Jim Riley has had the opportunity to work for and build some of the most successful brands in the world. Along the way he has learned to say “Yes” to opportunities that have come his way. Because of his willingness to say “Yes” he has enjoyed success, adventure, love, and the art of giving. It is Jim’s desire to help you understand how easy it is to say YES to opportunities that come your way and learn through real-life examples explained by his guests on the show. Say YES to this Podcast and follow along as Jim interviews people that were not afraid to say YES to opportunities in business and everyday life.Note: You will also be able to follow Jim’s story of recently launching Baja United Group - A Business with a Purpose. He will touch on his own success and trials as the business grows.
Are you too busy looking at what everyone else is doing? Its time to get lost in your city and how you can make a difference. Defund the police? I say FUND the police and give them the tools to be the best they can be... They have always been there for me, and even when I did'nt want them to be.
Driven by an indefatigable determination to make the world a better place, Chris is focused on helping people, and the organizations they belong to, pave the road to a more utopian world. He primarily does this by helping these like minded organizations build and champion themselves using their most powerful asset, their web presence. www.yokoco.com
Kyle Turley, former NFL star, unloads about the benefits of CBD and cannabis. He also talks about the crazy world we are al living in right now and how we should follow the science and the facts. I have to agree - we need to know our own truths. @kyle_Turley
Peggy Sulahain was the 100th Housewife on the very popular series RHOC on Bravo network. Not only do we get to talk to her about the show, but the real pleasure is to hear about her journey as a mom, wife, and cancer survivor. She is open, honest, and full of life in this intimate interview. It was a true pleasure to speak with Peggy and hear her story.
Listen in as Mark and Steve talk about there passion as backcountry hunters that have built a pack that they can use and prove to be the best in the business. They make packs with the hunters in mind!The Mission is to build the best mountain hunting packs available, provide the best service possible, and to do it all right here in the USA. Special guest - Kyle koehler
Its time to "Just Get Started"! Are you procrastinating the start of a major project or business opportunity? Now is the time to get going on your goals and objectives. We also talk about not being a part of the "Silent Majority" anymore and speaking up about our own feelings and desire to Make All Americans matter.
This is a great interview with Raquel Figlo as we "lighten" the mood and talk about music and women in business. She knows how to be driven and make the most of what she has been given. Raquel knows how to define a niche and create a sustainable business while following her passion for music. "For most, a job is a source of income, not of passion. But this isn’t the case for OC resident Raquel Figlo, who is lucky enough to be her own boss, and follow her passions: public relations, philanthropy, and heavy metal music." - OC Weekly '18"Raquel has brought her passion for building female communities and giving them a voice in an industry that is still mostly male-dominated. Raquel works hard to get her client’s talents recognized through networking, supporting the scene, and supporting other shows." - Myki Angeline of THEWIMN ' 19www.raquelfiglo.com
Sam Bakhtiar is a doctor, CEO, author, world-class bodybuilder, and multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He runs a fitness franchising business, The Camp Transformation Center, with 110 locations and two different supplement and nutrition companies. With a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in sports science and life science and a doctorate from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Dr. Bakhtiar has helped over one hundred thousand people transform physically and mentally. He specializes in helping people get to the top 1% in any and every aspect of their life. Dr Bakhtiar applies his business acumen and coaching to The 1% Club, helping others to become a 1%er by rising above. He is also the author of the popular books The Total Body Transformation Secrets and Becoming a One Percenter. www.sambakhtiar.com
Jennifer Longmore is the CEO of soul journeys, elite business coach, best selling author, podcaster and world-renowned as a leading authority on soul purpose.CEO: Serving over 100 countries around the globe, Soul journeys is your #1 place to learn how to read Akashic Records, align to your purpose, heal your money story and raise wealth consciousness and create purpose-driven businesses.Author: 3 time best selling author, Jennifer writes about soul acceleration, business success and healing your money story. Her expert advice has been featured in global and fox news. She is just about to release a new book: Money Made Easy.Coach: After more than 15 years and 30,000 sessions as a business coach, she has helped athletes, celebrities, CEO and many more to shine their light and enjoy the journey. Podcaster: Recording her first season of 7 figure club, the show is a high vibe of expert guidance to generate 7 figures and building sustainable wealth in a way that lights up your soul.
Do you know someone that is helping others during this pandemic? How about creating ways tp recognize those front line workers in "any" industry? Todays show we speak to Lori Livacich that has a great new way to say thanks to our "Hero's". Listen in as we talk about her project and how you can get involved. www.hero-pin.com
Brad is known for "dropping bombs" on his social media channels. I have personally been inspired by his rants and raves with large hints of wisdom. This is a great interview and introduction to Brad and his teachings. He is humble on the show but with a quick search into his background, he has worked with all the greats - Grant Cardone, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and the list goes on... www.lightspeedvt.com
Our lives get so busy that we forget about people that we care about. Take this time as we are in lock-down to reach out and re-connect. Its also a great time to support small business and think about helping those in our local areas. For me - I will be spending money with @patriot_trukworx this week.
