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The world’s biggest problems will be solved by Entrepreneurs. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or recently took the plunge to become a business owner then this podcast is for you! Founder of multiple 7 Figures businesses Leo Kanell is your host sharing proven strategies, resources and interviews with 8 figure entrepreneurs to empower you to future growth and success! Join us for high quality content geared towards your business’ long term success. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a “newbie,” we’ll give you valuable tools & insights to maximize YOUR RESULTS!

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142: Millionaire Mindset! (w/ SPENCER SNAKARD!)

In this episode, Spencer shares with us her entrepreneurial process with tons of value bombs and examples.  She elaborates on her 3 pillars of alignment, insight and reinvention as it relates to our callings, purpose and mission.  She talks about having all these things in alignment and how we have the power to create anything. […]

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141: Text Tools to Scale! (w/ WANDA TORO TURINI!)

Wanda shares her story and some unique childhood experiences that led her to get a doctorate degree and then realize the real way to money and freedom through entrepreneurship!  She shares with us how an experience with her father involving a mobile home taught her the importance of ownership.  She talks to us as well […]

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140: LinkedIn Mastery & A Champion Mindset! (w/ DANIELLE MILLS WALDEN!)

Danielle is a dynamic and very knowledgeable leader, coach and champion.  She shares with us here how she started in tennis at the age of two as well as lessons and values learned from being a professional athlete.  She talks about the importance of preparation, visualization and manifestation.  She tells us how she learned to […]

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139: The Science of Marketing with Kuware! (w/ AVI KUMAR!)

In today’s episode, Avi Kumar shares tons of value starting with his story of being an immigrant.  He started working with Intel and learned the value of investing money in marketing to get a return.  He transitioned from hardware to selling software online.  He tells us about the importance of knowing profit margins to maximize […]

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138: How to Build an International Empire! (w/ RYAN MARGOLIN!)

In this episode, Ryan opens up to us how he became an entrepreneur from a desire to control his own life starting at a young age.  He tells how the 2008 financial crisis led him to transition and how he was able to find and solve legitimate problems.  Ryan shares how direct mail and organic […]

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137: 9 Figure Empire – Sold it All for the Poor! (w/ STACI WALLACE!)

Staci Wallace is a dynamic, heart-centered business woman, philanthropist and so much more!  She shares her background growing up and being mentored by a pastor father as she pursued music as well as direct sales.  Staci tells us of strategies to go from “beast” mode to “BEST” mode.  She talks about why peace should take […]

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136: POWER in Your Business! (w/ STACY BAHRENFUSS!)

In this episode, Stacy is very informative in sharing principles learned at a young age.  She tells how she learned to solve problems and take things one step at a time.  She talks about our choices and turning insights into actions, and then into breakthroughs!   She talks about the importance of self-awareness, resourcefulness and […]

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135: The Lucky Formula to 8 Figure Exits! (w/ MARK LACHANCE!)

Mark LaChance is a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur and author of best-selling book, The Lucky Formula.  He grew up in a farming family in Quebec, Canada.  He talks with us about college and we discuss the massive increases in related costs.  He tells of his experience as a sports agent and how to create a stable and […]

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134: Millions of Followers – Millions of Sales! (w/ Superstar ASHLEY ANN!)

In this powerful episode, Ashley Ann shares how she left the rat race and found freedom in entrepreneurship.  We talk about building YOUR OWN DREAM vs someone else’s.  We share the importance of taking calculated risks as well as common mistakes new business owners make.  She tells us about the true power of social media […]

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133: Why Your Business Needs Email Marketing! (w/ KELSEY JOHNSON!)

Kelsey explains to us the power of email and why it is such a great medium to engage with an audience and create sales.  She talks about the process of starting to build an email list and the importance of having multiple ways people can sign up.  Kelsey tells of the importance of lead magnets […]

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132: How StoryTelling Can Transform Your Business! (w/ MARK CARPENTER!)

Coming from a large family and a background of public relations and marketing, Mark shares with us some great insights into the immense POWER of storytelling.  He shows us how stories connect people and why the best teachers tell stories.  He shares 3 common mistakes when telling stories and the importance of understanding your audience. […]

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131: How to Fix Your Employees & Yourself! (w/ MOLLY MCGRATH!)

Molly shares with us in this episode about her background as a curious child and learning how to translate that into asking the RIGHT questions as an adult.  She talks at length about how employees and employers can have healthy and connected relationships.  She shares the importance of setting standards, checking in with employees and […]

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130: Power to 8 Figures in Profits! (w/SUSIE CARDER!)

In this episode, Susie Carder shares explosive value bombs about maximizing our businesses and what matters most in life.  She talks about lessons growing up in a large family and how that led her to become a serial entrepreneur.  She tells her story of training people in the beauty industry, which started her on a […]

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129: Online Marketing Mastery! (w/ CHRISTINE HANSEN!)

Award-winning business coach Christine Hansen talks at length today about the components required to succeed online!  She tells her story of starting as an academic and how she started to help people build successful online businesses.  She talks about the importance of copywriting and how you engage with your perfect client.   She shares thoughts […]

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128: How Leadership Can Create Exponential Growth! (w/ SHAWNA SCHUH!)

Shawna Schuh teaches us in this episode about how crucial effective leadership is to success, especially in business.  We talk about life lessons learned in childhood with small town values and rural situations and the ability to become “self-directed”.  We discuss the principles and traits of the best leaders and why empathy is crucial. Shawna […]

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127: Celebrity Entrepreneur Asks, ”Do You Have a Money Date?” (w/ PENELOPE JANE SMITH!)

