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MIKE'D UP! with Mike DiCioccio

Mike'D Up! with Mike DiCioccio showcases inspiring entrepreneurs, award winning authors, thought leaders, business & mindset coaches, peak-performers, entertainers, and other talented individuals who join the show to share their personal stories and deliver key insights to provide you the ammo needed to level up and achieve your greatest dreams.

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Jordan Stolch: Embracing Your True Self Through Fashion and Personal Styling
This week, I'm excited to have Jordan Stolch back on the show! Jordan is the founder of MiKADO and a virtual personal stylist. In this episode, she shares her unique approach to personal styling and image strategy, and discusses how she aligns fashion with personal authenticity and psychology to transform her clients' wardrobes and boost their confidence. We also get the inside scoop on her new program, The Edit, which is all about helping women maximize their current wardrobe. Whether it's one-on-one consulting or group-based educational programs, Jordan reveals the secrets to her success and the pivotal shifts she's made, especially in the virtual space. Tune in for a celebration of entrepreneurship, overcoming challenges, and the power of personal transformation!   Connect with Jordan: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikadopersonalstyling/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jordanstolch MiKADO Website: https://mikadopersonalstyling.com/ MiKADO Store: https://mikado.mykajabi.com/store   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch   SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/mikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
37:20 6/3/24
Dave Ragosa: Industry Expert Gives Us the Scoop on Building a Thriving Franchise
In this compelling episode, we dive deep into the world of franchising & entrepreneurship as I introduce my new co-host, Dave Ragosa. With over 20 years of experience in the restaurant franchise industry, Dave shares his journey from working on food trucks to scaling multiple successful franchises. Our conversation covers essential topics like the importance of systems, processes, and people in a franchise, as well as key factors such as real estate and proper capitalization. This episode is packed with valuable insights for anyone interested in franchising and entrepreneurship!   Connect with Dave: LinkedIn   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/mikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
57:01 5/21/24
How 10 Minutes a Day Can Make a Massive Impact
In this episode, I highlight the impact that dedicating 10 minutes a day to a specific task can have. I shared my own goal of writing a book based on the incredible information I’ve learned from interviewing my guests over the last 5 years and how committing 10 minutes each day will make a significant dent in that over the span of a year. I'm also excited to introduce my new co-host, Dave Ragosa, who's an expert in franchising & entrepreneurship. He'll be joining me on the show next week, stay tuned for that! I'd love to hear about your own 10-minute commitments, feel free to share them in the comments on YouTube or on my social media that is linked below.   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/JANmikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
08:35 5/17/24
Brittany Ford: Unlocking Your Optimal Health Through the Power of Biohacking
This week I welcome Brittany Ford, also known as Biohacking Brittany, who is a registered holistic nutritionist specializing in all things health and wellness. Our discussion covers the concept of biohacking as a comprehensive approach to improve health by making small lifestyle changes, emphasizing sleep, nutrition, fitness, and reducing toxin exposure. Brittany shares her personal health journey, from facing health issues as a teenager to discovering biohacking and holistic health, ultimately leading her to study holistic nutrition and help others optimize their health. Key topics include the importance of gut health, personalized health strategies, and biohacking for women's specific health needs, along with tips for entrepreneurs to maintain health and passion in their work. Brittany touches on biohacking at home to reduce the impact of electromagnetic fields, creating boundaries for work-life balance, and fostering a passion for health and wellness for yourself and your loved ones.   Connect with Brittany: Biohacking Brittany Website Biohacking Brittany Podcast Instagram   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
49:37 5/1/24
Dr. Ashleigh Robinson: Revolutionizing Dentistry with House Calls
Dr. Ashleigh Robinson is the Founder of Accommodental & the host of the ResiDENTAL Movement podcast. She is a fellow Buffalonian that cares deeply for her patients in Western New York. She has experience treating patients in their homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, and community health centers. Dr. Ashleigh is passionate about improving access to dental care and is on a mission to encourage other dentists to offer dental home care as well. This episode Dr. Ashleigh discusses the challenges and opportunities within house call dentistry, emphasizing its profitability and the need for better business management among dentists to make such services sustainable. She shares her experiences working in various settings and highlights her passion for making dental care more accessible, especially to those who cannot leave their homes. The conversation also delves into her entrepreneurial journey, including the founding of Accommodental, her involvement in the ResiDENTAL Movement Podcast, and her efforts to encourage more dentists to offer home care services through the creation of the Home Smile Care Foundation and the Dental House Call Practice Academy. The script underscores the importance of dentistry entrepreneurship and how Dr. Robinson is making strides in changing the perception and accessibility of dental care.   Connect with Dr. Ashleigh: ResiDENTAL Movement Website AccommoDental Home Smile Care Foundation Instagram Facebook LinkedIn   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Resources & Merch:  Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORS: Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/JANmikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us Sign Up for e-Course Updates: https://socialchameleon.us/courses   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
50:26 4/3/24
Jeffrey Berger: A New Venture into Real Estate Fractional Ownership
