The StartupCamp Podcast with Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/ Each week, we deliver advice from some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Tune in to a show created for the startups, entrepreneurs, and everyday dreamers that want to learn how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people, and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders. Your host, Chris Graebe, is a multi-million dollar e-commerce entrepreneur, a former reality show star, and a man passionate about seeing people win in life and in business. *To suggest a guest for our show, or host Chris on your show, please email lindsay@startupcamp.com. Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:29:02 +0000 en-US © 2018 StartupCamp StartupCamp, hosted by Chris Graebe, is a weekly interview with high performance leaders bringing practical wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs, bloggers, and dreamers. Chris Graebe Chris Graebe chris@startupcamp.com Each week, we deliver advice from some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Tune in to a show created for the startups, entrepreneurs, and everyday dreamers that want to learn how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people, and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders. Your host, Chris Graebe, is a multi-million dollar e-commerce entrepreneur, a former reality show star, and a man passionate about seeing people win in life and in business. *To suggest a guest for our show, or host Chris on your show, please email lindsay@startupcamp.com. Each week, we deliver advice from some of the greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers. Tune in to a show created for the startups, entrepreneurs, and everyday dreamers that want to learn how to form strong ideas, launch lucrative ventures, position their brand, love their people, and develop business models that offer freedom to their founders. Your host, Chris Graebe, is a multi-million dollar e-commerce entrepreneur, a former reality show star, and a man passionate about seeing people win in life and in business. *To suggest a guest for our show, or host Chris on your show, please email lindsay@startupcamp.com. StartupCamp chris@startupcamp.com clean No https://startupcamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/SC-Podcast-Profile.jpg The StartupCamp Podcast with Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/ https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Make Better Decisions Now with Annie Duke https://startupcamp.com/podcast/make-better-decisions-now-annie-duke/ Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:00:07 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=40223 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,learn,lessons,success How to take charge of your decision-making

Annie Duke was so close to receiving her PhD in psychology. Yet a chronic illness left her in the hospital, unable to work. Having a knack for poker, she decided to try playing professionally.

During nearly twenty years as a professional poker player, she won millions of dollars and holds a World Series of Poker bracelet. Now, she’s a consultant, speaker, and the author of Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts.

As an entrepreneur, you’ll make thousands of decisions – and you’ll rarely have all the facts. Some will be life-altering and others will have no impact. Annie Duke helps us navigate the decision-making process so you can move forward with confidence, even in uncertainty.

“We have this battle between the person who we are right now and the person we want to be in the future.”

There are many reasons we make poor decisions, but one reason is that we only take short-term gain into account. That’s why we have to be time-travelers—in a manner of speaking, Annie says. Taking a moment to think, “What would Future Me think say about this situation?” could change what you do today, at this moment. A large source of frustration is probably a blip to your future self. The idea of this exercise is to give yourself some much-needed objectivity.

“You should wrap your arms around [uncertainty] and give it a big ol’ hug.”

The power of “I’m not sure” might surprise you.

First, saying, “I’m not sure” isn’t the same as, “I have no idea.”

You probably know, based on your best guess and your values, what you will do after listening to this podcast episode. By leaving room for some uncertainty, you’re opening your mind up to alternate paths and decisions.

By the same token, having complete certainty in your beliefs can be limiting. If you only seek out information that confirms your beliefs, you’re missing out on potentially valuable information from an opposing side.

You’re never going to be 100% certain. But if you’re certain enough, that should be enough.

“Why am I here?”

You can do the math and make your decision tree (she explains how in the episode) to get clarity on your position. But all of that may not matter if you don’t know how you got to where you’re at. You have to carefully consider emotional angles as well as logical ones when you’re weighing decisions—one of the reasons why a pros and cons list won’t cut it for decision-making.

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How to take charge of your decision-making

Annie Duke was so close to receiving her PhD in psychology. Yet a chronic illness left her in the hospital, unable to work. Having a knack for poker, she decided to try playing professionally.

During nearly twenty years as a professional poker player, she won millions of dollars and holds a World Series of Poker bracelet. Now, she’s a consultant, speaker, and the author of Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts.

As an entrepreneur, you’ll make thousands of decisions – and you’ll rarely have all the facts. Some will be life-altering and others will have no impact. Annie Duke helps us navigate the decision-making process so you can move forward with confidence, even in uncertainty.

“We have this battle between the person who we are right now and the person we want to be in the future.”

There are many reasons we make poor decisions, but one reason is that we only take short-term gain into account. That’s why we have to be time-travelers—in a manner of speaking, Annie says. Taking a moment to think, “What would Future Me think say about this situation?” could change what you do today, at this moment. A large source of frustration is probably a blip to your future self. The idea of this exercise is to give yourself some much-needed objectivity.

“You should wrap your arms around [uncertainty] and give it a big ol’ hug.”

The power of “I’m not sure” might surprise you.

First, saying, “I’m not sure” isn’t the same as, “I have no idea.”

You probably know, based on your best guess and your values, what you will do after listening to this podcast episode. By leaving room for some uncertainty, you’re opening your mind up to alternate paths and deci]]> How to take charge of your decision-making

Annie Duke was so close to receiving her PhD in psychology. Yet a chronic illness left her in the hospital, unable to work. Having a knack for poker, she decided to try playing professionally.

During nearly twenty years as a professional poker player, she won millions of dollars and holds a World Series of Poker bracelet. Now, she’s a consultant, speaker, and the author of Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts.

As an entrepreneur, you’ll make thousands of decisions – and you’ll rarely have all the facts. Some will be life-altering and others will have no impact. Annie Duke helps us navigate the decision-making process so you can move forward with confidence, even in uncertainty.

“We have this battle between the person who we are right now and the person we want to be in the future.”

There are many reasons we make poor decisions, but one reason is that we only take short-term gain into account. That’s why we have to be time-travelers—in a manner of speaking, Annie says. Taking a moment to think, “What would Future Me think say about this situation?” could change what you do today, at this moment. A large source of frustration is probably a blip to your future self. The idea of this exercise is to give yourself some much-needed objectivity.

“You should wrap your arms around [uncertainty] and give it a big ol’ hug.”

The power of “I’m not sure” might surprise you.

First, saying, “I’m not sure” isn’t the same as, “I have no idea.”

You probably know, based on your best guess and your values, what you will do after listening to this podcast episode. By leaving room for some uncertainty, you’re opening your mind up to alternate paths and deci]]> clean No no no 48:46 Chris Graebe Staying Motivated in Your Business with Scott Belsky https://startupcamp.com/podcast/essential-insights-scott-belsky/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:26:17 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=40055 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,learn,lessons,motivation,small business,startup,success How to actually work on and in your business without becoming discouraged

Co-founder of Behance, Scott Belsky, kept a notebook called “Essential Insights” handy during meetings and phone conversations with creative entrepreneurs. Whenever he’d hear something poignant, he’d jot it down, with the intention of putting it into practice in his business and personal life.

Flipping through the pages and realizing he’d collected 860+ insights, he started to organize them into categories (Endurance, Optimization, The Final Mile). Through this framework, his book The Messy Middle was born.

Here at Startupcamp, we often focus on how to start a business. You may have heard or read a lot about entrepreneurs selling their businesses. But what happens in between? How do entrepreneurs sustain their creative drive and their motivation to continue, even when things seem bleak?

Scott Belsky speaks to the silent struggle of entrepreneurship: the day-in, day-out battle of keeping your business alive and well. It’s a must-listen for any would-be entrepreneur. Listen now.

“The competitive advantage of most start-ups is sticking together long enough to figure it out.”

How many times have you seen a budding entrepreneur post on social media that they’re starting a business, and six months to a year later, the thought pops into your head: what happened to so-and-so and their startup?

When you’re working towards a long-term goal, Scott says, you’re suddenly at odds with the short-term rewards system on which the nine-to-five world operates: getting paid every two weeks, bonuses at the end of the year, perhaps a scheduled vacation or days off. People fool themselves into thinking a long-term goal can sustain them on a day-to-day basis, when that may not be the case.

The solution? You have to create your own short-term milestones and celebrate them, no matter how trivial they may seem. You have to create a culture where people show up, even if it’s an act of love.

“Great teams are made by developing a process or way of being that is constantly optimized.”

Optimizing the right aspect of your business is part of scaling—but how do you know what to optimize? Scott says it’s not about fixing what’s broken. Instead, if something works, improve it. Make it the best it can be before improving anything else.

It’s not just about A/B testing what color on a button drives the most conversions. It’s about A/B testing systems within your business, too.

“Part of the job of the entrepreneur is to accept the burden of constantly processing uncertainty.”

Even on his honeymoon in Thailand, part of Scott’s brain was back at his office, worrying about his team and the finances. He says that like a computer dedicating 20-30% of its RAM to maintaining the operating system, you too will have a portion of your brain always thinking about your business and worrying about its future.

Success corrupts, Scott says. When people start receiving attention, they stop paying attention. You can sustain your business only if you remain aware of the opportunities surrounding you.

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Co-founder of Behance, Scott Belsky, kept a notebook called “Essential Insights” handy during meetings and phone conversations with creative entrepreneurs. Whenever he’d hear something poignant, he’d jot it down, with the intention of putting it into practice in his business and personal life.

Flipping through the pages and realizing he’d collected 860+ insights, he started to organize them into categories (Endurance, Optimization, The Final Mile). Through this framework, his book The Messy Middle was born.

Here at Startupcamp, we often focus on how to start a business. You may have heard or read a lot about entrepreneurs selling their businesses. But what happens in between? How do entrepreneurs sustain their creative drive and their motivation to continue, even when things seem bleak?

Scott Belsky speaks to the silent struggle of entrepreneurship: the day-in, day-out battle of keeping your business alive and well. It’s a must-listen for any would-be entrepreneur. Listen now.

“The competitive advantage of most start-ups is sticking together long enough to figure it out.”

How many times have you seen a budding entrepreneur post on social media that they’re starting a business, and six months to a year later, the thought pops into your head: what happened to so-and-so and their startup?

When you’re working towards a long-term goal, Scott says, you’re suddenly at odds with the short-term rewards system on which the nine-to-five world operates: getting paid every two weeks, bonuses at the end of the year, perhaps a scheduled vacation or days off. People fool themselves into thinking a long-term goal can sustain them on a day-to-day basis, when that may not be the case.

The solution? You have to create your own short-term milestones and celebrate them, no matter how trivial they may seem. ]]> How to actually work on and in your business without becoming discouraged

Co-founder of Behance, Scott Belsky, kept a notebook called “Essential Insights” handy during meetings and phone conversations with creative entrepreneurs. Whenever he’d hear something poignant, he’d jot it down, with the intention of putting it into practice in his business and personal life.

Flipping through the pages and realizing he’d collected 860+ insights, he started to organize them into categories (Endurance, Optimization, The Final Mile). Through this framework, his book The Messy Middle was born.

Here at Startupcamp, we often focus on how to start a business. You may have heard or read a lot about entrepreneurs selling their businesses. But what happens in between? How do entrepreneurs sustain their creative drive and their motivation to continue, even when things seem bleak?

Scott Belsky speaks to the silent struggle of entrepreneurship: the day-in, day-out battle of keeping your business alive and well. It’s a must-listen for any would-be entrepreneur. Listen now.

“The competitive advantage of most start-ups is sticking together long enough to figure it out.”

How many times have you seen a budding entrepreneur post on social media that they’re starting a business, and six months to a year later, the thought pops into your head: what happened to so-and-so and their startup?

When you’re working towards a long-term goal, Scott says, you’re suddenly at odds with the short-term rewards system on which the nine-to-five world operates: getting paid every two weeks, bonuses at the end of the year, perhaps a scheduled vacation or days off. People fool themselves into thinking a long-term goal can sustain them on a day-to-day basis, when that may not be the case.

The solution? You have to create your own short-term milestones and celebrate them, no matter how trivial they may seem. ]]> clean No no no 31:57 Chris Graebe Being A Warrior with Erwin McManus https://startupcamp.com/podcast/being-a-warrior-erwin-mcmanus/ Tue, 28 May 2019 09:00:55 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39951 business,character,creativity,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,lessons,success How to find inner peace to achieve exterior success.

When Erwin McManus was fourteen, he started his first business: a lawn mowing company. He’d approach corporations and affluent houses and earn ten to fifteen times what other kids earned mowing suburban homes in his own neighborhood.

Since then, he’s started multiple companies in film and fashion and is the lead pastor of Mosaic. Most recently, he’s the author of The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.

We have to recognize, Erwin says, that inner peace is a daily struggle. It’s never over. Life doesn’t get easier. Instead, we have to challenge ourselves to be stronger, every day, to be ready for whatever comes our way tomorrow. It’s this mindset that has guided him through his entrepreneurial successes and failures. Listen now.

“Your power is silent.”

Erwin’s grandfather had a profound impact on him. He could walk into a room without making a sound. He never raised his voice. People who yell, he said, are powerless. They try to fill the space with noise because they know they have no impact.

From his grandfather, Erwin learned the idea of “being invisible” and having silent power. Making decisions is a silent power. Affecting people’s values, even when you’re not in the room—that’s also a silent power. Learning to nurture people to find good ideas, instead of being an idea person—another silent power.

The idea is not to intimidate or drive others away. Instead, pull people in. This is how you will have the most impact.

“I can tell you, the peace I’ve had, I’ve lost many times.”

After waking up after a six-hour surgery during his battle with cancer, Erwin immediately got out of his hospital bed to go for a walk. He refused medication. He wanted to stand in his pain; he knew if he withstood raw, physical pain, he could face anything life threw at him.  

Erwin doesn’t just open up about his physical pain. One morning, Erwin woke up to discover that his business partner had stolen his business. All the profit Erwin had reinvested, everything that Erwin had built, was gone—he estimates a loss of $5 to $6 million. He was devastated, not just by the loss, but by the betrayal.

A week later, his former partner calls him, asking him to fly to New York to negotiate a buy-back.

Erwin’s response? “Keep it.”

It took years, support from his family, and inner strength to recover, but Erwin stands firm and has no regrets or bitterness towards his former partner. “They didn’t have a strategy for generosity. They only had a strategy for greed.”

Erwin’s warm personality draws you in, no matter if he’s detailing the business ventures of his youth or his financial hardships.

“If you are dealing with this internal struggle, you’re a warrior. It takes incredible courage to own the fact that there’s stuff inside you that you need to deal with.”

]]> How to find inner peace to achieve exterior success.

When Erwin McManus was fourteen, he started his first business: a lawn mowing company. He’d approach corporations and affluent houses and earn ten to fifteen times what other kids earned mowing suburban homes in his own neighborhood.

Since then, he’s started multiple companies in film and fashion and is the lead pastor of Mosaic. Most recently, he’s the author of The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.

We have to recognize, Erwin says, that inner peace is a daily struggle. It’s never over. Life doesn’t get easier. Instead, we have to challenge ourselves to be stronger, every day, to be ready for whatever comes our way tomorrow. It’s this mindset that has guided him through his entrepreneurial successes and failures. Listen now.

“Your power is silent.”

Erwin’s grandfather had a profound impact on him. He could walk into a room without making a sound. He never raised his voice. People who yell, he said, are powerless. They try to fill the space with noise because they know they have no impact.

From his grandfather, Erwin learned the idea of “being invisible” and having silent power. Making decisions is a silent power. Affecting people’s values, even when you’re not in the room—that’s also a silent power. Learning to nurture people to find good ideas, instead of being an idea person—another silent power.

The idea is not to intimidate or drive others away. Instead, pull people in. This is how you will have the most impact.

“I can tell you, the peace I’ve had, I’ve lost many times.”

After waking up after a six-hour surgery during his battle with cancer, Erwin immediately got out of his hospital bed to go for a walk. He refused medication. He wanted to stand in his pain; he knew if he withstood raw, physical pain, he could face anything life threw]]> How to find inner peace to achieve exterior success.

When Erwin McManus was fourteen, he started his first business: a lawn mowing company. He’d approach corporations and affluent houses and earn ten to fifteen times what other kids earned mowing suburban homes in his own neighborhood.

Since then, he’s started multiple companies in film and fashion and is the lead pastor of Mosaic. Most recently, he’s the author of The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace.

We have to recognize, Erwin says, that inner peace is a daily struggle. It’s never over. Life doesn’t get easier. Instead, we have to challenge ourselves to be stronger, every day, to be ready for whatever comes our way tomorrow. It’s this mindset that has guided him through his entrepreneurial successes and failures. Listen now.

“Your power is silent.”

Erwin’s grandfather had a profound impact on him. He could walk into a room without making a sound. He never raised his voice. People who yell, he said, are powerless. They try to fill the space with noise because they know they have no impact.

From his grandfather, Erwin learned the idea of “being invisible” and having silent power. Making decisions is a silent power. Affecting people’s values, even when you’re not in the room—that’s also a silent power. Learning to nurture people to find good ideas, instead of being an idea person—another silent power.

The idea is not to intimidate or drive others away. Instead, pull people in. This is how you will have the most impact.

“I can tell you, the peace I’ve had, I’ve lost many times.”

After waking up after a six-hour surgery during his battle with cancer, Erwin immediately got out of his hospital bed to go for a walk. He refused medication. He wanted to stand in his pain; he knew if he withstood raw, physical pain, he could face anything life threw]]> clean No no no 48:16 Chris Graebe The Proximity Principle with Ken Coleman https://startupcamp.com/podcast/the-proximity-principle-ken-coleman/ Thu, 23 May 2019 09:00:25 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39865 business,connection,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,fear,growth,lessons,relationships,success How to surround yourself with the right people and find your sweet spot

For much of his young life, Ken wanted to work in politics. But when the opportunity finally arose, he realized—that’s not what I’m passionate about.

His passion had been awakened years before when he stood on stage as the lead in the high school play. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and that was it. It took some more years of searching and refining to define his passion and mission exactly: it wasn’t just the performance, but the pressure of performing live and impacting others… that was his true calling.

Now, Ken focuses on helping others discover their strengths and passions. He hosts The Ken Coleman Show, a daily national radio show and podcast. He’s also the author of The Proximity Principle, where he explains the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

Ken Coleman reminds us that pursuing our passion isn’t easy; it means facing our inner demons on a daily basis, no matter how much success we achieve. Listen now.

“Each person was created to fulfill a unique role.”

Ken’s ultimate mission is to help people find their sweet spot—where their talent meets their passion. When people call into his show each day, he doesn’t know what he’s getting. That’s his passion: the pressure to perform live and deliver wisdom to a real person who needs it to move forward.

But it took self-reflection, pursuing careers he wasn’t passionate about, and the humility to learn for him to arrive in a place where he can perform each day.

It also meant learning to recognize the voices of fear and doubt.

“A chain, a rope, can render a powerful animal powerless.”

If you go to the zoo, Ken says, you might see a lion or a tiger chained up or locked behind a fence. We walk by and we yawn because we are safe. But if we see that animal in the wild? We run.

We tether ourselves with the chain and ropes of fear and doubt. How many times have you thought, “I don’t think I can do this”? How many times has a loved one told you, “Take the safe route, stay in your nine-to-five”? Fear chains us to where we are and doubt makes us question our abilities.

That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with the right people—the five archetypes Ken mentions are the professor, the mentor, the producer, the peer, and the professional. These people aren’t afraid to tell you when you are wrong and will support you when you’re right. If you seek them out, they will teach you what you need to know so you can move closer to where you want to be.

“It’s not the awards. It’s not the rewards. It’s the significance.”

Once we find our passion and turn it into a career, it can sustain us, but it’s not about us. What we create through our passion serves others. You want to go bed every day asking, “Did what I did today matter?” and “What can I do better tomorrow?”

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For much of his young life, Ken wanted to work in politics. But when the opportunity finally arose, he realized—that’s not what I’m passionate about.

His passion had been awakened years before when he stood on stage as the lead in the high school play. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and that was it. It took some more years of searching and refining to define his passion and mission exactly: it wasn’t just the performance, but the pressure of performing live and impacting others… that was his true calling.

Now, Ken focuses on helping others discover their strengths and passions. He hosts The Ken Coleman Show, a daily national radio show and podcast. He’s also the author of The Proximity Principle, where he explains the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

Ken Coleman reminds us that pursuing our passion isn’t easy; it means facing our inner demons on a daily basis, no matter how much success we achieve. Listen now.

“Each person was created to fulfill a unique role.”

Ken’s ultimate mission is to help people find their sweet spot—where their talent meets their passion. When people call into his show each day, he doesn’t know what he’s getting. That’s his passion: the pressure to perform live and deliver wisdom to a real person who needs it to move forward.

But it took self-reflection, pursuing careers he wasn’t passionate about, and the humility to learn for him to arrive in a place where he can perform each day.

It also meant learning to recognize the voices of fear and doubt.

“A]]> How to surround yourself with the right people and find your sweet spot

For much of his young life, Ken wanted to work in politics. But when the opportunity finally arose, he realized—that’s not what I’m passionate about.

His passion had been awakened years before when he stood on stage as the lead in the high school play. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and that was it. It took some more years of searching and refining to define his passion and mission exactly: it wasn’t just the performance, but the pressure of performing live and impacting others… that was his true calling.

Now, Ken focuses on helping others discover their strengths and passions. He hosts The Ken Coleman Show, a daily national radio show and podcast. He’s also the author of The Proximity Principle, where he explains the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

Ken Coleman reminds us that pursuing our passion isn’t easy; it means facing our inner demons on a daily basis, no matter how much success we achieve. Listen now.

“Each person was created to fulfill a unique role.”

Ken’s ultimate mission is to help people find their sweet spot—where their talent meets their passion. When people call into his show each day, he doesn’t know what he’s getting. That’s his passion: the pressure to perform live and deliver wisdom to a real person who needs it to move forward.

But it took self-reflection, pursuing careers he wasn’t passionate about, and the humility to learn for him to arrive in a place where he can perform each day.

It also meant learning to recognize the voices of fear and doubt.

“A]]> clean No no no 55:40 Chris Graebe Bring Your Most Evolved Self To Work with Cy Wakeman https://startupcamp.com/podcast/bring-evolved-self-to-work-cy-wakeman/ Thu, 16 May 2019 09:00:41 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39708 business,growth,leadership,lessons,strengths,success,work Say goodbye to the hidden costs of your business and hello to change

Cy Wakeman hadn’t planned on being a drama researcher. She’d earned such a reputation during her time as a social worker and health administrator that, during her first maternity leave, she received numerous calls to help or manage leaders. Eventually, she started speaking. Her accountant finally looked at her and said, “You have to start a business.”

Drama is emotional waste that can be upcycled, Cy proposes. Her unique approach has helped multiple leaders and businesses transform the way they show up to work by diffusing or eliminating gossip and complaining. Two years in a row, she was named one of the Top Global Leadership Gurus and she’s a Top 100 Leadership Expert to Follow on Twitter.

Now, in her book (and podcast of the same name) No Ego, she dispels the myths of change (it’s not that hard) and engagement (it doesn’t always drive results). Listen now.

“Drama is fueled by the way we lead; it’s not just the cost of doing business.”

When you get a bunch of people together, you might expect that some won’t get along. That’s just the way it is. Right?

Cy disagrees. You can actively reduce drama in your organization. If you engage with your employees but you don’t hold them accountable (or worse, if they don’t hold themselves accountable), they become entitled. Time spent complaining or feeling victimized is unproductive, and by calling people to greatness and holding them accountable, you can increase output and wellbeing.

“We need to insist that people quit being shocked by change.”

During her daily meetings, Cy asks her team to share what they’re consuming, be it podcasts, books, or other media. This is part of increasing accountability and change readiness.

One of the greatest misconceptions in the workplace is that change is hard. Change isn’t hard, Cy says. Change is only hard for the unready. Everyone is responsible for their own growth. When you have leaders that sympathize and coddle, you decrease their accountability for action. A well-rounded, educated team that is curious about the world is adaptable to change and doesn’t play the victim or blame their environment for their circumstances.

“What can I do to stop judging and start helping?”

Picture a light switch on your head. People have two states, Cy says. You have a high-self and a low-self. The low self is the victim and blames the world for their circumstances – it’s full of ego. The high self looks inward and wonders, what’s my part in this mess? Switching between them requires self-reflection. If you can switch your team to be more accountable, you can create more collaborative, helpful team members.

Cy has been called “the secret weapon to restoring sanity in the workplace,” and we pretty much guarantee you’ll be rethinking how you show up tomorrow.

]]> Say goodbye to the hidden costs of your business and hello to change

Cy Wakeman hadn’t planned on being a drama researcher. She’d earned such a reputation during her time as a social worker and health administrator that, during her first maternity leave, she received numerous calls to help or manage leaders. Eventually, she started speaking. Her accountant finally looked at her and said, “You have to start a business.”

Drama is emotional waste that can be upcycled, Cy proposes. Her unique approach has helped multiple leaders and businesses transform the way they show up to work by diffusing or eliminating gossip and complaining. Two years in a row, she was named one of the Top Global Leadership Gurus and she’s a Top 100 Leadership Expert to Follow on Twitter.

Now, in her book (and podcast of the same name) No Ego, she dispels the myths of change (it’s not that hard) and engagement (it doesn’t always drive results). Listen now.

“Drama is fueled by the way we lead; it’s not just the cost of doing business.”

When you get a bunch of people together, you might expect that some won’t get along. That’s just the way it is. Right?

Cy disagrees. You can actively reduce drama in your organization. If you engage with your employees but you don’t hold them accountable (or worse, if they don’t hold themselves accountable), they become entitled. Time spent complaining or feeling victimized is unproductive, and by calling people to greatness and holding them accountable, you can increase output and wellbeing.

“We need to insist that people quit being shocked by change.”

During her daily meetings, Cy asks her team to share what they’re consuming, be it podcasts, books, or other media. This is part of increasing accountability and change readiness.

One of the greatest misconceptions in the workplac]]> Say goodbye to the hidden costs of your business and hello to change

Cy Wakeman hadn’t planned on being a drama researcher. She’d earned such a reputation during her time as a social worker and health administrator that, during her first maternity leave, she received numerous calls to help or manage leaders. Eventually, she started speaking. Her accountant finally looked at her and said, “You have to start a business.”

Drama is emotional waste that can be upcycled, Cy proposes. Her unique approach has helped multiple leaders and businesses transform the way they show up to work by diffusing or eliminating gossip and complaining. Two years in a row, she was named one of the Top Global Leadership Gurus and she’s a Top 100 Leadership Expert to Follow on Twitter.

Now, in her book (and podcast of the same name) No Ego, she dispels the myths of change (it’s not that hard) and engagement (it doesn’t always drive results). Listen now.

“Drama is fueled by the way we lead; it’s not just the cost of doing business.”

When you get a bunch of people together, you might expect that some won’t get along. That’s just the way it is. Right?

Cy disagrees. You can actively reduce drama in your organization. If you engage with your employees but you don’t hold them accountable (or worse, if they don’t hold themselves accountable), they become entitled. Time spent complaining or feeling victimized is unproductive, and by calling people to greatness and holding them accountable, you can increase output and wellbeing.

“We need to insist that people quit being shocked by change.”

During her daily meetings, Cy asks her team to share what they’re consuming, be it podcasts, books, or other media. This is part of increasing accountability and change readiness.

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He has his own private equity firm, a podcast with over ten million downloads, and he’s a college dropout. Today we’re speaking with Nathan Latka, founder of the Top Entrepreneurs Podcast, and author of How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital.

In this episode, Nathan takes us through four assumptions or rules other entrepreneur thought leaders espouse and why they are wrong: don’t focus on one thing (be a generalist), copy your competitors (it’s not the idea, it’s the execution), forget about goals (use systems instead), and don’t chase the trend (buy into what makes the trend hot). Listen now.

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He has his own private equity firm, a podcast with over ten million downloads, and he’s a college dropout. Today we’re speaking with Nathan Latka, founder of the Top Entrepreneurs Podcast, and author of How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital.

In this episode, Nathan takes us through four assumptions or rules other entrepreneur thought leaders espouse and why they are wrong: don’t focus on one thing (be a generalist), copy your competitors (it’s not the idea, it’s the execution), forget about goals (use systems instead), and don’t chase the trend (buy into what makes the trend hot). Listen now.

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How to take charge of your own distribution channels

He has his own private equity firm, a podcast with over ten million downloads, and he’s a college dropout. Today we’re speaking with Nathan Latka, founder of the Top Entrepreneurs Podcast, and author of How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital.

In this episode, Nathan takes us through four assumptions or rules other entrepreneur thought leaders espouse and why they are wrong: don’t focus on one thing (be a generalist), copy your competitors (it’s not the idea, it’s the execution), forget about goals (use systems instead), and don’t chase the trend (buy into what makes the trend hot). Listen now.

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clean No no no 39:55 Chris Graebe Remove Your Superhero Cape with Mike Michalowicz https://startupcamp.com/podcast/remove-your-superhero-cape-michael-michalowicz/ Thu, 09 May 2019 09:00:07 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39615 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,lessons,management,productivity,success How to design teams that solve your businesses’ problems so you can focus on what matters most

If you had no money, what would you do for a living? Michael Michalowicz knows the answer to this question personally because he’s been there. He built businesses, acquired wealth, lost it all (except his family) and started over. Now, he owns three companies, with three presidents, and spends his time working on his passion: writing actionable books for small business owners. His titles include The Pumpkin Patch and Profit First, and his newest is Clockwork: Design Your Business To Run Itself.

The goal of Clockwork is to choreograph yourself, your employees, and your clients to work cohesively towards a common goal. In this powerful episode, you’ll learn about Superhero Syndrome: the entrepreneur’s propensity to swoop in and fix your businesses’ problems, instead of allowing your employee to make mistakes and learn from failures. He also explains QBR (including updated concepts not in the book!) and why your business needs to be doing the Four D’s (Doing, Deciding, Delegating, and Designing). If you’re not already scribbling away, add Trash, Transfer, Trim onto your to-do list too. Go forth, and listen right now.

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How to design teams that solve your businesses’ problems so you can focus on what matters most

If you had no money, what would you do for a living? Michael Michalowicz knows the answer to this question personally because he’s been there. He built businesses, acquired wealth, lost it all (except his family) and started over. Now, he owns three companies, with three presidents, and spends his time working on his passion: writing actionable books for small business owners. His titles include The Pumpkin Patch and Profit First, and his newest is Clockwork: Design Your Business To Run Itself.

The goal of Clockwork is to choreograph yourself, your employees, and your clients to work cohesively towards a common goal. In this powerful episode, you’ll learn about Superhero Syndrome: the entrepreneur’s propensity to swoop in and fix your businesses’ problems, instead of allowing your employee to make mistakes and learn from failures. He also explains QBR (including updated concepts not in the book!) and why your business needs to be doing the Four D’s (Doing, Deciding, Delegating, and Designing). If you’re not already scribbling away, add Trash, Transfer, Trim onto your to-do list too. Go forth, and listen right now.

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How to design teams that solve your businesses’ problems so you can focus on what matters most

If you had no money, what would you do for a living? Michael Michalowicz knows the answer to this question personally because he’s been there. He built businesses, acquired wealth, lost it all (except his family) and started over. Now, he owns three companies, with three presidents, and spends his time working on his passion: writing actionable books for small business owners. His titles include The Pumpkin Patch and Profit First, and his newest is Clockwork: Design Your Business To Run Itself.

The goal of Clockwork is to choreograph yourself, your employees, and your clients to work cohesively towards a common goal. In this powerful episode, you’ll learn about Superhero Syndrome: the entrepreneur’s propensity to swoop in and fix your businesses’ problems, instead of allowing your employee to make mistakes and learn from failures. He also explains QBR (including updated concepts not in the book!) and why your business needs to be doing the Four D’s (Doing, Deciding, Delegating, and Designing). If you’re not already scribbling away, add Trash, Transfer, Trim onto your to-do list too. Go forth, and listen right now.

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Wrestling With Social Good with Sarah Dubbeldam https://startupcamp.com/podcast/wrestling-with-social-good-sarah-dubbeldam/ Wed, 08 May 2019 09:00:53 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39606 brand,business,character,confidence,dream,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,startup,success How to stick to your core values, no matter the cost

As a young woman, she was told: “You’re too sensitive. Just consume the media and don’t think about the underlying problematic messaging that oversexualizes and demeans women”. Even as she became the face of large marketing campaigns and her image was plastered on billboards, she saw how her skin and body was being retouched and manipulated. She realized she was a cog in the machine she had always wanted to disrupt.

So Sarah Dubbeldam made it her mission to create positive media for women. She’s the founder of Darling Media, formerly Darling Magazine, and a pioneer in refusing to retouch models in their photographs. She tells her story—the success of her initial Kickstarter campaign, to running out of money, to being picked up by Anthropologie, to redefining the business in the face of a struggling marketplace. Sarah’s strong core values cost her business in the beginning, but in the long run, they defined her brand. Listen now.

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How to stick to your core values, no matter the cost

As a young woman, she was told: “You’re too sensitive. Just consume the media and don’t think about the underlying problematic messaging that oversexualizes and demeans women”. Even as she became the face of large marketing campaigns and her image was plastered on billboards, she saw how her skin and body was being retouched and manipulated. She realized she was a cog in the machine she had always wanted to disrupt.

So Sarah Dubbeldam made it her mission to create positive media for women. She’s the founder of Darling Media, formerly Darling Magazine, and a pioneer in refusing to retouch models in their photographs. She tells her story—the success of her initial Kickstarter campaign, to running out of money, to being picked up by Anthropologie, to redefining the business in the face of a struggling marketplace. Sarah’s strong core values cost her business in the beginning, but in the long run, they defined her brand. Listen now.

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How to stick to your core values, no matter the cost

As a young woman, she was told: “You’re too sensitive. Just consume the media and don’t think about the underlying problematic messaging that oversexualizes and demeans women”. Even as she became the face of large marketing campaigns and her image was plastered on billboards, she saw how her skin and body was being retouched and manipulated. She realized she was a cog in the machine she had always wanted to disrupt.

So Sarah Dubbeldam made it her mission to create positive media for women. She’s the founder of Darling Media, formerly Darling Magazine, and a pioneer in refusing to retouch models in their photographs. She tells her story—the success of her initial Kickstarter campaign, to running out of money, to being picked up by Anthropologie, to redefining the business in the face of a struggling marketplace. Sarah’s strong core values cost her business in the beginning, but in the long run, they defined her brand. Listen now.

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The Power of Language with Phil M. Jones https://startupcamp.com/podcast/power-of-language-phil-jones/ Wed, 08 May 2019 09:00:33 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39601 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,marketing,networking,small business,startup,success How to control conversations to create a win-win outcome for you and your customer

What’s the difference between a stereotypical salesperson and a professional salesperson? The answer: one word. For Phil M. Jones, carefully selecting your language makes the difference for your customer.

Selling has a bad rep, but it doesn’t have to be sleazy—it can be carefully controlled to create desired results, aka more sales for you and your business. His books, Exactly What To Say and How to Persuade and Get Paid, include practical phrases and processes that you can use to attract more customers. In this episode, we review the main points—have a notebook or your notes app ready. Learn the most powerful selling phrases you can use in everyday conversations, the benefit of a question tree, and why an abundance of business opportunities isn’t necessarily a gift. Listen now.

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How to control conversations to create a win-win outcome for you and your customer

What’s the difference between a stereotypical salesperson and a professional salesperson? The answer: one word. For Phil M. Jones, carefully selecting your language makes the difference for your customer.

Selling has a bad rep, but it doesn’t have to be sleazy—it can be carefully controlled to create desired results, aka more sales for you and your business. His books, Exactly What To Say and How to Persuade and Get Paid, include practical phrases and processes that you can use to attract more customers. In this episode, we review the main points—have a notebook or your notes app ready. Learn the most powerful selling phrases you can use in everyday conversations, the benefit of a question tree, and why an abundance of business opportunities isn’t necessarily a gift. Listen now.

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How to control conversations to create a win-win outcome for you and your customer

What’s the difference between a stereotypical salesperson and a professional salesperson? The answer: one word. For Phil M. Jones, carefully selecting your language makes the difference for your customer.

Selling has a bad rep, but it doesn’t have to be sleazy—it can be carefully controlled to create desired results, aka more sales for you and your business. His books, Exactly What To Say and How to Persuade and Get Paid, include practical phrases and processes that you can use to attract more customers. In this episode, we review the main points—have a notebook or your notes app ready. Learn the most powerful selling phrases you can use in everyday conversations, the benefit of a question tree, and why an abundance of business opportunities isn’t necessarily a gift. Listen now.

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The Power of Collaboration with Andrew East & Shawn Johnson https://startupcamp.com/podcast/power-of-collaboration-andrew-east-shawn-johnson/ Tue, 07 May 2019 09:00:51 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39579 business,character,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,family,growth,lessons,social media,success How to authentically deliver content, even if you live in a fishbowl

On their own, Shawn Johnson and Andrew East have incredible stories. Shawn is an Olympic gold medal gymnast. Andrew is a long snapper in the NFL. Both live in the public eye—and have for a long time. Now, they’re building a digital marketing/publishing empire together and they’re here to help others do the same.

