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*Real* conversations about the stories, challenges, struggles and triumphs of Middle Tennessee's entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. Broadcasting from the J2HQ in Thompson's Station.... www.mmtbp.com

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*Real* conversations about the stories, challenges, struggles and triumphs of Middle Tennessee's entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. Broadcasting from the J2HQ in Thompson's Station.... www.mmtbp.com

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Local Elections Matter w/Columbia’s Ray Jeter :: Ep 201 MMTBP

7/16/2024
Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com I met Ray Jeter a few months ago at a Maury County Commission meeting. I was impressed with his earnest desire to make sure Maury County, which has been experiencing unprecedented growth along with most of Middle Tennessee, to maintain its rural roots and charm mixed with suburban enterprise. To say that Ray Jeter’s roots are firmly planted in Maury County is quite an understatement. When Ray was three years old, his family relocated their concrete business to middle Tennessee, laying the foundation for his future endeavors in Maury County. He met his future wife-to-be in Kindergarten! His formative years were spent in the humble surroundings of the Maury County trailer park, American Mobile Village. It was here that he first encountered the life-altering power of faith, guided by Pastor John Rushing. Later, at a local church, he rekindled his connection with God and reunited with Courtney, his kindergarten sweetheart, forging a bond that would withstand the tests of time. Ray enrolled in Bible College immediately after graduation. After just three semesters in Bible College, Ray proposed to Courtney, and they were married on March 16, 2002. In 2009, Ray joined the Maury County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve deputy, later earning a full-time appointment as a patrol deputy in 2011. In August 2014, he was elevated to the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff. Fueled to effect positive change in his community, Ray campaigned for and won the Maury County Commission seat in 2022. With unwavering determination and a steadfast commitment to public service, he now sets his sights on a new endeavor, campaigning for TN State Representative, driven by a vision of Maury First. Follow Ray: www.mauryfirst.com Highpoints: Growth and development in a small town. (8:19) Childhood experiences, work ethic, and financial struggles. (15:04) Entrepreneurship, recession, and career changes. (18:06) Political campaign and representing constituents. (35:23) Political polarization and the need for empathy and understanding in government. (40:53) Generational differences and the impact of political polarization. (45:10) Government structure, democracy vs. constitutional republic, and Second Amendment interpretation. (55:41) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcas Call Incredible Doors! 931-348-DOOR. We’re...

Duration:01:07:43

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A Change of Seasons w/Franklin’s Doug Griffin :: Ep 200 MMTBP

7/9/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com... I love to talk with my old comrades and peers who are left or have moved on from the radio business. It may seem that I throw shade on the industry from time to time. I assure you, it’s not towards the folks who are still showing up to serve the public as the medium was intended, hanging around as long as their industry still finds them to be valuable. To those who remain and those who have recently been jettisoned: You still have massive value even if your industry cannot see it anymore. Radio has been cannibalizing itself since the late 90s and it’s a sinking (if not, already sunken) ship. There are a TON of new media, content creation and digital branding industries that need your kind of off-the-wall thinking. Which is why I reached out to Doug Griffin for this episode. Born in the Bay Area in California, Doug Griffin fell in love with old-time radio theater and comedy shows on local radio stations. Naturally, this fired up a desire within Doug to make a career in radio. As a foreign exchange student in Germany, Doug fashioned a home stereo system to record audio messages for friends on cassette tapes which, to him, was his first radio station known as "KDUG." Doug got his semi-professional radio start via college, eventually going pro with a job doing traffic reports. Like most radio people, Doug bounced around several California radio stations before landing a job as morning show co-host for Nashville’s WAY-FM 1998. In 2002, Doug found himself “on the beach” (a radio way of saying that you’re between jobs), but a short while later, he landed at new Christian station 94FM The Fish, where he has worked up until April of 2024. Now he’s on the beach and has a TON to offer. Highpoints: Radio industry, personal experiences, and virtual currency. (8:25) Radio broadcasting techniques and experiences from the 1970s to 2000s. (11:58) Car sales and marketing strategies. (17:10) Personal branding, podcasting, and sales strategies. (32:05) Overcoming fear and pursuing new opportunities. (37:34) Job loss, career development, and salesmanship. (47:55) Follow Doug: https://www.facebook.com/DJDougGriffin https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-griffin-065206a/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife Call Incredible Doors! 931-348-DOOR. We’re...

