Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ep 84: No Shortcuts. Take Massive Action.



Colombian Coffee Connection LLC. is a specialty coffee importer & roasting Co. in Minneapolis, MN. Through their humanitarian initiative Coffee With Heart, they are committed to giving 10% of all profits back to the Nasa indigenous people.

We talk about having patience, being adaptable, and the human side of business. We also talk about how Ervin left his home County and moved to the US, knowing no English, and found success in business. We talk with Jon about his business experience and how he uses his superpower of patience to make business moves.

Golden nuggets:

  • Knowing your unique skillset is key
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Work with people you like and trust

Keys to success:

  • Understand your market
  • Keep your overhead low
  • There are no shortcuts

Actionable tip:

  • Get to work
  • Put massive action into your plan

Inspiration:

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

Resources:

Colombian Coffee Connection: https://colombiancoffeeconnection.com

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Ep 83: Crush limitations and experience peak performance with Thor Conklin



Thor’s entrepreneurial addiction started at age 13 when he became a caddie. Walking, talking and asking non-stop questions of the business elite, had a profound influence on his career of studying and modeling Peak Performers.

In our conversation, we talk about asking great questions, crushing limitations, and seeing patterns in people and business. We chat about deciding vs committing and having no excuses when executing your mission.

Golden nuggets:

  • Understand what’s getting in the way
  • Figure out what you are capable of
  • Make necessary changes to culture – don’t fit the culture
  • Create habits and don’t rely on motivation

Keys to success:

  • Start the day before and develop systems for your business

Actionable tip:

  • Do something small each day

Inspiration:

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” James Allen

Resources:

Thor Conklin

https://www.thorconklin.com

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Ep 82: Capitalism vs Greed. The Unapologetic Capitalist with Alison Gerlach



Alison is a seasoned, strategic management consultant, serial entrepreneur, investor, business executive, and lecturer with expertise in, and a passion for, building businesses. Ms. Gerlach has done extensive research in optimizing the business start-­‐up process and has founded and built businesses in industries that include consumer packaged goods, media, technology, and professional services.

We talk about challenges that entrepreneurs face, having patience, and how to have faith in yourself. We discuss the difference between capitalism and greed. We also talk about knowing when the game is over.

Golden nuggets:

  • Figure out if you are the right leader
  • Question yourself first
  • Put your oxygen mask on first
  • Have a good business plan

Keys to success:

  • Every entrepreneur needs a spouse with a steady income

Actionable tip:

  • Ask yourself – Are being a good leader?

Inspiration:

  • “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.” George E. Woodberry

Resources:

Alison Gerlach

 

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Ep 81: Who Are You? The Manager, The Visionary, Or The Entrepreneur?



Robert helps you bypass your own self-imposed limitations in all aspects of your business. He has 25 years’ experience of building business, enhancing workflows for your team, mentoring CEO’s and helping start-ups set the proper foundation for success.

We talk about the visionary, the manager, and the entrepreneur and how being miscast can affect your business. Robert shares about his worst-case business clients and how he was able to help them succeed. He also shares one of his epic business failures and the lessons he learned from that experience.

Golden nuggets:

  • Be willing to go against the grain
  • Be willing to empower your team
  • Don’t allow ego to stop you from getting help

Keys to success:

  • Perseverance
  • Knowing when to let go
  • Hire slow, fire fast
  • Tweak things

Actionable tip:

  • Make a bookkeeper your first hire

Inspiration:

  • “Coaching is about helping clients unlock the treasure-chest of their lives – worth bearing in mind then that diamonds are made from coal under pressure and it’s the grit in the oyster which creates the pearls.” Sarah Durrant

Resources:

Robert Kandell

http://kandellconsulting.com/

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