They give an overview of their stories: how Shawn’s mentors sat her down at sixteen and prepared her for the reality of “living in a fishbowl” and Andrew’s perseverance and ambition, even after being signed and waived by six different teams.

They discuss the impact their parents had on them, and the mistake many parents make when putting children in sports or activities today, their YouTube journey, and the importance of just getting content out there. Listen now.

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How to authentically deliver content, even if you live in a fishbowl

On their own, Shawn Johnson and Andrew East have incredible stories. Shawn is an Olympic gold medal gymnast. Andrew is a long snapper in the NFL. Both live in the public eye—and have for a long time. Now, they’re building a digital marketing/publishing empire together and they’re here to help others do the same.

They give an overview of their stories: how Shawn’s mentors sat her down at sixteen and prepared her for the reality of “living in a fishbowl” and Andrew’s perseverance and ambition, even after being signed and waived by six different teams.

They discuss the impact their parents had on them, and the mistake many parents make when putting children in sports or activities today, their YouTube journey, and the importance of just getting content out there. Listen now.

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How to authentically deliver content, even if you live in a fishbowl

On their own, Shawn Johnson and Andrew East have incredible stories. Shawn is an Olympic gold medal gymnast. Andrew is a long snapper in the NFL. Both live in the public eye—and have for a long time. Now, they’re building a digital marketing/publishing empire together and they’re here to help others do the same.

They give an overview of their stories: how Shawn’s mentors sat her down at sixteen and prepared her for the reality of “living in a fishbowl” and Andrew’s perseverance and ambition, even after being signed and waived by six different teams.

They discuss the impact their parents had on them, and the mistake many parents make when putting children in sports or activities today, their YouTube journey, and the importance of just getting content out there. Listen now.

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Just Have Fun With It with Dr. Henry Cloud https://startupcamp.com/podcast/just-have-fun-henry-cloud/ Tue, 07 May 2019 09:00:02 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39584 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,lessons,success Mindsets and strategies to trust the right people and get the right things done

Before Dr. Henry Cloud became known as a psychologist, bestselling author of over forty books, and leadership coach to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, he and his friend were on their way to a Christian radio station to guest-host a four-hour show. In truth, they were dreading the experience—so they decided, let’s just have fun with it and talk about what we want.

Three hours into the four-hour slot, the station manager and an attorney enter the booth and kick them out of the station.

But days later, they got a call from the network. They had never seen a response like what they had generated, and they offered the pair an opportunity to do a show.

There’s a lot to unpack in this episode. Dr. Cloud discusses his life in business from his beginnings in college finding his faith, to now. He talks about the five elements to consider about a person before trusting them and the three things you have to have for your business to come together. Listen now.

trust the right people with Dr. Henry Cloud

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Mindsets and strategies to trust the right people and get the right things done

Before Dr. Henry Cloud became known as a psychologist, bestselling author of over forty books, and leadership coach to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, he and his friend were on their way to a Christian radio station to guest-host a four-hour show. In truth, they were dreading the experience—so they decided, let’s just have fun with it and talk about what we want.

Three hours into the four-hour slot, the station manager and an attorney enter the booth and kick them out of the station.

But days later, they got a call from the network. They had never seen a response like what they had generated, and they offered the pair an opportunity to do a show.

There’s a lot to unpack in this episode. Dr. Cloud discusses his life in business from his beginnings in college finding his faith, to now. He talks about the five elements to consider about a person before trusting them and the three things you have to have for your business to come together. Listen now.

trust the right people with Dr. Henry Cloud

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Mindsets and strategies to trust the right people and get the right things done

Before Dr. Henry Cloud became known as a psychologist, bestselling author of over forty books, and leadership coach to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, he and his friend were on their way to a Christian radio station to guest-host a four-hour show. In truth, they were dreading the experience—so they decided, let’s just have fun with it and talk about what we want.

Three hours into the four-hour slot, the station manager and an attorney enter the booth and kick them out of the station.

But days later, they got a call from the network. They had never seen a response like what they had generated, and they offered the pair an opportunity to do a show.

There’s a lot to unpack in this episode. Dr. Cloud discusses his life in business from his beginnings in college finding his faith, to now. He talks about the five elements to consider about a person before trusting them and the three things you have to have for your business to come together. Listen now.

trust the right people with Dr. Henry Cloud

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Do Less, Achieve More with Michael Hyatt https://startupcamp.com/podcast/do-less-achieve-more-michael-hyatt/ Mon, 06 May 2019 09:00:42 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39559 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,learn,lessons,productivity,small business,startup,success How to get the right things done so you are free to focus on building your best life

More than eight years ago, Michael Hyatt shook off his job as CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers to start his own business. The problem? He couldn’t manage his own calendar. His email inbox was a mess. Doing administrative tasks was a pain—he wanted to bill for his time, not waste it doing internal, but necessary tasks.

The biggest lesson he’s learned in his many years since becoming a bestselling author, leadership coach, and productivity expert? You can’t scale your business unless you scale yourself. That means hiring people to help you out where you need it most, to free you up to do your most important work.

In this episode, Michael walks us through actionable lessons in his newest book, Freedom to Focus. Create a life where you can win every day by focusing your to-do list, learn about where you’re at on the Freedom Compass, and the most eloquent way to say no. Listen now.

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How to get the right things done so you are free to focus on building your best life

More than eight years ago, Michael Hyatt shook off his job as CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers to start his own business. The problem? He couldn’t manage his own calendar. His email inbox was a mess. Doing administrative tasks was a pain—he wanted to bill for his time, not waste it doing internal, but necessary tasks.

The biggest lesson he’s learned in his many years since becoming a bestselling author, leadership coach, and productivity expert? You can’t scale your business unless you scale yourself. That means hiring people to help you out where you need it most, to free you up to do your most important work.

In this episode, Michael walks us through actionable lessons in his newest book, Freedom to Focus. Create a life where you can win every day by focusing your to-do list, learn about where you’re at on the Freedom Compass, and the most eloquent way to say no. Listen now.

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How to get the right things done so you are free to focus on building your best life

More than eight years ago, Michael Hyatt shook off his job as CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers to start his own business. The problem? He couldn’t manage his own calendar. His email inbox was a mess. Doing administrative tasks was a pain—he wanted to bill for his time, not waste it doing internal, but necessary tasks.

The biggest lesson he’s learned in his many years since becoming a bestselling author, leadership coach, and productivity expert? You can’t scale your business unless you scale yourself. That means hiring people to help you out where you need it most, to free you up to do your most important work.

In this episode, Michael walks us through actionable lessons in his newest book, Freedom to Focus. Create a life where you can win every day by focusing your to-do list, learn about where you’re at on the Freedom Compass, and the most eloquent way to say no. Listen now.

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Say Yes Before You Know How with Christy Wright https://startupcamp.com/podcast/say-yes-before-you-know-how-christy-wright/ Mon, 06 May 2019 09:00:19 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39567 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,lessons,small business,startup,success How to roll up your sleeves and make it work in any situation

Christy Wright had a strong entrepreneurial influence growing up. She grew up in her mother’s cake shop, watching her mother tackle every conceivable problem from troublesome customers to flat tires in the rain. It’s this mentality, coupled with her strong-willed personality, that has carried her through today.

She’s the founder of the Business Boutique, which is all about equipping women with the knowledge and mindset they need to run businesses they love. No matter your gender, you will find great value in this episode today. We discuss the importance of serving your audience, no matter if you run a for-profit or non-profit business, how Christy bought and ran a horse farm with no prior experience, and the importance of saying yes to opportunities, no matter your current skillset. Listen now.

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How to roll up your sleeves and make it work in any situation

Christy Wright had a strong entrepreneurial influence growing up. She grew up in her mother’s cake shop, watching her mother tackle every conceivable problem from troublesome customers to flat tires in the rain. It’s this mentality, coupled with her strong-willed personality, that has carried her through today.

She’s the founder of the Business Boutique, which is all about equipping women with the knowledge and mindset they need to run businesses they love. No matter your gender, you will find great value in this episode today. We discuss the importance of serving your audience, no matter if you run a for-profit or non-profit business, how Christy bought and ran a horse farm with no prior experience, and the importance of saying yes to opportunities, no matter your current skillset. Listen now.

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How to roll up your sleeves and make it work in any situation

Christy Wright had a strong entrepreneurial influence growing up. She grew up in her mother’s cake shop, watching her mother tackle every conceivable problem from troublesome customers to flat tires in the rain. It’s this mentality, coupled with her strong-willed personality, that has carried her through today.

She’s the founder of the Business Boutique, which is all about equipping women with the knowledge and mindset they need to run businesses they love. No matter your gender, you will find great value in this episode today. We discuss the importance of serving your audience, no matter if you run a for-profit or non-profit business, how Christy bought and ran a horse farm with no prior experience, and the importance of saying yes to opportunities, no matter your current skillset. Listen now.

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How To Choose The Right Business with Elaine Pofeldt https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-choose-the-right-business-elaine-pofeldt/ Thu, 02 May 2019 09:00:17 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39503 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,finances,small business,startup How a regular person can choose the right business and make more for themselves

Elaine Pofeldt didn’t always enjoy writing about the business world. When she started her journalism career, she believed it was boring. But, a friendship with a fashion designer changed her perspective. This led her to investigate and report on solopreneurs and creatives who scale their business profitably – and in ways you might not expect.

Now, in her book The Million Dollar One Person Business, she explores what makes high-earning solopreneurs tick, what sets them apart from the crowd, and in what industries they participate to skyrocket their businesses to one million dollars in revenue. Listen now.

“How do you make more?”

It’s an innocent enough question, but important for a freelance journalist like Elaine. She left the world of magazine and online journalism to enjoy more flexibility with her four children – and realized that to support herself and her family, she needed to make thirty to forty percent more revenue just to cover her health insurance costs. By asking this question, she uncovered the million-dollar solopreneur experience.

“How much am I willing to lose?”

We often think of successful entrepreneurs as risk-takers, but Elaine echoes Adam Grant’s sentiments here: successful entrepreneurs often don’t take big risks, they take calculated ones. She tells the story of a couple who started an Amazon business by investing $5,000 in a product that didn’t end up selling. Yet, they weren’t upset. They set aside that money purposefully to experiment with the product and came away with valuable knowledge about the market.

“People don’t realize what the freelancer’s or entrepreneur’s life is.”

Elaine believes that there is good in the gig economy – and the more individuals and companies that participate, the more policy can be enacted to benefit the freelancer and solopreneur lifestyle.

This episode gives you the low-down on real people with high-revenue businesses—real people, just like you and me.

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How a regular person can choose the right business and make more for themselves

Elaine Pofeldt didn’t always enjoy writing about the business world. When she started her journalism career, she believed it was boring. But, a friendship with a fashion designer changed her perspective. This led her to investigate and report on solopreneurs and creatives who scale their business profitably – and in ways you might not expect.

Now, in her book The Million Dollar One Person Business, she explores what makes high-earning solopreneurs tick, what sets them apart from the crowd, and in what industries they participate to skyrocket their businesses to one million dollars in revenue. Listen now.

“How do you make more?”

It’s an innocent enough question, but important for a freelance journalist like Elaine. She left the world of magazine and online journalism to enjoy more flexibility with her four children – and realized that to support herself and her family, she needed to make thirty to forty percent more revenue just to cover her health insurance costs. By asking this question, she uncovered the million-dollar solopreneur experience.

“How much am I willing to lose?”

We often think of successful entrepreneurs as risk-takers, but Elaine echoes Adam Grant’s sentiments here: successful entrepreneurs often don’t take big risks, they take calculated ones. She tells the story of a couple who started an Amazon business by investing $5,000 in a product that didn’t end up selling. Yet, they weren’t upset. They set aside that money purposefully to experiment with the product and came away with valuable knowledge about the market.

“People don’t realize what the freelancer’s or entrepreneur’s life is.”

Elaine believes that there is good in the gig economy – and the more individuals and companies that participate, the more po]]> How a regular person can choose the right business and make more for themselves

Elaine Pofeldt didn’t always enjoy writing about the business world. When she started her journalism career, she believed it was boring. But, a friendship with a fashion designer changed her perspective. This led her to investigate and report on solopreneurs and creatives who scale their business profitably – and in ways you might not expect.

Now, in her book The Million Dollar One Person Business, she explores what makes high-earning solopreneurs tick, what sets them apart from the crowd, and in what industries they participate to skyrocket their businesses to one million dollars in revenue. Listen now.

“How do you make more?”

It’s an innocent enough question, but important for a freelance journalist like Elaine. She left the world of magazine and online journalism to enjoy more flexibility with her four children – and realized that to support herself and her family, she needed to make thirty to forty percent more revenue just to cover her health insurance costs. By asking this question, she uncovered the million-dollar solopreneur experience.

“How much am I willing to lose?”

We often think of successful entrepreneurs as risk-takers, but Elaine echoes Adam Grant’s sentiments here: successful entrepreneurs often don’t take big risks, they take calculated ones. She tells the story of a couple who started an Amazon business by investing $5,000 in a product that didn’t end up selling. Yet, they weren’t upset. They set aside that money purposefully to experiment with the product and came away with valuable knowledge about the market.

“People don’t realize what the freelancer’s or entrepreneur’s life is.”

Elaine believes that there is good in the gig economy – and the more individuals and companies that participate, the more po]]> clean No no no 45:40 Chris Graebe When “fake-it-till-you-make-it” Blows Up In Your Face with Dhar Mann https://startupcamp.com/podcast/when-fake-it-till-you-make-it-dhar-mann/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:00:44 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=39291 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,failure,lessons How one man learned the true meaning of success – the hardest way imaginable.

Picture this. On a campus like any other, there’s a room with rows of college students. They’re dialing phone numbers, trying to get people to re-mortgage their houses. After all, it’s 2006, and there’s lots of money in real estate, right? 

An early-twenties college student walks into the room. He’s dressed in a suit and carries a briefcase. He owns this scrappy mortgage business, along with another marketing company, and he’s making more money than his college professors. Little does he know, it’s all about to come crashing down.

It sounds like the plot of a blockbuster movie. Yet it was only part of Dhar Mann’s life. Now he owns Live Glam, a beauty subscription business, but before that, he owned a string of businesses that saw wild success – and devastating, life-changing failures – more than once. We’re talking going from nine exotic cars and living in a mansion to sharing a 300 square-foot apartment and owing his friends and family hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Buckle up. In this rollercoaster of an episode, Dhar takes us through the story of his life. How his scrappy but short-term mindset earned him millions of dollars, why he kept losing it all, and how he managed to make a lasting change. Listen now.

“To me, entrepreneurship is a way of looking at problems.”

When the real estate market crashed, Dhar was living a lavish lifestyle. Multiple fancy cars. Partying on weekends. When the money stopped rolling in and he found himself deep in debt because of his lifestyle, he didn’t think, “I should probably sell my cars.” He thought, “I’ll start a luxury car rental business.”

“I was attracting all these people into my life, because of the person I thought I wanted to be.”

At one point, Dhar was making six figures of passive income off a seemingly legitimate investment. He cultivated a baller image in person and on Instagram and accrued over a million followers before Instagram is what it is today. Four-story mansion, luxury cars, reality star fiancé, he had it all – or so he thought. But when he lost everything, that’s when he discovered who his real friends were, and ultimately, who he wanted to be.

“When you nail it, that’s when you scale it.”

During his medical marijuana business phase, he attempted to roll out a national franchise for a hydroponics store specifically for home growers – before the first store had even made money. Dhar learned the hard way that you have to nail it before you scale it, even when you have national media attention and massive demand.

Dhar’s wild story is simultaneously a cautionary tale of the allure of wealth and fame and the dangers of a “fake it till you make it” attitude. It’s also proof that you can make a one-eighty shift in your life with no money, a scrappy mindset, and the desire to change for the better.

]]> How one man learned the true meaning of success – the hardest way imaginable.

Picture this. On a campus like any other, there’s a room with rows of college students. They’re dialing phone numbers, trying to get people to re-mortgage their houses. After all, it’s 2006, and there’s lots of money in real estate, right? 

An early-twenties college student walks into the room. He’s dressed in a suit and carries a briefcase. He owns this scrappy mortgage business, along with another marketing company, and he’s making more money than his college professors. Little does he know, it’s all about to come crashing down.

It sounds like the plot of a blockbuster movie. Yet it was only part of Dhar Mann’s life. Now he owns Live Glam, a beauty subscription business, but before that, he owned a string of businesses that saw wild success – and devastating, life-changing failures – more than once. We’re talking going from nine exotic cars and living in a mansion to sharing a 300 square-foot apartment and owing his friends and family hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Buckle up. In this rollercoaster of an episode, Dhar takes us through the story of his life. How his scrappy but short-term mindset earned him millions of dollars, why he kept losing it all, and how he managed to make a lasting change. Listen now.

“To me, entrepreneurship is a way of looking at problems.”

When the real estate market crashed, Dhar was living a lavish lifestyle. Multiple fancy cars. Partying on weekends. When the money stopped rolling in and he found himself deep in debt because of his lifestyle, he didn’t think, “I should probably sell my cars.” He thought, “I’ll start a luxury car rental business.”

“I was attracting all these people into my life, because of the person I thought I wanted to be.”

At one point, Dhar was making six figures of passive income off a seemingly legitimate invest]]> How one man learned the true meaning of success – the hardest way imaginable.

Picture this. On a campus like any other, there’s a room with rows of college students. They’re dialing phone numbers, trying to get people to re-mortgage their houses. After all, it’s 2006, and there’s lots of money in real estate, right? 

An early-twenties college student walks into the room. He’s dressed in a suit and carries a briefcase. He owns this scrappy mortgage business, along with another marketing company, and he’s making more money than his college professors. Little does he know, it’s all about to come crashing down.

It sounds like the plot of a blockbuster movie. Yet it was only part of Dhar Mann’s life. Now he owns Live Glam, a beauty subscription business, but before that, he owned a string of businesses that saw wild success – and devastating, life-changing failures – more than once. We’re talking going from nine exotic cars and living in a mansion to sharing a 300 square-foot apartment and owing his friends and family hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Buckle up. In this rollercoaster of an episode, Dhar takes us through the story of his life. How his scrappy but short-term mindset earned him millions of dollars, why he kept losing it all, and how he managed to make a lasting change. Listen now.

“To me, entrepreneurship is a way of looking at problems.”

When the real estate market crashed, Dhar was living a lavish lifestyle. Multiple fancy cars. Partying on weekends. When the money stopped rolling in and he found himself deep in debt because of his lifestyle, he didn’t think, “I should probably sell my cars.” He thought, “I’ll start a luxury car rental business.”

“I was attracting all these people into my life, because of the person I thought I wanted to be.”

At one point, Dhar was making six figures of passive income off a seemingly legitimate invest]]> clean No no no 47:52 Chris Graebe Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose with Jean Case https://startupcamp.com/podcast/principles-life-breakthroughs-purpose-jean-case/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:00:32 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=38742 business,create,dream,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup,success How to use what you have now to build an impactful business

How does the youngest of four from Normal, Illinois grow up to influence the beginnings of the internet, work in the non-profit sector alongside powerful names like George Bush and Bill Clinton, and serve as Chairman of the Board of the National Geographic?

CEO of the Case Foundation Jean Case tells us her life story and outlines her successes and failures in her book: Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who feels they can’t start a business because of who they are, where they live, or their current economic situation. Listen now.

“That generosity of others… was pivotal in terms of how the story of my life played out.”

Jean Case was the youngest of four kids in a single-parent household. The community stepped up and offered her many opportunities that shaped her young life: a full scholarship to a private school, a mentorship with the mayor, and political campaign experience that eventually lead to a job in the Reagan administration. From there, she was furloughed, which made her seek out employment in the tech space—a sector she fell in love with. Each opportunity and event built on the other and lead her to where she is today.

But Jean will be the first to tell you that it’s not because of any inherent “specialness” that afforded her these opportunities.

“It’s very easy getting caught up in this world thinking, ‘I can’t be the one.’”

The research she details in her book suggests, firmly, that it’s not a special genius gene that makes a person more likely to succeed. Jean took advantage of the opportunities where she was and used them to propel her forward. This is a powerful lesson for a budding entrepreneur—to start where they are—which is one of her five principles in Be Fearless.

“The underserved need to be served better, and there are powerful ideas of how to do that that are probably not going to come from Silicon Valley.”

Less than two percent of venture capital goes to female founders and co-founders, a statistic that Jean finds sobering. Yet, she says, female-lead brands and diverse teams are outperforming other cohorts. Jean sheds light on inspirational stories of female entrepreneurs who innovated where they were at and built powerful brands, without a lot of prior experience or formal help.

Jean unpacks the five principles (Start Where You Are, Be Bold; Take Risks, Make Failure Matter, Reach Beyond Your Bubble, and Let Urgency Conquer Fear) with real-life stories and examples. She also gives tips on how you can apply them to your life, even if you’re just getting started.

]]> How to use what you have now to build an impactful business

How does the youngest of four from Normal, Illinois grow up to influence the beginnings of the internet, work in the non-profit sector alongside powerful names like George Bush and Bill Clinton, and serve as Chairman of the Board of the National Geographic?

CEO of the Case Foundation Jean Case tells us her life story and outlines her successes and failures in her book: Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who feels they can’t start a business because of who they are, where they live, or their current economic situation. Listen now.

“That generosity of others… was pivotal in terms of how the story of my life played out.”

Jean Case was the youngest of four kids in a single-parent household. The community stepped up and offered her many opportunities that shaped her young life: a full scholarship to a private school, a mentorship with the mayor, and political campaign experience that eventually lead to a job in the Reagan administration. From there, she was furloughed, which made her seek out employment in the tech space—a sector she fell in love with. Each opportunity and event built on the other and lead her to where she is today.

But Jean will be the first to tell you that it’s not because of any inherent “specialness” that afforded her these opportunities.

“It’s very easy getting caught up in this world thinking, ‘I can’t be the one.’”

The research she details in her book suggests, firmly, that it’s not a special genius gene that makes a person more likely to succeed. Jean took advantage of the opportunities where she was and used them to propel her forward. This is a powerful lesson for a budding entrepreneur—to start where they are—which is one of her five principles in Be Fearless.

How to use what you have now to build an impactful business

How does the youngest of four from Normal, Illinois grow up to influence the beginnings of the internet, work in the non-profit sector alongside powerful names like George Bush and Bill Clinton, and serve as Chairman of the Board of the National Geographic?

CEO of the Case Foundation Jean Case tells us her life story and outlines her successes and failures in her book: Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who feels they can’t start a business because of who they are, where they live, or their current economic situation. Listen now.

“That generosity of others… was pivotal in terms of how the story of my life played out.”

Jean Case was the youngest of four kids in a single-parent household. The community stepped up and offered her many opportunities that shaped her young life: a full scholarship to a private school, a mentorship with the mayor, and political campaign experience that eventually lead to a job in the Reagan administration. From there, she was furloughed, which made her seek out employment in the tech space—a sector she fell in love with. Each opportunity and event built on the other and lead her to where she is today.

But Jean will be the first to tell you that it’s not because of any inherent “specialness” that afforded her these opportunities.

“It’s very easy getting caught up in this world thinking, ‘I can’t be the one.’”

The research she details in her book suggests, firmly, that it’s not a special genius gene that makes a person more likely to succeed. Jean took advantage of the opportunities where she was and used them to propel her forward. This is a powerful lesson for a budding entrepreneur—to start where they are—which is one of her five principles in Be Fearless.

clean No no no 33:58 Chris Graebe How To Improve Company Culture with Dr. Randy Ross https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-improve-company-culture-randy-ross/ Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:00:21 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=38443 business,culture,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,relationships,startup How to build desirable, intentional relationships at work and at home

Dr. Randy Ross, author of Relationomics, consults with businesses large and small to improve organizational health and workplace culture. Culture—the relationships, values, and behaviors you have at work—is a pivotal foundation for any seasoned or startup business. He believes that, by cultivating and improving relationships around you, you can create a place where everyone will be happy to work.

He is a compelling speaker who offers practical advice along with high-concept ideas—making this episode a must-listen.

“Business is powered by healthy relationships, and healthy relationships define culture.”

Culture is your biggest differentiator, he explains—but what does that mean for the entrepreneur just starting a business? Crafting an environment where people bring their best to work is the foundation of success. It also means hiring or surrounding yourself with remarkable people.

“The right people are your greatest asset. The wrong people are your greatest liability.”

People are an asset, but only if they’re the right people. But it’s not easy to hire or surround yourself with the best people—after all, how do you know they’re right until they’re actually doing the work? Dr. Ross says the right people have a “trilogy” of qualities: they believe IN one another, they want the best FOR one another, and expect the best FROM one another. The greatest resource you have as a leader is the latent energy inside your people—if you didn’t make the right hire, chances are, you can cultivate it.

“We have to know where we are not strong and affirm others in that area of strength.”

When Dr. Randy Ross asks if you have a relational plan, you might give him a blank stare. Not only should you have a business plan, he says, but a plan for developing your relationships, both at home and at work. He describes his four principles for healthy relationships and a simple but effective exercise for improving any relationship.

Whether you’re still working your corporate job or you’ve just jumped ship, building desirable relationships in your workplace can set you up for later successes.

]]> How to build desirable, intentional relationships at work and at home

Dr. Randy Ross, author of Relationomics, consults with businesses large and small to improve organizational health and workplace culture. Culture—the relationships, values, and behaviors you have at work—is a pivotal foundation for any seasoned or startup business. He believes that, by cultivating and improving relationships around you, you can create a place where everyone will be happy to work.

He is a compelling speaker who offers practical advice along with high-concept ideas—making this episode a must-listen.

“Business is powered by healthy relationships, and healthy relationships define culture.”

Culture is your biggest differentiator, he explains—but what does that mean for the entrepreneur just starting a business? Crafting an environment where people bring their best to work is the foundation of success. It also means hiring or surrounding yourself with remarkable people.

“The right people are your greatest asset. The wrong people are your greatest liability.”

People are an asset, but only if they’re the right people. But it’s not easy to hire or surround yourself with the best people—after all, how do you know they’re right until they’re actually doing the work? Dr. Ross says the right people have a “trilogy” of qualities: they believe IN one another, they want the best FOR one another, and expect the best FROM one another. The greatest resource you have as a leader is the latent energy inside your people—if you didn’t make the right hire, chances are, you can cultivate it.

“We have to know where we are not strong and affirm others in that area of strength.”

When Dr. Randy Ross asks if you h]]> How to build desirable, intentional relationships at work and at home

Dr. Randy Ross, author of Relationomics, consults with businesses large and small to improve organizational health and workplace culture. Culture—the relationships, values, and behaviors you have at work—is a pivotal foundation for any seasoned or startup business. He believes that, by cultivating and improving relationships around you, you can create a place where everyone will be happy to work.

He is a compelling speaker who offers practical advice along with high-concept ideas—making this episode a must-listen.

“Business is powered by healthy relationships, and healthy relationships define culture.”

Culture is your biggest differentiator, he explains—but what does that mean for the entrepreneur just starting a business? Crafting an environment where people bring their best to work is the foundation of success. It also means hiring or surrounding yourself with remarkable people.

“The right people are your greatest asset. The wrong people are your greatest liability.”

People are an asset, but only if they’re the right people. But it’s not easy to hire or surround yourself with the best people—after all, how do you know they’re right until they’re actually doing the work? Dr. Ross says the right people have a “trilogy” of qualities: they believe IN one another, they want the best FOR one another, and expect the best FROM one another. The greatest resource you have as a leader is the latent energy inside your people—if you didn’t make the right hire, chances are, you can cultivate it.

“We have to know where we are not strong and affirm others in that area of strength.”

When Dr. Randy Ross asks if you h]]> clean No no no 40:06 Chris Graebe Changing the World with Disruptive Thinking – Jay Samit https://startupcamp.com/podcast/disruptive-thinking-jay-samit/ Thu, 04 Apr 2019 11:37:46 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=38206 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup,success How one man disrupts industries and governments to solve problems

What kind of person runs an ad in the newspaper for a fake special effects job to find employment?

Jay Samit did exactly that after seeing the original Star Wars in theatres as a young man. By running the ad, he was able to see what education and qualifications the applicants had – and what companies had a potential worker out the door.

For the last three decades, he’s launched billion-dollar businesses, transformed industries, and held senior-level positions at companies like Sony and Universal Studios. He’s also the bestselling author of Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.

In this episode, Jay Samit champions disruptive thinking to solve problems and achieve seemingly impossible goals. Listen now.

“The key to disruption is an internal process.”

If you miss a math class in high school, you might convince yourself you’re bad at math. In believing it, you may make it true. But Jay says it’s these stories we tell ourselves that prevent us from improving our situation. Think about one aspect of yourself you’d like to change, he advises, and you’ll realize just how malleable you really are. This is the heart of disruption: if you can change yourself, you can change and influence others.

“There’s no shame in failing, there should be shame in not trying.”

Jay recommends an exercise to encourage disruption: write down three problems you face each day. A few days in, you might think you’re out of problems—until you start focusing on the granular, everyday annoyances. He shares stories about entrepreneurs who turned annoyances and problems they thought they could never solve into successful, wide-ranging solutions for consumers.

“Solve a problem for a few friends, you’re popular. Solve for a million, you’re rich. Solve for a billion, you change the world.”

Jay Samit is famous for his outside-the-box thinking, even as a kid. He’s dyslexic, and he came up with a creative solution for group projects so his classmates wouldn’t realize his reading skills weren’t as strong as theirs. Fast forward to adulthood: hear how he managed to convince McDonald’s to do a promo with Sony and navigated a three-million-dollar insurance snafu.

Jay shows us that instead of giving in to fear, we can channel our energies into solving problems, no matter how large or small.

]]> How one man disrupts industries and governments to solve problems

What kind of person runs an ad in the newspaper for a fake special effects job to find employment?

Jay Samit did exactly that after seeing the original Star Wars in theatres as a young man. By running the ad, he was able to see what education and qualifications the applicants had – and what companies had a potential worker out the door.

For the last three decades, he’s launched billion-dollar businesses, transformed industries, and held senior-level positions at companies like Sony and Universal Studios. He’s also the bestselling author of Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.

In this episode, Jay Samit champions disruptive thinking to solve problems and achieve seemingly impossible goals. Listen now.

“The key to disruption is an internal process.”

If you miss a math class in high school, you might convince yourself you’re bad at math. In believing it, you may make it true. But Jay says it’s these stories we tell ourselves that prevent us from improving our situation. Think about one aspect of yourself you’d like to change, he advises, and you’ll realize just how malleable you really are. This is the heart of disruption: if you can change yourself, you can change and influence others.

“There’s no shame in failing, there should be shame in not trying.”

Jay recommends an exercise to encourage disruption: write down three problems you face each day. A few days in, you might think you’re out of problems—until you start focusing on the granular, everyday annoyances. He shares stories about entrepreneurs who turned annoyances and problems they thought they could never solve into successful, wide-ranging solutions for consumers.

]]> How one man disrupts industries and governments to solve problems

What kind of person runs an ad in the newspaper for a fake special effects job to find employment?

Jay Samit did exactly that after seeing the original Star Wars in theatres as a young man. By running the ad, he was able to see what education and qualifications the applicants had – and what companies had a potential worker out the door.

For the last three decades, he’s launched billion-dollar businesses, transformed industries, and held senior-level positions at companies like Sony and Universal Studios. He’s also the bestselling author of Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.

In this episode, Jay Samit champions disruptive thinking to solve problems and achieve seemingly impossible goals. Listen now.

“The key to disruption is an internal process.”

If you miss a math class in high school, you might convince yourself you’re bad at math. In believing it, you may make it true. But Jay says it’s these stories we tell ourselves that prevent us from improving our situation. Think about one aspect of yourself you’d like to change, he advises, and you’ll realize just how malleable you really are. This is the heart of disruption: if you can change yourself, you can change and influence others.

“There’s no shame in failing, there should be shame in not trying.”

Jay recommends an exercise to encourage disruption: write down three problems you face each day. A few days in, you might think you’re out of problems—until you start focusing on the granular, everyday annoyances. He shares stories about entrepreneurs who turned annoyances and problems they thought they could never solve into successful, wide-ranging solutions for consumers.

]]> clean No no no 39:08 Chris Graebe When to Leave Your Corporate Job with Amanda Boleyn https://startupcamp.com/podcast/women-entrepreneurs-podcast-amanda-boleyn/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:00:31 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=37993 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup,work She Did It Her Way founder explains the smart way to transition from day job to entrepreneurship.

Amanda knew the white-collar life wasn’t for her. Even so, she went to college, got a degree, and started working a corporate job.

But she dreamed of a bigger life. In 2012, she jumped ship and began consulting on a freelance basis with large corporations. After a few years, she started a podcast, She Did It Her Way, to help women transition from a nine-to-five job to starting their own businesses. Now, it’s not only a podcast but a yearly summit and a membership site.

In this episode, Amanda expresses why you have to be emotionally ready and deliberate about leaving your corporate job to start your business. Listen now.

“Stop making excuses for why you can’t be where you are and stop being a victim of your circumstances.”

Part of being a successful entrepreneur, Amanda says, is being comfortable with making “elective” decisions: a choice that you aren’t forced to make, but might move you forward toward your goal. Don’t wait for bad things to happen to you to make a decision—take control of your circumstances, she urges. If you know what you want, say yes to the things that get you there.

“It’s important to create weekly content to build up your audience, but it’s important to understand that that isn’t your product.”

Any would-be entrepreneur researching how to build an audience online may come across advice about giving away content for free on their websites. Amanda encourages everyone to be strategic about content creation and clear about your funnels. Don’t just start a podcast without a plan, she advises, and don’t quit your job to make time to create more free content.

“It’s all about what you do in the lead-up phase.”

Does this sound familiar? You’re starting a business while working full time at your corporate job, but you’re emotionally overwhelmed. You think that means it’s time for me to quit. Amanda would say, don’t! Validate your business idea, become intimate with your numbers, and learn how to be more efficient before you make the jump from corporate to entrepreneurship.

Amanda reminds us all that entrepreneurship is a difficult journey, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly or by one who isn’t ready to get real with their numbers.

]]> She Did It Her Way founder explains the smart way to transition from day job to entrepreneurship.

Amanda knew the white-collar life wasn’t for her. Even so, she went to college, got a degree, and started working a corporate job.

But she dreamed of a bigger life. In 2012, she jumped ship and began consulting on a freelance basis with large corporations. After a few years, she started a podcast, She Did It Her Way, to help women transition from a nine-to-five job to starting their own businesses. Now, it’s not only a podcast but a yearly summit and a membership site.

In this episode, Amanda expresses why you have to be emotionally ready and deliberate about leaving your corporate job to start your business. Listen now.

“Stop making excuses for why you can’t be where you are and stop being a victim of your circumstances.”

Part of being a successful entrepreneur, Amanda says, is being comfortable with making “elective” decisions: a choice that you aren’t forced to make, but might move you forward toward your goal. Don’t wait for bad things to happen to you to make a decision—take control of your circumstances, she urges. If you know what you want, say yes to the things that get you there.

“It’s important to create weekly content to build up your audience, but it’s important to understand that that isn’t your product.”

Any would-be entrepreneur researching how to build an audience online may come across advice about giving away content for free on their websites. Amanda encourages everyone to be strategic about content creation and clear about your funnels. Don’t just start a podcast without a plan, she advises, and don’t quit your job to make time to create more free content.

“It’s all about what you do in the lead-up phase.”

Does this sound familiar? You’re starting a business while ]]> She Did It Her Way founder explains the smart way to transition from day job to entrepreneurship.

Amanda knew the white-collar life wasn’t for her. Even so, she went to college, got a degree, and started working a corporate job.

But she dreamed of a bigger life. In 2012, she jumped ship and began consulting on a freelance basis with large corporations. After a few years, she started a podcast, She Did It Her Way, to help women transition from a nine-to-five job to starting their own businesses. Now, it’s not only a podcast but a yearly summit and a membership site.

In this episode, Amanda expresses why you have to be emotionally ready and deliberate about leaving your corporate job to start your business. Listen now.

“Stop making excuses for why you can’t be where you are and stop being a victim of your circumstances.”

Part of being a successful entrepreneur, Amanda says, is being comfortable with making “elective” decisions: a choice that you aren’t forced to make, but might move you forward toward your goal. Don’t wait for bad things to happen to you to make a decision—take control of your circumstances, she urges. If you know what you want, say yes to the things that get you there.

“It’s important to create weekly content to build up your audience, but it’s important to understand that that isn’t your product.”

Any would-be entrepreneur researching how to build an audience online may come across advice about giving away content for free on their websites. Amanda encourages everyone to be strategic about content creation and clear about your funnels. Don’t just start a podcast without a plan, she advises, and don’t quit your job to make time to create more free content.

“It’s all about what you do in the lead-up phase.”

Does this sound familiar? You’re starting a business while ]]> clean No no no 35:39 Chris Graebe Breaking Down the Science of Entrepreneurship with Adam Grant https://startupcamp.com/podcast/science-of-entrepreneurship-adam-grant/ Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:00:38 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=37785 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup,success,work How original thinkers find success – and how you can too.