Dennis Lewis. He is a master at digital storytelling, digital marketing, blockchain and cryptocurrency marketing. Having worked with multiple startup companies, he has greatly succeeded in many countries and has the ability to make complex projects easy to understand.Dennis is also CEO of Green Light digital whose propose is marrying data with creativity, backed by bulletproof technology.After winning many awards around the world and working with diverse partners, Dennis is now releasing his brand new book ‘Behold the cryptopreneurs’.
Do we get stuck in our old ways and become filled with "But's? Time to stop making excuses and get out there and do something. Today Justin and I are talking about recent books that are worth reading, getting off our own BUT's, and some great quotes to live by!
Dan Staton is a self professed Believer/Husband/Father/Hunter and lives every moment under those terms. Today Kyle Koehler (Local Montana Hunter and Great Guy) and I interview Dan to talk about how he turned his passion for hunting into a full time business. Often times we come to a cross-road of going "all-in" on a business that we believe in and leaving the comfort of a regular day job. Dan did just that and does not seem to be slowing down with Elkshape. Bonus topic of the show - if you want to start hunting, Dan gives me some great advice on what to do and not do. Please follow Dan on Instagram at @elkshape
Peter Taunton is a pioneer in the fitness industry. In 2003, he had a vision for Snap Fitness: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the impersonal, expensive big-box experience. Today there are Snap Fitness franchises in 2,500 locations in 26 countries.
Join me and my special guest Justin Farrington as we discuss having courage to live your best life. Ask yourself, if you could do your life over again. could you do it better? Many people would answers YES. Why wait, start doing your life better NOW! Have the courage to take the first step. www.livelifedriven.com
Travis took a career job and industry and turned it into a business for himself. Using gut instincts combined with a seasoned background in marketing and advertising, Travis jumped at the opportunity to see what he could do with social media to leverage the playing field for the companies he currently worked for.Over time, he mastered an effective social media strategy designed to create a vital difference in production and awareness for various brands with outstanding results (ROI). www.realtimeoutsource.com
Listen in as Justin Farrington talks about his journey with Andy Frisella's #75 hard program. Open up to the change that discipline can bring into your life through struggles. Don't let tough times dictate who you want to be or who you are.
Nurturing the ideology – It Starts With Your Mindset – Casanova Brooks held up strong when he hit rock bottom. He learned it the tough way in his early days when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer at the age of 15. Years later, he faced another devastating turning point in his life. Within a one week span, Casanova lost his mom, his home, and his job. Without nothing left but love and support from his wife and family, Casanova vowed to pick himself up and started internally focusing on a growth mindset. He went all in, with his back against the wall he kept fighting, and when his hard work finally was met with a great opportunity, the tables were turned. Not only clearing 6 figures as a real estate agent in his first year, on his first real estate investment endeavor, he cleared $41,000 in profit and has continued to build a successful portfolio.“As long as it’s a calculated risk, take it, don’t look back” – Casanova Brooks
Miramar uses hand-stamped inspirational coin jewelry, with pendants made from real US currency, in effort to make the world a better place! Although, there are dozens of premade designs and coin messages from which to choose, Mary wants each person to love their unique piece and for it to fit their style. The company originated from the idea that a coin found on the ground is a "penny from heaven" or a lucky penny. This is a perfect time to be inspired and filled with hope. www.mariamordesigns.com
A serial entrepreneur, Bill is passionate about helping small business grow. Bill started his first company at age 18, growing ProLaw Software into the largest law firm automation system for small and mid-size law firms. Joining the acquirer at Thomson Reuters, Bill joined the management team of the $2B West division, where he used the marketing sophistication of an industry leader to take a brand new offering to market, West km. Bill's goal at boomtime is to enable smaller businesses to more effectively compete with their larger competitors.
David Lee Jensen has Founded three successful start-ups: The Hiring Academy, Interview Blueprint and CR8 Entrepreneurs, all along his purpose to create a remarkable impact on the production and prosperity of the world.He is Author of the #1 Bestselling book The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret and also Hire Me Or Else: How to Land a Job You Love. He travels the world as a motivational keynote speaker focused on Culture, Team Building, Hiring, Leadership and Entrepreneurship sharing the stage with the likes of Steve Forbes, Tim Storey and Joe Polish. David shares his insight, inspiration and secrets to success, from growing a company to $2.5 billion in client sales to the entrepreneurial leap. His analogies on genius, hard-work, happiness and his story of overcoming personal adversity to get there are riveting. His expertise in hiring the right person, the first time and every time is applicable in every arena as “The people you choose will change the trajectory of your business... and life.” His clients include start-up entrepreneurs to Fortune 50, like Microsoft, NetApp, Domino’s, McDonald’s and an affiliate-partnership with Cardone University.David is currently presenting the CR8 Your Future Conference a two-day live event to help you become - or accelerate as - an entrepreneur. "We'll help you master your message, brand, package, and deliver your knowledge by utilizing strategies of already successful entrepreneurs. This is NOT a 'motivational' event; though you will be inspired! You will learn, workshop and implement actionable tools and leave this event knowing EXACTLY what your next steps are towards sharing your unique ability with the world and enjoying the freedom of entrepreneurship." find out more at www.davidleejensen.com
When an adventure starts as a child and turns into a business your passionate about. Kirk spent his youth traveling through Baja with his Dad exploring surf spots and great places to hang out. Eventually Kirk got the bug to start his own Mexican based business by launching his own tequila named after a famous Baja surf spot. "Be open, Be Present" www.abreojostequila.com
KC Chohan moved to the United States from his comfortable life in England. With a background in accounting and financial services KC add's value to all of the entrepreneurs listening that want to "scale up" and grow. KC also covers the discipline in understanding your own financial numbers and spreadsheets. This show will help you become a smarter business owner. www.togethercfo.com
Throwback to Dec ember of 2018: Tim Barnes from Boca Roja tours opens up about traveling with his group to Baja. Despite the news, his trips are alive and well and sometimes with less people at the border. This is a great show to learn how to plan a winter getaway to baja.
