212 episodes

Junaid Ahmed digs in deep as he converses with hobbyists, entrepreneurs, cyclists, artists, actors, and leaders from around the world. These hackers of life have one thing in common. They’re passionate about their craft and built businesses and movements around what they love to do every single day. We get to learn about their journeys, origins and how they got to where they are today.

The lessons shared by our guests are immediately actionable and if applied accurately they give you immediate results and success in your day to day operations.

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Hacks & Hobbies Junaid Ahmed

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Junaid Ahmed digs in deep as he converses with hobbyists, entrepreneurs, cyclists, artists, actors, and leaders from around the world. These hackers of life have one thing in common. They’re passionate about their craft and built businesses and movements around what they love to do every single day. We get to learn about their journeys, origins and how they got to where they are today.

The lessons shared by our guests are immediately actionable and if applied accurately they give you immediate results and success in your day to day operations.

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    E341 - Nicole Holland - How to launch a podcast that convert

    E341 - Nicole Holland - How to launch a podcast that convert

    In this episode, we get to speak with Nicole Holland. The Founder of Interviews that Converts. She helps innovative companies amplify their reach, reputation and revenue through podcasts. She initiates in creating and executing a custom designed strategy and facilitates making high-level relationships you need with hard-to-reach prospects through Podcasts, so a company can flourish and make the biggest impact with the least pull on resources, in the fastest time possible. She was a podcast host on The Nicole Holland show. She speaks with successful entrepreneurs and business owners across a wide range of niches about what it really took for them to reach "Rockstar" status, as well as conduct Masterclass Interviews and Resource Sharing episodes to help online business owners up their game and profitability. She’s super good at her chosen profession. A very intelligent and intuitive consultant. Let’s find out how she was able to get from where she is today!



    Our Guest
    Nicole Holland


    LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/nicoleholland

    Twitter : niczthename

    Website : TheNicoleHolland.com  (Personal Website)


    Hacks to Take Away

    The most important thing in my eyes is to see people taking action on building their dreams and making their goals a reality.

    Oftentimes we're comparing ourselves against an unrealistic idea. And this is not helpful for anyone.

    Sometimes we forget that we are human, and there's only so much we can do. And we also need to prioritize all the things that we could be doing.

    Being able to create money from the comfort of my home, regardless of any circumstances, was more important than the discomfort of my fears of overcoming and stepping through my fears.

    I understand the value of coaching, I understand the value of investing.

    If your goals are more important than your circumstances, you'll figure it out.

    Like marketing is all about creating connections.



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    • 45 min
    E340 - Scott Aaron - How to build a personal brand and create residual income using LinkedIn

    E340 - Scott Aaron - How to build a personal brand and create residual income using LinkedIn

    In this episode, we speak with Scott Aaron. He is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning online marketer, best-selling author, top podcaster, and speaker.

    He was considered by many as the go-to specialist when it comes to converting traffic, establishing connections, creating residual income using LinkedIn, and building personal brands on LinkedIn.

    He has learned the importance of taking care of one's body and, more importantly, the mindset and loving each day with the utmost happiness.

    He wakes up each day with a growing passion for spreading his mission and love for teaching others how to create a human connection, build their brand, and grow their wealth through LinkedIn. Let's learn more about this amazing man!

    Our Guest

    Scott Aaron


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/scottaaroncoach
    Websites: scottaaron.net  (Personal Website)
    linkedleadsgeneration.com  (Personal Website)
    Twitter: PhillyFitGuy


    Hacks to take Away


    He is a taking action coach because he believes it’s the cure-all for fulfilling stuck.
    He has been an entrepreneur for over 23 years.
    He owns multiple businesses at the age of 18.
    Teaching individuals how to create a human connection on the crowded platforms of social media.
    How he got into creating best selling books, a successful coaching program, workshops, speaking engagements, membership sites.
    According to him, continuing to lean into what you actually want to do turns your passion into profit.
    The great inventors and all these great entrepreneurs had to fail thousands of times until they hit it.



