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Inspirational People

Duff Tucker: How To Stay Anchored & Live Intentionally When Facing Life's Uncertainties

Duff Tucker: How To Stay Anchored & Live Intentionally When Facing Life's Uncertainties

In this excellent episode of Inspirational People, I'm interviewing my friend and LDG (Leadership Development Group) leader Duff Tucker.

We recently met in the fall of 2019 through this LDG development group I'm participating in through Gwinnett Church, our community home. Duff is co-leading, giving us both the opportunity to connect in our monthly meetings, in-person meals before the crisis, and an off-site retreat. Duff also publishes podcast episode on his show, Winning @ Manhood.

In this interview, Duff Tucker and I discuss what living intentionally looks like and how a solid foundation anchors us in life and when storms come unexpectedly crashing in on us (like the current Coronavirus crisis). It is the hard work of building on bedrock, as opposed to sandy foundations, that sustain us during the hardest times of our life. 

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Denise-Renee Phinn Interview: How To Respond & Adapt When Life Throws Your Curve Balls

Denise Renee Interview: How To Respond & Adapt When Life Throws You Curve Balls

In this episode of Inspirational People, I interview long-time friend Denise Renee. In 2010, I attended one of her events, and in 2017 she attended my Path of the Freelancer book launch event. In between those events and since 2017, we've stayed connected over social media as we've both pursued our entrepreneurial paths.

After seeing how awesome she has responded to the entrepreneur community in the midst of the Coronavirus, I invited her to interview to share her insights and inspiration on how to respond and adapt when life gets hard and you don't know what to do next.

Listen to what she has to share below.

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Don Neder in cryotherapy

My Interview With Don Neder Where We Talk About Ice Baths, The Wim Hof Breathing Method, and Stewarding Our Body Well

Yeah, that photo is Don Neder in his first Cryotherapy session.

In the following interview with Don, you'll get a first-hand account of what cold therapy is all about and why he has sold his business to launch a new one around health and wellness.

Don and I originally met over a decade ago through the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. We became clients of each other, and eventually good friends. When I took a group of business leaders through the Island Story experience, Don Neder was one of the people who participated in the weekly session. It contributed to a process in Don's life where he eventually got serious about his health, began a new trajectory from his found purpose to eventually selling his promotional printing company to launch a new business called Flowgevity, which equips people to live the best life possible (mental and physical).

In my following interview with Don Neder, we talk about his entrepreneurship and technology background, selling his business to pursue the construction of a new company around the Wim Hof Method, Cold Therapy, and other science-backed wellness approaches to living better.

Click to listen or watch this interview with Don Neder about Wim Hof, Cold Therapy and Mental Toughness

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How Scott Siegel Thinks About Systems & His Most Important Lessons Learned

As a continuation of my inspirational people interview series here on the blog, I'm excited to introduce you to Scott Siegel, founder of Beacon Sales Advisors (and powered by Sales XCeleration). Formerly from up north in Massachusetts, Scott moved to the Atlanta area in 2017 where he eventually launched his sales consulting business (working with companies from $1m-$50m to grow revenue).

Knowing a similar network of people in the Atlanta area, we eventually got connected and met up in-person.

Scott has a vast range of experience in the business world and is a reliable leader to know and hopefully work with (if you need guidance and support to grow your sales team and revenue).

So, without any further rambling from me, let's jump into my interview with Scott and hear what has to say about living better and working smarter.

Read the written interview with Scott Siegel

Matthew J. Diaz

The Last Day Of Regret: Interview With Matthew J. Diaz

"I don't want to live anymore!"

Those were the words, Matthew heard from his younger sister. It was a milestone moment he'd later recognize as part of the tragic unfolding over the following decade, ultimately leading to the death of his younger sibling. As part of my inspirational people interview series, I explore Matthew's story in this discussion below.

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The Bookish Fox

Sarah Fox Discusses Prioritization, Not Wasting Time, & Writing Better Books In This Insightful Interview

Welcome to the next edition of my interview series where leaders I know share their insights about living better and working smarter.

For many years longer than I've been blogging, I've followed and read other blogs across the net. In my Feedly account, I'm now following 137 blogs on a variety of topics.

In pursuit of publishing my first book, and becoming a better writer, I added several writing experts to my newsfeed. One of those was the Bookish Fox blog, by Sarah Fox who helps authors write their best book possible. I invited her to share her insights. She generously agreed and so here we go! 

Explore the insights from this interview with writer and book coach Sarah Fox

ivan alfaro gets baptized

Ivan Alfaro Shares About The Simple Life, Walking With God, & Sponges As He Fully Embraces Entrepreneurship

My blog is focused on sharing stories and systems to help you live better and work smarter. And, this interview series gives you the opportunity to collect insights from people I know and work with, and provides a break from my ramblings :-)

In the following interview, we'll connect with my longtime friend, now entrepreneur, Ivan Alfaro. Ivan is a former freelance web developer. We originally met to discuss a potential web project during the years running Noodlehead Marketing. While we never had the opportunity to work on a project together, we did connect on a personal and spiritual level becoming friends and sharing life over the years. 

Ivan has made a significant series of transitions going from a Senior Web Developer at Turner, leaving the comforts of corporate America, for the rewards of entrepreneurship. He's also now engaged to be married, so he's got exciting insights to share.

Let's jump right into the interview with my friend, and explore how he lives better and works smarter. 

Read on from Ivan, about systems and stories he has to share for working smarter and living better

Chi Chi Okezie At Emory University

Chi Chi Okezie, An Active Learner, Shares Who Inspires Her & What It Means To Live Better & Work Smarter

This blog is geared towards sharing stories and systems to help others live better and work smarter. While you receive an abundance of insights from my published articles, I've been experimenting with a new interview series to provide you with the opportunity to hear insights from people I know and work with.

So far we've heard by video from Jason Long, founder of MedRev, and by written words Gary Epp, fractional EOS integrator. Their wisdom provides different perspectives and ideas to thrive in your personal and professional journey.

To continue this new Live Better, Work Smarter interview series, we'll be talking with Chi Chi Okezie of SIMPLEnetworking. Chi Chi contributed a guest post here on the blog in 2015 where she shared how her faith in God changed her business and transformed her life. We originally met in Atlanta networking to grow our respective companies, and she's an active reader here on the blog.

So without further ado, let's shift to Chi Chi and read her insights on how she lives better and works smarter. 

Read interview with Chi Chi Okezie on Systems and Stories to Live Better & Work Smarter

Gary Epp Portrait

Gary Epp Shares His Prioritization Framework, Working Within Our Giftedness, & What He Learned Traversing His Career Path

This website is geared towards sharing stories and systems to help you live better and work smarter. While you receive an abundance of insights from my published articles, this interview (as part of a new series) gives you the opportunity to hear from people I know and work with. Their insights provide you an alternative perspective for growing yourself, others and your small business.

In this interview, you'll read Gary Epp's answers to my questions. Gary and I met through our mutual friend and client, Craig Haynie owner of CablesAndKits. Gary provides fractional COO support (including serving as a fractional EOS Integrator) for B2B companies with 50-250 team members. He specializes in helping firms align their purpose, people, priorities, processes, and practices to drive greater predictability and higher profits.

So without further ado, let's shift to Gary and read his insights on how he lives better and works smarter. 

Explore Gary's answers to my questions about living better and working smarter

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