Billy Westbrook tells his story of driving down the 5 Fwy in California and using a Dead Bug on his windshield to launch the perfect business. This is a great lesson in how to start a consumer product from an idea to the shelf. www.scrubblade.com
Todays guests is the 31-year-old Leah Pruett whom closed out her third full season as a member of Don Schumacher Racing by securing a ‘top five’ finish for the third consecutive year. She kicked off 2019 with a runner-up finish in Phoenix during the second event of the year, and a win at Brainerd International Raceway in August helped her to qualify for her fourth consecutive Countdown to the Championship playoff run.Throughout 2019, Pruett pulled double-duty, competing in the full eight-event Factory Stock Showdown Series schedule while simultaneously competing in the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Behind the wheel of the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, Pruett, who had her sights set on defending her 2018 Factory Stock Showdown Series title, overcame a rocky start to close out the season with a runner-up finish at the Texas NHRA FallNationals. Today she talks about creating her "Yes" and how she succeeded along the way. Follow her on Instagram at @leahpruettTF
Eliseo Garcia and Pepe Guiza are two of the hardworking folks behind the scenes at the National Off-Road Racing Association. Their extraordinary organization and hospitality are what make the NORRA Mexican 1000 and NORRA 500 "The Happiest Races on Earth!"
The second edition of her book launched this week. In the book, Dr. Goldner helps each woman discover HER all, not "it all." The messages that have been sent to women is that you must become a senior-level leader or become the entrepreneur of a multi-million dollar company to be considered successful. Dr. Goldner thinks that each woman should feel comfortable in her own skin and define success in her own way, which is a very different value proposition than what is trending out in popular culture now. Alongside the book, Dr. Goldner allows her readers to participate in an online interactive course that will expand the coaching experience, increases the value, and the likelihood of success.
Amador Arteaga Sahagun is the Director of Proturismo de Ensenada. Proturismo is the local agency responsible for promoting all avenues of tourism-related to Ensenada. He is passionate about the Valle de Guadalupe, craft-beer, off-road racing and tacos of all types. Office of Proturismo de Ensenada Bouelvard Costero 540 Zona Centro, Centro 22800 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico www.proturismoensenada.org.mx 011-52-646-178-3317 GPS: 31.862151, -116.629026"
Many first responders enjoy a great schedule with 4 on and 3 off or some version that. Many choose to take the time off and work around the house or relax after a long week. Not Kyle, this man is on a mission to help keep first responder vehicles on the road through his business Response Equipment Specialist and Patriot Trukworx. He has also created new jobs and business opportunities in the small town of Columbia Falls, Montana. If you are looking for ways to start a second business around the job you love, this is a great interview full of advice.
As a young girl, Sarah Beck began traveling to Baja with her family to escape the drizzly Oregon winters. After several trips, they decided to put down roots and moved to San Juanico. A few years later, while surfing at dawn, she met her future husband -and a Baja love story was born. In our conversation, Sarah shares her deep passion for the people and the places that make the Baja peninsula so unique. Follow this self-proclaimed Baja loving mama @a_moms_guide_to_traveling_baja on Instagram."
79-year-old Pete Springer has been traveling to Baja for over 60 years. He attended the1969 Mexican 1000 as a spectator, raced a home-built single-seater in 1970, and won the Baja 1000 in 1973! In this interview, he shares tales of driving a 1940 Dodge Flatbed to Bahia de Los Angeles, landing a small plane on the highway near Santa Rosalia, and crashing his motorcycle in a pitch dark desert.
Marques Ogden joins the show today as he launches his new book "The Success Cycle". We discuss the ups and downs of an NFL career and where you go from there. Marques went from superstar to school janitor making minimum wage before he picked himself back up and started changing his life. Now Marques is an inspiration to others and travels the country speaking to fortune 500 companies about his key principles.
