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20 Mile March Podcast
47 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM028: The Power of Masterminds and Habits
How can masterminds and habits exactly help accelerate your business? In this episode, Ronan Leonard aka “The Mastermind Guy” breaks down all the nuts and bolts – from the concept of masterminds to the keys in establishing your own successful mastermind groups. First things first: masterminds – what are they? How many people do you need to form an effective group? How frequent should you meet? How do you effectively qualify the people who wants to join you? What if you like being a lone wolf? We’ve discussed all the answers to these and more. Plus, you’ll be treated to an insightful conversation about habits and their power to directly impact your business now. Watch the interview on YouTube Ronan Who? Ronan Leonard was just 23 when he found himself in a sinking cruise ship off the wild coast of South Africa. This didn’t discourage him from moving forward and he proceeded to build a successful cruise ship career for 9 years after the incident. He grew his first casino party company business from just 2 casino tables to running the largest gaming events company in Australia. That was then. Now, Ronan has a business connecting small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual masterminds, which he is passionate about. He believes we’ve lost our connection to a “tribe“ – a community that will help you solve your problems and accelerate your learning, and that there is more value in making real peer-to-peer connections than paying external contractors who have no vested interest in your success. “99% of your business problems already been solved. You just need the right people to connect to that can help you.” -Ronan Leonard ( Click to Tweet ) Timestamp: [02:20] Why he’s passionate about connecting people through masterminds [08:22] Optimal size of a mastermind group [10:07] Getting personal in masterminds – is it important? [12:19] Frequency of mastermind meetings [13:30] Format in conducting mastermind meetings [20:20] The Dot System [29:40] Being more intentional in your habits and goals [32:26] On having different levels in masterminds to fill in the gaps in learning [35:53] Following influential people on social media [38:01] Information vs relevancy in your business [41:33] How he qualifies people he works with in a mastermind [43:26] Best way to connect with Ronan Leonard Useful Links: Ronan Leonard: Facebook — LinkedIn — Twitter — Medium Happy Charting: Website >>> http://www.eccountability.io/ Facebook Page Please subscribe, leave a comment, share with a friend, or leave a review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM028: The Power of Masterminds and Habits appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
50 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM026: How Andy Burgess Met Gary Vaynerchuk
Would you like to meet Gary Vaynerchuk? I would. In this episode, Andy Burgess leaves clues on how he did just that. In 2017, he created a story everyday. That’s 365 stories that are edited in high production vertical style. This later led him to meet the legendary man himself Gary Vee. What did I discovered… Andy is a talented filmmaker and editor. That’s easy to see very quickly. (I struggle with adding a subtitle. ) He’s passionate about it and truly creative. Andy loves waking up and creating. There’s nothing else he’d rather be doing. Andy does it everyday and so he keeps honing his craft. Leaving others in the dust. He’s authentic and you can tell that by watching his stories. Because of his genuineness, people can relate to him. Listen to the podcast as we take a closer look at a Snapchat and Instagram practitioner! Watch the interview on YouTube Andy Who? Andy Burgess is a Snapchat and Instagram filmmaker and storyteller. A native of United Kingdom, he quit his job to move to New York City to hone his content creation skills. There, he started making cinematic Snapchat stories that soon took him to the limelight. He is currently working with big brands such as Forbes and CollegeHumor to travel around the world and document his journey. Other brands such as Samsung have worked with him to promote their products. He recently spoke in VidCon Australia and was one of the chosen ones to meet and talk to Gary Vaynerchuk. To date, he has continued to follow his passion and share his journeys with the world. “If it’s something you really enjoy and you’re doing it, you’re gonna continue doing it.” -Andy Burgess ( Click to Tweet ) Time Stamp: [02:47] Where his idea of doing daily snaps came from [04:23] How he craft his stories [06:01] How he met Gary Vaynerchuk [08:47] How he makes a living with Snapchat [09:41] How he works with big brands in creating campaigns [14:09] His feelings on Influencer Marketing [26:35] His personal view on documenting vs creating content online [32:14] His goals this year on creating content [34:47] His thoughts on vertical film-making and how he made it work for it [40:49] His message for people who wants to grow their Instagram and/or Snapchat accounts [48:32] Where you can find Andy Burgess in social media Useful Links: Social Media Links: Andy Burgess: Snapchat >>> @andyyburgess Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn — YouTube Please subscribe, leave a comment, share with a friend, or leave a review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM026: How Andy Burgess Met Gary Vaynerchuk appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
36 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM025: Chatbots, Mindset, and Marketing Advice
