Josh Turner - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

103 – Josh Turner – Linked Selling (@JoshBTurner & @jj_jarrell)



In this episode, Jared Easley together with co-host Jonathan JJ Jarrell from The Business of People and Leadership Podcast welcomes to the show Josh Turner. Josh is the founder of LinkSelling. He helps his clients generate leads and increase sales by systematically building relationships with co-prospects and converting them into warm leads. Josh has deep expertise in designing enormous lead generation campaigns and leveraging LinkedIn, content marketing, outbound email and more!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

Reciprocate vs. Does anyone notice?

Converting webinars with Chris Brogan

Becoming a LION (LinkedIn open networker)

The best way to create opportunities according to Josh

“Develop relationships with people and have a system to stay top of mind with them”

The advantages of LinkedIn as a platform for connecting with other networks

“Anybody you want to reach out to and help cover your business, you can find them in LinkedIn”

How LinkedIn differs from a resume

The benefits of being in a LinkedIn group

How LinkedIn makes use of visuals and layouts

The changes in the features of LinkedIn

Fixing up your profile in LinkedIn

The differences between Free LinkedIn and Premium LinkedIn

Opportunities in -online training program

Generating leads online with Linked Selling

Ways on connecting with the right people for your business

The ideal amount of time per day in building an attractive profile -20 minutes a day!

Unconventional ways LinkedIn is used today

“The mistakes people make is they go out there and just talk about themselves”

Building communities that your prospects care about

“Put the interest of your prospects first”

The people who interests Josh Turner

-         Russ Henneberry of

Connect with Josh Turner at:

LinkedIn: Josh Turner

Josh’s message to all the listeners:

“If you are looking for strategies or new ideas to grow your business… Be prepared… Allocate all necessary resources. Don’t be afraid to spend money for your business. When I started spending money for my business and people, it took off!”

Linked Selling

Linked Selling

Items Mentioned: 

Linked Selling

Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Russ Henneberry of

Josh Turner and Chris Brogan - LinkedSelling Webinar

Josh Turner and Chris Brogan – LinkedSelling Webinar


Mike Kim - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

102 – Mike Kim – Up and To the Right (@mikekimtv)



In this episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley is fortunate to interview the guest for the day, Mike Kim!  Mike is a chief marketing officer, a speaker, and business consultant.  Mike is the host of one of Jared’s favourite shows, the Up and to the Right Podcast. Learn about what Mike is doing by going to his site!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

Mike as a musician

When making a difficult decision… “Make sure that your coming from a place of health

Embracing the idea of necessary endings

Dealing with “burn out”

“When you’re burned out, you can’t even imagine. You even lose the ability to think.”

“Burn out is contagious, it spills over into other areas of your life”

Working with three jobs all at the same time -80 hours a week!

Blogging as Mike’s outlet to the events of his life

The importance of having a life coach

Career assessment –gauging which aspects from your job that you value the most

“Picture what your week would like doing that job… After you do that, assess which is least and most appealing.”

Moving through the unknown path and starving those doubts!

People who have not done “enough” in their lives

 “Start within yourself and think big”

“The greatest gift that you can give to God and to people is to fulfil your potentials.”

How to bring traffic to your site

-          Share stuff that is valuable to people

-          Be YOU!

Steps in starting a blog –Think big with your blog!

“Technology allows us to reach more people theoretically in one year”

Steps in starting a podcast!

Top three books Mike recommends for marketers:

  1. Start with Testing Advertising Methods by John Caples
  2. Ogilvy on Adverting by David Ogilvy
  3. Tribes: We Need You to Lead us by Seth Godin

The confidence of a leader

Mike’s message to those who are feeling discouraged –Keep going!

“The person who keeps on going will be rewarded.”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!”- Michael Jordan

Becoming good in encouraging yourself and starving your doubts

Staying focused on great ideas

“Discipline yourself to work on every idea”

-          Set a time in working with your ideas

What is Mike most proud of? –Helping others grow in their business!

Know who is doing something that interests Mike Kim!

