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#21: Mike Simmons on Inventing the Person You Want to Be

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." Simply put, if you want success you have to step outside your comfort zone and ruthlessly pursue it. You have to constantly position yourself to be in the right place to seize opportunities when they appear. In the first five minutes of this episode, it's clear Mike Simmons has taken these lessons to heart. Mike is the founder, CEO, and driving force behind the marketing and business development firm...

Duration: 01:02:57

#20: Harrison Lord — Networking, Finding Your Niche, and the Power of Just Being Nice

Finding your niche is about more than just following your passion. While following your passion is all the rage, the truth is, if your passion doesn’t intersect with a viable need people are willing to part with their money for, your passion is going to bankrupt you. For better results, identify an existing problem in the market that pertains to your passion and then solve it. That’s how you can follow your passion to immeasurable wealth – or at least a successful business that gives you...

Duration: 01:18:49

#19: Chung Winner — Filmmaking, Personal Development, and Winning the Day With a Cold Shower

This week I had the pleasure of spending some time with filmmaker Chung Winner. It was evident after talking for just a few minutes with Chung that he is a man on a mission. We covered topics from winning the day by starting with an ice cold shower to consciously manipulating his mind and body to serve his will. A director and editor by trade, Chung's behind the scenes credits include: Vanity Fair, The Travel Channel, short films, music videos, the #1 television show in the Democratic...

Duration: 00:48:35

#18: How This Entrepreneur Turns Trash Into Cash — East Coasters

Jason Mailot is the founder of East Coasters, a company dedicated to making unique and functional products from discarded rubber that was destined for the landfill. Check out the full post at RobertIngalls.com/18-East-Coasters Jason is an old friend and one of the most charismatic people I know, so it was an absolute joy to have him in the studio this week. Jason is the embodiment of achieving success through shear force of will. After leaving college with a degree, a mountain of debt,...

Duration: 00:55:18

#17: The Guy Making the EpiPen Affordable Again — Blake Anderson

Link to the Blog Post The Epipen is back in the news, but for all the wrong reasons. This week, only a few short months since the consumer and congressional outrage over a 500% price increase on Mylan's EpiPen, Pharmaceutical company Kaleo released their answer to the anti-allergy giant in the form of Auvi-Q. Touted as an affordable alternative, the product was originally released in 2013 with a similar price tag to the EpiPen. However, the drug was later recalled due to manufacturing...

Duration: 00:58:38

#16: 6 Reasons Evernote is Your New Favorite App

(Get a FREE month of Evernote Premium HERE) It's possible to be organized and unproductive, but it's impossible to maximize your productivity without organization. Organizing our thoughts and priorities has likely been around since we first began having thoughts and prioritizing them. For the bulk of those years the primary tools where pen and pad. But, over the last 15 years the public has become increasingly reliant on digital means to organize their personal and professional lives. (I...

Duration: 00:18:42

#15: John Azar: Private Equity Commercial Real Estate Investor

This week I sat down with John Azar of MACC Venture Partners, a private equity commercial real estate firm in Gastonia, North Carolina. John has a compelling story and it was a privilege to have him in the studio this week. John was born in Aleppo, Syria, into an upper-middle class family. Despite this, John's father insisted on instilling the value of hard work in his son, getting John his first job as a carpenter's assistant. Then, at sixteen years old, John's life was upended. During a...

Duration: 01:24:05

#14: Vic The Chili Man

This week I sat down with one of my favorite chefs and the owner of Charlotte's #1 rated restaurant on YELP, Vic "The Chili Man" Werany. He's a man that marches to the beat of his own drum, consistently finds the funny in every situation, and is truly one of my all-around favorite humans. You may recognize him from his viral Panthers playoff videos, his cameos in Super Bowl commercials, and the Johnny Knoxville movie Bad Grandpa, but his legendary culinary creations are what he's truly...

Duration: 01:17:35

#13: Annemarie Pantazis: I Did It My Way

This week I sat down with Charlotte's own Annemarie Pantazis. This interview is particulary special to me, not only because Annemarie has been a great friend and mentor to me, but because she is the perfect example of someone that made the difficult decisions everyday to put their future self first. Long before she was an acclaimed workers' compensation attorney, at the tender age of seventeen she was cutting her teeth in a small law firm in her hometown. It was then that she decided that...

Duration: 00:55:40

#12: The Blueprint for Getting High-Value Mentors

Behind every successful businessperson or entrepreneur you're all but guaranteed to find a laundry list of high-value mentors that supported them on their journey. By now it's common knowledge that mentors are one of the fundamental building blocks of success, so why aren't we making the acquisition of mentors a priority? This week we’re going to break down my step-by-step strategies for discovering, developing, and retaining high-value mentors. (Because acquiring mentors and networking...

