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Ditch Digger CEO is a podcast that will feed and grow your hunger for entrepreneurship.

This show chronicles those who have built their business from nothing to million or even billion dollar enterprises. Often with only grit and work ethic to rely on.

Gary Rabine is a serial entrepreneur who has started 25 companies over the past 20 years and is currently the CEO of 9 companies.
Quinton, a millennial, is the leader of a Mentoring non profit, True Mentors, that matches successful CEO’s with motivated entrepreneurs.

For business inquiries email PodcastDDCEO@gmail.com
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Download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business from https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Uri Levine (http://urilevine.com/) is the Founder and Chairman of Pontera and is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor. He co-founded Waze, the world's largest community-based driving traffic and navigation app, with more than 500 million drivers around the globe, which was acquired by Google in June 2013 for more than US$1.1 billion. Check out Uri's new book "Fall In Love With The Problem, Not The Solution" from https://urilevine.com/ In this episode, Gary and Uri discuss: 1. The Key to Fast Growth is Achieving Product Market Fit 2. Launch Your “Not Perfect” Product 3. Understanding The Categories of Users 4. Don’t be Afraid to Make Wrong Decisions 5. Getting Comfortable With Failure LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/uri-levine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UriLevine1 Website: http://www.waze.co.il/ Website: http://urilevine.com/ Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO on: Website: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ditchdiggerceopodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ditchdiggerceo
Dean Wegner (https://www.authenticallyamerican.us/), the Founder and CEO of Authentically American, shares his story of creating Authentically American to help bring manufacturing jobs back to America by selling premium, competitively priced apparel that is all made in the USA.  In this episode Gary and Dean discuss: 1. What It Means To Be An American Entrepreneur 2. Why Making A Difference Matters 3. Why It's Important To Buy American Brands 4. How To Support American Workers https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-wegner-9874065/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/authentically-american/ https://www.authenticallyamerican.us/ https://www.facebook.com/AuthenticallyAmericanCo https://www.instagram.com/authentically_american/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jMed1mFeNLWaMXS5H6NBw? https://veterancrowdnetwork.com/2020/09/americans-are-seeking-more-products-made-in-the-usa-dean-wegner-of-authentically-american-steps-into-the-spotlight/ Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO on: Website: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ditchdiggerceopodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ditchdiggerceo
In this comeback episode, Gary talks about his experience in the last Gubernatorial elections and how it shaped and changed his views on patriotism, leadership, and what it takes to truly be a leader for the next generation.  Gary Rabine (https://www.rabine.com/) is the founder of the Rabine Group, which includes 11 companies. Client satisfaction, innovation, and a desire to excel globally are the three main focuses of Rabine Group.  Gary's passion for mentoring and inspiring others also inspired him to launch the DitchDigger CEO podcast. He loves working out, golfing, wakeboarding, and practicing his Catholic faith. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-rabine-80a43a10/ Website: https://www.rabine.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rabinegroup Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ditchdiggerceo
Major General John Borling (http://www.sosamerica.org/) is a highly decorated, retired Air Force Major General.  He served worldwide in high level command and staff positions.  A graduate of the Air Force Academy, National War College, Executive Education at Harvard  Business School and the JFK School, he was also a White House Fellow.   A fighter pilot, he was shot down by  ground fire over North Vietnam. Seriously injured, he was captured while trying to evade and spent 6 ½ years as a POW in Hanoi. An ‘in demand’ speaker nationwide, he is a Life Member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, former Trustee and Regent of the prestigious Lincoln Academy of Illinois, author of the nationally acclaimed “Taps on the Walls”, contributor to the anthology, “Gettysburg Replies”, and producer/narrator of ‘Old War Poems’. His weekly, Sunday column, The Third Degree, is in its tenth month of publication. He occupies leadership positions in multiple business and civic organizations including: Founder/Chairman of Service over Self America and Business Board Chairman of Synthonics, a bio tech company that creates and patents metal coordinated pharmaceuticals. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-borling/ Website: http://www.sosamerica.org/ Website: http://www.synthonicsinc.com/ Website: http://www.tapsonthewalls.com/ Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Best-selling author and host of the “Undefeated Marketing” podcast, Phillip Stutts (@phillipstutts), comes from the cutthroat world of political and corporate marketing and has been described as a “marketing maverick reshaping business success using the secret formula that gets presidents elected.” Contributing to 1,407 election victories, including three U.S. Presidential victories and working with multiple Fortune 200 companies, Phillip plays the game of political and corporate marketing on the highest level, battling it out with fierce competition, multi-billion-dollar budgets, and a win or die mentality. He is the founder and CEO of Win BIG Media (a corporate marketing agency) and Founder/Executive Chairman of Go BIG Media (a political marketing ad firm). In this episode, we talk about politics, business, how he started in life, and how he started winning campaigns in both political and marketing arenas alike. Instagram: @phillipstutts Facebook: @ceophillipstutts Twitter: @phillipstutts LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-stutts-a9ba872/  Website: www.phillipstutts.com The Undefeated Marketing Podcast: on all major streaming platforms Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business.  Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO (https://www.instagram.com/ditchdiggerceo/) for more helpful Business Growth tips.  Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Pastor Corey Brooks (http://projecthood.org/) is the founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago and founder and CEO of Project H.O.O.D Communities Development Corporation. He established New Beginnings Church of Chicago in November 2000 in the heart of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhood - this opportunity was his first glimpse into the despair in the city of Chicago and served as the catalyst to his ongoing efforts to date. In this episode, we talk about Pastor Corey’s process of Vision Casting, and how he used it to start ProjectHOOD. We also talk about how he changed the lives of numerous people in Chicago with his project. https://www.linkedin.com/in/corey-brooks-216903a/ http://nbcchicago.tv/ Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO (https://www.instagram.com/ditchdiggerceo/) for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter:https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Rob Wilson (@employco) is president of Employco USA. Employco is a national HR outsourcing firm whose customized business solution have made them one of the top privately held HR outsourcing companies in the country. They work with companies to tailor outsourced solutions for payroll, HR, employee benefits and workers’ compensation insurance while reducing clients’ expenses by leveraging their substantial buying power. During the pandemic, Employco led more than 35 webinars on PPP loans and assisted more than 300 clients in applying for funds and loan forgiveness.  In 2015, Employco USA was recognized in Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America.  This year, Employco proudly celebrated 25 years of outstanding service. Rob is a high-energy leader and an ambitious entrepreneur. He’s frequently interviewed by news publications, and is a sought-after public speaker. He’s been quoted by Fox News, Wall Street Journal, NBC, Forbes, USA Today, Reuter’s, Newsday, CNBC, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, and WGN Television. Rob was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business on their 2021 list of Notable Leaders in HR. He’s also been honored as a finalist for both Ernst & Young (Entrepreneur of the Year competition), and Business Ledger Magazine (Today’s Young Executive competition).   Website: www.employco.com Twitter: @employco  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robwilson-twc/  Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  02:30 Start 03:35 Getting to know Rob Wilson   09:00 Rob Wilson’s family   13:35 Starting his first company  15:30 Working with his dad   18:35 Business niches   21:00 Expanding the insurance and consulting business   24:50 The risk in taking risks   28:45 Going through recessions and setbacks  37:30 A look at how COVID affected businesses and their States’ response  48:40 A look back at the growth of Rob’s company   51:30 Becoming friends with customers  54:30 Holding people accountable to your core values  58:20 Rob’s vision   1:04:35 Rob’s executive coach  1:11:00 Rob’s family life   Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO 
