurance she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She soon lost her ability to walk and answer the simplest questions. But that didn’t stop her and today her mission is advocating for the differently-abled across the globe. Chantel shares her mission of hope with us and how her experience has helped her find the true meaning of happiness. Contact Chantel: http://www.chantelsoumis.com/ (Website) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantelsoumis (LinkedIn )| https://www.instagram.com/chantelsoumis (Instagram) | https://twitter.com/MarcomChantel (Twitter)

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May 2020

22 min 40 sec

Dropping some knowledge for us all today is Michael David Chapman a master in business growth and brand explosion. When he had just passed 40 years old, Michael hit the reset button on his life when most people would be petrified to. He figured he could stay stuck, deep rooted in his fears, or make the move and live life according to his terms. Michael has uncovered ways to help men break through internal issues and transform after recognizing his own faults, he chooses to use the knowledge to help build other up. He also has build a successful business helping brands unlock the power of LinkedIn by building brands you can trust. Connect with MDC on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdcbizminister/ (LinkedIn), his platform of choice.

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May 2020

24 min 14 sec

Today I have Carrie Bohlig. She's a full-time parent and part-time entrepreneur and living the life she chooses with the freedom to enjoy doing what she loves. Carrie is quick to admit, there is no such thing as an overnight success, and has built a business where she now teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their side hustle into a main hustle with her company Tandem Consulting. She and her husband, Craig Clickner, coach human beings with the drive & ambition to do more outside of their career but need access to people at a higher level to be able to achieve their bigger vision. In the side gig economy, many want to start a side hustle but have the same question: "I don't have a big, scaleable idea!", "I don't have a lot of monetary resources" or "I don't know where to start." Tandem Consulting supports aspiring business owners from diverse professional backgrounds with over $5MM in annual global revenues & extensive experience coaching individuals.  They provide a unique combination of 1 on 1 mentorship in addition to providing systems. They help their partners launch & scale their own business as a side hustle remotely outside of their full-time career.  They have helped many professionals scale-out of corporate all together as a result of developing ongoing income. Their emphasis is on leadership development, communication skills, personal financial management, & most importantly foundational mindset to effectively scale a business. Learn more about Carrie: https://mindsetforsuccess.org/ (Website) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebohlig/ (LinkedIn) | https://www.instagram.com/carriebohlig/ (Instagram)

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May 2020

23 min 14 sec

Dropping some knowledge on us today is five-time TedX speaker Bobby Umar. A one time lost leader who tried a little bit of a lot of things during the course of his career and couldn’t find that one thing that lit his fire – Bobby looked inward and found his passion was right there all along. Find out how he found his “why” and uses it to change lives across the globe. Bobby is an inspirational speaker, coach, and one of the most prolific advocates of heart-based leadership in North America. Inc Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers, alongside such noteworthy giants as Richard Branson, Brené Brown and John Maxwell. Bobby is a 5x TEDx speaker, and one of the top social media influencers in the world, with over half a million followers. Connect with Bobby: https://www.raeallan.com/ (Website) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbyumar (LinkedIn) | https://twitter.com/raehanbobby (Twitter )| http://instagram.com/raehanbobby (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCID06UGjwRUXGq7PdEJOJ4A (YouTube)

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May 2020

21 min 13 sec

Popping by the show today is one of the first video creators to grace the LinkedIn platform. Brian Schulman, the Founder & CEO of Voice Your Vibe. He opens with a heartfelt message from his daughter that will leave you all in tears. Brian was born fighting for his life as a preemie and won his battle with Tourette’s and he shares with us how he now fights for positivity in this world and his mission to inspire change. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianschulman/ (Connect with Brian)

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May 2020

29 min 15 sec

My guest today specializes in Social Media Marketing and Viral Video Production. Shay Rowbottom is the CEO of Shay Rowbottom Marketing a firm that turns busy executives into content creating geniuses. Since joining the LinkedIn platform in May of 2018, Shay has grown her following to almost 300,000. She's garnered billions of views on her content, and the content of her clients. Now, she's ready to share her strategies, with you, and produce the same kinds of results for your brand. Connect with Shay: https://www.shayrowbottom.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/shayrowbottom/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.facebook.com/groups/207191563199354 (Facebook Group) | https://www.instagram.com/shayrowbottom (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/shayrowbottom (YouTube)

