Enjoying the Prospecting Process | Eric Kasimov and James Pagano

Enjoying the Process of Prospecting

“If you don’t get out, you’re not getting work done.” There’s a lot of negative that is associated with sales and prospecting.  Allow two experienced sales professionals that both own their business (one in marketing and insurance and the other in business coaching) help you understand what to think about when it comes to prospecting and sales in general.

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If you need some truth about networking, prospecting, and activity in general, let this conversation be your guide as Eric get the opportunity to ask questions to James Pagano. A well-known and well-respected leader and business coach. 

The bottom line is if you are a business leader or sales professional with value to offer you need to find a new way to engage with more people in a genuine way.  

We hope you enjoy this chat about prospecting with both Eric Kasimov of KazSource and James Pagano of The Growth Coach. 

The Podcasters Mindset For a Leader in Professional Services | Mike Elkins and Eric Kasimov

The Podcasters Mindset

Thinking of starting your own podcast? Good. Now let’s talk about the podcasters mindset! There’s a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to podcasting. Allow two experienced podcasters that both own their business (one in marketing and insurance and the other in legal) help you understand what to think about when it comes to podcasting and content in general. If you are a lawyer, financial advisor, insurance agent, or business professional, we hope this chat helps disclose some truth behind starting a podcast — all of it to help you build the podcasters mindset. 

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If you are in a professional services business, you are probably thinking, why would I have a podcast?

Let this conversation be your guide as to why you should have a podcast as an individual in a professional service business.

While this chat is some months old, it is absolutely applicable right now. Since this chat, the individual Eric speaks with, Michael Elkins started his own lawn firm, MLE Law in Miami, Florida. There are references to his old firm which proves that creating content applies to both someone at a larger firm and someone running their own business.

The bottom line is, if you are a business leader with specific thoughts to share, you should consider creating content either on your own or with a team.

We hope you enjoy this chat about podcasting with both Eric Kasimov of KazSource and Michael Elkins of MLE Law. 

Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeyes to NFL to Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneur Perspectives

Ohio State Buckeyes to NFL to Entrepreneurship with Chimdi Chekwa

The Ohio State Way. Our guest today is Chimdi Chekwa, current NFL free agent and entrepreneur.  

In this episode, we discuss life in the NFL, sports and business, and the Ohio State Buckeyes culture.  

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Chimdi is a former Ohio State Buckeyes football player and current entrepreneur as a co-owner of The Pit BBQ Grille in Columbus, Ohio. He also has his hands in other ventures that we touch on in this chat. 

You may remember Chimdi from his days with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was a first-team All American cornerback. After college, Chimdi was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.  

Through much perseverance and motivation, Chimdi gives us insight around why he is so passionate about sports and entrepreneurship.   

Chimdi’s examples of self-awareness and constant improvement were on full display in our chat. His incredible mindset and desire to succeed has us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  And any time I get to talk Buckeye football, I’m taking it! 

And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Ohio State Buckeye great, Chimdi Chekwa.  

We hope you enjoy this episode with Chimdi Chekwa. 

Perspectives on Pure Wisdom with Shakieta Zollicoffer

Perspectives on Pure Wisdom with Shakieta Zollicoffer

Everyone is healing in some way, shape, or form. Our guest today is Shakieta Zollicoffer, owner of Pure Wisdom Inc.  

In this episode, we discuss overcoming obstacles, using the gifts you were given, and Pure Wisdom. 

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Shakieta currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where she is focused on her family and entrepreneurial journey. 

She commands a presence when she walks into a room and we just had to have her on this podcast.  

Shakieta’s examples of helping others were on full display in our chat. Her incredible work ethic and willingness to focus on others has us so excited to feature her on this podcast.  

Perspectives from a Pushups4Parkinsons Cause Leader: Tom Stephenson

Perspectives from a Pushups4Parkinsons Cause Leader with Tom Stephenson

Improving the lives of caregivers and people with Parkinson’s around the globe. Our guest today is Tom Stephenson, insurance agency owner and Pushups for Parkinsons board member.  

In this episode we discuss Pushups4Parkinsons, being a caregiver, and leading a cause.  

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Our guest today is Tom Stephenson, insurance agency owner and Pushups for Parkinsons board member.  

Tom is helping lead the movement to spread awareness around Parkinson’s disease, recognize the strength and hope of so many, and to raise funds for Parkinsons research, caregivers, and support.  

Through much inspiration, Tom gives us the story around why he is so passionate about Pushups4Parkinsons and giving back.  

Tom’s examples of working towards a greater goal and being a cause leader were on full display in our chat. His incredible mindset and willingness to give back in life has us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  

We hope you enjoy this episode with Tom Stephenson. 

Perspectives on Pure Wisdom with Shakieta Zollicoffer

Perspectives on Overcoming Adversity with Frank Van Buren, Former U.S. Army Black Hawk Pilot

“You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging with the turkeys.” Our guest today is Frank Van Buren, speaker, author, advisor, and former U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot.

In this episode we discuss the military lifestyle, overcoming adversity, and lessons from the cockpit. 

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Growing up in a military family, Frank spent most of his young life traveling and always learning from the military community. After his college football career was ended due to injury, Frank joined the Army and earned his silver U.S. Army aviator’s wings.   

Through much adversity, Frank now shares his stories and lessons to mentor those around him. He shares his stories in many ways including through his book, “Life Lessons From The Cockpit”   

Frank currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his family where they enjoy their 30-acre farm. 

Frank’s examples of helping himself and so many overcome adversity were on full display in our chat. His success in business, life, and the military has us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  

Thank you to Frank Van Buren for giving us his time and his lessons. Be sure to check out his book on Amazon.

Perspectives on Building KazSource from Scratch | EP Podcast

Perspectives on Building KazSource from Scratch with Eric Kasimov

Building KazSource from scratch. In this episode, Eric Kasimov, founder of KazSource, continues on the topic of how he built KazSource from the ground up. Eric tells the story of how his family helped inspire him to become an entrepreneur and build his own business. We hope the continued story behind our business provides valuable insight and gives you, the entrepreneur, a better idea of what we do in our business. 

With a passion for helping entrepreneurs build a protect their business, we hope you enjoy this episode with Eric Kasimov.