The Millennial Mastermind Podcast

If you are an entrepreneurial millennial looking for tools, tactics, and inspiration to take your business and your life to the next level, this is the show for you. Brad Mulvey created this podcast as a student of life, looking to build a foundation of knowledge that would support the dreams of his audience and himself. In Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic Think and Grow Rich, he defines a mastermind group as, "the Coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose." In this podcast, that coordination is created between you, our amazing guests, and Brad. Our definite purpose is achieving extraordinary results in your business and in your life. Welcome to the Millennial Mastermind. Following mentorship from trailblazers like Tim Ferris, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Grant Cardone, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Gary Vaynerchuk, Lewis Howes, Simon Sinek, Geoff Woods, and more!
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Dec 27, 2016
This week, I'm joined by a guest who's idea was laughed at, ignored, and induced countless eye rolls.  But despite the negative feedback and doubters, Jen Glantz refused to give up.  Now she's been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Steve Harvey Show, Fox News, and many other national news outlets.  It turns out that her "crazy" idea was just what some brides-to-be and maids-of-honor were looking for.
Jen's company, Bridesmaid for Hire, has made a splash in the wedding industry, and today she is sharing her secrets to persevering through the hard times to achieve your dreams.  We discuss the importance of testing your idea in the market, when you shouldn't tell your friends about it, and surrounding yourself with people who will push you and cut through your b.s.
If you enjoy this episode and haven't already, please subscribe to the show on iTunes so we can keep this train rolling.  That would be much appreciated.
Please enjoy this conversation with Jen Glantz.
Dec 19, 2016
You don't have have to look very hard to find some advice on how to be successful.  If you ask 10 friends about it, you'll probably get 10 different "surefire" paths to the top.  But the truth is that where the advice comes from is just as (if not more) important than the advice itself.  That's why I get so fired up to find guests who have achieved success themselves, or even better, have turned to science to better understand what we can do to give ourselves the best shot at being successful.
In that respect, there's no one better to talk to about the scientifically proven formulas for success than today's guest, Angela Duckworth.  Angela is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the founder and scientific director of the Character Lab, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Award, and author of the New York Times Best Seller "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance".
In this episode, Angela shares her research behind grit and the impact it has on success.  We chat about how passion and perseverance, applied over a long period of time, are the keys to achieving mastery in any field.  She also explains how we can foster a culture and mindset to assist in our journey to the top.  She shares how this approach has worked for legends like Will Smith and Pete Carroll.
Definitely check out Angela's book by following the link below and let me know what you think of this episode in the comments.
Dec 12, 2016
Have you ever wondered how influencers became influencers in their respective industries or niches?  Well my friends, wonder no more.  In this week's episode, Joe Pulizzi is sharing the exact road map to becoming an influencer and starting a business based on content.  Whether you're thinking about starting a blog, podcast, YouTube page, or any other content based project, Joe is the foremost expert on the topic.  Known in the industry as the "Godfather of Content Marketing", Joe founded the Content Marketing Institute which was then sold to UBM for over $17 million.
When starting the Millennial Mastermind Podcast, I was very lucky to come across Joe's latest book, Content Inc, which helped me get the show off the ground.  To this day, I tap into Joe's expertise to grow the podcast and further develop the MMP brand.  I know you will all find his infinite wisdom to be enlightening and inspiring.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.
Nov 30, 2016
When it comes to finding your purpose, defining your own success, and writing your own life's story, there's no one better to talk to than Eric Termuende.  Like most of us, Eric hit a point in his life when he had no idea what was next.  He didn't land his dream job, didn't have a plan, and didn't know what his next move needed to be.  But it was at just that moment when he decided to create his own path and began his journey to remove the negative connotation that comes along with work.
Eric started his own business and began helping other millennials figure out what their purpose is.  In this episode, we chat about how you can find your purpose, how we need to deconstruct the idea of a generation, and what success really means.  
Please enjoy this episode with Eric Termuende!
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Nov 24, 2016
Welcome to the Millennial Mastermind Thanksgiving special!  This a is a bonus mini-episode that I wanted to record to share my thoughts on gratitude.  But I really want this to be more than just a feel-good, surface level chat about how awesome life is.  I want to share the importance of gratitude based on science (cue my inner-nerd rejoicing)!
In this episode, I share 7 benefits of gratitude that have actual scientific studies to back them up.  And I won't just leave you hanging there... I also share 3 tried and true tactics for HOW you can practice gratitude in your life year round.
