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

Do you believe in putting your customers first? It is a common thought. At many levels it makes total sense. However, today's guest is Jay Samit, author of Disrupt You!, a best selling book about innovation and growth. Jay shares insights about why this common thinking has limits as you are growing your company and becoming a strong CEO. Listen to this episode and disrupt your company.

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When you lay in bed at night after a long day, what do you think about? Are you beating yourself up over what you didn’t do? Our guest today is Ryan Walsh. What he shares with us could make or break your business. Listen in to find out why you may want to shift your perspective on what you think you “SHOULD” be doing vs. going with what your passion and purpose is.

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Launching a business is easy. Launching a successful business is what is hard. Your job as leader is to make your business successful. Joel Boggess, co-host for ReLaunch podcast and best selling author, shares his journey to launching. What he learned in his latest venture is critical to your success. It is about responsibility...yes, you have to listen in to hear what Joel has to say.

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Your habits determine your health, wealth and happiness. It is not the pivotal moments in life...it is your day-to-day choices. Todd Tresidder shares insights on creating wealth. The often talked about yet rarely carried out aspects of wealth building as a leader or CEO are the focus of this episode. Listen to Todd's practical and actionable steps.

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Building a business fast is likely your goal. You can take your time, but fast movers tend to learn the lessons and grab the mind share of the market. Today we discuss the key elements of a fast growing brand. Our guest is Kimra Luna. Kimra built a business by being authentic and adding value to her people. Kimra's success goes beyond money (she did that too), but it is even a bigger deal to grow a thriving community of 20,000 people that just love her. Find out the secrets in today's interview.

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Do you have a clear idea of what you want your clients and prospects to say about you? This is the key to your success in building your business. Joe Calloway describes what it takes to be magnetic and create the business you want. Listen to this episode to learn how to be the best at what matters most.

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Breaking free to a new level is rarely if ever done by doing more of what you are already doing. And doing what everyone in your industry is doing is actually the hard way. I say this hoping to inspire you to have the courage to do something new and dare I say...different. Ryan Boughen is our guest in this episode and he shares what he did to this is mortgage business to the next level.

Get the show notes for 184 | The Foundation to Start Your Business with Mortgage Broker Ryan Boughen

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Positioning yourself to your marketing is often overlooked. Look around and be totally honest wtih yourself...are you positioned as an expert for a particular industry, technology or result? Or perhaps, you are one of many people that do what you do. Sue B Zimmerman is an expert on Instagram and has a strong passion for this social platform. Sue shares her perspective on being the expert in ONE area.

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Getting more quality leads for your business is not about going broader. You are much better off narrowing your focus to the right clients. Not all clients are the same. Do you know your ideal client? In this show, Marc Mawhinney from the podcast Natural Born Coaches shares his insights to why you want to niche and how to niche. Listen in to discover how to get more quality leads for your business.

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If you want to be a speaker (paid or unpaid), you want to understand how meeting planners think. In this episode, Shirley Hogsett shares her years of experience on working with meeting planners to help you understand how to contact and engage meeting planners. Shirley operates the Destiny Speakers Bureau.

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Charging higher fees and positioning yourself in your market are essential to quick growth and lasting success. Jason Leister from the Incomparable Expert podcast gives ways to charge more as well as the route to getting better clients.

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If you don't have what you want, it is because you don't understand something. Misinformation is what gets in the way of your success. Lee Odden from Top Rank Blog is our guest and he shares insights on thought leadership. I learned tons from this episode so I know you will enjoy the value. Discover the strategies to be a market leader.

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Relationships are the lifeblood of life and business. What are you doing to "up- level" your relationships? Kevin Thompson shares new insights on building relationships with A-List types in business. Kevin is a master at joint venture relationships and if you don't know what JVs are,you must listen to this episode.

Get the show notes for 178 | Connecting People in A Powerful Way with Kevin Thompson

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Running a business takes courage. It takes heaps of courage. In today's interview with Paul Durante, we dive deep into why courage is so important. Paul is a business partner with Jay Abraham (mentor to Tony Robbins) and all of this came to be because Paul had courage. You will also get some key insights into leveraging media for your business.

