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The Morning Tempo podcast is for small business owners and entrepreneurial spirited, with a slant on creativity. Episodes will feature insights and expertise curated by host yours truly with the help of featured guests. The intent here is to share information and lessons that will help make your entrepreneurial journey easier.

Most episodes feature long form interviews with business owners, startups, and otherwise creative individuals. Find it wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

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The Morning Tempo podcast is for small business owners and entrepreneurial spirited, with a slant on creativity. Episodes will feature insights and expertise curated by host yours truly with the help of featured guests. The intent here is to share information and lessons that will help make your entrepreneurial journey easier.

Most episodes feature long form interviews with business owners, startups, and otherwise creative individuals. Find it wherever you get your favorite podcasts.

    Applying Science And Technology Principles To The M&A Space – Kison Patel

    Applying Science And Technology Principles To The M&A Space – Kison Patel

    Kison Patel, my guest for this episode, is applying principles of science and technology to the M&A (mergers & acquisitions) space.  He is the Founder and CEO of M&A Science, a community of forward-thinking M&A practitioners on a mission to perfect the M&A practice. Kison was also an M&A advisor for ten years, having sold large companies such as commercial banks and hotel chains. 
    In 2012, Kison noticed teams lacked efficient technology to manage deals and thus created DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform. In 2016, he started the M&A Science podcast and devoting his time to creating a platform where all the best practitioners could share best practices and lessons learned from real-life deals. 
    Kison then created The M&A Science Academy in 2020 to offer step-by-step training to those looking to master M&A, featuring courses created by top-level practitioners. 
    Through developing technology, educational content, and industry training, Kison aims to bring better practices to an industry with growing market pressures, transaction values, and competition.
    I confessed in our conversation that my exposure to M&A is limited, but I have observed that it was a business space that is/was very behind the times. We talk a good deal about this and:
    The impact starting a podcast has had on his business Creating educational content and products in the M&A space How the competitive landscape is responding to the work of his companies and more Learn more about Kison Patel at MAScience.com. https://www.mascience.com/
    Please enjoy this conversation with Kison Patel.
    This episode is brought to you by the Unstarving Musician.
    The Unstarving Musician is another podcast on which yours truly speaks with independent musicians and music industry professionals to discuss the various elements of the music business. This week's featured Unstarving Musician episode is with Ryan Dusick, founding member of Maroon 5 and author of Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery (out November 2022). 
    These days Ryan is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist. The importance of this episode, and it's possible relevance to you or someone you know, is that Ryan's story is an in-depth look at his journey from the highs of international superstardom to the depths of addiction, anxiety, chronic injury, and depression. Harder to Breathe chronicles Ryan’s remarkable recovery and his transition from the music industry to professional counseling where he’s helped hundreds of clients overcome mental and physical health challenges.
    Emotional and physical well-being is a topic important to us all,
    so if you think it might help someone you know, please share this episode with them.
    You can hear this episode of the Unstarving Musician on Apple Podcasts and read more about it at UnstarvingMusician.com.
    Mentioned in this Episode
    Deal Room
    M&A Science
    Agile M&A
    Agile M&A : Proven Techniques to Close Deals Faster and Maximize Value, by Kison Patel
    M&A Tactics Handbook: Advice from Corporate Development Practitioners for Each Stage of the Deal Lifecycle, by Kison Patel
    Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery – Ryan Dusick (Unstarving Musician Ep 238)
    Stay in touch!
    Visit MorningTempo.com/Podcast for related links, episode transcripts and past guests.
    Sign up for the Morning Tempo email Muse Letter at MorningTempo.com
    @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram
    @MorningTempo on Facebook  and  YouTube
    Support this Podcast
    The Morning Tempo podcast exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, and we gladly accept support in a variety of ways. Please visit our Crowd Sponsor page to learn more.
    Learn how to support the podcast.
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    • 32 min
    Sales, Appearances And The Most Attractive Curve On a Person’s Body–Ovidilio David Vasquez

    Sales, Appearances And The Most Attractive Curve On a Person’s Body–Ovidilio David Vasquez

