In this interview we discuss:

  • The 5 and 1/2 different mentors in your life, how to identify them and how to get started with mentorship today
  • The difference between mentorship and apprenticeship
  • “Alarm-clock Moments” what they are and how they can change your life
  • The difference between “I am” and “I have”
  • What to do if you don’t have any money to invest in a mentor and how to get free mentorship
  • Why you need to successfully deploy the first 4 types of mentors before the 5th will show up in your life
  • Why “thrashing” is valuable in helping you determine what you want to do with your life
  • The “3 E’s” required for you to earn the right to give an impactful presentation to an audience
  • And much more!

The Quarter Life Comeback Podcast: 

Bryan and I discuss:

  • Why I was still coloring in and drawing his twenties
  • What is a victim mindset and how to break free from it
  • Why the current mentorship model is outdated
  • Who are the 5 1/2 mentors you need and where to find them
  • Why experience is for fools

PushPull Sales & Marketing Podcast: Interview with Doug Stewart: TEDx Speaker, Dale Carnegie Instructor & Director of Training. (EP. 22)


On May 4th, 2016, I had the privilege of spending the morning with an elite group of design professionals, and members of the Alliance of Interior Designers in Raleigh. 

Here are a few excerpts from our time together. 


Mastering Mentorship through adversity: Can you think of something you can do today that will make your life worse? What about something that you will make your life better? Now, are you willing to do what it takes to make your life better? Or, will you choose to be a victim? 


Excerpts of a workshop I did on leadership at the MEGA Group USA national convention in Orlando, FL, March 2016. 


In this podcast, I share a common sense yet uncommon practice that will increase your customer engagement from the moment a customer enters your store. Also, I lay out my four step retail sales system that will help you sell more and have happier customers in the process. Enjoy! 



Pitfalls of a bad hand-off in a family business. If you will be transitioning a business soon, don’t miss this! Pete and I dove deep into several types of bad hand-offs that can all be avoided with awareness. Many owners and soon to be owners share personality traits that help make them successful. Those same traits can make a good hand-off almost impossible unless both parties come to the table armed with understanding and awareness.