S3:E16- Take the Risk! with Frank Mengert

Summary

About Frank:

Every day, I wake up inspired to be a better version of myself. I do this by using three principles: ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ฝ, ๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด & ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด

โถ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง something new.

โท ๐‚๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž something that didn’t exist.

โธ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž something with someone.

In May of 2018, I had the opportunity to meet Gary Vaynerchuk.

Among the many pieces of advice he gave me one that impacted me the most was this:

โ€œ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™‡๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™š๐™™๐™„๐™ฃ, ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ.โ€

I didnโ€™t take that advice until November but he was right.

LinkedIn has changed my life.

โžจ ๐Œ๐„ ๐๐‘๐Ž๐…๐„๐’๐’๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐€๐‹๐‹๐˜:

In 2003 I went into work, just like any other day. However this day, I was laid off.

It devastated me and threw my โ€œgame planโ€ for life in a spiral.

I made the decision to take my side-hustle at the time and turn it into my main hustle building my first company.

Today, I am on my fourth company, ebm, which is one of the largest employee benefits technology platform providers in the nation.

We help benefit consultants, carriers and enrollment firms attract, win & retain business acting as an extension of their team providing expert technology services to organizations nationwide.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Frank’s early years
  • What he was into as a kid
  • What sports he played
  • Moving to Connecticut
  • What happened after High School
  • Starting his first Business
  • A little about EBM
  • And more!

    Connect with Frank:

linkedin.com/in/frankmengert

getebm.com  (Company Website)

5questionswithfrank.com/listen  (Podcast)

youtube.com/frankmengert?sub_confirmation=1  (YouTube Channel)

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

This season is sponsored by View Arcade & Atlanta Global Realty check them out below:

View Arcade:

Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon! https://linktr.ee/viewarcade

Atlanta Global Realty:

Contact Francisco Nunez for your home buying or selling needs! https://linktr.ee/francisconunez

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Email us: podcast@blazeyourowntrailconsulting.com

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S3:E15- From Least Likely to Graduate to Association Founder with Melissa Smith

Summary

About Melissa:

Melissa Smith is the CEO and Founder of The PVA, a firm that matches clients with the right virtual assistants, and the Association of Virtual Assistants.

She is also the best-selling author of two books, Hire The Right Virtual Assistant and Become a Successful Virtual Assistant which is an integral part of the College of Western Idaho Administrative Specialist Program curriculum in 2019. Additionally, Melissa also mentors for Remote-how Academy, the first global, online education and individual certification program.

Drawing from her experience while working on five different continents Melissa truly understands how to operate a successful virtual business.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Melissa’s upbringing
  • Some context into her family
  • Early adversity
  • Exceeding expectations
  • Her work experience
  • How she pivoted
  • And more!

Connect with Melissa:

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

This season is sponsored by View Arcade & Atlanta Global Realty check them out below:

View Arcade:

Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon! https://linktr.ee/viewarcade

Atlanta Global Realty:

Contact Francisco Nunez for your home buying or selling needs! https://linktr.ee/francisconunez

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Email us: podcast@blazeyourowntrailconsulting.com — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

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S3:E14- Positively Impacting the Financial World with Rob Gill

S3:E14- Positively Impacting the Financial World with Rob Gill Blaze Your Own Trail Podcast with Jordan Mendoza

