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Bob Adlhoch, Executive Producer of Phoenix Suns Broadcast

Bob Adlhoch is a creative television professional specializing in live remote sports broadcasting, and has been a member of the Arizona TV Sports community since 1990. His clients have included the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, ESPN, CBS, ABC, Fox Sports and Turner Sports. He has produced and/or directed over 2,000 live sporting events, including NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and major college football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis. He is entering his 19th season with the Phoenix Suns! Watch: About Bob Adlhoch: favorite movie?Too many good ones to only choose 1. List includes The Shawshank Redemption, Beautiful Girls, The Usual Suspects favorite local restaurantFavorite local restaurant is TC Eggington’s in Mesa – only serves breakfast/lunch, family-owned for 30+ years and fantastic food. most memorable mistake you have made in your business or career?I once hit the dreaded “reply all” button on an email that went to about half of the NBA executive office.As a journalism student at ASU, I conducted an interview with a law professor for some story I was working on. As I was finishing the interview and went to stop my tape recorder (yes, tape) I realized it was already off. I’d not recorded any of the interview. I had to quickly decide if I wanted to trust my memory or swallow my pride, admit the mistake and ask the professor if he could answer a couple of the questions again. biggest obstacle you’ve overcome:I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my life and my career, having had tremendous support from my family and colleagues as I pursued my dreams. This may sound very insignificant to many people and not much of an obstacle, but I spent the first 10 or so years of my career always being the youngest person in the room. People would sometimes assume I was older, but often my age would come into a casual conversation among colleagues. Now that I’m turning 50 in a few months, I don’t have issues with that anymore 🙂 someone who inspires you:Lots of people inspire me. My family (parents, wife, children – I could tell stories for days), friends and many current colleagues are a daily inspiration. If I had to single out one who inspired me professionally, it would be the late George Allen – the announcer, not the football coach. George was the program director at the Arizona Sports Programming Network in the late 1980s and all through the 90s. He also was the play by play voice of most local sports in Arizona at the time, calling Phoenix Suns games, ASU sports, Phoenix Firebirds (precursor to the Diamondbacks) and high school football for ASPN. Watching the level of preparation he put in to every broadcast, seeing the depths of the relationships he built with coaches, school administrators and fans was very inspirational. favorite quote“Throw the rope back over the fence” – anonymous This was said to me by a guest speaker in one of my classes sometime during my time at the ASU Cronkite School. I wish I could credit him, but I don’t recall who it was. (I should have paid more attention.) He was telling us that whatever success we might attain in life, we wouldn’t achieve on our own. There would be LOTS of people that would help us along the way. He implored us to remember that once we’d accomplished whatever it was we’d set out to, and to throw the rope back over the fence to help others achieve their goals and dreams. favorite Book(s)?The Secret History by Donna TarttA Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy TooleThe Green Mile by Stephen King(most anything by Chuck Klosterman) what makes you happy?Time spent with family and friends is at the top of the list. I still really enjoy covering the Suns and the NBA after all these years – there’s nothing like a live TV broadcast for a rush of adrenaline through your body. biggest regret in business?I’m not sure I’d call it a regret, but I’d like to have a voice and platform to change things about my business. This is a bit of slippery slope when identifying things one would like to change while still actively working in an industry – so I can’t get too specific. advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do? Any time I speak to a class at ASU or any group of young people I get this question. Sometimes it seems as if they are looking for a magic potion that will lead to success. Hard work and persistence are the only answers I know. Work your @$ off and don’t be afraid to tell people what you want to do, ask for the job or the assignment. Also, be conscious of what you post on social media. It’s great to share your photos and opinions with friends, but what you put out there stays out there. And there can be an opportunity cost to being the most opinionated person on Twitter or Facebook. Connect with Bob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badlhoch Connect with Skyler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theskylerirvine  Submit your questions to askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/SkylerIrvinePodcast Subscribe to Podcast on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skylerirvinepodcast Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/SkylerIrvine

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Jenny Poon: Building a Better Community for Entrepreneurs

