EP013: Perspectives of a PushUps4Parkinsons Leader with Evan Cutler

EP013: Perspectives of a PushUps4Parkinsons Leader with Evan Cutler

100 push ups per day for an incredible cause. Eric welcomes Evan Juice Cutler, Founder of PushUps4Parkinsons to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. 

Evan Cutler lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and 3 children and he brings the perspective of an entrepreneur who created an organization after his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In this episode they talk about pushups, family, and doing work that matters.

Evan is a key person in the financial services industry, but more than anything, he is an entrepreneur making a difference. On June 23, 2015, exactly two years prior to his father’s passing, Evan committed to the Parkinson’s community 100 push-ups every day for the rest of his life. If he lives until his father’s age at passing of 74, he will get to one million pushups! He’s using this as a way to spread awareness about Parkinson’s disease, to recognize the strength and hope of so many, and to raise funds for Parkinson Association of the Carolinas. Evan provides inspiration around his own cause, but also to anyone he comes across. His self starter mindset is something you can witness and use in your own business and life. 

Eric also questions Evan on making a difference for others, growing pains, and generating awareness around his cause. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course his favorite sport’s team. 

Perspectives on Sales Activity with Mitch Long

EP012: Perspectives on the Long Term Care Market with Mitch Long

The what, how, and who of the Long Term Market. In this special episode we bring back a previous guest, Mitch Long to discuss the ever-confusing Long Term Care (LTC) market. Mitch was featured on a recent radio show with Bracken Financial and Insurance and in it he delivered some amazing insights into the Long Term Care market. Mitch is a recognized speaker and top producer in the insurance industry. More than that, he is someone who cares deeply for his clients and he implements Long Term Care strategies while also seeing his work through by involving himself in the claims process.

In this episode, Mitch discusses the following LTC topics:

1:34- What is Available for LTC

4:38- Government LTC

9:15- Benefits of LTC

10:53- What Age Should You Consider LTC

14:58- Women vs Men for LTC

16:17- Newer LTC Products

Mitch’s insights into the Long Term Care market will be valuable for business owners and families. Also, advisors in the financial planning and insurance consulting arena will find this incredibly useful.

EP011: Perspectives of a Sports Psychologist with Chris Covert

EP011: Perspectives of a Sports Psychologist with Chris Covert

Staying present and organized in business, sports, and life. Eric welcomes Chris Covert, Founder and CEO of Achievement Consulting to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode, Chris walks us through how a professional athlete focuses on the task at hand, how a business owner remains calm through turbulent times, and how his involvement in the political world helps him in business.

Chris Covert is from “the best city in the world”, Charleston, South Carolina and he brings the perspective of an entrepreneur who understands how the mind works which will absolutely help any business owner. In this episode they talk about sports psychology, putting yourself out there, and being present. 

Chris works with athletes and businesses from all over the US. He is focused on helping and motivating individuals to achieve success. Chris brings unique perspective of someone within the psychology industry. He has me thinking clearer on many topics and I know he can help any business owner or entrepreneur with their business. Chris provides great knowledge in both his craft of the sports psychology world and in his life of running a business that you can use in your business. 

Eric also questions Chris on the mental game of golf, living in Charleston, and his perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions. 

entrepreneur perspectives: labor law attorney Mike Elkins

EP010: Perspectives of a Labor Law Attorney with Michael Elkins

Preparing for the best results, staying relevant, and being yourself. Eric welcomes Michael Elkins of Bryant Miller Olive to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode, Mike takes us on a journey of what it is like from the court room to the weight room. Mike is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mike brings the perspective of an attorney who understands all sides of labor law and his expertise will undoubtedly help any business owner. In this episode they talk about disruption in law, legal issues in sports, and the Tom Brady Fan Club. 

Michael Elkins is a progressive minded attorney that is focused on providing the best possible outcome for his clients. He works closely with corporate clients to quickly resolve employee-related disputes and dispose of pending claims efficiently. He has a great amount of knowledge for the law as well as the sports world. Mike is actively involved in the sports community as a weightlifter, podcast host of “Sports Talk with Jeff and Mike”, and big Patriot fan. He provides stories from inside the courtroom and examples from the sports world that you can use in your business.

Eric also questions Mike on legal issues in the NFL, protecting your business, and his perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions. 

EP009: Perspectives of a Fitness Apparel Brand Owner with Tiffani Lewis

EP009: Perspectives of a Fitness Apparel Brand Owner with Tiffani Lewis

What fuels your life? Eric welcomes Tiffani Lewis of SCSM to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. Tiffani is a proud native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Tiffani brings perspective of someone who has overcome major obstacles in her personal and business life. In this episode they talk about overcoming those obstacles, sticking to your values, and The Carolina Panthers.

