Justin Lafazan (Ep.32) – Co-Founder, Next Gen

December 11, 2018

Episode 32 features a young and impressive entrepreneur by the name of Justin Lafazan.  From an earlier age, Justin saw his Dad struggle through the 2008 Recession as a Mortgage Banker and vowed to pave his own way in life so that he never had to be impacted by other peoples decisions.  That drive has led him to create a company while still in high school, write a book, and start a 2nd company to bring together young entrepreneurs from all over the place.  Oh and he is only 22 years old!

I truly enjoyed this interview with Justin and excited for you all to listen in!

About Justin:

Featured in USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine, Justin (22) is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.

Justin is the co-founder of Next Gen, the premier community and conference for millennial entrepreneurs. Next Gen curates the brightest and most talented young founders worldwide, and provides them with resources for their personal and professional growth (funding, mentorship, vendor relationships, etc).

Next Gen Summit has developed into a must-attend event, winning various accolades including:

++ Forbes “1 in 5 can’t miss events”

++ Entrepreneur Magazine “1 in 7 of the best events for entrepreneurs under 30”

++ Entrepreneur Magazine “1 in 7 conferences that will level up your A-game”

In December 2015, Justin published his best-selling book, What Wakes You Up?, receiving endorsement from the founders of UGG, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more.

Find Justin online:

Website: http://www.justinlafazan.com/

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

Next Gen Website: https://www.ngsummit.com

Next Gen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/next_gen_summit/

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

 

Lindsey Schwartz (Ep. 31) – Founder, Powerhouse Women

December 4, 2018

Episode 31 features the Founder of PowerHouse Women, Lindsey Schwartz.  Lindsey is the exact type of person that this podcast is geared toward.  Someone that wanted to make a change and had a different purpose in their mind then what they were doing at the time and decided to take the first step.

Her passion is breathtaking and wonderful to see how she has progressed her mission over the last few years and excited to see how she impacts the world in the future.

Find Lindsey Online:

Instagram 

https://www.instagram.com/llindseyschwartz/

https://www.instagram.com/powerhouse_women/

Website 

https://www.lindseyschwartz.com

http://powerhousewomen.co

Her Book – Powerhouse Woman – How to get out of your own way, fulfill your unique purpose, and live a powerful life

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

Lindy Barber (Ep.30) – CrossFit Athlete | CrossFit Games Champion | Founder, LindyBarber.com

November 26, 2018

Had a phenomenal time speaking with CrossFit Athlete Lindy Barber about her incredible journey getting to the pinnacle of the CrossFit sport.  She takes us all the way back to childhood and discusses her active upbringing and how sport and fitness has always been a huge part of her life.  We go in depth on her battle with lower back issues and the incredible story of anguish and then perseverance to overcome the doctor’s prognosis and achieve her goals.  We also have a neat discussion around nutrition as well as her own fitness coaching business and the next chapter in her career.

About Lindy:

Lindy Barber has a Bachelors in Exercise Science and has been competing in CrossFit for 7 years. She has been to the CrossFit Games twice as an individual (2013, 2015) and three times on a team with CrossFit Mayhem Freedom, winning the games in 2016 & 2018 and coming in second in 2017.  Lindy now resides in the northeast and is a full time fitness coach working with students both in person and online to help them with their overall fitness & nutrition.

Find Lindy Online:

Website: LindyBarber.com

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

Email: TrainingWithLindy@gmail.com

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/

Thank you very much!

Brian

Weeks 38-41: CrossFit Journey – Back and Hip Health

November 26, 2018

Now that I’ve gone to write these CrossFit posts once a month it’s giving me a chance to sit back and reflect a bit more on the bigger picture.  My life has changed a lot recently and it has made me have to alter my entire schedule and has completely shaken up my world.

However, when you have motivation followed by an intent to achieve certain goals nothing should keep you down.  You have to keep pivoting and make it work and do whatever it takes.

One of those areas is around your overall fitness health.  I’ve never seen a Chiropractor but with some encouragement from neighbors I decided to at least go to a sesh or two and see what they had to say.  It was quite an eye opening experience.  First, Dr. Staker and his staff are phenomenal and really know their stuff.  I knew I had a family history of back problems but didn’t realize until I got X-rays that my L4 and L5 vertebrae were fused together from birth.  Certainly explains a few things but Dr. Staker did compliment me on my overall back health and that I didn’t have too much to be worried about if I was smart about it.  My main issue was my right hip that was just overturned inward and probably why I felt imbalanced at times.

So, taking Doctor’s orders I’ve been stretching and foam rolling a ton over the past month and after a couple sessions recently he’s been pleased with the improvement in that hip and lower back area.  I have to say, I can definitely tell.  My workouts seem easier especially with my squat and I just feel I don’t have as much pressure in that area any longer.