Caterina explains how her Father introduced her at an early age to craft drinks by making her own "soda pop" instead of popping open a can. Caterina has the ultimate "Self Awareness" and what she is GREAT at doing. Her story tells it all as she unfolds her years behind a bar as a women and a top mixologist in a very crowded field of experts. She wins her clients over by paying attention to their needs and doing what will create the ultimate consumer experience. www.caterinacreatice.com
In the spirit of saying "Yes", when Justin Farrington asked me what it was like to be a podcaster and a coach. We came up with a simple plan - turning the mic over to Justin! He got to ask the questions while getting some first hand experience running the show. Justin has served his community in Law Enforcement for over 15 years and is now looking to transition his career while helping others. He believes that the podcasting platform will help him develop his business concept further. I am always game to help someone achieve their goals! Enjoy this show and learn a little bit more about your host in the process.
As 41-year career advocate for off-road racing and motorsports, Frank DeAngelo is poignantly known by colleagues in the motorsports industry as the “Desert Lord". Beginning as a semi-truck driver for BFGoodrich® Tires he eventually worked his way to the top of the food chain in their motorsports division. He had his own agency during the 90’s and was instrumental in assembling an off-road racing team called the Ford Rough Riders. Eventually he found his way to Jackson Motorsports Group and served executive director of motorsports programs for over a decade and a half. Frank has helped many individuals and organizations along the way. His work with the BFGoodrich® pit program has set the standards for effectiveness, organization and safety under extreme conditions.
Alex Iceman - He is the Founder/CEO of www.genium.io and is doing amazing work for some great brands!! The company is doing custom software engineering, IT and online security consulting and more..but Alex is just a tremendous entrepreneur who understand’s successful mindset, management, team building and more. In his spare time he is a professional Hockey referee.
Curt helps people to understand that their true potential can always be reached, provided that their confidence and energy are directed in the right places at the right time. Strip away the clutter. Eliminate the nonsense that has for far too long put a limit on what your capable of. If you can do that, you will see there is a superhero inside waiting to take action. www.curtmercandante.com
From a 10 day around the world wedding vow trip to blurring the lines between race car driver and a member of a mariachi band, Boyd Jaynes has a passion for living life to the extremes. https://dustytimes.com https://www.boydphoto.com
Most of us know what Rock Bottom means, but have you hit the basement of that statement? Kevin Palmieri has hit the basement and came out the other side as a better person. He also points out that a high paying job, beautiful girlfriend, nice apartment, a new car, and the body of his dreams is not what success looks like. Listen to our conversation about what is important in life and how to get more of what you want. Stay off the “LEDGE”! You can also check out his podcast at www.thehyperconsciencepodcast.com
Its not often that you can get two guys on the line to talk honestly and openly about the hardships of life. Sean Whalen is one of those guys that is open and honest about his life and the troubles that come with this world we live in. He has also seen major success and had massive failures. However, none of that has gotten in his way or slowed him down. He has re-invented himself in business and as a father. He lives his life by example and shares the truth in everything he does. This is a great show to change your mentality in time for the new year! You can also get a copy of his book on amazon for under $8 - “ How to Make Shit Happen” or visit www.seanwhalen.com
If you don’t know the definition of “Grind” it out until you make it, Danny Dreyer explains exactly what it takes. The hard truth of entrepreneurship and how to make it with $180 and a dream. This show is for anyone that aspires to start a business and succeed. Danny took his apparel business from the trunk of his Prius in a parking lot to a massive warehouse producing millions of dollars in revenue. For the best Flannel shirts on the market - visit www.dixxonquality.com
On this episode of the Baja Sessions Travis shares about how his participation in this year’s Baja 1000 changed his life for the better. To give you a little more insight on who Travis is here is a quote from the about section on his Facebook page, "You know who you are. Top off until December. Significantly more mud on the inside. Jeep Hair. The normal exit to a parking lot is just an option. Your co-driver has hit the imaginary brakes so many times they're beginning to sweat. Had "active" discussions about why Jeep parts should be included in the monthly budget. Welcome. You're with friends.”Jeep Freeks FB Page:https://www.facebook.com/Jeepfreeks41/JeepFreeks You Tube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhMDzS4WafKQLdVLl9uOug
Jim Riley is joined by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard to talk about his amazing career in the ring and what he has been doing since he retired. In this interview they cover what it feels to be scared and facing those fears in sports and business. The real value Ray brings to the discussion is the art of patience.
Rat Sult is a retired professional Street Luger and two-time X-Games gold medalist. Married and father of three, he has a perpetually sunny disposition and infectious sense of fun that make him hard to dislike. Today he is a professional event Host, Hype Man, Play By Play Announcer - he does it all with gusto and charisma. Join us on the Baja Sessions to hear a little about what it is like to ride a skateboard down hill at speeds of over 60 MPH. We also cover his current gig as host and announcer for The SCORE International Baja 1000.
