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A Zero Excuses Leader’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2021

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” -Mary Jean Irion [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to reinvent yourself

January 7, 2021

Kathy Mazzarella is the Chairman, President and CEO of Graybar, an employee-owned, Fortune 500 distributor of electrical communications and data networking products. Graybar has over 8,700 employees and nearly 300 locations across North America with $7.2 billion of annual revenue. Kathy is one of only 37 female CEOs that are part of the Fortune 500, and her awards and board memberships are too many to mention here.  Kathy started with Graybar in 1980 and became Graybar's 11th Preside [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to choose your perspective

December 17, 2020

Mike Pierce, or “Antarctic Mike”, is a professional speaker, author, and endurance athlete. He speaks across the US and Canada to executive teams, organizations, and sales teams on how to lead people in a way that makes them fully engaged in their work. In 2006, Mike became one of 9 people to run the first-ever Antarctic Ice Marathon, and one year later the first American to complete the Antarctic 100k: a 62 mile run on an ice-shelf 600 miles from the South Pole. In this episode, Mike [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to unplug

December 3, 2020

There is time to unplug | Sarah Schlafly Sarah Schlafly is the Co-founder and CEO of Mighty Cricket, an AgTech company harnessing the potential of overlooked food sources like crickets by turning them into delicious meals and snacks.  In our conversation, Sarah shares how her passion for sustainable food sources and fighting world hunger led her to start Mighty Cricket. Sarah is on a mission to build a clean food supply to sustain the world’s exponentially growing population. Ho [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to start difficult things

November 19, 2020

There is time to start difficult things | Tiffany Sauder Tiffany Sauder is the President of Indianapolis-based marketing firm Element Three. She took over as President at age 24 and since then has grown the agency into a six-time Inc 5,000 Fastest Growing Company. She's been a Top 40 Under 40, and is well-known as a talented keynote speaker contributing to Harvard Business Review and Harris School of Art and Design. Most importantly, she's raising four daughters with her husband JR. How d [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to plan

November 5, 2020

Jason Wuerfel is the founder of Books and Brews, an Indianapolis-based bookstore-brewery mashup. He is also the CEO of Rad Brewing and Bookworm Media Company. He’s even taught himself carpentry and built most of the furniture in his stores.  Jason is a master of making the most out of every opportunity, whether it’s launching a new business or pursuing a hobby. How does he do it? He makes Zero Excuses. In this conversation, you’ll hear how Jason’s love for books and business [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Zero Excuses?

October 1, 2020

GadellNet’s podcast, Zero Excuses was born out of a desire to share the stories of people who are really doing it all. As someone who stays busy with leading an organization, ultramarathons, coaching little league, and more, our host, Nick Smarrelli knew there were others out there just like him. Those who were really doing it all – at work, at home, and with their personal passions. He knew their stories could inspire the masses.   This idea slowly began to take form over the [...]

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 [...]