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TER 013: Being a Creative Entrepreneur with Adam Boesel

Adam Boesel is a creative person and the most creative thing he does is try to make multiple streams of income support his life.

From the time he was a teenager, Adam has constantly pursued streams of revenue that enable the life he wants. From spreadsheets that gross $100 per month to multi-thousand dollar Green Micro Gym installations and rental income properties, he’s a master of diverse income streams that fit in with his daily existence.

More notably, Adam truly lives by the ideals at The Entrepreneur Redefined, arranging his work around his family and personal time.


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Adam Boesel

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Family is Adam’s most important priority.
  • His secondary mission is to help the world understand the value of a watt.
  • Adam leverages multiple streams of income to achieve his success.
  • He received good advice from Tim Conoly: The focus is the brand and you shouldn’t be afraid to cut out the streams of income that don’t support the brand.
  • Some of his streams of income are passions, other’s are very practical. It’s cliche, but he doesn’t put all of his eggs in one basket.
  • Multiple streams of revenue don’t have to be multiple businesses. Many don’t require more than a few minutes of time per week.
  • One of the most creative things Adam has done is create and manage multiple streams of income.

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TER 012: The Worst Thing That Can Happen with Darren Bush

Darren Bush has perfected the art of integrating work and play. He believes that if work is intruding on your life, you’re probably not doing the right work.

That said, he’s managed to build quite a large variety of work and play for himself, spreading his passions and his income across paddlesport retail, traditional handcrafts and blacksmithery, writing, and his investment in individual relationships.

In this episode, he takes time from his busy life to share his secrets, trials, and tribulations with our listeners. If you’re lucky, he might even give you a hug!


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Darren Bush

TODAY’S GUEST

Darren Bush

Website: Rutabaga.com and CanoeLover.com


Facebook: RutabagaPaddlesports
Twitter: canoelover

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Rule number one: Darren avoids gardening as much as possible!
  • Business owners who work 70 hours per week are managing things they shouldn’t manage. Hire good people and get out of the way.
  • Optimize your time, choose your pastimes carefully, and multitask to fill in the little chunks of time that are available to you.
  • “The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between work and play…” James Michener
  • Do the things that you love. If work intrudes into your life, you’re probably not doing the right work. 
  • It’s hard for a small business person to overcome the stereotype of succeeding being equal to having money.
  • Your business is a tool to achieve the things you want to do.
  • Success for Darren is when his employees earn a living wage; when his customers leave the store happier; when the world works better.
  • He values relationships and treats each one individually, whether in business or in his personal life.
  • Darren’s greatest challenge was recognizing the pain that his conventional career caused was greater than the potential pain risked by pursuing his passions.
  • “What’s the worst thing that can happen?”
  • He finds clarity meditating at his future grave site: When he’s dead, will the thing that’s bothering him have any bearing or importance? If not, he stops worrying about it.
  • Focus on one-on-one relationships.

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TER 011: Passion Is Life with Melanie Hunter

Melanie Hunter is an artist who has built a successful career around her work without snuffing out the passion for what she does.

She defines success as doing what she loves everyday and has achieved that through her artwork. In this episode of The Entrepreneur Redefined, she explains what it takes to work creatively, how she keeps the passion fresh, and what it means to be effortless.


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Melanie Hunter

TODAY’S GUEST

Melanie Hunter

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Melanie was fortunate to find a life-long artist collaboration with Nicolas Africano straight out of graduate school.
  • She has leaned not to fear risk. Her greatest achievements have been the result of taking risks.
  • Art was a passion before it was turned into a business.
  • Melanie mastered processes and methods that initially resulted in constant failure. Today, she’s one of the top glass casting artists precisely because she worked through those failures.
  • She strives for work that appears to have been effortless.
  • Melanie doesn’t think in terms of business; she wants clients to be moved by the work 20 years later.
  • Money is not success – it’s just a vehicle to reaching success.
  • Her greatest strength is her stubbornness and she’s not willing to reconsider that position.
  • She has leveraged connections and networking to further both her career and her industry.