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Jun 2020

15 min 54 sec

Today my guest is Amy Blashka, a social media ghostwriter and active writer for Forbes. She helps leaders craft their stories to communicate better. We talk about her journey to a career, many don’t even know exists and she shares how important it is to tell your story and why you should stop hiding. Tune in to find out what that means. CONNECT WITH AMY: https://www.amyblaschka.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyblaschka/ (LinkedIn) | http://instagram.com/amyblaschka (Instagram) | https://twitter.com/amyblaschka (Twitter)

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Jun 2020

18 min 22 sec

My guest today is Craig Clickner, he works with aspiring entrepreneurs to create a clear vision for success. Craig went from working for corporate managing 100 million dollar portfolios living comfortably and slowly made the risky transition to turn his side hustle into his main hustle. Today he lives on his own terms and is fully in control of his own destiny. Tune in to hear about Craig's journey, the risks he took and the advice he has for anyone looking to take the entrepreneurial leap. Connect with Craig: https://mindsetforsuccess.org/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-clickner/ (LinkedIn)

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Jun 2020

32 min 22 sec

If you want to take advantage of one of the most underrated social platforms for business, you need to get to know my guest, Judi Fox. She works with brands to help them master LinkedIn and position themselves as an authority and thought-leader in their niche. Judi has the brains to back this all up too. She's got her degree in Chemical Engineering and her masters in sustainable management and business. Learn More about Judi: https://www.judifox.com/ (Website) | http://www.linkedin.com/in/judiwfox (LinkedIn) | http://instagram.com/judifoxrocks (Instagram) | https://www.facebook.com/judiwfox (Facebook) | https://www.youtube.com/JudiFox (YouTube)

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Jun 2020

28 min 44 sec

Hopping on the show today is Richard Moore a successful businessman who went from working 60+ hour weeks building something for someone else and decided it was time to build something for himself. It's not easy to go from a guaranteed paycheck to making your own paycheck, especially at the time Richard took that leap. It was one of the craziest times of his life, but he knew it was now or never. Anyone feeling like they can't make that leap needs to hear his story. Connect with Richard: https://therichardmoore.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardjamesmoore/ (LInkedIn )| http://instagram.com/The.Richard.Moore (Instagram) | https://www.facebook.com/RichardMooreFanpage/ (Facebook Group) | https://www.youtube.com/c/richardmooreofficial (YouTube)

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Jul 2020

28 min 57 sec

Alana and Jacob Blumenstein run KidsRead2Kids.com a website that inspires and empowers young readers. They are on a mission to bring joy and confidence back to the struggling reader. This family has turned reading disabilities upside down and brought the fun back into learning through storytelling. Such a passion-filled episode you'll surely enjoy. Please connect with them and help support their cause: Website: https://kidsread2kids.com/ (https://kidsread2kids.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidsread2kids (https://www.facebook.com/kidsread2kids) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kidsread2kids (https://www.instagram.com/kidsread2kids) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/kidsread2kids (https://www.youtube.com/c/kidsread2kids)

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Jul 2020

31 min 30 sec

My guest today is Mike Ranfone, a high-performance coach and consultant who helps individuals align their attention and behaviors to maximize output and results. For almost the past decade, I've worked with Mike to align my fitness and nutrition goals and change my lifestyle. Today we talk about how he turned a successful in-person business into an online coaching program that has achieve massive success across the nation. Mike shares what is working with the industry and what isn't. Some key points anyone looking to level up need to hear. You can find Mike through his website https://michaelranfone.com/ (here) He's also producing daily content on Instagram

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Jul 2020

15 min 2 sec

Joining us today is someone who will make you think twice about complaining. Sean Callagy is a successful lawyer and Co-Founder of UnBlinded, a global organization changing the sales game. The exciting thing about Sean isn't the fact that he's legally blind, and still doing these amazing things in his life, but that his vision extends beyond his eyesight. It's bigger than physically seeing something. Listen in to his story. Connect with him here: https://unblindedmastery.com/ (Website) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/seancallagy/ (LinkedIn) | https://www.instagram.com/seanrcallagy/ (Instagram )| https://www.youtube.com/user/SeanCallagyLaw (YouTube)

