145 episodes

The RebelRebel Podcast is a regular dive into the hearts and minds of creative rebels and entrepreneurs who are making the world a better and more interesting place—it's a love letter to everyone who thinks audaciously and acts courageously in service to their passion and purpose—ikigai.

2023 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATION
Outstanding Business Series

2021 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATION
Outstanding Business Series

2020 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATION
Outstanding Business Series

2019 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Best Host | Outstanding Business Podcast | Outstanding Title Theme | Outstanding Original Music

Hosted by Michael Dean Dargie | MichaelDargie.com
Produced by Make More Creative | MakeMoreCreative.com

The RebelRebel Podcast Michael Dean Dargie

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The RebelRebel Podcast is a regular dive into the hearts and minds of creative rebels and entrepreneurs who are making the world a better and more interesting place—it's a love letter to everyone who thinks audaciously and acts courageously in service to their passion and purpose—ikigai.

2023 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATION
Outstanding Business Series

2021 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATION
Outstanding Business Series

2020 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATION
Outstanding Business Series

2019 CANADIAN PODCAST AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Best Host | Outstanding Business Podcast | Outstanding Title Theme | Outstanding Original Music

Hosted by Michael Dean Dargie | MichaelDargie.com
Produced by Make More Creative | MakeMoreCreative.com

    Building An Empire Of Innovation

    Building An Empire Of Innovation

    "Flawless execution is what makes a company memorable." In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dargie engages in an illuminating conversation with Brad Warren, the mastermind behind Our Invisible Empire. Brad shares his journey from his initial entrepreneurial ventures to creating a multifaceted business empire that provides comprehensive support for small businesses. He discusses the philosophy and operations behind Our Invisible Empire, emphasizing the importance of consolidating various business services under one roof to optimize efficiency and support for startups and struggling enterprises.
    This episode is sponsored by Easy Next Steps, helping you and your business with the stuff that matters most.
    Brad reveals the challenges and triumphs of his path, including the significant risks he took and the learning curves he navigated. He talks about the impact of the pandemic on his businesses, how they managed to thrive during such a tumultuous time, and the importance of timing and adaptability in business success. His candid reflections on managing rapid growth, financial oversight, and the importance of detailed data tracking offer invaluable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.
    Brad also dives into his personal life, sharing his love for spending time with his kids and his passion for gardening and music. His transparency about the pressures and mental health challenges that come with entrepreneurship, coupled with his relentless drive and innovative mindset, paint a comprehensive picture of a dedicated and dynamic business leader.
    Cool Things Brad Says "Once you get everything you want, it's not going to make you any happier." "Every single thing in business can be decided by numbers." "I think you get bred along those, yeah. But it was always the case, man. I think I don't register the risk I take." "Flawless execution is what makes a company memorable." "Your financial forecast is everything." Episode Highlights Brad Warren's journey from early entrepreneurial ventures to creating Our Invisible Empire. The concept and operations of Our Invisible Empire, consolidating various business services. Challenges faced and lessons learned from managing rapid growth. The impact of the pandemic and how Brad's businesses navigated it. Importance of detailed data tracking and financial oversight in business success. Personal insights into Brad's life, including his family time, gardening, and love for music. Reflections on the pressures and mental health challenges of entrepreneurship. Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and the significance of self-awareness and data tracking. Links from Episode Our Invisible Empire (https://ourinvisibleempire.com) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ourinvisibleempire) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ourinvisibleempire/) On TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@our.invisible.empire) Brad Warren On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-warren-863046269/) Boulevard Auto Glass (https://boulevardautoglass.com) White Raven Accounting (https://whiteravenaccounting.com) Host: Michael Dargie, THEREBELREBELPODCAST.COM
    Guest: Brad Warren, OURINVISIBLEEMPIRE.COM