Jeff is a true visionary and pioneer who will be guiding us on a journey to achieving holistic mental and financial fitness while breaking free from outdated systems. We’re going to dive into the world of digital currency ecosystems and discover how they can empower us to thrive in a more accessible and efficient global economy. In this episode, Jeff discusses the transformative power of blockchain, the journey towards holistic wellness, and the innovative concept of fractional real estate ownership. He shares his personal story of leaving the corporate world, tackling health issues through gut health, and his venture into the realm of decentralized finance and real estate tokenization. Alongside health and financial insights, the conversation delves into the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone, managing wellness proactively, and the future of digital currencies in reshaping personal finance and real estate investment.   Connect with Jeff: Linktree   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/JANmikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us Sign Up for e-Course Updates: https://socialchameleon.us/courses   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
32:39 3/26/24
Jackie Insinger: Navigating Leadership and Psychological Safety in Today's Work Environment
This episode delves into the complexities of creating a psychologically safe workplace, featuring Jackie Insinger, an expert in cognitive psychology and the author of 'Spark Brilliance: How the Science of Positive Psychology Will Ignite, Engage, and Transform Your Team'. The conversation explores the varying perceptions of psychological safety, the importance of adapting leadership styles in the face of rapid change, and the implementation of positive psychology in leadership through the Platinum Leadership framework.  Jackie also discusses the impact of modern challenges on leadership, such as navigating through a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) and fostering authenticity within teams. The interview highlights strategies for leaders to cultivate a positive and engaging work environment, drawing on real-life examples and data-driven insights.   Follow Jackie: Website: https://www.sparkbrilliance.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Spark-Brilliance-Positive-Psychology-Transform-ebook/dp/B09SNLCW7Q Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackieinsinger/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackieinsinger/ Newsletter & Programs: https://www.jackieinsinger.com/linkinbio   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORED BY:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/JANmikedup  Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us Sign Up for e-Course Updates: https://socialchameleon.us/courses   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
47:36 3/11/24
John R Miles: Passion Struck - Unlock Your Purpose and Ignite Your Most Intentional Life
This week I chat with John Miles; keynote speaker, author, combat veteran, and host of the #1 ranked alternative health podcast, Passion Struck! John shares his origin story - from Naval Academy graduate and military officer to Fortune 50 CIO and "recovering senior executive." Despite reaching high levels of career success, John realized that he nearly lost his sense of purpose. This was the spark that set him on a journey to finding his TRUE passion. John explains the meaning behind Passion Struck - it's not a single destination but an ongoing way of life focused on fulfilling your highest potential and serving others. He shares research showing 76% of people at the end of life say their biggest regret was not becoming their ideal self, essentially leading an unlived life. The key to being Passion Struck: tuning into your inner voice and intrinsic motivations instead of societal expectations or others' definitions of success. John profiles luminaries he researched (Oprah, Derek Jeter, Bono, etc.) who created lives aligned with their purpose by pursuing their dreams relentlessly.   Follow John: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Passion-Struck-Powerful-Principles-Intentional/dp/B0C8G5R5FZ Personal website: https://johnrmiles.com/ Passion Struck website: https://passionstruck.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_r_miles/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milesjohn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/John_RMiles Medium: https://medium.com/@JohnRMiles   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by: Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Merch: Mike’D Up! Merch SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/JANmikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us Sign Up for e-Course Updates: https://socialchameleon.us/courses   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
38:35 2/13/24
Travis Davenport: The Rise of Human-Centered Leadership
Our guest today is Travis Davenport, founder of Wolf & Iron, a company that helps CEOs and entrepreneurs build thriving cultures and workplaces centered around personal values. Travis discusses the importance of belonging to a "wolf pack" community that inspires and challenges you, while also developing close "iron sharpens iron" relationships that push you to grow. He talks about the difference between "hard skills" and "human skills," arguing that human skills like coaching, mentoring, and inspiring employees are becoming increasingly critical for company culture and retention. Travis explains how the nature of work is evolving - younger generations don't want bosses that command them; they want leaders who empower them as partners in the company mission. With more options available thanks to the internet and remote work, employees are seeking meaning and purpose from their jobs, not just a paycheck. Companies that tap into this desire through strong human-centered leadership stand to gain dedicated, mission-driven team members. Connect with Travis:  Book a Meeting: https://linktr.ee/travisdavenport LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travis-davenport-169105276/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travisdavenport/   New book launching soon: Wolf & Iron: Why Your Personal Culture Matters In An Impersonal World   Connect with Mike: Linktree Mike’D Up! Merch Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: https://www.magicmind.com/JANmikedup Use promo code to MIKEDUP20 to save 20% OFF!   Social Chameleon: https://socialchameleon.us Sign Up for e-Course Updates: https://socialchameleon.us/courses   Navigator Bookkeeping: https://navigatingyourbooks.com Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