Grant Parr, M.A. is a Mental Sports Performance Consultant focusing on high impact and combat sports. His consulting practice uses mental performance techniques and strategies to help athletes and coaches gain a competitive edge in their sport performance. He consults with a wide variety of athletes and sports disciplines including fencing, football, wrestling,martial arts and many others. Grant’s enthusiasm for mental performance in sports is not only fueled by his passion as an athlete, coach, and sport performance consultant, but how mental performance translates into life skills. www.gamefaceperformance.com
Caswell is surely a hero for the everyday racer. His life story, which by the way … was purchased by Paramount Pictures and Jeremy Renner for a healthy sum, proves you can accomplish almost anything. He is a self taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator who took a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event held in Mexico back in 2010 and surprised everyone. Currently Bill owns more than a dozen cars, is homeless and spends quite a bit of time in his mother’s garage cutting and welding on a 7 series BMW. Tune in to hear about Bill’s life after being an investment banker and learn about a sudo-charity program he is starting this holiday season called Race Car Santa Claus.
As both the “brains” and “heart” of Sparks Systems, Anna oversees all of the Sparks Systems’ metabolic health and performance coaches as well as the functions of the entire organization, with her main goal of inspiring people to become the best version of themselves — both in their approach to health and in their approach to life. To learn more visit her website at www.sparkssystems.net
Jim is most often known for his quote from Isaac Newton "If I have seen further then others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants". He is bringing more then 30 years of Baja knowledge to life through his map. Not to mention he has damn good stories about Paul Newman, Patrick Dempsey, and many other well known celebrity racers. Enjoy this trip to the past and future. Your Host - Jim Riley CEO of Adventure ***Notes: www.bajaenduro.com
Alan Lazaros had everything we all dreamed about: Health, Wealth, Youth, and upward mobility. This all came crashing to a halt after a near death experience and Alan realized he was in a downward spiral. The truth is, having all these things was not making Alan happy on the inside. This is a great interview that can help find your inner happiness and what drives us all to be better. You can catch Alan on his own podcast at www.thehyperconsciouspodcast.com
Casey is the nephew of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears and the son of IndyCar and off-road veteran Roger Mears. He carved his own niche in the world of professional motorsports that spanned over 20 years and included time behind the wheel in NASCAR, INDYCAR and Sportscar events. Today he is focused on raising his two children and is preparing to compete in the 52nd running of the SCORE Baja 1000.
Andrew Henderson grew up around the broadcasting industry (his father hosted a talk show alongside his financial service business). As a teenager, Henderson made the ill-advised journey into the radio broadcasting business. As luck would have it, his radio broadcasting business turned out to be a success. By age 22, he was making eight figures in annual revenue. Within a few years, his radio broadcasting business was running on autopilot, and he was traveling the world at least half of the time. By the time he was 28, he sold that original radio business for eight-figures. Andrew then founded Nomad Capitalist to help people increase their financial freedom and to help them improve their financial situations and intelligently diversify their lives. www.nomadcapitalist.com
Conley is the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he began in 1987 at age 26 and held the position of CEO for nearly 24 years. In 2010, after having created and managed 50 boutique hotels mostly in California, Conley sold his company to Geolo Capital. Conley spoke at the annual TED conference in 2010 on creating a business model driven by our need for meaning as outlined in his book Peak: How Great Companies Get their Mojo from Maslow. Conley's other books include The Rebel Rules: Daring to Be Yourself in Business; Marketing that Matters: 10 Practices to Profit Your Business and Change the World; Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success in Business + in Life; Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. In 2013, Conley became Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for Airbnb. At Airbnb, he was asked by the three co-founders to help evolve the company into a hospitality company with more than one million hosts in 191 countries. Conley worked closely with CEO Brian Chesky as a mentor and helped to build a bridge to the travel, hotel, and real estate/development/landlord industries. In 2017, he transitioned to the role of Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership.In 2018, he founded the Modern Elder Academy (MEA) in Baja California Sur, a wisdom school dedicated to helping people navigate midlife. MEA is a mission-driven organization that provides scholarships to 50% of students and graduates receive a certificate in Mindset Management.
When you build your life around the sports you love, its hard not to find passion in your work. Andy has traveled the world taking photos in some of the most extreme locations often times defying death. He laughs it off by saying everyone has to bounce once in a while. His driven attitude and pursuit of knowledge has me inspired to know more and be better. He finishes the conversation by letting the “cat out of the bag” or should we say tequila? Wild Common Tequila will hopefully hit the market sooner then later so we can all escape life through a drink and one of Andy’s prolific photos. Cheers! www.andybardon.com
It was his dislike of the "typical corporate marketing culture" that led him to conceive of the idea of the "anti-agency" – which later became the genesis for forming Mad Media, a marketing and advertising agency founded by Matt and his brother Josh Martelli. Matt has been on "a journey" over the last couple decades winning awards in the film and production industry for viral videos like Gymkanna that feature rally racer and drifter Ken Block, and the XP1K series that feature off road racing phenom RJ Anderson. Recently he began hosting intimate groups in Baja on trips he has named The Legends Rally.
