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Author: Tony Grebmeier

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We live in a culture where everything is predicated on success. But what is success… that’s the big question. Is it measurable? Can you obtain it? Can you dream it? Tony Grebmeier is on a quest to redefine how we view success and would like to bring you on the journey.
89 Episodes
What does it really mean to play to someone's strengths?What does "play to their strengths" mean to you? How has playing to others strengths impacted your story? Would you say that you're playing to others strengths? What about your children? On this episode of BEFULFILLED, Analyn and Brandon Miller share their story of family and philosophy. Analyn and Brandon Miller say that once they felt their teenagers drifting away, they knew they had to make a change. Analyn and Brandon Miller's solution was already right in the work Brandon does as a partner in 34Strong. What lessons can you learn from Analyn and Brandon Miller's story? How will it inspire you to play to others strengths in your life? Find out on this episode!Outline Of This Episode[0:50] Tony introduces his guests, Analyn and Brandon Miller[2:07] Their definition of success[4:00] Young love[8:52] Most powerful foreword[11:05] Feeding seven kids[15:37] Writing the book[19:02] Quick break[29:28] Modeling what you know[33:26] The fulfillment round[37:10] Final thoughts with Analyn and BrandonResources & People Mentioned:Their WebsiteTheir BookTheir FacebookTheir InstagramTheir LinkedInConnect With Tony:www.tonygrebmeier.comFollow Tony on FacebookConnect with Tony on LinkedInTweet at Tony on TwitterFollow him on Instagram
The passion to help people recover from heartbreakDon’t you love to hear inspirational stories of people losing a big love only to pull through and find a new love? But what if those stories just stopped at the heartbreak? What if the person who lost the one they love, went on to live the rest of their life alone? On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear how Esther Iturralde refused to let that be the end of her love story. Once Esther realized that she needed to change her own journey, she started paving paths to help others overcome their darkest times. These days you’ll find her working hard on her podcast which is the number one podcast in all of Latin America. Find out more from Esther's story of love and heartbreak and what else she’s up to in her pursuit to help others!Outline Of This Episode[0:50] Tony introduces his guest, Esther Iturralde[9:44] Come to Jesus moment[17:30] Quick break[20:03] Becoming the love Sherpa[24:47] Bringing the family back together[27:19] Tip of the iceberg[29:48] Podcasting in Latin America[36:01] The fulfillment round[38:08] Final thoughts with EstherResources & People Mentioned:Esther's WebsiteEsther's PodcastCoaching With EstherEsther On FacebookEsther On TwitterEsther On InstagramMoney Mindset CourseEpic HeartConnect With Tony:www.tonygrebmeier.comFollow Tony on FacebookConnect with Tony on LinkedInTweet at Tony on TwitterFollow him on Instagram
Everyone wants to live a life they are proud of, but too often we let our need to prove ourselves to others cloud our vision of the future. On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from futurist and business leader, Jared Nichols. In his conversation with Tony, Jared opens up about how he views success, his early childhood challenges with ADD and constant relocation, the power of asking the right question, rising above the opinions of others, how he is making an impact in lives, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this inspiring episode featuring Jared!Defying The Expectations Around YouHave you ever stopped to consider how your upbringing and what you were exposed to effected your career choices? Thinking this through can shine a light on some patterns in your life and help you to see your own blind spots. Jared says that his need to defy the expectation of others and simultaneously his need to prove to others helped him recognize the blind spot that he now teaches other to recognize. Whose version of the future are you creating? That's what Jared asks himself and his followers. What can you learn from Jared’s story? Discover more helpful insights by listening to this episode!Outline Of This Episode[0:50] Tony introduces his guest, Jared Nichols[1:47] Jared’s definition of success[3:55] What was Jared’s childhood like?[9:30] Life on the move[14:40] Why are you in the career you're in?[23:37] The future of A.I and innovation[25:50] Working for someone else[30:09] The fulfillment round[35:15] Final thoughts with JaredResources & People Mentioned:Jared's websiteMore about JaredCoaching with JaredJared's booksJared's podcastJared's TwitterJared's FacebookBEFULFILLED JournalBEFULFILLED CommunityConnect With Tony:www.tonygrebmeier.comFollow Tony on FacebookConnect with Tony on LinkedInTweet at Tony on TwitterFollow him on Instagram
What does it take to sell more in a way that actually feels good? Do you find yourself struggling to talk sales? Difficult to ask for the price you know you're worth? On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from sales expert, Christine Schlonski. Christine also goes over her journey, how she came to love selling, what it takes to make a major shift in your mindset around sales, the power of being free from sales anxiety, what it means to charge your worth, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this fascinating and engaging episode featuring Christine!Freedom is the highest goalEveryone has their own unique take on what success means. Sure, there are a ton of people who see success as fame and fortune but the highest goal is freedom. The principle of freedom is at the core of each of our entrepreneurial journeys. It’s gut check time, does selling make you feel free? Will the fruit of all of your pursuits end with you feeling freedom or more anxiety? Get Christine Schlonski’s take on what it means to have freedom in selling by listening to this fascinating episode of BEFULFILLED.Do you have the courage to sell?In our profit-driven and fame-driven culture, we are all consumers. So, why does selling still feel yucky ? Seriously? We all get that great feeling when we buy something we've been looking for or the service we've needed. On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from sales leader and entrepreneur, Christine Schlonski. Christine shares her perspective on sales and how she finds joy and freedom in helping others sell authentically and with heart. Doesn’t that sound great? Learn about what Christine teaches her clients to create this mindset and sell more. Don’t miss this exciting episode with Christine!Outline of This Episode[0:50] Tony introduces his guest, Christine Schlonski[1:50] Christine’s definition of success.[3:03] Growing up in Eastern Germany[6:00] College or entrepreneurship[7:11] Queen of Sales Success Mindset[8:45] Having a support network[11:39] Learning to share[15:01] Permission to be yourself[22:10] The morning routine[25:02] Prompts for sales mindset shifts[29:50] Ah-ha moments in our own stories[29:50] Christine enters the fulfillment round[35:24] Closing thoughts with ChristineResources & People MentionedChristine's websiteChristine's podcastChristine's InstagramSales Mentality MasterclassBEFULFILLED JournalBEFULFILLED CommunityConnect With Tony:www.tonygrebmeier.comFollow Tony on FacebookConnect with Tony on LinkedInTweet at Tony on TwitterFollow him on Instagram
What does truly loving what you do look like? Do you really need to pick between loving what you do or making money? On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from innovator Tracey Brioux. Tracey is an expert at building online fitness businesses. She has helped thousands of men and women create the body and health they want right inside of a Facebook group. In this conversation with Tony, Tracey opens up about her definition of success, what led her to forge her own path, how she built a thriving Facebook group of loyal customers, challenges she has faced along the way, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Tracey!Success favors those bold enough to pursue what they love!The day where you could start a job training at a local gym and be able to make enough money to raise a big family, travel, and afford what you and your family desired seem rare if not gone.. What will it take for those in the fitness industry to have the makings of a happy personal life and a thriving professional life? The truth is, too many people are playing by the rules, but that's not how it works anymore! You have to be bold enough to innovate if you want to succeed. Learn from Tracey Brioux's journey and find your own way to create a success life doing what you love by listening to this episode of BEFULFILLED!Building a new kind of company.One of the ways that innovative leaders are finding bold success is by taking chances in new spaces. Is there somewhere better for you to serve your customers? Maybe even somewhere online? Imagine how successful you could be if you weren't hindered by location. On this episode of BEFULFILLED, you’ll hear from Tracey Brioux as she explains how leaders like you can find the perfect marketplace for yourself in a new digital world. Stop trying to force your company into a brick and mortar or phone calls and emails! If you are ready to take your company to the next innovation of service, start by going where your customers already are. Learn more about Tracey Brioux by listening to this informative episode!Outline of This Episode[0:48] Tony introduces his guest, Tracey Brioux[1:29] Tracey’s definition of success.