Starting from Nothing - The Foundation Podcast | Building your business ENTIRELY from scratch.

Adrienne Dorison is a no-nonsense success expert for online entrepreneurs helping them get better results in less time by doing the right things. She is also the host of the daily podcast The School of Mastery, a national triathlete, and passionate dog mom.


Adrienne never thought she’d become an entrepreneur; however when she was able to pay off over $40k in debt from the income she earned on the side through her blog, she finally took the leap and left her corporate job to work full time for herself.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

5:35 - About Adrienne and her early career as a consultant for a fortune 500 company.

10:47 - How to avoid the “leaving too early syndrome”.

15:08 - How to balance the distinction between your full time job and your side hustle, as well as how to handle the fear of being “found out” by your boss.

19:38 - How to use your corporate experience to your advantage towards your entrepreneurial endeavors.

23:20 - How to use the S.I.M.P.L.E system to overcome common entrepreneur obstacles.

41:02 - How Adrienne defines success.


Show Notes:

Adrienne’s website:

Direct download: Episode_157_-_Adrienne_Dorison.mp3
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Dan Martell is an award-winning Canadian serial entrepreneur, and the founder of the recently acquired, a venture-backed startup that makes it easy to connect with top business minds over the phone. In 2012, he was named Canada’s top angel investor, having completing over 33 investments with companies like Udemy, Intercom, and Unbounce.


Dan is back on the podcast giving us actionable steps on launching a startup from scratch. He shares why it’s easier to start a company today than ever before, how to determine your most important tasks as a CEO, and the common mistakes to avoid when launching your first startup.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

2:08 - How Dan uses the seven pillars to measure his life, and orient his actions to get what he wants.

6:37 - How to focus on high-income tasks with the entrepreneur scorecard.

12:59 - Why the opportunity for anyone with a great idea to start a company is greater than ever.

18:46 - The truth about what it takes to become part of the one percent in America.

19:30 - Why you need a M.E.V.O (Minimum Economical Viable Offer), and not an M.V.P (Minimum Viable Product).

24:45 - How Dan went from 0 to 50,000 customers in 16 months by using content marketing.

32:32 - The most common mistakes new founders make.


Show Notes:

Dan’s Blog -

Dan’s Previous Episode -

Dan’s Course -

Direct download: Episode_156_-_Dan_Martell.mp3
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At the age of eighteen, Jules Schroeder ran her first six-figure business teaching other college students how to run their own businesses. Four years later, at age 22,  she co-founded a publishing company that made seven figures its first year in business, specializing in making books #1 Best Sellers on the Amazon Kindle platform. Today Jules runs CreateU, a one-year online education program that focuses on learning the specific skills you need to create the career & lifestyle you want.


In this episode, we talk to Jules briefly about her company CreateU, and some lessons she’s learned from her experience running three businesses. Then we go in depth to break down the three parts of becoming who you are. Jules shares her insights on relationships, creativity, and improving your skills.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

2:08 - About CreateU.

10:21 - How to determine if you should go to college.

12:40 - Why you should get hands on experience and limit your consumption of how-to information.

15:33 - How to learn from failure, and what Jules learned from her failures.

20:00 - What success means to Jules.

22:43 - Part 1 of Becoming Who You Are: How to Maintain Close Relationships.

28:31 - Part 2 of Becoming Who You Are: How to Cultivate Your Own Creativity.

33:02 - Part 3 of Becoming Who You Are: What’s One Area of Your Life You’re Actively Improving?

37:09 - How to relax from your business without feeling guilt.


Show Notes:

Jules’ Website -

CreateU -

Unconventional Life Show -

Direct download: Episode_155_-_Jules_Schroeder.mp3
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Cliff and Jessica Larrew are partners in business and in life. Better known as The Selling Family, Cliff and Jessica teach others how to start selling on Amazon.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

0:37 - About Cliff and Jessica

7:04 - The difference between retail arbitrage and Amazon FBA

9:00 - What you can expect when transitioning from a hobby to real business

14:21 - How to define roles in a husband/wife business partnership

16:33 - What mistakes to avoid when you first get started with Amazon

28:17 - How to keep up with Amazon’s constant changes

34:24 - The mistakes people make with retail arbitrage

39:11 - How Amazon is like modern day treasure hunting


Show Notes:

Their Website –

Direct download: Episode_153_-_Clifford_Larrew.mp3
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Jordan Gray has built an amazing business over the past two years coaching and consulting entrepreneurs in relationships. He's been one of the most consistent people who publishes steady content over and over and over. Not many people can create content like he does. In this interview we talk to about his creative process and the incredible momentum he’s had over the past two years.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

1:43 - About Jordan

10:33 - The difference between Jordan’s online and offline income

14:48 - How Jordan went from fighting for coaching clients to getting millions of hits on his website

18:53 - How Jordan was able to stay persistent with his goals

24:20 - The balance between discipline & structure, and whimsical play

30:00 - How to use sexual energy to fuel your purpose, your business, etc.

