No One Is Really Self Made

No one ever gets to where they end up alone. Instead, we are a culmination of all of the people we’ve crossed paths with.

Acknowledging your path is more than a stunt to make you seem humble or just an exercise in gratitude. While humility and gratitude are powerful, taking note of the assistance and support you’ve had on your entrepreneurial journey is a strategic move. When you create a gratitude habit for your past relationships, you begin attracting positive future relationships.

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Episode #143: Lorraine Ball – Digital Strategist

After spending too many years in Corporate America, Lorraine said goodbye to the bureaucracy, glass ceilings and bad coffee to follow her passion to help small business owners succeed

Today, this successful entrepreneur, author, and professional speaker, enjoys sharing what she knows about marketing in presentations to groups around the county, in college classrooms and in her weekly podcast More than a Few Words. She brings creative ideas, practical tips, and decades of real-world experience to every conversation.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, and take photos.

Episode #142: Sam Elsts – My Guy Services

Sam Elsts, a native of Brownsburg, Indiana, pursued his higher education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he earned a degree from the Kelley School of Business with a major in Marketing and minors in Anthropology and International Studies.

Episode #141: Jack Shepler – Ayokay

Jack Shepler is the founder of Ayokay, a marketing and web design agency located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since its inception in 2011, Jack has led Ayokay with a commitment to not just building brands and boosting e-commerce sales but also supporting the vital work of public health and nonprofit organizations. His expertise in the digital arena is not only applied in his leadership but also shared with a broader audience through insightful posts on the Ayokay blog, aiming to demystify the complexities of digital marketing for businesses and organizations.

Episode #140: Brian Wheeler – Vertical Immersive

Brian Wheeler was born and raised in Kentucky, but has called Indiana his home since 2000. He is married to his wonderful wife Loree and have 6 kids together and 2 grandkids. Brian calls himself a Kingdom entrepreneur following his calling to steward multiple organizations in growth through Kingdom Culture and mindsets.

Episode #139: Steve Iskander – Intrepid Finance

Steve Iskander, the dynamic founder of Intrepid Finance, has redefined the landscape of nationwide financing. Leading Intrepid, a subsidiary of Masik Management Group, Steve focuses on providing seamless, non-dilutive growth capital to diverse businesses. He’s dedicated to making capital access simple and swift, fueling accelerated growth for enterprises at various stages.

Episode #138: Mike Dickerson – Engage Financial Group

Mike Dickerson was born and raised in northwest Indiana. He went to Wabash College in which he Majored in Economics, with a Minor in History. While at Wabash, he met Rebecca. They have now been married for over 17 yrs and have two children.

Episode #137: Andrea Butcher – HRD A Leadership Development Company

Andrea is a visionary—she knows how to lead organizations from big picture to execution through the talent within the business. She is a dynamic speaker, executive coach, and facilitator.

As the CEO of HRD – A Leadership Development Company, she leads a national team of expert facilitators and coaches and drives the organization’s growth strategy. She also hosts a daily leadership podcast, Being [at Work] and is the author of The Power in the Pivot and HR Kit for Dummies. In 2020, she was recognized by the Indianapolis Women’s Journal as a Woman of Influence.

Episode #136: Jerry Vaughn – J. Galt

Jerry Vaughn has worked in the business asset protection industry for 15 years, gaining experience in FEIN Business Credit, Cash Flow Management, Business Valuations, and the understanding of what main street business owners do on a day to day basis.

Episode #135: Ana Workman – Absolute Therapy

Ana Workman is the owner of Absolute Therapy, a company that helps school districts find speech therapists via a proprietary process. I also empower speech language pathologists to become six figure school SLPs and more! My practical strategies show speech therapists make at least $100K in a school and help them scale their way to seven figures. SLPs interested in scaling their career can go to and connect there for more information or go to to book a session.