Dr. Travis Zigler is a recovering optometrist turned ecommerce entrepreneur. He is the founder of Eye Love, whose mission is to heal 1,000,000 dry eye sufferers naturally. Dr. Travis and his wife, Dr. Jenna Zigler, use the profits from Eye Love to fund free clinics in Jamaica and the US through their charity, the Eye Love Cares Foundation. Due to the success of Eye Love, others have asked if Dr. Travis would help them grow their business online, and more specifically with Amazon, which is one of his superpowers. Specializing in Amazon PPC, Dr. Travis blogs about Amazon PPC and selling on Amazon and also has a free Amazon PPC Masterclass.
“persistence is key. No one else is going to build this life but you. And so, there is two things that will make you successful as an entrepreneur and that’s service and persistence. If you can consistently and persistently serve another human being then you will be successful in this. And so, if you continue to serve that is the key to setting yourself free… The more people that you serve, the more money you are going to make and the more happy and fulfilled you are going to be as well. And so, service and persistence is the two biggest things that you can do to become a great business leader and entrepreneur and just be happy with life in general”…[Listen for More]
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The quickest way to innovate is to take lessons from one world and apply them in another. Jenny Davis was the fastest woman in Scottish sprint cycling. As a Commonwealth Games Medalist, Jenny understands what it takes to plan, train, compete, and thrive on and off the track. Using timeless principles she has successfully created and led change management and continuous improvement programs for teams as small as 5 up to business units of 1500+. Jenny takes what she learned in excelling in sports to help entrepreneurs and business leaders lead their teams through crisis and change. To stop the constant fire fighting, high stress and high emotion, ‘running around like headless chickens’ feeling in their teams, businesses and personal lives. Instead, she helps them gain calm and control for their teams, businesses and personal lives, by taking those core sporting principles and applying them to business.
“no one does it alone and especially for entrepreneurs no one does this gig by themselves. Every single person who’s had success, business, personal life, sports, music, art, science they’ve all had support through coaches and mentors, mastermind groups, bosses from a previous life, fellow entrepreneurs. Either one-on-one or through resources like this podcast. And my advice would be to lean on them for support and guidance and help. They will challenge you where they think you need challenge, encourage you to keep going and make sure that you’re on the right path ”…[Listen for More]
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In 2016, David Jenyns successfully systemised himself out of the business, hired a CEO and stepped back from the daily operations. Through this process he become a systems devotee - founding systemHUB & SYSTEMology. Today, his mission is to free all business owners worldwide from the daily operations of running their business. Recognised as a high achieving entrepreneur, you will find many of David’s keynote presentations on YouTube including: TEDx, WordCamp and Problogger.
“realise that systems set you free and that there are a lot of misconceptions around systems and processes and systemising businesses. People think that you are going to need hundreds of systems to systemised the business. You don’t. People are going to think systems remove creativity in your business but they don’t. People think that they need to be the ones that build the systems but they don’t. People think that they need to systemised like McDonald’s but they don’t. There is a lot of misconceptions around systemisation. So, my best advice is to re-look into the idea of systems and processes because they do set you free and they unlock the ability for you to grow a business that works without you. It is a critical skill that you want to master ”…[Listen for More]
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Trust Orlu-Orlu is a Budget Coach to female professionals wanting to keep hold of more of their money. She believes budgeting should be Simple, Empowering and Fun and teaches women how to create that. She helps women find clarity on their money goals and transform from Budget novice to Budget Wiz.
“having a strong why for why it is you want to have your own business. What is the reason that you are looking to have that? And I actually think a lot of the time it should be more than the money or more than yourself. A lot of the time it’s better when it’s something bigger than you. Yes you may have your initial needs to start with but it’s important to connect with a strong why because there are going to be tough times, there are going to be struggles”…[Listen for More]
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Bestselling author and speaker Kwame Christian is the Director of the American Negotiation Institute and a subject matter expert in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. Kwame has conducted workshops throughout North America and abroad, and is a highly sought after national keynote speaker. Host of the world’s most popular negotiation podcast, Negotiate Anything, Kwame is dedicated to empowering others through the art and science of negotiation and persuasion. The show features leading experts in the field to deliver the best-in-class content. Now downloaded more than 1,000,000 times, Negotiate Anything has a dedicated and growing following with listeners in more than 180 countries around the world. Kwame’s TEDx Dayton talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was the most popular TEDx Talk on the topic of conflict in 2017, and has been viewed over 120,000 times. His book, Nobody With Play With Me, is an Amazon Best-Seller and has helped countless individuals overcome the fear, anxiety and emotion often associated with difficult conversations through a branded framework called Compassionate Curiosity. As an attorney and mediator with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Public Policy, and a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree), Kwame brings a unique multidisciplinary approach to making difficult conversations easier. He also serves as an adjunct professor for Otterbein University’s MBA program, as well as The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in the top-ranked dispute resolution program in the country.
