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Ignition Point

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Young Professionals and Aspiring Leaders need to stay motivated to keep moving forward. Start each week with Ignition Point – a series that connects fresh perspectives with practical strategies to help listeners feel empowered all week long. Join Steven Miller to spark the momentum you need to take the leap, conquer your week, and achieve your goals.

Young Professionals and Aspiring Leaders need to stay motivated to keep moving forward. Start each week with Ignition Point – a series that connects fresh perspectives with practical strategies to help listeners feel empowered all week long. Join Steven Miller to spark the momentum you need to take the leap, conquer your week, and achieve your goals.

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

Description:

Young Professionals and Aspiring Leaders need to stay motivated to keep moving forward. Start each week with Ignition Point – a series that connects fresh perspectives with practical strategies to help listeners feel empowered all week long. Join Steven Miller to spark the momentum you need to take the leap, conquer your week, and achieve your goals.

Language:

English

Contact:

6023634000


Episodes

Embracing the Race to Nowhere with Chris J. Snook

3/17/2020
On this week’s Ignition Point, I welcome Chris J. Snook back to the show to wrap up our series on struggle with a counterintuitive take – that struggle is something you need to embrace. Chris calls it “your beautiful race to nowhere,” and wants you to understand why struggle is so valuable to achieving self-awareness and personal growth. So, let’s get after it!

Duration:00:18:24

Understanding Your Partners with Jenny Poon

3/9/2020
For the second of our three episodes on overcoming struggle, I’m joined by Jenny Poon – the cofounder of Phoenix’s purpose-driven coworking space called CO+HOOTS. Together, Jenny and I are going to help you navigate the pitfalls of partnership by giving you clarity on the importance of understanding your partners and walking through how to prequalify potential partners.

Duration:00:17:52

Connect Your Capabilities to Your Aspirations with Blaine Light

2/10/2020
For the first of out three episodes on overcoming struggle, I’m joined by Blaine Light – the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Qwick. Blaine’s sharing his perspective on how to connect your capabilities to your aspirations based on the lessons he’s learned from his experiences developing disruptive technologies in Silicon Valley and Phoenix.

Duration:00:16:43

7 Keys to Finishing Strong with Veronique James

1/30/2020
To conclude our three-part goal series, we’re focusing on how you can hold yourself accountable and complete the goals you’ve been working toward with the help of Veronique James – the Founder and CEO of The James Agency. Veronique launched The James Agency in 2005 and it has since grown from a one-woman shop into an award-winning, integrated agency that specializes in advertising, public relations, and all things digital marketing.

Duration:00:18:07

Find More Hours in Your Day with Bob Mulhern

1/21/2020
Many people dream of finding true work-life balance, but few discover how to achieve it. That’s why Bob Mulhern and I are going to help you find more hours in your day and be more productive with your time. We go on to highlight some of the best productivity tools, planning methods, and mindsets that can give you an edge when managing your time and attention.

Duration:00:17:57

Thinking Resourcefully with Sasha Simmons

1/14/2020
On this episode, Sasha Simmons and I discuss how you can set better goals with OKR’s and how thinking resourcefully can improve the effectiveness of your goals while helping you to achieve them.

Duration:00:16:46

Connecting through Fandom with David Meerman Scott

1/7/2020
David Meerman Scott joins the show to give you an inside look what it means to build a Fanocracy and why connecting through Fandom can be rocket fuel for any individual, business, or nonprofit that chooses to focus on inspiring and nurturing true fans. In David’s new book – Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans – David and his daughter Reiko team up to explore why some of our favorite brands are able to build fandom and how you can attract fans of your own.

Duration:00:21:35

Find Your Frequency with Mike Jones

12/27/2019
On this episode, Mike Jones – the co-founder and CEO of Resound – joins the show to share why he believes the key to resonating with your audience is uncovering what makes you remarkable. We hope this episode gives you an edge when it comes to prioritizing your identity by discovering what sets you apart, but that all starts with finding your frequency!

Duration:00:18:44

Manage Your Message with Dr. Heidi Jannenga

12/16/2019
On this episode, Dr. Heidi Jannenga – Co-Founder & Chief Clinical Officer of WebPT – joins the show to discuss how message management separates the good communicators from great communicators.

Duration:00:16:14

Building Your Brand Identity with Chris Ronzio

12/10/2019
Building up a strong sense of self is no walk in the park. It takes time and a willingness to accept yourself for who you are, but you also need to overcome your doubts and insecurities. On this episode, Chris Ronzio – CEO of Trainual – joins the show to share his perspective on what it takes to build your brand identity and why you should share it with the world.

