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

Do you take time for yourself? No really think about that question. Are you intentional with your self-care? I find that leaders are so focused on goals, growth, and others that often they make excuses about not taking time for themselves. This is about the three ways you can set up self-care when you lead others.

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Are you looking to clarify your idea you wish to share with the world? Dolores helps IDEAPRENEURS do just that. On this episode, we talk about Dolores’s communication strategies that have lead speakers and authors to share their messages on stages like TEDx. Find out how you can share your idea in a succinct way so that it can be conveyed to your audience and be truly heard.

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Have you ever thought to yourself...I wish my employees would do more than just the work that is right in front of them. I hear this all the time. I thought I would share a simple way to shift that conversation and it is all about getting your employees to do more. It is all about getting them to own the goal and own the process.

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Seth Godin is an 18-best selling author and writes one of the most read blogs in the universe. Seth talks today about developing leaders. We talk about the problem in today's talent development. We also dive into the revolutionary program he has created with his team called altMBA. It is not an MBA. It also has no teachers, no grades, and no lectures -- this is no problem for the program to get amazing results in the journey of developing leaders.

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Leadership experts talk about the importance of culture. And yes, it is very important. But you also want to align your culture to growth so that you have an opportunity for people to evolve and move up the organization. Today's mini-episode is all about finding the alignment to growth within your culture and learn how to create a growth culture.

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Growth does not come because you hope it will. Growth is a result of the actions you take. One way to approach new strategies and new plans is to devise a test. The "test" method can change the way your company innovates and leads in today's economy. My special guest on the show is Michael Cammarata. Michael has had amazing success in many businesses and one them recently being sold to Unilever (the multi-billion dollar brand). Discover your way to "Test your way to Growth."

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Do you want to develop internal leaders on your teams?

Companies are struggling to find people that will go beyond managing tasks to real leadership. You may have talented people in our organization; however, there is a serious need for more internal leaders that can inspire their people and create breakthrough results. After working with HyperGrowth companies over the last six years, I have seen this grow in need. In fact, when I talked and interviewed 51 CEOs from the 2017 Inc 5000 list, I discovered that 82% of companies see developing internal leaders as an essential component to staying relevant and thriving in today's world.

Today I share with you why internal leaders are so important and give you one simple way to start that process today. I call it "shared goals." Shared goals is a process of finding out what someone wants and aligning it with the goals of the company. See what I mean in today's podcast.

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How to define your customer expectations. This may sound too simple or you will rationalize that you have already done it. Take a breathe and ask yourself if you really understand what your clients expect of your organization. Maybe the question is not if you understand, but does your team understand it too. Pushing this even further, do you have alignment in every team member on the expectations of your customers in your category of business? Today I share with you my interview with Chris Kneeland from The Cult Collective. Chris gives you examples and insight on why this is so important to your business. Don't miss this episode on understanding you're how to define customer expectations.

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Do you have a mission for your business? Your "mission" is not to make more money. Your mission is something that fuels you from the inside. Today's mini-episode is about my vacation, Mondays, and creating your Moonshot. It includes insights from self-made Billionaire, Naveen Jain. There is a special offer of free access to my interview with Naveen that can change the way you lead and how your people engage with the business.

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Agility. Agility of change. Agility of leadership. Have you felt the need for more agility in your culture? I got a chance to talk with the author of "The Digital Helix," Michael Gale. We talk how to create an agile culture. This will give you wisdom and strategies for building a team mindset centered around agility. If you want to navigate change, you must understand the speed of action.

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Do you have courageous leadership? Be honest with yourself here. Do you have some fear holding you back? Doing what you have never done takes courage. Leading your team to a new big vision takes courageous leadership. Today I share a piece of my story in running my business up to $5 million and not having the courage to keep evolving as a leader and a pushing my company to new levels. There are a few signs of fear that I share that you must wrestle with in our journey as courageous leaders.

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Do you know what is intrepreneurship? Do you know the value of it? It maybe be a term you have heard before, but this interview will help you see it in action. I am talking with Joe Bellotti about working a Coca-Cola and how he was able to think more like an entrepreneur as he created value and innovation. Joe shares how he leveraged partnerships and teamwork to make strategic initiatives within a huge business. Intrapreneurship can be used even by smaller companies. Discover why you should lead to encourage intrapreneurship.

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One of the most powerful factors to attracting the right people to your business is Culture. Culture is more powerful than strategy and culture is what shapes your business. As a student of leadership, you have likely read about culture and studied it. A culture is simply the collection of beliefs on which people build their behavior. This is a good definition, but I like to say that culture is the PERSONALITY of the organization (the written and unwritten rules). I recently developed a culture scorecard that will help you see where you stand with your culture. There are 8 objectives in the Growth Culture Scorecard. What is your score for your culture?

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When you set out to improve employee engagement, you have to first understand what it is and what it is not. Most people confuse that it is all about working environment and benefits. However, our guest, Kevin Kruse with LeadX.org, shares that 70% of employee engagement comes down to one key factor. You might not like it, but it is the driving factor to improving employee engagement.

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When you read a business book, do you consistently take something from the book to apply to your business or leadership? Well, you can't learn to lead from a book. You can get insights. You can get excited about the benefits of the "new thing." But you can't learn to lead without application of the insights. I have been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 12 years, and I know I would not improve without consistent time on the training mats. Discover how you can be a better leader by doing this one thing...I continue to learn it every day I train on the mat.

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The process of creating a more effective marketing strategy includes tracking ROI. You can’t wing this component. You can’t use “gut feeling” in the fine-tuning phase of marketing. Lynan Saperstein, Founder of The Experience Experts, shares with us simple ways to improve your marketing by being willing to track it. Results are the game. Discover ways to make your marketing more effective.

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You want everyone within your organization to understand your vision and work to making it a reality. Creating a vision that is shared across the organization is a process that breaks the norms of top-down vision into including others in the creation and the validation of the vision. In the case of top-down only, most of the effort in getting others to buy-in to the vision of the organization. In my research with hypergrowth companies, those organization that involved all levels into the company of the vision are more likely to grow faster. When you create the vision, you have more ownership. Ownership of the vision makes you more engaged with the strategies and tactics of the organization. All this comes down to results and getting others within the company to work with you on making the vision a reality.

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Creating high-performance teams is a competitive advantage and the path to fast growth. This episode is about creating teams that are aligned and able to produce results no matter what. Today’s interview is with Rob Braiman, the Managing Member of Cogent Analytics. He took his company to the Inc 5000 in 2017. Rob shares insights on how to build a culture that grows leadership. It is all about people. It is about those people becoming leaders and making the vision possible. Discover how to create high-performance team to drive your growth.

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Discover how to build trust using radical transparency. This is all about how you can create a loyal following of people and have continuous growth.

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The way we think and see the world is defined by our mindset. It is more than being open-minded. It is more than seeing opportunity. Mindset shapes everything we say, do and have. This interview is with Michael Zipursky who works with consulting companies on growth and mindset. I share this with you today because it is critical to growth to understand the limits set by your thinking. Join me in talking mindset with Michael. We talk about the mindset of success today.

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Develop your people. Your people will build your business. This is a common saying in the circles of leadership. From what I have seen with companies that are growing rapidly they embrace the concept of developing your people. This is a Hypergrowth tip that shares how to get new results by developing your people.

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Company values are often taken for granted. We take time to develop values with our teams (I hope you include your team). We talk about them for a while. Then we let them fade away into the background. Our guest today is Dina Dwyer, the CEO of The Dwyer Group - a group of companies. These brands provide a diverse array of specialty services through more than 3,100 franchises in nine countries. Dina shares why values are so critical to growth. Discover more about values than the traditional conversation going on these days.