53:35 1/31/24
5 REASONS Why You Need to Start Podcasting!
You have pondered the idea of starting a podcast…or maybe somebody suggested the idea to you and now you are seriously considering it. This episode is for you! Starting a podcast allows you to share your passion, connect with like-minded individuals, and build a community around shared interests. Podcasting serves as a tool for personal branding and professional development, offering endless content for social media and opportunities to expand your network globally. Generating passive income through podcasting can come from various sources such as advertising, sponsorships, and affiliate marketing, and it may also lead to new business ventures!   TOPICS COVERED: Why You Need to Start Podcasting Share Your Passion Build Your Brand Reach a Global Audience Generate Passive Income Creative Expression   Connect with Mike Produced by: Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch   SPONSORS:   Magic Mind: Save 20% OFF with promo code MIKEDUP20 LIMITED-TIME OFFER (ends Jan 2024): Get 3 months for the price of 2 with a quarterly subscription! This is greater than the 40% discount that I mentioned in this episode!   Social Chameleon: Transform Your Podcast. Sign Up for Social Chameleon e-Course Updates   Navigator Bookkeeping: Official Website   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
27:44 1/26/24
Tessa Arnold: Co-founder & COO of Snapback Energy Shares How Ayurveda Transformed Her Life
This week we're diving into the inspiring story of Tessa Arnold, co-founder and COO of Snapback Energy! Tessa's journey with Snapback started after she tragically lost her husband. In his honor, she took the reins and made his vision for the company a reality! The first flavor of Snapback Energy was actually his creation, adding a heart-felt personal touch to the brand. For the past 6 years, Tessa has put her heart and soul into building Snapback Energy. Their products are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, catering to a wide range of customers. With flavors like grape and orange already available and a third in development, Snapback Energy is continuously growing. But it's not just about business for Tessa - it's about embracing wellness and the mind-body connection. She's really delved into holistic health topics like Ayurveda, shaping the brand's ethos. What makes Snapback Energy stand out is its patented formula, carefully crafted to provide energy and liver support without any unhealthy ingredients. Tessa worked closely with food scientists to ensure a clean and effective formula. Leaving behind a successful career in banking, Tessa took on the challenge of leading Snapback Energy full-time. Despite the learning curve of entrepreneurship, she found fulfillment in pursuing her true purpose. Snapback is a true embodiment of resilience, dedication, and the power of turning adversity into something truly impactful!   Connect with Tessa: Snapback Energy Website Balance of You Co. Website Tessa’s Instagram Snapback Instagram Balance of You Instagram Snapback Facebook   Connect with Mike: Linktree Mike’D Up! Merch Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Copyright © 2024 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
51:50 1/16/24
Samantha Rae Hughes: Making Waves in Business & Design While Keeping the Compass on Faith & Family
Samantha is a vivacious soul with a passion for life, business, and charity. She is the CEO of Manna Made, a dynamic company specializing in brand development, graphic and website design, custom clothing, and event management. Since its inception in January 2022, Manna Made has quickly grown to serve over 20 businesses, enhancing their branding and marketing reach!   Follow Samantha: mannamadellc.com | Facebook | Instagram | Linktree   Connect with Mike: LinkTree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
77:09 11/14/23
Martha Hoy: A Nurse's Firsthand Experience on the Front Lines in 2020
Martha Hoy is a nurse, writer, and humanitarian with a passion to help improve the lives of children in her community as well as the global community. She penned her incredible life journey in her books 'Lead With Your Heart' and ‘Enjoy the Journey’ and she is joining us today to discuss her latest book Front Lines 2020: Nurses Speak which is a memoir that covers her time as a nurse during the pandemic!   Connect with Martha: Website Facebook Instagram   Books: Enjoy the Journey Lead With Your Heart Becoming Mother Martha: From Adversity Comes Greatness Front Lines 2020: Nurses Speak (Coming Soon Winter 2023)   Connect with Mike: LinkTree   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch
40:08 11/5/23
Heart 2 Talk: Making Your Dreams Come True (Replay Hosted by Theresa Cesare)
