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S2E7: Accountability - Gienger Family Roundtable Discussion

Pleased to share yet another Gienger Family Roundtable Discussion. This time on the topic of accountability. THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them. JOIN THE SUCCESSFUL DROPOUT COMMUNITY! Create...


S2E6: How to Create a Compelling Brand for Yourself and Your Business With Damien Foord (Branding for Dropouts)

Damien Foord is on Successful Dropout for the 3rd time to demystify the process of building a great brand. A brand is more than just your logo and your business card. It’s much more than your reputation or what people think about you or how you make them feel. A brand is how you make an effort beyond yourself—a company or project or just a professional persona—relatable on a human level. For people that went to university, they largely live off of their uni’s brand until they have enough...


S2E5: How to Change Your Thinking to Expand Your Opportunities With Jeff Hittner

Jeff leads Your Project X, a social venture dedicated to helping people (re)discover their purpose to build careers they’ll love. He has more than 19 years experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, professor and change-maker. He is the founder of five social ventures, including IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting practice. In 2011, he developed the curriculum for the first MBA in Sustainability on the East Coast, at Bard College, where he was the Leadership professor. He...


S2E4: How to Overcome Trauma/Suffering and Lead Your Best Life With Cheyenne Noelle

Cheyenne is a writer and futurist with a fierce love for leveraging digital communication. She’s mostly ghostwriting, copywriting, and content writing about life, innovation, technology, and human-centered design. When she’s not writing or learning something new, Cheyenne travels and spends time with her little boy. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. This isn't Cheyenne's first time on Successful Dropout and her episodes just keep getting better! This week we talk about how...


S2E3: How to Control Money So it Doesn't Control You With The Gienger Family

This week I'm incredibly excited to bring you an episode from Systems for Success. SFS is a podcast led by my dad, Lonnie Gienger, and once a month our entire family gets together for a "family roundtable discussion" episode and we teach on specific topics as a group. This week we discuss financial management and how to control money so it doesn't control you. It's also exciting for me to have the SD community meet my entire family all in this one episode. They are all entrepreneurs,...


S2E2: How to Develop Self-Awareness With Stephen Warley

This week we were able to get Stephen Warley from Life Skills That Matter back on the show! Stephen has dedicated his time and energy to training people how to approach and navigate the future of work and new realities when building their careers. In this episode we discuss one of the most important skills which could be considered the basis of all self development, is self awareness. RESOURCES/THINGS MENTIONED Take Stephen's Self Assessment Challenges! Life Skills That Matter - check it...


100: The End of SD as You Know It and My Ayahuasca Experience

Episode 100 marks the end of a season, and the beginning of a new one. Kylon talks about the history of Successful Dropout, and his vision for the future of this community. He also shares about his experience with Ayahuasca in the mountains of Costa Rica. This episode is about change, and new beginnings. RESOURCES What is Ayahuasca? THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the...


99: Why The School System Is Failing Us With Kylon Gienger & Zachary Babcock

It was a pleasure to sit down with Zachary Babcock on his new show, Underdog Empowerment and talk about my entrepreneurial journey, the school system, and the Successful Dropout community. If you are having second thoughts about school, this is for you! RESOURCES Underdog Empowerment Podcast THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on...


98: From Successful Dropout Listener to Selling $250k on Amazon With Rob Schad

Rob had everything lined to succeed in college...a healthy scholarship, a spot on the baseball team and more. But he decided to opt-out on the last possible day and take life into his own hands. At the time all he had going for him was 5k in inventory which quickly turned into 250k sales in 13 months through selling on Amazon. This episode is special because Rob used to be a listener of Successful Dropout, and he's now worked his way up to becoming a guest! It's so amazing to be apart of...


97: The Simple System to Achieve Anything With Sivana Brewer

Sivana is an ambitious and outspoken 20-year-old who believes the reason most young people aren’t achieving what they want is that they are unclear on who they want to become, undisciplined, and have a lack of support in education outside of the current system. From an early age, she has had her hand in different endeavors, including a successful fashion resale business, to a failed PR business. As a college dropout, Sivana has traveled from a suitcase for 14 months forging relationships...


