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Engineer to Internationally Renowned Musician and Actor

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How does one go from a career in engineering to becoming an internationally renowned singer and actor?

My guest today is, Matt Westin from Pittsburgh, PA; who gave up a promising career as an engineer to be a country musician and actor. Starting from his very first single, his songs hit various international charts and he also will star as Johnny Cash in an upcoming film production.

He shares:

  1. How Matt went from having a career in Engineering to an Internationally renowned singer/actor?
  2. How to follow your passion even when logic goes against it?
  3. How a personal crisis could end up being a blessing in disguise
  4. What it takes to follow your passion (a fact that people rarely reveal)
  5. How your hidden genius can make you stand-out even in a crowded market
  6. 3 Keys to making your extraordinary project a success
  7. What to do if you can’t make your passion your job

and…as always…much more…

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Matt Westin

Internationally Renowned Singer/Actor

Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Matt Westin’s first single, “Our Redneck of the Woods” reached the IndieWorld Country chart and the European Country Music Association charts. Matt was also on the Top 200 International Country Artists chart. His second single, “Farm Town”also received international airplay and charting. Matt is the 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Male Country Artist of the Year. He recently appeared in the October 10, 2018 issue of Billboard Magazine as an Emerging Artist. His current single, “You Leave Me No Choice” is charting on the New Music Weekly and Airplay Today country charts. His album, “Legacy” is dedicated to the memory of his late father. Matt gave up a promising career as an engineer to be a country musician and actor. He will star as Johnny Cash in an upcoming film production

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How this Serial Entrepreneur is Transforming Veterans lives One Coffee at a Time

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How would you like to be a part of a business that gives back to the community as it’s core value?

Today my guest Jason Jean, a Veteran and Founder of Tattered Beans Coffee, who has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. He’s had his ups and downs, but he’s always found a way back. Now, Jason is focused on leaving a legacy by giving back to those who are willing to sacrifice everything. This is his story…

Today we talk about:

  1. How social platforms are distorting reality
  2. Military skills for business success
  3. How a personal challenge caused Jason to create a company that gives back to veterans
  4. How thinking outside the box made Jason win a project that many others failed at
  5. How doing your due diligence even when there are experts advising you, can put you at a better position

and…as always…much more…

About The Guest

Jason Jean

Veteran and Founder of Tattered Beans Coffee

Jason Jean grew up in Williamsport, PA. He comes from humble, hardworking beginnings. After an ankle injury cut a shot at college football short, Jason realized he needed more structure. His dad had been in the Army, and suggested enlisting. However, Jason took a different path and went into the Air Force, where he displayed quality leadership skills. After a severe knee injury, Jason was honorably discharged. Today, he focused on leaving a legacy by giving back to those who lay their lives on the line for our freedoms.

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How to Buy Property for $10 and Sell for 100x more

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Do you know how to buy properties for as little as $10 and sell for 100x more?

And how to get out of debt in record time by following a proven formula?

Today’s guest on Art of the extraordinary is Karen Ford who is a Master Financial Coach, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author who has coached people with a variety of money issues; from just $500 in debt to $800,000 in debt. She joins me to to share her knowledge an advice who’s interested in building wealth and creating financial freedom.

Some of the points we talk about are;

  1. How Karen bought real estate for $10 and sold for 100x more?
  2. How she turned a hidden innate talent into a career even without any prior experience?
  3. Difference between good debt and bad debt
  4. How to get rid of debt in record time, regardless of your situation
  5. How to turn your passion into a career

and much, much more…

Resources

Book – Money Matters

Website – karenford.org

Social Media – Facebook | LinkedIn

About The Guest

Karen Beth Ford

Master Financial Coach, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author

Karen is a Master Financial Coach, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author who has coached people with a variety of money issues; from just $500 in debt to $800,000 in debt. She has coached folks with up to 86 credit cards and taught them how to pay down and pay off those credit cards in record time.
Karen’s mission is to inspire others to rid themselves of debt, and build wealth. She encourages others to break the shackles of debt and gives valuable insight into building wealth so they can experience financial freedom!
Karen Ford’s #1 Amazon Best Selling Book “Money Matters” is a discovery for many.
This book is not only motivational, but practical.
She is an avid real estate investor, who enjoys buying, selling, and flipping properties. She has even bought properties for as little as $10 and turned a few dollars into thousands!
In “Money Matters” she provides keys to demolishing debt, shares how to budget correctly, and gives principles in wealth building.

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Undisrupted: How highly-effective people deal with disruptions

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Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to deal with any situation by looking at similar situations or people who have gone through similar things?

Today my guest is John Vespasian, who is the author of ten books about rational living. His books combine his passion for history, investing, and personal development. The purpose of his work is to draw practical lessons from history and learn from the wisdom accumulated over centuries of human experience. Today he joins us on the show to talk about his newest book, “Undisrupted: How highly-effective people deal with disruptions”.

He shares…..

  1. How John’s interests turned him into an author of more than 10 books
  2. Principals based on history that would work even now
  3. How thinking about the future has changed in the 21st century compared to thousands of years ago that puts us in more risk
  4. How to go through Disruptions with little risk
  5. How ‘Going All In’ can be a romantic fantasy that doesn’t work most of the time

and many more lessons……..

About The Guest

Author

John Vespasian is the author of ten books about rational living, including “When everything fails, try this” (2009), “Rationality is the way to happiness” (2009), “The philosophy of builders” (2010), “The 10 principles of rational living” (2012), “Rational living, rational working” (2013), “Consistency: The key to permanent stress relief” (2014), “On becoming unbreakable” (2015), “Thriving in difficult times” (2016), “Sequentiality: The amazing power of finding the right sequence of steps” (2017), and “Undisrupted: How highly-effective people deal with disruptions” (2019). Vespasian has lived in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and The Netherlands. His books combine his passion for history, investing, and personal development, reflecting his philosophy of rational living, productiveness, and respect for the individual. “The purpose of my work is to draw practical lessons from history,” he explains. “If you want to make good decisions, you have to look at the big picture, and learn from the wisdom accumulated in centuries of human experience.”

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How to Be Creative And Stand Out

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Do you know what is takes to become an award winning music artist?

Today my guest is Kristen Karma; a Pop music artists from Vancouver, Canada. Her music is fun and you can’t help but dance when you hear her music. She opened for one of the tours Grammy Award Winner Akon and 2 after parties for Lady Gaga, to name a few about her career. And today she shares the story about her journey…

She shares…..

  1. How Kristen got the gigs to work with artists like Akon and Lady Gaga
  2. How Kristen went from nothing about the music industry to writing and producing music
  3. The keys that would help you have a career that a lot of people are skeptical about
  4. How to pick the right team to have around you to push you forward
  5. How to believe in yourself more and make people fall in love with what you believe in
  6. Common mistake made by new artists who don’t understand how to get ahead
  7. What it takes to become a successful musician and what a lot of people take for granted
  8. How Kristen got to perform on Lady Gaga’s stage (a golden nugget)
  9. How to be creative and stand out in a crowded market
  10. How to succeed in the way that’s unique to you

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Award Winning Pop Music Artist

Kristen Karma’s music career has already blossomed in the pop/dance scene in her hometown of Vancouver. Now located in Toronto, Kristen Karma is no stranger to the ever growing music industry. Karma not only wields a certificate in Audio Engineering from Hot Sole Music, but has studied voice with Judith Rabinovitch, who has worked with the likes of Avril Lavigne and Sarah McLachlan.

Even though much of her formative years were devoted to a theoretical and exacting world of ballet lessons, Air Cadets, Military Marching Bands, and The Royal Conservatory of Music, some of the only evidence that remains of her past is the neon pink tulle that shoots out from under her black corset. It’s undeniable—Kristen Karma is a band nerd. But she is a band nerd who might punch you in the face for showing up late to practice.

Her current single “Party Heroes” has her hard pounding electronic dance sound that is sure to bring your to your feet. The clever constructed lyrics and catchy beats combined heavy powerful guitar solos will leave you wanting more. Already garnering rave reviews with the infectious sounds throughout, this sees Kristen moving into a new stage of her music career. Released in April 2019, the song reached the iTunes Canada Pop chart Top 20, peaking at #17.

In 2013, Kristen Karma was selected as one of two performers to play the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball After-party and open for Tour DJ/Lady Gaga BFF Lady Starlight in Vancouver. With rave reviews from her performance, she then went on to work with lil’Jon on her single “Sirens.”

In 2017, she opened for Grammy Award Winner Akon in Guelph, Ontario on his Canadian Promo Tour. Hot off the heels of her performance, Kristen was then approached and selected to play the Lady Gaga – Joanne World Tour VIP After-party once again in Vancouver after Lady Gaga’s performance at Rogers Arena.

Karma continues to wow audiences with her energetic live performances, and she does it all with a neon pink microphone in hand.

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Fastest Route From An Idea to Business

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What would you give, to shortcut your path from an idea to a successful business?

Today my guest is Tammy Sorrento, founder of Fireball Approves, a private investigation agency. She has 20 years of investigative experience in the insurance field and she shares her story in how she went from an idea to having a business almost overnight.

Some of the points he shares include:

  1. How a personal event lead to creating a business in a blue ocean market
  2. How Tammy started a business almost overnight without any business experience
  3. The fastest way to go from an idea to business when you don’t have all the resources yourself
  4. How to use your own experiences to build a brand that would serve the public
  5. One thing that she did from day one in the business that saved her from making the common mistakes that other entrepreneurs make
  6. Hurdles that come with a business in a completely new market and how to overcome them
  7. The mindset shift you need to go through in creating a successful brand/business
  8. How your journey till now will come in handy in future big-hairy-audacious dreams
  9. How to look outside the box for new opportunities
  10. How to create partnerships that would give you a competitive edge
  11. How you need to trust your heart to take you on the right path at the right time
  12. One piece of advice that propelled Tammy forward in business that you need to hear

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Private Investigator & Founder Of Fireball Approves

Tammy Sorrento has over 20 years of investigative experience in the insurance field. She has been a board member of the Jacksonville Claims Association for several years, serving as President and Treasurer. She created Fireball Approves Investigation Agency #A1800175 June of 2017. As a private investigator, her services are available nationally and she specializes in rental property verifications.

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How the Super Rich Manage Wealth

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Do you know the difference in how the super rich manage wealth compared to ordinary people?

Today my guest Will Rassman, a Wealth Adviser for the independent wealth advisory firm Centric Capital Advisors shares the strategies that they wealthy use to manage wealth that can be used by ordinary people. Because it’s not about how much you make, but how much you keep. And the super wealthy makes decisions different, strategize different and how they execute on those strategies is completely different to ordinary people.

Some of the points he shares include:

  1. The difference in how the super rich and ordinary people manage wealth
  2. How to craft your own wealth management plan based on the experience you want to have
  3. How the traditional portfolio management strategies don’t work in the information age
  4. Who is an Atlas Client & why you need to become one
  5. Why asking ‘why’ would get you rich
  6. How the experience is key to evolving any brand
  7. Impact a poor financial experience would have on your life
  8. Strategy diversification vs Asset diversification
  9. Importance in removing emotions from money
  10. Importance in taking a team approach to manage wealth

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About The Guest

Certified Financial Planner™ and Vice President – Wealth Adviser for the independent wealth advisory firm Centric Capital Advisors

William Rassman is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Vice President – Wealth Adviser for the independent wealth advisory firm Centric Capital Advisors. The Minnesota native began his career in NYC at Smith Barney in 2008. A former collegiate athlete, Rassman now lives in Los Angeles, where he volunteers with his dog, Gopher, and enjoys playing hockey and golf.

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Tighten the Lug Nuts

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Want to know about the key Leadership Principles that would make you thrive in any environment?

Today my guest Rocky Romanella, Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services, an experienced CEO, who led one of the largest re-branding initiatives in franchising history; The UPS Store, revolutionizing the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market shares the key leadership principles that would make you thrive as a leader under any conditions.

Some of the points he shares include:

  1. 2 pieces of advice that served Rocky throughout his long successful career
  2. Why you should follow through even when you’re not sure about your ability
  3. 3 key elements involved in balanced leadership
  4. How processes play a key role in having brand consistency
  5. How what you do when no ones is watching makes the biggest difference
  6. How most small business owners let their strengths become their weaknesses
  7. Things business leaders do that fail their own people and in return the brand
  8. How to make people to own solutions and feel like a part of something big
  9. How a giant like UPS change with the times to stay on top of the market
  10. Values vs Profits
  11. Symptoms of a business who doesn’t have a balanced leadership approach
  12. How Rocky gives Key Notes that wows to the audience without a doubt

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Founder and CEO of 3SIXTY Management Services

With over 40 years of Leadership experience Rocky delivers results by developing and implementing his Balanced Leadership Model across enterprise operations. This includes a laser focus on customer needs, employee empowerment and the demands of shareholders.