38:02 - What Jordan would have improved if he could go back in time


Show Notes:

Jordan’s Consulting Website -



Direct download: Episode_B02_-_Jordan_Gray.mp3
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Tom and his brother run a development company called DomAndTom, which provides mobile apps and UX experiences for iOS, Android, and Web.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

2:11 - What expertise you need in a particular area to start a company

8:22 - What to look for in an ideal client

22:05 - How to effectively communicate with clients

25:49 - How to think about company culture

34:53 - Biggest lesson learned


Show Notes:

Dom and Tom

Direct download: Episode_152_-_Tom_Tancredi_-_REV.mp3
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Jay Scott who is a personal trainer who battled food addiction, obesity, a binge eating disorder, and overcame it all. He’s helped hundreds of people do the same with his information training. Jay is the founder of iScienceFit personal training, and host of the Full Disclosure Fitness Podcast. He has written for sites like the Good Man Project and Mind Body Green, and he’s had over 30 TV appearances on ABC, NBC and CBS.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

1:25 - About Jay’s upbringing

12:07 - How Jay started building his personal training business

25:30 - The biggest challenge in growing a business

27:00 - The process Jay puts in place to get better at networking on a regular basis

31:30 - How Jay positioned himself for 30+ tv appearances

34:10 - What Jay would do differently if he were to start over today


“The specific outcome of something is not that big of a deal. Action comes before anything. It comes before motivation, it comes before momentum. One thing leads to another.”






Show Notes:

iScienceFit -

Full Disclosure Fitness -

Direct download: Episode_151_-_Jay_Scott.mp3
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Danielle Tate is the founder and CEO of MissNowMrs, a multi-million dollar online name change company. As a female founder in her 20s, she noticed that few businesses offered step-by-step advice to smart, but inexperienced entrepreneurial women. This void inspired Danielle to author Elegant Entrepreneur, the female’s founder’s guide to starting and growing your first company.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

  • 1:35 - How Danielle went from aspiring cardiologist to launching her first company
  • 4:09 - Factors that played a role in Danielle’s leap into entrepreneurship
  • 7:54 - How Danielle found and hired her CTO
  • 10:45 - How Danielle acquired her first customer
  • 14:16 - One way Danielle felt she limited the company’s growth in its first few months of business
  • 15:37 - Danielle’s giveaway with David’s Bridal
  • 17:35 - What Danielle would go back and do differently
  • 18:48 - The importance of finding a mentor
  • 19:29 - About the Elegant Entrepreneur and the first few steps of what people should be thinking about when they’re starting a business
  • 21:29 - Questions to ask yourself when going through the innovation gauntlet
  • 32:30 - About owning your entrepreneur status


Show Notes:



Direct download: Episode_150_-_Danielle_Tate.mp3
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Mike Pisciotta is an online marketing strategist, funnel fanatic, and business coach, whose no nonsense, results-driven approach has helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Mike is no stranger to failure and adversity. While spending 10 years in a Florida prison, Mike used his time there to transform his mind, and he emerged as a new man with a mission and purpose to empower others.

In today’s show, we’re going to talk about Mike’s transformation, and the tactics he used to crush it in business.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

  • 2:05 - Mike’s prison story
  • 6:45 - How Mike met his wife, and how they started getting active in their business community
  • 8:58 - How Mike bootstrapped his business by selling trash
  • 11:40 - The importance of focusing on and mastering one social media tool at a time
  • 18:00 - Mike’s simple strategy he used to get leads
  • 27:30 - How Mike and his wife validate their business ideas for less than $100
  • 38:43 - Creating successful Facebook ads




Show Notes:

  • Mike’s Private FB Group - com
  • Mike’s Upcoming Book - com
Direct download: Episode2014920-20Mike20Pisciotta.mp3
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Caitlin Pyle is student The Foundation, and the founder of Proofread Anywhere and Transcribe Anywhere. In less than a year, she grew her business from $47k to $680k.

In today’s show, we’re going to talk about the evolution of both of Caitlin’s companies.


In This Interview You’ll Learn:

  • 4:20 - How Caitlin turned Proofread Anywhere from a blog to a course
  • 14:19 - Tips on Building Your Own Affiliate Network
  • 21:58 - How to Scale Your Course
  • 25:06 - On Dealing with Haters and Trolls
  • 35:30 - Components of Caitlyn’s 7 Day Intro Course / Value-Added Sales Funnel
  • 43:50 - How Caitlin is monetizing someone else’s genius with Transcribe Anywhere
  • 47:25 - Building a business while traveling, AND getting a tax break



Show Notes:

Direct download: Episode_148_-_Caitlin_Pyle.mp3
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