"Conversations" with The Average Dude ~
By J Daniel Allison
"Conversations" with The Average Dude ~May 15, 2022
Julie Raeder's Sales Journey
What are the qualities of a great salesperson?
Passion - Enthusiasm - Competitive Spirit - & A desire to help others
The same traits that make a great athlete!
Julie Raeder is my guest on this episode and she has used those qualities to be successful on the hardwood, the SAAS world, and on LinkedIn
We discuss making the transition from athletics into this new world called sales -
I enjoyed our conversation and I think you will too!
Less is More
If you could go back and talk to your twenty-year-old self ...
What advice would you give?
I know what mine would be...
Go hang out with Cole Hayden!
Cole is a Junior at the University of North Carolina (Go Heels!) & a future star AE in the technology space
He is doing great things on campus and is learning more every day
I was so impressed with his maturity & mindset!
and you will be too!
An Entrepreneurial Journey
Mark Wojcik is a fantastic communicator - You can see this in his LinkedIn videos and hear it in this episode of "conversations"
Clear - Concise - & Confident
Mark used these skills and more to start his company HireLevel Advisory -
learn about his journey to entrepreneurship
idea generation, opportunity evaluation, planning, company formation/launch, and growth.
There are so many lessons to be learned from his story!
Cole Rodgers - The Keys to Confidence
Do you want to be more confident?
Confidence can be a game-changer in our life & helps us feel ready for life's experiences
When we're confident, we're more likely to move forward with opportunities - and take action!
We are less likely to second guess ourselves or live in the past through replaying events and scenarios -or worry excessively about what others think of us & if things don't work out, confidence helps us try again.
That's why I say CONFIDENCE is a game-changer!!
My guest in this episode of Conversations with "The Average Dude" - is Cole Rodgers.
Cole is a confident guy and I was curious where that skill comes from - we discuss this and Cole's work with other men though his School of Man organization
Jason Zemcik - A Track Record of Success
Jason Zemcik has an incredible track record of success.
In this conversation, Jason shares the mindset that took him from graduating from West Point to leading troops in Iraq -
The same mindset allowed him to quickly climb the corporate ladder, write nine books, and complete extreme fitness challenges.
Interested in how he did it all...?
I was too - Enjoy!!!
Let's pretend we are all in prison (Fun, right?)
We can never leave our cells & the only view to the outside world - a small window.
How are we to come to a better understanding of what is out there?
Talking to our cellmates!
Everyone sees the world in a different way, a unique perspective,
we can always learn more about who we are through their experiences
Cam Beaudoin has a great story! His journey from where he is today to where he is going - is fascinating!
From selling jewelry in cool places - to learning code - to working as a developer - to discovering his niche - to learning to communicate his message - to becoming an entrepreneur & speaking at conferences all over the country!
He is the owner of a company called Accelerated Accessibility - where he helps improve digital technologies by making them accessible to everyone (he does a great job of explaining what that looks like)
I hope you learn, as I did, from listening to Cam's journey and our conversation.
The HyperActive Salesman - Eddy Bohnam
Take 30 minutes to listen and meet Eddy Bohnam!
We all have so much to learn from this guy - not only from his Linkedin & Sales psychology knowledge - but, more importantly, his mindset!
Eddy is the real deal and a great example of how being humble AND knowing your stuff - can make you highly effective!
Oh Deer, It's Travis Storms
My latest episode is now available “Oh Deer, it’s Travis Storms”
I was excited to talk to Travis since he was recently listed as one of the Top 10 Funniest people on Linkedin
(if you are unfamiliar with that list it’s because I made it up, but Travis should be on it!)
We talk about playing guitar - to programming - to photography - and nature walks -
Enjoy and let me know if you find any of those gold nuggets I was looking for!
Mark Simonsen - A Podcast Success Story
Mark Simonsen - Host of The Rental Journal Podcast - Joins me to talk about his podcast experience - I met Mark over Zoom a little over a year ago - He was on episode zero - as in none! This is a recording of my follow-up conversation with Mark, who is now at Episode 77! I was curious about what he has learned and what experiences he could share - If you have ever thought about starting a podcast and want to hear from someone who is not selling a "How to" course - I think you will enjoy this true-to-life success story!
