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Chronicles Of A Modern Beast

70 EpisodesProduced by Pedro MenesesWebsite

From rock bottom and $500 to my name, I moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning my life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business. This show will take you from good to great, from fearful to fierce, from average to the most elite version of yourself, by he… read more

70 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

70. Breaking Away From Your False Identity w/ Erik Allen

September 23rd, 2021


Erik Allen, Raised in a broken home, battled addictions, was jailed at 18, bankrupt at 21 only to give his life to Christ and turn everything around.

69. Align Your Empire & Ignite Your Life w/ Burton Hughes

September 14th, 2021


Welcome to this special chronicle where we honored and celebrated the release of Burton Hughes New Book and Best Seller "Align Your Empire."

Burton wrote this book to challenge the work/life balance myth that most …

68. Failure Is Your Opportunity To Grow w/ Kevin Faulkner

September 9th, 2021


Kevin Faulkner is the owner of 3B Credit Health. He’s based out of Waco, Texas, and has a unique perspective on success. 

Kevin had a …

67. Work On Yourself & Own Your Sh*t! w/ Jennifer Carrasco

September 2nd, 2021

About Jennifer: Jennifer Carrasco Founder of the Virago Skin & Body Studio’s with a 21 year experienced medical esthetic background in which Jenn’s vision Created V Skincare Line. Jennifer’s mission in life is to …

66. Turn Your Mess Into A Message & Your Test Into A Testimony w/ Dontae Smiley

August 26th, 2021


Dontae Smiley is a husband and father who strives to be an example of what it looks like to be the “hardest worker in the room.” 

Once upon a time in Dontae’s life, he was once lost not genuinely being who he was, being …

65. Recognizing Your Struggles As Opportunities To Grow w/ Dr. Nicole Coyle

August 19th, 2021


Nicole is the owner of the Naam Arizona Center for Integrative Therapies.

Nicole is a spiritual counselor, minister, and trauma/recovery therapist. …

64. The Price Of Being An Entrepreneur w/ Jennifer Thornton

July 29th, 2021


Jennifer has developed her expertise in Talent Strategy & Leadership Professional Development over her exciting 20+ year career as an HR Professional. She’s led international teams across Greater China, Mexico, the …

63. Raising Your Self Awareness w/ Kale Goodman

July 15th, 2021


Kale Goodman is a serial entrepreneur. He owns multiple businesses, including Easier Accounting & 60-day credit repair, and he is also the host …

62. Crushing The Day With Drewbie Wilson

July 8th, 2021


Drewbie is a loving husband and father who pushes himself to live in excellence so he can set an example for those around him.  

Drewbie is an action …

61. The Foundation For Great Life w/ Paul Beam

July 1st, 2021


Paul founded MAN CAMP in 2015 and would later form the True North Organization in 2016. In 2017, Paul graduated from Concordia University, where he …

60. What It Takes To Win In Life w/ Jeff Merkel

June 24th, 2021


Jeff Merkel is the owner of Iconic Exteriors, a veteran-owned and operated garage door repair and replacement company in DFW, Texas.

Jeff built his company to 6 figures in less than 6 months during the plandemic in 2020.

59. Breaking The Shackles Of Conformity w/ John Highley

June 17th, 2021


How serious you're about putting in the work and doing the hard stuff that will help you break free in your life?

How important are those goals you have that you're willing to do whatever it takes to achieve them? 

If …

58. The Ultimate Sacrifice Of A Leader w/ Stacy Raske

June 10th, 2021


Stacy Raske is a bestselling author, speaker, podcast host, Iraq War Veteran, boundaries expert, leadership mentor, authenticity alchemist, success …

57. The Birth Of The Chronicles Of A Modern Beast

June 3rd, 2021


On this episode of the Newly-branded Chronicles Of A Modern Beast Podcast, Pedro dives into the reason behind the re-branding, who should be …

56. The Mindset Behind Getting What You're Worth w/ Jonathan Lautermilch

May 6th, 2021


Jonathan is the Owner and Founder of Smart Shark and Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Fit Pro Collective.

Jonathan's mission in life is to help as many Fit …

55. Cast Your Vision & Never Quit! w/ Jamie Hyde

April 29th, 2021


As a survivor of lifelong depression and anxiety, Jamie is always driven by helping others. After having done this for many years, he decided to turn this passion into a mission.

The first step of his program is to work …

54. Fine-tuning Your Skills & Mindset For Growth w/ Jessica Dennehy

April 22nd, 2021


Jessica Dennehy is a business & legal strategist on a mission to help entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams.

