Previous Episodes

Creating Successful Mastermind Groups, With Aaron Walker

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on January 14, 2020

The popularity of mastermind groups has been steadily growing for decades. The experience of creating success through brainstorming with your peers, solving problems, generating creative ideas, designing strong action plans, and holding each other accountable has a high positive impact on those who participate.

But running a successful mastermind group isn’t just about getting people to sign up. There are incredible groups and not-so-hot groups.

Aaron Walker is a serial entrepreneur who attributes much of his success to being in mastermind groups, including being in a weekly group with financial guru, Dave Ramsey, for decades.

Aaron joins Adam to unleash his expertise in creating and running over 15 successful mastermind groups.

Discover:

  • How to make a 6 figure income from home without sacrificing your family;
  • How to understand why you want to build a mastermind;
  • Who your ideal avatar is and how to attract them;
  • How to determine the focus of your mastermind;
  • And much more!

If you want to learn how to create and run your own successful mastermind group (and make money doing it) don’t miss this episode!

Succeeding as a Fashion Entrepreneur, With Maria Pesin

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on January 7, 2020

Every serious entrepreneur needs a well thought out business plan. In the fashion sector, this is even more critical.

Where does your product/idea fit into the market?

Do you have a realistic estimate of what it’s going to take?
To be successful your business needs an effective plan for attracting new customers. Do you have a viable go-to-market strategy?
These are just a few of the questions that senior apparel industry executive, Maria Pesin, has the answers to. Joining Adam, Maria shares 25 years of experience in the fashion industry building million-dollar brands from the ground up.
Discover:
  • How much money you need to start a business;
  • What is a competitive analysis and why should someone do one;
  • What is a USP (unique selling proposition);
  • What is meant by product focus;
  • The most important things you should do when setting up your website;
  • And much more!

If you’re looking to break into the fashion business, this episode is for you!

Strategic Tax Planning, With Dusty Rollins

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on December 31, 2019
There is a very big difference between tax planning and tax preparation. Tax preparation figures out how much money you owe. Tax planning figures out how to pay less and only pay what you are legally required.

Most likely, as an entrepreneur, you have a CPA and think that “they handle all my taxes.” Unfortunately, in most cases, they handle preparing your taxes and finding out how much you OWE…..99.9% of them are not actively searching for ways that YOU can pay less taxes.

That is where Dusty Rollins comes in. He joins Adam in this episode to help you learn where you are wasting money in overpayment of taxes.

Discover:

  • How the IRS can help you get wealthy;
  • What you could be missing by not having a tax strategy;
  • How to maximize retirement income and social security;
  • The best advance tax planning and minimization strategies;
  • How you can design an income plan to make your money last as long as you last;
  • And much more!

If you want to stop overpaying your taxes (and seriously, who doesn’t?) don’t miss this episode!

How to Leverage Technology to Crush Your Sales Goals, With Gessie Schechinger

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on December 24, 2019

The sales role of today is no longer the sales career of the past.

The end goal of every sales team and self-respecting sales professional is to effectively present the value of the business in the marketplace to buyers. And in many cases prospecting plays a major role, sifting through businesses to find the right buyers, present them with value and convert them to clients.

Nurturing prospects and keeping them engaged requires continuity that can be disrupted when sales professionals are inevitably promoted to new roles or exit an organization. CRMs have solved for this problem and now automation is stepping in to make the process more efficient.

Award-winning sales expert, Gessie Schechinger joins Adam to discuss the changing face of sales and how to use technology to crush your goals.

Discover:

  • The difference between a CRM and a Sales Engagement Platform?
  • The role software should play in the sales process;
  • How companies should leverage sales automation;
  • What the future of sales looks like;
  • Does email marketing still work;
  • And much more!

If you’re ready to crush your sales goals…you don’t want miss this.

The Rising Cost of Cyber Risk Insurance, With Karim Hijazi

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on December 17, 2019

Cyber risk management has become a complex, constantly changing, noisy, daily battle.

They said risk would be easy to measure, but the proliferation of mobile devices, advent of cloud computing, IoT, robotic process automation, and the explosive growth of complex third party ecosystems, coupled with the velocity of change, has made staying ahead of cyber risk almost impossible.

With third party cyber breaches becoming an increasing threat to organizations, the cost of insurance protection against breaches is also on the rise. When high-profile targets increase security and close loopholes, threat actors shift their focus to vulnerable third parties.

Cybersecurity expert, Karim Hijazi, joins Adam to discuss this growing threat to businesses and how to mitigate and prevent attacks.

