What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:

  • Great show!
    by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I'm absolutely hooked on this podcast! Huge kudos to Mario for consistently delivering top-notch episodes. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Amazing Guests, Real World Advice
    by Demi @ Comcastro.com from United States

    Just wanted to say thank you, Mario! Great practical ideas and such enthusiasm. I recommend this show for anyone looking to change their mindset through access to access to some great real world inspiration.

  • These podcasts have some great nuggets!!
    by Jen from Fort Worth from United States

    Mario has an A guest list that go out of their way to give you their best tips to be successful in your business endeavor. I’ve learned so much in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!

  • Inspiring Real World and Practical
    by SheriTraxler from United States

    Love the inspiration of “hey if they can do this so can I “ And that there is practical ideas from their expertise too Also love the variety of times

  • SUPER PRO production, and better content
    by JoshRamsey from South Africa

    Hits the nail on the head, and brings practical insight while doing it!

  • Enthusiasm and experience
    by Cfow110 from United States

    Mario is an enthusiastic experienced interviewer. He creates conversations with great content but also leaves room for some whimsy with his imperfect action round questions.

  • What an Enjoyable Show!
    by BretRidgway from United States

    Mario Frachini is the consummate pro when it comes to being a podcast host. The time just flew by and the conversation was great!

  • Great Show!
    by erseburse from United States

    Always providing great content- keep it up!

  • Insightful, inspiring and empowering!!
    by Anya Bartholomew from United States

    This is a gem!! You've got to pay attention to "little" things to appreciation the power of this incredible useful information!! The more you listen, the more you love it! Try and you'll see!!

  • Love love love
    by Tanyamariedube from Canada

    What a great show. I loved listening to your episode with Dave Lorenzo on the 60 Second Sale. As someone who loves sales (but loathed them when I started with cold calls and cold door knocking), I loved what he said about hearing the word “no”. In sales, we are trained to look for the no’s. It makes us really good at it if we can really get into it. What you two were talking about with regard to how our limitations are i’’our minds really resonated with me. I love that because it’s a game changer when you understand that sales is just about helping people solve a massive problem and getting paid for it and then taking imperfect action, get on your feet and have fun. Thanks so much! Love this show.

  • Amazing podcast!
    by maddie@podcastingyou from United States

    This podcast is incredibly informative and empowering! Each episode is an insightful deep dive into an entrepreneurial story that highlights tenacity, innovation, and advice to help you level up in your own journey.

    by Mitko I. from Bulgaria

    A ton of value, keep rocking!

  • Great show!
    by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I love this show. The host is really entertaining and the content is pure gold. This podcast became my top show. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Insightful and wide ranging
    by purpletom111 from United Kingdom

    This is an excellent podcast for anyone looking to optimise their business. Mario is a fabulous host with brilliant questions and a relaxed, friendly demeanour. I loved Episode 261 about Growth Marketing, really useful - high product quality is the best marketing strategy out there!

  • Brilliant insights from the best…
    by jxywvut from United States

    No matter what big business mountain you are trying to summit, the EA podcast has something amazing to inspire and teach you how to start or scale your venture. I love tuning in every day to learn actionable insights from a new expert or industry. So much value to sink your teeth into. Give it a listen!

  • Top Notch Quality Content for Authentic Leaders
    by dropinceo from United States

    A meticulous production, a highly professional host with authentic conversation creates an amazing experience for the listener. A must listen for insights and inspiration for the Entreprener or C-Suite Leader.

  • Love it!
    by Mariann!! from United States

    It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.

  • Actionable and Inspiring
    by Ben_Cook28 from United States

    I appreciate the authenticity, quality of the guests, and insights from this podcast

  • Essential content for your entrepreneurial journey
    by MCarmen Baldovi from United Kingdom

    Mario’s interviews are full of valuable tips from business experts that you shouldn’t miss in your entrepreneurial journey. Listening to this podcast is being a massive help for me and I hope it is for you.

  • Wealth of Information
    by KPM D. from United States

    Great interviews. Always great to have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and glean from their years of wisdom. Keep up the good work!

  • Packed with actionable content!
    by mwforrester from United States

    Mario has a top-notch podcast with outstanding guests! I’m able to come away with information that I can apply to my own business, to generate growth and increase my ability to provide positive impact. When you spend your time to listen to an episode of EA Effect you can be sure that you will get an amazing return on time investment.

  • Powerful!
    by MichaelUnbroken from United States

    This is the show I needed 13 years ago before I ruined my first business. I think being able to have tangible and practical insight from people who are one step ahead of you is everything congrats to Mario for an amazing show! - @MichaelUnbroken

  • First Rate Host and Brilliant Guests
    by Wade Galt from United States

    Mario is an extremely well prepared and professional host that gets the best out of his guests. He interviews fundamentally sound guests to share powerful business strategies and wisdom. Definitely worth your time to listen.

  • Great show.
    by mdaciuk from Canada

    Excellent interviews and guests. Liked the show on how to defend your reputation. “Customers, communities and critics.” Good way at looking at stakeholders. Thanks for the great content.

