This week’s esteemed guest is E. David Smith. A Principal of Smith & Associates, David serves as outside general counsel for companies, family enterprises, and family offices, guiding his clients in the creation and growth of their wealth. He specializes in helping business people solve complex problems, from positioning them for growth opportunities to assisting with risk mitigation and asset preservation. In our interview, we discussed why it’s important to be proactive about legal issues in your business, the key legal areas that business owners typically neglect, and the number one reason a potential buyer would be turned off when they start looking into your business. David also provides some practical tips for what to do before hiring a legal firm. Listen, learn, and enjoy!
Wondering why you’re still struggling to build your business after so many years? Struggle is normal no matter what stage you’re at. But there are different skills required to be a leader versus an entrepreneur, and developing those leadership skills is what’s going to take you to the next level.
My guest this week is Alex Judd, founder of Path for Growth, an organization dedicated to helping leaders grow intentionally, every single day. Before launching Path For Growth, Alex worked as the host of Dave Ramsey’s nationally-recognized EntreLeadership Podcast, a podcast that was a great resource for me as I was developing my own leadership skills.
In our interview, Alex clarifies the distinction between being a startup entrepreneur vs. an effective business leader that can scale a company, and how to transition into the role of leadership. Alex explains the steps to building a proper communication system for your organization, how to ensure that your team cares for the company’s vision as much as you do, and how to empower each person to bring about the outcomes that you want. This episode has many deep concepts that will bring your ability to lead to the next level. Listen and enjoy!
Sometimes we find ourselves in roles that are not exactly what we envisioned. But when we learn to fall in love with the output of our work, it drives us even further in a virtuous cycle of high-performance. It is the leader’s responsibility to seek this intersection between passion and performance for themselves and their team and instill the value of collective responsibility into each essential cog in his team machine. If you’re looking to up your team’s game, you’ll love listening to this week’s guest Alan Stein, entrepreneur and a veteran basketball performance coach who has spent over fifteen years working with the highest performing athletes on the planet.
In our interview, Alan shares what we can learn from professional athletes about how to develop winning mindsets and routines. If you want to ignite more passion for work in yourself and your team and motivate collaboration for higher organizational performance, this one is a must-listen!
To lead is to serve, and to truly serve is to CARE—Connect, Achieve, Respect, and Empower. On this week’s incredibly valuable episode, I chat with Alden Mills—a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander and the CEO of Perfect Fitness, one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Alden is a long-term entrepreneur with over 40 patents and more than 25 years of experience working with high-performance teams.
Don’t miss this fascinating and empowering discussion as we tackle how to lead with the unstoppable mindset of a Navy SEAL. We talk about focusing on what you can control, what it means to lead with CARE, and the difference between the whiner and the whisperer. This interview is full of golden nuggets and no-nonsense advice to help you lead better.
Listen and enjoy!
It takes great leadership to build great teams, and if you want to have a productive, collaborative workforce, then be sure to not miss my interview with Zev Freundlich, founder of TeamCorp. For over 20 years, Zev has facilitated team-building events, workshops, and seminars to help business owners foster camaraderie among their team members, improve their company’s culture, and create a more productive, positive work environment. At Ptex Group, we were fortunate to have him facilitate some events for our team members, and the outcome was phenomenal. I realized how important it is to bring Zev to the show so other leaders could learn more about how to help their teams thrive.
Without further ado, here is my interview with Zev.
Sometimes in the world of business, we’re thrown into the deep end and faced with two options: sink or swim. This week’s guest, Chagit Leviev-Sofiev, the CEO and President of Leviev Group USA joins us this week to tell us her fascinating story and the lessons she learned along her journey—which all started with moving from Israel to America to run the U.S. arm of a multi-billion dollar business founded by her father, renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev. Chagit discusses what happens when you’re thrust into a new situation as an outsider and forced to make difficult choices; how to hire the right people; the unique challenges facing women leaders and entrepreneurs; the importance of giving back to the community; and more. There are so many golden nuggets in this interview. I encourage you to listen and enjoy!
Do you own your business or career… or does it own YOU?
In this “time and effort” economy, we often think that the more hours we work and effort we make, the more value we create in our businesses or professional lives. My guest this week, David Finkel is here to prove that myth wrong. A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, syndicated columnist for Inc.com, Forbes.com, and CEOWorld.com, the CEO of Maui Mastermind and author of the book, The Freedom Formula, David believes that building a successful business shouldn’t mean sacrificing ourselves, our families, or our health. He teaches business owners and professionals how we can refocus our energy and structure our days and priorities in order to create the maximum value for our companies, so we can truly reclaim the freedom to live the lives we desire.
We all know that social media, when done right, is a powerful tool for growing your audience, generating leads, and scaling your business. But with so many social media platforms (Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Tiktok?) and no shortage of social media “gurus” offering their advice as to the best strategy—it can be difficult to know where to start, how to post, and when to pivot.
That’s why I’m thrilled to have the “Queen of Social Media” Rachel Pedersenon the show to clear up some of the confusion. Recognized by Content Marketing Institute as one of the Most Influential Online Marketers, Rachel is a highly sought after Social Media Strategist and educator and the founder and CEO of The Viral Touch and Social Media United, a leading online university for those aspiring to become successful social media managers and strategists.
Rachel answers some of the most common questions I hear from business owners about social media: “How do I decide which social media platform is best for business?” “What are the secrets to successfully growing my audience?” “What are the pros and cons of outsourcing my social media management?” … And so much more.
If you want some practical tips for leveraging this powerful tool to grow your business, then be sure to listen and enjoy!