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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

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Welcome to the Success Story Podcast, hosted by entrepreneur, business executive, author, educator & speaker, Scott D. Clary (@scottdclary).

On this podcast, you'll find interviews, Q&A, keynote presentations & conversations on sales, marketing, business, startups and entrepreneurship.

Scott will discuss some of the lessons he's learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas and insights.

He sits down with leaders and mentors and unpacks their story to help pass those lessons onto others through both experiences and tactical strategy for business professionals, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
To get more of the Success Story podcast, go to www.successstorypodcast.com.

    Bob Knakal - RK Real Estate | Selling $21+ Billion

    Bob Knakal - RK Real Estate | Selling $21+ Billion

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Bob Knackal is a senior managing director and the head of the New York Private Capital Group at JLL, a global leader in real estate services and investment management. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Bob has brokered more than 2,000 property sales in New York City, totaling over $18 billion in value. He is widely recognized as one of the most influential and successful brokers in the country.
    Bob began his career in 1984 at CB Richard Ellis, where he met his longtime partner Paul Massey. In 1988, they founded Massey Knakal Realty Services, which became the #1 building sales firm in New York. In 2015, they sold their firm to Cushman & Wakefield for $100m, where Bob served as the chairman of New York Investment Sales until 2018. 

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:27 - $21B Sales Secrets Unveiled
    05:21 - Bob's Real Estate Journey
    09:48 - 1980s vs Today: Competition in Real Estate
    12:30 - Passion for Commercial Real Estate
    14:55 - Inside a Commercial Real Estate Deal
    19:22 - Delayed Gratification vs Real Estate Success
    22:00 - Sponsor: The Hustle Daily Show
    22:44 - Brokerage Venture Origins
    25:25 - Building a Brokerage Empire
    29:52 - Leading Through Crisis
    32:53 - Toughest Leadership Decision
    36:49 - Manhattan's Every Block Mission
    43:12 - Connect with Bob Online
    43:48 - Advice for 20-Year-Old Self
    44:07 - Defining Success


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    • 44 min
    Joe De Sena - Founder and CEO of Spartan | The Spartan Mindset

    Joe De Sena - Founder and CEO of Spartan | The Spartan Mindset

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports brand. Growing up in working-class Queens, De Sena has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit since his preteens. He built a multimillion-dollar pool cleaning business before moving to Wall Street, where he started his own trading firm. In 2001, De Sena fled Wall Street for Riverside Farm in rural Vermont. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for adventure races and endurance events, and Spartan Race was born.
    De Sena has built Spartan into a global fitness and wellness brand, with a 10 million+ community of athletes across the globe. Under his leadership, Spartan’s portfolio of brands has grown to include Spartan Trail, DEKA, La Ruta, Tough Mudder, and HIGHLANDER.
    A New York Times bestselling author, De Sena’s latest book, 10 Rules for Resilience: Mental Toughness for Families, hit bookstores last October.

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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephdesena/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:18 - Military - A Must for Everyone?
    05:34 - Fitness Decline in the US
    11:40 - Joe's Fitness Journey
    17:58 - Decade of Racing Insights
    19:45 - Sponsor: The Hustle Daily Show
    20:29 - Spartan Race Recruitment 
    27:40 - Simplifying Health Goals 
    35:35 - Building a Personal Brand
    38:02 - Pandemic's Impact on Brand Building
    40:44 - Evolving Through Challenges
    42:22 - What’s Next for Joe De Sena?
    44:15 - Advice to 20-Year-Old Self
    44:31 - Connect with Joe Online
    47:23 - Defining Success


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    • 48 min
    Karen Asprea - Interior Designer & Founder of Karen Asprea Studio | Billion Dollar Designs

    Karen Asprea - Interior Designer & Founder of Karen Asprea Studio | Billion Dollar Designs

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Karen Asprea is a renowned interior designer based in New York City and Miami, with a passion for creating luxury spaces that reflect her clients' vision and lifestyle. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Karen has designed over 5 million square feet of new residential construction, as well as private homes and commercial spaces. Her portfolio includes some of the most prestigious projects in the city, such as 56 Leonard, 111 Murray, and 50 West.
    Karen's design philosophy is to create timeless and elegant interiors that balance functionality and aesthetics. She believes that every space has a story to tell, and she strives to bring that story to life through custom furnishings, millwork, lighting, and art. Whether it is a residential development, a private home, or a commercial space, Karen Asprea Studio can transform any space into a masterpiece of design.

