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 26, 2017
There's a lot of advice out there on how to build a successful start-up and business. But much of that advice is coming from individuals who are hardly qualified to give it.
That's why I talked to Warren Hogarth. Few are more qualified to share the secrets of building a successful business.
First off, Warren is the Co-Founder and CEO of a successful app called Empower, which helps entrepreneurs and side hustlers stay on top of their finances. Empower was voted one of the best 25 apps of 2017 by Time Magazine.
Additionally, before launching Empower, he spent eight years as a Partner at one of the top venture capital firms in the world, Sequoia Capital. At Sequoia, Warren was the lead investor and board member helping many entrepreneurs build companies from zero to over $1 billion. During his time at Sequoia, they invested in companies like Square, WhatsApp, Stripe, and AirBnB.
Prior to any of Warren's success in business, he moved to the US from Australia in 2004 with a degree in chemical engineering. 
(Didn't see that one coming, did you?)
He faced many challenges navigating the US financial system but didn't waste any time on his journey towards success.
In this episode, Warren shares:
  • How he became a venture capitalist with a degree in Chemical Engineering
  • How he networked his way into one of the leading VC firms
  • What venture capitalists look for in a successful business
  • How he shifted gears to launch a top 25 app
  • What to do in your 20's to set yourself up for long-term success
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Dec 18, 2017
How do I find happiness?
Whoa... that's a big question. And it's just the question that NY Times Best Selling Authing Neil Pasricha answers with his new book, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything.
Back in 2007, Neil started a blog called "1000 Awesome Things". Since then, this tiny site has over 60,000,000 hits and won “Best Blog in the World” two years in a row from the Int’l Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He is also wrote The book of Awesome, which has gone on to sell over 1 Million copies. His books have been on the best seller list for over 200 weeks and for 8 consecutive years. He has given two TED Talks including “The 3 A’s of Awesome” which ranked as a Top 10 “Most Inspiring” TED Talk on
Oh, and he did this all as a side hustle while working full time at Walmart (2006 – 2016), most recently as the Director of Leadership Development. Today, Neil serves as Director of The Institute for Global Happiness.
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Dec 11, 2017
Dorothy Illson is the Founder of Needle's Eye Media, a Facebook ad agency based in Chicago. She began her career as the 3rd employee of a startup in the meal subscription space, where she was a member of the team that scaled the company from $0 to $6 million in annual revenue.  In that role, she received a crash course on how to scale a business.
After making the leap jump into business ownership, she broke 5 figures per month is just 5 months.  She has also more than tripled her income in under a year.
In this conversation, we learn how she has achieved success so quickly and what she's learned along the way.  If you're considering making the leap into entrepreneurship or looking to scale your business, this is a must-listen episode!
Nov 20, 2017

In an interview for the Catching Z's Podcast, hosts Nick Zolfo and Zach Darmon asked me to lead a meditation.  As embarrassing as it is for me to share, this episode features that very recording.


Nov 13, 2017
When Yashika Shah realized that her favorite part of her corporate career was switching jobs, she realized that something needed to change.  And this time, it couldn't just be her job.
At the same time, she couldn't believe all of the hate she was seeing in the world around her.  
To kill two birds with one stone, she decided to team up with her life partner, Mihir, to create a company with a mission that injects joy and understanding into the world.
Enter MYrago, an experiential travel startup that brings locals and travelers together for super offbeat, #NotATourist experiences. 
In this episode, Yashika shares what drives her to build a better future for herself and the world around her, how she perseveres through the challenges of entrepreneurship, how millennials can change the world, and much more.
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Nov 6, 2017
Scott Alan Turner is the Financial Rock Star, who went from a “money moron” at age 22 to self-made millionaire by age 35. Scott now spends his time helping people get out of debt faster, save more money, and retire rich. He is the radio and podcast host of the Scott Alan Turner Show and best-selling author of 99 Minute Millionaire.
In today's episode, Scott shares how he dug himself out of the financial hole and created enough wealth to retire at age 35.  We explore how he overcame every hurdle and mistake along the way, such as when he lost $40,000 when he first started investing.  Scott also shares how aspiring entrepreneurs should be thinking about their personal finances based on his own experience of starting a successful business in his 20's.
My biggest takeaway is that there are a lot of people giving financial advice out there, but it's not always good advice.  Be careful who you listen to and make sure to do your own research before going all-in on any investment or wealth-building strategy.
