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Galen Hair, Managing Partner of Insurance Claim HQ, Respected Litigator and Successful Entrepreneur Insuranceclaimhq.com Insurance Claim HQ: Advocating for Fair Treatment in Insurance Claims Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Galen Hair is a respected litigator and successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of Insurance Claim HQ, a law firm that takes a holistic approach to helping clients with insurance claims. Galen has gained a reputation for his aggressive and relentless litigation skills, and he is licensed in multiple states. He is dedicated to getting the job done for his clients, both inside and outside the courtroom. **Summary:** Galen Hair joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss his work as a litigator and entrepreneur in the insurance claim industry. Galen shares his insights on leadership, running a company, and navigating the insurance claim process. He emphasizes the importance of leading with empathy and building meaningful relationships with clients. Galen also discusses the challenges faced by consumers in the insurance industry and offers advice on how to navigate the process effectively. **Key Takeaways:** - Leading with empathy is essential in building meaningful relationships with clients. - Insurance agents have no decision-making power when it comes to claims, so it's important to understand the policy and the claims process. - The insurance industry is facing challenges due to climate change and legislative changes, which can impact consumers' ability to get fair compensation. - It's crucial for consumers to research and understand their insurance policies, read reviews, and consult professionals when needed. - Litigation can be an effective tool in holding insurance companies accountable and ensuring fair compensation for policyholders. **Quotes:** - "Empathy is really listening to that person and truly understanding what they are going through." - Galen Hair - "Your insurance agent has no decision-making power at all with your claim." - Galen Hair - "Insurance claims are a zero-sum game. If you get a dollar, they lose a dollar." - Galen Hair - "If you don't want to be in that state, don't. Charge appropriate premiums for that." - Galen Hair - "Leading with empathy also means actually diagnosing the problem." - Galen Hair Biography A respected litigator and successful entreprenuer, Galen Hair has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of policyholders, holding insurance companies accountable when they deny, delay, or underpay claims. He grew his law firm from 7 to 90+ employees in less than three years, and has experienced multi-million dollar annual revenue growth.
Julie Holunga, Amplifying Trust in Leaders, Teams, and Organizations Julieholunga.com Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Julie Halunga is a trainer and coach who helps professionals amplify their influence and impact. She specializes in developing leaders, teams, and organizations to communicate clearly, build trust, and achieve their goals. Julie has a background in international business and has worked with a variety of industries, including professional services, law, accounting, and investment firms. She is also a master trainer with Emergenetics, a global assessment tool that helps individuals and teams understand their thinking and behavioral preferences. **Summary:** Julie Holunga joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss the importance of trust in leadership and how to communicate effectively to build trust. Julie shares her mission to rid the world of lazy leaders and emphasizes the need for clear and direct communication. She explains the four pillars of trust: care, sincerity, reliability, and competency. Julie also highlights the importance of being present and adapting communication styles to meet the needs of different individuals. She provides insights on making conflict constructive and offers strategies for overcoming challenges in communication. **Key Takeaways:** - Trust is the root of everything in leadership and is essential for innovation and problem-solving. - Direct and clear communication builds trust and helps avoid misunderstandings. - Effective communication requires understanding the needs and preferences of the audience. - Conflict can be constructive and lead to better ideas and solutions. - Apologizing unnecessarily can undermine confidence and trust. **Quotes:** - "Trust is the root of everything. Without trust, people won't go above and beyond or deliver quality goods and services." - Julie Holunga - "Direct communication doesn't mean being mean or dismissive. It's about being clear and speaking with conviction." - Julie Holunga - "Conflict is necessary for innovation and problem-solving. It's where the best ideas come from." - Julie Holunga Biography Julie Holunga develops professionals to amplify their influence and impact. She offered sustainable and motivating programs, including professional skill development, individual coaching to problem solve, team alignment, and firm retreats. She works with teams to instill the Trusted Voice Paradigm to develop collaborative patterns that deliver value. Through these programs, leaders get out of their own way, develop trusting relationships with key stakeholders, and have a positive impact on the organization's bottom line. Her specialization is in the careers of female leaders. Check out her TEDx talk on the power of leadership language! INTRODUCTION NOTES 1. Julie is a leadership speaker and trainer helping leaders develop communication skills they were never taught in school. 2. She worked at Harvard University helping alumni advance in their careers, and still reviews manuscripts for Harvard Business Review. 3. Julie partners with teams to instill the Trusted Voice Paradigm and the Titanium Rule. 4. She is one of thirty Global Certified Master Trainers with Emergenetics. 5. Check out her TED Talk, “Don't Let Your Words Sabotage Your Career.” 6. Julie has partnered with over eight thousand professionals and teams to stop being Lazy Leaders by developing trust, communicating more effectively, and engaging in constructive conflict!
Ulrike Seminati, Globally Operating Coach, Trainer, and Consultant on Leadership Amplified Ulrikeseminati.com Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Ulrike Seminati is a globally operating coach, trainer, and consultant. With 23 years of experience as a corporate communications leader, including three years as a C-level executive, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in authentic leadership and impactful communication. Ulrike Seminati helps leaders bring more humanity to the workplace and navigate change by harnessing the strengths of their team members. **Summary:** Ulrike Seminati joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss leadership and leading through change. She emphasizes the importance of bringing more humanity to the workplace and understanding the motivations and strengths of team members. Ulrike Seminati believes that leaders should focus on authentic communication and leading people, not just projects. She shares strategies for persuading change-resistant individuals and creating a culture of trust and authenticity. **Key Takeaways:** - Leaders should prioritize understanding the motivations and strengths of their team members when navigating change. - Change-resistant individuals can be valuable assets in the change process if their strengths are harnessed. - Authenticity is crucial for building trust and credibility as a leader. - Leaders should be clear about their own motivations and values to lead with authenticity. - Pay attention to your body's signals and listen to your gut feelings when making decisions. **Quotes:** - "Change-resistant people feel like they get back some control when they can contribute to making the change process smoother." - Ulrike Seminati - "Leaders should be continuously authentic to build trust and credibility with their team members." - Ulrike Seminati - "Authenticity means being true to yourself and your values, even in the face of organizational expectations." - Ulrike Seminati
Rubyni Karun, CEO of XfinitySG, Enabling Leaders to Gain Recognition, Performance and Alignment Xfinitysg.com Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Rubyni Karun is the CEO of Xfinity SG and a leadership alignment expert. She has helped over 250 corporate leaders and business owners find their alignment for renewed peak performance, gaining income, recognition, joy, and success in their lives. Rubyni Karun specializes in helping clients who are close to burnout or struggling to dial up their performance. She guides them through a process of uncovering limiting beliefs and creating a new reality to achieve their goals. **Summary:** Rubyni Karun is a leadership alignment expert who helps corporate leaders and business owners find their alignment for peak performance. She believes that leaders need to be in alignment with themselves in order to inspire and lead effectively. Rubyni Karun's process involves uncovering limiting beliefs, healing past traumas, and creating a vision for success. She offers an eight-week Success in Self program and a six-month Leadership Mastery mastermind to help leaders transform their lives and teams. **Key Takeaways:** - Leaders need to be in alignment with themselves to achieve peak performance and inspire others. - Healing past traumas and uncovering limiting beliefs is essential for personal and professional growth. - Authenticity is key to effective leadership and creating high-performance teams. - Leaders should prioritize their own well-being and address health issues to prevent burnout. - By working on themselves first, leaders can set an example and inspire their teams to perform at their best. **Quotes:** - "Leaders aren't ever taught to be good leaders. They're just bad leaders who are untaught." - Rubyni Karun - "Alignment is the way to create the next level of performance." - Rubyni Karun - "Who do you want to be? Let's mold and stretch that." - Rubyni Karun - "Purpose, impact, legacy. Let's not wait till we're 68 to think about that. Let's start doing that now." - Rubyni Karun - "Work on yourself first to understand how you might have created quiet quitters." - Rubyni Karun Biography Rubyni Karun has helped hundreds of leaders and business owners find their alignment and well-being for high performance and success within their teams, businesses, and most importantly within themselves and their lives. She aims to change the world of corporate toxicity one leader at a time so that everyone can flow in joy, peace, and abundance in all ways.
The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos by Mark Chiusano https://amzn.to/3Gi4891 From the dogged Long Island reporter who has been on his trail since 2019, the bizarre, page-turning, and frankly hysterical story of America's most outrageous grifter—US Representative George Santos. America has grown used to larger-than-life politicians: Teflon Don, AOC, MTG, Dark Brandon, and all the rest have injected DC politics with an unmistakable edge of celebrity flair and tabloid intrigue. Yet in 2022, a new player on the national scene outshone them all. George Anthony Devolder Santos, and his revolving door of pseudonyms, shed glaring new light on how far we'd all let our politics slide as his claimed resume was shred to bits in the wake of a longshot run to office from New York's 3rd Congressional District. From Wall Street gigs to an amateur volleyball career, from embellished claims of Jewish heritage to a fabricated 9/11 story involving his mother's death, Santos's legend continued to grow as his web of lies evaporated in real time. And the only thing wilder than this charlatan embedding himself in the warm, consequence-evading arms of our nation's capital was the Queens con artist's refusal to bow his head in shame. The Santos show continues, as he joins the ranks of high-wattage fakers like Anna Delvey and Elizabeth Holmes. Newsday alum and PEN/Hemingway honoree Mark Chiusano tells the full (well, as full as can be given the subject) story of Santos here for the first time. From humble years spent in Brazil, to glamorous nights on the west side of Manhattan, to the stunning small-time scams employed to ease his slippery climb up the American society ladder, The Fabulist tells a story you'll have to read for yourself to believe…and even then, it's George Santos, so who's to say for sure. Combining the very best of boots-on-the-ground journalism, dishy backroom dealings, and glittery details about Gold Coast mansions and bodice-baring drag shows that'd feel just as at home in your next summer beach read, The Fabulist is truly stranger than fiction.
