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A podcast for people who want to make an impact in the world with their life's work. We interview entrepreneurs, experts, and artists who will give you insights from their lives so you can live a life with more intent. If you're interested in work life balance, following your passions, making yourself an MVP in any arena, and self employment, then you're in the right place. Discover how you can create income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Other topics include business essentials, productivity, motivation, growing an audience, marketing, self employment advice, work-life balance and all the modern online business stuff.

The Angles of Lattitude Podcast: Learn from the Successes of the Creatively Self Employe‪d‬ New Inceptions with JC Preston

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

A podcast for people who want to make an impact in the world with their life's work. We interview entrepreneurs, experts, and artists who will give you insights from their lives so you can live a life with more intent. If you're interested in work life balance, following your passions, making yourself an MVP in any arena, and self employment, then you're in the right place. Discover how you can create income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Other topics include business essentials, productivity, motivation, growing an audience, marketing, self employment advice, work-life balance and all the modern online business stuff.

    Rich “Trigger” Bontrager – Using Zoom Like a Pro: Embracing the World Stage as a Business Owner (AoL 194)

    Rich “Trigger” Bontrager – Using Zoom Like a Pro: Embracing the World Stage as a Business Owner (AoL 194)

    In 2020, using Zoom has become commonplace for businesses and schools alike. Since so many people have become familiar with the platform, it only makes sense that there are ways we should or shouldn't use the platform. Whether you're a business leader, a member of a nonprofit, or a teacher, no one wants to attend a zoom meeting where the presenters aren't engaging.In this session of the show, Andy and I have the opportunity to speak with someone who has made it his mission to help others harness the power of the virtual stage.More specifically, the Trigger, Rich Bontrager, coaches his clients to be better presenters through time proven broadcasting techniques.In this conversion, we explore why his approach makes such a big difference when you're trying to seperate yourself from the pack in virtual presentations.Enjoy!







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    * Even though Rich grew up with a stutter, how was he initially called into the speaking world? 10:16* Where many people might use bad experiences as excuses to not overcome, Trigger has used them to catapult them to the next level. How has he been able to do that? 12:09* What has Trigger learned from his past experiences which have made him a better communicator? 15:34* How did he get started in pastoring? 16:52* How can someone learn to regularly change of their pace a bit when it comes to speaking? 21:22* What are some things leaders shouldn't hesitate to implement as we're going forward in 2021? 23:44* How can someone come off as authoritative, confident, and natural on Zoom? 28:09* What are common blunders business leaders make when they go onto the virtual stage? 31:39* Where should we focus our eyes in a Zoom conversation? 33:46* What are some things people should be looking forward to going forward in this new world of online stages? 37:40* What in particular is Rich looking forward to as we move into the pandemic adjusted economy? 40:05* Who are three speakers who have launched Rich to where he's at today? 42:49* What's the biggest plot twist he's experienced in day to day life? 43:15* What's something every high school student must know? 43:52* Who gave him the best advice he's ever received? 44:13* What's it mean to live a life of abundance? 44:43







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    Green Screen Tips and Tricks

    • 48 min
    George Campbell & Jim Packard – Eliminating Self Sabotaging Behavior: How the Power of Habit Is Essential to Goal Achievement (AoL 193)

    George Campbell & Jim Packard – Eliminating Self Sabotaging Behavior: How the Power of Habit Is Essential to Goal Achievement (AoL 193)

    Self sabotaging behavior is a common theme when it comes to personal and business development (or the lack thereof). Whether it's the lack of willpower to get healthier, the determination it takes to go through college, or the focus it takes to build one's business, there's one thing that is certain when it comes to accomplishment: setting a goal is one thing - but actually achieving that goal is something completely different.In this session of the show, Ya'el Johnson and I get to talk to two completely different kinds of individuals who have made it their passion to help others figure out how to achieve goals like this.Through their app called the Consistency Chain, they're helping tons of people build good habits in place of the ones that have lead them to where they are now.In their recent book built on the same premise, The Consistency Chain for Network Marketing, authors George Campbell & Jim Packard suggest that the main reason that people don't do well with network marketing is that they simply haven't built the right habits to actually grow their business. Interestingly, George goes on to say that he was only successful when he realized he was the common denominator between all these opportunities.In this conversion, we explore how they came to that conclusion and some of the concepts one should consider when trying to achieve anything in this world - let alone building a network marketing business!Enjoy!







