206 episodes

*Real* conversations about the stories, challenges, struggles and triumphs of Middle Tennessee's entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals.

Broadcasting from the J2HQ in Thompson's Station....

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Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast Jim McCarthy

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

*Real* conversations about the stories, challenges, struggles and triumphs of Middle Tennessee's entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals.

Broadcasting from the J2HQ in Thompson's Station....

www.mmtbp.com

    Local Elections Matter w/Columbia’s Ray Jeter :: Ep 201 MMTBP

    Local Elections Matter w/Columbia’s Ray Jeter :: Ep 201 MMTBP

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    I met Ray Jeter a few months ago at a Maury County Commission meeting. I was impressed with his earnest desire to make sure Maury County, which has been experiencing unprecedented growth along with most of Middle Tennessee, to maintain its rural roots and charm mixed with suburban enterprise. 
     
    To say that Ray Jeter’s roots are firmly planted in Maury County is quite an understatement. 

    When Ray was three years old, his family relocated their concrete business to middle Tennessee, laying the foundation for his future endeavors in Maury County.

    He met his future wife-to-be in Kindergarten! His formative years were spent in the humble surroundings of the Maury County trailer park, American Mobile Village. It was here that he first encountered the life-altering power of faith, guided by Pastor John Rushing.

    Later, at a local church, he rekindled his connection with God and reunited with Courtney, his kindergarten sweetheart, forging a bond that would withstand the tests of time.

    Ray enrolled in Bible College immediately after graduation. After just three semesters in Bible College, Ray proposed to Courtney, and they were married on March 16, 2002.

    In 2009, Ray joined the Maury County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve deputy, later earning a full-time appointment as a patrol deputy in 2011. In August 2014, he was elevated to the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff.

    Fueled to effect positive change in his community, Ray campaigned for and won the Maury County Commission seat in 2022. With unwavering determination and a steadfast commitment to public service, he now sets his sights on a new endeavor, campaigning for TN State Representative, driven by a vision of Maury First.

    Follow Ray:
    www.mauryfirst.com

    Highpoints:
    Growth and development in a small town. (8:19)
    Childhood experiences, work ethic, and financial struggles. (15:04)
    Entrepreneurship, recession, and career changes. (18:06)
    Political campaign and representing constituents. (35:23)
    Political polarization and the need for empathy and understanding in government. (40:53)
    Generational differences and the impact of political polarization. (45:10)
    Government structure, democracy vs. constitutional republic, and Second Amendment interpretation. (55:41)


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    Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP.
    Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept:
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    ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”:
    https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip

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    The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: 
    Wizard Academy -  www.wizardacademy.org
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast!

    Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co

    #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcas
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Change of Seasons w/Franklin’s Doug Griffin :: Ep 200 MMTBP

    A Change of Seasons w/Franklin’s Doug Griffin :: Ep 200 MMTBP

    A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com...

    I love to talk with my old comrades and peers who are left or have moved on from the radio business. It may seem that I throw shade on the industry from time to time. I assure you, it’s not towards the folks who are still showing up to serve the public as the medium was intended, hanging around as long as their industry still finds them to be valuable. 

    To those who remain and those who have recently been jettisoned: You still have massive value even if your industry cannot see it anymore. Radio has been cannibalizing itself since the late 90s and it’s a sinking (if not, already sunken) ship. There are a TON of new media, content creation and digital branding industries that need your kind of off-the-wall thinking.

    Which is why I reached out to Doug Griffin for this episode. 

    Born in the Bay Area in California, Doug Griffin fell in love with old-time radio theater and comedy shows on local radio stations. Naturally, this fired up a desire within Doug to make a career in radio. As a foreign exchange student in Germany, Doug fashioned a home stereo system to record audio messages for friends on cassette tapes which, to him, was his first radio station known as "KDUG."

    Doug got his semi-professional radio start via college, eventually going pro with a job doing traffic reports.

    Like most radio people, Doug bounced around several California radio stations before landing a job as morning show co-host for Nashville’s WAY-FM 1998. In 2002, Doug found himself “on the beach” (a radio way of saying that you’re between jobs), but a short while later, he landed at new Christian station 94FM The Fish, where he has worked up until April of 2024. 

    Now he’s on the beach and has a TON to offer.  

