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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.

    Evan Sohn - CEO of Recruiter.com | The Secret To Retaining Talent

    Evan Sohn - CEO of Recruiter.com | The Secret To Retaining Talent

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    ➡️ About The Guest⁣
    Evan Sohn is Chief Executive Officer of Recruiter.com. He is a senior executive with 25+ years of experience in both Fortune 500 and start-up environments with a history of rapidly growing businesses, capturing market share, and multiple exits. 
    He has always had an exceptional ability and proficiency in sales, market development, corporate and product strategy, marketing, and business development. He has extensive management experience in payments, enterprise software, wireless and mobile software, security software, managed services, and penetrating new markets for new technology solutions.

    ➡️ Show Links
    https://www.instagram.com/evanhsohn/  
    https://twitter.com/esohn/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/evansohn/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points⁣
    00:00 - Intro
    04:19 - Evan Sohn’s origin story
    07:45 - What is the current state of Recruiter.com?
    10:17 - What is the current state of the job market?
    19:05 - What is the secret to retaining talent?
    22:38 - What is the model of recruiting used at Recruiter.com and what would a perfect recruiting model look like?
    36:10 - What do candidates really value in a company?
    38:02 - With people jumping companies so fast, what are companies doing to tackle the change in retirement options?
    45:12 - Where can people connect with Evan Sohn?
    46:09 - What was the biggest challenge Evan has ever faced in his personal or professional life?
    46:59 - Who has been a mentor to Evan Sohn?
    48:16 - A book or podcast recommended by Evan Sohn
    49:11 - What would Evan Sohn tell his 20-year-old self?
    50:13 - What does success mean to Evan Sohn?
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    • 56 min
    Experiencing the Magic of a ‘MENTOR MOMENT’

    Experiencing the Magic of a ‘MENTOR MOMENT’

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    Does mentorship need to be a long-term, ongoing commitment? Or can you also experience the magic of mentorship in short, momentary doses?
    After speaking to leadership extraordinaire, Scott Miller, I believe the answer is yes. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that sometimes the most powerful mentoring moments happen when you least expect them.
    This week I want to talk you through the process of finding and experiencing the power of a ‘mentor moment’. If you’ve been struggling to find a long-term mentor, or you’re daunted by the prospect of sinking time into a relationship that might not pay off, this one’s for you.

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    • 21 min
    Zeke Pike - Founder & CEO of Ez Ecomm and Credit Wipe | God, Football, and Entrepreneurship

    Zeke Pike - Founder & CEO of Ez Ecomm and Credit Wipe | God, Football, and Entrepreneurship

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    ➡️ About The Guest⁣
    Zeke Pike is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Ez Ecomm LLC and Credit Wipe. Zeke’s journey to greatness started in high school, as an All-American Quarterback. He fell into hard times throughout college, bouncing between Auburn, Louisville, and Murray State but it is through those hard times he turned his life around by founding Number8 Ministries and immersing himself in scripture.
    While building Number8 Ministries, Zeke got an unexpected call from the Indianapolis Colts to give Pike a tryout for Tight End. Eager to give his dream another chance, Zeke went for it. His time was cut short when Indianapolis decided it was no longer a good fit. Lost and looking for answers, Zeke took his first step into a flourishing industry with the dream of making it to the top right away
    Living in Boca Raton, FL, Zeke dabbled in selling on Amazon. Within a matter of a year, Zeke’s stores were producing 7-Figure numbers left and right. It was at that point Zeke realized he was onto something. Zeke’s decision to help investors create passive income streams was where his business, EZ Ecomm excelled to the next level. In a matter of months, Zeke quickly scaled EZ Ecomm to 7 figures just from investor enrollment fees with his total store sales totaling over 8 Figures. 
    EZ Ecomm intends to stand out through systems that allow every account to be taken care of in all aspects. With that in mind, it’s no telling how far Zeke & EZ Ecomm will go. A customer-first attitude is necessary to scale, and Zeke embraces that.

