#160 - Dennis Plucinik gets REAL about Building your User Experience

Dennis Plucinik has twenty years of experience designing and developing websites and applications. Prior to founding ATTCK, Dennis led award winning teams at NYC’s biggest digital ad firms including Huge, R/GA, Sapient, Razorfish, & Wieden+Kennedy. Dennis has designed and built enterprise products for clients including Disney, Nike, Uniqlo, Target, Morgan Stanley, & HBO. He specializes in user experience design and front-end development.



Website –https://attck.com/

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisplucinik/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/dennisplucinik

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dennis.plucinik  

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBC-l1OEVVDQQ3UM_r6xCAQ 

Behance – https://www.behance.net/dennisplucinik

Github – https://github.com/dennisplucinik

Personal Website – http://www.dennisplucinik.com/about/


People Mentioned

Elon Musk - https://twitter.com/elonmusk



Calm - https://www.calm.com/

Superhuman - https://superhuman.com/



How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: https://amzn.to/2bY5SZ2

#159 - Kala Philo gets real about Mirroring your Brilliance on Video

In 2015, Kala turned her life upside down and shook it out. She left the nest really empty after ending a long term marriage. She sold or donated anything that wouldn't fit into her trusty Honda CRV with 95,000 miles on the odometer, and traveled solo for 18 months throughout the US, Latin America, Iceland, and the UK. She read the blogs of other people who were making a living working on the internet - so called "digital nomads". Kala eventually moved to Mexico City and became a full-time digital nomad. She runs an online business that teaches female entrepreneurs how to transform their business and max out their brand equity with video. 



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kalaphilo

Twitter – https://twitter.com/kalaphilo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kalaspage  

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBC-l1OEVVDQQ3UM_r6xCAQ 

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/FabMarketingVideo/

IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3430934/

Website – https://www.mirroryourbrillianceonvideo.com/


People Mentioned

Brené Brown – https://twitter.com/brenebrown

Gary Vaynerchuk – https://twitter.com/garyvee



Upwork –  https://www.upwork.com/



The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: https://amzn.to/2CvqFOy


#158 - Will Leach gets Real about Behavioral research and design for your Audience

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Will Leach is the founder of TriggerPoint Design, a leading behavior research and design consultancy specializing in using behavior economics and decision design to drive consumer decision making. He is a behavior design instructor at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and has more than twenty years of behavior insights experience working with Fortune 50 companies to solve their most important behavior challenges. Will is the only two-time winner of the EXPLOR Award for his work in behavior design and is known as America's foremost authority in applying behavior science to marketing.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-leach-b5b80425

Twitter – https://twitter.com/MMindstates

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MMindstates/ 

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/marketingtomindstates/

Website – https://www.will-leach.com/

Website – https://www.triggerpointdesign.com/ 


People Mentioned

Bill Murray



Calm – https://www.calm.com/



Marketing to Mindstates by Will Leach: https://amzn.to/2FNkvN8

Predictably Irrational by Dr. Dan Ariely: https://amzn.to/2msiby6

The Tao of Bill Murray by Gavin Edwards and R. Sikoryak: https://amzn.to/2cQk2N2


#157 - Richard Chapo talks Internet Law for Startups & Businesses

Richard Chapo is part Internet business lawyer and part business owner, and always completely amazed at the evolution of the online entrepreneurial world. As an Internet attorney, he advises businesses on legal and regulatory obligations when operating online pursuant to laws such as the Communications Decency Act and many more. A licensed attorney in California since 1992 he has spent time working for a firm specializing in complex contractual bad faith matters. His international experience includes working as a professor at a Chita State Technical University teaching law and cultural English in Siberia, Russia in 1999-2000. Upon his return to California, his attention turned to the commercialization of the Internet. He has been operating his own firm specializing in cyber law since with an emphasis on providing legal advice on topics such as copyright infringement, trademarks, privacy, user-generated content, compliance for private companies, and a host of other topics.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardachapo

Twitter – https://twitter.com/richardachapo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/richardachapo/  

Website – https://www.socalinternetlawyer.com/


People Mentioned

Elon Musk – https://twitter.com/elonmusk



Lexology – https://www.lexology.com/

#156 - Rachel Miller gets REAL about Social Strategy

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Rachel is responsible for creating social and influencer marketing strategy for all Thulium clients and keeps constant watch of account performance to continuously optimize campaigns for maximum results. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing with expertise in social media marketing, content marketing and influencer marketing. Her social strategy has achieved global recognition working with well-known agencies in the B2B technology space and a broad range of clients spanning enterprise to startup. She is an avid learner and serves as an adviser to many popular social business applications to support product innovation.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachellmiller

Twitter – https://twitter.com/rachelloumiller

Website – http://thulium.co/


People Mentioned

Dax Shepard – https://twitter.com/daxshepard 

Lady Gaga – https://twitter.com/ladygaga



Buffer – http://bufferapp.com/

Fundrise – https://fundrise.com/ 

Agorapulse – https://www.agorapulse.com/


#155 - Mark Podolsky gets real about Land Investing & Learning from the Land Geek

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Armed with $3,000 and no real estate experience, Mark Podolsky bought his first parcels of land in 2001. Now, he is the owner of Frontier Properties, a successful investing company, and has completed more than five thousand lucrative land deals. He is also the founder of geekpay.io, an automated collection system that helps lenders get payments from borrowers without collection headaches. Having escaped the corporate world and solo-economic dependency himself, Mark works as a coach and mentor to help others achieve their financial freedom goals. He is dedicated to teaching current, relevant, "real-world" investing methods to his students.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/thelandgeek

Twitter – https://twitter.com/TheLandGeek

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSAd3a8mtGZ8i6senVIHrbw 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mark.podolsky.3  

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thelandgeek/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarkPodolskylandgeek

Website – https://www.thelandgeek.com/

Get Your FREE Launch Kit! – https://www.thelandgeek.com/launchkit/


People Mentioned

Seth Godin – https://twitter.com/ThisIsSethsBlog



Airtable – https://airtable.com/

Zapier – https://zapier.com/

Smartsheet – https://www.smartsheet.com/



Purple Cow by Seth Godin: https://amzn.to/2dGhJaU

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari: https://amzn.to/2PKIJZY

#154 - Matt Skinner gets real about Making Real Estate Deals Happen

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Matt Skinner is the founder of Empire West, a boutique private equity firm that specializes in cash flowing apartment buildings. Matt helps busy professionals invest passively in value added apartment buildings where they can enjoy cash flow, tax benefits and growth without having to worry about any of the hassles or headaches of tenants, toilets, or the troubles of landlording. Matt also teaches entrepreneurs how to buy, flip, finance, and operate apartment buildings successfully. You can learn more about this at DealMakerSociety.com. Matt started his real estate career in the trenches... literally… digging ditches for a construction company. Growing up in a family of contractors, he started a construction company at the age of 22. He quickly grew that to be doing $10 million a year with over 50 employees. Meanwhile, he began investing in real estate, flipping junker houses and buying rental houses. As he matured, he has graduated to developing property and owning and operating apartment buildings. He now owns Empire West, one of the fastest growing private equity firms that specializes in real estate. He also owns a real estate brokerage, and still manages his development companies and construction projects in house.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattskinner12/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/twelvestonecap

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDfRFKgIy8L9ohIu7ddvo7A

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/therealmattskinner/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/mattskinnerinvestments/ 

