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jumbleThink tells the stories of dreamers, makers, innovators, and influencers who are impacting culture and changing the world around them. We interview leading actors, entrepreneurs, authors, athletes, and taught leaders to hear their stories of chasing big dreams. Along the way, we share tips on how you can turn your own dreams into reality too. Our host, Michael Woodward, has worked with hundreds of businesses to help them refine their ideas and create their big dream.
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Mysteries have been a mainstay on TV and Cinema. Whether it's a murder mystery, a police procedural, or a classic film noir we are captivated by the mystery of who done it. TV shows like Magnum PI, Stumptown, Remington Steel, and Take Two paint unique pictures of what life as a PI is like. Today's guest has lived the life both in the world of law enforcement and as a PI.In today's show, Larry Forletta reveals the real life of a DEA Agent and a PI. We dive deep into the importance to ethics in Law Enforcement and how more needs to be done to make the system more just. He also shares the process that he used to help the family trying to find their missing son and how that led to a docu-series on the Oxygen Network. So join us as we look behind the scenes of a real-life PI.Forletta Website: www.fcisllc.comAbout Larry ForlettaLarry is the founder of Forletta Investigative Security Consulting. He is a judicially recognized expert in state and federal courts. He also has a broad spectrum of clients from the legal, medical, business, government, and private citizens. His law enforcement career spans 30 years with the Maryland State Police and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has worked in the DEA field offices of Washington DC, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. He has a 100% conviction rate.Larry is a highly decorated Special Agent receiving numerous awards from the US Attorney General, DEA, US Attorney's Offices, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and the US Military. He was also on the Oxygen Network docu-series the Smiley Face Killers". (Dakota James).
What does it take to find a career that not only you enjoy but also are passion-filled to do every day? This is the path that led Lauren Heath to create the career of her dreams. One that is filled with passion and joy. Lauren is a social-worker-turned-entrepreneur with a passion for animals and helping others. She is the CEO and owner of Presidential Pet Care, which she founded in 2013. Lauren’s experience working on several hotlines and being a social worker in Fairfax County shaped how she approaches business, in addition to her perspective as an army brat.Lauren understands the power of the human-animal bond: it fuels the passion behind her business. She is enthusiastic about women’s empowerment, specifically helping female entrepreneurs reach their professional goals. This energetic CEO has shared her expertise in professionalism and social media in the pet care industry through webinars, workshops, and presentations. LinksWebsite: https://presidentialpetcare.comRecommended ReadingTraction: Get a Grip on Your Business -'s episode is sponsored by Flocksy. Flocksy is your source for graphic design, web development, and video editing all in a monthly subscription. Visit to get 10% off your first month.
Many of us dream of adventure but never take the risk to step out. Others live for the adventure but feel defeated once they reach the destination. Adventure is a round trip sport that many of us choose to never live. Sean Swarner beat cancer twice as a child but decided to not let the fear of living keep him from actually living. He has gone on to climb Everest, trek to both the North and South Pole, and accomplish the Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree). But his motivation goes beyond simply accomplishing amazing things. He wants to be a spark of hope to all of those who have been touched by cancer.In today's episode Sean shares his story of overcoming the odds (7,000,000,000 to 1) of surviving cancer, why he wants to bring hope to others, the stories of his adventures, and how you can stop living the safe life to live a life fully lived. LinksSean's Website: Expeditions: https://www.swarnerexpeditions.comToday's show is sponsored by Flocksy, your source for graphic design, web development, and video editing. Get 10% off your first month by visiting SeanWith only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of the world... Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitations in order to redefine the way the world views success.Sean was diagnosed with two deadly, different, and unrelated forms of cancer, once at the age of thirteen and again at the age of sixteen. After an incredibly poor prognosis, and being read his last rites, Sean astounded the medical community when he survived both these brutal diseases. He realized that after defeating cancer twice, no challenge would ever be too great, no peak too high.Sean proved his theory when he crested the peak of Mt. Everest. As the first cancer survivor to do so, Sean decided to continue climbing and has since topped the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and North America, thus completing the “7-Summits”. Upon skiing to both the South and the North Poles, Sean completed the Explorer’s Grand Slam.With the completion of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Sean is the only person in history to accomplish these inhuman feats.As Sean continues to defy the odds, test his own endurance and inspire and motivate people around the world, he shares his message of healing, hope, and triumph with cancer patients worldwide. Sean also serves as a source of inspiration as the founder of the non-profit organization, The CancerClimber Association, as author of the book “Keep Climbing,” and as a motivational speaker to corporations, universities, and other organizations around the globe.
