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Remember What Matters with Michael Woodward

Remember What Matters with Michael Woodward

Update: 2018-11-09


As entrepreneurs, dreamers, and people with big ideas we often forget what matters. It's easy to get busy with all the things we 'have to do' that we forget to live a life driven with purpose. In today's episode Michael shares some stores (both past and present) about lessons he has learned about living a life that is intentional about what matters. He will leave you with a personal challenge to go deeper and take stock of what is significant in our lives.

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Urban Farming in New York City with Ben Flanner
What does it take to farm in the middle of New York City? Ben Flanner co-founded Brooklyn Grange with the idea that farming could still happen in major urban centers. So they set out to solve this problem and bring agriculture into the city. They found a few warehouses in Brooklyn and Queens and started farms on their rooftops. This journey was one without a roadmap. No one else could show them the way, but they decided to press forward and pioneer a new way to farm. Their farms are impacting the local community in many ways including reducing rain water runoff, brining organic foods right to the doorsteps of local restaurants and farmers markets, and creating community around innovative solutions. In today's episode we also bring in questions from our listeners. Thanks Rebecca, Jackson, and Phoebe for joining the conversation! Topics we discuss in the interview include: sustainable farming, urban farming, solving complex problems, and much more.Check out Brooklyn Grange at their Website, InstagramToday's episode is sponsored by Mighty Travels, Flocksy, and about Ben and Brooklyn GrangeBen Flanner is a co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Grange, based in New York City. A pioneering urban farm operation, the business farms rooftops, designs and builds green spaces, and promotes sustainable living and local ecology through food, education, and events. The business includes over 3 acres of intensive green roofs, and sells its produce via restaurants, farmer’s markets, and CSAs. Brooklyn Grange is widely recognized as a world leader in urban agriculture, with an unwavering drive to develop the concept with an exceptional green and community minded business. Ben’s experience gardening began at a young age, alongside his mother in their Wisconsin backyard. After earning his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Ben moved to New York City, where he began a short career in management consulting, and then financial marketing, notably at E*Trade Financial. But his desire to engage more with community than numbers–and more parts of his body than his brain–drew him to the world of food and farming. Ben has presented to audiences including NYU Stern Business School; Central European University; American Farmland Trust, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA); Slow Money; Barcelona’s Smart City World Expo; MAHA Agriculture Conference in Malaysia; The American Farm School in Thesaloniki, Greece; numerous Northeastern Horticultural Societies, and has been a guest expert on dozens of panels and university classes. He was included in 2016 by the New York City Food Policy Center’s 40 under 40 working to transform New York City’s Food Policies. Ben is a juror on the International Architizer A+ Awards, and he has taught urban agriculture courses in multiple cities in North America, and a course in the Environmental Studies department at New York University (NYU).When he’s not meeting with soil scientists to develop a better growing mix or tinkering with a fussy irrigation pump, Ben can be found whipping up a batch of his homemade bitters, or lacto-fermenting whatever is in season at his Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment.
Crowdfunded Startup Capital with Kendrick Nguyen
You've heard of crowdfunding to get a product or service off the ground. But what if you actually want to crowdfund VC or Angel Funding? Can you truly bring startup funding to the masses? Kendrick Nguyen is doing just that through his company Republic. Getting into the world of VC or Angel Funding as an investor can be hard to do. It's often limited to accredited investors who are millionaires and billionaires. That's changing through Republic. They are helping worthy startups find the funding they need to get their dreams and ideas off the ground through investments from every day people. In today's episode we discuss: Crowdfunding, VC and Angel Funding, Capital for Business, Mission Driven Entrepreneurship, Blockchain and Crypto / Cryptocurrency, Entrepreneurship, and funding startups.Today's Episode is sponsored by: Mighty Travels,, and Flocksy.About Kendrick Nguyen:Kendrick Nguyen is CEO and co-founder of Republic, an investment platform that provides both accredited and non-accredited investors around the world with curated startup investment opportunities. Republic also facilitates compliant investing in blockchain-enabled projects under the brand Republic Crypto. Republic is an affiliate of AngelList and CoinList, the latter of which he is a founding adviser. Prior to Republic, Kendrick served as General Counsel and Venture Hacker at AngelList and, before that, Fellow of Stanford Law School and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Formerly a securities attorney, Kendrick has been working on several initiatives aimed at defining a compliant but pragmatic protocol for conducting compliant coin offerings and has briefed the SEC, Congress, and foreign regulators on this issue. He frequently lectures on the topics of the intersection of law and entrepreneurship, and his views have been cited in a number of court decisions and publications. An immigrant from Vietnam, Kendrick has a strong interest in improving access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs in the US and beyond. About Republic:Republic is an investment platform for startups to raise capital and for everyone to invest in startups. Our highly curated platform hosts a diverse set of equity and crypto-focused offerings, with minimum investment amounts as little as $50. Anyone can invest in the startups they believe in for the chance to earn a return. Republic operates under U.S. equity crowdfunding regulations and is under the supervision of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. To date, the acceptance rate of companies applying to fundraise on Republic is well below 10%, while funding success rate exceeds 90%. For additional information, please visit: @joinrepublic
The Entrepreneurial Continuum with Jane Deuber
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From Lawyer to Entrepreneur with Christine Ziebell
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Being a Born Entrepreneur with Steve Olsher
Many entrepreneurs tell you the success and highlight stories about their journey but won't really open up about their journey to their success. Entrepreneurship is often a hard and lonely journey. Steve Olsher has built many successful businesses, podcasts, and authored a best selling book but his transparency in how to build success is what many love about him. In today's episode we explore the many peaks and valleys of entrepreneurship. In the episode we also talk about: New Media (what it is and how you can leverage it), Podcasting, being a 'born entrepreneur', online marketing and your reputation, and much more.Steve Olsher is known as the world’s foremost reinvention expert. Famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT – that is, the ONE thing they were created to do – his practical, no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients towards achieving massive profitability while also cultivating a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution.A 25+ year entrepreneur, Steve is the Chairman & Founder of, online pioneer who launched on CompuServe’s Electronic Mall in 1993, New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do, author of the Business Technology Book of the Year, Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online, creator of The New Media Summit, host of the #1 rated radio show/podcast Reinvention Radio, international keynote speaker, and an in-demand media guest who has appeared on CNN, The Huffington Post, the cover of Foundr Magazine and countless other media outlets.LinksBook: What is Your WhatNew Media Summit: Reading: Gorilla Marketing Today's Episode is Sponsored by Flocksy and OpportunityInChina.comCheck out Idea Camps at
Bootstrapping Your Startup with Sam & Charles Ryan
