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048: Jay Papasan on The ONE Thing That Matters Most in Business and Life

For the last episode before our season break, we are bringing you this special (BEST OF) episode, with our featured guest Jay Papasan, the co-author of the groundbreaking #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling book, The ONE Thing. Are you struggling with multitasking and prioritizing your most important projects - especially when it seems there are so many things to get done? Well, this episode is for you. Jay Papasan, is the Vice President of publishing and...


047: Adrion Porter on Why Mid-Career is the Perfect Time to Make an Impact

On this latest episode, I share what I call somewhat of a "rallying call" for everyone in that’s currently in that mid-career, mid-life phase (basically Gen Xers), to start, right now, at this moment understanding that NOW is the perfect time to go for your dreams and create more impact on the world. Many of us at this stage of our career and life, feel squeezed, unsure of our future, dissatisfied with what we have accomplished...or "not accomplished", etc. This is a normal feeling. What...


046: Jay Baer on Creating a Memorable Brand with Word of Mouth

On this new episode of Gen X Amplified, we are welcoming back a familiar voice and friend to the show. Hall of Fame keynote speaker, business advisor, and best selling author…the one and only Jay Baer is joining Adrion once again on the podcast. For this his second visit to Gen X Amplified, Jay and Adrion discuss and unpack his latest book titled: – Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth, which he co-wrote with Daniel Lemin. Jay Baer is an award-winner...


045: Adrion Porter on 5 Key Lessons I Learned from Working at HBO

During this latest solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I am introducing a new "theme" that I’m starting called "What I've Learned...". And for this episode I will breakdown the 5 key lessons that I learned from my time working at one of the most iconic brands ever… HBO. I was employed at HBO from 2003-2008. And it was during that time (what many consider to be the "golden age' of HBO), I witnessed many of the inner workings of why HBO is such a successful brand. There are many virtues I...


044: Carmine Gallo on Becoming a Five Star Communicator

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is once again joined by world-renowned author and communications coach Carmine Gallo. During this chat, Carmine and Adrion discuss his latest book, Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great - and why it is important for leaders, especially Gen Xers to sharpen their skills of communication and persuasion for today's marketplace. Carmine Gallo is the bestselling author of Talk Like TED, The Storyteller's Secret, and The...


043: Adrion Porter On How to Develop a Powerful Personal B.R.A.N.D.

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, this is another solo round. And I’m getting very tactical and actionable with empowering and educational content to help you level-up at work, in business and in life. During this episode, I am going to be introducing a framework I’ve created that outlines in detail what I consider to be the five (5) actionable tips that will help you develop a "Powerful" personal B.R.A.N.D.™, by using our 5-point framework. It’s simply an acronym that actually...


042: (BEST OF EPISODE) Chris Brogan on Generational Leadership in a New Media World

On this special “best of” episode of Gen X Amplified, we are replaying our very first interview and episode for the podcast! Yes, this is how it all started – with our great conversation with Chris Brogan, New York Times Bestselling author, consultant, speaker, and digital marketing expert. Chris Brogan is president of Chris Brogan Media, offering business and marketing advisory help for mid to larger sized companies. He also helps small business owners through classes and webinars at Owner...


041: Adrion Porter on My Purpose and Mission

On this latest, and very special episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is going SOLO. That’s right. This is a very personal solo episode of the podcast, where Adrion is going to unpack a little about his background and what his overall mission and vision is not only for the podcast, but his personal purpose. Adrion Porter is a brand strategist, advisor, speaker, mentor, and the founder and host of Gen X Amplified. And on this solo episode, he goes into detail on his personal story. Adrion...


040: Rodney Bullard on How to Unleash the Hero Inside of You

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc., and the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. During this conversation, Rodney provides us with his story of growing up in South Dekalb Atlanta, GA, and becoming influenced by many life changing events that propelled him to greatness within a number of sectors – including the armed forces, law, politics, and philanthropy. Rodney Bullard leads...


039: Jeff Hilimire on Leadership and Building a Purpose-Driven Company

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by Jeff Hilimire, CEO and Co-founder of Dragon Army, a mobile and innovation agency, and the Co-founder of 48in48. During this value-packed conversation, Jeff discusses his own extensive entrepreneurial journey from building websites in college, to co-founding and leading an award winning mobile agency. Jeff also provides some key insights on millennial leadership and also establishing a purpose for both your company and your...


