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Ep 171 The Bezos Letters | Steve Anderson

Ep 171 The Bezos Letters | Steve Anderson

November 11, 2019

Steve Anderson is an Entrepreneur, a trusted authority on Risk Management, a Futurist, and a public speaker. His speaking portfolio includes presentations on the future of technology, the influence of social platforms, how businesses can leverage the internet, and how they can assess and use risk to their advantage. Steve was chosen as one of the original 150 LinkedIn Influencers and has over 340,000 followers.

With  over thirty-five years of experience in the insurance industry, Steve is also the author of  The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon. An Amazon best seller, The Bezos Letters has also appeared on The Wall Street Journal and USA Today list of bestsellers. The book is a Steve’s deconstruction of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' annual review letters to shareholders and focuses on the steps Bezos took to test, build, accelerate, and scale Amazon.

In this episode Steve:

  • Tells us why he decided to write The Bezos Letters
  • Declares that the biggest risk businesses take is not taking risks
  • Explains the four distinct cycles of business risk and growth and 14 principles that emerged from Bezos’s letters to Shareholders
  • Points out that the 3 big Amazon successes today all began as failures
  • Explains why Amazon shuts down so many new experiments
  • Tells us how Besos uses risk to strategically grow
  • Reveals the 2 types of business decisions at Amazon
  • Tells us how the lessons learned from Bezos can be applied to any business, large or small
  • And explains why Besos says that everyday is day 1

This episode is packed with practical advice for any entrepreneur or wannabe entrepreneur. Enjoy…

You can reach Steve at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetn/
Website: https://thebezosletters.com/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

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Ep 170 Solving The World’s Biggest Problem | Evan Carmichael

Ep 170 Solving The World’s Biggest Problem | Evan Carmichael

November 6, 2019

At the age of 19, Evan built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15m. He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with 1.8M+ subscribers and over 300,000,000 video views. 

Evan wants to solve the world’s biggest problem, which he believes is untapped human potential. He’s set 2 world records, uses a trampoline & stand-up desk, owns Canada’s largest salsa dance studio & has a giant Doritos bag in front of him all day long to remind him that he’s stronger than the Doritos. Evan dropped so much gold in this conversation including:

  • Real advice on dealing with loved ones who are naysayers
  • Explains his One Word process and why it is so important
  • Tells us why he is a big believer in going from idea to action
  • Gets real and admits that his biggest fear is aging rockstar syndrome
  • Gave me advice on how I should spend the next the next 20-30 years
  • Says that we should shift our self worth to the effort we put in and not the results
  • Argues that if you’re not making mistakes you hate your life
  • Tells us why money needs to be in your top five core values
  • While explaining that you can’t chase money
  • Insists that if you don’t love what you do you’ll never win
  • And says if the answer to a question is scary, difficult, or hard, then he has to do it
  • And proudly states that he is the best Salsa dancer on YouTube!

Evan’s enthusiasm for life and the future is infectious. You don’t want to miss this episode. Enjoy 

You can reach Evan at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evancarmichael/
YouTube: Evan Carmichael
Website: https://www.evancarmichael.com/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

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Ep 169 Why Women Are Great On Job Sites | Greg Graham

Ep 169 Why Women Are Great On Job Sites | Greg Graham

November 4, 2019

Greg Graham is the COO of the Cardel Group of Companies and President, Cardel Homes Ottawa. Cardel is a land development and residential home builder with operations in Ottawa, Calgary, Denver, and Tampa.

I connected with Greg when I learned that Cardel Homes had become the National Sponsor for the Women of Inspiration Awards, founded by Screw the Naysayer guest alumni member Monica Kretschmer. Now in its fifth year the Women of Inspiration Awards has recognized the achievements of more than 600 women and men in 23 Diverse Award Categories. I’m proud to say that I received a WOI award in October of 2019 in recognition of the role this podcast has played in shining the spotlight on strong women leaders and gender inequality issues.