Rise of the Reader: Strategies For Mastering Your Reading Habits and Applying What You Learn by Nick Hutchison https://amzn.to/3T4PkT7 The Ultimate Guide for Transforming Information into Life-Changing Results Are you devouring every personal development bestseller out there but still finding it hard to apply what you're learning to everyday life? Reading for self-improvement can be powerful as long as you're effectively implementing the right information. You can become a more successful problem solver and transform your life in as little as 15 minutes a day! Nick Hutchison, founder of the popular book review site BookThinkers, read over 400 personal development books, but implementing their valuable lessons was tougher than just finishing the next chapter. Nick knew self-help books could help him do things like master his social anxiety and fear of public speaking, opening the doors to a successful career in business. Through trial and error, he developed an easy-to-follow framework to retain the knowledge needed to transform his life completely. Now he's giving you over 100 habits to implement into your own reading journey and fulfill your dreams. In this book, you will learn: How swapping 15 minutes of social media scrolling for 15 minutes of reading can dramatically impact 20 different areas of your life. The power of intention when it comes to choosing the right books for you and how much you retain from their knowledge. How to avoid bias and situational advice in the self-help industry. Methods for note-taking and information implementation. More than 100 new habits to improve your health, wealth, and happiness. With relatable anecdotes and engaging stories, Rise of the Reader will inspire and motivate you to take action and embrace the power of reading. Whether you are a student, a professional, or someone who just wants to reach their full potential, this is your guide to self-actualization and embracing change through reading. Grab your copy now and start improving your action today! Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Nick Hutchison is the visionary force behind Book Thinkers, a marketing agency that connects authors and readers. With over 400 personal development books under his belt, Nick has distilled his knowledge into his latest book, "Rise of the Reader: Strategies for Mastering Your Reading Habits and Applying What You Learn." Through his agency, Nick helps authors expand their reach and drive revenue growth through services such as short-form video production, podcast booking, and social media brand building. **Summary:** Nick Hutchison, the founder of Book Thinkers, shares his strategies for mastering reading habits and applying what you learn from books. He emphasizes the importance of setting SMART goals and intentions for each book, optimizing for action rather than simply finishing the book. Nick also discusses the impact of swapping 15 minutes of social media scrolling for 15 minutes of reading, highlighting how this small change can dramatically improve various areas of life. He encourages readers to prioritize quality over quantity and to implement the knowledge gained from books to solve problems and achieve personal growth. **Key Takeaways:** - Set SMART goals and intentions for each book to optimize for action and implementation. - Replace 15 minutes of social media scrolling with 15 minutes of reading to read 20 books a year. - Prioritize quality over quantity by focusing on implementing a handful of books rather than reading a large number without taking action. **Quotes:** - "Life doesn't have to be so hard. People have already figured it out. Read the book, implement the book, and avoid the next 10,950 experiences." - Nick Hutchison - "Personal development can become a form of procrastination if you're not watching out. Action is the key." - Nick Hutchison About the author Nick Hutchison stands as the visionary force behin...
Eliminating Adult Acne for Good: Regain your self-esteem and confidence without wasting money on ineffective and harmful products by Leigh Brandon https://amzn.to/46sNiyV Bodychek.co.uk Are you fed up with products that don't work? Are you ready to take control of your acne once and for all? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to regain your confidence and self-esteem? If you've tried everything to overcome your acne and nothing has worked, it's most likely because you haven't addressed the underlying causes. Many people waste a lot of time and money visiting professionals who only suggest products and pharmaceuticals that treat the symptoms rather than address the underlying causes. This leaves many in despair, not knowing where to turn. In 'Eliminating Adult Acne for Good', Leigh Brandon explains why the medical establishment might not want you to cure your acne, why traditional treatments rarely work, and the danger of the associated side-effects. With a mountain of scientific evidence and clinical experience supporting his methods, Leigh Brandon explains the cause of acne in a simple, step-by-step, natural approach to finding and overcoming it, enabling you to achieve and maintain clear skin for the rest of your life. Acne can destroy your confidence and self-esteem, affecting many aspects of your life, such as your career, relationships, and social life, but it doesn't have to be that way. 'Eliminating Adult Acne for Good' will provide you with the education, tools and strategies you need to help take back control of your life and eliminate acne for good. About the author Leigh is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, CHEK Practitioner, CHEK Faculty Instructor, Active Release Techniques® Therapist, author and podcast host. His extensive training and years of clinical experience has given Leigh the ability to provide a truly holistic approach to helping his clients over the years, which they have found very effective often times after other approaches hadn't helped. Leigh was (and still is) obsessed by sports as a child and has always been active. Aged 14, he began weight training in his school's gym, and took up weight training seriously at 23. At the age of 27, he completed his first course with the American College of Sports Medicine and his career took off from there. Since then, his passion for learning continues and he turns that knowledge into wisdom through the experience of what is now over 27 years working with clients. Leigh has always sought the ‘best of the best' to learn from and is as passionate now about his work and gaining knowledge as much as he was in 1996, when his career in health, wellness and performance started. Leigh has formally studied with some of the world's greatest minds such as Paul Chek, Bill Wolcott, Dr John Veltheim, Dr Michael Leahy, and Dr Dietrich Klinghardt. As well as being passionate about helping clients, Leigh has also been a member of the faculty of the world-renowned CHEK Institute since 2010 teaching and presenting in Europe, USA and Australia. He has also published five health and wellness books and has a number of online professional education programmes.
When Mongrel Dogs Teach by William J Burghardt https://amzn.to/49SFyZY What happens when a 45-year-old Baby Boomer goes back to teach high school and finds the students are more in touch with reality than his colleagues and supervisors? In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand At the mongrel dogs who teach Not fearing I'd become my enemy In the instance that I preach -- Bob Dylan, "My Back Pages"
Jake Stahl, Fractional Chief Learning Officer, Conversational Learning Dynamics Pioneer Jakestahlconsulting.com Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Jake Stahl is a fractional Chief Learning Officer and a pioneer in conversational dynamics. With over 30 years of experience in training and development, Jake has impacted over 10,000 individuals across six countries. He helps companies develop onboarding programs for sales representatives and teaches them how to have better conversations with customers. **Summary:** Jake Stahl, a fractional Chief Learning Officer, joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss the importance of meaningful conversations in the sales process. Jake emphasizes the significance of establishing a cadence and rhythm in conversations, rather than focusing solely on content. He introduces the "2-10 rule," which suggests that for every two minutes of conversation, there should be an interaction or check for understanding. Jake also highlights the power of using the word "because" in communication to increase compliance. **Key Takeaways:** - Establishing a cadence and rhythm in conversations is crucial for building rapport and trust. - The "2-10 rule" suggests that for every two minutes of conversation, there should be an interaction or check for understanding. - Using the word "because" in communication can significantly increase compliance. **Quotes:** - "The cadence is far more important than content." - "The word 'because' can dramatically change the compliance of the person on the other end of the phone." - "We're just trying to be human again." Biography Jake is a pioneer in conversational dynamics and a highly regarded fractional Chief Learning Officer. He is revolutionizing sales through his 'Adaptive Conversational Blueprint,' turning sales professionals into relational architects capable of forging profound connections with prospects. Integral to his approach is the 2/10 Rule, which challenges traditional perspectives on conversation and emphasizes the importance of rhythm and cadence. With a rich background spanning 30 years, Jake has shared his expertise in training and development across six countries, impacting over 10,000 individuals. A master mason and father of four, Jake seamlessly blends practical experience and insightful wisdom in his pursuit of the perfect conversation and empowers businesses through masterful conversations.
A Bold Return to Giving a Damn: One Farm, Six Generations, and the Future of Food by Will Harris https://amzn.to/3QU5V9s Whiteoakpastures.com "If I could have one wish it is that every eater in America would read this book." —Ruth Reichl From a pioneer of the regenerative agriculture movement, a memoir-meets-manifesto on betting the farm on a better future for our food, animals, land, local communities, and our climate Raised as a fourth-generation farmer, when Will Harris inherited White Oak Pastures he was a full-time commodity cowboy who played hard and fast with every tool the system offered – chemicals, antibiotics, steroids, and more. His ancestors had built a highly profitable, conventionally-run machine, but over time he found himself disgusted with the excess, cruelty, and smalltown devastation this system entailed. So he bet the farm on forging a different way of doing things. One that works with nature not against it, and bridges the quickly widening delta between consumers and their food. Armed with tenacity, conviction and an outsized tolerance for risk, Harris called his approach “radical traditional” and it made him the pioneer of regenerative agriculture long before the phrase existed. At once an intimate, multi-generational memoir and a microcosm of American agriculture at large, A BOLD RETURN TO GIVING A DAMN offers a pathway back to producing food the right way. At a time when food supply chains are straining, climate-induced catastrophes are playing havoc with harvests, and concern around who owns America's farmland are more prescient than ever, Will Harris urges us to consider where the food we eat really comes from, and to re-connect to the places and people who raise what we eat each day. With keen storytelling, a good dose of irreverence, and an unflinching willingness to speak truth to power, Harris shows us why it's never been more important to know your farmer than now.