    • 47 min
    Eco-driven brand leadership for environmental change

    Eco-driven brand leadership for environmental change

    "No matter what, your passion will always be greater than your doubt." In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dargie interviews Lindsey Coffey, Miss Earth 2020 and a passionate environmental advocate. Lindsey shares her journey from being a model to becoming an eco-conscious activist and the first U.S. representative to win the international title of Miss Earth. The episode dives into Lindsey’s work with Eco-Branders, a company dedicated to environmentally friendly branded merchandise, and her activism in Washington, D.C., lobbying for critical environmental and humanitarian bills.
    This episode is sponsored by Easy Next Steps, helping you and your business with the stuff that matters most.
    Lindsey recounts her childhood in rural Pennsylvania, where her connection to nature began, and the pivotal experiences that shaped her environmental advocacy. She discusses the impact of living through South Africa’s severe water crisis and how it fueled her commitment to addressing global environmental issues. Lindsey’s dedication to making a difference extends to her work with organizations like the World Wildlife Fund and Remake, where she actively pushes for legislative changes to support sustainability and fair labor practices.
    Throughout the episode, Lindsey emphasizes the power of individual voices in driving change and the importance of living in the present moment. Her inspiring journey from modeling to environmental activism showcases the profound impact of passion and perseverance in making a positive difference in the world.
    COOL THINGS LINDSEY SAYS "No matter what, your passion will always be greater than your doubt."
    "One voice can impact the lives of your family, your neighbor, or even an entire community."
    "Personal connection is what will always motivate somebody to speak or to take action."
    "We need to change. This world is not the world that we were meant to be living in."
    "The only way we can get to anywhere is by not knowing because that's how we're guided."
    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS Lindsey’s transition from modeling to environmental activism. Her experience living through South Africa’s water crisis. The founding and mission of Eco-Branders. Lindsey’s work with World Wildlife Fund and Remake. The impact of winning Miss Earth 2020. The power of individual voices in creating change. The importance of living in the present moment. LINKS FROM EPISODE Lindsey Coffey Website (https://www.lindsey-coffey.com/) Lindsey on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lindseymariecoffey) Lindsey on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lindseymariecoffey/) Lindsey on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseymariecoffey/) Lindsey on TikTok (www.tiktok.com/@lindseymariecoffey) Eco-Branders (https://ecobranders.com/) World Wildlife Fund (https://www.worldwildlife.org/) Remake (https://remake.world/) Miss Earth (http://www.missearth.tv/) Host: Michael Dargie, THEREBELREBELPODCAST.COM
    Guest: Lindsey Coffey, LINDSEY-COFFEY.COM

    • 53 min
    Innovate Your Business with Automation

    Innovate Your Business with Automation

    "Tech is more accessible than people think. " Host: Michael Dargie, THEREBELREBELPODCAST.COM
    Guest: Ryely Bauer, BAUER AUTOMATE
    In this engaging episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dargie welcomes Ryley Bauer, founder of Bauer Automate, a company dedicated to helping businesses streamline their processes using existing technology more efficiently. Ryley shares his journey from a young boy with a fascination for electronics to becoming a leading expert in Microsoft tools and automation.
    Ryley discusses his entrepreneurial path, starting with his early interests in fixing electronics, progressing through a series of jobs that honed his skills, and eventually leading him to establish his own company. He highlights the importance of making technology accessible and how his company helps businesses, both large and small, to automate their processes and go paperless. His mission is to utilize tools like Microsoft Power Automate, SharePoint, and Power BI to build scalable solutions that are as flexible as Lego bricks.
    Ryley also delves into his personal experiences with ADHD and autism, explaining how these have shaped his approach to work and productivity. He emphasizes the value of teamwork and having partners who complement his skills, ensuring that his weaknesses are covered and his strengths are amplified.
    Throughout the conversation, Ryley provides valuable insights into the future of technology, the role of AI in business, and the importance of continuous learning and adaptation in the tech industry. His story is one of innovation, persistence, and a passion for making tech work for people.
    Cool things Ryley Says "My goal is to help companies keep using the tech they already have, but better." "I've made a job out of helping people be more productive, but I struggle to drink my own Kool-Aid on that." "You don't have to do this alone. The power of teamwork has been really helpful for me." "Tech is more accessible than people think. You don't have to be a strong coder to get into it." "I wish more people were doing this. It's such an untapped market." Episode Highlights: Ryley’s journey from childhood interest in electronics to becoming an entrepreneur. The founding and mission of Bauer Automate. The importance of using existing tech tools more efficiently. Personal insights on ADHD and autism and their impact on Ryley's career. The significance of teamwork and having complementary partners. Future trends in tech and the role of AI. Practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and "Rebels in Waiting." Links from Episode: Bauer Automate (https://www.bauerautomate.com) Bauer on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/89769232/) Microsoft Power Automate (https://flow.microsoft.com) SharePoint (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/sharepoint/collaboration) Power BI (https://powerbi.microsoft.com)

