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The Enlightened Life: Deidre Sirianni

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Meet Deidre Sirianni – Entrepreneur, Business Strategist and overall enlightened human being. Her wisdom and insight has helped so many step into their truth unapologetically, as she puts it.

After going through a painful time in her own life and a period of self-discovery, she found a way to begin again and to live life on her own terms. Now she’s on a mission to help others do the same.  As it turns out, it only takes a few moments with her until that transformation, that shift, begins to happen. How do I know? Because I found myself being incredibly transparent during our conversation and in an unexpected, fearless sort of way. So much so, I said the two words I didn’t think I ever would. And as you’ll soon be able to imagine, publishing this episode wasn’t easy. But, if I expect my guests to be real, raw, or willing to share their stories, I don’t think it’s fair for me to safeguard my own where I see fit.

Here’s to being brave.

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Made to Lead: Edwin Frondozo

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I sat down with Edwin Frondozo, host of the award-winning Business Leadership Podcast and Chief Product Officer & co-founder at Slingshot VoIP.

 

It’s safe to say that Edwin’s a busy guy. Not only is he constantly working toward achieving his personal and professional goals, he’s giving back to the entrepreneurial community by acting as an advisor at Startup Canada and facilitating the TechStars startup weekend held for 100+ participants.

 

In this episode we talk about everything from his morning routine, tips for launching and scaling a podcast, the most common traits among the greatest business leaders, why he runs without music, and more.

Books he recommends:

How to Live a Good Life by Jonathan Fields

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Motivational music (who doesn’t love a throwback?):

I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

Lose Yourself by Emine

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Life Without Borders: Michael Graziano, Global Degree

I first met Michael Graziano at Flight Centre Canada‘s head office in Vancouver, BC (my former place of employment). For three years we sponsored his show, Global Degree, simply because it was one of the most inspiring and entertaining initiatives we’d seen in a long time.

What is a Global Degree?

The concept of the show is both simple and outrageously ambitious – Michael is on a mission to travel to every country in the world. His drive to achieve this goal is rooted in his desire to improve the post-secondary education experience, hence the name Global Degree.

He has already made his way to 106 countries, capturing the excitement, and most importantly, the enlightenment that travel brings each of its pursuers. I’ve watched him tear down walls of ignorance, find friends in the unlikeliest of places and fearlessly cross borders some of us wouldn’t even dream of approaching.

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If that isn’t impressive enough, Global Degree has managed to build a social media community of more than 1,000,000 followers, and their videos have a collective view count of over 70 million.

 
More Than a Milestone
 
He is also no stranger to public speaking, with international engagements under his belt that include the impressive Hostelworld Conference held in Dublin, Ireland in 2015.
 
His ability to unforgivingly forgo society’s standards for an acceptable career path is resulting in an upgrade that our outdated education system desperately needs. His mission is not only share-worthy, it’s revolutionary for today’s youth. 
 
 
 
 
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The Global Degree Academy

 
Michael Graziano’s influence extends far outside the realm of social media. He bravely took on a project most would have written off as an impossible feat and built the Global Degree Academy, making it feasible for anyone to earn a post-secondary education while traveling to every country in the world. Don’t believe me? I’ll leave it to Michael to explain…
 
 
 

 

Michael Graziano’s Book Recommendations

 
 
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
 
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
 
Want to continue following Michael’s journey? Find him on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
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Welcome to Made for That

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What was that thing you dreamt of doing as a kid? That you still dream about now? That feels like it’s just a part of you? You know what I mean. The guitar strings that are simply an extension of your fingers. The code that gets written or the bug that gets fixed before you’ll eat, sleep, or even check the time. The voice that stops someone dead in their tracks, the 100 meters you refuse to let anyone run faster than you or the followers that would be lost without you to lead them.

I want to introduce you to the people that have found their purpose, their calling. Or a fight inside of them they didn’t know was there. I want you to hear about their achievements and their mistakes. The inevitable failures on the path to greatness, how it feels to fall hard and what it means to stand back up… what it means to try again tomorrow.

There is no story I love more than the relentless pursuit of a dream; than the story of someone who looked at something and said, “I was born for this.”

This is made for that.