  • Great topics - and tips!
    by Kate | EOFire from United States

    Loving Mario’s podcast! Not only does he hit so many great topics, but his episodes are filled with tips and strategies you can actually use right now. For example, I just listened to his episode about Podmatch with Alex SanFilippo, and Mario doesn’t just read off a list of questions and move through the interview robotically - he actually has a conversation, and shares his own experiences with the power of guest podcasting and why others should be doing this to grow their own audience. Thank you, Mario! Keep up the heat!

  • So glad I found this podcast!
    by Nate804 from United States

    I’m so excited to continue jumping into episodes of this podcast. So much knowledge from so many successful business men & women. Adding this to my weekly workflow for sure!

  • So much information
    by abal31 from United States

    Such a great show. So much information and helps with many areas of our business.

  • 0285: Sales Driven Agency: Helping Founders Become Predictable, Sustainable and Scalable
    by Mary2577 from Philippines

    Thank you so much and keep on doing more great show.

  • Easily One of My Favorites
    by ScottDGray from United States

    I recently discovered Expert Authority Effect. It’s quickly worked it’s way onto my list of must listen podcasts. The episodes are less than an hour and packed with great information from top-level entrepreneurs.

  • Priceless Content!
    by megan@podcastingyou from United States

    Mario does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship!

  • Very helpful
    by Luke and Susie from Australia

    As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.

  • Great Show
    by emj-js from United States

    Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!

  • Smart Ways to Gift
    by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!

  • Heart Centered Success
    by Macnjacs from United States

    Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!

  • Love this show!
    by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !

  • So much value!
    by Loose Seeds from United States

    The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!

  • Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!
    by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Great Podcast
    by 11Dreamer11 from United States

    Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.

  • Innovative
    by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!

  • Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!
    by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States

    Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!

  • An Expert on Experts!
    by Powerful Eric from United States

    Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!

  • Now I know
    by Margo Lovett from United States

    Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett

  • Keeping the Books
    by E-World from United States

    Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.

  • Excellent podcast
    by Atomickitten99 from United States

    I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.

  • Unique - Engaging - Bold
    by Paul D Johnson from United States

    As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.

  • Fun, insightful, and quality production
    by koltrass from United States

    Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!

  • Inspiring interviews to take the next step!
    by BillableWithBaby from United States

    Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!

  • Pure value, I love it
    by Jdoggg222 from United States

    Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!

  • Loved the Craig Handley Episode
    by MHillfan from United States

    Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›

  • Inspiring. Informative.
    by SunDevil from United States

    Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.

  • Game changer
    by TimLawson21 from United States

    This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!

  • If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!
    by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom

    Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!

  • Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!
    by Jbower1282 from United States

    Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.

  • Mario is a great host with great questions!
    by alexdesigns from United States

    Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.

  • A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!
    by Chiquita2727 from United States

    Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.

  • Great Show
    by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom

    Love the broad selection of topics for inner

  • Amazing inspirational stories
    by colas_18 from United Kingdom

    This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.

  • Fantastic
    by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States

    Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!

  • Top Learning
    by BLNT PPTT from Hungary

    Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!

  • Mario inspires!
    by Fatherof10yrold from United States

    These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!

  • Expert authority!
    by Tara Williams Phone from United States

    Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!

  • Great show!
    by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States

    Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.

  • A Podcasters Inspiration!
    by JamieKullman from United States

    Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!

  • Quality professionalism
    by VirtForce from United States

    I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.

  • How to conquer your limiting beliefs
    by Dave4syth from United States

    Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.

  • I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episode
    by AwesomeMontana from United States

    Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!

  • Great content!
    by Cory Lee Leadership from United States

    Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!

  • Fascinating interviews
    by Bill Ringle from United States

    Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Love It!
    by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India

    Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.

  • Boost my Amazon sales!
    by SurvivalDad from United States

    I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!

  • Great Podcast for Leaders
    by grice79 from United States

    So much great advice from great people. I especially liked the recent episode on upping your presentation game. Very helpful!!

  • Interesting and USEFUL
    by Banking On Music from United States

    I love being able to use the info provided by your interviewers to make my career more successful!

  • Love It!
    by LauraMore from United States

    I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!

  • Memorial Day
    by Dave4syth from United States

    I really enjoyed the Memorial Day episode. It was a sincere and heart felt tribute to our veterans.

  • Flawless interview style
    by GninraeL14 from United States

    Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!

  • Come here for value
    by Joshua User 202! from Canada

    Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!

  • Crisp and interesting interviews
    by Joel Goobich from United States

    As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting

  • If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.
    by Macstephen1 from United States

    Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.

  • New Subscriber here and on your YouTube Channel
    by Angela Brown Oberer from United States

    Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!

  • Very Professional & Engaging Show!
    by Mitche Graf from United States

    Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!

  • Great Content
    by Pilar S. from United States

    Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.

  • Great content!
    by @Mentally_Strong from United States

    I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.

  • Professional and Informative
    by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada

    Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.

  • Great Podcast
    by Amber Fuhriman from United States

    I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!

  • Great find!
    by Reed Stiles from United States

    Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.

  • Great show and great host!
    by Laurapowers44 from United States

    Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!

  • Walks the walk
    by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!

  • Honest and authentic
    by Deano3622 from United Kingdom

    Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!

  • Walks the walk
    by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to the this!

  • Great and insightful!
    by Karty12345 from Australia

    I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!

  • So much Value..!
    by Alex Dali Rizo from United States

    Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day

  • Inspirational Intentional Information
    by 10Kforte from United States

    This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.

  • Wow!
    by Tyscoaching from Australia

    Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!