What does it take to build a business startup with a Bootstrap philosophy and succeed in launching your idea? Brother's Sam and Charles Ryan did just that while building their business Flocksy. What is bootstrapping your business? It is the act of starting a business with no money or very little money. That means no money from VC or Angel Funds, no outside investments, and building the business as you grow the business. Sam and Charles were able to build Flocksy by staying lean even in quick growth.In the episode we also discuss: running a business with family, dealing with fast growth, building a broad portfolio, what it really means to be an entrepreneur, the world of startups, evolving your dreams and ideas, standing out against your competition, and collaborating with your customers.Sam is an entrepreneur with a strong technical background and a bachelors degree in web development. He is a co-founder and CEO of Flocksy. His personal mantra includes a firm belief in the power of teamwork, the wisdom of taking risks, and that there’s nothing better than bacon. Sam has been a part of the launch of several companies, including Hatchwise, where he is the CTO and all around guru.Launched in 2016, Flocksy is a website maintenance and graphic design company specializing in supplying support and graphic design work to small businesses. Their headquarters are located in New London, CT, and their project managers and designers are located all over the globe.The company was founded by 3 brothers, Sam Ryan who brings a strong technical background and web development skills, George Ryan who is a seasoned entrepreneur and an experienced designer, and Charles Ryan who is a business graduate in marketing and management.They have assembled a team of project managers and graphic designers who work remotely.Flocksy provides website support and graphic design work, with their target customers being primarily startups and small companies who cannot afford or justify employing a full-time designer.LinksWebsite:'s episode was sponsored by and Idea Camps
Build an Execution Habit with Sean Johnson
Having an idea or dream is the start, but how do you execute on that dream or idea? Sean Johnson is an expert on helping entrepreneurs, startups, and organization build better products and experience for their customers. He shares why you need to build your execution habit and how you can create it. We also discuss: Why marketers need to have a stronger voice in product or technology decisions, How to use customer feedback to drive rapid product growth, How to model growth and focus on the levers with the biggest impact, How to ensure new customers have a fantastic first time experience, How to use data to get users to the "aha moment", How to design triggers to create habits and drive long term engagement, Strategies for building effective growth loops to improve referral, Product design principles, and much moreSean Johnson is a partner at Digital Intent, which helps amazing companies transform themselves with technology. He has deep experience in product design and digital marketing, and helps organizations understand how to combine the two to create better experiences for customers. Sean is a general partner at Founder Equity, a Chicago-based venture fund, and teaches digital marketing at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. He's been featured in Forbes, Inc, Fortune and more on topics related to entrepreneurship, venture capital and digital marketing.Recommended Reading: Getting Things DoneLinksWebsite: www.digintent.comFacebook:'s episode is sponsored by Flocksy and OpportunityInChina.comLearn more about jumbleThink Idea Camps at
Connecting to your audience with Bonnie Bruderer
In a noisy world it's becoming harder to connect with your audience. Your message and story is being lost in the clutter of all the content. So how do you stand out in a noisy world? How can you find your tribe and connect with them? Bonnie Bruderer is changing the game by creating a platform to connect directly to your audience and cut through the noise. In today's episode we discuss:-Building Exposure-Distributing your content-Content Creation-Monetizing your content-Audio vs Video content-Sustainable content creationBonnie Bruderer is a film and TV producer with over 700 television segments, and the writer, director, producer of the documentary: INFLUENCER on the social media generation and the advertising industry. With a strong background in technology and media, she started her career at companies like CitySearch, NBC Internet, Active Networks and learned first hand how to build and sell emerging media. She worked for two decades, touring with some of the world’s top personal development gurus including Tony Robbins, Harvey Mackay and others. She founded BINGE networks, which is a multi-channel media network for creators and brands, with syndication on 50 top OTT television networks. The company has a proprietary technology that can instantly get any video content featured in outlets all over the world. She is a kickboxer, an avid dog-lover, and auntie and has starred in multiple fight movies. She is also a four-time author and holds 10 certifications in human potential and coaching, including Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Program.Connect with Bonnie Bruderer: Twitter: @bingenetworks Facebook: @BINGEnetworks Website: and Email: Instagram: @watchbingetv Today's episode is sponsored by Flocksy and
Look Back to Move Forward with Michael Woodward
Our lives are often defined by our pasts. We have to 'look back to move forward.' But what is it about our past that sets us up for the future. How can we grow and learn from our past? Over the last few years I have had the words 'look back to move forward' on my mind. For a long time I had no idea what that meant or why it was important. As I learned more from my past, I found that it taught me a lot about the future that I was creating. As we prepare for the new year, looking back is especially important. It a time to celebrate the victories, learn from the failures, and prepare for what is coming in the future.  It's a great time to setup a battle plan for where we are going next. I often find that quotes inspire me so I began to look for quotes about the past and the future. Here were a few that stuck out to me...“The past is never where you think you left it.” ― Katherine Anne Porter“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” ― John Banville“We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.” ― Rick Warren“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius“The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.” ― Barbara Taylor BradfordSo it's great to look back to move forward but how do we do that? Why do we look back. Your history defines your current state. Presupposition.  Learn from your failuresEncourage faith for the futureShow your strengths and weaknessesA building block for your futureShows who is in your cornerAllows us to find healingOver the next few weeks I want to encourage you to look back and begin the journey to create a new future. Today is the perfect time to start that journey.Today's episode is sponsored by and Flocksy
A Life Transformed with Ruby Fremon
What does it take to live a life filled with worthiness? How can you find your identity and voice? Ruby Fremon went from a life of addiction to a life impacting leading thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and world changes.  Now she shows others how you can change your story and write the story you were destined to live. We also discuss:Overcoming AddictionChanging your lifeFinding true authenticityFinding your messageOvercoming your inner victimLeading emerging leadersThought LeadershipCoaching live issuesRuby is the coach for the new generation of thought leaders. As a Top Breakthrough Coach for purpose-driven leaders who are ready to bring their big missions into the spotlight, her approach ignites true transformation, while flipping fear into actualized ambition, and doubt into absolute confidence.Ruby works with leaders, from artists to entrepreneurs, who are ready to rise above their limitations and amplify their message. Coaching 100+ clients, she’s a catalyst for change and is hugely successful at helping her clients embody radical resiliency and an unstoppable mentality.Named “An Inspirational Woman” by The Huffington Post, and creator of the 3-day leadership training intensive, Amplified Soul Live®, Ruby’s bold, no-nonsense approach helps leaders rise up to fulfill their missions and make their voices heard.Learn more about Ruby at or follow her online @iamruby.Recommended reading: The Four AgreementsToday's episode is sponsored by Flocksy and!