What does it take to build a successful chatbot in less than a year? What about this Facebook investigation? We answer all these questions on this episode with another amazing chatbots builder Stephen Bradeen. Have a listen if you are a chatbot creator, marketer, or agency owner… or just planning to be one. Apart from this, you’ll also understand the mindset, routines and practices Stephen Bradeen used that made him successful in his very first year of being an entrepreneur. He has been giving back to the community of bot builders on Facebook helping others succeed. Stephen is definitely a winner, because of how he is showing up for others. If you’re a new entrepreneur yourself, you’ll love this episode. Watch the interview on YouTube Stephen Who? Stephen Bradeen is a software entrepreneur who is currently the CEO and Founder of OnSpotAutomations. He left the Toronto film industry behind and took a leap of faith by joining The Foundation (Dane Maxwell and Andy Drish). I had the privilege of knowing him inside Bot Academy, a bot building school run by Andrew Warner. Since then, he has successfully skyrocketed his entrepreneurship journey through his own chatbot agency which helps businesses grow through Facebook Messenger Bots. “One of the biggest hurdles [I think] for people is stepping out of something they don’t like and stepping into something that is more like their dream is being able to feel happiness first.” -Stephen Bradeen ( Click to Tweet ) I agree with Stephen that the Facebook pause shouldn’t last too much longer. It is scary to not have control over certain aspects of your business. But, Facebook bots or automated Messenger conversations are not going away. Ultimately, more regulations will be good for bot builders. Let’s face it. It’s been like the wild wild west and some bad eggs used chatbots to spam the crap out of people. Thankfully, those bad actors have had their Messenger bots shut down (or will soon). Meanwhile, keep improving your bot copywriting skills, prospect for more clients, do more demos, etc. There’s still plenty to do in the chatbot space. Time Stamp: [3:46] One of the biggest hurdles for people in stepping into their dream [6:01] His view on chatbots and are chatbots here to stay? [12:17] On his consulting business in relation to chatbots [16:46] On his daily routines and habits [18:16] His meditation method [22:22] Looking for positive could change your life [23:35] The book he’s currently reading & the lessons in it [25:40] His thoughts on chatbot platforms [27:17] His opinion on Facebook regulations & pausing of chatbot creation [30:57] The blind spot for many bot builders nowadays Useful Links: Social Media Links: Stephen Bradeen: Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn Please subscribe, leave a comment, share with a friend, or leave a review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM025: Chatbots, Mindset, and Marketing Advice appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM024: Nomaan’s Fitness Journey: How He Lost 50 Pounds
Desiring to shed some extra pounds? What was his winning combination? In this episode, Nomaan shares his fitness journey with you. How did he shift his mindset to lose those extra pounds and make the decision for better health. What were the changes he made to his diet. Was hiring a personal trainer key to his success, or part of a multi-faceted program. I still don’t know what a slow-carb diet is, haha. If you’re looking for an inspiration to shed those extra pounds you’ve had with you, then this might be your best episode. Watch the interview on YouTube Nomaan Who? Nomaan Alwi is an experienced electrical engineer who specializes in industrial automation and B2B consulting. He runs his own system integration company Veritas Automation. Nomaanwas the very first guest of Twenty Mile March Podcast. It’s an honor to have him back! Recently, Nomaan decided to make a shift in his life for better health. This led him to an obsession with his fitness and helping others like him. Although he initially got started to better his own health by losing 50+ pounds so far, he is now inspiring others like him to do the same. “As long as your body is getting the right micronutrients that it needs, then your body automatically does not crave all the unhealthy food.” -Nomaan Alwi ( Click to Tweet ) Time Stamp: [01:00] Nomaan’s health background [06:35] His peak weight [08:25] The beginning of change in his health [11:00] The small change in his diet [13:07] Hiring his first personal trainer [13:49] How Nomaan applied slow carb diet on his own [15:36] Proper science behind organic foods [20:39] How he used his Instagram feed to document his journey [23:17] The minute overview of what things worked for him [27:03] What he can help you with [27:15] How you can reach Nomaan Alwi Useful Links: Social Media Links: Nomaan Alwi: Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM024: Nomaan’s Fitness Journey: How He Lost 50 Pounds appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
58 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM023: Do Something That Inspires You Everyday
What inspires you? What is it that makes you crawl out of bed when the sun rises? From having troubles in waking up earlier every morning to taking a picture of the sunrise every day for an entire year, Anthony Johnson shares his own journey of finding his own inspiration, awareness, and self. We also discuss being prepared for every opportunity that comes along your way, what to do when you feel stuck at the beginning, and how to stay accountable to stick through the journey. Watch the interview on YouTube Anthony Who? Anthony Johnson is the creator of CaptureTheSunrise – a project he started as an experiment to help him wake up earlier which led him to greater awareness by reflecting on the most important things about life every morning. He’s also an entrepreneur who owns his own marketing consulting business called SpiralOut Consulting LLC – a company that’s geared towards helping startups and small businesses become more successful. “It’s not about searching for something out there. It’s really more about looking inside of you.” -Anthony Johnson ( Click to Tweet ) Time Stamp: [02:26] The beginning of Capture The Sunrise project [08:20] Finding yourself and putting yourself out there by doing something unique [09:36] The fear of being judged and being under a magnifying glass [12:58] Being prepared to take advantage of opportunities [19:43] Trying something to explore your creativity and putting yourself out there [23:02] How to stay accountable with yourself [29:28] What to do when you’re stuck at the beginning [39:45] His entrepreneurship journey on consulting [46:35] The big shift he had that changed his business [54:15] Anthony’s final message of inspiration [56:05] Where to find Anthony Johnson Useful Links: Websites: Capture the Sunrise – Spiralout Consulting – Anthony J Johnson Photography Social Media Links: Anthony Johnson: Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM023: Do Something That Inspires You Everyday appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM022: What Makes The School Of Bots Unique
