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Lone Wolf to a 7-figure Business Strategist

Lone Wolf to a 7-figure Business Strategist

August 4, 2020

From a lone wolf to a 7-figure business strategist, Dr. Robert Garcia shares with you his tactics in building a successful business.

 

Over the past 18 months he last guested in the show, Dr. Rob has upgraded his business severely. In his second time to speak here at Knucklehead Podcast, he will talk about his thought process in achieving success, the strategy he is using to build an audience organically, and how he qualifies influencers and business owners he works with.

 

Dr. Robert Garcia is San Diego’s Award-Winning Business Strategist. He is an 8-time Author and also the  Owner of the SHIFT Advanced Life Design Magazine. He helps experts become highly credible industry leaders through media interviews, strategic social media, and celebrity partnerships.

 

Enjoy!

 

Favorite Quote:

 

“I was a lone wolf in it. I was trying to do everything on my own. That's the biggest thing I have to tell veterans, especially is don't be a lone wolf. Fix your business now. Don't be unprofitable for five years because you're too proud or stubborn to ask for help.”

                                               

                                                                              - Robert Garcia

 

In this Episode

 

2:56 - Type of clients Dr. Rob works with

 

4:18 - How he specifically helps business grow their audience organically

 

6:00 - His strategy in building an audience in terms of podcasting

 

9:34 - How Dr. Rob did an outstanding job in stepping up his game over the last couple of years

 

11:17 - Coping up with time management

 

13:39 - The evolution of SHIFT Advanced Life Design Magazine

 

15:49 - His thought process on how people leverage their influence to make buying decisions

 

18:07 - Dr. Rob's perspective in terms of promoting brand awareness

 

21:55 - What drives people to come and sponsor his digital assets

 

24:49 - His grounds in qualifying influencers to work with

 

28:01 - His profound advice especially to veterans doing business

 

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On the brink of homelessness, just make it happen

On the brink of homelessness, just make it happen

July 28, 2020

Military life is tough, difficult, and dangerous. But the transition from active duty to civilian life also brings forth challenges on the majority of veterans in dealing with benefits, retirement path, and setting up a new career.

 

In today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast, Stephen shares another inspiring conversation with our guest, Adrianne Phillips. They talk about how Adrienne came up with the creation of a nonprofit organization, how it works, and eventually into the foundation of SAVI.

 

Adrianne Phillips is a service-disabled veteran, who founded Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) as a reaction to the immense need for support of veterans transitioning to civilian life. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a combat service-member and Security Forces, Adrianne transitioned out of the military and into civilian life. In 2017, she harnessed her experience as a veteran, benefits manager, and entrepreneur to found the Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration with the goal of supporting every service-member’s transition.

 

The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Veterans thrive post-separation. They help transitioning service-members navigate their VA benefits entitlement and post-transition goals by providing customized support, services, and proprietary programs.

 

Enjoy!

 

Favorite Quote:

 

“Being on the brink of homelessness, despite doing everything the way that I was told. I couldn't find a job. And this was right before the recession in 2008. When you're about to lose a roof over your head, you start to figure out ways to just make it happen.”

                             -  Adrienne Phillips

 

 

In This Episode

 

4:49 - The catalyst that sparked the birth of her first business

8:26 - Her perception when it comes to the context of making the mistake

12:38 - How SAVI started as an organization

17:54  - The underlying rationale of why Adrienne focuses on creating a nonprofit    organization

25:56 - How she figured out the opportunity that fits her effectively

30:05 - Her step by step progression from working for a nonprofit organization to launching her own company

34:10 - Understanding The Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) more profoundly

38:09 - Her words of advice to leaders or business owners

 

 

Get in touch with Adrianne Phillips

 

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Call    (844) 400-SAVI (7284)

 

 

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Lessons from Knucklehead Podcast

Lessons from Knucklehead Podcast

July 21, 2020

Looking back at the thought process, best practice, and episodes of the Knucklehead Podcast that resulted in developing it into a business organically, Stephen is now going to have a quick review of what the foundation of Knucklehead is.

 

In today’s solo episode, he will talk about some of the remarkable episodes they’ve been up to that you can go back and listen to, certain trends that have been going out, a little bit about leveraging social media, and how to get involved in Knucklehead 90 challenge.

