Ep 67: Making LifeStyle Your Business with Vernon Foster II

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In this day in age, entrepreneurship is equated with hustle, hustle, and hustle some more. It’s a noisy world of attention getting personal brands vying to be the next Gary Vaynerchuk or (insert your favorite influencer here)

In this episode, I chatted with a nomadic entrepreneur who loves the hustle of building a business, but also has the same intense passion for adventure. He’s traveled the world, pursing his love for adventure and culture while managing his businesses remotely. Life style first then he figures out how to build a business around that.

Vernon Foster II is the founder of Pod Parrot (A done for you podcast service agency) and co-founder of Lead Magnets Fast where his company helps online businesses create a quick and effective lead magnet.

This was the first time Vernon and I connected online. We had great chemistry and it truly felt like I was talking to a good friend. We talked about travel, saying YES and taking that big leap of faith, online business, and some golden advice for anyone who is hesitant about making a change in their lives.

This was fun conversation and I look forward to staying in touch with Vernon. He’s such a cool cat and I really admire his philosophy in life. I believe you’ll enjoy this conversation as well. Let me know what you think afterwards.  Cheers!

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Ep 65: Personal Growth, Networking, And Freedom with Gelie Akhenblit

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Hello and welcome back!

In today’s episode, I chat with Gelie Akhenbit who is a mother, entrepreneur and founder of Networking Phoenix. In 2008, she turned in her pink slip and left her corporate job to start a new business. Not an easy thing to do, but she had a calling for something more.

We dive deep into Gelie’s story on why she decided to leave her job. The importance of changing your mind set in becoming an entrepreneur and the emotional hurdle she had to overcome.

Since leaving her job, Gelie has launched a successful online platform which is devoted to connecting people on and off line. Helping people to network and build relationships. We’re both on the same mission which is why I’m super excited to share this conversation with you.

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Ep 61: From tragedy to transformation with Jennifer Vondran

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Last Friday, I attended Kathy Bass’s red carpet premiere of “Entrepreneur, the movie” at Aloft Houston Downtown. I had the privilege of seeing the pre-screening back in December, but this event was taken to whole other level. I’m talking red carpet, a delicious gin cocktail called “Curation” by Roxor, great food and a room full of entrepreneurial minded people. It was great night and was honored to be a part of this event.

A special thanks/kudos to Kathy Bass who was on episode 56 for the invite and for giving herself permission to share her story with the world. Amazing job, my friend!

On a different note, let’s get to today’s episode because this one is live and one of those unexpected conversations you luckily stumble upon while being at the right place, right time.

In this episode, I chatted with Jennifer Vondran of Keystone Scientific (The Applied Solution) where we discussed networking, being a first time entrepreneur, and how we’re both big Rocky fans. True Story. One of the most vulnerable moments in this conversation was when she shared a tragic moment in her life that transformed everything. Take a listen.

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Ep 60: Why Good F##king Design Matters with Brian Buirge

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Today, I dig into the vault of ever green interviews and pull out an episode I recorded back in 2014. Yup, you read it right. Back in 2014, I interviewed co-founder of Good Fucking Design Advice, Brian Buirge who delivered so many “value” bombs that I had to share with you.

In this episode, you’ll discover

  • Why you should just start and stop thinking
  • The importance of connecting with others
  • Why Design Matters
  • And more…

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Ep 57: Who’s Holding You Accountable with Ozeal

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Hope you’re having a great week. Ready for Christmas? Yes? No? or I’m over it already? Frankly, I haven’t been in the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe because Houston’s fickle weather doesn’t allow me to OR it’s just gotten too watered down with over-consumption BS. Probably it’s a mixture of the two. Anyhoooowww…..

In today’s episode, I go SOLO to share with you something I’ve been thinking about lately. Far too often, we go on this entrepreneurial journey laser-beamed focused with our blinders on. Oblivious to everything around of us. Some of those things are vital to our success, but they go ignored because we’re in “hustle” mode.

I had a coffee meeting with a entrepreneur friend of mine who prompted me into becoming accountability partners.Without hesitation, I said “Hell Yes, let’s do this”  I’m not sure what took me so long to look into my inner circle and find someone who could hold me accountable for all my actions or inactions.

Real talk! We all need some ONE who can hold us accountable. All the successful people we know have coaches and people that put them in check. Keeping them focused and on task. So why do we put off the great benefit of having some one like that in our lives? Forget the reasons. Bottom line. Find accountability partner ASAP.

Not only will you be held up to your own fire, but these particular conversations can teach you a thing or two about your business. It can teach you ALOT about yourself. What do you need to work on personally, emotionally, and as a business person?

In this episode, I share more about the conversation I had with my new accountability partner and how it inspired me like no other. Take a listen and please feel free to share your thoughts below.

Cheers and have a great Christmas!

Ozeal