How To Get A Grip

How To Get A Grip

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I’m Matthew Kimberley and here at How To Get A Grip I question your favorite entrepreneurs’ sanity. Specifically, I ask: “what keeps you sane?” For some it’s morning meditation, for others it’s night-time naughtiness. Because one thing’s for certain: working for yourself comes at a cost, and How To Get A Grip explores exactly how to manage that cost and preserve your sanity.


Jill Stanton - Epidurals and Entrepreneurship
Aug 3 • 40 min
Jill Stanton is the co-founder of Screw The Nine To Five where she helps people quit their jobs, start their business online and get them past the $100,000/year mark. Coined by Forbes as “a destination for up-and-coming online entrepreneurs,” Screw The…
Chandler Bolt - Business, Books and Bottlenecks
Jul 27 • 43 min
Chandler Bolt is the founder and CEO Self-Publishing School, SelfPublishing.com, and the author of 6 bestselling books including his most recent book titled “Published.” Plus, he’s not even 28 years old yet. In this in-depth interview, Matthew Kimberley…
Christina Nicholson: Media, Marketing And Mavenhood
Jul 20 • 36 min
Christina Nicholson is a TV host who helps business owners grow by reaching their ideal customers or clients through the power of traditional and new media without spending big bucks on advertising. In this interview she gives Matthew the lowdown on how…
Michael Zipursky - Consultancy, Content Marketing and Compensation
Jul 13 • 33 min
Author of the Elite Consulting Mind, Michael Zipursky riffs with Matthew on the difference between well-paid consultants and those who struggle, and how to avoid the content marketing hamster wheel. Michael is the founder of Consulting Success and the…
Tobi Fairley - Space, Sanity and Style
Jul 6 • 33 min
Tobi Fairley is a designer and a coach who help business owners design their ideal business. In this conversation with Matthew Kimberley they delve into clutter, creativity, lighting and space. Learn how to set yourself up for home-working sanity and give…
Penny Stocks, Poverty and Principles
Jun 29 • 29 min
Tim Sykes became a self-made millionaire by the age of 21, trading penny stocks. He lived hard and fast and taught others how to do the same. In this episode of How To Get A Grip, he tells how his journey led him - via at least a couple of Lamborghinis -…
Picking Fights and Publishing
Jun 22 • 32 min
In this episode, David Burkus, author, consultant and keynote speaker, jams with Matthew on what goes on behind the scenes in publishing, what goes into making an audiobook, how to turn big ideas into consumable media and the surprising link between…
Brag Better - The Art of Suck-less Self-Promotion
Jun 15 • 29 min
Meredith Fineman is an entrepreneur, writer, and host. She is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company that elevates individuals — CEOS, founders, and women in positions of power — through visibility and voice.…
Holly Chantal - Stress, Spirituality and Small Humans
Jun 8 • 35 min
Holly Chantal works with business owners who are already overflowing with clients, and helps them navigate the path to sanity and increased revenue. In this chat with Matthew Kimberley, they cover parenting, trusting your instincts, coping with stress and…
Brian Clark - Rehab, Renaissance and Reinvention
Jun 1 • 47 min
Brian Clark is the founder of Copy blogger, Further and Unemployable. Along the way he’s built and sold companies, been mentioned in more books than he can remembers and experienced Asia-induced wake-up calls. In this chat we talk about his journey, at…
Jessen James - Legacy, Lucre and Louis Vuitton
May 25 • 38 min
I met Jessen about eight years ago, when he sat in the front row at one of my training courses in a grotty London airport hotel.Since then, he’s gone on to do ENORMOUS things, including speaking alongside some of the biggest names in the business and…
Jen Gottlieb - Gratitude, Growth & Grumpiness
May 18 • 51 min
I first met Jen when Chris Winfield introduced us to each other, one rainy day in Manhattan. I hired her to be my personal trainer because I was in the worst shape of my life. She kicked my ass, for which I’m forever grateful. Jen went on to start a…
Danny Iny - Teach Your Gift: Courses and Causes
May 11 • 30 min
