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The New Normal with Evan Goldberg and It's Not About You with Devora Zack
Alan welcomes his first guest Evan Goldberg - Founder and EVP of Oracle NetSuite. It's a company designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. From 11,000 companies to over 27,000 companies use NetSuite to help with their hypergrowth. Evan says during this time of dislocation and disruption there is a lot of opportunity. Companies are being built in the "new normal". One of the biggest changes is selling directly to consumers because the retailers are less reliable. Evan goes on to share the 5 benefits that his company provides. Visibility, being able to see around the bends. Agility, to be able to respond to changes. Control, knowing what is happening so there is no potential loss. Automation, we help eliminate manual tasks to allow one to focus on their mission, and lastly Collaboration, being able to work and communicate on ideas. Alan say's you need the right tools in this entrepreneur world and using artificial intelligence for practical application is the answer for the future.
Joining Alan next is Author of "The Cactus and Snowflake at Work", Devora Zack. What is the "Cactus and Snowflake"? It's the description given for the Thinkers and the Feelers. Thinkers feel and Feelers Think, say's Devora. Most of us are in the middle. She say's your life is an Ecosystem and the 3 main differences between a Cactus and a Snowflake are: The cactus leads with it's head and a Snowflake leads with it's heart. The cactus is analytical and the snowflakes are empathetic. And lastly, the cactus are direct in conversation as the snowflakes are diplomatic in situations. She believes we can work together and be symbolic which will allow us to understand ourselves and others better. Devora explains how we are all different and how we respond to things in the world shows so. She reminds us that we can't compare our insides with other people's outsides. In her book she say's the term NAY - Not About You. Most people's behaviors and mood having nothing to do with you. We need to learn to mind one's business. Devora also shares that we have 3 things we can control. Our thoughts, our words, and our actions. It's ourselves that can change and improve in order to have a better relationship with others. People are who they are. Develop a mantra that will allow you to be able to deal with certain things in today's world.
[00:00:00] The Oracle [00:05:18] 5 Benefits [00:11:30] Right Tools [00:18:50] Cactus or Snowflake? [00:26:38] Internalizing and Projecting [00:33:51] Mind Your Business
Double the Impossible with the "Iron Cowboy" James Lawrence
Alan welcomes James Lawrence, Guinness Book of World Record Breaker and family man. Author of "Redefined Impossible". In 2015 he did 50 triathlons, in 50 days, through 50 states. Why? He wanted to know his personal limits. When you reach on mountain top and you see another you want to conquer that one. Alan asked how he got the name, "Iron Cowboy". James explained that everything he did was a team effort with his family. He wanted to stand out amongst the stream of athletes so he started wearing a cowboy hat. It allowed his family to find him in the race. James continued on about his journey starting in Hawaii to Alaska, and ended in Utah. Each race required it to be completed within 17 hours. James shares in order to achieve greatness, help everyone else around you achieve greatness and you will be at the mountain top with them. What did you learn about yourself?, asked Alan. As humans, we are getting in our own way. We are out toughest critics. One of the hardest thing to do is to start. Believe in yourself and surround yourself with positive people. Next James doubled the impossible by doing 100 Ironman Triathlons in 100 days. Each race consisted of 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 miles of running. From March 1 through June 8th with no days off. 14000 miles and raised $500kl for "Operation Underground", to eradicate human sex trafficking. What's next for the Iron Cowboy? In January his company will be releasing a Fitness app for general fitness, a Mindset program for life principles and a 60 day triathlon challenge for beginners to the experiences. James shares that he wants to give hope and experience on peoples journey, to help them achieve their dream.
[00:00:00] 50-50-50 [00:05:59] Iron Cowboy [00:11:30] 17 Hours [00:18:53] Move Out of Your Way [00:26:43] Ironman [00:33:54] Choose Your Sport!