In his late 20s, Chris Baldwin developed one of the first vaccines for HIV AIDS and then went on to become very successful in the corporate field. After quitting a 6-figure corporate job Chris decided to become a professional speaker. In just 5 months, Chris was named the fastest growing speaker in 2018 and the #1 in the top 10 speakers in the Netherlands which resulted in extreme business growth and opportunities of a lifetime. He now charges upwards of $15,000 for each keynote engagement and has been the speaker of choice for Google, Microsoft, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Chris shares the mindset and steps he took along this journey to become a top keynote speaker.
Gever Tulley is passionate about re-establishing the freedoms of childhood, self-directed learning, hands-on experiences and the value of play. He is the author of a book for families called 50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do, the founder of a school called Brightworks and a summer camp called The Tinkering School. This was an incredibly special interview for me. While I have been a fan of his work for several years, ironically, it is a shared love of Baja that connected us. We cover a broad range of topics including a recent journey he took from the top to the tip of the peninsula. But we also chat about his school, education, children and how amazing they can be if adults just get out of the way and let them be curious about the world around them. VIRAL TED TALK - https://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids?language=enBRIGHTWORKS SCHOOL - http://www.sfbrightworks.org/SUMMER CAMP - http://www.tinkeringschool.com/AMAZON BOOK LINK - https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Things-Should-Your-Children/dp/0451234197/ref=asc_df_0451234197/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312162455511&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10865102741462769272&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031272&hvtargid=pla-457384607743&psc=1
Its not often that you get to hear from someone that has lived 95 years and is willing to talk about it. We often forget about how much has changed in a period of time. Jack takes us back to the depression while living in LA and what it was like the day we went to war with Japan. He spends time discussing the war and the critical role he played as a merchant armed guard in the Navy. Jack has been a serial entrepreneur and inventor most of his life. If you have the time to soak up some wisdom or just a refresher in American history, this show will not disappoint. It is my pleasure to deliver this interview with my Grandfather, Mentor, and Incredible Human being - Jack D Linscott
Its not often that you get to interview a man that is responsible for an entire culture change. Mark Nureddine was on the ground floor of creating the backyard kitchen experience as he produced and manufactured the outdoor kitchen back in the early 90’s. Bull Grills are one of the largest BBQ Grill companies in the world and we can thank Mark for all those great meals we have shared in the backyard. If you want to hear how Mark started the company and continues to evolve your backyard experience please enjoy todays show. He has also written a great book about mentoring which is called “The Pocket Mentor”. Visit his site at www.bullbbq.com
Often times work life mixes in with a social life and passion for things of common interest. Who say’s that Tacos can’t be the common denominator? We often talk about our guests favorite taco stand in Baja. There is no debate that both of my guests have made it their own goal to “slay” as many Baja Taco’s as humanily possible. This was a fun interview with a couple great guys working at Rugged radio’s. www.ruggedradios.com
Not everyone starts out in the perfect career despite what you thought was an ideal fit. Daniel fought hard to maintain a career in radio when one dead end after another left him frustrated enough to jump into film. Often times a major life event will give you enough clarity to make the right decision about how you spend your time making money. Excelsior Films is now on a major fundraising campaign to produce more award winning projects just like their first, “The Price of Getting High”. We look forward to circling back with Daniel in the future and see what becomes of his inclusive film projects. For more visit www.excelsiorfilms.com
Not everyone gets in their vintage land cruiser and sets out to tour the Baja Peninsula as “Slow” as they can. Mike Emery is an exception to the racers in my world but has seen a whole lot more by taking his time. Enjoy this casual interview with a man that has a love for Baja and all that it is. And why wouldn’t he? Mike has been traveling to baja almost his entire life… Follow him on Instagram at @slowbaja
Its always a pleasure to speak with my long-time friends about their own business success and how they got there. Jerry is always the guy that is in the center of innovation and pushing hard to be first. His story tells it all and he is happy to share how he created an empire. It is with please that I can share his personal story with you. By the way, if “Off-Road” is not your thing, don’t discount the wisdom Jerry shares in this interview. Its great knowledge for everyone to have as you aspire to achieve more. Check out his website at www.Camburg.com
This is a throwback interview too earlier this year. Originally aired in 2 parts, here is Bruce Myers completely uncut. Bruce Myers changed the way we looked at dirt roads and adventure back in the 60's. Today he still enjoys heading south to Baja with his friends and family to enjoy what he has always loved - Dune Buggy's. Ryan Thomas and I sit with Bruce in his living and hear stories from his 90 plus years of living life and how the buggy was started. Don't miss this two part show and the stories of an off road legend and the man that created the Meyers Manx
Michele is the founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting Inc and co-author of the best-selling book “Breakthrough Healing”. On this show we talk about how to believe in yourself and the power of your mind. Michele has a unique approach on transformation and healing. This is a great show to learn how to be open to change and what you are capable of doing by just believing in yourself. Find out more about Michele at www.nectarconsulting.com
