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Raw and Real Entrepreneurship

Raw and Real Entrepreneurship (RARE) is the number one podcast for people who want no-nonsense advice on the skills, tactics, and mindset required to build a solid business regardless of what stage they are in. Your host, Susan Sly, is a dynamic serial entrepreneur who currently occupies the 2% of tech companies that have at least one female founder. Susan’s high-profile guests have included Bulletproof founder, Dave Asprey, Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Wellory Founder, Emily Hochman, Netjets and Zico founder, Jesse Itzler, and many more. RARE also features new founders of all ages and stages. Hit the ‘subscribe button’ and make sure you never miss an episode.


282. Interview with Nicholas Borsotto – Innovation Never Stops No Matter What the Economy – The Best Ideas For Startups Are Happening Now
Innovation happens when people see a problem and are passionately committed to finding a solution that provides value. Join Susan as she talks with Nicholas Borsotto, the Manager for AI alliances at Lenovo, one of the biggest hardware manufacturers in the world. He is not a traditional corporate employee - Nicholas joined Lenovo to help innovators and startups to scale. Nicholas believes necessity is the mother of invention – sometimes times of crisis is where the greatest ideas are born. Even during this challenging economy, If you can provide value to others, do it now instead of waiting for when things might go back to normal. In this interview, Nicholas shares some of the obvious reasons startups fail. These mistakes will kill a startup faster than lack of funding. Some of these reasons include: The makeup of your founding team can cripple businesses. Undue pressure on technology being the answer to all problems. The disconnect between the startup community and client community. Nicholas believes necessity is the mother of invention – sometimes times of crisis is where the greatest ideas are born. Even during this challenging economy, if you can provide value to others, do it now instead of waiting for when things might go back to normal. Nicholas Borsotto is the WW Manager for AI Alliances at Lenovo, responsible for building their full-stack ecosystem of AI partners and ensuring their combined efforts translated into end-to-end AI deployments. Nicholas is a passionate Tech-onomist, always on the lookout for the trends spurring AI development and adoption. He is also the founder of Meetup Ai, one of Europe’s biggest networks for discussing practical AI, and a mentor for innovation organizations such as Applied Data incubator and Startup Bootcamp. Before joining Lenovo, he ran a boutique consulting company focused on ML Startups in Berlin, Germany. LinkedIn
41:38 09/26/2022
281. Interview with Avery Sly – How to Use Social Media to Attract More Customers by Providing the Information They are Searching For
In today's business world, it's more important than ever to have a strong presence on social media. As customers become increasingly tech-savvy, they're turning to social media to learn about new products and services. For businesses, having an active social media presence is essential to driving sales and staying competitive.  Marketing and social media expert Avery Sly shares her wisdom on the art of using Social Media to market your business even in the ever-changing economy.  Avery also shares the importance of blogging in creating searchable content to attract people to your products, service or offer. Not only does this increase brand awareness, but it also shows your audience that you're listening and caring about their needs. You can learn more about Avery at Avery Sly is a social media mogul - with over 100 million views on her Instagram Reels and over 400,000 followers on Tik Tok, she knows her stuff when it comes to the social media world. She started coaching small business owners in 2018 and has since helped many achieve success on social media. Avery graduated Magna cum Laude from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2020. Since then, she has worked as the marketing manager and director of brand development at Agency 8. In her role, she works alongside clients to help them turn their marketing goals into reality. Avery is also an avid writer and is currently studying at MIT for Artificial Intelligence and its Implications for Business Strategy. In her free time, Avery enjoys spending time with her cat Theo. Avery is an automotive enthusiast and an avid foodie who is always on the hunt for new recipes!
