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Meron Bareket - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Inspiring Innovation with Meron Bareket (@meronbareket & @ralphquintero)


Meron Bareket


Starve the Doubts host, Jared Easley, is joined by Ralph Quintero from as they interview Meron Bareket.


Meron Bareket is the host of Inspiring Innovation Podcast and the creator of the Inspiring Innovation podcasting boot camp, which is presently generating great reviews.


Meron is also the owner of the Inspiring Innovation Magazine, a digital magazine

platform for iPad, wherein he features the world’s leading entrepreneurs, as they share

their success stories and tips, as well as their setbacks, pitfalls, adversities, and lessons

they’ve learned along their journey to success.

In this episode, you will learn about:


What powers up Meron’s morning:  Bulletproof coffee


Platforms a podcaster must focus on.


His keys to success


Knowing your audience


What inspired him to start the podcasting bootcamp


First few things to figure out when you’re thinking of starting your own podcast


His greatest challenge in the podcasting process


The habits every entrepreneur should have


How he keeps from giving up in the face of adversity


His present challenges


What he wants to be remembered for


Inspiring Innovation with Meron Bareket

Inspiring Innovation with Meron Bareket

Items Mentioned:


You don’t need “fancy pants” gears to get started with a podcast.


Focus on various podcast platforms.  iTunes is just 8 out of 20 people.  What about the 12?


His keys to success:

  • Work on getting your small army – family and friends
  • Get them to get those ratings and downloads to be able to raise rankings and people find you.
  • Build your army with them.
  • Open up a real conversation.
  • Be a real human being.
  • He created a show that wasn’t yet out there.


HIs podcast has a precise goal.  Not just a rambling interview.


Understand who you’re talking to understand how you can help them.  Otherwise, you only create a generic product.


There are enough generic products out there.   You have to stand out!


He has huge passions for teaching, entrepreneurship, and technology.  He knew podcasting bootcamp was the next best step.


The podcasting bootcamp started with seeing:

  • Who is my avatar?
  • What do they need?
  • Why is it not answered better?


As a podcaster, you need to figure out:

  • who you’re gonna talk to
  • what type of podcast you should or can create
  • then you can dive into the technological part


“A great show comes from resonating with your audience.”


Just before you turn on that mic and start speaking:

  • remember who you’re talking to
  • talk WITH them and not AT them


Habits every entrepreneur should have:

  • the habit of shipping
  • the habit of doing what scares you
  • the habit of focus


Focus has revolutionized his life.


What keeps him from giving up:

  • surrounding yourself with like-minded people
  • affirmations


His present challenges:  Segueing into a paid model that helps fund the effort of putting it out there

  • How to start profiting
  • How to market beyond the new & noteworthy
  • How to build a brand


He hopes to be remembered as someone who helped people bring more freedom into their lives.

Podcast Incubator with Meron Bareket

Podcast Incubator with Meron Bareket

His final thoughts:

“Be happy for those doubts… use that as a signal telling you that you’re in the right way, instead

of a signal telling you’re in the wrong one.”

Connect with Meron at:

Claim your lifetime access to videos he extracted from the bootcamp:

Joel Comm - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

A Fun Conversation with Joel Comm (@joelcomm & @john_dennis)


Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, public speaker, social media evangelist, and mobile marketing innovator as well as a leading authority on new media marketing tactics. With over eighteen years of Internet business experience, Joel has found success in multiple niches. Corporations, small-to-medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs trust him for sound, practical advice and creative thinking.

John Dennis from Smart Time Online joined me for this episode as co-host!

In this episode:

  • Klout
  • Joel announces his next book (it has something to do with Twitter)
  • Taking a Break
  • Great advice for Starting up again!

Joel Comm Podcast

Twitter Power

Twitter Power

More notes coming soon!

Brad Feld - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Work Life Harmony with Brad Feld (@bfeld)



Brad Feld is a work life harmony entrepreneur, blogger, speaker, author, and the man behind  He is the co-founder and managing director at the Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that focuses its investments in early-stage information technology, software, and Internet startup companies across North America.   Brad has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur for 20 years and he has been active in a number of nonprofit organizations.