Through her company Pivot & Slay, …

53. Sort Your F*uckin' Life Out w/ Samuel Smith

April 15th, 2021


Samuel has always been an entrepreneur, from mowing yards and delivering newspapers at age 12, to building two seven-figure companies before his mid …

52. Take It All Just A Little Less Seriously w/ Megan & Alex Johnson

April 8th, 2021


Alex is passionate about social and environmental innovation, hence founding The Disruption Society, a Motion Design & Animation Studio empowering businesses, social enterprises, and nonprofits dedicated to …

51. Overcome Anything! w/ Cesar Espino

March 25th, 2021


Cesar R. Espino is a real estate investor, mind coach, multiple international best bookseller, and the host of the podcast show, You Can Overcome …

50. Structure A Successful Life w/ Anthony Hudson

March 18th, 2021


Anthony is the Owner & Founder of The Hudson Hustle, Ripped Routine Program, and Host of the Ripped Routine Podcast.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NPC Men's Classic Physique Champion, a …

49. Accelerating Your Sales & Marketing w/ Billy Batt

March 11th, 2021


Billy Batt is a serial entrepreneur with several business ventures to his name. He is the Founder and Owner of Chrome Leads. He is also the founder of the New World Marketing Order Podcast, the Chief Marketing Officer …

48. From immigrant to building an empire of multiple 7 figure business’ w/ Jhoanny Perez

March 4th, 2021


Jhoanny is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. She teaches Immigrants the step-by-step formula to provide them the tools & resources to …

47. Automating The Day-to-Day Operations of your Business w/ Darin Haener

February 25th, 2021


Darin Haener is the President and Co-Founder at Fermentable LLC. FermentAble was created by a professional brewer who experienced first hand how frustrating it is to manage your brewery’s day-to-day operations.

Darin …

46. Overcoming Your Fears w/ Jacqueline Wales

February 11th, 2021


An astute observer of behavior, and endlessly fascinated by the messiness of being human, Jacqueline finds people who are vulnerable and honest about …

45. Change Your Focus w/ Kathy Gruver

February 4th, 2021


Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author, professional speaker, and former actor with over 30 years of experience in mind/body medicine and human behavior.

Kathy has written eight books, which have garnered 12 awards. …

44. Develop Your Leadership Skills w/ Brian McKittrick

January 28th, 2021


Brian McKittrick is an Insurance & Finance Specialist, a career sales professional, and a badass leader.

He has been a top-performing salesman since his first commission sales position in 1999. For over 20 years, …

43. How Your Experiences Can Shape Your Success w/ Danny Galvez

January 21st, 2021


Danny Galvez is a walking human pattern interrupt.  From the moment you see him, you would think he's on a mission to hit someone up for $3.55 for …

42. How To Be Successful Through Your Discipline & Persistency w/ Jory Mack

January 14th, 2021


Jory has created everything he has organically through making smart investments, working every day, and busting his tail off no matter what happens.

41. Putting A Melody To Your Message w/ Joey YAK

January 7th, 2021


Joey is an Entrepreneur who creates Custom Theme Music and Creative Consults/edits for 7+ Figure Businesses.

He went from having a record deal …

40. Setting Your Targets For A Successful 2021

December 31st, 2020


In this episode, I go over the strategy I use to set my targets for the new year and break them down into daily achievable actions you can take to accomplish everything you want for the new year! 


39. Aligning Your Empire w/ Burton Hughes

December 24th, 2020


Burton Hughes is a former Mr. Ohio in bodybuilding and an IFBB Pro in Men's Physique, featured in/on Magazines, book covers, and other forms of Modeling/acting over the years.

Burton is Motivated, Driven, Relentless, …

38. Boost Your Business Ranking In Google & in your Market Place w/ Adam McChesney

December 17th, 2020


Adam McChesney is the owner of Mizz Marketing, a digital marketing agency based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mizz Marketing started 2 years ago and is a …

37. Paving The Road To Success w/ James Golden

November 25th, 2020


James Golden got his start within the world of pavement management, consulting, and operations working under a civil engineer and mentor at the age …

36. Getting Your Mind Right w/ Ryan Stewman

November 19th, 2020


Ryan is the CEO of 9 different multimillion-dollar per year companies, such as the online sales training program HardcoreCloser and PhoneSites. He is …

35. The Price Of Freedom w/ Ian Smith

November 12th, 2020


Ian Smith is the co-owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, NJ.  Ian gained national attention when he defied Governor Murphy's orders to shut all gyms.  

