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Success Story with Scott D. Clary

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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary). On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship. Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights. He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between. To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

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➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, Patrick Bet-David shares insights on adopting an entrepreneurial mindset within organizations, navigating career challenges, and achieving personal and professional growth. Learn from Patrick's experiences and strategies to build a successful and impactful career.Entrepreneurial Mindset: Understand that being an "intrapreneur" within a company means thinking like an entrepreneur—focusing on growth, innovation, and adding value, regardless of whether you started the company.Job Security and Growth: Address job loss and career shifts by adopting a proactive approach, seeking opportunities to improve and expand your skill set to remain competitive.Phases of Financial Freedom: Transition through four key phases—survival, status, freedom, and purpose. Start by securing your basic needs, then focus on achieving financial freedom and ultimately finding and fulfilling your life’s purpose.Building Value in Organizations: Demonstrate your worth by taking initiatives that contribute to the company's growth. Strive for equity and leadership positions to maximize your impact and financial rewards.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/UIcfPUB4Hes           Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/patrick-bet-david-ceo-of-valuetainment-php-agency-4/id1484783544?i=1000471197574                 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/01TFbgmQFHRzcEjU6nU6vs?si=995c7212fe164985                 ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclary Our Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestDmitri Alperovitch is a prominent figure in the cybersecurity and geopolitical landscape. As the Co-Founder & former CTO of CrowdStrike (CRWD), a $93 billion cybersecurity giant, he's instrumental in safeguarding the digital world. His expertise doesn't stop there; he's also the Executive Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, shaping national security strategies.His insights into global power dynamics are highly sought-after, evident in his book, "World on the Brink," and his podcast, "Geopolitics Decanted." His influence is undeniable, serving on the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the Cyber Safety Review Board, and establishing the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies at Johns Hopkins University.➡️ Show Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/dalperovitch/   https://x.com/DAlperovitch/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitrialperovitch/   ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  My First Million Podcast - https://www.mfmpod.com  The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ Indeed - https://indeed.com/claryMiro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 LinkedIn Jobs - https://linkedin.com/excellencePolicygenius - https://www.policygenius.com➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro02:09 - Cold War with China?09:22 - From Cybersecurity to Geopolitics16:46 - Winning Against China26:57 - Defending Taiwan35:46 - Sponsor: My First Million Podcast36:18 - Decoupling with China: Smart or Risky?45:01 - Chinese Influence by US Culture49:33 - Pros and Cons of a Cultural War with China52:15 - The TikTok Threat55:45 - Xi Jinping vs. High Achievers59:13 - Doing Business in China1:05:08 - Lessons Left Out of the Book1:13:05 - Advice to Younger SelfOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we dive into the innovative strategies that transformed car sales with Glenn Lundy, a motivational speaker and sales expert. Learn how Glenn turned traditional car dealerships into thriving, people-centered enterprises.Transforming Sales Culture: Glenn Lundy discusses how he revolutionized the car sales industry by prioritizing integrity and creating a mission-driven environment, eliminating the negative stigmas traditionally associated with car dealerships.Leadership Through the LEADD Framework: Lundy introduces his LEADD framework—Listen, Encourage, Advise, Develop, and Daily—to cultivate a supportive leadership style. This approach focuses on active listening, encouraging positive behaviors, providing guidance, developing team skills, and maintaining consistent practices.People-First Approach: Learn about Lundy's strategy of putting employees first, customers second, and profits third. By valuing and supporting his team, he ensured higher job satisfaction, superior customer service, and sustainable business growth.Overcoming Adversity: Lundy shares his personal journey from homelessness to becoming a successful sales leader, emphasizing resilience, self-discovery, and the power of taking responsibility for one's actions.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/Y6mNQsnV14Q        Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/glenn-lundy-motivational-speaker-sales-expert-how-to/id1484783544?i=1000536191838              Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6BRsHVmKOMLMEeLVpdQ70v?si=0ca8963ccb4b4b35              ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstoryIn this "Lessons" episode, you'll discover how to turn your network into a high-performance engine for your career.You'll learn how to spot rising stars before anyone else, assemble a personal board of advisors who've got your back, become the mentor to the mentors, and leverage even the most casual connections for massive opportunity.This is your playbook for a new era of networking - one that prioritizes strategic relationships, mutual growth, and enduring influence.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestCiera Rogers is the visionary founder and CEO of Babes, a groundbreaking fashion brand that celebrates and empowers women of all shapes and sizes. Launched in 2013, Babes was born out of Ciera’s frustration with the lack of stylish, figure-hugging clothing for curvy women. Today, her brand is a beacon of body positivity and inclusivity, offering chic and comfortable designs that have garnered a loyal following, including high-profile celebrities like Kim and Khloe Kardashian.Under Ciera’s leadership, Babes continues to push the boundaries of fashion, promoting self-love and confidence for women everywhere. Her innovative approach and dedication to her craft have made her a prominent figure in the fashion industry, recognized by media outlets such as Vogue Italia, Galore, and Black Enterprise.➡️ Show Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/cierarogers/  https://twitter.com/iamcierarogers/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ciera-rogers-a2241225/  ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  My First Million Podcast - https://www.mfmpod.com  The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ Indeed - https://indeed.com/claryMiro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 LinkedIn Jobs - https://linkedin.com/excellence➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro01:49 - What’s an ‘Outsider’?04:19 - Ciera’s Journey06:37 - Embracing Entrepreneurship After Failures13:06 - Birth of ‘BABES’13:55 - Dangers of Overthinking15:18 - Quit or Persist?17:08 - Starting in a Competitive Market19:53 - Instagram Business in 202423:12 - Capturing Attention24:18 - Selling Confidence25:22 - Attention-Grabbing Tips28:35 - Professional Trauma30:43 - Sponsor: My First Million Podcast31:40 - Outsider Advantage32:28 - Niche Domination43:33 - Toxic Business Practices & Imposter Syndrome48:21 - Managing Fight or Flight Responses50:14 - Personal Branding & Book Plans51:44 - Purpose of Ciera’s Book56:21 - Connect with Ciera56:29 - Advice to Younger Self58:04 - Wisdom for Overcoming Adversity59:00 - Defining SuccessOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstoryIn this "Lessons" episode, we're going to embark on a journey into the heart of discomfort. We'll delve into the groundbreaking research of neuroscientist Andrew Huberman, who reveals the hidden power of a brain region called the anterior midcingulate cortex (AMC). You'll discover how this "willpower workout center" grows stronger when you push your limits, and how this growth directly translates to enhanced resilience, focus, and decision-making abilities. We'll explore Huberman's "Optimal Discomfort Zone" framework, a roadmap for achieving peak performance by balancing challenge and overwhelm. You'll learn how to harness the power of dopamine, the brain's reward system, to fuel your motivation and propel you towards your most ambitious goals. And finally, we'll equip you with actionable strategies and real-world examples to help you embrace discomfort, turn challenges into opportunities, and ultimately unlock your full potential.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestMilton ‘Todd’ Ault III is the visionary behind Ault Global Holdings. As the Founder and Executive Chair, Todd has transformed his company into a powerhouse with a diverse portfolio spanning multiple industries. With over 30 years of experience as a Wall Street investor and entrepreneur, he has successfully managed assets worth billions of dollars.Todd’s journey from modest beginnings to becoming a prominent figure in the financial world is a testament to his resilience and strategic vision. Under his leadership, Ault Global Holdings has achieved remarkable growth, with annual revenues exceeding $500 million.➡️ Show Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/toddault/ https://twitter.com/toddaultiii/   https://www.linkedin.com/in/miltontoddault/ ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  The Ops Authority Podcast - https://theopsauthority.com/podcast/ The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ Indeed - https://indeed.com/claryMiro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 LinkedIn Jobs - https://linkedin.com/excellence➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro02:24 - No Days Off04:45 - Todd's Origin Story06:53 - Building the Future09:45 - Private vs. Public18:28 - Investing: Cutting Through the Noise25:23 - Public vs. Private Acquisition Strategies33:30 - Legal Battles & Employee Lawsuits40:37 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast41:22 - Vetting Your Sources47:41 - Death Threats in Business52:06 - Todd's Exit Plan & Future Ventures1:00:12 - High-Level Stress1:10:33 - Scheduling WorryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ For More Episodes, Visit: successstorypodcast.com➡️ Like The Show? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstoryToday, you'll hear me on the Leap Academy Podcast.Make sure to subscribe the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reverse-engineer-your-success-strategies-for-sustainable/id1701718200Tweet Me: twitter.com/scottdclaryMy Newsletter: newsletter.scottdclary.comOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we delve into the entrepreneurial journey of Nihal Advani, Founder and CEO of QualSights. Nihal shares his experiences of starting and pivoting his business, leveraging guerrilla marketing, and ultimately creating a leading consumer insights platform. Learn about the importance of adaptability, strategic pivots, and innovative marketing strategies that can help shape a successful business.Strategic Pivots and Evolution: Understand the significance of recognizing when a business model isn’t working and having the courage to pivot. Nihal's journey from a travel startup to a consumer insights platform showcases the importance of aligning with market needs through strategic changes.Guerrilla Marketing Success: Discover creative and cost-effective marketing tactics that can significantly boost user engagement. Nihal shares how a unique Facebook strategy combining captivating images with trivia questions drove high interaction rates and won several social media awards.Finding Product-Market Fit: Explore the critical role of thorough market research and iterative testing in identifying the most promising market for a product. Nihal’s experience with 500 Startups emphasizes the importance of refining sales messaging and focusing on industries with strong demand for their solution.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/W76R-tYYfzY         Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nihal-advani-founder-ceo-of-qualsights-consumer/id1484783544?i=1000559407161               Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1z5ezkjtpJn3a5ZCXpbMiv?si=5d3f27b375f6445f               ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestRick Macci is a renowned American tennis coach and a prominent figure in the world of professional tennis training. With decades of experience, he has been instrumental in shaping the careers of numerous tennis champions, including Venus and Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati, and Maria Sharapova. Macci’s coaching philosophy emphasizes not only physical skills but also mental toughness, making his training programs comprehensive and highly effective.Macci is celebrated for his innovative coaching techniques, motivational speaking, and his ability to transform raw talent into world-class champions. His dedication to the sport and his impact on the careers of many top players have solidified his reputation as one of the most influential tennis coaches in history.➡️ Show Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/rickmaccitennis/  https://x.com/RickMacci/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/rick-macci-tennis-academy/  ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  The Ops Authority Podcast - https://theopsauthority.com/podcast/ The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ BELAY - https://belaysolutions.com Indeed - https://indeed.com/claryMiro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 LinkedIn Jobs - https://linkedin.com/excellence➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro02:09 - The ‘Billion Dollar Mindset’03:42 - Rick Macci’s Journey06:50 - Coaching Venus and Serena Williams12:02 - Mastering the “All In” Mindset15:08 - High-Performance Relationship Management23:52 - Life Lessons from Rick’s Playbook27:02 - Breaking Negative Thought Patterns30:22 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast31:07 - Handling Failure34:23 - Talent vs. Mindset and Hard Work35:36 - Neuroscience & Peak Performance 37:36 - The Power of Visualization45:41 - Courage vs. Stupidity: Finding the Balance50:20 - Confidence Without Ego53:44 - Rick's Coaching Regrets with Venus and Serena56:24 - Athletes’ Biggest Performance Challenges1:00:43 - Connect with Rick Macci1:04:31 - Advice for Younger SelfOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, Harpaul Sambhi, Founder & CEO of Magical, shares insights from his entrepreneurial journey, discussing the lessons learned from his first venture, Careerify, and how they have influenced his approach to building Magical. This episode delves into the importance of leveraging human and social capital, diversity in hiring, and selecting the right investors.Leveraging Human and Social Capital: Explore how Harpaul's experience with Careerify shaped his understanding of using human and social capital to help people find jobs and improve their lives. Learn how these principles are applied in Magical to create meaningful impacts.Lessons from Experience: Harpaul reflects on the key lessons he learned from his first company, emphasizing how experience can significantly shorten the timeline to success in subsequent ventures. Discover the ten critical highlights that have shaped his approach to building businesses.Diversity and Inclusion: Understand the importance of diversity and inclusion from a thought diversity perspective. Harpaul explains how Magical aims to reflect the composition of its user base, ensuring varied perspectives to better meet user needs.Strategic Hiring: Learn about the explicit hiring strategies at Magical, focusing on diverse backgrounds and thought processes. Harpaul shares how this approach brings unique insights and innovations to the company.Choosing the Right Investors: Discover the importance of aligning with investors who share your vision and mission. Harpaul provides valuable advice on stress-testing potential investors and selecting those who are in sync with your values, even if it means opting for less favorable terms.