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Zero Excuses

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With the time demands and commitments everyone has on their plates - it’s easy to think “I can’t do it all - there just isn’t enough time.” Zero Excuses sets to prove that statement wrong. On this show, you’ll hear in-depth conversations between host Nick Smarrelli and exceptional guests and business leaders who take on ultra marathons, hike up Mt. Everest, or campaign for political office, all while running multi-million dollar companies. Business leaders featured are focused on three key demographically areas: Indianapolis, St, Louis, and Denver.

With the time demands and commitments everyone has on their plates - it’s easy to think “I can’t do it all - there just isn’t enough time.” Zero Excuses sets to prove that statement wrong. On this show, you’ll hear in-depth conversations between host Nick Smarrelli and exceptional guests and business leaders who take on ultra marathons, hike up Mt. Everest, or campaign for political office, all while running multi-million dollar companies. Business leaders featured are focused on three key demographically areas: Indianapolis, St, Louis, and Denver.

Location:

United States

Description:

With the time demands and commitments everyone has on their plates - it’s easy to think “I can’t do it all - there just isn’t enough time.” Zero Excuses sets to prove that statement wrong. On this show, you’ll hear in-depth conversations between host Nick Smarrelli and exceptional guests and business leaders who take on ultra marathons, hike up Mt. Everest, or campaign for political office, all while running multi-million dollar companies. Business leaders featured are focused on three key demographically areas: Indianapolis, St, Louis, and Denver.

Twitter:

@gadellnet

Language:

English


Episodes

There is Time for Running Towards the Fire with Kellie Sirna, Dallas, Texas

8/11/2022
When her job didn’t afford her the flexibility she needed, Kellie Sirna set out on her own and began a life of serial entrepreneurship. Running multiple businesses while also being a single parent has its challenges, but she is skilled in the art of the hustle. Now the owner of Studio 11 Design and its two sister companies, Kellie focuses on selecting clients that will be a good fit for her team. She takes an individual approach to each employee to ensure she’s building successful...

Duration:00:22:27

There is Time to Embrace Uncertainty with Lindsay Tjepkema, Indianapolis

7/28/2022
Lindsay Tjepkema grew up with the idea that connections and friends are a luxury. Now she realizes to be successful, a support system is extremely important. With this knowledge, Lindsay stepped out of the career she had built for herself to become the CEO and Co-founder of Casted, a venture-backed SaaS business in the marketing technology space. Casted gives her and others a platform to access content to make it valuable. It empowers B2B marketers to maximize the power of connection with...

Duration:00:27:08

There is Time for Changing the Playing Field with Seth Goldman, Bethesda, Maryland

7/14/2022
Seth Goldman knows what it means to pursue projects you’re passionate about. He co-founded Honest Tea and is now the Chief Change Agent at Eat the Change. He’s also launching the new brand, Just Ice Tea, which focuses on just relationships with the supply trade and fair trade farms they source from. Acting on issues he cares about is important to Seth. He takes the time to change the playing field by engaging in and embracing important topics and making sure everyone involved in the...

Duration:00:28:34

There is Time For Building Confidence with Jake Simons, Indianapolis

6/30/2022
Failure is not only an option. It’s part of the process. Teaching Robotics helped Jake realize this and pass this along to his students. Jake knows the importance of loving your work, and he finds this love through teaching the fifth grade at Woodview Elementary, coaching the Eaglebots, and being the director of Robotics for Wa-Nee Community Schools. With so much to do, Jake knows that finding time for family and for himself are crucial for staying balanced. That means saying “no” to other...

Duration:00:32:00

Digital Workplace Podcast: The fundamentals of productivity didn’t change, but everything else did with Nick Smarrelli

6/16/2022
Welcome back Zero Excuses Community. We’re taking time to find really spectacular guests with unique stories. In the meantime, we wanted to share a few interviews Nick has done with exceptional podcasters. Like the discussion he had with Neil Miller on The Digital Workplace Podcast. In the conversation, Neil and Nick discuss productivity while working in a digital environment.

Duration:00:25:41

Ripple Effect: Creating a Culture of Growth with Nick Smarrelli

6/2/2022
Welcome back Zero Excuses Community. We’re taking time to find really spectacular guests with unique stories. In the meantime, we wanted to share a few interviews Nick has done with exceptional podcasters. Like the discussion he had with Chris Byers on Ripple Effect. In the conversation, Nick and Chris talk about the power of bringing your whole self to work and having a culture of humility.

Duration:00:19:51

Gut + Science: Zero Excuses Leadership with Nick Smarrelli

5/19/2022
Hey Zero Excuses Community. We’re taking time to find really spectacular guests with unique stories. In the meantime, we wanted to share a few interviews Nick has done with exceptional podcasters. Like this one with Nikki Lewallen on Gut+Science In the conversation, Nikki and Nick discuss the habits that allow you to live with zero excuses and the power of training and development programs.

Duration:00:29:14

Being [at Work] From High Performance Contributor to High Performance Leader with Nick Smarrelli

5/5/2022
Hey Zero Excuses Community. We’re taking time to find really spectacular guests with unique stories. In the meantime, we wanted to share a few interviews Nick has done with exceptional podcasters. Like this one with Andrea Butcher on Being [at Work]. In our conversation, Nick and Andrea discuss his three core values and how practicing those principles helped him become the leader he is today.

Duration:00:27:35

There is time for crazy ideas with Stephanie Cox, Indianapolis

3/17/2022
“I love crazy ideas, and I love figuring out how to make crazy ideas reality, and solving unsolvable problems.” Stephanie Cox, CEO of Lumavate, never takes the easy way out, she’s the type of person who seeks out unbeatable problems to tackle and rolls with life’s punches. That’s why Stephanie wasn’t surprised or stumped when she adopted a pre-teen in the span of a few weeks, switched her high schoolers to a homeschooling program, and became CEO of Lumavate. In this episode, Stephanie...

