JimJim's Reinvention Revolution Podcast

JimJim

Explore the process of reinvention in the digital age as it relates to career, creativity and technology impact on daily life.

Interview with professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives who have reimagined success and are making a pivot.

All Episodes

#jimjimsreinventionrevolution #theseocohort #ryanmorgan Ryan Morgan is an SEO expert and family man who's passionate about sharing his digital marketing skills with others. Listen to JJRR 88 as Ryan shares how a post covid world effected digital marketing agencies so severely that it led him to "career burnout." Discovering entrepreneurship as a remedy, Ryan is now founder of The SEO Cohort, a peer based SEO training program which is fueling his passion for teaching and supporting his family lifestyle. https://theseocohort.com/ https://swelldgtl.com/ https://answerthepublic.com/ https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources 06:49s SEO - search engine optimization: constantly evolving 11:27s How search engines have changed over time – from text to multimedia / structured data 15:50s Where to start with SEO – High quality content: original, unique, valuable 17:45s Focus on high value pages 20:08s After quality content 2nd most important thing for SEO is user experience 22:25s Biggest mistake business owners make is writing from their perspective, not customers 26:27s Google autofill technique for discovering highly searched inquirys 29:01s The SEO Cohort: mentorship and peer based learning 32:46s Ryan’s entrepreneurial journey  - post Covid agency burnout 39:02s Joining a new agency thinking it would be different this time 41:12s Founding his own digital marketing agency Swelldgtl.com 43:21s The importance of lifestyle design that comes with entrepreneurship 48:50s Ryan’s discovery of tech early on through his father’s teaching passion 55:14s The power of following your passion, how to do more of what makes you happy “The words that I would suggest are original content, unique content, valuable content…If you can do that you’re already going to be ahead of the game.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Nov 18

1 hr

#jimjimsreinventionrevolution #mariealessi #grief  Marie Alessi is an influencer / speaker / coach who's growing movement around grief is helping others love life after loss. Listen to JJRR 87 as Marie shares how her life changed instantly when she got the call her husband Rob had suddenly passed (age 45). In her "prime" of life and with 2 kids, Marie was able to turn her grief journey into a healing journey in contrast to common societal norms. Now author / founder of Loving Life After Loss, her book and movement are helping others heal. update Marie Alessi - Loving Life after Loss - Marie Alessi https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources 08:08s Having your husband die from an aneurism away on a business trip 10:16s Needing peace and quite and having a nervous breakdown 13:01s What does grief mean to you?  Empowerment! 14:56s People need empathy not sympathy 16:45s Closing the doors on her coaching business, without clarity for what’s next 19:04s Traveling around the world for 2 months with her boys 19:48s Loving Life After Loss book spawns a movement 22:50s Loving Life After Loss grief consulting, the business 26:05s Building a movement on her own experience 32:40s The 5 stages of grief and who they’re for 36:48s Grief as a natural process, body response vs mind, healing vs. grieving 44:01s Building a global movement with tech in different markets 47:35s Separating what you’ve lost from whom you’ve lost 50:55s Putting yourself in a state of creation to battle despair “Sympathy keeps people stuck.  Empathy helps them to heal.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Oct 8

53 min 13 sec

#marioherger #jimjimsreinventionrevolution #futureangst  Mario Herger is a chemical engineer turned software engineer turned entrepreneur who's found his niche in innovation consulting and research. Listen to JJRR 86 as Mario describes how working with software while earning his PhD in chemical engineering spawned a career with SAP and brought him to silicon valley USA from his home in Vienna Austria. Now founder of Enterprise Garage, Mario spends his time infusing the culture of innovation into corporate businesses and governments around the world. Enterprise Garage - Bringing the Spirit of Silicon Valley to Your Company – Mario Herger, Author of Silicon-Valley-Mindset The Last Driver License Holder… – …has already been born. How Google, Tesla, Apple, Uber & Co will change our lives, cities and destroy jobs. And why this is good this way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUP6Z5voiS8 07:14s Future angst: being afraid of the tech future, odd for an engineering country (Germany) 12:45s Enterprise garage consulting: inspired by silicon valley startup culture 14:58s Starting a career with SAP in Germany and driving on the autobahn! 18:10s Learning how to manipulate diesel emissions (don’t tell anybody 😊) 21:50s Innovation Outposts: Co-locating facilities near technology and innovation culture 26:16s Leaving SAP to start Enterprise Garage Consulting 30:50s Find the title: “The last driver’s license holder has already been born” 38:14s Changing from ICE to EV to autonomous driving cars 45:25s The current electric vehicle landscape 49:25s Secondary effects of pandemic driving electric vehicle conversion 55:58s New electric vehicle competition expanding rapidly 01:03:52s Tackling your own future angst and staying open to new tech 01:09:32s Spend time with other disciplines / groups of people for discovery 01:12:12s Realizing that reinvention happens during turbulent times “You wanna try to understand what is this mindset that a startup brings on the  road and bring it into a big corporation.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Aug 20

1 hr 21 min

#safetywing  #jimjimsreinventionrevolution  #digitalnomad Sondre Rasch is a former government policy advisor turned tech founder who's latest passion is building a global social safety net for the growing legion of freelancers, digital nomads and global startups working remotely. Listen to JJRR 85 as Sondre describes how the frustratingly slow pace of change working in government inspired his first startup. Now Co-Founder and CEO of Safetywing, Sondre is building product on the borderline of government and insurance to benefit today's remote work lifestyle. https://safetywing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nomadcities/ https://www.umayavillage.com/ Get 5% off Safetywing Products with my link https://bit.ly/Safetywing5OFF Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off https://bit.ly/MGSGraphics150FF 12:34s Frustration working for the Norwegian government as the impetus for reinvention 15:57s Being a techie as a teenager gave insight into entrepreneurship 18:47s Wanting to provide benefits for worldwide team at first company leads to Safetywing 20:19s Why traditional insurance and health providers haven’t filled the niche 25:01s Use cases of a global social safety net 30:08s Where should a social safety net reside?  Within governments or the private sector? 32:34s Geographical countries need to move to competition model for internet companies 37:06s Evolution vs revolution, why Safetwing was not built on blockchain/cryptocurrency 40:47s Looking to add home country coverage for intracountry Nomads 43:18s Competition vs cooperation with governments and large corporations 48:27s Transition to internet and digital infrastructures 50:01s Secondary effects of remote work, specialized cities 54:22s The big choice: focusing on opportunities vs preventing change 56:38s Challenged by new technologies: crypto and machine learning 01:01:15s  Slow fundament knowledge vs fast changing knowledge “We’re on the borderline between insurance and government. In many countries the product we’re making is applied by the government.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://bit.ly/MGSGraphics150FF Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jul 6

1 hr 5 min

#thecockpitmethod #jimjimsreinventionrevolution #paulgreenld Paul Green is an airline pilot turned entrepreneur that discovered through the pandemic how his cockpit skills are needed now more than ever, even when he's not flying. Listen to JJRR 84 as Paul describes his personal turbulence at the start of the pandemic when his airline went belly up as the world shutdown. Not able to fly, a volunteering encounter provided the lightbulb moment Paul discovered his pilot training could be repurposed to stress management and wellness, spawning his new journey.    https://www.thecockpitmethod.com/ Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below. 06:40s The cockpit method – taking lessons from the cockpit and applying it business 08:20s Flight school requirements and having  the right aptitude 10:45s Volunteering during lockdown in the UK and meeting stressed out healthcare workers 14:27s Getting picked up by the BBC world service and making a splash in the media 16:56s Dreaming of being a pilot as a child and being told you’re not good enough 20:15s Chasing what you want but mitigating risk 21:31s Becoming a pilot and moving to Europe 23:10s Getting laid off in 2019 and then again during pandemic in 2020 26:00s Getting kicked to the curb without severance and losing last months wages 27:04s Going into lockdown and finding something to do 29:49s Defining transferrable skills and thinking ways to sell yourself 31:38s Researching / developing business skills 37:11s Flying with Covid, mask vs no mask 40:37s Boeing 737 Max, relying on automation vs flying the plane 45:05s Balancing continuing to fly with running the business 47:18s Embracing technology for streamlining processes 51:34s Leveraging Formula 1pit stop techniques for medical transport 53:20s  Paul’s biggest take away - It doesn’t matter “It was almost like a rite of passage, that if I’m going to set up my business I need to experience every single step of this entrepreneurs journey.” “Imagine being a pilot at 38,000ft halfway over the Atlantic when there’s an emergency.  You’re not gonna take the yoga mat out and start meditating.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jun 22

57 min 17 sec

#monicagoes #jimjimsreinventionrevolution #travel Monica Ortega is a host, actress, singer and line dance instructor who's passion for travel has helped her understand the power of pivoting. Listen to JJRR 83 as Monica describes how her travel channel was born and why her divorce and the pandemic provided clarity and inspiration for her new book The Power of Pivoting which shares her journey. Now helping others pivot with a purpose, Monica is creating masterminds and outdoor adventure experiences that embrace change and tackle facing fears. https://www.monicagoes.com/book https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1vFNhoPvunu-iQPy1lUgw Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below. 06:27s Ideating a book on pivoting and embracing change 08:05s Growing up fearing change, facing fears with travel 10:28s Dealing with change and realizing we’re continuously pivoting 11:36s Building out a mental health toolkit and setting goals 15:34s Pivoting with a Purpose Mastermind 6-week program 19:34s Being a type A person and combining it with woo woo LA / entertainment culture 23:01s Creating your dream show as an audition -  hosting a youtube travel show 26:48s Pivoting the travel channel to adventure vs travel 29:09s Facing fears on camera, white water rafting yikes! 31:50s Tips for being on camera 36:19s Building in time to your schedule to research and learn about technology 37:35s If you don’t like something you can leave, change is inevitable    “You kinda just gotta go with the flow. And let everything else go and see what happens.  I have way more fun in my life now.” “2020 was interesting because everybody is dealing with change and loss and pivoting became this really big word but the truth is we’re always pivoting.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jun 4