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/zP8MfGKM7dg         Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/harpaul-sambhi-founder-ceo-of-magical-trials/id1484783544?i=1000557479600               Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6mKtOfk6gp6lrNEJbBR6jZ?si=578e1b846e5845a1               ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestDr. John Delony is a renowned mental health expert, author, and speaker with a rich academic background, including two Ph.D.’s in Counselor Education and Supervision, and Higher Education Administration. At Ramsey Solutions, he combines his expertise in mental health with practical financial advice, helping people build healthier lives and relationships. Dr. Delony hosts "The Dr. John Delony Show," a popular podcast offering insightful advice on anxiety, depression, marriage, and parenting.Before joining Ramsey Solutions, Dr. Delony served as a university professor and dean, gaining valuable experience in educational leadership and student counseling. His approachable style and evidence-based strategies have made him a trusted voice in mental health. His books (2x National Bestseller), including "Redefining Anxiety" and "Own Your Past, Change Your Future," have empowered countless readers to take control of their mental health journeys. Dr. Delony continues to impact lives through speaking engagements, workshops, and media appearances, encouraging individuals to overcome obstacles and lead fulfilling lives.➡️ Show Linkshttps://ter.li/uk2n2z (https://www.instagram.com/johndelony/)https://twitter.com/johndelony/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/johndelony/ ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  The Ops Authority Podcast - https://theopsauthority.com/podcast/ The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ BELAY - https://belaysolutions.com Indeed - https://indeed.com/claryMiro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 LinkedIn Jobs - https://linkedin.com/excellence➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro02:03 - What is Anxiety?04:40 - Handling Different Types of Anxiety07:33 - Why Anxiety is So Bad Today16:21 - Anxiety in Entrepreneurship18:45 - Advice for Employees and Entrepreneurs24:20 - Balancing High Performance and Personal Life30:24 - Shedding Negativity and Stress33:17 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast34:02 - John’s Six Choices for Anxiety39:00 - Belief and Anxiety Connection42:36 - Healthy Secular Outlets46:49 - Misunderstanding ‘Anti-Fragile’49:49 - Healthy Marriage Misconceptions54:06 - Extremes in US Culture57:51 - Finding Role Models Today1:01:08 - Trust and Vulnerability1:07:52 - Connect with Dr. John Delony1:08:20 - Advice for His Younger SelfOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we explore the inspiring journey of Natasha Graziano, who turned her life around from adversity to success. Natasha shares strategies on personal branding, audience engagement, and overcoming fears, providing a roadmap for building a powerful social media presence.Building Confidence and Overcoming Fear: Natasha discusses the importance of overcoming self-doubt and imposter syndrome. She highlights how fear is often an illusion—"false evidence appearing real"—and encourages stepping beyond mental barriers to achieve success.Monetizing and Scaling: Learn practical steps to monetize a social media presence, even with a smaller following. Natasha explains the importance of offering value, building trust, and leveraging social proof to attract opportunities and collaborations.The Power of Associations: Understand how strategic collaborations and associations with trusted figures and publications can enhance credibility and expand reach. Natasha shares her formula for building a reputable and influential personal brand.Turning Adversity into Strength: Natasha's story of overcoming addiction, exploitation, and homelessness to become a successful mindset coach and philanthropist demonstrates the power of resilience and finding one's "why."➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/s3aThB2wHNE          Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/natasha-graziano-author-speaker-podcaster-be-it-until/id1484783544?i=1000559166175                Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2npwOXALw50QCiKNMmOQzZ?si=59ec69a7cfac4263                ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we explore the innovative approach to business financing taken by Charlie Feng, Co-Founder of Clearco. Learn how Clearco offers an alternative to traditional funding models, focusing on efficiency and scalability for modern digital businesses.Alternative Funding Models: Discover the limitations of traditional debt and equity financing for asset-light digital businesses and how Clearco's revenue-based financing model provides a more suitable and efficient solution for these companies.Scaling Efficiently: Learn about the importance of finding the most efficient way to capitalize on your business as you move from the initial R&D phase to scaling. Clearco’s approach helps businesses grow without giving away significant equity or taking on traditional debt.Early Revenue Lessons: Charlie shares valuable insights from his experiences, emphasizing the importance of charging customers early to validate demand and gather meaningful feedback. Learn how to maximize your learning and efficiency by asking for financial commitments from your customers.Commitment Strategies: Understand how even a zero-dollar invoice can help secure a higher level of commitment from enterprise customers, making them go through their internal processes and thus validating your product further.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/CeNNFvo-K90        Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/charlie-feng-co-founder-of-clearco-growing-your/id1484783544?i=1000554214171              Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/51kGkrhESRr372Eb6Aoqtr?si=4387cd4c62cd4b3b              ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestTina Berger is a visionary leader, board member and advisor to Fortune 500 companies like Chevron and BP, renowned for her strategic acumen in the energy sector and her impactful role as a board member for non-profit publishing. Her debut book, Coming Around, reflects her commitment to economic reform and her advocacy for cross-cultural collaboration. With a rich background in real estate, corporate consultancy, and impact investing, Tina’s multifaceted career is marked by her passion for storytelling, innovation, and education, making her a dynamic force for global good and a champion for future generations.➡️ Show Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/tina_berger_us/ https://twitter.com/tinaberger https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-berger-358103/ ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  The Ops Authority Podcast - https://theopsauthority.com/podcast/ The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ BELAY - https://belaysolutions.com Indeed - https://indeed.com/claryMiro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 ➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro02:16 - Tina’s Journey09:03 - Digital Transformation Insights12:01 - Consultant Fixes15:51 - Global Business Models27:09 - Self-Improvement for Leaders32:57 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority33:43 - Spirituality in Business38:01 - Defining Spirituality40:22 - Fulfillment Beyond Success47:35 - Tina’s Fulfillment51:20 - Lessons from Tina’s Book56:01 - Overcoming Career Challenges1:02:56 - Advice to Younger Self1:04:26 - Most Impactful Person1:06:20 - Book and Podcast Picks1:07:42 - Defining Success1:08:29 - Connect with TinaOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we explore the journey of becoming a top female tech leader and the intentional steps necessary to climb the corporate ladder. Learn from Maggie Chan Jones, the Founder of Tenshey and former CMO of SAP, who shares her insights and experiences in navigating the tech industry and breaking through barriers.Clarity and Career Goals: Understand where you want to go in your career and set clear objectives to guide your decisions and actions.Intentional Career Steps: Take strategic and deliberate actions to advance your career, including taking risks and seizing high-impact opportunities.Importance of Sponsorship: Build relationships with sponsors who can advocate for you, provide visibility, and open doors to new opportunities.Taking Strategic Risks: Make bold moves in your career, such as changing companies or taking on challenging roles, to position yourself for leadership opportunities.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/DE-BP440PDM           Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/maggie-chan-jones-founder-of-tenshey-decoding/id1484783544?i=1000539352157                 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6jNh9dk0dBAarnOCliIaFO?si=f015d18a3ad947e9                 ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we delve into the transformative power of narratives and their impact on overcoming fear and driving action. Learn from John Hagel, Founder of the Center for the Edge, as he distinguishes between narratives and stories and explores the role of passion in achieving long-term goals.Narratives vs. Stories: John Hagel distinguishes narratives as open-ended calls to action focused on future opportunities or threats, unlike self-contained stories. Reflecting on personal narratives helps drive actions and overcome fear.Passion of the Explorer: Hagel describes the "Passion of the Explorer" as a commitment to impact, excitement for challenges, and a drive to connect with others. This passion transforms pressure into growth opportunities, though it is often discouraged in traditional work environments. Cultivating it is key to meaningful success.