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Author and Entrepreneur James Oliver, Jr. on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Welcome to the THIRD ANNIVERSARY episode of the Curve the Cube Podcast!! My special guest on this milestone of a day is author and entrepreneur, James Oliver, Jr. of WeMontage, who wrote a book that I absolutely fell in love with and have discussing in pieces with a few of my most recent guests. His book, The More You Hustle, the Luckier You Get, provides a deluge of raw, relatable trials and triumphs that all of us shooting for a dream can find both humor and comfort in.

In this episode, James parses out the difference between being a successful entrepreneur and having a successful business, and we touch back on those concepts I discussed earlier in this series of episodes:

  • Listening to that inner voice and honoring your true self
  • Going out on your own takes effing hard work
  • Keeping the faith
  • "Don't make safe choices in life because it's convenient to do so."

James doesn’t pull any punches and was simply the PERFECT pick to sum up some of the main touch points I’ve been covering all along on this show. So….

Enjoy!!

And, thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening for these past three years; as you've heard me say on the last couple of episodes, my plan has been to flipping the name of the show from from “Curve the Cube: Where Dreamers Become Doers” to “Dreamers Become Doers: Curve the Cube and Do the Impossible.” But, after a very thoughtful conversation with my mentor, Glenn the Geek from the Horse Radio Network, there is an even BIGGER change that I now have planned for the show and hope you can all get behind. As the coincidence of good timing would have it, Glenn and I will be spending some time together this weekend. So, he’ll join me in recording a fully fleshed-out announcement and explanation of that change. So, be sure to look for that, as it could even be released ahead of the next scheduled release date for the show, which would normally be the first.

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And, if you are in SOUTH Florida, visit us at PalmBeachPodcasters.com. Join us at a MeetUp and learn from your peers who've already been through a bit of the podcasting fire. We will be having our 2018 planning session soon, and would love for you to contribute YOUR thoughts!

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Vlogger and Content Creator Kate Volman on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Hey! Welcome to episode 121 of Curve the Cube where we talk to people walking the walk--those dreamers who've become doers--or, "curvists," as I like to call them, since they curve their way around those obstacles and figure out how to get stuff done. And, this episode features a lady who I am not only so happy, but also so proud to call a friend. Her name is Kate Volman, and if you are also a fan of my other podcast, Eggheads After Hours, then you have heard her voice before giving all kinds of fantastic tips, or "Business Bites," as she calls them, about how to propel your business forward. She is undeniably smart and strategic, AND she has figured out how to really craft her career with purpose.

Kate's specialty is vlogging--a.k.a., “video blogging”--and using videos to create fantastic brand content, communicate with her followers, and create lasting relationships. If you have a blog, vlog, marketing team, or are just thinking, "What's the best way for me to get my message out there and build an online reputation?" Kate is for you!!

Now, the Learning Curve segment at the end of this episode is going to be SUPER short, because Kate does such a fantastic job of digging in deep with her ideas and creating clear action items for you to take. So, I really don't have to do much. She makes my job so much easier, lol.

So, let's get on with my talk with Kate Volman. You are going to gain so much valuable information and see pretty quickly why I adore her so.

Enjoy!!

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Jules Pierre-Louis of Hive Hube Media and the Hustle All Day Podcast on the Curve the Cube Podcast

I welcome to the podcast my fabulous friend and guest, Jules Pierre-Louis, co-founder of Hive Hub Media, host of the latest show to be added to the Flint Stone Media Podcast Network, Hustle All Day, and a multi-talented human. He is a true hustler, and on this episode we talk about when the switch flipped for him to break out on his own and what he did to break free. Then, I take the discussion to The Learning Curve on the flip side, of course.

There's an added treat at the end of this episode; so, don't let it confuse you--haha. I'll be sharing a quick clip pulled from Hustle All Day, where I appear as a guest cohost to interview creator James Oliver, Jr. So, you'll hear us both again.

Alright, you fearless curvist you... It's now time to sit back and relax and enjoy this convo with Jules Pierre-Louis about flipping the switch and breaking free. It's the 117th episode of the Curve the Cube Podcast!!

Enjoy!!
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Michael Hall of Digital Grass and MediumFour on the Curve the Cube Podcast 

Hi, guys!!!

I'm so glad you guys are joining me for episode #115 of Curve the Cube where my guest is serial entrepreneur, Michael Hall of Digital Grassroots Innovation & Technology (D.G.I.T.) and Medium Four. Michael and I get into a LOT on this podcast: mental blocks, diversity, finding your target audience, and the concept of dying empty. He really gave me such good stuff to work with. But, I decided to take two things to The Learning Curve at the end of the episode:

  1. Getting around that mental roadblock that naturally happens when you are super excited about a great idea, but then realize you're not the first to market. And,
  2. What Michael says in this conversation about dying empty hit me so hard, I just HAD to talk more about that, too.

There's tons to digest, guys; so, I tried keep my own updates in this intro as short as possible. But, yeah... I have a lot going on, too!