 

Stephen Colon is the Founder and Chief Knucklehead of Knucklehead Media Group. He is committed to helping businesses leverage the power of their voice to bring dead leads to life.

 

Knucklehead Media Group is the home to some of the top podcasts across multiple categories, captivating coursework on gaining traction with your show, and consulting to those companies BOLD enough to #getsomewins. They believe your mistakes set the foundation for your success, those stories help customers beat a pathway to your doorstep, and the myths from bringing business online shouldn't hold you back from getting yours.

 

Enjoy!

 

Favorite Quote: 

 

“Part of the mission that we have here at Knucklehead is to make sure that the information that we talk about as far as screw-ups and mistakes that we don't let those scripts and mistakes define us. What they do is, they fuel the success that we strive to achieve on a day in and day out basis. I mean, that's called get some wins.”

                                        -Stephen Colon

 


In This Episode

 

3:39 - Stephen's first business experience and what he learned from it

 

4:19 - Knucklehead podcast episodes you don't wanna miss

 

5:10 - The goal behind the production of Knucklehead shows

 

8:20 - The reason why people don't share their mistakes in business

 

12:31 - Recognizing the mission of Knucklehead

 

13:14 - What is Knucklehead 90 and how to take part with the challenge

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Avoiding Stiffness in Startup Culture, Veloz Group CEO Adam Mendler

Avoiding Stiffness in Startup Culture, Veloz Group CEO Adam Mendler

July 14, 2020

As one of the core principles of effective leadership, owning your mistakes and embedding your failures prove to be one of the most important parts of success.

 

In today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast, our guest Adam Mendler talks about his mindset in dealing with mistakes, how culture defines the character and personality of an organization, and the key factor that brought about the biggest change in the way they’ve grown as an organization.

 

Adam Mendler is a serial entrepreneur, a motivational and leadership keynote speaker. He utilizes his professional, entrepreneurial, and managerial background in creating both the Lessons in Leadership series in Thrive Global and the Thirty Minute Mentors podcast. He conducted over 300 one on one interviews with America’s most accomplished and insightful people and authored over 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc. and The Huffington Post.

Favorite Quote: 

 

“Only a mediocre person never makes a mistake. That means that if you're too afraid to fail, you're never going to be successful because you're never going to be able to accomplish great things when you're unwilling to take chances.”

 

  • Adam Mendler

 

 

Enjoy!

 

In this Episode: 

 

3:18 - Breakthrough interviews conducted by Adam

 

7:07 - How Adam deals with awkward situations caused by others correcting his mistakes

 

11:31 - His experiences in dealing with different teams and how he structured his businesses in terms of work principles

 

15:18 - His perspective in addressing culture in different areas of an organization

 

20:07- The biggest change he recognized in the way they've grown as an organization

 

23:09 - The genuine meaning of competitiveness to Adam

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Click HERE to listen to Adam Mendler Podcast: Thirty Minute Mentors

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x3 Lessons from Amazon Choice Winning Cryto Cartel Gamer Andy Mazeika

x3 Lessons from Amazon Choice Winning Cryto Cartel Gamer Andy Mazeika

July 7, 2020

Denied from an institution he seriously wanted to get into, Andy’s creative and innovative mind directs him into the creation of CRYPTO CARTEL, a perfect tabletop game that practices strategy.

 

Today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast is a comeback interview with Andy Mazeika. From a budding entrepreneur, his product is now labeled as Amazon’s Choice and setting up a great avenue for family entertainment. His entrepreneurial spirit leads him not only in the genesis of the Crypto Cartel Card Game but also looking to get Crypto Cartel Comic Series with comic book artist Manuel Martinez. 

 

ANDY MAZEIKA is the designer of Crypto Cartel. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an Iraq War Combat Veteran. 

 

CRYPTO CARTEL is a Card Game where players must establish resources in order to exchange them for Cryptocurrency -- or Crypto. During exchanges, players may also earn Silk Road Cards, which can give you the opportunity to descend upon your opponents and their resources or to defend yourself from any attacks.

Enjoy!

Favorite Quote:

 

“This is why I did this game ultimately, to begin with, is because I didn’t get into USC. I applied twice, didn’t get in. One of the things I’ve learned along the way if you want to create something, you really need that entrepreneurial spirit, to build something, to get things together, to keep it going, cause you want it to be self-sustaining.”