    • 40 min
    How To Bootstrap And Ad Buy

    How To Bootstrap And Ad Buy

    "Hire experts. Don't be penny rich and pound foolish." Host: Michael Dargie, THEREBELREBELPODCAST.COM
    Guest: Robert Brill, BRILL MEDIA CO
    In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dean Dargie sits down with Robert Brill, the founder and CEO of Brill Media, a highly successful advertising agency based in Los Angeles. Robert shares his journey from working in traditional advertising agencies to bootstrapping his own company to multi-million dollar success. He opens up about the challenges he faced, including the stress of hiring his first employees and navigating the complex world of ad buying.
    Robert discusses the moment he decided to start Brill Media after his previous company went bankrupt and how the freedom of not asking for time off drove him towards entrepreneurship. He candidly talks about the ongoing stress and different types of pressures that come with running a successful business. From not wanting to sell or take massive financial risks to the importance of hiring experts, Robert provides valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.
    Listeners will also hear about Robert’s personal life, including his role as a husband and father, and his hobbies, such as his love for Dodgers games and his dream of visiting Japan. This episode is filled with practical advice, personal anecdotes, and the raw truth about the entrepreneurial journey, making it a must-listen for creative rebels and entrepreneurs alike.
    Pull Quotes: "The best entrepreneurs have a chip on their shoulder and they're freaking lazy. They have something to prove." "It's going to take you five times as long and cost five times as much, but if you have the drive, go for it." "Hire experts. Don't be penny rich and pound foolish." "I haven't found the point where it's not stressful yet. It's just different stress." "Work doesn't have to be boring. It can be challenging in a good way." Episode Highlights: Robert's Journey: Transition from a traditional ad agency to founding Brill Media. Challenges in Entrepreneurship: The stress of hiring and operational responsibilities. Importance of Hiring Experts: How investing in expertise can dramatically accelerate business growth. Personal Insights: Balancing work with personal life, including family and hobbies. Vision for the Future: Robert’s goals for his business and personal aspirations. Links from Episode: Website Brill Media (https://brillmedia.co)
    On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BrillMediaUS/)
    On LinkedIN (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertbrill/)
    On Instagram (https://instagram.com/brill_media)

