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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

Success Unfiltered Michelle Weinstein - The Pitch Queen, Sales Strategist

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    • 4.9 • 213 Ratings

Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

    Chris Voss Shares How to Recognize Your Value and Build Your Dream Business

    Chris Voss Shares How to Recognize Your Value and Build Your Dream Business

    Do you feel like you have to cut your prices, or are find yourself constantly frustrated with clients who don’t appreciate you?
    In this special episode of Success Unfiltered, Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and CEO & Founder of The Black Swan Group Ltd, joins me for a conversation about recognizing your value, reclaiming your time, and how to create a business that you love to work in.
    Here’s a few things we talked about:
    Chris’s introduces himself and shares how he went from hostage negotiator to best selling author Why you should never cut your price, and why price is never actually the issue Michelle and Chris role play and prove why you should close the door on some opportunities (even when it’s scary) Why you should start tracking your interactions and start closing more business How to handle people who are testing your boundaries (in both business and in life) The difference between HALFs and ELFs, and which one you should be doing business with How to build more trust with your clients and why you should always give yourself more time than you need A simple shift you can make to get people to value your time more (as well as their own) Conflict resolution tips for handling problems with clients If you want to take back your power and take your business to the next level, this episode is for you!
    Connect with Chris:
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    To share your thoughts:
    Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn  To help the show out:
    Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com

    • 59 min
    Shadi Bakour | The Importance of Building Relationships and Believing in What You’re Selling

    Shadi Bakour | The Importance of Building Relationships and Believing in What You’re Selling

    How much do you truly believe in your product or service?
    If you want to push through the NOs, be successful in sales, and convince other people that they need what you’re offering, you MUST believe in what you’re selling.
    Shadi Bakour, CEO and Co-Founder of Pathwater, learned this first hand when trying to get his 100% reusable, recyclable bottled water into 7-Eleven. It took some time, but by believing in his product and building a genuine relationship with the owner, he finally got a YES!
    Shadi’s extensive experience and proven track record of growing disruptive beverage businesses has allowed him to drive the overall vision and strategy for Pathwater. Shadi is responsible for overseeing all facets of the business, specializing in accelerating ideas through strategic foresight, drive, and determination. Prior to Pathwater, Shadi was the CEO and Co-Founder of Refill It, where he oversaw the rapid growth of the global brand.
    Here’s a few things we talked about:
    Shadi shares about Pathwater The first major rejection Shadi faced trying to get the product in stores and how they finally got a yes The importance of building business relationships and believing in what you’re selling if you want to be successful in sales The best way to overcome price objections and sell anything to anyone Why selling is a part of every aspect of your business What we can learn from some of the most successful sales experts in the world The most devastating rejection Pathwater faced and how Shadi bounced back The exact mindset to adopt so that you can move on quickly when things don’t go your way The importance of sharing your ideas and talking to the people who are already living out your dreams Why communication is key and how you can improve your public speaking skills Shadi shares what he would tell his younger self Connect with Shadi and Pathwater:
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    To share your thoughts:
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    Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com

    • 38 min
    Noah Robbins Encourages You To Expect the Unexpected for Entrepreneurial Success

    Noah Robbins Encourages You To Expect the Unexpected for Entrepreneurial Success

    Do you struggle and get stressed out any time you face a problem in your business?
    The truth is, at the end of the day, an entrepreneur is nothing but a problem solver. And if building a successful business was easy, everyone would do it!
    In this episode of Success Unfiltered, Noah Robbins, founder and CEO of Ark Foods, shares how to put things into perspective when things don’t go the way you want them to, and why expecting to hit speed bumps and potholes on the road to success will help you get there even faster.
    Noah took a less than traditional route before founding the modern agriculture company in 2013. Ark Foods is on a mission to make high-end vegetables accessible through vertical integration and stellar branding. Robbins learned the ins and outs of big agriculture and what it takes to run a successful farming operation from his family. Since founding Ark Foods, Robbins has been shaping the face of modern-day farming and is hoping to turn big agriculture on its head. 
    Here’s a few things we talked about:
    Noah shares how ark foods grew from a simply idea into a full blown foods company The first major “speed bump” Noah encountered and how it actually helped him discover how to scale the business How to take a step back and put things into perspective when things don’t go the way you want them to The most devastating rejection Noah got (from a surprising place!) that taught him a very important lesson The biggest challenge Noah faced pitching his way into major retailers like Whole Foods and Walmart The 3 things required to make yourself stand out to buyers How to take advantage of trade shows to get your foot in the door What Noah learned about “making a deal” when renting his first warehouse Why having problems is actually a good thing and Noah’s best advice for dealing with the unexpected in business Noah shares what he would tell his younger self. If you’re ready to face challenges head on and put your business problems into perspective, this episode is for you! Special thanks to Noah for taking the time to chat.
    Connect with Noah and Ark Foods:
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    To share your thoughts:
    Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn  To help the show out:
    Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com

    • 36 min
    Justin Womack Shares How to Position Yourself and Show Your Value in Any Industry

    Justin Womack Shares How to Position Yourself and Show Your Value in Any Industry

    How can you properly position and market yourself and your business so that people see your value, no matter what industry you’re in?
    In this episode, Justin Womack shares how the right positioning could be the difference between whether you get a NO or a YES.
    Justin is a digital marketing specialist, copywriter, speaker, and podcast host.

    His journey from working behind-the-scenes to running his own business fast-tracked after a near-fatal accident where his car rolled upside down, underwater, and he spent two months in the ICU.

