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April 19, 2019
Dr. Steve Sudell Raised $1.7 Million on Kickstarter For The Neck Hammock
Ep #117 - Dr. Steve Sudell sits down with me on interview Friday to discuss how he successfully raised $1.7 million dollars on Kickstarter for a product that he created. Dr. Sudell is a doctor of physical therapy and he is the inventor of the awesome portable traction device called The Neck Hammock. He launched this product through the crowd funding websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo and reached the $1.7 million dollar total through more than 25,000 separate backers. His idea simply went viral… Initial videos grew to over 20 million views within a week, The Dr. Oz show called him to get a sample of his product on the show, and now incredible top performing athletes such as WWE's Becky Lynch use the Neck Hammock regularly. Dr. Sudell shares the full backstory, his other 2 failed inventions that lead to this huge winner, and a few other entrepreneurial lessons that he learned throughout the whole journey. It's an incredible interview and you're going to love it. Want to purchase Dr. Steve Sudell's Neck Hammock for Yourself? Dr. Sudell is giving The Driven Entrepreneur listeners a special 10% discount off of the entire shopping cart when you visit his site and enter promo code "relax10." Promo Code: "relax10" Website: www.NeckHammock.com Grab your neck hammock today or just check out the product that raised $1.7 million dollars through crowd funding. Connect with Dr. Steve Sudell on Social Media: Neck Hammock Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/neckhammock/  Prehab2Perform Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prehab2perform/  Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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34 min
April 16, 2019
Rondi Lambeth - Top Hacks to Repair Your Credit & Build Wealth
Ep #116 - Rondi Lambeth sits down with me today for an interview that tackles the field of wealth and money. Rondi is the CEO of Fortress Credit Pro and he has worked in the finance and credit industry for a long time. In fact, he's worked with just about every name imaginable including people like Andre Agassi, Floyd Mayweather, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Grant Cardone, Frank Kern, and many more. Rondi has been called the celebrity credit guy and he specializes in helping people with credit repair, bankruptcies, short sales, or judgments.  Rondi is an award winning television and radio host as well as a best-selling author. He has been featured on major networks such as ABC, CBS, CNN, FoxNews, NBC, and more. Rondi has now gone on to start his own podcast as well which is called the "School of Wealth Show." In Rondi's words, "I educate people on how to have a better life with good credit and I help people get inaccurate, obsolete, erroneous and unverifiable items like late pays, collections, repo's short sales, charge offs, foreclosures, even bankruptcies permanently and legally remove from credit reports." He's an amazing resource for credit or wealth building questions. You are going to love this interview. Get Rondi's book "Credit Hacks" for FREE: http://www.rondilambeth.com/books Use the Promo Code: "Brauning" (without quotes) to receive your free book on the site. Listen to Rondi's podcast "The School of Wealth:" http://schoolofwealthshow.com/ Connect with Rondi Lambeth on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RondiLambeth/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rondilambeth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rondilambeth/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/rondilambeth?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFF74-JupsiYop5L0je9hQ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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28 min
April 12, 2019
Jane Deuber - Using Quizes and Assesments For Happy Sales
Ep #115 - Jane Deuber sits down with me today to discuss using quizzes and assessments to create happy sales. Jane is a serial entrepreneur that wrote her first annual plan way back in 1987 with her husband to start a network marketing business with just $5000. Within two years, the company turned a profit and two years later it hit the million dollar mark. The company eventually grew to $2.5 million before Jane and her husband sold it in the year 2000. Since selling the business, Jane and her husband have gone on to found six other businesses. For each business, they started with a made up plan, a wish, and a prayer. Jane currently runs an assessment business helping coaches, speakers, authors, and entrepreneurs create quality funnels that utilize assessments and quizzes to qualify sales conversations with ideal clients. Learn more about Jane Deuber at her website: https://www.globalexpertsaccelerator.com/ Try Jane's Smart Biz Quiz Software with a FREE 30 Day Trial: https://www.smartbizquiz.com/ Connect with Jane on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jane.deuber LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janedeuber/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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29 min
April 9, 2019
Jennifer Allwood - Faith in Business and Growing an Authentic Following
Ep #114 - Jennifer Allwood sits down with me today to discuss business, faith and her entrepreneurial journey. Jennifer got her start as a decorative painter with her company "The Magic Brush." Her company very quickly gained momentum and was featured all over TV on Good Housekeeping, the DIY Network, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Jennifer teaches creative people how to leverage their businesses online just like she has. With half a million social media followers and a super successful podcast, she is really making waves. Visit Jennifer Allwood's Website: https://jenniferallwood.com/ Purchase Jennifer's Book "Covering Your Business in Prayer" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2U4WwMT Claim Your Free Gift of "The Hobbyist to Entrepreneur Starter Pack:" https://jenniferallwood.com/starterpack/ Register for Jennifer Allwood's "Equipped Conference" for Women: https://jenniferallwood.com/conference/ Follow Jennifer on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themagicbrushinc/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferallwood/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferallwood/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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29 min
April 5, 2019
Lisa Marie Platske [Part 2] Executive and Leadership Coach, Speaker, and International Best-Selling Author
Ep #113 - Lisa Marie Platske, an executive and leadership coach, joins the show today for part 2 of her powerful interview. Lisa's aims to transform lives through leadership by teaching mission-driven and service-based entrepreneurs, consultants and corporate leaders how to live out their big mission in the world. Lisa is the founder of Upside Thinking, Inc where she has taught and mentored over ten-thousand people using her 7 Pillars of Leadership. With her coaching practice, she focuses on leadership, positioning, connection, speaking, branding, and marketing. To learn more about Lisa, listen to this interview and stay tuned for part two which will be arriving shortly. Get a Free Copy of Lisa's "Influential Leadership Blueprint by visiting the website: https://upsidethinking.com/ Follow Lisa on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UpsideThinking/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamarieplatske/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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29 min
April 2, 2019
Lisa Marie Platske [Part 1] Executive and Leadership Coach, Speaker, and International Best-Selling Author
Ep #112 - Lisa Marie Platske, an executive and leadership coach, joins the show today for a powerful interview. Lisa's aims to transform lives through leadership by teaching mission-driven and service-based entrepreneurs, consultants and corporate leaders how to live out their big mission in the world. Lisa is the founder of Upside Thinking, Inc where she has taught and mentored over ten-thousand people using her 7 Pillars of Leadership. With her coaching practice, she focuses on leadership, positioning, connection, speaking, branding, and marketing.  To learn more about Lisa, listen to this interview and stay tuned for part two which will be arriving shortly. Get a Free Copy of Lisa's "Influential Leadership Blueprint by visiting the website: https://upsidethinking.com/ Follow Lisa on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UpsideThinking/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamarieplatske/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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27 min
March 30, 2019
Art Costello - Mastering Your Expectations with Expectation Therapy
Ep #111 - Today, I welcome Art Costello as my guest on the show. Art is an author and entrepreneur with a unique background as he served as a marine in Vietnam, played college and professional baseball, earned a degree in psychology, and has now created a personal development modality known as expectation therapy. He's virtually done it all and he still has plenty left in the tank. Art created expectation therapy which is a technique to achieve self mastery by letting go of expectations. Expectation Therapy works to transform how you and the world communicate, perceive, and process expectations. It aims to teach you that your expectations can transform your life for the better. It’s not what others expect of you that really matters, it’s how you react to your own self-expectations that have been developed throughout your years that count the most. Visit Art Costello's Website: https://expectationtherapy.com/ Get Art's Book, Expectation Therapy: Mastering Your Expectations, on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FxI6zy Follow Art on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExpectationTherapy/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expectationtherapy/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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28 min
March 26, 2019
Jill Raff - From McDonalds #150 to 5-Star Customer Service...
Ep #110 - Jill Raff joins the show today to share an incredible story. With over 25 years of customer experience, Jill grew up helping her parents run McDonalds #150 in Florida. Here, she truly learned how to apply Ray Kroc's customer service philosophy that continues to permeate McDonald's 36,000+ stores to this day. Jill also followed her dream to become a fashion designer taking her to work to New York, Italy, and Hong Kong. She's fluent in 5 languages and trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. She also became a top food stylist and has worked with brands such as Harrods, Godiva, Food and Wine Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, and The Today Show. Jill uses her entire background now as a high level consultant for companies who want to create a 5 star customer experience. Visit Jill's Website to Learn More at: https://www.jillraff.com/ Get Jill's Book "Transforming Transactions Into Interactions:" https://amzn.to/2YrsndJ Follow Jill Raff on Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillraff/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jill.raff Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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27 min
March 23, 2019
Jennifer Diepstraten - Mastering High Ticket Sales
Ep #109 - Jennifer Diepstraten joins the show today to discuss how to master high ticket sales. Jennifer helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and mission-driven corporations to package, position, and sell their services for premium pricing. She has 20 years of experience in sales, relationship coaching, and communication studies so she understands what it really takes to inspire people to take decisive action. As a result of her expertise, she’s sold over $14 million in products in ten years in corporate sales, working for world-leading multi-million and multi-billion dollar biotech and medical equipment companies. She left her highly lucrative corporate sales job to start her own business teaching high-end sales and sales training to coaches, trainers, healers and niche service providers. Her “One Call Blueprint” sales consultation system enabled her to grow a multi-six figure coaching business in less than 2 years and help dozens of clients. Jennifer lives in Encinitas, California with her husband who, as a result of Jennifer’s success, retired early from his residential and commercial construction business in 2012, and their three sons. Jennifer holds a Biopsychology degree from Vassar College and a Masters’ of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Get Jennifer's Book 100% FREE: Go to http://highticketsellingbook.com/ to claim your free copy of "9 Secrets to Increase Your Fees, Convert More Sales, and Magnetically Attract Top Dollar Clients Who Want to Hire You Before Ever Meeting You!" Follow Jennifer Diepstraten on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighTicketSales/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL2qma_U-Yvsemn9Ryq0P_Q Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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27 min
March 15, 2019
Jim Beach - Becoming a Startup Entrepreneur
Ep #108 - Jim Beach, an international keynote speaker, SBA award winning radio and podcast host, and a McGraw-Hill best selling author joins the show today for a fantastic interview about what it takes to become a startup entrepreneur. Jim has spoken for companies such as UPS, Wells Fargo, SunTrust, Chick-Fil-A, Toshiba, and many others. He has a unique philosophy in regards to entrepreneurship that he will share in this podcast interview. Jim also has some amazing giveaways for the listeners so make sure to click the links below to claim these. Connect with Jim Beach: Request either Jim's list of 500 companies that sponsor things or his list of podcast hosts that are looking for small business owners as guests. To claim one (and only one) of these lists, you simply need to send an old fashioned email. Email Jim Beach @ james.beach@att.net and request the appropriate list that is most relevant for your business. Get Jim's Book, "Free Radio & Podcast Marketing in 30 Minutes," on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O4CS24 Jim Beach Website: http://jimbeach.com/ Follow Jim on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/james.a.beach Twitter: https://twitter.com/entrepreneurjim LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesabeach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/entrepreneurjim/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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31 min
March 12, 2019
Jay Gabrani - How a Father Comes Back From Loss
Ep #107 - What would happen to your family if you passed away suddenly? In today's epsiode, I sit down with Jay Gabrani, founder of Prepared Fathers, to discuss this exact question. After Jay's first child was born in 2005, he jumped into the world of real estate investing. Despite several challenges along the way, Jay built a multiple seven-figure real estate portfolio. That portfolio helped him take a multi-year sabbatical to deal with heartbreaking personal tragedy when his wife passed away in 2014. This experience lead Jay to reevaluate the purpose of his life while taking a multi year sabbatical. Before his wife passed away, Jay thought he was financially prepared. After going through the experience of being the executor of his wife's estate, he realized he wasn't. Today, Jay makes an impact raising his three children and empowering Fathers to secure their Family's Financial Future as the founder of Prepared Fathers. He achieves this through his one-on-one and group coaching programs and his daily podcast A Minute with Jay. He is a frequent podcast guest and does a limited number of speaking engagements.   Learn More About Prepared Fathers and Jay Gabrani: Prepared Fathers Website: www.preparedfathers.com/matt Jay Gabrani Website: https://www.jaygabrani.com/ Connect with Jay on Social Media: Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/jaygabrani Facebook (Prepared Fathers Page): https://www.facebook.com/preparedfathers/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaygabrani/   Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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40 min
March 8, 2019
John Lee Dumas (JLD) of the Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast; EOFire.com
Ep #106 - Catching up with the one and only John Lee Dumas, aka JLD, of the Entrepreneurs On Fire Podcast. John gets a huge 1.3 million downloads per month and has now aired over 2000 episodes of his show! JLD was recently highlighted in a full chapter of Gary Vaynerchuk's best-selling book "Crushing It" and he continues to be one of the most prolific influencers in the podcasting space. How did JLD build such a massive brand in the podcasting world? Did he know that he'd be an entrepreneur from an early age? In this episode, we answer these questions and more as we explore what it was like for John as he was growing up. We also go into his failures and why he thinks it finally "stuck" when he got his first real success at age 32. JLD is unique in that he openly shares his revenue model with the public. In fact, he literally displays his monthly profit and loss information directly on his website, EOfire.com. I honestly can't say enough great things about this man. Listen to my conversation with a legend in our industry, John Lee Dumas. Visit JLD's website to get access to some awesome resources for entrepreneurs at EOfire.com/Resources. You can get cool stuff like his Freedom Journal, his Mastery Journal, and his Podcast Launch Journal, not to mention probably the best podcast launch course available for free at freepodcastcourse.com Follow John Lee Dumas (JLD) on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnleedumas1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnleedumas YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXfzpliAfdjParawJljHo2g Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnleedumas/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests like JLD and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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28 min
March 1, 2019
Serah D'Laine - Conscious Lifestylist and Instagram Influencer