Website – http://www.empirewestinvestments.com/


People Mentioned

Todd Gurley – https://twitter.com/TG3II

Jared Goff – https://twitter.com/JaredGoff16

Donald J. Trump – https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump



Evernote – https://evernote.com/



DealMaker Manifesto by Matt Skinner: https://dealmakerbook.com/free-book

#153 - Mark Jamnik talks about telling your Home Story®

After a decade in advertising sales, Mark began the Home Story company in early 2011. He learned to challenges that entrepreneurs face which caused him to create a system known as the Home Story®. After directly coaching over 300 clients over the last 6 years, Mark developed, refined and used the components of the Home Story. The system helped Mark and many other media reps closed hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/markjamnik

Twitter – https://twitter.com/markjamnik

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChrLo5I2jB63x3aLLKjQnCw

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/markjamnik/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/markjamnikfan/ 

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/markjamnik/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/104847584825226697022

Website – https://markjamnik.com/


People Mentioned

Joe Polish – https://twitter.com/JoePolish


Tony Robbins – https://twitter.com/TonyRobbins 



Trello – https://trello.com/

Google Docs – https://www.google.com/docs/about/



The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma: https://amzn.to/2Fe6E1Y

#152 - Leslie E Smith gets real about Funding your Businesses Dreams

Leslie led the launch of Silver Hill Funding as well as Commercial Direct, and oversees sales and operations for the entire small-balance commercial lending division. She has been instrumental in driving productivity and growth for nearly a decade within the Bayview organization. Leslie’s key contributions include building a banker education program, managing the top 50 correspondent relationships, and leading expansion into international markets, as well as overseeing Project Management, Vendor Management and Process Engineering groups within Bayview Loan Servicing.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslieeborjas

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CommDirectLoans

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CommercialDirectLending/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzXoV851O4pxDnuWQ7KGfug

Website – https://silverhillfunding.com/leslie-e-smith/


People Mentioned

Michelle Obama – https://twitter.com/MichelleObama



One Note – https://www.onenote.com




Becoming by Michelle Obama: https://amzn.to/2zawa4r

#151 - Kai-Fu Lee gets real about "AI Super Powers

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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture's Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures, manages $2 billion in investment funds, is a leading venture capital firm focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies.

Prior to founding Sinovation in 2009, Dr. Lee was the President of Google China and held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Times 100 in 2013, WIRED 25 Icons , Asian Business Leader 2018 by Asia House, and followed by over 50 million audience on social media.

In the field of artificial intelligence, Dr. Lee built one of the first game playing programs to defeat a world champion (1988, Othello), as well as the world's first large-vocabulary, speaker-independent continuous speech recognition system. Dr. Lee founded Microsoft Research China, which was named as the hottest research lab by MIT Technology Review. Later renamed Microsoft Research Asia, this institute trained the great majority of AI leaders in China, including CTOs or AI heads at Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, Lenovo, Huawei, and Haier. While with Apple, Dr. Lee led AI projects in speech and natural language, which have been featured on Good Morning America on ABC Television and the front page of Wall Street Journal. He has authored 10 U.S. patents, and more than 100 journal and conference papers. Altogether, Dr. Lee has been in artificial intelligence research, development, and investment for more than 30 years. His New York Time and Wall Street Journal bestselling book AI Superpowers discusses US-China co-leadership in the age of AI as well as the greater societal impacts brought upon by the AI technology revolution.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaifulee/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/kaifulee

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai-Fu_Lee

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kaifu_lee/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/drkaifulee/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/101657038397569061811

Website – http://www.sinovationventures.com


People Mentioned


Elon Musk – https://twitter.com/elonmusk



VIP Kid – https://www.vipkidteachers.com/ 



AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee: https://amzn.to/2QmNV6y

#150 - Garrain Jones gets real about the Life & The Power of Positive Thinking

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Motivational speaker and transformation coach Garrain Jones has read The Power of Positive Thinking over 200 times to reinforce the practice in his life. As a former criminal carrying the baggage of a tough upbringing, he created a process to overhaul the mental patterns leading him to bad life decisions and came out the other side a new man. The author of the upcoming book Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life explains the power thought has in rewriting your life story.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/garrainjones/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/garrainjones

