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Winners, Wallets, and Worldviews

In this Podcast series, Aaron J. Armstrong interviews expert business leaders, military leaders, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and world class performers to motivate listeners to #besomebody by learning insights on business, leadership, and life.


Episode 154 - Tyler Wright Million Under 30
Tyler Wright is a 28 year old millionaire and built his wealth in sales and real estate investing. This episode gives young people a straightforward path to building a million dollar net worth in their twenties. Additionally, Tyler lays out a path that does not require luck, chance, or high amounts of personal risk. Tyler details his path to wealth in his early twenties and shares practical steps on how it can be duplicated for others to attempt. Tyler's Links: Aaron J. Armstrong Links: The Venture Project: https://www.theventureprojectoshkosh....
59:24 07/20/2022
Episode 153 - Noble Gibbens, EQ, Emotional Intelligence
Noble is a West Point Graduate, Veteran, and host of the popular podcast EQ Gangster.  Noble develops leaders by teaching them how to get their emotions working FOR them, rather than against them.  Today's episode offers listeners practical tips to stopping letting your emotions control you & start using them to make you a more empathetic and effective decision maker. More about Noble & his podcast: More about Aaron Armstrong: More about The Venture Project:  
63:04 07/11/2022
Episode 152 - Tyson Koska, FinTech, Helicopter Pilot
Tyson Koska is a veteran, helicopter pilot, and the founder and CEO of – a unique long-term Financial Planning tool designed to be EASY enough for consumers, but POWERFUL enough for Pros.  Tyson details his accounts of thriving in in financial market and relevant takeaways from his leadership experience in the military and as an entrepruner.   More about Tyson and OnTrajectory: More about Aaron Armstrong:  
53:31 07/07/2022
Episode 151 - Ryan Goral, M&As, ETAs
Ryan has an extensive 15 years of experience focused on working with small businesses. In addition to providing creative financing solutions, Ryan’s expertise is centered in adding value to entrepreneurs and executives with all aspects of executing their organization’s growth and mergers and acquisitions strategies.   More about Ryan: More about Aaron:
51:03 06/28/2022
Episode 150 - Craig Culver, Founder of Culver's Restaurants
On this episode of The Local Legends podcast, a subseries of Winners, Wallets & Worldviews Podcast, we feature Craig Culver, founder of the famous custard and butter burger restaurant chain "Culver's." Sauk City restaurateurs and husband and wife team George and Ruth Culver started their fast-food careers as the owners of an A&W on Phillips Boulevard (U.S. Highway 12) in 1961. In 1968, they purchased a resort-styled restaurant at Devil's Lake called The Farm Kitchen. Their son, Craig Culver, worked for a local McDonald's right out of college in 1973. After selling their restaurants and quitting their jobs, George, Ruth, Craig and his former wife Lea opened the first Culver's Frozen Custard and ButterBurgers on July 18, 1984. Craig led the company from its inception until 2015. In October 2017, Culver's sold a minority share to Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Atlanta. The Culver family retains majority ownership. This episode details Craig's early life, business journey, and heartfelt reflection on challenges and sacrifices he had to make to keep the business alive.   Follow us on Social: - Facebook: - Instagram: - Linkedin: - Tiktok: Websites: - The Venture Project - https://www.theventureprojectoshkosh.... - Culvers' - - Aaron J. Armstrong -
64:19 04/18/2022
Episode 149 - John Bergstrom, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Compassion
John Bergstrom is an award winning CEO, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. John is native to Northeast Wisconsin and shares his inspirational journey as a restaurateur, hotelier, and, eventually founding his largest company, Bergstrom Automotive, one of the largest car dealerships in the midwestern United States. John discusses stories and tips that he has learned from his personal experiences as well as tips learned from his elite network of business leaders and professional athletes. The Local Legends Podcast is brought to you by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and the Venture Project. To Learn more about the Venture Project visit: To Learn more about the Oshkosh Chamber visit:
60:01 03/29/2022
