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Onward Nation

America's best podcast for learning how today's top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve. Onward Nation is a five-day-a-week podcast hosted by Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI. Business owners share the most influential lessons learned throughout their careers, including insights into their daily habits, their most vital priorities that have contributed to their business and personal success, and the most challenging time or situation that could have devastated or even ruined their businesses or careers. Business owners share their "recipes for success" including those systems they wish they had put into practice inside their business when first starting out. Each episode concludes with guests sharing two or three practical and tactical strategies they would recommend to brand new business owners in order to best ensure success in their new business and careers. Onward Nation provides business owners with the strategies and tactical step-by-step "recipe" that will help anyone make their business more systematic, predictable, measurable, and repeatable.
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Mar 27, 2019

Mark Pattison is a former wide receiver in the NFL, where he played for the Raiders, Rams and Saints. Since retiring from his football career, Mark has been dedicated to challenging his own limits, and one of his life goals is to become the first NFL player to ever climb the Seven Summits, the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. To date, he has successfully climbed six of the seven, with the most recent being the Vinson Massif in Antarctica.

Mark is also an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and leadership consultant, and he believes passionately in giving others the push they need to exceed their limits, conquer their fears, and find their summits. In addition to his professional work as a motivational speaker, Mark passionately believes in the incredible and transformative power of philanthropic work. That is why he partnered with Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles and his foundation, Waterboys.org, to help install life-sustaining water wells throughout Tanzania.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Mark’s mantra is “get off the sidelines, get back into the game, and find your next summit”
  • How Mark first got involved in football, and how he turned it into a college scholarship and later a successful career in the NFL
  • How the end of Mark’s NFL career left him at loose ends and led him to ultimately become a successful entrepreneur
  • Why a difficult divorce and a personal loss sparked Mark’s interest in becoming the first NFL player to ever climb the Seven Summits
  • How Mark uses the acronym “S.U.M.M.I.T.” as a guide for turning the spark of ideas into successes
  • How Mark became involved with NFL player Chris Long’s Waterboys foundation, and what the organization does to help impoverished communities access clean water
  • Why Mark’s work with business leaders has led him to recognize that too many leaders and organizations are sitting on the sidelines and playing it safe
  • What important daily habits Mark keeps that have most contributed to his success throughout his career
  • What Mark believes are the most vital and critical skills business leaders need to master to be successful
  • Why it is necessary to put in the time, dedication, effort and hard work to be able to achieve your ultimate goals
  • What important lessons Mark has learned from his own mentors and from other business leaders
Mar 20, 2019

Stephen is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI, a digital marketing agency, and the host of Onward Nation — a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act and achieve. Onward Nation is listened to in 120 countries around the world.

Stephen is the author of three books, including the #1 best seller, “Profitable Podcasting,” and his digital marketing insights have been featured in Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

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Mar 13, 2019

Hunter is a full-time real estate investor and founder of Cash Flow Connections, a private equity firm based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since starting CFC, Hunter has helped more than 250 investors allocate capital to over 100 properties. He has personally raised more than $20mm in private capital and controls more than $60mm inmedia news outlets, podcasts, and radio shows.

Hunter is also the host of the Cash Flow Connections Real Estate Podcast, which helps investors learn the intricacies of commercial real estate from the comfort of their home, car, or office. commercial real estate.

Hunter has been featured in Forbes, Globe St., Inside Self-Storage, as well as a variety of other media news outlets, podcasts, and radio shows.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Hunter saw the 2008 real estate crash as an opportunity, and why he moved into real estate during the 2010 European debt crisis and collapse of Greece
  • Why Hunter has completely cycled his investments out of the stock market and into more simple and safe investments
  • How Hunter had the idea for Cash Flow Connections, and how the business works to help investors identify opportunities
  • Why positioning yourself as a passive investor in a syndicated structure opens up a world of flexible investment opportunities
  • How to get involved in a syndicated investment structure and minimize the risks involved in your investment
  • What seven steps to follow before getting involved in any real estate investment and particularly a syndicated investment
  • Why cost-to-build isn’t a key factor in the self storage market, and how to take advantage of buying existing self storage
  • How Hunter got involved in thought leadership and why he began his Cash Flow Connections podcast
  • Hunter shares his first attempt at raising an outside capital fund and why it was such a terrible experience
  • How Hunter has learned to integrate content creation into his thought leadership, and why he cares about quality over quantity

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Mar 6, 2019

Kate Paine helps executives and entrepreneurs stand out online so they become a recognized authority in their marketplace or industry, and a respected asset to their company and clients.

She uses her journalism, PR and marketing experience to tease out her clients’ compelling story to position them as an industry visionary or influencer both online and off. Identifying an individual’s “slice-of-life” story makes her expertise uncommon in the world of online personal promotion and social selling. She’s an expert on using LinkedIn as a powerful personal branding tool, speaks at national marketing conferences, and teaches LinkedIn for corporate sales training.

She’s also a volunteer traveling faculty member – teaching how to leverage LinkedIn – for The Honor Foundation (honor.org) in Virginia Beach and Wilmington, NC. THF is a nonprofit, which provides an intense career development program for Navy SEALs and individuals in the Special Forces community who are transitioning from their active duty military service and into a civilian career.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Kate decided she wanted to become a journalist, and how she came to work at the CBS Morning News and eventually CBS Evening News with anchor Dan Rather
  • How Kate now works with clients on personal branding and LinkedIn, and why the “story” matters so much to her
  • Why stories don’t necessarily mean brand stories, and why Kate believes sharing your story can help you form connections
  • How to answer the question of “what do you do?” with a more memorable and engaging answer than just your job title
  • Why Kate believes LinkedIn is a powerful tool and an opportunity to tell your story and share your expertise
  • Why your LinkedIn profile should never be a copy-and-paste of your resume and should contain more compelling pieces of information
  • Kate shares a great way to solicit feedback on your strengths from colleagues that you may not be aware of in yourself
  • Strategies for using your story on LinkedIn to be disruptive, and why your LinkedIn summary is critical real estate
  • Why it is important to find your super-specific strengths and talk about your niche and how you excel in it
  • Why you should never use the default LinkedIn message to connect with someone, and why you should always personalize your invitations

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