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In the podcast interview with Daymond John, we talked about leadership and growing fast companies. We got to a point in the interview when I asked him about productivity. The moment shifted as he got intense about success in today’s distracted world. John looked me in the eye and told me that he constantly makes a conscious effort to set goals, rather than letting other people set goals for him. "I think it's the number-one reason for success or failure," he added.

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We are always learning. Learning is the basis for growth. I have always had an interest in learning modalities and what would take my retention to a new level. My guest today is more than a multi-talented musician, juggler, and speaker. Bronkar Lee is an expert in the domain of learning. We talk about how he challenges himself to learn. Bronkar shares small tips to increase your learning speed and capacity.

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Do you have real employee engagement inside your company? Think about that for a second. As a leader, do you know how engaged everyone within your team is at the work they're doing? It's not about satisfaction and it's not about being bean bag chairs and all those things you may think it is. It is about them being committed to the success of the company. Committed to the goals of the organization and how they're showing up everyday.

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Innovation is not a buzz word. Innovation is necessary in our world of ever-changing tech, marketing, and customer expectations. Discover how to develop a culture of innovation with Josh Linkner. Josh is a renowned speaker and helps audiences see innovation from a different perspective.

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Do you want to build an elite team of superstars that support you and your clients? I bet you do. Having a great team is the dream of leadership. Author of “The Best Team Wins;” Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology, driving his mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology.

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Values are the heart of leadership. If you are not clear about your values, how can you expect others around you to be clear? Brian Falchuck shares how leadership and values relate. Listen in for more details on how clarifying values transforms the way you show up as a Leader.

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Creating content for your brand has become a necessary part of sharing your message and building your community. You also want to re-purpose your content into the right channels. Today's interview is with Brian Wright is on how to repurpose content. Discover why it is important and how to make the most of it.

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The Evolution of Public Relations (PR) has been needed for years now. In fact, I still get nearly 100 pitches per month to be on my show. 99% of them are old-school approaches to share their amazing client. It is rare that any of them actually take the time to do anything specific to me. The guest today is Donna Cravotta with Social Pivot PR. Donna shares her wisdom on the changes in the industry and what that means for you.

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The use of Internal Brand Ambassadors is not new and yet so few have used this strategy well. One company that has embraced their employees to be Brand Ambassadors is Salesforce. Our guest is Ludo Ulrich who is the chief in charge of developing deeper awareness in the startup community about the company, products, and services offered by Salesforce. Ludo shares how he has developed this role and the importance for the organization.

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Fast growth companies understand the value of core values, purpose and people that allow for the culture to support the growth. Hiring right and developing leaders from within becomes critically important. My guest today is Bob Ruffalo, CEO of Impact Branding and Design. Bob shares how his use of Internal Brand Ambassadors impacts more than growth, but the growth of the people too.

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Ron McMurtie, CMO of Sage talks to us about the Evolution of Marketing. Where being ahead of the game means staying relevant with their customers. In today’s world of marketing, it is not about mapping out their customer journey. It is about allowing the customer to map out their own journey. By managing a team where each person serves based on their specialty, Ron and his team at Sage can meet their clients where they currently are. This is what gives Sage their competitive advantage!

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Discover how empire builders are letting others build an empire for themselves. Keller Williams Realty has embarrassed the idea of "Internal Brand Ambassadors." The interview today is with Geoff Woods who shares how he has stepped in as VP of The One Thing. He is a perfect example of Brand Ambassadors sharing the message and taking ownership for growth.

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Christi Olsen is a leader for digital marketing teams. On this episode, she talks about her passion for empowering these teams to speak onstage effectively to convey their true marketing message. Christi is an expert on how to put the customer first. We talk about why this is the foundation for any business and how you can adopt and integrate this lens too.

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So, you’ve achieved the level of success you’ve always wanted, but you thought you’d feel better than you actually do. Our guest, Craig Filek, created Purpose Mapping. Purpose Mapping is about grounding who you are and how you serve others. On this episode, we dive into cultivating a daily practice that boosts dopamine levels to help you carry out the actions needed to take those key action steps. This is about getting into your genius zone and actually doing what you are wired to do!

