#181 - Peter Piekarczyk Co-Founder of Draftbit

During this episode, Peter Piekarczyk, Co-founder of Draftbit, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how Peter started-up Draftbit, and the challenges he went through before succeeding to where he is today. Highlights: Which does Peter prefer, IOS or Android? What is the new up and coming place for mobile app development? What is Draftbit? What does Draftbit do for mobile app development? What is YC? Why does Peter say that people are getting smarter? What do you need, expertise or people backing you up? What do you need to expect in building up your business? What made Peter get off of the 9-5 life? What did Peter think of having a computer science degree? Who is facing the toughest challenge in startups? Does Peter regret not going to college? What are Peter's favorites? Key Points Having an idea for a business isn’t enough. You should be able to think it through and define what you really want, where do you want to go, and what things are expected to go wrong, for they will. Expect that trials will be along the way when you’re starting up. It's up to you to pick up where you slipped, check yourself whether it's your fault or other factors, and address it. Tweetable Quotes: “Whatever it is you’re working on, you should have… experience - the edge.” “The success of building a business is already 1%.” “The thing that’s really great about startups is that you have to be good, and you have to be fast… and just a little bit of luck” Resources Mentioned: Check out Peter’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/peterpme Check out Peter's Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/peterpme Check out Peter's website: https://peterp.me/


#179 - Grant Cramer - Actor / Producer

During this episode, Grant Cramer, actor and producer, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how Grant decided to put his skills to good rather than continually elevating himself for others. Highlights: Why do people look to actors for answers? How do you control the artistic voice within? What is Lone Survivor about? What movie is Grant producing with Nicolas Cage? How did Grant transition from being an actor to a producer? How did Grant elevate his career? Why did Grant turn down several roles? How do you avoid going into the dark place in Hollywood? How did teaching acting change Grant’s life? How should you face disappointment? How do you find your drive? What kind of jobs did Grant take? How do you get confidence? How does Grant become energy efficient in his daily life? What kind of environment would Grant prefer to have? How do you get people with money to fall in love with your dream? What are Grant’s favorites? Key Points: Dig deep into your heart to reach your creative resources. Always fact check, not all statements are factual. “There is no other redemption for who you are in your life other than succeed.” “We constantly have to be our own advocate.” Tweetable Quotes: “Artists are the most visible social conscience of any sane society.” “A fascist society tries to kill and exile the intellectuals and artists because they’re the ones trying to reflect the truth back to society.” “Artists, directors, and writers are the bleeding hearts of societies.” “Take it all with a grain of salt.” Resources Mentioned: Check out Grant’s Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/grantmanc Check out Grant’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/grantmanc?lang=en


#177 - Dane Maxwell - Start From Zero

During this episode, Dane Maxwell, author of the book, “Start From Zero”, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how Dane overcame his past bad experiences, and how he came up with solutions for start-up companies. Episode Highlights: How would Dane double his money in one day? How do you get money fast? What is failure? What does Dane do when product ideas fail? What is a client lunch box? How many times did Dr. Seuss fail? Where can we truly find freedom? What can honesty give our lives? Why do we need to recognize our identity? What is success all about? Why is Dane an entrepreneur now? What gives the best idea for a business? Why does the mechanism not matter to starting up a business? Key Points Be honest with yourself, and believe in things you can do, and your problems will solve themselves. Never stop reaching for your dreams because of failure, failure will always be there, it's up to you how to pick yourself up, look beyond, and continue striving towards achieving your goals. Tweetable Quotes: “According to the American Payroll Association, they found out that 74% of people would be in trouble if they didn't get their next paycheck.” “You don’t know failure is a choice until you have the meta condition that the ability to see your own thoughts and recognize that those thoughts are who you are.” “If you’re not good and you try three things and you give up, you’re stupid.” “It’s always worth it. You don’t ever lose a damn thing if you’re following you’re heart.” “Success isn't personal. It doesn’t mean anything about you.” “We become very wealthy by solving very painful problems.” Resources Mentioned: Visit his website at https://www.startfromzero.com/ Check out his podcast at https://www.startfromzero.com/episodes Check out his book Start from Zero: Build Your Own Business and Experience True Freedom


#176 - Rori Sassoon "Platinum Poire"

Rori Sassoon is undoubtedly one of New York City’s best-kept secrets. After attending FIT, Rori began her career styling high-end clientele at Jimmy’s in West Hampton, as well as Brooklyn. Just a few years later in 1999, Charles Sassoon, President at Panor Corporation, swept Rori off of her feet. Charles is a respected innovator within his industry. Together as a power couple, they’ve built a loving family and live happily on Long Island, New York and Manhattan, New York. After raising her children, Rori partnered with top executive life coach, Dr. Errol Gluck, to institute the nation’s first invitation-only Power Matching company; Platinum Poire. As Rori herself was matched by a third party, she is passionate about giving others the same opportunity for a lasting and successful relationship. Offering her expertise in styling and image consulting, Rori helps individuals gain the self-confidence necessary to build the perfect relationship. Rori and Dr. Gluck are an outstanding match themselves within their business, enabling them to bring fulfillment and satisfaction to their clients. Rori and Platinum Poire have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Manhattan Magazine and Gotham. She is a nationally renowned expert on relationships and has appeared on numerous media outlets including ABC News and WPIX. In addition to overseeing Platinum Poire, Rori also serves as the Vice President on the Board of The Propel Network; which gives women an opportunity for an education and a place in the workforce.


