177 episodes

Pass The Secret Sauce is a podcast that asks "how did they do it”? We are fascinated by the chaos of being an entrepreneur, these are the raw stories of setbacks and struggles that have led our anonymous guests to profound success. From homelessness and starvation to acclaim and success. It’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for zealous budding entrepreneurs to understand the struggle is part of the story. Will you Pass The Secret Sauce…?

Pass the Secret Sauce by Matt Shields Matt Shields

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

Pass The Secret Sauce is a podcast that asks "how did they do it”? We are fascinated by the chaos of being an entrepreneur, these are the raw stories of setbacks and struggles that have led our anonymous guests to profound success. From homelessness and starvation to acclaim and success. It’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for zealous budding entrepreneurs to understand the struggle is part of the story. Will you Pass The Secret Sauce…?

    Episode 176: Building a Business with a Giving Component with Randy Molland

    Episode 176: Building a Business with a Giving Component with Randy Molland

    In this episode, Randy and I are going to dive into the who, what and where of running a “for purpose” business. Their goal of giving back to the community is not something that every entrepreneur will do! Furthermore, we talked about finding your true passion, the criticisms you can face, and how to handle them.

    Who is Randy Molland?

    Randy is the co-founder of a real estate investment/ educational company called The REInvestors. Randy built The REInvestors when he was 25 years old to help investors get connected to incredible investment opportunities. Although real estate is where his entrepreneurial journey started, Randy’s true passion lies in the bigger mission of wanting to inspire people with their #GoBigToGiveBig movement where they encourage others to go bigger with their dreams and goals so that you can give bigger with their profits.

    Click the link for the full episode’s shownotes:

    If you are interested in learning more about these types of topics, check out Episode 64 of Pass The Secret Sauce

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    • 35 min
    Episode 175: Tips and Tricks for Getting More Views on Youtube with Gideon Shalwick

    Episode 175: Tips and Tricks for Getting More Views on Youtube with Gideon Shalwick

    Gideon Shalwick is a serial entrepreneur, video marketer, co-founder of Veeroll, and founder of Splasheo.

    Gideon is an incredible digital entrepreneur who created massive success through his digital businesses. Which include Veeroll, which is a really cool video advertising platform that served up over 18 million ads in its first year, and Splasheo which is a specialized video production service that takes away the guesswork out of creating really awesome videos for your business.

    In this episode we discuss:


    How the education system affected his mindset about work and business [4:22]
    His journey in starting his first business, his first e-book [8:00]
    Challenges before making his business profitable [11:10]
    Realizations that helped him create a successful business [15:02]
    Building his company – Rapid Video Blogging, starting Splasheo [17:10]
    What does Splasheo do [22:53]
    Video content that works really well [25:55]
    Tips and tricks on how to use keywords to get more views on a YouTube video [33:54]
    Best ways to get in touch with Gideon [37:20]

    Links to sources and tools:


    Go to www.splasheo.com to learn more about their captioning services and get more engagements for your videos.
    Follow Gideon on all his social media accounts and subscribe to his YouTube channel:

    https://www.facebook.com/gideonshalwick/
    https://www.facebook.com/splasheo/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gideonshalwick/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOxFrKa0ap-tHPiknUkcy9g


    Quotable Quotes:


    When people are reading, it’s not the texts that they see, but when they read the words that create a virtual experience for them inside their heads.
    When you add the captions you’re actually creating a little movie inside people’s heads. Which adds more richness to the video.*


    Listen to other PTSS Tech Episodes:


    https://passthesecretsauce.com/category/tech/

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passthesecretsauce to get updates on new episodes. If you haven’t already, please follow and leave a review for our podcast, we’ll really appreciate it. And as always, don’t forget to pass the secret sauce.

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    Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5eItxsGWyGKC91zd1pzbA and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pass-the-secret-sauce-podcast


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    • 39 min
    Episode 174: How Systems & Processes Affects a Company Culture with Paul Maskill

    Episode 174: How Systems & Processes Affects a Company Culture with Paul Maskill

    Paul Maskill is the Founder of The Ultimate Freedom Mastermind. Paul helps other small business owners automate & scale their business so it can thrive without them… enabling them to leverage their business to build a life that they love.

