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Today we have Kara Goldin, founder of San Francisco based Hint Inc. Hint products can be found at places like Whole Foods, Starbucks, and many more locations because they produce one of the leading brands of unsweetened flavored waters and their products include Hint Water, Hint Fizz, Hint Kick and even Hint Sunscreen. Hint Water is flavored only with natural fruit, without unnecessary additives and sweeteners and even has zero calories. Since its launch in April 2005, Hint has grown to an estimated $90 million beverage company.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Kara Goldin.
  • [2:30] What caused Kara to go on the journey of changing the beverages she drinks?
  • [10:00] Early attempts to create Hint Water.
  • [12:30] Impossible challenges that Kara overcame.
  • [15:30] How did Kara get her product into Whole Foods?
  • [27:00] Kara talks about developing Hint Sunscreen.
  • [35:00] Launching Hint Water in the New York marketplace.
  • [41:00] Consumer advocacy and providing a product that connects with cancer patients.

In this episode…

Did you know that different drinks you consume can have an impact on your health? It’s true! Whether you drink coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks, depending on the volume and frequency, you can expect various changes in your overall health. Are your drinking habits healthy or could they use a reevaluation? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur, Kara Goldin. In her conversation with Jeremy, Kara opens up about her personal health journey, her initial attempts at creating Hit Water, how she got her product onto the shelves of Whole Foods, why she developed Hit Sunscreen, and so much more! Don’t miss a minute of this informative and engaging episode featuring Kara!

Can you imagine getting the news that you the only way to address your recent health challenges is to start taking strong prescription drugs? How would you respond? Would you take the news at face value or would you do your own research before you took the plunge? In Kara Goldin’s case, she wanted to try making changes to her diet before she took the risk of subjecting her body to powerful medications. This decision led Kara to try different drinks to replace her strong addiction to soda and other sugary beverages. The results were shocking, she noticed a huge transformation and became passionate about helping others experience the health breakthrough she had discovered. Learn more details about Kara’s journey on this episode of Inspired Insider!

When was the last time you took on a challenge that others had deemed impossible? Have you considered what common assumptions could be holding you and others in your industry back from massive breakthroughs and successes? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and business leader Kara Goldin. As Kara sought to create a drink that tasted good, included fruit juice, and avoiding preservatives and added sugar, she was continually told she was trying to accomplish the impossible by beverage industry insiders. Determined to achieve the impossible, Kara found a way to beat the odds and create the product of her dreams. Discover what you can learn from Kara’s impressive journey on this episode!

One of the best tools that a business leader can have in their toolbelt is boldness. Would you consider yourself bold? How can a leader’s boldness help a business stand out and make an impact on the marketplace? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Kara Goldin as she shares how her boldness enabled her to get Hint Water on the shelves at Whole Foods. While it wasn’t easy, Kara was confident that there would be more consumers, like her, who were looking to try different drinks that would reduce their sugar consumption. When she presented this information to Whole Foods, they were willing to give her product a chance. Learn more about Kara and how her boldness helped her market Hint Water on this exciting episode!

Isn’t it amazing how one really good idea can have the ability to spark additional creative ideas? When was the last time you had a good idea that continued to inspire you? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Kara Goldin. While most of Kara’s creative focus had been on developing and marketing Hint Water, should couldn’t help herself when the idea came to apply her same approach to developing a safe and effective sunscreen. To hear Kara’s passion for advocating for consumers and producing high-quality products that can make a difference in their lives is really encouraging. Learn more about Kara and Hint products on this powerful episode!

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Today we have Nathan Hirsch Co-Founder of FreeeUp which is a marketplace connecting business owners with the top 1% of freelancers in ecommerce, digital marketing, web development, and much more. They have helped companies like Payability, Sharkk and many ecommerce companies with staffing needs. Over the past 15 years, Nathan has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. In 2006, he founded his first online venture out of a college dorm room, selling and buying student textbooks and he was able to scale his ecommerce business, bootstrapping from a $20 investment to over $30 million of sales on Amazon across a 6 year period while serving over 10,000 customers.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Nathan Hirsch.
  • [2:30] Why it’s tough to hire web developers.
  • [3:30] Nathan talks about his working relationship with his business partner.
  • [7:00] How do you build a work culture with remote contractors.
  • [9:30] A low point in the business so far.
  • [12:00] A proud moment in business.
  • [13:30] Who should use FreeeUp?

