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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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Jun 26, 2019

John Iannarelli retired from the FBI after more than 20 years of service, during which time he was a member of the FBI SWAT Team and participated in the investigations of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 9/11 attack, the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Sony hack. Among his many FBI assignments, John previously served in Washington, D.C. as the FBI National Spokesperson and later with the Executive Staff of the FBI's Cyber Division. He was a Cyber Squad Supervisor before becoming the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Phoenix Division, the number two position overseeing all Criminal, Cyber and Counter Intelligence investigations throughout Arizona. During his FBI tenure, John was also the recipient of the FBI Directors Distinguished Service Award, for which he was selected from the ranks of the Bureaus 35,000 employees.

An energetic and entertaining speaker, John is the author of four books, including Why Teens Fail and What to Fix, a parents guide to protecting their children from Internet predators and other dangers, Information Governance Security about how businesses can protect their important information from loss or compromise and How to Spot A Terrorist Before Its Too Late, a guide to help people recognize and prevent terrorism before it can occur. His soon to be released fifth book, Disorderly Conduct, examines the lighter side of law enforcement and the humorous moments during Johns FBI career.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • John’s career as a law enforcement officer and special agent with the FBI
  • Why businesses are more likely to be robbed behind the keyboard than with a gun
  • Simple ways that business owners can prevent being hacked and have money stolen by criminals
  • The biggest scams that hackers are currently using to hack your email and take your money
  • The policies you need to have in place for money transactions
  • Why you need to look into a password manager
  • The importance for you and your team to have basic cybersecurity education
  • What is malware and how it can cause damage
  • How bringing someone in to train your team could be helpful
  • An example of how a Law Firm was hacked and had $1 million taken from them
  • How dangerous thumb drives and free wifi from public restaurants can be for your work’s network
  • What you need to know about Cyber Insurance and an overview of what it can cover
  • The responsibilities you have as a business owner when it comes to cybersecurity

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Jun 19, 2019

Mike Canarelli is the CEO and Co-Founder of Web Talent Marketing and is recognized as one of the top digital marketing agencies in the United States who prides itself on providing unique, scalable long-term solutions for its clients. Mike holds a B.S. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management where he studied Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems. After six years as a freelance designer and web developer, he founded Axis Creative Group in 2006 and later merged with Web Talent SEO in late 2010.

Marcus Grimm, Chief Growth Officer at Web Talent Marketing, is dedicated to implementing strategies & tactics that utilize emerging technologies, particularly in sales, content marketing and marketing automation. Marcus’ experience extends across the entire buyer journey, from market research, prospect targeting and awareness, to lead acquisition, qualification, nurturing, presenting and closing. Marcus has extensively studied and utilized the latest in behavioral economics to translate decision theory from the classroom to the boardroom.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why the "project management triangle" or "iron triangle" of speed vs. price vs. quality doesn't exist on Amazon
  • Why Amazon offers the potential for business-to-business organizations, and why business leaders need to research Amazon to take advantage of future opportunities
  • Why businesses see better results the more they spend on Amazon advertising, and why this is similar to grocery and retail store "slotting fees"
  • Why a company losing a sale to Amazon, even if it is for a product the company manufactured, can cost valuable remarketing consumer information
  • Why each business must develop a unique and individual strategy to deal with Amazon based on their business needs
  • Why Mike chose to add the position of "Chief Growth Officer" to the business, how he defines the role, and why he brought Marcus into the position
  • How the work Marcus does in the position of Chief Growth Officer benefits the company, and what support he needs to be able to do his job well
  • Why some customers are the wrong fit for a business, and why part of Marcus's role is to identify those situations
  • How marketing automation works, and why moving at the speed a prospect wants to go is the key to a successful campaign

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Jun 12, 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 bestseller, “Profitable Podcasting,” and his digital marketing insights have been featured in Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

Jun 5, 2019

Our special encore guest today is Kelly Hatfield. Kelly has been in the recruiting and HR field for over 25 years as a successful business owner and entrepreneur. She is the host of the Absolute Advantage Podcast and partner in her most recent venture, Think It. Be It. – a human performance company for high achievers. Kelly’s work with companies in helping them develop their leadership, design recruiting, as well as retention strategies gives her a unique perspective into the hiring experience and leadership from all angles. Now…you may remember Kelly and the wisdom she shared during Episodes 274 and 524 of Onward Nation. And if you haven’t listened to, studied, and applied all she shared during her previous interviews…I highly encourage you to add Episodes 274 and 524 to your list of vital priorities.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What Kelly has been working on since her previous appearances on Onward Nation in episodes 274 and 524
  • How an interview with guest John Mitchell on Kelly’s podcast, Absolute Advantage, introduced Kelly to the “Think It Be It” methodology
  • Why Kelly became a partner in Think It Be It after her own incredible success using the methodology
  • How Think It Be It helps you reframe your thoughts through visualization to create success for yourself
  • How Kelly uses her visualization techniques to lay the foundation of her day, using specific goals and imagery
  • How practice and invoking the Reticular Activating System of your brain can help you see opportunities you didn’t notice before
  • Why it is important as an entrepreneur and team leader to step back and allow your team members to do their work without inserting yourself to “fix the problem”
  • Why Kelly reads her business plan every single day, iterating and making course corrections as necessary
  • How the Think It Be It process starts with twelve minutes a day, one sheet of paper, and having clarity in your intent
  • How to get a copy of a free five-day email course on the Think It Be It methodology and a free ebook

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