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Ep 122 The Transition From Corporate Sales To Entrepreneur | Kyle Burt
May 22 • 45 min
Kyle Burt is the Founder of Catch Cloud Solutions. In layman’s terms that means that Kyle helps organizations make better buying decisions for a wide range of technology and services. This includes things like Cybersecurity, Compliance, & Audits, Cloud…
Ep 121 How To Use 4 Words To Create Your Mission | Tima Elhajj
May 20 • 48 min
Tima Elhaji is an entrepreneur, coach and mentor, public speaker, and host of Tima the Podcast. After graduating with a degree in Business Tima embarked on a 15 year career in Financial Planning, including a four year stint running her own practice where…
5 Common Mistakes That Kill Business Growth
May 17 • 15 min
For almost every entrepreneur the first sustained period of no growth is a time filled with frustration and anxiety. It kind of goes with the territory. It’s also the second most important time in the growth of any business (after the start-up). The…
Ep 120 The Luge Man | Rueben Gonzalez
May 15 • 45 min
Why would anybody in his right mind want to jump on a sled and hurl himself down an icy mountain at over 80 miles per hour? At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics. Four years….. and a few broken…
Ep 119 The Truth About An Entrepreneurial Start-Up | Israel “Izzy” Lugo III
May 13 • 45 min
Izzy Lugo is the Co-Founder and COO at Urban Misfit Ventures, Brand & Content Strategist, Public Speaker and co-host of the Strange on Purpose Podcast. Urban Misfit Ventures is a holding company that owns one of Milwaukee’s fastest growing startups. IEEG,…
Three Reasons Why Growth Is Not Optional
May 10 • 9 min
No business stays constant. A business is growing, plateaued, or declining. Learn why Tim says that a business that has plateaued is actually declining, and why millennial business owners are set to face unprecedented challenges.
Ep 118 How To Scale A StartUp | Damon Burton
May 8 • 46 min
After spending seven years on-air in radio in Salt Lake City, Utah, Damon Burton founded a successful search engine optimization agency, SEO National. Since starting the business in 2007 Damon has grown his agency to 7-digits. Damon is a frequent public…
Ep 117 How the Game of American Football Can Help You Achieve Your LifeGoals | Jennifer Garrett
May 6 • 46 min
Jennifer A. Garrett is an author, entrepreneur, and a Judge Advocate in the Army National Guard. Along the way she has earned an astonishing 7 College degrees. Pretty amazing, especially knowing that as a teenager Jennifer became a single mom. Her…
WHY ARE WE STILL SETTING OUR KIDS UP TO FAIL?
May 3 • 7 min
The year was 1984. Apple Computer launched the Macintosh Computer line, Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire while he was filming a Pepsi commercial, and American heavy metal band Twisted Sister’s released the iconic anti-establishment anthem titled “We’re…
Ep 116 Transitioning from Military to Civilian Employment | Eric “Doc” Wright
May 1 • 47 min
After leaving the military Eric “Doc” Wright wandered around in the job desert for 12 years. He chased degrees, certifications, and titles, amassing handfuls of each, piles of student debt, but always hearing he had the wrong ones, or not enough…
Ep 115 Invincible After All These Years | Vince Papale
Apr 26 • 46 min
This is another first for Screw the Naysayers. In 2006 today’s guest had a movie made about his life story. It was called INVINCIBLE and starred Mark Wahlberg in the role of Vince Papale. How cool is that. Invincible packed theatres and is widely regarded…
3 Lessons Learned From Broken Bones and Chronic Pain
Apr 26 • 13 min
I was the child with brittle bones who refused to listen when my parents advised me not to play contact sports. My parents tried to ban me from playing sports. I just went a little further away from home to find a game of street hockey or flag football.…
Ep 114 How To Crush Software As A Service | Scotty Schindler
Apr 24 • 49 min
Scotty Schindler is the retired startup founder and CEO of ReNet. Widely recognised as a leading Aussie business identity, Scotty is also keen surfer who has won multiple Surfing Titles. As a fan of entrepreneurial stories, this was a special treat for…
Ep 113 How To Be The Woman God Created You To Be | Ria Story
Apr 22 • 47 min
Ria Story is an entrepreneur, a certified leadership trainer, public speaker, author and a podcast host. Rita holds a Master’s degree in Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, and an Associates degree in Office Management. What makes…
Tim Talks #6: How To Put Fear In It’s Place
Apr 19 • 12 min
In this weeks Tim Talks, we look at the key reasons why people stay in bad situations, and discuss the choices we have and the consequences of the decisions we make. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and…
Ep 112 Brands Built On Values Have Room To Pivot | David Brier
Apr 17 • 46 min
Somebody pinch me. In the last two months I’ve gone deep into the world of brand marketing with Seth Godin, Philip Stutts and now David Brier. As the recipient of over 300 industry awards, David Brier is the Creative Director of DBD International, and to…
Ep 111 Bringing Conscious Capitalism To On Online Meditation | Christopher Plowman
Apr 15 • 50 min
Christopher Plowman is the CEO of Insight Timer, an online meditation app that is shaking up an industry that some would say is more driven by money than it is by consciousness. Easy to grab free trials that quickly convert to paid subscriptions with…
Why Quitting Your Corporate Job Is Not About Freedom
Apr 12 • 8 min
In this episode Tim explains that when it comes to quitting a corporate job to start a business, most people are not framing the discussion properly. All this talk about freedom isn’t reality. And even if it was, it would be a pretty unpleasant reality.…
Ep 110 Vice Optimization As A Life Strategy | Benny Wallington
Apr 10 • 45 min
Vice Optimization as a life strategy. I confess that I never imagined I’d be using that phrase of a way of introducing a guest on my show. Benny Wallington is the founder and creator of a company called 101 tokens, that teaches people how to retrain their…