Episode 148 - Sen. Ron Johnson (FULL) National Issues Facing Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is featured on the business podcast Local Legends, which is a subseries of Winners, Wallets, and Worldviews Podcast Senator Johnson shares stories of his upbringing, issues facing our future business climate, and advice for professionals. This raw and uncut interview features candidate discussion of issues facing entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Local Legends Podcast is brought to you by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and the Venture Project. To Learn more about the Venture Project visit: To Learn more about the Oshkosh Chamber visit: To Learn more about Senator Johnson and his campaign visit:
59:43 03/14/2022
Episode 147 - Hornswoggle, WWE, Entrepreneurship
It was a fun afternoon getting to know this weeks legend, Dylan Postl, on the Local Legends Podcast! Some of you may also recognize him as WWE star, Hornswoggle. Dylan Postl (Hornswoggle) is an American professional wrestler, actor, and comedian. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name "Hornswoggle." Dylan has founded multiple business ventures in the areas of professional wrestling entertainment. He is author of his autobiography “Life is Short and So Am I,” which inspirationally details his life as an underdog chasing the dream of professional wrestling. Dylan was born and raised in Oshkosh and has a profound love for this city where he currently resides and operates ACW Wisconsin, a professional wrestling gym, with his two best friends. He talked about his career with WWE as well as his entrepreneurial journey and his book "Life Is Short and So Am I," which you can purchase here: Those who are interested in attending one of his local and highly-attended live professional wrestling events can visit: Thank you, Dylan! Learn more about the Venture Project at: Learn more about the Oshkosh Chamber at:
64:51 03/14/2022
Episode 146 - Jack Pelton CEO of EAA FMR CEO of Cessna
Jack Pelton is the CEO of EAA and former CEO of Cessna.  Jack is a pilot, strategist, and thought leader.  Today, we talk about business strategy, the future of aviation, and what it means to have entrepreneurial spirit.    Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce: The Venture Project: https://www.theventureprojectoshkosh.... EAA and more about Jack Pelton: More about A.J. Armstrong:
52:56 12/16/2021
Episode 145 - TJ Rodgers Billion Dollar Entrepreneur
T.J. Rodgers is a world renowned entrepreneur, inventor, scientist, philanthropist, and scholar. He is the founder of Cypress Semiconductor and former founding CEO of over 34 years. TJ has dozens of awards in business and academia. He has over a dozen patents as an inventor and engineer. He has publicly been featured in various national media outlets on topics such as technology, business, and politics. More on TJ: More on A.J.:
83:31 10/26/2021
Episode 144 - C-Suite Marketing with Drew Neisser
AJ interviews Drew Neisser, Drew is often ranked among the top 25 CMO influencers and as a B2B influencer by Gartner, DemandBase, IBM, Salesforce, Pega, and Adobe/Marketo. He has been a featured marketing expert on ABC News, CBS Radio, iHeart Radio and Tony Robbins’ podcast among many others. More on Drew: More on A.J.:   lRNRvlcwabPf9KVtPbp4  
49:22 10/24/2021
Episode 143 - Efficient Marketing, Passion, and Start-ups with Justin Nassiri
Justin is a serial entrepreneur, funded by Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt, whose products have been used by 40+ Fortune 500 companies and 50M+ users. Justin is a marketing technology expert and founder of, which turns a podcast episode into 3-months of social media content. Justin earned an MBA from Stanford and is a U.S. Navy Veteran with five years of experience onboard nuclear submarines. He has 20 years of business and leadership experience at Bay Area tech companies. Justin has been a presenter at SXSW and Stanford University and has been featured in Inc. Magazine, TechCrunch, Business Insider and more. Justin Nassiri: Aaron Armstrong:  
44:10 10/24/2021
Episode 142 - Leading Your Business to INC 300 with Jeremy Parker
Today we discuss business and entrepreneurship with Jeremy Parker.  Jeremy is a creative, film producer, entrepreneur, and business personality.  He's been named Crain’s NY 40 under 40 and his companies have been placed INCs 500 of fastest growing companies. His products and services have been used by Facebook, Google, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and Tik Tok. Jeremy: AJ:
36:05 10/24/2021
Episode 141 - Balancing Business and Family with Ryan Braves
AJ talks family and business with Ryan Raves, a a serial entrepreneur married with 3 young children.  He's obsessed with success, growth and contribution. His company, ASCENSION by design is focused on building better men and helping married businessmen and entrepreneurs grow their businesses without neglecting the people that are most important to them. More about Ryan: More about A.J.:
43:30 10/24/2021
Episode 140 - Getting Published with Jesse Krieger
AJ talks with Jesse Krieger founder of Lifestyle Entrepreneur Press.  Additionally, he's featured on over 50 media outlets for his best-selling book Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Jesse has been an entrepreneur his entire adult life and holds degrees from University of California, Berkeley, as well as National Taiwan University and Beijing Normal University. Jesse's Information: A.J.'s Information:  
45:50 10/24/2021
Episode 139 - Remote Work with Brian Roland
AJ talks with Brian Roland a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Abenity, the 6x Inc. 5000 Company that’s powering corporate perks for top brands including U.S. Bank and Mastercard. And while Abenity provides millions of subscribers with private discounts, the company’s social mission is ighting extreme poverty with every program they deliver. Brian's Website: AJ's Website:
28:40 10/24/2021
Episode 138- Nick Wingo Overcoming Adversity and PTSD
Our guest today is a firefighter, first-responder, paramedic, a father, a podcast host, and a best-selling book author of ‘Building Grit’, joining us from Denver, Colorado, Nick Wingo. Listen in as he shares about his journey, his unique perspective of life having to deal with PTSD. An inspiring story for the community to help people understand how it is and what it takes to build grit in overcoming PTSD. A.J.'s Website: More about Nick Wingo: Book - Building Grit Instagram - @building_grit Facebook - Grit Wins
33:25 09/10/2021
Episode 137 - David Garofalo is Bitcoin better than Gold?
Mr. Garofalo has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors of the Company since August 2020. Mr. Garofalo has worked in various leadership capacities in the natural resources sector over the last 30 years. Prior to joining the Company, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Goldcorp Inc., a gold production company headquartered in Vancouver, until its sale to Newmont Corporation in April 2019. Prior to that, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hudbay Minerals Inc. from 2010 to 2015, where he presided over that company’s emergence as a leading metals producer. Previously, he held various senior executive positions with mining companies, including Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Agnico-Eagle Limited from 1998 to 2010 and as treasurer and other various finance roles with Inmet Mining Corporation from 1990 to 1998. He was named Mining Person of the Year by The Northern Miner in 2012 and Canada’s Chief Financial Officer of the Year by Financial Executives International Canada in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants in Canada and a Certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.   More on A.J.: More about David:
40:26 08/04/2021
Episode 136 - David Wood on Why Personal Growth Matters
Here in today’s episode we have David Wood, a laser focused, high performance coach, afterlife as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 Companies, built the world’s largest coachingbusiness, becoming #1 on Google for “life coaching”. David talks about theShiny ObjectSyndrome, some of his life experiences, an upcoming podcast show, and how personal growthmatters in your business. An interesting listen if you want to take your business to the next level. A.J.'s Website: More about David Wood:  
48:06 07/13/2021
Episode 135 - Grief Management with Rachel Tenpenny
After experiencing serious tragedy almost a dozen years ago, Rachel Tenpenny shares her grief story.  Years later, she founded the organization Hungry for Healing which can help your or loved ones take the first step toward healing after loss and discover the grief.  Crushing the myths you might not even realize are keeping you suck in your pain and the truths that will set you free to heal. A.J.'s Website: Rachel's Website:  
44:24 07/07/2021
Episode 134 - Mikey Moran
Mikey Moran is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Private Label Extensions, a hair extension and technology company helping entrepreneurs launch and manage their brands, ranked number 278 of the Inc. 5000 and the number one fastest-growing beauty business in the country by Cosmetic Business. Mikey has been featured on ABC, Fox, CBS, and CNBC, and in Forbes and Entrepreneur, among others. He is also the co-host of the podcast Hair Biz Radio and the founder of the influencer platform Beauty Clout.   More about A.J.:   More about Mikey:   IG:   FB:
57:24 07/07/2021
Episode 133 - Visual Marketing and Media with Alec Watson
