Speaking Of Wealth (general)

Jason Hartman talks with Peter Shankman, author of Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain, about how people with ADHD can use it to their advantage, what actions people need to take in order to be successful in their ventures, how to figure out what your audience wants, and when to ignore your audience.

Key Takeaways:

[3:08] How is ADHD a benefit?

[5:35] It's important to set up your life in a way that doesn't allow you to get derailed, and the 4 undeniable ADHD life rules

[8:39] You can lead the life you want, you just have to be willing to make the trade offs

[12:47] Your audience will tell you what they want and where they are, if you're willing to listen

[14:42] The only time you want to ignore what your audience is saying they want is when you're a part of a big market disruptor

Website:

www.ShankMinds.com

www.FasterThanNormal.com

Direct download: SW_341_Peter_Shankman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 120, originally published in November 2013.

Brenda Garrison is a Christian speaker and author of, "Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don’t Agree With." 

Garrison joins the show to discuss how parents can guide their college freshman into good decision-making. She shares some tips for building life-long relationships with kids, including the dangers of the “My-Way-or-the-Highway" parental approach. Garrison believes parents can become a student of their child, which will ultimately help them after their child makes a poor life decision.

Website:

www.BrendaGarrison.com

Direct download: SW_340_FBF_Brenda_Garrison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Carter Reum, co-author of Shortcut Your Startup and co-founder of M13, about the impact of rapidly changing technology has on entrepreneurs today, the important things to think about before starting your business, and the game changing technology that is blockchain. The two also examine what it means to make a safe investment today and how to avoid investing in the next Pets.com.

Key Takeaways:

[1:38] The rapid pace of change in today's world

[5:20] Traffic is becoming cheap because you can find and target your audience better than ever

[8:31] You need to define what success for your business looks like before you start

[11:38] Defining a "safe investment" is getting harder and harder

[15:39] Blockchain today and the internet in the 90s have many similarities. There are companies that are doing things right and those that are just in it for a cash grab

[19:24] Speedboats vs sailboats

Website:

www.ShortcutYourStartup.com

Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success with Unconventional Advice from the Trenches

Direct download: SW_339_Carter_Reum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 107, originally published in October 2013.

Jared Easley has a very motivational podcast concept, called "Starve the Doubts," which aims to help those who are elevating in the profession tune out those who wish to bring them back down to their level or suppress their success!

Jared Easley is a self-described “everyday guy” who is passionate about connecting with others, communicating, leveraging new media & cultivating a community of like-minded citizens. He is married to his amazing wife Rachel & they have a beautiful daughter named Lana, and they live in South Florida. 

Website:

www.StarveTheDoubts.com

Direct download: SW_338_FBF_Jared_Easley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Trump did what he needed to do to win the presidency. A political novice, Trump used his knowledge of marketing and branding to make a successful run at what many considered an impossible feat. Jason Hartman talks with Joel Gilbert, director of Trump: The Art of the Insult, about what tactics Trump used, why they resonated with people, and how ordinary Americans can also use the tactics in their business career.

Key Takeaways:

[2:26] Can other people replicate Trump's presidential branding strategy?

[6:06] The importance of acknowledging a failure and moving on

[9:20] Trump inspired people to believe he was not going to be another guy who goes into office and stabs everyone in the back

[11:32] The art of the counter attack

[13:58] Would Trump's tactics work in the business world?

[18:19] How does Trump look to Joel now and what does he think about 2020

Website:

www.ArtOfTheInsult.com

Direct download: SW_337_Joel_Gilbert.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 61, originally published in June of 2012.

Jason Hartman interviews author, Scott Fritz, who shares his story that became his book, The 40 Hour Work YEAR, about how he became a passive investor in his business instead of entrenched in working on and in his business.

Running and growing a business requires a lot of dedication, passion, and often an incredible chunk of one’s life. Many business owners find themselves working 80 or more hours per week, with little to no time to enjoy the benefits of their success. But with a change in mindset and armed with a few good tools, one can enjoy life again and still have a sound, successful business.

Scott explains how the right systems and key people create a smooth business structure. “When you get a group of people who are focused on the company’s success first and then focused on how they can be a part of making that happen, it is amazing. I call it my decision filter,” says Scott. He defines the decision filter as company first, owner second, and employees third, going further into detail about what each of those factors mean. He has found that putting all decisions through that filter makes it easier to make good decisions.

Scott Fritz is an Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Angel Investor and Author. In March of 2008 he founded Growth Connect – growthconnect.com. By leveraging and combining the services of business coaching, advisory board development and angel investment resources, Growth Connect specializes in the hyper growth entrepreneur and business owner. Mr. Fritz founded his previous company, Human Capital in 1997. Through persistent passion and focus, Scott grew his company into a nationwide player with 2007 annual revenues of $170 million dollars. This hyper growth landed Human Capital and its affiliate division on the INC. 500 list in 2003 and 2004 with growth rates in excess of 1,000 percent. Servicing 350 client companies and 5,000 employees in over 40 states, Human Capital was sold to a nationwide staffing firm in December of 2007. As an active Angel investor, Mr. Fritz has invested in multiple ventures over the past ten years.