#174 - John Cormier "Watchfacts" Interview

During this episode, John Cormier, WatchFacts founder and CEO, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out what watches signify and if luxury items are worth investing in. Episode Highlights: Will watches ever go out of style? What does your watch represent? How did WatchFacts come to be? How did they pivot from luxury watches to luxury goods? Why did John get a career with watches? How did WatchFacts gain the trust of big companies? Why did John co-found WatchFacts? How do WatchFacts audit the items being sold and bought? How is an item considered a collectible? How did the release of smart watches affect John's line of business? What are the biggest threats of the luxury goods industry? Are luxury goods worth investing in? How do you determine pre-owned goods worth purchasing? What are John's favorites? Key Points People want to have a trusted experience Set long term and short term goals to put yourself in the direction you aim to be. Diversify your product offering. Tweetable Quotes: “A watch is a statement piece that says a lot about you.” “If you buy something used, you buy someone else’s problems.” "Watches is a niche market." "Watches will always have a place in the world of things." Resources Mentioned: Visit John’s website at : https://www.watchfacts.com/ Check out his Facebook account at : https://www.facebook.com/WatchFacts/ Check out his Instagram account at : https://www.instagram.com/WatchFacts/ Check out his Twitter account at : https://twitter.com/WatchFacts/ Check out his Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watchfacts


#172 - Ellis Henican "Author & Columnist" Interview

During this episode, Ellis Henican, television and radio commentator, New York Times bestselling author, and columnist at Newsday, talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how to be relevant in the ever-changing world. Episode Highlights: How long was Ellis in Fox? How did Ellis’ childhood affect his career? How did social media platforms affect Ellis’ career? How do you reach your audience? How do you stay relevant in the changing society? Why did Ellis shift his career? How do you think entrepreneurially? How do you find allies in business? How do you convince your audience to keep coming back? How much are people willing to spend for services? What qualities do you need to capture the attention of your audience? Why do people avoid subscribing to online platforms? Can things start making their way back soon? What is Ellis’ opinion on privacy? How can one keep a positive outlook? What are Ellis’ favorites? Key Points Enjoy the challenge of trying your best in front of an audience. Balance your work and personal life. Learn to operate and adapt to changes. Tweetable Quotes: “I have one or two marketable skills in my life - talking and writing.” “A short tweet is different from what you can do in a 300 page book, but it connects” “In my work life, I’m never really done.” “I was a guy who liked doing new stuff.” Resources Mentioned: Visit Ellis’ website at : http://henican.com/ Check out his Facebook account at : https://www.facebook.com/henican Check out his Twitter account at : https://twitter.com/henican


#168 - Marc Wachter - Founder of Live Ultimate

During this episode, Mark Wachter, founder and CEO of Live Ultimate talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out how you live your life to the ultimate possible way and how you create value with it. Episode Highlights: Is network marketing our future? What are your thoughts on pyramid schemes? How did you get past your mentality towards pyramid schemes? How do you know when to shift your business’ direction? How do you create value in your business? What does their business name mean? What is network marketing? Is network marketing sustainable? How do you build a sales organization? What inspired Marc to create his brand? What is the ultimate elixir? Why did Marc leave law? Why did Marc focus on entrepreneurship? How do you attract consumers? What is Marc’s opinion towards fitness fads? What should people be eating to keep healthy? Are there too many standards for products nowadays? How did Tony Robbins affect Marc’s life? What are Marc’s favorites? Key Points: Being an entrepreneur is challenging and risky, it requires skill in different areas to build a business. If you build it, they will come. All you can do is create the best possible products with uncompromising standards that would attract people. Trust your instincts and keep evolving. Tweetable Quotes: “Learn when to pivot.” “If you want to be successful as an entrepreneur, create value.” “Network marketing can give people the ability to start a business quickly without the risks.” “The foundation of peak performance in life in all aspects of life begins with a healthy alkalis body.” “We have a true Northern statement and begins with the words, with uncompromising standards and the belief that we must continuously evolve.” Resources Mentioned: Visit Marc’s website at : https://liveultimate.com/ Check out his Facebook account at: https://www.facebook.com/LiveUltimate/ and https://www.facebook.com/marc.wachter.96 for more info on Live Ultimate: https://liveultimate.com/ https://vimeo.com/385871678 http://instagram.com/live_ultimate


#165 - Chris Johnson "On Target Living" Health and Wellness

During this episode, Chris Johnson, speaker, author, and founder and CEO of On Target Living talks to your host, Miro Wcislo. Find out if your fitness regimen is for you and if you’re living your best life. Episode Highlights: Are you living your best life? How is Chris’ family life? What is the American dream? Why focus on the health industry? What are Chris’ interests? Did living in Michigan affect Chris’ interests? What was the best decision Chris made for his career? Why did Chris turn down opportunities in the 80’s? What was the turning point in Chris’ life? How did bodybuilding affect Chris? Why do people push themselves too much in the gym? Is rejuvenation important in gym? What are fitness fads? What are scary trends in fitness? Are you eating the right kind of food? What would Chris change in his diet? How important is discipline and rest in fitness? Where does Chris gets his inspiration? What are Chris’ favorites? Key Points: Don’t let society pressure you to be something you aren’t. Find your strength and be who you are. If you do good in what you do, maybe you can make a living out of it. Consult with experts when it comes to your health. Tweetable Quotes: “Do something you always wanted to do.” “Chase your dreams, because you’re going to wake up in your 50’s and ask yourself, is this all there is?” “It always takes practice and repetition.” “Always know what you need to know before doing anything." Resources Mentioned: Visit Chris’ website at : https://ontargetliving.com/ Check out his Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/ontargetliving/ Check out his Twitter page at : https://twitter.com/ontargetliving/ Check out his LinkedIn account at : https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisjohnson19 Check out his book On Target Living Nutrition: The Power of Feeling Your Best Check out his book On Target Living: Your Guide to a Life of Balance, Energy, and Vitality