(GYSS #45): Nicole Abboud – 4 Steps To Shaking Up An Industry At A Young Age
“Approach everyday with the belief and mindset that it’s going to be somebody…so why not me?”
Nicole Abboud is the founder of Nicole Abboud Law Offices and the host of the Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. She started her career out as a law professional before quickly deciding she wanted to start her own business.
Nicole and I discuss how to break into an industry at a young age. Many lawyers have 2-3x more experience than she does, but we talk about why that doesn’t matter. She shares her entrepreneurial journey and 4 key steps to becoming an authority in your niche.
(GYSS #44): 5 Essential Productivity Hacks I’ve Learned From Over 40 Young, Highly Successful Entrepreneurs
This episode is a little bit unique in that it’s a solo episode and I dig deep to answer a question I get asked a ton. Based on personal experience, working with several entrepreneurs and having interviewed over 40 entrepreneurs for this podcast, I share the top 5 productivity hacks I’ve learned in the last few years.
(GYSS #43): Jessie Goergen – Kickstarter Campaigns, Breaking Into The Music Industry
“The mindset I’ve always had is: ‘What’s the worst that could happen? They say no?'”
Jessie Goergen is a Brookings, Oregon native who has been singing since she could talk. She moved out to Nashville a little over a year ago and is currently working with Gretchen Wilson to help with writing, recording and producing her new debut album.
I had Jessie on the show because being a musician is a lot like running a small business. She shares her mindset around hustling for opportunities, self promotion and how to put together a successful Kickstarter campaign. She’s raised over $20,000 in just a few weeks and has a ton of great tips to share!
(GYSS #42): Adam Griffin – Startups, Marketing Hacks & Becoming An Authority
“If you spend your effort working on yourself, the rest will take care of itself.”
Adam Griffin is the founder of Bodeefit, in charge of Business Development for all things tech at Galvanize and author of The Guy At The Bar. Adam has a ton of experience working with startups and I brought him onto the show because of his expertise in startups, fitness and growing an app based business.
We discuss his journey as an entrepreneur, how to identify great startups (and how to become a part of one), how to grow and market a business without spending a dime and we chat about his new book, The Guy At The Bar.
(GYSS #41): Sean Ogle – 3 Steps To Working From Anywhere In The World
“There are seven days in the week, and ‘someday’ is not one of them.”
Sean Ogle is the founder of Location180.com and LocationRebel where he helps entrepreneurs start businesses in which they can work from anywhere in the world.
I had Sean on the show because he’s the master when it comes to starting location independent businesses. We discuss his journey, his steps for starting a successful online business and how to reach out to mentors.
(GYSS #40): Mary Beth Storjohann – 4 Steps To Launching A Service-Based Business, Founder of Workable Wealth
“Get more comfortable with putting yourself out there. You’ll get rejected more, but you’re going to have more chances of getting a yes…”
Mary Beth Storjohann is the founder of Workable Wealth and she’s on a mission to empower Generation Y to get on the right financial track by making smart, educated decisions with their money.
Mary has been featured in many different publications including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes and many more. I brought Mary on the show to share her expertise in starting a service based business, getting press to build authority in her niche and financial tips for millennials.
(GYSS #39): Daniel DiPiazza – Becoming A Freelancer In 24-48 Hours, Building Power Connections
“If you rely on working a regular job, you’re going to be working for a long time…possibly past 60.”
Daniel DiPiazza is the founder and creator of Rich20Something.com. He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com and helps young entrepreneurs start businesses.
Daniel has a wide range of knowledge in a ton of different subjects related to entrepreneurship, but I wanted him to discuss networking with influencers and freelancing. He built a six figure freelance business in just a year and is really great at connecting with big influencers.
(GYSS #38): Anna Runyan – Starting A Business, Networking & Personal Branding
“Even though you might be really good at something, it might not be the right career fit for you…”
Anna Runyan is the founder of Classy Career Girl. Anna is a career mentor for ambitious women. Her blog is one of the top 100 career for sites rated by Forbes and she is a best selling author.
I wanted to get Anna on the show to share her expertise in networking, building a personal brand and stepping away from your job to start a business. This is an action packed episode for both men and women!
(GYSS #37): Harry Campbell – Founder of The Rideshare Guy, Side Hustles
“You can always talk about doing something…but you’ll get the most success by just going out and doing it.”
Harry Campbell is the founder of The Rideshare Guy and host of the Rideshare Guy Podcast. He was an aerospace engineer at the time of recording and has been working in the rideshare industry for quite a while now as a side hustle.
Harry recently put in his two weeks notice to quit his job and go full time with The Rideshare Guy. We discuss Harry’s journey, how he started his first side hustles and why you don’t need to be an expert in a field to become an authority on the topic.
(GYSS #36): Steve Salis – Spotting Business Opportunities Within Huge Industries, CEO of &pizza
“You’re always going to make the right decision…because you can learn from every single thing you do.”
Steve Salis is the CEO of &pizza, one of the fastest growing pizza chains of its type on the east coast. Steve didn’t start out as an entrepreneur though and actually dropped out of college after just a few years.
Steve and I discuss his inspiring entrepreneurial journey, knowing when and how to pursue your calling and how he has built and grown &pizza so effectively.
(GYSS #35): Ryan Avery – World Champion of Public Speaking
“Confidence creates competence.”
Ryan Avery became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking at age 25. He competed among 30,000 other contestants across the world! He’s also a local here in Oregon and helping keep Portland weird.
I wanted to get Ryan on the show because public speaking is one of the important skills we can utilize as millennials. Ryan and I discuss his journey in becoming World Champion of Public Speaking, the art of communication and crafting great presentations.
(GYSS #34): Nick Loper – How To Start Your First Side Hustle, Founder of Side Hustle Nation
“The best opportunities and ideas are oftentimes not visible until you’re already in motion.”
Nick Loper helps people earn money outside of their job through his site, SideHustleNation.com. He has a top-rated podcast on iTunes, The Side Hustle Show, and brings on guests who’ve found success with side businesses that they work on alongside of their full-time day job.
Nick and I discuss how he got started with his first side hustle and everything you need to know to start your first side hustle.