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    * As enthusiasts of the industry, how did George and Jim get into Network Marketing initially? 12:55* How do you know when you're working with the right business when it comes to network marketing? 21:18* How did Jim & George realize they were on to something when they felt the 80/20 rule applies to those who are successful in network marketing? 26:24* How do they give themselves milestones on a regular basis to keep them going in their journey? 30:17* What are some of the ways that people are using the Consistency Chain app in their daily lives? 37:17* What are some of the things George and Jim are looking forward to moving forward in 2021? 42:10* Who are Jim and George's personal influencers and teachers? 45:23* What's the biggest plot twist they've seen in their day to day life? 48:43* Is there a particular gift they like giving others? 50:31* What is something they've become good at saying no to? 52:33* How does someone realize they're living their own personal mission? 53:59







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    Marshmallow TestSeinfeldJay Abraham - Getting Everything You Can Out of All You Got (Amazon Link)Jim RohnDale Carnegie

    • 59 min
    Desmond Clark – Creating a Standard of Winning – Key Insights for Developing Lifelong Skills for Success (AoL 192)

    Desmond Clark – Creating a Standard of Winning – Key Insights for Developing Lifelong Skills for Success (AoL 192)

    As we're getting started in this second year of potentially a two or three year pandemic "clean up" plan, there's going to be plenty of time for us to really adjust and think about where we fit in the world. It's a great time to develop our skills for success.What do I mean by that? Well, it's a forced transition period for all of us. What might have been our identity in the past, might not work in the PAE.That said, one group of individuals who all have to go through this major life change sometime in their career are professional athletes. Like our guest, Desmond "Dez" Clark says, if your identity was wrapped up into your job (as an athlete), you're going to have issues when you can't do that job anymore.Luckily for Dez, he knew who he was before his career as a professional athlete. So when he finished up, yes, there was a transition period, but he was the same Dez who used the game as a means to get what he wanted.In this chat with him, Ya'el and I learn a little bit of what he's learned over the years through these transitions and how he's been able to stay the course during his life using those experiences.Enjoy!







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    * Where did Desmond's early leadership mentality come from? 8:46* How did he develop a vision for his athletic life and able to stick to it? 12:11* When did Dez realize it was time to transition into a new life/identity? 17:07* Why does he believe his success wasn't a coincidence? 20:50* How did Dez start realizing that failures aren't necessarily endings but just learning opportunities no matter the cost? 25:00* How does he actively build relationships to help him and those around him get to the next level? 28:11* Is there a secret to gauging if a conversation is a winning conversation? 29:43* What's a bad day look like to Dez? 38:25* What is he looking forward to in 2021? 41:06* Which teachers have helped him get to where he's at today? 42:53* If he could ask anyone living a dead a question, who and what would he ask? 43:11* Which issue should be discussed more today, yet hardly anyone does? 44:01* What advice does he hear adults give children which he'd like to call BS on? 44:21* What's the secret to achieving personal freedom? 45:02







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    Highlights from Dez’s NFL Career















    Dez shares discusses his role as President of the NFL Alumni Chicago Chapter















    Kevin Hicks interviews Dez















    Tim Schumm interviews Dez























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    • 49 min
    Marek Zmyslowski – Building Companies Abroad: Key Do’s and Don’ts when Investing In Businesses Outside the First World (AoL 191)

    Marek Zmyslowski – Building Companies Abroad: Key Do’s and Don’ts when Investing In Businesses Outside the First World (AoL 191)

    Welcome to 2021, everyone. What an interesting ride it's been... and we're not out of woods yet. However, if you're interested in building companies (and who isn't these days?), I'm really feeling hope in the air. Hope of a fresh start.If anyone knows about fresh starts, it's this session's guest Marek Zmyslowski. He's had a couple in his career - but one he's most notable for is the one he had to go through as he was writing his book Chasing Black Unicorns.In his book, Marek shares with us the story of why and how he built the Amazon of Africa... but then how selecting a bad business partner eventually got him in hot water with Interpol... and what he learned from the whole ordeal.In our conversation with Marek, new co-host Ya'el and I explore some of the items Marek has learned you want to do or don't do when you're building companies in up and coming countries.Enjoy!







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    * What was Marek's first business? 10:08* What were some of the key steps he took to get some of his first ventures started? 14:23* How did Marek come to the decision to buy out his business partner when things started going south? 17:54* How was Marek able to move past the drama with Interpol and his business partner? 23:19* In which ways has Marek been able to leverage his experience into positives today? 29:12* What has Marek done for his own pandemic pivot? 32:04* Who are three influencers or teachers which have helped him get to where he's at today? 35:47* What's been the biggest plot twist he's seen in his day to day life? 37:56* What's something he feels is going to change entrepreneurship in the future, and what specifically is he excited about? 39:15* Which message in the world is a disservice to youth? 43:49* How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 47:13







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    Marek Online: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, InstagramCohost: Ya’el JohnsonPowered By: Groove (formerly Groovefunnels) - Get all your online marketing needs under one roof... currently for a lifetime deal!







