Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

11/17/2020

#213 General David H. Petraeus On Army Life, Leadership & Combat Frame Of Mind | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

Season 1, Ep. 213
Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dream Show”. I am Manuj Aggarwal, and I will be having a very interesting conversation with General David Petraeus.Gen. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, including tours in Cold War Europe, the United States, Central America, Haiti, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the greater Middle East. He culminated his military service with six consecutive commands as a general officer, five of which were in combat, including command of: the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the fight to Baghdad and the first year in Iraq; Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq over 15 subsequent months; Multi-National Force-Iraq during the Surge from February 2007 to September 2008; U.S. Central Command from 2008 to 2010; and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan from 2010-2011. Gen. Petraeus graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy, subsequently earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and has held academic appointments at six universities. He has received numerous U.S. military, State Dept, NATO, and UN medals, including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge, and he has been decorated by 13 foreign countries.Following his service in the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA, leading the Agency during a period that saw significant achievements in the global counter-terrorism effort, development of a strategic plan for the Agency, and an initiative to increase worldwide human intelligence coverage.General Petraeus joined KKR in June 2013 as Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He went on to become a Partner at KKR in December 2014. The Global Institute supports the KKR investment process and KKR's portfolio companies with an analysis of geopolitical, macro-economic, environmental, social, and governance issues. General Petraeus is also a member of the board of directors at successful companies like Optiv and OneStream. David is also a successful venture capitalist himself, a Visiting Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Center, and an Honorary Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham (England).Glad to have you on the show, General Petraeus. Welcome!General David H. Petraeus talks about:(3:08) What prompted him to join the US military academy.(4:11) What he loved about military life.(5:42) His academic life.(9:40) Publicly committing yourself to a particular goal.(11:56) The pivotal role that mentors played in his life.(18:00) Lessons learned in combat.(22:00) Fateful choices and decision making in war.(26:00) How do we end the never-ending wars and maintain peace?(30:20) The future of warfare.(38:00) How a socially distant economy is going to affect business?(43:00) Some valuable lessons learned while working in the private sector and the military sector.(49:24) Causes he’s passionate about.Find General David H. Petraeus on:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidpetraeus/Reach us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! Click on the bell icon for updates on the “BootstrappingYour Dreams Show”!Take care and see ya!
11/17/2020

#212 The master plan to turn around your business | Peter Oncken | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

Season 1, Ep. 212
Welcome to this episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dream Show.” I am Manuj Aggarwal, and I will be having a very interesting conversation with Peter Oncken.Peter Oncken is the managing director of INTRO Aviation, Corsair’s parent company, a long-haul specialist French airline based in Rungisand based at Paris-Orly Airport. Corsair has been chosen by more than 1 million passengers every year since 1981.Peter leads all airline investment and acquisition projects and manages the airline investments personally along with his highly skilled team.As an accomplished lawyer, Peter has profound expertise of 16 years in the aviation industry with a focus on strategy, restructuring and turn-around processes, strategic planning and corporate development, cost reduction programs, efficient group structures, and governance, turnaround planning and management, carve-out and spin-off strategy as well as analysis and feasibility evaluation of start-ups.Before acquiring Corsair, of which he is the chairman, Peter served as a non-executive chairman at Ireland’s CityJet Ltd. He also actively managed and turned around LTU International Airlines, FlyNext Airlines, served as a board member at DBA, and invested in the ongoing South Korean low-cost carrier project, Aero K, which Intro Aviation advises exclusively.Glad to have you on the show, Peter.Peter Oncken talks about:(1:56) Transitioning a career from being a lawyer to starting an entrepreneurial journey in Aviation.(5:17) How Peter entered into the entrepreneurial life of the aviation industry?(6:04) How did Peter understand about Aviation business?(13:50) How resourceful, companies are not able to generate profits.(18:21) Views on the airline’s industry hit by the pandemic and how airlines respond to the pandemic’s challenges.(22:32) How consumer behavior is changing post-pandemic.(25:26) Views on government supporting the aviation industry.(30:26) How can airlines build in greater resilience to survive future challenges?(33:00) Unique Selling Points (USPs).(35:00) Standout out the competition to excel.Find Peter Oncken On:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-oncken-6882321/Reach us on:Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/?hl=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: ​https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: ​https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! Click on the bell icon for updates on the “BootstrappingYour Dreams Show”!Take care and see ya!
11/17/2020

