Monthly Archives: May 2015

Joel Louis

Joel Louis on fatherhood and entrepreneurship

Joel LouisJoel Louis on fatherhood and entrepreneurship

On May 30, 2015 my guest and topic was the founder of Start-Up Dad Headquarters Joel Louis on fatherhood and entrepreneurship. Startup Dad HQ is a business interview show / podcast, focused on the intersection between The Evolution of Dads and Entrepreneurship.

Show Notes:

  • Tell our audience a little bit about your family and spiritual journey
  • You have started a business called Start Up Dad HQ.  Your tagline is “Exploring the intersection between fatherhood, entrepreneurship, and life.”  What’s the significance behind this and what is driving you?
  • We live in a society where we are all spread so thin — is it really possible for fathers to be the providers God has called us to be, and at the same time be, as you say, fully engaged in every aspect of our children’s lives?
  • “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least — Wolfgang Van Goethe.  Is that another way of saying that we need to major on the majors and not the minors?  How do we do that?

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Joel Louis on fatherhood and entrepreneurship on the Gary Smith Show

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About Joel Louis

Joel is a Fortune 100 Corporate Dad “gone rogue“! After nearly 14 years as a highly successful manager at IntelCorporation he decided enough was enough. It was time to stop working on someone else’s dream and start working on his own. It took him almost a year and a half of self-exploration and lots of sleepless nights to pinpoint his true passions but when the dust settled it was clear. He wanted to build a platform that focused on the extraordinary father’s of today who are fully engaged in every aspect of their children’s lives and have also managed to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship in order to leave a legacy behind. 

On Father’s Day 2014, Joel launched Startup Dad HQ, a business interview show /podcast focused on the intersection between the evolution of dads and entrepreneurship. Each interview takes us through the journey of his guests. They share their failures, bumps and bruises and their rise to the top as they navigated through the complexities of fatherhood, entrepreneurship and life. Startup Dad HQ also features webinars and live interactive workshops with content experts in all areas of Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship. The vision at Startup Dad HQ is to inspire and enable one small business launch every single day by fathers all over the world. 

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Steve Gamlin

Steve Gamlin discussing Vision Boards replay on the Gary Smith Show

Steve GamlinSteve Gamlin discussing Vision Boards (replay)

Today’s show was a replay from October 4, 2014. My guest was professional speaker Steve Gamlin discussing vision boards.

Here is the original blog post and podcast link:

Steve discussed what to put on vision boards and how to use them. He says creating success becomes much easier when you know what it looks and feels like.

Here are some take-aways from the October 4th show

  • A vision board is a visual representation of where you would like your life to be
  • For an effective vision board choose 2 pictures you want from each of the 8 categories of life 
  • Keep your vision board where you can see it everyday
  • The purpose of the vision board is to design the person you wish to become

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Listen to Steve Gamlin discussing vision boards with Gary on iTunes by clicking the iTunes logo or listen by clicking on the Soundcloud player below.

Steve Gamlin on Vision Boards iTunes podcast

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About Steve Gamlin

After enjoying a successful decade in the radio industry, a series of life-decisions led to shifting gears from dark broadcast studios to the bright stage lights of business events and conferences.

Steve Gamlin speaks from the critical space between personal and professional goals, knowing that true success lies in the integration of the two. He believes there is a unique song inside each of us, and it is his mission to encourage every audience member to identify theirs, and let the world hear it. His passion is seeing other people discover their passion. As the Provider of Motivational Firewood™ he walks his talk authentically and shares duplicatable steps to success, having created it for himself over and over. Blending humor and personal recollections of his own ‘crash and burn to recovery’ life story (Steve’s phoenix rides a pogo stick), he lives his message with every step across the stage.

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Bob Burg

Bob Burg discusses the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success

Bob Burg discusses the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success

Bob Burg

On today’s show, author and speaker Bob Burg joined me to discuss the five laws of stratospheric success as outlined in the book The Go-Giver which he co-authored with John David Mann. You can download these laws at

Here are my show notes:

  • Introduction to The Go Giver
  • Can a subtle shift in focus really make that big a difference in your business and your income?  The answer is a resounding YES!  And you’re going to learn all about that this morning.
  • Bob Burg introduction (Bob Bio)
  • The title, the go-giver, seems to contradict conventional wisdom.  Is that intentional?  Can you talk about the basic premise of the book?
  • Isn’t this just really saying that nice guys finish first?  And while it sounds wonderful, as Joe says to Pindar in the book, isn’t it a bit naive?
  • In the book, Joe is described as a go getter.  I always thought that being a go getter was a great thing.  Are you saying that it’s bad?
  • The 5 Stratospheric Laws of Success
    • Law #1: The Law of Value
    • Law #2: The Law of Compensation
    • Law #3: The Law of Influence
    • Law #4: The Law of Authenticity
    • Law #5: The Law of Receptivity
  • In your teachings, you really break some major paradigms about sales.  What are some of them?
  • Companies spend lots of time and money to train sales people all kinds of prospecting and closing techniques.  Would you say that you are downplaying these efforts?
  • Do people ever confuse what being a Go-Giver really means?
  • Tell us about your latest book, Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.  And tell our audience how they can connect with you and learn more about the other excellent books you’ve written.

Here are a few other take-aways from today’s conversation

  • The Go-Giver is a parable and the premise is shifting one’s focus from getting to giving, consistently providing value to others
  • You can have the greatest thought, without action nothing will happen 
  • The opposite of Go-Giver is not Go-Getter, it’s Go-Taker
  • Your true worth is giving more value than you take in payment
  • Promise a lot and deliver more
  • Focus on giving and allow receiving, but don’t be attached to receiving
  • Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them

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About Bob Burg

Bob shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations. Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President. Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.

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