This week I’m on the road visiting my daughter Isabel to celebrate Halloween together. Rather than release a guest interview, I decided to replay my interview on Heart 2 Talk hosted by Theresa Cesare. She is a fantastic interviewer and we talked about my journey going from W2 to creating my business Social Chameleon & launching Mike’D Up!   During the interview, I discuss: My Dreams as a Youngster My Background in Music Performance & Media Production My Sales Career Falling in Love With Podcasting My Early “Mid-Life” Crisis Building My Podcast Agency Social Chameleon Launching Mike’D Up!   Theresa and I appreciate you tuning in! I hope this interview gave you a moment of reflection as well, thinking about YOUR STORY & how YOU CAN make your dreams come true!   BG.BG. Mike   Connect with Theresa: LinkTree   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch   © 2023 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
36:23 10/28/23
My Top 10 Benefits of Podcasting
Howdy, fellow podcast junkies! Whether you're already hooked like me or thinking about starting your own show, this episode is a must-listen! Let's dive into my top 10 benefits of podcasting!  First and foremost, podcasting is an amazing way to serve others. By sharing your knowledge and experiences, you can provide valuable information and entertainment to your listeners. It's a platform where you can truly make a positive impact on people's lives.  One of the greatest perks of podcasting is the opportunity to grow a strong network. Through interviews, collaborations, and connecting with fellow podcasters, you can expand your reach and build meaningful relationships with like-minded individuals.  Podcasting also offers incredible opportunities for learning and personal growth. As you research for your episodes, interview experts, and engage with your audience, you'll constantly be expanding your knowledge and skills. Another benefit of podcasting is brand exposure. By consistently delivering top-notch content, you can establish yourself as an authority in your niche and increase your visibility. This can open doors to exciting opportunities like speaking engagements, partnerships, and media features. Podcasting also provides an abundance of social content. From episode snippets to behind-the-scenes footage, you'll have plenty of material to share on social media. This keeps your audience engaged and allows you to showcase your personality and expertise in different formats.  Speaking of engagement, podcasting creates an awesome community. Your listeners become part of a loyal fan base that eagerly awaits each new episode. This sense of community fosters deeper connections and allows for meaningful interactions with your audience.  Furthermore, podcasting attracts an informed audience. Unlike other content forms, podcast listeners are highly engaged and attentive. They actively seek out podcasts on topics they're genuinely interested in, making them a valuable audience for any podcaster. Now, let's talk about monetization. Podcasting offers various opportunities to generate income, such as sponsorships, advertising, or even creating premium content for your most dedicated fans. With a growing audience and strategic partnerships, you can turn your passion into a profitable venture.  Last but certainly not least, let's not forget the fun factor! Podcasting is an enjoyable and creative outlet where you can freely express yourself. It allows you to connect with fascinating individuals, explore exciting topics, and share your unique voice with the world.  So there you have it – my top 10 benefits of podcasting! Whether you're motivated by serving others, building a strong network, or simply having fun, podcasting has something to offer for everyone. We hope this episode has inspired you to either start or continue your podcasting journey.  Happy podcasting!    Sign Up for e-Course Updates: https://socialchameleon.us/courses   Connect with Mike Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch
27:30 10/21/23
Jon Beebe: Ultimate Disney World Challenge: Visiting All 4 Parks in 1 Day to Highlight Travel Tips
Jon Beebe returns to the pod to share a recent adventure & challenge that had been a goal of his for a very long time. He made a one-day round trip to Disney World from his home in PA. That’s right, he flew from Philly to Orlando, visited all 4 Disney World parks, and returned home in less than 24 hours! On his park-hopping sprint he carried a limited supply of Disney gift cards and blessed park guests throughout the day. The challenge was an effort to spotlight Jon getting back into the travel agency world and solely focusing on booking & planning trips to Walt Disney World. Check out E183 of #MikedUp for Jon's full entrepreneurial story and an inspirational look at how he transitioned into a full-time entrepreneur after 14 years in ministry, and his re-focused life mission. Jon is a husband, father of three girls, traveler, and entrepreneur with a passion for living and working in ways that allow him to engage more with those he loves and the things he loves.   Connect with Jon Email: jon@beebesbargains.com   Connect with Mike   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