Do you have another method for incorporating gratitude in your life?  I'd love to hear in the comments below.
Nov 21, 2016
We've got a special episode today, as I'm joined by a fellow Millennial who's been lighting it up in business for over ten years now, and hasn't even celebrated his 30th birthday.  This week, I'm chatting with Heath Oakes.
It won't take you long to pick up that Heath's a Texas boy, and he's living up to the reputation by doing everything BIG from a young age.  He started selling insurance when he was just 19, opened his first agency by 21, and was recruited to a management position typically help by folks in their 40's when he was just 23.  He's widely respected and rarely out-performed.  And in February, 2017, he has his first book coming out; Ignorance on Fire: A Journey of Failing Your Way to Success.  The title alone caught my interest.  
Make sure you take shelter, because Heath drops value bombs throughout this entire conversation.  
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Nov 14, 2016
Each week, it is my mission to introduce you to guests who inspire me personally and who I know can bring value to you that will be the fuel to ignite change in your life.  Today, I have the distinct pleasure to do just that with a guest who I've known for, literally, as long as I can remember.  This guest is the networking wizard, Ryan Mayer.
Ryan takes the term "people person" to the next level.  I've witnessed him light up a room on multiple occasions with his passion, incredible public speaking skills, and charisma that just won't quit.  And lucky for me, Ryan isn't just a friend, but we're bound by blood as well since he's my first cousin.  And for those of you who have listened to this show for a while, yes, he's 'that' cousin who I have mentioned in multiple episodes.  
In this coffee shop conversation with Ryan, we chat about networking tips and tricks, self-optimization secrets, and acquiring more of the one asset that can't be taken away from you - knowledge.  Check out the links below to see where you connect with Ryan, which I highly encourage doing.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Ryan Mayer.  I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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Nov 7, 2016
Life doesn't always go as we plan it.  I'm willing to bet that there have been times when you've been knocked off the rails and had no idea how to get things back on track.  I know I've had a number of those experiences in my life.  Today's guest knows that feeling better than most.  But what sets her apart is not the challenges she was faced with, but instead the way she reacted and how she bounced back stronger than ever.
Kelsey Cronkhite, founder of Pinegate Road, knew that one day she wanted to run her business full time.  Some day in the unspecified future, she would leave her corporate job and live life on her terms.  But what she didn't know, is that life had other plans for her.  Finding herself laying in a hospital bed, she came to the realization that "someday" was no longer in the distant future.  "Someday" had suddenly become "today".  
In this episode, Kelsey shares how she made the journey from employee to entrepreneur, and how she conquered some unforeseen mountains along the ways.  We discuss the importance of knowing your core values and how you can find them.
Get ready to be fired up!
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Oct 31, 2016
Today, I am very excited to be able to share a conversation I had with a successful and inspiring serial entrepreneur, Jeff Hoffman.  To set the stage for what level Jeff is on, in talking with him after we recorded this episode, he casually mentioned that he was flying to Mexico in a few days to host an event with Richard Branson... Yeah, he's the real deal.
It could take me a full episode to give all of the details of Jeff's bio, so here's the abridged version. Jeff is a:
  • successful entrepreneur
  • proven CEO (public and private companies)
  • worldwide motivational speaker
  • published author
  • Hollywood film producer
  • producer of a Grammy-winning jazz album
  • board member for numerous companies
  • founder of 8 different companies, most note notably his involvement with
He now spends a lot of his time traveling around the world to mentor up and coming entrepreneurs.  Jeff is very generous with his time, as he proved by agreeing to meet up with me in person to record this episode.  We recorded this one in a coffee shop, so you can hear the background noise and ambiance as if you were sitting right there next to us.  
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Oct 24, 2016
There is one subject that is pertinent to all of our lives.  But the curious thing is that this topic is commonly overlooked throughout our journey through the educational system.  It is rarely taught in high school or even required at the collegiate level.  The subject I am referring to is personal finance.  
For whatever reason, we spend the majority of our young lives being prepared to enter the "real world" to pursue a career and make money, yet we never learn what to do with this money when we have it.  Today's guest is on a mission to educate the masses on common and not-so-common financial pitfalls and learnings.  Bobbi Rebell is an award-winning journalist and advocate for financial literacy. She currently leads the U.S. business video unit for Reuters, the largest news organization in the world.  And lucky for us, she just released her new book How to Be a Financial Grownup.  
In this episode, Bobbi and I discuss a wide array of financial elements that millennials should be aware of.  For the book, she interviewed 30 top business leaders to better understand how these high achievers think about their own personal finances, and the challenges they faced early in their careers.  There are a lot of learnings in this one, and I highly encourage you to check out her new book.
Oct 3, 2016