Ep 109 Defying the odds | Nick Santonastasso
Apr 8 • 48 min
Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, this inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his…
Tim Talks #4: 5 Signs Your Goals May Just Be Dreams
Apr 5 • 9 min
Our world is filled with people who say they want more. People who say they want to have more impact. People who say they want to have more income, and people who say they want to have more independence. You may be one of those people. Today Tim shares…
Ep 108 In Public Education We Need To Do More Than Rearrange The Deck Chairs | Doug Thompson
Apr 3 • 46 min
Doug Thompson defy’s today’s norms in many different ways. For starters, in the last 30 years Doug has only had two employers. A rare achievement for those that work in the private sector these days. He’s also an Artificial Intelligence Ambassador for…
Ep 107 From Military Leader to Kickass Entrepreneur | Rich Cardona
Apr 1 • 48 min
Rich Cardona proudly tells us that he scored 1060 on his S.A.T. exam in high school. He actually tried several times but the other scores were lower. Turns out it was easier to learn how to fly a light attack helicopter than it was to ace the S.A.T. I’m…
Tim Talks #3: Experienced Entrepreneurs Make Mistakes Too
Mar 29 • 9 min
As of today, I’ve been self-employed for 11,830 days. I’ve started multiple businesses from scratch, the largest of which had sales in excess of $10 million, and advised and mentored hundreds of my fellow entrepreneurs. You’d think by now that launching a…
Ep 106 The Big Lies Digital Marketers Sell | Phillip Stutts
Mar 27 • 48 min
Ep 106 The Big Lies Digital Marketers Sell | Phillip Stutts Phillip Stutts is about to begin a one person clinical trial in hopes of curing an incurable disease. He is also on a mission to expose the lies that he says digital marketers use to take hard…
Ep 105 Blondes Can Read Too | Eugenia Kuzmina
Mar 25 • 45 min
“I’ve always been one of those kids that didn’t fit in the box.” No one will mistake Eugenia for a kid anymore, even if she did begin her adult career at the age of 13. Eugenia grew up in Russia at a time where food lines were the norm, history books were…
Tim Talks #2: 7 Ways To Tell If You’re Being Scammed
Mar 22 • 14 min
Raise your hand if you’ve spent money on programs or services that provided little in the way of meaningful value to you or your business. If you’re over the age of 30 and didn’t raise your hand I probably can’t help you. You’re either in denial or…
Ep 104 The Risks Of Chasing Fame And Money | Brian Keating
Mar 20 • 48 min
Have you ever wanted something so bad you could almost taste it? You know the feeling I’m talking about. You feel like you’ve been walking in a desert sun for hours. You’d do anything for a cold glass of water. Brian Keating can tell you about that…
Ep 103 If It Doesn’t Kill You | Jay Andrews
Mar 18 • 49 min
Jay Andrews knows a thing or two about defying the odds. Life was proceeding just as planned. He followed the traditional path and had a great paying corporate job. Then in a short period of time,Jay was diagnosed with an incurable disease, beat cancer,…
The Journey To 100
Mar 15 • 10 min
Tim reflects on the first 100 episodes, highlights 3 key themes that emerged and shares his plans for the next 100! A short and sweet 10 minutes.
Ep 102 The Road Less Travelled | Ryan Rondeno
Mar 13 • 41 min
Haters are going to hate you. That was Chef Ryan Rondeno’s reply when I asked what comes to mind when he hears the word naysayers. He doesn’t strike me as the type of person that pays much attention to naysayers. Like many highly successful people, Ryan…
Ep 101 How To Create, Rule, and Expand Your Legacy | Gian Marco Palazio
Mar 11 • 48 min
Gian Marco is the president of CASCO Safety Group (Central America Safety Company), Central America’s leading distributor of specialized industrial safety and rescue equipment. He is the president of Café Las Flores, Nicaragua’s finest coffee company and…
Ep 100 This is Marketing | Seth Godin
Mar 8 • 46 min
Seth Godin is a teacher, an author, marketing guru, a podcast host and has one of the longest running and revered marketing blogs on the internet. He has written an astonishing 19 bestselling books, most of which have stood the test of time. He’s in the…
Listen To Your Inner Guidance Without Doubts | Cathlene Miner
Mar 6 • 49 min
Has anyone ever told you to do something that doesn’t quite feel right? I’m sure it has. It happens to everyone. Sometimes we listen to that gut feeling, and sometimes we don’t. Cathlene Miner believes that only when all elements of life are in balance is…
How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome | Mark Steel
Mar 4 • 48 min
Everything about Mark Steel screams success. Twenty years experience in corporate sales with one of the largest tech companies in the world. Recognized as a High-Impact employee for 3 years in a row with a steady progression in roles where he played a…
Caged Vision | Carey Rome
Mar 1 • 49 min
Have you ever had an idea that is stuck to your head like velcro? And I mean really stuck. I have. It excites you, scares the hell out of you, frustrates you, keeps you awake at night and sometimes you wish it would just get the hell out of your head. If…
Change Your Perspective Change Your Reality | Adam Wilber
Feb 27 • 48 min
Adam Wilber is an Entrepreneurial Wizard, Corporate Trainer, and a Master Magician. In addition to inventing tricks and props for himself, Adam works in Creative Product Development at Ellusionist, a company that invents tricks for other magicians. With…
The Loudest Boos Come From The Cheapest Seats | Marcus Aurelius Anderson
Feb 25 • 49 min
Marcus Aurelius Anderson turned 40 years old broke, divorced, bedridden, and paralyzed from the neck down.Today Marcus is a TEDx Speaker, Peak Performance Mindset Coach, and the Best Selling author of “The Gift of Adversity.” Oh yea, he also studies…
From Dishwasher to Tech Success | Cory Warfield
Feb 22 • 51 min
