76 episodes

On The Success Ascent, we take a deep dive with high-performing entrepreneurs, business owners, and thought leaders, uncovering what they learned on their success journey. I will be asking my guests to share what they did right and what they would never do again so that listeners can walk away and begin to implement what they heard right away to increase their results. I will also share my insights as a business owner, coach, consultant, and entrepreneur over the last 30 years. We value your time and our goal is to provide content that will create a return on the investment of time you spend with us. We look forward to you joining us on The Success Ascent!

The Success Ascent Pat Mancuso

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

On The Success Ascent, we take a deep dive with high-performing entrepreneurs, business owners, and thought leaders, uncovering what they learned on their success journey. I will be asking my guests to share what they did right and what they would never do again so that listeners can walk away and begin to implement what they heard right away to increase their results. I will also share my insights as a business owner, coach, consultant, and entrepreneur over the last 30 years. We value your time and our goal is to provide content that will create a return on the investment of time you spend with us. We look forward to you joining us on The Success Ascent!

    Planning to Fail to Succeed!

    Planning to Fail to Succeed!

    Jeremy Delk is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for disrupting industries. Since 2001, his businesses have earned hundreds of millions in revenue, created 100’s of high-paying American jobs, as well as other notable distinctions.
    He jumped into entrepreneurial ventures with the naivety of a child and the tenacity of a tycoon. He started the day trading at the age of sixteen, learning and failing with each trade.
    By the age of 19, he earned 30K to 50K a day as a day trader from the desk of his college classroom. As quickly as the money came, it vanished just as fast. After amassing almost 2 million in his early twenties as a day trader, it took him only four days to lose it all! The tech bubble has a way of making people go broke quickly.
    His knowledge and skill as a day trader would help him land a job as one of the youngest brokers at Fidelity trading institutional equities in Boston and later in New York. He was earning great money, but it didn’t fulfill the entrepreneurial spark within him, so he decided to go out on his own.
    Delk Enterprises has grown from making $6,000 in its first year in business to a diversified VC fund that has built and exited investments in both private and public transactions. Today, more than 20 years later, Delk Enterprises has holdings in biotech and healthcare, consumer brands, technology, building materials, and real estate development.
    Jeremy now focuses on investing in and advising entrepreneurs through speaking. His upcoming book shares his reality of the Good, Bad, and UGLY of entrepreneurship. It serves as a not-so-subtle reminder of fundamental principles he’s learned through his journey: while great times don’t last forever, neither do the truly bad ones.
    Here's What We Cover:
    Entrepreneurs' approach to fear and failure
    How to plan to fail to succeed
    Biggest mistake entrepreneurs make
    Rigid plans actually hold us back
    The DNA of an entrepreneur
    Know what you are good at
    Taking risks and the setbacks that come along with it
    The good, bad, and ugly of entrepreneurship
    Learning is a superpower
    You don’t value what you know because you know it
    Put yourself in your customer's vantage point
    The 90% formula

    Connect With Jeremy:
    https://jeremydelk.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/DelkEnterprises (Facebook)

    • 29 min
    How to Become a HABITude Warrior

    How to Become a HABITude Warrior

    Erik Swanson is an award-winning International Keynote Speaker, 5-times #1 International Best Selling Author, and a Habits and Behavioral Coach.
    You can easily find Erik sharing stages with some of the most talented and famous speakers in the world, such as Brian Tracy, Nasa's Performance Coach Dr. Denis Waitley, from the book and movie 'The Secret,' Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, Millionaire Maker Loral Langemeier, Co-Author of 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' Sharon Lechter, Legendary Motivator Les Brown, among many others!
    Mr. Swanson has created and developed the Habitude Warrior Conference which has a 2-year waiting list and includes 33 top named speakers, all in a 'Ted Talk' style event that has quickly climbed as one of the top 10 events not to miss in the United States! Erik's motto is clear: "NDSO!" No Drama - Serve Others!
    Here's What We Cover
    NDSO-No Drama-Serve Others
    Three types of people in the world
    Don’t let people rent space in your mind
    Letting people get through the cracks
    The concept of a practicing CEO
    Combat leadership and how it applies to business leadership
    Knowing yourself in the moment is the biggest challenge for CEO’s
    There is too much time spent on poor leaders
    In the military everyone is in charge at some point of something
    Interview other leaders to learn leadership
    2 questions to ask every leader
    The importance of building benches
    You are always training your replacement
    Cost of enabling poor leaders
    Most companies have strategies written on a wall and never visited again

    Connect With Erik
    https://www.facebook.com/mrawesomeswanson (Facebook)
    https://habitudewarriorconference.com/ (Website)

    • 40 min
    Create a New Habit in 21 Seconds or Less!

    Create a New Habit in 21 Seconds or Less!

