INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz (big mistakes & big lessons learned)


Jim Sheils is CoFounder of Board Meetings International, a company that specializes in retreats for entrepreneurs and their children to deepen the parent and child relationship through experiences.

In his 20s, Jim partnered with best friend Brian Scrone and went on to create a multimillion dollar real estate company generates over $15million per year. He is best selling author with the book, ‘Fire Sale’.



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Aaron Walker is Founder of ViewFromtheTop. He coaches business leaders with his over 35 years of entrepreneurship experience and 8 successful businesses. His journey began with pawn shops he started at age 18 that he sold to the Fortune 500 company Cash America USA at 27 for 7 figures. He also started a multimillion dollar construction company and many more.




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Amit Mehta was founder of Boost Software that he grew from zero to 11.6 million dollars within 3 years. He is the author of From Zero to $12million to BUST: Inc 5000 CEO Reveals How to Avoid These 9 Hidden Traps That Can Destroy Your Business.



Amit Mehta, former CEO & Co-founder of Boost® Software, Inc.wrote: From Zero to $12 Million to Bust! Inc 5000 CEO Reveals How to Avoid 9 Hidden Traps that Can Destroy Your Business.

Amit talks about his once fast growing startup and pulls back the curtains on its successes, its failures, and its ultimate demise. He openly shares all of the mistakes and lessons he learned, as he grew his company from zero to $12 million in just a few years.

These lessons include how to: manage cash flow, negotiate contracts, and develop a winning strategy. He even touches on controversial topics, like how to split up equity with a business partner.

Amit Mehta is an author, speaker, blogger, and serial entrepreneur. Not only has Amit driven over $40 million in business through various ventures in the last 10 years, he is also a recognized authority in business and marketing strategy.

He has spoken over a dozen times at industry conferences and seminars, and helped countless individuals achieve success in their own businesses.

In 2008 Amit helped create a training program that detailed his affiliate marketing strategy. This training program inspired and educated over 20,000 students, and brought in over $6 million in revenue.

Amit co-founded Boost Software in 2010. He and his team struggled for 2.5 years to create and launch their flagship product. Once their flagship PC optimizer was launched, Amit took his company to 8-figures a year in revenue, within 18 months.




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Bill Murphy was the founder of an online training for poker players that did six  figures its first week and generated millions of dollars. He scaled up to 20

e-commerce stores in under a year automating and outsourcing the entire operation. He trains people on business and ecommerce at and

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AJ Forsythe is Founder of iCracked which is a worldwide iPhone/iPod/iPad repair and buyback company with over 340 on-demand iTechs in 10 countries. He was voted Inc Coolest College startup of 2012.


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Listen to what Nolan Bushnell said when a young Steve Jobs offered him 33% of Apple for 50K.


Nolan Bushnell founded both Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza. He was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame & named one of Newsweek '​s "50 Men Who Changed America.". He has started more than twenty companies and is a founding father of the video game industry. His latest venture is called Brainrush that is a video game technology with real brain science.

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Joe Palko has started several successful companies. In 1994, he co-founded an e-Commerce pet supply retail company, Joe and his co-founder Scott started Solid Cactus which grew to over 200 employees when it was sold to group, a publicly traded company. The company had been in the INC 5000, and had been honored for best places to work in PA for 3 years consecutively.

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Kevin Lee is Co-Founder and CEO of DIDIT and WECARE. Didit was recognized in Inc 500 (#137) as well as a #12 position on Deloitte's Fast 500 in 2007. has generated over $5 Million dollars to date for charities including Clean Water Act, ASPCA, and Save the Children.


Kevin was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist in Metro New York Area in 2008.


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JD Roth grew to over million visitors per month, became one of Time Magazine's Top 25 bloggers, and sold his site for more money that he dreamed was possible. It was not as easy as that and he is going to talk about some of the mistakes along the journey.

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Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker went from  selling washers and dryers at Sears to creating multimillion dollar companies.  He was founder of, AuctionAds, ShoeMoney Media, and the PARS Program. 


He co-founded the Elite Retreat, an annual expert conference and is author of Nothing’s Changed but my change--The Shoemoney Story



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Marissa Levin has spent the last 20 years turning her company Information Experts into a multi-million dollar global communications & education firm. Hear the up and down stories from the trenches, her bucket list, & much more...

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Marissa is the founder of InformationExperts and SuccessfulCulture.  

She is the author of  “Built to Scale” which is a How to on Top Companies Creating exceptional Advisory Boards  and the book “My Company Rocks!” about how to create a culture of high engagement.


Her company has won over 70 national and international awards and she was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002.


Marissa Levin has won over 70 national and international awards and was voted as a finalist for the Ernst and Young entrepreneur of the year award in 2002.

Digital Domination Series Part 1: Featuring Brian Kurtz of Boardroom Inc.

Brian Kurtz is Executive Vice President at Boardroom Inc which is  at its height was 150 million dollar company. Brian has overseen the mailing of approximately 1.3 billion pieces of direct mail over the past 30+ years

(Digital Domination was an exclusive online event I cohosted with Marco Montemagno with such guests as Tony Robbins, Seth Godin and many more.)

