On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Andy Andrews, the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Traveler's Gift." Andy is back for the second time to talk about his latest book, "The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results". His books have been translated into nearly 35 languages. Hailed by the New York Times as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents, called upon by the Department of Defense to teach his principles to military leaders around the globe, and coaches at the highest levels have enlisted his wisdom to groom champions on and off the field. Zig Ziglar said Andy is, "...the best speaker he's ever seen." Together we will learn how Andy has used 7 decisions to make the journey from homelessness, to an in-demand comedian sharing the stage with Joan Rivers, Garth Brooks, Cher, and Kenny Rogers, to helping leaders at the influential organizations like the LPGA, MLB, NCAA, NFL, Microsoft, General Motors, and AIG perform at the highest level. Join Terry as he talks with Andy about everything from marriage to Nick Saban, the power of decisions, how to lead those that don't understand what is possible, and the one question that every leader isn't asking enough that would actually 10x their influence and revenue. This is one not to miss and to be sure you ready to take notes on. To say we find the deepest waters on this episode would be an understatement. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for a conversation with himself. Yes, you read that right. No guest or interview on this episode. Be careful because you're going to be hearing Terry's inner dialogue. On this episode, Terry wrestles with this idea: Shipping Hope. We used the springboard of the quote from Tom Hanks as he was portraying Walt Disney in the movie, Saving Mr. Banks. “That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” In this chaotic sometimes hopeless world how to deliver hope when then the media wants us to believe that we just drift from crisis to crisis. Having great ideas just isn't enough we have to ship them. Listen in as Terry talks to himself, you might just discover he's talking to you as well. Find out more at terryweaver.com and thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Brian Dixon. Terry sit's down to talk with Brian about his new book, Start With Your People. Brian Dixon is a podcaster, conference speaker, and business coach. He believes that each of us were made for a purpose. You will discover that purpose by clarifying your calling, discovering your audience, and creating your products, which will help you navigate a clear path to impact and income. Brian is passionate about helping authors, speakers, and aspiring messengers create a sustainable business through growing their platform, and creating compelling online courses. He is the co-founder of hope*writers, a membership site of over 2,000 working writers. Brian has a doctoral degree from the University of San Diego. He and his wife Julie live in Charlotte, NC with their three young children. We learn about an incredible hack to get the most out of live events and build relationships with the people you're trying to get and keep their attention, Jon Acuff's biggest mistake you can't afford to make, why coaching and masterminds have the power to change your life, and how knowing who your people are changes your life and business. This episode of full of tips and tactics you can deploy in the work you do right away. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry stands up with Shane Quick LIVE from the stage of The Thing Orlando 2019. Shane is the Managing Partner at Premier Productions and someone who's not afraid to make waves and break things. The music industry is all about labels, but you can’t put one on Shane Quick. He wears many hats– He’s an artist manager, a promoter, a creative, a disrupter, and a visionary. He’s from the small town of Cullman, Alabama, but his talent has reached the other side of the world. He created international touring models, he founded the Outcry Tour, and he put together one of the nations largest country music festivals, Rock the South. He built the largest team in the Christian music industry at Premier Productions, and with his leadership, it became a top 10 touring company in the USA. He started small, but after almost 20 years in the industry he’s now pulling off 600+ shows around the world each year. Last year Shane launched Roundtable Management in Nashville, Tennesee. Some of the artists he's working with are comedian John Christ, Matt Redman Mack Brock, We The Kingdom, and Kari Jobe. With all of this, his greatest accomplishment is being a father to his son Ethan and leading his family with his wife Laura. He puts his heart and soul into his community and his work– but he’s not finished yet. The guys talk about big vision and the power of encouraging someone else in the work they are called to do. This is one not to miss, and get a glimpse of what it's like to be in the room at The Thing. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and leaders like Shane at the next Thing at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Sarah Centrella. This time not alone and for the first time with a guest host, the one and only Leslie Weaver. Sarah is a Best-Selling Author, Master Coach, and vision board, expert. As a master life coach, she’s worked with professional athletes in the NBA and NFL, WAGS and thousands of people from around the world, helping them manifest their dreams. Her first book Hustle Believe Receive: An 8 Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream, got the attention of virtually every media outlet. Sarah has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, ABC NEWS, The Steve Harvey Show, The New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, Good Morning America, and many others. She has just released her newest book, #FutureBoards: How to Make a Vision Board to Manifest Exactly What You Want. She regularly leads workshops for clients such as Pinterest, Nike, BMW, Xerox, Quaker Oats, Thrive Global, NBA Wives Association and many others. Sarah has shared the stage as a keynote speaker with; Ed Mylett, Andy Frisella, Alex Rodriguez, Sheri Salata, Joan Lunden, the cast of WAGS on E! Dianne Valentine, Terry Weaver, and many others. Terry, Leslie, and Sarah talk about the powering of having a vision and executing a plan to make it a reality. Sarah has gone from bankruptcy to bestseller. We talk about her journey after battling back from a broken relationship and raising a family as a single mother. Leslie, Terry's wife, brings a fun perspective and asks questions Terry never would have thought of. Don't worry this isn't all decoupage and Pinterest. We even talk about hacks to use your phone to bring clarity to your vision. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Johnathan Lee Iverson. Terry and Johnathan talk about his journey from the circus to the stage and his new journey launching a speaking career with a TED talk at Harvard. At a young age Johnathan understood the power of stages as a member of The Boys Choir of Harlem. Performing before world leaders and dignitaries, including United States Presidents, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter, as well as, Noble Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, Iverson has shared the stage with such artist as Lou Rawls, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Perry Cuomo, Tony Bennett, and Lena Horne, all before the age of eighteen. During his legendary tenure with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Iverson was one of the busiest live entertainers in the world, performing an estimated 450 shows annually in arenas around the United States and Mexico. As the voice of The Greatest Show On Earth, Johnathan has been seen and heard via numerous media outlets including, print, broadcast and the world wide web. He is also a featured blogger for the Huffington Post, among other publications. His many accolades include being selected as one of Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People. This is a conversation not to miss! Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Jonathan at the next Thing in Orlando 2020 at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Craig Gross. Craig is a serial creator and entrepreneur. He started started speaking across the country in 1998 with his best friend, Jake. They called it “Craig and Jake LIVE.” and it eight years they spoke in front of a half million people. Since then he’s been speaking everywhere from churches, conferences, workshops, and many other events since then. In 2006, I was asked to debate the porn king, Ron Jeremy, in front of college audiences. That journey took him debating Ron at Yale on ABC Nightline and over 100 times across the country. Recently, he was featured at the Kajabi Impact Summit. He’s started a non-profit XXX Church addressing porn addiction, written 13 books over the last 17 years, recently launched two podcasts, helped a ton of people through masterminds and coaching, and launched a few businesses along the way. His podcast "Craig Brain" is a live look in as he fleshes out his next book and shares what’s inside his brain. Bottom line Craig is not afraid to get in the messy middle and break stuff. Speaking of breaking stuff his new project is https://christiancannabis.com and the Christian Cannabis Podcast. Where he’s sharing his story of and asking lots of hard questions. Even if you’ve never heard his name you’ve probably seen his work it’s been featured everywhere except Oprah. Places like CNN, FOX, ABC, LA Times, Time Magazine, and in the New York Times. We learn how to know when to start things and when to stop them and what happens when we say yes to adventure. We talk about everything from Kayne West to mentoring influencers. Craig has always asked hard questions and I asked a few of my own. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the next Thing Event at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Liz Wilcox. Author of Tales From the Black Tank, Liz Wilcox is an Army wife turned RV entrepreneur. When she’s not out exploring the US with her family, you can find her telling jokes and swapping campfire stories. She is a firm believer in the power of the campfire. At the end of 2017, she gave up personal space in return for personal freedom, hitting the road in a 2007 Jayco Greyhawk. As a full-time RVer, she has a passion for creating community among campers of all kinds through humor and storytelling. You can learn more and become part of her community at The Virtual Campground. We talk about her experience at The Thing 2019 and how saying YES to adventure and the unknown. Liz takes almost every excuse off the table for not chasing the things that you're most passionate about. We learn her story of having no idea where to start and her journey to leading a community that's equipping others to live life on their own terms. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the next Thing Event at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Roberto Candelaria. We learn how to POSITION our brand so that other companies will want to PARTNER with our PLATFORMS and get us on the path to PROFIT. Brands have BILLIONS of dollars they want to invest in SPONSORING your brand and on this episode, we unlock the secret to how to get a piece of that for the work we do. Roberto C. Candelaria is the Founder of Sponsorship Boot Camp and the International Best-Selling author of “Relationships Raise Money: A Guide to Corporate Sponsorship” and “Sponsorship For Influencers: Profitable Partnerships in 5 Simple Steps” An in-demand Mentor, Strategist, and Consultant, Roberto has worked with companies such as American Airlines, BMW, DELL, Disney, Enterprise Car Rentals, Hilton Hotels, Southwest Airlines, State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo, and Zappos – to name a few. Join Terry as he sits down with Roberto and they discuss how to get other brands to pay you to do what you love. As we get to know his story together we discover how selling chocolate to raise funds for a trip to Disney in Highschool changed the trajectory of his life. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the next Thing Event at http://thething.live . To Join Roberto and Terry in Houston this July at https://sponsorshipforinfluencerslive.com/
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Adam Kirk Smith. We learn the path to move from FEAR to COURAGE. We talk about the P word... and how PASSION really does matter. Together we discover Adam's Bravery process and how to move past fear and step into the life we've been made for. Adam is an entrepreneur, life coach, consultant, and motivational speaker. His popular blog, http://asmithblog.com, has more than 70K unique monthly readers and offers insights on leadership, bravery, and life purpose, among other topics. Named one of the most influential people of 2014 by American Genius, Smith has written for Entrepreneur and Success Magazine, among others, and has been featured in Newsday and other media. He hosts a weekly podcast called "Live Life with Purpose." He lives in Illinois with his family. Join Terry as he sits down with Adam and they discuss how to move from being crippled in FEAR and living in BRAVERY. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the next Thing Event at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Micahel Hudson. There are days when he's in the boardroom helping financial services executives and the next he's in the weeds with an entrepreneur helping them get their message heard. Michael was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age—starting his first business when he was just seven years old. He went on to start a disc jockey business in his teens, and a cabinet and countertop business with his father while in college, before running away from home to become a college professor. Since then he has helped over 3,000 businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and government agencies create their strategic visions and communicate them into existence. After growing up petrified to speak in public, Michael committed to helping people develop their ability to communicate their messages to those who need to hear them. He regularly speaks at conferences and conventions sharing his personal story—revealing the power of personal experience to lead the audience to take action—and has delivered over 8,000 paid presentations across the past 34 years. He's the author of Public Speaker Secrets: 52 Proven Ways to Increase Your Impact Every Time You Speak and spoke at The Thing 2018 in Orlando. Join Terry as he sits down with Micahel as they discuss how to discover the rooms where you need to show up and what to say once you get there. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join us at the next Thing Event at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry recorded a special episode for all the speakers, sponsors, and attendees on the way to The Thing 2019 in Orlando, Florida. As you're on the way this episode will help you prepare for The Thing and how to get the most out of the event. f you're not coming this year you better get your tickets for a Thing event ASAP or if you listen soon enough get on the site and get a ticket and come on down and joins. Stay tuned for announcements. So put in your headphones and let's get ready for the #thething19! Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Aurora Gregory, David Dollar, and Chad Pennycuff. We talk about there experiences as Attendees of The thing and what they got out of the event. We answer the questions you submitted on my page about what the attendee experience is at the thing. Aurora Gregory helps entrepreneurs use marketing to build their business focusing on the banking industry and helping speakers get picked through her book "Get Picked: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Creating an Irresistible Speaker Proposal." David Dollar is a podcaster (Magic on a Dollar & The Duececast) and is a Travel agent running his own business helping families plan vacations. Chad Pennycuff works for one of the largest organizations in the world innovating in call center technology during the day and at night run a community and podcast called "My DVC Points." Listen to this exciting episode to hear their journeys and how the thing has helped them in the work they do.
