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The Fit Vegan Podcast
Fit Vegan Success Story - How This London Banker Became a Fit Vegan Mom & Can Now See Her Abs!

The Fit Vegan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 60:51


Welcome to a new episode of The Fit Vegan Podcast! In today's episode we have a very special guest. Her name is Sani, and what you're about to listen to is the journey on how she became a Fit Vegan Mom and can see her abs now! In this episode, we cover:   [00:00-07:32] Intro - Joining The Program When You Have a Highly Demanding Job - Health As a Primary Motivation To Take Action! [07:33-10:41] Losing Weight Right After Pregnancy And Realizing The Importance of An Active, Healthy Lifestyle [10:42-17:00] Transitioning From "Healthy" Vegetarian To A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet  [17:01-22:00] Family Impact In Terms Of Nutrition Changes - When Your Husband Also Becomes a Fit Vegan [22:01-27:23] Finding The Mental Strength To Work Out And Making It A Daily Habit [27:24-32:19] Habits And Attitudes That Come When Embracing A Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle [32:20-40:52]  "You've Gotta Look After Yourself First", Especially If You Want To Give A Good Example To Your Kids.  [40:53-49:31] Overcoming Hesitation Seeing The Actual Changes On Your Body - "I've Never Had Abs" - Her Truth About Reverse Dieting [49:32-53:42] The Best Non-Fitness Benefit She Got After Joining The Program  [53:43-1:00:51] Closing Statements - Listen To The Experts And Let The Right People Educate You!  Key Quotes:  "You can learn more, you can always improve" - Sani "A lot of people change because you don't want to stay attached to the old version of you, basically" - Maxime About me   My name is Maxime Sigouin; I am the founder of Fit Vegan Coaching and the Fit Vegan Blueprint program's creator. Where I help vegans get lean, toned, thrive, and become their best self on a whole foods plant-based lifestyle.   If you found this content valuable, here are 4 more ways for me to help you become a Fit Vegan:   1 - Book your FREE Vegan Strategy Call with our Fit Vegan Team https://tinyurl.com/FREE-FitnessAudit   2- Get your FREE Fit Vegan Meal Plan Blueprint to help you create your own Fit Vegan meal plan: www.fitvegan.ca/fitvegan-mealplan-builder   3- Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maximes_official/   4- Join our FREE Fit Vegan Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefitvegancommunity   5- Fit Vegan Youtube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/c/fitvegan   Leave us a 5 Star review if you enjoyed this episode so that I can bring in more influential people and add more value to the Fit Vegan Community.

Aww Shift
Erin Skye Kelly - Get The Hell Out Of Debt

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 52:01


In this episode, I am humbled to have Erin Skye Kelly. She is an award-winning and bestselling author who has helped thousands of people pay off millions of dollars in consumer debt and ultimately change their lives.   Despite her terrible stage fright and general Canadian awkwardness, she has shared the stage with legendary motivational speakers such as Tony Robbins, Phil Town, and Gary John Bishop.   Erin's seminars and workshops are judgment-free zones of equal parts personal growth, rock concert, and love. She is hired to work with ordinary humans who want to achieve extraordinary things. Because of her track record of helping people create a trajectory of success, the phrase she most often hears when people meet her for the first time is, "Wow. I thought you'd be taller."   [03:18] Why should we listen to you?   When it comes to finances, the person you should listen to is yourself. Your instincts will always tell you if the financial decisions are correct. Another thing is to research and find resources that connect with your financial situation. They will help you a lot.   [05:57] How do you deal with people in debt/financial instability? Self-Awareness is the key when you know how to interact with money and how it works all around. It is also essential to understand how the financial systems work and how they are designed to put us in an unhealthy economic environment to make profits. In this case, I make them look a step back, realize how they got into debt, how the system is designed to get them there, and how to face the situation and change their mindset. [08:22] How do you take that kind of thing rooted? Self-awareness is still essential in this part also, knowing what matters more than the other will assist you in staying away from debt. It would help if you also were cautious about what we put on social media because there is no extend to what we can consume. The pressure that comes with social media can highly affect our decisions regarding finances.   [11:00] What is the essential thing that drives your thoughts? When reality hits you, you open your eyes and see what is important to you. It is the core relationships around me, my kids, the things that are aligned with me, and my spending. Many go through horrible experiences to find their worth which is okay. [16:43] What is the tie in the book, and how does it help with debts? The book is about emotional debt that privileged people have on their credit cards, and they don't want to settle, how emotional debt is taking away from life, and when we can reverse engineer it. The book also talks about removing shame, living authentically, living more interesting, and creating your identity. [22:07] Erin explains the four categories of experiences It's basically where you take everything that you do in terms of habit or behavior in a given week. You divide them into four categories. Class four experiences are things that don't feel good, and they're not good for me. Class three experiences are things that feel good, but they're not good for me. Class two experiences are things that might not feel good, but they are suitable for me. Class one experiences are things that feel good and are suitable for me. [33:31] How much do you think accountability matters to someone in debt? Accountability depends on trust. It should always be the person you know and trust. Because laying down your financial status to anyone is not safe. Financial infidelity among partners is normal, and this is because it may not be safe for partners to open up their financials to the other because of their behaviors. And so the accountability. [41:00] When was the book first written, where did it comes from, and who was it for? I wrote the book for the 20-year-old version of me that ought not to have gotten into debt in the first place. So the way the book is divided, it's three phases. The first phase is the financial foundation, Understanding how to pull all the pieces together and everything that I wish I had known when I was younger. Phase two talks about consumer debts and paying off debts aggressively and effectively, and finally, phase three words about wealth building. [47:04] What promise did God make to the world when he created you? Without this question, we all wonder aimlessly, and if you are struggling with money or finances, this question is critical. The promise that God made to the world when He created me is my entire purpose. In the book I have, I say, as I quote, "God, let my life be a love letter to you." The goal is about making everybody feel seen and heard and loved wholly and completely for who they are today and able to call them into who they are created to be. Key Quotes [35:23] "Accountability is critical, but it matters who it is." [38:17] "cutting the expenses is to its lack of mentality and thinking."   How to connect with Erin Skye Kelly Website - https://www.erinskyekelly.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erinskyekelly/?hl=en Twitter - https://twitter.com/erinskyekelly?lang=en    

Tactical Leadership
Creating Magnetic Stories

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 30:45


“We need to share stories to really get our people connected and engaged to our company values.” – Gabrielle Dolan In today's episode, we welcome Gabrielle Dollan. Gabrielle is a leadership expert and the author of several books, including "The 7 Day Starter Kit: How to Change the Way You Lead Forever" and "The Art of Strategic Communication." In this conversation, Gabrielle shares how storytelling has been an important tool for her in her work as a leader. She talks about how storytelling is an important part of effective communication and leadership, and how it can connect leaders to their employees and customers authentically.   [00:01 - 11:47] Storytelling Connects With People On A Personal Level Gabrielle on failing English as a student and experiencing imposter syndrome Getting her first leadership role Realizing the power of storytelling in business communication Sharing personal stories as a leader How she started teaching storytelling to businesses   [11:48 - 18:35] Understanding The Importance of Storytelling Teach leaders to improve on their storytelling skills in order to connect with their audiences The blindspots leaders have when in comes to storytelling Using storytelling for internal communications to motivate employees Engaging with customers with brand storytelling   [18:36 - 27:04] Storytelling As A Powerful Tool for Businesses Gabrielle on the catalyst that made her write her book Stories are what customers resonate with Instead of telling a timeline, share your “why” Make your story more relatable to your audiences Talk about mistakes and life lessons   [24:05 - 30:44] Closing Segment Gabrielle shares her insights on how storytelling can be used to empower leaders and create a legacy Connect with Gabrielle (links below) Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over tohttps://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice ( myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quotes:  “Storytelling is about communicating and influencing. Whether you're leading your team or whether you're pitching for work or whether you're strengthening the relationship with your clients to get more work, it's actually a really valuable skill.”  - Gabrielle Dolan “People aren't seeing the power of these stories and so there's a reluctance to put it out there and it takes courage.” - Gabrielle Dolan   Connect with Gabrielle Learn more about Gabrielle through her websitehttps://www.facebook.com/gabrielledolanconsulting/ ( Facebook),https://twitter.com/GabrielleDolan1/ ( Twitter),https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabrielledolan/ ( LinkedIn),https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClAs1ijUnlVKFTk8H4SEnmg ( YouTube), andhttps://www.instagram.com/gabrielledolan.1/ ( Instagram)! Check out herhttps://gabrielledolan.com/starterkit/ ( 7 Day Storytelling Starter Kit) and begin crafting stories for your business now!   Resources Mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Communication-How-Lead-True/dp/0730369722 (Real Communication: How To Be You and Lead True by Gabrielle Dolan) https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Work-Essential-Business-Storytelling/dp/0730343294 (Stories for Work: The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling by Gabrielle Dolan) https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Stories-Customers-Employees-Storytelling/dp/0730388514 (Magnetic Stories: Connect with Customers and Engage Employees with Brand Storytelling) https://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Guide-Storytelling-Mastering-Discipline/dp/1522686371 (Leader's Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning) https://www.amazon.com/Story-Factor-Inspiration-Persuasion-Storytelling/dp/0465078079 (The Story Factor by Annette Simmons) https://www.amazon.com/Wake-Me-When-Data-Over/dp/047048330X (Wake Me Up When The Data is Over by Lori L. Silverman) https://www.dalecarnegie.com/en (Dale Carnegie)   Did you love the value...

Colloquium
Tackling Trends in Accounting and Workforce Shortage with John Bly

Colloquium

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 36:50


John Bly, the South Atlantic Regional Managing Partner of Aprio, is a frequently requested global speaker and author of "Cracking the Code: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers and Acquisitions for Pennies on the Dollar." John also serves as host of The Aprio Advisory podcast, helping listeners tackle the issues that keep business owners awake at night. Listen in! Key Highlights: [00:01 - 10:47] How COVID-19 Impacted the Workforce Over the Years The ups and downs of COVID-19 may have been unpredictable, but clients surely have stronger 2021s compared to 2020s. Moving forward, people can have better years but the rising inflation cost and work shortage stir up fear and uncertainties. Learning remote work is essential especially in the current status moving forward. With how the world is changing in the last two years, the impact on the workforce is notably negative on a larger scale. However, because of the inflation, business owners need to be wary about the wage increase. . [10:48 - 22:21] A Myriad of Aspects to Consider in the Aims of GDP and Business Growth In the lens of CPA firms, both small and big businesses are in for a challenge of workforce shortage. To sustain the GDP growth, American policies must ease their immigration policies. It is difficult to invest right now, given the current state of the government and its debt. In the last 18 months, we've seen IPO performances go up at least a turn almost overnight. It is a combination of two things - the quality of the businesses that are now potentially hitting the market and a big run-up in the stock market. [22:22 - 34:03] Essentials in Decision-Making and Systems Curation Processes The family must be on the table when making big decisions as these can also change their lives. A great practice to incorporate is to allow two or three years of making sure that there is a buttoned-down decision-making matrix within your company and that the systems and processes are well-documented. When it comes to earnouts, the advice is to make sellers comfortable about not earning another dollar to refrain from being emotional.  [34:04 - 36:50] Closing Segment Check out Aprio and Aprio Advisory Podcast to see actionable and insightful information about what's happening within the marketplace. Key Quotes: “it's also really hard to invest right now, given the given the current state of the government and its debt.” - John Bly “Family better be on board, whatever the decision is, because it's a life change. And it's an emotional roller coaster it is. It is going up and down as you go through a deal and then what happens after. So, family better be at the table.” - John Bly Connect with John: Website: https://www.aprio.com/people/john-bly (https://www.aprio.com/people/john-bly)  Podcast: https://www.aprio.com/the-aprio-advisory-podcast/ (https://www.aprio.com/the-aprio-advisory-podcast/)  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnblycpa/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnblycpa/)  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnBly_CPA (https://twitter.com/JohnBly_CPA)  Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ ( LinkedIn)! LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND LEAVE US A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in and Stay Tuned for the Next Episode COMING SOON!

Tactical Leadership
Innovation Starts With The Customer Base

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 13:59


“These are messy questions in nature, and it's hard to get an answer to them when you have so many different conversations happening in real time, across so many customers. So we make sense of all that messy data with our technology. And then we provide a visualization of those conversations, those mentions, so that leaders can understand how to make better, faster business decisions that serve the needs of their patients.” - Sonciary Perez In this episode of Tactical Friday, Sonciary Perez gives us an opportunity to know a little bit more about Quala and what they provide as a resource. Listen in and make more data-backed decisions through the Frontline Intelligence Platform. Sonciary explains further that for B2B SaaS companies and how it allows their technology to stay really close to your customer base. Through conversations, Sonciary's team will automatically bring that data into Quala which makes sense of all the data with their technology. They provide a visualization of those conversations, those mentions, so that their leaders can understand how to make better, faster business decisions that serve the needs of their patients. Sonciary explains further how customers can email them, can chat with them, get in Zoom calls with their customers in order to ask for survey information and much more. They have set up teams to have these conversations and there are so many team members interacting with customers, whether they are executives, product managers, customer success, and support industry. In sum, it is their desire to provide their customers any way to get ahold of them and for them to enable their teams to have so many one-to-one conversations. They were able to achieve this by building what they call, “The Frontline Intelligence Platform” and what that means is that they are allowing or bringing in any channel where these conversations and interactions are happening with and about their customers into their platform so that leaders can mine the data and understand at scale, what is the qualitative narrative around their customers experiences are. So that they can build better experiences with their technology.   [00:01 - 01:23] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Sonciary, tune in to last Monday's episode    [01:23 - 04:19] Focusing On Growth and Focusing on Maintaining Customer Interaction How Quala uses conversational-data that allows you to stay really close to your customer base Making sense of messy questions through the Frontline Intelligence Platform [04:19 - 11:43] Innovation Starts With The Customer Base Interactions are a rich source of potential innovation Customer interactions help the company evolve and upsells expansion opportunities Innovation Starts With The Customer Base Project-based versus reoccurring subscription revenue way of building a business What's the ideal client for Quala Teams that have no way to aggregate the data [11:43 - 12:19] Closing Segment Closing words from Sonciary – Innovations starts with understanding the customer base! Connect with Sonciary (links below)  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “If we want to discover who our ideal customer profile is and we want to understand how to evolve with them and build a technology that they love, but they're going to tell their friends and colleagues about, and they'll continue using hopefully, from greater perspective… We can't do that unless we fundamentally speak the vernacular of our customers and understand what's important to them.” – Sonciary Perez   Connect with Sonciary Learn more about Sonciary through his...

Lead Well Podcast
Love Your Neighbor Series - Am I Qualified?