27:00 09/19/2022
280. Interview with Blaine Bartlett: International best-selling author of “Compassionate Capitalism” speaks to the unique soul that every business needs in order to have sustainable success
In this Episode, Susan interviews Blaine Bartlett, author of the number 1 international best-seller Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business.  He’s worked with entrepreneurs and leaders in many of the largest companies and organizations on the planet to change the way leadership is used to foster Compassionate Capitalism.   He shares that the purpose of business is not to make money, but rather uplift the experience of all living things on this planet.  If your business uplifts the experience of being alive, consumers will beat a path to your door.   He believes that every organization has a “soul” or spirit that is its founding source and knowing how to access and leverage this unique “soul” is a crucial key to sustainable success!   Blaine is a co-host of Office Hours with David Meltzer on Bloomberg TV, hosts the Soul of Business podcast and is featured in the TV series World’s Greatest Motivators, the movie and book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy as well as three TEDx talks and numerous podcasts. As CEO of Avatar Resources, a global leadership consultancy he founded in 1987, he’s worked with entrepreneurs and leaders in many of the largest companies and organizations on the planet to change the way leadership is used to foster Compassionate Capitalism. Website and social media links Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn YouTube   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
45:19 08/29/2022
279. Interview with David Perry: From Humble Beginnings to the $380M Exit of Gaikai and the Recent Launch of Carro - an E-Commerce Disruptor with 30K Shopify Brands
In this episode, Susan interviews David Perry, a 30-year veteran of the gaming industry. He started by making games just for fun – he had no idea there was any money to be made. His first game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, went on to be number one in the charts. He continued his path doing things “just for fun” and was also the creator of the popular games like the Matrix, Terminator and cult classic, Earthworm Jim. He started asking himself, if movies and music could be streamed, why not video games?  From that idea, he created Gaikai. David went on to sell Gaikai to Sony PlayStation for $380 million and that company has been instrumental in creating the livestream foundation for video gaming in the cloud. David is now the CEO of Carro, a new e-commerce partnership network used by over 30K Shopify brands with over 320M visitors a month. Carro ( helps brands with their e-commerce and sales by partnering with other brands in the network. David credits his success to having fun doing what he loves. You will ultimately find opportunity where you least expect it, and innovation through trying to build on that opportunity until you cannot beat it. Bio David Perry is the CEO of Carro, a new e-commerce partnership network used by over 30K Shopify brands. helps brands gain attention, sales, and new customers by partnering with other brands in the network. “The goal is to keep users on your store, adding all the things they need directly into your cart. Carro provides all the other products they want that you don’t currently sell.” Sony PlayStation acquired Perry’s previous company Gaikai to establish leadership in the future of streaming video games from the cloud. This service is called PlayStation Now. Follow David Perry Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Website   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
45:05 08/22/2022
278. Interview with Edgar Blazona - From a High School Dropout To Successful American Furniture Designer and 8-Figure Business Owner
In this episode, Susan Sly interviews Edgar Blazona, a serial entrepreneur and 8-figure furniture business success story. Edgar identified his passion for building furniture when he couldn’t afford furniture for his first apartment, so he built his own. Edgar knew he was born to be an entrepreneur, but he embraced his time in entry-level retail jobs to learn everything he could about business while making amazing connections. During his time in retail, he identified some opportunities that were not being met with customers looking for custom furniture. Doors continued to open for him because he constantly looked for opportunities to gain proximity to the people who could help him with his business. He learned the art of “give to get” where he focused on how he could offer value before asking for favours. With time, Edgar was able to get investors to provide him with the capital he needed to build his dream business, BenchMade Modern. In this interview, Edgar shares his advice for pitching a business to investors by using a phased roll-out to sharpen your skills and tighten your offer. Edgar believes in having a backup plan to help provide you with stability when building a business. It will allow you to mentally “bet the farm” in building the business of your dreams. There are highs and lows in being an entrepreneur and it takes a lot of focus to keep yourself balanced while riding the waves. He recommends you find a community of like-minded people to connect with to help you during your entrepreneurial journey!   Bio Edgar Blazona is a modernist American furniture designer and founder of wildly popular DTC sofa brand BenchMade Modern. A high school dropout, turned graffiti artist, turned serial entrepreneur, Edgar got his start in the furniture industry because of need: he was young and broke, and his first apartment didn’t have any furniture. Thus, he taught himself how to build some. Along with starting several (!) of his own companies, including Modular Dwellings – a prefab backyard shelter company, Edgar also sharpened his skills in the corporate world at Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. As he saw customers accustomed to waiting three months (and more!) for sofas and sectionals that realistically take only a few weeks to make, he realized there must be a better way and founded BenchMade Modern in 2015 to disrupt this norm. Connect with Edgar: Website Facebook Twitter Twitter   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
