By Zaid Arafat: Empowering you to follow your passion and live your best life.
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The purpose of the progress-not-perfection podcast is to discover the habits of highly successful people so that listeners can apply those same techniques to reach their own life goals. I will interview guests who are "masters of their craft" to understand their stories of how they became successful, the challenges they faced, and the things they continually did to remain motivated. I'll be interviewing everyone from freelance journalists to financial advisors and everything in between. Join me at www.progress-not-perfection.com for recaps of every interview, blog posts, book recommendations and more.
||Explicit34: Julian Marchese | The 20-yr old Hedge Fund Manager||Julian Marchese is the Founder, CEO & Portfolio Manager of Marchese Investments. The 20-year-old who recently dropped out of New York University to start his own hedge fund has already raised $5 million. Born in 1996, Julian Marchese has been...||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33: John Lee Dumas | Take the Entrepreneurial Leap||John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, an award winning Podcast revealing the journey of today's most inspiring Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. EntrepreneurOnFire generates over $250,000 a month in revenue & offers a free...||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32: Shawn Stevenson | How to Sleep Smarter||Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast in the world on iTunes. With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of...||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31: David Hamilton | Letting Go of Meaning||David Hamilton is the founder and CEO of Everlution, a premiere coaching program designed to help you take your life to the next level. David focuses on manipulating your perception and thinking patterns to live a more fulfilling, connected and...||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30: Jake Nawrocki | Operation Self Reset||Jake Nawrocki is a motivational keynote presentations speaker who captivates audiences and helps audiences overcome fears, excuses, an overwhelmed life, and teaches people to make life-changing actions in their life. Some difficult people...||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29: Candice Coke | Making it as a Hollywood Actress||Candice Coke always wanted to be challenged. Her friends are the greatest people and inspirations in her world. She is an Actor and an Artist, but first a human being. If you ask her, she will tell you the truth. Lazy doesn't exist in her...||6/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28: Sean Russell | Free Yourself from Anxiety||Early on in life Sean struggled with panic attacks, anxiety and depression all stemming from an unhealthy lifestyle and a marijuana brownie gone wrong. For months, Sean couldn’t even bring himself to get out of bed, and common activities like...||6/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27: Geoff Woods | Tell Them What You Want||At the beginning of 2014, Geoff heard Jim Rohns quote, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." This was a quote that would transform his life! Since then, Geoff has focused on surrounding himself with people who...||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26: Sean Stephenson | How to End Self-Sabotage||When Sean Stephenson was born doctors predicted he would not to survive past birth because of a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. Despite these challenges, Sean has taken a stand for a quality of...||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25: Nanci Kavich | Writing Online Dating Profiles||Nanci Kavich is co-founder of ProfileWingman.com, a website that assists people with writing their online dating profiles. She is an expert in helping online daters who struggle with the writing of profiles and emails, the main focus always...||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24: Eran Dror | The Book of Hard Truths||Eran Dror is an Israeli-born writer, journalist, and designer who spent 9 years in NYC. In his work, he is fascinated by how new ideas and design solutions can transform seemingly insoluble problems. Eran’s first book, The Book of Hard Truths,...||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23: Mike Michalowicz | Profit First||By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again,...||5/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22: Susan Kuchinskas | Oxytocin and our Relationships||In this episode Susan Kuchinskas discusses Oxytocin, aka “the cuddle hormone.” Why we have to learn to love, the power of the “cuddle hormone” in relationships, how to naturally raise your oxytocin and bond better...||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: Dan Waldschmidt | Edgy Conversations||Since birth Dan Waldschmidt has been refusing to accept business as usual. Sure, he had a lawn mowing business at 12, but he turned his into a money-making machine (though he opted not to tell his mom about his increased profits). He ran track like...||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20: Linda Rottenberg | Crazy is a Compliment||Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered one of the world’s most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship,...||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19: Nathan Lawver | Be Your Own Boss||Nathan Lawver is a self-employed consultant who specializes in IT Risk Management and Compliance. He began his career working for a large, well-known consulting company, and after four years, transitioned to a full time job on the industry...||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: R. Scott Gornto | The Stories We Tell Ourselves||R. Scott Gornto is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist and Expert on Relationships and Personal Development. Scott works with Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups and Businesses. He is the founder and owner at...||4/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17: Carrie Birgbauer | SF Money Coach||Carrie Birgbauer, MA, has been an educator for 20 years and is also a certified money coach. As a former kindergarten master teacher, chief of staff, college tennis player and yoga instructor, she’s one of the most worldly people you’ll...