Knucklehead Podcast
E68 - Moving 36 Times before Graduation, with Warriors Wallet Founder Travis Johnson

E68 - Moving 36 Times before Graduation, with Warriors Wallet Founder Travis Johnson

April 24, 2019

Have you ever paid off a credit card?

Do you remember what it felt like?

What about the joy and relief you'd experience by paying off your home?

Imagine you've helped someone accomplish that goal and the feeling you'd experience as a result of helping them focus their attention on solving their problem. That's what Travis Johnson has done over 400 times with his clients at Warrior's Wallet. No stranger to overcoming adversity, he's also had to personally overcome the instability of moving over 30 times before he graduated high school. 

Travis sums up his mission very simply, as his business helps people cut through the BS and misinformation surrounding personal finance to focus on the education and accountability needed to bring bedroom and peace to you finance.

Travis started the journey to Warrior’s Wallet after a decade of helping others get their day-to-day finances in order. He’s helped hundreds of families pay off more than $6 million in debt. The perspective he provides bridges the gap between knowledge and action.

University of Oklahoma Graduate and Navy Veteran Travis Johnson is the Books by Vets Vice President and Public Relations Director. He also serves on the board of the S.H.I.N.E Foundation and teaches Reboot Combat Recovery.

E67 - How to build a thriving business after LOSING $40k on one event, We Close Notes Scott Carson

E67 - How to build a thriving business after LOSING $40k on one event, We Close Notes Scott Carson

April 17, 2019

Remember the last time you lost money?

No, not a few dollars.

Remember the gut-wrenching, helpless, and infuriating feelings that swarmed to your back and shoulders?

Not exactly increasing your belief that you're capable of accomplishing more in your business or life, does it?

There wasn't one event that set the foundation for Scott Carson of We Close Notes, but it sure set the trajectory in the right direction. Seeing dollar bills rather than asset lists, opportunity rather than struggle, Scott turned a $40k loss on one event into a MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL real estate education process for folks to follow and learn from.

If you'd like a feel-good, surface level guide to business success, then check out another podcast and don't spend the time to subscribe to this one. At Knucklehead, we want to bring you the stories of failure and mistakes that entreprenuers and sales leaders experienced that led to the success they're earned. Go out there and #getsomewins today, #dontbebeta in the process because when you experience the setback, what will your reaction be? We believe you will recover and be stronger than you were when the setback happened.

#WomeninBiz Series E1 - On my Terms, CEO Charlynda Scales - Mutts Sauce

#WomeninBiz Series E1 - On my Terms, CEO Charlynda Scales - Mutts Sauce

April 9, 2019
#WomeninBiz Series E1 - On my Terms, CEO Charlynda Scales - Mutts Sauce

What happens when your product gets picked up for distribution by a regional retail grocer? You've made it, right!? How about when you're thrust into a position to lead a business after being passed a family secret recipe?

The answer simply is leadership. Being humble enough to say when you do not have the answer, but willing to listen to your mentors and work through the challenges associated with growth. Mutt's Sauce CEO Charlynda Nyenke Scales smoke checked this interview where she took the gloves off and kept it real on her journey to where they are today.
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E65 - Recovering Principal, TEDx Speaker Chris Shade

E65 - Recovering Principal, TEDx Speaker Chris Shade

April 2, 2019

What is a “Recovering Principal”?

Having spent seven years leading an exemplary elementary school campus in West Texas, Chris Shade refers to himself as a “recovering principal.” Despite spending only four years in the classroom prior, he was always a teacher.

Now speaking with educators, students, and parents on fostering a growth mindset. In this episode, we diving into a largely unsuccessful and costly rollout at his school as a principal, and the nontraditional approach he took to making it right.

For the past 10 years, he has delivered presentations and keynote speeches across the State of Texas and throughout the United States. In 2016 he gave a TEDx Talk, “Education Is None of Your Business” in Flower Mound, TX as a part of a TEDx event on the topic of “disruptive innovation.”

Find out more from Chris:

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#WomeninBiz Series E2 - Can you HEAR ME now? w/ Phoebe Mroczek

#WomeninBiz Series E2 - Can you HEAR ME now? w/ Phoebe Mroczek

March 25, 2019

#WomeninBiz Series E2 - Can you HEAR ME now? w/ Phoebe Mroczek

A new prospect asked on Friday afternoon, “Can you have that to me on Monday?”

