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Chris Elliott – Elliott Advocacy

Chris Elliott Elliot Advocacy

Christopher Elliott is my guest on today’s episode. Chris is an award-winning author, advocate, and journalist. He shares some of his stories from the road and is a self professed traveling nomad. As a travel contributor for Forbes, USA Today, Washington Post, National Geographic and NPR I really appreciated Chris giving me as much of his time as he did.

He’s the founder of Elliott Advocacy is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers people to solve their problems and helps those who can’t. Chris is also the co-founder of Travelers United, a nonprofit organization that advocates for travelers in Washington.

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Chris’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

Chris and his children listen to XM radio quite a bit while driving across the country. Their favorite channels are:

  • Jazz (for night driving)
  • Grateful Dead
  • DTM
  • NPR (National Public Radio)
  • Joint (reggae)
  • Classical

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BIOGRAPHY

He’s the author of How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (And Save Time, Money and Hassle) (National Geographic, 2014) a practical guide for travelers, and Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals (Wiley, 2011) which explores the broken relationship between American consumers and businesses.

He writes six weekly syndicated columns with a total reach of more than 10 million readers.

✓ A weekly column for the Washington Post called The Navigator, which focuses on being a smarter and more informed traveler, with a special emphasis on transportation policy.

✓ USA Today’s weekly On Travel and Away is Home columns. The features help travelers understand the inner workings of the travel industry, and how to make the most of their next trip. You can find past On Travel and Away is Home columns here, too.

✓ Elliott is also a regular contributor to Forbes. He writes write about customer service issues, with a specialty in technology and travel. Many of these columns are also branded as Smart Consumer stories and nationally syndicated.

Elliott also contributes to a variety of media organizations, including National Geographic, NPR, Smithsonian and Travel & Leisure.

Education

Elliott was born in Charlotte, N.C., and grew up in Vienna, Austria. He attended primary and middle school in Austria (Volksschule Südstadt and Vienna International School) and later transferred to Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, before graduating from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Ala., in 1986.

He attended Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., for two years and then transferred to the University of California at Irvine, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in humanities in 1990. Chris received a Master’s in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1996.

Elliott completed a total of six editorial internships, including stints at the Claremont (Calif.) Courier, the Daily Bulletin in Ontario, Calif., the Birmingham (Ala.) News, The Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.

Early career

Elliott began working for Dow Jones & Co. in 1992 shortly after graduating from Berkeley. He covered initial public stock offerings from Dow Jones News Service and occasionally wrote Abreast of the Market and OTC Focus for the Wall Street Journal. He took a job as the business travel editor for Travel Weekly, a travel trade publication, in 1994. He returned to Europe after receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1996. In 1997, Elliott came back to the United States and started writing a weekly travel column called The Crabby Traveler for ABCNews.com. Three years later, the column moved to CNN.com and eventually went into syndication.

Transition to advocacy

In 1996, Elliott registered the domain Elliott.org and began posting stories from readers. Many articles involved seemingly intractable problems with a company. Rather than just complaining, Elliott engaged in an early form of solutions journalism. He contacted the company on behalf of the consumer and helped negotiate a settlement. The stories formed the basis for a weekly feature called the Travel Troubleshooter. In the late 1990s, the Miami Herald picked up the Travel Troubleshooter as a standalone column.

In 2006, Tribune Media Services added the Troubleshooter to its lineup for national syndication. In 2009, Elliott started to develop a companion column, Problem Solved, which handled non-travel complaints. Both the features are now syndicated by King Features. In 2001, Elliott became National Geographic Traveler’s reader advocate. He remained in that role until National Geographic’s sale of the magazine to News Corp. in 2016.

In 2018, after 22 years of self-publishing Elliott.org, Elliott incorporated Elliott Advocacy as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to help empower customers to solve their problems and help those who can’t.

Radio and television reporting

Elliott has hosted radio and TV shows on travel and advocacy. In the late 90s, he began reporting for National Public Radio as an independent producer. In the early 2000s, he hosted What You Get For The Money: Vacations on the Fine Living Network (now the Food Channel). He also co-hosted the weekly syndicated show Rudy Maxa’s World with Christopher Elliott from 2009 to 2011. Elliott has appeared on virtually every major TV network as a subject matter expert, including ABC, BBC, CW, CBS, CNN and NBC. Elliott is known for keeping a low profile. He doesn’t submit his work for awards and in recent years has avoided public appearances.

Personal life

In addition to being a nationally-recognized expert on customer service, Elliott is an inveterate traveler and travel writer. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and scuba diving. His weekly column, Away is Home, chronicles his never-ending journey around the world with his three school-age children. Elliott is based in Prescott, Ariz.

Christina Papavlasopoulos – Shefari Travels

Christina Papavlasopolous Shefari Travels

Christina Papavlasopoulos is my guest this week. Christina is the co-founder of the luxury travel boutique company, Shefari. I was excited to speak with Christina about her company beginnings and where they are headed.

Christina added some great insight to being a co-founder of a company as a newlywed and an expectant mother. The proverbial, work-life balancing act will get tougher but more rewarding for her in the next several months. As a husband and father of two daughters, I was happy to hear from other women that are looking to expand their circle and help empower women. Make sure to look at the bottom of this page for their upcoming woman empowerment trip, She Succeeds, to Greece this October.

ABOUT CHRISTINA

Adventure has been instilled in me since childhood. We moved often, and though good-byes were difficult, there was always excitement for the faces and places that lie ahead. My sense of adventure continued in college, where my interest in art history and fashion sent me on a study tour to Paris and London. I admired the intricate architecture, the chic Parisian style, and delighted in calling my parents from an infamous red telephone booth to wish them a Happy New Year. A week in France and England led to a semester in Italy, and then work in Greece – each its own glorious adventure.

Besides travel I love musicals, bold colors, artichokes, and leather-bound books.

 I want to learn the cello and become fluent in five languages. I adore wit and creativity, and I’ve never met a latte I didn’t like. When I’m not planning your next Shefari, I can be found painting, drawing, and jogging (fine, walking) to throwback hip-hop. Though planes take me all over the world, my favorite destination is home to Florida, sharing wine and stories with my family.

The Shefari “aha” moment came with an international phone call. My aunt announced that she was coming to Greece, explaining life was too short not to experience it to the fullest and see the places she wanted. She already had her sister, mother, and cousins on board. At her request, we planned the trip of a lifetime for seven of my favorite women, and our first Shefari was born.

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SHEFARI

We are a new generation of travel planners. A company for and by women.

Our goal is simple: to inspire and connect individuals through the art of traveling. So we’ve crafted travel packages for all of life’s occasions, whether it is a wonderful mother-daughter getaway, a life-changing retreat, or your dream honeymoon.

We offer magnificent destinations and activities, selected with you in mind. Create your own using Build A Trip, browse our collection of transformative travel, or contact us for an custom itinerary just for you.

Let us help you travel well.

She Succeeds

Entrepreneurial Retreat in Corfu, Greece
October 5-10, 2019

At Last!

 The ultimate women’s entrepreneurial retreat that you’ve been seeking – where travel meets transformation and methodology meets magic.

As driven professionals, we know it’s imperative to occasionally step away from the hustle to refocus. This retreat will stir you to find clarity and creativity on multiple levels, so you can return to your projects from a place of deep presence and renewed imagination. You’ll gain insight into how to grow your business and leave empowered.

Why Corfu?

The turquoise waters of this mythical island and the women of its rich history are integral elements of this experience. Immerse yourself in Greece’s philosophies of wellness, success, and a life well-lived.

 Strength, from the legendary goddess Athena, who rescued the shipwrecked hero Odysseus on Corfu’s shores.

 Inspiration, as you stand in the famed courtyard of the Nine Muses.

Well-being, through the calm haven where Princess Sisi of Austria came to heal.

Luxury, in the essence of Jackie Onassis, who lived and sunbathed in the very resort you will call home for five days.

Prepare for self-care, insightful masterclasses, and sunsets by the sea in a luxurious oasis. Return refreshed and recharged.

Don’t miss this life-shifting opportunity!

Imagine…

Five incredible days of immersive lessons from a stellar lineup of internationally successful female CEOs, coaches, and visionaries…all who are excited to share in your growth.

Start each morning with beach yoga, meditation, and Greek-inspired nutrition tips to keep you at the top of your physical game. Sip chilled rosé at sunset and nautical network on a sun-kissed boat in the Ionian Sea with ladies who “get it”.

Explore a 13th century monastery then dine on traditional Hellenic cuisine in a cozy local tavern. Get real with a global group of women who’ve got your back for life.

It’s no coincidence that you’ve landed here…

If this resonates, then you belong at the She Succeeds Retreat in Corfu this October!

Do You Crave…

Sharing ideas and connecting with like-minded women on the “business vacation” of a lifetime?

Building your own mastermind group of dynamic females packed with motivation, peer-brainstorming, and accountability?

Learning proven tactics from dynamite leaders on amping up your networking, selling, digital marketing, time-managing, writing, and business strategy?

Pinpointing those areas of your business that consistently trouble you and creating a plan to move forward in both group and one-on-one mentorship?

Breaking away from the loneliness of the solo-preneur and small biz journey?

Turning your passion project or side hustle into a full-fledged, lucrative business?

The opportunity to present your company, idea, or challenge and hear constructive feedback from elevated thinkers?

Improving both your personal and professional well-being? (Hint: they are beyond interconnected!)

Megan Driscoll – Always Evolving

Megan Driscoll Always Evolving EvolveMKD Public Relations

Megan Driscoll is this week’s guest. As the CEO and Founder of the public relations firm EvolveMKD, we discussed the need for business travel for clients. Even with all of the available technology, Megan finds it necessary as ever to meet in person with clients and create face to face time. Creating lasting bonds and reputation with clients, new and existing, is essential for the way she formed her public relations company.

Make sure to listen to the entire episode and check out EvolveMKD on their social media outlets.

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Summary

Megan Driscoll is the CEO + Founder of EvolveMKD, a public relations and social media agency based in New York City. She has 17 years of experience in healthcare, aesthetics and dermatology, and prestige beauty. Key to her success is Megan’s ability to always find a way. Megan finds potential in every opportunity for her clients through determination, relationships, agility, and sound strategy coupled with creative spirit. Megan is widely recognized for her work, earning a spot on PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 List and being honored as one of 12 women chosen for The Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women class of 2018. Additionally, Megan was the first ever recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from her alma mater, the University of Chicago. 

Megan has cultivated relationships with physicians, consumers, key opinion leaders and tastemakers to gain her clients national level recognition. At the end of the day, Megan wants to surround herself with smart, passionate people who value integrity–people who are serious about their work, but don’t take themselves too seriously. This philosophy is at the heart of founding EvolveMKD. At EvolveMKD, Megan provides day-to-day client counsel, strategic direction and a savvy eye for what makes news and who can make the news happen. 

Prior to EvolveMKD, Megan was the President of Behrman Communications, where she managed agency operations, mentored staff, and provided strategic advisement for 30+ clients. Megan has also held senior roles at Emanate, Lippe Taylor, Fleishman Hillard and Euro RSCG Life PR. When she’s not building brands and making media headlines, she’s a pasta connoisseur who refuses to operate a moving vehicle. Megan also held childhood aspirations of becoming President of the United States or a hair stylist. She realized she’s settled on a smart compromise between the two.

Megan holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Cathy Cardenas – PR Master

Cathy Cardenas at work

Cathy Cardenas is my guest on today’s podcast. She created the Cathy Cardenas Public Relations (CCPR) company marketing and managing various athletes, celebrities and entertainers. We discuss how she travels at the needs of her clients while balancing friends and family at home.

It was great hearing about the various apps or travel websites she uses when she is booking her travels plans. If you need some travel deals check out www.skiplagged.com or www.rocketmiles.com to see if you can save some money. She also started re-using www.hotels.com.

She started her PR business with the principles of achieving results, executing conscious public relations, marketing, branding and event planning strategies for my clients in a unique and creative way.

Cathy on social media:

Cathy’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

  • She listens to music for the most part while traveling. Using her Spotify or Pandora, she mainly listens to the Reba McEntire station or Garth Brooks station.

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ABOUT CATHY CARDENAS PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

The Cathy Cardenas Public Relations firm offers public relations, marketing, social media management, event planning, product placement, celebrity endorsement services, personal branding and so much more. They work with celebrities, athletes, large and small businesses, non-profits, authors, speakers and more.

 

With expertise and proven results in a wide variety of industries, they pride themselves on creating unique events and creative marketing programs. Including PR campaigns that help clients stand out in saturated markets. Their client services are overflowing with creativity and passion that is cleverly combined with a unique business strategy and proactive nature with proven results!

Through an innovative approach and unconventional tactics, they have landed placements for clients in such media outlets as The Tonight Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, USA Today, Los Angeles Business Journal, TV Tokyo, Entrepreneur magazine, Nightline, Fox and friends, PBS, TODAY, Univision, Telemundo, Huffpost, Parents, Redbook, Forbes, The Price is Right and countless other local, regional and national online, broadcast and print outlets.

5 for Friday with Cathy Cardenas

My guest on today’s 5 for Friday episode is Cathy Cardenas. Cathy is the founder and owner of her public relations firm CCPR. CCPR offers public relations, marketing, social media management, event planning, product placement, celebrity endorsement services, personal branding and so much more. In this clip I asked Cathy to explain what public relations firms do for their clients and how much traveling she does making it all happen for them.

She started her PR business with the principles of achieving results, executing conscious public relations, marketing, branding and event planning strategies for my clients in a unique and creative way.

I’m always fascinated and excited talking to the people that work behind the scenes and learn from them. The ones you don’t necessarily see but they are responsible for making it all happen.

Make sure to come on Monday to listen to the full episode.

Cathy on social media:

ABOUT CATHY CARDENAS PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT

The Cathy Cardenas PR firm offers PR, Marketing, social media management, event planning, product placement, celebrity endorsement services, personal branding and so much more. We work with celebrities, athletes, large and small businesses, non-profits, authors, speakers and more.

 

With expertise and proven results in a wide variety of industries, we pride ourselves on creating unique events and creative marketing programs and PR campaigns that help clients stand out in saturated markets. Our client services are overflowing with creativity and passion that is cleverly combined with a unique business strategy and proactive nature with proven results!

Through an innovative approach and unconventional tactics, we have landed placements for clients in such media outlets as The Tonight Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, USA Today, Los Angeles Business Journal, TV Tokyo, Entrepreneur magazine, Nightline, Fox and friends, PBS, TODAY, Univision, Telemundo, Huffpost, Parents, Redbook, Forbes, The Price is Right and countless other local, regional and national online, broadcast and print outlets.

Jeanine Wright – Legal Angel

Jeanine Wright Legal Angel

Jeanine Wright is my guest today. Jeanine is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer at Simplecast. She also personally invests in startups, has owned and operated a business of her own and enjoys serving as a Board Advisor and Board Member to startup and growth companies.

Jeanine’s worked with startup, high growth and turn-around companies for over a decade, specializing in technology, finance and entertainment & media. She co-led a team that sold a company to GoDaddy, launched an international joint venture and other partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies, solicited and closed traditional, mezzanine, and warehouse financing facilities, and assisted with equity raises from both institutional and strategic investors. While continuing to work hard, Jeanine prides herself on being able to see and overcome business and legal hurdles to propel a company’s growth and innovation. 

JEANINE’S AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Startup and Growth Strategic Counseling
  • Corporate Finance and Fundraising
  • Strategic Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • SaaS/IaaS/PaaS Platforms
  • Marketing and Advertising Compliance
  • Consumer Financial
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Negotiation
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Board Compliance/Corporate Governance
  • Privacy Law/PCI Compliance
  • E-Commerce and Distribution
  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation
  • People Operations and Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protection & Licensing
  • Real Estate

Jeanine Wright on social media:

Jeanine’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

  • Song – Shake Shake Senora, Harry Belafonte
  • Podcast – The Longest Shortest Time

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SIMPLECAST

Since 2013, thousands of individual creators and companies have trusted Simplecast with their audio, including Politico, Shopify, TechCrunch, Harvard, Medium, Fast Company, and many other names you know and love.
Capable of handling even the most confusing aspects of podcasting with the greatest speed and accuracy, Simplecast makes professional podcasting easier than ever — whether you’re totally new to audio, or already a seasoned creator — with the helpful tools and resources you need to publish and share your stories, evolve your craft, and connect with a world of listeners.

5 for Friday with Jeanine Wright

Jeanine Wright Simplecast

Today’s 5 for Friday is with Jeanine Wright. Jeanine is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer at Simplecast. She also personally invests in startups, has owned and operated a business of her own and enjoys serving as a Board Advisor and Board Member to startup and growth companies.

Jeanine talks about her mindset for business travel and how that has changed over the years while becoming a wife and mother. She prefers to strip down her business trips so she can make it home to spend time with her family.

I always try and find  good nuggets of information from my guests and Jeanine shared a Facebook page called New Podcast Creators geared towards helping people that want to create their own podcast. It’s a page where you can find out and ask questions on how start your own podcast.

I hope you enjoy this quick chat and come back on Monday for the full episode.