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Russ Perry wants you to ask yourself what is making your life hard. Are you willing to give that up? For Russ, it was his relationship with alcohol. It was holding him back from being the best he could be. What are you addicted to? What is holding you back from living a life? On this episode, we talk about the myths we buy into as entrepreneurs and how to create a business based on our values. This episode is about how to feeling fulfilled now and not later.

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Greg Centineo is all about working with your team to cultivate hypergrowth. The journey of Hypergrowth is not a solo process. Growth is about building clear intention collaboratively with your team. It is about the power of a shared vision. Companies stop growing because leaders think they forget to nurture the very people who work for them. On this episode, we talk about how to continually evolve and grow with intention.

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On this episode, I take a moment to reflect back on all the wins and lessons learned over 2017. Plus, I share what I’ve got planned for 2018. This year marked the year where I got to publish my book “The Trap of Success.” I also got to speak on stage 25 different times. It’s been a productive years and I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve got coming up in 2018!

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At the beginning of Mano’s entrepreneurial journey, he knew he needed a mentor. He knew he needed to make connections so he could be in the places and spaces where he could expand his horizons. He initially resonated with my talk on: “Find your riches in the niches.”

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In today's crowded marketplace, you have to have a unique aspect to your business to capture attention and close sales. We love to share the unique and we are emotionally engaged with a new approach to solving a known problem. Join me today in my chat with David Arvin who is a author and speaker about what it takes to win in today's marketplace.

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Growth in business is never a solo sport. You have to engage your team and others around you. One key aspect to growth, is to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit within your teams. As a leader, you will get others to create value and take ownership of their work so that the company will grow. Our guest today is Brian Scudamore who shares insights on how to engage the entrepreneurial spirit in your culture.

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Billy Gene teaches marketers how to use social media to get ROI for local businesses. Find out why your branding and credibility don’t mean as much as your following. Learn how you can get the ball rolling on your following using Youtube. Billy says Social Media is IT when it comes to HYPER GROWTH. Discover all the ways you can accelerate your business’ growth using social media.

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Being overstimulated is no excuse to compromise our productivity. Peter Shankman, author of Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain shares with us the keys to channeling our overstimulated brains. Try not to see distraction as a curse, but an opportunity. After all, at the root of distraction is the desire to access dopamine levels (the feel good hormone). Find out ways to increase your happiness and motivation in productive ways.

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Linda Popky asks, are you afraid of friction and failure in your business? Tune in as we talk about the significance of FRICTION in your business. Avoiding the trap of success is all about the willingness to make mistakes so that growth happens continuously. Linda also shares why hiring people smarter than you brings a new lens to your business. It pays to get uncomfortable when what you’re after is growth and better marketing.

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Have you been using Linkedin to its full potential? Ana Melikian joins us on this episode where we chat with about how to use Linkedin as a bridge to connect with people in a meaningful way. It’s about cultivating real conversations using this very powerful platform. Tune in as we delve into how to make the most of this tool and the common mistakes you can avoid.

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Are you creating content that educates your audience? Content marketing is not a buzzword. It is a fact of life. Buyers are trained to search for information and insight before making big purchases. Our guest is Jill Schiefelbein who wrote the book on Dynamic Communications. She shares how to create content that educates and gets the audience to move forward.

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Getting too comfortable is a problem. In fact, it may be the reason why you are "fine" or "OK" with your life or business right now. You have heard about getting outside your comfort zone, while our guest today is a master at this. He wrote the book on it. Andy Molinsky shares wisdom to help you grow and evolve. This is a big show...lean in.

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Speaking is an unfair advantage. You are face-to-face with your audience. You have a chance to connect like no other form of marketing. When you are in the room with a great speak, you feel it in your bones. Tamsen Webster is our guest today. She is amazing at helping speakers find "the Red Thread." If you don't know what that is, you really must listen to this show.