Robert Gill grew up in the tough, rough and tumble town of Bayonne, New Jersey. His Dad struggled working three jobs to support his Mom and four children. Although there was no shortage of love, life centered around the constant dysfunction of a lack of money. There was absolutely zero financial education which resulted in a constant fear of the unknown: money. He have since been obsessed to provide the much-needed financial education that is so lacking in the world, so no one has to experience the pain and helplessness that his family did. Rob has learned from experience, people donโ€™t want just money. In over 20 years of working in the financial services space, him and his team have done over 23,000 cash flow analyses and over 10,000 financial plans. What he hasย learned is that the one thing that people want most is Financial Freedom. They want the Freedom to do WHAT they want, WHEN they want, HOW they want and with WHO they want WITHOUT financial or time constraints. This is exactly what he sets out to do for each and every client. In this episode we discuss: Rob's upbringing How he was as a kid The sports he played Who some of his mentors were. Where he went to school The first job after College The route he went next What he does today And more! Connect with Rob: Website: https://www.epicfinancialstrategies.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicinsservices Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicwm Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/epicinsuranceservices/ Connect with Jordan: https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting This season is sponsored by View Arcade & Atlanta Global Realty check them out below: View Arcade: Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon! https://linktr.ee/viewarcade Atlanta Global Realty: Contact Francisco Nunez for your home buying or selling needs! https://linktr.ee/francisconunez Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email us: podcast@blazeyourowntrailconsulting.com — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

Summary

Robert Gill grew up in the tough, rough and tumble town of Bayonne, New Jersey. His Dad struggled working three jobs to support his Mom and four children. Although there was no shortage of love, life centered around the constant dysfunction of a lack of money. There was absolutely zero financial education which resulted in a constant fear of the unknown: money.

He have since been obsessed to provide the much-needed financial education that is so lacking in the world, so no one has to experience the pain and helplessness that his family did.


Rob has learned from experience, people donโ€™t want just money. In over 20 years of working in the financial services space, him and his team have done over 23,000 cash flow analyses and over 10,000 financial plans. What he has learned is that the one thing that people want most is Financial Freedom.

They want the Freedom to do WHAT they want, WHEN they want, HOW they want and with WHO they want WITHOUT financial or time constraints. This is exactly what he sets out to do for each and every client.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Rob’s upbringing
  • How he was as a kid
  • The sports he played
  • Who some of his mentors were.
  • Where he went to school
  • The first job after College
  • The route he went next
  • What he does today
  • And more!

Connect with Rob:

Website: https://www.epicfinancialstrategies.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicinsservices

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epicwm

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/epicinsuranceservices/

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

This season is sponsored by View Arcade & Atlanta Global Realty check them out below:

View Arcade:

Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon! https://linktr.ee/viewarcade

Atlanta Global Realty:

Contact Francisco Nunez for your home buying or selling needs! https://linktr.ee/francisconunez

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Email us: podcast@blazeyourowntrailconsulting.com — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support

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S3:E10- Create Your Own Life with Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world; including the former CIA Director, Super Bowl Champions and even a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur. He specializes in using podcasting and new media to create trust and opinion leader status.  In iTunes, he was ranked #1 in the business category and ranked #78 in the Top 100.

Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcasts for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 + 18 by CIO Magazine, top podcast to listen to by INC Magazine in 2019 and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed.  Heโ€™s also a contributing editor of New Theory Magazine and Grit Daily.

After his success in podcasting, Jeremy and his wife, Brielle, founded Command Your Brand to help visionary founders use the power of podcasts to change the world.

In this episode we discuss:Where Jeremy grew up What kind of kid he was What sports he was into What his first job was at 11 Where he went to school Why he started his podcast How his business scaled And More!

Connect with Jeremy:

https://commandyourbrand.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Jeremyryanslate/

https://www.instagram.com/jeremyryanslate/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-ryan-slate-bb7b284a/

Connect with Jordan: 

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

This season is sponsored by View Arcade check them out here: https://linktr.ee/viewarcade Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon!Sponsorships: off for this episode

S3:E13- Building Strength Farm with Sam Johnson

Summary

About Sam: 

Sam believes everyone is an athlete and that strength & conditioning is for everyone. Native to Portland, Oregon Sam is passionate about leading all people to live a sustainable, strong, healthy lifestyle.  His 10+ years of coaching experience as well as personally competing in the CrossFit Games, USAW Weightlifting Nationals, and numerous sports give him a unique perspective to help Athletes reach their Goals.  His prior experience as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force also gives him a unique perspective to help prospective military members train to be mentally and physically prepared for service.  While he’s not coaching, he enjoys studying ways to improve his methods to ensure all people he works with receive the best strength and conditioning program possible.   No matter who you are or what you do, Sam believes Strength is for you.