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TER 010: Even Doctors Can Do It Differently with Dr. Scott Doughty

Dr. Scott Doughty has always taken an unconventional path in medicine, but still didn’t feel that he was able to provide the best possible care to his patients. So, he moved his office to an old trophy manufacturing space and did something really different.

Like many caring, dedicated physicians, he was tired of the roadblocks posed by the insurance reimbursement healthcare model. Unlike most of those physicians, he had the courage and foresight to do something about it. By embracing the direct primary care physician model under an annual membership plan, Dr. Doughty has given his patients access to unlimited primary physician care and the ability to establish a true relationship with their provider.

Find out how he managed to do something different in a healthcare environment that so rarely accepts change in this episode of The Entrepreneur Redefined podcast!


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Dr. Scott Doughty

TODAY’S GUEST

Dr. Scott Doughty

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Dr. Scott Doughty is the founding physician at U.P. Holistic Medicine.
  • He worked in the Indian Healthcare System for years.
  • Family support has been critical to all of his professional adventures.
  • He brought his family back to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula because it offers the lifestyle and pursuits that meet their needs.
  • HIs decision to break out of the modern, insurance-reimbursement model was based on a desire to provide lifestyle and holistic healthcare options, rather than a pharmaceutical approach.
  • There was a great deal of demand for this model from his patients.
  • In order to be the doctor he wanted to be, he had to remove the insurance reimbursement question from the conversation with his patients.
  • His greatest success was a massive challenge: He purchased an office space without knowing all of the requirements for removing an existing tenant. They were able to negotiate a resolution by both being professional and objective.
  • Failures happen when there’s a lack in information, experience, or vision.
  • Things come together when you pursue your passion!

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TER 009: Ignoring Great Business Advice with Shannon Easter White

Shannon Easter White took maternity leave from an architecture firm and never went back.

Instead, she realized that she wanted to organize her career around her family life and started her own firm. FUNchitecture blends her wacky, artistic personality with her logical, engineer’s mind, and – more importantly – allows her the flexibility to organize her schedule around her family and her passions.

In TER 010, Shannon tells us about her definition of success, how an investment in her community pays back in more ways than one, and why the best advice she’s received is to ignore the advice she receives.


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Shannon Easter White

TODAY’S GUEST

Shannon Easter White

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Architecture combined Shannon’s wacky creative personality with her logical, right-brained mind.
  • Rotary International offers a Group Study Exchange trip, allowing young professionals to study abroad.
  • Becoming a mother was the core experience that made Shannon re-evaluate working a traditional, salaried career path as an employee in another firm.
  • Shannon was able to structure her work day to achieve both business and personal success when she started FUNchitecture.
  • She selectively accepts fun projects and clients.
  • Design matters in everything we do, including buildings and architecture.
  • Shannon’s personal definition of success is being a great mom, great wife, and respected business professional.
  • Professional success means having your work fit around your life, not vise versa.
  • Her greatest challenge is maintaining balance.
  • Another challenge has been business growth. She uses contract employees to be flexible and scalable.
  • Shannon recognizes failures in every project and values them as opportunities for learning and improvement.
  • A social investment in her community is directly connected to Shannon’s personal motivation. She’s honored that she can make that investment in Flint’s community through her business. 
  • She get’s lots of advice to grow her business and hire more employees, but she’s happy staying small and providing high, personal value.
  • Being an entrepreneur is hard. Don’t be afraid of it, but go in with your eyes open.

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TER 008: Getting Over The Justas with Lane Clark

Lane Clark-Bonk thought that she had to follow the expected path and do all the expected things. Then, she realized all the expected things weren’t actually the best fit for what she wanted from life and started making her own things.

In this episode, Lane talks to us about valuing her own time, how to decide when enough is enough, and not chasing business growth just for the sake of growth itself. She labels herself a micropreneur and you’ll even hear about why she doesn’t need or want a website or LinkedIn account!