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With all the talk about leadership, there seems to be something missing in most of the concepts. Today we look at 4 uncommon principles of leadership through the eyes of our guest, Angela Buttimer. Angela is co-founder of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well Being. Join us for today's insights.

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You have watched late-night TV before to see the brand ambassadors show you a new product that is sure to change your life. Well, you can learn from that magic from our guest today. Our guest is Rick Cesari who has been the man behind many mega brands. Rick shares the keys to building a great brand no matter what business you are in.

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This book is NOT about building a wildly successful business in a traditional sense. And it’s certainly NOT about “How I made millions, and you can too.” 

This book was written for those that want to unlock their highest potential. To make his point, the author, Gene Hammett, shares the hidden message that he found in losing millions on one day. That "message" is exactly what he failed to understand in his climb to traditional success. This book gives you the heartbreaking story of losing it all and rebuilding back his life with the courage to create significance.

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Our guest today is Ryan Gill, the founder of CULT. There is a “new” age of advertising and it means LESS advertising. On this episode, we talk about creating a brand that people buy into – not buy from. Find out why cultivating loyalty is what is helping businesses today thrive instead of fail. Also, we dive into why working from the inside out by getting our staff inspired is also one of the key elements in making Brands REMARKABLE.

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When you have more influence and authority, people pay attention. Have you considered raising your focus on "Thought Leadership?" My guest today is the Ah-mazing Neen James. I borrow Neen's exact phrasing of amazing because she is so freaking amazing. We talk about developing internal thought leaders for your company. Don't miss this episode with Neen James.

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Live video is not going away. When Facebook added this feature to their platform, I knew it would be powerful. Well, it is only powerful if you use it right. Joel Comm is our guest, and he is an expert at many things. Today we talk about using live video to get your message out and propel your brand forward.

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It is not too early to think about your exit strategy. In today's episode we look at some of the key factors of "The Exit." My guest is Steve Little. He will share insights from decades of experience in selling his businesses. Plus, he has been working with others on their exits too. Listen in for some key insights to making your exit as strong as possible.

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Selling in business is part of the journey. Well, it is actually a huge part of your growth. No sales means no business. Sales has changed with the impact of social media. This interview is with Jack Kosakowski who runs a digital agency. He has been on the front lines of "social selling" for years. Jack shares the 3 keys to selling using social channels effectively.

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Get more referrals. Referrals have a sweetness in business that never gets old. Would you like to increase your word of mouth exposure? Today's interview is with Jay Baer, founder of Convince and Convert. Jay is also a New York Times bestselling author. We talk about what Jay says is Talk Triggers. Discover how to get more referrals.

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The competitive edge of business is getting harder and harder to grab. Before anything, you must captivate your audience with your messaging. In other words, you must FASCINATE them. Today, I'm honored to share my interview with Sally Hogshead. Sally is a renowned speaker and marketing expert who has created a compelling way to increase your competitive advantage and "fascinate" your prospects. Sally Hogshead is a New York Times bestselling author, Hall of Fame speaker, chief executive officer of Fascinate, Inc and a former advertising executive.

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How do you build a business when it is so common to be positioned as a commodity? One aspect of that is to be intentional about how to be remarkable. Being remarkable is worthy of sharing with others. Today's interview is with Sue Falcone who operates the speaker bureau, , and she shares wisdom on being remarkable. You don't have to be a speaker to gain insight from this interview.

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Tim Sanders is an expert in relationship building. In today’s world of takers and money makers, Tim believes in approaching business with the utmost compassion. In fact, this is what led him to his first of multiple million dollar deals. Adding value to the lives of others and stepping into the market with a charitable attitude is the new name of the game. Tune in as we delve deep on building stronger relationships.

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We hear all about creating your BRAND in business. The most common approach is to focus 100% on a company brand. However, I believe that having a strong personal brand will fuel success in many ways. I have admired our guest today for years in what he has built in his industry. He answers the question...Company Brand or Personal Brand? He is Rand Fishkin of Moz, the premier resource for SEO tools in the industry. Rand is an icon to so many that have grown up learning from his training.