Ever heard of School of Bots? If you haven’t, you’re about to remember that name. In this episode, Kyle Willis shares his own journey to entrepreneurship, how the partnership for School of Bots was formed, the growing pains and lessons in starting this business and how they overcame that, and a whole lot more. We then delve into what really makes School of Bots unique, how they can help you start your own bot agency, and the support each students gets. (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Watch the interview on YouTube Kyle Who? For Kyle Willis, the journey began from washing cars in Newport Beach, California to having found hugely successful mentors who took him under their wing to teach him everything to be successful in business. He was on his way to being financially comfortable at a fairly young age, but he wanted to do more than just be an employee. After hearing Zuckerberg speak about chatbots at the F8 Conference, he co-founded Ineffable Marketing and School of Bots – one of today’s leading Chatbot Marketing Agency and Chatbot Schools – with Natasha Takahashi. Listen to episode TMM020 where I interview with Natasha. “You’re gonna get a hundred no’s before you get a ‘yes’.” -Kyle Willis (Click to Tweet) Time Stamp: [03:39] Kyle’s feeling about voice bots [10:00] Kyle’s entrepreneurship journey [20:40] How he and Nastasha Takahasi (co-founder) formed the partnership for School of Bots [22:56] What do people get in School of Bots that’s unique [29:03] Building and managing bots vs running School of Bots [31:00] Learnings from the growing pains of running his own start-up bot agency [34:20] Advice for selling bots to get your first paying client [40:32] How they help a wide range of learning styles [47:25] The purpose of the 20 Mile March Podcast Useful Links: Free training on building a bot agency* Website >>> School of Bots* Website >>> https://www.ineffablemarketing.com/ Social Media Links: Kyle Willis: Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn School of Bots: Facebook — Facebook Group — Linkedin (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM022: What Makes The School Of Bots Unique appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM021: Solving One Problem With A Basic Bot
What problem does your bot solve?? Or did you create a complicated frankenstein bot just because you could? Most of the time, the newbies in the bot industry just try to make a quick buck without having a clear purpose as to how their chatbot can serve their clients. What are you really trying to solve? Do you really know what your customers need and want? What gap is your bot bridging so to make the lives of your customers easier? In this episode, Robert Taylor will make you think and answer these questions so you can have the clarity in building your bot business. He then dives into how he accidentally stumbled across the world of bots, how basic bots can help your potential customers solve just one problem, and how you build relationships. (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Robert Who? Robert Taylor came from a 14-year corporate background. He managed to release himself from the shackles of the corporate world and mastered the craft of online marketing combined with his in-person sales strategies. This enabled him to become a passionate digital nomad who specializes in automated sales funnels, niche websites, online courses and chatbots. As of this moment, he and his family are currently traveling in Asia as they only work for a few hours a day. They do as they please. “Find out what people want and give them what they need. That’s the most basic thing, but we forget it.” -Robert Taylor (Click to Tweet) Bot Samples How To Screen Print Bot | The Creative Academy Bot | Ganesh Indian Restaurant Bot Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. Time Stamp: [01:52] How Robert got started with bots [12:00] How he builds his business relationships [14:46] Has Facebook penetrated the traditional shops? [21:01] Robert’s favorite niche [16:43] His adjustment from the corporate world to building a business online [18:26] How he uses his creativity to help other people have and grow their own business [25:22] The dangers of building your business on someone else’s platform [34:15] Robert’s one piece of advice [35:28] How to simplify selling bots [36:52] Some selling tips Useful Links: Bot samples >>> How To Screen Print bot The Creative Academy Bot Ganesh Indian Restaurant Bot Websites >>> https://thedigitalcode.com/ www.howtoscreenprint.com/ www.thecreativeacademy.co Social Media Links: Robert Taylor: Facebook — Instagram (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM021: Solving One Problem With A Basic Bot appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
60 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM020: How The School of Bots Was Born
Chatbots are a new thing right now. Many people say it’s just a fad – that it won’t last a long time. What do you think? In this episode, Natasha discusses chatbots as “white space” for marketers, how bots are different than e-mail, the big divide that separates technical and non-technical people, and so much more. In addition, she gives us a backstory on how she got into the bot world, how School of Bots was conceived, and its mission to help people build and grow highly profitable chatbot agencies. Plus! You will be treated with some great information that you can apply right now. (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Watch the interview on YouTube Natasha Who? Natasha serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Ineffable Marketing – a full service agency that builds and services Messenger bots. Natasha Takahashi’s desire to create her own digital empire while traveling around the world guided her to chatbots, after hearing Zuckerberg speak about them at the F8 Conference. She co-founded a Chatbot Marketing Agency, Ineffable Marketing with Kyle Willis. Then created one of the leading chatbot schools online called School of Bots in partnership with Chatfuel. “What I’m most excited, at least for this year, is for a lot of consumers to start using bots on a daily basis.” -Natasha Takahashi (Click to Tweet) Time Stamp: [01:29] Natasha as a digital nomad [04:53] Bots as a “white space” for marketers [11:18] How Natasha got into bots [15:51] How School of Bots was founded [26:12] 90-second explanation of chatbots [29:32] An example on how restaurants could apply chatbots [36:30] The rise of other advanced bot platforms [39:12] Two things to be excited about bots this year [48:03] Crazy and funny experiences on random bots [53:49] How she splits her time between her online school and bots [55:37] Other types of bot schools Useful Links: Free training on building a bot agency* Website >>> School of Bots* Website >>> https://www.ineffablemarketing.com/ Social Media Links: Natasha Takahashi: Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn School of Bots: Facebook — Facebook Group — Linkedin (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM020: How The School of Bots Was Born appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