Duration:01:06:00

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It’s How You Show UP w/Spring Hill’s Daniel Cruz :: Ep 199 MMTBP

7/2/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Daniel Cruz is one of those people who has an immediate likable quality, which has made him a powerful salesperson over his career. These days he spends his time truly advising people on how to assess mortgage and real estate interests for their investment portfolios. In his experience, it’s about how one shows up to engage with their team and clients. Highpoints: Aging, compassion, and work experiences. (7:52) Sales techniques and integrity in the car and shoe industries. (15:06) Career progression from bartending to real estate to medical marijuana sales. (19:17) Overcoming imposter syndrome in financial advising. (33:29) Financial advisors' dress codes and how they impact their professional image. (39:35) Personal branding and dressing for success. (44:09) Comedy, impressions, and podcasting with a guest. (56:39) About Danny: “With a passion for helping people navigate the complexities of housing and finance, I have built a rewarding career as both a Housing Advisor and Mortgage Advisor. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to empowering individuals and families to make informed decisions about their housing options and mortgage solutions. In my role as a Housing Advisor, I provide comprehensive guidance on a range of housing options or hard to find referral partners. I am committed to ensuring that my clients have access to the resources and information they need to secure and maintain suitable housing. In both Residential & Commercial markets. As a Mortgage Advisor, I specialize in helping clients secure the best mortgage deals tailored to their financial circumstances. Whether it's a first-time homebuyer or someone looking to refinance, I offer personalized advice and support throughout the mortgage process, from application to approval. I believe in a client-centric approach, where understanding the unique needs and goals of each individual is paramount. By staying informed about the latest industry trends and regulatory changes, I ensure that my clients receive the most relevant and up-to-date advice. My ultimate goal is to make the home buying and financing process as smooth and stress-free as possible.” Follow Danny: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielcruzmusiccitymtg/ https://www.facebook.com/daniel.cruz.75470316 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Call Incredible Doors! 931-348-DOOR. We’re making garage doors in Maury and Wlliamson counties incredible again! www.incredibledoors.com

Duration:01:02:19

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The Importance of Long Term Networking w/Franklin’s Ryan Reid :: Ep 198 MMTBP

6/25/2024
I have known Ryan Reid since 2016. He owns ICU Security which provides camera security systems around Middle Tennessee and way beyond! He has built his business on making long term and truly authentic human connections through various networking endeavors, but mainly through our BNI chapter. He’s quite possibly the longest standing member of any BNI chapter in the region, being with The Williamson County BNI (Wilco) Chapter since 2001. Our conversation revolved around various business-related topics, including networking, sales strategies, and security. Ryan shares his experiences and insights on how to effectively network within the BNI ecosystem, pass referrals, and continuously educate himself. We also discussed the challenges of starting and maintaining a security business, including employee management and client retention. We touched on the importance of positive thinking and energy in shaping interactions with others, and the limitations of security camera systems in providing foolproof security. Highlights: Starting and growing a security business with ups and downs. (4:43) Business ownership, employee loyalty, and commission-based sales. (16:28) Working on business vs. in it, with a focus on surveillance technology to help businesses improve. (21:16) Using technology to improve business operations and retain clients. (32:06) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeweather #weather #meteorology #tornado #tornadoes

Duration:01:05:34

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A True Nashville Native Who Knows His Market w/Nick Woodard :: Ep 197 MMTBP

6/18/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Nick Woodard is a local Real Estate Agent who truly knows his market. After all, he’s lived here most of his 40+ years! This episode is about Nick’s experiences and insights on how to succeed in the real estate industry, emphasizing the importance of authenticity, connection, and adaptability. We discuss the impact of technological advancements and shifting market dynamics on the industry, and highlighted the need for realtors to evolve and utilize social media effectively. Nick also shares personal stories about their experiences with music and local culture in Middle Tennessee, and discusses Nashville's appeal as a music city and hub for creatives. Highlights: Entrepreneurship, real estate, and personal growth. (3:34) Social media marketing and attention-seeking strategies in real estate. (10:08) Authenticity and expertise in content creation. (15:44) Real estate industry changes and the importance of showing losses. (21:55) The changing landscape of Nashville, Tennessee, and its impact on locals and the economy. (37:30) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeweather #realestate #realtor #realestateagent