It's Eureka! with Karen Chupka and WWJD? with Michael Taylor
Alan welcomes Karen Chupka - Executive Vice President of Consumer Technology Association. They talk about the Consumer Electronic Show that is coming January 5th thru the 8th in Las Vegas. Over 1900 exhibitors. Karen explains that Eureka Park is an area dedicated to start ups. Entrepreneurs from all over the world, over 34 countries will be represented. University innovations will be represented as well. International borders opened which allowed the international attendees to come together and gather. Places such as Canada, France, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Spain, Belgium just to name a few. Karen shares that they have a few new categories this year such as
Space Technology and Food Technology.
Up next with Alan is Michael Taylor - Book Coach and Author of "What If Jesus Were A Coach? Michael talks about the 3 compensations in entrepreneurship. The first is "Spiritual" compensation, this comes from the belief that you are filling a divine purpose. That your products and services are contributing to humanity in some way. Next is "Emotional" compensation. When you provide a product or service that you feel good about it. Or when someone buys your product that they feel good about it. Lastly is "Financial" compensation where you make your money. With purpose and passion you will be able to express your creativity. They continue on about divine energy and intelligence. He wanted to fit God into his head and based his book on viewing God as a life coach. This is where his book, "What if Jesus were a Coach? A powerful positive approach to God and Jesus teachings. Connecting to the divine intelligence without the organized religion. Next they discuss his book, "The Good News Is The Future is Brighter Than You Think". It's about using your gifts and talents to make the world a better place. To limit or minimize or eliminate the negative news into ones consciousness. And finding your flow through meditation.
[00:00:00] Consumer Electronic Show [00:06:30] International Attendees [00:11:30] Space The Final Frontier [00:18:51] New Face [00:27:49] Divine Energy [00:33:51] The Future Is Bright
What's Holding You Back? with Amanda Holmes
Alan is joined by Amanda Holmes - CEO of Chet Holmes International. She is a second-generation business owner. Her father wrote a bestselling book titled, “The Ultimate Sales Machine. Immediately Alan dives into wanting to know how to increase one’s sales for the upcoming year. Amanda gracefully turns it around and offers, 3 things holding you back? First, it’s people! Because of COVID, people were able to sit and think with themselves and realized they weren’t happy where they were at in their jobs. Which leads to, Skill Set! The people you are hiring. The Belief Driven Employee! The Pay, The Career Advancement, and How are you showing your commitment to do positive things while creating an environment of flexibility and remote options. Employees want to feel they are taken care of, that they are doing something positive for society. Secondly, it’s the Shiny Object Syndrome! Average consumer spends 10 hours a day on media platforms. Proactive vs. Reactive. How can you truly stay focused on anything if you're constantly being sidetracked? Finally, leadership. Different levels of growth start from the leader. Having systems in place. Amanda then entices us with 4 out of 6 things that having in place allows you to be proactive. 1. Touch it once! 2. List off the top 6 things you need to do. 3. Allocate the time needed to complete them and 4. Prioritize by putting into your schedule. Alan ends the show with a heartfelt question, how do you live a rich and full life? Amanda’s answer, Your Intention. In service, gratitude, and humbleness. To enjoy the fruits of the labor.