39 min 56 sec

#kaboomcollective #jimjimsreinventionrevolution #artseducation Liza Grossman is a visionary conductor who's passion is creating performance and production opportunities for students and contemporary artists. Listen to JJRR 82 as Liza describes how her new non-profit, Kaboom Collective, is innovating arts and entertainment education online. Focusing on producing creative marketable works, Liza has developed a collective of industry professionals and a multi-disciplinary curriculum making up the education you need to make it in today's digital A & E world. Kaboom Collective – The Education You Need to Make it Liza@kaboomcollective.org http://www.lizagrossman.com/ Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off  click here >> https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr 06:08s Setting up home studio for Kaboom Collective, reconfiguring our lives 07:26s Leaning into your art, the education you need to make it ™ 09:04s Kaboom Collective: students to creating marketable product with industry leaders 11:50s Building real world productions and artistic discovery 16:17s For ages 15 to 25 instrumentalists and composers, working with Brave Snow video games 18:15s Opening up multi-disciplinary projects / collaborations including animation 21:40s Digitally based, national reach collective for industry classes and productions 23:40s Industry classes on acoustics, video game scoring, producer 101, yoga and more 28:18s What’s needed now, Liza’s integrated approach to the arts 31:14s Starting out as a violaist, playing with the stars, and discovering productions 36:08s Working with the band Styx as production manager / tour director 37:18s Reaching out to Tommy Shaw’s manager 41:02s Styx with Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks 43:10s Working with partner Joe Weagraff 44:45s Advice for starting non-profits and origin story of naming Kaboom Collective 47:51s Funding Kaboom Collective with donors and student tuition 51:59s Realizing there is continued growth in everyone and to let it happen       “The idea of it is to provide an opportunity for our students to network with, learn from, work with and create marketable product with industry leaders from around the country.” “The collective is the online thinktank and everyone is the educator, and everyone is a contributor and everyone is an artist.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources    

May 11

55 min 16 sec

  #danborovik #bitcoin #jimjimsreinventionrevolution Cryptocurrency trading wizard Dan Borovik returns for an update on all things crypto. Listen to JJRR 81 as Dan shares why Crypto Cleveland came to a halt shortly after the 2018 Bitcoin bull run and how he pivoted through the ensuing crypto winter, doubling down on trading, developing his Lotus alert trading algorithm and founding a CBD company employing VeChain. We also touch on Coinbase going public, NFTs, Defi vs Cefi, and Elon Musk's obsession with Dogecoin as Dan's crypto views gain influence.   https://www.instagram.com/danborovik/ https://livecanna.com/ https://twitter.com/xBorovik Real Items Company blockchain verification anti-counterfeit labeling for enterprise product serialization 06:24s Flashing back to 2018 Bitcoin bullrun 08:14s Splitting up Crypto Cleveland and discovering algorithms, doubling down on trading 12:35s Lotus alerts -self sustaining now through social media 14:44s Building a CBD company on Vechain, Livecanna 19:03s 2019 scare for vapors getting sick from flavored e-cigs 23:40s Minting Livecanna on VeChain to prevent counterfits 27:03s Working with brands on social media and trading equities  29:22s Coinbase going public – centralization vs decentralization 37:50s Central vs decentralized economies growing  Defi vs Deci 45:31s Stable coins > Fiat currency for money transfer 51:04s Pros and cons of a “Fed Coin” 57:00s Non-fungible tokens: equity in authentication 1:10:03s Elon Musk and Doge Coin 1:14:26s Michael Saylor, Microstrategy and Tesla buying Bitcoin for balance sheets 1:19:06s How a bubble forms 1:23:30s Is Bitcoin slowing down inflation? “It’s gonna co-exist. It’s gonna co-exist centralization and decentralization.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Apr 14

1 hr 28 min

David Taylor-Klaus is an entrepreneur and executive coach who helps clients rewire their thinking and unleash their capacity to become impact billionaires. Listen to JJRR 80 as David describes how hurricane Katrina was the catalyst for him hitting rock bottom and how through his own reinvention went from the "should life" to the "could life". Leaving his tech business behind and pivoting into coaching, David now helps his clients transform their own lives and the lives of others on a grand scale. https://dtkcoaching.com/ https://amzn.to/3vJIzbg David’s book Mindset Mondays https://amzn.to/3rRjiJN The Four Agreements 07:49s Impact billionaires, having a positive impact on a billion people 10:23s A coaching approach to raising children 13:34s Unleashing massive contributions through coaching / why have a coach? 17:50s Writing the book you need to read Mindset Mondays with DTK 19:36s Linking personal success to your business and failing hitting rock bottom 21:28s Pulling back from the brink of suicide and reinventing life and business 23:03s Waking up to the storm inside you 24:16s Clarity and cataloging missed opportunities 28:14s Getting into coaching from FOMO and to stay in synch in his relationship 33:17s The explosion of coaching and the screaming need for leadership 37:01s Buyer beware when it comes to coaches or any service provider 39:02s The silicon should be serving the carbon, not the other way around 43:07s Real not right, don’t get caught up trying to do the right thing: make it real 45:45s Recipe for pivot: Read the Four Agreements 48:11s Clarity: Most important to clear your mind for 2021 as things open up “The idea is looking for your impact cascade; doing the work that doesn’t just impact the folks you can touch directly, but cascades to the folks they touch.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Mar 18

51 min 48 sec

  #linsdayhanson #jimjimsreinventionrevolution #kajabi  Lindsay Hanson is a life and business coach who's committed to serving others while living a life of freedom and doing work she loves. Listen to JJRR 79 as she describes how she knew on day ONE that her corporate career as a CPA would never be fulfilling and how she quit her job to start fitness coaching online without any experience. Pivoting to life coaching within a year, Lindsay is now aligned and thriving helping others unleash their passions and developing their lives and businesses. Lindsay Hanson Inc https://app.kajabi.com/r/7Yrd7HqE/t/lkcskchx 07:02s Starting in tax accounting and not enjoying it on day one! 11:31s Having her quarter life crisis a year into her corporate career 13:05s Planning a path as a fitness trainer 17:02s Getting the idea to just start coaching fitness clients online without experience 19:48s Taking time over Thanksgiving and deciding to quit, realizing fear is the only block 23:26s Quitting is not for everyone 25:08s Switching to life coaching after 9 months 28:54s Coaching older clients and being coached by younger coaches 36:04s Hiring a business coach after quitting her job, not needing a website 41:18s The value of using Kajabi for online business, consolidating applications 46:26s Technology being integrated easily into her life, embracing it for business 51:40s Realizing that the easiest and most effective way to make money was being herself 54:15s Quit your job sis podcast, an authentic way to get your message out “It only took me about a year to realize I can’t do this for the next 40 years of my life, or I will never feel fulfilled.” – Lindsay Hanson Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Feb 17

59 min 14 sec

  #changemanagement #sacredcow #jimjimsreinventionrevolution Stephan Meyer found his passion for digital transformation early in his corporate consulting career, yet always felt little was known about the radical change businesses now need. Listen to JJRR 78 as Stephan describes how, after recently receiving his PHD in radical organizational change, he's now a bona fide Sacred Cow Exterminator. Change now his mission, Stephan shares his views on whether every organization needs radical change and how to identify it. (NOTE: no animals were harmed in this episode). Start - Stephan Meyer @stephen_meyer on Twitter 05:50s Metaphor of the sacred cow, two kinds of change 09:06s Finding an interdisciplinary Doctorate program in England 13:25s Does every organization need radical change? 18:40s Looking at the Cow Canvas, how do you if you need change? 25:55s Choosing entrepreneurship to evangelize about radical change 27:41 Thomas Kuhn and paradigm shifts 33:14s Electric vehicles and the change challenge for German auto industry 36:45s Impact of Corona crisis, discovering virtual capabilities of business 41:18s Lessons from German railways ticketing shift to internet “I also saw this kind of change I call radical change which is the change where the rules of the game are changing.”  - Dr. Stephan Meyer Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Feb 3

45 min 36 sec

It's 2021 and a hopeful time for the new year! Listen to JJRR 77 as JimJim breaks down his 21 points of positivity for 2021 and drops the release of the new JJRR website and Priming Guide. A first ever digital download for JJRR, JimJim describes what priming is and why he thinks it's the necessary first step for reinvention. Listen to the end for book references and health tips building immune system to fight Covid 19. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources 01 Thanks for listening, listener reviews! 02 New JJRR website released, thanks Rachel. 03 Priming Guide for Reinvention released, thanks Rachel 04 Thank you MGS Global Group, Architect My Life released 05 This is Temporary, thanks for Elizabeth Pampalone 06 Endurance mindset, thanks to Marie Fill / Adair  07 Billions, Billions, Billions! Thanks Bobby Axelrod 08 Investment coaching, thanks friends 09 DoorDash, need I say may? 10 Sax lessons and Musescore with Steve Kortyka 11 EHM water pitcher, alkaline water 12 FB streams and Fiona’s Den – Ricky Exton 13 DuraFlame logs, the best! 14 New client – reinvention coaching 15 Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance 16 Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza 17 House hunting with Melodie from Progressive Urban 18 Fight Covid 19 with Melatonin by Dr. Richard Hansler 19 Pre / Pro biotics and Vitamin D3 and K2 with Dr Irena 20 First time portfolio goal setting 21 Vornado humidifier for you sinus health “Remember reinvention is better than resolution.” - JimJim Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jan 7

38 min 49 sec

#angelinvestor #telaviv #iangels #jimjimsreinventionrevolution Shelly Hod Moyal is an international finance and investment expert who's bringing Angel investing to the masses. Listen to JJRR 76 as this former investment banker / research analyst describes how she and a partner founded a new type of angel investing platform with direct access to one of the world's hottest tech centers, the startup nation of Israel. Democratizing angel investing, Shelly shares her entrepreneurial journey and the latest trends unleashing value for international investors. https://www.iangels.com/ 06:36s The kiss of life: Angel Investing 10:34s Israel, the startup / scaleup nation and entrepreneurial culture 14:28s Big tech presence in Tel Aviv 16:34s Qualifying as an accredited investor and why 19:00s Starting iAngels.com to create a vehicle to invest in Israeli high tech companies 22:04s Investor makeup from over 60 countries around the world 24:01s Investing with iAngels through Delaware partnership as US citizen   26:06s iAngels offerings in engr / tech and blockchain / crypto niches 27:38s Shelly’s early career in traditional finance 30:48s Partnering with Mor Assia and the genesis of iAngels 34:41s You don’t know what you don’t know; humbled by entrepreneurship 38:14s Impact of Covid on Angel investing: K recovery, current trends 43:47s Now’s the time for technology investing “It’s now or never. This is the time for technology investments.  We’re living in a time where technology and software is taking over the world.” “Our idea as young entrepreneurs and young investors; we wanted to invest in some of the tech companies in Israel, so we built a vehicle.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Dec 2020

