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Your First Thousand Clients with Mitch Russo


Business Owners of every kind will want to hear from some of the leading marketing, sales, growth and management experts in the world right here on Your First Thousand Clients! The show that gets you to YOUR first thousand clients and beyond!

Business Owners of every kind will want to hear from some of the leading marketing, sales, growth and management experts in the world right here on Your First Thousand Clients! The show that gets you to YOUR first thousand clients and beyond!


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Business Owners of every kind will want to hear from some of the leading marketing, sales, growth and management experts in the world right here on Your First Thousand Clients! The show that gets you to YOUR first thousand clients and beyond!








Speaking The Truth: How To Use Your Story To Carve A Path To Success With Joel Weldon

If someone who has been called the “worst speaker ever” can build himself up to become one of the world’s best, then learning how to carve your own path to success with your story shouldn’t be an impossible thing to do. For renowned motivational speaker, Joel Weldon, speaking is easy, but not because he had an innate gift for it. Starting out as someone who can barely speak to 17 people at age 28, Joel worked to develop his skills in speaking to make a successful career out of it –...


226: Save The Millennials, Save The World With Philip Zimmerman

Philip Zimmerman started his professional life as an environmental consultant, first hired to work for a company then shortly thereafter went out and started his own. He grew that company rapidly then sold it in four years, and that was the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey. He continued with his passion, environmental engineering, until he found an even greater vision - helping others build scale and grow their companies. He is the Co-founder of a cookie company, runs a mentorship...


From Grass To SaaS: The Evolution Of Landscape Management Network With Mark Bradley

It seems a long way from cutting grass to dominating an entire niche in the world of SaaS, but that’s exactly what Mark Bradley did over the course of his entrepreneurship journey. Before founding Landscape Management Network, Mark’s only means of employment was mowing lawns, but he had always known that he wanted more out of life. To achieve that, he started his own lawn care company. As his business grew bigger and busier, he searched far and wide for software tools to help him manage it –...


227: Affordable And Accessible Healthcare For Everyone With Shane Foss

Shane Foss started his professional life in the healthcare industry and worked for various healthcare companies in several executive positions throughout the years after university. As he advanced through the ranks at medical device companies, and even in the business of developing healthcare facilities, he was bothered by the lack of affordable, viable health insurance policies available to the average person. He took the entrepreneurial leap and he started an insurance company. He started...


225: How To Pitch More Successfully Through Better Storytelling With John Livesay

Everybody has a story and that story can be the best revenue-driver for your business. The better your storytelling is, the better your sales will be. Renowned keynote speaker, author and sales expert, John Livesay cannot overemphasize this point. Known as the “Pitch Whisperer,” John discovered at some point in his career that weaving stories into the sales process changed his performance dramatically. He since catapulted himself to success and prominence using his storytelling magic. Join...


224: Mimiran: A Whole New CRM System (Yes, We Need Another One) With Reuben Swartz

You’d think that the last thing we need is another CRM, but most systems fail in one spectacular way or another. Mimiran is more than just a CRM. It is a whole way of thinking, a whole philosophy embedded in software that solves problems instead of creating new ones. Behind this innovative tool is the nerdy, introverted and just plainly brilliant mind of Reuben Swartz, the Chief Nerd at Sales for Nerds. Do you hate selling? Well it’s probably you and the greater part of the world. Listen in...


223: Dan Chan Presents: Online Magic For Sophisticated Audiences

Who thought online magic can be such a damn good business? Well, Mitch Russo didn’t think he’d have a magician guest a business podcast, yet here we are. But there is a very good reason why Daniel Chan is on the podcast today. An internationally renowned, award-winning magician, Dan worked mostly for corporate audiences and has traveled all over the world doing what he loves. He has been variously dubbed as the “Magic Man,” “Master Magician,” “Silicon Valley’s Favorite Magician” and “The...


222: Building Success Through Education with Bill Walsh

In this episode, Mitch Russo takes Bill Walsh on board to talk about his goal of spreading his educational programs with startups and major global brands alike in order to increase sales, productivity, and overall success. In 2005, Bill started his own company called Powerteam International for the purpose of empowering employees and business owners. He talks about how he started in the business, from working with GoDaddy and Franklin Covey to starting his own Success Club. With Success...


221: Stumbling Into Something That Works: Giving It 100% With Nicholas Hinrichsen

Failure is not the endpoint. In this episode, Nicholas Hinrichsen, Founder and CEO of WithClutch, joins Mitch as they discuss the opportunities in failure and the importance of giving it 100%. From soccer and golf to successful entrepreneur, Nicholas talks about his journey and the revolutionary that he is. Mitch and Nicholas take a deeper look into Nicholas’ success and the outside forces that played a huge role in helping him pivot amidst failures. Tune in and discover how Nicholas...


