SPIN IT is a business podcast that will inspire you to see failures and obstacles as a stepping stone for success, transforming them into a new path forward, a path that you may not have seen or considered before. Whether it‘s a scandal or a broken business model - obstacles are an opportunity to learn, pivot and go after your goals with a new perspective.
Hosted by Stephynie Malik, award-winning Crisis Management Expert and Business Strategist, this podcast offers you advice and guidance on how difficult situations can result in successful outcomes. It’s all about how you Spin It!
#39: Mastering the Art of Negotiation with Chris Voss
This week on Spin It, Stephynie had the privilege of speaking with former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss.
Prior to becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Chris served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI and was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years.
On this weeks episode, we’ll take an intimate look into the art of negotiation and its importance in the world of Entrepreneurship and Business.
We’ll explore his world renowned negotiation tactics and strategies learning how even those who have never negotiated before can start applying them in their lives.
You’ll learn how Chris found a way to masterfully turn obstacles into opportunities for decades and how you too can do the same.
00:00 - Spin It! Intro
00:19 - Chris Voss Intro
00:47 - Introductory Comments
01:30 - How Chris became an FBI negotiator
05:24 - Chris' Early Years
06:11 - When Chris realized he loved Negotiating
09:23 - How Privilege affects you
13:43 - Negotiating is Learned
17:35 - Becoming a better Negotiator
19:37 - Negotiating in day-to-day life
25:44 - When to say NO in Negotiating
28:08 - Tone of Voice when Negotiating
30:00 - Success Rate in Negotiating
31:04 - Time is a Valuable Commodity
36:00 - Tips in Critical Negotiation
41:35 - Common Mistake in Negotiation
49:28 - 3 Things to consider in Negotiation
50:11 - About Blackswan & The Book
53:10 - How Chris surpassed his Obstacles
55:06 - Social Media & Important Links
57:02 - Spin It!
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#38: Finding Your True Calling with Adam Posner
On this weeks episode of Spin It, Stephynie enjoyed speaking with her dear friend and colleague Adam Posner. Adam is the Founder and President of NHP Talent Group: A Talent Access Consultancy, specializing in recruitment strategy, talent process and operations.
Prior to pivoting into the world of recruiting, Adam spent 15 years working within the very tough and highly complicated advertising world in NYC. He led account management and digital strategy at American Express, SIRIUS XM and digital ad agencies in NYC like VaynerMedia and EP+Co for Major Clients like Verizon, Pepsi and British Airways.
He is also the host of the popular podcast, #ThePOZcast- showcasing experts that come from the World of Talent, HR and everyone in between that has something to share that his listeners can learn from. The Goal of the podcast is to help you harness your inner tenacity to drive your career forward.
00:00- Spin It! Intro
00:32- Adam Posner Intro
02:03- Adam’s Early Years
07:37- Adam’s Journey At The University of Buffalo
10:34- Getting Kicked Out Of Business School
12:30- The Hustle
13:41- Working At Vayner Media
21:33- Beyond Vayner Media
23:45- Becoming An Entrepreneur
26:04- Experience Or Education
27:17- Calculating Risk In Recruiting
35:21- Creating #ThePozcast
43:17- Becoming An Author
47:30- Taking Ownership Of Your Life/Career
48:00- Social Media & Important Links
48:22- Spin It! Outro
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#37: The Pursuit of Empowerment with David Meltzer
Today on Spin It!, we are talking with David Meltzer. From the minute David and Stephynie first chatted she knew he was different in every aspect of business and personal leadership.
David is a servant leader, mentor and business coach. He is also a 3x international bestselling author, the executive producer of Entrepreneur’s #1 digital business show Elevator Pitch, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast The Playbook.
1:13 - David's Decision to Become A Millionaire & His Mother
10:00 - The Power of Support
13:22 - The Quantum Intention
19:45 - 66 Days to Develop A Habit; How to Start Right Now
25:35 - Living Life with One Currency
30:22 - David's Authenticity
33:00 - Finding Top Talent: The Four Key Items
Mentioned In The Episode:
Elevator Pitch — https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/series/elevatorpitch
The Playbook — https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-playbook-with-david-meltzer/id1271087930
#36 Taking Ownership of Your Life with Lance Essihos
On today's episode, Stephynie speaks with one of the highest rated podcast hosts, Lance Essihos. Lance's podcast, University of Adversity, has dominated the podcast arena and is ranked Top 50 on iTunes worldwide. True to the title of the show, Lance is no stranger to adversity. He has faced some of the most difficult challenges. He battled addiction for decades, lost his brother to suicide, and lost his father to cancer. In his quest to help others, Lance created the podcast for guests to share their stories of personal hardships and battles with adversity, ultimately inspiring change for those who are struggling.