Twenty years ago Cory Warfield was homeless and living on the streets. He ended up in a small ski town in Colorado, sharing a garage with no running water. He got off his butt and started washing dishes in pizza joints and ended up working in the…
The Future Is Hear…Stop Complaining | Anthony Delgado
Feb 20 • 46 min
Some people complain. Anthony Delgado gets on with solving problems. He’s a serial entrepreneur whose latest venture has big goals. He wants Puerto Rico to become the Hong Kong of the Caribbean. His mission began in the aftermath of the hurricane damage…
The Disconnect between Education and the Real World | Jolene Stillinger
Feb 18 • 50 min
In what universe can a person consistently miss deadlines without facing serious ramifications? This was the first question that popped into my head when Jolene Stillinger opened up about the way kids are being educated today. Could it really be true that…
How To BootStrap Million Dollar Companies | Connor Gillivan
Feb 15 • 46 min
Connor Gillivan is the co-founder of FreeeUp.com. He has built two companies to over $10 million in yearly sales within the eCommerce industry, is a leading voice for entrepreneurship and digital marketing, and is the author of Free Up Your Business: 50…
Build Your Own Dream | Bobby Umar
Feb 13 • 47 min
HEADLINE: GREAT JOB! YOU’RE FIRED! I hear stories like this every day. People get up every day, go to work, do everything that is asked of them and more, and then they’re on the street looking for work. Bobby Umar knows what that is like. It turns out…
It’s Not Where You Begin That Matters | JT McCormick
Feb 11 • 49 min
JT McCormick shouldn’t have succeeded. He was born the mixed-race son of a drug-dealing pimp father and a orphaned, single mother on welfare. He was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio, suffered incredible abuse and racism, and had multiple stints in the…
The Three Common Traits of Success Women Digital Entrepreneurs | Candyce Costa
Feb 8 • 36 min
Imagine you had a chance to interview women entrepreneurs from all over the globe, who are working in the digital space? What would you most like to know. Candyce Costa is on a mission to get those answers for you. This ballet dancer/teacher, turned…
How To Have Difficult Conversations | Dawn Metcalfe
Feb 6 • 45 min
Have you ever lost someone or something you really cared about because of miscommunication? The truth is everyone loses when difficult conversations go wrong. And even if things are eventually resolved, we can’t erase the impact stress and conflict have…
How To Teach The Art Of Thinking | Ron Malhotra
Feb 4 • 46 min
How can we expect our children to succeed if we don’t teach them to use their minds? Having grown up in the knowledge economy many parents still believe that the key to success is knowledge. What they don’t understand is that information is no longer the…
How To Start Over Even When It Scares You| Judi Fox
Feb 1 • 48 min
A lot of people dream about starting over. Judi Fox did it. At the age of 38 she took everything that would fit in her car, her son, and 1 cheque, and started a new life. The transition included a remarkable 4 year hiatus from Social Media Content Posts.…
Why Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge | Bob Sager
Jan 30 • 44 min
“The only people who are going to get hurt are the ones wishing for a past that doesn’t exist anymore.” Bob Sager is excited about the future driven by advancements in Artificial Intelligence and Automation. He acknowledges that some people are losing…
How I Beat A Cocaine Addiction | Dheep Matharu
Jan 28 • 44 min
From the outside looking in Dheep Matharu had it all. She’d moved across the pond to New York and had hit it big in investment banking. Money, clothes, awesome apartment, and she was utterly miserable. It reached the point where she started her day with…
Dreams Come To Those Who Grab Them | Rob Howze
Jan 25 • 48 min
Rob Howze dreams of winning a Grammy and receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year. The only person who has done that in the same year is Martin Luther King. A big dream for a boy who grew up in the hood. In his youth he was shot, saw a cousin die…
How To Fall In Love With Sales | Jules White
Jan 23 • 46 min
Growing up we get used to people asking us what we plan on doing for the rest of our lives? We get this question from our parents, grandparents, older siblings, aunts and uncles, teachers, guidance counselors, casual friends of the family, and in my…
Why Facilitators and Teachers Need To Lead With Purpose | John Hawley
Jan 21 • 43 min
When was the last time you left a facilitated workshop so pumped that you couldn’t wait to action the things you learned? That should be the goal of any facilitator or teacher. So why is it that so few deliver this outcome. John Hawley is the Founder and…
There Is Gold In Everyone | Rich Bontrager
Jan 18 • 46 min
Rich “Trigger” Bontrager believes there is gold in everyone. A lot of people say that. Rich lives it. Rich knows that Addiction and Recovery crosses all boundaries; race, sex, age, financial status and more. With those that struggle with addiction there…
How To Use Non-Verbal Communication To Own The Room
Jan 16 • 46 min
Some people just seem to have the natural ability to capture a room, the moment they walk in. Do you ever wonder how they do it? Wish that you could do the same? Rachel Cossar, is the founder and lead facilitator for Choreography For Business, a…
Your Scars Are Your Gift | Kelly Woodhouse
Jan 14 • 47 min
At the age of 2, Kelly Woodhouse was severely burned over 75% of her body. Her life was forever changed in that moment. It led to numerous surgeries and growing up she was bullied, shunned, and avoided by people that didn’t know how to talk to her. Her…
Why A Simple Act Of Kindness Can Save A Life | Marnie Grundman
Jan 11 • 44 min
When Marnie Grundman was 5 years old her mother deliberately dropped her out of a 2nd story window. As a teenager she spent years living on the streets where she experienced the worst of humanity first-hand. In her darkest hours while living in an…
How To Get Your Dream Career | Brian Breen
Jan 9 • 41 min