 

      -Andy Mazeika

In this Episode

 

5:52 - How Andy prepared a master plan for his business

 

9:41 -  What separates Crypto Cartel in the marketplace 

 

13:00 - A few minor things to expect in the game

 

16:09 - How he reacts to critical feedbacks

 

16:55 - The story behind the creation of Crypto Cartel

 

21:58 - The demographic of the people enjoying this game

 

26:48 - What makes Crypto Cartel  an "Amazon Choice" label

 

33:50 - His words of advice for those who are getting into a business

Getting in touch with Andy Mazeika

 

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Instagram

 

Twitter

Resources:

 

Game at Amazon 

 

Gameplay Music

 

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Elite Performance doesn’t mean Perfect w/ Clint Bruce

Elite Performance doesn’t mean Perfect w/ Clint Bruce

June 29, 2020

In pursuit of finding what his father would have wanted him to be, Clint left the NFL to become a Navy Seal. But his passion for building companies and organizations deeply impacted him. He then leaves the Navy and achieves a deeper purpose.

 

Today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast shares the story of Clint Bruce, the mistake he had realized when his father passed away, how he redeemed himself, and how he transitioned into becoming the master of the map he is now sailing on.

 

Clint Bruce is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Trident Response Group. He is dedicated to working with the best leaders in America who are ready to protect, endure, compete, and recover as they lead their families, businesses, and themselves.

 

Trident Response Group (TRG) is an Intelligence-based consulting firm that specializes in risk mitigation, threat solutions, and readiness training. TRG’s services cover corporate and individual needs with the ability to provide Risk and Readiness services including Disaster Planning, Risk Assessments, Enhanced Background Checks, Due Diligence, Private Investigations, Weapons Training, a Self-Defense School, Security Guard Services, Situational Awareness Courses and more.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Favorite Quote

 

“I made so many mistakes before then, but one thing I'll tell you is, the minute he passed and I realized I wasn't gonna be able to learn from anymore, I became acutely aware of how poorly I listened to him for I lost him.”

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                        -Clint Bruce

 

 

 

 

In this Episode:

 

 

4:13 - Getting to know today's guest

 

5:58 - What mistake Clint did before his father passed away

 

8:19 - The difference between shame and regret

 

9:10 - How sharing his pain and mistakes helps him redeem yourself

 

17:05 - His sentiment working into wealth management

 

19:11 - How Trident Response Group (TRG) started

 

21:25 - His thought process in adding value to his services

 

30:15 - What ReadyLab is all about

 

36:46 - His perception of making mistakes as a way of the champions

 

 

Get Connected with Bruce Clint

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Resources

Trident Response Group

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle (Audiobook) 

Magnum PI

 

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When you stop and the team starts, Operations X CEO Preston Weekes

When you stop and the team starts, Operations X CEO Preston Weekes

June 23, 2020

Ep 117 - When you stop and the team starts, Operations X CEO Preston Weekes

This episode of the Knucklehead podcast talks about how delegating your work and outsourcing tasks can help you multiply your operations, enhance and speed up your processes while lowering your operational cost, but most importantly, improve your quality of life.

Being a control freak, Preston finds himself burnt out from running his business in different locations and multiple employees. This knucklehead moment of his life brings about the genesis of Operations X.

Today’s guest, Preston Weekes, is the Chief Strategy Officer and co-Founder of the Operations X. His mission is to help the success of a hundred percent of humanity by providing opportunities and helping people to make their dreams and their hard work a reality.

Operations X is a business solutions company mainly focused on remote staffing. It provides actionable solutions to help the success rate of businesses and simplifies the outsourcing process by hiring and managing remote employees to do work for US companies. With Operations X, they consult and train organizations and leadership in sales, messaging, branding, marketing, and operational cost reduction.

Enjoy!

Favorite Quote:

“I was running two locations at a time I'd ramped up to 11 employees and I was trying to figure out how to manage people. I was just going crazy and it hit me one day. I'm employing 11 people, and I just created 11 jobs for myself.” - Preston Weekes 

In this Episode:

3:06 - The role of Operations X in businesses

4:39 - Lessons he learned from starting his car business

10:41 - His reactions as he recognizes his wanting to control the outcomes of his business operations

13:46 - How he handles work-life balance

16:56 - Passing generational lessons to his kids

19:59 - Great benefits he gained from hiring a VA

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Lead By Example When You’re Called to Serve - TX-4 Congressional Canidate Trace Johannesen

Lead By Example When You’re Called to Serve - TX-4 Congressional Canidate Trace Johannesen

June 15, 2020

Ep  116

When it comes to true service, how much are you willing to give in order to serve? What are the reasons behind taking these actions and what thought process you need to develop in achieving your purpose?