Watch Now: Show Notes: On this episode of The Skyler Irvine Show, Skyler is talking to Jenny Poon. Jenny is a serial entrepreneur, award winning designer and strategist, and co founder of Co+Hoots. – Jenny 2016 Phoenix Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year – What did Jenny do before owning Co+Hoots – How Jenny got into the coworking space – Challenges she faced as a Chinese immigrant – Learning from her parents being entrepreneurs – How many members does Co+Hoots currently have? – Why midtown is a great place for entrepreneurs – Opening Co+Hoots in Mesa – Rapid Launch Program – Tips for entrepreneurs  – Her favorite movie – Why networking and resources is the most important part of entrepreneurship  About Jenny:  favorite movie?spiderman into the spiderverse upcoming events/products launching:Mesa expansion home towMinneapolis, MN..been here since 2006 favorite local restaurant or eventthe prototyping festival in mesa, it is the best example of community building and engagement i have seen in AZ most memorable mistake you have made in your business or career?picking the wrong partner and throwing away 100k and a year as a result of it someone who has inspired you and why?My mother, she built so much with so little. favorite quoteLife is not a scantron test. -Marc Chung favorite Book(s)?That’s tough, i’ve always loved Tina Fey’s Bossypants what makes you happy?the silly laugh my daughter has biggest regret in business?not trusting my own abilities earlier on. advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do? wow…. i dont know who’s crazy enough to follow this path, but i’d say set your north star on something that you truly believe in. There is no room to build a business around something you don’t believe in deeply.  Connect with Jenny Website: https://cohoots.com/ Website: https://www.jennypoon.com/ Instagram: @cohootsphx Instagram: @poondingo

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Why I’m All-In on Basketball Cards in 2019 and Beyond

My first ever “job” was in a sports cards and collectables shop. I use quotations around the word job since I am not sure how official it really was. I was 10 years old and was paid in basketball cards rather than money. If that’s illegal then I hope the statute of limitations is at least expired by now. My first business was also in sports cards. I do not use quotations around the word business in this case because it really was a business. At 13 years old I took all of my savings and started buying basketball cards in bulk using this thing called America Online, or AOL. This was back when we had one computer for the whole family to share, but since it was bulky and ‘ugly’ we set it up in my room.   I began buying and selling basketball cards in bulk, running my own custom auctions via email and AOL message boards. Eventually, a new company called eBay stole all my auction business. I learned many great lessons during this time.  Two decades later, I find myself reinvigorated by this hobby and business. While scrolling through Apple TV recently, I came across an intriguing documentary called Jack of All Trades that also piqued my interest in the industry. As I have increased my research and publicly shared my nostalgic hobby, there is one common thing I have found to be true. No matter how long away you are from collecting, the first question we all have when we return is this: “Why aren’t my old cards worth millions by now?” 20 years away from an industry is a long time.  Sports trading cards have been around since the first baseball cards were printed in 1860 by a sporting goods company, around the same time baseball became a professional sport. Throughout the early 1900s, they were mostly found in packs of cigarettes or candy as an insert, or ‘extra’.  Baseball trading cards grew in popularity throughout the 1980s, and this boom in demand had unfortunate side effects. In the late 1980s, the card market exploded, which led to massive print runs. The epitome of this era can be found in one of the most recognizable cards to any sports fan 30 years and older. The Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card.   There were 138 different cards produced from different mainstream, food, one-off, and unlicensed companies. Despite being overproduced, some of them are worth quite a bit of money. In 1991, baseball cards reached their peak with a revenue of $1.2 billion. After this, the demand for baseball cards dropped, which coincided with the drop in supply. The real reason for the drop in interest is unknown, but people have ideas about why this happened. A few of the theories include: the overpopulation of sport trading cards (baseball specifically), the 1994 MLB strike that caused fans to lose interest, and the rising popularity of video games.  Since 2009, there have been three major players in sports trading card industry. Some of the bigger name brands like Topps, Upperdeck, Fleer, and Donruss were competing with new strategies and trying different things like swatches of uniforms or pieces of baseball bats being inserted into the cards to generate more interest.  In 2005, Fleer went bankrupt and was bought by Upperdeck.  Following that, Donruss lost their MLB license in 2006 and was eventually bought out by Panini Company in 2009, which then created the subsidiary company: Panini America. Today, Topps, Upperdeck, and Panini America are the three largest sports trading card companies in America, with plenty of room to keep growing. My Return to the Industry: 7 Reasons I am very bullish on the Basketball Cards Industry going into 2020 for a few reasons: 1. Nostalgia of millennials who now have incomes. Say what you want about this generation’s debt levels, lack of homeownership and desire for avocado toast, but despite all the negative press, this generation is actually doing well. I recently posted an image of the Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card, and received more DM’s than ‘likes’ for the first time ever. 2. Similar to sneaker flipping, except better: don’t have to worry about shoe sizes, easier to store, lower buy-in levels. 3. Securitization of high-end collectables going mainstream: See Rally Rd. 4. The NBA Continuing to grow as a global sport. China has been huge for the NBA the last decade, and now they are planting their flag in Africa and India. 5. The dopamine hit you receive when unboxing and unwrapping sports cards. I’m not saying it’s healthy, just that it exists and will hit the next generation of kids harder than a mango Juul. 6. Growing fandom of individual players over blindly following your ‘home team’. Media blames millennials, but I blame bad owners. Why root for laundry when you can root for your favorite player despite the logo on their jersey? It’s here to stay. 7. Gary Vaynerchuk. I am not alone apparently. What’s in your collection? Have you looked lately?

