#34: Farmers First Coffee Company: Talking Socially Conscious Entrepreneurship with Co-Founder Matt Hohler

Farmers First Coffee is a socially conscious coffee startup that’s putting the focus on the farmers that are actually growing the coffee. Every bag of Farmers First comes with the name and image of the farmer who produced the coffee inside. The bag Matt graciously brought for me was grown by Rosa, a Peruvian widow that has…

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#33: Tariq Bokhari & Larken Egleston: Charlotte’s New Podcasting Duo

This week I was in the studio with newly-minted City Council members and Charlotte’s newest podcasting duo, Tariq Bokhari and Larken Egleston. Tariq and Larken recently launched their blockbuster political podcast R&D in the QC. Recorded immediately after their Monday night City Council meetings, Tariq and Larken provide their constituents with a unique opportunity to dive into the…

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#32: Dimitri Apostle — A Systematic Approach to Scaling Your Business

Dimitri Apostle is the owner of the Charlotte Brightway Insurance Agency and one of the most ruthlessly efficient people I know. In this episode, he shares his secrets for achieving super productivity in your business and life. You can listen to this episode above. After you listen, drop me a line and let me know how you…

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#31: Adam Carluccio: Inside the Mind of the Top Rated Wedding DJ in the Country

A few shorts years ago, Adam Carluccio was a public school Special Education Teacher without a concrete plan for his life. Today, he holds the distinction of highest rated wedding DJ on The Knot, Gigmasters, and WeddingWire.com. In this episode, we dig into the powerful and often hilarious story of finding success through sheer force of will. You can…

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#30: Kevin Monaghan on Finding Success Outside of His Comfort Zone

The first time I met Kevin we had scheduled a brief meeting just to get to know each other. Two hours later I knew I had to have him on the show. From a successful financial planning practice in New York to sleeping on a friend’s Couch in Hollywood then back into finance in Shanghai, Kevin has…

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#29: Tessa Machen on Being the Brand

This week I had the talented Tessa Machen in the studio. Tessa is an artist, lifestyle blogger, model, actress, and brand builder. This was Tessa’s first time on the mic, but I have a sneaking suspicion it won’t be her last. Enjoy! My favorite moment: On creating a unique brand by being true to yourself: Be inspired by…

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#28: Leveling Up Your Life with Ken Brokaw

This week I had the pleasure of spending some time on the mic with my friend Ken Brokaw. Ken is an author, entrepreneur, and the founder of Leveling Up Your Life. A few of my favorite moments: Creating a profitable side hustle before quitting your job: Use that fear as motivation. If you’re in a current…

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#27: Matt Andersen on Bringing a Unique Vision to an Old Industry

This week I had the pleasure of spending some time on the mic with my friend Matt Andersen. Matt is a CPA and the founder of MD Andersen CPA, a public accounting firm in South Charlotte that prides itself on empowering entrepreneurs with nerdy CPA skills. We covered some serious ground in this episode and Matt destroyed the…

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#26: Kevin Giriunas of Advent Coworking on Risking It All to Do Something That Matters

This week I got on the mic with Kevin Giriunas, the founder of Advent Coworking in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte. I didn’t plan it this way, but this interview couldn’t have been a more perfect follow up to the episode with Court Creeden. Kevin spent the bulk of his life chasing a version of…

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#25: Court Creeden on the Life Changing Power of Being Yourself

This week I had a candid conversation with Court Creeden, the founder of Parent Financial and the author of the hot new personal development book, Blue Goat. I like to dig deep into the story with people and Court didn’t hesitate to go there with me. Do you feel like there’s more to life? Do…

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