42:38 10/11/23
Leo Treadwell: Expanding Consciousness in the Age of AI
Leo Treadwell is the founder of 'I am the Matrix' and the inventor of Autobiographical Feedback, an Organic Intelligence Language Model.  He has had the honor and privilege of serving an extremely diverse number of individuals and organizations including Jane Goodall, Nelson Mandela, the United States Navy Junior ROTC Leadership Academy to name a few… Leo is committed to creating a world that represents the best of what it means to be human. Topics Include: Organic Intelligence Language Models Vs. Artificial Intelligence Language Models Converging Technology and a Digital Future Leo’s Battle with Cancer A Near Death Experience Leo’s Extraterrestrial Encounter Consciousness and Human Potential Metaphysical and Philosophical Concepts Human Origins Texts, Structures, and Calendars Polymath, Physics, and Geometry What is the Matrix?   Connect with Leo: Website Facebook   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch   © 2023 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
73:34 10/3/23
Dad Space: Most Lessons Are Caught NOT Taught
As a proud Girl Dad on National Daughters Day I thought it was fitting to replay this episode of Dad Space, when I was interviewed by Dave Campbell!   During the interview, I discuss: The Joys of Being a Dad My Strong Relationship With My Daughter Advice for First Time Dads Being a Single Dad How Our Children All “Pop” at Different Times How to Involve Our Kids Into Our Activities The Strength in Community Lessons I Learned From My Dad What I LOVE About Podcasting   Dave and I appreciate you tuning in! I hope this interview gave you a moment of reflection as well, thinking about your Dad, or if you’re a parent, reflecting on your time with your kids and being grateful for those special moments!   BG.BG. Mike   Check out Dad Space: https://dadspace.ca/   Connect with Mike: Linktree Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch   © 2023 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
49:25 9/26/23
How Is Building a Business Like Baking a Cake?!
When I first started my business, I followed the "ready, fire, aim" approach which caused much more harm than good. While taking action is critical, being strategic before launching would have saved me time, money, and headaches. If I could do it again, I would have treated starting a business more like baking a cake - following the precise recipe and steps in the correct order. I made many mistakes by winging it instead of aiming first. My goal now is to help others avoid those pitfalls so they can efficiently build thriving companies!   Connect with Mike: Linktree Mike’D Up! Merch   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Copyright © 2023 Mike’D Up! with Mike DiCioccio | For permission to use this content in any way, please email mike@socialchameleon.us
21:40 9/19/23
Sharon L. Tasman: Empowering Entrepreneurs with Legal Expertise
I’m thrilled to welcome Sharon Tasman, founder of HTBiz Law to the show! With over 30 years of experience, Sharon is a powerhouse business and tech attorney dedicated to serving solo and small business owners. At HTBiz Law, Sharon brings the expertise of a global firm with the personal touch of a boutique practice. She's passionate about empowering women, BIPOC, and underserved entrepreneurs by providing accessible, non-intimidating legal services. Sharon has a cumulative deal portfolio of over $6 billion and has been published extensively on key legal issues facing startups and small businesses. Her mission is to equip entrepreneurs with the legal knowledge to safeguard their interests and thrive. We discuss the top legal concerns that small business owners face today and how Sharon helps clients overcome hurdles with tailored solutions. I learned a lot from her wealth of experience that is empowering entrepreneurs!   Connect with Sharon: YouTube Instagram TikTok LinkedIn Facebook Website   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
65:39 9/11/23
Paul Hutchinson: Leading 70+ Undercover Missions to Rescue Children from Sex Trafficking
Paul Hutchinson is an Executive Producer of the box-office hit Sound of Freedom that has surpassed over $180 Million in ticket sales within its first month. He played a key role in the undercover rescue mission portrayed in the film. Since that time he has led over 70 undercover rescue missions in 15 countries. He is the founder of The Child Liberation Foundation and has dedicated countless hours and donations to making an impact in the fight against child trafficking…he has countless accolades honoring him for his service and especially his huge heart! Connect with Paul on Social: LinkTree   Check out Paul’s Podcast: Liberating Humanity Podcast   The Child Liberation Foundation   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
64:02 9/4/23
Celebrating 200 Episodes & Telling MY FULL STORY for the FIRST TIME!