    My guest for this episode is Ovidilio David Vasquez (aka Ovi). We recorded this conversation on  the 22nd of January, while I was still based in Vista Mar, Panama. The intro was recorded from my new studio in Querétaro, Mexico.
    Ovi was raised on a sugarcane farm in Guatemala. His life path took him from Guatemala to the U.S. and then to graduating from Harvard Business School Online. But it doesn't end there. Today Ovi is a sought after speaker who educates young students by sharing his story and insights on how they can succeed in school.
    Summing up his life story in Ovi's words, he learned to wield a machete in the sugarcane fields of Guatemala at age eight. In 2006 at age fifteen, he moved to the U.S. unaccompanied. Ovi's life changed forever. Around 2009 he found himself alone and with zero support,  doing what needed to be done to survive.
    Ovi put himself through high school, working various jobs and was ultimately inspired by a mentor to pursue college. This was a defining moment in his life. He applied and was accepted into Harvard  Business School Online, where he earned certifications in technology and project management.
    Ovi is the author of six books, a TEDx speaker on Self-Leadership and has been an on-air collaborator for Univision. He's has worked for well known companies such as Apple, Tesla, Salesforce, Uber, and GM.
    I noticed a recurring theme of mentorship throughout our conversation. I'm guessing that his mentors weren't sure if they have an impact on Ovi's life, but they definitely did. He listened to and acted upon what they said.
    Ovi is a voracious consumer of motivational material and has held several sales gigs. He sees these two things as a big part of his personal development and in shaping the way he thinks. We talk about this and some of the surrounding details, including:
    How he views his experience selling carwax at a gas station as one of the the best communication schools Tips for learning a second language Googling his way into the Harvard Business School Onine Learning in his sleep Sales and appearances and the most attractive curve in a person's body, the smile. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did recording it.
    Mentioned in this Episode
    OVInspires.com
    How to Connect with ESL Learners with Ovidilio Vasquez (Funny Millionaires podcast interview with Ovi)
    Harvard Business School Online
    Related Episode(s)
    Communication And Rapport-Building For Business And Leadership–Mike Aguilera (Ep 43)

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    @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram
    @MorningTempo on Facebook  and  YouTube
    Support this Podcast
    The Morning Tempo podcast exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, and we gladly accept support in a variety of ways. Please visit our Crowd Sponsor page to learn more.
    Learn how to support the podcast.
    Recommended Resources
    ConvertKit Free Plan for Beginner Creators – Email marketing the way it should be.
    Web hosting by Dreamhost
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    Some of the links in this post, such as those in the above section, are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support!

    • 33 min
    If You Do Something That Has Value, That's A Product–Jennifer Briney of Congressional Dish

    If You Do Something That Has Value, That's A Product–Jennifer Briney of Congressional Dish

    Jennifer Briney feels that if you do something of value, that something is a product. This is the premise upon which her Congressional Dish podcast is built. CongressionalDish.com states that it's, "a podcast that aims to draw attention to where the American people truly have power: Congress. From the perspective of a fed-up taxpayer with no allegiance to any political party, Jennifer Briney will fill you in on the must-know information about what our representatives do AFTER the elections and how their actions can and do affect our day to day lives." This is an apt description and the content of Congressional Dish is indeed something of value.
    Jennifer and I met at the Podcast Movement 2021 conference in Nashville and I'm honored to feature her in this episode of Morning Tempo. She's is doing important work on Congressional Dish and doing so in as much non-partisan fashion as one can hope for. The podcast was an eye-opener for this listener and for anyone who get their news from outlets such as cable TV, popular newsfeeds such as Apple or Reuters, or social media.
    Although we do discuss the content of Congressional Dish, our conversation isn't exclusively focused on the podcast. But I did get to know a little about Jennifer as a person. Our conversion covers Jennifer's history with Podcast Movement, the Congressional Dish business model (yes it's a business), her legendary AMA on Reddit, her digital-nomad/travel lifestyle (which Congressional Dish helps to fund), the big lessons learned in her journey as host of Congressional Dish, and building trust one person at a time.
    I encourage you to check out an episode (or two) of Congressional Dish. You can find it wherever fine podcasts are found and at CongressionalDish.com. And you can find Jennifer @JenBriney on Twitter and Instagram. Please enjoy my conversation with Jennifer Briney of Congressional Dish.
    Mentioned in this Episode
    Congressional Dish
    Washington Journal C-SPAN interview
    No Agenda Show w/Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak
    How Jen Briney Got Her AMA to the Frontpage of Reddit
    Jennifer Briney on Unity and Divisions (Challenging Opinions podcast episode)
    Talking Fat podcast w/Jen Briney and Jonathan Oakes 
    GovTrack.us
    Stay in touch!
    Visit MorningTempo.com/Podcast for related links, episode transcripts and past guests.
    Sign up for the Morning Tempo email newsletter at MorningTempo.com
    @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram
    @MorningTempo on Facebook  and  YouTube
    Support this Podcast
    The Morning Tempo podcast exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, and we gladly accept support in a variety of ways. Please visit our Crowd Sponsor page to learn more.
    Learn how to support the podcast.
    Recommended Resources
    ConvertKit Free Plan for Beginner Creators – Email marketing the way it should be.
    Web hosting by Dreamhost
    See more of my recommended resources.
    Some of the links in this post, such as those in the above section, are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support!

    • 39 min
    New Writers Should Surround Themselves With Like-minded Creatives – Lyndi Allison

    New Writers Should Surround Themselves With Like-minded Creatives – Lyndi Allison