Get the show notes for 177 | The Courage to be an Entrepreneur with Paul Durante

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Why do some websites experience conversions while others don't? By "conversion" I mean a sale on the website or an exchange of an email to get something of value. If you have a website, you want conversions. Our guest today is Alex Harris of AlexDesigns.com and he shares what it takes to make conversions on your website. You will gain new awareness on what is really going on after listening to Alex today.

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When you "steal the show," you are performing at your highest levels. Do you want to be a better performer in all of life's important moments? Do you want to influence your audience when it counts – during sales conversations, business presentations, keynote speeches, and more – and succeed in high-stakes situations? We have 5-time NY best selling author, Michael Port, on the show today and he shares his wisdom on performing at your highest level. This is for speakers, coaches, consultants and just about anybody ready to raise their game.

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Ken Dunn is the Founder and Chief of Reader’s Legacy - an online space for the new age of publishing. Reader’s Legacy is bound and determined to revolutionize the way people read, and experience books. Of course, this episode is more than just about books -it’s about revolutionizing the way we do things. It’s about pushing the margin and obeying your vision. Tune in here as we discuss the power of determination and passion.

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When you have to make more money or launch a new project, do you immediately think you have to work harder? Well working harder is rarely the right answer. Today's guest is Michelle Bersell who shares insights about what is really going on behind getting more done. Listen to this episode to discover the power of emotional blocks in your life.

Get the show notes for 172 | Working Hard Is Not The Answer with Michelle Bersell

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Our inner core VALUES are what drive our lives and businesses. Self proclaimed “THRIVE-OLOGIST” Sue Guiher reminds us of the importance of getting back in touch with our core essence. What is our core essence anyway, you might ask? Your core essence is who you have always been - since the beginning. It’s why you left the industry you might have worked for and what caused you to make the decision of going off and doing it on your own. Remember? Once we connect with this part of ourselves once again, our decisions, connections and flow fall into place. Lean into this episode for more on this!

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One concept that we constantly look at on our entrepreneurial journey is our sense of self- VALUE. Why? Because as many of us already know, it affects EVERY aspect of our business. Be it our interactions with our clients, what we decide for our pricing, and the impact and power of the service we provide. In this episode, we talk about just how important it is to develop a healthy mindset around our own sense of self VALUE with guest Carrie Greene.

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Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed in your business? Could it be maybe because you are doing everything yourself? The creating, sales and all the administrative tasks on the back end? What will it take to surrender some of the control and build a team for your business? And if you already have a team, what would it take to create a smooth and consistent system that works for everyone? Lean in to this episode where Revenue Specialist - Sonaya Williams gives us some top insight on creating an Automation System that’s simple for all members of the team.

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How are you showing up in the world and in your business? You may think that style and appearance is an insignificant and maybe even a superficial area to focus on. Catherine Cassidy - founder of U Styled says it is everything. In fact, our presence (mostly made up by our style) makes up 55% of our communication. Meanwhile, our verbal communication only makes up 7%! Catherine shares more on how our style is a representation of our inner attitude and thus why it’s important to start making some tweaks to our style. If connecting with others effectively is part of your business strategy, you’ll want to listen carefully to this episode.

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Our podcast guest Aaron Walker had all the money and “things” he could ever want until certain events in his life catalyzed him to shift his paradigm of thinking in big ways. What poses the pivotal question: “What do you want?” And at the end of the day, we all want the same thing: Relationships. Relationships bring meaning and color to our lives. Something that things and money could never offer. How do we build a life around what we want then? Lean into this episode where Aaron tells us HOW.

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If you’re a service based business owner, then you’ll want to lean into this episode. More than likely, you have thought about or have found that the membership model could be advantageous not only to you but to your customers as well. Our guest for this episode is Robbi Baxter- an expert in the membership model. Listen in to how you can adopt the membership model to your business that potentially create genuine community and connection (what we all crave at the deepest level!)

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Every business, yes every business, needs clients to survive. Find out in this episode what it takes to get a steady flow of ideal clients. I interview Dov Gordon who coaches entrepreneurs to create a steady flow of ideal clients. Dov shares a simple set of questions to help you on your journey.

Get the show notes for 174 | A Constant Flow of Ideal Clients with Dov Gordon

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Are you familiar with what it means to be the “Extreme Expert?” Today’s episode is about niching down your business so that you get to serve exactly who you are meant to serve. This is what works. This is what will determine sustainable success for you, your clients and your bank account. Lean into this episode for some new insights around letting go of the fear of niching. Chala Dincoy reminds us that each of us possess our own special form of strength and magic.

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As entrepreneurs, we can get caught up in the business side of things. There’s so much to think about: funnels, list building, package pricing, website design, and the list just goes on and on. Today’s guest- Rich Litvin, co- author of The Prosperous Coach believes all that business ‘stuff’ falls right into place when the individual is in FLOW. FLOW is who we truly are minus our limiting belief systems. It is who we are without fear. As a coach, Rich has made it his aim to help those who want to help themselves by cleaning up the lens they see through. Through the practice of deep coaching, asking powerful questions and showing up as purely authentic, we can all be the types of coaches who make shift happen for our clients.

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Feeling tired and overwhelmed is all too common in the world of business ownership. What do you do when you are tired and you have more work to do? Do you press on? Do you grab a sugary drink? Well, what if you had a better understanding of mental fatigue? Our guest today is Dr. Carri Drzyzga who is a functional medicine expert. Discover some simple strategies to improve your energy levels and get more done in the process.

Get the show notes for 163 | Understanding and Improving Your Mental Fatigue with Dr. Carri Drzyzga

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We are all busy. We are all trying to fit in all that we can in a day. The more we do, the more productivity we feel. But what if “busyness is the enemy to your business?” I had the honor to interview Coach Bru or to some John Brubaker. Coach Bru shared his insights on focusing on what matters and about the importance of being a role model to others. A great concept to understand is “Everything you do is contagious” - meaning that what you do others will also do. I think it also applies to what you do presently and how that has a ripple effect for later.

Get the show notes for 162 | Busyness is The Enemy To Your Business with Coach John Brubaker

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There are 2 traditional approaches in the marketing world. For many, they start by chasing the masses so they can see what works. Others look for a target audience. I think both of these are wrong. I think we should be looking to find our audience and find the profitable niche that is ideal for us. Listen to Jeff Goins, speaker, author and blogger. He is the author of The Art of Work and The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing. Jeff shares why it is so important to finding your audience.

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Have you thought about writing a book to position you in the marketplace? Would you trust a book marketer that doesn’t have a book? Yeah, me neither. But today’s guest is Tim Grahl, an expert in author and book marketing. He is also the author of “Your First 1000 copies”. Listen to Tim in part 2 of our interview where he explains about how he used his book to propel his business forward. Don’t forget the overall picture of this interview which is about niching.

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Have you thought about writing a book to position you in the marketplace? Would you trust a book marketer that doesn’t have a book? Yeah, me neither. But today’s guest is Tim Grahl, an expert in author and book marketing. He is also the author of “Your First 1000 copies”. Listen to Tim in part 2 of our interview where he explains about he used his book to propel his business forward. Don’t forget the overall picture of this interview which is about niching.

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Target Audience: Tim helps authors build their platform, connect with fans and sell more books.

[spp-tweet ""I asked myself if i could find a common denominator in the things I enjoyed" ~Tim Grahl"]

As an entrepreneur you kind of flounder around looking for something that works. Before the glory days he is currently living, Tim was a freelancer working in a cubicle where he was programming code. He helped people build things like Wordpress in the days when no one knew how to build Wordpress. But, he couldn’t ever get ahead moneywise. He decided to hire a coach: Josh Kauffman. Josh guided Tim in identifying what kind of work did he really want to do in order to create a focus and a system that would produce result over and over again. This also finally allowed Tim to get really good at something rather than mediocre at everything. During this process, Tim discovered he really liked working with authors.

[spp-tweet ""I didn't just look at money, I looked at lifestyle too" ~Tim Grahl"]

159-Tim-Grahl-socialAs a beginner, it is perfectly fine to do many different things in order to figure out what you’re really good at. Once identified however, you want to hone in on a more narrowed array of skills and become the expert. Tim asked himself what the common denominator was in the things he enjoyed and focused. He not only considered the money aspect but more importantly what it meant for his lifestyle too. Although authors (his niche) can’t pay the most he knew he enjoyed the work and the lifestyle it provided him.

So why did Tim need to hire a coach? Tim knew he was making mistakes because he knew it wasn’t supposed to be so hard. There were so many details and he couldn’t see all the blindspots. His coach helped him to see what was causing him so much trouble. Nothing trumps getting one person who knows what they’re talking about to give you advice. Asking for this kind of help is a strength and the fastest way to get over obstacles.

[spp-tweet ""If I have to pick between time and freedom, I always choose freedom" ~Tim Grahl"]

Tim worked for Remit Seti who put out this pdf (along with Charlie Hoen) which turned into a book: The Recession Proof Graduate. It lays out a simple way of getting clients and experience in an industry you may not have any. It shows entrepreneurs how to build up a client base from nothing without putting in too much work while reflecting your expertise. Tim decided to focus on finding the big name authors and do the work for free. This helped him to collect valuable testimonials. He then Worked for Dan Pink and just asked that he intended to keep working with him. 6 years later- they still work together. Whether you continue to work with any client, it’s still experience and an opportunity gather testimonials either way.

[spp-tweet ""I knew i was making mistakes because I knew it wasn’t supposed to be this hard" ~Tim Grahl"]

Develop SYSTEMS & stop trading time for money...

A System allows you to do certain tasks over and over which yield the same results. You can either create checklist or you get a computer to do it for you. This simplifies things and frees you from hiring people.

Tim eventually created an online course to teach people these things. He now sells his consulting business over and over again in such a way that helps more people and frees up his time.

[spp-tweet ""I reached out to a coach because I was failing and needed help"~Tim Grahl"]

More to come on Tim Grahl! Stay tuned for part 2!

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Why Tim hired a coach and why you should too
  • How to stop trading time for money
  • The power of systems
  • Why Tim chooses freedom over anything else
  • Why working for free builds your reputation

[spp-tweet ""Nothing trumps getting one person who knows what they’re talking about to give you advice" ~Tim Grahl"]

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[spp-tweet ""Doing free work reflects your expertise and that you can be trusted goes a long way" ~Tim Grahl"]

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Entrepreneurship can be a lonely experience at times. For all of us entrepreneurs, this makes sense. We also know that what brought us to the experience entrepreneurship is our inner ‘crazy.’ Not everyone in our lives may understand the path that we are on because it truly is the road less traveled. John is here to tell us that that’s ok! This is just one of the many things we must surrender to as entrepreneurs. Because in our letting of this “stuff” we can clear the path for the BIGGER and the more AMAZING.

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Taking your marketing to the next level will take your quality of clients to the next level. Today’s guest is Jon Loomer, who has taken his experience in social media from big brands like the NBA and American Cancer Society to create a powerful business serving those that want advanced marketing. Discover a unique approach to using remarketing that gave him an unbelievable opt-in rate. Jon shares with you what marketing looks like in 2015.

Get the show notes for 157 | Using Advanced Marketing with Jon Loomer

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The meaning of leadership today is shifting significantly and it’s for the better. Join us on this podcast with Kare Anderson who says that leaders who possess a “WE not ME” mentality have greater impact for the collective. By truly knowing ourselves on a deep level, we can choose others to collaborate with. Leaders often think they’ve got to create impact on their own but according to Kare, this is not so! Lean in to this inspiring episode!

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I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on my website. I’ve learned what to do and what not to do and my advice is this: Be Tactful. Before you jump into handing over your credit card to the next service promising you leads, I want you to take a step back and get to really know your ideal client. Nothing you do can be effective if you are not drawing in your ideal clients to your website. And you know what else? If you’re not a big fan of marketing, I’ve got good news for you. When you do it right and when you provide real VALUE to your ideal clients, it doesn’t feel like marketing. Lean in for all this and more...

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Are you guessing what and how things are converting on your website? A lot of people do it this way and if you’re one of those people, you really want to lean into this episode. Today’s podcast guest, Dustin Drees tells us why it’s so important to drop the guessing game and determine what the real numbers are for optimal success. Plus, with the technology we’ve got at hand, determining numbers has become an exact science. As always, if you’re not into the numbers and research game, you want to hire someone to do that for you since this is a crucial factor for your business.

Get the show notes for 154 | Digital Marketing: What’s Working Now Episode 2 of 3 with Dustin Drees

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

I know you’ve seen lots of entrepreneurs out there killing it online through social media. Are you wondering how you can do it too? Well our guest Andrew Medal today tells us how his company Agent Beta helps entrepreneurs do just that! Digital Marketing is a gigantic field and guess what? It’s growing at a super speed like never before. An entrepreneur, you’ve got tons of tasks you’re juggling, so what are you willing to let go of? Find out why it’s better to hand this off to experts in this field to grow your business without going insane!

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Do you have all the leads you can handle?  Do you have high-quality leads for your business?  Well, usually the answer is - I can use more of those, thank you.  There are many ways to build leads for your business, but one powerful channel that many are not using is Facebook.  Today's guest is Valerie Shoopman, who is a Social Media Expert...but her main focus is Facebook ads.  Listen in to the interview as we discuss how you can focus on your ideal clients and get a steady stream of leads rolling in.

Get the show notes for 152 | Lead Generation with Facebook Ads with Valerie Shoopman

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am EST

Have you heard of the power of vulnerability?  Being vulnerable is often considered to a sign of weakness.  Today's guest is Rohit Bhargava, who is a best selling author and an expert on the non-obvious path to success. We talk about perfection and imperfection.  Do you have the courage to show your imperfections? Listen to the show to find out how to use that courage.

Get the show notes for 151 | Being Imperfect: A Non-Obvious Path to Success with Rohit Bhargava

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Who doesn't want to be more charming? Well you should want this. With more charm you will add more to the lives of others than trying to beat them into submission. You get my point, right? Charm is rarely thought about in the busy lives of us leaders. Today we explore deep into charm with Jordan Harbinger, from “The Art of Charm”. We talk about increasing social influence and building trust. Get all the charm you can handle with this episode and add some to your life/business too.

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Join us for our final episode in a 3 part series of Hiring and Managing a Sales Rep! We’ll dig into the process of hiring and firing in this one too. Reflecting back on this series, episode 147 with Mark Jamnick focused on how to motivate your team for heightened performance, while episode 148 with Joe Kouffman focused on hiring traits you should look for. This episode builds upon the series and expands into how to fire a sales rep too. Listen in to get the full scoop on why you MUST take your time on this one!

Get the show notes for 149 | Hiring and Managing Sales Rep Series 3 of 3 With Gene Hammett

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EST

Today is all about the hiring process for your first or your next sales rep. Don't take this lightly. Hiring the wrong person will derail you in many ways. Be smart about bringing in the RIGHT person. Our guest today is Joe Koufman with AgencySparks. Joe didn't start out as a master of sales. It took years of work and likely a kick in the pants too. Joe shares insights on what characteristics make for high performing salespeople. Joe shares one book that he recommends to all businesses, especially digital agencies. Listen in to this episode to be enlightened on what it takes to hire right when it comes to sales.

Get the show notes for 148 | Hiring and Managing Sales Rep Series 2 of 3 With Joe Koufman

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Sales is a critically important part of your business success.  In fact, it’s arguably the most important part. Most business owners have to learn to sell and position their products and services with blood, sweat and tears.  When they figure it out, they hold on to this part with tenacity and refuse to let go.  Meanwhile, there are others eager to hire someone to do the networking, relationship building and the endless calls to prospects.  Well, one of the most important hires you will make as a business owner will be the one that makes it rain (rain with money that is).

Get the show notes for 147 | Hiring and Managing Sales Rep Series 1 of 3 With Mark Jamnik

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:47am EST

If you want to do something different or new, you have be willing to do something new. Ok, not rocket science. Well this is only partly right. You have to be willing to let go of some stuff too. You might even have to let go of what made you reach your current level of success. This is the hard part. Today's guest is Jesse Moskel with Agile Marketing Solutions. We talk about a lot of stuff to make you successful in the game of business so tune in to get your dose of wisdom from a fellow Leader in the Trenches.

Get the show notes for 146 | Let Go of What You Have Now To Get Success With Jesse Moskel

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Have you ever had a client that stressed and frustrated you? I know you have. Even the newest of business owners have taken on a client that has turned out to be less than ideal. This episode is a wake-up call and a step-by-step plan on doing work that matters. It is about understanding what work matters to you (really matters to you) and it is about who you do it with. I believe we should be seeking to work with those that are INSPIRED by a new future. Discover some secrets in this episode about doing work that matters with inspired clients.

