EP121: Phelim McAleer - How To Successfully Crowdfund Your Business Or Project

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Our guest, Phelim McAleer, who is a documentary film director and producer, has succeeded in raising money from five separate crowdfunding campaigns for his controversial Kermit Gosnell film project.

But before he got there, he and his documentary film partner and wife, Ann McElhinney, encountered resistance from Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding platform, which censored the project from their website and anticipated a lack of interest from the media.

They immediately kicked back and switched to Indiegogo.

They took it seriously then proved themselves and sold the film by utilizing social media, word-of-mouth, and reaching out to non-media influencers to garner support for the film.

Their creation quickly became the highest-funded crowdfunding project of all time.

During this interview, you’ll learn about…

  • Prove yourself with facts and figures

  • Move your ideas to something that is not well covered

  • Use every possible ways to reach out to everyone

To learn more about Phelim, visit here.

For his Facebook, click here.

For his Twitter, go here.

For his Youtube channel, explore here.

To check out his movie, Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, click this link.

EP120: Andy Hnilo - Take The Ordinary & Make It Extraordinary

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It's toxic out there.

People are getting aware of how toxic everything is around us.

If we can limit those toxins, it can lead to a longer generation and into a happier and longer life.

After surviving an accident that resulted in a collapsed lung, seven broken ribs and a severe compound fracture of his jaw, our guest, Andy Hnilo was extremely obsessed with recovering and how to heal quickly.

He didn't trust the toxic ingredients from serums and creams that his doctors recommend, so he did his homework, sought out knowledge, researched, and made his biggest science experiment.

He used the purest and most effective clays, superfoods and extracts for his products, rebuilt himself and founded Alitura Naturals.

Today, Alitura products are in 76 countries and counting.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of having a support group of people

  • Having a list of intentions for the day

  • Why having a routine will help you with your mindset

To learn more about his products, visit here.

For Andy's LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Facebook, go here.

For his Instagram, discover here.

For his Twitter, explore here.

EP119: Michael Palmer – Learn From Successful Examples & Don't Reinvent The Wheel

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Time.

It's a precious commodity, once it's used, that no entrepreneur can replenish.

If you research those who have been superstars in your field, you can learn from their stories including their mistakes, so you won't waste time making those same errors.

Our guest, Michael Palmer, is the former co-host of The Thought Leader Revolution podcast and current CEO of Pure Bookkeeping which is a company that helps bookkeepers by providing them proven business standard operating procedures, so they can attract great clients, hire terrific staff and increase profitability.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • How to identify the right people and systems to model

  • The importance of being open to mentorship

  • Why having focus is crucial to managing your time

To check out Pure Bookkeeping, go here.

For Michael’s Facebook page, click here.

For his Twitter page, click this link.

For his Instagram page, visit here.

For his Successful Bookkeeper podcast, listen here.

EP118: Martin Rutte – What is Heaven on Earth For Your Business?

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Martin Rutte will help you answer that question.

He is a dynamic, international speaker and consultant. He is committed to reconnecting business with its natural source of creativity, innovation, and genius.

He is the President of Livelihood, a management consulting firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He explores the deeper meaning of work and its contribution to society. 

The company's areas of service include strategic vision, corporate spirit, performance management, and creative leadership.

He is also the author of Project Heaven on Earth and the co-author of the New York Times Business bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, translated into over 20 languages, with sales over 1.1 million copies.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • 3 simple questions that will help you change the world easily

  • What is the work of humanity

  • How to reconnect your business spiritually

To visit Martin’s website, check out www.ProjectHeavenOnEarth.com.

To contact him, email martin@ProjectHeavenOnEarth.com.

To get a copy of Martin’s book, Project Heaven on Earth, go here

EP117: Sally Hogshead - Why It's Better To Be Different

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How does the world see you?

World-class branding expert, Sally Hogshead discovered a new way to measure how people perceive your communication and can describe exactly how your own individual personality is most likely to persuade and captivate any prospect within 9 seconds through her Fascination Personality Test.