Adam Grant’s claim to fame? He may have started the first social network at Harvard, years before Facebook. But then he shut it down because, when you can see people face-to-face, you don’t need an online network, right?

Adam Grant is a Wharton professor, organizational psychologist, researcher, and the bestselling author of Originals, a fantastic book about how individuals find success by challenging norms and championing new ideas. He also has a podcast with TED called WorkLife, where he explores unusual workplaces to change your perspective on what a workplace can be.

Today, Adam joins us to break down the science behind entrepreneurship. Whether you’re starting a company or you’ve been in business for a while, he shows you to question workplace norms and behaviors to achieve your goals. Listen now.

“I don’t have to be cut from a different cloth or have different DNA to do this.”

Adam outlines the traits of the original thinker from his research– and the traits, they might surprise you. It’s not about taking outrageous risks or jumping feet-first into a business idea you’ve been dreaming about. Successful entrepreneurs often don’t like taking big risks, but they carry on with their plans anyway, despite fear. He also shares research suggesting that quitting your day job to pursue your dream business might not be the best idea—at least, not for a while.

“He realized the mistake he was making was, he was unrolling his whole vision, and people weren’t ready for it.”

Throughout the interview, Adam returns to Elon Musk as an example of an original thinker, and specifically, a tempered radical: someone who rolls out their seemingly untenable plan for the future in reasonable, actionable steps, until the public sees the bigger vision as realistic and possible. In this, he also explores the difference between self-doubt and idea-doubt. Those who have complete certainty in their abilities but doubt their ideas will press forward—they’re more likely to question their process and find better alternatives when times get tough.

“More and more, the power is in the hands of the people who are motivated and talented.”

People no longer want to put their lives on hold for their nine-to-five. If you’re here on this journey with us, chances are that statement resonates with you. Adam Grant shows us that changes can be made if we’re brave enough to take action.

]]> How original thinkers find success – and how you can too.

Adam Grant’s claim to fame? He may have started the first social network at Harvard, years before Facebook. But then he shut it down because, when you can see people face-to-face, you don’t need an online network, right?

Adam Grant is a Wharton professor, organizational psychologist, researcher, and the bestselling author of Originals, a fantastic book about how individuals find success by challenging norms and championing new ideas. He also has a podcast with TED called WorkLife, where he explores unusual workplaces to change your perspective on what a workplace can be.

Today, Adam joins us to break down the science behind entrepreneurship. Whether you’re starting a company or you’ve been in business for a while, he shows you to question workplace norms and behaviors to achieve your goals. Listen now.

“I don’t have to be cut from a different cloth or have different DNA to do this.”

Adam outlines the traits of the original thinker from his research– and the traits, they might surprise you. It’s not about taking outrageous risks or jumping feet-first into a business idea you’ve been dreaming about. Successful entrepreneurs often don’t like taking big risks, but they carry on with their plans anyway, despite fear. He also shares research suggesting that quitting your day job to pursue your dream business might not be the best idea—at least, not for a while.

“He realized the mistake he was making was, he was unrolling his whole vision, and people weren’t ready for it.”

Throughout the interview, Adam returns to Elon Musk as an example of an original thinker, and specifically, a tempered radical: someone who rolls out their seemingly untenable plan for the future in reasonable, actionable steps, until the public sees the bigger vision as realistic and possible. In this, he also explores]]> How original thinkers find success – and how you can too.

Adam Grant’s claim to fame? He may have started the first social network at Harvard, years before Facebook. But then he shut it down because, when you can see people face-to-face, you don’t need an online network, right?

Adam Grant is a Wharton professor, organizational psychologist, researcher, and the bestselling author of Originals, a fantastic book about how individuals find success by challenging norms and championing new ideas. He also has a podcast with TED called WorkLife, where he explores unusual workplaces to change your perspective on what a workplace can be.

Today, Adam joins us to break down the science behind entrepreneurship. Whether you’re starting a company or you’ve been in business for a while, he shows you to question workplace norms and behaviors to achieve your goals. Listen now.

“I don’t have to be cut from a different cloth or have different DNA to do this.”

Adam outlines the traits of the original thinker from his research– and the traits, they might surprise you. It’s not about taking outrageous risks or jumping feet-first into a business idea you’ve been dreaming about. Successful entrepreneurs often don’t like taking big risks, but they carry on with their plans anyway, despite fear. He also shares research suggesting that quitting your day job to pursue your dream business might not be the best idea—at least, not for a while.

“He realized the mistake he was making was, he was unrolling his whole vision, and people weren’t ready for it.”

Throughout the interview, Adam returns to Elon Musk as an example of an original thinker, and specifically, a tempered radical: someone who rolls out their seemingly untenable plan for the future in reasonable, actionable steps, until the public sees the bigger vision as realistic and possible. In this, he also explores]]> clean No no no 51:27 Chris Graebe How to Get Your Most Important Work Done with Justin Kerr https://startupcamp.com/podcast/get-more-work-done-justin-kerr/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:00:38 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=37677 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup,work Become more efficient with the power of over-communication

When Justin left his position as the youngest senior executive at GAP to form his first startup, he had only one question: “Am I going to make a million dollars or a billion dollars?”

That mentality left him defeated on his couch, questioning his life choices. But Justin is resilient. He climbed the corporate ladder once more—only to leave it again, this time better informed.

Now, he’s the founder of Imprint Projects, a post-advertising creative agency, and the author of fourteen books including most recently, How to Be Great at Your Job.

Justin stresses the importance of happiness over striving for the top and shares his insight on how to excel at the things you do, with practical tips to make you hyper-efficient at that most odious chore—answering emails. Listen now.

Justin Kerr

“Be careful what you wish for. For me, I wish I’d made a better plan before I jumped ship.”

His entire life, Justin had been taken care of. His parents supported him through school and even post-graduation. But leaving comforts behind and experiencing the hardship of independence with his startup was the kind of failure he needed to become a better business owner and human being.

Justin bounced back from his crushing defeat and emerged with a stronger vision and skill-set, and is now a successful entrepreneur and author many times over. One of the most powerful skills he credits to his success: the ability to communicate clearly and directly. Specifically, Justin is a master of the art of email. In this podcast episode, he shares some of his best tips for writing fast emails that get the job done, and even gives advice on how to win an email fight and still remain a team player.

“I feel like half the world’s problems would be solved if we used bullet points to communicate.”

Finally, Justin reminds us that contentment in our work can be greatly undervalued in our society today. But, not everyone has to jump off the corporate ladder to be happy or to pursue their dreams. Sometimes, our busy lives have little time to consider what we actually want. If you find something you enjoy doing, and you believe you’re happy—stay there, Justin encourages us. And if you need to leave to move forward, find the courage to do so.

“Society tells us it’s all or nothing, but there’s plenty of room in between to be happy if you let yourself be.”

]]> Become more efficient with the power of over-communication

When Justin left his position as the youngest senior executive at GAP to form his first startup, he had only one question: “Am I going to make a million dollars or a billion dollars?”

That mentality left him defeated on his couch, questioning his life choices. But Justin is resilient. He climbed the corporate ladder once more—only to leave it again, this time better informed.

Now, he’s the founder of Imprint Projects, a post-advertising creative agency, and the author of fourteen books including most recently, How to Be Great at Your Job.

Justin stresses the importance of happiness over striving for the top and shares his insight on how to excel at the things you do, with practical tips to make you hyper-efficient at that most odious chore—answering emails. Listen now.

Justin Kerr

“Be careful what you wish for. For me, I wish I’d made a better plan before I jumped ship.”

His entire life, Justin had been taken care of. His parents supported him through school and even post-graduation. But leaving comforts behind and experiencing the hardship of independence with his startup was the kind of failure he needed to become a better business owner and human being.

Justin bounced back from his crushing defeat and emerged with a stronger vision and skill-set, and is now a successful entrepreneur and author many times over. One of the most powerful skills he credits to his success: the ability to communicate clearly and directly. Specifically, Justin is a master of the art of email. In this podcast episode, he shares some of his best tips for writing fast emails that get the job done, and even gives advice on how to win an email fight and still remain a team player.

“I feel like half the world’s problems would be solved if we used bullet points to communicate.”

Become more efficient with the power of over-communication

When Justin left his position as the youngest senior executive at GAP to form his first startup, he had only one question: “Am I going to make a million dollars or a billion dollars?”

That mentality left him defeated on his couch, questioning his life choices. But Justin is resilient. He climbed the corporate ladder once more—only to leave it again, this time better informed.

Now, he’s the founder of Imprint Projects, a post-advertising creative agency, and the author of fourteen books including most recently, How to Be Great at Your Job.

Justin stresses the importance of happiness over striving for the top and shares his insight on how to excel at the things you do, with practical tips to make you hyper-efficient at that most odious chore—answering emails. Listen now.

Justin Kerr

“Be careful what you wish for. For me, I wish I’d made a better plan before I jumped ship.”

His entire life, Justin had been taken care of. His parents supported him through school and even post-graduation. But leaving comforts behind and experiencing the hardship of independence with his startup was the kind of failure he needed to become a better business owner and human being.

Justin bounced back from his crushing defeat and emerged with a stronger vision and skill-set, and is now a successful entrepreneur and author many times over. One of the most powerful skills he credits to his success: the ability to communicate clearly and directly. Specifically, Justin is a master of the art of email. In this podcast episode, he shares some of his best tips for writing fast emails that get the job done, and even gives advice on how to win an email fight and still remain a team player.

“I feel like half the world’s problems would be solved if we used bullet points to communicate.”

clean No no no 50:58 Chris Graebe Getting Dangerous on Social Media with Free & Low-Cost Strategies with Shane Barker https://startupcamp.com/podcast/free-and-low-cost-marketing-strategies-shane-barker/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:00:43 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=37549 brand,business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,marketing,small business,social media,startup How you can take control of your brand with free and low-cost marketing strategies

Shane has been working in the online space since the early days. He even teaches a course for small businesses and aspiring influencers at UCLA about personal branding. He remembers how easy it was, in the beginning, to use influencer marketing to your advantage. Now, it can be difficult to make your mark online.

In this episode, Shane gives us a suite of practical tips and stories from his clients about making your brand stand out online. Listen now.

“For me as a marketer…I take every business that comes to me as if it is my business because I did start at a point where my budget was literally nothing.”

If you’ve got no time and big bucks, you can pay someone like Shane to create or improve your online marketing strategies. But if you’re small and scrappy, Shane says that the best thing you can do is consume all the content you can get your hands on. You don’t have to become a marketing expert—you just have to lay a foundation.

“You can go and get enough information to be dangerous.”

Allocate money for marketing, but that’s not enough. You have to know WHERE to spend your money, whether you have hundreds or thousands of dollars. He can help you answer the question, “Where do you spend your first dollar?” In some cases, it’s finding someone who already has an audience you want.

“Every influencer is their own business.”

When it comes to working with influencers, it’s not about the follower count. A large audience means nothing to Shane if the influencer shows up late to a meeting or doesn’t take their job seriously. It’s important to develop a relationship with your influencers so they can market your brand in a meaningful, impactful way.

Whether you’re a small business or an influencer on Instagram, you’re sure to find some value in Shane’s stories.

]]> How you can take control of your brand with free and low-cost marketing strategies

Shane has been working in the online space since the early days. He even teaches a course for small businesses and aspiring influencers at UCLA about personal branding. He remembers how easy it was, in the beginning, to use influencer marketing to your advantage. Now, it can be difficult to make your mark online.

In this episode, Shane gives us a suite of practical tips and stories from his clients about making your brand stand out online. Listen now.

“For me as a marketer…I take every business that comes to me as if it is my business because I did start at a point where my budget was literally nothing.”

If you’ve got no time and big bucks, you can pay someone like Shane to create or improve your online marketing strategies. But if you’re small and scrappy, Shane says that the best thing you can do is consume all the content you can get your hands on. You don’t have to become a marketing expert—you just have to lay a foundation.

“You can go and get enough information to be dangerous.”

Allocate money for marketing, but that’s not enough. You have to know WHERE to spend your money, whether you have hundreds or thousands of dollars. He can help you answer the question, “Where do you spend your first dollar?” In some cases, it’s finding someone who already has an audience you want.

“Every influencer is their own business.”

When it comes to working with influencers, it’s not about the follower count. A large audience means nothing to Shane if the influencer shows up late to a meeting or doesn’t take their job seriously. It’s important to develop a relationship with your influencers so they can market your brand in a meaningful, impactful way.

Whether you’re a small business or an influencer on Instagram, you’re]]> How you can take control of your brand with free and low-cost marketing strategies

Shane has been working in the online space since the early days. He even teaches a course for small businesses and aspiring influencers at UCLA about personal branding. He remembers how easy it was, in the beginning, to use influencer marketing to your advantage. Now, it can be difficult to make your mark online.

In this episode, Shane gives us a suite of practical tips and stories from his clients about making your brand stand out online. Listen now.

“For me as a marketer…I take every business that comes to me as if it is my business because I did start at a point where my budget was literally nothing.”

If you’ve got no time and big bucks, you can pay someone like Shane to create or improve your online marketing strategies. But if you’re small and scrappy, Shane says that the best thing you can do is consume all the content you can get your hands on. You don’t have to become a marketing expert—you just have to lay a foundation.

“You can go and get enough information to be dangerous.”

Allocate money for marketing, but that’s not enough. You have to know WHERE to spend your money, whether you have hundreds or thousands of dollars. He can help you answer the question, “Where do you spend your first dollar?” In some cases, it’s finding someone who already has an audience you want.

“Every influencer is their own business.”

When it comes to working with influencers, it’s not about the follower count. A large audience means nothing to Shane if the influencer shows up late to a meeting or doesn’t take their job seriously. It’s important to develop a relationship with your influencers so they can market your brand in a meaningful, impactful way.

Whether you’re a small business or an influencer on Instagram, you’re]]> clean No no no 57:30 Chris Graebe Live Like a Millionaire in All Areas of Your Life with Matt Aitchison https://startupcamp.com/podcast/live-like-a-millionaire-matt-aitchison/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:00:47 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=37286 brand,business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,marketing,small business,social media,startup Are you too focused on money to ever truly be wealthy?

Matt Aitchison woke up in jail one day and realized if he didn’t change his ways, he would never truly be free. Expelled from high school and arrested after some poor decisions in college, Matt dove into entrepreneurship to turn his life around. He bought his first house without using his own money and earned over $100,000 profit on his first flip.

Now, he’s a successful real estate investor with a passion for helping others realize their dreams of financial freedom.

In this episode, Matt explains how you can have your own entrepreneurial transformation and why real wealth isn’t a number in your bank account, it’s apparent in every aspect of how you live your life. Listen now.

Money doesn’t bring happiness, says Matt or “Matty A” as he likes to be called, but it did bring him the freedom to help others, which is his true passion.

“You don’t need to have it all figured out, but you have to get in the game.”

Once you know what you’re after, it’s all about having the discipline to “move the needle forward” with high-impact activities. Not just once, twice, or three times, but every time, over time. It’s not a sprint—it’s a marathon.

“There are so many people who are going to invite you to play small with them in life.”

Having a mentor impacted Matt’s journey immensely, allowing him to traverse the sometimes-risky real estate arena while avoiding many mistakes and pitfalls. Now a mentor himself, he shares his wisdom with other would-be house flippers. As long as there are deals to be had, he believes any market is viable—and he competes in one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States.

“I think [entrepreneurship] is one of the greatest calls to adventure and one of the greatest self-discovery processes on the planet.”

Matt shows us all that with a little guidance, discipline, and good old-fashioned hard work, anyone can turn their life around and achieve the freedom they crave.

]]> Are you too focused on money to ever truly be wealthy?

Matt Aitchison woke up in jail one day and realized if he didn’t change his ways, he would never truly be free. Expelled from high school and arrested after some poor decisions in college, Matt dove into entrepreneurship to turn his life around. He bought his first house without using his own money and earned over $100,000 profit on his first flip.

Now, he’s a successful real estate investor with a passion for helping others realize their dreams of financial freedom.

In this episode, Matt explains how you can have your own entrepreneurial transformation and why real wealth isn’t a number in your bank account, it’s apparent in every aspect of how you live your life. Listen now.

Money doesn’t bring happiness, says Matt or “Matty A” as he likes to be called, but it did bring him the freedom to help others, which is his true passion.

“You don’t need to have it all figured out, but you have to get in the game.”

Once you know what you’re after, it’s all about having the discipline to “move the needle forward” with high-impact activities. Not just once, twice, or three times, but every time, over time. It’s not a sprint—it’s a marathon.

“There are so many people who are going to invite you to play small with them in life.”

Having a mentor impacted Matt’s journey immensely, allowing him to traverse the sometimes-risky real estate arena while avoiding many mistakes and pitfalls. Now a mentor himself, he shares his wisdom with other would-be house flippers. As long as there are deals to be had, he believes any market is viable—and he competes in one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States.

“I think [entrepreneurship] is one of the greatest calls to adventure and one of the greatest self-discove]]> Are you too focused on money to ever truly be wealthy?

Matt Aitchison woke up in jail one day and realized if he didn’t change his ways, he would never truly be free. Expelled from high school and arrested after some poor decisions in college, Matt dove into entrepreneurship to turn his life around. He bought his first house without using his own money and earned over $100,000 profit on his first flip.

Now, he’s a successful real estate investor with a passion for helping others realize their dreams of financial freedom.

In this episode, Matt explains how you can have your own entrepreneurial transformation and why real wealth isn’t a number in your bank account, it’s apparent in every aspect of how you live your life. Listen now.

Money doesn’t bring happiness, says Matt or “Matty A” as he likes to be called, but it did bring him the freedom to help others, which is his true passion.

“You don’t need to have it all figured out, but you have to get in the game.”

Once you know what you’re after, it’s all about having the discipline to “move the needle forward” with high-impact activities. Not just once, twice, or three times, but every time, over time. It’s not a sprint—it’s a marathon.

“There are so many people who are going to invite you to play small with them in life.”

Having a mentor impacted Matt’s journey immensely, allowing him to traverse the sometimes-risky real estate arena while avoiding many mistakes and pitfalls. Now a mentor himself, he shares his wisdom with other would-be house flippers. As long as there are deals to be had, he believes any market is viable—and he competes in one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States.

“I think [entrepreneurship] is one of the greatest calls to adventure and one of the greatest self-discove]]> clean No no no 48:48 Chris Graebe Don’t follow your passion, follow your “different” with Christopher Lochhead https://startupcamp.com/podcast/christopher-lochhead/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:00:54 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=37190 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business How do you compete as a small business against giant corporations?

This is one of the best times to be an entrepreneur—but not niching down is a colossal mistake, according to Christopher Lochhead. He’s a multi-talented entrepreneur, marketer, and author.

And Christopher says that one of his “ah-ha” moments has been this: small businesses who don’t distinguish themselves are going to fail.

“It’s the people who are different that make the difference. ‘Follow your passion’ is really stupid advice. Follow your different is very good advice.”

In this compelling conversation, Christopher drills down on the idea of not being better, but embracing your different, and using that to make an impact on what matters most. Listen now.

Christopher Lochhead is terrible at math. He’s also dyslexic and he can never find his keys. Yet as a Silicon Valley marketer, he built and sold several successful companies, managed multi-million-dollar budgets, wrote bestselling books, and interviewed some of the world’s most brilliant minds on his popular podcast, Legends and Losers.

“It’s the struggles we choose that makes us who we are.”

Christopher believes that you can’t be a legend without being a loser, and those who roll with the punches and continue to preach what they love are the ones who are going to come out on top. On this podcast episode, he shares stories of small businesses succeeding despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, driving home the point that anyone who finds their strength and uses it to solve a problem can be an entrepreneur.

“My dream in life is that one day most people, rather than follow their incremental better, will follow their exponential different.”

Christopher is as passionate as he is engaging. From advertising blunders to small businesses creating unlikely successful products, you’re sure to have a few ah-ha moments of your own in this one.

]]> How do you compete as a small business against giant corporations?

This is one of the best times to be an entrepreneur—but not niching down is a colossal mistake, according to Christopher Lochhead. He’s a multi-talented entrepreneur, marketer, and author.

And Christopher says that one of his “ah-ha” moments has been this: small businesses who don’t distinguish themselves are going to fail.

“It’s the people who are different that make the difference. ‘Follow your passion’ is really stupid advice. Follow your different is very good advice.”

In this compelling conversation, Christopher drills down on the idea of not being better, but embracing your different, and using that to make an impact on what matters most. Listen now.

Christopher Lochhead is terrible at math. He’s also dyslexic and he can never find his keys. Yet as a Silicon Valley marketer, he built and sold several successful companies, managed multi-million-dollar budgets, wrote bestselling books, and interviewed some of the world’s most brilliant minds on his popular podcast, Legends and Losers.

“It’s the struggles we choose that makes us who we are.”

Christopher believes that you can’t be a legend without being a loser, and those who roll with the punches and continue to preach what they love are the ones who are going to come out on top. On this podcast episode, he shares stories of small businesses succeeding despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, driving home the point that anyone who finds their strength and uses it to solve a problem can be a]]> How do you compete as a small business against giant corporations?

This is one of the best times to be an entrepreneur—but not niching down is a colossal mistake, according to Christopher Lochhead. He’s a multi-talented entrepreneur, marketer, and author.

And Christopher says that one of his “ah-ha” moments has been this: small businesses who don’t distinguish themselves are going to fail.

“It’s the people who are different that make the difference. ‘Follow your passion’ is really stupid advice. Follow your different is very good advice.”

In this compelling conversation, Christopher drills down on the idea of not being better, but embracing your different, and using that to make an impact on what matters most. Listen now.

Christopher Lochhead is terrible at math. He’s also dyslexic and he can never find his keys. Yet as a Silicon Valley marketer, he built and sold several successful companies, managed multi-million-dollar budgets, wrote bestselling books, and interviewed some of the world’s most brilliant minds on his popular podcast, Legends and Losers.

“It’s the struggles we choose that makes us who we are.”

Christopher believes that you can’t be a legend without being a loser, and those who roll with the punches and continue to preach what they love are the ones who are going to come out on top. On this podcast episode, he shares stories of small businesses succeeding despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, driving home the point that anyone who finds their strength and uses it to solve a problem can be a]]> clean No no no 1:05:15 Chris Graebe Paving The Road To Success With $5.50 And Relentless Discipline with Nathan Chan https://startupcamp.com/podcast/nathan-chan-road-to-success/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:00:29 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=36939 business,dream,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup,success Nathan Chan launched Foundr magazine to the glorious tune of two subscribers ($5.50 in sales)

In less than 15 months, he had put the Sir Richard Branson on the cover, and Foundr had cracked 100,000 subscribers.

Nathan’s extraordinary climb—from entrepreneurial nobody to the founder of an international brand—has been anything but glamorous. He calls his first year the “trough of sorrows”, where every day was an emotional grind and uphill battle.

By the same stroke, Nathan’s life and stories are a template for how we can all succeed as entrepreneurs—through persistence, force of spirit, and a commitment to his customers.

In this powerful conversation, Nathan is sharing his best advice for dealing with doubters, cutting through the noise of a thousand competitors, and tackling social media. Listen now.

road to success

Things look pretty glorious for Foundr at the moment, with 1.6 million Instagram followers, an email list that is growing by thousands a day, and a number of new offerings that are turning cost sectors into profits. But as Nathan will tell you,

                 “There is no story without struggle.

What he means by that is that real lows came before the highs. Just take Foundr’s launch, when after months of hard work (on top of his regular 9-5) Nathan managed to nab a mere two subscribers. The cover of the magazine was a goofy stock image, something that Nathan finds almost embarrassing.

Fast forward a few years, and now you’ll find the likes of Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, and Seth Godin on the covers. But Nathan doesn’t look back on that first stock image with regret. Far from it, it’s a reminder of how far they’ve come, an important part of the story.

Moreover, Nathan knew that perfect was not going to be attainable. A stock image cover was better than no cover at all.

“You want it to be perfect, you care so much, you want to be proud of it – but if you just don’t get it out there, nothing’s gonna happen.”

That’s one of the key entrepreneurial lessons Nathan learned as the founder of a digital magazine. Even though he only started with two subscribers, Nathan felt he had a responsibility to ship a monthly issue. He worked tirelessly to not let his customers down, but accepted the fact that his product would never be “perfect”.

And in our conversation, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Nathan is sharing a trove of other insights that he’s gained on his road to success, from pitching Sir Branson, to growing explosively through social media, to strategies to make your little scrappy startup totally lethal.

We’re huge fans of Nathan, and we know you will be, too.

]]> Nathan Chan launched Foundr magazine to the glorious tune of two subscribers ($5.50 in sales)

In less than 15 months, he had put the Sir Richard Branson on the cover, and Foundr had cracked 100,000 subscribers.

Nathan’s extraordinary climb—from entrepreneurial nobody to the founder of an international brand—has been anything but glamorous. He calls his first year the “trough of sorrows”, where every day was an emotional grind and uphill battle.

By the same stroke, Nathan’s life and stories are a template for how we can all succeed as entrepreneurs—through persistence, force of spirit, and a commitment to his customers.

In this powerful conversation, Nathan is sharing his best advice for dealing with doubters, cutting through the noise of a thousand competitors, and tackling social media. Listen now.

road to success

Things look pretty glorious for Foundr at the moment, with 1.6 million Instagram followers, an email list that is growing by thousands a day, and a number of new offerings that are turning cost sectors into profits. But as Nathan will tell you,

                 “There is no story without struggle.

What he means by that is that real lows came before the highs. Just take Foundr’s launch, when after months of hard work (on top of his regular 9-5) Nathan managed to nab a mere two subscribers. The cover of the magazine was a goofy stock image, something that Nathan finds almost embarrassing.

Fast forward a few years, and now you’ll find the likes of Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, and Seth Godin on the covers. But Nathan doesn’t look back on that first stock image with regret. Far from it, it’s a reminder of how far they’ve come, an important part of the story.

Moreover, Nathan knew that perfect was n]]> Nathan Chan launched Foundr magazine to the glorious tune of two subscribers ($5.50 in sales)

In less than 15 months, he had put the Sir Richard Branson on the cover, and Foundr had cracked 100,000 subscribers.

Nathan’s extraordinary climb—from entrepreneurial nobody to the founder of an international brand—has been anything but glamorous. He calls his first year the “trough of sorrows”, where every day was an emotional grind and uphill battle.

By the same stroke, Nathan’s life and stories are a template for how we can all succeed as entrepreneurs—through persistence, force of spirit, and a commitment to his customers.

In this powerful conversation, Nathan is sharing his best advice for dealing with doubters, cutting through the noise of a thousand competitors, and tackling social media. Listen now.

road to success

Things look pretty glorious for Foundr at the moment, with 1.6 million Instagram followers, an email list that is growing by thousands a day, and a number of new offerings that are turning cost sectors into profits. But as Nathan will tell you,

                 “There is no story without struggle.

What he means by that is that real lows came before the highs. Just take Foundr’s launch, when after months of hard work (on top of his regular 9-5) Nathan managed to nab a mere two subscribers. The cover of the magazine was a goofy stock image, something that Nathan finds almost embarrassing.

Fast forward a few years, and now you’ll find the likes of Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, and Seth Godin on the covers. But Nathan doesn’t look back on that first stock image with regret. Far from it, it’s a reminder of how far they’ve come, an important part of the story.

Moreover, Nathan knew that perfect was n]]> clean No no no 46:15 Chris Graebe How To Make A Living As A Creative Or Art Entrepreneur with Lisa Congdon https://startupcamp.com/podcast/make-a-living-creative-art-entrepreneur/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:45 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=36223 art entrepreneurship,business,creative,entrepreneur,small business The Internet is exploding with opportunities for creatives and artistic entrepreneurs.

That’s what Lisa Congdon says. She’s the multi-talented artist, illustrator, author, and entrepreneur who’s teaching her fellow creatives how to thrive in the digital economy.

So what is Lisa’s advice? Build a body of work through a personal challenge. Dive into multiple income streams. Above all, don’t listen to that nagging professor-voice in your head telling you your work isn’t good enough.

In Lisa’s words, “I got where I am by sharing the wonky, naive, unfinished stuff I was making back in the day.”

Learn how to put Lisa’s best advice into practice—and a whole lot more—on this episode of the StartupCamp podcast.

creative entrepreneurship

Lisa’s path to becoming an artist/entrepreneur wasn’t typical. She never even went to art school. Though that might have actually helped her, she explains:

“Because I hadn’t gone to art school, I didn’t have that professor voice in my head saying, you’re doing it wrong! Or, you can’t be an illustrator and a fine artist at the same time. I was just like—I like all these things, I’m just going to do them.”

Lisa actually started out as a teacher and then went on to have a successful career in a non-profit. She didn’t go full-time as an art entrepreneur until 39!

Just goes to show, it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Of course, she had been putting her nose to the grindstone working on her craft and her business before then. To build a body of work, Lisa made herself personal challenges.

After all, “There’s no way you can do something every day for a year and not get better at it.”

Whether you’re an artist who wants to become an art entrepreneur or a creative person who wants to bring your dreams – art or otherwise – to life, we know you’ll take a ton away from this interesting conversation.

]]> The Internet is exploding with opportunities for creatives and artistic entrepreneurs.

That’s what Lisa Congdon says. She’s the multi-talented artist, illustrator, author, and entrepreneur who’s teaching her fellow creatives how to thrive in the digital economy.

So what is Lisa’s advice? Build a body of work through a personal challenge. Dive into multiple income streams. Above all, don’t listen to that nagging professor-voice in your head telling you your work isn’t good enough.

In Lisa’s words, “I got where I am by sharing the wonky, naive, unfinished stuff I was making back in the day.”

Learn how to put Lisa’s best advice into practice—and a whole lot more—on this episode of the StartupCamp podcast.

creative entrepreneurship

Lisa’s path to becoming an artist/entrepreneur wasn’t typical. She never even went to art school. Though that might have actually helped her, she explains:

“Because I hadn’t gone to art school, I didn’t have that professor voice in my head saying, you’re doing it wrong! Or, you can’t be an illustrator and a fine artist at the same time. I was just like—I like all these things, I’m just going to do them.”

Lisa actually started out as a teacher and then went on to have a successful career in a non-profit. She didn’t go full-time as an art entrepreneur until 39!

Just goes to show, it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Of course, she had been putting her nose to the grindstone working on her craft and her business before then. To build a body of work, Lisa made herself personal challenges.

After all, “There’s no way you can do something every day for a year and not get better at it.”

Whether you’re an artist who wants to become an art entrep]]> The Internet is exploding with opportunities for creatives and artistic entrepreneurs.

That’s what Lisa Congdon says. She’s the multi-talented artist, illustrator, author, and entrepreneur who’s teaching her fellow creatives how to thrive in the digital economy.

So what is Lisa’s advice? Build a body of work through a personal challenge. Dive into multiple income streams. Above all, don’t listen to that nagging professor-voice in your head telling you your work isn’t good enough.

In Lisa’s words, “I got where I am by sharing the wonky, naive, unfinished stuff I was making back in the day.”

Learn how to put Lisa’s best advice into practice—and a whole lot more—on this episode of the StartupCamp podcast.

creative entrepreneurship

Lisa’s path to becoming an artist/entrepreneur wasn’t typical. She never even went to art school. Though that might have actually helped her, she explains:

“Because I hadn’t gone to art school, I didn’t have that professor voice in my head saying, you’re doing it wrong! Or, you can’t be an illustrator and a fine artist at the same time. I was just like—I like all these things, I’m just going to do them.”

Lisa actually started out as a teacher and then went on to have a successful career in a non-profit. She didn’t go full-time as an art entrepreneur until 39!

Just goes to show, it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Of course, she had been putting her nose to the grindstone working on her craft and her business before then. To build a body of work, Lisa made herself personal challenges.

After all, “There’s no way you can do something every day for a year and not get better at it.”

Whether you’re an artist who wants to become an art entrep]]> clean No no no 52:10 Chris Graebe How to Create Perfect Customer Experiences (and Find Your Yellow Tux) With Jesse Cole https://startupcamp.com/podcast/jesse-cole/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:00:39 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=36137 business,customer care,dream,entrepreneur,startup,success How can you stand out from the crowd?

Whatever’s normal, do the opposite.

That’s the advice of Jesse Cole, founder of Fans First Entertainment, author of Find Your Yellow Tux, and Owner of the Savannah Bananas, an amateur baseball team.

Jesse and his team have done something incredible with the Bananas; selling out their 2017 and 2018 seasons by completely transforming the baseball business model. Jesse himself is a kind of spectacle, wearing a banana yellow tuxedo and top hat to work every day.

Jesse’s mantra is all about putting fans first and standing out from the crowd, a must for any new or growing business. Learn all about Jesse’s tricks and tactics for getting attention, creating the perfect customer experience, and leading a winning team on this podcast episode. Listen now.

Perfect Customer Experience

What could you possibly learn from a man in a yellow tuxedo?

A lot, it turns out. Remember that the success of the Savannah Bananas has been pretty incredible. They’re not even technically a minor league baseball team (they’re a “wood-bat” collegiate summer league team), and they’re still selling out every game.

Jesse’s approach to business is all about creating a perfect customer experience, standing out from the crowd, and building a team based on real love. In this fun and interesting conversation, you’ll learn about some of the wacky tactics that Jesse has used to gain eyeballs (just take a guess at what the “Banana Nanas” are) and, more importantly, the mindset he used to generate them.

But, Jesse’s rise to success hasn’t been all sunshine and bananas. Before the Savannah Bananas hit a grand slam, they were striking out. Jesse and his wife, actually, sold their dream home to finance their unconventional business.

They made it, and so can you. With Jesse’s advice on PR, personal communication, and customer experience, you can create your own stand-out company and make waves.

]]> How can you stand out from the crowd?

Whatever’s normal, do the opposite.

That’s the advice of Jesse Cole, founder of Fans First Entertainment, author of Find Your Yellow Tux, and Owner of the Savannah Bananas, an amateur baseball team.

Jesse and his team have done something incredible with the Bananas; selling out their 2017 and 2018 seasons by completely transforming the baseball business model. Jesse himself is a kind of spectacle, wearing a banana yellow tuxedo and top hat to work every day.

Jesse’s mantra is all about putting fans first and standing out from the crowd, a must for any new or growing business. Learn all about Jesse’s tricks and tactics for getting attention, creating the perfect customer experience, and leading a winning team on this podcast episode. Listen now.

Perfect Customer Experience

What could you possibly learn from a man in a yellow tuxedo?

A lot, it turns out. Remember that the success of the Savannah Bananas has been pretty incredible. They’re not even technically a minor league baseball team (they’re a “wood-bat” collegiate summer league team), and they’re still selling out every game.

Jesse’s approach to business is all about creating a perfect customer experience, standing out from the crowd, and building a team based on real love. In this fun and interesting conversation, you’ll learn about some of the wacky tactics that Jesse has used to gain eyeballs (just take a guess at what the “Banana Nanas” are) and, more importantly, the mindset he used to generate them.

But, Jesse’s rise to success hasn’t been all sunshine and bananas. Before the Savannah Bananas hit a grand slam, they were striking out. Jesse and his wife, actually, sold their dream home to finance their]]> How can you stand out from the crowd?

Whatever’s normal, do the opposite.

That’s the advice of Jesse Cole, founder of Fans First Entertainment, author of Find Your Yellow Tux, and Owner of the Savannah Bananas, an amateur baseball team.

Jesse and his team have done something incredible with the Bananas; selling out their 2017 and 2018 seasons by completely transforming the baseball business model. Jesse himself is a kind of spectacle, wearing a banana yellow tuxedo and top hat to work every day.

Jesse’s mantra is all about putting fans first and standing out from the crowd, a must for any new or growing business. Learn all about Jesse’s tricks and tactics for getting attention, creating the perfect customer experience, and leading a winning team on this podcast episode. Listen now.

Perfect Customer Experience

What could you possibly learn from a man in a yellow tuxedo?

A lot, it turns out. Remember that the success of the Savannah Bananas has been pretty incredible. They’re not even technically a minor league baseball team (they’re a “wood-bat” collegiate summer league team), and they’re still selling out every game.

Jesse’s approach to business is all about creating a perfect customer experience, standing out from the crowd, and building a team based on real love. In this fun and interesting conversation, you’ll learn about some of the wacky tactics that Jesse has used to gain eyeballs (just take a guess at what the “Banana Nanas” are) and, more importantly, the mindset he used to generate them.

But, Jesse’s rise to success hasn’t been all sunshine and bananas. Before the Savannah Bananas hit a grand slam, they were striking out. Jesse and his wife, actually, sold their dream home to finance their]]> clean No no no 36:36 Chris Graebe Applying The Mindset Of A World-Champion Athlete To Business With Ben Bergeron https://startupcamp.com/podcast/ben-bergeron/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:00:43 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=36037 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup What can crossfit teach us about business?

Great business, like great coaching, has to be transactional and transformational.

That means that you need to focus on measurable results and company culture, says Ben Bergeron. He’s the coach of six world champion crossfit athletes and, most recently, the author of Chasing Excellence.