In this episode we discuss:

Sam’s upbringing

What sports he played

Any early injury

High School Sports

Deciding to serve the Country

Personal Training Journey 

Launching Strength Farm

SFX Athletes App

And more!

Connect with Sam:

https://www.strengthfarmpdx.com/

Download the SFX Athletes App:

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sfx-athletes/id1540857080

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sfx_athletes_prod.android

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

This season is sponsored by View Arcade & Atlanta Global Realty check them out below: 

View Arcade: 

Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon! https://linktr.ee/viewarcade

Atlanta Global Realty:

Contact Francisco Nunez for your home buying or selling needs! https://linktr.ee/francisconunez

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? 

Email us: podcast@blazeyourowntrailconsulting.com  — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support

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S3:E9- The Internet Marketing Nerd with Paul Getter

Summary

Paul Getter is a friend first and top-tier internet marketer second.

Paulโ€™s internet marketing career began in desperation. Recently fired and without any prospects, he discovered the power of social media. Without any formal education in marketing, he committed himself to learning every aspect of social media marketing. Fast forward a few years and he has now spent over one billion dollars running ads and campaigns for his clients, is in the top 1% of ad spenders on Facebook, and has over 1 million followers on Instagram.

But Paul knows that platforms like Facebook and Instagram are just tools. They’re not the objective. The objective is getting results for his clients.

Just a sampling of his successes include boosting the popularity of TV shows, skyrocketing authors onto the New York Times best-sellers list, elevating Fortune 500 companies, and helping numerous A-list celebrities and small-platform personalities gain millions of social media followers.

But don’t get the wrong idea that Paul only works with household brand names or personalities who have already achieved fame and influence (such as Alex Mehr, Tai Lopez, and Les Brown, just to name just a few). On the contrary, Paul is absolutely passionate about collaborating with anyone who is wholeheartedly dedicated to sharing their awesome ideas with the world.

Paul works with each client in a deeply personal way. People trust him, refer him to their friends and colleagues, and come back to work with him because he cares for them as people. Ethical to the core, Paul has declined numerous lucrative opportunities that didn’t align with his principals.

He lives in Florida with his wife and three brilliant kids. When not spending time with his family or placing his order a local Starbucksโ€”tall nonfat mocha, pleaseโ€”you might find him in a third-world country camping in huts with no water or electricity. His heart is for the homeless and people in impoverished countries. Paul himself grew up in a low income home, facing many challenges growing up. He has served on the board for a large homeless nonprofit organization that helps those in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

His hobbies include running, reading and optimizing funnels.

In this episode we discuss:

Paul’s upbringing 

What sports he played

What hobbies he enjoyed

How he got into Marketing

How he has been able to work with top entrepreneurs 

Some tips and advice from Paul

And more!

Connect with Paul:

http://www.paulgetter.com

Connect with Jordan

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

This season is sponsored by View Arcade check them out here: https://linktr.ee/viewarcade Make sure to check out the Vumi app launching soon!

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support

S3:E8- From Prison to Prospering with Zach Babcock

Summary

About Zach:

From over 5 years in prison to building a 6 figure business, my name is Zach Babcock, and I help entrepreneurs launch, grow, and monetize top shelf passive income businesses and personal brands.

I interview celebrities and industry leaders on the top rated Apple Podcast, Underdog Empowerment, and I have a broad perspective from both extremes of life.

In this episode we discuss:

Where Zach grew up

How he feels about his Mom

What kind of sports he played

Some trouble he got in

Hard time behind bars

His experience with Networking Marketing

Underdog Empowerment

And more!

Connect with Zach:

https://www.zacharybabcock.com/

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

Want to connect further? TEXT ME! 404.737.065

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support

S3:E7- Becoming Money Honey Rachel with Rachel Richards

Summary

At the age of 27, Rachel quit her job and retired, living off over $15,000 per month in passive income. Rachel has made a name for herself in the personal finance realm. She is the bestselling author of Money Honey and Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement. She has been featured on the Penny Hoarder and the New York Times and contracted to speak at colleges. She is a former financial advisor, and a real estate investor with almost 40 rental units. Her valuable lessons have helped thousands of female millennials work their way out of financial despair. She has successfully done what no one has done before: made the topic of money management fun, entertaining, and simple.