In this episode…

What does it take to build a healthy organizational culture? How can leaders like you start taking steps to ensure your work environment is positive and constructive? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Nathan Hirsch. In his conversation with Jeremy, Nathan opens up about his experience working with web developers, how he built a positive working relationship with his business partner, what it takes to grow a healthy organizational culture, highs and lows in his career so far, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this fascinating and engaging episode featuring Nathan!

When was the last time you were part of a thriving and positive organizational culture? What made that culture so healthy? What steps are you taking to implement a good work environment in your company? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Nathan Hirsch shares some insights about his organization, FreeeUp and how they’ve focused keeping a positive work culture there. Nathan says that half of the battle of building a positive work environment comes down to getting the right people in the right positions. Another key piece of having a good work environment comes down to how the leadership communicates with the rest of the organization, are they on the same page? If they send mixed messages, that spells doom for any hopes of a positive organizational culture. To hear more about this critical topic, make sure to listen to this episode!

What is the best way to maintain a good relationship with your peers or business partners? Have you had a working relationship in your career turn ugly? How do you avoid that from happening, especially in a business partnership? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader Nathan Hirsch as he shares his experience through the highs and lows of a business partnership. Nathan will be the first to tell you that his business partnership hasn’t always been perfect, at one point he and his partner, Conor decided to hash it all out four years into their working relationship. Ever since they had that tough conversation going over each other's strengths and weaknesses, the relationship has flourished. Learn more about this episode from Nathan’s career and the lessons you can come away with on this episode!

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Today we have David Sasson who founded overstockArt.com and Artistbe.com. Since founding overstockArt.com in 2002, David has grown the company from its modest start to an international organization with offices located in two countries. They sell hand-painted reproductions of famous paintings and have sold millions of oil paintings from its inception. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:30] Jeremy introduces his guest, David Sasson.
  • [2:30] Why does David’s company create hand-painted reproductions?
  • [7:30] Surprising best selling paintings.
  • [9:30] What does David do to drive online marketing?
  • [12:00] David talks about why his email strategy works so well.
  • [14:00] What is David’s view of business growth?
  • [18:00] David talks about what it takes for a business to be more profitable.
  • [22:00] Why hiring the best people can make all the difference.
  • [24:00] David talks about leveraging innovation in his business.
  • [28:00] The differences between US and Israeli cultures.
  • [31:00] What was growing up in Israel like?
  • [37:30] David talks about the different offices and departments in his business.
  • [41:30] Challenging moments in business for David.
  • [47:00] David talks about losing over $40,000.
  • [50:30] Why it’s important to resist the urge to react quickly to bad situations in business.
  • [52:30] David shares some proud moments in business.

In this episode…

What is your organization’s approach to embracing and engaging innovative ideas? How do you encourage those ideas from within and adopt innovative ideas from outside of your organization? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur David Sasson. In his conversation with Jeremy, David opens up about his childhood in Israel, how he started Overstock Art, the ups and downs of leading a startup, navigating online marketing, embracing innovation, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring David!

When was the last time your company adopted an innovative idea? Was it recently or do you have to stretch your memory to find the last time you took a leap with innovation? On this episode of Inspired Insider, David Sasson shares how embracing innovation has helped his business in many ways. Like a good leader, David doesn’t take all the credit for embracing the latest successful and innovative business idea. That credit goes to his brother, Amitai who got the ball rolling for Artistbe.com which is an online platform for established and up-and-coming artists to present their art to the world. To hear more about David’s approach to embracing innovative ideas, make sure to listen to this engaging episode, you don’t want to miss it!

As a business leader, you know how important it is to drive traffic and new customer engagement with your business, but what is the best way to do that in the digital age? Are there steps that leaders like you can take to make your business more accessible to your target audience? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur David Sasson. According to David, it all comes down to email and social media interactions that continue to show themselves as profitable and productive channels. To hear more about David’s approach to connecting with his prospective customers, listen to this exciting episode!

