The Strategic Life Podcast

Welcome to The Strategic Life Podcast where the sole mission here is to cut the fluff and provide you strategic guidance in your leadership, business, influence, and lifestyle so that YOU can get the true edge in life. Jake Havron is an international business strategist, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur whose mission is to lead and empower purpose-driven entrepreneurs into creating their dream life. Expect to receive the latest hacks, tips, and interviews from experts in their field so that YOU can live a more strategic life.

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Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

Thomas “TJ” Colaiezzi is the founder of LifeBrand, a brand reputation and risk management technology that helps businesses and personal brands clean up their social media and delete anything that can potentially harm them in the future.  TJ’s story is an inspiring example of how to overcome challenges - how he went from literally having to sell stuff to make ends meet to raising millions of dollars of investments. You’ll also hear how he managed to successfully scale LifeBrand while maintaining a great focus on culture and vision. But the most important thing I took away from this episode is that it doesn’t matter how much money you make, at the end of the day, it’s all about having a business that you can be proud of, that you feel good about, and that makes you happy. Let’s dive in! Some questions I asked: What is LifeBrand? What is the value of a Minimum Viable Product? How do you raise money as a start-up? How do you make sure that the money you earn doesn't influence your values in business? In this episode, you will learn: Why it’s important to maintain a meaningful social presence How to build a Minimum Viable Product business The value of pre-framing your clients The LifeBrand Success Story - from its humble beginnings to being backed by Kevin O’ Leary. Why family should always come first before business. The benefits of having a flexible work policy Raising money and finding investors for your start-up The power of one more Links and Resources: Website: Podcast:  Connect with TJ: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn:   Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram: YouTube:  

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Keli Koniver is a leading aesthetics doctor and founder of Koniver Aesthetics, a state-of-the-art medical aesthetic boutique pioneering an integrative approach to rejuvenation. Her passion for health and wellness has always been driven by her innate desire to help others “feel good” about themselves, not only physically, but also internally, so that they can live their best lives. In this episode, we dove deep into her expertise in healthy skin care, the values and principles that drive her business, and how she empowers her team to deliver the transformation that their clients are looking for. Some questions I asked: What motivated you to start an aesthetics business? What are retinoids and how do they work? Why is it important to have strong ethical principles and values in business? Tips for building a culture of excellence.  In this episode, you will learn: Why aesthetics isn’t just about looking beautiful The best time to start aesthetics treatments All about tretinoin and retinoid The “consumer first” mindset How to empower your team and build a culture of excellence How each moment in your life prepares you for the next Why there is no competition in business The role of faith in business New products you should get excited about from Koniver Aesthetics Links and Resources: Koniver Aesthetics:  Koniver Wellness:  Connect with Dr. Keli Website: Instagram:  Facebook:  Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram: YouTube: 

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

If you can dream it, Steve Sims is the guy who can make it happen! He is known as The Real Life Wizard of Oz and the visionary founder of the first high-end luxury concierge through which he had organized a private dinner in front of Michelangelo’s David, a romantic wedding at the Vatican, a SpaceX tour led by Elon Musk, and so much more! In his new book, Go for Stupid, Steve teaches us how to ignore naysayers and go for our big, stupid, ridiculous goals. There are so many stories that you would want to hear about this man with top legends of the world, and he’s sharing them not to impress you but to impress upon what’s possible for you. As he said in this interview, if he can do it, you can do it too! Some questions I asked: What’s the idea behind Go for Stupid? What advice would you give someone who feels stuck in life?  Tips to become a powerful speaker. How do you keep your audience interested and entertained? In this episode, you will learn: From making things happen to going for stupid. Getting into the dream first. Everything is about relationships. How to magically connect with almost anyone. The true meaning of fear. Why you need to focus on the aggravation. Little nuggets from “Go for Stupid”. How to train your brain to look for opportunity.  Sims’ SpeakEasy Tips.  When being selfish means being strategic. Books and Resources: Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals:  Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen:  Sims SpeakEasy:  The Art of Making Things Happen Podcast:   Connect with Steve: Website:  Instagram:  Facebook:  YouTube:  LinkedIn:  Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram: YouTube: 

