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Now to Next with Nick Nanton

Nick Nanton

Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ross ThornleyNow to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Jay Abraham
Through the Lens of Jay Abraham's 10 Power PrinciplesIn the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, host Nick Nanton speaks with his longtime collaborator https://www.abraham.com/ (Jay Abraham). The pair break down 10 of Jay’s 21 all-important https://www.abraham.com/topic/21-power-principles/ (Power Principles of Success). Nick and Jay also answer questions in hopes of helping citizens of the world thrive through pillars of value and bounce back once the pandemic has passed. Jay also touches upon the current uncertainty surrounding the real estate market, establishing your superior skillset, and uncovering the real meaning of life. Timestamps:3:00: You have greatness embedded in your DNA 5:28: Set higher goals for yourself 7:52: Becoming a category of one 12:14: The real estate Parthenon  17:29: How to get people that love what you do to recruit new clients 22:40: Developing your unique selling proposition 27:11: Seeking geometric improvements in your business — not linear ones 33:09: Cross pollination for competitive advantage 36:33: Extending the lifetime value of your customer 39:09: Revising price points with products and services 41:29: How to invest in the stock market once the economy recovers 47:55: Eliminate the prospect of fear by reversing the risk 53:09: Grow and develop top talent 57:01: Life is about appreciating the process — not all about profits Resources:https://www.abraham.com/the-jay-abraham-story-documentary/ (Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: The Jay Abraham Story) https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Success-Jack-Canfield-Story/dp/B07749H2JD (Jack Canfield) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Apr 6 2020
1 hr 1 min
Now to Next with Nick Nanton: Human Trafficking in Uncertain Times
SPECIAL EDITION: Human Trafficking in Uncertain Timeshttps://www.timballard.net/ (Tim Ballard) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-mass-a33b5258 (Jessica Mass) from Operation Underground Railroad join host Nick Nanton to share O.U.R.’s mission of saving children and seeking justice for those who victimize them. Committed to enhancing law enforcement efforts by providing resources where budget shortfalls prohibit, Tim and Jessica, shed light on the ever-present problem of child exploitation. With human trafficking on the rise, O.U.R. shares the opportunities that exist to save lives and the aftercare program designed to make a better tomorrow for those affected.  Timestamps:1:19: O.U.R.’s mission 4:04: What trafficking looks like today 12:01: The aftercare of survivors 15:34: The issue with removing images offline 17:19: It’s an educational problem 23:37: Vulnerabilities predators are looking for 30:10: Dangers of online video games 34:05: Empower your children 39:00: How much does it cost to rescue a child? 46:04: Becoming a victim again — and the aftercare process 50:14: Staying one step ahead of the traffickers 52:58: Continuing education Resources:OURrescue.org http://www.modelsagainsttrafficking.org/ (Models Against Trafficking) https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Toussaint-Tim-Ballard/dp/B07M62QTS3 (Watch Operation Toussaint on Amazon) Connect with Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Apr 7 2020
59 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Andre Norman
There is no action for anyone until they extend their futureAndre Norman sits down with Nick Nanton to discuss his new book, https://andrenorman.com/ambassador-of-hope-book/ (Ambassador of Hope). A https://www.amazon.com/Ambassador-Hope-Turning-Poverty-Purpose-Driven/dp/1544507232 (#1 Amazon Bestseller), Andre details how he turned poverty and prison into a purpose-driven life. His life-changing true story provides motivation for a better tomorrow. Andre’s continuing mission is to spread awareness to the poor, the youth, and the professionals of the world. Timestamps:1:59: A clip from Andre’s movie 7:05: What led to Andre dreaming 11:00: Getting over the fear of rejection 12:44: Working with those that struggle with addiction 16:09: Quitting drove Andre toward prison 18:17: The psyche of prison  24:26: Ferguson, Missouri 28:59: Andre’s new book, Ambassador of Hope 35:28: The cause of kids turning to a life of crime 39:14: How to keep a connection with your children 41:30: The message for a positive future Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Game-Changer-Dan-Sullivan-Story/dp/B07KJMZNN4 (Dan Sullivan) https://cameronherold.com/ (Cameron Herold) https://www.tuckermax.com/ (Tucker Max) https://www.amazon.com/Road-Less-Stupid-Keith-Cunningham/dp/0984659269 (Keith Cunningham’s The Road Less Stupid) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Apr 13 2020
53 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Anthony Scaramucci
Control how you react in the moment — and the ones that precede Probably best known as the former White House Director of Communications, https://twitter.com/Scaramucci?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Anthony Scaramucci), is a brilliant guy with an incredible amount of grit, hustle, and life experiences. Learn about Anthony’s Wall Street Journal Bestseller, https://www.amazon.com/Hopping-over-Rabbit-Anthony-Scaramucci/dp/1543644511 (Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole) (2016) — and why it’s more relevant today than ever. Written from his experiences during the previous financial downturn, Scaramucci gives you a primer on how to succeed in an unpredictable business market. Timestamps:3:26: Scaramucci’s humble beginnings 12:23: Creating SkyBridge Capital 17:43: Failure is a tool 19:10: SALT Conference 22:35: Scarmucci’s restaurant — Hunt & Fish Club 24:59: Keyboard warriors 27:17: Tony Robbins’ wisdom 28:36: After being fired from the White House 32:18: Gratitude list 40:19: Words of wisdom Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Rudy-Ruettiger-Walk/dp/1642790931 (Rudy Ruettiger) https://www.nicknanton.com/tony-robbins-personal-branding-breakthrough/ (Tony Robbins) https://resources.strategiccoach.com/the-multiplier-mindset-blog/what-you-can-learn-from-failure (Dan Sullivan: What You Can Learn From Failure) https://www.drhallowell.com/ (Ned Hallowell) https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Coco-Chanel-Wisdom-Fashion/dp/1784881392 (Pocket Coco Chanel Wisdom) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Apr 15 2020
42 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton: Addiction in Uncertain Times
From handwringing to problem solvingHost Nick Nanton speaks with three of the foremost experts in addiction — https://www.drhallowell.com/ (Dr. Ned Hallowell), https://health.usnews.com/doctors/andrew-nanton-631202 (Dr. Andrew Nanton), and https://geniusnetwork.com/ (Joe Polish). Topics of discussion include addicts being unable to receive treatment due to the quarantine associated with COVID-19, how those affected by A.D.D. are currently dealing with isolation, and ways that people can support one another — not only through the toughest of times but daily, once the world resumes its traditional functions. Timestamps:2:41: Concerns for addiction during quarantine 5:55: Resources for addiction issues 7:15: A.D.D. — scratching that itch 10:39: Maladaptive ways that lead to addiction 17:57: The current marketplace for addiction 20:18: What to be on the lookout for 26:21: How do you know if you have an addiction? 33:06: Reaching out to others 35:07: Three ways of overcoming addictive behaviors 39:40: Insight to the entrepreneur marketplace 49:10: Coping mechanisms and encouragement Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Driven-Distraction-Revised-Recognizing-Attention/dp/0307743152 (Driven to Distraction) https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Morning-Addiction-Recovery-Letting-ebook/dp/B07DWBQSY3 (The Miracle Morning for Addiction Recovery) https://geniusrecovery.org/ (GeniusRecovery.com) https://www.amazon.com/Road-Success-Nick-Nanton/dp/0997536624 (Jack Canfield) https://coda.org/ (Co-Dependents Anonymous) https://www.parkdietzassociates.com/ (Park Dietz and Associates) https://www.amazon.com/Game-Changer-Dan-Sullivan-Story/dp/B07KJMZNN4 (Dan Sullivan) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Apr 20 2020
54 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keni Thomas: Leading in Uncertain Times
May 1 2020
45 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keith Ferrazzi
Co-elevation is used to lead, connect, and elevate ourselves and others — both powerfully and effectivelyHost Nick Nanton talks with http://ferrazzigreenlight.com/ (Keith Ferrazzi) about the term he coined, “co-elevation,” why networking begins with providing enough value to people, and serve, share, care — the inspiration behind his new book, https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Without-Authority-Co-Elevation-Collaboration/dp/0525575669 (Leading Without Authority.) Timestamps:3:20: Growing up Keith Ferrazzi 5:20: What Keith learned while caddying 9:02: Philosophy on the foster care system 13:45: Lessons learned from the transition from Deloitte to Starwood 18:17: Networking — and why we live in one 22:34: The key points of co-elevation 28:01: Who’s your team in co-elevation  30:16: The concept that it’s not all on you 31:49: Earning permission to lead 33:45: Share your story so that others can connect with you 34:43: How to stop commanding and start inviting 36:19: Keith’s main takeaways Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Whos-Your-Back-Relationships-Success/dp/0385521332 (Who's Got Your Back) https://www.amazon.com/Never-Eat-Alone-Expanded-Updated/dp/0385346654 (Never Eat Alone) https://www.diamandis.com/ (Peter Diamandis) http://keithferrazzi.com/ (Go Forward to Work) https://www.virtualteamswin.com/ (VirtualTeamsWin.com) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Jun 3 2020
38 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Chris Voss
Chris Voss is the CEO and founder of https://www.blackswanltd.com/home (The Black Swan Group Ltd), a best-selling author, and the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator. Host Nick Nanton discusses Chris’ national best-selling book, https://www.amazon.com/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/0062407805 (Never Split the Difference), the attributes that make a master negotiator, and empathy’s effect in business negotiations.  Timestamps:2:40: Should you split the difference? 3:53: Why compromise often doesn’t work out 6:36: Oprah Winfrey — the negotiator 9:19: Tactical empathy and strategies used 12:02: In a kidnapping, who has the upper hand? 1408: Social dynamics that affect decision making 18:15: Chris’ work in Haiti 20:31: "The favorite or the fool" concept 26:42: Labeling — but not in an accusatory way 30:33: Taking a job for mercenary reasons 33:39: The two magic words of “that’s right” in a negotiation 35:54: Perspective will get you to the answer you’re looking for 37:49: The benefits of asking “no" oriented questions 41:00: When the door opens, the game is on Resources:https://www.masterclass.com/classes/chris-voss-teaches-the-art-of-negotiation?utm_source=Paid&utm_medium=AdWords&utm_campaign=CV&utm_content=Instructor-%7Bkeyword%7D-US_BM&utm_term=Aq-Prospecting&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkursmpD66QIVlOeGCh2Nww58EAAYASAAEgIh6_D_BwE (Negotiate Like a Pro: Masterclass) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7n2Sv-7-Hw (Chris on The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong) https://www.apa.org/monitor/dec02/nobel (Daniel Kahneman — Nobel Peace Prize) https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Toussaint-Tim-Ballard/dp/B07M62QTS3 (Operation Toussaint) https://www.amazon.com/Challenger-Sale-Control-Customer-Conversation/dp/1591844355 (The Challenger Sale) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/now-to-next-with-nick-nanton-addiction-in-uncertain-times/id1509498480?i=1000472305089 (Dr. Ned Hallowell ) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Jun 11 2020
43 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Anderson
https://steveanderson.com (Steve Anderson) is an IT risk consultant, speaker, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author of https://thebezosletters.com (The Bezos Letters). Host Nick Nanton and Steve talk about the 14 principles grouped into four cycles that Bezos references in his shareholder letters, Amazon’s culture of experimenting and inventing, and creating meaningful differentiation through Amazon Go and Kindle. Nick and Steve also discuss understanding your flywheel — Amazon’s secret sauce for to making their business grow, and the incremental differences between type one and type two decisions. Timestamps:1:13: Who is Steve Anderson — in his own words 4:25: Return on risk 6:36: Encourage successful failures 13:41: Meaningful differentiation 20:13: Culture of innovation 21:55: Creating customer obsession 25:52: Share-owners not shareholders 28:39: Understand your flywheel 31:33: Generating high-velocity decisions 35:02: Only hire people you admire 40:08: Always show up and believe it’s day one Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Bezos-Letters-Principles-Business-Amazon/dp/1642793329 ("The Bezos Letters") https://www.amazon.com/Future-Faster-Than-You-Think/dp/1982109661 (Peter Diamandis “The Future Is Faster Than You Think”) https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996 (Jim Collins “Good to Great”) https://resources.strategiccoach.com/quarterly-books/whonothow (Dan Sullivan “Who Not How") Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Jul 10 2020
43 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Joe de Sena
https://joedesena.com/ (Joe de Sena )is CEO and founder of https://www.spartan.com/ (Spartan Race), a New York Times best-seller, and a popular keynote speaker and podcast host. Host Nick Nanton and Joe discuss three business/life lessons that Joe got from the most unlikely of sources, the entrepreneurial mindset of serving first, and the evolution of Spartan Race. Nick and Joe also talk about the people that inspire Joe to get after it every day, work-life integration, the challenge of teaching persistence to children, and focusing on the things in life that you can control. Timestamps:3:51: How growing up in Queens shaped the early parts of Joe’s life 7:13: Proving value before expecting anything in return 9:33: Joe’s farm in Vermont — and how it came to be 15:40: Knowing when enough is enough — and when to stop being soft 19:19: Joe’s love for insane races — including “Death Race" 23:01: Embracing "the suck” 27:25: Why it’s difficult to build persistence in children 31:33: Spartan Race and the Spartan Mentality 33:01: Are Spartan Races more mental than physical? 34:22: “Spartan Up” - everyone matters  36:56: Joe’s changed business model due to COVID-19  39:48: “Spartan Way” — metabolic health  42:56: Joe’s system for time management  44:59: How to exercise your motivational muscle 46:54: Worrying too much is a time-waster 49:38: Burpees are the most efficient workout in the world Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Take-No-Prisoners-Overcoming-Obstacles-Performance/dp/0544286170 ("Spartan Up") https://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Fit-Days-Transform-Commit/dp/0544439600/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_1/144-0232416-9456857?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0544439600&pd_rd_r=74fbd28f-cfd6-4c7a-ab40-200c9c992809&pd_rd_w=oxhh1&pd_rd_wg=HWBAB&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=QWMZAPYPD6BZ6X6BQ3QF&psc=1&refRID=QWMZAPYPD6BZ6X6BQ3QF ("Spartant Fit") https://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Way-Better-Train-Think/dp/1250153212/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/144-0232416-9456857?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1250153212&pd_rd_r=3aa67d01-a7c2-4348-9aa3-e4369075ed8f&pd_rd_w=dxIlE&pd_rd_wg=bfg1Y&pf_rd_p=ce6c479b-ef53-49a6-845b-bbbf35c28dd3&pf_rd_r=9XW6R7CZFZN93AXTM0N4&psc=1&refRID=9XW6R7CZFZN93AXTM0N4 ("The Spartan Way") https://resources.strategiccoach.com/the-multiplier-mindset-blog/batteries-included-why-its-my-must-have-in-a-team-member (Dan Sullivan: "Batteries Included") https://joepolish.com/ (Joe Polish) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Aug 19 2020
51 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Todd Herman
https://toddherman.me (Todd Herman) is New York Times Best-Selling author, entrepreneur, business coach, and mentor who has spent more than 20 years as a performance adviser to athletes and business executives at the highest level. Host Nick Nanton and Todd discuss his recovery from COVID-19, the principles behind Todd’s latest book — https://www.amazon.com/Alter-Ego-Effect-Identities-Transform-ebook/dp/B075WPWMSK (“The Alter Ego Effect,”) and the importance of having a mentor. Nick and Todd also talk about the four layers of the core self, creating a secondary ego to reach new levels of performance as well as protecting yourself from criticism, and the language of peak-performance.  Timestamps:2:27: Overcoming COVID-19 6:65: Why Todd wrote “The Alter Ego Effect” 11:47: The truest sense of your alter ego 15:52: Examples of using the alter ego in real life — and with athletes  23:38: Todd played football and was a nationally ranked badminton player 27:07: Who is the biggest hero in a particular setting?  31:46: Turning off the alter ego  35:46: James Altucher 38:18: Four layers of the core self 43:25: Hidden forces of the enemy Resources:https://twitter.com/todd_herman (Todd on Twitter) https://www.90dayyear.com (90 Day Year) https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddherman1/ (Herman Performance Systems) https://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Mental-Game-Philosophies-Performance/dp/1589792580 (Harvey Dorfman: “Coaching the Mental Game") Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Aug 26 2020
49 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder and CEO of https://www.marysmealsusa.org/en/ (Mary’s Meals) — a global hunger charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education for more than 1.6 million of the world’s poorest children per day. Host Nick Nanton and Magnus discuss his second book — https://www.amazon.com/Five-Loaves-Fishes-Magnus-Macfarlane-Barrow/dp/0008360014 ("Give: Charity and the Art of Living Generously,”) how any genuine act of charity will always involve a risk, and learning from the people he was trying to help. Magnus also talks about founding Scottish International Relief, empowering communities to volunteer their own time to cook and grow food, and how his original business model has been replicated across 19 countries.  Timestamps:2:39: Magnus began his career as a salmon farmer 3:26: What Magnus saw on TV that altered his course 5:40: Magnus’ first trip as a child to Bosnia 8:00: Words of encouragement for those taking a challenge  12:00: What happened when Magnus came back from Bosnia 21:03: Overcoming the risk of celebrity to focus on the mission 25:31: The reason for feeding children at places of education  28:42: How are 1.6 million children fed per day? 32:10: What does Magnus say to those that mistrust charities? 35:32: Magnus’ latest documentary featuring Gerard Butler 38:51: An impactful passage from Magnus’ book 40:24: Learn more about Magnus  Resources:http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/archive10/magnus.macfarlane.barrow.html (2010 CNN Hero) https://time.com/3823271/magnus-macfarlane-barrow-2015-time-100/ (2015 Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World) https://www.amazon.com/Shed-That-Fed-Million-Children/dp/0008132704 (“The Shed That Fed a Million Children” ) https://www.marysmealsusa.org/lovereacheseverywhere ("Love Reaches Everywhere") Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Aug 31 2020
41 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Sims
What you see is what you get with https://www.stevedsims.com (Steve Sims). London-native Steve Sims is a massively successful serial entrepreneur and author that tells it likes it is but is still compassionate in his approach. Host Nick Nanton and Steve discuss the true and positive meaning of being a "hustler," imagining what you could achieve if you weren't afraid of trying, and how entrepreneurs are able to tweak a bad situation into a diamond situation. Nick and Steve also talk about learning the art of negotiating from https://www.stevedsims.com/bio/ (Steve's days working in clubs), the reasons you should always ask “why" three times within a conversation, and how to become so valuable that famous people want to engage with you.  Timestamps:3:05: The experience of starting a career as a brick-layer — and as a “hustler." 7:44: Leaving school at 15-years-old — and what it led to. 12:43: The purse story from Steve’s book, “Blue Fishing.”  18:19: Getting into the finance led Steve overseas where he became a club bouncer.  25:51: There’s a password for every party, you just have to listen for it. 32:04: When talking to someone, ask “why,” three times. 38:27: How to gain and cultivate relationships with super-talented people. 43:53: The value is far greater in experiences and feelings than it is in dollars. 50:23: Going above and beyond to get noticed. 52:41: The Chug Test Resources:https://www.stevedsims.com (Steve's Website) https://twitter.com/SteveDSims1?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Steve on Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/SteveDSims (Steve on Facebook) https://www.amazon.com/Bluefishing-Art-Making-Things-Happen/dp/1501152513 ("Blue Fishing”) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Sep 17 2020
56 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Alwyn Cosgrove
Recorded during the California wildfires, CEO of Results Fitness, https://www.resultsfitnessuniversity.com/alwyncosgrove (Alwyn Cosgrove), is one of the most respected fitness experts in the world — on top of being a business coach, https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Successful-Program-Design-How/dp/1492593222/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1600790133&refinements=p_27%3AAlwyn+Cosgrove&s=books&sr=1-1 (author), and speaker. Host Nick Nanton and Alwyn discuss the reason why Alwyn first got into Tae Kwon Do, how his entrepreneurial mindset spurned the idea of becoming a gym owner, and the rule of threes — that if you complain about something three times, you’re the person that needs to fix it or stop complaining. Nick and Alwyn also discuss writing the methodology to scale and differentiate his business, how one decision in business can change everything — aka the ripple effect, and either hiring an expert to help you — or becoming said expert.  Timestamps:1:38: Growing up in Scotland 5:21: Putting in extra grit builds character in entrepreneurs  8:51: From working in a gym to deciding to own a gym 13:12: Opening the gym with his wife and business partner 15:57: What made Results Fitness different 21:43: Alwyn’s fight with Stage IV cancer 26:35: Alwyn’s gym in California has been shut down for six months due to COVID-19 32:46 Utilizing culture metrics to hold his team accountable — and methodologies on culture Resources:https://www.resultsfitnessuniversity.com (Results Fitness) https://twitter.com/alwyncosgrove?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Alwyn on Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/alwyncosgrove/?hl=en (Alwyn on Instagram) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Sep 22 2020
34 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist, author, managing partner of https://backstagecapital.com (Backstage Capital) and the first Black woman to appear on the cover of https://www.fastcompany.com/90227793/backstage-capitals-arlan-hamilton-brings-diversity-to-venture-capital (Fast Company) — that isn’t an athlete or entertainer. Backstage Capital has raised more than $30 million and invested in more than 130 companies led by underestimated founders. Host Nick Nanton and Arlan discuss the types of educational companies she loves currently being created, how sitting front row at a Janet Jackson concert inspired her ideals and future career path, and what drove Arlan to start a fund to invest in the companies that were being overlooked. Nick and Arlan also talk about building Backstage Capital for three years before receiving any funding, her book, “It’s About Damn Time” which shares the principles of entrepreneurship, and the benefits of backing syndicate members via Backstage Crowd.  Timestamps:3:06: Growing up in Texas 5:28: Why Arlan wore six watches as a kid 8:55: “Cool” happenings in disruptive education  12:24: What got Arlan into the music business 15:30: Where should people turn for positive influence if they aren’t getting it at home? 19:28: How Arlan got into investing 25:52: The background of flying to San Francisco on a one-way ticket 31:27: What Arlan looks for when she’s investing in a business 37:00: Diversifying is key 39:00: “Sometimes you have to write the invitations to the parties you don’t get invited to.” 42:36: Including self-care in the hustle and grind 46:24: Getting Black women on the cover of magazines to become the norm Resources:https://www.amazon.com/Its-About-Damn-Time-Underestimated/dp/0593136411 (“It’s About Damn Time”) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-first-million/id1467515562 (“Your First Million") https://backstagecapital.com/podcast/ (“Bootstrapped VC”) http://backstagecrowd.com (Backstage Crowd) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Sep 28 2020
49 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Quan Huynh
Quan Huynh is the post-release program manager for https://www.defyventures.org (Defy Ventures) — a non-profit that provides opportunities to men and women with criminal histories. Host Nick Nanton and Quan talk about his new book, https://www.amazon.com/Sparrow-Razor-Wire-Finding-Sentence-ebook/dp/B08F34LBXL (“Sparrow and the Razor Wire,”) which begins when Quan received a sentence of 15 years-to-life for killing a man in a gang-related incident. Nick and Quan also discuss how he discovered a new path while being incarcerated that led to self-reflection and the ability to help those that may feel “stuck,” how joining and creating groups that do good in prison made Quan feel the best he ever had, and what he did during his final 150 days behind bars to officially move on.  Timestamps:3:02: Moving from Vietnam to Utah and facing racism  4:37: The family then moved to California because of Quan’s father’s leukemia 7:57: How to help someone when you aren't quite sure how 10:23: Quan began hanging around the wrong crowd 14:06: Where Quan was sent after being arrested for attempted murder at 17 14:56: The day-to-day happenings in jail 16:23: What happened after Quan was released on parole in 1993 20:08: There was no one to help transition to life on the outside 21:30: Not getting a promotion at Gallup negatively affected Quan 23:52: The night Quan committed murder 26:59: What gets you to the point of actually shooting someone? 