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Growth Mindset University is where tomorrow's leaders learn the lessons they should have learned in school but didn't so that they can succeed in the progressive new age of business and life. Join 22-year-old author and serial entrepreneur Jordan Paris as he shares inspiring stories and valuable lessons in marketing, health, psychology, communication, human behavior, and more by talking with the brightest business minds, world-class athletes, and other influential thought leaders like James ...
 
Baby Got Backstory is the ultimate insider’s guide to business storytelling, brand storytelling, messaging, and communications for entrepreneurs, visionary leaders, and progressive businesses of all sizes. We ask inspiring creators, entrepreneurs, and storytellers to share their backstory by answering the questions: “Who am I? How did I get here? And Where am I going? Listeners will not only hear the story behind the story of our guests but understand how their own story and backstory have s ...
 
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BGBS 040 Greg Mazu | Singletrack Trails | Trails Don't Magically Happen Greg Mazu is the Chief Encouragement Officer of Singletrack Trails, a self-proclaimed nomad and misfit, and an all-around passionate guy. Singletrack Trails is an outdoor recreation developer of trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use all throughout the United States. Bef…
 
Kevin Zhang (@kevinzhangofficial) is a serial eCommerce entrepreneur and the CEO of Kreator eCommerce, a global eCommerce organization with over 60 team members and facilities spanning 3 countries. At age 23, Kevin achieved critical acclaim in the eCommerce and digital strategy community for generating $20M in sales during his first year as an entr…
 
Black Lives Matter (the organization, not the statement) is a sham. It is a Marxist cultural revolution that capitalizes off of black death and funnels millions of dollars to the democratic party. Today, I'm discussing this and how to support black people without supporting the BLM organization with my friend Amir Odom (@amirxodom). Amir is a gay A…
 
Jeff Gothelf (@jboogie) helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Lean UX and the Harvard Business Review Press book Sense & Respond, and the upcoming book Forever Employable. Jeff works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping com…
 
Patrick J. McGinnis (@patrickjmcginnis) is an international venture capitalist and the author of Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice. Patrick coined the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), as well as the related term FOBO (Fear of Missing Out) in a 2004 article in the student newspaper of Harvard Business S…
 
Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas s…
 
BGBS 039: Denise Lee Yohn | Branding Leadership Expert | Some Jobs Are Too Small for Some Spirits Denise Lee Yohn is best known as the go-to branding consultant for Silicon Valley’s top companies. But Denise is not your average branding expert. She is a helicopter-flying, passion-seeking, servant leader with the authenticity and insight to blow you…
 
Blake Boles is a writer, speaker, adventurer, and advocate for self-directed learning. He has spent more than a decade working with unconventionally educated teenagers through the trip-leading company he founded, Unschool Adventures. Originally from California, Blake has lived and traveled across the world. His new book is called Why Are You Still …
 
We have been falsely led to believe all voices matter. They do not. Some voices are practiced liars shedding the truth to cast dismay and doubt into the warp and woof of society. We stand alone in this fight to amend the record with reality because there's too much money to be made on the side, and too much power to be had in the middle -- and the …
 
BGBS 038: Steve Savage | 1908 Brands | A Legacy of Environmentalism Today we go back to environmentalist, Steve Savage’s roots (pun intended) as we explore the windows that were opened for Steve to form Eco-Products and 1908 Brands. Steve grew up with a lifelong passion for the environment that sprouted when recycling at a young age with his dad. T…
 
Blake Hutchison is the CEO of Flippa, the biggest marketplace to buy and sell websites, stores, and digital properties. Blake and his team at Flippa empower individuals and companies to take control and thrive in this new small business economy. Connect with Blake on LinkedIn and visit Flippa at https://www.flippa.com/. This episode is sponsored by…
 
We live to thrive to be remembered beyond the rattling grave. The great human equalizer today is the ability to publish -- and to not be ignored or dismissed. In the arc of a single generation -- The Us of Us -- truly begins to matter anew as old ideas are reevaluated against fresh standards of thought, integration, and knowing before they naturall…
 
Returning home is more difficult than the first leaving. We search for the past, and yearn to find meaning in what was as the future compresses our sacred thoughts, and reveals our lost dreams. Entire political campaigns are based on exploiting this human need of a return to the familiar. Unfortunately, that place no longer exists, and the trick is…
 
BGBS 037: Cambria Jacobs | EGYM | Fit for Life Joining us today is Cambria Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer of EGYM, a global fitness technology leader that uses smart gym equipment to support their members’ fitness journey by providing data-based guidance for motivation and measurable results. Have you wanted to live a healthier lifestyle but felt …
 