Secrets to a Successful Startup: A Recession-Proof Guide to Starting, Surviving & Thriving in Your Own Venture by Trevor Blake https://amzn.to/47OiXMn Everything You Need to Start and Succeed in Your Own Venture Trevor Blake built three successful startups and sold them for more than $300 million. Now he's written a complete instruction manual that covers everything the budding entrepreneur or existing business owner needs to know to build the career or business of their dreams. Unlike the many theoretical guides out there, this is a practical handbook based on Blake's wildly successful in-the-trenches experience. It incorporates leading-edge strategies that cover every aspect of running a business — including funding, developing systems, and marketing. Blake presents in-depth insight into managing effectively, maintaining cash flow, and adapting to the changing needs of customers in volatile economic times. One of his most innovative contributions is an emphasis on cultivating the right mindset, and he tells you exactly how to do that. “The secret to success isn't in the plan,” he writes. “It's in the person holding it.” His proven methods will give you the confidence to take the entrepreneurial leap and turn your winning idea into an efficient, profitable company.
Stockunlock.com Jake Ruth, Co-founder & CEO of Stock Unlock, Becoming a Better Investor and Make Confident Decisions Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Jake Ruth is the co-founder and CEO of StockUnlock.com, an investment education and analysis platform. He has a background in software engineering and entrepreneurship, and he is passionate about helping people demystify investing and make better financial decisions. **Summary:** Jake Ruth, co-founder and CEO of StockUnlock.com, joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss the importance of an investing mindset and how to leverage skills and interests in the world of investing. They also talk about the failures and resilience that come with investing and building a business. Jake shares insights into the features and benefits of StockUnlock.com, which provides investment education and analysis tools for retail investors at an affordable price. **Key Takeaways:** 1. Investing is not just about buying stocks; it's about allocating your time and resources into something that will provide a greater return in the future. 2. Many people fail in investing because they lack the appropriate information and tools to make informed decisions. 3. Leveraging your skills and interests can help you make better investment decisions and understand the companies you invest in. 4. StockUnlock.com offers accessible and affordable investment tools, including training wheels for beginners and comprehensive financial data for experienced investors. 5. The platform provides insights, financial health analysis, growth and profitability metrics, management information, valuation data, and more for over 170,000 stocks across 65 global exchanges. **Quotes:** - "Investing is allocating your time and resources into something in hopes of a greater return." - Jake Ruth - "If you can't explain what you own in the stock market to a five-year-old, you should not buy it." - Jake Ruth - "StockUnlock.com provides highly accessible and accurate financial data with training wheels for beginners." - Jake Ruth
Experiment 1 by Geraldine Granleese https://amzn.to/3GcdAuy Inspired by children and written for them; A delightful tale telling the story of how a little monkey became an Eco –warrior that will inspire everyone to spread their wings and see the beauty of the world on their doorstep, the way Mo helped the scientists to.
Cass Morrow, Relationship Coach, Disrupting Divorce & Flipping Statistics With The “NEW” Marriage Morrowmarriage.com Show Notes **About The Guest(s):** Cass Moro is a relationship coach who, along with his wife, helps couples disrupt divorce and create a new kind of marriage. With a background in therapy and personal development, Cass has worked with over 3,100 men in the first 20 months of his business. He is passionate about helping men and women understand their roles in relationships and create a strong foundation for a successful marriage. **Summary:** Cass Moro joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss how he and his wife help couples create a new kind of marriage and disrupt divorce. Cass shares his personal journey of overcoming a toxic relationship and transforming himself into a better partner. He explains the importance of understanding masculine and feminine dynamics in a relationship and how men can step into their leadership role. Cass also addresses the concept of the "nice guy" and why it is important for men to be authentic and true to themselves. He provides practical tips for men to improve their relationships and create a strong foundation for a successful marriage. **Key Takeaways:** - Understanding masculine and feminine dynamics is crucial for a successful marriage. - Men need to step into their leadership role and provide a safe and secure environment for their partners. - The "nice guy" syndrome is counterproductive and can lead to resentment and dissatisfaction in a relationship. - Emotional validation and communication are essential for building trust and connection. - Men should focus on personal growth and self-improvement to become the best version of themselves. **Quotes:** - "If you lose your wife's respect, it's near impossible to get it back." - Cass Moro - "Women want a guy who's a killer, who's going to kill it in business and protect her." - Cass Moro - "Nice guys are fake and lack self-value and purpose." - Cass Moro - "Leadership is about providing structure and direction, not control." - Cass Moro - "Men need to be stoic and provide emotional stability in a relationship." - Cass Moro
Winning the War on Ticks: Learn Proven Combat Methods for Preventing Tick Bites by Brian H. Anderson https://amzn.to/46nkQi9 Lymetickbughub.com One Man's fight to end the ticks' reign of terror. With Lyme disease and other vector-borne illnesses on the rise, the demand for tick awareness is needed now more than ever. Armed with his years of knowledge as a top speaker and educator, Brian shares his battle experiences and prevention techniques with you. In Winning the War on Ticks you'll learn: About the enemy- Ticks Awareness of Lyme disease and other tick-born illnesses Proven combat methods for preventing tick bites Effective personal repellants What to do if bitten And more! This book is as an informative everyman's guide on ticks and tick-borne illnesses. It's not a scientific research paper, but something that is written simply and humorously to promote awareness on the topic. Who is Brian “The Tick Terminator” Anderson? Top speaker and educator on tick prevention in the USA Specialist on unique repellants and prevention methods Dedicated to providing tick awareness and support for outdoor workers, hunters, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts It's time to go to war on ticks! A must read for all outdoor enthusiasts, workers, or anyone who goes into the woods, especially those living or visiting the eastern US. BUY NOW and start winning your war on ticks! About the author Brian lives in Upper Michigan with the love of his life of 44 years. He and his wife have two grown children and four grandchildren (three on Earth, one in Heaven). They often spend time with family and friends participating in various outdoor activities. The highlight of their week is spent each Sunday morning at church praising their incredible Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
John Kimble, CEO of KimbleFit, Former Amateur Boxer, Online Personal Trainer and Life Coach Kimblefit.com Show Notes About The Guest(s): John Kimball is the CEO of Kimball Fit, an online personal training and life coaching company. He is a former amateur boxer and a survivor of two suicide attempts. After turning his life around, John is now dedicated to helping others overcome vices, addictions, and improve their physical fitness. Summary: John Kimball, CEO of Kimball Fit, shares his inspiring journey of overcoming adversity and turning his life around. From being involved in criminal activities to finding purpose through boxing and fitness, John now helps others improve their lives through physical and mental fitness. He emphasizes the importance of taking away negative habits and aligning daily disciplines with personal goals. John's story serves as a reminder that it's never too late to make positive changes and help others along the way. Key Takeaways: Overcoming adversity: John's journey from a life of crime to personal transformation highlights the power of resilience and self-reflection. The importance of physical fitness: Engaging in peak physical performance can elevate mindset and connect individuals to a higher frequency. Constructing positive habits: Instead of adding more to your life, focus on taking away negative habits to align with your goals. Challenging fears: By running into anxiety-inducing situations, individuals can overcome their fears and achieve personal growth. Age and wisdom: Age is not a determining factor for success; wisdom and mindset play a crucial role in personal development. Quotes: "Peak physical performance will connect you to a higher frequency." - John Kimball "It's the small daily disciplines that build up into something bigger at the end of the year." - John Kimball "Conflict avoidance is conflict multiplied." - John Kimball John Kimble, CEO of KimbleFit, former amateur boxer, online personal trainer and life coach, survivor of 2 suicide attempts, sober since March 15th, 2021. Arrested for multiple felonies and misdemeanors, ended up in a psych ward, once diagnosed sociopath making money from robbing houses and selling drugs; now helping as many people as he can change just as he did himself. He's helped many people overcome vices, addictions, and get them physically fit. Hasn't missed a 3:45 am wake up, workout, or Instagram post in 525 days going.
Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic, CIO, Columnist, Author, Radio Host, Board Member, Forbes Tech Council & TEDx Speaker Forbes.com Securityfanatics.com Show Notes About The Guest(s): Nick Espinosa is a cybersecurity expert, author, and speaker. He is the founder of Security Fanatics, a company that specializes in cybersecurity and risk management. With over two decades of experience in the field, Nick has worked with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. He is passionate about educating individuals and organizations on the importance of cybersecurity and helping them develop effective defense strategies. Summary: Nick Espinosa is a cybersecurity expert and the founder of Security Fanatics. In this episode, he discusses the biggest threats to personal and business security in 2023, emphasizing the importance of educating individuals on cybersecurity. He also talks about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity and the potential risks associated with AI in the future. Nick highlights the need for customized cybersecurity solutions and risk assessment for each organization. He also shares insights on the impact of AI on disinformation campaigns and the challenges of detecting AI-generated content. Key Takeaways: The human factor is the biggest threat to cybersecurity, as many individuals lack the necessary knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity risks. AI is becoming increasingly sophisticated and can be used by hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and launch cyber attacks. Education and training on cybersecurity should start at an early age to ensure individuals are aware of the risks and can make informed decisions. The future of AI in cybersecurity is uncertain, as AI algorithms can learn from other AI models, leading to a dilution of accuracy and reliability. Security theater, such as airport security measures, can create a false sense of security and may not effectively prevent threats. Quotes: "If there's a vulnerability, it will be exploited." - Nick Espinosa "We are so distrusting. We are so disoriented. And this is essentially where we're heading." - Nick Espinosa "Security theater... It's literally the term for it." - Nick Espinosa About Nick Espinosa For over 25 years, Nick has been on a first name basis with computers. Since the age of 7 he's been building computers and programming in multiple languages. Landing his first IT job at age 15, Nick founded Windy City Networks, Inc at 19 which was acquired in 2013. In 2015 Nick created Security Fanatics, a Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare outfit dedicated to designing custom Cyberdefense strategies for medium to enterprise corporations. An expert in cybersecurity and network infrastructure, Nick has consulted with clients ranging from the small business owners up to Fortune 100 level companies for decades. Nick has designed, built, and implemented multinational networks, encryption systems, and multi-tiered infrastructures as well as small business environments. He is passionate about emerging technology and enjoys creating, breaking, and fixing test environments. As a member of the Board of Advisors for Roosevelt University's College of Arts and Sciences as well as their Center for Cyber and Information Security, the Official Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition and a board member of Bits N' Bytes Cybersecurity Education, contributor to the Cyber Peace Institute, Strategic Cybersecurity Advisor for the Private Directors Association and humanID as well as the President of The Foundation for a Human Internet, Nick helped to create an NSA certified curriculum that will help the Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare community to keep defending our government, people and corporations from Cyber threats globally. In 2017 Nick was accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives,
The Rom Con by Devon Daniels https://amzn.to/3usX8DO A modern battle of the sexes about a journalist who hatches an elaborate plan to take down her professional rival, in a rom-com perfect for fans of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. After a particularly brutal breakup, Cassidy Sutton has had it with dating. So when her grandmother gives her a 1950's dating guide entitled 125 Tips to Hook a Husband, she decides to turn the retro advice into an ironic “What not to do” article for Siren, the popular online women's publication she writes for. And who better to secretly test the old-fashioned tips on than Jack Bradford, chauvinistic creator of rival men's site Brawler? She'll write an article that will entertain female readers everywhere and embarrass their sexist nemesis at the same time. Two birds, one stone. But her perfect plan soon proves to be anything but. Those vintage courtship tips Cassidy was so quick to poke fun at? They actually seem to work, calling her most closely-held beliefs into question. Even worse? Jack isn't falling for any of her tricks—and it's not long before their ‘fake' relationship starts to feel like the realest one of her life. As her cat and mouse game starts to spiral out of control, Cassidy has to decide if she's playing to win, or if she's willing to lose it all for love.
You're Making This Way Too Hard: Find Your EASY Way to NJOYLFE by Angelo Valenti https://amzn.to/3GcQeoG Angelovalenti.com WARNING: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH BEING UNHAPPY What if I told you that the answers to finding your easy way to NJOYLFE already exist inside of you? Stop fighting the systems designed for you to fail! It's time to realize that every problem in your life has a solution that you can take advantage of to make your life more vibrant, more successful, and most importantly, more enjoyable. Forget about keeping up with the Jones, winning the rat race, or getting those ever-so-important likes on social media. It's time to start living for yourself. Join Dr. Angelo Valenti on an eye-opening journey that tears off the blindfold and points the way toward a life of fulfillment, purpose, and joy. If you liked The One Thing and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, you'll love You're Making This Way Too Hard: Find Your EASY Way to NJOYLFE. About the author Dr. Angelo Valenti, The Company Psychologist, is a consulting psychologist in Nashville, Tennessee. The focus of his practice is helping business leaders hire and develop the right talent for their unique businesses and helping individuals live their best personal and professional lives. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1976. He joined the faculty of Oklahoma City University, where he served as Chairman of the Department of Psychology from 1977-79. In 1980, Dr. Valenti joined the psychological consulting firm RHR International. He opened his own practice in 1982. Dr. Valenti is a member of the American Psychological Association and the APA Division of Consulting Psychology. He's married to Rachel and has three children and five grandchildren.
Invisible Generals: Rediscovering Family Legacy, and a Quest to Honor America's First Black Generals by Doug Melville https://amzn.to/3SST5e1 The amazing true story of America's first Black generals, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. and Jr., a father and son who helped integrate the American military and created the Tuskegee Airmen. Perfect for fans of Devotion and Hidden Figures. Red Tails, George Lucas's celebration of America's first Black flying squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen, should have been a moment of victory for Doug Melville. He expected to see his great-uncle Benjamin O. Davis Jr.—the squadron's commander—immortalized on-screen for his selfless contributions to America. But as the film rolled, Doug was shocked when he realized that Ben Jr.'s name had been omitted and replaced by the fictional Colonel A. J. Bullard. And Ben's father, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., America's first Black general who helped integrate the military, was left out too. Dejected, Doug looked inward and realized that unless he worked to bring their inspirational story to light, it would remain hidden from the world just as it had been concealed from him. In Invisible Generals, Melville shares his quest to rediscover his family's story across five generations, from post-Civil War America to modern day Asia and Europe. In life, the Davises were denied the recognition and compensation they'd earned, but through his journey, Melville uncovers something greater: that dedication and self-sacrifice can move proverbial mountains—even in a world determined to make you invisible. Invisible Generals recounts the lives of a father and his son who always maintained their belief in the American dream. As the inheritor of their legacy, Melville retraces their steps, advocates for them to receive their long-overdue honors and unlocks the potential we all hold to retrieve powerful family stories lost to the past. About the author DOUG MELVILLE is one of the most innovative voices in corporate diversity. A fifth-generation leader, his family worked with several different presidential administrations. He has been featured in numerous periodicals, including Forbes, USA Today, Time, Business Insider, and the Washington Post, and he has given three TEDx Talks.
22 Letters from Uncle Jack: How One Spirit Helped Me to Reveal My Inner Knowing by Aliana Ziva Seeger-Madsen https://amzn.to/49Z5EuH Alianathemedium.com ‘Twenty-Two Letters From Uncle Jack' is Aliana Ziva Seeger-Madsen's story of coming from a place of emotional and spiritual darkness then stepping into the light with the help of her spirit guide. It is a book about the journey around finding out who you really are and embracing that reality. This book traces the process of coming home to yourself through spirituality, transformation, alignment and reality and finding out who you are by changing the way you think. ‘Twenty-Two Letters from Uncle Jack' centers around the principle of letting others know that we are not alone and there is always a spiritual solution to how we feel.
Pete A Turner, Combat Spy, Podcast Host of Break It Down Show https://www.youtube.com/peteaturner About Pete A Turner Meet a former military force turned master of captivating narratives, who has transformed the airwaves with a live talk show that delves into the pulse-pounding realms of excitement. Pete Turner is the executive producer and host of the Break It Down Show (BIDS) podcast. Pete's show portfolio includes remarkable individuals, from Nobel Prize Winners to Gold Medalists, offering an array of unique insights. Notably, Pete is keen to discuss his work on the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict, drawing out shadowed experts to share their experiences. His collection of perspectives presents compelling evidence outside the typical media landscapes that can't be found anywhere else. Pete's rich experiences extend beyond geopolitics. His expertise shines in tactical espionage, U.S. travels, and engaging discussions on politics and life. With over 70 months of military service and 1000 combat patrols, Pete's journey evolved from counterintelligence roles in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Germany, and Iraq, which eventually led to creating the Break It Down Show. Approaching its 10th anniversary with over 1500 episodes, the podcast stands out for its rotating co-hosts. Pete's eagerness to connect makes him a blend of Charles Kuralt, PJ O'Rourke and Larry King. This approach fosters in-depth conversations transcending traditional platforms. Confident in Pete's captivating knowledge and storytelling, I'm excited to coordinate a potential collaboration. Let me share your details with Pete and arrange a potential collaboration. Pete works hard on charity. He dedicates his time to Save the Brave. While battling his own fight with PTSD, he lost is brother Eric to suicide. Since 2020, Pete has participated in the Ride for the Brave an annual fundraiser that takes him and a group of veterans across the country fundraising, gathering and healing. In addition to his work with STB, Pete is actively working with Phil Green. Phil is a primary member in the battle against ALS. Pete is often found on the road, working in the service of others.
Fernando Diez – Quasar Expeditions, Marketing Director on Galapagos Islands & Patagonia Trips of a Lifetime Quasarex.com From their website: "At Quasar Expeditions, our vision is to create authentic, exclusive, unique, and meaningful land and sea experiences for adventurous travelers like you. Voted the #1 Small Ship Ocean Cruise Line by Travel+Leisure for the past 6 years, we've spent over 3 decades serving those who delight in travel, not tourism. Guests come to us seeking layers of depth and contrast: meaningful interactions with humans and the earth, well-appointed accommodations, unparalleled adventures, five-star cultural cuisine, and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. In turn, Quasar travelers become not only expedition enthusiasts, but conservators. From hand-picked naturalist guides to the friendliest staff you'll ever meet, our team is comprised of passion. Whether you're exploring Galapagos, Patagonia, Chile, Ecuador, or Peru, we promise authentic experiences and lifetime memories." Biography Born and raised amidst the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands, Fernando Diez is a proud Ecuadorian who has dedicated his adult life to sharing the unique beauty and rare wildlife of this enchanting archipelago with adventurous travelers from every corner of the globe. Fernando is the proud son of the founders of Quasar Expeditions, a high-end expedition cruising company that pioneered small group travel in the Galapagos Islands 37 years ago. His parents dream? To show this precious eco system to the world, ensuring its preservation for future generations through responsible tourism. Beyond his role at Quasar Expeditions, Fernando is loving father of 3, a proud husband and a man of many passions. He is a skilled photographer, an avid scuba diver, a high-altitude climber and overall just a lover of nature and the outdoors. A natural story teller at heart, Fernando has an ability to bring the stories of this unique archipelago to life, connecting listeners with the magic of the place that possessed Charles Darwin's mind.