We say that The Entrepreneur Redefined is all about finding the streams of income that give you the most benefit and enable you to live a brilliant life … and Lane’s story is a perfect example of someone who knows how to strike her perfect balance.


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Lane Clark

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IN THIS EPISODE

  • Lane had a cast of the “Justa’s”: She viewed herself as just a mother, just a stay at home caregiver, just a virtual assistant.
  • Working with key clients helped her stop being self-deprecating in her view of her skills and talents.
  • Her people connections and way with words are her strength and differentiator in the Virtual Assistant market.
  • She didn’t have to take all of the clients and jobs that came her way – she can choose the jobs that mean something to her.
  • Find the clients with chemistry.
  • Set the hours and boundaries with your freelance clients when they’re onboarded.
  • Lane’s marketing is entirely word-of-mouth.
  • She doesn’t want to grow her business beyond its current level because it doesn’t fit her goals and definition of success!
  • The idea of being an unconventional entrepreneur was not something she recognized earlier in her career.
  • Now, she knows that she can make a good and fulfilling living in her running clothes!
  • Lane hopes her children learn that they can do what fulfills them, not what is expected of them.
  • Feeling pride in her work is important and very different than her rewards from parenting.
  • Have confidence in your value; it’s okay if someone can’t afford you!

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TER 007: Why Uncomfortable Is Good with Ellie Jacques

Ellie Jacques graduated from college with a degree in French and International Relations. She didn’t like International Relations and didn’t want to live in France.

Feeling like she had failed “The College Test” and without a clear direction, Ellie struggled to find her own value and worth in our economy.

In this interview, she tells us why she had to be uncomfortable in order to grow, how the journey she’s taken is as old as humanity, and how both the highs and the lows have made her a stronger, more capable person.

Today, Ellie is the co-vice president of Herotown Geelong, a nonprofit organization that invests in people and teaches them to be heroic in every day life.


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TODAY’S GUEST

Ellie Jacques

Website: HerotownGeelong.com.au


Facebook: Ellie.Jacques

IN THIS EPISODE

  • College didn’t offer the path to a lifetime of fulfillment.
  • Human influences and tendencies can cause us to act in ways that are harmful to ourselves and others.
  • We can act heroically by rising above those tendencies.
  • Joined a nonprofit dedicated to creating everyday heros in Australia.
  • Success and growth are interchangeable for Ellie.
  • Measure success in relation to your past self, not against other people.
  • You cannot grow unless you leave the comfort of your current situation.
  • Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey is representative of many life struggles that we experience in both business and personal pursuits.
  • When your work becomes beneficial to you physically, emotionally, and financially, you have found a good career path.
  • Our best investment in ourselves, our careers, and our community is time.

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TER 006: Three Day Weekends with Brandon Turino

Dr. Brandon Turino is a chiropractor who truly leverages his business for brilliance, both in his life, his family’s life, and the lives of his patients and community members.

Listen to him share the strategies that have made him successful, the best investment he’s made in himself, and his most important business tool.

This interview is the second part of a very unique opportunity to hear from a husband and wife team, both of whom are leveraging their businesses to fulfill their family’s financial and life experience needs. Brandon is married to Mercedes Turino, who was our guest earlier this week on Episode 004.

Together, they have created the balance of life forces that works for them and for their two young children.

You can find Mercedes’ interview here.


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Brandon Turino

IN THIS EPISODE

  • You can’t get anywhere with a negative vision.
  • Your business embodies your values, whatever they are.
  • Long weekends can be the norm.
  • Brandon has created a business that leverages his values.
  • Business and family life aren’t separate – we only have one life and need to live all aspects of it well.
  • Brandon’s mission in his business is to help other people.
  • Success is moving toward being better every day; being stagnant or making the same mistakes is failure.
  • That definition of success spans all areas of life – professional, personal, spiritual, physical…
  • Community engagement is a value that is a natural passion for Brandon.
  • The Greatest Challenge was a period of financial instability and missed personal paychecks.
  • People see what they think is the overnight success, but they don’t see the grind behind it.
  • One of the most important things you can do is investing in yourself.
  • In most businesses, people are buying you and the more diversity you have the more value is there.
  • Brandon’s best investment in himself? A monthly Audible subscription!
  • You have to get uncomfortable and do things that will move you to a new place.
  • The Greatest Failure was not recognizing the need to step away and transcend the grind. “You have to stop and sharpen the axe.”
  • The Greatest Success is being able to be hands-off when Brandon needs to step away.
  • The best tool in your arsenal is your work ethic.

