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Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Jan 13, 2017

Justin Constantine is a former Marine and attorney and is now an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. He survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Iraq. He recently completed his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines.

 

What You Will Learn In This Episode

  • The harrowing story of how Justin Constantine took a sniper bullet to the head and how he faced recovery.
  • Why your company wants you to be a leader and what you can do about it.
  • What the Marines taught Justin about leadership and how that applies to technical professionals.
  • How to design the perfect life for yourself and who can help make it a reality.
  • How you can avoid being bounced around like a pinball and determine your own path to success.
Nov 21, 2016

CEO Justin Deese is a highly sought-after business strategist, visionary, and self-made entrepreneur. He simultaneously built three flourishing in-home service companies in multiple states, is a certified E-Myth Business Coach, and is an expert at helping fellow business owners structure and manage their companies for maximum profitability.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/justin-deese-motivation/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why employees feel like a failure when their company goes out of business.
  • How writing a vision statement for your business is like turning on the GPS in your car.
  • Why Justin wrote his own eulagy and how that affected him.
  • What causes entrepreneurs to get hung up and the steps they need to take to start making progress.
  • The process to shift from business operator to business owner.

 

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Nov 14, 2016

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But for many technology professionals and entrepreneurs, the fear of failure is what guides their actions (or inactions).

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/anxiety-of-failure/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why a career in software development is like taking finals in a subject you don't understand. Every day.
  • What anxiety does to our health and body up to 6 months after the anxiety is gone.
  • The different types of failure that technical professionals worry about.
  • The biggest fear that entrepreneurs have.

 

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Nov 7, 2016

Dinesh Kandanchatha is a founder, mentor, speaker and—above all else—entrepreneur. He encourages founders to ask the right questions, navigate challenging decisions, and find those tough answers that are sometimes difficult to face. Dinesh, who has built, bought, sold, led, and/or invested in over 13 companies, knows what it takes to transform a business.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/dinesh-kandanchatha-motivation/

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • The difference between the tenacious from the hobbyist.
  • Why the binary motivated / unmotivated thinking is the incorrect state of mind.
  • How to measure your value by the obstacles you've overcome.
  • Why the right support group is critical to your continued success.
  • How to achieve your big hairy audacious goal by forcing yourself to be authentic.
Oct 31, 2016

Michal Stawicki spends his days in IT and moonlights as a writer, but he hopes one day to turn his writing into a full-time passion. He calls himself a progress fanatic.

Michal writes about how to 'expand beyond your limits' so you can regain control over your life (based on his personal experience). His mission is to help people change their lives… even if they don’t believe they can.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/michal-stawicki-motivation/

What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • What options you have when your "safe" career suddenly ends.
  • How long it takes to become successful.
  • The amount of time it really takes to write a book.
  • The importance of a support group and accountability partners and where to look for them.
  • What to do when the motivation ends.
Oct 24, 2016

This is Part 1 of the free 7-part audio and email course Starting Your First Business.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/business-motivation/

What You Will Learn In This Episode

  • Why we don't start a business (even when we want to).
  • The excuses we tell ourselves that prevents us from chasing our dreams.
  • How are fear of failure is backwards and why we need to fail faster.
  • The reason why I became more miserable after several promotions and raises.
  • How to get 4 hours of free business training.
Oct 17, 2016

Wes Pinkston is an entrepreneur focusing on building and executing digital strategies. He is a leading Social Media and Digital Marketing consultant for real estate agents and brokers. He was recently named a Swanepoel Top 20 Social Media Influencer in Real Estate and is an Inman News Contributor and Ambassador.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/wes-pinkston-motivation/

You Will Learn

  • How our compulsive Do, Do, Do culture affects us.
  • Why very successful people sometimes feel unsatisfied and void.
  • Where to find the answers to your internal questions.
  • How to achieve amazing results by having conversations with people.
  • What our "monkey mind" is and how to put it in check.
  • You mind is complex and your emotions are deep. So are your colleagues.
  • How to create meaningful relationships through social media.
Oct 10, 2016

An All-American kid growing up, Tanner Gers is a man who’s been forced to reinvent himself over and over again throughout his life, but the biggest reinvention was moving forward after waking up in the hospital totally blind. Since that day, Tanner has influenced the world as the host of the Creative Success Show, at CreativeSuccessShow.com, on his health and fitness blog,  ABSolutelyLean.com, as a professional speaker, author, and a US Paralympian. Tanner finds the fuel to achieve more and do more through fulfilling his big mission in life; help people across the world achieve their potential in every aspect of life, regardless of circumstance.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tanner-gers-motivation/

 

What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • How adversity and failure is going to affect you, whether you are ready for it or not. Find out how to handle it.
  • Why other people project their "glass ceilings" onto you, and what that means to you.
  • What to do about overly negative people in your life.
  • How Tanner helped other blind people by standing up for his rights to his own education.
  • What tech pros can do to improve the accessibility and usability of the software they build.
Oct 3, 2016

Career Hyperdrive Course: Day 1

The Career Hyperdrive Course is a free 7 day email and audio course for technical professionals to help launch your career into hyperspace. Each module in this course is designed to help you overcome a major barrier to your career growth.

