#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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#24: David Herring on Finding Happiness Through Being His Authentic Self

David Herring is an architect, attorney, and one seriously woke dude. In this episode, we cover some deeply personal topics and often venture into the existential. I feel like we barely scratched the surface, so I look forward to having David back in the studio again soon. One of my favorite moments: On making the difficult decision to…

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#23: William Wilson — Lessons on Entrepreneurship & Life from a Custom Clothier

William Wilson is the founder of Charlotte-based William Wilson Clothing, a private men’s custom clothing company. Before he was designing custom clothing, William was in the construction business. Today, William specializes in high profile clients, and his client list includes professional athletes, celebrities, CEOs, and business executives. William Wilson Clothing only accepts three new clients…

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#22: How Exit Strategy Is Leading the Way in Innovative Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are gaining in popularity throughout the world and Exit Strategy is leading the charge in innovative and exciting escape room experiences in Charlotte. Last week, me and two friends visited Exit Strategy and played their newest room, Ruins. In this episode, I chat with Exit Strategy General Manager Rob Staton about our experience escaping the room and…

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#21: Mike Simmons on Inventing the Person You Want to Be

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Simply put, if you want success you have to step outside your comfort zone and ruthlessly pursue it. You have to constantly position yourself to be in the right place to seize opportunities when they appear. In the first five…

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#20: Harrison Lord — Networking, Finding Your Niche, and the Power of Just Being Nice

Finding your niche is about more than just following your passion. While following your passion is all the rage, the truth is, if your passion doesn’t intersect with a viable need people are willing to part with their money for, your passion is going to bankrupt you. For better results, identify an existing problem in the market…

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Extreme Preparation: A Guide to Crushing the Fear of Public Speaking

“My heart is thumping through my chest. Can they hear it? How could they not? I’m sweating bullets. I hope it’s not showing through my shirt. What if they hate it? What if they hate me? What if my jokes fall flat? I don’t know if I can do this. Maybe I should just fake…

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