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30 minutes | Apr 23, 2014
BBC 027: Coach Jim Johnson Helps Dreams Come True
Coach Jim Johnson has an amazing story to tell. A basketball coach for 33 years, Coach Jim had an inspiring event happen on February 15, 2006 when he let Jason McElwain (J-Mac), a student with autism, play in the last game of the season, Senior Night of Jason's senior year in high school. This story has become the basis for Coach Jim Johnson's book, A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons from a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy. During the month of April, Coach Jim contributes a portion of the sales of his book from his website, CoachJimJohnson.com, to AutismUp, a program for autistic children in the Rochester, New York area where they live. Jason's dream was to be on the varsity team and play in a game. He spent years practicing and preparing for this opportunity in case it happened. It's hard to describe what happened during that game. The coach put Jason in the game during the last four minutes of the game. Unbeknownst to Coach Jim, a student had made placards with Jason's face on them and everyone held them up when he came onto the court. Tears started streaming down Coach Jim's face as he had to sit from being overcome with emotion. Jason's team members started feeding him the ball - and no one else. After missing the first two shots, he started scoring. In fact, he scored the winning point during the last ten seconds of the game and was named the high scorer for the game with 20 points, including six 3-point shots. The crowd, as they say, went wild! Luckily, this "Miracle Night" was caught on video and you can watch that here: http://youtu.be/ngzyhnkT_jY Today, Coach Jim Johnson is still coaching high school basketball and Jason is still the team manager of the Varsity team. Coach Jim is also a motivational speaker, helping others make their dreams come true. He has several "keys" to success in life: Passion - Find something you like to do and make it a big part of your life. Have a real direction in your life. Have your own mission and write it down. Be an effective goal setter. Perseverance - Have the ability to never give up. Find ways to overcome obstacles. Carpe Diem. Be ready to seize the day. You never know when your opportunity is going to be before you. Have a positive attitude. Be a team player. Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? Coach Jim Johnson emulates Jim Rohn, who is the coach who inspires him the most. Jim believes you should share your story so it can help others. He also says: Just remember that lif
39 minutes | Apr 18, 2014
BBC 026: Beth Shankle Anderson – Caring Attorney Gives Back to the Business Community
Beth Shankle Anderson is truly a woman involved in many roles. She is a practicing attorney in business law. She has a radio show called The Success Design and she is Mrs. Florida Galaxy 2014. Beth is also a motivational speaker and coordinator of TV shows and conferences. We jokingly discussed how she has the time to do all of these things. Beth seems to have a mission of helping to shine the spotlight on others and she does it well. The premise and name of her radio show stem from her belief that success doesn't come by accident. Success comes by design. She interviews many people who have become successful in a variety of endeavors. In a TV show she was involved with, Women of Distinction, once again, she helped to highlight the success other women have had. In an upcoming conference on October 16, 2014, (TallyConference.com), called Masters of Media, the discussion will center around how the media can help business owners. Several media experts will discuss how somehow being talked about by the news or being in the news increases the value of your business significantly. Beth's shining moments, however, come from her love of philanthropy and giving back to others. She founded the Jerry Shankle Memorial Foundation in memory of her father. This organization provides scholarships to students from the high school which her father attended and loved dearly. She is also involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Her involvement with beauty pageants throughout her life have allowed her to pursue this passion and advance the causes of these organizations. You'll find Beth to be an interesting and caring woman who loves to give back. To learn more about Beth Shankle Anderson, visit: BethAndersonProductions.com.
49 minutes | Apr 17, 2014
BBC 025: Chris Miles – Cash Flow Expert Helps Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Make More Money Today – Not Tomorrow!
Chris Miles is the Cash Flow Expert and he helps entrepreneurs and small business owners make more money today - not tomorrow! It's all about Cash Flow. He believes that you need to invest in your business to make more money. As a financial advisor, he came to realize that much of the investment advice he was giving people would not work for them. He also realized that saving and investing for the future - for those retirement years - was not the way to live and invest. Many people choose security (a job) versus freedom. The problem is that, as many found out in 2008, there is not much security in jobs these days. In addition, many people's eyes were opened in 2008 when they found how wrong traditional investing can be. Chris believes that you need to build cash flow to create freedom and a good quality of life for today and not for down the road some day. Further, he teaches you how to use cash flow to create more money. Dollars follow the value you create for others." When you create value to fill a need that someone has and you create relationships with the people that need what you provide and you can help them, the dollars will follow. You need to stop scarcity thinking and live in a state of abundance. To learn more about Chris Miles, visit: MoneyRipples.com. Make sure to look for this interview on iTunes and on Stitcher. Let us know what you liked by leaving a comment below and giving us a rating on iTunes. Thanks!