Duration:00:50:27

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The “Shear” Passion of Weather w/Weather Down in Muletown :: Ep 196 MMTBP

6/11/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com On May 8, 2024, a devastating tornado ripped through Maury county. Cap and Boppy, the duo behind Weather Down in Muletown, were studying the system days in advance. It isn’t the first time their stunning accuracy warned the Columbia community about dangerous weather. The best part? They do it because they absolutely LOVE to study the weather. During the events of May 8, they added over four thousand people to their page. I met Adam (Cap) and Renee (Boppy) for the first time prior to the recording of this episode. The first thing they wanted me to know was that they were *not* meteorologists. They’re just people whose passion drives them to study the craft. Follow them here: https://www.facebook.com/muletownwx Highlights: Tornadoes in Tennessee and eastward shift in Tornado Alley. (2:30) Weather forecasting and geography knowledge. (8:48) Severe weather in Middle Tennessee, including tornado warnings and flooding. (14:44) Local news coverage, social media platforms, and monetization strategies. (45:14) Monetizing a weather podcast through merchandise and sponsorships. (52:12) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #tennesseeweather #weather #meteorology #tornado #tornadoes

Duration:01:18:39

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The Value of Knowing How You Come Off w/Spring Hill’s Dave Dutton :: Ep 195 MMTBP

6/4/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Dave Dutton is a prolific marketer. His Facebook title is bold with a Broca-surprising proclamation: “1.9 HS GPA. Survived. Turned $200 into millions.” Dave is pretty much a Spring Hill social media personality who’s clever posts and comments have a tongue-in-cheek bright humor to them. He built his real estate business by taking risks, working hard, and creating a personal brand. We talk about insights on personal and professional growth, financial freedom, and the challenges of wealth and success. An interesting point came up about knowing how you come off on social. It’s a tough thing to gauge, so you have to ask! It may not be pretty though…. Follow Dave: www.daviddutton.com https://www.facebook.com/thedaviddutton https://www.facebook.com/agoodlandlord __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife

Duration:01:06:49

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The Evolution of Modern Media Consumption w/Cole Evans :: Ep 194 MMTBP

5/29/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Cole Evans is one of the most prolific media strategists I’ve ever known. He and I met working at a Nashville Radio group around 2007. It’s fair to say that Cole was the one who reintroduced me to long form audio production with his podcast “Brand Forward” in 2016. Our conversation revolved around the evolving nature of marketing and advertising strategies in the digital age. We discussed the importance of staying prolific, adapting to changes in the media landscape, and measuring the effectiveness of media campaigns. Cole shares insights on various marketing strategies for small business growth, including understanding the target audience and building relationships. Finally, we touched on the use of AI-based tools for keyword analysis, content creation, and distribution to streamline podcast production and maximize its reach. Follow Cole: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colegevans/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:01:18:35

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Vulnerability + Candor = TRUE Authenticity w/Jim Morris :: Ep 193 MMTBP

5/21/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Entrepreneurs are risk takers. More so than much of the world population. When Jim Morris committed to launch a conference that was to be different than all the other conferences that have sprouted up over the last decade, his optimism could break the bonds of earthly gravity. He quickly learned that it would be one of the most difficult challenges he would ever face. It was a Herculean task. It was devastating. It was the most humbling experience in his life. And he needed it. In this episode, Jim gets REAL. Follow Jim: https://therealjimmorris.com/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:01:17:07

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Building the Foundations of a Future Franchise w/Cookeville’s Shane Ray - Ep 192 MMTBP

