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Ep. 86 Alan Zimmerman - Leadership, Communication, Attitude Expert

What is success to you? It's different for everyone and Dr. Alan Zimmerman has written an amazing book to help you find yours.


Alan Zimmerman asks you 3 important questions- What are you good at? What excites you? What difference do you want to make? Those answers can help you reach your own success and happiness payoff. Here's a little to know about Alan:


- He just published 800th article/edition of his weekly Internet newsletter, "Dr Zimmerman's Tuesday Tip," with over 100,000 subscribers     


- Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for only a handful of people in last 30 years, including Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell     


- He offers an intensive Boot Camp, the "Journey to the Extraordinary"     


- His formula for success?: Purpose + Passion + Process = Payoff     


Here's more of what you will hear on the podcast today:


- His latest book "The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work" hit #1 on Amazon     


- Living a life of real work-life balance where the most important things get the top priority     


- Your attitude is a better indicator of your success than anything else.     


Here's what you can get, all from his website :


- Free subscription to his weekly newsletter, "Dr. Zimmerman's Tuesday Tip"     


- Free articles     


- His latest book "The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work"     


- His other books including "Pivot- How one turn in attitude can lead to success"     


Get in touch with Alan Zimmerman-



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Ep. 79 I Think Strickland Has Got This Business Thing Down. NOT!

Strickland is the solo Nice Guy today talking about the fastest road to learning and growing your business.


Doug is dead. He picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. Seriously though, Doug is in Kansas City doing a speaking gig, but he forgot to bring a mic so he's dead to me and I'm going it alone. 




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E-Mail me at Tell me:

-What do you want more of.    

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-What kind of alcohol do you want- Beer, wine or liquor.

-Address so I can send it to you.    

-Optional: New show idea, or if you want to be interviewed by the Nice Guys.    


I'm ready to break the law for you. If you're under age, then I'm ready to break even MORE laws for you, our listeners. That’s how much I love you guys.


Signature advice- ABC- Always Be Closing, that's important, but it's also Important to Always Be Learning.


Don't ever be "The smartest guy in the room." Great ideas can come from anywhere. (WWE CO Vince McMahon weekly meeting)


Read lots of books- There's always something to learn, even if you don't agree with every concept. Don't like to read? Then listen, there are great audiobook versions


Listen to Podcasts- You're doing great listening right now!


Mastermind groups- They are all over, find one. Find two.


Take your competition out to lunch- They can be a wealth of valuable information.


Talk to your customers- They can teach you lots.


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Ep. 71 5 Key Time Management Tips for Successful People

The Nice Guys on Business

71: Five Key Time Management Tips

Released: Oct 9, 2015

You spoke and the Nice Guys are listening. Our original "Time Management" episode was our most popular ever, so we are offering more! Five key time management tips today.

Do you want a free copy of Doug's book "Nice guys finish first"? - Email an E-mail "I want the audio book!" Only available to the first 500 people who E-Mail in (Doug's feeling very generous)

Tech Talk- is an amazing tool to find images to enhance any blog, podcast or presentation you are putting together.

Signature advice- 5 key wins to Time Management:

Spend the first 15 minutes of your day planning your day
Turn off your notifications

Do you have a minute? Schedule those minutes

Schedule "You" time every day.

Stay engaged in the present moment

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Ep. 68 How to start, promote and build a podcast with Yann Ilunga

Yann's company and podcast is 360 Entrepreneur and he offers great advice on growing your podcast, how to get interviews with great guests, and social media networking.


Here's a little more about Yann:

Reach out to Yann on his website 

  • He launched a podcast that has ranked #1 in many different categories of iTunes' "New & Noteworthy"
  • Has written articles that have been featured on large websites like Foundr Magazine and Hypebot, among others
  • He has established himself as a rising star in the podcasting niche
  • Has over 100,000 downloads after only 5 months doing his podcast
  • He has interviewed big names like John Lee Dumas, Hal Elrod and Pat Flynn
  •  He has a really cool accent.

