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55: From Building A Can’t-Live-Without SaaS Business From The Ground Up to Planning Global Impact with Jesse Patel

On this episode of Worth It, Dustin R. Granger, CFPⓇ and I interview Jesse Patel, the cofounder of Workflowy, the fastest, most flexible list maker on the planet and one of our absolute favorite tools for business and at home. We discuss how this simple, but powerful tool has changed our lives and his. We dig into his journey from working a typical 9-5 job, to joining an incubator, to creating the ultimate list-making program, where you can shift focus from the big picture to minute details...


54: When to Consider Hiring an Executive Coach, with Kevin Wilkins

Have you ever thought of hiring an executive coach? Are you curious to find out more about what an executive coach does and how they can help you? Kevin Wilkins is the founder of Trepwise, a New Orleans based growth consulting firm that offers executive coaching to businesses, nonprofits, and individuals across all sectors of life. Kevin teaches us how to choose a coach, what questions to ask, and when is the best time to think about hiring an executive coach. Learn all about how you can...


53: How to Start a Life Tax Fund

Are you one of the ⅔ of Americans that can’t cover the costs of a $1000 emergency? That is such a scary number, but it’s not surprising given that half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. To add insult to injury most of us are living above our means. There is a constant pressure in our society to live beyond our means. From advertising to social media to simply talking with friends and neighbors we feel a constant pressure to keep up with everyone else. But if you don’t start saving...


52: How to Live Life in Slow Motion

Have you ever wanted to live your life in slow motion? We all experience those times where we wish we could slow down, but they seem to just zip by. Dustin has been reading about how to make the most of life and he has several tips to share on how to slow down and make the most of the time we have. Worth It is the podcast that helps you dream, plan, and live your ideal life and on this episode, we’re focusing on helping you live your ideal life. If you have always wanted to learn how to make...


51: How to Know Your Worth and Charge It

Many purpose-driven professionals and creative entrepreneurs have a hard time knowing their worth and even harder time charging it. There are some that even feel weird simply charging others for their work. So many of us struggle with imposter syndrome that we don’t really value ourselves and what we do. Even though we love what you do we still need to be able to make a living. On this episode of Worth It, Dustin and I are here to inform you why it is so important to know your worth and...


50: When to Hire a CFO and Scale Your Business, with Tyler J. McCall

Tyler J. McCall is a marketing strategist and coach for creative entrepreneurs. He specializes in Instagram marketing and is an expert at converting followers to fans. Tyler teaches his students how to make an impact and grow business with Instagram by using it in a genuine and intentional way. Tyler’s business has grown exponentially over the past year and in this episode, he opens up about when he realized he needed help and decided to hire a CFO. Listen to episode 50 of Worth It to hear...


49: Clothes Through an Investment Lens

Men’s style can be confusing these days with skinny jeans and bow ties being all the rage. But dressing for success is as important as ever. Ensuring that your wardrobe lasts more than just a season and that you look great for every occasion doesn’t have to be a burden. If you look at clothing through an investment lens and remember 3 easy tips you can create a signature look that will stand the test of time. Are you ready to discover 3 ways that you can make an investment in yourself...


48: How to Maximize Your HSA (Health Savings Account)

Have you ever wondered what a health savings account is? Or maybe you know what it is, but you’re not sure if you need one. Perhaps you already have an HSA, but you’re not sure what’s so great about it. On episode 48 we discuss everything you need to know about HSA’s. A listener recently asked if they should contribute to a health savings account, and we are glad she did because this gives us the opportunity to share everything we know about HSA’s. Listen to this episode of Worth It to...


47: What It Takes To Be An Influencer

All of us possess influence, but we don’t necessarily know how to use it to its fullest in the modern, digital world. This episode is a “how to” conversation about what it takes to become an influencer. If you’ve got great ideas, expertise, or simple insight into a particular area of life, you can and probably should become an influencer. There are people out there waiting to hear your voice. They truly WANT to hear YOU speak about the very things they want to learn. Listen to this episode...


046: An Easy Guide To Understanding Your Federal Income Tax Rate

As anyone who has ever filed income taxes can tell you, you have to know which tax bracket you’re in before you can make even an educated guess of what you might owe Uncle Sam. It’s pretty easy to figure out your tax bracket because it’s based on your income, but it’s trickier to calculate how much you’ll actually owe because of the way the U.S. tax system works. For this episode, Dustin and I created an easy-to-understand tax reference guide! Here’s What You’ll Learn What is ‘taxable...


