Foolish Adventure Show: (FA157 How to Break Free of Your Comfort Zone to Supercharge Your Business)

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Foolish Adventure Show: How to Break Free of Your Comfort Zone to Supercharge Your Business!

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In this episode, host Tim Conley of Foolish Adventure Show, with guest co-host Lain Ehmann, tackled  a very powerful topic that led their lives into a great success.

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Tim and Lain talked about how people can move out of their comfort zones while still doing the things they’re already good at.  Learn how these two ideas contradict and agree at the same time.

“Just like as a butterfly comes out of its cocoon, it’s not easy, but is worth it. The next thing you know you’re already flying towards your success in life!”

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Business and life advice are contradictory
  • Choosing an area that is common to you
  • Finding the things you like to do—being knowledgeable in turning it as a business and making it work profitably! 
  • Making money where you’re already making money
  • Doing what you want most despite the risk of failing falling on cliff hapily
  • Being an entrepreneur whose success is driven by passion
  • Knowing where our comfort zones start and how it works for our benefit
    “If you’re not dreaming about your business, you’re probably in the wrong one.”dreaming of your business
  • The process of how to be a successful company
  • Figuring out your contributions in your business
  • Overcoming resistance is a key to succeed!  
    overcoming resistance“Everybody who is doing something that they really care about will feel resistance.” 
  • Expanding your comfort zone until the uncomfortable becomes comfortable
  • Success after all the failures is all that counts
    “We don’t need guaranteed immediate success—success is a process”
  • Is it a yes or a no to bring in somebody else who is skilled in your business? business_partners
  • Understanding the critical elements necessary for the business stability
  • Not allowing people to be a black box. Know what a black box does
  • Disadvantages of unwillingness to learn and being hands-off in outsourcing
  • An entrepreneur  is SOMEONE WHO:
    -     is willing to work
    –     loves his market and not just the money; and
    –     loves the process in getting to that success!
  • Balancing your part in the business work-balance-life-balance -    The areas where you are contributing unique value; and
    –    The areas of opportunities whereas you’re learning to stretch yourself
  • Being certain that your business is: 
    -    something that you really want;
    –    you are excited to live with; and
    –    it supports your lifestyle
  • Know how crucial getting out of our comfort zone is
  • Being the person who does what your competitors are unwilling to do
  • Discomfort comes from fear, which is not a reality otherwise
  • Complacency and laziness vs. being satisfied with your business
    “If you really want to do something, laziness doesn’t happen.”  Lazy-Cat-1280x1024
  • The importance of having a clear vision for your company and knowing it by heart 
  • clear visionBetter business people are always intentional in all that they do!

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“IN BUSINESS, the more that you go out and try to serve the market with the best of your ability, the more that you’ll build necessary skills and experiences that lead you into becoming successful.”

“We don’t need to tackle every mountain. We should prioritize based on what’s going to allow us to become better business people in the sense of understanding what’s going on with our business.”

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • “There really isn’t one solution for anything. There are multiple solutions.“
  • “To grow as a business, you have to grow as a person.”
  • “You have to jump and be willing to fall.”
  • “You cannot stay inside your box and expect things to grow.”
  • “Human beings naturally resist change.”
  • “You may fail a few times with the businesses that you bring out.”
  • “Laziness only happens when you’re not excited about what you’re doing”

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Starve the Doubts: Interview with Erika Napoletano

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In this episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley invites Erika Napoletano in the show!

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Erika is a strong woman who is known to find success in life and entrepreneurship by being true to herself and to others. Her unique personality is her secret  in reaching her entrepreneurial goals.

This episode moves as Erika talks about how she—using her own personality, does marketing, building a brand, and dealing with clients! 

