Ep 57: Dreamers, Builders, Sustainers. Entrepreneurship is a calling.



In this episode, I talk with Arsha Jones with Capital City Co. Arsha talks about how she was featured in the Washington Post and how that led to more than 1,400 orders overnight! We chat about how she started in her kitchen filling one order at a time and has now grown her operation to a projected $1 million in sales. Arsha talks about dreamers, builders, and sustainers and why it is important to know which one you are.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Don’t suffer from analysis paralysis
  • Entrepreneurship is a calling

Actionable tip:

  • Trust your own decisions
  • Trust the process
  • Surround yourself with like-minded people

Inspiration: 

  • “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master

Sponsor:

Regus

Links: 

www.regus.com

www.enterprise-now.biz 

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 56: Chart your own path. Let’s talk about timing and why life sucks!



In this episode, I talk about Going against the grain and recognizing trends. Going left when others are going right. Getting in when others are getting out. Charting your own path and being brave. I also unpack my talk with the one and only Paul Neuberger – The Cold Call Coach.

Golden nuggets: 

  • Life doesn’t do anything to you, it does things for you
  • Entrepreneurship is a calling
  • Tenacity is a key to success
  • Patience is essential
  • It’s not always fun

Actionable tip:

  • Embrace belief
  • Manage time by planning your day

Inspiration:

“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” Nolan Bushnell, entrepreneur.

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 COLDCALLCOACH to get 10% off on group and individual coaching! PROMO Code: Cold

Sponsors:

Lightspeed

Regus

Links: 

www.lightspeedhq.com

www.regus.com

www.enterprise-now.biz 

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 55: Cold Calling Is NOT Dead – Guest Paul Neuberger the Cold Call Coach lets us in on his secrets to success.



In this episode, I talk with the one and only Paul Neuberger – The Cold Call Coach. Paul talks with us about how cold calling is not dead but is alive and well! We talk about rebounding from failure and what motivates Paul into success. Paul gives us some insights into what makes a successful cold call and we also learn about Paul’s love for ties. Paul also tells us how his life sucks!!

Golden nuggets: 

  • Life doesn’t do anything to you, it does things for you.
  • Entrepreneurship is a calling.

Actionable tip:

  • Embrace belief

Inspiration: 

  • “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MeetMe.com.

Sponsor:

Light speed

Links: 

www.lightspeedhq.com

www.enterprise-now.biz 

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 54: Unleash Your Awesome! – With Elzie Flenard



Intro

In this episode, I pick up some loose ends from the 4 episode series that we just completed. I talk more about the new direction of the show. I touch on networking, finding your path, and marketing your business.

Topic

Topic from last week that I forgot to cover – networking

  • Network authentically!
  • Touch base with at least 3-5 people this week.

Golden nuggets

“Entrepreneurship is a calling” – Paul M. Neuberger, Cold Call Coach

  • Find your path
  • Find your purpose
  • Find your focus

Biz tip (actionable action)

  • Market your business
  • No hard and fast rule
  • More in the beginning as a start-up

Four ways – Entrepreneur.com

  1. Create local awareness
  2. Email marketing
  3. Leverage social media
  4. Customer referrals and testimonials

Inspirational moment

“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.” ~ Brian Adams

Sponsor:

Light Speed


Ep 53: Grow Your Business With Pod-Casting – With Elzie Flenard (Episode 4 of 4)



In this episode, I go into more detail on what a podcast producer does and how they can play a role in the success of your podcast project. I discuss coaching both on the side of business and for pod-casters and how important it is to have a sounding board to help think through your project. I review the first three episodes in this 4 episode series. And I wrap up this particular series with some details about the direction of the Enterprise NOW! Podcast and some cool potential projects that I may need your help with.

Sponsor:

LIGHTSPEED

Insights:

  • You get what you pay for.
  • Pay attention to the details.
  • Cheaper is not always better.

Golden nuggets:

  • Know your strong areas when facing challenges.
  • Be tenacious.
  • Be humble enough to ask for help.
  • Never give up.
  • Know when to pivot.
  • Take your time…..this is a marathon not a sprint.
  • Get great at delegating.
  • Be self aware enough to know what your good at and what you suck at.

