Influencer

No Small Creator | Cody Wanner

Often as creators we wonder if we are making an impact, if our message matters, or if we are being heard.  Cody Wanner has started a movement helping creators understand that there are 'No Small Creators.'  His message is helping people find their voice, their message, and a tribe of followers.  

The 10% Entrepreneur | Patrick McGinnis

You have a job but you are looking for more.  You aren't ready to give up that job, so what do you do?  Patrick McGinnis shares how you can be a 10% entrepreneur and create a diversified career.  He shares the 5 types of entrepreneurs and gives you some steps to making your dreams and the dreams others a reality.  It's time to move past the fear and start building the life of your dreams.

Pushing the Limits of Creativity | Troy Christopher Plota

How can you push the boundaries of creativity past their limits?  Why does collaboration beat competition?  What is the future of Photography?  Troy Christopher Plota is a leader in photography and his company Plotaverse is using technology to reinvent community, collaboration, and the future of creativity. 

Persona vs Authenticity | Michael Woodward

Entrepreneurs are told to craft a persona, to be authentic.  It seems that all the internet rockstars have the perfect image, the right story, or have it all together.  Should you create a persona?  How can you be authentic?  Can you have a persona and be authentic?  Going deeper into persona and authenticity is hard especially since the bar is being set so high for influencers and creators.  

From Music Industry Leader to Marketing Guru | Claude Zdanow

Claude Zdanow has chased his dreams since he was a child.  He has built successful recording studios working with people like Drake, Eminem, Yo Yo Ma, The Chainsmokers, and the Chicago Symphony.  He is now on a new journey as he builds the Stadiumred Group.

In today's episode Claude and I also discuss marketing, the changing music industry, building a business as you learn, building a lifestyle brand, evolving your business, see the future in business, perseverance in hard times, believing in your mission, the tools of marketing, the truth about niches, tools versus offerings, and much more.

Don't Outsource Your Ideas | Jarl Jensen

Jarl Jensen is a specialist in inventing and innovating many medical devices.  He has issued patents having retail sales of over $500 million dollars. Jarl shares how you need to own your idea and build a team around you.  Being hands on with your ideas is the key to making them reach their full potential.

In today's episode Jarl and I also discuss his new book 'Optimizing America', creating a cultural economic change, making economics cool, how understanding economics can help you create your own personal ecosystem, the importance of innovative leaders, evolving your idea, writing and selling books, and much more.

The Maker Manifesto | Chad Frey

Chad Frey is at the bleeding edge of the Maker Movement.  Chad shares how entrepreneurs and makers are changing education through S.T.E.M. and S.T.E.A.M.  By bringing the maker movement directly into schools we are able to shape the next generation of innovators and influencers to think outside the box and bring new solutions to the problems they face.  

In today's episode Chad and I also discuss education, co-working, makerspaces, diversity, the social responsibility of entrepreneurs, the importance of the arts, a maker manifesto, finding the right vocation, having informed conversations, and much more.

The Kindness Diaries | Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis chose to give up a life of comfort for a life of fulfillment.  This took him from being a stock broker in London to traveling the world through the kindness of strangers.  His journeys are documented in the Netflix series 'The Kindness Diaries'.  

In today's episode Leon and I also discuss The Kindness Diaries, living your best life, kindness, tv production, chasing your dreams, division versus unity, living in the unknown, finding fulfillment and purpose, and much more.

A Disciplined Hustle | Michael Levitt

Everyone is talking about hustling, but the hustle is often unsustainable.  Michael Levitt shares how you can create a healthy hustle and prevent burnout in today's episode.  He tells us how a disciplined hustle is the key to reaching your full potential and goals.

In today's episode Michael and I also discuss overcoming loss and catastrophic events, hustle vs a paced journey, setting boundaries in business, keeping work at work, scheduling your life to be more productive, essentialism, creating the life you want to live, health, and much more.

The Influencer Economy | Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams is an expert into the world of influence.  He literally wrote the book on it, 'The Influencer Economy'.  On today's episode he shares how you can use storytelling and emotion to begin to influence others with messages of significance.

In today's episode Ryan and I also discuss being curious, standup comedy, purpose versus passion, collaboration, being unintentionally rich, making your greatest hits, understanding value, depression, and much more.

Food, Travel, and Hit Television | Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal created Everybody Loves Raymond and now he's on a new adventure creating and staring in the hit Netflix show 'Somebody Feed Phil'. 

In today's episode Phil shares how he got his start, writing a hit TV show, turning your passions and dreams into a vocation, why everyone should travel, the importance of celebrating diversity, family and friendship, never waiting from one day, planning your trip, living beyond expectations, and more.

New Technology for Old Problems | Sam Rusani

New technology is being used to solve old problems.  Sam Rusani is on the bleeding edge of using new technologies to innovate in industries that go back thousands of years.  Sam is the Chief Revenue Officer at ShipChain.  ShipChain is reinventing how we manage shipping on a global level.  Their technology is built on Blockchain and allows businesses and individuals to track the source and history of their individual items.

Jazz, Jesus, and the Business of Music | Eric Reed

Eric Reed is a piano player well know in jazz circles.  He has played with some of the great musicians of our time.  In today's episode Eric shares the keys to success on how to navigate the business of music for the next generation.  We also dive deep into creating your signature sound as a musician.  Being a musician is balancing the art with the industry of music.  Eric's passion for music is rooted deeply in family and faith.  He shares how these two elements build his success in music and how it impact his humanity.

Creating Global Reach with Technology | Tom Poland

Is your business generating prospects but not highly qualified leads?  How can you identify your perfect customer and have them reaching out to you?  Tom Poland is a lead generating guru.  He shares the keys to building effective lead generation systems to make your business filled with perfect customers.

Business Authority and How You Get It | Michael Greenberg

Do you feel like no one is listening?  Maybe you don't feel like you have the authority should should with your business.  Michael Greenberg shares how you can start building credibility using content.  He says that it's not what you know or who you know, but it's who knows what you know.  We also dive deep into networking and building influence in the episode.

Simplicity in Entrepreneurship | Michael Woodward

Entrepreneurship is a difficult journey.  What if I told you that you are making it harder?  Today I share why simplicity should be the core of how you should chase your big ideas and dreams.  In the episode we redefine simplicity and complexity to better communicate how you can simplify ideas and dreams. 

Creating Work with Purpose | Jeremy Ryan Slate

Does your work matter?  Are you living with purpose?  Jeremy Ryan Slate shares how he stopped hating his life and started creating a life of purpose.  Now he helps others get their message heard by the right audience.  Jeremy will share how you can start making your work have purpose!