What is your view of business growth? Does it all come down to counting up the profits at the end of the day or do you use a different metric? Is there a way to look at business growth that incorporates a multifaceted approach? On this episode of Inspired Insider, David Sasson goes over his view of business growth and how it’s impacted the trajectory of his organization. David is very intent on making sure he doesn’t grow his company out of business. He says that it is important to keep an eye on the bottom line and make sure the business doesn’t get too bloated or over committed that it loses sight of the goal of profitability. Make sure to catch this episode as David expands on this topic and much more!

The life of a startup business owner can be a hectic one, to say the least. Full of ups and downs, successes and failures, few entrepreneurs make it to the promised land of success. What lessons can be learned from those who have made it? Do they have special insights that can help guild others toward similar success and away from similar failures? On this episode of Inspired Insider, David Sasson reveals some of the most difficult and challenging moments in business as well as some of the milestones. Don’t buy the lie that you can strike it rich overnight! It takes hard work and determination to build a business that has the roots to weather the toughest storms. Discover what you can learn from David’s unique story on this powerful episode!

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Today we have Justin Christianson, he went from bull rider and electrician to eventually co-founding Conversion Fanatics which helps companies double customer sales and profits with A B testing...not in all cases of course..they are a full-service conversion rate optimization company and have worked with companies like Hertz, Paypal, Investors.com, BlueJeans.com and MORE! 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Justin Christianson.
  • [3:00] One of the lowest moments in business for Justin.
  • [5:30] What it takes to get “Unstuck.”
  • [9:00] A huge milestone in business.
  • [11:30] Justin talks about bull riding.

In this episode…

What does it take to get unstuck when life deals you a tough or impossible hand to play? Is there a way out or do you just have to hit reset? What strategies have worked well for you or other leaders you know? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Justin Christianson. Justin opens up and reveals one of the lowest periods in his career, how he found his way out of that dark time, what milestone he is most proud of, how he got involved with bull riding, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Justin!

Have you ever hit rock bottom in business or life? What did you do to make it out of that circumstance to find hope on the other side? How do you fight back the voices of doubt and discouragement? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Justin Christianson shares how he faced one of the lowest moments in his life and was able to recover. While it wasn’t an easy road back from depression and disappointment, Justin looks back on the particular intervention of one friend who was able to cut through the noise and help him get back on track. Everyone faces a dark period like this at some point in their life, what can you learn from Justin’s story? Find out on this powerful episode!

How important is it to work with the right people at the right time? Most business leaders would say, it’s HUGE! Why is it so difficult to find the right person to join your team? When was the last time you found the perfect fit? On this episode of Inspired Insider, business leader Justin Christianson explains how getting the right person on his team made all the difference. Through ups and downs in the personnel department, Justin and his business partner finally found someone who could sell their service without needing their assistance. This was a game-changer for Justin’s company, Conversion Fanatics. To hear more of their experience and the lessons they learned, make sure to listen to this episode, you don't’ want to miss it!

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Today we have Ben Arneberg who Co-Founded two quickly growing 7 figure ecommerce companies, Willow & Everett and CubeFit. He did all of this while working full time in the United States Air Force helping to develop cutting-edge space technology.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Benjamin Arneberg.
  • [2:30] How did Benjamin get started in the ecommerce industry?
  • [4:30] Benjamin talks about his experience with his first startup.
  • [10:00] Getting two startups off the ground while working in the Air Force.
  • [13:00] How does Benjamin systemize processes?
  • [15:00] Benjamin talks about working with Virtual Assistants.
  • [18:30] Time saving tips from Benjamin.
  • [27:00] Benjamin talks about his Kickstarter campaign and lessons learned.
  • [34:30] How Benjamin and his team adapted their product.
  • [37:30] The game plan for after a Kickstarter campaign.
  • [42:30] Driving traffic to your Amazon listing.
  • [45:30] The most important steps in launching a product.
  • [47:30] Common mistakes ecommerce sellers make.
  • [50:30] Difficulties Ben has faced along the way.
  • [53:00] Navigating business with your spouse.
  • [57:30] One of the proudest moments in business for Ben so far.

In this episode…

What does it take to become an effective leader? How can you use your leadership to empower others and run a growing and thriving business? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Benjamin Arneberg. In his conversation Jeremy, Benjamin opens up about how he started with ecommerce businesses, the challenges of getting a business started while serving in the Air Force, how he systematizes his processes, lessons he's learned to become a more effective leader, and so much more! If you are ready to take your leadership and your business to the next level, make sure to check out this informative episode featuring Benjamin!