Danny Iny knows more than most people have forgotten about how to put together an online course, and how to teach your gift for good and for profit. His new book, Teach Your Gift, is available for free for a limited time. Get your copy here:…
Tanner Chidester - Persistence, Prayers, Pecs & Profit
May 4 • 41 min
Tanner Chidester is a 27-year-old millionaire and CEO of Elite CEOs and Fit Warrior. Tanner grew up a weedy kid in a strict religious environment, and through self-study and apprenticeships went on to launch his first seven figure fitness business at a…
Joey Coleman - Novelty, Knowledge, Nature and Nurture
Apr 27 • 39 min
Joey Coleman is the world’s leading expert in customer retention. He’s also one of the most interesting - and interested - characters that How To Get A Grip has ever hosted. From singing in the street to how he was raised, from his addictions to his many,…
Mike Kim — Write, Speak, Date, Repeat
Apr 20 • 37 min
Mike Kim - the second greatest MK in online business - comes on How To Get A Grip and discusses dating disasters, copywriting, pricing strategies and hotel loyalty, as well as his philosophy on marketing, selling and treating people right. Get Mike’s Six…
Kirsty Carden — Scents, Style & Self-Determination
Apr 13 • 38 min
Kirsty Carden is a mindset and business coach who works with female entrepreneurs to create lives and business that are 100% them. In this episode we go deep on the live event model, touch on NLP, being different from your family and working with your…
Susie Moore— Confidence, Compassion & Cojones
Apr 6 • 40 min
Susie Moore is a British life coach and author living in Miami. She’s been featured on the Today show, Refinery29, Forbes, Oprah.com and more. Order her new book, Stop Checking Your Likes: Shake Off the Need for Approval and Live an Incredible Life, on…
Jen Kem— Shoes, Crystals and Capitalism
Mar 30 • 41 min
Jen Kem is a branding and marketing expert who gets entrepreneurs seen, heard, and paid – for being themselves. She’s the creator of the Master Brand Method: a framework to develop powerful brand archetypes that win customers’ hearts, leveraging…
Becca Tracey — Uncaged, Unleashed & Uncompromising
Mar 23 • 32 min
Rebecca Tracey is the head honcho at The Uncaged Life where she works with online business owners to get clear on their brand message, create packages that sell, and helps them learn what it actually takes to get and keep clients in this crazy online…
Laura Belgray — Mid-Life & Making Millions
Mar 16 • 46 min
Hot shot wordsmith Laura Belgray comes back on How To Get A Grip to share the exact steps she took to hit one million dollars for the first time in her one-person business at the age of 50. Listen and learn! Go check out Laura’s work here and get on her…
Selena Soo — Food, Fraud and Foreignness
Mar 9 • 37 min
Selena Soo, founder of Impacting Millions, PR and publicity expert extraordinaire, talks about her journey from Hong Kong to Puerto Rico, tackling your fraud factor and getting great PR, even if you’re a complete introvert. Get a copy of Selena’s…
Nicholas Kusmich — Tripping, Testosterone and Transformation
Mar 2 • 44 min
Nick Kusmich, author of Give, founder of the Marketers Council and host of The Art of Lead Generation Implementation Intensive shows us behind the scenes at how he’s completely changed his life, body, business and mind in the last five years. Check out…
Grant Baldwin — Stages, Secrets and Steakhouses
Feb 24 • 39 min
Grant Baldwin is a seasoned professional speaker, founder of The Speaker Lab and author of the new book The Successful Speaker To celebrate the launch of his book, Grant’s offering some crazy bonuses that you can grab at thespeakerlab.com/book Mentioned…
Emily Fletcher — From Vodka to Veda
Feb 17 • 42 min
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for extraordinary performance. Her book Stress Less, Accomplish More debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon.
Ash Ambirge — Trailer Parks, Tenacity and Middle Fingers
Feb 10 • 40 min
Ash Ambirge is back on How To Get A Grip to talk about her new book - The Middle Finger Project - as well as etymology, lobbying book-store managers with piñatas that may or may not look like dildos, growing up with a mother suffering from crippling…
Dan Kuschell — Decision-Making, Detachment and Drug-Abuse
Feb 3 • 46 min
Dan Kuschell is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, husband and dad (and not in that order). He’s the founder and CEO of Breakthrough3X.
