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Just Get Started Podcast podcast.

December 28, 2019

The phrase Just Get Started can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people but the overarching premise is that you have one life to live so why not make the most of it. Forget the past, whatever happened has happened. Start focusing on the future and where you want to take your life. We all know that being happy is what we all strive for but instead of trying to achieve small moments of happiness why not focus on achieving lifelong fulfillment. Not only will you be a better person but your relationships and career will be positively impacted as well.Hopefully, you'll be inspired to take the "leap of faith" and decide that you want more out of your life than you ever imagined you could have before. But, you have to take the first step. So, what’s holding you back? Just Get Started!...



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Episode 118 features Tedx Speaker and Author of Honest to Greatness, Peter Kozodoy.

Check out the honesty quiz: https://peterkozodoy.com/honesty

Find Peter Online:

Website: https://peterkozodoy.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterkozodoy/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/peterkozodoy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peterkozodoy/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCysN6a0DZJEuWW6Ix-9qc-g

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterKozodoyOfficialPage

Medium: https://medium.com/@PeterKozodoy

About Peter:

Peter Kozodoy is an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullsh*t and use honesty to achieve greatness. His articles on leadership and entrepreneurship have appeared in Forbes, Inc., HuffPost, PR Daily, and more. He holds a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School and lives outside New York City with his wife and their spoiled dog. To strike up an honest conversation, visit PeterKozodoy.com.

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Episode 117 features Co-Founder and CEO of SweatPack, Umama Kibria. I came across Umama on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and I was excited to have her come on the Podcast to share her journey in both fitness and entrepreneurship, two of my favorite things to speak about!

Find Umama Online:

Website: www.sweatpack.co

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/umamakibria/

Twitter: twitter.co/smallstrongfit

Instagram: instagram.com/smallandstrong.fit

Youtube: youtube.com/smallandstrongfit

TikTok: @smallandstrong.fit

Facebook: facebook.com/sweatpack.co

About Umama:

Umama Kibria is passionate about connecting people through fitness. After working out at 400+ gyms and connecting with 100k+ people on social media, she founded SweatPack. SweatPack is a marketplace that connects people to group workouts and sports leagues. As a proud Forbes 30 Under 30 leader, she's building brand loyalty, traction, and impact.

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Episode 116 features Deborah Olatunji who is a writer, award-winning poet, activist, public speaker, and the author of Unleashing Your Innovative Genius: High School Redesigned.

 

Connect with Deborah Online:

Her Book: Unleashing Your Innovative Genius: High School Redesigned -> Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Unleashing-Your-Innovative-Genius-Redesigned/dp/164137375X

Website: www.deboraholatunji.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-olatunji

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deb_Olatunji

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deb_olatunji/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deboraholatunji2020

Medium: https://medium.com/@kdeboraholatunji

 

About Deborah:

Deborah Olatunji is a writer, award-winning poet, activist, public speaker, and the author of Unleashing Your Innovative Genius: High School Redesigned. Deborah, a seventeen-year-old rising college freshman from New Castle, Delaware, is intensely passionate about being an igniter and catalytic force in the education system. As the founder of the Student Leadership Initiative Program (SLIP), she and her peers help other high school students to navigate their interests and passions through this mentorship-fueled social venture. It is a space where students can gather to share ideas, encourage and support one another, and tackle projects they believe will help and improve their communities. Deborah is also one of nine board members nationwide for a youth-driven, New York-based non-profit organization called GripTape; its mission is to provide youth decision-making control over what and how they learn and the resources to do so.

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Episode 115 welcomes in Vitality Coach and Author, Chana Mason, to share more about her journey and how she is helping people overcome their mental blocks to move forward and live a more happy and fulfilling life.

Find Chana Online:

Website: https://chanamason.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chanamasoncoaching/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chanamasonvitalitycoach/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShiratDevorahSem

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChanaMasonGuide/

About Chana:

After a long journey of healing from physical and emotional trauma, I’ve dedicated my efforts to helping others not just heal, but thrive. As a Vitality Coach, I guide others to clarify an exciting vision for their lives, shift the beliefs getting in their way, creating a plan of action for manifesting their dreams, and learn the tools to get there. I offer one-on-one coaching, workshops, and retreats both in English and Spanish in Israel and the Americas. Through yoga, meditation, dance, laughter, and practical hands-on lessons, I help clients and event participants be honest about their beliefs and actions, take the courage to be vulnerable, connect more deeply to themselves and others, and ignite massive transformation in their lives!

