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Tips On Growing Your Brand Ft. Eric Pacinos Roa & Mauricio Londoño With Alex Quin
08-11-2022
Tips On Growing Your Brand Ft. Eric Pacinos Roa & Mauricio Londoño With Alex Quin
Episode Summary:  In this podcast episode, Eric "Pacinos" Roa and Mauricio Londoño join Alex Quin to discuss tips on growing a personal brand. The conversation covers a range of topics including the importance of bringing enough value to the table, the role of social media in personal branding, and how to stand out from the competition. They also share their own personal experiences and advice on growing a personal brand.Eric Roa is a celebrity barber, entrepreneur, and the founder of Pacinos; a line of men’s grooming products. He is also a popular social media influencer with over 700k followers on Instagram.Mauricio Londoño is a Latin content creator and podcaster, whose name you might recognize from his work on the podcast Checking con Mauro! Mauricio interviews entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and other interesting people from around the world.Wisdom Nuggets: 1. If You Don’t Ask, You Might Miss OpportunitiesAsking questions is essential if you want to learn and grow. It can also help you identify opportunities that you might have otherwise missed. And it can also open doors to new and exciting experiences.2. Bring Value To The TableIf you want people to take notice of you and your brand, you need to make sure that you’re bringing enough value to the table. This means offering something unique and valuable that others can’t or don’t offer.3. Be A Big ObserverOne of the best ways to learn and grow is to be a big observer. This means paying attention to what’s happening around you and taking note of what works and what doesn’t.4. It’s All About RelationshipsBuilding strong relationships is key to growing a personal brand. These relationships can be with customers, clients, colleagues, or anyone else that you interact with.5. Feeling Down? Do Something FunWhen you’re feeling down, it can be tough to get motivated to work on your brand. But one of the best ways to get out of a funk is to do something that you enjoy. This can be anything from reading a book to going for a walk.Podcast Outline:  Alex : (00:41) What's up everybody? This is Alex Quinn and you're listening to the Hustle Inspires Hustle podcast. On today's episode, we have two very special guests, Eric, better known as Pacinos, and Mauricio Londono.Mauricio: (00:55) Thank you very much for the invitation, bro. Alex : (00:57) No, man, Thanks for being here. I've, I've been wanting to do this with you and with you for quite some time and I'm glad we're, the three of us are here Alex : (01:22) And that's when you introduce me to, to Eric and dude, I love what you have going on, man. Appreciate you have a serious track record. Just to give everybody a little bit of background, Eric is an entrepreneur, and Mauricio is a content creator.Alex : (01:35) He's in the entertainment space, he's worked in radio. He's extremely known because of his podcast. And I seriously look up to the content he creates. So it's honestly an honor to have him here. We're used to all used to speaking in Spanish because of our Spanish audience.Alex : (01:56) This is one of your creations, man. Wonder if we talk about this a little bit? Eric: (01:58) Absolutely. So this is basically just years of being a barber and understanding all the different hair types and hair textures. And then me basically just branching off from the barber shop and saying, You know what? I wanna come out with my own line of hair products.Alex : (02:46)I like that. So there's a lot of you that are watching, but there's a lot of you that are listening. If you're listening and don't know what we're talking about, We're sitting in front of some men's grooming products by the name of Pacinos.Alex : (03:37) Hey, so talk to me about your, your days before this.Eric: (03:49) So basically I started off as a barber, Well, let me take you a little bit farther back. Okay. Again, I know I look like I'm 21, but I'm not 21. I'm actually 22 nowEric: (04:07) That's awesome. Columbian power. If anybody has any Latin parents, you know, parents hate to pay the electric bill. Right. So like living in sunny south Florida, it was like hot and I'd be in the bathroom cutting my hair like for three hoursEric: (05:17) Was a little, I had just got out of the Navy. I was 22 years old. Okay. 22 years old. And, uh, looking for a job like bro, to be honest, it was like I got out and I couldn't find a job. Like I was looking in the newspaper and finally said like, shampoo assistant.Eric: (05:29) And I was like, Excuse me, hairstyle assistant. So I thought I was gonna go in there and cut some hair. He was like, Nah, nah, you're gonna be in here washing all these heads. And I was like, Oh my God. So I was there trying to be like the best shampoo boy you could ever like meet because I was only getting paid $5 an hour.Eric: (06:01) Yeah bro. I was like, man, this guy's really making some really good money, you know, doing haircuts. Right. And that's when I said, You know what? Like I need to just one day open up my own shop and, pretty much, you know, have the same model.Eric: (06:35)And I discovered the pomade they were using loud on the West coast. And, um, a lot of it was more wax not so water-soluble. Now, you know, there are a lot more pomades that are water. So water is soluble. And that's when I said, All right, I'm gonna get with a chemist and start formulating my own products. Alex : (07:00)There. Yeah. Cuz it's part of the process too, like Absolutely. Did you get a chance to open your barbershop or you worked outta a barbershop and learned then maybe did cuts like on, on a one-on-one basis, private cuts? Or how did that work? Eric: (07:11) So, so good question. So basically I started off as a, actually, I started out a salon first cutting hair. And then from there, I went to another salon. And then while I was in that salon, I literally just started going to the nightclubs and I would shake the hands of all the owners and ask 'em, Hey, listen, I wanna cut you here for free.Alex : (08:55) So yeah. Essentially what I'm hatching from that is that you bring value to the table. So like you, you know, you need something and you know who you need to reach out to. Yes. But you reach out to them and you already bring value to the table. Eric: (09:10) Yes. One hand watches the other. And it's all about just understanding. It's like anything in business, you have to understand first about, you know, what's your niche? You know mm-hmm. like, what, what is it that you're good at?Eric: (09:31) And those are the people that don't mind spending a little bit of money. Yeah. You know, so for me, it's almost like, all right, do I go for that or do I go for the guys that like, you know, with all due respect, maybe they're, you know, they have a different interest and they don't really care about their hairstyle.Alex : (09:58) Right. And you know, it's interesting that, that you, when you were working at the salon, you did it with Pride and you wanted to learn because you know, in salons there you're more used to seeing these types of products, especially back in that day. Right? Alex : (11:06) So you, you, started off in Columbia, How far back Mao Mauricio: (11:10) In 1993? I started as a, I was born in 1993. Yeah. Mauricio: (11:18) I started as an assistant, you know, for, the DJ. And they, they only, you know, let me in, in, in the studio. And, and that's it. They, don't allow me, to talk on air or, you know, just answer the phone. And people requested songs.. Alex : (12:14) It was very different back then. There's no computer where you go, All right, let me put this song or mix it in. You actually have to put the vinyl on.Mauricio: (13:07) But, you know, I, I was, I'm surprised that I was making content without knowledge, you know? Yeah. Right. Zero-knowledge. And, and I'm impressed about that because nobody, you know, I, I, I was burning a little town, you know, with no radio stations, no opportunities.Mauricio: (13:57)  My passion for the music, you know, takes me to the radio to, to start listening to the radio. Right. And then, uh, I, I, I used to listen like 10 hours per day. I was obsessed.Mauricio: (14:24) I used to listen to, you know, the late night shows until 4:00 AM you know, imagining things, because radio is the theater of the sound. Right. And yeah, One day I used to, I was thinking, why don’t I Look for a job in the radio? Okay. Yeah.Alex : (15:53) Somebody with hunger. Yeah. And that's probably one of the best people you could bring to your team. Honestly. It is. Alex : (16:22) So, bro, how did that evolve into what you do now? Why don't you talk to us a little bit about what you do now, your podcast?Mauricio: (16:38)  Yeah. Yeah. I love to have deep conversations with, you know, interesting people. Mm-hmm. , I, I'm not pursuing only artists. You know, I, I, most of the time I'm, I'm interviewing artists because, you know, I, I'm in the, into the music industry. But my goal is to talk with, you know, actors, you know, entrepreneurs, you know, like you.Alex : (19:35) You guys wanna know something interesting, right? Because my main thing, I'm a digital marketer. Okay. So, companies pay me to run their ads and make them money, whether it's products or services. Yeah. So naturally, I post a lot of content online about digital marketing, or I consume a lot of content online about digital marketing. Alex : (19:50) And check this out, the hashtag digital marketing in English. Right. On Instagram. And, and YouTube. And TikTok specifically has fewer posts and reach than hashtag marketing, In Spanish. In Spanish. So there is an explosion of Latin content, specifically in the marketing world. Alex : (20:43) Let's talk a little bit about how you guys came together on that, on, on that podcast and how you, how you're essentially a supporter and sponsor of, of, of Mau a show. Yeah, absolutely. So, checking with Maido, Eric: (20:52) So I was in Las Vegas, I was actually out there for the Latin Grams week. Mm-hmm. . And, uh, we were also, the same thing, doing an activation, cuz I'm always big on just marketing.Eric: (21:38) And I'm the type of person, I always like to invest into people. I'd rather invest into people first before I invest into anything else. Because for me it's almost like, alright, again, I rather go to war with people.Alex : (23:13) You guys are very connected. You get, you're in every event ever. Like everEric: (23:22) Listen, at the end of the day, for me, it's always been that way with me. It's like, you know, like ma like what he was just talking about the radio station.Eric: (23:32) If you just crack the door open a little bit for me, I'm gonna find the way to get Eric: (23:36)  I'm, I'ma find the way to get in there. And again, it's like, you know, I just feel like with anything like, you know, I've worked with different artists and stuff like that, like, you know, top tier artists, like people like Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Nas, and that's one thing, you know, I'm a big observer. Alex : (24:27) When I was younger, I was trying to figure out ways to get in. How do I communicate, how do I bring something to the table?Eric: (26:08) So yeah, before I got into the products and stuff like that, as a barber, ironically enough, like just networking, you know, I met this gentleman by the name of Curtis Smith.Eric: (28:13) We did a whole tour with me, him, and Snoop, where we literally did 30 cities in Europe and I would just like his barber. Eric: (31:10) Yeah. I was like, yo, this just got real. Like, I'm not going out to like, yo, I gotta figure this out. So I started going to production. I was like I started to get on my Puff Daddy. I was like, yo, where are the outlets? I was like, I need an extension card. Eric: (34:08) Artists would just come to his house and I'd be there like, Hey, can you cut up this guy? You know, can you