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Zero Excuses: There is time for change

October 22, 2020

Matt Troyer is a newly-minted ultra marathoner and actively involved philanthropist with the Indianapolis community. Recently, these two passions collided to create OneThousandOneCity, an organization that donates shoes to underprivileged kids and builds connections across the city by running 10 miles per day for a hundred days. Matt is a husband, father, and CEO of Emergent Construction, which focuses on historic neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area. How does he do it? He makes Zero Excus [...]

Single Point of Failure: Avoiding the Threat to Your Business

October 19, 2020

Your technology is critical to your business’s success. From your connectivity to your communication to your hardware and software, all of these parts need to be working in order for your team to be successful. This is a truth that even the smallest organizations have realized over the last decade. Without technology in good working order, you couldn’t function, and certainly not efficiently.    Throughout your organization, you have likely safeguarded against a single poi [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for Zero Excuses

October 8, 2020

There is time for Zero Excuses | Nick Smarrelli Seth Morales is the CEO of the Morales Group, and he is passionate about the process of building something from nothing and doing it with purpose. He describes the Morales Group as a cause disguised as a company, and lives each day with the knowledge that businesses don’t grow, people do. He lives out the Zero Excuses lifestyle as well as anyone.  However, on this episode of Zero Excuses, we are flipping the script. Instead of Nick d [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for reflection

September 24, 2020

There is time for reflection | Kelly Garrett With a mission to change the state of education in St. Louis, our next guest is nothing short of amazing. Kelly Garrett is the Executive Director of the KIPP St. Louis Charter School and one of the most significant education leaders in the city. During his six years there, they've opened up six new schools, serving hundreds of students. He also balances work with soccer practice and cello lessons for two growing boys. How does Kelly do it? He [...]

Saying “No” is Saying “Yes” To Your Values: Lessons Learned from Zero Excuses Guests

September 23, 2020

John O’Leary of John O’Leary Inspires recognizes that if you’re saying yes to everything, you may be missing out on the most important things.   “I love the concept of yes. And it must always be counterbalanced with this idea that if you say yes to everything, you're saying no to probably the most important things.” John O’Leary Author and Founder of John O’Leary Inspires, Episode 15.  A skill most seasoned leaders have is a honed ability t [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for action

September 10, 2020

There is time for action | John O'Leary When my next guest, John O'Leary, was just nine years old, he wasn’t expected to live. Having suffered burns over a hundred percent of his body after a terrible accident. Now, his life's mission is to teach others how to truly live through his inspirational books, coaching podcasts, and speaking engagements.  How did he do it? He makes Zero Excuses, and without question, he truly embodies the ethos of what this show is all about. After You [...]

GadellNet Becomes Certified B Corporation

September 4, 2020

GadellNet has become part of an important movement. We have become a certified B Corporation.   After a rigorous vetting process to ensure we meet the standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, we join other for-profit companies like Patagonia, Athleta, and Allbirds as a certified B Corp.   B Corp is made up of over 3,000 businesses in over 70 countries, across 150 industries inspiring tens of thousands of other co [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for listening

August 27, 2020

There is time for listening | Kristen Wild and Ryan McClure This episode we’re doing something a bit different featuring two guests, who have a passion for others, a passion for pouring into St. Louis, and who have made careers out of giving back.  Kristen Wild, Executive Director at Operation Food Search and Ryan McClure, Executive Director at Gateway Arch Park Foundation, highlights the opportunity to use our gifts for good. How do they do it? They know their values and seek the Zero [...]

Selecting a Chromebook

August 12, 2020

It’s August, and more schools are heading back into session with every passing week. For many children, “in session” means actively working online at least some portion of every week. If you are a parent of a 1:1 school system, you’re likely receiving directions from your child’s school about the device your child will use, and there’s a 60% chance that device will be a Chromebook.  If your school isn’t providing a device, or you’re interested to purchase a Chromebo [...]

Three Leaders’ “Zero Excuses” Reaction to the Pandemic

August 4, 2020

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the host of Zero Excuses podcast, Nick Smarrelli, has had the chance to chat with over 15 business leaders in both St. Louis and Indianapolis. These remote conversations were enlightening, humbling, and often emotional. These small business leaders chose to take this uncertain time, this time of many unknowns, and forge ahead the best way they knew how.  Here are three of our favorite perspectives.  1. Marcia Barnes: “I choose not to par [...]