EP 10 – WeAreLATech’s Espree Devora – Entrepreneurs and Outsourcing

 

This week we had the privilege of speaking with entrepreneur Espree Devora (@EspreeDevora), who is also known as “the Girl who Gets it Done.” She is the Founder and Creator of WeAreLATech.com (@WeAreLATech), which hosts the first podcast focused on LA Startups and was #2 on iTunes across all categories in New & Noteworthy. WeAreLATech is a robust community building resource for startups in Silicon Beach to find local events, organizations and talent to reach their fullest potential. 

Espree is also the author of the “Outsourcing Cheat Sheet” and was recently voted one of the “50 LA Women Startup Founders you Should Know” by BuiltinLA. She is constantly pushing productivity to its limits and has even outsourced her love life. Espree eloquently places raw human emotion and emerging technology in juxtaposition to give us a glimpse into the eye of an entrepreneur.  Below you’ll find some of the other things we also discussed.

  • Opportunity is everywhere, entrepreneurs find the open door to yes
  • Find your passion by building a business around what you love
  • Think of people in terms of relationships, not numbers or metrics
  • WeAreLATech is an access point for amazing startup experiences
  • Mentor Corey Rudl taught her to master online communication
  • Entrepreneurs must consistently take action and execute
  • Every “No” eventually leads to a “Yes”
  • Communicate from a place of gratitude to minimize negativity
  • Journaling is essential to expressing gratitude & envisioning your dream life
  • Focus business goals to be sustainable and profitable
  • After each day, take notice if you enjoyed day or achieved goals, if not you must establish steps to change the outcome tomorrow
  • Mother Hermine Hilton “America’s Memory Motivator” helped her believe anything was attainable
  • Key Quote from Mom: Keep on Trucking!
  • Outsourcing is essential for growth and scaling
  • Find talent based on skill sets and build roles around them
  • Success requires both building a team and trusting them
  • WeAreLATech values an open and honest Culture Code  -> Read How!
  • Drive relationships by taking online communication to offline events
  • Build To Do Lists and then section off tasks to delegate to teams
  • Delegate tasks with Basecamp software and sales with Trello
  • Project Management can be maintained with Asana
  • Take steady breaks by using Pomodoro Pro to notify you ever 25 min
  • Top 5 Emerging Tech Companies in LA
    • Snapchat – If you don’t know of them, you are old. Lol.
    • Nailsnaps – Customized and printable stickers for nails
    • Primemind – Vice Magazine for Intellectuals
    • Tripscope – Integrated app for booking travel and vacations
    • Tinder – If you don’t know of them, then Swipe away.
  •  The Alchemist” has been integral to Espree’s success
  • 90DaysToMoma is an inspiring story of tech guru Blake Jamieson’s attempt to break into SF’s art scene in 90 days – MUST SEE!!
  • Time constraints help narrow focus and increase performance
  • “What have you been putting off?” – DO IT!
  •  Fav Books – “Predictably Irrational” and “Girl Boss”
  • Fav Quote: Espree Devora - “Your intuition is your oracle.”
  • Fav Quote: Paulo Coehlo - “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

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EP 9 – New Wine’s Pastor Brooks – No Such Thing as Coincidence

 

Arguably one of the most spiritual interviews to date, Pastor Terrence Brooks (@NewWineLB) opens up about his transition from a rough childhood in South Central LA to running New Wine Community Church (NewWineCC.com). After growing up amongst drugs and violence with gangs like the Bloods and Crips, Terrence used basketball as a vehicle to find his ultimate purpose in life.

Pastor Brooks shares his compelling story, including the ethereal experience behind being saved … in more ways than one. He covers such topics as the importance of community, religion versus gospel, as well as simple steps we can all take to become the “Salt of the Earth.” Below you’ll find some of the other things we also discussed.

