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Ep 87: Impact Driven Entrepreneurship with Mariana Ruiz



In this episode, I talk with Mariana Ruiz of Impact Driven Entrepreneur. Mariana is a Certified Business Coach & Consultant for impact-driven entrepreneurs. Her team works with business owners using high level marketing & sales strategies in combination with Facebook ads to expand reach and convert their audience to clients.

We talk about how business impacts family, clients, other people, and giving back. We also talk about believing in yourself and finding your true calling.

Golden nuggets:

  • Listen to your self
  • Perspective is key
  • Having courage is vital

Keys to success:

  • Be driven
  • Be passionate
  • Get unstuck

Actionable tip:

  • Find a way to do sales that is effective and favors the client

Inspiration:

  • “There is no education like adversity.” Benjamin Disraeli

Resources:

Mariana Ruiz

http://impactdrivenentrepreneur.com

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Ep 86: Go offline (Literally) and Enjoy Life With Eric Reid



In this episode, I talk with Eric Reid of Eric Reid Coaching. Eric has a mission to help, impact and inspire hundreds of thousands of people to take their life and their business to the next level and get more of what they want out of life. We recorded this episode with no power! Yeah, Eric was running off a generator during our conversation…..So this is our first, non-power, international conversation on the show.

We talk about risk without reflection, coaching vs consulting, increasing productivity, and going offline to enjoy life.

Golden nuggets:

  • Don’t get caught in your own stuff
  • Risk without reflection is wasted time

Keys to success:

  • There is no permanent record
  • It’s OK to take risks
  • Reflect

Actionable tip:

  • Take action
  • Break the pattern and reflect
  • Shift 1 degree at a time

Inspiration:

  • “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” Lily Tomlin

Resources:

Eric Reid

http://www.ericgreid.com

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Ep 85: Do you have a love for the game of business with Nick Britton



In this episode, I talk with Nick Britton. Nick is a former school teacher, who quit his job, drained his 401K and launched a series of successful businesses to date. He has written two books and is a social media marketing guru.

We talk about how to focus your growth as an individual, increasing productivity, and personal responsibility. Alright, let’s dig in.

Golden nuggets:

  • Everything is a business.
  • In order to succeed, you have to know how to sell.
  • The human mind is the most powerful thing in the world.

Keys to success:

  • Be around positive, good people.
  • Don’t blame people for where you are.

Actionable tip:

  • Stop wasting time
  • Maximize your Life

Inspiration:

  • “Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.” Winston Churchill

Resources:

Nick Britton

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Ep 84: No Shortcuts. Take Massive Action.



In this episode, I talk with Jon and Ervin of the Colombian Coffee Connection. 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



In this episode, I talk with Thor Conklin of the Peak Performance Group. 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



In this episode, I talk 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?



In this episode, I talk with Robert Kandell of Robert Kandell Consulting. 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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Ep 80: The YOLO Principle with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg



In this episode, I talk with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, the owner of YOLO Insights. YOLO Insights has perfected the art of hiring the right people. Rebecca developed this process because every hire is critical and hiring the wrong people costs too much. Realizing there had to be a better way she created a signature process that every business can use, no matter what size.

We talk about how to stay focused, how to recognize passion, and the YOLO principle. We also chat about when she recognized that she had a love for the game of business and how she escaped corporate America.

Golden nuggets:

  • Mechanize your process
  • Life is too short to work with jerks
  • Business is not all sunshine and rainbows

Keys to success:

  • Attract not attack customers (Nurturing relationships and educating people is a form of selling)
  • Have a plan (Roadmap)
  • Know who you want to serve

Actionable tip:

  • Position your sales efforts around education
  • Buy the book – YOLO Insights

Inspiration:

  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” Winston Churchill

Resources:

Rebecca Barnes-Hogg

 

Regus: www.regus.com

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Ep 79: Transform Core Values Into Action with Gerald Jones



In this episode, I talk with Gerald Jones of Buy Black Podcast. Gerald is the voice behind BuyBlack Podcast, a project that is the opening drive toward accomplishing his life’s mission. We talk about building your brand, intrapreneurship, and how to smash it with your core values.

Golden nuggets:

  • Introverts can be entrepreneurs
  • Passion fuels power

Keys to success:

  • View yourself as a brand
  • Know your mission, vision, and values
  • Never have a wasted day

Actionable tip:

  • Sit down and write down your mission, vision, and core values

Inspiration:

  • “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

Resources:

Gerald Jones

 

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Ep 78: Maximize Your Personal Power And Unlock Proven Methods With Kourtney Coleman



In this episode, I talk with Kourtney Coleman of Kourtney Coleman Inc. Kourtney is a Taylor Protocol Certified Practitioner, Intuitive Business Coach, Speaker, and CEO. She works with spiritually connected, self-aware, mission-driven, high achieving career women to help them discover their personal power. We talk about thinking outside of the box, learning to pause, and we both share our thoughts on balance.

Golden nuggets:

  • Think outside of the box
  • Learn to pause
  • Learn to balance

Keys to success:

  • Know your personal power
  • Get help

Actionable tip:

  • Work on your mindset

Inspiration:

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anaïs Nin

Resources:

Kourtney Coleman

 

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