Living Your Created Purpose with Michael Woodward
Have you found what you were created to do or do you feel unfulfilled and stuck? Do you feel like you are tapping into your destiny or that you live without purpose? If you have then you found your ‘created purpose’. If you haven’t then it’s time that you start finding it!If you’ve been listening to the podcast for any extended period of time you most likely have heard me mention created purpose. But what does that mean and how can you tap into it?  Over the past few years I bump into people who say something like ‘I feel like I’m doing what I was created to do’, ‘I found my passion’, or ‘I’m walking in my destiny.’  They always seam to be joy filled, passion driven, and completely walking in their zone of genius (another term you often hear). Now zone of genius is pretty easy to define and it’s a great place to start the discussion around Created Purpose, but they aren’t the same.Now the zone of genius is the mental state in which you will actually thrive. This whole concept comes from Gay Hendricks’s book ‘The Big Leap’ where he outlines four different zones of function.1. The zone of incompetence: In this zone, you are engaging in something you inherently do not understand or are not skilled at.2. The zone of competence: In this zone, you are doing what you are efficient at, but recognize that many people are likewise efficient at it, thus not distinguishing your capabilities in any significant way.3. The zone of excellence: In this zone, you are doing something you are tremendously skilled at. Often, the zone of excellence is cultivated, it's practiced and established over time.4. The zone of genius: In this zone, you capitalize on your natural abilities which are innate, rather than learned. This is the state in which you get into "flow," find ceaseless inspiration, and seem to not only come up with work that is distinguished and unique, but also do so in a way that excels far and beyond what anyone else is doing.Zone of genius is a great starting place but it’s not the fullness of Created Purpose. Let’s break it down. Created which steams from the word create.  Create can be defined as 1) to bring (something) into existence. 2) cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions. 3) (of an actor) originate (a role) by playing a character for the first time. 4) invest (someone) with a new rank or title.Purpose: 1) the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. 2) have as one's intention or objective.When you put the words together you get something like this… Created Purpose is to bring something into existence with reason and intention.  So how do you find your created purpose?Step One: Slow downStep Two: Seek God and listenStep Three: Evaluate your life and giftingsStep Four: Be intentionalStep Five: Face fear and make your moveStep Six: Play big but for the long game Episode Sponsors:Opportunity in ChinaFlocksy
The Business of Collaboration with Kenneth Bator
Collaboration can take many forms. It could be with a business partner, coach, mentor, mastermind group, employees, family members, contractors, strategic partners...and the list goes on. Collaboration can be working with your team on a new project, bringing in a specialist to help you with a project or something deeper. At the basic level collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce or create something. For Ken Bator collaboration was having the right teacher to pull the best out of him and point him in a new direction. This changed Ken's direction and led him to entrepreneurship. In this episode we go deep with Ken on the importance of collaboration on the entrepreneurial journey. Other topics we discuss include:Creating 'customer experiences'Serving Law EnforcementHow to navigate partnershipsBrand, culture, and strategyMaking your business successfulDriving the right business to your businessKen's Website: Reading: Good to GreatEpisode SponsorsFlocksyOpportunityInChina.comSegmentsSegment One: 1:15 minutesSegment Two: 28:04 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 47:58 minutesAbout Kenneth BatorStarted by Kenneth C. Bator an independent business consultant in 2001, Bator Training & Consulting, Inc. (BTC) offered sales training and hospitality consulting from its Naperville, Illinois location. Ken’s background in banking and retail attracted a number of service-based businesses such as credit unions, restaurants, hair salons, therapists, real-estate firms, communications specialists, healthcare providers, and more.In 2002 given the needs and requests of clients, BTC began to offer Strategic Planning services. This included the facilitation of planning retreats and working with the business to compile the written strategic plan. Not having offered this service in the past, Ken quickly discovered that a combination of the Brand Strategy he learned at The University of Chicago coupled with some key pieces from the curriculum he was exposed to during his MBA in Entrepreneurship at DePaul University formed the perfect foundation for planning facilitation. His former experience as an executive in the financial services industry allowed Ken to quickly understand and provide the needed ebb and flow required for a productive planning process. In short order, Strategic Planning became the desired starting point for most BTC clients.After years of client engagements including business strategy, brand development, integrated marketing, and sales management it became clear that there was one common obstacle to proper implementation: the Corporate Culture. The best written Strategies do nothing but collect dust in a binder unless the employee base willingly supports it and allows for the execution of the plan. Even the most attractive and compelling Brand falls flat on its face unless staff consistently provides an experience that inspires customer loyalty. It was clear that BTC needed to incorporate Culture Building programs that allowed the team to grow from within.Thus, the B+C+S Formula was born – a unique approach to management consulting to with a laser focus on Brand, Culture, and Strategy alignment. Ken often jokes that he wishes he could say that he created the B+C+S Formula simply because he was just that incredibly brilliant. The truth is the genesis of this concept began when he was working his way up the corporate ladder in the 90’s. In a desire to learn he would grab a book on re-engineering, then run to a seminar on empowerment, and then read an article on Six Sigma and so on.While certainly learning a lot, it also led to some confusion and the question of how all this could fit together. For instance, if you wanted to re-engineer a business but also empower your employees couldn’t you do both rather than jumping from one corporate buzzword to the next. Ken’s need to understand eventually led him to believe that everything falls into at least one of three buckets: Brand, Culture, and Strategy. He later understood that the B+C+S Formula is an integrated system.