48 min 5 sec

#jeffharry #discoveryourplay #jimjimsreinventionrevolution #positivepsychology Jeff Harry is a positive psychology coach and play mentor who helps top businesses and entrepreneurs rediscover their play. Listen to JJRR 75 as Jeff shares how he quit the corporate toy world because he wasn't having any fun and dove into building businesses around his passion for play. Now an expert in play / positive psychology, Jeff trains businesses and entrepreneurs how the power of play unleashes creativity and innovation. When's the last time you hit the playground? https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/ @jeffharryplays https://kckatalyst.com/about 09:41s Jeff’s Lego bowtie and why he wears it 12:56s Your future is where your fun is and Kevin Carroll 16:06s Creating Rediscover your Play to combine positive psychology and play 18:39s The brain science behind the state of play / flow 26:07s Why don’t adults play / play enough?  148,000 No’s, Getting should on! 29:40s Hanging out in different worlds that challenge the status quo 32:37s Defining play as a joyful act in the moment, not connected to outcomes 34:10s Affluent deadness 40:02s What was the core part of you that gave up to become an adult? 40:46s Jeff’s personal embarrassing story of being cool / wanting to belong vs playing 48:01s Building connection and rapport with play, discovering your own value 50:46s Breaking down reinvention, letting go of 2020 53:53s Getting inspired to play for a living and quitting the toy industry 56:48s Playing with Legos and getting paid to play / STEM 1:00:46s Learning to be in touch with your creativity at a winery 1:04:50s Sending out positivity on social media, embracing connections through tech 1:07:27s Pivoting into online speaking and video content creation “What’s powerful about the quote of ‘Your future is where your fun is’ is whichever organizations or people are having the most fun, they’re the most adaptable.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources  

Nov 2020

1 hr 12 min

Elizabeth Pampalone loves libraries, computers and old people. Following these passions, she's gone from tech geek to marketing maven founding Absolute Marketing. Listen to JJRR 74 as Elizabeth explains how discovering HTML as a teenager at her local library led her down the tech path and how out of necessity she developed her signature marketing system. Evolving her own entrepreneurship skills, Creating 1 year of marketing in 5 days now helps other businesses leverage the scalability of digital. https://getabsolutemarketing.com/ 05:29s The right fit for absolute marketing;  5 marketing solutions in 5 days for 1 year 08:18s Working with established companies 12:46s Day 1: Creating / updating a brand and creating ebook 15:36s Day 2: Creating a new website, info / membership / ecommerce, scalable for growth 19:01s Day 3: Social media – defining target audiences and platforms 22:55s Evergreen content and understanding touches and frequency 26:49s Day 4: Blogging: who needs a blog?  SEO reasons and techniques 31:04s Day 5: Email marketing, not transactional funnels! Funnels for audience lifestyle 36:27s Discovering HTML at the library as a teenager 40:38s Starting out programming access databases and hating cube life 41:30s Getting divorced, moving back, moving to Florida 42:30s Making a job because her mom told her 43:41s Old people, computers and the start of entrepreneurship 46:02s Marketing herself and developing her own marketing systems 48:56s Evolution and reinventing 20 times over the last 15 years 52:34s This is temporary, Elizabeth’s mantra 56:50s Relying on instincts: New stuff is rarely good 01:00:52s Wanting to be Audrey Hepburn “My next urgent thing was to be on more stages… and that’s why I really turned to podcasting.”       Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/sponsors https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

#digitalnomad #laptoplifestyle #locationindependent Andrea Sofia Alemany is a former international school teacher who enjoyed nomading around the world yet was somehow unfulfilled. Listen to JJRR 73 as Andrea describes how she discovered her passion teaching breathwork as an entrepreneur and now has embraced the digital nomad lifestyle of location independence. Kicking off her new journey, Andrea was selected to join other digital nomads / influencers for a roadtrip experience to promote Selina's new digital nomad friendly hostels / hotels. https://www.instagram.com/andrea.sofia.alemany/ https://www.selina.com/ https://www.wimhofmethod.com/ https://www.e-motionthemovie.com/ 08:25s Nomad vs. expat vs. digital nomad 10:12s Discovering Selina hostel hotels and applying to digital nomad road trip 17:31s Adding her breathwork classes to the Nomad Summit Cancun conference 19:18s How to relax and manage stress and anxiety with your breath 22:11s Repeating a breathing pattern and mantra and processing / releasing emotion 27:01s Andrea’s memory of me releasing during my first breathwork session 31:10s Take caution with breathwork for medical issues 34:04s Yoga teacher training and hating the breathing / mediation part 36:30s The cost of staying the same 40:54s Finding you way to be happy and reinventing yourself 45:17s Breathwork’s effect on meditation 47:55s Setting boundaries around using tech and practicing self-care 52:38s Making decisions, keeping going, learning lessons and getting aligned “It’s about trusting the process, right? And following that inner voice that’s telling you it’s that way…It’s been a scary year, but it’s that way, just keep going.” “Everything changed this year.  That’s the reality… You have to learn to be able to reinvent yourself over and over and over again.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Sep 2020

1 hr 3 min

Nick and Eric are lifelong friends who are pioneering the food truck scene in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Listen to JJRR 72 as Nick describes how culture / regulations have until recently outlawed food trucks in SLT but now have changed providing opportunity. Kicking off their concept with a Kickstarter, Nick and Eric are now poised to open the first food truck ever in South Lake Tahoe. Crepes and Craft, their creative collaboration, will serve gourmet crepes, grilled cheeses and health focused mocktails. https://crepesandcraft.com/ https://www.southlakebeer.com/ https://www.ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2/ 07:05s Why no food trucks in Lake Tahoe, a national tourist destination? 11:46s The winds of change opening to food trucks vs. fear of outsiders 14:29s Pioneering the first food truck in South Lake Tahoe, rules and regulations 21:46s Choosing to kick off with a $15,000 Kickstarter 25:01s Raising funds, building community and hitting the goal! 27:40s Crepes and Craft (mocktails), the new food truck concept (a baklava crepe, wow!) 33:33s Craft mocktails, healthy ingredients and creative flavors (probiotics, spirulina etc..) 38:51s Small business owner mindset, there are no bad markets.  It’s all about pivoting. 41:03s Targeting September 3 for grand opening at South Lake Brewing Company 45:43s Shoutout to Dropship Lifestyle and Nick’s new yoga certification 49:20s Exploring entrepreneurship / ecommerce 54:30s Eric’s return to cooking professionally 57:30s Shifting dining behavior and leveraging new take out / delivery tech  1:03:31s Urgency to get started, overcoming hurry up and wait and unknowns of Covid 1:07:39s Reinvention is the way of the world right now  1:12:55s Get 50% at Crepes and Craft if you mention JJRR Podcast!! “My Dad was also a small business owner and he always told me that there’s no such thing as a bad market, there’s just different markets.  It’s all about how you look at it.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Aug 2020

1 hr 15 min

JimJim's top 10 Reinventions for 2020 - mid year update and BONUS meditation.  Listen to JJRR 71 as JimJim reviews his top 10 ways he's reinventing himself this year.  "It's been such a crazy year with the unexpected Covid-19 that I'm checking in on myself.  This episode will grade how I'm doing; if I'm succeeding, failing and need to pivot, or just need to get my butt in gear."  And listen to the end to discover a BONUS meditation JimJim has included for the first time.  Listen and discover. https://www.e-motionthemovie.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-to-say-when-things-get-tough/id1519077522 https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources 05:01s 6 month grading myself on top 10 ways I’m reinventing myself in 2020 07:40s 1) Solo Podcast success 08:55s 2) Growing my hair out success, first ponytail! 12:55s 3) Extended / Slow travel success and pivot 16:15 4) Attend a new conference (business, passion, investing) Fail! Need to pivot online. 17:47s 5) Expand new venture / angel investing success 23:46s 6) Generate a new revenue opportunity – mild success and pivot required 26:21s 7) Recording original music success 30:50s 8) Purging – Simplifying Life success with stereo gear and CDs 34:46s 9) Learn more / expand meditation practice – success, pivot, and get my ass in gear! 40:01s 10) Read / Finish more books – what a fail!! Need to get my ass in gear. “Listen to the Universe, Find out who you are. Listen and discover.” – JimJim Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below. Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jul 2020

58 min 25 sec

Joe and Mike Brusca are brothers in business with a passion for figuring out the online world and designing a lifestyle of their choice. Listen to JJRR 70 as they describe how Joe got started with retail arbitrage using Amazon FBA which led to their first major success creating ebooks for the Kindle platform. Having built many assets online, Joe and Mike are now focused on building community with coaching and online classes to help others prosper while keeping their lifestyle in focus. https://www.buildassetsonline.com/playbook 07:18s Amazon FBA and flipping stuff on Ebay doing retail arbitrage 10:12s Getting suspended from Kindle Publishing, being forced to diversify 12:22s Effect of Covid on online business models 17:28s Multuple online business models that tie together 20:19s Business model of Kindle publishing, how to produce a new title 22:25s Noticing trends / top genres to develop better conversion rates 25:44s Discovering online business and understanding its scalability 29:18s Being frustrated by the day job and not being in control over your schedule 33:14s Mike’s journey, going to Chiang Mai Thailand early on and its impact 36:05s Equity of building assets online, flipping websites and blogs 38:36s Addressing why to move into coaching and teaching business 44:22s Dealing with the overwhelming technology world step by step 47:22s You need to reinvent yourself to do online business 49:08s Managing your mental energy  “It was just a process of doing different business models and realizing that they’re really scalable.” – Joe Brusca “Online business forces you to work on all aspects of yourself… You need to reinvent yourself coming from the regular conditioning of working a job…” – Mike Busca Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor MGS Graphics. Reach out for 15% off with link below.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jul 2020

54 min 39 sec

Hal Walker is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who discovered the African banakula strolling the streets of Kent, Ohio. Listen to JJRR 69 as Hal describes how his videos featuring the banakula (a type of shaker) and other uncommon instruments like the Thai khaen mouth organ are creating a buzz on TikTok. Using TikTok's duet and react features, collaborations with other TikTokkers have his vids going viral, building music community and Hal's own YouTube show This Moment in Music. http://thismomentinmusic.com/ http://www.halwalkermusic.com/ @banakula on Tik Tok https://www.youtube.com/user/nemraps 07:08s An unlikely Tik Tok candidate, playing unconventional instruments in a modern way 09:15s Explaining the African banakula percussion instrument that went viral on Tik Tok  10:12s Discovering the banakula on the streets of Kent, Ohio 12:28s Playing video game themes on the Khaen mouth organ from Northeast Thailand / Laos 14:25s Discovering the Khaen through ethnomusicology professor at Kent State University 18:06s Getting into guitar, harmonica and percussion in college 22:06s Explaining Tik Tok and its capabilities 24:40s Collaborating on Tik Tok 26:23s Building the music community on Tik Tok 27:57s Working as a visiting artist and the wisdom of a 5th grader 29:40s Going viral with a 15s video 32:01s This Moment in Music youtube show 36:33s Tips on Tik Tok 37:35s Loving video editing and embracing music production tools 40:42s Addicted to watching tutorials on youtube 43:01s Urgency to build career, creating a community or artists “It’s essentially a platform for being creative in less than a minute and those are the things I’m best at.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor, reach out for 15% off.  Now that’s revolutionary! https://www.mgsgraphicspro.com/jjrr Reinventing graphics support services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jun 2020

