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Welcome to Stop Riding the Pine. This is a podcast where the host, Jaime Jay, discovers strategies and challenges the status quo by having in depth conversations with changemakers and disruptors who have successfully created thriving company cultures due their unique leadership style.

Stop Riding the Pine Jaime Jay

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Welcome to Stop Riding the Pine. This is a podcast where the host, Jaime Jay, discovers strategies and challenges the status quo by having in depth conversations with changemakers and disruptors who have successfully created thriving company cultures due their unique leadership style.

    Colin Wayne How to Hire and Win with Your Employees | Ep. 250

    Colin Wayne How to Hire and Win with Your Employees | Ep. 250

    Colin Wayne

    Colin Wayne is the Founder and CEO of Redline Steel, a customized steel manufacturing company inspired by design and relentless innovation to bring a level of quality unprecedented to what’s been seen in home decor.

    “A huge level of culture that people resonate with is when they can see their management group or leader with them every step of the way.” – Colin Wayne

    Leading the Way to Success

    Colin has an amazing drive in business. He is the type of leader who is not afraid to get into the trenches. This year, his goal is to have 1 million product orders.

    “As an entrepreneur that’s progressively growing and aggressively growing, it’s hard to realize the success you’ve had until it’s pointed out by a ton of other people.” – Colin Wayne

    Entrepreneur Journey

    Since he founded Redline Steel in 2016, they have grown to nearly 50 employees. A military veteran, he served for the U.S. for almost 7 years with 3 tours. Going to the gym helped him cope during his transition to civilian life.

    “You’ve got to lead from the front.” – Colin Wayne on choosing the people to work with and guiding them towards the vision

    He is also a former fitness model and was the face of more than 50 magazines which include Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness. And, as a social media sensation, he has millions of followers on different platforms.

    Defining Success with the Team

    To Colin, success is waking up every morning on his terms and being able to live the life he wants. Every day, he wakes up with a passion for the things he does.

    He loves turning something from concept to reality and that is exactly what they are doing at Redline Steel. He believes that each employee they hire can bring value to the company and can achieve a high pinnacle of success with them.

    To hear from Colin Wayne, download and listen to the episode. Connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Colin know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!

    Show Links from Colin Wayne:



    * Website – RedlineSteel.com

    * Facebook

    * Instagram

    * Twitter



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    * Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

    * Podcast Pilot



    If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to our previous episode Jason Treu Building a High-Performing Team | Ep. 249. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!

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    Jason Treu Building a High-Performing Team | Ep. 249

    Jason Treu Building a High-Performing Team | Ep. 249

    Jason Treu

    Jason Treu (Troy) is an executive coach, podcast host and is the best-selling author of Social Wealth. He works with corporate leaders as well as with startups to maximize their potential and performance.

    “If you could find some links, some things people could do, you could change performance in a team, in a working group, across different business units or in an organization no matter how big it was.” – Jason Treu

    Operating with Teammates

    Jason returns to Stop Riding the Pine Podcast since his appearance on episode 80, where he talked about Finding Your Blind Spots. In his many years of talking with people, he saw the common challenge faced and that is applying the lessons learned.

    “In many ways, the best teams, were more like a family than the other teams were.” – Jason Treu

    According to him, it is important to consider how we operate with one another in our daily lives. This rings true across our established relationships.

    Better Relationships in Business

    How do you operate with others in business? In this setting, according to Jason, we are basically reliant on others for success. Solopreneurs, for example, get better relationships through their networks.

    Low vs High-Performing Teams

    Jason has spent time with teams and found inefficiency was always there. Some teams did perform well and some team did not. But the difference between these two sets of teams is more than the skills and abilities of their members.

    Teams, where members were happy, excited and motivated, produce a different outcome. Regardless of the size of the team, leaders could find clues to what can be done to up the performance.

    To hear from Jason Treu, download and listen to the episode. Connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Jason know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!

    Show Links from Jason Treu:



    * Website – Work with Jason

    * LinkedIn

    * Book – Social Wealth

    * Game – Cards Against Mundanity



    Episode Affiliates



    * Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

    * Blubrry

    * SocialJukebox discount code SRTP20

    * ActiveCampaign



    If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to our previous episode Scott Beebe The Power of Intentional Leadership | Ep. 248. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!

