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No one said being an entrepreneur is easy… Many entrepreneurs don’t like talking about these struggles because it seems better to project an image of constant, easy success. Well, we’re not those kind of guys. We’re the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs. Listen in as Kham and Sean interview now-successful entrepreneurs about their lowest points and biggest challenges, while they break down their own blunders and mess-ups to help you find new ways to keep on progressing.

No one said being an entrepreneur is easy… Many entrepreneurs don’t like talking about these struggles because it seems better to project an image of constant, easy success. Well, we’re not those kind of guys. We’re the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs. Listen in as Kham and Sean interview now-successful entrepreneurs about their lowest points and biggest challenges, while they break down their own blunders and mess-ups to help you find new ways to keep on progressing.

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No one said being an entrepreneur is easy… Many entrepreneurs don’t like talking about these struggles because it seems better to project an image of constant, easy success. Well, we’re not those kind of guys. We’re the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs. Listen in as Kham and Sean interview now-successful entrepreneurs about their lowest points and biggest challenges, while they break down their own blunders and mess-ups to help you find new ways to keep on progressing.

Language:

English


Episodes

It's the end of 2020. How are you? Honestly.

12/22/2020
It’s the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs season 3 finale! We’re wrapping up this year and this season on a high note with the dynamic duo, Kham and Sean. In this episode they cover: Reflecting on the transition to remote work Having self discipline with your emotions and fears Taking time to reconnect with people

Duration:00:29:08

Using Your Why to Make Something Happen; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis

12/2/2020
In this special two-part episode, our podcast guest is Max Gallardo, founder and CEO of Galaxis, an e-commerce platform powered by influencers. In part one they discuss his upbringing in Argentina and the following: The power of YouTube Striving to not worry about working from paycheck to paycheck Sacrifices as an entrepreneur

Duration:00:34:00

Hard Knocks and Sacrifices on the Road to Success; Founder Max Gallardo of Galaxis

12/2/2020
In this special two-part episode, our podcast guest is Max Gallardo, founder and CEO of Galaxis, an e-commerce platform powered by influencers. In part two they discuss: Sacrificing friendships, experiences, health, hobbies, passions, and love for the sake of your company How every individual has something to offer to society How success is relative

Duration:00:35:54

Freedom is a Helluva Drug; With Bob Gallo of Rhino Holdings

11/30/2020
In this episode, Sean and Kham are joined by, Bob Gallo, of Rhino Holdings, R2 Hospitality, and Optimum Textiles. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Bob provides his insights as an entrepreneur. They discuss: The entrepreneurial enate trait Defining your company culture Investing your money and time into projects and businesses

Duration:00:55:14

You Don’t Have Tomorrow to Be Successful: The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs

11/25/2020
In this episode of the Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Sean tells a story that impacted his perspective on life. Kham discusses how he has to go all-in on something which sometimes involves making sacrifices. In this episode, they ruminate: Life is precious; don’t wait until tomorrow to make changes. Going all-in and being able to focus on the moment that you’re in Making sacrifices in different areas of work and at home.

Duration:00:32:28

The Importance of Passion in Running a Business; Jeannie Hebert, CEO of Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

11/18/2020
Today’s guest is Jeannie Hebert, president, and CEO of the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce. She has received numerous awards within Central Massachusetts for her success within the industry and community. This episode’s topics include: The difference between success and failure is passion Thriving on challenge Issues with running a family business

Duration:00:49:28

Are They Failures or Lessons? How Learning from Our Mistakes Fuels Growth

11/12/2020
Sean and Kham discuss mistakes as entrepreneurs and how they can be used as lessons to be learned from. Whether it be in business or your personal life we all make mistakes and then seek solutions to correct them. Key takeaways in this episode are: Put processes in place to scale and grow your business. Never settle and rest on what you have. Continually grow and expand your business. Sales skills are important in so many roles.

Duration:00:23:49

How Discomfort Pushes You to Succeed

11/4/2020
Sean and Kham get straight to the point in this short episode. Entrepreneurs are born to take risks. As your business grows you may have to let go of the reins, which means you can’t be in control of everything. In this episode, we discussed: Getting out of your comfort zone Growth versus change. Growth is more lasting than change. Going into a new market and taking risks can be scary

Duration:00:19:42

What’s the Most Impactful Thing You Can Do for Your Business

10/28/2020
Sean and Kham have a conversation about three key components to being a successful entrepreneur. From creating a business plan, to finding a mentor, it’s important to take breaks throughout your long and tiring days. This episode includes: Set realistic timeframes for yourself Take breaks and allow your brain to rest Making time for exercise and family in your 15 hour workday

Duration:00:32:37

Maybe It’s Maybelline or Maybe it’s Your Personality: Traits to Help You Become a Successful Entrepreneur