Ep #105 - I sit down with the Conscious Lifestylist and celebrity coach Serah D'Laine. Serah is a former TV and film actress for 15 years on networks like ABC, CBS and NBC. You've seen her in shows like General Hospital as Dr. Sarah Weber, Cold Case, The American Pie Franchise as well as over 30 nationwide commercials for companies like JCPenny's and Crest. She has been dubbed “The Conscious Lifestylist” and specializes in helping women to unleash their authentic selves so that they can influence the world through soul-inspired missions.  Additionally, she has become a conscious influencer and spiritual thought leader to a community that she has built online and through social media. Serah has attracted over 16,000 REAL ENGAGED connections on Instagram and knows quite a bit about building a tribe. In this interview, we will discuss her entrepreneurial journey as well as what it takes to be an influencer on social media. Listen in and enjoy. Visit Serah D’Laine’s Website: https://serahdlaine.com/ Follow Serah D’Laine on Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serahdlaine/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seekingserahtonin/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/serah-d-laine-the-conscious-lifestylist-15a06a41/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjFFw9L_61BzM2GUM_KtSg IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1036641/ Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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33 min
February 22, 2019
Bonnie Bruderer - Film & TV Producer, Media Expert, and CEO of Binge Networks
Ep #104 - In this episode of The Driven Entrepreneur, I am joined by Bonnie Bruderer, an amazing entrepreneur with a massive resume and big accomplishments. Bonnie is a film and TV producer with over 700 television segments, and the writer, director, producer of the documentary film "Influencer" which dives into the social media generation and the advertising industry. With a strong background in technology and media, Bonnie started her career at companies like CitySearch, NBC Internet, Active Networks and learned firsthand how to build and sell emerging media. She worked for two decades, touring with some of the world’s top personal development gurus including Tony Robbins, Harvey Mackay and others.  Bonnie has also graced the big screen as an actress featured in the film "Fight Valley" which stars several UFC fighters including Miesha Tate and Holly Holm. Bonnie will address this experience and give some back story on how it came about. Bonnie has taken her diverse experience in the media industry to create BINGE networks, which is a multi-channel media network for creators and brands, with syndication on 50 top OTT television networks. She will share about the genesis of Binge Networks in this episode and share about how it all started. There is lots of great information. Enjoy the interview.   Learn More About Bonnie Bruderer and Binge Networks at the link below: https://www.bingenetworks.tv/ Get Information on Bonnie's "Influencer Film:" https://www.InfluencerFilms.com/ Follow Binge Networks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BINGEnetworks/   Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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28 min
February 15, 2019
Loral Langemeier - 5x NYT Best-Selling Author, & Featured on Dr. Phil, The View, and The Secret Movie
Ep #103 - In this episode, I have the honor and privilege of interviewing someone who has become a dear friend of mine over the years, Loral Langemeier. I've had Loral share on on my stage many times on the topic of money mindset, breaking free of the old-school financial paradigms. Loral is a top money expert, highly sought after speaker, entrepreneurial thought leader, and the author of 5 New York Times best-selling books. You've likely seen Loral on CNN, CNBC, The Street TV, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, The Dr. Phil Show, The View, or in the hit movie, The Secret. She is the owner of a multinational business, Live Out Loud, Inc., and she has earned the moniker of "The Millionaire Maker" by helping her clients achieve millionaire status. Loral is a big name in the area of wealth coaching and mind-set. She has a ton of experience in business and there is a ton you can learn from her. Listen to the interview to learn more about Loral's story and to hear a few nuggets of wisdom into how you can be smarter with your money in 2019. Get Access to Loral Langemeier's Free Gift Offer: http://justmetloral.com/ Learn More About Loral on Her Website: http://www.lorallangemeier.com/   Connect with Loral on Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorallangemeierbigtable/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorallangemeier Twitter: https://twitter.com/loral YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lorallive/   Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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37 min
February 8, 2019
JV Crum III, MBA, JD - Conscious Millionaire, High Performance Coach, and Podcast Host
Ep #102 - Today, on the Driven Entrepreneur, I sit down for an interview with JV Crum III. JV is known for his LIVE on-camera trainings where he creates personal breakthroughs for business coaches and consultants by helping them find an extra $50,000 or more in hidden revenues. He also develops steps so that the money ends up in their bank account. Named by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Shows to listen to in 2017, JV is host of the syndicated radio show and podcast, Conscious Millionaire, and the best-selling author of “Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business by Making a Difference.” JV holds multiple certifications in NLP and has graduate degrees in three areas: law, business and psychology (JD, MBA, MS). JV is a very accomplished guest and he has a lot of insight and business wisdom to share. Both JV and myself were self-made millionaires by our twenties and we discuss what that was like in this interview. Listen in for loads of great info and have your notebooks ready because there will be some major nuggets to jot down. Enjoy!   Check Out JV Crum's Website and Podcasts Conscious Millionaire Show and Podcast: http://ConsciousMillionaireShow.com/ Conscious Millionaire Health Reality Show http://consciousmillionairehealth.com/ Conscious Millionaire Website: http://ConsciousMillionaire.com/   Connect with JV on Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jvcrum Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jvcrum Twitter: https://twitter.com/JVCrum   Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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36 min
February 2, 2019
Xero Shoes Founder Steven Sashen - Turning Down Shark Tank Made Them Millions
Ep #101 - Welcome to our first entry with the new podcast title, The Driven Entrepreneur. Today, I sit down with an incredible guest, Steven Sashen. Steven was previously featured on Shark Tank and actually said NO to an offer from the sharks. It paid off for him as he has made millions since denying the deal. Here's a bit more about today's guest. Steven Sashen is a serial entrepreneur who has never had a job, a former professional stand-up comic, an award-winning screenwriter, and a competitive sprinter -- one of the fastest men over 55 in the country (maybe the fastest 55+ Jew in the world!). He and his wife, Lena Phoenix, co-founded the footwear company Xero Shoes, creating "a MOVEMENT movement" which has helped hundreds of thousands of people Live Life "Feet First" with happy, healthy, strong feet in addictively comfortable footwear. Steven and Lena appeared together on Shark Tank, where they turned down a $400,000 offer from Kevin O'Leary. Their company has grown from a startup DIY model, to breaking their projected 8.5 million 2018 revenue. Listen in because it's a great interview and there are excellent business tidbits to pick up from the discussion. Enjoy! Visit the Xero Shoes website and Enter the Monthly Sweepstakes to Win $100: https://xeroshoes.com/win100/ Connect with Steven Schuber on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xeroshoes Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/xeroshoes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xeroshoes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/xeroshoes Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/xeroshoes Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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48 min
January 25, 2019
Celebration - Plus The Real Story Behind This Podcast...
Ep #100 - We made it! This is the 100th episode of The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast.  To celebrate the milestone, I wanted to share the real story behind this podcast, why it was made, and where the show will be going moving forward. I will be sharing my experience creating this podcast, what I've learned from doing the show, and some of the highlights that I have experienced from these first 100 episodes. If you've been listening since the beginning or you just discovered the show, thank you. I appreciate you and all of our listeners and subscribers. Listen in for a look back at the show, big updates that are coming, and a sneak peak at a few of the upcoming guests. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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66 min
January 18, 2019
Amy Schuber - Inspired Conversations and Real Talk
Ep #99 - Welcome to our 99th episode of the show! Today, I sit down with a a dear friend and fellow podcaster Amy Schuber, who is a business strategist and just plain interesting and genuine human. Amy is the host of the highly successful 'Inspired Conversations Podcast' where she shares insightful conversations from major thought leaders like Dr. Joe Vitale, Jen Sincero, John Lee Dumas, Mariel Hemingway, and hundreds more who are making a meaningful difference through her work. Her show has been listened to in over 100 countries, it has been featured in the iTunes New & Noteworthy section, and it has accumulated well over half a million downloads. Amy has been working with women leaders, and women in business for the past decade. She loves guiding women back to themselves with her strategic mind, savvy spirituality, curated resources and straight up smarts. She has an innate ability to see a client's true potential and to identify the needed strategies to unlock their possibilities so that they can create success in life and business. Amy truly believes, "You are the one you've been waiting for." This is a fantastic interview with some amazing insights that you will absolutely love. Check out the links below to listen to Amy's podcast and connect with her online. Listen to the Inspired Conversations Podcast: http://inspiredconversations.net/ Visit Amy Schuber's website to learn more: http://amyschuber.com/ Connect with Amy on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmygSchuber Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amyschuber Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyschuber As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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50 min
January 16, 2019
Radio Interviews and How to Crush It!
Ep #98 - Hey, it's Matt Brauning and I'm excited to share this episode because I will be covering the topic of radio interviews and how to crush it when you are on the air. If you ever have the chance to get yourself and your business in front of media outlets such as radio, television, podcasts or live events, it's important to understand what to expect and how to succeed within an interview. In today's discussion, I will share my top tips for holding interesting interviews that benefit both you and the host of the show you are on. To demonstrate how I handle interviews, I will first describe my interview strategies and then share a live radio interview that I did with Dr. Nita Vallens on KPFK with thousands of listeners. This interview was a fundraiser and I think you can learn a lot from paying attention to how I navigate the interview, the stories I share, and the transition we both make to the fundraising section. Also, listen to how the host handles her role and how we bounce back and forth off of each other. Take some notes, listen in, and enjoy the show.  As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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70 min
January 11, 2019
Randall Garcia - Millennial Leadership and Hustle
Ep #97 - Welcome to episode 97 of the show and a special edition of interview Friday. Today, I sit down with Randall Garcia, the founder of Creative Campaigns, a digital marketing and brand development agency. Randall has worked with over 500 business brands in his 7 year tenure with the business and also manages a Medicare insurance agency. He has established himself as a community leader in the San Antonio, TX area and he became the youngest president ever to serve within a non-profit company over $3 million.  Randall is also the host of 3 hit podcasts:"The Millennial Leadership Show," "Lead at Home Win at Life," and "The Business of You." Aside from everything else, Randall is a father of 2, a husband, and an avid basketball fan. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes, and other major news sources. This is a fantastic interview and you will learn a ton. Sit back and enjoy my conversation with Randall Garcia. Visit Randall Garcia's website to learn more and get his podcast links: https://www.randallsgarcia.com/ Take Advantage of Randall's Free Gift Offering: Get a free download for "The Greater Day Formula," an easy 7-step formula for high performance entrepreneurs. Find the link below. https://www.randallsgarcia.com/p/GREATER Connect with Randall on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/randallsgarcia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/randallsgarcia As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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73 min
January 8, 2019
Why You Shouldn't Set Goals for the New Year!
Ep #96 - This episode is titled "Why You Shouldn't Set Goals for the New Year!" While I am a believer in setting goals, there are 3 big traps that people fall into with their goals especially around the New Year. In this episode, I will reveal these three big mistakes and discuss how they relate to new year's resolutions. I will also discuss preferred strategies for goal setting that will help you to avoid these traps. It's a great discussion and there's a show update to kick off the show. Enjoy!   As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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38 min
January 4, 2019
Diane Halfman - From Undercover Vice to Bringing Order Back to Your Hectic Life
Ep #95 - Welcome to the first episode of 2019 and another interview Friday. Today, I am joined by Diane Halfman, the Life R.E.S.E.T. Solution Specialist. Diane is the host of the "Live Your Spa Life Show," a podcast where she facilitates engaging conversations with highly accomplished entrepreneurs like Sandra Yancey, the founder of the eWomen network, and Lisa Sasevich, "the queen of sales conversion." Diane earned her college degree in criminal justice, and used it by going deep undercover in the vice department as a prostitute. In our interview, she shares some crazy stories from her time undercover, and she ties it back to how we can influence the world for the positive. Following this career path, Diane began teaching methodologies for adding order and organization into people's lives. Through her teaching, she created a concept known as the "Clutter to Drama Ratio" which you will hear more about on the show. Diane now shares strategies to organize your mind, home, and life! On her hit podcast, "LIVE YOUR SPA LIFE," she teaches entrepreneurs 9 key elements to take your power back and take control of your life. If you'd like to learn these 9 key elements, you can listen to her show and you can also download her guide related to these keys as a free gift. See below for her website links and gift links. Memorable Quote: "Anytime you bring order into a situation, you make it better." - Diane Halfman Visit Diane Halfman's website to learn more: http://dianehalfman.com Take Advantage of Diane's Free Gift Offerings: Get her FREE guide, "9 Secrets to Step Into Your Spa Life": http://dianehalfman.com/guide Get her FREE ebook, The Paper Clutter Solution Book: http://thepapercluttersolutionbook.com Take the Life Reset Quiz for free: http://liferesetquiz.com Listen to the "Live Your Spa Life" Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/live-your-spa-life/id1380618466?mt=2 Connect with Diane on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianeHalfmanFan/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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54 min
December 28, 2018
Phillip Lomboy - Everyday Fighter Marketing Meets Martial Arts...
Ep #94 - Welcome to another edition of Interview Friday. Today, I am joined by special guest, Phillip Lomboy, who is a martial arts instructor and the host of the hit podcast, "The Everyday Fighter." During our conversation, we discuss growing up with strong cultural roots, how family influenced his career choices, and how Phillip shifted from years spent in corporate marketing to starting a business around martial arts. In the ring, on the mat, in our lives, everyone is always fighting something. This is the message behind Phillip's podcast and where he teaches winning strategies that come from experts both inside and outside the ring. It's a tremendous show and I encourage everyone to check it out. Make sure to listen to this interview in its entirety as well as there are some amazing nuggets of wisdom that you won't want to miss. Phillip is currently looking for stories from real people just like you! Visit his website or send him a DM on Instagram to share your story. You could potentially be his next podcast guest. Visit Phillip Lomboy's website: https://www.everydayfighter.me/ Listen to "The Everyday Fighter" Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyday-fighter-podcast/id1412997614 Connect with Phillip on social media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everydayfighter.me/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everydayfighter.me/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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68 min
December 25, 2018
Are you stuck, or do you see possibilities
Ep #93 - "What you are expecting determines whether you will or will not be able to see the possibilities all around you." This is a quote by Daniel L. Castro and I recently shared this on my Instagram page (@mattbrauning). When I posted this, the word from this quote that really stuck out to me was "possibilities."  I wanted to do an episode this week that goes into some NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) concepts. NLP can be thought of as the study of excellence, the study of success, but it's also the study of the language of the mind. One of the biggest areas of language is called modal operators. There are several types of modal operators which is a fancy way of saying the mode in which we operate. It's how we walk through life and you are either walking through life in a world of possibility or in a world of necessity. We go pretty deep into this concept and discuss the difference between possibility words and necessity words. If you're interested in this stuff and want to learn it as part of your business, grab a pad of paper and a pen and take some notes. If it's not relevant to your business, listen up anyways because you're going to learn a lot from this discussion.  This episode is dropping on Christmas Day so Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our listeners. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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27 min
December 21, 2018
Jay Fiset - Canadian Farm Boy Turned Millionaire Entrepreneur...