CHEERS TO 200 EPISODES of Mike’D Up! Thank YOU for being on this amazing journey with me! Each week for the past 200 consecutive mondays I have released a new episode of the show and it’s crazy to say that, until today, I haven’t shared my FULL story yet. It’s been my focus to interview and highlight my amazing guests who have been gracious with their time and inspirational stories…and they’ve inspired me MORE than they likely realize! I’m grateful for every guest that’s been on so far. In this episode, I share a full transparency look into my backstory, including my rock bottom moments, and give the inside scoop on what led me to launch my first business in 2017, Social Chameleon, and how I eventually pivoted the company to a podcast production agency. Check out my Reels on Instagram & Facebook, YouTube Shorts, and TikTok videos for the best moments from 200 Episodes of Mike’D Up! Subscribe for info on Social Chameleon Podcasting Courses & Community COMING SOON! Sponsors: Social Chameleon | Navigator Bookkeeping Mike’D Up! Merch: MikedUpMerch.com   Be Great & Be Grateful,  Mike  
50:01 8/28/23
Del Reid: The Evolution of #BillsMafia: From Fandom to Philanthropy
Del Reid returns to the show in time to kick off the Buffalo Bills season and share exciting news about the growth of 26 Shirts, a do-good apparel company based in Buffalo, NY. To date they have raised over 1.8M dollars for heart-centered causes in the Western New York community. Del, a die-hard Bills fan, takes on Bills Trivia, Buffalo Themed Rapid Fire Questions, AND he shares the backstory of how he unintentionally created the #BillsMafia movement, which eventually led to the creation of 26 Shirts. Del also shares his thoughts on being a part of Buffalo Bills history, as the organization officially acquired the rights to #BillsMafia in 2020.   Shop 26 Shirts: https://26shirts.com   Connect with Del: LinkTree   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
64:05 8/21/23
Jake Kauffman: Learning How To LET LOVE IN
Are you tired of feeling like you were destined for greatness but struggle to get out of your own way? Jake Kauffman joins the show to help YOU navigate those frustrating self-imposed roadblocks. He's an International Men's Transformation Coach & Spiritual Mentor, and he's got the skills to help purpose-driven men and entrepreneurs reach their full potential in every aspect of their lives.   Connect with Jake: Website Instagram Facebook Let Love In (Book)   Connect with Mike: Links Produced by: Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch
55:09 8/14/23
Robin Dreeke: From Recruiting Spies in the FBI to Recruiting Allies in Business (Part 2)
This week Mike welcomes Robin Dreeke back to the show to continue the declassified convo about Robin's life and experiences in the FBI and how he is using that knowledge to help others. Robin is an Executive Coach, Best-Selling Author, Professional Speaker, Podcast Host, former Marine Corps Officer, and retired FBI Special Agent. During his time with the agency Robin served as Chief of the Counter intelligence Behavioral Analysis Program working to secure Russian assets for the agency and also playing a pivotal role in the country's response to The War On Terror.  These days Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies, leading Marines, and behavioral assessment and created his unique Interpersonal Communication Strategies for Success in Recruiting Allies. Since 2010, Robin has been working with executives, corporations, entrepreneurs, the Military, and Law Enforcement in their pursuit of forging trust, solving challenges, and fostering leadership. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his People Formula for quick measurable results and maximum success.   Check out Part 1 for more on Robin's backstory and successful career with the FBI!   Connect with Robin:   Website X LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Books   Connect with Mike: Links   Produced by: Social Chameleon   Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
49:21 8/7/23
Rick Warner: Navigating Success Secrets with a Top Real Estate Producer & Business Coach
Rick Warner is a personal development coach, mentor, and highly respected real estate broker based in California. His story is one of triumph over adversity. At 20 years old, he found himself homeless and addicted to drugs but with the help of a supportive community, he was able to turn his life around. Now, over 30 years later, he remains committed to two things: personal growth and helping others achieve success!   Connect with Rick: FloCademy.com Instagram LinkedIn   Connect with Mike: Linktree: https://linktr.ee/mikedicioccio   Produced by Social Chameleon: https://www.socialchameleon.us
42:08 7/31/23
Connor Steinbrook: Building the Fastest Growing Real Estate Brokerage in North American HISTORY!