48 min 2 sec

Steve Kortyka is an NYC based musician, composer and educator who thrives on his weekly public performances. As member of the Brian Newman Quintet, he often finds himself performing alongside notables Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett and is in the mix of the city's best jazz musicians. Listen to JJRR 68 as Steve describes how his world shifted as he escaped NYC on the verge of Covid19 shutdown. Back in Ohio for the moment, he's reinventing life as a working musician embracing online tools and collaboration. https://www.stevekortyka.com/ https://www.syos.co/en https://www.briannewman.com/ https://www.stageit.com/ 05:43s Performing in Las Vegas with Brian Newman and Lady Gaga at Park MGM 11:21s Life in NYC as a performing musician before shutdown 14:27s Being confined and getting “cabin fever” densely populated Manhattan 17:44s Regrouping back in Ohio and learning more social media and video production 20:04s Previous experience with music / video production 21:42s How to tackle learning new applications: Youtube 23:35s Monetizing youtube channels, producing pdf materials for purchase 28:43s Producing multiplayer, multilocation music videos 35:04s Re-thinking approach to performing, considering track production 38:28s Receiving Grammy awards for work with Lady Gag and Tony Bennett 41:58s Steve Kortyka Solo recordings and composing 47:13s Impact of digging into technology 50:07s Performing live online with Stageit 53:38s Feeling the urge to create more content  “Writing your own music really helps me grow and just think more creatively.” “I think there’s a … disconnect that’s happening as we travel more into this, this digital world.” “I see a lot of positives.  I can see how this can bring people together in just ways that you couldn’t have imagined before the virus happened.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

May 2020

58 min 32 sec

Jordan Carroll is a remote job coach and digital nomad who's been working remotely since 2014. Listen to JJRR 67 as Jordan describes what it's like being quarantined in Playa Del Carmen Mexico and how he got into mentoring and coaching early on. Known as The Remote Job Coach, Jordan shares what he thinks is the #1 skill for remote work success and how travel and journaling have rapidly developed his mindset and adaptability in times where reinvention is now paramount. https://www.jordanscarroll.com/ https://www.theremotejobcoach.com/ https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal 05:08s Quarantined in Playa Del Carmen Mexico during Corona Virus as an Expat 11:05s Missing playing basketball and watching the NBA 14:50s Become a local by doing what locals do as an expat 16:42s Working remote since 2014 17:45s Drawn to mentorship and coaching at IBM 20:11s Jordan’s approach to coaching and what validates you as coach 26:18s It often costs more to not know 28:29s Figuring out the remote job equation, focusing on individuals 32:02s Copywriting, the number one skill for remote work 35:39s Examples of challenging communication styles 38:50s Journaling with the 5 minute journal 41:45s How journaling effects willpower 43:36s The impact of remote work on our future 50:46s Value of travel to develop the ability to adapt 53:42s Immersion / travel as a strategy for growth and learning 56:28s Feeling urgent about putting out a self-paced coaching course “The number one skill by far is copywriting. Being able to write in a virtual world is so paramount to success.” “Here’s what gives you validity as the coach, is that you create transformation.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources    

Apr 2020

1 hr 1 min

Marie Fill is a triathlon coach and photographer who has a passion for preparing for peak race day performance. Listen to JJRR 66 as she shares how finding triathlon was a needed alternative to the New York City nightlife scene and how endurance mindset and training can be just what we need to get through Corona Quarantine. Testing her own mindset, Marie shares how she overcame the harrowing start to her first Ironman, getting knocked down and bloodied before the start, yet still finishing. #ironmantriathlon #triathloncoach #photography http://mariefill.com/ http://mariefill.com/resources/set-goals/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/HealthThroughEndurance/ https://gettingthingsdone.com/ 08:36s Impact of Covid-19 and social distancing on triathlon training 10:50s Photographing the Nomad Summit and staying in Mexico for Ironman Cozumel 12:36s Difference between Ironman triathlons and Olympic triathlons and other races 16:23s Starting out as veterinary assistant and going back to school for photography 17:34s Bartending and burnout in New York City 18:35s Signing up for her first triathlon 22:50s Learning to triathlon 24:10s Gary V, intention, and deciding to start over as a triathlon coach 26:18s Deciding to pivot to triathlon coaching and away from photography 29:34s Visualization and journaling the end result in the present tense 31:50s Moving into alignment 34:41s Training for Ironman in Cozumel Mexico 35:40s Getting things done with David Allen 39:18s Knocked to the ground by a motorbike on the way start of race 42:15s A spectator collapses near start of race 44:09s Encountering a fellow racer unconscious in the water 49:20s The mindset to keep going and bring yourself back to the current moment 54:40s Planning for Cozumel again this Fall 58:55s Having patience with respect to learning new tech tools 1:02:57s Supplementing coaching with a side hustle, delivery service in the sharing economy 1:10:08s Understanding patience and being ok with being a beginner “I ended up putting so much pressure on photography, my photography business that I didn’t go anywhere with it.” “The good thing about doing the endurance sports and exercising like this is actually, it’s a form of meditation.” “And I look over and I see a guy completely unconscious and on his back.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Apr 2020

1 hr 14 min

Aya Garcia Shlachter is the whirlwind founder and creative force of MG Shlachter, global architectural services firm, Tablea Chocolate, Filipino chocolate cafes, and chief designer for her family's Ariana Hotel. Listen to Ep 65 as she describes how her entrepreneurial journey began in NYC, what took her back to the Philippines, and how chocolate saved her during the 2008 financial crisis. Recently finding her stride back in the US, Aya now manages her global operations remotely from Cleveland, OH. https://www.mgshlachter.com/ http://tableachocolate.com/ http://arianahotel.ph/ http://bit.ly/linabopeak https://www.empoweredandpoised.com/ 06:08s Connecting at Launchhouse and common interest in Asia 08:01s Climbing Linabod peak in Dipolog, Philippines and finding your stride 12:04s Growing up the Philippines and deciding to study architecture rather than art 14:12s Starting consulting with big retail brands in New York City 17:53s Moving back to Philippines and creating Tablea Chocolate during 2008 recession 24:26s The genesis of MG Shlachter as economy recovers and moving back to USA 28:03s Contrast of living in Cleveland vs the Philippines 31:35s Meeting friends through triathlon training 33:38s Forced to find more clients and awakening as an entrepreneur 37:11s Snapping out of it, networking and discovering Launchhouse coworking 38:48s Building the project team for the Ariana Hotel in Dipolog city, Philippines 41:52s MG Shlachter’s new design support offerings for Audimute.com 47:22s Understanding the role and power of social media and podcasting for business 50:24s Staying open and pivoting MG Shlachter to hospitality 53:08s Dakak resort in Dipolog Philippines 57:36s Clarity of vision as a leader “I actually jumpstarted the tablea movement in the Philippines by opening up a café… The idea was to re-introduce it (table chocolate) to the youth.” “I’m out here in Cleveland biking, doing makeup and going to the gym. Um, that’s really not that responsible, but that was part of my reawakening and reinvention…my journey as entrepreneur.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/ Reinventing architectural services. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Mar 2020

1 hr 3 min

Ben Hughes is a serial entrepreneur and author who, after a couple lackluster ventures, found his home in the startup world as employee #1 of learning app Blinkist.com. Listen to JJRR 64 as Ben shares how after adventures in Australia and Berlin, he ended up back in his hometown of Helsinki, Finland managing remotely Blinkist's content creation team (in Berlin). Recently co-authoring the Loop Approach, Ben shares his thoughts on decentralized organizational management and his practice of meditation. https://www.blinkist.com/ https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/L/bo52824093.html https://www.amazon.com/Search-Inside-Yourself-Unexpected-Achieving/dp/0062116932 https://www.penguinhug.de/ http://handbookofawesome.com/intro/ 05:02s Is Finland the  happiest country on Earth? 07:04s Finland and invention of the suana 09:14s Learning and apps, Blinkist.com, and content curation 11:59s Not a book summary company, offering key insights instead 15:47s Typical Blinkist customers / use cases 18:12s 2 minutes with Seth Godin audio blink from Blinkist 18:49s Joining Blinkist in 2012 as the first full time employee 21:38s Starting out as a management consultant and crashing into a kangaroo 25:17s Quitting the dayjob and moving to Berlin to start businesses with Sebastian Klein 30:40s Pivoting from first business Penguin Hug to wellness blogging 32:55s The genesis of Blinkist in Berlin, while Ben is in Helsinki 38:03s Creating content and tackling scalability in Berlin from Helsinki 45:02s The Loop Approach, Ben and Sebastian’s new management book 49:0s Pace of change driving distributed / decentralized management structure 53:49s Broader technology changes / opportunities / challenges 57:30s Staying curious to keep your mind open and honoring the finite time we all have 01:01:38s Opening up a new dimension with meditation and mindfulness “Our purpose is basically just to inspire people to keep learning. We try to give them content that you know fits into this kind of modern, busy lifestyle that we’re all leading today.” “I think it was confidence bordering on arrogance. I’m smart, you’re smart, how could we possibly fail to create a like million dollar business in a matter of months.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Feb 2020

