Growth Think Tank (fka "Leaders in the Trenches")

All leaders have a vision of the future that filters out distractions that come along with being an entrepreneur. Many times the vision does not come with the “how” of accomplishing it, because what they see is so big. Today, my guest Carolina Albano from Wholly Pops had a vision of a bright future where our children are empowered by natural food and healthy choices. Carolina’s journey has not been easy and her time in the trenches continues, but I wanted to share her story with you to inspire you to envision bigger where you don’t get stuck in the “how.” See how Carolina’s 100 year vision allowed her to break free of the trap of a job and become a social entrepreneur. After listening, check out the videos on The Wholly Pops KickStarter campaign.

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Content marketing is all the rage. To some people it’s just a buzzword, but content marketing real. I wholeheartedly believe in content marketing because creating valuable content for your website such as blogs, videos and audio (i.e., podcasts) is important to grow your business. Every business that has an online presence is judged by the content they publish or don’t publish.

Get the show notes for 095 Gene Hammett | Why Content Marketing Is Not the Silver Bullet

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Sales to many people represents the pushy and sometimes even the slimy. When you have even the slightest resistance to sales, you tend to look for ways to avoid it. Let me share a secret with you: this kind of thinking is hurting your business (and your bank account). Wes Schaeffer from The Sales Whisperer talks with me about Sales and the mindset that creeps into our heads causing us to make excuses about not making that sales call or even that follow- up call that is important to our business. Listen in to this interview to shift your sales into a new gear.

Get the show notes for 094 Wes Schaeffer | Do You Believe Sales is a Dirty Word?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am EST

Many people have misconceptions about events. Not all events are three days and hundreds or thousands of people. In fact, events come in all sizes. Today we talk about small intimate events that can boost your business. Abbie Burhans with Event Foundations has worked in the hospitality industry for years and she now helps coaches (and others) organize their small events to showcase their brilliance. Listen in to this episode for a dose of creativity to grow your business.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Many entrepreneurs hold the common belief that “trying harder” will lead them to personal and financial success. They continue to try harder even though results are lacking. “Trying Harder” is not the solution. In fact, trying harder is the problem, because it keeps you from seeing what you need to see. Emily Chase Smith shares her journey from being a bankruptcy lawyer to becoming Financially Savvy. Emily talks about how she used to work harder to find her way (sound familiar?) to discovering the power of stepping back and gaining a new perspective.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

I love podcasts. But I love being a podcaster even more. This is the best decision I have ever made for my business marketing and lead generation. There are so many advantages to having your audience listen to your voice (typically without the distraction of a screen). Where do you listen to podcasts? See what I mean. Listen in to this episode where I share how podcasting is creating “super fans” and what that means they are connecting with the audience in a deeper way than other platforms can offer. Also register for the next webinar on my podcast system (the tools, steps and tricks). Go to this URL for the next training: http://leadersinthetrenches.com/podcast.

Get the show notes for 089 Gene Hammett | Power of Podcasting

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:52am EST

Entrepreneurs get into business because of a skill and to solve problems. However, they rarely think of the mindset of being an entrepreneur. Your inner beliefs, values and possibility is all contained in your mindset. Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited , shares his insights on being a successful entrepreneur. This episode dives deep into the thinking and the limitations we set for ourselves.

Get the show notes for 088 Michael Gerber | Entrepreneur, Do You Know How Broken Your Mindset Is?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:42am EST

Building a business is not easy because there are so many skills, talents and other factors that impact your success. There are challenges that impede you and most of them are not external factors. Dr. Carri Drzyzga shares how a “true” coach has changed her trajectory of her business. Discover why Dr. Carri got a coach and see what that can do for you. Join me in the interview on Leaders in the Trenches.

Get the show notes for 087 Dr Carri Drzyzga | The True Value of a Business Coach

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:16am EST

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