Category Archives: Business Tips & Insights

Ep 141: Find a Space to Be Brave and Tell Your Story with Megan McGee



Megan McGee is a co-founder of Ex Fabula. Ex Fabula strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula is committed to diversity and hosts events throughout the city – from Bronzeville to Bay View and Westtown to Sherman Park.

Golden nuggets:

  • Find the playful things in life
  • Carve time out to do fun stuff
  • It’s OK to fail
  • Perspective is not permanent

Keys to success:

  • Understand that success is different for everyone
  • Question assumptions
  • Don’t get founder syndrome

Actionable tip:

  • Think about why people might be afraid

Inspiration:

“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney

Resources:

Ex Fabula: https://www.exfabula.org/


Ep 140: The Journey to the No with Julia Carlson



Julia is the Founder of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group, LLC.  She has been practicing financial planning for more than 20 years and specializes in helping people who are either retired or close to retirement. Julia is recognized as being especially knowledgeable on topics relating to tax strategies for retirement and distribution planning.  The Business Enterprise Institute (BEI) recognizes her qualifications to provide comprehensive exit planning services to business owners.

Golden nuggets:

  • Failure is not an option
  • Learn to uncover the objections
  • Put systems in place that allow your business to run without you

Keys to success:

  • Consistency
  • Strong work ethic
  • Set boundaries

Actionable tip:

  • Always look at learning as an investment

Inspiration:

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

— Thomas J. Watson

Guest Information:

Julia Carlson – https://www.financialfreedomwmg.com/


Ep 139: How to Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict with Kwame Christian



Kwame Christian is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute where he conducts negotiation and conflict management workshops around the country.

He is the author of the best-selling book Nobody Will Play With Me: How to Use Compassionate Curiosity to Find Confidence in Conflict. Kwame also hosts the top negotiation podcast in the world, Negotiate Anything.

Golden nuggets:

  • Behind the greatest strength comes the greatest weakness
  • Face the truth about yourself
  • Appreciate the journey and the process

Keys to success:

  • Have clarity in what your passion is
  • Have clarity in what your why is
  • Get out of your own way

Actionable tip:

  • Read and educate yourself
  • Experiment

Inspiration:

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

Guest Information:

Kwame Christian

https://americannegotiationinstitute.com


Ep 137: Designing the System in the Cloud with Collin Graves



Collin Graves is the founder and CEO of North labs. North labs helps businesses realize the true power of Amazon Web Services with industry-leading managed services and big data solutions. My conversation with Collin Graves of North Labs is full of Golden nuggets and insights that will get your entrepreneurial juices flowing.

Golden nuggets:

  • You don’t need to be all of the pieces
  • Be able to connect the dots

Keys to success:

  • Be willing to fail
  • Resistance forces you to grow
  • Practice mindfulness

Actionable tip:

  • Delegate as quickly as possible

Inspiration:

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”– Chris Grosser

Resources:

Northlabs.io


EP 136: Building Relationships and Networking with Rob Kochanski



Rob Kochanski, is the founder and host of the Local First Podcast. Rob got started in podcasting because of his interest in meeting and connecting with other Local business owners and entrepreneurs. Realizing that there were Local experts that are smart, intelligent, and have unique ways of impacting the lives of their customers, Local First Podcast was born.

Golden nuggets:

  • Don’t set limits on what you can do
  • Don’t do so many things that you get nothing done
  • Be strategic about the people you network with

Keys to success:

  1. Be persistent and consistent
  2. Don’t try to be everything to everyone
  3. Be 1% better everyday

Actionable tip:

  • Don’t give up when it gets hard
  • Collaborate with others
  • Ask for help

Inspiration:

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” — Tony Hsieh

Resources:

Local First Podcast: https://www.localfirstpodcast.com/


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EP 135: Build a Profitable Signature Program Based on Your Passion with Maya Gaddie



Maya Gaddie can help you create a profitable signature program online.

She’s based in Los Angeles, CA and believes that one of the best things you can do is create a life that you’re truly excited about living.

Before Maya started her business back in 2011, she sold online programs, taught online classes and created online curriculum for others, for almost a decade.

For the last 6 years, she’s built, launched and successfully sold online classes, products and programs in her own business. And, she loves showing her clients how to do the same.

Golden nuggets:

  • Find what you love and share it with others

Keys to success:

  • Get started now. Must have an MVP (Minimum viable product)
  • Lean into your Genius Zone

Actionable tip:

  • Talk to your clients (Have conversations with them)

Inspiration:

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”— Albert Einstein

Resources:

Maya Gaddie – http://www.mayagaddie.com


EP 133: Find, Win, Keep, and Grow Clients with LaTisha Styles



LaTisha “Tish” Styles is a lifestyle influencer, speaker and marketing consultant helping clients grow their online business. She is the founder of Creating Coins®, which provides courses and trainings in digital marketing. She helps her clients design the life of their dreams through entrepreneurship, allowing them to set their own hours, serve perfect fit clients, as well as save, spend, and make as much money as they desire. Her work has been featured in notable publications including Forbes, Fast Company, and Business Insider.

Golden nuggets:

  • Learn how to sell your skills
  • Look at challenges as opportunities

Keys to success:

  • Start where you are with what you have
  • Be willing to adapt
  • Understand the trends

Actionable tip:

  • Take action in the right direction
  • Don’t try to do it on your own
  • Ask for help

Inspiration:

LaTisha Styles: https://latishastyles.com


EP 132: Self-Discovery and Your One Thing with Thierry Augustin



Stellar emails is an email marketing management agency for online retailers. Clients have regular 6-figure months all through the power of email marketing!

We talk about building relationships and how being a people pleaser has a downside. Thierry shares his journey of self-discovery and reveals his superpower.

Golden nuggets:

  • There are non-traditional ways to have a fulfilling life
  • Be able to absorb knowledge
  • You have to be able to communicate value

Keys to success:

  1. Analyze people who have gone before you
  2. Figure out a process (learn how things work)
  3. Be optimistic and diligent

Actionable tip:

  • Do some form of email marketing

Inspiration:

Go. Do. Reflect. Adjust. Repeat.

E-commerce Marketing Strategies: https://thierryaugustin.com/


EP 131: Work Harder and Smarter with Darren Fisher



Darren Fisher is the Founder and CEO of SPEARity. SPEARity™ isn’t your standard management consulting firm. They don’t provide you with a plan and walk away. They partner with you and your team to ensure you are developing the processes, competencies, and habits needed to set strategic goals and achieve them as an organization.

We talk about balance and if there is such a thing. We chat about disciple and how much it impacts your success factor. We also talk about forgiveness and how forgiveness is never without consequence.

Golden nuggets:

  • You are not in control but you own your actions
  • Humility is key

Keys to success:

  • Understand where you’re trying to go
  • Set Goals
  • Have a plan that you follow

Actionable tip:

  • Document 3 successes everyday

Inspiration:

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”– Jim Rohn

Spearity: https://www.spearity.com