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Our guest today is Nicholas Hinrichsen, a Stanford MBA who built a digital platform for used car sales in 2013. He raised $2M in seed funding from angel investors and the startup accelerator YCombinator by 2015. After doing a pivot in the business model, sales took off and Nicholas and his co-founder Chris Coleman raised a $8M venture capital round. In this episode we talked about his incredible journey building companies and raising capital. We also talk about business partnerships, credit and more. Enjoy!
Sam is the founder and owner of Blank Slate Media and the host of the Starting Blank Podcast. He is only 20 years old and has found incredible business success. Sam is one of my favorite content creators on LinkedIn.
Shawn is a #1 ranked motivational author, unlimited thinker, and lifetime entrepreneur with a history of inspiring others. A seven-time author, Shawn is also the creator of Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the power we each have to create positive change when we "go the extra mile." (On 11/1/19, 533 cities made the declaration and recognized local extra-mile heroes.) Shawn walks his talk. Besides having inspired tens of thousands through his speaking and writing (including an inspirational speaking tour in the Philippines attended by 20,000 attendees), Shawn’s built a million dollar company, pedaled a bike solo across the U.S. (twice), and created adventures in 45+ countries including having walked over 3,000 miles across seven countries since 2014 (England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and 750 miles around Shikoku, Japan.) He will be walking across Scotland in May 2020.
Sam is the Co-founder and CEO of ProductDone. Since graduating in Computer Science, he has worked in three continents and before starting ProductDone he was working with startups in New Zealand and USA. H frequently speaks at business events about Startups, Entrepreneurship, Gaming/eSports, Growth, Scaling, Digital Marketing and Customer Acquisition. He is also Co-author of the Amazon Bestselling book “The 30 Day Startup”.
Jessi Beyer is a speaker, #1 best-selling author, and mental health advocate who's on a mission to help those around her design lives they love waking up to. Jessi believes that discussions are the missing ingredient in removing the stigma surrounding mental health. Because of this, she’s on a mission to help those around her feel valid, heard, and appreciated in their mental health struggles and know they’re not alone.
I cured my anxiety disorder and now I am a Queer Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, helping queer leaders unlock themselves so they can unlock their life.
Hayley started her entrepreneurial journey as a wedding planner, before opening a second business as well. She’s now a serial entrepreneur in the digital marketing space, and hosts her passion project, the Females On Fire podcast. Since she started out in business when she was still in college, she’s had a different business journey than most, and loves sharing her best advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
Marina is a whole food, plant based transformational wellness coach and recipe developer. She creates easy and delicious vegan recipes and shares the health benefits of a plant-based diet, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She supports her coaching clients in transitioning to plant based eating, and maintaining the lifestyle long term, combining nutrition and coaching education with transformational mindset work. As a transformational mindset coach, I also help my clients uncover and address the underlying blocks that hold them back from going plant based, and living the dream life the’ve always wanted, reminding them that the power to transform their reality is found inside themselves. The shift is from the inside out, so that you become the powerful creator of your reality.
Shahab has been in the Fitness & Coaching industry for the past 7 years, and loves every minute of it. He takes care of peoples movement health by implementing the proper programming for their needs, as well as guide them through any mental blocks they might be facing. These could be blocks pertaining to their current routine, social circle, food, etc... With all this, He naturally fell into personal development and mindset coaching. He offers this in person, but mostly online so he can reach a wide variety of people. He believes that overall health starts in the MIND first, then everything else follows.
Naresh Vissa is Founder and CEO of Krish Media & Marketing – a full service online and digital media and marketing agency. He has worked with leading publishers, media firms and institutions such as CNN Radio, JP Morgan Chase, EverBank, The Institute for Energy Research, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the American Junior Golf Association, Agora Publishing, and Stansberry Research.
Randy Brown successfully spins three plates in the world of speaking, writing, and basketball. His life has been highlighted in his new book, Rebound Forward, which details the unthinkable tragedy he and his family has faced. This adversity tangled with personal, emotional, mental, and professional hurdles have made him truly who he is today. In Rebound Forward he unashamedly writes in detail about his struggles, tears, successes and pursuit of purpose, holding back no punches. Randy Brown is a basketball lifer and ambassador. His 20-year college men’s coaching career is as diverse and successful as any. At the age of 21 he set three goals; become a Div. I assistant, become a Div. I head coach, and coach in the NCAA Final Four. A nail-biting loss in the 2000 Elite Eight to Michigan State kept him from achieving his final goal. 12 NBA players have resulted from Randy’s college coaching, including Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Enjoy!