cut up this guy? And it's like, all right.Alex : (34:29) What was the catalyst? Right? So you're, you're, you're, you're hanging out with all these guys, you're doing business with all these guys. Alex : (36:33) What was the first product of Pacinos?Eric: (36:34) My Pomade Yeah. And then the matte. Yeah. The pomade was, again one of the biggest reasons because it used to work on me, and then all of a sudden when I found out there was a matte paste that would still give you a hold but wouldn't give you like that shiny look.Alex : (37:32)Did you start selling first before you were a rockstar? Eric: (37:39) Well here's the thing. It's like for me it's like I've always just felt like if I push, if I pushed this brand enough, somebody's gonna take notice. Eric: (38:33) And so doing that, I caught the attention of a gentleman that basically sells to Target.Eric: (40:22) Yeah. And I told him, I said, Well, everybody keeps telling me like 75% of the shoppers that target is women, so how are we gonna win that space? And he was like, What you're doing, there's a need for it. It'll happen. Yeah. And sure enough, he had just got that position to be able to pitch like that.Alex : (41:53) So the question for you, for somebody at home that's watching this, and this is heavily inspired by, by your story, Eric, what are a few things, maybe a handful of things that you recommend to somebody who's looking to start a consumer package brand that wants to get out there? What are the, like the pillars that they should have like locked in before they even consider maybe doing an approach to one of these big retailers? Eric: (42:16) That's a good question. I'd say the first thing is to understand, really understand what you're trying to sell. Mm-hmm. , that's just number one. Alex : (45:43) Yeah. So what I'm catching from everything you're saying is to have a quality product, understand who you're selling to, and why they're buying. Yep. Create great content. Absolutely. Understand that social media is important, right? Yep. What else am I missing? Ads. Ads, Right? Understand marketing, Alex : (47:33) I love how you guys support each other. I fuck with that. Eric: (50:18) I'm just a firm believer of like, you take care of those people who take care of you.Alex : (53:47) Question, how long has this been, how has this brand been alive? Eric: (53:51) I'd say since 2012. Mm-hmm. It's been, uh, 10 years now since we started it. But I'd say our biggest break was probably like in 2016 when we got on target.com.Alex : (54:28)Now to finalize, you're in all these great locations. Do you have anything on your wishlist of anything, anywhere you would like your products to ultimately be? Eric: (54:39) I'd say probably just, I wanna tap into Asia. Well, we actually got into Asia. We were in Aloft stores and there's another store called like in Japan. Alex : (55:08)I love learning from guys like you. Like, you know, it's, that's why I do this podcast, you know, people are learning with me so whoever's listening right now watching, they're learning from what you're talking about. Alex : (58:31) First of all, make sure if you speak Spanish and you like entertainment, you like content, you like anything related to the entertainment industry, check our Mauricio.Alex : (59:30) All right y'all, this is hustle inspires hustle. We're in Miami today, honoring Pacinos and honoring these two great guys!Power Quotes:  Alex : (16:17) “Hard work beats talent. When talent doesn't work hard.”Eric: (23:32) “If you just crack the door open a little bit for me, I'm gonna find the way to get.”Alex : (24:52) “People will remember you because of your word, because of your work ethic, because of your empathy.”Eric: (49:03) “I don't think anything in this life means anything. If you're not able to give back to those who like really were there for.”Resources Mentioned:  Pacinos websiteEric’s InstagramMauro’s PodcastHustle Inspires Hustle websiteSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Growing Your Audience As An Independent Artist  Ft. Andrew Southworth With Alex Quin
31-10-2022
Growing Your Audience As An Independent Artist Ft. Andrew Southworth With Alex Quin
Growing Your Audience As An Independent Artist  Ft. (Andrew Southworth) With (Alex Quin)Episode Summary:  As independent artists, it's important to learn how to grow your audience in order to build a sustainable career. In this episode of The Hustle Inspires Hustle Podcast, host Alex Quin interviews artist Andrew Southworth on how to create and execute a plan to expand your reach as an independent artist. They discuss the importance of using platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram to spread your reach and strategies for using NFTs to engage with your audience. If you’re an artist, you wouldn’t want to miss this!Wisdom Nuggets: 1. Branch Out Around Things That Are Already WorkingIf you are growing your music career and want to find new ways to connect with your fans, look for things that are already working and try to branch out from there. For example, if you have a strong social media following on one platform, try using other platforms to reach even more people. Try to avoid going through uncharted territory and instead focus on areas that will help you multiply your efforts.2. Be ConsistentOne of the best pieces of advice for growing your audience is to be consistent with your content. When you are consistently putting out high-quality content, people will start to take notice and become more interested in following you3. Embrace Latest Tech InnovationsNFTS, Virtual reality, and other new technologies offer great opportunities for artists to engage with their fans in new and exciting ways. By embracing these latest tech innovations, you can reach a wider audience and create more engaging content.Podcast Outline:  Alex: (00:40) What's up y'all? I'm Alex Quinn. And we're back with another episode of the Hustle Inspires Hustle podcast. On today's episode, we have Andrew Southworth. What's up, Andrew? Andrew : (00:51) Hey, how's it going, man? Alex: (01:30) So you love all this stuff. You love music, you, you love marketing. Let's talk a little bit about what you do in your passions, man. Andrew : (01:36) Yeah, so a lot of people know me from my YouTube channel, which is just my name Andrew Southworth, where I share essentially how I'm marketing my music and how I'm navigating the music industry as a music artist. Andrew : (01:50) I got like 12,000 followers on Spotify and like 30,000 monthly listeners. I've, I've sold like hundreds of CDs, you know, so I'm like an active artist and nice on my YouTube channel.Alex: (02:20) It's actually pretty dope, pretty rad that you're doing both. A lot of people don't take the time to understand, and you know, when people think about music, it's like, Oh, I hear a song, I see a music video done.Alex: (03:03) People know you, not only for music, but also for marketing, so that you respect the fact that you're able to back that up.Andrew : (03:48) What I actually do as a musician is post on social media every day, learn how to edit videos, learn blender to make graphic arts, learn how to use Facebook ads, learn how to use YouTube ads. You know, and that's kind of the reality that modern musicians have to deal with.Alex: (04:19) How did this all start for you? Like, what did you always know you wanted to be an artist? Andrew : (04:22) Yeah, I mean, at least since I was like 12 years old when I started learning how to play guitar, that was, that's kind of when the addiction started. Alex: (06:32) Right. So who are, like, who are, who inspired you to, like, who are those people that inspired you to become a musician? Like what, what genre was it?Andrew : (06:40) Well, originally, most of my music history was in like metal and specifically like progressive metal.Alex: (07:58) Well, these days, everybody makes you see things online, they may look simple to do, but the whole back mechanism of how to do everything is pretty sophisticated. But you know, once you've built enough businesses, once you've had enough experience working on different types of projects, it's much easier to be able to create systems.Alex: (08:54) When you grow businesses, it's good to to to grow in areas that, you know, are that directly or indirectly help your existing business. You know, some people go completely left field and start something else, which is totally fine, but I like to build legs around things I know already working to continue to create solutions for the people working with me or working for me. Andrew : (09:13) Yeah. That's kind of what I've been trying to do. Like originally when I was doing the music marketing stuff eventually, but, well I already had a YouTube channel at that point. Like I, I was teaching screening lessons for years and I switched to music production tutorialsAlex: (12:36) There's this book, I don't know if you've read it, but I recently bought it on Amazon, I think I've mentioned it in a few episodes. It's called Music Marketing by, I think, Mike King; he’s pretty badass, man. There's a lot of great stuff in there. Alex: (14:07) How can an artist, how, how can a music artist market their song or album today, specifically from your experience online, Facebook ads, Instagram ads, YouTube ads, what's currently working for artists? Andrew : (14:19) Yeah, a lot of that will depend on what their current situation is and what their budget is. But, like, just as a general answer, what I've seen worked best and what works best for me and what I've seen work best for others is, well, it's kind of goal-dependent.Andrew : (14:33) If you want to grow your streams on Spotify, Apple Music, et cetera, then use Facebook conversion ads where you send people to a landing page.Alex: (19:47) Hey, I just wanted to jump in real quick to tell you about how to train yourself in organization, balancing your priorities, developing successful habits, and, most importantly, having a better mindset. I'm giving free access to resources and materials on business management and self-development. Go to hustle inspires hustle.com/app to get access. Alex: (21:12) So let me ask you something. Let's say I'm an artist right now; I could only advertise on one social media platform. Where would you send me, where would you direct me if it was you? Like if it was your project that you're leading? Andrew : (21:23) It would be Facebook ads.Andrew : (21:49) When you're trying to send people to another platform, I found Google ads and YouTube ads aren't nearly as good as Facebook ads.Alex: (25:25) I believe the success of any NFT campaign is the culture and the follow-up. A lot of these artists are just, you know, doing cash grabs, and these NFTs should have utility, right? Andrew : (26:50) That's a really good point. And that's something I've thought of too, where, where the, NFT like the technology's really cool, you know, you can, you can do a lot of stuff with it. Alex: (28:43) And I just, you know, see a day, one day maybe potentially you go into your Oculus, right? And you walk, you're walking down this metaverse where everybody has land or whatever, they're out building, right? And you can just, you just choose to, to buy skin to see how, how it is that you're gonna look maybe during di same walk that you're having and people are seeing you wear a certain outfit in the ambiance. Alex: (30:21) The entertainment industry has grown in so many directions. There was a small pause during all that time, but now you're seeing concerts, tickets, cost, triple, quadruple, five times what they cost before for the same exact thing. Which is a lot allowing for a lot more development. Alex: (31:57) I just recently interviewed Russ, and he was talking all about that. It was a really dope interview just to see, you know, how far he's grown being an independent artist and following that business modelAndrew : (34:05) Before the times of digital advertising, it's like if you wanted to get the word out about your independent music product, like what are you gonna do? Buy a