  • Motivation on Tap
    by AnthonyPGarcia from United States

    Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!

  • Starting a Movement
    by JustMe2say from United States

    There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!

  • Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!
    by The Big Game Hunter from United States

    Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!

  • Mario Truly Care About His Guests
    by Podcast Junkies from United States

    Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.

  • Put your thinking cap on!
    by Sergeson from United States

    This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!

  • Relavant for anyone!
    by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Mario nails it!
    by Mickiezada from United States

    I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!

  • Mario is the real deal
    by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.

  • Listening On My Entrepreneurial Journey
    by FromLisa2 from United States

    I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.

  • A Gift
    by Lisa Vogt from United States

    Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!

  • This show is ON FIRE!
    by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States

    Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!

  • Entrepreneur Must Listen
    by HWoodwriter from United States

    If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.

  • What a show!!
    by CWLuecke from United States

    Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!

  • Loved it!
    by Seodrigo from United States

    This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!

  • Great listen
    by trinity3712 from United States

    Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b

  • Great Knowledge!
    by Jon Vroman FRD from United States

    Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!

  • Excellent show, very imformative!
    by Shaolin Soprano from United States

    Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!

  • Helpful Information!
    by The Medicare Nation from United States

    Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation

  • Love Mario’s Attitude
    by marisaimon from United States

    Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.

  • Lots of Great Info!
    by DarlajPowell from United States

    Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.

  • Great Content!
    by LanceJohnson_ from United States

    Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂

  • Important information!
    by Allmenow from United States

    Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!

  • Difference-Maker
    by Unlimited Beliefs from United States

    Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!

  • Excellent Information
    by Stallion golf from United States

    Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.

  • Motivating and valuable information
    by Calvin Javier from United States

    Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!

  • Good information
    by FIRE NATION! from United States

    Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better

  • Greatness
    by MiaSportFanatic from United States

    Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.

  • Listen to the experts - and thrive!
    by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States

    There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!

  • Show is amazing!
    by JohnnySwim32 from United States

    I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!

  • Great show!
    by Jefferson_79 from United States

    Great information for all businesses.

  • Good value!
    by Audrey purplele from United States

    Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.

  • Interesting Topic
    by Eric Oler from United States

    Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!

  • Helpful Advice from Experts
    by ichuck2 from United States

    Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.

  • What a great show!
    by Christopher List from United States

    Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Great!!!
    by tommye w-c from United States

    Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!

  • Fun & informative
    by Saoirse Sky from United States

    Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!

  • Great show!
    by CJThomas6 from United States

    Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!

  • Great podcast
    by Rosie81200 from United States

    Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.

  • Never Stop Learning!
    by Terri in Fairhope from United States

    Tune in to this great podcast and host! You're probably really good at what you do (top of your game...an Expert Authority), but there is always more to learn...streamline processes and gain more freedom in your life. It's not always about the bottom line. This one is worth a listen!

  • Amazing!
    by KatieBrooksIV from United States

    If you're looking for inspiration, tune in to listen to Mario and his top notch guests. I find that I am always much more motivated after listening to an episode of Expert Authority Effect!

  • Wonderful show!
    by @IV-Heather Tieben from United States

    Mario is a great host & puts on a wonderful show. The quality of his interview guests and entire production is impeccable, I couldn't recommend Expert Authority Effect more!

  • You Will Not Be Disappointed!
    by Composer 1853 from United States

    Mario does such a great job of engaging his guests from several different disciplines.

  • The hardest working man in Podcasting
    by EOFire.com from United States

    Mario brings the HEAT with real energy and FIRE...don't miss the meteoric rise of this show! ~ John Lee Dumas

  • Great interviews and guests!
    by Mel Good Karma from United States

    Thanks for hosting such great interview guests. Look forward to hearing more and kudos on so many a week and also videos!

  • Fantastic
    by Jason A. Duprat from United States

    Awesome podcast, going to be adding this one to my list. Interesting topics with great interviews, good sound quality.

  • Enjoying!
    by Slordan from United Kingdom

    Enjoy listening to Mario and how he opens up the conversations to ensure it’s as relevant to us as listeners!

  • Nice variety and interesting topics
    by emjgreen from United States

    Love the variety of topics presented here on this show. Looking forward to listening to more of Mario's show.

  • Super Mario
    by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    Mario is the real deal and BRINGS IT to his own podcast and everywhere he interacts in the world. If honesty and vulnerability bother you, please move on to the next podcast.

  • Great Content! Great Interviews!
    by No BS Mompreneur from United States

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[1:12] James’s journey

  • James had his first trumpet lesson when he was eight years old
  • James played the trumpet throughout high school
  • An Army recruiter called him and told him that the Army has bands
  • James joined the Army and the Army band
  • Since leaving the Military, James went into podcasting and blogging

[5:54] Musicians and entrepreneurs

  • There’s this tendency to have this standard of performance that defines professional
  • It’s someone who approaches their craft with virtue, humility,
  • You’re doing it for yourself. But you’re also doing it for others
  • It’s a fine balance between you want to be the absolute best that you can be

[9:51] What is the proper mindset

  • If you were to do this standard, if it’s the same, maybe you should be asking yourself if you should be doing it
  • It is settling
  • Always improve
  • Have a mindset of, “This is what I’m going to be doing five years.”