Jeanine Wright on social media:

JEANINE’S AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Startup and Growth Strategic
  • Counseling
  • Corporate Finance and Fundraising
  • Strategic Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • SaaS/IaaS/PaaS Platforms
  • Marketing and Advertising Compliance
  • Consumer Financial
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Negotiation
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Board Compliance/Corporate Governance
  • Privacy Law/PCI Compliance
  • E-Commerce and Distribution
  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation
  • People Operations and Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protection & Licensing
  • Real Estate

Jeanine’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

  • Song – Shake Shake Senora, Harry Belafonte
  • Podcast – The Longest Shortest Time

Click here to see other guests choices for listening while traveling

SIMPLECAST

Since 2013, thousands of individual creators and companies have trusted Simplecast with their audio, including Politico, Shopify, TechCrunch, Harvard, Medium, Fast Company, and many other names you know and love.
Capable of handling even the most confusing aspects of podcasting with the greatest speed and accuracy, Simplecast makes professional podcasting easier than ever — whether you’re totally new to audio, or already a seasoned creator — with the helpful tools and resources you need to publish and share your stories, evolve your craft, and connect with a world of listeners.

Business Travel – What are you listening to?

Business travel provides many great opportunities to see different places and experience new points of interests. There can be many hours to get to your destination and I wanted to know what people listen to when they travel for work? That is the question I thought about when I realized that I listen to similar songs and stations when I’m driving or flying. Many of the songs I listen to reminded me of being home or wanting to be home. I wondered what my guests use to fill their time, and ears, while traveling for their work. I started asking the guests on new podcasts and went back and asked the previous guests as well. The results started coming in and I was shocked that the vast majority of the guests had completely different interests in their music and podcasts.

The wide range of listening choices of my guests made me realize that as I work hard on making a podcast for other business travelers I need to be patient. All of the media being made available now makes it easier to get your work out in to the ethos of the internet but it also increases how many options there are for listeners. Growing up there were only a few radio choices to listen to music, sometimes being very repetitive. There are literally hundreds of terrestrial and satellite radio stations available now for business travel. Hundreds of thousands of podcast shows available thru your phone on multiple different platforms. Television was only antenna stations, roughly 8 main channels. Now there are multiple streaming platforms, cable tv with hundreds of channels, movies on demand. Grabbing attention is the key.

Here are my guests in order of appearance on my podcast and their listening choices while they travel for their business. You can click on their name below to be re-directed to their episode page on my website. My list is at the bottom, and while my list literally grew from seeing my guests’ choices, the ones below are my mainstays.

Hunter Cure

Cowboy Troy

Kevin Ford

Nicole Tenace

Kevin Geiger

  • Music is easy. Jazz playlist I have and an alt-country playlist. Also a Style Council playlist that calms me down.
  • Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham, Band of Horses, Coltrane, Monk, Miles Davis
  • Favorite song is Southside of Heaven right now. Ryan Bingham.
  • I throw on Relax & Rest app and meditate for first 15 minutes of the flight during takeoff.
  • Podcast – Wait Wait don’t tell me – puts me in a good mood

Jon Grundmeyer

Adrian Cosby

  • Bon Iver is my favorite band. I try and see them live all over the country whenever I can.

Karissa Cook

Smush Parker

Chris Castellano

  • Tim Ferriss Podcast
  • James Altucher Podcast

Kevin Krohn

  • King’s X is perfect when he’s fighting driver fatigue

Steve Frick

Bobby Dover

Andrew Howard

  • Podcasts – Pardon My Take; Lights, Camera, Barstools; The Throwback Podcast
  • Music – As for music, I have a wide range of favorite artists. But what I do like to do while traveling is listen to music from that area. For example, when I was in Nashville for the NFL Draft I listened to a lot of country.

 Scott Carson –

Asia Hall –

  • Favorite audible was Shoe Dog (the founder of Nike’s memoir)
  • Currently listening to Unlabel (Marc Ecko’s memoir)

Darci Smith

  • Podcast – How I Built This (entrepreneurial)
  • Podcast – Lady Gang (pop culture)
  • Music – SHAED

Carey Portell

Dr. Nii Darko

  • I’m all about Afrobeatz when I travel. It’s a genre of music from West Africa

Jake Zweig

  • Podcasts – Ed Mylett, Gary Vaynerchuck, Grant Cardone
  • Music – Darius Rucker

Landon Turner

  • An eclectic taste of music ranging from Future to George Strait. Various podcasts including one called Stream Key. It’s about tips for streaming on Twitch.

Danny David 

Sandy Knights

  • Elvis Pandora station
  • If I’m really tired I turn on the Disney station

Pete Koch

  • Podcast – The Drive: Peter Attia MD

Valerie Thompson

Erin Lamont

Dina Parise

Jesse Iwuji

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad audio book

Kevin Gootee

  • Nirvana and Bad Religion
  • “punch you in the face” punk playlist when the mood is right
  • High energy or House music when heading to Vegas

Hakeem Valles –             

  • Gary Vee audio experience podcast

OG Mack Drama

  • Top Star Hip Hop Podcast

Curtis Fisher

Marcus Peterson

  • RnB, Hip Hop or soft jazz.
  • I’m more of a mood guy so it could be various hip hop artists or Sade.

Tanya Stanfield

  • Road Warrior Strong playlist

Toni Nicole

  • DMX “Party Up (Up In Here)”

Jeanine Wright

  • Song – Shake Shake Senora, Harry Belafonte
  • Podcast – The Longest Shortest Time

Big Sandy –

  • He listens to the various albums he bought while traveling on previous trips.

Jethro Alcuaz –

  • Reggae music, but it also depends on my mood

Pete Kotzbach

Business travel allows for more and more choices to listen, relax, learn and interact with the advent of smart phones and the growth in the internet platforms. Technology takes asking the question “what are you listening to?” to a whole new level.

Toni Nicole – Hip Hop Development

Toni Nicole at work hip hop hiphop rap music management label a&r

Today’s podcast is with entertainment CEO, Toni Nicole. She is the founder & CEO of Enterprise Management and RE•IGN Movement which is a platform for Hip Hop Artist Development and Management.

We talk about her personal travel habits and some tips. Toni gives tips to her younger artists about the differences between traveling for fun and traveling for work.

Toni Nicole Quick Bio

Enterprise Management is a firm that manages Recording Artists / Actors / Writers / Comedians / Speakers. They also provide management and marketing to businesses and brands. They promote Networking Events, Conferences, Concerts, Workshops, and Fashion Shows to name a few.

She is also a Co-Founder of Act of Faith Hands of Love Organization alongside National Gospel Recording Artist Howard Sapp. This organization is nonprofit. They execute community events, concerts, and conference in the USA and around the globe!

Toni Nicole Hip Hop Development on social media:

Toni’s traveling music/song/podcast choice is:

DMX – Party Up (Up In Here)

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Transcript:

00:04

hey on today’s The Travel Wins podcast I’m

00:06

lucky to have Toni Nicole. How are

00:08

you hey Toni

00:10

excellent Toni is the CEO and

00:13

founder of enterprise management and

00:15

Reign management and thankful to have her as

00:18

we’re both catching flight you have one

00:20

coming up tomorrow and I’ve got one in a

00:22

few days so how’s everything going for

00:25

you everything’s going pretty good

00:27

everything’s been steady it’s been busy

00:29

constantly making moves in between

00:33

states so yeah it’s been good that’s fun

00:38

so what exactly what is Enterprise

00:41

Management arranged and how did you get

00:43

started with that

00:44

so Enterprise Management is the

00:47

entertainment management company where I

00:50

assistant manager recording artists

00:52

actors producers screenplay writers

00:55

comedians authors you name it anyone

00:59

that needs assistance in the

01:01

entertainment industry

01:03

that’s what we’re here for rain movement

01:06

is a division that is under Enterprise

01:09

Management that I created specifically

01:11

for hip hop recording artist so right

01:16

now currently have two clients under

01:19

that division okay kind of behind the

01:23

scenes of actual the music industry is

01:26

how much moving around and helmeted

01:29

moving parts or I guess that a lot of

01:31

people don’t see it first management

01:34

publicist yeah well pretty much like

01:37

Enterprise Management we do everything

01:39

like we we take care of the you know

01:42

being a publicist we take care of the

01:44

marketing I have a management team of

01:47

seven people so we pretty much develop

01:51

formulas and campaigns for all of our

01:53

clients especially in the music industry

01:56

so we know that that industry changes so

01:59

much as far as like the elevation of of

02:03

where artists goals so we make sure that

02:06

everything is pretty much taken care of

02:08

I for one have been in the music

02:13

industry

02:13

over 20 years so I’ve seen it evolve

02:16

into a different level that’s it I would

02:21

I would say what I’m trying to think

02:22

real quick but I would say the music

02:24

industry probably changed the most in

02:26

the last 15 to 20 years just with the

02:29

with technology you know farting yeah I

02:35

mean every 20 years knows cassettes and

02:38

CDs yeah exactly

02:42

yo natural albums yeah so you know we

02:46

were phasing out albums I mean you still

02:49

got some albums you still have you know

02:51

the DJ’s they’re still doing old-school

02:54

mixes but even that’s starting to become

02:56

extinct because now you have mixing

02:59

boards and they’re doing everything

03:02

different so you know everything is

03:06

digital now well even the the

03:08

distribution of records you know being

03:11

used to have the record labels actually

03:14

produced albums and promoted the albums

03:18

and now it’s all digital

03:19

yeah everything’s digital so now you can

03:23

go on Amazon and you can buy a single

03:26

and download it so they can go to your

03:29

mobile device it’s the one of vs. yes

03:32

Tinley versus going to you know or

03:36

ordering a CD you know like before you

03:40

know it mixing you know there’s not

03:43

going to be a music section in Walmart

03:46

or Best Buy you know this is what we’ve

03:48

done online you know everything is just

03:50

digital download and I think that that’s

03:54

what’s really changed for the record

03:57

labels you know what do they doing it ya

03:59

know just because the artists and in

04:04

firms like yours can set up the tours

04:07

they can set up for a lot of the

04:09

promotion the publicist they are stuff

04:12

so what does what does Columbia Records

04:14

or Capitol Records you know what are

04:18

they providing they’re having to

04:20

restructure a lot of the ways in which

04:23

they use to more accustomed to so when

04:26

it comes down to

04:28

even down to the front money per se the

04:32

advances are different like I came

04:35

across a record label there were

04:38

independent label and they weren’t even

04:41

when they wanted to sign an artist on

04:43

but the way they were doing it is okay

04:46

well we can promote you under the label

04:48

but you have to pay for these packages

04:50

so now they’re actually expecting

04:52

artists to pay upfront so – you know

04:56

just to be recognized you know just to

05:00

have you know the leeway that they need

05:02

to have as artists so that’s how some of

05:04

these independent labels are doing but

05:08

the major labels that are less yeah the

05:10

major labels that are left there are

05:13

doing some advances but at the same time

05:15

the turnaround to pay in these you know

05:19

paying the money back is ridiculous

05:23

well they have the 360 deals now that

05:25

they never had before I remember yeah

05:28

yeah where they want a piece of the

05:30

merge the two er everything yeah yeah

05:34

what they want to do before that was

05:37

always left to the artist you know I

05:40

mean they would get that because from

05:42

what acted so I watched some of the

05:44

documentaries and all that and you know

05:46

it is the things that make their money

05:49

on the record sales man and even the

05:53

distribution but now now the record

05:55

sales aren’t there so now they’ve got to

05:56

make their money from everywhere else

05:58

yeah because I mean if you think about

06:01

how the distribution was back then you

06:05

were thought you were getting something

06:06

when they would pay you 75 cents off off

06:10

of a CD yeah 75 cents or a dollar – on

06:13

the CD or a per album and when they will

06:17

break that down and you know you

06:19

multiply that by selling platinum levels

06:22

where you were selling over millions of

06:24

copies you know or or you double

06:28

platinum or something like that back

06:30

then like the era with prints in Michael

06:33

Jackson you know that’s how they made

06:35

their millions because they were always

06:37

selling out their records but now the

06:39

count is so different

06:41

put money off of a digital download

06:43

because you got so many different faulty

06:48

systems who are downloading the music

06:50

for free and there’s no tracking on that

06:53

yeah fundin you know I mean as bad as my

06:58

sense there are times when I’m driving

06:59

down the road cuz I travel a lot for my

07:01

work and and and I I put on YouTube

07:05

cuz I have unlimited data on my phone so

07:08

I’m going YouTube and start watch it I

07:10

won’t watch the video though I’ll just

07:12

play the music here’s it through the

07:15

YouTube channel from that’s free yeah so

07:18

so so it’s almost like why buy it you

07:21

know when you can listen to it for free

07:24

you know because YouTube is not doing

07:27

like title of some of them where they’re

07:29

only giving you a certain amount of of

07:32

minister listen to a song you know then

07:35

you have to pay for the membership in

07:36

order to listen to full access or even

07:38

download yeah so you know it’s so

07:41

different now but yeah a lot of people

07:43

are even downloading music from YouTube

07:47

for free now jay-z

07:49

wised up and he was able to block some

07:52

of his newer albums that were released

07:55

so that no one could download them

07:57

through YouTube yeah so he he with the

08:01

extra mile on doing that I don’t do that

08:04

I have to my friends are artists exactly

08:08

yeah you want to be supportive and I

08:10

think a lot of times people don’t

08:11

understand you know you want to support

08:13

the artists because that is part of

08:15

their income and you know there are

08:18

still tracking of the music when you are

08:21

paying that emails royalties are still

08:23

being calculated and being accounted for

08:26

well I would like I didn’t go I mean I

08:29

think it’s the misconception is that

08:32

I’ve had a few NFL players on my podcast

08:34

lately and there’s a misconception is

08:38

everyone’s Cam Newton you know

08:39

everyone’s you know drew brees making

08:43

you know 10 15 20 million a year well

08:45

yeah the guy’s the majority of the guys

08:48

the Basinger the guys are making a

08:50

hundred 150 thousand a year then and

08:55

you know it’s like artists everyone

08:56

takes all its yeah you’re an artist it

08:58

doesn’t matter I miss if I take a couple

09:00

dollars from you but a lot of the

09:02

artists unless you’re that top-level

09:04

Drake jay-z you’re not making a lot of

09:08

money yet and so 75 cents or a buck and

09:12

help yeah yeah that’s just me it’s a

09:20

very tedious business yeah well yeah

09:24

that like I said I mean I think there’s

09:26

a misconception that you know an artist

09:28

goes up and sings a song and then just

09:30

start stirring and everything’s fun you

09:33

know and then there’s a lot of behind

09:35

the scenes stuff that happens that has

09:37

to happen just just like well you know

09:40

you’re you’re heading to Italy huh yes

09:44

I’m heading to Atlanta one of my artists

09:47

is having an album release on a

09:50

listening party tomorrow so I have to be

09:54

in attendance for that make sure

09:55

everything runs smoothly well how long

09:58

will that be

09:59

how long would triple that before two

10:01

days or mm-hmm

10:06

for one a to our party no I it in for

10:15

another hour so this is routed

10:16

differently yeah but yeah it’s a three

10:21

hour party and the guest me attendees

10:23

will have fun about three hours but for

10:25

you planning it set scheduling getting

10:28

everybody else getting plates

10:30

yeah networking and everything like that

10:33

yeah because you mean that’s that’s the

10:36

biggest thing when we’re doing the

10:37

events when we put this together and we

10:40

want to make sure that we allow enough

10:42

time to be able to network with people

10:46

the guests that come because you never

10:49

know what opportunities happens you know

10:52

when you’re talking to people you never

10:53

know about the connections that can be

10:55

made so you know just making sure that

10:59

the promotion and PR is set I’m always

11:02

very hands-on with every event that we

11:05

do so no matter what’s going on

11:09

I have like a gang plan ABCD I don’t

11:13

know making sure that this person is set

11:15

up making sure that sound check is done

11:17

making sure that everybody is in

11:19

position where they need to be who’s

11:21

Manning the door all that kind of stuff

11:23

so it’s easy right yeah easy when you’ve

11:28

been doing this for some so long Enoch

11:32

Bible of I as well so yeah I’ve yet to

11:36

meet the overnight success you know that

11:39

leads a person in business who just oh

11:41

six months ago I started doing this and

11:44

I’ve just been world with it’s always

11:45

you know twenty years fifteen years

11:47

thirty years right you know and then and

11:51

then you get that I have two daughters

11:53

in their twenties and and their friends

11:57

and so I was like oh how do you do that

11:58

go yeah thirty thirty plus years that’s

12:00

how I got to do this you know yeah yeah

12:04

I tell people all the time to see

12:06

outside of I do public and motivational

12:10

speaking outside of just doing you know

12:13

enterprise management and great movement

12:16

so I do speak on a lot of how you know a

12:20

lot of things doesn’t happen overnight

12:22

you have to look at building your brand

12:25

up it takes it will take a while you

12:29

know I’m saying I mean unless you

12:31

stumble across a fortune or something

12:33

like that yeah that happens with people

12:37

but that can not get you ready even at

12:42

that time so it’s like you really want

12:44

to be educated and learning about what

12:47

you’re building and not be so quick to

12:50

okay rule I want that success on what

12:52

that car I want the house I want this

12:54

that will come but you want to make sure

12:57

that you can sustain and then and

12:59

maintain what you’re going after because

13:02

you can’t do that if you’re just trying

13:04

to get overnight success you’re not

13:06

going to to win you know you’re not

13:09

going to really get the fulfillment out

13:10

of what you’re building

13:11

waste of time hey that’s that’s why I

13:16

figured out why I’m won the lottery yet

13:18

yes I would elaborate me

13:25

there’s a different plan for me out

13:27

there everybody has their own using plan

13:31

so you know as much as I would love to

13:33

win the lottery and reduce my time then

13:36

okay well I guess I got some more

13:37

learning I need to do exactly right I

13:42

guess I have two traveling questions for

13:44

you for you what’s the most difficult

13:46

part of the travel and then what do you

13:48

think the second question is going to be

13:49

for your artist what’s the thing that

13:52

they don’t think about beforehand like

13:55

if you find a new artist and you go

13:57

Penny’s never been on tour before blows

13:59

him away or makes him go this is what I

14:02

expected well the biggest thing timing I

14:05

have to put in is timing I have one

14:09

artist where they totally missed their

14:12

flight on they was prepared they know

14:17

everything was set checked and some

14:19

luggage and you know they weren’t paying

14:23

attention

14:24

call for the flight missed the flight

14:27

and like well you have a show to do you

14:33

missed in the flight you know you

14:34

getting penalized for that not only a

14:37

reflection on you definitely reflect

14:40

upon my company you know cuz I’m

14:43

representing you

14:44

Oh timing I was the biggest thing and

14:47

they have this hiccup moment with all

14:50

yeah I need to be on time absolutely you

14:53

need to be on time you know I’m we’re

14:56

flying out and as you already know

14:58

flights can be unpredictable you can’t

15:01

always you know all the kind of stuff

15:03

can happen

15:05

we at the airport you know or even when

15:08

you’re coming flying in and god forbid

15:11

you to misplace your luggage or your

15:14

luggages lives you know it’s all kinds

15:16

of stuff so I hate flying into huge

15:20

airports but I know I have to you know

15:25

like Atlanta’s the worst to me Atlanta

15:29

is like the worst I can’t stand it but

15:31

you know so far the many times you fly

15:35

into a year the hang of it

15:36

you know where to go not to go and you

15:40

know you basically need to have on some

15:41

good running shoes and you can get to

15:43

the you have a short layover and I try

15:49

to tell them I try to tell my artist

15:51

like do not get caught up thinking that

15:52

although I can leave if you have an

15:55

outer layer but you need to stay put

15:56

don’t even dare leaving the airport to

15:59

go outside anywhere it’s not worth it

16:04

you have to get back in you know check

16:08

in make sure everything is cool and then

16:10

you have to get where you need to be to

16:12

UM for your departure you know for you

16:15

to get onto the plane so I tell people

16:18

do not leave the airport if you have an

16:21

hour

16:21

you know layover don’t do it I mean

16:25

there are so many conveniences now at

16:27

the airport’s that you that you don’t

16:31

need to unless you’re trying to meet

16:32

somebody specifically or whatever which

16:34

I never did I was along with you unless

16:37

I had like a four or five hour layover

16:39

yeah that is different yeah but you know

16:42

God job I wouldn’t answer that for me I

16:46

wouldn’t want the stress of wanting to

16:47

have to get back in line and do

16:48

everything all over again

16:50

exactly it’s very time-consuming you

16:52

don’t want to do that because of lines

16:54

get long they get little because you

16:56

know especially at particularly times

16:58

that you’re traveling you know midday

17:01

morning is long just people are trying

17:04

to get early flights people are getting

17:05

new flights you know you’re gonna wait

17:08

you have to wait and there sometimes if

17:10

you waiting in line I mean you’re barely

17:12

cutting it close to getting onto your

17:15

next flight you go through security you

17:17

know all that kind of stuff just like I

17:19

said just the stress it’s not worth it

17:21

for me it is it’ll work for me me better

17:25

so you know I always tell like I tell my

17:28

team like when we’re traveling make sure

17:31

you got everything they should we stay

17:33

together I hate chafing like kids but

17:36

I’m like I gotta make sure we’re all

17:38

together so that we can get on this

17:41

plane together get off this plane

17:43

together and everything’s fine I don’t

17:45

have time to be trying to send out a

17:48

search party

17:50

whatever yeah one person is not home

17:52

alone this is not you know going through

17:56

that because not worth it

18:00

in my previous life but I was a manager

18:03

I had 70 people that work for me and I

18:06

know that is the one thing I don’t miss

18:10

about being a manager anymore is hurting

18:15

the Cape’s

18:15

you know just like come on come on the

18:21

responsibility this is something that it

18:24

really is yeah I’d be fine I’m ready

18:27

and then there’s always there’s almost

18:29

always one person you forgot a bag or

18:32

left her phone somewhere yeah yeah or

18:38

forget the ticket you know forgot the

18:40

boarding pass that I can’t locate it on

18:41

their email or something yeah I’m one

18:44

hand here and I’m like ah that’s where

18:50

you earn your money yeah yeah I figure

18:53

that when you’re in your buddy feeling

18:56

all that schooling all the BS

19:01

are there any hotels that you try to

19:05

stay at or is it just wherever

19:07

whatever’s Kinkos how do you how do you

19:09

go about finding a place to stay and

19:11

tell I’m gonna tell you about me I have

19:14

been called a hotel snob okay and this

19:18

particular brand that I stay at and I

19:20

stay at only and I’ve built up my points

19:25

a lot so that can get four nights and

19:27

you know Marriott brands se Marriott has

19:31

teamed up with Starwood Preferred hotels

19:35

which is like the Sheraton and the W

19:37

Hotels so basically I can use my points

19:41

at either one of those brands Hilton’s

19:43

Hyatts Marriott’s those are usually the

19:48

brands that I go for and now if I’m

19:52

really got to stay somewhere and there’s

19:55

no other choice I will stay at a choice

19:58

hotel only if it’s a comfort sleep or

20:01

comfort me and I’m nesting

20:02

yeah

20:04

I don’t do it I don’t do the motels

20:09

where I have to get to my room from

20:12

outside you know interior room my team

20:21

will tell you they were if they were

20:23

here on the phone now they’d be like yes

20:25

they will repeat everything that I just

20:27

said to you she does not do rooms when

20:31

you got to go in from the outside they

20:32

have to be interior like I thought if

20:37

you sound very silly to my wife this is

20:43

kind of big resort and there’s a villa

20:45

there is a different story you know

20:48

front door with a doorbell is different

20:50

yeah I’m kind of fear for my life I

20:55

don’t know where I’m at tight atmosphere

20:57

those type of motels no I’m not doing it

21:00

see for me when I when I travel when I’m

21:02

on the road I don’t really care as long

21:05

as it’s pretty clean I’m good you know

21:09

but yeah when my wife comes it’s a whole

21:11

different whole different world

21:13

yeah we’re funny you know in particular

21:16

you know really we’re not going for that

21:20

no doubt about that one how much

21:23

traveling to us the book for at near

21:27

entertainment management business um

21:29

well the travelin is picking up so I’m

21:33

probably going to be traveling about for

21:36

this year fifty percent another time I’m

21:40

probably going to be on the road things

21:42

are starting to pick up now with the

21:43

traveling so I’m looking at over the

21:46

summer I’m going to be doing those

21:48

traveling one semester so they’re going

21:50

to Chicago going to Fort Myers Florida

21:55

be back and forth to Atlanta because I

21:58

do have a lot of clientele in Atlanta

22:00

and then also going to Africa October

22:06

some go to Kenya Africa to do a big

22:09

conference and we’re also going to be

22:11

breaking ground to build a clinic and a

22:13

school there so that’s

22:17

happen the first week of October and

22:19

then Dubai is in November so that’s

22:23

about it right now

22:25

oh that it just have to buy for right

22:31

now so anything else can be added at any

22:34

time so you know that goes right here

22:38

you’ll know it always like that yeah

22:41

that’s a lot that’s awesome traveling

22:44

though I mean going to Kenya for that

22:45

reason yeah it’s work but it’s got a

22:49

bigger purpose yeah yeah does so you

22:53

know there’s like a family we do

22:54

conferences in different countries and a

22:57

mid year because I also partner up with

23:00

I have a business partner outside of my

23:03

entertainment company where we have a

23:05

nonprofit organization to go to

23:07

different countries and we do like

23:11

different conferences and we you know

23:15

help is much as we can we do stuff here

23:18

in the United States but we also do

23:19

stuff you know in different countries so

23:21

next year I think we’re going to be

23:23

going to Tokyo to do a conference and

23:27

some other some other places in London

23:31

so I got it I got to get with him again

23:33

to see what our plan for 2020 is going

23:37

to look like so cool though I mean just

23:42

bring it I’m answer this question how

23:49

important a lot of the successful people

23:52

I talk to have multiple things going on

23:56

there it’s very rare to go oh I do this

23:59

job and that’s it it’s always it’s a lot

24:03

of people say you know I was just Marcus

24:05

Peterson the you know wide receiver for

24:07

the Chargers but he doesn’t post he does

24:10

public speaking he’s got his MBA he’s

24:13

got he does modeling he just New York

24:16

Fashion Week in Paris Fashion Week he

24:18

did his own apparel brand that he’s 25

24:22

26 years old yeah he does alive

24:25

yeah I’ve kept that with what he does

24:27

yeah he doesn’t love and that’s very

24:30

impressive for his

24:31

age oh yeah absolutely you know and but

24:34

like even like yourself you know your

24:35

your Senor going when you’d be busy just

24:38

with your entertainment stuff but you’re

24:40

also doing the nonprofit stuff and then

24:43

the building buildings in different

24:45

countries and different conferences in

24:48

public speaking and see this is the new

24:52

term now the new term now that people

24:54

are using is called being a serial

24:57

entrepreneur the new terminology that

25:00

people are using and I would call that I

25:03

was called a serial entrepreneur I don’t

25:06

think what is that you know and then it

25:08

had me thinking and I’m like okay the

25:11

serial is really not a good term to you

25:13

because you think about serial killer

25:16

and I said well yeah but it’s multiples

25:19

is different things it’s different you

25:22

know

25:23

interviews that you’re involved in so I

25:27

have been called that I’ve been called a

25:30

mobile I’m not a mobile yet yeah yeah

25:37

I’m saying yet because I think is

25:38

leading there with all the different

25:40

things that I’m doing so you know

25:41

sometimes you got to speak that ahead of

25:43

time but there yet you know I caught

25:47