    In this episode we discuss:


    How the recession was a blessing in disguise  [5:35]
    What he realized when scaling his first coaching business  [7:56]
    Where business owners get stuck on  [10:14]
    Building a business that is sellable  [14:29]
    The 5 systems of every business  [16:33]
    Biggest mistakes businesses make in creating their processes [23:40]
    How systems and processes affect company culture  [25:33]
    Recommendations for someone starting a new business   [28:22]
    How to learn more from Paul  [30:33]

    Quotable Quotes:


    Our business should be the vehicle to allow us to do whatever we want in this world.
    If nobody is doing what you want to do, there’s probably a reason for that: there’s probably not a market for it.
    When it stops serving your vision and your mission, it’s ok to sell it. It’s ok to let somebody else run it and turn it into a passive income stream.

    Links to sources and tools:


    Go to https://www.paulmaskill.com/ to listen to his podcast or join his Ultimate Freedom Mastermind.
    Follow Paul Maskill on his social media accounts:

    https://www.facebook.com/businessfreedomformula
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulmaskill
    https://www.instagram.com/paul_maskill


    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passthesecretsauce to get updates on new episodes. If you haven’t already, please follow and leave a review for our podcast, we’ll really appreciate it. And as always, don’t forget to pass the secret sauce.

    Support our podcast
    If you’re a fan of the show, there are three simple things you can do to support our work:


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    Tell a family member, friend, or colleague about the show.
    Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5eItxsGWyGKC91zd1pzbA and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pass-the-secret-sauce-podcast


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    • 35 min
    Episode 173: The Psychology of Innovation in a Black Swan Event with Mike Stemple

    Episode 173: The Psychology of Innovation in a Black Swan Event with Mike Stemple

    Mike Stemple is the founder/CEO and Entrepreneur in Residence of Inspirer. He is also a proud veteran of the US Army. Mike helps corporate executives to think and act more entrepreneurially. This is accomplished through client workshops and Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) consulting. Recently, Mike embedded for 2 years with Molson Coors as their EIR where he provided the entrepreneurial mindset for global innovation teams. Mike has built 20+ startups, is an expert at ideation, innovation, startup psychology, and brand creation, and is a mentor at Techstars, a global seed accelerator.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Mike discusses working with his brothers on businesses [3:20]
    His inspiration for SkinIt [5:32]
    Mike’s SkinIt idea was rejected by a VC [9:31]
    The hardest part of running SkinIt in the early days [14:51]
    Being banned from all the electronic retailers in his area [17:14]
    What is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) [19:55]
    How he started EIR’ing for a company [22:00]
    How he built his brand, working with big companies [24:00]
    Scaling a small company VS a large company [26:04]
    Example of a company that has unnecessary processes [27:20]
    The psychology of innovation in a black swan event [29:39]
    Massive opportunities from the pandemic [30:43]

    Quotable Quotes:


    Most unicorns are created in the startup world and not the corporate world.
    If the world needs my help, I’m more than happy to give it. Because that’s what you do in a black swan event.
    Build for sale, not for scale. Stop building to be a global product, just focus on building a product that you can get your first sale.

    Links to sources and tools:


    Connect with Mike Stemple on LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikestemple

    For startup psychology training and consulting, check Inspirer

    https://www.inspirer.com

    Get access to Mike’s courses on Udemy

    https://www.udemy.com/user/mikestemple

    Follow his social media accounts

    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/iamainspirer
    Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/inspirermike
    Twitter – http://twitter.com/mikestemple


    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passthesecretsauce to get updates on new episodes. If you haven’t already, please follow and leave a review for our podcast, we’ll really appreciate it. And as always, don’t forget to pass the secret sauce.

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    • 44 min
    Episode 172: Turning Threats & Fears into Opportunities with Andrew McDowell

    Episode 172: Turning Threats & Fears into Opportunities with Andrew McDowell

    Andrew McDowell is an engineer by trade and a creative by nature. He spent 22 years with the Boeing Company, where he always felt more like a life coach than a boss. In 2002, he began his journey into entrepreneurship within a Corporation when he was asked to develop an Airspace Design Consulting business from scratch that would serve the global government market. Andy has a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State. Naturally, his aviation work took him around the world and enabled him to work on high-profile projects – such as preparing the Beijing and Sochi Airports for their respective Olympic Games.