Brian Breen sent in a wildcard application to run in the World Ironman Competition knowing that most people have to apply 10-15 times before they are accepted. When he learned he had been entered in the competition he trained 25 hours a week for four…
There Is Always A Way | Yospeh Elkaim
Jan 7 • 47 min
“You’re either a Doctor, a Lawyer, or a Failure.” And to avoid confusion, Doctor means one that can write prescriptions. Like many children of middle eastern immigrants to the United States, this is the message that was conveyed to Yoseph Elkaim when he…
You Can’t Come Back If You Don’t Get Up | Randy Brown
Jan 4 • 50 min
At the age of 21 Randy Brown set three goals; become a Div. I assistant, become a Div. I head coach, and coach in the NCAA Final Four. A nail-biting loss in the 2000 Elite Eight to Michigan State kept him from achieving his final goal. 12 NBA players have…
Mind Games #6 Actions Count More Than Words w/Tim Alison
Jan 3 • 8 min
This week I’m calling BS on all the adults who keep telling their kids that they can do anything they want when they grow up. Not because the words are wrong. They’re spot on. The problem is most of these adults are guilty of telling their kids to do as…
For The Love Of Speaking | Corey Poirier
Jan 2 • 48 min
Corey Poirier is a multiple-time TEDx, and sought-after Keynote, Speaker. He has spoken on MoMonday’s and PMx stages, has shared the bill with everyone from John C. Maxwell to Deepak Chopra to Stephen MR Covey to General Hillier and has presented to…
What Leadership In Education Looks Like In New Zealand w/ Rich Rowley
Jan 1 • 7 min
Rich Rowley and his colleagues at the Mind Lab in Auckland, New Zealand are on a mission to revolutionize the way kids are taught. The Mind Lab is part of a unique private/public sector partnership that each year engages with more than 40,000 students…
Doer or Dreamer: Which Are You? | Dev Gadhvi
Dec 31, 2018 • 42 min
Our world is filled with people telling us they are “Doers,” the kind of person who gets things done. Most of these people believe it is true. You may be one of them. But have you ever taken the time to define what a “doer” is? Some people think it’s all…
Mind Games #5 If I Only Was A Rich Man w/Tim Alison
Dec 30, 2018 • 8 min
Do you remember the first time you went to a funeral? For me it was for my Grandfather. The day before the service we went to the funeral home for the visitation. The family drove right to the front door. The line of people waiting to pay their respects…
How to find your sweet spot w/ Quentin Allums
Dec 29, 2018 • 3 min
During his high school years Quentin Allums used to play music on a street corner to help his mom pay the power bill. Today Quentin Allums is an entrepreneur, LinkedIn video creator, storyteller, keynote speaker, and a personal branding and content…
How to Find Your Calling by Searching for Answers| Adrian Shepherd
Dec 28, 2018 • 39 min
You need to pass an introductory language test in Japanese (a language you don’t know), and you have two weeks to prepare! That’s the situation a young Adrian Shepherd found himself in. He was scheduled to do a spring term in Japan, but without notice the…
Reconciliation Begins With Understanding w/Sandi Boucher
Dec 27, 2018 • 6 min
Beginning in 1880, the Government of Canada removed Indigenous children, beginning at the age of 4, and forced them into residential schools. Believe it or not, this practice carried on for 100 years! In some families five generations of children were…
How To Fix A Broken Leadership Model | Dave Clare
Dec 26, 2018 • 41 min
Gallup reports that a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. Of those, 17% are actively disengaged (translation- these employees are deliberately trying to sabotage the company they work for). For Dave Clare, this is evidence that…
Mind Games #4- How do you define success w/Tim Alison
Dec 25, 2018 • 8 min
How do you define success? As a teenager or young adult, how many people asked you that question? My guess is not many. There is a reason for that. In a society that values conformity, the definition of success has already been given to us. Get an…
Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do | Estie Rand
Dec 24, 2018 • 47 min
After a decade+ experience in the non-profit world and hitting the CIO level, Estie Rand voluntarily left her job. Internal politics had turned her workplace experience toxic. Quitting was not easy since she was the main supporter of her growing family.…
You Can Have It All w/Fraser Cameron
Dec 23, 2018 • 8 min
Fraser Cameron is an Epic Dad. That’s wasn’t always the case. The wake up call came for Fraser when his son Will met him at the gate one evening, and said “Dad why are you always so grumpy?” That jolting moment was the wake up call Fraser needed to make…
Mind Games #3 - Why Winners Quit w/Tim Alison
Dec 22, 2018 • 17 min
The myth that winners never quit is an oft repeated and harmful falsehood that is responsible for so much pain. If you don’t believe me, ask Seth Godin. In 2007 he wrote a book called “The Dip” that in his words, teaches you when to quit. He goes on to…
Education Must Change| Matt Cubbler
Dec 21, 2018 • 46 min
Growing up Matt Cubbler’s purpose was clear. His job was to protect his “mentally retarded” brother (that was the term in use at that time for a child with autism). When Matt was 18 his brother died in a car accident. It was as if a part of Matt also died…
Why a 22 year old architect quit the profession w/Rachel Chang
Dec 20, 2018 • 8 min
When word got out that 22 year old Rachel Chang had quit her job as an architect, a former classmate called her in tears saying, “If you can’t make it, what chance do the rest of us have.” In Rachel’s words, she had always been held to a very high…
How to Master The Art Of Resiliency | Zaheen Nanji
Dec 19, 2018 • 45 min
Would you step into the ring with Rocky Balboa (a young Sylvester Stallone to anyone that hasn’t seen the Rocky Movies)? If I had a choice in the matter, I know I wouldn’t. And I bet you wouldn’t either, unless you’re a UFC fighter or professional boxer.…