But Ben is more than just a great coach. He’s also the owner of several successful crossfit gyms (“boxes”) and a SaaS subscription-based training company.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, Ben is teaching us how to apply the discipline and excellence-driven mindset of a world champion athlete to entrepreneurship. Listen now.mindset

What’s it like to train the fittest man in the world? And how can you apply those insights to your own business?

The qualities that make great athletes are essentially the same that make great business culture. According to Ben, it all boils down to being hungry, humble, and smart (the hallmark qualities of a great team player in the words of Patrick Lencioni). For instance, to improve his sprinting time, Matt Fraser did the last thing you’d expect the “World’s Fittest Man” to do.

Ben’s mission is excellence. His businesses, like the athletes he trains, are constantly striving for growth and improvement. In Ben’s words, the keys to excellence are all about creating processes with very specific steps. When Ben coaches his athletes on sleep, he doesn’t just tell them to get to bed early; he maps out every step of their nightly routine.

On this episode, you’ll also learn:

  • How to effective teach yourself (or someone else) discipline
  • What to look for in new coaches or employees
  • Ben’s best advice for someone who wants to open their own gym

Good luck in your own pursuit of excellence and enjoy.

 

]]> What can crossfit teach us about business?

Great business, like great coaching, has to be transactional and transformational.

That means that you need to focus on measurable results and company culture, says Ben Bergeron. He’s the coach of six world champion crossfit athletes and, most recently, the author of Chasing Excellence.

But Ben is more than just a great coach. He’s also the owner of several successful crossfit gyms (“boxes”) and a SaaS subscription-based training company.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, Ben is teaching us how to apply the discipline and excellence-driven mindset of a world champion athlete to entrepreneurship. Listen now.mindset

What’s it like to train the fittest man in the world? And how can you apply those insights to your own business?

The qualities that make great athletes are essentially the same that make great business culture. According to Ben, it all boils down to being hungry, humble, and smart (the hallmark qualities of a great team player in the words of Patrick Lencioni). For instance, to improve his sprinting time, Matt Fraser did the last thing you’d expect the “World’s Fittest Man” to do.

Ben’s mission is excellence. His businesses, like the athletes he trains, are constantly striving for growth and improvement. In Ben’s words, the keys to excellence are all about creating processes with very specific steps. When Ben coaches his athletes on sleep, he doesn’t just tell them to get to bed early; he maps out every step of their nightly routine.

On this episode, you’ll also learn:

  • How to effective teach yourself (or someone else) discipline
  • What to look for in new coaches or employees
  • Ben’s best advice for someone who wants to open their own gym

Good luck in your own pursuit of exc]]> What can crossfit teach us about business?

Great business, like great coaching, has to be transactional and transformational.

That means that you need to focus on measurable results and company culture, says Ben Bergeron. He’s the coach of six world champion crossfit athletes and, most recently, the author of Chasing Excellence.

But Ben is more than just a great coach. He’s also the owner of several successful crossfit gyms (“boxes”) and a SaaS subscription-based training company.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, Ben is teaching us how to apply the discipline and excellence-driven mindset of a world champion athlete to entrepreneurship. Listen now.mindset

What’s it like to train the fittest man in the world? And how can you apply those insights to your own business?

The qualities that make great athletes are essentially the same that make great business culture. According to Ben, it all boils down to being hungry, humble, and smart (the hallmark qualities of a great team player in the words of Patrick Lencioni). For instance, to improve his sprinting time, Matt Fraser did the last thing you’d expect the “World’s Fittest Man” to do.

Ben’s mission is excellence. His businesses, like the athletes he trains, are constantly striving for growth and improvement. In Ben’s words, the keys to excellence are all about creating processes with very specific steps. When Ben coaches his athletes on sleep, he doesn’t just tell them to get to bed early; he maps out every step of their nightly routine.

On this episode, you’ll also learn:

  • How to effective teach yourself (or someone else) discipline
  • What to look for in new coaches or employees
  • Ben’s best advice for someone who wants to open their own gym

Good luck in your own pursuit of exc]]> clean No no no 40:25 Chris Graebe What’s The Future Of Social Media (And How Can You Make It Work For Your Business)? https://startupcamp.com/podcast/jeremy-goldman/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:45:10 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35928 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup What’s the next big social media platform?

It’s not actually social media, says Jeremy Goldman. He’s the CEO and Founder of Firebrand Group, host of the FUTUREPROOF podcast, and the author of Getting to Like: How to Boost Your Personal and Professional Brand to Expand Opportunities, Grow Your Business, and Achieve Financial Success.

Basically, Jeremy is a guy who knows his way around social media. Really, really well.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we’re talking to Jeremy about the future of social media and what it means for your business. We’ll dive into paid advertising, influencer strategies, and analytics. If you want to build up your brand with the power of social, give this episode a listen!social media

Why is your business using social media?

That question is often overlook by businesses of all kinds, says Jeremy. All too often, entrepreneurs and MNBs alike go into social media looking to improve arbitrary stats (engagements, anyone?) and end up burning dollars.

That’s just one of the helpful directions Jeremy is laying out on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast. Here, we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t in terms of paid advertising strategies, influencer strategies, and analytics. Jeremy shares examples of what has worked for him in the past, what he advises clients and companies to pursue, and the common traps they fall into.

When it comes to social media, Jeremy explains, we have to always be humble and learning. That means constantly trying new things to find a strategy that is uniquely suited to your own business, not just being copycat. Zag, when others zig.

We know you’ll get a lot of great insight into the ways you can make social media actually work for your business from this podcast.

Oh, and you’ll also learn why the future of social media isn’t actually social media. Enjoy.

]]> What’s the next big social media platform?

It’s not actually social media, says Jeremy Goldman. He’s the CEO and Founder of Firebrand Group, host of the FUTUREPROOF podcast, and the author of Getting to Like: How to Boost Your Personal and Professional Brand to Expand Opportunities, Grow Your Business, and Achieve Financial Success.

Basically, Jeremy is a guy who knows his way around social media. Really, really well.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we’re talking to Jeremy about the future of social media and what it means for your business. We’ll dive into paid advertising, influencer strategies, and analytics. If you want to build up your brand with the power of social, give this episode a listen!social media

Why is your business using social media?

That question is often overlook by businesses of all kinds, says Jeremy. All too often, entrepreneurs and MNBs alike go into social media looking to improve arbitrary stats (engagements, anyone?) and end up burning dollars.

That’s just one of the helpful directions Jeremy is laying out on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast. Here, we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t in terms of paid advertising strategies, influencer strategies, and analytics. Jeremy shares examples of what has worked for him in the past, what he advises clients and companies to pursue, and the common traps they fall into.

When it comes to social media, Jeremy explains, we have to always be humble and learning. That means consta]]> What’s the next big social media platform?

It’s not actually social media, says Jeremy Goldman. He’s the CEO and Founder of Firebrand Group, host of the FUTUREPROOF podcast, and the author of Getting to Like: How to Boost Your Personal and Professional Brand to Expand Opportunities, Grow Your Business, and Achieve Financial Success.

Basically, Jeremy is a guy who knows his way around social media. Really, really well.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we’re talking to Jeremy about the future of social media and what it means for your business. We’ll dive into paid advertising, influencer strategies, and analytics. If you want to build up your brand with the power of social, give this episode a listen!social media

Why is your business using social media?

That question is often overlook by businesses of all kinds, says Jeremy. All too often, entrepreneurs and MNBs alike go into social media looking to improve arbitrary stats (engagements, anyone?) and end up burning dollars.

That’s just one of the helpful directions Jeremy is laying out on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast. Here, we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn’t in terms of paid advertising strategies, influencer strategies, and analytics. Jeremy shares examples of what has worked for him in the past, what he advises clients and companies to pursue, and the common traps they fall into.

When it comes to social media, Jeremy explains, we have to always be humble and learning. That means consta]]> clean No no no 42:26 Chris Graebe Outsmarting The Status Quo Featuring Nathalie Molina Niño https://startupcamp.com/podcast/nathalie-molina-nino/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:00:50 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35807 business,character,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup,success How do you build a company when the odds are stacked against you?

You say, “Screw it, I’ll do it my way.”

That’s the advice of Nathalie Molina Niño, the latina tech powerhouse who is fired-up about outsmarting the status quo.

Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20 and is most recently the founder of BRAVA Investments, which invests in companies that deliver economic benefits to women.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, you’ll learn how Nathalie leapfrogged the obstacles in her path and how you can do the same.

As the daughter of first generation South American immigrants, Nathalie Molina Niño knows first hand what it’s like to try to build a company with obstacles stacked against her.

Nevertheless, she’s run 5 successful tech ventures to date, in addition to her own investment firm. She’s sharing the lessons of her success in her new book, Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs.

But Nathalie’s advice is good for more than just women. For anyone who is looking to start a company against the grain–either due to their financial circumstances, their ethnic background, or the novelty of their ideas–you’ll find this conversation full of helpful advice.

Molina Niño’s big message: if they won’t let you sit at the table, build your own table.

In this episode, you’ll also discover:

  • More stories about successful female (and male) entrepreneurs who fought against the status quo (and won)
  • What vanity metrics are, and why you should avoid them in your business
  • How men can get involved to support the aspiration of the women in their lives
  • How Nathalie learned about leadership the hard way

As entrepreneurs, we’re always trying to buck the system. This episode is your chance to learn how from a pro.

]]> How do you build a company when the odds are stacked against you?

You say, “Screw it, I’ll do it my way.”

That’s the advice of Nathalie Molina Niño, the latina tech powerhouse who is fired-up about outsmarting the status quo.

Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20 and is most recently the founder of BRAVA Investments, which invests in companies that deliver economic benefits to women.

On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, you’ll learn how Nathalie leapfrogged the obstacles in her path and how you can do the same.

As the daughter of first generation South American immigrants, Nathalie Molina Niño knows first hand what it’s like to try to build a company with obstacles stacked against her.

Nevertheless, she’s run 5 successful tech ventures to date, in addition to her own investment firm. She’s sharing the lessons of her success in her new book, Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs.

But Nathalie’s advice is good for more than just women. For anyone who is looking to start a company against the grain–either due to their financial circumstances, their ethnic background, or the novelty of their ideas–you’ll find this conversation full of helpful advice.

Molina Niño’s big message: if they won’t let you sit at the table, build your own table.

In this episode, you’ll also discover:

  • More stories about s]]> How do you build a company when the odds are stacked against you?

    You say, “Screw it, I’ll do it my way.”

    That’s the advice of Nathalie Molina Niño, the latina tech powerhouse who is fired-up about outsmarting the status quo.

    Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20 and is most recently the founder of BRAVA Investments, which invests in companies that deliver economic benefits to women.

    On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, you’ll learn how Nathalie leapfrogged the obstacles in her path and how you can do the same.

    As the daughter of first generation South American immigrants, Nathalie Molina Niño knows first hand what it’s like to try to build a company with obstacles stacked against her.

    Nevertheless, she’s run 5 successful tech ventures to date, in addition to her own investment firm. She’s sharing the lessons of her success in her new book, Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs.

    But Nathalie’s advice is good for more than just women. For anyone who is looking to start a company against the grain–either due to their financial circumstances, their ethnic background, or the novelty of their ideas–you’ll find this conversation full of helpful advice.

    Molina Niño’s big message: if they won’t let you sit at the table, build your own table.

    In this episode, you’ll also discover:

    • More stories about s]]> clean No no no 33:32 Chris Graebe How To Build Your Influence With Julie Solomon https://startupcamp.com/podcast/julie-solomon/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 12:57:58 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35672 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,leadership,small business,startup What does influence mean to you?

      That’s the question Julie Solomon asks to all her guests on the Influencer Podcast, which explores the secrets behind influencer marketing.

      On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, Julie’s diving into some of those secrets and strategies. She’s sharing insights into her own marketing results, as well as the inspiring story behind how she became one of the world’s leading experts in influencer marketing.

      So what does influence mean to Julie—and how can you build your own influence and personal brand?

      The answer might surprise you. Tune into episode the below to find out.

      You can create any life you want with a laptop. That’s the truth behind Julie’s story.

      And the key to bringing your dreams to life is to just keep moving. That’s what Julie had to do. She moved from Tennessee to New York City after college and pounded the pavement googling names and companies until she landed a job with an elite PR agency.

      She moved again to Los Angeles to support her husband in his career. Each time she moved, Julie found herself following her fear. She was intimidated by the prospect of change, but it was the promise of finding something better that ultimately kept her moving.

      Once in LA, Julie found herself smack dab in the middle of her audience: young women looking to start their own lifestyle brands, monetize social media, and become influencers.

      Following your fear and getting in front of your audience (physically) are just two of the inspiring lessons we can take away from Julie Solomon on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast.

      You’ll also learn:

      • One of the most surprising insights Julie has had into her own influencer strategy
      • How to choose the distribution channels for your brand
      • Why Julie recommends launching your own product or service line
      • What it really means to have success

      According to Julie, this last part is the secret to everything. People begin chasing the idea of success, but never actually know what that means (and therefore never find it). To truly be successful, we must become journey-driven.

      Listen to the podcast now, and learn what that means for you.

      ]]>
      What does influence mean to you?

      That’s the question Julie Solomon asks to all her guests on the Influencer Podcast, which explores the secrets behind influencer marketing.

      On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, Julie’s diving into some of those secrets and strategies. She’s sharing insights into her own marketing results, as well as the inspiring story behind how she became one of the world’s leading experts in influencer marketing.

      So what does influence mean to Julie—and how can you build your own influence and personal brand?

      The answer might surprise you. Tune into episode the below to find out.

      You can create any life you want with a laptop. That’s the truth behind Julie’s story.

      And the key to bringing your dreams to life is to just keep moving. That’s what Julie had to do. She moved from Tennessee to New York City after college and pounded the pavement googling names and companies until she landed a job with an elite PR agency.

      She moved again to Los Angeles to support her husband in his career. Each time she moved, Julie found herself following her fear. She was intimidated by the prospect of change, but it was the promise of finding something better that ultimately kept her moving.

      Once in LA, Julie found herself smack dab in the middle of her audience: young women looking to start their own lifestyle brands, monetize social media, and become influencers.

      Following your fear and getting in front of your audience (physically) are just two of the inspiring lessons we can take away from Julie Solomon on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast.

      You’ll also learn:

      • One of the most surprising insights Julie has had into her own influencer strategy
      • ]]> What does influence mean to you?

        That’s the question Julie Solomon asks to all her guests on the Influencer Podcast, which explores the secrets behind influencer marketing.

        On this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, Julie’s diving into some of those secrets and strategies. She’s sharing insights into her own marketing results, as well as the inspiring story behind how she became one of the world’s leading experts in influencer marketing.

        So what does influence mean to Julie—and how can you build your own influence and personal brand?

        The answer might surprise you. Tune into episode the below to find out.

        You can create any life you want with a laptop. That’s the truth behind Julie’s story.

        And the key to bringing your dreams to life is to just keep moving. That’s what Julie had to do. She moved from Tennessee to New York City after college and pounded the pavement googling names and companies until she landed a job with an elite PR agency.

        She moved again to Los Angeles to support her husband in his career. Each time she moved, Julie found herself following her fear. She was intimidated by the prospect of change, but it was the promise of finding something better that ultimately kept her moving.

        Once in LA, Julie found herself smack dab in the middle of her audience: young women looking to start their own lifestyle brands, monetize social media, and become influencers.

        Following your fear and getting in front of your audience (physically) are just two of the inspiring lessons we can take away from Julie Solomon on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast.

        You’ll also learn:

        • One of the most surprising insights Julie has had into her own influencer strategy
        • ]]> clean No no no 40:43 Chris Graebe How One Couple Escaped The Corporate Grind Through Online Courses https://startupcamp.com/podcast/online-courses/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:45:39 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35583 business,creation,dream,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup Do you have something to teach?

          Sarah and Dillon King think so.

          That’s why they started Launch, an online course that teaches people how to create and market their own online courses.

          The Kings are our guests on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast. They turned to entrepreneurship because they wanted to spend more time with their young children. Their success gave them financial independence and family time.

          Listen now to learn how they did it, and how online courses could become your thing, too.

          online course

          When Sarah and Dillon King decided to start their own business, they didn’t have any previous entrepreneurial experience. At first, it was a bumpy ride. But they learned constantly, and eventually came to a realization: everyone has something to teach.

          It was that realization that gave birth to Launch.

          Now, Launch is a seven-figure business that runs on autopilot.

          On this podcast episode, you’ll learn how Sarah and Dillon pulled off this huge success and began to live their dream life. You’ll also learn:

          • How Sarah and Dillon fuel their business and their marriage
          • The benefits of monetizing your unique talents
          • What questions to ask yourself as you get started

          Financial freedom might be easier than you think. Listen now and subscribe!

          ]]>
          Do you have something to teach?

          Sarah and Dillon King think so.

          That’s why they started Launch, an online course that teaches people how to create and market their own online courses.

          The Kings are our guests on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast. They turned to entrepreneurship because they wanted to spend more time with their young children. Their success gave them financial independence and family time.

          Listen now to learn how they did it, and how online courses could become your thing, too.

          online course

          When Sarah and Dillon King decided to start their own business, they didn’t have any previous entrepreneurial experience. At first, it was a bumpy ride. But they learned constantly, and eventually came to a realization: everyone has something to teach.

          It was that realization that gave birth to Launch.

          Now, Launch is a seven-figure business that runs on autopilot.

          On this podcast episode, you’ll learn how Sarah and Dillon pulled off this huge success and began to live their dream life. You’ll also learn:

          • How Sarah and Dillon fuel their business and their marriage
          • The benefits of monetizing your unique talents
          • What questions to ask yourself as you get started

          Financial freedom might be easier than you think. Listen now and subscribe!

          ]]>
          Do you have something to teach?

          Sarah and Dillon King think so.

          That’s why they started Launch, an online course that teaches people how to create and market their own online courses.

          The Kings are our guests on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast. They turned to entrepreneurship because they wanted to spend more time with their young children. Their success gave them financial independence and family time.

          Listen now to learn how they did it, and how online courses could become your thing, too.

          online course

          When Sarah and Dillon King decided to start their own business, they didn’t have any previous entrepreneurial experience. At first, it was a bumpy ride. But they learned constantly, and eventually came to a realization: everyone has something to teach.

          It was that realization that gave birth to Launch.

          Now, Launch is a seven-figure business that runs on autopilot.

          On this podcast episode, you’ll learn how Sarah and Dillon pulled off this huge success and began to live their dream life. You’ll also learn:

          • How Sarah and Dillon fuel their business and their marriage
          • The benefits of monetizing your unique talents
          • What questions to ask yourself as you get started

          Financial freedom might be easier than you think. Listen now and subscribe!

          ]]>
          clean No no no 41:42 Chris Graebe
          How It Feels To Break $100K With Connor Shelefontiuk https://startupcamp.com/podcast/connor-shelefontiuk/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:30:17 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35398 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business How one Shopify entrepreneur turned $308 into $4 million.

          Connor Shelefontiuk’s make-or-break moment came when he had $8 in his bank account.

          He’d just burned his life savings on a failed Shopify store, learning a lot but not making money. He only had two options: go back to mopping floors, or borrow 300 bucks from a buddy and give it one more shot.

          Connor took the loan from his friend…

          Listen to the podcast to hear what happened next:

          I’m honored to host Connor on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, where he’s sharing his crazy story and plenty of expert business advice related to eCommerce (and everything else).

          But I’m especially thrilled to be introducing him as the newest StartupCamp Coach!

          Connor transformed his life with Shopify. Since taking that mini-loan of $300 from his buddy (and adding in his own ample $8 bank account), he has launched 11 ultra-profitable Shopify companies and made over $4 million.

          Now, Connor’s making it his mission to help others do the same with his new course, Shopify Freedom Formula.

          On this awesome episode, you’ll also learn:

          • How it’s possible to launch a Shopify store for less than $100
          • What dropshipping is (and why it’s the future)
          • How Connor keeps his margins at 30-50%
          • What a client avatar is and how to create one

          No matter your industry, I know you’re going to love hearing from Connor. He’s sharing advice and lessons that apply to every business.

          If you think Shopify might be for you, check out Shopify Freedom Formula. This is one of the cheapest, smartest businesses to get into and the course is led by an absolutely incredible human, our own Connor Shelefontiuk.

          ]]>
          How one Shopify entrepreneur turned $308 into $4 million.

          Connor Shelefontiuk’s make-or-break moment came when he had $8 in his bank account.

          He’d just burned his life savings on a failed Shopify store, learning a lot but not making money. He only had two options: go back to mopping floors, or borrow 300 bucks from a buddy and give it one more shot.

          Connor took the loan from his friend…

          Listen to the podcast to hear what happened next:

          I’m honored to host Connor on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, where he’s sharing his crazy story and plenty of expert business advice related to eCommerce (and everything else).

          But I’m especially thrilled to be introducing him as the newest StartupCamp Coach!

          Connor transformed his life with Shopify. Since taking that mini-loan of $300 from his buddy (and adding in his own ample $8 bank account), he has launched 11 ultra-profitable Shopify companies and made over $4 million.

          Now, Connor’s making it his mission to help others do the same with his new course, Shopify Freedom Formula.

          On this awesome episode, you’ll also learn:

          • How it’s possible to launch a Shopify store for less than $100
          • What dropshipping is (and why it’s the future)
          • How Connor keeps his margins at 30-50%
          • What a client avatar is and how to create one

          No matter your industry, I know you’re going to love hearing from Connor. He’s sharing advice and lessons that apply to every business.

          If you think Shopify might be for you, check out Connor Shelefontiuk’s make-or-break moment came when he had $8 in his bank account.

          He’d just burned his life savings on a failed Shopify store, learning a lot but not making money. He only had two options: go back to mopping floors, or borrow 300 bucks from a buddy and give it one more shot.

          Connor took the loan from his friend…

          Listen to the podcast to hear what happened next:

          I’m honored to host Connor on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, where he’s sharing his crazy story and plenty of expert business advice related to eCommerce (and everything else).

          But I’m especially thrilled to be introducing him as the newest StartupCamp Coach!

          Connor transformed his life with Shopify. Since taking that mini-loan of $300 from his buddy (and adding in his own ample $8 bank account), he has launched 11 ultra-profitable Shopify companies and made over $4 million.

          Now, Connor’s making it his mission to help others do the same with his new course, Shopify Freedom Formula.

          On this awesome episode, you’ll also learn:

          • How it’s possible to launch a Shopify store for less than $100
          • What dropshipping is (and why it’s the future)
          • How Connor keeps his margins at 30-50%
          • What a client avatar is and how to create one

          No matter your industry, I know you’re going to love hearing from Connor. He’s sharing advice and lessons that apply to every business.

          If you think Shopify might be for you, check out clean No no no 45:51 Chris Graebe Our Hope For You, This Thanksgiving https://startupcamp.com/podcast/thanksgiving/ Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:45:30 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35149 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,family,lessons,small business,startup,work-life balance We’re going to keep this short and sweet.

          It’s probably safe to say that most of us will try to fit in some work over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. It’s in our nature, after all. Still, we will urge you to take time to rest and reflect. This week’s podcast is short and sweet. No interview or story of success, just a simple message from all of us at StartupCamp hoping that you will take time to appreciate your work, employees, and most importantly, family.

          encouragement

          We wish you all a very happy and life-giving Thanksgiving.

          ]]> We’re going to keep this short and sweet.

          It’s probably safe to say that most of us will try to fit in some work over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. It’s in our nature, after all. Still, we will urge you to take time to rest and reflect. This week’s podcast is short and sweet. No interview or story of success, just a simple message from all of us at StartupCamp hoping that you will take time to appreciate your work, employees, and most importantly, family.

          encouragement

          We wish you all a very happy and life-giving Thanksgiving.

          ]]>
          We’re going to keep this short and sweet.

          It’s probably safe to say that most of us will try to fit in some work over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. It’s in our nature, after all. Still, we will urge you to take time to rest and reflect. This week’s podcast is short and sweet. No interview or story of success, just a simple message from all of us at StartupCamp hoping that you will take time to appreciate your work, employees, and most importantly, family.

          encouragement

          We wish you all a very happy and life-giving Thanksgiving.

          ]]>
          clean No no no 9:12 Chris Graebe
          Finding the Solution with Francis Tao https://startupcamp.com/podcast/solution-francis-tao/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:37:06 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=35088 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup Finding success by creating solutions.

          “Am I solving a problem?’

          This is one of the most important questions an entrepreneur can pose to themselves. Our guest on this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast asks himself this with almost every decision he makes.

          Francis Tao is the founder of Sawa, an automated graphic design platform. He began as a self described “air-traffic controller” for marketing initiatives within other companies, but realized that too much time and money were spent on creating basic marketing assets. Sawa is his solution.

          On this week’s episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we learn about Francis’ continuing journey to solve problems with and within Sawa—sometimes before they even happen.

          solutions

          Like many entrepreneurs before him, Francis had to live his problem before discovering a solution—one so potent that it’s gone on to help many other marketing professionals that were in the same frustrating spot as him. Now, at the helm of Sawa, Francis continues to solve problems for his customers and employees, while also looking forward to prevent them from happening in the first place. With clear goals and a simple philosophy, Francis has built an exciting solution for anyone in marketing. This episode covers a lot of ground, including:

          • The value of good advisers
          • Serving your users
          • Why culture is crucial
          • Hiring the right people

          Be sure to check out this week’s episode if you’re looking to launch a solution of your own, or fix a problem within your business.

          ]]>
          Finding success by creating solutions.

          “Am I solving a problem?’

          This is one of the most important questions an entrepreneur can pose to themselves. Our guest on this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast asks himself this with almost every decision he makes.

          Francis Tao is the founder of Sawa, an automated graphic design platform. He began as a self described “air-traffic controller” for marketing initiatives within other companies, but realized that too much time and money were spent on creating basic marketing assets. Sawa is his solution.

          On this week’s episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we learn about Francis’ continuing journey to solve problems with and within Sawa—sometimes before they even happen.

          solutions

          Like many entrepreneurs before him, Francis had to live his problem before discovering a solution—one so potent that it’s gone on to help many other marketing professionals that were in the same frustrating spot as him. Now, at the helm of Sawa, Francis continues to solve problems for his customers and employees, while also looking forward to prevent them from happening in the first place. With clear goals and a simple philosophy, Francis has built an exciting solution for anyone in marketing. This episode covers a lot of ground, including:

          • The value of good advisers
          • Serving your users
          • Why culture is crucial
          • Hiring the right people

          Be sure to check out this week’s episode if you’re looking to launch a solution of your own, or fix a problem within your business.

          ]]>
          Finding success by creating solutions.

          “Am I solving a problem?’

          This is one of the most important questions an entrepreneur can pose to themselves. Our guest on this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast asks himself this with almost every decision he makes.

          Francis Tao is the founder of Sawa, an automated graphic design platform. He began as a self described “air-traffic controller” for marketing initiatives within other companies, but realized that too much time and money were spent on creating basic marketing assets. Sawa is his solution.

          On this week’s episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we learn about Francis’ continuing journey to solve problems with and within Sawa—sometimes before they even happen.

          solutions

          Like many entrepreneurs before him, Francis had to live his problem before discovering a solution—one so potent that it’s gone on to help many other marketing professionals that were in the same frustrating spot as him. Now, at the helm of Sawa, Francis continues to solve problems for his customers and employees, while also looking forward to prevent them from happening in the first place. With clear goals and a simple philosophy, Francis has built an exciting solution for anyone in marketing. This episode covers a lot of ground, including:

          • The value of good advisers
          • Serving your users
          • Why culture is crucial
          • Hiring the right people

          Be sure to check out this week’s episode if you’re looking to launch a solution of your own, or fix a problem within your business.

          ]]>
          clean No no no 58:46 Chris Graebe
          Viral vids, celebs with character, and a new hotel to change the world: In conversation with Jeremy Cowart. https://startupcamp.com/podcast/jeremy-cowart/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:00:01 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=34764 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup Don’t let the unknown hold you back.

          How many times have you been struck with a new, exciting idea and thought, “I should turn this into a business. It could change the world,” only to convince yourself that you don’t have the right skills, time, or resources to get it off the ground?

          Eureka moments are the fuel to the entrepreneurial fire, but those flames will die fast if you don’t stoke them with some good, old-fashioned “belief.”

          This week’s guest on The StartupCamp Podcast is Jeremy Cowart. You might know him as one of the world’s most influential photographers, but what you may not know is that he is also in the midst of building—literally—a new hospitality franchise, The Purpose Hotel. Jeremy shares with us how he turned his eureka moment into a reality by believing in himself and the idea.belief

          Jeremy has photographed some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists, actors, musicians, and athletes, so his creative eye and mind are finely tuned. After realizing that there is great potential for hotels to have a greater impact on the world, he quickly got to work. The mission is bold and innovative, and has seen its share of challenges, but Jeremy has never stopped believing that it will succeed. This conversation covers a lot of ground, including:

          • Allowing yourself to be inspired
          • Staying genuine on social media
          • The power of kindness and character
          • Finding the peanut butter to your jelly

          Every bold step requires belief, both in the ideas and in yourself.  Check out this week’s episode and start turning your big ideas into bigger realities.

          ]]>
          Don’t let the unknown hold you back.

          How many times have you been struck with a new, exciting idea and thought, “I should turn this into a business. It could change the world,” only to convince yourself that you don’t have the right skills, time, or resources to get it off the ground?

          Eureka moments are the fuel to the entrepreneurial fire, but those flames will die fast if you don’t stoke them with some good, old-fashioned “belief.”

          This week’s guest on The StartupCamp Podcast is Jeremy Cowart. You might know him as one of the world’s most influential photographers, but what you may not know is that he is also in the midst of building—literally—a new hospitality franchise, The Purpose Hotel. Jeremy shares with us how he turned his eureka moment into a reality by believing in himself and the idea.belief

          Jeremy has photographed some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists, actors, musicians, and athletes, so his creative eye and mind are finely tuned. After realizing that there is great potential for hotels to have a greater impact on the world, he quickly got to work. The mission is bold and innovative, and has seen its share of challenges, but Jeremy has never stopped believing that it will succeed. This conversation covers a lot of ground, including:

          • Allowing yourself to be inspired
          • Staying genuine on social media
          • The power of kindness and character
          • Finding the peanut butter to your jelly

          Every bold step requires belief, both in the ideas and in yourself.  Check out this week’s episode and start turning your big ideas into bigger realities.

          ]]>
          Don’t let the unknown hold you back.

          How many times have you been struck with a new, exciting idea and thought, “I should turn this into a business. It could change the world,” only to convince yourself that you don’t have the right skills, time, or resources to get it off the ground?

          Eureka moments are the fuel to the entrepreneurial fire, but those flames will die fast if you don’t stoke them with some good, old-fashioned “belief.”

          This week’s guest on The StartupCamp Podcast is Jeremy Cowart. You might know him as one of the world’s most influential photographers, but what you may not know is that he is also in the midst of building—literally—a new hospitality franchise, The Purpose Hotel. Jeremy shares with us how he turned his eureka moment into a reality by believing in himself and the idea.belief

          Jeremy has photographed some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists, actors, musicians, and athletes, so his creative eye and mind are finely tuned. After realizing that there is great potential for hotels to have a greater impact on the world, he quickly got to work. The mission is bold and innovative, and has seen its share of challenges, but Jeremy has never stopped believing that it will succeed. This conversation covers a lot of ground, including:

          • Allowing yourself to be inspired
          • Staying genuine on social media
          • The power of kindness and character
          • Finding the peanut butter to your jelly

          Every bold step requires belief, both in the ideas and in yourself.  Check out this week’s episode and start turning your big ideas into bigger realities.

          ]]>
          clean No no no 42:00 Chris Graebe
          Think Like a Fixer with Bradley Tusk https://startupcamp.com/podcast/fixer-bradley-tusk/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:46:13 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=34596 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup The Art of Disruption

          If anything is standing in the way of launching your business, Bradley Tusk is your man. He’s done it all—high profile politics, tech startups, consulting, strategy, philanthropy. All with a disruptive edge.

          His new book, appropriately titled The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics, is the subject of this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast. In this episode, we chat with Bradley about his early days as campaign and communications director for big-wig New York politicians, how he helped Uber get up and running, and ways to get things done by being disruptive.disrupt

          A “fixer” is usually described as someone who can make deals—typically with devious or illegal intent. That’s not at all the case for Bradley, though he is an artist when it comes to communicating the benefits of new companies to the government or regulating agencies. His portfolio with his VC firm, Tusk Ventures, reads like a list of dream startups; many of which wouldn’t have been able to launch without his political savvy.

          Although his skills are rooted in communication, his drive comes from wanting big, bold ideas to reach consumers. His passion for innovation is inspiring and laced throughout all of his companies.

          In this episode, Bradley shares stories from his book, as well as:

          • The cultural importance of your product
          • Identifying obstacles early
          • The value of building skill
          • Working for equity rather than salary

          Not everyone will follow Bradley’s same path, but his journey will resonate with anyone looking to disrupt their industry. Check out The Fixer and give a listen to this week’s podcast.

          ]]>
          The Art of Disruption

          If anything is standing in the way of launching your business, Bradley Tusk is your man. He’s done it all—high profile politics, tech startups, consulting, strategy, philanthropy. All with a disruptive edge.

          His new book, appropriately titled The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics, is the subject of this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast. In this episode, we chat with Bradley about his early days as campaign and communications director for big-wig New York politicians, how he helped Uber get up and running, and ways to get things done by being disruptive.disrupt

          A “fixer” is usually described as someone who can make deals—typically with devious or illegal intent. That’s not at all the case for Bradley, though he is an artist when it comes to communicating the benefits of new companies to the government or regulating agencies. His portfolio with his VC firm, Tusk Ventures, reads like a list of dream startups; many of which wouldn’t have been able to launch without his political savvy.

          Although his skills are rooted in communication, his drive comes from wanting big, bold ideas to reach consumers. His passion for innovation is inspiring and laced throughout all of his companies.

          In this episode, Bradley shares stories from his book, as well as:

          • The cultural importance of your product
          • Identifying obstacles early
          • The value of building skill
          • Worki]]> The Art of Disruption

            If anything is standing in the way of launching your business, Bradley Tusk is your man. He’s done it all—high profile politics, tech startups, consulting, strategy, philanthropy. All with a disruptive edge.

            His new book, appropriately titled The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics, is the subject of this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast. In this episode, we chat with Bradley about his early days as campaign and communications director for big-wig New York politicians, how he helped Uber get up and running, and ways to get things done by being disruptive.disrupt

            A “fixer” is usually described as someone who can make deals—typically with devious or illegal intent. That’s not at all the case for Bradley, though he is an artist when it comes to communicating the benefits of new companies to the government or regulating agencies. His portfolio with his VC firm, Tusk Ventures, reads like a list of dream startups; many of which wouldn’t have been able to launch without his political savvy.

            Although his skills are rooted in communication, his drive comes from wanting big, bold ideas to reach consumers. His passion for innovation is inspiring and laced throughout all of his companies.

            In this episode, Bradley shares stories from his book, as well as:

            • The cultural importance of your product
            • Identifying obstacles early
            • The value of building skill
            • Worki]]> clean No no no 37:24 Chris Graebe Quenching The World’s Thirst With Scott Harrison https://startupcamp.com/podcast/thirst-scott-harrison/ Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:36:49 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=34211 business,character,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,lessons,small business,startup A story of personal redemption and a mission to bring clean water to people in desperate need.

              Scott Harrison has lived more lives than most. He’s been a successful club promoter, an international photojournalist, a struggling self-starter, and he is currently the CEO of one of the world’s most recognized and productive charities.

              Scott is the founder of charity: water, a non-profit organization aimed at ending the world’s water crisis. Twelve years in, charity: water has raised $320 million, delivering clean water to 8.5 million people in 26 nations. On this week’s episode of  The StartupCamp Podcast, Scott discusses his new book, Thirst, detailing his tumultuous beginning, his journey from moral bankruptcy to social entrepreneur, and how he’s maintained a wildly successful charity in an era of cynicism. Though he works in the world of non-profits, his experience and wisdom can be applied to any industry—big or small.

              thirst

              Scott is an exceptional promoter, marketer, and communicator, but the process of launching charity: water was far from simple. In this episode, he shares wisdom and advice that can relate to any social or business venture. We learn about balancing success and morals, personal transformations, and why innovation is the key to social success.

              We’ll also hear his thoughts on:

              • The power of inspirational branding.
              • The importance of “going deep” in your industry.
              • Finding mentors in unlikely places.
              • How transforming yourself can transform your business.

              If you’re looking to change yourself, your business, or your world, Scott’s got stories you’ll want to hear. Pick up a copy Thirst and listen to this week’s episode.

              ]]>
              A story of personal redemption and a mission to bring clean water to people in desperate need.

              Scott Harrison has lived more lives than most. He’s been a successful club promoter, an international photojournalist, a struggling self-starter, and he is currently the CEO of one of the world’s most recognized and productive charities.