Penelope Jane Smith shares some wonderful insights from her business, Real Prosperity, Inc. regarding how to get a handle on our money and live in freedom & joy instead of debt & obligation.  She talks about the problems with our education system, focused on grades/job/resume and some of her story of becoming entrepreneurial and an […]

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126: How to Make Money & Do Good in Your Business! (w/ BESSI GRAHAM!)

Bessi shares some incredible principles and life lessons in today’s episode!  She talks about her parents and their core values from work ethic to societal perspective and social justice.  She discusses the principles of making money while incorporating philanthropy by honing in on the decisions we do have control over. She elaborates on how a […]

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125: Why ”Profit First” is Key to Getting Your Money Right! (w/ AIMEE LALIBERTE)

Aimee shares TONS of gold in this episode!  She first talks about her background and her fascination with money from a young age.  She tells about learning from financial mistakes and the importance of building a relationship with money.  She shared how the school system is dropping the ball and that we must talk about […]

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124: How I Erased $100k in Unsecured Debt to Join the 7 Figures Club!

Today, we talk about how I made mistakes in a previous business and had to erase $100k in debt.  We discuss the discrepancies in Dave Ramsey’s strategies and how he REALLY became wealthy.  We discuss the benefits of becoming an expert in a profession that’s in demand, and we also talk about the new 7 […]

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123: How to Build a Billion Dollar Brand! (w/ ERNIE HARKER!)

Ernie shares with us how he found his talent with drawing, art and entrepreneurial pursuits from a very young age.  He talks about grabbing onto the earning potential of self-employment and how he had a mentor/coach to guide him in the art world and build his confidence. Ernie expands on the concepts of branding/marketing and […]

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122: The 7 Steps to 7 Figures Marketing! (w/ ALARIC ONG!)

Alaric Ong shares TONS of gold with us today!  He talks about 5 businesses he started and some different learning experiences along the way.  He learned how to connect with clients where they are and that sales is truly the lifeblood of any business.  He shares how to raise money from investors, how the value […]

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121: How Entrepreneurs Should Deal with the Ukraine & Russia Conflict

We talk in this episode about the various important economic impacts of the Ukraine / Russia conflict.  We talk also about the importance of compassion and empathy for all those negatively affected.  We discuss the importance of finding how we can help and focusing on what we can control.   We talk about pivoting while […]

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120: How to Build a $100 Million Business with 0 Employees (w/ TREVOR BLAKE!)

We were privileged today to talk with Trevor Blake about the power of entrepreneurship and his story coming from a poor background to having built seven successful companies!  All of this has made him hundreds of millions of dollars and allowed him to travel the world. He taught us here about finding and solving problems […]

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119: Are you a Consumer or CREATOR?!

We talk in this episode about the power of social media and creating value within a predetermined niche.  We talk about the double-edged sword of social media in its power for outreach as well as being a life-sucking distraction.  We talked about the difference of learning vs. earning.  We talk about finding and reaching your […]

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118: Why You Must Do ONE THING Well to Join the 7 Figures Club!

Why do you think they say someone is “running around like a chicken with its head cut off”?  There are several reasons, the primary of which is they don’t have their head on straight to stay FOCUSED!  We talk in this episode about regularly reassessing and revamping on the path of execution.   At the […]

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117: YOU Are Your Own HOLY GRAIL!

We talk at length in this episode about how YOU are your own secret weapon.  We talk about avoiding the noise surrounding the news, politicians, etc.  We also covered how it’s important that we protect capitalism. We went on to discuss the parallels of the story “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in searching for […]

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116: Dominating Google! (w/ JASON BARNARD – from Paris!)

We had an impressive conversation with Jason Barnard about all things digital marketing and optimizing your results on the SERP (search engine results page) to build your brand.  He tells how this fit in with an animated series about a blue dog that he was involved with.  He talked about how you can have a […]

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115: How to Retire at Age 32 in Costa Rica Powered by Passive Income! (w/ MCKAY VOWLS!)

In this episode, we talk at length with impressive entrepreneur McKay Vowls.  He tells his story of starting out newly married with very little income and building investments on the side.  He had been in the military and was working as a paramedic when they started to acquire rental properties.   McKay talks about the […]

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114: That Time I Woke Up with a Cramp in My Left Buttock… And Why It Matters in Your Business!

Today’s episode is all about COMMITMENT.  I woke up with a cramp and pain in my backside.  After several attempted remedies – pills, Icy Hot, stretches, etc – it wouldn’t go away.  But I persevered because of my commitment. We talk further about human nature to find reasons not to follow through.  We share examples […]

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113: How to Grow by 100% in 2022 with the Right Business Plan!

We talk in this episode about avoiding wasting time and resources because it’s all limited.  We further explain the importance of planning and setting goals.  We talk about my speaking gig with Patrick Bet-David and some lessons there.  We talked about individuals in our company who are making massive strive forwards and exceeding their goals. […]

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112: Real Estate Syndication Secrets! (w/ NICK EARLS & ERIC DINICOLA!)

We covered a lot of ground in this episode surrounding real estate and why having assets in that realm is crucial.  We talked about the nature and risks of inflation, the value in multi-family properties built in the right locations.  We talked about the housing shortage and the building of condos as well as office-to-apartment […]

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111: Brash Military Contrarian Software Genius! (w/ TROY BROUSSARD!)

Troy Broussard is dynamic and highly knowledgeable software engineer with a strong military and nuclear engineering background.  He shared with us how he developed a “burning desire” for independence and why he thanks his sister for that.  He told us about living outside of the USA, especially Brazil, and the impact and perspective that gave. […]

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110: Publish Your Own Book to Build Your Empire! (w/ ALINKA RUTKOWSKA!)

