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



Intro:

Can I get a Oh Yeah!!!!!! What’s up Enterprisers, welcome to episode 83 of the Enterprise NOW! Podcast where we educate, motivate, inspire, and transform business owners and entrepreneurs into success. That’s what we do, we help folks launch, grow, and maximize!

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.

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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

 

3 Ps of EmPowerment

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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/

3 Ps of EmPowerment

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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

3 Ps of EmPowerment

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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

 

3 Ps of EmPowerment

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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

 

3 Ps of EmPowerment


Ep 77: “Living to Win and Dealing with Failure.” – Steve Werner



In this episode, I talk with Steve Werner of Live to Win Coaching. Steve shares how he became a bond trader and how that lead into becoming an entrepreneur. He talks about taking over his father’s company and the lessons he learned from that experience. Steve talks about his battle with prescription drugs and how he overcame that to be the success he is today.

Golden nuggets:

  • One phone call can change your life forever
  • Use coping mechanisms to deal with failure
  • With failure comes success

Keys to success:

  • Do what you’re good at and surround yourself with people who compliment your strengths
  • Get the wrong people off the bus and the right people on the bus

Actionable tip:

  • When you find something that works, do more of it

Inspiration:

  • “There’s only one way you can fail, and that’s to quit.” Brian Hays

Resources:

Steve Werner 

 

3 Ps of EmPowerment

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Ep 76: Success is about the journey, not the destination – Sasha Laghonh



In this episode, I talk with Sasha Laghonh of Sasha Talks. Sasha brings over fifteen years of experience to the commercial and spiritual realm by working with private and commercial clients hosting diverse backgrounds and life endeavors.  We talk about self-discipline, concept to launch principles, and self-awareness. She shares her worse moment in business – how she was laid off several times in as many years and how that experience led her into success.

Golden nuggets:

  • Success comes in the process, not just the destination
  • Passion is not enough to drive a business
  • Focus on time, people and experiences

Keys to success:

  • Be mindful of the needs of the market
  • Personal determination
  • Leave room for surprises
  • Believe in yourself and always remember your why

Actionable tip:

  • Keep learning
  • Keep things in perspective

Inspiration:

  • “Inspiration does not beget action. Action begets inspiration.” Chinese Proverb

Resources:

Sasha Laghon

Regus www.regus.com

3 Ps of EmPowerment

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Ep 74: Live Your Purpose, have fun, and make money! – Jen Hall



In this episode, I chat with Jen Hall. Jen is the Business Coach for Consultants, Coaches & subject matter experts (SMEs). We talk about living your purpose, having fun, and making money. We dig into how to defeat limiting beliefs and giving your purpose a vehicle. We also step through having a hunger for the game of business and how to crush it! Our Sponsors for this episode are Creditline 1 and Regus.

Golden nuggets:

  • Don’t work like a busy fool
  • Attract don’t chase
  • Give your purpose a vehicle

Keys to success:

  1. Get specific
  2. Say what you want to say knowing that you will be wrong in somebody’s eyes.
  3. Don’t be a convincer – Be clear on what puzzle piece you bring

Actionable tip:

Focus on the transformation – The bleeding neck issue.

Inspiration:

“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” Frederick Wilcox

Resources:

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Ep 73: People Pay To Get Out Of Hell! – Crystal Olivarria of Career Conversationalist



In this episode, I chat with Crystal Olivarria who is the founder of Career Conversationalist. Parents hire Crystal to help their child transition successfully from school to the workforce. We had a nugget filled conversation about what business skills successful entrepreneurs need to have, marketing to messaging match, understanding customer acquisition and sooooo much more.

Golden nuggets:

  • Make sure your marketing matches your message
  • Understand how to acquire customers
  • Understand what it takes to keep customers
  • Don’t get bad customers. Everyone is not a good fit for your business
  • Not all money is good money
  • Heat and pressure makes diamonds
  • Don’t worry who’s watching

Keys to success:

  • Find good mentors
  • Have a conversation with someone you trust about your struggles

Actionable tip:

  • Talk to your customers and find out what their pain points are

Inspiration:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams; live the life you imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

Resources: