314 episodes

The goal of this show is to bring my experience (both successes and failures) to the table and to share some of my insights to building businesses and relationships. I’ll also interview fellow entrepreneurs to inspire and give you some tools you may need on your journey to grow your personal brand, create a successful podcast, and how to align it all with business and spiritual growth! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/erikecabral/support

Entrepreneurs Circle Erik Cabral

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The goal of this show is to bring my experience (both successes and failures) to the table and to share some of my insights to building businesses and relationships. I’ll also interview fellow entrepreneurs to inspire and give you some tools you may need on your journey to grow your personal brand, create a successful podcast, and how to align it all with business and spiritual growth! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/erikecabral/support

    E313: From Investor to Franchise Mogul: Bennett Maxwell's Journey with Dirty Dough

    E313: From Investor to Franchise Mogul: Bennett Maxwell's Journey with Dirty Dough

    Ever wonder how entrepreneurs balance high-growth businesses with personal fulfillment? In this episode, Erik Cabral sits down with Bennett Maxwell, founder of the Dirty Dough cookie franchise. Originally an investor, Bennett took over operations and has grown the business to over 70 locations across multiple states. But rapid expansion came with growing pains. 

    Bennett shares valuable lessons learned from legal battles, prioritizing infrastructure over outsourcing, and the importance of slowing growth to properly vet systems. You'll also hear how Bennett prioritizes family above all else, even missing an important business meeting to attend his daughter's kindergarten graduation. 

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


    Growing a food franchise at lightning speed


    Lessons learned from legal battles and competition


    Prioritizing family over work



    Episode Highlights:

    [04:20] Slowing Growth for LongevityMassively expanding the franchise too quickly led to issues retrofitting new systems. Bennett wishes he started with a co-packer instead of infrastructure to avoid risks. He now focuses on sustainable growth to continually improve franchisee success.

    [13:03] Lessons from Legal Battles in the Cookie Wars

    Bennett shares valuable lessons from the legal battles with a competitor, emphasizing the importance of thoroughly vetting branding elements and seeking legal counsel early on. He wishes he had hired a trademark attorney to properly evaluate all aspects of the Dirty Dough name and packaging design to avoid issues down the road, showing other entrepreneurs the importance of protecting their intellectual property from the start.

    [20:02] Daughter's Graduation Wins OutMissing his daughter's kindergarten graduation for a meeting wasn't an option. Bennett prioritizes family, setting boundaries to avoid workaholism despite business pressures. His mission is to find joy through challenging times.

    [24:59] Embracing Failure to Find SuccessBennett shares how dropping out of premed school to pursue door-to-door sales taught him invaluable business lessons through perceived "failures." Although everyone told him it was a mistake, he saw opportunities to learn from each rejection.

    Resources Mentioned:

    Dirty Dough

    18 Summers

    Entrepreneurs Circle podcast is an On Air Brands production.

    On Air Brands is one of the leaders for launch, production, and promotion of top-rated business and real estate investing podcasts. Reach out to On Air Brands here ---> info@onairbrands.com 

    Learn more at: www.onairbrands.com

    Find and follow Erik at: www.erikcabral.co

    Download Erik's FREE GUIDE to podcasting at: www.erikcabral.co/guide

    Check out this show and previous inspiring guests at Entrepreneurs Circle in Apple Podcasts.


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    • 32 min
    E312: The 5 Core Tenets of “Be Your Brand”

    E312: The 5 Core Tenets of “Be Your Brand”

    Ready to up-level your personal brand game? 

    In this latest episode, Erik Cabral shares his insights on the fundamental tenets needed to build a powerful personal brand. He believes embracing these pillars can boost your personal and professional impact.

    Get a dose of branding inspiration as he breaks down principles like self-awareness, authenticity, listening skills, serving others, and finding purpose.  

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


    Having a high level of awareness


    Speaking your truth authentically


    Listening with genuine curiosity


    Loving and living in service of others


    Finding your sense of purpose through meditation and reflection



    Episode Highlights:

    [00:46] Have a High Level of Awareness

    Dig deep to understand your strengths, weaknesses, what you care about, your vibe, and who you are as a person. Really knowing yourself allows you to show up naturally instead of putting on a front. You'll have clear ideas about your unique selling points and how you differ from others.

    [02:29] Speak Your Truth Authentically

    Share your true thoughts without worrying what others might think. While being vulnerable isn't always easy, it shows people the real you, which creates trust with your peeps. This lets you stand out from fake competitors and find fans of your authentic self.