Alinka shares some great insights with us in this episode!  She told how starting a school newspaper, collecting money and building a team started her on the path of entrepreneurship.  She talks about her passion for writing and the importance of focusing on our passions.  She explains how a book is the best instant gratification […]

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109: How to Pivot to 150% Growth!

Today, we talk at length about finding and building upon something that gives you a competitive advantage.  We discuss how the market decides what matters because they care about themselves and what makes THEIR lives better.  We talk about lessons learned in a business law class and a story tied to the book Millionaire Fast […]

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108: The Secret Tom Brady Uses to Win Super Bowls at Age 43!

We talked a great deal in today’s episode about the constant need for growth and striving to maximize our potential.  We shared some insights from Tom Brady’s show “Man in the Arena,” including the mindset and inherent challenges of champions.   Tom expects to constantly pull all potential out of himself and is working to […]

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107 How I Built a $10M Business with Bad ”Infrastructure”!

In today’s episode, we talked about the recent infrastructure passed by Congress and in the news in the USA.  We talked about the grand importance of infrastructure in building a 7 Figures business – building upon the rock instead of the sand, for example.  We talked about the importance of consistent values and following through […]

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106: All Growth Happens OUTSIDE Your Comfort Zone!

This episode is universal for all areas of business and life.  We talked about the importance of doing more than you are used to, staying up to date on trends and technology in your industry and talking about important areas of interest for your dream clients. We talked about making your business stand out and […]

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105: Live Like You Were Dying!

We talked in this episode about avoiding the usual distractions of the 4th quarter and the holiday season.  We talked about a good family friend who suddenly has a terminal illness and the accompanying lessons from movies like “Braveheart” and songs like “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw. We talked about what it […]

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104: Be Like Joe – Joe Manchin That Is…

In this episode, we talk about making decisions TODAY based on the big picture and that will lead to massive, meaningful success.  We talk about building a strong foundation of solid principles.   We talked about Senator Joe Manchin taking a stand related to the bigger picture of inflation and what’s truly best in the […]

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103: INFLATION + Supply Chain Issues = Control What You Can Control!

We tackle some very important topics in this episode!  First, we talked about the importance of performing in the 4th quarter – be it in sports or the business year, etc.  We talked about mental toughness as we face the ongoing inflation problem.   We covered how 40% of the money ever printed in the […]

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102: How to Make a Fortune in the Note Industry! (w/ EDDIE SPEED!)

We had an informative conversation today with Eddie Speed, a man with decades of experience in the space of buying/selling notes and generating legitimate income from them.  We talked about how notes work and how passive investors can get a piece of the pie.   We talked about structuring financing, seller financing and maximizing one’s […]

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101: That Time I Backed My Tesla Into My Own Garage!

Today we tell the tale of how I was going to my early morning boxing workout with my daughter and the blunder that occurred before even leaving the house.  We talked about the story of Elon Musk and the importance of being accountable.   We talked about how blaming everyone else is a destructive crutch. […]

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100: The Truth About Covid Data Analysis & How to Grow to 7 Figures+!

WELCOME TO EPISODE 100!  In this episode, we take a deeper dive into the data surrounding the covid-19 pandemic and compare that process to finding the KPI’s (key performance indicators). You will see that the numbers, when broken down by different ages, etc speak volumes about the nature of the pandemic.  We learn how this […]

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099: Take On a New Challenge & Growth Will Follow!

In this episode, we talked about the importance of taking on new challenges for growth and to create new, raw energy in our lives and business – even if we’re feeling burnt out at times.  We talked about the power of Fridays and how easy it is to get lackadaisical in life and with our […]

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098: Startup Secrets! (w/ CAPTAIN STEVEN HOFFMAN!)

Captain Steven Hoffman (Captain Hoff!) is the CEO of Founders Space, which helps accelerate and launch amazing startups.  He is author of several award-winning books such as “Surviving a Startup,” “Make Elephants Fly” and “The Five Forces”.  He has a widely varied background from Silicon Valley to Hollywood and shares with us some amazing stories […]

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097: Turn Your ”Pissed Off” Energy Into Positive Action & Solutions!

In this episode, we talked first about how champions create separation on Fridays.  We talked about turning anger into productivity and some recent stories of people we’ve worked with dropping the ball and wasting our time.  We talked about the importance of finding like-minded people and to stop feeling sorry for ourselves as victims when […]

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096: Traffic & Conversions Summit – Finding 8 Figure Mentors!

We talked about some amazing gems of knowledge and experience acquired this week at the Traffic & Conversions Summit in sunny San Diego!  We shared many tidbits related to the evolving landscape of social media and the real importance of OWNING your own audience and data.   We shared insights from billionaire Lululemon CEO Chip […]

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095: How to FLUSH Your Mistakes FOREVER!

In this episode we talked about some excellent sports analogies – especially as we get ready to start the 4th quarter of the year!  We talked about our purpose on this podcast and different scenarios surrounding my kids’ development in sports.   We talked about coaching my 9 year old and how some of the […]

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094: Less Is More – Let Go to Let FLOW!

We talked at length in this episode about clearing our path forward so we can move and obtain our true objectives in life.  This is a process of filtering that includes asking and facing some hard questions at times.  We talked about some things that happened in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” as well […]

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Invoice Factoring

The strategies for balancing uneven business cash flows can take multiple forms, and among the available options is factoring.  Simply put, when the outstanding invoices of a business are bought off by a third-party called a “factor” or “factoring company”, the process is called invoice factoring. Such a firm typically charges a factoring fee fluctuating […]

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093: 3 Keys to Making A LOT of Money!