I hope you find this episode helpful and it can serve as a tool to help you get your finances right.
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Oct 23, 2017
David Grogan is a 27-year veteran of the Navy JAG Corps and the author a new legal thriller book series.  In today's episode, David shares the lessons he learned from the military and how he was able to write two novels while working as a full-time lawyer.  This episode is filled with actionable advice and countless nuggets of wisdom.
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Oct 16, 2017
If you could predict the future, would it be easier for you to make millions?  What if I told you that there are ways to accurately anticipate what will happen?  Interested?  Today's episode teaches us exactly how we can anticipate the future and take advantage of the trends that lie ahead.
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovation.  He is a business strategist, NY Times & Wall Street Journal best-selling author, founder of 6 companies, and the CEO of Burrus Research.  In this conversation, Daniel teaches us to:
  • anticipate problems before they arise
  • accurately predict problems customers have and how you can pre-solve them
  • predict disruptions before they actually disrupt
We explore how anyone can look at known trends to understand what needs will arise in the future.  Utilizing these trends, you can take your business or career to levels that are presently inconceivable to you.
Anticipatory Organization
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Oct 9, 2017
Steve Benson brings a wealth of career experience to the table.  Prior to starting Badger Maps, the #1 sales route planner in the Apple App Store in 2016, Steve earned his MBA from Stanford and held sales roles at IBM, HP and Google, where he was recognized as Google Enterprise’s top Sales Executive in 2009.
We discuss how to create a company culture where employees want to come to work, the impact his sales experience has had on his success in business, Steve's calculated decision-making process, advice to the millennials Steve mentors, and much more.  
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Oct 2, 2017
Matt Sandrini is a performance coach and runs, a blog dedicated to the mastery of our most precious resource - TIME.  
In this episode, we cover a variety of strategies to better utilize our time and improve productivity. We discuss what it means to focus on output rather than input, the importance of long-term thinking, how saying "yes" is actually saying "no" to many other opportunities, and much more.
Twitter: @mattsandrini
Instagram: @mattsandrini
Sep 25, 2017
Have you ever had the thought, "I should write a book."?  Many of us have thought it, but few have actually gone on to write it.  Jacob Hollabaugh is one of those few.  And not only did he write it, he managed to have it written, published, and available on Amazon in under 6 months.
In this episode, Jacob shares his process and the tools he used to turn his literary brainchild into reality.  After listening to this episode, you will have the knowledge you need to write and publish your own book. 
And you should also go to Amazon and buy his book, Our Downward Spiral: How A Culture Of Outrage Defines And Divides Us.
With that, please give it up for Jacob Hollabaugh.
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Sep 18, 2017
Chef Charles Carroll is not only the Executive Chef at one of the highest rated country clubs in the country, but also an author, Culinary Olympic gold medalist, and past President of the World Association of Chefs Society.  Chef Carroll takes pride in mentoring students, for which he has written the award-winning “Leadership  Lessons from a Chef, Finding Time to be Great” and “Tasting Success, Your Guide to Becoming a Professional  Chef”. His 3rd book, “The Recipe” (co-authored by John David Mann who was on episode 75) just hit shelves this past weekend.
In this episode, we dive into his epic experiences, including his first Culinary Olympic gold medal at age 24, his strategy of building teams of up to 75 staff members, and the life lessons he's learned along his journey.
Sep 11, 2017
Dr. Travis Zigler is an optometrist, co-founder of Eye Love the Sun along with his wife, and co-founder of Business Igniters. 
Since Travis was last on this podcast 15 months ago, he has managed to 4x his business, go from 0 to 13 employees, fire 7 of those employees (and fire himself), and start another business on the side.  In this episode, we discuss how he did all of this, why he shrunk his team by over half, and the massive impact mastermind groups have had on his life and business.
Towards the end of this episode, he turns the questions around on me, and the conversation transforms into an amazing mini-coaching session on how I can scale the business side of Millennial Mastermind.  I stay pretty transparent, and you guys can get an inside look at the challenges I'm facing.  
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Sep 4, 2017
What do you think of when you hear the word "Networking"?  Maybe some things come to mind such as coffee dates, email introductions, phone calls or even a horribly awkward happy hour event where you're showered with business cards.  But I'm guessing that you don't hear "networking" and think of Facebook groups, Instagram Direct Messaging, and paid mastermind groups.  That's where Travis Chappell comes in.
