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Investing in People with Sam Malouf and Being Different is Good with Austin McGhie
Joining Alan today is his new friend, Sam Malouf - Co-Founder of Malouf Co. and The Malouf Foundation. Sam shares that the real engine of his company is the people. You can't do it all nor do you know it all. Getting the right people to work for you and with you makes a big difference in the success of your company. His mantra is, "We Invest in People". Sam and his wife then moved onto create the Malouf Foundation - a public charity that helps create awareness in Human Sex Trafficking. They focus specifically on kids. They work with the healing process of the survivors as well as the justice side of things. Alan asks Sam, "What valuable lessons have your learned as an Entrepreneur? Sam replies, besides investing in people, encouraging their ideas, passion, criticism, and creativity is the essence. Trusting and empowering people along with hard work and never giving up.
Up next is Austin McGhie - Author of Find Your Difference, Challenging Conformity in Business and in Life. Austin says there isn't a lot of science behind marketing. There's lot of tracking and measuring, just not a lot of science beneath it. Alan asks what it is that he teaches in his books? Austin says, business at the end of the day is marketing. Marketing is about positioning, and positioning is about difference. Brands and businesses are built through differences. What is the "secret sauce" in marketing? You want facts and figures. You build your mountain of information. Then make that intuitive leap off. But the real secret is imagination. Austin shares why his book is split into three sections. The first section explains how important difference is. The second is a question, Why are you so afraid of difference? And lastly, How do you go about being different in marketing and in business. Alan asks why the word "Life" is on his book dealing with business. Austin explains that there is a lot to be done to encourage people who are different to be different. To celebrate difference and not to conform, to embrace things in life that are different.
[00:00:00] It Started with Bed Sheets [00:05:22] Human Sex Trafficking Awareness [00:11:30] Hard Work and Don't Give UP [00:18:21] Find Your Difference [00:25:34] 3 Parts [00:33:23] Celebrate Differences
The Venture Fuel Summit
Welcome back Entrepreneurs! This show we have a special guest interviewer, Jennifer Gottlieb, who will be taking the place of Alan Taylor as he is at the Barrett-Jackson Car Show in Houston, Texas. Jennifer is at the Venture Fuel Summit in Utah, taking interviews with successful entrepreneurs asking them, "What is your advice for new upcoming entrepreneurs?"
First up is Founder and CEO of GrowRev, Rohan Sheth, Facebook’s ad paid media master. GrowRev is a digital advertising and marketing agency. He shares that making a difference in the masses is what drove him to create his agency. First agency to be multi-platform. Rohan's advice to entrepreneurs is to know what business you want to build and go and learn from someone in that industry who is willing to teach you.
Next is Ty Brown, CEO and Founder of ZAF. ZAF- Zero Attorney Fees. An innovative approach to legal help. They specialize in accident victims and is a non-lawyer ownership. Jennifer asks Ty how he overcame bad ideas and failures. He said he had to become fearless and believed in what he was trying to achieve. A relentless belief that it’s better. Advice for an entrepreneur who has doubt? Get out there and talk to people and surround yourself with people who get it and support you.
Founder and CEO of Pickle, Birch Eve is up next. PICKLE is a conversation intelligence meets productivity intelligence. A new style of smart note taking. It will take notes and remind you about tasks that need to be done during zoom calls etc. Advice to entrepreneurs? Make sure your significant other is on board and to find a solid co-founder.
Founder and CEO of Tamarack Capital, Keaton Hatch is next on the hot seat. Jennifer ask's, How did the Venture Fuel Summit get started. Keaton says it started off as an annual Summit for their portfolio companies. It became so popular that they opened it to the public. What is Tamarack? Started investing in businesses and or ideas. A growth equity investment firm or Investment management. They have an incubator program for younger companies and they help them grow capital. What do you look for in a company to invest in? It’s based on the individual. Individuals that are excited about their idea, passion, and value. Secondly, the scalability of a company that can grow grabs their interest. Entrepreneur Advice? Before you go and raise capital, make sure you love what you are doing.
Next is Founder and CEO of R Investments, Travis Steffens. A vertically integrated real estate investment company. They focus on multi-family housing and hotels. For Travis, it's an avenue to people. They purchase and renovate places in the “forgotten neighborhoods”. They hire homeless individuals. Take them off the street, give them full medical, dental, vision, to a bank account. They help get them the bare necessities and housing and leave the past behind. Advice? Have a heart for people.
Lastly we have Chief Technology Officer @ ClientTether, Kevin Hall. ClientTether is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) for franchised home services. It solves issues for the franchise world. Persistence is key to sales and success. Entrepreneur advice? You can’t wear all the hats. You need to have either extra help or invest into a CRM ’that will be able to handle leads, set appointments like a virtual secretary.
