Monthly Archives: December 2018

Ep 124: Going from Shipwrecked to Mastering Accountability with Ronan Leonard



Ronan was just 23 he helped rescue passengers and fellow staff when the cruise ship he worked on sank off the wild coast of South Africa. His 1st business (a casino party company) grew from just 2 casino tables to over 50 and the largest gaming events company in Australia.

We learn about how connecting small business owners into peer-to-peer mentoring groups called Mastermind can help businesses succeed. Ronan shares how accountability and peer learning helps you bridge the gap between information and action. We also talk about the concept of return on intellect (ROI).

Golden nuggets:

  • Don’t forget the things that bring you joy
  • Fear holds you back
  • We are overwhelmed with content but lack context

Keys to success:

  • Become more self-aware and be honest with yourself
  • Either improve your knowledge or execution

Actionable tip:

  • Learn how to deliver content and concepts

Inspiration:

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

— Winston S. Churchill

Links:

Eccountability- https://www.eccountability.io


Ep 123: Be Open to Testing and Getting It Wrong with Jill Brennan



Founded in 2003 by Jill Brennan, Harbren Marketing has traditionally provided marketing consulting services to small businesses. Over the years Jill has worked with many small business owners that are overwhelmed by the complexity of marketing their products or services and frustrated by their reliance on ‘marketing types’ that sell them what they have rather than what the business needs.

We learn about pivoting and how to know when to move on. Jill schools us on finding that sweet spot when working with companies that need your product or service but can’t afford it. We also dispel a common misconception about business ownership.

Golden nuggets:

  • Try to take the emotion out of it
  • Get the lesson out of things
  • Take advantage of opportunities

Keys to success:

  • Be open to testing and getting it wrong
  • Put yourself in your client’s shoes

Actionable tip:

Inspiration:

“You get the results you want or you get the lesson you need” – Unknown

Links:

Harbren Marketing – https://harbren.com/about/