045: Start A Ben Franklin-Style Junto Club

Have you ever punched someone? Not a tap on the shoulder, but a fist-clenched, teeth-gritted haymaker-to-the-jaw kinda punch. Are you thinking “how is throwing a punch living my ideal life?” Throwing (or receiving) that punch may not be ideal, but sharing the story of how it all went down might be! On this fun and informative episode, Dustin stands on the shoulders of Benjamin Franklin as he details his own experience of starting a Junto club, the benefits of deep conversation, and how you...


044: Millennials: How Will Artificial Intelligence Impact Their Future?

Millennials aren’t just the largest consumer group. They are now the primary workforce. This means that just like their parents and grandparents worried about how machines and computers could take their jobs, millennials have the same concerns about Artificial Intelligence. In fact, nearly 81% worry about their work duties being fully or partially taken over by AI technology. Here’s What You’ll Learn Is Artificial Intelligence Coming For My Job? You’ve seen the sci-fi movies where the...


043: Chasing The Carrot: How To Motivate Yourself To Succeed

I am sure you have all seen the picture of the carrot tied on a stick, dangling out in from of of an animal pulling a cart. That picture makes us smile, but the thought behind that tactic is actually a very effective one. Create a system of goals and rewards. Rewarding yourself for the hard work you’ve done can be extremely valuable, especially when you had to push yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve it. Not sure where to start? Check out this episode, Dustin and I will help get you...


042: Discovering Your Perfect Client Avatar

Have you met your ideal client yet? Do you know what they look like? What are interested in? How do they use technology? What they dream about? If your ideal client walked in the door right now, would you know them? In a world where people are tired of mass-produced products, finding your niche is more important than ever! In order to do that, you should create an avatar of that perfect client! If you are not sure how to get started, join us on this episode for inspiration as we outline OUR...


041: 6 Reasons Why The World Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

The fact is, women entrepreneurs are a total powerhouse! 20% of million-dollar business in the United States are owned by and predominantly operated by women. Women-owned business in the United States employed nearly 9 million people and generated $1.7 trillion in sales last year! If those numbers are not convincing enough, here are six reasons why the world needs more women entrepreneurs! Here’s What You’ll Learn Women are leading in business startups and higher education In Today’s...


040: Building Your Net Worth Statement

Your net worth can be an extremely useful tool in measuring your economic status and overall financial progress from year to year. Your net worth is essentially a grand total of all your assets minus your liabilities. In other words, your net worth is the figure you get when you add up everything you own and then subtract from that the value of all of your debts. Dustin R. Granger, CFP® and I have put together a simple tool that you can use to help you calculate your net worth! Check out...


039: Creating Your Ideal Life, with Books & Booze Founder John Leven

On this Worth It episode, John Leven, the host host of the Books & Booze podcast joins Dustin and I to talk about how he is able to read one hundred books a year, why he recommends liquid networking, and how he selects which books to read out of the thousands that are recommended to him. If you love to read, love a good beverage (alcoholic or otherwise), or are just looking for more ways to live your ideal life, this episode is for you! Grab a drink and enjoy! Here’s What You’ll...


038: Catapult Your Success With A Mastermind Group!

The term “mastermind” was originally coined by Napoleon Hill in 1925, but small groups of people have been meeting to discuss business ideas, philosophy and untold other subjects for hundreds, if not thousands of years! Today, Dustin R. Granger, CFP® and I talk about the rich history of mastermind groups, and why you should absolutely join one (or start one)! Here’s What You’ll Learn [1:45] Using the power of a small group to catapult your life [2:45] The definition of a mastermind...


037: Finding Your Ikigai: How To Discover Your Purpose And Passion In Life

Ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy) is a wonderful Japanese concept made from two Japanese words: iki, meaning “life” and kai, meaning “effect, result, worth or benefit.” Combined: “a reason for living.” Beautiful, Isn’t it? Ikigai is the idea of seeking a purpose in everything you do in life - Hobbies, friendships, work, community, and travel all add to your ikigai. There is no need to visit a Buddhist temple in Bali to “find yourself.” Instead, Dustin and I want to use this episode to help you...


036: Investment Wisdom You Can Bank On, Part 3

Sir John Marks Templeton (November 29, 1912 – July 8, 2008) was an American-born British stock investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with giving this investment wisdom in February 1994: “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.” Today, Dustin R. Granger, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and I break down exactly what that phrase means, and how it can help show what is happening in the financial market! Here’s What You’ll...