    ➡️ Show Links
    https://www.instagram.com/zeke.pike/ 
    https://twitter.com/zekepike8/  

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    ➡️ Talking Points⁣
    00:00 - Intro
    02:10 - Zeke Pike's origin story
    10:11 - All-American football star
    23:31 - How does Zeke Pike make sure not to spiral again?
    26:11 - How did Zeke Pike start his business?
    33:03 - What was the strategy of Zeke Pike in building the store on Amazon?
    43:47 - How does Zeke Pike scale a brand with Amazon?
    46:22 - Did Zeke Pike use influencer marketing?
    47:51 - Did Zeke Pike use Shopify? 
    53:31 - What did Zeke Pike think about whether more people will invest in these businesses?
    54:40 - How did Zeke Pike start his second business?
    1:03:34 - What should people do to improve their credit repairs?
    1:09:27 - Do more credit cards help people? 
    1:12:39 - Is Zeke Pike about to start another business?
    1:12:54 - What are the entrepreneurial lessons Zeke Pike learned from his business?
    1:13:24 - What's the first thing Zeke Pike looks for when hiring? 
    1:15:25 - What would Zeke Pike's advice be for beginners or young entrepreneurs?
    1:16:44 - What is the most essential thing according to Zeke Pike now? 
    1:22:22 - Where do people connect with Zeke Pike?
    1:23:24 - What is something that keeps Zeke up at night?
    1:24:42 - What was the biggest challenge Zeke Pike has ever had and what did he learn from it?
    1:26:26 - Who is the mentor of Zeke Pike?
    1:27:44 - A book or podcast recommended by Zeke Pike?
    1:28:18 - What would Zeke Pike tell his 20-year-old self? 
    1:28:55 - What does success mean to Zeke Pike?
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Daniel Kwak - Founder at Miotti Partners Capital | How To Become A Real Estate Millionaire By 24

    Daniel Kwak - Founder at Miotti Partners Capital | How To Become A Real Estate Millionaire By 24

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    ➡️ About The Guest⁣
    Daniel Kwak first immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 5. Due to a financially disadvantaged upbringing, at the age of 20, he had a negative amount of $187.65 in his bank account. Motivated by continued financial hardship throughout his life, he started learning about Real Estate Investing.  
    For the first two years, he learned everything he could, and at the age of 22, he did his first deal. By age 23 he had 83 rental units, along with having raised millions of dollars in capital and also having done a variety of different deals and strategies. At age 26, Daniel founded Miotti Partners Capital, a core-satellite fund that has introduced the equities fund management model into the Real Estate space for the first time. He has also traveled across the country training and mentoring hundreds and thousands of aspiring real estate investors. 
    Daniel and his brother currently run an online financial education company, along with a Youtube channel (The Kwak Brothers) that currently has around 200k subscribers. Overall, Daniel aspires to be a great husband, leader, and friend by being more aware of God's love today than the day before. 

    ➡️ Show Links
    https://www.instagram.com/thekwakbrothers/   
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dnlkwak/  
    https://thekwakbrothers.com/ 

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    ➡️ Talking Points⁣
    00:00 - Intro
    03:19 - Daniel Kwak's origin story 
    13:19 - How does Daniel use his childhood story to action what he learns?
    17:24 - What are some of the action steps that Daniel Kwak takes to grow his business?
    20:20 - What were some learnings of Daniel Kwak having 87 doors?
    24:10 - Did religion help Daniel Kwak in growing his business?
    27:26 - Why does Daniel Kwak think that it is important to speak about religion?
    29:46 - Is money regarded as good or evil in religion and how does Daniel Kwak wrestle with that? 
    35:53 - How does Daniel Kwak ground himself?
    37:35 - Does Daniel Kwak find more value in investing profit doing charity or reinvesting into business?
    40:21 - How did Daniel Kwak raise money for his book?
    44:44 - What is the reason for people pivoting into real estate?
    46:40 - What is a real estate perspective on hedging against inflation?
    51:52 - What differentiates Daniel Kwak from other entrepreneurs working in real estate investment? 
    1:01:33 - How does Daniel Kwak protect himself in the business deals he is doing?
    1:02:34 - Why did Daniel Kwak build his own personal brand?
    1:04:41 - Building a virtual relationship or community building; which one is more important?
    1:08:10 - Closing thoughts from Daniel Kwak 
    1:10:16 - What was the biggest challenge Daniel Kwak had in his personal life and how does he overcome it 
    1:10:32 - Who has been a mentor to Daniel Kwak?
    1:10:58 - A book or a podcast recommended by Daniel Kwak 
    1:11:24 - What would Daniel Kwak tell his 20-year-old self? 
    1:11:39 - What does success mean to Daniel Kwak?
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    John Assaraf - Founder & CEO of NeuroGym | Unlock Your Hidden Brain Power