42:12 08/15/2022
277. Interview With Dave Selinger : Disrupting One Trillion Dollar Industry At A Time
In this interview with Dave Selinger, the mind behind the next BIG thing in home security – Deep Sentinel- we'll discuss how artificial intelligence is disrupting the trillion-dollar security industry and what he did to make it possible. David Selinger was an early employee at Amazon, working directly under Jeff Bezos. He led the R&D arm of Amazon’s data-mining and personalization team. He co-founded Redfin (now a multi-billion dollar company). He founded RichRelevance, a company that offers personalized shopping experiences for large retail brands, including Macy’s, Barneys New York, Office Depot, and others. Follow Dave Selinger Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Learn more about Dave   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
49:46 08/08/2022
276. What is Cryptocurrency and Blockchain? Interview with Cryptocurrency Expert, Richard Carthon
Cryptocurrency and blockchain are two of the most talked about technologies today. But what do they actually mean? In this episode, Richard Carthon, a crypto expert, explains cryptocurrency and blockchain in simple terms so that you can understand how they work. Richard Carthon is on a mission to bridge the gap between people who know nothing about cryptocurrency and blockchain with thought leaders in the space. His podcast, YouTube channel, and blog Crypto Current, was founded to give access to information to everyone on current events occurring in cryptocurrency and blockchain in a digestible way. He is the host of Crypto Current, which has released over 200 episodes to date. Richard is also a part of several cryptocurrency investment funds: 1) a cryptocurrency hedge fund called Crescent City Capital, 2) a cryptocurrency venture fund called Acacia Digital, and 3) a NFT fund called SVG Capital. Follow Richard Carthon Website Twitter Instagram LinkedIn   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn   The Information discussed and shared on Raw and Real Entrepreneurship is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. You should not make any decision, legal, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with an appropriate professional.
36:31 08/01/2022
275. How to Use Your Strengths and Innovation to Succeed in Business with Brennan Agranoff
In this episode, Brennan Agranoff, CEO of Hoopswagg, discussed how to take advantage of your talents and abilities to achieve success. He also pointed out the importance of innovating to create a successful business by finding ways to differentiate from competitors, which will make your product more appealing to the market.  ((An excerpt from our LIVE Only 4 Days Event) Brennan Agranoff has been founding companies since the age of seven but officially launched his first business, Hoopswagg, in 2013. He has since grown the business into seven-figure sales in only four years. Brennan was named the 2017 Baylor Teen Entrepreneur of the year for his work.  Brennan has been quoted and published in several national and international media outlets including CNN, The New York Times, and US News for his entrepreneurial advocacy.    Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn    
36:47 07/25/2022
274. How to Effectively Raise Money for Your Startup
The number one reason startups fail is a lack of cash flow.  There are many ways to raise funds for your startup. You could try to get a loan from the bank, or you could bring in angel investors or venture capitalists to invest in your company. But there is one thing all these sources of funding have in common: they want to see a good return on their investment. This episode talks about the importance of creating value for your investors and making sure your business is attractive to potential funders.  (Excerpt from Susan's keynote recorded live at the Weekend MBA Event) Susan Sly is a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, trainer and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and has been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds a Certificate in Management and Leadership with a focus in AI and Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT and is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists. Susan has built channel sales teams that have produced over $1.7 billion in sales. She is the Co-CEO, and cofounder, of Radius AI – a Silicon Valley and Phoenix-based AI company,  founder of The Femboss Incubator, and CEO of Crimson Phoenix Marketing. Follow Susan Sly Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Website   The Information discussed and shared on Raw and Real Entrepreneurship is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only.  You should not make any decision, legal, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with an appropriate professional.
45:53 07/18/2022
273. 10 Businesses You Can Start Under 500 - Interview with Diana Frerick
Diana Frerick, President of Agency 8, shares 10 businesses anyone can start for less than 500! She will give you some specific resources, websites and steps to help you get started. Diana has a strong business background, having owned her own multi-million dollar business and worked for Fortune 500 companies in sales, training, curriculum development, video production, graphic design and marketing. In 2017 Diana decided that digital marketing and business automation was her next adventure. From there she hooked up with Susan Sly who had a vision to create a new type of marketing agency for small businesses. Diana became President of Agency 8. Diana truly has a deep appreciation for small business owners having been in the trenches herself and has a passion to help them succeed. Follow Diana Frerick Website LinkedIn   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn   The Information discussed and shared on Raw and Real Entrepreneurship is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only.  You should not make any decision, legal, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with an appropriate professional.