Duration:00:31:44

There is time for writing your personal playbook with Gary Brackett, Indianapolis

3/3/2022
“Take an inventory of your life. If things aren't adding up, it's time to start subtracting.” Gary Brackett has experienced extreme highs and lows in his life— from being a part of a Superbowl-winning NFL team to filing for bankruptcy and divorce. In this episode, Gary shares how he learned just as much from failure as he has with success. Achieving what he thought he wanted—status and wealth—put things in perspective, forcing him to realize family and fulfillment are what really matter....

Duration:00:23:57

There is time to find the silver lining with Katie Doble, Denver

1/20/2022
Throughout her life, Katie ‘Emoji’ Doble has found herself a statistical outlier. In her teens, she lost her mother to cancer, in her 20’s she caught an STD as a virgin, in her 30’s she was diagnosed with a very rare terminal cancer. Finally, she’s met her 40’s being declared disease-free. Each of those events has taken its toll, but they’ve also given her perspective on the importance of addressing your emotions, giving yourself grace, and setting boundaries. How does she maintain...

Duration:00:27:40

There is time for being intentional with Alex Raymond, Boulder

12/9/2021
Alex Raymond has lived and traveled all over the world–from the metropolises of Hong Kong, London and Beijing to the small-town tech hub of Boulder, Colorado. "It's all about mindset. I want to have friends all over the place. So I spent a lot of time asking, 'Where would I like to live.'" Alex's company, Kapta, is a purpose-built platform for organizations that want to establish, expand, or improve their Key Account Management function. But it didn't start out that way. As with many...

Duration:00:30:35

There is time to be of service with Ryan O’Donoghue, Denver

11/25/2021
For teens and young adults with cancer or multiple sclerosis, navigating these diseases in the prime of their life is a lonely endeavor. Ryan O’Donoghue is on a mission to create impact through life-changing outdoor adventures. “That rock doesn’t care that you have cancer; those rapids aren’t going to mellow out. They’re not treating you any differently.” After losing his brother, Colin, to cancer at age 28, Ryan founded Rise Above It, an organization committed to advancing the field of...

Duration:00:24:50

There is time for meaningful connection with Adam Vandoski, Indianapolis

11/11/2021
So often we rush through meals but Adam Vandoski hopes to make eating a shared experience again with his company the Vine Society. “If you’re going to eat, it might as well be delicious and with people that you love.” That’s Adam’s philosophy. He believes there's a way to eat in a way that nourishes both your body and your soul. To achieve that, his company provides good food and wine, encouraging people to be purposeful and present with their friends and family. With that same philosophy,...

Duration:00:27:25

There is time to make a difference with Keith Ives, Denver

10/28/2021
Keith Ives is a humanitarian, empiricist, and leader with a passion for people and impact. His company, Causal Design, creates cultures of evidence and impact among those working to solve the world’s problems. Keith knows problems like poverty and hunger require more than just volunteerism, so he’s bringing an evidence-based approach to the issue, empowering his clients to do more effective work. How does he do it? By making Zero Excuses and translating academic research into practical...

Duration:00:24:39

Special Episode: 6 Business Lessons from Ultramarathons with Guest Casey Crouse

10/14/2021
Casey Crouse is an account manager at GadellNet. He’s also on the Board of the Riley Children's Foundation, the founder of the New Shoe Day Foundation, an advocate for mental health—and an ultra-marathon runner. What a resume of experience! In this episode, Nick and Casey mix things up by discussing six key takeaways they learned from running ultra marathons that apply to business and life. Key Takeaways: Stress can be a good thing when applied appropriatelyCommunity can be the greatest...

Duration:00:34:06

Inside the Net with Sean Van de Riet, ALS Association

9/30/2021
Sean Van de Riet is an Application Management Engineer at GadellNet. Since a young child, Sean has been involved with the ALS Association, participating in organized walks and many other different types of fundraising events. Sean lives with the personal philosophy of trying to make people’s lives better. How do zero excuses play a role? Listen in to find out. Key Takeaways: The importance of illuminating othersHelp others, even if you don’t want toTime is a finite resource Things to...

Duration:00:06:36

There is time to tackle financial stress with Jervis DiCicco, Denver

9/23/2021
What’s one of our biggest daily stressors? Financial insecurity. Jervis DiCicco thinks it can be tackled with the right system in place. Enter his company, ProsperBridge, whose vision is “financial empowerment for all.” Sounds impossible, right? Jervis says otherwise, and he’s making Zero Excuses as he determinedly helps people understand and take advantage of the proper resources. Key Takeaways: We’re all destined to be in crisis at some point, prepare for itFinding solutions starts with...

Duration:00:28:11

There is time to decide you care with Ryan Lewis, Boulder

9/9/2021
Ryan Lewis is the Founder and CEO of EarthHero, an eco-friendly online marketplace. It’s a business with big goals, namely saving the planet one sustainable purchase at a time. Ryan believes deeply in that cause and has committed to educating the average Joe on how to shop and consume sustainably to further it. Still, he sees himself as a family man and nature junkie first and foremost. How does he do it? By balancing his ecological business goals with his personal life, making Zero...

Duration:00:29:05

There is time to impact your community with Opal Jones, St. Louis

8/19/2021
Opal Jones is the CEO and President of Doorways, a non-profit that supports those living with HIV. Leading Doorways was not a job Opal ever intended to have, but once she realized how much of an impact she could make in that role, she never looked back. Opal knows she can’t solve all the world's problems, no one can, but she also believes her skills can help those in need. So, Opal makes zero excuses and focuses on moving the needle through her organization and community outreach.

Duration:00:26:08