We grew up in a culture that we need to be better.

But she believes that, to become more successful, you don’t have to CHANGE who you are but you have to become MORE of who you are.

Instead of focusing on our strengths, we should highlight our differences.

Today, Sally applies her branding experience to show people how to become more valuable, admired, and loved.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of just being yourself
  • What are the qualities that make us different
  • What is the language of confidence

To learn more about Sally, click here.

To learn more about her website, visit here.

For her LinkedIn page, go here.

For her Twitter, click this link.

EP116: Jody Steinhauer - Doing Well By Doing Good

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It's not just about you.

Our guest, Jody Steinhauer, founder of The Bargains Group and the charity, Engage & Change is fuelled by her entrepreneurial passion and commitment to assisting others.

She started the Bargains Group (TBG) to help retailers save money on wholesale clothing and accessories. Since 1988, Jody has grown TBG from her apartment to a multi-million dollar-a-year business.

As well, she created Engage & Change to give people and companies the opportunity to do group volunteer projects that assemble and build vital supply kits for the homeless.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of loving what you're doing
  • Figure out how you're going to give back
  • What impact you will have on people

To learn more about Jody, visit here.

To check out the Bargains Group, click this link.

For her LinkedIn page, click here.

For her Twitter, go here.

EP115: Stuart Knight - Push Yourself Further To Reach Your Goals

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Don't stop.

Stuart Knight, the founder and owner of Stuart Knight Productions, never did.

He's all about pushing himself especially when he believes in a goal he's pursuing such as making the decision to help people live up to their full potential.

At 24 years old, he started to write an inspiring theatre show for young people and was recognized by Coca Cola then went on tour for three years.

Throughout that time, some of the world’s biggest business leaders recognized Stuart as a visionary who could help their organization reach new levels of success. 

Today, he travels to different countries to speak and help companies learn what it takes to be the best.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of having mentors 
  • Identify what the first year of your business would look like
  • How to make sure you have the right advertisement

To learn more about Stuart, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Instagram, discover here.

For his Twitter, go here.

EP114: Russ Ruffino - Focus On Serving Not Selling

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When you focus on serving, you position yourself up for keen, determined and loyal clients.

Our returning guest, Russ Ruffino, CEO of Clients On Demand (COD), decided to switch his company's focus to just one thing ---- they enroll new clients over the phone.

It allows them to have a conversation with someone who is interested in buying COD's offerings and most importantly, to get to know the person. 

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of choosing who you work with
  • Knowing what outcome you provide your audience
  • What are the wrong ways people position themselves in the market

To learn more about Russ, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, go here.

For his Facebook page, check this out.

For his Twitter, explore here.

To listen to his previous podcast episode, click this link.

EP113: Patrick Francey - Why Having A Support Network Is Important For Your Success

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Your inner circle.

Having the support of people that have the same interests and goals as you will increase your chances of success.

Patrick Francey, President of Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) and host of The Everyday Millionaire podcast, plays a key role contributing to the vision, development and growth of REIN.

Patrick and his team provide support, guidance and strategic financial growth solutions for real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and a like-minded community.

REIN supports business owners and real estate investors to grow and develop their business on a foundation of strength, stability, capacity and sustainability.

Today, its members have transacted more than 37,000 properties, representing more than $4.1 billion dollars of real estate. 

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of having a support network
  • Knowing the difference between motion and action
  • Why looking after yourself everyday is important

To learn more about REIN website, visit here.

To listen to his podcast, The Everyday Millionaire, go here.

For his LinkedIn page, check this out.

For his Twitter, discover here.

EP112: Mark Bowden - How To Understand Body Language In Life & Business Situations

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Our returning guest, Mark Bowden, who co-wrote the book, Truth & Lies: What People Are Really Thinking, has helped thousands of people understand body language and human behaviour.

His book is a wonderful guide and process to figuring out what's going in a person, in a relationship, in business and in life and will increase your awareness of other people.

