Should I Cheat To Get To The Top?

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I launched The Make Your Mark Podcast exactly 5 days ago from this original posting.  I’m proud of it.  It takes a lot of work to put on a good interview and broadcast it to the world.  I feel like I’m making a difference and I truly love it.  It’s fun as hell. The goal…

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Jayson Gaignard Founder of Mastermind Talks on Losing it All, Finding Purpose and Calculating Wealth in Real Relationships

Jayson Gaignard Mastermind Talks

Jayson Gaignard is someone I admire.  There’s a distinct difference in the experience of growing a “traditional” business to over seven figures, like Jayson has done, and that of the internet marketer or information marketer. It’s hard to explain unless you’ve been there. Overcoming adversity: I admire this guy for many reasons and initially wanted to…

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Surrounding Yourself with Remarkable People

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I almost drown in the Caymans* This has become a joke of sorts that I’ll never live down.  The truth is I love it.  It reminds me of a time when a group of friends saw me through a shitty time in my life. You hear it said all the time “you are the sum…

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The Modern Day Snake Oil Salesman

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In the 1800’s the United States saw a huge migration of Chinese laborers into the country who went to work on the First Transcontinental Railroad.  They came with medicines from the orient, one of which was snake oil which they’d give to Europeans with joint pain. The medicines brought from the orient contained oil of the Chinese…

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Paul Blais talks Making a Difference Today, Because Tomorrow is Promised to No One

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Paul Blais is a man with clarity.  He’s built a successful electrical contracting business, a highly successful podcast and coaches other entrepreneurs on how to reach their potential. Like most of us Paul’s vision was set on the future with the whole “when this….then that” mentality.  Until one day he was diagnosed with Cancer and…

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Picmonkey’s Lisa Conquergood on Creating Simplicity, Brainstorming and Delivering Value

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After getting her MBA, Lisa Conquergood worked at Eddie Bauer, where she came to love making fast decisions on small, nimble teams. She had a stint at Expedia before moving to Picnik as the Chief Marketing Officer. Then onto Google with the rest of the Picnik team. Conquergood considers herself a relationship marketer, not a spreadsheet…

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Matt Ingleby of RIPTapparel talks Finding Opportunities in Established Markets, Building a Following and Growing a Multi-Million Dollar Business with Hustle

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The guys from RIPTapparel may not think of themselves as Growth Hackers, but they are. These guys had an idea to enter a well established market by out-thinking and out hustling the competition. Think Threadless meets Groupon and you have an idea of what RIPTapparel is all about. More importantly though is how they built this…

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Matthew May on Seeking Daily Improvements and Building Momentum Through Subtraction

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Matthew May has had a remarkable career advising countless companies on how to gain an advantage by subtracting everything that’s getting in the way.  This is a guy who was in charge of keeping sacrosanct the principles, tenets, and practices of “the Toyota way” for nearly a decade. We talk about Matthew’s philosophy and how…

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How to Be Happy

How To Be Happy

Life is a complex experience filled with an infinite number of variables determining outcome, career, financial success and on and on. As humans we tend to focus on fractional components of the complex and assume these, individually, are the primary source of happiness. This is where we develop “If only….then”. Happiness.  This is the only true…

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Michael Rosenbaum talks Six Tires, No Plan to a Billion Dollar Empire

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Michael Rosenbaum is a seasoned entrepreneur as well as advisor and consultant to hundreds of corporate leaders over his career.  He’s currently the founder and CEO of Quadrant Five Focus, his consulting firm that identifies and focuses clients on the measurable strengths that customers will both recognize and reward. He shares his knowledge and provides remarkable…

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