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The weekly podcast with serial entrepreneur, Dave M. Lukas, devoted to giving you incredibly useful and unique insight from the world's top entrepreneurs with a focus on their non-traditional methods for achieving success, their Misfit side. Misfit was created to give YOU the breakthrough entrepreneurship strategies and actionable advice to accelerate your success! The show's open format and Misfit 3 concept, combined with Dave's intuitive and engaging interview style quickly uncover each guest's key tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can start using in their lives right now. Learn more about the show at www.misfitentrepreneur.com and become a member of Misfit Nation by signing up for the Misfit Minute, the FREE weekly email with specific resources from the week's "Misfit 3," and actionable tips and items from the world of Misfit Entrepreneurs. It is delivered every Friday to your inbox!
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The weekly podcast with serial entrepreneur, Dave M. Lukas, devoted to giving you incredibly useful and unique insight from the world's top entrepreneurs with a focus on their non-traditional methods for achieving success, their Misfit side. Misfit was created to give YOU the best, actionable advice to accelerate your success!

The show's open format and Misfit 3 concept, combined with Dave's intuitive and engaging interview style quickly uncovers each guest's key tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can start using in their lives right now.

Learn more about the show at www.misfitentrepreneur.com and become a member of Misfit Nation by signing up for the Misfit Minute, the FREE weekly email with specific resources from the week's "Misfit 3," and actionable tips and items from the world of Misfit Entrepreneurs. It is delivered every Friday to your inbox!

Feb 21, 2024

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneurs are Jim Sherman and Catalina Daniels. Jim and Catalina, studied entrepreneurship as classmates at Harvard Business School. Years later, after successfully founding and exiting several companies, and as angel investors in start-ups, they were surprised to realize that their experiences greatly differed from what they had been taught in school. Harvard provided a world-class education in the basics. But there was so much they learned the hard way—working in the trenches—that, looking back, they wished they’d known before starting up.

So, they decided to help entrepreneurs on their journey by giving them to real world wisdom and advice needed to succeed in their best-selling book, “Smart Startups.” In the book they interview 18 Harvard graduates and entrepreneurs about their experiences founding companies such as Blue Apron, Rent the Runway, Gilt, and AdoreMe, learning what they discovered along the way and what they wish they had known beforehand.

And because of their work and the way it has helped entrepreneurs, they have been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, Morning Brew, Entrepreneur Magazine just to name a few.

Jim and Catalina, alone have an incredible amount of wisdom and experience in entrepreneurship to share, but with everything they learned in writing this book, I think I’m going to be pressed for time in getting all of the incredible information out of them in just one episode

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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Feb 14, 2024

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Pete Reese. Pete is the President of Reelvest Properties, a land development and investment company. With nearly two decades of real estate experience as a broker and investor, Pete has successfully purchased and sold hundreds of pieces of real estate for a profit over the years for himself and on behalf of his clients. He did $3.5 Million in Revenue in 2022 with his land flipping and development business, and did over $10 Million in 2023.

When I learned about what Pete was doing, I had to have him on. He has found a niche in “land flipping.” It is a fascinating way to create income and earn a living that Pete has been teaching others to do for years. I wanted to have him on to explain the concept and how it works compared to other types of real estate investing.

Land Conquest Community: landconquest.com/

​Social Media: @partnerwithpete

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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Feb 7, 2024

Many years ago, I introduced a new format that alongside our regular episodes called “Lessons for Hannah.” Hannah is my daughter and one of the main inspirations for the Misfit Entrepreneur. I wanted to have a place where she could go and learn from her daddy and his Misfit friends throughout her life….even after I am gone. If you haven’t listened to the first episode of "Lessons for Hannah," I urge you to as it gives some more background and tells the amazing story of how Hannah came to be in our lives.

Lessons for Hannah are short, very useful, and sometimes comical lessons, that I want to share with you and give to Hannah to help in your lives. Because I want Hannah to have these for her life, I’m going to speak as though I am talking directly to her. These episodes are a lot of fun and if you think there is a lesson that we should include in these episodes, please don’t hesitate to send it over to us at support@misfitentrepreneur.com. We’d love to share it.

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com.

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Jan 31, 2024

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Cortney McDermott. Cortney went from a struggling temp secretary to a bestselling author, TEDxspeaker, and mind-body expert, with a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. Cortney's career includes being an executive at Vanity Fair, Vice President at Sustainability Partners Inc., and running her own businesses, with clients ranging from Google, to Universal Music Group, Nike, and Virgin Unite.
Her work in the field of self-development and business strategy has been featured in Inc., Women’s Health, SUCCESS, The Huffington Post, Fox News, and many other mainstream business and lifestyle media.

She is the author of two best-sellers including “Change Starts Within You: Unlock Confidence to Lead with Intuition” and “Give Yourself Permission: Be Confident. Be Happy. Be You”

I’m excited to go deep into all she has learned on her journey to help you maximize yourself in your life.

www.cortneymcdermott.com/

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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Jan 24, 2024

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Fred Cary. Fred is a Swiss army knife of entrepreneurship. He’s an internationally known entrepreneur, business thought leader, strategic consultant, attorney, and investment banker focused on building global companies from startup stage through exit and IPO or M&A.