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Jul 2020

26 min 18 sec

Joining the show today is Casanova Brooks, the founder and CEO of DreamNation Academy. His story of hitting rock bottom starts the year he lost his house, his job, and his mother. But he decided that enough was enough and took control back of his life, living by his design. This story could be the one that changes your life forever. Connect with Casanova: https://www.casanovabrooks.com/ (website) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/casanovabrooks1/ (LinkedIn) | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGnHDWZuzho (YouTube) | https://www.instagram.com/casanova_brooks/ (Instagram)

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Aug 2020

30 min 24 sec

Can the ability to be an entrepreneur live in your DNA? Are we born with it? Can it be taught? My guest today is Travis "2Tallin" Huff the CEO of Realtime Outsource. As a kid he always possessed an entrepreneurial spirit but did he know that would always be his path? Him and I get into what it means to be a business. We get into his journey, his side-hustles and advice for those looking to put their foot on the gas and go all in on their main hustle. Find Travis: https://www.realtimeoutsource.com/ (website )| https://www.instagram.com/2tallin/ (Instagram )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/travishuff/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.youtube.com/c/TravisHuff (YouTube)

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Aug 2020

40 min 29 sec

It's not often you get to meet a "stranger" you just immediately feel comfortable and safe with. My guest today does exactly that. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAZvtiEBiJVfflZhYKODHHpS3NIXPO2B9js (Lila Smith) is the creator of the Say Things Better method of intentional communication and the world's only certified YouMap coach who specializes in communication. You might also know her from the viral https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=10tips10days&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6709409124947386368 (#10Tips10Days) challenge she helped create One of the biggest things many of us struggle with, in our personal and professional lives is communication. You’ll love the advice she shares which is practical and makes perfect sense. She talks about giving of yourself generously. Lila also tells the story of how she gave up her acting career - I don't want to spoil it but her reason might ignite a fire in your procrastination.

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Sep 2020

39 min 17 sec

Although he's struggled with plenty of adversity in his own life, my guest today Jordan Mendoza, chooses to use that as a way to live life with gratitude. Seeing other's adversity also has given him a different perspective on life. With over 25 years of experience in sales and training, Jordan has interacted with people all across the nation. His story will give you a new outlook on your own life. Connect with Jordan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanjmendoza/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.instagram.com/jordanjmendoza/ (Instagram )| https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail (Podcast)

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Sep 2020

37 min 33 sec

Joining the show today is Scott Aaron affectionately known as the Human Connection Expert. Scott is the creator of Linked Leads Generation. Early in life, at the age of 24, he became a millionaire. Through a series of mistakes, he found himself buried in debt. Following a bankruptcy and driven by the will to find success again, Scott is here to tell the comeback story. Connect with Scott: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottaaroncoach/ (LinkedIn )| https://scottaaron.net/ (Website )| https://www.facebook.com/groups/linkedinleadsforlife/ (Facebook )| https://networkacademy.kartra.com/page/OptimizeLinkedin (Free LinkedIn Guide)

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Oct 2020

47 min 42 sec

18 months ago, I started to question everything about my company that I had worked so hard to build. It was like I had hit a brick wall. My business was booming, an awesome team, year over year growth, profits on the rise - everything a successful company needs. But I felt like it was all going to come crashing down sooner or later. We were no longer this small company and I was worried I wasn’t doing the right things to continue this upward trajectory we were on. I turned to my trusted circle: Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with what I was feeling. Almost everyone recommended the Entrepreneurial Operating System. They also told me if I was going to take it seriously to reach out to Ben Berman, Certified EOS Implementer. When I tell you, it was the absolute best business decision I have made (ever) – it’s an understatement. Kicking off Season 4, on 𝟓 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤 🎙️, I give you a glimpse into the brain behind it all as I have an open and honest conversation with Ben. Ben is the real deal and if you have a business that you want to take to the next level, this is the guy to help you do that. More about Ben: https://www.o4g.com/ (website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/createaselfmanagingbusiness/ (linkedin )| https://implementer.eosworldwide.com/us-implementers/listing/berman-benjamin (EOS)

