Enjoying the Prospecting Process | Eric Kasimov and James Pagano

EP093 | 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

EP092 | 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

EP091 | 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 from a Pushups4Parkinsons Cause Leader: Tom Stephenson

EP090 | 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

EP089 | 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 Smashing the Plateau: David Shriner-Cahn | EP Podcast

EP087 | Perspectives on Smashing the Plateau with David Shriner-Cahn

Smashing the Plateau. Our guest today is David Shriner-Cahn, Co-Founder of the BestNetwork and host of the business podcast, Smashing the Plateau. In this episode, we discuss being a solopreneur, generating recurring revenue, and podcasting.   ——BestNetwork helps guide expertise-driven solopreneur business owners to build stable and consistent recurring revenue. Along with BestNetwork, David runs the Smashing the Plateau Podcast, Smashing the Plateau helps you get unstuck – so you can do what you love and get paid what you’re worth. David’s examples of helping entrepreneurs smash the plateau were on full display in our chat. His success in business has us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  We hope you enjoy this episode with David Shriner-Cahn. 

Perspectives on Business Operations: Bruce Snell | EP Podcast

EP085 | Perspectives on Business Operations with Bruce Snell

Breaking through the barriers to quality. Our guest today is Bruce Snell, President of BSG International.  In this episode we discuss fundamentals, helping others, and football in the south. ——Bruce Snell understands business operations. We’ve spent quite a bit of time with Bruce and knew we had to have him on the podcast as he has so much to offer business leaders.  He gives in so many ways- he does one on one consulting, he works with companies of many sizes, he has his book Breaking Through the Four Barriers of Quality, and he has an online course—all of it provides an awareness of operational processes – he trains, develops, and applies. Bottom line is Bruce and BSG International can help your business.  Bruce’s examples of breaking through barriers in life and business were on full display in our chat. His success in business has us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  We hope you enjoy this episode with Bruce Snell. 

Perspectives from a Construction Industry Leader with Brian King

EP084 | Perspectives from a Construction Industry Leader with Brian King

Building businesses and buildings from the ground up. Our guest today is Brian King, President of A M King In this episode, we discuss the truth about entrepreneurship, the growth of Charlotte, NC, and balance ——Brian is a graduate of the University of Florida and has more than 30 years experience managing design and construction projects all across the world.  Brian’s examples of building his business and buildings from the ground up were on full display in our chat. His success in business have us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  We hope you enjoy this episode with Brian King.