Here's a few things we learned from him:

  • Love what you do
  • Don't compare yourself to anyone else. Don’t get discouraged if you don't have as many downloads as someone else.
  • Create relationships first.
  • Yann loves to "Twitter flirt" to connect with others
  • He's always looking for new tools to help podcasters grow their business

 "Dream big, do bigger"

Get in touch with Yann:

Subscribe to his 360 Entrepreneur Podcast-

Some of his recommended tools:


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Ep. 67 You don't wanna miss our EPIC expert packed lineup

Today we want to make sure you didn't miss anything good, so we're recapping our last few interviews, and previewing the next few.

Here's where you can hear all of them:

Or if you are looking for direct links to specific episodes

Micha Mikailian

Croft Edwards

Danielle Couick

Dave Sandler

Stacey Sherman

Our upcoming shows will have some really interesting people:

Tim Fargo:

Nathan Ellering:

Tammy Tillson:

Roy Assad- Human Capital Group:

Yan Ilunga- Podcaster and Marketing Expert-

Sir John Hargrave- Mindhacking professional-

Sponsor- Great content creation and organization software.

Shoutouts to our listeners-

The English Sisters

Simon Dunant from PodcastPowerMarketing.Com

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Ep. 60 "Detour" Dave Sandler's amazing near death story

Dave Sandler is a DJ, author, pilot, survivor, speaker, and Baltimore traffic slave for almost 30 years. Hear his whole story on today's interview with The Nice Guys.

5 years ago, Dave Sandler died of a heart attack on a softball field. "Detour Dave" is an icon in radio with almost 30 years doing traffic on 2 of Baltimore's most popular stations, and fortunately for him, there were 2 doctors at that softball game who helped him back to life. Here's more that you can hear about Dave in today's interview:

• He has been DJ'ing private events for over 20 years

• He had been in broadcast radio doing traffic for almost 30 years

• His heart attack has given him a new lease on life, he is now a motivational speaker with the message to be aware of what's happening with you and around you.

• He has expanded his business to include aerial photography

And a few things to learn from him:

• Anything is possible if you want it bad enough

• Don't ever quit on your dreams

• Use your support group and lean on them hard

• Don't do anything in your life that you won't derive pleasure from

• You are stronger than you think

Contact Dave at

Pre-release of book available at

Book publishing November 215, 2015-Taking a Detour (Life lessons from a near death experience and the long road back)-

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Ep. 59 The best way to learn BEFORE you make mistakes in business

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Tech Talk- Vimeo and YouTube are both for more than just cute cat videos, they are a great tool for showing off videos of your goods or services and getting the word out to your potential customers.

Signature Advice- Everything (almost) that you need to learn in business has been done before, so why waste your own time and money trying to figure it out on your own? This is the advantage of business advice books, and if you're not reading 1-2 a month, you should be. Here are some of our favorites:

Strick's Favorites:

Tim Ferris- The Four Hour Work Week

Jim Collins- Good to Great or Built to last

Doug's Favorites:

Ken Blanchard- One Minute Manager

Spenser Johnson- Who moved my cheese

Bob Berg/John Mahon- The Go Giver

Of course, both of us love:

Doug Sandler- Nice Guys Finish First

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Ep. 55 Five Rules to Live Your Life By

These 5 rules will help you in your business and in your lfe. Announcements and Tech Talk to from The Nice Guys Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner

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Tech Talk- Google does it all, and mostly for free. If you’re not using at least 3 of the following- Gmail, Google Maps, Docs, Sheets, Drive, News, Chat, Hangouts, you are missing out on some of the best, most flexible and most connected aps on the market today.

5 Rules for living a life of Happiness

1. Don't take like so seriously.

2. Define for yourself what success means.

3. You have an unlimited number of do-overs.

4. Worry less about what "they" think.

5. Play by your own rules.

If you're in Europe, reach out to Doug @DJDoug, he's there on his honeymoon right now.

Sponsor- Jolles and Associates- Rob Jolles is an amazing writing and speaking coach, business strategist, and his new book "How to Change Minds" is excellent.