45 minutes | Apr 3, 2014
BBC 024: Tony Gambone Helps Speakers and Authors Share Their Message to the World as Radio Show Hosts
Tony Gambone is the founder of a radio show network, the Tough Talk Radio Network. He helps speakers and authors share their message to the world, as hosts of their own radio show. His path to this point has been an interesting one. A Philadelphia native, Tony was involved for several years in the gambling industry in Las Vegas and on the Mississippi river boats. He went from being a dealer to training dealers to managing the casinos as Director of Casino Operations. After moving to Texas, Tony started a home remodeling business but a long-standing illness, Crohn's Disease, forced him to retire from that industry. Searching for something to do to earn a living, Tony stumbled through the back door of the radio show world. He first started a show, pitching a business he was involved in - not knowing anything about how to do that. Somehow, he made it happen. He then decided to recruit others to do shows under the radio network he was building. Our own Behind the Business Card co-host, Linda Ballesteros, was the first host who Tony recruited. Linda had never done a radio show and over several years, grew to become a highly skilled interviewer. All of this was thanks to Tony Gambone. Tony and his wife, Wendy, who together run the Tough Talk Radio Network, realize that most people do not know how to be radio show hosts so they developed a training program to help others become radio hosts. To date, they have trained dozens of hosts. Hosting a radio show is an ideal way to network with and get to know others in different industries - and grow your business at the same time. Sitting back and taking a look through the looking glass at the life he has lived, Tony is writing a book about his life's journey. He has also developed a program called GAMBLE. He feels that everything in life is a business and should be run like one, whether it's your job, being a spouse or parent or any other part of your life. It's also important to educate yourself on how to better yourself. The GAMBLE program features create an acronym reflecting things that are important in life: Growth Accountable Marketing Beliefs Leverage Enjoyment According to Tony, "Once you step out and try something, more things evolve from it and you can help so many other people share their message. I help people with my story so they know how to plow through the traffic that they hit in their daily road of life." Tony's GAMBLE programs helps you have a plan to follow so you're not going blindly
46 minutes | Apr 2, 2014
BBC 023: Elizabeth Lions is a Business Leadership Coach for Aspiring C-Suite Level Corporate Women
Elizabeth Lions has spent her career working in the corporate world, starting in human resources. Fortune 500 companies, including eBay, Intel, Microsoft and Wells Fargo are some of the companies where she has interviewed, hired and coached people. She now coaches men, and especially women, on leadership and how to attain the middle management and C-Suite level executive positions within a corporation. She has written two books, Recession Proof Yourself! and I Quit! Working for You Isn't Working for Me. Recession Proof Yourself! was written after the 2009 Depression when she saw what was happening within companies, in the hopes of helping those who had been impacted. I Quit! Working for You Isn't Working for Me was written for people who may still be employed but want to see what's out there. They may be wanting a change. During and after a recession, and during recovery, companies often go through mergers and acquisitions. Because of redundancy and reasons other than performance and politics, people will lose their jobs. Within the last five years, the process of applying and interviewing for positions has really changed and Elizabeth coaches people through that process. She is driven to working with women because of the paucity of women in upper management positions. She has observed that the general percentage of women in executive positions is less than 5 percent, and in technical fields, such as IT, it's probably less than 2 percent - so she provides information on how to climb that corporate ladder. Sometimes, it's behavior that prevents women from reaching those positions, as well as just not knowing how to get them. It's certainly not something that is taught in any academic courses women may have taken. She feels strongly that having a mentor is very important, and is something different from having a coach. In fact, it's a smart move for career development. Elizabeth also have a radio program on PlaidforWomen.com, called "Leadership Lessons from the Lioness." In her show, she answers questions that women have about leadership. At the end of the interview, during the "final three questions" that Blanche asks, Elizabeth shared some very personal events that have shaped her life, as well as some people who have influenced her and the way she has lived her life. It will give you insight as to why she is doing what she does and why she strives to help others. Elizabeth says, "If you have problems on the outside, look inside first." She's a v
42 minutes | Mar 27, 2014
BBC 022: Mande White Pearl – Social Media Maven Provides Magic Bullet Training and Coaching