“don’t stop, that’s really it. Persistency is key. And so, a lot of times people quit before the time is right… When it gets hard keep on pushing, just don’t stop moving. And as long as you are moving in the right direction the business is going to be built beneath your feet as you continue to walk. And so I think having that journey type of framework where you say okay I am not just trying to get this quick win there is a process behind it and I need to keep on working the process. It helps you to keep on moving when things get difficult”…[Listen for More]
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Josh Tapp is the founder of The Lucky Titan, and has helped over 500 entrepreneurs to monetize and scale their audiences to over 100 Raving fans.
“focus 100 percent on the audience… If you will focus 100 percent on building an army of people rallying around the right cause, around the right thing everything else will follow, the success, the happiness, the fulfilment, all of that comes from fulfilling that audience”…[Listen for More]
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Jules De Vitto works as a Transpersonal coach and therapist to support people through challenging life transitions or times of crisis. This might include navigating experiences of stress, anxiety, burnout, grief or loss. She focusses not only on how to cultivate greater resilience through times of difficulty but helps people to connect with a deeper meaning and purpose behind their experiences which can lead to their positive growth and transformation. Jules lived in Asia for 11 years and integrates mindfulness practices as well as spiritual concepts that are shared by many eastern spiritual traditions such as in Buddhism.
“think it’s really about staying connected to your reason or purpose for setting up your business in the first place. So, asking yourself why it’s so important to be doing what you are doing and reminding yourself what your message is. What the message is that you want to get out into the world. And by staying connected this energy I think it really helps to drive you forward especially when you are feeling defeated or you are having those doubts or you feel like giving up”…[Listen for More]
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Before becoming a coach Yvonne van Dalen was working 60+ hours a week in her photography business, hardly earning any money. After having the kids and nearly going into a full burn-out she realized it was time to change. She invested in a few business coaches to turn her business and life around. She 10x'ed her turnover and switch to a high-end business model. She now works 20 hours a week, has all her afternoons and weekends off, and enjoys the school holidays with her family. She wants to inspire other female photographers by teaching them how they can streamline their business systems, increase their service level and attract their dream clients, while staying balanced and true to their authentic self, so they can enjoy their dream life.
“be 100 percent unapologetically you. So always be yourself and don’t try to do things the way you think they are supposed to be done. I always say look in the mirror and see if it fits if you want to do something new in your business. And just don’t play small, be yourself always ”…[Listen for More]
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Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning innovation expert, and CEO of Trend Hunter -- the world's largest trend-spotting platform and innovation consultancy. His new double-sided book, Create the Future, was released on March 10th.
“I think the important thing is to solve a meaningful challenge and recognise that innovation isn’t actually about a big idea. That’s the misnomer. It’s usually just about finding a little idea that you can make big.”…[Listen for More]
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As the founder of VisionOne, Michelle Bonahoom is passionate about working with mid-market business owners to increase their value, in preparation for sale, strategic acquisitions, and transferring to the next generation of leadership. She has worked with over 100 different companies, as they prepare for key critical transitions. Over the past 20 years, Michelle has accumulated diverse experience as a business owner, private investor, consultant, and advocate for mid-market companies who are seeking to stabilize, achieve added value, achieve high performance results, and leave a legacy for the next generation. Michelle has a BS in International Business, an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Private Equity, and has earned an integrated set of value growth certifications in mergers & acquisitions, strategic development and execution, performance management, and positive and organizational psychology. This broad set of experience and credentials has proven to be critical, when working with business owners to successfully turn-around, grow and transition their businesses. Michelle is passionate about giving back. She invests in her community through non-profit board service and through teaching leadership, entrepreneurship, and self-discovery through her church and as an adjunct professor for several community colleges. Michelle is also a local chapter leader of the Association of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. She loves to spend her free time with her family, reading and dreaming, and advocating for emerging leaders.