In this episode Greg:

  • Explains why Cardel decided to become a national sponsor
  • Stresses the role employers must play in encouraging employees to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Talks about the importance of leadership communicating the “why” to everyone in the organization
  • Suggests that all of the government support structures we have in place has had the unintended consequence of creating complacency and killing innovation/personal growth
  • Speaks out against millennial bashing and reminds us boomers that we created them
  • Shares his experiences with the value add that women bring to job sites
  • Stresses that the trades offer wonderful opportunities for women and men

This was an insightful and informative discussion. Enjoy.

You can reach Greg at:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-graham-pro-dir-501946/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/169-Greg-Graham/  

 Ep 168 How To Win When Culture And Ambition Collide | Shinjini Das 

 Ep 168 How To Win When Culture And Ambition Collide | Shinjini Das 

October 30, 2019

Shinjini Das, The Go-Getter Girl! ™, is on a mission to bridge the content gap between intellect and pop culture in the media. She is the CEO and Founder at The Das Media Group, an empowering media production company, engineer, TV personality fluent in Spanish, and digital entrepreneurship expert with the U.S. Department of State.

Her media company has built thoughtfully innovative global digital and live experiential brand experiences, driving millions of digital impressions in brand awareness for partners such as Chase for Business and Intuit.

Shinjini is also the author of Unapologetically Shinjini. How many people do you know who have written a memoir at the age of 26? Shinjini’s Forbes interview, published when she was 24, has been viewed more than 200,000 times and garners 7 million views per month from her following of 200,000+. In this episode Shinjini:

  • Tells is that she has been fighting against the guys for years and admits that she had to learn aggression
  • Talked about her decision to quit a high paying Engineering Consulting job at the age of 23. For Shinjini the repeated lack of high performance was the thing that told her she had to make a change
  • Explains that her roots are Indian, personality inherently American, and ambitions vastly global. 
  • Talks about the reaction of friends and especially family to her career change
  • Shared the strategy she used to become a much in demand public speaker 
  • States that your first level audience can’t be bought
  • And much more

This is a deep dive into the launch of a media company by a woman who says she’s always had a hunger not to be normal. Enjoy 

You can reach Shinjini at:

FB, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn: SpeakerShinjini
Memoir: https://www.unapologeticallyshinjini.com/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/168-Shinjini-Das/ 

Ep 167 How To Move From A Life Of Success To A Life Of Significance | Ron Klabunde

Ep 167 How To Move From A Life Of Success To A Life Of Significance | Ron Klabunde

October 28, 2019

Ron Klabunde is the Founder and CEO of Generosity Feeds – a national for-purpose organization that mobilizes thousands of volunteers in cities around America to address the local needs of hungry children through meal creation events. Generosity Feeds is igniting a movement of generosity. Since its inception in 2012, the organization has empowered more than 60,000 volunteers across America in 28 states and has created more than 3 million meals to help sustain more than 120,000 students. In this episode Ron:

  • Shares the mustard seed that was the starting point for Generosity Feeds
  • Says that when his vision is bigger than himself, he sometimes feels like a poser
  • Talks about the organic growth of an organization that shows its partner organizations how to create 10,000 meals in two hours
  • Explains how they have engaged the private sector in this vision and why it is a win-win opportunity
  • Stresses that children are dependents and there is no excuse for not feeding them 
  • Talks about the process he uses to overcome fear
  • Reminds us that we need tension filled situations to innovate
  • Challenges all of us not to be too comfortable
  • Shares how he is helping senior executives move from success to significance, without quitting their job
  • And draws a direct line between the commitment to service and personal significance

Ron is an articulate impassioned leader. Enjoy

You can reach Ron at:

Website:  https://generosityfeeds.org/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email- 
tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/167-Ron-Klabunde/

 Ep 166 How To Rise From Your Knees And Live The Life You Want | Larry Broughton

 Ep 166 How To Rise From Your Knees And Live The Life You Want | Larry Broughton

October 23, 2019

Larry Broughton is an award-winning hotelier and entrepreneur, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and former US Army Green Beret. As Founder and CEO of California-based broughtonHOTELS, CBS News has called Larry “the nation’s foremost expert on leadership and entrepreneurship,” while the host of Travel Channel’s hit show, Hotel Impossible, says he is “among the top hospitality experts in the country.” His upbeat, creative approach to business and life has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles across the country and he has been a recurring guest expert on news and TV programs on every major television and cable network, including MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, CBS, and Travel Channel.  

