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Dec 29, 2016

One this episode Steven, Melissa, and Alan recap Sarah Hernholm's interview.

Sarah is the Founder & CEO of Whatever It Takes, or WIT, a social entrepreneurship, and leadership program for high school kids, giving them the ability to earn college credits.

We sat down with Sarah inside of Downtown Works in Downtown San Diego to chat through her inspiration and how she went from Hollywood to inspiration Homerun.

  • [1:04] What is WIT? #1 You gotta want it. 
  • [7:44] Sarah sets her intentions from the first moment of waking up. This is how she finds balance throughout the day.  
  • [13:33] Apple Wallet for boarding passes and credit cards. Are you into it? Tweet us your thoughts.   

Contact: 
Sarah Hernholm
doingWIT.com
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube

 

Dec 27, 2016

What's Up, Creative Hustlers! Did you know the children really are our future? If we empower them today with knowledge, they can very easily transform our world tomorrow.

Today’s episode is about a #CreativeHustler who embraces this model for change and is doing so in a big way.

Meet Sarah Hernholm. She is the Founder & CEO of Whatever It Takes, or WIT, a social entrepreneurship, and leadership program for high school kids, giving them the ability to earn 6 college credits.

We sat down with Sarah inside of Downtown Works in Downtown San Diego to chat through her inspiration and how she went from Hollywood to inspiration Home Run.

Throughout the episode, here are some of the highlights we’d like to point out.

  • [1:30] Hear Sarah talk about WIT’s humble beginnings going from a TV show to a middle school program and eventually becoming what it is today.
  • She sets her intentions from the first moment of waking up, but it’s her rebound that matters most. Love that
  • [8:22] Take Control Back Of Your Day, #CreativeHustlers.
  • [9:30] Dad’s quote is on her wall “There’s always enough time to do the right thing”, and let’s not forget that he is an OG #CreativeHustler
  • [15:00] We play a game called “Let’s take a peek inside her mobile office”.
  • [15:45] Shout out to Conscious Magazine. Would love to connect, just FYI  
  • [17:50] KIND Bars are all the rage for Sarah. Especially considering that #1 they are delicious, and #2 they are a sponsor and supporter of WIT. Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter? Yes please!
  • [22:00] Apple Wallet for boarding passes and credit cards   
  • [26:05] She loves HotelTonight, but also dabbles in Airbnb. Don’t we all? Listen to this story.
  • Packing tip: Sarah rolls her clothes and is religious about it. She know’s how to travel.
  • [42:30] Shout out to my non-profit organization SDEAG - The San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild.
  • [44:30] No Wifi? No Entertainment? And perhaps an attractive aisle mate? Find out what Sarah does at 30,000ft in the air with no wifi or entertainment.
  • [49:55] What does Sarah do to stay centered? Like a lot of the #CreativeHustlers we chat with, it all comes down to Family.
  • [55:30] How has her experiences exploring different cultures and cities impacted her as an entrepreneur? Just take a look at her current business model.
  • [1:02:00] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle

 

Contact:

Sarah Hernholm
doingWIT.com
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube

Dec 22, 2016

Check out what Alan, Melissa and myself think about Dave Delaney and his quest to be a better networker, parent, and marketer. 

  • [1:56] In case you need to know the perfect way to high-five someone, Alan and Melissa demonstrate
  • [2:30] Hear an expanded story on how I met Dave and talk about my debut of The Creative Hustler
  • [4:04] Networking 101
  • [8:15] “Dave is such a networker that he actual wrote the book on networking”, no really. New Business Networking
  • [10:30] Here us talk about Nashville, Jack Daniels, and the fact that it’s distilled in a dry county.
  • [12:45] Dave’s Family Vacations: daleneysgo.com
  • [16:55] We explore the GooLoo … This just seems badass. Check it out and let us know.
  • [20:20] Taking a dive into Dave’s mobile office.
  • [21:30] We chat about Breather and our recent experience there
  • [26:00] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle

Davedelaney.me
Future Forth
Delaneysgo.com
Twitter @davedelaney

Dec 20, 2016

Whats Up, Creative Hustlers! On a quest to be a better networker, parent, and/or marketer? Then today’s episode is for you

Dave Delaney Is all that plus a keynote speaker, content & digital marketing consultant, and author of the book New Business Networking.