Get the show notes for 145 | Doing Work That Matters With Inspired Clients with Gene Hammett

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Most people wake up and rush around to “get it done.” Well, this is mostly a reactive mode that has you chasing your tail and just doing what comes up. There is another way. There is a better way. It is establishing a repeatable routine that positions your day for maximum effectiveness. Today's guest is best selling author of “The Miracle Morning” and all around amazing guy, Hal Elrod. Hal shares his framework for waking up on purpose with a purpose. Get the six elements of Hal's morning routine to improve the first minutes of your day to make the rest of your day amazing.

Get the show notes for 144 | Successful People Have a Morning Routine with Hal Elrod

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

There are businesses and there are movements. Business and movements  may or may not make money.  Business become your profession.  Movements become your purpose.  Today's guests are Andy Zitzmann and AJ Amyx.  We talk about starting a movement and building it to make a difference in the world.  Too many people are scared to break away from comfort and do work that really matters.  Discover what you can do about starting your movement.

Get the show notes for 143 | Starting A Movement with Andy Zitzmann and AJ Amyx

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

If the title didn’t catch your eye, lean in a little closer. Listen and learn to how Mike Agugliaro completely shifted his business by shifting his mindset, skills and frequency of taking action in as little as 10 months. It’s incredible what is possible when intentional tweaks are made. When in a place of true service, trust is one major factor essential to the process. It just goes to show that guiding others in producing successful results brings you extraordinary success.

Get the show notes for 142 | From $1 to $23 Million in Ten Months with Mike Agugliaro

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Creating content and sharing it is not enough. If you find yourself in the trenches, one of the reasons could be that you are not keeping track of your conversion rates. Zach Johnson shares with us today why tracking performance is essential. While this is no small task, this is something you could outsource. Game Changer for Profits does just that. If you are unsure about the performance of your conversion rates, lean into this episode to learn all about optimization.

Get the show notes for 141 | Creating Funnels for Ultimate Optimization with Zach Johnson

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Today, I share with you the the third episode in this “Get the Gig” series and what personally works for me. I’ll be specifically honing in on “unpaid” gigs that produce big payoffs. Getting on the stage requires that you get out of your comfort zone and stretch yourself. I’ll be sharing the common myths and mistakes people make in the process of booking their speaking gigs. And even more importantly how to land your gigs.

Get the show notes for 140 | Get the Gig: Series 3 of 3 with Gene Hammett

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Taking the stage is a great way to promote your business and claim your authority. You can do it at local events or your next step might be national events or perhaps you are ready to get paid. Discover the insider secrets with today's guest, Chris Brogan. Chris is a powerful and entertaining speaker. He shares what he has learned in his many years of getting paid well for speaking to corporations and even a 6th grade class too.

Get the show notes for 139 | Get the Gig – Speaker Series 2 of 3 with Chris Brogan

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Speaking on stages big or small is a great way to grow your business and position your authority.  If you have a message or just a desire to share your core belief, you can get some great tips inside this episode.  Today's guest is Jane Atkinson, author of “The Wealthy Speaker 2.0,” helps speakers catapult their business to the next level.  Jane is best known for helping people take big stages and get big money too.  She shares how you can position yourself from commodity to authority.

Get the show notes for 138 | Get the Gig – Speaker Series 1 of 3 with Jane Atkinson

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Most of us are conditioned to think that Leaders are “born.” In other words, you are either a born or leader or you are not. This is not true according to Brian Holmes who shares with us today that leaders are developed. Developing into a leader however, is not something one does so well alone. All great leaders have mentors and coaches because they know all too well that they cannot see their own blindspots. If you are seeking your inner leader, join us today to discover how you can create the right supports around you and fulfill your own destiny!

Get the show notes for 137 | Leaders Are Not Born- They’re Developed with Brian Holmes

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Leadership in business is essential yet often misunderstood. Leadership begins inside the leader; however most of the focus starts on the actions (external). Matt Miller is President and founder of School Spirit Vending. Matt talks about the culture of his company and how focusing on culture has shifted his impact. He shares the insights he has gained in building a very successful business that helps schools raise money for educational programs. Matt discusses with me about the speed of the leader and the importance of that in achieving goals.