Some areas of investment include: land development, environmental services, business services, technology and entertainment. His involvement with these companies ranges from passive investor and advisory board member to paid coach and consultant. Scott enjoys sharing his experiences in growing companies, coaching budding entrepreneurs, and developing strategic plans for each of his endeavors. One of his recent investments sold for $70 million dollars within three years of his initial funding, equaling well over a 300% return on investment. Mr. Fritz resides in Las Vegas, and is the Past President of the local Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Chapter. Scott has held various volunteer positions within EO over the past ten years including Global Chapter Development Committee Chair, Regional Director and Area Director. Mr. Fritz is also an EO Certified Strategy Summit and Accelerator Facilitator. This role enables him to coach the “leaders of leaders” and improve the focus and alignment of EO Chapter Boards and Accelerator programs throughout the United States and Canada. Since 2005 Scott has facilitated over one hundred individual strategic sessions and coaching programs.

Website:

The 40 Hour Work YEAR

Direct download: SW_336_FBF_Scott_Fritz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend and Associate Professor of Leadership & Innovation at Oral Roberts University, about how to grow your network, develop key connections, the newest renaissance in business structure, new vacation policies, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:33] Is there a scientific method to networking?

[5:46] The best thing to do if you're trying to reach a specific contact

[11:49] The experimenting in getting away from the org chart

[16:45] You need to trust your employees and not punish the 99% because 1% couldn't be trusted

[19:13] Are things like unlimited vacation only available to companies with large funding bases?

[21:01] The most surprising thing about creativity

Website:

www.DavidBurkus.com

Direct download: SW_335_David_Burkus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 106, originally published in October 2013.

Kristi Hines is a highly sought after writer, blogger, and social media commentator who's expertise in creating high quality content for business and corporate blogs has elevated the sales and status of many companies. Hines focuses on teaching businesses the right formula to educate their customers while increasing their sales. She's been featured on an impressive list of the top info marketing websites including Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch, KISSmetrics, Unbounce, and CrazyEgg.

Kristi's home base for her personal and professional blog is called "Kikolani," which covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers to succeed in search and social media marketing. 

Website:

www.KristiHines.com

www.Kikolani.com

Direct download: SW_334_FBF_Kristi_Hines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 163, originally published in August 2014.

Brian Carter is the Founder of the Brian Carter Group. He joins the show to discuss how Facebook can revolutionize an organization if they use it effectively. 

Brian Carter is respected as one of the elite internet marketing experts in the world. His hands-on business experience, cutting edge insights, background in improv and stand up comedy culminate in a speaker and trainer who leaves every audience not only entertained, but armed with powerful strategies and tactics.

Brian is co-author of the bestselling book Facebook Marketing, and author of the forthcoming book, The Like Economy. He also has authored an ebook called How To Get More Fans On Facebook.

Brian has 12 years experience with Google, Twitter and Facebook marketing, both as a consultant and marketing agency director. He has trained and managed Gen X and Gen Y employees, in addition to the more than 5,000 students of his FanReach Facebook marketing online course.

Brian develops strategies and builds search visibility and social marketing fanbases for companies of all sizes, including well known entities such as Universal Studios, The U.S. Army, Hardee's and Carl's Jr. He is quoted in the book Twitter Marketing For Dummies and has been quoted and profiled by Information Week, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Brian writes for two of the most popular marketing blogs, Search Engine Journal and AllFacebook with a combined readership of over 400,000. He has more than 30,000 Twitter followers and an overall reach of more than 50,000 fans through Facebook, LinkedIn, and his other social marketing channels.

A speaker and trainer for top marketing conferences such as SEOmoz, SMX, Pubcon, The AllFacebook Expo, Socialize, The South Carolina Society of Association Executives and The American Marketing Association to name a few. Brian is a seasoned expert and most entertaining presenter in Internet marketing.

Website:

www.BrianCarterGroup.com

Direct download: SW_333_FBF_Brian_Carter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 134, originally published in February 2014.

Matthew Mather is the best-selling author of "CyberStorm" and a leading member of the world’s cybersecurity community. He joins the show to discuss a "Third Path" to publishing that winds between the traditional publishing and self-publishing models.

Mather was rejected by more than 100 agents and publishers. He never believed that self-publishing would make you so much money, but he's now sold nearly 200,000 books in the past 18 months and sold the film rights of his latest novel, "CyberStorm," to 20th Century Fox Walk. Mather explains the process he used to make a lot of money and market his books.

Matthew is the best-selling author of CyberStorm and the six-part hit series Atopia Chronicles. He is also a leading member of the world's cybersecurity community who started out his career working at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines. He went on to found one of the first tactile interface companies, which became the world leader in its field, as well as creating a major award-winning brain training video game. In between he's worked in a variety of start-ups,everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records, weather prediction systems to genomics, and even social intelligence research. His writing credits include #1 best-selling Atopia Chronicles and CyberStorm novels. He spends his time between Charlotte, NC, and Montreal, QC, hanging out with his bright and beautiful girlfriend Julie and their three dogs and a cat.

Website:

www.MatthewMather.com

Direct download: SW_332_FBF_Matthew_Mather.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm EST