Mike’s message for all the listeners:

“You are more valuable than you think. You’ve got something unique that you are called and assigned to share and impart to this world before you’re gone. Do the work, develop yourself, and fulfil your potential”

Connect with Mike at:

Up and To the Right Podcast with Mike Kim

Up and To the Right Podcast with Mike Kim

Items Mentioned:

Book: Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud

Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Tribes: We Need You to Lead us by Seth Godin

Video: Mike Kim – The Three C’s of Leadership

Hans Finzel - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

101 – Hans Finzel – Lifelong Learning (@hansfinzel & @kingsleygrant)



The midlife-preneur Kingsley Grant from is the co-host of Jared Easley for today’s podcast. We are privileged to welcome a great man as our guest for this episode. This man is a successful author, teacher, a leader among leaders and someone who is known in the podcasting world as the leadership answer man. The man were talking about is no other than Hans Finzel of the!

He trained leaders internationally on five continents and recently completed twenty years of presidency in International Non-Profit World Venture with a staff of 550 workers in seventy countries worldwide. Hans is now the leadership answer man in the podcasting world and he is ready to share great things he learned as a leader in this podcast.

In this episode, you will learn:

The best way to handle confrontation –enter the danger zone!

 “It’s very unhealthy in an organization to avoid conflicts.”

“Go into the danger zone and you’ll be glad you did.”

The right way to go into the danger zone

“Present truth gracefully but you have to deliver the bad news.”

Praise –Criticism –Praise

Try everything and not succeed or try one thing and succeed?

“Success belongs to people who are willing to take risks.”

The principle of bright spots

“Try a lot of things and go towards the bright spots.”

Working on your platforms

“There’s not one key to successfully building platforms online.”

The balance between being prudent and a risk-taker

The importance of feedback

What compelled Hans in starting a podcast?

 “You can go from being so excited to getting bored with your career over period of years”

Why Hans loves to write

What inspired Hans to name his podcast The Leadership Answer Man

The key to learn from your mistakes –Evaluation!

“Don’t just keep making the same mistakes.”

Hans’ 10 biggest mentors! –have young, old and side mentors

The challenges young leaders are facing today –spoiled, in denial and not ready in facing hardships

Hans’ encouragement for emerging leaders –listen to the older generations

The healthiest organization is a group that has people of all ages in it.”

Hans defines blind spots – a weakness or a problem in you that you are not aware of

One of the top mistakes leaders make

Hans’ encouragement to people in their mid-years who feels stuck in life – Don’t stop learning!

“Every effective leader is a lifelong learner. If people stop learning, they get stagnant.”

How Hans’ measures personal success

Hans’ few favourite leadership quotes:

“The measure of you as a leader is not what you do but what others do because of what you do.” -Harold Hendricks

“My greatest fear for you in life is not that you will fail but that you will succeed at the wrong thing.”

Succeeding at the wrong thing?

Hans’ greatest enemy in pursuing his passion is personal doubt

Learn and listen

“If we keep learning and listening we would become more effective leaders.”

Items Mentioned:

Hans Finzel’s podcast: Care Enough to Confront

Emotional Intelligence –Hans Podcast

The Bible Answer Man

Cliff Ravenscraft of the Podcast AnswerMan

Book: Launch Your Encore

Michael Hyatt

Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel

Hans Finzel - Leadership Answer Man podcast

Hans Finzel – Leadership Answer Man podcast

 Video: My Boss is a Jerk! What do I do?

James Kinson - Starve the Doubts Podcast interview

100 – James Kinson – Cash Car Convert (@cashcarconvert & @jimmunchbach)



In this episode, Jared Easley with co-host Jim Munchbach from interviewed the guest for the day, James Kinson!

James lives in Dallas Texas, married for fifteen years, the proud father of two grown sons and a beautiful three-year old daughter, a public speaker and the host of The Cash Car Convert Podcast. James has owned twenty vehicles over the last forty years. James knows how to find good inexpensive used cars and is passionate in helping others do the same!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

Which is better ATR 2100 or PR 40?

Smart Conference or Start Conference?

Leasing a Tesla Model S

James favourite podcast shows

James presentation in The Dallas Podcast Meet Up

James struggles in High School and his turning point
“I had someone who believed in me and helped me get by.”

James story of childhood when they financially lost everything

How James overcome self-doubt during the toughest season of his life
“There was a piece in me that I felt like it was goanna work out for the best.”
“I took it as an opportunity to turn my life around.”

James talked about his personal faith

James encouragement for people who had bad church experiences and faith crisis
“People will make mistakes and let you down because they’re human. And that’s why we need a God who has grace.”