I met Dave a few years ago at a conference in Scottsdale Arizona and we’ve stayed connected ever since.

Throughout the episode, here are some of the highlights we’d like to point out.

  • Remember about the power of networking. It’s how Dave and I met and even though we haven't had any direct business dealings thus far, the sharing of content and being each other's fan is often enough to progress the relationship.
  • [2:50] Like a lot of our guests, his family is a direct source of inspiration. So much so that they plan their summers around long family journeys and even started documenting it via their blog daleneysgo.com.
  • Even cooler, this coming summer (2017) they are taking the show International by heading to Spain for a trip of a lifetime. I personally cannot wait to follow along.
  • [9:20] He’s currently reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • [11:35] His mobile office is a solid Johnston & Murphy bag with all the essential gidgets and gazmos (haha, Melissa) that you need to be a successful writer, strategist, and Nashville #CreativeHustler.
  • [19:30] I love the fact that Dave mentioned Julian Smith and the Breather app on the show and not just a few weeks later I was inside of one ideating our newly coming Sales Saturday series. That just goes to prove the enormous influence we all have on each other.
  • [30:00] I think it’s good to say that my magazine addiction has diminished quite significantly since the recording of this episode.
  • [33:30] Let’s remember to not have a reactive morning, but takes the steps necessary to be proactive. Because if we work ourselves to death, what good are we then?
  • [37:20] Dave’s Killer Calendar… Need we say more?
  • [48:00] Yikes, like a lot of #CreativeHustlers we know, listen to Dave’s story on trying to shove the circle in the hole repeatedly until the unmentionable happens.
  • [54:15] Travel tips for always having eyes of wonder when you travel

Contact: 
Davedelaney.me
Future Forth
Delaneysgo.com
Twitter @davedelaney

Dec 15, 2016

Today we’re recapping Adrian Solgaard’s interview episode (#20)j. Adrian is a serial Entrepreneur. World Traveler, and the CEO & Founder of Lifepack Backpacks, which is the world’s most badass mobile office.

Even better…. LifePack is included in our Ultimate #CreativeHustler giveaway

  • 1:20 Invented for his then crush [now girlfriend], check out what the creator of the most badass mobile office has in his backpack, Lifepack!
    • 37% of US workers work remote at least twice per month
    • Solar panel powered
    • Built in bluetooth speakers
    • Anti-theft lock
    • Pockets and hooks for keys and receipts
    • 4 hidden compartments for headphones, passport, transportation tickets, money
  • 21:30 Slack is transforming the way teams work together remotely. Adrian’s love for Slack goes beyond communication, it’s vital to his business success. Steven, Alan and Melissa has
  • 32:20 Adrian gets real about the loneliness that comes along with living a creative hustler lifestyle. So we went searching for solutions for digital nomads traveling about. We found one spot right in our own backyard in Southern California, Outsite. Looks great for company retreats, weekly, monthly, and flexible memberships.
Dec 13, 2016

Today we’ll be talking with Adrian Solgaard. Adrian is a serial Entrepreneur. World Traveler, and the CEO & Founder of Lifepack Backpacks, which is the world’s most badass mobile office.

Even better…. LifePack is included in our Ultimate #CreativeHustler giveaway!

What makes Adrian a #CreativeHustler? At (1:24) his answer started with, “Adrian the Canadian,” need we say more?