Mande White Pearl is a Social Media Maven. Her Magic Bullet University trainings cover every aspect of social media marketing you can think of. Mande's business career started as a teenager, when she started running a dance studio. She learned several things from this experience. She didn't want to dance professionally, and she didn't really know what she was doing running a business. She did learn, however, that she liked business - and that has helped to shape the rest of her life. She studied business in college and graduate school. During this time, online marketing was exploding and she got involved in helping small businesses implement these strategies. She spent several years learning the ropes in the online marketing and social media marketing worlds, with no guidebooks at the time available to help her. After getting laid off from her last job, she decided to become an entrepreneur and help other small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate online and social media marketing strategies. She has honed her training into what she calls the Magic Bullet University. Mande also coaches women on how to grow their businesses and be successful. She finds that many business owners and entrepreneurs have problems when starting, especially in knowing how to price what they offer and understanding the value of what they offer. The purpose of business is to facilitate your preferred lifestyle and provide whatever financial rewards you choose while providing genuine value to someone in need." A business woman needs to focus on making money for her needs. Mande asks, "Do you want to have a charity or a business?" She teaches her mentees that they can make money and help others at the same time. If you can't pay your bills, you won't have a business. Based on that, women need to become very clear on how much money they need to make. Mande also shared that you should be doing only those things that are your genius. It's our responsibility to hire people to support us, to do those things that are not our genius. Great interview with lots of good business advice shared by Mande. To learn more about Mande White Pearl, visit: MandeWhitePearl.com. If you like this interview, leave us a comment below. You can also download and listen to this interview and others on iTunes and Stitcher.com.
37 minutes | Mar 26, 2014
BBC 021: Judy Hoberman – Profitability and Sales Coach Helps Women with “Selling in a Skirt”
Judy Hoberman has spent her life in sales, starting her career selling Girl Scout cookies. In this interview, she shares her story starting with her first job working for a roofing company in her 20's, and the reasons she got hired. Decades later, her career was doing insurance sales. Judy doesn't like to use the word "sales." She calls it having a conversation (a distinction I really love) - profitable and fun to do. At that time, there were few women in insurance sales and all was not profitable nor fun to do. She turned this around and over time, because quite successful in having conversations with people. One of the most important things which Judy believes we should do is build strong relationships. She also learned to become a resource to others and share the knowledge and experience which she had accrued over time. She continues to share with others to this day. We also had discussions about the differences between men and women both in doing sales and in being sold to. (conversations) Great information for anyone that is struggling in this area. She has several programs for women on profitability and is a profitability coach as well. She puts on events for women centered around the topic of profitability. To learn more about Judy Hoberman, visit: SellinginaSkirt.com. To learn about her events, visit: AllWomenMeanBusiness.com.
43 minutes | Mar 20, 2014
BBC 020: Shawn Shewchuk Helps You Change Your Mind and Change Your Results to Grow Your Business
This interview is with Shawn Shewchuk, who grew up with a family who had a scarcity mindset, in a very limiting environment. He rose from that to achieve all appearances of success. Having lacked the role modeling to make appropriate decisions in his life, within a short time, he went from wealthy, house, marriage and business - to broke, homeless, divorced and bankrupt. He was struggling to make a change and was able to find a job working for a wealthy man. This man gave the following critical advice to Shawn: If you live your life in the past, your past will become your future. Well, it took Shawn a year-and-a-half before he heeded this advice. and started taking action steps. Action is the key. Having taken these action steps and making some irrevocable decisions, within a year, he was making six figures. Many people make decisions but they don't stick with them and they justify things when they don't stick to the decision. For example, when dieting, we might say, oh, I can have a cheat night because I've been so good - when we know that will hinder the progress of the weight loss. Shawn feels you have to be relentless when you decide to do something. He believes we all have the ability to do this. You have to find what you're passionate about and be the best at what you're doing. When you reach a certain age that might be important to you, you don't want to have any regrets when you ask, where did my life go? What have I done in my life? Fear is the biggest challenge we face and what holds us back. You need to look at things differently and say, "I can." You need to have a destination and a purpose. And then, when you have a destination, just start. Take the first step - and then another step. He finds that most people stop before they start. There is a movie coming out, called Your Second 50, which explores how to identify your next step. There is a misconception that if you haven't hit success by age 30, it's over. In reality, success usually comes after you turn 50. Some good advice which Shawn shared is the smaller your niche, the larger your market. What is it you'd like to do, can you monetize it and if so, get going. He says, "A lifetime of experience is worth money." The roadmap to success is printed on the outside of the box. Kick through the box. As we've all heard, your network equals your net worth. Relationships are key but examine who you're having relationships with. Make sure they're successful, positive, "can do" kind of people