49 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM019: Chatbots that Get You More Sales and Happier Customers
Want to experience the power of automation? At the end of the day, to have for sales, your customers must be happy. How can you make it if you can’t even respond to their simple queries? Chatbots are the game changers in the marketing industry today. If you want to be on top of your game. In this episode, Nick and JP will give you great insights into how chatbots will make a difference in your business. We talk about defining the chatbots, benefits of partnership, a case study and the processes to be effective in selling. Watch the interview on YouTube Nick and JP Who? Nick Julia, bot builder Years ago, inspired by a good professor, Nick went to a law school but figured it out that it wasn’t his passion. He then went into digital marketing by starting working on his family business, content marketing, then Bot Academy with Andrew Warner. JP Johl, sales partner JP started a career in marketing as an account manager. Later he became an account executive, running sales for new accounts and bringing in new business for whatever company he was working. After that, he moved over to digital marketing then to IT doing enterprise sales. How did they met? The two met at Andrew Warner’s Bot Academy facebook group. The two hadn’t met in person, but after some talks, trust was built with each other, and they had an idea to combine their unique skills to for more leverage. They did just that and are closing enterprise clients. “Chatbots are about the next technology that can make your life easier…or we can provide more value. And that’s where I can see it heading.” Nick Julia (Click to Tweet ) An example of a Mind Hero Bot: https://www.messenger.com/t/318365145221157 Time Stamp: [01:41] Messenger Bots explained in a simple way [04:52] How JP and Nick arrived into a sales partnership [10:19] Benefits of a partnership and how it leverages your unique strength and abilities [18:22] Case study: Chatbot Perfect Keto and the result [25:12] The process of selling without being pushy [34:48] Why go all in chatbots [45:37] Best way to connect with JP and Nick Useful Links: Website >>> https://www.mindheros.com/ Email Addresses Nick >>> firstname.lastname@example.org JP >>> email@example.com Social Media Links: Nick Julia: Facebook — Instagram — Twitter — LinkedIn JP Johl: Facebook — Instagram — Twitter (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.) Please subscribe, leave a comment, and review on iTunes. It really helps us out. Thanks for sharing and listening. The post TMM019: Chatbots that Get You More Sales and Happier Customers appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
50 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM018: Creating Your Version of an Epic Life
“Money can buy anything. If I am rich, then I will be happy.” Are you sure about that? Having more money to be happy is completely different from being happy FIRST. Money will come into your life. (I’m sure some of you don’t believe me…and that’s OK) Time to change your perspective for the sake of saving yourself from misery and despair. I can’t stress that point enough! Remember when you were a kid? You had so much ambition and imagination. It makes your eyes shine when you talk to somebody about it. Now that you’re an adult and have the capacity to live your epic life, why stay in your shell and be content with just getting by? I am so excited to share with you this podcast episode with Sunny Durante, the man who had all the material things he wanted in life, but realized that there was still something missing. We talk about living life as a mission and deep dive into questioning yourself about your purpose of doing things. Watch the interview on YouTube Sunny Who? Sunny is a fulfillment strategist to successful entrepreneurs. He helps people re-wire their brains so they wake up happy and love their lives again. He came from a family of entrepreneurs and started his first company when he was 16. Sunny was successful in the Toronto film industry. He had a great opportunity to Work with 100 million dollar productions, celebrities, have a nice car, downtown condo, etc. etc. The lack of money was never an issue in his life, but feeling trap and lonely, he started to question himself, “Is this really all there is to life?” In that moment, he took massive action to find his own version of an epic life. He went on to become a Freedom and Fulfilment Strategist teaching men more freedom and fulfillment in their life so that they can make a great impact in the world. “There are two great things in a person’s life. The day we are born and the day we discover our why.” – Sunny Durante (Click to Tweet) Time Stamp [00:49] There is no room for an error in this powerful leadership experience [09:36] The two great days in a person’s life [14:37] The effect of living in your mission versus just doing it for the money [16:07] The transition from working in the film industry to the online marketing world [20:32] “Is this really all there is to life?” [22:36] You don’t need a plan 50 steps away [26:02] For all the skeptics out there, bring it on! [35:08] Becoming the magnet of what you want [45:10] A breakthrough from 7 years of hesitation to give life to a project [48:33] Best way to connect with Sunny Useful links: Website >>> http://epiclifeexperience.com Email Address >>> firstname.lastname@example.org Sunny’s Podcast >>> https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-epic-life-experience/id1349019763 Social links Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/sunny.durante Instagram >>> https://www.instagram.com/sunnydurante/ Twitter >>>https://twitter.com/sunnydurante Linkedin >>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunnydurante/ The post TMM018: Creating Your Version of an Epic Life appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM017: Turning an Idea into a Product with Massive Action