[2:08] If you aren't happy is financial success even worth it?[3:09] Four kids on a small island[4:27] Introducing the Worldwide Web[5:19] Higher highs, lowers lows.[10:15] Flexibility and freedom for entrepreneurs.[13:10] No one does anything alone[16:20] Persistence is the key[20:02] Just 30 minutes to change.[23:38] Tracey enters the Fulfillment Round, rapid-fire questions.[37:00] Closing thoughts from Tracey and Tony.Resources & People MentionedReset:BreatheAbout TraceyTracey's FacebookTracey's InstagramFAQs about Tracey's companyPrince Edward IslandBEFULFILLED JournalBEFULFILLED Community
Leaving a Legacy, by Living a LegacySo many people want a hall pass. They just don't want to do the deep work. If you want to find your purpose in life, the meaning to why you're here - go do the deep work. Today's guest, Tommy Joiner, shares his deep work: how he's discovered his freedom and how he's worked toward peace.Tommy Joiner is one of the co-founders of the seven-figure business, the ContentPros, has recently sold the business and is free for the first time in years. "The lessons that I have learned in business so parallel the ones that I have learned in life, that it’s impossible for me not to integrate them into some of the things that I talk about on a regular basis. I’m still in the process of doing a lot of experimentation in order to figure out what comes next for me. But as I sit here on the eve of my first big investment into a company that I really believe in, I’ve realized that it’s time for me to cherish more fully my identity as an entrepreneur."The Clarity Deep Work BringsImagine a life where you can feel freedom to be who you are and peace about where you are going. You’d be unstoppable! Don’t just get a good idea of what your vision is, get crystal clear! People who the deep work like Tommy Joiner take this message to heart. Are you ready to do the same? Can you honestly say you are committed to pushing the envelope and doing the work necessary? If you are, take the time to learn from Tommy's story, grab a pen and some paper if you need to! Don’t miss a minute of this helpful message on this episode of BEFULFILLED!Outline of This Episode[0:50] Tony introduces Tommy Joiner[1:10] Sebastian defines success[2:15] From Colorado to the World[5:13] One year ago[12:10] Pressure and relief[14:40] Finding purpose[20:40] Centering yourself[31:44] Closing thoughts.Resources & People MentionedContent ProsTommy's FacebookTommy's InstagramGo Deeper with BEFULFILLEDThe journal: course: community:
Meet Sebastian RuskSebastian has developed a very unique approach to creating buzz and making noise for brands via social media and the digital space.   His role as an Author, Corporate Event Emcee, Keynote Speaker, Digital Influencer, personality for brands and Social Media Strategist, has enabled him to influence those around him. His forte of being able to make his crazy ideas a reality, are what make a reality today. It is no mystery why  Sebastian is referred to as "a walking billboard" and the "Creator of Buzz". was conceptualized and founded by Sebastian Rusk in March of 2010. With 12+ years of experience in Marketing and Online Ad space, Sebastian has a real knack for not only 'thinking outside the box', but showing there can be reasonable thinking INSIDE that box! He has a passion for Social Media, creating "buzz" for brands and spreading the word on the power behind though the digital space, which has been the driving force to launch (bow tie and all)Outline of This Episode[0:48] Tony introduces Sebastian Rusk[1:22] Sebastian defines success[2:52] Indiana to Florida[7:20] Knocking on doors to online business[14:12] Social media sucks[21:00] No-filter podcasts[27:22] Closing thoughts.Resources & People MentionedThe Seb Rusk PodcastSebastian's FacebookSebastian's TwitterSebastian's InstagramSebastian's YoutubeGo Deeper with BEFULFILLEDThe journal: course: community:
Meet Lacy BoggsDo you stuggle with the business of using your content? Ever wrote blog posts, books or simply an idea list that went no where? Creating content can be frustrating, especially if you aren't using it to it's full potential. The guest on today's episode, Lacy Boggs, is a master of content. Her company, The Content Direction Agency, helps personality driven brands create and implement content marketing strategies. The team specializes in maximizing content produced and using it to its full potential and leaves clients feeling confident and motivated in their content and business building.Freedom in Translating YourselfLacy definition of success: freedom, living life the way she wants it to be. One of the ways she's found freedom is through becoming someone else. Lacy discovered she had the talent to disquise herself as someone else early on in her business venture. By creating content that is both radically varied and individually specialized, Lacy has had the opportunity to temporarily slip into another's shoes, many, many shoes. "I slip seamlessly from one persona to the next, living out my wildest dreams. I am a business coach...a stylist..a health interior designer...I have the gift to translate myself into someone else...and when I do my job well, no one need ever know I was there."Outline of This Episode[1:02] Tony introduces his guest, Lacy Boggs[2:10] Lacy's definition of success[3:14] Journalism to food blogs[6:00] Getting into the writing flow[8:46] Getting it better[10:53] Make a Killing with Content[12:58] Unlocking potential[15:11] Mimicking the nitty gritty[22:49] Show notes and connections[27:14] Closing thoughts.Resources & People MentionedLacy's FacebookLacy's InstagramLacy's TwitterLacy's YoutubeThe Content Direction AgencyGo Deeper with BEFULFILLEDThe journal: course: community:
Finding and Knowing your AudienceAre you in sync with your audience? Have you been struggling to find your avatar? Have you been listening to your feedback? Today's guest, Robbie Samuels, explains how he found his ideal clientele and how his businesses have flourished because of them and the knowldge he'r learned from them. "You don't learn anything, if you do nothing".Meet Robbie SamuelsRobbie Samuels is a keynote speaker and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Inc., Harvard Business Review Ascend, and Lifehacker. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. His clients include associations and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University. Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.Outline of This Episode[0:49] Tony introduces today's guest, Robbie Samuels[1:30] Robbie's definition of success[3:49] On the Schmooze[8:30] Figuring out your avatar[13:44] Kid entreprenuer[20:42] Books, coaching & launching[34:30] Closing thoughts.Resources & People MentionedRobbie's WebsiteRobbie's FacebookRobbie's TwitterRobbie's LinkedInRobbie's YoutubeOn the SchmoozeGo Deeper with BEFULFILLEDThe journal: course: community:
Meet Darren VirassammyDo you ever feel like you're pushing uphill alone? From the CEO down to the intern, we can all feel isolated sometimes. As a leader, we have to solve that feeling of isolation. How do we do that? The guest on today's episode, Darren Virassammy, is a master at helping people go farther by being stronger teams. His company, 34Strong, maximizes team performance through unleashing talent. When starting the company, Darren and his co-founder Brandon rooted their belief in the African Proverb: "If you want to go fast, go by yourself. If you want to go far, go with others!" If you wish your team worked better, faster, stronger, this is the episode for you!A Message About Finding YourselfRemember a time when you were doing what you thought you were supposed to? From the jobs we take to the people we surround ourselves with, we often fall for what we believe we "should" be doing. We lose our intuitive ability to be on our happiest path. We let fear and our weaknesses hold us back from success and fulfillment. This episode tells the story of how Darren Virassammy discovered this for himself and now teaches others. He co-founded 34Strong, where he helps teams play to their strengths. Since its inception, the 34 Strong team has worked with numerous organizations including Bank of America, Genentech, State Street, Plum Organics, The State of CA, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the County of Monterey, and Consumnes Service Park and Recreation District. Get the scoop on how to move from fear to fulfillment on the episode!Outline of This Episode[0:50] Tony introduces his guest, Darren Virassammy[1:38] Darren's definition of success.[3:07] From the Caribbean to the cold[6:26] Moving to Sacramento[9:13] Teaching entrepreneurship[11:32] Living in chains[14:05] The incurable disease[20:09] I am Yarak[22:06] Focus on strengths, not weakness[39:42] Closing thoughts.Resources & People MentionedDarren's LinkedInDarren's FacebookDarren's Twitter34StrongPlay To Their Strengths BookGo Deeper with BEFULFILLEDThe journal: course: community:
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