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In today’s episode, I’m joined by Brian McKittrick. Brian is the Director of Sales at Insurance of Texas. He and I first met back in late 2020, after I joined the Apex Entrepreneurs group. He was one of the first people I ever met at that meetup, and I’ve been following him ever since. At the event, he had personalized cups made for every attendee with his branding on it, and I still use that cup to this day. Brian has a wealth of experience and knowledge, especially when it comes to sales and growing businesses. You’ll enjoy the insights and lessons that Brian shares with you in this episode.  Brian McKittrick is the international bestselling author of "It Ain't Rocket Surgery - 21 Simple Tips that will take Your Sales to the Moon!" Brian is a career sales professional and leader. He has been a top performing salesman since his first commission sales position in 1999. For over 20 years, Brian has excelled in retail, car, and insurance sales both as a sales associate, as well as leading sales teams as high as over 100 members.Brian McKittrick is an Insurance & Finance Specialist, and his brokerage Insurance of Texas services Life, Health, and Senior Insurance plans for all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. Also offering Property, Casualty & Commercial plans for Texas.Brian took over as the DFW franchisee of Insurance Training Academy, offering insurance license exam preparation. In 2021, they have expanded to offer into insurance continuing education, and sales skills courses for insurance professionals.Brian is an active writer as a contributor to Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.comBrian is a husband and father of two, and lives in the DFW Metroplex.
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Philip Reed. He is the Owner & Managing Partner at Brickster Capital, along with being involved in other businesses like Tails Agogo. A serial entrepreneur, Philip has insights and experience in building companies by investing in, and building up people on his team. He treats them as partners within the business, and is dedicated to seeing their success as the companies themselves grow. Philip Reed is a serial entrepreneur that focuses on his lending consulting agency, Brickster Capital. Philip has five years of experience in the commercial lending space, and specializes in business credit lines, equipment loans and term loans.
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Bill Baker. Bill & I first connected online through Apex, but then met in person late last year as we are both in The Champions Circle with WinRate Consulting. This was a fun episode, as Bill and I discussed what it means to find your purpose and why, in life. He talks about being relentless in the pursuit of building businesses to support both of those, and the importance around not giving up. Bill Baker is a serial Entrepreneur & 3rd generation finish carpenter with a background solely in the construction industry for the last 20+ years. He is married to his amazing Wife Heather, and Father to 3 out of this world children, Layla(10), Madison(9) & Jackson(4).  He grew up working in his Grandfather's remodeling business.He is the CEO of both, Relentless Carpentry & Surface Solutions in Mokena, IL. Over the years, Bill has gained enough hands on experience and knowledge to confidently start a 5 star, multi million dollar remodeling business as well as acquire a multi million dollar countertop business. With Bill's relentless passion for what he does, his companies continue to grow year over year.
In today’s episode, I’m recapping my entire experience behind the Entrebrewer Podcast. This is our 20th episode, and what a ride it has been. I go through the ins and outs of doing my podcast thus far. Everything from how often and when I’m doing episodes, some of the feedback I’ve received from listeners, and all of the amazing assistance I’ve received from Half Coast Studios.                     The Entrebrewer Podcast has been launched now for 4+ months, and I’ve been blown away about the entire journey. With nearly 1k downloads and some amazing guests, I’ve personally gotten so much fulfillment from this. I want to thank all of these guests, my listeners, and Half Coast Studios for everything that they have done. Without all of you, none of this is possible.I’ve gotten feedback from people that have listened ranging from life changing moments, to little nuggets of insights, and much more. For me, podcasting is relaxing and fun. It gives me enjoyment each and every time I go into the episode. I’m grateful for the opportunity to interview the guests and share their amazing stories with my network.The 1st 20 episodes have been nothing short of amazing, and I’m really excited for the next 20!
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Marc Zalmanoff of Marc Z Fitness & Nutrition. He and I have been connected for almost 2 years now, through networks like Apex and The Champions Circle. He is truly the happiest guy that I know, and we discuss that in-depth in this episode. Marc is also an Amazon Best Selling Author, Podcast Host, & an Apex Executive Business Coach. Since 2003, Marc “The Fitness Ninja” Zalmanoff has been helping people live happier, healthier lives through improved fitness, nutrition, and mindset.     Marc has a unique way of combining Stoic philosophy, an overtly optimistic outlook on life, and a healthy dose of perspective ,to make a positive impact on the world and the people around him.     He loves seeing and helping people live with passion, Make Good Choices, and do their part to Make America Fit Again! 