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes an entrepreneur tick? If you are one yourself, have you considered what makes you stand out from other business leaders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Benjamin Arneburg. Benjamin knows that he thinks a little bit differently than the average business leader. From his early beginnings getting two startups up and running while he served in the Air Force to now looking for ways to help new ecommerce business leaders succeed, Benjamin is passionate about business. To hear more of his story and what lessons you can come away with, make sure to listen to this engaging episode!

How would you describe an effective leader? Does it come down to the way they spend their time? Or maybe it’s the tools and resources they use to make their business succeed. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Benjamin Arneberg shares some key insights and lessons he’s picked up along the way that has shaped him into the effective leader he is today. Benjamin wouldn’t come out and say that he is an effective leader, he is quite modest but you don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to hear from his conversation with Jeremy and the helpful tools that they go over. Make sure to check out the resources section at the end of this post for many of the tools they mention!

One of the many reasons that so many startups fail to get off the ground is due to the fact that they don’t have a fully fleshed out plan in place once their product or service starts gaining momentum. What is the solution? How do you make sure this doesn’t end up being the fate of your business startup? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Benjamin Arneberg. Benjamin is passionate about helping leaders like you get your business in the best possible position for success. Listen to this episode as he breaks down common mistakes made by many ecommerce leaders and how you can avoid them!

How important are those around you to your success? Do you think they play an important factor or do you look at yourself as the goose that laid the golden egg? It may sound like a funny question but many leaders don’t take the time to consider the impact that other people have had on their level of success. On this episode of Inspired Insider, Benjamin Arneberg shares how instrumental his wife has been on his entrepreneurial journey. While it hasn't always been an easy road for Benjamin, he is incredibly grateful and aware of how fortunate he has been on his journey. To hear more from Benjamin and the powerful insights he has to share, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Albert Swantner is an award-winning maker. With a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a software background, he is able to create products bridging these disciplines. Albert has led projects with companies like Adidas, FOX, Charity Miles, Moxxly, Socrative, and his own angel-funded startup Sway Water, among others. His work has earned companies like Charity Miles a Webby and a SXSW Interactive award, and his work has been covered by Wired UK, The Today Show, Forbes and Fast Company.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Albert Swantner.
  • [2:30] Albert talks about giving back and his partnership with Big Brother, Big Sister.
  • [5:30] What was it like working in a food pantry?
  • [7:30] Albert talks about how he got involved with “Latinitas,” a nonprofit magazine.
  • [8:30] The lowest point in business for Albert.
  • [10:00] How did Albert get the entrepreneurial bug? Albert’s proudest business moment.

In this episode…

What drives thriving business leaders to start giving back to their community once they’ve reached a degree of success? Can they really make a difference? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Albert Swantner. Albert shares his story and why giving back to his community means so much to him. He also opens up about some significant low points and high points in his career as well as how he caught the entrepreneurial bug in the first place. You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Albert!

As a business leader, where does giving back to the community fit into your plans for local engagement? Have you had success in this area? Is it an area you haven't put very much time or resources into? Should every organization feel obligated to give back to the community? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Albert Swantner as he explains how he gives back to his community and where that desire comes from. For Albert, the concept of giving back is rooted in his upbringing, his father is a Lutheran minister. From working at a food pantry for several years to working with Big Brother Big Sister, Albert takes this aspect of his life very seriously. To hear more about Albert’s story and the amazing organizations he works with, make sure to listen to this episode!

For you, what was that moment that signaled a major milestone in your business career? Was it the first time you saw someone in public with your product that you didn’t know? Was it being able to hire someone to take the daily pressures of the job off of your shoulders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Albert Swantner. Looking back at all the ups and downs of his journey, Albert is most proud of the first time he walked into his local grocery store and saw a random customer drinking a bottle of Sway Water. Albert has a lot of great insights to share about all the low points and successful moments of his journey, make sure to learn them on this powerful episode!