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TER 005: Living on an Island with Todd Bishop

Todd Bishop is best known as a much loved and appreciated pillar of the paddle sport community on both the business and recreational fronts.

However, as you’re about to find out, he’s also a shrewd entrepreneur who lives the ideals of The Entrepreneur Redefined.

In the next 29 minutes, you’ll hear Todd describe his professional path, the struggles of balancing family life with a career that found him living in a different state, how he and his wife outlined their definition of success, and what it takes to build a life that achieves that success.

You can find out more about what Todd does by visiting Bishop Boards and Stand UP Lock.


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Todd Bishop

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Todd Bishop

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Dedicate time and energy to enriching others. Todd works with Team River Runner and the Special Olympics as a paddlesport coach.
  • When you can’t find the right stand up paddle board for your spouse…make your own and go into business as a board builder!
  • The drive to leave the 9-to-5 was a career in law enforcement as a Park Ranger located in a different state than Todd’s family.
  • Building paddle boards wasn’t an inherent passion, but it was an answer to a problem – and an unexpected answer, at that!
  • It’s easy to do something you love and suffer through it, eventually turning it into unpleasant work.
  • Eating well and staying healthy is key to being a good entrepreneur.
  • You have to put as much time and effort into ensuring you spend time with your family as you do with your work schedule.
  • Your friends and family often don’t understand the entrepreneur’s journey. Find a group of people or organization who can support you!
  • Don’t forget to recognize the small successes. They’ll drive you and keep you moving forward.
  • Great advice from a mentor: You will never foresee the changes and demands of a small business. Be flexible and embrace it!

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TER 004: Breakdowns In Bathrooms with Mercedes Turino

Mercedes Turino combines her belief in the power of motherhood with a deeply personal understanding of the challenges that entrepreneurs face in owning and operating a business.

In this interview, you’ll hear brutally honest stories about the fear, the challenges, and the ugly moments of being a mom and entrepreneur that so many women are afraid to admit. You’ll also hear about the graceful acceptance and effective tools that Mercedes brings to bear, both for herself and her clients.

Even if you’re not a mother, you’ll connect with her beautiful and genuine story of self-reflection, the realization that we don’t have to play by the “standard” rules, and the journey of a fluid business plan that changed as she learned more about what she wants and who she is.

Her company, Mama Redefined, helps women accept the changes in identity that come with being a mother, as well as find their voices, reach their potentials, and trust their intuition.

As a bonus, we’ll soon be interviewing Mercedes’ husband and fellow entrepreneur in his own right, Brandon Turino. Watch for him in Episode 006, which will be released on Friday, June 10, 2016!


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Thanks, again, for your time and I look forward to speaking to you again in the next episode!

Mercedes Turino
TODAY’S GUEST
Mercedes Turino

Website: MercedesTurino.com


Facebook: The Mama Redefined Tribe

IN THIS EPISODE
  • It’s okay not to follow other people’s rules.
  • Find a stream of income that lights you up!
  • Sometimes, you just have to quit your job that day!
  • There are always really big reasons why you think you can’t do what you want to do.
  • The fear of chasing your dreams doesn’t go away, so just do it anyway.
  • Sometimes the passion runs out and you need to shift your focus.
  • Mastermind groups are game changers – they hold self-employed entrepreneurs accountable!
  • Locking yourself in a public bathroom can be good therapy…
  • Recognizing your vulnerability is a powerful strength.
  • Perfectionism can be paralyzing. If you wait for it to be perfect, it will never happen.
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