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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Jan 9, 2018

Christine McAlister is business and success coach and expert on turning tragedy into triumph. Her company, Life With Passion, helps high-achieving, motivated women to create successful freedom-based businesses they love.

Quotes To Remember:

“If I could survive this thing, I could do or survive anything else.”

“Our lives are full of highs and lows….the more embracing we are of both...that allows us to sustain the highs for longer.”

“A lot of times, it’s like we are inside a jar, and we can’t see our own label.”

“You already have something that you are an expert in, whether or not you know it, or believe it.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to keep up moral levels and look after ourselves during challenge & tragedy.
  • Learn to stay in the “triumph” phase of your life, rather than getting stuck in the “tragic” phase.
  • Learn why it’s important to have a mentor/coach to help you be your best self
  • How to make time for multiple aspects of life, including personal life, business growth.
  • Learn it is ok to give yourself time off to make sure you can be as productive as possible.


Key Links From The Show:

Christine’s Free Gift for Listeners


Recommended Books:

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

You’re a Bada** at Making Money by Jen Sincero

How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold

Jan 8, 2018

Aaron Hendon is a Seattle Realtor, real estate investor, author, educator, and speaker. He is a managing partner of Christine & Company, a Seattle Magazine awarded, 5-Star Real Estate Agent, and an individual Rising Star in Seattle Real Estate winner. Aaron brings together a diverse background and history including transformational leadership, entrepreneurial start-ups, and traditional cold calling sales.


Quotes To Remember:

“I was smiling and dialing.”

“You don’t have to convince people to buy a house, they already want to buy a house.”

“A black swan lurks behind every corner.”

“You get what you measure.”

“If you don’t work you don’t eat.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to get started in real estate, without taking a risky hit
  • Learn what criteria to consider and look for when investing
  • Learn why cold calling/making phone calls is imperative to selling real estate
  • How and where to find the right clients without paying
  • When to take the plunge into commission only salary.


Key Links From The Show:

Aaron’s Site


Recommended Books:

Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini

To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
Shortchanged by Shortcuts by Aaron Hendon

Jan 5, 2018

Mike Belsito is the Co-Founder of Product Collective which is a community for product people. In addition to co-founding and developing this community, he also co-founded and organized INDUSTRY: The Product Conference, where product managers with world-class products gather together to share their insights and learn so they can build, launch, and scale their creations.


Quotes To Remember:

“How can you position yourself differently?”

“If you have a good attendee experience, then the other things tend to follow.”

“How are people going to find out about you?”

“You do the things that don’t scale, and figure out what works so you can scale them up later on.”

“Don’t be discouraged if your first event isn’t profitable.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s important to follow people in your field, and learn from them
  • Learn to market your event to find the right attendees
  • How to find your ideal audience, and how to reach out to them
  • Why “cold calling” individual potential customers is still valuable
  • How to keep review and improve on your events, by noting things that you’d like to change


Key Links From The Show:

Mike's Email

Mike’s Twitter


Recommended Books:

Rework by Jason Fried

Content Inc by Joe Pulizzi

The Monk and The Riddle by Randy Komisar

Jan 4, 2018

Lee Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a 15 year old public relations and digital media agency. The Millennial Whisperer has become a highly sought after KeyNote speaker on hiring and retaining a high-performing multi-generational team. She is also the author of two books, Millennials & Management and The Boomerang Principle.

Quotes To Remember:

“Just saying it doesn’t necessarily make it come true.”

“The most diverse teams, when they work together, are the strongest teams.”

“Just saying please and thank you during the day can go a long long way.”

“You have to change the wheels while you’re driving the bus towards that direction.”

“Always leave a party when you’re still having fun.”

“It is your job to make sure that the people who could be influential for you know who you are.”