Lead Well Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 24:20


Today is the first episode of the “Love Your Neighbor” series! We're going to discuss how to share your faith with others in a way that is both engaging and helpful. Pastor Ferrel Brown and Tyree Smith discuss the qualifications to preach the gospel, and they encourage listeners to share their faith to those around them. Lead Well wants to help everyone learn how to share their testimonies and experiences with others so that they may have hope. They're here to equip you with the tools you need to grow as a leader, so let's jump right in! Key Quotes: "The only thing that really disqualifies me is me." - Tyree Smith "If you're not understanding how to actually establish trust, how to establish relationships…how to be a true friend is worthless if you don't know." - Ferrel Brown Enjoyed this Episode of the Lead Well Podcast? SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE A REVIEW and help us get the word out by sharing the podcast. We would like to hear from you! Reach out to us through: Website: https://www.leadwellpeople.com/podcast Instagram: @leadwellpeople Facebook: @victoryatl YouTube: VictoryATL (https://bit.ly/2NkTQwY)

The Fit Vegan Podcast
How To Eat Out & Stay Lean During Your Vegan Fat Loss Journey

The Fit Vegan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 21:44


Welcome to a new episode of The Fit Vegan Podcast! Today I want to talk about how you can eat out and stay lean during your vegan fat loss journey. Today I'm going to be sharing some tips and tricks I personally use and how to best navigate those scenarios for you to stay on track!   In this episode, we cover:   [00:00-06:02] Intro - Pros And Cons About Going Out To Eat In A Restaurant   [06:03-09:04] 5 Different Ways For You To Stay On Track During Your Fat Loss Journey - Don't Spend More Than You Have, Don't Eat More Than You Should   [09:35-11:14] Save Calories Days Before The Event You're Going   [11:15-16:10] Never Compensate For The Next Day   [16:11-17:38] When It's Possible, Ask For No Oil Or For The Sauce or Dressing To Be On The Side   [17:39-21:43] Closing Statements - The Don'ts of Eating Out - You Can Do This!   Key Quotes:   "You're paying for this food, so ask for exactly what you want... I want to make sure that it serves my body, the way I want it to serve it!" -Maxime   "At the end of the day you have to be disciplined, you have to be committed... To me, the most important thing is the sustainability aspect"   About me   My name is Maxime Sigouin; I am the founder of Fit Vegan Coaching and the Fit Vegan Blueprint program's creator. Where I help vegans get lean, toned, thrive, and become their best self on a whole foods plant-based lifestyle.   If you found this content valuable, here are 4 more ways for me to help you become a Fit Vegan:   1 - Book your FREE Vegan Strategy Call with our Fit Vegan Team https://tinyurl.com/FREE-FitnessAudit   2- Get your FREE Fit Vegan Meal Plan Blueprint to help you create your own Fit Vegan meal plan: www.fitvegan.ca/fitvegan-mealplan-builder   3- Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maximes_official/   4- Join our FREE Fit Vegan Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefitvegancommunity   5- Fit Vegan Youtube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/c/fitvegan   Leave us a 5 Star review if you enjoyed this episode so that I can bring in more influential people and add more value to the Fit Vegan Community.

Aww Shift
Brian Dawkins - Creating the life you want

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 60:55


In this episode, our guest is Brian Dawkins. He is a coach and also the author of a book titled, “Blessed by the best”.  He has successfully climbed to the top of the success level but the cool thing is we are going to talk about the things that happen behind the scenes, how he became successful, and also pass the message to other people.   [2:48] Why should I listen to you?       My personality is really to listen more than I speak. I know how to be in my workspace and when it's time for me to speak, I know what to do with it. Being blessed to have had some of the success that I have in life, I understand the significance of framing/reframing a situation and what that situation can bless you within the present to have your future.       The level of success that I have also attained helps me to know that I have wisdom that should be shared with somebody else.   [4:58] What is the moment that shifted you to where you are now?       While growing up, I was the smallest kid in the neighborhood and I always thought I had to fight which I did. I went through diverse of pain and disrespect and at some point, I had to use those things as a platform to grow. The majority of success that I have had in my life has come out of pain and that pain has taken me to different heights that I would never reach if I had not made use of the pain and disrespect to grind and work harder.     I was able to make use of the negative things that happened to me as part of my growth process and that is one of the main ingredients for success.  [8:50] If you think it wasn't supposed to be you, where did you get the ability to attain the height of success?          I was blessed to have my parents around me. My father not only played the role of a parent but also proved to be a man. One of the things he taught me was that whatever you start, you must finish. He developed in me the mindset that I should always give more than what is expected of me. What I learned from him became a part of me and also a major principle in my life.          My mum also taught me that you don't start a fight and not finish it. You must fight in a way that they have to pull you off the person. So my dad taught me how to grind and my mum taught me how to fight.   [13:26] How did you show up differently whenever you make a mistake?        I'm extremely hard on myself so I am brutally honest with whatever I see. I wasn't solely a perfectionist but I expected a whole lot of myself. Whenever I make a mistake, I am extremely hard on myself and I make sure that I get back to practice. So, I always make sure that I never make the same mistakes whenever I recognize them.       I was treated badly by my team and as time pass by, I begin to love them and develop the mindset of never letting them down.    [20:25] Did you ever experience the fear of being judged by people when you want to talk about what you are going through?      What I'm going through is not for everyone. I call it cerebral wellness and it is important to me. First, I can not do it alone. As men, we were made to believe that it is wrong for us to be emotional. We should always bottle up our emotions but at a point, l had to speak up. I begin to talk about what is affecting me without the fear of being judged.         [22:48] How did you navigate to the shift moments especially when you don't have an outlet?        When you think you don't have an outlet, you do. There is at least one person you can always communicate with.   [33:05] What are the things that help you get back on track whenever you make mistakes?      If you expect to always have success without a fall, then you are already in the wrong space. You will fall short and you have to pelf to fall short at some point in life. You are not trying to fall but you will at some point. If you fall and it hurts you, you might have to take a count.     I might need to take a little time but I will definitely rise. [36:13] What are the things that work well for you?        The first thing that works for me is the power of the pause. I breathe a little and then explode. During this process, I begin to express gratitude for the things that I'm grateful for. I recognize that the things I fail at don't make me a failure. With gratitude, I learn that failure is temporary and it shouldn't last. It is just for a season.        With this, I learn to recognize what I can learn, how I can grow, ad, how I can get better. I recognize that I make mistakes but I do not dwell on them. I make room for it to move on and replace it with powerful thoughts.   [43:45]  How did you know it is time to give back to the world through a book?    I never thought I would write a book. In the book, I talked about how I had speech impairment which is stuttering, and how it got worse. I was emotional and sometimes I go far than my tongue and mess up the whole speech. So I couldn't think that I would become a public speaker and also write a book.      The book isn't about football even though it has football in it but it will show you how I developed a positive mindset and principles that helped me. It is my hope tI hope I achieved success and also learn to take time out of your schedule to also apply the same mindset and principle. [57:00] What promise did God make to the world when he created you?     What God said was, “The passion that this smart child would operate in will be something that will bless whosoever comes in contact with him”.    Key Quotes   [4:23-4:28]  There is no meaning to a moment except for the meaning we give to it.   [6:40-7:00] The majority of success that I have had in my life has come out of pain and that pain has taken me to different heights that I would never reach if I had not made use of the pain and disrespect to grind. [24:50-25:05] If the stuff that I have bottled up inside of me is causing me to act the way I am, why would I think I can dump them on another person and not expect them to respond similarly or worst.   [41:56-42:03] If you can control your thoughts, you can control the direction you are going.   You can find Learn more about Brian Dawkins Website - https://briandawkins.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/briandawkinssr Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrianDawkins Linkdin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-dawkins-sr-8a48474a/

Tactical Leadership
Tactical Friday: Are You a True Entrepreneur?

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 12:18


“The number one reason a startup fails is because it was started by someone who's not a true entrepreneur. And so I'm in the business of breaking hearts for those that don't score high. But I'm trying to save the lives is what I'm doing.” - Gino Wickman In this episode of Tactical Friday, Gino Wickman gives us the top two takeaways from his book, Entrepreneurial Leap. Listen in and be inspired to discover if entrepreneurship is the right path for you. An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.  At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company.   Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business,  which has sold over 1 million copies, as well as five other books in the Traction Library that have sold almost 2 million copies. Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps tens of thousands of businesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 450 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are over 130,000 companies using the  EOS tools worldwide.     [00:01 - 00:53] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Gino, tune in to last Monday's episode    [00:52 - 04:59] Know if You Have What It Takes Do the assessment at https://e-leap.com/ (e-leap.com)! Make sure you have the six essential traits Not everyone is made to be an entrepreneur and that's okay [05:00 - 09:13] Find Your Perfect Integrator Match A true entrepreneur is a visionary Understanding the dynamic between visionary and integrator [09:14 - 12:19] Closing Segment Closing words from Gino - Let your freak flag fly! Connect with Gino (links below)  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “Let your freak flag fly. And so I am fanatical about helping the world be themselves and you can't be yourself until you know thyself. And so it's a travesty how many of us don't truly, fully be ourselves for whatever reason. And I would urge you to embark on the journey to really get to know yourself, understand yourself, learn your strengths and weaknesses, laugh at your weaknesses, and celebrate those. But absolutely capitalize on your strengths and don't apologize for it. And life is just a hell of a lot better when you're being 100% you.” - Gino Wickman   Connect with Gino Learn more about Gino through his https://ginowickman.com/ (website). Grab a copy of https://www.amazon.com/Leap-Have-Takes-Become-Entrepreneur/dp/1948836815 (Entrepreneurial Leap) and visit ​​https://e-leap.com/ (e-leap.com) if you're thinking about taking that leap to entrepreneurship. Get more involved, too, and join forces with Gino by https://e-leap.com/become-a-collaborator/ (becoming a collaborator).   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership...

Colloquium
An Inside Look at Asset Management in Today's Environment with Louis Frank

Colloquium

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 33:16


What does it take to effectively manage financial assets? With the numerous financial instruments out there, how do we determine which is better for you than the rest? Join us as my guest, Louis Frank, and I discuss in-depth aspects of financial management such as access to deal flow, the process of vetting investments, and the difficulties that come with operating private equity portfolios. Listen in! Key Highlights: [00:01 - 10:07] Navigating the Waters of the Finance Industry Louis Frank is responsible for managing the LotusGroup Alternative Asset Platform, which involves strategy design, manager due diligence, and portfolio management. The mindset of battle alternatives has changed over the last few decades, as advisors have become more aware of the risks involved in traditional fixed-income investments. When choosing where to invest, understand the space and look at the companies themselves. It is important to have a good team in place that can help you navigate these waters. [10:08 - 20:32] The Search for Diversified Opportunities In reality, building a network out takes a huge amount of time. It is a full-time job and it is extremely important to keep in touch with networking opportunities. Private practice requires finding the right partners and vendors to help provide scalability and efficiency. Consider automation and make sure that the processes are as efficient as possible to get the work done in a timely manner. Louis discusses the focus on offering diversified opportunities to their clients, as well as their own separate company which specializes in life settlement products. The company is investing in slow, steady returns rather than in high-risk private equity.  [20:33 - 31:07] A Deeper Look into the Financial Assets Access to good deals and allowing minimum investment is important, as it allows smaller investors to invest in the deals. Louis emphasizes the importance of looking at private equity in light of current macroeconomic conditions. Interest rates are going to rise and borrowers should consider taking out real estate loans with floating rates to protect themselves from rising interest rates. A life settlement is when a company buys the beneficiary interest of a life insurance contract from the policyholder. This allows the policyholder to receive cash or assets instead of receiving insurance benefits. There are many benefits to receiving a life settlement, such as avoiding estate taxes and receiving cash immediately.  [31:08 - 33:16] Closing Segment The trend of families is becoming more global and it boils down to assuring privacy and risk. Key Quotes: "Alternatives are a big solution moving forward from an investment management standpoint." - Louis Frank "We saw a need in the market for an alternative asset platform that was focused on democratizing private equity. We wanted to make it easier for individuals to access these opportunities.” -  Louis Frank  Connect with Louis: Website: http://lotusgroupcapital.com/ (http://lotusgroupcapital.com/)  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-frank-caia-5218a815/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-frank-caia-5218a815/)  Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ ( LinkedIn)! LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND LEAVE US A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in and Stay Tuned for the Next Episode COMING SOON!

Tactical Leadership
Discovering Your Voice

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 8:32


“I think is really important for us in business to be able to know what we're about. Know yourself, know what you're passionate about, know what you love, know what's gonna keep you driving forward. Recognize these things ahead of time so that when life gets tough, you can draw back to those things right. ” - Zack Knight In today's solo episode, I reflect on a quote from my guest Gino Wickman and how it deeply resonates with me and my experiences. It also aligns with my own mission of making a path for others to find their voice and to find success personally and professionally.   [00:01 - 01:04] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out!  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to register for a free podcasting workshop! [01:05 - 07:05] My Takeaways       How my journey was and still is being impacted by Gino's work “You can't be yourself until you know yourself” and why this is important in business The value in helping other people to re-identify themselves   [07:06 - 08:32] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Gino where he'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “It's really an interesting piece, trying to figure out more about myself and what's keeping me motivated to put out a podcast, put out more business aspects, and keep this moving forward. Because I think this is something that we all struggle with as the years tick by of trying to stay motivated and trying to keep passionate about those different aspects.” - Zack Knight    Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Tactical Leadership
Taking the Entrepreneurial Leap

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 32:24


“Entrepreneurial Leap is designed to help you first confirm whether you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur, there are six essential traits, show you a glimpse of the life, and then show you a path to survive the startup and build an amazing company.” - Gino Wickman In today's episode, Gino Wickman unfolds his mission to help entrepreneurs-in-the-making take the leap into their entrepreneurial journey. He provides a path to success by sharing his insights on the importance of having a vision, accepting feedback, and staying true to your core. Listen in and get expert advice on overcoming your startup fears! An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.  At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company.   Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business,  which has sold over 1 million copies, as well as five other books in the Traction Library that have sold almost 2 million copies. Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps tens of thousands of businesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 450 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are over 130,000 companies using the  EOS tools worldwide.      [00:01 - 05:25] Failure is Not a Necessary Part of the Journey If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Gino Wickman on the lessons he learned when he became a millionaire at 31 but lost it all at 32 Giving entrepreneurs the keys to success and helping them not to fail along the way   [05:26 - 14:48] Clarify Your Vision Sheer passion is not going to cut it Developing a vision clarifier tool Showing the path with Entrepreneurial Leap and showing how to survive and grow with EOS Traction   [14:49 - 24:18] Receive Feedback With a Grain of Salt You're always going to have terrible feedback Creating a filter for good and bad advice Keeping yourself grounded after achieving success   [24:19 - 29:18] Be True to Your Core Know your business and what you excel at Don't get distracted and stay in your sweet spot Gino's sources of inspiration   [29:19 - 32:25] Closing Segment The legacy Gino wants to create - helping entrepreneurs have freedom, impact, and creativity Connect with Gino (links below)  Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!     Key Quotes:  “There's really no such thing as get rich quick, but there is get rich, slow.” - Gino Wickman “I'm going out to the front end of the journey to help my 18-year-old self because at 18, I was a mislabeled derelict. I was lost, confused, insecure. And so whoever you are out there, if you're an entrepreneur in the making, if you have those genetics, and you're wanting to take a leap, you're dealing with some emotional issues. And that's normal as I did when I was 18.”  - Gino Wickman “You've got to listen to your customers, but you're going to hear criticism and feedback. You're going to have friends and family that care about you, and their...

Aww Shift
Emmanuel Acho - Living Limitless

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 27:14


In this episode, our guest is Emmanuel Acho. He is one of New York's Bestselling Authors and also the creator of Uncomfortable Conversations with the Blackmen.                  Emmanuel Acho is part of the people who don't set defense. He knows what he stands for and what he stands against. He is not just someone with a strong opinion but with a strong set of experiences that leads to opinions that have weight.   [2:53] WHY SHOULD WE LISTEN TO YOU?   I picked up a football and I made it into the National Football League. I picked up a pen and I became a NO. 1 New York Best Selling Author. I picked up a microphone and I won an army. So, my works and credentials truly speak for me. I barely talk but when I do, then I must be saying something very important.   [6:00] WHERE WAS YOUR IDENTITY CREATED?   While growing up, I watched my parents work hard and progress through their hard work so I can say that is where my identity came from. To me, success is oftentimes a more committed dedication and opportunity while luck is when operation meets opportunity. While luck is relevant without operation, it is also irrelevant without opportunity. I don't believe my identity is in my athlete. My identity is truly in my character and work ethic.   [11:45]  Whenever things fall apart, why was it one of the most painful moments, and what do you take from it?   I learned that it is important to keep going to work, keep excelling and keep getting better. Sometimes in life, you have to choose not to see what you see. You just have to choose not to believe your eyes in some situations.   [14:13]  I do not believe in it that all your goals kind of fall apart, what is your perception about this?   Chapter 11 of  Illogical, my latest book in partnership with Oprah is called goals are dumb. Goals are stupid. If you set a goal and achieve it, congratulations but what if you could have done more? If you set a goal and do not achieve it, you will ruin your self-esteem and self-efficacy. Instead of setting goals, have an objective with no limitations.     [22:18] Where do you know when to listen to some people?   It takes a lot of discernment. The apple air pod has a transparency function and a noise cancellation function so do we humans too. We have to ultimately live life with both. Sometimes, you have to completely cancel out any form of noise while sometimes you just have to let in some feedback so that you can improve as a human being.   [25:30]  What promise did God make to the world when he created you?   I am not super talented, or super skilled but I'm obedient and I think God's promise is that he is going to bring forth someone obedient enough to use his skills to try to change the world.   KEY QUOTES   [17:40-17:41] A goal is an end at which energy is aimed while an objective is simply energy aimed in a direction.   [20:35-20:36] All we focus on in life is what we can see and what we can quantify not realizing that some of our biggest hardship moments are unquantifiable.   Learn more about Emmanuel Acho   Twitter - https://twitter.com/EmmanuelAcho YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/Acho/featured Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/emmanuelacho/?hl=en Linkdin- https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmanuel-acho-ba35a2b9/  

Pool Chasers Podcast
Episode 200: Company Culture - Business Tip of the Month with Harry Geller of National Pool Partners

Pool Chasers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 16:27


Episode Summary:  In this edition of Business Tip of the Month, we're joined by Harry Geller, former Co-Owner of Magnolia Pool and Spa and current Vice President of Human Resources for National Pool Partners.  Listen in as Harry describes the different elements that make up company culture and how to optimize yours in order to cultivate a sense of belonging among your team members.  He also shares how to properly and continuously communicate culture to your employees, even in such cases as company mergers.  Topics Discussed:  02:07 - Why company culture is so important  04:15 - Cultivating a sense of belonging  05:16 - Creating a great company culture  08:26 - Communicating culture to your people  09:40 - How culture can maximize performance  12:02 - Maintaining a solid and consistent culture  13:52 - Books on building company culture  Connect with Guest:  Website  Facebook  LinkedIn  Connect with Pool Chasers:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  Facebook Group  Twitter  YouTube  Patreon  Key Quotes from Episode:  Culture is culture. How you design culture really makes a huge difference in the organization.  Company culture is the foundation for what the company will ultimately accomplish.  The model of culture really starts at the top [of the organization].  The biggest thing for communicating culture is to demonstrate; to live it every day; to talk about it. 

Let's Talk Business
The Six Essential Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur with Gino Wickman

Let's Talk Business

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 54:51


Do you want to start an entrepreneurial journey, but you're doubtful about having the skill set to build a successful business?  In this week's episode, our guest is Gino Wickman, an entrepreneur since the age of 21 who has had an obsession with learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company. Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. Gino is devoting time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap, which is why he created Entrepreneurial Leap. The mission of Entrepreneurial Leap is to find all of the entrepreneurs-in-the-making, at any age, wherever they are—to help them realize their purpose and live the life they were born to live. In our interview, Gino discloses how he identified in their family-owned business that systems were needed, which eventually became the EOS system. He also shares how he could identify the real core focus that will drive him to success. He went into detail about the six essential traits of every entrepreneur and what happens if you're missing any of those traits.  Most importantly, he provides us with practical tips on how to actually find a mentor and touches on why being patient, but still taking action is key for an entrepreneur.  If you think you're an entrepreneur in the making, this episode is definitely for you! Listen and enjoy! [00:01 - 08:55] Opening Segment   Gino Wickman's background and work  His passion for what makes companies great, and entrepreneurs successful His experience creating an operating system The pure evolution and a journey of obsession Make sure to check Entrepreneurial Leap   [08:56 - 29:25]  Getting The Leadership Team on The Same Page    The business mindset before and after EOS The leadership team gets 100% on the same page with a clear vision Getting clear with your core focus Why does the organization exist? What does it do in the world? What motivated Gino going from the EOS to identify the entrepreneur Gino's definition of what an entrepreneur is The entrepreneurial range   [29:26 - 48:48] The Six Essential Traits of a True Entrepreneur   Gino breaks down the six essential traits of a try entrepreneur What happens if you know there might be missing one or two of those traits   You're not an entrepreneur. It's all or nothing   Understanding the glimpse and what you're good at  Paint a vivid picture of what the life of an entrepreneur looks like Gino's outlook on the point of mentoring Find a mentor who is where you want to be The mentor tracks Take action and be patient   [48:49 - 54:51] Closing Segment What Gino could share for entrepreneurs about notetaking in general Learn more about Gino with the Rapid Fire Questions! Connect with Gino Follow him on LinkedIn,  Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Head to  Entrepreneurial Leap, find clarity, and create a customized plan with the 1-2-3 Roadmap for your start-up! We're a passionate bunch. Together, we help your business flourish. Visit: https://ptexgroup.com Let's Talk Exits! Check out my new podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-exits/id1606747718 Connect with Ptex Group: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn LEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who wants to achieve in business. Listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!   Key Quotes  “It's not that you don't have a vision, it's that you don't agree.” - Gino Wickman  “If you're someone who is absolutely passionate about entrepreneurship and want to be surrounded by entrepreneurship, but don't have the six essential traits, then, by all means, attach yourself to a true entrepreneur.”  - Gino Wickman “There's so much science on the power of writing from a standpoint of retention and creativity and what it does for your brain.”  - Gino Wickman

Tactical Leadership
Tactical Friday: Empowering Through Visibility

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 13:26


“The real value is letting small businesses know you can get the word out there about your business. It doesn't have to cost you a fortune, and we can help you do it and it can be effective.” - Michelle Taylor Willis In this episode of Tactical Friday, Michelle Taylor Willis talks about Gagnant Media and the work they do to support small businesses through advertising. She also lists best practices every entrepreneur should know and follow in making advertising decisions. Michelle Taylor Willis is the founder of Gagnant Media. A Florida native, she is married with four sons and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a proud graduate of the University of Florida, and an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and master strategist. Michelle recently launched her first book, “Raising Significance: A Guide to Well-Rounded, Independent, and Confident Kids.” She has appeared on the nationally syndicated Tamron Hall Show on ABC to discuss the book and on the Fox affiliate in Atlanta, as well as being featured in several publications. Additionally, Michelle is the host of the “According to Michelle '' television show, which is featured weekly via VTV Network through Amazon Fire and Roku platforms. She also broadcasts a radio show called “Over The Top” weekly through REAL 11:00 AM.    [00:01 - 01:00] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Michelle, tune in to last Monday's episode    [01:01 - 12:02] Advertising Advice to Set Yourself Up for Success Realize that there are affordable options for advertising Know the difference between advertising and marketing Make sure that you're approaching the people with the right expertise Understanding your brand and your business plan should be the first step Have patience and let the momentum build [12:03 - 13:27] Closing Segment Connect with Michelle (links below)  Closing words Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “Most people, they don't have business plans. And so it makes it really tough. It's tough on the business owner. And it's tough on anybody that's trying to do business with them. Because now you have these people who are trying to figure out their business as you're plugging along.” - Michelle Taylor Willis   Connect with Michelle Follow Michelle on https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelletaylorwillis (LinkedIn), https://www.facebook.com/michelletaylorwillis (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/michelletaylorwillis/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/michelletwillis (Twitter), and https://clubhousedb.com/user/michelletwillis (Clubhouse)!. Learn more about her and her work through https://michelletaylorwillis.com/ (michelletaylorwillis.com) and https://www.gagnantmedia.com/ (Gagnant Media). Michelle's https://michelletaylorwillis.com/book ("Raising Significance: A Guide to Raising Independent, Well-Rounded and Confident Kids") The Guidebook is also now available for purchase. Tune in to iHeart Radio every Wednesday at 4 pm for the https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-over-the-top-94053356/ (Over the Top with Michelle Taylor Willis Radio Show,) where you will learn about all the great things going on in SoFu and around Atlanta!    Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight...

Tactical Leadership
The Benefits of Reciprocity

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 7:54


“There's got to be value both ways. And I don't think that's something we should shy away from in the honesty and integrity of operating business.” - Zack Knight In today's solo episode, I zero in on a particular note from my conversation with Michelle Taylor Willis. We've talked a lot about her business and the strategies she applied throughout her career but one of the things that really stuck out to me was her piece on referrals. I think it's worth taking a look at this objectively and discussing the benefits of building reciprocity in business. [00:01 - 01:11] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out!  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to register for a free podcasting workshop! [01:12 - 06:40] My Takeaways       Creating network equity through introductions Monetizing referrals is not necessarily a bad thing It's paying for your time and effort It's a mutual exchange beneficial to both parties Considering setting up a referral program   [06:41 - 07:54] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Michelle where she'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “I think it should be a very reciprocal process. If I can't reciprocate with another referral for you and we don't have a good back and forth with focus because maybe you're in an industry where I just simply don't run into your client base, no beef there, right? But you still want something where we can have a mutual exchange.” - Zack Knight   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Tactical Leadership
Bet on Yourself

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 43:51


“Bet on yourself, and if you're confident that you're doing what you were put on the earth to do, you can't lose. You might not win every single round, but the endgame will work in your favor, period.” - Michelle Taylor Willis In today's episode, Michelle Taylor Willis breaks down how she transitioned from not knowing anything about running a magazine business to building her own media empire. She now leverages her success to empower other people and other businesses through her platform. Tune in as she shares her story and the lessons she learned along the way. Michelle Taylor Willis is the founder of Gagnant Media. A Florida native, she is married with four sons and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a proud graduate of the University of Florida, and an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, and master strategist. Michelle recently launched her first book, “Raising Significance: A Guide to Well-Rounded, Independent, and Confident Kids.” She has appeared on the nationally syndicated Tamron Hall Show on ABC to discuss the book and on the Fox affiliate in Atlanta, as well as being featured in several publications. Additionally, Michelle is the host of the “According to Michelle '' television show, which is featured weekly via VTV Network through Amazon Fire and Roku platforms. She also broadcasts a radio show called “Over The Top” weekly through REAL 11:00 AM.  [00:01 - 06:30] Building Resilience If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Michelle Taylor Willis on being a gymnast and learning how to get up when you fall Battling imposter syndrome in business   [06:31 - 12:08] The Power of Paying it Forward Helping small businesses get visibility through her company Creating her own content, platform, and brand to uplift others Giving back and getting involved in the community   [12:09 - 30:05] There is Value in Being an Opportunist How she became the Michelle Taylor Willis we know now Starting your own enterprise by establishing your own referral sources Pivoting, seizing opportunities, and letting go of fears Michelle's advice to her old self: Buy more property! Learning from the wise and soaking up knowledge from available resources   [30:06 - 35:03] Conversations Can Change Perspectives Unfolding black history and black wealth  Listening to the diverse perspectives of other people   [35:04 - 43:51] Closing Segment The legacy Michelle wants to create - significance is the goal, not success Connect with Michelle (links below)  Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quotes:  “There's this resilience factor where, like, you have to constantly be in the mindset that no matter what it is, it's gonna work. No matter how many times you fail, no matter how many times you screw up, you're gonna find a way to make happen. - Michelle Taylor Willis “They really don't have to be bad words… An opportunist is someone that sees an opportunity and takes it. I use it for the benefit of everybody, and not, you know, the detriment of anyone.”  - Michelle Taylor Willis “Significance is the goal. It's not success.” - Michelle Taylor Willis   Connect with Michelle Follow Michelle on https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelletaylorwillis (LinkedIn), https://www.facebook.com/michelletaylorwillis (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/michelletaylorwillis/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/michelletwillis (Twitter), and https://clubhousedb.com/user/michelletwillis (Clubhouse)!. Learn more about her and her work through https://michelletaylorwillis.com/ (michelletaylorwillis.com) and https://www.gagnantmedia.com/ (Gagnant Media). Michelle's...

The Fit Vegan Podcast
How To Become An Optimized Vegan

The Fit Vegan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 14:18


In today's episode, I talk about my main points on how you can become an optimized vegan, in terms of nutrition, training and of course, a good night's sleep. Are you ready to become an optimized vegan? Let's find out! In this episode, we cover:  [00:00- 1:34] Intro - My Main Points For Your Nutrition - At Least 90% of What You Eat Needs to Come From Wholefood Plantbased Sources [1:34-2:12] All You Need to Focus On Is Hitting Your Calories And Your Proteins [2:13-2:48] You Need To Hit At Least 40 g of Fiber Per Day Minimum  [2:49-3:37] Diversify Your Food to Make Sure You Get A Wide Variety of Vitamins And Nutrients [3:38-4:49] Make Sure You're Drinking Your Water [4:50-6:00] You Need to Train Like a King Or A Queen!  [6:01-7:10] Whatever It Is That You Enjoy, Do Your Cardio! [7:11-8:20] Get Your 10K Steps Everyday [8:21-9:30] You Need To Make Sure You're Stretching For Injury Prevention And Actually Becoming Stronger  [9:31-10:34] Nothing Replaces A Good Night Sleep [10:35-11:19] Having High Amounts of Sugar Before Bedtime Affects Your HRV In Negative Ways [11:20-14:18] Again... Keep Hydrated! - Closing Statements - Now You're Ready To Become an Optimized Vegan!    Key Quotes "Drinking some water helps to detoxify your body, because you are constantly surrounded by an environment of pollution... There's toxins that are coming into your body and you need to flush them out! - Maxime Sigouin "We need to make sure that you have a strong heart that goes along with your body" - Maxime Sigouin About me My name is Maxime Sigouin; I am the founder of Fit Vegan Coaching and the Fit Vegan Blueprint program's creator. Where I help vegans get lean, toned, thrive, and become their best self on a whole foods plant-based lifestyle. If you found this content valuable, here are 4 more ways for me to help you become a Fit Vegan: 1 - Book your FREE Vegan Strategy Call with our Fit Vegan Team https://tinyurl.com/FREE-FitnessAudit 2- Get your FREE Fit Vegan Meal Plan Blueprint to help you create your own Fit Vegan meal plan: www.fitvegan.ca/fitvegan-mealplan-builder 3- Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maximes_official/ 4- Join our FREE Fit Vegan Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefitvegancommunity 5- Fit Vegan Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/fitvegan Leave us a 5 Star review if you enjoyed this episode so that I can bring in more influential people and add more value to the Fit Vegan Community.

Colloquium
New Disruptors in Family Office with Bobby Stover, EY

Colloquium

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 36:36


In today's episode, we're discussing the growth of the family office industry and how its capital-centric approach has helped fuel its popularity. The family office has evolved into an industry on its own, with its own assets and rules that differ from those of public companies. As the world's economy shifts back towards private enterprise, the family office will continue to be a popular choice for families looking to protect their wealth and invest in their future. Join us as we tackle the ins and outs as well as the new disruptors in family office you have to know. Listen in! Key Highlights: [00:01 - 10:07] Growth of the Family Office Industry Bobby Stover is a partner at Ernst & Young, LLC and he is responsible for helping family businesses protect and grow their investments. He has spent over 27 years in public accounting supporting these businesses. The growth of this industry can be attributed to a few reasons - (1) an increase in family offices and their role in society, (2) the global economic improvement, which has led to an increase in wealth among families, and (3) technology has played a significant role in the development of this industry, as it has made it easier for families to access resources and services. Family offices believe that operating companies are a key part of their portfolio and that they can provide alpha returns. [10:08 - 21:10] Recognizing the Tools, Tech, and Security Involved in Building Systems Bobby emphasizes the importance of good governance in order to maintain a family business, and believes that qualitative issues are more important than quantitative legal structuring. He also highlighted the importance of educating clients and employees about the changing needs of family offices, in order to maintain trust and keep family capital safe. One major concern for family offices is the lack of transparency around fees and what services are being offered. The biggest seed change in cybersecurity is the end of building your own systems. This change has made it easier to integrate best-in-class systems and protect data. Families should be aware of changes happening quickly in the world and be prepared to adapt.  [21:09 - 33:03] A Note on the ESG Performance in Directing the Narrative Investors are looking for opportunities with higher returns and beyond just the traditional stock market. Companies that focus on environmental and social responsibility have become more popular as investors look for ways to increase their returns while also doing good in the world. Family offices are becoming more high profile and are seeing increased liquidity events.  [33:04 - 36:36] Closing Segment The trend of families is becoming more global and it boils down to assuring privacy and risk. Key Quotes: "When we look at the studies for external advisors, what the millennials and the Gen Z's are saying is, I want to know what my cost is. I'm willing to pay for things, but I want transparency into it." - Bobby Stover "What do people want? When we think about ESG and those things that are coming up long-term value creation, number one, is easy access to my data, where I can see my total financial picture with better exclusive, more reliable digital services.” -  Bobby Stover  Connect with Bobby: Website: https://www.ey.com/en_us/family-enterprise  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbystover/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbystover/)   Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ ( LinkedIn)! LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND LEAVE US A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in and Stay Tuned for the Next Episode COMING SOON!

Access to Inspiration
68. Caitríona Jennings: The Mindset of the Long Distance Runner

Access to Inspiration

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 25:23


Sue Stockdale talks to Caitríona Jennings, an Olympic athlete and current Irish 50km and 100km record holder, about the preparation, training and mindset required to perform at the highest level of athletics. Caitríona has been able to balance her professional life and sports career simultaneously and describes how she is able to do so.Having studied Law and Accounting in University, Caitríona joined the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2001 and was promoted to the position of Tax Director before joining Goshawk Aviation as Head of Tax in 2016.  Currently living in Hong Kong, Caitríona took on a new role as VP Risk in CDB Aviation in 2019 when she relocated here with her husband.  Caitríona is a member of the board of directors of the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and leads the Aviation working group.  Caitríona is also a founding member of Propel, an industry networking group for aircraft leasing professionals based in Hong Kong.Caitríona's achievements in her professional career were recognised in 2016 when she was selected as a finalist for the Consulting and Advisory Professional of the Year Award, in the Irish Early Career Awards Ceremony.This series is kindly supported by Squadcast –the remote recording platform which empowers podcasters by capturing high-quality audio and video conversations. Find out more at squadcast.fmFind out more about Caitriona Jennings:Website https://www.caitrionajennings.comFacebook https://www.facebook.com/caitriona.jenningsTwitter https://twitter.com/cjennings1xInstagram https://www.instagram.com/jenningscaitriona/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitriona-jennings-56385352/Key Quotes: “Typically I do try to run early in the morning if I can because I find that once I have my exercise done, I'm more relaxed for the day.”“I'm humbled to think that I currently hold the Irish record in both 50K and 100K distances.”“Running. It's a very easy sport to do.”“I think running has instilled a really strong sense of discipline into me, my timekeeping and how I structure my day.” “The most important learning that I got from running was how to be resilient.”“There's always a positive to everything and I try to just constantly focus on that positive.”“I'm going to be running for as long as I spend a day in work in the office.”“I have those moments of doubt all the time, the little voice in my head, but I just constantly try and reinforce positivity.” “What I've learned in the past, If you try and burn someone off too fast, you're actually only destroying your own race.”“The amount of research that's been done and evidence is overwhelming to show the connection between gut health and mental health.” “I am motivated to reduce the records for both the 50 K and the 100 K.”Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org and connect with us:Twitter www.twitter.com/accessinspirat1 Facebook www.facebook.com/accesstoinspiration Instagram www.instagram.com/accesstoinspiration LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/access-to-inspiration/Sign up for our newsletter http://eepurl.com/hguX2b Read our Impact Report https://bit.ly/3hElalv Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)Series Producer: Sue Stockdale (she/her)

Aww Shift
Dr Robin B - Pharmacist Fitness and Full Expression

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 45:35


In this episode, our guest is Dr. Robbin. She is a Pharmacist, entrepreneur, podcaster, and social media influencer who encourages fitness and full expression through her brand. Robbin uses her knowledge in the medical field to create amazing products for fitness and also add value to others through her social media platforms. Dr. Robbin has successfully combined the medical field and social media to influence lives positively. She has created something great in life and still doing that. Today, she shares her journey of being a pharmacist, social media influencer, and adding value to others.   [3:05] Why should we listen to you?                                                              I am a product of my environment and living has made me gain experience. If I'm going to talk to you or share advice, it is going to be about something that I know. We live in a world where people try many things which I have done too but the most important thing is trying and succeeding and this can only happen with discipline and consistency.   [4:42] Where did Dr. Robbin begin?   I love medicine and have always been good at science so I started working as a pharmacist technician. I was good at graphic design, and website building so social media came naturally to me. There is a difference between being an influencer and being influential so I take my time to give back to students by adding value to them and also mentoring them.   [9:00] Did you know you were going to step out and do socials or did it just happen?                    It's funny I have the same amount of experience and ambitions as a social media influencer and a pharmacist because I did everything at the same time from high school to now. You must have leadership qualities to apply to medical school, which prompted me to launch a business of which I was the owner and which also served as a platform for community development.   [12:33] What are your intentions when bringing up content?   I think it is important to create organic content. Videos are also a way of showing who you are and this is so evident. Your followers want to know you, they want to know what you can offer them and before you can achieve this, you have to put yourself out. I would advise anyone to make use of reels, trending audios, and hashtags, and also have something educational to teach.   [14:08] What was the building of your brand and how do you get to it?    It came to me as a vision. Some people go to pharmacy school to become pharmacists, while others want to use their skills to help the business grow. For me, it's the other way around as I consider how I might use my understanding of medicinal ingredients to create things that can change people's lives. I'm a busy professional who understands that most people don't have time to look out for themselves. So, I created the face wipe product to streamline the routine of skincare and fitness.                                                                 [16:30]  What are the things you've gone through to keep this business running?    This is the most difficult for me. All because of what I do, it appears to be a full-time job; I manage everything myself, including social media, advertising, and everything else, but that's something I'd like to change this year. It's also crucial to have someone on your team who believes in you. It's not a good option to hire folks that don't share your vision. You can't do everything. Work hard, gain new skills, and hire someone to do the work for you.   [18:08] How do you know when it's time to bring a team on?   I would say when you are into the product business. You need more hands. You will want to add more aspects like a newsletter and this will require a marketing person. How fast you want to go will determine if you need someone or not.   [29:54]  How do you make someone attached to your brand?   It is not about the title but what you represent. If you know a specific field well enough and you educate your followers, they will become attached to you. People are paying attention to great content and they will become attached to you if you can offer that. Add value to them. Be a big supporter of them. Continue creating content so that you can be seen.   [34:00]  What is that abundance you are trying to get for your audience?   The first is to allow people to have the same transformation that I do. When I was in pharmacy school, I took discipline from it and I applied that in everything that I do. So, my mission is not only to create but give people the opportunity to coach them, communicate with them, live calls and all. In short, build a healthy relationship with me.             [42:20] What promise did God make to the world when he created you?                    I believe God made a promise of representation. A lot of young women get scared of their profession because they don't feel like they can be themselves but it is not that way for me.   I am living on the belief that you can successfully graduate, be a doctor and also live all your dream. You can be anything. You can use all the talents that God has given you. Don't let anybody put you in the box. You can be whatever you want to be.   Key Quotes  If you want to bring someone to your team, you must have expectations. Make sure you are on the same page and that they believe in your vision. Working with someone that does not believe in you or your business is a disaster. Discipline is something you must apply in every aspect of your life. It is part of having an accountability partner, a mentor, and a coach. Use everything you have and do your thing. Believe in yourself and hold on to the inner power within you. Do your thing differently and stand out Learn more about Dr Robin Website - https://drrobinb.com/ Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/drrobinb Twitter - https://twitter.com/drrobinb Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dr.robinb/?hl=en                                                                                                                                                          

Colloquium
Providing the Best Experience through Client Communication - Donna McGovern

Colloquium

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 36:16


In today's episode, we'll be discussing one of the most important aspects of lifestyle management: client communication. As a lifestyle manager, it's essential that you have a clear understanding of your clients' expectations so that you can deliver on them in a way that's both satisfying and memorable. We'll be discussing ways to ensure that you're always communicating with your clients in a meaningful way while keeping them informed of your progress and ensuring that they're happy with the services that you're providing. Join us as we discuss client communication and how it plays an essential role in ensuring that your clients are always satisfied with your services. Listen in! Key Highlights: [00:01 - 10:49] Fabulously Effortless Shows and Events Donna McGovern discusses her work as a luxury lifestyle manager, which includes arranging travel, entertainment experiences, and other events for high-net-worth individuals. Donna recalls working with clowns for a parade and how they received a lot of love from the public, who were amazed by their creativity and professionalism. She explains that the shows are exciting and empowering and that the key to a successful event is to make it look easy.  [08:03 - 15:29] Understanding Client Profiles to Deliver Better  You never know what's going to happen and that is beneficial for both parties if things grow organically. Do your homework and ask around to get a good understanding of the expectations of the clients before starting a project. It is important to be transparent with clients. When working with male clients, it is important to pay close attention to their interests and focus on meeting their needs. On the other hand, when working with female clients, it is important to understand their feelings and emotions.  [20:14 - 35:04] What it Takes to Provide Unforgettable Experiences The lifestyle manager helps coordinate the activities of an individual or family professionally. Value proposition is key and in this industry, networks are valued. Sometimes it is intimidating to work with big personalities, but the best way to deal with it is to remain calm and present the information in a way that is best for the client.  [30:19 - 36:15] Closing Segment Millennials and Gen Z are more interested in experiential travel than traditional travel. They are also more interested in experiencing different cultures and getting involved in the local community. Key Quotes: "I was hesitant because I wasn't really sure what it meant, but I am from the belief of why not? Like, if it's not going to hurt you, why not try it?" - Donna McGovern "When they see an event go smoothly, when they have an extraordinary experience, they want to replicate that for their own lives, and they were able to identify you as somebody that could orchestrate that for them.” -  Donna McGovern “It's not just about returns. It's about having impact investing. It's having a double, triple bottom line type investment strategy in the experience is what matters.” -  Donna McGovern  Connect with Donna: Website: https://awaywithdonna.com/ (https://awaywithdonna.com/)  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awaywithdonna/?hl=en (@awaywithdonna) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ ( LinkedIn)! LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, AND LEAVE US A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in and Stay Tuned for the Next Episode COMING SOON!

Future of Tech
The Future of Transcriptions, Tom Livne, CEO, Verbit

Future of Tech

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 46:09


It's easy to typecast what a successful entrepreneur should be like: someone growing up awash in technology, attending a prestigious university to study in that area, and then building a unicorn. But that's not how it always works. In fact, it may not be how it often works. There's a different sort of entrepreneurial narrative. In this story, it's about a person who has had a winding path to business success. But along that journey, this character saw a problem, came up with a solution, and then had the ideal balance of perseverance and business sense to create a successful company over a period of time. Tom Livne, the CEO and Founder of Verbit, started his career in the Special Forces, which he credits for teaching him resiliency. He then became an attorney and came to the conclusion that the transcription industry needed disruption. At the time, the technologies necessary to disrupt the industry, A.I. and the cloud, were not quite ready. He continued on his journey earning an MBA and even founding a security company. Then when the business-stars aligned, alongside the right technology, he created Verbit to focus on the transcription issue he was passionate about. His spirit of resilience helped him to develop Verbit from a bootstrap company to one with major investment and lots of room to grow. On this episode of Future of Tech, Tom shares his unique entrepreneurial story and the values that have led to his success. Enjoy this episode!   Main Takeaways: The Importance of Resiliency and Passion: According to Livne, resilience is an essential quality for an entrepreneur. Though he first learned this value in the military, it has served him well throughout his entrepreneurial career. Additionally, he points to passion as another key ingredient for an entrepreneur and believes having it helps to see a person through when difficulties arise. A.I. and the Human Touch: In part due to regulations that require 100% accuracy, Livne believes that the human touch will always be required to supplement A.I. Verbit utilizes A.I. along with freelancers to transcribe efficiently and accurately. Livne shares how hiring freelancers, and learning how their experience working with Verbit has empowered their lives, is very satisfying.  Customization is Key: Though there are large tech companies with speech recognition tools, Livne contends that Verbit has a particular corner of the market. He makes the point that these companies use A.I. but do not have the human component to help them achieve the high level of accuracy required by regulations. Furthermore, he explains how Verbit is able to customize transcriptions as required by each of its customers given the unique needs in their different industries. Customer Consolidation: Verbit has undertaken a strategy to take over other more traditional transcription companies to bring in their customers. He describes the communication between Verbit and these companies in an effort to bring them on board. He also shares that this strategy has enabled investors to have a clear sense of Verbit's path for growth.   Key Quotes:   [00:31] “So, I've been in the Special Forces of the paratrooper. [and am] still doing the reserve. And I think as an entrepreneur, one of the most important thing is resilience. So I really think that the army service help with that.”    [14:54] “Instead of doing everything manually, we said, ‘Okay, let's do most of it by technology.' And then the last mile editing the technology, we know that it's not able to get it, we will put the human [in] and kind of give them the tools to make their job more efficient.”    [25:02] “So as long as our customer base is growing, it means we'll need to have more freelancer. It means we're creating more jobs from people to work from home. And we have a lot of our freelancers from third world countries, and we are getting emails, ‘because of Verbit we have the ability to feed our family [and] take care [of] our kids.' Once you see that you say, ‘Wow, because of my hard work, I'm creating a lot of jobs for more people around the globe.' So, it's another great mission to be part of.”    [35:03] Today, in the venture world, there's what they call magic numbers. So, how much you invest in sales and marketing, [and] how much new revenue it's bringing. They want to see [a] ratio of one-to-one. And then we really saw that those manual transcription companies they're flat. They're not growing. And they have much lower gross margin because they do it all manually. So we come [up] with this thesis that we can acquire their book of business and then migrate their customers to our platform and to make the whole process much more efficient and literally to grow this way.”    [37:50] “So first of all, and foremost, you need to do something you're passionate about, right? So, for me, the founder-market fit was as a frustrated customer. This is how I actually thought about this problem…When I'm trying to be more generic, I would say, look for problem that have high friction and low efficiency where you think that the technology come and shift it around.” 

Tactical Leadership
Tactical Friday: Find Your Truth in Deeper Levels

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 12:05


“Who are you and who do you want to be? What are the sticking points in your life where you're feeling less fulfilled, or less connected, or you're feeling lost?... Asking yourself those deeper questions…those existential questions that supersede and transcend a lot of what's out there already to get you to the deepest levels of your own truth.” - Sean Harvey In this episode of Tactical Friday, Sean Harvey dives in to share the practical tips to employ as we get to know ourselves better and show up confidently vulnerable through authenticity. He mentions some activities to consider in order to clear our minds and the ways to think deeply. Sean Harvey is the Chief Compassion Officer of Warrior Compassion Men's Studio and author of his upcoming book: Warrior Compassion: Unlocking the Healing Power in Men. His work in personal, organizational, and societal transformation is inspired by 20+years of Purpose, Talent, and Organization Development consulting combined with having served on the faculties of Cornell, NYU, and Baruch College CUNY teaching courses in Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior & Change. Sean is a former Wall Street consultant turned ordained interfaith minister working with police and law enforcement who brings a compassion-centered and soul-inspired approach into personal growth and organizational systems design.   [00:01 - 00:41] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Sean, tune in to last Monday's episode    [00:42 - 08:21] Action Steps in Developing that Intimacy with Yourself Finding what works for you through meditating, hiking, jogging, etc.to create the space Discover creative facilitation and allow yourself to find ways to play Acknowledging how you go off character from time to time Asking yourself existential questions to find deeper truth [10:57 - 12:05] Closing Segment Connect with Sean (links below)  Closing words Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “If you're feeling activated, charged, take a moment so you are moving from knee-jerk reaction to thoughtful response” - Sean Harvey   Connect with Sean Check out his http://www.warriorcompassion.com (website) to see its mission of liberating men to courageously walk from a place of deeper consciousness, compassion, and connection in the world, while expanding creativity, authenticity, intimacy, and sense of community in the ways they lead and carry out their missions.     Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Brave + Boss: The Podcast
The Most Underrated Marketing Channel

Brave + Boss: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 21:25


Are you afraid of sending emails because you believe you are bugging people? Stop thinking that way, this can be one of the most powerful tools you can use to generate sales and grow your business. In this episode, I'm going to talk about how you can use email marketing effectively to boost your sales. Email is a powerful amplification channel, so if you're not using it to promote your business, you're missing out. I'm also going to give you some tips on how to create engaging and valuable email content, as well as how to offer exclusive content or discounts to your email list. So, make sure to listen to this episode and start using email marketing to boost your business's success! Key Highlights: [00:20 - 06:32] Open Segment An overview of one of the most underrated marketing channels Why email marketing is an important channel for businesses to consider It is important to track how much revenue email marketing is contributing to a business's overall revenue [06:33 - 15:16] There Are Many Ways to Grow Email Marketing Revenue How people can grow their email lists It is key for purpose-driven brands to consider their margins when doing offers and to test different offers to see which ones convert the best You should have a plan and determine who you're going to send your emails to [15:17 - 19:35] Less Is More When It Comes to Email Management Why people shouldn't be afraid to email people The benefits of email marketing Kristi discloses the main tactic for increasing email marketing revenue [19:36 - 21:25] Closing Segment Register and enroll in The Email Marketing Masterclass here. Don't miss the free 60-minute webinar where you'll learn how to amplify your revenue through content, connection, and communication. The workshop is live. The recording will be sent to all who register! Limited to 50 participants. You'll find all the information at this link: https://my.demio.com/ref/4tEnAjeUuMeDUv15 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/braveandboss Opt-in to my email list: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/6203fc92e0eda1a0d870a1e1 Don't forget to subscribe-rate-review. It's super easy and helps me to reach MORE creative entrepreneurs just like you! • Connect with me on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. • Learn more about my story on my website. • What's holding YOU back from $25k months in your online store? Take my FREE quiz and find out. • Take my online courses and let's grow your impact and income. • Join our FREE Facebook group for eCommerce store owners. Key Quotes: "If you were to sell your business today, each of those email subscribers is worth something because those email subscribers are their own channel. This is something you own.” - Kristi Soomer "Email marketing is underrated because there are so many things that can be done with it, such as growing a list, nurturing it with great content, and automating some of the processes.” - Kristi Soomer

Tactical Leadership
Stepping Up in the Simple Replacement Culture

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 9:55


“We get frustrated and one moment and then all of a sudden you start right or left swiping on these stupid apps and it becomes a thing or it just becomes such a simple replacement culture.” - Zack Knight In today's solo episode, I reflect on the conversation I had with Sean Harvey on carrying compassion in today's world flooded by instant gratification and harmful convenience. It takes working through our limiting beliefs and taking on grace for ourselves in order to shed light on others.   [00:01 - 01:02] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out!  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to register for a free podcasting workshop! [01:03 - 08:45] My Takeaways       The perspective change on love, sex, and intimacy Working through self-sabotage and instant gratification The dangers of the simple replacement culture Cultivating compassion through constant practice   [08:46 - 09:55] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Sean where he'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “There's so many different new definitions that we have to work through.” - Zack Knight   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Aww Shift
Sara Lovestyle - What's Your Lovestyle?

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 48:04


In this episode, our guest is Sara Lovestyle. Sara is a Lifestyle Influencer and Social Media Expert who inspires power at the intersection of health, beauty, and consciousness through her “Lovestyle Movement!” She champions The Lovestyle Movement by channeling her fitness goals to elevate as a Lovestyle Warrior in all areas of family, purpose, and play for the everyday modern woman. Sara has crossed many finish lines in ways that most people wouldn't get past and still create something great in life, let alone give it back to the world.  Today, she shares her journey of being a mother and creating an impact on others.   [1:52] Why should we listen to you? I have this strange ability to make you believe that you are the exception because my faith is so important to me. We live in a really tough world right now where people need encouragement, love, and compassion. This is where the lifestyle part of my brand comes from. I love to pour into people. If we're having a conversation, the idea that something is a dream isn't possible. I'll probably bully you into believing that it's real because I am going to challenge you, but also have a conversation that is hopefully enlightening, where we can learn from one another and share experiences. [3:20] How would you explain who you are? Many times, we go into either characteristic, or people will go into their titles. But the reality is who you are at the core. For me, I am compassionate, kind, smart, and brilliant. I believe in doing items every single day. But also, I am faith-filled. I truly believe in everything I tell myself, even if I don't always believe it. Having that conversation about everything I am, even the parts that aren't necessarily the best, is okay, because those are who I am. [4:45] Self-Affirmations My parents are incredible. Very early on, my father would instill in me, “Listen, you are kind, you're smart, you are brilliant. You tell yourself this stuff every single day until you believe it.” Then you become an adult, and you realize life is an interesting journey. I do affirmations every single morning for 10 minutes. It may sound dull, but I have them written on my mirror and my vanity, in my bathroom, and my office. If I ever have moments where I'm not feeling beautiful, I can look up and tell myself I am beautiful. [11:39] What was your journey to getting a message refined that resonated? I started as a beauty influencer because I thought I would like it. That was the cool thing to do six years ago. I realized quickly that the power was in my storytelling. The second I started talking, everything changed. People were receptive. My brand is a lifestyle brand because the fitness element is important because I was overweight and heavy during my heart attack. As a mom, there's the self-care element where I needed to give and give, and I forgot about myself. Then there's the part about telling the story of motherhood and that journey, and talking about my son was hands down the most difficult part for me. Everyone was receptive, and the brand grew quickly because I didn't have to pretend to be something I wasn't. [15:52] Nothing is Impossible I was afraid of imposter syndrome. I was afraid that I would not be accepted if I could be honest because I started as an influencer. The reality is that you can influence one person, or have one follower, and still be identified as an influencer. I want to show people what is possible, truly limitless. [17:49] Journey of investment return What's interesting is it started with the investment of a relationship. There's also an assumption that an investment has to be money, and it's not. I realized quickly that I could use the leverage of my platform to get a board seat. I could leverage a company that maybe did not have the funds to pay me as a creator. But you have some shares, though. There are so many aspects of an influencer that could begin. But there are routes to getting a seat at that table. It was about bringing someone to have a relationship that could be mutually beneficial for the company. [22:02] Allow Yourself to Fail We are so afraid of taking risks. And we're afraid of what people think. We are afraid of what if it doesn't come back? Or what if I don't come back from it? My dad used to ask me as a child, and it used to get on my nerves, and he would ask me, “What did you fail out today?” And it used to make me so mad. But what he knew that I didn't realize at the time is that I never gave myself the opportunity to fail. [26:40] What Shifted Sara The catalyst for my ultimate shift was my divorce. That's the one piece I've never talked about. I know that it is important that I create a stable life for my children. But was I okay with this thing that happened to me? Or am I going to allow it to happen through me? And it's not that it's easy. And it's not that life isn't hard. It's not that there aren't hardships. The scariest element for me is to be at the end of my life and be filled with regrets. I refused to be that person. My option at that point was to continue to dive deep into my faith, build my confidence, do my items, have my prayer time be in my word, and take risks. [32:59] What is “Lovestyle?” It's not the love of clothing. It's not the love of a makeup style. It's how do I choose to live my life every single day? Can I choose to live in love and compassion and kindness, in awareness in the people I'm interacting with, whether that's somebody at Starbucks or wherever at the grocery store? Am I living my lifestyle? Am I living the thing that I call my lifestyle? And it's a daily reminder: have I done an act of kindness today? Or have I been selfish? [34:25] I don't think balance is real. But we do the best that we can. And I hope that people choose their lifestyles when they come to me or when they meet the brand or me or any work that I've done is that they choose their lifestyle. I think it's more important that people have a feeling when they meet you than an actual name. I don't care about titles, but how did I make you feel today? How did the brand make you feel about yourself? Were you encouraged? Do you feel self-love? Do you feel poured into your faith? Do you feel spiritually motivated? Do you feel challenged? Those are all the things that I want people to feel when they meet me or go to the brand. [38:17] What is that abundance you're trying to get for your audience? The first is internal. I'm not a therapist, but I believe in internal work. The second thing is I want to know what monetizing looks like to you because it could be 50,000, 25,000, 100,000, or even seven figures. What does that look like to you? I also want to expand people's ideas of how we get there. The thought that an influencer could become an investor wasn't a thing when I started. [42:07] What promise did God make to the world when He created you? I will make an impact. I will create change and be the mother of all mothers. And that is what I was created to do. That is who I am. I am made to impact. I am made to be a change-maker. I am made to go against the current and show what can be, but also leave the door open. [43:15] I don't want to eat by myself. Life is not meant to be done alone. We fill the table, and we eat together. I cannot be selfish. People need to go and expand that table, and then it continues. So how do I, in my life, expand the impact that's so far beyond me that it has nothing to do with me. And I know that that is that's my purpose. Key Quotes [13:23 – 13:49] “I was struggling, not knowing how to voice how I was feeling about having a special needs child. Now I can because I feel seen and heard because the idea and the perception of who I was and who I am, weren't the same. And people were incredibly accepting the more I shared them, the more real I got.” [21:29 – 21:48] “Failure is a part of the journey. It just is what it is. But every one of those failures was a lesson to teach me what not to do the next time. One thing that all entrepreneurs have in common is we're not afraid to fail. It just is what it is. It's part of the journey.” [31:08 – 31:15] “Don't avoid the feelings, have them. But pick yourself back up. And at some point, you tell yourself, okay, now what? And what is next?” Learn more about Sara: Website: https://www.saralovestyle.com/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/saralovestyle Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUUsC0jNry2rNxpqUFgaU2Q    

Tactical Leadership
Awaken the Warrior Compassion from Within

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 36:01


“To look at ourselves with full honesty, we have to embrace our essence and our shadow, our gifts, and our wounds…There can be a lot of shame and a lot of fear and a lot of anger… Hold that with grace.” - Sean Harvey In today's episode, Sean Harvey discusses the true meaning of intimacy and compassion. He highlights the importance of acknowledging humanity behind all the labels and identities being forced on us in society. Listen as he shares insightful thoughts of how men can better show up by understanding themselves better and walking on the path to healing. Sean Harvey is the Chief Compassion Officer of Warrior Compassion Men's Studio and author of his upcoming book: Warrior Compassion: Unlocking the Healing Power in Men. His work in personal, organizational, and societal transformation is inspired by 20+years of Purpose, Talent, and Organization Development consulting combined with having served on the faculties of Cornell, NYU, and Baruch College CUNY teaching courses in Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior & Change. Sean is a former Wall Street consultant turned ordained interfaith minister working with police and law enforcement who brings a compassion-centered and soul-inspired approach into personal growth and organizational systems design.   [00:01 - 05:08] What it Takes to Cultivate Compassion If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Sean Harvey on being a bunny dad and cultivating compassion Defining a warrior's compassion and how men claim this identity   [05:09 - 14:06] Do Not Over Intellectualize Emotion How easy it is to get caught up with the titles of our profession Getting out of the labels and acknowledging our burdens How the definitions of masculinity and femininity are not absolute The four questions for alignment and authenticity [14:07 - 28:57] Life is a Continuous Pursuit of Clarity Defining intimacy and how we seek a deeper connection The dangers of instant gratification and dehumanizing ourselves Embracing our gifts and wounds and holding them with grace Recognizing our essence and how connected we are in this world   [28:58 - 36:01] Closing Segment The legacy Sean wants to create - helping men heal Connect with Sean (links below)  Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quotes:  “When we talk about intimacy… [it is] we have the courage to look through all the wounds and all the hurt and all the pain… We can let all that go and we can look within ourselves courageously and honestly.” - Sean Harvey “It's that energy of warrior compassion, that fierce compassion that allows us to go within ourselves to start to liberate ourselves into our truths.” - Sean Harvey   Connect with Sean Check out his http://www.warriorcompassion.com (website) to see its mission of liberating men to courageously walk from a place of deeper consciousness, compassion, and connection in the world, while expanding creativity, authenticity, intimacy, and sense of community in the ways they lead and carry out their missions.     Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting...

Pool Chasers Podcast
Episode 198: Ledge Lounger's New AUTOGRAPH, ECHO, and LAZE Collections with Chris Anderson

Pool Chasers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 61:41


Episode Summary:  Today, we speak with returning guest Christ Anderson, Founder, and CEO of Ledge Lounger.  Chris recounts the many developments that Ledge Lounger underwent (and is currently undergoing) since his last appearance on the podcast, with a particular focus on how he and his team navigated the pandemic.  He speaks on strategies his team has adopted to improve customer transparency over the past couple of turbulent years, which include decreasing lead time and proactive communication. He adds that training a product management team that is prepared for unforeseen changes in the market has been a huge boon for the business.  Chris goes on to share Ledge Lounger's secret to thriving in the new normal, staying innovative, and maintaining and even continuing to build on customer trust. Last but not least Chris jumps into 3 new lines of products that you do not want to miss!  Topics Discussed:  01:03 - Navigating the pandemic  04:17 - Moving into a new facility  08:49 - Offering a product that creates memories  11:18 - Dealing with the supply chain during COVID  13:39 - Improving customer transparency  20:13 - Keeping up with demand  24:46 - Setting standards for dealers  26:55 - Updating Ledge Lounger's resources  31:27 - Letting pool builders guide the design  37:49 - Designing the Autograph Collection  42:43 - Echo Collection  43:24 - Laze Pillows  53:24 - Ledge Lounger's dedication to their customers  56:01 - Staying on the cutting edge as a company  Sponsors:  Ledge Lounger  Skimmer  Leslie's  AquaStar  Connect with Guest:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Vimeo  Houzz  Connect with Pool Chasers:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  Facebook Group  Twitter  YouTube  Patreon  Key Quotes from Episode:  My biggest fear is monotony—not driving forward and innovating. I believe that every business should strive for greatness year after year after year.  You have to create a space for [customers] to be able to communicate with you easily and freely.  It's better to be prepared for much more than you think you're going to sell so that you can take advantage of growth, as opposed to being in the opposite position where you can't keep up with sales.  We know we're the best. We know we can be the best. But we have to take a step back and always think about how we can be better. 

Tactical Leadership
Tactical Friday: The Key is to Underpromise and Overdeliver

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 16:21


“You always got to underpromise and overdeliver.” - Ashley Ann Jones In this episode of Tactical Friday, Ashley Ann Jones is back to get on the nitty-gritty on creating a lead magnet that is effective and not sales-y. Many times, when we think of the word “free”, it is associated with a minimal value. However, Ashley argues otherwise and emphasized the importance of being generous in providing free content of great value. Ashley Ann, also known as King Ashley Ann is a talented biz builder, public speaker, and social media strategist. Ashley has helped over 11,000 individuals monetize their social media and over 700 people create 6-figure incomes. She has currently helped 151 people create 7-figure incomes and 9 of her clients are consistently doing million-dollar months. She has also helped over 1000 businesses generate $25K- $45K per month using Live Stream.   [00:01 - 00:42] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Ashley, tune in to last Monday's episode    [00:43 - 08:07] Incredible Methods to Employ in Creating a Sales Funnel A rundown of Instacoin - perfect for beginners to individuals earning under $25k in profit Tier 1 funnel - why opt for text messaging instead of only email Utilizing https://www.deadlinefunnel.com/?via=gY2Y8Q (Deadline Funnel) upon arrival to the confirmation page [08:08 - 12:49] Letting Customers Get Their Money's Worth The key to not sounding sales-y in the process Why you should be generous in sharing free content Generating lead magnets by offering immense value   [12:50 - 16:22] Closing Segment Connect with Ashley (links below)  Closing words Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “Just because you're giving somebody something for free does not mean that you can half-step it. It actually needs to be amazing. People need to be like, ‘I cannot believe I got this for free.' They should almost feel like they have robbed you. They have they should feel like they have wronged you.” - Ashley Ann Jones Connect with Ashley Check out her https://kingashleyann.biz/ (website) to see how she can help you in building your business and brands. Follow her on https://www.instagram.com/kingashleyann/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/KingAshleyAnn (Facebook) and text her at 501-285-8966 for a free marketing plan!   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

The Fit Vegan Podcast
Vegan Chocolate Lovers You Will Want To Listen To This!

The Fit Vegan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 38:22


Dairy products are usually the hardest to give up when you're starting a healthier, leaner life. Today, I have the pleasure to chat with Rym Selmi, Founder/CEO of MiiRO, the perfect option if you're a chocolate lover or have a very sweet tooth!  In this episode, we cover:  [00:00-03:30] What Got Rym Selmi, Founder/CEO of MiiRO on This Journey of Plant-Based Food [03:31-05:55] The Power of Food And the Diversity of Plant-Based Milk  [05:56-7:50] Bigger Differences on Your Body When Going Dairy Free [07:51-12:55] What Is MiiRO? What Does It Do? The Creamy And Indulgent Alternatives That Keep a CEO Inspired.  [12:56-13:40] Where Does the Name MiiRO Come From? [13:41-18:12] How MiiRO Manages to Keep a Low Sugar Alternative And How It Matches Their Natural Philosophy [18:13-23:40] The Vegan Sweet Tooth - Vegan Alternatives for Chocolate Bars, Chocolate chips, Maple Syrup...  [23:41-27:20] What's Next For MiiRO? New Products? [27:21-30:30] You Can Donate to The Organization of Your Choice Through Your Purchases at MiiRO [30:31-34:25] Veganism Over the Years And Cultures - How Veganism Helps You Retrain Your Palate [34:26-38:21] Baby Steps To Switch To A Healthier Diet Through Delicious Food - Closing Statements.  Key Quotes:  "I've always been very curious about the power of food" - Rym "I really enjoy the variety of plant-based milks. You just don't have only almond milk, you have soy milk, hazelnut milk, everything! So I just wanted to play around with those different tastes and textures and thickness" - Rym "We need to make sure that we provide the best possible experience" - Rym About me My name is Maxime Sigouin; I am the founder of Fit Vegan Coaching and the Fit Vegan Blueprint program's creator. Where I help vegans get lean, toned, thrive, and become their best self on a whole foods plant-based lifestyle. If you found this content valuable, here are 4 more ways for me to help you become a Fit Vegan: 1 - Book your FREE Vegan Strategy Call with our Fit Vegan Team https://tinyurl.com/FREE-FitnessAudit 2- Get your FREE Fit Vegan Meal Plan Blueprint to help you create your own Fit Vegan meal plan: www.fitvegan.ca/fitvegan-mealplan-builder 3- Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maximes_official/ 4- Join our FREE Fit Vegan Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefitvegancommunity 5- Fit Vegan Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/fitvegan Leave us a 5 Star review if you enjoyed this episode so that I can bring in more influential people and add more value to the Fit Vegan Community. About Rym Rym Selmi is a mom and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of MiiRO, a company that offers plant-based chocolates and baking goodies that contain less than a teaspoon of sugar for the whole bag/bar. Her company also gives back to the community by allotting 10% of the revenue to those in need. Rym is a vegan and health enthusiast that has contributed to several online articles that talk about the vegan lifestyle, and how to live a healthier life by reducing the amount of sugar we consume. IF YOU LIVE IN THE US, USE THE CODE "FITVEGAN" -Available on online sales channels -10% off all products -Applies to one-time purchases -For everyone -One use per customer -Active from today until Jun 15

Tactical Leadership
The Virtue of Staying True to Who You Are

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 9:26


“Recognizing what is your space, what is not your space, you know, leaning into that authentically and loving what you do [is] so powerful.” - Zack Knight  In today's solo episode, I look back to the conversation this past Monday with Ashley Ann Jones on reflecting authenticity throughout your engagement, social media image, and your presence, over all. This goes to show that what you have to put out need not to be perfect and the beauty truly comes in the imperfections. This way, we can confidently deliver even unpolished content - which is a kind of fun you may have been missing.   [00:01 - 01:15] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out! [01:16 - 08:07] My Takeaways       On the way to living and loving the life you want to live Showing authenticity and building your public image through social media Posting unpolished content is a lot of fun you may be missing out Learning your space and embracing who you are   [08:08 - 09:26] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Ashley where she'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quote:  “ We all want to do those things that are fun. We want to enjoy our lives, we're gonna enjoy the stuff we're doing as entrepreneurs as business owners.” - Zack Knight   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Agency Intelligence
Power Women In Insurance: Pivoting from COVID and Creating a National Insurance Presence with The Beauty Queen of Insurance Crystal Fox

Agency Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 47:57


In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Crystal Fox, the Director of the Beauty Queen Insurance Program at The Smith Sawyer Smith agency. Crystal entered the industry during COVID as a pivot from the beauty industry and tapped into her passion for beauty to create a National beauty insurance brand that is taking over the nation.  Episode Highlights: Crystal discusses her background in the beauty industry prior to entering the insurance industry. (2:36) Crystal discusses how she became interested in the insurance industry. (6:07) Crystal mentions that she began with claims, which she considered was an excellent way to learn about insurance. (12:50) Crystal explains how she came up with the concept of naming her insurance company after a beauty queen. (20:09) Crystal discusses how she manages branding and the business environment, which may be challenging at times. (22:05) Crystal describes how she works in the insurance industry as a woman. (22:22) Crystal mentions that one of the reasons she attempted to get into a beauty school was to explain the differences between general liability and professional liability, as well as why you need them and what they mean. (29:00) Crystal discusses how many routes she explored before declaring that she had enough knowledge and/or before deciding whether or not it was a good avenue for her. (32:11) Crystal expresses gratitude to everyone in the insurance business for their help. (35:35) Crystal explains her desire to ensure that clients get quotes in a timely way. (40:09) Key Quotes:  “I know the universe will put me where I need to be when I need to be there with the right opportunity.” - Crystal Fox “I still work after hours and I still love looking on Instagram and social media and looking at businesses and how I can help them. So when you're passionate about it, you know, it just doesn't feel like work.” - Crystal Fox “I always research the prospects before I go in, I make sure I understand them and I follow them on social.” - Crystal Fox Resources Mentioned: Crystal Fox LinkedIn The Smith Sawyer Smith Agency Contact Teresa Kitchens Sterling Insurance Group

Aww Shift
Sal Frisella - Phorming A Great Life

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 51:23


In today's episode, our guest is Sal Frisella. He is the President of 1st Phorm International, an established premier supplement leading brand in the industry. Their mission is to change the world one person at a time. Built by creating thousands of positive and fun relationships, 1st Phorm strives on being people-focused and helping people become the best version of themselves. Today, Sal talks with us about the importance of building relationships with people.  Why should we listen to you? [2:38] I try to give you an option to not listen to me because I keep pestering until you walk away. I've learned a long time ago that life is about the company you keep in the people you surround yourself with. Having a great conversation never goes out of style. I've met great people in random places that I'm still connected with to this day. I think that's the beauty of today's world. A great opportunity that we all have is social media. Learning to have that conversation and be comfortable getting uncomfortable with another human, you realize is that we're all the same. I'll give you an option to not listen to me. But I do have a good story in relationships. Understanding Others  [6:06] Our stories are all uniquely different. However, they're all strangely the same. What you struggle with is very similar to what I struggle with. I've been fortunate enough to understand how humility plays a great role in having those conversations. I may not have gone through every struggle that everybody has, but I felt insecure, defeated, and felt I was not enough. I understand all of those things that everybody struggles with too.  Helping Others Change their Lives  [8:36] I got through many struggles in my life by having other people listen to me. I realized that I could provide that same service to other people, listening to them and letting them know that they're not alone and let them know that it's okay and we'll get through it. As long as we're willing to put in the work and make an adjustment, we can get through anything. I think that progress in life just steamrolled into what we do for a living now, which is help people change their life. Being a Leader to Others  [11:24] I realized I wasn't giving my life and baseball the respect it deserved because I wasn't paying my dues the correct way. It took the gift from me, and I had to process that. I think that shift allowed me to go through that struggle and realize that I couldn't go through it alone. I needed other people who I talk to and can listen to me. It wasn't some special gift that they gave me other than just the ability to listen to me and help me process some information. It changed my life so drastically that I realized to be a good leader, I had to possess those abilities to listen and help people through struggles. Greatest Gift in Life  [15:21] Experience is the greatest gift in life. In order to have experience, you have to go through some of the things that you don't want to go through. To help an individual go through it; you have to relate to them and tap into what they want to be. Taking the Harder Path  [19:01] We are conditioned to take the lesser path, the easier path. Earning your respect for yourself is by taking a hard path. I have learned that through conditioning myself to take the path less traveled; I've learned to become a little bit harder, more mentally tough, and more sensitive. Lessons for a Man  [21:32] I had to learn about not knowing the answer. And that's a hard thing, and being able to ask somebody and rely upon somebody else, realize that they might have the answer, and be able to express enough humility to ask that question is another shift in life. When you start asking these questions, these are great transitions of life because that's a progression as a man, as a leader, and it's a progression of learning to trust and build those relationships so that you can go through the journey together.  Allowing your Tribe to Grow  [24:23] To allow your tribe or your pack to grow, you have to be willing to relinquish that power to the lead man, and they have rotated it around, and you get a better pack because you're sharpening and building these guys to be better tools in the toolbox. They give you respect because you're giving them the keys to the kingdom for a little while, and they have a deeper respect for you. Now you're getting to test their limits and that ego checks down. Prioritizing what is more Important  [40:08] Your kids don't care if you're rich or not. Your kids care that you're there, your kids care that you're present, that you kick the ball with them and you play catch. I had a hard time transitioning out of that because I wanted to succeed for my family, and I realized that my family needed me to be present. And when I found that internal hole I had to make, I had to adjust. I had to prioritize what was most important to me and I attacked it. [41:21] By prioritizing what's important and attacking that, I'm able to progress faster. I'm able to get where I need to go faster. And so I don't need to be successful. I need to be present, and I need to make sure that I'm giving it a great effort attacking what I need in front of me so. Respecting your and other people's time  [42:22] The older you get, the more you learn that you're wasting your time. So when somebody disrespects my time, somebody is 10 minutes late to a meeting or a zoom call, I'm out. I'm gone and I won't just keep moving. And when you establish respect for your own time, what you realize is people will start to respect your time. And that's a huge transition. Most Important Lesson Learned  [46:15] The best lesson I learned in life is that you can live a fulfilled life when you learn that life is bigger than you. It's very easy to go through life in a very narcissistic manner and I think that's okay. I believe that we often get shunned from that, but what you realize is that “WE” is better than “ME”. We are better as a team together. We are better than one. I think when you make a friend, you make a community. When you go out, actually be a good human, and be a person of character and value. That together we can live a better life. Together, we can hold each other accountable. What promise did God make to the world when He created you? [49:26] That this man will bring to his friends and family is unlike anything else unmatched. I commit, I believe in leaving this world a better place and I found it. And it's not just with my family. It's not just with our company. It's not financial success. It's making the world a better place. And I feel that obligation to my soul. [50:23] It is not about the legacy of wealth. This man was created as the legacy of change, and I feel deeply connected. I feel a moral responsibility to impact my financial self and change the world truly. [51:06] I feel an obligation and connection to the world. God gifted me with a great gift of talent, and I think success is measured differently for every individual. My talent is people where you could put me in any room, race, religion, color, tuxedo, or overalls, and I can figure it out. I love connecting with people. That's my gift, and I'm going to use the platform that I have, which is social media and I'm going to do the best I can to impact as many of those people. I think there's never a wrong time to do the right thing.  Key Quotes: [3:16 – 3:22] Everybody's story is uniquely ours, which makes it a great story. [6:45 – 6:50] God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason. You can listen to people and help them through their struggles.  [15:21 – 15:28] Experience is the greatest gift in life. In order to have experience, you have to go through some of the things that you don't want to go through. [28:21 – 28:30] In order to be King, you must make your partner the Queen, which means you have to support them, that your life will be insurmountably better because of them.  [53:44 – 53:50] Don't chase things. Chase People  Learn more about Sal Frisella on: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sal-frisella/ Website: https://1stphorm.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrfrisella/  

Brave + Boss: The Podcast
5 Reasons Your Sales Aren't Growing

Brave + Boss: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 21:50


Are you feeling overwhelmed because your sales aren't growing as you expected? In this week's episode, our host, Kristi Soomer is discussing five main reasons why eCommerce sales may not be growing as fast as you would like to. Before going on to talk about seasonality, consumer confidence, geopolitical events, and inflationary pressures, she shows us how starting a business in a time of uncertainty can have a negative impact on sales. You don't want to miss this episode since Kristi offers relevant and meaningful tips on how to increase traffic and sales, and provides a 90-day marketing plan template so you can start to strategize and put some plans in place to get your eCommerce sales growing. Key Highlights: [00:20 - 05:24] Open Segment An overview of why sales are the oxygen of an eCommerce business. The reasons why your sales aren't growing and what you can do to turn that around. You need to know what your goals are if you don't have historical sales to look back on. [05:25 - 12:37] Make Sure You Have Enough Inventory Available There is a balance between launching new products and having replenishment of products to support new and existing customers The key to success in eCommerce is making sure that you have a product line that can be extended off of what you have currently. Making sure that your design calendar is in line with your product launches can help you achieve success. [12:37 - 20:35] Focus on New Customer Acquisition and Use paid channels Why people are bouncing off your site without viewing many pages. How you can track and look for key metrics. What you can do if you're not growing your average order value year over year. [20:35 - 21:46] Closing Segment Don't freak out if your sales aren't growing. You can really turn around and get it back on track. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/braveandboss Opt-in to my email list: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/6203fc92e0eda1a0d870a1e1 Don't forget to subscribe-rate-review. It's super easy and helps me to reach MORE creative entrepreneurs just like you! • Connect with me on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.  • Learn more about my story on my website.  • What's holding YOU back from $25k months in your online store? Take my FREE quiz and find out. • Take my online courses and let's grow your impact and income.  • Join our FREE Facebook group for eCommerce store owners. Key Quotes: "I just decided to really slow down and focus on what matters most, what drives the most revenue for us." - Kristi Soomer "You have to really know your numbers, know what's driving the sales decline, and then be able to test stuff to see if you can fix it." - Kristi Soomer

Tactical Leadership
Operate in Excellence, Not Perfection

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 40:43


“We're trying to operate in excellence and not perfection. If you are operating in perfection, you're never gonna put anything out…you're never going to take the next step.” - Ashley Ann Jones  In today's episode, Ashley Ann Jones shares her story of growing up in the country to becoming a digital influencer / strategist and traveling everywhere around the world. She takes on country lessons and carries them towards cultivating one's mindset geared towards success. Ashley Ann, also known as King Ashley Ann is a talented biz builder, public speaker, and social media strategist. Ashley has helped over 11,000 individuals monetize their social media and over 700 people create 6 figure incomes. She has currently helped 151 people create 7 figure incomes and 9 of her clients are consistently doing million-dollar months. She has also helped over 1000 businesses generate $25K- $45K per month using Live Stream.   [00:01 - 05:45] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Ashley Ann Jones on the path of a digital influencer and helping people create virtual businesses Starting a consulting agency and niching down to the digital side   [05:46 - 13:31] Never Underestimate the Power of the Mind The four major aspects - marketing, monetization, mindset, and manifestation Shifting one's mindset for awareness - working with the conscious and subconscious The science of how changing your thoughts changes your energy [13:33 - 23:49] Operating in Excellence Instead of Perfection Setting intentionality and establishing routines for gratitude Identifying the three characteristics that attract success Overcoming perfection analysis through recognizing the next step   [23:50 - 35:16] Better Positioning for Smoother Execution Ashley shares the lightbulb moment in her email marketing experience Positioning yourself to be resource instead of simple content How paid traffic is not the be-all end-all   [35:17 - 40:44] Closing Segment The legacy Ashley wants to create - helping people achieve financial stability as a gateway to fulfillment Connect with Ashley (links below)  Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted!   Key Quotes:  “If you can get that mind together, literally… You can speak whatever you want to see.” - Ashley Ann Jones “We're always co creating whatever our existence is.” - Ashley Ann Jones “It's very important to start becoming super aware of how you're feeling and what you're saying, more importantly, what you think, because what you think right ends up becoming words, and it becomes actions. So we got to be able to control that.” - Ashley Ann Jones Connect with Ashley Check out her https://kingashleyann.biz/ (website) to see how she can help you in building your business and brands. Follow her on https://www.instagram.com/kingashleyann/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/KingAshleyAnn (Facebook) and text her at 501-285-8966 for a free marketing plan!   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to...

Tactical Leadership
Tactical Friday: What it Takes to be a Nimble Leader

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 15:53


“It's not about being right. It's about learning at every step. It's about growing at every step.” - Mark S A Smith In this episode of Tactical Friday, Mark S A Smith comes back to get into detail on what it takes to be a nimble leader. He discusses the significance of willingness and shifting the mindset of fear. To be a nimble leader, one must be willing to fail forward and not cower from the chaos, rather run towards it. After a successful career in helping to bring to market billions of dollars of disruptive technology, Mark S A Smith works with heart-centered leaders faced with chaos and upheavals to bring them a new perspective to make wise decisions. As we transition from the Experience Economy, where people bought what was memorable, to the Transformation Economy, where people buy meaningful, authentic, and socially responsible, business models from the past fall apart. The solution is Nimbility, which is the intersection of resilience and innovation. This is exemplified in his two new books, The Nimble C-Suite: How to Align the Diverse Strengths of Your Executive Team to Predictably Deliver Extraordinary Results in a Transformational Economy, and The Nimble Company: A Proactive, Socially Responsible Framework for Driving Sustained Profits and Growth in a Chronically Chaotic World. Co-founder of NimbilityWorks, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders embrace Nimbility, he brings his broad leadership perspective, extensive business models, and tightly-honed coaching skills to leaders who desire to lead transformational businesses and teams that make a difference. Learn more at NimbilityWorks.com   [00:01 - 00:45] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Mark, tune in to last Monday's episode    [00:46 - 06:22] Running to the Chaos to Find the Source Embodying the characteristic of willingness Working on your identity to achieve a better mindset and leading with your heart The dangers of the word “try” - why remove it from your vocabulary   [06:23 - 12:50] Entering the Arena with the Mindset to Win What it takes to stand up for your conviction  How fear is an illusion; excitement of the unknown How successful entrepreneurs love the adrenaline   [12:51 - 15:54] Closing Segment Connect with Mark (links below)  Closing words Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discover-my-voice (myvoicechallenge.com) to discover your voice, claim your independence and build that thriving business that you've always wanted! Key Quotes:  “You must be willing to step into the unknown if you're going to be nimble.” - Mark S A Smith “You cannot, as a leader, flee the scene. You must run toward the chaos if you're going to be success[ful].” - Mark S A Smith “All fear is a prediction of an undesired outcome. It's all an illusion.” - Mark S A Smith   Connect with Mark Check outhttps://nimbilityworks.com/ ( NimbilityWorks) to learn how to master the art of seizing upheavals so your company successfully grows through the chaos and be upheaval-literate for the rest of your career. Connect with him on Twitter: #MarkSASmith and on LinkedIn: MarksOnLinkedIn.com.   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/...

Tactical Leadership
Practicing Nimbility Away from the Chain of Command

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 6:56


“As a small business owner and entrepreneur, having a group of people that help cover your blind spots is so key.” - Zack Knight In today's solo episode, I reflect on the conversation the past Monday with Mark S A Smith on practicing nimbility and moving away from the typical hierarchical systems. It goes to show that having people within the organization, not only those in high positions, must be empowered to pinpoint blind spots.   [00:01 - 01:01] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out!    [01:02 - 05:12] My Takeaways       The new terminology attached to being a leader Creating a blind spotting culture with nimbility Steering clear from the hierarchical structure   [05:13 - 06:57] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Mark where he'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply  Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com)!   Key Quote:  “You have to really focus on not becoming a hierarchical click within an organization.” - Zack Knight   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Tactical Leadership
Targeting Blind Spots and Cultivating Resilience

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 38:53


“Leaders go where nobody has been before. A true nimble leader invents a future that does not exist using methods that have not yet been invented, where best practices have not yet been established.” - Mark S A Smith In today's episode, Mark S A Smith discusses what it is to be a nimble leader - applying resilience and innovation in a chaotic world. The shifting economy calls for a renewed perspective in leadership and Mark points out the need for resilience and targeting blind spots without power play. After a successful career in helping to bring to market billions of dollars of disruptive technology, Mark S A Smith works with heart-centered leaders faced with chaos and upheavals to bring them new perspective to make wise decisions. As we transition from the Experience Economy, where people bought what was memorable, to the Transformation Economy, where people buy meaningful, authentic, and socially responsible, business models from the past fall apart. The solution is Nimbility, which is the intersection of resilience and innovation. This is exemplified in his two new books, The Nimble C-Suite: How to Align the Diverse Strengths of Your Executive Team to Predictably Deliver Extraordinary Results in a Transformational Economy, and The Nimble Company: A Proactive, Socially Responsible Framework for Driving Sustained Profits and Growth in a Chronically Chaotic World. Co-founder of NimbilityWorks, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders embrace Nimbility, he brings his broad leadership perspective, extensive business models, and tightly-honed coaching skills to leaders who desire to lead transformational businesses and teams that make a difference. Learn more at NimbilityWorks.com   [00:01 - 07:54] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Mark S A Smith on being a nomad and living in a tiny house in a truck Turning the nomad desire into a business then being paid to work in 54 countries Eliminating fear to let inspiration take on and mitigate risks   [07:55 - 15:36] How Leaders Break Through and Defy the Odds Deep psychic wounds in the aftermath of COVID-19 Defining a nimble leader defying the odds with courage and valor Moving into the transformational economy and being focused on the creation [15:37 - 26:08] What it Takes to be a Nimble Leader The seven critical skills to being a successful sustainable leader The blindspots in culture and the three elements that encourage disruption How infallible C-suites are a myth and how the lessons of history repeat themselves   [26:09 - 35:30] The Value of Blindspotting and Resilience Allowing blind spotting in the company without the power play Learning how to operate in a state of uncertainty The virtue of resilience in a brittle system   [35:31 - 38:54] Closing Segment The legacy Mark wants to create - offering a systematic approach required for people to change the world Connect with Mark (links below)  Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to register for a free podcasting workshop!   Key Quotes:  “Leading out of fear is merely defensive. And you cannot make advances when you're afraid. You have to be without fear so that you can create. Creation only comes, inspiration only comes in the absence of fear.” - Mark S A Smith “When you sell by making the customer the hero, life changes radically. And you can become extremely nimble, because you're no longer fixed on the product. Instead, you're fixed on the customer.” - Mark S A Smith “The most dangerous thing that a leader can do is foresee the future through the lens of the past.” - Mark S A Smith  Connect with Mark Check out https://nimbilityworks.com/ (NimbilityWorks) to learn how to master the art of seizing upheavals so your company successfully grows...

Agency Intelligence
Power Women In Insurance: Showing Up Courageously and Making a Difference With Rebecca Adelman

Agency Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 60:51


In this episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens sits down with Rebecca Adelman, a lawyer for insurance companies defending insureds in lawsuits to talk about the legal and insurance industries and how she had made her home in that space. They also talk about how to step over challenges and show up authentically by embracing the courage to make a difference in our world. Episode Highlights: Rebecca talks about her past and how she got to where she is in her work now. (2:01) Rebecca notes that she has dealt with a wide range of coverage kinds and finds it to be an interesting aspect of her job. (9:39) Rebecca explains that over the years, insurance companies have been able to adapt to what the consumers' needs are. (15:21) Rebecca discusses her story and how she overcame the odds in the insurance and law fields, which have traditionally been controlled by men. (18:23) Rebecca explains that she tells her story to inspire people, especially women, to pursue the path that they want in their careers. (23:03) Rebecca shares that there is no work-life and no life outside of work, but only your life that you have to live out. (28:00) Rebecca discusses how empowerment for her is the byproduct of this idea of showing up authentically and showing up with courage. (34:50) Rebecca explains that thresholds are at the beginning and end, depending on how you courageously see it. (43:47) Rebecca shares that part of courageous living is showing presence in our professional lives, particularly in this world of insurance. (48:30) Rebecca says that, despite the industry's natural progress, she believes there is still a long way to go. (53:14) Rebecca shares that a way to authentically show up is to ask yourself if you have done five things that made you happy. (55:54) Key Quotes: "10 years ago, well, most of the interfacing I would do and the networks on my insurance side were men. Now 10 years down the road 90% of the work that I do is for women." - Rebecca Adelman "There's nothing like your work life and your life outside of work. There's just your life. It's just your life. There's no work-life, this life is just your life, go and live your life." - Rebecca Adelman "Dismantling the idea that there's any, that there's even a possibility to find a balance, like, it's not really about balance, it's how you deal with being inbalance." - Rebecca Adelman Resources Mentioned: Rebecca Adelman LinkedIn Adelman Law Firm Contact Teresa Kitchens Sterling Insurance Group

Aww Shift
Mally Roncal - Making Beauty Beautiful

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 57:45


In this episode, our guest is Mally Roncal. Mally is a makeup artist, founder, and president of Mally Beauty. She has worked with many A-list celebrities such as Beyoncé, Knowles, Rihanna, Celine Dion, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. She also served as a spokesperson for Sephora before founding her company. Mally regularly appears on The Wendy Williams Show, The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Rachael Ray, and today as a beauty expert and pens editorials for the New York Times, Huffington Post, and iVillage. Catch her in this episode as she shares her journey of how she got into the beauty industry and finding her purpose. Why should we listen to you? [3:04] You should listen to me because not everybody feels everything as much as my heart and my soul. I always have this blessing and curse that I feel everything a hundred times more than the regular person. I need to digest all the crazy things that go into this world that we all as humans live in the same string. We all have different life experiences. But we all go through these feelings. How did you get into beauty? [17:24] I originally wanted to be a doctor because that's what my parents were. I realized very soon that that was not going to be my career. My purpose was not to be a doctor because I wanted to do my hair. I fell in love with fashion and beauty and glamour and all that. It's just something that my mother and I shared. What are the aspects you saw that most people didn't see that allowed you to grow? [23:16] There was artistry or people in the fashion and beauty industry. There was always an amazing universe where they had all the actresses, and I could see what they were doing. I became so passionate about transparency in that. [28:46] I love that there is an incredible opportunity right in front of us. Everything that is happening has a reason behind it, and the universe has a reason behind it. What are you trying to do? [33:53] I am no longer worried about everybody's feelings. I realized that I had to take my time. I sometimes think I'm good at telling other people what to do. But I realized that I had to practice what I preach. The premise is that both my husband and I are very similar in that way. The point is you can choose positivity, and you can choose to be happy. You can choose to find joy. You can choose joy. You can cry or get sad. You can do all that, but then you have to get back up and get to work. Finding yourself [47:43] This whole COVID situation has been a terror. All of us are trying to find the silver lining. Personally, it stopped me dead in my tracks. I was on the road working when I realized that I had to learn to accept myself. I wasn't able to take care of myself spiritually and physically. That made me realize what was more important. What promise to God make to the world when He created you? [50:41] God promised that He would bring the most loving human. And that I strive to show love. Remember that you are what you see. We do what we do, and we do it with heart and passion.   Key Quotes [30:44 – 30:54] “It's not about the time after what it is. I realized how fast it felt. That's where the fear came where it felt like it was a blink of an eye.” [33:19 – 33:26] “The creation process is the only thing that exposes you to the nuances of something new that creates a difference.” [35:15 – 35:36] “You can choose positivity. You can choose to be happy. You can choose to find joy. You can cry or get sad. You can do all that, but then you have to get back up and get to work.” [45:09 – 45:11] “We always have more. The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”   Follow Mally Roncal: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mally-roncal-38a5279 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mallyroncal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mallyroncal/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/mallyroncal Website: https://mally.com/        

Let's Talk Business
How One Meaningful Minute Can Change Everything with Nachi Gordon

Let's Talk Business

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 43:07


How much do you value meaningful content that helps you slow down and be more introspective? This week our guest is Nachi Gordon, the founder, and CEO of Meaningful Minute and co-host of the Meaningful People Podcast; a weekly opportunity for the Jewish world's meaningful and influential people to share their stories with the world. In our interview, Nachi walks us through his journey working in the sports industry and how he came up with the idea of creating the Meaningful Minute platform. He highlights the value of views on social media and how meaningful messages have the power to impact peoples' lives in a way you can't imagine. Nachi also discloses why it is always important to be ambitious and stay focused on what you want to accomplish in your life and business. This episode is full of inspiration, you don't want to miss it. Listen and enjoy!  [00:01 - 12:00] Opening Segment  Nachi Gordon's background and work Her passion for the sports management field How he was certified with the NBA as a player agent His experience being the youngest agent to have a player sign an NBA contract How Nachi came up with the idea of creating Meaningful Minute [12:01 - 29:01]  Why Being Focused and Ambitious is Essential How Meaningful Minute became popular and well-known Going from zero to 42.000 followers Systemizing and building the structure around Meaningful Minute Making the decision of investing in the platform Starting to build a team  Nachi's outlook on how to maximize their potential with social media How Nachi was able to have a strong relationship with his users If you're passionate about something, just take the first step   [29:02 - 40:53]  Expressing What is not Sustainable and Healthy for Society   Nachi shares his insights about running a non-profit work or a for-profit work Stories that have been impactful on Nachi's journey   Share the pain, not the pictures    Understanding the true value of views The importance of looking  introspect and your media intake Nachi's most meaningful time in his life Each day and each time in life there's a different message and  [40:54 - 43:07] Closing Segment Learn more about Nachi with the Rapid Fire Questions! Connect with Nachi Follow him on  Instagram, WhatsApp, and Youtube. Make sure to check out Meaningful Minute, your link to what matters the most! Don't forget to listen to the Meaningful People Podcast. We're a passionate bunch. Together, we help your business flourish. Visit: https://ptexgroup.com Let's Talk Exits! Check out my new podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-exits/id1606747718 Connect with Ptex Group: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn LEAVE A REVIEW + and SHARE this episode with someone who wants to achieve in business. Listen to previous episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts!   Key Quotes  “Our goal is to create content that is meaningful, that can speak to people and draw you in for more.” - Nachi Gordon  “It's so important to constantly reevaluate what you have in front of you and not be afraid to pivot.” - Nachi Gordon  “We just created that organization that its total effort is to create meaningful content that can help people slow down in their daily lives.”  - Nachi Gordon

Tactical Leadership
The True Value of the Art of Leading

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 7:44


“It [leadership] is all focused on ‘Here's the science,' but we forget the art form of leading people.” - Zack Knight In today's solo episode, I recap the conversation I had with Jeffrey Deckman and the hard truths he brought to the table about the fatal flaws in leadership. Oftentimes, being a leader is seen as a science to maintain authority which could work, but in the 21st century, the need to transform the three M's - mindset, model, and method - becomes more and more necessary to stay effective and conscious.    [00:01 - 01:00] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out! [01:01 - 06:54] My Takeaways       How much we can learn from experienced leaders Breaking down the M3 - mindset, model, and method What the military realm lacks in conscious leadership   [06:55 - 07:45] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Jeffrey where he'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted.   Key Quote:  “There are so many confusions and complications attached to the incompetence of military leadership that is blowing my mind because there's no change. There's no transformation, there's no new 21st century ideology attached to managing accountability.” - Zack Knight   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

Aww Shift
ASP 313 - Josh Landan - Building brands and a great life

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 51:44


In this episode, we have Josh Landan joining us today. He is the founder of Saint Archer, a craft brewery sold in 2015, and he is the founder of Ashland Hard Seltzer. Josh started his career telling stories from behind the lens – filming, directing, writing, and producing films and documentaries featuring some of the world's top surfers, snowboarders, and skateboarders. Today, he shares his journey on building his business without any business knowledge and background!   Why should we listen to you? [1:17] If you're a sports fan, you'd probably enjoy talking sports, which is what I would probably bring up. The last thing you'd get for me is business talk. [4:23] I don't want the attention. Just like an athlete, you don't get to the top level, not needing recognition to compete at the highest level and be the best. I'd be lying if I said that the ego wasn't there, and I wasn't trying to get approval in some way. I have those insecurities as everybody does, and I went the other way. I didn't want to go anywhere and didn't want to go out, and if anything, I got more introverted. Wanting to Win [8:18] When you come from doing it yourself, and you're at the speed in which you're most comfortable, then you go into that corporate structure, you might want to win, but the speed isn't there. You're fine with things taking a long time, whereas that wasn't conducive to my personality. Entrepreneur vs. Business Owner [9:26] There's a big difference between employees, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur to me means that you have this burning desire to continue to create from scratch. I didn't know that about myself until I put myself through that. I see people calling themselves entrepreneurs all the time, but they only own a small store or business. But they are a business owner. So there is a big difference. Learning Experiences  [14:27] The way I've handled certain situations and looking back, I probably could have dealt with that better. Maybe firing certain people or leaving businesses and the way things are handled and at the moment is always more emotional. Hopefully, when you look back, you learn from that, and the next time, you do it better. I just would have maybe handled it with more maturity and professionalism in some cases. Building a Business [15:43] I just had the idea to do a beer brand. But I knew nothing about beer, and I didn't even know what a capital raise was. I had no idea about starting a business and somehow raised $3 million, and moved my family to San Diego, and we built a 20,000 square foot brewery. But right before that, I fired three people that weren't the right fit for me. I would never apologize for that because that was the right thing to do. You can't beat yourself up for your experiences. You can beat yourself up if you do these things repeatedly, and you never learn from them. [17:35] The biggest key is being self-aware. Many people have a hard time with being self-aware. I'll be the first to tell you I was not passionate about beer. I was more passionate about getting some approval than I never got when I was young. I just took it to the craziest ridiculous level of building these multimillion-dollar businesses when that's going overboard. Luckily, the approval was probably the motivating factor that made me do things. I fell in love with building brands. So that worked out. I think where it's scary is when you're doing something for approval, then you get it. Work in Progress [25:03] I'm a work in progress like everyone else. What I'm looking for now is more so contentment, and I want to win to the highest level at all times by any means necessary. You can separate that from your personal life. The reality with Managing a Business [28:10] You have people's money on the line, and you have people's families that are depending on you that work for you. You have all these things and like you have to look at them. It's not all rainbows and unicorns, and they make it look like on these magazines or podcasts. I can think of 10 business owners from the top of my head that are on their third marriage and are completely miserable and have no relationship with their kids. I didn't want to be that man. What People see as Amazing [30:21] You might show up at work, and you can leave everything at the door. If your home life is a tornado, that's hard to focus on. I can't focus on the people that I care about most. But society celebrates the asshole. I would turn on this show for the investors where they want you to be, a hard-charging prick who doesn't care about anything wants to win. It's funny that that's the person they see as amazing. [33:30] I would rather be more myself that is more compassionate and warm, and I can be sympathetic to what everybody else wants to write. I've found on the all the way around, that's how you get the best out of people. That's how you get the best out of the staff. If you're not great at many things, you hire the best. If they want to be around you and believe in you, you'll build a successful business. But if you think you can do it all and you will be a hard-charging egomaniac, the chances are that you're not going to do anything special. Believing in yourself [39:06] When I believe in something and believe in what I'm doing, I can be convincing. As you're successful, it gets easier. It's not like that first 3 million every time. But that first 3 million was the authenticity of what I was saying, and people could feel the passion of what I was doing. If you think about it, they're investing $3 million in a guy that knows nothing about beers and doesn't know anybody in the beer business. But I think it conveyed my vision and passion for building a great craft beer brand. The Deep End [40:13] People start businesses, and they want to keep doing this on the side, and they want to do this until this starts happening. They want to play it safe. But, if you're really that passionate and you go all in, there is no escape hatch, and there is no plan B. You are in the deep end. Confidence in Building a Business [41:27] It's scary. But it wasn't scary for me because I knew I would be successful. There was no doubt in my mind, not an ounce or a shred of doubt. I know, in my heart, how I was then. My wife felt the same way. There was no doubt in her mind that I would be successful. She's probably the only one or my mom that ever just believed in me. How to Become Successful in Business [44:09] In my field of alcohol and building these brands, it's really about innovation. In today's short attention span society, you constantly need to keep your brand fresh. That's why many big brands are dying because these smaller brands gravitate towards independent authenticity. But then you constantly need to evolve, and you continuously need to innovate. What Promise did God make to the world when He created you? [48:52] I think what God would say is I'm a spiritual guy. I will give you this work in progress. Stick with him because he's going to figure it out. And when he figures it out, it'll be special. But stick with it because it might take a minute. The heart and the humility are in there. So bear with it and have some patience. Key Quotes [8:17 – 8:44] “When you come from doing it yourself, and you're at the speed in which you're most comfortable, which for me is foot on the gas, and then you go into that corporate structure, you might want to win, but the speed isn't there. You are fine with taking a long time, but that wasn't conducive to my personality.” [16:47 – 16:59] “You can't beat yourself up for your experiences. You can beat yourself up if you do these things repeatedly, and you never learn from them.”   Learn more about Josh Landan on: Website: https://www.ashlandhardseltzer.com/home Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshlandan_/    

Agency Intelligence
This Agency Is Everyone's Legacy

Agency Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 41:51


In this episode of Agents Influence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Jonnie Anderson Owner, and Olivia Hein Owner and Producer of Legacy Insurance Partners. Olivia and Jonnie discuss how they were able to build a women-owned and operated agency that is passionate about helping its clients completely understand their insurance coverage and helping to protect them from the unexpected. Episode Highlights: Olivia shares that she is an iPhone user, and Jonnie is an android user, and both have recently downloaded the Hi-Hello and Stash applications. (3:28) Olivia explains that she has always loved to win, but it is okay to lose sometimes. (5:21) Jonnie shares that skill has been a bigger factor in her life, while Olivia shares that it is luck. (6:31) Jonnie and Olivia share their backgrounds and how they both started in the insurance industry. (7:32) Olivia and Jonnie explain that they are the total opposites of each other, but their differences are a big factor in their success. (14:12) Olivia shares that you need to admit to yourself what you are passionate about as well as the things that exhaust you. (17:13) Jonnie discusses how they do 95.5% more commercial personal lines to bring in the business. (23:35) Olivia shares how she was able to build her network, starting with a friend in the real estate industry. (25:03) Jonnie explains that they are very proud that they are a female-owned and operated agency. (29:40) Jonnie shares that as owners, they collaborate with their team, and they have an open-door policy in the company. (31:16) Jonnie and Olivia share that they are currently waiting for the audible book "Atomic Habits". (35:59) Key Quotes:  "I think you have to admit to yourself what you're passionate about, and what exhausts you because being 50-50, you never want to think, why don't I contribute that to our agency?" - Olivia Hein "I turned the no's into yes's by just by being really annoying and consistent, and at some point, they needed me to save the day, whether it's a Sunday night and just slowly build up my reputation, kind of one person at a time." - Olivia Hein "We're extremely proud that we are female-owned and operated. We never started our agency thinking, this is like a girl power agency, no boys allowed. But we haven't recruited a single person that's on our team...it's just been word of mouth and it feels really good" - Jonnie Anderson Resources Mentioned: Jonnie Anderson LinkedIn Olivia Hein LinkedIn Legacy Insurance Partners Reach out to Jason Cass Agency Intelligence

Tactical Leadership
The Way to Conscious Leadership

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 42:51


“The most valuable lesson I've ever learned as a business leader is human capital is more valuable than financial capital.” - Jeffrey Deckman In today's episode, Jeffrey Deckman discusses what it takes to be a conscious leader. In today's world where the desire to achieve fulfillment is sought after, it becomes vital to honor humanity by establishing authenticity, integrity, and respect in the workforce. In 2005, Jeffrey Deckman foresaw emergent cultural changes were going to force fundamental and drastic changes to traditional leadership models. That vision manifested in 2020. That vision drove him to prepare for this shift by identifying and defining new leadership mindsets, models, and methods that were in line with a higher level of leadership consciousness he knew as going to be demanded by the new generation of workers. This is where we are now: at the nexus of business and consciousness. Those who recognize and embrace this reality and who educate themselves in the ways of Conscious Leadership will maximize their impact in the new world that is unfolding in front of our very eyes. Welcome to the new age of leadership. Welcome to the world of Conscious Leadership in Action.   [00:01 - 06:46] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Jeffrey Deckman on experiencing four speech impediments and ear wiggling From the back of the pack to being the influential leader   [06:47 - 13:19] In the Conscious Workforce, Human Capital is King When the consciousness of the world gets caught up in an emerging leadership style Jeffrey shares his bankruptcy story and getting through the challenging phase Risking it all and starting a company valuing human capital [13:20 - 23:46] From Authoritarian Operating to Conscious Leadership The three forces existing under the organizational charts Operating under AIR - authenticity, integrity, and respect - and setting the rules How employee engagement happens - control to collaboration   [23:47 - 33:13] Understanding Our Human Nature to Accomplish Transformation Beware of extremities; find the middle ground instead What we can learn from indigenous cultures Grace with ourselves through the transformation to improved consciousness   [33:14 - 42:51] Closing Segment The legacy Jeffrey wants to create - people having peace, respect, and honor for themselves Connect with Jeffrey (links below)  Join us for Tactical Friday! Head over to https://www.myvoicechallenge.com/discovermyvoice (myvoicechallenge.com) to find out how you can discover your voice, claim your independence, and build that thriving business that you've always wanted. Key Quotes:  “Being an entrepreneur, running a business is one of the strongest spiritual experiences you can ever have.” - Jeffrey Deckman “I had to decide, what did I value more - my ego at the moment, or what it was that I was looking to build and the responsibilities I had as a leader?”  - Jeffrey Deckman “An authoritarian leader doesn't realize how vulnerable they are to the tribe, that ego-based leader. And what happens is, once that tribe turns against you, because you have been inauthentic to them, you've set part of the rules that being inauthentic is okay. So now they're inauthentic with you, and you don't know it, and it's a nightmare.” - Jeffrey Deckman Connect with Jeffrey Check out his https://jeffreydeckman.com/ (website) for a free download of The 8 Actionable Steps to Becoming a More Conscious Leader and how this provides an outline of a powerful 8 step leadership model that will immediately get you started in the right direction.   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand...

Pool Chasers Podcast
Episode 195: Selling a Business vs Selling a Route - Business Tip of the Month with Chad Nikkel of National Pool Partners

Pool Chasers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 24:16


Episode Summary:  In today's edition of Business Tip of the Month, we're joined by Chad Nikkel, Regional President of NPP AZ & NV.  Listen in as Chad highlights the major differences between selling a business versus selling a route, how to drive the value of your business higher, and explains the EBITDA valuation method.  He also shares why you need to make sure your pricing is current and future-proof, and how to vet employees and ensure they are organized.  Topics Discussed:  01:45 - Selling a business vs selling a route  03:12 - The EBITDA valuation method  07:01 - Importance of business name reflecting services  10:27 - Bringing in different vehicles for your fleet  12:55 - Vetting employees  16:10 - Driving the value of your pool business higher  Connect with Guest:  Website  Facebook  LinkedIn  Connect with Pool Chasers:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  Facebook Group  Twitter  YouTube  Patreon  Key Quotes from Episode:  The EBITDA [valuation] method is a multiple of that bottom-line margin—the overall profit.  The thing that makes the biggest difference in value is how the customers are being built.  Your pricing affects the future of your business. 

Tactical Leadership
Growth Happens Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 8:36


“It [pain] is gonna hurt, but we're gonna embrace it, because it's the piece of life that helps us grow. It forces us to grow, right? [It] pushes you out of that comfort zone, pushes you away from where we're happy to operate. And overall, it just makes us better people.” - Zack Knight In today's solo episode, let's reflect on the insightful conversation with Brian Bogert about releasing limitations and why avoiding pain will only make the hurt worse. Facing challenges in life forces us to have a different perspective and understanding the nature of suffering can help us realize the need to grow–which happens outside of our comfort zones.   [00:01 - 00:55] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! If you haven't listened to last Monday's episode, check it out! [00:56 - 07:04] My Takeaways       How traumatic experiences trigger a mindset shift The perspective of success when hitting bumps on the road Focusing on self-mastery as a leader for branding Embracing short-term pain to avoid long-term suffering   [07:05 - 08:37] Closing Segment Closing words and reminders  Tune in this Friday for part 2 of my discussion with Brian where he'll discuss amazing tactics for you to apply    Key Quote:  “Growth really, truly happens…outside of that comfort zone… It [pain] is one of those that we start avoiding so much for so long that all of a sudden, we don't know how to actually get past any of it.” - Zack Knight   Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

The Membership Guys Podcast with Mike Morrison
348 - How to Build a Membership Website in Under a Day

The Membership Guys Podcast with Mike Morrison

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 24:54


Trying to build a membership website is a sizable undertaking for anyone... But building one in under a day, that sounds unrealistic, right? After all, you've got to wrestle with technology, create content and focus on building your audience - quite often ahead of your launch - all while generating ahttps://www.membershipgeeks.com/6-ways-generate-interest-buzz-membership-launch/ ( buzz) to ensure you get that initial influx of members when you open the doors to your membership...  There are a lot of plates to spin... Surely it's not possible to do that in under a day? Well, if you're able to bring some of those elements to the table from day one... So if you already have an established audience who are eager to buy from you... Or a wealth of content curated from past projects, maybe via courses you've previously released or workshops you've delivered... Then it's entirely possible to build a membership website a lot quicker than you may think - in under a day.  And in this episode of The Membership Geeks podcast we share how.  Essential Learning Points:  This approach isn't right for everyone.  You need to make sure your expectations about the end result are realistic. Keep things simple, especially when it comes to technology.  Stick to the essentials, avoid the bells and whistles at this stage.  Create your content in real-time and utilize live video.  Make lots of noise when you launch. Important links and mentions:   https://www.membershipgeeks.com/6-ways-generate-interest-buzz-membership-launch/ (6 Ways to Create Interest and Buzz for Your Membership Launch) https://www.membershipgeeks.com/i-dont-want-use-wordpress-course-membership-site/ (What If I Don't Want to Use WordPress for My Course or Membership Site?) https://www.membershipgeeks.com/live-video-luria-petrucci/ (How to Use Live Video to Market Your Membership with Luria Petrucci) https://www.themembershipguys.com/kajabi (Kajabi) https://www.podia.com/ (Podia)  https://www.themembershipguys.com/simplero (Simplero) https://circle.so/ (Circle)  Key Quotes:  “What we're shooting for here is “good enough”. So you have to accept that it won't be everything you want it to be initially, however the best memberships are always evolving and are a constant work in progress, so the good news is that you can make improvements as time goes on.” “As long as people can register, pay and log in, and can then access protected content, you have a working membership site.” “Don't create any content upfront. Instead, create a calendar of upcoming live webinars that will be only available only to paying members.” “Whatever the reason for needing or wanting to build your membership website in just a day, it's important to recognise that this approach shouldn't become the norm as your membership grows.”