Episode 053 (Shannon Warr) – Recognizing You Aren’t Special Helps You Do Something Special

Shannon Warr is the owner and creator of Clad & Cloth, a women’s clothing boutique that has been blowing up since she started it just a few years ago. They have hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers and have collaborated with some of the most influential people in the fashion world to create awesome, unique … Read more

Episode 052 (Brent Beck) – How a Personal Touch Built a Million-Dollar Company

*From now until 11/24/2021 you can receive 15% off any Grandpa Beck’s Games purchased on Amazon or grandpabecksgames.com when you use code “FREE2FAIL”* Brent Beck has always loved games. In fact, he proposed to his wife during a game of Scrabble. This love of games and creativity led him and his wife to start a business, Grandpa Beck’s Games, … Read more

Episode 051 (Kelley Higney) – Using Customer Feedback to Make Your Product the Best

Kelley Higney is an inspiration when it comes to business. She knows how to improve products with customer feedback, and her business, Bug Bite Thing, does exactly that. They do 8-figures in revenue annually, and was featured on Shark Tank, where she got a deal with Lori Greiner and received her Golden Ticket. Before she … Read more

Episode 049 (Betsy Mikesell) – Surviving a Plane Crash & Setting Up a Business to Run Itself

This episode with Betsy Mikesell has been a year and a half in the making. We were initially scheduled to have the interview last March, but Covid happened. Then we rescheduled for August, but also had to cancel that because she and some of her family actually were in a plane crash. They all survived, … Read more

Episode 048 – Learn How to Market Your Business by Studying Other Industries

Learn How to Market Your Business

For these solo episodes I want to share more about my personal entrepreneurial journey and give practical tips to help you in your businesses. My goal is to provide you with personal stories about how I did what I suggest so that you have different stories to draw from for inspiration. Today I want to … Read more

Episode 020 (Colby Bauer) – Finding Opportunity in What You’re Doing

Thread Wallets makes the coolest elastic wallets in the market, complete with special designs to make them your own. Years ago when they were first starting out I actually was one of their original Kickstarter backers. What you might not have known is that it was originally just supposed to fund a sock company, their … Read more

One Big Thing

This past month has been extremely difficult for me in getting everything done that I needed to, and it all comes down to one thing: lack of dedicated focus. Sure, I’ve been busy and running around and working all day, every day, but looking back now I realize I was working on so many different … Read more

Intentional Learning

Growing up, I would often get asked the question, “What did you learn today?” Usually it would be after I got home from school or church, or at dinner. I feel like it’s safe to say that I wasn’t the only one who was asked this question. I also feel like I’m not the only … Read more

Impostor Syndrome

How many of us have ever felt that we weren’t good enough? That we didn’t deserve success or that we weren’t doing anything worthwhile? Too many people face the Impostor Syndrome and never are able to overcome it. I usually spend days feeling that way, and then I can break out for a quick gasp … Read more

You’ve Been Served!

What comes to mind when you think of service? For me, I have flashbacks of raking leaves or mowing lawns when I was a teenager. I also think of soup kitchens and animal shelters, etc. Overall, when I think of service I usually think of people who can’t do things on their own. People who … Read more

S.O.S.

Yesterday I was diagnosed with a serious disease. As I sit here typing this, my mind is racing, trying to figure out what I can still do with my life. It’s painful, knowing that it can cause me to lose out on everything that I have been hoping and dreaming for in my life.

Challenging Horizons

A couple of months ago I had nothing specific to look forward to in my life. I was living day by day but not doing anything more than sitting on the couch watching television, eat food, and maybe once a week go to the gym or see friends. My life felt like it was being … Read more

Fear-Setting

I’m starting a new project called TEDtalk Tuesday and today is the inaugural video. I love learning from experts in all mediums (books, podcasts, videos, etc.) so not only do I want to share my thoughts on books like I have been doing, but I also want to give people other mediums to learn. I … Read more

“Someday”

I recently got done reevaluating my goals and visions for this year. For those of you who have met me, you know that my goals and dreams are very ambitious. At any given time, I can have up to five business ideas that I’m either working on or that are stuck in my mind. It’s … Read more

Remembering 9/11 – 5 Lessons I Learned That Day

After something tragic happens in life we usually have the surroundings and the situations burned into our mind. Most days I can’t remember what I had for lunch but ask me about when my grandmother died more than 10 years ago, and I can tell you very specific details, down to the songs we listened to while driving to see her. The same is true with 9/11.

Infobesity

America has an obesity epidemic. We are the most overweight and obese generation in history. Physical activity has been on the decline for decades and continues to slide. Yet I would argue that we are currently facing another epidemic that is even more self-destructive and limiting: Infobesity.

You Are a Salesperson

You are a salesperson. There, I said it. There’s no getting around it. Every person on earth is involved in sales one way or another. And every person on earth needs to become a better salesperson if they want to reach their full potential. What comes to mind when you first think about a salesperson? … Read more