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  • 078. Cayla Horey | Scaling to 6 Figures: Leadership Keys to Go Big

    How can leaders scale their impact, income, and influence? 

    In episode 78, host Randy Molland sits down with leadership coach Cayla Horey to talk about the impact that effective leadership has on business growth and personal development. Cayla shares her journey of scaling her coaching practice, emphasizing the importance of feedback, decision-making, and figuring out the challenges within leadership. Through her experience and strategies, Cayla shows how leaders can flourish, enhancing their impact, influence, and income.


    [00:00:00 - 00:12:18] Leadership and Business Growth

    • Understanding why leadership impacts the scaling of a business. 
    • Being open to feedback is critical for leaders to reach their full potential.
    • Taking ownership enables leaders to make confident decisions and move forward


    [00:12:19 - 00:18:18] Cayla’s Keys to Growing in Business 

    • Focus on serving people and bringing value.
    • Provide memorable experiences to your clients. 
    • Taking opportunities as a platform to grow. 


    [00:18:19 - 00:24:34] Making more Income to Impact 

    • Finding joy and purpose in giving. 
    • Cayla's approach to structured, impactful giving.
    • Integrating the family and creating a philosophy of giving. 


    [00:24:35 - 00:33:16] The Joy of Anonymous Giving

    • Cayla's most memorable moment of giving. 
    • Round of rapid questions. 


    Tweetable Quotes:

    "Our businesses will never grow beyond our capacity to lead them." - Cayla Horey 

    "Being open to feedback is one of the most important aspects of a leader's success." - Cayla Horey


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    33m | Feb 19, 2024
  • 077. Yanik Silver | Maverick 1000: How Authenticity and Purpose Fuel Business to Go Big

    Can authentic businesses transform the world while achieving profitability? 

    In episode 77, guest Yanik Silver, the visionary behind Maverick 1000 and the author of "Evolved Enterprise," dives deep into the philosophy of integrating giving with business. Yanik shares his journey from a copywriter to a leader in socially responsible entrepreneurship, highlighting how businesses can use their resources for greater social impact. Through his experience and actionable insights, Yanik illustrates the power of business as a force for good, challenging us to rethink traditional business models.

    [00:00:00-00:05:40] From copywriting to impactful entrepreneurship

    • How Yanik got involved in socially responsible entrepreneurship.
    • How early career experiences shaped Yanik's approach to business.
    • Business and entrepreneurship as a great lever to make the difference in the world.


    [00:05:41-00:18:58] Evolved Enterprise: Concept to Reality

    • Getting organized with giving initiatives
    • Finding the model for giving back
    • Toms and Bomba socks testimony
    • Trends of giving back companies
    • Brands that are authentic VS Brands who give back for business


    [00:18:59-00:30:41] Maverick 1000: Building a Network of Impact

    • The foundation and mission of Maverick 1000.
    • The power of community in amplifying impact.
    • The importance of collective action in entrepreneurship.
    • Different types of social responsibility
    • Great programs available to give back


    [00:30:42-00:41:01] How can I start to give big?

    • Choosing a cause to donate.
    • Starting from your family, business or community.
    • Yanik’s most memorable experience of giving back.


    Tweetable Quotes:

    "Business can be the greatest lever for making a significant difference in the world." - Yanik Silver

    “The more resources you have, if you’re a giving person...the more giving you’re going to be able to do.”- Yanik Silver


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    42m | Feb 12, 2024
  • 076. Andrew Bernstein | The Story Behind NBA's Top Photographer

    What's the power behind a photograph in shaping our memories of sports icons? 

    In episode 76, Andrew Bernstein, a legendary figure in the realm of sports photography shares his story of how he got to shoot stars like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Andrew, renowned for immortalizing some of the most iconic moments in NBA history, opens up on his 50 year career, from a young photography enthusiast to becoming the visual historian of basketball legends. 

    Andrew, shares how his career has been intertwined with a commitment to giving back to the community. This is a behind-the-scenes of sporting greats, reflections on personal growth through mentorship, and the impact of sharing your victories with people and leaving a legacy. 

    [00:00:00 - 00:07:15] How did Andrew start his career?

    • Andrew’s early passion for sports and photography.
    • How he started his career and the decisions he had to make. 
    • The defining moment that transitioned his dream into a career goal.
    • Importance of mentorship and perseverance in the photography industry.


    [00:07:16 - 00:19:45] Shooting the Sports World

    • The journey from photographing high school sports to the NBA.
    • Building trust and relationships within the sports world.
    • Andrew’s perspective on capturing iconic sports moments.


    [00:19:46 - 00:29:30] Beyond the Camera

    • Bernstein's commitment to giving back through various non-profits.
    • The role of mentorship in his career and its impact on upcoming photographers.
    • How personal experiences influenced his philanthropic efforts.


    [00:29:31 - 00:52:41] The Art of Giving: Making a Lasting Impact

    • The inception and mission of the Legends of Sport platform.
    • Bernstein's vision of honoring and sustaining athletes' legacies.
    • The importance of community involvement in Bernstein's life.
    • How his philanthropic endeavors align with his professional values.


    Tweetable Quotes:

    "My photography has brought joy to people, and that to me is a gift." - Andrew Bernstein

    "The greatest thing you can do in life is be of service because I think we're put here on this earth to help each other." - Andrew Bernstein


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    52m | Jan 29, 2024
  • 075. Jessica Gruber | Empowering Businesses and Non-profits to Go Big Through Web Design

    How can crafting a website with a purpose revolutionize the way businesses and non-profits share their messages and achieve greater impact?


    Join us as we explore the world of impactful web design with Jessica Gruber, the creative strategist and founder of Buzzworks. Jessica shares her transition from working in ad agencies to creating her path in the world of web development, emphasizing the integration of family values into her business philosophy. This episode focuses on how targeted web design can empower businesses and non-profits to go bigger, sharing their unique messages effectively in the digital realm. She also opens up about her passion for philanthropy, particularly in the non-profit sector, where she discusses the marketing challenges faced by non-profits and the power of collaboration between businesses and charitable organizations, emphasizing how such partnerships can extend reach in meaningful ways.