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Episode 114 features Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Erin Ellis and we speak with her about how getting and beating cancer sparked her drive to become a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and help others think differently about their health and wellness choices.

Connect with Dr. Ellis Online:

Website: www.drerinellis.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drerinellis/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.erinellis/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drerinellisnmd/

About Dr. Ellis

My pre-doctor work-life consisted of restaurant management, bartending, and serving for nearly 20 years, but life quickly changed in my early 30s.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 31. I never thought in a million years I would have been diagnosed with cancer at such a young age, but it was the turning point in my life. To say I was scared was an understatement, but it honestly was the defining moment in my life. I always wanted to be a doctor, but gave up on those dreams because I was sick of being in school, and instead worked in the bar and restaurants, but always knew I could do and be more. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a positive attitude with a side of determination, and sass I became a survivor.

Receiving this diagnosis and kicking its butt gave me the drive, the motivation and determination to get out of my own way and become that doctor that I always wanted to be. Not only did it give me my defining purpose in life, but I learned a lot about myself and really how strong I truly was. Having had a cancer diagnosis at such a young age, my mission and passion now is to empower those to take control of their health now before it is too late. This diagnosis proved to me that life is too short to feel sub-optimal and given the right tools, your body has the innate ability to heal itself.

After graduation from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, I worked at a naturopathic urgent care in N. Scottsdale seeing medical cases ranging from acute to chronic and seen in pediatrics to geriatrics. After 2.5 years, I decided to branch out on my own and spread the modalities of Naturopathic Medicine to the East Valley where I find my passion to be helping those boss women, those boss moms or highly ambitious, goal-driven women and addressing the root cause of why they are constantly running on empty, have a hormone imbalance or can’t lose weight despite exercising and eating clean.

When I’m not empowering others to become the best versions of themselves, I spend my time helping my community, spending time with my dogs, enjoying game nights with family and friends, and making new memories with my Fireman.

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Episode 113 features Heather Monahan, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, Founder of Boss In Heels, and is the host of the Creating Confidence Podcast.

Find Heather Online:

Website: www.heathermonahan.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theheathermonahan

Twitter: www.twitter.com/_heathermonahan

Instagram: http://instagram.com/heathermonahan

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMW8O4r97IhsGqGTo0dCpg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heathermonahanofficial

About Heather:

Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite.

As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018.

Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon.

Heather’s new show, Creating Confidence, debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcast. Her guests include Sara Blakely, Gary Vaynerchuck, Ryan Serhant, Kaitlyn Bristowe among many other noteworthy celebrities and entrepreneurs.

Heather has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Steve Harvey Show. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments. Heather and her son Dylan reside in Miami.

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Episode 112 features Rene Rodriquez, Keynote Speaker, CEO of Volentum, and Founder of AMPLIFII. A captivating, high-energy speaker, Rene is in high demand for annual events, conventions, and keynote speeches. He has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins, George W. Bush, Magic Johnson, Ken Blanchard, and Jeffery Gitomer to name a few. 

About Rene:

New Video Series: Lighthouse Series: www.seerenespeak.com/lighthouse

Website: www.seerenespeak.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seerenespeak/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeeReneSpeak

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seerenespeak/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/voluntarymomentum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeeReneSpeak/?eid=ARC0pfSFSHDc6ge-U2ThNfPl7DMPwWGUskDlZLw4PFf3DQX0gJQUoliEO1aLgWvDv_vRMcoV5crkqSj0 

About Rene:

 

René Rodriguez is entertaining, but he is NOT an entertainer. His clients describe him as “powerful”, “thought provoking”, and “authentic”. They say things like, “you could hear a pin drop as everyone was so captivated.” Rene’s engaging speaking style, backed by his scientific approach, makes him a top-rated speaker at every event.

For the last 20 years, René has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. Yet, he believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging human mind/brain.

His company has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change. As an entrepreneur and CEO of multiple companies, Rene brings a practical business approach while inspiring his audiences to take action. He helps leaders create influence, transformation, and immediate results in their business and personal life. René connects company vision and strategy to fundamental and applicable neuroscience in a way that empowers anyone to engage with courage and grace.

He has been named to the 40 under 40 list for 7 years straight and has been a trusted adviser to leadership teams at Coca-Cola, 3M, Medtronic, Nestle’, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Cargill. He was featured on the Cover of the Niche Report Magazine and has authored dozens of magazine articles.