We talked in this episode first about making and achieving our goals as time continues to fly by.  We also discussed some of the values of our company and how important it is to find, validate and agree with peoples problems before telling them the good news that we can help solve them. We also […]

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092: VC Capital Expert & Merger/Acquisition Genius! (w/ SAM PALAZOOLO)

Sam shared some interesting background between the restaurant and automotive businesses that led into consulting and running his own firm.  He then shared how they solved problems in the automotive industry and how to create a tactical strategy with actionable steps in your business.   He shared what his company, Tip of the Spear Ventures, […]

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091: How to Bounce Back from a Tough Break!

In this episode, we shared about how my son Marcus broke his arm over the weekend.  We discussed that, although life isn’t fair, we can work hard & smart, thus putting the odds in our favor.  We talked about immediately pivoting (as Marcus has) to continue to challenge one’s self.  We talked about taking action […]

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090: You are the Sum of the 5 People You Hang Out with the Most!

We talked in this episode about attending an amazing event called “Summer Camp” in Indiana. We talked about the importance behind the saying that the 5 people you spend the most time with have the greatest influence over the results in your life. We talked about Patrick Bet-David and getting to meet and converse with […]

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089: Your Big WHY, Dream Client & Defining Your Mission!

We talked in this episode about the grand importance of having a mission so we can actually get places.  We talked about setting goals and constantly improving. I shared about listening to Ed Mylett’s interview with baseball Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew and some great insights from his life trials plus his mission to help children in […]

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088: Finding SOLUTIONS When the Crap Hits the Fan!

Today we talked about the important topic of how we face problems in our lives – business, personal or otherwise.  We talked about some recent examples related to our office move and the all-important need to focus on SOLUTIONS.   We shared an example of a problem with a client and some games that were […]

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087: Screw the Nine to Five! (w/ JILL STANTON)

In this episode, we had the amazing honor of welcoming and chatting candidly with the one and only Jill Stanton of Screw the Nine to Five.   She told about her early years and never really being cut out for a “normal job”.  She told some stories about her husband and business partner Josh’s first […]

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086: How to Build a 7 Figures Ecommerce Business! (w/ SCOTT MARGOLIUS)

We talked in this episode about having an ecommerce business on Amazon, Walmart, eBay and/or Shopify and the logistics of setting it up for long-term success!  We talked about avoiding and/or getting out of a suspended account (especially on Amazon and Walmart).  We talked about the right products, optimizing the store and tailoring everything based […]

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085: Dotcom Magazine Interview with Leo Kanell!

Enjoy my interview with Andy Jacob of Dotcom Magazine!  Here are the notes: The new American dream is to become an entrepreneur and build a business that fulfills your client’s needs and turns your dreams into the truth. Behind every successful business owner is a funding story and someone mentoring that entrepreneur towards success. 7 […]

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084: The 3 Keys to Build a 7 Figures Business!

We talk today about what to do to join the 7% of businesses that make 7 figures or more per year.  We talk about the importance of having a great product or service that solves problems and that you can perform with at a high level.  We talk about generating leads, building teams and processes, […]

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083: How to Dominate Events for your Business!

We talked in this episode about the recent Tampa Bay e-commerce professionals event Leo attended.  We talked about the value of getting on stage and looking people in the eye while maximizing the networking possibilities and opportunities overall.   We talked about the power of making events effective, some pros and cons and even pitfalls […]

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082: Patriots, Immigrants & Entrepreneurs!

In this episode, we first covered our family’s recent trip to Orlando to visit Disney World, Universal Studios and other attractions there.  We talked about the perspective of immigrants and the dramatic story of an immigrant couple from Venezuela we met in Florida.  We shared some of their harrowing tale of having their business and […]

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081: Living Below Our Privileges (Take Initiative!)

In this episode, we talked about a story – a parable if you will – about a man on a cruise ship and how that applies to us in all areas of our lives – family, business, our own physical and mental health and much more!  We shared some thoughts from Grant Cardone as well […]

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080: FAIL In Order To SUCCEED!

FAILURE is one of those words that many of us try to avoid thinking about or even saying. In this episode, we will discuss how important failure is in the process of obtaining success. There is hope and we can reframe our view of failure as an accepted natural step and learning experience in the […]

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079: Pleasure & Pain – The Science of Motivation!

In this episode, we talked about the pillars of motivation in our lives and how we make decisions.  We talked about “carrots vs. sticks” and instant gratification in our modern society.  We also talked about David Goggins’ “Accountability Mirror” principal.  We covered topics of various sorts related to framing our lives properly and making the […]

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078: WHO Do You Want To Be?!

In this episode, we talk about returning to some of our thinking that fed our dreams as children.  When we become adults and deal with that life and those bills, oftentimes many people get lost and forget what their dreams were.   We talk in this episode about the importance of defining goals IN WRITING […]

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077: Why Are You OK With Losing?

We talked today about several facets of winning and what our mindsets should be.  We talked about learning lessons along the way and shared a story of my son, Marcus, who is very competitive.   We talked about how competition itself brings out the best in us and the silly nonsense of the recent “participation […]

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076: Government Funding & Government Contracts! (w/ D. JOHN SANDERS)

In this episode, we were privileged to get to talk with D. John Sanders about how government funding & contracts work.  Having come from a background playing professional football as well as having gone through pilot training for the military, Mr. Sanders knows a thing a or two about work and work ethic.   He […]

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075: Infinite Banking Explained! (w/ SARRY IBRAHIM)

We had the privilege in this episode of picking the brain of the one and only Sarry Ibrahim regarding infinite banking.  He tells some of his story and background in this coming out of Chicago and how this strategy – also called the “bank on yourself” strategy is a way for you to essentially become […]

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074: Aftermath & Takeaways! – THE 75 HARD CHALLENGE!