    Lyndi Allison believes that new writers should surround themselves with like-minded creatives. She is truly one of my favorite creatives. We met at a beach community restaurant in Panama, where she told me about an introductory writers workshop she was hosting. We talked about writing on this same occasion and she wooed me into attending her workshop. I'm really glad I went. Pre pandemic, I was a regular at her full workshops. Lyndi still hosts these workshops at a wonderful place she calls home.  Her home is also known as Tranquilo Retreat, A Writer's Getaway. Lyndi is herself a fiction writer in the young adult sci-fi genre. Her workshops have prompted works of several fiction, non-fiction and songwriters, myself included. My first published songs were in fact born at her workshops.
    In this conversation...
    In this conversation Lyndi and I discuss Tranquilo Retreat, the inspiration for her recently published summer triangle sci-fi trilogy, processing grief through storytelling, learning the craft of writing, her publishing journey, key takeaways from the publishing journey, tips for writers and more.
    You can learn more about Lyndi, her books and writers workshops at TranquiloRetreat.com.
    Please enjoy my chat with Lyndi Allison.
    Mentioned in this Episode
    Tranquilo Retreat resources 
    YA Author Tribe Facebook Group
    Farewell Panama Jam on the Unstarving Musician YouTube channel
    Related Episode(s)
    How To Retire And Live As An Expat In Panama–Greg Kitzmiller (Ep 42)
    Transforming Experiences Into Baking Courses – Edna Cochez (Ep 40)
    Consumer Health, Animal Welfare and Environmental Stewardship – Jacqueline Bedke, Tierra Mia Oganicos (Ep 37)
    WordPress Security Begins With Understanding Common Vulnerabilities – Beto Rubio (Ep 34)
    Visit MorningTempo.com/Podcast for related links, episode transcripts and past guests.
    Sign up for the Morning Tempo email newsletter at MorningTempo.com
    Stay in touch!
    @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram
    @MorningTempo on Facebook  and  YouTube
    Support this Podcast
    The Morning Tempo podcast exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, and we gladly accept support in a variety of ways. Please visit our Crowd Sponsor page to learn more.
    Learn how to support the podcast.
    Recommended Resources
    ConvertKit Free Plan for Beginner Creators – Email marketing the way it should be.
    Web hosting by Dreamhost
    See more of my recommended resources.
    Some of the links in this post, such as those in the above section, are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support!

    • 34 min
    Helping Entrepreneurial Women Gain Clarity – Amanda Abella

    Helping Entrepreneurial Women Gain Clarity – Amanda Abella

    Amanda Abella helps entrepreneurial women gain clarity on the markets they can best serve. She is a recruiter turned freelance writer, turned personal finance coach, turned sales coach. She is without question an entrepreneurial type. We didn’t get specifically into the creative aspects of how she started her business, but Amanda strikes me as highly creative. She did seemingly create her business out of thin air after all. Actually, she did it with a combination of experience, confidence and with the help of mentors.
    Amanda is a firecracker in my book. She’s a firecracker that’s all about helping women build high-ticket service businesses. I believe she’s also on a mission to reassure women of their capacity for independence, maybe even world domination.
    In this conversation...
    In this conversation we cover Amanda’s humble beginnings in sales, she gave her insights into the great resignation, which I refer to as the mass workplace exodus. We also discuss her sales training program, her Make Money Your Honey podcast, her potty mouth, how women can get comfortable selling and charging more, and one of her most memorable mistakes.
    Yup, Amanda’s a fire cracker. She’s also a great conversationalist. This episode consequently required little editing. If you’re reading Amanda–good job. You rock. I really enjoyed speaking with you.
    Please enjoy my conversation with Amanda Abella.
    Visit MorningTempo.com/Podcast for related links, episode transcripts and past guests.
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    Mentioned in this Episode
    AmandaAbella.com
    Better.com
    Support this Podcast
    The Morning Tempo podcast exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, and we gladly accept support in a variety of ways. Please visit our Crowd Sponsor page to learn more.
    Learn how to support the podcast.
    Recommended Resources
    ConvertKit Free Plan for Beginner Creators – Email marketing the way it should be.
    Web hosting by Dreamhost
    See more of my recommended resources.
    Some of the links in this post, such as those in the above section, are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support!
     

    • 29 min
    How Random Passion Can Be A Gateway For Connecting With Others – Ana Xavier

    How Random Passion Can Be A Gateway For Connecting With Others – Ana Xavier

    In this episode Ana Xavier of The Podcast Space explains how a random passion can be a gateway for connecting with others. Ana and I meet at Podcast Movement 2021 in Nashville. She's is a podcast industry expert who thrives on helping other podcasters embrace their creativity and their creative flow.  The Podcast Space provides a broad range of resources and actionable tips for podcasters.
    We talk about our respective experiences at Podcast Movement 2021, the creativity she pours into her business, creator overwhelm, batching, growing a podcast on a limited budget, social media engagement, using podcasts as a marketing tool for your business and more. There's always more.🙂
    Find out about all things that Ana is into at ThePodcastSpace.com and @ThePodcastSpace on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
    Please enjoy my conversation with my Ana Shevier.
    This episode was powered by Podcast Startup
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    I know what that feels like, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes.
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    Mentioned in this Episode
    ThePodcastSpace.com
    Maximize Your Podcast Content (Course by The Podcast Space)
    Later social media scheduler
    Chill & Prosper (podcast) with Denise Duffield-Thomas
    Debt Aversion, Knowledgeable Customers, and Competition – Thom Snellings (Morning Tempo podcast episode)
    Secrets of Creativity – Chris Taylor (Unstarving Musician podcast episode)
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    • 47 min

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