“Relevance is fleeting.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How and what makes a strong personal brand
  • How to choose and efficiently manage social media pages
  • How to put together a strong millennial team, and working together.
  • Learn to talk about and promote your personal brand
  • How to find business and talk to people at a networking event
  • Why it’s so important to pay attention, to stay ahead of the curve


Key Links From The Show:

Lee’s Site

Follow Lee On Twitter @LeeCaraher


Recommended Books:

The Power of Onlyness by Nilofer Merchant

Pivot by Jenny Blake

Work Pause Thrive by Lisen Stromberg

Millenials & Management by Lee Caraher

The Boomerang Principle by Lee Caraher

Jan 3, 2018

Ryan Moffett is the lead manager of the Blackpier Atlas Portfolio of Strategies spending the last 12 years specializing designing and trading robust systems and strategies. In those 12 years he has worked with and been mentored by traders out of the CBOE as well alternative hedge fund managers out of New York and California.

Prior to managing Blackpier Capital, he worked for Martin & Company, a $2 billion investment firm as well as Gulfstream Capital, an alternative investment advisor with $40 million in assets.


Quotes To Remember:

“You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can’t execute on that idea it ain’t much good.”

“In baseball, you can be wrong 7 out of 10 times, you can still be an All star… isn’t that different.”

“Failure is constantly happening.”

“One of the biggest parts of being a trader is understanding what the other side thinks and how they think.”

“If you cover your downside, your upside will take care of itself.”

“The market is never wrong.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • The pathway to becoming a high performance investment trader
  • Why it’s so important to surround yourself with people doing what you want.
  • How to decide whether an investment is right/good for you.
  • How to plan for bad cycles/periods
  • How to differentiate between “false hype” and good analysis.


Key Links From The Show:

Black Pier Capital Blog

Black Pier Capital Site

Black Pier Capital Email


Recommended Books:

The Original Wizards by Jack D. Schwager

Reminiscence of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre

How I made $2M on The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas

Jan 2, 2018

Whitney Nicely started her real estate investing career after selling dump trucks. She flipped her first property in 2009 and has never looked back. She is a very successful real estate investor and highly sought after strategist who helps others create and boost their portfolios. Whitney also empowers women to dive into the real estate investment world in order to take control of their lives and finances.


Quotes To Remember:

“I like to buy houses without spending any money.”

“Get in, do a couple small deals, go through the process, figure out what you like, and then grow from there”

“The numbers don’t lie.”

“If you get that bad taste in your mouth, it’s hard to get back in.”

“Everybody knows someone with a problem with a house.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn what to look for when investing in real estate
  • How to replace your 9-5 income with real estate
  • How to buy real estate without spending any of your own money
  • How to make offers to win a negation situation
  • How and where to buy real estate in your area


Key Links From The Show:
Whitney’s Site


Recommended Books:

Miracle in the Mountains by Harnett Thomas Kane

Shoemaker of Dreams by Salvadore Ferrigamo

Proverbs - 31:16
Whitney’s Book

Jan 1, 2018

Dan Lok has built a thriving network of multi-million dollar enterprises. He now inspires entrepreneurs and thought leaders from around the world to do the same. Dan. otherwise known as The King of High-Ticket Sales, is one of the most highest paid and in-demand consultants in the luxury and high-ticket space.


Quotes To Remember:

“Revenue is good, but at the end of the day, it’s how much are you netting.”

“Business is a game of margins, not volumes.”

“It’s all your limited beliefs that will hold you back.”

“If you are always easily reachable and available, you’re not very valuable.”

“I don’t sell information, I provide transformation.”

“To sell more, you’ve got to get them on the phone.”

“The more you pay, the more you pay attention.”

“Be effective by being selective.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why high ticket sales can be less work and better return
  • How not to project your problems on clients
  • Why restricting supply is lucrative and can make you more valuable
  • Why most high ticket sales start with a phone call, and how to make them happen
  • How to take on and manage more clients
  • How to be able to choose your clients, and work on projects you want to.