How to Pitch a Podcast Host w/Corey Poirier and Tim Alison
Dec 18, 2018 • 23 min
“I think I’d be a great fit for your show.” These are meaningful words for a podcast host, but not in the way you might think. For me it’s a bit like waving a red flag in front of my face. You’ll have my attention, but you better be prepared to tell me…
How to figure out who you are and what you want | Sina Fak
Dec 17, 2018 • 49 min
What have we done to our children? And why do we human’s keep doing the same thing over and over somehow expecting a different result? (I’d credit Einstein but it turns out he never said this). These were the first thoughts that went through my head when…
How To Support and Prepare our Kids For The Future w/Brian Schulman
Dec 16, 2018 • 7 min
Parents with teenage children are in uncharted territory. Forbes Magazine reports that student debt has reached $1.5 Trillion. Stats tell us that 50% of Americans under the age of 30 are underemployed or unemployed. The Conference Board reports that 53%…
How To Know When You Need A Break w/Omozua Isiramen
Dec 15, 2018 • 7 min
“An estimated 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work reported that over half of the 550 million working days lost annually in the U.S. from absenteeism are stress related and that one in…
The Intersection of Technology with Neurological Conditions | Shaji Nair Dec 14
Dec 14, 2018 • 41 min
Autism is challenging parents, families, schools and communities in ways few could have ever imagined. The CDC tells us that 1 in 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, and that boys are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed. Research also shows…
Practical Resilience w/Tofe Evans
Dec 13, 2018 • 8 min
To some, he’s known as “that kid” who ran an ultramarathon down the slopes of Mt Everest. However, to most, he’s known as one of the world’s youngest thought leaders on Practical Resilience and developing a Peak Performance Mindset.Tofe Evans has…
Understanding Our Own Gifts | Logan Nelson
Dec 12, 2018 • 48 min
Have you ever wanted something so bad, that the thought of not getting it made you want to kill yourself? Logan Nelson wanted to be an actor, and did everything within his power to make his dream come true. He went to college and studied his craft. He…
Mind Games #2 - Whose Dream Are You Chasing
Dec 11, 2018 • 11 min
Welcome to Episode 2 of the Mind Games solo series on the Screw the Naysayers Podcast. Today’s episode is titled, Whose Dream are You Chasing? I start with a short reading from my book (with a couple of tweaks). It talks about a time in my life when I was…
Take Control Of Your Own Career Plan| Kristen Sherry
Dec 10, 2018 • 47 min
Have you ever had a job where you started watching the clock the minute you walked in the door, or sat down at your desk? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Conference Board surveys tell us that 53 percent of Americans are currently unhappy at work…
Ed Andrew: The Easiest Way To De-stress - Get Outside
Dec 9, 2018 • 5 min
The holiday season is upon us, and this time of the year often brings unwelcome guests - stress and depression. According to the New York Post 31% of Americans describe the holiday season as frantic (Festive Stress is Ruining America’s Holiday Season).…
Using Video to Create Engagement and Community
Dec 8, 2018 • 7 min
Goldie Chan’s LInkedIn video channel (#DailyGoldie) is LinkedIn Top Voice 2018 with over 4M+ content views. “Engagement and Community Give You the Platform. The Platform does not give you Community.” There is so much noise on the internet these days, and…
Start Small Think Big | Avery Konda
Dec 7, 2018 • 47 min
Avery Konda is an Entrepreneur, Podcast Host, and and Angel Investor in 18 startups. Not bad for a guy who is only 23 years old. Avery thinks big. He’s seeking opportunities to make large scale social impact, and in his words is driven to being very…
The Cold Truth About Choices w/Kevin Bulmer
Dec 6, 2018 • 16 min
When you’re going 200 mph (320 kph) the choices you make can be the difference between life and death. Or at the very least, between finishing the race safely and having your car towed off the track. Kevin Bulmer knows a thing or two about car racing.…
Brave New World w/Mark Metry
Dec 5, 2018 • 17 min
Twenty years before the start of the Technological Revolution, English author Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World. Largely set in a futuristic World State of genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates…
Mind Games #1 - Understanding the Voice in Your Head
Dec 4, 2018 • 12 min
This is Episode 1 of the Screw The Naysayers podcast, solo series, Mind Games. Today is just you and me, and it’s called “The Voice.” The voice I’m talking about is the one that gets inside your head and tries to stop you from making positive changes in…
Listen to Your Own Words | Lila Smith
Dec 3, 2018 • 47 min
“Every time the time was right all the words just came out wrong.” Has this ever happened to you? You’re speaking with a person who could change your life, but you just can’t find the words to say what you want to say. If you’re a musician, like Jim…
Everyone is Sexy Brilliant | Devina Kaur
Dec 1, 2018 • 42 min
Devina Kaur is the creator of the Sexy Brillian Global Revolution (#sexybrilliant) Devina is a fun-loving, flamboyant, straight-talking author, entrepreneur, filmmaker and inspirational speaker. Born and raised in rural India, she fought to reconcile her…
Be Careful Who You Listen To | Daniel Gefen
Nov 30, 2018 • 49 min
“I’m more impressed with my grandfather than anyone else and the reason why is because when he was 13 years old in he was in a concentration camp in Auschwitz and he actually went into 18 concentration camps in total. He was on 3 death marches. Both of…
Using Entrepreneurship To Close The Racial Wage Gap | Darrel Frater
Nov 28, 2018 • 42 min
“Here in America, the average African American Family has average income of $17.600. The average white family in America has income of $171,000. That is a huge gap and I for one believe that it’s based off of the lack of resources and opportunities and…