              Scott is the founder of charity: water, a non-profit organization aimed at ending the world’s water crisis. Twelve years in, charity: water has raised $320 million, delivering clean water to 8.5 million people in 26 nations. On this week’s episode of  The StartupCamp Podcast, Scott discusses his new book, Thirst, detailing his tumultuous beginning, his journey from moral bankruptcy to social entrepreneur, and how he’s maintained a wildly successful charity in an era of cynicism. Though he works in the world of non-profits, his experience and wisdom can be applied to any industry—big or small.

              thirst

              Scott is an exceptional promoter, marketer, and communicator, but the process of launching charity: water was far from simple. In this episode, he shares wisdom and advice that can relate to any social or business venture. We learn about balancing success and morals, personal transformations, and why innovation is the key to social success.

              We’ll also hear his thoughts on:

              • The power of inspirational branding.
              • The importance of “go]]> A story of personal redemption and a mission to bring clean water to people in desperate need.

                Scott Harrison has lived more lives than most. He’s been a successful club promoter, an international photojournalist, a struggling self-starter, and he is currently the CEO of one of the world’s most recognized and productive charities.

                Scott is the founder of charity: water, a non-profit organization aimed at ending the world’s water crisis. Twelve years in, charity: water has raised $320 million, delivering clean water to 8.5 million people in 26 nations. On this week’s episode of  The StartupCamp Podcast, Scott discusses his new book, Thirst, detailing his tumultuous beginning, his journey from moral bankruptcy to social entrepreneur, and how he’s maintained a wildly successful charity in an era of cynicism. Though he works in the world of non-profits, his experience and wisdom can be applied to any industry—big or small.

                thirst

                Scott is an exceptional promoter, marketer, and communicator, but the process of launching charity: water was far from simple. In this episode, he shares wisdom and advice that can relate to any social or business venture. We learn about balancing success and morals, personal transformations, and why innovation is the key to social success.

                We’ll also hear his thoughts on:

                • The power of inspirational branding.
                • The importance of “go]]> clean No no no 53:52 Chris Graebe Overcoming Fear With Adam Kirk Smith https://startupcamp.com/podcast/overcoming-fear-adam-kirk-smith/ Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:16:49 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=34096 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,fear,small business,startup Become The Bravest You

                  Fear is almost inherent in building a new business, and the odds seem stacked against us. Our world of constant comparison and warnings to “play it safe” leaves little room for envisioning success. Unfortunately, this is where most dreams end. Right at the beginning.

                  Adam Kirk Smith is all too familiar with this idea. He’s a small business owner, coach, consultant, and author of  The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life. But most important of all, Adam is genuinely happy with the work he does.

                  On this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast episode, Adam shares how he found success through perseverance and pursuit of his passions, what it means to have your own version of success.

                  fear

                  In this deeply honest episode, Adam tells personal stories of motivation, intent, and selflessness. He takes us through the hard lessons he learned while struggling to gain more than 10 monthly readers, and how doubling down on his true passions turned his blogging hobby into a business with over 70,000 followers. As Seth Godin puts in, Smith turns on a light and helps us see exactly what’s been holding us back.”

                  In this podcast episode, you’ll also learn:

                  • How Adam grew his following from 10’s — to 10’s of thousands.
                  • Leadership qualities that will help you stay inspired.
                  • What stands in the way of finding your own, true version of success.
                  • The benefits of pursuing multiple passions at the same time.

                  Whether you’re looking to launch a new business, develop a new product, or simply start a new hobby, Adam’s wisdom and advice will help you tackle your fears, follow your passion, and become The Bravest You.

                  ]]>
                  Become The Bravest You

                  Fear is almost inherent in building a new business, and the odds seem stacked against us. Our world of constant comparison and warnings to “play it safe” leaves little room for envisioning success. Unfortunately, this is where most dreams end. Right at the beginning.

                  Adam Kirk Smith is all too familiar with this idea. He’s a small business owner, coach, consultant, and author of  The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life. But most important of all, Adam is genuinely happy with the work he does.

                  On this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast episode, Adam shares how he found success through perseverance and pursuit of his passions, what it means to have your own version of success.

                  fear

                  In this deeply honest episode, Adam tells personal stories of motivation, intent, and selflessness. He takes us through the hard lessons he learned while struggling to gain more than 10 monthly readers, and how doubling down on his true passions turned his blogging hobby into a business with over 70,000 followers. As Seth Godin puts in, Smith turns on a light and helps us see exactly what’s been holding us back.”

                  In this podcast episode, you’ll also learn:

                  • How Adam grew his following from 10’s — to 10’s of thousands.
                  • Leadership qualities that will help you stay inspired.
                  • What stands in the way of finding your own, true version of success.
                  • The benefits of pursuing multiple passions at the same time.

                  Whether you’re looking to launch a new business, develop a new product, or simply start a new hobby, Adam’s wisdom and advice will help you tackle your fears, follow your passion, and become The Bravest You.

                  ]]>
                  Become The Bravest You

                  Fear is almost inherent in building a new business, and the odds seem stacked against us. Our world of constant comparison and warnings to “play it safe” leaves little room for envisioning success. Unfortunately, this is where most dreams end. Right at the beginning.

                  Adam Kirk Smith is all too familiar with this idea. He’s a small business owner, coach, consultant, and author of  The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life. But most important of all, Adam is genuinely happy with the work he does.

                  On this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast episode, Adam shares how he found success through perseverance and pursuit of his passions, what it means to have your own version of success.

                  fear

                  In this deeply honest episode, Adam tells personal stories of motivation, intent, and selflessness. He takes us through the hard lessons he learned while struggling to gain more than 10 monthly readers, and how doubling down on his true passions turned his blogging hobby into a business with over 70,000 followers. As Seth Godin puts in, Smith turns on a light and helps us see exactly what’s been holding us back.”

                  In this podcast episode, you’ll also learn:

                  • How Adam grew his following from 10’s — to 10’s of thousands.
                  • Leadership qualities that will help you stay inspired.
                  • What stands in the way of finding your own, true version of success.
                  • The benefits of pursuing multiple passions at the same time.

                  Whether you’re looking to launch a new business, develop a new product, or simply start a new hobby, Adam’s wisdom and advice will help you tackle your fears, follow your passion, and become The Bravest You.

                  ]]>
                  clean No no no 40:05 Chris Graebe
                  Finding Your Calling With Jordan Raynor https://startupcamp.com/podcast/calling-jordan-raynor/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:41:00 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=33983 business,create,creativity,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,small business,startup,strengths,success You know you are being called for something bigger.

                  The only question is, when?

                  This was the question Jordan Raynor asked himself after working in the White House. His answer? He had an incredible experience serving his country, but he needed a different path. He left politics and co-founded a tech startup, Citizinvestor, aimed at improving people’s relationship with the government.

                  Now, Jordan is the CEO of tech startup Threshold 360, a Google Fellow, and the author of Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk, a national bestseller. He’s also our guest on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast.

                  Jordan is sharing his knowledge about what it takes to start a profitable business, the traits that help leaders excel, and how faith and business can work in harmony. He’s also telling some of his favorite stories from Called to Create of great business leaders who made serving others—and serving God—their priority.

                  We know you’ll find this conversation interesting—and it might just change the way you think about following your passion. Listen here:

                  Calling

                  Do you see your career simply as an avenue to make money? Are your spiritual and professional lives disconnected? Jordan has some advice to help you think differently about what it means to be an entrepreneur and a creator in the modern world.

                  On this week’s episode, you’ll discover:

                  • Jordan’s 3 biggest takeaways for running a business
                  • What it means to be “customer-obsessed” (and why your business should be)
                  • The single most important trait that a leader can have
                  • When it’s time to “take the leap”
                  • The incredible story of Arthur Guinness, an entrepreneur who built a brewery to glorify God and serve his people
                  • What it really means to find your own calling – and why simply following your passion might not be enough
                  • And more

                  Jordan is a unique leader who has brought together his faith with his entrepreneurship. He has some pretty inspiring (and unusual) thoughts about how we can make a difference in the world. He also has a special offer for StartupCamp listeners. Tune in to the episode to learn what it is.

                  ]]>
                  You know you are being called for something bigger.

                  The only question is, when?

                  This was the question Jordan Raynor asked himself after working in the White House. His answer? He had an incredible experience serving his country, but he needed a different path. He left politics and co-founded a tech startup, Citizinvestor, aimed at improving people’s relationship with the government.

                  Now, Jordan is the CEO of tech startup Threshold 360, a Google Fellow, and the author of Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk, a national bestseller. He’s also our guest on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast.

                  Jordan is sharing his knowledge about what it takes to start a profitable business, the traits that help leaders excel, and how faith and business can work in harmony. He’s also telling some of his favorite stories from Called to Create of great business leaders who made serving others—and serving God—their priority.

                  We know you’ll find this conversation interesting—and it might just change the way you think about following your passion. Listen here:

                  Calling

                  Do you see your career simply as an avenue to make money? Are your spiritual and professional lives disconnected? Jordan has some advice to help you think differently about what it means to be an entrepreneur and a creator in the modern world.

                  On this week’s episode, you’ll discover:

                  • Jordan’s 3 biggest takeaways for running a business
                  • You know you are being called for something bigger.

                    The only question is, when?

                    This was the question Jordan Raynor asked himself after working in the White House. His answer? He had an incredible experience serving his country, but he needed a different path. He left politics and co-founded a tech startup, Citizinvestor, aimed at improving people’s relationship with the government.

                    Now, Jordan is the CEO of tech startup Threshold 360, a Google Fellow, and the author of Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk, a national bestseller. He’s also our guest on this episode of The StartupCamp Podcast.

                    Jordan is sharing his knowledge about what it takes to start a profitable business, the traits that help leaders excel, and how faith and business can work in harmony. He’s also telling some of his favorite stories from Called to Create of great business leaders who made serving others—and serving God—their priority.

                    We know you’ll find this conversation interesting—and it might just change the way you think about following your passion. Listen here:

                    Calling

                    Do you see your career simply as an avenue to make money? Are your spiritual and professional lives disconnected? Jordan has some advice to help you think differently about what it means to be an entrepreneur and a creator in the modern world.

                    On this week’s episode, you’ll discover:

                    • Jordan’s 3 biggest takeaways for running a business
                    • clean No no no 37:49 Chris Graebe Dale’s Best Advice For Entrepreneurs https://startupcamp.com/podcast/dales-best-advice-for-entrepreneurs/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:00:19 +0000 Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=33909 business,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,leadership,lessons,management,small business,startup,success What is our founder’s best advice for entrepreneurs?

                      On another special episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we’re flipping the script and putting our founder, Dale Partridge, in the hot seat.

                      Whether you’ve read Dale’s articles, listened to his podcast, or are actually launching your business with the help of the StartupCamp program, I’m sure you already appreciate Dale’s insights into entrepreneurship, branding, marketing, family, and life.

                      But just how well do you know the man behind the microphone? Where did Dale come from, and what’s next on his horizon? What’s his on-the-spot, absolute-best advice for new entrepreneurs? Find out here:

                      finish

                      Did you know that before Dale went on to start six multi-million dollar companies, he was fired from fifteen jobs?

                      Real connection—and real leadership—is born from vulnerability. Dale’s path to founding Sevenly and StartupCamp was not a straight-line, and on this week’s episode of the show, we get to walk with him through the twists and turns of it.

                      We’ll also get totally practical: Dale’s best advice for entrepreneurs, hard stop. What it takes to get your business off the ground and to keep it in the air. How to keep your leadership balanced and what Dale has done to adjust his own leadership style over the years.

                      Finally, we’ll look at what comes next for Dale, his next ventures on the horizon, and the future of StartupCamp.

                      Join me, Chris Graebe, as we get to know Dale a little better.

                      ]]>
                      What is our founder’s best advice for entrepreneurs?

                      On another special episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we’re flipping the script and putting our founder, Dale Partridge, in the hot seat.

                      Whether you’ve read Dale’s articles, listened to his podcast, or are actually launching your business with the help of the StartupCamp program, I’m sure you already appreciate Dale’s insights into entrepreneurship, branding, marketing, family, and life.

                      But just how well do you know the man behind the microphone? Where did Dale come from, and what’s next on his horizon? What’s his on-the-spot, absolute-best advice for new entrepreneurs? Find out here:

                      finish

                      Did you know that before Dale went on to start six multi-million dollar companies, he was fired from fifteen jobs?

                      Real connection—and real leadership—is born from vulnerability. Dale’s path to founding Sevenly and StartupCamp was not a straight-line, and on this week’s episode of the show, we get to walk with him through the twists and turns of it.

                      We’ll also get totally practical: Dale’s best advice for entrepreneurs, hard stop. What it takes to get your business off the ground and to keep it in the air. How to keep your leadership balanced and what Dale has done to adjust his own leadership style over the years.

                      Finally, we’ll look at what comes next for Dale, his next ventures on the horizon, and the future of StartupCamp.

                      Join me, Chris Graebe, as we get to know Dale a little better.

                      ]]>
                      What is our founder’s best advice for entrepreneurs?

                      On another special episode of The StartupCamp Podcast, we’re flipping the script and putting our founder, Dale Partridge, in the hot seat.

                      Whether you’ve read Dale’s articles, listened to his podcast, or are actually launching your business with the help of the StartupCamp program, I’m sure you already appreciate Dale’s insights into entrepreneurship, branding, marketing, family, and life.

                      But just how well do you know the man behind the microphone? Where did Dale come from, and what’s next on his horizon? What’s his on-the-spot, absolute-best advice for new entrepreneurs? Find out here:

                      finish

                      Did you know that before Dale went on to start six multi-million dollar companies, he was fired from fifteen jobs?

                      Real connection—and real leadership—is born from vulnerability. Dale’s path to founding Sevenly and StartupCamp was not a straight-line, and on this week’s episode of the show, we get to walk with him through the twists and turns of it.

                      We’ll also get totally practical: Dale’s best advice for entrepreneurs, hard stop. What it takes to get your business off the ground and to keep it in the air. How to keep your leadership balanced and what Dale has done to adjust his own leadership style over the years.

                      Finally, we’ll look at what comes next for Dale, his next ventures on the horizon, and the future of StartupCamp.

                      Join me, Chris Graebe, as we get to know Dale a little better.

                      ]]>
                      clean No no no 20:32 Chris Graebe
                      What It Takes To Finish with Chris Graebe https://startupcamp.com/podcast/chris-graebe/ Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:16:29 +0000 Dale Partridge https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=33889 business,dream,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,fear,learn,mompreneur,small business,startup,success,wahm,work-life balance Are you living it to the fullest?

                      That’s the question that Chris Graebe wants us to ask ourselves. He has dedicated his life to helping people discover the best version of their dreams and then push past the fear that is getting in their way.

                      In fact, that’s exactly what brought him to us.

                      Today is a special day for me—and for all of StartupCamp—because on this episode of the StartupCamp Show, you get to properly meet Chris, our new director and podcast host here at StartupCamp. Please help me welcome Chris to the StartupCamp family!

                      finish

                      For those that don’t already know him from his articles or social media, Chris Graebe has led an inspiring life: He grew up in a one-stoplight town in Indiana with plenty of early challenges. He went on to become a reality star on M.T.V.’s “Road Rules”, and then became a pastor. Finally, he started his own Amazon-based e-commerce business (on nights and weekends, while working as a pastor and raising his five kids), which in its first two years grossed over $2 million.

                      Chris’ passion is helping people push past fear to live the life they’ve always wanted. If we can say it humbly, that’s what makes him a perfect fit at StartupCamp. He also has some killer knowledge to share on starting an e-commerce business. You’ll learn why now is the right time to get into the e-commerce business and what it takes to get going.

                      Most entrepreneurs are ideators: great at starting, not so hot at sealing the deal. At StartupCamp, Chris is going to teach you—teach us—how to take our great ideas across the finish line.

                      ]]>
                      Are you living it to the fullest?

                      That’s the question that Chris Graebe wants us to ask ourselves. He has dedicated his life to helping people discover the best version of their dreams and then push past the fear that is getting in their way.

                      In fact, that’s exactly what brought him to us.

                      Today is a special day for me—and for all of StartupCamp—because on this episode of the StartupCamp Show, you get to properly meet Chris, our new director and podcast host here at StartupCamp. Please help me welcome Chris to the StartupCamp family!

                      finish

                      For those that don’t already know him from his articles or social media, Chris Graebe has led an inspiring life: He grew up in a one-stoplight town in Indiana with plenty of early challenges. He went on to become a reality star on M.T.V.’s “Road Rules”, and then became a pastor. Finally, he started his own Amazon-based e-commerce business (on nights and weekends, while working as a pastor and raising his five kids), which in its first two years grossed over $2 million.

                      Chris’ passion is helping people push past fear to live the life they’ve always wanted. If we can say it humbly, that’s what makes him a perfect fit at StartupCamp. He also has some killer knowledge to share on starting an e-commerce business. You’ll learn why now is the right time to get into the e-commerce business and what it takes to get going.

                      Most entrepreneurs are ideators: great at starting, not so hot at sealing the deal. At StartupCamp, Chris is going to teach you—teach us—how to take our great ideas across the finish line.

                      ]]>
                      Are you living it to the fullest?

                      That’s the question that Chris Graebe wants us to ask ourselves. He has dedicated his life to helping people discover the best version of their dreams and then push past the fear that is getting in their way.

                      In fact, that’s exactly what brought him to us.

                      Today is a special day for me—and for all of StartupCamp—because on this episode of the StartupCamp Show, you get to properly meet Chris, our new director and podcast host here at StartupCamp. Please help me welcome Chris to the StartupCamp family!

                      finish

                      For those that don’t already know him from his articles or social media, Chris Graebe has led an inspiring life: He grew up in a one-stoplight town in Indiana with plenty of early challenges. He went on to become a reality star on M.T.V.’s “Road Rules”, and then became a pastor. Finally, he started his own Amazon-based e-commerce business (on nights and weekends, while working as a pastor and raising his five kids), which in its first two years grossed over $2 million.

                      Chris’ passion is helping people push past fear to live the life they’ve always wanted. If we can say it humbly, that’s what makes him a perfect fit at StartupCamp. He also has some killer knowledge to share on starting an e-commerce business. You’ll learn why now is the right time to get into the e-commerce business and what it takes to get going.

                      Most entrepreneurs are ideators: great at starting, not so hot at sealing the deal. At StartupCamp, Chris is going to teach you—teach us—how to take our great ideas across the finish line.

                      ]]>
                      clean No no no 22:49 Dale Partridge
                      Becoming A Life-Giving Leader With Tyler Reagin https://startupcamp.com/podcast/tyler-reagin/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:23:05 +0000 Dale Partridge https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=33863 business,confidence,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,growth,leadership,lessons,management,mompreneur,practice,small business,startup,success,wahm Are you a life-giving leader, or taking life and grace from the people around you?

                      We have a responsibility to lead the people around us who trust us. And when life flows, influence grows. That’s what Tyler Reagin believes.

                      Tyler is the President of Catalyst, a Christian leadership development organization, and my guest on this week’s episode of the StartupCamp Show. On this podcast episode, we zoom in on Tyler’s most practical advice for leaders who want to lead with their truest selves and be life-giving leaders. Listen below:

                       

                      Do you believe in yourself?

                      According to Tyler, that’s the root of leadership. If we are insecure, we’ll only act like leaders we’re not. Authenticity is the foundation of trust, and when your team and your people trust you, then you can actually have an impact on the world.

                      But becoming trustworthy, Tyler warns, is no easy path. Leadership is hard work. Tyler outlines what makes a real leader: they sweat alongside their people, they sacrifice, they surrender their egos for the group. Above all, says Tyler, leadership requires self-awareness.

                      So how do we become life-giving leaders? How do we bring confidence, joy, and contentment into our lives?

                      Join me for an inspiring look into our purpose as leaders, businesspeople, spouses, parents and people of faith—and how we can become the people we were meant to be.

                      ]]>
                      Are you a life-giving leader, or taking life and grace from the people around you?

                      We have a responsibility to lead the people around us who trust us. And when life flows, influence grows. That’s what Tyler Reagin believes.

                      Tyler is the President of Catalyst, a Christian leadership development organization, and my guest on this week’s episode of the StartupCamp Show. On this podcast episode, we zoom in on Tyler’s most practical advice for leaders who want to lead with their truest selves and be life-giving leaders. Listen below:

                       

                      Do you believe in yourself?

                      According to Tyler, that’s the root of leadership. If we are insecure, we’ll only act like leaders we’re not. Authenticity is the foundation of trust, and when your team and your people trust you, then you can actually have an impact on the world.

                      But becoming trustworthy, Tyler warns, is no easy path. Leadership is hard work. Tyler outlines what makes a real leader: they sweat alongside their people, they sacrifice, they surrender their egos for the group. Above all, says Tyler, leadership requires self-awareness.

                      So how do we become life-giving leaders? How do we bring confidence, joy, and contentment into our lives?

                      Join me for an inspiring look into our purpose as leaders, businesspeople, spouses, parents and people of faith—and how we can become the people we were meant to be.

                      ]]>
                      Are you a life-giving leader, or taking life and grace from the people around you?

                      We have a responsibility to lead the people around us who trust us. And when life flows, influence grows. That’s what Tyler Reagin believes.

                      Tyler is the President of Catalyst, a Christian leadership development organization, and my guest on this week’s episode of the StartupCamp Show. On this podcast episode, we zoom in on Tyler’s most practical advice for leaders who want to lead with their truest selves and be life-giving leaders. Listen below:

                       

                      Do you believe in yourself?

                      According to Tyler, that’s the root of leadership. If we are insecure, we’ll only act like leaders we’re not. Authenticity is the foundation of trust, and when your team and your people trust you, then you can actually have an impact on the world.

                      But becoming trustworthy, Tyler warns, is no easy path. Leadership is hard work. Tyler outlines what makes a real leader: they sweat alongside their people, they sacrifice, they surrender their egos for the group. Above all, says Tyler, leadership requires self-awareness.

                      So how do we become life-giving leaders? How do we bring confidence, joy, and contentment into our lives?

                      Join me for an inspiring look into our purpose as leaders, businesspeople, spouses, parents and people of faith—and how we can become the people we were meant to be.

                      ]]>
                      clean No no no 29:59 Dale Partridge
                      Leading With Emotional Courage with Peter Bregman https://startupcamp.com/podcast/peter-bregman-leading-emotional-courage/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:12:21 +0000 Dale Partridge https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=33113 accountability,communication,confidence,connection,conversations,courage,emotional courage,emotions,entrepreneur,entrepreneurship,feelings,inspiration,leadership,leading,practice The most critical challenge of leadership is emotional courage. In business, it takes strong leaders to forge the path to innovative ideas, thoughts, and methods. So it’s essential to be confident in yourself, connected to others, and committed to a purpose. Peter Bregman from Bregman Partners joins us to talk about the crucial practice of emotional courage that being such a leader necessitates.

                      Leading With Emotional Courage with Peter Bregman

                      I had a fantastic conversation with Peter, centering around the ideas in his new book, Leading With Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work.

                      Are you willing to experience the discomfort, the risk, or the uncertainty of saying or doing something that needs to be communicated?

                      In order to lead and find success, we have to have these three things under our belt:

                      • confidence in self – this not an arrogance but an assuredness in yourself
                      • connection to others – this is both a trust in people and people trusting in you, which builds loyalty, accountability, and togetherness
                      • commitment to purpose – an understanding of what are you doing in the world

                      And what do you need in order to practice those three things?

                      Emotional courage.

                      Peter explains that this is the key to leadership: your willingness (and courage) to feel everything that might come up in the process. As entrepreneurs, we are often in the hot seat with negative feedback, naysayers, tough clients, or difficult employees. It takes a mature and courageous leader to be centered, connected, and committed enough to work through those situations.

                      In this episode, we talk about

                      • a very practical way to build emotional courage in yourself
                      • closing the gap between what we know and what we do
                      • accountability to yourself and having others be accountable to you

                      Leading With Emotional Courage is available for pre-order now and launches on Saturday, July 7th! You can pre-order it now, and you can view a teaser snippet here!

                      If you’d like to take the assessment Peter talks about in this episode, you can access it here.

                      Enjoy this episode!

                      ]]>
                      The most critical challenge of leadership is emotional courage. In business, it takes strong leaders to forge the path to innovative ideas, thoughts, and methods. So it’s essential to be confident in yourself, connected to others, and committed to a purpose. Peter Bregman from Bregman Partners joins us to talk about the crucial practice of emotional courage that being such a leader necessitates.

                      Leading With Emotional Courage with Peter Bregman

                      I had a fantastic conversation with Peter, centering around the ideas in his new book, Leading With Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work.

                      Are you willing to experience the discomfort, the risk, or the uncertainty of saying or doing something that needs to be communicated?

                      In order to lead and find success, we have to have these three things under our belt:

                      • confidence in self – this not an arrogance but an assuredness in yourself
                      • connection to others – this is both a trust in people and people trusting in you, which builds loyalty, accountability, and togetherness
                      • commitment to purpose – an understanding of what are you doing in the world

                      And what do you need in order to practice those three things?

                      Emotional courage.

                      Peter explains that this is the key to leadership: your willingness (and courage) to feel everything that might come up in the process. As entrepreneurs, we are often in the hot seat with negative feedback, naysayers, tough clients, or difficult employees. It takes a mature and courageous leader to be centered, connected, and committed enough to work through those situations.

                      In this episode, we talk about

                      • a very practical way to build emotional courage in yourself
                      • closing the gap between what we know and what we do
                      • accountability to yourself and having others be accountable to you

                      Leading With Emotional Courage is available for pre-order now and launches on Saturday, July 7th! You can pre-order it now, and you can view a teaser snippet here!

                      If you’d like to take the assessment Peter talks about in this ep]]> The most critical challenge of leadership is emotional courage. In business, it takes strong leaders to forge the path to innovative ideas, thoughts, and methods. So it’s essential to be confident in yourself, connected to others, and committed to a purpose. Peter Bregman from Bregman Partners joins us to talk about the crucial practice of emotional courage that being such a leader necessitates.

                      Leading With Emotional Courage with Peter Bregman

                      I had a fantastic conversation with Peter, centering around the ideas in his new book, Leading With Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work.

                      Are you willing to experience the discomfort, the risk, or the uncertainty of saying or doing something that needs to be communicated?

                      In order to lead and find success, we have to have these three things under our belt:

                      • confidence in self – this not an arrogance but an assuredness in yourself
                      • connection to others – this is both a trust in people and people trusting in you, which builds loyalty, accountability, and togetherness
                      • commitment to purpose – an understanding of what are you doing in the world

                      And what do you need in order to practice those three things?

                      Emotional courage.

                      Peter explains that this is the key to leadership: your willingness (and courage) to feel everything that might come up in the process. As entrepreneurs, we are often in the hot seat with negative feedback, naysayers, tough clients, or difficult employees. It takes a mature and courageous leader to be centered, connected, and committed enough to work through those situations.

                      In this episode, we talk about

                      • a very practical way to build emotional courage in yourself
                      • closing the gap between what we know and what we do
                      • accountability to yourself and having others be accountable to you

                      Leading With Emotional Courage is available for pre-order now and launches on Saturday, July 7th! You can pre-order it now, and you can view a teaser snippet here!

                      If you’d like to take the assessment Peter talks about in this ep]]> clean No no no 46:08 Dale Partridge Manager or Movement Starter? with Jen Dulski, head of Facebook Groups and Communities https://startupcamp.com/podcast/jen-dulski-facebook-manager-mover/ Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:34:28 +0000 Dale Partridge https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=31485 change,community,criticism,entrepreneur,Facebook,make a difference,movement,mover,purpose,social media When we talk about social media in the entrepreneurial world, we often immediately think of how to leverage those platforms for the benefit of our business. And it’s true—building a following on social platforms is a great marketing tool. Your followers convert to lists of email subscribers who you can then market to. It’s smart business to know how to use the platforms available and to stay relevant.

                      Jen Dulski, Head of Facebook Groups and Community: Are you a manager or a mover?

                      But one of the bigger values that these platforms offer is the feeling of belonging. As Jen Dulski explains, social media platforms like Facebook provide community and a sense of belonging through the groups and connectedness it offers.

                      Jen is the Head of Facebook Groups which is used by more than 1.4 billion people to create and engage in communities that matter to them on topics from parenting to health to disaster response. She began her career as a high school teacher where she started a non-profit to help her students become the first kids in their family to go to college.

                      She was an early Yahoo! employee and led a business unit there as group VP and GM of Local and Marketplaces. In 2007, Jennifer left Yahoo! to become CEO of The Dealmap, a mobile, local deals site that Google acquired in 2011, making Jennifer the first female entrepreneur to sell a company to Google, where she then led Google Shopping and Product Listing Ads.

                      Jen is the author of Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?, a book about how each of us can be movement starters.

                      In this week’s podcast, she discusses a couple main principles from her newest book.

                      • Are you purposeful in what you do? Are you a manager or a movement starter?
                      • Orindary people can create extraordinary movements, whether in social change or in business.
                      • Small actions make a big difference (“Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never fallen asleep with a mosquito in the room.”)
                      • How to navigate the criticism of who you are, what you’re doing, or how you’re doing things
                      • Leveraging the naysayers to your benefit by building a team of allies and supporters or with a “bear hug” approach
                      • There is power in a group of people, which can be started by one individual.
                      • People value connection and belonging, and when they feel this way, change happens.

                      Jen’s insight and genuine passion for community building were refreshing to hear. We hope this week’s podcast gives you some great perspective on not only how to leverage the power of social media for the growth of your business, but also how to use it as a world-changing tool to bring people closer together.

                      ]]> When we talk about social media in the entrepreneurial world, we often immediately think of how to leverage those platforms for the benefit of our business. And it’s true—building a following on social platforms is a great marketing tool. Your followers convert to lists of email subscribers who you can then market to. It’s smart business to know how to use the platforms available and to stay relevant.

                      Jen Dulski, Head of Facebook Groups and Community: Are you a manager or a mover?

                      But one of the bigger values that these platforms offer is the feeling of belonging. As Jen Dulski explains, social media platforms like Facebook provide community and a sense of belonging through the groups and connectedness it offers.

                      Jen is the Head of Facebook Groups which is used by more than 1.4 billion people to create and engage in communities that matter to them on topics from parenting to health to disaster response. She began her career as a high school teacher where she started a non-profit to help her students become the first kids in their family to go to college.

                      She was an early Yahoo! employee and led a business unit there as group VP and GM of Local and Marketplaces. In 2007, Jennifer left Yahoo! to become CEO of The Dealmap, a mobile, local deals site that Google acquired in 2011, making Jennifer the first female entrepreneur to sell a company to Google, where she then led Google Shopping and Product Listing Ads.

                      Jen is the author of Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?, a book about how each of us can be movement starters.

                      In this week’s podcast, she discusses a couple main principles from her newest book.

                      • Are you purposeful in what you do? Are you a manager or a movement starter?
                      • Orindary]]> When we talk about social media in the entrepreneurial world, we often immediately think of how to leverage those platforms for the benefit of our business. And it’s true—building a following on social platforms is a great marketing tool. Your followers convert to lists of email subscribers who you can then market to. It’s smart business to know how to use the platforms available and to stay relevant.

                        Jen Dulski, Head of Facebook Groups and Community: Are you a manager or a mover?

                        But one of the bigger values that these platforms offer is the feeling of belonging. As Jen Dulski explains, social media platforms like Facebook provide community and a sense of belonging through the groups and connectedness it offers.

                        Jen is the Head of Facebook Groups which is used by more than 1.4 billion people to create and engage in communities that matter to them on topics from parenting to health to disaster response. She began her career as a high school teacher where she started a non-profit to help her students become the first kids in their family to go to college.

                        She was an early Yahoo! employee and led a business unit there as group VP and GM of Local and Marketplaces. In 2007, Jennifer left Yahoo! to become CEO of The Dealmap, a mobile, local deals site that Google acquired in 2011, making Jennifer the first female entrepreneur to sell a company to Google, where she then led Google Shopping and Product Listing Ads.

                        Jen is the author of Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?, a book about how each of us can be movement starters.

                        In this week’s podcast, she discusses a couple main principles from her newest book.

                        • Are you purposeful in what you do? Are you a manager or a movement starter?
                        • Orindary]]> clean No no no 43:23 Dale Partridge The Value Of Personality Typing: The Enneagram with Suzanne Stabile https://startupcamp.com/podcast/personalities-enneagram-suzanne-stabile/ Tue, 29 May 2018 14:44:20 +0000 Dale Partridge https://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=31288 assessment,enneagram,entrepreneur,knowledge,leadership,personalities,personality,teamwork,understanding Not many things are more valuable than knowing yourself. Equally as important? Understanding others.

                          As entrepreneurs, we are told to find problems to make products for, and here at StartupCamp we teach you to find a million people to help instead of trying to make a million dollars. To do that, you have to understand people! With so many personality variations out there, that can be a tough task.

                          Suzanne Stabile joins us on the show to teach us about a personality typing system that is not-so-new but recently a very hot topic: the enneagram. If you haven’t heard of the enneagram, it breaks down personalities into nine different categories, each with a healthy version (assets) and an unhealthy version (liabilities) of itself.

                          The difference, she says, between the enneagram and other personality typing systems is that you can do something with the enneagram: you can effectively change ineffective behavior.

                          In the pursuit of our passion-driven businesses, we can often be our own worst enemy. We can’t get out of our own way sometimes. But by knowing yourself–and your customers and your employees–navigating the people part of work can be much easier when viewed through the lens of personality.

                          Suzanne shares her insights from 25 years of studying, teaching, and experience with the enneagram system. In this episode, we talked about:

                          • The nine personality types
                          • Personalities as children
                          • What these personalities look like in the workplace and as entrepreneurs
                          • The impact of understanding these personalities can have in the workplace
                          • What healthy and unhealthy personalities look like

                          Suzanne is the author of The Road Back To You and most recently The Road Between Us, two books that take a clear and in-depth look at the enneagram. You can use the promo code STARTUP at checkout for 25% off of these books when purchased on the LTM website (for the next two weeks). If you are also interested in learning more about Suzanne and where you could hear her teach, visit her on her website.

                          Enjoy this episode! It could be life- or business-changing!

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                          Not many things are more valuable than knowing yourself. Equally as important? Understanding others.

                          As entrepreneurs, we are told to find problems to make products for, and here at StartupCamp we teach you to find a million people to help instead of trying to make a million dollars. To do that, you have to understand people! With so many personality variations out there, that can be a tough task.

                          Suzanne Stabile joins us on the show to teach us about a personality typing system that is not-so-new but recently a very hot topic: the enneagram. If you haven’t heard of the enneagram, it breaks down personalities into nine different categories, each with a healthy version (assets) and an unhealthy version (liabilities) of itself.

                          The difference, she says, between the enneagram and other personality typing systems is that you can do something with the enneagram: you can effectively change ineffective behavior.

                          In the pursuit of our passion-driven businesses, we can often be our own worst enemy. We can’t get out of our own way sometimes. But by knowing yourself–and your customers and your employees–navigating the people part of work can be much easier when viewed through the lens of personality.

                          Suzanne shares her insights from 25 years of studying, teaching, and experience with the enneagram system. In this episode, we talked about:

                          • The nine personality types
                          • Personalities as children
                          • What these personalities look like in the workplace and as entrepreneurs
                          • The impact of understanding these personalities can have in the workplace
                          • What healthy and unhealthy personalities look like

                          Suzanne is the author of The Road Back To You and most recently The Road Between Us, two books that take a clear and in-depth look at the enneagram. You can use the promo code STARTUP at checkout for 25% off of these books when purchased on the LTM website (for the next two weeks). If you are also interested in learning more about Suzanne and where you could hear her teach, visit her on her website.

                          Enjoy this episode! It could be life- or business-changing!

                          ]]>
                          Not many things are more valuable than knowing yourself. Equally as important? Understanding others.

                          As entrepreneurs, we are told to find problems to make products for, and here at StartupCamp we teach you to find a million people to help instead of trying to make a million dollars. To do that, you have to understand people! With so many personality variations out there, that can be a tough task.

                          Suzanne Stabile joins us on the show to teach us about a personality typing system that is not-so-new but recently a very hot topic: the enneagram. If you haven’t heard of the enneagram, it breaks down personalities into nine different categories, each with a healthy version (assets) and an unhealthy version (liabilities) of itself.

                          The difference, she says, between the enneagram and other personality typing systems is that you can do something with the enneagram: you can effectively change ineffective behavior.

                          In the pursuit of our passion-driven businesses, we can often be our own worst enemy. We can’t get out of our own way sometimes. But by knowing yourself–and your customers and your employees–navigating the people part of work can be much easier when viewed through the lens of personality.

                          Suzanne shares her insights from 25 years of studying, teaching, and experience with the enneagram system. In this episode, we talked about:

                          • The nine personality types
                          • Personalities as children
                          • What these personalities look like in the workplace and as entrepreneurs
                          • The impact of understanding these personalities can have in the workplace
                          • What healthy and unhealthy personalities look like

                          Suzanne is the author of The Road Back To You and most recently The Road Between Us, two books that take a clear and in-depth look at the enneagram. You can use the promo code STARTUP at checkout for 25% off of these books when purchased on the LTM website (for the next two weeks). If you are also interested in learning more about Suzanne and where you could hear her teach, visit her on her website.