Duration: 00:24:00

#11: Letter From My Future Self

Hi, Future Self Friends! Thanks for following us to our new home here at RobertIngalls.com! We're still working hard behind the scenes to create the best website experience possible for you, so expect some significant functional and aesthetic updates in the coming weeks. However, none of that is going to stop us from pumping out fresh and valuable episodes of the Future Self Podcast every Friday. I had planned on discussing mentorship this week, but this post felt more appropriate on the...

Duration: 00:16:48

#10: Podcast Moving Day!

It was a short week and it’s going to be a short episode. We do have a big announcement this week though! Beginning next Friday, September 16, 2016, the Future Self Podcast will be permanently relocating to a new home. Initially my goal for this show was to create a resource for clients to find clear and concise answers to their estate planning questions. But, I also wanted to create an equally valuable resource that addressed the very real day-to-day concerns of my average client; a...

Duration: 00:09:33

#9: Ten Tips Networking Ninjas Know

It's no secret that having a large social group, or network, is a valuable resource. So, why are so few people actively engaged in building their network? In this post I'm going to answer that question and give you strategies to start expanding your own network today. Can you answer YES to any of these questions? You're not alone. Perhaps the most pervasive stigma networking faces is the perception that it's all about getting something in return. Far from it. It's about getting out...

Duration: 00:36:57

#8: Starting Up With Jeff Brokaw

This week I sat down with the most recognizable face (and beard) in the Charlotte startup scene, Mr. Jeff Brokaw. When he isn't mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs, Jeff is an Associate with the Venture Capital firm SierraMaya360, an early stage startup investment firm, as well as the director of the Charlotte Chapter of Startup Grind, a global startup community powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. You may have seen him at events, and perhaps heard his story, but in this episode we get under...

Duration: 01:11:04

#7: Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

When I speak with a client that has never had an estate plan put in place I will usually ask them if there was any specific reason that caused them to put the decision off. Frequently the answer to that question is something along the lines of "some months I struggle just to pay the bills, I don't feel like a will is a priority." And, often, I would agree. Putting food on the table and a roof over your head should come before anything else. That's why I don't limit my practice to...

Duration: 00:26:15

#6: Sitting Down With the Matriarch

This week's entry is a short one because I'm pumping this post out between waves. Don't sleep on this one, though, this episode is killer. I interview a woman who took control of her life from day one and made the hard decisions everyday to get from where she was to where she wanted to be. A woman that has never rested on her laurels, looking at every major achievement as just another checkpoint on the road to success. A woman that has been a friend, mentor, and literal parent figure my...

Duration: 00:34:15

#5: Don't Fear Failure, Fear Regret - Flashback Friday to my First Recording Ever

This episode is an audio file of the very first recording I made after deciding to start a podcast. It's peppered with stammering, awkward pauses, inconsistent sound quality, and meandering streams of consciousness. But, it was the first step, and I couldn't be more proud of my past self for putting in the time and making the tough decisions. #ProudFutureSelfer However, I do feel obligated to warn you that you're in for a bit of silly rambling, and my mother is totally going to admonish...

Duration: 01:13:22

#4: Business Succession Planning & When Not to Start a Business with Attorney Nathan Workman

This week I sat down with Estate Planning Attorney Nathan Workman to talk about Business Succession Planning, the right and wrong times to start a business, more productivity hacks, and a little life advice from Davy Crockett. The podcast is available for download from the iTunes Store, Google Play, Stitcher Radio, and TuneIn. You can also download this episode HERE. As always, if you enjoy the show hit that subscribe button and give us a 5-star rating in the iTunes store. A study from UC...

Duration: 00:47:18

#3: Frozen Embryos, Password Planning, and My Favorite Productivity Hack

This week I answer listener questions. We discuss how to plan when you have genetic material on ice, tips to create a password succession plan, addressing unauthorized use of a social media account, and common Estate Planning mistakes to watch out for. As always, if you enjoy the show hit that subscribe button and give us a 5-star rating in the iTunes store. The following links are for the books discussed during the episode. Every book we discuss and link is a personal recommendation of...

Duration: 00:17:49

#2: Estate Planning Myths, Tips, and More with Attorney Bobby Sawyer

A very special episode of the FutureSelf Estate Planning Podcast with guest Robert “Bobby” Sawyer, Estate Planning Attorney with the Law Office of Craig S. Johannesmeyer, PLLC. If you're having trouble setting and executing goals, then this week's episode is for you. In addition to actionable Estate Planning tips, Bobby tells us how he plans his routine every morning, and how you can implement routines in your life to achieve success. Join us today and every Friday for the most up-to-date...

Duration: 00:35:53

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