Everything that we utilize now started from a single idea. From the clothes that we wear, the phones that we use, and the vehicles that we drive each day, it all began with a single idea inside a person’s mind. Everyone has great ideas to make the world a better place, but only some turn that idea into a reality. The solution is to take MASSIVE ACTION. In this podcast episode, Darby Rollins is a great example of how an idea and the vision to help more people became a product. He created Exomend, a posture correction device, to boost productivity, increase confidence and optimize focus. We also talk about the philosophy and the mindset that you need as an entrepreneur. Who is Darby Rollins? Since he was a kid, Darby loved sports, and wanted to be one of the best baseball players out there. Due to a shoulder injury before his senior year, things changed. After graduation, he worked at a corporate job. However, he had a great desire to enter into the world of entrepreneurship. Darby took a great leap and took massive action with a clear vision and idea in his mind. Because of that, EXOMEND was born. “You have to be willing to put yourself out there. If you have an idea and you want to create a product, anybody can do it but I will tell you that not everyone will do it because most people won’t just take the first step which is just getting out there and falling flat on your face.” -Darby Rollins Time Stamp [01:13] Present yourself with confidence [03:59] The effect of the shift from Industrial economy to Knowledge economy to your health [07:09] Why Darby went into entrepreneurship [15:28] Your posture is important and has a huge compounding effect [17:08] Philosophy and the mindset that you need as an entrepreneur [19:10] The first thing to do when you have an Idea [23:13] If you think you’re gonna fail, then probably you will [27:23] When you feel that your dream was completely shattered [30:13] Doing something for a greater cause [36:39] Several Different ways that you could get into selling on Amazon [39:30] Recommended book that made a great difference [42:09] Best way to connect with Darby [45:32] Where to get Exomend Get Exomend Here: http://exomend.com/ Useful Links: Website >>> http://exomend.com/ Email Address >>> email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org “The Millionaire Dollar, One Person Business” – Elaine Pofeldt >>> http://amzn.to/2CCgaXK Social links Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/DarbyRollins8 Instagram >>> https://www.instagram.com/darbyarollins/ Twitter >>> https://twitter.com/darbyarollins Linkedin >>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/darbyrollins/ The post TMM017: Turning an Idea into a Product with Massive Action appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM016: Grow Your Business With FB Messenger Bots
What worked for you yesterday, might become less effective, specifically email marketing. Mary is such an inspiration for hustlers, all of those who are aspiring to grow a business and be successful online by turning all her struggles into a massive success by applying the right mindset. To keep up technology, you need to adapt or get left behind. My mission is to help grow your business with conversational marketing. FB Messenger Chatbots are really cool! It is an honor to present to you my guest, Mary Kathryn Johnson who is an expert in FB Messenger bots and conversational marketing. I was completely blown away by her methods of getting a lead with just one click without needing an email address. [18:04] Do you need to continue to buy courses and consume more information in order to take action? (hint: NOOO!) Messenger reduces the friction for marketers, which is always a good thing. You’ll be amazed how it can sustain your business by getting high quality and targeted leads for as low as $0.30 each. Mary Kathryn’s Messenger Funnels Chatbot Not only do we get real nerdy about chatbots, but we also talk about the mindset that every entrepreneur needs to have to face any challenge along the way. Who is Mary Kathryn Johnson? She has been featured on popular sites such as Entrepreneur On Fire, The Good Man Project, Working Motherhood Top Tips and Women Taking the Lead. Mary Kathryn is the founder of Messenger Funnels, an author, entrepreneur, Facebook Messenger chatbot expert and a powerful mother. Mary Kathryn has done so much. It’s hard to summarize it all. She teaches individuals about parenting and business with her podcast, has a clothing business, and is a Messenger funnel marketer. If you want more content like this, here is the challenge for you. If you are intrigued by the topic that we talked about and would love to learn more, we will make another episode based on what you want to know about messenger chatbots. We will do a Q and A session to help you through this. All you have to do is comment right below this post or message me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Linkedin the strategy you’d like to learn. “If you’re gonna keep following squirrels, go for it. But I’m telling you, until you stop and you only follow one, and focus on that one, and take action on that one, until you do that, you will continue to be frustrated. You will continue following guru after guru, looking for your solution, looking for your dream, looking for the quick fix.” -Mary Kathryn Johnson Time Stamp [02:25] The start of Mary Kathryn’s entrepreneurial journey, the Big Idea,and the struggle. [07:34] An accountant’s wise words on a failing business (also her husband). [10:14] The email that came out of nowhere that started a whole new business Idea. [13:26] How Mary Kathryn presold a chatbot idea worth $2,000 while still figuring out how to do it. [18:04] Do you need to continue to buy courses and consume more information in order to take action? [22:08] Building a chatbot is a lot like planning a trip. [29:07] Case study about how a chatbot can help your business. [38:04] Facebook will never shut you down as long as you follow these rules [39:09] How to connect with Mary Kathryn. [41:20] If you want more content like this, here is the challenge for you. Useful Links Website >>> http://www.marykathrynjohnson.com/ >>> http://messengerfunnels.com/ Blog >>> http://www.marykathrynjohnson.com/marys-blog MommyLoves Online store >>> https://www.cafepress.com/everythingmommyloves Podcast >>> http://www.parententrepreneursuccess.com/pepower-podcast/ Email Address >>> email@example.com Social Media Links Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/PowerMamaMary Twitter >>> https://twitter.com/MessengerFunnel Instagram >>> https://www.instagram.com/parentepower/ Linkedin >>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/mommyloves/ The post TMM016: Grow Your Business With FB Messenger Bots appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
49 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM015: How to be Seen as an Expert in your Chosen Niche with Kyle Gray