MASSIVE Announcement for Season 1 Finale
Dec 23, 2019 • 9 min
A special bonus episode to mark the end of Season 1 of How To Get A Grip. Listen to the first five minutes of Matthew’s new book, Get A F*cking Grip, and hear the backstory about how the book was born … Get your copy of his book at https://geni.us/getagrip
Charreah Jackson — Storytelling, Sexiness and Steve Harvey
Dec 16, 2019 • 49 min
Charreah K. Jackson serves as an international communications strategist and founder of P.S. Powerhouse. She is the bestselling author of Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love & Success published by St. Martin’s Press and available in…
Vincenzo Landino - Italy, Cosmetology and Technology
Dec 9, 2019 • 45 min
Vincenzo Landino is a first generation Italian-American and third generation entrepreneur who is the CEO and co-founder of The Landino Group, a modern day media parent company, holding the following: Aftermarq, a video production studio; Brainwork Media,…
Suzi Gray - Charisma, Captivation and Cardiff
Dec 2, 2019 • 47 min
Suzi Gray (formerly known as Suzi Hoare - listen in to find out what was behind the name change) is a former lawyer and former copywriter turned brand strategist. In this episode she talks about charisma, being captivating, Cardiff, charging by the hour…
Omar Zenhom - Technology, Textiles and Teaching
Nov 25, 2019 • 47 min
Omar Zenhom is the founder of the webinar platform Webinar Ninja, and creator and founder of the $100 MBA. In this episode we talk about the growing pains for a technology company, what it’s like to work with his partner, Nicole, and the help he’s had…
Kelsey Murphy - Work and Whiskey
Nov 18, 2019 • 50 min
Kelsey Murphy, host of the Whiskey and Work podcast (the title of which led to this podcast changing its name) joins Matthew to talk business and bourbon.
Claire Pelletreau - Money, Marriage and Marketing
Nov 11, 2019 • 45 min
Ad strategist and host of the Get Paid Podcast, Claire Pelletreau shares how money works for her, how she makes her marriage work and her plans for retirement. Mentioned in this episode: clairepells.com
Dov Gordon - Manhattan, the Med and the Magic of Alchemy
Nov 4, 2019 • 49 min
Dov Gordon is a brilliant business strategist and creator of Alchemy Networks. He’s easily able to synthesize and simplify ideas and using any number of frameworks he’s developed from years of research and client work. In this episode we talk about…
Jeff Goins — Capitalism, Creativity and Taylor Swift
Oct 28, 2019 • 51 min
Jeff Goins is the best-selling author of five books, including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve. Jeff is filled with creativity, unique thoughts, and curiosity, which reflects strongly in his work. In today’s episode, Jeff discusses marketing…
John Jantsch — Meditation, Procrastination, and Self-Knowledge
Oct 21, 2019 • 38 min
John Jantsch is the Founder of Duct Tape Marketing and has recently written his sixth book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, which will be out on October 22nd! How do you find your ground when there is chaos circling around you? Similar to marketing, John…
Justin Blackman — Copy, Craft Beer and Canines
Oct 14, 2019 • 47 min
Justin Blackman is the Owner of Pretty Fly Copywriting. In this episode he tears apart some of Matthew’s copy and uncovers some fascinating insights.
Tarzan Kay — Names, Voices and Interior Design
Oct 7, 2019 • 38 min
Tarzan Kay is a launch strategist, copywriter, and educator. She works with her clients during their big and often stressful launches, offering everything from digital courses, masterminds, and live events. Tarzan has a very unique name and she’s not…
Yaro Starak - Cash, Community and Content Marketing
Sep 30, 2019 • 59 min
Yaro Starak is the owner of several businesses and is currently working on his latest idea, InboxDone.com. Yaro also has the longest-running entrepreneurship podcast self-titled as The Yaro Podcast. Despite years of evolving and pivoting, Yaro always…
Dominic Colenso — Acting, Impact and Alcohol
Sep 23, 2019 • 47 min
Dominic Colenso was a professional actor and acting tutor, but now he has made a career shift as a professional speaker, communications expert, and performance coach. He is the Founder of In Flow Training, an organization where his clients can communicate…
Michelle Pfennighaus — Health, Hair and Happiness
Sep 16, 2019 • 51 min
Michelle Pfennighaus has been helping women find their balance for over ten years until it finally hit her that this might all be false. Throughout her career, no woman has truly found her balance in work and life. So, Michelle is exploring a new chapter…
Osmaan Sharif — Identity, Personality and Painkillers
Sep 9, 2019 • 53 min
