Breakthrough Success

Wondering how to hit the breakthrough you've been looking for in your business and life? Breakthrough Success has you covered with one interview every Wednedsay where Marc discovers what makes influencers tick. Heavy hitters like Seth Godin, Ray Edwards, Bob Burg, John Lee Dumas, Mike Michalowicz, Neil Patel, Kim Garst, and many others have shared their experiences with achieving Breakthrough Success and accumulating remarkable growth. Breakthrough Success is for entrepreneurs, marketers, and business owners who want to build their own business empires and enjoy the merits of life beyond work as well.
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Sep 28, 2018

Marta Magdalena is a creative online entrepreneur, serial author, motivation expert and mindset mentor who is driven by a purpose to help people unleash their full potential and turn it into a lifestyle business they love.

Marta runs all her businesses online while enjoying location independent lifestyle and inspiring a life full of freedom, health, and abundance. Marta is very passionate about writing books for her younger self,  empowering other entrepreneurs, and growing her new brand and blog,, to help you create a meaningful business and life.


Quotes To Remember:

“Realize who you are and what you really want.”

“Taking any action is better than just thinking and contemplating too much.”

“The biggest mistake that people make, in terms of an online business or making money online, is that they try to copy someone else.”

“When you have a dream, you really must believe that it is attainable.”

“At the end of the day, actions are your ultimate affirmation.”

“Your mindset is 80% of the success.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to Design Your Life with Passive Income
  • Building and Achieving Your Ideal Lifestyle
  • The 3 & 3 Journaling Method


Key Links From The Show:

Marta’s Site

Episode 6: How To Make Six Figures Writing Kindle Books With Steve Scott

The Till Boadella Show


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti

Lifestyle Entrepreneur Journal by Marta Magdalena

Motivation for Entrepreneurs by Marta Magdalena

Reality Transurfing I-V by Vadim Zeland

The Millionaire Fastlane by M. J. DeMarco

Unscripted by M. J. DeMarco

The 7 Laws of Direct Marketing by Till Boadella

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Sep 26, 2018

Garrett Moon is the CEO and co-founder of CoSchedule, the web’s #1 marketing calendar and mission control for your entire life. He is also the author of 10x marketing formula which is the blueprint for creating competition free content that stands out and gets results.  


Quotes To Remember:

“We have to do more than ever now in order for our content to really stood out.”

“You have to find ways to go beyond the status quo in terms of content creation and develop competition-free content.”

“It really comes down to focus. Focus on where you can create the biggest impact with your time.”

“You have to say ‘NO’ to some 10% things.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Creating Competition-Free Content
  • How to Get Results From Content Creation
  • Spending Less Time to 10% Things and More Time to 10X Things
  • Using CoSchedule to Build Email List


Key Links From The Show:



Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti

10x Marketing Formula by Garrett Moon

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim

Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin

Sep 24, 2018

Gene Monterastelli helps clients get out of their own way to achieve their goals. He is the host of the Tapping Q&A Podcast which provides the answers to the most common and uncommon questions about Emotional Freedom Techniques and tapping.


Quotes To Remember:

“In almost every circumstance when we are sabotaging ourselves, on a subconscious level, we are trying to keep ourselves safe.”

“You can't think your way out of a subconscious belief.”

“Most people don't realize the root cause of them self-sabotaging themselves.”

“Procrastination is the outcome. It’s not the cause.”

“There isn't a huge amount of stuff that is written on self-sabotage.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to Identify and Remove Roots that Lead to Self-Sabotage
  • Getting and Staying Past Our Problems
  • Stop Self-Sabotage & Have The Life You Want
  • How to Grow Your Podcast
  • Managing Multiple Podcasts


Key Links From The Show:

Gene’s Site

Podcast Movement


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti

Brad Yates’ Books

Sep 21, 2018

Jess Ostroff-Tyson is the Digital Marketing & Executive Virtual Assistant at Don't Panic Management and author of Panic Proof: How the Right Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity and Grow Your Business. Since 2011, she's been making matches between chaotic, overworked entrepreneurs and focused, calm virtual assistants. Don't Panic's services include social media marketing, content management, scheduling and booking appointments, travel arrangements, research, data entry, Mailchimp email marketing, WordPress management, editorial management, invoicing and bookkeeping, project management, event planning, and much more.


Quotes To Remember:

“You want to be able to look at your budget and be realistic on what you can afford.”

“For me, it was more important to not be working 15 hour-days and to get some of my life back than it was to spend a little bit of money.”

