#137 - Dr. Ivan Misner Interview "Founder of Business Network International"

During this episode, Dr. Ivan Misner, founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization talks with your host, Miro Wcislo. Dr. Ivan is an author, humanitarian, an expert in the field of business networking and is dubbed as the “One of the Top Networkers to Follow” by Forbes Magazine. Learn why Dr. Misner is one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. <p> Episode Highlights: <p> How do you take control of your life? <p> How did Ivan start his business? <p> How does the level of education affect your decision making? <p> How do children affect Ivan in his success? <p> What does Ivan thinks about having a family and running a business? <p> Why mistakes are a normal thing in business? <p> How did Ivan address the first major problem of BNI? <p> Why is listening a vital skill as a leader? <p> What did Ivan signed up for with Virgin Group of Companies? <p> What does Ivan like the most on Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson? <p> What is Ivan’s book “Who’s in your room?” all about? <p> What will Ivan’s next book be all about? <p> What is Ivan’s favorite book all about? <p> Who is Ivan’s greatest mentor? <p> What is Ivan’s perception about entrepreneurism? <p> What do Ivan say about formalities during business meetings? <p> What is the key to successful entrepreneurism? <p> Key Points: <p> Accept that mistakes happen regularly, and the only thing that we could do to address it is to admit it first, then seek help to fix it right away. <p> Listening is a vital skill in life. You need to learn to listen to people in order to avoid confrontations and work with people better. <p> Put the effort in the small things. Don’t go chasing after all the new stuff, just do what you’re good at, and improve it through learning and evaluations, and adopting advice and trying them yourselves. <p> It’s all about how you connect with people, as a leader: to inspire your group,and as an entrepreneur : to build more connections and strengthen your business. <p> Tweetable Quotes: <p> “I think a college education doesn’t teach you necessarily what to think but how to think.” - Dr. Ivan Misner“ <p> I have the best job in the world, I’m the Colonel Sanders of BNI” - Dr. Ivan Misner <p> “It took me 20 years before I really felt I was financially and professionally successful.” - Dr. Ivan Misner <p> “Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way...it's all about collaboration, not manipulation” - Dr. Ivan Misner <p> “I believe that the future of entrepreneurism is in co-creation… working with your clients to co-create products, working with other people to create products and services” – Dr. Ivan Misner <p> “I don’t think there’s such a thing as terminal learning. I believe in lifelong learning.” – Dr. Ivan Misner <p> “You want to be successful in business? Do 6 things a thousand times. Not one thousand things, 6 times.” – Dr. Ivan Misner <p> Resources Mentioned: <p> Visit Ivans website at <a href="https://ivanmisner.com">https://ivanmisner.com</a> <p> Visit Ivan’s podcast at <a href="https://www.bnipodcast.com">https://www.bnipodcast.com</a> <p> Check his Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/IvanMisner">https://twitter.com/IvanMisner</a> <p> Check his Facebook at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/IvanMisner.BNIFounder/">https://www.facebook.com/IvanMisner.BNIFounder/</a> <p> Check his YouTube channel at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/IvanMisner">https://www.youtube.com/user/IvanMisner</a> <p> Check his company’s website at <a href="https://www.bni.com/">https://www.bni.com/</a> <p> Check Dr. Ivan Misner’s book “Who's in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life” <p> Check out Dr. Ivan Misner’s favorite books: <p> Success Principles by Jack Canfield <p> 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell (1998) <p> Check out Ivan’s new business with his son - Synatria at <a href="https://www.synatria.com/">https://www.synatria.com/</a>


#135 - Brad Lea Interview "Lightspeed VT"