Hans Struzyna Bio: In my 30 years on this planet, I‘ve learned a few lessons that I apply to everything I do. The first is that all goals must be written down and visible on a daily basis. The second is that there’s no such thing as overnight success and consistent work is the only path to success. Finally, everything is the way it is because someone made it that way. So to understand people is to understand the world. I‘ve applied these lessons to my 12 year rowing career culminating as a member of the 2016 USA Olympic rowing team. After the Games, I had to descend from the metaphorical mountain I‘d spent years scaling and ended up feeling lost for the first few months. Searching for my next climb, I found real estate. I got my license six months later and have been pursuing all avenues of this business ever since. I‘m a Realtor Partner with a Wall Street Journal Top 100 nationally ranked team, The Gunderman Group. We focus on advocacy, risk management and exceeding our clients personal definitions of success. By staying true to those core values, we’re the top team in the East Bay of the Bay Area and sell over $180M per year (with over $1.5B sold in total) with an average price point of $1.2M. I’m also fascinated by real estate investing and completed my first flip during my first year in the business. My wife and I also invest in out-of-state multi family properties. I’m actively looking for my next few deals. I wanted to share the value of creating your own path and building a life of freedom, so I recently created a podcast called Another Way To Play. I believe that if you trade hours for dollars, you will never achieve true freedom in your life. I bring inspirational and practical content to listeners at their own personal crossroads by interviewing entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts to learn how they achieved freedom in their lives. I recently got married to the love of my life, Kristin, who is also an Olympic rower and entrepreneur. She runs her own business and loves real estate investing and we are actively building what we call our “business/real estate empire.” Enjoy!
Mike Szczesniak is the world’s leading high performance coach for Millennial Executives and Entrepreneurs. Having struggled with anxiety and panic attacks in his early 20s, Mike realized he had a very skewed view of what it really meant to be 'productive'. This set him on a path of personal growth, and ultimately led to his obsession with productivity and high performance. Through his content, speaking, and coaching, Mike helps his clients show up more powerfully and get to the next level. Period. Enjoy!
Erik Allen is the Owner of Top Rated MMA. His wife and him have always had a passion to give back and have done several mission trips to build homes for those in need. Giving back is our passion and we believe the core values of MMA and that of our US veterans go hand in hand. That’s why at Top Rated MMA we proudly support and donate to Hire Heroes USA. Kalob and Erik discuss his incredible story, business, overcoming challenges, God spirituality and more. Enjoy!
Yuri Buzzi is a lifestyle coach and creative director with a passion for photography and poetry. He works with everyone who wants to be more authentic, present and effective in their everyday life with family, friends, colleagues at work or in front of the camera for interviews, speech confidence for conferences and round tables. Enjoy!
SJ Barakony is a Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, Futurist, Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 8 years of success serving other entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, and other varied institutions. His broad areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, replicative leadership, business development, and strategy. SJ has a passion for youth/teen entrepreneurs, start-ups, and family businesses. In this episode, Kalob and SJ discuss entrepreneurship, leadership, lifelong learning and more. Enjoy!
Angela Marshall, is a positive words powerhouse who puts personal life experiences of struggle, strength and success to work for captive audiences and readers abroad. She speaks and writes with positive purpose and passion to motivate others while encouraging them through challenging times. Life has taken her on a journey which took three major turns; Reality, Rags and Riches, each leading to a road of exploration and discovery; each crafting her into the person that would become skillful at using life’s compass in navigating new directions and living vicariously through herself.
For more than 20 years, Ken Wentworth, also known as Mr. Biz, has advised businesses – from Fortune 15 companies to startups – on how to establish a solid financial path. In this episode of SuccessQuest, he and Kalob discuss following your dreams, creating your perfect career, business and more. SMAC: - Start with yes (don’t limit yourself). - Model Expert Behavior. - Accountability - Consistent perseverance
Alison Donaghey is an international best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, and host of a popular online radio show turned podcast. Known for challenging people to reflect on new points of view; Alison has always had a natural gift to be able to hold space for both sides of a conversation without bias, judgment or opinions. She has started a movement and is proving that with the right mindset, anything is possible. On this episode of SuccessQuest, Kalob talks with Alison about mindset and self-worth. Enjoy!
Loretta Breuning: Study of the brain chemicals in animals and finding correlations in order to help us understand our brains more. Life is complicated, Loretta found that many children struggled in school in a similar way, mainly a lack of motivation. A motivation to do things that aren’t necessarily fun.
Kamini is the founder and CEO of Live Joy Your Way and the AuthenticMe® RiseUp program. An international best-selling author Kamini is driven to support both teens and adults struggling with perfectionism to let go of stress, overwhelm and anxiety. Kamini is a certified life coach, board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, trained in conscious parenting and conscious uncoupling. Kamini aims to meet her clients where they are supporting and guiding them on their journey back towards inner confidence, energy and empowerment to be themselves both personally and professionally. In this episode of SuccessQuest, Kalob and Kamini discuss perfectionism, authenticity, self compassion, forgiving yourself, relationships and more. Enjoy!
