Ep 73: People Pay To Get Out Of Hell! – Crystal Olivarria of Career Conversationalist



In this episode, I chat with Crystal Olivarria who is the founder of Career Conversationalist. Parents hire Crystal to help their child transition successfully from school to the workforce. We had a nugget filled conversation about what business skills successful entrepreneurs need to have, marketing to messaging match, understanding customer acquisition and sooooo much more.

Golden nuggets:

  • Make sure your marketing matches your message
  • Understand how to acquire customers
  • Understand what it takes to keep customers
  • Don’t get bad customers. Everyone is not a good fit for your business
  • Not all money is good money
  • Heat and pressure makes diamonds
  • Don’t worry who’s watching

Keys to success:

  • Find good mentors
  • Have a conversation with someone you trust about your struggles

Actionable tip:

  • Talk to your customers and find out what their pain points are

Inspiration:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams; live the life you imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

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Ep 72: Pursue your own path, make your own direction with Chandler Walker of Out of the Cave Media



In this episode, I chat with Chandler Walker of Out of the Cave Media. We talk about hard work, focus and how building relationships is key to building a successful business. We chat about how the economy is shifting toward a freelance economy and how there must be a mindset shift in order to take advantage of the coming wave. We also talk about understanding your long-term path to success and how to position yourself to be ready for the fire.

Golden nuggets:

  • Be engaging and be available
  • Anticipate things going wrong
  • Relationships are key

Keys to success:

  • Organize your life
  • Do intelligent work
  • Be consistent
  • Execute
  • Build a culture of caring
  • Have empathy

Actionable tip:

Have a long-term plan for success. There will be gaps in your plan. Find a coach or mentor that can help you bridge those gaps.

Inspiration:

No matter how many times you swing and miss, never loose your confidence. Learn why you missed and keep swinging!

Resources:

Out of the Cave Media – http://ootcmedia.com/

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Ep 71: Step Into The Unknown. Focus on your strengths and never give up! – Greg Griffin of Dreams Sports Podcast



This week, I sit down with Greg Griffin of Dreams Sports Podcast. We talk about being self-aware and comfortable with your weaknesses. Being willing to try new things. We chat about Greg taking part in the African American Leadership Program at Cardinal Stritch that helped to identify who he is as a leader and a person. We chat about spending 70 – 75% of your time strengthening your strengths, 20 -25% working on the things that you could be better at and about 5 – 10% of your time working on your weaknesses.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Don’t be afraid to try new things
  • Focus on your strengths

Actionable tip: 

Book an adventure today! Get inspired. Inspired people inspire people. Inspiration is the catalyst of invention!

Inspiration:

 “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba.

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Ep 70: Focus and Crush Your Goals. 9 tips to become a mighty goal crusher



In episode 69, we talked with DaVida Wingfield, the president of Celebrity Philanthropy and the personality behind the Wingfield report. We covered investing in yourself, embracing wisdom, growing a successful business by being adaptable and DaVida shared how her experience with Oprah Winfrey led to a dynamic shift in her business. This week, I want to unpack the concepts we discussed and talk through how to focus and crush your goals.

Ep:69: Golden nuggets: So good that I’m using them again!

  • Embrace wisdom and knowledge through mentorship
  • Investing in yourself will pay dividends
  • Focus on your strength and not on your challenge
  • Always have something to offer

Topic: Focus and Crush Your Goals

Setting Goals is the most important step!

Steps to focus

  1. Strategy
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Consistency
  4. Intelligent work
  5. Exercise
  6. Eat better
  7. Get sleep
  8. Always be ready
  9. Do one thing at a time

Key: If you are not at your best, you won’t perform at your optimal level.

Actionable tip:

  • Establish time periods to work one project at a time

Inspiration:

Strength intimidates the weak and insecure. Be strong and don’t make yourself small so others can feel big. But remember that strength is not loud, rude and untempered. Strength is patient, kind, wise, graceful, tenacious, humble and selfless. Be strong!

Resources:

DaVida Wingfield

http://www.wingfieldreport.com

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Replay – Ep 58: Passion, Purpose, Path, 3 P’s of EmPowerment – Get in the Awesome Zone!



