Mike DeNardis is one of the owners and founders of the Raleigh Flyers, a professional ultimate Frisbee team in the AUDL. Mike has been intimately involved with Ultimate Frisbee for over twenty years and a player and coach. He has coached youth, college, and club, most recently leading both The University of North Carolina’s men’s team Darkside and the men’s club team Ring of Fire out of Raleigh.
Mike grew up in Chicago, Il and currently works as an Energy Derivatives Broker in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mike’s Challenge; Use your history and knowledge base to innovate in whatever endeavors you take on.
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If you liked this interview, check out my AUDL interviews, including episode 204 with Tim Held where we discuss getting into the AUDL from day one, the challenges of running the Indianapolis Alleycats, and his plans for the future.
Mark has been an active real estate investor since 2004, so he brought a wealth of knowledge with him when he founded Luxmana Investments in 2011. He started out as a part-time investor––holding a full-time job in high tech––and his passion for real estate enabled him to escape the rat race of Corporate America.
Prior to Luxmana, Mark succeeded in multiple development projects in the trendy Highlands and Berkeley areas of Denver, Colorado. Since then, he's acquired dozens of residential and multifamily income properties through Luxmana Investments LLC, which he founded in 2011, and Peak Margin Partners LLC, which he co-founded in 2013.
Mark has successfully overseen the operations of his own assets, and that of other investors, in Colorado, Texas, Florida and Illinois. This includes his active involvement with MBP Capital and Catalyst Multifamily Management—a highly successful multifamily investment, management and brokerage firm. During this tenure, Mark has had property management oversight of his Dallas area multifamily portfolio, while assisting with acquisitions and dispositions of assets as well.
Real Estate Book Recommendations
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Advisor Series
Mark’s Challenge; Learning leads to taking action. Take some sort of action today. You can analyze real estate deals at BiggerPockets.com.
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If you liked this interview, check out episode 80 with Jason Hartman where we discuss real estate investing.
206 Aaron + Ashley talk Asia
In this episode I interview my girlfriend, Ashley.
We’ve been living the digital nomad lifestyle for a quarter of a year and reflect on the great food we’ve eaten and the lessons we’ve learned.
We want to hear from you. Questions? Recommendations? Let me know.
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If you liked this interview, check out the first time I interviewed Ashley in episode 98 about mistakes people make on Snapchat.
205 Josh Elledge, Mastering PR, Serial Entrepreneurship, and the Need for Empathy
Josh Elledge is the Founder of Angel of SavingsAngel.com, which bolsters the buying power of the average U.S. family by combining technology, coupons and smart thinking for extreme savings on household consumables and everyday items.
He is also the Founder of upendPR, a software as a service / membership-based website providing step-by-step video coaching, live training, direct access to over 1 million media contacts, media monitoring for ongoing story-ideas, agency-level journalist inquiry monitoring, ongoing pitch creation, and impactful consulting for entrepreneurs and startups seeking to exponentially increase sales & traffic.
Through his work with SavingsAngel.com, Josh has emerged as one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings. Josh’s technologic tinkering cut his family of five’s monthly grocery bill by half, to $300, and created SavingsAngel.com, the most comprehensive coupon and sale matching service available. SavingsAngel.com has become a major operation employing up to 50 employees and grossing more than $5 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising spent.
Through the years, Josh has consulted dozens of successful entrepreneurs – assisting them in creating the same sort of success he’s earned. That consulting eventually led to the creation of upendPR.com – which is designed to consult with and provide the tools for entrepreneurs who want to dramatically increase their own sales by attracting the perfect audiences without the typical expense associated with a PR firm.
Josh’s Audiobook Recommendations
The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Free Twitter Course
Josh’s Challenge; Spend the next 30 days building your authority, then ask for feedback.
Aaron’s Book Recommendation
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others Paperback by Daniel H. Pink
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Tim is owner of the Indianapolis AlleyCats, who have a five year record of 41-33 in the regular season and a 1-3 record in playoffs.
Indy is one of the "original eight" teams that started the league in 2012. Only Detroit and Indianapolis are still in existence.
Tim has been in the sports licensed sports business for over 20 years. The AlleyCats are his first experience in the sports entertainment business.
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If you liked this interview, check out all of my other AUDL interviews.
203 Damion Lupo, Alternative Financial Products and Total Control of your Finances
Over the last quarter century Damion Lupo has started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, a precious metals firm, a venture capital company, a financial consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate investment and development companies. He’s also the founder of Yokido, his own martial art and holds 3 other black belts.
Damion has published 5 books and is a sought after financial consultant for accredited investors and business owners. Using a vast knowledge of financial markets, money psychology and pattern recognition he’s an expert at quickly diagnosing hidden financial cancers with clients and their organizations and rewiring both for success. Damion’s personal philosophy centers on Self Responsibility and a conviction that the only path to freedom is through candor, growth and a big vision.
That big vision ideal is what drove him to found Total Control Financial in 2016 and design everything around 10X growth and 10X impact for the client, the team and the shareholders.
Damion’s Challenge; Ask yourself, “What is true?” and grab Damion’s book and try out the exercise.
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Jon Westenberg is an entrepreneur, a passionate creative and a business and transformational consultant. He started his first company at 18, walking off the grill of a McDonald's to create a music management company. Since then, he has worked with startups, spoken at events across the globe and completed consulting contracts for major corporations.
He as recently risen in profile with prolific writing on Medium.
Jon’s Book Recommendations
Life After God by Douglas Coupland
The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter by Joseph Farrell
Jon’s Challenge; Push the time when you first look at your phone each day back by one hour.
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