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Online Success Journey


The Online Success Journey shares the real stories of entrepreneurs who encounter speed bumps and detours, but journey through to find success. This is not your typical podcast, but one that takes a hard look in the rear-view mirror to let you see how successful people overcame obstacles to reach the top.


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The Online Success Journey shares the real stories of entrepreneurs who encounter speed bumps and detours, but journey through to find success. This is not your typical podcast, but one that takes a hard look in the rear-view mirror to let you see how successful people overcame obstacles to reach the top.






#394: Navigating Career Transitions, The Power of Human Connections, and Growing a Start-Up Tech Business | Shane Mishler

Are you intrigued by the remarkable journey of individuals who transition from seemingly unrelated fields into the heart of the tech industry? Have you ever wondered about the pivotal moments and lessons learned in building a successful business? Find out how Shane explored his professional path from the culinary world and oil rigs to the dynamic realm of technology. ⚉ Shane's diverse professional experiences ⚉ How Shane's upbringing influenced his perspective and career choices ⚉ The criteria for success ⚉ The highs and lows of building a company ⚉ Joining the company and growing the business ⚉ How to leverage your strengths for business expansion ⚉ Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Human Connection ⚉ The importance of mentors ⚉ Breaking into the field of tech with zero background ⚉ Fast talk Shane Mishler is the Chief Operating Officer for SD Tech. Shane oversees the daily operations of the company. He partners with the owner to design and implement business strategies, plans, and processes. Shane is actively involved in all of the company’s investments, clients, strategic franchise partners, and expansion activities. During his tenure, the company’s revenue has more than tripled, and their active client list includes over 200 companies. CONNECT WITH SHANE: 🔗 Website: 🔗 Facebook: 🔗 Instagram: 🔗 LinkedIn: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#393: Business Lessons, Pivots, and Leveraging AI for Unlocking Growth and Success | Peter Guirguis

In the world of online and web, nothing can beat the role and importance of a website in a business. But how can entrepreneurs and business owners leverage their websites effectively to grow their businesses? What are the key elements to consider when designing a website or landing page? And how can individuals navigate the challenges and failures that often come with starting a business? Join us in this insightful conversation with Peter as he shares his journey from being an IT manager to owning a successful business, and so much more... ⚉ Peter's background and motivation for entrepreneurship ⚉ Learning from failure - pivoting and perseverance / Learning from failure after failure ⚉ How do you know you are successful? ⚉ Peter's pivotal moment after 2 failed businesses ⚉ Leveraging websites for business growth ⚉ Starting Over: What would you do differently? ⚉ Valuable lessons from mentors ⚉ Important Lessons in Business: Pivot, Perseverance, Honesty, Humility ⚉ AI's Role in Shaping WordPress Websites ⚉ Recommended AI Tools and Practices ⚉ Fast talk segment Peter Guirguis, a seasoned digital expert, is the dynamic force behind SwiftPress Support, a game-changing venture offering unparalleled technical support to WordPress website owners. With a rich history as the founder of Grace Digital Solutions, Peter has a proven track record in crafting exceptional websites for diverse clientele, from businesses to personal brands. His commitment to excellence is evident in his ability to communicate intricate technical details to non-tech-savvy clients, ensuring they achieve their digital goals. Now, with SwiftPress Support, he’s expanding his horizons to offer SEO, Google Ads, landing page design, and comprehensive care plans including web hosting. A recognized figure in the digital space, Peter has been honored multiple times by the Wells Fargo Leaders Club. When he’s not revolutionizing the digital landscape, he’s actively engaging with his community, sharing insights, and building connections. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: ⚉ [Book] Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - CONNECT WITH PETER: 🔗 Website: 🔗 Facebook: 🔗 Instagram: 🔗 Youtube: 🔗 X: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#392: The Power of Customer Experience: Lessons in Business and Leadership from David Ewing