“Your time is worth more than a virtual assistant’s time.”

“Everything you do should be connected to a goal.”

“You have to be comfortable with the idea that you don't have to do everything and that somebody might be able to do it just as well for you.”

“The amount that you are willing to let go is the amount that you will be able to grow.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Finding the Right Virtual Assistant
  • Measuring The ROI of Having an Virtual Assistant
  • Are You Ready to Hire a Virtual Assistant?


Key Links From The Show:

Jess’ Site

Don’t Panic Management

Virtual Staff Finder


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Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti

Panic Proof by Jess Ostroff

Body of Work by Pamela Slim

Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker

Sep 19, 2018

Mike Michalowicz has grown three multi-million dollar ventures and sold two of them. He is a popular KeyNote speaker and is constantly coming up with innovative strategies such as the Profit First Formula to grow healthy strong companies. The former small business Wall Street Journal columnist has written books like Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan, and the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. His latest book, Clockwork, teaches people how they can design a business that runs itself.

Quotes To Remember:

“Every business has a critical function that the business success and life depends on.”

“Every business that is generating revenue need to start becoming more efficient.”

“We need to select things that have great results versus things that are not.”

“If we can identify these weak links and address them, the entire business elevates on a massive level.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Determining the Right Time to Start
  • How to Identify that “Queen Bee” Role
  • Other Strategies To Do For Your Business When You Have No Funds For Delegation
  • Finding Interns For Your Brand


Key Links From The Show:

Mike’s Site

Episode 13: Finding The Next Wave Of Consumer Demand With Mike Michalowicz


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti

Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz

Surge by Mike Michalowicz

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

Traction by Gino Wickman

Sep 18, 2018

Scott Tedder is a small business owner and entrepreneur who is the Chief Financial Officer of the DermAesthetics, Anti-Aging, Laser & Medical Skin Care Center. He is an Experienced Helicopter and Fixed Wing Pilot, Veteran, and Aviation Consultant. He is the Director of Safety & Chief Pilot for Starr Companies.

Quotes To Remember:

“You have to start with the end in mind and find out what your passion is.”

“Wishing and hoping is not a plan.”

“You have to have faith in yourself.”

“If you want it and you are willing to work for it, you are going to get there. Just don’t give up.”

“There’s no substitute for hard work.”

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

“Opportunities are going to present themselves when you work hard.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Having a Business With Your Partner
  • What It Means to be ‘Living the Dream’
  • Pursuing and Embracing Your Passion
  • How to Get Better at Taking ‘No’
  • Stop Complaining and Do the Work


Key Links From The Show:

CT Derma

Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

Beating the Street by Peter Lynch

Good to Great by Jim C. Collins

Sep 14, 2018

Jeb Blount is the bestselling Author of nine books and among the world’s most respected thought leaders on sales, leadership, and customer experience. He transforms organizations by optimizing talent, leveraging training to cultivate a high-performance sales culture, developing leadership and coaching skills, and applying more effective organizational design.


Quotes To Remember:

“Everything in your business should be geared towards getting leads through the door.”

“Social media, more than anything, is just consistently being there. It’s about presence and familiarity.”

“You use gatekeepers for information.”

“The number one reason why salespeople fail is that they have an empty pipeline.”

“Inbound should primarily be handled by your marketing.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Finding Prospects for Your Business
  • Tips to Reach Decision Makers
  • The Mindset of a Fanatical Prospector
  • Balancing Inbound and Outbound Marketing
  • Providing Value Through Short Videos
  • Getting Better at Creating Content in Public


Key Links From The Show:

Jeb’s Site

Episode 31: How To Master The Mindset And Tactics Of All Successful Salespeople With Anthony Iannarino


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

The Lost Art of Closing by Anthony Iannarino

High‑Profit Prospecting by Mark Hunter

New Sales. Simplified by Mike Weinberg

Sep 13, 2018

David Mead specializes is organizational culture and leadership. He is the co-author of Find Your Why, a practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. He's also a guide of the online Why Discovery Course. After years of developing content to help Simon Sinek share his ideas, David began speaking and facilitating workshops in 2012 to help shift people's perceptions about leadership and culture.


Quotes To Remember:

“The ‘Why’ with the capital ‘W’ is a noun. It’s not a question. It’s a thing, a purpose, a cause, a belief. It is something that is bigger than yourself.”

“None of us is at our best all the time.”

“You don’t have to do any extra work to find your hows.”

“We have to be really clear on what the why for our company is.”