He is the CEO of IdeaPros where he has overseen the development of over 250 startups in everything from finance to software, mobile technology to retail and more. At IdeaPros, Fred has created a unique model where they help fund and guide of the growth of businesses and take a minority stake in them.

I’m excited to talk with him about this model, but also his experience as an entrepreneur and how to succeed in your business.

Follow Fred on Instagram

www.ideapros.com/

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Jan 17, 2024

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Mark Shekter. Mark is a former internationally acclaimed producer, writer, and composer. Throughout his incredible career, he has collaborated with legendary figures including Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, Elton John, Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles. Mark’s talents have earned him prestigious accolades, including Emmys, New York Film Critics awards, and US Parents Choice Awards.

But, with all that success, he found a bigger calling and left to fulfill his mission of helping people and businesses learn to innovate and tap into their creativity through his firm, Think8. Mark has pioneered an entirely new system of creative thinking to empower companies, entrepreneurs and organizations to succeed beyond their expectations.

He has trained thousands globally, and helped created billions for his clients, And his latest book, titled "Think8: 8 Steps to Ignite Your Creative Genius in Business, Career, & Life” is sharing his philosophy and system – and I’m excited to dig into it with him in this episode.

think8globalinstitute.com/

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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Jan 10, 2024

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Robb Reinhold. Robb is the founder of Maverick Trading, a unique firm that provides capital to traders to help them succeed essentially staking them.

Robb has been trading the markets since 1997 and has devoted the last 15 years to the intricate fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavior modification. He knows what it takes to succeed in one of the toughest games in the world.

Many of you know that I have owned a trading education business, 12 Minute Trading for almost 20 years and there is no doubt learning how to be a disciplined trader in the markets has helped me as an entrepreneur. And it all begins between your ears. I’ve asked Robb on today, not just to talk about building his trading business, but to share the lessons learned from trading that translate directly to entrepreneurial success.

www.MaverickTrading.com

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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Jan 3, 2024

Many years ago, I introduced a new format that alongside our regular episodes called “Lessons for Hannah.” Hannah is my daughter and one of the main inspirations for the Misfit Entrepreneur. I wanted to have a place where she could go and learn from her daddy and his Misfit friends throughout her life….even after I am gone. If you haven’t listened to the first episode of "Lessons for Hannah," I urge you to as it gives some more background and tells the amazing story of how Hannah came to be in our lives.

Lessons for Hannah are short, very useful, and sometimes comical lessons, that I want to share with you and give to Hannah to help in your lives. Because I want Hannah to have these for her life, I’m going to speak as though I am talking directly to her. These episodes are a lot of fun and if you think there is a lesson that we should include in these episodes, please don’t hesitate to send it over to us at support@misfitentrepreneur.com. We’d love to share it.

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com.

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Dec 27, 2023

Misfit Nation! Welcome to the Misfit Entrepreneur 2023 year in review where each year I attempt to boil down all of the incredible, useful information, strategies, and tips that our guests have given on the show into less than one hour for you…with a few surprises thrown in. Now, it’s impossible for me to go over every single best piece of advice and that is why I urge you to take some time and go through the Misfit Archives to see which episodes resonate most with you, but in doing this episode, my goal is to spur ideas – to give you a lightning strike that propels you down a path of action to better improve yourself, your life, and your business or career in 2024!


That’s why I do this show – to not only provide a treasure trove of some of the best information to succeed in life and business for my daughter, Hannah, for when she grows up, but to give you a place where you know you can come each and every week to get inspired and find real, tried and tested tips, secrets, and strategies to succeed in all areas of life, and to share different perspectives from some of the highest performing entrepreneurs in the world with you – their Misfit side. I truly believe that one great episode can change someone’s life and that’s what we set out to do each and every week.


I’m going to do something a little bit different this year. I decided that I would go through each episode and pick the top 3 most important lessons from each of our Misfit Entrepreneurs, so as I go through them today, I will list each one and then expand on them.


But, before I begin I want to tell you something. I want to say “Thank YOU.” Thank you for listening and watching. Thank you for your support of the show and thank you for sharing our message. Without you and the amazing feedback members of this audience give me every week, it would not be half of what it is. Because of you, this show has now reached over a million people in over 100+ countries. I am truly humbled and in awe at what we’ve done together and I am excited about having an even bigger impact with your help in 2024. So, from the bottom of my heart, Thank you, thank you, thank you!

To see the full show notes for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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Dec 20, 2023

This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Kevin Surace. Where to start with Kevin? He is a Silicon Valley innovator, serial entrepreneur, CEO, keynote speaker and futurist. He has been named INC Magazines’ Entrepreneur of the Year, a CNBC top Innovator of the Decade, Chair of Silicon Valley Forum, Planet Forward Innovator of the Year nominee, just to name a few.

If that is not enough, he holds 94 worldwide patents lead pioneering work on the first cellular data smart phone and has contributed immensely to the growth in AI.

Kevin’s experience in tech and AI spans decades and I asked him to come on and talk to us about what is coming in the future and how we can maximize our future success in an AI driven world.

www.KevinSurace.com

To see the full show notes and Misfit 3 for this episode, go to www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com

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