SO... with all that said, sit back and relax with this, the 115th episode of the Curve the Cube podcast with Michael Hall.

Enjoy!!
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#95 – COMMUNITY INNOVATOR – Joseph R. Russo - 2016-09-17

Executive Director of Palm Beach Tech Joseph R Russo on the Curve the Cube Podcast

I sat down at Subculture Coffee with Joe Russo, Executive Director of Palm Beach Tech, to talk all about innovation and collaboration in our local area. The mission of Palm Beach Tech is to “ galvanize and grow the technology industry of Palm Beach County to become a landmark technology & innovation hub.” And, they’ve already had a multi-, multi-million dollar impact on our economy!

Joe explains why it has been his passion and mission to connect the tech community of Palm Beach while also rebranding the area as a hub for such innovation. The organization always has cool events going on with an impressive lineup of speakers and a great foundation of support for small businesses and independent thinkers, including building a collaborative space. So, if you are a local, be sure to follow, join, and get involved.

Otherwise, let Joe inspire you to reimagine your town and community! What can you to do improve your local schools, economy, crime level, reduce homelessness, etc… etc… What is most striking about Joe is his ability to think on a grander scale. I want you guys to think that way, too!!

Follow him as @JosephRRusso on: Twitter | Instagram | SnapChat (@JosephRRusso)

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Also, look for Joe to join me regularly on a future podcast called Egg Heads After Hours, coming soon!! Follow EHAH for updates on: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Pizza Girls—West Palm Beach’s Top Spot for Authentic NY Pizza—from episode #17!!! They are located right in the heart of downtown, by the fountains where Clematis meets Flagler. Go in and have a slice! Or, order from them online, and they will give you 10% off of your first order. Don’t forget to follow them on social media and to keep an eye out for their food truck for delicious “Slices & Ices”!!

New Pizza Girls Location!
Garden Square Shoppes (PGA & Military Trail)
The new location opening in the fall will include a craft beer and wine bar; so stay tuned to their website and social media for updates!

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Enjoy!!
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#74 – ENTREPRENEUR – Jeremy Pound - 2016-04-27

Marketing guru, author, and CEO of Juicy Results, Jeremy Pound, on the Curve the Cube Podcast!!!

My guest in (yes, really the) 74th episode features my new “professional compass,” Jeremy Pound, the CEO of Juicy Results where I recently started as their Internet Marketing Coordinator. Juicy Results. Known as the “Internet marketing agency for the Fortune Five Million, Jeremy and his Juicy Results crew specialize in solid web design and maintenance, SEO, and social media marketing. In running his company, Jeremy maintains a keen focus on company culture, and has created one like I’ve never seen, including first-day champagne bottles, a four-legged receptionist named Jackson, and an emphasis on continuous learning.

On my first day he introduced me to the Growth Mindset pioneer, Carol Dweck, by listening to her appearance on Bryan Allen’s podcast. It was astonishing to me how much I was able to connect with it, and I highly recommend that all of you listen to that on your next podcast binge. It’s a solid window into my “curvist” philosophy.
Speaking of podcasts, Jeremy hosts his own called the New Customer Machine, which he has started in conjunction with writing his next book of the same name. If you are a small business owner or are trying to expand your public profile for any other reason (ahem: artists, musicians, writers, inventors, etc…), you NEED to listen to TCM!! And, his last book, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization, is a must-read for much of the same reason. So, pick up your copy today!!

Jeremy and I talk a lot about marketing and being an active business leader in our community, but also about his childhood creative endeavors, parental influences, and what he cringes at being called. (Spoiler alert: I TOTALLY call him it in the beginning. Ha!)

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Pizza Girls—West Palm Beach’s Top Spot for Authentic NY Pizza—from episode #17!!! They are located right in the heart of downtown, by the fountains where Clematis meets Flagler. Go in and have a slice! Or, order from them online, and they will give you 10% off of your first order. Don’t forget to follow them on social media and to keep an eye out for their food truck for delicious “Slices & Ices”!!
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Enjoy!!
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#64 – GUN SHOP OWNER – Ken Bratvogel - 2016-02-20

Ken Bratvogel, Owner of Firearm Solutions, on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Ken Bratvogel is the owner and operator of a couple of gun shops—both here and in South Carolina—under the umbrella of Firearms Solutions. He’s had a passion for guns since childhood–rebuilding, cleaning, trading, and now professionally selling them. To Ken, guns are a tool and a tradition, and he is a big advocate of safety and responsibility.

I truly appreciate how open, thoughtful, and reasonable our conversation was—even when we touched on the stickier topics. He is truly a kind man, and I hope you will find his podcast as insightful as I did!

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by my brother, Gerard! Under his company, GL Esquire Consulting, he gives sound legal business advice. If you either want to start your own business or need some guidance regarding the business you own or work for, give him a call! A Harvard and Columbia Law graduate, he’s worked for some of the world’s largest, most prestigious law firms in the world (even at Johnny Cochran’s distinguished firm). He’s worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, agriculture, music production, fashion, and technology, and he’s happy to bring that expertise to helping you and your business needs. When you’re Gerard’s client, he’ll not only be your lawyer, but also your trusted consultant and friend.