Discover:

  • How businesses can turn their investment in cybersecurity risk management from a cost center into a profit center;
  • What is wrong with the way most businesses approach cybersecurity today;
  • How most organizations that have complex supply chains are currently managing cyber risk;
  • Why it is so difficult to prevent breaches even in cases where businesses are spending millions of dollars to protect their networks;
  • And so much more!

If you are an enterprise IT leader, do you know what is happening right now in your ecosystem? Find out in this episode.

What Are You Made Of?, With Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on December 3, 2019

What is it that drives you? Motivates you?

How do you react during hard times or a crisis?

What are you made of?

That’s the question that helps Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco push through the tough times, and the question that has led him to higher levels of success and satisfaction when things are going well. He says, “It’s a challenge – from myself to myself. It’s the ultimate accountability.”

In this episode, he joins Adam to talk about what it really means to know just what you’re made of.

Discover:

  • How sales, motivation, and inspiration are tightly interconnected;
  • How we can recover and rebound from a setback;
  • Tips for building and maintaining culture in your team, company or family;
  • How to use past experiences; good or bad, for our advantage;
  • And much more!

Do you know what you’re made of? Tune in and find out!

Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working, With Wayne Mullins

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on November 26, 2019

Marketing is your ability to attract AND keep customers.

Are your marketing efforts creating enough new customers for you? Do you have systems in place to turn those customers into raving fans?

Marketing and branding is so much more than a cool logo and catchy tagline.

Marketing expert, Wayne Mullins, lives, breathes, and sleeps marketing. He knows all too well that it’s difficult to deliver remarkable results without a clear understanding for the audience the design is intended to communicate with, and what message will resonate with that audience.

Wayne joins Adam in this episode to expose why your marketing may not be working as well as you thought.

Discover:

  • Why your marketing isn’t working and what you can do to fix it;
  • A few ways to drive conversions and killer growth in your business;
  • Reasons your website may not actually be doing anything to grow your business;
  • How to use social media marketing to deliver more than likes, shares and comments;
  • And so much more!

If you want to turn your marketing into a revenue-generating machine, don’t miss this episode

Identifying and Correcting Workplace Problems, With Ed Eppley

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on November 21, 2019

From the small business owner to Fortune 200 CEOs, the highly skilled and accomplished manager understands and practices professional management. And like any other professional — athlete, musician, physician — mastering the skills required to be a complete professional manager takes continuous practice, fine-tuning, and commitment.

Professional management expert, Ed Eppley joins Adam and breaks down the six disciplines critical for today’s professional manager.

Discover:

  • Which management disciplines can help you run a better business;
  • What a ‘stop-doing’ list is;
  • What is the employee evaluation ‘ABC acid test’;
  • Why we should deal with destructive heroes;
  • What is the ‘gap trap’ and how we can escape from it;
  • And much more!

Every professional manager has room to become better. By committing to the six professional management disciplines, today’s leaders can develop a competitive edge for the future while building a sustainable and thriving business.

Want to learn more about improving your management skills? Tune in!

Cyber Crime Isn’t a Computer Science Problem, With Adam Anderson

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on November 19, 2019

Most companies don’t have a plan for when their defenses fail.

All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar cybersecurity frustrations—should they worry about it, what should they do about, and where should they even start. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, provide the illusion of security but don’t actually reduce a business’ cyber liability. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.

Adam Anderson is an expert on cybersecurity. He’s joining Adam in this episode to help you answer the question, “Should I even care about Cyber Security?”

Discover:

  • What is Cyber Crime;
  • What you can do to protect yourself;
  • How to plan for the long term;
  • Did Adam really save Y2K?
  • And much more!

Before hiring expensive consultants or spending money on products you might not need, listen to this episode.

Combining Rapid Growth with Long-Term Success, With Ryan Baker

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on November 14, 2019

Inc. stated that the rapid growth of those on their list can make or break the business, and it breaks more than it makes.

In truth, as these companies grow like a rocket ship headed for outer space, 2 out of every 3 burn up in the atmosphere. So much potential wasted as a beautiful spacecraft never sees outer space.

The growth isn’t the problem, though. You can achieve rapid growth and still survive atmospheric breach as long as you SCALE Smart.

Growth expert, Ryan Baker joins Adam to teach you about his SCALE Smart method and how you can grow quickly and successfully.

Discover:

  • The most common problems in companies that experience rapid growth;
  • What is the SCALE Smart framework;
  • Why companies need this framework;
  • What’s keeping people from figuring this out on their own;
  • And much more!

If you are ready to experience astronomical growth, with no burn-out, tune in!