Osmaan Sharif is a Mindset & Performance Coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He first started out as an HR Manager, but through discovering Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) he knew he could help people get even better results by changing the…
Tonia Adleta — Priests, Perverts and the Patriarchy
Sep 2, 2019 • 45 min
Tonia Adleta is a serial entrepreneur and the host of the Recovering Church Girls podcast, where she takes an honest look at spirituality, connection to community, and more. Tonia moved 16 times before she graduated high-school and the one consistent…
James Rose — Selling Software, Search Engines and Skiing
Aug 26, 2019 • 57 min
James Rose is the Co-Founder of Content Snare, a software product that helps clients deliver content to their providers or freelancers on time. This wasn’t Jame’s first SaaS product and he’s had a rather interesting journey that’s been filled with ups and…
Clint Salter — Vices, Values and Visas
Aug 19, 2019 • 57 min
Clint Salter is an Australian Native living the life in New York City. He is the CEO & Founder of the Dance Studio Owners Association and has over 13 years in the dance and entertainment industry. On this week’s episode, he shares the difference between…
Tom Zeeb — Effort, Audience and Brainpower
Aug 12, 2019 • 53 min
Tom Zeeb is the Founder of Traction Real Estate Mentors and is an active investor, speaker, coach, and the host of the Get Traction podcast. Tom has been featured on CNBC, The Washington Post, and more. Tom shares how to weed out valuable coaches from the…
Laura Gassner Otting — Accidents, Intent and Political Misadventure
Aug 5, 2019 • 67 min
Laura Gassner Otting is a motivational keynote speaker and a best-selling author. Laura started her career as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House and was the Founder of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG). Today, she is…
Carrie Wilkerson — Faith, Discipline and Family
Jul 29, 2019 • 55 min
Carrie Wilkerson is a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Strategist, Consultant, and the author of The Barefoot Executive. Carrie became an entrepreneur out of necessity to be home and close to her children. After 21 years of stumbling through it all, Carrie…
Kymberlee Jay — Death, Dance and Discrimination
Jul 22, 2019 • 53 min
Kymberlee Jay is an entrepreneur, educator, dance athlete, and creative business coach. At the moment, Kymberlee has been traveling all over the world because she is currently developing a documentary on the history of street dance and its relevance in…
Walt Hampton - Raising Kids and Wrangling Time
Jul 15, 2019 • 50 min
Walt Hampton lives a full life as a writer, speaker, coach, adventure photographer, high altitude mountaineer, and blue water sailor. Walt is also the author of The Power Principles of Time Mastery, a book he wrote while he was raising three young boys on…
John Corcoran — Politics, Partnerships and Uber Ratings
Jul 8, 2019 • 54 min
John Corcoran is the Co-Founder of Rise25, a company that builds bridges by connecting business owners with their ideal prospects and referral partners. John has had a fascinating career journey as he once was an attorney, a writer for the Clinton White…
Ryan Lee — Nostalgia, Romance and Simplicity
Jul 1, 2019 • 51 min
Ryan Lee is the Founder of Rewind, a company that provides anti-aging and on-the-go protein bars. He is also an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. Ryan started his career as an internet marketer, but he shares why he had to get out of the industry to find…
James Schramko — Surfing, Leverage and Zen
Jun 24, 2019 • 54 min
James Schramko is the Founder of SuperFastBusiness, a business coach, and the author of Work Less, Make More. Based in Sydney, Australia, James is all about finding balance and harmony between living a great life and doing amazing work. However, he didn’t…
Dr. Shawn Dill and Dr. Lacey Book — Skeletons, Gambling, and Chiropractors
Jun 17, 2019 • 53 min
Dr. Shawn Dill and Dr. Lacey Book are both the Founders of Black Diamond Club, a coaching platform for service professionals looking to scale their business. Dr. Shawn and Dr. Lacey both have a chiropractic background and share some of their holistic…
Samantha Skelly — Food, Energy and Tony Robbins
Jun 10, 2019 • 41 min
Samantha Skelly is a motivational speaker, an emotional eating expert, and the best-seller author of Hungry for Happiness. After going through a really unhealthy relationship with food and her body, Samantha wants the world to know that you can love…
Ashley Ambirge — Dumping Clients, Picklebacks, and Scotland
Jun 3, 2019 • 54 min
Ashley Ambirge is a Creative Writer and the Founder of The Middle Finger Project. She is the soon-to-be author of The Middle Finger Project book, which will be released February of 2020. She is also a speaker and advocate for women doing disobedient…
Jadah Sellner — Goodwill, Mean Girls, and Shaking Your Hips