41 minutes | Mar 12, 2014
BBC 019: Dr. Madeline Lewis
Dr. Madeline Lewis is a career strategist, speaker and author of the book, Find Your Best Inside. Within her company, Executive Women's Success Institute, she helps women break the glass ceiling to the executive C-Suite positions. Dr. Lewis uses her expertise and varied background of positions in the military, civilian government and the corporate world to help women examine what they really want, determine if they have what it takes and then helps them stretch themselves and grow to get it. She works not just with women in the corporate world who are trying to move up to C-level positions, but also those women who are transitioning out of corporate to the world of being en entrepreneur or business owner. If you're in the corporate world, determine if you don't qualify for C-level positions, if you're getting passed over (and why), or if something else is going on. It helps to have a mentor or sponsor in your same company who can help you and have your back and let you know what's going on in the company so you can take precautions to position yourself differently, if need be. She helps her corporate clients get over the line and she helps them realize that they need to not let anyone knock them down and keep them from achieving their goals. When you're starting a business, you need to focus on one cause until you are successful at it. As a business owner, you also need to know a little bit about everything in your business, as well understand how things work. That's not to say that you will actually be doing everything yourself, but you need to understand your business and then you can decide if you will hire employees, virtual assistants or outsource some of the work. She helps women examine what they're doing right and wrong, including examining and knowing your strengths and weaknesses. If you're an introvert, you may have to push yourself to get out there and then push yourself and your business to grow it. As an entrepreneur or business owner, you need to learn how to market the business and how to market yourself. You also need to figure out if you're going to be the brand or if the product is the brand. Decide these things before you step out there. You need to have a plan in place. One quote which stood out to Dr. Lewis and to us, is from the movie, Eat, Pray, Love and is: "It's always going to be okay in the end and if it's not, it's not the end." You need to have faith that things are going to work out. You should also develop the belief
49 minutes | Mar 11, 2014
BBC 018: David Roppo – How to Achieve 100% Stress Free Living
David Roppo is a motivational speaker, a coach and an author. The topic he discusses in our show is 3 Key Steps to 100% Stress-Free Living. Here's the thing. David has every right to feel stressed because he's had an incredibly stressful life with three major life events that would make anyone else jump off the cliff. Rather than doing that, David instead decided to figure out what differentiates stress from other emotions, such as anxiety, flight or fight response, and adversity. He defines stress as emotional overload. You can either be consumed by it or you can strive for something better. Lucky for us, David chose to strive for something better. Within his company, Vision Quest Life Coaching, David helps others live a more fulfilling life, free from issues, such as stress. What David found is that adversity is meant to teach us lessons, often of a spiritual nature. The thing is, if you don't learn from those lessons, the adversity doesn't go away. In fact, it often gets bigger. We have the power to say "No," but it seems that people are usually afraid to say that word - even when something doesn't feel right - because they want to avoid conflict. You don't have to engage in that conflict though and have every right to say No when it's the best thing for you. One quote from David, which Linda and I both loved is, "No one can drive your emotional car, unless you give them the keys." When there the potential to engage in a conflict, all that is required is a calm and confident expression of your feelings, beliefs and boundaries. It's not a debate and should not escalate into a conflict - and you are in control of whether that happens or not. In fact, why would we put ourselves there? Stress is self-inflicted, if you think about it. David believes there are three causes and one driver of stress. If you eliminate the 3 causes and the driver, you will be 100% stress free. In addition, you shouldn't have to "manage" stress, as so many of us are taught to do. It's so much better to eliminate the cause of the stress instead. David also discusses how it's better to eliminate stress in the workplace environment. David share some great information that is appropriate for you in your personal life or in your business life to live stress-free . To learn more about David Roppo, visit: DavidRoppo.com. Let us know if you like this episode. Visit us on iTunes, Stitcher or leave a comment below. Thanks!