The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism by Hubert Joly, Caroline Lambert https://amzn.to/3G4k0Mz A Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a Financial Times top title How to unleash "human magic" and achieve improbable results. Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy and orchestrator of the retailer's spectacular turnaround, unveils his personal playbook for achieving extraordinary outcomes by putting people and purpose at the heart of business. Back in 2012, "Everyone thought we were going to die," says Joly. Eight years later, Best Buy was transformed as Joly and his team rebuilt the company into one of the nation's favorite employers, vastly increased customer satisfaction, and dramatically grew Best Buy's stock price. Joly and his team also succeeded in making Best Buy a leader in sustainability and innovation. In The Heart of Business, Joly shares the philosophy behind the resurgence of Best Buy: pursue a noble purpose, put people at the center of the business, create an environment where every employee can blossom, and treat profit as an outcome, not the goal. This approach is easy to understand, but putting it into practice is not so easy. It requires radically rethinking how we view work, how we define companies, how we motivate, and how we lead. In this book Joly shares memorable stories, lessons, and practical advice, all drawn from his own personal transformation from a hard-charging McKinsey consultant to a leader who believes in human magic. The Heart of Business is a timely guide for leaders ready to abandon old paradigms and lead with purpose and humanity. It shows how we can reinvent capitalism so that it contributes to a sustainable future. About the author Hubert Joly is the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. He has been recognized as one of the one hundred “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review, one of the top thirty CEOs in the world by Barron's, and one of the top ten CEOs in the United States in Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards. Joly is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and serves on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren.
There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh https://amzn.to/3SOAIXI In this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh, a remote estate in New Zealand's Southern Alps hosts a reunion no one will ever forget. Seven friends. One last weekend. A mansion half in ruins. No room for lies. Someone is going to confess. Because there should have been eight. . . . They met when they were teenagers. Now they're adults, and time has been kind to some and unkind to others—none more so than to Bea, the one they lost nine long years ago. They've gathered to reminisce at Bea's family's estate, a once-glorious mansion straight out of a gothic novel. Best friends, old flames, secret enemies, and new lovers are all under one roof. But when the weather turns and they're snowed in at the edge of eternity, there's nowhere left to hide from their shared history. As the walls close in, the pretense of normality gives way to long-buried grief, bitterness, and rage. Underneath it all, there's the nagging feeling that Bea's shocking death wasn't what it was claimed to be. And before the weekend is through, the truth will be unleashed—no matter the cost. . . .
Nine-Figure Mindset: How to Go from Zero to Over $100 Million in Net Worth by Brandon Dawson https://amzn.to/3QLCZ3p Cardoneventures.com Behind the life you want to live lies the power you already have to create it. In Nine-Figure Mindset, Brandon Dawson unveils how to tap into the remarkable potential hidden inside each and every one of us. Drawing from his own awe-inspiring journey, Brandon shows that success and leadership are attainable to anyone willing to cultivate the right shift in thinking. Combining personal experiences with actionable strategies, Nine-Figure Mindset serves as a guidebook to next level achievements you've never imagined were possible. Brandon Dawson, a very accomplished business icon, shares his wealth of wisdom, earned from his humble beginnings to achieving a record breaking exit having sold his last business for $151 million. Are you an entrepreneur with a gleam in your eye but the feeling that you're running in mud? Do you sense that with the right team in place, you could achieve so much more? Perhaps you're already successful with an undeniable hunger for more? The question is not whether you are striving hard enough but whether you're striving for enough and in the right direction. Dawson's secrets to starting, scaling, and above all leading a positive, independent business will help you cultivate exactly what's needed to attract exceptional individuals and seize extraordinary opportunities. Discover how tiny shifts in perspective can change everything. Chances are, you already have everything you need to succeed—you just need someone who's been there to show you the way. Nine-Figure Mindset is your opportunity to grab a front row seat for your business and gain the capabilities to where you want to go. Your dreams are not only possible, they should be your priority—and, by the way, they might not be big enough.
The Secret of the Magic eyePad: Putney Hick Inventor Adventures–Book 1 (Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures) by Marsha Tufft https://amzn.to/40M3g6j https://dl.bookfunnel.com/2fywtzbmuh 2021 Readers' Favorite GOLD MEDAL WINNER 2022 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Silver Medal WINNER 2023 Moonbeam Book Awards Silver Medal WINNER She dreams of becoming an inventor. First, she has to survive middle school… Putney Hicks just wants things to go right for once. A socially awkward girl dropped among rich kids in an experimental STEM institution, the anxious twelve-year-old can't seem to see her own potential. But life sprinkles in a surprise when she receives a mysterious tablet housing an advanced, talkative intelligence. Wondering if the friendly pixie in the device is alien or supernatural, Putney is determined to keep it safe while exploring its possibilities. But when competitive art and science projects lead to an ill-advised bet with a wealthy mean girl, the would-be engineer may be in way over her head. Will Putney's mysterious new mentor help her make it through her first week in class? The Secret of the Magic eyePad is the award-winning first book in the Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures middle grade series. If you like girls in STEM, preteen drama, and clever innovations, then you'll love Marsha Tufft's lighthearted tale. Buy The Secret of the Magic eyePad to click through to fabulous fun today! What Readers' Favorite says: ★★★★★ The Secret of the Magic eyePad is a sci-fi adventure book for children by Marsha Tufft. Twelve-year-old Putney Hicks is a science and math prodigy but often finds herself struggling in social situations. Putney is about to start seventh grade in a new experimental STEM school when she receives a mysterious gift from Miss Pepper, her favorite teacher from Kodiak Elementary. The gift turns out to be an "eyePad," containing an advanced interface of a holographic pixie named Sam... Her only problem is Sue Wexford, a rich girl who never fails to embarrass Putney. However, with the upcoming Science Fair, Putney is determined to beat Sue in the design challenge. Will she succeed? ★★★★★ Geared to readers aged 10-15 years, Tufft's book is a masterpiece with a great storyline and even greater lessons. The novel will surely generate a love for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in young readers. It will teach them to think critically, enhancing their problem-solving skills. I loved the learning curve Tufft incorporated in the plot, depicting the prototyping and designing steps that led to the perfect invention. The innovative curriculum at Putney's school maintained a balance between science and art and highlighted the importance of healthy competition and teamwork. These lessons were complemented by an intriguing and fun plot featuring newly blossomed friendships, a little bit of rivalry, and a few instances of sleuthing. Tufft included just the right amount of magic to hold the plot together. The colorful illustrations were at once informative and relaxing. As a reader with a scientific background, I found The Secret of the Magic eyePad to be a unique resource suitable for including in school libraries and reading assignments. ★★★★★ Marsha Tufft does an incredible job of writing about science, curiosity, and self-discovery. There is something magical in this book and readers will enjoy that part of the story. But the part about product design is written in a fun way and packed with information and insight that will fuel the problem-solving skills of young readers and ignite their imaginations. The Secret of the Magic eyePad is written in the first-person narrative and it is a humorous voice that reflects the thoughts and feelings of a young character. It is filled with fun activities, interesting characters, and lessons on solving problems. It is as realistic as it is magical. About the author Award-winning author Marsha Tufft loves snorkeling ...
Permission to Kick Ass: Creatively Rebel Against the Old Business Rules without Selling Your Soul or Losing Your Mind by Angie Colee Permissiontokickass.com https://amzn.to/47E0qCl "I'm a creative person. I don't have a head for business..." "I want to be a full-time creator, but there's no money in it..." "Building a business is too complicated, I'll just stick with a side hustle..." If you've ever found yourself thinking any of the above, Permission to Kick Ass is for you. Angie invites you to set the idea of a "normal" business on fire in favor of creating your own path - no suits or TPS reports required. This book provides you with a step-by-step guide to escaping the job trap and building a creative business that works for you AND the life you want to live. You'll learn how to: Create a plan you can be proud of Get cash coming in quickly Rally your support troops Set boundaries like a boss Steel yourself on the down days And much more Pick up your copy of Permission to Kick Ass today and you could be in business next week! Here's what readers are saying: If you've wanted to start a business and felt too scared or started one and gotten stuck... this book is for you! Angie helps you understand what's going on when your mind pulls the brakes on big risks-and how to kick ass your way. Her hilarious stories provide a fresh look at real problems people entering business face, like how to leave your job and how to pay your bills while you grow your business. The practical tools she provides in the companion guide are everything you need to get started, from exercises to help you find clients to knowing what to charge, and even how to stay confident when things get tough. I just wish I'd had this book when I first started my business. It reads like a best friend's diary, and she says everything I worried about silently, but thought it was "just me." Permission to Kick Ass is the entrepreneur's battle cry for creative souls to control your life, money, and work. - Cindy Childress, Ph.D. The Expert's Ghostwriter(R) "Failure is an event. It's not your identity." This line is only one of a gazillion gems of the straight talk, no holds barred advice and experience Angie shares. You don't need anyone's permission to chart your own path, and Angie is your street-smart guide, complete with a few well-placed F-bombs to knock you out of your comfort zone and jolt you into action. If you're struggling to step into your greatness, pick up a copy of Angie's book and get both inspired and motivated to grab your own piece of this world. Lisa Christoffel, business and mindset coach for busy women leaders Biography Angie is a business mentor for rule breakers and rebels. She believes creativity is one of the most valuable assets on the planet, that business skills can be learned by anyone, and that people (NOT profits or processes) are the most important part of business. She specializes in helping founders, creators, and creative service providers find hidden revenue opportunities that don't take up a ton of time, resources, bandwidth, or cash. Her mission is to help you grow your business with more confidence and less stress... without becoming a completely different person or losing your edge. Angie has a Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon and has consulted with and run creative teams for Jeff Walker's Product Launch Formula (PLF), MasterClass, Lowe's, Copy Chief, Orzy Media, and Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad brand. When she's not writing or publishing new episodes of her podcast, Permission to Kick Ass, you'll find her on the road living as a full-time digital nomad with her cats, Stella and Ollie.