    Andy would love to have a conversation with you about how he might be able to use his strategic skills developed from his years with the Boeing Company to Generate Your Value in your personal and professional life. He has a keen sense for applying business concepts to life coaching, and life coaching concepts to business.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Andrew’s business conversations with his dad [5:13]
    His dad’s advice about products and services [7:43]
    Andrew’s education and career background [9:25]
    His motivation to start his own company [12:45]
    The strengths he brings to other people [14:20]
    Types of leadership mindset [17:25]
    Turning threats and fears into opportunities [21:30]
    Blockers being in a leadership position [25:10]
    Results of Andrew’s coaching and training [29:20]
    Learn more about Andrew and his services [31:45]

    Links to sources and tools:


    Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-mcdowell-69231627/

    Learn more about how to Generate Your Value

    https://www.generateyourvalue.com


    Listen to other PTSS episodes:


    Importance of Innovation in Business with Andrew McConnell
    PR Strategies and Getting Publicity for Business with Mickie Kennedy
    The Four Key Values To Follow in Discerning Opportunities with Phillip Berry

    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passthesecretsauce to get updates on new episodes. If you haven’t already, please follow and leave a review for our podcast, we’ll really appreciate it. And as always, don’t forget to pass the secret sauce.

    Support our podcast
    If you’re a fan of the show, there are three simple things you can do to support our work:


    Subscribe, rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pass-the-secret-sauce-by-matt-shields/id1506940483 the podcast on iTunes or wherever you subscribe.
    Tell a family member, friend, or colleague about the show.
    Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5eItxsGWyGKC91zd1pzbA and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pass-the-secret-sauce-podcast


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    • 34 min
    Episode 171: PR Strategies and Getting Publicity for Business with Mickie Kennedy

    Episode 171: PR Strategies and Getting Publicity for Business with Mickie Kennedy

    Mickie Kennedy is a PR expert who founded eReleases 23+ years ago to help small businesses, authors, and startups increase their visibility and credibility through press release marketing. He started the company in 1998 after working in a PR environment that was not meeting the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses and firms. He struck out on his own to build a company that would give smaller firms access to the newswire – with a personal touch. eReleases delivers personal service and exceptional value to every customer, every time a release is submitted, at every price point.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Mickie’s first email newsletter business [5:50]
    How did Mickie help people get promoted [9:31]
    Doing press releases for businesses and their results [12:10]
    Free PR strategy email series [18:05]
    What are the mistakes in doing press release [21:00]
    How long does a PR campaign should run [27:30]
    How they made a local carpet store get publicity [29:50]
    What do PR deliverables look like [35:41]
    What is PR news wire [37:52]
    Learn more about Mickie and eReleases [39:56]

    Links to sources and tools:


    Connect with Mickie Kennedy on LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/publicity

    Get PR Strategy Email Series – ALL FREE

    https://www.ereleases.com/plan

    Follow their social media accounts for updates

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ereleasespr/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/ereleases
    Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ereleases.press.release.distribution


    Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passthesecretsauce to get updates on new episodes. If you haven’t already, please follow and leave a review for our podcast, we’ll really appreciate it. And as always, don’t forget to pass the secret sauce.

    Support our podcast
    If you’re a fan of the show, there are three simple things you can do to support our work:


    Subscribe, rate and review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pass-the-secret-sauce-by-matt-shields/id1506940483 the podcast on iTunes or wherever you subscribe.
    Tell a family member, friend, or colleague about the show.
    Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5eItxsGWyGKC91zd1pzbA and follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pass-the-secret-sauce-podcast


    This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

yogastud ,

Matt up to bat

Matt does a great job of getting to the stuff that is interesting from his guests. Love tuning in for commutes/gym/etc

Phlyfisher ,

Poor audio

Tried listening to the Knox manufacturing episode and the audio is so poor I can’t even hear the guest. Too bad because I wanted to hear it.

BWPod ,

Great Show

Love this show. Not all hosts are created equal and Matt is awesome. Keep up the quality guests.

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