47 minutes | Mar 4, 2014
BBC 017: Lisa Hall – Business Success Coach
Lisa Hall is the CEO and Owner of Tight Ship and is a business success coach. One of her skills is helping those who are transitioning from the corporate world to the entrepreneuriall world. Her career background is very varied and has helped to shape her and the skills she helps others with. She excels at helping business owners set up systems to make their business run more efficiently and grow faster. She also works with start ups and those who are thinking about starting a business. Confirming one of the trends we've observed, her biggest client base is the encore entrepreneur - baby boomers who are starting new businesses. Many are nearing the end of their corporate careers and want to pursue a passion and make a career out of it. Others don't want to or can't totally retire but want to do something different. And another group wants to keep working so they can enjoy doing the things on their bucket list. If you're considering starting a new business, you will want to research the competition that's out there and see what they're doing. You want to make yourself different in some way to stand out from the crowd and have a special niche. You also want to set up business systems and use them. A business system could be a simple Client Relationship Management System (CRMS) to help keep track of your clients, leads, communications and activities with them. The most common problem Lisa finds is poor Time Management skills. She finds that other "problems" actually stem from not doing time management well. You should block out time for certain activities every week to keep up and not get overwhelmed. An interesting idea which Lisa presented (an idea from a mentor) was scheduling a Decision Hour or setting aside time to make those decisions that you've been avoiding making or giving yourself deadlines on making those decisions. An important thing to remember to do, most especially for those of us working from home, is to remember to step away from your business and have personal, relaxation, family, or home time. It's so easy to just work 24/7 because the business is "always there" and the computer is always near by. To learn more about Lisa Hall, visit: TightShip.us. Please leave a comment below and tell us what you liked about this episode. What types of business issues do you have in your home-based business?
47 minutes | Mar 4, 2014
BBC 016: Randy Gravitt – Finding Your Way, Discovering the Truth About You
Many of us, at one time or another (or most of the time), have felt lost, not knowing where we were supposed to be going in our life journey. Randy Gravitt has written a book, with co-author Dan Webster, called Finding Your Way: Discovering the Truth About You. The book is about a young college senior who comes home and tells his parents that he's not sure he's been in the right major for what he might want to do in his life. Just imagine his father's anger after spending so much money over four years. The young man then meets a stranger who talks him through a process to finding his way - to finding his life's passion. Randy believes that leadership begins at home. You should encourage your children at a young age to discovery their own uniqueness and not push them into your own unfulfilled dreams. Allow them to do what they love to do and be who they really are. Every person has their own gifts and talents and if we use them, we will live a more fulfilled life and we can contribute more to the welfare of others. He calls himself the CEO - Chief Encouragement Officer and tries to be that both at home and in the workplace. In the workplace, try to discover the talents of your team. Become an encourager throughout your day and help others to realize their true talents and passions and use them. He has a process for figuring out what you would like to do which he reviews in his book and in the interview. Think back to when you were younger. What skills and interests did you have? Look in - what really resonates inside of you. Look up - there is something larger than you that has determined who you are. Look out - project down the path to where you will live in your sweet spot. Sustainability comes from living into your passion. You need to 1. understand who you are; 2. define success and finally, 3, take action steps towards that success. Doing incremental steps/efforts every day will lead to exponential growth over time. To learn more about Randy Gravitt, visit: RandyGravitt.com. Please visit us on iTunes or Stitcher.com to listen to more episodes of our show. Leave us a rating if you like what you hear. Thanks!
32 minutes | Feb 20, 2014
BBC 015: Susan Tolles Helps You Flourish Over 50
Susan Tolles was an empty-nester mom, a baby boomer mom. Her children had left home and she was left alone for the first time in a very long while. What a rude awakening! She felt she needed to find her place, something she wanted to do for the rest of her life, where she wasn't a mom, wife, daughter, etc. She wanted something of her own. She tried getting a job, but what she found was that she didn't really want a job. She wanted to be her own boss - to be an entrepreneur. The problem was that she had never been an entrepreneur and didn't know what to do. She searched for resources and couldn't find anything that served her needs. So she decided to create her own resource because she knew she wasn't the only baby boomer or empty-nester that was looking for something new in their lives, something to do. She created her business, Flourish Over 50, which helps people grow, stretch and be open to new opportunities. She says that women need so to learn to ask for help and stop trying to do everything ourselves. Understand what's invovled, but get help and/or outsource things or partner with others. People need to stop being afraid of change. Prepare and plan for the rest of your lives. Examine what you do and what you don't want to do. I love what Susan said, "What do you want to be remembered for when you're eighty years old? You're in charge of your legacy from here on out." To learn more about Susan Tolles, visit: FlourishOver50.com.