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ogf2JGDOvr0          Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/john-hagel-founder-of-center-for-the-edge/id1484783544?i=1000539450609                Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0zR5sQCM0PZKYMV3kSIR5P?si=a083772464d54fd3                ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory➡️ Join 321,000 people who read my free weekly newsletter: https://newsletter.scottdclary.com➡️ About The GuestKarl Alomar is a serial entrepreneur turned investor with extensive experience in starting, developing, and selling high-growth businesses in various market segments. Karl co-founded two successful ventures of his own, followed by 6 years as COO at DigitalOcean helping build the company from the ground up to $250MM ARR.Karl currently holds the position of Managing Partner at venture firm M13, whose notable investments include Ring, Mud/Watr, Lyft, Shake Shack & Tonal.➡️ Show Linkshttps://www.instagram.com/kalomarnyc/https://x.com/kalomarnyc/https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-alomar-0516a219/ ➡️ Podcast SponsorsHubspot - https://hubspot.com/  The Ops Authority Podcast - https://theopsauthority.com/podcast/ The Growth Gear Podcast - https://www.growthgearpodcast.com NetSuite — https://netsuite.com/scottclary/ BELAY - https://belaysolutions.com LinkedIn Jobs - https://linkedin.com/excellence Miro - https://miro.com/successpodPorkbun - https://porkbun.com/successstory24 ➡️ Talking Points00:00 - Intro02:23 - Karl’s Journey Begins07:17 - Choosing Entrepreneurship Over VC09:35 - Betting on DigitalOcean14:24 - Scaling Without Experience18:28 - Lessons from DigitalOcean's Growth24:45 - Hiring the Right Talent27:18 - M13's Unique Edge34:53 - Sponsor: The Ops Authority Podcast35:38 - Value of Operator-Investors38:07 - Successes and Missed Opportunities48:38 - Future Vision for M1354:12 - Connect with Karl Online54:48 - Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenge56:23 - Most Influential Person57:50 - Karl’s Book and Podcast Picks58:48 - Advice to Younger Self59:49 - Defining SuccessOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we delve into the career journey of Bob Richards, Executive Vice Chairman at Cushman Wakefield. Bob shares his experiences in commercial real estate, from starting his own brokerage to leading a top firm. Discover his insights on leadership, navigating tough economic times, and the importance of betting on yourself.Embrace Leadership Opportunities: Bob emphasizes the importance of leaving a successful position to pursue greater leadership roles and the fulfillment that comes from mentoring others.Innovative Compensation Models: Learn about the unique salary bonus program Bob implemented, which fostered teamwork and set his firm apart from traditional commission-based models.Turning Adversity into Opportunity: Bob shares how starting his company before the 9/11 attacks and during economic downturns presented unexpected opportunities for growth.Finish as Strong as You Start: Bob highlights the importance of seeing projects through with the same diligence from start to finish, ensuring thorough and detailed execution.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/UMAS2UR4v88         Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bob-richards-executive-vice-chairman-at-cushman-wakefield/id1484783544?i=1000534760626               Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6pUEIMJTooW7L0vIo3vz17?si=4edb389ec41f44a5               ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclaryOur Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
➡️ Like The Podcast? Leave A Rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/successstory  In this "Lessons" episode, we explore the insights and strategies shared by Patrick Bet-David, CEO of Valuetainment and PHP Agency. Patrick discusses the importance of mentorship, continuous learning, and aligning personal values with professional goals. Gain valuable knowledge on decision-making, seeking the right counsel, and maintaining integrity in business.Mentorship and Learning: Patrick emphasizes the importance of having mentors and advisers who provide direction and accountability. He shares how seeking advice from experts in specific areas can help make better decisions and grow professionally.Values and Alignment: Understand the significance of living by your values and principles. Patrick highlights how aligning behavior with personal values leads to internal peace, confidence, and success.Strategic Decision-Making: Discover the importance of questioning advice and understanding the motives behind it. Patrick discusses the value of critical thinking and making informed decisions based on thorough analysis and sound reasoning.Adapting to Change: Learn about the necessity of staying informed and adaptable, especially in rapidly changing environments. Patrick shares his views on staying relevant by continually reassessing strategies and embracing new information.➡️ Show Linkshttps://successstorypodcast.com  YouTube: https://youtu.be/UIcfPUB4Hes           Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/patrick-bet-david-ceo-of-valuetainment-php-agency-4/id1484783544?i=1000471197574                 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/01TFbgmQFHRzcEjU6nU6vs?si=995c7212fe164985                 ➡️ Watch the Podcast On Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/scottdclary Our Sponsors:* Check out Miro: miro.com* Check out Policygenius: policygenius.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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