[14:53] Five years from now you’re going to think about that mistake that you made in April 2020 and say, “I’m thankful for that mistake.”

[16:49] What James realized about MusicPreneur

  • The business wasn’t built on a solid foundation
  • James saw mistakes that he made that caused that foundation to be weak
  • James took some time to think things through
  • James listened to his intuition
  • James found clarity on where his business is going

[16:49] Easy School of Hard Knocks podcast

  • It’s going to be an educational platform, teaching things, the basic things of business
  • Courses on how to be a good person, how to get along with others, co-workers, business,

[23:57] James’s success story

  • Having gone through failure, after failure, after failure
  • Still in the game
  • Didn’t quit

[24:53] James’s advice

  • Don’t take suffering as permission to be a victim
  • Success is doing what you were put on earth to do
  • Have that mission and vision for your life clarified
  • Do things irrespective of money, fame, or whatever

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Intro [0:00]

EA Interviews Episode 163. Inspiration, transformation, success stories, and the Imperfect Action Round seven days a week. Join Mario Fachini for today’s Expert Authority Effect Interview. 

Mario Fachini [0:13]

I’m excited to bring to you, author, speaker, host of Easy School of Hard Knocks podcast, veteran which I’m very thankful for, and professional musician, James Newcomb. He’s going to be sharing with you today right after I thank the sponsor. 

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Mario Fachini [0:48]

Here he is ladies and gentlemen, Mr. James Newcomb. James, how are you doing today? 

James Newcomb [0:53]

I’m well, Mario. Thank you for having me on your show. 

Mario Fachini [0:56]

I’m excited to hear your background as a professional musician and what got you to this point right now? I know you have a lot of great stuff you’ve done over the years, but what got you into musician-ry? 

James Newcomb [1:12]

Musician-ry? I started when I was eight. My dad gave me my first few lessons because he was a trumpet player in the Navy. And after his military time, he taught a little bit. And so that’s kind of was what he did. And when I was eight years old, I just decided I want to – I think my mom gave a challenge to do some New Year’s resolutions for my siblings and I. And I just said, “Well, my dad plays trumpet. I’m going to resolve or have a New Year’s resolution to play trumpet. So that was eight years old. And third grade and I was like the star, standout trumpet player throughout high school. And I knew that I didn’t want to go to college. And the Army recruiter called me up and asked me what I was interested in. And I said, “I’m in the band. That’s sort of what I do.” And he said, “Well, you know, the army has bands, we could maybe hook you up with that.” And long story short, I did that for four years. This is ’94 to ’98. And then ten years later, I had been out of the military for a while and I realized that music is more than just a hobby. It’s more than just something that I should do as an amateur. Just with some good coaching and with some good mentorship, I decided to make music – really go for it. And really become a top tier professional musician. And so I went back into the military in 2008 and did that for about eight years. And since leaving the military in 2015, I’ve been more into the podcasting and the blogging realm as far as what I do to make my bones. But like we were talking, Mario, before we hit record is like, I don’t play that much. But when I do play, it’s professional. Because I realized that even if you get paid to play an instrument, you can play unprofessionally. You can have an unprofessional mindset. And for me, it’s just a professional way of going about your business. It’s a way of thinking about if I’m going to play, I’m going to play at the very best that I can even if it’s once or twice a year. 

Mario Fachini [3:48]

Well, I appreciate that. And first off, thank you for your service. And you got me thinking when you said eight years old, because I started piano. I play piano, alto, and tenor sax. I was in the marching band and I love music also. And I’m thinking it was right about the same age, truthfully, it was fourth grade. I don’t know how old you are in fourth grade, but it was fourth grade. So eight, nine, ten-ish we’ll go with. And what you’re talking about with your mindset, it’s the same thing I apply to my show and business and life. Like you’re saying, when you’re doing it at the highest level, it’s a lot different than just going – you know, there’s people that, like you said, do play all the time and make money but are they professional? And then there’s other people that maybe you get paid for it, maybe you don’t, and they do it at the highest level. And there’s people that do it at the highest level and make millions doing it. And there’s people that – it’s no different from music, band, marching, podcasting, video, even book publishing. You know, when people come to me, I go, “What are you trying to do?” And you can write a run of the mill book or we can do it at the highest level for your business. So tell me more about what goes into your mindset that you’ve no doubt carried through with your show, with your book, when you’re speaking, with your company, you’ve learned from professional musician. 

James Newcomb [5:17]

Well, what I was talking about with being a professional musician, it’s very relative. Because musicians, often, especially classical musicians – and if I were to define myself as a musician, I would find myself as a classical musician who dabbles with other things like contemporary jazz, whatever. But I would define myself as a classical musician. And classical musicians have this horrible tendency to compare themselves with others. And anybody who’s an entrepreneur – 

Mario Fachini [5:51]

Do you think that’s exclusive for classical musicians? 