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    Scott Beebe The Power of Intentional Leadership | Ep. 248

    Scott Beebe The Power of Intentional Leadership | Ep. 248

    Scott Beebe

    Scott Beebe is the Founder of My Business on Purpose. He is passionate about helping small businesses develop systems and processes, and is personally godsend to our businesses.

    “Once you decide that ‘I want to intentionally grow a culture’, that’s when we get into this hunger mindset of what a real leader looks like.” – Scott Beebe

    My Business on Purpose

    At My Business on Purpose, as Scott puts it, they liberate small business owners from the chaos. They are all about implementation in the business.

    “Culture is interesting. It is biological. What grows in culture merely reflects what’s planted in the culture.” – Scott Beebe

    Importance of Company Culture

    They also want to help business owners really consider what company culture means to them. He believes that culture is a reflection of anything implemented in the company.

    “When you look at your culture and you hate what you see, that’s what you planted.” – Scott Beebe

    Thus, when leaders plant seeds of positivity and growth, the company yields the same fruits and reflects them in their culture.

    The Hunger Mindset in Leadership

    Implementation isn’t simply the laying out of a company’s mission, vision, and values. Leadership creates a difference in it. What is a leader and what does it look like?

    From Scott’s Hunger Mindset Slides, we learn that there can be a lot of things running inside an average business owner or leader’s mind daily. These things may include growing, serving, and community building, and long-term vision.

    To hear from Scott Beebe, download and listen to the episode. Connect with him through the links below. Remember to let Scott know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!

    Show Links from Scott Beebe:



    * Website – My Business on Purpose

    * My BOP on Facebook

    * Scott on Facebook

    * Hunger Mindset Slides



    Episode Affiliates



    * Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

    * 17hats

    * Blubrry

    * ActiveCampaign



    If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to our previous episode Gabe Arnold On Hiring a Copywriter for Your Business | Ep. 247. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!

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    Gabe Arnold On Hiring a Copywriter for Your Business | Ep. 247

    Gabe Arnold On Hiring a Copywriter for Your Business | Ep. 247

    Gabe Arnold

    Gabe Arnold is the go-to guy when it comes to copywriting and marketing. For over a decade now, he’s helped tons of businesses through sustainable digital marketing and tech services made possible at his company called Copywriter Today.

    “You cannot micro-manage and control everything and build a team, because there is no point in building a team if you are constantly standing on their shoulder every day.” – Gabe Arnold

    Passion for Digital Marketing

    Gabe was 16 years old when he built and sold his first website. In his early 20s, he ended up building a multimillion-dollar construction company. He scaled it through digital marketing, websites, and SEO.

    But he lost the company when the housing market crashed. It was then he realized what he truly loved in his business and that was marketing.

    Copywriting for Websites

    From that point, Gabe focused on building websites to help brands market themselves online. He worked with them from design up to the implementation. With a team, they were able to complete over 4500 websites.

    “It was the perfect model. I can write and I’ve started this business, and it is exactly what I wanted to be and work for.” – Gabe Arnold on launching the copywriting services for websites

    But in the process, he’d always return to specific pages only to find them empty. The clients themselves couldn’t figure out what content to place. Not long after, he pursued copywriting for websites.

    The Right Time to Hire a Copywriter

    It is nice to have someone else craft the exact story you want to present. Gabe discusses the different things involved in the process. First, it is challenging to have your own perspective on something that has already taken place in your head.

    You already know what to do but you’re stuck. You don’t exactly know how to express it in writing. That is when specialists like copywriters can be of great help to your business.

    To hear from Gabe Arnold, download and listen to the episode. Connect with Gabe through the links below. Remember to let him know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!

    Show Links from Gabe Arnold:



    * Website – Copywriter Today

    * Gabe on Facebook

    * Copywriter Today on Facebook



    Episode Affiliates



    * Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

    * Osiris Communications

    * Podcast Pilot

    * SocialJukebox discount code SRTP20



    If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to our previous episode George Zwierko & Mike Compton How to Produce a Successful Video Campaign | Ep. 246. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!

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    George Zwierko & Mike Compton How to Produce a Successful Video Campaign | Ep. 246

    George Zwierko & Mike Compton How to Produce a Successful Video Campaign | Ep. 246

    George Zwierko & Mike Compton

    George Zwierko & Mike Compton are the Co-Founders of Three Chairs Production, a video production company located at Tampa, Florida. For five years now, they have brought people to an advanced level of brand experience through high-quality videos.