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    • 42 min
    E339 - Gina Molinari - How to communicate, confidently and consistently now that you're an entrepreneur.

    E339 - Gina Molinari - How to communicate, confidently and consistently now that you're an entrepreneur.

    In this episode, we get to speak with Gina Molinari, Affectionately known as Gina Mo, She is a Confident Communication Coach and online marketing strategist, TEDx speaking coach, and Keynote Speaker. She helps entrepreneurs communicate clearly, confidently, and consistently in the online space about themselves and their businesses so they can make a massive impact with their work. Her unique background includes 20 years of performance training as a classical singer, 10 years of marketing experience, 7 years of speaking experience, and 4 years of emotional intelligence training gives her the ability to help others get to communicate with confidence through the mastery of their communication skills online and in person. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio but originally hails from Northern New Jersey. 

    Our Guest
    Gina Molinari


    LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/theginamo

    Website: ginamolinari.com  (Company Website)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginamo


    Hacks to take Away

    And so I sort of practice what I preach, you know, I treat others as I want to be treated in the regards of truth and honesty.

    Sometimes it's just doing the little bit more scary thing outside your comfort zone so that you can get to the next step beyond that.

    I don't think it's healthy to make somebody feel wrong for having fear. Because that was the assumption for me because I was afraid to sing in front of people.

    So just doing the best you can that day and truly being the best you can do and knowing you kind of left it all out on the field, that's still going to build your confidence.

    Best practices with marketing in a way that can express themselves either in writing or public speaking.

    I do see it as a potentially really loud and intrusive way to finally do those things you've always wanted to do to say those things you've always wanted to say and do those passions because now we don't really have a choice. We are forced into a new path.

    I'm somebody who comes across as very confident. I'm somebody who comes across as very put together. And I'm somebody who has both an artistic and a very logical sense about me.



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    • 43 min
    E338 - JM Ryerson - How to live your best life by transcending self-limiting beliefs.

    E338 - JM Ryerson - How to live your best life by transcending self-limiting beliefs.

    In this episode we get to speak with JM Ryerson, JM Ryerson is an entrepreneur who has been building companies and leading sales teams for over 16 years. JM is also the co-founder and CEO of Let’s Go Win, a company dedicated to helping people around the world live their best lives. He has spent his career focused on enriching the lives of others while continuing to educate himself on best practices in leadership, vulnerability, and teamwork. JM’s great passions are helping his team members lead a life of fulfillment and become vulnerable and open to what life has in store for them. His ultimate goal is to give others the tools that will allow them to transcend their self-limiting beliefs. There is nothing more inspiring than watching someone achieve more than they could ever imagine. That is why JM considers it a real privilege to be a part of other people's incredible journeys. JM lives in Granite Bay, California, with his wife, Lisa, and their two amazing boys.

    Our Guest
    JM Ryerson


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jm-ryerson-5877606

    Website: ASUREA.com  (Company Website)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jmryerson.author


    Hacks to takes Away

    What this company is all about is taking people from fear to freedom because there's so much potential in people you see it all the time.

    Let's go win keys to living your best life and the company to follow that. That's what I'm passionate about.

    Be kind to yourself, because the truth is told, if you mess up, it's amazing how hard we are on ourselves when it's really not that big a deal.

    What are you feeding your mind, body, and soul with? Is it positive? Or is it potentially just negative and just really brings your whole aura, everything just becomes that so you have to guard it closely.

    Just dump everything from your mind onto paper and then put it into hopefully a very fun readable that people can get a lot of nuggets out of.

    Did you know that 80% of our hardwires are put into us before the age of five?

    There's no possible way to please everyone because we're all so different. But if you are giving 100% of you to whatever you're doing, and you're bringing positivity and value to this world.