Use the code PODCAST to join Aurora, David, Chad, and Terry at The Thing 2019 in Orlando. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Paul Klein. In 2009 at the peak of the recession as layoffs and the economy were tanking with a family to support and hefty mortgage to go along with it I Paul chose to leave a safe and secure successful 18-year career. Fast forward 9 years and he’s started 3 successful businesses generating well over 6 figure incomes with no debt which allows him the freedom to work when he wants, where he wants and with who he wants! He’s worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet including: Target, Slack, UC Berkley, Cracker Barrel, Holiday Inn, KFC, Taco Bell, Yum Brands, JC Penney, Bebe, Dollar General, Sherwin Williams, Les Schwab and more. Now he helps leaders discover their pricing strategy through a process he calls “Pricing is Positioning.” and helps leaders transition from the corner office to running a six-figure consulting business. Join Paul and Terry as they discuss how much you should charge for your time, understanding how much your time is worth, and how to position yourself in a way where you're paid what your time is actually worth. Don't miss out as we talk go from how to have great ideas to mental shift that comes with the freedom that buys and understanding what true wealth is. Don't miss out on what to do with the rise of the Knowlege Economy and the end of the hourly rate. Use the code PODCAST to join Paul and Terry at The Thing 2019 in Orlando. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Rob Lott. Rob is a Disney Cast Member, actor, Speaker, Host of the Leading Creative Podcast, an avid reader, and one of the key leaders in Orlando's creative and theater community. Rob has been a professional performer and director for almost twenty years. He and his teams have created intimate atmosphere shows as well as spectacle stage productions for large audiences. His passion lies at the intersection of Leadership and Creativity. We learn how leadership is just a job, it's an art form and how you can lead creative regardless of your role in the show. We talk about the Circus, why Rob has so many job's and Disney and beyond, his role as Sixbits Slocum in the Hoop De Doo Musical review, and as one of the iconic Dapper Dans on Main Street USA. Stay tuned to the end when we talk about how to get a job at Walt Disney World. Together we will discover why safety is the enemy of us seeking our most creative work. Use the code PODCAST to join Rob and Terry at The Thing 2019 in Orlando. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this BONUS episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson. I wanted to share with you immediately the conversation we had about Creativity, Frankenstein, Writing, and Wrestling Bears on Facebook LIVE earlier today so you could listen to the audio version. Doing creative work isn't easy and often those wanting the results from us are the ones standing in the way of us doing our best work. If you use the code PODCAST you can save off The Thing and join us in Orlando. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Mike at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Mike Kim. He is a marketing consultant, communications strategist, copywriter, and all around fine human being. Mike ditched his comfy C-suite marketing job in pursuit of career freedom. He now hosts the #1 ranked podcast on personal branding in iTunes, The Mike Kim Show, and helps brands clarify their message. Mike has crafted the messages and marketing campaigns for some of today’s top thought leadership brands including Donald Miller, John Maxwell, Suzanne Evans, and Catalyst Leadership. Join Terry as he talks with Mike about life, marketing, and social media. Together we will discover how professional wrestling teaches us great storytelling. Why the relationship that you have with yourself will help you win at business and life. We go all in what it really means to have an authentic voice and try and understand Mike’s hate for Superman. Don't miss the show notes for Mike's talk from The Thing 2018. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Mike at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Rachel Pedersen the Queen of Social Media, award-winning, international viral sensation, top social media strategist & strategist. Featured on TODAY Show, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Glamour, The Daily Mail. She is the Social Media powerhouse who has won awards and has gone viral globally for her social media work. Her clientele is chock full of fun and exciting personalities, including reality tv stars, celebrity performers, and online marketing influencers. Rachel also now teaches and leads communities to understand how to use social media in a more strategic way, including social media managers and marketing consultants. Not only does Rachel get super venerable she dives deep into the strategy for becoming the BOSS of your own life. Join Terry as he sits down with Rachel and discovers how she goes from not being able to get a job at Taco Bell to the Today Show, seven-figure product launches, and multiple businesses. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Rachel at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with CJ Casciotta. This conversation takes us from the Muppets to vinyl, all the way to how weirdos change the world. We hear all about his new book, "Get Weird: Discover the Surprising Secret to Making a Difference." CJ is a writer, serial media maker, and founder of Ringbeller: an organization that teaches kids creativity & kindness. As a writer and communicator, he's traveled all over the world inspiring communities like Lululemon, The Salvation Army, TEDx, Catalyst, and Charity:Water. As a media director and producer, he's collaborated on projects with MGM Studios, The United Nations Foundation, and more. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Nashville with his wife, Kelly, and his two kids, Selah and Mack. Join Terry as he sits down with CJ and learn how being a weird actually sets you up to succeed rather than getting in the way of it. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Leigh Holt LIVE from The Mini Thing Los Angeles. On November 17th, 2018 we hosted our first one-day version of The Thing in Burbank, California. Leigh is the founder of "maddjett." In the simplest of terms, "maddjett" is a company built around passion. Leigh left her gig as the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Warner Music Nashville to do what she loves – build brands and start movements. Some of the brands that she has partnered with include Blake Shelton, Ikea, Pepsi, Oprah, CMT, NBA, Disney, Hunter Hayes, Wells Fargo, TOMS, and Toyota to name a few. Leigh joins us taking a break from the set of Dancing with the Stars where Lauren Daigle was about to take the stage of the season finale. We hear her journey from taking the leap to leveling up. Listen in as Terry shares his conversation with Leigh LIVE from LA. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry shares his opening talk from The Mini Thing Los Angeles. On November 17th, 2018 we hosted our first one-day version of The Thing in Burbank, California. In life and business, we often find ourselves in a place where we have all our eggs in someone else's basket. We are willing to bet on every "safe" opportunity and yet we fear going all in on ourselves. Terry gets raw and real sharing the struggle of believing in everyone else's dreams but your own. Learn from his "Get off my Lawn" Moment. Attendees left the event saying, "Hands down the best event for Entrepreneurs," "I came expecting just a conference...and this was so much more," and "Before the first break I got more than my money's worth!" and " Listen in as Terry shares his Keynote from LA. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Justin Schenck, host of the Growth Now Movement Podcast. He's a speaker, author, and leading authority in using your voice to build an audience. He not only speaks to organizations on how to overcome adversity and utilize podcasting to grow your business but he helps others launch, build, and leverage their brands. Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by INC.com and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. What started out as a way to connect with top people and inspire others has become a way of life. Now getting played in over 100 countries every single week he is able to make a greater impact than he could ever imagine. Join Terry as he talks with Justin about Podcasting and what happens when you own your story and then tell it. We'll learn Justin's story and how to leverage podcasting to tell your story. Justin's story is full of pain and failure but he's definitely gotten past that and started a movement that's helping thousands of others. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for another Conversation with himself. Be careful because you're going to be hearing Terry's inner dialogue. In addition to the amazing conversations that Terry has with amazing leaders. On this second episode of the new bonus format, Terry wrestles with this idea: Legacy, Living in a Way that Matters Later. After a conversation with a financial planner and realize that with another Birthday life moves closer to the end of the journey. How do we create a life that will matter after we are gone? What really is the ROI of Life? Is imposter syndrome really a thing? Listen in as Terry talks to himself. Find out more about Terry at http://terryweaver.com and be part of his event at http://thething.live .
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down LIVE from The Thing 2018 in Orlando Florida, with the artist, entrepreneur, and author Craig Fraser. Craig has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, GM, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Trek, CBS, Amazon, Fender, and West Coast Choppers to Name a few. His mural work can be seen in Guy Fieri's restaurants around the world, from Las Vegas, Central Florida, Abu Dabi, and South Africa. He's from Bakersfield, California, where he runs Air Syndicate Studio as well as being head artist/designer for Kal Koncepts. He's the author of the best selling “Automotive Cheap Tricks & Special FX” books, and have produced more than 25 instructional videos, as well as over 350 step-by-step feature articles for industry publications. This is one not to miss as Craig challenges us to break everything, defy the labels, and destroy the status quo. Join Terry as he sits down with Craig talking his creative work and what he's breaking next. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Craig and Terry at http://thething.live
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Michael Robison. Michael is the CEO of d5 Group. He is a strategic business consultant and brand development innovator with a diverse background in finance, sales, development, marketing, communications, and staffing. Entrepreneur Magazine has just named him one of their Top Leaders of 2018 and you have may have seen his appearances on Nasdaq, CNN, BBC. Working with Fortune 500 companies ranging in revenue from $0 to over $12B annually, from Virgin, Coca-Cola, BP, Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, A16Z, TechStars and more. His book "Alignment: Overcoming the Illusion of Balance" will be releasing in 2019. Join Terry as he talks with Michael about Failure and setting yourself up for a comeback. Rather than allowing failure to become a destination, this episode will help you chart a course to discover success on the other side. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com/ and http://thethinglive.com