In a world where businesses are constantly vying for attention and loyalty, one man stands out as a beacon of success in the realm of customer experience. David delves into his journey, highlighting key moments, lessons learned, and the magic of infectious energy that propels him forward. ⚉ From Harvard to Silicon Valley ⚉ Unveiling the magic of customer experience ⚉ Embracing adversity as a path to success ⚉ Making it to the Inc. 5000's list ⚉ How to remain true to yourself in the face of challenges ⚉ The importance of employee alignment with company core values ⚉ Lessons learned in business ⚉ The power of infectious energy ⚉ How David's engineering background shaped him as a CEO ⚉ Improving your internal dialogue ⚉ "The person who dies with the best stories wins." David G. Ewing, CEO of Motiv, is a trailblazer in customer experience innovation. With over 25 years in the industry, he's transformed insights into substantial revenue for 500+ clients. A Harvard cum laude Engineering graduate, David's leadership has earned Motiv a spot on the Inc 5000 list. As president of The Entrepreneur's Association in Austin, he's dedicated to empowering fellow entrepreneurs. Beyond business, he's a devoted husband of 19 years and a passionate coach for his son's robotics team. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: ⚉ Chewy - ⚉ Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom - ⚉ [Book] The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers - CONNECT WITH DAVID: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#391: From Lemonade Stands to YouTube Ads: Aleric Heck's Entrepreneurial Journey

In this episode, let's unfold the journey, insights, and strategies that have propelled Aleric's business to new heights and generated over two hundred million dollars in sales for his clients. ⚉ Who is Aleric Heck, and what is his turning point as a YouTube content creator ⚉ Passion fuels success ⚉ The challenges and the learning curve ⚉ Success metrics for Aleric and AdOutreach ⚉ The strategic move that propelled AdOutreach into rapid growth ⚉ Can anyone really learn how to use YouTube ads? ⚉ YouTube vs. Facebook Ads ⚉ Insights from business and the entrepreneur's mindset ⚉ The most dangerous belief an entrepreneur can have ⚉ The delicate balance of team dynamics ⚉ What contributed to Aleric's success ⚉ Valuable insights from mentors ⚉ The YouTube ad strategy Aleric is a YouTube Ads Expert & the Founder of AdOutreach. He has been on YouTube for over 12 Years, first growing a YouTube Channel to over 500,000+ Subscribers. Over the last 7 Years, Aleric has taught thousands of Entrepreneurs & Business Owners how to Grow & Scale their business using laser-targeted YouTube Ads. Collectively, Aleric has helped his clients generate over $200 Million+ in sales from YouTube Ads & scaled his own business to over 8 Figures. RESOURCES: (FREE GIFT!) YouTube Ad Strategy PDF - YouTube Ad AI Targeting Software - CONNECT WITH ALERIC: 🔗 Website: 🔗 YouTube: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#390: Christoffer Flemström

Christoffer Flemström is the founder and visionary behind Klara Färdiga Film, a production company that believes in making film creation accessible to all. After gaining experience in traditional film production, Christoffer developed an innovative ‘Content as a Service’ model, allowing business owners to create content at a set monthly cost. Despite the challenges of starting a business during the global pandemic, Christoffer was able to grow his small kitchen start-up into the successful business it is today. His core message: finding your passion and repeating it every day! CONNECT WITH CHRISTOFFER: 🔗 Website: 🔗 Instagram: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#389: Kyle Stout

Kyle Stout is the founder of Elevate & Scale, a leading email marketing agency that helps direct-to-consumer brands unlock hidden revenue and put their sales on autopilot while spending $0 in extra ad spend. Kyle is an expert on using email marketing to maximize revenue, leveraging AI to scale content production, and all things retention marketing. Kyle has more than a decade of experience in digital marketing starting as a freelance copywriter where he honed his skills in brand storytelling and email marketing. Once he had developed a set of frameworks that worked consistently across different niches, he started Elevate & Scale specializing in email marketing for ecommerce businesses. Kyle is a husband and proud girl-dad. He can be found educating his audience on marketing strategies on his ever-evolving YouTube Channel. CONNECT WITH KYLE STOUT: 🔗 Website: 🔗 Youtube: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Tiktok: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#388: David Braithwaite