                          Enjoy this episode! It could be life- or business-changing!

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                          How To Handle Fear, Worry, And Stress As Entrepreneurs And Leaders With Alli Worthington https://startupcamp.com/podcast/handle-fear-worry-stress-entrepreneurs-leaders/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:46:31 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=30973 entrepreneur,fear,Handle,leader,overcome,Stress,Worry Every single person faces fear, worry, anxiety, or stress. And these are especially familiar feelings among entrepreneurs. So much is on the line. Will I have the finances? Will I have the support I need? Is this idea good enough, and will it have profitable longevity? Will this be successful?

                          Alli Worthington joins us on this week’s podcast episode to talk about combating these heavy–and sometimes crippling–experiences that make us doubt our abilities as entrepreneurs.

                          Alli’s latest book is Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety. But don’t think that the contents are only beneficial for women.

                          In this episode, Alli and I talk about how fear, worry, anxiety, and stress keep us from starting our pursuits as entrepreneurs. As a full-time work-at-home-mom with five children, she has experienced several points in her life that she could have let her emotions and her mindsets limit her. Instead, she called the weaknesses out for what they were and replaced them with stronger more enabling emotions and mindsets.

                          Alli approaches this “fierce” way of attacking those crippling emotions with her faith. Regardless of your personal belief system, the age-old values she reminds us of hold true.

                          • There are the simple and practical answers for the complicated times of stress, anxiety, and fear.
                          • When you are feeling insecure or under stress, what is your source of confidence? How do you recalibrate and take charge of your day again?
                          • What is your battle plan for attacking fear, and what is an individual plan for yourself?

                          If you’re ready to hear how you can take the bull by the horns and fight fear and stress in your own life, sit back and soak in these encouraging truths!

                           

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                          Every single person faces fear, worry, anxiety, or stress. And these are especially familiar feelings among entrepreneurs. So much is on the line. Will I have the finances? Will I have the support I need? Is this idea good enough, and will it have profitable longevity? Will this be successful?

                          Alli Worthington joins us on this week’s podcast episode to talk about combating these heavy–and sometimes crippling–experiences that make us doubt our abilities as entrepreneurs.

                          Alli’s latest book is Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety. But don’t think that the contents are only beneficial for women.

                          In this episode, Alli and I talk about how fear, worry, anxiety, and stress keep us from starting our pursuits as entrepreneurs. As a full-time work-at-home-mom with five children, she has experienced several points in her life that she could have let her emotions and her mindsets limit her. Instead, she called the weaknesses out for what they were and replaced them with stronger more enabling emotions and mindsets.

                          Alli approaches this “fierce” way of attacking those crippling emotions with her faith. Regardless of your personal belief system, the age-old values she reminds us of hold true.

                          • There are the simple and practical answers for the complicated times of stress, anxiety, and fear.
                          • When you are feeling insecure or under stress, what is your source of confidence? How do you recalibrate and take charge of your day again?
                          • What is your battle plan for attacking fear, and what is an individual plan for yourself?

                          If you’re ready to hear how you can take the bull by the horns and fight fear and stress in your own life, sit back and soak in these encouraging truths!

                           

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                          Every single person faces fear, worry, anxiety, or stress. And these are especially familiar feelings among entrepreneurs. So much is on the line. Will I have the finances? Will I have the support I need? Is this idea good enough, and will it have profitable longevity? Will this be successful?

                          Alli Worthington joins us on this week’s podcast episode to talk about combating these heavy–and sometimes crippling–experiences that make us doubt our abilities as entrepreneurs.

                          Alli’s latest book is Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety. But don’t think that the contents are only beneficial for women.

                          In this episode, Alli and I talk about how fear, worry, anxiety, and stress keep us from starting our pursuits as entrepreneurs. As a full-time work-at-home-mom with five children, she has experienced several points in her life that she could have let her emotions and her mindsets limit her. Instead, she called the weaknesses out for what they were and replaced them with stronger more enabling emotions and mindsets.

                          Alli approaches this “fierce” way of attacking those crippling emotions with her faith. Regardless of your personal belief system, the age-old values she reminds us of hold true.

                          • There are the simple and practical answers for the complicated times of stress, anxiety, and fear.
                          • When you are feeling insecure or under stress, what is your source of confidence? How do you recalibrate and take charge of your day again?
                          • What is your battle plan for attacking fear, and what is an individual plan for yourself?

                          If you’re ready to hear how you can take the bull by the horns and fight fear and stress in your own life, sit back and soak in these encouraging truths!

                           

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                          Three Important Questions For Every Family (And Person) with Pat Lencioni https://startupcamp.com/podcast/3-important-questions-for-every-family-and-person-with-pat-lencioni/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:48:34 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=30913 business,family How many of you work too hard, focusing more on your business and not enough on your family?

                          Many folks have great business plans, but very few actually have similar plans to make sure their families are just as successful.

                          If you’ve ever wondered how to take the same focus and strategy that makes your business successful and apply it to your family, then you’ll love what today’s podcast guest Pat Lencioni has to say.

                          As an entrepreneur, business thought leader, and award-winning author on organization health, Pat’s most cherished trophy (received for selling 1 million books) is one he wasn’t even there to accept, because instead he was with his family celebrating his son’s first confession.

                          In this episode, we discuss with Pat one of his least popular but most important books. The Three Big Questions For A Frantic Family: A leadership fable about restoring sanity to the most important organization in your life. In this book, Pat lays out how he learned to apply the same principles to his family that he teaches to others for building strong businesses.

                          In our interview, Pat lays out these three questions and how you can answer them for your family:

                          • What makes you unique (your values and strategy as a family)?
                          • What’s most important in your life, right now?
                          • What are you going to do to daily remember your values, strategies, and priorities?

                          So if you want to apply the same motivation and drive that you have for your business to your relationships and your family, then buckle up, take notes, and enjoy!

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                          How many of you work too hard, focusing more on your business and not enough on your family?

                          Many folks have great business plans, but very few actually have similar plans to make sure their families are just as successful.

                          If you’ve ever wondered how to take the same focus and strategy that makes your business successful and apply it to your family, then you’ll love what today’s podcast guest Pat Lencioni has to say.

                          As an entrepreneur, business thought leader, and award-winning author on organization health, Pat’s most cherished trophy (received for selling 1 million books) is one he wasn’t even there to accept, because instead he was with his family celebrating his son’s first confession.

                          In this episode, we discuss with Pat one of his least popular but most important books. The Three Big Questions For A Frantic Family: A leadership fable about restoring sanity to the most important organization in your life. In this book, Pat lays out how he learned to apply the same principles to his family that he teaches to others for building strong businesses.

                          In our interview, Pat lays out these three questions and how you can answer them for your family:

                          • What makes you unique (your values and strategy as a family)?
                          • What’s most important in your life, right now?
                          • What are you going to do to daily remember your values, strategies, and priorities?

                          So if you want to apply the same motivation and drive that you have for your business to your relationships]]> How many of you work too hard, focusing more on your business and not enough on your family?

                          Many folks have great business plans, but very few actually have similar plans to make sure their families are just as successful.

                          If you’ve ever wondered how to take the same focus and strategy that makes your business successful and apply it to your family, then you’ll love what today’s podcast guest Pat Lencioni has to say.

                          As an entrepreneur, business thought leader, and award-winning author on organization health, Pat’s most cherished trophy (received for selling 1 million books) is one he wasn’t even there to accept, because instead he was with his family celebrating his son’s first confession.

                          In this episode, we discuss with Pat one of his least popular but most important books. The Three Big Questions For A Frantic Family: A leadership fable about restoring sanity to the most important organization in your life. In this book, Pat lays out how he learned to apply the same principles to his family that he teaches to others for building strong businesses.

                          In our interview, Pat lays out these three questions and how you can answer them for your family:

                          • What makes you unique (your values and strategy as a family)?
                          • What’s most important in your life, right now?
                          • What are you going to do to daily remember your values, strategies, and priorities?

                          So if you want to apply the same motivation and drive that you have for your business to your relationships]]> clean No no no 0:00 Dale Partridge The Power of Focus and Purpose with Nathan Barry https://startupcamp.com/podcast/nathan-barry/ Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:23:09 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=30839 business,family In a world with many distractions, demands, and competing interests, it’s hard to stay focused on just one thing. In an ever-changing world and business landscape, it’s even harder to stay focused on why you remain committed to your one thing.

                          Our guest today has managed to do both in his business and through it, find success.

                          In my interview with Nathan Barry, Founder of Convertkit.com, you will hear the story of how this home-schooled kid from Idaho graduated from high school at 15, became a designer, and then decided to create Convertkit to solve an email marketing problem he faced. You’ll hear why deciding to give his company his full attention made all the difference for him. And you’ll hear how since then Nathan has streamlined the focus–and just as importantly, the purpose–of his company while growing the revenue to nearly a million dollars a month.

                          A few key highlights of what we discussed include:

                          • The mission of his company and how it drives all they do.
                          • A brilliant tip he uses to develop a culture of trust through honest communication in any organization.
                          • What you should do differently with a small vs. large email list.
                          • What Nathan believes will be important in the future with email marketing and how you can apply it.

                          So get ready for a great conversation with a designer and entrepreneur who scratched his own itch by creating a profitable business, giving it all his focus and guided by a singular purpose.

                           

                          ]]> In a world with many distractions, demands, and competing interests, it’s hard to stay focused on just one thing. In an ever-changing world and business landscape, it’s even harder to stay focused on why you remain committed to your one thing.

                          Our guest today has managed to do both in his business and through it, find success.

                          In my interview with Nathan Barry, Founder of Convertkit.com, you will hear the story of how this home-schooled kid from Idaho graduated from high school at 15, became a designer, and then decided to create Convertkit to solve an email marketing problem he faced. You’ll hear why deciding to give his company his full attention made all the difference for him. And you’ll hear how since then Nathan has streamlined the focus–and just as importantly, the purpose–of his company while growing the revenue to nearly a million dollars a month.

                          A few key highlights of what we discussed include:

                          • The mission of his company and how it drives all they do.
                          • A brilliant tip he uses to develop a culture of trust through honest communication in any organization.
                          • What you should do differently with a small vs. large email list.
                          • What Nathan believes will be important in the future with email marketing and how you can apply it.

                          So get ready for a great conversation with a designer and entrepreneur who scratched his own itch by creating a profitable business, giving it all his focus and guided by a singular purpose.

                           

                          ]]>
                          In a world with many distractions, demands, and competing interests, it’s hard to stay focused on just one thing. In an ever-changing world and business landscape, it’s even harder to stay focused on why you remain committed to your one thing.

                          Our guest today has managed to do both in his business and through it, find success.

                          In my interview with Nathan Barry, Founder of Convertkit.com, you will hear the story of how this home-schooled kid from Idaho graduated from high school at 15, became a designer, and then decided to create Convertkit to solve an email marketing problem he faced. You’ll hear why deciding to give his company his full attention made all the difference for him. And you’ll hear how since then Nathan has streamlined the focus–and just as importantly, the purpose–of his company while growing the revenue to nearly a million dollars a month.

                          A few key highlights of what we discussed include:

                          • The mission of his company and how it drives all they do.
                          • A brilliant tip he uses to develop a culture of trust through honest communication in any organization.
                          • What you should do differently with a small vs. large email list.
                          • What Nathan believes will be important in the future with email marketing and how you can apply it.

                          So get ready for a great conversation with a designer and entrepreneur who scratched his own itch by creating a profitable business, giving it all his focus and guided by a singular purpose.

                           

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                          How To Finish What You Started with Jon Acuff https://startupcamp.com/podcast/finish-started-jon-acuff/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:12:29 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=29595 business,family Most entrepreneurs and leaders are fantastic at starting—dreams and ideas are an exciting part of a difficult journey. But the difference between people who win and those who lose is found in the entrepreneur who have developed the discipline of finishing.

                          Shortly after the rush of excitement of a launch, many starters lose steam. At that point, we are required to generate additional discipline, focus, and motivation even in times that make it difficult to do so.

                          In this episode, we have my long-time friend and New York Times Bestselling author Jon Acuff here to discuss his new book: Finish: Give Yourself The Gift of Done.

                          In our conversation, Jon and I tear out your excuses and put your feet to the fire when it comes to completing what you set out to do. So grab your laces and tie up those boots because we’re going to take you to Done Town on this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          ]]>
                          Most entrepreneurs and leaders are fantastic at starting—dreams and ideas are an exciting part of a difficult journey. But the difference between people who win and those who lose is found in the entrepreneur who have developed the discipline of finishing.

                          Shortly after the rush of excitement of a launch, many starters lose steam. At that point, we are required to generate additional discipline, focus, and motivation even in times that make it difficult to do so.

                          In this episode, we have my long-time friend and New York Times Bestselling author Jon Acuff here to discuss his new book: Finish: Give Yourself The Gift of Done.

                          In our conversation, Jon and I tear out your excuses and put your feet to the fire when it comes to completing what you set out to do. So grab your laces and tie up those boots because we’re going to take you to Done Town on this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          ]]>
                          Most entrepreneurs and leaders are fantastic at starting—dreams and ideas are an exciting part of a difficult journey. But the difference between people who win and those who lose is found in the entrepreneur who have developed the discipline of finishing.

                          Shortly after the rush of excitement of a launch, many starters lose steam. At that point, we are required to generate additional discipline, focus, and motivation even in times that make it difficult to do so.

                          In this episode, we have my long-time friend and New York Times Bestselling author Jon Acuff here to discuss his new book: Finish: Give Yourself The Gift of Done.

                          In our conversation, Jon and I tear out your excuses and put your feet to the fire when it comes to completing what you set out to do. So grab your laces and tie up those boots because we’re going to take you to Done Town on this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          How To Unlearn Money and Relearn Wealth With Jen Sincero https://startupcamp.com/podcast/unlearn-money-relearn-wealth-jen-sincero/ Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:47:50 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=29484 business,family I’ve met some incredible leaders who know how to make money but can’t seem to keep it, grow it, or steward it. Today’s show is not merely about making wealth but keeping it.

                          In this episode, we have Jen Sincero who is the New York Times bestselling author of “You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth.

                          With so many entrepreneurs drowning in debt, buying things they can’t afford, and making poor money decisions; Jen helps dreamers and go-getters build back a healthy relationship with money and the responsibility that comes with it.

                          So if you’re ready to punch your debt in the face until it’s knocked out of your life, then we have a wealth building war plan coming up in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          ]]>
                          I’ve met some incredible leaders who know how to make money but can’t seem to keep it, grow it, or steward it. Today’s show is not merely about making wealth but keeping it.

                          In this episode, we have Jen Sincero who is the New York Times bestselling author of “You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth.

                          With so many entrepreneurs drowning in debt, buying things they can’t afford, and making poor money decisions; Jen helps dreamers and go-getters build back a healthy relationship with money and the responsibility that comes with it.

                          So if you’re ready to punch your debt in the face until it’s knocked out of your life, then we have a wealth building war plan coming up in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          ]]>
                          I’ve met some incredible leaders who know how to make money but can’t seem to keep it, grow it, or steward it. Today’s show is not merely about making wealth but keeping it.

                          In this episode, we have Jen Sincero who is the New York Times bestselling author of “You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth.

                          With so many entrepreneurs drowning in debt, buying things they can’t afford, and making poor money decisions; Jen helps dreamers and go-getters build back a healthy relationship with money and the responsibility that comes with it.

                          So if you’re ready to punch your debt in the face until it’s knocked out of your life, then we have a wealth building war plan coming up in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          clean No no no 46:26 Dale Partridge
                          How To Properly View Masculinity and Male Leadership with Lewis Howes https://startupcamp.com/podcast/properly-view-masculinity-male-leadership-lewis-howes/ Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:04:28 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=29083 business,family While much of the media is focused on the “attack on women”, many of us miss the hard reality facing men today. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a reduction in honorable, integrity-driven, servant-focused men. In this episode, we’re going to discuss this change and how it relates to leadership in the workplace.

                          Today, we’re going to be talking to my friend Lewis Howes about his take on the topic in his new book: The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives

                          Lewis is a New York Times bestselling author and his work has been featured on just about every media outlet on the planet. Lewis is also the host of The School of Greatness, a top 100 podcast on iTunes.

                          Today’s interview is conversational, practical and useful for understanding the obstacles men are facing in today’s culture. So grab your man-beard, a little vulnerability, and some burlap tissue because we’ve got a beautiful man show for you on the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          ]]>
                          While much of the media is focused on the “attack on women”, many of us miss the hard reality facing men today. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a reduction in honorable, integrity-driven, servant-focused men. In this episode, we’re going to discuss this change and how it relates to leadership in the workplace.

                          Today, we’re going to be talking to my friend Lewis Howes about his take on the topic in his new book: The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives

                          Lewis is a New York Times bestselling author and his work has been featured on just about every media outlet on the planet. Lewis is also the host of The School of Greatness, a top 100 podcast on iTunes.

                          Today’s interview is conversational, practical and useful for understanding the obstacles men are facing in today’s culture. So grab your man-beard, a little vulnerability, and some burlap tissue because we’ve got a beautiful man show for you on the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          ]]>
                          While much of the media is focused on the “attack on women”, many of us miss the hard reality facing men today. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a reduction in honorable, integrity-driven, servant-focused men. In this episode, we’re going to discuss this change and how it relates to leadership in the workplace.

                          Today, we’re going to be talking to my friend Lewis Howes about his take on the topic in his new book: The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives

                          Lewis is a New York Times bestselling author and his work has been featured on just about every media outlet on the planet. Lewis is also the host of The School of Greatness, a top 100 podcast on iTunes.

                          Today’s interview is conversational, practical and useful for understanding the obstacles men are facing in today’s culture. So grab your man-beard, a little vulnerability, and some burlap tissue because we’ve got a beautiful man show for you on the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          clean No no no 46:05 Dale Partridge
                          How To Overcome Digital Addiction With Curt Steinhorst https://startupcamp.com/podcast/overcome-digital-addiction-curt-steinhorst/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:52:40 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=28192 business,family Are you too busy to be successful? Statistics say that many of us are. We live in a world that’s designed to interrupt, distract, and stimulate. As a result, many professionals are less productive and more stressed than ever before.

                          Today’s conversation is with Curt Steinhorst. He’s the author of the new book: Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace.

                          In our conversation, Curt and I discuss practical strategies to reduce digital distraction and take back the control of your day. But more than that, we look at the underlying problem causing us to feed into this broken addiction to technology.

                          So if you’re ready to steal back your life, increase your discipline, and get some work done; then restrain yourself from looking at social media while you’re listening to this episode because we have some powerful lessons coming up right now.

                          ]]>
                          Are you too busy to be successful? Statistics say that many of us are. We live in a world that’s designed to interrupt, distract, and stimulate. As a result, many professionals are less productive and more stressed than ever before.

                          Today’s conversation is with Curt Steinhorst. He’s the author of the new book: Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace.

                          In our conversation, Curt and I discuss practical strategies to reduce digital distraction and take back the control of your day. But more than that, we look at the underlying problem causing us to feed into this broken addiction to technology.

                          So if you’re ready to steal back your life, increase your discipline, and get some work done; then restrain yourself from looking at social media while you’re listening to this episode because we have some powerful lessons coming up right now.

                          ]]>
                          Are you too busy to be successful? Statistics say that many of us are. We live in a world that’s designed to interrupt, distract, and stimulate. As a result, many professionals are less productive and more stressed than ever before.

                          Today’s conversation is with Curt Steinhorst. He’s the author of the new book: Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace.

                          In our conversation, Curt and I discuss practical strategies to reduce digital distraction and take back the control of your day. But more than that, we look at the underlying problem causing us to feed into this broken addiction to technology.

                          So if you’re ready to steal back your life, increase your discipline, and get some work done; then restrain yourself from looking at social media while you’re listening to this episode because we have some powerful lessons coming up right now.

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                          clean No no no 49:17 Dale Partridge
                          How To Prioritize Your Marriage Above Your Work with Jefferson Bethke https://startupcamp.com/podcast/prioritize-marriage-work-jefferson-bethke/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:37:22 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=28033 business,family Almost everyone will agree that their marriage is a priority over their career. However, just because we say it, doesn’t make it true. In this episode, we discuss the what is required to build a marriage that sits in the appropriate position in your life’s pursuits.

                          Today’s guest is Jefferson Bethke. Not only is he a personal friend but he’s also a New York Times Bestselling author, a stand-out entrepreneur, a loving father, and a dedicated husband to his bride Alyssa.

                          In our conversation, Jefferson and I share what has helped each of us create strong businesses while maintaining strong marriages. Jefferson also shares powerful stories, studies, and wisdom bombs from his new book Love That Lasts

                          To learn more about Jefferson, you can follow him on either Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

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                          Almost everyone will agree that their marriage is a priority over their career. However, just because we say it, doesn’t make it true. In this episode, we discuss the what is required to build a marriage that sits in the appropriate position in your life’s pursuits.

                          Today’s guest is Jefferson Bethke. Not only is he a personal friend but he’s also a New York Times Bestselling author, a stand-out entrepreneur, a loving father, and a dedicated husband to his bride Alyssa.

                          In our conversation, Jefferson and I share what has helped each of us create strong businesses while maintaining strong marriages. Jefferson also shares powerful stories, studies, and wisdom bombs from his new book Love That Lasts

                          To learn more about Jefferson, you can follow him on either Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

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                          Almost everyone will agree that their marriage is a priority over their career. However, just because we say it, doesn’t make it true. In this episode, we discuss the what is required to build a marriage that sits in the appropriate position in your life’s pursuits.

                          Today’s guest is Jefferson Bethke. Not only is he a personal friend but he’s also a New York Times Bestselling author, a stand-out entrepreneur, a loving father, and a dedicated husband to his bride Alyssa.

                          In our conversation, Jefferson and I share what has helped each of us create strong businesses while maintaining strong marriages. Jefferson also shares powerful stories, studies, and wisdom bombs from his new book Love That Lasts

                          To learn more about Jefferson, you can follow him on either Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

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                          How To Grow Your Dream By Studying Giants with Jody Dreyer https://startupcamp.com/podcast/grow-dream-studying-giants-jody-dreyer/ Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:10:03 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=27420 business,family In this new marketplace, it’s easy to focus our attention on companies who are new and innovative while throwing large established companies to the side. But in today’s conversation, we’re talking to a 30-year veteran of one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.

                          Today’s guest is Jody Dreyer a 30-year veteran at Disney. In a world where few people stay at the same company for longer than two years, Jody shares what she learned in her 22 different positions with Disney. From intern to Senior Vice President her experience, insight, and wisdom will offer a variety of useful concepts to consider for your business.

                          Our conversation focuses on her new book: “Beyond The Castle: A Guide To Discovering Your Happily Ever After. Jody’s personality is contagious, joyful, and full of fun. So grab your favorite Disney memory from childhood and combine that with your business brain because we’ve got a magical show here on the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          In this new marketplace, it’s easy to focus our attention on companies who are new and innovative while throwing large established companies to the side. But in today’s conversation, we’re talking to a 30-year veteran of one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.

                          Today’s guest is Jody Dreyer a 30-year veteran at Disney. In a world where few people stay at the same company for longer than two years, Jody shares what she learned in her 22 different positions with Disney. From intern to Senior Vice President her experience, insight, and wisdom will offer a variety of useful concepts to consider for your business.

                          Our conversation focuses on her new book: “Beyond The Castle: A Guide To Discovering Your Happily Ever After. Jody’s personality is contagious, joyful, and full of fun. So grab your favorite Disney memory from childhood and combine that with your business brain because we’ve got a magical show here on the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          In this new marketplace, it’s easy to focus our attention on companies who are new and innovative while throwing large established companies to the side. But in today’s conversation, we’re talking to a 30-year veteran of one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.

                          Today’s guest is Jody Dreyer a 30-year veteran at Disney. In a world where few people stay at the same company for longer than two years, Jody shares what she learned in her 22 different positions with Disney. From intern to Senior Vice President her experience, insight, and wisdom will offer a variety of useful concepts to consider for your business.

                          Our conversation focuses on her new book: “Beyond The Castle: A Guide To Discovering Your Happily Ever After. Jody’s personality is contagious, joyful, and full of fun. So grab your favorite Disney memory from childhood and combine that with your business brain because we’ve got a magical show here on the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          How Building A Business For Less People Will Make You More Money with Ryan Michler https://startupcamp.com/podcast/building-business-less-people-will-make-money-ryan-michler/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:09:56 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=26851 business,family One of the top three failures of new entrepreneurs is starting a business (or blog) for too many people. In other words, their customers are anyone willing to spend a buck. In most cases, this bad strategy is fueled from amateur business owners who are desperate to pay their bills. But accepting money from anyone is actually the cause of many failed dreamers. Today’s guest blows it out of the water on how we should be structuring our dreams, ideas, and businesses into powerful niches that drive profits.

                          Today’s guest is my friend Ryan Michler who started the wildly popular blog OrderOfMan.com with a popular podcast under the same name. Ryan has rallied hundreds of thousands of people behind his brand which focuses specifically on manhood. Ryan is not only profitable but he’s growing rapidly. But more than that, Ryan is a loving husband, father, and as you’ll learn in today’s episode, a fantastic teacher of entrepreneurship.

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                          So whether you’re a man or a woman, grab an axe and some whiskey because we’re about to chop your audience down to a tiny niche on today’s episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          One of the top three failures of new entrepreneurs is starting a business (or blog) for too many people. In other words, their customers are anyone willing to spend a buck. In most cases, this bad strategy is fueled from amateur business owners who are desperate to pay their bills. But accepting money from anyone is actually the cause of many failed dreamers. Today’s guest blows it out of the water on how we should be structuring our dreams, ideas, and businesses into powerful niches that drive profits.

                          Today’s guest is my friend Ryan Michler who started the wildly popular blog OrderOfMan.com with a popular podcast under the same name. Ryan has rallied hundreds of thousands of people behind his brand which focuses specifically on manhood. Ryan is not only profitable but he’s growing rapidly. But more than that, Ryan is a loving husband, father, and as you’ll learn in today’s episode, a fantastic teacher of entrepreneurship.

                          1

                          So whether you’re a man or a woman, grab an axe and some whiskey because we’re about to chop your audience down to a tiny niche on today’s episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          One of the top three failures of new entrepreneurs is starting a business (or blog) for too many people. In other words, their customers are anyone willing to spend a buck. In most cases, this bad strategy is fueled from amateur business owners who are desperate to pay their bills. But accepting money from anyone is actually the cause of many failed dreamers. Today’s guest blows it out of the water on how we should be structuring our dreams, ideas, and businesses into powerful niches that drive profits.

                          Today’s guest is my friend Ryan Michler who started the wildly popular blog OrderOfMan.com with a popular podcast under the same name. Ryan has rallied hundreds of thousands of people behind his brand which focuses specifically on manhood. Ryan is not only profitable but he’s growing rapidly. But more than that, Ryan is a loving husband, father, and as you’ll learn in today’s episode, a fantastic teacher of entrepreneurship.

                          1

                          So whether you’re a man or a woman, grab an axe and some whiskey because we’re about to chop your audience down to a tiny niche on today’s episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

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                          How To Become The Leader Everyone Wants But Few Have with Jon Gordon https://startupcamp.com/podcast/become-leader-everyone-wants-jon-gordon/ Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:37:57 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=26694 business,family The word “positive” has been hijacked and vandalized into every self-defined meaning under the sun. Because of its overuse and misuse, many people have no idea what real positivity is. Today’s guest is going to help restore the roots of positivity and teach us how to embrace this virtue in your business, your home, or your ministry.

                          Today’s guest is good friend and international bestselling author, Jon Gordon. We’re going to be discussing his new book called “The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World.

                          1

                          If you don’t know Jon, you should. He’s s not only sold millions of books but he’s also spent over a decade coaching some of the most powerful CEO’s and professional sports teams on the planet. Today, our conversation progresses and really opens up with useful wisdom as we dive deeper into the discussion.

                          So open your skull and set your mind on the table, because we’re about to give your brain a makeover of positivity in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          The word “positive” has been hijacked and vandalized into every self-defined meaning under the sun. Because of its overuse and misuse, many people have no idea what real positivity is. Today’s guest is going to help restore the roots of positivity and teach us how to embrace this virtue in your business, your home, or your ministry.

                          Today’s guest is good friend and international bestselling author, Jon Gordon. We’re going to be discussing his new book called “The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World.

                          1

                          If you don’t know Jon, you should. He’s s not only sold millions of books but he’s also spent over a decade coaching some of the most powerful CEO’s and professional sports teams on the planet. Today, our conversation progresses and really opens up with useful wisdom as we dive deeper into the discussion.

                          So open your skull and set your mind on the table, because we’re about to give your brain a makeover of positivity in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          The word “positive” has been hijacked and vandalized into every self-defined meaning under the sun. Because of its overuse and misuse, many people have no idea what real positivity is. Today’s guest is going to help restore the roots of positivity and teach us how to embrace this virtue in your business, your home, or your ministry.

                          Today’s guest is good friend and international bestselling author, Jon Gordon. We’re going to be discussing his new book called “The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World.

                          1

                          If you don’t know Jon, you should. He’s s not only sold millions of books but he’s also spent over a decade coaching some of the most powerful CEO’s and professional sports teams on the planet. Today, our conversation progresses and really opens up with useful wisdom as we dive deeper into the discussion.

                          So open your skull and set your mind on the table, because we’re about to give your brain a makeover of positivity in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          clean No no no 44:01 Dale Partridge
                          How To Escape Culture’s False Manhood And Become A Man with Mark Batterson https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-escape-cultures-false-manhood-and-become-a-man-with-mark-batterson/ Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:15:51 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=26488 business,family It’s pretty clear in today’s culture, masculinity is under attack, femininity is under attack, and there seems to be more and more confusion about gender roles when it comes to work, family, and lifestyle. In this episode, Mark Batterson and I attempt to redeem manhood by bringing clarity to the more traditional marks of a man.

                          For those of you who don’t know Mark, he’s the pastor of Washington DC’s largest church—just walking distance from the White House, Capitol Hill and the National Mall. Today, we’re going to be discussing his new book titled Play The Man: Becoming the Man God Created You To Be.

                          1

                          In our conversation, Mark and I discuss what it means to be a provider, a protector, and an honorable man to a women in today’s culture. But more than that, we discuss how to properly view gender roles and masculinity around passion, profession, and purpose.

                          Our discussion is helpful, it’s relevant, and it’s important. So grab your romantic novels, your new-age politics, and your flannel shirts and toss them in the fireplace because we’re going to show you what real manhood looks like on today’s episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          It’s pretty clear in today’s culture, masculinity is under attack, femininity is under attack, and there seems to be more and more confusion about gender roles when it comes to work, family, and lifestyle. In this episode, Mark Batterson and I attempt to redeem manhood by bringing clarity to the more traditional marks of a man.

                          For those of you who don’t know Mark, he’s the pastor of Washington DC’s largest church—just walking distance from the White House, Capitol Hill and the National Mall. Today, we’re going to be discussing his new book titled Play The Man: Becoming the Man God Created You To Be.

                          1

                          In our conversation, Mark and I discuss what it means to be a provider, a protector, and an honorable man to a women in today’s culture. But more than that, we discuss how to properly view gender roles and masculinity around passion, profession, and purpose.

                          Our discussion is helpful, it’s relevant, and it’s important. So grab your romantic novels, your new-age politics, and your flannel shirts and toss them in the fireplace because we’re going to show you what real manhood looks like on today’s episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          It’s pretty clear in today’s culture, masculinity is under attack, femininity is under attack, and there seems to be more and more confusion about gender roles when it comes to work, family, and lifestyle. In this episode, Mark Batterson and I attempt to redeem manhood by bringing clarity to the more traditional marks of a man.

                          For those of you who don’t know Mark, he’s the pastor of Washington DC’s largest church—just walking distance from the White House, Capitol Hill and the National Mall. Today, we’re going to be discussing his new book titled Play The Man: Becoming the Man God Created You To Be.

                          1

                          In our conversation, Mark and I discuss what it means to be a provider, a protector, and an honorable man to a women in today’s culture. But more than that, we discuss how to properly view gender roles and masculinity around passion, profession, and purpose.

                          Our discussion is helpful, it’s relevant, and it’s important. So grab your romantic novels, your new-age politics, and your flannel shirts and toss them in the fireplace because we’re going to show you what real manhood looks like on today’s episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          clean No no no 48:18 Dale Partridge
                          How To Prevent Shame From Prohibiting Your Potential with Dr. Kelly Flanagan https://startupcamp.com/podcast/prevent-shame-prohibiting-potential-dr-kelly-flanagan/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:15:24 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=26162 business,family Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable. In today’s show, we’re going to discuss the deep reasons behind human failure. We’re going to hammer at the chains we wear from the wounds we have, but most of all, we’re going to uncover the healing required to become the leaders we desire to be.

                          This episode’s guest is Dr. Kelly Flanagan. He’s a clinical psychologist, viral social media writer, and author of the new book Lovable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Embrace Your True Life. In our conversation, Kelly and I unearth what Kelly calls “the original wound” and how leaders can heal from the consequences it’s inflicted on our thinking, our behaviors, and our reality.

                          1

                          Our conversation is thought-provoking, it’s emotional and required for someone looking to lead in today’s world.

                          So grab yourself a mirror and a box of old photos because we’re going back to your past in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable. In today’s show, we’re going to discuss the deep reasons behind human failure. We’re going to hammer at the chains we wear from the wounds we have, but most of all, we’re going to uncover the healing required to become the leaders we desire to be.

                          This episode’s guest is Dr. Kelly Flanagan. He’s a clinical psychologist, viral social media writer, and author of the new book Lovable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Embrace Your True Life. In our conversation, Kelly and I unearth what Kelly calls “the original wound” and how leaders can heal from the consequences it’s inflicted on our thinking, our behaviors, and our reality.

                          1

                          Our conversation is thought-provoking, it’s emotional and required for someone looking to lead in today’s world.

                          So grab yourself a mirror and a box of old photos because we’re going back to your past in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable. In today’s show, we’re going to discuss the deep reasons behind human failure. We’re going to hammer at the chains we wear from the wounds we have, but most of all, we’re going to uncover the healing required to become the leaders we desire to be.

                          This episode’s guest is Dr. Kelly Flanagan. He’s a clinical psychologist, viral social media writer, and author of the new book Lovable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Embrace Your True Life. In our conversation, Kelly and I unearth what Kelly calls “the original wound” and how leaders can heal from the consequences it’s inflicted on our thinking, our behaviors, and our reality.

                          1

                          Our conversation is thought-provoking, it’s emotional and required for someone looking to lead in today’s world.

                          So grab yourself a mirror and a box of old photos because we’re going back to your past in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          How To Launch A Profitable Product with Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-launch-a-profitable-product-with-jeff-sheldon-of-ugmonk/ Mon, 29 May 2017 23:51:27 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=25900 business,family There is nothing more intimidating and stressful than launching a product for the first time. Today, we’re diving back into the brass tacks of business. I’ve invited back my good friend and fellow entrepreneur, Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk to share his wisdom how to successfully launch a profitable product.

                          I see it all the time, someone launches a new product or business, they announce it one time on their Instagram account, and hope the whole world clicks the link in their bio. Sadly, this strategy almost never works and often leaves new business owners discouraged on launch day.

                          1

                          In today’s episode, Jeff and I are going to share what we’ve learned about six-figure product launches. But more than that, we’re going to discuss how to leverage Kickstarter as a tool to supercharge your launch. The week of this episode’s recording, Jeff launched a new modular desk organizer for his company Ugmonk and has raised almost a quarter million dollars in less than two weeks.

                          Important Links

                          Our conversation is ultra practical, it provides evergreen steps on how to launch anything well, and it’s something every business owner should always be learning about. So grab your ideas and slap on some patience because we’ve got some brilliant, but slow concepts in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          There is nothing more intimidating and stressful than launching a product for the first time. Today, we’re diving back into the brass tacks of business. I’ve invited back my good friend and fellow entrepreneur, Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk to share his wisdom how to successfully launch a profitable product.

                          I see it all the time, someone launches a new product or business, they announce it one time on their Instagram account, and hope the whole world clicks the link in their bio. Sadly, this strategy almost never works and often leaves new business owners discouraged on launch day.

                          1

                          In today’s episode, Jeff and I are going to share what we’ve learned about six-figure product launches. But more than that, we’re going to discuss how to leverage Kickstarter as a tool to supercharge your launch. The week of this episode’s recording, Jeff launched a new modular desk organizer for his company Ugmonk and has raised almost a quarter million dollars in less than two weeks.

                          Important Links

                          Our conversation is ultra practical, it provides evergreen steps on how to launch anything well, and it’s something every business owner should always be learning about. So grab your ideas and slap on some patience because we’ve got some brilliant, but slow concepts in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          There is nothing more intimidating and stressful than launching a product for the first time. Today, we’re diving back into the brass tacks of business. I’ve invited back my good friend and fellow entrepreneur, Jeff Sheldon of Ugmonk to share his wisdom how to successfully launch a profitable product.

