Candice Galek | From Bikini Model to Successful Entrepreneur

Candice Galek Smart Business Revolution Podcast

Growth and transition in one’s career and personal life can be a very healthy and rewarding experience. It isn’t always an easy thing to accomplish and takes a determination which not everyone has.

Candice Galek makes it look easy. After establishing and maintaining a successful career as a model, she decided to grow as an entrepreneur into the eCommerce sphere and build a company from the ground up. Five years later, she has become one of the top influencers on the LinkedIn platform while overcoming prejudice and developing a socially-conscious brand with a large following.

A model-turned-entrepreneur, Candice Galek is a self-taught successful entrepreneur. After her LinkedIn profile went viral and became the most viewed in the world, she has gone on to be featured in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and now has an INC column where she interviews influential business leaders.

In this episode, Candice Galek joins John to discuss her story, what made her want to be an entrepreneur, and why she wants to help the bee colonies in Puerto Rico.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Why Candice Decided to Grow From Being a Fashion Model to an eCommerce Juggernaut
  • How Candice Leveraged Her Prior Business Connections When She Began Her New Business Journey
  • The Dangers of Sourcing Products From China
  • The Difficult Transition Between Careers
  • The Steep Learning Curve of Starting a New Venture, and Why it Helps to Have Mentors
  • How Candice Found Her Mentor
  • Why Candice Chose to Focus on LinkedIn
  • The Controversy Which Candice was a Part of on LinkedIn
  • How LinkedIn Was an Integral Part of Candice’s Rise
  • The Socially Conscious Mission of Bikini Luxe: Bee Colony Collapse in Puerto Rico, and How to Help the Island Recover
  • Store-Bought Honey versus
  • Who Candance Thanks For Her Success

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Phil Gerbyshak | How to Brand Boldly on Social Media

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It is important for any business to be able to find and acquire new clients or customers. It is tempting to try and cast the widest net when trying to grow your business, but is it possible to spread yourself too thin?

Phil Gerbyshak believes so. What happens when you try to reach every possible client or customer? You will inevitably make yourself boring and average in order to please the most people possible. The solution, then, is to be bold and make a unique brand for you and your business.

Phil is a speaker, business coach, and trainer specializing in sales. He trains his clients on how to successfully utilize social media and branding to build connections and relationships, and thus increase revenue.

In this episode, Phil Gerbyshak joins John Corcoran to explore his personal journey, the ins-and-outs of personal branding, and why it’s good to be bold.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Where Phil Learned to Brand Boldly
  • The Story of Phil’s Orange Glasses
  • How to Find Your Personal Boldness
  • Why Turning Some People Off is Okay
  • You have to be Okay with Rejection
  • Understanding That Nothing is Universal
  • Own Your Failures and Turn Your Weaknesses into Strengths
  • Finding the Balance Between Personal Interactions and Social Media/Online Engagement
  • Phil’s Believe in Solution-Based Selling
  • Why Being Genuine on LinkedIn and Social Media is Important and the Idea of “Be More You” and “Be You More”
  • The Power of a Personal Phone Call or Text Instead of an Online Message
  • Content Creation Through PSA: Point, Story, and Action
  • Who Phil Thanks for His Success

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Rachael O’Meara | How Taking a Pause Can Help to Build Your Business

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Our lives are now moving at a lightning pace. In an ever-increasing quest for efficiency, it is becoming harder and harder to find a few moments for ourselves. Giving our minds and bodies time to refresh can be beneficial very beneficial to our success in business.

Rachael O’Meara is a transformational leadership coach and author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break, which was featured in the New York Times and WSJ.com. Her book was also named one of the Top Business Books for Your Career in 2017.

In this episode, Rachael sits down with John to discuss her book and the power and benefits of taking a break, mindfulness, and the origins and inspiration for her book.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • The Inspiration Behind Rachael’s book Pause
  • What Led to Rachael’s Own Pause
  • The Science Behind the Benefits of Taking a Break
  • How Long to Pause? Your Break Doesn’t Necessarily Need to Be an Extended Period, it Can be as Little as a Few Minutes a Day
  • The 5 Signs Which Tell You that You Need a Pause
  • We Have the Power to Create Our Choices
  • Meditation is Great, and there are Other Ways to be Mindful
  • How Long it Takes to Create a Habit
  • What Rachael Means by “Mental Floss”
  • Rachael’s “Pause Playground” and What it is
  • Why Keeping a “Pause Journal” is Beneficial
  • How to Create a Meaningful Pause
  • Who Rachael Thanks for Her Success

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Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

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Dan Schawbel | How to Make Business More Human

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Cell phones, tablets, watches. We all have them. These days there doesn’t seem to be a limit on what they can do, and that means you can spend — and waste — an almost infinite amount of time exploring the depths of the internet and social media. However, while there is a clear social element to it all, there is no substitute for real personal interaction.