In this episode, I re-cap my talk with Arsha Jones with Capital City Co. from episode 57. If you haven’t listened to that episode, it is a must listen! I share my thoughts on the difference between dreamers, sustainers, and builders. I talk about leveraging your skills and passions to create opportunity. I talk through how you can find your passion, your purpose, and your path.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Conversations are the best way to learn
  • Everyone has a general purpose and a specific purpose
  • You must balance your specific purpose

Actionable tip:

  • Write your vision down
  • Visualize your success
  • Start today – even if it’s a small step

Inspiration: 

  • “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.

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Ep 69: School of Hard Knocks with DaVida Wingfield of Celebrity Philanthropy



In this episode, I talk with DaVida Wingfield, the president of Celebrity Philanthropy and the personality behind the Wingfield report. We talk about investing in yourself and embracing wisdom. We talk through how DaVida started and grew a successful business by tackling challenges and being adaptable. DaVida also shares how her experience with Oprah Winfrey led to a dynamic shift in her business.

Golden nuggets:

  • Embrace wisdom and knowledge through mentorship
  • Investing in yourself will pay dividends
  • Focus on your strength and not on your challenge
  • Always have something to offer

Actionable tip:

  • Set aside 10% of your budget to invest in personal development

Inspiration:

  • The school of hard knocks is for the unwise and unlearned – Learn from others mistakes. – Unknown

Resources:

DaVida Wingfield

http://www.wingfieldreport.com

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Ep 68: Question Everything And Get Out Of Your Way! With Dan Paulson of InVision Development International



In this episode, I talk with Dan Paulson of InVision Development International. Dan is an accomplished speaker, author, facilitator, and coach. We talk about how Dan made his transition from Corporate America to running his own successful business. He walks us through how he positioned himself to make the big leap and how passion in not always the best thing to pursue. We chat about how he used luck, stupidity, blind ambition, failure, and tenacity to get where he is today.

Golden nuggets:

  • Passion doesn’t always equal a business
  • Trial and error is your friend
  • Be patient

Actionable tip:

  • Question everything

Inspiration:

Talent hits a target no one else can see, genius hits a target no one else can see.  –  Arthur Schopenhaur

Resources:

InVision Development International

www.plan-coach-develop.com

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Ep 67: Young, Juiced, and Tenacious! With Octavia Gilmore of Creative Juice.



In this episode, I talk with Octavia Gilmore of Creative Juice LLC. Octavia is a Millennial entrepreneur that is blazing her own trail running an award winning creative agency. Creative Juice brings a fresh, unique, innovative perspective to its clients. We talk about how to know when to take the big leap into the world of business ownership. Octavia shares how she leverages employee knowledge to make the company great. We also talk about her keys to success and how Creative Juice incorporates its values into business to separate itself from the competition.

Golden nuggets:

  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Be positive
  • Have mentors
  • Build strategic partnerships

Actionable tip:

  • Have a plan and write it down.

Inspiration:

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill

Resources:

Creative Juice: https://itscreativejuice.com/

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Ep 66: Chase Your Lion! Kill fear and run toward the roar!



I attended a men’s conference this past weekend that changed my life. The theme of the conference was “Chase the wild”. Chase the wild is a call to the wild side that God has hard-wired into us all as men. We were intrinsically created by our Creator to overcome overwhelming obstacles, dream big dreams conquer new heights and dominate daunting challenges. Now, obviously this applies to everyone but I thought that this concept was an awesome subject that applies to all business owners and entrepreneurs regardless of gender. This episode title is an adaptation of the Book titled “Chase the Lion” by Mark Batterson.

In this episode, I share  my notes from the conference and how I think they apply to entrepreneurship.

Golden nuggets:

  • Kill fear
  • Know your path
  • Don’t play it safe
  • Get in your natural habitat
  • Unleash tenacity!

Believe in your dream:

  1. Be willing to look foolish
  2. Unlearn fear
  3. Take the first step – without knowing the second step
  4. Play offense – Golden State Warriors

Actionable tip:

  • Run toward the roar!

Inspiration:

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967).

Resources:

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