Ep #92 - In this episode, I sit down with Jay Fiset, a Canadian farm boy turned entrepreneur, to go into his story. Let me start by giving some background on Jay. He is a best selling author, master facilitator, and mastermind trainer and has been in the business for over 3 decades. Jay is a student of human nature, an avid outdoorsman at 5 star hotels, and he can see and reflect your life mission within 5 minutes flat of meeting you. We discuss what it was like for Jay growing up in rural Canada, being left on his own to bike around town at age 12, and even how he started his first business. Jay shares how he bought his first motorcycle with "bottle-pickin" money (you'll have to listen to learn what it means!!) and how he turned a losing business around with no outside loans into a 7-figure enterprise. It's an amazing story and you won't want to miss it. Get Jay Fiset's Free Gift: The Rapid Growth Report, a Mastermind Handbook:  http://www.mastermindtomillions.com/masterminds Visit Jay's website: http://jayfiset.com/ Connect with Jay on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jay.fiset Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayfiset/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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91 min
December 18, 2018
Patience is Also a Form of Action...
Ep #91 - "Patience is also a form of action." I recently put this post up on my Instagram page (@mattbrauning) and it had me thinking. Patience has been such an important theme in my life that I wanted to take some time and have a discussion about it.  There are two different ways to approach life: Passive / Waiting OR Active / Moving. Look at the season that you are in for your life. In our lives, there is a time for moving and a time for standing still. What season are you in and are you taking the appropriate action based on that season? I think this episode will get you thinking and provides lots of good insights. Take some notes on a whole page and enjoy! As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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22 min
December 14, 2018
Movie Producer and Professional Figure Skater, Maddison Bullock
Ep #90 - Matt Brauning sits down today with special guest Maddison Bullock, an actress, producer, and writer, who owns her own production company, Maddness Pictures. Maddison graduated from UCLA after studying pre-law and history, and has since entered a prosperous career as a movie producer and professional figure skater.  You've likely seen her on NBC, ABC, Tru TV, and even HBO's hit show 'West World.' She's made dozens of TV and film appearances over the course of her career and continues to be a featured media personality. The NBC Olympics featured Maddison's feature film, 'ICE: the Movie,' as one of the must see figure-skating films. She trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Figure-Skating and competed for Team USA with the Los Angeles Ice Theater. Additionally, she finds time to give back by serving as a young girls ambassador for the anti-bullying organization, Boo2Bullying. Check out the episode for the full interview and for a great conversation with Maddison Bullock. Get your copy of "Ice: The Movie" via digital download or Blu-Ray: Get the Digital Movie on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Lk1FOo Get the Blu-Ray: https://fuzzysoakers.com/products/blu-ray-pre-order-now-limited-availability-ice-bluray Follow Maddison on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maddisonbullock/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maddison.bullock Twitter: https://twitter.com/maddibullock As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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50 min
December 11, 2018
Look in the Mirror...
Ep #89 - "Look in the Mirror. That's your competition." This was a quote Matt Brauning recently shared on Instagram (@mattbrauning) to quite a bit of feedback from his community.  The reality is that most people don't look to themselves to find their competition. Instead, most people look to 3 other sources which won't properly serve them. In this episode, Matt breaks down the 3 sources most entrepreneurs turn to when looking for competition and why this line of thinking can create problems. It's a great discussion so take some notes and enjoy. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning/ www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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9 min
December 7, 2018
Clint Arthur - Getting booked on TV, and the NEW "Celebrity Entrepreneur"
Ep #88 - Today, we are joined by Matt Brauning's personal friend, coach, and mentor, Clint Arthur. Clint is an amazing person to know because he has created a celebrity entrepreneurship system, he is a personal branding expert, he has been educated at the Wharton Business School, and he was personally mentored by marketing legend, Dan Kennedy.  Clint now teaches business owners how to create what he calls celebrity entrepreneurship so that they can be seen as "someone" in the eyes of their ideal clients. He is a best-selling author for multiple books including "Breakthrough Your Upper Limits on TV," "What They Teach You at the Wharton Business School," and "Speaking Game." He also has a new book, "Celebrity Entrepreneurship," which will be released in early 2019. For anyone that wants to learn how to leverage media for personal branding and creating celebrity status, this interview will feature lots of valuable information. Find out more about Clint Arthur and find his books at his website: https://www.clintarthur.tv/ Follow Clint Arthur on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClintArthur LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clintarthur/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/clintarthur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clintarthur.tv/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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31 min
December 4, 2018
Top 10 Strategies to Make Money During the Holiday Season in Your Business - Part 2
Ep #87 - Welcome to Part 2 of my top 10 strategies to make money during the holiday season in your business. In this episode, we will go through strategies 6 through 10 for generating profits during this slow time. For some of us, if you are in the speaking/coaching industry especially, November and December are the low months traditionally. Today, this episode is all about how to maximize the down time. These are all strategies I use or have used in the past to either gain extra income, cash flow, or leverage the down time for extra value. Pick one or two to implement and let me know your experience by contacting me through social media. (Details Below) Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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33 min
November 30, 2018
Brady Patterson - COO, Wilderness Adventure Guide, and Leadership Retreat Leader...
Ep #86 - Welcome to interview Friday where Matt Brauning is joined by special guest, Brady Patterson. Brady is the COO of Success Academy with an emphasis on online marketing, but today's episode is not about business. In this episode, we take on a more personal interview where we explore Brady's wilderness adventure guide side. Brady resides in Canada and grew up in a family with nine siblings. We discuss his early childhood and we talk about how he got into the survival industry and how he followed his passion into the business.  He now does leadership retreats out in rural Canada and companies hire him to do survival retreats for team building. It's an authentic and open conversation about what life has been life and what life is like for Brady Patterson. Visit Brady Patterson's website at: http://bradypatterson.ca/ Connect with Brady on social media: Facebook: https://facebook.com/thebradypatterson As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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38 min
November 27, 2018
Top 10 Strategies to Make Money During the Holiday Season in Your Business - Part 1
Ep #85 - For some of us, if you are in the speaking/coaching industry especially, November and December are the low months traditionally. Today, this episode is all about how to maximize the down time. These are all strategies I use or have used in the past to either gain extra income, cash flow, or leverage the down time for extra value. Pick one or two to implement and let me know your experience by contacting me through social media. (Details Below) Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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29 min
November 23, 2018
Moneeka Sawyer - Best-Selling Author and Podcast Host of Real Estate Investing for Women...
Ep #84 - Welcome to a special edition of Interview Friday dropping to you on Black Friday. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday and the theme of gratitude, I wanted to bring on the perfect guest that epitomizes these sentiments. Today, we are joined by Moneeka Sawyer. Moneeka is a real estate investor, a best-selling author, and the host of the hit podcast "Real Estate Investing for Women" which is a top ranked show on iTunes. Moneeka is the author of the book "Choose Bliss" and she has created a life filled with bliss and gratitude. In her life, she turned $10,000 into over $2 million dollars by working only five to ten hours per week with very little stress. She has been featured on CBS News, ABC, NBC, Fox, and the CW. She's also a personal friend, a client, and a bit of a mentor in regards to podcasting. You are going to love this interview with Moneeka Sawyer. Listen to the "Real Estate Investing for Women" podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/real-estate-investing-for-women/id1348780221?mt=2 Visit Moneeka's website and get her book at: http://coreblisslife.com/ To see Moneeka's business trajectory, journey, and strategy, go to: http://blissfulinvestor.com/ Connect with Moneeka on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoneekaSawyer Twitter: https://twitter.com/moneekasawyer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moneekasawyer/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moneeka-sawyer-4561145/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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62 min
November 21, 2018
How Do You Know What You're Passionate About?
Ep #83 - How do you know what you like? How do you know what you're passionate about? There's a lot of talk about what you're gifted at and what you should be doing with your life, but there's talk about finding your passion and doing what you love.  For some people, this may be easy for them to identify. For others, it doesn't' come naturally. Look at your current lifestyle and evaluate what you do in your life for your off time, your down time, and your fun time. In this episode, Matt Brauning will discuss three keys to uncover what you are passionate about. It's an interesting discussion and you will receive a lot of value from the information. Please reach out with any comments or questions and share your feedback. We want to hear from you. Do you have a success story from implementing something you learned on the show? Contact us and let us know. We may share your story on the show. Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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18 min
November 16, 2018
Jade Molina - Fitness Trainer for US Navy, Dancing w/ the Stars, Youth Pastor and Podcaster!
Ep #82 - Welcome to another edition of Interview Friday on The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning. In today's episode, Matt sits down with Jade Molina, an educator, speaker, coach, and fellow podcast host. Jade is the spiritual director for Oaks Christian School which is one of the nationally recognized preparatory school in southern California and he has spent a lot of time building up today's youth in faith, character, and strength. Jade also has a sports background. He has previously served as the physical readiness training director for the United States Navy, he was a Master Instructor for The National Academy of Sports Medicine, he was director for a top 100 health club, and he worked as a performance consultant on the hit ABC TV show, "Dancing with the Stars." Drawing from over 25 years of experience as a military vet, business owner, teacher, fitness coach, pastor, and youth leader, he has become a powerful leader and influencer in both his residential and business communities. Jade has been featured on ABC, "Men of Growth," "Men of Fitness," and the Walt Disney Animation Studio. He also appeared in the short films "Man's Epidemic" and "The Journey of Manhood."  In this interview, you will hear a bit of Jade's personal journey and he will share the four F's of fitness for success in health and life. It's a great interview so listen in. Catch Jade Molina's podcast which is put on by the Men of Growth network and is titled "Grow or Die." Listen to the "Grow or Die Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grow-or-die-podcast-faith-fitness-family-finances-personal/id1291771350?mt=2 Visit Jade Molina's website: https://www.jademolina.com/ Connect with Jade on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jade.molina.12764 Twitter: https://twitter.com/jademolina7 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jademolina7/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCGuY37ATutUKsMFesv4Rlw As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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100 min
November 13, 2018
5 Hacks to Stop Procrastinating and Take Control...
Ep #81 - Does procrastination get in the way of your success? Today's podcast episode will address the issue of procrastination and provide you with 5 hacks to stop procrastinating and start taking control of your life. Matt Brauning will share these 5 hacks and describe the origins of procrastination and how to best address it. As a Master NLP Trainer and Coach, Matt frequently helps clients to overcome procrastination and has identified these 5 hacks from his experience working with thousands of clients. Rather than hiring Matt for private coaching, listen to these 5 hacks for free, write down your key takeaways on a whole page each, and enjoy the show. Get ready to take action. Please reach out with any comments or questions and share your feedback. We want to hear from you. Do you have a success story from implementing something you learned on the show? Contact us and let us know. We may share your story on the show. Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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21 min
November 9, 2018
Tom Nardone - "The Millionaire Mailman" - From Postal Worker to Real Estate Millionaire...
Ep #80 - Matt Brauning sits down for a special interview with Tom Nardone, the "Millionaire Mailman" who successfully transitioned from working as a 19 year old Post Office mailman to a real estate millionaire. Tom has now bought over 250 properties, and he truly lives the American dream. He has been featured on Good Morning America, CNBC's Power Lunch, and The Cash Flow Show.  Tom now spends his time working with and mentoring students who have rental properties and helping them with the challenges that tenants can give property owners. He works with both new students and experienced students in negotiating with sellers whether face-to-face or over the phone.  He is the co-author of the book, "Secrets of the Real Estate Millionaires," and he has created and written manuals for several real estate info products. If you would like to get his ebook, "How to Make $10,000 Wholesaling and Flipping Houses in 90 Days or Less," follow the instructions in bold below. Text the word "mailman" to 31996 to get your FREE BOOK You will receive Tom Nardone's "How to Make $10,000 Wholesaling and Flipping Houses in 90 Days or Less" when you text "mailman" to the phone number 31996. This is an incredible interview and you are going to learn a ton from Tom Nardone whether you are in real estate or not. Enjoy! Connect with Tom Nardone on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomRNardone Twitter: https://twitter.com/gethugechecks LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomnardone/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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48 min
November 7, 2018
Overwhelm - Practical Ways to Get Out From Under It!
Ep #79 - Welcome to Episode #79 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, we are joined by the illustrious Mike Begala who presently serves as the head NLP trainer and coach for Evolution Seminars and has a history of 20+ years working in the corporate consulting space. Some of the companies Mike has worked with include FedEx, Allergan, the US Army, and more. Mike and I go deep and discuss the differences between overwhelm and stress in daily life. We talk about what exactly makes up these emotions, how to handle them, and how they show up in the life of a leader. This is the second podcast interview with Mike Begala and there are some amazing nuggets of wisdom that I encourage all of you to take to heart. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media.   Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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58 min
November 3, 2018
Ivy Slater - Success Coach, Life Coach, and Mentor...
