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Join Tony Pec, Francis Volpe, and Michael Capozzi for the Y Not You Podcast. Hear our thoughts on current trends in marketing, updates to social platforms, insight into entrepreneurship, business practices and how to implement them, and much much more! Most important, listen in as each of the hosts and guests discuss their "why".


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Join Tony Pec, Francis Volpe, and Michael Capozzi for the Y Not You Podcast. Hear our thoughts on current trends in marketing, updates to social platforms, insight into entrepreneurship, business practices and how to implement them, and much much more! Most important, listen in as each of the hosts and guests discuss their "why".






Journey to Success: Nathan Grant's Path to the US and the Power of Positive Influence

Welcome to another episode of "The Y Not You Podcast" with your host, Francis Volpe. In this captivating installment, Francis sits down with the inspiring and charismatic Nathan Grant, who shares his remarkable story of immigrating to the United States and the profound impact of surrounding oneself with the right people. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey with Nathan, delving into the challenges he faced, the triumphs he achieved, and the invaluable lessons he learned along the way. Discover the power of a positive support system and how it can shape our lives in unimaginable ways. Through Francis's insightful questions and Nathan's genuine storytelling, you'll gain valuable insights into the importance of choosing the right environment, cultivating meaningful relationships, and harnessing the potential that lies within each one of us. Prepare to be inspired and motivated as "Journey to Success: Nathan Grant's Path to the US and the Power of Positive Influence" unravels a narrative that will ignite your own ambitions and encourage you to seek out the people and opportunities that can propel you towards greatness. Tune in to "The Y Not You Podcast" and let Francis Volpe and Nathan Grant guide you towards unlocking your full potential. Get ready to embrace a brighter future by surrounding yourself with the right people


Making it on Your Own: A Journey to Becoming an Independent Filmmaker with Wilfred La Salle

In this podcast hosted by Francis Volpe, we explore the ins and outs of becoming an independent filmmaker. Joined by special guest Wilfred La Salle, an up and coming independent filmmaker, we dive deep into the challenges and rewards of forging your own path in filmmaking. Through engaging conversation and insightful anecdotes, we discuss topics such as funding, networking, and creative vision, as well as the importance of perseverance and passion. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your filmmaking to the next level, this podcast offers valuable advice and inspiration from two professionals who know what it takes to make it on your own. Website YouTube IMDb Wilfred La Salle


The Unstoppable Mindset of a Champion: A Conversation with Pro MMA Fighter Jimmy Drago

Join host Francis Volpe in an inspiring conversation with pro MMA fighter, Jimmy Drago, as they delve into his incredible mindset that propelled him to win the title. In this episode titled "The Unstoppable Mindset of a Champion," Jimmy shares his personal journey and the challenges he faced as a professional athlete. From his rigorous training routine to his mental toughness, Jimmy reveals the secrets behind his success and how he overcame obstacles to reach his goals. Francis Volpe leads the discussion with thought-provoking questions, uncovering the mindset and strategies that made Jimmy a champion. Whether you're a fan of MMA or looking for inspiration to pursue your own goals, this episode is a must-listen. So tune in to hear the compelling story of Jimmy Drago, the pro MMA fighter with an incredible mindset that led him to become a champion.


How Social Media Marketing Can Make Your Business ICONIC: Insights from Nicky and Sandra Guarriello

In this episode of our podcast, host Francis Volpe is joined by Nicky and Sandra Guarriello, the owners of Iconic Lash Lounge and Iconic Beauty Suites. Together, they discuss the power of social media marketing and how it can help catapult your business to new heights. Drawing from their extensive experience in the beauty industry, Nicky and Sandra share their insights on how they have leveraged social media platforms to grow their businesses and engage with customers. Tune in to learn from their success stories and gain valuable tips and strategies for your own social media marketing efforts.


Powering Up: Building Strong Relationships with Lippolis Electric's Stephen Marcellino

Hosts, Francis and Michael, sit down with Stephen Marcellino a Senior MSR at Lippolis Electric. They dive into how Stephen approaches relationship-building and how he balances the technical demands of his job with the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a client-facing role. They also discuss the importance of building long-term relationships in the construction industry and how these relationships can lead to repeat business and referrals. Stephen's insights will be valuable to anyone looking to improve their relationship-building skills, whether you're in the construction industry or any other field. So tune in to this episode and discover the power of connections in business and beyond.


