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91: Working with business partners & the role failure plays in understanding yourself with Andrew Schneck

Andrew Schneck is a 26-year old college opt-out and obtained a college degree with the least possible amount of personal time spent in the classroom. He is an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry , building clinics that target addiction and mental health disorders. Prior to entrepreneurship he taught himself long-term investing in the stock market and has enjoyed national investing competitions, shareholder meetings, and selling research to investment firms. He mentors entrepreneurs and...


90: Moving from a permission mindset to a freedom mindset with Kylon Gienger

For this week's episode I wanted to share an interviewed I did on Stephen Warley's Life Skills That Matter podcast. This was part of an "interview swap" that Stephen and I did, and you can find his interview on Successful Dropout here. Stephen is an absolute boss and is doing some incredible things to push this new paradigm of work we are entering into as a society. I had a blast on his show and we discussed a lot of things including: American DreamCalculating the costfreedom...


89: Dispelling the college degree illusion with Danielle Strachman & Michael Gibson of 1517 Fund

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg to protest the sale of indulgences. These were pieces of paper the establishment church sold at great cost, telling people it would save their souls. The church made a fortune doing it. Likewise, universities today are selling a piece of paper at great cost and telling people that buying it is the only way they can save their souls. Universities call it a diploma, and they’re making a fortune...


88: On relationships and marriage with Kylon & Teliah Gienger

In this episode, Kylon and Teliah talk about their seven years of marriage and what it's been like building businesses and working together as husband and wife. Some of the things they talk about: THANK YOU! Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page. Additionally, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the...


87: How to stop comparing yourself to others and find your confidence with Maddy Moon

Madelyn Moon is an author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach. She is a guiding force for women and men who want to stop over-thinking their lives away and live with more trust, intuition and flow. Maddy Moon was driven by perfectionist energy for most of her life, which led her down a dangerous path. Always striving to do more, be more and accomplish more, she found herself disconnected from her body with multiple disordered eating patterns, a restlessness and a...


86: Three things you can consistently do to be massively successful with Romacio Fulcher

Romacio Fulcher was a college dropout at the age of 19. By the age of 25, he was a self-made millionaire in real estate. That only took Romacio so far, he realized that although he had a steady income of $25K a month, living in California he was broke. In the last 10 years, he has made millions of dollars in the network marketing industry. Most recently, he rose to the top of his company within the first 4 months and earned over $2.3 million within his first year. Now he is on a mission to...


85: Unleash your unique potential into the world with Jeff Hittner

Jeff leads Your Project X, a social venture dedicated to helping people (re)discover their purpose to build careers they’ll love. He has more than 18 years experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, professor and changemaker. He is the founder of five social ventures, including IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting practice. In 2011, he developed the curriculum for the first MBA in Sustainability on the East Coast, at Bard College, where he was the Leadership professor. He...


84: Real and raw - succeeding despite your circumstances with Kylon Gienger

So this episode could potentially destroy my career. I decided to sit down and get really honest about a few beliefs of mine in lieu of an email I received from a listener. Honestly I felt really exposed recording this, and I'm still not sure if it was the right move or not. One thing I always want to make sure and do is be authentic with you guys...and I want us all to be authentic with each other. I think it's really important to open up respectful dialogues and debates on important...


83: How to dispel your doubt by thinking from first principles with Matt Boney

Matt is originally ​from the Rocky Mountains in Idaho and​ moved to ​Miami after founding Daycation and leaving school at B​rown Unive. The goal was to get closer to the hotels ​Daycation was partnering with to begin building the company. Matt worked in hotels growing up in Idaho and always had a passion for architecture and hospitality. Matt left school after his first year at Brown where he took courses in economics, urban studies, math, business and philosophy. I loved chatting with...


82: How to not make excuses and take extreme ownership with Kylon and Teliah Gienger

Loved having my wife Te on for this one! We sat down with a couple drinks to talk about excuses, "extreme ownership" and several other things. Te is a serial entrepreneur, health coach, yoga instructor, and author. In addition to owning Renu Hot Yoga and NUYU Juice Bar, she also hosts her own yoga teacher trainings, runs private health retreats, coaches private clients, and sells her book "Choose You". Quotes that stood out in this episode: "there's no such thing as a good excuse, even...


81: How to explore careers, make circumstances work for you, and practice the art of harmony with Cheyenne Noelle

Cheyenne is a writer and futurist with a fierce love for leveraging digital communication. She’s mostly ghostwriting, copywriting, and content writing about life, innovation, technology, and human-centered design. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of The Catalyst, a design publication owned by Paradigm Innovation. When she’s not writing or learning something new, Cheyenne travels and spends time with her little boy. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. I know Cheyenne's...


80: How to design your life and your career with Grant Schroll

Grant Schroll is a co-founder at Mission Collaborative, an organization that runs nights-and-weekends programs to help young professionals make career changes. He’s passionate about helping people build careers they love and redesigning higher education to better serve learners today and throughout their lives. Grant is just an all around stud who's on the forefront of the changing education and career climate in the world today. If you're in a place of confusion in regards to your life...


77: The ins and outs of real estate with Successful Dropout Zach Coppinger

Zach Coppinger is a full time entrepreneur and real estate investor. Since 2013, he has bought and sold over 120 properties. He invests primarily in single family residential properties. He does some fix and flips, but his primary focus is long term buy and hold properties. He started his company three years ago, and has built a strong team of contractors, bankers, private lenders, attorneys, title companies, etc to continue building his portfolio. He thinks single family real estate is...


78: The 10 life skills that matter with Stephen Warley

Stephen Warley is a self-employment advocate and coach. He is the founder of He believes self-employment is the future of work. He wants to inspire you to create your own work. He teaches self-management skills to the side hustlers, freelancers and solopreneurs. He’s been self-employed for the past 17 years. During that time he built a sales training business with annual revenue of $600,000, ran his business from Spain for 4 months and has saved enough money not...


79: Everything you need to know about cryptocurrency for beginners with Stephen Olmon

Stephen Olmon is a business development executive, investor, writer, and was formerly a consultant at KPMG. His current company, SimpleLTC, was acquired in 2016 after seeing significant revenue growth during his tenure. He is passionate about all things finance - he loves the ins and outs of traditional investments, is a self-taught cryptocurrency investor, and is currently writing a book on personal finance. Stephen loves disruption in any market and wants to be at the forefront of that...


76: How how to conquer bullies with high school dropout Abbey Sager

Abbey who is currently 18, founded the Diverse Gaming Coalition after being heavily bullied in high-school, causing her to drop out among other reasons. Diverse Gaming Coalition focuses on ending bullying and harassment while modernizing the culture we use to educate about harassment. She cares about various social issues, while volunteering for organizations such as Born This Way Foundation, Peace First, and more. She is a current Sophomore at Southern New Hampshire University studying...


75: Generate electricity by walking and save money with entrepreneur Swarnav Pujari

Swarnav is the CEO of TouchLight a power generation solutions company for commercial spaces. He is also a regional board member for the CleanTech Open Midwest. He brings experience in Materials Engineering and extensive knowledge of commercializing new technologies in the Clean Tech and software space. Loved chatting with Swarnav...not only does the guy have a unique name, he also has a unique solution to producing electricity. We talk about: Resources TouchLight Crossing the ChasmThe...


74: Get your mind off the conveyor belt with Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson is a philosopher and author working outside of academia. He is also the host of the Patterson in Pursuit podcast, where he has been traveling the world, interviewing intellectuals from various backgrounds on different topics. He's spoken with everybody from professors at Harvard to Buddhist monks in Thailand and Japan. His work covers a range of topics from epistemology and metaphysics, to the philosophy of mathematics, politics, and economics. I was absolutely embroiled...


73: How to turn your idea into a business with Bennett Quintard

Bennett is a recent college dropout who left the classroom to bring his education to the real world. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial aptitude, he focuses on creating products and systems to beat the statistic that 90% of startups fail. Currently, he is the Chief Operations Officer at siëo, a company helping startups start up.Bennett helped grow the company from 6 to 23 team members over a rapid four month period. He is the youngest C-suite executive on the siëo team, due to his ability...


72: How to brand your business with Silicon Valley's mad man of brand Damien Foord

Damien is a modern-day Don Draper, without the alcoholism and misogyny. An Air Force veteran and creative entrepreneur, he developed a proprietary brand development methodology which has been used in support of LinkedIn, Adobe, Tesla and hundreds of other brands in Silicon Valley. He is the expert at the intersection of business and humanity ensuring brands keep pace in times of exponential change. This episode is incredible. Branding is such an interesting and nuanced subject and Damien...


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