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The process of growth and achieving more in business is often a study of others. We begin to look at their way of growing and even mimicking their way of showing up. However, it is common to lose touch in who you are. The best path to a new destination is to be more of you. Taki Moore, master coach and coach to coaches, shares insights on why being YOU is so important. And Taki is certainly someone that is at home being Taki.

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Business has a tendency to wrap us up into our numbers and all the growth aspects of the company. However, one reason we are all in business is to give back in some way. I believe you should give back now. Our guest today is Cole Hatter. Cole is the founder and host of a major conference about making life matter, THRIVE. In the interview, he shares his journey of making millions and realizing that he can do so much more than he was doing.

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When you get a chance to speak on a stage or to a group of people, you are likely focus on the "content" that you intend to delivery. However, it is more important to connect to the hearts and souls of the audience. Today's guest is Tricia Brouk who will help you understand the deeper elements of "connecting" with the audience.

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Michael Bungay Stanier, founder of Box of Crayons, shares he and his team of facilitators teach 10-minute coaching so busy managers build stronger teams and get better results. On this episode, we dive deep into what it truly means to do GREAT work. Impactful work. Meaningful work. Change the way you lead forever, by staying in that hungry mode of curiosity.

 

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Marketing genius Noah Kagan joins us today to talk about how the world of Marketing is changing every day. We dive in deep into how to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing world. Find out why being in tune with the frequent changes requires you to be humble and dropping your ego! How can you become the master of your craft? Find out where the market is going and the marketing tools Noah recommends on this episode!

 

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Do you know what Game Theory is? Game Theory was created to help entrepreneurs reflect on the actions they take in day-to-day life. The game itself encourages a playful approach to different ways of winning (note: money is NOT the only way we win!) and increases creativity in the way solutions are determined. FreshBiz Global is a featured GameChangers 500 company alongside companies like Mindvalley, WholeFoods, Kickstarter, and Zappos. Join us on this episode as we dive into how to play a better game!

 

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Authority gives you a chance to have a seat at the table. If you have no or low visibility in the eyes of your prospects, you will only exist through referrals. Referrals are fantastic, but you need a predictable way for prospects to find you. Rich Brooks with Take Flyte shares with us how he increased visibility in his industry filled with competitors. Rich is also the founder of a conference called "Agents of Change" that is well known for the value they are creating for their audience. Listen to Rich as he shares his insights.

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Having a steady stream of leads for your business is powerful for many reasons. Think for a second about you having the systems in place that allow for quality prospects to be lining up to talk to you about your services and products. If you have not looked at Facebook to generate leads, you are missing something. I have struggled in this area, so I look to experts like our guest for today, Marya Jan, to share insights that will upgrade your systems for getting leads into your world.

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The foundation of business is still and always be about relationships. How do you build deeper relationships that will last a life time? I am interviewing Dan Miller with 48day.net about deep relationships. Dan is a master of this and is quite passionate about the need for us to focus on the small aspects that lead to a real relationship. I am honored to bring you this chat with Dan Miller.

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The most common question in the start of a conversation in business is "What do you do?" or some variation on that. I'm not saying it should be the first question, but eventually, that is where the conversation goes. Do you have a great response that makes the listener want to know more? Even if you have this down...you can learn from our guest today. Holly Chantal with The Land of the Brand is going to unpack how do you respond to the "what do you do" question. Discover a deeper awareness that will improve your conversations.

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Today we chat with Petra Foster about PRICING. So many of us entrepreneurs have struggled or are currently struggling with our pricing packages. On this episode, we talk about how to get out of that rut. We begin with building trust and understanding our potential clients’ inner dialogue. Discover how you can tackle the objections and climb up the sales ladder.