He believes we need to get better at thinking more clearly and reading people better in 1-on-1 interaction situations and understanding the non-verbal communication that will lead to our success.

During this interview, you’ll also discover…

  • The importance of asking for the sale effectively
  • What is your core content and idea
  • Insights to reading body language

To learn more about his website, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Twitter, discover here.

To buy his book, Truth & Lies: What People Are Really Thinking, go here.

EP111: Gil Blutrich - Master Self-Discipline For Business Success

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Are you focused enough?

Our guest, Gil Blutrich, who is an Israeli-Canadian real estate entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Skyline Investments, had struggled along his journey. 

He was a very open and positive guy who would get distracted easily before it took some time to discipline himself to focus on what he was doing.

Once he figured it out, he ignited his inner drive which made him very successful.

Today, Skyline Investments has a presence in 37 North American cities, owns 3,300 hotel rooms and a few well known Canadian resorts and is still expanding.

During this interview, you’ll also discover…

  • The importance of having a decisive commitment to your work
  • What is your vision and goals for your business
  • Why you need to get a deep understanding in the market you're in

To learn more about his website, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Twitter, go here.

EP110: Stephen Mansfield - Regaining Masculinity In A Changing World

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Have men lost their way?

Our guest, Stephen Mansfield, who is a best-selling author, wants to identify what a genuine man does including the virtues, the habits, the disciplines, the duties, the actions of true manhood.

His speeches are rich in history and infused with a rowdy brand of humour. He has spoken at schools like Harvard and the United States Military Academy, for many of America’s leading corporations, and at gatherings of executive leaders worldwide.

During this interview, you’ll also discover…

  • The importance of reducing your busyness from 10% to 20%
  • Finding mentors that are more experienced and connected to your life goals
  • How resting more can benefit you

To learn more about Stephen, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Facebook, go here.

For his Twitter, discover here.

To buy his books, click this link.

EP109: Richard Cooper - How To Be A Better Version Of Yourself

Divorce.

It’s an awful thing.

Our guest, Richard Cooper, who is an entrepreneur and coach, had to go through it and it knocked him down.

After a few years, he started talking to mentors and getting their advice.

He began to make better decisions.

Today, he helps thousands of men identify the root of their problem, present a clear analysis, and give actionable advice when it comes to surviving the separation successfully, building relationships and running a successful business.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • What are the top 3 mistakes men make
  • How to recognize and stop the old habits that don't work for you
  • The benefits of moving forward and chasing excellence

To learn more about his website, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Twitter, discover here.

For his Instagram, explore here.

EP108: Dr. Greg Wells - Practicing Focus, Creativity & Effectiveness In Your Life

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The mobile phone.

It's one of the most amazing advances in all of human history.

But most of the time, it keeps us distracted and affects our mental health.

Our returning guest, Dr. Greg Wells co-wrote a book, The Focus Effect, with Bruce Bowser that perfected the art of unplugging from technology and plugging into reality.

It discusses strategies ranging from practicing healthy mindfulness and meditation, reserving tech-free time, and performing power work to a revolutionary plan for a hyperproductive workday.

You'll learn everything that's needed to activate sustainable, balanced, and successful routines in all areas of life.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of taking control
  • How to set up your day for success
  • How to establish a world class routine

To learn more about Greg, visit here.

To buy the book, The Focus Effect, check this out.

EP107: Daniel Levine & Steven Pulver - You Need To Disconnect To Connect

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Connect without any distractions.

If you're just looking at the status quo in business, you're always going to do the same things and end up being just like your competitors.

Daniel Levine and Steven Pulver, who are the co-founders of the Fireside Conference, recognized the importance of getting away from technology, pitching, business cards, and name tags for a little while to truly form relationships with top people in their communities.

It takes courage and confidence to do something completely new and different, but that is the best way to carve up a new niche within a particular market.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of human-to-human personal connection
  • Why unplugging yourself will help with your personal life
  • Why partnership is one of the keys that will lead you to success

To learn more about the Fireside Conference, visit here.