1 hr 11 min

Mitch Zlotnik is a serial entrepreneur who has a knack for smelling blood in the water and envisioning new business. Listen to Ep63 as he describes his early businesses related to health and batteries and how the winding down of his family's legacy drug store business led to the founding of Audimute. Inspired by Mitch's passion for drumming, Audimute.com is bringing eco-friendly solutions to sound management, innovating with visual impact, and embracing new markets in esports, podcasting and beyond. https://www.audimute.com/ https://www.mgshlachter.com/ https://www.blubrry.com/ https://cavslegion.nba.com/ https://discpersonalitytesting.com/ 04:43s How values as a leader play out in your business 06:01s Developing a vacuum erection device (pump) business 09:12s Smelling blood in the water and developing a breast pumping business 14:13s Focusing down / finding new opportunities pivoting from med devices to batteries 17:40s Teaching Ebay in classrooms as a certified instructor in 1999 20.30s Email in 1991 and creating a Dr. Ruth top 10 website about impotence 23:10s Learning technology as a necessity to execute on business vision 25:51s Get out of your own way, let others lead 27:30s Budgeting $50 - $100K for employee mistakes to allow for development 29:20s Implementing structure and processes to facilitate freedom and efficiency 32:25s Audimute.com sound solutions and management 37:45s Getting into products requiring fire ratings and developing eco-friendly materials 40:36s Open office trends stimulating new sound design / decorative features 44:17s Proper sound management as wellness 48:46s Leaning into new applications: podcast studios, esports streaming facilities 52:25s Todd Cochrane’s personal studios in Michigan, first ever! green screen sound panels 57:35s “If it’s all about me, then I don’t have a sustainable model” 1:01:05s Cleveland Cavaliers NBA2K Legion Lair new Esports gaming facility 1:06:30s How to find a standing acoustic wave in a space 1:14:30s Starting with your mission and reverse engineering technology solutions 1:18:25s Keeping an open mind and understanding that not everyone has vision 1:22:40s DISC personality assessment 1:25:40s Strategic, tactical and operational 1:35:50s Getting out of your own way “Humility, get out of your own way, get over yourself… let people do their own thing. What does it mean to get out of your own way in your business?” “The whole purpose of this is not to sell you a bunch of (sound) panels but to produce an intended outcome.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources  

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Jan 2020

1 hr 39 min

JimJim is kicking off the year and the new decade in Las Vegas and releasing his first ever solo podcast. Recorded high above the Las Vegas strip on the 35th floor of the Cosmopolitan hotel, listen to Episode 62 as JimJim breaks down his top 10 ways he's reinventing himself in 2020. Listen to the end to find out how to inspire, share with and foster reinvention for all JJRRevolutionaries out there.  https://www.amazon.com/Success-Through-Stillness-Meditation-Simple/dp/1592409083 https://consciousmillionaire.com/ https://daveeggers.net/dave-eggers www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com 03:40s 1 Produce a solo podcast 04:57s 2 Growing my hair out 08:11s 3 More extended, slow travel 12:17s 4 Attend a new conference - business / tech / passion 16:50s 5 Expand new venture investing 18:06s 6 Generate one new revenue opportunity 20:52s 7 Record some music – original / covers 23:18s 8 Continue purging / simplifying my life 26:34s 9 Learn more about / expand my meditation practice 32:48s 10 Read / finish reading more books 37:10s 11 Let’s learn from each other, who’s doing what to reinvent themselves? “Understanding that your thoughts and feelings are just you know, fleeting. And they’re really not you. That will bleed over into your  daily life and allow you to be more focused.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Jan 2020

39 min 51 sec

Did you ever ask an engineer or lawyer for decorating advice? Anita Joyce and Kelly Wilkniss both started out in professional careers before creating their individual decorating blogs where they have been able to feed their passion, connect with fans and collaborate with leading brands. Listen to Ep61 to hear how these best selling authors found each other through the blogoshpere, discovered their "eerie"connection, and why they started Decorating Tips and Tricks, a podcast which they now co-host. .https://www.decoratingtipsandtricks.com/ https://cedarhillfarmhouse.com/ http://mysoulfulhome.com/ https://www.havenconference.com/ 06:54s Attending a podcast conference - Podcast Movement 09:20s Impressions of the podcast industry 12:40s The Decorating Tips and Tricks podcast 15:20s Kelly and Anita’s point of view on decorating and chemistry 19:04s Deciding to do a podcast together as co-hosts 24:35s Anita’s start as an engineer and finding her passion in decorating and photography 30:32s Being relatable as a passionate enthusiast vs a subject matter expert 32:12s Kelly’s start as a trial attorney / prosecuter in New York and moving to California 39:04s Blogging full time and making money with sponsorships and creating authority 44:33s Embracing technology, leaning in and finding opportunities 48:35s Failing as an entrepreneur and figuring out it’s just a step along the way 51:00s Discover a love for business and approaching brands 53:56s Anita’s greenery decorating tip 54:45s Kelly’s runner  / centerpiece idea for holiday meals “To say that technology is ruining the way that people communicate I really couldn’t disagree more.  I think if you use it properly that it can expand your world like it certainly has mine and Anita’s.” – Kelly Wilkness “Coming from the blogging world, we felt like we were connecting with our readers that way, but the connection on the podcast with listeners just seems to be much more personal.” – Anita Joyce Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Dec 2019

57 min 18 sec

Fiona Kesby is a CEO and single mom with a passion for fostering winning culture and leaning into technology. Listen to Ep60 as Fiona shares how, after a 6 month trial in Cebu, PH to manage her brother's company, she agreed to relocate from Brisbane permanently and is now CEO of Go-Va, a 400+ employee global outsourcing company. Setting the standard for company culture and spearheading custom apps such as dothis.to, Fiona has grown Go-VA organically and is innovating outsourcing tech and processes. https://www.go-va.com.ph/ https://dothis.to/ https://www.loom.com/ 07:03s Celebrating Go-Va’s monthly culture lunch with the CEO (Fiona) 09:55s Cost effective company culture activities in the Philippines 12:54s Difference between outsourcing and virtual assistants for growth 18:20s Starting small with virtual assistants and scaleing up 23:05s Starting out in the software business with a brother 26:30s Sourcing problems in the software biz inspires Go-Va. 28:30s Getting recruited to relocate to Cebu as a single mom.  32:30s Officially becoming CEO 33:18s Creating a family atmosphere, getting the culture right, growing organically 34:54 Challenges of setting up a business in the Philippines 38:16s Developing www.dothis.to technology solutions for on-boarding and processes 43:30s Developing a custom gratitude app for use with dothis.to 45:44s Keeping health in focus as a driver for healthy business culture 48:25s Be brave. Don’t follow the industry standard, be the industry standard 51:06s Believe in yourself.  The importance of mindset. “I thought why can’t I do that? You know, why can’t I reinvent my life? Do something really different and show my daughters that anything is possible.” “Be brave, don’t follow the industry standard, be the industry standard.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts. Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Dec 2019

56 min 15 sec

Jason Frazell had been a technical sales professional and mobile security expert who despite having a successful career and beautiful family desired to be more aligned with his creative core. Listen to Ep59 as Jason describes how his love of improv comedy spawned a new entrepreneurial career in the coaching business. Pivoting into success coaching full time, Jason's client list is growing as he's now helping other professionals around the world uncover their own true cores and paths to success. https://www.jasonfrazell.com/ https://slack.com/ 09:30s Spending time in the mobile  security business 14:35s Body language certification and training, executive presence 19:01s Pivoting into success coaching, gap identification and closure 23:12s Having clients move into action, the challenge of story and choice 27:30s Going to improv call and hiring a coach to help with Jason’s own career crisis 30:07s Realizing through being coached that coaching was Jason’s calling 33:35s Busting Jason’s own bs story that he’s not a creative person 37:45s The creative part of coaching and the required improvisation 40:55s Viewing technology as an accelerator / force multiplier for work flows  47:49s Meeting expectations with technology and looking forward to community building 53:01s Realizing that entrepreneurship is personal and business systems must reflect this 56:34s  Putting things out in the world, not shutting down possibilities “For me the most powerful part of coaching is giving people the awareness that they actually have a choice.”  “Let’s go find your next big thing that’s aligned to actually what you want to be in the world and what you actually want to create for yourself.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.  https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources

Nov 2019

1 hr

Davionne Gooden is a filmmaker and game developer who, after attending just one semester of film school, left to pursue development of his surreal adventure RPG about dreams and their mirrored reality. Listen to Ep59 as Davionne, founder of Studio Zevere, shares his reasons for leaving school and how the gaming world is already noticing his surreal, hip hop infused game though yet to be released, spawning recent invitations to speak at GameDevs of Color Expo and to showcase at Micosoft's XBOX Live. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/contact https://www.studiozevere.com/ @davionnegooden https://store.steampowered.com/ https://gamedevsofcolorexpo.com/ https://cavslegion.nba.com/ https://www.twitch.tv/ 07:05s Background music and She Dreams Elsewhere video game 09:52s Trailer / live action teaser for the game 11:13s Starting game development in High School and game genesis 12:40s Releasing a demo and going to showcases 15:08s Steam: gamer community website / platform 20:55s Reaching out to press and gaining notoriety for the game 23:30s Traveling / presenting unreleased game to / at developer conferences 25:50s Being invited to Microsoft’s XBOX live developers conference 27:02s Speaking at GameDevs of Color Expo NYC 29:44s VIP at Fortnite World Cup Finals 34:40s She Dreams Elsewhere release early 2020 38:46s Esports / professional gaming leagues 43:02s Twitch.tv, next generation streaming community 47:51s Dropping out of film school to pursue game development 53:30s Game developers vs Film makers 54:51s Impact of technology and social media 58:03s Learning that it’s ok to be you unapologetically  “Just learn that it’s ok to be you unapologetically, like both whenever you’re showing off work but in the work itself.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources 

Oct 2019

1 hr 1 min

Tom Belcher is a process engineer and physicist who's always loved data and drinking wine. Listen to Ep57 as Tom describes the lightbulb moment when his engineering and wine drinking careers collided to spawn a new proactive process for wine and spirits decanting. Now founder of WinePrO2, Tom is embracing entrepreneurship and exciting wine and spirits drinkers with a proactive decanting system that can saturate wine or spirits with oxygen in a matter of seconds, all inspired by a manufacturing process. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/contact https://winepro2.com/ Discount Code: JimJim2019 6:38s Drinking wine in Spain 7:59s Working in industry / engineering process development 11:15s Developing a laser marking oxidation process in the engineering world 12:17 Discovering funnel based wine decanting and searching for data 14:38s Bringing science to the decanting process, taking data 17:12s The lightbulb moment: connecting the oxidizing laser process to wine decanting 20:34s Filing a patent and developing a decanting product backed with data 24:10s Engineering project ends , taking opportunity to focus on product development 25:57s Introducing the WinePRO2, the first proactive wine and spirits decanting system 29:58s The challenge of marketing a new product 31:02s Popping the cork on a red blend and A B testing the WinePro2 36:10s Reviewing the WinePro2 treated wine 39:03s Developing ways to showcase the product 41:34s Attending a New Orleans bourbon festival and discovering a new market for WinePro2 43:20s A B testing Whistle Pig Rye whiskey 47:25s Reviewing the WinePro2 treated Rye “This is scary” 50:25s Tackling digital marketing and learning new avenues to reach people 55:20s You really have to hold the course, the challenge of being persistent 57:10s Urgency to maintain good health “Holding the course, if you have the vision and you get good feedback, you know it’s a product will make a difference for people, then, that’s what kept me going to pursue.” Enjoy the episode? Share with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