    [00:00 - 07:53] The Art of Impactful Websites

    • Jessica’s entrepreneurial spirit is driven by a desire for work-life balance, leading her from ad agency work to founding Buzzworks
    • She underscores the importance of a website as a top sales conversation tool, highlighting how essential it is to reflect your business's voice and sales points digitally
    • Staying innovative and competitive in web design for Jessica involves understanding consumer needs and desires, which is key to effective SEO and web marketing strategies


    [07:54 - 20:31] Leveraging Websites and Collaboration for Social Change

    • Non-profits can achieve significant growth and extend their reach through effective messaging and website design
    • Jessica notes a stark contrast between for-profit and nonprofit sectors, with nonprofits prioritizing impact over transactions, emphasizing relationships and meaningful connections
    • For businesses, integrating their social impact initiatives on their website can bolster brand identity and customer engagement, and showcase a commitment to community welfare
    • Networking events provide an invaluable platform for non-profits to share their stories, creating a ripple effect of support across various businesses


    [20:32 - 25:00] Aligning Passions to Purpose

    • Jessica selects non-profits to support based on her values and passions
    • She reflects on her vision for the future of her personal and professional life


    [25:01 - 34:44] Instilling Values Through Giving

    • Involving her children in charitable activities, like food drives, not only contributes to the community but also instills the values of giving and empathy in the younger generation
    • Jessica believes in integrating philanthropy into business from the start, seeing it as a catalyst for greater success and personal fulfillment



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “Your website essentially is you in the digital world. And so if you're not taking your top sales conversations that you're having vocally, then you're missing an opportunity to have your voice in another place.”


    “For-profit can quickly become about the transaction if you're not careful. We're nonprofit, it's about the impact that you're making on people's lives.”


    “I don't believe that business and family are separate. You have seasons of it, whereas sometimes it takes more emphasis on other. But one does not go out of existence.”


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    34m | Jan 22, 2024
  • 074. Frank McKinney | From Rich to Enriched: Success in the Business of Life

    How does the integration of philanthropy and capitalism redefine the traditional concept of success and giving?


    This episode features Frank McKinney, a real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist. McKinney shares his journey from humble beginnings in Indiana to becoming a successful real estate developer, selling some of the most expensive houses in the world. He emphasizes the importance of philanthropy in his life. He discusses the concept of "philanthrocapitalism," which involves combining the best aspects of philanthropy and capitalism to create sustainable solutions to poverty, and through this approach, he has built self-sustaining villages in Haiti. His story illustrates how success in business, coupled with a commitment to philanthropy, can lead to a more fulfilling life.


    Listen to this inspiring conversation as Frank shares how you can start giving small and make a big impact.



    [00:00 - 08:40] Becoming the Person You Want to Be

    • Frank’s humble beginnings in Indiana, combined with his early challenges, underscore his resilience and determination to achieve success against the odds
    • Despite a lack of formal education and a challenging start in life, Frank’s tenacity and hard work led him to a prosperous career in luxury real estate development


    [08:41 - 24:10] Philanthrocapitalism: Giving Beyond Charity

    • Frank breaks down the concept of philanthrocapitalism, which combines the heart of philanthropy with the efficiency of capitalism to create sustainable solutions for poverty
    • Reflecting on his journey from a troubled past to finding his professional and spiritual callings, he emphasizes the importance of finding purpose beyond material success
    • He argues that mere charity exacerbates poverty, advocating for sustainable projects like building self-sufficient villages in Haiti as a more effective approach
    • He also highlights the importance of measuring the impact of donations, focusing on how far each dollar goes in creating lasting change
    • Integrating philanthropic efforts into business models and stresses that giving is a fundamental part of professional success


    [24:11 - 32:59] Aspiring to Enrich Lives

    • Frank introduces his book, Aspire, and focuses on how we can move from the conventional definition of being rich, which is often fleeting, to being enriched, where one's impact extends beyond material wealth
    • He also talks about what’s next for him and his business


    [33:00 - 50:29] Small Acts, Big Impact

    • Frank underscores the importance of recognizing and appreciating the often-invisible people in society, such as custodians and short-order cooks, as a way of practicing everyday kindness and generosity
    • He challenges the notion that happiness comes from external sources, advocating that true joy is a result of being a responsible steward of one's blessings, especially in helping those less fortunate
    • His philosophy on giving and happiness suggests that small, consistent acts of kindness can have a significant impact, both on the giver and the receiver



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “Exercise your risk tolerance like a muscle. Eventually, it will become stronger and able to withstand greater pressure.”


    “You marry philanthropy and capitalism together, then you can solve poverty.”


    “If I can succeed in the business of real estate, that's meaningless unless I succeed in the business of life. And part of succeeding in the business of life is sharing your blessings with those less fortunate.”



    Resources Mentioned:

    Hope From My Heart by Rich DeVos

    Simply Rich by Rich DeVos


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    50m | Jan 15, 2024
  • 073. Kendra Garagan | Innovating for Impact: From Startups to Social Good

    What are the unique challenges and opportunities that young entrepreneurs face in the tech industry, and how can they leverage these experiences to drive meaningful change?


    Chatting with us today is Go Big To Give Big’s COO Kendra Garrigan, who shares her journey as a young woman in tech, transforming her entrepreneurial spirit into successful ventures while maintaining a commitment to social impact. Influenced by her parents, both entrepreneurs themselves, Kendra realized early in her career her preference for leading rather than following, spurring her to create and support more purpose-driven initiatives. She delves into sustainable business models and emphasizes that focusing on doing good doesn't have to hinder business growth. She then discusses her shift into a more philanthropic space, her involvement in charitable institutions, and the importance of contributing positively to the community.


    Tune in and listen to Kendra’s experiences and insights that offer valuable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs, especially in integrating innovation, business acumen, and a heart for giving.


    [00:00 - 10:33] A Young Entrepreneur’s Path

    • Kendra's journey into entrepreneurship was influenced by her parents' successful ventures, inspiring her to pursue her career as an entrepreneur
    • She began with a multi-sport training company focused on quality, then ventured into tech
    • Kendra's shift towards sustainable and impact-driven ventures reflects her desire to integrate business success with positive societal contributions, guided by lessons from her parents and her experiences


    [10:34 - 19:44] From Profit to Purpose

    • The shift away from purely profit-driven business models is more pronounced among millennials and younger generations, who favor businesses with a positive social impact
    • Kendra was drawn to more philanthropic ventures after observing the pitfalls of focusing solely on profit, which often led to unsustainable growth and workforce reductions in tech companies
    • She emphasizes the importance of aligning profit, revenue growth, and social good in business, avoiding toxic business models
    • Kendra's decision to join "Go Big To Give Big" was fueled by her desire to create a significant social impact through business, particularly in the tech industry


    [19:45 - 22:51] Navigating Tech as a Female Entrepreneur

    • Persistence in the face of rejection is key; hearing 'no' is part of the journey, especially for women in tech and entrepreneurship
    • Seeking support and mentorship is crucial; don't hesitate to reach out and connect with others in the industry for guidance and assistance
    • Lead by example to inspire others; your success and openness in sharing your journey can empower and motivate future female entrepreneurs


    [22:52 - 31:15] Innovating for Good

    • Kendra's passion for giving was ignited by her father's involvement with the Children's Rehab Foundation, highlighting the influence of family in shaping philanthropic values
    • Her experiences in sports and coaching, particularly with individuals of varied abilities, deepened her understanding of the diverse needs in the community
    • Kendra's commitment to creating impact extends beyond traditional charity, encompassing her work in safe sports and innovative projects like Catalyst 2030


    [31:16 - 38:52] Inspiring Generosity

    • Kendra's most impactful giving moment was attending a children's rehab gala where seeing the direct impact of donations on families and children gave her a profound sense of fulfillment
    • She believes in the importance of giving from the start of a business, emphasizing that contributions can be in forms other than financial, like time and effort




    Tweetable Quotes:


    “People are going to judge you no matter what you do. Who cares right? You're the only one that you have to prove something to at the end of the day.”


