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So... the big question is this... how are ambitious people like us... who don't have a lot of resources...did not go to ivy league colleges...were not born into wealth...how do we become resourceful enough...use our creativity...our dedication...and little bit of crazy...to bootstrap our way to realizing our dreams...whether it is launching a new company...launching a new app...making it to the top of corporate ladder. That is the question, and this podcast... will give you the answers.
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So... the big question is this... how are ambitious people like us... who don't have a lot of resources...did not go to ivy league colleges...were not born into wealth...how do we become resourceful enough...use our creativity...our dedication...and little bit of crazy...to bootstrap our way to realizing our dreams...whether it is launching a new company...launching a new app...making it to the top of corporate ladder. That is the question, and this podcast... will give you the answers.
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    #196 Entertainment | Larry Namer | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    #196 Entertainment | Larry Namer | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    Larry is the founder of E! Entertainment TV and has been in the media sector for over five decades. 

    E! has a presence in over 140 countries and is the number one influencer of pop culture in the world. In the United States alone, E! is available to 92.4 million households. After E!Larry created and launched several companies in the United States and overseas, including Steeplechase Media, Comspan Communications, and Comspan Russia. 

    In 1989, Larry was awarded the President's Award from the National Cable Television Association. He is currently the President of Metan Global Entertainment. Metan is a very modern take on how media companies must structure in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. 

    Larry has also been associated with LJN media as a Chairman. Today, Larry is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on new technology and how it is fundamentally altering the business of international media and entertainment. Among the companies that have enlisted his expertise are Microsoft, Digeo, World Digital Media Group, EchoStar, and Sirius Radio network.

    Here we learn about:

    (1:50) How did you get into the media industry?
    (3:20) Larry talks about the idea behind E! Entertainment TV
    (8:40) Challenges faced by Larry
    (10:45) Larry talks about his vision for his business.
    (13:00) Larry on typical state of mind of an entrepreneur
    (17:40) How to become resilient?
    (22:00) Larry’s views on entrepreneur behavior
    (26:00) How can story-telling be more effective?
    (30:12) How to build an audience?
    (33:00) How do you think the advertising world is going to change?
    Find Larry on:

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-namer-18b6a/

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    Manuj’s stories:

    Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com
    And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com

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    • 39 min
    #195 Building a Business | Timothy dick | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    #195 Building a Business | Timothy dick | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Timothy dick.

    Timothy is a life-long, seasoned entrepreneur, founder, and CEO that has built multiple successful companies from the ground up. I've also helped build industry icons such as HostGator which grew from a small company to over 3,000,000 websites hosted during my time there.

    Timothy is also the founder and CEO of VOIPO and ProfitLayer. He has been a 3 time Inc 5000 CEO and a Former HostGator Executive as well.

    Timothy is a life-long, seasoned entrepreneur, founder, and CEO that has built multiple successful companies from the ground up. 

    He has helped build industry icons such as HostGator which grew from a small company to over 3,000,000 websites hosted during his time there.

    He is an active investor with investments in well-known tech companies like Zenefits, Postmates, Instacart, and many more.

    His broad experience with both small businesses and rapidly scaling large businesses gives him a lot of perspective and insight that he can use to help solve the toughest business problems or grow and scale businesses.

    Here we learn about:

    (1:14) Timothy talks about his early days in HostGator.
    (13:25)Timothy shares about his success and the scale of business he achieved
    (16:30) How do you manage to provide good service to a big customer size?
    (23:10) Timothy talks about having no outside investment and building a giant business.
    (30:30) Timothy on handling success at such and early age
    (45:40) Problems increase but so does handling capacity
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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal

    Manuj’s stories:
    Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com
    And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com

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    • 56 min
    #194 The Art of Investing | Russell Dalgleish | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    #194 The Art of Investing | Russell Dalgleish | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Russell Dalgleish.
    Russell Dalgleish, also known as the “Tall Scottish Guy”, has had a thriving career as not only a serial entrepreneur but an Investor, Strategist, Director, and member of the Advisory Board at the Scottish Government’s Board of Trade and Public sector incubator CivTech Programme.

    He is a board-level advisor, coach, or mentor with the drive, international experience, and global network to make a difference.

    Apart from that, he is also an articulate speaker or a panel member with an in-depth appreciation of business in our disruptive age.

    Russell is the founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners as well as an angel investor. In his earlier career, he has held board leadership positions with International companies achieving turnover in excess of £200m.

    Today he sits on the boards on ten companies and organizations covering Technology, Leadership, Legal and Educational sectors.
     In 2015 he co-founded Scottish Business Network, which is now the largest Business diaspora based network in the UK and has been recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs.

    Here we learn about:

    (1:44) Russell shares stories about his entrepreneurial journey.
    (3:45) Russell’s transition from a technological background to the business background.
    (5:21) Should people become an expert in one lane or try to be multi-faceted?
    (7:16) Different styles of business in different places.
    (8:56) What percentage of countries are safe to do business in?
    (10:12) The story behind the name “Tall Scottish Guy”.
    (14:00) How to approach successful people for help?
    (17:00) How do you pick companies to invest and work on?
    (19:54) Russel’s views on the investors checking up the projects in the industry.
    (23:20) How did you conceive of this idea?
    (27:18) Why is it limited to Scottish people only?
    (28:40) Can you share some challenges/ problems you faced?
    (30:55) How do you assemble a dream team when you don’t have money?
    (38:30) How do you think the business world will change after Covid-19?
    Find Russel on:

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russelldalgleish/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009205580226
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RussellExolta
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/russellexolta/

    Reach us on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwal
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/manujagro
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal

    Manuj’s stories:

    Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com
    And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com

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    • 43 min
    #193 The Power of Mind | Steve Adams | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    #193 The Power of Mind | Steve Adams | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Steve Adams

    Steve Adams is the CEO of Tiger Neuroscience. 