Rocky is an experienced CEO who led one of the largest re-branding initiatives in franchising history; The UPS Store, revolutionizing the $9 billion retail shipping and business services market. While leading The UPS Store, the network increased retail units, same-store sales by 5.8%, outpacing the National Retail Federation results of 4.6% during a recession.
He also led the integration of more than 20 acquisitions that became UPS Supply Chain Solutions and lead its improved financial performance, capabilities and global network footprint.
Rocky has the rare ability to see a clear vision of the changing business landscape, the passion to develop strategies, tactics and metrics to drive desired results. He does this through, 3SIXTY Management Services, a management consulting firm specializing in Keynote Speaking, Leadership Development and Consulting Services.

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Having The Universe on Your Side

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Do you know what it takes to become an international award winning artist?

Today my guest Ed Roman, Award-winning singer/songwriter and performer from Ontario, Canada, shares how he creates great music by blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres. His songs have been played on over 600 stations worldwide and he’s won many awards (Indie Music Channel, 2018 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist, 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist, to name a few) for his work.

He speaks about;

  1. How being dyslexic was the start of his music career
  2. How to use a craft (such as music) as a spiritual experience of life
  3. How do cut through the background noise & negativity
  4. Leaving space to let the universe come through you, to create
  5. How to keep going even when the world doesn’t agree with you
  6. What it takes to master a craft that you’re passionate about
  7. How life experiences beyond a child’s world shape your creativity
  8. How the Universe put things in your way to help you get to your vision, that you didn’t even know was possible
  9. How to use your creativity for a goal bigger than yourself
  10. Shine more by committing yourself & believing in yourself
  11. How the people around you play a big part in your life to the better and the worse

Resources

Website – edroman.net

Follow on Facebook | Red Omen Video | Twitter

About The Guest

Singer, Songwriter and Performer

Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. He is a December 2018 Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. The animated music video for the title track from his latest album, “Red Omen” has been shown at numerous film festivals around the globe. Ed is also a gentleman farmer, gardner and paranormal enthusiast.

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A Second Chance At Life – Hollywood, Acting & Mental Wellbeing

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Hollywood star?

Today my guest, Eric Morris, One of the most recognized acting instructors in the world (launched several Hollywood careers including Jonny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicholson) joins me to shares his expertise about what makes good actors become great. He shares stories about;

1. How he ended up helping launch careers of stars like Jonny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicholson.
2. How acting can help overcome challenges, negative experiences & trauma faced by all human beings
3. The difference between stars who makes it in Hollywood and who don’t
4. Other surprising famous professionals that uses acting techniques to stand-out from the competition. (this was a big ah ha for me)
5. Untold stories about the journey it’s taken big stars to make it in a profession with a lot of uncertainty and no guarantees
6. What it takes to be successful in any craft in the long-run
7. The one quality that made Eric to become one of the best Acting teachers in the world
8. A different way to look at actors and acting as a profession that is different to the common believes that makes good actors great
9. How to use acting techniques to help change your self-image, confidence and relationships.
10. The one thing that Eric has done over the past 6 decades that’s kept him growing and on top.

Resources

Website – ericmorris.com

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Book – A Second Chance At Life

About The Guest

Hollywood Acting Trainer, Author

One of the most recognized acting instructors in the world, Morris’ Career spans over sixty years with a series of eight books on the Eric Morris Acting System. As an actor, Morris has an accomplished portfolio of credits from stage, network television and major motion film. As a mentor, he has launched several Hollywood careers including Jonny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jack Nicholson.

Eric Morris has been teaching his unique acting system in Los Angeles, New York, and around the world for fifty-three years. His approach to acting is to teach actors “how not to act” but to become “professional experiencers.” While his techniques are solidly rooted in “the method” he has gone far beyond the original precepts of the Stanislavski system and so many of the practitioners of that approach. Eric has innovated a complete system that fulfills all the obligations of dramatic material. His system includes over three hundred exercises to liberate the actor to be “free to act.”

As an actor and instructor for almost sixty years, Eric has created hundreds of exercises and techniques designed to eliminate the obstacles, dependencies, traps, and habits that block the actor from functioning from an authentic, organic place. While developing his acting system, Morris discovered that his exercises can also benefit the participant’s mental health and well being.

In his 9th book “A Second Chance at Life Eric transforms his proprietary acting method into a therapeutic tool. By using the exercises in the book, readers can identify and repair their trauma, learn to express their emotions freely and enjoy a life of happiness and success.

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