Ep #78 - Matt Brauning sits down for a special interview with Ivy Slater, a success coach, life coach, speaker, author, and podcast host. Ivy is the owner and CEO of Slater Success Coaching where she is dedicated to helping women business owners to achieve success on their own terms while also creating the life they want to live. Ivy previously owned and operated Slater Graphics, a 7-figure printing business that ran out of New York City. She successfully built this business in a male dominated industry by creating her niche market of women buyers in publishing. Some of her clients have included W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, New York Magazine, Advertising Age, Town & Country, and Men's Health. Additionally, she works with private clients, runs mastermind group intensives, and speaks publicly as well as in corporate settings. She is also the host of the hit podcast, Her Success Story, where she interviews gutsy business women about their journey towards success. This is an incredible interview and you are going to learn a ton from Ivy Slater. Enjoy! Want to connect with Ivy and learn more? Visit Ivy's website at http://slatersuccesscoaching.com/ Purchase Ivy's Book, Conquering Your Fear of Money: A Woman's Guide to Business Success, with the link below:  https://rt131.infusionsoft.app/app/manageCart/showManageOrder?cookieUUID=d7d74bc8-fe4c-44d8-af63-08e072c7a235 Connect with Ivy on her social media accounts: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slatersuccesscoaching/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivyslaterssc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SlaterSuccessCC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivyslater/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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51 min
October 31, 2018
3 Keys to Eliminate Drama From Your Life...
Ep #77 - In today's episode of the podcast, Matt discusses the conflict that occurs when personal dramas come up against business success and how dramas always win. The fact is that dramas tend to create more urgency, stir up strong emotive power, and ultimately have greater mental impact.Luckily, there are 3 keys that you can develop which will help you to eliminate drama from your life and business. In a nutshell, the three keys to eliminate drama are to confront it, eliminate it, and systemize it. When you listen to this episode, Matt will break down these three keys in full detail.    It's great content so listen in, take some notes, and enjoy the show. Please reach out with any comments or questions and share your feedback. We want to hear from you. Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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29 min
October 26, 2018
Cindy Schulson - Big Company Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Ep #76 - Special guest Cindy Schulson sits down with Matt Brauning for interview Friday on this episode of The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast. Cindy is a marketing expert and the founder of the company "Marketing From Within." Before becoming an entrepreneur, she earned an MBA from the University of Michigan in both Marketing and International Business. Cindy previously worked in Strategic Communications with major companies such as CocaCola and Visa. She now works with coaches, consultants, and service professionals to transform their brilliance into authentic messaging and multiple streams of income. Cindy teaches her clients how to market with heart rather than hype. In this interview, Cindy will share about her past and how she got started in the world of marketing. She will also share about her experience working with big companies and what lessons entrepreneurs can take from it. It's a great interview and you will love the heart and message behind her story.Want to connect with Cindy and learn more?Access Cindy's Free Training on Messaging: http://yourmagneticmessage.comVisit Cindy's website at https://marketingfromwithin.com/Connect with Cindy on her social media accounts:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CindysCommunity/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cindyschulson/Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindyschulsonLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindyschulson/As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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48 min
October 23, 2018
The Best Marketing is Creating Quality Experience!
Ep #75 - Sometimes, it's easy to forget that the number one marketing strategy is to provide customers with quality. When you simply provide a quality product or service, it is by far the best thing that any entrepreneur or company can do for their business.  In this episode of The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur, Matt Brauning discusses the foundations of marketing and why getting back to basics can sometimes be the best way to reach success. During this session, Matt will discuss the concept of quality marketing in detail and he will provide three easy steps that will allow any entrepreneur to market through quality. Simply put, quality marketing is the new path to creating referral business.  Listen in, take some notes, and enjoy the show. Please reach out with any comments or questions and share your feedback. We want to hear from you. Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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26 min
October 19, 2018
Sharla Jacobs - Attracting Clients Without Being Salesy!
Ep #74 - Today on Interview Friday, Matt Brauning sits down with special guest, Sharla Jacobs, the co-founder of Thrive Academy, and a master at teaching the art of attracting clients.  Sharla co-founded Thrive Academy along with her husband, Jesse Koran, where they have taught more than 50,000 coaches, holistic practitioners, and business owners from all over the world how to attract more clients. Together, this duo is known as two of the leading authorities in getting entrepreneurs to their first $10,000 month even when they have very low confidence. Thrive Academy clients have collectively earned over 100 million dollars and Jesse and Sharla continue to transform the lives of students that attend their workshops. In this episode, Matt and Sharla go deep on the subject of attracting clients without beings salesy. She will discuss exactly what this means and will also share about the origin of the Thrive Academy brand. It's an incredible and inspiring interview that you're going to love. Get "The Art of Attracting Clients" ebook for totally FREE. Visit the link below to claim your gift today: https://www.giftfromthrive.com/matt When you visit this site, you will also have the opportunity to apply for a free scholarship to attend the Thrive Academy live event, The Client Attraction Summit. Dates and locations will be listed on the page. Want to connect with Sharla, Jesse, and Thrive Academy? Visit the Thrive Academy Website and Blog: https://thrive-academy.com/ Connect with Thrive on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThriveAcademy/ Don't miss out on your opportunity to learn more about Jesse and Sharla while getting their ebook absolutely free. It's an incredible book with great insights for anyone wanting to grow their business to new heights. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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59 min
October 17, 2018
Secret To Make Your Goals Happen (Shhhhhhh...)
Ep #73 - What's the secret to make your goals happen? Today I share one simple resource: FLEXIBILITY. The more flexible you can become in your goals approach, the more ways you can find to win. How can you take on more flexibility in life and what does it mean for you, what does it do for you? Perhaps you've found yourself not getting something done that you want to get done. When you find that, I take on the philosophy that the person with the most flexibility will always control the environment.  Today's discussion is all about flexibility and a lot of the content derives from Evolution Seminar's Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) content.  Listen in and enjoy the show. If something hits home for you, please reach out and share your feedback. We want to hear from you. Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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11 min
October 12, 2018
David Shriner Cahn - Podcast Host, Author, Business Consultant
Ep #72 - Welcome to Interview Friday on The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning. On today's episode, Matt sits down with David Shriner Cahn, host of the hit podcast, "Smashing the Plateau," which has been running for 4 years now and has surpassed 400 episodes. David is a thought leader and business consultant that emphasizes community and communication in his work. He is the creator of the TEND system which takes advantage of existing resources within a team, implements accountability, and creates a structure that facillitates business growth. David was named by Forbes and Inc. as one of "The 5 Entrepreneurs That Will Change the Way You Communicate."  Today's interview tackles a number of subjects and will shed some light into how David views business along with his keys for growth and success. You're going to love the interview. Want to connect with David and learn more? Visit David's podcast website at https://smashingtheplateau.com/ Call David's Office Directly: 1 (212) 731-0770 Connect with him on social media: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/smashingplateauFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/smashingtheplateauLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidshrinercahn/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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55 min
October 9, 2018
Quit Playing Small...
Ep #71 - Quit playing small, but also quit playing big. The reality is that this episode is about learning not to be afraid of who you really are. Today, we will get into the heart of why you might be playing small and we'll look at whether the motivation behind the behavior is healthy or not.  It's a great conversation and I think a lot our listeners will relate with this message. You may even find yourself feeling a bit inspired. If something hits home for you, please reach out and share your feedback. We want to hear from you. Also, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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21 min
October 6, 2018
Tiffany Largie - Single Mom Built a Million Dollar Business And Teaches Art of Story
Ep #70 - Welcome to another edition of Interview Friday on The Purpose Driven Entreprener with Matt Brauning. On today's episode, Matt sits down with Tiffany Largie, a single Mom who built a million dollar business to pull herself and her kids out of a paycheck to paycheck life. Tiffany is a serial entrepreneur and has taken multiple businesses from startup to six figures plus. In today's interview, she shares her motivations for starting a business, her personal journey towards success, and how "story" has impacted her life and business. You are in for a treat with this interview and you will learn a ton hearing about Tiffany's personal experiences. Want to connect with Tiffany and learn more?Stay Connected and Get Valuable Updates from Tiffany at http://dreamerswantedhere.comVisit Tiffany's website at https://www.tiffanylargie.com/Connect with Tiffany on her social media accounts:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TiffanyLargieFan/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiffanylargie/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiffanylargieYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVNbvgDmiVxxI1AeHqOdCxgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanylargie/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so.We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media.Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauningwww.mattbrauningpodcast.comwww.fireboxbook.comGet Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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48 min
October 2, 2018
Should We Be Proud or Humble?
Ep #69 - Welcome to episode #69 of The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning. In today's episode, Matt discusses the dichotomy of juggling pride and humility. As entrepreneurs, we walk a tight rope where we need to balance our own humility with a need to develop authority and prestige in a marketplace.Matt has recently been doing several media appearances as part of his book launch and wanted to discuss this topic as it's been on the forefront of his mind recently.It's a though provoking discussion and a valuable one for entrepreneurs especially. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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15 min
September 28, 2018
Devin Galaudet - Travel Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Entrepreneur
Ep #68 - Welcome to another edition of Interview Friday on The Purpose Driven Entreprener with Matt Brauning. On today's episode, Matt sits down with Devin Galaudet, the author of a new memoir titled, "10,000 Miles with My Dead Father's Ashes." In the interview, Devin discusses the backstory for this book and some of the stories that led to its publishing. Also, you will hear how Devin and his wife are presently on a mission to get married 100 times in 100 countries. This journey has been featured in media outlets such as the Huffington Post and has garnered national attention. Want to connect with Devin and learn more? Visit Devin's website at https://devingalaudet.com/ Connect with Devin on his social media accounts: Facebook: @devingalaudet2Twitter: @devingalaudetLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deving/ Get Devin's book on Amazon: 10,000 Miles with My Dead Father's Ashes: Or Mi Padre es Muerto en la Bolsa  - https://amzn.to/2Iod1PA Check out Devin's book and be sure to contact him. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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46 min
September 26, 2018
The Power of Public Speaking
Ep #67 - In today's episode, Matt Brauning shares about the power of public speaking including where to speak, why you should speak, and how to improve your life and business by putting yourself out in front of people. (Hint: If you are fearful of being judged, then this episode is for you!) This episode was recorded as a Facebook Live. To catch the next live broadcast, make sure to follow Matt Brauning (links below) on all of his social media! As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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27 min
September 21, 2018
Tyler Basu - Content Marketing Specialist and Client Acquisition Strategist for Fast Growth Companies...
Ep #66 - Welcome to another edition of Interview Friday on The Purpose Driven Entreprener with Matt Brauning. On today's episode, Matt sits down with Tyler Basu, an accomplished entrepreneur in the areas of content marketing and client acuisition strategy for fast growth companies.  Tyler shares his entrepreneurial journey from door-to-door sales, real estate flipping, content creation, and internet marketing. He has an amazing story to share and you will pick up some valuable nuggets of wisdom from this interview. Want to connect with Tyler Basu? Visit Tyler's website at https://tylerbasu.com/ Connect with Tyler on his social media accounts: Facebook: @tyler.basuInstagram: @tyler.basuTwitter: @tylerbasuLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerbasu/ Get Tyler Basu's books on Amazon: Lifestyle Business Blueprint: Top 5 Strategies for Making Money Doing What You Love From Anywhere in the World - https://amzn.to/2xEDP9w Sell Anything: A Turn-Key System for Succeeding in Sales - https://amzn.to/2ptTHI1 The Achiever's Guide to Life & Success: 10 Principles for Designing Your Future & Achieving Success in the Real World - https://amzn.to/2Df8Q9Y As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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57 min
September 20, 2018
The Story of My Brother John Frederick Brauning V.
Ep #65 - Today is the 5 year anniversary of my brother John’s passing, and I wanted to share his story in long form. This is a bonus episode, so bear with me as I take my time, and talk about some funny stories growing up, share his never quit attitude, and why his life was a gift. John was my older brother by 3 years, and passed away at 36 from stage 4 colon cancer. I wanted a place to share his story and legacy so anyone could get to know him. I’m also sharing this for anyone who has walked through hard things like: Tragic Car AccidentsTraumatic Brain InjuryStrokeLosing a Child, Sibling, or ParentBeing a Caretaker I talk about being teased as a kid, the crazy dares he used to make me do, how he persevered and obtained a masters degree with a brain injury, and even finding the love of his life, his wife Bonnie. This is the story, from my perspective, of John Frederick Brauning V. Thanks for listening. Follow on social media and let me know if and how this impacted you here: Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com
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79 min
September 18, 2018
How Do You Coach When You're Not Perfect?
Ep #64 - In today's episode, Matt Brauning tackles a question that he commonly gets from his students and clients: "How do you coach when you're not perfect?" It's a completely loaded question, but it is a concern that many people face when they explore entering the coaching business. In this discussion, Matt shares why you don't have to be perfect to achieve success and why simply taking action is critical to success. Also, Matt will get into how to coach when you feel that you don't have enough experience. It's a great segment and if you are interested in becoming a coach or speaker, you will learn some valuable information. For those of you wanting to learn NLP, you will find details for Matt's live three-day seminars at the website www.evolutionseminars.com. If you would like to inquire about these events or about Matt's upcoming Mastermind group as mentioned in the episode, please email support@evolutionseminars.com. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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26 min
September 14, 2018
Jim Padilla - Master Sales Trainer, Expert Team Builder, and Launch Master...
Ep #63 - In today's interview episode, Matt Brauning sits down with Jim Padilla, a master sales trainer, an expert team builder, and a launch expert. With more than 20 years of experience in building teams and leading them to success, Jim has established a solid track record of achieving results. Jim owns and operates the company, Gain the Edge, along with his wife Cynthia Padilla. Cynthia is a master team builder and motivator and has helped him build this business.Jim sits down with Matt to discuss how to have sales conversations that don't feel like sales. He is a master of selling without selling and describes the sales process in terms of a value exchange. Jim teaches his processes to skeptical entrpreneurs that are turned off by the word 'sales,' but also know that it is an essential component to growing a business. Enjoy the interview and connect with Jim Padilla using the links below. Join Jim's Facebook Sales Group with a $0.00 30-Day Trial here: http://www.salesunscripted.com/getmore Check out Jim's podcast, 'Sales Unscripted,' available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sales-unscripted/id1409509644?mt=2 Connect with Jim on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/jimpadillatraining Connect with Jim on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-padilla-53949741/ As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you, please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning mattbrauningpodcast.com fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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71 min
September 11, 2018
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Attending Conferences...