In this episode:

Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld

Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld

Venture Deals by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Venture Deals by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Startup Life by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

Startup Life by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

  • Brad gives outstanding relationship advice
  • Emmett Culligan Sculpture
  • Brad & Amy’s monthly dinners (take notes here)
  • How Brad overcomes Self Doubt
  • The Demon Parable – Jerry Colonna
  • Advice on Digital Addiction – Systematically carve out time away from the stimuli.
  • Digital Sabbath
  • Advice: Do something for yourself by yourself every day for 1 hour.
  • Create Blocks of Uninterrupted Time to Work on Projects
  • Brad is deeply intrigued by the integration between humans & machines.
  • FitBit
  • FG Press – High Quality Modern Publishing
  • The Role of Fun – incorporating happiness & joy as much as possible

Emily Chase Smith - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur with Emily Chase Smith (@emilychasesmith)


Emily Chase Smith


Jared Easley interviews entrepreneur, Emily Chase Smith, and the author of The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur:  Navigate the Money Maze of Running a Business.  She is also the host of The Money Morsels Podcast.  She will be speaking at The Podcast Movement in August 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  A bankruptcy lawyer by profession, Emily seeks to help entrepreneurs avoid the painful path of bankruptcy by helping them become financially savvy and thus be able to make and keep more money.  In this episode, Emily also shows off her ukelele and singing skills making this a light, fun show, and ultimately making this one of Jared’s favorite episodes.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The impact business and entrepreneurship in her family had on her
  • Her transition from early lawyering to becoming the bankruptcy lawyer expert
  • Her Aha! moment defending the mobile home park manager
  • What makes a good law.
  • The value of putting a system in place in your finances.
  • The painful process of bankruptcy.
  • The best $25-$35 she ever spent when she she purchased Michael Hyatt’s eBook.
  • How she managed to finish her book.
  • Traditionally published book vs. self-published book.
  • The value of attending conferences and her advice to conference attendees.


The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur by Emily Chase Smith

The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur by Emily Chase Smith

Items mentioned:

  • Emily grew up knowing her grandparents were very self-made and her dad being a successful architect.
  • Emily started law school at 19, but eventually realized that it wasn’t a good fit for her.  She eventually found her niche in bankruptcy law.
  • She works with almost exclusively small business owners.
  • A good law is understandable and can be applied.
  • Entrepreneurs need to understand the law  It is something you need to dive into.
  • Keep your finger on the financial pulse of your business.
  • You need to have systems in place so you can look at your business financially.
  • What compelled Emily her into writing her book, The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur
  • She bought Michael Hyatt’s eBook to help guide her in writing her book.
  • She also got the book from Amazon, the 2013 Book of Literary Agents, all organized by subject matters at the back and set her query out from one agent after another.
  • Writing the book was harder than the whole process of getting an agent and getting it sold.
  • She decided to go for a traditionally published book primarily because of the media attention and it opened up a door of opportunities for her.
  • She never misses attending the New Media Expo.  This year she got to meet Dan Miller who ended up writing an endorsement for her book.
  • Conferences can give you access to people you never would’ve thought you’d have access to.
  • Emily encourages people to read books related to their niche.
  • Other celebrities who endorsed her book:
    • John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing
    • Jared Easley (and this was his Aha! moment)


Douglas Neill - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Verbal to Visual with Doug Neill (@douglaspneill & @jodymaberry)



In this episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley together with co-host Jody Maberry from and the Park Leaders Podcast interviewed Doug Neil.

Doug is an artist who helps people and organizations turn ideas into art through sketch notes and illustrations. He is passionate about ideas and believes ideas can bring positive change to individuals and communities. Doug created websites, books and a podcast centered on a concept of turning ideas into art.

This episode is about:


Should you check your email first thing in the morning or save it for later?

Scheduling exercise and sleep

Progress over perfection

Doug shared his experience and takeaways from Pioneer Nation

How Doug turned his passion for art into a sustainable business

Doug explains why 2014 is his year of conquering resistance

Declaring a theme for the year

Doug defines Sketch Noting

Doug talked about the book Sketch Note Skill Builder –a book of activities to help you develop your skills

The Verbal to Visual Podcast

  • Translating ideas from verbal/audio to visual
  • Interviewing people from the audio and visual spectrum

Ways to use sketch noting and illustration in your daily activities


Doug’s message for the listeners:

“Start by picking up a pen or a note book and start scribbling. Don’t worry about the artistic quality… Just start scribbling out and get used to making marks on the page.”    