  • Everyone has a Guardian angel, such as his Grandmother, who took him under his wing and moved him to Louisiana for a new life
  • Every child needs a role model who supports them as they mature
  • Organized sports provided structure, teamwork and a ticket to college
  • Dallas provided seminary school, a chance to nurture his basketball skills, as well as the best teammate and coach he could ask for, Jesus
  • Daily routines -> Reading Bible & Asking for forgiveness of sins
  •  Friend urged him to read Bible, while asking the Lord to “speak to you”
  • Brooks asked God to make him like his son
  • Life-changing moment was when he read Proverbs 31:3 “Do not give your strength to women, or your ways to that which destroys Kings.”
  • Hours later his father was murdered by girlfriend -> Not a Coincidence
  • Stars shined bright and rained down in a moment of spiritual euphoria
  • It was the presence of God -> Not a Coincidence
  • Dreams that occur are a deeper spiritual connection with life
  • Shortly afterwards Brooks reconnected and married high school sweetheart -> Not a Coincidence
  • As Christians we must strive to “Be The Salt of the Earth!”
  • Salt is … a preservative, disinfectant, flavoring and thirst activator
  • We must preserve all that is holy, shine our light in darkness, provide value and support to our community, and set a positive example to activate the goodness in others
  • We are the immune system to fight off evil in the world
  • Church is a family you belong to, not a building you attend
  • We should be real AND religious in today’s traditions-> Real-igious
  • Belong before you believe and love before you’ve accepted, without being judged and rejected
  • Gospel constitutes everything good and the blessings they bring
  • Do good deeds publicly, so that your light will shine to glorify him
  • Understand your motivations to tap into your full potential
  • Give and provide services to appeal to your heart, not the applause
  • Nothing great is ever achieved without giving time, money, energy, talent, skills or resources
  • Community is vital to loving one another and finding deeper meaning
  • Learn to love your enemies by seeing the death of Jesus as a love story
  • Forgiveness is possible and is necessary to your growth
  •  YOU are a unique emanation of GOD
  • To find your true purpose, you need to embrace your own uniqueness
  • Pastor Brooks’ purpose is to point people to Jesus and make him known
  • Fav Quote: Paul from the Bible, “My life is worth nothing, unless I use it to help people understand the Gospel.”

 

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EP 8 – HeadBlade’s Todd Greene – Building a Better Mousetrap

 
 

 

Very excited to share our interview with entrepreneur and founder of HeadBlade, Todd Greene (@HeadBlade). After years of shaving his head with a standard razor, Todd designed his own ergonomic handle out of necessity, which went on to become TIME magazine’s “Best Invention of the Year.”

Todd shares insights on taking an idea from concept to completion and positioning yourself for success. He covers topics such as applying for utility patents, targeting audiences and how constraints can be a blessing in disguise. This is a must listen for “Shark Tank” fans and anyone with great “ideas”. Here are some of the things you’ll hear:

  • How he went from 5 o'clock shadows to his lightbulb moment
  • All it takes is one person to say YES -> Richard Jarel was one of them.
  • Importance of prototyping, such as his first model the “Hair Jordan”
  • Contraints such as cost helped keep original design simple
  • Car-shaped razors drove change by showing users how it worked
  • Technology and 3D printing has accelerated prototyping
  • I-P (intellectual property) is better than I-D-E-A-S
  • Push ideas into utility patents prior to licensing
  • Focus on building community vs. spending dollars or selling out
  • Leverage lawyers to “measure twice and cut once”
  • Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter & Indiegogo often devalue startups
  • E-commerce (not retail) is a faster and most economical growth engine
  • Start with microcosm to prove concept first
  • Focus was driving traffic to guys who shave, aka 3% of population
  • Gay demo were early tech adopters so they became target audience due to disposable income and willingness to buy online
  • Shop socially enabled cross-platform product sharing
  • Early reality show product placement was low cost marketing
  • Identify authentic users to build relationships for organic traffic
  • Bald heads were initially seen as negative, but HeadBlade became empowering
  • Shaving head is active, losing hair is passive – Take the power back!
  • Would you rather join a feel-good lifestyle or use a cold, hard razor?
  • HeadBladers range from Harley Davidson riders and athletes to cancer patients
  • TIME magazine’s “Best Invention of the Year” was tipping point
  • Visualize final product and how you’ll get from Point A to Point B
  • Everyone needs someone to hold them accountable
  • Outsource, outsource, outsource!
  • Be realistic with your goals and don’t spread yourself too thin
  • Success is doing what you love, while living within your means and maintaining your integrity
  • Do you … “Want what you have” or “Have what you want” ?
  • You MUST believe in yourself!
  • Fav Quote: “Count no man’s fortune, until he’s dead.”