5/14/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com I met Shane Ray in 2017 through a local coaching program. We hit it off immediately and have been friends ever since! He’s replaced some of my AC units and maintained others. He has one of the most franchise-able brands I have ever seen and he’s finding his way to that eventuality. From Shane: “Hi, I’m Shane Ray, owner and founder of Aloha Air Conditioning. I grew up in the HVAC industry. I wanted to start and operate a company that would make customers say, "Wow!" My team and I maintain a culture of respect and generosity. Our philosophy involves treating customers and employees like family. We back up our promises with action and written guarantees. I grew up in the area, and when I wasn't engaged in my unique hobby of reading, I spent time with my family learning about the HVAC industry. After graduating from high school in 1991, I started working for my family's HVAC business. Having served more than 25,000 customers, I've experienced every possible situation in a home. My family eventually sold that business, and I chose to continue to stay in the industry and provide my community with the products and services they need for indoor comfort." Follow Shane: https://facebook.com/shane.ray.33 https://www.facebook.com/JustCallAloha www.instagram.com/justcallaloha __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:00:41:29

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A Brooklyn Legacy in Nashville w/The Maccas - Ep 191 MMTBP

5/7/2024
Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com When we left Connecticut in 2001, we left the ability to get great New York-style pizza on a moment’s notice, from almost any pizza place. In Las Vegas, it took us 3 years to find a place that came close, but still too far. In the Middle Tennessee area, we had better luck. My friend John Tumminello introduced me to Joey’s House of Pizza, which was in Brentwood at the time. Upon entering the restaurant, the sights, smells and thick New York accents brought me back to those days when we lived in the Northeast….the days when we took getting good pizza very much for granted. I have been a champion of the Macca family ever since. When they opened a Joey’s House of Pizza in Spring Hill, you probably could have heard the celebration of joy coming from my house from several hundred yards away. Joey’s eventually moved to Elm Hill Pike, and then, much to just about the entire community’s chagrin, closed with no prior notice. The Spring Hill store is still open but has also moved and changed their name to Nelly’s, which is operated by Joey and Crescenza Macca’s daughter and son-in-law, Danielle and Ryan. The Macca’s aren’t done. They’ve opened Macca Villa at Riverside in Murfreesboro, where you can still get your Joey’s House of Pizza fix as well as a beautiful property to have a wedding, celebrate an anniversary or have a really bodacious birthday blowout! “Ciao, y’all!” - Perfectly said, from a Brooklyn born, deeply Italian family who planted roots in our backyard back in the 80s. Follow The Maccas on their next chapter: https://www.maccavilla.com/ https://www.facebook.com/themaccavillavenue __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:01:21:11

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Maximizing Your Freelancing Career w/Nashville’s Steve Lomas - Ep 190 MMTBP

4/30/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com If you’re a freelancer in Middle Tennessee, this episode is a must listen! I met Steve Lomas through my good friend and MMTBP regular, Amanda Banks. She saw the immediate connection Steve and I had in the creative space. our conversation revolved around the challenges of finding reliable freelancers on platforms like Fiverr, the importance of networking and relationship building in business, and the evolution of the creative industry. We discussed the value of personal connections in the broadcasting and content creation fields, and the need for onboarding and developing young talent. Collaborating with skilled freelancers and the importance of building a strong foundation through basic strategies is also a strength. Just be aware of the nature between transactional and relational people, and the value of small gestures like buying coffee for others in building genuine connections. Follow Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevelomas/ https://www.mojomediapros.com/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:00:49:43

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Connecting Businesses to Neighbors w/College Grove’s Lyndsay Stafford - Ep 188 MMTBP

4/29/2024
Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com If you live in the Franklin/Brentwood/College Grove areas, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Lyndsay Stafford’s product! Lyndsay is the owner and publisher of Williamson County Neighbors magazine. She is also a business coach who specializes in simplifying processes for entrepreneurs and identifying core beliefs. Lyndsay Stafford is living proof that you actually can have it all! She’s a wife, a mom of three, and a team leader who has guided successful teams for 20 years at influential companies such as American Eagle, Nike, Bath and Body Works, Converse, Express, and Aerie. Oh, and she built a million-dollar business on the side in two years. As one of the top .01 percent of earners with Rodan + Fields, Lyndsay reached RFx Mercedes Benz achiever status. Highlights: Entrepreneurship, career paths, and personal experiences. (4:00) Parenting and career choices. (9:40) Funding a music career and lifestyle. (21:15) Entrepreneurship, side hustles, and balancing work and family. (32:13) Advertising strategies for building brand awareness and topping of mind. (46:49) Betting on oneself, listening to children, and entrepreneurship. (54:58) Follow Lyndsay: http://lyndsaystafford.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyndsay-stafford-52855446/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:01:10:42