    Highpoints:
    Radio industry, personal experiences, and virtual currency. (8:25)
    Radio broadcasting techniques and experiences from the 1970s to 2000s. (11:58)
    Car sales and marketing strategies. (17:10)
    Personal branding, podcasting, and sales strategies. (32:05)
    Overcoming fear and pursuing new opportunities. (37:34)
    Job loss, career development, and salesmanship. (47:55)

    Follow Doug:
    https://www.facebook.com/DJDougGriffin
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-griffin-065206a/
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    Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP.
    Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept:
    https://linktr.ee/mamwmw
    ___________________________________________________________

    ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”:
    https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip

    __________________________________________________________________________

    The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: 
    Wizard Academy -  www.wizardacademy.org
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast!

    Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co

    #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    It’s How You Show UP w/Spring Hill’s Daniel Cruz :: Ep 199 MMTBP

    It’s How You Show UP w/Spring Hill’s Daniel Cruz :: Ep 199 MMTBP

    A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com

    Daniel Cruz is one of those people who has an immediate likable quality, which has made him a powerful salesperson over his career. These days he spends his time truly advising people on how to assess mortgage and real estate interests for their investment portfolios.

    In his experience, it’s about how one shows up to engage with their team and clients.

    Highpoints:
    Aging, compassion, and work experiences. (7:52)
    Sales techniques and integrity in the car and shoe industries. (15:06)
      Career progression from bartending to real estate to medical marijuana sales. (19:17)
    Overcoming imposter syndrome in financial advising. (33:29)
    Financial advisors' dress codes and how they impact their professional image. (39:35)
    Personal branding and dressing for success. (44:09)
    Comedy, impressions, and podcasting with a guest. (56:39)

    About Danny:
    “With a passion for helping people navigate the complexities of housing and finance, I have built a rewarding career as both a Housing Advisor and Mortgage Advisor. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to empowering individuals and families to make informed decisions about their housing options and mortgage solutions.

    In my role as a Housing Advisor, I provide comprehensive guidance on a range of housing options or hard to find referral partners. I am committed to ensuring that my clients have access to the resources and information they need to secure and maintain suitable housing. In both Residential & Commercial markets.
    As a Mortgage Advisor, I specialize in helping clients secure the best mortgage deals tailored to their financial circumstances. Whether it's a first-time homebuyer or someone looking to refinance, I offer personalized advice and support throughout the mortgage process, from application to approval.

    I believe in a client-centric approach, where understanding the unique needs and goals of each individual is paramount. By staying informed about the latest industry trends and regulatory changes, I ensure that my clients receive the most relevant and up-to-date advice. My ultimate goal is to make the home buying and financing process as smooth and stress-free as possible.”

    Follow Danny:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielcruzmusiccitymtg/
    https://www.facebook.com/daniel.cruz.75470316

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    ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast:
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    Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos       

    __________________________________________________________

    Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP.
    Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept:
    https://linktr.ee/mamwmw
    ___________________________________________________________

    ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”:
    https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip

    __________________________________________________________________________

    The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: 
    Wizard Academy -  www.wizardacademy.org
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    Call Incredible Doors! 931-348-DOOR. We’re making garage doors in Maury and Wlliamson counties incredible again! www.incredibledoors.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Importance of Long Term Networking w/Franklin’s Ryan Reid :: Ep 198 MMTBP

    The Importance of Long Term Networking w/Franklin’s Ryan Reid :: Ep 198 MMTBP

    I have known Ryan Reid since 2016.  He owns ICU Security which provides camera security systems around Middle Tennessee and way beyond! He has built his business on making long term and truly authentic human connections through various networking endeavors, but mainly through our BNI chapter. He’s quite possibly the longest standing member of any BNI chapter in the region, being with The Williamson County BNI (Wilco) Chapter since 2001.

    Our conversation revolved around various business-related topics, including networking, sales strategies, and security. Ryan shares his experiences and insights on how to effectively network within the BNI ecosystem, pass referrals, and continuously educate himself. We also discussed the challenges of starting and maintaining a security business, including employee management and client retention. We touched on the importance of positive thinking and energy in shaping interactions with others, and the limitations of security camera systems in providing foolproof security.