“number one add value through your strengths. So find what you are really really good at and start to give it to the world, to your customers, to your employees. Learn how to receive through your weaknesses. So learn what you are not good at or what you are may be not great at and start to ask others, whether it’s other companies that can help you or employees or even customers and then serve through your fears. The greatest way especially through this time of uncertainty, a lot of us are in a place living in fear and uncertainty and the way to get out of that, because you can’t be rational or objective when you are in a place of fear, the way to get out of that is to serve through your fears. So whatever you are afraid of go and serve somebody else through that”…[Listen for More]
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Damion Lupo’s mission is simple: to free a million people from financial bondage. His unique tool is a fusion of financial literacy and a little-known strategy called the eQRP that allows investors to control their financial future and get off the wall street roller coaster. He’s the Best-Selling Author of 12 books on personal finance, investment, and retirement planning. He hosts the Financial Underdogs podcast, has owned more than 50 companies, and is the founder of his own martial art, Yokido®. Damion is the CCO of the eQRP Co. and the lead architect of the eQRP® -- the Ferrari of 401(k)s®. The eQRP® is a unique and powerful system to put individuals in command of their own investments, tapping into the $25 trillion locked away in Wall Street-controlled retirement programs! Damion is also a professional investor with decades of real-world experience that started with the purchase of his first rental using a VISA card advance -- a move that snowballed into 150 rental houses in less than 5 years. In 2008 he lost the whole $20 million business only to bounce back and recreate his wealth in 5 years.
“failing or making a mistake does not identify you. And in fact, one of the things that we are taught it’s a primary principle or a message that we get as children that if you make 50 percent of anything wrong that you are a failure and you are criticised. And in fact, if you have made 50 percent wrong you have made 50 percent right in the real world, that means you are a billionaire that you have had tremendous impact. to be able to think about our thinking. To think about how we think about things is incredibly important, it makes us an observer. Usually we end up being very reptilian or just very primal, we just react and we were emotional. Using a different part of our brain to think about how we are thinking about things puts us into a different plane where we are actually able to have more impact and have more calm and just a better life if we are willing to think about those things. So like the mistake piece if we think about how we process that over the years it may put is in a place where we are able to be more free from the mistakes and grow faster”…[Listen for More]
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The Source: Wayne B Titus III, CPA/PFS, AIFA founded AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002 based on his 15 years’ experience at two large accounting firms working with Fortune 50 clients. He dove into entrepreneurship to make a bigger impact on people's lives. As a fee-only fiduciary adviser, his loyalty is to his clients: he places their interests ahead of his own or his firm’s. With assets of more than $150 million, AMDG Financial integrates tax, financial and investment strategies to help clients make financial and life transitions successful on purpose. The company's credo is, 'From financial wisdom, better stewardship.” His latest book is The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being (Lioncrest Publishing, March 2019).
“entrepreneurs don’t know what they don’t know. And if you want to engage an adviser that’s an interpretive adviser… I love the word solidarity… Solidarity is when you walk in solidarity with somebody you are walking with them through life’s journey. And you want to find advisers that are walking through life’s journey with you and that are willing to be there with you and to know intimately your business and how you are operating and how you want to operate, what your vision is and help you deliver that. So, I think it’s important to find that adviser that’s not giving advice from a silo, that they have a broad understanding… A broad and pretty deep understanding of how to integrate that tax, financial and investment strategy because again it’s not what you earn in the market, it’s what you keep after taxes that’s important”…[Listen for More]
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Eileen Hahn is a leadership consultant who works with firms like Anheuser-Busch, Ericson Worldwide, General Motors, San Diego Padres and smaller entrepreneurial firms. She teaches leaders how to hire and lead exceptional employees to achieve high levels of performance. Eileen’s work has improved productivity, profitability, employee work passion
“go with the gut feeling, go with that inner knowing, let that direct you, to trust it… You can actually learn to trust and cultivate the inner knowing. To take the time if you are uncertain about something, a decision, a strategic action, a commitment, take some time to sit be still and ask the question and see what it feels like in your body. This feels right or this does not feel right. And the more you take time to trust and cultivate that inner knowing the clearer and easier it becomes and that makes life and business so much easier because it’s like this is a clear yes I am going in that direction, this is a no I’m feeling the uncomfortableness of it”…[Listen for More]
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From leaving school at the age of 17 until starting her own business at the age of 30, Moira Doherty had a total of 27 jobs. From being an air stewardess to a sales rep, nothing seemed to hold her attention for long enough. When she reached her forties, Moira realised she had become disillusioned with life. A new chapter in southern Spain beckoned, and for ten years, she lived her dream, having built a stunning home on a hillside, overlooking Grenada. Whilst there, she was approached by the parents of a groom to be, who asked if she could help plan their son’s wedding. Moira immediately fell in love with wedding planning, and at the age of 50 began Perfect Spanish Weddings, which is now a six-figure business, which she still runs successfully today. But far from her story ending there, Moira knew there was something else missing; a purpose that needed her attention. As a 62-year-old serial entrepreneur, she’s now shining the light on women aged 45 and over, who feel they have nothing left to offer. She wants them to know anything is possible, and her success later in life, shows what can be achieved.
“be brave and believe in yourself. Don’t fear the journey, really enjoy the journey but be brave, believe in yourself, establish what your brand is, establish your niche and your ideal client and trust in yourself and your instincts and you will succeed”…[Listen for More]
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Ryan Coon is a co-founder and the CEO of Avail, an all-in-one software solution designed for do-it-yourself (DIY) landlords that is used by more than 600,000 landlords and tenants across the United States. Prior to Avail, Coon was an investment banking associate at BMO Capital Markets. Ryan has a hardworking spirit and together with his co-founder, Laurence Jankelow, they developed the idea for their company on a napkin that now solves the needs of thousands of landlords. His goal is to help the real estate market to become as transparent and as efficient as the stock market.
“never stop learning and never stop growing. Never be overly confident and think that you know everything. So, I think it’s really all about that consistent endless pursuit of knowledge and information that I think a lot of entrepreneurs whether you look at some of the top entrepreneurs in the world these days they have got multiple interests. Whether it’s Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos and obviously running their day-to-day companies but also been interested in space travel. I think a lot of entrepreneurs have multiple things they are interested in and I think that’s a really, really good thing for entrepreneurs to do.”…[Listen for More]
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Billie Groom is the founder of three successful businesses, the author of an award winning book and the creator of UPWARD Dogology. Billie has been a leader in her industry for three decades, earning her numerous awards and accolades. Her unconventional learning journey and her ability to remain true to her straight-forward approach and business model has made her a success in an unregulated industry with a high failure rate.
“prepare yourself emotionally and be realistic. So you might have this vision of how people should take what you do and who’s going to gravitate to your product or your whatever it is… your business that your projecting. But you need to be realistic about who’s going to jump on board. And you might be surprised on whose reading your book or buying your product or coming into your store. And you might be surprised on who’s going to support you… You need to know what you really want to do and be realistic about what your strengths are and whether you want to be an entrepreneur or not. And be careful on turning a hobby or a favourite activity into a business”…[Listen for More]
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Alan Samuel Cohen MBA, PCC is an experienced executive and team coach, corporate instructor, TEDx speaker and author with over a decade of experience coaching leaders and teams at companies including MetLife, American Express, Skadden Arps, Tiffany’s, and NBC, to name a few; and he leads a community of heart centered male coaches. He resides in Manhattan and Miami, with his spouse, and their three-legged Wheaten Terrier.
“it’s about relationships and it’s about giving more than it is about taking. And whether you are just starting out in your business or you are in an established business you just can never let up on building relationships on helping people get what it is that they want and really going above and beyond. And understanding what’s a meaningful deposit into those relationship accounts. And the only way that you can learn that is just by asking a lot of questions. Ask more questions is probably the most tangible advice and just don’t accept the first response is necessarily the truth. Be willing to dig underneath and find out what really is the compelling need or desire of the people that are important to you”…[Listen for More]
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Claire Giovino spent years optimizing inboxes for 7-figure clients who are leaders in their industries. Her background in higher education and counseling allowed her to represent clients with a superior level of communication and empathy. In 2017, she launched InboxDone and grew the business to multiple six-figures in 11 months with zero start-up capital. She currently manages a growing team of remote inbox managers and upwards of 3000+ emails a day — all while traveling the world!
“I would say treating it like an experiment and keeping it fun and leading with curiosity if you are thinking of getting into it or just starting to get into it… The process of running and owning a business is a whole other thing. It’s exciting and challenging and hard every day. So treating it like an experiment and keeping that child’s mindset of almost treating it like a game… Making it a gradual transition if possible so you don’t put all this financial pressure on your business to support you immediately and that way you don’t lose joy that comes from running a business”…[Listen for More]
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Carolyn Strauss, CSP is an internationally recognized Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trusted Advisor who's expertise lies in Sales, Persuasion and Execution. She spent 18 year on-camera on HSN with her own Clothing line CSC Studio. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and believes a good day contains chocolate. And she is co-host of Another Day Above Ground podcast.