television ad or radio ad, it's gonna cost you like five grand, 10 grand, like higher, higher a publicist or whatever. Andrew : (34:21) As an independent artist, even with 300 bucks a month, like you can actually grow your audience, you know, which is kind, it's a great time to be an artist. Andrew : (34:49) You can, a lot of people I know, and even for a lot of my music when I was starting off with this, I would plan for like a, I would be dropping a song every month or two, and I'd give your song like a $300 budget.Alex: (35:50) If you could use Facebook and Instagram to focus on one streaming platform, would that be Spotify?Andrew : (36:06) Yeah, definitely. Cuz Spotify has the best, well, one has the biggest user base by like a long shot, but two, it has the most discoverability tools built into it. Alex: (37:10) Are you using YouTube shorts for any of your existing campaigns or existing marketing efforts for music artists? Alex: (38:53) Andrew. Listen, we've come to the end of our episode, but I would love to have you back soon. This has been one of my favorite conversations. I, I love your experience, I love everything that you're working on, man. Alex: (39:09) Thank you guys so much for supporting the podcast. We're going on year three. We have a ton of you guys listening in over a hundred countries right now. Very excited about that. Thank you so much guys, for supporting us. Power Quotes:  Alex: (09:06) I like to build legs around things I know already working to continue to create solutions for the people working with me or working for me. Alex: (25:25) I believe the success of any NFT campaign is the culture and the follow-up. A lot of these artists are just, you know, doing cash grabs, and these NFTs should have utility,Andrew: (34:05) Before the times of digital advertising, it's like if you wanted to get the word out about your independent music product….. It could cost up to 10 Grand. As an independent artist today, even with 300 bucks a month, you can actually grow your audience.Resources Mentioned:  Music Marketing bookHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle websiteAndrew Southworth YoutubeSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
How to build a thriving business Ft. Michelle Seiler Tucker with Alex Quin
23-10-2022
How to build a thriving business Ft. Michelle Seiler Tucker with Alex Quin
HOW TO BUILD A THRIVING BUSINESS FT. (MICHELLE SEILER TUCKER) WITH (ALEX QUIN)Episode Summary:  In this podcast episode, Host, Alex Quin, sits down with Michelle Seiler Tucker to discuss how to build a strong and successful business. Michelle is a bestselling author and a leading authority on buying, selling, fixing, and growing businesses. She and Alex discuss common mistakes that businesses make, how to find your superpower, and the importance of always learning and adapting. They also talk about the importance of having the right people in your corner and how to make sure you're never too comfortable with where your business is at. This episode is packed with useful information for any business owner or entrepreneur.Wisdom Nuggets: 1. Don't Have One Income Stream As A BusinessThe biggest mistake that people make is not having multiple income streams as a business. If you only have one source of income, and that dries up, then your whole business is at risk. The best way to protect yourself is to have multiple income streams so that if one dries up, you’ve got others to fall back on.For example, during the pandemic, many restaurants had to shut down because people were not going out to eat. However, some restaurants with other income streams, such as delivery or take-out, could stay afloat.2. Without People, A Business Won't Stay AfloatA business is only as good as its people. If you don’t have good people working for you, then your business will eventually fail. It’s important to invest in your employees and make sure that they are happy and motivated.3. Find Your Superpower And Focus On ItEveryone has a superpower, something that they’re really good at. Find your superpower and focus on it. Don’t try to be everything to everyone; just focus on what you do best.4. Document Everything And Have A System In PlaceIf you want your business to run like a well-oiled machine, then you need to have a system in place for everything. Document everything so that anyone can do it, and have a system for every task, no matter how small.Podcast Outline:  Alex: (00:40) What's up, everyone? This is Alex Quinn, and you're listening to the Hustle Inspires Hustle podcast. On this week's episode, we have Michelle Seiler Tucker, finally back on here after so many tries.Alex: (01:11) You're an extremely busy woman, so I appreciate your time. I love what you have going on with your business. I love your book.Michelle: (01:30) I've been in this industry for about 22 years, and before I did M and A, I specialized in franchise sales, franchise consulting, and franchise development.Alex: (04:04) So you've, you've pretty much compiled your 22 years of experience so far and put it into this book to help people currently running a businessMichelle: (04:22) That right? Yeah. Right. Yes. But here's the deal. You always wanna prepare your business to sell.Alex: (06:43) So your specialty is to team up with business owners, scaling their business, preparing them for a potential exit, and pretty much handholding them through that whole process. Alex: (06:53) Does your book, do you usually give your clients and or partners, however, you may refer to them, your book and, and your systems to read and, and go through before you guys even begin any type of work? Michelle: (07:04) You know, that's a good question. So we have a couple of different methods. You know, we sell businesses that are ready to sell. We have a Road to Exit rich program, in which we do require them to read the book first. Mm-hmm. Michelle: (07:34) It's my job to tell your baby's not as pretty as you think it is. And it’s nowhere we're close to what you think you want to get out of it.Michelle: (08:34) And buyers don't give a “you know what” about what you need. Yeah. No, buyers only care about what the value means to them.Alex: (08:44) Exactly. And what they need Michelle: (10:16) If you build your business with the proper infrastructure, what we call the six Ps, and the first P in the six Ps is people. Mm-hmm. Okay. You don't build a company, you build people, and people build the company.Michelle: (10:32) It's asking the who question, who opens the door? When is marketing, who handles quality control, manufacturing, distribution, legal, and accounting? And the list goes on and on.Alex: (11:28)  Also, like I get to see a lot of businesses, given that I work in a digital marketing agency, I operate budgets for all types of businesses. And you'd be surprised how many people don't have sales systems, processes, or customer journeys.Michelle: (13:02) And the number one reason why 70% of businesses are going out of business is lack of aim. The aim is always to innovate, and market business owners become complacent.Michelle: (14:32) Amazon did this in the eighties, and I said, we're in a book fulfillment business. And then they said, Hmm, what are our superpowers? What's our secret sauce? What do we do better than everybody else? And Amazon said We do fulfillment better than everybody else. That's our superpower. Right? Michelle: (15:03) And that really catapulted Amazon to the very next level. And most business owners don't do that.Michelle: (15:21) And the other most important thing is you have to have congruent revenue streams. You can't just have one way you get paid. That's why the restaurant hospitality industry was affected so much during this pandemic. Because how do restaurants get paid? People come in and eat or take food to go, Right?Alex: (16:44) Definitely don't wanna put all your eggs in one basket. Sp for me, on the agency side, during the pandemic, it was crazy because many of our clients were restaurants and clubs. So you can imagine how that was; it was just an instant, like turning off the switch.Alex: (20:07) The only fact is that you gotta wake up every day, have a positive attitude, work hard, don't screw people over, and just keep, keep your business moving, keep helping your clients out. Keep providing a good product or service that solves problems or, you know, creates solutions for people. Michelle: (21:01) I don't like firing. I never, I don't really fire clients, you know, especially if they'll start listening. , the biggest reason for me to ever fire a client is cause you don't listen. Alex: (21:30) It's good to be able to regroup cuz then when you find yourself backed up against the wall, like with your business or in a specific industry, it allows you to really maybe rethink your product service, your offer.Michelle: (23:39) Amazon needs to keep its brand promise it's a two-day prime. Yeah. Yeah. And that's another thing is brand promise and brand integrity. Michelle: (24:50) Subscription model is good, but you know what, how many clients do you really have paying you versus how much insurance are you doing? We have chiropractic clinics, so I can answer this really well. Michelle: (25:36) Also, marketing companies, you know, we have a marketing company's got 2000 clients on a subscription model.Alex: (25:43) That's a completely different model than my agency model. Yeah. I, I started off, like, when I first started the agency, I started off saying like, yes to everybody and just having a ton of clients, and then I slowly started phasing out towards only finding the right, like, a perfect client for me.Alex: (26:03) But there's no right or wrong answer there. Right.Alex: (26:47) So what do you think about, like, what do you say to the people that are just like in love married to their business? This is my life. There's no way I could survive without this. There's no way I could sell it. Like, what is your usual objection handle for that? Michelle: (27:11) Right, though. I mean, I do; I say get a life because it's, you know, business owners will come to me all the time and say, it's my baby's my baby, and they got three small babies at home. I'm like, no, you babies are at home. Go home, hug them, kiss them, love them.Michelle: (29:52) If you're not good at recruiting, if you're not good at training, management, leadership, then you need to get somebody that is human resource manager, CIO. You need to get somebody that has those skills that you don't possess. And let's face it, a lot of business owners are not always the best leaders. Alex: (34:20) Hey, you're a total rock star, Michelle; thank you so much for sharing with us. Everyone listening; if you didn't get a chance to catch that, head over to hustle inspires hustle.com/podcast and find the episode, Michelle. Everything will be linked on the show notes. Alex: (35:09) Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Hustle Inspires Hustle podcast. I'd appreciate it if you could share, leave, review, and subscribe to the show.Power Quotes:  “Buyers don't give a “you know what” about what you need. Yeah. No, buyers only care about what the value means to them.” - Michelle Seiler Tucker “If you're not good at recruiting, or if you're not good at training…..You need to get somebody that has those skills that you don't possess.” - Michelle Seiler TuckerResources Mentioned:  Seiler Tucker WebsiteExit The Rich BookHustle inspires hustle websiteSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Scaling sales-based businesses ft. Josh Troy with Alex Quin
07-09-2022
Scaling sales-based businesses ft. Josh Troy with Alex Quin