Every entrepreneur has a story to tell. But I always feel overwhelmed with were to start and what to say the moment I begin thinking about creating content. My goal for you is that you will understand the framework and philosophy behind good content marketing from an expert in the field from this episode. In this podcast episode with Kyle Gray, I am grateful for the overflowing wisdom that Kyle has shared. His methods are so effective that he has created massive results for his clients for their marketing dollars. What’s content marketing anyway? …simply the creation of online material that doesn’t explicitly promote a brand, but stimulates interest in its products/services… This talk with Kyle will put you on a journey of discovering the secrets behind effective content marketing strategies for your business. We discuss the processes that will help you find your unique stories and make content marketing simple. Who is Kyle Gray? Kyle Gray is an entrepreneur and author of the book titled “The Story Engine: An entrepreneur’s guide to content strategy and brand storytelling without spending all day writing”. He helps his clients with clear, concise, and actionable strategies to reap the benefits of inbound marketing. I’d say he’s a master storyteller and teaches how you can become one too. Timestamp: [01:28] The Thirty Thousand foot view of looking at content [06:20] Discover your dormant talent by using this technique [12:31] One of the biggest mistake that people make when approaching content marketing [13:13] Your ultimate differentiating factor from anybody else [14:58] Creating a clear content by understanding this one question [19:05] Remembering your past [21:20] One of the really good ways when keying in “deep reason why” posts [22:20] The feeling you get when your content will knock it out of the park [25:10] Why so many good drafts get deleted [26:16] Power of a BIG ambitious goal explained [31:10] The Proprietary Process in what we do [34:30] Comparing the Bad versus the Good way of presenting yourself [35:40] Process of taking people into a journey in your business [38:14] Kyle talks about branding what you do [42:05] Important key points not to miss [43:58] Different mediums and approaches to get your message out [47:08] The best way to connect with Kyle Useful Links: Website >>> http://thestoryengine.co/ Blog >>> http://thestoryengine.co/blog/ Get a copy of Kyle’s book >>> “The Story Engine” Social Media Links: Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/kylethegray Twitter >>> https://twitter.com/kylethegray Linkedin >>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-gray-27055b33/ Instagram >>> https://www.instagram.com/kylethegray23/ The post TMM015: How to be Seen as an Expert in your Chosen Niche with Kyle Gray appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
51 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM014: Master the Four Secrets of Leadership With Bryan Armentrout
Are you a decision maker? Do you allow your team to make decisions and push them to be critical thinkers? I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Bryan Armentrout who shows the importance of decision making and building relationship with your team for a better understanding of where they are coming from. In most situations, it is better to wait and gather the facts, the reality and processed the situation with your team than to make emotional snap decisions. Why? Your decisions will either make you or break you. And it will have an impact on your company, subordinates, career, and family. This talk will help you identify your weakness as an employee and how to overcome it. As a manager, you will also be able to identify the type of workers you have, how to handle them, and how to improve their potential by providing avenues for them to grow professionally. Who is Bryan Armentrout? Bryan Armentrout is the author of “The New Manager Mindset: How to Master the Four Secrets of Leadership that College Doesn’t Teach You” (http://amzn.to/2EPNP2V) I highly suggest you get a copy of his book as it gives practical advice to turn your life around for your benefit, making a difference in your life and the people around you. His book helps companies and managers to be great decision makers. This will also help equipped employees with skills that boost their credibility and performance as highly qualified workers. As the Chief Executive Officer and owner of The Food Leadership Group, his team helps food companies deploy effective Food Safety and Quality systems You will learn the importance of team, decision making, and what quality assurance is to the company. Please leave a comment, share, and subscribe. Time Stamp [1:08] Your plan when you’re young actually changes in time. [3:51] You can make money no matter how small your business idea is: renting vending machines to stores for a commission. [6:32] Why managers need to know the principle behind the 10-80-10 rule and how to identify people in this category. [9:22] How evaluating your daily routine can give you insights on what you want to do next in your career. [12:40] Sometimes managers need to sit back and let the team work out the solutions to the problem. [12:48] ASK: what can we do about that? [13:15] Involve the members in the decision-making process so they will develop critical thinking skills. [17:11] Realization: if you do everything correct in your job no one notices. [21:15] We are born with a “Blank Slate” and we need information to understand why things operate in a certain way. [22:55] The process of building products and what consumers really want [25:49] Avoid the trap of internal evaluation [27:10] Two possible reasons why consumer complains [30:36] Analyze why the system fails when it is supposed to be working. [32:13] What matters is how you do things and modify it over time. [35:48] Life can be more difficult without your morning rituals which is the same at work or business [39:19] To improve quality of product, you must consider having management conversations with the right person or the management team. [46:43] It really doesn’t matter if you’re making cheese or house or even software product. There’s always four stages to how something is made. [48: 22] The skills in building the company are different from the skills in running the company. Useful Links: Website: https://www.foodleadershipgroup.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/bryan.armentrout Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FoodLeadershipGroup/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/BryanArmentrout LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanarmentrout Book: http://amzn.to/2EPNP2V The post TMM014: Master the Four Secrets of Leadership With Bryan Armentrout appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
48 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM013: What I Do When I Feel Blocked with Tara Green