                          I see it all the time, someone launches a new product or business, they announce it one time on their Instagram account, and hope the whole world clicks the link in their bio. Sadly, this strategy almost never works and often leaves new business owners discouraged on launch day.

                          1

                          In today’s episode, Jeff and I are going to share what we’ve learned about six-figure product launches. But more than that, we’re going to discuss how to leverage Kickstarter as a tool to supercharge your launch. The week of this episode’s recording, Jeff launched a new modular desk organizer for his company Ugmonk and has raised almost a quarter million dollars in less than two weeks.

                          Important Links

                          Our conversation is ultra practical, it provides evergreen steps on how to launch anything well, and it’s something every business owner should always be learning about. So grab your ideas and slap on some patience because we’ve got some brilliant, but slow concepts in this episode of the StartupCamp.com Podcast.

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                          How To Sway Opinion On Controversial Topics With Shane Claiborne https://startupcamp.com/podcast/sway-opinion-controversial-topics-shane-claiborne/ Sun, 21 May 2017 15:45:49 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=25745 business,family You can be an entrepreneur without being a revolutionary. But you can’t start a revolution without being an entrepreneur. Today’s guest is a true revolution starter, a controversy master, and a man who has been able to rally millions behind his ideas, his beliefs, and his work.

                          My conversation today is with Shane Claiborne; an activist and doer of the heart. In this show, Shane shares his incredible story and logic on how to move people toward new ideas, back to old ideas, and how to challenge people’s thinking without being aggressive.

                          shane

                          For those of you who don’t know Shane, he is also the author of over 10 books, the personal protégé of Mother Teresa, a speaker on prominent stages, and a servant of war zones, poverty stricken countries, and causes which need a voice.

                          Our conversation is quite intriguing. We tackle the issues people discuss privately but stay quiet publicly. To be honest, it’s actually one of my favorite interviews of the year.

                          So put your opinions, your experiences, and your patterns aside because we’ve got a show that’s going to challenge your heart, your mind, and your soul right now.

                          This Episode’s Sponsor

                          Are you hiring? Do you know where to post your job to find the best candidates? Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by Fortune 100 companies and thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. Right now, my listeners can post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/camp.

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                          You can be an entrepreneur without being a revolutionary. But you can’t start a revolution without being an entrepreneur. Today’s guest is a true revolution starter, a controversy master, and a man who has been able to rally millions behind his ideas, his beliefs, and his work.

                          My conversation today is with Shane Claiborne; an activist and doer of the heart. In this show, Shane shares his incredible story and logic on how to move people toward new ideas, back to old ideas, and how to challenge people’s thinking without being aggressive.

                          shane

                          For those of you who don’t know Shane, he is also the author of over 10 books, the personal protégé of Mother Teresa, a speaker on prominent stages, and a servant of war zones, poverty stricken countries, and causes which need a voice.

                          Our conversation is quite intriguing. We tackle the issues people discuss privately but stay quiet publicly. To be honest, it’s actually one of my favorite interviews of the year.

                          So put your opinions, your experiences, and your patterns aside because we’ve got a show that’s going to challenge your heart, your mind, and your soul right now.

                          This Episode’s Sponsor

                          Are you hiring? Do you know where to post your job to find the best candidates? Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by Fortune 100 companies and thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. Right now, my listeners can post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/camp.

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                          You can be an entrepreneur without being a revolutionary. But you can’t start a revolution without being an entrepreneur. Today’s guest is a true revolution starter, a controversy master, and a man who has been able to rally millions behind his ideas, his beliefs, and his work.

                          My conversation today is with Shane Claiborne; an activist and doer of the heart. In this show, Shane shares his incredible story and logic on how to move people toward new ideas, back to old ideas, and how to challenge people’s thinking without being aggressive.

                          shane

                          For those of you who don’t know Shane, he is also the author of over 10 books, the personal protégé of Mother Teresa, a speaker on prominent stages, and a servant of war zones, poverty stricken countries, and causes which need a voice.

                          Our conversation is quite intriguing. We tackle the issues people discuss privately but stay quiet publicly. To be honest, it’s actually one of my favorite interviews of the year.

                          So put your opinions, your experiences, and your patterns aside because we’ve got a show that’s going to challenge your heart, your mind, and your soul right now.

                          This Episode’s Sponsor

                          Are you hiring? Do you know where to post your job to find the best candidates? Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by Fortune 100 companies and thousands of small and medium-sized businesses. Right now, my listeners can post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/camp.

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                          How Women Can Help Men Steal Back Their Masculinity with John Eldredge https://startupcamp.com/podcast/women-can-help-men-steal-back-masculinity-john-eldredge/ Fri, 12 May 2017 20:26:52 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=25564 business,family Today’s culture has emasculated masculinity. We’re seeing it in the new practices of parenting all the way to the structure of modern marriages. But more than that, it’s changing the confidence, the drive, and the leadership capability of men around the world. Today’s guest helps both men and women navigate this new territory with both wisdom and science.

                          John Eldredge, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wild At Heart, joins us and shares his decades of research on how men can be better leaders and how women can be stronger supporters by embracing the natural man.

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                          Furthermore, let’s not be naive about how this issue is affecting men’s ability to build a thriving business and maintain healthy relationships with those around them. In our conversation, we’re going to discuss what makes men tick, what makes them grow, and what allows men to win not only in business but in life.

                          Our conversation is technical, it’s controversial, and it’s powerful. So men, grab your pipe, grab your pint, and grab your cross because we’re going to man up against society’s message in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          Was this interview helpful? Do you have anything to add to the conversation? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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                          Today’s culture has emasculated masculinity. We’re seeing it in the new practices of parenting all the way to the structure of modern marriages. But more than that, it’s changing the confidence, the drive, and the leadership capability of men around the world. Today’s guest helps both men and women navigate this new territory with both wisdom and science.

                          John Eldredge, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wild At Heart, joins us and shares his decades of research on how men can be better leaders and how women can be stronger supporters by embracing the natural man.

                          2

                          Furthermore, let’s not be naive about how this issue is affecting men’s ability to build a thriving business and maintain healthy relationships with those around them. In our conversation, we’re going to discuss what makes men tick, what makes them grow, and what allows men to win not only in business but in life.

                          Our conversation is technical, it’s controversial, and it’s powerful. So men, grab your pipe, grab your pint, and grab your cross because we’re going to man up against society’s message in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          Was this interview helpful? Do you have anything to add to the conversation? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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                          Today’s culture has emasculated masculinity. We’re seeing it in the new practices of parenting all the way to the structure of modern marriages. But more than that, it’s changing the confidence, the drive, and the leadership capability of men around the world. Today’s guest helps both men and women navigate this new territory with both wisdom and science.

                          John Eldredge, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wild At Heart, joins us and shares his decades of research on how men can be better leaders and how women can be stronger supporters by embracing the natural man.

                          2

                          Furthermore, let’s not be naive about how this issue is affecting men’s ability to build a thriving business and maintain healthy relationships with those around them. In our conversation, we’re going to discuss what makes men tick, what makes them grow, and what allows men to win not only in business but in life.

                          Our conversation is technical, it’s controversial, and it’s powerful. So men, grab your pipe, grab your pint, and grab your cross because we’re going to man up against society’s message in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          Was this interview helpful? Do you have anything to add to the conversation? If so, let me know in the comments below.

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                          The Basics Of Making Your Business Beautiful With Jasmine Star https://startupcamp.com/podcast/basics-making-business-beautiful-jasmine-star/ Fri, 05 May 2017 17:36:15 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=25399 business,family Whether you like it or not, you have a brand. Furthermore, you don’t get to define it. Because your brand isn’t what you say it is, it’s what they say it is. Today’s guest shares her relatable story of dropping out of college to becoming one of the most successful photographers in America.

                          Jasmine Star is an award-winning wedding photographer and wildly successful entrepreneur. In today’s conversation, she shares her story and what beautiful design, wise story-telling, and smart branding can do to amplify your business, blog, or dream.

                          2

                          But this isn’t your ordinary conversation about design. Jasmine and I dive deep into the heart and strategy behind good design, how the average person can use design to grow their platform, and what role beauty plays in our success as leaders.

                          Our conversation is fast-paced, rich, and it’s entertaining.

                          So grab your Pinterest personality, your best bottle of wine, and put a pencil behind your ear because we’ve got an artistic marathon for your listening ears.

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                          Whether you like it or not, you have a brand. Furthermore, you don’t get to define it. Because your brand isn’t what you say it is, it’s what they say it is. Today’s guest shares her relatable story of dropping out of college to becoming one of the most successful photographers in America.

                          Jasmine Star is an award-winning wedding photographer and wildly successful entrepreneur. In today’s conversation, she shares her story and what beautiful design, wise story-telling, and smart branding can do to amplify your business, blog, or dream.

                          2

                          But this isn’t your ordinary conversation about design. Jasmine and I dive deep into the heart and strategy behind good design, how the average person can use design to grow their platform, and what role beauty plays in our success as leaders.

                          Our conversation is fast-paced, rich, and it’s entertaining.

                          So grab your Pinterest personality, your best bottle of wine, and put a pencil behind your ear because we’ve got an artistic marathon for your listening ears.

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                          Whether you like it or not, you have a brand. Furthermore, you don’t get to define it. Because your brand isn’t what you say it is, it’s what they say it is. Today’s guest shares her relatable story of dropping out of college to becoming one of the most successful photographers in America.

                          Jasmine Star is an award-winning wedding photographer and wildly successful entrepreneur. In today’s conversation, she shares her story and what beautiful design, wise story-telling, and smart branding can do to amplify your business, blog, or dream.

                          2

                          But this isn’t your ordinary conversation about design. Jasmine and I dive deep into the heart and strategy behind good design, how the average person can use design to grow their platform, and what role beauty plays in our success as leaders.

                          Our conversation is fast-paced, rich, and it’s entertaining.

                          So grab your Pinterest personality, your best bottle of wine, and put a pencil behind your ear because we’ve got an artistic marathon for your listening ears.

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                          How To Love Your Profession While Respecting Your Priorities with Carrie Wilkerson https://startupcamp.com/podcast/love-profession-respecting-priorities-carrie-wilkerson/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:55:42 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=25241 business,family Over the years I’ve learned that true calling doesn’t compromise. Today’s guest drops a truth bomb on the ladies. However, she helps our male listeners help the ladies keep their priorities straight.

                          We live in a time where the world tells women that the “more important” work is outside of the home. In this episode, Carrie Wilkerson talks to us about building a healthy business inside the home.

                          2

                          Carrie is an expert on work-from-home businesses and has been featured on the Dave Ramsey Show, shared the stage with Zig Ziglar, and is the bestselling author of Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide For Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom.

                          Carrie runs an incredibly successful business from home with her husband and four children. And in today’s conversation, she shares how home-based entrepreneurs can make a solid income without compromising their marriage, their family, and their values.

                          If this show was useful to you let us know. Or, if you have anything to add to the conversation tell us about it in the comments below.

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                          Over the years I’ve learned that true calling doesn’t compromise. Today’s guest drops a truth bomb on the ladies. However, she helps our male listeners help the ladies keep their priorities straight.

                          We live in a time where the world tells women that the “more important” work is outside of the home. In this episode, Carrie Wilkerson talks to us about building a healthy business inside the home.

                          2

                          Carrie is an expert on work-from-home businesses and has been featured on the Dave Ramsey Show, shared the stage with Zig Ziglar, and is the bestselling author of Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide For Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom.

                          Carrie runs an incredibly successful business from home with her husband and four children. And in today’s conversation, she shares how home-based entrepreneurs can make a solid income without compromising their marriage, their family, and their values.

                          If this show was useful to you let us know. Or, if you have anything to add to the conversation tell us about it in the comments below.

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                          Over the years I’ve learned that true calling doesn’t compromise. Today’s guest drops a truth bomb on the ladies. However, she helps our male listeners help the ladies keep their priorities straight.

                          We live in a time where the world tells women that the “more important” work is outside of the home. In this episode, Carrie Wilkerson talks to us about building a healthy business inside the home.

                          2

                          Carrie is an expert on work-from-home businesses and has been featured on the Dave Ramsey Show, shared the stage with Zig Ziglar, and is the bestselling author of Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide For Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom.

                          Carrie runs an incredibly successful business from home with her husband and four children. And in today’s conversation, she shares how home-based entrepreneurs can make a solid income without compromising their marriage, their family, and their values.

                          If this show was useful to you let us know. Or, if you have anything to add to the conversation tell us about it in the comments below.

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                          How To Be Creative And Create A Realistic Income with Jeff Goins https://startupcamp.com/podcast/creative-create-realistic-income-jeff-goins/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:23:53 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=24943 business,family Creative folks get ready because today’s show is packed with tips, tricks, and healthy thinking to help you maintain the money game while thriving in what you love to do.

                          With us today, is good friend, best-selling author, and highly successful entrepreneur Jeff Goins. If you’re a loyal listener of the StartupCamp Podcast, you may have heard the interview we did with him last year on the topic of effective writing. But today, we’re going to be discussing his newest book: Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

                          jeff

                          In our conversation, Jeff completely destroys the common myths we believe about creatives, their perspective on work, and how to be successful as an artist. But together, we go deeper than tactics and discuss how to improve the personality, the character, and the drivers required to thrive as a creative professional in today’s marketplace.

                          Our show is hyper-practical, it’s intelligently emotional, and it’s exactly what many creatives need to hear.

                          If this show was useful to you let us know. Or, if you have anything to add to the conversation tell us about it in the comments below.

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                          Creative folks get ready because today’s show is packed with tips, tricks, and healthy thinking to help you maintain the money game while thriving in what you love to do.

                          With us today, is good friend, best-selling author, and highly successful entrepreneur Jeff Goins. If you’re a loyal listener of the StartupCamp Podcast, you may have heard the interview we did with him last year on the topic of effective writing. But today, we’re going to be discussing his newest book: Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

                          jeff

                          In our conversation, Jeff completely destroys the common myths we believe about creatives, their perspective on work, and how to be successful as an artist. But together, we go deeper than tactics and discuss how to improve the personality, the character, and the drivers required to thrive as a creative professional in today’s marketplace.

                          Our show is hyper-practical, it’s intelligently emotional, and it’s exactly what many creatives need to hear.

                          If this show was useful to you let us know. Or, if you have anything to add to the conversation tell us about it in the comments below.

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                          Creative folks get ready because today’s show is packed with tips, tricks, and healthy thinking to help you maintain the money game while thriving in what you love to do.

                          With us today, is good friend, best-selling author, and highly successful entrepreneur Jeff Goins. If you’re a loyal listener of the StartupCamp Podcast, you may have heard the interview we did with him last year on the topic of effective writing. But today, we’re going to be discussing his newest book: Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age

                          jeff

                          In our conversation, Jeff completely destroys the common myths we believe about creatives, their perspective on work, and how to be successful as an artist. But together, we go deeper than tactics and discuss how to improve the personality, the character, and the drivers required to thrive as a creative professional in today’s marketplace.

                          Our show is hyper-practical, it’s intelligently emotional, and it’s exactly what many creatives need to hear.

                          If this show was useful to you let us know. Or, if you have anything to add to the conversation tell us about it in the comments below.

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                          clean No no no 48:33 Dale Partridge
                          How To Make Quick, Wise, and Safe Decisions With Craig Groeschel https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-make-quick-wise-and-safe-decisions/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 05:01:42 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=24646 business,family Our lives are simply made up of the quality of our decisions. Today’s guest believes we can learn to choose well if we just understand the anatomy of decision making. Together, we attack immaturity and shine a light on what leadership truly looks like.

                          On this episode, leadership master and renowned pastor Craig Groeschel tells us about his new book on how to make wise, calculated decisions. We uncover fascinating topics like decision fatigue and habitual drivers to the unhealthy relationships we develop with our past mistakes. As you’ll see in our conversation, his life has forced him to put together an effective framework for making smart, timely, and results-based decisions.

                          01

                          If you haven’t heard of Craig, he operates Life Church (which is currently the largest church in America with over 26 locations in eight states). He’s also the author of ten books and speaker to some of the most prominent stages in our world.

                          But more than that, Craig is a leader with integrity, a family man with six children, and a husband to a cherished wife.

                          Our conversation has authority, it has power, and it has persuasion. So get our your notebooks folks, we’ve got a deep show you won’t want to miss.

                          Thoughts? Was this interview helpful? What’s allowed you to make good decisions? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Our lives are simply made up of the quality of our decisions. Today’s guest believes we can learn to choose well if we just understand the anatomy of decision making. Together, we attack immaturity and shine a light on what leadership truly looks like.

                          On this episode, leadership master and renowned pastor Craig Groeschel tells us about his new book on how to make wise, calculated decisions. We uncover fascinating topics like decision fatigue and habitual drivers to the unhealthy relationships we develop with our past mistakes. As you’ll see in our conversation, his life has forced him to put together an effective framework for making smart, timely, and results-based decisions.

                          01

                          If you haven’t heard of Craig, he operates Life Church (which is currently the largest church in America with over 26 locations in eight states). He’s also the author of ten books and speaker to some of the most prominent stages in our world.

                          But more than that, Craig is a leader with integrity, a family man with six children, and a husband to a cherished wife.

                          Our conversation has authority, it has power, and it has persuasion. So get our your notebooks folks, we’ve got a deep show you won’t want to miss.

                          Thoughts? Was this interview helpful? What’s allowed you to make good decisions? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Our lives are simply made up of the quality of our decisions. Today’s guest believes we can learn to choose well if we just understand the anatomy of decision making. Together, we attack immaturity and shine a light on what leadership truly looks like.

                          On this episode, leadership master and renowned pastor Craig Groeschel tells us about his new book on how to make wise, calculated decisions. We uncover fascinating topics like decision fatigue and habitual drivers to the unhealthy relationships we develop with our past mistakes. As you’ll see in our conversation, his life has forced him to put together an effective framework for making smart, timely, and results-based decisions.

                          01

                          If you haven’t heard of Craig, he operates Life Church (which is currently the largest church in America with over 26 locations in eight states). He’s also the author of ten books and speaker to some of the most prominent stages in our world.

                          But more than that, Craig is a leader with integrity, a family man with six children, and a husband to a cherished wife.

                          Our conversation has authority, it has power, and it has persuasion. So get our your notebooks folks, we’ve got a deep show you won’t want to miss.

                          Thoughts? Was this interview helpful? What’s allowed you to make good decisions? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Know If You’re An Emotional Infant Or Mature Adult with Pete Scazzero https://startupcamp.com/podcast/know-youre-emotional-infant-mature-adult-pete-scazzero/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:08:25 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=24505 business,family The biggest threat to our world isn’t uneducated leaders, it’s immature leaders. Today’s guest shares how you can identify your own emotional maturity and safeguard against the brokenness that could be holding you back.

                          Pete Scazzero believes you can only be as successful as you are emotionally mature. Meaning you can’t disconnect the relationship between influence and wealth building and your ability to control your emotions, make wise decisions, and maintain a healthy mental perspective on life.

                          1

                          Personally, Pete is one of my favorite authors and he’s also someone I look to for direction on building character strong enough to lead my family, my followers, and my dreams.

                          Today, we’re discussing Pete’s new book The Emotionally Healthy Leader where he teaches people how to go from emotional infants to thriving, mature adults. But more than that, he shares fascinating stories and strategic steps on how to become more aware of our own emotional state.

                          Our conversation is deep, it’s useful, and it’s one that will cause you to evaluate your story, your maturity, and your leadership ability. I hope you enjoy it.

                          Was this episode helpful? What has helped you grow emotionally? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          The biggest threat to our world isn’t uneducated leaders, it’s immature leaders. Today’s guest shares how you can identify your own emotional maturity and safeguard against the brokenness that could be holding you back.

                          Pete Scazzero believes you can only be as successful as you are emotionally mature. Meaning you can’t disconnect the relationship between influence and wealth building and your ability to control your emotions, make wise decisions, and maintain a healthy mental perspective on life.

                          1

                          Personally, Pete is one of my favorite authors and he’s also someone I look to for direction on building character strong enough to lead my family, my followers, and my dreams.

                          Today, we’re discussing Pete’s new book The Emotionally Healthy Leader where he teaches people how to go from emotional infants to thriving, mature adults. But more than that, he shares fascinating stories and strategic steps on how to become more aware of our own emotional state.

                          Our conversation is deep, it’s useful, and it’s one that will cause you to evaluate your story, your maturity, and your leadership ability. I hope you enjoy it.

                          Was this episode helpful? What has helped you grow emotionally? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          The biggest threat to our world isn’t uneducated leaders, it’s immature leaders. Today’s guest shares how you can identify your own emotional maturity and safeguard against the brokenness that could be holding you back.

                          Pete Scazzero believes you can only be as successful as you are emotionally mature. Meaning you can’t disconnect the relationship between influence and wealth building and your ability to control your emotions, make wise decisions, and maintain a healthy mental perspective on life.

                          1

                          Personally, Pete is one of my favorite authors and he’s also someone I look to for direction on building character strong enough to lead my family, my followers, and my dreams.

                          Today, we’re discussing Pete’s new book The Emotionally Healthy Leader where he teaches people how to go from emotional infants to thriving, mature adults. But more than that, he shares fascinating stories and strategic steps on how to become more aware of our own emotional state.

                          Our conversation is deep, it’s useful, and it’s one that will cause you to evaluate your story, your maturity, and your leadership ability. I hope you enjoy it.

                          Was this episode helpful? What has helped you grow emotionally? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          clean No no no 48:07 Dale Partridge
                          How To Finally Be Comfortable With Who You Are with Rebekah Lyons https://startupcamp.com/podcast/finally-comfortable-rebekah-lyons/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:13:23 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=24119 business,family One of my favorite quotes is, “Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”

                          I think many of us lose our identity in our accomplishments, our work, our pursuits, our credentials, or our talents. But when those things are stripped away or even taken from us, we often lose the confidence in our intrinsic value.

                          Today’s guest is my friend Rebekah Lyons and author of the new book, “Your Are Free: Be Who You Already Are”. In this new release, she teaches people how to deny the lie so many of us believe: The lie that our worth is what others think of us. The lie that causes us to compare and strive and exist mostly for the approval of others.

                          11

                          In our conversation, Rebekah and I dive deep into the practices and tactics to realign your value, to heal yourself from brokenness that inhibits your ability to lead, and to find clarity on what truly matters more than work, career, or accomplishments.

                          So put on a helmet and put down your shield because we’ve got some hard truths we need to bump into in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          Was this episode helpful? Do you struggle with finding value in yourself as you lead others? What’s worked for you? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          One of my favorite quotes is, “Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”

                          I think many of us lose our identity in our accomplishments, our work, our pursuits, our credentials, or our talents. But when those things are stripped away or even taken from us, we often lose the confidence in our intrinsic value.

                          Today’s guest is my friend Rebekah Lyons and author of the new book, “Your Are Free: Be Who You Already Are”. In this new release, she teaches people how to deny the lie so many of us believe: The lie that our worth is what others think of us. The lie that causes us to compare and strive and exist mostly for the approval of others.

                          11

                          In our conversation, Rebekah and I dive deep into the practices and tactics to realign your value, to heal yourself from brokenness that inhibits your ability to lead, and to find clarity on what truly matters more than work, career, or accomplishments.

                          So put on a helmet and put down your shield because we’ve got some hard truths we need to bump into in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          Was this episode helpful? Do you struggle with finding value in yourself as you lead others? What’s worked for you? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          One of my favorite quotes is, “Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”

                          I think many of us lose our identity in our accomplishments, our work, our pursuits, our credentials, or our talents. But when those things are stripped away or even taken from us, we often lose the confidence in our intrinsic value.

                          Today’s guest is my friend Rebekah Lyons and author of the new book, “Your Are Free: Be Who You Already Are”. In this new release, she teaches people how to deny the lie so many of us believe: The lie that our worth is what others think of us. The lie that causes us to compare and strive and exist mostly for the approval of others.

                          11

                          In our conversation, Rebekah and I dive deep into the practices and tactics to realign your value, to heal yourself from brokenness that inhibits your ability to lead, and to find clarity on what truly matters more than work, career, or accomplishments.

                          So put on a helmet and put down your shield because we’ve got some hard truths we need to bump into in this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast.

                          Was this episode helpful? Do you struggle with finding value in yourself as you lead others? What’s worked for you? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          clean No no no 48:51 Dale Partridge
                          How Taking A Huge Risk Might Save Your Entire Life with Jeremy Courtney https://startupcamp.com/podcast/taking-huge-risk-might-save-entire-life-jeremy-courtney/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:52:08 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=23875 business,family Has fear ever stopped you from moving toward something you felt called to? Have the costs been too high for you to take a “leap of faith”? Or what about your emotions? Do you allow your feelings about a certain direction dictate your decisions? In this episode, we learn what it takes to find our greatest life behind our biggest risk.

                          Today’s guest is a man who jumped into the deep end of his heart and followed an extraordinary call for his life. Jeremy Courtney is the founder of Preemptive Love. An organization that’s digging through the war rubble in Iraq and Syria in search of hope—and they are finding it everywhere.

                          11

                          Jeremy’s organization is bringing peace, feeding the hungry, loving the outcast, caring for their enemies, and walking into places that most people run from.

                          In our conversation, Jeremy and I have a soft and almost somber conversation around his journey to this work, his story along the way, and the realities of starting and operating an effective non-profit.

                          Our conversation is real, it’s important, and it should cause you to evaluate your perspective. So roll up your sleeves and fight for your emotions because we’re going to wage a war on your heart, right now.

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                          Has fear ever stopped you from moving toward something you felt called to? Have the costs been too high for you to take a “leap of faith”? Or what about your emotions? Do you allow your feelings about a certain direction dictate your decisions? In this episode, we learn what it takes to find our greatest life behind our biggest risk.

                          Today’s guest is a man who jumped into the deep end of his heart and followed an extraordinary call for his life. Jeremy Courtney is the founder of Preemptive Love. An organization that’s digging through the war rubble in Iraq and Syria in search of hope—and they are finding it everywhere.

                          11

                          Jeremy’s organization is bringing peace, feeding the hungry, loving the outcast, caring for their enemies, and walking into places that most people run from.

                          In our conversation, Jeremy and I have a soft and almost somber conversation around his journey to this work, his story along the way, and the realities of starting and operating an effective non-profit.

                          Our conversation is real, it’s important, and it should cause you to evaluate your perspective. So roll up your sleeves and fight for your emotions because we’re going to wage a war on your heart, right now.

                          ]]>
                          Has fear ever stopped you from moving toward something you felt called to? Have the costs been too high for you to take a “leap of faith”? Or what about your emotions? Do you allow your feelings about a certain direction dictate your decisions? In this episode, we learn what it takes to find our greatest life behind our biggest risk.

                          Today’s guest is a man who jumped into the deep end of his heart and followed an extraordinary call for his life. Jeremy Courtney is the founder of Preemptive Love. An organization that’s digging through the war rubble in Iraq and Syria in search of hope—and they are finding it everywhere.

                          11

                          Jeremy’s organization is bringing peace, feeding the hungry, loving the outcast, caring for their enemies, and walking into places that most people run from.

                          In our conversation, Jeremy and I have a soft and almost somber conversation around his journey to this work, his story along the way, and the realities of starting and operating an effective non-profit.

                          Our conversation is real, it’s important, and it should cause you to evaluate your perspective. So roll up your sleeves and fight for your emotions because we’re going to wage a war on your heart, right now.

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                          clean No no no 49:12 Dale Partridge
                          How To Earn A Realistic Salary As A Writer With Jonathan Merritt https://startupcamp.com/podcast/earn-realistic-salary-writer/ Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:28:15 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=23417 business,family Last year, I produced over a million dollars with my writing. But not how you would think… For me, my writing is the heart of why people follow me. It’s the initial touchpoint that drives them to buy my products, pay for my consultation, and request me to speak. In other words, my writing is the front door to my brand and my business, and it should be the same for you.

                          Interestingly, I never thought I was going to be a writer. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy the act of writing. However, I love the result. The ability to transfer ideas, opinions, truth, and insight from my brain to others is likely the most fulfilling thing I do.

                          And today, I get to share how I got there.

                          In this episode, I have a special guest for you. Not only is he my personal writing coach and friend, but our conversation makes the hall of fame for this podcast. To catch the immense quantity of wisdom, lessons, and quotes you’ll want to listen to our conversation again and again.

                          Jonathan Merritt is a professional writer, he’s a columnist for the Atlantic, the author of many books, and a New York Times Bestselling ghost writer. Today, he is going to share his tricks and tips from his highly acclaimed writing program Write Brilliant in an effort to propel your writing to the next level.

                          1

                          Powerful Quotes From This Episode

                          • “Great writers write from a place of confidence, not certainty.”
                          • “Being a writer isn’t taught, it’s caught… like a disease you want to catch.”
                          • “As you shape your writing, your writing is shaping you.”
                          • “As a writer you’re either in the lighting business or the heating business.” (listen to hear the concept explained)
                          • “70% of American’s say they have a book inside of them.”
                          • “Sadly, most people go to the grave with the song still in them.”
                          • “Writers will fail under the paralysis of perfectionism.”
                          • “A good writer a reader of good books.”
                          • “Writing can be an isolating act, but it’s best done in community.”
                          • “Good writers write to their readers, not their critics.”
                          • “Let’s not call it writer’s block, let’s call it ‘stuck.'”

                          After listening to our conversation, I would love to hear your feedback. What stood out to you? Were you motivated to take your writing more seriously? Were you encouraged to speak up in a world who needs your voice? If so, tell me about it in the comments below.

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                          Last year, I produced over a million dollars with my writing. But not how you would think… For me, my writing is the heart of why people follow me. It’s the initial touchpoint that drives them to buy my products, pay for my consultation, and request me to speak. In other words, my writing is the front door to my brand and my business, and it should be the same for you.

                          Interestingly, I never thought I was going to be a writer. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy the act of writing. However, I love the result. The ability to transfer ideas, opinions, truth, and insight from my brain to others is likely the most fulfilling thing I do.

                          And today, I get to share how I got there.

                          In this episode, I have a special guest for you. Not only is he my personal writing coach and friend, but our conversation makes the hall of fame for this podcast. To catch the immense quantity of wisdom, lessons, and quotes you’ll want to listen to our conversation again and again.

                          Jonathan Merritt is a professional writer, he’s a columnist for the Atlantic, the author of many books, and a New York Times Bestselling ghost writer. Today, he is going to share his tricks and tips from his highly acclaimed writing program Write Brilliant in an effort to propel your writing to the next level.

                          1

                          Powerful Quotes From This Episode

                          • “Great writers write from a place of confidence, not certainty.”
                          • “Being a writer isn’t taught, it’s caught… like a disease you want to catch.”
                          • “As you shape your writing, your writing is shaping you.”
                          • “As a writer you’re either in the lighting business or the heating business.” (listen to hear the concept explained)
                          • “70% of American’s say they have a book inside of them.”
                          • “Sadly, most people go to the grave with the song still in them.”
                          • “Writers will fail under the paralysis of perfectionism.”
                          • “A good writer a reader of good books.”
                          • “Writing can be an isolating act, but it’s best done in community.”
                          • “Good writers write to their readers, not their critics.”
                          • “Let’s not call it writer’s block, let’s call it ‘stuck.'”

                          After listening to our conversation, I would love to hear your feedback. What stood out to you? Were you motivated to t]]> Last year, I produced over a million dollars with my writing. But not how you would think… For me, my writing is the heart of why people follow me. It’s the initial touchpoint that drives them to buy my products, pay for my consultation, and request me to speak. In other words, my writing is the front door to my brand and my business, and it should be the same for you.

                          Interestingly, I never thought I was going to be a writer. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy the act of writing. However, I love the result. The ability to transfer ideas, opinions, truth, and insight from my brain to others is likely the most fulfilling thing I do.

                          And today, I get to share how I got there.

                          In this episode, I have a special guest for you. Not only is he my personal writing coach and friend, but our conversation makes the hall of fame for this podcast. To catch the immense quantity of wisdom, lessons, and quotes you’ll want to listen to our conversation again and again.

                          Jonathan Merritt is a professional writer, he’s a columnist for the Atlantic, the author of many books, and a New York Times Bestselling ghost writer. Today, he is going to share his tricks and tips from his highly acclaimed writing program Write Brilliant in an effort to propel your writing to the next level.

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                          Powerful Quotes From This Episode

                          • “Great writers write from a place of confidence, not certainty.”
                          • “Being a writer isn’t taught, it’s caught… like a disease you want to catch.”
                          • “As you shape your writing, your writing is shaping you.”
                          • “As a writer you’re either in the lighting business or the heating business.” (listen to hear the concept explained)
                          • “70% of American’s say they have a book inside of them.”
                          • “Sadly, most people go to the grave with the song still in them.”
                          • “Writers will fail under the paralysis of perfectionism.”
                          • “A good writer a reader of good books.”
                          • “Writing can be an isolating act, but it’s best done in community.”
                          • “Good writers write to their readers, not their critics.”
                          • “Let’s not call it writer’s block, let’s call it ‘stuck.'”

                          After listening to our conversation, I would love to hear your feedback. What stood out to you? Were you motivated to t]]> clean No no no 0:00 Dale Partridge 4 Ways To Build Beauty AND Brains Into Your Brand With Emily Ley https://startupcamp.com/podcast/4-ways-build-beauty-brains-brand-emily-ley/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:35:03 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=23259 business,family Most startup’s either have a beautiful site that doesn’t function or a functional site that’s isn’t beautiful. Today’s guest shares what it takes to have both, keep both, and grow both.

                          This episode revolves around a young woman who has created one of the cleanest, most creative, and compelling brands I’ve ever seen. Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner which sells online and in over 500 stores including Anthropologie and has been featured in Forbes, HGTV, USA TODAY, Glamour, Better Homes And Gardens, and more.

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                          In today’s episode, Emily and I discuss the four ways to build beauty and brains into your brand. We cover everything from brand theory and the art of consistency to the effective use of white space and the role visuals play in making sales.

                          Our conversation is useful for any business owner looking to tighten up, brighten up, or just organize their customer’s experience with their company.

                          If this interview was helpful, let us know what stood out by leaving me a comment below.

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                          This episode revolves around a young woman who has created one of the cleanest, most creative, and compelling brands I’ve ever seen. Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner which sells online and in over 500 stores including Anthropologie and has been featured in Forbes, HGTV, USA TODAY, Glamour, Better Homes And Gardens, and more.

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                          In today’s episode, Emily and I discuss the four ways to build beauty and brains into your brand. We cover everything from brand theory and the art of consistency to the effective use of white space and the role visuals play in making sales.

                          Our conversation is useful for any business owner looking to tighten up, brighten up, or just organize their customer’s experience with their company.

                          If this interview was helpful, let us know what stood out by leaving me a comment below.

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                          Most startup’s either have a beautiful site that doesn’t function or a functional site that’s isn’t beautiful. Today’s guest shares what it takes to have both, keep both, and grow both.

                          This episode revolves around a young woman who has created one of the cleanest, most creative, and compelling brands I’ve ever seen. Emily Ley is the creator of the Simplified Planner which sells online and in over 500 stores including Anthropologie and has been featured in Forbes, HGTV, USA TODAY, Glamour, Better Homes And Gardens, and more.

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                          In today’s episode, Emily and I discuss the four ways to build beauty and brains into your brand. We cover everything from brand theory and the art of consistency to the effective use of white space and the role visuals play in making sales.

                          Our conversation is useful for any business owner looking to tighten up, brighten up, or just organize their customer’s experience with their company.

                          If this interview was helpful, let us know what stood out by leaving me a comment below.

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                          How To Kill Comparison And Enjoy Who You Are With Lara Casey https://startupcamp.com/podcast/kill-comparison-enjoy-lara-casey/ Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:59:47 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=22733 business,family Are you overwhelmed with measuring up to your social media feed? Do you struggle with comparison and creative envy? Or what about understanding and embracing your own uniqueness, or purpose, or calling? Today’s guest brings some powerful principles that will help you kill comparison and find intrinsic value in both who you are and where you are.

                          Lara Casey is the author of the wildly popular book: Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. Her words share not only her fascinating story of overcoming a season of darkness but hyper-practical ways to correct our thinking and find meaning in the journey, career, calling, and influence we’ve been given.

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                          Lara is also the founder of CultivateWhatMatters.com (which is probably the most colorful website on the internet). A place where you’ll find beautifully designed productivity tools to help you achieve what truly matters in life.

                          For me, our conversation was refreshing. Lara’s outlook on the balance of life and business made me feel as if she really understands both the struggle and the solution to living and loving our lives well.

                          After listening to this episode, please let me know what stood out to you—or maybe share something that might help someone else. Your words matter. And I would love to hear them in the comments below.

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                          Are you overwhelmed with measuring up to your social media feed? Do you struggle with comparison and creative envy? Or what about understanding and embracing your own uniqueness, or purpose, or calling? Today’s guest brings some powerful principles that will help you kill comparison and find intrinsic value in both who you are and where you are.