SCALING SALES-BASED BUSINESSES FT. (JOSH TROY) WITH (ALEX QUIN) | (EPISODE #80) Episode Summary:  In this podcast, Alex interviews Josh Troy, founder of the WFS (Wires From Strangers) Group. The WFS group is a brand that helps businesses scale integrity-based sales operations. Together, they talk about building offers and why crafting a pitch before reaching out is essential. Finally, they tackle common mistakes, and obstacles salespeople make when scaling their business. Wisdom Nuggets: Building an offer is important before reaching out to a client. An offer usually includes brand voice, marketing hooks, and a CTA. It's important to put together an offer that is appealing and speaks to the client's needs in order to increase the chances of them working with you.Pitch matters because it's the first step in getting a client to say yes to working with you. Your pitch should be well-thought-out and tailored to the specific client you're reaching out to. It's also important to have a strong understanding of what the client is looking for so you can position your offer in the best light possible.Evolving your offer is key to success in business. By always being open to change and making sure your offer is up-to-date, you'll be able to maintain strong relationships with clients.Podcast Outline:  Alex: (00:18) This is Josh Troy, founder of the WFS group. What's up, man. Thanks for jumping Alex: (00:27) let's give everybody a little bit of context. We met at Jeremy's Q2, my back Q3 inner circle mastermind. It was a fantastic weekend. You presented; I was really blown away by your presentation.Alex: (01:15) There's a ton of marketing agency owners in there doing six figures a month, seven figures a month. And ultimately, we're all here to help each other out. And that's what we wanna do on this podcast today. Alex: (01:52) So what's up with Wires From Strangers? How did this come to life? Josh: (01:56) Yeah. So first of all, so wires from strangers, we also call it WFS group. We scale integrity-based sales operations. And I think that was the presentation that you heard me speak on at the mastermind. It was like my 10 best nuggets for scaling integrity-based sales operations.Alex: (03:34) A lot of people have a great offer. They have a great business, but they have sales; it’s happened to me in my businesses.Alex: (05:34) So what, what are the biggest mistakes you see people usually make in their sales system.Josh: (07:12) Pitch design is one of the main ones. People don't spend enough time, really diving deep into how their offer needs to be pitched to resonate.Josh: (10:01) Offer, design pitch, design, process design. Alex: (13:23) A lot of the time I notice, especially because I've been in digital marketing for a while, is that not every time digital marketers care to see the process all the way throughAlex: (14:11) There's a whole lot to it to finally get them on the phone. And even after you get them on the phone to get the deal closed.Josh: (17:39) There's three things to me that I've, and I didn't always know this.Josh: (23:27) I'm 29 now I was 20. Then this is almost a decade ago. I had to explain to people why videos were a smart thing to pay for as a business.Alex: (23:42) To have a video production was like something really glamorous because at most what was working was photos. Instagram was popping at that point. Josh: (23:56) Totally. I mean dude, at the time back, I mean just a couple years before that the only people that were producing like videos and commercials and ads were the biggest companies in the world that could pay for TV.Josh: (26:10) I'll say side note real quick. If there's somebody that's listening to this by chance, that's a server right now. The first thing that you should do is go get a job at a high end restaurant, cuz you'll triple your pay overnight doing the same exact thing.Josh: (29:50)That's it, man. So going back real quick, I'll wrap this up for you on the, on the story of like how it kind of continued to evolve is so I, I started iron wall now, the video marketing company. So that was, I, I built the entire thing from cold calling.Josh: (31:57) So I have so much strategy and structure around the first minute of a, of a cold call because here's the other thing about a cold call.Alex: (36:47) That's why, so I love sales and marketing. Like you specifically sales marketing on my end because ultimately you could apply that to anything that, that skill sort of selling.Josh: (38:33) Anything, anything that you want to be repeatable, you're gonna wanna have process documentation for. So it's not just for sales for really anything you wanna do. Josh: (40:48) What is the most repeatable high leverage action that you need? Make your, make your SOPs for that first. Alex: (42:09)Troy, man, I really appreciate you jumping on. I really hope we could continue this conversation in the future cuz I find a lot of value in what you do.Power Quotes:  “Anything that you want to be repeatable, you're going to want to have a processed documentation for. So it's not just for sales, its really for anything you want to do. ” - Josh TroyResources Mentioned:  Josh Troy's InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle PodcastSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
It's all in your head (Russ Book review) ft. Keven Pimentel with Alex Quin
08-08-2022
It's all in your head (Russ Book review) ft. Keven Pimentel with Alex Quin
Episode Summary:  In this podcast episode,  Host, Alex Quin, discusses music legend Russ with Kevin Pimentel. They also explore the topic of manifestation and motivation. They discuss how to use the power of manifestation to create the life you want and how to maintain motivation throughout the process. Wisdom Nuggets: Ruminating on ideas from books you’ve read. Alex shares that he reads books front and back and then highlights the most important to him at that moment. He then skims through the book again and writes the information he’s garnered in a google doc file, and turns them into tasks.There are three essential qualities, qualities required for turning your real life into your dream life. Delusion, persistence, and gratitude. Delusion will give you faith when there is absolutely nothing in your present life that indicates you should believe. That’s why it’s the number one quality. It is the mother of all manifestations.  Persistence is required because even if you have unwavering faith and believe with all your heart that you will achieve your goal, there will be times when it seems impossible. When those times come, you must remember why you started down this path in the first place and hold on to your vision no matter what. The third and final quality is gratitude. You must be grateful for what you have in the present moment, even if it’s not what you want. The more you focus on feeling thankful for what you have, the more likely you are to attract what you want into your life.Podcast Outline:  [00:45] Interview begins[01:43]  So you recently flew to LA with me and the rest of the contrast magazine team to do a cover with Russ.[02:41]we found out about Russ through his music. Yeah. And we had the blessing of being able to feature him in contrast magazine.[03:06] I feel there are other ways of being able to communicate certain messages, books being one of them, and this book is called it's all in your head. Get out of your way.[04:17] Music is the soul stripped away from the body in audio format.  When you record music, you transcend your body.[04:30] There are three essential qualities, qualities required for turning your real life into your dream life. Delusion, persistence, and gratitude.[06:17] Be your devil's advocate. Yeah. So that you can say, well, hold on now, am I actually wanting this? Or is this something I'm being led by because of my ego and to fulfill something that is worthless, right?[06:56] I'm successful because I am confident. Not the other way around. [10:49] You could be a rockstar designer. You could be a rock star consultant. You could be a rockstar trainer. You just gotta do it. Exactly.[13:14]I think one thing that we have to learn as human beings is that we're emotional beings, which means that we're always gonna reach these places. It's almost like you have to anticipate the fact that that's already going to happen. [14:26] What fills me up with the most enthusiasm is what I know is to come. So like I'm so, so motivated by my understanding of what it is that I am and I'm doing, and I'm building and then know it's like, you're bracing, you're bracing for it.[16:15]And one of the surest ways of reaching success in whatever ways success is to you is through repeating successful actions.[17:42] Everyone's just trying to understand this thing that we call life.[19:16] So yeah, no matter what's happening economically, no matter what's happening in the world, don't lose hope in your ability to create in what has not been created yet.[20:15] It's been a great time having Kevin again, this is his third time on the podcast. Love the way he thinks, love the way he expresses himself.Power Quotes:  “You are gonna be the only thing that can stop you from achieving what you want” - Keven Pimentel.“I'm successful because I am confident. Not the other way around.” - Quote From BookResources Mentioned:  Alex Quin InstagramAlex Quin’s Book ListHustle Inspires Hustle BlogSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Achieving goals and taking advantage of opportunities ft Keven Pimentel with Alex Quin
01-08-2022
Achieving goals and taking advantage of opportunities ft Keven Pimentel with Alex Quin
ACHIEVING GOALS AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FT. (KEVEN PIMENTEL) WITH (ALEX QUIN) | (EPISODE #78) Episode Summary:  In today’s podcast episode, Host, Alex Quin, discusses the art of setting goals and taking advantage of opportunities with Kevin Pimentel. They also discuss how your circle of influence affects your goal setting and how to keep pushing when you feel like you can't anymore.Wisdom Nuggets: Life isn't always going to go the way you want it, but you can always choose how to react to the hand you're dealt. In today's economy, it might seem like there are limited opportunities available, but if you're willing to work hard and be creative, there are always ways to create your own opportunities.When chasing your goals, It's important to have an accountability coach or someone in your corner who will believe in you and help you stay on track with your goals.The law of attraction is a powerful tool that can help you manifest your dreams into reality, but it's important to remember that you still have to take action in order to make your dreams come true.Podcast Outline:  [00:44] We're back. We're back. It's been what? A few months. Yeah, this was planned yesterday![04:10] Just to give everybody context, you run a marketing company. I run a marketing company. We're both digital marketers. That's how we make money. Correct. You may see us doing a bunch of other, but we make money making money for people online.[05:34] It's funny how circumstance can determine possibilities. Right. Because a lot of times I think we get carried away with thinking, you know, it's like the whole thing, everything happens at the right time. [07:24] How many people actually write their goals down? Like on paper, on a notebook. And let's say like this year's goals, this quarter's goals, next year's goals, the year after that. And once I get those goals, then what?[08:05] Because sometimes just having someone that you have to report to in that sense where it gives you that challenge to be like, I have to get this done, cuz there's someone who actually knows what's up and they're gonna be like, yo, so did you get this done?[09:22] I mean like it got to the point where it was like I already got there, and I remember talking to the coach, and they said, wonderful.[09:57] There's that thing they say that luck is prep. When preparation meets opportunity. Luck is when hard work. Yeah. Hard work meets opportunity. [12:12] And then you see people that feel good for your, like, for your accomplishments or feel good for the things that you're doing. You usually see those people growing with you as well. So that it's very mindful. [13:12] Some people pursue something that makes them money.[16:21] You have to like, if you're doing business, like you really gotta think about like other things other than money and business, otherwise, eventually, you'll just find yourself like sitting on a mountain of money probably.