32:12 07/11/2022
272. How She Sold 8000 Items in Year Number One on Etsy - Interview with Gina Mote
Starting your own Etsy shop can seem a little daunting, but Gina Mote did it and sold over 8000 items in her first year! In this interview, she shares some great tips on how to get started, including inviting people to your shop, making an initial investment, and using Facebook as a tool. Gina has worked from home for 35 years in various fields, creating several businesses from scratch in the craft field, including hand-painting clothing and creating an online scrapbook store over 20 years ago. She loved teaching classes and holding weekend retreats for as many as 60 crafters. Follow Gina Mote Website Facebook Etsy   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn    
33:59 07/04/2022
271. Unlock Your Superpower to Succeed with People Catalyst, Nick Cavuoto
Do you know your superpower? In business, as in life, it is essential to know what sets you apart and makes you unique. In this interview, Nick Cavuoto shared his journey to understanding his superpower and how it helped him achieve success. Nick Cavuoto is a people catalyst, brand strategist, and executive business consultant for today’s most influential brands. In addition to his accomplishments as a business consultant with Fortune 500 Companies like Verizon, Microsoft, and Paychex, Nick serves as an inspirational figure, activating the next generation of global leaders. Follow Nick: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn YouTube     Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn    
39:14 06/27/2022
270. What Makes a Company Investible - Interview with Serial Entrepreneur, John Cerasani
When considering whether or not to invest in a company, all investors look for a few important factors. We'll look at what those aspects are in this interview and how you can make your company more investible. John Cerasani is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author.  He shares his experiences to help the masses in the business and entrepreneurial landscape.   At the age of 27, John was featured in Crains 40 under 40, in his mid 30's he had a private equity exit for his insurance company.  He founded his early-stage VC firm Glencrest Global with a portion of those proceeds.   Follow John:  Instagram   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
35:02 06/20/2022
269. How to Shift Your Identity and Achieve Greater Success with International Speaker, Camilita Nuttall
Are you struggling to achieve success in your life?  If you want to achieve greater success in your life, then you need to start by shifting your identity. Too often we get stuck in a rut and don't believe that we can be or do anything different. But with the power of mindset, discipline, and consistency, you can achieve anything you set your mind to!  (Live event recording from UME 2022) The World’s 1 ‘Rock Star’ International Speaker, Camilita Nuttall is an Influencer, Founder & CEO of Event of Champions®, Multi-Millionaire Property Investor, Business & Wealth Coach, 7-Time Award-Winning Sales & Growth Expert, Entrepreneur, Author, Editor in Chief of Global Champions Magazine & Radio Show Host at The Camilita® Podcast. Follow Camilita: Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
49:52 06/13/2022
268. Interview Glenn Stearns: From Pain to Gain: Lessons Learned From Adversity
There's no escaping pain when it comes to achieving success. But if you're willing to make the necessary sacrifices, you can turn your failures into stepping stones for greater achievement.  In this episode, Glenn talks about the lessons he learned from his biggest challenges and how they've helped him become a successful entrepreneur. If you're looking to make a big change in your life, you need to be prepared to make sacrifices and take risks. Are you ready to leap into success? From underdog to Undercover Billionaire, Glenn Stearns is a rags-to-riches story that shows what can be accomplished with grit and determination. Glenn is known for his unrivaled track record for turning his vision and passion into reality through hard work, determination and grit. As a serial entrepreneur, Glenn is going back to his roots and is the Founder and CEO of Kind Lending, a new mortgage banker in the industry. He is creating a collaborative environment where individual input matters and having fun is mandatory. In 2019, Glenn starred in the television show, Undercover Billionaire, on the Discovery channel. The show featured the importance of team building, accountability, and perseverance.