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    https://www.instagram.com/karenaspreastudio/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-asprea/
    https://www.karenasprea.com/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    01:33 - Is Creativity Teachable?
    04:43 - Navigating Career Choices
    08:00 - Elevating Your Career Game
    10:30 - Key to Karen's Success
    13:10 - Future-Proofing Strategies
    15:45 - Karen's Design Philosophy
    25:36 - Home Designing Tips
    30:45 - Fast Shopping Insights
    36:40 - Wellness Through Design
    41:20 - Sponsor: The Hustle Daily Show
    42:05 - Prolificacy and Expensiveness of Fake Material 
    46:30 - Business Success Stages
    52:24 - Entrepreneurial Energy Struggles
    1:00:16 - Resilience Practices
    1:07:30 - Avoiding Victimhood
    1:11:41 - Unwavering Self-Belief
    1:16:21 - Connect with Karen Online
    1:17:30 - Advice for 20-Year-Old Self
    1:19:46 - Defining Success


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Lessons - Why Pro Athletes Become Business Leaders | Chris Pronger, NHL All-Star

    Lessons - Why Pro Athletes Become Business Leaders | Chris Pronger, NHL All-Star

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we get an inside look at how hockey great and NHL All Star, Chris Pronger developed the discipline, mindset, and leadership skills that translated from elite athlete to business success. Listen and learn from Pronger's insights on motivation, continuous improvement, and the importance of preparation.

    Mastering Leadership: Get advice on becoming your own toughest critic to drive excellence, fostering accountability, and leading by example to get the best out of your team. Pronger offers specific takeaways, from overcoming setbacks to harnessing your unique skillset.

    The Winning Mindset: Discover the sacrifices and commitment needed for greatness. Chris speaks candidly about overcoming self-doubt, the mental tricks he used to push harder, and his belief in consistent performance.

    Unstoppable Preparation: Get the keys to Pronger's off-season regimen to improve strength and weaknesses. It's about more than just training; it's building stamina for success in the face of long, pressure-filled seasons.

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    • 8 min
    Dr. Layne Norton - Founder of BioLayne | The Science Behind Health & Nutrition

    Dr. Layne Norton - Founder of BioLayne | The Science Behind Health & Nutrition

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    ➡️ About The Guest
    Layne Norton is a scientist, coach, author, podcaster, and world champion athlete. He has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and a BS in Biochemistry, and he is passionate about sharing his evidence-based knowledge and experience on fitness, nutrition, training, and health. 
    He is the founder of Carbon, a nutrition coaching app that helps people achieve their goals with personalized and flexible diet plans. He is also the creator of Outwork Nutrition, a line of research-backed supplements that support performance and health. He hosts the Biolayne Podcast, where he interviews experts and influencers on various topics related to fitness and nutrition. He also runs a popular YouTube channel with over 358K subscribers, where he educates, entertains, and debunks myths and misinformation in the fitness industry. 
    As a competitor, Layne has won multiple titles in natural bodybuilding and powerlifting, including the IPF 93 kg world record for squat. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and respected figures in the fitness community.

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    https://biolayne.com/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points
    00:00 - Introduction
    01:33 - Pseudoscience in Health
    09:44 - Diets & Psychology
    16:41 - Muscle Preservation and Cognitive Performance Diets
    20:08 - Natural vs Unnatural Diets
    25:17 - Food and Nutrition Misinformation
    33:41 - Sponsor: The Hustle Daily Show
    34:26 - Health and Nutrition Myths
    36:27 - Longevity Secrets
    44:24 - Examining Government Food Pyramids
    48:00 - Misinterpretations Regarding Seed Oils
    55:58 - Resistance Training Dominance
    1:02:52 - Layne Norton's Supplement Picks
    1:07:08 - Red Flags in Health and Nutrition
    1:09:42 - Defining Success


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Lessons - The Transformative Power of Language | Valerie Fridland, Professor, Sociolinguist, and Author

    Lessons - The Transformative Power of Language | Valerie Fridland, Professor, Sociolinguist, and Author

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    In this "Lessons" episode, we dive into the surprising power of language with linguist and author Valerie Fridland. Listen as she explains how language biases inform our perceptions and even our careers. Plus, hear how history and even gender roles have shaped the ways we speak today.

    The Power of Perception: How and why your speech might influence a job interview, business opportunity, or even your social identity. Learn to break down those unconscious biases.

    How Women Lead Change: Did you know women typically lead shifts in how we speak? Fridland offers fascinating historical examples to prove how our modern "norms" in language often evolved this way.

    Watch Out for These Habits: Though Fridland doesn't outright declare these "bad", get insight into speech patterns like vocal fry and discourse markers ("like", "well", "oh") that are frequently judged unfairly due to biases.

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    • 9 min

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Chirsuri2709 ,

Smart and entertaining podcast. Great guests.

I listen to maybe one or two business podcasts at most. Valuetainment, and Tim Ferris. This is definitely up there in terms of smart conversations with amazing people. Great show Scott. Adding Success Story to my list.

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