    He completed his Masters in Finance from Grand Valley State University.

    His career began at NBD Bancorp (now owned by JPMorgan Chase) where he rose through the ranks and became the Vice President.

    Steve has cracked a scientifically proven way to protect your health and productivity, without prescription drugs or leaving your home. He has simplified the peak performance formula.
        
           Performance = Skill - Interference.

    His ground-breaking solutions lead to the accelerated achievement of goals, improvement in long-term health trajectory, and bring in enormous savings.

    Neurofeedback was originally born at NASA in the ‘60s and is now used by Silicon Valley executives, Navy SEALs, NFL quarterbacks, and other peak performers as well.

    Here Steve talks about:

    (1:05) How did Steve get into Neuroscience?                                           
    (3:00) Steve’s transformation through brain training.                                                                
    (4:36) How long did the Brain training take?                                                                                
    (5:40) Steve discusses various ways to improve Mental Health.                                            
    (8:15) Steve explains if Brain fix is a One-time process.                                                           
    (9:59) Steve clarifies between various approaches to brain-fix.                                              
    (11:16) How to make people believe in the idea of relaxation?                                               
    (15:10) Steve talks about the importance of  Sleep management.                                        
    (18:00) Steve’s views on the use of alcohol.                                                                                
    (19:15) What is Heart Rate Variability and its benefits?                                                           
    (22:10) Case study on the results of Brain Training                                                               
    (26:19) Why can’t people achieve their goals?                                                                             
    ( 28:19) How to overcome mental obstacles?                                                                    
    ( 30:32) How to figure out what our Heart Rate Variability is?                                       
    Find Steve on:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-adams-1036001a0/

    Reach us on:
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwal
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/manujagro
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal

    Manuj’s stories:

    Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com
    And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com

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    • 35 min
    #192 How to create a BRAND | Jeffrey Madoff | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    #192 How to create a BRAND | Jeffrey Madoff | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Jeffrey Madoff
    Jeffrey Madoff is an immensely successful director, photographer, writer, and professor in New York City. He is the founder and CEO of Madoff Productions, a film production company that creates award-winning branded content. 

    Jeffrey has edited and directed award-winning commercials, documentaries, and web content around the world for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Tiffany, Radio City, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Harvard University and Weill Cornell Medical College.

    He is a sought after speaker and has lectured at NYU Steinhardt, F.I.T., Google Next, Wharton School, NC State & SXSW in Brazil, Verizon, and Barclay’s RISE.

    He has written and is the Executive Producer of a play about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Lloyd Price which premiers in May of 2021 at People’s Light Theater.

    He is an adjunct professor at Parsons School for Design, teaching a course he developed called “Creativity: Making a Living With Your Ideas”. 

    Here Jeffrey talks about:

    (1:29) Jeffrey talks about his early life and his rise to the top.                                                                            
    (7:16) The challenges Jeffrey faced and the impact they had on his career.                                     
    (14:18) ‘People should be ready to make mistakes, face failures, and learn from them.’              
    (16:01) Jeffrey talks about his plans for the future.                                                                             
    (26:52) What does branding mean?                                                                                                        
    (30:58) Jeffrey’s advice to people with little resources but want to make a brand name ?             
    (38:30) Every brand has a story behind it. What’s yours?                                                                 
    (40:04) Jeffrey talks about his courses.                                                                                                   

    Find Jeffrey On:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/b-jeffrey-madoff-5baa8074/

    Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas: 
    https://amzn.to/3feJcR6

    Reach us on :

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwal

    Instagram:https://instagram.com/manujagro

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal

    Manuj’s stories:

    Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com

    And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com

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    • 55 min
    #191 Understanding your Passion | Craig Handley | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    #191 Understanding your Passion | Craig Handley | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

    Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dreams show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Craig Handley
    Craig Handley is the CEO and founder of the hugely successful “Listen Up Espanol,” which was named #1 in Business Products and Service (#27 overall) on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list.  An expert in Hispanic Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, and Sales and Brand expansion, Craig Handley is the best selling author of  “Hired to Quit”. His businesses employ over 1,000 employees and have cumulatively done over 500 million in sales within the last five years to Hispanics in the USA.

    Craig served five years in the U.S. Army infantry during the first Iraqi war. He is an accomplished musician and stand-up comedian. He has composed hundreds of songs, from rap to pop to ballads to humorous parodies, and has hosted the Adult Entertainment Awards.
    Craig is the 85th civilian ever to jump out of a plane from over 32,000 feet.
    He believes that with faith and a little courage, anything is possible.

    Here Craig talks about

    (1:33) Craig talks about his early life experiences.                                                                         
    (5:44) Craig talks about his time in the army                                                                                   
    (7:43) Craig’s taste in music and it’s evolution.                                                                                
    (9:12) Craig’s journey in the field of comedy.                                                                              
    (11:22) How to learn something new and be successful at it?                                                
    (17:14) How ego stops people from reaching their potential.                                                      
    (18:36) How to get good at sales?                                                                                                   
    (25:10) How Craig met Richard Branson?                                                                                       
    (27:33) How to understand what people are looking for and create a brand?                          
    (31:17) How to make people passionate about business?                                                          
    (34:17) Craig’s take on how much people pay attention to culture?                                      
    (37:00) Craig’s plans for the future.                                                                                                    
    (40:20) Craig’s message for the audience.                                                                                       
    Find Craig on:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craighandley/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/craighandley
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craighandley/
    Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craighandley/

    Reach us on:

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwal
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/manujagro
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal

    Manuj’s stories:

    Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com
    And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com

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    • 48 min

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