26 episodes

An ICON isn’t defined just by fame or financial impact. Many of the wealthiest people to ever live have died and just as easily become forgotten.

An ICON is defined by purpose, impact, achievement and contribution to society.

A SHINING ICON recognizes that their IDENTITY is based on their impact on the world and how they will be remembered forever.

The SHINING ICON podcast aims to dig deep into the past, current and future ICONS of the world, while discovering what drives someone to fulfill a purpose bigger than their own.

In each episode, host Carson Jones dives into what makes someone iconic, far beyond the financial achievements and accolades that most desire.

We discover what drives their purpose? What legacy they want to leave behind, how they turned their pain into power, and lessons they share with those aspiring to create their own ICONIC legacy.

ICONS are not born ICONS. They become them via a calling, a purpose or a necessity to change lives and impact the world.

These are their stories…

The Shining Icon Sho‪w‬ Carson Jones

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 411 Ratings

An ICON isn’t defined just by fame or financial impact. Many of the wealthiest people to ever live have died and just as easily become forgotten.

An ICON is defined by purpose, impact, achievement and contribution to society.

A SHINING ICON recognizes that their IDENTITY is based on their impact on the world and how they will be remembered forever.

The SHINING ICON podcast aims to dig deep into the past, current and future ICONS of the world, while discovering what drives someone to fulfill a purpose bigger than their own.

In each episode, host Carson Jones dives into what makes someone iconic, far beyond the financial achievements and accolades that most desire.

We discover what drives their purpose? What legacy they want to leave behind, how they turned their pain into power, and lessons they share with those aspiring to create their own ICONIC legacy.

ICONS are not born ICONS. They become them via a calling, a purpose or a necessity to change lives and impact the world.

These are their stories…

    Building Billion Dollar Daily Habits | Bobby Castro

    Building Billion Dollar Daily Habits | Bobby Castro

    As a self-made business mogul, Bobby Castro exemplifies
    the transformation from entrepreneur to leader. With only a ninth-grade education, Bobby founded Bankers Healthcare Group in 2001 with an investment of just $25,000. Today, he’s reached a net worth of $300 million. An avid real estate investor for nearly a decade, Bobby has a portfolio of rental apartment buildings currently worth more than $450 million.
    Bobby knows that above all, the key to scaling a business is leadership. As the leader of his company for more than 18 years Bobby instilled in his team a positive mental attitude (PMA), creating a workplace environment that inspired top-level performance and unheard-of revenue returns. Under Bobby’s leadership, BHG grew exponentially, from a valuation of zero dollars to $1 Billion!
    Bobby's most aspiring quality, and what truly makes him a Shining Icon is his commitment to contribution, community, and social responsibility. Both Bobby and BHG proudly support
    charitable organizations locally in Florida, Syracuse, and nationally
    like Operation Smile, Food for the Poor, American Cancer Society,
    Thembelihle Primary School and House Calls for the Homeless and more.
    On this episode, Bobby shares those billion-dollar daily habits, along with the mindsets that have made him successful. He also shares how he lit his own fire for life, after years of chasing get rich quick schemes and fast success dreams.
    Connect With Shining Icon: https://www.instagram.com/shining.icon/
    Connect With Bobby Castro: 
    https://www.instagram.com/officialbobbycastro/
    Connect With Carson: https://www.instagram.com/carsonjoness/
    Coming Soon: https://www.shiningicon.com/

    • 48 min
    $5.3 Billion Acquisitions, 24 Ultra Marathons, Scaling Inside & Out | Nick Bradley

    $5.3 Billion Acquisitions, 24 Ultra Marathons, Scaling Inside & Out | Nick Bradley

    Nick Bradley is the world-renowned business growth and scale-up expert who has completed over 22 business acquisitions and over $5.3 Billion in deals. He's also the host of the Scale Up Your Business Podcast. Nick has run 67 marathons and 24 ultramarathons.
    In this episode, we talk about SHOWING UP in all areas of your life and business. He shares why the key to your outward success all begins with the inner work of your life. How you do one thing is how you do everything.
     
    Nick Also shares his pillars of success in a start-up, the questions you should be asking, when to pivot, and when you know you have a winning idea.
     
    At the end, you won't want to miss Nick's true purpose on this earth. His perspective might save you from a lifetime of pain, while aligning you with your true purpose.
    Connect with Shining Icon: https://www.instagram.com/shining.icon/
    Connect with Nick Bradley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickbradley-scaleupspecialist/
    Connect with Carson Jones: https://www.instagram.com/carsonjoness/
     

    • 47 min
    Sam Bakhtiar |From Refugee To Millions & Impacting The Fitness World By Never Quitting

    Sam Bakhtiar |From Refugee To Millions & Impacting The Fitness World By Never Quitting

    Sam Bakhtiar is a doctor, CEO, World-class bodybuilder, and millionaire visionary entrepreneur of the camp transformation center, which has over 110 locations. Sam is also the founder of the 1% Movement, along with many other successful brands in the fitness space.
     