In this episode, we talk about some major life takeaways learned in the recent completion of the 75 Hard Challenge!  I had noticed some complacency forming and I knew I needed to step it up with this challenge.  We talk about maximizing our time and figuring out our calendar to prioritize the things that matter […]

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073: The Funding CEO Challenge!

We talk in this episode about, you guessed it – THE FUNDING CEO CHALLENGE!  We discuss how Leo has had success with a proven system to build a funding empire, and how YOU can too!  We cover some of what will be addressed in the challenge, including secret funding and marketing strategies.  We talk about […]

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072: How to Generate $250M in Content Sales! (w/ MARQUEL RUSSELL)

In this episode, Marquel brought us some really solid strategies he has implemented for the last 10+ years to generate over $250 million in sales for his clients.  He shows businesses how to properly engage in client attraction. He also elaborates on his past when he was a young entrepreneur that, for a time, engaged […]

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071: 5,000 Businesses Transformed! (w/ DR. TERRI LEVINE, Author)

We had the privilege today of talking with Terri Levine who has authored a dozen books and helped thousands of businesses maximize and multiply their results!  She tells several stories including how she started as an entrepreneur in childhood.   She tells of the importance of confidence in one’s self and the products and services […]

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070: From Immigrant to Land Flipping Empire Builder! (w/ JACK BOSCH)

In this episode, Jack opens up about his childhood in Germany where he learned to not be afraid of hard work, although he didn’t have many entrepreneurial tendencies there.   Upon coming to America as an exchange student, he obtained his MBA and met his wife – who is also an immigrant from Honduras.  Over […]

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069: Real Wealth! (w/ KATHY FETTKE)

Kathy tells us some amazing stories and brought us a great deal of actionable information in this episode.  She told about how her husband almost died when diagnosed with melanoma several years ago.  She wanted to lighten his load and began looking for ways to generate wealth.   She followed and modeled those who were […]

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068: From Dropout to 8 Figures in Real Estate & Ecommerce! (w/ RAPHAEL VARGAS)

This is a powerful episode with the one and only Raphael Vargas, who overcame an troubled adolescence and was almost murdered.  He talks about reflecting on his life and the anger at seeing his mom work two jobs.  He knew he had to free her and help her to retire.   He became a voracious […]

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067: Making Entrepreneur Superstars into Influencers (w/ Michelle Villalobos)

Michelle came to us with so much value, it’ll make your head spin!  After being born to immigrant parents and learning the hard paths, she became a major achiever and was even number one in her class.  When she subsequently got sucked into her job, she finally became an entrepreneur.  And, guess what?!  She found […]

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066: From BROKE to MILLIONS Buying Apartments & More! (w/ MICHAEL EALY)

Michael Ealy came to us while on the road and shared with us several examples of getting in on large and multi-unit apartment buildings as an investment.  He shared with us about working with an agency and specializing based on certain types of neighborhoods and tenants.  He talked with us about cash flowing from a […]

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065: From Startup Failure to Massive Media Success! (w/ WARREN COUGHLIN)

The story of Warren Coughlin starts with him almost dying at child birth.  He says this planted some seeds in him of maximizing his life and taking smart and calculated risks as an entrepreneur. He left his law practice to start a semi-pro sports team and experienced a loss (with a semi-win from learning).  He […]

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064: Earn 7 FIGURES Per Land Development Deal! (w/ CODY BJUGAN)

Cody Bjugan shared his story of a difficult and financially strained childhood where he learned “what not to be” by watching his father.  He came to realize that talk is cheap and knew he could pivot and make a different legacy for himself.  After getting married and having a child straight out of high school, […]

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063: Trust in the Process!

In this episode, we talked at length about our recent 7-day Funding  CEO Challenge and, in general, the principles surrounding following  processes.  You have to be ready to create traction and provide value  with an ability and willingness to pivot.  We talk about momentum  increasing and how to avoid doubts in the process.  We gave […]

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062: True Rags to Riches Story (w/ MICHAEL BARAYEV)

This is a powerful episode of persistence, resilience, obsession and ALL the real principles behind real success.  Michael shared about his rough upbringing as an immigrant from Uzbekistan in the early 90’s.  From domestic violence to poor school experiences, he transitioned and rose from the ashes of failure to learn about building teams, investing and […]

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061: Marketing Secrets Journey!

In this episode, after going over some personal progress and my son’s college scholarship, we opened the treasure chest of knowledge surrounding our marketing efforts.   We talked about the differences between public speaking and webinars, the importance of a curiosity-based hook and how to position it with proof of concept, etc.  We covered the […]

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060: Over 3600 Real Estate Flips! (w/ PETER VEKSELMAN)

Peter shared some great value with us today!  He told us how he struggled in school as a kid with overachieving parents.  We talked about creativity as entrepreneurs and examples of some of the businesses he’s been involved with.   We talked about the different types of properties he works with, but why he likes […]

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059: Removing Self-Sabotage From Your Life!

This is an exciting and informative episode about self-reflection and growth.  We first talked about our current state of 7 Figures, the Funding CEO Challenge and even our progress in the 75 Hard challenge.   We talked as well about how we can be our own worst enemy – the source of much of the […]

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058: Tony Robbins’ First Coach & Jim Rohn’s Partner (w/ JIM BRITT)

Jim Britt gave us a spellbinding interview telling us about his childhood when he started working at age 6, moving every year until 9th grade.  He was invited to a life-changing event and, through sheer persistence, was able to change the course of his life.   He started in sales and, after a year of […]

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057: The American Dream: From Socialism to Capitalism (w/ MILLEN LIVIS)

This is a powerful episode in which we got to hear about Millen’s journey from growing up in the battered former Soviet Union with massively limited beliefs about money.  She talks about how she came to New York and had to learn English in her 30’s before building an entrepreneurial empire.  She was in real […]

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056: Funnels.com – SHAQIR HUSSYIN – 3 x 8 Figure Businesses Before Age 30!