Only time will tell but the morale of the story is this.  Don’t think you know it all.  If you are curious about something go seek out answers and find the truth as you never know how it might impact your life for the better.  I never thought I needed to go see a Chiropractor but my newfound knowledge will help me reach my fitness goals and give me overall better health in the lower back / hip region for years to come.

I hope you continue on your journey to better health and seek out wisdom in areas you might struggle or need more insight.

Keep grinding!

Case Kenny (Ep. 29) – Founder, Prsuit.com | Host, New Mindset Who Dis Podcast

November 20, 2018

Had a phenomenal conversation with Case Kenny on Episode 29 of the Just Get Started Podcast.

We get into an interesting conversation around his life and journey into growing his media company and we discuss the background of his Prsuit.com company and how using the thought around “perspective” is ideal for growing yourself and becoming fulfilled in life.  His consistency in putting out great content has helped him grow his audience to hundreds of thousands of readers and become a regular top 50 iTunes Podcast in just a few short months of starting it.

One of the things I enjoy about Case is how raw he is when speaking.  He believes what he says and isn’t afraid to share his opinions of the world and offer advice where he feels it could help others.  Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable can be difficult but once you build your confidence and understand that your voice can help motivate and inspire others it’s cool to see what can happen.  Enjoyed the chance to get to know Case a bit and know you all will enjoy this episode.

Find Case Online:

Instagram (Case Kenny) – https://www.instagram.com/case.kenny/

Instagram (Prsuit.com) – https://www.instagram.com/prsuit/

Website – http://prsuit.com/

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian

Bryan Wish (Ep.28) – Growth Consultant and Marketing Strategist

October 30, 2018

Episode 28 features Bryan Wish, Growth Consultant for global-impact visionaries and the marketing strategist behind Allen Gannett’s book “The Creative Curve”.  I met Bryan serendipitously last year when setting up Allen Gannett on the Just Get Started Podcast. Unfortunately, as I tell the story, the audio didn’t record properly and the interview with Allen never launched.  However, I stayed in contact with Bryan and was appreciative for him to share his story on this latest episode.  We went into some depth around his childhood and how early challenges helped ultimately pave the way for carving out some great opportunities with some sports franchises and now some of his business endeavors.  A lot of energy and passion out of Bryan and really enjoyed his insight on business, networking, and creating your own opportunities.

About Bryan:

For years, I have used my abilities to both discover and foster growth opportunities behind professional sports franchises, global investment funds, and CEO visionaries turning their dreams into tangible results. Noticing untapped potential in ticket sales in the collegiate market for the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves, I created segmented marketing and sales programs that have done more than $300k in sales to date. My own vision helped curate 800+ impactful stories which have been read by more than 500,000+ readers on The Wish Dish. From 2016-2017, I helped establish a foundational community outreach system for The Kairos Society – a network of young entrepreneurs featured in Inc., Forbes, and Wired Magazine – building a fellowship of more than 500 up-and-coming entrepreneurs in 40 countries and counting. Currently based in Washington D.C., I spend my waking hours meeting, fostering, and influencing entrepreneurs to act on their most empowering visions.

Through years of reflection, I’ve developed a high-functioning growth mindset to continuously progress, despite obstacles of every kind. Time after time, I’ve transitioned one “no” into the next “how can I get there?” I can see a story, visualize its potential, and then get up and go make it happen.

Find Bryan Online:

Website: http://bryanwish.com/

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

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

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian

 

Week 33-37: CrossFit Journey – Triangle Invitational

October 22, 2018

I had been dogging it on my CrossFit journey posts lately due to some personal challenges on this end and only getting to the gym 2-4 times a week the last several.  But, my focus is back and I was reenergized today by spectating at the Triangle Invitational hosted by the gym I belong to, CrossFit RTP.

It was amazing to see the teamwork and camaraderie across the various events and was awesome to see our team, the RX team from CrossFit RTP bring home 1st Place!

I believe the reason I was so inspired is that it reminded me that getting in great physical shape and becoming more healthy is not a short sprint but a long journey through many obstacles.  These athletes competing didn’t just show up but they had been working toward this for many months and years.  It was a culmination of perseverance, patience, and positivity…all factors leading to success.

I’m proud to call CrossFit RTP home and it was a tremendous effort by all of the volunteers from our gym and our winning squad!  Excited to be involved some way next year…heck, maybe I’ll even compete!

Keep grindin’

Brian

Andrea Waltz (Ep.27) – Author | Go For No!

