The What's Your Problem? Podcast

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This is a podcast where we talk about the real problems (and possible solutions) of everyday business owners and professionals in and around Middle Tennessee and beyond!

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Dan McCarthy :: Planting the Seeds for Re-Opening Michigan – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 59

April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Quarantine…..there are varying magnitudes of lock down. Each state has different interpretations of what their citizens are *not* to do.   My brother, Daniel McCarthy makes his Primer debut to talk about what is going on in his state of Michigan. He is leading an initiative at his law firm to address Michigan Governor Gretchen […]

Kim McKeeman :: Marketing In The Midst of a Crisis – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 58

April 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the first things that business owners cut during the beginnings of a tough economy are their marketing budgets.   Now’s the time to keep your story going however you can.   ****WATCH this episode and subscribe!    Kim McKeeman owns McKeeman Communications. “We’re not a traditional PR agency, and we like that. We’re […]

Let’s Talk About Your Wins – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 58

March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last Friday I asked people to share with me their wins for the week, no matter how small they were. I didn’t expect much. ****LISTEN to this episode and subscribe! A few days and 100+ comments later, people are still commenting. In any dark time, it always helps to be grateful for what you have, […]

Matt Dubiel :: Your Employment and The Power of Leverage – The JMVO Weekly Primer Podcast Ep 56

February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The economy is good and unemployment is very low. That *doesn’t* mean that you can rest on your laurels when it comes to company loyalty.   Watch this episode and subscribe! The largest radio station operator in the US, iHeartMedia recently “displaced” over 1100 of their Programming, On-Air, and Production staff.   The cuts […]

Networking and How I’ve Been a Failure – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 55

February 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yep…I thought myself as a failure for many years…this is about as real as I’ve been in a long time.   ****WATCH this episode and subscribe!! Thanks to various elements of conditioning I’ve had early in life, I’ve felt the stigma of a hopeless future embrace me.   I honestly don’t think of myself as […]

Hamburger Client Deep Dive and Rate Shaming – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 54

January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Yeah…so…the audio production guy (me) had an issue with the recording of this episode due to various software changes. I promise you the quality of the info is…, sound! I know. Bear with me….. ****WATCH this episode and subscribe at: There is a ton of rate shaming that goes on in VO land these days […]

Witch Hunts, Cultural Attitude and Superheroes – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 53

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are living through event similar to the late 1930’s. ****Watch this episode and subscribe at If you’ve ever had a meeting with me, it’s likely that I’ve brought up the book “Pendulum” written by Michael Drew and Roy H. Williams. Buy the book here: Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict […]

The POWER of FAILURE :: Interview with My Daughter’s Teacher – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 52

October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Teacher/parent nights have become a part of our world these past few years and they seem to get more interesting as the grades ascend. ****Watch this episode and subscribe to the podcast!  I always am eager to hear about the state-run curriculum handed down to the schools while measuring each of my kid’s teacher’s enthusiasm […]

How to be CREATIVE with your Podcast! – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 51 w Spence

August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yes, Spence is one of those one-word artists. Deservedly so. ****Watch this episode and subscribe/rate at: I met Spence in 2001 when I took the big radio career leap to what was then CBS/Las Vegas. I had been toiling away at i95 WRKI for several years and received an opportunity to work alongside greats […]

How to be both a Creative *and* a Salesperson – JMVO Weekly Primer Ep 50 w Mayur and Amanda

July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Creatives are great at being immersed in their art. I know a ton of videographers, photographers, songwriters, musicians and graphic artists who are great at their craft.   The one thing most of them share?   The inability to emotionally remove themselves enough from their art to effectively sell it.   ***Watch this episode: […]

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