This week’s episode is a quick solo session.  While at the gym, I was struck with a realization that I had to share with you fine folks.  I dive into the concept of “micro goals” and how they can help you achieve your biggest dreams.

I often find there to be incredible parallels between fitness (physical growth) and personal optimization (personal growth).  I find these ties to be extremely helpful in conceptualizing how personal development contributes to our success and growth in life.  Join me as I share how micro goals work both in the gym and in our lives.

Also, I really want to make sure that this show is delivering value to you.  That’s the whole reason I started this show in the first place. So in an effort to do that, I want to give you all the opportunity to get on my calendar and schedule some time for us to connect over a quick phone call.  I want to know where you’re struggling right now and how I can best serve you.    

There are no strings attached to this offer.  I’m not selling or charging anything.  So if you’re interested, please head over to to book a call with yours truly.  I hope to talk to you soon!

Sep 19, 2016

In this episode, we explore how our guest truly went from zero to hero.  I’m honored to be joined by Melbourne, Australia native, Markado Escano.  Markado went from dropping out of college, to starting his own business, to surrounding himself with some of the giants of the personal development industry like Peter Voogd, Joel Brown, Lewis Howes and Tai Lopez. 

Markado teaches me the formula he used to get around the high performing individuals that he now partners with in his own business.  He shares some amazing strategies to elevate the level of your network. 

Please enjoy this conversation with Markado Escano.  If you find this episode valuable, I’d really appreciate it if you headed over to to subscribe to the show and leave an honest rating or review.  Thanks for checking out the show!


My favorite quote from this episode:

“Rock bottom is the strongest foundation you could have.”