Moments of Inspiration: 

"The most impressive people I know are people that spent their time with their heads down getting shit done for a long, long time." -Sam Oltman (10:20)

Hustle Mentions: 

  • (2:58) Adrian wakes up in one of the most inspiring ways possible, without an alarm, at his body’s desire. How the hell does he make that work?
  • (9:35) Steven and Adrian get inspirational about time, business and philosophy. 
  • (14:10) Invented for his then crush (now girlfriend), check out what the creator of the most badass mobile office has in his backpack!
  • (22:22) Slack is transforming the way teams work together remotely. Adrian’s love for Slack goes beyond communication, it’s vital to his business success.
  • (31:14) Adrian gets real about the loneliness that comes along with living a creative hustler lifestyle.
  • (36:34) If Adrian is up 30,000 feet in the air w/ no wifi and no in­seat entertainment he’s chillin’ out, resting and quite possibly with a gin, better yet, check out Adrian’s specialty gin recipes at 36:34.
  • (49:00) Adrian travels around the world, splitting his time between Asia, Europe, and North America mostly, but has spent quite a bit of time in many different cities and countries, such as; Denmark, Spain, Amsterdam, Norway, etc. Find out how travel has impacted Adrian and his business decisions at 49:00.

Contact:
Solgaard.co
Twitter
Instagram

Dec 8, 2016

Whats Up Creative Hustlers!

 

Today’s guest is Andrew Easton. A Los Angeles native, he’s the founder of Droodle Books.

 

And he’s on a mission to continue to inspire creativity, reduce stress, and improve productivity, by introducing the world’s first notebooks with unique coloring designs in the top margin of every page.

 

And what’s even better? They are included in our #CreativeHustler giveaway

 

He has an MBA in entrepreneurship where he did the entire program by hand with notebooks (WTF?)

 

After he graduated, he took up a role with Ernst & Young as a strategy consultant. A few year later, here he is taking all that knowledge and experiencing and launching a new product.

 

[1:33] All about Andrew Easton & Droodle books

 

[13:48] Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great - The Arts of Leadership and War

 

[15:19] Writing Your MBA all in notebooks

 

[18:35] The best of us: Code & Hustle

 

[19:23] Lean Analytics - finding the right metrics that work for you and your company

 

[19:43] SEO + Data knowledge droppage from the master himself: Alan Bush!

 

[23:51] As a company, are you allocating your time and money in the right place?

 

Contact:

Droodlebooks.com
LinkedIn - Andrew Scott Easton
hello@droodlebooks.com
andrew.scott.easton@gmail.com
Dec 6, 2016

What's Up Creative Hustlers!

Today’s guest is Andrew Easton. A Los Angeles native, he’s the founder of Droodle Books.

Andrew’s on a mission to continue to inspire creativity, reduce stress, and improve productivity, by introducing the world’s first notebooks with unique coloring designs in the top margin of every page.

And what’s even better? They are included in our #CreativeHustler giveaway

He has an MBA in entrepreneurship where he did the entire program by hand with notebooks (WTF?)

After he graduated, he took up a role with Ernst & Young as a strategy consultant. A few year later, here he is taking all that knowledge and experiencing and launching a new product.

Moments of Inspiration:

  • Being in control of his own life. How true, #CreativeHustlers!? Remember this one.  
  • Deadmaus - YES!!!!!! Huge fans of working with beats
  • Taking the day off, when it’s called for and necessary
  • Lean Analytics - Read this book so you can understand the right metrics that matter for you business.

Hustle Mentions:

  • We all need a sick mobile office to travel around in. This TUMI laptop backpack looks pretty awesome if you ask me.
  • We’re an Apple family, but this Dell touch screen does look pretty legit.
  • Gotta have your shades when you travel. I know I do. Pursol glasses (folds)
  • A good pair of headphones are imperative. Andrew is very much into the Beats headphones
  • Transferwise is a great tool to send money overseas. Andrew used it on the creating of Droodle books and we use it regularly here with our clients and vendors. It’s a global economy!  
  • Listen to Andrew talk about focus as an entrepreneur and how traveling has impacted his journey thus far at 52:00

Contact:

Droodlebooks.com
LinkedIn - Andrew Scott Easton
hello@droodlebooks.com

Dec 1, 2016

[RECAP] Liz Whalen 

Moments of Inspiration: 

You were born with wings why do you decide to crawl through life - Jalaluddin Rumi

Moments of Hustle:

Contact:

Liz Whalen
Facebook
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