Larry has interviewed dozens of the world’s top CEOs, presented to the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at The Pentagon, and consulted at Fortune 50 companies. Larry:

  • Tells us why he tries to stay away from naysayers, but also surrounds himself with people that don’t always agree with him
  • Went deep about some of the low points in his life and the things he’s learned from them. The smiling successful face on TV knows what it’s like to be down on his knees
  • Explains why he is such a strong advocate of paid mentors
  • Shares some of the key lessons about leadership that he learned while serving in the Green Berets (hint- Larry says leading special forces personnel is akin to herding Lions).
  • Says that motivation, integrity, and capacity to grow are his top 3 hiring criteria
  • Talks about the dangers of your self worth being tied to your net worth
  • And says that if you don’t find your passion you’ll end up living a life of mediocrity

Larry is straightforward communicator. Enjoy

You can reach Larry at:

Website: https://larrybroughton.me/  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrybroughton/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/166-Larry-Broughton/

Ep 165 How To Brand Your Soul | Sashka Hanna-Rappl

Ep 165 How To Brand Your Soul | Sashka Hanna-Rappl

October 21, 2019

Sashka Hanna Rappl is a Leadership Coach, Business Strategist,  Award-winning Performer, an International Speaker, and a Podcaster

She is also the author of Soul’d Out,Your Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose,The Meaning of your Dreams, and what they hold for your life and heart-centred business. 

Sashka works with creative underdogs and helps them create and market a brand that is tailored to the entrepreneur rather than the profession. She is a self described visionary 

with a gazillion ideas. After years of not seeing the trees for the woods, she dissected her life, dreams, and purpose to create the life she wanted with what she already had. Sashka doesn’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions and wants all of us to be the original person we were born to be. In this episode Sashka:

  • Says that when it comes to naysayers it’s all about the people in her head
  • Tells us that it doesn’t matter how much mindset work you’ve done if you don’t know who you are
  • Reminds us that from early young age most of us were asked the same question, what do you want to be when you grow up. This conditions us to base our identify around our profession. Sashka states emphatically that profession not our identify.
  • Tells us why sharing is not caring.
  • Explains how she found her purpose and shares a process anyone can use to do the same.
  • Says that our childhood dreams hold our innocence before it was tainted by societal expectations
  • Talks about the struggles she’s faced and argues that we can’t dream when we’re in survival mode
  • And so much more

This was a high energy talk with an articulate and passionate brand expert. Enjoy

You can reach Sashka at:

Website: https://www.brandsashka.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashkahannarappl/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
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Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/165-Sashka-Hanna-Rappl/

Ep 164 How To Build Your Confidence | Heather Monahan

Ep 164 How To Build Your Confidence | Heather Monahan

October 16, 2019

Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite.

Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon.

Heather is a confidence expert and is currently working with Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams to develop confidence in the workplace and on the court. Heather’s new show, Creating Confidence, debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcast.

Heather’s work has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company and Business News Daily. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments. Heather and her son Dylan reside in Miami. Heather:

  • Tells us how she turned a ghost review on Goodreads into a big win
  • Talks about her childhood and why she started working at the age of 9
  • Reflected on her journey to the C-Suite in a male dominated industry
  • Explains that being fired by another woman was the best thing that has ever happened to her
  • Emphatically states that if you’re not working for yourself there is no security
  • Shares the process she used to change her internal dialog and defeat the villain in her own head
  • Shares 5 key pieces of advice for any entrepreneur
  • Tells us how she took her podcast to #17 on the Apple Charts
  • And gives us a peek into her book The Confidence Creator

Heather is highly energized, driven, and articulate. Enjoy

You can reach Heather at:

Website: https://heathermonahan.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theheathermonahan/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
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iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
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Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/164-Heather-Monahan/ 

Ep 163 Reasons To Live One More Day, Every Day | Jas Rawlinson

Ep 163 Reasons To Live One More Day, Every Day | Jas Rawlinson

October 14, 2019

Jas Rawlinson is as an author, freelance journalist, writing coach, and a mental health advocate who shines a light on taboo topics. Jas uses her writing skills to empower trauma survivors to turn their past pain into powerful life stories. How cool is that.