James Newcomb [5:54]

No. Of course, not. I think it’s just a little bit more pronounced with classical musicians. You have this – I think there’s this tendency to have this standard of performance that defines professional or defines a virtuoso. And a virtuoso isn’t someone who can play something exceptionally well – something very technically difficult, exceptionally well. That’s not a virtuoso. Also virtuoso is Italian for virtuous. It’s someone who approaches their craft with virtue, humility, having – you don’t have an ego. You do what you do for yourself. I mean, it’s your career, so you’re doing it for yourself. But you’re also doing it for others. You’ve been given a gift and you share that gift with others. And classical musicians, they’re just awful about, “Well, I don’t play at this certain level, so I’m not good enough.” Or, “I can’t do this like someone else does it at that level. So I’m inadequate.” And it’s a real issue. I mean, people really struggle with this. And they really have their identity tied in with how well they play their instrument, or how fast they can move their buttons, or how high they can play a note on the trumpet. And it’s kind of sad to see that. And I’ve been stuck in that mindset too. And I’ve just realized, when you go into a performance, it’s like, “This is what I can do. This is the best that I can do today, given the conditions that I have.” And it’s just that – I guess, it’s a fine balance between you want to be the absolute best that you can be. But sometimes the absolute best that you can be on that particular day isn’t maybe what you want. But no one cares. You know what I mean? No one is going to know that you screw up, unless you point it out to them, if you’re stupid enough to point it out to them. So it’s just, I think, the way I attribute it to business is like I’m no Mario Fachini when it comes to podcasting. Mario is like the gold standard when it comes to – look at him. He’s he’s got this beautiful suit and this awesome tie and studio. And it’s awesome. He’s always on the Facebook Groups just lighting it up with all of the value that he shares. 

Mario Fachini [8:50]

Well, and I appreciate that. But you know that the suit, the tie, that has nothing to do with podcasting.

James Newcomb [8:58]

Right. That’s true. pPodcasting is audio, but it’s the approach that you take to it. Your appearance tells us that you take it seriously. You don’t just show up – 

Mario Fachini [9:08]

Well, I do appreciate it. I was trying to make light of it and everything. But I think it’s very important what you’re sharing because – you know, and even hearing you say that, I appreciate it sincerely. But I’m also going, I just started this a year ago. You know what I mean? You know, I haven’t been doing it 10, 15, 20 years, but I have taken the 15, 20 years of business and incorporated it. 

James Newcomb [9:37]

But a year into it, this is the best that you can do. Right? It’s like, you’re not giving – 

Mario Fachini [9:46]

Mostly. I have a few things up my sleeve that I have to incorporate with. 

James Newcomb [9:51]

Yeah. Of course. Of course. There’s always snafus with stuff. So it’s not like you have this standard of perfection. And you’re going to – excuse me. It’s not like you’re going to get hard on yourself if you fall short of some sort of arbitrary standard of what excellence is. But you, here and we’re recording this in April of 2020. You’ve been doing this for a year. And this is the best that you can do in April. And if you were to do this, this standard in April of 2021, if it’s the same, well, maybe you should be asking yourself if you should be doing it. Because if you’re not improving, if you’re not getting better, then that’s an unprofessional mindset. And I think if I were to pinpoint an unprofessional mindset, whether it be a musician or a podcaster, or any type of entrepreneur, it’s just settling. You say, “Okay. This is the best that I can do. And there’s really no reason for me to improve.” That’s an unprofessional mindset. And people who – musicians who play at extremely high levels have that mindset. 

Mario Fachini [11:09]

I’m here I’ve made it. I’m done. 

James Newcomb [11:11]

There’s no reason for me to improve. 

Mario Fachini [11:14]

I like that. So that is a great Expert Authority insight. Always be growing and learning. 

James Newcomb [11:21]

Uh-huh. Right. 

Mario Fachini [11:23]

That’s what I’m hearing. And I’m smiling. I was going to say I’m smiling to myself, but I’m not because it’s visible. But when I started, I mapped out the five stages I wanted to take the show through. And I was just – every time I did like, 10, 20 more episodes, it’s like, “Why am I not there yet? Why am I not there yet?” And it was like, “Relax.” You started four weeks ago. You have a few years to incorporate things. You don’t need to – you know, that’s the part of your mind mindset was I want to ask you, what are some things people can do to go, “Hey, I want I want to move forward. I am ambitious. I do play at the highest level I do – ” whether that’s in porn or business, how do you not beat yourself up? Because even when you said, “Well, this is the best you can do.” And I’m thinking, “It’s close.” But it’s not. I’m still striving. How do you walk that thin line and just know that fine – whatever fine line or thin line. How do you go forward with it without losing your mind driving everyone nuts but also making progress? 

James Newcomb [12:32]

Well, you hit on something just a few moments ago when you said you’re talking about you’re frustrated with your progress at such and such a point. But then you say, “Wait. I’ve only been doing this for four weeks, for six weeks, or whatever. I still have a few years to work this out.” And that, I think, is what’s missing with a lot of entrepreneurs. I’m sorry you have to edit these out because – I’m sorry. It’s, like, the first thing in the morning and I’m just – 

Mario Fachini [13:10]

You can apologize to Stephen Neck. I appreciate them. 

James Newcomb [13:14]

Yeah.  I edit podcasts too so I know the – 

Mario Fachini [13:16]

Oh, I will be doing the audio though. So no – 

James Newcomb [13:18]

Oh, you’re doing the audio. So sorry, Mario. 

Mario Fachini [13:21]

I do the audio. I’ll just silence it out. No big deal. Steven Neck leave this in, this is funny. 