This interview with Shaqir Hussyin is incredible!  He brought us so much gold!  He talked about his roots in ecommerce with eBay and how he spent over $300,000 on personal development.  We talked about owning our responsibilities and building on our own real values and principles. He talked about always being the student and the […]

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055: New Skills Will Kill Your Bills!

Today, we talk about growing our business and yours!  We talk about the journey of growth and transformation we embark on as we experience failures and develop skills.  We talk about learning from the “battles,” learning to delegate and handling the skills of leadership.  We also talk about becoming clear on your strengths and accentuating […]

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054: Monday Mastery = Momentum!

In this episode, we talk about everything it takes to maximize our efforts and energy at the start – especially at the start of the work week (Monday) and at the start of each day by dominating our morning.  We talk about how rockets use fuel at the beginning to literally get off the ground […]

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053: Why I’m Doing 75 Hard!

In today’s episode, we covered a variety of topics surrounding growth and mental toughness.  We talk about sitting at a desk getting soft in more ways than one and the mental toughness challenge of 75 Hard created by Andy Frisella.  We talk about the lessons of self discipline and that this is more than just […]

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052: JARED GOETZ – From Broke to 8 Figures!

Jared Goetz has an incredible story of marketing, failure, resilience and fortune!  Join us on this journey as he developed genius and highly efficient marketing plans that got the attention of the likes of Mark Cuban and major corporations.  He became obsessed with his goals and found influencers to further his brand building.  Upon achieving […]

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051: Don’t Be Afraid of the Haters!

In this episode, we recapped a few of the strict rules and lessons surrounding 75 Hard.  We talked about always moving forward and striving for the best so you don’t have to go in reverse or start over.  We talked about a story of some negative energy we received from some haters and the realities […]

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050: Hard 75 + Mentally Strong = Results!

We talked today about developments and massive growth at 7 Figures Funding.  We talk about the unity of all of our relentless and unreasonably optimistic team.  We also addressed the topic of “challenges” as well as the logistics of the Hard 75 program – which requires massive discipline and time management.  You have to 100% […]

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049: Death Comes to Us All

Death is the big elephant in the room wherever we go and whatever we do in life.  And, regardless of our various beliefs on the matter, we can all agree that it’s there.  We talk in this episode about the fragility of life as it concerns the recent loss of one of our own funding […]

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048: Who Do YOU Want to Be?

We covered a lot of great ground in this episode!  We talked a little about my current events in life and with my family.  We also talked about how we have aspirations as children and often forget about those as adults.  We covered the topic of becoming complacent and how I gained weight based on […]

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047: KPI’s: The Key to Growth!

We talked in this episode about several examples and the meaning of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).  We talked about how my children (and maybe yours) have several KPI’s when it comes to sports and dance respectively.  KPI’s give us the knowledge of where and how to improve.  It is crucial to identify them accurately and […]

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046: How to Build an 8 Figure Tech Company from Scratch w/ Isaac Freckleton

Today, we had the privilege of talking with the CEO of EVE Financial, Isaac Freckleton.  Isaac built this 8 (approaching 9) figures business from scratch and generously shares important pieces of wisdom.  Some of this is related to the journey of a startup with sleepless nights and trying to get capital/investors.  He talks about how […]

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045: How to Rebound from Massive Failure, Even Bankruptcy!

This is an episode about constant hope and ownership, regardless of what goes right or wrong.  We started by talking about Tom Brady and the many obstacles he has dealt with to now be the undisputed NFL greatest of all time.  We talked about life analogies related to failure, ownership and growth as we overcome […]

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044: Why I Finally Switched to the iPhone!

In this episode, we talked a little bit about a Sunday ritual we have with our kids.  We talked about my son who recently got way into music and, in particular, the guitar.  We talked about honing our skills and how Apple has really constantly improved their products making them more user-friendly and streamlined. We […]

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043: JARON RIME – Can You Day Trade to the 7 Figures Club?

Jaron Rime has an interesting story and a fascinating business model where clients can trade with company money. He shares the basis and motivations behind building a trading empire centered around his business, Dominate Day Trading.  He talks with us about the ins and outs of the trading world and how his strategy is unique […]

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042: Why Online Courses & Expertise Lead to the 7 FIGURES CLUB!

In this episode, we start out talking briefly about snowboarding near Salt Lake City.  We go on to talk about finding and developing our area of expertise.  That usually means specifying a niche and doing research with books and other materials in that particular niche.  We are looking to solve problems, create content and bring […]

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041: Make Me Laugh -> Make More Money!

We talked today about connecting with your audience – whether speaking to a large group, direct sales or any of the many other relationships we have with each other.  We talked about several examples of this including speaking at church, the big comic book empires – Marvel and DC, and much more.  We’ve learned that […]

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040: A Massive Ecommerce Empire with Stephen & Chelsea Diaz!

In this episode, we talked to Stephen & Chelsea Diaz about their massive success in the ecommerce  space.  They talked about working together as a couple and shared some stories from along the way.   The also talked about evolving with their business and eventually leaving behind a wedding videography  business to focus on this. […]

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039: Tim Johnson – Maximizing Results as an Influencer, Coach, Investor & Boss!

