This Better Work Podcast
Ep. 6 - Entrepreneurial Success at Age 20 - with Samantha Shank of LearninColor.com

Ep. 6 - Entrepreneurial Success at Age 20 - with Samantha Shank of LearninColor.com

June 3, 2019

Samantha Shank started LearninColor.com at age 14 for the homeschooling world. Supplying parents and teachers with a wide range of learning materials, LearninColor.com continues to grow each year. Samantha graduated from college in 2.5 years at age 20 and without any debt. Now, she is competing in the 2019 Miss Indiana competition.

Samantha's story is one of positivity, determination, and deep faith. So often we interview successful entrepreneurs at the end of their success. This inspiring interview is with one at the moment where she is launching into her success. 

LINKS

Learn in Color's Facebook page

Connect with Samantha Shank on Twitter

 

Miss Indiana competition

The facts about homeschooling in America

 

About This Better Work 

YOUR HOST: Terry Linhart

The This Better Work Podcast website

Terry Linhart on Twitter

This show was recorded in studio space provided by Bethel University. To learn about Bethel's online degree programs, including a cybersecurity degree and their fast-growing online MBA, visit CheckOutBethel.com.

The voice of This Better Work is Dirk Rowley

Ep. 5 - The Life and Work of a Major League Pro Baseball Scout - with Deric McKamey of the St. Louis Cardinals

Ep. 5 - The Life and Work of a Major League Pro Baseball Scout - with Deric McKamey of the St. Louis Cardinals

May 19, 2019

Attend any baseball game, professional or amateur, and likely there's a scout in the stands with a stopwatch, clipboard, and maybe even a radar gun. The life and work of a scout seem easy, but it requires a lot of detail and diligence with reports, numbers, and analytics for the entire summer season.

In this episode, Terry catches up with his longtime friend, and former writing partner, Deric McKamey, at a local baseball game. This episode takes place in studio and behind home plate at Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana. 

About Deric McKamey

Deric McKamey got his start in baseball writing about minor league baseball players for Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster service for those playing fantasy baseball. His quality of work garnered the attention of Street & Smith's and Deric began writing their annual review of the minor leagues while also debuting the Minor League Analyst book for Shandler. His work there attracted the attention of Jeff Luhnow of the St. Louis Cardinals (now the GM of the Houston Astros) and soon Deric was serving as an advisor to a major league baseball team. 

Deric attended the MLB's annual scout school and Deric was asked to scout for the St. Louis Cardinals where he has continued to advance to become one of their main scouts, scouting the teams within their own division.

Deric is also a perfusionist and he and his wife Amy live in the Cincinnati area. 

Terry and Deric used to write for BaseballHQ.com

About This Better Work

YOUR HOST: Terry Linhart

The This Better Work Podcast website

Terry Linhart on Twitter

This show was recorded in studio space provided by Bethel University. To learn about Bethel's online degree programs, including one of the country's only Masters in Sport Administration (and compliance) degree and their fast-growing online MBA, visit CheckOutBethel.com.

Ep. 4 - The Airbnb Side Hustle - with Rachel Prince of Rentalpreneur.com

Ep. 4 - The Airbnb Side Hustle - with Rachel Prince of Rentalpreneur.com

May 12, 2019

Vacation rentals continue to be one of the fastest growing work-related fields in America. People and families are renting out their homes, a spare room, and now even their couches (CouchSurfing.com). Though vacation rentals are nothing new, Airbnb has certainly popularized them and made it easier for everyday homeowners to have a side hustle via vacation rentals.

Rachel Prince is a Real Estate Broker and Rentalpreneur in the Indianapolis area. In 2017 Rachel relocated her Airbnb real estate business to the Indianapolis market with FC Tucker real estate firm and has launched the Airbnb property management company, Hosts of Indy, LLC.

Rachel shares a passion and expertise for real estate and short-term renting. She does that via her popular podcast, Airbnb Entrepreneur Successes Revealed, and her books - Airbnb Side Hustle (2019) and  The Airbnb Mentality (2016). Her work not only provides resources and teaching to those interested in vacation rentals, but her writing reveals some of the deeper emotional intricacies that becoming a Rentalpreneur may incite.

Show Notes and Links

Rachel’s Podcast – Airbnb Entrepreneur Successes Revealed

Connect with Rachel on Twitter

YourPorter.com – Rachel’s recommendation

 The AirBnb Entrepreneur Podcast

Lodgify.com – What Terry and Kelly use for their vacation rentals

 E-books by Rachel

Airbnb Side Hustle (2019)

The Airbnb Mentality (2016)

 About This Better Work

YOUR HOST: Terry Linhart

The This Better Work Podcast website

Terry Linhart on Twitter

This show was recorded in studio space provided by Bethel University. To learn about Bethel's online degree programs, including a cyber security degree and their fast-growing online MBA, visit CheckOutBethel.com.

 

 

Ep. 3 - The Vacation Rental Phenomenon - Heather Bayer of Vacation Rental Formula

Ep. 3 - The Vacation Rental Phenomenon - Heather Bayer of Vacation Rental Formula

May 6, 2019

Arguably one of the fastest growing forms of work around the world is the meteoric rise of individuals and families getting into the vacation rental business. Whether they build their own business, use Airbnb or VRBO, or choose a property management country, short-term rentals are popular with travelers all over the world. 

Heather Bayer is one of the most influential voices in the vacation rental space. Not only does she (and her team at Cottage Link Rental Management in Ontario, CA) manage over 200 properties, but her podcast, website, and online courses help thousands of people to grow their own vacation rental business. 

Heather is the author of Renting Your Recreational Property for Profit and the host of the leading vacation rental podcast, Vacation Rental SuccessHeather is active on Twitter (@CottageGuru) and you can connect with her via Email at: heather@cottageblogger.com.

Heather's website, Vacation Rental Formula

About This Better Work

YOUR HOST: Terry Linhart

The This Better Work Podcast website

Terry Linhart on Twitter

This show was recorded in studio space provided by Bethel University. To learn about Bethel's online degree programs, including a cyber security degree and their fast-growing online MBA, visit CheckOutBethel.com.

The voice of This Better Work is Dirk Rowley

Ep. 2 - How to Instantly Connect with Others - Jim Lesko and Hugh Johnson

Ep. 2 - How to Instantly Connect with Others - Jim Lesko and Hugh Johnson

May 6, 2019

Jim Lesko and Hugh Johnson are master salesmen. They not only know how to make the sale, but they are leaders who are generous and strong mentors of others. We live in a world that pivots on consumerism, and marketing and sales are all around us. This episode is jam-packed with insights, tips, and the foundational reminders that will instantly help all of us connect better with others. 

Jim Lesko is President of Lesko Industries and the host of the podcast Lesko Talks Windows. That's right, Jim is an accomplished seller of windows and he's been doing it for over 35 years now. Anyone who's built or remodeled a home knows how tricky and expensive getting the windows just right can be. Jim has a proven track record of helping contractors and homeowners find and install the best windows. 

Hugh Johnson is the Principal and Chief Firestarter at J2 Marketing in downtown South Bend. J2 is an award-winning and fast-growing marketing agency that recently moved into an innovative office setting in South Bend. Hugh is a regional leader in the business, nonprofit, and municipal worlds. The definition of a "mover and a shaker," Hugh has the ability to bring groups together to effect change in local communities and more. 

Show Notes and Links

ATOMIC HABITS: AN EASY & PROVEN WAY TO BUILD GOOD HABITS & BREAK BAD ONES by James Clear. 

START WITH WHY: HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE EVERYONE TO TAKE ACTION by Simon Sinek

Jim Lesko on LinkedIN

Jim Lesko on Twitter

Hugh Johnson on LinkedIN

About THIS BETTER WORK

The This Better Work Podcast website

Terry Linhart on Twitter 

This episode is sponsored by Bethel University near South Bend, Indiana. For more about Bethel University's innovative online degree programs, including the new online Cyber Security degree, visit CheckOutBethel.com.

This show was recorded in the J2 Marketing studios in downtown South Bend. For more about J2, visit goJ2.com.

The voice of This Better Work is Dirk Rowley

Ep. 1 - Every Story Needs a Podcast - Michael Yoder & the Truth Work Media story

Ep. 1 - Every Story Needs a Podcast - Michael Yoder & the Truth Work Media story

May 2, 2019

This debut episode features Michael Yoder of Truth Work Media. After a 4-year run as co-host of the popular podcast, 37 the Podcast, Michael ventured out to start Truth Work Media. TWM has become of America's fastest growing podcast companies with more shows joining the network each month. 

Terry and Michael talk about the meteoric rise of TWM and the lessons Michael has learned along the way. 

The website that shares about Bethel College becoming Bethel University

About This Better Work

THIS BETTER WORK will launch episodes every other week after the May 2019 Launch Month! Each episode will feature compelling and encouraging stories and insights that will help us all do better work.

Be sure to subscribe to THIS BETTER WORK wherever you get your podcasts and please share with friends on your Facebook feed. Your help in getting the word out about this podcast is much appreciated. 

Links and Show Notes

Truth Work Media on Instagram

Michael Yoder on Twitter

Michael Yoder on Instagram

The This Better Work Podcast website

Terry Linhart on Twitter 

This Better Work is brought to you by Bethel University's online degree programs. For more about these innovative degrees, including the new online Cyber Security degree, visit CheckOutBethel.com. This show was recorded in the J2 Marketing studios in downtown South Bend. For more about J2, visit goJ2.com. The voice of This Better Work is Dirk Rowley