    Since the accident, he has started his own company (JMack Media), spoken for organizations like Marsh & McLennan and AIG, and launched a top podcast called Marketing Geeks with past guests including Pat Flynn, Dan Lok, and John Lee Dumas.
    Here’s a few things we talked about:
    Justin explains why being a good writer and being a good copywriter aren’t always the same thing, and he shares the interesting way he tests the quality of his writing The first major rejection Justin got that made him take a closer look at his interpersonal skills and kickstarted his personal development journey The one skill that Justin believes all entrepreneurs and business owners must master The huge difference between desperation and being detached from the outcome How to balance sharing what you do with giving away all your information for free The importance of positioning and being able to show your value, no matter what industry you’re in How “fake it ’til you make it” hurt Justin’s business in the beginning, and how he was eventually able to build the foundation for real success The importance of storytelling and emotion in selling and how it can help you increase your revenues Justin shares what keeps him going even when things get tough, and what he would tell his younger self If you’re ready to start positioning yourself for success, this episode is for you! Special thanks to Justin for taking the time to chat. 

    Connect with Justin:
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    Enjoy, and thank you for tuning into Success Unfiltered!
    To share your thoughts:
    Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn  To help the show out:
    Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com

    • 36 min
    Jeff Martin Shares How to Leverage Negativity and Naysayers into Success

    Jeff Martin Shares How to Leverage Negativity and Naysayers into Success

    What do you do when someone tells you your idea will never work, and that you should probably just give up now?
    For Jeff Martin, co-founder of Pipcorn, it was actually exactly what he needed to hear. In fact, he was able to leverage that negativity and use it as fuel on the road to success.
    A born problem-solver, Jeff has been well versed in the snack food business since the age of ten, selling popcorn to his three siblings straight from his bedroom. Even after he was laid off during the recession from his job in investment banking, the entrepreneur-at-heart had the confidence to make something out of nothing, taking special mini heirloom kernels and turning it into the Pipcorn we know and love today! 
    Additionally, Jeff’s finance background and experience as an entrepreneur make him a key element on the Pipcorn leadership team and allow him to apply his skills to a hands-on role in the brand. He is able to act quickly and makes decisions by focusing on the end goal and the most efficient way to get there. 
    Here’s a few things we talked about:
    The first major rejection Jeff faced when trying to find a manufacturer and the advice he got from an industry leader that he’s really glad he didn’t take Jeff’s best tips for overcoming criticism from haters and use it as fuel to get to the next level How a deal fell apart in the 11th hour after several months and how Jeff and his team were able to pull through The important lesson Jeff learned about asking for help and how it’s helped him get through some difficult times Why everyone needs to learn how to delegate and find a work-life balance no matter what stage of business you’re in The most important part of the sales process most people miss that is costing you money and opportunities Jeff shares what he would tell his younger self If you’re ready to ignore the naysayers and focus on the support you do have to become successful, this episode is for you! Special thanks to Jeff for taking the time to chat.
    Connect with Pipsnacks
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    • 37 min
    David Rabie Shares How to Make an Impact on Investors and Raise the Money You Need

    David Rabie Shares How to Make an Impact on Investors and Raise the Money You Need

    Do you have what it takes to raise the money you need to turn your business idea into an actual business?
    The truth is, entrepreneurs often find themselves needing money to get things going, but they also need to get things going enough so they can prove their idea will work. But how do you prove your value and show your ability to execute to investors?
    In this episode of Success Unfiltered, David Rabie of Tovala shares how he went from having zero experience raising money to successfully getting several rounds of investments to turn his business school idea into an operating and quickly growing company.
    Tovala is a revolutionary in-home cooking solution that combines a smart oven and fresh meal delivery service to make home cooking completely effortless. David leads the company while ensuring every decision stands by the founding vision. Tovala’s mission is to make it easier for people to eat well. As co-founder and CEO, Rabie has taken the company from an idea in business school to an operating and quickly growing company - with Tovala ovens and meals now in thousands of homes across the U.S. 
    If you’re intimidated by the process of raising money and finding the right investors for your business, this episode is a must-listen!
     
    Here’s a few things we talked about:
    David shares a little bit about Tovala and the first big rejection he faced in business David shares the difficult first round of raising money in order to build the team they needed The biggest challenge David faced raising money that had nothing to do with the viability of his idea Why a strong support system was key for David to keep pushing forward when things got tough David shares the importance of following up to not only create relationships but to also show you can get things done The biggest factor in a successful follow up system for fundraising The major mistake David made early on in presenting his product to investors and what he would have done differently Why David decided to say NO to a big investor (even though it cost him an huge amount of investment money) and why it’s so important to set boundaries on who you will to do business with David shares what he would tell his younger self Connect with Tovala:
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    Enjoy, and thank you for tuning into Success Unfiltered!
    To share your thoughts:
    Email The Pitch Queen @ hello@thepitchqueen.com Ask a question over at www.ThePitchQueen.com Share Success Unfiltered on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & LinkedIn  To help the show out:
    Please leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe to the show on iTunes. Music produced by Deejay-O  www.iamdeejayo.com

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

biz coach & strategist ,

Must listen for every business owner

I highly recommend this to any business owner no matter how long you have been in business. It opens up the reality of entrepreneurship, growth and self worth. Learn from the best and you’ll see that anything is possible.

the high vibe chef ,

Teach best learn most

I am new to This show but not new
To entrepreneurship. I have ripped through many episodes including several of the coffee for closures segments. This is an entrepreneurs journal opened up for us.... bringing to life the reality we face and a peek at the behind the scenes look at our everyday stuff we face... great place to gleen from many super successful entrepreneurs. Great show for entrepreneurs and truthfully. life in general. Thanks from my heart Michelle for your zeal and open book source to seek for excellence!!!

Trevor Oldham ,

Excellent podcast for entrepreneurs!

Michelle is an awesome host who brings on insightful guests! Glad I found her podcast

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