    “Part of being an entrepreneur is finding how to do it because no one's going to give you that blueprint. But there are other females who have been there and done it. It's just about finding them and don't be afraid of asking.”


    “A misconception is giving is only financial, when you're donating, but it's not. It's time. It's effort. It's promotion.”



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    38m | Dec 11, 2023
  • 072. Steven Jones | How to Create Luck with Kindness

    In the high-stakes games of both business and life, how can we make room for kindness and bring good luck into our lives?


    Steven Jones, Founder of JR Jones Group and the 2023 World Series of Poker Runner-Up sits down with us today in this episode. Steven's remarkable journey intertwines the competitive world of poker with the strategic realms of real estate. From learning poker as a child to becoming a successful real estate broker and a notable figure in poker tournaments, Steven shares insights on mentorship, the power of persistence and the law of attraction. He emphasizes how small acts of kindness and spreading joy usher good fortune in business and life. His story is not just about personal success, but about how one can leverage their achievements to make a positive difference in the lives of others. 


    Don’t miss this conversation about how strategy, patience, and a heart for giving can converge to create a life of fulfillment and success.



    [00:00 - 09:39] Navigating the World of Real Estate Entrepreneurship

    • Steven shares what sparked his interest in poker and entrepreneurship
    • Mentorship played a crucial role in Steven's success, providing guidance and confidence in his real estate career
    • Steven effectively balanced his passion for poker with his real estate career and explains how one supports the other
    • His transition to running his own brokerage did not just bring an increase in responsibility but also an opportunity to grow as a mentor and a leader
    • Steven values servicing a range of clients, from luxury homebuyers to first-time purchasers, finding unique rewards in each experience


    [09:40 - 20:48] Playing the Long Game: Balancing Poker and Business Success

    • Steven talks about the demanding nature of poker and highlights the need for resilience and coping with frequent losses
    • He discusses how significant wins in poker can be both financially rewarding and confidence-boosting, reinforcing his commitment to the game
    • He notes that skills developed in business, such as reading people and understanding behaviors, have been beneficial in his poker career, demonstrating the crossover of skills between different disciplines
    • Post his major poker achievement, he recounts the lifestyle changes and his newfound freedom, including the shift in focus towards what truly matters to him and planning the next steps in his career and life


    [20:49 - 25:04] The Good Fortune Formula: How Simple Gestures Make Big Impact

    • You can create your own luck through positive thinking and good deeds
    • Steven believes in the law of attraction and suggests that being a good person and giving back positively influences one's fortune, especially in high-stakes environments
    • He expands on the idea that giving doesn't always have to be grand gestures like donating money or volunteering hours
    • There is profound power in small, everyday gestures to bring happiness to others
    • Spreading joy not only benefits others but also brings him personal fulfillment, illustrating the mutually beneficial nature of kindness and empathy



    [25:05 - 35:10] Happiness in Human Connections

    • Steven reflects on how he is influenced by his dad’s giving heart
    • Money can provide temporary happiness, true joy comes from human interaction and relationships



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “If you have a mentor, you're just going to be steps ahead of everyone else.”


    “You can get really frustrated if you're just not cashing in tournaments, you’re just losing, losing. But you just have to keep going. You just have to have that grind in you.”


    “I think human interaction creates happiness.”



    Resource Mentioned:

    The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


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    35m | Dec 4, 2023
  • 071. Kevin Crowe | From Travel Miles to Treasured Memories

    How can you use the billions of unused travel miles sitting in people's wallets for the good? 


    Joining us in this episode is Kevin Crowe, founder of "Give A Mile”, an incredible initiative that transforms these miles into heartwarming gifts. He shares the touching story of how a personal loss inspired a unique mission: providing flights for families to see their loved ones during their final days. Kevin also delves into the challenges of running a nonprofit, discussing the balance between innovation and the constraints of managing resources. His dream is to use a billion miles for flights, showing his big hopes for the future of his organization. 


    Tune in as we dive into this powerful journey of compassion and community support, turning unused miles into priceless moments.



    [00:00 - 10:19] Transforming Grief into a Gift to Others

    • Kevin recounts the inspiring story behind Give A Mile and how unexpected connections can profoundly impact our lives
    • Seeing the need for people to visit their loved ones during end-of-life situations and realizing the abundance of unused travel miles led to the creation of the organization
    • There are $16 billion unused travel miles in Canada alone; these miles, often overlooked, hold immense power in touching the lives of others
    • He shares amazing tales of over 1,040 flights made possible through donated miles, showing the significant difference Give A Mile has made


    [10:20 - 20:46] Closing Distance: The Unseen Value of Unused Miles

    • Kevin breaks down the application process for Give A Mile
    • Time is of the essence and the team arranges flights rapidly, often within days, to meet urgent needs, with a dedicated volunteer team for review and booking
    • Donors are connected with the families they help, ensuring a transparent and impactful donation experience
    • He aims for Give A Mile to reach a billion miles in flights, highlighting the transformative power of donating unused travel miles


    [20:45 - 25:57] The Challenges of Scaling Charity

    • Give A Mile has proven its model with numerous flights, but faces challenges in scaling up due to the unique nature of nonprofit funding
    • There are restrictions when obtaining grants, which don't always align with the innovative approach of Give A Mile
    • The organization benefits from holistic support, where investments in operations can significantly increase its capacity to aid more families



    [25:58 - 32:10] Driven to Give

    • Participating in extreme endurance events like ultra-marathons has strengthened Kevin’s qualities of discipline, courage, and tenacity, essential for leading and growing Give A Mile
    • These activities instill a sense of awe and perspective and provide time for introspection, which reinforces the importance of living intentionally and working for a higher purpose
    • There is potential in using endurance events as a means to raise funds for Give A Mile, inspired by the growing trend of individuals undertaking physical challenges to support charitable causes
    • Small acts of generosity, no matter the amount, can have an immediate positive impact and bring a sense of fulfillment


    [32:11 - 43:53] The Ripple Effect of Giving

    • Kevin reflects on the story of a woman he helped fly back to the Philippines and how it reinforced his commitment to the cause
    • Think big and challenge yourself to reach big goals as it can lead to great success in life and work


    Tweetable Quotes:


    “If you want to get your priorities and understand what life's really about hanging out with somebody who's running out of time.”


    “There is something really powerful happening for all of us that goes beyond words, right?”


    “To be a successful for-profit company, you have to be purpose-driven.”