    “So, the magic is in the pre-production. Magic is in the research that we do for brands … Yeah, it’s always taking a step back and starting with the why.” – George Zwierko

    Starting Three Chairs Production

    Prior to Three Chairs Production, George ran an ad agency. He’s always been in the creative industry. One day, he decided that he needed a video production arm to market his agency.

    He’s known Mike for many years since he used to be his client. When he heard that Mike went to become an independent producer, he reconnected with him and started the company.

    Three Chairs, Three Key Persons

    The name of their company expresses the idea of an open conversation over a cup of coffee. The three chairs represent the key participants in the production journey: the producer, the creative, and the client.

    “In order to take it to another level, you have to not only see it, hear it, and connect with it but you should also experience it.” – George Zwierko on storytelling through videos

    High-Quality Video Experience

    One of their lines of business has been into the interactive space. They are, in fact, doing an interactive experience installation within the Amalie Arena — home to NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.

    “When you get there, you’d feel like you are at a complete destination but you are immersed in the brand 360 degrees.” – George Zwierko

    The interactive space allows a person to experience a brand completely with all its sights, sound, touch, and smell. It brings the person to an advanced level of brand engagement. There’s an interactive display that allows a guest to sit in a space and completely engage with the video.

    To hear from George Zwierko & Mike Compton, download and listen to the episode. Connect with George & Mike through the links below. Remember to let them know you heard about them on Stop Riding the Pine!

    Show Links from George Zwierko & Mike Compton:



    * Website – Three Chairs Production



    Episode Affiliates



    * Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

    * Blubrry

    * SocialJukebox discount code SRTP20

    * ActiveCampaign



    If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to our previous episode Tim Fargo Why Bootstrapping Beats Being Funded | Ep. 245. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!

    • 41 min
    Tim Fargo Why Bootstrapping Beats Being Funded | Ep. 245

    Tim Fargo Why Bootstrapping Beats Being Funded | Ep. 245

    Tim Fargo

    Tim Fargo is the President at SocialJukebox, a content management system that has helped brands to streamline their social media marketing campaigns. Today, he talks about the hustle myth and his own story as an entrepreneur.

    “By going away, it’s a little bit you enable people to handle things by giving them the opportunity to do it while you’re not there.” – Tim Fargo

    From Zero to Multimillion Dollars

    Tim has always been entrepreneurial. One time in college, he decided to launch a resume matching service where students and companies could meet.

    “Your path is your path, so you kinda have to get your own bruises along the way.” – Tim Fargo

    The business did not succeed as expected but he learned so much from that experience. True enough, he applied the lessons later on at Omega Insurance Services, an insurance fraud investigative company he co-founded and sold for $20 million.

    Debunking the Hustle Myth

    While hard work is an important component of getting ahead, it isn’t everything there is in achieving success. Apple, for example, didn’t work harder.

    “They weren’t focused on reiterating an existing idea; they were focused on reinventing an idea.” – Tim Fargo on what made Apple one of a kind

    According to Tim, they took a very different approach from their competition. It’s the nuances that make businesses stand out.

    Marketing for the Business

    As with other entrepreneurs, Tim worked a lot in starting a business. Marketing, he shares, was always the challenge because it’s uncontrollable.

    He was running a service business and needed to keep his staff busy. The first thing he did every day was to bring work. Everything else went secondary.

    To hear from Tim Fargo, download and listen to the episode. Connect with Tim through the links below. Remember to let Tim know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!

    Show Links from Tim Fargo:



    * Website – SocialJukebox

    * Facebook

    * Twitter

    * LinkedIn



    Episode Affiliates



    * Bottleneck Virtual Assistants

    * Osiris Communications

    * Podcast Pilot

    * SocialJukebox discount code SRTP20



    If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to our previous episode Josh Elledge How to Grow Your Business through Influence | Ep. 244. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Greenbergb ,

Amazing podcast for Entrepreneurs

Jaime's podcast is a must listen for any business owner or aspiring entrepreneur. He is great at interviewing guests and getting them to divlulge their secrets.

Michael OB ,

The Puck Stops Here

I just found Jaime's show and love it. It's filled practical advice to get you into the game and realize the success you desire. Must listen - IMHO. Michael

Aaron Walker- ViewFromTheTop ,

Listen only if you want to make a difference

Stop Riding The Pine is a collection of masterpieces. Jaime is a master on the mic and he gives value like none other. Spend some time here if you want to be a change maker and an industry disruptor.

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