Blog & Podcast

10: Young Entrepreneurialism & ECommerce with Nathan Resnick

Nathan Resnick, 22-year-old entrepreneur, who’s latest endeavor, Sourcify, connects the world’s best ecommerce brands with overseas manufacturers joins us for today’s episode. His entrepreneurial spirit started in high school selling products on amazon and using his experience as an exchange student in China to get his gears in motion. In college, he invented the first leather…

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9: Born to Fish with Greg Myerson

In today’s episode, we chat with Greg Myerson, author of Born to Fish: How an Obsessed Angler Became the World’s Greatest Striped Bass Fisherman. He shares with us how he keeps fishing more of a hobby rather than a job, the process of writing his book, and shares a few details you’ll find in his…

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5: A Conversation with Yuri Kruman

In this episode, I speak to Yuri Kruman, Millenial Transformation Strategist, about his experience shifting through many different careers. Yuri will share some stories about his journey and discuss the principles he’s followed to get to where he is today. If you would like to learn more about Yuri Kruman’s work, visit Masterthetalk.com or contact…

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2: Injecting Intention

Today’s podcast is all about how to inject intention into any situation – no matter how intense or emotional it may be. Someone who is led by emotions alone will always be a victim of their situation, but by injecting intention and aligning your actions with your goals, you can elevate your career to the…

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1: Massive Strategic Reactions

If you’re not ready to make strategic reactions in your life, you could be missing out on some of the biggest opportunities. You don’t have to hit rock bottom to have a major strategic reaction that sets you up for greater success. In this episode I’ll be talking about my experience with a major strategic…

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Are You An Inspiring Leader?

Recently I’ve been intrigued by the question, “How can leaders inspire their people?” Maybe it’s the holiday season, maybe it’s something else, but I have spent the last few weeks trying to answer this question. When I was running my second company, we had a team of outside sales reps. You wouldn’t have heard me…

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Where are the High-Potentials?

It’s one of the biggest challenges businesses face today: how to identify and develop leaders. The common approach for many businesses is to create a system for identifying high-potential employees. Oftentimes, a high-performer is promoted to leadership because he or she is deemed a high-potential employee. But there is a difference between a high-performer and…

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Driving Value Via Personality

Let’s be honest most people approach personality assessments like reading a book, read it once, remember a couple ideas that resonate and place it on a shelf to gather dust. One question I often hear is, “which personality assessment should we use?” My response is generally the same, if it’s one of the top 5,…

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WHY YOUR INCENTIVE PROGRAM DOESN’T WORK

WHY YOUR INCENTIVE PROGRAM DOESN’T WORK Incentives are an interesting paradigm, we usually start talking about incentives because we want to see more of something; more sales, more resolutions or more widgets. The prevailing belief is that if we pay people more, they will produce more of what we want. However, there are three primary…

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Culture: Your Strategic Ally

A colleague shared an exceptional article with me recently titled “Is Your Culture Built On the Right Foundation?” by Tim Sanders. Anyone who has worked with a strategy consultant has probably heard them say something to the effect of strategy trumps process, but culture trumps strategy; or as Tim Sanders quotes, “Culture eats strategy for…

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Your Potential is Not Your Past

Seeing the potential in others and ourselves is one of the greatest skills we can learn. Significant research has been done around the concept of self-fulfilling prophecies – both on a social level (see Robert K. Merton) and on an interpersonal level (see Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson).  A self-fulfilling prophecy is a phenomenon that occurs…

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The Mirror of Excuse

There are four inches of fabric separating the two runners. These aren’t just any runners; they are sprinting in perfect unison, with four inches of separation and doing it under an 11 second pace – a pace that is near to the world record. What’s more, one of them is running blind…literally. The four inches…

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Five Steps to Overcome Disappointment

You see it on the horizon like an ominous storm and it’s not long before light and hope are hidden behind the dark clouds of disappointment. Frustration, sadness and dismay wash over you in huge drops of defeat, leaving you hopeless.   Disappointment is defined as, “the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the…

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