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Ep. 50 With a Name Like Chongchua, She's Gotta Be Awesome

Phoebe has a great story to tell- She is a "Brand Journalist" who excels at getting the story of your product and company out to the public. Here's a little more you will hear about her during the podcast:

• Named one of the Top 50 Podcasters to follow for PR, Marketing & Social Media

• She created an online TV station PCIN.TV that helps people and brands connect

• She is all about creating experiences and telling a great story

• Know your audience and mold your message to reach them specifically

• There's no such thing as an "overnight success", it takes work. 

• Listen to everyone's advice, but only follow what feels right to you. 

• If you are not giving your audience quality content, you have missed the mark.

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Contact Pheobe- - 858-259-3646

The Brand Journalism Advantage

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Ep. 48 Shep Hyken, Customer Service Expert and Best Selling NY Times Author

To call Shep Hyken a professional speaker is like calling Batman a guy who's good with gadgets. Shep is a legend, and Doug interviews him today. When it comes to an amazing customer service experience, we learned so much of what we know today from him. Here's more about Shep, and what you will hear on the show today:

• President of the National Speakers Association

• New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 5 books 

• He has spoken for Disney, AT&T, SAP, Lexus, American Express and Merrill Lynch among many others

Here's what you'll hear from Shep on the show today:

• Customer service is not a department, it a philosophy. 

• The culture of your company is critical. 

• Whatever happens on the inside of a company is felt on the outside.

• You can't be successful by accident, have a plan.

• Don't let your business define you, define your business based around the lifestyle you want.

• Set your goals and put a timeline on them. One of Shep's goals is to play golf on his 100th birthday. 

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Contact Shep Hyken:

Phone: 314-692-2200

Twitter- @Hyken

Shep's Virtual Training Course- Hyken Virtual Training

Get Shep's books- Get Shep's books here

Read Shep's Blog- Read Shep's blog

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Ep. 42 Building A Successful Professional Practice. Dr. Deb Block Interview

Today The Nice Guys talk to Chiropracter Dr. Deb Block, a woman entrepreneur succeeding in a male dominated industry. Deb may be a doctor, but her entrepreneurial story is fascinating, and she tells Doug all about how her "Nice Girl" philosophy has helped her grow. Here's a little more about her and what you'll hear on the podcast:

• Practicing since 2001, she started her own practice in 2008 

• She recently enlarged her office from 1200 sq ft to 3000 sq ft.

• Her practice includes Massage, Acupuncture, and Esthetics.

• Her philosophy has always been "Treat people the way you would want to be treated"

• She hopes to expand to include Nutrition and Personal Training as a focus and have educational classes on health as well as exercise, stress reduction, and meditation classes

Mention The Nice Guys and get a free hydro massage, free consultation, and 20% off a massage, what a deal!

Please visit our very cool sponsor- and use Promo code "niceguys10" to get $10.00 off of any sticker order.

Visit Deb at the Block Chiropractic & Rehab Center:


3919 National Drive

Suite 110

Burtonsville, MD 20866

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Ep. 22 The Cure for Excusitis

Get away from The Monday blues, humpday happiness, stinkin’ thinkin’ and negative Nancy behavior. Stop letting excusitis lead your life. The following regimen of eight steps will help you build the proper antibodies required to ward off this horrible condition:

  1. TAKE ACTION, FAST AND FURIOUS- Your best bet to keep Excusitis out of your life is to take action.

  2. DON’T FEAR THE REAPER- Failure is a part of life. Stop fearing failure and embrace the lessons you learn from it.

  3. DON’T ASK JEEVES- Asking the opinion of everyone around you will get you exactly where they are, nowhere.

  4. CHEERLEADERS HAVE GREAT ASSETS- Look for the cheerleaders in your life, they are everywhere.

  5. BE PASSIONATE LIKE ROMEO- When you are passionate about something, nothing can stand in your way.

  6. BE PRESENT OR SOMEONE MIGHT INFECT YOU- Keep your head in the game and pay attention to what is going on around you.

  7. BE YOUR OWN CUPID AND LOVE UP- Along the way, it’s important that you reward yourself for some of the amazing accomplishments you have achieved.

  8. QUIT TALKING TRASH- I can’t stress enough how important it is to speak well of yourself and to yourself.

What to say when you talk to Yourself-


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