                          Lara Casey is the author of the wildly popular book: Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. Her words share not only her fascinating story of overcoming a season of darkness but hyper-practical ways to correct our thinking and find meaning in the journey, career, calling, and influence we’ve been given.

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                          Lara is also the founder of CultivateWhatMatters.com (which is probably the most colorful website on the internet). A place where you’ll find beautifully designed productivity tools to help you achieve what truly matters in life.

                          For me, our conversation was refreshing. Lara’s outlook on the balance of life and business made me feel as if she really understands both the struggle and the solution to living and loving our lives well.

                          After listening to this episode, please let me know what stood out to you—or maybe share something that might help someone else. Your words matter. And I would love to hear them in the comments below.

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                          Are you overwhelmed with measuring up to your social media feed? Do you struggle with comparison and creative envy? Or what about understanding and embracing your own uniqueness, or purpose, or calling? Today’s guest brings some powerful principles that will help you kill comparison and find intrinsic value in both who you are and where you are.

                          Lara Casey is the author of the wildly popular book: Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. Her words share not only her fascinating story of overcoming a season of darkness but hyper-practical ways to correct our thinking and find meaning in the journey, career, calling, and influence we’ve been given.

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                          Lara is also the founder of CultivateWhatMatters.com (which is probably the most colorful website on the internet). A place where you’ll find beautifully designed productivity tools to help you achieve what truly matters in life.

                          For me, our conversation was refreshing. Lara’s outlook on the balance of life and business made me feel as if she really understands both the struggle and the solution to living and loving our lives well.

                          After listening to this episode, please let me know what stood out to you—or maybe share something that might help someone else. Your words matter. And I would love to hear them in the comments below.

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                          How To Retire When You’re 45, Not 65 with Chris Hogan https://startupcamp.com/podcast/retire-youre-45-65/ Sat, 24 Dec 2016 16:56:44 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=22290 business,family Have you done anything to prepare for retirement? Are your finances in order? Have you eliminated all of your non-mortgage debt? What about a plan or a dream or a vision for what life could be like with complete financial freedom… Do you have one?

                          Today’s guest is on a mission to help everyone, regardless of their age understand and prepare for retirement. Chris Hogan is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book: Retire Inspired: It’s Not An Age, It’s A Financial Number.
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                          During our conversation, Chris leaves listeners with an all new way to define retirement. But more than that, he provides simple steps to get us on the right track to true financial freedom.

                          Our conversation is short, but it’s powerful, incredibly useful, and hopefully it’s a blessing for your journey as a wise entrepreneur.

                          So put on your vision goggles and grab your Delorean because you’re about to think about your future right now.

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                          Have you done anything to prepare for retirement? Are your finances in order? Have you eliminated all of your non-mortgage debt? What about a plan or a dream or a vision for what life could be like with complete financial freedom… Do you have one?

                          Today’s guest is on a mission to help everyone, regardless of their age understand and prepare for retirement. Chris Hogan is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book: Retire Inspired: It’s Not An Age, It’s A Financial Number.
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                          During our conversation, Chris leaves listeners with an all new way to define retirement. But more than that, he provides simple steps to get us on the right track to true financial freedom.

                          Our conversation is short, but it’s powerful, incredibly useful, and hopefully it’s a blessing for your journey as a wise entrepreneur.

                          So put on your vision goggles and grab your Delorean because you’re about to think about your future right now.

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                          Have you done anything to prepare for retirement? Are your finances in order? Have you eliminated all of your non-mortgage debt? What about a plan or a dream or a vision for what life could be like with complete financial freedom… Do you have one?

                          Today’s guest is on a mission to help everyone, regardless of their age understand and prepare for retirement. Chris Hogan is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book: Retire Inspired: It’s Not An Age, It’s A Financial Number.
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                          During our conversation, Chris leaves listeners with an all new way to define retirement. But more than that, he provides simple steps to get us on the right track to true financial freedom.

                          Our conversation is short, but it’s powerful, incredibly useful, and hopefully it’s a blessing for your journey as a wise entrepreneur.

                          So put on your vision goggles and grab your Delorean because you’re about to think about your future right now.

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                          How To Thrive As Introvert In An Extroverted World with Susan Cain https://startupcamp.com/podcast/thrive-introvert-extroverted-world-susan-cain/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:53:10 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=22104 business,family The word “introvert” has become quite the buzz word in sociological studies today. Research says about half of our population identify themselves as “introverted”. Today’s guest, Susan Cain is a proud introvert and authority on the topic of this quieter group of individuals. In our interview, she shares her fascinating lessons on how to embrace, work with, and understand the more silent side of society.

                          Susan is best known for her New York Times bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking. Her book has now sold over 2 million copies and been translated into over 40 languages.

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                          In our conversation, you’ll learn everything from what qualifies someone to be introverted to how one can wisely assert their personality into an extroverted world. Our discussion is enlightening, it’s enjoyable, and it’s useful.

                          If this podcast lesson supported your journey as a leader or if you have anything to add to the conversation, let me know in the comments below.

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                          The word “introvert” has become quite the buzz word in sociological studies today. Research says about half of our population identify themselves as “introverted”. Today’s guest, Susan Cain is a proud introvert and authority on the topic of this quieter group of individuals. In our interview, she shares her fascinating lessons on how to embrace, work with, and understand the more silent side of society.

                          Susan is best known for her New York Times bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking. Her book has now sold over 2 million copies and been translated into over 40 languages.

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                          In our conversation, you’ll learn everything from what qualifies someone to be introverted to how one can wisely assert their personality into an extroverted world. Our discussion is enlightening, it’s enjoyable, and it’s useful.

                          If this podcast lesson supported your journey as a leader or if you have anything to add to the conversation, let me know in the comments below.

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                          The word “introvert” has become quite the buzz word in sociological studies today. Research says about half of our population identify themselves as “introverted”. Today’s guest, Susan Cain is a proud introvert and authority on the topic of this quieter group of individuals. In our interview, she shares her fascinating lessons on how to embrace, work with, and understand the more silent side of society.

                          Susan is best known for her New York Times bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking. Her book has now sold over 2 million copies and been translated into over 40 languages.

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                          In our conversation, you’ll learn everything from what qualifies someone to be introverted to how one can wisely assert their personality into an extroverted world. Our discussion is enlightening, it’s enjoyable, and it’s useful.

                          If this podcast lesson supported your journey as a leader or if you have anything to add to the conversation, let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Lead From Behavior, Not Words With Dave Ramsey https://startupcamp.com/podcast/lead-behavior-words-dave-ramsey/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:37:47 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=21898 business,family We live in a culture of talkers, walkers, and balkers. People who are trying to close the gap between their dreams and their reality with their words instead of their behavior. Today’s guest shows us how to do less with our mouths and more with our lives.

                          As entrepreneurs, leaders, and mature thinkers here at the StartupCamp.com podcast, we know that living out leadership is the difference between people who want and people who merely wish.

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                          Dave Ramsey is the host of the Dave Ramsey Show which is heard by over 12 million listeners every single week. He’s most popularly known as “the guy who can help you get out of debt and take control of your life”, but his leadership goes beyond the sound booth; he’s also a successful entrepreneur, an honorable husband, and a reliable father.

                          In our conversation, Dave and I discuss what it means to grow up, know up, and show. So grab your notepad, because we’ve got a wisdom packed show for you right here.

                          Was our discussion helpful? What stood out to you? Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          We live in a culture of talkers, walkers, and balkers. People who are trying to close the gap between their dreams and their reality with their words instead of their behavior. Today’s guest shows us how to do less with our mouths and more with our lives.

                          As entrepreneurs, leaders, and mature thinkers here at the StartupCamp.com podcast, we know that living out leadership is the difference between people who want and people who merely wish.

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                          Dave Ramsey is the host of the Dave Ramsey Show which is heard by over 12 million listeners every single week. He’s most popularly known as “the guy who can help you get out of debt and take control of your life”, but his leadership goes beyond the sound booth; he’s also a successful entrepreneur, an honorable husband, and a reliable father.

                          In our conversation, Dave and I discuss what it means to grow up, know up, and show. So grab your notepad, because we’ve got a wisdom packed show for you right here.

                          Was our discussion helpful? What stood out to you? Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          We live in a culture of talkers, walkers, and balkers. People who are trying to close the gap between their dreams and their reality with their words instead of their behavior. Today’s guest shows us how to do less with our mouths and more with our lives.

                          As entrepreneurs, leaders, and mature thinkers here at the StartupCamp.com podcast, we know that living out leadership is the difference between people who want and people who merely wish.

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                          Dave Ramsey is the host of the Dave Ramsey Show which is heard by over 12 million listeners every single week. He’s most popularly known as “the guy who can help you get out of debt and take control of your life”, but his leadership goes beyond the sound booth; he’s also a successful entrepreneur, an honorable husband, and a reliable father.

                          In our conversation, Dave and I discuss what it means to grow up, know up, and show. So grab your notepad, because we’ve got a wisdom packed show for you right here.

                          Was our discussion helpful? What stood out to you? Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Tell If Your Idea Is Worth Pursuing With Pat Flynn https://startupcamp.com/podcast/tell-idea-worth-pursuing-pat-flynn/ Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:49:39 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=20852 business,family The hardest part of building a business is the beginning. Sure, there’s excitement and the thrill of going out on your own. But there is also a heavy reality of vetting your idea, your strategy, and your decision to move forward. But today’s guest takes the guess-work out of the equation.

                          There are only a few business owners I really respect. Pat Flynn is one of them. Many of you know him as the guy who documents his income on his website every single month. Beginning in October of 2008, Pat made $8,000 during his first month in business. Today, exactly eight years later (October 2016), he brought in over $167,000.

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                          In our interview, we’re going to talk about his new book “Will It Fly: How To Test Your Next Business Idea So Your Don’t Waste Your Time And Money.”

                          Pat shares a variety of practical exercises to help people think through their ideas prior to launch. Our conversation is fun, useful, and worthy of notes.

                          So press play, grab your doughnut neck support and hope that a giant man doesn’t take the window seat because we’ve got a high-flying show loaded up just for you.

                          What did you think of our conversation? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          The hardest part of building a business is the beginning. Sure, there’s excitement and the thrill of going out on your own. But there is also a heavy reality of vetting your idea, your strategy, and your decision to move forward. But today’s guest takes the guess-work out of the equation.

                          There are only a few business owners I really respect. Pat Flynn is one of them. Many of you know him as the guy who documents his income on his website every single month. Beginning in October of 2008, Pat made $8,000 during his first month in business. Today, exactly eight years later (October 2016), he brought in over $167,000.

                          1

                          In our interview, we’re going to talk about his new book “Will It Fly: How To Test Your Next Business Idea So Your Don’t Waste Your Time And Money.”

                          Pat shares a variety of practical exercises to help people think through their ideas prior to launch. Our conversation is fun, useful, and worthy of notes.

                          So press play, grab your doughnut neck support and hope that a giant man doesn’t take the window seat because we’ve got a high-flying show loaded up just for you.

                          What did you think of our conversation? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          The hardest part of building a business is the beginning. Sure, there’s excitement and the thrill of going out on your own. But there is also a heavy reality of vetting your idea, your strategy, and your decision to move forward. But today’s guest takes the guess-work out of the equation.

                          There are only a few business owners I really respect. Pat Flynn is one of them. Many of you know him as the guy who documents his income on his website every single month. Beginning in October of 2008, Pat made $8,000 during his first month in business. Today, exactly eight years later (October 2016), he brought in over $167,000.

                          1

                          In our interview, we’re going to talk about his new book “Will It Fly: How To Test Your Next Business Idea So Your Don’t Waste Your Time And Money.”

                          Pat shares a variety of practical exercises to help people think through their ideas prior to launch. Our conversation is fun, useful, and worthy of notes.

                          So press play, grab your doughnut neck support and hope that a giant man doesn’t take the window seat because we’ve got a high-flying show loaded up just for you.

                          What did you think of our conversation? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Earn Followers Using Love With Bob Goff https://startupcamp.com/podcast/earn-followers-love-bob-goff/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:31:33 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=20648 business,family There’s a secret out there. A way a living that is so naturally attractive, that is does the heavy lifting for you. It’s based in love. While it sounds like a simple word, living it out in a contagious way isn’t as simple as one would hope. Today’s guest, shows us how it’s done.

                          Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World“. But more than that, he’s a global ambassador for good. Through the work of his non-profit, Bob can be seen taking down vicious witch doctors in Africa and raiding brothels in Southeast Asia.

                          His heart for the protection of children and the willingness to fight good fights thousands of miles from home, is what makes Bob’s story so unique.

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                          Our conversation is not only inspiring, it’s fun. Bob’s words help us realize how simple love actually is and how complex its results can be. If you’re looking for a fresh outlook on leadership, you will enjoy our interview.

                          What did you think of our conversation? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          There’s a secret out there. A way a living that is so naturally attractive, that is does the heavy lifting for you. It’s based in love. While it sounds like a simple word, living it out in a contagious way isn’t as simple as one would hope. Today’s guest, shows us how it’s done.

                          Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World“. But more than that, he’s a global ambassador for good. Through the work of his non-profit, Bob can be seen taking down vicious witch doctors in Africa and raiding brothels in Southeast Asia.

                          His heart for the protection of children and the willingness to fight good fights thousands of miles from home, is what makes Bob’s story so unique.

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                          Our conversation is not only inspiring, it’s fun. Bob’s words help us realize how simple love actually is and how complex its results can be. If you’re looking for a fresh outlook on leadership, you will enjoy our interview.

                          What did you think of our conversation? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          There’s a secret out there. A way a living that is so naturally attractive, that is does the heavy lifting for you. It’s based in love. While it sounds like a simple word, living it out in a contagious way isn’t as simple as one would hope. Today’s guest, shows us how it’s done.

                          Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World“. But more than that, he’s a global ambassador for good. Through the work of his non-profit, Bob can be seen taking down vicious witch doctors in Africa and raiding brothels in Southeast Asia.

                          His heart for the protection of children and the willingness to fight good fights thousands of miles from home, is what makes Bob’s story so unique.

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                          Our conversation is not only inspiring, it’s fun. Bob’s words help us realize how simple love actually is and how complex its results can be. If you’re looking for a fresh outlook on leadership, you will enjoy our interview.

                          What did you think of our conversation? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Go From Hurt and Ineffective To Healed and Unstoppable with Mike Foster https://startupcamp.com/podcast/go-hurt-ineffective-healed-unstoppable-mike-foster/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:51:18 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=20116 business,family Have you ever felt your past brokenness is preventing you from future success? Maybe you had a traumatic moment that scarred your mind and limited your potential. Today’s guest can not only relate but provides a difficult, yet clear path to healing.

                          Mike Foster is a professional anti-perfectionist. He’s here to discuss his new book People Of The Second Chance: A Guide For Bringing Life Saving Love To The World. But Mike is more than an author. He’s am expert at removing guilt, shame, unhealthy thinking, and unresolved brokenness.

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                          During our conversation, he shares traumatic stories from his book that had once shaped his emotional worldview. But more than that, he eloquently reminds listeners how every person you fight with, disagree with, laugh with or love is an opportunity to shape who you are.

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                          Beyond books, he’s a consultant to high-performance leaders, speaker on stages across the world, and a dear friend of mine for many years. Our conversation will hit you straight in the heart. The truth bombs and one-liners will have you writing notes, and the overall message might end with you in tears.

                          What did you think?

                          We love hearing feedback about our shows. Was there anything that stood out to you in our conversation? What about your journey? Do you have anything to add to the conversation of healing? Let me know about in the comments below.

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                          Have you ever felt your past brokenness is preventing you from future success? Maybe you had a traumatic moment that scarred your mind and limited your potential. Today’s guest can not only relate but provides a difficult, yet clear path to healing.

                          Mike Foster is a professional anti-perfectionist. He’s here to discuss his new book People Of The Second Chance: A Guide For Bringing Life Saving Love To The World. But Mike is more than an author. He’s am expert at removing guilt, shame, unhealthy thinking, and unresolved brokenness.

                          11

                          During our conversation, he shares traumatic stories from his book that had once shaped his emotional worldview. But more than that, he eloquently reminds listeners how every person you fight with, disagree with, laugh with or love is an opportunity to shape who you are.

                          111

                          Beyond books, he’s a consultant to high-performance leaders, speaker on stages across the world, and a dear friend of mine for many years. Our conversation will hit you straight in the heart. The truth bombs and one-liners will have you writing notes, and the overall message might end with you in tears.

                          What did you think?

                          We love hearing feedback about our shows. Was there anything that stood out to you in our conversation? What about your journey? Do you have anything to add to the conversation of healing? Let me know about in the comments below.

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                          Have you ever felt your past brokenness is preventing you from future success? Maybe you had a traumatic moment that scarred your mind and limited your potential. Today’s guest can not only relate but provides a difficult, yet clear path to healing.

                          Mike Foster is a professional anti-perfectionist. He’s here to discuss his new book People Of The Second Chance: A Guide For Bringing Life Saving Love To The World. But Mike is more than an author. He’s am expert at removing guilt, shame, unhealthy thinking, and unresolved brokenness.

                          11

                          During our conversation, he shares traumatic stories from his book that had once shaped his emotional worldview. But more than that, he eloquently reminds listeners how every person you fight with, disagree with, laugh with or love is an opportunity to shape who you are.

                          111

                          Beyond books, he’s a consultant to high-performance leaders, speaker on stages across the world, and a dear friend of mine for many years. Our conversation will hit you straight in the heart. The truth bombs and one-liners will have you writing notes, and the overall message might end with you in tears.

                          What did you think?

                          We love hearing feedback about our shows. Was there anything that stood out to you in our conversation? What about your journey? Do you have anything to add to the conversation of healing? Let me know about in the comments below.

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                          The Basics Of Respect, In Case You Forgot With Gregg Ward https://startupcamp.com/podcast/the-basics-of-respect-in-case-you-forgot/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:06:24 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=20025 business,family How you make people feel about themselves, tells the world how much you respect others. We live in a time where people can’t separate disagreement from disrespect. From our social media feeds to our in-person encounters, our culture has lost respect for our fellow man.

                          In this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast, guest Gregg Ward reminds us of the basics of respect as we talk about his fascinating new book: The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways To Influence Without Intimidation.

                          Today, we travel back to what feels like childhood to find out what respect is, understanding how respect works, and how to respect others to grow your own influence.

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                          Gregg is a consultant to some of the world’s largest companies. He helps organizations become more profitable by adding respect back into their culture.

                          Our conversation is enlightening, practical, and relatable.

                          I love hearing your feedback. Did our interview help you? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How you make people feel about themselves, tells the world how much you respect others. We live in a time where people can’t separate disagreement from disrespect. From our social media feeds to our in-person encounters, our culture has lost respect for our fellow man.

                          In this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast, guest Gregg Ward reminds us of the basics of respect as we talk about his fascinating new book: The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways To Influence Without Intimidation.

                          Today, we travel back to what feels like childhood to find out what respect is, understanding how respect works, and how to respect others to grow your own influence.

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                          Gregg is a consultant to some of the world’s largest companies. He helps organizations become more profitable by adding respect back into their culture.

                          Our conversation is enlightening, practical, and relatable.

                          I love hearing your feedback. Did our interview help you? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How you make people feel about themselves, tells the world how much you respect others. We live in a time where people can’t separate disagreement from disrespect. From our social media feeds to our in-person encounters, our culture has lost respect for our fellow man.

                          In this episode of the StartupCamp.com podcast, guest Gregg Ward reminds us of the basics of respect as we talk about his fascinating new book: The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways To Influence Without Intimidation.

                          Today, we travel back to what feels like childhood to find out what respect is, understanding how respect works, and how to respect others to grow your own influence.

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                          Gregg is a consultant to some of the world’s largest companies. He helps organizations become more profitable by adding respect back into their culture.

                          Our conversation is enlightening, practical, and relatable.

                          I love hearing your feedback. Did our interview help you? Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Become A Leader People Love With Ken Blanchard https://startupcamp.com/podcast/become-leader-people-love-ken-blanchard/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:35:16 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=19718 business,family Most leaders aren’t loved. They are respected, feared, or esteemed, but not loved. Today’s guest is one for the record books as he shares the magic behind leading with love. Many have called it “servant leadership”, but our conversation shows us it is much more than that.

                          Ken Blanchard has written over 60 books and has sold over 21 million copies. He’s now 77 years old with and today we get to discuss his most cherished topic in business, leading with love.

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                          For those not familiar with Ken, he is the author of the business classics, The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Who Moved My Cheese. Recently, Ken was added to Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

                          Our conversation is one for the record books. It’s something I would urge you to relisten to again and again.

                          After Listening: What did you think? What stood out to you? Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Most leaders aren’t loved. They are respected, feared, or esteemed, but not loved. Today’s guest is one for the record books as he shares the magic behind leading with love. Many have called it “servant leadership”, but our conversation shows us it is much more than that.

                          Ken Blanchard has written over 60 books and has sold over 21 million copies. He’s now 77 years old with and today we get to discuss his most cherished topic in business, leading with love.

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                          For those not familiar with Ken, he is the author of the business classics, The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Who Moved My Cheese. Recently, Ken was added to Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

                          Our conversation is one for the record books. It’s something I would urge you to relisten to again and again.

                          After Listening: What did you think? What stood out to you? Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Most leaders aren’t loved. They are respected, feared, or esteemed, but not loved. Today’s guest is one for the record books as he shares the magic behind leading with love. Many have called it “servant leadership”, but our conversation shows us it is much more than that.

                          Ken Blanchard has written over 60 books and has sold over 21 million copies. He’s now 77 years old with and today we get to discuss his most cherished topic in business, leading with love.

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                          For those not familiar with Ken, he is the author of the business classics, The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Who Moved My Cheese. Recently, Ken was added to Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time.

                          Our conversation is one for the record books. It’s something I would urge you to relisten to again and again.

                          After Listening: What did you think? What stood out to you? Anything to add? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Optimize Your Day With Simple Productivity Projects with Chris Bailey https://startupcamp.com/podcast/optimize-day-simple-productivity-projects-chris-bailey/ Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:06:23 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=18821 business,family Each of us has 168 hours in a week. How is it that some people are able to achieve far greater progress, success, and freedom than others with same amount of time? Today’s guest shares the science on what it really takes to be more productive.

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                          Chris Bailey is an expert on optimization. In his new book The Productivity Project, he walks readers through incredible stories from his own life to uncover the most productive strategies on the planet.

                          Our interview is not only practical, it’s relatable. But most of all, his advice is realistic for the everyday starter.

                          Was this interview helpful? Anything stand out? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Each of us has 168 hours in a week. How is it that some people are able to achieve far greater progress, success, and freedom than others with same amount of time? Today’s guest shares the science on what it really takes to be more productive.

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                          Chris Bailey is an expert on optimization. In his new book The Productivity Project, he walks readers through incredible stories from his own life to uncover the most productive strategies on the planet.

                          Our interview is not only practical, it’s relatable. But most of all, his advice is realistic for the everyday starter.

                          Was this interview helpful? Anything stand out? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Each of us has 168 hours in a week. How is it that some people are able to achieve far greater progress, success, and freedom than others with same amount of time? Today’s guest shares the science on what it really takes to be more productive.

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                          Chris Bailey is an expert on optimization. In his new book The Productivity Project, he walks readers through incredible stories from his own life to uncover the most productive strategies on the planet.

                          Our interview is not only practical, it’s relatable. But most of all, his advice is realistic for the everyday starter.

                          Was this interview helpful? Anything stand out? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Turn Your Past Pain Into Powerful Passion With Bianca Olthoff https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-turn-your-past-pain-into-powerful-passion-with-bianca-olthoff/ Thu, 18 Aug 2016 05:54:52 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=18626 business,family Were you bullied as a kid? Maybe you weren’t as smart as the other children. Or what about your weight? Were you bullied or called fat by others? How about money? Did you grow up in a low-income neighborhood or raised with less than others? If you said yes to any of these, then you’ll relate with today’s guest Bianca Olthoff.

                          Bianca is a full-time side-hustling entrepreneur, keynote speaker to audiences across the world, and author of the new book Play With Fire. Our conversation brings a fresh look at overcoming life’s obstacles, forcing difficult transformation to happen, and the art of getting the most out of our own story.

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                          Unlike most people on the show, Bianca has a full-time office job for a global non-profit she cares deeply for. But her perspective on chasing dreams and building a side business will give those of you “on the fence entrepreneurs” a much-needed boost of confidence.

                          Was this interview helpful? What stood out to you? Let me know in the comments below.

                          If you’re interested in subscribing to our weekly podcast on iTunes, you can do it here.

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                          Were you bullied as a kid? Maybe you weren’t as smart as the other children. Or what about your weight? Were you bullied or called fat by others? How about money? Did you grow up in a low-income neighborhood or raised with less than others? If you said yes to any of these, then you’ll relate with today’s guest Bianca Olthoff.

                          Bianca is a full-time side-hustling entrepreneur, keynote speaker to audiences across the world, and author of the new book Play With Fire. Our conversation brings a fresh look at overcoming life’s obstacles, forcing difficult transformation to happen, and the art of getting the most out of our own story.

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                          Unlike most people on the show, Bianca has a full-time office job for a global non-profit she cares deeply for. But her perspective on chasing dreams and building a side business will give those of you “on the fence entrepreneurs” a much-needed boost of confidence.

                          Was this interview helpful? What stood out to you? Let me know in the comments below.

                          If you’re interested in subscribing to our weekly podcast on iTunes, you can do it here.

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                          Were you bullied as a kid? Maybe you weren’t as smart as the other children. Or what about your weight? Were you bullied or called fat by others? How about money? Did you grow up in a low-income neighborhood or raised with less than others? If you said yes to any of these, then you’ll relate with today’s guest Bianca Olthoff.

                          Bianca is a full-time side-hustling entrepreneur, keynote speaker to audiences across the world, and author of the new book Play With Fire. Our conversation brings a fresh look at overcoming life’s obstacles, forcing difficult transformation to happen, and the art of getting the most out of our own story.

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                          Unlike most people on the show, Bianca has a full-time office job for a global non-profit she cares deeply for. But her perspective on chasing dreams and building a side business will give those of you “on the fence entrepreneurs” a much-needed boost of confidence.

                          Was this interview helpful? What stood out to you? Let me know in the comments below.

                          If you’re interested in subscribing to our weekly podcast on iTunes, you can do it here.

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                          How To Question The Life You Thought You Wanted With Shannan Martin https://startupcamp.com/podcast/how-to-question-the-life-you-thought-you-wanted-with-shannan-martin/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:40:19 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=18293 business,family I was so intrigued by the subtitle of our guest’s new book, “Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted”. What did it mean? What was her story?

                          Today, Shannan shares her story of how personal conviction called her out of the “good life” and into her dream life. A story filled with risk, confusion, and counterintuitive decisions.

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                          Shannan’s story is convicting. It will make you question what you’ve always thought was success. It will challenge how you think about achievement, wealth, relationships, and culture. Our conversation is progressive and toward the middle of our interview, Shannan drops some powerful ideas that are difficult to swallow.

                          You can read her entire story in her new book “Falling Free Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted“. If her story has impacted you or made you question success, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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                          I was so intrigued by the subtitle of our guest’s new book, “Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted”. What did it mean? What was her story?

                          Today, Shannan shares her story of how personal conviction called her out of the “good life” and into her dream life. A story filled with risk, confusion, and counterintuitive decisions.

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                          Shannan’s story is convicting. It will make you question what you’ve always thought was success. It will challenge how you think about achievement, wealth, relationships, and culture. Our conversation is progressive and toward the middle of our interview, Shannan drops some powerful ideas that are difficult to swallow.

                          You can read her entire story in her new book “Falling Free Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted“. If her story has impacted you or made you question success, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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                          I was so intrigued by the subtitle of our guest’s new book, “Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted”. What did it mean? What was her story?

                          Today, Shannan shares her story of how personal conviction called her out of the “good life” and into her dream life. A story filled with risk, confusion, and counterintuitive decisions.

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                          Shannan’s story is convicting. It will make you question what you’ve always thought was success. It will challenge how you think about achievement, wealth, relationships, and culture. Our conversation is progressive and toward the middle of our interview, Shannan drops some powerful ideas that are difficult to swallow.

                          You can read her entire story in her new book “Falling Free Rescued From The Life I Always Wanted“. If her story has impacted you or made you question success, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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                          How To Quit Your Career And Create Your Calling With Ken Costa https://startupcamp.com/podcast/quit-career-create-calling-ken-costa/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:10:19 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=17885 business,family Have you ever been in a meeting with someone and immediately realized you were the dumbest person in the room? That’s what happened to me during my interview with today’s guest.

                          Ken Costa is one of those people you google after a conversation only to realize you just spoke to someone who made a dent in the world. And today, we get to make a dent in your dreams as we discuss creating your calling.

                          Ken is an investment banker who spent decades building million dollar deals. He’s a man who called Nelson Mandela a friend and he’s helped kings, queens, and royalty support the causes they care about most. But today, he’s helping the younger generation find their purpose at work. In our interview, we’re going to be discussing his new book: Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life

                          Our conversation is packed with wisdom, meaningful conversation, and beautiful ideas I’ve never even thought about. If you’d like to learn more about Ken, you can watch his bio video here.

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                          Have you ever been in a meeting with someone and immediately realized you were the dumbest person in the room? That’s what happened to me during my interview with today’s guest.

                          Ken Costa is one of those people you google after a conversation only to realize you just spoke to someone who made a dent in the world. And today, we get to make a dent in your dreams as we discuss creating your calling.

                          Ken is an investment banker who spent decades building million dollar deals. He’s a man who called Nelson Mandela a friend and he’s helped kings, queens, and royalty support the causes they care about most. But today, he’s helping the younger generation find their purpose at work. In our interview, we’re going to be discussing his new book: Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life

                          Our conversation is packed with wisdom, meaningful conversation, and beautiful ideas I’ve never even thought about. If you’d like to learn more about Ken, you can watch his bio video here.

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                          Have you ever been in a meeting with someone and immediately realized you were the dumbest person in the room? That’s what happened to me during my interview with today’s guest.

                          Ken Costa is one of those people you google after a conversation only to realize you just spoke to someone who made a dent in the world. And today, we get to make a dent in your dreams as we discuss creating your calling.

                          Ken is an investment banker who spent decades building million dollar deals. He’s a man who called Nelson Mandela a friend and he’s helped kings, queens, and royalty support the causes they care about most. But today, he’s helping the younger generation find their purpose at work. In our interview, we’re going to be discussing his new book: Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life

                          Our conversation is packed with wisdom, meaningful conversation, and beautiful ideas I’ve never even thought about. If you’d like to learn more about Ken, you can watch his bio video here.

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                          How To Give Incredible Gifts That Gain Customers https://startupcamp.com/podcast/give-incredible-gifts-gain-customers/ Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:09:22 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=17714 business,family I’m going to open up with a pretty harsh statement: Bad gifters are often careless people. Is that you? Are you a bad gifter? Are you the guy or girl who shows your appreciation of others through bad ideas and weak gestures? If so, today’s guest is going to give you a lesson in thoughtfulness.

                          John Ruhlin is the king of good gifts. He’s also the number one salesman of Cutco knives in the history of the company and the author of the new book Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention

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                          As John explains in our conversation, gift giving is one of the most impactful actions you can take in your business (for any relationship for that matter). And when you do it right, the benefits to both you and the recipient are immeasurable.

                          Our interview is fun, It’s useful and it will change the way you think about showing gratitude forever.

                          Was this interview helpful? Have you ever received an incredible gift? Let me know about it in the comments below.

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                          I’m going to open up with a pretty harsh statement: Bad gifters are often careless people. Is that you? Are you a bad gifter? Are you the guy or girl who shows your appreciation of others through bad ideas and weak gestures? If so, today’s guest is going to give you a lesson in thoughtfulness.

                          John Ruhlin is the king of good gifts. He’s also the number one salesman of Cutco knives in the history of the company and the author of the new book Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention

                          1

                          As John explains in our conversation, gift giving is one of the most impactful actions you can take in your business (for any relationship for that matter). And when you do it right, the benefits to both you and the recipient are immeasurable.

                          Our interview is fun, It’s useful and it will change the way you think about showing gratitude forever.

                          Was this interview helpful? Have you ever received an incredible gift? Let me know about it in the comments below.

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                          I’m going to open up with a pretty harsh statement: Bad gifters are often careless people. Is that you? Are you a bad gifter? Are you the guy or girl who shows your appreciation of others through bad ideas and weak gestures? If so, today’s guest is going to give you a lesson in thoughtfulness.

                          John Ruhlin is the king of good gifts. He’s also the number one salesman of Cutco knives in the history of the company and the author of the new book Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention

                          1

                          As John explains in our conversation, gift giving is one of the most impactful actions you can take in your business (for any relationship for that matter). And when you do it right, the benefits to both you and the recipient are immeasurable.

                          Our interview is fun, It’s useful and it will change the way you think about showing gratitude forever.

                          Was this interview helpful? Have you ever received an incredible gift? Let me know about it in the comments below.

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                          Mount Everest: 4 Hard Lessons From A Woman Who Conquered It https://startupcamp.com/podcast/mount-everest-4-hard-lessons-woman-conquered/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:42:34 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=17473 business,family

                          Less than 500 women have reached the summit of Mount Everest. This episode’s guest is one of them. Alison Levine is an extreme adventurer. She’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and was the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from West Antartica to the South Pole.


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                          In this episode, we hear stories and lessons from her New York Times Bestselling Book: “On The Edge: Leadership Lessons From Mount Everest And Other Extreme Environments”.

                          Are you an extreme achiever? Did this episode connect with you? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Less than 500 women have reached the summit of Mount Everest. This episode’s guest is one of them. Alison Levine is an extreme adventurer. She’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and was the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from West Antartica to the South Pole.


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                          In this episode, we hear stories and lessons from her New York Times Bestselling Book: “On The Edge: Leadership Lessons From Mount Everest And Other Extreme Environments”.

                          Are you an extreme achiever? Did this episode connect with you? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          Less than 500 women have reached the summit of Mount Everest. This episode’s guest is one of them. Alison Levine is an extreme adventurer. She’s climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and was the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse from West Antartica to the South Pole.


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                          In this episode, we hear stories and lessons from her New York Times Bestselling Book: “On The Edge: Leadership Lessons From Mount Everest And Other Extreme Environments”.

                          Are you an extreme achiever? Did this episode connect with you? Let me know in the comments below.

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                          How To Create Habits That Create Happiness With Gretchen Rubin https://startupcamp.com/podcast/create-habits-create-happiness-gretchen-rubin/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:24:03 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=17167 business,family Our habits form our routines. Routines that produce emotional responses. If you don’t like your life, it’s likely because you don’t like your routine. If you don’t like your routine, it’s because you don’t have positive habits.

                          In this interview, New York Times Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin shares her research on creating habits that create happy lives.

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                          In her new book “Better Than Before” Gretchen lays out simple steps for changing, creating, and removing habits. She’s an authority on human psychology and expert on happiness. Our interview is enlightening, insightful, and useful.

                          Did anything stand out to you? What’s helped you create positive habits? Let me know in the comments below.

                           

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                          Our habits form our routines. Routines that produce emotional responses. If you don’t like your life, it’s likely because you don’t like your routine. If you don’t like your routine, it’s because you don’t have positive habits.

                          In this interview, New York Times Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin shares her research on creating habits that create happy lives.

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                          In her new book “Better Than Before” Gretchen lays out simple steps for changing, creating, and removing habits. She’s an authority on human psychology and expert on happiness. Our interview is enlightening, insightful, and useful.

                          Did anything stand out to you? What’s helped you create positive habits? Let me know in the comments below.

                           

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                          Our habits form our routines. Routines that produce emotional responses. If you don’t like your life, it’s likely because you don’t like your routine. If you don’t like your routine, it’s because you don’t have positive habits.

                          In this interview, New York Times Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin shares her research on creating habits that create happy lives.

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                          In her new book “Better Than Before” Gretchen lays out simple steps for changing, creating, and removing habits. She’s an authority on human psychology and expert on happiness. Our interview is enlightening, insightful, and useful.

                          Did anything stand out to you? What’s helped you create positive habits? Let me know in the comments below.

                           

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                          How To Love Rest As Much As You Love Work With John Mark Comer https://startupcamp.com/podcast/love-rest-much-love-work-john-mark-comer/ Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:06:57 +0000 Dale Partridge http://startupcamp.com/?post_type=podcast&p=16994 business,family Having a healthy relationship with your work can save your life. In this episode, author John Mark Comer helps us correct our thinking about the meaning and balance of work.

                          John Mark is the Pastor at Bridgetown Church in downtown Portland, Oregon. He’s the author of multiple books and known for his ability to communicate a point with clarity and emotion.

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                          Our interview is smart, it’s fun, and it’s convicting. If anything stands out or if you have something to add to the conversation, let me know about it in the comments below.

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                          Having a healthy relationship with your work can save your life. In this episode, author John Mark Comer helps us correct our thinking about the meaning and balance of work.