Jonathan is the author of Brand vs Wild, a Forbes contributor, sought after speaker and a brand survival expert at McKee Wallwork and Company. Jonathan has helped major brands navigate today’s challenges and his opinions are highly sought after by numerous marketing/business publications. Learn more by visiting http://jonathandavidlewis.com.
Donnie is a legend in the sport of motocross who was on top of the world in 1982. He had just won the AMA Supercross Championship and the 250 Motocross Championship. As a result, he was asked to be a member of Team USA in the Motocross and Trophee Des Nations. While training and preparing for these important races in Germany, Donnie suffered a debilitating concussion and never returned to professional racing. Donnie talks about his time as a champion and what it was like to have experienced such a terrible crash that ended his racing career. Currently, Donnie currently operates a successful motocross school that teaches amateur and professional racers proper techniques for going fast and winning. Be sure to visit his website at http://donniehansen.com to find out more about Donnie and his upcoming events.
Mitch entered the software business as the founder of Timeslips Corp (sold to Sage Pic) after creating the largest network of Certified Consultants in the software industry. They helped intuit Corp create their own Certified Quickbooks Accountant Network as well. After he sold his company, he ran Sage Pic in the US as the COO with over 300 staff.
Mitch became involved in the VC community, first as an advisor to startups and then as the CEO of the largest furniture shopping site early in 2000, Furniture Fan.com. He later found himself as the CEO/President of Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes Business Breakthrough joint venture. He created another division with almost 300 people and everything was virtual, without any physical infrastructure, working from his home office/spare bedroom. Mitch went on to write an Amazon #1 Best Seller: The Invisible Organization, which gives his step by step formula for transforming a traditional physical infrastructure into a virtual powerhouse of a company and then that company into a marketing super power. He has also been involved with other projects, including a partnership with Kevin Harrington, launching a new brand on the radio.
Mitch currently helps coaches build profitable practices through his Master Class. You can also listen to Mitch as host on his podcast, Your First Thousand Clients Podcast. You can learn more about Mitch, his services and podcast at http://mitchrusso.com.
*Make sure you understand your customer.
*Try to sell it first before you build it.
*Don’t sell something before you know what to sell next. You always need a follow-up.
Marques grew up in a single parent home with a father that inspired him. He attended Howard University where he played division 1 football prior to getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. He played for five years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars. Even during the offseason he helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.
At the age of 27, Marques founded a construction company that grew rapidly within its first few years, however, he eventually went bankrupt after losing almost 2 million dollar on one project in just under 90 days. At his darkest moment, the NFL trust helped him restructure his life. With a lot of hard work and determination, he became a motivational speaker and marketing leader, helping to build others up to succeed. His bestselling book, “Sleepless Nights: The NFL: A Family and Business” is an autobiography from birth, to his NFL career, rise and fall in corporate America and beyond. It also details how he overcame his demons of drinking and gambling to get his life back on track. Be sure to visit his website at http://marquesogdenpublicspeaker.com.
*Have 7 Streams of Income
*Know Your Business
*Always Vet Your Partner
*Ensure You are Properly Funded
*Be Ready to Walk Away
*Be the Best Salesperson in Your Company
Bobby is a Harvard Law School graduate and the founder of Klinck, LLC. He is trained as an intellectual property attorney who helps entrepreneurs, startups and innovators harness their intellectual property, reduce exposure to lawsuits and handle any lawsuits that arise. He is dedicated to entrepreneurs and is the son of a small business owner. Bobby has a number of resources to help entrepreneurs with intellectual property plans and execution. This includes written materials online in The Academy on his website and his books he has written. His book titles include The Entrepreneur’s IP Planning Playbook and Patent Litigation Primer. Both have received best seller in at least one Amazon category. Be sure to visit his website at http://klinckllc.com.
*Get agreements in writing
*Have a plan
*Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good
Virginia is a true inspiration after overcoming a severe motor vehicle accident that left her 100% permanently disabled. She spent 1,278 days of intense rehabilitation, but knew her story was not over. Prior to her accident, she had spent years creating leaders and handling some of the hardest crises for big businesses. So, during her recovery she successfully launched her coaching business which has brought her much success. She has been nominated and received many awards in 2017 for her work as a coach and leader. She is the author of “Yes You Can!” and she is a sought after inspirational speaker. Her mission is to empower service based entrepreneurs to dream into their future, create their own destiny and leave a legacy through mindset, leadership and good business practices. Be sure to visit her coaching website, The Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence, at http://aoeenow.com.