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The Art of Personal Branding w/Nashville’s John Mediana - Ep 189 MMTBP

4/23/2024
I met John Mediana at Jim Morris’ Impact Effect 23 in October 2023. He and I had an instant connection upon discovering that we both lived and worked in Las Vegas once upon a time, prior to moving to Middle Tennessee. John has produced some impressive content for a myriad of equally impressive clients over his years in video production. He’s found a powerful niche within personal branding for executives in and around Nashville. About John: “Since the fifth grade, I had a desire to create; I developed a passion for photography and the filmmaking process. I couldn’t wait for TBS’ dinner & a movie just to watch the behind the scenes and hear the director discuss the film. I never knew the relationship between the two. When I realized the connection between photography and filmmaking, I began to wonder how my still photos would translate into motion picture form. I was shaped by the skateboard & hip hop culture growing up, and then started writing songs and playing in garage bands. At that moment, I started making things and discovering and exploring more. I started designing myspace pages for bands and creating EPK’s for artists my senior year of high school. Throughout middle school and high school, I continued creating, which led to my acceptance at The Art Institute of California, Santa Monica. ​ I was in my own little world at The Art Institute until I started collaborating with talented, like-minded individuals which further led to groundbreaking projects. While I was working on collaborative passion projects, I continued to build my brand as a freelance photographer & filmmaker. The best part about where I am today is that my work both motion and still has gotten me here. They did and still do continue to open doors for me. I’ve pursued my art education for a span of over 6 years and have directed and worked on countless industry projects, I can't wait to continue turning the page of this new chapter and seeing where the future takes me.” Highlights: Creativity, entrepreneurship, and branding in Las Vegas. (4:20) Personal branding and video production. (9:17) Las Vegas' evolution from a gambling destination to a global community hub. (17:49) Moving from Vegas to Nashville and adapting to the new community. (27:21) Networking and connecting with people in Nashville's entrepreneurial community. (31:47) Making a music video in a living room with famous musicians. (35:49) Authenticity and legacy in marketing and business. (50:13) Podcasting, marketing, and building relationships. (1:09:45) Follow John: https://www.johnmediana.com/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw ___________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Po

Duration:01:17:23

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Fitness and Health for Middle-Aged Men w/Spring Hill’s Danny Zacharias - Ep 187 MMTBP

4/9/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Danny Zacharias has been one of the music industry’s more prominent lighting experts for decades! Like most entrepreneurs, business can overtake life and he realized he needed to make his health a priority. Danny discovered a way that can also help many middle-aged men who are facing similar issues. Highlights: Lighting design and touring with a veteran in the industry. (4:24) Fitness journey after losing father at 41. (12:00) Weight loss strategies and caloric deficits. (15:27) Calorie burn and weight loss through exercise and nutrition. (23:48) Fitness, survival training, and firearms preparedness. (49:46) Follow Danny: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-zacharias/ https://www.instagram.com/dannyzacharias/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:01:04:18

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Improving Middle TN’s HVAC Trade w/Nolensville’s Justin Sharp - Ep 186 MMTBP

4/2/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com Justin Sharp is the founder and owner of the AC Crew, a premier HVAC company that serves the greater Nashville area. He is a native of the Middle Tennessee area and a loving husband to Laura Sharp (owner of Lokales Juice in Nolensville) with whom they have been blessed with three children. With his mechanical aptitude and love for fixing things, Justin started AC Crew HVAC company 4 years ago to offer high-quality air conditioning and heating repair and installation services to clients throughout the greater Nashville area. As an ardent supporter of family-owned and operated businesses, Justin strives to offer a high level of service that you cannot find in large HVAC companies in Nashville. To offer the highest level of satisfaction to his clients, Justin only hires passionate technicians capable of handling any repair, installation, or emergency that may arise. He enjoys rolling up his sleeves and starting a new challenging HVAC project. Justin looks forward to providing the technical expertise you require to enjoy the peace of mind and comfort of breathing clean air all the time! Highlights: Starting a business in the HVAC trade. (3:31) Career choices and trade work. (10:41) Work ethic and career aspirations in the trades industry. (19:52) Sales culture and building long-term relationships. (26:16) Trades, referrals, and business sustainability. (38:40) Business challenges and finding solutions. (48:24) Follow Justin: www.theaccrew.com __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with #hvac #trades #electrical #electrician

