Breakthrough Success

Breakthrough Success is the podcast for entrepreneurs who are looking for digital marketing strategies, personal development, and actionable tactics to grow their businesses. We cover the different ways to gain visibility and make money through your work...including podcasting, content marketing, blogging, productivity, self-publishing, coaching, virtual summits, affiliate marketing, and more. Learn how to transform your business into the successful enterprise you know it can be. Guests include Seth Godin, Bob Burg, John Lee Dumas, Mike Michalowicz, Neil Patel, Rory Vaden, James Clear, Perry Marshall, and many others. Each day gets you closer to your Breakthrough Success. Hosted by Marc Guberti, founder of the Content Marketing Plaza
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Jan 31, 2018

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner initially created the Making Sense of Cents blog as a way to track her finances when she had $38,000 in student loan debt. By improving her finances, she cut that down to zero in just seven months. Now she makes over $100,000 every month from her blog. She posts monthly income updates where she discusses how she makes that kind of revenue every month.  


Quotes To Remember:

“Your email list is great because that’s where your loyal subscribers are.”

“Try to find different ways to grow your email list.”

“Start creating Facebook Ads to get more people to your freebie opt-in.”

“Add an affiliate on each of your top 10 blog posts.”

“Horizontal images do not work well on Pinterest at all.”

“Add Pinterest images to as many blog posts as you can.”

“You should really give more than you take because that’s how you are memorable.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Ways to get traffic without SEO
  • How to make money from blogging
  • Converting blog visitors into email subscribers
  • Making a profit with display advertising
  • How to increase revenue from affiliate marketing
  • Learn how to optimize content for Pinterest
  • How to reach out to bloggers within your niche
  • Balancing content creation and connecting with more bloggers
  • How to build an all-star team for your blogging goals


Key Links From The Show:

Michelle’s Site

Michelle’s Instagram

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

FinCon - Financial Bloggers Conference

Elite Blog Academy

Simple Pin Media


Support Breakthrough Success On Patreon

Please consider supporting Breakthrough Success on Patreon. I publish five episodes per week which I carefully prepare for, and I choose to not run ads in my podcast to enhance the listener experience.

I offer my patrons various perks, and even a donation as small as $1/mo would make a big difference for growing and maintaining Breakthrough Success.

You can support Breakthrough Success by going here.

Jan 30, 2018

After getting burned out by working at various jobs and working some 16-hour days, Jeremy Ryan Slate decided to start the Create Your Own Life podcast in late 2015. The podcast took off quickly, and he’s had guests like Grant Cardone, Russell Brunson, and Kevin Harrington among others. Jeremy is a teacher and personal trainer who helps people reach higher levels because he believes they can get there.


Quotes To Remember:

“You need to find out what you really enjoy and how you can add value to the world.”

“Look out who’s around you and decide if they are people sharing the same mission as you.”

“Consistency is half the battle.”

“Barriers are things that create ingenuity.”

“Our ability to not be wrong a lot of times creates a lot of problems.”

“Life doesn't happen to you. It happens because of you.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to determine what kind of life you want to create
  • How to create an atmosphere that can help you reach higher levels
  • How to stay committed
  • What habits, characteristics and traits successful people have in common
  • How to unlock your full potential


Key Links From The Show:

Jeremy’s Site

Command Your Brand

Create Your Own Life Podcast

How to Create Your Own Life Grant Cardone & Jeremy Slate

Bankers Life


Recommended Books:

So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport

The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss


Support Breakthrough Success On Patreon

Please consider supporting Breakthrough Success on Patreon. I publish five episodes per week which I carefully prepare for, and I choose to not run ads in my podcast to enhance the listener experience.

I offer my patrons various perks, and even a donation as small as $1/mo would make a big difference for growing and maintaining Breakthrough Success.

You can support Breakthrough Success by going here.

Jan 29, 2018

Lyndsay Phillips is the CEO and founder of Smooth Sailing Business Growth. She leads a rock star team to support entrepreneurs who are seeking fast paced business growth but finally have come to the realization that they can’t do it alone, do it all, and do it well. She is also the host of the Sailing To Success Podcast and Smooth Sailing Online Support TV.


Quotes To Remember:

“All successful businesses are consistent with their content marketing and branding.”

“You need to foster relationships along the way and nurture them.”

“You have to think about where people start.”

“It is all about moving them to the next stage that you want them to go.”

“Get support.”