27:56: The period of time between the shooting and being arrested 29:23: Lying on trial and his subsequent conviction 31:33: Life at Pelican Bay 34:34: 10 years in — Quan had a moment that made him reexamine his life 38:37: How Quan was looked at following his transformation and the parlay racket he passed on 42:40: Cell phones in prison? 44:39: Getting in front of the parole board 50:05: Defy Ventures Resources:https://quanxhuynh.com (Quan's Website) https://www.amazon.com/Sparrow-Razor-Wire-Finding-Sentence-ebook/dp/B08F34LBXL ("Sparrow and the Razor Wire: Finding Freedom from Within While Serving a Life Sentence") https://www.defyventures.org/our-community/team (Defy Ventures)  Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Oct 2 2020
51 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dick Vitale
https://www.dickvitaleonline.com (Dick Vitale) is a wildly popular college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. Known for his unbridled enthusiasm and charismatic delivery, Dickie V first coached high school basketball, then moved to Rutgers University, the University of Detroit, and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons in a period of just nine years before joining ESPN, where he’s spent the last 40 years. Host Nick Nanton and Dick talk about the overwhelming support of Dick’s family and how it led him to undergoing corrective surgery. Nick and Dickie V also discuss the documentary they are working on together, raising money to battle pediatric cancer through the https://www.dickvitaleonline.com/v-foundation-2017/v-foundation (V Foundation), and his biggest failure in life involving a former player. Timestamps:2:22: How Dick has fared during the pandemic  3:29: Coronavirus and its effect on sports 5:01: An eye-accident at an early-age affected Dick’s life 14:25: Raising money for the V Foundation 25:38 How Dick first became a basketball coach 35:26: Donate to the V Foundation Resources:https://www.dickvitaleonline.com/v-foundation-2017/v-foundation (The V Foundation) https://www.nhl.com/lightning/community/coops-catch (Coop’s Catch) https://dickvitaleonline.com/store-2017/shop-online/The-Lost-Season-A-Look-At-What-The-2020-National-Championship-Could-Have-Been-p207062294 ("The Lost Season") https://twitter.com/DickieV?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Dickie V on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Oct 7 2020
37 mins
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan SullivanNow to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. James Altucher
James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded over 20 companies. In this episode, he dives into his “Choose Yourself” mentality and what that means in terms of finding your own passions, forging your own path, and his daily practice with what he calls the four bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). James also discusses the reaction he faced (the good and the bad) after his “New York City is Dead Forever" article went viral during the pandemic. We talk reviews from the 8-part docuseries about James on Amazon Prime video that I directed, and finally James gives some insights on his new book, "Skip The Line." Timestamps:2:00: The "Choose Yourself" mentality.  5:29: James explains the four steps in The Daily Practice 8:04: James gives an example of The Daily Practice working in his own life 11:49: James discusses his "New York City is Dead Forever" article 14:58: James discusses his writing style, cognitive dissonance, and writing a viral article. 23:36: James discusses how he chooses his topics and his search for the truth 28:22: James and Nick discuss feedback from their Amazon documentary series "Choose Yourself" 35:04: James discusses how his constant flow of new ideas create abundance. 40:11: A summary of James's new book, "Skip The Line". Resources:https://jamesaltucher.com/ (jamesaltucher.com) https://www.instagram.com/altucher (James on Instagram) https://www.twitter.com/jaltucher (James on Twitter) Connect With Nick Nanton:http://www.nicknanton.com/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/Nicknanton (Facebook) http://twitter.com/nicknanton (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicknanton (LinkedIn) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWOvnpNMTX4pKVIi234pOTg (YouTube)
Nov 16 2020
45 mins

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