Ever feel like nothing is working out for you? I interview Tara Green who has the skills to help you find clarity and make your life better. I know that sounds like hype, but the work she does gets to the core of what’s holding you back. I have seen Tara do emotional work with me and it has moved internal blocks that have been in there for years. Tara is a very empathetic person and has an incredible potential to help others. In this podcast, she talks about emotions, the blocks from getting what you desire and how she processes energy. This talk will not only help entrepreneurs, but ordinary people to stay on track and achieve your goals. Tara will give you clarity from where you are now to what you intended to achieve. She also gives you insights on how she was able to work with celebrities despite of her self doubts and beliefs. Plus, a preview on what it feels like to live the RV life (which I’m really curious about) Who is Tara Green? Tara Green is an entrepreneur, energy worker, YouTube vlogger, snowboarder and spirituality coach. She works with artists, celebrities and women in creating a life without limits simply by being who they are and following their magic. Please leave a comment, share, and subscribe. Enjoy Timestamp [03:13] The Number 1 thing to be done when feeling down to get back up [03:51] Finding out how you feel about something [04:44] People Normally don’t do this especially men [06:24] Beginner’s guide to connecting with your real voice [08:01] Do this When tension and worry gets really bad [10:30] The opposite thing happens when you connect to your negative thoughts [11:52] What to do when everything feels like crap and BS [16:30] Meditation without sitting for an hour and examples [18:51] Entrepreneurship: Tara tells us about her business [21:37] Tips on how to work with Celebrities [25:50] “Did you have any doubts and fear when this opportunity has landed into your lap?” [26:47] The critical moment that everybody has had in their life [27:52] Saying YES to an opportunity without listening to your small voice [28:17] Importance of writing things down [30:04] Mapping out where you want to go [34:26] The feeling when you are in harmony with the things you’re asking for [35:15] Energy work for clarity [36:47] What it’s like to have a Digital Nomadic Lifestyle [39:30] How cats and pets can help in RV traveling [42:00] Retirees wonder how could it be possible to travel when you are still young [43:00] Tips on getting internet connection on the road [43:10] Starbucks is your BFF [45:00] Importance of internet consistency as an entrepreneur [46:45] Best way to connect with Tara Useful Links: Website: >>> http://www.radiantgoddesscollective.com Social Media Accounts Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/tarasheagreen Instagram >>> https://www.instagram.com/tarasheagreen Youtube Channel >>> https://www.youtube.com/c/TaraGreenLifestyleAlchemy Tumblr >>> http://radiantgoddesscollective.tumblr.com The post TMM013: What I Do When I Feel Blocked with Tara Green appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
49 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM012: All about Customer Success with Natalie Webster
Are you losing money from poor customer service? Did you know that customer success can cost you nothing? Setting up a customer service team can make your business more money by plugging the leaks. I didn’t realize the many ways that customer success could increase sales and decrease refunds until I spoke with Natalie. If you are at this stage in your business, this would be a good show to listen to. My favorite tips were to setup an email address with a real person’s name attached instead of making it a generic customer service email. I also like how much Natalie talked about making a human connection and building relationships. I think that’s a key takeaway for any business. Natalie was super generous and put together an amazing strategy guide for “Customer Success”. Get it here >>> http://twenty-mile-march.com/priorityexperts Transcript [0:46] What is customer success? [3:11] Is customer success a new term? [4:33] A sales strategy: funnels, failed invoices, and support reps [6:27] Would you pay me $5,000 a month to go hunt down $20,000 a month? [7:48] Have a human connection in your funnel to increase sales [9:30] Tip: Use a customer success person email address [11:08] Have a FB Messenger Bot option to talk to a human [13:30] Call the customer immediately when they watch 75% of the pitch [15:01] Usually it takes 4 touches before a customer will buy from you [16:40] Please don’t pressure them to buy, because that increases refund rates [18:32] A chatbot could qualify the lead before a sales call [20:09] Customers want to be comforted and nurtured [22:34] Don’t disconnect sales and support teams [24:24] The number of support tickets that get closed doesn’t matter [27:16] Be a human and don’t follow a cumbersome script [29:05] Don’t overuse macros, because they are impersonal [30:54] Community management is super important [31:56] Please moderate and respond to social media comments [35:11] It takes about 3 months to build trust in a community [36:45] Lots of ways to support customers on social media [39:08] A chatbot could help a business with damage control [43:07] Building a customer success team [46:52] Solve problems and apply critical thinking Bonus: Your Free Guide on “Customer Success” Natalie was super generous and put together an amazing strategy guide for “Customer Success”. Get it here >>> http://twenty-mile-march.com/priorityexperts Priority Experts Links Website >>> http://priorityexperts.com Social Media Accounts Facebook >>> https://www.facebook.com/PriorityExperts/ Instagram >>> https://www.instagram.com/priorityexperts Linkedin >>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-webster-68a51a122 The post TMM012: All about Customer Success with Natalie Webster appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM011: CJ and Eric – Ecommerce Special Episode