Scott has worked for California Real Estate guru Steve Games almost his entire adult life. From deckhand to developer he has carved out a position as one of Steve’s trusted confidants helping to build a piece of Baja paradise known as Bahia de los Sueños. Gran Sueno Resort Link: www.gransueno.comPacific Sotheby’s Realty Link: https://www.pacificsothebysrealty.com
Jean realized at an early age that with no risk there is no reward and did what most aspiring entrepreneurs don’t do and dropped out of college. Instead, Jean took a job with a shoe wholesaler and became one of only three female wholesale reps along the east coast. She fought her way to the top and landed a job at Nine West where she served as vice president of sales and then Steve Madden, where she served as president. Now, Jean owns and operates six Blo Blow Dry Bar locations across the Northeast with all locations continuing to report positive year-over-year growth. This show covers Jeans unconventional journey to success. www.blomedry.com
Jose shares the story of his passionate journey from spectator and participant to promoter of the world famous Baja 500 and Baja 1000. We also briefly discuss the recent and tragic motorcycle accident involving our mutual friend and fellow competitor Josear Carrasco. Please see below for a link to his go-fund me page and donate if you feel so inclined. Link to Josear Carrasco’s Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/josears-recovery-fund
With over 16 years in the fitness industry, Ryan tells us how he made it to the top and stopped living in his car. With hard work and dedication Ryan has turned his passion into a 7 figure income the hard way. This is a show of inspiration and challenge for us all to be the best we can be. Visit Ryans website at: www.gymryan.com
The Blackwell Brotherhood is a clan of four teenaged surfing brothers from the Central Coast of California. About 10 years ago their adventurous parents started building a home in San Jose Del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. The decade long project is finally near completion and the “Brotherhood" has just returned from a 3 week Baja trip that included some manual labor, a little film making and lots of surfing and tacos.
Over 30 years ago Englishman, Graham Mackintosh fell in love with Baja California on a day trip to Ensenada from San Diego. Not long after that first visit and despite a glaring shortage of both experience and money, Mackintosh, who described himself as the "least adventurous person in the world," set out to walk around the beautiful but dangerous coastline of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The near two-year, 3,000-mile trip changed his life. When Mackintosh emerged from the cactus-strewn wilderness, he returned to England to write Into a Desert Place and there received the prestigious "Adventurous Traveller of the Year" award. But he could not stay away. Over the following three decades he returned to Baja multiple times and completed several astonishing treks with a few furry friends. In total he has written four books that chronicle these adventures and is currently working on a fifth. You can find all four of his books on amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Graham-Mackintosh/e/B001IQWG1QYou can learn more about Graham on his website at:https://grahammackintosh.com/
Chris Johnson was one of the early gringo surfers that colonized an area known as Costa Azul in Southern Baja. 30 years later Chris’s home and business are perched on the sand in front of a well known surf break called Zippers. His love affair with Baja began 65 years ago with family camping trips to Estero Beach and it continues today.
We are thrilled to celebrate Chef Deborah Schneiders success as she is featured on this weeks “Guys Grocery Games” live on July 24th. We have had her show on in the past and she is a great supporter of all things Baja. If you have not been to her restaurant in Newport Beach - Now is the time. Get a taste of Baja at SOL Cucina. You can also purchase her cookbook on the Baja United Wines website now.
This week I get to learn all about Grill Cheese Sandwiches and Tater Tots with Spencer Rubin who has turned them both into the key ingredients of a successful franchise. If your remotely thinking about getting into the restaurant business, listen to Spencer’s story and how he started it all and leveraged his relationships. Check out their locations and menus at www.meltshop.com
Ever wonder what it would be like to own or run a manufacturing business in Baja. What about tariffs or NAFTA. How about the border waits and language barrier. You might be surprised by the number of small manufacturing businesses that currently call Baja home. Steve Tucker owns and operates a manufacturing company called Auto Vac Vacuum Systems that produces industrial vacuum systems in Tecate, Baja California His products are sold around the globe and he cannot imagine his business existing anywhere else other than Baja California. Join us today to hear a little about all of this and more on the Baja Sessions.
Orest is a Government Certified (Medicare Card) Old Guy, vlogger, podcaster, internet marketer, standup comedian and former health care professional that lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife. New empty nester. Helping Older Guys Create Kick Ass Lives For Themselves and Those They Love And creator of https://www.myjunkdoesnotwork.com HELPING OLDER GUYS FIND OUT ABOUT CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL THERAPIES TO TREAT THEIR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
In 1940, John Steinbeck, the author of Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, chartered the fishing vessel Western Flyer. With his best friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, the author sailed to Mexico's Sea of Cortez on a six-week journey that yielded a pioneering book about the fledgling scientific disciplines of ecology and marine conservation. Seventy fives years later in February of 2015, a marine geologist with a life-long interest in Steinbeck and Ricketts, named John Gregg bought the Western Flyer. He then started the Western Flyer Foundation to specialize in merging the arts and science together in a holistic approach to learning and hopefully inspire the next generation of biologists, environmentalists, artists and researchers.