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Ben Jacobsen founded Jacobsen Salt Co. in 2011. They are the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark. The company has transformed from a local small business to a nationally recognized brand and one of America’s leading premium salt makers. Their products can be found at such retailers such as William-Sonoma, Whole Foods, and many more.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:25] Jeremy introduces his guest, Ben Jacobsen.
  • [2:30] Ben talks about the start of his small business.
  • [4:30] Unexpected uses of their salt and how they come up with flavors.
  • [10:00] From a hobby to a business.
  • [13:30] Ben talks about hauling salt water by hand.
  • [15:00] What type of salts do Ben and his team create?
  • [18:00] Ben talks about business milestones.
  • [20:00] Personal sacrifices Ben has made along the way.
  • [21:00] Ben talks about his team.
  • [23:30] How did Ben and his team develop their process? What are they doing with byproducts?
  • [26:00] Managing the logistics of selling a product.
  • [30:30] Ben talks about acquiring a small local honey company.
  • [32:30] Low and high points in journey so far for Ben and his team.
  • [35:30] The milestone of getting health insurance for the whole team and Ben’s plans for the future.



In this episode…

How do many business success stories get their start? Is it an innate desire that business leaders have to make a name for themselves? Or could it be something as simple as a new hobby that ends up being a great business idea? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Ben Jacobsen. Ben takes the time in his interview with Jeremy to go over how his new hobby of making salt lead him down the path of creating a new business that has since grown and developed into a thriving brand. What can you learn from Ben’s fascinating story? Find out on this exciting episode, you don’t want to miss it!

Does the sound of innovation and experimentation excite you or does it stress you out? For some people, the process of testing and experimenting is too messy and convoluted. But that’s not the case for Ben Jacobsen. Ben loves to experiment, that’s what led him down the path of salt making as a hobby and now as a business. His love of experimenting lives on even as his business is established and growing. Now, Ben channels his desire for experimentation into blending new and exciting flavors into his company's flagship product, salt. Listen to this episode of Inspired Insider to hear all about Ben’s passion for experimentation.

What is your biggest goal in business besides making a profit? Do you dream of your service or product really improving the lives of others? Do you want to use your success as a platform to make a difference in the world? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Ben Jacobsen. When asked about the biggest milestone in his business so far, Ben points to the moment he was able to provide healthcare insurance to his team members. Listening to Ben describe that moment, you really get the sense that he cares about his team and wants to see his organization become a source of good in their lives. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more about Ben’s story!

Few things can make a huge impression on someone better than delicious food. The one thing that all delicious food has in common is high-quality ingredients. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Ben Jacobsen as he shares the amazing story of how his company, Jacobsen Salt has made a name for themselves. While the journey wasn’t challenge free, Ben is proud of the fact that they’ve been able to get their product in fine dining establishments, elegant retail stores, and even some of Portland’s popular food trucks. Discover the amazing lessons and insights that Ben has to share by listening to this engaging episode, you don’t want to miss it!

One of the most important decisions that a business can make as it seeks to continue its path toward success is to diversify and expand its offerings. What can your organization do to expand its reach and influence in the marketplace? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Ben Jacobsen. While Ben’s company, Jacobsen Salt has made a name for itself through it’s high-quality salt products, they’ve recently decided to expand their efforts by acquiring a line of premium honey products. To hear why Ben and his team decided to acquire this line of products and how it fits into their overall business model, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Greg Smith co-founder of Thinkific which is a platform that has everything you need to create and launch courses on your own site. Greg is a recovering lawyer and for the past 10 years he has taught thousands of students online with his own course and now with Thinkific has helped many others create their own online courses. He's worked with companies like Intuit and Hootsuite, including service professionals like accountants, lawyers, doctors, and many more. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:15] Jeremy introduces his guest, Greg Smith.
  • [2:30] Popular topics on Thinkific.
  • [5:30] Who should be using Thinkific?
  • [7:00] The lowest point in business for Greg.
  • [9:30] The proudest moment in business.
  • [11:00] Book recommendations from Greg.

In this episode…

Have you ever considered expanding your brand’s presence and depth by utilizing course creation services? Imagine being able to market and provide rich content to your new and existing customers that wow them. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from course creation expert, Greg Smith. Greg takes the time to go over some popular topics covered by Thinkific clients, who he’d love to get involved with Thinkific, his lowest point in business, his highest point in business, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Greg’s unique perspective!

If you had all the tools at your disposal right now, what type of content would you create to serve and educate your audience? Do you think they’d respond to your efforts to engage them with relevant content? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Greg Smith. Greg wants to make it as easy as possible for business leaders like you to create content that adds value and expands your brand’s reach. If you think that course creation is too far out of your wheelhouse, think again! Greg and his team have taken all the complexity out of the equation so you can focus on delivering great content. To hear more about Thinkific amazing services, make sure to listen to this episode!

As a business leader, you know that getting a successful and profitable organization off the ground is a difficult task. How much more difficult is that task when family or friends are involved? How do you keep the relationship healthy through all the ups and downs of running a startup? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Greg Smith opens up about some of the difficulties of starting a business with his younger brother. While the journey wasn’t always easy, Greg and his brother were able to keep their relationship on good terms even as they but heads at the office. Now both Greg and his brother are running their own, separate businesses which have worked out well for all involved. To hear more about Greg’s experience and additional insights he has to share, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today we have Bedros Keuilian founder of Fit Body Boot Camps, currently the world's fastest growing fitness chain and listed as one of the Inc. 5000’s fastest growing businesses. He is one of the go-to people in the fitness industry and I know top people in many industries that seek Bedros’s advice because he has helped so many business owners go from 6 to 7 figures and beyond.  

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:05] Jeremy introduces his guest, Bedros Keuilian.
  • [2:20] Bedros talks about his childhood and how he came to America.
  • [7:00] What brought Bedros to living out of his pickup truck?
  • [9:30] A scary moment from Bedros’ childhood.
  • [13:30] Starting off the day with appreciation.
  • [17:00] Bedros talks about Man Up.
  • [23:30] How does Bedros plan to get the Man Up message out there?
  • [25:00] Bedros talks about the Fit Body Boot Camp.
  • [32:00] How Tony Robbins’ teachings helped Bedros expand his business.
  • [34:30] Creating a solid product ladder to customers at multiple entry points. 

In this episode…

What impact would you say that the practice of gratitude has had on your success as a business leader? Have you taken the time to incorporate that practice into your daily routine? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator, Bedros Keuilian. Bedros opens up about his childhood escaping communism and coming to America, why he starts his day off practicing gratitude, what made him finally decide to “Man up,” how he has found success with his Fit Body Boot Camp, and much more! If you are ready to take your business to the next level and really grow as a leader, you don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Bedros!

Can you even imagine what it would be like to flee your country of birth and find a new way of life in a country you’ve never been to before? Imagine the struggles, challenges, and hurdles that situation would put on a family and a young child. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Bedros Keuilian as he goes over his story of coming to America to find new opportunities and safety for his family. While the journey wasn’t an easy one and Bedros and his family had to struggle to get by, ultimately his story is one of success and flourishing. Discover what motivated and kept Bedros going as he and his family worked hard to build a life for themselves by listening to this powerful episode!

When was the last time you sat down and focused on expressing your gratitude for something or someone in your life? Has practicing gratitude come easy for you or do you struggle to find things to be grateful about? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Bedros Keuilian shares how this simple but powerful daily practice ended up transforming his life. From big things in his life to small things, Bedros wakes up each day and takes note of three things in his life that he is grateful for that day. Not only that, Bedros takes it a step further and thinks specifically about three people in his life that he is grateful for and then texts them an encouraging message. Imagine the transformative power this daily exercise has! Hear all about it on this episode, don’t miss it!  

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “Man up?” Does it encourage your try harder in life and business or does it only make you think of what you’ve been unable to achieve? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian. Bedors came across this message to “Man up,” after he realized that he had created a terrible work environment in his business. To “Man up,” according to Bedros is to cut your excuses, seize the opportunity, and reach your fullest potential. He is excited to bring this powerful message to as many business leaders as possible. Hear more about this impactful message on this episode! 

How can business leaders create an environment of trust and cooperation in their organizations? What have you seen work in your business career? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Bedros Keuilian as he shares some of the aspects that make Fit Body Boot Camp so successful. For Bedros, it all came down to the relationship he wanted to create with his franchise owners. He didn’t want to see them as competition but rather wanted to create a harmonious and supportive relationship. To hear how Bedros was able to build a growing and expanding franchise business, make sure to listen to this informative episode!    

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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