that I’m heavy yeah yeah exactly but you

25:51

know it’s just different different thing

25:53

you know you’re entrepreneur so you’re

25:55

tackling when you have so many ideas I

25:59

put it like this and you have so many

26:00

ideas and you don’t know where to place

26:03

them you’re constantly trying to figure

26:05

out what you’re going to do with these

26:07

just that there I stay up to 3 o’clock

26:09

in the morning trying to execute

26:13

different ideas that I have in between

26:16

time of me working and I’m like okay

26:19

well I want to do this or I’m going to

26:21

create this program for the men I want

26:24

to do something for the limit or I want

26:26

to do this marketing campaign for the

26:28

artist or I want to see if I can get

26:30

some kind of acting panel for the actors

26:33

you know you’re constantly thinking

26:34

about different things you know and then

26:36

like with me I talk with different

26:39

networks and corporations – on behalf of

26:43

you know finding

26:45

opportunities for my actors for my

26:47

screenplay writers and so forth so you

26:50

know I’m constantly talking to people

26:52

and costly staying busy so I can

26:55

understand the term of being called a

26:56

serial entrepreneur so I’m going to

26:59

Tyler episode that just for you yes

27:04

Nicole you’re an entrepreneur you know

27:08

you think do you think that’s um is it

27:12

the way you’ve always been or something

27:13

that you’ve learned that you had to do

27:15

to survive I’ve always been that way

27:18

okay always been that way and i’ma tell

27:21

you what really started for me

27:22

so back in 98 I had the opportunity of

27:26

working with vibe magazine because vibe

27:28

magazine had just came out when see

27:30

Jones introduced it so it was him and

27:34

then Keith Clinkscale

27:36

which was the editor in chief at the

27:39

time so I was able to meet with Keith in

27:43

Atlanta Georgia for a music conference

27:46

that they had put on courtesy of my

27:49

magazine and I wanted to learn more

27:51

about the music industry then so I said

27:54

was perfect opportunity for me to go

27:56

there and it absorbed everything that I

27:59

could at that time of what music

28:01

industry consisted and he saw me and he

28:05

saw my drive and everything and he was

28:07

like you know what why don’t you come on

28:09

board with us and travel with us and we

28:13

can you know pretty much train you up on

28:15

how to conduct these these seminars and

28:19

these concert series and so forth so I

28:23

liked a lot by just being under by

28:26

magazine and that’s where really sparked

28:31

that drive for me for the music industry

28:33

was just that moment I gotcha but do you

28:38

think that’s something I mean I guess I

28:40

look at and go there’s there’s a lot of

28:42

20 year olds out there that think they

28:45

can do it but you know I don’t know it

28:49

like I’m the same way when I talk to you

28:51

that’s that’s how blurry how this

28:52

podcast got started you know the number

28:57

one salesman in the company that

28:58

work for I’m making more money than I

29:00

ever thought I’d make and yet so why

29:03

would I start a podcast you know because

29:07

it’s time-consuming it’s setting up

29:08

appointments its editing its audio its

29:11

publishing its website yeah yeah it’s

29:15

just way my brain works and then when I

29:17

talk at different people I’m always like

29:19

is unlike you I’m like okay well what if

29:22

you get that nuts you know what so to

29:25

start with this and then move to that

29:27

and mama box Deloitte the next steps

29:30

yeah things change all the time you know

29:33

I’m saying so you’re always willing to

29:35

find a way and you can make different

29:38

avenues better everybody is is solely in

29:42

competition of how they can create

29:45

something new or something different

29:47

they write they mail publicly say it out

29:50

loud but that’s what you’re doing you’re

29:52

actually in competition with other

29:54

entrepreneurs that you haven’t even met

29:55

yet

29:56

that you you know you come across and

29:58

see what everybody else is doing but

30:00

you’re trying to invent what is the best

30:02

thing for you to do with your butcher

30:05

podcast for which our company or with

30:06

your brand I’m constantly doing that

30:10

every day when it comes down to

30:12

Enterprise Management and rain so you

30:15

know I’m looking at that all the time

30:17

but what is it really yeah

30:21

hey I woke up before 3:00 this morning

30:23

so I’m good with you okay yeah right

30:26

I’ll take a 10-minute nap and then I’ll

30:29

just keep going you know yeah I went to

30:32

bed at 3:30 and then I woke up at 7:00

30:34

so I was like okay well I’m up this

30:37

early I wanted to sleep in a little bit

30:39

but I didn’t work so like all of my day

30:42

I’m just a I’m same way like my was like

30:45

you know you can sleep in saying like I

30:48

know but then I wake up I like pull with

30:50

that X or two or three hours I can get

30:52

stuff done yeah it doesn’t that doesn’t

30:54

that doesn’t affect my wife and I

30:57

spending time together you know right

30:59

exactly I can release some of the

31:03

pressure off my brain and really enjoy

31:07

it enjoy the time that we spend together

31:08

versus voice thinking about what I

31:10

should be doing instead of spending time

31:12

with my wife

31:13

so that’s about nuts how do you balance

31:19

your travel a lot doing all how do you

31:21

balance friends families relationships

31:24

and then with all the traveling you’re

31:26

doing well the thing with my life is I

31:32

do at times allow hours where I can just

31:39

really sit back and listen to music but

31:42

because I love what I do and then

31:44

basically my family is a part of my

31:47

business so we’re pretty much in it

31:51

together we why we’re out of town

31:54

sometimes we have downtown down times we

31:57

may find like maybe a top golf or fine

32:01

some kind of amusing it cuz we’re big

32:04

kids too at times you know we’re going

32:06

and this you’re never too old to go

32:09

bowling you know too old to do golf you

32:11

never too old to you know play games

32:14

stuff like that so you know that’s what

32:19

we normally do we have downtime and we

32:21

say okay there’s a little entertainment

32:24

thing let’s go check it out let’s do

32:26

some bowling let’s do karaoke you know

32:29

we make it fun you know but you make it

32:32

fun and stuff like that so that’s

32:35

usually where the balance come in it I

32:38

shut myself down if I feel like I’m

32:40

being worn out or I’m overworked I will

32:43

say okay it’s time for a vacation I’m

32:45

going to shut off my phone I’m going to

32:46

get nothing you know and I’ll let my

32:49

people know excuse me I let my team know

32:52

hey I’m going to be unavailable for 48

32:56

hours so you know anything that you got

32:59

going on please contact me on this day

33:03

and we’ll tackle it or this is my backup

33:06

contact that person does get back to me

33:09

and then that’s it because you have to

33:11

do that you have to you have to take

33:14

time out for yourself

33:16

and because you’ve got to burn yourself

33:18

out yeah that’s I would say I’ll tell

33:23

you that I think

33:26

a lot of the younger people that I talk

33:27

to that do what I do I’m outside sales

33:29

rep so you know I work for a clothing

33:32

company and we have four line releases

33:34

years on out on the road four times a

33:36

year doing the same wrapping pretty much

33:39

but the bill the young people tend to

33:42

easy they’re either super lazy and

33:45

they’re just they do the bare minimum or

33:48

they just want to work work work and

33:50

make a lot of money and for me it’s the

33:53

balance in between because I’ve done

33:55

both you know I might I remember my

33:58

twenties and her I was like I gotta go I

34:00

gotta go make as much as I can

34:02

money money money I have two small kids

34:04

and wife had the whole thing go now it’s

34:08

a balance now I’ve been offered other

34:10

positions that were maybe a little bit

34:12

more money I didn’t have the the

34:16

work-life balance you know so I’m

34:20

hopefully people can hear our stories

34:23

and figure that out quicker than we had

34:26

you but you never know right right and

34:29

that’s that’s always been a goal of mine

34:31

I’m like you know don’t go exactly the

34:35

same route I went find a different route

34:38

to go you know I mean be inspired but

34:40

buying your own way yeah because they’re

34:44

gonna do it anyways I mean for the most

34:46

yeah exactly

34:48

I tell my daughters all the time you

34:52

know I’m gonna go we’re heading you know

34:55

you were I drove in a car and I was

34:57

heading towards a cliff no one told me

34:59

there was a cliff there so thankfully I

35:01

didn’t go off the cliff but I wasted a

35:03

lot of time not knowing that there was a

35:04

bridge just around the corner right so

35:08

now I’m trying to tell them where the

35:09

bridge is and they’re still going

35:10

towards the cliff because they think

35:13

they know better or do they think you

35:14

know yeah yeah yeah yeah oh man whatever

35:17

okay I’m telling you that’s a cliff

35:20

there there’s a cliff there you don’t

35:21

tell you the bridges right over there

35:23

there yeah yeah oh man whatever we know

35:29

the GPS in the same way there’s been

35:33

plenty times that your GPS is the same

35:35

way I was in Miami I kid you not I was

35:38

a me me and a friend of mine we were

35:45

there and it was kind of like a business

35:47

last girls trip first beat and GPS we

35:51

were looking for someplace to eat

35:52

looking for at Friday’s seems like

35:55

Friday’s well so they had us on 95 and

36:02

the GPS had been there to tell me that

36:06

my destination was on my right and I’m

36:08

on a major highway so I’m like what are

36:11

you talking about you know you get ready

36:14

behind us I think I think GPS was trying

36:17

to set us up to die I don’t know what

36:19

was about to happen because when you’re

36:20

95 in Miami driving it’s like the Indy

36:23

500 don’t nobody know where 80 80 miles

36:26

an hour means it’s like they’re actually

36:29

doing the speed limit of what the

36:31

highway is 95 or 100 so you know this is

36:37

don’t nobody understand me slowing up or

36:40

pulling over to the side they’re going

36:42

to help me there but you best believe my

36:44

car is going to be dented up or the rim

36:46

is going to be dented up so it is

36:49

terrible like it’s for me I mean isn’t

36:54

the same way yeah I always tell people

36:57

like you know I used to live off maps

36:59

like actual maps that you’d have to

37:02

unfold and find you know go to section

37:05

geniuses that’s how was when I grew up I

37:08

had the same thing we opened up a map we

37:12

looked and we we followed it used to be

37:15

tedious time but we would try to figure

37:19

out if we were right here okay right

37:22

here then the road that we need to be on

37:25

is one block over so we need to get to

37:27

that block and it says that’s the street

37:30

even that quest member you have to

37:33

probably a question yeah on your

37:35

computer and with the dress of the dress

37:37

where to go and necklace got you there

37:41

safe

37:42

the GPS GPS will tell you that they’re

37:45

going to reroute you they they’re going

37:47

to tell you this that they want you to

37:51

turn around

37:52

back in traffic knowing that there is a

37:54

quicker way up here just like what she

37:56

was talking about the cliff no one is a

37:58

quicker way up here if I just go

38:01

straight up but it’s telling me to go

38:03

around where I’m wasting ten minutes I

38:06

am if you ever have to use GPS going

38:09

through LA oh don’t go too fast this

38:13

route because you know on paper if they

38:16

show you the fastest route but they also

38:18

try it’s like if it’s like six o’clock

38:21

5:30 at night and it’s saying oh I

38:23

should cross Melrose here like well it’s

38:25

family at seven lanes wide stopping

38:29

their traffic I’ll never be able to talk

38:31

so yeah my boy yeah

38:33

traffic light oh my god and I put her

38:36

right now rerouting me and yeah been

38:39

down that road yeah no I would never

38:42

dare use the fastest route the GPS in LA

38:47

I would never do that

38:48

no not recommended dollar you come out

38:54

here Belair um I should be coming out to

38:58

LA possibly next month I should be

39:01

coming out there have an important

39:02

meeting that I have to be a part of out

39:05

there yeah we’ll try and make it some

39:08

nice weather for you

39:10

you know I’m looking forward to it

39:13

whatever I can do to make weather nicer

39:16

for you just let me other days and I’ll

39:18

put in the request okay I sure will

39:22

I make sure and I put in my list of the

39:25

climate what I’m really expecting and

39:28

these guys take it that way never know

39:32

we had we’ve had this year’s been the

39:34

the wettest year I’ve ever had I mean

39:37

we’re getting record rain and you got

39:40

more rain two days ago then we get in

39:42

the whole month of May on average so and

39:47

now it’s clearance honey go figure

39:50

the game getting a little bevery thing

39:53

yeah that’s that’s the other thing with

39:57

traveling that I’ve found is like you

39:59

said you know you haven’t check what

40:00

Atlanta looks like this we get I’m

40:02

always doing that my coach feels good if

40:05

I

40:06

– go – you know winston-salem or

40:08

Minnesota or North Dakota or Florida

40:11

three three or four days I might have to

40:13

take a couple different things

40:15

mmm absolutely yeah you have to like

40:21

they I get picked on a lot because when

40:23

I travel you know they always say ocean

40:27

you always travel like you want to stay

40:29

for a month I’m like I’m options because

40:31

I never know how the weather’s gonna be

40:33

so I need to make sure that you know

40:35

Kevin will be honnestly

40:37

okay needs just cool if it’s gonna be a

40:40

time where it’s gonna be kind of cool

40:42

which right now we’re not at that season

40:45

where it’s going to be cool anymore like

40:47

you know how was it beginning a year but

40:49

still you know this weathers bipolar is

40:52

very unpredictable in the south so I

40:54

don’t never know what’s gonna happen so

40:56

it can be called one moment and then it

40:58

can be 90 90 degrees an egg so anything

41:02

can happen I know I’m going to Denver on

41:04

Tuesday supposed to rain and be a high

41:07

of 59 I think and then I’m leaving

41:11

without with a low in the 40 still like

41:13

42 and then Thursday when I’m leaving to

41:17

come home it’s supposed to be in the low

41:18

70s I mean it’s crazy right

41:22

you know you can either sleep or

41:24

Thursday and I need a raincoat for

41:26

Tuesday and yeah yeah and you might as

41:30

well go ahead and get stuff for your

41:33

sinuses because you can catch a cold

41:35

because that’s the kind of weather that

41:36

is will have you under the weather you

41:39

know have you catching a cold you know

41:40

how do you have allergies sinus attacks

41:42

you name it I I try to always I mean

41:46

whatever I have to travel in a plane a

41:49

lot mm-hmm

41:51

um for me I’m taking a lot of vitamin C

41:54

vitamins at least just because I know

41:56

I’m going to be around potentially oh a

41:59

lot of sick people yeah yeah yeah

42:02

because you have some people that are

42:04

just not conscious of covering their

42:06

mouth and we’re on the airplane you’re

42:08

very close together so you you’re

42:12

breathing in other people to charge

42:14

yeah there’s no escaping your business

42:17

caping you know

42:18

you is once in a blue moon that you can

42:21

look up and have a roll only to yourself

42:25

you know yeah and yeah because that

42:28

happens to me every once in a while I

42:30

did sometimes of course you you sit in

42:32

that row and you got some people or

42:34

somebody that’s sitting with you and

42:36

they’re talking your head off so you

42:38

really don’t feel like talking you just

42:40

want to listen to your music the whole

42:41

flight and and just you know just wait

42:45

to land or try to catch some Z’s

42:48

something you never yeah you never know

42:52

I mean I literally had both work I’ve

42:54

had really nice people next me no it was

42:56

a pleasure to talk to you I’ve had some

42:57

kids next to me yeah I didn’t feel like

42:59

dealing with it then I don’t I’m had an

43:02

open Rose and I’m like oh little large

43:05

yeah this doesn’t yeah don’t don’t you

43:07

feel like you’re on top of the world

43:09

when you have like nobody there wrong

43:12

with you you know you can pretty much be

43:14

comfortable you can stretch out you

43:16

don’t have to worry about any any part

43:20

of your body touching anybody else yeah

43:22

exactly that’s so true yeah we watch a

43:30

while on my luck up on first class but

43:32

other than that you know if I have to

43:34

catch something reasonable in this

43:36

economy then I’ll do it you know once I

43:39

get there I’m from Sam same way I mean

43:42

for me I did I take her everything’s out

43:45

of my pocket so the company did I hate

43:48

for anything so mm-hmm

43:50

like I said when I go off my wife a

43:52

little different when it’s just me I

43:53

just want to get there you know the

43:54

hotel do but usually and all that I

43:57

didn’t want to get there yeah absolutely

44:00

okay I’ve got one last question for you

44:02

okay

44:04

would be your one go to travel song if

44:14

there was a song that either

44:15

encapsulates which when you’re traveling

44:18

or you just like hearing when you’re on

44:19

the road or traveling is there a song

44:22

that you always find yourself listening

44:23

to there is two songs actually okay when

44:30

I’m driving on the highway

44:32

I listen to I think it’s called party up

44:37

by DMX you know the founder said y’all

44:40

gonna make me lose my mind that’s what I

44:42

feel like yeah so I looked into that

44:45

song when I’m on the highway out I’m

44:48

gonna be good LA traffic website oh yeah

44:51

yeah I don’t think that’s good for me to

44:53

drive what I’m going to Atlanta because

44:55

that’s when sometimes road rage happens

44:57

especially when I’m coming into you know

45:01

the thick of the city and I think I’ve

45:03

learned to switch that song off to

45:06

something a little bit more relaxed so

45:08

I’m ready for those and jazz music maybe

45:10

that’ll kind of switched my mind and my

45:12

driving a little bit the second one is

45:16

Michael Jackson’s remember the time so I

45:18

like that song there you go it’s kind of

45:21

a awesome song to travel with or I

45:24

listen to that on the plane but other

45:26

jazz phonetic I do love listening to

45:28

jazz listening to some some oldies so

45:31

you know something that could kind of

45:33

calm me down some will have any travel

45:35

rage or wrote raids on the road so you

45:38

know yes you know it’s interesting I

45:40

also know a lot about 40 stuff swing

45:42

music big band music yes swing music is

45:46

good yeah I like to do what I’m doing

45:48

when I’m in LA traffic I always go

45:50

because I don’t know all the words so

45:52

I’m just kind of listening to music and

45:53

it’s just there’s a kind of there yeah

45:58

it’s a feel-good music right and it

46:02

tends to bring my stress levels down

46:05

when I’m sitting everything

46:06

bumper-to-bumper traffic for an hour and

46:08

a half yeah but by myself listen yeah

46:11

but thinner so you set up yeah honestly

46:14

music is good yeah I like saying music

46:17

so I’m going to take you back it will

46:20

take you back though it would make you

46:22

think that you’re getting ready to go to

46:23

like where the Rat Pack is the club

46:26

there you know all that kind of stuff it

46:28

might need to be careful you might end

46:30

up in Las Vegas you know or Dean Martin

46:33

and all of them used to hang out be

46:35

careful with that

46:37

unfortunately they Vegas ain’t like that

46:39

no more

46:41

just not my mom’s my wife working Las

46:44

Vegas for 25 years

46:46

person knew and she she started right at

46:48

the end when the mob still ran Vegas and

46:51

now now it’s all corporate owned and and

46:54

it’s just different yeah yeah yeah heard

46:58

people say it’s not the same like I used

47:00

to be so yeah but for the young kids I’m

47:04

sure it’s great because they have all

47:06

the LD on dance clubs that are just

47:08

insane for you for me in my fifties I

47:12

was I went to my first and it was

47:14

nightclub like two years ago

47:16

I don’t like oh I don’t need to be here

47:23

please you to different mindset like you

47:26

know yeah i’ma tell you I did my fair

47:29

share of clubs I really don’t care to be

47:32

in them I mean I do the clubs just for

47:35

my artists but like I may leave early

47:39

because you know once I know that this

47:41

situated but if I just can’t take take

47:44

it the atmosphere then I’m out but

47:46

luckily none of my artists are

47:49

requesting to be a certain clubs they’re

47:51

just ready to do light outdoor arenas or

47:54

you know some outdoor auditoriums or

47:58

something like that then that’s way

48:00

better yeah and it wasn’t the music I

48:04

minded as much it was the volume of the

48:06

music and then you know everything for

48:09

me everyone in there was my daughter’s

48:11

age I mean you know yeah yeah I’m like

48:15

yeah like so when people are around our

48:17

age like I’m four I’m about to be 42 so

48:20

you know you’re young fun to me

48:22

you me and I have also so my age it’s

48:28

like you know there’s a lot of stuff I

48:30

just don’t tolerate no more yeah

48:33

I turned I have 50 I get to be 52 next

48:37

month so okay yeah my daughters are 24

48:42

25 yeah so my daughter’s in 24 25 – when

48:48

I go to a nightclub I’m like all these

48:49

girls are like 21 there yeah some now

48:51

are younger than my daughter’s like now

48:54

yeah and see you’ll be looked upon as

48:57

prey because

48:59

if you be an older male they’d be late

49:02

okay opportunity time so you have to be

49:04

careful with that going to the club

49:05

would be younger women because because

49:11

the Millennials because I think they

49:12

call them now Millennials now we’re

49:14

within that age bracket

49:17

you know the Millennials are on a

49:20

different level you know so to speak

49:22

it’s like we’re not thinking we’re just

49:24

going to go ahead and do you know that’s

49:26

that’s the whole thing about it it was

49:29

linearly so I think that because and to

49:32

a certain extent I think it’s because

49:34

they haven’t experienced a downturn yet

49:36

I had last the last economic book bus we

49:42

had with what 2008 year 2007-2008 so

49:46

it’s been ten years so if you’re 25

49:48

you’re 15 when that happened so if you

49:53

graduate high school and then maybe what

49:54

to college or you out work and you’re

49:56

making decent money you just think

49:57

everything’s great

49:58

I remember that parts yes yes absolutely

50:03

so I’m not living like it’s never going

50:08

to happen so I think that’s why I see a

50:11

lot of young people too because I I’ve

50:13

had friends I have a guy that does what

50:15

I do for a living

50:16

and he he’s making really good money

50:18

he’s 26 you know and he’s million making