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    43m | Nov 27, 2023
  • 070. Sammy Torres Jr. | Pitching for Purpose: Bringing Joy Through Baseball

    Have you ever wondered how sports can transform lives and communities?


    Today, we listen to the inspiring journey of Sammy Torres Jr., from his early days in the Coast Guard to becoming a visionary entrepreneur in real estate, and eventually founding the nonprofit organization BaseballFace Cares with his father. This nonprofit isn't just about teaching sports; it's about reaching out to children worldwide, offering them a chance to play and grow. A standout story that he shares is about Kazumba Dennis, a Ugandan baseball player who is chasing his dream to be in the big leagues.


    Listen as Sammy talks about what it takes to run a good nonprofit, why strategic partnerships are vital to driving change, and how to spread joy through sports.



    [00:00 - 14:57] The Power of Proximity and Investing in Yourself

    • Sammy shares his journey from the Coast Guard to real estate, highlighting the pivotal moment that led him to venture into entrepreneurship.
    • Despite success in real estate, he had a tough transitional year, and finding a purpose helped him get back on track
    •  He describes the nonprofit he co-founded with his father, aiming to provide sports equipment to underprivileged kids worldwide.
    • Surrounding yourself with people who understand you and believe in you is the key to overcoming the hurdles of entrepreneurship
    • Actively seeking personal development and betting on yourself will open doors of opportunities



    [14:58 - 26:13] Happiness Home Runs: How Baseball Can Change Lives

    • The conversation delves into the creation of BaseballFace Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing joy to children in underserved areas by providing baseball equipment
    • Sammy shares the profound connection with his father and the decision to deepen their bond through a shared purpose
    • He feels immense fulfillment in witnessing the positive impact that these sports kits have on the lives of children, allowing them to experience the joy of playing
    • The success stories, such as that of Kasumba Dennis, showcase the passion and potential of these kids to succeed and affirm the mission of BaseballFace Cares



    [26:14 - 32:24] Reverse-Engineering The Business of Nonprofits

    • Sammy discusses the challenges of running a nonprofit and emphasizes the need to move away from the traditional approach
    • The focus is on forming strategic partnerships with businesses to create predictable funding and make a more significant impact
    • The goal is to collaborate with businesses sharing the passion for the nonprofit's mission
    • Strategic partnerships create predictability and enable scalability for the nonprofit organization



    [32:35 - 39:57] Generosity in Action

    • The secret to life is giving, even if you feel like you have nothing to give
    • Small acts of generosity, no matter the amount, can have an immediate positive impact and bring a sense of fulfillment



    Tweetable Quotes:


    "If you have the strength to be vulnerable, there's plenty of people that'll listen to you.”


    “As you develop a nonprofit, you have this vision of what you want it to do, but then it just transforms into what it's meant to be.”


    “Give right away. It comes back right away.”



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    39m | Nov 20, 2023
  • 069. Van Carlson | Think Big to Go Big

    What if the key to unlocking your business's full potential lies in your willingness to be a risk-taker?


    In this episode, Van Carlson, Founder & CEO at SRA, shares insights on the importance of taking risks to elevate your business to the next level. Discover how consistently pursuing growth, learning, and utilizing the tools available can open doors to wealth and success. One key aspect Van delves into is the power of leveraging the 831(b) tax code to help small businesses scale up and gain financial stability.


    But it's not just about business for Van. He reveals how SRA supports causes that their employees care about and how he personally contributes to environmental conservation.


    Join us in this conversation that inspires big thinking, bold actions, and meaningful impact!



    [00:00 - 10:31] Empowering Small Businesses with 831(b) Strategies

    • The 831(b) tax code enables business owners to build tax-deferred accounts, acting as a self-insurance strategy against unforeseen risks
    • Van and his company are committed to making 831(b) tax strategies available to small businesses
    • He acknowledges the challenge of making these ideas mainstream but is passionate about changing that narrative
    • His mission is to equip small business owners with strategies that encourage confident risk-taking


    [10:32 - 15:50] The 16-Year Overnight Success

    • We dive into Van’s background and his steady climb to success
    • Van's secret? Calculated risk-taking: he believes in understanding risks, ensuring he can handle whatever comes his way
    • He is driven to make saving for business owners a common practice, aiming for a positive impact on the business community
    • The 831(b) tax code opens up a world of options for clients to confidently make decisions


    [15:51 - 22:13] Creating a Culture of Care and Championing Conservation

    • Van's company enables employees to make a $500 annual donation to a charity of their choice, emphasizing philanthropy as a core benefit from day one
    • He recognizes the positive impact of philanthropy on talent attraction and retention
    • He also talks about his passion for conservation, driven by childhood experiences and a commitment to preserving natural beauty for future generations



    [22:14 - 29:38] Taking Risks for Greater Impact

    • Success means you've got a responsibility to help
    • Dream big and take chances, so you can achieve more and give more



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “Every business owner, every successful enterprise out there ought to have the ability to put away tax-deferred income of their business that they created a profit in.”


    “We're trying to make sure the client wins. I sleep easy at night knowing that because I do want our clients to win. I figured if the client wins, everything else will work itself out.”


    “If you can hedge on your risk, I think you can be a better business owner, stabilize your company, and go big.”



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    29m | Nov 13, 2023
  • 068. Bob Burg | Success Through Giving: The Go-Giver Way

    Do you think focusing on what you can give, rather than what you can get, is a viable path to business success?


    Bob Burg, co-author of the international best-selling series The Go-Giver, joins us in this episode to talk about how giving can lead not only to personal fulfillment but also to profitability. When you focus on meeting the needs and wants of others, you'll find that your own prosperity naturally follows. He draws a clear distinction between being a Go-Giver, someone who adds value to others, and a Go-Taker, who places self-interest above all else. Bob provides practical, actionable advice that you can put into practice today to ensure your customers feel like a top priority, that it’s not about you, it’s about them. Tune in and begin your Go-Giver journey now!


    [00:00 - 06:04] What Makes a Go-Giver


    • Bob shares the story behind their book, The Go-Giver
    • A Go-Giver takes the focus off of themselves and places it on serving others
    • When you prioritize others, they feel good about you, like you, trust you, and want to be in a relationship with you, which leads to business opportunities and referrals



    [06:05 - 20:24] The Go-Giver Advantage: Success in Business and Beyond

    • Giving vs. Giving Back: The term 'giving back' comes from a place of scarcity
    • If you've delivered valuable products or services that people willingly paid for, then you haven't taken from anyone, and there's no need to give back
    • Givers can be naturally born or developed through teaching and experience
    • The opposite of a Go-Giver is a Go-Taker, who prioritizes taking without giving in return
    • A Go-Giver salesperson actively listens to the customer's needs, wants, desires, challenges, fears, and hopes
    • Go-Givers are more likely to achieve success because they gain trust by putting others' interests above their own



    [20:25 - 30:26] Practical Ways to Become a Go-Giver Now

    • Keep the focus on the other person in conversations; make it about them
    • Asking simple and non-invasive questions, such as how they got started in their profession, can be a great starting point
    • Become a connector by helping individuals meet each other; this costs nothing and adds tremendous value
    • Giving and receiving are not opposites but two sides of the same coin, but giving should always come first
    • When you create an environment where people feel valued, you build influence



    [30:27 - 37:46] The Joy of Giving


    • Bob recognizes the impact of our actions on others, even when we may not be aware of it
    • Money can open doors to happiness, but it's not the key to being happy



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “If business is done right, everyone profits along the way.”