Sep 2019

59 min 19 sec

Anton Kraly is the founder of Dropship Lifestyle and Ecommerce Lifestyle, companies offering online business training and transforming the lives of those interested in entrepreneurship, location independence and lifestyle design. Listen to Ep56 as Anton describes how reading a singular book back in 2007 inspired his ecommerce journey and how finding a community of entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai, Thailand led to a first DSL retreat in 2014, jumpstarting the company and fostering the robust DSL community. https://www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/contact https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/ https://www.ecommercelifestyle.com/episodes/ 05:02s Why JJRR podcast got started, getting locked out in Mexico 09:06s First discovering ecommerce and starting Dropship Lifestyle 11:31s Reading the 4 hour work week (Tim Ferris) 15:44s Reaching a crossroads of scaling or focusing on lifestyle design 18:25s Working with less customers, selling higher ticket items 21:50s Finding incorrect ecommerce information online in forums as inspiration for DSL  28:30s In person community as motivation 30:17s Reasoning for structuring conference with fun afternoon activities 32:08s  Dropping into Thailand and discovering ecommerce community 34:09s  Meeting Johnny FD 38:55s Working less and being more productive 40:57s Ideas come from reflection 42:08s Returning to the state, moving to Austin, TX and now to North Carolina 45:40s The next stage of ecommerce, ecommerce lifestyle podcast 47:05s Starting a podcast using Anchor 51:50s Dealing with technology; shopify and automating advertising 56:26s Buying a rug with augmented reality 57:20s Building websites, pivoting and testing 59:40s Trying to simplify, focusing on cutting rather than adding “Basically we’re trying to build sustainable businesses while making as much as possible with minimum effort. That means not actually trying to get all the traffic in the world to our websites but getting only buyer traffic.” “The big turning point where it went from like not a business just something I enjoyed to a business was actually the first ever retreat that we did.” “I thought it was me sharing some tips, and I realized it’s actually transforming lives of people, of members [of DSL].” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

Aug 2019

1 hr 2 min

Bobby Selvaggio is a recording artist and jazz saxophonist of the highest caliber and is on the verge of releasing his 11th album: Re:Invented - Live at the Bop Stop. Listen to Ep55 as Bobby shares how reinvention, paramount in his life right now, is shaping his original music and impacting the jazz and creative music programs he's directing at Kent State University. Hear his thoughts on the artist as entrepreneur in the digital world, dealing with jazz labels, and how success is individually defined. JimJim's Email signup http://www.bobbyselvaggio.com/ https://www.dottimerecords.com/ https://www.kent.edu/music/jazz 05:14s  Re:Invented - Bobby’s new live recording, embracing re-invention 07:12s Being in the individualistic crowd and innovation 09:59s Arranging vs covering as an approach to popular music 12:32s Developing a jazz degree program at Kent State University 15:30s Learning to be a college administrator in the moment 17:37s Having a vision and making it happen as an entrepreneur 18:30s The difference between business people, entrepreneurs and artists 23:09s Revamping college music education and infusing entrepreneurship 28:27s Being a brand and social media 29:53s Practicing for improvisation not for repertoire 33:10s Casey Niestat as a creative reference point 34:02s Getting away from “this one gig” mentality and making it about who you are 36:29s Success as and individual thing 40:17s Northeast Ohio intriguing as a homebase 43:17s Re:Invented , the new live recording project concept 48:20s Pros and cons of jazz record labels 01:01:16s Coming to grips with understanding the effects of social media technologies 01:05:33s Keeping your craft together while being an artist / creative entrepreneur 01:11:20s Understanding the many paths of success “You know being an entrepreneur you have to live in the business world but I actually think entrepreneurs are artists at heart.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

Jul 2019

1 hr 15 min

Ari Lewis is an entrepreneur who at age 12 began selling forks and knives on the streets of NYC's Chinatown. Listen to Ep54 as Ari describes how he soon discovered Bitcoin in 2009 and how he and a partner turned an initial $18K into $1.4 Million. Moving to Cleveland, OH for college, Ari was then able to start a crypto-currency hedge fund using his new CLE connections. Now starting a fund focused on blockchain ventures, Ari is using his experience to consult and tout the value of CLE's startup scene. https://www.greenblockgroup.com/ https://grasshopper.capital/ 06:44s Discovering Bitcoin in 2011 as a junior in High School 08:31s Growing up middle class without a financial services background 10:15s Starting young as an entrepreneur in New York City 12:04s Starting a cryptocurrency hedge fund in college 14:40s Raising $15 million dollars for the Grasshopper hedge fund 16:35s Hedge funds vs venture investing 18:02s Winding down the hedge fund and focusing on a venture fund 19:10s Outlook on alts / tokens going forward 21:47s Raising a second fund focused on blockchain equity 23:04s Consulting with State of Ohio to launch payment of business taxes in Bitcoin 27:49s Choosing Cleveland as a startup / technology hub 31:52s Corporations supporting and coming into the cryptocurrency space 35:24s Thinking at a high level about technology 38:34s Focusing on what provides value as a filter 40:11s Embracing cryptocurrency and bitcoin as a mainstream career 41:59s Taking a second to appreciate what’s around us “Bitcoin is an opportunity..  It’s helping the small people… people in foreign countries where their fiat currency isn’t as strong.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Apple Podcasts or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

Jul 2019

44 min 39 sec

Joel Fink, founder of Fantasy Candies, is a longtime chocolate, candy and wine purveyor who's recent quest to develop a chocolate bar to help children with autism led him to cannabidiol (CBD). Listen to Ep53 as he describes how recent changes in law and his high coco dark chocolate, approved by Cleveland Clinic's 360 program, inspired a new line of CBD infused chocolate. Spurred on by the positive health impact he's seeing on customers, Joel is now researching formulations with both CBD and THC. https://fantasycandies.com/ http://www.ty-cbd.com/ https://www.ift.org/ https://www.epidiolex.com/ 07:54s Speaking for edibles / cannabis short course in Chicago at IFT event 11:30s Cannabis: CBD (Cannabidiol) vs THC, Hemp vs Marijuana 13:15s Combining CBD and THC to create different end effects 14:40s CBD isolate / full spectrum and the entourage effect 16:30s FDA approved 100% CBD:  Epidiolex 17:45s Reported positive and negative effects of CBD 20:57s Studying CBD to develop chocolate bar to help children with autism 23:38s Developing a system for homogenizing CBD isolate 25:00s Passing of the farm bill and de-scheduling Hemp as a schedule 1 drug 26:22s State of Ohio legal environment for Hemp and Marijuana 29:02s FDA, CBD and ecommerce 35:08s Getting into candy out of college 38:20s Paring chocolate with wine 42:38s Ecommerce, growth and social media 46:20s Love of studying and researching to inform new products 47:40s CBD and Chocolate as sleep aid for firefighters 49:49s Discovering high coco dark chocolate as a health breakthrough “Tempering pure chocolate is one of the most difficult things that we have to deal with.  Even after 30 years it’s still never the same twice.” “When I learned about the CBDs, I wasn’t looking at it from a legal standpoint.  I was reading about what this was doing for kids and how this was helping people.” “I’m always looking to see what’s next, what can I do with chocolate… People love chocolate. It’s a wonderful delivery system.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

Jun 2019

54 min 16 sec

Casey Onder is achievement oriented by nature. But with a PhD in Industrial organizational psychology and Master's in Counseling psychology, working in the corporate world left her wanting. Listen to Ep52 as she shares how in 2018 she dropped everything to travel the world for 7 months, fan her love of yoga and start a coaching practice. Now a life and career coach, Casey is helping those committed to pivoting their own careers transform their lives and achieve professional and personal success. http://www.worklifecle.com/ http://www.tracygoss.com/the-last-word-on-power.htm https://www.accomplishmentcoaching.com casey.onder@accomplishmentcoaching.com 05:17s Height requirements for Life Coaching 08:45s What is a life coach? 11:02s Focusing on people transitioning or shifting their careers 15:08s How much life experience is required for life coaching? 18:58s Getting a PhD in industrial organizational psychology 20:45s Artificial intelligence for recruiting and job search 22:30s Working on qualifying / grading executives 24:50s Deciding to leave the corporate world 28:38s 7 months travel to get back in touch with yourself 31:14s Exploring southern India and Ashtanga yoga in Mysore 34:20s Getting clarity on what to say no to 37:24s Undertaking life coach training 45:51s Developing a one on one coaching program for people in career crisis 49:46s How to keep an open mind and becoming more self aware 52:02s Tracy Goss, the Last Word on Power 55:02s Realizing success doesn’t happen in a vacuum “Coaching is not advice…  It’s asking questions and leading your through a process that will help you find the answers yourself.” “A coach doesn’t need to have your answers. They are facilitating a process that helps you generate your own answers.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

May 2019

1 hr

Scott Carson is a huge baseball fan and real estate entrepreneur who started buying distressed debt in 2005. Listen to Ep51 as Scott describes how the 2008 mortgage crisis and personal circumstances prompted a road trip to visit all MLB parks, which serendipitously helped him become a nationally known speaker and educator in the notes niche. After 3 years on the road, Scott is back in Austin, TX where he is using virtual workshops and podcasting to develop a new generation of note closers. http://weclosenotes.com/ https://restream.io/ https://www.keynotespeaker.tv/ 07:23s The “note” business, buying distressed debt 10:15s Rehabbing the borrower and statistics on defaults 12:36s How notes / foreclosures / properties are valued 15:52s Psychology and working with borrowers to negotiate new terms 19:43s The borrower’s point of view when notes changes hands 20:54s Teaching the closing notes business 23:57s  Co-opetition, working together and collaborating within the note industry 25:50s Working in a mortgage company when the mortgage crisis hit 28:20s Visa commercial inspires a national tour of Major League Baseball parks 31:00s Thirty day tour turns into three year roadtrip meeting with bankers and asset managers 32:53s Starting to use videos in the note space 34:30s Moving back to Austin, TX and moving hotel workshops to virtual workshops online 39:50s The power of podcasting to revolutionize your business 41:35s Embracing new technologies and discovering restream.io for video streaming 51:15s Seeking counsel vs seeking advice “Technology is constantly changing and a lot of people and still trying to do business like it was a few years ago.” “It’s a lot easier to do it [learn new technologies] than most people expect, it’s just that you have to kind of take that mind block that a lot of people have, that fear, and put it to the side.” “My biggest goal when I started teaching and doing these workshops and educating people was trying to help avoid the same mistakes that I made early on. Seek counsel, don’t ask advice.”  Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