“You need other members on your team to meet your goals faster.”

“Sometimes, you just have to take that leap of faith and take action.”

“A system that worked for you a couple of years ago may not work for you today.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • What are the core building blocks in having a smooth sailing businesses
  • What are the actions needed to be taken to leverage content marketing
  • How to utilize sales funnels to increase revenue
  • How to utilize podcasts to grow business
  • How to maximize revenue
  • How to continue to sail smoothly and not getting overwhelmed


Key Links From The Show:

Lyndsay’s Site

Sailing To Success Podcast

Smooth Sailing Online Support TV


Recommended Books:

No BS Ruthless Management of People and Profits by Dan S. Kennedy

It's Okay To Be Scared - But Never Give Up by Jim Palmer

Support Breakthrough Success On Patreon

Please consider supporting Breakthrough Success on Patreon. I publish five episodes per week which I carefully prepare for, and I choose to not run ads in my podcast to enhance the listener experience.

I offer my patrons various perks, and even a donation as small as $1/mo would make a big difference for growing and maintaining Breakthrough Success.

You can support Breakthrough Success by going here.

Jan 26, 2018

John Livesay is a top sales expert and funding strategist with over 20 years of experience. He hosts The Successful Pitch podcast with investors from around the world and is the Pitch Mentor at, the number 1 accelerator in Upstate New York. John gives startups the pitching secrets to become irresistible to investors.


Quotes To Remember:

“People have to trust you, like you and know you before they buy from you.”

“There’s really 3 unspoken questions that everybody has whenever they hear you pitch anything.”

“The best step to being more confident is to be prepared.”

“Practice, so you have something to say.”

“The key to success is confidence and the key to confidence is preparation.”

“Tell your clients to be a human, not a robot.”

“Make it conversational and don’t think of it as an invitation for a monologue.”

“The best way to keep a conversation going it to create an open loop.”

“Never reject yourself.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • What to say in your elevator pitch
  • How to tailor your elevator pitch to different people
  • How to be confident when you’re speaking and sharing your elevator pitch
  • The difference between face-to-face pitching vs. online pitching
  • How to continue a conversation beyond the first interaction


Key Links From The Show:

John’s Site

John’s Podcast

John’s Twitter

John’s Instagram


Recommended Books:

The Successful Pitch by John Livesay

Dealstorming by Tim Sanders

Disrupt You! by Jay Samit

How to Be a Power Connector by Judy Robinett

Support Breakthrough Success On Patreon

Please consider supporting Breakthrough Success on Patreon. I publish five episodes per week which I carefully prepare for, and I choose to not run ads in my podcast to enhance the listener experience.

I offer my patrons various perks, and even a donation as small as $1/mo would make a big difference for growing and maintaining Breakthrough Success.

You can support Breakthrough Success by going here.

Jan 25, 2018

Steven Van Cohen’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2011 when he turned a $3,000 investment into a $3 million global consulting company. He recently launched his second company, 21Mil, an online platform built to develop millennial professionals. 21Mil is the first ever micro-learning platform built to help young professionals succeed in the workplace.


Quotes To Remember:

“Sometimes, we lose sight of taking a step back and really learning from the older people in the organization and filling in the blanks when and where we can.”

“Learn from others.”

“If you know what you are talking about and you have something to back it up, then people are definitely going to give you the time and day.”

“Millennials do a good job of leveraging the technology and resources that they have access to in order to get things done.”

“Our generation is the most education generation in the history.”

“It’s inevitable that organizations need to start changing the way they do business.”

“The biggest opportunity that led to this success is timing.”

“In order to be successful, you need to align your skills and your passions.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why age is just a number and not a limitation when you are in a business
  • What are the advantages of being a millenial and how to harness those strengths
  • How non-millenials get better at working with millennials
  • How to achieve success as a millennial entrepreneur


Key Links From The Show:

Steven’s Site

Steven’s LinkedIn

Steven’s Email


Recommended Books:

The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer

Built to Change by Christopher G. Worley and Edward E. Lawler III

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Support Breakthrough Success On Patreon

Please consider supporting Breakthrough Success on Patreon. I publish five episodes per week which I carefully prepare for, and I choose to not run ads in my podcast to enhance the listener experience.

I offer my patrons various perks, and even a donation as small as $1/mo would make a big difference for growing and maintaining Breakthrough Success.

You can support Breakthrough Success by going here.