    Tony RobbinsTim FerrissJoe Rogan’s podcast







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    Introduction of Chasing Black Unicorns















    Marek’s TEDx on becoming Interpol’s most wanted criminal















    Marek’s talk on the LetsDoHumans Podcast















    Marek Chatting with Candice Horbacz

    • 51 min
    Emily Mishler – Perspective for the Young Professional: Why Authenticity Wins when Building Your Network (AoL 190)

    Emily Mishler – Perspective for the Young Professional: Why Authenticity Wins when Building Your Network (AoL 190)

    As we're quickly hurtling towards 2021, many a young professional is finding it harder and harder to sync into the "real world" once they're out of college. For me, it's been over 10 years since I got out. And it took me quite awhile to get my bearings. I can only imagine what it's like now as the world is changing faster and faster outside the ivory tower of academia.Personally, I think 2020 has been a wake up call in more ways than one. Sure, we've been talking about pivoting all year since the virus officially dropped. But one thing we haven't discussed is the need for better networking skills.For yours truly, I struggled with this for awhile when I got out of school. In fact, I wasn't all that great at it even when I started this podcast. However, it was through the podcast, that I have been able to build my networking skills. It's definitely not the same perspective I have on the art as I did when I first entered into the "real world". It would have been nice to have been taught some of the stuff you'll learn in today's conversation in school.So, if you're a young professional, entering the workforce, or have an expendable entry level position, what can you do to hedge your bets? Well, I think a great start is to look at someone like Emily Mishler as a fine example of how to get yourself out there.Listen in as Andy and I find out how she's been able to reach the professional level she has as a late 20-something.Enjoy!







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    How was Emily able to be as productive as she was during her college years? 11:08How can a young professional leverage their network to build something they'll be really proud of? 15:44What are some common misconceptions that younger people have about networking? 18:37If someone wants to begin networking, what would Emily recommend as a starting strategy? 23:03What advice would Emily have for those who have multiple passions and is having a hard time focusing on single passion because they feel if they focus on one that it will be on the expense of the others? 29:11How has Emily been able to pivot in 2020? 31:46What is Emily's favorite opening line for networking? 35:12Which one book, one film, and one song would Emily add to the national curriculum? 36:06What has she been learning about recently that she's super excited to implement? 36:36Is there something specific that each high school student must know? 37:49What's it mean to live a life of abundance? 38:29







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    * Emily Online: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram* Cohost: Andy Dix* Powered By: Uncover Your Personal Mission* Cobra Kai* The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Amazon Link)* Eat Pray Love* Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder







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    • 44 min
    Casey Sharperson – Believe in Your Better Tomorrow – How to Build Confidence and Achieve Your Dreams (AoL 189)

    Casey Sharperson – Believe in Your Better Tomorrow – How to Build Confidence and Achieve Your Dreams (AoL 189)

    As 2020 is coming quickly to an end, we're moving closer to favorable conditions to be creatively self employed. However, that might be easier said than done. For many, the pandemic has set people back in more ways than one. If we want to build confidence going into the new year and to be a player in the Pandemic Adjusted Economy (PAE), we'll likely need to rebuild and equip ourselves with new expectations of what's possible.Personally, I feel that 2020 has helped me reflect and improve my vision of what my businesses can be. In fact, we're improving the model of everything I'm involved with. I've certainly learned a few lessons from this past year. More so how to build businesses that are pandemic proof!However, I understand that not everyone has been able to gain that clarity. In fact, I think a lot of people who've lost their business aren't quite sure how to pick things up to rebuild. Or, even if they'd want to. Or maybe, someone's been waiting for the best time to start out on their own - but they're especially not sure if NOW is the best time to get started.Here's the thing: everyone who was affected by COVID-19 will still have to start from a level playing ground when we're given the greenlight to begin again.So don't let your fears hold you back. Reach out and find those who can be a catalyst for what you're trying to achieve.One such person I'd recommend reaching out to is this session's guest, Casey Sharperson. In this conversation, she shares with us how she made the jump BEFORE the pandemic hit and how she's already helping others do the same.







    Listen in as Veronica and I find out what it means to take charge of your story and use it to your advantage to move forward.Enjoy!







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    * Who was Casey growing up and how would her own Disney movie begin? 9:44* How did her mentor, Alice Carson Tisdale, affect her and where she saw her life going? 12:17* Was there a "catalyst moment" during her corporate career which made Casey start on her own path? 18:41* When it comes to working with Millennials, where does she start in the process of helping a client? 23:54* How can someone use rejection as a catalyst for change and growth themselves? 28:05* How has Casey pursued her vision as opposed to simply dreaming and hoping things will come true? 32:45* What's it take to leverage one's own story to build a brand and fans who love them? 37:06* If someone hasn't found their "story" yet, is it possible for them to build a brand? 40:30* Has any of her clients realized their own personal story under her watch, and if so, what was the transformation like? 43:31* What would the world look like if everyone had their own personal transformation experience where they actually step into who they are? 47:17* What in particular is Casey focused on for the near future? 48:43* Who are three influencers/teachers who have helped her become who she is today? 50:28* What gift does she like giving others? 52:50* Which issue does she believe more people should be discussing yet hardly anyone is? 53:48* Which ad would she place into the world if it didn't cost anything? 55:16* How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 55:38







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    • 59 min

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