โ€‹Rachel has a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics from Centre College. She has held roles as a financial advisor, a real estate analyst, and a senior finance analyst.

Rachel is based in Colorado with her husband and dog.

In this episode we discuss:

Rachel’s upbringing

What she was into as a kid

What shifted her mindset on Money?

How she paid for College

What she learned from her first corporate job

What her books are about

And much more!

Connect with Rachel:

https://www.moneyhoneyrachel.com/

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

Want to connect further? TEXT ME! 404.737.0651

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support

S3:E6- Providing Value to Build Sustainable Relationships with Brad R. Lambert

Summary

Brad R. Lambert is a Producer, Talent Manager, & INTL. Speaker.

Earlier this year, Brad broke out the big guns to help promote the Fanaticsโ€™ All In Challenge, a charitable initiative benefiting organizations such as Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and Feeding America. He brought on the Steelers and Marvel stars including Tom Holland and Chris Hemsworth to raffle off post-pandemic experiences such as Heinz Field tours and tickets to the โ€œThor: Love and Thunderโ€ premiere in 2022. The challenge raised more than $59 million.

His Recent Collaboration Partners: Disney, Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr., Sony Pictures, Gary Vaynerchuk, The Pittsburgh Steelers, Chris Hemsworth, The Russo Brothers, Warner Bros. Pictures, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures, & Adobe

In this episode we discuss:

Brad’s upbringing

His favorite Football team

When he got into entrepreneurship

Working with Athletes

His College Experience

His love for Movies

What he is up to now

And more!

Connect with Brad:

https://linktr.ee/bradrlambert

Connect with Jordan:

https://linktr.ee/byotconsulting

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support

S3:E5- From Rock Bottom to the “Gordon Ramsey” of the Addiction World with Dr. Robb Kelly

Summary

Robb Kelly, PhD is a world-renowned addiction consultant who believes in treating the problem of addiction, not the symptoms. He has worked for many years helping addicts and alcoholics to RECOVER their lives from the disease of addiction. Based on his own experiences working with addicts and alcoholics over the last 20 years, a PhD in Psychology from Oxford University and as a recovered alcoholic himself โ€“ he is a triple threat against the disease of addiction. Dr. Kelly was the CEO of a thriving telecommunications company when the walls came crashing down on him due to alcoholism. He ended up homeless and broken on the streets of Manchester, England until he found the courage to save himself.ย 

Since recovering, Dr. Kelly has made it his lifeโ€™s mission to assist other hopeless, chronic alcoholics and addicts. His story is inspiring and sad at times, but it stands as a testament to the power of recovery. He has lectured at many high-profile universities and hospitals about addiction and is recognized as a leading authority on addiction recovery methods that are changing lives.ย 

Dr. Kelly is currently the CEO of the Robb Kelly Recovery Group, an addiction recovery coaching company he created based on extensive research and behaviour studies that he conducted over the last 20 years. Dr. Kellyโ€™s methods may seem unconventional and unorthodox leading some people to refer to him as “The Gordon Ramsay of the Addiction World” because of his direct, no-nonsense, and candid approach to treating addiction. Dr. Kelly works to “make the road of recovery less of a mystery tour.”

In this episode we discuss:

Robb’s upbringing

His musical background

His first sip of Beer

What he did after School

Where he went to College

His Rock Bottom Moment

A person he met that doesn’t exist

Moving to the states

Why he wrote his book

What he does today

And more!

Connect with Dr. Robb:

Website: https://robbkelly.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-addiction-doctor-07718133/

Connect with Jordan:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanjmendoza/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jordanjmendoza/

Do you need help with your Marketing & Sales Strategies? Let’s talk! https://linktr.ee/impulseconsulting

Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/message

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blazeyourowntrail/support