Key Links From The Show:

Dan’s site

Dan’s Youtube channel


Recommended Books:

80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

F.U. Money by Dan Lok

Dec 27, 2017

Jim Heskett is the juggling author who writes at least four books every year as he juggles book writing with the time he spends with his family, friends, and his full-time job. He shatters the excuse of not having enough time to write your very own book, and we’ll unveil the curtain with Jim’s productivity secrets


Quotes To Remember:

“I have to focus on what people want, and that’s how I can provide the most value.”

“I’m always learning.”

“If I’m going to build an empire……I can’t slack off even for one day.”

“I’m 100% responsible for my success and my failures.”

“Writing has never felt like a chore for me.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s important to have a good team around you to help with your business.
  • How to market fiction books to the right audience, using similar authors to help get it in the right hands
  • Why creating content has multiple uses, and how it can be repurposed for benefit
  • How to use a mailing list to promote and attract new customers
  • How to work quickly to prevent getting stuck on ideas that don’t sell, instead focusing on what people want.

Key Links From The Show:

Jim’s Non Fiction Site

Jim’s Main Site

Recommended Books:

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

Publish. Repeat - Sean Platt/Johnny Truant

Lexicon - Max Barry

Dec 20, 2017

Richard Shuster is a psychologist and host of The Daily Helping Podcast. The show features guests who inspire listeners to become the best versions of themselves and make the world a better place. This encapsulates Richard’s journey of helping others and encouraging others to do the same.


Quotes To Remember:

“We always strive to be better, there isn’t this magical day where we’re just like “Hey, I’m done learning, I’m done developing…..but I do believe there is a formula.”

“Even when you reach that status, you can always do more, and be better.”

“Whether we’re giving, or we’re receiving, the reaction that we experience physiologically is identical.”

“Helping others allows us to experience even greater pleasure.”

“You are who you associate with.”

“Find those people who are going to help you achieve your goals and help you along the way.”

“Don’t ride the highs too high and the lows too low.”

“You HAVE to face your fear.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why giving is just as important to you as receiving.
  • How to distance yourself from influences in your life that have impeded your ability to maximise your potential.
  • How to focus on the long term goals and prospects as an entrepreneur
  • Why and How it is important to face your fears.
  • How to become your “Best Self” and why helping others helps you get there.


Key Links From The Show:

Richard’s Website

“The Daily Helping” in the App Store > Richard’s App.

Recommended Books:

Jay Papasan - The ONE Thing

Tim Ferriss - The Tools of Titans

Dec 13, 2017

Nathan Hirsch has bootstrapped two multi-million dollar businesses which he runs to this day. Nathan’s first business, Portlight, an Amazon store with over $20 million worth of product sales, emerged from his college dorm room. At Portlight’s peak, Nathan and his team were managing over 500,000 products on the Portlight Amazon store from over 1,000 drop ship suppliers.

Nathan’s second business,, is a hiring marketplace specialized for eCommerce business owners. now services over 2,000 online businesses and is on pace to hit $3 to $4 million in 2017.


Quotes To Remember:

“After a hire, that’s where the real tests begin”

“As a business owner, hiring is an investment. It’s an investment of your money, your time, your energy, so when you make an investment into someone, you need to look for those red flags early”

“We’ve all worked with someone before who has a bad outlook on life….. that’s a cancer in your business, you don’t want that within 100 yards of your company”

“Almost all bad business relationships, come down to a break in communication. At a basic level, your workers need to speak the same language.”

“Providing things you can go back and reference, is incredibly important”

“You don’t own three companies by working inside 3 companies, it doesn’t work like that, you have to delegate.”