Travis is the host of the Build Your Network Podcast, where he connects with and interviews some of the top networkers of our time.  He is able to blend tried and true relationship building techniques with the tools that social media brings to our fingertips.  Travis shares the strategies that he used to connect with people like John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire.
Aug 28, 2017
How do you retire by age 40?  Tim Rhode is the perfect guest to answer that question, as he was able to do just that and fulfill his dream of becoming a ski bum for the next 10 years.  He was also able to do this after working as a grocery clerk until age 25.
Tim has now gone on to found 1 Life Fully Lived, a non-profit with the mission to have 10 million people create their best lives possible, and co-found Gobundance, a tribe for healthy, wealthy and generous men.  
In this episode, Tim shares his strategies to quickly reach the financial success required to walk away from work at a young age.
Aug 21, 2017
One of the biggest challenges with achieving success is picking the right projects to go after.  No matter how hard you work, you can be spinning your wheels if your effort is put forth towards the wrong opportunity.  
John David Mann has a track record of picking the RIGHT opportunities.  And in this episode, he shares how he selects projects, how he decides to turn the wrong projects down, and how to overcome challenges that come up in the process.
John has been a concert cellist, award-winning composer, high school founder, educator, publisher, entrepreneur, marketer, public speaker, and event master of ceremonies. John has coauthored two dozen books, including seven New York Times and national bestsellers. His books have sold more than 2 million copies, including the bestselling classic The Go-Giver with co-author Bob Burg, who was one of my first guests way back on episode 5. His latest, coming this fall, is his self-published culinary parable, THE RECIPE: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness.
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Aug 14, 2017
Alex Charfen is an entrepreneur in every sense of the word.  He's founded and operated a number of businesses, written books, spoken to audiences around the world, led high powered mastermind groups, and much more.
Alex has identified that some of history's most accomplished individuals, such as Einstein, Picasso, Oprah, and Edison, have unique commonalities.  He has defined these similarities as the Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT).  In this episode, we dive into EPT, the other 3 personality types that exist, Alex's epic morning routine, and how you can accomplish amazing feats like some of history's top performers.
Please enjoy this incredible episode!
Aug 7, 2017
Miles Beckler is an entrepreneur, digital marketing influencer, outdoors enthusiast, and the master of his own lifestyle.  The term "freedom" means everything to Miles and his wife Melanie.  After founding a lifestyle business that allowed them to quit their day jobs, they decided to shift to a minimalist lifestyle and travel the world.  4 years later, they are still traveling, kicking ass in business, and teaching others how it can be done.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Lifestyle businesses
  • The minimalist lifestyle
  • Going deep on one business (ignoring shiny objects)
  • How to outsource pieces of your business
  • Where to start
  • Growing your audience
I walked away from this conversation feeling totally invigorated, and know you guys will too!
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Jul 31, 2017
Nick Kullin is the Founder and CEO of Second Flight Consultancy, a business development marketing agency focused on digital marketing.  Nick was recently listed as #4 on Entrepreneur's "27 CEO’s under 27" list.  Oh yeah, and he never went to college.  
Nick's "never quit" mentality encapsulates the Millennial Mastermind spirit.  Throughout his journey, he has faced and overcome challenges that would stop most young people in their tracks.
In this episode, Nick shares what he has learned through his life's trials, and how these lessons have enabled his success in business.  The takeaways from this episode will give you a framework to achieve your own success in your business and life!
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Jul 10, 2017
Javier Montes is an author, entrepreneur, and renowned millennial expert.  His book, Millennial Workforce: Cracking the Code to Generation Y in Your Company, uncovers how organizations can successfully attract, manage, and retain millennials.
In today's episode, we discuss how millennials can close the generational "communication gap" and thrive in today's economy.  
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Jun 26, 2017
Keith Ferrazzi is the New York Times Best Selling Author of Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back.
Keith grew up as the son of a lower-class factory worker and cleaning lady in Pittsburgh.  With the help of the relationships he forged along the way, he managed to get into Yale, and later, Harvard Business School.  Again on the back of key relationships, he worked his way up in Deloitte from an entry-level analyst to the Chief Marketing Officer before the age of 30.  At age 32, he was hired by Starwood Hotels (a Fortune 500 company) as their CMO. In 2000, he left Starwood to found YaYa Media, an entertainment and marketing company, which he sold to an investment company in 2003.  He currently sits as the CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight.