 

 

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Traditional publishing versus self publishing.
  • The audience as Erika’s primary motivation in pursuing what she does
  • Best marketing strategy is when you spend more time with your audience and care for their insightsengage-audience-v2-510
  • Why you should love your clients and everyone you work with
  • Seeing your clients’ value more than the monetary gain
  • Choosing only the projects you want and can work on
  • The principle of human-to-human business: “People buy things from people.”dealingwithpeople
  • Finding the right community that will build you up
  • Know how Erika deals with her haters
  • Erika talks about her entrepreneurial writing career
  • Erika’s tips in building your own brand: Branding-AddingTheingToYourBrand -          Be firm to your concept
    -          Remember that what you do may not always be for everyone
    -          Use your own personality and intent in building your brand
    “It’s more noble endeavor to preach to the converted instead of trying to convert.”
  • Building your business by serving your audience
  • Erika points out that not picking a side leaves people indifferent
  • Erika’s encouragement to overcome fears and self doubt:
    -           Surround yourself with people who give you room for more honesty
  • Erika talks about Inbound13 presentationsib13
  • Know the most powerful tool Erika has!
  • Erika describes herself as woman of work in progress
  • Erika as a person who wants to make a difference by being true to herself and to the people around her
  • Erika’s honesty in front of her audience brings her to where she is now
  • Erika’s true strength—all-out honesty!

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“You win friends and influence people by being genuine.”

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • “Don’t tear someone down so you can build yourself up.”
  • “Be human and relatable to your audience.”

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The Lifestyle Business Podcast: 8 New Year’s Resolutions

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In this episode, hosts of The Lifestyle Business Podcast Dan and Ian talked about a very important discussion for entrepreneurs—the important foundations in business goals setting and identifying keystone habits.

Ian shared his plan for setting up his business relationships while Dan shared his aspirations in the entrepreneurial world. Dan_Ian_PG2

The episode moves to encourage entrepreneurs in setting their own new year’s resolutions!

Here is what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Two goals to be set in your business
  • Still into old-school business goals? 
    -          Old revenue figures don’t always set a good motivation
  • Mission statements matter more than the revenue goals
  • Revenue goals force minds to expand and experiment
    -          ­Revenue goals don’t make a day to day act
  • Imagining yourself flying in the spaceship of NEW GOALS!spaceship nasa
  • Forming habitual goals and resolutions
  • Identifying your keystone habits

DAN AND IAN’S NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS!

  • FIRST,  Go Primo! The No Carb Diet

“The biggest productivity gains in your life can be achieved by getting rid of that insolent the power of habitresponse that makes you tired.”
-     Consistent negativity limits you in noticing the smallest things
-     The year of habit formation
-     Focusing on forming a habit
-     Book:The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  • TWO: Staying wealthy and healthy
    -      Continuity in building good habits
    -      The right mindset in being wealthy wealthy and healthy
  • THREE: 15 minutes a day of mobility training
  • FOUR: Focusing on Processes
    -      Different Wiki strictures                                                                process
  • FIVE: Working on bigger Mission Statements
    -      Focusing on larger projects and problems
  • SIX: Become a professional author
    -      Ian’s dream of becoming a best-selling author
    -      Investing your energy in developing stuff that truly works
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  • SEVEN: Continuing to reach out and influence
    -      The importance of having mentors in leveling up your relationships
  • EIGHT: Becoming do-getters!
    -      Entrepreneurs must be taking a lot action
    -      Start an NGO and distribute E-Books
    -      Marketing through stories and charitable giving
    -      Building a business worth marketingDo-it-now

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“As an entrepreneur, when you lose out on the value and the principle of what you are doing and just go for money, sometimes you could just screw up your business.”


ADDITIONAL TIPS:

MENTIONS:

    • Book: “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg (@cduhigg)
    • Book: “The Primal Blueprint: Reprogramme Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health and Boundless Energy” by Mark Sisson ( @Mark_Sisson)
    • Seth Godin’s PodcastStartup School

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Smart Passive Income EP069: How to Build Buzz and Why It’s Better than Hype

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Smart Passive Income Episode 069: How to Build Buzz and Why It’s Better than Hype

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In this episode, Pat Flynn talks about how to catch attention from your audience by BUILDING A BUZZ - and how this creates anticipation and excitement for them. Pat further discussed how to make your audience more excited and explained why this is better than hype!  SPI 065

Pat also clears out that to have amazing results, building a buzz should have enough preparation and an effective execution.