    On this episode, we talk about Sams life. Sam went from refugee to growing up in America not being able to speak English. That is what initially led Sam to discover sports and bodybuilding.
     
    Sam says those were the days he developed grit and work ethic that would serve him forever. In this episode, we share his story, Sam's keys to success, how he structures every minute of his day, starting a new business from nothing, and the importance of building relationship equity with the people in your life.
     
    Here is Sams story…
     
    Connect With Shining Icon: https://www.instagram.com/shining.icon/
    Connect With Sam Bakhtiar: https://www.instagram.com/sambakhtiar/
    Sams Website: https://sambakhtiar.com/
    Connect With Carson: https://www.instagram.com/carsonjoness/
    Coming Soon: https://www.shiningicon.com/

    • 35 min
    Dr. Bill Dorfman: Philanthropy, Celebrity Dentistry & Mastering Opportunity

    Dr. Bill Dorfman: Philanthropy, Celebrity Dentistry & Mastering Opportunity

    Dr. Bill Dorfman is the celebrity dentist featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, philanthropist founder of the Leap Foundation, and inventor of Zoom teeth whitening. In addition to those accomplishments, he is a NY Times Best Selling author and holds 16-lifetime achievement awards.
     
    On this episode, Bill shares his life-defining moment when he became the celebrity dentist for ABC’s Extreme Makeover. He shares how he landed the opportunity, worldwide publicity, and how it grew his business to $200 Million in sales.
     
    We also talk discuss his view on failure, how to master opportunities, his experience selling on QVC, and how to get celebrities to speak at your foundation.
     
    Dr. Bill Dorfman is a true Shining Icon... Here is his story!
    Connect With Shining Icon: https://www.instagram.com/shining.icon/
    Connect With Dr. Dorfman: https://www.instagram.com/drbilldorfman/
    LEAP Foundation: https://www.leapfoundation.com/
    Connect With Carson: https://www.instagram.com/carsonjoness/
    Coming Soon: https://www.shiningicon.com/

    • 39 min
    Peter Taunton: Building Global Brands & Bootstrapping Company Culture

    Peter Taunton: Building Global Brands & Bootstrapping Company Culture

    Peter Taunton is the Iconic Founder of Snap Fitness & Lift Brands but his success didn’t happen overnight. After leaving college, Peter went from professional Racquetball player to fitness club owner making a $16,000 per year salary.
     
    After 8 years, Peter made enough money to buy the fitness club outright from the same owners that hired him. Even that wasn’t easy, Peter had to make difficult decisions from Day 1, including firing many of the workers who were contributing to the club's failure.
     
    Even after that location was successful, Peter had ambitions to create a better fitness model. He removed the swimming pools, tennis courts and cut down the fitness club model down to the fitness essentials.
     
    Within 90 days, the club, which would become Snap Fitness, was positive cash flowing. Once he successfully launched 3 clubs, he knew he had a franchise concept at scale.
     
    In the next year, he opened 15 clubs, systemized his franchise model, and took on his role at the head coach of a fast scaling business. Today, Peters companies have over 6000 locations in 28 countries across Lift Brands and became the gold standard for scaling a fitness brand.
     
    In this episode, he shares his success model, the importance of staying lean, systemization, and scaling with company culture. Everything Peter has ever built starts with a great team around him.
     
    Connect With Shining Icon: https://www.instagram.com/shining.icon/
    Connect With Peter: https://www.instagram.com/peter_taunton/
    Connect With Carson: https://www.instagram.com/carsonjoness/
    Coming Soon: https://www.shiningicon.com/

    • 47 min
    Influencer Law & The Digital Courtroom: Robert Freund

    Influencer Law & The Digital Courtroom: Robert Freund

    Robert Freund is the founder of Influencers IQ and Robert Freund Law. Most people don’t think about hiring a legal team for influencer contracts, or to run their ads, until it’s too late. 
     
    Did you know that a lot of the giveaways you see online are actually illegally run? Did you know that the wrong verbiage in your ads could literally cost you millions? Are you signing contracts with the influencers you work with? How about dropshipping laws?
     
    In this episode, we discuss everything that you need to keep your brand above board and out of the courtroom.
    Connect with Robert: https://www.instagram.com/robertfreundlaw/
     Connect with Carson: https://www.instagram.com/carsonjoness/

    • 36 min

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Peter Taunton 🔥

The Peter Taunton episode was as real as it gets. You can tell it wasn’t easy and how hard he worked. No short term success. Amazing episode

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Great content, great conversations! Thank you!

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Little Bit of Everything

Carson Jones and Giant Voices does an amazing job at giving different insights on a variety of topics each and every episode. Some podcasts can get repetitive but Carson and his guest bring something new to the table every episode. I always feel great after listening to a new episode and highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is in marketing and loves new ideas!

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