[21:59] So there's this book called? It talks about thinking time. I, I can't, it's called  the road less stupid.[24:41] Do some research, right? Who are the winners? Why do they fail? Who failed? And why did they fail?[27:45] Life is not always gonna be the way it is right now. So you always wanna brace for impact. You always wanna prepare for this. Wanna prepare for that? Not thinking negatively, but also knowing, Hey, if we're in times of abundance, for example, let's say right now, instead of going crazy, how can I make sure that when there is an abundance, I still could continue to live this way maybe.[32:08]But the point is to surround yourself with these kinds of influencers, start with the ones that you can actually control. So you have podcasts, you listen to, you have certain people on videos,[35:13] So if you can imagine a building in front of you, that's great, but you gotta go grab those bricks. Right. And you gotta lay 'em down, you gotta put the concrete, and then you gotta actually build it.[35:43] I think the law of attraction has gotten a bad reputation in some way. Right? Because people think that if you just wish for something long enough or you meditate for something long enough, it's gonna happen.[48:55]Well, what if you're a tribe in the jungle that's, you know, in their own system, what if you're in a completely different sociological situation that doesn't have anything to do with the way that this world, this country works and it's different belief systems. [50:22]Thomas Sowell and Sowell spelled S O W E L L. I believe it is. This man has, has truly revolutionized the way that I see race theory and the political realm.[1:04:04] Thank you for joining me on this episode of the hustle inspires hustle podcast.Power Quotes:  “Get good at what you want to get good at. And I promise you, you will see how much life is going to just now come at you.” - Keven Pimentel.“Look at everyone as if they are yourself. So when you're insulting someone, you're insulting yourself because that could be you. ” - Keven Pimentel.Resources Mentioned:  Alex Quin’s Book ListHustle inspires hustle websiteSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Transitioning from Amazon to Axia Spirits ft Tony Chvala with Alex Quin
22-02-2022
Transitioning from Amazon to Axia Spirits ft Tony Chvala with Alex Quin
Episode Summary:  Host Alex Quin speaks with Tony Chvala, CEO of Axia Spirit! Axia Spirit is a distilled beverage brand that produces extra dry spirit distilled from the aromatic resin of the Mastiha tree, found on the hillsides of Greece. Aside from this, Tony has also helped grow industry giants like Amazon and Groupon into the giants they are today!In this episode, you will learn the steps Tony took to ensure a smooth transition from managing various startups to building a startup of his own. Tony also shares awesome marketing tips he's learned so far as a marketing professional. Wisdom Nuggets: Since his high school days, Tony has shown interest in sales and marketing. This taught him one thing, how to solve problems. Problem-solving is crucial in brand growth. The mentality of being a problem solver stuck with Tony and has helped him overcome most of the obstacles that have come his way. Tony shares that when he moved into building small startups, he would only accept the job if he thought the product was innovative or disruptive. For individuals who want to penetrate the startup market, this is a good way to begin.One of the things that will always make people remember your brand is its impact on their lives. How you interact with your customers and the impact you bring into their lives will determine how often they remember you. Alex mentions that consistency, an excellent brand voice, good press, and a smart team are the recipe for success.Podcast Outline:  [01:18] Podcast begins[01:19] Introductions[2:01] Your team is doing a fantastic job at engaging with the local community - Alex[2:35] It is about the experience, Axia Spirit is a unique experience itself - Tony[2:36] So let's talk about Axia, break it down for me - Alex[3:05] It is essentially a base spirit that competes with the likes of gin, vodka, and tequila. - Alex[3:15] How did this whole thing come together, man? - Alex[4:10] We wanted to take a greek spirit to the international playground - Tony[5:41] How far back does your marketing go? - Alex[7:08] What did high school Tony want to do? - Alex[7:20] I've always had that desire for sales and marketing - Tony[8:11] I never thought I'd go from running multi-billion dollar organizations to small startups - Tony[10:11] How long did it take you from conceptualizing to actually having products? - Alex[11:40] Break[15:18] How was the switch for you? -Alex[16:54] One of the cool things about a long career is that you really get to meet interesting people - Alex[19:19] What do you see for the brand in the next 10 to 5 years? - Alex[22:34] As a person, Tony, how do you want to be remembered? - AlexPower Quotes:  [17:13] “You don't have to have a massive team to make an impact; Just find the right people”- Alex[20:12] The minute you stop being authentic, you’ve lost it -Tony[25:23] Bring people up, don't be the only one that wants to win - AlexResources Mentioned:  Axia spiritHustle inspires HustleAxia Spirit’s instagramContrast Magazine’s InstagramSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Rise of ClickUp ft Chris Cunningham with Alex Quin
04-02-2022
The Rise of ClickUp ft Chris Cunningham with Alex Quin
THE RISE OF CLICKUP ft CHRIS CUNNINGHAM WITH ALEX QUIN | (EPISODE 76) Episode Summary:  In this episode of the Hustle Inspires Hustle Podcast, Alex Quin speaks with Chris Cunningham, senior brand strategist and founding member at ClickUp! ClickUp is a cloud-based collaboration and project management tool suitable for businesses of all sizes and industries.Alex and Chris reminisce about the early days of social media, discuss their thoughts on ClickUp's growth and drop insightful info on modern tech that will change the way we manage our businesses in the future. Wisdom Nuggets: Alex and Chris talk about how the world is changing so fast, from social media to having things augmented in our glasses. Tech is evolving rapidly, and we as hustlers and business owners have to take advantage of this. Augmented Reality, Virtual reality, and the metaverse are where things are going!Chris shares advice on using various social media channels for marketing and influencer campaigns. He shares that each media channel has its own thing. For example, one of twitter's best features is "threads". It brings a lot of traction.Organization is important in everyday life! This is one thing ClickUp aims to help people with. Without Organization, we are basically just living life minute by minute. This is why having routines, putting goals into writing, and creating a schedule is important.Leadership needs to remain creative and inclusive. This creates a positive environment for growth.Podcast Outline:  [01:18] Podcast begins[01:19] Bro, we gotta thank instagram for this episode, because that’s where we connected- Alex[01:42] Still trying to take it in. From 110 employees to 843! - Chris[01:57] Okay, so talk to me. How did you align with ClickUp - Alex[02:16] We played a prank, We faked that I won the lottery - Chris[3:14] We [Originally] built ClickUp Just for ourselves - Chris[3:38] Before ClickUp, What were your plans for life? - Alex[4:50] What’s ClickUp? - Alex[5:53] Our goal is to keep building features - Chris[6:23] I recently dropped an article on forbes about the metaverse - Alex[8:50] How would you describe your involvement with ClickUp? - Alex.[11:10] I am just trying to learn how to go viral - Chris[15:38] Break[16:45] What we have done really well is keep a positive company culture - Chris[18:11] What is the ideal profile for a ClickUp hire? - Alex[22:20] “Don’t change what isn’t broken” - Alex[23:10] How do you unwind? - Alex[25:23] Always look to the future - Alex[32:41] Podcast endsPower Quotes:  [6:35] “Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Is where things are going.” - Alex Quin [8:10] “We gotta keep innovating while also understanding what makes us human.” - Alex Quin[18:58] “The biggest part of your job as a founder/CEO is hiring. That is, getting the right people under you.” - Chris Cunningham[25:23] “Always look to the future” - Alex Quin[27:41] “Read books and put them to action” - Alex QuinResources Mentioned:  ClickUpHustle inspires HustleAlex’s Forbes Article On MetaverseChris’s InstagramSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Friends that Inspire Hustle ft Michelle Chia, Keven Pimentel & Alex Quin
26-01-2022
Friends that Inspire Hustle ft Michelle Chia, Keven Pimentel & Alex Quin
Episode Summary:   In today’s episode, Alex Quin, Michelle Chia, and Keven Pimentel hold an unplanned interview session discussing what goes on behind the scenes of the Hustle Inspires Hustle Podcast, UADV marketing agency, and other passion projects the team is involved in! If you aren’t familiar with both guests here is a bit of background. Michelle is the marketing director for Hustle Inspires Hustle and UADV. And Kevin, who is also a multifaceted marketer, has his own ventures but regularly collaborates with the UADV team. Prepare yourself for lots of wild stories, trips down memory lane, and of course, valuable insight on running successful marketing ventures and building lasting friendships. Wisdom Nuggets: Always be prepared and ready for an opportunity! You can do this by sharpening your skills and adding more exemplary work to your portfolio [ Got this from Michelle working for years on design and marketing, which eventually led to her meeting Mark and Jeff, in turn helping the UADV team close a deal with Ikonic]Kevin shares a simple fact that upcoming marketers seem to ignore. You don’t always have to start your own brand from scratch. There are a lot of resources out there that can help you bypass common mistakes and issues marketers face. Like this podcast, for example! Spend time learning from these sources and watch your business grow.First impressions matter. Michelle shares how important getting your foot in the door is. This helps people remember you easily, thanks to the amazing work you’ve done for them in the past.Make sure your circle inspires you to keep winning. You should also inspire your circle of friends to keep winning. Be grateful to them! This nugget comes from Alex.None of your plans won’t work unless you show up! Take action on things more. Kevin shares this wisdom nugget.Podcast Outline:  [1:37] So yeah, guys, this is hustle inspires hustle podcast. This is the first episode of 2022.[Alex][02:30 It’s been almost, I think, 80 episodes of the podcasts and 100 countries listening. [03:23] Okay, let’s talk about growth. [Alex][03:35] Ikonic is a brand that we’ve always looked up to. [Alex][04:00] I started graphic designing, I guess like ten years ago [Michelle][06:00] And Kev, let’s talk about your businesses, let’s talk about your online businesses.[Alex][06:18] So for 2022, Uh, let’s just say at the end of 2021, was when I embarked on. [ Kevin][06:52] I currently have a brand of products, of hairline products called the curly mermaid.[Kevin][09:50] From the wholesale side, I have a company called Green Earth products. [Kevin][12:20] Break[12:36] Free Access to resources and materials on business management and self-development. [Alex][12:59] Okay, let’s get back into the episode. [Alex][13:51] My main thing was being a server, and I would do marketing and graphic design when I got home at like 11 pm [ Michelle][15:05] Just get your foot in the door [ Michelle chia][17:03] The three of us have grown together a lot [ Alex][18:19] ‘Wild story on booking Japanese flight tickets begins.”[23:44] There’s a market out there for everything… [ Do not sell yourself short] [ Alex][26:49] If you liked this episode, make sure you listen to Michelle on Instagram. Power Quotes:  “Work With Others First, So You Can Understand How To Grow Your Own Business” - Kevin Pimentel [11:55]“Just Get Your Foot In The Door” - Michelle Chia. [15:05] “ Be Grateful To Do The People That Are Good To You” - Alex Quin [17:49]Resources Mentioned:  Michelle Chia’s InstagramKevin Pimentel’s InstagramSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
