Business Machine 0048 - Carolin Soldo

February 27, 2017

Carolin is a well respected business coach, specializing in helping passion-driven women bring their skills to the world and launch thriving online coaching businesses with international reach, make an impact, and create free and abundant lives. She's built a seven figure business while maintaining a healthy work-life balance b/c she's so dedicated to being fully present with her two young boys.

Mission: Helping women create the life of their dreams by empowering them and giving them the tools they need to do just that.

Mistake: When she first started, she spent her first year-and-a-half tied to her desk, working alone and focusing on doing things cheaply instead of with quality. It was fear that held her back from quitting her corporate job and committing fully to her business, and because of that her personal relationship with her family, her business, and her sanity suffered.

Recommendations:
-Book: Think and Grow Rich

-Quote: “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it! Begin it now.” - William Hutchison Murray

Eat With: Tony Robbins and Mark Zuckerberg

App/Tech: Facebook Messanger, Calendar

Contact: Carolinsoldo.com

Legacy: She hopes to show her boys that she took some risks, even when it wasn't always easy, and she worked hard to succeed, even if she didn't always do so. She wants them to feel that they are limitless and free to do what they want to, whether that means college or just finding a job, and to go for what they are driven to do.

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Business Machine 0047 - Charlene Gilman

January 16, 2017

Charlene Gilman is a Business Executive Sage for Life Excellence, Author, Trainer, and Podcaster.

Charlene is dedicated to the concept that development is both a business tool and a life tool. As a strategic, visionary thinker, she has a passion for inspiring people, at all levels, to optimize their full potential while maintaining a focus on living a balanced life.

Charlene Gilman holds a Masters in Business Administration and published her book - WAKE UP! BREAK RULES!

For fun…Charlene enjoys fly fishing with her husband, hiking, camping and spending time in the mountains.

Mission: She hopes to change others' lives for the better through life excellence coaching. She also hopes to help people to live up to what they think their standard of living should be today and elevating it to the next level for themselves for the future.

Mistake: Wishing that she didn't let her ego weigh her down so that she couldn't give all she has to offer.

Recommendations:

Quote: "Knowing others is intelligence, but knowing yourself is true wisdom." - Lao-Tzu

Best Book: Outwitting the Devil

Eat With: Richard Branson

App/Tech: Email

Contact:
My Time is Now (Podcast)
Executive Edgeworks
charlene@execedgeworks.com 
(469) 964-4299

Legacy: Charlene hopes to teach people to take responsibility for themselves, their actions, and who they spend their time with. Through that she hopes to build a platform so that those people can teach others to do the same as well.

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Business Machine 0046 - Lisa Larter

December 28, 2016

Lisa Larter is a high school drop-out who worked her way up the corporate ladder until her entrepreneurial spirit took over in 2006. Since then, Lisa has built and sold companies and generated millions of dollars in sales. She spends the bulk of her time helping others develop strategies for building profitable businesses. Lisa's clients have said that she's a rarity because she understands business strategy, and how to leverage social media by turning connections into paying customers.

Mission: Lisa wishes to help business owners with sales and marketing strategies so that they can build successful businesses and get from where they are now to where they want to be.

Mistake: She wants to make sure that business owners know what "sunk costs" mean, and how to remedy it so it no longer negatively effects their businesses in the long run.

Recommendations:

Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt; "If I observed all the rules, I never would have gotten anywhere." -Marilyn Monroe

Book: Pilots to Profit

Tech/App: InfusionSoft

Eat With: Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey 

Contact: Lisalarter.com, Lisalarter.com/book, Lisalarter.com/blog

Legacy: She hopes to inspire millions of people to build successful businesses and not feel bad while they make the money they deserve.

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Fitness Machine 008 - Eating Fat

October 19, 2016

Today on the Fitness Machine, Justin talks about eating fats and what is good fat versus bad fat.