“If you waste your time, you’re not getting that back”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn when and how to delegate various processes of your business
  • How to pick the right VA, looking past just the skills.
  • Why communication is key in all aspects
  • How to find the right employee by developing your interview process
  • How to turn delegation into revenue


Key Links From The Show: --Nathan’s site

Skill Sets Rates for FreeeUp

Video testimonial on FreeeUp from Ben Cummings

How FreeeUp Works Infographic

Free Up Your Business: 50 Secrets to Bootstrap Million Dollar Companies


Recommended Books:

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Deliver Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Think Like Jeff Bezos by Jamie Morris

Free Up Your Business - Nathan’s book

Dec 6, 2017

Joe Pulizzi is the founder of Content Marketing Institute, a UBM company and the leading education and training organization for content marketing. CMI is responsible for producing Content Marketing World, the largest content marketing event in the world. He’s also the author of five books including his latest, Killing Marketing. His third book, Epic Content Marketing was named one of the “Five Must Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune Magazine.

Quotes To Remember:

“There’s a lot of different ways to market a product, but if I’m going to choose one I’d choose content marketing”

“If you can build a loyal and trusting audience, you can create 10 different kinds of revenue”

“This is a marathon and not a sprint”

“It’s all about the subscriber”

“There’s nothing like amazing research that’s gonna put you as the most credible resource in the industry”

“The audience will absolutely fell you what they will give you money for”

“Don’t fall in love with the product, fall in love with your audience”

What You’ll Learn:

  • The “Content Tilt”, how to embrace it and find your own.
  • The essentials of marketing.
  • How to build an audience, and what to focus on when monetizing the experience.
  • How to integrate a crucial, yet rarely used marketing tactic beneficially
  • How to grow your brand into a media company
  • How to turn visitors into subscribers to grow your audience.


Key Links From The Show:

Killing Marketing -- Joe’s Book

Joe’s Site

@joepulizzi - Joe’s Twitter Handle


Recommended Books:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

See Joe’s book in the key links

Nov 22, 2017

Mark Schaefer is a globally-recognized KeyNote speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow}, one of the top marketing blogs in the world. He specializes in marketing strategy and social media workshops. He’s consulted a combination of start-ups and global brands such as Adidas, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Pfizer, The U.S. Air Force, and the UK government. He’s also the author of five bestselling books such as The Content Code and Born To Blog.   Quotes To Remember: “What really keeps me going is I know I’m having a positive impact on people.” “If you’re just in it for the money, I’m not sure you’re going to sustain it.” “You can’t just chase every shiny red ball.” “You need to focus on one kind of content.” “If you’re not joyful, if you’re not having fun, you’re going to quit.” “Creating content isn’t the finish line, it’s the starting line.” “If you got a keyboard or a smartphone, and a WiFi connection, you can create content.” “You don’t need to be an expert, you don’t need to have all the answers, but you do need to take your best shot and start.” What You’ll Learn:

  • How to create a large targeted audience.
  • How to get your audience to share your content
  • How to stand out as a content creator in a saturated market
  • How to create useful partnerships that can help further in your career
  • How to enjoy your work.

  Key Links From The Show: Mark’s Site   Recommended Books: Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly Small Data by Martin Lindstrom Known by Mark Schaefer

Nov 15, 2017

Introduction: Dwayne Klassen is known as THE Coach for Men. He’s an engaging and entertaining transformational speaker, author coach, and relationship expert. As the creator of The Remarkable Man Coaching Program, Dwayne teaches that no matter how hard life can get, you can rise up, make a difference, and win.   Quotes To Remember: “We all know who we want to be inside, you’ve already met that individual in life.” “Too many of us are driving through this life with a rear view mirror that’s bigger than the windshield; we’re looking back all the time.” “Be mindful of what that remarkable man looks like.” “When I took full responsibility, that’s when things shifted.”   What You’ll Learn:

  • How to understand and overcome frustration in your life
  • Learn to harness both masculine and feminine energy usefully.
  • How to make time for your loved ones and those important in your life.
  • How your actions and outward appearance have effect on your spouse and children, and how to put out a positive vibe.