Ep #62 - In today's episode, Matt Brauning breaks down 5 ways to get the absolute most out of attending conferences.  If you're an entrepreneur, the chances are that you are attending at least two conferences a year, if not more. Whether you are attending as a student, guest speaker, promoter, or featured presenter, you likely spend significant time at these live events. So, are you getting the best value for your time?Listen to the episode for a full break down of Matt's 5 ways for getting the most out of these conferences. Implementing these methods can really impact your business so be sure to take good notes from the segment.As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so.We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media.Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauningwww.mattbrauningpodcast.comwww.fireboxbook.comGet Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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42 min
September 7, 2018
Dave Nassaney - The Caregiver's Caregiver
Ep #61 - In today's episode, Matt Brauning sits down with Dave Nassaney, a caregiver, caregiver advocate, best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Dave states that his most important role in life has been serving as a caregiver to his lovely wife Charlene. Twenty-two years ago, Charlene suffered a massive stroke that left her severely speech impaired and paralyzed on the right side. This incident led to Dave's personal journey of becoming a caregiver and it has led to his advocacy for other caregivers.  For some background, here are a couple little-known stats about caregivers:  30% of caregivers actually die before their loved ones.  40-61% of caregivers have felt down, depressed, and hopeless just over the last two weeks. Caregivers often spend so much time caring for others that their own needs are neglected. One of Dave's speaking points has been to teach caregivers how to avoid caregiver burnout and how to receive self-care. Dave is the author of the best-selling book, "It's My Life Too!" Reclaim Your Caregiver Sanity by Learning When to Say Yes and When to Say No." Check out Dave's book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2QgCM8i Also, be sure to visit Dave's website https://www.davethecaregiverscaregiver.com/ to take advantage of his free gifts being offered. It's a great cause and a fantastic interview. Listen in and enjoy! As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you, please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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54 min
September 6, 2018
5 Hacks for Your Home Life Before and After Travel [Travel Hacks Mini-Series Part 3 of 3]
Ep #60 - Welcome to Episode 60 and Part 3 of our special three part mini-series on “Travel Hacks." In today's episode, Matt Brauning will cover “5 Hacks for Your Home Life Before and After Travel” which are based from his extensive travel history through his business and work. Since 2008, Matt has traveled extensively for business and this started back when he would do talks, workshops, and seminars in countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. This mini-series has been constructed to share the top hacks and strategies Matt has learned over a decade of regular travel. Enjoy the episode and tune back in Friday for a brand new interview that is sure to offer some amazing value. This episode is the conclusion of the three part "Travel Hacks" with the prior two episodes, ep #58 and ep#59 serving as Part 1 and Part 2. If you haven't yet listened to those, be sure to check them out in the archives. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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23 min
September 5, 2018
5 Hacks for Plane Travel [Travel Hacks Mini-Series Part 2 of 3]
Ep #59 - Welcome to Episode 59 and Part 2 of our special three part mini-series on “Travel Hacks." In today's episode, Matt Brauning will cover “5 Hacks for Plane Travel” which are based from his extensive travel history through his business and work. Since 2008, Matt has traveled extensively for business and this started back when he would do talks, workshops, and seminars in countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. This mini-series has been constructed to share the top hacks and strategies Matt has learned over a decade of regular travel. Enjoy the episode and tune back in Thursday this week for part 3 of the series. Part 3 will address “5 Hacks for Your Home Life Before and After Travel.” In this episode, Matt references a number of accessories that have made his travel life easier. You can find links to those items listed below. USB C Portable Charger [$40.99]: https://amzn.to/2MPXg9F Beats Earbuds [$99.99]: https://amzn.to/2MP3K8T Public Rec Everyday Pants [$95.00]: https://publicrecapparel.com/products/all-day-every-day-pant-inseam-32 As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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19 min
September 4, 2018
5 Hacks for Hotels [Travel Hacks Mini-Series Part 1 of 3]
Ep #58 - Welcome to Episode 58 and the beginning of a special three part mini-series on “Travel Hacks” that will be released this week. In part 1 of this mini-series, Matt Brauning will cover “5 Hacks for Hotels” which are based from his extensive travel history through his work. Since 2008, Matt has traveled extensively for business and this started back when he would do talks, workshops, and seminars in countries like Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. This mini-series has been constructed to share the top hacks and strategies Matt has learned over a decade of regular travel. Enjoy the episode and tune back in Wednesday and Thursday this week for parts 2 and 3 of the series. Part 2 of the series will cover “5 Hacks for Plane Travel” and part 3 will address “5 Hacks for Your Home Life Before and After Travel.” In today's episode, Matt mentions one key product that has helped him with his travels. Check out the product and link below: The Public Rec Pro Pack: https://publicrecapparel.com/products/pro-pack-both-sizes As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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20 min
August 31, 2018
Chad Ridgely - Comedian, Writer, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur...
Ep #57 - In today's episode, Matt sits down with Chad Ridgely, a comedian, writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Chad will share about his start in the entertainment industry including his studies at the famous Groundlings Comedy School in Los Angeles. Chad always had the vision of becoming an actor and working in Hollywood, but he has a very interesting story where he took a major detour from that path in college. After being cast in a film to play a police officer, Chad did a few ride alongs with the local police and became infatuated with their work. In a sudden shift, he changed his major to Criminal Justice and then spent the next 10 years working as a cop. He had a lot of success in the police field, but always kept his passion in the area of entertainment. After a decade in law enforcement, he returned to Los Angeles to resume his passion. Since returning to Los Angeles, he has written two feature films, landed a pilot show with Fox, and become a stand up comic. Chad's two movies are both in the comedy-horror genre and are titled "6:66pm" and "Massacre on Isle 12." Listen in for the whole interview because Chad has an amazing story and he's had some pretty incredible experiences that he will share. To contact Chad Ridgely and to find his stand-up comedy shows, please connect with him on social media: Twitter: @chadridgelyInstagram: @chadridgelyFacebook: @chadridgely This episode was recorded at the iHeartRadio Studio in Los Angeles. Special thanks to Maggi Mayfield for making that happen. You can listen to Maggi Mayfields podcast on iTunes called "YTunes Shuffle." As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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73 min
August 28, 2018
Let Go of Balance and Find Rhythms
Ep #56 - In today's episode, Matt discusses letting go of balance and embracing rhythms instead. The word 'balance' is a verb, not a noun, and it should be though of as an action rather than a destination to achieve.  Matt suggests focusing on the rhythms of life instead of seeking balance. Rhythms shift and change and tend to come in seasons. When you recognize rhythms, you can adapt to them and make changes when necessary. To get the full discussion, listen in and enjoy an insightful conversation. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get Your Copy of Matt's new book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW
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15 min
August 24, 2018
Joshua Best - Publisher, Father, and Church Pastor
Ep #55 - Joshua Best, the owner of Unprecedented Press, an active church pastor, and a freelance art director in the advertising industry, stops by the show today for a fantastic interview about entrepreneurship and business. Joshua and his company, Unprecedented Press, were the publishers for Matt's new book, "The Firebox Principle." In this interview, Matt reveals just how much of an impact Joshua had on his book including the ideas for the title, the cover design, and the editing. It's a great conversation and there are lots of key insights and takeaways for everyone. Check out the Unprecented Press website here: http://unprecedentedpress.com/ Order a copy of Matt Brauning's new book, "The Firebox Principle," [hardcover edition] from Unprecedented Press here: http://unprecedentedpress.com/shop/the-firebox-principle-hardcover Coming up today, August 25th, Matt Brauning will be leading and keynoting for an event called 'Splash' in Grand Rapids, MI. Joshua Best will also be a speaker at the event so if you can make it, we'd love to see you there. If you catch this in time and want FREE tickets to the event, you can still get them by going to this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/splash-tickets-47717955690 We hope you can make it as it's going to be a great experience for everyone. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com
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51 min
August 21, 2018
How To Walk Through Transitions in Life and Business...
Ep #54 - In today's episode, Matt Brauning shares all about transitions and how to deal with them in life and business. This podcast session comes fresh off of Matt's move from Orange County to Michigan where he will now reside full time. In the wake of this move, Matt wanted to share about the experience of undergoing such a major life transition and three key points that he has learned along the way. Here are the three key points Matt will break down on the show: #1 Expect to Be Overwhelmed#2 Learn How to Ask For Help#3 Get a Clear Vision for the Future (What Happens After the Transition) These keys will benefit you anytime that you face a big transition in your life and/or business.  Listen in and be sure to take notes because these points can help you to ensure successful transitions. For those listeners in the Michigan area, Matt Brauning will be keynote speaking at a live event coming up. The event is called 'Splash' and it is for creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Grand Rapids, MI, on August 25th from 9:30am to 4pm. Tickets are FREE and you can find them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/splash-tickets-47717955690 Matt Brauning will be signing books and available for Q&A from 4pm to 5pm after the event. If you can make it, we would love to see you and be sure to mention you are a fan of the podcast. On the next podcast episode, Matt will sit down with Joshua Best, the owner of Unprecedented Press, an incredible publishing house that is very unique in the space. You will hear all about it on Friday's podcast interview. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com
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33 min
August 10, 2018
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez - Master Negotiator, Corporate Trainer, and Air Force Veteran
Ep #53 - In today's episode, Matt Brauning hosts master negotiator, corporate trainer, and retired Air Force Veteran, Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, for a special one-on-one interview. Eldonna is an amazing business woman and leader. You will learn about her upbringing, her experience in the military, and how her life events influenced her transition into becoming a business owner. She is the CEO of Dynamic Vision International Inc and she has been featured in media outlets such as Fox, Fast Company, and many more. One of her core specialties is the topic of negotiation and contracts. You will hear more about this in the interview as well as how this skillset has affected her career path. It's a great interview and you're going to learn a ton from an amazing woman. Learn more about Eldonna, get her two books, and feel free to contact her directly to negotiate your book price. Website: https://eldonnalewisfernandez.com/ Store: https://eldonnalewisfernandez.com/online-store/ Her books are also available on Amazon. You can find them at the links below: "Think Like a Negotiator" - https://amzn.to/2AZJrA2 "Heart of a Military Woman" - https://amzn.to/2AVeIEo Be sure to check out these amazing resources and learn more about Eldonna. Also, Matt Brauning will be hosting his hardcover book launch party for "The Firebox Principle" which will take place this coming Monday, August 13th at the Evolution office in Costa Mesa. For details on this event and to grab tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-release-party-the-firebox-principle-tickets-48735986648?aff=efbeventtix As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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75 min
August 7, 2018
Why You Aren't Taking Action - 3 Pitfalls That May Have You Trapped
Ep #52 - This week's episode looks at why people don't take action, even though they want to. This is a recurring issue that has come up time and time again in Matt's seminars and coaching.  Often times, people will report feeling stuck in their business or life, even comparing the feeling to being stuck in a hamster wheel. There are 3 different places you can be in your life or business: 1) You are doing things2) You are preparing to do things3) You aren't doing things at all Matt will break down each of these areas and discuss how people can get trapped in each of these pitfalls. He will also share how he has helped others to escape the traps. Listen in and enjoy the discussion. During the episode, Matt shared about several upcoming events. If you would like additional info on these events, check out the links below. Register for Matt Brauning's "The Firebox Principle" Hard Cover Book Release Party on August 13th in Costa Mesa, CA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-release-party-the-firebox-principle-tickets-48735986648?aff=efbeventtix Find Tickets for The Joyful Living Conference on August 10th and 11th in Vernal, UT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vernal-ut-joyful-living-womens-conference-tickets-41502631488 As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Also, let Matt know the answer to his question: What is the perfect vacation length? Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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32 min
August 3, 2018
Sean Stewart - The Intersection of Art and Business
Ep #51 - In this episode, Matt sits down with Sean Stewart, an entrepreneur, coach, and artist. Sean is the founder of The Creative Track, a business training and mentoring company that helps coaches, holistic practitioners, and heart centered service providers to attract more ideal clients, build a leveraged business model, and grow to six figures and beyond.  During this interview, Sean opens up about growing up with a father in the entertainment industry and being a person connected deeply with art. He will share how art connects to his current business and how he got started in the coaching industry. Sean previously was trained directly under Tony Robbins and he's been featured on NBC News, Fox the NY Times, and other media outlets.  Listen to the interview for a great conversation and some very inspiring nuggets of wisdom. If you would like to connect with Sean and learn more about his business, visit www.thecreativetrack.com . You can also follow and connect with Sean on the following social media networks: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/seandouglasstewart LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/seandouglasstewart/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCreativeTrack/videos Enjoy the interview and remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show if you have not already done so.  We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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67 min
July 31, 2018
Can a Customer Change Their Stripes?
Ep #50 - The big question asked in this episode is "Can a customer change their stripes?" Matt starts this conversation by referencing a simple three-step formula that comes from a book written by Keith Cunningham called "The Road Less Stupid." This is how the formula goes: Step 1 - Find Out what Your customer wants Step 2 - Go Get It Step 3 - Give It To Them It's the most obvious thing in the world, but most entrepreneurs will complicate this severely. Many entrepreneurs tend to sell things that they believe people need rather than asking what they actually want. The problem with this is that they fail to assess the culture and environment of their market ahead of time. This is a big mistake and Matt will share why it is absolutely critical to know the culture of your customers before getting started.  If you'd like to read Keith Cunningham's full book, "The Road Less Stupid," you can find it on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2mYyp4o The official "The Firebox Principle" hard cover book launch is coming up on August 13th in Orange County, CA. General admission will be absolutely free and VIP tickets will also be available. The VIP tickets include a signed copy of the book, early admission, a special Q&A with Matt, and VIP food and drinks. You can get these tickets for just $30.  If you'd like additional information about any of Matt's upcoming book launch events in Orange County, CA or Grand Rapids, MI, as well as details on his speaking engagement in Utah, email us at support@evolutionseminars.com .  As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so.  We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with Matt on social media. If you want to follow his videos and journeys, connect with him at the addresses below as well. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com
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23 min
July 27, 2018
Iain Grae - Ad Agency To Race Track Owner
Ep #49 - Matt Brauning sits down with visionary entrepreneur and thought leader, Iain Grae. Matt met Iain a while back at a podcast conference and was taken in by his incredible story. Iain is a man with tremendous vision and he has used it to make big things happen in his life. He has a unique ability to lead people and has leveraged this skill to create major companies and rebuild others.  In his mid-twenties, he founded and grew an advertising agency in New York from just himself to over 150 employees. He also has been the owner of the 'San Antonio and Cycle Ranch' down in San Antonio, TX. He was able to buy this business, grow it tremendously, and has currently entered the process of selling it. Iain has a knack for building and rebuilding companies along with a tremendous story to share.   In this interview, Iain will talk about his start in business, his connection to spirituality, and what has driven his success. It's a great conversation with lots of insights related to entrepreneurship and money. Iain Grae is currenly on a mission to help 1000 people become millionaires by 2023. If you want to be a part of Iain's mission and learn more, he is now taking applicants. Apply for Iain's millionaire mission at http://iaingrae.com/ Iain is also the other of "10 Principles that Brought me MILLIONS (It can work for you too)." If you would like to get his ebook, there are two ways you can get yourself a copy: 1) You can visit https://www.evolvedlyfe.com/free-millionaire-prowess/ to get the ebook for free along with one week of access to Iain's "Millionaire Prowess" course. 2) You can purchase the ebook on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2JZlhol for just $0.99. Listen in for a great interview and some fantastic content. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so.  We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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56 min
July 25, 2018
The Avenger Drive - "This Must Change!"