Pieces of advice from different authors that helped James in becoming the Cash Car Convert
“Sell the car and buy the beater” – Dave Ramsey

Meet your ego to look cool or get a practical car? –Want versus Need

James answered: “Why do you do what you do?”, “What matters to you when it comes to money or your life?”

Why is James blessed? –Blessing others financially and by sharing knowledge
“I am blessed to become a blessing.”

James advice for listeners who want to learn managing their money
“Invest in yourself, not on things.”

What about buying a new truck?
- Buy a new one that you can afford
“It’s expensive to be cool!”

Cash Car Convert with James Kinson

Cash Car Convert with James Kinson

James favourite FREE resources for personal finance and/or buying a vehicle:
- Carfax
- Auto Trader
- Craig’s List
- Kelly Blue Book
- Dan Miller’s 48Days Online
- Thomas Stanley’s website and blog

James advice for passionate people who wants to communicate their ideas to the world but currently has no audience
“Find somebody that’s doing what you want to do and emulate them.” -Anthony Robbins
- Start a blog
- Write your content
- Search for people online who are in the same niche that you are and follow them
- Engage and interact with the people your following – Join groups
- Build online and offline relationships

Whose doing something that interests James Kinson?

James message for every listener
“Believe in yourself. Take the steps toward your dream. Get yourself in a financial position where you can go for your dream. Don’t believe it’s too far away… Start from where you are, start making better decisions.”

Connect with James on his:
Twitter: @cashcarconvert

James Kinson with Ellory Wells and Cynthia Sanchez

James Kinson with Ellory Wells and Cynthia Sanchez

Items mentioned:

Dave Ramsey
Rachel Cruze
Michael Hyatt –This is Your Life Podcast
Podcast Answer Man
48 Days with Dan Miller
Mitch Todd
Pat Flynn
John Lee Dumas
The Millionaire Next Door
Power of Habit  by Charles Duhigg
Cliff Ravenscraft
Ray Edwards

Rachel Cruze - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

099 – Rachel Cruze – Smart Money Smart Kids (@RachelCruze & @CashCarConvert)


Rachel Cruze

In this episode, Jared Easley together with co-host James Kinson of hosted an interview with the smart money expert Rachel Cruze! Rachel is the co-author of the new book Smart Money, Smart Kids.

Rachel travels to countries speaking to people and encouraging them to be in a winning position with money. As a woman who grew up learning from her parents the right money management, Rachel is also passionate in helping parents raise money-smart kids who’ll create a great impact in the coming generations.

In this episode you’ll learn:

Kids catch your actions more than what you’re telling them

Give your kids commission instead of allowance

Who takes the bigger responsibilities for student loans?

Investing in a college degree

College working students, is it a yes or a no?

Give first, Spend, then go Save!

             “Giving is the antidote to selfishness, discontentment and self-entitlement”

Know if Rachel still struggles staying in budget today

How Rachel made money to get her first $16,000 car

Teaching your kids to save money

             “Enjoy having your kids save for something.”

How Rachel’s parents raised her to have good work ethics

Rachel’s advice for parents who want their child to grow with ethical manners

             “Teach them to work diligently on the things they need do as young as they are.”

Rachel’s three bounced checks when she was 15 years old

Shopping with two girls from Mercy Ministries as an opportunity to give

The impact of handling money at an earlier age in the future

                 “It’s a great gift from parents to teach their kids how to handle money”

Raising a generation who understands work ethics

“Help them avoid money mistakes. Show them how to avoid money mistakes –and they will be forever grateful.”

Rachel’s recommendation on how parents can raise money-smart kids

-          Be intentional in every teachable moment. Don’t be afraid

-          Be intentional guarding your actions. Your kids watch you.

James Kinson with Rachel Cruze

James Kinson with Rachel Cruze

Items mentioned:

Mercy Ministries

Smart Money, Smart Kids

Video: Smart Money Smart Kids – Book Trailer

Jonathan Milligan - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

098 – Jonathan Milligan – Teach Your Passion (@jonmilligan)


Jonathan Milligan

Today we are glad to welcome Jonathan Milligan in the show!  Jonathan is the blogger of He also does more blogging at, Kindle Your Passion and Teach Your Passion.