    “When we're looking to touch the lives of many people, when we place that other person's interests first, when we act congruently with our true authentic core and we open ourselves to receiving, what we do is we create this benevolent context for success.”


    “I don't think money is supposed to buy you happiness. I think money is supposed to give you choices.”



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    37m | Nov 6, 2023
  • 067. Devin Miller | From IP to Philanthropy: Protecting Businesses, Paying It Forward

    Ever wondered how doing more in your life can lead to giving more? Meet our guest, Devin Miller, a true testament to the idea that wearing many hats can make a big impact.


    In this episode, Devin shares his inspiring journey, from obtaining multiple degrees in electrical engineering, Mandarin Chinese, and an MBA, to ultimately becoming an intellectual property attorney. An entrepreneur with a giving heart. Devin is on a mission to help startups and small businesses safeguard their brands and boost their profits through intellectual property.

    What's even more remarkable? Devin is a dedicated philanthropist, determined to inspire future generations of givers, beginning with his own kids. Listen and learn how he does it all!



    [00:00 - 12:28] Driven and Motivated to Achieve

    • Devin breaks down how he’s able to finish four degrees, start his own intellectual property law firm, and be involved in several startups
    • He talks about his great relationship with his dad and his influence as an entrepreneur
    • You don't necessarily need a formal education to be a successful entrepreneur, but he believes college can instill a good work ethic and determination



    [12:29 - 25:55] Unlocking the Benefits of Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

    • Intellectual property can mean one, all three, or any of the following: patent, trademark, copyright
    • Businesses need to determine where their value lies in order to protect their investment
    • The earlier you start making decisions about protecting your intellectual property, the better
    • Big law firms generally have a good reputation for quality but come at a higher cost
    • Smaller law firms may offer more cost-effective methods but require more homework and due diligence to vet them
    • Startups should have a plan for when to start tackling legal matters, rather than pushing them down the “someday pile”



    [25:56 - 32:04] Balancing Business and Giving Back

    • Devin shares his family’s commitment to helping those in need
    • It’s important to get kids involved at an early age and make them understand that they can create an impact on other people’s lives


    [32:05 - 40:38] Go Out and Give

    • Devin reflects on his favorite story of giving
    • Money doesn't always bring happiness, but there needs to be a threshold of money for consistent happiness



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “Rather than just rely on the reputation of the big law firm, small law firms can give you every bit as good a quality at a more competitive price.”


    “I always try and strive to break it down so that it makes sense to everybody, not just to the attorneys in the room.”


    “This is somebody that's in need. We don't know what their life story is, but we can still be nice. So it's been a good experience that the kids have been able to actually go up, talk with them, give them gifts, see where they're at, see what going on with their lives.”



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    40m | Oct 30, 2023
  • 066. Diana Chaloux LaCerte | Creating Impact Through Fitness and Faith

    Fitness and faith are two seemingly distinct aspects of life, but they share a common thread - the power to transform and uplift individuals.


    Today, we talk to Diana Chaloux LaCerte about her mission to make a difference and impact other people’s lives. With over 25 years of experience, she and her husband have pioneered online personal training through their company, Hitch Fit, and have helped thousands of people reach their health goals. She discusses their humble beginnings, her own weight-loss journey, and how they are standing out in a saturated space. She also shares her passion for giving back, emphasizing the role of her faith.


    Tune in and find inspiration to make changes in your life.


    [00:00 - 08:31] Forging the Path in Online Fitness


    • Diana reveals her side of the story: how she came together with her husband and built Hitch Fit
    • Check out Episode 60 with Micah LaCerte
    • They leveraged social media to grow their company and through the stories of their clients, they drew more people in
    • Over the years, online fitness became a completely saturated space but they were able to hold their ground through customization and direct communication with clients


    [08:32 - 12:41] The Transformational Power of Mindset


    • The first step to change is shifting your mindset
    • Don’t see the things you do for fitness as making a sacrifice; the bigger sacrifice is the consequences of being unhealthy
    • Diana and her team believe in being honest with clients, helping them steer clear of negativity and stay on the right path


    [12:42 - 22:45] Leading with Vulnerability


    • With Rock Body Retreats, they aim to connect with their clients on a deeper and more personal level
    • Diana recounts her own journey to weight loss and how sharing her story helps other people feel comfortable to open up too
    • She tells us about how the Lord showed her the next big move in their business: the Lean In / Level Up Conference
    • Despite the passing of their business partner, they are continuing the work to honor him


    [22:46 - 33:39] Leaning into Faith


    • Diana tells us how she started sponsoring kids in Haiti to funding a school for them
    • When God calls you to give, do it because He will always provide
    • You will have peace when you are in alignment with God


    [33:40 - 46:10] The Heart to Serve


    • Diana reflects on her most unforgettable moment of giving 
    • She answers the quick questions and highlights her belief that being in a fortunate position grants us a unique opportunity to make a positive influence on the lives of those less privileged



    Tweetable Quotes:


    “If it's coming in trying to just ‘I'm going to do a diet,’ it's not going to last. So the people that are the ones that we've seen be really successful are the people that actually had a shift happen up here in their mindset.”


    “I changed my eating habits. I gave myself big goals, which for me was doing competitions. I needed something big enough to really put the pressure on me to change the bad habits and, you know, it opened up all these other doors.”


    "When you lead with giving and you show that you're not afraid to give if wherever God calls you to give, you can do it knowing that he will pour back abundantly on you.”


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    46m | Oct 23, 2023
  • 065: Michael Unbroken | Transforming Pain to Purpose

    In a society where we're often told to hide our pain, being honest and confronting our deepest pains can do more than just heal us personally – it can heal others too. It has a ripple effect that goes far beyond just ourselves and can have a lasting impact on the world.


    This is what Michael Unbroken shares with us today. He was once a victim himself, but he'll tell us how he conquered his inner demons, turned his life around, and became an advocate for adult survivors who survived childhood trauma. Since 2016, he's been helping trauma survivors learn self-love and become the heroes of their own stories.


    Come join us in this conversation and be empowered to embrace truth and healing.