We were very privileged to welcome Tim Johnson to the podcast for this episode.  He brings tons of value wherever he goes and this was no exception.  He shared with us some ironclad principles of multiplying sales numbers and has been responsible for businesses increasing their sales by literally hundreds of millions of dollars.  He […]

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038: Greg Shepard – 8 Exits as an Entrepreneur & the Truth about Venture Capital!

This is an enlightening episode about the power we have in business and life if we persevere.  Greg tells much of his story and, aside from just business, he has been a dedicated philanthropist as well as working with members of congress.  He shares about leveraging OPM (other people’s money) to maximize success in business […]

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037: Do You Have the Protestant Work Ethic?

In this episode, we talk about something my father used to talk about called the “Protestant Work Ethic”.  We talk about the importance of working smarter, not just harder; as well as focusing on and declaring your goals to the masses.  My dad would talk about work ethic in the context of sports and some […]

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036: Charles Wilds – 8 Figures Business Coach!

We talked in depth with Charles Wilds today about building a business from the ground up.  Charles shares many of his strategies and tools to keep your business “agile”.  You must understand your vision, values and the mission you want to pursue in order to achieve success.  After around 30 years of working with business […]

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035: Pushing Past the Fear to Act!

In this episode, we discussed the nature of fear and how it can be dangerously paralyzing.  Sometimes, it stops people from taking the right actions when they need to.  We shared the story of a heart transplant patient we had staying with us and some of the complications faced in the aftermath of the transplant […]

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034: JOSH ELLEDGE – 7 Figures Online Authority

We had the awesome privilege today to spend time with Josh Elledge.  He is a social media and PR expert and has built multiple successful businesses from the ground up by seeing needs in the marketplace and not even having to spend money on ads.  He expounds about his journey, including several failures and the […]

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033: How Steve Jobs Created Products That Sell Themselves

This is an important episode in which we discuss the massive importance of intuitively creating products and services that people WANT.  In this way, they sell themselves!  Steve Jobs was a master at creating such products in an atmosphere of anticipation that generally only made people want more.  We talked about many important historical moments […]

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032: “Fund Me Please!”

In this episode, we share a funny and profound story behind the title of this episode (“Fund Me Please”).  We also talk about the importance of capital and funding as the lifeblood of any business.  We touch on the difference between good debt and bad debt and how leverage is our best friend when building […]

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031: Why Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes went from $9B to Nada!

We talked today about the dramatic rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.  This is a sad  tale of dishonesty with themselves, investors and the general public.  We talk about how to avoid  those traps with incremental improvements and a willingness pivot our way to success. We discussed  the dramatic changes and improvements at […]

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030: Paul Ace – Webinar Brilliance!

In this episode, we had the immense privilege of welcoming Paul Ace from “across the pond” in the UK.  He is an expert at maximizing our potential when it comes to leads.  Implementing automated systems that create multiple additional points of contact makes the communication that much more effective and exponentially increases results.  Join us […]

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029: Are You in the RIGHT Business?

We talk in this episode about the importance of first picking the right industry and then deciding in what capacity you intend to contribute.  For this, it is important to know yourself – your strengths and weaknesses!  We talk about some of Leo’s past experiences in trading and real estate as well as other businesses […]

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028: Values & Principles Build Empires

We talk at length in this episode about the grand importance of values and principles in operating a lasting and successful business.  Through stories and individual examples, we illustrate first hand just why this is an indispensable part of business.  We talked about fund manager Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates) and other cases showing how having […]

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027: Justin Harrison – 10 Million Person Organization!

We had the privilege today of speaking with the incredible entrepreneur Justin Harrison.  He built himself an organization with over 10 million individuals all making him money.  We discussed the logistics of the business and entrepreneurship in general as well as risks as we try to change lives.  He talks at length about his background […]

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026: Business Is A Team Sport

In this episode, we touched on my recent trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico with my wife and our five kids.  We also got into the five stages of businesses as discussed at length in the incredible book, Tribal Leadership.  We talked about how this applies with existing sports teams such as the New […]

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025: The Game of Life & How Lebron Won It!

In this episode we talked about keeping all the wheels in motion and building until things take on a life of their own.  All the while, you assume and maintain control while humbly engaging in complete self-awareness.  We speak at length about Lebron James and his ability to exhibit all these qualities and more, especially […]

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024: You Are Your Own Worst Enemy…

We talked in this episode about how we need to own our behavior and, instead of exacerbating and/or wallowing in problems, we have the ability to respond to life productively and effectively.  We got into some stories from past business experiences, including times I (Leo) became MY own worst enemy.  This is a topic that […]

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023: Can You Tolerate Pain to Gain Success?

In this episode, we discussed the concept of pain endurance in order to achieve success.  This is a necessary ingredient in the process.  We also covered some excellent insights into acclaimed actor Matthew McConaughey’s life from his new book, Green Lights.  We share how those stories and that experience can translate over to our own […]

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022: “It’s Sales, Stupid!”

In this episode, we chatted frankly about how sales is at the centerpiece of just about any business.  It is, by definition, the nature of the phrase “doing business”.  The title of this episode comes from the 1992 presidential race between Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.  Listen as we discuss this dynamic and what […]

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021: Know Thy Numbers or Die!

In this episode, we talked about how numbers are CRUCIAL to everything we do…especially in business.  I told the story about growing a business to over $5 million in sales and still losing money.  We cover the importance of different types of accounting software and how John D. Rockafeller made accounting one of the absolute […]

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020: Making Love to Your Problems!

