The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 28

These successful entrepreneurs shifted their mindsets to I can and amazingly, doors opened for them!

Ep #142:  David Amerland, The Sniper Mind

Ep #143:  Hanna Hermanson, Dream Life is Real Life

Ep #144:  Stephynie Mailk, Chique Speak

Ep #145:  Daniel Thomas Hind, Evolution Eat

Ep #146:  Ali Boone, Hipster Investments

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

Welcome to Week 28 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 28

1. David Amerland is the author of nine best-selling books, including ‘Google Semantic Search’, ‘SEO Help’ and ‘Online Marketing Help’ and ‘Brilliant SEO’.

He writes on search, marketing and the points where they meet the human mind, on the web. When he is not busy writing he advises companies and startups on social media strategy and gives talks about the social media revolution.

He maintains his own blog at  where you can find practical SEO and business advice and he feels that he probably spends more time online than is probably healthy for him. His latest book “The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions” charts the intersection where real-world data meets brain analytics and changes the way we do everything.

2. Hanna Hermanson works with inspired go-getters, accompanying them into their big visions.

She came to understand that the more money she earned, the more she was able to support the causes she cared about, help the people she loved, and wake up with true ABUNDANCE and GENEROSITY in her heart.

Now, she goes to sleep with visions of education, reform, and travel — rather than fear of her clients not getting results, or wondering “have I done enough”? There is no guilt behind taking days off or even earning more money than she ever imagined was possible.

Her Dream life is her real life and she has created that life for hundreds of others.

3. Stephynie Mailk – From an entry level sales person fresh out of college, to one of the youngest Directors in the Silicon Valley at a Publicly Held company (now private), to the CEO of a 500+ person software integrator at the age of 28, to founding a Global IT consulting firm at the age of 32, Stephynie Malik has a tremendous amount of experience and an undeniable track record of success.

She’s spearheaded and orchestrated multi-million dollar acquisitions, closed global deals and strategic partnerships in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars realm and was successful in single-handedly growing her consulting firm into a global leader. As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Now, as the founder of Chique Speak, she is making it happen again… from Technology Consulting to Human Consulting Stephynie Malik is crushing it globally just as we expected her to do!

Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients has helped her forge strong associations with the industry’s most widely respected IT leaders.

Stephynie recently founded and is in the midst of launching yet another specialty firm designed to ignite men to their true potential on every level. Stephynie Malik does not play small. In her first month in launching ChiqueSpeak, she was inundated with over 400 applications from Executives and Entrepreneurs all over the world. Her coaching style is real… not fluffy. It is proven and tried through all industry leaders and her countless awards speak
for themselves.

4. Daniel Thomas Hind is the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational diet and lifestyle coaching company that helps overwhelmed individuals evolve their relationship with food.

His coaching method is all about skill development. “Healthy eating is a skill you practice and develop over the course of a lifetime, not a goal that you accomplish in a few months,” he says. “My goal is to empower my clients to fall in love with the practice of healthy eating, not get the specific results. They’ll get the results once they develop the skill.”

Every week, tens of thousands of people read Daniel’s material to learn about the psychology, mindset, emotions, and habits around eating in order to live a healthier, more meaningful life.

What really differentiates Daniel from the thousands of other “fitness” coaches (a designation he hates!) out there is that he’s one of, if not the only, man who addresses the topic of emotional eating head-on – using mindset, skill development principles, and deep coaching instead of typical nutrition optimization.

When he speaks, people listen, because we all know what he’s talking about but are afraid to speak about it.

5. Ali Boone left her corporate job as an Aeronautical Engineer to work full-time in Real Estate Investing. She began as an investor in 2011 and managed to buy 5 properties in her first 18 months using only creative financing methods. Her focus is on rental properties, specifically turnkey rental properties, and has also invested out of the country in Nicaragua.

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.

