The Strong Correlation Between a Healthy Love Life and a Healthy Bank Account

Alfred Edmond, Jr., a Veteran Editor at Black Enterprise, on Entering the “GrownZone”

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Black Enterprise magazine is marking its 50th Anniversary in 2020, dedicated to educating, inspiring, and uplifting readers.

The magazine’s founder, Earl G. Graves Sr., who passed away earlier this year, was already a successful entrepreneur when he began the magazine in 1970, and headed multiple businesses in his lifetime.

Unlike most other business magazines, the editorial staff at Black Enterprise often practice what they preach, simultaneously reporting for the publication and running their own outside entrepreneurial ventures.

This week, host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart speaks with one of the magazine’s longest-serving top editors, Alfred Edmond, Jr., about his successful business, A2Z Personal Growth Enterprises, aka GrownZone.com. GrownZone delivers “relationship education” to business owners who often don’t recognize the strong correlation between the success of their love life and the profitability of their companies.

Alfred’s book, Loving in the Grown Zone, co-authored with his wife and business partner, Zara Green, is a no-nonsense guide to making healthy decisions in the quest for loving, romantic relationships of honor, esteem, and respect.

The book will be of particular interest and help to anyone who has messed up when it comes to their romantic relationships.

Loving in the Grown Zone makes a wonderful graduation gift for high school or college students, allowing them to avoid the mistakes that so many couples make. You can purchase copies of the book here.

Photo: Alfred Edmond, Jr., GrownZone.com
Posted: September 7, 2020
Monday Morning Run Time: 56:43

 

Meet the Unheralded and Often Unnoticed Entrepreneurs Who Form the Fabric of Our Economy

David Sax Debunks Just About Every Stereotype People Have About Founders and Owners

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When you think of today’s entrepreneurs, who comes to mind: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, or Jeff Bezos?

Wrong.

Today’s entrepreneurs are the owners of hair salons, restaurants, car washes, jewelry stories, and tens of thousands of other small businesses and professional practices that comprise the modern economy.

In his new book, “The Soul of an Entrepreneur,” author David Sax debunks just about every stereotype people have about founders, including their backgrounds, motivations, and measures of success.

“David has his finger on the pulse of today’s entrepreneur, much as author Studs Terkel did in his seminal 1974 book, Working,’ says host Dean Rotbart. “Genuine entrepreneurs who hear this podcast will take comfort in knowing their dreams and struggles are shared by so many others, while nine-to-five workers will discover the truth behind the entrepreneurial myth.”

To order your own copy of “The Soul of an Entrepreneur,” click here.

Photo: David Sax, The Soul of an Entrepreneur
Posted: May 4, 2020
Monday Morning Run Time: 47:31

The Garage Sales Millionaire Returns with Fresh Ideas for Finding Hidden Treasures

Aaron LaPedis is a Master of Garage and Estate Sales, and Online Auctions

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Aaron LaPedis owns a fine art gallery in one of the swankiest retail areas of Colorado.

But paintings, sculptures, and limited edition prints are not all that fascinate Aaron, who is best known nationally as The Garage Sale Millionaire. For more than three decades, Aaron has hunted hidden treasure at garage and estate sales, as well as online auctions.

Whether you’re a treasure-hunting hobbyist or simply looking to offload some business, household, or collectible items you no longer want, Aaron can guide you how to buy and sell most profitably.

Back on Monday Morning Radio after a six year hiatus, Aaron shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart the unvarnished truth about becoming your own garage sale aficionado.

This week’s episode comes to you from the campus of The Wizard Academy, located in Austin’s renowned Texas hill country.

[Be sure to pick up a copy of Aaron’s garage sales “Bible,” The Garage Sale Millionaire.]

Photo: Aaron LaPedis
Posted: September 9, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 44 minutes 48 seconds

Learn the Mistakes – Yes, Mistakes – Made by Some of the World’s Most Successful People

Bestselling Author Skip Prichard on the 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

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If you want to learn how to do it right, a great place to begin is by studying what not to do.

Skip Prichard, a successful CEO and former head of publishing giant, Ingram Content Group, is a leading scholar of missteps and miscalculations.

For his Wall Street Journal bestseller – The Book of Mistakes – he’s condensed the hard-earned lessons he gleaned from interviewing more than 1,000 successful people – from Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – down to nine common errors.

Avoid these nine missteps, Skip tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, and you will achieve greater success than you ever imagined possible.

Photo: Skip Prichard, Book of Mistakes
Posted: April 1, 2019
Monday Morning Run Time: 33:47

Is Dave Thorell the Best Farm Radio Personality Ever?

Meet KRVN 880’s 41-Year, One-of-a-Kind Veteran Broadcaster

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Dave Thorell, at his KRVN desk.

Dave Thorell, at his KRVN desk

If you love larger-than-life personalities, you’ll enjoy hearing Dave Thorell’s colorful reflections on his career at KRVN 880 Rural Radio in Lexington, Nebraska.

Farmers and ranchers in the Midwest consider Dave Thorell as much a part of their daily routine as milking the cows, watering the crops, and planting seeds. Later this year, Dave will be inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Monday Morning Radio host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart and his photographer daughter Avital, drove to Nebraska to capture this broadcast legend in conversation and photos. 

Screenshot 2016-04-17 21.24.33To view Avital’s KRVN photo essay, click here.

To view Dean’s three-minute video report, click here.

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Problem Solved: A Smarter Way for Small Business to Fund Inventory

Kickfurther Creates A Unique Business-Financing Marketplace

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Success has killed more than a few companies that had plenty of orders, but not enough affordable funding to finance sufficient inventory.

Sean De Clercq and his company, Kickfurther, solve that age-old problem. Kickfurther is a unique business-funding marketplace in which investors – rather than taking equity in a company – actually purchase a share of its inventory. In exchange, the investors get a potential return on their money that trumps the stock market, mutual funds, and real estate.

Reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart brings his Monday Morning Radio microphone to Boulder, Colorado this week to take his own inventory of how Kickfurther is revolutionizing small business financing.

Video: Watch Dean and Sean in a video version of this week’s Monday Morning Radio

 

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Posted: February 8, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 10 seconds

The Fine Art of Inspiring Creativity: Survey Results No One Expected

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Gerlach, Founder iQudo

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Robert Gerlach, a global expert on organizational creativity, has taught companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and BASF the fine art of inspiring creativity.

Robert_GerlachBased in Stuttgart, Germany, Robert’s company – iQudo, recently conducted a landmark survey in the U.S. to discover the secret ingredients of company-wide creativity. The results were not what anyone expected.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart, Robert offers some of his best tips on how to inspire your business to be more creative.

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Posted: January 18, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 39 seconds

The Antiquated Art of Face-to-Face Communications

Dr. Cheryl Bauman, Author, Just Say It

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Dr. Cheryl Bauman is a global evangelist for face-to-face communications.

In this increasingly digital age, Dr. Bauman, author of Just Say It, is reintroducing the world to the many benefits of holding face-to-face meetings – and sharing her insights on how to make those interactions even more successful.

To demonstrate her point, this week Dr. Bauman joins reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart via a Skype video call, so you can both see and hear her business communications insights.

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Posted: November 16, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 32 seconds

This Business Treasure Hunter Unearths Hidden Leaders

Scott Edinger – The Edinger Consulting Group

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Scott Edinger is a business treasure hunter.

edinger_croppedAs head of Edinger Consulting Group and a contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review, Scott excels at helping business owners and executives unearth potential leaders in their midst – the kind of men and women who are crucial to long-term success, but don’t fit the conventional mold of executive-track employees.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Scott and host Dean Rotbart go prospecting for business leadership gold. Which treasures might you be overlooking?

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Posted: February 16, 2015
Run Time: 31 minutes 48 seconds

If You Don’t Remember What You’re About to Hear, You’re a Perfect Candidate for Listening Impact

An Interview with Marian Thier

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Immediately after you listen to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio, how much of what you heard will you retain? About 50%. Two days from now, that percentage will plummet to 25%.

Learning to become a better overall listener can provide you and your business a strategic edge, which is why this week’s guest, Marian Thier and her company, Listening Impact, are in such great demand. Marian specializes in helping companies and business leaders make great listening a part of their business DNA.

(For those of you who weren’t paying attention, let us repeat this: Tune in to Monday Morning Radio this week and you’ll discover ways that you can listen and profit now.)

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Posted: February 9, 2015
Run Time: 29 minutes 51 seconds