#211 How to find your WHY? | Dr. Gary Sanchez | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

Season 1, Ep. 211
Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams' Podcast. I'm your host Manuj Aggarwal, and today I'll be having a fascinating conversation with an international speaker and founder of WHY Institute, Dr. Gary Sanchez.His company has helped over 30,000 individuals, and over 500 companies find their WHY.Gary has helped everyone from a single entrepreneur to multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 publicly traded companies find their WHY and reap the benefits of positioning their companies through their WHY.Apart from this, Gary is the popular podcast host, ‘Behind you WHY-WHY Inst.’ Gary has been in his profession for the past 29 years, learning the art to cater to his patients' needs.Dr. Gary Sanchez is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree of DDS, Doctor of dental surgery. He also has a degree of BS in Biology from the University of Colorado.In this episode, Dr. Gary Sanchez talks about:(1:08) His life journey and how he got started.(6:04) The concept of WHY.(14:15) How he distilled it down to an algorithm that software could understand.(18:41) How this concept extrapolates to a corporation.(22:26) How to stay consistent with the WHY with changes happening every day.(26:38) Different types of WHY.(30:24) Next step, once you figure out your WHY.(34:13) How many people understand what their WHY is.(35:47) What discovering your WHY does.(38:20) Success stories of people he has worked with.(42:57) How he helps people and how much it costs.(45:36) How to get started with the process and discover your WHY.Find Dr. Gary Sanchez on:Website: https://whyinstitute.comLinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-sanchez-dds-9118bb4Reach us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! Click on the bell icon for updates on the “BootstrappingYour Dreams Show”!Take care and see ya!
11/17/2020

#210 Growth Can Be Your Middle Name | Greg Muzzillo | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

Season 1, Ep. 210
Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams' Podcast. I'm Manuj Aggarwal, and today we’ll be talking with Greg Muzzillo.A veteran franchiser of printing and promotional products services, Greg brings more than four decades of experience to his role as a Proforma founder, one of the nation’s largest providers of business graphics, marketing materials.Greg founded Proforma in 1978, a few months after graduating from college from modest beginnings. The firm quickly expanded into one of the industry’s most promising companies earning a spot on Inc magazine fastest company growing list for three consecutive years to accommodate its rapid expansion in 1986.Greg developed a franchise model that shaped the company’s direction over the next 35 years by creating a network of independent distributors of more than 650 franchises. He helped transform Proforma into a company generating more than 500 million per year while serving 50,000 clients across the country.Greg Muzzillo talks about:(1:28) The story behind owning his own business.(6:06) Early days in setting up the business.(5:58) Mistakes made in building up the business.(7:08) Views on starting a business in a time of crisis.(10:42) Impact of the crisis on our industry.(13:08) How important is publishing content and networking with people in business?(14:42) The journey of his success.(15:58) How did he suppress negative thoughts from others on the way?(18:01) Fear of failure(22:03) Motivation to get him going through hard times.(25:05) How does he prepare for downturns?(28:08) Use of technology in the virtual world.Find Greg Muzzillo:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-muzzillo-ba51ba2/Reach us on:Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/?hl=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: ​https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: ​https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! Click on the bell icon for updates on the “BootstrappingYour Dreams Show”!Take care and see ya!
11/16/2020

#209 Key factors affecting work-life balance | Albert Zbily | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

Season 1, Ep. 209
Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams' Podcast. I'm Manuj Aggarwal and today I'll be having a fascinating conversation with Albert Zbily.Albert Zbily, founding president of the International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) will share what many of you are seeking - the roadmap to a healthy work-life balance.International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) is the world governing body of the sport of corporate football (soccer).Putting working adults onto a soccer field and encouraging a sound work-life balance is a life-long passion that Albert has embraced for over 10 years. Albert has successfully expanded the federation to 60 countries and to 2.5 million amateur players.With over 20 years of progressive experience in government, international development, business, and sports diplomacy, he developed a keen acumen for business and development.Here we learn about:1:30 Albert talks about how he started on his journey.5:01 What makes FIFCO unique and extraordinary.10:00 Why Albert chose Soccer as the sport to work upon.11:03 How introverts get over their reservations and play in the league.14:25 Albert shares the dynamics of rivalry between corporate giants.18:00 How Albert scaled FIFCO into a multi million thriving business.21:36 How pandemic has affected the sport industry.24:09 Albert predicts how the sports industry is going to be impacted in the long run from the global pandemic.28:48 Albert talks about the different reactions to the pandemic and fluctuating rationality behind them.Find Albert Zbily:FIFCO: https://fifco.orgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertzbilyReach us on:Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/?hl=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: ​https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: ​https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! Click on the bell icon for updates on the “BootstrappingYour Dreams Show”!Take care and see ya!
10/27/2020