    • 50 min
    Crafting Business Success Through Story

    Crafting Business Success Through Story

    "We absorb information from narrative, from stories. It’s our operating system." Host: Michael Dargie, THEREBELREBELPODCAST.COM
    Guest: Neal Foard, STORYFIRE.NET
    In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dean Dargie sits down with storytelling expert Neal Foard. Known for his deep understanding of narrative and its impact on business and personal communication, Neal shares his journey from the advertising world to becoming a renowned storyteller. The conversation delves into Neal's philosophy that the ability to communicate ideas clearly through storytelling is one of the most timeless and valuable skills.
    Neal discusses his unique course, StoryFire, which is designed to teach people how to tell better stories. He emphasizes the importance of empathy, listening, and making others the hero of the story. Neal's anecdotes, including one about a life-changing encounter at an auto repair shop, illustrate the power of positivity and human connection.
    Throughout the episode, Michael and Neal explore the intricacies of effective storytelling, the significance of the first few seconds in a presentation, and the importance of conflict and contrast in narratives. Neal's insights are not only enlightening but also practical for anyone looking to enhance their storytelling abilities, whether in business or personal interactions.
    Cool Things Neal Says "The most timeless skill you can have in any field is the ability to communicate ideas clearly."
    "We absorb information from narrative, from stories. It’s our operating system."
    "A truly great presenter is often a very good listener because the best presentations are conversations."
    "You don't have to be alone. Your job isn’t to fight your own loneliness, it’s to cure somebody else’s."
    "Just being at the typewriter, and yes, you ground out one more sentence, you are already winning because you are in the process, and the process is the victory."
    Episode Highlights StoryFire Course: Neal talks about his storytelling course, StoryFire, which includes 18 modules on effective storytelling techniques. Power of Empathy in Storytelling: Neal emphasizes the importance of empathy and listening in creating compelling stories. Personal Anecdotes: Neal shares a touching story about an encounter at an auto repair shop, illustrating the impact of kindness and positivity. Contrast and Conflict in Stories: Discussion on how conflict and contrast make stories interesting and memorable. Impact of First Impressions: Neal explains why the first few seconds of a presentation are crucial for capturing attention. Neal’s Life Philosophy: Neal shares his belief in improving others' lives and how it leads to personal happiness. Travel and Connection: Neal expresses his desire to travel across the country, meeting people who have invited him for coffee or a beer. Links from Episode Neal Foard Website (https://storyfire.net)
    Neal Foard on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/neal-foard)
    Neal Foard on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@nealfoard)
    Neal Foard on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nealfoard/)
    Neal Foard on TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@nealfoard)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Rule Breaker's Rules To Uncertainty

    The Rule Breaker's Rules To Uncertainty

    "I've never met anyone who knew what they were doing; we're all just making it up." Host: Michael Dargie, THEREBELREBELPODCAST.COM
    Guest: Sam Conniff, THEUNCERTAINTYEXPERTS.COM
    In this episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, host Michael Dean Dargie sits down with the audacious and insightful Sam Conniff, author of "Be More Pirate." From the sunny streets of South London to the historical pockets of Peckham Rye, Sam takes listeners on an enlightening journey through his unique perspective on life, leadership, and the power of rebellion.
    Sam opens up about his personal struggles and triumphs, revealing how he found clarity in uncertain times and the driving force behind his mission to encourage others to embrace their inner pirate. His book, "Be More Pirate," serves as a manifesto for those looking to break free from societal constraints and redefine success on their own terms.
    The conversation delves into the historical roots of piracy, highlighting how these rule-breakers of the past can serve as modern-day role models for professional and personal rule-breaking. Sam passionately discusses the importance of interoception, the eighth sense, and how it can guide individuals through the choppy waters of uncertainty.
    Listeners are treated to an array of fascinating stories, from the strategic retreats of Queen Elizabeth I to the rebellious acts of Golden Age pirates, and how these historical narratives can inspire contemporary acts of courage and innovation. Sam also shares insights from his current work, leading the world's largest research study into the human impact of uncertainty, offering practical advice on how to harness this often-daunting force for positive change.
    Whether you're a seasoned rebel or a pirate in waiting, this episode is packed with wisdom, humour, and actionable insights that will leave you inspired to chart your own course.
    Cool Things Sam Says "Interoception will be your ability to navigate by running your fingers in the water and feeling the currents."
    "The change we need won't come from the places it's supposed to; it requires professional rule-breaking."
    "When you realize there's no singular right, it becomes a terrifying and liberating place to live."
    "I've never met anyone who knew what they were doing; we're all just making it up."
    Episode Highlights Sam Conniff’s journey from uncertainty to clarity. The historical significance and modern-day relevance of piracy. The concept of interoception and its role in navigating uncertainty. Sam's work with the Uncertainty Experts and its impact on individuals and organizations. Practical advice for rebels and pirates in waiting. Links from Episode Sam Conniff website: [samconniff.com](https://www.samconniff.com/) Sam Conniff’s book: [Be More Pirate](https://bemorepirate.com) Uncertainty Experts: [uncertaintyexperts.com](https://uncertaintyexperts.com) Michael Dargie: [MichaelDargie.com](https://michaeldargie.com)

    • 58 min

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