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EP 7 – Zach Jordan – The Epidemic of Our Lifetime

 

This week we had the pleasure of speaking with Zach Jordan (@ZachJordan), Co-founder of MyAlzheimers.net about the epidemic of our lifetime, which costs the United States over $236 Billion per year.

After producing the award-winning documentary film, Carpe Kilimanjaro, Zach and his producing partner Peter Schankowitz set out to deliver the largest collection of Alzheimer stories on video. Their goal is to remove the stigma to build a community, raise money for research, and get more patients into clinical trails. Here are some of the things you’ll hear:

  • Carpe Kilimanjaro documented Zach’s physical mountain ascension, metaphorical climb into fatherhood and his father’s downward spiral into Alzheimers
  • MyAlzheimers.net is a niche, social network aiming to become the world’s largest collection of Alzheimer stories
  • By next year, their goal is to compile over 10K videos
  • Humans of New York’ Project demonstrates the power behind narrative
  • Empowering users to eradicate the disease by sharing stories
  • Humans of New York (@humansofny) raised $3.8M for The Sloan Kettering Cancer Memorial in 3 weeks
  • GoFundMe (@GoFundMe) has raised $2 Billion since its inception
  • Awareness is infectious and social media facilitates a global reach
  • Collective effort for a cure with many celebrities– Maria Shriver (@MariaShriver), Seth Rogen (@SethRogen), Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston), Samuel L Jackson (@SamuelLJackson), Soleil Moon Frye (@moonfrye)
  • Real stories deliver narrative and heart of story vs. picture of a celeb
  • Potential Alzheimer clues: Getting lost on same route to work, forgetting regular client’s names, not knowing what your doing for extended periods of time
  • For example: Zach’s father turned left and drove straight into traffic without knowing
  • Women are far more affected from the disease and caregiving roles
  • No matter what hits you, learn to hug, cry and keeping moving forward
  • Alzheimers is the tip of the iceberg in the aging frontier
  • Must prepare communities and education systems to handle aging
  • Time waits for no man
  • Story has the power to change
  • If it’s affected your family, you need to talk about it
  • NIH said a minimum of $2 Billion on research could help find a cure
  • Alzheimers currently costs the US $236 Billion per year
  • Full-time care could cost $5K-10K per month, which won’t be covered by Medicaid or Medicare
  • This disease is crippling Middle America
  • Join MyAlzheimers.net on 6/20/2016, the summer solstice and longest day of the year to show your support!!
  •  Fav Quote: “Don’t Quit. It’s that simple.”

 

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EP 6 - Tay Zonday – The Importance of Influencers

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This week we had the pleasure of interviewing the voice of Renegade Reporting’s intro and outro, Tay Zonday (@TayZonday). Tay is the YouTube entrepreneur who catapulted to fame from his hit video, “Chocolate Rain”. Did you know that the song was actually a B-side to another song?