60:16 06/06/2022
267. The Power of Storytelling in Business With Communications Guru, David JP Phillips
When you can tell a story that connects with people on an emotional level, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for your business. In this interview, David talked about the power of storytelling and how you can use it to create more value for your customers and clients. David JP Phillips is an international speaker, author, coach and a global authority on public speaking, communication and self-leadership. He has recently been awarded the number 8 in the world of Global Gurus in Communication. He is Best-known for his three TEDx-Talks, the first one being “How To Avoid Death By PowerPoint”, and “The Magical Science of Storytelling” - together accumulating over seven million views. Follow David Website Facebook Instagram  LinkedIn  YouTube    Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn    
25:46 05/30/2022
266. Turning A Side Hustle To A Multi-Million Dollar Business with Business Mentor, Jess Glazer
When it comes to business, two things are always true: you can't be afraid to pivot and you have to be constantly growing and scaling. In this episode, Jess Glazer shared how she turned her side hustle into a multi-million dollar business by doing just that. If you're looking to take your business to the next level, then this is for you! A former celebrity personal trainer and elementary school teacher, Jess turned her once “cute side hustle” into a multi-million dollar business in 2 years.  Since leaving her teaching job in 2017 she has hired a team of incredible heart-centred leaders, served hundreds of clients, helped create over 10 million dollars in revenue for those clients and is committed to helping 100 entrepreneurs create 7-figure impact-driven businesses (7 down, 93 to go!) As a result of donation/awareness, she and her husband built a school in Ghana, Africa with Pencils of Promise.  Follow Jess Facebook  Instagram    Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
45:56 05/23/2022
265. Why Entrepreneurs Should Write A Book - Interview with Author, Chana Mason
There are a lot of reasons why entrepreneurs should write a book.  Books can be used as lead magnets to attract more customers, they can act as a portfolio piece for potential clients, and they can help you position yourself as an expert in your field. But the best part is that writing a book is simple - you don't need to be an experienced writer or have gone to school for journalism. In this interview, you will learn how to get started and get some tips on how to write a book that will help you achieve your business goals. Through her Business Strategy and Life Coaching Practice, Chana Mason works with clients and students around the world, guiding them to clarify a vision for their lives, unravel the thought patterns that hold them back, and giving them the tools and support to actualize their dreams. Chana holds a BA in Theater and Engineering from Dartmouth College. After working for Bain & Co. management consulting in Sydney, she worked business development, technology, education, and graphic design. After mentoring others in the personal development for decades, she threw herself passionately into coaching and into sharing the tools for health and success she's gleaned and developed. She is the author of Hold That Thought, which teaches readers how to gain Clarity, Peace, and Joy, by gaining Mastery over their Thinking, The Size of Your Dreams, a novel which teaches tools for Manifesting your Dreams; and The Cash Machine, a tale of Passion, Persistence, and Financial Independence. Follow Chana Mason Website Facebook YouTube   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn  
30:27 05/16/2022
264. Why Business Is All About Creating Relationships with Sales Strategist Charlie Cina
Business is all about creating relationships. It is not about pushing a product or service on someone; it's about developing trust and understanding so that you can provide what the customer actually needs. In this interview, Charlie and I talked about the importance of relationships in business and how to create them. Charlie Cina captivates his audiences and teaches them how to master the right mindset, missions, and moves to reach their personal potential to drive massive revenue. Through his writings, speaking, and consulting, he has built a vast group of followers known as Disciples of Sales. Charlie believes that the ability to present and persuade are necessary life skills that everyone needs to succeed. He will teach you that your primary responsibility in business is to expose your brand, expose your products, expose your services, and expose your solutions to build long-lasting revenue relationships.  Follow Charlie Cina     Facebook Twitter Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
33:36 05/09/2022
263. The Power of Hope in Difficult Times with Ziglar Inc. CEO, Tom Ziglar
When times are tough, it's easy to lose hope.  But the truth is, hope is one of the most powerful things we have.  It can be incredibly strong and can help us get through even the most difficult challenges. Watch now for a dose of inspiration and encouragement!  (Show excerpt from live event recording of The Summit of Hope Seminar) As CEO of Ziglar Inc., Tom Ziglar shares not only a last name with his father, Zig Ziglar, but he also carries on his philosophy, which is simply, You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough people get what they want. Prior to being named CEO, Tom began his career in retail and direct sales. He joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987, learning every aspect of the business as he climbed from working in the warehouse, to sales, to seminar promotion, to sales management and then on to leadership.