May 2019

55 min 43 sec

Ly ́dia Machová is an interpreter, a polyglot and language mentor that is reinventing language education. Listen to Ep50 as she describes her journey from interpreting and teaching English in her native Slovakia to developing her own language mentoring system and bringing it online. Recently a featured speaker at Nomad Summit 2019 Chiang Mai, Lydia, who speaks 8 languages, shares her thoughts on becoming an entrepreneur and embracing her new digital nomad lifestyle. https://www.languagementoring.com/ https://www.nomadsummit.com/ 05:02s Discovering the city of Pai in Northern Thailand 07:30s Reaction to the Nomad Summit / starting a digital nomad lifestyle 12:21s Traveling and decision making 13:32s Language mentoring, learning to learn a language on your own 16:24s Busting myths of learning languages 22:00s Learning vs teaching and taking responsibility 24:06s Studying interpreting at University 25:30s Moving from interpreting to online language training 29:41s Exchanging value for value networking 31:30s Starting locally in Slovakia 35:30s Testing product ideas using live seminars 38:28s Moving sales online 43:36s Learning ecommerce and developing a team 46:41s Traveling as a way to open your mind and discovering expert business niche 49:30s Podcasting as easiest way to open your mind 52:13s The impact of discovering info / expert business as a niche “I totally believe in the power of learning and not teaching.” “I think the easiest way to open your mind is actually to listen for example to podcasts.” “And once you apply one method that you like in practice a lot…. The results will come necessarily.” Enjoy this ep? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Apple or Google Podcasts! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services. 

Apr 2019

56 min 58 sec

Keith Nolan is a musician, singer and music producer who's recently pivoted into live music club management. Listen to Ep49 as Keith shares insights on reinventing the historic Checkinn99 as GM and gives his take on the Bangkok scene. Hear why he left Ireland for Australia where he became a full time musician and how he got a taste of club management in Vietnam while developing his production skills in the advertising industry. Continuing to perform and produce, Keith is relishing his new role. https://keiththehuman.bandcamp.com/ https://www.checkinn99.com/ https://www.apotekasoi11.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OdsMXMVILU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw7lr3MDmbk#action=share 05:30s Keith’s band Cottonmouth Wednesday nights at Apoteka Soi11 07:05s Music exchange between Thai locals with American GI’s 08:25s King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and jazz saxophonist 10:55s Becoming general manager of the iconic Checkinn99, live music club in Bangkok 15:45s Club operations and previous jazz club management experience in Vietnam 19:12s Improvements to the club, creating intimacy and value 22:35s Website strategy and understanding live music club target markets 27:09s Starting out as an electrician in Dublin, Ireland 29:35s Selling everything and buying a one-way ticket to Australia 32:10s Hitting a blues jam in Melbourne and quitting the day gig 35:10s Finding new music challenges in Vietnam 37:35s Moving to Vietnam and composing for ad agencies 41:40s Touring the world Yothu Yindi and hanging with Lenny Kravitz 45:15s Jamming with Japanese band Ricky and FSP at Checkinn99 47:40s Moving to Bangkok, opening a recording studio, producing music for resorts 53:08s The ever changing digitization music industry and changing values 57:45s Working with Deni Hines and collaborations as a source of creativity and reinvention 1:02:40s Taking a business course and learning to juggle “Try to evolve, try to survive…  As a musician we spend most of our lives surviving.” “When you’ve got a new skill.  You feel like you’re on top of the world. And I’ve never forgot that in everything I’ve done.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! Reach out for a free consultation. https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reinventing architectural services.   

Apr 2019

1 hr 9 min

Laurice Chiongbian is a new entrepreneur whose 3 year old homecare BPO (outsourcing) business is bringing efficient home health business processes to the States. Listen to Ep48 as Laurice describes how quitting her job in fashion and leaving Hollywood for the Philippines was the spark she needed to create her new reality. Deciding to stay in Cebu and now married with children, the founder of Qavalo has already created 60 jobs and is creating new career paths for local Filipinos. http://qavalo.com/ https://plantationbay.com/ 06:50s Cebu, Philippines and the offices of Qavalo.com 08:01s Greetings in Cebu’s visayan language  08:52s Qavalo, a homecare agency servicing US clients 10:04s Home health as defined by center for Medicare and Medicaid 11:38s Backend home health processes once you’re a homebound patient 14:49s Quality credentialed personnel that review the medical procedures 21:11s Call centers and outsourcing landscape in the Philippines 23:13s Learning English, Tagalog and Visayan in and out of school 28:01s Growing up in California and spending Summers in Cebu. 29:05a Getting burnt out in Hollywood and escaping to Cebu. 35:15s Getting an MBA at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila 37:30s Deciding to go back to corporate world out of grad school, but having Visa issues 40:15s Finding love and staying in Cebu rather than working corporate in Manila 42:30s Staying in Cebu, getting married and having 3 children 45:02s Turning toward entrepreneurship 47:41s Finding the idea for Qavalo using desired lifestyle parameters 51:38s Traveling to Arizona to research the onshore process 54:50s Understanding the big picture, understanding your customer’s your customer 57:38s Dealing with technology not being a techie 1:01:40s Giving yourself mindspace 1:06:15s Realizing you really can create your own reality “Sometimes it’s (embracing a new life) not always propelled by a knowledge of what you do want to do but a strong enough conviction of what you don’t.” “One thing I’ve realized in my 3 years of entrepreneurship is, is you have to give yourself that mindspace.” “I think what the 10 years have really taught me is that you can absolutely create your reality.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google! Thanks to our Sponsor! https://www.mgshlachter.com/  Reach out for a free consultation.

Mar 2019

1 hr 9 min

Chris Krimitsos is an event producer, speaker and expert communicator who's developed a passion for building community. Listen to Ep47 as Chris, founder of international podcast / mulit-media conference PodFest, describe how he starting building community with Tampa Bay Business Owners; which led to founding many groups such as the Florida youtube and podcasters association. Now finding the national spotlight, Chris was Invited recently to speak on podcasting at Harvard University. https://www.soundeducation.fm/ https://podfestexpo.com/ http://chriskrimitsos.com/ http://bizwomenrock.com/ 04:38s Speaking at Harvard / EDU professors podcasting conference 07:56s Sponsoring by Zack Davis and Harvard Divinity school 10:14s Founding Podfestexpo and partnering with John Dennis 11:45s Moving to Tampa, FL and starting Tampa Bay Business Owners Association 13:58s Starting Podfestexpo in 2015 15:33s Hiring J Conrad Levinson for $13.5K to speak but leaving no money for promotion 16:20s Creating gorilla marketing video at Barnes and Nobles 22:02s Meditation for Women podcast with Katie Krimitsos 23:12s Producing 8 podcasts and enjoying digital media for communication 24:34s Florida demographics, Florida podcasters association, tech incubators 30:55s Developing a national speaking presence and writing two books 32:20s Being an exceptional communicator being able to adjust on the fly 35:18s The Messengers, a podcast documentary and the genesis of the title 39:12s 2019 technology trends for podcasting and audio 43:01s The challenge of addictive aspects of technology 47:28s Long form content mediums: podcasting, video 50:23s Discovering expertise in speaking, and in connecting people 54:02s Having confidence in your own schools “It’s very tough to scale caring. You really have to take the time and care about your individual members. Know who they are.” “It’s what I call abundance.  Every city should have an area for podcaster / youtuber meetups. I understood that I could claim the state of Florida.”  Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google!

Jan 2019

59 min 22 sec

Cory Finding is a serial entrepreneur, tech developer and ultramarathon runner who enjoys developing customer focused engagement solutions.  Listen to Ep45 as Cory describes how by chance he recently entered the supply chain space  founding Labelchain.io, a blockchain based Software as a Service (Saas) offering that is providing transparency and traceability to all aspects of supply chain. His tech team has described Labelchain.io as "the first time there's a real reason to deploy blockchain."  #blockchain #reinvention #supplychain  http://labelchain.io/ 04:02s Definition of supply chain, starts at raw materials 04:56s State of today’s supply chain 07:14s Impact of blockchain on current supply chains: trace and trackability 09:27s What blockchain is and how it can be valuable for supply chain 12:03s Understanding adoption of blockchain and consumer validation 15:15s Labelchain.io, a new blockchain based solution layer for supply chain 18:02s Leveraging API calls without redesigning an entire system 21:14s Starting directly in tech and entrepreneurship out of school 24:33s Getting a big payday and reinvesting in new ventures 27:45s Getting into supply chain and blockchain by chance, building a SaaS model 34:25s Understanding technology marketing and voice of the customer 36:38s Engagement solutions and serving up technologies customers want 39:08s Taking care of yourself and running an ultramarathon “It [blockchain] creates a record and it creates good behavior.” “Trace and trackability really become the crux of what supply chain will lean on, and integrate blockchain throughout.” “My tech team sat with me and said look, this is probably the first time there’s a real reason to deploy blockchain” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google!

Jan 2019

44 min 22 sec

Serial entrepreneur Laura Steinbrink and lawyer turned operations director Fran DiDonato, have a new vision for engaging with utilities.  Listen to Ep45 as Laura shares how the Northeast blackout of 2003 was the spark she needed to found Brilliency, a web portal and mobile platform that is aggregating gas, electric and water data for customers and service providers.  And now partnering with Swytch.io, Brilliency is bringing utilities management to the blockchain providing visibility and rewards. https://www.brilliency.com/ https://swytch.io/ http://bit.ly/ohioblockchainshirt @brilliency twitter 04:32s Impressions of Blockland Solutions 2018 blockchain conference 06:23s The 2003 blackout; impetus for Brilliency the company 10:04s Fostering dynamic and realtime relationships with utilities 11:21s A web portal to drive engagement 13:25s Soon to rollout mobile application, dashboard for all utilities 16:33s IOT integration and how it will improve efficiency 18:43s Fran’s thoughts on developing data source with utilities 20:50s Functionality within the app and integrating gamification 24:02s Challenge of utilities’ centralized legacy infrastructure 26:30s Transactive energy 28:18s Partnering with Swytch.io to tokenize value in utilities 32:25s Rollout plan for mobile app and market / product confirmation 34:01s Realizing you’re a serial entrepreneur 38:00s Dealing with change and having your head hard wired for pattern recognition 45:31s Being super impatient and lessons of letting go learned through entrepreneurship “It’s called transactive energy…we are designing the platform that will facilitate the transactive energy market.” “What we know today is not gonna be the same thing we that we know three years from now, five years from now…..evolution is embedded, change is embedded in technology. Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Subscribe in Itunes or Google!