In today’s episode I’m joined by Kasey Luft of Clientric. Kasey and I met earlier this year in Mike Claudio’s The Champion Circle group. He is a wizard when it comes to CRM and automation. His story is one to pay attention to, and you will not find anyone more willing to help anyone he comes into contact with; seriously, Kasey is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Right now he’s in the process of building a multinational company with a remote workforce, and his insights will definitely enlighten you. Kasey is the Founder and CEO of Clientric. He is a self-taught data engineer who has spent many years helping businesses grow and thrive. His passion for data and business finally reached a tipping point when he saw businesses making the same mistakes over and over. He believes that all businesses can thrive with the proper processes and the best way to do this is by reviewing, standardizing, and automating the various operations and production tasks a business has. When not glued to his monitors, you can find him on trails hiking with his wife and dog and never far from a lake.
Today’s episode features someone that I’m extremely blessed to have met online over the past few months. My guest is Jessie Ladson. He is the Founder & President of Ladson Construction, Partner at Advocate Roofing & Restoration, and Founder of Contractor Con. When I say this is one of the best episodes we have done thus far, I’m not kidding. He’s operating at a high level in all areas of his life, and is setting the example in the contractor space. Jessie is the Founder and President of Ladson Construction, Managing Partner at Advocate Roofing and Restoration, and the Founder of ContractorCon. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2012. Since graduating with his MBA in 2012, Jessie has managed over $300 million in commercial construction working with two of the largest international construction managers in the world and man multiple large-scale projects simultaneously from some of the most confidential clients. This has exposed Jessie to many types of deliverables for some of the most complex projects, providing him the skill set needed to adjust to any given project and client’s needs. Since 2009, Jessie has gained extensive experience in the industry, which has equipped Ladson Construction with the necessary procedures and techniques to manage all facets of the construction process to scale that business to $30,000,000 in annual revenue this year. This is no fear of failure when it comes to Jessie’s mindset.
 I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some incredible people since going out on my own in the entrepreneurial world. In today’s episode, you will meet one of those people, James Golden. He is the Founder and CEO of Pavement Management Group, and also a Member of Forbes Business Council. I’ve known him for nearly 2 years now, and we originally met in Apex, and have been connected ever since. Tune into this episode to learn some valuable insights on entrepreneurship, and how to get into a mindset for growth. James Golden got his start within the world of business, consulting, and entrepreneurship at the age of 19. What started out as a part-time job has turned into a 23-year career and passion for helping municipalities across the US to save taxpayer dollars, maximize their annual budget and increase the conditions of their roadways. James enjoys helping others in the constant pursuit of becoming the best version of themselves through his "Good to Goalden" podcasting, personal and group coaching initiative when he is not advocating for roadway preservation.
You’re in for a treat with today’s episode. Adam is joined by fellow Hite Franchisee, and a great friend, Brad Akers. He is the Owner/Partner of Hite Digital Houston and Brad Grows Businesses. Brad is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, and he’s growing his digital marketing agency at a massive rate. I’m excited for you to hear Brad’s journey, and continue to follow all that he’s working on for the future. Roofing supply salesman turned marketer. Brad went from working in SRS distribution selling 6 million a year and helping some of his clients with their marketing to opening up his own firm which later merged with Hite Digital. He has sold roofing material, sold roofs, and been a partner in a roofing company before settling as a marketing consultant for the industry. 