10/21/2020
In this episode, Sean and Kham talk about the personality traits they bring to the table as entrepreneurs. Are there certain traits that make entrepreneurs successful? Topics in this episode include: Introverts vs. extroverts in a business setting How your frame of mind sets you up for success Overcoming stereotypes and sharing your culture

Duration:00:33:55

Prioritizing and Keeping Your Eye on the Prize with Troy Siebels

10/14/2020
In this episode, Sean and Kham are joined by Troy Siebels, the president and CEO of the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA. With the current pandemic, he has had to adapt his nonprofit in order to survive. This episode covers: Seeking creativity Mainstream broadway and how the audience has changed How the pandemic impacted the theater industry

Duration:00:50:28

How Focus Fuels Growth in Every Area of Your Business with Peter Martino

10/7/2020
Today’s guest, Peter Marino of Align360 Solutions brings up the entrepreneurial struggle of “I’m the only one that can do this.”When putting so much on your own plate, it can be difficult to stay focused. As we dive deeper into this topic, key points include: Growing and adding people to your business Delegating and outsourcing What makes you an entrepreneur?

Duration:00:46:13

Nature or Nurture? Why You Need Drive and Desire as an Entrepreneur with Kham and Sean

10/1/2020
In Season 3, Episode 2 of The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Kham and Sean talk about different types of ventures whether it becoming an athlete, an entrepreneur, or a risk-taker. Drive and desire are two things that can motivate you to get you to that end goal. Along the way they cover these key points: Quitting your job and finding another one Success is relative Finding what drives you We all ebb and flow ourselves

Duration:00:19:58

Why Your Intuition is On-point with The Vulnerable Entrepreneurs

9/23/2020
In this season 3 opener, Kham and Sean chat about that gut feeling when you have to take risks and make decisions. As this episode unravels, we will uncover the following key points: Working with others that think differently than you Spending money on big purchases Decisions that are professional and not personal Following your heart

Duration:00:19:55

Breaking Norms by Being Vulnerable: Interview with Rand Fishkin

9/8/2020
This week’s special guest is Rand Fishkin, former CEO of Moz, and most recently Founder and CEO of SparkToro. Rand speaks of the experiences that caused him to share vulnerably with other people. Listen as Sean uncovers interesting facts about Kham's and Rand's names. The three entrepreneurs also reveal advice that they would tell a 20-something year old who wants to be a millionaire. In this episode, they cover: The American entrepreneur’s obsession with wealth The Silicon Valley startup...

Duration:01:00:23

Leading with Empathy and Values: Interview with Francisco Oller Garcia

9/1/2020
Kham and Sean are joined by Providence College alumni, Francisco Oller Garcia. The three unravel what qualities and traits make a leader, and how leaning into the unknown and vulnerability allows us to grow and move forward. As leaders, we need continuous improvement to be a visionary for others. Topics in this episode include: Leading with heart, leading with empathy, and leading with values Using knowledge as a resource What is culture?

Duration:00:39:36

Constant change: innovating your business and yourself with Juliana Marulanda

8/25/2020
Juliana Marulanda of ScaleTime joins Kham one more time in Season 2, Episode 10. A common question for entrepreneurs is: how do you keep evolving? These entrepreneurs tell their truths and talk about how your mindset can set you up for success. Topics in this episode include: Invention versus innovation Being your real authentic self Building your tribe and cohort of entrepreneurs Taking time for mindfulness and meditation

Duration:00:31:54

Commitment: Easy to Say, Hardest to Do (Interview with Rick Norberg)

8/18/2020
Ideas are cheap, but starting a business and sticking with it through thick and thin is what separates the wheat from the chaff. In this episode of Vulnerable Entrepreneurs, Kham and Sean interview Rick Norberg, the CEO of Vertikal6 about entrepreneurial commitment. Listen and learn: That the appearance of outward success is just the tip of the iceberg Why chasing after the shiny, unrealistic, dream of entrepreneurship is a recipe for failure How commitment and purpose are the keys to...

Duration:00:42:37

Loyalty Goes Both Ways

8/11/2020
Follow along as Sean examines Kham using the Bernard Pivot Questionnaire, designed by the French columnist, and made famous by James Lipton in “Inside the Actors Studio.” This episode is centered around the leadership topic of loyalty. To build loyalty and respect, one must “be honest, raw and vulnerable.” Be inspired to look within your own company and build a team that works towards a greater purpose. In this episode we cover: How to inspire loyalty within teams and the entire organization...

Duration:00:30:52

Failure is Feedback: Interview with Juliana Marulanda

8/4/2020
In our return from a mid-season hiatus, Kham is joined by the founder and CEO of ScaleTime, Juliana Marulanda. She shares her unique life experience and her extraordinary path to becoming an entrepreneur. They discuss the following challenges: Starting a service-based business with literally no money Dealing with debt and taxes as a startup Navigating entrepreneurship as an immigrant Learning to say “no” in business Follow Juliana on instagram @julianamarula or on LinkedIn through...

Duration:00:38:23