50:22

a good plus six eight years and he lives

50:25

in the southeast he lives in um near

50:28

Muscle Shoals Alabama say no no yeah no

50:32

what is that

50:33

and and so it’s not super expensive

50:36

where he lives compared to like where I

50:37

live so he’s making good money I’m like

50:39

man put it away

50:41

go I know I know it feels like it’s

50:43

going to go on forever but it doesn’t it

50:45

just doesn’t Yeah right

50:49

hey I’ve been through three basic

50:51

recessions and I was 23 24 when I went

50:58

through the first ones when the first I

50:59

go for happened all sudden people stop

51:02

spending money it was like what you know

51:06

yes I was trying to help me tell the

51:09

young people have fun put some away boy

51:13

yeah yeah you can tell them you know

51:16

have fun but you know needs to stay well

51:19

you need to see what wasn’t really going

51:21

on out here you fight you have to tell

51:24

your artist you know similar things you

51:26

know they’re starting to blow up and get

51:28

big yeah well I’ve been pretty good

51:32

right now I have artists I have a level

51:34

head which I’m very glad like I have our

51:38

artist that’s under the hip-hop brand

51:41

name as iconic he has a very

51:44

level-headed me in his mid-20s yeah and

51:49

very hardworking he understands the

51:52

process of of the success train when it

51:56

comes to being recording artists in the

51:58

entertainment industry so you know he’s

52:01

been in it for a long time and he’s

52:03

learnt to appreciate it at face value

52:07

for what it is so he knows that things

52:10

are not going to happen overnight

52:12

he’s patient but he knows that he has to

52:14

work hard along the way and my other

52:18

artists are doing the same thing as well

52:20

they’re pretty much level-headed you

52:22

know in their thinking patterns too so

52:24

I’m very glad about that that’s what

52:28

that’s got to be a nice nice film but

52:31

that’s it yeah I was like I said it’s

52:33

like talking to Marcus Peterson smarty

52:35

eye is super nice humble nice when you

52:39

find him so congratulations for you on

52:41

that how do you throw a conic iconic is

52:47

ICO n I see okay mm-hmm

52:55

what’s the best way for my listeners to

52:57

stay in touch with you find out what you

53:00

got going on well they can follow me on

53:03

IG I’m toning the call boss life so I do

53:08

a lot of work on IG they also can follow

53:14

Enterprise Management one Facebook let’s

53:18

see here and Enterprise so WWE

53:24

Enterprise

53:27

rain are e i GN comm that’s another way

53:34

so we’re actually redoing the website so

53:36

that should be up tomorrow so yes so

53:41

we’ve been putting a new facelift on it

53:43

so we just got it down for 24 hours I

53:47

know that feeling yeah I did that about

53:50

a month ago like oh oh yeah yeah yeah do

53:54

effects with one on your web website so

53:56

even though that could stay on top of

53:59

things but yeah absolutely yeah I’ve

54:03

been I’ve been honored to work with a

54:04

lot of great people actors and artists

54:08

and you know you name it it’s been

54:10

really awesome and the clientele is

54:13

growing so you know I I started

54:17

Enterprise Management actually in July

54:19

of last year I had transitioned it from

54:21

my other company I had which was

54:23

technical enterprises and I shift gears

54:25

and flipped it over and now we’re at

54:29

about 25 clients awesome that’s really

54:35

growing for less than a year yeah yeah

54:39

left me here forget about what about my

54:42

oh I’ll make sure that I put all your

54:47

links on my website so people can go

54:49

right you know if they go to my page

54:50

they’ll be able to just hit a click and

54:52

link over to you and see what you’re

54:54

doing ok thank you so much thank you for

54:58

the time I appreciate it I know you got

55:00

a you guys start getting ready for your

55:01

trip so oh yeah yeah well I’m actually

55:04

pretty good I’m headed I’m ahead of the

55:07

game so right now everything’s packed

55:08

some good she likes me she my wife is

55:11

this job and my wife is like whatever we

55:14

leave and that’s what I’ll be packed yes

55:17

I dare dare to ahead yeah I learned my

55:20

lesson a long time ago I know but I

55:22

can’t stand last minute package because

55:25

I always forgive something so if I know

55:28

if I know I’m going to be traveling on a

55:30

Friday then my bags need to be packed on

55:32

Wednesday or maybe even yesterday but

55:36

I’m good like that for by the door you

55:39

know

55:40

walk out the door in the morning I’m

55:43

exactly the same way I tried an early

55:46

morning flight

55:46

I have everything packed up and stacked

55:49

right next to the front door

55:52

yeah laptop is there roll way back is

55:56

there everything’s good exactly but I

56:00

hope you have a great trip

56:02

I hope the album release party is a

56:04

success oh yeah absolutely

56:07

you safe on all your on all your travels

56:10

coming up that’s awesome I’m going to

56:11

keep calling you a favor yank you see

56:14

some pictures from from Kenya and from

56:17

Dubai that’s the awesome oh yeah oh yes

56:20

absolutely I will be posting on stitches

56:22

and say tribal scene YouTube especially

56:25

going to Denver and you said that you

56:29

and your wife are going away as well

56:30

right this weekend yeah yep yeah we’re

56:33

really good I hope you have a whole

56:35

bunch of fun

56:36

I will do our best that’s all we can do

56:39

okay yeah I appreciate your time thanks

56:43

Tony

56:43

all right thank you

5 for Friday with Toni Nicole

5 for Friday with Toni Nicole

Today’s 5 for Friday podcast is with Toni Nicole. Toni wears many hats after 20+ years in the entertainment management industry. She is the founder & CEO of Enterprise Management and Founder & CEO of RE•IGN Movement which is a platform for Hip Hop Artist Development & Management.

Entertainment Management is a firm that manages Recording Artists / Actors / Writers / Comedians / Speakers. They also provide management and marketing to businesses and brands. They promote Networking Events, Conferences, Concerts, Workshops, and Fashion Shows to name a few.

She is also a Co-Founder of Act of Faith Hands of Love Organization alongside National Gospel Recording Artist Howard Sapp. This organization is nonprofit and we execute community events, concerts, and conference in the USA and around the globe!

I hope you enjoy this quick clip on Friday and come back on Monday for the full episode where she talks about working with her talent and how they can improve their travel habits.

Connect with Toni Nicole:

Transcript:

It’s time for another five for Friday podcast. A quick preview of my upcoming guest highlighting their travel stories and travel tips. Make sure to listen to the full episode being released on Monday. If you have an extra minute would like to be notified of future podcast please subscribe to The Travel Wins podcast on most podcasting platforms. Today’s five for Friday podcast is with Toni Nicole. Toni Wears many hats after 20 plus years in the entertainment management industry. She’s the founder and CEO of enterprise management and re ign movement which are platforms for hip hop artist development and management

TTW: I guess I have two traveling questions for you for you what’s the most difficult part of the travel and then what do you think the second question is going to be for your artist what’s the thing that they don’t think about beforehand like if you’ve got a new artist and you know they never been on tour before blows him away or makes them go home this is what I expected

TN: Well the biggest thing timing I have put in time I have one artist where they checked luggage and you know they weren’t paying attention call for the flight missed the flight and like well you have a show to do you missed in the flight you know you getting penalized for that not only is reflection on you is definitely reflect upon my company even though that representing you Oh timing I was the biggest thing and they have this hiccup moment with all yeah I need to be on time absolutely you need to be on time you know we are flying out and as you already know flights can be unpredictable.

You can’t always you know all the kind of stuff can happen we at the airport you know or even when you’re coming flying in and god forbid you to misplace your luggage or your luggage is lost you know it’s all kind stuff so I hate flying into huge airports but I know I have to.

You know like Atlanta’s the worst to me Atlanta is like the worst I can’t stand it but you know so far the many times you fly into it you get the hang of it you know where to go not to go and you know you basically need to have all some good running shoes so you can get to the if you have a short layover and I try to tell them I try to tell my artists like do not get caught up thinking that although I can leave if you have an hour layover need to stay put don’t even dare leaving the airport to go outside anywhere there’s always a place called Phoebe it’s not worth it you have to get back in you know check in make sure everything is cool and then you have to get where you need to be to for your departure you know for you to get onto the plane.

So I tell people do not leave the airport if you have an hour you know layover don’t do it.

TTW: I mean there are so many conveniences now at the airports that you had that you don’t need to unless you’re trying to meet somebody specifically or whatever which I never do I was along with you unless I had like a four or five hour layover yeah it is different yeah but you know God job I wouldn’t answer that for me I wouldn’t want the stress of wanting to have to get back in line and do everything all over again.

TN: Exactly it’s very time-consuming you don’t want to do that because of lines get long they get little because you know especially at particular times that you’re traveling you know midday morning is long just people are trying to get early flights people are getting new flights you know you’re going too late you have to wait and do sometimes if you waiting in line you barely cutting it close to getting on to your next flight you have to go through security you know all that kind of stuff just like I said just the stress it’s not worth it for me it isn’t it is it if I were for me neither so you know I always tell like I tell my team like when we’re traveling make sure you got everything they should be stay together I hate chafing like kids but I’m like I got to make sure we’re all together so that we can get on this plane together get off this plane together and everything is fine I don’t have time to be trying to send out a search party whatever yeah one person is not home alone this is not you know going through that she’s not worth it.

Tanya Stanfield – Road Warrior Strong

Tanya Stanfield - Road Warrior Strong
Tanya Stanfield - Road Warrior Strong

My guest today is Tanya Stanfield. Tanya is a branding expert and founder of Road Warrior Strong. Road Warrior Strong is a fitness concierge built for business travelers. Tanya shares years of experience of traveling for work while learning ways to stay fit and healthy on the road. We also talk about the necessity of good sleep while traveling. It was a great talk and I’m thankful for Tanya’s friendship and time.

TANYA STANFIELD ROAD WARRIOR STRONG

My career has been a series of adventures and “firsts” that have dropped me in the middle of chaos.  Shortly after finishing my degree at the University of Wisconsin, I began my career in London, England and acted as a spokesperson for Homes for Islington – the first American to do so. Upon my return to the States, I took over marketing for a small digital firm in Milwaukee and later, at a startup managed by Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering (Northwestern University). After freelancing for a few years, I made the leap into corporate America where I became the first regional business development manager for a mid-sized consulting firm, expanded the firm’s business development and marketing capabilities while managing and motivating teams.

In my free time, I travel as much as possible, catch live music events, and fit in as much physical activity as possible both inside and outside the gym. In fact, I’m a three-time marathoner and recently launched a fitness hub for business travelers – Road Warrior Strong.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Techstars Seattle 2018 Class
    • Ellevate, Member
    • Vice President of Development, Steppenwolf Associates (2014)

Connect with Tanya Stanfield:

Tanya’s traveling music/song/podcast choice is:

Road Warrior Strong playlist

Click here to see all of the guests listening choices when traveling.

5 for Friday with Tanya Stanfield

Tanya Stanfield Road Warrior Strong
Tanya Stanfield - Road Warrior Strong

5 for Friday with Tanya Stanfield. Tanya is the CEO and Founder of Road Warrior Strong. Road Warrior Strong is a fitness concierge built for business travelers. Sounds like a perfect person to speak with for The Travel Wins podcast. Tanya shares why she started Road Warrior Strong and how it keeps her busy.

Don’t forget to catch the full episode on Monday.

Here’s a clip from her website:

“No matter what my career threw at me, I always made time for working out and eating well. I even trained for my second marathon while working three jobs seven days per week, and never missed a training session. So when I began traveling for work, I thought staying fit on the road would be a piece of cake.

Easy, right?

I saw other consulting colleagues’ health crumble due to stress, horrible airport food, lack of sleep, and weight gain. But I was convinced that wasn’t going to happen to me. So before my first business trip, I spent over an hour on TripAdvisor viewing hotel fitness room photos to make sure I found one that would suit my needs. Needless to say, after all of the time spent doing that and with all of the real work I still had to do, meal planning went straight out the window.”

Connect with Tanya Stanfield:

Transcript:

Tanya Stanfield: You’re absolutely right and I think one thing people struggle with when they’re traveling is you know they go from destination to destination and sort of hope and pray that you know they’ll be able to maintain their health and fitness on the road you know they hope that there’s a decent gym in their hotel they hope that they’ll be able to find healthy meal options where they’re at but I think the disconnect happens when they don’t know that in advance and when you’re in the moment and when you’re traveling it’s such a stressful environment speeding in the first place not only do you not have time to search for those resources when you’re in a destination and you’re traveling but you also suffer a lot from you know fatigue and HSN and when decision fatigue sets in you know you have less ability to make the right choices for your body so that’s something that we’re really trying to do is just really close that gap for people I’m on Instagram and then on the website is I almost like a resource guide as well

The Travel Wins: I mean seems like you’re going after specific cities and really saying here’s how to you know, here’s how to travel in San Francisco or doing more City based types of stuff as well

Tanya Stanfield: We are yeah so right now we’re focusing primarily on some core cities Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle being three of them and expanding as we go along but we do help travelers. I help travelers personally for travelling to multiple destinations you know most recently I helped one traveler who’s traveling to Las Vegas and I helped another who was traveling to Louisville so I love just being a sounding board for people and just really helping them dig in and find you know where they’re gonna work out and where they’re gonna eat healthy while they’re traveling to these various destinations

The Travel Wins: Was your advice do not hit the slot machines in the McCarran Airport Vegas

Tanya Stanfield: It did not. no no it’s surprising because you know Las Vegas isn’t known for being you know a healthy paradise in the least but there are a lot of options there they’re just not very well publicized. So you know for this particular traveler we were able to track down some great resources for her as far as taking yoga classes were concerned which is kind of a surprise and also you know finding places where she could eat you know you know on her dairy-free diet so there are ways where you can you know find what you need for your body on the road again it’s just about having that plan in advance and knowing where to go and where to find it

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Marcus Peterson- Prove Yourself Right

Marcus Peterson NFL MBA Model Business Owner Chargers Wide Receiver Los Angeles

Today’s The Travel Wins podcast welcomes Marcus Peterson, MBA. Marcus is an NFL wide receiver (Los Angeles Chargers), model, business owner and entrepreneur.

His upbringing in Inglewood, California at a very small school made him realize his need to work hard and appreciate everything that happens to him is for a reason. He went on to play football in college at Seton Hill and then traveled to England where he received his MBA. While living overseas he realized how big the world is and that it doesn’t revolve around the US. We also discuss his apparel business, MP Motivational Brand, and what his future holds for him after his football career is done.

I love the fact that he is using motivational phrases for his apparel. Anyone that is sharing positive vibes to the world needs to be recognized.

Marcus Peterson Los Angeles Chargers Social Media 

What The “MP” Brand Represents

“MP” Motivational Brand Apparel, represents for anyone who has ever been over looked, told they couldn’t achieve something, they aren’t good enough, or underestimated. Understanding that there are and will be times in our lives where we will be overlooked and counted out but we can never lose faith or site of our goals. No matter what industry we are in, we all have a story of challenges we endure to achieving success. This notion provides the opportunity to wear our struggles through apparel to ignite our dreams in overcoming the “No’s” in life to becoming living proof of YES! 

“MP” apparel is a great concept to remind others and ourselves that when we recognize our “Why” & “Purpose” in life having control of the ending result and can NEVER give up on our dreams. Understanding, that whatever happens, a human being does not have the last word for on our destiny, God does.

Marcus’s traveling music/song/podcast choice is:

RnB, Hip Hop or soft jazz.

I’m more of a mood guy so it could be various hip hop artists or Sade.

Click here to see all of the guests listening choices when traveling.

Pete Koch – Fitness, Acting and Football

Pete Koch oakland los angeles raiders nfl actor heartbreak fitness workout

My guest on today’s podcast is Pete Koch.

Pete was a defensive end who played five seasons in the National Football League, for the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Los Angeles Raiders. After his football career ended he decided to stay in Los Angeles and started his acting and modeling career.

Always staying in shape Pete added personal trainer to his resume helping people get and stay into shape, including some celebrities. You can follow Pete on his website at www.petekoch.com.

It was great listening to Pete share some stories and he provided some key tips for us business travelers to stay in shape while we travel the roads and skies.

Connect with Pete Koch:

“Make sure you get moving, at the very least you have accomplished something”

Pete’s BIO

YouTube interview show host, actor, fitness expert and retired NFL defensive end. Creator and Host of ‘Breakin’ It Down With Pete Koch’ a YouTube based talk show designed to inform and entertain audiences by interviewing thought leaders and leading experts in sports, entertainment, fitness and popular culture.

Born on Long Island, NY Pete began playing contact football at the age of seven and didn’t stop for twenty years.

Along the way he captained his winning New Hyde Park High School team, then his University of Maryland team to the ACC Championship and appearance in the prestigious Citrus Bowl. Pete received All ACC and All-American Honorable Mention honors. Pete was a First Round selection (sixteenth overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft; selected by the Cincinnati Bengals.  Pete spent four years with the Kansas City Chiefs, notably starting at right defensive end in their playoff run of 1986.  Pete wrapped up his six-year NFL run with the Los Angeles Raiders teaming with future Hall of Famers Howie Long, Marcus Allen and Mike Haines.

Upon retirement from the NFL, Pete transitioned into a successful fitness modeling and acting career starring alongside Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge, Burt Reynolds in Heat and Evening Shade, Patrick Dempsey in Loverboy and others totaling more than 120 Hollywood productions.

Throughout the years, Pete has remained deeply committed to maintaining his strength, flexibility, conditioning and overall health through regular workouts. A natural curiosity and commitment to ongoing education, drives Pete’s continuous research in the field of Athlete Performance. Self preservation factors into the zeal Pete brings to his studies and training, initiated by five orthopedic surgeries (due to 20 years of contact football). Pete’s early exposure and relationships with internationally renowned strength and conditioning experts Dr. Fred Hatfield and Frank Costello motivated him to continue his exploration of cutting edge training methods and techniques. He successfully rehabilitated from two spine surgeries, which helped him to solidify his ideas on the importance of spinal stability/core conditioning.

In 2004 Pete Developed a system of training that he calls Functional Advanced Sports Training or FAST, a melding of numerous scientifically proven training methodologies to optimize neuromuscular control and maximize athletic performance.  Pete was then called on to direct the training of a number of Hollywood luminaries including Tobey Maguire, Joseph Fiennes and Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro.  Pete is currently certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Sports Fitness Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

His FAST Company trains people of all ages and levels of physical condition to help them achieve their fitness and conditioning goals. A University of Maryland graduate, Pete remains committed to ongoing education and research in a lifelong commitment to maximizing human performance and health in people of all ages.

Sandy Knights – Singing and Chasing Dreams

Sandy Knights

Today’s podcast is with singer Sandy Knights. Sandy started singing in her home state of California. She decided to make a career of it and moved to Las Vegas several years ago. Sandy started singing and touring with a local Vegas band, Whiskey Maiden. She traveled to several western states this past year and got to experience life on the road as the only woman in a five piece band. I was excited to speak with a female lead singer that traveled with a band. Part of our discussion was about the hardships of traveling while she was missing out on her hobbies, friends and family.

“I’ve recently come across some free time and I kind of sat back with some solitude and thought to myself, when is the last time I rode a horse? When’s the last time I shot a gun? When’s the last time I went fishing? These are all things I did on a weekly basis back home.”

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I am truly thankful for the time Sandy shared with me. Our conversation was one of several I’ve had with different friends as we are all trying to figure out where we fit in the world and what are we contributing to it. I hope you enjoy the conversation with Sandy Knights.