35 minutes | Feb 19, 2014
BBC 014: Kathleen Gage is Making a Difference in the World
Kathleen Gage is the author of the book, Power Up For Profits, which is named after her business. One of the phrases she said that sticks in my mind is, "When you start giving, you start making." And I think this embodies who Kathleen Gage is. She is a giver of herself and her knowledge. She is a mentor and a business coach to women. Kathleen believes that her business is the vehicle that allows her to do good things and make a difference in the world. The revenue from her business allows her to do that. Kathleen is very involved in animal rescue and herself has many rescue animals of her own. She prefers to work with women who want to make a difference in the world - to do something good. She discusses the importance that building relationships has on the success of a business. Furthermore, Linda and Kathleen talk about how you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable if you want to grow your business and yourself, and in getting out of your comfort zone, you need to be willing to take risks. In Kathleen's programs and in her book, she focuses on several things for growing a business. Kathleen shows you how to gain visibility in front of your market. First, you have to become clear on who your market is and who you want to work with. She then shows you how to package your knowledge into money-making products and services and, most importantly, how to get that information out to the your market. And finally, she believes it's all about being true to who you are. To learn more about Kathleen Gage, visit: PowerUpForProfits.com. If you've enjoyed this episode of Behind the Business Card, please leave us a comment or a rating/review on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks!
51 minutes | Feb 15, 2014
BBC 013: Lisa Copeland – the #1 Dating Coach for Women Over 50
Lisa Copeland is the #1 Dating Coach for Women Over 50. And she has Four Magic Words that you need to know! Lisa reviews her, at times, disastrous experiences which she had when she re-entered the dating scene in her 40's. This led to much research and review of those experiences which created her winning formula for women who are dating after 50. She talks about how the psychology of men and women evolved over time (even going back to cave times) and what both men and women have been doing wrong and what could be done to make it better. She has developed four magic words which make all the difference in the world in the relationships between men and women - both at home and in the workplace. You'll want to hear what those words are - because they will have men falling over themselves to do what you want. Amazing! She also gives some great tips for starting and staying in business. To learn more about Lisa Copeland, visit: FindaQualityMan.com. If you like this show, please leave us a comment. And look for us on iTunes.
50 minutes | Feb 13, 2014
BBC 012: Robert Cossick on Helping Your Marriage Survive and Avoiding Divorce
Robert Cossick has made it his mission to mentor and coach men and couples, to help them save their marriages. He believes that there are very often small issues that become larger problems when they're not addressed in a timely manner. Communication between the spouses is an important part of that communication and finding out where each spouse is coming from and how they interpret things that are said or done. He hopes to help others realize that they should never give up on the marriage, to honor the marriage vow. A couple is often emotionally attached to a situation and sees things through filters. Robert, as an objective outsider, does not have those filters and can see things are they are. Robert teaches marriages courses at his church. He has written a book called, For the Honor of the Vow, and in this book, he explores real life situations he has been involved with in his ministry. He focuses on helping the husband understand the different situations that may come up and how he can interpret and handle them. His book is about what people should know before it gets really bad in a marriage. And it's about getting a commitment to honor the wedding vow. He has written a follow-up book called For the Honor of the Vow Field Guide, which talks about some of the major, most important issues which might come up in a marriage, once the commitment is made and he provides what can be done about those problems. Robert's third book, Bound for Godliness, examines how he, himself, has been mentored and helped by many other men. He would like those men who have had that kind of investment made in their lives to turn around and, in turn, reinvest in someone else's life. They should help others who are struggling. At the end, Robert talks about some things that would have helped him out when he was publishing his first book that he suggests might help others who are going to write and publish a book. Bottom line, there was some very interesting and very helpful information shared by Robert Cossick. To learn more about Robert Cossick, visit: HonortheVow.com. Please visit our podcast at iTunes, Behind the Business Card, and leave us a review and a rating if you liked this show.
48 minutes | Feb 6, 2014
BBC 011: Michael Linardi Shares Tips for Transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneur World
Michael Linardi is a business, executive and veterinary coach who works with people who are in transition. They may be transitioning from the corporate world to becoming an entrepreneur. They may be starting a new business and don't know where to start. Michael provides many great tips for how to start a business. You want to find clarity in what it is you want to do. You should decide on a business model and he suggests talking to successful business people in your field and in others to learn what will help make a business work. Take aways from this interview include Power Blocks, hiding from your tasks, changing your money mindset and having a WOW Factor. Learn what the Hampton Inn did that was a WOW Factor. Michael has some great strategies for doing follow up with clients - an area which is sorely neglected by many. As an encore entrepreneur, Michael can relate to the many baby boomers who come to him for advice on starting a business. To learn more about Michael Linardi, visit: MichaelLinardi.com.
41 minutes | Feb 4, 2014
BBC 010: Mal Duane – Reclaim Your Life and Live With Passion
Mal Duane is a lady of many accomplishments, which include building a million dollar real estate business. Her early days, however, were not so bright as she was an alcoholic. She drank for twenty-five years, starting in high school, where she was the victim of bullying. It was not until she bottomed out, contemplating suicide, that she eventually experienced an awakening. This eventually led to Mal working with women to help them realize that they have the power within them of making choices. She believes that women need to educate themselves and live their life with intention. They must feel they deserve a good life and take action steps to accomplish that. She has a five-step process, using the acronym FAITH, which helps women move from pain to power. And she believes that gratitude is a remedy for the sense of scarcity. We often forget to be thankful for the things that we do have in our lives. Mal is the author of Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving From Pain to Power. This inspirational interview will touch your heart. To learn more about Mal Duane, visit: AlphaChick.com. If you've enjoyed this interview, please leave us a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher.
56 minutes | Feb 3, 2014
BBC 009: Dr. Joe Serio – Overcoming Fear and Living the Dream
Dr. Joe Serio is an interesting person - having been involved with Russian organized crime - yes, the Russian Mafia, as well as living in Russia during the Cold War. In this interview, he explores how fear has shaped his life, leading to having those experiences, among many others. He has studied the effects of fear on crime, leadership, organizational behavior and other aspects of life and job. He has three questions which he examines: Who am I? What do I want? How am I going to get it? His recently published book, Overcoming Fear: 50 Lessons on Being Bold and Living the Dream, examines understanding your own fear and how it impacts your decisions and behaviors. We very often make a decision out of fear - and indeed, fear is how Joe got into studying Russia and its language, which led to many incredible life experiences which he now draws from to help others. To learn more about Dr. Joe Serio, visit: JoeSerio.com. If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast, please visit us on iTunes and leave us a rating and a review. Thanks!
40 minutes | Jan 24, 2014
BBC 008: Kate McKay – Multi-million Dollar Business Founder, Transformational Coach and Fitness Competitor
Kate McKay is truly an amazing woman! She is an encore entrepreneur and at the age of 50, a Miss Bikini America competitor, placing 2nd in 2013. Having founded what became a multi-million dollar business in the gold industry, Kate went through personal traumas that made her examine how she was living her life. She shares her journey with us in this interview. Kate discusses issues with health and weight loss, saying that "self respect begins at the lips." At the age of 40, she decided to reinvent herself and, as stated, is currently and actively a fitness competitor. She is also a transformational coach, bringing her business experiences and personal philosphy into what she teaches. She wants people to become change agents and become fit from within. She says, "If you know, if you have the belief that there's something more for you here, who are you ont to live that?" In this interview, you'll learn about Sippy Cup people and Big Gulp people, as well as "Joy Bubbles." Kate McKay lives big and wants to help others who want to - to live big. She believes in "living in action." You'll definitely enjoy this inspirational interview with Kate McKay, a transformational coach, business woman, speaker, author and Miss Bikini America winner. To learn more about Kate McKay, visit: Kate-McKay.com. If you're enjoyed this interview, please leave us a comment below or leave us a review and rating on iTunes or Stitcher. We'd love to hear from you!
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