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, the founder of WorkplaceTrends.com, and founder of Millennial Branding. He is also the Research Director and Partner at Future Workplace. Schawbel is also the host of the 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel podcast.

In this episode, Dan joins John Corcoran to discuss the effects of technology on human social interactions and health, as well as how Schawbel went about starting his podcast.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Why Dan Believes Technology is Isolating Us in Today’s Digital World
  • In-Person Communication is the Best Form of Interaction Between People
  • What Makes a Successful Team in the Workplace
  • Why Dan Believes Great Communication with Others Must Start with Self-Connection
  • Creating a Corporate Culture where Employees Enjoy Coming to Work Every Day
  • How the Burnout Culture of Working Long Hours is Hurting Interpersonal Relationships
  • The Dopamine Rush We Get from Electronic Devices
  • Using Digital Relationships to Bridge into Real Human Connection
  • How Dan is Able to Connect to and Land Big Name Interviews
  • The Reason Why Dan’s Podcast is Different than Most Podcasts
  • Why Employees Need to have Great Experiences at Work
  • Who Dan Thanks for His Success

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Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Stu Heinecke | How to Get a Meeting with Anyone

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Stu Heinecke is a popular Wall Street Journal Cartoonist, an author, and a Hall of Fame-nominated marketer. Stu is a pioneer of “Contact Marketing”, utilizing the unique marketing technique to great success since early in his career.

In this episode, we talk about Contact Marketing, how to use humor in marketing, and why your business cards should be unique to stand out, plus so much more.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • How Stu Bucked the Trend of the Day and Used Humor in Business Promotion when No One Else Was
  • Who Stu Got His Inspiration From in the Use of Humor in Advertising
  • The Different Types of Cartooning, and the Differences Between Them
  • Why Cartoons Stand Out in Direct Mail Advertising
  • Why Stu is Drawn to Single Panel Cartoons Over Multi Panel Cartoons
  • The Story of Stu’s Initial Rise to Success and How He Learned to Get a Meeting With Anyone
  • Why Humor Should Not Be Self-Focused
  • What is a Contact Campaign?
  • How Stu Used a Live Pidgeon to Get a Meeting with a CEO for a Client
  • What are Some Contact Campaign Tactics?
  • Why You Should Use Unique Business Cards to Stand Out
  • What is an “Anti Pitch” and Why You Should Use it
  • Assistants to CEOs: Why They Are Who You Should Be Considering When Trying to Get a Meeting, and How To Approach Them
  • The Role of Social Media When Trying to Get a Connection
  • Who Does Stu Thank for His Success?

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Sponsor: Rise25

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Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Mike Koenigs | How a Successful Entrepreneur and Cancer Survivor Reinvented Himself Again and Again

Michael Koenigs Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

Mike Koenigs is a best-selling author, philanthropist, entrepreneur, video marketer, and even video game creator. He has sold two companies to publicly traded companies, and his philanthropy has raised over $2.4 million for the Just Like My Child Foundation.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Mike’s Experiences and Influences Growing Up which led Him to Wish to be a Programmer
  • Why Someone Who can Market Themselves is more Valuable than Someone with Skill Alone
  • The Time Mike and His Partners Made a Video Game which was Distributed to 6 Million People
  • How Great Marketing Got Mike Great Clients Before the Days of the Internet
  • The Times Mike Worked with Music Artists like David Bowie and John Tesh Before Selling his Company Digital Cafe
  • How Mike Heard About Tony Robbins
  • When Mike was Worth a Billion Dollars on Paper During the “Dotcom” Era
  • How Mike Lived on a Houseboat in Minnesota…Year Round!
  • His Time as the Go-To Video Marketer Right as YouTube Hit the Scene
  • Perfect Timing: How Mike has Been at the Right Place at the Right Time Throughout His Life
  • How His Video Marketing Success Led to Working With Tony Robbins
  • Surviving Stage 3a Colorectal Cancer
  • Mike Talks Making his Documentary film Life With Tesla
  • How Automation will Replace Many Aspects of Our Economy in the Near Future
  • How Increasing Automation Could Actually Make Humanity Better
  • Who Mike Koenigs Thanks for His Success

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Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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