Our guest in today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast shares it all.

Trace Johannesen is a US Marine Veteran. His life has been about leading others to work together to accomplish goals, relationship-building, and creative problem-solving.

Serving for City Council, Trace decided to take another step in his life to continue his service. This time, service and represent the Texas Congressional District 4.

Enjoy!

Favorite Quote:

I know that our district deserves this kind of leadership. If no one's leading, there's a firefight, I'm going to step up and run to the fire. Like my duty demands it. And my training as a Marine commands that I go towards the fight.”  -Trace Johannesen

In this episode:

2: 11 - His thoughts about military leadership

5:14 - The mistakes he committed during the sophomore years

7:04 - His perspective of what makes a college-level unique

13:38 - How young Trace dealt with hard work

18:16 - The story behind the process and how he agreed in running for Congress

29:53 - His thought process of being a freshman Congressman

33:31- Recognizing his mistakes and what he learned from it

38:54  - His mindset when it comes to true service

Get in Touch with Trace Johannesen

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Mistakes Made by Design Agencies, w/ CEO of Handsome, John Roescher

Mistakes Made by Design Agencies, w/ CEO of Handsome, John Roescher

June 9, 2020

Ep 115 - Mistakes Made by Design Agencies, w/ CEO of Handsome, John Roescher

Talking about the power of focus, today’s guest of the Knucklehead Podcast has it all.

After getting out of Marine, John leaves himself with a mortgage of a house, no job, and no plan lined up. Landing himself face first, he had no choice but to have an exit plan and no other option but to succeed.

John Roescher is the CEO of Handsome. It an agency that designs and develops custom digital experiences and web and mobile-based software products for brands in all industries. His team works with brands to create innovative digital products and technology powered experiences that engage their audiences, customers and users.

Enjoy!

Favorite Quote:

“There's a lot of power in defining to yourself what your core is, what is your core goal, and what is core about you that you're going to use to achieve that goal. If you can't succeed at being at the thing that you set out to do, then either change what you are setting out to do and be true to that, or be honest with yourself that you're not actually successful.”

-John Roescher

In this episode:

2:29 - The impact of working remotely on businesses

6:46 - His reaction to offensive corporate tactics to persons who express resistance

12:14 - What is Handsome as a design agency

16:20 - Incidents that resulted in the pain of failure

19:28 - Interesting scenario where human interaction outsmart technology

22:27 - How he structures his business to prevent failure in the future

26:32 - His piece of advice to first-time business owners

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Simple Machine For Entrepreneurs, Author Tyler Reiser

Simple Machine For Entrepreneurs, Author Tyler Reiser

June 2, 2020

Ep 114 - Simple Machine For Entrepreneurs, Author Tyler Reiser

Coming from a military background where he can’t afford the opportunity to screw up, you will be surprised by how our guest views failure as leverage to learn, improve, and predict his future success.

Today’s episode shares a great conversation with Tyler Reiser. He talks about his perception of what a veteran advantage is, the processes he has been to shift his mindset, and how he successfully wrote a book while being in a management consulting business.

Tyler Reiser is the author of The Veterans Advantage. This book shares the stories of veterans who have overcome the challenges of transitioning from the military into entrepreneurship, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Enjoy!

Favorite Quote: 

From my own perspective, life is a perpetual stumbling of sorts. I was surprised how badly people stumbled before they actually found their opportunity to shine and change the world. You get out of something, the time you've put into it.”

-Tyler Reiser

In this episode:

4:51 - How Tyler perceive the veteran advantage

6:11 - The pain of writing a book

9:30 - Emotional engagement of going through the process of writing

11:15 - His mindset in parallel to failure and accomplishing big things

14:54 - How he learned to be intentional that failure is not an option

20:37 - Why read The Veteran's Advantage

22:11 - The misconception behind every successful business owners

Connect with Tyler Reiser

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The Veteran Advantage

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