• 01:00

    Retirement: Planning for your future

    in Business

    You work hard in your business. You wear so many hats to keep things going, to keep customers happy, employees on target and engaged and manage all the back end .. not to mention your family and personal needs. Often entrepreneurs find themselves so deep IN their business that they don’t have time to work ON their business. You need to be able to see over the wall to the next level and target the next level. Part of that strategic thinking is around financial planning, maximizing tax situations for today and planning for your future. It is important to stop and take this long term view for a few moments to make some important choices today.


    What you will learn:

    What is financial planning, really?
    What are the biggest mistakes business owners make in retirement options
    How can planning for retirement can reduce current taxes

    Todays Guest:

    Sameer S. Somal is the Chief Financial Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth and Blue Ocean Global Technology. Prior to co-founding Blue Ocean Global Wealth, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at The Bank of Nova Scotia and a Financial Advisor and Intermediary at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co. Sameer serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia/Tri-State Financial Planning Association (FPA), is senior financial services leader on industry roundtable discussions, and is an active volunteer at CFA Institute. He is also a Board Advisor and Managing Director of Institutional Education at the iPlan Education Institute in New Delhi, India. A member of the Speakers’ Series at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, Sameer is a frequent guest lecturer on succession planning, business retirement, diversity, financial planning, entrepreneurship, and leadership. 


  • 00:58

    Leverage Creates Results!

    in Business

    Productivity is where efficient and effective meet. Winning Strategies build upon a Championship Psychology to create leverage. Leverage is the multiplier effect. It is where we achieve dramatic growth. Leverage is what allows you to achieve more than your working hours allow. It is working smarter. Clearly leverage is different for an entrepreneur in a service business in comparison to an employee or professional in a large organization. Would you like to know how? On this show we will talk about how to create that leverage to take your business to new heights of success. We will talk about the approach, the sequence of events necessary to make this happen as well as the basic questions that open up the pathways for dramatic success and satisfaction.

    Our Guest: David Gruder

    What do you get when you combine a musician, journalist, administrator, professor, and psychologist, with an entrepreneur, leader and business consultant? You get Dr. David Gruder, the nine-award-winning clinical & organizational development psychologist, author, speaker, trainer and advisor, who founded Integrity Culture Systems and is known as "America's Integrity Expert.” A Business Success Psychologist who is Co-Head of Faculty with CEO Space International, Dr. Gruder specializes in leader peak performance and culture architecture, as well as helping philanthropists select & develop their legacy projects by doing what successful entrepreneurs do to succeed. His mission is to make happiness sustainable, collaboration successful, integrity profitable, and cultures healthy. He does this by bringing the wisdom of psychology to business, the wisdom of entrepreneurship to experts, and the wisdom of both (psychology and entrepreneurship) to education, governance and social change. 

  • 00:27

    Take Notice Return Ish

    in Music

    Welcome Back Fans! To another episode of Take Notice! It has been a while, so We hope you enjoy the show! We have lots to talk about today, from One Direction to the New Fast & Furious movie set to be released in a week! Stay Tuned and definitely TAKE NOTICE :)! 

  • 01:52

    My Take Radio-Episode 286

    in Entertainment

    The gaming & entertainment edition of My Take Radio heads your way. 

  • 01:26

    My Take Radio-Episode 284

    in Entertainment

    A new serving of gaming and entertainment heads your way courtesy of My Take Radio. 

  • 01:00

    Planning to Plan

    in Business

    Strategies take our vision and create an approach that will enable us to realize that vision. A strategy is a way to create value and leverage to achieve out outcome faster with less effort. When we think of HOW we do something we understand that there is a sequence no matter if it is about baking a cake, building a house or making a sale. Things have to be done in a particular order to achieve the best desired results. A critical component of getting the results we want is planning. There are different levels of planning effecting the different levels of productivity. On this program we will talk about the various levels of planning, the frequency one should plan and how to overcome some of the biggest challenges around planning. 

    Paul Hoyt, owner and principal consultant with the Hoyt Management Group and best-selling author, has over 40 years experience leading teams to improved profitability and productivity. He is an expert at helping new and growing businesses develop their strategic plans, create financial models, write business plans, and fund and execute their growth strategies. He has enjoyed tremendous success at helping businesses of all sizes achieve their growth and exit strategy objectives.

    He is the author of two business books: The Foundation Factor®- Critical Measurements in Business Strength (2004), which helps business owners develop their own Business Foundation Profile® to measure the strength of their business, and the Capital Coaching Program (2010), which helps entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals of raising capital.

    Paul also created the highly acclaimed online training programs The Business Survival Boot Camp and Beyond Business Survival (2013), giving small business owners the guidance they need to avoid mistakes that slow them down and shut them down.