*Have a better understanding of who you are.
*Get clear on your business plan.
*Be unique and be the best at what you do.
Anmol struggled after college while trying to trade stocks. However, he later discovered a pattern that allowed him to go from zero to profitable. In 2014 he co-founded Live Traders in which he teaches others how to win in the stock market with courses and webinars. He is also an avid real estate investor with a large portfolio and has funded two other tech based companies. Be sure to visit his website at http://livetraders.com and grab your FREE trading ebook.
Bruce is a cum laude graduate of Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. He has a diverse background that includes marketing, broadcasting, promotions and public/media relations. He has worked in a variety of industries which include sports/entertainment, radio/tv and advertising. He has also taught Promotions Techniques at the college level. He has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Sports Illustrated. Also, he has been a speaker and presenter all over the United States and in over 15 countries. He is currently the President and Founder of Now Hear This, which is a management, promotion and booking company. Be sure to visit his website at http://now-hear-this.net. You can hear his podcast, “Now Hear This Entertainment,” on iTunes, Good Play, Stitcher Radio and SoundCloud.
*Be seen so others do not forget you
*Surround yourself with confidants who have success themselves
*Best FREE graphic design tool with over a million photographs, graphics and fonts: http://canva.com
Cloris has a MBA and degree in industrial engineering. She is currently a coach for entrepreneurs, consultant, author and podcast host of Magnificent Time for Entrepreneurs, available on iTunes. She has interviewed guests such as Chris Brogan, Neil Patel, Mel Abraham and three of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s daughters, Serena, Saje and Skye.
Cloris has been featured on EO Fire with John Lee Dumas, News 8, All Business Experts and NBC. She helps her clients attract the RIGHT clients and build a magnificent business that thrives long term. Cloris knows about life challenges and one of her obstacles along the way was coping with divorce. As she struggled with this, she happened to meet the late Dr. Wayne Dyer. Dr. Dyer became her trusted guide during this difficult time and inspired her to write a book to help others overcome similar obstacles. Her book titled: “Magnificent…Married or Not” can be found on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Cloris-Kylie/e/B00JDKWVG4. Be sure to visit her website at http://ClorisKylie.com.
*Connect with Influencers
*The Mastery Journal by John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire, EO Fire.
This episode is packed with great information. Jay spends time with Gary Vaynerchuk and is a five times New York Times Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, co-host of Social Pros Podcast (named Best Marketing Podcast in 2015 in Content Marketing Awards) and the President and Founder of Convince and Convert.com (Named one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA. His clients include Taylor Made, Arizona State University, Pella, Hilton Worlwide, Cabela’s, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations and Cisco). http://Convineandconvert.com is one of the world’s most popular online resources for business owners and marketers. They have more than 3 million visits per year. Jay was the host for three days at the global IBM conference (thousands in attendance). Jay has been featured almost everywhere: CNBC, USA Today, AdAge, MSNBC, Fast Company Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, The Boston Globe NPR, CNBC and Inc Magazine.
Be sure to visit Jay at http://JayBaer.com to read his very popular blog, learn about his best-selling books, watch cool videos and explore the enormous amount of marketing content on his site. You can find his books, Youtility Series, Now Revolution and Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers on Amazon.
*Be as personal and as human as you can in business
*Marketing is about people, not logos.
*The most important word in business is NO.
*Build trust at the personal level.
*Communicate at the personal level.
*Jay’s Book Recommendation for Entrepreneurs: Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden. http://www.amazon.com/Procrastinate-Purpose-Permissions-Multiply-Your/dp/0399170634
Meiyoko is an internationally recognized author, entrepreneur and personal development coach. He has worked with individuals around the globe showing them how to take charge of their lives, find their passion and unlock the greatness within. He has a new book titled, “Find Your Amazing -5 Steps to Transforming Your Life.” You can grab his FREE eBook, “Habitude: Your Guide to Busting Bad Habits and Creating Good Ones!” on his website at https://meiyokotaylor.com.
*Surround yourself with others that push you to be more successful.
*Remove the scarcity mindset.
* Recommended Read: T. Harv Eker. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Millionaire-Mind-Mastering-Wealth/dp/0060763280
Chelsea offers a coaching program for entrepreneurs that help them clarify their vision, take action and step out into a higher level of visibility for success. Chelsea started out as an attorney, however, she quickly found out that she was not connected to the work she was doing. Two years into the process, the stress, exhaustion and pressure led to a serious panic attack and on the floor. She had a decision to make because if she continued on that path, she was putting her health at risk, squelching her dreams of traveling, limiting her ability to have rich relationships and negatively impacting her financially. It has not been easy, but Chelsea figured out that her first step was to dump her negative mindset. Since then she has figured out how to survive as an entrepreneur while making her own schedule, traveling to exotic locations and spending more time with those she loves. Be sure to visit her website at http://chelseafournier.com.