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Jeff Havens is not your typical Keynote Speaker. Join us on this episode where we dive deep into the key elements of speaking. You may think content is everything when it comes to your speeches. Jeff tells us why it really isn’t. How can you distinguish yourself in your market? And then once you do that, how do you maintain a relationship with those who you’ve influenced and inspired? Tune in to discover!

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Are you willing to disrupt your own business? Our guest today, Eric Wahl, calls himself a disruptive strategist. He is a graffiti artist and powerful speaker who offers tools on how to be intentionally creative and provocative. The great paradox here is that through discipline and structure we can birth our creative parts of ourselves.

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Leadership is a journey. It is filled with new challenges that cause you to evolve as a leader. I had a chance to sit down with Lolly Daskal, author of The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. Lolly shares insights to take your leadership to a new level. After listening to this interview, you will want to dive deeper into Lolly's work.

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What Media Platform are you using? Join us today where we chat with Brandon Adams about the platforms of Writing, Podcasting, and Video. Discover the power that lies within each platform to help you connect, inspire and grow your audience. Just as importantly, find out how with consistency and dedication, the likelihood of converting those people into clients or customers.

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The content marketing revolution is growing even more important. Forward thinking companies are starting to think like "old school" publishers. The are developing content that teaches the marketplace something new. Our guest today is Byron White with Writer Access. Discover the power elements if content marketing so you can develop your marketing strategy.

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When you have success in ONE WAY, the tendency is to look at new ventures through the same lens. In other words, when a something works why change it. Marc Werner, founder of Nature Sleep, didn't want to fall into that path of thinking. He comes form Werner family where ladders were their thing. The market for ladders has been amazing over the decades; however, Marc's new venture had to change with the times. Listen to Marc's process for developing a new company in the bedding market.

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Most people focus on more traffic. They want new sources of traffic. However, traffic is only part of the solution to a growth in your business. One of the most important aspects of business growth is understanding "conversion." Our guest is an expert in CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization). Join Tim Ash from SiteTuners on what does it take to create an effective CRO project for a website. It is more than button colors and headlines.

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Getting to 10 employees requires you to make some drastic changes in your leadership and management side. It is even more of change to get to 50 employees. Today, I interview Joe Holland with Video Blocks to uncover the shifts he had to make to grow his company. We share specifically what he had to "let go" of.

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Using online training (webinars) is an excellent way to establish your expertise and authority. The next level approach is using "automated webinars. Our guest today is Casey Zeman who is the founder of Easy Webinar. We talk about a simple sequence or strategy to get more leads and therefore more sales for your business.

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Leadership is different and has not changed either. Now is the time to examine your leadership strategies to improve your goal setting. Discover the new approaches that our guests give us. Mitch Axelrod shares how he looks at goal setting and why the process must change.

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How to get your Facebook Ads to work...today we talk with Molly Pittman. I want to say "THE" Molly Pittman because I am such a fan of her work. Molly is the VP of Marketing for Digital Marketer. She is also a co-host at the Perpetual Traffic podcast. She shares her 4 tips to fix your facebook ads.

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Video will continue to be more important to share you story and reach new customers. You don't have to create Super Bowl style commercials, but you will miss opportunities if you don't learn to use video for your business. Our guest today is Steve Gumm who works with companies to improve the human-to-human experience. He loves to use video to share stories and value bombs. Steve is the founder of Drop In Local in Chicago, IL.

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Innovation means different things to different people. I agree with our guest today, Tamara Kleinberg (founder of Go To Launch Street) about innovation. Innovation is a process of thinking differently and acting on it. Ideas are cool and interested, but really don't mean that much. It is the implementation of the ideas that drives innovation. Our guest today is a speaker and brand strategist that helps companies innovate in today's fast changing world.

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If you are in marketing, you likely know of Ryan Deiss. Ryan is the founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer. Over the last 36 months Ryan and his team have invested over $15,000,000 on marketing tests, generated tens of millions of unique visitors, sent well over a BILLION emails, and run approximately 3,000 split and multi-variant tests.  Today we talk about how to get traction for your business. In the practical and actionable portion of the interview, Ryan shares the #1 place to start that you can do this week to drive your business forward.