Charles G. (Chuck) Hall IV is the Chairman of Vitality Living and founder and CEO of Charles Hall Construction, LLC. Vitality Living is a team of seasoned retirement living professionals passionate about creating vibrant communities for older adults, regardless of physical and/or cognitive challenges. Our goals are to eliminate labels that reinforce stereotypes of aging, to empower choice, and to create environments where all residents are successful. Charles Hall Construction, LLC, stands near the head of the class as one of the nation's leading builders and developers of senior living, active adult and multi-family communities. Founded in 1998, the company has been widely recognized for innovations it has pioneered to enrich the lifestyle and practical needs of today's families, while meeting the goals and requirements of clients, partners, and residents, alike. http://hallmanagement.com/ https://www.vitalityseniorliving.com/ Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  02:20 Hello! 04:40 Getting to know Charles Hall  07:30 Finding the right partners for your business  09:50 Charles’ childhood  17:50 Charles’ greatest lessons from his parents  23:00 Meeting Molly and moving to New York   27:45 Charles’ relationship with his family  28:35 You can write your own life   31:50 Starting his own business  35:45 Building Charles Hall Construction from the ground up  43:20 Moving to Clarendon Hills  45:35 Charles Hall Construction and Vitality Living  59:50 Charles’ new goals   1:08:50 You have the tools to write your own story  Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers (acquired by ADP). Jeff has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (acquired by salesforce.com). Jeff is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. Jeff is the author of the Amazon Best Seller The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations.  Twitter: @jeffreywald  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffwald/   Website: www.jeffwald.com Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  02:23 How Jeff Wald got started   06:10 Starting his own company   09:00 Dealing with setbacks and getting back up  14:50 Does new technology take away jobs?  17:25 Starting WorkMarket   24:20 What makes Work Market great   41:30 Jeff’s new mission   43:40 The End of Jobs   51:15 The best minds are those who want to solve problems   54:00 Hire somebody that wants your job  59:55 What needs to change in politics   1:07:50 Unintended positive and negative consequences   1:18:20 What it means to be a leader  Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Mike Berland is the Founder and CEO of Decode_M, an insights and analytics firm research and analytics firm that decodes data into momentum for its clients. In a world that runs on data, Mike strongly believes that everything is knowable, you just have to know where to look. Throughout his career, he has represented prominent political figures, major companies and social movements. Prior to founding Decode_M, he was the CEO of the insights and analytics arm of Edelman Public Relations, Edelman Berland, and President of the research and political polling firm Penn, Schoen & Berland. Website: https://www.decode-m.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Decode-M-115056910035445/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Decode_Momentum  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/decode_momentum/ Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  03:30 What Mike learned in YPO  04:45 Who are Mike’s customers  08:45 The state of politics in Illinois  14:00 The similarities between business and politics   24:00 Identifying the momentum drivers for a company   25:45 Abundance 360 and moonshots   28:15 Disruption and polarization  32:00  Social impact   35:30 Being negative vs being positive  41:45 Mike’s childhood and 9/10/2001   46:45 Post 9/11 and the NHL  53:30 Public relations and momentum   1:00:00 Getting into the momentum mindset  1:03:45 Are things coming back to normal?  1:13:45 Mike’s family   1:17:45 Mike’s take on politics   1:21:15 Chris’ takeaways Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
John Jonas helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed in their business by doing outsourcing differently. He created the world’s largest website for finding Filipino Virtual Assistants, OnlineJobs.ph, which has over 1,000,000 Filipino resumes and hundreds of thousands of employers from around the world using it.  John had a normal "job" for 8 months after college and his biggest goal at that time was to be able to quit that job. He managed to quit back in 2004 and worked from home for himself ever since then. It was in 2006 that he first hired someone from the Philippines, he immediately knew he was onto something special. LINKS: Website: http://www.onlinejobs.ph  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnjonasofficial  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXKa0JRgZg0kiZbU_w5bW0A?  Testimonials: https://www.onlinejobs.ph/success-stories  Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  01:30 Getting to know John Jonas   04:41 How Onlinejobs.ph works   08:40 John’s childhood  010:55 Building his own business  17:40 The importance of adding value   19:00 How OnlineJobs started  21:45 Why John decided to build a business with Filipinos  26:30 John’s relationship with his employees  35:00 The challenges of hiring virtual VAs   39:10 Challenges that John faced   46:00 Training leaders to make the most out of each opportunity  54:30 How VAs can ease your life   57:30 Aiming for excellent customer experience  1:02:47 Why the Philippines is so appealing   1:04:25 Replacemyself.com   1:15:16 What John does in his spare time  Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Brian Spaly (@BrianSpaly) is currently the General Partner at Brand Foundry Ventures and Executive Chairman at Tecovas, a direct-to-consumer Western Bootmaker based in Austin, TX.  