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Mika Perry : “How to Stay Organized in the Face of Chaos and Entrepreneurship”

The SKYLER IRVINE Show Episode #116 On this episode of The SKYLER IRVINE Show, mom-blogger, podcaster & entrepreneur Mika Perry joins Skyler to discuss: Past and current social media trends  Creating better online content Entrepreneurship & Marriage Entrepreneurship & Parenting Changing career paths with a purpose The return of personal blogging And the importance of knowing your love language! Connect with Mika Perry: Website: http://www.mikaperry.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mikaperry Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mikaperry

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How Does the Stock Market Work and Am I Too Young to Start Investing?

🔷🔶If you’re new to investing and don’t know where to begin, this is the video for you! Skyer talks with Digital Content Manager, Sesily, and Executive Assistant, Jillian, on beginning tips every 20 something-year-old should know.🔷🔶 📺 Watch Now: Questions Asked: 1. How does investing in the stock market work and how and when should I begin investing? 2. What are the best ways to invest money? 3. What is the best cryptocurrency to invest in right now? Connect with Skyler: Website: https://www.skylerirvine.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skylerirvine/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirv…

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‘Will Powered’ Founder, Will Armijo on Building a Client Experience Business Online

🔷 Skyler and Will discuss building his online nutrition business through consulting. They also discuss how he got started, why he found online to be the solution to nutrition, starting a community, and scaling his business. 🔶 📺 Watch Now: In This Episode: On this episode of The SKYLER IRVINE Show, Skyler is joined by his guest, Will Armijo, Founder and CEO of Will-Powered Nutrition Consulting. His company has a team of four people (including him) that do fat loss challenges as well as personalized nutrition coaching.  Will is from Gallup, New Mexico, and moved to Arizona 15 years ago. His favorite activities to do in Arizona are Barret Jackson events and spring training for the cheap seats and beer. He also enjoys Arizona winters and says they are the only thing keeping him from moving every year.  The biggest obstacle that Will has overcome is getting out of his own way. He realized his purpose was bigger than him, and understood his mission is ultimately to guide his ship to impact the world. This is difficult when the health industry is based on vanity, social media, followers, likes, and comments.  His advice for someone pursuing a similar career path is to stand for something you truly believe in based on your authentic experiences, not on the beliefs of others. His favorite quote that goes along with this is “never take advice from someone you are not willing to trade places with”.  Will-Powered Nutrition Consulting has a 30-day challenge starting on September 1st. Check out their website to sign up!  Connect with Will: Website: https://www.will-powered.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/will.armijo.1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i.am.willpo… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVYi…

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What is the Difference Between a Boss and a Leader and How Do You Know You’re Making the Right Choices? | #AskSkylerLive 78

🔷 Welcome to another episode of #AskSkylerLive! On this podcast, Skyler is tackling your questions that you submitted on Facebook LIVE! If you have a business, marketing, or finance question send it to askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com.🔶 📺 Watch Now: Questions Asked: 4:05 How do I know I’m making the right choices? 7:20 How do I transition from being a one woman show to hiring my first employee? @janey_cakes 12:14 What is the difference between a boss and a leader? Connect with Skyler: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Instagram: @skylerirvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirv…

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The Right Way to Grow a Podcast with ‘That’s So Retrograde’ Hosts Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari | TSIS 114