Key Links From The Show: Dwayne’s Site The Remarkable Man Show - Dwayne’s Podcast   Recommended Books: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman The War of Art by Steven Pressfield The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Nov 8, 2017


Debbie Drum is a full-time marketer, content creator, and author. She has self-published several of her books on Amazon under various pen names but recently published the book Read Better Faster under her pen name, and the insights in that book will be the focus of today’s episode.


Quotes To Remember:

“If you can’t do something good, or you’re mediocre at it, there’s always something you can do to get better.”

“The great thing about being an entrepreneur is that you can decide your own path, there’s no written rulebook.”

“If you want to keep getting paid for your expertise, you’re going to need to be on that continuing education string”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to improve your reading speed using tools available to you
  • How to ensure the retention of information when reading quickly
  • How to use both visual and audible stimulation to maximise effectiveness in memory when training
  • How to overcome the fear of public speaking
  • The most cost effective way to read many books.


Key Links From The Show:

Debbie’s website - Debbie’s email


Recommended Books:

10 Years Younger by Kylie Ansett

Read Better Faster by Debbie Drum

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Luiz

Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley

Nov 1, 2017


Anne Rainbow is the content editor and creator behind Scrivener Virgin where she takes us through her journey of mastering the popular writing tool while providing insights into the realms of self-publishing and marketing. Anne also created the Red Pen course where she teaches writers how to self-edit and enjoy the process.


Quotes To Remember:

“That’s what makes it so compelling, you can’t give up, because you’re in a team.”

“It’s all in the planning.”

“It doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you have a mind map.”

“Whatever your challenge is, it’s much much easier if you have people around you supporting you.”

“I want to breathe the same air as people with whom I share values.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to prepare to write a novel in a month
  • How to juggle creating useful content in blog posts and other places while still working on your own novel.
  • How to decide what your book will be about.
  • How to write over 50,000 words and turn it into useful content
  • How to plan in advance to create time. Even up to a month!


Key Links From The Show:

Anne’s Site

Anne’s Facebook Page for Scrivener


Recommended Books:

I See You by Claire Mackintosh

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Dr Wayne Dyer

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron

Oct 25, 2017

Jamie Stenhouse is an entrepreneur and marketer who specializes in assisting business owners and clients to generate customers online—in any industry. Jamie founded his first business, JCP Creations, as a 19 year old. That business specializes in website design and online marketing. Since then he has helped customers online across over 70 industries and has personally worked 1-on-1 with over 150 businesses spanning from startups to multi-million dollar brands


Quotes To Remember:

“Let me begin to utilize it, embrace it.” (when Jamie discusses his stutter)

“An obstacle is really just a good opportunity to learn and to grow, and to develop a new skill set.”

“Whatever problem you have, look how you can flip this around…can that become a very helpful asset or skill set for me in the future?”

“What would this look like if it was easy?”

“It’s a progression not a switch.”


Learn how to…

—Own your obstacle

—Confront adversity head-on

—Find happiness in who you are and what you are becoming

—Combat negativity


Key Links from the Show:

Jamie’s Site


Recommended Books:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Oct 18, 2017

Amy Morse is a restless authorpreneur and the protagonist in the story of her business. She helps authors turn their business book dreams into realities. Amy equips these authors with the tools and confidence to tell the stories of their businesses. Her range of services includes eBooks and advice guides, 1 to 1 support, workshops, and copy editing. With her help, businesses can be better at writing and writers can be better at business.


Quotes To Remember:

“Do what you do best and outsource the rest.”

“Always make sure you have a call to action.”

“The key to successful marketing is little and often.”

“If you create something you can sell over and over again, you can make money while you sleep.”