James Newcomb [13:27]

But that that mindset of “I’m going to be doing this a year from now.” This is what I’m going to be doing five years from now. I see that missing so much from new podcasters or new entrepreneurs. They have this mindset of, “I’ve been doing this for seven days. Why am I not making my living doing this? Why is this not paying the bills?” And they don’t have the mindset of, “This is what I’m going to be doing five years.” You don’t hear that. That’s almost unheard of in modern business. “Five years from now? That’s, like, an eternity in this day and age.” But if you don’t have that mindset of, “This is what I’m going to be doing for five years.” You’re not going to lay a foundation for success. And like the things that you’re talking about, the failures or the falling short of your standards, that’s all part of the process of setting a foundation. Because we build on our failures, right? We learn from our mistakes. 

Mario Fachini [14:38]

I still don’t like them though. They’re not efficient. They screw up the ratios in the numbers. But yeah. 

James Newcomb [14:46]

But it’s all part of your overall success. It’s all part of the big picture. 

Mario Fachini [14:52]

I know. 

James Newcomb [14:53]

Five years from now – no. Mario, five years from now you’re going to think about that mistake that you made in April 2020 and say, “I’m thankful for that mistake. I’m grateful that I fell on my face, because I made that boneheaded move. Because I learned something from it. And the pain that I felt from that mistake caused me to not make it again. And it caused me to make a better decision in the future.” So, successes, failures, it’s all relative to what you really define success. 

Mario Fachini [15:33]

All right. I got to ask because I know someone’s thinking it. What should the recovery period time be? You screwed up. Everything went to heck in a hand basket, and you need to recover now. Should you take a year to do it, a couple years, should you do it fast? Do you think there is even a “I’m taking too long and procrastinating” versus “Hey, give yourself some breathing room.” I tell people all the time, “Enjoy the journey.” But that doesn’t mean take a journey for a decade. But conversely, maybe you need more than a few days or a week. Do you have any arbitrary timeframe at all? Because I know there isn’t one. But what’s the point of too long versus too short? 

James Newcomb [16:19]

I have just come out of a scenario of what you’re just describing. I just – 

Mario Fachini [16:26]

Oh, good. 

James Newcomb [16:27]

Two years ago, I separated from my wife of – at that time – it was 12 years we had been married. And we had been on the brink for a while so it wasn’t any surprise that it didn’t make it. But – 

Mario Fachini [16:42]

I wasn’t excited about that. I’m sorry to hear that. Truly, I thought it was something business related. Sorry to hear. 

James Newcomb [16:49]

Well, it is business related because at the time I had another podcast called MusicPreneur. When I sat down with John Lee Dumas himself and I just paid him for a day of his time. And we just came up, we hashed out this podcast, this business called MusicPreneur. And I just devoted my heart and my soul, blood, sweat, and tears into this podcast in hopes that it would become a business based around this podcast. It’s kind of like what happened with Entrepreneur on Fire. And so that’s what I did. And then the divorce happened. And it caused me to – first of all, my life was completely upheaval. And the business, it didn’t make it. Because quite frankly the business wasn’t built on a solid foundation, like we’ve already talked about. And in hindsight, I can see some of the mistakes that I made that caused that foundation to be weak. And that’s why the business ultimately failed when my life – my personal life went through that upheaval. So that’s an example of you fall on your face, and you learn from it, and you get back up, and then you don’t make those mistakes anymore. But after the separation and we have to – the State of Virginia makes us wait an entire year. I don’t know why they do that. But if you know that you don’t want to be married to this person anymore, you should be able to – I’m not going to get into that. But we have this timeframe where we have to wait until the divorce is finalized. And during this time, I was thinking, “Okay. I’m going to get the MusicPreneur podcast back up.” And I thought, “Okay. I’m going through this but I’m just going to fight through it.” That’s what I was thinking. But then I just thought, “I think I just need to take some time. I need to take some time off. Like, this is a major, major cataclysmic event in my life.” And there’s nothing wrong with taking a moment to just be quiet, just be still. And I lived on the beach in Virginia Beach. And I walked on the beach two or three times a day, which was great. And I just took some time. And I even interviewed you, Mario, for a podcast that I was trying to launch about a year ago. And every time I tried to do it, that still small voice inside me just said, “Stop. Just wait. You’re moving too fast, James.” So I waited. I just listened to that intuition inside of me, that has become more attuned and more clarified with age. And now here we are in April of 2020. And now, almost two years later, I have clarity on where I should be going with my business. And you mentioned the Easy School of Hard Knocks, that’s the name of my business. It’s a podcast. It’s eventually going to be an educational platform, teaching things, the basic things of business. We have courses on Slack, Trello, Zapier, little things like that. But there’s also going to be courses on how to be a good person, how to get along with others, co-workers, business, whatever. A lot of that has to be hashed out. But if I didn’t wait, if I had just tried to power through and make that MusicPreneur business work, maybe it would have worked but I would have been injured. And I just needed that time to process my emotions and just get through the muck. And now that I’m through it, at least I’m more through it than I was two years ago. Things clarify with time. And there is no set time. I think you just know when it’s time to move. Something inside of me just said, “It’s time to stop.” And then something inside of me said, “It’s time to go. You got to get going, James.” 

