096: ”Hi, I’m Bob from XYZ.” No One Cares Bob

Ever get the opportunity to speak in front of a room? To present who you are and what you do, essentially, your elevator pitch? Great. Try not to do what most folk do. If you get this right, you’ll make an impact and you’ll be memorable. If you get this wrong, you’ll be another face in the sea of business cards I have no idea who gave me…
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095: Business Owners. What We Can Learn From The Employed.

It’s easy to work when the boss is watching, but what happens when you’re the boss? The truth is, most of us should fire ourselves. There’s a lot to be learned from the employed masses. Perhaps not the hump day attitude or the relentless pursuit of Friday, but the structure, routine, and forced performance, regardless of whether we’re in the mood or not. Let’s explore…
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094: Be Uncomfortable. The Pursuit of The New Normal.

The things you once found uncomfortable, are what I like to call “The new normal…” With that being said, the things that currently terrify you, in business, and in life, are simply a “comfort zone stretch” away from becoming your new normal. If you’re comfortable, chances are, you’re not growing.
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093: Selling Without Selling

Whatever business you’re in, the sale starts way in advance of the sale ever taking place. Get this right, and your closing rate will go through the roof.
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092: When the Black Dog Bites. The Fine Line Between Genius and Madness.

Depression sucks, and yet, many folk suffer in silence. Albert Einstein acknowledged the fine line between genius and madness. In business, many folk face the black dog. Many folk, aren’t content with the norm, and that energy that drives them, that gives them the entrepreneurial spark, can many times be the same energy, that pulls us into the pit of despair. If you’re facing this, you are not alone. It’s more common than you think. Let’s explore this idea.
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089: Why The World Cup Is A Huge Advantage For Your Business

World cup fever is upon us. I think it’s a great thing. It brings people together, it creates camaraderie, it’s good fun, it’s competitive, and all the rest. However, I won’t be watching it. While competitors relax and settle into the energy of the world cup, I, and hopefully you, will be dominating the shit out of my own game, in business…
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088: Everest, Commitment, and WH Murray…

The moment that you definitely commit yourself, providence moves too, and all sorts of things occur that would never have otherwise occur, to assist you on your entrepreneurial journey. In today’s episode, we dig into Scottish Mountaineer William H Murray’s infamous inspirational text, on commitment…
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086: It is Not The Critic Who Counts…

As entrepreneurs, we are unconventional people operating in a conventional world. As we step out and do something different, we incur the opinions and criticism of our families, our friends, social media, the pundits, and every other human being watching; but it is not the critic who counts. Today, let’s break down Teddy Roosevelts classic quote, and apply it to modern life in business.
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084: The Backlash from Taking a Public Stand

You can’t be a wallflower in the modern world of business and hope to survive. People pleasing ain’t gonna cut it. When you take a stand for what you believe in, you will incur the wrath, and the opinions of other people. At the same time, you’ll pull the right people to your side. Here’s what happens when you step up and take a stand, and how to handle it…
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083: You Probably Don’t Deserve It

In a world that tells you “But you’ve worked so hard, you deserve it,” the reality is, you probably don’t deserve it. The reality is, you get what you work for, not what you think you deserve. Let’s take a good look at why we already are where we’re supposed to be, based on what we’ve put in, and how to change it.
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082: Daily State Management for Peak Performance

In a world where the nature default is negative, it’s easy to slip into un-resourceful states, but as entrepreneurs, it’s vital that we’re on our game, not only when it counts, but each and every day. As leaders, we need to step it up and kick ass. Here’s how…
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081: From Overwhelm, To Shutdown, To Action

Ever feel like the world is on top of you? Ever feel that there’s so much to do, that there’s no point in doing any of it? Ever feel so mentally friend that you just can’t bring yourself to get the work done? Yeah, me too, and a large number of other entrepreneurs and business owners. It is what it is. Let’s explore how to get from shutdown as a result of overwhelm, back to action.
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080: How Much is Too Much? The Have it All Mentality.

Why do you need two cars, or three cars? Why do you have to have a big house? Why do you need to be so obsessed with business? Why why why. Well, why the hell not! As entrepreneurs, we are unconventional people, living in a conventional world. You have one life. Let’s make the most of it.
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079: If You Did this One Thing, Imagine Where You’d Be

If you were to test most entrepreneurs on the most important aspects of being the best in their game, most of them would fail the test. We wonder why most startup businesses fail. It’s not difficult to understand, when you look at the half-assed input and performance of aspiring business owners. Let’s address one simple shift, that puts you right on top of the game.
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078: What World Class Actors Can Teach Us About Business

We all know the difference between good and bad acting. When someone performs so well that we completely buy into the character, we know we’re looking at a world class performance. What most people don’t realise, is the extent that many actors go to to embody a character. What does this have to do with business? A lot actually, let’s talk about Heath Ledger, Batman, and some other dark matter…
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