Adam’s mindset and life coach, Jose Bolanos joins the Entrebrewer Podcast today. He is also the VP of Leadership Development at Hite Digital. Adam & Jose have been working together for over a year, and it has dramatically changed his life. Jose has an incredible way of connecting with, and coaching entrepreneurs to live a life that’s backed by a commitment. This commitment is your why for everything that you do, both in business and your personal life. In this episode, Jose discusses his Unbreakable challenge that includes an ice bath, along with the philosophy behind “VUCA”. Jose Bolanos Bio:“If you want to help others facilitate their lives, first learn what it means to facilitate your own.”This is what my mentor told me when I told him I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others live their best lives. 20 years later and I’m still learning what it means to facilitate my own life. Today I understand it’s a lifelong process. From my mentor I also learned about transformation. He taught me that transformation is not changing who you are, it’s becoming more of who you were designed to be. But this only happens through self-understanding and fearlessness.Taking his advice to heart I started investing time and resources fearlessly into my own personal development, exposing myself to a variety of disciplines, principals, methods and tools. I applied these in my life and started developing my own unique understanding of personal development, leadership and transformation. My own life had become the laboratory.Determined to learn how to best serve others I decided to train formally and rigorously as a coach. I started training under another amazing mentor in a unique coaching methodology, Presence Based Coaching. The basic premise in PBC is that presence is the key competency to navigating the complexities we face in our personal and professional lives. I am convinced this is true.With time It became clear to me that my purpose is to be a source of presence, strength and transformation for others.As a coach I have worked with business leaders, entrepreneurs and activists. The world is in dire need of strong, stable and impactful leaders. Though I always tell my clients “You are not my client. Those that surround you are my clients. Your spouse, kids, workers, community… those are my clients”.I also became fascinated with complexity management. I came to understand that managing life is a complex challenge in itself and we all need to build our capacity to manage it effectively. This has become a big piece of my work, helping my clients make sense of complexity so they could take better and more skillful actions.I also came to understand that complexity management is philosophical (mindset), physiological and spiritual. Based on that premise I combined other disciplines into my work such as mindfulness, breathwork, somatic intelligence, stoic philosophy and interpersonal neurobiology. I’ve managed to synthesize these different approaches into my own unique approach to personal and leadership development.Today I have 20 years of experience working with hundreds of organizations, and thousands of business leaders, entrepreneurs and activists, in over 13 countries, helping them build their capacity to thrive in complexity.
Amiee Ball, is a leading Entrepreneur and has coached or trained nearly 10,000 business owners and executives worldwide over the last 15 years on how to grow successful businesses in a digital world. Proud Mom, Published Writer, Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Speaker, and Business Growth Expert.  As the founder of JAB Consulting Group, her focus is on using automation to build trust with customers and within teams to increase loyalty and help her clients create sustainable, successful, trustworthy businesses. 
Sam Kaufman is an entrepreneur, leader, husband and father of 2. Sam is a firm believer that we must never stop building ourselves in our businesses, homes, and self. Sam started out as a sole proprietor cabinet installer in a van and grew to 7 figures in under 3 years. He has operated businesses in multiple cities and is an avid core value implementer, standard operating procedure creator, and team builder. That same cabinet installation business evolved into a kitchen and bath renovation company, a design company, and a retail flooring store in under 6 years. Sam is obsessed with growth and improvement. A natural leader, he is deeply passionate about helping other people become the BEST versions of themselves. Same hosts the Never Stop Building Podcast and is a Forbes Business Council Member and Contributor. 
The Founder/CEO of Limitless coaching, 8 Year Navy Veteran, and Overall Classic Physique Champion. Saylorsburg, PA.I was not always “fit” as people see me now. I competed in the Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic in 2017 taking 1st place and overall, in classic physique. Four months later my thyroid went under-active and that is when my life changed forever. I gained 45 lbs. which felt like overnight, slept for 17 hours a day, lost my ability to sweat, my vision was blurred, my confidence was at an all-time low, and I contemplated committing suicide, while also abusing drugs on a daily basis. We all go through certain things in our life that I believe change our way of thinking and how we look at the future. This was not my case, I continued using drugs for three years, surrounded myself with people who provided no value, and partied my ass off. I now realize why all this happened to me, I was being taught a life lesson that I soon would take and harness the true potential I had.I created Limitless Coaching because of the things I have experienced in my life and wanted to change the way Online Fitness Coaching is. Limitless Coaching is unlike any other coaching platform around being able to deliver quality results, supplements from 1st Phorm, Hormone Replacement Therapy through our partnership with Marek Health, and Meal preps from ICON meals. We keep the client accountable with our highly trained and educated coaches guaranteeing your success, and best of all we promise you a 100% money-back guarantee if you do not see results within the first month. I will promise to deliver upon that request that when joining Limitless you will not only come out with the physique you thought was never possible but the mindset to conquer anything in front of you.
