Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. John Ruhlin
John Ruhlin is the founder of the Ruhlin Group, a gift strategy and logistics company that helps their clients send world-class gifts that stand out, increase referrals, and strengthen retention with their clients, employees and prospects. It all started when John began applying the principles of generosity at Cutco and started making the largest deals out of all of their 1.5 million reps and distributors. Suddenly he wasn’t just selling knives, people were asking him to speak on stage and teach their sales and marketing teams. John took those principles of giving that made him so successful at Cutco and used them to build the Ruhlin Group and write his own book, “Giftology.” In this episode, John discusses the path that led him to where he is now and how to put the methods of generosity that he lays out in “Giftology” to work for you.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Kara Goldin
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., a healthy lifestyle brand best known for its flagship product, Hint Water- the number one flavored water in the United States. In building Hint, Inc into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time, Kara has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California, and the Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Kara is also the author of ‘Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters’ which recently made the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list and is part autobiography, part business memoir and includes many insights on self-development. In this episode, we’ll be talking about her career, book, and some tips to a healthier, better you!
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Marcus Sheridan
Marcus Sheridan is the guest on this episode of “Now to Next.” He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his powerful transformational business approach and his best-selling book, They Ask, You Answer (which happens to be one of the most impactful books I personally read this year). So naturally, we dive into some of the things Marcus discusses in his book, but we also get into topics like the blurred line between sales and marketing in businesses today, the 5 fundamental subjects people research before they engage with a company, and how content consumption affects sales. Marcus has been dubbed a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times and has appeared on Forbes’ top 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss” list, so I’d highly advise tuning in to this episode for some fascinating and insightful business advice.
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Rooney
Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor organization, an F-16 Fighter Pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional… just to name a few things, and he’s this episode’s “Now to Next” guest. We talk what it takes to become a fighter pilot and the major life lessons it has taught Dan. We’d also be remiss if we didn’t talk about the story of the Folds of Honor non-profit organization, what prompted Dan Rooney to create it and how it’s grown (and still growing) to help so many military families. Lastly, we dive into Dan’s new book, Fly Into the Wind! He shares some of the “life storms” that inspired the book as well as some of the acronyms like “CAVU” and “LOE” that have become his personal code of living. Humble and heartfelt, Dan is an amazing person and someone I’ve been lucky enough to call a friend, and you’ll want to check this episode out!
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Joey Coleman
Joey Coleman is the founder and “Chief Experience Composer” of Design Symphony, a customer experience branding firm, a renowned speaker, and the author of the best-selling book “Never Lose A Customer Again.” Joey has over 20 years of experience and a lot of hands-on knowledge due to an insane career path —his words. On today’s Now to Next episode, Joey shares his insights on his “First 100 Days® Methodology” in regards to keeping customers, the 8 phases of the customer experience, the eclectic career path that led to where he is today…and even some tips on the best time of day to use a four-wheeler to tow your brother (who is, of course, attached to a hang glider). This is one you won’t want to miss.
Now To Next With Nick Nanton Feat. James Altucher
James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded over 20 companies. In this episode, he dives into his “Choose Yourself” mentality and what that means in terms of finding your own passions, forging your own path, and his daily practice with what he calls the four bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). James also discusses the reaction he faced (the good and the bad) after his “New York City is Dead Forever” article went viral during the pandemic. We talk reviews from the 8-part docuseries about James on Amazon Prime video that I directed, and finally James gives some insights on his new book, “Skip The Line.”
