“The best way to get good at something is to just do it”.

Ep #162:  Emily Williams, I Heart My Life

Ep #163:  Alex Berman, Experiment 27

Ep #164:  Chris Buttenham and Kristian Borghesan

Ep #165:  Brandon Bruce, Cirrus Insight

Ep #166:  Roy Redd, The Success Magnet

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 32 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

Week 32

1. Emily Williams is a success coach, entrepreneur, and author with a seven-figure business who, at one point, couldn’t get a job at Starbucks.

After experiencing a quarter-life crisis, she moved from Ohio to London (where she knew no one!) and in 2014 launched her business, I Heart My Life. She made $442 in her first month—and then went on to hit six figures in six months, before her 30th birthday. She grew it to seven figures in under 18 months.

Today, she works with female entrepreneurs all over the world, helping them bust through the obstacles that hold their dreams and goals hostage so they can free themselves to live the lives they want, build their own online business and hit their money goals. She’s been featured in Money, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Forbes and Success Magazine.

2. Alex Berman is the co-founder and Chairman of Experiment 27. Alex is responsible for generating millions in B2B sales for his clients.

He also creates weekly videos to help agency owners grow their business and bring in more revenue by teaching them how to optimize B2B sales cycles and put inbound marketing strategies in place and has over 13,000 YouTube subscribers. He’s also a former director of marketing at the 60-person, three-time INC 5000 agency in NYC and a member of YEC.

3. Kristian and Chris met to reach one common goal: openly share our struggles, unmask the stigma around failing and help other entrepreneurs do the same.

Entrepreneurship is tough.

They are building their companies in the open and are excited to share our experiences with you along the way and introduce you to some of the most influential entrepreneurs around the globe, who will do the same.

Kristian is the co-found BRÜHA, a company changing the way people interact with their local community where he heads growth & marketing.

Chris is a serial entrepreneur, Chris is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Obie.ai. A proud 500 Startups alum, this company is changing the way teams access their collective knowledge and documentation.

4. Brandon Bruce grew up in a tiny California town of 800 people where he only had one classmate at a school with no running water. He went from these humble beginnings to now co-founding and growing Cirrus Insight to $12 million in annual revenue, 65 employees, and #41 on the Inc. 500 list.

Cirrus Insight is the highest rated platform of all-time for perfectly connecting Gmail and Outlook with Salesforce. Since launching in 2011, it’s been a roller coaster of success and setbacks, and Brandon’s philosophy for operating Cirrus is similar to his love of competing in 500+ mile ultra-endurance races – you aren’t going to win at the start or in a sprint at the end. Success is a war of consistency and persistence, and he has always enjoyed that.

Brandon has grown Cirrus as a lightly-funded distributed company via scrappy tactics in the same industry as billion-dollar software companies and competitors with tens of millions in funding. Today, Cirrus is in the middle of their biggest challenge yet – pivoting for the first time in seven years after losing their primary marketing channel as the #1 app on the Salesforce AppExchange.

5. Roy Redd is a performance coach who works with pro, college, and high school athletes to dramatically increase tangible, measurable, and physical results. After a realization that he wasn’t the person he wanted to become at 25, he became revitalized and went from homeless and broke to a house owner making 6-figures.

Roy is a speaker, author, and performance coach who works with high-level athletes to change their mindset to change their performance.

Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

“I sucked at sales and I couldn’t close any deals on the phone for a period of time. I received 54 nos. But I had this hunger for this vision and this movement that I wanted to create so I invested in a coach. I was working 80 – 100 hours per week to get my business off the ground.”  By Emily Williams

I do a lot of money mind exercises. We have the capacity to take on a certain level of wealth. I offered packages at a lower rate when I started just to raise my confidence level. If you are not confident on the phone with the price you are selling your services for then people can feel that energy.”  By Emily Williams

“Thought of the day – I believe that everything that you desire is meant for you and possible.  I believe there are plenty of things that you are not interesting in doing and that you don’t care about and you easily let those go but for some reason people feel scared about what their true desires actually are  and what it means for them now  and in the future. Listen to those whispers. If you feel called to do something like start a business, then honor that feeling because these desires were probably meant for you.”  By Emily Williams


“If you need to surround yourself with like-minded individuals then listen to podcasts, they really help.”  By Alex Berman

We had to learn to say No to our clients. One of our services is providing cold emails. We reach out to CEOs to book meetings with people they probably wouldn’t meet otherwise. We tried at one point to systemize this process too much. IT broke down when we were allowing our clients verbatim to write their own cold emails. If a client knew how to market themselves they obviously wouldn’t need our services. We had to believe in what we were offering to them and the expertise we had over them. They hired us for a reason so there were times we had to learn to say NO to our clients.”   By Alex Berman

“Thought of the day – The easiest way to cure anxiety is to take action.”  By Alex Berman


We are an event platform for specifically on the ticket and registration side of events. This platform helps event organizers sell tickets for their events. We just created this cool plugin called PROMOTER that can now connect event organizers with local event promoters.”  By Chris and Kristian

“We have had a lot of failures. We have learned. Your past experiences mould you into becoming a more self-aware person. When you expose yourself to different things and experiences you will fail and succeed; But whatever the outcome you will become a better person.”   By Chris and Kristian

“Two Thoughts of the day – If you want to find out for yourself you can google it or you can ask someone. If you really want to find out then you need to experience it yourself. Everyone perceives things differently.”
And another – “Going through hardships creates resilience and learning opportunities.”  By Chris and Kristian


“We make software that is used by sales team that uses Salesforce along with Gmail and outlook. We connect these two cloud platforms that use Salesforce on the customer relationship management side and Gmail or outlook on the email and calendar side. We save sales reps a lot of time by doing everything on one screen.”  By Brandon Bruce

“Look around town and talk to other people that are already in the game. Learn from them. Work for them.”  By Brandon Bruce

“Thought of the day – If you want to be good at something you need to put the time into it and you need to keep being curious.”   By Brandon Bruce


“We are already ready to perform at our highest levels right now in this moment but we are bounded by ideas, bounded by past experiences and a certain language that keeps us from performing how we can right now. When you release those bounds you naturally perform at your highest levels.”  By Roy Redd

“Whoever has the most certainty in the moment will always win every single time.”  By Roy Redd

“If you increase your integrity then you will perform at your highest potential. In other words, be true to yourself.  A lot of times we say we are going to do things and we don’t do it. To be complete you must be complete with your word. Do what you say, do it on time and do it the way you know how to do it.”  By Roy Redd



To connect with Emily Williams:  visit Emily’s Website: iheartmylife.com or connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iheartmylifenow/?ref=br_rs  OR Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iheartmylifenow/

To Connect With Alex: Cold Email Content: b2bsalestraining.org OR visit his Website:

Alex’s Website: experiment27.com

To connect With Chris and Kristian: Check out Their Podcast: The Art Of The Fail or email them directly at info@theaotf.com.

To connect with Brandon: Brandon’s Company: Cirrus Insight or his email: brandon@cirrusinsight.com

Or connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonbruce/

To Connect with Roy visit his Website:  royredd.comor or connect with him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roy_redd/

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Suggested Readings:

How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold

The Big Leap   by Gay Hendricks

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle

The Success Magnet: Cultivate the 5 values that attract success by Roy Redd

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Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26 and Week 27! And Week 28 and Week 29 and Week 30 and now Week 31

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