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Oct 2020

34 min 14 sec

There about 170 million individuals covered by private health insurance. The average annual premium for employer-sponsored health insurance is roughly $20,576 for a family of four and $7,188 for an individual. That’s a 54% increase from 10 years ago. Employers can no longer sustain these increases. The short-term fixes of raising copays, deductibles and other costs year of year just don’t cut it. Shifting the costs to the employees has become a burden that is crushing organizations. Guess what? In some cases, when the premium is higher – the person selling the insurance gets paid MORE. Yup, you read that right. They get compensated for delivering bad news and horrible rate increases to their clients. Imagine that. However, not everyone is status quo. My guest today is Daniel Corliss, Chief Executive Manager, at Stimulus for Business Initiative, and the Founding Partner of Business Stimulus Partners. He is on a mission to challenge that status quo and has put together a partnership with some best-in-class health plan partners to make a real difference in the cost of care. This idea was conceived out of chaos during the COVID-19 crisis knowing employers are suffering from revenue reductions, production slow-downs and shutdowns. As an employer who has constantly struggled with putting together a comprehensive benefits package for my team and being able to make it affordable, it’s impressive to see what he is doing. Such an important topic and I’m really excited to share some of what he’s up to. CONNECT WITH DANIEL: https://www.stimulus4business.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-corliss-374b75105/ (LinkedIn )

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Nov 2020

32 min 1 sec

Today I want you to imagine that you are a startup founder, you have a successful exit and go in for round two with a new venture. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out this time and you go flat broke. You've also got a baby on the way (mad bills to pay) What do you do? Well if you’re my guest, John Marty, you apply for 150 jobs, get no response – and take a job at Best Buy for $12 an hour. See how he ends up in today’s episode. CONNECT WITH JOHN: https://www.johnandtim.com/ (Website )| http://www.youtube.com/c/JohnMarty-uncommon (YouTube )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnrmarty/ (LinkedIn )|

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Nov 2020

31 min 41 sec

This is for all my peeps on this platform looking for a job. This is for all my employers looking for talent. Today on this episode of I intentionally brought on my main man https://www.linkedin.com/feed/# (Jordan Gaspari). He's the founder of https://www.linkedin.com/feed/# (Exclusent, Inc.), a company that takes a quality, not quantity approach when it comes to recruiting. I was drawn to Jordan through the passion he has in his content creation on LinkedIn, which is all about education and guidance for job seekers. We have a really open conversation about the current state of the market and industry-specific trends. Jordan drops some awesome tips for what job seekers should be doing RIGHT NOW and advice to stand out. He's such a good dude with so much to share. We had a lot of fun doing this and might do a #LinkedInLive soon to take some Q&A from my network. CONNECT WITH JORDAN: https://exclusent.com/ (website )| https://www.linkedin.com/company/exclusent/ (linkedin )| https://www.facebook.com/Exclusent-Inc-127093225354339/ (facebook)

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Nov 2020

27 min 1 sec

If you've ever wanted to create a newsletter but didn't know where to start, my guest today will help you on that journey. Codie Sanchez is the brains behind the wildly popular Contrarian Thinking newsletter, which she has grown to over 100K subscribers in less than 12 months. She shares some amazing advice on ways you can be successful with your newsletter right from the start and build an audience where you are the authority. You can find Codie across all social channels: https://www.codiesanchez.com/ (Website )| https://www.linkedin.com/in/codiesanchez/ (LinkedIn )| https://www.instagram.com/codiesanchez (Instagram )| https://contrarianthinking.substack.com/ (Contrarian Thinking) | https://twitter.com/codie_sanchez (Twitter)

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Dec 2020

22 min 32 sec

Finding success on LinkedIn in 2018 is a bit different trying to find success on LinkedIn as we move into 2021. So much has changed, more users, more content, dwell time, that frigging algorithm everyone blames. However, one guy seems to have it figured out. Meet Jonathan Palmar, the Chief Experience Officer at Shay Rowbottom Marketing who I had the pleasure of speaking with on the show. A short, fat kid who was bullied as a child which led to a serious lack of confidence – he took some inspiration from the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and The Rock – he became a wrestler after hitting a growth spurt. Today, at 6’ 2” Jon isn’t someone I’d mess with in a dark alley. Sharing his stories and just being a pretty awesome dude all around, Jon has catapulted here in LinkedIn with a massive following of over 70K followers in just a few short months. His content is getting over 20K views on average and he is sharing all of his advice with those who check out his content. Jon and I talk about his journey to getting started creating content and his advice for anyone out here looking to create truly unforgettable content themselves. He also shares three pieces of advice people can use TODAY. Make sure you are following him https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanpalmar/ (here).

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Dec 2020

35 min 44 sec