*Go in the Right Direction
*Get Clear on Your Vision and Craft a Vision Statement
Ronen is former computer programmer for the Israeli army. He and co-founder, Simcha Gluck, developed FreshBiz Global as a Benefit training company that combines fun, multi-dimensional winning and smart thinking into organizations around the world. FreshBiz Global is a featured Game Changers 500 company alongside other well-known brands such as WholeFoods, Kickstarter and Zappos. Their very cool entrepreneurial board game, Fresh Biz, has been played by over 50,000 people across 20 countries. They integrate their game into trainings, talks and workshops. Be sure to visit http://freshbizgame.com to learn more! Text 44144 with message: BOOK and Ronen will send you a FREE copy of his book, The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the way you play life.
Motocross is my passion and I am super excited to bring you interviews with some of the fastest motocross racers on the planet, Zach Osborne and Blake Baggett. In addition, I interview Jason Weigandt, a broadcaster for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series on NBCSN and Senior Editor at Racer X, motocross fans and even the kettle corn lady. This was my first experience recording interviews at an event away from my office. It’s quite a different skill set being out in the elements with the sun, heat, humidity and having to manage a handheld recorder. But, I believe I handled it well. I did this so that you will get a glimpse into the world of motocross as I gain interview miles out in the field while recording. This is a break from my typical episode and focus, but it will not replace my traditional format, just something new for me and you. Let me know what you think. Be sure to visit my website at http://timlaskis.com/resources to get your discount rate for today’s sponsors, BlueHost and Long Tail Pro. Also, to learn more about Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, go to http://ProMotocross.com.
Trevor is a young hustler from Cape Cod and he always knew he was going to be an entrepreneur. He was selling lemonade at age 7 and started his own lawn care business at age 13. At age 17 he imported phone cases and sold them to all of his friends and family. He also started Trevor James Products which sells imported bracelets. Trevor is on a fast path to success and he is already a published author with a second book coming out in June 2017.
If all this wasn’t enough, Trevor is the co-founder of Become the Lion. This has turned into the world’s leading platform for transforming your mindset from being average to superior. He also has a podcast titled: “Become the Lion” which he interviews successful high profile guests. Be sure to listen on iTunes. Be on the lookout for a supercool Podcast Course he is developing which will teach you the A to Z of setting up and running your own podcast show. You can learn more about Trevor at http://becomethelion.com. Also, be sure to follow Become the Lion on FB, Twitter and Instagram.
Chris is an ex-sales executive who quit his secure job to start his own business online. However, in his first few years he made next to nothing. In fact, he spent his entire savings of $81,000 and ended up flat broke and living with his parents. But, everything turned around when he discovered how powerful direct response copywriting is.
Today, Chris is a sought after expert in market research. He has consulted with Shark Tank winners, Inc. 500 Companies and 8 figure internet marketers. He has personally benefited from the services of coaches and his mission is to help coaches attract high ticket clients. He has a great blog and website which details his knowledge and skills. He developed a 5 Step Process to Create Higher Converting Sales Copy in as Little as 3 Days! Go to http://chrislaub.com today!
In 2006, Jesse and his brother, Aaron, had an opportunity to purchase several tons of Pinot Noir, their favorite varietal. It cost them their life savings, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. Using the facilities at August Briggs Winery, owned by their uncle Joe, they produced a wine that was all their own –the first vintage of Romililly Pinot Noir. They made a lot of mistakes and learned plenty. Their little 200-case vintage gained them a lot of attention, earning a 93 rating from the Pinot Report. For the next five years, they kept at it, slowly increasing their production, but never enough to satisfy demand, so they kept growing the business. Jesse says it is all about family, learning by doing, taking on more than they can probably handle, and including wine in every part of their lives. They pride themselves on being upstarts in the winemaking industry, not winemaking royalty, and their renegade approach influences the wine they make and it keeps them hungry for success. Be sure to check them out at http://augustbriggs.com and http://Romililly.com. Also, you can stop by any of the wine tasting rooms in northern California
Rocky is an experienced executive, CEO, Director, keynote speaker, trainer and adviser. He is the founder and principal of 3 Sixty Management Services, LLC. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for UniTek Global Services, a mid-cap telecommunications solutions company, after retiring form a 36-year career with UPS, the largest shipment and logistics company in the world. While an executive at UPS, he successfully launched one of the largest rebranding initiatives in franchising history, The UPS Store, which revolutionized the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from St. John’s University. You can connect with Rocky at https://3sixtymanagementservices.com
Nicholas pulls back the curtain on using Facebook and other media sites for marketing. He offers speaking engagements, extensive trainings, summits and even has a popular blog. Visit him at http://www.nicholaskusmich.com/ to learn more and watch some really cool and captivating videos.