I had the wonderful opportunity to pick the brains of two ecommerce rock stars. Thankfully they allowed me to record our conversation for all of you. You’ve got to hear how Eric turned an $8,000 scam into a 6-figure business. He is the definition of persistence and hard work. CJ shares so much wisdom in this episode with her view as treating business as a spiritual path for personal development. I want to thank them both again for sharing their stories of entrepreneurship. What was the most important thing that you learned from this episode? TIMECODE [2:24] CJ’s first business didn’t fit her unique genius [6:00] Have no regrets [8:14] How Eric got scammed for $8,000 [12:29] Always do your due diligence when making an investment [14:04] Eric pivoted and took an $8,000 domain name and created a real business that generated over $200,000 [17:25] CJ always knew she was an entrepreneur at heart. Are you? [19:03] Analogy of growing a business is like raising a child [21:08] The key secret to success is learning How to Fail [22:16] You are NOT your business (an important distinction) [24:07] Treat business as a spiritual path [25:17] Tip: Keep your day job when you’re just getting started [26:48] Happiness should be a key performance indicator for your business’ success] [28:14] Cultivating curiosity is an important business skill [29:46] You’ve got to focus on one thing [32:28] Just make a choice and try it [34:17] Indecision is the same as not trying [35:42] A community of support is important for success [37:06] Try a lot of things and see what you like [38:40] Find your passion and change the world [40:01] What’s your purpose with consuming more information? [42:01] FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) [42:18] You must take action The post TMM011: CJ and Eric – Ecommerce Special Episode appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM010: Eric Finnigan – Email Marketing Expert
I was honored to interview Eric and really enjoyed the energy of the podcast. He is a wealth of information and we cover a range of topics from mindset to marketing during the show. I can’t wait to learn more from him in Ibiza. I listed our topics below so you can quickly jump to the specific time, if something sparks your interest. Show notes 01:12 How did you become the e-mail marketing expert? 03:00 Do you have to be a good writer to be good at copy? 05:35 How does Eric currently generate leads? (and 14:10) 06:33 Eric’s green light formula for making money in B2B. 08:40 What are you e-mail open rates? 09:40 The number of e-mails in Eric’s drip sequences. 11:00 Are your e-mails custom? 14:50 Why your website is not important to your customers. 17:55 Honesty is the answer. 18:35 Understanding the customer is so important. 20:10 Quite arguing with reality!!! 22:25 Energy and being present analogy 24:12 Explain your study of “Circling” 26:47 Is depression genetic or is it environmental? 32:00 Is circling just being present? 35:15 Owning your experience 36:40 “Choronoligizing” my unknown Ninja skill. Links: Website http://www.autopilotemail.com/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericfinnigan1/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eric.finnigan.7 Ibiza http://ibizareset.pagedemo.co/ The post TMM010: Eric Finnigan – Email Marketing Expert appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM009: Jonathan Toker – Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship
Jonathan has a way of speaking that really draws me in. He really has the gift of gab and I admire that in him. He advises all of us to keep taking action and build systems. I for one am going to take him up on his advise and build a routine that I can stick to. There is a snowballl effect that in the moment doesn’t seem like much. Gary Vee says that nobody was watching his Wine Library TV program at first. Look at where Gary Vee is today. Huge. Keep on your Twenty Mile March and build your dreams. Fail. Try again. Iterate. Fail. These are the “Principles” that billionaire Ray Dalio writes about. Life your life. Leave us a review over on iTunes, if you like this podcast. Timecode 2:00 Build a connection website Hihub for LA 3:00 Solution to getting healthcare tech into healthcare 4:00 Learning how to fail 5:00 Why Hihub didn’t work 6:00 Confidence around powerful people 7:00 An idea that the skilled nursing facility came up with 8:00 Another failed attempt at contacting doctors 9:30 Sponsor: Monk Messenger Bots 10:30 Homecare niche is interesting 11:00 Cold calling was training. Vocus.io to do autofollow-ups. 12:00 Sales learned from Grant Cardone about sales 13:00 (Really fun talk) Nice guy in TX 14:00 It’s taking way too long to get this far 15:00 Focus like a hound 16:00 Ego getting in the way for men 17:00 Process goals vs goals, habits, routines, pomodoros 18:00 Reading some good books 19:00 Pavloc for developing habits Sponsor: Monk Messenger Bots “We help Physical Therapy Clinics grow their pracitce by starting connversations on your Facebook page automatically despite growing competition from HOPTS and POPTS” Visit http://monkbots.com to learn more. Links: The Foundation Music: Luke the Knife Mix 29 – Insta Party… Just Add Water The post TMM009: Jonathan Toker – Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
TMM008: Daniel Hicks – Poster Child for the 20 Mile March
Daniel Hicks is the founder of TTB Tamer, which is a software that helps microbreweries report their tax obligations. His software helps track the amount of alcohol a brewer produces and creates all the forms to be sent into the government. I was impressed at how Daniel followed the formula from The Foundation and (surprise! It works…) ended up creating a SaaS. I think the biggest takeaway for me was his persistence and single-minded focus. He wanted to create a SaaS that helped microbreweries and didn’t stop moving forward. Daniel could have quit so many times, but he didn’t, and so he has a company now and he was able to quite his day job. Leave us a review over on iTunes, if you like this podcast. Timecode 03:00 Friendly niche. All microbreweries want to help each other out. 06:00 How Daniel contacted the market (E-mails scraped from brewery association) 07:30 How Daniel caught the entrepreneurship bug 09:15 Daniel finds the core problem/idea 09:45 Don’t get too big. It’s hard to execute the idea when you have no money. 12:00 How he built the MVP. 13:15 Found his developer was already his roommate 15:30 Customers were told that he will fix the problems they find in the software 17:00 Daniel sends 10-20 e-mails a day and chips through his list of 6,000 brewers 19:00 Daniel’s lead gen funnel = FB ad > email optin > PDF > teaching sequence 20:43 Scaling problems 21:45 Daniel likes to respond to customer emails in 2-3 minutes 23:00 How Daniel will expand into the related wine/spirit markets 24:30 The longterm vision of his company 25:40 Joy from simply doing what you want to do. 26:45 Keep it practical yet fun 28:00 The biggest struggle has been just to keep going even on tough days 30:00 The habits that Daniel kept while working a full time job Links: Daniel Hicks firstname.lastname@example.org Website http://www.ttbtamer.com/ The post TMM008: Daniel Hicks – Poster Child for the 20 Mile March appeared first on #twenty-mile-march.
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