Now to Next With Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Sullivan
Nick Nanton is joined by Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach, to discuss his new book “Who Not How”. Sullivan, who’s coached thousands of entrepreneurs since 1974, discusses the importance of collaboration and understanding one’s own ‘Unique Abilities’ to achieve the four freedoms crucial to entrepreneurial success – the freedom of Time, Money, Relationships and Purpose.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dick Vitale
Dick Vitale is a wildly popular college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. Known for his unbridled enthusiasm and charismatic delivery, Dickie V first coached high school basketball, then moved to Rutgers University, the University of Detroit, and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons in a period of just nine years — before joining ESPN where he’s spent the last 40 years. Host Nick Nanton and Dick talk about the overwhelming support of Dick’s family and how it led him to undergoing corrective surgery. Nick and Dickie V also discuss the documentary they are working on together, raising money to battle pediatric cancer through the V Foundation, and his biggest failure in life involving a former player.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Quan Huynh
Quan Huynh is the post-release program manager for Defy Ventures — a non-profit that provides opportunities to men and women with criminal histories. Host Nick Nanton and Quan talk about his new book, “Sparrow and the Razor Wire,” which begins when Quan recieved a sentence of 15 years-to-life for killing a man in gang-related incident. Nick and Quan also discuss how he discovered a new path while being incarcerated that led to self-reflection and the ability to help those that may feel “stuck,” how joining and creating groups that do good in prison made Quan feel the best he ever had, and what he did during his final 150 days behind bars to officially move on.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton is a venture capitalist, author, managing partner of Backstage Capital and the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Fast Company — that isn’t an athlete or entertainer. Backstage Capital has raised more than $30 million and invested in more than 130 companies led by underestimated founders. Host Nick Nanton and Arlan discuss the types of educational companies she loves currently being created, how sitting front row at a Janet Jackson concert inspired her ideals and future career path, and what drove Arlan to start a fund to invest in the companies that were being overlooked. Nick and Arlan also talk about building Backstage Capital for three years before receiving any funding, her book, “It’s About Damn Time” which shares the principles of entrepreneurship, and the benefits of backing syndicate members via Backstage Crowd.
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Alwyn Cosgrove
Recorded during the California wildfires, CEO of Results Fitness, Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the most respected fitness experts in the world — on top of being a business coach, author, and speaker. Host Nick Nanton and Alwyn discuss the reason Allwyn first got into Tae Kwon Do, how his entrepreneurial mindset spurned the idea of becoming a gym owner, and the rule of threes — that if you complain about something three times, you’re the person that needs to fix it or stop complaining. Nick and Alwyn also discuss writing the methodology to scale and differentiate his business, how one decision in business can change everything, aka the ripple effect, and either hiring and expert to help you or becoming that expert.
Now To Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Sims
What you see is what you get with Steve Sims. London-native, Sims, is a massively successful serial entrepreneur and author that tells it likes it is but is still compassionate in his approach. Host Nick Nanton and Steve discuss the true and positive meaning of being a “hustler,” imagining what you could achieve if you weren’t afraid of trying, and how entrepreneurs are able to tweak a bad situation into a diamond situation. Nick and Steve also talk about learning the art of negotiating from Steve’s days working in clubs, the reasons you should always ask “why” three times within a conversation, and how to become so valuable that famous people want to engage with you.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is the founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals — a global hunger charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education for more than 1.6 million of the world’s poorest children per day. Host Nick Nanton and Magnus discuss his second book — Give” Charity and the Art of Living Generously,” how any genuine act of charity will always involve a risk, and learning from the people he was trying to help. Magnus also talks about founding Scottish International Relief, empowering communities to volunteer their own time to cook and grow food, and how the business model has been replicated across 19 countries.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Todd Herman
Todd Herman is New York Times Best-Selling author, entrepreneur, business coach and mentor who has spent more than 20 years as a performance adviser to athletes and business executives at the highest level. Host Nick Nanton and Todd discuss his recovery from COVID-19, the principles behind Todd’s latest book — “The Alter Ego Effect,” and the importance of having a mentor. Nick and Todd also talk about the four layers of the core self, creating a secondary ego to reach new levels of performance as well as protecting yourself from criticism, and the language of peak-performance.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Joe De Sena
Joe de Sena is CEO and founder of Spartan Race, a New York Times best-seller, and a popular keynote speaker and podcast host. Host Nick Nanton and Joe discuss three business/life lessons that Joe got from the most unlikely of sources, the entrepreneurial mindset of serving first, and the evolution of Spartan Race. Nick and Joe also talk about the people that inspire Joe to get after it every day, work-life integration, the challenge of teaching persistence to children, and focusing on the things in life that you can control.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson is an IT risk consultant, speaker, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author of “The Bezos Letters.” Host Nick Nanton and Steve talk about the 14 principles grouped into four cycles that Bezos references in his shareholder letters, Amazon’s culture of experimenting and inventing, and creating meaningful differentiation through Amazon Go and Kindle. Nick and Steve also discuss understanding your flywheel — Amazon’s secret sauce for to making their business grow, and the incremental differences between type one and type two decisions.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Chris Voss
Chris Voss is the CEO and founder of The Black Swan Group Ltd, a best-selling author, and the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator. Host Nick Nanton discusses Chris’ national best-selling book, “Never Split the Difference,” the attributes that make a master negotiator, and empathy’s effect in business negotiations.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keith Ferrazzi
Host Nick Nanton talks with New York Times Best-Selling author, Keith Ferrazzi, about the term he coined, “co-elevation,” why networking begins with providing enough value to people, and serve, share, care — the inspiration behind Keith’s new book “Leading Without Authority.”
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keni Thomas: Leading in Uncertain Times
Host Nick Nanton talks with friend and former Army Ranger, Keni Thomas about a plethora of topics including The Battle of Mogadishu, which was the inspiration for the motion picture Black Hawk Down. Nick and Keni also discuss servant-leaders and how they can whiteboard a better America, building trust through Keni’s Downrange Advanced Leadership Course, and the importance of doing the right thing even when it’s hard.
Addiction in Uncertain Times
Host Nick Nanton speaks with three of the foremost experts in addiction — Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Andrew Nanton, and Joe Polish. Topics of discussion include addicts being unable to receive treatment due to the quarantine associated with COVID-19, how those affected by A.D.D. are currently dealing with isolation, and ways that people can support one another — not only through the toughest of times but daily, once the world resumes its traditional functions.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Andre Norman
Andre Norman sits down with Nick Nanton to discuss his new book, Ambassador of Hope. A #1 Amazon Bestseller, Andre details how he turned poverty and prison into a purpose-driven life. His life-changing true story provides motivation for a better tomorrow. Andre’s continuing mission is to spread awareness to the poor, the youth, and the professionals of the world.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Anthony Scaramucci
Probably best known as the former White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramucci, is a brilliant guy with an incredible amount of grit, hustle, and life experiences. Learn about Anthony’s Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole (2016) — and why it’s more relevant today than ever. Written from his experiences during the previous financial downturn, Scaramucci gives you a primer on how to succeed in an unpredictable business market. Although Scaramucci believes you can’t necessarily control what happens to your business, you can absolutely control how you react in the moment — and the ones that precede.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Jay Abraham
In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, host Nick Nanton speaks with his longtime collaborator Jay Abraham. The pair break down 10 of Jay’s 21 all-important Power Principles of Success. Nick and Jay also answer questions in hopes of helping citizens of the world thrive through pillars of value and bounce back once the pandemic has passed. Jay also touches upon the current uncertainty surrounding the real estate market, establishing your superior skillset, and uncovering the real meaning of life.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Ross Thornley
Nick Nanton sits down with Ross Thornley, the CEO and co-founder of AQai. This purpose-driven conversation touches upon Ross’ three key attributes — adaptability, assessments, and coaching. Ross, a relentlessly curious individual, discusses the possible outcomes of working remotely in a post-COVID-19 world — and how humans are built to adapt even in the most dire of situations.
Now to Next with Nick Nanton SPECIAL EDITION: Human Trafficking in Uncertain Times
Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner is an author, speaker and media personality who founded Steiner Sports, a sports marketing and memorabilia company, in 1987 and grew it into a $50 million empire and the most successful sports memorabilia company of its kind. He has worked with some of the biggest athletes and brands in the world and also is widely known for having bought the old Yankee Stadium. He is also the founder and CEO of CollectibleXchange and The Steiner Agency. Today, Brandon speaks worldwide to audiences primarily on the topic of how to grow your business by differentiating yourself from your competitors through building relationships, motivating your team, increasing productivity, and anticipating your customers’ needs. He’s going to share some insights on those topics with us on this episode of “Now to Next” as well as a story or two from his book, Living On Purpose.