    [04:05] Listen with Genuine Curiosity

    Show others you care by genuinely paying attention to what they say and asking thoughtful follow up questions to better understand their perspective. This helps you connect more authentically in conversations.

    [05:14] Love and Live in Service of Others

    Build strong connections through acts of service. While that takes effort, it can significantly benefit your brand by enhancing your reputation and fostering loyalty among those you've helped.

    [06:43] Find Your Sense of Purpose Through Reflection and Meditation

    Take time for self-reflection through meditation or prayer to gain clarity around why you do what you do and how you can best serve others with your unique talents. Having a clear purpose strengthens your brand by guiding intentional decisions aligned with your core values and mission.

    Resources Mentioned:

    Entrepreneurs Circle podcast is an On Air Brands production.

    On Air Brands is one of the leaders for launch, production, and promotion of top-rated business and real estate investing podcasts. Reach out to On Air Brands here ---> info@onairbrands.com 

    Learn more at: www.onairbrands.com

    Find and follow Erik at: www.erikcabral.co

    Download Erik's FREE GUIDE to podcasting at: www.erikcabral.co/guide

    Check out this show and previous inspiring guests at Entrepreneurs Circle in Apple Podcasts.


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    • 12 min
    E311: Rethinking Scarcity and Abundance with David Meltzer

    E311: Rethinking Scarcity and Abundance with David Meltzer

    Do you hold onto money tightly out of lingering worries about lack?

    In a raw conversation with Erik Cabral, David Meltzer recounts hitting absolute rock bottom - renting his home and car after losing everything. It was this failure, David revealed, that taught him life's most important lessons about humility, faith, and embracing mistakes. 

    Today, David shares powerful lessons on overcoming the past through vulnerability, cultivating gratitude daily despite its challenges, building community around shared life experiences, and reexamining where one's own mindset still clings to scarcity rather than abundance.

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


    Seeking humility, wisdom, and faith


    The power of gratitude


    The power of authenticity


    Building lifelong bonds through shared lessons


    Rethinking scarcity and abundance



    Episode Highlights:

    [05:35] The Power of Gratitude - Even the Simplest Acts Can Transform Your Life

    Business leader David recently shared how just saying "thank you" each day can change your mindset. While expressing gratitude takes mere seconds, it's a foundational principle many successful people practice daily. Yet it's still a struggle for most to consistently show appreciation. David's reminder? Make the small effort to practice gratitude - whether through journaling or simply smiling more - and reap big rewards. After all, gratitude is a gateway to abundance by keeping us focused on life's blessings rather than lack.

    [07:27] The Power of Authenticity: How Being Vulnerable Builds Lasting Bonds

    David was open about the importance of vulnerability in fostering real connection. By baring his weaknesses and lessons learned, David aimed to help others avoid similar pitfalls through his example of humility. His willingness to openly discuss even ongoing struggles showed that authenticity and transparency build the trust at the core of meaningful relationships.

    [11:54] Building Lifelong Bonds Through Shared Life Lessons

    David believes in the power of shared experiences to bring people together. If a lesson deeply impacts him, he works to retell it in a way that allows others to relate and draw parallels to their own lives. His goal is to communicate the universal truths that resonated with him in a manner that helps others find similar meaning. Through openly sharing these impactful moments, David aims to cultivate a community of support where people can help each other grow and learn and feel less alone in their challenges. 

    [14:39] Rethinking Scarcity and Abundance

    While you may preach the message of abundance, you too have moments where scarcity creeps in. As David realized, we all fluctuate along a spectrum rather than being fully abundant or lacking. Take his lesson - look within and identify where past scarcity still colors your mindset today. Do you overeat due to childhood memories of empty cupboards? Do you hesitate to spend money due to long-held anxieties around scarcity? By acknowledging these lingering snapshots, you can consciously shift perspectives hindering your path forward. Commit to ongoing self-reflection to dissolve scarcity's grip and more fully embrace abundance.

    Resources Mentioned:

    www.dmeltzer.com 

    Request a free signed copy of his book by emailing david@dmeltzer.com 

    Entrepreneurs Circle podcast is an On Air Brands production.