World Changing Grandmothers with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis
Many people choose to celebrate their golden years by kicking back relaxing and sailing into the sunset. What if your golden years where your most impactful years? What if your wisdom and knowledge could change culture and society with answers that bring real change? Ilana Landsberg-Lewis is doing just that by challenging grandmothers to become 'Grandmothers on the move'! In today's episode we chat about:Building missions of compassion without agendaFinding your voiceBecoming a human megaphoneCreating global movementsThe women's movementMoving past conflictSeeing and creating the long viewHuman RightsEpisode SegmentsSegment One - 1:18 minutesSegment Two - 20:18 minutesRapid Fire Questions - 56:01 minutesMore about Ilana Landsberg-LewisIlana Landsberg-Lewis has spent her entire adult life engaged in the struggle for the rights of women and girls. From her early days as a human rights and labor lawyer to her years at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Ilana has worked with women’s groups around the world, and has learned that no amount of so-called expertise can replace that of women at the frontlines of their own struggle for justice.Ilana has been the executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation since she co-founded it in 2003 – a charitable foundation that has sent over 100 million dollars (every penny raised) to sub-Saharan Africa, to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic.She launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in 2006, and it has since grown into a social movement – with over 10,000+ grandmothers in Canada, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. to support African grandmothers raising millions of orphaned grandchildren. The G2G Campaign has raised over $27 million dollars in the last decade, and Ilana has been deeply grateful to learn from indomitable grandmothers the world over. Website: episode was sponsored byOpportunityInChina.comFlocksy
The Superpower of Thankfulness with Michael Woodward
I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving week. Many of you have already celebrated with a big turkey, spent time with friends and family, hit the stores and dropped money shopping in the madness of Black Friday, watched your favorite college or pro team play football. We took a moment to be thankful and we are off to the next think. Now we are fully into the holiday season and have past Halloween and Thanksgiving and into our march towards Christmas and New Years we begin to reflect on the past year and look to the future. I want to challenge you to get a leap on 2019 and slow down now. Often we jump into the next year with our bucket list items, our new dreams, the ideas that we will concur but we never come up with a plan to get there. Starting with gratitude and thankfulness is an incredible superpower to propel us into the future we want to create. It’s easy to be thankful when things going well or when life is great, but what happens when things seem grey, bleak, or in ruins. How can you be thankful then? Two of my favorite movies of all time are Holiday Inn and White Christmas…and strangely they talk about this very topic in both movies through their incredible songs. In Holiday Inn Bing Crosby sing’s Irving Berlin’s song ‘I’ve got plenty to be thankful for’. If you don’t know the lyrics, here you go:I've got plenty to be thankful for (Irving Berlin / Bing Crosby : Holiday Inn)I've got plenty to be thankful forI haven't got a great big yachtTo sail from shore to shoreStill I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got plenty to be thankful forNo private car, no caviarNo carpet on my floorStill I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got eyes to see withEars to hear withArms to hug withLips to kiss withSomeone to adoreHow could anybody ask for more?My needs are small, I buy 'em allAt the five and ten cent storeOh, I've got plenty to be thankful forI've got eyes to see withEars to hear withArms to hug withLips to kiss withSomeone to adoreHow could anybody ask for more?My needs are small, I buy 'em allAt the five and ten cent storeOh, I've got plenty to be thankful forAnd in White Christmas Bing Crosby sing’s another of Berlin’s amazing songs… Count your blessings….Count your blessings (Irving Berlin / Bing Crosby : White Christmas)When I'm worried and I can't sleepI count my blessings instead of sheepAnd I fall asleep counting my blessingsWhen my bankroll is getting smallI think of when I had none at allAnd I fall asleep counting my blessingsI think about a nursery and I picture curly headsAnd one by one I count them as they slumber in their bedsSo if you're worried and you can't sleepCount your blessings instead of sheepAnd you'll fall asleep counting your blessingsI know for me the past year has been one of many big victories. It’s been an incredible year of growth for the podcast, I was named an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the podcast space by New Media Summit, our podcast hit number one on iTunes business charts. We’ve also met and become friends so so many incredible people who where guest or connected with us because of the podcast. Beyond the podcast it’s been a hard year in many ways. Transitioning and building a new business can be hard and that is exactly what we’ve been doing with closing down Woodward Design Group, the web agency that I own, and going all in with the new stuff we are doing at jumbleThink. It’s a journey of faith and at times exciting and at other times filled with fear. I know it’s not just me. I can think of many people who have really rough year struggling through financial issues, health, depression over politics, and recently loosing all they had in recent fires. It’s been a great year for many but a rough year for so many others.So how do you stay thankful in seasons of turmoil, disappointment, and devastation? Here are some of the ways that I navigate those seasons of life.Look back at what has been great. Find things that I can be thankful for even in dark seasons.Look for a better futureCelebrate with othersFind small things to be thankful for and celebrate those.Being thankful in difficult seasons can be hard, but it will help motivate you towards the future. Thankfulness has been scientifically proven to be beneficial in life in many way.Opens doors to more relationshipsImproves physical healthImproves psychological healthEnhances empathy and reduces aggressionHelps you sleep betterImproves self-esteemIncreases mental strength Thankfulness is a superpower. I know it can be hard to keep positive and thankful when things get rough, but it will be worth it. So take a moment today and be thankful. Small changes in gratitude will go a long way in your journey of creating your dreams and ideas. Make the choice to stop and reflect. It’s good for you. Episode SponsorsOpportunity in China:
Learning to Pivot Your Business with Adam Capes
Evolving and growing a business can be challenging and difficult to do. Learning to pivot your business is critical for the long term success of your entrepreneurial journey. So how do you pivot your business? Today on the podcast Adam Capes shares his story to pivoting his businesses to build long term success on his journey. We also discuss:-The importance of business partners-Celebrating and growing from the failures in business-Creating a new model for business and charity -Doing good-Making business decisions while giving back-Finding your motivation-Cultivating relationships in businessSegment 1: 1:10 minutesSegment 2: 24:07 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 41:18 minutesRecommended Reading: Start with WhyAdam has always had longstanding passions for entrepreneurship, travel and philanthropy.Prior to co-founding G2G Collection and The Giving Plan Foundation, Adam graduated from Cornell University and launched Jezebel Magazine when he was just 23 years old, one of the fastest growing city publications in the country, which he sold in 2003.As one of the earliest members of Private Escapes, a destination club, Adam identified two problems inside the first-generation business models – availability and financial security. This led him to co-found Equity Estates in 2006, the most successful Luxury Residence Fund in the country, raising over $60 Million and building a world-class portfolio of vacation homes that is still around and thriving today.In 2012, Adam combined his passion for philanthropy with his entrepreneurial drive to start his first social enterprise, Getaway2Give (G2G), which is one of the fastest growing social enterprises in the country. It has also raised over $12 Million for charities and is positioned to be a game changer for charitable fundraising in the U.S.Website: Episode is Sponsored by:Opportunity in China:
How to build a lifestyle of Entrepreneurship with Stephen Little
Entrepreneurship is an interesting journey. It's filled with highs and lows. For many entrepreneurs they end up giving up along the way. What does it look like to create a sustainable journey of entrepreneurship? Stephen Little has lived a life of entrepreneurship and started his first business at 15. In today's episode he shares how building your businesses around the end game is critical to their success, however it's even better to know the life you want to create so you can remember why you started.In the episode we discuss:A life of entrepreneurshipM&A versus InvestingCreating your exit strategyKnowing your business's true valuePhilanthropyBuilding businesses that do goodCreating businesses of impactInvesting in growth valueRecommended ReadingThe Surrender Experiment Play BiggerEpisode SponsorsOpportunity in ChinaFlocksy About Steve LittleSerial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and M&A expert, Stephan Little generates accelerated value growth and very high exit multiples for his clients. He sold his first company at age 15 for a significant 6-figure sum and since has led 6 of his own successful startups to private acquisitions of over $100 million each, and provided explosive growth and lucrative exitsat 8-12X multiples for many dozens more – with top tier Silicon Valley venture firms and now with Zero Limits Ventures. As Founder and Managing Partner of Zero Limits Ventures Steve and his team spot unique opportunities for valuation growth where others don't, whether triple bottom line "evolved enterprise" models, social engagement strategies or other vehicles beyond revenue and earnings growth. Known as "The Activator", Steve has mentored hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs, helping clients overcome complex challenges and assure peak performance and conscious leadership to generate astounding financial returns. Steve has raised more than $1B in startup and growth funding for 11 different businesses.Steve is also a 4-time champion body-builder and power-lifter, an accomplished musician, and a dedicated and loving father to two amazing and talented daughters.As a purpose driven entrepreneur who recognizes how blessed his life is, Steve is committed to address the needs or a broad range of vital initiatives giving generously to:Support Younglife Africa and the daily care needs of hundreds of children and orphans in Malawi Africa.Support The Pachamama Alliance permanent protection of the sacred headwaters of the Amazon rain forest.Support the BVI Art Reef Project and the creation of a new underwater coral reefs in the US and British Virgin IslandsAssist Oceans Unite with the extensive global ocean cleanup initiatives around the wordSupport Beneath The Waves and the preservation of shark species in the US and British Virgin IslandsSupport for Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation created to unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.
The World of Paid Speaking with Thom Singer
What does it take to speak at a professional level? Thom Singer's journey into public speaking was a leap of faith into the unknown. Now he is a well respected speaker sharing on 'The Paradox of Potential'. In the episode we discuss:-Embracing the journey ahead-How to become a Professional Speaker-The Art of Giving Small and his TedX Talk-Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do-Podcasting-Pivoting careersTedX Talk: Reading: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleToday's episode is sponsored by Opportunity in China: a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 750 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as "The Conference Catalyst" he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 350 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.
Creating Super Fans with Viv Conway and Tash Meys
What does it take to create your own super fans? Viv Conway and Tash Meys found their super fans by Acing the Gram...Instagram. Not only have they built their own following on Instagram but they now help others connect with their super fans too. They have taken their side hustle and made it into a leading Instagram Marketing Company, Ace The Gram.In today's episode we chat about:EntrepreneurshipInstagramBuilding Influencer CampaignsTurning a side hustle into a full-time business.Social media marketingBuilding an audience on social mediaThe Millennial GenerationGetting business leads through InstagramRecommended ReadingAwaken the Giant Within by Tony RobbinsThe Big LeapYou Were Born RichTwo millennials on a mission to help everyone reap the infinite benefits of nailing Instagram... that’s Viv Conway and Tash Meys. Viv and Tash have cracked the code of influencer marketing through social media, becoming powerful voices on Instagram through their side hustle.Viv and Tash focus on all things Instagram, including influencer marketing, giveaways and how to use Instagram to drive traffic to your website/product. The pair have over 200k net followers on their personal Instagram's and have worked with clients from 70 followers to 1.9 million followers across Australia, the USA, and New Zealand.Website: The Gram Podcast:'s episode is sponsored by Opportunity in China
Finding Your Focus with Michael Woodward
Today on the podcast we are talking about focus. If you are chasing big ideas and dreams you need focus (some would even say Hyper Focus). As an entrepreneur you need focus. I don’t know about you, but it seems that everyday the noise of life gets louder and clarity, true focus, is harder to find. We live in an age to 24/7 news with the cable news networks, constant connection the internet and through our social channels. Our lives are dictated by texts, immediate connection by phone, constant feeds of data about our friends on social networks, the latest on our favorite celebrity or tv show…and so much more.  When I was a kid back in the 80s and 90s life was different… I know, I know I just said when ‘I was a kid’. But things have radically changed. Back then we played outside, got bored, watched network news or Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. If we played sports it was one or two days a week (not every day, all weekend). We were more connected in an intimate way… but now things are different, the demands are different. Maybe we were just naive, but I think it’s a deep change in our society.All this noise, these responsibilities, expectations pull is in a million directions. It clutters our thinking, tells us what to think, how we measure up (or don’t), and keeps us running at a pace that makes life impossible. We have lost our focus, lost our moral compass, lost our voice…all because we have let the noise dictate our every move.Do you feel it? Do you see it too? I know for me it makes me feel like we live in an impossible world. It’s overwhelming. But what happens when we lock this noise out and start to focus? What happens when we choose to live on our terms, create a new way, and make what’s impossible…possible?  That’s why we are talking about focus. So what is focus? Mirriam-Webster defines is like this:a center of activity, attraction, or attentiona point of concentration, to cause to be concentrateddirected attention, to bring into focusa state or condition permitting clear perception or understandingadjustment for distinct visionyour focal lengtha point at which rays (as of light, heat, or sound) converge or from which they diverge or appear to divergea point of convergence of a beam of particlesthe place of origin of an earthquake or moonquake Focus is massively important to the journey of making dreams and ideas become reality. The only way to get focus is to be intentional. It can be hard to do. It will cost you something, but it will be worth it if you really believe in what you are doing and creating. So what are some steps you can take to find more focus?Turn off the noise - It’s time to turn off the devices, stop watching the TV, checking the news every 2 minutes, spending hours on your social channels. It’s time to untether from the distraction and find your voice, your ideas, your path forward. It’s not bad to be informed and entertained but many of us our finding that it’s also stealing our life by stealing our time. Not only do you find more clarity, but you will find more time simply by disconnecting from the noise.Be selective in who and what you connect with. Many of the messages today are stealing our own identities and beliefs from us. Many of these messages and people are well intentioned (some are not) but if they aren’t building you up and encouraging you to push into your dreams they actually start to steal from you. You are what you consume. Is what you are consuming encouraging you, causing you to grow, driving you to your dreams and destiny?Nerd out - When you focus you geek out on what you are doing and learning. It might drive others crazy, but it will drive you to making things happen. When you focus on the task at hand and ‘go down the rabbit hole’ it will cause you to learn.  