His initial consultations are always free; but, if you mention Curve the Cube, he’ll offer you his “friends and family” rates!! Reach him at (786) 531-9834, gerard@glesqconsulting.com, or his Facebook page, GL Esquire Consulting, LLC.

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Enjoy!!
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#46 – APP DEVELOPERS – Eddy & Esteban Garcia of EGee Labs - 2015-10-10

Eddy & Esteban Garcia of EGee Labs

I met Edgar “Eddy” & Esteban Garcia at my very first visit to Palm Beach’s monthly tech meetup, Web Monday when Eddy presented the group with their innovative app, Vivid Arts! The Vivid Arts App is “All About the Arts” and bringing more eyes onto the talent bursting onto Palm Beach’s burgeoning art scene. West Palm Beach is known for its murals and sculptures—you just have to look around; and with Vivid Arts, you can create your very own art tour! That’s right… The app tells you where these amazing pieces are all around you. And, not only that, but you can even read interviews of the artists themselves and delve into the personalities behind the art. It is simply sooo cool!!!

Two of the three-brother team of EGee Labs –a local digital content and web creation company—Eddy and Esteban will ignite a fire under any innovator to get their own project going. Have an app idea? This podcast is for YOU!! Are you a local artist or fan of creativity? This podcast is for YOU!!

Be sure to like their Facebook pages:
EGee Labs: https://www.facebook.com/Egeelabs
Vivid Arts App: https://www.facebook.com/vividartsapp

And, while you’re at it, sign up for their October 24th event, “Scavenger Hunt and Cocktails”! Use the Vivid Arts App, capture some murals, buy a ticket to meet the artists, and get complimentary drinks and a chance to win a piece of fine art!

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Janice Massey Salon! The Janice Massey Salon is a boutique-inspired hair studio and the only one of its kind in West Palm Beach! Janice Massey Salon specializes in natural hair, transitional hair care, and creative styling. Janice provides superb service to unisex clients base in a friendly environment. Her studio offers a wide range of natural hair service which includes: loc grooming, loc styling, retwists, starter locs, double twist, single twist, and natural updos.
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Enjoy!!
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#27 – SALON OWNER - Janice Massey – 2015-05-12

Janice Massey Block

When Janice first moved to south Florida from New York, she was fully surprised to find that the natural hair movement making afros and dreadlocks a nondescript commonality in the Boroughs hadn’t yet found its footing down here.  Janice sought to change that.  Parlaying her talent for styling natural hair into independent shop ownership with such a bold initiative in mind was no easy course to navigate; but, such nonsense doesn’t stop Janice. 

In the podcast she discusses the challenges that came with being on her own and the moment she realized, though already on good footing, she had to listen to her gut and majorly shift course.  She turned her whole game plan for her salon on its head (no pun intended) and now couldn’t be happier!

Always purpose-seeking and driven, Janice Massey is a force to reckon with; she is an inspiration to small business owners and independent women alike!  She not only now owns her own salon, but has also started a t-shirt line and sells consignments.  This girl is unstoppable!  Find and follow her journey on:

·         Facebook (@JaniceMasseySalon),

·         Twitter (@JMasseySalon), and

·         Instagram (@JaniceMasseySalon)!

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Sol Experiences—the Florida events company to enhance your SOLcial life!  Curve the Cube’s producer, Jaime, has personally been on a Palm Beach Gardens pub crawl and party-limo driven day trip to Key West that were both SUPER fun!!!  Stay posted on their events, and if you mention Flint Stone Media, you will receive a discount!

Enjoy!

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#17– SMALL BUSINESS – The Pizza Girls – 2015-02-13

The Pizza Girls Block

You can take The Pizza Girls out of New York, but you can't take the New York out of their pizza! 

Transplanted in the 90s, Jennifer and Phoebe promised West Palm the most authentically New York pizza experience. They soon realized their newfound love of Florida, and have been delivering on that promise ever since! Located on the end of Clematis Street, where the fountains meet the heart of downtown, the Pizza Girls restaurant has THRIVED!!!

Along with their hard work and successes building a small business, the Girls have reaped the benefits of their location's rejuvenation and vibrancy. There is always something (or, oftentimes, several somethings) going on just steps from their doorway. And, their patrons LOVE it!! (Trust me: there is nothing better at an outdoor festival or on a party night than a slice of their Hawaiian, a personal fave.)

Jennifer and Phoebe really opened up on this podcast, too. Not only do they offer stories that every business can relate to and gain from, but they also delve into some areas of their personal lives that I was so honored to hear about.

So, sit back and enjoy this podcast. Like their pizza, the Girls offer up every ounce of realness that the New York in them can supply!!

So, head to their website, www.PizzaGirls.com.  You can literally click on their images to have them say “Hello”!

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Direct download: 0017_-_The_Pizza_Girls_-_20150213.mp3
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