Connect with Doug Neill at:,,

Sketchnoting with Doug Neill

Sketchnoting with Doug Neill


Items Mentioned:

  • Pioneer Nation
  • (The War of Art) by Steven Pressfield
  • Sketch Note Handbook by Mike (Grody)
  • Doodle Revolution by Sunny Brown


Things to Remember:

  • Post things that you want to hear
  • Throw sketches on your walls  to keep you reminded of your ideas
  • Seek progress not perfection

The Graphic Recorder

Verbal to Visual 

verbal to visual podcast with doug neill

verbal to visual podcast with doug neill

Doug is on Twitter

Willo O'Brien - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Willo O’Brien Loves You… Seriously! (@willolovesyou & @jodymaberry)


Willo O’Brien loves you. Seriously!

Willo has made a career out of creativity. In the last decade she’s founded three creative businesses, served as co-founder of two startups, produced a video series, and launched multiple programs dedicated to coaching & empowering ambitious individuals and passionate entrepreneurs.

Coining the term Creative Sustainability, she inspires people to stay connected to their self-care, creativity and the magic in their lives. In addition to online courses, Willo shares her expertise writing, advising startups, coaching creative small business owners, teaching and speaking at events around the country.

Willo can be found at and @WilloLovesYou on every social platform out there… say hello!


Christina Canters - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Design Draw Speak with Christina Canters (@cjcanters & @nowisagift)


Christina Canters is the founder of She a former architect from Melbourne, Australia currently based in New York City.

Christina  tooks some time to speak with Steve Bader & I recently on Starve the Doubts. Christina loves helping people get confident to share their message with the world and live their passion! She also enjoys holding signs.

She started to provide a resource that she wishes that she had when she was a student.  During her architecture degree, very little advice was given to her & her peers on communication skills and how important they are when job hunting and thriving in the workplace.

Christina speaks to many current design students. Christina has an awesome podcast.

Christina Canters - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Christina Canters – Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Presentation Skills For Design Students.  

Each episode is dedicated to a single topic. Topics include:

  • Why you need communication skills to be successful in the professional world
  • How to get a job that you love
  • Resume and interview tips
  • How to network
  • How to use good communication to thrive in the workplace
  • Personal branding
  • Public speaking
  • Overcoming fear and nerves
  • How to design and deliver a great presentation

In each episode I give you actionable tips and tricks to practice your communication skills in day to day life. I also interview and pick the brains of experts such as professional speakers, design tutors, and inspirational designers who have valuable advice to share.

Click here to see the full list of episodes.

Subscribe to the podcast and you will get the most PRACTICAL, PROVEN AND SIMPLE  strategies, techniques and advice not just from me, but also from the best industry experts from around the globe. Plus it’s totally free. Does that sound awesome or what?!

Christina Canters made a sign for Starve the Doubts

Christina Canters made a sign for Starve the Doubts

Design Draw Speak with Christina Canters (@cjcanters & @NowIsAGift) by Jared Easley

Amy Clover - Starve the Doubts Podcast InterviewAmy Clover - Starve the Doubts Podcast Interview

Strong Inside Out Tour with Amy Clover (@stronginsideout) #siotour


Amy Clover is doing amazing things over at Amy stopped by to discuss the Strong Inside Out Tour!

Amy is crowdfunding for this year’s Strong Inside Out Tour and she needs our help!

She’ll be traveling across the country to teach intention-based, high intensity fitness classes that help people rise from struggle by taking them through the experience of fighting through the physical pain of a hard workout. 50% of the proceeds from her tour go to suicide prevention charity, To Write Love On Her Arms.
Please consider helping her make this a reality. Donate or share the movement here: #siotour
Amy Clover - Strong Inside Out Tour

Amy Clover – Strong Inside Out Tour

Strong Inside Out Tour with Amy Clover (@stronginsideout) by Jared Easley