    John Assaraf - Founder & CEO of NeuroGym | Unlock Your Hidden Brain Power

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    ➡️ About The Guest⁣
    John Assaraf is one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world.
    He's appeared numerous times on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
    John has built 5 multimillion-dollar companies, written 2 New York Times Bestselling books, and has been featured in 8 movies, including the blockbuster hit “The Secret”.
    Today, he is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym, a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence-based brain training methods to help individuals and corporations unlock and ignite their fullest potential. 

    ➡️ Show Links
    https://twitter.com/johnassaraf/  
    https://www.instagram.com/johnassaraf/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnassaraf/ 

    ➡️ Podcast Sponsors
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    ➡️ Talking Points⁣
    00:00 - Intro
    03:15 - John Assaraf's origin story
    11:30 - How does John Assaraf's mentor know that John Assaraf is committed?
    16:00 - How did John Assaraf navigate through the problems that other entrepreneurs have?
    30:00 - The evolution of the human brain
    34:35 - How does John Assaraf exercise the reps components of his life?
    42:03 - What should someone taking on something new be aware of?
    48:19 - What does John Assaraf mean by "fear is a go signal"?
    56:00 - What impact does John Assaraf want to leave on the world?
    56:33 - Where do people connect with John Assaraf?
    57:19 - What was the biggest challenge John Assaraf ever faced in his life? 
    58:42 - Who is the mentor of John Assaraf?
    1:00:52 - A book or a podcast recommended by John Assaraf
    1:01:51 - What would John Assaraf tell his 20-year-old self?
    1:02:09 - What does success mean to John Assaraf?
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Abby Falik - Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year | College Can Wait, Finding Your Purpose Can't

    Abby Falik - Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year | College Can Wait, Finding Your Purpose Can't

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    ➡️ About The Guest⁣
    Abby Falik is an award-winning social entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year — a nonprofit using the power of a global immersion between high school and college to unlock curiosity, conviction, and courage in our next-generation leaders. 
    A recognized expert on social innovation, leadership, and the changing landscape of education, Abby has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  
    Abby is a frequent speaker and has been featured at forums including the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Obama Foundation Summit, the Fast Company Innovation Festival, PopTech, and The Nantucket Project.  
    In 2018, Abby was named one of America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers by The Business of Giving. In 2019 she was named one of Goldman Sachs’ Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs for the third consecutive year, and in 2016 Fast Company named her one of the Most Creative People in Business. For her achievements as a social entrepreneur, she has been recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, a MindTrust Fellow, and a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur. 

    ➡️ Show Links
    https://twitter.com/abbyfalik/   
    https://www.instagram.com/abbyfalik/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbyfalik/ 

    ➡️ Podcast Sponsors
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    ➡️ Talking Points⁣
    00:00 - Intro
    03:44 - Abby Falik's origin story 
    05:05 - What was the first thing that Abby Falik did that gives a positive impact on social media?
    06:40 - What was the concept behind Global Citizen Year?
    10:13 - What is Abby Falik's opinion on the current education system?
    13:38 - How does Abby Falik teach entrepreneurship?
    15:20 - What is social entrepreneurship?
    17:48 - How does Abby Falik measure the impact of social entrepreneurship?
    18:49 - How does Abby Falik convince the investors?
    20:10 - How do we get that level of investors to follow the framework that Abby Falik has made?
    23:32 - What is Abby Falik's advice for somebody who is about to start a company?
    26:45 - What does the quote "how can we change the world from inside out" mean?
    28:15 - What are the leadership lessons of Abby Falik for getting people on board with what she thinks?
    37:09 - What are Abby Falik's thoughts about leadership and who can be a leader?
    39:59 - Where do people connect with Abby Falik and what are some of her career insights?
    42:05 - What was the biggest challenge Abby Falik had and how did she overcome it?
    43:30 - Who is the mentor of Abby Falik?
    44:21 - A book or a podcast recommendation of Abby Falik 
    44:55 - What would Abby Falik tell her 20-year-old self?
    45:03 - What does success mean to Abby Falik?
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    • 50 min

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