Sandy’s BIO

They say some people are born to do what they do and Sandy is living proof of that. Since before she could talk and barely walk Sandy’s grandmother would catch her pulling herself from the ground up her high chair and use the handle as microphone to sing in. This came as somewhat of surprise since no one in Sandy’s family had any kind of career in music.

At the young age of 3 Sandy began dance classes and started performing on stage in recitals and in church plays. At age 12 Sandy fell in love with musical theater where she was able to not only dance but also use her vocal talent and began performing in various musicals through Junior High and High School. During her junior year in high school Sandy began thinking about her future. As much as she loved performing she could not ignore her family’s expressed concern for a more stable career path.

Sandy then became a Volunteer Fire Fighter (Fire Explorer) for the city of Fremont and was ranked 2nd in the Academy. After high school Sandy went on to college for Fire Science Technology and was looking to have a career in the Fire Service. Call it fate, call it what you will, or you could just say life took a few different turns and Sandy ended up in Sacramento at age 19. Finally out of her hometown she began searching for her own identity. She worked a couple of fun, but dead end jobs in her first year on her own while continuing various college classes. One night she went out with a few guy friends to dinner at Hooters and was offered a job on the spot. Flattered and ready for new adventure; she accepted. Sandy went on to be crowned Miss Hooters of Sacramento 2007 and competed in Miss Hooters International Pageant in Las Vegas. While in Vegas she appeared on an episode of ESPN’s Best Damn Sports show with Pamela Anderson and Randy Couture. Upon Sandy’s arrival back from Vegas she received a message from the WWE that she had been scouted to audition to become a WWE Diva. During her audition Sandy was asked if she could sing…being out of singing for so long she replied “yes???”. Sandy was then asked to sing for the first time in 3 years and had an overwhelming feeling of stage fright. Sandy made it to the top 25 and was cut in the last round. After the audition Sandy could not stop thinking about singing and wondered how or if she would ever overcome being afraid to sing on her own. Just before turning 21 Sandy was introduced to a friend of a friend who was going to be opening a new country bar in Sacramento and was offered a bartending position.

Sandy, up for another new adventure, accepted. Soon after the bar opening, they began to have karaoke every night and Sandy began singing again. Shyly singing karaoke turned into her becoming “THE Singing Bartender”, which then turned into live bands asking her on stage during shows, which then created a buzz and people began asking Sandy why she doesn’t sing in a band. After 4 years of encouragement and persistence from customers and friends, Sandy joined her first band in 2011. She has since developed as a performer and singer and had no intention on stopping.

Danny David – Digital and Branding Strategist

Daniel David

My guest today is Danny David. Danny is a proven marketing and branding expert in the sports and entertainment industry. He currently works with professional athletes.

“You never know what’s going to happen to the schedule you planned when you left”

Danny’s vast experience in digital media and brand development is one of the reasons why I was so interested in speaking with him. He began working with talent on management and marketing when he was just 18. The social media era was first beginning to boom. Danny attended The Ohio State University and was able to network and see up close what an athlete’s life really entails. Seeing the massive potential for them to capitalize on their brand given the platform they have.

He then started working for VaynerSports, at the time a newly formed sports marketing company, as their Director of Business Development. Now as the Managing Partner of Fifth Down Marketing, Danny is just now hitting his stride in helping his clients realize and maximize their brand potential.

Danny David on social media:

Danny’s traveling music/song/podcast choice is:

Silento – @Silento

Click here to see all of the guests listening choices when traveling.

 

