The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 26

Be ready to plan the long game. Albert Einstein said “It’s not that I am so smart it’s just that I stay with problems longer. This is the secret when becoming an entrepreneur.”  

Ep #132:  Abigail Hopkins, The Clean Life

Ep #133:  Ulyses Osuna, The Power of Positioning

Ep #134:  Brad Owens, The Robin Hood of Hiring

Ep #135:  Tony Moze, The Rhyming Book Reviewer

Ep #136:  Curtis McHale, Good Business, Great Father and Husband

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 26 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 26

1. Abigail Hopkins is the co-founder of That Clean Life, an online platform that helps leaders in the health and wellness industry easily create personalized and professional nutrition programs for their clients, without spending hours on it, so that they can make the world a healthier, happier place. She’s a Registered Nurse, a Culinary Nutrition Expert, a big fan of hip-hop and playing the long game.

2. Ulyses Osuna is a 21-year-old PR strategist and founder of Influencer Press, a PR firm that works manages publicity for Influencers & a few clients worth over $100m.

Some people he has worked with include: Kevin Harrington, Gerard Adams, Tai Lopez, Jason Stone, Ed Mylett, Jack Vale, Ben Lee, and Think and Grow Rich (The Movie).

Ulyses can show you how through positioning, and branding, how you can make yourself an expert and thought the leader in your industry.

3. The Robin Hood of hiring, Brad Owens, spent a decade helping Fortune 500 companies find talent. Now he helps small businesses attract, hire, and retain their teams.

He’s the host of the Small Business Hiring podcast where he interviews companies that have been voted one of the best places to work and finds out how they did it. He also hosts a weekly live Q&A at where he answers questions from leaders that are growing their teams.

4. A US Army veteran, Tony Moze is an educator, entertainer and entrepreneur whose love for books and passion for music has led him to become the RHYMING book reviewer.

To Learn More about Tony Moze, Go HERE

5. Curtis McHale is a husband and father of three. He spends his work time reading, writing and producing content to help business owners run a more profitable business while still getting to see their family. He believes that success with a swath of broken relationships means you’ve failed.

 Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

Whether you are just starting this entrepreneurial journey or you’ve been at it for a while, the biggest hurdle you are likely to face is getting you and your business noticed.

There are people out there who need what you offer; you just need to ask yourself “Why you are doing what you are doing and why would people like to work for you”?

“Together my husband and I built an entire tech company from our kitchen table. Right here from the comfort in our own home. I am obsessed with making healthy eating simple. My husband is a software engineer so we combined our skills to leverage the power of technology in the nutrition space. We are presently building a tool that makes the process of meal planning super fun and easy.” by Abigail Hopkins

“I was personally struggling with health issues five years ago. I was working 12 hour shifts as a registered nurse. I just got worn down. I knew I had to make some big changes. During this time I was eating a lot of junk food. There were always donuts available. I started weening myself off this process food and introduced real food into my diet. Over time I was feeling so much better. I truly believe that changing the food I was eating changed my entire life.” by Abigail Hopkins

When I started this, I did have this fear of rejection. I was now getting into sales and I knew that rejection comes with that. But I found with each rejection, it became a little bit easier for me to take. I adopted this philosophy – The worse they can say is no. It is disappointing but not the end of the world.” by Abigail Hopkins


Get yourself out of obscurity and position yourself as an expert in your Ulyses Osuna

“PR is one of the biggest growth hacks for building a brand. It achieves credibility, trust and authority without having to take years to building your personal brand.” by Ulyses Osuna

“You all have something that an influencer needs in his business. For example, if you do Facebook advertising go to the influencer who has a mass market to sell them your services.” by Ulyses Osuna


The recruiting landscape out there is filled with a lot of people who don’t know what they are doing. Big companies will hold recruiting events but fail to train their managers on how to interview people.” by Brad Owens

“Everyone is still trying to hire like it is the 1920’s. In the 1920’s, there were many people looking for work but there were very few jobs to employ them. They post the job and list the qualifications they need for that job. What all companies fail to do is list the reasons why people would want to work for them.” by Brad Owens

“The best companies do not hire. The next time you post an ad for a job opening in your company, say “here is why you want to work for us” instead of “this is the person we are looking for.” by Brad Owens


“When I read the book I am Here I discovered mindfulness. After reading that book I stopped and smelled the roses for the first time in my life.” by Tony Moze

“I then started reading more personal development books and business books. I then decided I wanted to make my own niche. When I was searching on YouTube for books to read I discovered a trend. A lot of people were reviewing books on YouTube so I decided to put my personal touch on it.” by Tony Moze

You should understand that “sales” is happening in every facet of your life so you shouldn’t shy away from sales and marketing.” by Tony Moze

“I joined a network marketing organization and it was here that I learned that “sales” was important. Due to the seminars and webinars and the books that I read I knew that being creative just wasn’t enough. If you want to make an impact you have to start seeing things on a bigger scale and see yourself as a business – It takes capital, effective strategies on social media and paid advertising from emailing to calling business to business and from business to consumer.” by Tony Moze


“I worked on my business for 6 months while I was working full time. I worked really hard to get the business off the ground. I then decided to quit my job and start working on my business full-time after this time period. I was going through our savings very quickly. I was spending more than I should have and I was not working as hard as I should have. This was going on for 1 year.” by Curtis McHale

“Now I am so productive. I released 5 book reviews on Amazon last week.  I have written two 10,000 word books and one 35,000 word book this year. I get up at 4:45 every morning. I read for one hour. I write for one hour. I take a break in the afternoon – 3 hours to go for a run or play with my kids. But this took a long time to get to this point.” by Curtis McHale

The best form of advertising for me is being interviewed on Curtis McHale



To connect with Abigail Hopkins visit her Website: or connect with her on Instagram: @thatcleanlife

To connect with Ulyses Osuna visit him on Facebook: Ulyses Osuna or Instagram: Ulyses Osuna

To connect with Brad Owens visit his Website: and to receive his free guide for Interviewing click:

To connect with Tony Moze: Facebook: or Instagram: or Twitter: and YouTube:

To connect with Curtis McHale visit his Website: or contact him on Social Media @curtismchale

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

To get your Free Book click An Introduction to Meal Planning by Abigail Hopkins

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

I Am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal by The Mindfulness Project

How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian Moran, Michael Lennington

Need a Business Plan? Visit Plan2Profit

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12

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