Here is what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Who creates the Buzz and who fills it?
  • BUZZ” as a term used in marketingbuzz1
  • THE GOOD NEWS: All tools are available now to create a buzz! 
    “Tools are needed to be used correctly in order for them to work for us.”
  • The main difference between“HYPE” and “BUZZ” 
    Know the answers from these questions:
    –        What gets people excited?
    –        How and why people are getting excited?
  •   Definition of hype: a form self promotion
    –        Extravagant and intensive publicity
    –        To trick and swindle
    –        An outbound caused excitement
  • The negativity caused by over-hypingoverhyped2
  • Buzz as an inbound form of excitement - “A busy rumor”
  • The importance of knowing which companies creates a lot of Buzz
  • Reasons why the company of Apple creates a lot of buzz  in the market apple universe
    –          They have a great number of existing customers
    “Building buzz is easiest when you already have an existing audience.”

  • Start building buzz with your contacts and the people you know 
    –          These are the people whom you would and initially excite!
    (friends, relatives, colleagues, co-workers)    
  • Creating an “expectation” to build a buzz
  • Techniques on how to set the right expectations to your audience
  • Setting your buzz in a predictable schedule schedule
  • Knowing how to start a buzz even without a large customer-based business
  • Getting your first 10,100 or 1,000 customers and loving them!
    “They should be everything to you. Love them and aways get them excited!” 
  • Putting yourself to platforms where there are a great number of existing people
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In the middle of the discussion, Pat shared an audio clip from a man who was a former nobody but changed his whole life when he started to make things happen. Here are the contents of the audio clip:

-       He talked about the book 1,000 True Fans
-       Choosing the least crowded channel to connect with people
-       Guides on how to present your product to the audience face to face
-       Making people interested on what he is doing
-       Utilizing power and building  relationships
-       Putting in the hard work builds a buzz for him

 

Lastly, Pat discussed 9 strategies to really hit that “buzz” which is proven to get the attention of your audience and make a contiguous sound of interest for your product or content.

STRATEGIES IN BUILDING BUZZ

1.      Meet and greet and share what’s neat!
2.      Building relationships and real friendships online.
3.      The power of creating a wait list.
4.      Scarcity  places limits which increases immediate demands.
5.      Make a huge event out of your product!
6.      Create a series leading up to your event.
7.      Host webinars and free services!
8.      Run a sweepstakes or a contest.
9.      Get great testimonies and share it!

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“Expectation is the backbone of building a buzz.”

“If you have something awesome, something you know that is helpful for people and worth talking about; if you just build it, you’ll lose it. You can’t just build it, you have to market it!”

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • “Find your true fans and get them to become your ambassadors – get them involved.”
  • “Buzz is so powerful; and this is a strategy you can take to infinity and beyond!”
  • “Go out there and make things happen!”

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Starve the Doubts: Interview with John Miller

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In this episode, host of Starve the Doubts Jared Easley invites John Miller in the show.

John is a salesperson, speaker, and author of Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional and founder of QBQ.com.

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The episode moves as John talks about the “what” and “why” in the QBQ (Questions Behind Questions) way!

 

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • qbqKnow more about John’s book: The Question Behind Question 
  • The person who is told to wait vs. the person who waits to be told
  • Why winners fall forward?
  • The Personal Accountability Principle
    “Personal Accountability is foundational.”

    -          Knowing what you can do to adapt
    -          Asking “What can I do?”
  • Why not ask “WHY”?
  • Life experiences that fills John’s passion
    -          Death in the family
    -          Grew up in dysfunctional home
    -          Imperfect marriage
  • Using QBQ in parenting
  • Practicing personal accountability with spouse
  • Using QBQ to become a better leader, coach, and a parent
  • John’s ways of being a strong parent
  • Knowing what you can do to make a difference
    -         Ask yourself, “What can I do to make a difference – how can I contribute?
  • Changing yourself instead of changing the world
    -         Ask yourself: 
    “How can I let go of what I can’t control?”
    “How can I change – me?” mystery-man
  • How does a child become a product of parenting?
  • Tips on how to improve PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
    “Speaking is a skill.”

    -          Be passionate in studying the craft
    -          A good speaker must have a coach
  • Are you a risk taker or a doubter?
    “I’d rather have my people often wrong but never in doubt.”
  • John talks about OutstandingOrganization.com

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!