Jonathan’s greatest passion is sharing people his knowledge, experiences and entrepreneurial principles he learned in his journey towards the career he loves. Jonathan is also passionate in helping people determine what they want and guide them to get there.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Jonathan’s background and vocation before he found the sweet spot of his career
  • What lead Jonathan to start blogging
  • How Jonathan was able to monetize his blogs
  • Jonathan’s passion to teach others a career in blogging
  • Jonathan talked about the birth of
  • How can help you
  • Spend time knowing what your audience wants
  • How to start an online course
  • Working and sharing great ideas with an exclusive group of people
  • Building a paid membership site
  • How to make your members keep their membership
  • The right mentality in putting up a course

A course must create a promise. What is the promise that you want to deliver your audience? In anything you’ll do, point back to that promise.

  • The challenge in putting up a course

Talking too much about things that may or may not matter will only frustrate you and your audience

  • Be clear with your promise and think through the steps to get there!
  • How to grow a good personal network
  • Learning how to deal with technology
  • How to receive payments from an online course
  • Jonathan talked about and his new courses in
  • Jonathan talked how can help an individual grow as a leader
  • What Jonathan would say to a person who says:

“I like self discipline” –Priorities are done early in the morning

“I want to build a lifestyle business”

–        You have to be willing to change your mind set. Figure out who will be your boss. You need to have both the worker hat and the boss hat

“I want to discover my passion”

–        Discovering your passion is discovering your unique gift.

“I want to live with greater focus”

–        Decide on what’s important! Write your goals.

  • Jonathan shares his L.I.F.E goals

-Location independent


-Financial Freedom


Items mentioned:

Connect with Jonathan Milligan in his Twitter account: @jonmilligan

Teach Your Passion with Jonathan Milligan

Teach Your Passion with Jonathan Milligan

Boost Leadership Summit

Boost Leadership Summit

Jeff Brown - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

097 – Jeff Brown – Podcaster Academy (@THEjeffbrown & @medicalschoolhq)


Jeff Brown

In this Starve the Doubts episode, Jared Easley co-hosts the show with Dr. Ryan Gray of the Medical School HQ podcast, as they interview THE Jeff Brown, an award-winning broadcaster and the genius behind the Read to Lead Podcast, a highly regarded show that quickly rose to become the Top 3 Career and Top 10 Business podcast in 2013.  His show is basically founded on the belief that “intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life,” providing listeners with thoughts and insights about leadership, personal development, business, and marketing.

With his 26 years of experience in the radio industry, Jeff Brown brought his expertise into the Podcaster Academy, an online course he founded in December 2013, aimed at providing podcasters with the necessary communication artillery in order to help them deliver better and more improved shows by connecting more intimately to their listeners.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Jeff transitioned from radio to podcasting.
  • How he got the courage to dive in.
  • The value of learning constantly.
  • The value of reading.
  • Putting other people first before you.
  • His goal to improve podcasters’ communication skills through the Podcast Academy.
Jeff Brown - Podcast Movement

Jeff Brown – Podcast Movement

Items mentioned:

  • On security vs. Freedom:

○        Security meant steady paycheck, vacation days

○        Freedom  there is no safety net but Jeff was ready for a new challenge

  • Once you’ve tasted freedom on the entrepreneurial sense, there’s no going back to “security.”
  • On radio vs. podcasting:

○        Radio means living up to someone else’s expectations; a lot of pressure to perform, ratings and pleasing the producers.

○        In podcasting, you’re the boss of everything, You create what you want to create and how you want to create it; you have listeners to please but there are no gatekeepers.

  • In 2010, he started a side business in the margins of life doing websites and mobile apps for small businesses but it’s not what he wanted to do long-term. He was thinking of starting a podcast.
  • Jeff’s timeline prior to Jeff’s independence day:

○        Around March-April 2013, Jeff has already been contemplating on leaving his job.

○        He planned to leave his job on December 31 of that year.

○        But on June 17, 2013, his company decided he was not needed anymore and so he was let go. Then he knew it was time. He decided to go full steam ahead and haven’t looked back since.