We need to eat good, healthy fats to lose weight.
  • There's a central fatty acid that the body needs that we can't produce, only consume
  • Eating healthy fats keeps body satisfied, balances hormones, and gives energy
Paleo
  • Don't eat processed food.
  • It consists of eating only meat and veggies.
Justin's favorite fat:
  • Coconut Oil: A saturated fat that everyone needs for brain development.
Sugar: Yay or nay? 
  • Sugar is sugar, though how the body takes it depends on what the source is
  • Blueberries have other properties other than sugar to help keep you healthy, so good thing to have
  • Really only need about 2 servings of fruit a day
  • Sugar alcohol (or any sugar substitute) is generally bad for you and needs to be done in moderation
Morning breakfast for good fat:
  • Greek yogurt with almonds and blueberries.
Eat smaller portions throughout the day.
  • Stay away from large meals at lunch!
  • The serotonin release that comes after eating causes a crash afterwards, thus having a large meal before bed is more beneficial to your health and your energy throughout your day.
Fasting in afternoon:
  • Not for everyone
  • With the insulin that is released upon eating, avoiding that and the crash throughout the day can keep the energy going longer
  • Getting all of your calories at night won't have you gaining weight as long as you're not obtaining too many calories
Good fatty dinner:
  • Eating a grass-fed beef burger with avocado, ketchup, and mustard, a sweet potato or sweet potato fries on the side, and a side of salad or broccoli.
  • The basics: A protein, veggie, and a potato, fries or fats (like avocado or nuts).
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Business Machine 0045 - Amanda Goldman-Petri

October 12, 2016

Today on Business Machine is Amanda Goldman-Petri, founder of MarketLikeANerd.com. Amanda is an internationally renowned “Work Smarter, Not Harder” Online Marketing Coach for entrepreneurs who want to maximize their profits while minimizing the amount of time and effort they put into their business. After overcoming poverty, child abuse, rape, teen pregnancy, and near death, Amanda was able to persevere and create her first $10K month within 4 months at the age of 22. She generated over $150K in her next business within 4 months at the age of 23, and in her first Market Like A Nerd launch she generated over $120K in 90 days while also expanding her business to 19 different countries.

She has helped clients turn $700 into $100K using Facebook ads, $300 into $16K using webinars, and sell out coaching programs completely within 90 days using free Facebook Group marketing strategies. Amanda has featured on major media outlets such as Small Business Trendsetters, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The Huffington Post, Worth Magazine, International Business Times (and more) for her unique and nerdy approach to marketing. If you want to discover how to make more money while working less so you can screw hustle, screw sacrifice, and create a financially-free life full of impact and freedom, Amanda is the expert you need to talk to.

Mission: Geek out with business owners about how they can make more money while doing less.  

Mistakes: Amanda wishes she had put systems in place while she was starting out so she wasn't overworking herself while trying to make money, and instead trying to focus on how to make her business better as well. She also wishes she had managed her money properly so she wasn't as in debt as she ended up being in the beginning.

Recommendations:

Book: No BS Direct Marketing

Quote: “What’s possible has been done. What’s impossible must be done."

Eat with: Russell Brunson

Can’t Live Without Tech: Zoho Projects

Contact: 

marketlikeanerd.com

The Balanced Entrepreneur: marketlikeanerd.com/invite

Legacy: Hopes that she will obliterate the hustle mentality. 

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Fitness Machine 007 - Fitness Through Injury

October 12, 2016

Today on the Fitness Machine, Justin talks about injuries and how to work-out through them so you can continue to stay fit and healthy.

What is being fit?
  • Being able to perform tasks through every day life and feel good while doing it.
How to stay healthy and fit through injury:
  • Do Physical Training
  • Strengthen the parts of your body that aren't injured
  • Stay active so it won't be difficult to return to later
  • Have an end goal and keep it in mind while working out to stay with it through the rough times
Is there ever a time that we have reached a goal and thus can stop working out?
  • Can never stop getting better at staying healthy
  • There is no such thing as a "fast result." It takes time
  • It's okay to mess-up every now and then, just get back into it and keep going
  • Take it one day at a time. It takes every day to improve and keep going
Bottom line: If you're injured, you can still likely work-out and improve your health. Don't let it defeat you!
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Fitness Machine 006 - Future of Fitness

October 5, 2016

Today on the Fitness Machine podcast, Justin talks about where he thinks fitness will be within the next ten years.