Tatiana’s passion is in marketing and design, focusing on ROI-driven strategies and creating a balance between functionality and aesthetics. In 2020, she started a digital marketing agency mid-pandemic. In 6 months, she had scaled her agency to 6 figures. As a Latina entrepreneur, Tatiana is also committed to supporting women and minorities in business; she mentored students through A&M-Commerce’s Venture College and is an ambassador for her local Chamber of Commerce, and a chair member at the Women Empowered group of the neighboring Chamber of Commerce in Royse City, and a board member of the same chamber. Tatiana also serves as part of the advisory board of the start-up, Toucan Cocktails. In 2021, the opportunity arose to become owner-partner of Hite Digital Dallas, as well as Co-Founder of Hite Creative. Tatiana resonated with Hite’s mission to empower their growing team of 150+ young professionals and since then has grown the creative team to over 20 team members, serving 19 locations in the USA and working on an average of 100 projects a month. She was awarded “Young Professional of The Year 2021” by the American Advertising Federation of Dallas.
Winston is the owner of MoveUp Consulting, a recruiting and consulting agency who works with moving & storage companies on solving hiring problems. He and his wife Rebecca live in Winchester, VA, at the top of the Shenandoah Valley just 80 miles west of Washington D.C. Winston is an industry expert in everything related to recruiting, hiring, retention & culture building. Currently, they service over 50 moving companies nationwide and are on a mission to help 500 moving companies over the next 2 years!
Sebastian Rusk helps people START A PODCAST in 90 days or less. He is the Founder of Podcast Launch Lab, and has some of his own podcasts as well that he produces episodes for consistently. His book Podcasts Suck, If You Don’t Have One! offers a step-by-step guide to launching your podcast. With his help, he can take you from “idea to iTunes”.
Matt started his career in information technology as a linux system administrator in 2002, eventually becoming a consultant working for global clients in both the private and public sector. In 2011 he co-founded a full service pet-care company with Kristen, providing boarding, daycare, grooming, and other services. By 2014 he retired from consulting to focus 100% on the pet business, which he and Kristen still operate today. In his free-time he is a private pilot, plays golf, and spends time with his wife Amy, newborn son Finn, and charcoal lab Asher.
Kyle Reed is the Owner of Timberline Marketing. He is a husband and dad of two dogs who pushes himself to break through the obstacles (the Timberline) and keep climbing.From a small farm town, to engineer in a fortune 100 company, to management in that company and another fortune 500 company, to now owning multiple companies, he has truly defined going from the bottom to the top and then starting all over again.His marketing company, Timberline Marketing, specializes in reputation management and automation systems. He simply helps your business get more reviews on Google which leads to more revenue, all while building systems to give you back your time. 
Kyle Landwher is the Owner of Slam Dunkin’ Junk, a locally owned and operated junk removal company here in St. Louis. The company launched in 2020, and has grown exponentially since then, and will crush the $1 million/year mark here soon. Slam Dunkin’ Junk offers a variety of residential and commercial junk removal services to its clients, and Kyle has a vision for the business to become a franchise, and expand to 48 states. Kyle’s work ethic and content creation is something unheard of for his age with the success he is having. If you are on social media, following Kyle, and don’t see his stuff for a day, then you’re doing something wrong as he is everywhere. He has recently gotten into real estate investing and even started helping people create, grow, and scale service based businesses from A-Z to produce six figures. 
Adam Niec is best known for his success in the Payments Industry. He started off doing direct sales serving Small Business Owners and creating customized payment solutions for them. Adam recently launched a FREE tool for Business Owners called Rate Tracker. Rate Tracker helps business owners easily and AUTOMATICALLY keep track of their out-the-door Credit Card Processing rate. Each month, Rate Tracker users receive a text and an email that tells them their:1) Total Credit Card Sales2) Total Fees3) Out-the-door RateBy having simple and easy access to this information, Rate Tracker users are able to save time and have a virtual "watchdog" over their bank account so that when a Rate Increase happens from their Credit Card Processor, they find out immediately instead of months or even years down the road. This helps them save thousands of their hard-earned dollars.Adam's digital business card is here: https://adamniec.phonesites.com/
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