    On Air Brands is one of the leaders for launch, production, and promotion of top-rated business and real estate investing podcasts. Reach out to On Air Brands here ---> info@onairbrands.com 

    Learn more at: www.onairbrands.com

    Find and follow Erik at: www.erikcabral.co

    Download Erik's FREE GUIDE to podcasting at: www.erikcabral.co/guide

    Check out this show and previous inspiring guests at Entrepreneurs Circle in Apple Podcasts.


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    • 22 min
    E310: Raise Your Vibration with Coach Bucky O'Neill

    E310: Raise Your Vibration with Coach Bucky O'Neill

    Are you ready to elevate your life and success to the next level? In this week's episode, Erik Cabral is joined by transformation titan Bucky O'Neill - a two-decade coaching veteran who's facilitated major awakenings around the globe. 

    Buckle up as Bucky rocks the house with electrifying personal stories from his viral TED Talk, then prepares to launch you to new heights with his proven model for manifesting your highest potential. Listen and don't miss your chance to elevate yourself and manifest your highest vision!

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


    Vibrations, spirituality, and the hippies being right


    Personal growth through sports, meditation, and pivotal programs 


    Belief systems, frequencies, and patterns


    The difference between coaching and mentorship


    Pushing past resistance through coaching


    The power of vision and the frequency of vision



    Episode Highlights:

    [19:32] Raising Humanity's Vibration

    Bucky discusses how helping people evolve beyond just fulfilling basic needs for survival, security, and stability to reach self-actualization and higher levels of consciousness allows their innate creativity, relationships skills, and contributions to society to flourish. When operating from an elevated frequency through practices like meditation and spiritual development, humanity's shared vibration rises, bringing out the best in people and creating a better world for all as a result. 

    [26:13] Pushing Past Resistance Through Coaching

    Bucky uses going to the gym as an example of how resistance to change is usually caused by fear. People know they want to get in better shape, but feel uneasy about doing something different. Over time, consistency builds up momentum away from old habits. But most folks get stuck before that point, bogged down by fears and doubts stopping them from taking the first step forward out of their comfort zone. This is why coaching is valuable because the speed in which you can get there is so much faster. 

    [33:03] The Power of Vision – and the Frequency of Vision

    Bucky emphasizes that people often don't fully appreciate the true power of having a vision. It's not just about setting goals or predetermined outcomes - it's about connecting to the emotional frequency or energy that a desired outcome represents for you, even if currently beyond your reach. When envisioning success in different life areas like finances, relationships or well-being, it's less about tangible results and more about tuning into the elevated feeling, vibe or information level associated with fulfilling that vision. This frequency-based approach can provide insights and opportunities beyond what the logical mind can conceive.

    Resources Mentioned:

    Legacy and Leverage

    Bucky’s TEDTalk: A New Way to Live: The Evolution of Human Consciousness 

    The Hippies Were Right from Scientific American

    Entrepreneurs Circle podcast is an On Air Brands production.

    On Air Brands is one of the leaders for launch, production, and promotion of top-rated business and real estate investing podcasts. Reach out to On Air Brands here ---> info@onairbrands.com 

    Learn more at: www.onairbrands.com

    Find and follow Erik at: www.erikcabral.co

    Download Erik's FREE GUIDE to podcasting at: www.erikcabral.co/guide

    Check out this show and previous inspiring guests at Entrepreneurs Circle in Apple Podcasts.


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    • 57 min
    E309: 3 Hacks to Level Up Your Personal Brand

    E309: 3 Hacks to Level Up Your Personal Brand

    Is your brand all over the place? Or are you tired of feeling stuck in the same old personal brand routine? Personal branding master Erik Cabral is spilling his secrets - and it's easier than you think!

    Erik is dropping some serious gold, as he shares his top tips for developing a brand people actually connect with. First up, look within to uncover your true self. Next, he teaches how to leverage your strengths when sharing your brand. Not everyone is cut out for video - find your superpower medium! And finally, the key to lasting trust - follow through on promises!

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


    Gain clarity on your core values and message


    Leverage your strengths in communication delivery methods 


    Make promises to solve problems for your clients and community



    Episode Highlights:

    [00:05] Clarity in Communication

    Without taking the time for self-reflection to understand your core values and beliefs, how can you expect others to understand your message? The first step is gaining clarity on who you are through meditation and introspection. With a strong foundation of self-awareness, you can then focus on crafting a message that clearly communicates what you stand for to your audience. Having clarity about yourself allows you to navigate life's challenges with confidence and solve problems from a place of authenticity. 