Ep #48 - In this episode of the podcast, Matt breaks down "The Avenger Drive" which is one of the seven drives that fuel every entrepreneur. The Avenger Drive has the catchphrase "This Must Change!" This drive often originates when an entrepreneur feels they were wronged or that an injustice was committed against them. The result is that a business is created outside of someones anger. The person becomes so mad that they decide to take action and do something to change the situation. Anger is one of the most powerful motivators that inspire people to create something. An example of an entrepreneur that created a business from "The Avenger Drive" would be Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Lamborghini. Listen to the episode for a detailed account of his story, additional examples, and a full descritption of this entrepreneurial drive.  This episode marks the third and final drive to be discussed here on the podcast and it relates back to the launch of Matt's brand new ebook, "The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives That Fuel Every Entrepreneur." The ebook is brand new on Amazon and has already hit #1 best-seller status in 5 different categories and general best-seller status in many more.  You can purchase a copy of "The Firebox Principle" on Amazon for just $0.99 [limited launch price] at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532503283&sr=8-1&keywords=the+firebox+principle When you buy the book and visit the website, www.fireboxbook.com, you can enter your Amazon order number to be eligible for Matt's upcoming Firebox training which is valued at $997. Visit www.fireboxbook.com and click the 'access training' button to get on the list. You will be prompted to enter your Amazon order number related to your book purchase to confirm eligibility. When you register for the training, you will also be put on the list to receive access to the upcoming Firebox quiz which will be released later this summer.   As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so.  We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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27 min
July 17, 2018
"Fall in Love with the Hustle!"
Ep #47 - Fall in love with the hustle! That is the theme for today's epsiode as Matt Brauning just completed a three-day live NLP coaching seminar called Excelerate, a multi-state media promotion tour, and the successful launch of his brand new ebook, "The Firebox Principe: The 7 Drives that Fuel Every Entrepreneur." The ebook launched as a #1 best-seller on Amazon in 5 categories and hit best-seller status in another 15 categories.  In reflecting on all of the hard work and successes that have taken place over the last few weeks, Matt wanted to share his insights as to what it takes to create a major impact through your business. The reality is that we don't always see the hustle and grind that takes place day-in and day-out behind the scenes of a business. Matt has some inspirational thoughts on this and it's a powerful episode for any business owner, professional, or person wanting to break into the entrepreneurial space.  Listen in and enjoy the show. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so. We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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12 min
July 13, 2018
The Artisan Drive - "Because It's Beautiful"
Ep #46 - In this episode, Matt Brauning discusses one of the seven primary drives that fuel entrepreneurs, The Artisan Drive. The catch phrase behind the artisan drive is "Because it's beautiful."You will learn the details of the artisan drive, famous entrepreneurs that are influenced by it, and how it shows up in leadership. This is the second part of a series of podcast episodes focused on Matt Brauning's new book, "The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives That Fuel Every Entrepreneur."Matt's book is now available for purchase on Amazon. You can get it now for the launch price of just $0.99, but be sure to act fast because this promotional discount is temporary. Grab your copy on Amazon at the link below:https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531457858&sr=8-1&keywords=the+firebox+principleWhen you buy the book and visit the website, www.fireboxbook.com, you can enter your receipt information to be eligible for Matt's upcoming Firebox training which is valued at $997.Visit www.fireboxbook.com and click the 'access training' button to get on the list. You will be prompted to enter your receipt number for your book purchase to confirm eligibility.When you register for the training, you will also be put on the list to receive access to the upcoming Firebox quiz which will be released later this summer. At the start of this podcast episode, Matt Brauning shared about his recent appearance on ABC Tuscon. If you would like to watch Matt's interview, click the link below to check it out.https://www.kgun9.com/morning-blend/superhero-skills-every-leader-must-avoidAs always, please share your feedback for the podcast, the book, or Matt's television interview, by reaching out to us.You can contact Matt using the info below.Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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32 min
July 10, 2018
What's Been Driving You to Create Ripples in Your Life and Business
Ep #45 - If you are a leader, visionary, starter, founder, coach, expert, or podcaster, this episode is for you. In today's session, Matt Brauning is going to give you an eye under the hood of what has been driving you to create ripples and waves in your life and business. He will break down the specific drives that fuel every entrepreneur. In this episode, Matt begins a series of describing each of the 7 drives. This session focuses on the first of the seven, the significance drive. The catchphrase for this drive is "something to prove." This information comes from Matt's brand new book, The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives That Fuel Every Entrepreneur. The book is going to peel the curtain back and let you in on the mindsets and motivations that have been behind the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet.  Matt recorded this episode on the road in Tucson, Arizona, as part of his book promotion tour. He will be going on TV in Tucson on Tuesday morning.  As part of this book launch, Matt has had some very special guests on the podcast recently. If you missed our interviews with Larry Broughton or Ruben Gonzalez, go back and check them out. The episode numbers and descriptions are listed below. Ep 40 - Larry Broughton - CEO, Hotelier, Media Personality, Author, and Former US Army Green Beret Ep 44 - Ruben Gonzalez, 4-Time Olympian and Motivational Speaker Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review, and reach out with your comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes. For a full list of links and details about this podcast, visit Mattbrauningpodcast.com Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning Remember to keep checking Amazon this week as the The FIREBOX Principle will be available for pre-sale any day now. The book will officially be available for purchase on Saturday, July 14th. Make sure to look for it as the ebook will be available for a limited time launch price of just $0.99  For further book related updates and supplemental material, go to https://www.fireboxbook.com You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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26 min
July 6, 2018
Ruben Gonzalez, 4-Time Olympian and Motivational Speaker
Ep #44 - In this very special episode, Matt Brauning sits down with 4-time Olympian and motivational speaker, Ruben Gonzalez. In 1983, Ruben was a benchwarmer for his college soccer team and did not have any major athletic accomplishments. Since then, he has gone on to be a 4-time Olympian and he will be competing for a record coming up. He is the first Winter Olympian in history to compete in four different decades. He is now a motivational speaker and has been invited to speak for 100 of the Fortune 500 companies. Ruben has the intention of competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the age of 55 and to again compete in 2022 in Beijing. If he succeeds in that goal, he will become the oldest Winter Olympian in history at 59 years old and he will have competed in five total decades. Listen to the interview and hear about Ruben's journey to success and his philosophies for athletics, business, and overcoming adversity. To learn more about Ruben Gonzalez, visit his website: http://ruben-gonzalez.com/ Get his books on Amazon at the links below: The Courage to Succeed at https://amzn.to/2u0dSQR The Inner Game of Success at https://amzn.to/2u0R6bj Fight For Your Dream at https://amzn.to/2tZN9ng Ruben has also been kind enough to read an early edition of Matt's new book, The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives that Fuel Every Entrepreneur, and share his feedback. Here’s what Ruben Gonzalez had to say about the new book: “Matt’s ability to understand patterns and really dig into the forces that shape great visionaries is amazing. We all should start thinking like this.” The Firebox Principle book will be released next week on Amazon so stay tuned for full details. Go to www.fireboxbook.com to keep up with book updates for the coming launch. As always, please remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you have not already done so.  We love to hear from you. Please share your feedback and ideas with me on social media. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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76 min
July 4, 2018
The 7 Drives That Fuel Every Entrepreneur
Ep #43 - Hey everyone, we are on the cusp of the launch of my brand new book, The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives Fuel Every Entrepreneur and I wanted to get into the content that you can expect in this great resource. I have studied the most successful entrepreneurs on the planet and have distilled down the key drives that fuel the actions of these key people.  In this episode, I will walk through the names and motives behind each of these 7 drives and relate them back to how they show up in business. To get all the details, check out my brand new book, The Firebox Principle: The 7 Drives that Fuel Every Entrepreneur, which will be released on Amazon next week. A quiz which will allow you to identify which drive you fit into will be coming soon to accompany the book. For a limited time, you will have a chance to take the quiz free before I begin charging later this year. To stay current on the latest updates and to get a purchase link for when the book goes live, go to www.fireboxbook.com As always, please share your comments, opinions, and ideas so that we continue to improve the show. To contact me, please connect on social meda using the info below: Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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29 min
June 29, 2018
"We Must Go Through the Fire of Not Knowing"
Ep #42 - Matt Brauning recorded this bonus session of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast while in Las Vegas for a conference. The quote of the night for this episode is this: “We must go through the fire of not knowing...” If you think about your life and your experiences which have brought you all the way to where you are now, would you have done things differently? Would you still be where you are without the knowledge gained from going through the "fire" of your past experiences? Matt postulates the question here and shares some great insights and information. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review, and reach out with your comments, questions, or ideas for future episodes. For a full list of links and details about this podcast, visit Mattbrauningpodcast.com Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning Also, be sure to stay tuned for continued updates on Matt's upcoming book, The FIREBOX Principle, which will be released next month. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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24 min
June 26, 2018
Why I Wrote My First New Book in Over 10 Years...
Ep #41 - Today's bonus session looks into why Matt Brauning chose to write his first new book in over ten years. After sitting down at the iHeart Media Studios for an interview with Maggi Mayfield, Matt came to a few realizations about the reason he wrote the book and why he even got started on the path of business and entrepreneurship in the first place. There's some strong reflection and insights that get shared about business and storytelling. Give it a listen and enjoy. **We are just a few weeks out from the launch of Matt Brauning's brand new book The FIREBOX Principle: The 7 Drives that Fuel Every Entrepreneurial Movement. Stay tuned for additional updates*** As always, please share your feedback with us on social media. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com
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23 min
June 22, 2018
Larry Broughton - Special Forces Veteran, Hotel Impossible Guest Expert
Ep #40 - This week on the podcast, Matt is joined by a very special guest, Larry Broughton. If you are not familiar with Larry, he is a highly sought after entrepreneur, media personality, hotelier, author, and former US Army Green Beret. He has been featured on MSNBC and the Travel Channel's Hotel Impossible. Larry is also the author of the best-selling new book, Victory: 7 Revolutionary Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Launch Your Business, Elevate Your Impact, and Transform Your Life. He has been named as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and he continues to thrive as the CEO of Broughton Hotels. Larry opens up about achieving success in spite of being a poor student, perservering through adversity, and what it takes to be a thriving leader and entrepreneur. It's an amazing interview that goes deep covering Larry's past, his experience in the military, and the major events that shaped his life. More about Larry Broughton and website links: If you would like to learn more about Larry Broughton, his book, and the Broughton Hotels brand, follow the links and information below. Larry Broughton's book Victory: 7 Revolutionary Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Launch Your Business, Elevate Your Impact, and Transform Your Life is available for purchase on Amazon at the link below. The book is available in paperback, hardcover, or kindle formats. Get Larry Broughton's Book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MLkevb Personal Website: https://larrybroughton.me/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrybroughton/ As always, we would also love to hear your feedback, questions, and comments. You can connect with Matt on social media through the links below: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning  Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com
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109 min
June 19, 2018
First Official REVEAL of My Brand New Book
Ep #39 - This is the first official REVEAL of Matt Brauning's brand new book, The FireBox Principle. Listen in as you will get to hear the story behind it and learn what the 7 drives actually are which fuel every entrepreneurial movement. You'll also learn the 7 keys to fully engage and motivate your team! This is exciting and the release of the brand new book is right around the corner. Listen in and please share your feedback on the book and drives. We want to hear your opinions so please reach out. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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47 min
June 15, 2018
3 Secret Areas of Leadership
Ep #38 - Today's special episode of The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast is all about leadership. In this episode, Matt Brauning will break down 3 major areas of leadership and identify the underlying keys behind them. If you are motivated to become a stronger leader in your life and business, you won't want to miss this.   Listen in and please share your feedback with us on social media. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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19 min
June 12, 2018
[Interview] Chris Krimitsos - Podcaster, Filmmaker, Event Leader, & Speaker
Ep #37 - This week on the podcast, Matt is joined by Chris Krimitsos, an event leader, speaker, podcaster, consultant, filmmaker, and the founder of the Podfest Multimedia Expo. Chris is a changemaker in the business world and he has facillitated over 1,000 live business events. He created the Podfest Multimedia Expo which brings together podcasters and digital influencers once a year. That event has grown to over 1000 attendees in just 4 years and is continuing to expand. Chris also produced and created a movie which follows the world of podcasting called The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary.  In this episode, Matt gets Chris to share his origin story and has a deep conversation about business, live events, media, and entrepreneurship. More about Chris Krimitsos and website links: If you would like to learn more about Podfest, what to expect, and how to attend, click the link below for full details. Podfest Multimedia Expo 2018 Website: http://www.podfest.us Check out Chris Krimitsos' movie, The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary on Amazon. It's free to stream for Amazon Prime members and can be purchased in HD for $9.99 or SD for $7.99 if you are not an Amazon Prime member. Stream or purchase The Messengers movie: https://amzn.to/2JAK3f7 The Messengers movie website: http://themessengersdoc.com/ Personal Website: http://chriskrimitsos.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskrimitsos/ As always, we would also love to hear your feedback, questions, and comments. You can connect with Matt on social media through the links below: Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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58 min
