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The Intrepid Entrepreneur is here to inspire those who are hell-bent on becoming a kick-ass entrepreneur, striving to level-up their business that they’ve started or are gearing up to launch their incredible ideas into successful small businesses! Join Kristin Carpenter-Ogden, founder of LivingUber and Verde Brand Communications, as she interviews inspirational, motivated, and kick-ass small business owners who have made their mark on the outdoor industry.
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Nov 27, 2015

Robin Enright is in the business of creativity. She is the founder of Merchandising Matters, a visual merchandising agency where she endeavors to enhance an emotional connection between buyer and seller, and Permission to Leap, where she guides organizations and individuals to enhanced creativity in business and life. She feels a bit of magic when observing others transition from, “I can’t, I don’t know how,” to “I can and I will,” and she isn’t afraid to wave her wand a bit to encourage this transformation. I had a great conversation with Robin in this episode of The Intrepid Entrepreneur. We talk about having two companies (she and I both are in that zone) as entrepreneurs, the awesome feeling of having a company that positively impacts people and what authenticity really means. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed talking with Robin! Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does is inspirational and contagious. 

 

Sign up for Robin’s monthly Merchandising Matters newsletter, which includes tips to inspire creativity in marketing and merchandising. Upon signing up, you’ll receive her downloadable PDF, Merchandising Magic: Tips to Make your Store Sizzle.

For complete show notes and more conversations, please visit www.livinguber.com.

Nov 20, 2015

Everyone is on a journey, striving to better themselves, to accomplish more in their given field, and to attain the next level of success, whether in business, finances, sports, or personal life and relationships. But what is not always fully understood is the level of sacrifice that is required to achieve high levels of success in any pursuit.

Kristin Armstrong understands this better than most. She’s a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (cycling time trial in 2006 and 2009, respectively), holds two World titles and a bronze and silver in Worlds, five National Championships and countless other victories. Kristin is also co-founder of a high-end cycling accessory business, K-EDGE, and she works at her local hospital doing community outreach. The biggest job of all? She’s the dedicated Mom to a young son and a wife (she’s married to Joe Savola, who runs K-EDGE with Eric Jensen).

What has allowed Kristin to continually accomplish so much, even while having so many things going on in her life? Where does she get her seemingly unending energy? Is she a super-human?

Kristin gives credit to discipline and dedication. She strips out everything from her life that does not in some way aid her in achieving her goals, whether those goals are about competing in the Olympics, contributing to product design, development and branding at K-EDGE Cycling Solutions, or being a Mom and having a family life. Without the willpower to cut out extraneous aspects from her schedule, achieving and maintaining this much would be impossible. She shares insights on this in this amazing interview.

If you have ever aspired to be truly great at something, to achieve Olympic-level success in your field, this episode of Intrepid Entrepreneur will give you insight into what it takes to be a top level performer, and some of the steps required in anyone’s journey to the top. Plus, it’s just plain inspirational to talk with Kristin as she guns for another Gold in Rio, 2016!

Learn more about at Kristin at:

K-EDGE.com

KristinArmstrongUSA.com

Complete show notes can be found at: http://www.LivingUber.com/Kristin-Armstrong.

Nov 13, 2015

Rebecca Rusch has never done anything small and everything she’s taken on has a common thread: determination. Join me this week as I interview this humble and approachable outdoor sport legend, who has been such an inspiration to so many (myself included). She’s a professional athlete with a storied career in climbing, adventure racing and mountain biking, among other pursuits (riverboarding anyone?). Rebecca almost seems to have made pioneering new climbing routes and outdoor sports part of her repertoire and she literally pays no attention to obstacles. In this interview, she shares her approach to overcoming fear, using her mindset to create successes in her life and also, what it’s like to become a pro mountain biker at age 38. She’s balanced all of this by giving back to her community in Ketchum, Idaho and to the outdoor active lifestyle markets, through inspirational events (see website links oin show notes page for details).

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Recently, Rebecca launched one of her biggest accomplishments: becoming an author. If you haven’t picked up Rusch to Glory, you should. Better yet, enter to win one of 10 signed copies of Rebecca’s new book by heading over to livinguber.com/giveaways. Follow Intrepid Entrepreneur to Instagram and Twitter (@GoLivingUber) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LivingUber) and visit the LivingUber.com to sign up for more awesome free content, built just for adventurous entrepreneurs in the active outdoor lifestyle markets. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to The Intrepid Entrepreneur, doing so helps build awareness for our amazing outdoor active lifestyle markets!

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Website:

http://www.rebeccarusch.com

http://www.rebeccarusch.com/rusch-to-glory/

http://www.rebeccarusch.com/gold-rusch-tour/

http://www.rebeccasprivateidaho.com/ 

Nov 6, 2015

Kristin speaks with Scott McGuire, President of The Mountain Lab, about his 20 years in the outdoor industry. Before being at The Mountain Lab, Scott served numerous roles ranging from working in retail, to being a sales rep, to being an in-house product line manager at many leading companies, to being a ski patroller and a participant on international expeditions. Scott's insights into the industry are sure to get entrepreneurs thinking. So, make sure you listen now so you can be ahead of the curve! 

Learn more about Scott at www.themountainlab.com. Get full show notes at www.livinguber.com

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