038: Alicia (A.M.) Morgan on STEM and Bridging the Gap as a Gen X Leader

On this great episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion has a great conversation with Alicia (A.M.) Morgan, STEM/STEAM advocate, TEDx speaker, and social capital educator. During this interview, Alicia tells her compelling story from being a little girl that was empowered at a very young age to discover her unique gifts - to becoming a leader within both the corporate and non-profit sectors. We also discuss the importance of Gen X leaders encouraging positive and productive relationships across...


037: Carrie Kerpen on Finding Your Secrets for Success in Business and Life

On this latest episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by entrepreneur, author, podcaster, and Facebook Watch host Carrie Kerpen. During this must-listen interview, Carrie takes us through her career leading up to becoming as a successful entrepreneur, and also provides some key insights from her manifesto for women in business, titled Work It: Secrets for Success from the Boldest Women in Business. Carrie Kerpen is the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, Kerpen transformed her...


036: Bill Macaitis on Building the Slack Brand and Team Leadership

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, Adrion is joined by software go-to-market leader and the former CMO of Slack, Bill Macaitis. During this awesome interview, they both discuss all things tech, marketing, brand strategy, and team building. Bill Macaitis is considered one of the most prolific marketers within the SAAS industry. He has served as the leading go-to-market executive for 3 of the fastest ever growing SaaS companies: Slack, Zendesk, and Salesforce. At Slack, Bill served as...


035: Marshawn Evans Daniels on Believing Bigger and Discovering Your Purpose

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are chatting with reinvention strategist and life coach, Marshawn Evans Daniels. about her latest groundbreaking book: Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose. During this very value-packed conversation, Marshawn and I discuss why she wrote this book as an inspirational guide for women ready to reinvent their lives and discover a higher purpose when life doesn’t go as planned. Marshawn Evans Daniels is a reinvention strategist and life...


034: Erik Deckers on Branding Yourself With Content and Social Media

On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are going to discuss why personal branding is very important in today's social media world. And to help us unpack the key tips and tactics to use, we are chatting with a content marketing and social media expert, Erik Deckers. Erik Deckers is a professional writer, professional speaker, social media expert, and content marketing strategist. He is the President of Pro Blog Service, a content marketing agency. Erik is also the author of a few...


033: Carmine Gallo on Why Storytelling is the Secret to Leadership and Business Success

As a leader, do you want to inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives? Then you MUST be able to package your ideas into a compelling and concise story. On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are actually going to talk all about the power of story. And we could not have asked for a better featured guest, than master communicator and storyteller - Carmine Gallo. Carmine Gallo is a communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. A former anchor and...


032: Peg Fitzpatrick on Being a Social Media Power User

Peg Fitzpatrick is a speaker, author, blogger, and social media marketing expert. She is the co-author of the groundbreaking book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. With over 100 tips and best practices - this essential guide presents a detailed strategy to create a compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. Social media is not only Peg's passion, it's her job. Day-to-day, she works in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. Peg has...


031: Marie Forleo on Creating a Business and Life You Love

Do you ever dream about running your own business? Do you ever dream about more time with your family? Do you want to change the world? Then you MUST listen to this value-packed and fun episode of Gen X Amplified with someone who has been named a “thought leader for the next generation by none other than Oprah Winfrey. I am joined by the wonderful and phenomenal Marie Forleo. Marie Forleo is a quintessential entrepreneur, author, online tv host, and marketing expert. She is the creator and...


030: Why Greatness Requires Preparation, Execution, and Patience (P.E.P.)

For this new solo episode of Gen X Amplified, I focus on how success, achieving your goals, and overall greatness can only happen, after you have truly put the work in . Particularly, what I call having some P.E.P. - preparation, execution, and patience. Whenever we want to achieve a new goal, learn a new skill, or become successful in general - we tend to want to rush the end result. We want to be great, much sooner than later. We want success and we want it now! Well that is a very...


029: Brian Solis on Designing Exceptional Customer Experiences

Do you know what makes a brand truly stand out and create advocates in today's economy? Well it goes beyond just products and services. It's all about how you define "experiences." On this episode of Gen X Amplified, we are joined by one of the most renowned digital leaders in today's marketplace - futurist, author and speaker Brian Solis. He's here to discuss his personal journey, and his latest book X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. Brian Solis is recognized as one of the...