But his battle for freedom is about much more than fighting to keep a …

34. Develop The Right Habits To Keep Your Vision On Track w/ Kris Whitehead

November 5th, 2020


Kris is a High-Performance Personal and Professional Development Coach and the founder of Think to Succeed, New England Custom Remodeling, and ICONIC Alliance.

Kris exploded Think to Succeed into a worldwide coaching …

33. Hoppy Hour: The Power Of Engagement w/ Jeremy Barnes

October 29th, 2020


Jeremy is a senior accounting and financial management professional with experience in finance operations, strategic planning and analysis, and project management.

While serving in the military, he acquired the …

32. Promote The Brew w/ Scott Schmidt

October 22nd, 2020


Scott is the Co-Founder of Promote The Brew and the Market The Brew Podcast.

During his 30 plus years in marketing, Scott spent most of his time developing the Harley-Davidson worldwide dealer promotional products …

31. Make Your Money Work For You, Not Against You w/ Jonathan Fodera

October 1st, 2020


Jonathan Fodera is the President of Sprout Lending, a company that specializes in helping small business owners get access to working capital to sustain, grow, and enhance their businesses, and he’s also the host of …

30. Overcome Adversity w/ Jon Paramore

September 25th, 2020


Jon is an Entrepreneurial leader, business coach, and 1 of 5 Expert Value Speakers for GAF.

From a young age, he knew that he was geared to be an …

29. Gotta Show Up To BLOW UP!

September 18th, 2020


Life can be complicated sometimes, but you gotta show up no matter what life throws your way! Excuses are for weak people. If you want to be a winner you have to get the job done and show up in every area of your life! 

28. Sales & Distribution w/ Nate Levi

September 10th, 2020


Nate grew up in Colorful Colorado, and as far as he can remember, he has always been around good beer.

He worked as a bartender and restaurant …

27. Empower Yourself Through The Struggle w/ Trevor Cowley & Kale Goodman RBO

September 3rd, 2020


Trevor and Kale are serial entrepreneurs. Together they own multiple businesses including Easier Accounting & 60-day credit repair. They also own …

26. Marketing, Brand Identity, And Sales w/ Warren Bondi

August 27th, 2020


Warren is the Co-Founder & CMO at Beer Marketeers, a full-service marketing, design, and branding agency, that also offers sales and production …

25. Turn Knowledge Into Action & Get Massive Results

August 20th, 2020


Episode Notes:

4 steps to turn knowledge into action and get results.

Knowledge without action = failure

1. Developed Discipline

  • Discipline is …

24. Take Time To Invest In Yourself & Watch Your Business Grow w/ Tony Whatley

August 13th, 2020


Tony Whatley, "The Side Hustle Millionaire" is a business mentor, speaker, best-selling author, and podcast host.

He is best known as the Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community that grew into the largest …

23. Make America Fit Again w/ Marc Zalmanoff "The Fitness Ninja"

August 6th, 2020


Marc "The Fitness Ninja" Zalmanoff is the owner of Marc Z Fitness & Nutrition in Frisco, Texas.

Since 2003, he has been providing highly effective workouts and nutrition guidance to willing (and unwilling) …

22. Supercharge Your Customers' Virtual Experience w/ Matthew Leff

July 30th, 2020


Matt Leff is the founder and owner of Rhizome Productions.

Rhizome Productions is an event production company based in Nashville, Tennessee. They conceive and produce craft beer, spirits, and food events with a focus on …

21. The Ultimate Guide To A Successful Content Marketing Strategy w/ Amy Brooks & Morgan Culhane

July 23rd, 2020


Amy and Morgan are the founders of Content on Draft, a digital marketing firm with a craft beverage focus.

They specialize in creating custom …

20. Rebranding & Repurposing Your Business For Success w/ Isaac Arthur

July 16th, 2020


Isaac Arthur is a cofounder of CODO Design, an Indianapolis-based branding firm founded on the belief that they can create better work by directly …

19. Develop Your Marketing & Sales Skills To Grow Your Brewery w/ Julie Rhodes

July 9th, 2020


Julia Rhodes is the owner of Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions, a consulting company that offers online educational programs and customized coaching …

18. "All Of Us or None Of Us" Empowering Women And Diversity In the Craft Beer Industry w/ Tara Nurin.