SEO essentials for a successful business ft Ryan Stewart & Alex Quin
06-12-2021
SEO essentials for a successful business ft Ryan Stewart & Alex Quin
Ryan Stewart is a digital marketing genius and a serial entrepreneur. He is a well-known and established marketing expert with a penchant for scaling online businesses. He has developed processes to escalate business growth and allow owners to step back after realizing the company’s potential. Ryan has more than ten years of experience in this industry and has done a lot during this short period of time. He is the founder of The Blueprint Training, an online platform that actively helps over 3,000 industries scale.  He is also the founder of Capture & Convert WordPress plugin, and the owner of a successful YouTube channel with more than 1 million organic views. Currently, he is a mentor and teacher and helps businesses scale effectively with the help of the programs he developed for his previous venture WEBRIS. That company scaled to $1.1 million ARR in just 16 months. Ryan now helps other companies follow the same path.Wisdom NuggetsThe marketing potential of authoring a book: The money you make on sales of a book isn’t very much usually. However, writing a book can be a huge marketing opportunity. When someone authors a book, it gives them a sense of credibility and trust as being experts in their field and places them in a position of authority. The true return on investment (ROI)The difference between being a business owner and a hustler: It takes a while to truly become a business owner. For Ryan, it was a 15-year journey. Everyone starts off as a hustler that is creating opportunities and grinding daily. The true freedom in entrepreneurship comes when you become a business owner and you have a set of customers that are loyal to you and a company where your direct inputs are not needed for running the everyday operations.Leveraging the power of SEO: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the key to success for every business. SEO is what enables you to be easily discoverable online and for people to connect with you. Google now provides guidelines and design formats for how to build your website and establish authority and credibility. When you understand your customers and how they search the web, you can then design content in ways to match their search and make you more discoverable.Information vs Implementation: Information in today’s world is a free resource. You can literally find anything you want to know and learn on google. The fact is that most people don’t do anything with the information they are provided. Content marketing is powerful because it creates avenues to implement for clients the information and knowledge you provide them. Implementation over information.Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [02:00] The SEO Blueprint Handbook[04:11] The marketing ROI of authoring a book[06:59] SEO - Search Engine Optimization[10:24] The process of Value-Driven Content plan[12:57] Ryan sharing his secret sauce to SEO and marketing [16:29] Learning to nurture people with content[17:32] Hey (break)[18:25] How to make your website rank better[19:20] Google recommended webpage designs[22:42] Understanding the intent of content searches[24:23] Building authority through SEO and content[26:40] Understanding consumer behavior when creating content[27:17] The difference between SEO and paid ads[28:54] Solving the pain points of your customers[31:38] Creating and leveraging sales funnelsPower Quotes‘’Information is free. It is the execution that really makes the difference.’’  - Ryan Stewart 14:19‘’Content marketing is the core of all service-based businesses.’’  - Ryan Stewart 16:58‘’Understanding your customer behaviour and intent is the key to content marketing.’’ - Alex Quin 26:40“Advertising is a way to reach people who are not in the market yet. You identify with their problem and you create a solution for them.” - Ryan Stewart 31:06ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramRyan Stewart’s WebsiteRyan Stewart InstagramRyan Stewart LinkedInRyan Stewart YoutubeRyan Stewart TwitterWEBRIS WebsiteThe Blueprint SEOSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Becoming a Netflix Film Director ft Jessy Terrero with Alex Quin
23-11-2021
Becoming a Netflix Film Director ft Jessy Terrero with Alex Quin
Becoming a Netflix Film Director ft Jessy Terrero with Alex QuinThe film industry is rapidly growing and founder of Cinema Giants, Jessy Terrero, is one of biggest influences there is today. In this episode, Alex Quin joins Jessy Terrero at Morplay Studios in Miami to discuss the transformation of the film/music video industry. Working with big artists like Wisin y Yandel and Nicky Jam, Jessy talks about his journey from how he went from acting on set to directing a Netflix series. Tune into today’s episode to learn more about Cinema Giants and how they’re paving the way for under-represented talent. Wisdom NuggetsBe part of the change: In today’s world, it’s important to make strides towards the right direction. Nothing gets resolved by complaining about it, if you don’t like something then change something. Action leads to reaction. Bring value to the table: Don’t show up empty-handed. Analyzing how you can bring value to someone before asking for something is the key to developing better business relationships.Podcast Outline[01:20] In Miami at Morplay Studios with Jessy Terrero[02:00] Where Latin Music is right now[03:17] That’s where the love of film making started to come[04:01] Going on that set is what changed my life[05:35] I was kind of disappointed [06:08] What was your first big film project[07:02] She was on the phone with Puff Daddy[07:53] People started looking at me like the idea guy[08:35] This era there’s so much access [09:40] You’ve worked with guys like Maluma, Marc Anthony [10:43] When I built my company, Cinema Giants[11:24] Free Access to Resources on Business & Self-Development[12:50] I’ve had a lot of lives[13:56] I met Wisin y Yandel[15:28] America’s new Hip Hop[16:47] If it wasn’t for Hip Hop, I wouldn’t exist [19:00] Tell me the whole process of El Ganador[20:40] Nicky Jam called me to do a video for El Amante [23:33] When it first came out, I was a little disappointed [25:20] I’m not a fan of the cancel culture[26:24] Talk to me about Cinema Giants [27:09] The company was being judged for who I was[28:49] Everyone thought I was crazy when I did El Ganador[26:24] Talk to me about Cinema Giants [30:35] What is Cinema Giants looking like in 2035?[32:17] How much time do you spend consuming content[33:23] How do you want to be remembered Power Quotes● “If you don’t lay the bricks the right way, when the storm comes, the house is gonna fall apart” - Jessy Terrero (08:45)● “You can either continue to complain or you can be part of the change” - Jessy Terrero (13:24)● “Identify who you want to work with, how they work, and how you can bring value.” - Alex Quin (30:15)ResourcesAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramJessy Terrero’s InstagramCinema GiantsSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
HOW COPYWRITING CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FT. BOB BLY & ALEX QUIN
20-09-2021
HOW COPYWRITING CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FT. BOB BLY & ALEX QUIN
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Robert W. Bly (aka Bob Bly). He is a professional writer, speaker, and marketing consultant with over four decades of experience in business-to-business, high-tech, and direct response marketing. He became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s. Bob is the author of more than 90 published books including Careers for Writers, Secrets of a Freelance Writer, The Copywriter's Handbook, and The Elements of Business Writing. Bob Bly is famously known as “The World's Best Copywriter”. The Direct Response Letter, Bob Bly's free e-newsletter, has over 60,000 subscribers.Wisdom NuggetsCopywriting Can Convert Efforts Into Results: Copywriting is a great way to show authenticity, personality and create a brand image for your company. It is not only about the videos and graphics that you put out. Good copy can be a gamechanger in producing results for your ads and marketing campaigns. Be A Learner: You are never out of school. Be a continuous learner and keep staying updated with all that is going on in the world and the new ways of doing things. With the rate at which things are changing today and technology is advancing, it is important to keep reinventing yourself and staying ahead of the curve. Do You Love To Work: What is your mindset around work? Do you view work as a drag and is just something you need to do to pay the bills? When you start loving work and enjoy the process of it, work can become more fun than fun. Even better, you will end up being really successful when you change your outlook on work.Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [01:46] The Copywriter's Handbook[03:10] Bob Bly - Chemist or Copywriter?[04:38] Publishing his first book at 27[05:50] The rundown on copywriting and why it is so important[07:30] Catch yourself making mistakes. Don’t let others catch them.[08:10] The 25:50:25 formula[09:20] School is never out for the broke[10:20] Learning is only valuable when you apply it[11:34] Self-education is like the Sunday New York Times[12:20] It is important to go to events and conferences[13:22] Hey (break)[14:46] The Big Book Of Words That Sell[16:08] Do you love to work?[17:18] Bob Bly’s client portfolio[18:32] There is less competition when you pick something more technical[19:52] Run with a lean team, but talented team[20:32] Can copywriting be automated through AI?[22:00] Check out Conversion.ai[23:24] How does Bob want to be remembered?[24:16] Connect with Bob Bly[25:14] Three letter domains can be sold for $8 million dollars!Power Quotes‘’Copywriting converts marketing and advertising into productive results.’’ - Bob Bly 6:10‘’Never be too busy to learn’’ - Alex Quin 5:55‘’Make work more fun than fun.’’ - Bob Bly 16:14‘’It’s not about how big your team is. It is about how far your team can go.’’ - Alex Quin 20:06ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramBob Bly’s WebsiteBob Bly LinkedInBob Bly BooksSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Innovative Stage To Music Touring ft. Sahir Hanif with Alex Quin
23-08-2021