Growth Hacks for New Ventures | Ali Mirza
Nov 26, 2018 • 49 min
Ep 56: Growth Hacks for New Ventures | Ali Mirza Ali Mirza is the Founder and Digital Marketing Strategist at iSocialYou, a data driven social media agency based in Dallas, TX. Originally from Pakistan, Ali moved to the United States shortly before 9/11.…
Side Hustle Millionaire | Tony Whatley
Nov 23, 2018 • 47 min
Tony Whatley is a Business Strategist, Public Speaker, host of the 365 Driven Podcast, and author of the Side Hustle Millionaire: How to build a side business that creates financial freedom. Tony put himself through college by working full-time as a…
Minimalize to Maximize Happiness |Jake Melton
Nov 21, 2018 • 46 min
Jake Melton is a Forbe’s featured keynote speaker, mindset coach, productivity and simplicity expert, author, father, and husband. He is also a Mental Health and Tourette’s Advocate.Jake was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome as a teenager. He has…
How To Live Life With Purpose | Emerald GreenForest
Nov 19, 2018 • 47 min
Emerald GreenForest has every reason in the world to hate men. Many would see it as a logical reaction from a woman, who for most of her life, has had toxic and abusive relationship experiences with men. Her father was an alcoholic and a string of…
The Path to Reconciliation | Sandi Boucher
Nov 16, 2018 • 43 min
Sandi Boucher is an indigenous Engagement & Empowerment Facilitator at SandiBoucher.com. Sandi is an internationally recognized and much-loved speaker, thought leader, television host, seminar facilitator and best-selling author who has dedicated most of…
Solving Big Problems | Nika Moeimi
Nov 14, 2018 • 46 min
Nika Moeini is the director of operations of the Gen Z Foundation, CEO and Founder of Moeini Marketing, CEO and Founder of the Positivity Boss, a published author, and recently became the youngest ever Recipient of Canada’s Future Foreign Policy Makers.…
The Importance of Being Intentional | Amy Mohr
Nov 12, 2018 • 47 min
Amy Mohr is the Founder and CEO of All Elements Wellness where she helps individuals and organizations transform their relationship with themselves, one audience at a time. She is a professionally trained meditation Instructor, wellness Consultant, and…
Julian Smit Gig Economy = Unlimited Opportunity
Nov 9, 2018 • 50 min
Julian Smit is the Director and Senior Producer at J.D. Nevins Communications Inc., a virtual digital communications agency with expertise in emerging sales and marketing strategies and technologies.He is also the Executive Director and Host of BIYF…
Action Is Always Possible | Lousin Mehrabi
Nov 7, 2018 • 41 min
Born in The Netherlands and living in Paris, Lousin Mehrabi was on the fast track to success in the world of finance, when the 2008 subprime crisis changed her perception of career success in a big way. There was a suicide in the company she was working…
Career and Sales Advice| Lloyd Yip
Nov 5, 2018 • 47 min
Lloyd Yip is the Director of Sales at Growth Genius, where he helps business leaders build relationships with ideal prospects, and ultimately drive more sales. He is also the founder of Early Bird Careers where he empowers people to land their dream jobs,…
Freedomist | Natalie Sisson
Nov 2, 2018 • 40 min
Natalie Sisson has traveled to seventy countries to date and lived on five continents, won a gold medal in World Championship Beach Ultimate Frisbee and smashed a World Record in Dragonboating with the Sisterhood. Natalie Sisson is the bestselling author…
The Secret Sauce Is YOU! | Ryan French
Oct 31, 2018 • 42 min
Ryan French is a technical sales leader for a Fortune 200 company (in automotive) and, to use his words, has been trying out his technical selling skills on some very fortunate customers for over a decade. Ryan’s entrepreneurial career began at the age of…
Make Your Own Choices | Sonny Tannan
Oct 29, 2018 • 48 min
Sonny Tannan is the Founder and Co-Host of the Unlearn Show, Co-Founder of Real Life Brand, a LinkedIn video creator, an in demand public speaker, a Veteran, and according to his 3 year old son, an awesome dad. With over a decade of experience in Business…
Unbroken | Madeleine Black
Oct 26, 2018 • 45 min
Madeleine Black is a public speaker, psychotherapist, and author of Unbroken. Madeleine has experienced more trauma in her life than most ever will. She was violently gang raped when she was thirteen years old, and raped three more times before the age of…
Depths of Depression to Bullet Proof Optimist | Matt Gagnon
Oct 24, 2018 • 53 min
Matt Gagnon is the Founder and President of Lifestyle Coaching Development, where he works with a wide variety of clients, from work-at-home moms to NBA executives. He helps people achieve what they really want in life. In this episode, Matt explains how…
Building Brand Equity with Digital Storytelling | Jaime Cohen
Oct 22, 2018 • 44 min
Jaime Cohen is the Founder and Branding Strategist at Jaimbalaya, where she has helped hundreds of clients find their tribe and build brand equity through digital storytelling. Jaime’s diverse background includes stints as a salsa dancer, comedian,…
Self-Awareness For The Brave New World | Mark Metry
Oct 19, 2018 • 48 min
Mark Metry is the Host of the Top 50 Self-Help iTunes & Spotify Top Charts podcast, Humans 2.0. In total, his thoughts, views, podcasts, and videos have been viewed over 1.3+ million times. And that’s a good thing because this is one smart guy. By…
Disrupting Society Thru Blockchain | Ramy Gabal
Oct 17, 2018 • 50 min
Ramy Gabal is everything Blockchain. He is a Strategic Advisor at Coinseason, Canada’s fastest growing digital currency exchange platform, CTO at Blockscart, an online marketplace powered by Blockchain, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at BlockRake Inc., a…
Business Credit Decoded | Ty Crandall
Oct 15, 2018 • 48 min
Ty Crandall is the CEO of Credit Suite. He is an internationally known speaker, and author of two best-selling books, Perfect Credit and Business Credit Decoded. Credit Suite helps business owners get money when traditional bank loans are not an option.…