[00:00:00] GrowRev [00:05:37] ZAF [00:11:30] PICKLE [00:18:21] Tamarack Capital [00:29:16] R Investments [00:33:23] ClientTether
Turn A Crisis Into An Opportunity with James Burton and Preparation Meets Opportunity with Jennifer Gottlieb
Alan welcomes James Burton, Chief Growth Officer at Personal Capital. Turning a crisis into an opportunity is the question of the hour. Alan asks James how do you define a crisis? James says it's a time of great potential change, coming out of a situation of stress or problems. James has spent about 30 years in the industry like Schwab and Fidelity. He loves working close to consumers. To help them achieve their dreams. Alan says he doesn’t want to live in fear or mistrust and wants to move forward, so he asks James how do you turn a crisis into an opportunity. James says to look at your company and determine if the crisis is occurring directly to you or maybe it’s an opportunity you see through the crisis of your environment. But to figure out what it really means to you as an individual and or a leader. How to use crises to build value for your clients or company and to grow your career. Alan says personal growth is business growth. He then quotes Winston Churchill, “Never let an opportunity go to waste.” James tells a story in hopes to help ease Alan's mind about who or how to trust when it comes to his net worth. He goes on to say that the new technology in Personal Capital, lets you see all of your finances and or net worth in one place, also known as your financial dashboard. Alan wants to know what he did to have a great financial year in 2020 as well as how can you continue to pull me out of the mistrust in the Wealth Management industry? James talks about how you can set yourself up in your financial life by creating your financial dashboard. From there the Wealth Management industry comes in and helps you make a plan and get you invested. Where do I start? If you have time, open the dashboard, put your accounts in there or call us and we will help you figure that out. What are you trying to achieve, what are goals, what are you saving for? That's the conversation you want to have when you want to invest your money. Up next the the Entrepreneur world is Jennifer Gottlieb, Co-Founder at Super Connector Media. SCM is a PR and Marketing agency and an educational company. They represent authors, speakers, to founders of fortune 500 companies. The educational part is where we teach entrepreneurs, or business owners, anybody with a service, product, or story, how to be visible. So they can be recognized as experts in their space. From challenges to boot camps. Mindset work! Jennifer tells her story about how she got to where she is at. Media is her key component. Alan says the rock bottom moment is actually rebirth or born again moment is such an important place for people. Jennifer shares a bit of how they help build entrepreneurs. The Creation Process. It has 5 steps. If you can see it, believe it, speak it, receive it, and repeat it. The last and hidden step is, then to DO IT! One of Jennifer's favorite quotes is, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets the moment of opportunity”. Last but not least, the next step is the, "Confidence Continuum". It is a tool to make you confident. The 5 C’s. Clarity, commitment, connection, creation, and celebration. Need more info or clarity you can visit Super Connector Media.com.
[00:00:00] Personal Growth is Business Growth [00:05:27] Financial Dashboard [00:11:30] Wealth Management Industry [00:18:20] Boot Camp! [00:27:01] Creation Process [00:33:22] Confidence Continuum
What Does It Really Mean To Live? with Lindsay Teague Moreno and Human & Technology Evolution with Kerry Goyette and Bryce Murray PhD
Listen up Entrepreneurs! Alan welcomes Lindsay Teague Moreno - Author of WAKE UP! The Powerful Guide to Changing Your Mind About What It Means to Really Live.” (link below) She is also the author of Boss Up! It’s about the idea that there is a replicable set of things that people can do that work across any kind of business. What do I need to do to start up a successful business? How and where do I even start? Boss Up! Will walk you through what you need to do to get your business or idea that has been in your heart come to life. Alan and Lindsay talk about her next book, Wake Up! It’s about Lindsay’s journey to success. She discusses the important questions like, am I being fulfilled by this? Is this working for me? Reaching that good life with the 6 cornerstones of life business, work, financial, health, personal, and spiritual. What does it mean to really live? Alan shares a story with Lindsay in hopes she can share her great wisdom. Accepting your challenges and knowing it’s supposed to be difficult. Lindsay says tragedy triggers the thought that there must be more in life. Finding the catalyst and breaking your life down into what has value. To connect them to 6 cornerstones to a happier life. We all have in us the capability of being happy and successful in life. Wake Up 100! Alan wants the tidbits from Lindsay. 100-day challenge, pick 1 of the 6 cornerstones and do it for 100 days to make it a habit. Go at it hard! And then you will be able to decide if you are being fulfilled, happy, does this work for me? Am I better or worse? This is where you will be able to tweak it to make it work for you. Next Alan welcomes Kerry Goyette and Bryce Murray PhD - Kerry is a Behavioral Scientist & the Founder of Aperio Consulting Group. Bryce is the Director of Technology and Data Science at Aperio Consulting Group. Alan opens about his thoughts on A.I. Should I fear it asks Alan? Kerry says yes, but don't avoid it. A.I. is emerging and here to stay. To have humans and technology evolve together to work for a better future. Bryce talks about the explain-ability path. Understanding computational intelligence in 3 different areas. Alan says at the end of the day, he has to do some self-analysis. What psychometrics can I use to determine how successful an entrepreneur can be? Ambition, drive, and perseverance. Resilience to work through failures. Some have derailing tendencies, or sabotage, unintentionally setting themselves up to fail. Successful entrepreneurs who have efficient tendencies, create their own community with advisors and mentors to protect them from failure. Bryce say’s don’t be afraid of A.I., make the data work for you.