How to Overcome the Toughest Challenges in Entrepreneurship with Guest Dom DiFilippo

Join hosts Francis and Michael on the latest episode of "The Y Not You" podcast as they dive deep into the world of entrepreneurship and the many hardships that come with it. They are joined by special guest, Dom DiFilippo, who has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and has faced numerous challenges along the way. Together, they explore the common struggles that many entrepreneurs face, including financial instability, work-life balance, and dealing with failure. Dom shares his own personal experiences and offers valuable insights and advice on how to overcome these obstacles and achieve success. This is a must-listen episode for anyone who is currently navigating the ups and downs of entrepreneurship or considering taking the plunge into the world of startups. Tune in to "The Y Not You" podcast and join the conversation on how to overcome the toughest challenges in entrepreneurship. Dom's IG:


From Athlete to Entrepreneur: Overcoming Obstacles - A Conversation with Chiropractor Brett Poniros

In this podcast episode, hosts Francis and Michael sit down with chiropractor Brett Poniros to discuss his journey as an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry, specifically working with athletes. Brett shares the obstacles he faced when starting his business and how he overcame them. The conversation covers topics such as the importance of networking, building trust with clients, and the challenges of balancing a successful business with personal life. Francis and Michael bring their expertise and insights to the discussion, making for a valuable and engaging conversation for anyone interested in entrepreneurship or healthcare.


Yonkers' Own Jimmy Drago: Rising MMA Star

In this episode of our podcast, hosts Francis and Michael sit down with Jimmy Drago, a rising MMA fighter from Yonkers, New York. They delve into Jimmy's background, including how he got started in the sport, the challenges he faced on his path to becoming a pro fighter, and his upcoming pro title fight on March 25th. Jimmy also shares his insights on what it takes to succeed in MMA, both physically and mentally, and how he prepares for fights. Whether you're a fan of MMA or just interested in hearing from an up-and-coming fighter, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in to learn more about Jimmy Drago's journey and what it takes to make it in the world of mixed martial arts.


Empathy in Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Steven Silva

In this episode of our podcast, Francis and Michael sit down with Steven Silva, a successful business owner known for his empathetic approach to leadership. Together, they explore the importance of empathy in entrepreneurship and how it can lead to greater success and satisfaction in both business and life. Steven shares his personal experiences and insights on how to cultivate empathy as a business owner, from actively listening to your team and customers to making genuine connections and fostering a culture of compassion. Tune in to learn how you can become a more empathetic business owner and make a positive impact on your community and beyond.


How to become a top producing Realtor with guest Jared Wiener

In this episode Tony and Francis sit down with Jared Wiener, a veteran in the real estate industry. He now works with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services but started his real estate career in Manhattan. Jared networks with the best of them and pins his success to his ability to network and maintain relationships.


Overcoming Adversity: The Inspiring Journey of Austin Glazer

In this episode Tony and Francis sit down with Austin " The Insurance Guy " Glazer who has an amazing story of battling adversity to become the success he is today. We dive into his upbringing, what drove him to getting into the insurance industry and how to maintain a strong mindset.


How building a brand will change your life with Roman Vladimirsky

In this episode Tony and Fran sit down with Roman Vladimirsky to discuss his upbringing, his time working with ESPN and his current career in Real Estate. We speak about how at one point he was helping run the marketing for ESPN radio and how that love for marketing and branding has carried over to Real Estate.


Social Media changed my life with guest Joey Mac aka The Smoking Panda

In this episode Tony and Francis sit down with Joey Mac aka The Smoking Panda of the Mobile Cigar Lounge to discuss how social media has completely changed his business and life. They also dive into how important cigars have been to building relationships and to the growth of their businesses.


The mindset needed to be the best in the world with guest Delaney Wallace

In this episode Tony and Francis sit down with Delaney Wallace. The strongest 183 lb man in the IPF and a former college football player, who had an invite by the Kansas City Chiefs. We spoke about his journey of becoming a gold medalist power lifter while competing for Team USA in South Africa, as well as the mindset needed to become the best in the world.


Stop Overthinking - Be Yourself

In this episode Tony, Francis and Michael talk about the importance of being yourself and the long term benefits.


Social Media is going to Charge Us

In this episode Tony, Francis and Michael speak about the state of social media, Elon buying twitter and if social media will start to charge you if you want to use it.


No one wants to hear your excuses

In this episode Tony, Francis and Michael talk about the importance of using social media to market your business. They go into depth of the why it is important and that there is no excuse to not utilize the different platforms.


2022 vs Y Not You

In this episode Tony and Francis are joined by their fellow co-founder Michael to discuss what has happened in 2022. From losing their office, continuing to grow the business, the rebuild and plans for 2023.


Which Animal Causes the Most Power Outages?

Let's see how good Tony and Francis are at trivia, but also while they eat increasingly hot chicken wings. Hosts: Tony PecFrancis VolpeWork with us or grab some merch!


We Pulled the Best Card?!

Join Tony and Francis this week as they take a different approach talking about brand and open up Yu-Gi-Oh Cards! Do you remember these cards? We might have pulled the most expensive card in the set... Hosts: Tony Pec Francis Volpe Work with us or grab some merch!