10:57 05/02/2022
262. What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur With Multipreneur Todd Randall
What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? What skills do you need, and what personality traits should you have?  Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. It takes guts, resilience and a lot of other qualities that are hard to come by in one person.   In this interview, Todd talked about his journey from being an employee to a serial entrepreneur. He talked about the skills you need, the challenges you may face, as well as some hints on how to find the right people for your business. Todd Randall, the eight-time CEO and business coach from rural Florida, found that running a business can lead you to an early grave if you let it.  He set out to build a business enterprise that worships freedom more than money, and somehow ended up with both.  This is the story of how a man set a crazy goal for himself, to learn to play polo and travel the world indulging that passion, and then worked persistently until he achieved it.   His businesses have included spas, gyms, operations consulting, business brokerage, construction and wholesale companies.  His latest and proudest venture is a thriving business coaching practice where he enthusiastically shares his experience with budding entrepreneurs. Follow Todd Randall Facebook LinkedIn    Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
40:05 04/25/2022
261. From Wall Street to Dream Business: How Jess Feldman Made The Leap
What's your dream business? How do you get there?  Jess Feldman had a successful career on Wall Street and was living the life. Until one day, he realized what he really wanted to do. In this interview, Jess shares his story of how he made the leap from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur. Jess spent most of his life surrounded by art – his parents began collecting in the 1970s just as a core group of today’s established artists was emerging.   Jess initially chose a career in finance even as his interest in art remained ever-present. After 17 years on Wall Street, becoming a trusted advisor, understanding markets and his clients’ objectives, he left to follow his passion. In 2014, Jess joined his mom, Suzanne Feldman, to form SJFeldman Art Advisory, combining Suzanne's 30-plus years of art market expertise with Jess's art and investment acumen. Website   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
33:45 04/18/2022
260. Overcoming Self-sabotage with Human Potential Expert, Mia Hewett
Do you know what Self-sabotage is?  Self-sabotage is when we do things that undermine our success. It's a pattern of behavior that many people experience, and it can be difficult to break. It can be anything from procrastination to sabotaging relationships or even our happiness. In this interview, Mia talks about what she learnt over the years and shares some expert tips for overcoming self-sabotage. Mia Hewett is the Founder and CEO of Aligned Intelligence®, the best-selling author of Meant For More: Stop Secretly Struggling and Be A Force To Be Reckoned With, and an expert on the topic of human potential. For 24 years Mia owned and operated a multi-million dollar company, but deep down, she knew she was “Meant for More.” Now Mia helps entrepreneurs from around the world who also know they are “Meant for More” stop struggling and make six and seven-figure leaps in their business using her Aligned Intelligence Method®.    Follow Mia Website Facebook Instagram   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
31:59 04/11/2022
259. Dramatic Change in M&A with Founder and CEO of M&A Science, Kison Patel
What do you need to know about M&A in order to be successful?  In this episode, Kison Patel, Founder, and CEO of M&A Science discusses the dramatic changes he and his team want to happen in the world of M&A by aligning teams to work together around the same priorities for a successful deal. Kison Patel is the Founder and CEO of M&A Science, with a passion to drive the M&A industry forward. He was an M&A advisor for ten years in which he sold larger companies such as commercial banks and hotel chains. In 2012, he noticed teams lacked efficient technology to manage deals and created DealRoom, an M&A lifecycle management platform. In 2016, he started the M&A Science podcast devoting his time to creating a platform where all the best practitioners could share their best practices and lessons learned from real-life deals. Kison then created The M&A Science Academy in 2020 to offer step-by-step training to those looking to master M&A featuring courses created by top-level practitioners. Through developing technology, educational content, and industry training, Kison aims to bring better practices to an industry with growing market pressures, transaction values, and competition. Connect with Kison  Website   Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn    
39:28 04/04/2022
258. From Employee to Business Owner: The Leap That Paid Off — Interview with SLEPT Founder and CEO, Tiffany Paul
Making the jump from employee to business owner can be daunting, but it's also incredibly rewarding. In this interview, we'll explore Tiffany Paul's story, who made the leap and found success. Learn from her journey and find out what you need to do to make the jump yourself! Tiffany Paul is a former unfulfilled corporate employee spending 10 years with Procter & Gamble before leaving her 6-figure salary and taking the leap to full-time entrepreneur. She is the host of the Dream Life podcast, a platform that empowers listeners to chase down big dreams and redefine success for themselves. Tiffany currently resides in southern California with her husband of nine years and their two children, ages 3 and 4.   Connect with Tiffany: Instagram Website   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn
30:47 03/28/2022
257. Ignoring the Critics and Following your Truth to Success with Positive Psychology Expert, Niyc Pidgeon
A lot of people will tell you what you shouldn't do. And many people will tell you what they think is the best course for your life. But if we all listened to that, there would be no one in this world doing anything because everyone's right and wrong at some point or another.   When starting a business, it's natural to feel the pressure of what others say. But to achieve success, you have to tune out the noise and stay true to your vision.   Known as 'The Girl Who Made Elon Musk Cry', Niyc Pidgeon is a leader with a high-level network of clients and business friends, Niyc supports coaches to grow 6 & 7- figure Coaching Businesses Online and her clients have generated over 22 million dollars in the last five years.   Connect with Niyc: Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube   Connect With Susan: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn    
37:44 03/21/2022
256. The True Value of Authenticity - An Interview with Human Behavior and Leadership Development Authority, Dr. John Demartini
In a world where everything is constantly changing, the one thing that remains constant is the need for authenticity. To create sustainable and fair exchange in business, we must first understand the value of authenticity. When we give and receive from a place of authenticity, we create something truly valuable. Let's talk about what authenticity means in the business world and how to create sustainable, fair exchange relationships with your customers, employees, and partners. Dr. John Demartini is considered one of the world's leading human behavior and leadership development authorities. He is the founder of the global education organization the Demartini Institute, which has over 72 courses on self-development, life mastery and leadership in its extensive curriculum. 
55:32 03/14/2022
255. Eliminating Inefficiency in the World One Step at a Time with Project 10K Founder, Jared Yellin
Are you looking to make a difference in the world?  There are many ways to impact, but one of the most important is eliminating inefficiency. In this interview, we explore how one step can create significant change. Join us as we discuss ways to make a difference and be a changemaker! Jared Yellin is the founder of Project 10K. He's a non-technical tech founder who found a way to scale his original tech company with ZERO dollars invested to over 40,000 paying users from around the world declared a moonshot in April of 2020. "I will build, scale, and sell 10,000 tech companies in 10 years." This moonshot has been heard far and wide as some of the most influential people in the tech industry are yearning to play a role. Project 10K will democratize the tech industry by creating an even playing field for all.  
41:15 03/07/2022
254. How to Keep the Hustle Alive in Tough Times - Interview with Megan Huber
How do you keep the hustle alive when things seem to be going wrong, and you feel like giving up? In this interview, we talk about keeping the hustle alive in tough times. Burnout is a common issue for entrepreneurs, but it doesn't have to be that way. You can learn how to manage your time and energy to stay productive and focused even when things are tough. Watch this video for some great tips on how to remain resilient, find your inner strength, and get back in the game. Megan Huber is a Business Growth Strategist, empowering 6-figure established entrepreneurs to become 7-figure leaders and CEOs in a way that enhances their quality of life. As the former Director for an international coaching and online training company where she helped launch, develop, and run multi-million dollar coaching programs, Megna's business methodology incorporates timeless 7-figure strategic business growth principles combined with a relationship-based approach built on the stable foundation of trust, authenticity, and integrity. In a sea of coaches and online mentors who teach theory, Megan is highly focused on action, experience, implementation, and sustainable results. She's well-known for teaching from a place of living and being what she teaches.
48:38 02/28/2022
253. Turning Crisis Into Opportunity with Real Estate and CRE Technology Investor, Jon Schultz
In life, we all go through tough times. But it's how we react to those tough times that determines our success. So if you are looking for some inspiration, this interview is for you. Let's talk about how you can turn a crisis into an opportunity and why having a positive mentor in your life is crucial. A real estate and CRE technology investor, Jon Schultz has combined his passions for both real estate and technology. He is Co-Founder, and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities, LLC., with partner John Saraceno, Jr. Onyx has become one of the most diversified and active real estate investment, management, development, and property service organizations in the New York metro market. Jon leads investor capital-raising initiatives for the Onyx Phalanx Funds and strategic planning, real estate technology development, and overall investment strategy. As a serial blogger and authentic public speaker, Jon has helped foster a new culture of tech-savviness and awareness in commercial real estate. Sharing his thoughts and experiences in everything from mentorship to real estate technologies, Jon's weekly blogs and often outspoken social media feed, have landed him on numerous "Top Influencer" lists in both the real estate and CRE tech spaces.
34:40 02/21/2022