Daddy Issues: A Fatherless Comedian's Original Jokes by Allan Andrew Sidley https://amzn.to/40LSDjz Sidleystandup.com "All vegetarians agree, you should never meat your gyros." Provocative. Edgy. Corny. Genius. Stupid. An inside look of author Allan Sidley's best and worst jokes over his comedy career. Poking fun at real subjects like his family, religion, politics, and pokémon, you'll laugh when you should(n't), groan often, and see words transform right before your eyes. For those who are dads, have their own daddy issues, or are simply human, this book reminds us humor is in EVERYTHING. A therapy session cheaper than your co-pay, Daddy Issues celebrates life's highs, mediums, and loathes.
Courageous Conversation by Elizabeth Bennett Courageousnetwork.com https://amzn.to/3G5VpqG Do you want more meaningful conversations with your teen? Does the fear of them getting into trouble or being bullied keep you up at night? Are you asking yourself if you'll ever get past monosyllabic responses to your questions about their day? You were a teenager once, but raising a teen today looks very different. You want the best communication to stay connected and to keep your child safe. In Courageous Conversations, Elizabeth Bennett provides the tools she's learned and developed as a teacher and school administrator. Through gripping examples from her real-life experience, Elizabeth presents solutions for parents to relate meaningfully with their teens. Learn how to: - understand what your teen struggles to tell you - create formative school connections - talk through struggles - reframe behaviours .... and more. If you're raising a teenager and want to truly connect with them and meet them in their space, Courageous Conversations gives you the practical tips and the insight you crave. About Elizabeth Bennett With over 35 years of teaching, administration and coaching experience, Elizabeth offers a unique blend of leadership, vision and vast knowledge background. She is a former (retired), award winning principal who has a relentless passion for empowering people to take on their lives with joy and love. Elizabeth is dedicated to sharing her desire to create positive and connected relationships, focusing on community and business leaders, educators and especially parents. (and yes, I even work with teens to help them see alternative perspectives.)
Picasso's Lovers by Jeanne Mackin https://amzn.to/47flzD3 A tangled and vivid portrait of the women caught in Picasso's charismatic orbit through the affairs, the scandals, and the art—only this time, they hold the brush. The women of Picasso's life are glamorous and elusive, existing in the shadow of his fame—until 1950s aspiring journalist Alana Olson determines to bring one into the light. Unsure of what to expect but bent on uncovering what really lies beneath the canvas, Alana steps into Sara Murphy's well-guarded home to discover a past complicated by secrets and intrigue. Sara paints a luxurious picture of the French Riviera in 1923, but also a tragic one. The more Sara reveals, the more cracks emerge in Picasso's once-vibrant social circle—and the more Alana feels a disturbing convergence with her own life. Who are these other muses? What became of them? What will become of her? Desperate to trace the threads, Alana dives into the glittering lives of the past. But to do so she must contend with her own reality, including a strained engagement, the male-dominated world of art journalism, and the rising threat to civil rights in America. With hard truths peeling apart around her, it turns out that the most extraordinary portrait Alana encounters is her own. About the author Jeanne Mackin is the author of several historical novels. Her most recent is The Beautiful American. She has worked as a journalist for several publications, and as a university research and science writer. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, with her husband, artist Steve Poleskie. Jeanne was the recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and her journalism has won awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
The Beautiful and the Wild by Peggy Townsend https://amzn.to/40HStd3 The dangers of Alaska aren't limited to storms, starvation, and grizzly bears. Sometimes the most dangerous thing is the person you love. It's summer in Alaska and the light surrounding the shipping-container-turned-storage shed where Liv Russo is being held prisoner is fuzzy and gray. Around her is thick forest and jagged mountains. In front of her, across a clearing, is a low-slung cabin with a single window that spills a wash of yellow light onto bare ground. Illuminated in that light is the father of her child, a man she once loved. A man who is now her jailor. Liv vows to do anything to escape. Carrying her own secrets and a fierce need to protect her young son, Liv must navigate a new world where extreme weather, starvation, and dangerous wildlife are not the only threats she faces. With winter's arrival imminent, she knows she must reckon with her past and the choices that brought her to the unforgiving Alaskan landscape if she is ever going to make it out alive. A story of survival in the wilds of Alaska, The Beautiful and the Wild explores the question of whether we can ever truly know the person we love—or ourselves. About the author Peggy Townsend is an award-winning journalist who has panhandled with street kids, taken to the skies with pararescuers, and once chased an escaped murderer through a graveyard at midnight. Her first mystery, "See Her Run," was listed as one of "13 Thrillers to Keep You Up at Night" by Kirkus Reviews. Her second book "The Thin Edge," arrived May 14, 2019 and was called "an outstanding" novel by The Associated Press. She has rafted rivers, come face-to-face with grizzly bears in Alaska and has twice lived in a van for seven weeks — which makes her seem more adventurous than she actually is. She divides her time between the Central California coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Be A Giant Killer: Overcoming Your Everyday Goliaths by Ed Norwood https://amzn.to/49xCwdH Ernenterprises.org Be A Giant Killer is an award-winning book! Maincrest Media Book Award: Religion (Christian, Nonfiction) Literary Titan: Gold Book Award The Firebird Book Award: Self, Motivational International Book Awards Finalist: Spirituality-Inspirational Pacific Book Awards Finalist: Best Religion/Spirituality Outstanding Creator Award: Best Writing Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Christianity, Motivational & Inspirational, and Self Help (2nd Place). Reader's Favorite: Christian: Biblical Counseling Pinnacle Book Achievement Award: Best Book in Inspirational SINCE THE DAY YOU WERE BORN, there have been giants in your life. Tyrants of immense size who try to exert negative influence over your destiny. Giants try to intimidate you into inaction and apathy. They want to convince you that your past mistakes, family tree, size, and shame will always hold you back. I, too, was born with giants. When I was eight years old, twenty-seven of my relatives were massacred by cult leader Jim Jones in the Jonestown Guyana Tragedy. The shame of my own family history shadowed my life until I discovered the lessons revealed in this book, a searing expose of how our history can influence our legacy. We were made to break the cycle and, just like men and women in the Bible, fiercely face the giants in our lives before they get passed to the next generation. Be A Giant Killer is a knockout punch to what's holding you back from your wildest dreams and best life! "Powerful and impactful! Ed is an incredible man and friend with a very unique personal story. His passion is contagious! He identifies God's dreams for His children and the giants in the way of fulfilling these dreams. This is a must-read for anyone excited to use biblical weapons to help defeat these giants in life and chase their dreams! Get reading and let's go!" -BRUCE TOLLNER, Co-Author of Sidelined with Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano/NFL Agent/ Owner Rep 1 which represents Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota, Ben Roethlisberger and many others. "In Be A Giant Killer, Ed Norwood equips the reader to be able to readily identify the enemies that hinder us, and then conquer them. Defining the problem well is half the battle. This is gold to those who are ready to be victorious warriors." -BISHOP DALE C. BRONNER, D. MIN., Founder/Senior Pastor, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, Atlanta, GA About the author Ed Norwood is President of ERN/The National Council of Reimbursement Advocacy and AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR of "Be A Giant Killer, Overcoming Your Everyday Goliaths." He has been recognized as a unique and distinctive authority in transitional leadership and administrative laws that govern the healthcare delivery process. Ed has done hundreds of media interviews and lectures worldwide, focusing on public policy, healthcare advocacy, leadership development, and the lessons of the Jonestown Tragedy. Multi-faceted, with a creative ability to inspire his audience, Ed combines his business influence and expertise with his passion for ministry to help people flow in their dreams, destiny, and authority in life.
Jerry Hammond, International Tattoo Artist, Life Coach, Father & Mentor! Jerryhammond.com Jerry Hammond is a second-generation tattoo artist and a first-generation American citizen, a transformational life coach and tattoo artist with a unique approach to helping his clients have the best experience possible! With over 15 years of experience in the tattoo industry, Jerry has built a reputation as a skilled artist who creates meaningful tattoos that tell his clients' stories. Something unique about Jerry is his dedication to helping people transform their lives both inside and out of the tattoo studio because of his burning passion to serve and help other humans, which he always does from his heart! Jerry's journey to becoming a transformational life coach and tattoo artist wasn't an easy one. He came from a rough background and struggled with his own traumas and personal demons as he moved to Mexico not knowing any spanish at the age of 17. But through his own wild and healing journey, he discovered his passion for helping others do the same. Today, Jerry uses his knowledge and experience to help people from all walks of life overcome their struggles and live their best lives. One of the unique things about Jerry's approach to tattooing is that he starts each session with a meditation. This allows his clients to relax, connect with themselves, and be fully present for the tattoo experience. For Jerry, tattooing is about more than just creating a beautiful piece of art on someone's skin. It's about creating a comfortable environment to have a deep human connection where there are usually many laughs shared, many emotions, memories, knowledge, ideas, sometimes tears and always a powerful form of energy exchanged. In addition to his work as a tattoo artist and transformational life coach, Jerry also trains others who want to learn the art of tattooing. He knows firsthand how transformative the tattoo experience can be and wants to share that with others. His teaching style is compassionate, supportive, and empowering, and he works closely with his students to help them develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Jerry's clients rave about the powerful impact he's had on their lives. Many have come to him with deep-seated traumas and limiting beliefs, and have left feeling transformed and empowered. Others come to recieve a unique piece of art and a one-of-a kind experience, either way a unique experience and bond is created with each and every person who crosses paths with Jerry. His ability to connect with people on a deep level and his own personal journey make him a powerful ally in helping others overcome their own struggles. If you're looking for a tattoo artist and transformational life coach who can help you heal and transform your life, Jerry is the perfect choice. His unique approach and powerful presence will leave you feeling uplifted, inspired, and ready to take on the world.