“The why for your company is your own personal why.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to Find Your Why
  • Staying Focused on Your Why
  • How to Make the ‘Hows’ Happen
  • Getting Your Team Connected With Your Why


Key Links From The Show:

Start With Why

Why Discovery Course


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Find Your Why by David Mead

Permission to Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed

Everybody Matters by Rajendra Sisodia and Robert Chapman

Sep 12, 2018

Brooke Elder is the founder of Social Tenacity. She has over 10 years of experience in direct sales. She has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, network marketers, and bloggers build their business online and take them to the next level. She is a master at making your business automated, get the right kind of recruits into your business and showing you how to free up your time. She is passionate about helping network marketers build the business that they want, reach their goals, and help others do the same.


Quotes To Remember:

“When you think of that one thing that you are super passionate about, you can find many different revenue streams that go around that one passion.”

“If you create something today that someone hears three months from now, they are going to think it’s brand new information - especially if they are hearing it on a different platform.”

“If you don’t automate things or you don’t systematize things, it’s going to hurt you in your business.”

“Podcasts are great way to let people know who you are.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Steps to Become an Authentic Influencer
  • Tips to Diversify Your Income Streams
  • How to Build Omnipresence
  • Importance of Automation and Systemation on Your Business
  • Balancing Content Creation and Content Marketing


Key Links From The Show:

Brooke’s Site

Social Tenacity

Rachel Ray’s Site

Dave Ramsey’s Site

Meet Edgar


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

The Wisdom of Walt by Jeffrey Barnes

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters

Sep 10, 2018

Carson Tate is a coach, productivity consultant, professional organizer and spiritual butt-kicker all rolled into one. She a dynamic teacher, coach and productivity consultant known for igniting personal transformation and providing easy to implement, yet power-packed actionable strategies and tools. She is the creator of the Productivity Style Assessment® and the Work Smarter, Not Harder productivity program. Her first book, ‘Work Simply: Harnessing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style’ was released in January 2015 by Penguin.


Quotes To Remember:

“If you can’t focus, you are not going to get anything done.”

“In order to be truly effective, we have to focus on both involuntary and voluntary attention.”

“We are human beings not human doings. We are not robots.”

“Being really clear on what your professional and personal priorities are makes it easier to say YES and NO.”

“Time is a commodity. You can go and earn more money later but you are not getting this...3 mins, 10 mins, 3 hours of your life back.”

“If you are not really clear on what you want and what constitute success for you, and aren’t really tapped into your WHY or your core purpose, you’re gonna spin your wheels and waste time.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Determining Your Own Personal Productivity Style
  • 4 Types of Productivity Styles
  • How to Manage Your Attention Effectively
  • 2 Types of Attention
  • Tips to Prevent Distractions and Sharpen Your Focus
  • How to Invest Your Time Wisely


Key Links From The Show:

Carson’s Site

Productivity Style Assessment® Program

Work Smarter, Not Harder Program



Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Work Simply: Harnessing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson State

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

Sep 7, 2018

Jessica Yarbrough is the creator of the CEO Babe brand. She is a successful marketing strategist and a leading business consultant for female entrepreneurs. She helps women leverage their unique gifts to create high-end coaching programs, masterminds, and retreats. Her adventures have taken her from burning out in the startup world to spending several years backpacking the world solo, to becoming a single mother with no money and finally to building a successful six-figure consulting business.


Quotes To Remember:

“What you want to do is establish yourself as the “go-to expert” for solving that particular customer’s problem.”

“When you get people great results, people naturally want to refer anyway.”

“The biggest thing that's holding everyone back really in this world is fear.”

“The best way to step out of fear is taking action.”

“A lot of people say they want success but when it comes to actually showing up, taking action and doing the work necessary, they don’t.”

“Be discerning when it comes to who you recommend to others.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Tips for Finding the Right Prospects
  • How to Get People Avail the ‘Free Consultation’
  • Charging a Premium Price for a Premium Service
  • Ways to Get Customer Testimonials and Referrals
  • Building the Right Team for Your Business


Key Links From The Show:

Jessica’s Site


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

Napoleon Hill books

Dale Carnegie books

Sep 6, 2018

Michael Montague is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of the book Shiny Object Mastery. His mission is help people transition from the Information Age into the Age of Purpose. He shows people the key to unlocking the door to high productivity excellence by aligning their purposes within life and business

Quotes To Remember:

“Many people think that public speaking is our number 1 fear but researches show that the fear of stepping into and embracing our own superpowers actually ranks even higher on the fear scale.”

