Let's Talk Legacy show

Let's Talk Legacy

Summary: What does it mean to build and maintain a legacy, either in business, or for your loved ones? What tools and resources are available to help? Join the discussion as host Gary Michels, along with exciting guests and real listeners just like you, tackle the answers to these questions, and learn how to grow today, for a better tomorrow.

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 Radical Performance Acceleration, with Wylie McGraw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:28

"Performance Accelerator", former baseball star, competitive bull rider, and 3-tour combat veteran Wylie McGraw covers his athletic career, courting danger on the back of a bull and in a war zone, eliminating blind spots in your life, pushing executives and A-listers to their limits, mastering peak performance instead of chasing it, and living the life, and leaving the legacy, you expect of yourself.

 CLIP: The Enduring Legacy of "Whoomp! (There It Is)" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:59

DC Glenn, one half of platinum-selling 90’s duo Tag Team, shares the story behind his entry into the music world, and the creation of one of rap’s most enduring hits, “Whoomp! (There It Is)”. Hear DC’s full interview in Episode 15 of Let’s Talk Legacy.

 Kickin' the Flow, with DC Glenn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:56

DC Glenn, one half of platinum-selling 90’s rap duo Tag Team, talks about planting seeds of opportunity, the difference between good people and GREAT people, teaching Mickey Mouse to rap and passing up a role in Blade, how to reverse engineer a business plan, why there’s treasure in trauma, and creating a legacy for the history books.

 CLIP: Building the Perfect Business Plan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:57

Kevin Wilson, chairman and CEO of Buzz Franchise Brands, explains the components necessary to craft and pitch the perfect business plan, and the importance of balancing realism with passion. Hear Kevin's full interview in episode 14 of Let's Talk Legacy.

 Creating a Buzz, with Kevin Wilson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:56

Kevin Wilson, chairman and CEO of Buzz Franchise Brands, talks about capitalizing on the early 90s “bagel craze”, wandering into the airline industry and founding low-cost carrier Volaris, the components necessary to craft and pitch the perfect business plan, breaking the franchise world wide open, and leaving a legacy by enabling others to realize their dreams.

 CLIP: Planning a Spontaneous Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:46

Hospitality veteran Gregg Herning explains how sometimes you need to get a little bit theatrical to put together a truly unforgettable experience, and why in hotels, things aren’t always what they seem. It’s an interesting peek behind the curtain of the hospitality industry. Hear Gregg’s full interview in Episode 13 of Let’s Talk Legacy.

 Hospitality is Only the Beginning, with Gregg Herning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:39

Gregg Herning has been a VP at some of the biggest properties in the world, from the Bellagio, to the MGM Grand and Graceland, over a 30-year plus hospitality career. Gregg shares tips on how to shake things up when entering a new work environment, coordinating one-of-a-kind experiences for guests and clients, working with big teams, weathering COVID in a vulnerable industry, and how it all ties into leaving a legacy of satisfaction. Bonus talk: Gregg almost ended up as a rockstar! How? Click the play button to find out!

 Assisting with Final Expense Coverage, with Gary Michels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:32

In this special segment for agents and insurance industry professionals, "Let's Talk Legacy" host Gary Michels shares some of his most proven advice for assisting with final expense coverage, from scheduling, to being professional, maintaining a servant mindset, and creating a vision for your business.

 CLIP: The 5 "M's" to Lifetime Leadership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:30

Dr. Tim Elmore, author, speaker, and founder/CEO of Growing Leaders, breaks down the 5 "M's" that define goal-setting throughout a lifetime (memories, mischief, majors, mastery, mentor), and shares 2 perspectives he wishes he had towards building explosive momentum in leadership roles. Hear Dr. Elmore's full interview in Episode 12 of Let's Talk Legacy.

 Memories, Mischief, Majors, and Mastery, with Dr. Tim Elmore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:20

Dr. Tim Elmore, author, speaker, and founder/CEO of Growing Leaders, speaks on the importance of crossing generations, from millennials to baby boomers, and their often unfair portrayal, his new book which addresses the paradoxes of leadership, the role of confrontation in growth, his 20 years with the legendary John Maxwell, the 5 "M's" that define goal-setting throughout a lifetime, and how his company Growing Leaders is dedicated to developing a new generation of leaders whose legacies will impact the community, country, and world.

 CLIP: Scorecard of Failure and Co-Creating Ideas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:30

International speaker, award-winning author, and expert on branding, innovation and design Soon Yu, explains why he keeps a scorecard of failures, and the awesome advice for winning over groups resistant to your ideas by giving everyone a stake in the authorship. Hear Soon’s full interview in Episode 11 of Let’s Talk Legacy.

 Good Friction, with Soon Yu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:09

International speaker, award-winning author, and expert on branding, innovation and design Soon Yu, explains how he’s been too early to the party on new technology quite a few times, why he keeps a scorecard of failures, and reveals the odd gratification of selling toilet bowl cleaner, how to BBF (Bounce Back Fast), the ways iconic brands turn their distinctions into a legacy that keeps working for them, and outlines the 7 virtues of good friction.

 CLIP: A Disappointing Mercedes, A Lesson in Gratitude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:34

Erik Weir shares how, surprisingly, paying cash for a Mercedes ended up being one of the most depressing experiences of his life, and explains why gratitude and anxiety can't exist together. Hear Erik's full interview in Episode 10 of Let's Talk Legacy.

 Permission to Dream, with Erik Weir | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:17

Erik Weir is a jack of many trades; speaker, author, and principal of WCM Global Wealth LLC, as well as a movie producer, investor and real estate developer. Erik recounts a traumatic but formative childhood accident, learning lessons in professional presentation from a lemonade stand, and explains giving yourself permission to dream, "wholesale versus retail" information, the 5 Fs (faith, family, fitness, finance, friends), plus why gratitude and anxiety can't coexist, and how gratitude is tied to legacy.

 CLIP: Following in His Grandfather's Shorts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:52

Nico Ali Walsh, professional boxer and grandson of Muhammad Ali, talks about making his professional debut in his grandfather's iconic Everlast shorts; something which happened much more by fate than by design, and explains how his boxing dreams LITERALLY came true. Hear Nico's full interview in Episode 9 of Let's Talk Legacy.


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