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There will always be ups and downs. What would you be willing to sacrifice for a lifetime of freedom? Would you trade in a year of pay for it? Vincent made a huge sacrifice to get rid of his debt, built his business, and quit the day job to focus on his business full time. When the economy crashed in 2008, his company was fine. This was the moment he knew, that he was doing something different, something unique, something that would change his life for the better.

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Former US Paratrooper, to business owner. Jamie Jay left the military with 1994 with $386.14 to his name. A friend of his got him a job with a company selling office equipment, and fax machines. Through these jobs, he learned a lot about sales and marketing, and after 12 years of the corporate world, he realized he did not like it. He leaves corporate, and starts his own real estate advertisement agency in 2006, then the 2008 crash happened. This huge set back, put him back into the corporate world, but Jamie did not stop his pursuit for something of his own.

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With 2019 now upon us, you probably have new goals, and ideas you want to start implementing. One of these could be building a custom application for your business, or service; so we bring Mathew proud to you on today's episode. When developing an application, one of the biggest things you may not realize is the overall cost of it. Small tweaks can turn to thousands of dollars worth of work.

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As the media sponsor for GetDownToBusinessLunch.com, we had the opportunity to chat with Kyle Maynard as a guest on our podcast. Kyle is known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics.! He shared that so many calories can be burned by overthinking (positively or negatively) that he would not allow thoughts to enter as he focused 3 feet at a time until he reached his summit. He repeated "I'm not dead. Keep going" for 10 days. He climbed an even bigger mountain a few years later. We will share this interview in a coming weeks. See Kyle speak live on January 16th in West Palm Beach at: GetDownToBusinessLunch.com

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics.

Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.”

Despite being born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on with the support of his family, to live life independently and without prosthetics.

Kyle thrives on physical challenges and following a few rough middle school football seasons; he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.

In 2012, Kyle became the first quadruple amputee to climb – actually bearcrawl – the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. His 10-day ascent was widely covered by the press, followed on social media, and raised money and awareness for wounded veterans as well as Tanzanian schoolchildren. Upon his return, Kyle won his second ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

Four years later, he reached the summit of Argentina’s breathtakingly beautiful and sometimes deadly Mount Aconcagua – the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, standing at 22,838 feet. Following that epic summit, Nike featured Kyle in the powerful commercial “Unlimited Will,” which debuted globally during the 2016 Olympics, was viewed by millions around the world – and was part of the series that AdWeek named the most memorable of all commercials during the 2016 Olympics.

Kyle has not let his success be defined by anything or anyone but himself. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further—and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. Though he tailors his speeches to his audience, his messages are centered on building a life driven by purpose and meaning, the importance of the undying pursuit of dreams, and the belief that no obstacle is too great and nothing in their lives can keep them from accomplishing their goals.

See Kyle speak live on January 16th in West Palm Beach at: GetDownToBusinessLunch.com

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Goal setting is highly important for any business owner, or entrepreneur. Without that clear line of site, you have target to shoot for, and no objective to show growth. Whether these are financial goals, or reputation goals, you HAVE to set goals. Sean shares how he sets goals for success in his organization.

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There may be a time in your life when you go through something tragic. Cort Dial went through a very tragic event where a contracted worker died while working, and Cort made it his personal effort to bring awareness to maintaining the health and wellness of everyone working.

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Sometimes businesses come from a place of a little creativity, and desire. For Melissa Lay, she just wanted to create some cool looking clothes for her kids, and started learning to screen print. From there she started realizing that this hobby, was actually turning into a business, and decided to start taking it seriously.

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Whether you are working with family, or someone else, there are going to be times of struggle. You may not always see eye to eye on everything, but if you have the same vision you can align and reach the same goals. Yigal shares his experience working with his brother in their business, and what he took away from that experience.

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If there is just one thing that will help you stand out in your business, it would be customer service. Without properly servicing your customers, you will not be able retain them, or gain referral business. James Smith shares some tips of what they do with their customer service that sets them apart.

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What is leadership? "It's about moving people from where they are, to where they have never been"

It's about understanding others, and understanding what you need to be to move them. The business leadership series is about learning ways to be intentional leaders.

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