On this episode of The SKYLER IRVINE Show, Skyler was joined by the hosts of the popular podcast That’s So Retrograde, Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari. Their podcast, which had a show in Phoenix, Arizona on July 25th, talks about the overall health, wellness, and spirituality for individuals.  They started their podcast with a television network and then took over and self-produced for a year and a half before settling on a network that had their best interests at heart and could make their vision come to life.  Elizabeth and Stephanie discuss how they run their show and give insight to how they talk about different health and wellness trends like juicing, for example. They explain various aspects of spirituality like astrology as well. They even talk about how their business ended up flourishing after things were hard.  Skyler talks to them about the process they went through when they were producing their podcast on their own. They discussed the struggles of self-creating a podcast and the difference it makes having a team produce for you.  You can listen to their podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and various other platforms by searching for “That’s So Retrograde.”  📺 Watch Now: Connect with That’s So Retrograde: Website: https://www.thatssoretrograde.com Instagram: @soretrograde , @elizabethkott , @ssimbari Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30932… iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast…

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The Business of Plastic Surgery with Dr. Richard Brown | TSIS #113

Brown Plastic Surgery owner, and author of The Real Beauty Bible, Dr. Richard Brown, joined us on The SKYLER IRVINE Show.  Dr. Brown was born in Georgia and attended school there. Starting as a communications major, he realized his passion for science and changed gears to go to medical school. In this episode, Dr. Brown speaks about the lessons he learned from medical school, including seeing a patient through till the end of their treatment even when you are tired, and it is easy to pass it off to a colleague.  After being given a practice, Dr. Brown decided he wanted to set himself apart from other plastic surgeons and build relationships with those who come in. He wants to be authentic as possible on Instagram so his patients feel a connection with him before they even get to know him. A lot of people and surgeons on social media tend to manipulate photos to their benefit. Celebrities tend to this, and it has an extreme impact on the plastic surgery business. This is something Dr. Brown does not want to do. On the show, Skyler and Dr. Brown discuss building a medical business and how it differs from other business, being authentic to your “why”, and using social media to expand awareness. Dr. Brown’s book, The Real Beauty Bible, is available on Amazon for purchase. 👇 Watch on YouTube: 📺 Show Notes: – What made him decide to become a doctor? – Advice to someone choosing a major – How has technology changed the medical world? – What happens when you stop viewing competition with a scarcity mindset? – How to stand out in a competitive field? – Why write a book?? – What are some tips when hiring for your business? – Can anything disrupt the surgery industry? – Do your business need social media if you’re already busy? – What are the benefits of putting out a lot of content? – How to get more engagement on your social media post? You can connect with Dr. Richard J. Brown on Instagram: @drrichardjbrown https://www.instagram.com/drrichardjbrown Check out his website: Pick up his book, The Real Beauty Bible, here: https://amzn.to/2Yla2hl Connect with me: YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/skylerirvinetv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirvine Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/theskylerirvine Web: https://www.skylerirvine.com

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How to Handle Upset Clients and Responding to Negative Reviews Online | #AskSkylerLive 77

🔷 Welcome to another episode of #AskSkylerLive! On this podcast Skyler is in his studio answering YOUR questions over Facebook Live. If you have a business, marketing, or finance question send it to askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com 🔶 📺 Watch Now: Questions Asked: When is it an appropriate time to ask for client testimonials? How should I approach it? What is your strategy when dealing with an upset client? How do we deal with reviews that could impact our business? Connect with Skyler: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Instagram: @skylerirvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirv…

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THRIVE with Ryan Read (#112)

“You have to work for what you have and use your body and mind.” – Ryan Read 🔷 Skyler and Ryan talk about building his business through hard work, passion, and dedication. Learn more about his business Thrive Specialized Training, scaling your business, and utilizing social media influence vs word of mouth. 🔶 📺 Watch Now: In This Episode: On episode 112 of The SKYLER IRVINE Show, Skyler was joined by his guest, Ryan Read. Ryan is the owner and a trainer at Thrive Specialized Fitness. His business specializes in glute workouts to become sculpted and toned. Ryan was a professional basketball player overseas until he was 27, injured, and cut from the team. After moving home to live with his parents and trying to pursue a career in firefighting, he stepped into training. He began with training friends and family for half off until a friend told him he had a gig as a trainer in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is where Thrive was really born.  Ryan says his biggest regret was not hiring sooner and urges listeners to hire employees you trust, sometimes before you even think you need it. For about 6 years, Thrive was a one-man program until Ryan took the leap to hire his first personal trainer. On the show, Skyler talked to Ryan about his journey to success, how he wants Thrive to be a family environment and that is what sets his business apart, how if you put your passion into something it is infectious, and being authentic on and off the internet.  Ryan also briefly talked about his training app for his business. After paying a monthly fee, you get access to various workouts, accountability tracking for weight loss, a nutrition guide, and a monthly assessment and check-in from a member of the Thrive team. To purchase, search “Thrive Specialized Training” on the app store and join the Thrive family.  Show Notes: – What is Thrive Specialized Training? – How did Ryan get started in fitness? – What was Ryan’s money mindset when he lost his next paycheck? – Why did Ryan become a trainer? – Why did Ryan Read move to Scottsdale? – How did Ryan Read start his business? – How did Ryan Read get his first clients? – When did Ryan know it was time to scale his business – How Ryan got over the fear of hiring his first employee – The inspiration behind the booty specific niche – The importance of before and after photos Connect with Ryan: Website: https://www.ryanreadthrive.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanreadthrive/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanreadthr…