“Winners and successful people fall, but they fall forward.”

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • Go to the person that frustrates you and ask them what you can do differently.
  • Everything we teach comes back to “I can only change me.”
  • It is good to be in a position where you can choose whom you’ll work with. 

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Tropical MBA Episode 45: How to get rich

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What would you do when you have in your hands all the money you need to get what you want? What would you do to be rich?

We all know that money takes a big role in our lives especially in meeting our everyday needs for living.

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In this episode, Dan and Ian invite Michael Covel, president of Trend Following, to talk about a topic anyone would give time to curiously listen. From the perspective and experiences of a highly successful entrepreneur, let’s learn from the person who knew exactly how to get rich!

 

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCATION DEPENDENCE IN SUCCESS
  • BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN BE RICH
    “If somebody has figure out a way to make it to a hundred million dollars, why can’t I?” – Michael
  • FIND WHO’S MAKING RICHES AND KNOW HOW THEY’RE DOING IT
  • HOW MICHAEL WAS WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER
    –        He played baseball; had poor grades back then
    –        He ran as a Mayor in their town at the age of 21
  • WHY MICHAEL WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND PURSUE HIS MBA
  • KNOW WHERE MICHAEL WENT OFF AFTER HIS MBA
  • THE MAKE OR BREAK MOMENT OF MICHAEL DURING A COFFEE CONVERSATION WITH Jim Nassy
  • TREND FOLLOWING AS A CAREER
    –        A style of trading that’s been around since the late 1800’s
    –        A style of thinkingtrade
  • THE ELEVATOR PICTURE OF TREND FOLLOWING – AS A STYLE
    “If the market is going up, you want to be up making money!”
  • THE STYLE OF TRADING OF Jerry Parker
  • FIGURE OUT HOW TO HAVE A STAKE!
    “If you don’t have a stake, figure out how to have a stake.”
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  • THE TWO SIDES OF THE COIN IN TRADING
    -          The guy who’s betting for the market to GO UP
    -          The guy who’s betting for the market to GO DOWN
  • MICHAEL’S STRATEGY TO GET A CONVERSATION WITH JERRY PARKER
    -          Michael sent a top 10 list of reasons why he should be allowed to speak with Jerry Parker
    -          Michael was not thinking of the time, but was focused on wanting to know more!
  • TRUTH AS THE ULTIMATE DEFENSE OF LIBEL
  • TEACHING PEOPLE AS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY
  • WHAT MICHAEL STARTED IN 1996
    -          Put up his own website and became its own journalist
    -          Started trading
    -          Taught people how one style of trading works
  • THE AMOUNT OF MONEY NEEDED BY SOMEBODY TO BECOME A TRADER
    -          “Will I start trading with my extra $20?” Read and re-read 15-20 books and you will not ask the same question again.
    -          Do not wait or ask for permission, just go!
  • DECIDING ON PURSUING YOUR PASSION VS. PURSUING WEALTH
  • KNOW WHAT MICHAEL WILL DO IF HE WAS TO START TODAY
    -          Michael will not diversify
    “If you find something that works, put the pedal to the metal!”
  • TEACHING TRADING ONLINE
    -          Answering questions and interacting through e-mail
  • KNOW HOW MICHAEL WAS GETTING ALL THE TRAFFIC AND ATTENTION ONLINE, CONSIDERING HIS BIG NAME COMPETITORS
  • HOW MICHAEL’S FIRST BOOK CAME OUT “Trend Following” trend-com-big-1
  • BUILDING AN AUDIENCE, BUILDING TRUST, AND BUILDING MONEY
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MONEY AND POWER FOR MICHAEL
    -          There are many people who have a lot of money but not have power
  • MICHAEL’S DEFINITION OF RICH
  • THE DIFFERENCE OF RICH PEOPLE AND THOSE WHO DON’T MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
  • KNOWING AND DECIDING ON WHAT PATH TO TAKE
    “We all have dual motivations, we want to express ourselves, and we want to have an art. For all of us, it’s going to be different. But a lot of us are just playing the wanna get rich.”
  • HAVING A CAREER ART Answer the questions:
    -          What did I start with?
    -          How did I start?
    -          What do I know now?
    -          How do I feel now?
  • THE MOMENT WHEN YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU CAN DO IT
    -          When you want it bad, you will be resourceful and start to figure out!
    “If you are in the position where you’re saying, I can’t do this, that’s where you have to work on yourself most.”