Jan 24, 2018

Isabel Hundt is a certified Vision & Transformation coach, speaker, and author of the book The Power Of Faith-Driven Success where she teaches people how they can live their dreams. She passionately supports young adults create, live, and transform their lives by understanding the scientific and spiritual connections between their heart and their brain and by discovering their unique and magical gifts hidden within.


Quotes To Remember:

“When you are clear with what you want, it is going to happen.”

“You will never do things like everyone else because you have a different purpose.”

“Every time you reached a certain level, you are called to reach another level.”

“Your heart never stops talking to you no matter how hard you try to ignore it.”

“The next level for greater success actually means going deeper within.”

“Faith is success.”

“Your emotions are the most important that are connected to your faith.”

“Trust is the high vibration state you are in.”

“Anything that is happening to you is a reflection of your inside world.”

“If you cannot connect with it emotionally, you will never get there physically.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn how to stay faithful even in the midst of challenges
  • How to build upon our faith
  • How faith connects with success
  • Getting more inspired to continue putting in the work on our way towards our dreams


Key Links From The Show:

Isabel’s Site

How Your Birth Story Influences Your Success in Life YouTube Video


Recommended Books:

The Power Of Faith-Driven Success by Isabel Hundt

Any book by Dr. Wayne Dyer


Support Breakthrough Success On Patreon

Please consider supporting Breakthrough Success on Patreon. I publish five episodes per week which I carefully prepare for, and I choose to not run ads in my podcast to enhance the listener experience.

I offer my patrons various perks, and even a donation as small as $1/mo would make a big difference for growing and maintaining Breakthrough Success.

You can support Breakthrough Success by going here.

Jan 23, 2018

Robert Glazer is the author of Performance Partnerships, The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing and the founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners, an industry-leading affiliate marketing agency. His agency has attracted many high-profile clients including Adidas, Reebok, Gymboree, Target, Modcloth, and many others.


Quotes To Remember:

“Any good affiliate has valuable shelf space.”

“The key difference in a well-run affiliate program is that you have real resources against recruiting.”

“Affiliate marketing is half technology and half people.”

“A lot of people are just afraid of trying.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Optimizing offers to make them more attractive
  • How to find perfect partners in promoting your brand
  • Learn to engage with partners through the launch process and boost commissions
  • How to continue conversation with affiliates even when you are not launching new stuff
  • How to get affiliates involved with an Evergreen promotion?
  • What makes a successful affiliate program?


Key Links From The Show:

Robert’s Site

Friday Forward


Recommended Books:

Performance Partnerships, The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing by Robert Glazer

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

Jan 22, 2018

Dave Jackson is the founder of the School of Podcasting. His podcast about podcasting has over 1.4 million downloads, and that stat is back from 2014. He has helped hundreds of people launch their own podcasts. Dave was as the Director of Podcasting for the New Media Expo, one of the top events in the industry.


Quotes To Remember:

“Figure out who your audience is. Figure out what they want. Figure out why you are getting into podcasting.”

“You can’t improve what you don’t launch.”

“Just by having a podcast, you are already seen as an expert.”

“There is no competition in podcasting.”

“Keep your face in front of them so that eventually they’re gonna look up and see you there.”

“You can start a podcast for about a price of an Xbox.”

“It’s not the gear that people tune in to. It’s the content.”

“You have to learn how to say no.”

“You think you can multitask but in reality, you can’t.”

“40% of Americans have at least listened to a podcast.”

“Sometimes, better means, ‘How can I slow down?’”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Things you need to do/have when launching a podcast
  • How to achieve high podcast episode downloads
  • How to make sure you are attracting the right listeners to your podcast
  • How to get continuous downloads for past episodes
  • Promoting podcast episodes efficiently
  • Learn to balance great content and great marketing
  • What to do to consistently improve


Key Links From The Show:

Dave’s Site

School of Podcasting

Podcasters' Roundtable

The Podcasters' Studio

The Audacity to Podcast




Social JukeBox

The Head Trash Show

The Bitter Pill Podcast



Recommended Books:

Platform by Michael S. Hyatt

Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power by Ken Davis

Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration by Jared Easley

Jan 19, 2018

Christopher Wirth is the founder and president of No Quit Living. NQL is a speaking, coaching, and training company that focuses on topics such as accountability, goals, time maximization, networking, leadership, sales, personal development, and mentoring. The sought after KeyNote speaker is also the host of the No Quit Living Podcast which has been rated as a top 50 Business Podcast on iTunes.


