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We are all experiencing the reverberations from the most catastrophic pandemic in the last 100 years. And, for most of us, this isn’t the first “Category 5-level” event we’ve endured. We will talk with successful entrepreneurs, senior leaders, and personal wellness experts who will share stories of the challenges they have encountered and the tools they use to become invincible in their lives and businesses in any weather. Find out how you, too, can shore up your business and your life so that you can come through these “storms” to reach clear skies and calm seas and thrive!
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Frank Agin - Frank Agin is president of AmSpirit Business Connections, which empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become successful through networking. He also hosts the Networking Rx podcast, which has insights and interviews related to better business relationships. Finally, Frank is the author of several books, including Foundational Networking.
Linda M. Lopeke - Linda M. Lopeke (pronounced Low Peck) helps digital business owners grow their confidence, professional expertise, reputation, recognition and income by showing them how to eliminate obstacles to business success and maximize cash flow through strategic marketing so they can get their best work out into the world.
Linda is a distinguished leading expert in business development, marketing, and management, and the Founder of the award-winning SMARTSTART programs. Since 1982, she’s served as a consultant to the world’s most successful companies, and as an educator and mentor to multiple successful entrepreneurs and esteemed thought leaders.
Natasha Zuvela - Represented billion dollar brands such as Virgin Money, MTV, Bonds, XXXX Gold and most recently Citi Bank on national television commercials. Natasha had the #1 rated MTV show for 3 years running, which was broadcast in both Australia & Europe to over 60 million viewers When the world famous Steve Irwin passed away, Australia Zoo hired Natasha Zuvela to takeover Steve’s hosting of the live Crocoseum shows. Natasha had to entertain 5,000 people while being locked inside a crocodile enclosure with 500 kilogram salt water crocodiles and with 20 snakes crawling at her feet. Natasha now combines her extensive experience in representing billion dollar brands on television, with her love for empowerment and making difference. Her exclusive VIDEO MASTERY training programs are now helping so many people get their message to a global audience and attract more clients by learning how to present powerfully on camera and create compelling videos.
Here is a link to Natasha’s FREE 3 part Video Confidence Secrets: http://bit.ly/VideoConfidenceVM
Marsh Engle - Marsh Engle is a pioneer and leading authority in the field of women's success, bridging creative authority and achievement. A multi-published author, founder of THE AMAZING WOMAN NATION, creator of the AMAZING WOMAN LEGACY book series and award-winning entrepreneur, her work and multi-decade research promotes practices that lead women to succeed with influence and impact.
Christina Sjahali - Christina Sjahli is an On-Demand Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who is obsessed with the magic of numbers and the story they tell that helps entrepreneurs build a better business. She will show you how to untangle the financial story in your business so you can create a business that fuels the life you want to live without the expense of hiring a full-time CFO.
She is also the host of Her CEO Journey: The Business Finance Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs where she asks her guests to share the good, the bad and the truth about the money they have made or lost and recovered as entrepreneurs and inspire other women entrepreneurs to achieve financial equality.
Victoria Mehren - Victoria is an Investment Associate at Expert Dojo; she has over ten years of experience in investment, due diligence, financial analysis, strategic planning, and business development in various industries, including Sensor & Technology, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Asset Management, Private Equity, and Venture Capital Industries in the UK, US, and Europe. Since 2018, she has been investing, mentoring, and advising women entrepreneurs in their journey.
Maya Rizkallah - Maya Rizkallah received her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut, with training and professional experience with Beirut Graphics, Millennium Develop-ment, Fabrica (Italy) and Tarek Atrissi Design (Netherlands), in addition to an extensive free-lance work experience. Over thirteen years ago, she became a full-time volunteer with the Isha Foundation as a yoga instructor, and grew to teach programs across India, Europe, UK, the US, Middle East, Mauritius, Singapore and Malaysia. She has over 12 years experience teach-ing Inner Engineering courses and advanced programs with Isha Foundation.