June 8, 2018
[Bonus Episode] - The Journey of Entrepreneurship
Ep #36 - After speaking with Christian Mickelsen’s amazing high level mastermind peeps, Matt got to thinking about the journey of entrepreneurship from origin to now. What should we be willing to do in business in the beginning, middle, and twilight of our careers? In this episode, Matt will share his take on whether we should be willing to work hard as entrepeneurs.  Does entrepreneurship require absolute hustle and grind or is owning your own business about freedom and enjoying the good life? We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Message Matt though social media and let him know whether you believe entrepreneurship is about "work" or if it's about "freedom." Remember, the podcast drops twice per week with a full interview episode on Tuesdays and a bonus teaching session on Fridays. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning www.mattbrauningpodcast.com
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24 min
June 6, 2018
[Interview] Terri Hardin - Disney Imagineer, Hollywood Puppeteer, and Professional Speaker
Ep #35 - Terri Hardin, a Disney Imagineer, Hollywood puppeteer, and professional speaker joins the show today for a very special episode. If you don't know Terri, she has had a full career working in the television and film industry on some very well known projects. She has been a puppeteer for Ghostbusters, the Muppets, and many more well known properties. In this interview, Terri will share how she got her start in the industry, what it was like to work with famous celebrities, and how she continues to be a thriving entrepreneur. This is a fun sit down interview and an absolutely amazing story. If you would like to learn more about Terri and connect with her through her website or social media, we have attached links below. Connect with Terri: Website: https://terrihardin.com/ - Click here to opt-in for updates so that you are first to know about Terri's new projects, where she's speaking next, and upcoming events. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerriHardinFanpage/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thardinforms IMDB [Internet Movie Database]: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362245/ As always, we would also love to hear your feedback, questions, and comments. You can connect with Matt on social media through the links below: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning  Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning
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74 min
June 1, 2018
[Interview] Kerry Tepedino Shares on Holistic Health Coaching, How She Got Started, and Growing Her Business in Today's Climate
Ep #34 - This week, Matt is joined by Kerry Tepedino, a holistic health coach and workshop leader to discuss how she became a health coach, what inspired her to start her business, and what it takes to succeed in today's market. Kerry has created extordinary results merging onilne marketing with the health coaching industry. She shares about events in her life that led her from working in offices to running her own business and living the life of an entrepreneur.  As a special treat for our listeners, Kerry has invited everyone to attend her upcoming FREE live virtual health summit. The event is called the Global Health Summit and it will be live every day starting on June 4th for 21 days in a row. IT's focused on 3 main outcomes: Help to lose weight, reduce stress, & balance hormones. If you would like to connect with Kerry and learn more about her both personally and professionally, you can do so at the links below: Personal Page: https://www.facebook.com/kerrytepedino FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/whoiskerrytepedino/?timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=627361061 As always, we would also love to hear your feedback for the show. If you have questions, comments, or know someone that would make a great guest for the show, reach out. You can connect with Matt on social media through the links below: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning Catch the video podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/mattbrauning
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54 min
May 30, 2018
[Bonus Session] - Big News & Major Life Update from Matt Brauning
Ep #33 - Matt Brauning has some big news and a major life update to share with you this week on the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast.  If you've been listening to our last couple episodes, Matt will also close the loop about the minor procedure he underwent last week. This episode came from a Monday's with Matt edition of Facebook Live and goes to the misison and heart behind this podcast. As always, please share your feedback with us via social media. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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29 min
May 25, 2018
How to Manage a Busy Week in the Life of an Entrepreneur
Ep #32 - Today, Matt discusses what a busy week looks like in the life of an entrepreneur and how to handle it. If you're in the space of being a business owner, you have probably experienced this. Matt will share how he's handled busy weeks in the past, sometimes masterfully, sometimes terribly, and what he's learned to manage business successfully over time. In this episode, Matt will talk about setting very specific outcomes with your schedule and stewarding your time for both efficiency and experiences. Want to learn more about effective time management? Check out episodes #18 "Time Management as an Entrepreneur" and #19 "How to Take Time Ownership" for a wealth of additional information.    Listen to the episode and please review, subscribe, and share. We love to hear your comments and questions so please don't hestitate to reach out. Contact Matt directly on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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17 min
May 18, 2018
Procrastination and How to Overcome It
Ep #31 - Is procrastination a problem in your life? Are you holding yourself back from a bigger and brighter future due to a crippling habit of procrastination? If you answered yes to one of these questions or just know that you can improve in the area of procrastination, then this episode is for you. In this session, Matt Brauning discusses the topic of procrastination, he breaks down 3 secrets that keep people in procrastination loops which prevent them from accomplishing their goals, and he reveals little-known strategies for overcoming procrastination. This is powerful stuff and it can profoundly affect your life and business if executed properly. The techniques and strategies shared come from the process of NLP. Want to learn NLP and meet Matt Brauning live in person? We invite you to check out our upcoming event, Excelerate, which takes place this summer in Orange County. At this event, Matt will teach NLP in the context of personal growth and coaching. The event takes place July 12th, 13th, and 14th. Visit the website for details at https://nlpexcelerate.com/ or email support@evolutionseminars.com. As always, once you have listened to this episode, please write a review and share your feedback. We love to hear your comments and questions so please don't hestitate to reach out. You can contact Matt directly through the following social media profiles: Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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24 min
May 15, 2018
[Bonus Session] - Keys to Effective Leadership
Ep #30 - Matt Brauning and Evolution Seminars just wrapped up a 2-day NLP Trainer's Training event followed by a 6-day NLP speaker training. It's been transformational, its been amazing, and its even been exhausing at times.  While reflecting on these last couple weeks, it brought up a question. How can effective leadership be demonstrated in the process of running events, trusting people, and battling burn out? In this episode, Matt will talk about the concept of leadership and break it down into 3 simple keys. There are some masterful nuggets of wisdom in this episode and you may want to listen with a notepad handy. As always, please share your feedback with us via social media. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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19 min
May 5, 2018
The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make with Motivation
Ep #29 - Have you ever wanted to feel more motivated? Have you ever wanted to break through a lack of motivation?  The topic of motivation is one of the most commonly asked about subjects in our NLP training courses. Whether its creating motivation or ending procrastination, there are certain behavioral strategies that human beings can follow to create these desired outcomes. In today's episode, Matt Brauning will share the 3 biggest mistakes that people make with their motivation strategies.  There is some fascinating content discussed. Give it a listen and please share your feedback with us via social media. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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18 min
May 1, 2018
[Bonus Session] - How to End Indecisiveness and Make Quality Decisions Every Time
Ep #28 - Have you ever felt indecisive? Have you ever experienced an internal struggle when searching for the right decision? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may be missing one of the 3 major strategies that allow for quality and congruent decision making. In this episode, Matt Brauning goes deep in discussing the topic of indecisiveness and breaks down how humans go through the process of making decisions.  There is a lot of powerful content here. Give it a listen and please share your feedback with us via social media. You can contact Matt using the info below. Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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29 min
April 27, 2018
[Interview] - How to Build an Authority Blueprint with Michael Neeley
Ep #27 - In this episode, Matt Brauning is joined by special guest Michael Neeley to discuss how to build an authority blueprint for your business and brand. Michael Neeley is a speaker, author, and the host of the hit podcast Consciously Speaking. You can listen and subscribe to his podcast by visiting http://www.michaelneeley.com/consciously-speaking/. During this interview, Michael shares how to build your authority blueprint through 4 major pillars: ✔ Podcasting✔ Virtual Summits✔ Speaking from Stage✔ Getting published as an author He will lay out the steps and even share the ideal sequence for maximizing authority with your target market. Michael has been kind enough to offer 2 FREE GIFTS for our listeners this week. ☛ Gift #1: [Free Report] The Simple 5-Step Process to Launch a Rockin' Podcast in Just 14 Days☛ Gift #2: [Free Guide] Your Authority Blueprint: How to Stop Building Parts and Start Building a Machine To claim your free gifts, go to http://yourauthorityblueprint.com/pde. If this information is relevant to you and your business, Michael Neeley has extended one final very special offer.  Michael will be hosting a live event in Monterey, CA, from June 25th - 28th called Your Authority Blueprint Live 2018. Because he is a friend of Matt and you are a listener of this show, he has agreed to provide a special discount for tickets. Go to http://yourauthorityblueprint.com/pde and enter special code "PDE100" (without quotes) to receive $100 off of your ticket. There are three levels of tickets: Economy, Business, and First Class. Whichever ticket(s) you decide to purchase, you will receive your $100 savings off of the total investment. Matt Brauning will be in attendance as well. If you've wanted to meet Matt and love the idea of accelerating your business, this event will help you reach your goals. Please give this a listen and share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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63 min
April 24, 2018
[Bonus Session] – How to banish FEAR from your life today!
Ep #26 - In this bonus episode, Matt Brauning discusses the concept of fear and shares how to banish it from your life. Learn real techniques that will allow you to remove your feelings of fear as soon as today. There are three major factors that create fear in our lives and Matt will describe each of these in full detail. Listen to the full episode, start banning fear from your life, and make sure to share your experience afterwards. We want to hear your stories and feedback so please contact Matt after the show on social media. Your comments help us to improve the show. Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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15 min
April 13, 2018
Habits, Rituals, and the Junk Food Eliminator
Ep #25 - Today, Matt Brauning shares about the process of removing unwanted habits, overindulgences, and vices. Having worked with thousands of clients, Matt has noticed that there are certain patterns, habits, and rituals which tend to formulate for people on an unconscious level when they report a struggle to release such unwanted "vices." Here are a few of the key points Matt will discuss in this session: *Stress and how it connects with an overindulgence or vice*The process of identifying what a "vice" actually does for you and gives you.*Understanding transition time and how it can be a major influence on recurring "bad" habits Whether you are trying to eliminate an unwanted habit of your own, or you just know someone that might need to eliminate one, you will receive tremendous value from this episode. Please give this a listen and share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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28 min
April 10, 2018
[Bonus Session Q&A] – Why Don't I See More NLP Work with the Gustatory (Smell) Modality?
Ep #24 - This is a bonus episode which comes from one of my Monday Facebook Live Q&A session where Matt answers questions that are submitted from the podcast audience, Evolution clients, or anyone that has a burning desire to have a question answered related to entrepreneurship and/or NLP. This week, Matt answers two questions that both come from Marie Josee LeBlanc, a client of Evolution. Question #1: When there is a reference to VAKOG, it seems like there is no list for gustatory nor olfactory predicates phrases. I know these are not as commonly use in NLP AND, still, if you had a list or predicates we could use that would be cool! Even online there is not that much said. I work a lot with olfactory with my work with doterra essential oils and consequently, I may have more clients in that category than others. Since the sense of smell is linked to the oldest memory, emotions and fight or flight response, then why are we not including it more in our NLP work? Question #2: In Mapping across Matt you mentioned to look for a kinesthetic change. What if you are doing sessions on the phone? Get the answers to these questions and more by listening to this week's episode. As alway, we encourage you to share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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19 min
April 6, 2018
Interview with Bob Donnell, Human Behaviorist and Professional Development Expert
Ep #23 - Today, Matt Brauning hosts speaker, author, and human behaviorist, Bob Donnell, for a very special interview. Bob founded and operates Next Level Live, Inc., a company which focuses on the personal and professional development of people worldwide. During this interview, Bob shares his business origin story and talks about what drove him to study human behavior and how to change it. It's a powerful interview and we get into the life experiences and success habits that have helped Bob achieve incredible results.   For those wanting to learn a little bit more about Bob Donnell, visit his company's website at www.nextlevellive.com or www.bobdonnell.com . Please give this a listen and share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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61 min
April 3, 2018
[Bonus Session] – What’s the Secret to Changing a Behavior?
Ep #22 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #22. This is a very special bonus episode featuring Bob Donnell, a human behaviorist and the founder of Next Level Live, a personal and professional develppment company. Bob joins Matt for a quick Q&A session where the two of them tackle one major question:"What’s the Easiest Way to Make a Behavioral Change?" This question triggers a deep conversation about the elements required to create lasting behavior changes. It's an amazing session and stay tuned for the full interview with Bob Donnell which will be released later this week for our main podcast episode. For those wanting to learn a little bit more about Bob Donnell, visit his company's website at www.nextlevellive.com . Please give this a listen and share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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15 min
March 30, 2018
[Bonus Q&A] - How Do I Speak with Authority?