Consume as much as you can about the topic. Have fun and experiment. You will grow. You will see new ideas, paths forward, and begin to realize those dreams.Be selective in what you do - There are millions of organization, programs, activities you can do. Many of them you might even love, but you need to sacrifice being busy doing things with choosing to do the ‘right’ things moving your dreams and ideas forward. Focus is a choice and sometimes the choice is hard to do. Focus on the ideas and doing things that more those dreams and ideas forward.Take time to be with the ideas instead of doing. Often we believe that we need to do. In that process we don’t stop to reflect. Slow down so that you can learn from your focus. Reflect, learn, evolve the dreams and ideas…and keep moving forward.Ultimately living a life of focus is your choice. The world around you typically will keep you from your destiny. It will not encourage your dreams and ideas. It will give you someone else to listen too, clutter your life with busyness, steal from your dreams and ideas. You have to chose to be focused to move forward and make your dreams and ideas a reality.  Today's podcast is sponsored by Opportunity in China:
From Hollywood to Luthier with Mark Geiger
Mark Geiger has spent years building things from Hollywood sets to custom guitars. He decided to leave his job at Paramount and start building guitars full time as a custom guitar maker (Luthier). Along the way he found a passion to teach others how to master the craft of guitar making too. In today's episode we chat about:Building a career as a LuthierWorking in HollywoodInnovation and invention in the music industryThe importance of collaboration with your customersBecoming a society that 'Builds Again'Why problem solving is a skill you can use everywhereMark Geiger built his first guitar in 1975 in lieu of the Les Paul he couldn't afford. The outcome wasn't too bad and he got his first order from a local guitarist shortly after. He has been building electric and acoustic instruments ever since.  After a long run as a foreman in set construction for Paramount Pictures, he decided to pursue lutherie as more than a hobby and set up shop. He couldn't think of a better job than building guitars. For him it has everything: It has to be engineered to withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure from the constant tension of strings and the rigors of playing. It has to be beautiful, not just in decoration, but in proportion and execution. Most important of all, it has to sound rich, vibrant, and possess the soul and personality of both its maker and its new owner.Mark believes that no factory can accomplish what happens between the builder and the player. It is that marriage that creates something unique, and personal. Through both modern and old world construction methods, Mark is constantly striving to build instruments of exceptional playability and sound. Facebook:'s episode has been sponsored by Opportunity in China:
Faith and Business with Joseph Warren
Have you ever felt like you are hiding your ‘real’ self? Maybe you feel like you need to segment your life to give people what they want.Many of us hide authentic selfs, our faith, our family, and segment ourselves into the persona for the situation. Joseph Warren and I discuss why we need to be more transparent and how faith needs to be a foundation of our business.In today's episode Joseph shares on:Poverty MindsetMoney and EvilAsking permission to helpTrue successFaith and BusinessShowing up authenticHow to build your first 100K businessBusiness IsolationCoWorkingJoseph Warren is the host of First $100K™ podcast and the owner of 2 coworking spaces in Tampa, FL where he has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to make their first $100K... or next. His clients include solo-preneurs to small businesses to enterprise companies such as UBER, CISCO, INTEL and more.He's also a 10x failed entrepreneur turned overnight success. I brought him on my show to share the #1 reason why 90% of entrepreneurs are struggling to make their first $100K... and why no one's talking about it... please welcome Joseph Warren!Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Joseph: 1:11 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 21:42 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 46:27 minutesInstagram: @realjosephwarrenWebsite: Broken Catholic and First 100KEpisode Sponsored by Opportunity in China:
Rediscovering Fun with Michael Woodward
Today on the podcast we are talking about Having FUN!!!If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or simply alive (Little secret: if you are listening I can guarantee that you are alive) we are going to chat about why having fun is so important to live a fulfilled life.It’s easy to live life and get stuck in the grind, business, responsibilities or the tasks you have to do. You get buried in life and all of a sudden you are responding to it without purpose or direction…you start to lose your joy, happiness, or drive to keep going? Sound familiar?I want you to think back to your childhood, your teens, or even college years. Those years without the stress of responsibility or expectations…. Can you remember just having fun? Maybe playing video games, playing outside, hanging with friends, that crazy road trip. It wasn’t that life was always easy….but can you remember what it was like?For me I can think back a few years when I first got married (to the best woman ever) and we had so much fun. We traveled, did crazy cool stuff, even had season passes to Disneyland. Our friends even would say that we were the fun ones (for some of you that might be hard to imagine). But it’s true. Fun was built into our lives….it was part of who we are.So how does fun impact your life? Are you having fun any more? What crazy cool thing have you done lately?I know for me things have gotten busier and busier. More and more responsibilities and in the grind of things I started to lose the power of having fun. Sometimes it happens quickly, but often life happens and we just forget to be intentional about how we live life. So how intentional are you about building the life you want to live? My guess is that you might be stuck in the flow of letting life happen to you and responding to every day situations.Well today I want to challenge you to rethink what you are doing. Kill the grind and start living an intentional life that builds fun into it. If you are feeling stuck…introduce fun. If you are feeling burnt out, step back and get rest (and listen to last weeks episode about rest) and start to bring fun back into life too. 6 reasons fun at the office is the future of work | Article on Ciphr ( employees are healthier and more productive – so don’t overlook the importance of having fun in the workplace1. Happy employees are healthier2. Having fun improves communication and collaboration3. Fun breeds creativity4. Promoting fun attracts an audience5. Having fun makes employees more productive6. Having fun encourages advocacyHaving fun looks different to everyone. So you need to step back and really think about what fun looks like for you. As an entrepreneur or business owner, you get to paint that picture and create that culture.What can fun look like?-Travel-Learning-Play-Charging environment-The people you are around, your family -Rest-Watching movies / tv / playing games (entertainment)-Getting outdoors (hiking, camping)-Exercise (running, crossfire)-Creative projects.-And so much more.So take a moment and think back… I want you to ask yourself these questions..Are you having fun?How are you different when you are having fun?How do you view life when you are having fun?When was the last time you had fun? At work, at home, in community?What’s holding you back from having fun? How can you change that?What are you doing to be intentional to build fun into your life?We are going into the holiday season…Canadian Thanksgiving (well that one already passed), Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years…. For many this is a sad season, but why not use it as your ‘micro experiment’ to find fun again. What’s going on around you (in your town, city)? How can you connect with others during this season and do fun things? What’s something new you can learn (maybe crafty, historical). Now it’s up to you to start making the change…becoming intentional about fun. See how it impacts you, sparks creativity, makes you more motivated, fills you with happiness and joy. Get out there, make it happen and start sparking more fun in your life again!Today’s Episode is Sponsored by Opportunity In China: https://opportunityinchina.comArticle Link: Thing Entrepreneurs Do Interview: a Website in a Day Virtual Workshop:
Building Your Business Tribe with Ronan Leonard
Do you ever feel like you are leading but no one is following? It’s time for you to find and build your tribe. Our society is starting to remember why tribe is so important. It can help you can use to to connect in deeper ways with your peers and lead at a new level. In today’s episode Ronan Leonard shares on the importance of tribe for our business life. He also shares how a good mastermind group can help unlock your journey into finding your tribe. In today's episode Ronan shares on:Overcoming DisasterIf not you, then who?Finding & creating your tribeWhy you need accountabilityWhy a mastermind?Taking ownership and responsibilityFinding the context to contentHow to leverage in your businessRonan’s Recommended ReadingSapiens: A Brief History of HumankindRonan Leonard connects small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual Masterminds. Without a co-founder or a business coach solopreneurs are often overwhelmed with to-do lists. They need impartial advice to get the right support to help them achieve clarity and better results.Ronan believes we’ve lost our connection to a “tribe“ A community that will help you solve your problems and accelerate your learning. He believes that there is more value in making real peer-to-peer connections than paying external contractors who have no vested interest in your success. Passionate about helping others he is committed to giving away 1 in 6 spots on the platform to social enterprises and entrepreneurs from developing countries to create a truly global community. Ronan loves seeing the benefits that Mastermind groups have on each person who participates and has helped 100’s of business owners increase clarity, confidence and productivity by creating the support network for them to achieve their true potential. 9 Million YouTube Views! Ronan was just 23 he helped rescue passengers and fellow staff when the cruise ship he worked on sank off the wild coast of South Africa. For 9 years he continued to work on cruise ships sailing the world as a casino manager. His 1st business (a casino party company) grew from just 2 casino tables to over 50 and the largest gaming events company in Australia.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Ronan: 1:11 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 17:01 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 50:22 minutesFree Resource:How to Create Your WhyWebsite:'s episode is sponsored by Opportunity in China -'Build a website in a day' Virtual Workshop by jumbleThink -
Building a Passion Based Business | Anik Singal
What does true success look like as an entrepreneur? We must first redefine success and entrepreneurship to be able to find true entrepreneurial success. Anik Singal was able to find success early but it took economic collapse to find passion and purpose. In today's episode Anik shares on:Passion based businessEducation and Self-EducationRedefining entrepreneurshipGiving backFinding joy and happiness in workOvercoming failureAdjusting your dreamAnik’s Recommended ReadingThink and Grow RichRich Dad Poor DadeSCAPEAnik Singal is the founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. He is widely considered, by the industry, as one of today’s most successful online marketers. His specialties include profit-generating product launches and evergreen funnels, building backends and funnels, article marketing, search engine optimization, affiliate marketing and business management consulting.BusinessWeek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best U.S. Entrepreneurs Under 25. He’s an Inc500 CEO, listed 2-times among the Fastest Growing Companies in America. While in college at the University of Maryland, he was awarded Company of the Year from MTech and named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hinman CEOs.His online marketing businesses generate over $20 Million per year in sales; and he has helped contribute to over $120 Million in online publishing sales. Today, Anik teaches people how to create their own online passion-based businesses. He then guides them through his step-by-step process to maximize profit and grow revenue. He has trained over 250,000 students around the world, many have gone on to become incredibly successful and true industry-leading experts.Anik is also incredibly passionate about giving back. For nearly two decades, he has devoted his life to building schools around the world. He dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right! As of today, Anik has been a key driver in helping build four schools in India. He plans to scale his mission globally, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Anik: 1:19 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 27:23 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 57:59 minutesWebsite:
Redefining Virtual Work for Entrepreneurs | Sandra Lewis
Going from Solopreneur to a team can be overwhelming. Sandra Lewis spent years in the corporate world but wanted to create her own freedom. She started a remote staffing agency to help others as they grow their business and reclaim their lives. Now she is redefining how we think and work with virtual assistants. This is creating a new philosophy of work today and how we can grow our businesses.In today's episode Sandra shares on:Virtual StaffingGrowing your teamFinding the right staff for your company cultureMoving past solopreneurGoing from Employee to EntrepreneurCreating work with purposeSandra’s Recommended ReadingRaising the Bar by Gary EricksonSandra Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Worldwide101, a premium subscription staffing company connecting demanding founders and executives with ridiculously talented remote staff.Sandra believes flexible, remote work is the way of the future and that it creates an unparalleled win-win for businesses and talent alike.Sandra has worked with hundreds of the world's top CEOs, Founders and Executives to help them win-back their time by grow their businesses by delegating key tasks to ridiculously talented remote staff. The unique model of Worldwide101 has been recognized by some of the most respected publications across the country including Forbes and Inc. magazines, as well as being named one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" By Entrepreneur Magazine.Setting an example of the efficiencies gained working virtually, Sandra manages her entire team on a virtual basis.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Sandra: 1:38 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 19:07 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 46:36 minutesEpisode Sponsor: Opportunity In ChinaWebsite:
Entrepreneurial Financial Freedom | Grant Sabatier
It seams like most of us are struggling to live financial free every day. This is especially true from entrepreneurs. Grant Sabatier lived the life of scrapping by and decided it was time for a change. Through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing Grant was able to go from broke to financial freedom.In today's episode Grant shares on:How to look at moneyRedefining successMaking learning easy through curiosityFinding creative business opportunitiesMeaning & Mindfulness to MoneyBurnoutUsing failure to drive successMoving past ‘trading time for money’Measuring your net worthGeneralist vs NicheA passion to teach othersGrant’s Recommended ReadingBlue Ocean StrategyGrant Sabatier is the creator of Millennial Money and author of Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.Dubbed "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing. After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant Founded, where he writes about making and investing money and co-hosts the Millennial Money Minutes podcast. Since launching in 2015, Grant has reached over 10 million readers and listeners through his blog and podcast.Grant has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC Nightline, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Grant: 1:00 minuteGoing Deeper into the Topics: 26:49 minutesRapid Fire Questions: 54:21 minutesWebsite: @millennialmoneyBook: @gsabatierToday's episode is sponsored by
