Mitch Russo

FTC Joel | Speaking Success

Speaking The Truth: How To Use Your Story To Carve A Path To Success With Joel Weldon

If someone who has been called the “worst speaker ever” can build himself up to become one of the world’s best, then learning how to carve your own path to success with your story shouldn’t be an impossible thing to do. For renowned motivational speaker, Joel Weldon, speaking is easy, but not because he had an innate gift for it. Starting out as someone who can barely speak to 17 people at age 28, Joel worked to develop his skills in speaking to make a successful career out of it – eventually becoming one of the original founders of the National Speakers Association. Building on the lessons he has acquired throughout his career, Joel created the Ultimate Speaking System – a veritable encyclopedia of best practices in persuasive message delivery perfected over four decades of experience. Join in as Mitch Russo brings him in to the show to disclose how you can take your one-on-one communication skills to an even higher level and use your speaking skills to create videos, appear on podcasts, conduct webinars and engage in virtual one-on-one calls during COVID-19.

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FTC Mark | Landscape Management Network

From Grass To SaaS: The Evolution Of Landscape Management Network With Mark Bradley

It seems a long way from cutting grass to dominating an entire niche in the world of SaaS, but that’s exactly what Mark Bradley did over the course of his entrepreneurship journey. Before founding Landscape Management Network, Mark’s only means of employment was mowing lawns, but he had always known that he wanted more out of life. To achieve that, he started his own lawn care company. As his business grew bigger and busier, he searched far and wide for software tools to help him manage it – all to no avail. Driven by necessity, Mark created his own, marking the beginning of what would become the leading producer of management tools for landscape management. Listen in as he recounts his journey and the lessons that he learned from it in this conversation with Mitch Russo.

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FTC 222 | Affordable And Accessible Healthcare

227: Affordable And Accessible Healthcare For Everyone With Shane Foss

Shane Foss started his professional life in the healthcare industry and worked for various healthcare companies in several executive positions throughout the years after university. As he advanced through the ranks at medical device companies, and even in the business of developing healthcare facilities, he was bothered by the lack of affordable, viable health insurance policies available to the average person. He took the entrepreneurial leap and he started an insurance company. He started Hooray Health in 2017 and he hasn’t looked back. Shane joins Mitch Russo on the podcast today to share with us what building this type of company is like and how they’re making healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone.

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FTC 221 | Millennials

226: Save The Millennials, Save The World With Philip Zimmerman

Philip Zimmerman started his professional life as an environmental consultant, first hired to work for a company then shortly thereafter went out and started his own. He grew that company rapidly then sold it in four years, and that was the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey. He continued with his passion, environmental engineering, until he found an even greater vision – helping others build scale and grow their companies. He is the Co-founder of a cookie company, runs a mentorship program for the Dunham School in Baton Rouge, and speaks to groups all over the world about pain management, productivity, loyalty, and his favorite topic, Millennials. On today’s podcast, Philip sits down with Mitch Russo to discuss what his book, Unleash the Millennials and Save the World, is all about, the Millennium Change Cycle, and how we can teach the Millennials the overarching truths in science, mathematics, cosmology, and in the spiritual sense of what it means to be human.

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FTC 225 | Better Storytelling

225: How To Pitch More Successfully Through Better Storytelling With John Livesay

Everybody has a story and that story can be the best revenue-driver for your business. The better your storytelling is, the better your sales will be. Renowned keynote speaker, author and sales expert, John Livesay cannot overemphasize this point. Known as the “Pitch Whisperer,” John discovered at some point in his career that weaving stories into the sales process changed his performance dramatically. He since catapulted himself to success and prominence using his storytelling magic. Join in as Mitch Russo picks his brain on the selling power of a good story. John speaks in stories, so if a good story is what you came in here for, you’re not going to be disappointed.

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224: Mimiran: A Whole New CRM System (Yes, We Need Another One) With Reuben Swartz

You’d think that the last thing we need is another CRM, but most systems fail in one spectacular way or another. Mimiran is more than just a CRM. It is a whole way of thinking, a whole philosophy embedded in software that solves problems instead of creating new ones. Behind this innovative tool is the nerdy, introverted and just plainly brilliant mind of Reuben Swartz, the Chief Nerd at Sales for Nerds. Do you hate selling? Well it’s probably you and the greater part of the world. Listen in as Reuben shares with Mitch Russo how he turned his hate for sales and CRMs into a passion to build – wait for it – a sales tool and a CRM. Ironic? It’s anything but.

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FTC 223 | Online Magic

223: Dan Chan Presents: Online Magic For Sophisticated Audiences

Who thought online magic can be such a damn good business? Well, Mitch Russo didn’t think he’d have a magician guest a business podcast, yet here we are. But there is a very good reason why Daniel Chan is on the podcast today. An internationally renowned, award-winning magician, Dan worked mostly for corporate audiences and has traveled all over the world doing what he loves. He has been variously dubbed as the “Magic Man,” “Master Magician,” “Silicon Valley’s Favorite Magician” and “The Billionaires’ Magician.” In this episode, you will learn how he took his wand online and what he is doing to turn it into a highly-profitable business model. For magicians out there whose careers are badly-hit by COVID, this episode will inspire you to use a different kind of magic to turn things around for your career.

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FTC 222 | Success Education

222: Building Success Through Education with Bill Walsh

In this episode, Mitch Russo takes Bill Walsh on board to talk about his goal of spreading his educational programs with startups and major global brands alike in order to increase sales, productivity, and overall success. In 2005, Bill started his own company called Powerteam International for the purpose of empowering employees and business owners. He talks about how he started in the business, from working with GoDaddy and Franklin Covey to starting his own Success Club. With Success Club, Bill created a completely free environment or community that takes the best of the best learning some of the best of the best tools that are out there. To learn more about Bill and his advocacy of success, you can read his book The Obvious.

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FTC 221 | Giving It 100%

221: Stumbling Into Something That Works: Giving It 100% With Nicholas Hinrichsen

Failure is not the endpoint. In this episode, Nicholas Hinrichsen, Founder and CEO of WithClutch, joins Mitch as they discuss the opportunities in failure and the importance of giving it 100%. From soccer and golf to successful entrepreneur, Nicholas talks about his journey and the revolutionary that he is. Mitch and Nicholas take a deeper look into Nicholas’ success and the outside forces that played a huge role in helping him pivot amidst failures. Tune in and discover how Nicholas stumbled into something that works and the ideas you can apply to your success.

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FTC 220 | Future Leadership

220: Leadership Instincts For Controlling The Future With Mark S A Smith

Controlling the future sounds almost supernatural, but in reality, it’s something you can do not only for yourself but for those around you. By having the right leadership skill set and values, it’s possible to control the future with your actions today. This episode, Mark S A Smith, a Business Growth Strategist at Bija Company, talks about the common denominator between successful companies, which is their focus on marketing. He details the leadership that transpires within these companies and explains why tracking KPIs are very critical if you want to make sure everybody’s in line within your company. Furthermore, learn what it means to lead with valor and understand how wise leaders think and decide when it comes to planning for what lies ahead.

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