    [01:31] Leveraging Your Strengths in Delivery

    Focus on your natural strengths when choosing a communication method like podcasting, writing, or video. Not everyone is comfortable in front of a camera, so it's key to leverage formats that play to your talents. The options range from written content like blogs and newsletters to audio-only mediums. Go "all in" on your strongest delivery approach rather than spreading yourself too thin across multiple channels. By understanding your unique abilities and preferred styles of conveying information, you can authentically connect with your audience through the right vehicles. 

    [02:51] Keeping Your Promise

    Make clear promises to your audience and be sure to follow through. Whether it's clients, family or friends, people expect commitments when interacting with brands and individuals. Think about how you uniquely solve problems for others and the assurances you can provide. By living up to the promises you make through effective clarity and delivery, you can develop meaningful connections and serve your community with confidence.

    Resources Mentioned:

    Entrepreneurs Circle podcast is an On Air Brands production.

    On Air Brands is one of the leaders for launch, production, and promotion of top-rated business and real estate investing podcasts. Reach out to On Air Brands here ---> info@onairbrands.com 

    Learn more at: www.onairbrands.com

    Find and follow Erik at: www.erikcabral.co

    Download Erik's FREE GUIDE to podcasting at: www.erikcabral.co/guide

    Check out this show and previous inspiring guests at Entrepreneurs Circle in Apple Podcasts.


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    • 9 min
    E308: A Winning Approach to Growing and Scaling Your Business with Dr. Shawn Dill & Dr. Lacey Book

    E308: A Winning Approach to Growing and Scaling Your Business with Dr. Shawn Dill & Dr. Lacey Book

    Tired of the same old routine and ready to take things to the next level? Then you don't want to miss this throwback chat with power couple Dr. Shawn Dill & Dr. Lacey Book.

    As hugely successful coaches and entrepreneurs, Sean and Lacey have helped tons of people and businesses win big. Tune in to hear their best unfiltered advice for developing a growth mindset, strengthening important relationships, and learning to delegate and mentor effectively.

    These two know what it takes to succeed, and through their Black Diamond Club community, they've helped many others do the same. Get their top tips for empowering people, expanding your network and taking your game to a whole new level.

    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:


    Creating an abundance mindset


    Opening yourself to new relationships 


    What got them to grow and scale their business


    The power of delegating responsibilities 


    Opening yourself to receiving and committing yourself to learning


    Reinvesting your money back into yourself


    The rule of ‘no compromise’ in relationships


    Why the key person in the deal is the synergist



    Episode Highlights:

    [06:14] Creating an Abundance Mindset

    Transformation begins with self-awareness. If you have a negative belief system around money, that  is going to hold you back from stepping into true abundance. Therefore, you have to shift your mindset around money and work really hard to stay in that abundance mindset. Believe that you can create and attract wealth into your life, and you have to commit to that belief.

    [08:22] Opening Yourself to New Relationships

    Opening yourself to new relationships opens the possibility for deeper connection and collaboration among people so you can amplify your message and reach more people. Constantly look for people who have a similar vision for helping other people and whatever message you want to put out to the world. While you will meet the right people, there are also people who will not be the right fit. When that happens, just move on and open yourself again to new relationships.

    [16:36] Growing and Scaling Your Business as Partners

    A lot of people working together get frustrated when they attempt to come together to become one. They think they have to sit down and both be in charge of the finances and the decisions. But once you figure out the delegation of responsibilities and learn how to utilize each other's strengths, that's how you can amplify your business. 

    This happens not just with significant others, but also in many partnerships in business. The delegation has to be clear, otherwise, you will end up becoming ineffective, hitting the limitations of growth and scale.

    Resources Mentioned:

    https://shawnandlacey.com/ 

    Black Diamond Club

    None of Your Business by Dr. Shawn Dill & Dr. Lacey Book

    Traction by Gino Wickman

    Predictable Success by Les McKeown

    Entrepreneurs Circle podcast is an On Air Brands production.

    On Air Brands is one of the leaders for launch, production, and promotion of top-rated business and real estate investing podcasts. Reach out to On Air Brands here ---> info@onairbrands.com 

    Learn more at: www.onairbrands.com

    Find and follow Erik at: www.erikcabral.co

    Download Erik's FREE GUIDE to podcasting at: www.erikcabral.co/guide

    Check out this show and previous inspiring guests at Entrepreneurs Circle in Apple Podcasts.


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    • 42 min

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