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For those of us who are just trying to Do Better This Year. Interviews with entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and high-performers of various disciplines to uncover the methods and principles they use to excel in business and in life.

New Year's Revolutionary David Wells

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

For those of us who are just trying to Do Better This Year. Interviews with entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and high-performers of various disciplines to uncover the methods and principles they use to excel in business and in life.

    AMA - How To Survive The First 6 Months As A Dad

    AMA - How To Survive The First 6 Months As A Dad

    In this first "Ask Me Anything" episode, I try to answer a question from my buddy Phil. He and his wife are expecting their first child in the next few weeks, and he sent me a prompt asking about how to prepare for being a dad. Thank you, Phil!

    • 25 min
    Ten Lessons From Ten Interviews

    Ten Lessons From Ten Interviews

    In this episode I recap the past ten interviews, and share the biggest lessons I learned from each of my guests.

    • 44 min
    "The Power of Design" (with Jack Ossa, Ossa Studio)

    "The Power of Design" (with Jack Ossa, Ossa Studio)

    A first generation immigrant from Colombia, Jack has built a thriving business helping clients create buildings, brands and strategies through The Power of Design. I can’t wait to share this inspiring conversation where we cover a lot of ground, including:

    Jack's big podcasting milestone, and what he's learned from his experiences podcasting so far. Jack's incredible story of coming to America and getting into the architecture business. The Power of Design, and why it's important. What architects actually do. Jack's thoughts on self-doubt, and pushing through adversity. Three approaches to bidding on work and considering pricing, differentiation and value proposition. Time management, and what it means to actually be "productive." Jack's "car analogy" for achieving balance in life. How to improve relationships, and the importance of building trust not just with others but with yourself. Why Jack doesn't have any nonfiction recommendations for me. How Jack plans to "Do Better This Year" by trusting himself more.
    Cheers, Jack!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    "Trust - Values - Relationship" (with Dino H Carter, D Branding)

    "Trust - Values - Relationship" (with Dino H Carter, D Branding)

    Dino H Carter is the founder of D Branding in Hollywood, California. With over 20 years of experience in marketing and branding, Dino has developed a unique philosophy and approach to these disciplines. This was such a fun interview - we covered a number of topics including:

    Driving cattle! Marketing vs. branding: what’s changed over the years, and what’s stayed the same. Unique challenges and opportunities in the cannabis industry. The three most important questions to ask yourself when branding, and an overview of how Dino helps clients answer these questions using The W System guide. The interplay between Trust, Values and Relationship when building a brand. The current landscape of online marketing. The importance of mindset, including some nonfiction recommendations (What Great Brands Do) How Dino plans to “Do Better This Year.”
    Cheers, Dino!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Be a Maniac about Listening (with John Espey, Defiance Ventures)

    Be a Maniac about Listening (with John Espey, Defiance Ventures)

    John Epsey is the co-founder of Defiance Ventures here in Charlotte. A software developer by trade, John has started and exited several companies and advised tech startups across numerous industries, and in this episode we talk entrepreneurship, sales, and so much more. A few topics that we cover:

    How John answers the question, "what do you do?" John's journey to becoming a "Serial Entrepreneur." The importance of programming/software development as a skill set. What makes a person, or a company, "good at selling?" Best practices for managing projects and people. The importance of cultivating "intellectual curiosity." Health and fitness. How John hopes to "Do Better This Year."
    Cheers, John!

    • 34 min
    Bring Your Personality To Your Content (with Rachael Green, Rach Green Cocktails)

    Bring Your Personality To Your Content (with Rachael Green, Rach Green Cocktails)

    Rachael Green is the founder of Rach Green Cocktails, and provides everything from virtual cocktail classes, to bartending workshops, to bar program development programs - all in the spirit of "making education a party."
    Rachael and I got connected through her content on Instagram (@rachgreen_cocktails), and with her background in brand management and social media strategy she was able to explain to me exactly how that happened. In addition to geeking-out on all things cocktails, we discussed a number of other topics that I've often struggled with: things like developing a personal brand, navigating different social media platforms, and bringing your authentic personality to your content. I learned a lot from this very fun conversation.
    Cheers, Rachael!

    • 51 min

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