Transcript

00:04

yeah on my Travel Wins Podcast tonight is

00:06

Danny David how are you doing tonight

00:08

danny very well how are you doing well

00:12

start this real quick go bucs

00:13

o h io the Ohio State how you doing

00:25

tonight buddy you doing good good long

00:30

productive day

00:31

speaking of Ohio State one of my clients

00:33

and very good friends Braxton Miller

00:36

brought haircut Thomas et the hip hop

00:39

preacher so high of steel high speed and

00:41

they gave you know students at or spoke

00:45

to students and was pretty pretty neat

00:47

so you know have to be pretty powerful

00:49

yeah you know I was when Braxton told me

00:53

he texts me and he goes are you ready to

00:56

uh you know talk to et were speaking to

00:59

the football team and some student

01:01

athlete I was like you got to tell me in

01:04

advance so I could make sure this is

01:05

documented he’s a but it was awesome

01:08

turned out three um solo a little

01:11

created for the university great people

01:14

and a great career Ephram oh yeah yo so

01:17

you’re the managing partner of a company

01:19

called fifth down marketing except

01:20

correct yeah that’s correct

01:23

um you know quick background on you know

01:27

where I all started or you know you

01:29

could you could have the combo yet so

01:31

fifth down shift down prior to that I

01:33

was with Boehner sports and and I was

01:36

with Gary Vienna’s personal team and

01:38

finish sports first employee and it was

01:41

a great experience and learned a lot

01:43

being there and happy but you know

01:45

people just do my own thing and going

01:48

direction that I’ve always wanted to do

01:50

passionately personally yeah that’s a

01:54

good person to start with oh yeah

01:57

amazing I mean there’s no one better

01:59

than digital marketing Gary and working

02:02

as king on his first there I mean to

02:04

doubt their hm

02:06

the best but and and he I know he’s got

02:09

offices around the country and even it

02:13

go

02:13

internationally now in London I think

02:16

yes with me perkele um Chattanooga that

02:24

that’s one I don’t understand but that’s

02:25

a whole different subject I guess I’ve

02:27

been to Chattanooga and I don’t get that

02:29

but I’m an East Coaster I just I feel

02:32

they might have it there I’m not gonna

02:34

because you know they see different

02:36

trends in that area get different times

02:39

with different grant hey don’t get me

02:41

wrong

02:41

Atlanta where Nashville I understand

02:44

Chattanooga something something hey

02:46

something he’s doing something right

02:48

over there yeah yeah exactly

02:49

you know something I don’t know for sure

02:52

but um so with with v out marketing what

02:57

exactly do you do for first I guess your

02:59

clients oh it’s basically 24/7

03:03

management marketing boutique firm so we

03:07

do everything from running their

03:09

day-to-day you know 24/7 like right now

03:12

for example I’m finalizing the

03:15

measurements for a client for Fashion

03:17

Week

03:18

but I’m also making sure that you know

03:21

the housing is taken care of for the

03:24

Superbowl when they attend and they go

03:26

down there um getting marketing deals

03:29

growing a brand on and off the field you

03:31

know quickly the reason why I do this to

03:34

be honest is I went to the Ohio State I

03:37

noticed there’s so many students

03:39

actually to graduate who ends up trying

03:41

go to the NFL so I’m talking about how

03:43

hasta in particular do not capitalize or

03:46

monetize that Brandon they built um from

03:50

that University fifty thousand students

03:52

nationwide

03:53

they’ve huge audiences and the NFL’s two

03:56

and a half hater lifespan realistically

03:58

oh it’s so it’s like what are you going

04:01

to do right after school um whatever

04:04

school you go to are you know self

04:05

relationships with that hometown that

04:07

University and go back there for

04:09

appearances and you know basically make

04:12

money off the field and develop you know

04:14

general generational wealth and income

04:17

for your grandkids and great-grandkids

04:20

because in the day like you can make

04:23

them NFL any professionally but as

04:26

you’ve eating it for a while

04:27

are not in your favor but put that aside

04:30

like you want your great grandkids – you

04:34

don’t know when your careers on hand and

04:36

so you know if you’re going to make it

04:37

you get guy going to the dress and you

04:40

get an injury and god forbid what

04:42

happens next but if you’re a figure and

04:44

influential at wherever you come from

04:46

your hometown or university and you can

04:49

be on that mountain Rushmore in 20 years

04:50

you always have the opportunity to you

04:53

know monetize and connect your audience

04:55

forever and you know that that’s big I

04:58

think that’s the you know so interesting

05:01

you’re saying that I guess I just had on

05:03

my show I was talking about the exact

05:05

same thing you know as far as the

05:07

percentage of how many players from

05:09

college even d1 actually get into NFL

05:13

and then how long their career actually

05:17

is you know with the average being I

05:20

think what 30 months something like up

05:22

to two and a half years 30 months but

05:25

what’s interesting is they’re having

05:26

these other leaks they’re creating the

05:28

Alliance which is new Football League

05:31

which suck pretty exciting they have a

05:34

bunch of really well you know well known

05:38

and experienced coaches professional

05:40

athletes who aren’t any NFL ins daring

05:43

so very nine so that’s exciting but you

05:46

know end the day if you go to at school

05:48

you know USC Texas rockers people in

05:52

Rutgers they all play you’re your peak

05:55

moment like at the University in your

05:58

play prime playing football in life like

06:00

it could be potentially your superstar

06:03

everywhere playground there will that

06:05

happen again

06:06

you know enough the next Valley a term I

06:10

toss who knows but if you’re not make

06:13

sure that you know you’re building ran

06:16

off the field and connecting to that

06:18

audience that’s can lover you on Twitter

06:22

and Instagram because you’re individuals

06:24

that will be there when you’re not in

06:27

the NFL and you should have

06:29

relationships in that connection to it

06:32

that’s so that’s so true and so strong

06:35

how much travel are you doing for the

06:39

digital marketing

06:41

well like a lot this is travel so you

06:44

know I first started travelling back

06:46

when I was in college when I was working

06:48

for Esther and black in Belo Verde um

06:51

it’s a custom despo clothing company so

06:54

I was always traveling I remember you

06:56

know I did Michael Vick’s custom

06:57

sweaters back in New Jersey when using

06:59

the Eagles by God planned the trips

07:02

basically in book you know everything

07:05

can maximize our trip so if we were

07:07

flying out to UM Tampa Bay when Darrelle

07:12

Revis was there you know make sure

07:14

outside we do Darrelle Revis clothing

07:17

we’re going to meet some other potential

07:19

athletes or individuals who can go and

07:21

fit from clothing because the end of the

07:24

day there’s eight oh eight games for in

07:26

the year every NFL athlete needs to wear

07:28

a suit or dress up for those eight oh

07:30

eight mr. rule NFL yes oh well you gotta

07:35

be prepared for it and you always want

07:37

to feel good you look good you dressed

07:39

in so I was traveling a lot man

07:41

now I travel obviously probably once

07:45

every three weeks once a month really

07:49

just depends I’m in Ohio a lot I lived

07:52

there for a while until I see um second

07:55

home to me California I love is just you

07:58

know that’s more of a trip wherever my

08:01

clients are my clients are in

08:03

Canada wherever they knew you’d be

08:05

that’s right my travel on the same boat

08:07

I mean I have my what my one major

08:09

account when they open up a news forum I

08:13

have to travel to it helped set up the

08:15

store train the new salespeople and then

08:17

move on then it can be winston-salem it

08:20

could be Florida it could be Texas

08:21

Oklahoma Montana katha nuga Nashville

08:26

100% so it’s like oh you know like brass

08:31

you know or Egypt Ilya right now

08:33

freestyle again and I love to leave the

08:35

trees 45 minutes away from me so I don’t

08:37

need to go to Houston and take that big

08:40

trip anymore I’m there 30 40 minutes

08:42

just amazing that really what nicer a

08:45

lot nicer

08:47

um but who know right I mean next year

08:50

you could give enjoys it so Seattle

08:52

right no it’s like literally

08:55

yeah Lana this weekend luckily New York

08:57

Fashion Week in New York and then come

09:00

on just freaking uh Carson I’m gonna say

09:05

it’s uh Russell Westbrook’s like fly to

09:08

Seattle now to muse me – yep

09:11

really good I’m on there I’m on their

09:13

watch

09:14

and what you know they’re my boss my

09:16

clients it was like three packs a great

09:18

airport oh yes wherever they say I need

09:22

to be here they need me I’m there

09:25

what’s the hardest part of traveling for

09:28

you it’s you never know what the what’s

09:34

going to happen with your schedule you

09:36

have planned and you have set up because

09:38

we’re in NFL you know senior clients

09:42

that you’re supposed to meet with or you

09:44

have campaigns with a brand you’re

09:45

supposed to shoot up you know an

09:47

endorsement deal or you production set

09:49

up do you have a head coach and you have

09:52

a front office and if they say your

09:54

practice is going to this hour that’s

09:56

when it goes to and if they’re not free

09:58

till ten o’clock p.m. you need it for

10:00

our shoot it is it is what it is and I

10:03

don’t damn it so you know that I would

10:06

say the toughest part is having people

10:08

who aren’t in the industry you know come

10:11

and travel for events like a photo shoot

10:14

with a brand or when there’s things that

10:16

come out there ahead of my control or

10:18

the clients control because footballs

10:21

our first job or basketball you know

10:23

every steps what comes first and

10:25

explaining as to them and it never look

10:28

bad if a player is a terrible game on

10:31

Sunday and you have some set up for

10:33

they’re all things whose day things

10:36

might change and you can’t control it

10:38

you just kind of shuffle and figure it

10:40

out so it truly is this a never-ending

10:45

schedule never-ending never-ending um

10:49

you know especially like I was out there

10:52

for the Rose Bowl and I have free time

10:55

that’s a problem you know my goal is to

10:57

me as many individual people in industry

11:00

as possible

11:01

and maximize it um so yeah I might

11:05

contact an old colleague in industry

11:08

and meet up with them who are in my side

11:10

of the space and just make sure every

11:13

minute you’re doing something that you

11:14

can’t do where you live what you only do

11:18

in that area and that’s it it do ever

11:23

schedule a downtime um yeah yeah but at

11:29

the end of the day you know you block

11:31

off an hour with two hours and bam ten

11:34

times abroad words that mean like two

11:35

hours a day like yeah oh yeah you know

11:39

I’ll do I’ll block I was you know love

11:42

my clients under my favorites and come

11:43

on do not disturb your any downtime a

11:45

call I’m gonna pick up the phone oh yeah

11:47

yeah you gotta do it

11:49

I didn’t say I don’t say I didn’t say

11:51

you take downtown so do you schedule

11:52

downtown because I know that but you

11:54

know I do the same thing my lunch I

11:56

block it off for an hour at the end of

11:58

the day there’s some hassle so that’s

11:59

alright I mean you’re working 24/7 this

12:02

industry sunny I just one might one of

12:05

my accounts here in California just kind

12:09

of give them grief but jokingly and

12:11

because he always texts me or emails me

12:13

on Saturday and Sunday and my office

12:16

isn’t open so I’m like I go dude you

12:17

know I’m gonna reply to you but I can’t

12:20

reply to you until Monday morning when

12:22

when the corporate office in Denver

12:23

opens up because I know I don’t want you

12:25

you know you have to read my email to

12:26

Monday I’m like thought no so there are

12:29

quiet like that the nest shirts where

12:32

you’re not like you’re not take laptops

12:34

home sports industry or things of that

12:37

nature because when my colleague is

12:38

insisting that a bigger agency and what

12:41

happens on like a Saturday Friday night

12:44

at ten o’clock it’s there’s numbers like

12:46

if they need you for you think even you

12:48

know like Dave you know accessori you

12:51

know it’s kind of weird

12:52

um but familiar you know West Coast

12:55

times

12:56

now there’s clients over there I’m

12:58

texting and I’m working with and I’ll be

13:01

able you know for a little bit more

13:03

because I’m these clothes and their West

13:06

Coast and I’ll uh I allocate my time

13:09

around I learned their schedules and how

13:12

they uh they operate to take the ions by

13:17

practicing on foreign eighty-nine years

13:19

I know his I don’t have his

13:21

timing schedules work in a way yeah yeah

13:24

well you know it centers my my VP of

13:27

Sales actually works he lived just north

13:29

east of Columbus

13:32

yeah fun wearing clothes with no heat

13:36

Northeast the Columbus Sonia I forget

13:39

this city but um you know you know he

13:42

knows on West Coast one you know it

13:44

might be five or six o’clock gear that

13:47

means it’s you know eight nine o’clock

13:49

his time and he still picks up he goes

13:50

it’s just he tells his wife what I got

13:52

to do just right meet still on the clock

13:56

so that’s a set the industry especially

13:59

the traveling you do you do with

14:00

clothing it’s west coast and you know

14:03

he’s close and that’s the way it is just

14:05

my boss there’s my bosses are my clients

14:08

they’re West clothes and hit and get

14:10

something done I’m getting and God

14:12

exactly I just look like he’s in big

14:15

prairie Ohio I don’t know that’s big

14:17

Prairie I know about the horseshoe that

14:20

I guess it’s a small town about five

14:23

five six other people and there’s so

14:26

many great small towns in um that like

14:29

I’m still learning today where there’s

14:31

clients who come from there since it was

14:33

awesome oh yeah via my family from

14:36

Medina and Brunswick basaltic Cleveland

14:39

so hot was in the building Cleveland on

14:43

to dating you know how the Great Sea

14:46

yeah it’s it’s thankfully my wife is not

14:49

a sports and whatsoever she’s from

14:51

Michigan I mean there’s not a dad at

14:55

that school of North um live a great

14:57

program

14:58

I just the one thing that bothers me is

15:00

the social media machine football camp

15:03

oh hey I did tweeted something like we

15:07

had known as better than us recently in

15:09

August oh yeah come on buddy these great

15:13

athletes rich student-athletes you know

15:15

great program

15:17

crazy University for Tiger timings

15:20

everything social force oh yeah yeah I

15:23

mean for literate for forty years

15:27

my family’s been ripping on Michigan so

15:30

now I’m married to a Detroiter

15:32

and it’s

15:34

they kind of give me grief but I did

15:37

they know she’s not a fan so yeah I mean

15:40

I support you know whatever team my

15:41

clients are on so if I the guy I’m doing

15:43

I’m working trade birth and doing his

15:45

marketing plated Michigan using Michigan

15:47

legend forever I love in their school

15:49

you know I love you know she just

15:53

fishery statue for him twenty ten years

15:56

you know yeah which is interesting

16:00

oh yeah one of my death was identifying

16:03

on my show and and he was a senator for

16:07

Michigan and then he went on to the

16:08

Eagles but um I didn’t even bring it up

16:11

the Wolverine

16:13

so yeah it’s all good it’s all out of

16:15

fun it’s all fun painting Michigan it’s

16:18

my client please played their plays

16:20

there I guess I’m a Michigan all the way

16:23

exactly

16:24

yeah that good but I should see where

16:31

the maize and gold also people know

16:37

maybe as you get older it you know how

16:44

does having a family or relationships

16:46

play into your traveling and you’re

16:48

working definitely srimant are probably

16:51

transparency yeah you know this you know

16:55

twenty seven and you know work comes

16:58

first and like I was working with Gary

17:00

know I’ll be hoping no nor listen to

17:03

this you know there’s a girls dating

17:04

time just like Gary and work or me

17:09

what’s first I’m like right now you know

17:11

it’s my priority my career so I got a

17:15

goat there in Ohio and do these things

17:17

for client and I can’t go to your

17:21

birthday in your backyard

17:22

sorry you know yeah well I mean dude

17:25

that’s you know fortunate for me my wife

17:27

I had this job when I met my wife so

17:30

there was no hey guys

17:33

he gotta be your biggest supporters

17:35

today you know and she knew exactly what

17:38

she was gonna I mean I’m you know I’m

17:39

gone I’ll be a third third at the time

17:43

but that’s when I’m home I’m home on a

17:45

present you know

17:47

that’s food but you have any fears of

17:52

having a family and sorry a family with

17:54

the job you have no because the right

17:57

person will understand that you know

17:59

they’ll get it

18:01

click if they’re in the industry and the

18:03

team in sports will get it that they

18:05

actually wanna you know that trip to the

18:09

figures otic island they’ll understand

18:12

for you know it’s not easy they want to

18:15

go together like this is it this comes

18:18

first what I love doing but yeah the

18:20

family I mean are two brothers who are

18:22

in the concierge and retainment industry

18:26

and you know I wrote I’m surrounded with

18:29

is in the industry and somewhat somewhat

18:31

can we host this so those are the people

18:34

that get in people that support me great

18:36

if you don’t get positive energy and I’m

18:39

not writing with it that’s it’s

18:42

interesting as I’m older than you

18:45

obviously but the there are some people

18:49

that were meant but have travelling jobs

18:52

it seems like and people that were meant

18:53

to have that 905 there’s nothing wrong

18:56

with them nothing wrong at all they’re

18:58

just differently because I lot of people

19:00

I talk to you around where I live right

19:01

how do you do how can you track it you

19:03

be gone for two weeks at a time or a

19:05

week at a time ever what how can you go

19:08

to the office every day they don’t get

19:10

oh that’s not you know it is what it is

19:13

but traveling is something comes up it

19:18

comes up I mean I know Super Bowl

19:20

weekend just weekend next weekend

19:22

factually calm them for that you know

19:25

it’s a recruiting some guys with dread

19:28

and so you got the Columbine and I’m

19:31

gonna combine and there’s so much that

19:33

goes on and squirrel entertainment but

19:36

you know I learned like even if they go

19:39

to the great events and the hottest

19:40

stuff ever the ones who don’t get it

19:43

um aren’t appreciated other in a long

19:46

term yeah I went to sleep on Fashion

19:50

Show line took a guess and they’re on

19:53

industry and that fashion show had to

19:54

keep oh my god it had four excellent

19:58

stats behind Kylie Jenner you might be

20:00

familiar with SM

20:01

we uh-huh I mean we dinner with them as

20:04

bleep line it was a movie but Donna was

20:07

sitting there and this is an event where

20:09

I could have took my older brother who

20:11

but I instead I took them you know a

20:15

girlfriend at the time and ya still

20:18

didn’t appreciate that like hey you got

20:20

pictures with every girl from little

20:22

pretty little liars and right put on

20:25

Instagram but a week later you’re set

20:27

because of monophonic

20:28

12:30 the clock yeah no it isn’t it

20:33

that’s what that dinner because I I get

20:36

the exact same thing I get well that’s

20:37

so cool you get to hang out with I work

20:39

in the western industry and so like you

20:42

know the become world champ under cure

20:44

you know I could call them up and we can

20:46

talk and you see dust wings for me but

20:50

you know if there’s always the trade-off

20:52

there’s always a trade-off and you know

20:55

the right person will understand the

20:57

trade-off and upload agree with that to

21:00

meet that person about familywize like

21:02

my little brother’s birthday was today

21:04

and last night I came back to Jersey

21:06

celebre and you know I spend time with

21:09

him and yeah I mean he’s family comes

21:14

for anything you know my mom my brothers

21:16

that’s it

21:18

so did they get it my brother’s a little

21:23

bit not really to get it when like I’m

21:26

winning you know ya know then they’re

21:29

all into it you know way back that’s

21:32

what this comes down to but you know

21:33

lose inner you know you’re fired or

21:37

clients aren’t performing well or

21:38

they’re like what are you doing this

21:40

industry you don’t get at me I’ve worked

21:42

my whole face to get where I am you know

21:44

I want to change this industry I was

21:46

sick and tired of seeing athletes who

21:48

went to Ohio State and we’re three years

21:51

later were ordering stuff on clients

21:53

need as a cap to get that upset me when

21:56

they’re there in NFL or their agents

21:59

doing or were they quality of football

22:01

camps you know like you were starting

22:05

unsullied you did like do it you’re at

22:08

you’re at the peak absolute peak o of

22:10

that sport and that’s the problem a lot

22:13

of the agents in the industry

22:14

you know most of them they just focus on

22:16

the contracts or on the field and they

22:18

don’t care about the 20-30 hundred

22:22

thousand they can make all of it because

22:23

under the day they just want that second

22:24

contract which is a person nice

22:26

Commission yeah they’re not worried

22:29

about you know their work yeah the

22:33

little stuff

22:33

oh yeah thinners because if it is not at

22:37

the same level but all the true Cowboys

22:41

the guys that compete on the rodeo

22:43

circuit I mean they they’re exactly the

22:48

same way like you are you’re to say you

22:51

know I talked a lot of them and because

22:53

it’s what they’ve done their whole life

22:55

they don’t think of it anything special

22:56

and I’m like I was talking to Hunter and

22:58

like dude two-time world champ a real

23:01

sport you know right look around you’ll

23:05

sport he goes yeah but all my friends

23:06

don’t treat me that way

23:07

you know his day and day and interact

23:09

and he’s just another guy just you know

23:11

but I didn’t not too many people Cowboys

23:16

really brand themselves rodeo cowboys

23:20

I’ve actually been to a rodeo cowboy

23:23

lifestyle Network took me is the garden

23:25

did I have to go um no but up to

23:28

networking experience it sport not like

23:30

one of these guys could be making money

23:32

off the cat also off animals okay so the

23:35

bull riding event one of the ballers

23:37

that you know that’s yeah I have a

23:41

friend of a Pro Bowl rider and he was

23:45

the same way we sponsored him for a

23:47

little bit but you know he would go to

23:49

events in the close you know to sign

23:51

autographs and do all that in the same

23:54

clothes he was just mucking installs so

23:55

he’s like dirty and smelly I’m like –

23:57

Shh athlete like a cowboy or any cowboy

24:03

NASCAR driver and I’m doing appearances

24:06

or anything you know first thing I’ll do

24:09

is I’m doing an interview for brands I

24:12

have underwear that there’s a company

24:14

I’m working with I’m gonna represent

24:16

that at this radio interview at this

24:18

appearance yeah well he would wear it

24:20

and it would just be like dude you get

24:22

clothes for free literally like we give

24:25

you as many jeans and shirts and boots

24:28

you want but you wear the clean ones you

24:31

know keep keep the interview stuff in a

24:34

closet you know but but you know he he

24:38

tore his knee and the career it’s over

24:41

right and that point they don’t

24:43

understand they’re oh there’s an

24:45

Instagram and I’m actually utilizing

24:48

this and I mean I went to that camel

24:50

right now looking at some of the Cowboys

24:52

Instagram to market you know like

24:54

everything’s a market oh yeah thumbtack

24:57

it’s crazy there’s a bull rider here

24:59

60,000 followers verified his name is

25:02

shorty Gore ha

25:03

he’s a TV commentator as well Instagram

25:06

II really need to social media marketing

25:08

I could text him right now honestly on

25:10

his create engagement it’s a text an

25:12

email but this guy cheese instead of PO

25:17

he’d be easily making money from brands

25:20

or where his audiences from and very

25:22

little so I mean I’m telling you it’s

25:26

very very little there’s about three

25:29

guys that that make good money maybe

25:31

four or five that that will make equal

25:36

to more than what they make an earnings

25:38

for the you know as a as a as a rodeo

25:41

yes so comic Abilene I love beef jerky

25:45

great oh my god I’m gonna find out

25:48

what you know where my audience is gonna

25:51

say I’m tasting Texas or are like

25:53

somewhere in Texas to Dallas for example

25:55

and there’s a dress shirt I grew up

25:57

there and there’s a beef jerky company

25:58

based in South Texas even it’s at 5,000

26:01

our eight thousand dollar deal I’m going

26:03

to tell that cowboy let’s partner up

26:05

with his brand you’ll sign

26:06

limited-edition piece turkey set the

26:09

local high V and he’ll bring hundred

26:13

people or two hundred people will help

26:15

the brand move to the front of the

26:16

shelves will help hi v– Kyle traffic

26:18

and I’ll help you you know network and

26:20

connect you know there’s potential for

26:24

guys once you know digit for careers net

26:26

weight it’s it’s so a nursing because

26:28

and that that’s basically I have told

26:30

hunter and Ryan boats and some of that

26:32

Patrick and so the other guys that I

26:34

know that I’ve known forgive seven eight

26:36

years now they just they don’t do it

26:38

they just sorta like hey you know I go

26:40

home

26:42

you know I take care of my mic house and

26:44

take care of my and then I go on

26:45

the road you know and they’re on the

26:46

road 150 to 200 200 days a year and when

26:52