“follow your path, watch what other people are doing, look at what they are doing, watch what they are doing that’s successful, that working, read everything you can about your industry and other industries, get in a mastermind group and then do only what’s right for you and your business”…[Listen for More]
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Matt Ward sold his digital agency in 2018 to begin his focus on helping businesses get more word of mouth referrals! His book “MORE…Word of Mouth Referrals”, focuses on building stronger relationships. Matt is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, a 40 Under 40 Recipient, and chamber small business owner of the year!
“the best thing I can do is challenge people to not settle for what they currently have. Start really pushing for that goal, whatever that goal is. And if you are not into setting goals then just rededicate yourself to your mission. What are you trying to achieve and when are you trying to achieve it? Who are you serving? And let’s get to the point where you want it so bad you can taste it. That is the insatiable desire”…[Listen for More]
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William Childs earned his doctorate in chemistry, then attended law school to become a patent attorney. But he didn’t stop there. William founded and runs a virtual IP law firm in Houston, TX, where he helps entrepreneurs turn their innovations and creativity into valuable property their business can own.
“Keep learning. One of the things I feel that a lot of entrepreneurs do is they get stagnant. They don’t keep up with technology, they don’t keep up with changes in their field, they don’t keep up with social media and they just get into the grind, they kind of get lost in it. And my experience is you should be constantly challenging everything around you including your own business and constantly learning”…[Listen for More]
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Dane Maxwell has been an entrepreneur for over 10 years. I’m the Founder of The Foundation, a six month program designed to teach entrepreneurs how to build a profitable SaaS business, and currently own a multi-million dollar SaaS business. Dane found building businesses around a painful problem to be extremely lucrative and encourages anyone who wants financial freedom to learn the process.
“deeply listen… If you let your business really be what it is meant to be, not what you think it should be, not what you want it to be… Like what’s the heart of that business and you allow that to happen like nature happens… If you can allow your business to more and shift… That fluidity of nature. Bring the fluidity of nature into your business… Allow your business to be as fluid as nature, allow it to grow like a tree and be a shepherd to it not a tyrannical commander”…[Listen for More]
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Eric M Twiggs is the author of The Discipline Of Now: 12 Practical Principles To Overcome Procrastination. He is also the host of a weekly inspirational podcast titled 'The 30 Minute Hour.' As a Certified Life & Business Coach, Eric has conducted over 28,000 coaching sessions, helping executive leaders and entrepreneurs who have moved from feeling frustrated, to finding fulfillment. He has also led organizations of 500 or more people in corporate America, and shared his message with corporations, associations, and congregations across the country. By reading The Discipline of Now, you will receive a proven blueprint to beat procrastination, so that you make more money, get more done, and become aligned with your Divine purpose.
“don’t allow perfect to become the enemy of progress. That’s the key advice. Don’t allow perfect to become the enemy of progress. What I mean by that is I talk to people and they say oh I am going to write a book. And I am like how are you coming with your book? Oh I am doing research. And they have been doing research for so long that they never get to the book. At some point you have to start. I think there’s a time and a season to do research and a plan and to analyse but you can’t get to this analysis by paralysis thing to move”…[Listen for More]
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Brenda Batista-Mollohan is an accomplished entrepreneur, leader, executive consultant, and the President of Inspiring Company Culture. She has been at the helm of many high performing, performance improvement teams. Brenda has managed complex, multi-million dollar clients, created simulations to predict business performance, and established scalable methodology that helps companies grow.
“allow yourself to dream and when you are doing that answer to questions. So the dream is to give yourself the vision. What do I want? In the perfect scenario what will happen with my business? And then ask yourself these two questions. What do you ultimately want? So the more detail that you have the better because you want to clarify that. Say I will make 10,000,000 dollars or whatever. Okay that’s not necessarily compelling. A vision of I want to have an office building with four floors and the bottom is dedicated to the innovation lab… That level of detail and you start get to get into the story and kind of feel it”…[Listen for More]
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Rebecca Haydon is a qualified Mindset and Confidence Coach, with a Masters in Hypnotherapy and NLP & Keynote Speaking. Through Coaching, Hypnotherapy and NLP, she helps her clients to rewire their subconscious thoughts and create behavioural changes so that they can reach their goals, including confidence, weight loss, managing anxiety and stopping smoking.
“keep going would be my best advice. Now your why behind why you are doing this business or why you are selling this product or why you are creating this service because the why is almost always bigger than the fear of a doubt that you have on the journey”…[Listen for More]
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