62: RSI Security Founder & Managing Director John Shin on Cybersecurity, Fitness, & Growing a Successful Company

RSI Security Founder & Managing Director John Shin on Cybersecurity, Fitness, & Growing a Successful Company

Welcome to episode 62 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have John Shin, Founder & Managing Director of RSI Security, stopping by for a fascinating discussion on cybersecurity, fitness, and growing his company. John is a man of great insights and many talents, one of which is playing the saxophone. At first glance, cybersecurity may seem distant from health, but as you know the philosophy around here, everything is a potential input to the human system that can be a plus or minus.

Besides a little talk on cybersecurity, we also discuss fitness, building up a team, and managing your sanity during times of uncertainty. Besides contributing to Forbes, John is also the author of multiple research papers for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and others.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • John’s morning routine along with his overall wellness routine
  • The value that John sees in Crossfit
  • John’s origin story and how that shaped him into who he is today
  • John’s impetus to start RSI Security
  • John’s initial insights and development as an entrepreneur
  • What he enjoys most about what he does
  • John’s lessons on building up a team and culture
  • Something John wish people knew more about concerning cybersecurity (and this can affect your mental health)
  • The future of cybersecurity (and if you look underneath the hood, you’ll see its connection to your personal well-being)
  • Advice to entrepreneurs right now dealing with a lot of uncertainty around their business (and life)
  • And much more

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60: Internationally Acclaimed Matchmaker Amy Andersen on Love in the Time of COVID and Becoming “Silicon Valley’s Cupid”

Internationally Acclaimed Matchmaker Amy Andersen on Love in the Time of COVID and Becoming “Silicon Valley’s Cupid”

Welcome to episode 60 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Amy Andersen, founder, and CEO of Linx Dating, stopping by for a fascinating discussion on dating as an entrepreneur and high net worth individual, along with diving into her story of becoming one of the world’s most exclusive matchmakers.

Amy has established herself as the premier matchmaker in Silicon Valley and beyond now. Besides tech execs, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals, Amy’s helped celebrities and even royalty. Lastly, Amy has a great business mind and shares insights that many entrepreneurs can apply to their businesses.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • 1 to 2 lessons from childhood that shaped Amy into who she is today
  • Some of the more “extreme” ways that Amy has matched her clients with their dream partner
  • The value of taking “risks”
  • Amy’s transition from financial analysts to a global matchmaker
  • Amy’s path to being an international success and working with influential people 
  • Forging a healthy mindset & perspective to persevere during the early days of your business
  • How to go about building your network
  • Amy’s company Linx and the typical process for a client there
  • Some struggles that high-net-worth and high performing individuals have with dating
  • Dating during COVID (and what some of Amy’s clients are doing)
  • Amy’s non-negotiable wellness habits
  • And much more

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58: Feed.FM Co-founder & COO Lauren Pufpaf on How Music Impacts Your Fitness and Navigating The Turntables and Boardroom Tables

Feed.FM Co-founder & COO Lauren Pufpaf on How Music Impacts Your Fitness and Navigating The Turntables and Boardroom Tables

Welcome to episode 58 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have Lauren Pufpaf, Co-founder & COO of Feed.Fm, stopping by for a fascinating discussion on how music and fitness are intimately connected along with life as an entrepreneur and DJ. Everywhere you turn, music is there, molding our emotions for the moment. Lauren is a house music DJ with over 20 years of experience, appearing in cities all over the world.

She meshes a passion for music (and a vinyl collection) with 15 years of proven success building emerging startups into lasting brands. Before co-founding Feed.fm, Lauren held executive leadership positions at companies including Styleseat, Blurb, Current.TV, and LiquidSpace.


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In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • Lauren’s life as a DJ and what initially got her interested in it
  • Lauren’s background and the surprising lessons from being in the marching band
  • Feed.Fm’s origin story
  • The evolution and process for finding your sweet spot in the market
  • About maintaining your mental health and sanity while building your company
  • The benefits of having co-founders
  • How music impacts your fitness
  • How Feed.Fm measures the effectiveness of music
  • Lauren’s biggest challenge at the moment (and I’m sure you can relate)
  • A framework for making decisions and knowing if something is a good opportunity
  • How to go about building a team
  • The unique challenges of being a female entrepreneur
  • The vision for Feed.Fm in the coming future
  • Lessons and insights gained during the lockdown
  • About juggling motherhood and personal well being on top of being an entrepreneur
  • A discussion on music and Marvin Gaye (you know this put a smile on my face)
  • And much more

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