Joining YouTube over 9 years ago, Tay was one of the first recognizable YouTubers and continues to make an impact worldwide. He shares his knowledge on making great content as an influencer, how much one million views earns, and the true meaning of his first breakout hit. Here are some of the things you’ll hear:

  • A day above ground is another reason to smile
  • Creating art is like putting a child up for adoption
  • How Vidcon, Playlist Live and VloggerFair are boosting influencers
  • Which is better, Superman videos or Clark Kent Snapchatting?
  • Social branding is imperative to all businesses
  • Google searchability should be a top priority
  •  Differences between Tay Zonday and Adam Bahner
  • Content marketing strategies need to integrate trending topics
  • Often times asking the question is more important than the answer
  • Algorithms programmatically limit your social discovery
  • To master subjects it’s crucial to study topics contrary to your liking
  • International news is a gateway to your domestic understanding
  • China is EVERYWHERE including on YouTube
  • Loops, instrumentals and remixing were key to his viral success
  • MCNs are still searching for their model, but will they ever find it?
  • YouTube music has lower CPMs (cost per thousand) than tech news, gamers, unboxing because they’re shorter
  • Family channels deliver higher ad rates with sellable inventories
  • 1 million YouTube views equals $1K - $30K+ in revenue share
  • Video cameras are the best bullsh*t detectors in existence
  • Shane Dawson is classic example in shift of viewing behavior
  • Confessional channels like Chris Crocker are growing on Facebook
  • Regis Philbin (@regis) has lived the perfect life in Tay’s eyes
  • Live with Kelly, are you hiring? Tay is available.
  • A true artist’s work is never finished
  • Fav Quote: Steve Jobs – “We’re here to put a dent in the universe.”
  • Fav Quote: Tay Zonday – “Never confuse success with achievement, they’re both high, but one is an eagle and the other is a mountain.”

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EP 5 - Rob Fazio – Simple is the New Smart

 

Rob Fazio, PhD (@Rob_Fazio) is the author of “Simple Is the New Smart: 26 Success Strategies to Build Confidence, Inspire Yourself, and Reach Your Ultimate Potential”, Managing Partner of OnPoint Advising and Founder/President of Hold The Door For Others, a nonprofit organization helping others grow through adversity, which was inspired by the 9/11 attacks. 

Rob specializes in making success simple, by finding ways to open new doors and opportunities. A background in psychology helped him leverage athletics to teach confidence, and then pivot to coaching business owners his strategies for success. To date Rob has worked with countless Fortune 500 companies, and shared those secrets with us. Here are some of the things you’ll hear: 

  • Paving a path at Penn State University’s Delta Upsilon Fraternity
  • Famous DU brothers – Linus Pauling, Alan Thicke, Charles D. Prutzman
  • Best athletes only know that they WILL win, not HOW
  • Focus mindset to perform your best at the worst moments
  • Allocate your energy only towards what you can control
  • When Michael Jordan missed a shot, did he doing anything different from when he made a shot? No, he went and prepared for defense
  • Relinquish negative thoughts to focus on what’s next
  • Why get in your own way, when opposition is already doing that?
  • Each failure brings you closer to success
  • Success requires the willingness to make sacrifices
  • Giving up time is lost money and requires a cost benefit analysis
  • Find appropriate submission forms on publisher websites to pitch
  • Book treatment requirements: 2 chapters, Table of Contents and a marketing plan
  • Proof of marketing: Social Media, Klout score, appearances, websites
  • Self-publishing market is much more competitive due to Amazon
  • Simple is the New Smart” has 26 Success Strategies to Build Confidence, Inspire Yourself and Reach Your Full Potential
  • To excel you must shift focus from absence to action
  • For example: Find your insecurities and install a security system
  • Perceived as unintelligent, then begin to build confidence and grow
  • Key motivator mantra – Fit, Fight or Flight
  • Fit = working, Fight = worth improving, Flight = move on
  • Key motivators – People, performance, power and purpose
  • Psychological swagger is understanding beliefs to become confident
  • Hold the Door For Others nonprofit was inspired by losing father during 9/11 attacks, as he held the door for coworkers when tower went down
  • Losing a parent lights a fire within to find purpose in life
  • There is enough room at the top to bring others around you higher
  • You can be successful and still be a nice person
  • Mentor program helped Rob define who he actually was
  • Fav Quote: Henry Ford - “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right!”