Fernanda Carapinha - Fernanda Carapinha is a serial media/tech entrepreneur, former senior entertainment executive, executive producer and writer, with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment/technology business. Fernanda’s deep experience and insight both in the creative entertainment/media business of content development, production, distribution, and promotion, as well as in the data science/soAware business, has afforded her a unique perspective that has enabled her to be ahead of the curve in the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries. Carapinha is the founder and CEO of 4Digital (4Digital.com) and 4Digital Entertainment (4digitalentertainment.com), two Los Angeles based companies at the heart of the content/technology movement as well as the founder of WE Global (womenentrepreneurs.global), an innovation studio for women entrepreneurs, launching this summer.
Josh Tapp - Josh has worked with over 500 entrepreneurs helping them build audiences of 1,000 paying fans. As host of The Lucky Titan Podcast, Josh has worked with entrepreneurs across the globe helping them leverage masterminds to enhance customer engagement, and to build real and lasting trust with their audiences.
Adam Farfan - Exemplifying a world-class lifestyle, Adam is passionate about leading others to transform into remarkably successful leaders too, including celebrities, pro-athletes, non-Profit organizations, 500 INC CEOs, Forbes Rated Companies.
Cutting-edge expertise, an impeccable track record, & love for developing others, Adam delivers one-of-a-kind premiere online financial coaching dedicated to teaching clients across the world strategic implementation strategies that make Adam one of the most well-respected industry legends.
Good News Only Guy – Mike will talk about how a positive winning attitude has propelled him through 20 marathons, including 9 Boston Marathons; several successful entrepreneurial ventures; spearheaded 2 bankruptcy bailouts; numerous board positions; mentoring entrepreneurs; currently President of a very large swimwear company, Swim USA’s, Backflips Inc. Division; created a trading program called “Believe & Achieve;” leading with love and togetherness – using his sports background he helps people get where they want to go so that they can win with people not without them!
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Frank Agin, author and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, talks with author and hurricane survivor Christine Perakis on strategies for utilizing relationships to survive the storms of life.
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Your expertise is also helping people grow their business fast, and I’m sure people would love to hear some tips on what you recommend around that. I know you’re big on defining the target market.
Like they say, we’re meant to serve who we are. We have to create an avatar in being able to understand who is our target market. We can start from within, that’s how I came to do what I do now. Because we started a business that went from 100% equity funding to a $10 million a year company in four years and employed 160 people. If I knew then what I know now I was so ill equipped to run a company of 160 on an ongoing way, which wasn’t my goal, ultimately, but in the throes of it, the growth of that level can be a Category 5 situation. I’m trying to keep the balls in the air. People have needs. Things have to happen. I felt as though I didn’t have somebody that I had known that path that I was on. Someone who had run a successful multimillion-dollar business, and could be in my corner to support me. Help me see through objective lens what I couldn’t see because I was in it.I couldn’t talk to my partner in that because he was out generating the business, brilliant biz dev guy. I couldn’t talk to anyone on my team. Having that support goes back to what I talked about in the book, becoming your storm warrior. We all know what a warrior is. We’re generally protecting our tribes, our communities, and our foe is somebody who’s equally doing the same thing. We have the same mission. When a Category 5 situation happens, its events are beyond our control. We have to start by recognizing where we’re vulnerable.
In my business, I didn’t want people to know that I didn’t have all the answers or that I might not know how to be a great leader at that time. When I went home alone, that night before the hurricane struck, I was thinking, I’m a boat captain, a professional rescuer in my past. I always have it together. People pay me well to have all the answers. I was complacent. The number one rule of seamanship is complacency kills. I didn’t recognize or acknowledge my vulnerabilities and that’s what being a storm warrior requires. Understanding where you’re vulnerable and asking for help where you need it, so that you can be of service to your tribe.
I love that line. Be your own storm warrior. I have two questions around this expertise you have in helping businesses grow. The first one is, what recommendations do you have for people regarding their competition? Should they be aware of what the competition is marketing or stay focused on their progress or somewhere between?