  • It took a while for him to get the courage and he was not even sure if he would’ve had the courage if he had not been let go.
  • What helped him find the courage: by entertaining those thoughts about podcasting and by reading folks like Seth Godin and Chris Brogan; and recently, Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Cliff Ravenscraft, and Jared Easley.
  • For 5 years, he was surrounding himself with people like them via books and podcasts and mastermind groups. Without these people feeding into him, there wouldn’t be any courage in him at all.
  • You should always be learning.  If you develop those kinds of habits, you will find out very quickly that most of the people around you aren’t doing these things. And you will realize that you’re ahead of many of your peers without even initially realizing it.
  • In 2008, when he dived into the likes of Chris Brogan and Seth Godin and into blogging and reading about social media, by default, he began the go-to guy in his company so he was invited to speak at different functions within the company.
  • Over time, people start seeing that; people tap into it and start recognizing you. Before you know it, you’re doing these things that you love to do; people are actually calling upon you for help because you’ve taken upon yourself to dive in headfirst.
  • Read all you can and learn from other people as much as you can and attend conference and seminars.
  • Even if you’re not gonna leave your job, doing those things are important because you set yourself apart.  You become somebody that others appreciate, admire, and depend on; and if you do lose your job, you are far more prepared.
  • Reading was the last thing he wanted to do back as a young person.  It was a chore for him. In the last 25-26 years, all he did was write and came to love it; he came to love reading in his early 30s.
  • Reading opened his eyes to the level of knowledge contained in a $1500 book.
  • Then it led to his constant reading of blogs, which just blew him away in the late 2000s by how much knowledge that was shared for free by people who are infinitely smarter than he was.
  • Finding out what people need and giving it to them.
  • Figuring out not so much about what your passion is, but what they need and tapping into what skills you might have that can fill that need.
  • He messed up misquoting; crediting another person for Chris Brogan’s quote.
  • There’s nothing wrong with poking fun at yourself and that endears you to people.
  • The commonalities in the mindset of authors: the combination of helping people and relationships.
  • The Podcaster Academy – he went back to his radio roots and teaching others some of the expertise that he learned for so long.
  • How Jeff came up with the idea of Podcaster Academy.
  • Jeff hopes to ultimately help podcasters stand out and rise to the top and be the cream of the crop.
  • Jeff encourages people to launch the podcast first; and if you want to improve, then sign up for Podcaster Academy.
  • On starting out a podcast: Get out there and do it! And don’t let fear stop you! You have to start somewhere.
  • When you launch, there is hardly anybody listening and that is the best time to make mistakes.
  • There’s not really a trick to sitting behind a microphone, but what you have to remember is that it is a conversation. Treat the mic like a human being and not as an inanimate object.
  • Surround yourself with people who will encourage you.  Be part of a mastermind group or start one.  They will be able to answer questions for you and you get to help out each other.
Podcaster Academy

Podcaster Academy

  • Jeff is bringing the podcaster academy back in June!

Video: Jeff Brown’s interview with Ben Carpenter on the Read to Lead Podcast

Jeff Brown and Jon Acuff

Jeff Brown and Jon Acuff

Joseph Michael - Scrivener Coach

096 – Joseph Michael – The Worlds Greatest Scrivener Coach (@ScrivenerCoach & @ryanrhoten)


Joseph Michael

In this Stave the Doubts episode, Jared Easley together with Ryan Rhoten, interviews Joseph Michael of Joseph is an author, blogger, video producer, and course creator. He is also the guy behind Joseph has been featured on Entrepreneurs on Fire, Lifehacker, The Oh So Pinteresting, The Social Strategy Podcast, and The Creative Penn among others. Joseph’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and inspiring people to be better in their careers.

In this episode, you will learn about:

Items mentioned:

  • How to focus when writing a blog
  • Key on improving your work is to constantly learn
  • Start small and take that first step
  • Joseph’s big switch to Scrivener
  • Scrivener is Microsoft Word in steroids
  • Creating a course for Scrivener
  • Creating videos for a course
  • Keeping a video run for 2-3 minutes
  • Finding time for doing lots of things
  • Figuring out what the market wants
  • Get feedback before you create it, see if there is a demand for it
  • Joseph’s doubts and how he did to overcome them
  • Pricing the product
  • Crucial needs of every brands’ visual plan
  • When you are designing a website, you have to think of functionality more, rather than design
  • Stop spending a lot of time on your logo
Joseph Michael & Family

Joseph Michael & Family

Video: Teach Your Child to Tie Shoes in 5 Minutes


“Scrivener is Microsoft Word on steroids!” ~ Joseph Michael


“Usually, the time that you are closest to breakthrough is right before you quit.” ~ Joseph Michael


“Nothing is too big if it’s broken down to small pieces.” ~ Joseph Michael


“There’s no greater time I think in the history of business to get started online. Start hustling, start meeting people to make connections, and start creating stuff.” ~ Joseph Michael