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Ganesh Natarajan  is cofounder of mindcrest which is an outsourcing  legal services company. They help international law firms and Fortune 1000 corporations with contracts, litigation support,  legal research, compliance and much more.

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George Deeb Founded in 1999 which was the #1 adventure travel site that grew to over 1MM visitors per month.  George was named Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001. George was CEO of Media Recall and helped to build a $25MM sales pipeline

Both IExplore and Media Recall were both venture backed startups and sold to billion dollar companies.

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In addition to iExplore and Media Recall, George co-founded RedRocket which is a startup consulting and shared executive and fundraising firm . He also runs Ensemble which is an all star powered digital services suite

There is a laundry list of companies that George is an advisor and investor which includes GiveForward  ( ) which I have interviewed and many others.

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Rocketcases: 6 figures in 12 months, part time & started with $1500 in Competitive Market – with Skye Chilton [Big Lessons]

Skye Chilton is the cofounder of Rocketcases that make iphone cases as cool as they are protective. There cases are sold in Best Buy, Amazon and in Vancouver retail stores.


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Their first year of business they did 6 figures working part time and started with $1500 between the 3 of them.


-How did the company do 6 figures of income working part time in their first year on business?

-What are their challenges in working with manufacturers in China?

-What influenced Skye on growing up?

-What did Skye learn from his Dad’s unique business?


-What is the inspiration and drive he got from his mom?


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Top 3 FAQ’s about Interviewing answered.

Andrew Warner Founder of Mixergy sent out an email to people interested in Interviewing their Heroes asking for all questions.

We received lots of responses and I personally responded to every one of them with a quick answer. We also made the video above to go into a bit more detail with the top 3 questions we got.

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Content Marketing Institute: Lessons from a Funeral Home to a $3 million a year business - with Joe Pulizzi [Big Lessons]

Joe Pulizzi  is the founder of the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading content marketing resource for enterprise brands.  They were recognized as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. magazine in 2013 and grew to over $3 million a year.

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The Content Marketing Institute has offered consulting to enterprise brands such as AT&T, Petco, LinkedIn, and many others.

They founded the annual event called the Content Marketing World and this year Kevin Spacey is the keynote and past events had over 1700 attendees. Joe has delivered keynote speeches for organizations including Dell, SXSW, HP , and many more.

John Kobs is the CEO and a Co-Founder of which is the largest online apartment search engine. It aggregates millions of apartment listings into one map-based interface, saving renters time in the search for their next home.

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Ido Leffler is Cofounder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of Yes To. Yes To Products (Yes To Carrots, Cucumbers and Tomatoes) are sold today in over 28,000 retail points in 24 countries.

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Yes To is the #2 natural beauty brand in the US and can be found in Walgreens, Target, Walmart, CVS, Kroger, Bed Bath and Beyond, & Whole foods, to name a few.

What will you learn in this interview with Ido Leffler from YesToCarrots?
-What was a major crisis Ido thought would kill the company?
-What would he well up with tears thinking about?
-What is the problem with growing too big, too fast?
-What great advice did he get that helped him tremendously that was from his wife?

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Pat Williams is Co-founder & senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Pat has been an integral part of NBA history, not only bringing the NBA to Orlando but he has traded for Julius Erving, Moses Malone, and Penny Hardaway. He also drafted Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, and many more.

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He is one of America’s top motivational speakers and has addressed companies such as Coca-Cola, IBM, Nike, just to name a few. Pat is also the author of over 85 books, his most recent title: Coach Wooden’s Greatest Secret

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Mario is founder of IdeaMensch where they feature text interviews with people such as ..seth godin, craig newmark, daniel pink and many more.

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Watch Mario talk about:

-What was his big mistake with hiring and how it almost tore the team apart? how does this relate to pig farming?

-How did Mario perfect the 15 hour work week and even though money was great, lifestyle was great, but he just was not happy and why.

-What was the huge lesson he learned from successful entrepreneurs that when he applied made a huge difference in his business.

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Having built 3 multi-million dollar companies in his twenties, CEO Matt Clark shares his secrets to success and talks about his successful Amazon Selling Machine program. Matt has been featured in Under30CEO, Forbes,, and many more.

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Steve Olsher is the New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do. He is the co-founder and Chairman of San Francisco-based

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In this interview: 
-Hear his journey when he first got started online & much more.

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Steve Olsher is America’s Reinvention Expert and has taught thousands how to identify and monetize their WHAT—that is, the ONE thing they were born to do.

Steve is the author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do; the Businesss Technology Book of the Year, Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online and also of USA Book News’ Self-Help Book of the Year, Journey To You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Who You Were Born to Be; he is the creator and host of Internet Prophets LIVE!; co-star of the groundbreaking film The Keeper of the Keys with Jack Canfield, John Gray, and Marci Shimoff; and has appeared on ABC TV, NBC TV, FOX TV,, and more than 300 radio shows including national programs hosted by Lou Dobbs, Jim Bohannon, and Mancow Muller.