Phoebe had just been asked to commit to a 48-hour turnaround on a leadership and development workshop. Only problem was, she hadn’t created any of the material. There’s no way she’d be able to pull off training a group of people, let alone teams of folks in that short of a time.

What did she do? What would you have done?

Since killing it at that first training, Phoebe Mroczek has continued to bring value for her clients with digital marketing strategies, podcasts and helping hone their tone of marketing campaigns. She hosts a widely popular podcast, Unbecoming, and has been featured all over the media landscape to include Inc, New Media Summit and more.

Check out more from Phoebe:

Phoebe’s Podcast, Unbecoming -

Follow Phoebe on Instagram: @phoebemroczek

E63 - What’s your Why, Best Selling Author, Chris Perez

E63 - What’s your Why, Best Selling Author, Chris Perez

March 18, 2019

Do you live your core values? Have you experienced the pain of a setback so intensively that you had to change? Do you ever want to make a different decision when your core values are displayed, but your choices tell a different story?

It’s called being confused. The literal first step to clarity is confusion. Most folks don’t take the time to stay in it or analyze that they are responsible for putting themselves there. Alcohol, shying away from responsibilty, mistakes in the military caused Chris Perez to examine why he was in the situation he was in. He decided to pour his life into writing and expression that would help people face the darkness of inauthenticity.

Every one of us have those challenges that cause us to tuck our tail and run. But, when you press in, like Chris talks about in this episode, you can face the darkness and not shy away from the fear. Start today and live your core values - those that follow need to have a leader like you win each day.

1 - Become all you can

2 - Help others do the same

3 - Help the world be a better place

#dontbebeta #getsomewins

Check out more from him on LinkedIn, Chris Perez:

Chris’s Site -

Follow Chris Perez on Instagram: @itschrisperez

E62 - Hands off my money with Tax Guru, Chance Cerda

E62 - Hands off my money with Tax Guru, Chance Cerda

March 14, 2019

You probably like paying taxes.

Indirectly, it does mean you're making money.

However, it doesn't mean just because you make money that you have to give it all to Uncle Sam. Business owners, 1099 Sales folks, and other various entities year after year are provided with solutions that are half-baked, well-intended, user-friendly but ultimately confusing. CPA's, web-based or big box tax solutions, consultants continue to swing and miss when it comes to reducing your liability.

Insert a guy like Chance. After tripping over a tax bill he accrued while selling licensed collegiate apparel back in college, he set a goal to know all he could about the tax code. Several stints with CPA's that were hog-tied to "business as usual", Chance stormed the beaches of social media with a non-traditional approach to help his clients win the battle of "not-knowing" when they're faced with the same situation he overcame back in school.

He's linked together several case studies (for our audience only) and you'll be able to access those with a link provided on Tax Day for businesses, 2019. Rumor has it that he's starting a podcast to continue to drip some of the info regarding the tax code and time-tested strategies to win for you and your business.

Check out more from Chance on Instagram:

Connect with Chance via DM on Instagram also, mention "Knucklehead" and he'll set you up with a free 30-min consultation on how to help you with your taxes.

E61 - Branding is YOU, Dr. Natalia Wiechowski

E61 - Branding is YOU, Dr. Natalia Wiechowski

March 12, 2019

Re-brand. Be you.

Can you think of something more misunderstood and vague?

Most folks don’t have a brand or have lived enough mistakes or under pressure enough to know themselves or what they’re made of. Well, that’s until they meet someone like Dr. Natalia Wiechowski. She’s been through not just a career transformation, but the sort of transformation that people who use that catchphrase would mean.

With over 14+  years of experience  in human behavior and  social relationships, made  the German Dr. of Philosophy  and Social scientist come to the conclusion  that personal branding is a prerequisite to design  a dream life(style) and career of purpose. As a storyteller Dr. Natalia scored two viral posts on  LinkedIn in 2016, which allowed her to build an international online community of over 150,000    followers. Her work was also featured in LinkedIn’s #InItTogether campaign in 2018. No wonder why  people call her the Middle East's leading Edutainer.