||4/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16: Tom Corley | Rich Habits||Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night. For five years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of 233 wealthy people and 128...||3/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: Natalia Yovane | Patience in the Process||Natalia is presently the CEO and co-founder of ArtPowWow.com, a website where artists can connect, trade and sell art. Natalia Yovane was born in Santiago, Chile in the fall of 1983. She earned her MFA and BFA degrees in Fine Arts from the School of...||3/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: Justin Jensen | Finding Your Passion||Justin Jensen is an expert in body language and nonverbal communication. He is also a personal development coach who helps people find their passion. He honed his experience over years spent at poker tables and in sales. The reads and mindset one has...||3/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: Brendan Hufford | Entrepreneurs and Coffee||Brendan Hufford is the founder and host of the Entrepreneurs and Coffee podcast, where he teaches all that he’s learned about bootstrapping Ok! Kimonos, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu clothing brand, all while working full-time as a high school assistant...||3/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: Jonathan Corbblah | How to Get on Jeopardy!||Jonathan Corbblah has made a living solely by competing in game shows. He has appeared on seven game show programs including Jeopardy!, Who wants to be a Millionaire?, and Cash Cab. His game show debut was in 1991 at age 12, when he appeared in Where...||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: Zaina Arafat | Write Your Way To The Top||Zaina Arafat is a published writer and creative writing instructor at the University of Iowa, which houses the #1 creative writing program in the U.S. We will learn about Zaina's story and non-traditional route of how she got in to the...||2/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: Elena Rubin | From Wall Street to Skin Care||Elena Rubin's journey began in the unlikeliest of places. On Wall Street. A hard-driving Harvard graduate with an engineering background and a high-powered career, the long hours 'rewarded' her with acne, hair loss, and auto immune disorders. So...||2/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: Alexander Hamilton Dunlop | Win The Game of Your Life||Alexander Hamilton Dunlop founded the Center of Spiritual Nutrition to help offer real soul nourishment for our life journey. Alexander is a Life Teacher who helps people answer their why – why they are here on this Earth. Once people can...||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8: Dan Korpman | How to be a Successful Financial Advisor (Part II)||In part II of this two-part episode Dan Korpman tells us why he wanted to become a financial advisor, the habits he adopted to become successful, some of the challenges he faced growing his client base, and his advice to aspring financial advisors....||2/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7: Dan Korpman | How to be a Successful Financial Advisor (Part I)||In part I of this two-part episode Dan Korpman describes how to be a successful financial advisor, his background growing up in the financial services industry, the methods for becoming successful and some of the common mistakes to avoid while trying...||2/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: Brian Baumbusch | Accepting Failure as an Achievement||In this episode, we learn about Brian's passion for becoming a composer/musician, the constant challenges he faced with accepting that playing music could be a full-time profession that was meaningful and appreciated by others. Brian constantly...||1/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: Vinay Trivedi | How to Speak Tech||Vinay Trivedi is an author, entrepreneur, investor, and tech enthusiast. He has a background in venture capital at Romulus Capital and private equity at The Blackstone Group, and helped run growth and analytics at Locu, a venture-backed tech...||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: Chris Sams | Sams Across America||In part 2 of my interview with Chris Sams, we learn how Chris ran across the country using the tag line "Sams Across America," from Baltimore to San Diego over a span of 5 months, running approximately a marathon a day. We learn the importance...||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: Chris Sams | New Addiction Training||Chris is the founder and head trainer of New Addiction Training, a world-class personal training business based out of New York City. He started his career in Baltimore and soon after was ranked the #1 trainer in the city. He then was recruited by...||1/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: Lindsay Lusignea | Yoga with Lindsay||Lindsay Lusignea is a yoga teacher based out of Philadelphia, PA. She is the owner and visionary leader of Yoga With Lindsay, whose mission is to guide others into their authentic self-expression, and empower effective leaders for the...||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: Hal Elrod | The Miracle Morning||Hal Elrod is the #1 best-selling author of what is now being widely regarded as "one of the most life-changing books ever written." It’s called, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life… Before...||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0: Zaid Arafat | Introduction||Hi everyone, my name is Zaid Arafat and I am the host of the progress-not-perfection podcast. The purpose of this podcast will be to discover the habits of highly successful people so that you can apply those techniques to reach your own life...||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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First episode was fantastic! Can't wait to listen to the next.
Extremely helpful and interesting.
Great New Podcast!
Just listened to the first episode. Great interview. Will certainly be tuning into the next.
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