During this episode, Brad Lea, founder of Virtual training and Lightspeed VT, self-made entrepreneur, innovator, sales expert, mentor, speaker, and author talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Learn about his over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and what you can expect from his upcoming book “The Hard Way.” <p> Episode Highlights: <p> How do you sell shitty items? <p> Why is MLM a good business model? <p> How can you differentiate reason from excuse? <p> What is the difference between proper training and exposure to information? <p> How did LightSpeed VT come to be? <p> Why does personality affect success? <p> How does choices and perspective affect your life? <p> What are the characteristics that negates success? <p> What to consider when taking risks? <p> What are the dealbreakers in sales? <p> What is Brad Lea’s favorite book? <p> What is Brad Lea’s favorite podcast? <p> What is Brad Lea’s favorite movie? <p> What made Brad into the man he is today? <p> How to go from bossed to a boss? <p> Key Points: <p> Raise the value of a product beyond the value of the money and map it to the needs of your customers. <p> According to Brad Lea, find out what the foundation of any good business is. <p> Introduce yourself to strangers and see why Brad Lea takes into account its importance for establishing a business. <p> Stop complaining and start making the right choices instead, just like what Brad Lea stated as his way to ensure you get what you want in life. <p> Learn to take action and quit being afraid. <p> Tweetable Quotes: <p> “If you believe in a product, then it wouldn’t be shitty.” – Brad Lea <p> “Everything after because is an excuse.” - Brad Lea <p> “There are 4 ingredients to good training : Good Content, Repetition, Practice, and Accountability.” - Brad Lea <p> “Training is something you do, not something you did.” -Brad Lea <p> “It’s impossible to not make money if you simplify things” - Brad Lea <p> “The reason people are in the situation they’re in is because the choices they made in the past.” - Brad Lea <p> “Find the value of the product in their life then show them how the product can help them.” -Brad Lea <p> “Your health is number 1.” -Brad Lea <p> “My dad asked me to mow the lawn when I was 16 and I didn’t liked it so he kicked me out of the house until I mow the lawn.” -Brad Lea <p> “We’re all bosses of our own lives.” -Brad Lea <p> “Your whole life culminates on the choices you’re making on a day to day basis.” -Brad Lea <p> “Like action causes like results.” -Brad Lea <p> “Abnormally high risks and that’s me.” -Brad Lea <p> “Time will pass you by and you’re going to live in regret.” - Miro Wcisl <p> Resources Mentioned: <p> Visit Brad’s website at <a href="https://www.bradlea.com/">https://www.bradlea.com/</a> <p> Visit Brad’s podcast at <a href="https://www.droppingbombs.com/">https://www.droppingbombs.com/</a> <p> Check his Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealBradLea">https://twitter.com/TheRealBradLea</a> <p> Check his Facebook at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TheRealBradLea/">https://www.facebook.com/TheRealBradLea/</a> <p> Check his Instagram at <a href="https://www.instagram.com/therealbradlea/">https://www.instagram.com/therealbradlea/</a> <p> Check his YouTube channel at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAbrXOj2yIrzj8QE4jC-Og">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAbrXOj2yIrzj8QE4jC-Og</a> <p> Book : “The Hard Way” by Brad Lea


#133 - Katie Wafer "Hydrate IV Bar" Intravenous wellness and recovery

In this episode, Miro talks with Katie Wafer owner of Hydrate IV Bar — a collection of Colorado IV therapy spas promoting wellness from within. Her lifelong passion for health and wellness led her to a post-grad career in medical sales, with a particular focus in therapeutic drug monitoring within pain management. When she wasn’t working, she served as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader for two seasons, 11-12 and 12-13. During that time, she traveled to Las Vegas for work conferences often. And, that’s when she was first introduced to IV therapy. At the time, IV therapy in Vegas was mostly used to supplement hangover recovery and the work-hard, play-hard Vegas lifestyle. While Katie admired these places’ ability to maintain Vegas’ signature level of customer service, she knew the concept would do really well in cities like Denver with a deeper focus on health, wellness, alternative medicine, and preventative care. But, it wasn’t until she stumbled upon the perfect set of leather recliners at a Habitat Restore in Denver that she finally made the plunge to open Hydrate IV Bar. Those leather chairs sat in storage while she kept working in medical sales, but during her work travel, she tried IV therapy clinics anywhere she could find them — sampling services in San Diego, Chicago, Scottsdale, New Orleans, the British Virgin Islands, and Australia. Finally in 2016, the leather chairs were pulled out of storage and into Hydrate IV Bar’s first location in Denver’s Bonnie Brae neighborhood, with a menu of services for illness, wellness, recovery, and beauty. Hydrate IV Bar caught on quickly in the Denver market, largely set apart for its ability to provide services in a restorative, spa-like atmosphere while still maintaining the professionalism of a more traditional clinic. Since then, Hydrate IV Bar has opened three more locations in Colorado — in the Highlands, (Denver), in Cherry Creek (Denver) and in Boulder. They’ve been recognized by almost every local news network and publication in the area, from the Denver Post to Denver 7 News. Because of Team Hydrate’s commitment to the communities that they serve, they’ve also garnered several awards including Cherry Creek Chamber’s Business of the Year in 2017 and MindBody visionary award in 2018 and 2019.