For the next ten years:
  • He hopes to see that the mindset of working out for weight loss lessens, and instead is replaced with a "Functional Training" mindset.
  • He hopes to find that more people are looking to use movement to work out so they can stay generally fit.
In ten years, he sees State of Fitness as:
  • Opening more space for people
  • More climbing and obstacle courses
  • Keeping the Dumbbells, Kettlebells, and Barbell training
  • Keiser Unit for cables will likely be taken out
  • Keep Cardio Machines and bikes
  • Getting rid of treadmills so people can go walk and run outside
Corporate Wellness:
  • Smaller businesses are now using gyms and wellness benefits for recruiting
  • People are getting to know one another while working out
Core Values in Fitness that won't change:
  • Customer Service - Wanting to making people feel safe and welcome while being there and working out.
  • Online Marketing and Content - Bringing people into the door by having a strong, professional and trustworthy online presence. 
For more on Planet Fitness, visit:
Look for challenges to help guide you on your journey to fitness as well!
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Fitness Machine 004 - Kettle Bells

September 14, 2016

Why Kettlebells are a good idea to have on your exercise regime.

Kettlebells can be used anywhere, including business trips. They are the most versatile and useful tools for anyone at any level, and are good to have around when you need something portable that can keep you exercising.
Exercises:
  • The Hinge: If done correctly, it should really be working your core and hips without harming your back, as many believe it could do. Good exercise for weight loss.
  • The Carry: This can be done with many things, though a Kettlebell is more useful and easier for this exercise.
Jump rope is another good exercise to do because it:
  • Helps improve posture.
  • Brings back muscle mass and bone density.
  • Is good cardio if you can't do much of that anymore due to an injury.
Which Kettle Bells should the average person start with?
  • Men: 16 or 24 kilo Kettlebells is what you want to get to. If just starting out, then go for the 12 kilo to begin.
  • Women: 8, 12, or 16 kilo Kettlebells are what you want to go for. 8 and 12 would be good for Presses and Rows. 12 may also be for Swings and Goblet Squats. 
  • Ages 55 - 70: Kettle Swings are good depending on mobility and joint stiffness. Can generally begin a Kettlebell Deadlift exercise after making sure body is ready for it, then can add weight to it based on how you're improving.
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Business Machine 0044 - Tom Schwab

September 14, 2016

Today on the Business Machine we have Tom Schwab. Tom is a Michigander Navy Veteran who is a self-identified "Marketing Engineer." He is an author, speaker, and teacher who helps you get more traffic, leads, and raving customer fans by being interviewed on podcasts--like this one!

Mission:
He hopes to show people the importance of podcasts and how they can help spread the word of what you're doing as a business, and turning listeners into leads by connecting with them on more of an one-on-one basis.
Mistake: 
He wishes he didn't have such a strong case of "Superman Syndrome" when he first started out, and instead allowed others to do what he really couldn't do all the time.
Recommendations:
Quote: "What's ordinary to you is amazing to others." Derek Sivers
Tech/App: Rev.com
Eat With: Marshall Fields

Legacy:

Tom hopes his employees and team members will tell others about the skills they had learned, and how those skills helped their lives and families in the long-run. He also hopes that his clients will tell stories of how his business had a positive impact on theirs and helped them grow. He really hopes he uses the gifts he's been given to better others' lives.
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Business Machine 0043 - Elizabeth Dukes

September 7, 2016

Today on Business Machine we have Elizabeth Dukes. Elizabeth is a partner and executive vice president of iOffice Incorporated. iOffice Inc. has provided innovative facilities, management, and solutions to hundreds of Fortune 1000 incorporations since 1989 and focuses on the marketing sales, customer solution implementation, and ongoing customer satisfaction. 

Mission:

She hopes to deliver software that helps the workspace become a more productive and engaging environment so workers will feel more comfortable moving around within their work environments.

Mistake:

In the beginning, she wishes she had asked more questions to those who are leaders within specific areas of the field so she could understand what to do more easily without relying on them so much. She also wishes she didn't go for a consulting deal thus couldn't produce much of anything for the software.

Recommendations:

Book(s): Good to Great and Purple Cow

Tech/App(s): Maps, Weather, Telecast, and Flightview

Eat With: Sara Blakely

Contact:

Legacy:

She wants to happily contribute to her family, friends, and community. She wants to be remembered as a joyful resource who could be counted on for what was needed to be done.
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