Branding is YOU

2:02 - “Modern Leadership - I’m a doctor, so what??

3:05 - “Be the change” - Fake, blah and power trips

3:54 - Don’t mean to swear, but A**h$^e

5:30 - Wants change, but not willing to accept change

6:02 - 6:15 - Not hippie Bull S***

6:59 - In your work, private life - start in your private life

7:48 - How she found out she needed to generate completion and building a future

8:30 - Illusion of being happy win

Won excellence awards

9:27 - Being a largely “wasted resource”

9:42 - Pain is self-created

10:09 - Questions she answered to build her life authentically

10:52 - Bring a people pleaser, giving respect to elders or authority

12:01 - Not being courageous enough and honest with herself and being transparent with where she received the message, before she felt convinced

13:02 - Pressure of getting married and having kids

14:38 - Done the work, but lacked the skills

15:09 - Building the life, got pushback from the people that she wanted to win the approval

16:01 - Unconventional ideas can be the missing ingredient

16:50 - Keeping everyone else safe,

17:40 - How do you work with people who don’t think like you do?

18:35 - People change only when the pain of staying the same is greater danger - Haven’t suffered enough yet

19:30 - When you’re asked for advice, then you can influence those who ask you for it

20:30 - “Coachsult” ; speaker/training

21:35 - Broad, personal branding exercise

22:22 - Instagram / Linkedin

24:30 - Focus on being the you that makes people feel at home

#dontbebeta #getsomewins

Check out more from her on LinkedIn, Dr Natalia Wiechowski:

Follow Dr Natalia on Instagram: @thinknatalia

E60 - Don’t Tread on Me, w/ Michael “Doc” Rannigan

E60 - Don’t Tread on Me, w/ Michael “Doc” Rannigan

March 5, 2019

Overcoming addiction, the vicious cycle of self doubt

Not taking a paycheck to keep your partners whole

Reinvesting back into himself and the business to earn victory over the past

Unlearning unproductive habits to now lead two successful businesses, US Navy Veteran Mike “Doc” Rannigan has pulled himself from the depths of struggle and fought back. Learning from failure, struggle, and mistakes he’s learned to give back to the community that has provided so much for him. Serving as a member of the Rockwall Veterans Business Alliance, he’s helped provide exposure to businesses local to his community and provided veterans with jobs. Rolling up your sleeves and getting to work and faithfully being there for his wife of over 20 years and their children, Michael sets an example for many to follow.

Michael on LinkedIn -

Rockwall Veteran Business Alliance:

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E59 - Elevate your Mindset, w/ BDB CEO Nicholas Bayerle

E59 - Elevate your Mindset, w/ BDB CEO Nicholas Bayerle

February 26, 2019

Have you ever experienced what it’s like to lose with the wrong mindset?

Broke. Failure. Misfit.

They’re all the ways to describe why you aren’t going to achieve. But, it’s not losing or failing that's the problem. It’s how you think about it.

Elevating your mindset is easier said than done, because your environment may not support the change you’d like to experience. Your support system may be broke. Let’s face it, you may have been also. That’s where someone like Nicholas Bayerle comes in. As a man, his belief calls us to be more tomorrow that what we were today.

He’s been named a Top 21 Influencer and Top 30 under 30 Influencer, featured in Forbes, Order of Man, He went from obese, broke and no girlfriend to now married to the woman of his dreams, fit, and thriving in business. Nicholas is an international speaker, podcast host and was rated top 30 under 30 influencers. He has worked with some of the top businessmen and is passionate about seeing men prosper in health, business and relationships. Nicholas has shared the stage with Lewis Howes, Cole Hatter, and Jordan Harbinger and been interviewed on the top business podcasts. He is creator of the #1 annual businessmen’s event, Billion Dollar Body Live and has curated a successful community of men called The Billion Dollar Brotherhood.

#dontbebeta #getsomewins

Remember to check out more from Nicholas Bayerle on Facebook and in his group, Billion Dollar Brotherhood -

Check out his podcast, Billion Dollar Body Podcast:

Follow Nicholas Bayerle on Instagram: @nicholasbayerle