“Take a step out of your distraction. Pull yourself out of the black hole of the information age.”

“Having a purpose means that we are forced to look outside of ourselves and see how we can give to other people.”

“It’s easy to have gratitude for the good times in our lives. But, you also want to have gratitude for the challenges and the pain that you have experienced.”

“It’s important to be able to forgive yourself in order to move forward with intention.”

“You need to have the humility to allow yourself to seek help if you need it.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to Stay Focused and Avoid Shiny Object Syndrome
  • Discovering and Embracing your Superpowers
  • Ways to Gain More Time Every Day


Key Links From The Show:

Michael’s Site


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Shiny Object Mastery by Michael Montague

Opportunity by Eben Pagan

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli

Sep 5, 2018

Jeremiah Smith is the President, CEO, and part-owner of SimpleTiger LLC, an SEO agency that delivers extraordinary results for its clients. He’s delivered several speaking engagements on the topics of SEO and digital marketing for a variety of companies including NCR and Comcast and was asked to teach Digital Marketing to senior-level students pursuing marketing degrees at The University of South Florida.

Quotes To Remember:

“SEO is very slow but it carriers a whole lot of power and a whole lot of weight.”

“There is always gonna be competition for keywords.”

“Your content is that bridge that bridges people from the top of the funnel to the middle of the funnel.”

“I don’t think it makes sense to go back and look at blog articles and say ‘We should optimize these for the SEO perspective.’ I would optimize them from a value perspective.”

“Value comes first. Optimization comes second.”

“Link building is still important but definitely not as important as engagement.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to Speed-up SEO Results
  • Creating New Content vs. Optimizing Old Content
  • Getting More Backlinks for Your Content


Key Links From The Show:

Jeremiah’s Site

The Anatomy of SEO | A simple guide for SaaS Companies

Breakthrough Success Episode 16: Marketing Like A Pro With Seth Godin


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Tribes by Seth Godin

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Sep 4, 2018

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Shows in 2017, JV Crum III is the host of four shows on the Conscious Millionaire Podcast and Radio Network. He is a best-selling author, speaker, and High-Performance Coach who is known for his LIVE On-Camera Trainings where he helps coaches and entrepreneurs find $50,000 or more in hidden revenues then develop steps to put it in the bank. He is also the Founder of Conscious Millionaire and the

Quotes To Remember:

“People who are highly successful build businesses that make big impacts.”

“Create some criteria as to what would be a good opportunity for you.”

“Not every opportunity is the right opportunity for you.”

“Abundance really is a mindset.”

“You’ve got to build the right business model.”

‘It’s the mindset, business model, and the third part is execution.”

“When you have good systems in place, when you’ve thought through every step and you know exactly what needs to happen now and what needs to happen next, that’s when you can scale your business and truly become profitable.”

“Start with what is the outcome that you want.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • What are some of the Millionaire Habits and How to Develop Them
  • Having an Abundant Mindset
  • Building and Managing Podcasts
  • Getting Sponsors for Podcast
  • The Importance of Having Systems in a Business
  • Creating a Good Business System


Key Links From The Show:

J.V. Site

Conscious Millionaire High Performance Podcast

Conscious Millionaire Health Podcast

Conscious Millionaire Marketing Podcast

Conscious Millionaire Mindset Podcast


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Conscious Millionaire by J. V. Crum III
Extreme Revenue Growth by Victor Cheng

Focus on Impact by Wendy Lipton-Dibner

Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

The Gift of Adversity by Norman E. Rosenthal

Sep 3, 2018

Scott Mautz is a passionate expert on employee engagement/motivation/inspiration, workplace fulfillment, and others-oriented leadership. He is the CEO of Profound Performance – a keynote, workshop, coaching, and online training company that helps you “Work, Lead, & Live Fulfilled.” He is a popular keynote speaker and author of Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again.


Quotes To Remember:

“You can’t count on your boss to do it for you. You’ve got to do it yourself.”

“Most of us ask the wrong questions when are are feeling uninspired.”

“Failure is an event, not a person.”

“Failure doesn’t happen TO you. It happens FOR you.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • What Drains Your Inspiration at Work
  • Getting Rid of Fear of Failure
  • Dealing with Anti-Muses
  • How to Preserve Inspiration


Key Links From The Show:

Scott’s Site


Recommended Books:

Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti

Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration--And Make Work Exciting Again by Scott Mautz

Winning Well by David Dye and Karin Hurt

Die Empty by Todd Henry

Good to Great by Jim C. Collins