“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ― Sigmund Freud

Ep #177:  James Schramko, Super Fast Business

Ep #178:  John Whiting, Infinite Leads

Ep #179:  Steven Eugen Kuhn, H.I.T.

Ep #180:  Alan Burak, Never Alone Capital

Ep #181:  Nicole Deboom, Skirt Sport

Welcome to Week 35 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Colin speaks to some of the world’s most insightful and successful people 5 days per week. The goal of this show is simple. To show you how these people think, act and the steps they took to get where they are today to hopefully inspire you to follow in their footsteps.

This show is for people who want to learn, who want to grow and develop and who are willing to lay it on the line and grind for what they want.

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.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 35

1. James Schramko was the General Manager at Mercedes Benz for 20 years. The last 2 1/2 years James was, on the side, building his online business.

It took James 9 months to make his first dollar. But after that point, things clicked and shortly after that moment, James was able to supplement his income, quit his job, and become a full-time entrepreneur.

James started and now runs Super Fast Business. James has helped over 2000 students discover how they can create six, seven, and even eight-figure businesses through his online communities.

2. John Whiting joins me today for the second time today on the Daily Grind. To hear John’s first episode on the podcast, please listenHERE.

Today, John shares some exciting updates and how he has been able to help hundreds of people help other businesses and entrepreneurs generate thousands of leads.

3. Steven Eugene Kuhn is a decorated U.S. Military combat veteran who turns failing business into success across Europe and the US. Steven has been handpicked to consult with some of the most influential people in the world about how to expand their brand, build value and loyalty and develop strategies for increasing beneficial relationships. Throughout his career, Steven has led international organizations, managed multi-continent projects, and coached executive teams in non-traditional ways that led to significant success across the board. Steven hails from Pennsylvania in the USA and served in the U.S. Army from 1986 – 1993 based in Germany. During his service career, Steven served one tour in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm as a Sergeant.

Upon discharge from the Army, Kuhn continued to live in Europe where he later became a best-selling author, a multi-country start-up and turn-around specialist, as well as a political consultant all while simultaneously completing his MBA at the prestigious Bradford University School of Business Management in Leeds, U.K.

There is “one thing” responsible for Steven Kuhns ability to create and maintain priceless relationships that allow him to live an extraordinary life. From being a bodyguard to celebrities like Mick Jagger, to working side-by-side with Andrea Boccelli and Olivia Newton John, to starting over 20 successful businesses and serving prominent clients as a business, political, and branding consultant in nine countries and across 15 different industries over the past 20 years; he owes it all to the application of Honesty, Integrity and Transparency. (H.I.T.) Steven will introduce you to H.I.T. and show you how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary.

4. Alan Burak considers himself an entrepreneur trader and coach committed to creating real positive breakthroughs in people’s lives. His journey started at age 13 when he opened his first business and with those revenues, he invested for the first time at age 15 in the stock market. A few years later he lost it all in the markets but this dark moment taught him how abundant and wealthy he was without a dime in his pocket. That mind shift made him understand that the power of the mind and the heart is priceless.

Today, he owns a multimillion-dollar asset management, and other few small businesses including an import-export wine/liquor business. In the last months, people have been asking him how he did what he did. That is why he is starting a personal brand company to coach and mentor anybody that wants to achieve anything they want in life in only a few steps.


5. Nicole Deboom is the founder of Skirt Sports – she started with the goal of helping women find strength, power, and happiness through running. Today Skirt Sports has expanded from its initial running skirt to a full line of inspirational women’s fitness apparel sold in hundreds of stores across the US and throughout the world as well as a huge focus on events as the main driving force for women to move their lives forward.

At age 16, Nicole qualified for the Olympic trials in the 100 M breaststroke. Although sh didn’t make the Olympic team that day she became a highly recruited college athlete, and six years later graduated from Yale University which was officially the end of her swimming career, and the beginning of the next chapter her life.

Fast forward Nicole pursued another sport, triathlon, with her husband Tim.

Nicole shares that story and how her athletic background has helped her in business and become the person she is today.

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.