220: Leadership Instincts For Controlling The Future With Mark S A Smith

Controlling the future sounds almost supernatural, but in reality, it's something you can do not only for yourself but for those around you. By having the right leadership skill set and values, it's possible to control the future with your actions today. This episode, Mark S A Smith, a Business Growth Strategist at Bija Company, talks about the common denominator between successful companies, which is their focus on marketing. He details the leadership that transpires within these companies...


212: Swimming In A Sea Of Confusion In Search Of Excellence With Tom Peters

How have you fared as a leader during tough times? In this episode, Tom Peters, Business Author and Speaker, joins Mitch Russo to talk about transmitting what you care most about to your team in search of excellence. From his time as a Navy Seabee to his work in the White House, Tom shares his journey and the lessons he’s learned throughout the years. Tom and Mitch explore the importance of mentorship as they talk about Peter’s mentors that have had the most impact on them. Tune in and take...


218: Fall Down, Get Up, Be Indestructible With Robert Workman

In life (and in business), you will definitely experience a lot of failures and downfalls. According to Robert Workman, the key to success is learning to get up and become indestructible. In this episode, Robert talks about how he managed to lose five Ferraris in his lifetime. As a behavior change agent, he walks us through his process that he takes with his clients that help them recondition their mindset. He emphasizes the importance of filtering what we see and what you put in your mind....


217: A Waking Up Experience: How Change Was A Foregone Conclusion With Dr. Michael Cotton

Do you feel disengaged and fully checked out? In this episode, Dr. Michael Cotton, Founder of Source Code Meditation, joins Mitch Russo as they talk about the human potential movement and Dr. Michael’s waking up experience that led him to form a new human potential system. They take a deep dive into the concept of human potential and personal transformation as Dr. Michael shares his personal experience. Get to know what triggered Dr. Michael’s transformation and the importance of having a...


216: Customer Acquisition 101 With Anthony Sarandrea

Anthony Sarandrea went from going door-to-door for twelve hours a day every day to being online 24 hours a day in order to acquire customers. The difference in his output has astounded him beyond measure and caused a sort of addiction to the process. Because of this, he shares his formula in order to help others target and acquire their desired customer pool. In this episode, he joins Mitch Russo to stress the importance of the first few seconds of interaction and standing out from everyone...


215: The Idea Of Mentoring: Shepherding Author's Books Through The Process Of Being Published With Wendy Keller

Are you an aspiring author looking to get your book published? In this episode, Wendy Keller, founder of Keller Media, joins Mitch Russo as they explore the process of being published and how Wendy has helped her clients benefit from becoming authors. Get to know Wendy’s background as she shares her journey from quitting as a journalist to have her first child to helping famous and newly minted authors publish over 1,700 books. Wendy talks about how she represents her clients and the...


214: The Affiliate Guy: Maximize Your Income Through Affiliate Marketing With Matt Mcwilliams

What is affiliate marketing? In this episode, the Affiliate Guy, Matt McWilliams, joins Mitch Russo as they explore the world of affiliate marketing and how you can maximize your income through it. Get to know how Matt discovered affiliate marketing and the opportunity he quickly realized after he made $10,000 while watching Ally McBeal as he shares his journey from playing Division I golf to online entrepreneur. Matt and Mitch discuss the difference between affiliate marketing and joint...


213: Leaving A Job, Starting A Business, And Moving The Needle With Paul Cronin

Seventeen years in a job may seem impossible to get out of. Yet, the guest for this episode, Paul Cronin, did. Leaving behind the toy business he started from, Paul realized that toys were not his future but building businesses certainly were. He sits down with host, Mitch Russo, to share with us his journey—how he did it, why he did it, and what’s moving the needle for him now. He also talks about how he is now helping others move through the transitions in their businesses and lives and...


212: Mentor To Millions With The Shark Mentor: The Kevin Harrington Story

Are you a Shark Tank enthusiast? If you are, then this is going to be a treat for you as Mitch Russo is joined by the very first shark ever, mentor and entrepreneur, Kevin Harrington. A hustler since his younger years, Kevin never runs out of brilliant ideas that make millions. He is the inventor of the infomercial and a pioneer of the As Seen On TV brand. Considering what he is worth today, you’d never guess his humble beginnings – a story that he shares in this episode. But wait, there’s...


211: Creating The Sales System That Has Helped Hundreds Of Clients With Nikki Rausch

It is true that when a door closes, a window opens. For Nikki Rausch, a window of opportunity opened after she got fired from a sales position, which helped propel her to create her own selling system that has since helped hundreds of clients. In this episode, Nikki joins Mitch Russo to share with us the details of her story—from selling leather belts to becoming the Sales Maven that she is now—as well as the sales process that put her to where she is. Along with that, she imparts some great...


210: The Perfect Business Podcast With Ben Krueger

Do you want to start a podcast or do you already have one and want to step up your game? Here are some of the key principles you need to know about podcasting. Joining Mitch Russo in this conversation is Ben Krueger, an entrepreneur, podcast advisor and founder of Cashflow Podcasting, a premium podcast launching platform that has worked with industry advocates, including keynote speakers, bestselling authors and leading consultants. Starting as an intern trying his hands out on his...