    [00:00 - 08:28] From Homelessness to Success

    • Michael delves into his experience with poverty, addiction, and trauma from an early age
    • Despite having a high-powered career, he found himself at rock bottom, feeling miserable about himself
    • He made a decision to change his destiny


    [08:29 - 22:00] Choosing the Path of Honesty

    • People who come from traumatic backgrounds are great at lying; not because they want to but because they have to
    • Facing the hard truths is scary but it is the first step in transformation
    • As long as you constantly show up, you will be able to step into a new identity and create long-term change
    • Recognize the patterns that prevent you from reaching your better self 


    [22:01 - 32:08] Unlocking Trauma

    • Trauma can be hard to access and address, but awareness is key
    • We live in a trauma-forward society but there are misguided advice about it
    • People may need to acknowledge that something is in the way before they can move forward
    • The language used around trauma should be taken into consideration
    • It takes patience and practice to deal with trauma


    [32:09 - 44:21] Healing and Giving

    • As someone who overcame trauma, Michael is all about giving back
    • His mission is to end generational trauma


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    “I asked myself, what are you willing to do to have the life that you want to have? And the answer was no excuses, just results.”


    "The thing about ‘stop lying’ means that you have to start telling the truth. You've never told the truth before. So you don't know how to tell the truth. And because you don't know how to tell the truth, it's terrifying because it's a new identity.”


    "You don't necessarily need to pinpoint the exact thing, but you do need to uncover the emotional response that you have to the stressors in your life. When you can do that, now you're in this position where you can start to seek that real space of freedom."


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    44m | Oct 9, 2023
  • 064: Jason Haugen | Building a Culture of Giving Back

    Have you ever wondered how you can grow a business rapidly while also making community impact a priority? In this uplifting episode, Jason Haugen gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how he accomplished this.

    Jason takes us on his entrepreneurial rollercoaster, from his early days in network marketing to building a multi-location RV dealership empire in just a few short years. But it's not all about profits and scale for Jason - he's driven by his passion for creating an amazing culture and giving back to local communities.

    Listen in as Jason shares the keys to transforming company culture, getting employees and customers excited about volunteering initiatives, and maximizing impact through strategic partnerships. You'll hear inspiring stories of Jason's favorite giving moments that will tug at your heartstrings.


    [00:00 - 10:40] The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: From MLM to RV Empire

    • Jason's early days in network marketing taught invaluable lessons in personal development and leadership. 
    • He shares the challenges of transitioning into the RV industry and learning operations from the ground up. 
    • Implementing strategies like book clubs and personality assessments transformed the workplace culture.
    • Jason positioned giving back initiatives as a core company value from day one.


    [10:41 - 33:45] Scaling Business to Increase Community Impact

    • Strong culture and hiring the right people enabled rapid expansion from 1 to 9 dealership locations. 
    • Employees are incentivized to volunteer quarterly, with every store having a giving back committee.
    • Jason emphasizes the importance of authentic giving, not just for PR. Customers now want to get involved.
    • His goal is to feed 10,000 people this year by partnering with local charities, 10x their previous impact.


    [33:45 - 46:03] The Fulfillment of Making an Impact

    • Jason's favorite giving moment was surprising a Make-A-Wish recipient with a new travel trailer, cash, party, and employee donations. 
    • He prioritizes hands-on involvement over just writing checks, wanting to experience the impact directly.
    • Seeing people happiest and most fulfilled drives Jason to find ways to scale giving initiatives alongside business growth.


    Key Quote:

    "I scale through people. I don't try to overscale the company if I don't have the right people."

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    Webpage: https://www.iamjasonhaugen.com/


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    45m | Oct 2, 2023
  • 063: Chase Harmer | How Generosity Powers Six-Figure Triumphs

    Have you ever wondered where your donations go? When you support a charity or a fundraising event, how can you ensure that your money is invested in the causes you care about?


    Chase Harmer, the CEO of Wishes, joins us in this episode to shed light on this topic. He shares his journey of blending financial prosperity with impactful giving through his revolutionary e-commerce platform, Wishes. Chase goes beyond business and touches on the pursuit of genuine happiness, leaving a significant legacy, and finding spiritual fulfillment through acts of generosity. According to Chase, true happiness is not found in wealth but in making a meaningful difference in the world. He shares valuable insights on how giving is connected to happiness, aligning with the core principles of the Go Big to Give Big movement.


    Don't miss out on this episode; immerse yourself, get inspired, and learn how broadening your vision and ambitions can magnify your impact on the world!


    [00:00 – 20:52] Transforming Philanthropy: The Journey of Wishes

    • Chase Harmer's entrepreneurship journey started in credit card business, evolved into technology, and focuses on solving transparency issues in charitable giving.
    • Wishes, his platform, enables real-time, transparent donations through virtual credit cards, providing tax deductions, rewards, and impact reporting.
    • Integrating philanthropy into businesses can boost conversions and average ticket size, and consumers increasingly expect businesses to give back.
    • The marriage of entrepreneurship, capitalism, and philanthropy is becoming inevitable, driven by consumer demand for transparent and impactful giving mechanisms within businesses.


    [20:37 – 31:42] The Future of Charitable Giving

    • Transparency is the future of charitable giving. The speaker believes that merging transparency and impact will reshape the philanthropic landscape.
    • Adding a specific giving line item in organizations fosters legitimacy and transparency. It allows donors to see where their contributions are allocated.
    • The speaker's charity, Wishes, aims to revolutionize the charitable giving space through technology, making donations transparent and specific, benefiting both donors and recipients.

     

    [31:43 – 42:57] Giving Moment: Insights on Chase Beliefs

    • Chase Harmer prioritizes hands-on charity work, emphasizing understanding impact over just donating money to charities.
    • He believes in building successful businesses that create a legacy and contribute positively to the world.
    • Money alone cannot buy happiness; Chase views wealth as a means to increase one's ability to contribute and make a difference.



    Tweetable Quote

     

    "You can build businesses that make you financially successful, but also you can make a huge impact on the world around you.” – Chase Harmer

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    42m | Sep 25, 2023
  • 062: Rebecca Psigoda | Dream Bigger, Give Bigger

    Ever wondered how the titans of industry and sports juggernauts channel their success into generosity? Dive into today’s episode where we pull back the curtain on the journeys of elite earners. As they soar to seven figures and beyond, these industry leaders and athletes don't just keep the wealth for themselves; they upscale their dreams and significantly give back to the world. This episode features a heartfelt interview with the inspiring Rebecca Psigoda, who shares the foundational program that ignited her trajectory. Hear about her upcoming talk at the Infinite Possibilities conference and discover how she encourages adults to dream anew. Rebecca's insights and our other notable guests will challenge you to rethink the scale of your aspirations, emphasizing not just the climb to success, but the responsibility of prosperity.


    Remember, it's not just about earning more, but about expanding your horizons and creating a legacy of generosity. Join us as we explore the delicate balance of dreaming big and giving even bigger.

