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#035: Ryan Trainor | BSchool

2/20/2018
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Ryan Trainor (@ryantrainor) is a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder at BSchool (@bschool_aus). Ryan is an extremely humble guy who would never say it himself, but he's accomplished more in business and life than many of us have probably ever thought possible. He sold his first company to Wilson Parking, his second company to the Washington Post, has been on the BRW Young Rich List, has built schools in India, is a former Carlton Football Club Board Member and Vice-President, and just...

Duration:01:27:42

#034: Simon Griffiths | Who Gives A Crap

2/12/2018
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Simon Griffiths (@simongriffiths) is a toilet paper merchant and Co-Founder at Who Gives A Crap. A little over five years ago, Simon sat on a toilet for 50 straight hours as a publicity stunt to raise awareness for their crowd funding campaign. The plan was to start a toilet paper company and it worked, far better than they ever thought possible! They raised $50,000 and the company that donates 50% of its profits to help solve sanitation problems in emerging countries was off the...

Duration:00:55:06

#033: Amy Kilpin | Triathlete

1/23/2018
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Amy Kilpin (@akilpin) runs her own marketing agency and is an age group triathlete, racing for Great Britain. Amy has some of the most popular brands in the world of Triathlon supporting and sponsoring her journey, though, in her own words, she’s never really won one of the big races. We covered a little of her training, how she has set up her business so she can operate from the road and travel to races, plus, how she landed sponsors before she had even really got going in the...

Duration:00:50:38

#032: Colin Wright | Exile Lifestyle

1/15/2018
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Colin Wright (@colinismyname) is an author who travels full-time. Originally from California, Colin started and ran a branding studio in Los Angeles. After experiencing some financial success, he refocused his attention on being happier, healthier, and doing work he believes in; which meant a dramatic adjustment to the metrics of how he measured success. Shortly thereafter he got rid of everything he owned that didn’t fit into a carry-on bag and hit the road. That was in 2009, he...

Duration:01:02:44

30 from 30 | 2017 Highlights

1/1/2018
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30 Highlights from 2017 featuring – #001: Scotty Cam | The Block #002: Justin Burgoine | Kincrome #003: Shane Jacobson | Kenny #004: Ross Savas | Kay & Burton #005: Andrew Cotton | Big Wave Surfer #006: Trav Bell | The Bucket List Guy #007: Ben Sofowora | Be Empowered Naturally #008: Anthony Koutoufides | koutafit.com #009: Steve McKnight | propertyinvesting.com #010: Walt Collins | Healthy Homes Australia #011: Jade Ingleby & Hayley Bishop | Jugging Work & Family #012: Steve...

Duration:02:22:52

#030: Renee Kiley | Professional Triathlete

12/18/2017
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Renee Kiley (@reneekiley_) has transformed herself from an overweight business owner at 104kgs to a professional triathlete in just 3.5 years. In 2013 at 30 years old, Renee was the owner of multiple successful small businesses, had an extensive investment property portfolio and was earning a very good income. Life looked fantastic on the surface. However, she was also obsessed with work, obese at 104kg, a heavy smoker, unhealthy and unhappy. In March 2014, Renee competed in her first...

Duration:01:07:38

Logan Nathan | i4Tradies

12/11/2017
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Logan Nathan (@logannathan) has developed and built an app for the building and maintenance industry called i4Tradies. He’s also an electronics engineer, Microsoft Brand Ambassador and former employee of BHP where he rolled out the first IBM PS2 machine (the most powerful computer at the time), before then, a little later, introducing the first Apple Macintosh computer to the BHP network. Logan has also worked for Cathay Pacific and Alliance in similar roles. He has spent a career...

Duration:01:17:31

#028: Ben Sofowora | Meditation 3

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you, this is part 3 (episode 28). Please navigate back to episode 25 of the podcast for the full series introduction. Episode 26 is a quick meditation designed to help you release stress. It can be done in any position, even seated so this works perfectly in busy places like seated at an office desk or in a stationary car (parked safely). Episode 27 is a slightly longer meditation designed to help...

Duration:00:19:34

#027: Ben Sofowora | Meditation 2

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you, this is part 2 (episode 27). Please navigate back to episode 25 of the podcast for the full series introduction. Episode 26 is a quick meditation designed to help you release stress. It can be done in any position, even seated so this works perfectly in busy places like seated at an office desk or in a stationary car (parked safely). Episode 27 is a slightly longer meditation designed to help...

Duration:00:14:29

#026: Ben Sofowora | Meditation 1

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you, this is part 1 (episode 26). Please navigate back to episode 25 of the podcast for the full series introduction. Episode 26 is a quick meditation designed to help you release stress. It can be done in any position, even seated so this works perfectly in busy places like seated at an office desk or in a stationary car (parked safely). Episode 27 is a slightly longer meditation designed to help...