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Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg , KISSmetrics, and helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, and HP grow their revenue.

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Watch this interview to hear:
-What big lessons will you learn from Neil’s journey?
-What big mistake does he not talk about often?

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Neil Patel launched his first online venture, a job board named Advice Monkey, while in high school. Although the business was unsuccessful, it helped Neil gain the mastery of driving traffic to his site, thus launching his career in online marketing. By 2009, Neil had implemented his marketing and search engine optimization tactics on 30 of the top 100 Technorati blogs and was named one of the top influencers on the web by The Wall Street Journal.

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Corbett Barr is Founder of Fizzle and Think Traffic that helps entrepreneurs build thriving audiences. He travels about 6 months out of the year while managing his multiple six figure businesses.

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Listen to this interview to hear: 
-What Big Mistake should you avoid with your products?
-What happened in his first big start up that ended up collapsing?

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Gavin Zuchlinski is the Founder of Acuity Scheduling which has over 6500 business accounts, 100K appointments scheduled each month with a team of 3.

Listen to this interview:
-Listen to how he escaped his government job.
-What did he do when he felt his marketing was failing?

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Andy Wilson is the CEO and co-founder of Logik, which started in 2004 from a tiny dining room table and by 2008 was ranked 181 on the Inc 500 list with revenue at $4.4 million.

Listen to this interview:
-What were big lessons from starting a company to multimillions?
-What is the best and worst advice he received?

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What else will you learn in this interview?
-Where did Andy meet execs for a huge meeting when they first started?
-What mistakes did the company make with hiring and culture?
-What happened when the recession hit?
-What did his staff do when his company changed directions? You may not guess this.

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Rob Walling started the blog which is followed by over 25,000 web entrepreneurs. He operates a number of software products including, and just to name a few.

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Greg Rollett is Best-Selling Author and online marketing expert who is CEO of The Product Pros with a client list that includes Michael Gerber, Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins, Sally Hogshead to name a few.

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**Big Surprise at the end of the interview!!
-What is the big roadblock Greg faced that you most likely are also?
-What powerful advice does Greg mention that made the biggest difference?

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Dr. Darya Rose is the creator of, voted one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites of 2011 and the author of Foodist which helps you lose weight without dieting. She received her Ph.D in neuroscience from UC San Francisco and Bachelor’s in Molecular/Cell Biology from Berkeley.

Listen to this interview: [Video & mp3 included]
-What did her dad do that decreased his blood pressure by half and allowed him to lose so much weight that he had to poke holes in his belt?
-What was the research experiment about will power that will blow your mind?

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Brian Kaldenberg, Founder and CEO of ProofreadingPal, grew the company from 4 contractors to over 30 contract proofreaders and 5 in house employees in 3 years. They project over $1million in sales in 2013.

Watch this interview to see: [Video and mp3 included]
-Hear Brian’s 2 biggest mistakes in business.
-He broke down what he did wrong after his first hire.

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Noah Alper founded Noah’s Bagels in Berkeley, California. He started one store in 1989 and built it to a chain of 38 stores which he sold to Einstein Bros. for $100 million in 1995. He is the author of
Business Mensch: Timeless Wisdom for Todays Entrepreneur.

Listen to this interview: [Video & mp3 included]
Question: What does rustic salad bowls, a natural food store that sold to Whole Foods, an import business, a bagel store that sold to Einstein Bagels and a kosher Italian restaurant have in common?
Answer: Noah Alper. Listen to hear the whole story.

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Watch full Video of Andy Drish and Dane Maxwell of the Foundation

The cofounders of the Foundation, Dane Maxwell and Andy Drish, say that they have the Balls to show you the most intimate parts of their business. They back it up in this interview exposing their inner limiting beliefs and much more. The first year of theFoundation they built a list of 15,000 people in less than 3 months and got 336 customers and did over a 7 figure launch.

Listen to this interview to see: 
-If you listen to nothing else… Listen to minute 11
-Have you ever had limiting beliefs or felt like something was holding you back in life or business and not sure what it was?

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Chris Savage is Cofounder and CEO of Wistia . He was named BusinessWeek Top 25 Entrepreneur 25 or Under.

Listen to this interview as he talks about some of lows and highs of running Wistia:

-Have you tried to get a big client and they did not call you back?
Listen to why PBS did not return Wistia calls early on after their initial meeting.
(*they did become a customer 4 years later!)

Chris Savage is Cofounder and CEO of Wistia which is a video marketing application which allows you to host, track , and promote your videos.

Wistia has clients including Cushman & Wakefield, NBC, A&E, and Cirque du Soleil…and many more.

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Breakthrough Email: -with Bryan Kreuzberger

What 3 Low Points Drove $15million in business? [Big Lessons]

Bryan Kreuzberger is the founder of which teaches you how to get any meeting with cold email to land big sales. He has used this exact strategy to land $15 million in contracts from companies like General Electric, Best Buy, Master Card, Home Depot, and many more.

Listen to this interview to hear
-What were 3 big low points in his life that drove him?
-Listen to some of the step by step of how to get big names to respond with email.

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