Mathew Pezon, CEO of Pezon Properties, Owner of 200 Apartments with No Investors or Partners and How He Did It Pezonproperties.com About Mathew Pezon Mat and his wife, Anna, started doing property renovations themselves in 2014 and now own over 200 rental units without any investors or partners by buying deals off market. After side hustling for almost a decade (and almost getting fired right out of college!), Mat quit his corporate job and now buys and repositions small multifamily properties full time. He'd be a great resource to share how to achieve financial freedom and scale a business to $25M in assets, starting from nothing. Additionally, Mat is a great resource to discuss the mindset of the entrepreneur, how business processes set the business owner free, and steps entrepreneurs can take to really know their financial numbers. There is a big place in Mat's heart for helping historically disadvantaged groups learn to invest in real estate. He donates time and resources to facilitate credit counseling, financial literacy, and real estate entrepreneurship at The Real Estate Lab in Allentown, PA. He has been educating newer investors for years and is eager to share that knowledge with your audience.
Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto https://amzn.to/3MIuQLD A lonely shopkeeper takes it upon herself to solve a murder in the most peculiar way in this captivating mystery by Jesse Q. Sutanto, bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties. Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco's Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to. Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera doesn't know what comes over her, but after calling the cops like any good citizen would, she sort of . . . swipes the flash drive from the body and tucks it safely into the pocket of her apron. Why? Because Vera is sure she would do a better job than the police possibly could, because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer. What Vera does not expect is to form friendships with her customers and start to care for each and every one of them. As a protective mother hen, will she end up having to give one of her newfound chicks to the police? About the author Jesse Q. Sutanto is the author of adult, YA, and children's middle grade books. She has an MSt in Creative Writing from Oxford University and a BA in English Lit from Berkeley, though she hasn't found a way of saying that without sounding obnoxious. The film rights to her women's fiction, Dial A for Aunties, was bought by Netflix in a competitive bidding war. Her adult books include Dial A for Aunties, its sequel, Four Aunties and a Wedding, and Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers. Her YA books include The Obsession, The New Girl, and Well, That Was Unexpected. Her MG books include Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit and its sequel, Theo Tan and the Iron Fan.
Larry Diamond, Co-Founder and US CEO of Zip a Leading Financial Services Company https://zip.co/us Show Notes About The Guest(s): Larry Diamond is the co-founder and CEO of Zip, a leading financial services company that offers innovative payment solutions. With a background in retail technology and investment banking, Larry co-founded Zip in 2013 with the goal of disrupting the traditional credit card model. Today, Zip is listed as an ASX company and has millions of customers globally. Summary: Larry Diamond, co-founder and CEO of Zip, joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss how Zip is disrupting the world of financial services with its innovative payment solutions. Zip offers a "credit card of tomorrow" for underserved customers, allowing them to pay later and build their credit profile over time. With a focus on customer-centricity, Zip aims to be the first payment choice everywhere and every day. Key Takeaways: Zip is a buy now pay later service that provides flexible and accessible payment options for customers. Customers can use Zip at various merchants and even generate a virtual credit card for purchases anywhere. Zip's underwriting process takes into account alternative data assets in addition to FICO scores. Merchants can integrate Zip into their e-commerce platforms easily, leading to increased conversion rates and sales. Zip is focused on responsible lending and encourages customers to pay back their purchases quickly. Quotes: "We want to disrupt the world of financial services and provide a credit card of tomorrow for the customer of tomorrow." - Larry Diamond "Zip is the product that customers have gravitated to for its flexibility and ease of use." - Larry Diamond "We use a range of alternative data assets in our underwriting process to better understand customers." - Larry Diamond "Zip's integration with e-commerce platforms has led to a 20% increase in conversion and top-line sales for merchants." - Larry Diamond "We encourage customers to pay back their purchases quickly and responsibly." - Larry Diamond Biography Meet Larry Diamond, the unstoppable force behind Zip Co's meteoric rise as a global fintech leader. As the Global CEO, Larry's entrepreneurial saga unfurls across continents, beginning in Sydney and crossing the ocean to New York, culminating in Zip Co's status as an international fintech behemoth. Larry isn't just a CEO; he is a visionary, a trailblazer whose story illustrates the potent combination of grit, innovation, and strategic acumen. Co-founding Zip Co in 2013, Larry propelled the company on a trajectory of exponential growth, securing its position in the global fintech ecosystem. This remarkable journey has seen Zip Co extend its reach beyond Australia, with Larry at the helm, forging partnerships with leading international brands and retailers.
VisionMaker, Your Vision Made Easy by James Ballidis https://vision-maker.net Biography James Ballidis is a CEO mentor, WSJ best selling author, lawyer, and entrepreneur. Wouldn't you like to create - not just a ordinary vision, as most of us have tried - but a compelling vision, that acts as a magnet for your business, employees, customers and profits? Impossible some say, but the proof is there. We must control the vision killers, and an evolution is needed in the way we create our visions, from Find My Why, to Find Our Why. He has mentored CEOs to double and triple revenue, and helped those CEOs stuck at 6 or 7 figures. It starts with Vision, in an evolutionary way.
Be the Unicorn: 12 Data-Driven Habits that Separate the Best Leaders from the Rest by William Vanderbloemen https://amzn.to/467qTXS Want to stand out from the crowd? We have studied 30,000 top leaders and have discovered the 12 habits they share that make them as rare as a unicorn. Learn these habits, and you'll be one of the best at whatever you do! How do I stand out? How do I become irreplaceable? With a crowded workforce, an unstable job landscape, and the rise of AI, these questions are the ones that everyone either is or should be asking. William Vanderbloemen has asked these questions over the past 15 years while running one of the world's top executive search firms. Through extensive research of over 30,000 top leaders and proprietary data, Vanderbloemen has identified the 12 habits that the best of the best have in common. Traits such as authenticity, responsiveness, agility, and the ability to problem solve, among others. Each habit includes information on What We Know (the hard data behind why the habit is so transformative), What We've Seen (first-hand accounts by high-achieving professionals on how they live the habit), and What We Do (simple ways to build this habit into your daily routine). Be the Unicorn will help you: Discover the top twelve soft skills the most successful leaders, the top 1%, have. Understand how to develop these soft skills in your own life for better job success. Learn how to apply soft skills to interpersonal relationships outside of work. Understand how these soft skills can be applied in different work environments and job fields, especially with the rise of AI technology. About the author William Vanderbloemen is an entrepreneur, pastor, speaker, author, and CEO and Founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group, an executive search firm serving churches, ministries, and faith-based organizations. William has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search. Prior to his founding Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive search under a mentor with over 25 years of executive search at the highest level. His learning taught him the very best corporate practices, including the search strategies used by the internationally known firm Russell Reynolds. William also has experience as a Manager in Human Resources in a Fortune 200 company, where he focused on integration of corporate culture and succession planning. All of these experiences have come together with his pastoral work to form a unique gift for helping churches and ministries build great teams by finding their key staff. Prior to executive search, William led growth and innovation in churches in North Carolina, Alabama, and Houston. During his time in Alabama, William had the chance to help rebuild and relocate an ailing congregation and lead them to new levels of growth. At 31, he was elected Senior Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church of Houston, a church of about 5000 adults and 1500 children strong. It is Houston's oldest congregation. William is regularly invited to speak across the country in both church services and as a resource to churches and conferences on leadership. He is a regular contributor to several major publications including Forbes where he covers topics about having a strong faith and building a business, Fortune, and Outreach Magazine. He has also been published through Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc. His book "Next: Pastoral Succession That Works" on effective pastoral leadership and succession was released through Baker Books in September 2014. His most recent book, "Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook," the practical guide to the pastor search process, was released through B&H Publishing in June 2016.