Duration:00:12:40

#025: Ben Sofowora |Meditation Introduction for Episodes 26, 27 & 28

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) is back and has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you. This episode is an introduction to the series by me, Matt Reynolds. Meditation and meditative practices have come up a few times over the course of my interviews so far. Ben and I got talking and eventually decided to do this, an audio introduction to meditation. Ben has 30+ years of yoga and meditation experience, this three-part series is very similar to the meditations Ben...

Duration:00:04:10

#024: Roland Lazenby | Showboat, The Life of Kobe Bryant

11/15/2017
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Roland Lazenby (@lazenby) is the author of the biography “Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant”. Roland, a sports journalist, has spent many years covering the NBA and was also my guest last episode, #023, the first ever interview I recorded. In this episode, we talk Kobe Bryant and Roland’s biography on the famous Laker called “Showboat”. We get into Kobe’s attitude, work ethic and a ton of other stuff on winning and his character. We also covered more on Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson,...

Duration:01:10:29

#023: Roland Lazenby | Michael Jordan, The Life

11/13/2017
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Roland Lazenby (@lazenby) is the author of the biography “Michael Jordan: The Life” and my first ever interview which I recorded in early 2016. Roland is an American sportswriter and educator who has travelled with some of the NBA's most famous and successful teams including Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, the Bad Boys of Detroit (The Pistons) and Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers. He’s completed hundreds of interviews with stars of the league including over 400 hours for his Kobe Bryant biography...

Duration:01:02:42

#022: Jayne Nisbet | Free-ed

11/7/2017
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Jayne Nisbet (@jaynenisbet) is a former Commonwealth Games Athlete and National High Jump Champion of both Scotland and the UK. Jayne has revealed she dealt with eating disorders throughout much of her career and now talks openly about her struggles in her new book called Free-ed, which she hopes will help others, especially young athletes to live empowered lives. We covered: If you’d like to connect with Jayne, you can find her on both Facebook and on Instagram. Of course, you can...

Duration:01:03:23

#021: Tom Crampton | Trusted Impact

11/6/2017
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Tom Crampton (@trustedimpact) is a cyber security expert at the helm of his own company Trusted Impact. For the past decade, Tom has been helping some of Australia’s biggest and most well-known companies protect their digital information and remain secure online. As a consulting firm Tom and his team work regularly as hackers to first expose business weak points before then helping them implement solutions, plug holes, shore up and protect their most valuable information. Tom’s clients...

Duration:01:04:14

#020: Phillip Di Bella | Di Bella Coffee

10/30/2017
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Phillip Di Bella (Phillip Di Bella) founded Di Bella Coffee in 2002 with $5,000 of his own cash and, from his garage, began building his business. Recently, June of 2017, he completed the sale of his company to Retail Foods Group for $47,000,000. This episode of Trench Talk is an in-depth chat with Phil (who currently has many new business interests) on his journey building Di Bella Coffee. As you can imagine, there’s a lot to learn between $5,000 and $47,000,000. We covered: If you’d...

Duration:01:16:55

#019: Andrii Bondarenko | Cirque du Soleil

10/20/2017
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Andrii Bondarenko (@andrii_bondarenko) is simply incredible and routinely (like almost every day) performs physical sequences that have to be seen to be believed. Andrii has performed with Cirque du Soleil for the past 7 years in various shows and in different roles including “a flyer” which involves is exactly as the name suggests – flying through the air before being caught by the other performers. As a flyer, he has been responsible for carrying out some of the most difficult and...

Duration:00:49:57

#018: Peter Irvine | Gloria Jeans

9/25/2017
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Peter Irvine joined me to discuss his career which has included being on the marketing team that first launched the restaurant chain McDonald’s in Australia and establishing the Gloria Jeans Coffee franchise in Australia. We discussed Peter’s business journey which began at the age of just 14, his thoughts on educating and helping his children and selling his stake in the Gloria Jeans operation. Peter now speaks regularly at a wide range of business, community and industry events both in...

Duration:01:03:39

#017: Ben Walton-Healey | Aqua Blu Plumbing

9/18/2017
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Ben Walton-Healey joined me on the podcast this week to discuss his first year in business. Ben worked as a plumber for several years before taking the plunge and starting his out on his own. We cover a lot of nuts and bolts first year business stuff in this episode including: Ben has plans to grow his business AquaBlu Plumbing, is now employing others and has an end goal of spending much more time with his family. This episode is perfect if you have either just gone out on your own...

Duration:00:55:33

#016: Stuart Lord | Lockelec

9/6/2017
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Stuart Lord joined me on the podcast this week to discuss building his company Lockelec. When Stuart first walked into the family engineering and design business, he knew things were bad. Not one to shy from a challenge, he rolled up his sleeves, pounded the pavement, drummed up business and took on jobs he didn’t know how to do. He did basically anything that would bring in money for the company. But imagine this, you find the work, do the job and collect payment only to have money...

Duration:00:51:59

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