     

    [00:00 – 20:36] Journey of Self-Transformation and Empowerment

    • Rebecca's life journey from a challenging childhood to inspiring others showcases the power of shifting one's perspective on life's challenges.
    • Self-transformation requires inner work and self-love, a foundation for positively impacting others and building meaningful relationships.
    • Overcoming fear involves distinguishing between genuine concerns and limiting beliefs, enabling personal growth and a fearless pursuit of goals.


    [20:37 - 42:07] Empowerment and Giving: A Journey to a Fulfilling Life

    • Overcoming limiting beliefs and fears is essential for personal growth and happiness.
    • Giving and helping others generates positive energy and fulfillment.
    • Profound moments of giving, like a child wanting to give a hug, can be deeply rewarding and healing.
    • Shifting from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance can lead to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.

     

    [42:08 – 49:57] Combining Passion and Purpose in Giving

    • Rebecca is passionate about supporting the Homeless Families Foundation and donates book sales to charitable causes.
    • She values both financial contributions and hands-on volunteering, emphasizing the importance of personal involvement.
    • Rebecca believes that money alone doesn't buy happiness; it's how you use it that can bring happiness and fulfillment.


    [50:58 – 51:01] Closing Segment

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    ·      Final words

     

    Tweetable Quotes

     

    "I think anybody who gives of their time and their energy is doing the right thing. I value anybody who volunteers or gives, especially if it's from their heart." – Rebecca Psigoda


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    51m | Sep 19, 2023
  • 061: Mike Koenigs | Unleashing Your 'It Factor'

    Looking to unlock your full potential and make a lasting impact? Welcome to the "Go Big to Give Big" podcast with Randy Molland and Steve Arneson! Join Mike Koenigs in a captivating conversation as he explores the secrets behind identifying the "it factor". Mike is a highly successful entrepreneur, marketing strategist, and business consultant. With over two decades of experience, he has founded multiple companies, including Traffic Geyser and Instant Customer, transforming video marketing and automation. Mike is a sought-after speaker, author, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, known for his innovative approaches to digital marketing. His expertise spans social media, mobile marketing, and podcasting. With a charismatic personality, Mike inspires entrepreneurs worldwide with his powerful messages on success and growth.


    In this insightful conversation, Mike explores topics like finding the "it factor" and building valuable connections. He highlights the significance of honesty, providing real value, and taking risks without fear of societal exclusion. Mike draws examples from Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Vivian's inspiring story of helping others in Uganda. He emphasizes the importance of long-term solutions to break the cycle of poverty and ignorance, recommending organizations like Pencils of Promise and Charity Water for education and clean water access. While suggesting spending time with those in need, he cautions against expecting immediate impact from short-term assistance.

     

    Don't miss this inspiring episode to discover how you can create your next big act!

     

    [00:00 – 15:18] Trust, Reputation and Authentic Connections

    • Mike Koenigs is a versatile achiever with diverse accomplishments, including overcoming cancer, writing books, and working with Tony Robbins.

    ·      Mike prioritizes authenticity, refusing to work with difficult individuals and emphasizing impact and shared values.

    ·      Mike excels at identifying and nurturing the untapped potential in others, especially founders and visionaries.

    ·      Trust and reputation are vital to Mike, who values intentional and personalized networking through meaningful referrals.

     

    [15:18 - 30:09] Creating a Lifestyle-Compatible Business

    • Mike believes social media is a time-sucking toilet and recommends associating with valuable individuals instead.
    • Mike emphasizes the importance of reputation, proof, and evidence in building connections and partnerships.
    • Mike advises focusing on a high-end audience and creating a high ticket offer to have a successful and compatible business.
    • Mike criticizes the delusional mindset of wanting to impact millions without first making a significant impact on a smaller scale.

     

     

     

    [30:09 – 38:31] Embracing Impact, Compassion, and Purpose

    ·      Mike's wife, Vivian, has a profound impact on his life and business, inspiring him to incorporate giving and philanthropy into his work.

    ·      Vivian's background and experiences have shaped her into a remarkably conscious and compassionate individual.

    ·      Incorporating purpose and making a difference can build loyalty and trust among customers and attract a diverse audience.

    ·      Mike's personal growth and success are intertwined with his willingness to embrace his wife's passion for making a positive impact in the world.

     

    [38:31 - 48:41] Quick Questions

    ·      Brag one about a charity you like:

    o  Pencils of Promise and Charity Water.

    ·      What would get you more excited? Donating a $1 million check or spending a week physically helping others:

    o  Mike values transformative actions and sustainable approaches over short-term gestures like writing a check or limited physical assistance.

    ·      What is the first thing that you think of when you hear Go Big to Give Big:

    o  Mike replied that it involves expanding thinking, being open to coaching, and creating sustainable impact through growth, learning, and creating value.

    ·      In one word, describe the feeling you get when you give

    o  Fulfilled

    ·      Do you believe that money can buy you happiness?

    o  Yes, Mike believes so, stating that money can buy happiness when used properly with purpose, impact, and discipline.

     

    [48:41 – 49:02] Closing Segment

    ·      Reach out to Mike

    o  See the links below 

    ·      Final words

     

    Tweetable Quotes

     

    "Trust is the only real currency, which basically means reputation. You only have one reputation that's going to be around with you for the rest of your life.” Mike Koenigs

     

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    49m | Jun 14, 2023
  • 060: Micah LaCerte | Flex and Smile: Transformation and Giving Back

    Are you ready to unlock the power of going big, giving back, and embracing the "smile and flex" mindset? Welcome to the "Go Big to Give Big" podcast with Randy Molland and Steve Arneson! In this inspiring episode, we delve into Micah Lacerte's incredible journey of purpose-driven entrepreneurship and the profound impact of giving back. Micah is a co-founder of Hitch Fit, an online personal training platform, and Rock Body Retreats. He's a Muscle Model World Champion, TV personality, author, and motivational speaker. Micah and his wife have helped clients from 81 countries lose over 600,000 pounds through Hitch Fit, rated as one of the top online personal training businesses globally. They've also sponsored a school in Haiti for over 10 years, giving back 10% of their gym revenues. Micah's motto in life is "Flex and Smile."

     

    In this episode, prepare to be inspired by Micah, as he shares his journey of purpose-driven entrepreneurship and the profound impact of giving back. Growing up with limited means but strong values, Micah's story exemplifies the transformative power of embodying good human principles and going big with your dreams and goals. Discover how adopting 80 children shifted his purpose, driving him to work harder and make a difference. From the joy of giving to the importance of faith, Micah's insights highlight the fulfillment that comes from giving and the positive ripple effect it creates.

     

    Tune in for an inspiring conversation with Micah as he shares his journey from overcoming adversity to building successful businesses while helping others reach their goals!

     

    [00:00 – 15:04] The Passion of Building a Life with Purpose

    • Micah is the co-founder of Hitch Fit, an online personal training platform, and Rock Body Retreats.
    • His passion for the past 25+ years has been transforming people inside and out through lifestyle, positive choices, nutrition, and fitness.