The person that is staring back at you in the mirror is the one you have a relationship with. For some people this relationship can be negative. They sabotage themselves; they put limits on themselves, or they do not invest in themselves.”  By James Schramko

The willingness to be open-minded is a valuable trait. Some people like to argue with me early on because they really get attached to the time and effort they have put into something they started. They had an idea and keep pushing forward although all the signs are pointing forward that the idea is not viable. IF you are persistent and continue to take action in the wrong direction, this type of behaviour will not help you at all.”  By James Schramko

Thought of the Day:  “Focus on being relevant to your audience. If you are helping other people, and creating value for them you will be rewarded.”  By James Schramko


“In order to scale your business you have to be really really good at one thing. I wanted a business that was scalable so I had to have a conversation with myself and I asked myself “what am I really good at” and the answer was “generating leads”. As it happens, every online business is in need of leads. So I narrowed my offerings and then dug a little deeper to find out what my target market wanted to buy from lead generation and that was results-guaranteed lead generation. I am also very aware that very few companies offer this type of service.”  By John Whiting

 “Most entrepreneurs do not take responsibility for the growth of their business. They are looking for us to be their magic one shot pill. We can only offer them to be the fuel for their growth activities. They have to take responsibility for following up with these leads by: calling them, following up with them, proposing to them, texting them or emailing them.  They must be relentless if they want to build their business.”  By John Whiting

“I set the tone for my day doing 4 different things. I write in my 5-minute journal every morning. I write down my top 3 outcomes of the day that I want to achieve. I write down my top 3 intentions that I don’t want to forget and I write down 3 things that I am grateful for.  Then I write my goals down every morning. It helps me stay focused on what I want to achieve. I then categorize my financial transactions in my life. I want to know where every $ is going.”  By John Whiting

Thought of the Day:  Take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your entire life. Do not blame others. You are just hindering yourself and losing your power.”  By John Whiting


“Being or working behind a bar is the same as working behind a desk. It is all about the people and the culture.  Why do you go to a bar? You go to a bar because they know your name and you feel great going into these places. The same thing applies in the workforce. You feel great when someone uses your name. You introduce your guests. You empower them; you elevate them; you make them feel fantastic and you apply this principle when you lead a team.”  By Steven Kuhn

“Providership is the new leadership – is my new saying. Because if you look at what leaders do, they provide. They provide stability and good leaders provide meaningful impacts on people lives.”  By Steven Kuhn

“I joined a few tribes in my niche where I could add value. My tip for anyone out there who wants to be an influencer is to just give freely.”  By Steven Kuhn

Thought of the Day:  “I live by these principles – honesty, integrity and transparency. Honesty with yourself and transparency with the decisions you make leads to a by-product of integrity. Integrity makes you authentic and authenticity dictates your market value.”  By Steven Kuhn


“You should always invest in things that you understand. Invest in things that you think will add value to the future.”  By Alan Burak

In my experience, and I have failed many times. Ask yourself what type of trader you want to be. You need to have a strategy – a risk management strategy and a money management strategy. You can then start trading.”  By Alan Burak

“You have to have a lot of patience. I always carry a journal with me. Everything I do I write it down. I want to know why I did when I did it. I write down my emotions and the situation I was in when I made that move.”  By Alan Burak

Thought of the Day:   “Keep learning. As soon as you stop growing you are dying. You are more powerful than you think. Go out and make it happen.” By Alan Burak


When my body is fit and strong, my mind is just as fit. I feel sharper and more focused.”  By Nicole Deboom

“Like many things in life you have to be patient and look at the long term potential instead of looking for that instant gratification.”  By Nicole Deboom

“I knew when I started my company I really didn’t know what I was doing. I just took 3 miles at a time and I told myself if doors were closing along the way then it was a sign, but for me doors kept opening and I didn’t veer off course at least in the beginning. It is those little steps that add up to those great successes.”  By Nicole Deboom

“In the early days it was all about PR in print magazines. Now it is about building a community. We shifted from making products for women to a company that connects women through a shared passion for health and fitness.
We put a lot of focus on our ambassador program which is highly visible on Social Media. We now have 1,000 ambassadors who are avid consumers of our mission.”  By Nicole Deboom

Thought of the Day:  “You are not alone. You may feel that you are in your own bubble and no one can relate and it is too hard to reach out. The more open you are and willing to be vulnerable, the more help, acceptance and love you will find out there.”  By Nicole Deboom



To connect James Schramko visit his Website: superfastbusiness.com

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To connect with Nicole Deboom visit her Website: nicoledeboom.com  OR

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Suggested Readings:

Work Less, Make More: The counter-intuitive approach to building a profitable business, and a life you actually love by James Schramko

Built To Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What do Do About It by Michael Gerber

Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk by Denise Shull

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

The Fred Factor: How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by Mark Sanborn


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