Ketan Thakker, Chief Executive Officer at RDE, Inc. and Restaurant.com Restaurant.com Show Notes About The Guest(s): Ketan Thakker is an accomplished executive with a track record of infusing innovation into established industries. He has a specialization in online marketplaces and has founded companies such as TripRental.com and served as CFO for Apartments.com. Currently, he is the CEO at RDE Incorporated and Restaurant.com. Summary: Ketan Thakker, CEO of Restaurant.com, joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss the company's mission and how it helps independent restaurants thrive. Restaurant.com is a digital tech and marketing company that focuses on independent specialty cuisines. They work with over 10,000 restaurants nationwide, offering marketing programs and incentives to drive customers to these establishments. Keaton also talks about the recent acquisition of CardCash.com, a secondary gift card market, and how it complements their existing business. Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, Restaurant.com has managed to keep the lights on and is now thriving as people return to dining out. Key Takeaways: Restaurant.com focuses on independent restaurants, offering marketing programs and incentives to drive customers to these establishments. They have over 10,000 restaurants nationwide participating in their program, catering to a variety of cuisines. Restaurant.com also serves as an incentive company for businesses, allowing them to use gift cards to incentivize employees or customers. The recent acquisition of CardCash.com allows customers to buy and sell gift cards at a discount, providing additional savings opportunities. Despite the challenges faced during the pandemic, Restaurant.com has managed to keep the lights on and is now thriving as people return to dining out. Quotes: "We focus on the independent specialty cuisines that are one-offs, but they need distribution, visibility, and everything." - Ketan Thakker "We're a B2C consumer, and then we're an incentive company to the businesses as well." - Ketan Thakker "We're in the process of acquiring another company called CardCash.com, a secondary market for gift cards." - Ketan Thakker
Accounting Fundamentals: A Non-Finance Manager's Guide to Finance and Accounting by Shihan Sheriff https://amzn.to/3QZk0DS Moneymasterhq.com The only guide required for Non-Finance Managers and Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and Students! Are you frustrated by the complexities of Finance and Accounting? Do you find reading financial statements overwhelming and intimidating? As a business owner or manager, you know that finance and accounting are critical aspects of running any successful enterprise. But unfortunately, for many people, it is a complicated topic full of jargon that can be confusing and daunting. The lack of financial literacy can lead to costly mistakes, missed opportunities, and unnecessary stress. Imagine if you had a clear and concise guide that could help you easily master the basics of finance and accounting. Well, there is. This book was written to empower you with strong financial acumen so that you can make better, informed decisions in your career and business. Here are some topics you will learn about: The Principles of Finance and Accounting: Easy to grasp Accounting Principles and Financial practices to equip you with the knowledge you need to manage financial matters without frustration or confusion. Basic Financial Terms: 23 Financial terms explained in a way that anyone can understand, so you can confidently engage in conversations with any finance professional. Financial Analysis: Learn how to read a financial statement like a pro, this will enable you to analyze and gauge the financial performance of any business. Business Budgeting and Forecasting: Gain the tools and strategies needed to navigate the intricacies of business planning, create realistic budgets, and make accurate business forecasts. Don't let your lack of financial knowledge hinder your ability to grow a profitable business or build a successful career. With this book as your trusted resource, you too can build financial confidence … in as little as 7 days! It's time to make the decision today to invest in your Financial Empowerment. Are you ready to embark on a journey toward Financial Mastery? About the author Shihan Sheriff, from Sri Lanka, is an accomplished Chief Financial Officer at Esanjo and Vice President of Finance at Nomod, a Y Combinator-backed global business based in Dubai, U.A.E. Holding two MBA degrees and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration, he is a member of several esteemed global accounting bodies: CIMA (UK), CPA (Australia), CGMA (USA), and UAECA (UAE). With 18+ years of finance and accounting experience, including 11 years as a CFO/VP, he excels in diverse industries. Shihan is also the founder of MoneyMasterHQ.com. Beyond work, Shihan loves acquiring new skills and helping others learn finance and accounting, striving to improve the world. His passions include spending time with family and watching cricket, tennis, and football.
Jeanne Omlor, 7-figure Coach for Coaches and Consultants https://jeanneomlor.com Show Notes About The Guest(s): Jeanne Omlor is a business strategist, seven-figure online business coach, and certified servant leadership executive coach. At 54 years old, she went from being a solo parent in deep debt to building a million-dollar online business in just 17 months. She has since scaled her business to multimillions in four years and has helped over 400 businesses thrive online. Summary: Jeanne Omlor is a business strategist and online business coach who helps coaches and consultants scale their businesses without complicated tech or advertising costs. She emphasizes the importance of simplicity and emotional connection in building a successful coaching business. Jeanne believes in the power of servant leadership and helping others reach their full potential while maximizing profits. She encourages coaches to highlight their value, establish a clear target market, and avoid undervaluing their offers. Jeanne's coaching programs focus on providing a laser-focused strategy and a frustration-free pathway to success. Key Takeaways: Coaches often overcomplicate the process of building a successful coaching business. Diamond clients are those who are committed to achieving their goals and are willing to put in the work. Many coaches struggle to get clients and undervalue their offers. Servant leadership involves dropping ego and helping others succeed. Emotional connection and transparency are essential in coaching. Quotes: "Human beings overcomplicate everything. Even when given something simple, they'll look for ways to make it more complex." - Jeanne Omlor "Diamond clients are people who say they want something and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it." - Jeanne Omlor "You don't always need certification. There are certain things people are really great at, and there's no certification. They're just good at it." - Jeanne Omlor "Highlight your value, recognize it, and know how to package and sell it." - Jeanne Omlor "Servant leadership is about helping others without positioning ourselves above them." - Jeanne Omlor Biography Jeanne Omlor is a Business Strategist, Online Business Coach, and certified Servant Leadership Executive Coach. At 54 years old she was a solo parent in deep debt and got herself online and to $1M in 17 months, without ads, and has since scaled to multi-millions in 4 years. Her company has helped over 380 businesses to thrive online. She is emotionally connected to helping others make money, as she lived in lack for years and overcame that mindset. She is now helping as many people as she can to maximize profits and reach their full potential while being the visionary they're destined to be.
The $100M Journey: Your Guide to Growing the Business of Your Dreams without Going off the Cliff by John St Pierre https://amzn.to/49z2kG5 The $100M Journey: Your Guide To Growing The Business Of Your Dreams Without Going Off The Cliff! is an inspiring and thought-provoking read about an entrepreneur's wild journey and turnaround. It is written for entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who seek to achieve their wildest dreams of entrepreneurship while navigating growth challenges and avoiding potential failures. After making fatal errors in aggressively growing a business, the author was fired from the company he cofounded after 15 years of building it to over $50M in global revenues. The author took this failure as an opportunity to learn from his mistakes, find his True North, and develop a Strategic Plan with the 7 Principles that he used to effectively and successfully grow a business to over $100M, the right way! The $100M Journey is an essential read for anyone looking to build a successful, profitable, and sustainable business. The author provides an in-depth look at how to build a successful company while avoiding some of the most common pitfalls and mistakes entrepreneurs make. In The $100M Journey, the author outlines the 7 Principles of Entrepreneurial Success that must be mastered to break through the Messy Middle, overcome the Growth Paradox, and build a long-lasting business asset. Those principles are: - Principle I: Protect and Grow Your Equity - How entrepreneurs must build and protect their equity and control of their business - Principle II: Build Your Own Capital - How entrepreneurs must build their own capital by generating net operating cash flows versus relying on bank debt or outside investment - Principle III: Reinvest Smartly - How entrepreneurs must reinvest wisely and patiently into their growth to build a High-Performance business - Principle IV: Build a Culture of Intrapreneurship - How entrepreneurs must fully engage their leadership teams and provide them an opportunity to participate in equity appreciation - Principle V: Protect the House - How entrepreneurs must strategically assess and manage internal and external risk factors that can harm the business - Principle VI: Access Owner's Liquidity - How entrepreneurs can build their balance sheet's strength and access its liquidity - Principle VII: Move from CEO to Chairperson - How entrepreneurs must replace themselves operationally to strategically rise above the business The $100M Journey provides in-depth knowledge to help you design a Strategic Plan for building a High-Performance business. With the tools and resources in the accompanying workbook, you'll be equipped to reach your goals and dreams. Are you ready to take control of your entrepreneurial journey? It's time to Kick Some Ass, take action, and achieve the success you've always dreamed of achieving! Biography John St Pierre is an accomplished entrepreneur with an incredible depth of experiences from both significant failures and successes. John has co-founded and led two companies he built and scaled to over $50M+ in global revenues. One of which he lost dramatically, while the other grew to $100M+ by implementing his entrepreneurial learnings. Empowering others on the Entrepreneurs United podcast, John is a trusted investor, speaker, and mentor to many entrepreneurs in the business world today.
Claire Chandler, President and Founder of Talent Boost on Executive Leadership Clairechandler.net Biography President and Founder of Talent Boost, Claire Chandler specializes in aligning HR and business leaders so they can deliver strategic outcomes… both today and in the future. She taps into over 25 years of experience in people leadership, human resources, and business ownership to help leadership teams work together more effectively in less time, with less cultural resistance, so they can accelerate their business growth. She has broad-based expertise in management team due diligence, organizational design, acquisition integration and onboarding, strategic planning, executive coaching, and performance acceleration. Show Notes About The Guest(s): Claire Chandler is the President and Founder of Talent Boost. With over 25 years of experience in people leadership, human resources, and business ownership, Claire specializes in aligning HR and business leaders to deliver strategic outcomes. She helps leadership teams work together more effectively and accelerate their business growth. Summary: Claire Chandler joins Chris Voss on The Chris Voss Show to discuss leadership, entrepreneurship, and her personal journey as a cancer survivor. Claire emphasizes the importance of engaging and nurturing the right people in an organization to drive growth. She also highlights the need for leaders to adapt to the changing workforce, particularly with the rise of the gig economy and remote work. Claire shares insights from her upcoming book, "Growth on Purpose," which explores the four pillars of her methodology for expanding businesses without losing top talent. Key Takeaways: The culture of an organization is shaped by its leaders and drives its success. The younger generation, such as millennials and Gen Z, advocate for themselves and demand purpose and fulfillment in their work. The three pillars of sustainable business growth are people, processes, and performance. AI has the potential to revolutionize industries and enhance productivity, but leaders must be open to embracing it. The gig economy and remote work offer opportunities for organizations to tap into talent from around the world. Quotes: "Culture drives success, and leaders are the ones who shape the culture." - Claire Chandler "Entrepreneurs understand that perfection is a myth." - Claire Chandler "The rise of the gig economy is changing the way organizations approach talent acquisition and retention." - Claire Chandler