they go to Cheyenne Wyoming from if

26:53

they’re in Texas and if they don’t make

26:56

that they don’t place at the road at

26:58

that rodeo they don’t make any money

27:00

there’s no there’s no guarantee money

27:03

right so that’d be that’d be like that’d

27:06

be like tell them Braxton hey you’re

27:08

gonna go play in at the Houston Texans

27:12

this weekend or else I won’t say that

27:14

that’s a bad team LA Rams you got to fly

27:17

out there to LA play the game if you

27:19

don’t win you don’t make any money

27:23

you know I make sure that when he’s

27:24

boarding that plane he’s wearing some

27:26

clothing that you know some some brands

27:30

a sponsor because talk about the

27:32

audience and growing it and putting up

27:33

content you know coming in podcast like

27:36

this you never know where who might

27:39

listen to this somebody one of the

27:41

Cowboys don’t be listening to this be

27:43

another rodeo guys probably know mainly

27:46

out of nowhere um I don’t know where

27:50

literally might feel like ooh I just

27:52

wanted something and then hit up their

27:53

friend who has features company you know

27:55

like you never know be listening well

27:57

that’s that’s why I keep telling the

27:59

guys that I know I’m like hey they’re

28:02

not leveraging what they have now and in

28:05

five years because it damn rodeo it’s

28:08

like the NFL it’s a rough business yeah

28:11

I mean yeah collide it’s you jump off a

28:16

horse and rustle a 500-pound cow down to

28:18

the ground that’s gonna hurt after a

28:20

while and it looks scary and dangerous

28:23

and I mean who’s the number one rodeo

28:27

guy after uh he just retired

28:29

his name was Trevor Brazil and he was a

28:33

long time 10 time world champ they just

28:37

retired this year in December 56,000 and

28:40

steering flowers he hasn’t put up good

28:44

engagement you know this guy I don’t

28:46

know has been researched but 23 times

28:49

world chain

28:50

I’m sure if he’s on LinkedIn and curious

28:53

if he’s

28:54

where he from God Decatur Texas I think

28:58

I mean emailing me goodbye so I’m gonna

29:04

look at this interesting he’s a

29:05

brand-new you know yeah yeah yeah he’s a

29:08

brand he’s got his own he’s got his own

29:10

clothing you know where where he did I

29:11

everything you’re talking about was he

29:13

went that he went to some of the gene

29:16

companies and sure companies and got

29:17

stuff made for him called relentless

29:19

that’s his brand yeah it’s pretty it’s

29:23

pretty cool but that he’s it you got uh

29:25

what’s the kid’s name were short

29:29

Panhandle tongue tough Cooper PUF Cooper

29:36

he’s a young kid and he’s getting a lot

29:40

of branding but his you know his

29:41

family’s he’s making some money

29:44

damn he’s probably sky it’s a crazy

29:48

engagement oh my god he puts all the

29:50

Brandis partners with in his bio which

29:52

is awesome but one thing that is like

29:55

alright water Cynthia a great company

29:57

that beverage vertical Scott our opinion

30:00

we don’t know this is free product means

30:03

um

30:04

MGM Grand okay so all hotels are gone

30:07

he’s American hand I mean he’s way he

30:10

should work with these brands content

30:11

versus putting on his diet and he’s not

30:15

doing that right um

30:18

kidding on emails on a business account

30:20

either it’s not connect to his Facebook

30:21

page top Cooper man and then he he’s

30:25

literally literally probably the biggest

30:27

name in rodeo right now that guy’s so

30:31

much potential there’s a girl named mom

30:33

look up Fallon Taylor FA ll o n I make a

30:40

true hero marketing agent can make this

30:42

Fallon Taylor da y L or I think it’s um

30:47

with a – – space – I think she has to

30:51

open a second account or son like that

30:52

really 30,000 followers on Instagram so

30:56

like that but she does she does videos

30:58

almost every day plea she like there’s

31:02

directions in her bio like that’s my

31:04

stuff just go there remove the address

31:06

in your settings

31:08

those directions are definitely wrong so

31:10

you know um likes of email directions Oh

31:15

through the directions you’re all good

31:18

she’s her content stronger she’s you

31:22

know curious how she is on Facebook but

31:25

she’s traveling you doing so much she

31:27

make over a million dollars both of the

31:29

ponies legit

31:32

yeah yeah she’s all to the worldcat

31:35

barrel racer and and she but she does a

31:38

lot of sponsorships you know right no

31:40

I’m saying that they put all them in

31:42

their BIOS by the colada Jesus okay good

31:46

we just saw I just told you three people

31:48

I could tell you of another one that’s

31:51

that’s prominent on social media

31:56

interesting under hundreds so they got a

32:00

travel I mean today they’re all gobble

32:02

well the egg disease I mean today use

32:05

them carving dates not usually without a

32:09

big travel intrude well depends it so

32:12

we’re getting the whole thing they have

32:13

rough seas and rough these are your bull

32:16

riders your bareback and your bronc

32:18

riders and because they don’t have their

32:21

own animals their own horses they can

32:24

just show up then you have team roping

32:27

steer wrestling barrel racers they all

32:30

have to have their horses so they have

32:31

to bring horse trailers and if they

32:33

bring horse trailers that are usually

32:34

Camp camping horse trailers so they

32:37

sleep in their campers with their horses

32:39

and then they just go to the next site

32:41

go to the next site a date basically

32:43

could have a full camper that they

32:45

travel with and sometimes like if they

32:47

go to a rodeo in Hawaii what they’ll

32:50

just lie there and show up and then can

32:53

they come back just one super

32:56

interesting yeah yeah this is I know

33:00

it’s interesting I actually about a year

33:02

ago a DM Gary it’s not knowing then you

33:07

know I pretty much you wouldn’t get it

33:08

but I was like it’s a it’s a wide open

33:11

market you might have got it I mean Gary

33:14

check this one on a job with him he’s on

33:16

the for my always checked the enzyme you

33:19

know any checks

33:21

no I know but I mean you know he’s

33:22

working on the Sasha group and all the

33:26

other things now coming when you eat

33:29

leveling off every day yeah yeah he

33:32

travels with you travel Raziel travel

33:40

well problems just part of it I mean you

33:44

know it’s what we do right when I travel

33:48

back back in the day when I was like

33:50

traveling like doing custom clothing

33:52

when I was in college and you know doing

33:54

all that that was you you always got to

33:57

look good and make sure you over pet I

33:59

always overpack man yeah you got

34:01

overpack you never know how long you

34:03

might stay an extra day two days um you

34:06

just never now are you gonna go out to a

34:08

nice dinner are you going to go until

34:09

casual dinner are you gonna get it you

34:11

know could I just got back uh eight days

34:13

in Denver and otherwise that man

34:16

ourselves meeting in a market I’m

34:18

closing mark and you know eight days in

34:22

Denver it could be negative seven it

34:24

could be 50 right you don’t know the

34:27

weather special it’s crazy I always pack

34:30

everything now these days and you know

34:31

what last trip I went I had to luggage

34:34

of grip and I was like they’re good it’s

34:38

all good I over packed for a reason

34:41

because literally do not know please no

34:44

song

34:44

I’m cold could be warm oh my god my

34:47

phone probably require no ahead I like

34:50

my accountant in Hawaii and my last hour

34:54

second last day there they had the most

34:56

rain they’d ever had in recorded history

34:58

yes 27 inches of rain in one day right

35:02

imagine getting wet socks on your face

35:04

ox ox you gotta pack so many sucks okay

35:08

socks wet sock is the worst my socks get

35:11

wet I’m pumped I’m depressed I got to

35:14

get fresh new socks on or nothing’s

35:16

worse than what’s up let me make that

35:18

worse for you

35:19

wet cowboy boots luckily I don’t don’t

35:23

wear them yet but I’ll get you a pair

35:26

and get them wet for you it’s it’s like

35:28

it’s like having wet socks times two

35:30

that isn’t nice your socks are wet and

35:33

your boots away and the leather

35:35

keeps the moisture in so your feet don’t

35:37

get cold and wet all the same time what

35:41

has good happens if it’s pouring in one

35:43

of the cowboy rodeos are across the

35:45

country and they don’t have that extra

35:46

cattle or boots they do but then they

35:51

just get wet now what happens is they

35:53

end up having to go to a meeting or

35:57

something pops up like the biggest key

36:01

of Apple’s meeting you know you never

36:03

know that what that won’t happen but

36:06

then they just show up I mean enough I’m

36:10

telling you I mean most of the guys that

36:13

we deal with you know in our industry

36:15

they’re not I mean you know 100 100 got

36:19

his degree from University of Texas

36:21

smart guy you know lives in Wichita

36:25

Falls and you know has a cattle ranch

36:27

and makes money on the side with his

36:29

cattle ranch but he doesn’t think about

36:31

now he has he’s coming out with his own

36:34

DVD on steer wrestling and and I told me

36:37

I rerun our episode and maybe rerecord

36:41

an episode to help me get the press out

36:43

there but as far as the social media

36:45

stuff they just don’t get it they just

36:47

don’t

36:48

Fallon does you know Trevor did tough

36:51

that’s about it excited to just jump in

36:54

there see these young like gone coming

36:57

up as you know like II in this big

36:58

superstar so they do right and they’re

37:01

on every platform and they’re

37:02

documenting everything when you travel

37:04

but that’s it that’s big I mean grandpa

37:08

really cared if you’re in the cellar or

37:10

an MBA or NHL or professional cowboy I

37:13

care about your content pressures yeah

37:16

it’ll be your profiles hmm could this

37:19

person represent my brand this is new

37:21

this book football business they’re

37:25

gonna – I might not be interested they

37:27

care about analytics and whole nine

37:29

yards

37:30

so you know I could brass in and then I

37:32

could send over the number-one player in

37:33

the world

37:34

there’s Instagram just football helmets

37:36

it won’t be interested they won’t see

37:38

like what who else are they besides Matt

37:41

yeah what do they do you know like where

37:44

are they are they just located in one

37:46

city

37:48

slightly you know analytics and

37:50

audiences are big but you know it and

37:55

you forgive me if this offends you I

37:57

don’t think it will but when I when I

38:00

first looked your picture you reminded

38:01

me of John Bell Ian Hayes had John Bell

38:05

Ian it might be bad if I don’t the

38:11

rapper and a singer out of New York

38:14

what’s his biggest song oh I like

38:21

guillotine luxury got it

38:24

all right low good in hey he’s a she you

38:28

know is successful how long I’ll soon as

38:32

a compliment sir absolutely but he’s got

38:34

the beard like the yeah I got it his his

38:38

his glow go is the beard and the

38:40

mustache yeah that’s good I mean that’s

38:44

a brand right yeah but you know he

38:47

released four albums for free before and

38:53

and one of the his record company said

38:55

you know I we should get paid for this

38:57

next one he goes nope I said I do for

38:58

for free I want to get my fans the the

39:01

product I want to know he kind of got it

39:03

you know he knew would be free but he

39:05

would get paid on the tour and

39:06

everything so on the three free but but

39:09

this his mentality was let me get my

39:11

content out there and and get you know

39:15

get my fanbase going and then I can do

39:17

what I want to do you got to start

39:19

somewhere now like work with Brandon do

39:22

stuff for free first and show them they

39:24

you’re a real you know really looking

39:28

for them on it so they want they want

39:31

something to look at twenty years that’s

39:34

why I think’s interesting

39:35

yeah I’m 51 and people mostly mostly

39:39

people my age business-wise haven’t

39:42

heard a Gary them nor to Lewis it you

39:43

know they don’t think you podcast

39:45

whatever it’s just weird that there’s a

39:49

lot of things that Gary says are

39:51

completely true but the old people tend

39:54

not to get it oh yeah but they’ll get it

39:58

eventually if they’re on one of the

39:59

platforms for many of those oh they’ll

40:00

just retire and not

40:02

right something to believe in social

40:04

media or you know any business and there

40:07

but my little brother’s a girlfriend she

40:10

tell me that you know there’s a business

40:13

used to work for Norden we social media

40:15

I was like they’re done give it a few

40:18

years like thank you the plant very

40:22

important what marketing is like he’s

40:25

cool but ins a I’m a Providence Iranian

40:29

like my mom like so she was literally

40:31

that’s why this hair thing last night

40:33

because it I’m like see like see see

40:37

what it does literally 50 dollar thing

40:40

keep showing up literally she a since

40:42

you bought it I heard they see four

40:45

times three four times they’re into it

40:47

so pay media’s huge I can talk to my

40:52

bosses about it but there’s a competing

40:55

smaller brand of boot boot company and

40:57

they’re doing real heavy social on

40:59

Facebook and Instagram and even uh not

41:02

so much on Twitter but I have stores

41:04

calling me texting me saying hey what’s

41:06

up with the XYZ I’m like I know they’re

41:08

hitting it hard right now but they’re

41:11

getting their name out there I mean it’s

41:13

it’s crazy how you know if let’s say

41:17

there’s an event or grassman speaking

41:19

engagement in Alabama seven months we

41:22

might do targeted Facebook ad from his

41:24

Facebook page

41:25

you know target the right individual

41:29

target people want to a sentence and

41:30

will sell out because we made space for

41:34

we’re in college together and super

41:35

powerful yeah I’m a person and to we’re

41:38

going to contact Brennan’s there and

41:40

again to you if there’s a brand new

41:41

partners with any call act we’re trying

41:44

to work with they’re going to get there

41:45

are wide because in a day it’s just just

41:49

what what I what I do and traveling is a

41:52

big pit I sit blasted any Mike athlete

41:55

sir and if L guys don’t walk on that

41:58

plane and tag a brand or you’re gonna

42:01

walk in that it’s clean and you’re going

42:04

for a lady and their team is that a

42:07

tweet a video of you make sure that

42:09

brands is paying you that you weren’t

42:10

yes but it’s not easy you know it’s uh

42:13

not everyone’s any

42:16

only helps so many people I want to

42:19

that’s the way to really you know that’s

42:21

a hustle too I mean it’s just because a

42:23

lot of the brand’s you know at least in

42:25

my industry a lot of the brands don’t

42:27

get it and understand social media and I

42:30

think that the fashion brands maybe more

42:32

so the more mainstream brands but I

42:35

think the offshoot brands I don’t know

42:37

man

42:37

did you think they don’t end up in

42:39

general Tom however you know what I like

42:42

doing is cases saying all right let me

42:44

find a photo shoot with your fashion

42:45

brand we’ll get an editorial you cross

42:48

market him on Instagram and watch um

42:51

you’ll see their goal and they went up

42:56

the big or huge ruching up or they’ll be

42:58

like dang look at the impression from

43:01

Sky five hundred thousand impressions

43:02

and you know we’ve reached our brand to

43:05

did let’s work again maybe next time

43:08

we’ll be paid maybe you won’t but it’s

43:11

we gotta work fast man needs to work

43:13

with influencers a right away yeah

43:16

so I agree totally agree people are

43:19

going to realize you know why am i

43:20

posting this I’m not getting paid just

43:23

because I like it you know I don’t know

43:25

where you know I never explains like

43:29

Kylie wore an Adidas tracksuit on one of

43:32

her post and adidas sold out of that

43:35

tracksuit that same day yeah well I mean

43:40

that’s you know that’s the top level of

43:42

influence but it’s even if you wanted a

43:45

piece of you know what I mean do not be

43:47

Kylie but I mean I hope that I hope that

43:49

he gets to his cruising I hope she got

43:52

taste in Jesus make sure what you did

43:54

and then you know because that’s when

43:55

the one Kanye was doing his he’s still

43:58

doing to Jesus the static I just got my

44:01

first pair I love her super Christmas I

44:05

love what he’s doing the deeded seven

44:07

being used to fit and but he just knows

44:10

happy they know how to do their market I

44:12

mean graduated adidas livestreams for

44:15

the high school Friday Night Lights and

44:17

formally you require like put it right

44:22

what’s that word yeah oh is that I think

44:26

that’s that’s where a lot of the brands

44:27

have a hard time how do they quantify

44:29

what

44:29

worth how many actual sales are they

44:32

going to get based on that four million

44:34

you know there’s no way to quantify that

44:36

right it’s a lot of educating that

44:38

friend and yeah and but I know the game

44:43

yeah yeah the ones that get it get it

44:45

it’s convincing the ones that don’t

44:48

okay how can I be a benefit turning fall

44:51

behind and lose the you know brands and

44:54

big baller brands or open comments may

44:56

be charging grands you know they’re a

44:57

fall behind boots I have that again

45:00

longer on the dragon again but if I’m

45:03

afraid of paid Kashmir holding company

45:06

targeting me and some of something’s not

45:09

read just what it what is the the

45:12

charging brain starting a brand that you

45:15

know Braxton started back in college

45:17

because after he got her with his

45:19

shoulder and he had switch position

45:21

she’s been charging since so it’s more

45:22

of a motivational inspirational brands

45:25

it’s anywhere from apparel to

45:26

accessories to you know just to keep

45:30

going keep going so he was using a

45:33

charging you know hashtag ever since

45:36

back in the day he did the first

45:37

Instagram mean video as the spin move

45:39

ever and Instagram first highlight video

45:41

for naturally NFL player talking over at

45:44

his first video it’s like practice mill

45:46

in 92 because Instagram handle so he’s

45:49

been charging but he doesn’t promote

45:50

charge I was personal it never has first

45:53

time he did it recently was when she

45:55

started like tonight put in historic

45:57

someone ball gear to your Posey did but

45:59

never promoted the brands never we let

46:02

it grow organically he’s a product

46:04

placement the charging events and she’s

46:08

charging it’s just nothing that leave

46:10

and all the big guys should watch that

46:15

you know who knows but it’s a it’s great

46:18

managed to keep going just never give up

46:20

it’s why I definitely got I mean I can

46:23

definitely tag it in though in Maya in

46:28

my bio for for episode but what’s the

46:32

best way for you to reach you is it

46:35

Deanna in Syria we’re looking just fine

46:38

Danny I David p.m. me and all answer

46:43

yeah like that’s the best way I followed

46:47

the ants to any I did the other it you

46:50

know that instagrams were said and if

46:52

you’re willing to go on Instagram

46:53

Indiana

46:54

you know the game and you know what how

46:57

I work or operate and I you’re open to

47:00

doing things that are new and exciting

47:03

innovative agree totally agree

47:06

oh hey man I know it’s late for you and

47:10

uh I truly truly appreciate the time

47:13

tonight and the other man thank you

47:16

grabbing me and hopefully I start

47:18

traveling better and making sure it over

47:20

packed and okay it’s my suitcase Europe

47:24

next time yeah that that’s the the

47:28

interesting thing with with traveling

47:29

you know I talk to you a lot of the

47:31

other sales reps that come out and and

47:33

you know you and a packing things that

47:35

you you that you forgotten old trips and

47:38

a lot of it’s just just like anything as

47:41

you get older you go oh yeah I remember

47:42

when I needed that or that or this or

47:44

that or whatever and and then all sudden

47:48

just like for me now I can pack and I

47:51

Larry won’t have but a few extra things

47:53

that I didn’t wear cuz I know pretty

47:55

much where I’m going and weather-wise

47:57

and so you just gotta figure it out

48:00

figure it out and hey feel good you look

48:03

good and comfortable and you’re not

48:05

stressed about we’re gonna wear that

48:07

night traveling a big for everything

48:09

white yeah everything so hey Matt like I

48:15

said I truly appreciate it thank you and

48:18

even what we can say if you ever get out

48:21

to LA and you schedule some free time I

48:23

know you don’t like to but I feel like I

48:27

don’t come on Mary the next three years

48:29

coming a little coming off California

48:32

doesn’t know you don’t if you come out

48:35

for any of the sports shows or whatever

48:37

and you want to get a lunch or some just

48:40

hit me up and we’ll go from there

48:43

you got it I’m excited man thank you for

48:44

taking the time having me on appreciate

48:47

thanks buddy okay have a great night now

48:49

here’s gobo take that go back

Jake Zweig – Navy SEAL and Football

Jake Zweig coach football ncaa d1 navy seal wrestler

My guest today is ex-Navy SEAL and D1 Football Coach, Jake Zweig. This episode is a two part episode. Part 1 gives us background of Jake and his mindset. Part 2 we talk about his time traveling internationally while he was a Navy SEAL. He speaks about his time working on the television shows and I also ask Jake how he prepares his student/athletes to schedule their time while playing football at the University of Illinois. His response is one for every coach on most levels.

Jake is man who has accomplished a tremendous amount in a short time and is just now hitting his prime. Jake attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he played football and wrestled. He graduated as a commissioned officer receiving his degree in computer science.

“My smart phone probably makes me 40% more efficient”

He served for two years before reporting for Navy SEAL training where he was named the SEAL class leader. Following his SEAL training, Jake reported to SEAL Team 8 in Little Creek, VA and attained the rank of Lieutenant.

He then went on to earn his MBA from the University of Michigan.

Jake began his coaching career in 2005 when he joined the University of Maryland staff as a graduate assistant working with the Terrapin wide receivers. He has since worked as an assistant coach at several colleges and is now working at the University of Illinois as their Special Teams Analyst.

His off the clock activities keep him equally busy. He co-hosted the Discovery Channel series called “Dude You’re Screwed” and competed on History Channels show “Top Shot” against law enforcement officers, military snipers and professional shooters. He still goes scuba diving and parachutes to raise awareness for veteran’s charities and just for fun.

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John Bonaventura – CFL scout and Dad

This podcast is with western regional scout for the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team, John Bonaventura. John has worked in the football industry for over 30 years as a player, coach, scout and administrator. He has worked at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of football. In addition to coaching, John has 9 years of professional football as an NFL college Area Scout, CFL pro scout and consultant, NFL combine director and XFL football administrator.

“What they don’t understand is the travel, the ins and outs of hotels, rental cars and the numerous hours spent away from your family”

A husband and father of two boys makes juggling life on the road a struggle at times and he has found ways to incorporate his family life with his professional life, a struggle most of us business travelers have experienced. Let me know what you think of this episode.

Audra Russell – Massage and Community

Audra Russell

Today’s podcast is with Audra Russell. Audra works as an Osteopathic Body worker massage therapist.

Working and living in Northern California while having clients in Southern California allows her to travel every few weeks to see her clients. A professional woman working at her passion to help other peoples’ lives improve is a great way to make it thru this thing called life.

She does mention the loss of a community feeling with all of the traveling but it’s offset by the wider range of people she has met while she’s out and about.

Carey Portell – Ranching with disabilities

Carey Portell

Today’s podcast is with Missouri cattle rancher and inspirational speaker, Carey Portell. Carey became a Speaker and Blogger, not only to purge and heal, but to encourage others down a positive path in life. She speaks about her four year recovery after becoming a survivor of a drinking and driving collision and her choice to overcome this tragedy. She is partially disabled and works a cattle farm. 

“I’m just not used to people seeing in to my life this much, but if you don’t let them see certain moments, vulnerable moments, that is what inspires people to think more”

Her journey is compelling and humbling. Her passion to speak to others about the affects of drinking and driving actually puts her on the road more often, making her more susceptible to encountering another drunk driver. She faces her fears in the hopes to inspire and help others. In addition to speaking about the affects of drinking and driving, Carey also speaks on agriculture, healthcare, faith and community.

Carey is a huge advocate of AgrAbility. Their vision is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America.

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Who am I?

I am a country girl who likes to kick up her heels in the city every now & then.

I am passionate about life and love to bring a smile to others.

My roles include: mother, wife, farm hand, photographer, inspirational blogger and speaker. 

My four year recovery after being the survivor of a drinking and driving collision has sparked a passion to inspire others along a positive path in life. My journey is compelling, humbling and I share it with gut wrenching honesty.

I schedule speaking engagements with different presentations according to the audience. 

My presentations divide into these categories:

*Drinking/Driving: Your Choices Matter

*Inspirational/Motivational

*Spiritual/Faith

*Community/Agricultural/Healthcare