Screw the Naysayers
Eps 296 Purpose Always Comes Before Your Why | Brant Menswar - Part 2

Eps 296 Purpose Always Comes Before Your Why | Brant Menswar - Part 2

October 21, 2020

This is part two of my interview with BRANT MENSWAR. Brant has been recognized as one of the country’s “Top 10 Motivational Speakers,” an author, an award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that teaches people and organizations how to cultivate values-based leadership.

 

His newest book, titled Black Sheep, uses the analogy of a black sheep to drive home the importance of defining and honoring your non-negotiable values. The book is a short, funny, read that challenges all of us to do the hard work that is needed to live a life that aligns with the things we value. Amen to that because that is what the Screw the Naysayers movement is all about. 

 

This is a fun interview with a lot of depth. Enjoy.

 

Brant can be reached at:

 

Book Website: findyourblacksheep.com

Website: www.brantmenswar.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brantmenswar

Instagram: www.instagram.com/brantmenswar

Facebook: www.facebook.com/brantmenswar

Twitter: www.twitter.com/brantmenswar

Podcast: www.thoughtsthatrock.com

Eps 295 Purpose Always Comes Before Your Why | Brant Menswar - Part 1

Eps 295 Purpose Always Comes Before Your Why | Brant Menswar - Part 1

October 20, 2020

This is part one of a two-episode interview with BRANT MENSWAR. Brant has been recognized as one of the country’s “Top 10 Motivational Speakers,” an author, an award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that teaches people and organizations how to cultivate values-based leadership.

 

His newest book, titled Black Sheep, uses the analogy of a black sheep to drive home the importance of defining and honoring your non-negotiable values. The book is a short, funny, read that challenges all of us to do the hard work that is needed to live a life that aligns with the things we value. Amen to that because that is what the Screw the Naysayers movement is all about. 

 

This is a fun interview with a lot of depth. Enjoy.

 

Brant can be reached at:

 

Book Website: findyourblacksheep.com

Website: www.brantmenswar.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brantmenswar

Instagram: www.instagram.com/brantmenswar

Facebook: www.facebook.com/brantmenswar

Twitter: www.twitter.com/brantmenswar

Podcast: www.thoughtsthatrock.com

Introducing Screw the Naysayers 2.0!

Introducing Screw the Naysayers 2.0!

October 13, 2020

Tim announces big plans for Screw the Naysayers including:

 

Format changes, upcoming guests, and introduces Raymond Vela as his cohost for Friday Tim Talk episodes beginning October 23, 2020.

Eps 293 Keep Moving On | Alli Worthington

Eps 293 Keep Moving On | Alli Worthington

October 7, 2020

Alli Worthington is an author,  business coach, and host of The Alli Worthington Show podcast. In her new book (hot off the presses) Standing Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence, Alli encourages women to draw strength from their core identity, to overcome the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential and living out their dreams, and to walk confidently in the direction of their calling.

Ali is also a wife, mother of 5 boys, has a rescue dog, and in her words “just about every flat surface in our house is taken up with a book, athletic equipment, legos and a (quite possibly) a little dog hair”.

You can contact Ali at:

Website: https://alliworthington.com/
Podcast: The Ali Worthington Show (https://alliworthington.com/podcast)
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonworthington/

Eps 292 Why You Should Always Honor Your Own Path | Megan Reilly

Eps 292 Why You Should Always Honor Your Own Path | Megan Reilly

September 30, 2020

Megan Reilly of Tippi Toes Dance is a former Shark Tank guest, Host of the Who’s Your Mama Podcast, and a passionate mompreneur.

Megan designed the initial logo for Tippi Toes at the tender age of 17 while she was still in High School. Megan is now the COO of Tippi Toes and a Co-owner. 

Tippi Toes now has 35 franchise owners in 14 different states and the company was recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine as a top 500 franchise company in the world.

Tippi Toes was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2012, where Megan and her sister Sarah landed a TV deal with Shark Mark Cuban. They dated for a while but eventually called off the engagement.

As a company, Tippi Toes has also released four music CDs. The latest, "On Top of the World," hit the Top 10 on iTunes and top 20 on Billboards chart on the Best Children’s Album chart.

You can reach Megan at:

Website: https://www.tippitoesdance.com/ 
On Social Media:  @meaganlreilly

Eps 291 How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life | Nir Eyal

Eps 291 How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life | Nir Eyal

September 23, 2020

Nir Eyal is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.

Indistractable received critical acclaim, winning the Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Award as well as being named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible. The Globe and Mail called Indistractable, "the best business book of 2019."