The Innovative Stage To Music Touring ft. Sahir Hanif with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Sahir Hanif, founder and CEO of Ghost Town. Ghost Town sets up and cleans up the pieces of a tour to help make musicians and artists successful. Making art is difficult, but touring shouldn’t be. With the current health and safety challenges of restarting live events, it can be incredibly difficult to manage the complexities and changing landscape of health and safety, education, and planning that goes into keeping artists, crews, and admirers safe. Their mission is to build the infrastructure artists need to connect, thrive, and grow with their audience. A Southern California native, Sahir’s introduction to the music came from growing up with parents in the industry. His father is an award-winning composer, and multi-instrumentalist, and as a child, he would often play on his father’s recordings, and help pack up all of the gear when his dad would bring musicians from the Middle East to perform live and in the studio.Wisdom NuggetsAll That Goes Into Organising A Music Tour: There are so many moving parts that go into organising a music tour - travel schedules, budgeting, transportation of equipment, venue booking and licensing. What goes on behind the scenes is so important for making an artist have a successful tour and creating the best experience for attending a concert. Ghost Town: From building your crew team, managing vendors, tech and production, managing logistics and travels, budgeting and financial tracking to health and safety precautions, Ghost Town does it all. Their goal is help artists have the ultimate tour and be able to focus on creating art rather than being tied down with all the coordination that goes into pulling off a tour. Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [02:42] Breaking down what Ghost Town does[05:34] Sahir getting into the music industry as a drummer[07:30] The music industry was the place for Sahir to stay[09:04] Figuring things out step by step[10:28] How Ghost Town got started[14:10] Building tours through Covid-19 [15:52] The work that goes into organizing a large scale tour[16:40] Hey (break)[17:36] The Ghost Town customer journey [20:51] Tracking budgets and finances through Ghost Town[22:16] The ease of coordination through the scheduler[25:02] How “Clear” works for easy artist travelling[28:04] Keep growing and learning in the music industryPower Quotes‘’There is no hustle playbook, you learn as you go.’’ - Alex Quin 10:02‘’Change always starts from the top.’’ - Sahir Hanif 14:50“It is so important to innovate and become better versions of ourselves.’’ - Sahir Hanif 29:24ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramSahir Hanif InstagramSahir Hanif LinkedInGhost Town WebsiteSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Success Through Being A Problem Solver ft. Judd Burdon with Alex Quin
16-08-2021
Success Through Being A Problem Solver ft. Judd Burdon with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Judd Burdon, Canada based serial entrepreneur. Judd is the Founder of asphalt industry leader – Asphalt Kingdom. He also runs Anguilla Watersports and is a partner at Action Seal, Arawa Beach Club and Nasty Goods Official. If that is not enough, he is also a pro-level kitesurfer. On today’s episode, Judd talks about his journey through highschool suffering with ADHD and how he discovered that through helping people and building relationships, he could build multiple thriving businesses. Wisdom NuggetsSolving Problems: Success does not come by stepping over others. If you want to be successful, find a way to solve problems that people need. The more relationships you can build and the more people you can help, you will start to grow and become a person that everyone goes to.Being A Good Leader: A good leader is trusted by their team. They are people that are involved and easily approachable, not a person that is over everyone with a whip. When you build relationships with your team and lead by example, they will follow your actions. This is a key factor in building organisations that grow to over 100 people and have a thriving culture.Educate Your Customers: At Asphalt King, they educate their customers before, during and after they purchase. When you empower your customer to make an informed decision and add value to their life not only by your service, but also by their interaction with you, they are going to have far greater loyalty.Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [02:20] Burning through the midnight candle to build your dream[03:44] Fighting ADHD through highschool and getting a job in a grocery store[06:06] Building relationships through solving problems and helping people[09:34] How Judd got into the asphalt business[12:02] The potential of the asphalt service in real estate[13:20] Providing for his partner and child[15:34] Choose something that you are passionate about[16:26] Hey (break)[18:24] Giving your very best shot[22:02] Educating your customers throughout[23:06] What does it take to be a business leader[24:28] Be a trusted leader[26:32] Finding balance in what you do[30:10] Keep learning more and changing your mindset[34:05] The formula of the successfulPower Quotes‘’If you are trying to solve a problem, choose something that you are truly passionate about’’ - Judd Burdon 15:34‘’If you commit to something, give it your very best shot’’ - Judd Burdon 18:24‘’If you want to be a good leader, you have to be trusted by your team’’ - Judd Burdon 25:52‘’The biggest obstacle for business owners is that they do not want to learn more’’ - Alex Quin 30:10ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramJudd Burdon InstagramAsphalt KingdomSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Automating Facebook and Instagram DM’s with ManyChat ft. Fara Rosenzweig with Alex Quin
12-08-2021
Automating Facebook and Instagram DM’s with ManyChat ft. Fara Rosenzweig with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Fara Rosenzweig, Head of Content at ManyChat. Fara has over 15 years experience working in the media and communications industry. Along with that, she is also an Emmy-award recipient, producing, writing, and editing content for various outlets over the past several years. All while growing content marketing teams from the ground up to drive business growth. ManyChat helps small businesses grow by simplifying "the marketing stuff" for them. Every entrepreneur has a unique story to offer the world but they’re not always experts at the marketing stuff: launching campaigns, acquiring leads, or optimizing funnels. If you don’t do the marketing right it can break your business. ManyChat helps automate your business communication and marketing through personalized bots that will interact with customers in the tone and style that you decide.  It helps reduce response time to customers exponentially and can pick up on keywords across a variety of platforms to respond to consumers in the way they most prefer.Wisdom NuggetsSocial Media Marketing: Over 89% of customers make purchasing decisions based through social media platforms and this will only continue to grow. As a small business, it is a non negotiable to not only be on social media, but also work on building a strong online presence to connect with consumers and be discovered. On Instagram alone, there are over a billion users and 400 million messages sent to small businesses everyday from customers. It is really important to build the conversation with your customers online in order to stay ahead of the curve.ManyChat - The Marketing Gamechanger: ManyChat is a game changing communications and marketing tool designed to help small businesses automate communication to their customers online using a bot. The unique thing about ManyChat is that it can personalize responses to consumers, connect with people via the methods that they prefer and follow a communication style and tone that you get to decide on. ManyChat is really easy to use and is able to exponentially reduce the response rate to customer queries and have targeted responses based on keyword triggers.Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [02:00] What ManyChat is and how it helps businesses[05:20] The uses and benefits of using ManyChat[12:36] Hey (break)[13:30] The power of Instagram and how ManyChat works on it[20:04] Messenger marketing can’t be ignored[21:14] The game changer for staying ahead in social media marketing[22:00] Helping businesses understand their customers behaviour and preferences[24:10] Marketing education and content through ManyChat[25:20] The intuitiveness and ease for people using ManyChatPower Quotes“There are over a billion users on Instagram. 89% of the users on make purchase decisions through Instagram” - Fara Rosenzweig 14:02“400 million messages are sent daily to businesses on Instagram. ManyChat can automate these customer conversations and reduce response time by 99%.” - Fara Rosenzweig 14:50“You are making your bot smarter the more you work on it.” Alex Quin 19:40“When you understand consumer behavior and what causes them you take action, you will have an edge over the rest..” - Alex Quin 22:30“ManyChat is a marketing technology that is easy to figure out.” - Fara Rosenzweig 25:30ResourcesAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramManyChat WebsiteFara Rosenzweig’s InstagramFara Rosenzweig’s LinkedInFara Rosenzweig’s TwitterSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Public Relations in the Entertainment Industry ft. Elina Adut with Alex Quin
28-06-2021
Public Relations in the Entertainment Industry ft. Elina Adut with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Elina Adut, PR expert and Founder and CEO of The Exclusive Agency. Elina has spent the past 11 years rising the ranks as a publicist before stepping out to start her own agency and build a network of clients. She has had a lot of experience working in both the business and promotion side of music and television for English and Spanish audiences. In today’s episode, Elina and Alex talk about the art of connecting and collaborating with people in an industry. Elina encourages people to keep learning, never give up in following the path of what you want to do.Wisdom NuggetsBring Value To People: Break out of the self centered bubble. The best way to start working and connecting with people, especially if you want to get more clients, is to understand how they work and what problems they need to solve. Communicate in a way where you are bringing value to them and how you can help them rather than approaching it selfishly. Pride is the devil when you are trying to build a strong network.Never Stop Learning: We only stop learning when we breathe our last breath. Until then, never stop learning and growing. It is important to stay updated with what is going on in your industry and the world around you. Reading is cool. Researching and learning are a part of the hustle. Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [02:00] Elina’s background[02:41] Getting started in the PR industry[04:48] What Elina wanted to do growing up[05:46] Behind every artist is a rockstar team[06:40] The influential people in Elina’s life[09:00] Getting recognized by Billboard[11:24] I’ve reached where I am because of the people around me[11:46] A day in the life of a publicist[13:13] Travelling to Mexico on work[14:04] Hey (break)[15:50] Common misconceptions in the PR industry[17:00] The difference between PR and Marketing [17:46] The way to approach people you want to work with[19:48] Jason Feifer advice from Entrepreneur.com[21:00] Formality has gotten lost in this generation[21:40] Hunter.io Chrome Plugin[23:16] Always keep learning[25:04] Drop your ego[26:36] Reach out to work with Elina[28:00] Take advantage of the opportunities out there[29:06] Don’t give upPower Quotes“If you want to get far these days, you have to be a team player” - Alex Quin 6:20“The people that did me right and the people that did me wrong are both a part of my journey.” Alex Quin 11:22“Take effort to understand people’s problems and see how you can bring them value. Life is not just about you.” 18:24 Alex Quin“It is so important for a business owner to never stop learning” - Elina Adut 23:49“Life can be really discouraging sometimes, but if you want to do something, don’t give up until you do it.” - Elina Adut 29:06ResourcesAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramElina Adut’s LinkedinElina Adut’s InstagramElina Adut’s TwitterSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Personal Brands and Press ft. Olumide Gbenro with Alex Quin
14-06-2021