[00:00:00] 2nd Generation Business [00:06:22] Skill Set [00:11:30] Shiny Object Syndrome [00:18:52] Levels of Growth [00:26:28] Prioritize Your Time [00:33:53] Rich and Full Life
We are all Picassos with Roy Sharples and Mindset of Innovation with Danielle Cohn
Alan welcomes Roy Sharples - President, CEO & Founder of Unknown Origins. Alan inquires about the statement “Philosophy starts in the Bedroom”. Roy explains in the bedroom is where you as a child dealt with imagination and wonder. The more you go through life and are able to retain the childlike wonder, helps keep you creative. Power of creativity. Picasso always believed that children are artists. Alan asked, "Who is Roy?" Roy is on a mission to save the world from unoriginality and unleashing creative power. Bringing new products and services to market. My creativity is the ability to make the invisible visible by taking what is not and creating what is. And it manifests. Embracing originality and making unique connections. To light the way into the future. Channel your passion and energy into creativity. To create meaningful outcomes for the future. Self Actualization. To leave the world in a better place. Creativity…How does a person tap into those unknown origins? Creativity exists in everyone. Address it holistically. 5 principles- Imagination, innovations, esthetics, entrepreneurship, and manifestation. Imagination - create and make new things about seeing the unseen, navigating the journey by invoking magic and delight. Turning your imagination into art. Innovation - experimenting with technology. Cross pollinate across multiple practices. Esthetics - ability to blend art and science with excellence with your crafts. Inspiration and culture. Entrepreneur - ability to fearlessly lead to the invisible horizons to be productive and resilient. Manifestation - breakthrough conventional values, manifest what’s in you and what’s around you and turn that into something creative. Dream, Make, and Do. Dream - Envisioning Make - Using convergent thinking, and construct to bring to light Do - Fine Tune, Bringing it to life.
Alans next guest is Danielle Cohn - Vice President of Start-Up Engagement and Head of Comcast NBC Universal. Powered by TechStars. What is Start-Up? We sit within the strategic development team. Early lens for future growth areas. Bringing together leaders from across the company, work side by side strategically aligned global start ups. To drive a startup mindset back into our already innovative teams, develop startup partnerships at the earliest stage to enhance customer and employee lives, make an impact in the startup communities. Spot early disruptions, emerging technologies and platforms. Alan says you're always looking for the next big thing. In the world we are living in today, things are changing at such a rapid rate. Danielle says they are founder focus. Content platforms are what they search for. Talking to founders all around the world. Collaborate together. How aspiring entrepreneurs can better refine their process? Strong leaders who have a point of view, are transparent in their feedback, listen to themselves, they hire a diverse group of team members that bring varying ideas and expertise to the table. They focus on the most important outcomes that drive results. Networking and communication. Business development. Comcast is an investment company. Mentors that spend a lot of time with the companies to develop their businesses. What do large companies look for in startups? Are at the forefront, are always looking for partnerships that are strategically aligned with our business goals and growth areas. Media, entertainment, connectivity, sports, content platform. Technology and innovations that can enhance our customers and employees. Collaboration across the world as teams.
[00:00:00] Philosophy 101 [00:05:59] Creativity without Frontiers [00:11:30] Dream, Make, Do [00:18:50] start-Up [00:27:18] Network and Communication [00:33:51] Lift.comcast.com
Staying In The Moment with Mariel Hemingway and Customer Value with Allison Hartsoe
Alan welcomes actress, author, and producer Mariel Hemingway. Mariel discusses her doctors. Dr. Sun, Air, Water, Exercise, Nutrition, Earth, and Rest. She explains finding your balance and slowing things down so you're able to stay in the moment is the key to discovering who you are. Mariel believes everything you need to help you can be found in nature. She reminds everyone that nobody knows you better than you do. Listen to your inner voice.
Up next is Allison Hartsoe, Author of The Age of Customer Equity and CEO of Ambition Data. Allison shares the framework needed to create Customer Lifetime Value. To listen, learn, and lead. She explains the necessity to create direct relationships with your customer. It's a maturity curve. To listen, learn, and lead your customer allows you to create "Customer Lifetime Value", and you can do this through data. Allison say's companies who use data for the good, there's no reason for it not to thrive.
[00:00:00] Doctor's In The House [00:05:58] Sense of God [00:11:30] Balance [00:18:52] The Age of Customer Equity [00:27:41] Maturity Curve [00:33:52] Lifetime Value
Alan does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!
Highly recommend the listen! This program is great! Thanks you!
Engaging guidance for entrepreneurs
Alan is a great host who is engaging and draws out the best in his guests, who provide compelling insights and inspiring stories. Which gives guidance to entrepreneurs of all walks of life looking to grow their company.