In this episode we talked about the tendency of many to “make love” to their problems.  Focusing on them and dwelling on their ramifications does nothing to make your life and the world a better place.  We talk about shifting the focus towards solutions through positivity has proven over and over to be the powerful […]

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019: Part-Time, Full-Time OR All-the-Time ENTREPRENEUR…

In this episode, we covered an important question all entrepreneurs – or ASPIRING entrepreneurs – should ask themselves: Are you a part-time, full-time or all-the-time entrepreneur?  Nobody needs to feel bad about any of those answers, but our answers should be reflected in our actions and execution.  Leo explains the difference and how to maximize […]

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018: Negative Energy & Avoiding Fakalata

In this episode, we discussed the nature of negative energy and the necessity to avoid it all costs.  We covered a few wild stories from Leo’s entrepreneurial journey as well as one from Mark Cuban.  Wait until you hear about FAKALATA!  So many great lessons!  Let’s go!

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017: A Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal!

Leo covered some of the ways and reasons we need to make huge goals!  We have to be able to get excited and maybe even scared at the prospect of achieving them.  He covers some of the core goals of 7 Figures over the next five years as well!  Get ready to be inspired to […]

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016: The Greatness Is in the GRIND!

In this episode, we talked about Leo’s last year or so of projects and work including seven-day work weeks and long, dedicated hours.  Leo talks about balancing it all with life and family.  The key is to make sure the goals and their “WHY” are at the forefront while not allowing other important areas in […]

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015: Sean Collins: 0-100 Locations (Costa Vida) – Incredible Entrepreneur!

Today we are privileged to hear from Sean Collins, one of the owners of the massively successful Mexican grill – Costa Vida.  Sean is an amazing entrepreneur and shares many years of insights along with his entrepreneurial instincts and acumen that have been at the core of his success.  From lessons learned and observations as […]

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014: Objectivity, Getting Political, TELL THE TRUTH!

In this episode, we discussed some of the crucial lessons learned about the polarization of our society and our thinking in general at times.  We must find the truth, which is usually not found in extreme modes of thinking.  When it comes to a romantic relationship, it’s not about WHO’s right, but rather WHAT’s right. […]

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013: Hailey Rowe – CONFIDENCE & The Health Coach Business

Today we had the privilege to discuss confidence in the entrepreneurial journey with the one and only Hailey Rowe.  Hailey has built a successful coaching business in the health and wellness space and shares with us some of her inspiring story of following her heart, building confidence in both herself and her esteemed clients as […]

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012: Do The Things You Hate; Someday You’ll Be Great!

In this episode, Leo shares some personal stories from business and challenges the old adage of “Do what you love and the money will follow.”  Leo dives into some details from past business pursuits and talks at length about Elon Musk and how he had to do and overcome many things that he hated along […]

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011: The ONE Emotion Killing Your Business Life!

This episode is so crucial because we can do everything to have a successful business, but if we let this ONE emotion in the way, it can destroy us and everything we built.  Join Leo as he tells stories about how he let this emotion get the best of him in the past, and how […]

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010: VISION – 3 Types of People!

In this episode, Leo took us to a higher vantage point – literally!  He recorded a video from what we call the “upper deck” which they had custom built upon moving into their home a few years ago.  Leo talks about types of people and how creating a proper vision coupled with focus and a […]

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009: DR. JOHN BURD – $43 Billion Market Cap!

Dr. John Burd was CEO of the massively successful DexCom as well as Sabur Technology and several other largely successful businesses.  Leo was privileged to be able to sit down with Dr. Burd for an intimate and in-depth look at his business history as we all glean tons of priceless gems of information to further […]

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008: How to Endure as an Entrepreneur!

Welcome to episode 8!  In this episode, Leo discusses several topics and stories surrounding the importance of enduring as an entrepreneur, and how to do so effectively.  We talked about how Ed Sheeran went from homeless to a household name as well as some close calls in Leo’s own path of entrepreneurship.  We talk about […]

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007: Do This ONE THING to Increase Your Productivity Ten Fold!

Today Leo discusses how ONE thing implemented correctly in his life has increased his business to $5 Million, helped him get in the best shape of his life and increased productivity by 10 fold!  See if this is something you can implement as well because all it requires is a little discipline and conscious effort […]

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006: The Biggest SCAM in the World Today!

In today’s episode we talk about, as the title infers, the BIGGEST SCAM IN THE WORLD.  Some may find this topic controversial or even offensive, but we implore you to listen with an open mind to really judge for yourself whether pursuing a traditional, university/school-based education is truly a great investment for most, or whether […]

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005: BRENT WILLIAMS – 8 Figure Exit!

Today, we had the privilege and honor of speaking with extremely successful serial entrepreneur Brent Williams.  Brent founded Dental Select which was recently sold for a large sum.  Leo discussed with Brent the nature of vision and goals when building a business and simplifying it in mission statements and overall business practices.  They also talked […]

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004: Keys to Strategic Partnerships

In this episode, Leo expounds on the concept of partnering with others to lift the business to new heights.  He tells a story about a young man where they forged trust by following through with commitments and, by so doing, massively increased sales and commissions for all involved.  He talks about lessons learned from other […]

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003: The Power of Online Mentors

Leo talks today at length about the immense value of mentors!  He shares some stories from past businesses, including shortcomings and mistakes, and how seeking mentors has been an invaluable tool in his path to success.  He talks about how he was able to take initiative with his business to also associate with, sponsor and […]

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002: Mark Hanna from “The Wolf of Wall Street”

This is a special episode in which Leo was able to interview Mark Hanna, the real life sales maven played by Matthew McConaughey in the iconic film, “The Wolf of Wall Street”.  Mr. Hanna discusses his story of entering the sales force and making seven figures his first year as a stock broker and later […]

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001: Strategic Partnerships

This episode is all about 7 Figures Partners and how you can benefit from strategic partnerships in building YOUR business to success and exponential growth!

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