[00:00:00] Boss Up! [00:05:38] Wake Up! [00:11:29] 6 Cornerstones [00:18:19] 100-Day Challenge [00:23:47] To Be, or Not To Be, Afraid? [00:33:20] Make It Work For You
WAKE UP! The Powerful Guide to Changing Your Mind About What It Means to Really Live.” - Lindsay Teague Moreno
The Next Frontier for Entrepreneurs with Dr. Sanjeev Khagram and Unlocking Your Potential with Dr. Robert Flower
Alan welcomes Dr. Sanjeev Khagram - Dean and director general of Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU Foundation Professor of Global Leadership, and a member of ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability's board of directors. Khagram discuss the need for a master’s Program in Space Policy. 12 key technologies that are changing this world A.I., MACHINE LEARNING, AR VR XR, BLOCKCHAIN, QUANTUM COMPUTING, and SPACE TECHNOLOGY to name a few. He says there is a huge demand for Global leaders, managers, professionals in the state factor. Alan asks what some of the issues are and or opportunities facing entrepreneurs when it comes to outer space. Geopolitical and environmental challenges are but a few issues, transforming our planet socially, economically, and environmentally is where the opportunity lies for one to be a part of that. They discuss Spaceforce and its benefits such as peace and cooperation and to have collaboration from people all over the world. Alan say’s our minds have untapped potential. Who is this program for? Entrepreneurs who want to create the startup of the future, engineers, those in government, aerospace engineers, military, veterans, and officers to name a few. Space is important for entrepreneurs and businesses. Masters in Global Creative Industry is next, and they are hoping to reach 100 million learners.
Alan welcomes his next guest, Dr. Robert Flower - Author and leading authority on potential & achievement. What is your potential? They have discovered the potential molecule. A process within the human psyche that identifies the way we think...not what we think. Dr. Flower discovered we all have this potential molecule. Intelligence is a free spirit energy. Once you learn it’s principles, you’ll become smarter. People don’t understand thinking and or intelligence because we think in chaos instead of structured thinking. Cognitive engineering is the assessment that measures various factors to show people the proper or best pathway to pursue their thinking, and most importantly it gives you a sense of purpose. Mission things that you should be doing in your daily life to keep you on track. Motto: Potential is the essence of humanity. The love of money doesn’t help develop. mind and emotions and spirit. What is your Why? Dr. Robert Flower discusses the Higher level of potential or achievement. What’s stopping you? Dr. Flower says because of 4 Significant restrictors; 85% fear, 65% ego, 60% ignorance, and deception (self).
[00:00:00] The Need for Global Leaders [00:05:04] Spaceforce [00:11:31] Who Is The Program For? [00:18:21] Potential Molecule [00:25:50] Assessment [00:33:22] 4 Restrictors
Working Parents Finding Balance with Daisy Dowling and Growth through Strategizing with Ryll Burgin-Doyle
Joining Alan today is Daisy Dowling - Author of the book WORKPARENT: The Complete Guide to Succeeding on the Job, Staying True to Yourself, and Raising Happy Kids. Daisy is also the founder and CEO of Workparent, an executive coaching and training firm dedicated to helping working parents lead more successful and satisfying lives. She shares with us about why she wrote the book and that's because she couldn't find one on how to be a working successful parent. Daisy goes on to stress how daunting it is to be a new parent and working while maintaining balance between the two. She said her favorite chapter in her book is the one on how we need to manage our emotions and to not feel guilty for working instead of staying home with your children. Daisy says that there are a lot of parents who have problems with switching between work mode and being a parent especially if you work remote from home. Creating a structured schedule to help you close shop and turn on parent mode.
Alan welcomes Ryll Burgin-Doyle - Author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and creator of her own non-profit, stepUP Foundation. Ryll shares about growing up with a successful entrepreneur, her mother, and what it was like to run a business. She later found that her passion is to help companies grow . Her diverse background of helping companies grow into multi million dollar business are known all across Australia. Ryll says that business owners need to be more strategic. To work backwards from the future you are creating versus working forward from your current constraints and circumstances. She goes on to say how all companies should be embracing technology to promote their business. Even if it's just facebook, it's still a platform to get attention.
[00:00:00] Successful and Satisfying [00:05:32] Finding the Balance [00:11:30] Structured Schedule [00:18:20] Passion [00:25:38] More Strategic [00:33:21] Embrace Technology
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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.
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