Duration:00:17:29

Lean Into Storytelling with Ashley Bright

12/4/2019
When networking or building relationships, your ability to tell stories is invaluable. On this episode, I’m excited to welcome Ashley Bright, whose knack for crafting irresistible messaging and captivating stories has brought him to pitch ideas to Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, Microsoft, and Target. So, let’s lean into storytelling with The Message Fixer – Ashley Bright!

Duration:00:15:41

Repairing the World with Marty Haberer

11/25/2019
Known for being a humble servant leader, Marty Haberer – CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix – joins the show to discuss Tikkun Olam and share how you can have a hand in repairing the world by making a difference in the lives of others.

Duration:00:13:56

Appreciate the Journey with Sonny Patel

11/19/2019
Sonny Patel – the Founder and CEO of Insurmi - joins the show to share his perspective on why it’s so important to take the time to zoom out, reflect, and appreciate the influences that shape you. Together, Sonny and Steven explain how identifying what makes you who you are can help you to appreciate your journey and give you the capacity to enrich the lives of others.

Duration:00:13:27

Shift to Showing Gratitude with Amy Tyre

11/11/2019
There are many reasons why you should cultivate an attitude of gratitude, but few people recognize how gratitude helps you to retrain your brain by shifting you from the negative into the positive. Our guest on this week's episode – Amy Tyre – is all about helping people to live their best lives by sharing her unique experiences and the wisdom she's found from studying yoga philosophy. Listen to the full episode now to discover why and how you can shift to showing gratitude!

Duration:00:13:34

When Dreams Become Reality

11/4/2019
On this week’s episode of Ignition Point, we’re taking a moment to share the overlooked link between last month’s focus on Tenacity with the upcoming month’s theme of Gratitude and Giving Back. To best illustrate this, Steven invokes Randy Pausch's Last Lecture on achieving your childhood dreams to discuss why how whenever you act with tenacity, you actually create what you should be grateful for.

Duration:00:09:04

Step Into Your Power Zone with Rene Johnson

10/28/2019
René Johnson’s story about discovering her Power Zone has moved countless leaders to find and embrace their own Power Zones. The Power Zone promotes your sense of tenacity and allows you to tap into the grit that fuels perseverance; but to step in and stay there, you need to be clear on your why and find what fires you up. If you’re ready to rise above your fears, shut down your most persistent distractions, and achieve your most audacious goals; it’s time to learn how to step into your...

Duration:00:14:35

Develop a Marathon Mindset with Jesse Randall

10/21/2019
For the better part of twelve years, Jesse Randall has worked with accelerators and venture capital funds, helped over 200 Startups to raise capital, and started companies of his own; but Jesse also competes in endurance sports like triathlons and Ironman races. He’s learned a lot from both sides of his life, and to kick off Season 2 of Ignition Point, he’s sharing some parallels he’s found between the two so we can discover and discuss what it takes to develop a marathon mindset and sustain...

Duration:00:18:10

Ignition Point is Back!

10/14/2019
We're back! This is Ignition Point – the show that’s here to get you fired up and ready to win the week. Starting October 21st, we’re pulling out all the stops. Across 24 Episodes, we’ll feature a loaded slate of 20 Guests who want to help you take your game to the next level. That’s right! More hot takes, meaningful insights, and brand-new strategies from business leaders, national speakers, and even professional athletes. So stay tuned and get ready, because Ignition Point is ready to...

Duration:00:01:47

Define Success on Your Terms | Featuring Zach Ferres

9/23/2019
We often equate the journey to success to a climb up a mountain, where you’re pushed to your limits – and eventually, beyond them. But how do you know you’ve made it to the top if there’s no universal measurement for success? With the help of our guest – Zach Ferres – we’re going to discuss how you can define success on your terms and keep success in perspective once you’ve made it to the top. Zach is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the CEO of Coplex – the nationally-ranked Venture...

Duration:00:20:33

Elevate Your Attitude | Featuring Dan Tyre

9/16/2019
Living an empowered life starts with the way you think, which is influenced by the people you surround yourself with and your attitude. Our guest on today’s show is driven to empower others by elevating their attitudes and doing the most good for the universe. That guest is HubSpot’s Executive Director of Sales, Dan Tyre. Dan is one of the foremost authorities on Inbound Success, but he also coaches, speaks and writes about motivating millennials, accountability, and his personal favorite –...

Duration:00:18:23