Today we're getting an intimate and raw look into Lance's journey and hearing how he himself was finally able to overcome his battle with adversity and spin life in his direction, enabling him to carry out his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encouraging people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.
2:34 — Lance's Calling
8:00 — Mastering Adversity
17:15 — Protecting Your Time & Operating At A High Level
19:30 — Choosing to Have the Right Attitude
21:30 — Reteaching Old Lessons
28:30 — Lance's Lifestyle
34:00 — "Just Take One Step..."
39:40 — Podcasting Is Such A Powerful Tool
42:00 — The Most Angry He's Ever Been
44:40 — Happiest He's Ever Been
47:30 — Lance's Positivity Retreat
49:55 — 'Don't Create Shame Around Yourself"
50:25 — How to Not Feel the Negativity
55:30 — Overcoming Lance's Obstacles
57:25 — Your Habits Create Confidence
Mentioned In The Episode:
University of Adversity — https://lanceessihos.com/podcast/
Mastering Adversity Book — https://lanceessihos.com/book/
Spin It! on Sports #7: From the Gridiron to Entrepreneurship with Chris Gronkowski
This week on Spin It! On Sports Stephynie is speaking with former NFL Football player turned serial entrepreneur, Chris Gronkowski.
Chris is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft, he was not only signed by the Dallas Cowboys but also made the 53 man roster. In addition to the Cowboys, Chris went on to play for Colts, Broncos and Chargers during his NFL career.
As the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens and that was the case for Chris when he found himself a former professional athlete turned entrepreneur.
From the NFL to doing a deal with Mark Cuban and Alex Rodriguez on Shark Tank, Chris has truly made a name for himself in the Entrepreneurship arena.
On this Episode of SPIN IT On Sports, they take an intimate look at Chris’s journey and how he made the successful transition into Entrepreneurship. They also will also dive into the obstacles and challenges he faced along the way and his secrets to spinning life in his direction after the game of football.
00:00 - Spin It! On Sports Intro
00:48 - Chris Gronkowski Intro
02:05 - Chris’ Childhood with 4 brothers
06:38 - Chris Views on the 2010 NFL Draft
08:56 - Putting in Hard Work
13:54 - Building trust
17:10 - Having an Identity after Football
22:19 - Chris’ Experience on Shark Tank
27:56 - Branding Chris’ Shaker Bottle
30:00 - Chris’ Family Life
30:40 - Keeping it All Together
35:30 - TikTok
37:23 - The Biggest Mistakes Chris Made in Entrepreneurship
42:00 - Best Piece of Advice for Someone Starting a Business
46:00 - Chris’ Parenting Style
51:06 - Social Media & Important Links
51:37 - Spin It! On Sports Outro
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#35: Start Before You Are Ready with Roger Brooks
This week on Spin it! Stephynie had the privilege of speaking with Roger Brooks. Roger is the CEO of American Real Media & Publishing, a 3X Bestselling Author and one of LinkedIn’s top 50 MOST IMPACTFUL PEOPLE.
In this episode, they dive into Roger's Entrepreneurial journey and the obstacles he faced within that journey. You will learn how he became an author and Roger's outstanding...not one, not two, not three but FOUR books.
They explore Rogers core values including spreading awareness, empathy, authenticity, kindness, transparency, accountability and gratitude through an abundance mindset.
:36 — Roger Brooks Intro
1:40 — Roger's Passion for Writing
3:36 — Pursuing the Passion
5:30 — Did Roger Always Know He'd Be An Entrepreneur?
9:10 — "Start Before You're Ready!"
13:05 — Becoming Vulnerable
15:05 — Touch, Impact, Inspire
17:28 — Relationships At Home
19:45 — Roger's Book
23:55 — Roger's Advice Around Writing A Book
28:05 — About American Real
32:51 — Biggest Obstacle Into Opportunity
Mentioned in the Episode:
American Real Podcast
Roger's Books on Amazon
Fantastic! Really enjoyed David sharing his story recently and I very much enjoyed the Jared Allen podcast since I’m a huge sports fan. Looking forward to hearing more awesome content with your future guests!
I look forward to this podcast every week. Truly amazing
SO DONE listening to these narcissists
I was initially interested to hear this point of view on becoming awesome like these folks but I couldn’t get through the episode with the corporate lawyer who drove through an “unmanned railroad crossing”, killed his dog and nearly killed his family and then waxed rhapsodic about learning life changing lessons. Such as blaming someone else for your life-altering mistakes and going on about how great your dog was for sacrificing himself for your wife while never mentioning that it wouldn’t have been necessary if you’d just paid attention and stopped for a railroad crossing. The blithe lack of self awareness was breathtaking and infuriating and that, on top of several other cringeworthy comments over other episodes, has convinced me that this is not the podcast for me.