From Aspiring PGA Golfer to Business Plan Aficionado | Colin Morgan
Oct 11, 2018 • 47 min
Colin Morgan is the Host of The Daily Grind Podcast and VP Operations at The Plan2Profit Group, a company that specializes in creating business plans for clients who are investor-ready. In this episode, Colin talks about his decision to give up on his…
Act Now! Your Purpose Will Reveal Itself | Michaela Alexis
Oct 10, 2018 • 42 min
Michaela Alexis is a millennial LinkedIn master, keynote speaker, author, and as she frequently reminds people, and espresso-fuelled entrepreneur. She had her first viral hit article on LinkedIn back in March 2016, and has been creating viral content ever…
The People Revolution | Judd Borakove
Oct 8, 2018 • 42 min
Judd Borakove is a contributor and member of the Forbes Coaching Council, and a founding partner at Red Monkey Consulting. Red Monkey was founded to address the shifting needs of clients and to help companies better understand and activate their people to…
Start With Your Life Purpose | Curt Mercadante
Oct 5, 2018 • 47 min
Famous for wearing superhero t-shirts, Curt Mercadante is a keynote speaker, coach, and Host of The Freedom Club Podcast. Curt helps entrepreneurs, business owners and C-level execs fight for lives of freedom and fulfillment. Curt is also a top LinkedIn…
Get Cho Grind Up | Justin Nguyen
Oct 3, 2018 • 45 min
Justin Nguyen is the Co-Host of the Young and D.U.M.B. Podcast and the Founder of Get Cho Grind Up. He is also a Senior at Central Florida University. Justin, with the help of his girlfriend Michelle, and friend Gary, are on a mission to create a movement…
Asia’s First Video Evangelist | Melvyn Tan
Oct 1, 2018 • 48 min
Melvyn Tan is a video strategist, entrepreneur, content creator, and strategy and systems consultant for education management in Singapore. Melvyn is known to many of us for his awesome videos on LinkedIn. In this episode, we see a different side of…
Work Hard, Stay Hungry, Be Humble | Fabio Marrama
Oct 1, 2018 • 47 min
Fabio Marrama is the Partnerships Manager for FirstOntario Credit Union, one of the largest Credit Unions in Canada. He played a key role in the project execution and redesign of the new Members Suite Level and Community Lounge at Tim Hortons Field, home…
Canadian Business Chicks | Monica Kretschmer
Sep 24, 2018 • 54 min
Monica Kretschmer is the Founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, a diverse and collaborative community of women business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and men who support women in business and believe that together we are stronger. She is…
The Queen of Viral Video | Shay Rowbottom
Sep 21, 2018 • 45 min
Shay Rowbottom is the COO & Founder of Margle Media where she manages a team of 40 talented individuals who develop over 2,000 videos a month reaching well over a billion views. Margle’s strategic partnerships with high profile publishers gives them an…
The Attitude of Gratitude | Chantel Soumis
Sep 19, 2018 • 45 min
Chantel Soumis is a Brand Soceress, Differently-Abled Advocate, and LinkedinLocal Host who is obsessed with marketing. Her average day is far from vanilla and includes: mastering personal brands, managing numerous projects with partners, and participating…
Using Entrepreneurship to Make a Difference | Penni Co-Founder Johnathan Grzybowski
Sep 17, 2018 • 52 min
Johnathan Grzybowski is the co-founder of Penji, an on-demand design service that helps marketing teams receive unlimited custom designs at a flat monthly cost. His goal is to empower the next generation of designers through education and community…
Create The Life You Want | Jeremy Ryan Slate
Sep 14, 2018 • 49 min
Jeremy Ryan Slate is the Creator and Host of the Create Your Own Life Podcast. He has conducted more than 340 interviews with Billionaires, Founders, CEO’s, Professional Athletes and Actors, and his show has been downloaded over 250,000 times. Jeremy is…
The Entrepreneurial Mindset | Manu Goswami
Sep 12, 2018 • 45 min
Manu Goswami is 21 years old. He is the CEO & Founder of Trufan, LinkedIn Youth Editor, TEDx speaker (signed with the National Speakers Bureau), Fortune 500 consultant (for Google and American Express), venture capitalist and a UN Youth Ambassador. He has…
Using the Power of Story to Build a Brand | Quentin Allums
Sep 10, 2018 • 46 min
Quentin Allums is an entrepreneur, LinkedIn video creator, storyteller, keynote speaker, and personal branding and content strategist. He and his fellow misfits travel the world creating compelling, visual stories that create an emotional connection…
Bankruptcy was the Greatest Gift | David Meltzer
Sep 7, 2018 • 28 min
David Meltzer is the former CEO of the legendary Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment and the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, arguably the most notable sports marketing firm in the world. He started with nothing and yet became a millionaire…
Play It Big & Play It Your Way | Fraser Cameron
Sep 6, 2018 • 49 min
Fraser Cameron has a big goal. He wants to help 1 million dads become truly epic by 2020. Make no mistake about it, Fraser lives the advice he gives everyone he meets- Play the Big Game and Play it Your Way. It wasn’t always this way. There was a long…
Get Rid of the Brain Trash! | Noah St. John
Sep 4, 2018 • 51 min
Noah St. John grew up dirt poor. Today Noah is a keynote speaker, performance coach, and best-selling author of 14 books that have been published in a dozen languages. He is famous for inventing AFFORMATIONS® - a positive self-talk tool that helps busy…
Chart Your Own Course | Rachel Chang
Aug 28, 2018 • 52 min
Rachel Chang is determined to chart her own course. Following the advice of her father, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the Spring of 2016. She spent 11 months working as an Architectural Intern at a great firm. She loved the people…
Voice Your Vibe | Brian Schulman
Aug 21, 2018 • 50 min
Brian Schulman is an entrepreneur, the founder of Voice Your Vibe, a LinkedIn Video Creator, a dad, a husband, and he’s also a miracle baby who was not expected to live. Brian was also diagnosed with Turrets Syndrome in his teens. And he just might be the…