Jared is a strategist and philanthropist. For over 20 years he has helped to create strategies, brands, campaigns, events and teachings that help us re-imagine philanthropy and transform perspectives. He coaches and consults for individuals, brands and governments across the globe. He is on a quest to contribute to a more harmonious world. Some of the organizations and movements he has consulted for include American Indian Movement, Keep a Child Alive, Genocide Intervention Fund, One Campaign, International Justice Mission, Lawyers Without Borders, Save Darfur, Human Rights Watch, Freedom House and USAID. In addition, he has consulted for the governments of the United States, Nigeria, Rwanda and Kenya. In 2012 he co-authored the book, Wisdom Meets Passion, with his father, NYT bestselling author, Dan Miller. Jared has traveled extensively and spent a decade living in East Africa and almost two years in Costa Rica. He currently lives in Nashville, TN. Be sure to visit his website at http://www.jaredangaza.com/
Zach is a full time entrepreneur, world traveler, dancer and connector. He was a round 4 finalist on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. He is the Founder and CEO of https://assistagram.us/ where he specializes in creating Instagram campaigns reaching millions. One of his recent clients is Dubai, which is a city-state in the United Arab Emirates. Zach has also performed a year of service with the urban ministry program call Mission Year. He lived on $2.00 a day for food, served over 1000 hours of community service and built genuine relationships with his neighbors for a year. Zach had the honor of giving a Ted Talk which you can view here at https://youtu.be/6aVNY8PIoFA.
You can view his dance video at https://youtu.be/1l_mi0wETA0
*Get a side hustle.
*Invest in yourself.
*It’s all about balance and consistency.
Mani is the founder of 2000 books. He is a Physicist and Electrical & Computer Engineer who spent 13 years in the TECH industry rising up the ranks to manage Billion dollar cellphone projects at a Fortune 500 company. However, he gave it all up to start 2000 books. Over the last 5 years, he has read over 1000 books in the field of Business and Personal Development. And, over the last few years he has been reading 7 books/week which average to 1 book a day. What he does best is break down the core ideas, connect them to other ideas and explain it to others. He is driven to constantly feed the minds of ambitious entrepreneurs with great ideas. Be sure to visit his website at https://2000books.com/ as he offers coaching for growing your podcast or YouTube Channel. And, he has several courses for developing Mental Toughness, Meditation and Time Management.
Adam started out with only $194 and a limited ability to speak English. However, he was able to build and sell his first 7-figure business in less than 10 years. Today, Adam influences over 100,000 coaches, consultants, speakers, experts, online marketers and entrepreneurs world-wide, teaching them how to transform their limiting, time sensitive businesses into automated money making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy. Be sure to connect with him on FB, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram @ AdamUrbanski. Also, be visit his website at https://themarketingmentors.com/
Recommended Reads: The Big Leap - Gary Hendricks, Built to Sell - John Warrillow, The Power of Focus - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt.
*Get focused on one thing you do well and teach others.
*Nothing happens overnight.
*Everything can be copied.
*You are unique.
Paul built his first business at age 24 and in four years he was able to go from $0 to $500k in annual revenue by putting the right systems into place. He later sold the company for 3x net profit. Today, he is a consultant, trainer and podcast host of Business Owner’s Freedom Formula. Paul shares awesome tips in this episode on setting up your company to succeed. You can learn more about Paul at https://paulmaskill.com/
*Believe in Your Business.
*Don’t worry that someone else is already running a business similar to yours.
*Delegating is empowering.
Former NFL Cheerleader, Kelly Roach, is making her mark as an entrepreneur. She is the author of Unstoppable: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business Life. Her goal is to help her clients reach their true potential, live their dreams and build profitable businesses that enhance their lives. She offers coaching programs, mastermind groups, online courses and private consulting to individuals and organizations. Kelly is also a paid speaker and podcast host of Unstoppable Success Radio. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, Money Daily, ABC and Fox. Be sure to visit her website at https://kellyroachcoaching.com/