Mario Fachini [21:34]

Well, I’m glad you had that realization. I’ve had that a couple times in my life. And I think when people just stop inundating themselves with messages and signals, and this, that, the other thing, and just listen. We’re pretty smart. We can figure out stuff on our own. I think people just don’t calm down long enough to go, “Give your brain a chance to let it do its thing.” It’s one of my favorite things to do. You get a good idea today, let’s think about it. Give it a 24 or 48 hour window, see what comes to you when you’re cooking, in the shower, getting the mail. Just doing nothing at all and you’ll get the answer. 

James Newcomb [22:14]

Yeah. I first had the idea for the Easy School of Hard Knocks came to my mind while I was walking on the beach about a-year-and-a-half ago. And I was just thinking like, “Man, building a podcast is about the hardest thing you’ll ever do in your life. But doing a podcast is so easy.” It’s not difficult to make a podcast. Once you learn the basics of it, it’s not difficult. It’s not rocket surgery. But actually making a business out of it and being successful at it is really difficult. So I just kind of put the easy and then the School of Hard Knocks together. It was a catchy little business name. But that was a-year-and-a-half ago. And now 18 months later, I’m going with it full speed ahead. So I had the idea but it took a long, long time to where I was in a state of mind where I was ready to move forward with it. 

Mario Fachini [23:09]

Well, I’m glad you are because I know you have so much value, even beyond what you’ve shared already. And I think it’s great that you talked about that time to heal, because there’s this quote by someone smarter than me. And it’s something, if you don’t heal the wound, you’ll always bleed on the people who didn’t cut you. 

James Newcomb [23:28]

That’s a good one. Wow. 

Mario Fachini [23:31]

And that, I can apply to a lot of stuff, I’m sure as other people can, and you can. And I was just like, “Wow. That isn’t profound.” So let me ask you this before we go to the Imperfect Action Round. What would you say is your biggest success story that despite all of this, because of your mindset for professionalism, what would you say is one of your biggest success stories? 

James Newcomb [23:57]

I think my biggest success story is just having gone through failure, after failure, after failure. And I’m still in the game. I just didn’t quit. I’m not trying to brag here. I don’t mean to come off as arrogant. But a lot of people – 

Mario Fachini [24:17]

You could talk for about ten minutes straight with all you’ve done and it wouldn’t come off that way. 

James Newcomb [24:23]

Thank you. But what I’m saying is that, there are many people who would go through what I’ve been through, and they would give up. And I don’t mean that to be arrogant. But I’ve seen some things, and I’ve been around the block a couple of times, and I have suffered. But I don’t take that suffering as some sort of permission to – 

Mario Fachini [24:51]

Be a victim. 

James Newcomb [24:53]

– be a victim or think that I’m entitled to anything. I just failed. I realized how I contributed to the failure. And I just got back up. And I said, I’m going to succeed. And success is not – for me, is not tied to a certain number of downloads from my podcast or it’s not a certain number of amount of money that I make. That’s not success. Success for me is just doing what I believe I was put on the earth to do. Having that mission, that vision for your life clarified and doing it irrespective of money, or fame, or whatever. 

Mario Fachini [25:35]

I’m glad you are. I’m glad you are. 

James Newcomb [25:36]

Thanks, man. I’m glad to be here. 

Mario Fachini [25:38]

Have one more for you and it’s a fun one. We’re going to spin the Wheel of Whatever here. Everyone thinks I’m joking about that. That thing’s real. 

James Newcomb [25:49]

Oh, yeah, let me see it. Where’s it? 

Mario Fachini [25:53]

Where’s it? 

James Newcomb [25:54]

You must have misplaced it. 

Mario Fachini [25:56]

It’s in the box. It’s in the box. I’ll make sure you see it. I got to paint that. Who is someone you’d really love to have dinner with that you haven’t been able to yet? 

James Newcomb [26:09]

I was about to say my wife, but we have dinner together every night. Man, I have no idea. I would say –

Mario Fachini [26:27]

I mean, I thought this would be an easy one. But if you want a conspiracy theory one, we can jump there instead. 

James Newcomb [26:33]


Mario Fachini [26:36]

I kind of wanted to know about the dinner one. But – 

James Newcomb [26:39]

Let’s go back to that one. 

Mario Fachini [26:42]

Okay. Do you have someone like an entrepreneur? I mean, it could really be anyone. But okay, let me rephrase. Bill Gates or Warren Buffett and why? 

James Newcomb [26:52]

Warren Buffett. 

Mario Fachini [26:53]


James Newcomb [26:56]

With all due respect to Bill Gates, Warren Buffett has been in the trenches. And he just comes across to me as a little more seasoned, a little more wise. Bill Gates, I think came across his riches a little quicker than Warren Buffett. 

Mario Fachini [27:14]

Okay, that’s fair. Nice. All right. We’re going to thank our sponsor and come back for the Imperfect Action Round. 

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Mario Fachini [28:37]

And we are back with the Imperfect Action Round. James, are you ready to take imperfect action? 

James Newcomb [28:42]

Of course I am. I’m always ready to take imperfect action. 

Mario Fachini [28:46]

I feel the same way. First question I have for you, what is the fastest path to the cash? 

James Newcomb [28:56]

Here, you go down the road that is by Tower C, you take a right and then there’s Vietcombank right there. 

Mario Fachini [29:06]

No kidding. 

James Newcomb [29:06]

The fastest way I know. 

Mario Fachini [29:10]

Don’t tell me that. No, I’m not going to say that. No, I will. Bank robber movies, if you’re implying to rob the bank – 

James Newcomb [29:20]

You asked the fastest way. 

