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Patrick J. McGinnis on DESIGN YOU Radio

Choosing between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship? Why not have both?

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay.

What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls?

In The 10% Entrepreneur, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck.  

A successful 10% Entrepreneur himself, McGinnis explains the multiple paths you can follow to invest your cash, time, and expertise in a start-up—including as a founder, angel, adviser, or aficionado. Most importantly, you don’t have to have millions in disposable income to become a 10% Entrepreneur. When you put McGinnis’s 10% principles into action, you’ll quickly start racking up small wins, then watch as they snowball into your new (and far more entrepreneurial) life.

Listen to Patrick J McGinnis on DESIGN YOU with Dr. Garrison Leykam:

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, he has written for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine and Forbes.Patrick’s  new book, The 10% Entrepreneur, is the answer to the question, “What if there was a way to combine the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup enabling you to become an entrepreneur, without losing a steady paycheck.”

Check out Patrick’s website and get his Free Workbook. You can follow Patrick on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn

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It’s Friday…thanks for reminding me

Friday is often greeted with relief as the “end” of the week; that somehow we “made it through” and can now enjoy the weekend. Except for appointments, I rarely look at my calendar for the simple reason that living my life with passion makes every day of the week special. So, it doesn’t matter what letters precede ‘day.’ The same with watches. Peter Fonda told the bikers in Wild Hogs to ‘lose the watches’ and there’s a lot to be said about that. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve never missed a meeting. In fact, I’m characteristically early. Probably because any meeting important enough for me to attend has got to have value. But, the only time that matters to me is the moment I’m in and what am I doing in that moment to take me further on my journey. If Monday isn’t as exciting as Saturday and Wednesday is nothing more that the hump to get past than check your passion gauge. Fuel up your life on hi-test and lose the ’87.’ Life is a ride and we should all be heading for an outrageously wonderful destination.

Sonia Satra on DESIGN YOU Radio

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

Garrison’s guest in this segment is Sonia Satra, certified life coach, mindset and fitness expert, and award-winning motivational speaker who brings her passion for helping people achieve their goals to thousands of individuals, companies, and groups every year. As the founder and CEO of Moticise, an award-winning lifestyle wellness program that combines movement with mindset, Sonia travels the world helping people reach their own personal greatness. 

Former president of the National Speakers Association NYC and founder of Women’s Empowerment Adventures, a company that combines a life coaching workshop with a physical challenge such as kayaking, trapeze, and rock-climbing, Sonia continues to offer Adventures through Moticise. 

In 2016, Sonia was selected as a featured speaker at the prestigious Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Global Conference in Banff, Canada. She is also a recurring speaker at the Grace Institute of NYC, helping hundreds of women find a new path to success. She has presented to Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Seamless, Army Corps of Engineers, Women’s Leadership Training Conference, Verizon, Toastmasters Leadership Conference, and others. Her presentations are known for their fun, interactive energy, making them ideal for the dreaded after-lunch slot at corporate conferences, or anytime you need to add some spark.

With over 10,000 hours of onscreen and stage acting, the former star of Guiding Light and One Life to Live continues to act. She guest-starred in the docudramas American Genius, Sons of Liberty, and the Emmy-winning The Men Who Built America, and as Gloria Steinem in Amazon’s American Playboy. Sonia has appeared in the Huffington Post, CBS, Fox, the Examiner, Celeb Dirty Laundry, Celebrity Parenting, Women Fitness, and other media outlets. In 2015, she presented on the main stage at the 80,000-attended NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC. In 2016, Mindset Reset was awarded Best Workout DVD by the exercise blog Fit-Bottomed Girls. 

Listen to Garrison’s interview with Sonia:

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Love The One You’re With: YOU

American singer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Stills, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, released the lead single from his debut self-titled studio album in 1970. The song, inspired by a remark Stills heard from musician Billy Preston became his biggest hit single peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1971.

The title of the song is a mantra for everyone reinventing themselves to live their destiny: Love The One You’re With. And, no one is more important in this life than YOU. As Stephen himself said, “Once you decide that it is the art that is important and not how popular and well received you are, you no longer have an albatross. “ Make your life your work of art.

The One-Question Shortcut to Identifying Your Niche Market

Dixie Gillaspie, Writer, Coach, Lover of Entrepreneurship, has nailed down that one fundamental question to not only identify your niche market as an entrepreneur but to use as a litmus test for everything you do regarding your entrepreneurial activities. Read: The One-Question Shortcut to Identifying Your Niche Market