Learn How To…

—Repurpose your content in different ways

—Turn your repurposed content into an eBook

—Add more value to your product

—Keep developing content even when you’re in a “dead spot” during the day

—Cultivate a large bank of ideas

—Market your book


Key Links From The Show: - Amy’s Site

Twitter: @Amymorse_writer


Recommended Books

The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

Watertight Marketing by Bryony Thomas

Oct 11, 2017

Liane R. Grant has a knack for finding the most efficient way to accomplish a task with excellence. Her experience in fulfilling the responsibilities of multiple roles has helped her hone her planning and productivity skills into a highly efficient personal time management system. She just recently published her new book Schedule Your Dream: 8 Steps To Maximizing Your Time And Mobilizing Your Vision


Quote To Remember:

“This ability…it’s like a muscle, it gets stronger the more you use it.”


What You’ll Learn

—How to remind yourself of your passions and dreams so you can break free of the monotony taking all of our free time. 

—How to keep yourself motivated

—How to unlock up to an hour of more working time

—How to filter out unhelpful processes that don’t get us any closer to our dreams and goals

—How to avoid distractions and delegate work


Key Links From the Show: - Liane’s Site - Search: Liane R Grant


Recommended Books:

Take The Stairs by Rory Vaden

Procrastinate On Purpose by Rory Vaden

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

The 5 A.M. Miracle by Jeff Sanders

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington

Sep 20, 2017

Jeff Goins is a blogger, speaker, and the author of multiple bestselling books such as The Art Of Work and his latest book Real Artists Don’t Starve. He believes that great ideas can change the world and creates content that allows us to tap into our inner creativity. He has trained tens of thousands of communicators to tell their stories online.


Quotes To Remember:

“Books don’t get written, words get written, sentences get written, paragraphs get written… starts small.”

“The Story you tell yourself is the person you become.”

“Do your work in some setting where people are likely to notice it.”


What You'll Learn:
--How to get your work seen by the right people

--Fighting through the adversity that greets every artist

--How to generate revenue from your work


Key Links From The Show:

Goinswriter--Jeff's website

Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins


Recommended Books:

Make Art, Make Money by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

The Agony and The Ecstasy by Irving Stone


The Godfather  by Mario Puzo

Sep 6, 2017

Ryan Grant worked in the accounting field for a little over a year and a half before he decided to quit so he could create his own future. Ryan walked away from a $50K/yr job and now crushes it with Amazon FBA and other platforms. Ryan trains other people how to do the same, and everyone who has been in Ryan’s program for more than one year made at least $100,000 in sales in 2016 with the top client eclipsing $1 million in sales in 2016 for the first time.


Quotes To Remember

“The biggest thing is knowing your numbers.”

“As long as you’re doing the math ahead of time, it should be profitable.”

“If you truly want it to be a business, I suggest you figure out how to systematize things as you go along, and be prepared to bring out additional team members.”


What You’ll Learn

—Hacks for growing and investing in your Amazon FBA business

—How to get your products out of Amazon’s warehouses

—The mentality of an Amazon FBA side hustle versus committing to it full-time


Key Links from the Show:

Ryan’s Site

Scoutify—App used for aiding online arbitrage.

Keepa—Amazon price tracker

Camel Camel Camel—Amazon price tracker

Oaxray—Scouting reports for Online Arbitrage

Tactical Arbitrage—Scouting reports for Online Arbitrage


Recommended books:

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

Jul 26, 2017

Gary Szenderski is an author, speaker, teacher, and branding specialist. He specializes in helping people and organizations to navigate change, and frequently speaks and writes on the topic of emerging brands, personal branding, and companies in transition. Gary is an award-winning writer, author of the Book of Szen, often quoted marketing expert, and recipient of the Distinguished Instructor Award from the University of California in Irvine where he teaches branding.


Quotes To Remember:

“We should always start our songs on a positive note.”

“If you can’t change it, embrace it.”

“We have to deal with [past issues] head on.”


What You’ll Learn:

—How to discover what you want

—How to live in the moment and become more aware of what’s going on

—How to stay positive

—How to avoid hinging your happiness on expectations 

—How to avoid distractions

—How to open the intake valve to your happiness


Key Links From The Show:

Gary’s Site

Gary’s email address:


Recommended Books:

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

Jul 19, 2017


Hamilton Perkins is the founder and CEO of Hamilton Perkins Collection, a brand that focuses on creating affordable designer bags that look good, perform well, and make a difference. With a sea of options, HPC sets itself apart with the level of care it puts into each product. Hamilton sees philanthropy and giving as an essential part of running a business today.


Quotes To Remember:

“We started because we couldn’t find what we were looking for from other brands, so we decided to do it ourselves.”

“It’s taking a personal need or a pain point and turning that into a solution.”

“A lot of the time it comes down to just getting started earlier.”


What You’ll Learn:

—How to attract employees that share your vision

—How to leverage crowdfunding

—How to get your products to spread through word of mouth


Key Links from The Show:

Hamilton’s website


Recommended Books from The Show:

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Jul 12, 2017

Nitin Chhoda is an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. penniless in 2002. He started by delivering pizza, sleeping in his car, and not having enough money to afford winter clothing. However, his hustling mentality allowed him to transcend the grip of poverty to become a licensed physical therapist, entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. Now he owns and runs several multi-million dollar companies with over 30 employees worldwide.


Quotes To Remember:

“Going for zero to $100,000 is all about hustle”

“As an entrepreneur, be prepared to deal with crazy stuff”

“I view money as a vehicle”

“Resilience is a direct function of how much struggle you have been through”

“The right people, hiring the right people is crucial for going from point A to point B….Find and hire the right people, and your professional stature, your emotional capability and your long-term potential as an entrepreneur will significantly increase if you’re around the right people”



What You’ll Learn

—How to develop resilience

—How to get the right people on your team

—Creating proper systems that will help your business grow massively

—The habits of successful entrepreneurs



Key Links from The Show:


Total Activation -- Nitin’s Site.


Recommended Books from the Show:

Total Activation by Nitin Chhoda

Influence by Robert Cialdini

No Man’s Land by Doug Tatum

Outrageous Advertising by Bill Glazer

Jul 5, 2017

Jonathan David Lewis is an engaging and authoritative speaker who shares how to survive and thrive in today’s uncertain world. He is the author of several books including Brand VS Wild which will be the focus of this episode. In addition to writing books, Jonathan has also written several articles on places like Forbes, DigiDay, and Advertising Age where he explores that factors that lead to stalled growth and the principles proven to help companies navigate the ambiguities and dangers of the brand wilderness.


Quotes To Remember:

“The task in front of us as business people is…get comfortable…with an uncomfortable amount of risk in every decision.”

“Who are you going to disappoint?” (you can’t please everyone)

“Always enter the danger.”


What You’ll Learn

—How to anticipate and deal with disruption

—How to stay focused on your goals

—How to move forward in your business

—The pathway to resilience


Key Links from The Show:

Jonathan’s site

Brand VS Wild -- Jonathan's Book



Recommended Books from The Show:

Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni


The Connected Company by Dave Gray


Power Branding by Steve Mckee

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Jun 28, 2017

Timothy Pychyl is a passionate teacher at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has researched and written about procrastination for over 20 years which he has published on Timothy has culminated this research into his book Solving The Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide To Strategies For Change which is available on Amazon.


Quotes To Remember:

“Procrastination is a negative form of delay.”

“The moment we look too far down the road, we can have a panic attack.”

“We all like to self deceive, we like to lie to ourselves, it makes us feel good.”


What You’ll Learn

—Timothy explains why we procrastinate to avoid negative emotions, and gives us “mood repair”

—How to take purposeful, useful breaks

—How to catch yourself procrastinating and avoid spiraling out of control.

—How to use our willpower more effectively and create an “environment of avoidance”


Key Links from The Show

Timothy’s site where he has done over 20 years of research on procrastination

I Procrastinate -- Timothy's podcast



3 Recommended Books:

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Solving The Procrastination Puzzle by Timothy Pychyl


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