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Instagram Growth Strategies for 2019 and How to Make Your Pitch Stand Out | #AskSkylerLive 76

🔷🔶 Instagram growth strategies for 2019 are different than they used to be and Skyler Irvine is answering the question of how you can start growing your following! If you have a question you want answered LIVE on Facebook please send them into askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com or DM us on Instagram! We look forward to hearing from you. 🔷🔶 Watch Now: Questions Asked: 1. 4:07 How do I grow my Instagram following? – FattyMaddysCookies 2. 9:02 If you started a podcast today, would you use your personal brand to help it launch or would you want it to stand on its own? 3. 11:24 What are 2 or 3 things that make one pitch stand out from all the others? Connect with Skyler: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Instagram: @skylerirvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirv…

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Best Apps for Your Phone, Why Networking Groups Suck, and Blogging in 2019 | #AskSkylerLive 75

🔷 On #AskSkylerLive podcast you submit YOUR questions to askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com and Skyler answers them LIVE on Facebook. If you have a business, marketing, finance, or branding question feel free to join the conversation!  If you got any value from this podcast leave us a review! The best/funniest review will receive an awesome gift.🔶 📺 Watch Now: Questions Asked: 1. 3:14 What is your take on small business networking groups? 2. 9:53 What is the best way to learn digital marketing for free? 3. 15:32 Is blogging valuable for my business? Why? Connect with Skyler: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Instagram: @skylerirvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirv…

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When to Tell Your Boss You’re Leaving | #AskSkylerLive 74

🔷 Welcome to another episode of #AskSkylerLive! Learn how you should tell you’re boss you’re quitting and why you should hire employees who love what they do. If you have a business, marketing, or finance question send it to askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com 🔶 📺 Watch Now: Questions Asked: 1. 2:31 What are the best practices to drive traffic to my website? 2. 6:44 Can an employees ‘why’ and a companies ‘why’ coexist? 3. 11:28 When you’re looking for a new job do you think it’s a bad idea to give your boss a heads up before receiving job offers so they can prepare for your departure? Connect with Skyler: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Instagram: @skylerirvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirv…

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Invest Like Warren Buffet and the Next Big Thing in Social Media | #AskSkylerLive 73

🔷 Welcome to #AskSkylerLive the Phoenix podcast show where Skyler Irvine answers YOUR business, finance, branding, or marketing questions! 🔶 📺 Watch Now: Question’s Asked: 1. 1:43 What’s your prediction for the next big social media platform? 2. 6:04 What is some advice for writing a business plan? 3. 8:51 If I buy a stock at the wrong price, is it better to sell at a decreased price or wait until the price has rebounded? Connect with Skyler: Website: https://www.skylerirvine.com Instagram: @SkylerIrvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv…

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Photographer James Patrick: How to Charge Premium Prices for Your Work | The SKYLER IRVINE Show 111

🔷 In this episode of The Skyler Irvine Show he talks to photographer James Patrick. Through this conversation you’ll learn how James took his passion and turned himself into an entrepreneur with a successful business. 🔶 📺 Watch Now: 🎶 Listen Now: In This Episode: Award-winning photographer, James Patrick, joined us today on The Skyler Irvine Show, where they discussed turning a side hustle into a profitable business. For James, photography started as a side hustle on top of a full-time gig. Through a lot of ups and downs, he has broken into the photography business and is rising to the top.  During the recession, James felt it was a good thing he kept his day job marketing due to the heavy loss of customers. He thought that it was maybe not the right to be an artist, but he still prevailed. He began to say yes to any project that came his way, and that is where he discovered his love for shooting athletes. James raved about the high energy level that athletic professionals have during their day to day life, even when just doing simple like shooting a photograph.  Skyler and James talked about different aspects of client relations when maintaining a business. The most pressing point is that you cannot be afraid to say no to business to uphold your business’s standards. James says, “When things are good anyone can be successful” while discussing his business. He also says that it is the same amount of work to close a good or bad deal, might as well go for the higher end deal. Skyler also featured Fitsposium, James’ conference that will be held in October. The event contains how to get connected and create an impact in the fitness industry.  James even offered listeners a 25% discount to the conference during the show using code: skyler25 Connect with James Patrick and Skyler: Website: https://www.jamesmpatrick.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamespatrickphotography/ Instagram: @jpatrickphoto Twitter: @jpphotography LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpphotography/ Skyler Irvine Website: https://www.skylerirvine.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirvine/ Instagram: @SkylerIrvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skylerirvine/

