#aboutmeLIVE with Entrepreneur, Podcaster + Author Lewis Howes

We sat down with entrepreneur, podcast host, and author of The School of Greatness, Lewis Howes for #aboutmeLIVE.

As a business coach and former athlete, Lewis helps others achieve greatness. Lewis has been recognized by President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. He is also an angel investor and advisor to startup companies.

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How One Entrepreneur’s Hacking The Science Of Happiness

Ritu Raj believes that happiness is both undeniably powerful and poorly understood.

So he’s using data to get to the bottom of it. Ritu’s BeingHappy app helps you track your daily happiness on a scale, determining what factors (like sleep, a sunny climate or a compliment from a coworker) help you be most happy. Ritu is interested in the external and internal factors that influence happiness and aims to optimize happiness for all.

Ritu believes that when we are truly happy, we are more productive at work, more thoughtful consumers and have more fulfilling personal relationships. In our interview, Ritu explains why he’s addicted to entrepreneurship, how he balances his artistic side with his go-getter inclination, and how the Constitution spawned his interest in the pursuit of happiness. 

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One Founder’s Key To Success and Believing In Yourself 100%

Stephanie Burns turned layoffs into a thriving business.

When Stephanie was getting her MBA, many of her friends were getting laid off and they all had the same question: how do I start my own business? Stephanie realized that she wasn’t necessarily learning how to start a business in business school. Instead, she was learning how to run one.

So Stephanie thought she’d create a space for people to learn ground level business information for free. Chic CEO was born. With honesty, tenacity and a large dose of believing in herself, Stephanie has grown her business into the thriving network that it is today. In this exclusive interview, Stephanie tells us how to get started building your own business, why she doesn’t believe that following your passion will necessarily make you successful and how she stays inspired.

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#aboutmeLIVE with about.me CEO + Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to work for a startup in Silicon Valley? Or, would you like to learn more about venture capital?

If yes, we’d like to invite you to #aboutmeLIVE.

Join about.me CEO and venture capitalist Tony Conrad on Thursday, September 10th at 6PM ET/3PM PT. During this live Q&A, Tony will answer questions about the startup scene, venture capital and share insights on how to best position yourself for a career with a startup.

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One Designer’s Secret To Unlocking Creativity

Liang Shi embraces fun.

Fun might be the last value you’d expect from a designer who founded a company in a weekend and grew a site from 2 to 14 million unique visitors in one year. Liang’s story proves that fun might actually be the key ingredient to success.

Refreshingly candid about her experiences, Liang opens up to us about life as a Creative Director at Soma, the idea behind her companies FUN FUN FIELD TRIPS! and FUN FUN DINNERS! and her belief that vulnerability can lead to strong connections.

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The Power Of Acting On Impulse

Comedian and entrepreneur Christine Hauer has advice we all can learn from.

Facing a challenging job market after graduating from college, Christine’s tenacity took her from jobless to founding her own company.  After getting a masters in International Business and moving to New York City, Christine finally landed a job through a great connection. Years later, Christine founded the consulting company Hifive specializing in empowering people with social and networking skills needed to make that type of connection.

Outside of her full time job, Christine is an improv actor, impulse artist and budding author, currently writing her first book. We sat down with Christine to learn about her entrepreneurial path, what a day in her life looks like, and how she has dealt with rapid company growth.

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How One Nashville Entrepreneur Connects Local Merchants To Nationwide Business

Is local the new global? Nashville-based entrepreneur Sam Davidson believes it is. So much so that he started Batch to help local merchants get their goods in the hands of people across the United States.

Founded in 2013, Batch offers gift ideas and monthly subscription boxes filled local goods made in Nashville, Memphis, Charleston and more. Beyond just sending a package in the mail, Batch believes in the power of storytelling and works to actively tell the stories of local “purveyors” through social media and “in-box storytelling”.

We sat down with Sam to learn more about Batch, the entrepreneur community in Nashville and get his take on telling a good story.

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