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The Haberdasher and the Devoted Dad with Kirk Chugg

A gentleman does hard things without complaining. Kirk Chugg felt that he was becoming the default dad that this generation has created. As president of custom clothing boutique for men, Haberdasher, Kirk decided to become a devoted dad and started The Gentleman Project to put out the design of what fathers should be. Learn how […]

Duration: 00:49:14

Career Crossroads; Choosing Purpose Over Plans with Erin Saxton

Getting piano lessons and baking brownies as a Girl Scout before becoming a passionate softball player, life is a big adventure when you are a kid. But growing up means making decisions for yourself that will affect your family or career. Even though Erin Saxton experienced a number of career crossroads, she knew that parenting […]

Duration: 00:55:49

Power and Control, Mastering Ethical Influence with Wendy Lipton-Dibner

The moment you start doing things other people tell you to do is the moment you put a shackle on yourself. After quitting her job, Wendy Lipton-Dibner started doing her thing and made honesty her moral foundation. Wendy shares how ethical influence can be a huge factor in attracting people who will eventually share her […]

Duration: 00:43:31

I Only Hit Home Runs with Jeff Flamm

In this episode Aaron and Jeff discuss the strategies used to make massive deals in business. Emphasizing actionable tactics to do business "better, faster and cheaper" You don't want to miss the wisdom shared by the incredible Jeff Flamm.

Duration: 00:49:08

Maturing a Family Business with Shayne Hughes

This is going to be a very interesting conversation. I’m very excited about it. You’re going to love the guest we have on today. This program has been so interesting in the way that it’s developed. I think this is our 31st episode. The Unshackled Owner sprang from an old podcast I had called The […]

Duration: 00:50:24

Uncommon Tactics To Get Out Of The Weeds Faster with Tammy Dunakin

In this episode Aaron interviews Tammy Dunakin about how she transitioned her life from being a paramedic, to being a farm-entrepreneur. Starting with a few goats, she grew her herd into a thriving landscaping business and is now scaling her company by franchising throughout the country. Tammy talks about how hardships in her life led […]

Duration: 00:38:13

Be Unique To Avoid Competition with Stephan Stavrakis

I’m going to say this for the first time today because of the guest that I have on with me. He and I were talking. We came up with a way to define what I’m working on here with this whole Unshackled Owner program: with the podcast, the classes, the website, the speaking, the radio […]

Duration: 00:41:35

Get Out And Start Networking

Today, we talk about getting out of your comfort zone, how important it is to go out and be face to face, knee to knee with people, especially perspective clients, perspective partners and so on. We talk about networking and how multiplying your network is really powerful in helping your business.

Duration: 00:15:48

The Unshackled Owner 012: Unleashing Your Super Powers

Daniel Ruke, everybody just calls him Ruke, is the founder CEO of, a very cool media company. He talks about unleashing your super powers and intentionally designing your own unshackled life. Ruke discusses purposefully figuring out how to make money from what you love doing and what you're good at, because those are your super […]

Duration: 00:36:30

The Unshackled Owner 010: To Bootstrap Or Not To Bootstrap

One of the things that I've been looking forward to is beginning to introduce you to some of the people that can shed light in a very specific way so that you can get the knowledge you need to make smart choices as you're building your business. Today's guest is Bill Kelly of WJKelly Solutions. We're […]

Duration: 00:39:24

The Unshackled Owner 009: Know The Numbers

"Money without brains is always dangerous", Napoleon Hill. Today Aaron discusses how to view and understand your financial statements, including Profit & Loss, Sales, Inventory, Cash Flow, & Payroll. Rich people constantly learn and grow, and poor people think they already know. Don't miss Aaron sharing his rock bottom life event, his deepest well of despair, that occurred […]

Duration: 00:21:36

The Unshackled Owner 008: Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win

Most people who have made it really big in business, at first had many failures before they succeeded. Having tenacity, the ability to hold on even when things seem to be failing, is critical. "Courage is not having the strength to go on, it's going on when you don't have the strength" Theodore Roosevelt. It […]

Duration: 00:16:20

The Unshackled Owner 007: Go Big or Go Home!

Most people Aaron meets who are starting a business think too small. People that set small goals will probably achieve them. However, in the same amount of time it takes to reach that small goal, you could also reach a much larger dynamic goal. As we start 2017 Aaron asks, "how big are you willing […]

Duration: 00:18:44

The Unshackled Owner 005: Wabi Sabi

If you can embrace your imperfectness, regardless of the fact that you may not be ready, and execute your vision, you will have a lot more success. It is more important to be certain than it is to be right. So just take a step, take action. It may be Wabi Sabi, imperfect, but beautiful! "When […]

Duration: 00:12:28