Screw the Naysayers - Purvi Sonia Davé: The Answers Can Be Found Within
Aug 14, 2018 • 37 min
Purvi Sonia Davé is the founder and owner of FamTyme, the first emotional well-being app that helps children understand and identify their emotions & provides awareness and guidance to parents to form strong family connections. It’s an innovative, new…
Screw the Naysayers - Omozua Ameze Isiramen: Create Your Own Success Criteria
Aug 7, 2018 • 48 min
Omozua Ameze Isiramen is an Emotional Mastery, Executive & Neuro Leadership Coach dedicated to helping executives, mid and top-level professionals and entrepreneurs live a life that feels good. Omo, as she is called, realized from her own life experiences…
Screw the Naysayers - Jacob Wierzbicki: Own Your Life Story
Jul 31, 2018 • 50 min
Jacob Wierzbicki is a branding and sales strategist, keynote speaker, founder of UnderDog Social, and much loved by all who know him. That wasn’t always the case. Life threw a lot of bad stuff at Jacob growing up. As a young adult he was on a path of…
Screw the Naysayers - Devoreaux Walton: The Poise Pursuit
Jul 24, 2018 • 45 min
Devoreaux Walton leads by example. Laid off (twice), she carved out a career for herself, combining her love for fashion with personal branding. She advocates a holistic approach that focuses on the internal and external message we project. A two time…
Screw the Naysayers - Angela Maiers: Changing the World One Child at a Time
Jul 17, 2018 • 52 min
Angela Maiers is visionary, entrepreneur, educator, disruptor, author of eight books, and an exceptional communicator. The simplicity of her message - You Matter - is at the heart of the Choose2Matter global movement that encourages every individual to…
Screw the Naysayers - Goldie Chan: Social Media with a Purpose
Jul 10, 2018 • 49 min
Goldie Chan is weird, and proud of it! But don’t let her looks fool you. The girl with the green hair and funky hats takes her work seriously. Described by the Huffington Post as “The Oprah of LinkedIn Videos”, Goldie is Head of Strategy and Creative at…
Screw the Naysayers - Tofe Evans: When Shit Hits The Fan
Jul 3, 2018 • 53 min
Not that many years ago, Tofe Evans came close to ending his own life. Today he is a best selling author, an international speaker, and in his words, a boundary pusher. Tofe’s boundaries, when it comes to endurance, are what many of us would consider to…
Screw the Naysayers - Zeta Yarwood: Get Clear on Your Values
Jun 26, 2018 • 47 min
Zeta Yarwood is a Career and Life Coach currently living in Dubai. She’s appeared in more than 20 publications and has helped individuals all over the world identify with what they really want in life. In this episode, Zeta talks about the impact high…
Screw the Naysayers - Ed Andrew: Stop Bashing Millenials
Jun 19, 2018 • 47 min
Ed Andrew is the CEO and Founder of the Human Consultancy, an International Guest Speaker, Career and Life Coach, and host of the Ed Andrew Podcast. Over his career, Ed has helped more than 10,000 professionals manage their careers in 35 locations around…
Screw the Naysayers - Dave Lukas: The Misfit Entreprenuer
Jun 12, 2018 • 50 min
Dave Lukas is one smart entrepreneur. He’s also a best selling author, investor, master collaborator, and the Founder and Host of The Misfit Entrepreneur podcast. Dave is a true student of human behaviour and declares himself to be a huge proponent of…
Screw the Naysayers - Rich Rowley: Disobedient Since 1970
Jun 5, 2018 • 46 min
Rich Rowley and his colleague at the Mind Lab in Auckland, New Zealand are on a mission to revolutionize the way kids are taught. The Mind Lab is part of a unique private/public sector partnership that each year engages with more than 40,000 students…
Screw the Naysayers - Kevin Miller: Humanizing Workplaces
May 29, 2018 • 47 min
Kevin Miller is the kind of boss everyone dreams about having. Kevin is using his position as the founder and Managing Director of Apex Human Resources to lead a global movement to “humanize workplaces through people-centred leadership”. In this episode…
Screw the Naysayers - Kevin Bulmer: A.K.A. The No Schedule Man
May 22, 2018 • 47 min
Anyone that is questioning the path they’re on, or uncertain about what they really want in life will live this episode. Kevin Bulmer is a rock star public speaker, business and mindset coach, host of the Journey’s of the No Schedule Man podcast series, a…
Screw the Naysayers - Cynthia McCutcheon: We Need To Do Better
May 6, 2018 • 48 min
Cynthia McCutcheon is Managing Partner at Summit Group Atlantic, part of one Canada’s largest privately held national recruiting agencies. With 2 kids currently in University, Cynthia see’s the job search challenge from both sides. She calls out…
Screw the Naysayers - Soul Howe: Sometimes Passion Finds You
May 6, 2018 • 39 min
Jason (Soul) Howe’s music career began in his mid-30’s when he was struggling to put in perspective personal loss and the ongoing challenges faced by the black community in Nova Scotia. He talks about the importance of being true to the things you believe…
Screw the Naysayers - Dr. des. Natalia Wiechowski: Attract The Job You Want
May 5, 2018 • 41 min
Dr. des. Natalia Wiechowski, the Middle East’s leading edutainer, explains why a purposeful professional brand is an essential part of a modern job search strategy. ThinkNatalia, as she is affectionately called by more than 150,000 social media followers…
Screw the Naysayers - Phil Mansour: Choose Your Own Path
May 5, 2018 • 49 min
Phil Mansour did not go to college. He’s also the most well-educated person I know, and a world leader in the use of disruptive technology. He shares practical advice on finding your passion and making your own career. Phil has been actively involved with…
Screw the Naysayers - Don Wettrick: The Big Lie
May 5, 2018 • 48 min
Don Wettrick is a teacher that wants to blow up an education system that teaches our kids to sit down, behave and wait for instructions. He talks about the skills everyone needs to learn and prosper in the new “Gig-Economy.” Don is the founder of…