    ·      Micah's purpose-driven approach to business, focused on transforming lives, has led to both personal and financial success.

    ·      His upbringing taught him valuable life lessons, emphasizing the importance of giving back despite financial constraints.

     

    [15:04 - 30:09] Smile and Flex: Overcoming and Giving Back

    • Micah's upbringing taught him valuable life lessons, emphasizing the importance of giving back despite financial constraints.
    • His purpose-driven approach to business, focused on transforming lives, has led to both personal and financial success.
    • Giving back should be a top priority, even during difficult times, as it not only helps others but also opens doors and fosters relationships.
    • Embracing a bigger purpose instantly brings excitement, inspiration, and a new drive to pump the business and make a difference.

     

     

     

    [30:09 - 40:48] Inspiring Others to Give Back

    ·      Micah's faith has been a source of strength during storms and struggles, reinforcing the importance of leaning on one's beliefs.

    ·      Micah's belief in giving unconditionally, even without financial certainty, has led to powerful experiences and transformations that make him smile and flex with gratitude.

    ·      His mission is to inspire others to smile and flex, to embrace giving back, and experience the same euphoria he found in his own journey.

     

    [40:48 - 45:27] Quick Questions

    ·      Brag one about a charity you like:

    o  Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    ·      What would get you more excited? Donating a $1 million check or spending a week physically helping others:

    o  Physical involvement in helping others brings Micah more excitement than just writing a check, creating a lasting impact.

    ·      Who inspires you with their giving?

    o  Micah's wife serves as an inspiration in her passion for giving back, motivating him to do the same through their business and personal endeavors.

    ·      Do you entrepreneurs should start including a giving component in their business from day one, or wait until they've seen some success and have some money in the bank:

    o  Micah shares his belief that entrepreneurs should include a giving component in their business from the beginning, fostering relationships and creating opportunities.

    ·      What is the first thing that you think of when you hear Go Big to Give Big:

    o  Micah defines going big as striving for success, weathering storms, and embracing discipline to make a significant impact.

    ·      In one word, describe the feeling you get when you give

    o  Euphoria

    ·      Do you believe that money can buy you happiness?

    o  Money can facilitate happiness through experiences, but true happiness comes from giving and building joy.

     

    [45:27 – 47:37] Closing Segment

    ·      Reach out to Micah

    o  See the links below 

    ·      Final words

     

    Tweetable Quotes

     

    "When you go big, go all in. Jump in the deep end and go all in. And when you give, do the exact same thing.” Micah Lacerte

     

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    47m | Jun 5, 2023
  • 059: Chris Thomson | Embracing Commitment over Motivation

    Welcome to the "Go Big to Give Big" podcast with Randy Molland and Steve Arneson! In this episode, we are talking about why motivation is not enough to achieve success with Chris Thomson. Chris is the Head Coach at Student Works Management Program in Eastern Canada. Originally a student business owner/operator, he was successful in that role and got the opportunity to take on more senior positions – VP, partner – until he purchased the business in 1993. He has a long history of helping university students develop practical skills they can use to start a business. Chris and his team recruit entrepreneurial-minded students who are taught (15+ hours each January) and coached as leaders to market, sell, recruit, and run student painting and window cleaning businesses across Eastern Canada. They have over 14,000 clients annually and are growing.

     

    In this episode, Chris joins the show to share his inspiring journey as the head coach for the Student Works Management Program. He discusses his background in teaching, swimming, and entrepreneurship, and how he seized the opportunity to buy into the program. Chris highlights the challenges of lacking a controller or admin team and reveals two business opportunities he capitalized on. He delves into the topic of the millennial generation and their drive and commitment despite generational traits. Emphasizing his own business values, Chris believes in working hard, playing hard, having fun, and being part of a results economy. He also discusses empowering VPs, coaches, and operators by asking questions instead of providing solutions. The conversation concludes with Chris and Steve discussing the power of charitable giving, drawing inspiration from Steve's wife Helen's experience with MS.

     

    This episode is sure to leave you feeling motivated to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others through generosity!

     

    [00:00 – 14:20] Discovering the Power of Your Word

    ·      Chris started his career in Student Works painting and eventually became the owner and head coach of the company.

    ·      Chris is known for his leadership skills and ability to coach young entrepreneurs to become successful business owners.

    ·      Chris's passion for coaching and teaching stems from his own experiences with impactful teachers and coaches during his youth.

    ·      Results and effort are key metrics Chris focuses on. He emphasizes the importance of being true to one's commitments and the impact of their actions.

     

    [13:03 - 28:31] The Traits of Successful Leaders

    • Motivation doesn't work; it's commitment that drives success.
    • Authenticity is key when incorporating giving into a brand's identity.
    • Consumers prefer working with organizations that have a giving component.
    • Giving back to the community can enhance an organization's credibility and create a positive work culture.
    • Grit and a strong drive to achieve are essential qualities for long-term success in any endeavor.

     

    [28:31 - 40:23] Embracing Visionary Thinking

    • Setting good habits and being influenced by mentors at a young age can have a significant impact on personal and professional growth.
    • Businesses are moving beyond a sole focus on making money and recognizing the importance of supporting communities, teams, and clients.
    • Personal stories of resilience and triumph, such as dealing with a diagnosis like MS, showcase the strength and determination to turn adversity into an opportunity for growth.
    • Sharing experiences and embracing visionary thinking can motivate individuals, instill empathy for others, and bring about a positive shift in the world's consciousness.

     

    [40:23 - 46:15] Quick Questions

    ·      Brag one about a charity you like:

    o  The Cancer Society

    ·      What would get you more excited? Donating a $1 million check or spending a week physically helping others:

    o  Spending a week physically helping others would excite Chris more than donating a $1 million check.

    ·      Who inspires you with their giving?

    o  Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

    ·      Do you entrepreneurs should start including a giving component in their business from day one, or wait until they've seen some success and have some money in the bank:

    o  Chris believes entrepreneurs should start giving from the beginning of their business, even with small amounts that can grow over time.

    ·      What is the first thing that you think of when you hear Go Big to Give Big:

    o  Go Big to Give Big represents the belief in achieving great success to create more opportunities for giving.

    ·      In one word, describe the feeling you get when you give

    o  Joy

    ·      Do you believe that money can buy you happiness?

    o  Money cannot buy happiness, but it can amplify happiness by enabling generosity and supporting others.

     

    [46:15 – 48:35] Closing Segment

    ·      Reach out to Chris

    o  See the links below 

    ·      Final words

     

    Tweetable Quotes

     

    " Motivation doesn’t work. What works is commitment.” Chris Thomson

     

    _____________________________________________________________________

     

    Connect with Chris by following him on Twitter, and LinkedIn or by checking out his webpage at https://studentworks.com/

     

     

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    49m | May 29, 2023
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