What does it take to be at the pinnacle of creativity? In part two of our conversation with Rob Paulsen he shares his tips for reaching the top of your creative potential. We talk about the importance of being fearless as you create and how playing and being childlike can unlock creativity in new and deeper ways. Later in the episode, we chat about his journey of overcoming cancer and why giving back and kindness is so important to him. Come join us as we explore what is possible.LinksRob's Website: https://robpaulsenlive.comAnimaniacs In Concert: https://animaniacslive.comRob's TedX Talk: RobMaybe you don’t know Rob Paulsen, but you know Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and most of the other animated projects that Paulsen has been part of as a voice actor for nearly three decades. With over 2,000 (yes, that’s right) half-hour programs and dozens of films, video games, and other animated media to his credit, Paulsen has been one of the hardest working, most in-demand, and most beloved voice artists in the industry, earning (so far) a Daytime Emmy and Peabody, three times winning the Annie Award (for voice actors).But he’s also just won the biggest fight of his life – defeating cancer of the throat after a grueling year of aggressive treatment – and with a renewed passion for his craft, he’s finding some new challenges and some old familiar faces there to guide him into the next phase of his career. In addition to continuing his immensely popular podcast and video series Talkin’ Toons on Nerdist, and having just set a slew of new dates for Animaniacs In Concert! which is performed with live music and voices in symphony halls and theatres. The other franchise with which Paulsen has been associated for two generations – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – will also return, with Paulsen for the first time assuming the role of director, getting to work on the other side of the glass.
Sometimes the best things happen by accident. That's Rob Paulsen's story on how he became the voice of so many beloved animated characters. It led him to become Yakko Warner from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron, Raphael and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and over 200 different animated characters. But what is it like to be the voice of so many beloved characters? In part one of our two-episode conversation with Rob we chat about his career as a voice actor, why these characters mean so much to so many, how his experience with cancer impacted his career and outlook of life, and why he is so grateful to meet his fans.LinksRob's Website: https://robpaulsenlive.comAnimaniacs In Concert: https://animaniacslive.comRob's TedX Talk: RobMaybe you don’t know Rob Paulsen, but you know Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and most of the other animated projects that Paulsen has been part of as a voice actor for nearly three decades. With over 2,000 (yes, that’s right) half-hour programs and dozens of films, video games, and other animated media to his credit, Paulsen has been one of the hardest working, most in-demand, and most beloved voice artists in the industry, earning (so far) a Daytime Emmy and Peabody, three times winning the Annie Award (for voice actors).But he’s also just won the biggest fight of his life – defeating cancer of the throat after a grueling year of aggressive treatment – and with a renewed passion for his craft, he’s finding some new challenges and some old familiar faces there to guide him into the next phase of his career. In addition to continuing his immensely popular podcast and video series Talkin’ Toons on Nerdist, and having just set a slew of new dates for Animaniacs In Concert! which is performed with live music and voices in symphony halls and theatres. The other franchise with which Paulsen has been associated for two generations – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – will also return, with Paulsen for the first time assuming the role of director, getting to work on the other side of the glass.
We are all searching for purpose. Many of us choose a safe and comfortable path but feel like something is missing. Yet others choose to step out into the unknown to blaze their own path. In today's episode, we chat with Chris Kawaja on how you can find your own hero's journey. Chris has lived through his own journey of stepping out from his career on Wall Street into creating his own hero's journey.Chris Kawaja holds his BA from Stanford University and MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School. He spent the early years of his career on Wall Street (Goldman Sachs and Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund), where he developed his skeptical eye towards traditional financial advice. He developed his unique investing outlook for his own personal portfolio and he now owns a variety of assets ranging from e-commerce businesses to legal settlements, to real estate. He is the owner of the e-commerce business BigChill.fom and the founder and author of where he discusses topics ranging from mindfulness to crowdfunding.In the episode Chris shares insights into Finance, decision making, seeing and choosing opportunities, and more.LinksUpwarding:'s show was sponsored by Flocksy. Flocksy is your monthly subscription to graphic design, web development, and video editing. Learn more and get 10% off at
Our friend Rana Gujral joins us to discuss how AI is being used to better understand our emotions and responses. Can data makes us better understand how our companies respond to our customers? Can AI really understand us better than we understand ourselves? How can companies use AI to anticipate how our customers will respond? These are the questions that Rana and Behavioral Signals are working to answer and equip others to navigate as we embrace more technology into our business strategies. We also talk about the evolution of work that is being caused by technology like AI and Robotics. Throughout the episode dive deep into running a business during Covid-19 shutdowns, remote working, Data vs Psychology, and behavioral profiling. Recommended ReadingEgo is Enemy by Ryan Holiday - Signals -
Over the last few months, many of us have had to solve the question 'How do we school our children when schools are shut down?' This leads us to a deeper question of what education should look like for a new generation of technology-savvy children. But the questions about education do not stop there. What should school look like to train for a quickly evolving workplace? Is a traditional classroom the best place to learn? In today's episode, we sat down with Dr. Aaron Smith to discuss new and innovative ways to teach and learn. Programs like S.T.E.M and S.T.E.A.M. Aaron also shares how it's time for all of us to take responsibility for reinventing education asking the question 'What if you were given a blank check to create a new model of learning?'Links to Dr. SmithWebsite: https://aaronsmithphd.comRecommended ReadingThe Martian by Andy Weir: Dr. SmithThere is a lot you may not know about Aaron. Today, Aaron Smith enjoys active leadership of one of Virginia’s most visible and awarded STEM schools.He leads Newport News, Virginia’s Denbigh High School Aviation Academy, with classrooms and laboratories at the Newport News Williamsburg International Airport, a school with affiliations to major business and industry throughout the region.The magnet STEM school has received national recognition from hosting a live downlink with the astronauts on board the International Space Station to becoming a PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) School by the Society of Manufactured Engineers Education Foundation. Students can learn to fly, learn aircraft maintenance, airport management, air traffic control, and other aviation electives.Aaron has also written two books about STEM.
Building businesses and brands is often defined by the 'bottom line.' This causes the question 'How much money will this make me?' to becomes the driving factor in all the decisions that are being made. What happens when you move to a values-based brand? How does that change the products that you make and the message that you share? Brendan Synnott has built several brands from Bear Naked Granola to Pact Clothing putting sustainable values above making more money. In the process, the brands have redefined the food and clothing sectors while making them more sustainable.In today's show, Brendan shares his story of going from SNL and Survivor to becoming a serial entrepreneur. We also discuss how products can be good for you and good for the environment, toxic clothing, defining your values in what you build, fast fashion, and chocolate. Helpful LinksPact Clothing: https://wearpact.comLittle Secrets Chocolate: https://littlesecretschocolates.comRevelry Brands: http://www.revelrybrands.comRecommended ReadingRichard Branson's Like a Virgin: Brendan SynnottBrendan is a serial entrepreneur; co-founded LOHAS lifestyle brands Bear Naked and EVOL. He serves on the board of PACT and Little Secrets. He is also the co-founder of Revelry Brands.
What does it take to be a chef to celebrities like Will Smith, Diddy, Ben Affleck, Tyrese Gibson, and organizations like Lamborgini, LA Philharmonic, and Mercedez-Benz? I sat down with Ryan Rondeno to learn how he mastered the art of cooking at the highest levels. He shared his story of falling in love with cooking and then making it his career. He then shares some tips on how you can become a better cook at home.Chef Ryan Rondeno has a passion for French, Italian and Regional American Cuisine. Daily he introduces his clients to new cuisine with his focus on local, sustainable cuisine with a strong emphasis on bold flavors. Chef Rondeno continues to revamp his own style of cooking with the love of New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Ryan Rondeno began a fortunate culinary upbringing surrounded by great southern cooks, including his grandfather who was a local legendary chef. He began his career at 16 working as a New Orleans prep cook, where his love for Cajun-Creole cuisine began. After graduating high school, he attended The Chef John Culinary Institute in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While in school, he worked under the late Chef Jamie Shannon of Commander’s Palace.After obtaining a college degree, he worked with chefs Emeril Lagasse, Anton Schulte, Mathais Wolf, Sue Zemenick, and Gerard Maras to enrich his culinary repertoire.When Hurricane Katrina forced thousands to evacuate their homes in New Orleans, Rondeno relocated to Atlanta in 2005. It was there he rejoined the Emeril Lagasse Corporation as a saucier, butcher, and sous chef under Chef Michael Blydenstein.In 2008, Chef Rondeno relocated to Los Angeles, and is currently a personal to celebrity clients. His culinary focus is on the use of grass-fed organic meats and locally-grown organic produce, with an emphasis on creating bold flavors. As his cooking continues to evolve toward clean eating and the use of sustainable products, Chef Rondeno continues his work as a chef for his celebrity clientele, including the catering for gala dinners and large-scale culinary events.In 2014, Chef Rondeno started Rondeno Culinary Designs. Chef Rondeno focuses on creating crafty and elegant bites for his clientele. I have found the perfect mix of combining New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.In 2016, he developed the Ryan Rondeno Spice Collection (Nola Creole Rub, Citrus Herb Rub, and Ancho-Chili BBQ Rub). His focus was to help cooks enhance the flavor of the dishes.LinksWebsite: https://www.rondenoculinarydesigns.comSpices:
The world of real estate and real estate investing follows certain standards and methods. What happens when you reinvent the space for a new digital world. I sit down with Darren Sager to learn how eXP Reality is changing brokerages to move past the office and into the digital cloud world.Website:
Building a successful Napa Valley winery is hard to do. Building a historically accurate authentically-styled, 13th-century medieval Tuscan-style castle is taking your dreams and ideas to the next level. Dario Sattui has done just that. As a child, he was fascinated by the stories and photos of the old winery his great-grandfather and San Francisco California pioneer vintner, Vittorio Sattui had built. Dario was an entrepreneur and loved playing sports. He started various businesses in grammar school, high school, and college and gained valuable experience in the basics of business but the dream of re-establishing his great grandfather’s original V. Sattui winery which had been dormant for more than 50 years remained. With $8,000 and a novel approach to the wine business he re-opened V. Sattui winery in St. Helena and turned a profit in the first year of operation. But the dreams he had didn't stop there. Following graduation, Dario traveled around Europe for two years in an old VW van. It was during this period his fascination for medieval architecture began to take shape. Living out of his van, Sattui would visit medieval castles, monasteries, palaces farmhouses, and wineries studying their designs, taking photographs, and completing detailed sketches and renderings. Taking what he learned in Europe, he purchased a 171-acre vineyard property in Calistoga in 1993 and began construction of Castello di Amorosa Winery in 1994.In today's episode, Dario shares the story of V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa Winery, tips on how you can turn your dreams and ideas into reality, how to stand out in the crowded wine industry, taking risks when others think you are crazy, following your passions, and more.LinksCastello Di Amorosa: https://castellodiamorosa.comV. Sattui:
Investing in Startups and Businesses can be a risky challenge. Finding the right funding for your business can also be challenging. Linqto is opening up new options for Accredited Investors. In today's show, we talk to Linqto's Chief Strategy Officer Karim Nurani about how you can find the hidden opportunities to invest in the next big company. We also talk about how pivoting your business can open up new opportunities for the breakthrough in your business.Karim Nurani is an entrepreneur, investor, and chief strategy officer of Linqto, a leading platform providing liquidity in the private sector. He has 30 years of experience in new business development with a focus on strategy and business transformation. As a visionary who can assess business models from the perspectives of both an executive and investor, Nurani is responsible for the formation and success of over a hundred startups ranging from mining to process manufacturing. As a partner at Keiretsu Connect, and throughout his time with Bay Angels, Sandalwood Ventures and other entities, he has guided investors and new venture leaders to the launch and development of markets as diverse as IoT, GreenTech, CannaTech, AR and VR and more.Linqto Website:
It's said that 'content is king' but if your content doesn't reach the right people it is worthless. One of the struggles that many entrepreneurs face is building a brand that is broad and unfocused. The breakthrough for many individuals and companies come from fiding a niche and creating content for that audience. David Tao did just that by starting a media company to teach and report on the world of fitness and strength. BarBend has become the news, analysis, entertainment, and opinion platform for what’s relevant in strength-based competition and training. By finding their niche, BarBend has built a loyal and passionate community. In today's episode, David shares the BarBend Story, the power of content creation, finding your audience, covering sports while they are stopped due to Covid-19, turning passion into a business, and how the right partners can help fast track your business.David Tao Founder and CEO of BarBend. He is a Forbes 30 under 30 recipient and has nearly a decade of experience building leading online brands.One such site, BarBend, is a fitness and strength-sports news site, has over one million monthly visitors, and is the official media partner of USA Weightlifting, the sport's national governing body. BarBend has raised $825,000 in seed funding, on top of about $100,000 from the three founders. What most don't know? David doesn't stick exclusively with the fitness space as he also operates leading brands in fields ranging from furniture to security! In addition to his work building online brands, David has been a writer for, as well as a contributor to, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He is also a voice actor, with a very engaging interview style that he brings to each show. BarBend Website:
There are characters that define the memories of childhood and bring nostalgic comfort as an adult. Many of us remember watching Saturday Morning Cartoons or reading the Sunday Morning Comic Strips. From Winnie the Pooh to Mickey Mouse to Charlie Brown the characters we love are more than animation, they become part of our development from childhood to adulthood. But these characters are more than simple animation. They embody the personality, life lessons, and hope for life. Jim Cummings is a legend in the world of voice acting and has voiced hundreds of animated characters for the last 36 years. His voice brings to life the animation by adding emotion and personality to the stories. Jim has voiced Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, Pete from Mickey Mouse, Ray from the Princess and the Frog, and the Tazmanian Devil. In today's show, we sit down with Jim to learn about the process of bringing voice to animation, how he took a childhood passion and turned it into a career, finding hope in difficult situations, and more.Jim's Twitter:'s Instagram:
With everyone locked down at home, how do you still networking to grow and connect your business? We sit down with Dr. Jo Webber on how you can use our social networks to stay connected and network while we can't meet face to face. She has launched Pod, a social network to help people connect with the right people near you. 2 in 5 Americans feel isolated and that their relationships are NOT meaningful. 85% of people build stronger, more meaningful business relationships by meeting in person. Pod introduces people online based on a multitude of interests and connects them face-to-face. In a world where everything is digital, Pod capitalizes on the online aspect but goes deeper to prompt in-person connections and relationships, ultimately leading to stronger business networks and better relationships. Within a few months of launching, the app is already on track to hit 10 million users by the end of 2020. In today's episode, we discuss using online apps to build your network, connecting with others based on interest and proximity, finding true diversity in your business networks, how we can use technology to help fill the needs caused by Covid-19, and entrepreneurship.LinksPod Website: https://pod.ioAbout Dr. Jo WebberAfter earning her Ph.D. in quantum physics from Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England in 1988, when women made up only 14% of the STEM workforce (source), Dr. Webber attended a quantum physics conference at Oxford University where she was just one of two women in attendance – the other woman was the secretary of a man also in attendance. Refusing to allow statistics to define her, Dr. Webber held the title of CEO at 4 successful businesses including InnaPhase Corporation, a software solution provider to pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, Energy Solutions International, a software technology for the energy sector, Virtual Piggy, a fintech company coined the “PayPal for kids” by Forbes in 2012, and Spirion, a cybersecurity company. Her latest venture is Pod, a networking app designed to introduce people online but connect them in-person.
Legacy is something that most of us think about at some point in our lives. But what happens when the legacy you are building is continuing the legacy of your family? Kelley Earnhardt Miller grew up the daughter of one of the legends of NASCAR and helped to shape the empire her brother is building. We sat down with Kelley to learn about her new book 'Drive: 9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life', hear the stories of growing up in the Earnhardt family, the business of NASCAR, NASCAR in the age of Coronavirus, and how faith has become a foundation in her life.LinksWebsite: kelleyearnhardtdrive.comFacebook: Kelley Earnhardt MillerKelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Earnhardt Miller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in business administration. A multiple-award recipient, she was named in 2015 as one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Game Changers/Women in Sports Business for her impact on the motorsports industry. Kelley is married to L.W. Miller and is mom to Karsyn, Kennedy, and Wyatt.