David Braithwaite is a Coach for Strategic Coach®, Financial Advisor, Speaker, Media Personality With several years experience as an Associate Coach for Strategic Coach® and as a financial planner, David Braithwaite has built a reputation for his empathetic approach to coaching and facilitating meaningful conversations. He is a regular guest on BBC radio and TV, and has even hosted his own BBC show, "On The Air With David Braithwaite." He has also spoken at various conferences around the world with audiences up to 14,000. David has a remarkable ability to connect with people and help them achieve their life goals by creating a supportive and safe environment where they can grow. As a coach and successful entrepreneur, David's real-life experiences provide valuable insights for his clients and listeners. With his passion for storytelling, David makes for an engaging podcast guest who can offer a unique perspective on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and personal growth. Whether you're looking for inspiration or practical advice, David's dynamic personality and insightful commentary will make for a thought-provoking and enjoyable listening experience. RESOURCE: 🔗 (Podcast) CONNECT WITH DAVID BRAITHWAITE: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook: 🔗 Instagram: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#387: Suman Cherry

Suman has 20 years of experience in recruiting and has successfully placed 500+ employees in industries such as medical, oil/gas, construction, and real estate. She is dedicated to understanding the needs of her clients and candidates and takes pride in being a "hiring match maker." Cherry Talent Group redefines recruitment by treating each client as a trusted partner and working closely as an extension of their team. They prioritize understanding a company's unique qualities and aim to nurture long-term relationships based on trust while finding candidates that align with their vision and culture. CONNECT WITH SUMAN CHERRY: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook: 🔗 Instagram: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#386: Dr. Noah St. John

NOAH ST. JOHN, PhD is recognized as “The Father of AFFORMATIONS®” and “The Mental Health Coach to the Stars.” Working with Hollywood celebrities, seven- and eight-figure company CEOs, professional athletes, top executives, and elite entrepreneurs, Noah is famous for helping his coaching clients make more in twelve weeks than they did in the previous twelve months, while winning back 1–3 hours per day and 4–8 weeks a year. Noah’s clients are the 0.1% rock stars who love to take action and get amazing results! Noah is also the only author in history to have works published by HarperCollins, Hay House, Simon & Schuster, Mindvalley, Nightingale-Conant, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher. His most recent book is The 7-Figure Life: How to Leverage the 4 Focus Factors for More Wealth and Happiness. His twenty books have been published in nineteen languages worldwide. Noah’s mission is to eliminate not-enoughness from the world, and he is internationally known for his signature coaching services and facilitating workshops for companies, teams and organizatoins across the globe. Noah delivers private workshops, virtual events, and online courses that his audiences call “MANDATORY for anyone who wants to succeed in life and business.” One of the most requested, in-demand business and motivational keynote speakers in the world, Noah is famous for having “The Midas Touch” because his clients have added more than $2.8 billion in found revenues. His sought-after advice is known as the “secret sauce” to business and personal growth. He also appears frequently in the news worldwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, The Hallmark Channel, National Public Radio, Chicago Sun-Times, Parade, Los Angeles Business Journal, The Washington Post, Woman’s Day, Entrepreneurs on Fire, Selling Power,, The Jenny McCarthy Show, Costco Connection, and SUCCESS Magazine. Fun fact: Noah once won an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii on the game show Concentration, where he missed winning a new car by three seconds. (Note: He had not yet discovered his Afformations® Method or Power Habits® System.) Book Noah to speak for your next virtual or live event, conference or seminar at CONNECT WITH DR. NOAH: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook: 🔗 Instagram: CONNECT WITH PATIENCE: 🔗 Website:


#385: Tina Kalogeropoulos

Tina is a marketing executive, certified career coach, entrepreneur and business professional. Tina has been in the people business for over 22 years specializing in B2B and B2C Marketing Communications, connecting consumer trends, research, and brand integrity through integrated marketing communication strategies. Tina has a breadth and depth of strategic marketing and communications through her experience that spans across B2B mechanical equipment, loyalty rewards and B2C food service and hospitality. Tina is particularly effective in opening internal lines of communication and breaking down silos so everyone is working together toward common business goals. Tina‘s ability to engage people through coaching is enhanced by her business experience and as a leader serving on the LIFT Committee founded by Canada‘s largest mechanical services provider, supporting professionals, providing mentorship and coaching across Canada and the US. CONNECT WITH TINA: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Instagram:


#384: Steven Step

President, A Step Ahead Financial Inc. Co-Author, The Secret to Lifetime Security Thirty years of experience helping hundreds of families build wealth, save taxes, and retire comfortably. CONNECT WITH STEVEN: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn:


#383: Jennifer Heard, MBA

Jennifer Heard is a Professional Organizer, Coach, Author, Speaker, App Creator and all-around mompreneur. Her complete work history and professional information can be found on her LinkedIn profile. Her mission is to help people have more time and increased energy by simplifying and more effectively managing their time, space, and possessions. Jen started Clean Sweep Consulting, Inc. in 2006. Clean Sweep is a professional organizing, move management and coaching company located in Rochester Hills, Michigan serving all of Oakland County, in the suburbs of NW Detroit. Jen Heard, MBA and her team of organizing professionals are dedicated to helping busy women and families who are preparing to sell their home easily list and sell for top dollar, while packing and moving at the lowest cost, and entering the new space without chaos or clutter. Clean Sweep’s mission is to take a holistic, concierge-style approach to the challenges of the busy lives we lead, clearing out the excess stuff we all possess, making each of us as efficient and free as we can be while helping local community charities make a difference for those they serve. Jen has recently been the President of NAPO Michigan for 2 years (NAPO is the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, and can be found at or Jen’s BIG NEWS is that she has created a website ( with a corresponding APP called LOVEBIGGER TM. Both are currently in development and slated to launch in January, 2023 to help people efficiently downsize while equitably and sustainably distributing their little-used items to the local charities of their choice. Jen lives in Rochester Hills, MI with her fiancé, Rick, her daughter, two step-kids, her step-cat and near to her dear family. CONNECT WITH JENNIFER: 🔗 Website: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Instagram:


#382: Chris McShanag

BizVA President and Chief Operating Officer Chris McShanag is a transformational leader who brings extensive experience in delivering successful business solutions through innovative and scalable solutions. An entrepreneur at heart, Chris has successfully led many organizations, from start-ups to success in various industries, including healthcare, mining, utilities, and consulting. At BizVA, he oversees the company’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations. “Not all virtual hires are the same,” McShanag says. “We pride ourselves on finding well educated, dedicated, and charismatic employees to integrate into a full array of businesses. Often, a client or a customer’s most critical impression of a company is their initial contact.” We want our clients to know they are in good hands with our remote assistants and that while they are getting our VAs at a fraction of the cost of a full-time in-house employee, they are still getting top-quality team members with a strong work ethic and focused productivity. CONNECT WITH CHRIS: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook:


#381: Anthony P. Howard

Anthony P. Howard is an HR Leader who works with HR professionals at all levels in finding the value and pathway to certification. He believes you can increase your confidence, marketability, and value through certification, networking, professional coaching & community. Anthony is an experienced strategic HR Business Partner with a 20+ year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and goals in diverse environments from highly regulated FDA medical devices & biotech industries to unionized manufacturing environments. He also has led positive culture shifts with his contributions to and through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives. He co-led the formation of corporate-wide ERG (Employee Resource Group) initiatives and has been pegged to speak on the topic on webinars, panel discussions, and online courses. Anthony has incorporated a passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC, an advisor to MindEdge Learning, a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and Forbes The Culture. He has held HR Certification since 2009 and currently holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations. Additionally, he has earned the Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) designation from Human Capital Institute (HCI). CONNECT WITH ANTHONY: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook: 🔗 Instagram: 🔗 Twitter:


#380: Mickie Kennedy

Mickie Kennedy is an expert at helping small businesses, authors, and startups increase their visibility and credibility. Mickie founded eReleases 22+ years ago after realizing that small businesses desperately need a press release service they can actually afford, giving them access to the media and to a national newswire – all with a personal touch. Mickie lives in Baltimore County, Maryland. CONNECT WITH MICKIE: 🔗 Website: 🔗 LinkedIn: 🔗 Facebook:


#379: Heinz Kaegi

After his compelling C-level business career in several industries and an officer career in the Swiss Army, Heinz was the founder of several companies in Europe and the USA. He lives his passion as intl. speaker, bestselling author, recognized expert and mentor of visionary leadership. His globally unique program called LEX Leadershift Excellence-for-Life™ Experience has already inspired 10,000nds of executives. His Swiss bestseller "Gesucht: Leader” has been published as well in its English version “Wanted: Leaders”. Heinz has designed and conducted over 1000 corp. development processes in 3 languages on 3 continents over the last 30 years. His lectureship as lead lecturer for leadership at a European corporate academy gives evidence to the many compelling models and concepts he has developed and implemented together with his multicultural clientele. His passion for "moving leaders from hard work to heart work®" makes him and his impact powerfully inspiring. Heinz Kaegi is the initiator of the Intl. Economy of Heart Foundation.


#378: Yong-Soo Chung

Yong-Soo Chung is a serial entrepreneur who founded an e-commerce brand called Urban EDC in 2015 from his one bedroom apartment in San Francisco after leaving his job as a Software Engineer at Ripple, a cryptocurrency startup in Silicon Valley. He then launched GrowthJet in 2019, a Climate Neutral Certified third party logistics company, from a second floor dance studio in the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco. Now, he’s on a mission to impact one million entrepreneurs through his new venture, First Class Founders, a weekly podcast sharing his lessons on building a sustainable, bootstrapped company to 8-figures in annual revenue. He and his wife Sandy are also proud dog parents to two French bulldogs named Humphrey & Pota, who have over 150,000 followers across all social channels. Sandy, his business and life partner, also own a dog boutique called Spotted By Humphrey.


#377: Felicia Searcy

Felicia is a four-time award-winning transformational coach, international speaker, author, and minister who has helped thousands create a path for living their dream life. For more than 20 years, Felicia has worked with people from all walks of life who are seeking the secret component that accelerates success. As a highly sought-after international speaker, she has shared the stage with powerhouse leaders like international speaker Mary Morrissey; founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork Sandra Yancey; and international motivational speaker Les Brown. She has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Felicia’s proven “dream activation code” helps people multiply their results to create a richer, more fulfilling life.


#376: Aditya Varanasi

Aditya Varanasi never dreamt of being an entrepreneur until he was faced with a choice: take a risk or sink back into Corporate America. Today, he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Awarity, where they disrupt the advertising industry by making world class marketing more affordable and sustainable for up-and-coming companies. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He spent 14 years at PepsiCo where he pioneered new ways to unlock the power of digital media across a wide range of brands including Cheetos, Cracker Jack, and Lays Stax.


#375: Alan Tarr

Alan Tarr is the Founder and Chief Content Officer of "How To Write Copy" at Write Like A Madman University, and he loves to write. Alan trained at a top-five Madison Avenue ad agency, and has spent over 35 years writing copy for large international corporations (like Nissan) right down to the local bakery. He has created Jingles (Taco Joe’s, Narpro), Jokes for TV (Merv Griffin Show), and Song parodies for MAD Magazine. He has four published and has recorded songs of his own Dozens of TV, Radio, and Print ad campaigns, as well as website and Email campaign content and over 95 published articles all in all. Alan is the guy who has developed and written an online University with 8 copywriting courses and 7 loaded toolboxes containing over 310 individual learning experiences.