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    • 39 min
    E337 - Adam Mendler - How to bridge gaps through serial entrepreneurship

    E337 - Adam Mendler - How to bridge gaps through serial entrepreneurship

    In this episode, we get to speak with Adam Mendler.

    He is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group. He co-founded and oversaw ventures across various industries, Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer. Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform. And Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice.

    Adam remains active in each portfolio company, giving strategic guidance and support.

    Adam also provides business thought leadership as a speaker to companies, universities, and non-profit organizations.

    He's also the host of the personal/professional development podcast Thirty Minute Mentors. He is regularly cited in national media outlets as an expert, advisor, consultant, coach, and board member.

    Adam has a lot more to share about his extraordinary abilities that may give us the idea of how to get started!

    Our Guest
    Adam Mendler


    LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/adammendler

    Websites: adammendler.com  (Personal Website), thevelozgroup.com  (Company Website)

    Twitter: adammendler


    Hacks to Take Away

    Doing things you're really passionate about helps you become better. And can really make a difference.

    The advantages of having a great mentor who is so influential and impactful personally professionally.

    Have the opportunity to learn how to become as successful as possible personally professionally.

    You got to find somebody that's doing what you want to do.

    Instead of wishing, do it, follow your passion. Follow your heart. Follow what inspired you, follow him, motivate you. Do what you want to do.Do what drives you. You have one life. It's yours.

    Talking about the next generation of leaders, what are some of the motivations for the thing that you do.

    Find something that you're passionate about. Number two is find something that you're good at. You could be really passionate about something that you're terrible at.



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    • 38 min
    E336 - Russell Nohelty - How your love for writing magic and mythology can help you raise money

    E336 - Russell Nohelty - How your love for writing magic and mythology can help you raise money

    In this episode we get to speak with Russell Nohelty, He is a USA Today bestselling author, publisher, and consultant. He runs the small press publisher Wannabe Press and The Complete Creative, which helps creatives build better businesses. He runs successful Kickstarter campaigns for Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, Katrina Hates the Dead, My Father Didn’t Kill Himself, Spaceship Broken: Needs Repairs, and I Can’t Stop Tooting: A Love Story, Monsters and Other Scary Shit, Cthulhu is Hard to Spell, Thee Godsverse Chronicles, and Pixie Dust raising over $135,000 on the platform to date, including three campaigns that raised over $25,000 each, and one that raised $39,000. He’s also written several graphic novels, novels, and children’s books which all can be found on his site, www.russell nohelty.com. Let’s enjoy and listen to his amazing journey!

    Our Guest

    Russel Nohelty


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/noheltyr
    Websites: 
    russell-nohelty.com  (Personal Website)
    thecompletecreative.com  (Company Website)
    wannabepress.com  (Company Website)
    Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/russell.nohelty.7


    Hacks to take Away

    Comics led him to novels and novels led me to more novels. Ended up learning a lot.

    There's just so much more you have to do in good fiction writing, and he finds it to be nearly impossible.

    Many people are experts or there are many masters, but there's no one who's ever done it perfectly.

    We're all dealing with the exact same demons telling us all of the empty pages and like how to write faster and how to come up with an idea. And I will just say, that was self.

    It's easier to research now, but most of my work comes from, like mythology and magic.

    My tip is if you could do something else, go do it because books are everything that someone would do.

    If you're writing a business plan, this would not be like a product that they would say that would be wise to invest in or give capital to. So we only do it because you love to do it.



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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Ian Tolson ,

Amazing!

What a great guy, such good questions and a great listen. Highly encouraged!

Talking mental health ,

Quality host. Quality guests. Quality show

I love the laid-back atmosphere and how it feels like I’m having coffee with Junaid and his guests. Junaid is a quality host and an experienced Podcaster. He’s comfortable and authentic his guests who are all leaders in their own right, bringing great insight and value to the show.

RameshDon ,

Very actionable podcast

Junaid has an engaging style and asks very insightful questions to bring out actionable advice and tips from the guests. Very informative and fun at the same time.

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