What we want to be doing at all times is innovating where we can. Never sit back complacency. If we’re seeing our competition doing that, and we’re sitting back counting our money because things are going well, then we’re missing that boat and we will become obsolete. I work with tech startups quite often and I mentor at incubators and I tell them, “You’re going to be where you’ll need to go big and fast, but create a plan for a long-term legacy company. Someone’s going to come in six months and do it better, faster, more well-financed than you. If you’re not prepared for that, then you’re going to be sunk.” Understanding that we’re going to have to create something. Continue to create, continue to innovate.
It is true because you realize that you’re not alone in your problem. When you isolate yourself, you think, “I’m the only one that has this problem,” and then you’re like, “Everyone else is struggling with cash flow not being consistent.” Whatever the issue is. It’s such an a-ha moment you realize, “If somebody else has figured this out, maybe I don’t have to reinvent the wheel.”
That goes back to that secret shame. I’m guilty of it, I raise my hand high. It’s that idea of, “I don’t want anyone to think I don’t have it all together, or that I haven’t had a straight shot to whatever successes I’m at the moment. That it was always easy or I always had all the answers.” I had this bizarre attachment to feeling like I had to be perfect, and nobody is.
Join me with Scott Aaron, marketer extraordinaire, as we talk about what it takes to truly be resilient in any weather!
In this episode I speak with Christine Perakis, serial entrepreneur, boat captain, author and category 5 hurricane survivor about wakeup call of realizing you need others to get through life.
Christine Perakis of Marina del Rey, California is a business growth expert, speaker, and best selling author of “The Entrepreneur’s Essential Road Map”. She creates millionaires through their relentless pursuit of success, she been featured in both INC and USA TODAY magazines. However, none of those are the underlying reason why she's our episode 27 guest. Christine, quite literally, survived two category five hurricanes. She shares her experiences both with us and in her soon-to-be published book, “The Resilient Leader”. More at: MVPODCASTING | Host: Maverick Peters | Bonus: Coronavirus Health Tips
I had a blast chatting with Christina Sjahli on Her CEO Journey podcast: The Business Finance Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs. Listen in to hear me share about:
? Going from a lawyer to an entrepreneur (5:38)
? Why begin with the end in mind (6:36)
? Built business to exit (7:45)
? Built a company from $0 to $10 million in 4 years (8:49)
? Managed the gap between cash from clients vs. cash to pay suppliers (11:16)
? The steps a business needs to set up before pitching to an external investor (13:11)
? When you don’t pay yourself a decent CEO salary, you don't do justice for your business (15:40)
? Getting an investor into the business doesn’t equal success (18:10)
? As a business owner, you are the most important investor in the business (19:52)
? If you don’t have the right processes set up, be ready to air your dirty laundry during due diligence (27:00)
? It’s important to understand the assumption used behind the numbers (28:15)
? Think long-term, instead of short-term (30:15)
? How I survived and learned from weathering a category 5 hurricane (34:00)
? Loneliness epidemic in business and life (41:21)
? If you work with a start-up business and they don’t have the cash to pay you, here is an option (43:41)
? Becoming a Storm Warrior (45:12)
? My view on money before and after the catastrophic event (47:36)
In this 2-part series, Dr. Gayle Carson and I talk about the good, the bad and the adventures of life as an entrepreneur and having some years to look back on, on her SOB Radio Show here and here!
Judith Germain and I have a great conversation about Mavericks and Resilience on her podcast The Maverick Podcast!
Josh Tapp and I have a blast talking on his The Lucky Titan podcast about what it takes to Scale a Business from 0 to 8-Figures in Record Time!
Join me with Sam Knickerbocker on his podcast, Fuel Your Legacy! where we talk about creating a lasting legacy that fuels your business to get you where you want to go and leave something meaningful behind!
Join me with Adam Torres on his show Money Matters Top Tips talking about taking your business into Hyper-Growth to Stay!