July 2nd, 2020


Tara is the beer and spirits contributor for Forbes as well as a writer for several publications such as Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Vice Munchies, VinePair, SevenFifty Daily, and THCNet, a B-to-B website covering …

17. The Power Of Video Marketing To Grow Your Brewery & Crush Your Sales w/ Bryant Vander Weerd

June 25th, 2020


Bryant Vander Weerd is a three-time Emmy award-winning videographer and motion designer and the owner of Full Poor Media, a full-service creative …

16. Establishing The Authenticity Of Your Brand To Grow Your Brewery w/ Tristan Chan

June 18th, 2020


Tristan Chan is the Owner and Founder of

PorchDrinking is a national craft beer publication focused on great storytelling within the beer industry. With writers across the country, PorchDrinking has …

15. BottleShare, A Relentless Commitment To Serve the Craft Beverages Community w/ Christopher Glenn

June 11th, 2020


Christopher Glenn is the Owner and Executive Director of BottleShare

Through donations, events, and collaborations, Bottleshare supports industry …

14. Mapping Out Creative Solutions to Expand Your Brewery w/ W. Kyle Smith

June 4th, 2020


Kyle Smith is a consultant for the beverage industry helping companies such as Black Lab Brewing Company, Escarpment Yeast, and Stonehooker Brewing …

13. Boosting Your Brewery's Sales, Marketing & Distribution Strategies w/ Rick Laxague

May 28th, 2020


Rick Laxague is a well-known expert and consultant in the Craft Beer Industry with over 20 years of experience in the three-tier system: restaurants, …

12. Sell More Beer Online Using A Fully Automated Online Ordering Menu w/ Adam Niec

May 21st, 2020


Adam is the co-founder of Certain Pay, a merchant processing company that helps grow and protect businesses around the country through valuable and …

11. Creating An Exceptional Customer Experience In Your Taproom! w/ Andrew Coplon

May 14th, 2020


Andrew is the Founder of Secret Hopper along with his wife, Stacie.  

Having spent the past 19 years managing a food service that oversees large events at sports and entertainment venues across the country, Andrew …

10. How Knowing The Data Can Impact Your Brewery's Revenue & Future Sales w/ Aled Owens Hopalytics

May 7th, 2020


Welcome back to The Brewing Business Show!

This week I have the honor to introduce you to Aled Owens

Aled is the founder of Hopalytics, a data analytics organization supporting the craft beer industry through tracking …

9. Turning a Supplement Company Into a Multi-Million Hand Sanitizer Production During a Pandemic w/ Brandon Gazaway

April 30th, 2020


This week I have the honor to bring as a guest a Multi-million Dollar Entrepreneur, leader, and mindset strategist, Brandon Gazaway

As a young leader …

8. Sales Strategies For Your Brewery w/ Aaron Gore

April 23rd, 2020


Aaron has spent most of his adult life either selling beer to retailers, selling beer to customers, or managing a team doing the same.

Starting in …

7. Innovating The Financial Strategies Of Your Brewery w/ Audra Gaiziunas

April 16th, 2020


Audra is the CEO of Bhramari Brewing Company and Owner of Brewed For Her Ledger in Asheville, North Carolina.

She has worked with 190+ breweries and …

Differentiating Your Brewery And Identifying Your Ideal Customers To Make More Sales w/ Mike Claudio

April 14th, 2020


If you have a sales team in your brewery, or you supply equipment, raw ingredients, and other services to breweries of all sizes...

You don't want to miss this episode!

This week, I have the honor to bring as a guest …

Crafting A Business Strategy w/ Dr. Sam Holloway

April 5th, 2020


This week 'The Brewing Business Show' is back for Episode 5!  

Every day more brewery owners are understanding that running a beer business it’s not simply about making the best beer. There are many other moving pieces …

Small Business Financing for Breweries w/ Zach Siegel, the 'Small Biz Hero'

April 3rd, 2020


Welcome back to The Brewing Business Show!  

In this week's episode, we will be talking about Business Financing.  

A business loan can be a powerful …

Payment Processing Systems for Breweries w/Marshall Lowy

April 2nd, 2020


Welcome back to The Brewing Business Show!  

In this week's episode, we will discuss a complicated topic for business owners to understand, 'Payment Processing Systems.'  

A strong payment processor can be a business's …

The Importance Of Your Health As a Brewery Owner and Entrepreneur w/ Jason Priest

April 1st, 2020


Welcome back to The Brewing Business Show!  

In this week’s episode, I have the honor to introduce to you, Jason Priest.

Jason is the founder of Dad Bod Health. He’s a registered nurse, personal trainer, health coach, …

'Core Values' The Cornerstone of Any Successful Business w/ Tomas Keenan

March 31st, 2020


Welcome to the “The Brewing Business Show”  

In our first episode, I have the honor to introduce to you, Tomas Keenan!  

Tomas is an entrepreneur, business coach, author of the Best-Selling Book ‘Unfuck Your Business,' …

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