If negotiation isn’t all about being tough and getting the most money out of a deal, then what is it about? Contrary to the traditional wisdom that negotiations shouldn’t be emotional. Today's guest Mori Taheripour shows that negotiation is not only intensely personal, but it is also the way we find our own voice. In the episode, we chat about Mori's new book BRING YOURSELF: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly, we discuss the hidden danger of being the pleaser, abundance vs scarcity thinking, why the win is the wrong way to think, creating connection in a 'social distancing' world, and how expectations drive what we get more than we realize.Links:Mori's Website: YOURSELF book: Reading:How to Win Friends & Influence People: Mori TaheripourMori Taheripour is an award-winning faculty member in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches Negotiations and Dispute Resolution. As a consultant, her past and current clients include the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Major League Baseball, and the White House Fellows Program, among others. From 2010 to 2014, Mori also served as the first-ever Senior Advisor for Sport for Development at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She earned her MBA from the Wharton School and her BA in psychology and pre-medical studies from Barnard College/Columbia University. Born in Iran, she moved to the USA as a child and now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Real Estate Investing is hard. There are so many options and it seems like most of them are the latest 'get rich quick scheme.' But Real Estate investing can be an amazing way to grow your revenue and wealth. Recently at a PodMax event, we sat down with Justin Eaton to learn about how you can use creative investing strategies to find success. By investing in duplexes and other multiplex style units you can start investing in real estate while paying for your own place to live. These often overlooked opportunities can be your easy entry into the world of real estate. We also talk about entrepreneurship, starting your own business, and balancing work and life.LinksDwellSafe website: https://www.dwellsafenj.comJustin's Instagram: Jersey Real Estate Investor Group: ReadingRich Dad, Poor Dad: Justin EatonJustin Eaton is the owner of DwellSafe Inspections & Engineering and has been in the home inspection business since 2012. Justin graduated from Widener University in 2012 with a Civil Engineering degree. After college, Justin was hired by a local home inspection and structural engineering company and learned the ins and outs of the business. In 2018, Justin decided to start his own business and hasn't looked back. Justin aspires to build a team of home inspectors and structural engineers to provide the highest quality inspection and engineering services available in South Jersey. Justin is also an active real estate investor since 2013 (Eaton Homes (flips) and Eaton Acquisitions (rentals)) and has invested in multiple flip projects, rental properties, and is in the process of learning multi-family apartment investing / syndication. Justin in the founder of South Jersey Real Estate Investor Group (@SJREIG) which is a local real estate investor networking group who meets once a month. Justin is a die-hard Eagles fan and enjoys spending his free time with his girlfriend Ashley.
What do you do when the successful job or business you have worked in is no longer fulfilling you or your passions? How do you find the 'next' right thing for you to create? We sat down with Jan Hogrewe to hear her story of leaving a successful career running her film production company on the Warner Brother's lot to stumbling into a new career that fulfilled her and rekindled her passions. But it didn't happen because of some wild plan. It simply started by solving a problem she was facing (too many figs) and what to do with them. She remembers canning fruits and berries with her family as a child and started making yummy fruit spreads to save the figs from going to waste. When people loved what she was making she realized that this may turn into a new business. Just Jan's was born!In today's episode, Jan shares how you can turn your search for more in life into a new career, the benefits of healthy 'good' products, working in Hollywood, and taking risks that pay off.LinksJust Jan's Website: https://www.justjans.comJust Jan's Instagram: ReadingL.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food: Jan HogreweAfter building a successful business and following her professional prowess in film production, Jan Hogrewe just didn’t feel fulfilled and truly happy. This entrepreneur, film producer, former tap dancer, and mother of twins felt an itch for something more— and Jan was about to uncover her Jam.With an overabundance of figs from her Kadota Fig Tree, Jan tinkered with recipes to create a spread before the fruit went to waste. She created so many jars that she began to share them with colleagues, family, and friends who marveled at her hidden talent. Soon after, Jan found herself experimenting and expanding with an assortment of fresh- made and all-natural spreads, curds, and marmalades—uncovering a bountiful joy and budding passion.Just like a line out of a film, Jan was asked a single question that redirected her path completely when a friend tasted her jam and introduced her to a food industry professional...“He tasted my jam and said, ‘Wow, I really like this. It’s better than what’s on the market. Would you ever be interested in doing this for a living?’ and I said, ‘sure!’”Founded in 2010, Jan embarked on an incredibly successful venture with Just Jan’s full line of artisanal, all-natural fruit spreads and sauces.“Just Jan’s started by accident for me. Making jam was just something I loved doing for family and friends. I had no idea this was going to be a business. Then I was asked the right question at the exact right moment.”Whether some may call it destiny, the Law of Attraction & Manifestation, or just being bold enough to pursue a new passion... either way, it’s a sweet victory for Jan, who continues to put healthy and happy smiles on the faces of those who taste her marvelous marmalades.
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