#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.