David is an educator, investor and YouTuber. His YouTube Chanel has over 44K subscribers, and he teaches finances and investing with a focus on stocks and options trading. David and Jacob discuss investing in stocks, crypto currency, precious metals, and more. Enjoy!
Bob helps entrepreneurs get where they want to go and overcome the obstacles they've set in front of themselves. He is a successful entrepreneur and Author. In this episode, Kalob and Bob talk about creating a Personal brand, hustling and grinding, balance, and more. Enjoy!
Come join us as we discuss business, success, entrepreneurship, and whatever else comes up. Join in the conversation, and learn as much as you can! Our Panelists: Andrea Palten: Marketing Expert & Business Coach. Host of the Marketing Guide to Grow Your Business Podcast. Vinnie Enriquez: Real Estate Guru. Host of the Road to Growth Podcast. Jacob Harmon: Web Designer and Tech Wizard. Co-Host of the Success Quest Podcast.
Kevin Rose has been a Manual Therapist for twenty years, and logged over 30,000 hours of clinical practice. He works to empower people and help them counteract stress in their lives. He works closely with wild animals, and created The CATalyst, a human-wild animal interaction experience. In this episode, Kalob and Kevin talk about how to better handle stress.
Artisha Bolding is a Georgia-based Empowerment Coach and Author. She is the Head of T Bold Media Group and is best known for her loud belly laughs and love of Truth. As a consultant and speaker, Artisha has spent the last decade providing relationship and spiritual advice to friends, clients and youth groups. In this episode of SuccessQuest, Kalob and Artisha talk about mindset, perspective, hardships, near death experiences, karma and more. Enjoy!
Kat McLead is a former dominatrix sex worker turned millionaire Stay at Home Mom who has run her own multiple 6 figure businesses out of her living room. She’s experienced severe abuse, changed her life, and followed her dreams. She currently helps fellow moms start fulfilling, profitable businesses. In this episode, Jacob talks to Kat about her story. Enjoy!
Nick D’Urso is living his dream life as he travels from Mexico to Argentina. He left his 6 figure job to travel the world, and wrote a book to help millennials control their money. Kalob and Nick discuss saving money, travel, experiences and more.
Kalob enjoys a fun conversation with Laura J. Brandao, the President and the only woman partner of AFR, a national mortgage company. She holds many business and mortgage awards. They talk about women in business, being ambitious, living life backwards, networking, attitude, relationships and more.
Jacob talks to Andrea Palten about culture, communities, marketing, personal branding… oh yeah, and her gangster years :). After 18 years of corporate marketing & 10 years of consulting, Andrea packaged up her knowledge and started teaching it to consultants, coaches, and entrepreneurs!She's owned multiple businesses and knows what it takes to scale and grow a business the right way!
Kalob and Adrienne Rivera discuss fitness, mindset, love, motivation, priorities, relationships and more! Adrienne is a certified personal trainer and received her degree in psychology from Virginia Tech. She helps high-performing, spiritual people like you transform their relationships with food, fitness, and their significant other so that they can create more love in their lives.
This week we talk to top 100 podcaster, Rom Raviv. We talk about entrepreneurship, college, podcasting, podblade, and more. Enjoy the show!
Have you ever wanted something so bad that it’s all you could think about? Well, on this episode of SuccessQuest, Nicole Matthews will teach you how to accomplish your dreams. In fact, it’s as simple as asking :)
Odille will take you on a journey to fully unlocking your brain’s potential! If you've been wondering how to overcome fears, past traumas, and overall change the way your brain works this is the podcast for YOU!
In this episode we jump into the shoes of Lynda Sunshine West whose upbringing led to an incredible amount of fear and anxiety. Yet through those hardships she rose and became the success she is today! Listen closely and take notes! She has changed her life and soon she may change yours.
In this episode we dive DEEP into how to improve our leadership skills! Scott has been in the military from the moment he was graduating high school. Having served 18 years in the military he joins us to speak from his life experience as a veteran and a leadership coach.
Jacob talks with Vinnie Enriquez, real estate agent and podcast host. They talk about travel, leaving your comfort zone, real estate, podcasting, and balance.
Jacob and Marco Yim talk about effective communication, public speaking, interviewing and resumes. With over 10 years of experience in speaking, training, and workshop facilitation, Marco knows that anyone can become a great communicator. With the right training, preparation, and mindset, speaking can shift from feeling like a nightmare to an energizing, confidence-boosting experience. Whether you’re trying to land a new job, presenting at a small meeting, or demanding a refund on a defective product, speaking with impact matters!