Quotes To Remember:

“The reason people quit is they don’t achieve the success they are looking for when they want to.”

“Take your large goals and take them down into smaller bite size goals.”

“Take out and piece of paper and pen and write your goals.”

“If you put something down on pen and paper, that is the first step of actually putting it into action.”

“It is perfectly okay to stop and re-assess where you are.”

“Don’t just thrown in the towel and completely give up.”

“Surround yourselves with the right like-minded individuals.”

“It’s not about quantity. It’s more about quality.”

“I can’t give you more than 60 minutes per hour.”

“Find out what your timeframe is.”

“Check your email less frequently.”

“The two big things (that holds people back) are fear of failure and fear of the unknown).”

“Great leaders ask great questions.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Why most people quit?
  • How to accomplish a strong sense of commitment towards our goals?
  • How to stay positive and persistent even when quitting seems so tempting?
  • Learn how to prosper from what we are doing.
  • Learn to maximize time and increase productivity


Key Links From The Show:

Christopher’s Podcast

Christopher’s Site

Christopher’s e-Mail

No Quit Living Facebook

Entrepreneurs on Fire with John Lee Dumas


Recommended Books:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

Jan 18, 2018

Gavin Bell is a Scottish entrepreneur, vlogger and speaker. He runs Blue Cliff Media which is a Facebook ad agency. He is often regarded as one of the world’s leading Facebook advertising experts.


Quotes To Remember:

“Marketing 101 is the right message to the right person at the right time.”

“We are all consumers when we go to Facebook ourselves.”

“When you are setting up a campaign, the way to do it so that you can’t fail is by testing different audiences.”

“I think we are all bound by this thing called ego.”

“We are scared of what people may think.”

“Our ego can be a really powerful thing but at the same time it can holds us back.”

“Everything, despite how bad it is, is part of the journey.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • What are the things to focus when promoting using Facebook?
  • Sending advertisements to the right people
  • How to make Facebook advertisements profitable
  • How to optimize advertisements for a lower cost


Key Links From The Show:

Blue Cliff Media

Gavin’s Site

Gavin’s Twitter

Gavin’s Facebook

Gavin’s Instagram

Scott’s Bass Lessons Site

Scott’s Bass Lessons YouTube Channel


Recommended Books:

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Jan 17, 2018

Tim Fargo is an American author, KeyNote speaker, angel investor, and entrepreneur. In 2015, Tim launched his startup, Tweet Jukebox which is now Social Jukebox, an app and service acclaimed by the likes of Forbes and Social Media Examiner. Social Jukebox assists business owners with scheduling social media posts in a time effective manner.


Quotes To Remember:

“The most important thing is to get to know your audience.”

“Very often, the easiest thing to do is ask.”

“The ultimate content drives engagement with your audience and creates trust.”

“It’s better to keep an open mind as to who might be the next person for you.”

“Most people give up too soon.”

“Don’t let a challenge freak you out.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to determine content that resonates with your audience for maximum engagement
  • How to craft enticing content for people to share with their audiences
  • How to make sure you are targeting the right people to your content
  • Learn to get people to stick around and consume more content
  • Learn what holds people back from reaching their full potential
  • Learn the one question that you need to ask yourself more often


Key Links From The Show:

Tim’s Site

Tim’s e-Mail

Tim’s Twitter



CaseyNesitat YouTube Channel

Recommended Books:

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Jungle Rules: How to be a Tiger in Business by Dennis Hamilton and John P. Imlay

Any book by Edwards Demming

Jan 16, 2018

Terry Ogburn is the renowned owner and Lead Business Coach of Ogburn’s Business Solutions. His proprietary coaching system and personal devotion to the development of others has contributed to the success of hundreds of small to large business ventures.

Quotes To Remember:

“Only about 20% of businesses that are built from the ground up survive.”

“In today’s fast moving world, we can focus for 90 days.”

“An airplane is only on course for about 8% of the time.”

“The customer is the boss.”

“How do we solve the customers’ wants, and needs first?”

“That’s how we grow, by learning through our mistakes.”