Actionable Tips:

  • Get organized! Google docs is an awesome tool!
  • Utilize the features of your phone to keep things in order. (Calendar, notes, voice memo)
  • Focus on the work. Turn everything else off!
  • Document your processes and procedures.

Inspiration:

  • I thought about giving up..but then I remembered who was watching. Lux Quotes.
  • There is always room for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in business. – Oscar De La Hoya.
  • You don’t have tomorrow yet and yesterday is gone so embrace today and live life to your maximum potential.

 

 


Ep 52: Being Rational is Irrational. With Elzie Flenard (Episode 3 of 4)



Being Rational is Irrational. I break down the importance of having the proper mindset. I also talk through your awesome and how to bring it out! I answer questions about my entrepreneurial journey and how I handle challenges. I also teach you how to properly butter popcorn!

Golden nuggets:

  • Know your strong areas when facing challenges
  • Be tenacious
  • Be humble enough to ask for help

Inspiration:

I thought about giving up..but then I remembered who was watching. Lux Quotes.

Links:

www.enterprise-now.biz

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 51: Coach vs Consultant. What’s the difference? Episode 2 of 4



In this episode, I talk about never giving up but also knowing when to pivot. I talk more about how the Enterprise NOW! is pivoting and the new logo. I step through what to expect when working with a business coach vs a consultant and I give an overview of both. I share some golden nuggets that will help you to grow and maximize your business and I also give you an actionable tip to apply to your business today.

Golden nuggets:

  • Never give up
  • Know when to pivot

Actionable tips:

Get organized! Google docs is an awesome tool!

Utilize the features of your phone to keep things in order. (Calendar, notes, voice memo)

Focus on the work. Turn everything else off!

Inspiration:

There is always room for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in business. – Oscar De La Hoya

Links:

www.enterprise-now.biz

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 50: What is Enterprise NOW! all about? Episode 1 of 4



In this episode, I talk about the importance of self awareness and knowing when to delegate. I talk about how Enterprise NOW! the company and the podcast are both shifting and growing. I share some golden nuggets that will help you to grow and maximize your business and I also give you an actionable tip to apply to your business today. I share about a recent visit to the circus…. and how the cost of entry did not match the quality of the entertainment or the food.

Insights:

  • You get what you pay for.
  • Pay attention to the details.
  • Cheaper is not always better.

Golden nuggets:

  • Take your time…..this is a marathon not a sprint.
  • Get great at delegating.
  • Be self aware enough to know what your good at and what you suck at.

Actionable tip:

Document your processes and procedures

Inspiration:

You don’t have tomorrow yet and yesterday is gone so embrace today and live life to your maximum potential.

Links:

www.enterprise-now.biz

www.wqyl-db.com


Ep 49: Activate what you learn and be all In. Anita Clinton tells us how.



I talk with Anita Clinton. Anita is the President of Anita Clinton Enterprises, LLC, (ACE) a strategy consulting firm on a mission to assist Believers in discovering strategizing and executing God’s plan for their lives. Anita also owns re-purpose my content; a company that helps you climb your mountain, for greater impact, community building and increasing sales.

Insights

  • Life after setbacks
  • Finding your purpose (skills, talents, gifts)
  • Timing
  • Focus
  • All in principle
  • Recognizing opportunities
  • Showing up to play the game

Links

http://www.repurposemycontent.com/

https://www.anitaclinton.com/

www.enterprise-now.biz


Ep 48: Spark a revolution! Leadership is a vital part of being an entrepreneur. Mervyn Byrd gives some insights and wisdom.



As the the ‎Vice President, Sales & Leadership Development at Waukesha County Business Alliance Mervyn Bryd knows a thing or two about leadership. He also has a wealth of knowledge around finances and entrepreneurship.

In this episode, we chat about Mervyn’s background in business and how he has been able to achieve a high level of success. He talks commercial banking, lessons he learned from failure and leadership. We talk about planning in your business, pivoting, recognizing trends/opportunities and the importance of networking. Mervyn also touches on the green box revolution and how the principles can be used to revolutionize your finances!

Links:

www.enterprise-now.biz

www.waukesha.org

merchant8f@gmail.com