Here's what you're going to get out of the course.

  • The motivation you need to overcome your biggest career obstacles and navigate asteroids.
  • Productivity tips to help you crush it at work without killing your personal life (leaving more time at the cantina).
  • Jedi mind tricks that will build your respect and influence across the organization without needing to move into a management track.
  • A droid masterclass that’s going to guide you through the process of selecting the right technology for the right problem, every time.
  • Social engineering hacks to break into the elite inner circles and get a seat at the Jedi Council.
  • A strategy that will raise your value (and salary) within your organization and increase your reputation and negotiation power across the galaxy.
  • The peace of mind to unplug from the job without the guilt of leaving your friends to fight the Death Star on their own, or the fear and anxiety of being pursued by bounty hunters.

 

The audio lessons are available to everyone, but the action items and homework are exclusive to the students who subscribe to the email version of the course. (Hint: If you don't take action and do the homework, you're probably not going to change anything.)

 

Click here to enroll in the full course. It's completely free.

 

Module 1

How to Get Excited About Your Career Again Without Looking For a New Job

 

Here's what you're going to learn in the first module of the Career Hyperdrive Course.

  • The reason why we hate most Mondays.
  • What it feels like to look forward to Mondays and how to achieve that feeling consistently.
  • A small hack for your mindset that will lead to a massive difference in the amount of impact you will achieve at work.
  • The story of my personal struggle with motivation after my career had plateaued and what happened after I reconnected with my true internal desires.
Sep 26, 2016

Kindle Rashod is a motivational hip-hop artist targeting other creative artists and entrepreneurs. His brand involves more than just making music. Through blogging, writing books, podcasts, and videos, Kindle wants to provide information on motivation, productivity, innovation, and faith.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/kindle-rashod-motivation/

Key Takeaways

  • Most people don't have the mindset to be motivated and become successful.
  • Successful business leaders, motivational speakers and best-selling authors put a lot of emphasis on having the right mindset.
  • Unmotivation is a gradual thing. You can become comfortable at the level you're at and stop moving forward.
  • emphasis on attitude about the world
  • Prepare your mind and body for success.
  • You are the company you keep. If you hang around unmotivated people, you will be unmotivated.
  • Stop watching television to increase your productivity.
  • Medidate on images of goals. Print out pictures of black checks, money, pictures of audience.
  • Write a life plan (business plan for life). Describe what it is you want.
    • How do you want to be mentally? How do you want to grow your mind, education, think stronger or faster?
    • How do you want to be physically? Do you want to grow muscles or build strength?
  • Create a supportive environment.
  • Whatever your goals are, make it 10x.
Sep 19, 2016

Jason Burt owns Evolve Holdings LLC and has over 20 years of leadership and cultural change experience based on learnings from working with Toyota (TPS/Lean).  Jason has worked in many industries and has been able to use his learning to help guide many companies to increased profitability through implementation of the Toyota philosophies.  Jason has worked in hundreds of companies and industries ranging from Aerospace (Metal Fabricators) to Commercial Farming (Farm & Distribution).

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jason-burt-motivation/

Key Takeaways

  • Breaking up with a business partner is a lot like breaking up with a spouse.
    • The emotions are high, the assets get split and you need to talk to a lawyer.
    • You need to make a decision on what to do next. Do you carry on with the business, start it over or get a job somewhere else?
  • If you decide to move forward with the current business, you need to re-evaluate the priorities.
    • Reach out to existing clients and let them know what is going on. Take care of their needs.
    • Start hustling for new clients and ensure the revenue can quickly grow back to a sustainable level.
  • Even if selling is not comfortable for you, you can accomplish anything when you are backed into a corner.
  • Once you are taking action and being productive then you'll be more able to calm down and adjust to the new conditions.
  • The greatest demotivator to employees inside a struggling company is not knowing what is happening and how it will affect their jobs.
  • Be true to yourself.

 

 

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Sep 12, 2016

Andreas Jones is the Founder of Combat Business Coaching, #1 Bestselling author of Business Leader Combat, marketing strategist, business growth expert,contributor at The Huffington Post and army combat veteran. Andreas works with small and medium-sized companies and help them build meaningful businesses so that they can have more profit, fans and freedom.