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDQZ4Ng8KoIoXrS1-wofMTA

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/garrain.jones/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheGarrainJonesFlow/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/114562953813622690184

Website – https://garrainjones.com/


People Mentioned

Tom Bilyeu – https://twitter.com/TomBilyeu



Change your mindset, change your life: https://garrainjones.com/the-book/



The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale: https://amzn.to/2x53vtS

#149 - AJ Wilcox gets real about LinkedIn Advertising & Social Ad Success

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AJ Wilcox has spent over $100M on LinkedIn Ads. His team manages the largest and most sophisticated accounts on LinkedIn worldwide. He says we have two choices: spend a minimum of $3000 per month on LinkedIn, OR spend nothing. In this episode, he shares the best practices for both strategies to get leads from the platform.

AJ Wilcox has been an online marketer since 2007 and managed hundreds of Google Adwords, Facebook and LinkedIn campaigns. In 2014 he decided to venture out on his own and started B2Linked in an effort to spread the success he was experiencing on LinkedIn while advertising to other companies. Today AJ is a certified LinkedIn Ads Partner.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/wilcoxaj/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wilcoxaj

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009257516499&ref=br_rs

Website – https://b2linked.com/


People Mentioned

Jeff Weiner – https://twitter.com/jeffweiner 



Join.me – https://www.join.me/



Drive by Daniel H. Pink: https://amzn.to/2ViYL0A

#148 - Michelle L. Evans gets real about Marketing Funnels

Michelle L. Evans walked away from her global marketing strategy role at Microsoft in 2012 after a successful 16-year corporate career spanning many industries and now works with a fantastic community of business owners - coaches, consultants, experts, speakers, authors and solopreneurs - helping them go from simply surviving to predictably SOLD OUT.

Using her 20+ years of successful marketing experience she helps her clients create income-producing, client-generating, stress-reducing marketing funnels. Michelle has been featured in Mirasee, Huffington Post, Online Marketing Made Easy and 30+ other places over the internet and worked with household names like Microsoft, LinkedIn and others as a well-paid employee and consultant.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellelevans425 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/michellelevans 

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/mievans/ 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/michellelevansofficial

Website – http://www.michellelevans.com/


People Mentioned

Gary Vaynerchuk – https://twitter.com/garyvee 

Russell Brunson – https://twitter.com/russellbrunson

Oprah – https://twitter.com/Oprah

Sara Blakely – https://twitter.com/sarablakely



Clickfunnels – https://www.clickfunnels.com/

#147 - Bri Teresi talks about building a Fan Base that is Loyal to YOU!

Bri Teresi is 23 years old and lives in Hollywood, California. She’s a Guess Jeans Model as well as a swimsuit model. She’s also an entrepreneur that is very passionate about empowering women. She’s on a mission to show the world that you can be sexy and a badass business woman!



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/briteresi

Twitter – https://twitter.com/briteresi

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BriTeresi/ 

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/briteresi/ 

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1uU91HktOqJL5zyURiHV9A/featured  

Website – https://msbriteresi.com/


People Mentioned

Gary Vaynerchuk – https://twitter.com/garyvee

Kanye West – https://twitter.com/kanyewest

Donald Trump – https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump  



Audible – https://www.audible.com/



The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown: https://amzn.to/2iQS0Tz

#145 - Anik Singal teaches over 250,000 students all over the World

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Anik Singal started his Entrepreneurial journey 15+ years ago right from his dorm room. He had absolutely no experience and stumbled into this world by mistake. After struggling for 18 months, he was just about to give up when he finally broke the first part of the code! Since then, Anik Singal has sold over $200 Million worth of products. He has been featured in BusinessWeek as a Top 3 Entrepreneur Under 25. Anik Singal has also been recognized TWICE as a Inc 500 CEO.