Sep 12, 2016
Remember the Ebola outbreak? When we all thought the Black Plague of the 21st century was upon us and life as we knew it was ending. Well, so does Carmen Westbrook. Because while the rest of the world was worrying about the future, she was actively making moves to change it.  And no, she's not a doctor, medical researcher or millionaire donor.  At the time, she was just another concerned citizen, but had an extraordinary drive to help. Hence was born Aina Giving.
Today, Aina Giving has morphed into an organization of change that empowers people to reach out across boundaries to help anyone, anywhere, without barriers of time, distance or culture. 
Carmen joins us today to share what she's learned along this epic journey.  We talk about how she's overcome fears and self doubts, including when she realized the company was turning into her "ugly baby" and she needed to pivot.  We also cover what motivates her, the power of a supportive community and how Aina is changing the world.  There is no lack of inspiration in this one, so prepare to have your internal fire rekindled.
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Aug 24, 2016
Boy oh boy am I excited for you guys to check out this week's episode.  Why, you ask?  Because Justin Lefkovitch is the real deal when it comes to successful entrepreneurs making a big splash in the world of experiential marketing.  Oh, and did I mention that he's only 28 years old?  Baller status.
In this week's conversation, Justin walks us through how he started his company out of broom closet (seriously) yet still managed to land MTV as his first client.  He now works with some of the music industry's top talents like Kaskade and Bebe Rexha, and big name clients like Syfy and Acura.
We cover a ton in this one, so sit back and prepare to be inspired! 
Learn more about Justin and Mirrored Media at
Aug 11, 2016
Today I am extremely grateful to announce that I just started a new job.  And not only that, but it is a job that has shortened my commute to work, compensates me much better and is within an emerging industry that will likely open more doors as my career progresses (the big data industry).  
Now, I'm not telling you this to brag about my cool new job.  On the contrary, I actually feel a bit awkward talking about it.  But in taking such a big step forward in my career and life, I feel that it is my obligation to share how this opportunity came about and how I positioned myself to be the top candidate for the role.
This one is just a quick solo episode, but I tried to load it up with as much useful content as I could.  Let me know what you think in the comments below, and how I can help you find your dream job!
Aug 1, 2016
Everyone and their cousin twice removed is talking about the stereotypes Millennials fall into.  I can't blame them, it's easy to talk about and there are millions of sources you can quote on the topic.  So today, I wanted to look at the generational divide from a different perspective. 
What misconceptions and overgeneralizations do we Millennials have about the other generations?
That is the question I set out to answer when I connected with Ryan Jenkins.  A leading blogger, podcaster and keynote speaker on the topic of Millennials and their relationships with other generations, it's not surprising that Ryan had some great insight on the topic.  We get into:
  • Communication between Millennials and other generations
  • Misconceptions of Gen X and Baby Boomers
  • What to know about the emerging Generation Z
  • Much, much more
To learn more about Ryan and what he has going on, check out these links that were mentioned in the episode:
Let me know what you thought of this episode in the comments below!
Jul 25, 2016
From selling cupcakes in Bangladesh, to coaching high performing entrepreneurs on how to build a thriving business, Jillian Lama has learned a few things along her journey.  Where "personal brand" and "investing in yourself" are buzz words for many, Jillian truly understands the meaning and importance of such key phrases.  And not only that, but she understands how to teach others to properly approach these topics.  And that's exactly what she does in this week's episode.
In our conversation, Jillian walks us through some key fundamentals to building the lives we dream about.  This includes:
  • Training your mindset
  • Investing in yourself
  • Forgiving yourself
  • Enjoying your journey
  • Stop trying to please everyone
  • ...and much, much more
To learn more about Jillian, you can visit, or check out for her special offer mentioned in this episode.
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Jul 18, 2016
Some folks might not advise a 20-something-year-old to quit a VP position at powerhouse consumer packaged goods company Reckitt Benckiser, owner of household brands like Lysol, Air Wick, Mucinex and many more you would know, to gamble on their own entrepreneurial venture. Some folks might call that a "bad plan".  But those folks clearly do not know Dionna McPhatter, the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BLKBOX, a Millennial marketing agency in NYC.
You see, Dionna, along with her business partner Keenan Beasley, had identified a very tangible opportunity and carefully calculated that it had a big enough value proposition to leave their Fortune 500 careers in the rearview mirror.  Now seeing the rapid success of BLKBOX, many folks might call this a "good plan".  In this week's episode, I had the opportunity to discuss the strategies, practices and mindset Dionna used to make her dream a reality.
In this conversation, Dionna walks us through the key principles she learned at West Point that helped her achieve success in the business world, the true meaning and importance of "personal branding", how to identify and evaluate opportunities, along with much, much more.  To connect with Dionna or learn more about BLKBOX, you can follow her on Twitter @dphat23 or visit
I hope you enjoy my conversation with the very smart and undeniably inspirational Dionna McPhatter!
Jul 11, 2016
It seems that everywhere you look these days, you find a stereotype of the millennial generation.  We've all heard the same story told over and over.  Millennials are lazy, dependent on their parents, impatient and (my personal favorite) oh so entitled. Britt Hysen heard these generalizations too, but they didn't align with what she could see happening around her. So she decided to build a platform to express inspirational millennial stories from around the globe.  And thus was born MiLLENNiAL Magazine, an online publication with a mission to spread the powerful stories not being told about gen Y. She now acts as the magazine's Editor-in-Chief.
Britt joins me this week to discuss the inspiration behind MiLLENNiAL and some of the biggest challenges and opportunities our generation faces. Being an early influencer in the "millennial scene", Britt has become known as an expert on the successes of the generation. Her publication helps to dispel the negative reputation that follows millennials like a black cloud.  
The millennial stereotype may not change overnight, but may be salvaged moving forward thanks to the efforts of inspirational thought leaders like Britt.  
Learn more at
Jul 4, 2016
With nearly 30 years in the Air Force on 10 different assignments, Colonel (retired) Ron Yakkel has a deep understanding of the fundamental and advanced Air Force principles that lead to a successful career. He has now taken that military foundation and translated it into a civilian capacity as an Instructor of Security Cooperation and the Regional Seminar Director for the Indo-Asia Pacific Region at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. 
It would be an understatement to say that I'm lucky to have known Colonel Yakkel for quite literally my entire life, as he happens to be my mother's brother. That's right, the man who many have saluted as their ranking officer has always been "Uncle Ron" to me. So this episode was a real treat for me to be able to dive into some of the specific military principles that millennials can apply to their own lives to achieve massive success.
In this episode, Ron discusses the Air Force's Core Values and how anyone can incorporate them into their lives. We cover A LOT of great advice in this one, including:
  • Importance of a positive outlook on life
  • How a millennial can become a better leader
  • Don't be afraid to take advantage of opportunities 
  • 4 things that will get you fired
  • The learning never stops
  • Don't be afraid to make a decision
  • Do the important stuff first
  • Finding balance with your work and family life
  • Creating "tie down" straps in your life
Favorite Quotes:
"To be a good leader, you have to be a good follower."
"That which gets measured, gets done."
Jun 20, 2016
Over the course of the past year, I have upgraded my mindset and made changes in my life to lay the foundation for success moving forward.  In this episode, I review how I've done those things and give you the blueprints on how to do the same.  The road to success is a long one, but every single person who has traveled it started by simply taking their first few steps.  
“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.” - Warren Buffett 
Jun 13, 2016