Who notes at http://hellotechpros.com/andreas-jones-motivation/

Key Takeaways

  • You can't do anything meaningful all by yourself. Put a team in place.
  • When you aren't seeing results, it's easy to beating up and questioning yourself.
  • Search for the perfect mentor who can help you through the difficulties.
  • Success is not convenient and opportunity knocks at inopportune times.
  • Don't use unfortunate situations as an excuse to limit your dreams.
  • If you say yes to your dreams, you have to say yes 1000 times. The first yes is the first step.
  • When you're struggling with imposter syndrome, push through the mental struggles every day.
  • Speed to market is critical.
  • Understand what your clients are looking for and streamline your services to meet their needs.

 

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Sep 5, 2016

Ben Bostic is an experienced, cross-industry Software Executive & Product Architect. Survivor. Artist. Life is my favorite medium. Every day is a blank page. Wanderlustful.

Ben was one of 155 survivors on the US Airways Flight 1549 from NY La Guardia Airport to Charlotte Douglas International which experienced an emergency water landing in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/ben-bostic-motivation/

 

Key Takeaways

  • Life changing events can lead to reflecting on life goals.
  • In survival-mode, your mind filters out things that aren't helpful.
  • When was the last time you looked at the safety card in the back of the seat on a flight?
  • In a life-threatening situation, your mind can flux back and forth between peace and anxiety.
  • Move forward to the nearest exit in front of you, rather than moving backwards down the aisle.
  • If all your worldly possessions are sinking to the bottom of a river, do you really care?
  • Survivor's guilt can affect everyone involved. It's questioning whether or not you could have or should have done anything different.
  • Try to live in the now. Don't worry about the past or regrets.
  • Have goals and dreams. Focus on building stronger relationships. Get rid of negativity and surround yourself with more positive people.
  • When life flashes before your eyes, will you regret the things you have yet to do?
  • The move "Sully" premieres September 9, 2009.

 

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Aug 29, 2016

Basel Farag is an iOS/Other Developer/Mentor/Tech Writer. He's been published in TechCrunch and the Simple Programmer and writes regularly on all things Swift/iOS and tech on his blog: garglingwithrazorblades.com. He regularly appears at iOS Development Conferences across the U.S. and the world, writes and speaks on topics surrounding Swift and Machine Learning/Scientific programming and is currently writing a book. Basel is the author behind the controversial "Please don't learn to code," and is vocal about the rights of marginalized communities in tech. He learned to code only a few years ago but he's achieved modest success regardless.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/basel-farag-motivation/

Aug 22, 2016

This is MY story.

Social Anxiety Disorder is real and it is painful. If left unchecked, it can lead to a life of misery. It almost destroyed my life. After reaching my rock-bottom, I started taking small steps towards a life I now LOVE.

If you are hurting, seek help. You can make small changes in your life that can lead to amazing results.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/suicide-social-anxiety-motivation/

Aug 20, 2016

Tate Hackert is the 24 year old brain-child of ZayZoon.com, a start-up looking to upend the payday lending industry. Tate proved himself as an entrepreneurial lender in the grittiest of sorts - lending out $250,000 of his own money between the ages of 16 and 23 - On Craigslist! Recently, ZayZoon was awarded the Payments Canada FinTech Cup and given an honorary placement in PayPal's FinTech Five.

 

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tate-hackert-entrepreneurship/

Aug 15, 2016

Greg Knapp is an author, speaker, coach, and for 20 years, a radio talk show host. He focuses on how the idea of purpose is crucial in every part of our businesses and lives.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/greg-knapp-motivation/

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Aug 8, 2016

Getting motivated is easy, staying motivated over the long term is difficult but achievable. You just have to focus on the vision of your future reality.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/how-to-achieve-motivation-longevity/

Key Takeaways

  • Sometimes we feel unmotivated. Life is hard.
  • You have to have a reason for doing what you do. Your WHY.
  • My WHYs are Family, Experiences, Financial and Health. What are yours?
  • Your WHYs can help bring you through the tough times.

 

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Aug 1, 2016

Indigo Ocean Dutton, MA is a Community Leader at Conscious Professionals Community for professionals of color, the host of Conscious Business Leaders TV (CBL-TV) and business strategy consultant at Awaken Business Consulting. She is also the founder of the Phone Buddies Online Peer Counseling Community and author of "Being Bliss." Her degrees include a BA from Brown University in International Commerce and an MA from the California Institute of Integral Studies in Counseling Psychology. She has served on the boards of several non-profits serving youths and also taught meditation to incarcerated teens. Her deepest commitment is to contribute to our social evolution as beings of love made physical.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/indigo-ocean-motivation/

 

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Jul 25, 2016

Jean Perpillant is the founder of Design Theory, which is a creative agency based out of Orlando, FL that creates great looking professional photography and beautifully functional WordPress websites.