Duration:01:03:27

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Un-Squandered Opportunities and Healing by Faith w/Spring Hill TN’s Matt Rogers - Ep 185 MMTBP

3/26/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com I met Matt Rogers at a BNI meeting a few years back. We’ve loosely kept in touch over the years, but once I had a podcast of my own, I knew I would have to have him as a guest! In his mid-forties, Matt has packed some life under his belt. He’s been: And then some. To say that Matt has ever squandered an opportunity would be a very inaccurate statement! Matt is also a very Godly Christian Believer. We delve into the notion that the world is in desperate need of God, the hypocrisy of today’s modern church, and how God isn’t really in control. As we approach Easter this weekend, I thought this episode would be quite timely. Highlights: Life experiences, music, and TV hosting. (4:12) NFL players' financial management and trust issues. (15:33) Parenthood, career goals, and finding peace in life. (20:17) Jesus' existence and resurrection. (33:26) Faith and healing among business leaders. (41:13) Christianity and living a life of freedom in Jesus. (57:08) Sexual abuse in Hollywood and seeking justice. (1:06:01) Follow Matt: www.mattrogersusa.com __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:01:19:27

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What it’s Like to Walk the Entire Natchez Trace for Autism :: Nashville’s TN’s Brad Meshell - Ep 184 MMTBP

3/19/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com I met Brad Meshell when I was recording podcasts at Jim Morris’ Impact Effect event in October 2023. He was one of the guests who was to have an episode recorded by me. When he told me that he walks the 444 mile Natchez Trace Parkway every year to raise awareness for the parents of children with autism, I was intrigued. He gave me one of what I thought to be iconic blue 444 hats, which fit perfectly on my head….which is a rarity for me, as I have a larger than average cranium. Brad started the non-profit after he and his wife learned that their son Jacob was autistic. The reason why he wants to help other parents in similar situations? The isolation. The loneliness. The feeling of being “on your own” with coping with a new and tremendous challenge. I wanted to have Brad on to share his incredible story and hopefully encourage you to contribute. He begins his walk on April 1 and spans the entire month. From the Jacob’s Audible website: “As parents, we knew Jacob was autistic by his 2nd birthday. We did not get a diagnosis until close to his 3rd birthday, which delayed getting help that much longer. I knew from raising my oldest that babies can do and say things a lot earlier than we think. Forget the milestone checklist. I knew from simply changing his diaper that Jacob was not connecting with me. The rhythm of his babble was different. The eye contact was there, but the emotional expression was not. These signs showed up early when Jacob was a baby. The checklist screenings at his well checkups did not catch this. I was told not to worry. As a parent it really wasn't about the "worry." It was about making sure my child had what he needed to thrive. This is where isolation can begin for many parents. Many start internet searching, which only funnels into longer waitlists for a diagnosis and getting your child the tools needed to develop and grow. The process and understanding of an autism diagnosis can be better. This is why Brad and I are doing this. If telling our story helps another family, I will tell it over and over again. Welcome to Jacob's Audible. We are so happy you're here. Together we can change the play.” Highlights: Walking 15 miles a day on a scenic highway. (4:25) Ultra-running sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. (17:12) Growing up in New Orleans with unique cultural experiences. (29:58) Walking a 444-mile trace and marketing strategies. (49:56) Autism acceptance and support for parents. (58:20) Follow Brad: https://www.jacobsaudible.org/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books

Duration:01:10:43

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Electrical Trade Challenges in TN :: Morristown TN’s Michael Burdette and Lauren Gamache - Ep 183 MMTBP