May 27, 2019 • 50 min
Jadah Sellner is an Author, International Keynote Speaker, and the creator of Love Over Metrics Business Growth Incubator & Build Your Challenge. Jadah’s vibe is off the charts: filled with love and positivity and she’s a pleasure to talk to. So, what…
Michael Port — Fatherhood, Puppies, and Transformation
May 20, 2019 • 60 min
Michael Port is a bestselling author and has written six books, including Book Yourself Solid. He’s a professional speaker as well as a marketing consultant. Michael and Matthew have worked alongside each other and Michael is even the Godfather to…
Sol Orwell — FOMO, Habit Triggers, and Reddit
May 13, 2019 • 51 min
Sol Orwell is the Founder of Examine.com, which was recognized by Fast Company as a Top 10 innovative company in health and fitness in 2015. If you’ve ever needed to know about supplements and what to take, chances are you’ve been on Sol’s website! As an…
Rachael Kay Albers — Margaritas, Musicals, and Imposter Syndrome
May 6, 2019 • 51 min
Rachael Kay Albers is the Creative Director and Digital Strategist for RKA Ink and she is also a business comedian and the host of Awkward Marketing. Rachael brought international recognition on her relationship because she and her husband Roberto made a…
Dorie Clark — Learning Phases, Courage, and Philosophy
Apr 29, 2019 • 50 min
Dorie Clark is a marketing and strategy consultant and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. Dorie is also the author of three books, Reinventing You, Stand Out, and Entrepreneurial You. Today, Dorie explains why…
Sherry Walling — Mental Health, Rebellion, and Microdosing
Apr 22, 2019 • 52 min
Sherry Walling, Ph.D. is the owner of ZenFounder and a Clinical Psychologist who works with founders on their mental health. Sherry is also the author of the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your (s-word) Together! Sherry describes the difference between…
Marsha Shandur — Storytelling, Drawing and Standup
Apr 15, 2019 • 60 min
Marsha Shandur is a Story Telling Coach and the owner of Yes Yes Marsha. She helps business owners with big hearts and big thinking get more connected with their peers and customers through storytelling! Marsha hates stories that have no emotion — no…
Tracy Matthews — Tinder, Cashflow and Closets
Apr 8, 2019 • 66 min
Tracy Matthews is the Founder of Flourish and Thrive Academy, where she helps jewelry designers grow their businesses. Designing jewelry was an innocent side-hustle that started back in college for Tracy but it has since blown into a full-fledged…
Dan Barrett — Steam Shovels, Mash-Ups and Memory Loss
Apr 1, 2019 • 67 min
Dan Barrett is the Founder (and Head Nerd) at AdWords Nerds, an online marketing agency helping real estate investors generate qualified leads. He’s a musician, family man, and a marketer extraordinaire! Dan shares the two intricate details of what made…
Amy Landino — TV Dinners, Speaking and Sex
Mar 25, 2019 • 54 min
Amy Landino is an award-winning YouTuber creator, best-selling author, and international public speaker. Amy travels the world teaching businesses how to build authority and get attention online. But she’s equally at home in front of the TV. For more on…
John Lee Dumas — Patriotism, Death and Taxes
Mar 18, 2019 • 52 min
John Lee Dumas is the host of the hyper-popular podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, and the creator of the Freedom Journal, The Mastery Journal and the Podcast Journal. He’s interviewed over 2,000 incredible entrepreneurs, including Tony Robbins, Gary…
Mike Ganino — Coffee, Paranoia and Skincare Routines
Mar 11, 2019 • 64 min
Mike Ganino has over 20 years of experience working with brands to help them tell their story. He’s an energetic shot of caffeine right into your bloodstream and he’s one of Matthew’s favorite people (and soon to be yours too!). On today’s episode, Mike…
Todd Herman — Alter Egos and Legal Threats
Mar 11, 2019 • 53 min
Todd Herman is an author, performance advisor, and entrepreneur. He’s clocked in over 15,000 hours in mindset strategies to help business owners build better systems and become better people. On today’s episode, Todd shares what makes us unique, his…
Laura Belgray — Childlessness and Chinese Food
Mar 11, 2019 • 53 min
Laura Belgray is the owner of Talking Shrimp and one of the best writers alive today. On today’s episode, Laura chews the cud with Matthew to discuss everything and anything that keeps her sane (as well as insane). She shares her speaking fears, her…
Welcome to the How To Get a Grip Podcast
Mar 7, 2019 • 4 min
I’m Matthew Kimberley Over the last ten years I’ve found that I now know less than I knew before. The grip is occasionally looser than I’d like. Particularly balancing all the regular stuff with self-employment and growing businesses. So I regularly seek…