Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Mark J. Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) is widely considered the
Country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling
raw, undeveloped land within the United States.

He has been actively investing in Real Estate and Raw Land since 2001
and has completed over 5,000 unique transactions. Mark’s company,
Frontier Equity Properties, LLC, is an A+ rated BBB real estate company.
Mark has achieved this level of success largely due to his core business
philosophy – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.”

Mark is the host of one of three top rated podcasts in the Investing Category
on iTunes aptly titled "The Best Passive Income Model" and "The Art of
Passive Income". He is also the host of "the Land Geek Podcast- Work
Smart. Earn More. Learn How."

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Brent Upham is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business when he was in elementary school, which also included several side businesses throughout his teenage years. After earning a scholarship to play baseball in college a freak injury forced Brent to follow the traditional route of graduating college and entering the corporate world. It only took a few years for him to realize that corporate structure and the typical 9-5 wasn’t for him.

Channeling his passion for sports, fitness and health Brent turned his passion into a multi million dollar Online Fitness Business. Together, Brent and his wife Alli have created an award winning Beachbody Coaching business with a team of over 8000 strong across the country by harnessing the power of social media.

As creator and co-host of the 21st Century CEO, Brent has taken all that he’s learned through the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey to motivate and inspire those trying to get their side hustles off the ground. Brent and his co-host Norm Tumlinson give common sense business advice for today’s entrepreneur that is practical and immediately applicable.

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Kristin Arnold, MBA, CPF, CSP is a high stakes meeting facilitator, conference designer and professional panel moderator. She's been facilitating conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve substantive results for over 20 years. She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action. She is also the past president of the US National Speakers Association and on the Executive Development Faculty in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Listen to episode 221 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" and hear Kristin's career story. From sales person at a department store to the US Coast Guard to 23 yeas as an entrepreneur.

Listen closely when she talks about "Hyper-Niching" your business, as we should all find ways to stand out from our competition.

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Steve Coscia’s clients make more money through better customer retention, increased upselling and heightened awareness to how stress can limit productivity and effectiveness. Coscia’s strategies cut through the clutter and focus on the key tactical behaviors which enable a company to become world class.

An avid researcher of customer service trends, Coscia conducted one of the industry’s first studies of stress in the customer service environment. This survey revealed the causes of stress along with the most common manifestations of post-stress behavior among customer service professionals. Tele-Stress is a registered trademark of Coscia Communications. His books, videos, audio programs and e-learning have helped thousands of customer service professionals.

Coscia has earned the Certified Speaking Professional ® (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association.

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In working on a program for a corporate employee training program Thom Singer conducted a survey where he asked people if they felt they were living up to their full potential. The results of the survey surprised him when 1/3 of respondents gave a resounding "YES" (he did not assume it would be that high). However the other 2/3 of the group openly shared their own disappointments and the reasons they believed they were being held back.

In this episode Thom shares his thought and personal experiences in living and working with feeling of coming up short. Even though his business is successful, he knows he can do more, and the internal struggles with what the wants to achieve (and knows he can do) makes him question everything.

If you are an entrepreneur or a solopreneur who has ever faced an internal battle within your own head with living up to your potential, this episode is a "must listen". While he does not have all the answers, Thom knows that you have to be tenacious and focused if you want to get more done and have the strongest results.


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Too many Americans are living as prisoners in their own bodies, held
captive by bad habits that have drained them of their livelihood and
sentenced them to a premature death. These harsh realities are what
have kept Dr. Phil Carson passionate about practicing pharmacy since
1985. After encountering many patients who were seeking answers
when their needs were not met by traditional medicine, Dr. Phil founded
Carson Natural Health in 2005 with the mission of helping patients fnd
the best natural solutions to their health problems. Dr. Phil is passionate
about improving his patient’s quality of life and encouraging everyone
he comes in contact with to live healthier lives and transform their overall
health into a blessing, not a burden.

Dr. Phil Carson knows how to help people get the most out of their life
by working together with them to uncover the root cause of their health
issues. Patients come to him with problems and leave with renewed
hope that they can be healthy again. A practicing pharmacist in the
Southeast, since 1985 he has not only consistently improved many
patients quality of life, but also literally saved a few of them.

In this episode Thom interviews Dr. Carson about what healthy habits entrepreneurs can adopt that will help them be more effective.

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Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is
starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom
helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and soloprenuers get featured
on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows
them how to turn listeners into customers.

• Author of PODCAST GUEST PROFITS: Grow your business
with a targeted interview strategy

• Founder of Interview Valet, the concierge level booking service

Check out this episode for rich advice for entrepreneurs on how to build a business.


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A keynote speaker for global women's leadership conferences on leadership, influence, and business, her revolutionary thinking and interactive presentation style captivates and energizes audiences. Pegine is one of only 8 women inducted into the 58 member Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. Her company produces the ““Global Women's Executive Leadership Experience™“. which is a simulation and situational training exercise for business executive women leaders. The memorable experiences prepare women executive leaders for high stress, high value moments. They gain influence and confidence, Rated as one of the most profound leadership experiences by women participants from around the world. 18% receive promotions within 6 months.

Pegine has over 30 years of experience developing women and teen girls as leaders. Quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. She is the cover story for Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine and Speaker Magazine. Her company,, was named North Florida’s #3 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Company. She is one of fewer than 800 speakers worldwide to earn the Certified Professional Speaker®. The rigorous process that requires 5-10 years of professional experience before applying. It is an extensive, independent audit focused on enterprise, ethics, eloquence, and expertise.

A result driven pioneer her scale situational experiences include a cultural negotiation live situational training exercise for over 12,000 military officers from around the world. It included with 50 role players creating 12 villages so officers can practice among diverse communities.
Women seeking political office, venture capital, board positions and confidence hire Pegine for her coaching and to have a customized “Global Women's Executive Leadership Experience™ “. Her book is a SHRM Best Seller called “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt”.

Keynote speaker for global women's leadership conferences on leadership, influence, and business Producer of the “Global Women's Executive Leadership Experience™ “

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Marcello Pedalino is an award-winning entrepreneur, lifestyle consultant, and fitness coach. He is the author of the new inspirational book, “Celebrate Life: How to Live It Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve."

As a lifestyle consultant and fitness coach, Pedalino advises individuals, groups, and organizations on how to enhance their current health, style, and overall wellness status. Marcello’s health and wellness articles have been published by several prominent online publications and he’s often chosen to speak at conferences where the topic of work-life balance and energy management are a priority.

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Jake Pusch is a technology sales executive who has a passion for acting. Where many people abandon their dreams as they get into a career, Jake has found the time to make acting a priority. While working hard and finding career success in a tech company can be all consuming, he has made a commitment by taking acting classes, auditioning, and even working with friends to complete a short film.

It turns out there is a lot of similarities between being an entrepreneur and the life of an actor. Rejection and failure are common in both professions and there is the need to understand the other players around you and respond to them appropriately.

Jake the co-star of an upcoming short film called "The Agenda" (in which Thom Singer has a small role). In this episode Thom and Jake discuss the film and what went into making this project a reality.

Find more info about Jake Pusch on social media (including Twitter @JakePusch) or on IMBD And search Facebook for The Agenda Film 2016 to view the movie once it is released.

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