October 16, 2018

Episode 27 features Andrea Waltz, the Co-Author of one of the best selling sales books of all-time, Go For No! as well as Co-Founder of Courage Crafters.  Andrea shares her journey and a lot of the twists and turns that have led her to what she is doing now.  From trying to call George Lucas at the age of 8 to getting a Criminal Justice degree she has never used, Andrea opens up about how some unique opportunities in life have presented themselves and how she has continually looked for the learning in each situation and has used that to keep her motivated and moving forward.

I know you all will enjoy my chat with Andrea and look forward to hearing feedback!

About Andrea:

Andrea Waltz is the co-author of Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.  Along with her husband and business partner Richard Fenton, she has made her mission to liberate people from fears of failure and rejection, sharing an entire new mindset about hearing the word NO.  They have spoken all over the US and the UK teaching the ‘Go for No’ strategies – having been embraced by people in a wide variety of industries and businesses to rave reviews and amazing results. Andrea’s book hit #1 on Amazon’s “Selling” list and has remained in the top 20 of ‘Sales’ books for over the last 8 years.

Topic: Overcoming fear of failure, rejection, and hearing No. (Ideal for: sales of any kind, small business/entrepreneurs)

Website: http://www.Goforno.com or www.Gofornokeynote.com

Social Media:

Twitter: @Goforno 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Goforno 

Instagram: @GoforNo

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

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian

Joel Runyon (Ep.26) – Ultramarathoner | Founder, ImpossibleHQ

September 27, 2018

Episode 26 was a blast!  I met Joel in August when he came to speak at our company and share the journey of the past 9 years and how this whole thing came together.  It’s an incredible story of perseverance, patience, grit, and a little luck.  We go in depth on a variety of topics and he shares a lot of great insight on his daily routines and how he prepares for these long races.

About Joel:

Joel Runyon is an athlete and entrepreneur. He is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE – a company dedicated to helping people push their limits and do impossible things.

In 2017, he became the youngest person in the world to run 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents. Along the way, he raised $192,000 for Pencils of Promise and built 7 schools.

He is very bad at saying “no” to a challenge.

Find Joel Online:

Website: https://impossiblehq.com/

Instagram (Personal): https://www.instagram.com/joelrunyon/

Instagram (ImpossibleHQ) https://www.instagram.com/impossiblehq/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joelrunyon/

 

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian

Jeff Tippett (Ep.25) – Persuasive Communication Expert | Speaker | Author

September 19, 2018

Had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Tippett on Episode 25 of the Podcast.  Jeff lives local to me in the Carolinas and it was great to learn more about his background and some of the ways persuasive communication can be used in numerous ways throughout your life.  Jeff shares some really neat stories about how he started his own business and some helpful advice about how you can think about persuasion.

Jeff gives a shoutout to Jane Atkinson and her book – The Epic Keynote – Link to book -> https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Keynote-Presentation-Wealthy-Speaker/dp/0991751213/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537405955&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Epic+Keynote&dpID=51zav6KgThL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=srch and something he recommends you read if you’d like to present more or be a speaker

App he recommends: Blinkist -> It’s like the Cliffs Notes but in an audio form!

About Jeff:

Known by audiences and fans as Mr. Persuasion, Jeff Tippett is a subject matter expert in persuasive communications. He helps people increase their effectiveness, gives them powerful tools for attaining goals and dreams, and helps them positively impact their organization—all as they learn techniques for communicating persuasively with others.

When results mattered most, renowned brands like Airbnb, The National Restaurant Association, The League of Women Voters, The League of Conservation have trusted Jeff to develop and implement communications plans to persuade elected officials, the media, and the general public. And as an expert on persuasive communications, Jeff continues to deliver results for influential clients.

Other industry experts have validated Jeff’s work through numerous awards including the prestigious The American Advertising Awards.

Jeff has impacted thousands of lives through over 500 presentations incuding keynotes and seminars. Others feature Jeff’s expertise in persuasive communications through articles, podcasts, and blogs.

Jeff’s highly anticipated second book, Unleashing Your Superpower: Why Persuasive Communications is the Only Force You Will Ever Need is scheduled for completion in late fall 2018.

Find Jeff Online

Website: https://jefftippett.com/

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

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

Also, Text “Persuade” to 66866 to receive a free chapter of his upcoming book

About the Host:

It’s hard to write these things about yourself but I’m just a very curious guy that wants to learn as much as I can about the world and the people in it.  With a new found motivation many years ago to achieve certain goals and push beyond status quo, I wanted to speak with people that were breaking out of their comfort zones and try to capture how they were doing it and what insight could be shared to help others.  I hope you all will continue along on the journey with me and share any feedback you have.

If you enjoyed this episode or others please consider leaving a review on iTunes or whichever Podcast platform you listen on.

Here’s where you can find me:

Website: https://www.brianondrako.com  

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianondrako

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justgetstartedpodcast/ 

Thank you very much!

Brian