Who is the Guy in the Yellow Tux?
Have you heard about Jesse Cole and The Savannah Bananas?? The story is awesome but This interview is much more than the story of an owner and his team - Jesse gives us a peek into the way he thinks - what he does - & why it is WORKING! He shares his creative marketing genius & business principles & his passion is contagious! Grab a pen and pad - you will hear things that spark ideas for your business ~ Enjoy!!
Who is Joel "Thor" Neeb?
Why do I love podcasting?
I get to spend time with and learn from great people!
I get to share that experience with others.
In the latest episode of "Conversations" with The Average Dude, I was excited to get to know Joel "Thor" Neeb - F15 Pilot - Cancer Survivor -
American Ninja Warrior - CEO ... and more!
Joel is humble, authentic, and has a life story that will inspire you!!
Who is Brad Norwood?
Who is Brad Norwood?
Have you ever met someone and thought: "They are doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing"
I had that thought as I was talking with Brad on Episode 3 of "Conversations" with The Average Dude ~
We talk about Brad's business - his family - his dream ... and more -
If you are reading this and you need an incentive experience that will motivate, inspire, and unify your team ...
This is the dude you need to talk to!!
Who is Viola Allison?
What is the secret to a long life?
What is true success?
A conversation with my Grandmother - she is 93!
Do you need some inspiration to end 2020? We all do! My guest Mike Pierce "Antarctic Mike" will give you just that - He has a great story that will inspire, motivate, and give you ideas of things that you can do in your own life - Listen in as Mike tells me his story!
What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?
What does your handwriting say about you? If you are like me - you may be a little nervous to find out!
My guest on Episode 17 is Misty Cogdill with the Handwriting Soul Academy & Author of "You Can Heal Your Life with Handwriting" explain how we can make changes in our life through the understanding of our writing and what adjustments in our writing can be made to make life changes!
It is Interesting stuff - Enjoy!
So, you have decided that you need a Life Coach to help you make progress, overcome a tramatic event, find alignment in your life, etc...
How do you choose who is the right coach for you? There are so many choices out there!
I invite you to consider my guest on Episode 16 - Julie Hruska. Julie is a certified High Perfomance Coach and she helps folks to "wake-up" and live inspired! We talk about finding alignment in our lives, picking the ideal coach to help us make real change, and much more! Enjoy ~
This One's For You
Jeffery Johnston is my guest for episode 15 - Jeff's book "This One's For You - An Inspirational Journey Through Death, Addiction, & Meaning" is being released Sepetember 25th (www.thechoicesnetwork.org/book). Jeff lost his son, Seth, October 4th, 2016 and shares that journey with the reader. In this episode we get to know Jeff, why he wrote the book, review his 12 daily habits, and much more! Jeff has an interesting perspective and great insights - Jeff says what he feels and thinks - This book will benefit so many people!
The HVAC Know it All
I have a great guest for Episode 14 - Gary McCreadie, creator of "The HVAC Know It All" brand that includes a fantastic presence on all solical media platforms and a successful podcast - He is a Heating & Air technician by day and after-hours, he uses social media to build a business around the work he loves to do. Gary tells us how and why he started building his brand and has some unique and powerful mindsets to share. Enjoy!
"The only thing I did right was start"
Have you ever thought about starting a podcast? Would a podcast help you attract new customers, meet new people, and extend your network?
My guest on Episode 13 is Jordan Paris - Jordan is the host of the "Growth Mindset University" podcast (with over 200 episodes!), Author, and Entrepreneur. He has interviewed many big names like Grant Cardone, Mark Manson, and Ryan Serhant. He has been featured in Forbes and Men's Health (and more!) - ...and he is only 22 years old!
Jordan tells us how he got started and takes us along his Entrepreneurial journey - Enjoy!!
The Journey From Despair to Millionaire
Don't you love to hear stories of people who overcome difficult circumstances? Me too!