Mario Fachini [29:22]

Okay. That’s fair. There’s a good one I just saw this week. Number two, what is the biggest problem you see your prospects make and the fastest way they can fix it? 

James Newcomb [29:43]

I think going back to that mindset of if you’re doing this, you’re going to be doing it five years from now. Play the long game. Don’t think that you’re going to get – you’re going to have all your dreams come true in the first three months. 

Mario Fachini [30:00]

What about four? 

James Newcomb [30:02]

Yeah. What about four? But just have this attitude of this is what you’re doing. It’s a process of learning, and growing, and stick it out. Be committed to doing it three to five years from now. 

Mario Fachini [30:21]

I love that. Great Expert Authority insight. Number three, what is the best way to maximize customer lifetime value? 

James Newcomb [30:30]

Customer service. Be nice to people. Answer the phone within the second ring. Actually have a phone number that people can call and talk to a real person, which is kind of a novelty in modern business. But it turns out people do like to talk to people rather than just fill out a form on your website. So something to think about. 

Mario Fachini [30:55]

That is very true. And you’re making me think of when I got, I think it was a Blackberry or something, he’s like, “You can satellite, uplink. It does video stuff. You can go on the interwebs and blah, blah, blah.” Like ten minutes later I go, “Oh, my gosh. This thing is so cool. Yeah, the latest and greatest.” And I’m like, “Will it make a call?” 

James Newcomb [31:14]


Mario Fachini [31:16]

And he just started cracking up it’s like, “It’s a phone.” I’m glad it does all the other stuff but can I call clients? All right. Business book, which couple business books could you recommend for  Expert Authority World? 

James Newcomb [31:31]

Principles by Ray Dalio and Conscious Capitalism By John Mackey. [Unintelligible] [00:31:39] ]. 

Mario Fachini [31:43]

Nice. Well, James, I do appreciate it. You have shared a lot of Expert Authority insights and always love learning from you. Where would you like people to learn more? 

James Newcomb [31:54]

EasySchoolOfHardKnocks.com. And if I can give a shameless plug for a project I’m working on that I think people listening to this will be interested in.

Mario Fachini [32:03]


James Newcomb [32:03]

It was on the forum. I’m glad you have one. Well, three years ago, this was kind of a passion project that I did. I interviewed musicians, about 95 percent trumpet players, because I had a trumpet podcast at the time. And I basically took Entrepreneur on Fire. If you’re familiar with that podcast and the old format of asking a set of questions to each guest, I basically customized it and made it for musicians. So I asked each musician – these are all world class performers. Better performers than I’ll ever be. And I’m asking them, what was your worst performance moment? Can you give a piece of what’s the best performing advice you’ve ever received? Five minutes before you go on the stage for a big performance, what are you doing? So I asked every single person these question. And I’ve taken the top 21 from the 50 that I did. And by the time that this interview goes live, it’ll be well past the date of completion. But I’m just putting the finishing touches on it. And although it is musicians, don’t think that you have to be a musician to appreciate it. It’s about performing at a high level, whether in business, public speaking, talking with clients, whatever. I think that it’s applicable to anybody. And I’m titling it, High Performance Master Classes. So it’s 21 virtuoso musicians giving their take on performing at a very, very high level. And just go to EasySchoolOfHardKnocks.com and you’ll see the link too. It’s free. So it was a free podcast then and it’s free for anyone who downloads it now. Just go there, EasySchoolOfHardKnocks.com. It will be right there. And I’ve got other goodies that I’ve got prepared for people who visit my site as well. 

Mario Fachini [34:13]

Excellent. Well, thank you for making that available. It sounds very intriguing. And I do want to check it out myself. 

James Newcomb [34:21]

Right on. 

Mario Fachini [34:22]

Well, James, I appreciate everything. You’re awesome. And I’m so glad we could get your value that I’ve known for some time now to Expert Authority World. So thank you again. 

James Newcomb [34:34]

Thanks, man. And I appreciate what you’re doing. You’re like the shining light on the Facebook Groups where you and I kind of cohabitate. And it’s just you’re always giving so much value. The level of detail that you share with just the most – it seems like the most basic of questions. And Mario is always just giving extremely detailed answers. Sometimes I’m like, “Dude, do you really have to go that in depth with your question?” He’s just asking if you like blue or brown on his logo. But I just love just the care that you put into it. And I really appreciate it. And what can I say, it’s a pleasure to know you, man. 

Mario Fachini [35:19]

Well, the pleasure is mine. And I appreciate that, not only for the compliments but for the laugh. And it depends on the context. I think that’s the number one thing you’re talking about customer service and all that. Most people are looking for an A,B answer. And when it comes to growing your business, it’s like, you know, what microphone should I get? [Unintelligible] [00:35:41]. Well, again, where do you want to be five years from now? Are you doing a one time fix this week? Or is this something you see yourself doing? It makes a big difference on the answer I’m going to give you. 

James Newcomb [35:53]

You’re right. You’re right. 

Mario Fachini [35:55]

So I’d say blue. Brown is pretty much disgusting looking all the time. Unless it’s teak on a boat that’s navy. But thank you again, James. Expert Authority World, we have another great episode today. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Have a great day and God bless. 

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