One of the main goals of this show is to provide actionable advice and tactical direction on how to be more successful in your day to day life in order to build a foundation for success in your future. This episode does that by teaching you how to send a powerful email to someone you’ve never met.


Alex Berman has become an expert on the topic of cold emailing by building a company that has sent over a million of them. He goes through what he’s learned and shows us exactly how to craft a baller email.

Jun 6, 2016
In this episode Dr. Travis Ziglar, optometrist and co-founder of Eye Love, teaches us how he made a few radical changes in his life to make monumental leaps forward.  They say the three most stressful life events are quitting your job, moving and starting a business.  Travis and his wife decided to do all three of these at the same time!  Travis explains how he did this and how it has expanded his life far beyond what he thought was possible.
This conversation is jam packed with actionable advice on how you can make the same changes Travis did to dramatically improve your own life.  We discuss:
  • Building rapport as the leader of a new team
  • Morning routines
  • The benefits of journaling, reading and meditating 
And make sure to listen until the end to hear a special offer on how you can get a free pair of Ray-Ban quality sunglasses.
Eye Love with Special $10 Off for Millennial Mastermind Podcast listeners and GIVEAWAY:​ 
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"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson: 


May 31, 2016
I can hardly believe it, but this week we cross the threshold into the realm of double digit numbered episodes. To celebrate I invited a very special guest to join me on the show. I am excited to introduce you all to my partner in crime, the lovely Calli Roberts. 
I specifically wanted to bring Calli on to give you some insight into my personal life and to get her perspective on some of the challenges and opportunities we are presented with as millennials. She has a great perspective as she has recently launched her own blog, became a rep for a network marketing organization, coaches a youth girls' volleyball team and has a full time marketing job on top of it all.
You can find Calli on her blog at or on Instagram at
May 23, 2016
As 20-something-year-old young professionals, many of us Millennials are constantly finding ourselves in a transitional phase of our lives. Graduation from undergrad or grad school. Transitioning to a new job. Starting a family. Moving to a new city. Shopping at Whole Foods for the first time. Whatever your transition may be, you aren't alone if you feel a bit uprooted and maybe even a little lost.
This week's guest, Ashley Basile Oeken, knows that feeling well.  That's exactly what she went through when she first moved to Cleveland after grad school.  She then did what any sensible young professional would do.  She got a job, stuck it out and found her place in the crazy new city she called home.  That is until she decided she didn't want any more young professionals in Cleveland feeling lost when they arrived in the city, and took matters into her own hands. 
Ashley became the first staff member and is now the President of the young professional organization Engage! Cleveland. In this episode, we discuss an assortment of topics regarding millennials making transitions in their lives.  We dig into networking, the importance of making "adult" friends, a changing workplace culture and the ominous career clout around "job-hopping".
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