In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir's writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, Time Magazine, and Psychology Today.

Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), Anchor.fm (acquired by Spotify), and Kahoot! (KAHOOT-ME.OL), Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Product Hunt, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Byte Foods, FocusMate, and Shadow.

Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University but acknowledges that he received most of his education by earning an advanced degree from The School of Hard Knocks

Nir can be reached at:

Blog: https://www.nirandfar.com/

Episode 290 Leadership For Entrepreneurs | Alain Hunkins

Episode 290 Leadership For Entrepreneurs | Alain Hunkins

September 16, 2020

Alain Hunkins is on a mission to build strong leaders. As a keynote speaker, facilitator, coach and leadership expert. Alain has worked with tens of thousands of leaders in over 25 countries, and served clients in all industries, including 42 Fortune 100 companies. 

Alain is also the author of the book Cracking the Leadership Code-Three Secrets To Building Strong Leaders. The book launched as the #1 New Release in Business Communication on Amazon, was reviewed in Forbes, and has been endorsed by the likes of Daniel Pink and Marshall Goldsmith. 

Alain has also authored more than 400 articles, and been published by The Association for Talent Development, CEO Refresher, and the American Management Association.

Alain joins me today to discuss the importance of leadership for entrepreneurs and those who are transitioning from the workplace to the world of self employment. 

You can contact Alain at:

Website: https://www.alainhunkins.com/cracking-the-leadership-code
LinkedIn: https://www.alainhunkins.com/

How To Become MicroFamous | Matt Johnson

How To Become MicroFamous | Matt Johnson

September 6, 2020

Matt Johnson is a marketer, entrepreneur, podcast host, a musician, and is the author of MicroFamous: Become Famously Influential to the Right People.

The concept of being micro-famous is pretty straightforward. Instead of trying to be seen by a massive audience, work at becoming famous to a smaller audience. The strategy aligns well with the concepts Seth Godin shared in episode 100 of Screw the Naysayers when he spoke about the importance of focusing on your minimally viable audience.

The idea of being micro-famous is not new. I used to call it being a big fish in a small pond. That pretty much summed up what it was like running a software company is a tiny fishing village before the days of the world wide web. 

But I know from personal experience that planning to be micro-famous and actually becoming micr-famous are two different things. Today Matt and I will dig into the strategies and processes Matt used to build his own brand and now shares with other entrepreneurs.

You can contact Matt at:

Getmicrofamous.com/free

Eps 289 How To Turn An Indie Brand Into A Global Phenomenon | Conor Riley

Eps 289 How To Turn An Indie Brand Into A Global Phenomenon | Conor Riley

August 26, 2020

Conor Riley is the CEO of Luxie Inc. The LUXIE story began with a search for a high-performing makeup brush that could provide a variety of techniques without irritating skin or harming animals. In Conor’s words “We were vegan and cruelty-free before it was cool.” Using materials sourced from around the world, the forward-thinking beauty brand developed hypoallergenic, synthetic brushes that have outperformed other top-rated animal hair versions.

Today, LUXIE has grown from an indie brand to a global phenomenon, beloved by a fast-growing list of both celebrities and influencers. The company’s fan-favorite collection of premium, allergen-free beauty tools are available in 160 countries and through top US retailers like Anthropologie, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Revolve.

Luxie is a values driven company that puts its money where it’s mouth is. We’ll be talking about that. As an entrepreneur Conor believes in teamwork and transparency, and feels that there are incredible opportunities for brands to grow in the current environment.

You can contact Conor at: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/conor-riley-investmentbanker/ Website: https://www.luxiebeauty.com/

Eps 288 Why And How | Corey Poirier

Eps 288 Why And How | Corey Poirier

August 19, 2020

I’m excited to welcome Corey Poirier back today because I think he brings a unique perspective as an entrepreneur who has made a good portion of his income over the years speaking on stages and helping others to do the same. And as we all know, once busy speaking calendars have for the most part been wiped clean. And so it’s a really tough time for entrepreneurs who depend upon public events to earn income, promote their business, and to meet potential clients.

Corey’s personal story is one of overcoming obstacles. He was raised by a single mother, grew up in a small town, barely graduated high school (a teacher gave him a 49+1) and battled anxiety and hypochondria in his early 20’s. Since those days he has become a multiple-time TEDx speaker, the host of 3 top rated interview shows where he has interviewed more than 5,000 of the world’s top performers. He’s the founder of The Speaking Program, BLU Talks, and he has been featured in multiple television specials.  He’s a columnist with Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine, and the best selling author of The Book Of Why (And How)

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