    Highlights:
    Starting and growing a security business with ups and downs. (4:43)
    Business ownership, employee loyalty, and commission-based sales. (16:28)
    Working on business vs. in it, with a focus on surveillance technology to help businesses improve. (21:16)
    Using technology to improve business operations and retain clients. (32:06)


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    ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast:
    www.mmtbp.com
    www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast
    www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos
    Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos       

    __________________________________________________________

    Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP.
    Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept:
    https://linktr.ee/mamwmw
    ___________________________________________________________

    ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”:
    https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip

    __________________________________________________________________________

    The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: 
    Wizard Academy -  www.wizardacademy.org
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast!

    Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co

    #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeweather #weather #meteorology #tornado #tornadoes

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A True Nashville Native Who Knows His Market w/Nick Woodard :: Ep 197 MMTBP

    A True Nashville Native Who Knows His Market w/Nick Woodard :: Ep 197 MMTBP

    A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com


    Nick Woodard is a local Real Estate Agent who truly knows his market. 

    After all, he’s lived here most of his 40+ years!

     This episode is about Nick’s experiences and insights on how to succeed in the real estate industry, emphasizing the importance of authenticity, connection, and adaptability. We discuss the impact of technological advancements and shifting market dynamics on the industry, and highlighted the need for realtors to evolve and utilize social media effectively. Nick also shares personal stories about their experiences with music and local culture in Middle Tennessee, and discusses Nashville's appeal as a music city and hub for creatives.

    Highlights:
    Entrepreneurship, real estate, and personal growth. (3:34)
    Social media marketing and attention-seeking strategies in real estate. (10:08)
    Authenticity and expertise in content creation. (15:44)
    Real estate industry changes and the importance of showing losses. (21:55)
    The changing landscape of Nashville, Tennessee, and its impact on locals and the economy. (37:30)

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    ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast:
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    www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos
    Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos       

    __________________________________________________________

    Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP.
    Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept:
    https://linktr.ee/mamwmw
    ___________________________________________________________

    ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”:
    https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip

    __________________________________________________________________________

    The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: 
    Wizard Academy -  www.wizardacademy.org
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast!

    Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co

    #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeweather #realestate #realtor #realestateagent

    • 50 min
    The “Shear” Passion of Weather w/Weather Down in Muletown :: Ep 196 MMTBP

    The “Shear” Passion of Weather w/Weather Down in Muletown :: Ep 196 MMTBP

    A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com

    On May 8, 2024, a devastating tornado ripped through Maury county. 

    Cap and Boppy, the duo behind Weather Down in Muletown, were studying the system days in advance. It isn’t the first time their stunning accuracy warned the Columbia community about dangerous weather.

    The best part? They do it because they absolutely LOVE to study the weather. During the events of May 8, they added over four thousand people to their page. 

    I met Adam (Cap) and Renee (Boppy) for the first time prior to the recording of this episode. The first thing they wanted me to know was that they were *not* meteorologists. They’re just people whose passion drives them to study the craft. 

    Follow them here:
    https://www.facebook.com/muletownwx

    Highlights:
    Tornadoes in Tennessee and eastward shift in Tornado Alley. (2:30)
    Weather forecasting and geography knowledge. (8:48)
    Severe weather in Middle Tennessee, including tornado warnings and flooding. (14:44)
    Local news coverage, social media platforms, and monetization strategies. (45:14)
    Monetizing a weather podcast through merchandise and sponsorships. (52:12)

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________
    ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast:
    www.mmtbp.com
    www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast
    www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos
    Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos       

    __________________________________________________________

    Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP.
    Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept:
    https://linktr.ee/mamwmw
    ___________________________________________________________

    ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”:
    https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip

    __________________________________________________________________________

    The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: 
    Wizard Academy -  www.wizardacademy.org
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast!

    Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co

    #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeweather #weather #meteorology #tornado #tornadoes

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

finch dan ,

This guy!!!

These are the conversations that need to be had! What’s your problem podcast has been bumped to my favorites list. You feel like you are right there with them.

Jummers5789 ,

Very Interesting

I love listening to Jim and his guests while I’m working outside. There’s always some golden nuggets of wisdom each episode!

lyntorphotos ,

Great Entertaining content

Jim, you have such a great way of engaging your guests and guiding them through your podcast. Loved your latest with Rich Redmond. He is such a dynamic person and watching the two of you have a great conversation while setting lightbulbs off right and left was awesome!! Could almost see the gears turning! That time flew by!!! Keep them coming!

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