It is my pleasure to have David Melzter on todays show as he launches his latest book “Game Time Decision Making” which has already been named Best Business Book of Summer 2019 by @Forbes. If you have not heard David speak in public you can catch his podcast “The Playbook” on iTunes bi-weekly. He was first known for his work as CEO of the largest sports agency in the world but now is partnered with Warren Moon running a successful agency in Orange County California and a variety of other projects. www.davidmeltzer.com
Kim Gaia is a Canadian who spent 38 years living in Southern Baja. She started and ran a successful tourism and transportation company with close to 200 employees. When she sold her company 18 years later, she moved to a ranch in the mountains outside of San Jose del Cabo. It was there that she raised two children and it was there that she relearned what is most important to her in this life. Join us today as we talk about everything from business and leadership to healthy living and parenthood.
Dustin is WealthFit's Chief Education Officer. He is also the co-author of "No B.S. Guide to Powerful Presentations". He inspires entrepreneurs to reach their full potential through his mission of empowerment. You can find his podcast at www.wealthfit.com
Jim Jordan has built a career at the highest levels of professional motorsports in north America. He has worked with professional sports car racers like Joe Foster, celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and vehicle manufacturers like Mazda yet he recreates by organizing clandestine and very unprofessional timed automotive events in Baja. Once a year he and his family & friends embark on an adventure they organize and call the Carrera Baja Americana. In cars that cost no more than a cross country plane ticket they make a gentlemen’s bet to see who can drive from the top to the tip of the Baja peninsula the quickest. Rest assured all Mexican traffic laws are followed and no good taco stand is passed by during this extravaganza.
Dennis lived by the principles his Dad taught him at an early age. Those principles carried him through life and ultimately landed him a critical role at MEGA brand, Monster Energy. Dennis is soft spoken, honest, and very passionate about working hard. He lived by those principles his entire life and in the end, even after hardships, he was able to retire and enjoy the things he loves. He speaks highly of his son and the importance of being there for him. We could all be more like Dennis…
Derrik Chin is the founder and operator of Turista Libre, a tour company dedicated to sharing the magic of Tijuana, an often misunderstood border town. His clients are usually adventurous, open minded individuals more interested in a true cultural experience rather than another run of the mill tour. He is from Cincinnati and shortly after graduating with a degree in journalism from Ohio State he moved to San Diego and got a job at a local newspaper where it took less than a year for Derrik to hear the call of Baja. He responded by moving across the border, and as of today, Tijuana has been his home for over a decade. Join us today as we learn that Tijuana is much more than just the crazy border town you have to drive through to get to the rest of Baja.
In this episode I walk you through my own personal and business hacks that I use everyday. I realize that people ask me everyday how I stay healthy or remain consistent in business. The information might be resourceful for you in your own life or might just be the added nudge to get you going towards your own “YES”. I am also joined by the Founder of Casa Noble Tequila, Pepe Hermosillo, to give a couple of his own business hacks. www.livelifedriven.com
Matias Arjona’s entire life revolves around the sea, the vessels that float on it and the animals the live in it. He is a successful business man with roots that go back 4 generations working in and for the port authorities of Baja. Matias is just winding down a 6 year term as the secretary of Fish and Wildlife in the state of Baja and looking forward to handing over the reigns of Agencia Arjona, the family business, to his son in the near future. We caught up with Matias at the awards banquet for the 2019 SCORE Baja 500 right before he and his 19 year old son collected a trophy for winning their division. We cover a range of topics in this interview including tuna farming, foreign investment, and of course a little bit of off road racing ….
Shari Bondi is a Canadian/Mexican whale guide and researcher. She runs a bed and breakfast in Bahia Asuncion and for the last 30 years has studied and photo documented some of the largest mammals on our planet. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of the Pacific Grey Whales that migrate to Baja to mate and raise their young. Join us today to learn a little more about these amazing creatures and the relationships Shari has created with them.
Alexa Fischer - You may have seen her on the TV shows NCIS, CSI, Numb3rs, Bones or one of about a million television commercials. While studying at the Yale School of Drama, and as a professional actress, she met hundreds of individuals who felt “held back.” She saw that well-known movers in the industry and fledgling actors alike shared a common struggle to make their deepest goals tangible, and to overcome internal barriers to living at and working at full wattage. Speaking boldly on camera is one thing; speaking your truth in your daily reality is entirely another. And she discovered she had an unmistakable ability to help people tap into their own brilliant light and manifest real change. Alex is also founder/CEO of wishBEADS. The idea for Wishbeads struck Alexa one day while she was in the shower. Even though she’d never made jewelry before, she decided to follow the impulse of “this crazy idea” and make it happen.
Sometimes you have it all figured out from the start and the outcome is success. Mark is a perfect example of knowing what he wanted to do and pursued that vision for the long term. Mark is the President and CEO of Mascia Development. He leads the capital markets activity, overseeing the sourcing of debt and equity for the company’s investment opportunities, including long-term programmatic and large-scale family office and institutional investment partners.Prior to forming Mascia Development Mark was in charge of developing over 2,500 residential units and multiple retail and mixed use properties with a total portfolio value of over $1.1B. You can find Mark at: www.masciadev.com