EP106: Marilou Seavey - Tools & Techniques On Developing Your Ideal Self

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How do you define yourself?

People who want to make a difference in the world are happier, healthier, live longer and find more opportunities coming to them because of who they are at the core of their being.

Our guest, Marilou Seavey co-founded the MindBridge® Training Institute and has taught the essentials of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) training to Fortune 500 Executives, entertainers, small business owners, senior political advisors, and life-long learners for over 30 years.

She creates opportunity potential for clients to achieve peak performance levels, develop leadership qualities, enrich relationships, and create sustainable personal change.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of having a great marketing strategy
  • How to connect with people on a level that's important to them
  • How to utilize social media tools

To learn more about her website, visit here.

For her LinkedIn page, click here.

For her Facebook, click this link.

For her Twitter, discover here.

EP105: Tim Hentschel - Hard Work & Determination Breed Success

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There is no substitute for hard work.

Tim Hentschel, who is the CEO and co-founder of HotelPlanner.com, agrees.

He's always had the drive to keep innovating and the product of his hard work was HotelPlanner.com. 

It's the world's largest provider of online group hotel bookings and event management services.

Today, HotelPlanner.com has helped over 4 million group and event planners and had over $7 billion in group hotel revenues passing through its hotel planners system worldwide.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of self belief to be successful
  • Being able to see what's working and what's not right away
  • What are the four C's of life

To learn more about Tim's website, click here.

For his Facebook page, visit here.

For his LinkedIn page, click this link.

For his Twitter, discover here.

EP104: Kevin Snook - The Magical Combination To Help You Transform Your Business

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Align process.

Leading a highly successful manufacturing company can be simple, enjoyable, and thoroughly rewarding - if you align the process from the frontline to the bottom line.

Our guest, Kevin Snook, who is an entrepreneur, founder, consultant and author of Make It Right, advises manufacturing CEOs around the world to help them transform their businesses and deliver breakthrough results by giving frontline employees the information, tools, and capability to make the best decisions every minute of the day.

Kevin has a deep sense of what it takes to deliver the magical combination of growth and stability in manufacturing companies and he as gone further by learning how to make that outcome simple.

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of mentors and peers to your success
  • How clarity makes a difference to your clients
  • The importance of the power of leverage

To listen to Kevin's podcast, click here.

For his Facebook page, visit here.

To get a copy of his book, Make It Right, check this out.

EP103: Kathleen Black - Use Your Challenges For Business Success

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Find a way.

Kathleen Black did.

She is the CEO of Kathleen Black Coaching & Consulting who used her past challenges to build a dynamic results-driven real estate business.

She dealt with plenty of adversity including a large amount of debt.

Today, she helps realtors across North America build top teams and take their businesses to incredible levels of success. 

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of knowing exactly what you want 
  • How choosing the right coach and mentors will give you great advice and support
  • Why you should care and invest in your clients

To visit Kathleen's website, click here.

For her LinkedIn, visit here.

For her Facebook page, discover here.

To get in touch with Kathleen, email her at info@kathleenspeaks.com.

EP102: Kai Bjorn - Perseverance Is The Key To Success

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It doesn't matter how long it takes to reach your goal, the most important thing is your willingness to persist and persevere.

Kai Bjorn started as a professional athlete in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and later, he would become involved in sailing.

Through hard work, patience and determination, he and his sailing team, Alinghi, won the America’s Cup in 2003.

Success would continue to follow him.

He would become Business Network International (BNI) Canada’s National Director where his passion for connecting with people and promoting the development of meaningful, long-term relationships would be a perfect fit. 

During this interview, you’ll discover…

  • The importance of having vision and goals in life
  • Asking and getting to know your competition
  • Why taking your time will put you in the right direction

To learn more about BNI, visit here.

For Kai's LinkedIn page, click here.

For his Twitter, discover here.