Her new book Reasons to Live, volume two has just been released. The woman we see today projects strength and confidence. It wasn’t always that way. Growing up Jas’s home life included a father who told her she would never amount to anything, and was frequently angry and violent. Jas was at a real low point in her life and actually contemplating suicide when her father took his own life. She struggled to deal with the trauma and started making poor life choices. Then at age 20 she was sexually assaulted. It took Jas more than a decade to realize that she was suffering from PTSD. 

A big moment came when Jas published the first volume in her book series where her story, and the stories of other trauma victims. Each of the stories are honest and raw, but they all have an empowering ending. In this discussion Jas:

  • Shares that her teen years were spent mostly in fear
  • Talked about her initial reaction to her father’s suicide
  • Reflects on some of the bad choices she made in the aftermath
  • Explains how you came to realize that she was suffering from PTSD more than 10 years after her father’s death
  • Talks about the work she does as a writing coach for survivors of trauma
  • Reveals that she still suffers from anxiety today
  • And gives us a peek into her new book

It was an honest, raw, but empowering conversation. Enjoy.

You can reach Jas at:

Website: https://jasrawlinson.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jas-rawlinson/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/163-Jas-Rawlinson/ 

Ep 162 How To Disarm Self Limiting Beliefs | Tracy Schmitt

Ep 162 How To Disarm Self Limiting Beliefs | Tracy Schmitt

October 9, 2019

Tracy Schmitt, a.k.a. Unstoppable Tracy, is a TV Host, a highly acclaimed International Speaker who has spoken in 40+ countries around the world, and the Best Selling Author of Unstoppable You. She has shared the stage with the likes of Jane Fonda, Dr. Phil, Michael Douglas, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Robbins and more! Her mind blowing story always gets standing ovations pushing audiences out of their limitation zones. Tracy’s has been viewed virally over 50 million times and was the winner of the 2018 #1 Female Transformational Leader by the John Maxwell Team out of 160 countries. Tracy doesn't just talk high performance in business... she lives it!

She was the 2017 Robert W. Jackson Award Recipient named in honour of the [founder of the Canadian Paralympics], and has been seen on all the major outlets in North American. Tracy is a 2019 nominee for a  Women of Inspiration award, has climbed Himalayan mountains, captained a 110-foot-tall ship, and won a paraskiing bronze.

Oh, did I mention Tracy was born a 4-way amputee?

In this episode Tracy:

  • Shares the story behind her 3 minute video that has been viewed more than 50 million times
  • Tells us why she is thankful that her parents allowed her to find solutions to problems on her own
  • Talks about her quest to become an Olympic sailor which included sleeping in her car and washing and waxing a mentors boat for 3 months
  • Explains how she uses the lessons she’s learned to help big companies such as Air Canada and Uber solve complex business problems
  • Explains her core vision
  • And tell us why tough love is the best love we can give.

Inspirational, educational, and fun. Enjoy…

You can reach Tracy at:

Website: http://www.unstoppableyoubook.ca 
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/unstoppabletracy/?hl=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unstoppabletracy/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/unstoppabletracyschmitt/ 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, and stories, or just make a connection.

Email-  tim@screwthenaysayers.com 
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LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison/
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iTunes: https://apple.co/2LkWSPV
Screw the Naysayers Episode Page: https://screwthenaysayers.com/podcast                        
Google Play Music: https://bit.ly/2NBgqMv
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2MF5T6g
Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2uYCsRC
Podbean: https://screwthenaysayers.podbean.com/e/162-Tracy-Schmitt/