Today, A.J. brings on advertising legend and award winning music and video producer Alec Watson as they discuss the creative nuances of visual storytelling, media marketing, and advertising in a dynamic business climate.    More about A.J.: More about Alec:
69:41 07/06/2021
Episode 132- Mitche Graf
A.J. talks with Mitche Graf a serial entrepreneur, motivator, and author.  This episode discusses strategies and techniques to master your self, start a business, and stay focused for the long term.   More about A.J.: More about Mitche:      
51:04 06/07/2021
Episode 131 - David H. Petraeus
This episode features sound bits from The Black and Gold Summit which is an exclusive real estate conference for West Point Real Estate investors.   A.J. interviews David H. Petraeus, former Director of the CIA, Former CENTCOM commander, and current partner with KRR global investment company.   *WARNING* The audio clips from David Petraeus were damaged during recording and may be difficult to hear.  Best to listen with headphones or with subtitles/captions available. Still worth listening to because of a great conversation! Find more about A.J.:   Find out more about the Black and Gold Summit (West Point Graduates only):    
64:52 06/07/2021
Episode 130- The Future of Medicine with Dr. Jack Kruse
Dr. Jack Kruse discusses with A.J. a look at health and wealth with a crypto lens.  They discuss many of the current issues with the modern day medical system and some practical and interesting tactics that can be used to improve ones health and longevity.  Dr. Jack Kruse is a world renown Neurosurgeon that educates medical doctors across the globe on "decentralizng" medicine and using reason and their backgrounds to critically analyze studies to improve the lives of others in the realm of health.  Dr. Kruse's links:    IG: @drjackkruse   A.J.'s Links:   IG: @aaronarmstrong33
61:13 05/06/2021
Episode 129 - Self Reliance with Todd Lamb
Todd Lamb is an investor, Veteran, and former SWAT member.  Today, we dig into the attributes that make for a successful entrepreneur.  We learn how Todd pulled experiences from adversity and applied them throughout all facets of life which led to the successful start-up of multiple high profile companies.    Todd Lamb: Aaron Armstrong:    
45:55 03/27/2021
Episode 128 - How to Reverse Age with Orest the Old Guy
Today we hosted Orest The Old Guy.  Orest used to be a periodontal regenerative surgeon but in June 2018 he left his 33-year career as a periodontist. Now he is a 68 year old podcaster at , internet marketer, and government certified Old Guy,  in his new found home,  Las Vegas, NV with his wife. They are empty nesters with two college age children. Orest spends a lot of time in the anti-aging space interviewing doctors and scientists on cutting edge medical therapies. He has interviewed experts on Testosterone Optimization, Erectile Dysfunction, Vaginal Deterioration/Rejuvenation, Menopause and Hot Sex. He shares that with his tribe “Helping Older Guys Create Kick Ass Lives for Themselves and Those They Love”.   Find out more about Orest:   More about A.J.:    
51:01 03/25/2021
Episode 127 - Grant Bledsoe Financial Tips for Small business
Today we discuss small business financial tips from expert financial advisor and investor Grand Bledsoe.  Grant is a CFP, and holds a BS in Applied Economics from Ithaca College.  He also has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Ithaca College. Grant and A.J. discuss practical and different strategies that small business owners can employer in pursuit of financial freedom.    Contact Grant:   Contact Aaron:    
48:49 03/24/2021
Episode 126- How to Communicate Like a Pro with Stu Massengill
In today's episode, hear from a Tony Robbins Trainer and Communications Expert that has worked with starts such as Rob Dyrdek and Shaun White shares how to effectively interact and communicate with people like a pro. Stu helps others find their passion in life through his podcast and free book and shares his tips and tricks with us in this episode!   Contact Stu: Website 5 Steps to Meeting Anyone You Desire Instagram Facebook Podcast: Finding Direction
55:45 12/21/2020
Episode 125- Supplement Your Income and Find a Side Hustle with Nick Loper
Nick Loper, creator of Side Hustle Nation, gives tactical tips and advice to learn about different ideas to supplement your income. Nick is a TedX speaker, an Amazon author, hosts the podcast The Side Hustle Show, and entrepreneur supporting others who seek to add a little more financial freedom and security to their lives.   Connect with Nick: Website- LinkedIn- Facebook- Twitter- YouTube- Amazon author Podcast: The Side Hustle Show 
51:40 12/09/2020