96: Leveraging SEO for Your Site Growth & The Importance of Self Awareness With Jeremiah Smith

Jeremiah is the Cofounder and CEO of SimpleTiger, a boutique digital marketing agency specializing in SEO for entrepreneurs. The SEO industry is plagued by smoke and mirrors, blackhat techniques, and a lack of transparency, and Jeremiah wants to change that for good. For 11 years, Jeremiah has helped companies like, Shopify, NBC, MTV, E*Trade, LG, and Sports Illustrated see significant gains in their search results, organic traffic, and revenue. Jeremiah's story is a...


94: How to Build Something That Attracts People and Other Q&A With Kylon, Te, and Chelann Gienger

This week I decided to sit down with my wife and sister and answer some questions from the SD community. Between the three of us we all run six figure businesses, manage employees and staff, run podcasts and communities, two of us dropped out of school, we've been broke, had business partners, worked with spouses, siblings and friends building businesses, we've failed, we've succeeded, we've switched, pivoted, or quit name it. We got a great response and you guys asked some...


93: How to channel addiction into whole life success with Brodie Kern

Brodie is a public speaker and serial entrepreneur. Brodie currently owns and operates a number of businesses including a commercial real estate brokerage, a telecom marketing agency, and a high-risk payment processing company. Brodie currently travels the country with his wife hannah speaking and attending a number of events on the topics of addiction, personal development, fear, motivation, and entrepreneurship. Brodie uses his past experiences with his battle against drugs and alcohol...


92: Sailing around the world while building and selling 7 figure businesses with Caspar Craven

Caspar believes in challenging conventional thinking on how leaders and teams become truly effective and create extraordinary results. Caspar has 30 years’ experience in building teams to make things happen. Starting as an entrepreneur at the age of 14, he has built and led teams in global corporations, start-up businesses, struggling businesses and high growth businesses. He built a team on a trophy-winning world racing yacht. But his toughest challenge by far was building his family team...


92: How you can create an impactful business with global leaders with Jeff Hittner and Greg Van Kirk

Greg and Jeff are doing some amazing things to create social change in developing countries through the power of entrepreneurship. It was amazing to have them on the show and hear about their upcoming program, Career X and how YOU as a member of Successful Dropout can get involved. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, looking for an adventure, and want to challenge better to do it than going to Guatemala to build a business?? The adventure is 2.5 weeks long and...


91: Working with business partners & the role failure plays in understanding yourself with Andrew Schneck

Andrew Schneck is a 26-year old college opt-out and obtained a college degree with the least possible amount of personal time spent in the classroom. He is an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry , building clinics that target addiction and mental health disorders. Prior to entrepreneurship he taught himself long-term investing in the stock market and has enjoyed national investing competitions, shareholder meetings, and selling research to investment firms. He mentors entrepreneurs and...


90: Moving from a permission mindset to a freedom mindset with Kylon Gienger

For this week's episode I wanted to share an interviewed I did on Stephen Warley's Life Skills That Matter podcast. This was part of an "interview swap" that Stephen and I did, and you can find his interview on Successful Dropout here. Stephen is an absolute boss and is doing some incredible things to push this new paradigm of work we are entering into as a society. I had a blast on his show and we discussed a lot of things including: American DreamCalculating the costfreedom...


89: Dispelling the college degree illusion with Danielle Strachman & Michael Gibson of 1517 Fund

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg to protest the sale of indulgences. These were pieces of paper the establishment church sold at great cost, telling people it would save their souls. The church made a fortune doing it. Likewise, universities today are selling a piece of paper at great cost and telling people that buying it is the only way they can save their souls. Universities call it a diploma, and they’re making a fortune...


88: On relationships and marriage with Kylon & Teliah Gienger

In this episode, Kylon and Teliah talk about their seven years of marriage and what it's been like building businesses and working together as husband and wife. Some of the things they talk about: THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the...