Tim Saye is a former personal trainer who co-founded PT Distinction. PT Distinction is the highest rated coaching software for fitness professionals. It helps thousands of trainers coach hundreds of thousands of clients across the world. Connect with Tim on LinkedIn and visit https://www.ptdistinction.com/. This episode is sponsored by Tonor Microp…
 
Seeing a doctor online should be easier than visiting one in person. Unfortunately, that is not yet the case when it comes to Telemedicine. Today, you are at the mercy of a stranger who is set against you, following invisible policy, hoping for a payday, betting against the betterment of your health in the process. Yes, these are the tenets and the…
 
BGBS 036: David Baker | ReCourses | The Business of Expertise David Baker stumbled into the role of the “expert’s expert,” but he ran with it and hasn’t looked back. Not only has David written 5 books, but he’s also a keynote speaker on the global stage, as well as a podcast host! He joins us to share positioning and marketing gold. His work has be…
 
BGBS 035: Sarah Kauss | S’well | What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail? Founder and Chairwoman of S’well, Sarah Kauss created a new product category when she fused fashion and water bottles. Her business was birthed from a passion to find a way to combat single-use plastics and has now sold over 20 million products since launching. S’well is a br…
 
Alvaro Rojas (@WanderReds) has traveled to every country in the world and picked up 160,000 followers along the way. Follow Alvaro's Instagram for breathtaking photos from around the world. Get Alvaro's recently released book, Stories: From My Travels to Every Country in the World. Visit Alvaro at https://wanderreds.com/.…
 
Here's a manifesto against deconstruction. Are we excused from being the better person because of petty disassociations from reality? If we do not offer shade on a sunny day, or protection from the rain in the gloaming -- who will? It is up to us, not them, to provide a comforting morality that is not just debased or actually superior, but merely, …
 
David Burkus (@DavidBurkus) is a best-selling author, sought after keynote speaker, and Associate Professor of Leadership and Innovation. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 2 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harv…
 
BGBS 034 | Steve “Stix” Nilsen Joining us today is Steve “Stix” Nilsen, the vice president of lifestyle marketing at Liquid Death Mountain Water. He has some bold strategies that have proven effects on branding, brand loyalty, marketing, and generating profits for Fortune 500 companies. When asked how he does it, he said “I do cool shit, with cool …
 
Tasia Valenza (@TasiaValenza) is an Emmy winning voiceover artist. In the early part of her career, Valenza played the role of Dottie Thornton on All My Children from 1982 to 1986, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work. She also showed up in a guest star appearance in the fifth season of The A-Team, and a recurring role as Lieutenant Winsl…
 
BGBS: 033 | Erik Boles | What's Your Favorite TV Show? Erik Boles, founder of Gearmunk, is a serial entrepreneur that has built five companies, exited three, and is now gearing up to host the biggest outdoor industry virtual trade show in the world. As a successful entrepreneur, Erik always has his finger on the pulse of how to build a brand but al…
 
Feeling tired of the extreme virtue-signaling competition happening on social media, I tweeted last week, “I can’t wait until people get tired of cancel culture and the ‘woke’ mob.“ My friend Don Wettrick replied, “I think many, MANY are. It’s just that Twitter pushes them to the top. I would like for people w principles and calm would speak out mo…
 
BGBS 032: Chad Mellen & Keith Bristol | Knack | What Would We Give to a Friend? Chad Mellen, co-Founder, and Keith Bristol, Chief Digital Officer, of Knack Bags join us to talk about how they took a pain point and frustration, turned it into an idea, and then developed an entire company around it. They share what they did, the steps they took, and …
 
Kerwin Rae (@KerwinRae) is Australia’s leading business strategist and human performance specialist, helping over 100,000 businesses, in 154 different industries, throughout 11 countries world-wide, with his no bs approach to business growth and personal transformation. Visit Kerwin at https://www.kerwinrae.com/ and @kerwinrae on Instagram. Listen …
 
BGBS 031: Marty Neumeier | Let Yourself Imagine Greater Things What if you were given the ability to learn from one of the leading brand experts in the country? Pull up a seat because we get to do just that in our episode with Marty Neumeier! Marty is a world-renowned author and leading experts on how to build your business & brand strategy. He has…
 
David Newman is a Certified Speaking Professional. David is the author of the business bestseller “Do It! Marketing” and “Do It! Speaking: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Market, Monetize, and Maximize Your Expertise” (HarperCollins, 2020) He's the host of The Speaking Show, an iTunes Top 50 marketing podcast. David helps executives and entrepreneurs ma…
 
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