Personal Brands and Press ft. Olumide Gbenro with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Olumide Gbenro, a PR expert, influencer and digital community builder. He is a recognized international social media and press advisor to celebrities, influencers, and olympians. Olumide is also a notable TikToker in Indonesia known for his viral videos where he speaks in several languages. He is a businessman who has worked to grow & monetize the brands of some of the world's leading Entrepreneurs, and Startups. His influencer & business networking events attract diverse audiences and take place in various international locations ranging from Tokyo, Japan to Los Angeles, California and Bali, Indonesia.Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [01:52] Olumide’s background and projects[02:26] Getting started in the PR industry[03:20] Grow through being humble[04:00] Living outside the States for over 5 years[05:02] Getting into social media professionally[06:26] Alex’s story starting UDAV[07:52] The goldmine of working on the internet and developing valuable skills[08:18] Don’t be comfortable with where you are currently at[10:30] Covid-19 helping people realize the potential of working anywhere via the internet [13:00] Learning how to scale a business and product[15:40] Dealing with the naysayers[17:04] Hey (break)[17:44] Olumide’s skills and the clients that he works with[18:40] People are going to search about you online[20:32] How Alex started hustling[21:46] Ethical publicity[22:36] Paid press and fake publicity[23:44] Be careful about who you work with[26:00] People will recognize you by your efforts and value you bring to others[27:38] Leverage where you have authority[28:20] Don’t be dishonest when talking about yourself[32:12] Share the lessons from your losses [34:28] How to connect with OlumidePower Quotes“Grow with humility” - Olumide Gbenro 3:20“Bullet point the things that you can do and tell people how you can help them solve a specific problem.” - Olumide Gbenro 7:46“Only people that are below you will be trying to pull you down.” Alex Quin 16:02“The internet is so powerful these days, just one post can change everything.” - Olumide Gbenro 24:46“Getting published is a validation of the good work that you are already doing.” - Alex Quin 26:03ResourcesAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramOlumide Gbenro’s WebsiteOlumide Gbenro’s FacebookOlumide Gbenro’s InstagramOlumide Gbenro’s TwitterSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Getting Started in the Nightlife Industry ft. Marko Gojanovic with Alex Quin
07-05-2021
Getting Started in the Nightlife Industry ft. Marko Gojanovic with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Marko Gojanovic, a Miami-based model and high-end luxury real estate entrepreneur. He initially moved to Miami after college to start a pro tennis career. However, after multiple injuries and surgeries that were undergone, Marko got into modeling and the events and the vibrant party scene of Miami. He is a club and event promoter, the co-founder of Model Volleyball, and has also recently entered into the luxury real estate business in Miami. In this podcast, he talks about his journey so far, how he entered the nightlife industry and promotion scene, and what he did to become one of the most renowned entrepreneurs in all of Miami. Wisdom NuggetsAlways Evolve: Constantly find new ways to learn, evolve and grow. Stop trying to be right all the time. Surround yourself with people who challenge you. Consume as much knowledge as you can in the field you want to be successful in. The knowledge is out there and is easily accessible. The hustle is in making sure that you put in the time and effort so that you grow and evolve. Put Yourself First: Always ensure that you take care of yourself first. Is it important to be recovering, and doing things that help you level up. Treat yourself like an athlete. In order to be able to perform your best, you need to be taking care of yourself the best. Do whatever needs to be done to ensure that you remain high-performing. Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [02:00] My life growing up [03:20] Adapting to situations in life  [04:40] A strong family support [05:10] Starting a new chapter  [05:50] Getting into modeling and the nightlife scene [06:30] My first business venture - an entertainment company[07:30] Working at the best places for Miami nightlife [08:40] Starting Model Volleyball [09:30] How I built the Model Volleyball brand [10:40] Living in Miami - past vs present [12:40] Staying educated is always important [13:40] Keep your feet grounded[14:50] Books/authors that have changed my life [16:00] Hey (break)[16:45] What’s happening right now?[18:24] Getting into real estate[19:15] Launch of a Crypto project [20:00] Visual representation of the Beach Club[21:30] A dream project [22:45] Cold Plunge Talent[23:50] Put you first - recovery is key [24:37]  Always set goals and make plans[25:10] Break through the black door  Power Quotes‘’Education and learning. That’s how you grow’’ - Marko Gojanovic 13:59‘’Believe it, practice it, make it a part of your routine. You’ll soon see the results’’ - Marko Gojanovic 15:35‘’Put your body first. Put you first’’ - Alex Quin 24:22‘’Things always get easier after you start doing them’’ - Marko Gojanovic 24:33ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramMarko Gojanovic InstagramMarko Gojanovic FacebookSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Creating Your Own Opportunities ft. Leli Hernadez with Alex Quin
26-04-2021
Creating Your Own Opportunities ft. Leli Hernadez with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Leli Hernandez – a Miami based actor and entertainer. Leli Hernandez was born in Miami, Florida. She began her career as a part-time model in Miami, before moving to Los Angeles to work in the TV and film industry. Leli has amassed more than a million followers and has now become a superstar that is recognized across multiple ethnic groups. In 2018, she appeared on the Netflix bio-series “Nicky Jam: El Ganador'' as the popular reggaeton artist's sister, Stephanie Rivera. Her story of how she began and how she reached where she is today is truly inspiring. She covers the importance of believing in yourself and seizing on opportunities that come in today’s episode.Wisdom NuggetsWork from the ground up: Never settle or feel entitled to something. Whatever your starting point was, you can put in the work in order to be successful. Start by learning the basics. Once you have that in place, you will continue to grow by making the most of the opportunities that may come your way.You create your opportunity: You cannot wait for things to happen always. Sometimes it's about making things happen for you. Opportunities come to those who are looking for one. Many of your best opportunities are those that you made for yourself.The good things come with the bad: Failure is a part of success. Adversity can be your best friend if you are able to learn and grow from it. Setbacks can be a stepping stone to moving forward. It is all about the perspective with which you look at it. Never let success get to your head or failure get to your heart.Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [01:36] Leli’s origin story [01:50] Saved my mom’s life [02:01] The Hero - getting a spotlight at such a young age[02:20] Taking up hobbies and passions [02:30] The family performer[03:13] The personal vs acting personality[03:40] Learning about the entertainment business  [04:40] Understanding the industry [05:14] Study the business, not just the arts[05:40] Taking the plunge at 18 years old [06:50] My first job - behind the scenes of the business[09:35] Leveraging social media to create a niche [10:20] Timing is everything[11:20] Create your own opportunity[12:00] My family, my support [19:00] Always work hard towards your goals - no matter what[21:20] Leverage your experiences to your benefit [23:50] Hey (break)[25:18] Always seize every opportunity[26:35] It’s a long term game[27:25] Go all in! [28:10] The bad comes with the good![29:30] Find a way to connect with your audience  [30:15] Opportunities can come out of nowhere[34:30] Not everything goes according to plan[36:23] Consistency is key[37:33] Breaking through the fear barrier[38:32] Have a story to share  [39:54] Be real with your audience [43:00] Finding your niche   [44:24] God only puts us in situations we can handle [47:27] Set an example and be an examplePower Quotes“I’m going to give myself an opportunity. I’m not going to allow Hollywood or anyone judge my acting or make me sit down when I’ve been studying this my whole life” - Leli Hernandez‘’Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard’’ - Alex Quin‘’Through your art, your work, your message, that’s where people get to know you more” - Leli Hernandez ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramLeli Hernandez YouTubeLeli Hernandez InstagramLeli Hernandez FacebookSee Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Making Money Work For You ft. Kristin Lee with Alex Quin
19-04-2021
Making Money Work For You ft. Kristin Lee with Alex Quin
In this episode, Alex Quin chats with Kristin Lee – a business manager who focused on intricate international tax and business structures for a myriad of clients throughout her career. Kristin has over 17 years of experience in the industry and has worked at some of the top business management firms in the world before starting KLBM, her own business management firm. She has since built a skilled team sharing her passion for supporting ambitious entrepreneurs looking to turn their dreams into fruitful and lifelong operations. In this podcast, she talks about her journey, what led her on this path, and some best practices you can use to make your money work for you.Wisdom NuggetsRisk vs Reward: There are instances in life where you might need to break away from the routine of what is comfortable and take a leap of faith. In times like that, it is really important to back yourself and make that jump. You may not have everything figured out, but if you really are willing to apply yourself, learn and work hard, things will work out and surprise you. Life is about risk and reward. Great rewards come with great risks, but you must be willing to take your shot, whenever that moment comes. Empower your community:  Use the platform and opportunity that you’ve been given to help others around you, especially your own community. Use your power and influence, to be a platform to help represent and empower diverse communities. We’re always better when we are working together and use the platforms we’ve built across our fields of influence. Use Technology to ‘Think Big’: We so easily fall into the trap of having gadgets control and consume us these days. Technology is not inherently bad, it’s all about how we choose to leverage it. We have to make technology work for us - help create better processes, work more efficiently and, network and build new relationships. Always be on the lookout for the latest technologies available and how you can leverage it to level up. Podcast Outline[01:15] What's going on everyone [01:38] What’s going on right now?[02:20] Understanding my business[03:20] How it all began[04:12] Understanding the client base   [04:40] The employees at the firm: diverse and women-centered[05:08] What I’m proud of - a diverse, talented, and intelligent group of women[05:13] The inspiration behind a women-centered staff [07:00] How the industry is shaping up?[08:00] Long term implications of Crypto  [08:40] Implications on the entertainment industry  [09:40] Importance on staying updated with what’s happening around [10:00] What I do to stay updated [10:43] Books/authors that changed my life [11:10] Importance of personal development [11:50] Tools I use for personal development  [12:33] Taking that leap of faith [13:59] Hey (break)[15:00] What I’ve done to add value to businesses[16:10] Using Technology to ‘Think Big’[16:45] The new age client  [17:12] Women Business Managers in the industry [18:06] ClubHouse for networking  [19:26] My legacy [20:30] The Numbers - A real story[22:00] Curbing bad spending habits [23:15] Best practices for new business owners Power Quotes‘’Your health is your greatest wealth’’ - Kristin Lee 11:20‘’Most of the time it is you vs you’’ - Alex Quin 12:30‘’Numbers don’t lie, data is black and white” - Kristin Lee 20:52‘’Embrace your shit’’ - Kristin Lee 21:48ResourceAlex Quin’s InstagramHustle Inspires Hustle AppHustle Inspires Hustle InstagramKristin Lee InstagramKristin Lee TwitterKristin Lee LinkedInKristin Lee Website See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at