Kalob talks with Samantha Barkley about parenting and how to be a successful parent. Samantha is a mom to a crazy little two year old, wife of 7 years and creator of A Mom Around Town.
Kalob and Jacob sit down and talk about SuccessQuest and this success journey that they’ve been on. They talk about what’s worked and what hasn’t. They also talk about what’s next for SuccessQuest. Enjoy!
Jacob Harmon had the pleasure of talking with Andrew Engel, Co-founder of Venzo Group. Andrew dropped out of college to pursue his passions and now runs a successful digital agency. They talk about the value of college, schooling and whether or not it’s right for you. They have an insightful conversation about passion and finding your purpose in life, patience vs. complacence, delegation, culture, and more.
Jacob talks to Manuj Aggarwal about building businesses, mindset, anxiety, depression, and spirituality. Manuj is a successful CTO, he's worked at large technology corporations as well as small startups. Originally from India, he started his career making $2/day.
Kalob asks Jacob what he can do to start actually making progress toward his goals. They have an inspiring conversation about achieving goals and how to stop making excuses. And don’t forget about our live event on October 26th!
Kalob interviews Nathan Bracken about his journey from lowly Jamba Juice employee to franchise owner of four Jamba Juice locations. They talk about the importance of hard work, perseverance, attitude, opportunity and more. Don’t miss this inspirational story!
Jacob has an insightful conversation with Peter Schmitz about side hustles, getting out of debt, and mentorship. This interview is jam packed with inspiring insights.
Jacob and Kalob kick off SuccessQuest’s live events with their first ever livestream! We do a Q&A and answer our listener’s questions and talk to our guest, Jody Sedrick.
Jacob talks with LinkedIn Ads expert AJ Wilcox. They talk about college, taking risks, growing and scaling a business, entrepreneurship, and how to be successful on LinkedIn.
Jacob talks with his little brother, Micah Harmon. Micah is a musical artist, YouTube star, and social media influencer. They talk about the process of creating music videos on YouTube.
Jacob has an insightful conversation with Brian Ford, the host of the Self Improvement Daily Podcast. They talk about not getting discouraged, podcasting best practices, being an “expert,” balancing responsibilities and more.
This week, Kalob and Jacob discuss talents and how we can recognize the things that we’re good at. Talents are an integral part of becoming successful. We also talk about how you can develop and hone your skills once you recognize what they are.
This week, Kalob talks about SuccessQuest and what we’re trying to accomplish. He talks about our upcoming events and how you can help and support us.
In this episode, Jacob asks Kalob what he can do to be less overwhelmed. An insightful conversation about time management and productivity ensues.
Jacob sits down with Michael Amalfitano and talks with him about how he got through college debt-free. They discuss simple things to do to make money and how to invest.
Kalob sits down with Mario Thurber ant talks with him about PVC Armory. They talk about the importance of passion and following dreams in business.
Jacob sits down with Leo Quinn to talk about his Adventures in Rejection. Leo is doing an experiment where he wants to be rejected 1,000 times this summer. Learn more about this experiment and the results it’s bringing.
Jacob and Kalob will be taking a break from the Success Quest Podcast this week. We will be guests on the Biz 4 Good Show though, so feel free to listen to us there.
Jacob and Kalob get a little nerdy talking about the new Spiderman movie. We also talk about the importance of mentors and heroes in our lives.
Jacob and Kalob discuss how to respond to failure. Failure is part of life. Everyone will experience failure. What matters is how we respond to these failures. Will we quit, or will we learn from them?
Jacob tells a story of a difficult experience and explains the lessons he learned.
Jacob and Kalob discuss how to become emotionally successful. Life is difficult. There is a roller coaster of emotions, and in this episode we talk about how to be in control instead of letting your emotions control you. We also talk about mental illness and anxiety and depression.
Jacob and Kalob discuss how to become spiritually successful. Whether or not you consider yourself religious, spirituality is an important aspect of success. It includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, mainly involving a search for meaning and purpose in life
Jacob and Kalob discuss how to become socially successful. We talk about what it means to be an effective communicator, what being socially successful can do for you (the benefits), and also how you can take steps toward becoming more socially successful.
Jacob and Kalob discuss how to become financially successful. It’s important to make small simple choices that lead to wealth and prosperity.
Jacob and Kalob discuss how to become intellectually successful. The key is learning something new every day.
Jacob and Kalob discuss how we can make simple choices to become physically successful. Being physically successful is important because it is the foundation of everything else we do. Learn some simple things you can implement today to start your quest for physical success.
In this episode, Kalob and Jacob discuss the term success. We analyze stereotypical definitions of success and talk about how we define it.
Welcome to the SuccessQuest Podcast! In this podcast, Kalob Valle and Jacob Harmon will explore the truths of success. In this episode, Kalob and Jacob introduce themselves and SuccessQuest.