Tiffani Lewis provides unique insights into both the fitness and apparel industry. SCSM Sports is a fitness apparel and accessories brand located here in the Queen City. The goal of the brand is to inspire others to live a lifestyle guided by fitness and faith. This Charlotte entrepreneur is passionate about her home town and she shows that by bettering the community around her on a daily basis. She is very much focused on growing her business and impacting the lives of her clients and we love that about her. The fuel that sparks Tiffani’s passion is contagious and we know this episode will have you ready to make a difference. Tiffani provides stories and teaching moments from her day-to-day work to her relationships with professional athletes. 

Eric also questions Tiffani on balancing business and family, the importance of the local community, and her perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books she is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions.

Mark Heath

EP008: Perspectives of a Charleston Native with Mark Heath

Baghdad, politics, business and lessons along the way. Eric welcomes, Mark Heath of KazSource, Inc to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. Mark is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Mark brings perspectives of selling himself both in business and in politics. In this episode they talk about Charleston, South Carolina, running for state senate, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Mark provides unique insights into both the political and business world. Mark specializes in helping financial advisors grow their business. This Charleston entrepreneur is proud to be in his home town and he shows that by bettering the community he lives in by helping area families and businesses. Mark provides examples from his time in Baghdad to starting out in the business world. 

Eric also questions Mark on the current state of education, how he handled a career change, and his perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions.

Entrepreneur Perspectives on Athletes Building a Brand with Mike Vernace

EP007: Perspectives of a Professional Hockey Player with Mike Vernace

The side hustle is an amazing thing. Eric welcomes Mike Vernace of ShiftD Hockey to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. Mike lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and child. He is a professional hockey player and Co-Founder of ShiftD, where he and his team analyze and mentor hockey players. In this episode they talk about hockey, perspectives on building a business while being an athlete, and why life after sports is so important.

Mike provides unique insights on being a professional athlete and building a business at the same time. For the individual with an entrepreneurial mindset, learning how to pursue your passion while making a living is a critical step on your journey to becoming a business owner. Mike provides examples from his time on the ice and in the business world.

Eric also questions Mike on being traded, specialization in sports, and his perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl (and Stanley Cup) predictions.

Rudy Redmond

EP006: Perspectives of an Efficiency Specialist with Rudy Redmond

How taking the gym with you can create balance in work and in fitness. Eric welcomes, Rudy Redmond, Insurance Coordinator at Abiding Wealth Advisors and a Business Development Associate at KazSource, Inc. In this episode they talk about taking the gym with you, perspectives on changing jobs, and Big 10 Football. 

Rudy is a “balanced” individual and he talks about that in this transparent interview. For the business owner, learning how to remain balanced yet committed to all your passions is critical to your success and enjoyment. Rudy shares his stories of hoisting the Stanley Cup at the bar he met his wife, his feelings on youth sports, and his work in the creation of knowledge centers within businesses. 

Eric also questions Rudy on what he has learned from running track at Michigan, to training athletes today, to managing efficiencies within a fortune 100 company and small businesses.

Spencer Smith

EP005: Perspectives of a Tackling Expert with Spencer Smith

From tackling people to tackling the business world. Eric welcomes, Spencer Smith of Triple H Tackling Academy to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. Spencer is from Marietta, Georgia and attended college at the University of Hawaii where he played football and was a tackling machine. Spencer currently trains young kids, college athletes, and NFL players on the art of tackling. Due to an increase in head injuries in football and due to a decrease in youth participation in the sport combined with his love for the game, Spencer created Triple H Tackling Academy. He knows that in a controlled and educated environment, football while it is a physical sport can be safe. In this episode they talk about football, building a unique business, and how to tackle properly.

Spencer provides unique insights on being a student athlete and building a unique business. For the entrepreneur, learning how to build a niche business around your passion will help you enjoy your journey like never before. Spencer provides examples from his time on the football field and how football and business go hand in hand.

Mitch Long

EP004: Perspectives of an Experienced Go-Getter with Mitch Long

Story telling time with one of the best. Eric welcomes, Mitch Long, a Sales VP at KazSource, Inc where he leads the way in sales activity and educating the market on insurance. In this episode they talk about business in 2017, perspectives of the insurance market and the Pittsburgh Steelers! Mitch is an incredible story teller and he shows why in this fast paced interview. For the business owner, learning how to connect at a deep level with your clients is critical in today’s fast paced economy. Mitch shares his stories including the time he left the company he planned on retiring with.

Eric also questions Mitch on what he has learned from running 10 marathons for his business, how the 50 to 60 plus year olds are handling the changing business landscape including the use of social media, and what is going on with the long term care market.