Ep #21 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #21. *Quick Disclaimer: I've been under the weather this week and will return with a new studio recorded episode next week. The audio in this episode comes from a FB Live I recorded while driving. The audio is not perfect, but the content is still important and relevant. In today's bonus episode, the theme is around one main question. This came from NLP Mastery student Carissa Espinoza who asked: I am struggling to speak with authority. I feel like I don't have a voice (it doesn't have value). When it comes to business, every time I go to talk about something, I get tongue-tied and my mind tells me to stop talking. How should I approach this? What can I do to change this? This was an excellent question and something that many people tend to relate with. For my answer and an in-depth discussion about authority and expert status, listen in. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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5 min
March 27, 2018
[Bonus Session Q&A] – The Difference Between NLP Practitioner and Coaching Sessions
Ep #20 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #20.This is a bonus episode which comes from one of my Monday Facebook Live Q&A session where Matt answers questions specifically related to answering one main question:What is the difference between NLP practitioner sessions and coaching sessions?Matt goes in depth to answer this question and dives into several areas tied into these differences.Please give this a listen and share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media:Facebook: @mattbrauningInstagram: @mattbrauningTwitter: @mattbrauning
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19 min
March 23, 2018
How to Take Time Ownership
Ep #19 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #19. In this episode, Matt Brauning shares how to take ownership of your time. The discussion here expands on the contents of the Episode 18 Bonus Session which described some of the ground work for effective time management.  Today, Matt will break down his overall system that he uses to manage his time which he has developed after years of researching the likes of Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie, Brian Tracy, and others. When you implement these techniques and practices, here's what you can expect to accomplish:  ► Change the way you think about organizing time ► Throw out your to-do list ► Work on outcomes and get things scheduled in ► Get more accomplished by doing less overall and more of the things that matter Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Twitter: @mattbrauning Facebook: @mattbrauning Insta: @mattbrauning
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46 min
March 20, 2018
[Bonus Session] - Time Management as an Entrepreneur
Ep #18 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #18. This is a bonus episode which comes from one of my Monday Facebook Live Q&A session where Matt talks about batching time as an entrepreneur. The reality is that all areas of our lives can run into the others and some crazy coaches like it that way! In this episode, I will give you a sneak peek into how I️ maintain sanity when running a business, being a husband and father, leading a church, writing a book, taking care of my health, having fun, and whatever else is left! If we don’t take control of our time, we cannot take control of our lives. This is all about how to “compartmentalize our lives in a positive way!  Please give this a listen and share your feedback. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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27 min
March 16, 2018
[Interview] - Anxiety, How it Shows Up, and What to Do About it with Mike Begala
Ep #17 - Welcome to Episode #17 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, we are once again joined by the illustrious Mike Begala. Mike currently serves as the head NLP trainer and coach at Evolution Seminars and has 20+ years of experience in the corporate consulting space. Some of Mike's clients have included FedEx, Allergan, the US Army, and more. Mike and I discuss the topic of anxiety and we go deep in defining the term, identifying where and how it shows up in life, and then we offer methods for dealing with anxiety in day-to-day life. Mike Begala shares a detailed NLP perspective on anxiety and provides easy to use tools that can alleviate unwanted anxiety when it gets in the way of achieving goals.  Listen in and share your thoughts about the podcast. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, please message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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57 min
March 13, 2018
[Bonus Session] - How to Achieve Focus and Avoid Procrastination
Ep #16 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #16. This is a bonus episode which comes from one of my Monday Facebook Live Q&A session where the theme is 'focus.' In this session, Matt shares the 4 massive keys that have helped him and his clients achieve focus easily while also avoiding overwhelm and procrastination. This has been a huge part of Matt's life and he is now ready to share it with you. Listen in for some excellent content and another great episode. If you'd like to join in on these bonus episodes on Facebook Live, find us every Monday at facebook.com/mattbrauning and look for the hashtag #mondayswithmatt . If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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25 min
March 9, 2018
[Live Recording] - Mastering Sales Part 3 - Overcoming Objections
Ep #15 - Welcome to Episode #15 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, Matt Brauning delivers Part 3 of the Mastering Sales Series which covers the topic of overcoming objections. To make this episode even more special, Matt decided to pull the curtain back by recording this content live as a teaching segment during his 3-day mastermind intensive event, Pinnacle Partnership. Here are some key discussion points in this episode:   1.) Defining what objections actually are... and what they are not. 2.) Identifying four different methods for handling objections. 3.) Discussing the processes and responses for dealing with objections when deep in a sales conversation. The content is amazing and the live crowd is rambunctious. Enjoy! Got comments, questions, or ideas for a future episode? Message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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69 min
March 6, 2018
[Bonus Session] - Don't let Special Moments Become Normal and Routine
Ep #14 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #14. This is a bonus episode which comes from a #mondayswithmatt Facebook Live Q&A session. In this week's episode, Matt discusses the idea of intentionally giving up something in order to increase its value and bring more enjoyment when it finally arrives.  This episode was recorded on March 5th, 2018, on my son Val's 7th birthday. We had some special things for him and some he flipped out about, and others were just okay. It got me thinking... what was the difference? So in this episode, I discuss how to “Re-sensitize” yourself to joy and newness! Rather than living in a desensitived place where nothing is special anymore. Let me know if you relate to this story... If you'd like to join in on these bonus episodes on Facebook Live, find us every Monday at facebook.com/mattbrauning and look for the hashtag #mondayswithmatt . Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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17 min
March 2, 2018
Mastering Sales Part 2 - Sales Conversations from an NLP Perspective
Ep #13 - Welcome to Episode #13 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, Matt Brauning is joined by producer Jeremy Nunez for Part 2 of a three part series on the topic of Mastering Sales. This week, the focus shifts to sales conversations and what the process of an effective conversation looks like from an NLP persepctive. Here are some key discussion points in this episode:   1.) How to have a conversation that leads to a sale without manipulation tactics. 2.) Identifying the underlying patterns that are shared among the best sales people in the world. 3.) The simple 5 step NLP sales process that will only change everything. Enjoy the episode and come back next week when we conclude the Mastering Sales series with an epic Part 3. It's gonna be awesome! If you have not already done so, please rate and subscribe to the podcast. Your feedback and your support are what keep this thing going.  Got comments, questions, or ideas for a future episode? Message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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48 min
February 27, 2018
[Bonus Q&A Session] How do I get more confidence?
Ep #12 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #12. This is a bonus episode which comes from one of my Monday Facebook Live Q&A session. The questions in this session deal with the theme of confidence. How do you get more of it? How can you distinguish confidence from competence when starting something new? I answer these questions and more as we explore the area of confidence especially related to entrepreneurship and business. If you'd like to join in on these bonus episodes on Facebook Live, find us every Monday at facebook.com/mattbrauning and look for the hashtag #mondayswithmatt . Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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19 min
February 23, 2018
All About Inspiration - How Do You Stay Inspired?
Ep #11 - Welcome to Episode #11 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, Matt Brauning explores the topic of inspiration and answers the question "How do you stay inspired?" This particular question was recently submitted by a podcast listener and it led to a deep discussion. Matt will talk about what it is that inspires him personally as well as what the drivers of inspiration are for the general population. Plus, he will talk about the dangers of wanting constant inspiration... and what to do instead! Here are some of the keys explored in this episode: 1.) How to get inspired and stay inspired espcially as an entrepreneur.  2.) The common lie that people tell you about staying inspired. 3.) How to get in the zone and stay in the zone. How to get back in the zone when you fall out of it. 4.) How Matt handles times when he's not feeling inspired. Matt pulls the curtain back to reveal how he deals with down times in business. This is a raw discussion and there is a lot of great information to take from it. Please reach out with comments or stories that come up while listening to this episode. Your feedback is important and helps improve the show. As always, you can message me directly on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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28 min
February 20, 2018
[Bonus Q&A Session] - Getting to the Root of Objections in Enrollment Conversations, the Heartbeat Behind Starting Evolution Seminars, and More...
Ep #10 - Welcome to The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning, Episode #10. This is a bonus episode which comes from a Facebook Live Q&A session! In this episode, I go into finding the root of objections during enrollment conversations, identifying the heartbeat behind starting a company, and I answer some NLP related questions. If you'd like to join in on these bonus episodes on Facebook Live, find us every Monday at facebook.com/mattbrauning Here are a couple of the questions asked this week: #1 Carissa Espinoza asked: "When it comes to an enrollment conversation an you can see that they aren't getting to the root of their objection. How Can I get to the root of their objection and address it to get them to say yes or no?" #2 Nate Whalen asked: "What was the heartbeat behind starting your own company?" #3 Bruce Moreno asked: "My Understanding is that a trigger causes a person to unconsciously do a certain behavior or go into a certain state (from external stimulus), whereas an anchor is a conscious effort to build a button into our neurology, would that be about right?" For the answers to all of these questions and more, you'll just have to listen in! Enjoy, and tune in each Tuesday for a new bonus Q&A and each Friday for a brand new episode. Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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14 min
February 16, 2018
Mastering Sales Part 1 - What Makes Up a Great Offer?
Ep #9 - Welcome to Episode #9 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, Matt Brauning is joined by producer Jeremy Nunez to open up a three part series on the topic of Mastering Sales. We kick this series off with part 1 which focuses on the concept of crafting offers in business. Matt digs deep here to uncover the components that make up a good offer and how these are used to trigger certain psyhological responses. Here are some of the keys explored in this episode:   1.) How you can make sure that you are creating value and contributing to your clients rather than selling empty promises 2.) How to sell the outcome versus selling the product or service directly 3.) The difference between selling a one-off product or service versus creating and selling a package 4.) The difference between features and benefits and when each are useful This is going to be an amazing series for any entrepreneur that wants to get better at sales without feeling pushy or out of character. Matt will share different concepts, ideas, and strategies for the sales process while also tying in NLP techniques within the discussion. Check it out, rate and subscribe to the podcast, and come back next week for the next chapter in the Mastering Sales series. You won't want to miss it! If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, please message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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41 min
February 13, 2018
[Bonus Session] The Four Laws of Money
Ep #8 - Welcome to Episode #8 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, Matt Brauning discusses the four laws of money and what they mean for you. This is for anyone that wants to understand their relationship with money on a much deeper level and ultimately transform it. If you have ever wondered why you hold the beliefs you do about money, you are going to want to listen to this very special episode. The contents of this episode were recorded during a Facebook Live broadcast on Monday, February 12, 2018. If you would like to participate in future live Q&A sessions, connect with the Matt Brauning page at https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning . Also, feel free to send me a Facebook message to let me know that you are a podcast listener and a fan of the show. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, please message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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26 min
February 9, 2018
[Interview] The Difference Between Overwhelm and Stress and How they Show Up in a Leader's Life
Ep #7 - Welcome to Episode #7 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, we are joined by the illustrious Mike Begala who presently serves as the head NLP trainer and coach for Evolution Seminars and has a history of 20+ years working in the corporate consulting space. Some of the companies Mike has worked with include FedEx, Allergan, the US Army, and more. Mike and I go deep and discuss the differences between overwhelm and stress in daily life. We talk about what exactly makes up these emotions, how to handle them, and how they show up in the life of a leader. This is the second podcast interview with Mike Begala and there are some amazing nuggets of wisdom that I encourage all of you to take to heart. Listen in and share your thoughts about the podcast. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, please message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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58 min
February 6, 2018
[Bonus Q&A Session] Embedded Commands, the Meaning of Insecurity, and Going Deep with NLP...
Ep #6 - Bonus episode from Live Q&A time! I answer a HUGE question on embedded commands in communication, as well as go into anxiety and whether it has control in your life.  Join in on these bonus episodes on facebook live every Monday at facebook.com/mattbrauning Here are a couple of the questions asked this week: #1 Bruce Moreno asked: When it comes to embedded commands, is it more effective/does it make a difference if you use them in the past tense vs. the present? Example: "I wonder, when was the last time you sat down and focused?" "I wonder when you last asked yourself, 'I should sit down, and focus.'" Additionally, how much of a difference is there when the embedded command is heard rather than read? #2 Tanya Akl (Sunny) asked: “I know anxiety is the subconscious mind's way of getting you to focus on what you want and guilt helps you keep in check with your values and integrity or something close to that. What about the emotional message and meaning of insecurity? What is the meaning of insecurity? For the answers to these questions and more, you'll just have to listen! Enjoy, and tune in each Tuesday for a new bonus Q&A and each Friday for a brand new episode. Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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22 min
February 2, 2018
[Interview] Producer at KOST 103.5 FM and Stand Up Comedian Maggi Mayfield Shares How to Persevere and Make It
Ep #5 - Welcome to Episode #5 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning.  In this episode, we are joined by the incredible Maggi Mayfield who works as a producer at KOST 103.5 FM, hosts her own nationally recognized podcast titled "Ytunes Shuffle," and performs around the country as a stand-up comedian.  Maggi and I discuss utilizing media for business, how to get started, and what it takes to perservere and make it when the goings get tough. This is an awesome interview, Maggi is an incredible person, and I invite you to give it a listen and be ready to feel inspired. Listen in and share your thoughts about the podcast. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, please message me on social media: Facebook: @mattbrauning Instagram: @mattbrauning Twitter: @mattbrauning
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34 min
January 30, 2018
[Bonus Q&A Session] Building a business, NLP and Psychology, using a meetup to get leads in biz...
Ep #4 - Today is a bonus episode from a Live Q&A answering a few hot questions of the week. Join in a facebook live session I did recently anwering things like: 1.) Nate Whalen asked what has one of your biggest personal takeaways been from building your own business ground up? Answer) I talk about following your passion as a potentially good or bad thing, how to navigate this, and why much of today's advice doesn't work in that area. 2.) Bruce Moreno asked how well #NLP and traditional psychology play together. Answer) I speak to the similarities and the differences between the two. How NLP tends to have a more "whole person" point of view versus normal or abnormal. In NLP there is no abnormal, simply behavior adaptions, and curiosity as to how people choose. More in the episode on this. 3.) Jim James Cassidy asked about setting up a meetup successfully in your business. Answer) I share in the final third of the episode a few secrets to starting and launching a successful meetup group, and how to make sure people show up. Also about how long they should be, and a format for the evening meetup. Oh, and which days or evenings are the best for show up rates!Enjoy, and tune in next week for a few more. Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Twitter: @mattbrauning Facebook: @mattbrauning Insta: @mattbrauning
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28 min
January 22, 2018
Power Communication Using "Frames"
Ep #3 - Welcome to Episode 3 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning. As my producer Jeremy and I start to figure out our stride, we awkwardly discuss stuff that is on my mind all week. Now it's here for you in podcast form, just for the "purpose driven entrepreneur! This is our first ever interview episode, and if you want to be a more powerful communicator, this episode is for you! I welcome on Mike Begala, who is our head coach and head trainer at my company Evolution Seminars. Mike is responsible for training at all of our live workshops and seminars, as well as in charge of the coaching department. Mike has also had a very lucrative consulting career spanning 20 years working in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia with organizations such as FedEx, Allergan, the US Army, US Army Reserve and the US Army Corps of Engineers to help improve their communication, efficiency and effectiveness. In this episode, Mike and I discuss the NLP (neuro linguistic programming) concept of "framing." All the ways to construct communication for all different outcomes. You can frame, preframe, reframe, plus much more!  Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Twitter: @mattbrauning Facebook: @mattbrauning Insta: @mattbrauning
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62 min
January 22, 2018
Paid off vehicles, or lease brand new?
Ep #2 - Welcome to Episode 2 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning. In our second ever episode, get to know me and my producer Jeremy bit more, and get a little deeper into the mind of Matt and how NLP (neuro linguistic programming) can help the "purpose driven entrepreneur! I got a pink slip (CA DMV title) in the mail, and dicuss the merits and drawbacks to owning 3 vehicles outright with no loans. I've been on both sides of the spectrum: spend lots and have nice new stuff, or have a tight budget and nothing new! We discuss this week where to land on this conversation and how to steward our finances as an entrepreneur so when we earn lots, we still have lots! All this and more on what financial success means to different people. Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Twitter: @mattbrauning Facebook: @mattbrauning Insta: @mattbrauning
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37 min
January 22, 2018
Ikea food is way outside my budget!
Ep #1 - Welcome to Episode 1 of the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Podcast with Matt Brauning. In our inaugural  episode, get to know me and my producer Jeremy bit, and find out what it actually means to be a "purpose driven entrepreneur!  This episode expalins why Ikea food is way outside my budget! What?? Don't those meatballs cost like $3.99 for 600 of them? True, and that's what we are talking about today. The concept of having a maximum budget is familiar to most people, but what about having a "minimum" budget? When I think about the quality of life I want, and why I am in business, it's necessary to have standards of excellence! And Ikea food is way below that standard... Listen in and let me know what you think. If you have comments, questions, or an idea for a future episode, find me on social media: Twitter: @mattbrauning Facebook: @mattbrauning Insta: @mattbrauning
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33 min
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