Unfortunately, 23 of those sites got hacked over and over again during an 8 month period. This is the story of how he (and his business) survived.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jean-perpillant-motivation/

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Jul 18, 2016

Ron Drotos was an accomplished musician with 15 years of experience who sometimes felt the grind wearing on him until he got back in touch with that feeling of having fun he had as an amateur.

After a 30 year career of playing piano in the worlds of jazz and Broadway, New York City-based pianist and composer Ron Drotos turned his attention to online teaching. In 2012 he created the KeyboardImprov.com website to teach pianists all over the world how to improvise and play great jazz piano.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/ron-drotos-motivation/

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Jul 11, 2016

Derek Canas is an emulator DJ and Aids Activist as well as the creator of the #EndTheStigma Campaign. He survived 16 years undiagnosed after receiving bad blood from a donor in 1985. Derek refers to himself as battery operated due to having pacemakers since 3 months of age.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/derek-canas-motivation/

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Jul 4, 2016

Lisa Mothersille is a former flight attendant and Apple specialist. She is now a full time entrepreneur and travel enthusiast. Lisa just launched a flight discovery and booking app, Flight Life, to encourage more spontaneous travel and create more millennial world travelers.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/lisa-mothersille-motivation/

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Jun 27, 2016

Will Campbell found a "perfect fit" dream job that met his goals and lifestyle by being patient, socializing and saying no to "bad fit" cultures.

Will Campbell is the UK/US Community Manager for Inscouts. He's been working in the startup scene in UK, Berlin and Vienna for five years. Will's been with Inscouts for 5 months growing their UK/US user base and building connections with opinion leaders on both sides of the pond.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/will-campbell-motivation/

Key Takeaways

  • Inscouts is a gamification experience for live sporting events.
  • Community managers are responsible drive users to a platform.
  • 40 hour/week jobs isn't for everybody.
  • Have respect for your own time. You won't fall off of the edge if you say no to overtime.
  • When asked to give overtime, ask how much does the team really need this task?
    • Are you critical for this task?
    • Is this an emergency situation or just the daily routine due to bad management?
  • When you're passionate about something, there are many jobs as options available, you just need to socialize your desires and be patient.
  • It may be a dream job but is it YOUR dream?

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Jun 20, 2016

After a medical emergency as an infant left him with cerebral palsy, Jason Freeman hated his voice until he realized that it is our uniqueness that makes us stand out.

Jason Freeman resides in San Diego where he is a public speaker and a Bravery Coach. Jason coaches his clients to express themselves with confidence, clarity and ease. Jason has a very unique voice, which we will let him explain for himself.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jason-freeman-motivation/

Key Takeaways

  • Sometimes when we get up to speak we get tongue-tied because we are nervous.
  • There are methods to navigate the nervousness and stress issues.
    • We can either deal with the nerves in a way that propel us forward or we can deal with it by shutting down.
  • Jason knew there was someting more for himself but was not taking any steps towards it
    • He was doing the best job he could but then going home and saying "I want more".
    • Then he would think "Oh no, that's too much work, I would fail."
    • His self-esteem told him to just stay with familiar stay with what you know, take what you can get.
  • Imposter Syndrome plagues many of us.
    • We don't believe we deserve anything more than we already have.
    • We don't believe that we are good enough to
  • If we aren't trying new things, we are a slave to the predictable.
  • Realizing that learning something even if the results don't turn out the way we expected is empowering.
  • Jason took yoga, which was a small step in gaining confidence and creating motivation and inertia.
  • The things that we hate about ourselves that we wish we could change, those are the unique aspects about us that make us stand out.
    • In business we are told to create uniqueness to differentiate ourselves.
    • When it comes to personal looks and habits we want to be perfect and fit in to the group.
  • Acknowlege the thought of limitation.
    • Example: Jason thought he wouldn't be taken seriously due to speech pattern
    • Acknowledge the thought and let it be. Don't argue with the thought or be mad at it or you'll be in war with your own thoughts.
  • What if people are drawn to us in posititive ways because of the very attributes that we are ashamed of?
  • Find the smallest next step instead of worrying about all the overwhelming things.
    • Go towards something challenging and exciting but not overwhelming.
    • If that step feels completely miserable then it will be frustrating. If the next small step is a little bit scary but somewhat fun, it's probably in the right direction.
    • Take the step.
    • If the step fails in your assessment, try a different step. Keep going until you find a step that is challenging that you enjoy that leads to more steps.
    • Momentum will carry you where you want to go.
  • Dreams are so powerful and bring so much joy. Go for your life, step by step.

  

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