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The One Sign That You Will Be Wealthy

On Quora, I was asked: What is the one sign you will be wealthy? My answer: DRIVE When I was 20, I read somewhere that: “You can talk with someone for five minutes and then know their future.” At the time, I thought this was a fallacy; but as I have grown older, I’ve learned the truth in this statement. The words people use tell you so much about how they view the world.  It is a common misconception that people destined for success are victims of circumstance. This is actually not the case. Those who will be successful are optimistic and execute their good and bad ideas.  The world is full of good ideas. Therefore, it’s not the “idea” that makes someone successful. Carrying out an idea is what determines success. Only a small percentage of people execute their plans. If you sit on an idea for 20 years, how do you expect progress to come your way? It won’t.  Successful people will even execute bad ideas that may or may not work out. The benefit of this is the learning that comes during the process. The lessons that come from failure can be even more valuable than being triumphant all the time. The messages that come from bad ideas can help in the next venture. Every mistake or obstacle is a learning opportunity. You can hear this mindset from successful people in the words they use during a brief conversation.  One’s drive is the single most important thing that will determine someone’s success. Without having the will or desire to be ahead of the game and noteworthy, the progress will never come. Being driven is the thing that factors if someone will be driven for success.  If you take the show Shark Tank, for example, you will watch these “venture capitalists” take a bet on someone. They are truly investing in the person rather than the product or idea. A good idea ran by the wrong person will not succeed. There are too many variables or obstacles that may go wrong. People who are destined for success will not give up even when others do.  There is no secret to success. No shortcuts. What works for one person most likely will not work for the next. Simply copying a successful person does not guarantee anything.  However, copying their habits and their drive, will. 

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Is Facebook the Worst Possible Answer to Crypto Currency? | #AskSkylerLive 72

🔷On this episode of #AskSkylerLive we are talking about some very recent news that just dropped, Libra. Facebook is coming out with a crypto currency marketed towards those who don’t have access to a bank account. Hear Skyler’s predictions and much more!🔶 📺 Watch Now: 🎶 Listen Now: Questions Asked: 1. 1:50 Facebook released a whitepaper that stated they will be launching a crypto currency called “Libra.” They’ve received backlash for planning to enter the crypto payment industry when there are no regulations surrounding it. Do you think this will have a negative impact on Facebook? 2. 6:43 Based upon Facebook’s track record of privacy invasion and circulating fake news, should I be weary to trust them with my money? 3. 11:08 Do you think Facebook teaming up with 27 other partners to have equal oversight of Libra’s operations is a positive move going forward? Connect with Skyler: Website: https://www.skylerirvine.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skylerirvine/ Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skylerirvin… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv… Thank you for tuning into another exciting episode! If you would like your business, finance, or marketing question answered live on the show, submit it to askskylerlive@renzlermedia.com

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Starting a Business with No Money and How to Create the Ultimate Work Culture | #AskSkylerLive 71

🔷Welcome back to #AskSkylerLive the show where Skyler answers your business questions LIVE on Facebook. Today we are talking about how to start a business when you have no money, how to avoid questions you don’t want to answer, and creating a work environment that reduces turnover.🔶 We hope you enjoy this episode. If you feel inclined, leave us a honest review (it helps us improve) and subscribe to be notified when new episodes are released! 🤩 📺 Watch Now: 🎶 Listen Now: Questions Asked: 1. 4:36 I want to start a business but don’t have money. What do I do? 2. 7:07 How do I not talk about questions I don’t want to answer about my company/business? 3. 9:18 How do I create a work environment that my employees enjoy to reduce turnover? Connect with Skyler: Website: https://www.skylerirvine.com Instagram: @skylerirvine Podcast Instagram: @skylerirvinepodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskylerirv…

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