With the time demands and commitments everyone has on their plates - it’s easy to think “I can’t do it all - there just isn’t enough time.” Zero Excuses sets to prove that statement wrong.
On this show, you’ll hear in-depth conversations between host Nick Smarrelli and exceptional guests and business leaders who take on ultra marathons, hike up Mt. Everest, or campaign for political office, all while running multi-million dollar companies.
Business leaders featured are focused on three key demographically areas: Indianapolis, St, Louis, and Denver.
There is Time for a 10-Year Overnight Success with Charles Joly, Chicago, Illinois
Charles Joly spent years working his way up through the hospitality industry. He knew his path to success was cemented in quality products and a long-term marketing approach. Years later, his products are a staple in mixology.
Now the Co-Founder of Crafthouse Cocktails and Designer of Crafthouse by Fortessa Barware & Glassware, Charles uses his products as a means to simplify the bar experience for his customers. Listen in to hear Charles talk about how he achieved success without a traditional business model and why he fought against the idea of overnight success.
So how does Charles continue to thrive years later? By making Zero Excuses and staying slow and steady to win the race.
After You Listen:
Connect with Charles: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-joly-26aa5712/ Check out Crafthouse Cocktails: https://crafthousecocktails.com/charles-joly Help Charles raise money for rescue animals: https://www.instagram.com/telltailvintage/?hl=en Connect with Nick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smarrelli/ Learn more about GadellNet Consulting Services: https://gadellnet.com/
There is Time for Listening to Your Body with Eliza Kingsford, Boulder, Colorado
What’s the best way to compete burnout? By letting your teams know it’s okay to be human.
Eliza Kingsford, psychotherapist and author, says it comes down to leaders to create workplaces based in psychological safety. And for Eliza, the key to doing that lies in science.
Eliza has devoted her life to helping others understand their nervous systems more deeply so they can properly listen to their bodies and interpret the signals they are constantly sending. Listen in to hear how to recognize when your brain is over-taxed and the steps to take to protect your mental health.
So how does Eliza stay balanced in body and mind? By making Zero Excuses and evaluating her senses.
There is Time for Tenacity and Grit with Kanika Chadda Gupta, New York, New York
After becoming a parent, Kanika Chadda Gupta shifted her focus to her family and the community around her. She utilized the journalistic roots she had garnered during her time at CNN and started sharing stories full-time.
As the host of the popular podcast “That’s Total Mom Sense”, Kanika uses her platform to bring a community of parents together. For her, parenting is an equalizer. Even though stories might be vastly different, the throughline is one and the same. Listen in to hear how Kanika gives a voice to those around her while still finding the time to nurture her own.
How does Kanika recreate the values she wants to see in the world? By making Zero Excuses, overachieving, and never giving up on her dream.
After You Listen:
Connect with Kanika: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanika-chadda-gupta-28bb1911/ Listen to “That’s Total Mom Sense”: https://kanikachaddagupta.com/podcast/ Connect with Nick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smarrelli/ Learn more about GadellNet Consulting Services: https://gadellnet.com/
There is Time to Make a Greater Impact with Gretchen Schott, Fishers, Indiana
When we think about professional development, we often look to external resources. For example, if I spend fourteen hours a day working, I’m sure I’ll get that promotion. If I sign on five more clients, I’m doing the best for my business. But sometimes, a results-oriented mindset can end up bogging you down, causing you to plateau.
Gretchen Schott, Chief Learning Officer at Threefold, believes that by changing our own behaviors and beliefs, we can create positive change. She helps companies redirect their focus to individual employees and their overall well-being. By investing more resources into people, you can expect not only new growth but also a more fulfilled team.
How does Gretchen continue to inspire others? By making Zero Excuses and encouraging those around her to reassess their priorities.
After You Listen:
Connect with Gretchen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenschott/ Learn more about Threefold: https://www.growthreefold.com/ Listen to Made for Impact: https://podcasts.apple.com/ru/podcast/made-for-impact/id1628873464?l=en Connect with Nick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smarrelli/ Learn more about GadellNet Consulting Services: https://gadellnet.com/
There is Time for Coming Together Around the Table with Bryan Dayton, Boulder, Colorado
At its core, food is a cultural experience. Bryan Dayton wants to bring that experience to his patrons with each of his five Colorado restaurants.
His interest in food and the restaurant world began at an early age. He washed dishes, mopped floors, and even bartended later on. This experience, accompanied with an impressive travel résumé, gave him the foundation he needed to start his own businesses. In this episode, we discussed the need to share these experiences with others and how that coincides with our inherent need for social interaction.
How does Bryan make time for travel, work, and everything in between? By making Zero Excuses and bringing humility and perspective to his work.
After You Listen:
Connect with Bryan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-dayton-989a154 Learn more about OAK at Fourteenth: https://www.oakatfourteenth.com Connect with Nick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smarrelli/ Learn more about GadellNet Consulting Services: https://gadellnet.com/
There is Time for Running Towards the Fire with Kellie Sirna, Dallas, Texas
When her job didn’t afford her the flexibility she needed, Kellie Sirna set out on her own and began a life of serial entrepreneurship. Running multiple businesses while also being a single parent has its challenges, but she is skilled in the art of the hustle.
Now the owner of Studio 11 Design and its two sister companies, Kellie focuses on selecting clients that will be a good fit for her team. She takes an individual approach to each employee to ensure she’s building successful partnerships. Listen in to hear Kellie’s thoughts on creating the perfect dream team and how to embrace the unknown.
How does Kellie keep faith in herself and her team? By making Zero Excuses and running towards the fire that scares you.
I am constantly amazed at the people in our world ... great leaders, interesting hobbies, supportive partners and parents. Put this at the top of your list!
Very inspirational — can use these insightful thoughts for my career, life and family! Cannot wait for the next one.
You are worth it!
Great insights to use time and make an investment in yourself. Make your goals important, do what you love. Life is so short, make sure you find what makes you happy.