Can Holistic Health beat Big Pharma? | John McGarvey
What does it take to have 'good' health? Big Pharma doesn't seem to be making us any healthier. While in Tibet, John McGarvey (Co-founder and CEO of Dao Labs) discovered ancient Chinese medicine. This journey made him rethink health and solving modern problems with old approaches. He is now on a journey to share products that nurture positive health into our lives.  In today's episode John shares on:Authenticity in businessUnexpected journey of entrepreneurshipHolistic HealthHolistic health vs Big PharmaChinese medicineOld approaches to solve modern problemsFinding better healthJohn's Recommended ReadingShoe Dog by Phil Knight John McGarvey is a Minneapolis-based entrepreneur and a seasoned executive in the natural food industry. John took a frozen food company from nearly zero to over 10,000 points of sales distribution across the United States. Most recently, John co-founded DAO Labs, a supplement and lifestyle company. DAO Labs is changing the way western consumers approach health, by embracing the 2,500 year-old formulas and practices of Chinese medicine in sustainable, easy-to-understand formats. John earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management and holds a B.A. from Northwestern University. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to John: 1:11 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 17:12 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 44:13 minutesWebsite: @daolabsEpisode SponsorToday's episode is sponsored by Opportunity In China. Have you been looking for a way to change your career or social prospects? Do you see the world around you changing, and haven’t quite figured out what path to take? You’re not alone in seeking opportunity. Visit for access to scholarships to attend university in China, or if you have a bachelor’s degree already, provides access to jobs in the education sector all across China. Working in China is not only often well-paid, but it will place you among 1/5 of the worlds population, boosting your social network, bringing you more deeply into the story of globalization, opening doors you never knew existed. Seize your opportunity now: visit our website now for more information at By the way, they have a podcast too, search for opportunity in china podcast on your app to learn more.
The Business of International Learning | MC Miller
So you went to college, you owe thousands in student loans, and now you can't find a job in the competitive job market. What do you do next? Why not think outside the box and do something different? MC Miller and his team is on a mission to help others think outside the normal solution by placing them in well paying jobs throughout Asia. This could be a short term or long term placement. By thinking outside the traditional or normal way of living he has helped many find the true freedom they in their own lives.  In today's episode MC shares on:Teaching in ChinaLiving and working in AsiaThe international industry of educationUnderstanding different culturesThe impact politics in global educationTravelUnderstanding a global communitySlow traveling by teachingEntrepreneurship in AsiaMC's Recommended Books80/20 Sales and MarketingGetting Things DoneMC Miller has years of experience in international higher education cooperation development, international academic exchange program development, student and faculty recruiting for all grade levels. Professionally capable in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. MC is the founder and CEO of Opportunity in China. Opportunity in China is a foreign talent placement service not only recruits professionals to educational, technical, and other professional roles throughout China, but they also guide you through the process of understanding in greater depth your potential in interaction within the Chinese market and society. They match individuals with a career-starting job, tailored to their preferences and aspirations, in virtually any major Chinese city, all while supporting the journey as it progresses with their professional network, free media products, and other services. Frequently, they also offer exclusive scholarship and other study opportunities in China. Whether the goal is to begin a career in China or to sign-up for a one-year travel and cultural experience, their team can open doors and equip individuals for whatever journey they decide.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to MC: 0:44 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 20:03 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 45:17 minutesWebsite: on iTunes:
Your Business Needs Video | Jason Hsiao
The online world of social media is reinventing how we market and advertise our business. On all the platforms video is king. But how do you create your videos if you don't have a massive budget, time to get videos created, or the expertise to creator your own? This was the question that Jason Hsiao and Animoto set out to answer.  Jason, his other co-founders, and their team has spent years building an online application to make the video creation process easy for the average small business owner but powerful enough for big corporations to use too. He also gives us insights into what it truly looks like to create an innovative start-up.In today's episode Jason shares on:Why your business needs videoCreating a Start-up cultureBeing best at one thingBelieving in your ideasThe builder paradigmAnimotoEmpowering others to createHow to get started as a start-upEntrepreneurship as a teamCreating great contentJason's Recommended BooksDelivering Happiness by Tony HsiehRadical Candor by Kim ScottThe Advantage by Patrick M. LencioniJason Hsiao is the co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality marketing videos, even if they have no technical skills and have never created a video before. With the mission of empowering everyone to create powerful videos regardless of age or experience, Jason founded Animoto with his high school and Dartmouth College friends back in 2006. Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media and business landscape -- which may be why more than 1-million businesses around the world are already using Animoto to create marketing videos. Prior to founding Animoto, Jason was a producer for MTV Networks and Comedy Central.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Jason: 0:45 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 29:20 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 50:34 minutesAnimoto:
The Business of Graphic Design | Johnathan Grzybowski
Starting and building a business is an evolutionary process. Johnathan Grzybowski took his marketing agency and morphed it into a on-demand graphic design business. This transformation was fueled through travel, collaboration, a culture of fun, and feedback from clients. Johnathan shares how you can harness this power to transform your own entrepreneurial journey into a stronger business.In today's episode Johnathan shares on:Graphic DesignEmpowering a new generationCommunity and EducationFinding FulfillmentTravel to fuel innovationBreaking routine to grownPenjiBeing aware and hyper focusedFocus on serving - 'It's not about you, it's about helping others'Using your weaknesses to find your strengthsJohnathan Grzybowski, is rogue risk taker turned entrepreneur and national thought leader in digital marketing and branding spaces. He is the Cofounder of Penji, an on-demand graphic design membership platform without limitations. Penji helps you achieve more with unlimited graphic design, unlimited revisions, at one flat monthly rate. All powered on their easy-to-use platform. Johnathan is also the host of the #1 business podcast, The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast. Where he helps business professionals that are temporarily blind in business to help them execute their vision.His goal is to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs through education and community building.Interview Segments - This is where you can find each section of the interview.An Intro to Johnathan: 1:21 minutesGoing Deeper into the Topics: 19:10 minutesRapid Rire Questions: 44:39 minutesPenji:
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