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Brandon Ivan is an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of 787 Coffee Co. He has made a name for himself as one of Forbes’ “Next 1000” Upstart Entrepreneurs and Inc.'s Fastest Growing Companies. His mission is to help businesses revitalize their brand through the power of emotions and human connections.  For Brandon, branding is not just about using the right colors and words. It’s about communicating a unique set of values to both your customers and co-workers, making them feel good about themselves when they buy from you, and consistently providing them with a reason to care about you. Some questions I asked: Why did you decide to start a coffee business?  How do you turn customers into brand ambassadors? How do you empower your co-workers?  How important is consistency of branding? In this episode, you will learn: From Farm to Cup - The story of 787 Coffee How to leverage the power of community to grow your business How to make your brand more human How to turn customers into your most passionate brand ambassadors The powerful infinity of eight Why you might want to call people who work for you “co-workers” instead of “employees” Simple ways to empower and measure the success of your co-workers How to handle co-workers when they mess up and still earn their respect The secret to happiness, freedom, and abundance.  The importance of consistency in branding. Why you should never compromise on your price (even if it means you lose the deal) And so much more! Links and Resources: 787 Coffee Co.: BrandOn:  Connect with Brandon: Instagram: Facebook:  YouTube:  LinkedIn: Linktree: Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram: YouTube: 

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

LA Chargers Running Back and Captain, Austin Ekeler, talks about his journey from his humble beginnings being a major underdog coming from a D2 school to his rise to NFL stardom. We also dove deep into his entrepreneurial side with all his business endeavors and some strategic advice to apply to your business. Austin is a rare athlete to find where his heartset, mission, and desire to leave a legacy and impact are his driving forces in life. Some questions I asked: How do you program your mindset and build your confidence? How do you stay focused on other things while still crushing it in football? What is your visualization process?  What does faith mean to you?  In this episode, you will learn: Austin’s humble beginnings How to build your confidence by living on the edge of your boundaries. How Austin went all-in on pursuing his NFL career and building his team. The importance of seizing every opportunity that comes your way. Why the journey is more important than the goal. The Austin Ekeler Foundation The power of saying no to instant gratification Why there’s no such thing as doubting your past.  The Worker’s Mindset The Eksperience App And so much more! Links and Resources: Austin Ekeler Foundation - Eksperience Show - Connect with Austin: Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - Linktree - Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website - Podcast - Instagram - YouTube - 

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

Ben Reinberg is a commercial real estate mogul who built his business from zero to over $500M in assets. As the CEO of Alliance Consolidated Group of Companies, Ben helps successful professionals build wealth by investing in commercial real estate, and he does all this not by theory but by his own personal experiences and things he has learned about self-awareness, mindset, relationship building, and so much more.  Some questions I asked: How did you build your portfolio, and how fast did you get to $500 million? What is Commercial Real Estate and why should you invest in it? Tips for someone who wants to start investing. How do you attract, hire and retain the best employees? In this episode, you will learn: Why it’s important to look back and reflect on every experience you’ve ever had.  The art of delegation. Tips for hiring and incentivizing employees. Why it pays to invest in Commercial Real Estate. The power of working on a Saturday. Value over price - why you shouldn’t look at other people’s pockets when investing in them. Business is all about relationships. Investing tips for people who haven’t invested before. Things you need to look at when picking a sponsor. Why you should focus on creating massive value. Links and Resources: Alliance Consolidated Group of Companies - I OWN IT Podcast -  Connect with Ben: Website - LinkedIn - Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube - Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram:

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

As a Celebrity Happiness Coach and over 20 years running a private practice, Rob drops valuable advice throughout this entire interview that can be implemented right away to live a more happy, prosperous, and love-able life. We dive into some practical ways to tap into your innate ability to love unconditionally, attract amazing opportunities, and manifest positive changes in your life. Some questions I asked: Where do peace, love, and happiness come from? What’s your advice to someone who's in a relationship and feels like it's kind of fizzling out or lack passion?  If there’s one thing that someone could do to to feel more peaceful, loved and happy what would it be? What does love mean to you?  In this episode, you will learn: Rob’s experience of struggling with depression as a young adult and how he overcame it. Parents, like everybody else, are doing the best they can - why we need to forgive our parents for their shortcomings and love them even more.  The unexpected beauty of pain and suffering. Byron Katie’s 4 Questions for Stressful Thoughts Why we need to stop blaming and start accepting. The power of loving and serving others without expecting anything in return. Aloneness vs Loneliness Happiness shared is happiness multiplied.  What it means to be Love-ABLE. How to experience more love, peace, and abundance in your life no matter how busy you are. Love from the Inside Out. Links and Resources: Love From the Inside Out: Lessons and Inspiration for Loving Yourself, Your Life, and Each Other Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie Power vs Force by David R. Hawkins, Ph. D Loveability by Robert Holden, Ph. D Connect with Rob: Website: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram:

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

From trying to find a solution that would help him feel fully free after giving up alcohol and being sober for 7 years, JW Ross created an amazing product that is now selling millions of bottles every month. “Feel Free” is a plant-based tonic, made with Kava and other ancient plants from the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, where the ingredients have been used both socially and in wellness for centuries. It’s a new way to feel good and feel free! In this episode, we dive into everything you need to know about Feel Free - its mind-blowing benefits and how it is helping millions of people overcome their addictions and create mental clarity. Some questions I asked: What is Feel Free? What are some of the benefits of Feel Free?  What advice would you give someone who is struggling with addiction and wants to make a change? What would you say to someone who’s looking turn their passion into a business?  What were some of the key things that helped you grow your business quickly?  In this episode, you will learn: JW's journey from alcohol addiction to discovering Feel Free. Why leading a life with no regrets require change. What's in Feel Free Botanic Tonic?  The mind-blowing benefits of Feel Free. Feel Free as a productivity enhancer.  Everything you need to know about Feel Free - dosage and contraindications.  How JW scaled his business from zero to millions of $$$ in revenue. JW’s vision for Feel Free.  And so much more! Try the FEEL FREE shot and get 40% off your purchase. CLICK HERE and use code HAVRON40. Connect with JW Ross: Website:  Instagram:    Facebook:  Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram:

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

The message of this episode is simple: God has a plan for all of us, and that plan starts with believing in yourself and not giving up on your dreams. Edwin Arroyave is the Founder and CEO of Skyline Security Management. But it wasn’t an easy road to success. Born in Bogota, Colombia, Edwin, and his family came to the United States when he was six years old to pursue the American dream. But that dream quickly turned into a nightmare when due to unfortunate circumstances, his family lost everything, so much that he had to become the man of the house at fifteen years old. He remembers living in a tiny house with no windows with his mother and siblings because that was all they had.  Fueled by his God-sized dreams and astounding faith, Edwin set out on journey to find a job to take care of his family. He became the youngest call center manager at 18 years old, and years after, partnered with the VP of Sales to start a home security company.  This episode is real and raw. Not only do we dive in to Edwin’s business success, but there’s also so much to learn about his personal story which is a great example of how God can use even the most unfortunate of circumstances to bring about great things. Some questions I asked: How did you overcome the challenges you faced at young age so that you could get to where you are today?  What would you say to someone who wants to step up to the next level but is uncomfortable with uncertainty? What was the biggest challenge you faced in your business? When was your faith most tested and what did you do to reconnect with it? What’s the story behind your Lamborghini? In this episode, you will learn: Believing in yourself and focusing on what you can control.  The 2 ways you can build self-worth.  The difference between the dreams you settle for and God-sized dreams. How embracing uncertainty leads to a more fulfilling life. The keys to true fulfillment in life. The difference between the average and the elite. Edwin’s biggest business challenge and how he overcame it. What the Bible says about going through difficult times.  The real purpose of a goal. What Kobe Bryant taught us about stepping into our greatness.  The value of preparation - How Edwin prepared for Grant Cardone’s show.  Edwin and Teddi’s beautiful love story.  The story of Edwin’s Lamborghini and what we can learn from it. Tips to overcome temptation and stay committed to your relationship. And so much more! Links and Resources: Power Players with Edwin Arroyave & Grant Cardone Skyline Security Management  Connect with Edwin: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:   Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website: Podcast: Instagram:

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Tyler McBroom is a CPA, tax professional, international speaker, and bestselling author. He is also currently managing partner at Global Accounting Advisors, a Joint Venture with Tony Robbins and his own company, Measured Results.  Tyler’s mission is to help business owners around the United States grow their profits while paying as little tax as legally possible. He’s here with us today to share some tactical tips that you can implement right away to maximize your tax strategies and sustainably grow your business. Whether you’re a business owner who’s just starting out or already earning from multiple revenue streams, this episode is for you! Let’s dive in! Some questions I asked: Little-known secrets to pay as little tax as legally possible.  Should you do your own bookkeeping as a business owner? What’s the truth behind auditing? Strategic tips for business owners with multiple revenue streams. In this episode, you will learn: Tyler’s joint venture with Tony Robbins - how it all began and tips for delivering massive value.  Why saying “I don’t know” is oftentimes more powerful than knowing it all. Finding ways to fulfill your passion within the work that you do. The number one thing you must do to minimize your taxes. The pros and cons of doing your own bookkeeping.  When is the best time to meet with your CPA? What you need to know about IRS Tax Audits and how to prepare for them. The Augusta Rule. The tax benefits of hiring your kids in your sole proprietorship business.  The secret to rocking it on social media. Cash Profit Accelerator LIVE! The power of intention.  Links and Resources: Attend Cash Profit Accelerator LIVE - Free Book - Cash Flow & Grow - Join Tyler’s acclaimed business group, Cash Profit Accelerator Connect with Tyler: Website: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: YouTube: Twitter: Connect with Jake to see how he can speak, consult, or collaborate with your team. Website - Podcast - Instagram -

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