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Motivational Speaker, Les Brown shares with us how the road to growth and transformation requires the COURAGE to change. If you want to evoke the spirit of transformation in those whom you serve, you must also commit to catalyzing that very thing in your own life. The intention and desire to grow must be practiced, exercised and executed consistently.

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Our guest Mike Ganino joins us today to discuss his training and culture tips that help to build a team and ensure the future success of businesses. We talk about what culture actually is and why great leaders possess listening skills. Tune in to find out how to define your vision while creating a rich culture for your team that motivates them to come into work every day.

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Our guest and creator of Monday Monday is Arthur Tubman. Tune in to discover how building a successful business is all about creating a 2- way communication street with a resonating community. Find out how Arthur creates meaningful content and why he says skills can be learned and why you shouldn’t worry about them! Focus on training your daily habits! Plus find out why Arthur thinks mentorship and masterminds are crucial to any entrepreneur’s success.

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Our guest, Stefanie Sheehan is the founder of Mastermind Your Launch. We talk about owning who you are to launch a business. This episode is about how to play on your strengths. We also delve into the power of content marketing and how it can accelerate your business. What are your own personal strengths and how will you use them to serve the world?

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Christine Hassler, author of the book Expectation Hangover gets vulnerable about how she found true happiness. In using the experience of a crisis, she found the excuse to go through a soul transformation. Now she helps others do the same! On this episode, we talk about how the way to do truly impactful work is by answering our own inner calling. It is about understanding that the answers cannot be found anywhere outside of ourselves.

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Join us on this very special episode where I share the good, the bad and the ugly of 2016. I talk about what worked, what didn’t and the transformational changes I am going through. I get real and vulnerable about what the Trap of Success means to me and how to reach for more than a comfort zone. Plus, I share some of the exciting upcoming projects I’ve got going on to help you step up your game.

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Have you tried making a habit to accelerate your personal growth? Most of us have but have had difficulty sticking with it. Jen Macquarrie, founder of Bright Habits shares with us the essential elements we need to maintain momentum. We also explore how to mindfully observe the inner dialogue going on in our heads and how to shift into a more empowering mindset.

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Nancy Vogl, founder of the Speaker’s Bureau talks about the power of face to face interaction. In today’s world of ever expanding technological advancement, it’s tempting to take the shortcut and connect with people via email or Facebook. Nancy says, this is WEAK! She is a firm believer in the power of nurturing the connections you wish to make. Tune in to find out how Nancy is currently following up with a list of 380 people- the real way!

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Networking is not new, but we all know people that struggle with all kinds of networking. I have connected with Angus Nelson to share the new rules of networking. Angus is the host of the "Up In Your Business" podcast. Discover ways to improve your networking with modern approaches.

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Growth hacking is not a new term. It has become a big topic in today's marketing and scaling conversations. Our guest today is Brad Stevens with Entreholic. We talk about new tools and strategies to accelerate your growth. See how you can use growth hacking in your business.

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Living for comfort is a mistake. Yes...if you seek comfort in all that you do, you will fail to grow and navigate the challenges of life. This interview is all about understanding your comfort zone and stepping outside that zone so that you grow. Dr. Liz Bywater is our guest who shares her views on the comfort zone.

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Communication is the backbone of everything we do. It is more than just words. Today's guest is Dr. Nick Morgan. Nick's company is Public Words. He shares insights about communication that will surprise you and help you improve the way you connect with others. Listen to this interview to learn how to communicate at a higher level.

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What does your Soul have to do with Leadership? Howard Behar is the former President of Starbucks. On this episode, we discuss the connection between the soul and how we lead. How we show up every day is the rewarding challenging we can engage in, in order to remain in tune with life’s work. Howard’s key message is about valuing the people we serve. This is a first and foremost priority that comes before anything else.

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