“Ego is fear based.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn great tips for planning business, and how to go about it
  • Learn how to work “backwards” and why it’s a good idea
  • How to usefully implement your business plan to avoid bankruptcy
  • Learn why having and using a pro-forma is a solid plan
  • How to turn a failing company around to profit again.
  • Why hiring the right person for each job is so crucial


Key Links From The Show:

Terry’s Site
Ogburn Business Solutions


Recommended Books:

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Jan 15, 2018

After several bumps in the road and a life changing event, Michael Marcial decided that enough was enough. He quickly turned things around and made $5,000 in one week. He now teaches others how to create their own training courses and monetize them. He encourages his students to view monetization as part of the journey as opposed to an end-goal


Quotes To Remember:

“When we create anything, it usually serves a purpose for our former self.”

“The learners are earners.”

“I get consumed by content.”

“If you want to lead people, you’ve got to impact first.”

“Stand up, share your message, and the world changes.”

“Inauthenticity is the quickest way to not have a business.”

“We are always growing, always creating.”

“What is your message, what is the value you are bringing?”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to find high end/big ticket customers for your business
  • How to develop trust with your potential customers.
  • Learn how to use Facebook to grow a client base
  • Why building a business around your genuine self is so successful
  • Learn what “adding value” actually means, and how to implement it


Key Links From The Show:

Michael’s Site

Michael’s Facebook

5 Figure Work Week Facebook Group


Recommended Books:

Michael had no book recommendations for this episode. He has a different approach to consuming content while staying action oriented.

Jan 12, 2018

Chris Dayley is a digital marketing expert with a passion for helping businesses succeed online. After spending years driving traffic through SEO and digital marketing efforts, Chris turned his attention to the user experience of websites to see if he could influence traffic to convert better. He merged his Conversion Optimization company with Disruptive Advertising, where he currently works as VP of site testing and optimization.


Quotes To Remember:

“Anyone that’s done SEO in the past, knows that it takes a really long time.”

“How are you building value so that someone wants to take action today?”

“What could be distracting people from the call to action?”

“80% of ads that are shown, don’t receive a conversion.”

“Traffic is meaningless if it doesn’t convert.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to figure out who your customers/demographic are.
  • How to maximise PPC advertising on your website
  • How to maximise your website, using a single “call to action”
  • Learn about value proposition and how to integrate with your call to action
  • How to optimise your website for your customers to prevent confusion or anxiety
  • Learn how and why to use A/B testing.


Key Links From The Show:

Chris’s Twitter




Recommended Books:

The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
Freakonomics by Steven Litt & Stephen Dubner

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Jan 11, 2018

Sarah Barbour is a book coach and editor for Entrepreneurs with stories to tell. She helps authors get focused on their goals and audience, establish a realistic timeline for their book, keep them accountable to their writing targets, and walk them through the self-publishing process.


Quotes To Remember:

“A book is a really nice opportunity to get to know someone on a slightly deeper level.”

“Pretty much everyone hits a wall at some stage.”

“There’s always a stage where you think: I just can’t do this”

“Get it all out….then you can start the process of organizing it.”

“Once you hear that information, rather than seeing it, you get a different perspective from it.”

“What if I write this book and no-one reads it?”


What You’ll Learn:

  • How to get started writing successfully
  • How to choose a good solid book topic
  • Why it’s good to hire beta readers and editors
  • Why it’s a good idea to allow time between finishing a book and publishing it
  • How to approach and deal with writer’s block
  • Why continuously writing helps you to find the content you like


Key Links From The Show:

Episode 50 - Jeff Goins


Recommended Books:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins
From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler

Jan 10, 2018

Penny Elliott runs a 6-figure business and has been published in over 25 magazines and media outlets. After making over $15 million in sales over 16 years, she discovered how to easily make sales, and she teaches others how to do the same. She works with motivated female entrepreneurs to give them the confidence to live a life they love through enhanced sales in their businesses.


Quotes To Remember:

“If you don’t have sales in your business, then you don’t have a business, you just have a pretty website.”

“Outsource as much as you possibly can.”

“If you’re doing anything more than once, automate it.”

“When you’ve got a peak in sales, look back to see what it is that you did to cause this to happen.”

“As soon as you drop off the gas, you’ll slow down.”


What You’ll Learn:

  • Learn to be able to have BOTH a rich and relaxing lifestyle.
  • Learn to prioritise and focus on the “money making aspects” of your business
  • How to create ONE useful way to help focus on areas of your business.
  • Learn to analyse previous performance to see how it affects your current income.
  • How and why to find a coach to boost your performance.


Key Links From The Show:

Penny’s Site


Recommended Books:

The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

The Prosperous Coach by Steve chandler and Rich Litvin

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

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