    Blaine Oelkers is America’s Chief Results Officer® and a leading authority on Personal Implementation. He is an expert on creating valuable doneness. He has always loved to help people get results and knows which habits bring success and results, and how to create them instantly and stick with them for a lifetime.
    He is also a TEDx Speaker, Co-Authored 3 Books, and is a graduate of Purdue University and Stanford University’s Social Entrepreneurship Program.
    Here's What We Cover
    Enjoy the plateaus for a moment
    Knowing when to quit, while at the same time we need to push through difficulties
    In partnerships, you must decide in the beginning how things will end
    It’s always about your response
    What is a Chief Results Officer?
    The linking of a new habit to a habit you have already mastered
    Mind showers
    Bad habit elimination
    Surfing the urge
    Dialing down the resistance
    Concept of WYTABA
    Win early and win often
    Profits are better than wages

    Connect With Blaine
    https://www.facebook.com/chiefresultsofficer/ (Facebook)
    http://selfluence.com/?fbclid=IwAR2CzRRg5KI47BOx1EwaJXN5CsSX394iQSzPxAdcmzywHyfC83u6pAmcgnA (Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/blaineoelkers/ (LinkedIn)

    • 31 min
    Build the People and the Rest Will Come

    Build the People and the Rest Will Come

    Doug Wing began working at Little Giant building ladders when he was just 10 years old. Growing up with Hal as a father gave Doug a foundation of faith, persistence, service and a love of all things fast, of course. He used that foundation to help build the brand and lead the sales team at Little Giant. He has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, sales, sales leadership, and executive management. Today, Doug carries on the legacy of Hal in his service to his church, his charity work, and in his business ventures.
    He is the author of Giant Success a book detailing how Hal Wing achieved worldwide acclaim, taking The Little Giant Ladder Company from his garage to the top of an already well-established category with his vision, innovation, commitment to quality, integrity, work ethic, and gumption.
    Here's What We Cover
    It takes a long time and a lot of effort to build a strong company
    Treat your people like family
    The challenge of finding the right people
    Hire by attitude and work ethic
    Waiting too long in letting someone go
    Lead with heart
    If it’s not a good deal for everyone at the table, it’s not a good deal
    People are your most important asset in any company
    Most companies have strategies written on a wall and never visited again
    You can tell customers anything you want to as long as it’s the truth
    If you concentrate on building the business and not the man you will not succeed, but if you concentrate on building the man, you will build both

    Connect With Doug
    https://www.dougwing.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/doug.wing.98 (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-wing-a792168/ (LinkedIn)

    • 44 min
    Leadership Lessons From the Military

    Leadership Lessons From the Military

    Marty Strong is a retired Navy SEAL officer and combat veteran. He is a novelist, a practicing CEO and Chief Strategy Officer, and the author of Be Nimble: How the Creative Navy SEAL Mindset Wins on the Battlefield and in Business, and a second book, Be Visionary: Strategic Leadership in the Age of Optimization, set for release in December 2022.
    Marty's traveled to over forty countries, been shot at in a few, survived cancer twice, and experienced the loss of his oldest son. He has spent a lifetime meeting challenges head-on, succeeding in three professions, anticipating crisis, and leading through crisis and chaos.
    Here’s What We Cover
    The concept of a practicing CEO
    Combat leadership and how it applies to business leadership
    Knowing yourself in the moment is the biggest challenge for CEO’s
    There is too much time spent on poor leaders
    In the military everyone is in charge at some point of something
    Interview other leaders to learn leadership
    2 questions to ask every leader
    The importance of building benches
    You are always training your replacement
    Cost of enabling poor leaders
    Most companies have strategies written on a wall and never visited again

    Connect With Marty
    https://martystrongbenimble.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/marty.strong.547/ (Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marty-strong-9676bb13/ (LinkedIn)

    • 32 min
    Security Is in Your Own Ability to Produce

    Security Is in Your Own Ability to Produce

    Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world; including the former CIA Director, Super Bowl Champions, Hall of Fame Athletes, and even a four-time Indianapolis 500 winner.
    He studied literature at Oxford University and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur. He specializes in using podcasting and new media to create trust and opinion leader status. In Apple Podcasts, he was ranked #1 in the business category and ranked #78 in the Top 100.
    Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcasts for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 + 18 by CIO Magazine, top podcast to listen to by INC Magazine in 2019, and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed. He’s also a contributing editor of New Theory Magazine and Grit Daily.
    After his success in podcasting, Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, founded Command Your Brand to help visionary founders use the power of podcasts to change the world.
    Here's What We Cover
    Our biggest ceilings are many times ourselves
    Success can come from being forced to do something you have never done before
    Confronting things we don’t like
    Life experiences teach us a lot
    On-demand is where people are going for information
    Passive observer versus creator of your own life
    You should promote more in a down economy
    Sales, marketing, and public relations
    Know, like, and trust factor
    You’ll become passionate when it becomes effortless

    Connect With Jeremy
    https://commandyourbrand.com/ (Website)
    https://www.jeremyryanslate.com/ (Website)
    https://www.facebook.com/Jeremyryanslate/ (Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/jeremyryanslate/ (Instagram)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-ryan-slate-bb7b284a/ (LinkedIn)

    • 30 min

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Game Changer

I was lead to The Success Ascent through another podcast. I started this weekend and it lit my soul on fire immediately. I have been binge listening since.

Diane Pleuss ,

Great resource for your professional backpack

If you are climbing toward success, you’ll want this podcast as your guide. Pat does a great job discussing the latest business topics with guests who can help his audience excel. I am appreciative of the opportunity to discuss franchising with Pat as an alternative career opportunity for entrepreneurs or anyone wanting to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves.

Julian Hayes II ,

Insightful and much wisdom shared

Pat’s podcast not only offers enriching advice to level up in business. But more importantly, each episode offers insights to make you a better human.

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