Dec 2018

51 min 20 sec

Renee DeLuca Dolan is the founder of Contempo Communications and the visionary behind the Female Entrepreneurship Summit (FES) held annually in Northeast Ohio. Listen to Ep44 as Renee describes why she started FES and how it's fostering the local female business community.  Digging into her own entrepreneurial journey, Renee shares why she quit her corporate job to start her own design and communications firm and why now she's created the new FES Investment fund.   http://contempocleveland.com/ http://contempocleveland.com/fes http://www.tri-c.edu/10ksb/ https://www.cleurbanwinery.com/ http://cyridmedia.com/ https://www.jumpstartinc.org/#1 03:01s Cyrid Media Studios 03:51s Founding the Female Entrepreneurship Summit 08:20s Working at American Greetings doing speaker support 09:13s Focus of the Female Entrepreneurship Summit 14:44s Early days at Northcoast Cable working in viceo graphics 16:15s Leaving American Greetings and striking out on her own 18:06s 1996, a pivotal time in the internet 21:07s The growing opportunities for creative thinkers 24:50s Studying communications at KSU, well rounded background 27:30s Struggling with all the choices for marketing technologies 32:12s Lessons learned in running a magazine for 10yrs 34:39s Part II Wrap-up of FES 2018 40:16s Details on the new Female Investment Fund “I always liked new technology and I liked things that were new and different. I just didn’t feel like I belonged in a corporate environment.” “I finally feel like people are starting to embrace and realize the benefit of creative thinking.” “You don’t stay in business for 20 years if you’re doing the same thing. You have to reinvent yourself on a regular basis.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Click Subscribe in iTunes!

Nov 2018

44 min 44 sec

RJ Macalanda is a Merch by Amazon expert who's been able to ditch corporate life and live out his travel dreams while building a self sustaining t-shirt business online.  Listen to Ep43 as RJ describes how he went from 0 to $7000 a month in 3 months leveraging Amazon's eco-system and how spontaneously he found himself presenting with CJ Johnson at this year's Nomad Summit - Las Vegas.  A self described "baller on a budget", RJ is now building a MbyA lifestyle community while nomading around the world.  Instagram @rj.mac https://www.facebook.com/groups/191382234733527/ http://bit.ly/balleronabudgetshirt http://www.themillionairefastlane.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_efXMxQTig https://www.reddit.com/ https://www.nomadsummit.com   04:50s Impressions of Kona, Hawaii 06:18s First attending Nomad Summit in 2017 08:40s Growing up and flipping headphones 11:30s Coming from a family with traditional careers 15:20s Researching the opposite from corporate life and dropshipping apps 19:10s Trying different business models and discovering Merch by Amazon 26:40s Diving into Merch and figuring out how to research and market 29:30s Growing sales and having a shirt design catch fire 32:50s Making over $10K a month and becoming a digital nomad 38:32s Meeting CJ Johnson and spontaneously speaking at Nomad Summit Las Vegas 47:32s Leveraging Instagram for trend research 49:52s Collaborating with CJ Johnson and creating community with FB groups 53:45s Digital nomading in Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman Triathlon 56:32s Finding gigs on digital nomad forums on Reddit 1:00:12s Challenge of trying to stay organized and focused while traveling 1:03:42s Staying open minded and realizing change is constant 1:05:401s Being fulfilled with travel and realizing that money is about security / freedom “Merch by Amazon is the easiest and most simplest business model there is for making money online today. I absolutely believe that.” “I’m a baller on a budget, you always gotta be cheap with things.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Click Subscribe in Itunes!

Nov 2018

1 hr 13 min

Bill Latino is a business development guru who's latest reinvention has placed him in the rapidly evolving driverless vehicle industry and has connected him to Israel's tech startup community in Tel Aviv.  Listen to Ep42 as Bill shares his insights on the market and how new radar technology will enable fully autonomous level 5 driving.  Hear Bill's thoughts on the startup scene in Tel Aviv and how Arbe Robotics (an  iAngels.co portfolio company) is providing 4D, high resolution, real-time mapping solutions.  http://www.arberobotics.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGvR_THQbgE https://www.iangels.co/ https://zoox.com/ bill.l@arberobotics.com 07:07s State of the market for driverless vehicles 09:46s Zoox bi-directional level 5 driverless vehicle – end of 2019 12:34s Technology getting better and implementation closer than you think 14:36s 6 levels of autonomous driving 16:45s Running sales and business development for Arbe Robotics 4D radar sensor 20:25s Differences between lidar and radar, and radar for vehicles 22:45s Application / frequency / market space for drones vs automotive 26:32s iAngels.co and the technology scene in Israel 31:26s How technology has changed the sales role and staying in touch 34:15s Staying informed and keeping an open mind 37:20s Surprising speed of development and benefits of driverless vehicles “Being in the forefront of autonomous driving I think it’s just a phenomenal opportunity… Just to think that my grandchildren will never learn how to drive… it’s incredible.”

Nov 2018

43 min 34 sec

Kevin Lynch is a masterful masseur and student of body work whose love of Thai style massage has benefitted clients worldwide.  Listen to Ep 41 as Kevin describes how after a time in construction a friend encouraged him to follow his early inclinations and pursue massage therapy.  Founding Traditional Thai Massage Cleveland, Kevin splits his time between Thailand, the States and wherever his clients take him.   And now, opportunities are leading to his latest reinvention as teacher and trainer.   http://ttmcle.com/ https://mezu.com/ http://bit.ly/cpiercesalguero 03:21s Traditional Thai massage 05:09s Masseuse vs Masseur, Thai vs table massage 08:15s Energy pathways and Thai massage 9:08s Having an inclination to start massage as a kid, creating a massage menu at 10 yrs old 11:30s Early years out of massage school and working on big athletes 14:02s Starting in a spa out of school and finding the Schvitz, a European style bathhouse 18:15s Starting to work with professional athletes 20:25s Discovering Thai massage and having an ahhhhh! Moment 23:10s Self training and practicing Thai massage 25:15s Traveling to Thailand for first time in 2012 to discover spiritual and cultural Thailand 29:20s Studying different body work modalities in Thailand 32:05s Traveling to Europe and Japan with the Cleveland Orchestra 35:40s Doing quality work an educating, referrals only 40:03s Meeting Kevin for first time in Chiang Mai, Thailand 44:02s Technology as a double-edged sword, finding balance 51:14s Being open minded is easy 54:04s Same same but different “This is my life, massage isn’t work for me, I don’t go to work everyday, I go to life everyday.” “I had a friend say to me why don’t you stop breaking your back and start fixin ‘em. And that’s what compelled me to go to massage therapy school.” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Click Subscribe in iTunes!

Oct 2018

1 hr 2 min

Anthony Hancovsky is a champion martial artist who's sold loans and rehabbed houses but his latest project has unleashed a passion for blockchain technology.  Listen to episode 40 as Anthony describes how he first discovered Bitcoin and how he developed part of his opportunistic life philosophy while getting a tattoo.   Now the CEO of EMP.FITNESS, a blockchain based company, Anthony and his team are focused on reinventing the health and wellness experience so people can take better care of themselves. #fitness http://emp.fitness/ http://www.voodoomonkey.org/ https://www.amazon.com/Moved-Cheese-Spencer-Johnson-M-D/dp/0743582853 05:20s Health and wellness in the digital age 07:35s EMP.FITNESS and creating an app on the blockchain 09:02s Pros and cons of choices and a barrier to choice 11:02s Storing biometric data in a hash environment, monitoring stool 14:40s The token / crypto component of health and wellness app 16:00s Attracting health and wellness providers 19:30s The growth of alternative health therapies and services 25:30s Finance telemarketing in Phoenix, AZ 26:45s Re-selling golf balls as a kid 28:50s Closing loans with tattoos and corn rows in the mortgage industry 31:30s Renovating homes, meeting a retired commodities trader, and getting into Bitcoin 36:30s Throwin more money into Bitcoin / cryptos and discovering ICOs 39:30s Meeting like-minded people and starting an app / ICO project EMP.FITNESS 43:02s The value of data scalability across all gym platforms and services 47:50s Constraints facing the blockchain based projects: compliance 53:02s Setting precedents in Cleveland in blockchain with Blockland Cleveland 55:30s Getting a tattoo and taking advantage of opportunities 1:00:25s Who moved my cheese? Dealing with change 1:04:03s Finding a surprising passion for technology and blockchain “I wanna help people understand how to eat better, how to work out better, how to care of themselves better.” “How are we gonna change the atmosphere here in America, from an economic standpoint, if we’re not taking the same steps as the rest of the world where economics is going….business and ecommerce is definitely going into blockchain.” www.jimjimsreinventionrevolution.com/resources Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Click Subscribe in iTunes!

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Oct 2018

1 hr 9 min

Leif is an anesthesiologist on FIRE (financially independent / retired early) who's found a passion for personal finance and blogging.   Listen to Ep39 as Leif describes how he first discovered the FIRE concept and at age 39 realized he had attained financial independence. Now at 42, discovering his new writing skills, Leif is transitioning from his medical career to spend time traveling with his family and sharing his passion for FIRE with other medical professionals through his blog Physician on FIRE. https://www.physicianonfire.com/ @physicianonfire twitter https://andrewtobias.com/books/ https://www.bogleheads.org/ https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/ https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/ https://www.theminimalists.com/ https://www.breakthetwitch.com/ 04:10s An anesthesiologist on FIRE (financially independent / retired early) 05:54s Discovering the FIRE concept through Mr. Money Mustach article 06:50s Realizing you are financially independent at 42 years old 08:32s Overcoming skepticism about “retiring early” 11:57s Do it yourself investing, self-educating on personal finance with Andrew Tobias 16:05s Thinking harder about walking away from your main career, identity issue 20:08s Taking the leap of faith in walking away without having ability to return to career 25:02s Starting the Physician on FIRE without any blogging experience 29:10s Discovering how to break the twitch at CampFI 31:50s Keeping an open mind and maintaining flexible future plans 34:45s Appreciating you may have different skills that were previously untried or undeveloped “There’s a bit of a leap of faith walking away …what would happen after 3 months or 6 months, I guess I don’t know yet” “Just roll with the punches I guess, or be the one throwing them” Enjoy this episode? Share it with friends! Click Subscribe in iTunes!

Sep 2018

37 min 2 sec