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
“If you find something that you like to do and it works, don’t question… Just stick with it!”

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • The system is there for anybody, now where do you want to come in the system and play?
  • The world is much a wonderful place, the opportunities are even bigger.
  • People read too much, reading magazines and articles… but don’t go find these people.
  • Find the one thing you do beautifully, ’cause you can’t do everything in life.
  • “You’ve got to love it, if you’re not gonna love it, you’re not going to do it.”
  • “If people like it, then it’s a niche.”

MENTIONS:

  • Jim Nassy featured in “Liar’s Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Streetby Michael Lewis
  • “Boomerang” by Michael Lewis
  • Jerry Parker
  • Seth Godin

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Lifestyle Business Podcast EP138: How the Pros Generate Winning Business

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Lifestyle Business Podcast EP138: How the Pros Generate Winning Business

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In the beginning of the episode, Dan and Ian talk about different sorts of health maintenance they’ve learned,  as well as the quality of services offered from the different places they’ve traveled to.

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Aside from this, Dan and Ian also answered a few questions from listeners that will tell us how the pros generate a winning business!

 

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

1.       Bryan: “If I were to get started learning online advertising, what are the best books, websites, or any resources to get started with?”

  • LEARN FROM BOOKS THAT TALKS ABOUT PAID ADVERTISING
  • RUN SOMEONE’S CAMPAIGN FOR FREE free-vpn-services
  • START BEING AN APPRENTICE!
    - Start with experience
    - Intellectualizing should be the spice and seasoning on top of experience

 2.       Eugene: “On your own 1,000 day journey, what was your personal lowest point from a business point of view?”

  • HAVING NO HELP FROM OTHERS ASIDE FROM YOUR PARTNER busy

- In 2009, Ian found a way to replace his income but worked twice as hard as he did before
- Things didn’t turn around until Dan and Ian started to hire people!

3.    “What was your biggest issue in launching a new product?”

  • GETTING PEOPLE’S ATTENTION AND MARKETING YOUR PRODUCT
  • BUILDING AN AUDIENCE THAT CARE ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT
  • GETTING OFF THE BAD PRODUCT
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-   It’s no longer hard to create a product because the tools are readily available
-   The hard part is convincing your audience to trust what you’re offering them

4.     Elena: “Is it a cool thing that people will monetize your blog? Do you personally find it ethical?”

  • BLOG MARKETING IS ALL ABOUT EXECUTION
  • KNOW THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IN BLOG MARKETING blogging

“The courses serve the owner of the courses more so than they serve the consumers of the courses.”- Dan

5.    “When you write your book, is it gonna be a “10 juicy totally awesome steps to making moneYEY!” or are you doing it more to make an impact?”

  • THE GOAL OF WRITING A BOOK
  • MAKING MONEY FROM WRITING A BOOK book

- Dan Kennedy writes his book not to earn money but to earn the trust and attention of people about his ideas

“As an author, the biggest potential of books is to transmit important ideas to others.”

6.     Nick: “When you stumbled on the key boxes, could you elaborate? I’d like to hear some of your idea generation techniques.”

  • THE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE:     
    1. People that like to solve problems

    2. People that are obsessed solving their own problems
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-The distinction between people who make things happen and those who don’t
-The opportunity of building business living anywhere and not having a job
-The amateur thinking:  “Always thinking about yourself first!”

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
Turning Pro is deciding you’re gonna
have a long term approach in delivering value to others!

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • Books are a great way to spread important ideas
  • Reading a book and sitting on it for hours can bring great opportunities you wouldn’t get from a tweet or a blog post

MENTIONS:

  • Seth Godin
  • Dan Kennedy
  • Books of Stephen Hawking
  • Book: “Super System: A Course in Power Poker!” by Doyle Brunson

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