Paul Franklin is the principal at Franklin Capital Strategies, a financial services firm that specializes in estate planning and insurance for small business owners and entrepreneurs; athletes and celebrities. His “no quit” mentality coupled with his detailed level of attention to each and every client makes Paul a popular choice when it comes to future wealth generation. I was greatly inspired by Paul’s attitude as he discussed the challenges of being told, “no.” Rather than looking at “no” as a closed door, he looks at “no” as simply “no, not right now.” And he uses that type of rejection to fuel his fire and improve wherever possible. Or as Paul had put it:
I run to failure.
It is that type of mentality that separates the winners from the losers.
Tim DePasquale is a music producer and talent manager who has toured with Machine Gun Kelly and now lives at Mike Busey’s world-famous Sausage Castle in Orlando, Florida. His passion for music can be clearly felt throughout our conversation and his love and respect for MGK and Busey is clearly evident. With years of production experience under his belt, Tim now seeks to make a splash in the music industry as he teased the fact that he has several pop records coming out within the next year that have potential to be big. Considering he operates most of his production activity currently from the “Castle” headquarters, I have no doubt we will be hearing more of Tim in the years to come.
I enjoyed sitting down with Dr. M. Kara, one of America’s top experts in anti-aging medicine. Dr. Kara is the medical director at Affinity Whole Health, an anti-aging clinic with offices in Cleveland and Columbus. Their practice specializes in hormone replacement therapy and offers custom solutions for both men and women whose testosterone and/or estrogen levels are not optimized. Unbalanced hormone levels can lead to a variety of health issues, including fatigue, muscle loss, low sex drive and weight gain, to name a few.
Dr. Kara offered medical insight into the many benefits associated with their treatments and provided stories about the positive life-changing impacts their members have achieved from using their services.
If you or a loved one believe you may be negatively impacted by hormone imbalance, please get in touch with Affinity Whole Health to schedule a free consult!
Will Hardy is one of Cleveland’s top up-and-coming personal fitness trainers. What inspired me was his dedication to his six-days-a-week training program! This is a man who eats, breathes and sleeps fitness. He makes sure to be at the gym every morning by 5 or 6 AM. Meaning he is finishing his workout as us mere mortals are beginning to get out of bed… Now that’s dedication!
I look forward to seeing Will’s continued climb within the fitness industry not only here in Cleveland but on a regional and hopefully national level down the road.
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Having first stepped foot into a boxing gym at the ripe age of five, Montana ‘Too Pretty’ Love has become one of the fastest rising professional boxers in the sport over the past two years. This after having taken approximately 180 amateur fights in his youth, teen and early 20’s. Now at only 24 years of age, his current undefeated 10-0 professional record – coupled with his genuine swag and flashy lifestyle – have earned him over 50,000 followers on Instagram alone.
Montana, who also rocks a sombrero during his pre and post fights, is currently training with Adrien Broner and other professionals to help him get ready for some bigger fights this summer. From fancy footwork to precision punching and a lot of smack talk in between, I look forward to seeing where Montana’s career goes next. Can he be boxing’s next star? Only time will tell…
Swim, bike, run! That about sums up the lifestyle of Mike Hudock, an elite triathlete who makes time to work out twice each day in between medical school classes and studies. Having begun his triathlete journey six years ago as a freshman in college, Mike has remained disciplined in his training regimen throughout and has barely missed a week, let alone a day in that time frame.
Mike and I had an open conversation about mental health and the many benefits that exercise plays in relieving stress and anxiety. It is unfathomable to us how anyone can choose to not exercise, especially since we have both achieved so many mental, emotional and physical rewards from it. So many people find the excuse that they do not have the time to workout. That’s an illegitimate excuse.
You must make the time if you want something. Then, in turn, you’ll have the time.
If you are interested in learning more about physical fitness with an emphasis on running, in general, then I suggest you go check out Ep. 16. I look forward to Mike’s continued ascent in the triathlete and running world. His next major event will be the Athens Half Marathon in Athens, Ohio, on Sunday, April 15th. Good luck, Mike!
Dr. Adam Hedaya is a Double Board Certified physician specializing in pain management. His anti-opioid prescribing approach struck me as an approach that many other doctors should begin taking. With all of the opioid addiction issues in this country – many of which lead to heroin use – the medical profession as a whole has some serious changes it must make when it comes to the prescribing of medications. Doctors must be cognizant of the devastating affects these drugs have on their patients and should seek to avoid opioid prescriptions wherever possible so that the risk of heroin use and abuse is mitigated. Undoubtedly, lives will be saved.
Check out Dr. Hedaya at Cleveland Pain Care if you are in need of a pain management specialist to help you achieve a more comfortable, enjoyable lifestyle.
Absolutely loved reconnecting with my man, Andy Simms. Whenever you spend countless days, weeks, months and years with someone on the road, you develop a bond that lasts a lifetime. Listening to our conversation, it is easy to see that Andy and I had a very unique dynamic and friendship that was formed through our business ventures. When you go into battle with someone, that person becomes a brother for life.
Our battles were in the form of recruiting college players in hopes of beating out all the other agents and agencies vying for the same prize. And quite often, we found ourselves on the winning end of those battles. It was our energy and contagious positive attitude (I took that from my Episode 7 with Ryan Young!) that often made the difference. It was those hard-fought, intense battles that taught me how to win in the real world; and, at the same time, taught me how to handle the brutal realities of losing. I use those priceless experiences now on an almost daily basis in both business and in life in general.
“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward.” –Rocky Balboa
There’s no doubt that Andy has kept moving forward in his 20+ year career as he has now partnered up with Young Money APAA Sports – the heavy hitters in the music and entertainment industry. I look forward to seeing what Andy does in the next five to ten years now that he has the backing of Lil’ Wayne, Mack Maine and Cortez Bryant. And I am hoping to see him negotiate some of the most lucrative deals — “a (hundred) milli” — in NFL history.