A captivating, high-energy speaker, Rene is in high demand for annual events, conventions, and keynote speeches. He has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins, George W. Bush, Magic Johnson, Ken Blanchard, and Jeffery Gitomer to name a few. He can be reached at rene@volentum.com

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Episode 111 welcomes in the Co-Founder & Partner of Boundless Labs, Chase Dimond. I got connected to Chase through one of their clients, CrossNet, after Co-Founder Chris Meade joined us on Episode 90 of the Just Get Started Podcast. I loved Chase's knowledge around email marketing and how businesses can be more effective with it amongst other great topics we cover.

Here is a link to Chase's recommendation to get some ideas for email designs/layouts - https://reallygoodemails.com/ 

Find Chase Online:

Website: https://www.boundlesslabs.io/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasedimond/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecomchasedimond

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chasehunterdimond/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chase.dimond

About Chase:

 

Chase Dimond is the Co-Founder of Boundless Labs, a top ecommerce email marketing agency. Since launching Boundless Labs in June of 2018, Chase has helped his clients send hundreds of millions of emails resulting in over $35 million in email attributable revenue. A few of his clients include: The Chive, IBEX, Original Grain, CrossNet and Namaste Technologies.

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Episode 110 features Jeff Gothelf, a Coach, Speaker, Author, and Consultant and his new book, Forever Employable: How to Stop Looking for Work and Let Your Next Job Find You, is out now!

Book link: https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Employable-Stop-Looking-Work-ebook/dp/B086S5SJXM

Link to the article he recommends from Josh Seiden called "How To Write"

Find Jeff Online:

Website: https://jeffgothelf.com/foreveremployable/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gothelf/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jboogie

About Jeff:

Jeff helps organizations build better products and executives build the cultures that build better products. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Lean UX and the Harvard Business Review Press book Sense & Respond, and the upcoming book Forever Employable. Jeff works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management, and human-centered design. Most recently Jeff co-founded Sense & Respond Press, a publishing house for practical business books for busy executives.

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Episode 109 features the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Next Gen HQ, Dylan Gambardella. I was grateful to meet Dylan last year as I attended their Next Gen Summit in NYC and I love what him and the team at Next Gen HQ are doing to help create momentum for young entrepreneurs on their path to achieving their mission in life.

Find Dylan Online:

Website - dylangambardella.com

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylangambardella/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/DylGambardella

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dylangambardella/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DylanGambardella

About Dylan:

Dylan Gambardella is a 24-year-old entrepreneur, speaker, and investor. Dylan is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Next Gen HQ, a business hub empowering the world's greatest entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to overcome obstacles and chase their dreams.

Dylan has helped leading brands including Target, Capital One, and Dell access, engage with, and influence the next generation. He has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Adweek, Entrepreneur, and USA Today for his work leading a venture-backed, scaling startup. A graduate of Duke University (‘17), Dylan has spoken in front of tens of thousands on global stages including TEDx.

Check out Next Gen HQ:

Website - https://nextgenhq.com/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nextgenhq/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/NextGenHQ

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgenhq/

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In this months One Mic Session, I shared some of the insights gained from my challenge of blogging every day for the entire month of May. This was a unique and interesting challenge for me and I hope some of the key takeaways help you get started on whatever journey you are going on.

If you'd like to read the full article please head here -> https://brianondrako.com/all/blogging-every-day-in-may/

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Episode 108 features a young, sharp entrepreneur named Matty Shaefer who is the Co-Founder of Vade, a company making parking more convenient by making real-time parking availability data accessible to every city and driver.

Find Matty Online:

Website: www.matty.carrd.co

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattyschaefer/ 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/mstechyt/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matty_schaefer/

About Matty:

Matty is a 22-year-old entrepreneur that recently graduated from UNC as a Robertson Scholar and Adams Apprentice with a degree in Business Administration.

His first success was building a YouTube channel where he reviewed tech products like phones, laptops, and mechanical keyboards. Over 5 years, he grew the channel to over 500K subscribers, 70M video views, and six figures of revenue through partnerships with tech giants like Disney, Amazon, and LG. In 2018, Matty stopped creating videos to focus on ventures outside of the world of social media.

Since then, Matty co-founded Vade to make parking more convenient by making real-time parking availability data accessible to every city and driver. Vade developed patent-pending IoT camera sensors that are solar-powered, connect via LTE, and can be installed on any pole in a matter of minutes. Staying true to the mission, Vade provides these cameras to cities at no cost, and instead they monetize the data through integrations with parking vendors and wayfinding apps.

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