  • 01:00

    Get It Together and Succeed!

    in Business

    If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times: The number one thing you can do to blast your productivity and sucess to the next level is to have a Championship Psychology! I have worked with hundreds of extremely sucessful business leaders and entrepreneurs and in almost every case the only thing between them, and the results they knew they were capable of was themselves. We can be our own greatest support, or our own greatest enemies. This week I am joined by Karyn Beach to talk about her work motivating women to "get it together" and live the lives that they deserve.

    Karyn Beach is the founder of Get It Together Girl Media, and is a game show winner, a produced screenwriter, author, and radio host. After losing her mom at the age of 15, she learned that tomorrow isn't guaranteed and focused on living her life to the fullest. Detirmined not to wait for the perfect job or perfect man to be dropped in front of her, she took charge. Karyn is passionate about educating women the world over about the importance of now, why multitasking doesn’t work, the power of 15 minutes, saying ‘No’ gracefully, and why self-care isn’t selfish.


  • 00:18


    in Entertainment

    Take 2 Radio Jr is a kids and teen show hosted by Andrea on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month at 7pm eastern!  

    We are bringing families back together in front of the radio to listen to their favorite programs.There will be stories, music, fun facts, guest authors to read their children's books, and more! Want your book read on air or do you want to read it on air? Do you sing children's songs or have a recorded songs that you would like played? Email take2radiojr@gmail.com 

    Our host is Andrea who is a singer and future teacher. On twitter @Take2RadioJr & Andrea @callherdreax3 

    In this episode Drea will talk to the author of the children's book "Flying Pants" Lola James (who is 9 years old!!) on April 12th at 7pm eastern time!

    About the book: Join Timmy on an adventure to find pants that fit not fly! Flying Pants is a whimsical story about a magic potion gone awry and the pants that got away. See the imagination of an 8 year old child unfold in this book about a little boy who just wanted a new pair of pants. 

  • 00:58

    Leadership: How to conduct your orchestra

    in Business

    One of my mentors who was a great leader in my eyes, knew just how to inspire me. He told me he couldn’t motivate me that my motivation was within and it was his job to remove the obstacles between me and my motivation. This was very impactful for me and I use this as the basis in my coaching. In my mind Leadership is more like coaching. It is knowing how to inspire and bring out the best in others through recognizing their skills and abilities, enabling them and supporting them in removing the obstacles in their way.  Leadership is at the crux of productivity. That is self leadership as well as leadership of a team. Leaders do need to lead by example. When leadership fails, the team is less effective and efficient and can cost the organization significant sums in lost profits that result from direct and indirect costs.

    Think of your team as a group of musicians. Each one plays beautifully on their own when playing the instrument of their choice. Look at the power that group of musicians has together as they become an orchestra. That is where magic is made as they play together seamlessly. Today we will look what a conductor has to teach about leadership.

    Our Guest: Hugh Ballou

    Hugh Ballou teaches leaders around the globe how to build synergy with teams and how to build effective processes that bring success to any organization - no matter how big or how small. He brings a wealth of experience as a prominent conductor of musical ensembles to his innovative leadership approach.

    He is author of multiple books on Transformational Leadership and works as executive coach, process facilitator, and strategist. As a powerful motivational speaker, he teaches the fine art of leadership employed every day by musical conductors.

  • 00:28

    Bonnie Shay - Take Charge of Your Email Inbox

    in Goals

    Does your inbox make you cringe every time you open it? Is everything just stuck in there with no place to go? Sharon McRill, Owner of The Betty Brigade, will be talking with expert Bonnie Shay about clearing out your email inbox and taking charge in the new year.

    Bonnie Shay is a Professional Organizer based in Highland Park and founder of Mariposa Creative Solutions. Bonnie works with clients to help them organize their home and work spaces and also has a specialty in photo organizing for both print and digital photos.

    Another area of Bonnie’s expertise that brings her here today is teaching people how to regain control of their email inboxes. Since email has become a significant part of our lives personally and professionally, Bonnie is dedicated to helping people regain control of their email so that they can better focus on what is important in their lives and what they are good at instead of being distracted and stressed by their overflowing email inbox.

    Bonnie has published “Take Charge of Your Email Inbox”, a step by step guide of how to streamline and maintain your inbox. Bonnie is pleased to be share her wisdom and expertise with our listeners.

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  • 01:00

    Manager or Leader?

    in Business

    Do you know the difference between a manager and a leader? Leadership style is an important element in driving your personal and professional life to new levels. Leadership accesses power within through clarity, insipration, flexibility, and communication. The leader is all about the Ten Essential Elements of Time and Energy Managent, primarily Championship Psychology. Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level?

    Dr. Jon Sarver is a highly successful entrepreneur with over 29 years of experience of leadership ranging from non-profits to internet based businesses. Jon Sarver has been a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach for over three years. He has implemented much of John Maxwell's strategies to help his clients achieve enormous profitability. In 2012, Dr. Sarver was recognized as the #1 Master Executive Coach for Business Breakthroughs. He has a track record of laying the groundwork for growth and vitality. Several of his businesses have remained successful and many exist today, decades after they were founded.  

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