Keith is considered one of the world's foremost experts in networking and relationship building.  In my conversation with Kieth, he distinguishes the two.  Where networking typically comes across as a transactional activity that is a necessary evil, Keith focuses on relationship building.  Keith explains that from a collection of thriving relationships will come a world class network.
To build these thriving relationships, Keith explains that we need to first start with gratitude to open the door for a future relationship.  Once you've expressed your gratitude to that person and aligned yourself with their mission, lean on research and thoughtfulness to figure out how you can be of service.  The more service you give, the stronger the relationship will grow.
Keith also offers us an actual game plan to build a network of amazing relationships.  He calls this the Relationship Action Plan.  In summary:
  • Focus - What are your goals?
  • Target - Write down names of individuals who are critical to what you are trying to achieve.
  • Define - What you can do for them?
  • Outreach - Come up with a cadence for reaching out to these individuals.
  • Align - Develop a network of individuals who will help you connect with others.  These "lifeline relationships" are those who are going to share their network richly with you, and vise-versa.
  • Renew - Your goals change, therefore your network needs to stay up to date.
Let me know your best tips for building relationships in the comments or in a review on iTunes.
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Jun 19, 2017
Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about quitting your job and jetting off to explore another part of the world?  If so, you certainly aren't alone.  You also aren't alone if you've had that thought, but never followed up on it.  Perhaps the next day, you find yourself in the same job, with the same daydreams.
Today's guest had that same daydream but didn't take the conventional route of dismissing it as wishful thinking.  Rather, he took action and pursued the dream most of us forgo. 
Elisha Shannon didn't let a "great" job at Apple stand in the way of his dreams.  Instead, he quit his job, peaced out to Europe, and started a YouTube channel that would ultimately present opportunities he never thought possible.  Did I mention he did this all in under a year?  
Listen to the full episode to hear how this all came to be, and how you can transform your life to match your dreams.
What daydreams are you writing off?  Let's see if we can't turn those dreams into reality.
Jun 12, 2017
How can I really use LinkedIn to grow my network or business?
If you're anything like me, you've pondered that question before.  Many of us create LinkedIn profiles in college with the hope that it might help us land an internship or job after graduation.  We connect with all of our friends, colleagues, and business connections.  Maybe we've even used it as a tool to try to find potential customers or individuals we want to add to our network.  
But with 500 million users, doesn't it seem like there are better ways to take advantage of this professional platform?  To answer that questions, I invited Jimena Cortes onto the show.  Jimena is a marketing consultant specializing in LinkedIn lead generation. She is a published author, international speaker, entrepreneur and the founder of Wizard Media and Linked Blueprint.  Jimena has taught over 4,000 people worldwide how she gets multi-million dollar companies as her clients by using LinkedIn.  She has been mentioned on,, and Forbes to name a few.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • How companies can take advantage of LinkedIn
  • How individuals can leverage LinkedIn
  • How to connect with high-level contacts on the platform
  • The most common mistakes people make on LinkedIn
  • And more about how to utilize the social media giant to its fullest potential
Learn more about Jimena at
May 22, 2017
QuHarrison Terry is a serial entrepreneur and self-starter. He is the Co-founder and President of VNM USA, a full-service ad agency that he has run since 2013, the Marketing Director for Redox, a healthcare tech company, and Co-founder and CEO of 23VIVI, an online digital marketplace. QuHarrison has was listed in Madison’s 40 under 40 and was named one of LinkedIn's Top Voices in Technology.
Oh yeah... and he managed to accomplish all of these feats by AGE 21!
To say that QuHarrison is a millennial mastermind and inspiration would be a serious understatement.  In this episode, we discuss:
  • How he reached such success by 21
  • Building an audience
  • Strategies for creating content
  • How to stay motivated
  • And much more... 
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May 15, 2017
This week's guest is out of this world... literally.  She's been to space!  
Today we're talking about leadership, the future, and overcoming obstacles with Dr. Janet Kavandi, the Director of NASA's John H. Glenn Research Center.  Prior to her role at the Glenn Research Center, Dr. Kavandi was the Director of Flight Crew Operations at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.  She was selected as a NASA astronaut in December 1994 as a member of the fifteenth class of U.S. astronauts.  She is a veteran of three space flights where she logged more than 33 days in space, traveling more than 13.1 million miles in 535 Earth orbits.
I had an absolute blast nerding out over space travel and the future of our planet, and I hope you do too.  
To learn more about NASA and the amazing research Dr. Kavandi's team is conducting, head over to
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