Because we all face (or will face) "difficult" times & it's these stories of folks overcoming and succeeding that give us all the inspiration to keep going!
My guest on episode 12 of The Average Dude is a Linkedin familiar face - Eric Chasen joins me on The Average Dude podcast. Listen in as we meet for the first time to learn more about Eric's story and his new book "From Despair to Millionaire: Growing Beyond Hardship" - Enjoy!
The Real Sales Hunter
Mark Hunter "The Sales Hunter" has been teaching companies and individuals how to become more effective sales professionals for over 20+ years! His latest book is called "A Mind for Sales: Daily Habits and Practical Strategies for Sales Success" has seen great success. Listen in as we talk about everything from mindset - rejection - & getting around the right people, to How to find the right Sales trainer when there are so many to choose from. Enjoy!!
Get your pen & paper - and get ready to take some notes! This episode is full of gold nuggets for those folks who are looking to improve their mindset and become the very best they can be. Thom Shea is a best-selling Author, Leadership consultant, & a former Navy Seal - He shares some fantastic insights and strategies for creating an unbreakable mindset - Do not miss this!!
Doing What You Love
Have you ever thought of starting your own business doing what you love? My next guest on "The Average Dude" is Jennifer Watkins and she did just that - successfully - for over 16 years! Jennifer Watkins, owner of A Boutique in Spartanburg, SC, is my guest. She also just had her first book published. We have a great conversation about what it takes to start and run a successful business, overcoming fears & insecurities, and connecting with people - Don't miss this conversation!!
A Life Saving Message
My guest on Episode number 8 is Sam Gerry - Sam has been featured in Golf Digest and on the Golf Channel telling his story & discussing his battle with depression. Please take the time to listen to Sam's story if you are struggling with mental health issues or have teenage children - this could be a life-saving message.
1935 - Alex Dahlstrom
One thousand nine hundred and thirty-five consecutive days!! Listen to my interview with Alex Dahlstrom to learn more about "The Streak". We talk about consistency, self-discipline, and learning how to get rolling when you don't feel like it! You don't want to miss this one!
Sally Love Inspires
Do you want to inspire and encourage others, but you’re just not sure how? Then you’ll definitely want to tune in for today’s guest Sally Love - founder of Sally Love Inspires. As a consultant and coach, Sally’s shown leaders in some of the most recognizable brands around the world how to leverage the potential of their people so that they are more engaged, more productive, and more profitable. And today she’s going to share with us how we too can inspire and encourage others. Sally’s passion is helping to bring out the best in people. Sally inspired me and she’ll inspire you too!
A Parent's Worst Nightmare x 2
What is a parent's worst nightmare? The loss of a child. Imagine if this happens twice. Steve is an average guy with a very impactful story.
Steve Grant is the Founder of Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation (https://chriskellyhope.org/) and the author of the book "Don't Forget Me" (https://dontforgetmebook.com/) - He joins me to tell me the story of his family, addiction - and overcoming unimaginable pain. Please listen and share this with anyone who needs to hear Steve's message.
10 Questions With A Self-Improvement Junkie
John Mckinney has been studying self-improvement for many years & was brave enough to come on the show and answer 10 really tough questions on everything from Leadership to crafting the perfect halftime speech. John is authentic, genuine, and speaks from the heart. Enjoy!!
Hey Hey Hey It's Freddie at Bobcat
Do you want to create engaging video content on Social Media? You will want to listen to my next guest Freddie Blanton who has managed to develop a fantastic social media following across several platforms and learn from one of the best! We also talk about developing confidence and how to become a more effective salesperson. Enjoy!!
Master Networking with Chris Simmons
Do you want to improve your networking and relationship building skills?
In this episode I speak with the Founder of the ING - Industrial Network Group - Chris Simmons - and he shares more information on the group and what he has learned over the last 5 years. Enjoy!!
Welcome to my first Podcast!! In this episode, you will learn what the "The Average Dude" Podcast is all about and my plans moving forward. I also talk a little about "Let's Roll" & why I use that phrase - Thank you for listening!! Check out https://idesignyours.com to see where I got the artwork for my profile pic!