#208 Transition to an online business model successfully | Alejandro D’Andrea | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Show

Season 1, Ep. 208
Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams show' Podcast. I'm Manuj Aggarwal, and today I'll be having a fascinating conversation with Alejandro D’AndreaHave you wondered how big brands like Walmart have managed to navigate the challenges of the global pandemic?Alejandro D’Andrea will reveal all the answers!Armed with a degree in computer science and business administration, Alejandro is currently the Chief Information Officer at Walmart, Chile, responsible for the management, implementation, and usability of information and computer technologies.He has also been a consultant in Accenture for seven years.Alejandro does not limit himself to the corporate world and has 3D brain image segmentation publications.Get the insider secrets to making successful change - no matter what the scale!In this episode, Alejandro talks about:(1:29) His journey and dealing with a tight childhood(3:35) How he grew up in Argentina and why he shifted to chile(4:43) What digital transformation means(7:07) How he motivated people to adapt with digital transformation(9:56) How these agile technologies can be implanted in traditional businesses(12:27) Why is flexibility and autonomy important in a company?(13:55) The future of digital technology, is it short term phase or is it to last(15:58) How did walmart deal with innovation(17:39) How did Walmart get into ecommerce(20:33) How will he contrast the rapid changes in organisation against what government is doing across the world(22:05) What effect will pandemic have on security, privacy and scalability?(22:59) Will this Work from home lifestyle last for long or will things get back to normal soon?(24:48) His views and experience on working from home(26:01) Mistakes he made and the lessons he learnt through them(28:43) How new budding entrepreneurs can cope with the changes in this new socially distant economy?(30:00) Is Market Research a good starting point?(31:20) Does the world have financial infrastructure to support digitization?Find Michael on:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aledandrea/Reach us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Take care and see ya!
10/23/2020

#207 Turbo-Charge Your Business | Paul Higgins | Manuj Aggarwal | Bootstrapping Your Dreams Podcast

Season 1, Ep. 207
Welcome to this new episode of “Bootstrapping Your Dream Show” show. I am Manuj Aggarwal, and I will be having an exciting conversation with Paul Higgins.Paul Higgins is a business mentor, a podcaster, and a published author who helps coaches and consultants build online businesses to fund lifestyles.Before starting his own business, Paul worked at Coca-Cola for 18 years, where he served in various senior roles such as marketing director and general manager.Apart from that, he also has experience in leading large sales teams. Paul has had a tremendous amount of experience in account-based selling, creating channel strategies, and integrating acquisitions.In his previous role, he was a director for a $700 million business unit.Paul has sat on advisory boards for $10-50 million range companies and has mentored 271 business owners. His customers ranged from microbusinesses to multi billion-dollar companies and come from diverse backgrounds.Paul is an author of the book called “Build Live Give” and has a podcast that goes by the same name.When it comes to hobbies, Paul loves playing golf and is an avid follower of the sport.Here Paul talks about:(1:36) Paul shares the details of his professional journey from working at Coca-Cola to reaching where he is today.(3:08) How Coca-Cola works towards becoming even more prominent.(6:23) How market and technology-related research was done for physical products such as a cold drink in the 1990s.(8:09) How Coca-Cola balanced between retailers and consumers.(9:58) Paul talks about how things were different in his new startup from his Coca-Cola days.(13:52) How one can help new business owners in getting out of their previous work experience’s mindset.(15:40) Paul talks about the difference in work cultures across the globe.(17:50) Importance of networking for businesses.(20:15) Impact of networking on companies.(22:55) How does one get entrepreneurs and executives to work on social networking.(25:07) Paul discusses entrepreneurial podcasts by giving information regarding the origin and purpose of his podcast.(27:20) Paul shares some learnings which he picked up from some podcasts.(29:30) How to get rid of the chaos in your business.(32:18) How entrepreneurs can deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses.(34:10) How business owners can transfer to online networking as meeting offline isn’t an option for now.Find Paul on:Website - https://paulhigginsmentoring.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhigginsmentoring/Reach us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/?hl=enLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Take care and see ya!
10/22/2020

#206 Dominate the business world with the right image | Art Lewin | Manuj Aggarwal

Season 1, Ep. 206
Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams show' Podcast. I'm Manuj Aggarwal, and today I'll be having a fascinating conversation with Art Lewin.Art is the owner & creative director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation’s premier Bespoke Clothing Company. He has suited up some of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs and business people globally for over 30 years now.Some of his loyal clients include royal family members, renowned celebrities like Hugh Hefner, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Wagner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Ernie Johnny Carson and many more including one of the most-watched commercials suiting up William Shatner in Priceline.He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Esquire, GQ, MyFox 11, Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and numerous other publications, radio shows, and TV programs.In this episode, Art Lewin talks about:(1:55) How he got started.(2:23) His love for dressing up.(3:22) Significance of dressing well.(4:11) Him coming to the USA.(4:41) Challenges faced in getting assimilated into the new culture.(5:27) His journey and how he got into sales and marketing.(6:23) His success story.(7:29) Delivering a successful sales pitch.(8:57) The idea behind Bespoke Clothing Company.(9:28) The status based perspective.(10:25) How he stays ahead of the competition.(11:21) Keeping up with the trends and staying at the top of the game.(13:07) His marketing strategy(TOMA).(14:16) Impact of COVID-19 on his business.(15:08) Being flexible in business.(15:53) How does he stay motivated.(16:47) How he got started with networking.(18:36) Creating his own high-end network.(19:47) Converting ideas into winning execution.(21:02) Learning from mistakes.(21:58) Retaining your best employees.(23:11) His drive, determination, and passion for succeeding in life.(24:42) Money being a by-product of success.(25:12) An interesting story of working with a superstar.(26:33) Ways to help entrepreneurs stay motivated(27:33) Advice for all young and aspiring entrepreneurs.(28:20) How you can connect with him.Find Art Lewin on:Website: https://www.artlewinbespoke.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtLewinBespoke/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/artlewinbespoke/Reach us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwalManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Take care and see ya!
10/21/2020

#205 Create a Masterplan for an Epic Business | Bootstrapping Your Dream Show Interview with Justin Breen

Season 1, Ep. 205
Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams' Podcast. I'm Manuj Aggarwal and today I'll be having a fascinating conversation with Justin Breen.Justin is a visionary, PR entrepreneur, life-changing connector, best-selling author, and a strategic coach.He is hard-wired to seek out and create viral, thought-provoking stories that the media craves. He also loves to network with visionary entrepreneurs and executives who understand the value of investing in themselves and their businesses.Justin is also the author of No. 1 International Best Selling book, ‘Epic Business’.His clients have appeared in the New York Times, NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, CNBC, U.S. News & World Report, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Fox News, Crain’s New York, Forbes Magazine, Reuters, Billboard, The Associated Press, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle and many more.Here we learn about:[01:43] How Justin started off on his journey.[02:28] Story of how Justin reached out to 5000 people[02:40] Justin's reach out "strategy" that got him to this journey.[03:42] Learn the value of building a network.[04:09] Justin's advice on network building.[05:46] Media experience, relationships with journalists.[06:58] Building relationships with your target market.[08:30] Justin's McDonald's story.[10:35] Connecting with a diverse set of people.[12:00] Why Justin is successful.[15:04] Justin shares his lessons and benefits from Networking.[16:52] Justin shares his 2 cents on why people don’t rise to adopt an abundance mentality.[19:09] Behind-the-scene scoops on mindsets of journalists and TV show producers.[22:16] How the TV world is different from the print world.[24:26] How do businesses of different scales approach PR.[27:08] Traits which separate visionaries from other people.[29:10] Justin shares his vision of post-pandemic scope for businesses to grow.[31:40] Justin’s advice for brick-and-mortar businesses in these unprecedented situations.Join our community: https://bootstrapping.groupConnect with Manuj:https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujagga...https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwalhttps://www.instagram.com/manujagro/Connect with Justin Breen:https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinbre...https://www.instagram.com/brepicbreen/https://www.facebook.com/BrEpicBreenManuj’s stories:Read Manuj’s story here: ​https://him.innerget.comAnd his entrepreneurial journey here: ​https://www.InnerGet.comThank you for tuning in!Do you have any feedback or thoughts? Please leave a comment!Take care and see ya!