“We all have a brain but we have not been taught to utilize it correctly. We haven’t been trained on processes on how to be disciplined, motivated or focused. If we can understand what is required of us to apply what we need to handle in business then we will become more effective in business.”  by David Amerland

“The confidence that we feel we have in the beginning when we start on our own is totally understandable from a neuro scientific point of view because our perspective is biased. We self-analyze. We overestimate our abilities and underestimate the challenges we are going to face. This was the most difficult hurdle I had to face when I decided to branch out on my own in 2002. 

At the same time, I applied a strategy and in retrospect it was brilliant because now we have the neuroscience behind that. So what I did was project myself in the future at the point where I was successful. At this time I had clients and I would ask myself – How would I behave. This helped me see another approach to my problems.”  by David Amerland

“If you really want to grow you should be the person now that you want to become. You should be a thought leader and a market leader. If you project yourself in this way then you start behaving this way. Now your mindset is changing and your perspective is changing. And perspectives are created by the different centers in the brain. You are creating a reality change.”  by David Amerland

“My losing behaviours – I was in this cycle of doubt and cloudiness. It was mentally draining. My winning behaviours – I started going to networking events such as meetup groups. I immersed myself with other people who were doing what I wanted to do.”  by Hanna Hermanson

“I would tell my younger self when I was in college – Hanna – you are a big deal and it is Okay to be awesome. I tried to fit into these boxes and I just couldn’t fit into any of them. I wasn’t lost I just wanted to do more. I had this sense that I needed to work on a global level.”  by Hanna Hermanson

“The imposter syndrome is so disabling and frustrating. We play small. We hold back. Those big dreams are possible. They already exist you just have to go and claim them.”  by Hanna Hermanson


“I believe there are 3 different reasons why businesses fail today:
#1 Lack of listening and lack of empathy. They are not connecting with their customers
#2 – They are not truly aligned with the outcome. (the client wants one thing and they have a different agenda).
#3 – They are arrogant in believing their customers need their service or product. They just assume too much.”  by Stephynie Mailk

“I had to learn confidence. I had to change my mindset to believing that I was an expert at what I was doing.  I also had to articulate what I was doing.”   by Stephynie Mailk

“Surround yourself with positive people. Reach out to people. Be vulnerable and tell people what your story is.”  by Stephynie Mailk


“We have a relationship with food and we often don’t think about that when we approach our health and our diet. Typically we approach our health and diet as a goal that we have to accomplish versus a process or a practice that you should develop over time.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

“Learn how to develop a skill set of healthy eating to carry you throughout your life. You will be shocked by the number of people whom food and overeating or poor eating keeps them from living their best lives.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

“Your diet is baseline to you leading a full and productive life. Most people today are overwhelmed and they use food to cope for so many different emotions. I was an emotional eater. I was 25 lbs. over weight and I exercised 5-6 times every week. I was pissed off that diets and over exercising does not work.” by Daniel Thomas Hind


“I don’t think people realize how anchored by their jobs they are. I am a huge fan of passive income, and lifestyle design.”  by Ali Boone

“The absolute biggest challenge for me – after I became an entrepreneur – was from being in control and then from not being in control. I was a control freak. When you are an entrepreneur you have no control. You have to trust and you have to do the best you can.”  by Ali Boone

“For the first year I was broke and I had to cope with stress. Investing in real estate can be intimidating. I started reading Rich Dad Poor Dad and his message really resonated with me.”  by Ali Boone



To connect with David Amerland visit his Website: or connect with him on Twitter @davidamerland

To connect with Hanna visit her Website:

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Stephynie Mailk is offering a special offer to our listeners:

To connect with Daniel email him: HERE or visit his Website:

To receive a Free Guide – The 7 Essential Steps to Free Yourself from Food and Fall in Love with the Practice of Healthy Heating: click –  The Food Fix eBook – Free Lead Magnet

To connect with Ali Boone email her: or visit her Website: or for anyone who wants to get into Real Estate visit her consulting site:

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:

The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions by David Amerland

Google Semantic Search by David Amerland

SEO Help by David Amerland

Online Marketing Help by David Amerland

Brilliant SEO by David Amerland

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Success Principles How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Rick Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By Robert T. Kiyosaki

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26 and now Week 27!

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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