Up until January 2017, Brian was Founder and CEO of Trunk Club, where he focused on making it easy for men and women to discover and acquire awesome clothing without the hassles of the traditional shopping experience.  Prior to leading Trunk Club, Brian founded Bonobos, a men’s clothing company that is famous for the best-fitting pants on earth, by selling trousers out of the trunk of his car during business school in Palo Alto. Brian holds an MBA from Stanford and an AB degree from Princeton. He is an avid hockey player, cyclist, squash player, and enjoys watersports. He’s completed three Ironman distance triathlons and three adventures to Burning Man. His favorite authors are Roald Dahl, Neal Stephenson, Mark Helprin, and Nicholas Taleb. He is married to Carly Spaly and they have two daughters, Ruthie and Sylvie. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianspaly/   https://twitter.com/brianspaly?lang=en   Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  02:30 Getting to know Brian Spaly  05:15 Discovering his entrepreneurial side   09:15 The private equity guy who made his own clothes  11:00 Finding your passion beyond conventional jobs   15:30 Bonobos’ history and differentiation  21:30 Success, responsibility, and life lessons from business  30:45 Letting go of Bonobos  40:00 Brian’s career with Trunk Club  49:30 What companies excite Brian Spaly to invest  1:04:45 Mentors that inspired Brian  1:11:30 How Brian inspires his team   1:18:15 Balancing your company’s priorities  Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/   Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Erik Weir (@WCMGlobalWealth) is the Founder and Principal of WCM Global Wealth, which seeks to deliver optimum quality investment advice and money management for high net-worth investors. Erik joined Merrill Lynch in 1989 and subsequently worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as a Senior Vice President providing money management services to various founders of technology companies. He opened Weir Capital Management, LLC in 1999, developing a global client base for financial solutions, and was twice named one of the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina by the state's Chamber of Commerce. He launched WCM Global Wealth in 2011.  @WCMGlobalWealth on Twitter On LinkedIn Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  02:15 Getting to know Erik Weir   06:15 Erik’s film ventures   17:15 Erik’s upbringing  22:15 Starting out in business early  28:00 Erik’s college life  32:00 Erik during the tech bubble   36:00 The 2000s in Erik’s eyes  40:30 Getting into film  48:30 Erik’s other ventures   54:45 What excites Erik Weir?   58:00 What’s next for Erik   1:05:45 How companies are changing   1:07:15 Erik’s mentors   1:12:15 Building relationships and setting goals  1:18:45 Making lemonades out of lemon   1:25:30 What do you want your epitaph to say? Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Eva Yazhari (@beyondcapital) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Capital, an impact investment fund founded on the belief that investing is a powerful mindset that can inspire good and improve lives. Throughout her 16-year career, Eva has worked in the impact investment, finance, and asset management industries.  Eva built Beyond Capital to be a recognized global brand. Its portfolio improves the lives of a growing 7 million low-income individuals, including investments in Kasha, a technology-driven e-commerce women's health company in East Africa; and Frontier Markets, a fast-growing distribution business providing goods and services for consumers living throughout rural India. Both companies are targeting addressable markets numbering billions of consumers and are uniquely poised for commercial financial returns as well as social returns. When it comes to impact measurement, Beyond Capital partners with pioneering firm Proof of Impact to independently verify and track the growth of outcome-linked metrics.  Eva has interviewed more than 40 purpose-driven leaders to shed light on their professional and personal stories for The Beyond Capital Podcast. She has also explored the various angles of conscious money and living on The Conscious Investor, a weekly online magazine. Eva is also an impact investor. She lives in Dallas, TX, with her family. www.beyondcapitalfund.org www.theconsciousinvestor.com www.beyondcapitalpodcast.com www.evayazhari.com Instagram  Eva Helene Yazhari on LinkedIn @beyondcapital on Twitter Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  01:30 Changes in business due to COVID   03:45 The globalization of solutions   05:30 Identifying a conscious leader   11:30 How Eva learned from the leaders in her portfolio   14:15 An insight into the capital raise   17:45 Do we need to lower expectations on profit for conscious leaders?  22:30 Balancing ESG factors in a company   25:30 Finding recession-proof companies   28:00 Leveraging on your network of leaders   29:30 Eva’s 10-year vision   Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMN Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO
Dean Vicha has accumulated 27 years in the truck rental and leasing industry. He has held a variety of posts of increasing responsibility up to his current position of President of NationaLease, obtained in 2012. He currently oversees the North American Organization which provides NationaLease Membership with Member to Member Support, Purchasing, National Account Acquisition and Management, and Meeting/Training Coordination to over 900 locations. In this episode, we talk about his stellar career at NationaLease, the company, and how his experiences shaped him to be the leader he is today. We also talk about his secrets to success and what are the three elements he looks for to know how someone can succeed. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-vicha-8a414822  Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  01:30 Start 03:15 Get to know Dean Vicha’s company, Nationalease  05:15 What makes Nationalease different   07:46 The Ace Hardware model  10:40 Getting to know Dean Vicha   22:15 Getting a CDL license   25:45 Dean’s challenges as a leader and lessons  29:45 Dean’s leadership style  35:15 Taking responsibility   38:45 Three elements of success   46:50 Shifting his focus from sports to education during college  53:50 How COVID affected the company culture   56:45 Preparing for 2021   59:30 Post COVID changes   1:08:25 Developing your company culture  Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/  Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMN
Mark Kaufman (@Athltcoguy) is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Athletico Physical Therapy a leading provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Athletico offers the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in over 500 locations throughout 12 states. He attended the University of Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education in 1986. In 1988, Kaufman obtained an M.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Arizona, and in 1989 he earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Athletico employs over 5000 clinical and administrative staff and offers over 50 specialty programs and services. The growth of Athletico’s outreach programs has mirrored the advancement of their patient care. Athletico remains very much a close-knit, caring place to work, where a strong work ethic, commitment to continuing education, and dedication to superior customer service and community service are highly valued. Twitter  Instagram  LinkedIn  Facebook Check out www.DitchDiggerCEO.com for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  2:45 Getting to know Mark Kaufman and Athletico Physical Therapy  5:455 Mark Kaufman’s memories growing up in Iowa  13:45 How Mark’s parents shaped his work ethic   15:15 How Mark developed his work experience   18:15 Mark and wrestling  23:15 Mark’s career in sports   28:15 Starting a career in Physical Therapy   31:30 Mark’s Big Fat Greek Wedding   32:45 Differentiation  39:45 Athletico’s equity structure   42:30 When the right person does not work out   48:00 Scaling Athletico   53:10 Acquisitions, core values, and how to grow your company  1:05:0 Athletico now   1:07:15 How Mark inspires his team  1:12:10 Mark’s 10-year vision  1:20:00 Physical Therapy and technology  1:25:15 Athletico during the pandemic   1:29:00 Mark’s interests   Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO:  Visit the DDCEO BLOG Follow DDCEO on Instagram Like DDCEO on Facebook Follow DDCEO on Twitter Subscribe on YouTube
Peter Kozodoy (@PeterKozodoy) is a TEDx speaker, author of Honest to Greatness: How Today's Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success, and serial entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO of Stradeso and the Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising. Peter’s largest business has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America, and his articles on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship have appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post and more. He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In this episode we talk about how Peter got started in the business, building his first company, and how he defined his own success. Website: https://peterkozodoy.com/about Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterKozodoyOfficialPage Twitter: https://twitter.com/peterkozodoy Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO (https://www.instagram.com/ditchdiggerceo/) for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 2:15 Getting to know Peter Kozodoy 6:45 Peter’s childhood 9:15 Peter’s first business 13:30 Realizing what success meant for him 17:45 How Peter changed his business principles 23:15 How Peter hires the right people 29:30 Stradeso - Peter’s new business 33:15 Peter’s other businesses 37:00 Peter’s differentiation 42:15 Peter’s plans for the future 45:15 Getting to know Peter beyond the business 47:00 The reason behind Stradeso Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO
PJ Taei (@pjtaei) is a video monetization expert obsessed with creating a profitable space for creators, instructors and educators. After founding, growing and selling his first company, WebNet hosting, he founded Uscreen, a video monetization platform with clients like iChuze, Vida, Fitness Connection and more. In this episode, PJ talks about his family background, growing his first business, and his dedication to his newest company, Uscreen. He also talks about the value of handling feedback, and how he found growth in the midst of a pandemic. Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO (https://www.instagram.com/ditchdiggerceo/) for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 5:00 Getting to know PJ 7:30 PJ’s immigration story 8:30 How PJ started his first business 11:15 Selling his first business 12:30 Going all in and starting UScreen 20:00 Growing in the midst of a pandemic 22:00 How Uscreen works 26:15 PJ’s learnings growing uscreen 29:45 Focusing on that feedback loop 34:15 Differentiating from competitors 37:15 Uscreen’s core values 38:30 PJ’s vision for Uscreen 40:45 PJ’s mentors 44:15 PJ’s hopes for his future Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
As executive chairman of ESD, Raj Gupta leads the company's mission to Improve Society Through the Built Environment. He works on long-term initiatives to support the company’s future, including the expansion of career development paths for employees, promotion of the ESD brand and corporate governance. He champions ESD's embrace of globalization and positions the firm to compete in our digital economy. He nurtures ESD’s unique culture and advances its values: respect everyone, work hard and play to win. In this episode, Raj talks about his journey to success. From the humble beginnings with his parents working for their American Dream, to facing two financial crisis, a pandemic, and innovating their company to the success that it is today. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajpgupta/ Check out https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business. Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO (https://www.instagram.com/ditchdiggerceo/) for more helpful Business Growth tips. Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 6:00 Getting to know Raj 9:00 Raj’s take on failing and failures 14:15 Raj’s family business and how Raj started 23:15 Differentiate or die 28:30 Raj’s education 31:15 Your children joining the family business 36:45 Visionaries in the business 41:30 Raj’s views on mentorship and leadership 47:15 Raj’s three core values 53:15 Applying your company’s culture and values 57:15 Raj’s toughest times in business 1:04:00 Improving indoor air quality 1:13:00 Raj’s company Cohesion 1:18:45 Raj’s take on partnerships Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
Eva Yazhari (@beyondcapital) is the CEO of Beyond Capital, an impact investment organization that believes investing is a mind-set that can inspire good and improve the lives of impoverished communities. Throughout her career, Yazhari has worked in the impact investment, finance, and asset management industries.  Eva founded The Conscious Investor, a weekly magazine that sheds light on the world of impact investing. Eva is the co-host of the Beyond Capital Podcast. She speaks to audiences about the Power of Impact Investing. Eva graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. in Mathematics. Eva lives in Dallas, TX with her family and when possible travels often to Los Angeles, London and Zurich. In this episode, Eva talks to us about her experience growing up in the art community, her educational life and career, and her amazing journey putting up Beyond Capital and making an impact while investing in sustainable startups from across the world. www.beyondcapitalfund.org www.theconsciousinvestor.com www.beyondcapitalpodcast.com www.evayazhari.com https://www.instagram.com/beyondcap/ https://twitter.com/BeyondCapital https://www.linkedin.com/in/eva-yazhari/ Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 5:45 Getting to know Eva 9:15 Growing up an only child in the art community 12:30 Eva’s school life 16:30 The mentors in Eva’s career 18:30 Making the transition from hedge fund to impact investor 21:30 Starting Beyond Capital 30:45 Beyond Capital’s community partners 43:15 Eva’s core values 55:30 Eva’s vision for the future Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: Visit the DDCEO BLOG: https://www.DitchDiggerCEO.com/ Follow DDCEO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DitchDiggerCEO Like DDCEO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DitchDiggerCEO Follow DDCEO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DitchDiggerCEO Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh03Px5ez_xe_oE_iJMMNIg
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Brandon Hankla

What a great podcast, very insightful and has taught me lessons.

Jul 26th
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Gus Ponce

Excellent list of entrepreneurs. Great stories on how they started and kept their motivation and drive to be successful.

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