Get the show notes for 136 | Speed Of The Team Is Determined By The Speed Of The Leader With Matt Miller

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It seems like we are surrounded with work and cannot find a way to create barriers between work and life. There is always so much to do and the stress that comes with life is just accepted as “the way it is”. In the interview with Chris Atley, we discuss balance and burnout. Chris has worked with entrepreneurs to make the shift from overwhelmed and overworked to peace and freedom. Discover what Chris had to work through so she could serve her audience.

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ONE YEAR!!! I can't believe it. Today, we talk about fear. Specifically, the fear that you encounter when you have to let go of something that is comfortable. It might even be working right now. Our guest is Pat Flynn. Pat is the founder of so many things – podcasts, books, apps, niched websites – but he is most known for “Smart Passive Income”. Pat shares the fears he faced in growing his business and hiring top players for his business (called Team Flynn). Pat also tells us who he would hire to be his coach – well if he could! Find out in this episode all about Pat, his fears and his dream coach.

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The difference between Charismatic Leadership and Inspirational Leadership may seem subtle. A leader can be charismatic and inspire others. It also works the other way too. But Inspirational Leadership is focused more on the greater good, whereas as the Charismatic Leader is more inwardly focused on himself. Our guest today is Peter Docker who is colleagues with Best Selling Author, Simon Sinek. Both Peter and Simon are spreading a message around the world to inspire people to be extraordinary and to do work that is significant. This interview is filled with wisdom and insights on being authentic and real. Join me by listening to this episode.

Get the show notes for 133 | Charismatic Leadership and Inspirational Leadership – Which Do You Want? with Peter Docker

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You hear it all the time: “share your real life.” Then you hear: “don't share too much.” Then you hear expert after expert with opinions that conflict with one another. Today's guest is Joel Comm.  Joel has a deep experience in all things internet marketing.  Today we focus most of the conversation about how to be authentic and real so that you can sell more.

Get the show notes for 132 | Be Authentic to Improve Know, Like and Trust with Joel Comm

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:39am EST

Here is a strategy to improve your business by paying more attention to the people that already trust you.  Yes, the clients you have worked so hard to serve are your best source for natural growth.  Noah Fleming, author of Evergreen, shares with us strategies to improve loyalty and increase referrals.  We talk about some of the common mistakes that business owners make.  Noah also shares his top tip to growing his business.  I totally agree with this one approach as the most important for business owners.

Get the show notes for 131 | Building a System for Referrals and Loyalty with Noah Fleming

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Think of this as a case study on the PROFITABLE NICHE where we explore the depth you can take a niched coaching business in 12 months. Jason Swenk is today's guest with a powerful story about the focus on your specific audience. Jason is a coach to digital agencies that strive to hit $1million in revenue and beyond. His fast track growth to $50,000 in sales per month (with only part-time help) is incredible. Discover what Jason had to let go of to reach this point plus what he believes are his critical factors to success. My hope is that Jason's story inspires you to take action to claim the clients that are ready for you and appreciate your work.

Get the show notes for 130 | The Importance of The Profitable Niche with Jason Swenk

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

Do you want more leads for your business? Do you want more quality leads? Lean in to today's episode as I combine many of the episodes with quotes, stories and tips. This is about finding Your profitable niche for your business. There is a free gift at the end of this episode that will help you get more leads. I am super passionate about this episode since this is a huge part of my work with my clients. I am happy to share it with you and would love your feedback on this episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:54am EST

As most entrepreneurs know all too well, disappointments are bound to happen. Knowing that the disappointments are coming can actually be a good thing. It does not mean you are bound to fail. Today's guest is Brian Smith. Brian is the founder of UGG. Yes, the iconic sheep skin boots that seem to be everywhere. Brian shares his story of getting that brand started. Over the first three years of this business, Brian saw many challenges. However, he shares how disappointments became his blessings. Join Brian and I in this episode so that you better prepare your business and your mindset for life's challenges.

Get the show notes for 128 | How Disappointments Become Blessings with Brian Smith

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EST

Systems are critically important to your business. If you don't have systems, you are likely not as productive as you can be. This episode is not for everyone, but if you are are thinking of starting a podcast or you already have one, this will help you. I had to learn the hard way to come up with a system that worked for me. Well here it is. I share with you the step-by-step process I used to produce 3 episodes a week for 8 months. It includes the tools and tips I learned along the way. I am sure I could trim this a bit, but it works for me with ease. I actually used to think creating a podcast was hard, but after diving in, I complete it in under 45 minutes per episode.

Get the show notes for 127 | My System to Produce My Podcast with Gene Hammett

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EST

Hiring top players is critically important to your business success. Peter Voogd is a top coach to the Gen Y crowd. Peter gives us the key aspects to hiring young entrepreneurs. The surprising part of this discussion is that money is not even in the top 3 most important factors to getting top notched employees. Discover what is important and how you can attract young entrepreneurs to your business when you are ready to grow.

Get the show notes for 126 | Why and How to Hire Young Entrepreneurs with Peter Voogd

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EST

Have you ever struggled to make payroll? Have you ever stressed over taking your business to the next level? Well, most entrepreneurs have been there before; however, it does not have to be that way. Drew Pearson, Owner of Ninja Multimedia, shares his journey so that it may help you. Drew took a chance by attending an event with me. Afterwards, we had one coaching session to fine-tune his strategy so that he could turn around his business. Drew has always done excellent work, (and gotten lots of referrals) but he needed to change his business development approach. Listen to Drew tell you how he turned around his business so that he could be proactive in his sales strategy.

Get the show notes for 125 | A Case Study in Turning Around A Struggling Business with Drew Pearson

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:23am EST

Taking the stage is a privilege and an honor. The audience deserves all you can give them. Most speakers focus on the content so much that they forget the important aspects of the performance. Well, today is my privilege to share with you the interview with Amy Mead and Michael Port. Amy is a top ranked speaker coach and Co-Founder of Heroic Public Speaking (HPS). Michael is also a Co-Founder of HPS.

Get the show notes for 124 | Speaking to Transform Your Business with Amy Mead and Michael Port

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Productivity is a must in our busy, busy world. It seems to be a continuous struggle to get it all done. Do you start the day with a list and end the day with more on it than when you started? Our guest today is Erik Fisher who is the host of “Beyond the To Do List” podcast. Erik shares wisdom to getting more done in less time. Listen in to get more out of your day.

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Have you ever been told that what you wanted to accomplish is impossible? Well today's guest on the show was told her idea was impossible by countless numbers. At the age of 23, Molly Ola Pinney wanted to start a global non-profit that served the autistic children of the world. Yes, this is a big undertaking that had many challenges yet Molly would not accept that it was impossible. She kept focused on a vision that would empower a generation to understand and accept autism. I truly believe this is a story of the seemingly impossible to a journey that will inspire many to think big.

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Don't be scared of writing a book. Don't let fear stop you. Kelly Epperson joins us today and she is an expert in writing, coaching and guiding leaders from the idea stage to a finished book. Kelly's mission is to help new authors by removing the fears of writing and making the book actually help you reach your goals. We explore the 3 questions that every author must understand before writing a book so that you are completely clear about why you are writing the book in the first place. Kelly has written 25+ books, some for New York Times bestselling authors, one that sold 3 millions copies. Don't miss this episode if you might want to write a book some day.

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Being curious is underrated. We grow up as children with curiosity raging inside of us. We ask questions to some of the simplest things; however, as we get older many of us replace curiosity with knowing. It is great to KNOW something, yet don't underestimate the value of being curious. Chris Guillebeau, NY Times and Wall St. Journal best selling author, shares how he uses “curiosity” to grow his business, create products and even write books. We talk about many other aspects of business growth too so join us and be sure to leave a comment too.

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Have you ever felt like quitting? Have you ever just wanted to give up on your dream of building your business? How about this one… you worked really hard for the chance to pitch your company and passion project to a group of investors with millions on national TV, yet it didn’t go your way. What would you do when those investors said “you should QUIT this project”? Lori Cheek shares her story of making it to Shark Tank (yes, the TV show)...

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Coaches, creatives and consultants- this episode if for you. You don’t sell a product. You sell a service that might be hard to describe. It is like selling the INVISIBLE. Angelique Rewers is a consultant to the corporate escapee. However, the word “consultant” just does not completely fit Angelique because she is so much more. Angelique is the CEO of The Corporate Agent where she helps other consultants sell more to other businesses. Listen in to this episode to discover a new perspective for your business as Angelique shares her journey of being in the trenches.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28am EST

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