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EP 4 - David Sheinkopf - Building Dreams and Letting Go

 

David Sheinkopf (@davidsheinkopf) is a DIY master builder, host of “Design on a Dime” on @HGTV and spokesperson for @RIDGIDPower tools.

David launched his acting career on “Falcon Crest” alongside another ‘Renegade’ named Lorenzo Lamas (@lorenzolamas), and eventually transitioned into building after discovering a passion for expressing himself through carpentry. David is an artist through and through and shares stories about Sanford Meisner, mentors and making everyone feel loved. Oh yeah, wait until you hear his voice! Here are some other things you’ll also hear:

  • Everyone must move forward to keep their dreams progressing
  • David found building as a way to supplement other interests
  • Limit spikes in stress and excitement to keep you at your best
  • Key mentors David Boyd and Michael Carvin helped carve his artistry
  • Michael Carvin was a Holocaust evader and taught him ‘understanding’
  • David Boyd shared ways to execute the ‘visions in his head’
  • Artists must truly love and appreciate everything around them
  • Connection is the bloodline to survival 
  • “When life gives you lemon, make that lemonade already!”
  • Know when to ‘let go’ and give yourself away to your artwork
  • Follow a dream for the dream’s sake and not the end result
  • Success is getting paid for what you love
  • Everyone needs to know their niche
  • All audiences want guidance, knowledge, affirmation or validation
  • David’s dream vacation? Getting unplugged from technology
  • Every culture has gift giving like a Mitzvah and it’s crucial to well being
  • Poets are poets because they HAVE to not because they WANT to
  • Stretch, be positive, help someone and eat healthy every day
  • Your health is everything
  • Taking care of yourself should be a primary job
  • People can lift you up, but you must be willing to stand
  • Nothing in life is coincidental
  • As an artist, it is essential to create
  • Fav Quote: Henry David Thoreau: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

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EP 3 - Irina Voronina - Playboy and Social Media

 

Irina Voronina (@IrinaVoronina) is Playboy’s Miss January 2001 and digital maven who has mastered the art of social media with nearly 4MM followers on the Irina Voronina Facebook Fan Page.

Irina is a digital tour de force who walks us through Playboy’s transition to non-nude photos, mastering Periscope, as well as simple social media strategies you can implement today. Here are some other things you’ll hear:

  • Irina comes from family of strong and powerful Russian women
  • Early marriage to Swiss man was catalyst for her success
  • Switzerland’s history of watches, chocolates and francs
  • Every person you meet ultimately serves a purpose
  • Her first time meeting future boss and entrepreneur, Hugh Hefner
  • Hefner’s activism efforts to support of black and gay rights
  • Brande Roderick’s ability to leverage Playboy as a stepping stone
  • Irina’s suggestion for women to own their beauty inside and out
  • Girls learning to see through the makeup and photoshop alterations
  • Disappearance of anonymity due to social media
  • Social bullying exists so one must grow thick skin
  • Disregard negativity from trolls by taking away their power
  • Technology’s evolution and its role with magazine publishers
  • Rise of pornography & accessibility made Playboy pivot
  • Podcasts are the new business card and vehicle for freedom of speech
  • When you create for yourself, you take the power back
  • If you are typecast, learn to embrace to further your intentions
  • Study tape and rehearse to get ready for the next challenge
  • When life gives you a chance, don’t waste it
  • Make a to do list to ensure you execute everything
  • Schedule media posts to maximize time management
  • Maintain content calendars and post regularly to grow channels
  • Newsflash: Irina Voronina does all her own posts!
  • Best places to meet Playmates
  • How NOT to pick up a girl on Facebook
  • Fav Quote: “Laugh to erase the dirt on your mind!”

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