In this episode, I’m joined by Connor Steinbrook, who built one of the largest real estate organizations in North America called the Wolfpack Organization through eXp Realty. They're the fastest growing real estate brokerage in North American HISTORY! Connor has expanded into multiple industries, including insurance, network marketing, small business, digital marketing, and consulting. He's joining us today because he wants to help entrepreneurs launch, scale, and grow large teams, businesses, and organizations! In this episode, we discuss: Connor’s Story of Success That Started With Failure and Adversity His Lucrative Poker Career That Came to an End Due to Government Regulation  Debt, Depression, and Connor’s Comeback Story How Faith, Self-Education, and Personal Development Helped Connor Turn Life Around Real Estate Investing & Wholesaling Houses Closing $100K Wholesale Deals Leading a Team of Over 2,700 Agents Globally Connor’s Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Hardships and Struggles That Built Self-Respect & Self-Esteem Financial Freedom   Connect with Connor: Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Facebook   Connect with Mike: Linktree Produced by Social Chameleon Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch
49:12 7/24/23
Sound of Freedom REVIEW & FACTS about Human Trafficking
After seeing the Sound of Freedom, I was inspired to create this episode and shed light on an important topic that needs more awareness - human trafficking and especially child sex trafficking and exploitation. It's important that we no longer avoid these uncomfortable conversations so we can become educated and take action to help those in need. This has been dismissed for too long…there are 1.2 million CHILDREN trafficked each year…we can no longer sit silently and allow this to be buried under less important news stories & issues. The movie itself is incredibly well done, with great acting and cinematography, it’s no surprise that it’s been dominating at the box office. It's based on a true story about Tim Ballard, a former special agent for the Department of Homeland Security who worked to combat internet crimes against children. The film follows his work in Operation Underground Railroad to bring down human traffickers and rescue children from their grasp. The battle cry in the film will certainly stick with you long after you watch this movie…God's children are not for sale!   Here are some resources to learn more: Sound of Freedom Trailer Pay it Forward Tickets Light in the Darkness Trailer O.U.R. Operation Underground Railroad   Connect with Mike: Linktree Social Chameleon Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch
24:05 7/17/23
Roger Martin: Thrive More Financially, Physically, & Mentally
Roger Martin is the CEO of ThriveMore Brands, RockBox Fitness, and beem™ Light Sauna. He’s owned and operated multiple RockBox studios and currently owns the flagship beem™ Light Sauna studio in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also the host of the brand new podcast, ThriveMore with Roger Martin! His mission is to help you live your best life in every aspect possible: financially, physically, and mentally. His lineup of industry experts will be sharing cutting-edge information, so get ready for valuable insights and actionable advice, E1 is launching this week!   Connect with Roger: Podcast / Website /  LinkedIn   Connect with Mike: Linktree Social Chameleon Recorded via Riverside.fm Mike’D Up! Merch
32:38 7/10/23
Clara Capano: The Mother of All Success Manuals
Clara Capano joins the show to reach and help Mompreneurs & Dadpreneurs increase their FOCUS and PRODUCTIVITY so they can achieve success without guilt, overwhelm and burnout! We cover a lot of ground in this convo, from the inspiration behind her courses, to detailed and strategic advice for young entrepreneurs. Clara also shares the difference between progress and perfection, the key traits of a Great CEO, how to achieve harmony in your schedule and the importance of stacking small wins. Clara is an International Speaker and Trainer,  Best Selling Author and Host of the Working Woman’s Channel and Living Real TV. She is the Founder and CHO (Chief Harmony Officer) of Capano Speaking and Training and creator of the CLARATY Success Method. Her passion is in providing business owners and teams with key strategies to help them make more money without losing work/life harmony. Clara can help you find CLARATY and teach you to create Success on YOUR Terms, free from guilt, overwhelm, and burnout. Connect with Clara:  Website YouTube Instagram Facebook Facebook Group   Connect with Mike: Linktree   Produced by Social Chameleon Interview Recorded via Riverside.fm   Mike’D Up! Merch
52:43 7/3/23