3/12/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com With one of my businesses (J2Lighting.com) being in the lighting manufacturing space, I reach out to a lot of electricians. Once upon a time, I was an electrical apprentice…I still am to a certain extent! Over the last 4 decades, the talent pool for the trades has diminished. They were painted as a last option for kids in High School who just weren’t cut out for college…as if they would be relegated to a miserable life of using their hands and having a skill that could serve their families and provide a good living for many years. Thanks to people like Mike Rowe, kids today are being exposed to the trades as a very viable and fulfilling route to a bountiful livelihood. Michael and Lauren operate American Veteran Electrical Services, which focuses on helping Veterans and Civilians with their electrical services and requirements. We discuss finding the right people to build an electrical business and the challenges that exist in Tennessee for a trade business. They’re even starting an online course of sorts that will help people do their own surface level electrical work with Empowered Academy. Highlights: Electrical trade and licensing. (4:22) Starting a business and marketing strategies. (12:16) Business growth and talent acquisition in the electrical trade. (19:10) Local SEO and personal branding for electricians. (24:28) Franchising and running a successful electrical business. (32:16) Follow Michael and Lauren: https://www.avesusa.com/ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

Duration:00:52:48

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Unlock Top Mental Health by Sleeping Better :: Brentwood's Dr. Bijoy John - Ep 182 MMTBP

3/4/2024
A Middle Tennessee Business Podcast....subscribe/follow/rate/review at www.mmtbp.com The hustle culture’s take on sleep (like most other things they talk about) is typically misleading, misinformed and very damaging. Overused tropes like, “I can sleep when I’m dead”, “get up at (insert insanely early time here)” and “you can function on less sleep than you think” don’t typically jive well with the human body over time. In fact, you can actually accrue SLEEP DEBT. Yeah. You have to pay it back. I’ve known Dr. Bijoy John going on several years now. He’s amazingly smart, a great conversationalist, and VERY funny. After being a medical doctor for most of his professional career, he decided to specialize in a much needed area. His techniques have saved people from sleep apnea, insomnia, unhealthy sex lives, depression and much more. Dr. John, a Tennessee Titans season ticket holder, even has a pretty solid theory as to why the team has a lull coming back from halftime during home games. His new book, “Nobody’s Sleeping: 7 Proven Sleep Strategies for Better Health and Happiness” is out now and is a great start to rethink your slumber habits and sleep your way to a better life. Highlights: Sleep and its impact on mental health and overall well-being. (9:41) Improving sleep quality through holistic methods. (25:04) Sleep and inflammation, with tips for improvement. (29:49) Sleep patterns and their impact on athletic performance. (33:36) Sleep's impact on football teams' performance. (38:32) Follow Dr. Bijoy John: www.sleepfixacademy.com __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ****SUBSCRIBE/RATE/FOLLOW the Mostly Middle Tennessee Business Podcast: www.mmtbp.com www.instagram.com/mostlymiddletnbusinespodcast www.instagram.com/jimmccarthyvos Tiktok: @jimmccarthyvos __________________________________________________________ Shoutout to Matt Wilson for lending his voice to the new intro of MMTBP. Follow him and his podcast from which I may have borrowed the *mostly* concept: https://linktr.ee/mamwmw The Dad Joke Challenge is sponsored by Ed Fox and Tradebank of Nashville, for when you have unsold inventory or services and think that barter is smarter, go to www.nashville.tradebank.com . The Dad joke challenge with Ed Fox - Author of 101 groan-tastic dad jokes available on Amazon Kindle, or you could go TikTok channel @specialedfoxdadjokes ____________________________________________________________ ****You hear Jim mention it on almost every episode, ME vs. WE and how 2023 will be 1943 all over again….order “PENDULUM:How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future”: https://a.co/d/7oKK7Ip __________________________________________________________________________ The co-author of Pendulum wrote a myriad of other books and started a non-profit 21st Century Non-Traditional Business School that you should really check out: Wizard Academy - www.wizardacademy.org __________________________________________________________________________ Talking about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond...this is the What’s Your Problem Podcast! Curious about podcasting? This podcast (and many others) is produced by www.itsyourshow.co #billionaire #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #love #marketing #meme #middle #mindset #motivation #nashville #nashvilletennessee #nashvilletn #nature #podcast #podcasters #podcastersofinstagram #podcasting #podcastlife #podcasts #podcastshow #smallbusiness #tennessee #tennesseelife #that #through #took #travel #when #with

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