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Felipe Ernst | Ernst Equities Founder

This podcast with Felipe Ernst is a deep-dive into the D.C. real estate game. Felipe specializes in adding value to the housing market while visualizing and creating a revamped D.C. Lance, Mezzy and Felipe go into the human component of real estate (15:50), the unexpected pitfall of consistent success (01:10:09) and more. Check them out at ernstequities.com.

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Amir Mostafavi | SouthBlock Founder

This podcast with SouthBlock’s Amir Mostafavi explains the importance of not beating yourself up (26:00), how to be a successful leader (39:00) and more. SouthBlock is a juicer with 10 locations in the DMV, focusing on health, wellness and giving back to the community through Fruitful Planet. Check them out at southblockjuice.com.

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Scott Parker | Serial Entrepreneur

This podcast with multi-business owner Scott Parker gives insight into working nonstop (02:00), how to motivate your team (11:00) and building successful habits (19:00). Scott started his business career in the restaurant business, but now also owns a barber shop, boxing gym and doggy day care – as well as seven restaurants in the DMV. Follow his entrepreneurial adventures on his instagram: @scottparker

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Hope MacDonald | Bella Ballet Founder

This episode of The Onist Podcast features Hope MacDonald (aka Miss Hope), owner of Bella Ballet. Bella Ballet has been voted the #1 kids dance school in the DMV, thriving off the passion and energy of Hope and her team. In this podcast, Hope, Lance and Mezzy speak to overcoming fear of failure (05:26), the joy of helping young dancers find their confidence (16:21), the self-discipline required to run a small business (01:02:16) and more. Check them out at bellaballetdance.com.

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John Casto | Action Fitness Founder

This podcast with ActionFitness owner John Casto touches on the ebb and flow of growing a business (44:50), the importance of mastering your own emotions (01:20:42) and how to separate the true fitness guru from the anti-guru (01:14:00). ActionFitness is a transformative gym in Fairfax, VA with training programs, nutrition regimens and more. Listen to Lance and Mezzy get to the bottom of what it takes to build and fill a successful gym. Check them out at actionfitnessinc.com.

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Serge Sejour | TrainWith Founder

This podcast with TrainWith’s Serge Sejour is full of endless wisdom and entrepreneurial inspiration from the founder of the DC boutique-fitness hub. TrainWith is a health and wellness lifestyle brand with a unique focus on infusing positivity with process to reach the best possible outcome. In this episode, Serge, Mezzy and Lance discuss when to break business etiquette (35:20), how to lead a business effectively (47:00) and more. Check them out at wetrainwith.com.

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Egor Bondarev | Escape Room Innovator

This podcast with Egor Bondarev from Escape Room Fairfax touches on getting people off their phones and active in the world (57:00), changing the world with your business (37:00) and more. Escape Room Fairfax is the largest escape room venue on the East coast, boasting 10 rooms built to test you and your friend’s minds. Check them out at roomescapedc.com

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Dan Graziano | Mighty Meals Founder

This podcast with Dan Graziano, cofounder of Mighty Meals, explores the importance of playing to your strengths when starting a business (12:00) from the man who’s bringing healthy meal-prep to his hometown of Northern Virginia and the surrounding DMV. Lance, Mezzy and Dan touch on the importance of putting the business first (35:00) and building relationships within a business (1:05:00). Check them out at eatmightymeals.com!

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