Anik Singal has taught over 250,000 students all over the World. Not only is he an Entrepreneur - but partners with his wife to build schools in the Slums of India and also adopts villages in East Africa through the power of Micro-Funds. Anik Singal is on a journey to become the World's #1 advocate for Entrepreneurship.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/aniksingal

Twitter – https://twitter.com/aniksingal

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AnikSingalcom/

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AnikSingal

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/aniksingalcom/ 

Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anik_Singal

Website – http://aniksingal.com

Blog – https://lurn.com/blog/author/anik/

Quiz – https://escapebook.com/quiz/


People Mentioned

Jack Canfield – https://twitter.com/JackCanfield

Daymond John – https://twitter.com/TheSharkDaymond 

Warren Buffett – https://twitter.com/warrenbuffett



Lurn – https://lurn.com/



eSCAPE by Anik Singal and Daymond John: https://amzn.to/2Bl2qC9 

#144 - Chris Dayley gets real about Online Conversions!

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Chris is a long-time digital marketer with a passionate for helping businesses learn what their users want on their website through psychology based testing and analytics. He started his full-service Conversion Optimization agency Dayley Conversion in 2014, which he later merged with Disruptive Advertising, where he currently works as VP of site testing and optimization.



Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdayley

Twitter – https://twitter.com/chrisdayley

Crunchbase – https://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dayley 

Website – https://www.disruptiveadvertising.com/


People Mentioned

Michael Stelzner – https://twitter.com/Mike_Stelzner 



Google Optimize – https://optimize.google.com/



Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker: https://amzn.to/2o87DXy

#143 - Lee Caraher brings the Double Forte for her clients

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Lee is the founder and CEO of a highly sought-after communications firm known for producing great results with its innovative approach to traditional, digital and experiential programs. She has a long history of leading high-performing, multi-generational teams that enjoy working together. Lee is a champion for creating a positive workplace culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. She takes the long view to support employees building their own personal brands that balance loyalties to themselves and their employers. Lee believes that companies able to inspire lifetime loyalty from employees — currently or formerly employed — are the companies that are best suited to thrive. She has long recognized that people will leave employers and understands the real problems this causes for companies. Learn more about Lee.

In this episode of the Be Real Show, Lee and Travis open up the show discussing the inspiration behind Lee’s company, Double Forte. The two then explain how Target and Walmart are evolving and why life-long learning is a vital part of staying relevant to your clients. Also, Lee mentions how intimate audio is and why she thinks podcasting is a link builder. If a company is not considering podcasting as a viable strategy, then they are missing out. Travis reveals how he records his podcasts all in one day to keep the vibe going because that is where his sweet spot is. Lastly, Travis gives Lee some quickfire questions including where she wants to travel, how she starts her day, who she would take to lunch, and her favorite podcast.


LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/leecaraher/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/leecaraher?lang=en

Website – http://leecaraher.com

Double Forte - https://double-forte.com

Email - lcaraher@double-forte.com


People Mentioned

Michelle Obama - @MichelleObama

Men In Blazers - @MenInBlazers

Focus@Will - @focusatwill

Patrick Lencioni - @patricklencioni


Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work

The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees

Leadership and the Art of Conversation: Conversation as a Management Tool

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

#142 - Christina Nicholson builds Media Maven to help clients attain Media PR Success

Christina Nicholson is a former TV reporter and anchor who now owns and operates a public relations firm, Media Maven. She helps small business owners earn exposure through media relations, video production, writing, and blogging. She also recently launched Master your PR--an online course that teaches small business owners how to handle public relations on their own. Christina also has a local lifestyle and family blog, Mascara Maven. She lives in South Florida with her husband and two young children.

In this episode of the Be Real Show, Christina and Travis open up the show discussing ways to earn media coverage. Christina reveals the process of submitting your content, how to utilize Twitter, and why you should keep things short and sweet. Then, we learn the reason you don’t need a formal press release and why you should always follow-up. Christina reveals how she made over 26,000 dollars in just one month from appearing on a podcast and maintaining her relationship with the podcaster. Later, Christina explains how to become a contributor for a media outlet and why you need to promote continually. Lastly, Travis gives Christina some quickfire questions including where she wants to travel, how she starts her day, a skill she wants to master, and her favorite podcasts.


LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinaallday

Twitter - https://twitter.com/christinaallday

Website – https://www.mediamavenandmore.com/

Podcast - Become a Media Maven

Blog - http://www.christinaallday.com/about/

People Mentioned

Amy Porterfield - @AmyPorterfield

Pat Flynn - @PatFlynn

Oprah Winfrey - @Oprah

Jimmy Fallon – @jimmyfallon

Jimmy Kimmel - @jimmykimmel


Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

#141 - Adam Teeter talks about VinePair Visions

Adam founded VinePair with Josh with one simple goal: create a publication he actually wanted to read in a space he was extremely passionate about. Since founding the publication, Adam has become recognized as an authority on how to make the drinks world accessible to everyone as well as on the ever-evolving media landscape. He is the winner of the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup American Wine-Tasting Championship and holds an MBA from NYU Stern.

In this episode of the Be Real Show, Adam and Travis open up the show discussing Adam’s company VinePair and the things that keep him motivated to be the best. Then, the two talk about trends in the alcohol industry, how hotels can outdo Airbnb, and why Vegas is the best. Adam sees VinePair as the ultimate influencer, so they don’t explore influencer marketing because it is mostly smoke and mirrors. Later, Adam reveals how VinePair makes most of their money from ad dollars and sponsored content. Lastly, Travis gives Adam some quickfire questions including where he wants to travel, how he starts his day, who he would take to dinner, and his favorite app.


LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamteeter

Twitter - https://twitter.com/adamteeter?lang=en

Website – https://vinepair.com

Email – advice@vinepair.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vinepair/


People Mentioned

Gary Vaynerchuk - @garyvee

Joanne Wilson - @thegothamgal

Elon Musk - @elonmusk

Slack – @SlackHQ


#140 - Matt Manero talks about why "You Need More Money

Matt launched his first company, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. (CFF), in 1995 with a phone, a folding table and the unyielding confidence of a single client, a trucker. Fast forward 23 years and CFF, has funded over $1 billion in transportation equipment with annual business of $150,000,000+. CFF has served more than 10,000 clients and has become one of the largest independently owned transportation equipment finance companies in America.  CFF is a 3-time winner of The SMU Cox School of Business 100 Fastest Growing Companies.  His companies have been recognized in publications such as Inc. Magazine, Dallas Business Journal, Overdrive Magazine, Fleet Owner, Transport Topics, Commercial Carrier Journal, and Dealer Solutions Magazine.

In this episode of the Be Real Show, Matt and Travis open up the show discussing some recent losses in their lives.  Then, Matt tells us about his company, Commercial Fleet Financing, his latest book release, and his business finishing school event.  Matt reveals how he used to live on 8,000 dollars a year and was utterly astonished when he managed to save 10,000 dollars.  We find out why everyone needs more money because most of America would have a hard time taking out 1,000 dollars.  Matt says to dig into some Dave Ramsey stuff even though it is a little outdated.  Forty percent of your income should be saved to make up for what you didn’t keep in your twenties.  Also, Matt suggests paying off credit cards and student loan debts before investing.  Later, Matt sits in the Be Real Show’s hot seat. 


Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-manero-39359016/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/MattManero

Website – https://mattmanero.com

Email – mmanero@cffnationwide.com


People Mentioned

Dave Ramsey - @DaveRamsey

Michael E. Gerber - @MichaelEGerber

Sheryl Sandberg - @SherylSandberg

Gary Vaynerchuk - @garyvee

Kylie Jenner - @KylieJenner


The Grit (The only thing you need to make millions)

You Need More Money: Wake Up and Solve Your Financial Problems Once And For All