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53 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 198: Will Critical Thinking Make You A Better Entrepreneur?
Becki Saltzman, Chief Curiosity Seeker and founder of Applied Curiosity Lab, is on a quest to create as many good thinkers as possible. She is an expert at helping leaders tap into the art and science of curiosity and critical thinking – to capture hidden insights, spot decision traps, and avoid being blindsided by cognitive biases & unexamined assumptions. If you’re curious about how to make wiser decisions in business and life, then this episode will have you leaning in and taking lots of notes. Becky brings her witty and no-nonsense approach to the show and demonstrates how critical thinking can make better decision-makers of us all. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: How to use critical thinking to bust assumptions and make wiser decisions. (4:47) How this one little-known technique (asking for disconfirming evidence) can save you from making a dangerous decision. (10:50) Why it’s important to know the downside of what you’re selling. (13:18) Learn how to capture insights that most will miss. (18:10) Why measuring outcomes is NOT the best way to evaluate success. (20:30) Why you don’t have to become a specialist to be a good thinker. (24:07) How good coaching can help you interrogate your ideas and make them even better. (28:51) How disconfirming evidence can play an important role in coaching. (35:24) “ONCE YOU KNOW HOW TO THINK, WHAT TO THINK BECOMES AGNOSTIC.” – BECKI SALTZMAN MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: FREE High Stakes Decision Making Readiness Assessment Preview Becki’s courses on the LinkedIn Learning Platform Check out Becki’s weekly show: Good Thinking LIVE Applied Curiosity Lab Connect with Becki on LinkedIn ABOUT BECKI SALTZMAN: As Chief Curiosity Seeker and founder of Applied Curiosity Lab, Becki Saltzman conducts engaging online and in-person training workshops to help leaders and their teams cultivate a culture of curiosity, inspire ideation, tackle cognitive biases, and upgrade critical thinking for improved judgment and decision-making. Becki holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral science and has spent the last two decades studying the science and art of Applied Curiosity and critical thinking. She is an international best selling course creator on the LinkedIn Learning platform as well as the author of Living Curiously: How to Use Curiosity to Be Remarkable and Do Good Stuff, and Arousing the Buy Curious: Real Estate Pillow Talk for Patrons and Professionals. When she’s not traveling to conduct training and workshops, Becki lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband. Becki loves her two glorious sons, exciting travel adventures, speaking to inspired audiences, dancing on crowded dance floors, and sipping brown drinks. “It is very easy to use the outcome as the single measure of the efficacy of your decision process, but between every decision and outcome is a huge amount of luck.” – BECKI SALTZMAN The post Episode 198: Will Critical Thinking Make You A Better Entrepreneur? first appeared on Michael Knouse.
72 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 197: From Broken To Breakthrough
Coaching is a unique kind of business and this episode explores how Ben Easter grew his coaching business very quickly by keeping things simple and focusing on fine-tuning his enrollment and sales process. Ben brings an infectious energy to this thing we call “coaching” and I’m so excited to feature his unique story and style. You’ll hear how he went from broken to breakthrough and how he helps badass entrepreneurs shift into the most authentic expressions of themselves. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The difference between a Business Coach and a Business Mindset Coach (1:35) How to recognize misalignment in your business or life and what to do about it (6:51) How golf lessons, Deepak Chopra, and a head injury led Ben to coaching (10:52) Why taking tiny steps is the key to achieving any big goal (20:02) Ben shares his BIG shift about how to “sell” coaching (27:52) The audacity to do work that feels like play! (35:02) How Ben realized 4X ROI in 3 months (44:09) An increase in client conversion rate from 20% to 80% (53:00) Priceless… Ben receives a $5,500 payment WHILE discussing enrollment best practices (1:01:54) “THERE’S NO MAGIC INGREDIENT THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THINGS WORK. YOU JUST NEED TO BE DEDICATED TO MAKING INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS.” – BEN EASTER MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Ben’s website Connect with Ben on Instagram Tim Ferriss podcast with Derek Sivers ABOUT BEN EASTER: Ben Easter is a Business Mindset Coach that helps emerging entrepreneurs overcome their mental gremlins and build better businesses. After a decade of deliberate study and practice in the fields of personal development, social dynamics, cognitive neuroscience, and the art of learning (not to mention a lot of painful trial and error), Ben came to realize that he had transformed. And now Ben loves helping other people transform too. Ben brings a fresh perspective and a playful approach to his work and in this episode you’re going to hear his unique journey to coaching and how he’s growing his coaching business, serving his clients deeply, and establishing himself as a coach that blends a unique combination of strategic planning, practical examination, and focused, playful curiosity. “IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL, THERE’S NO BETTER WAY THAN HAVING SOMEONE THERE TO SUPPORT YOU. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT.” – BEN EASTER The post Episode 197: From Broken To Breakthrough first appeared on Michael Knouse.
67 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 196: When Your Community Becomes Your Strongest Asset
Entrepreneurship is alive and well and Michael Riscica is here to prove it! Michael completely bootstrapped his business from scratch, starting it as a side-hustle while working full time as a licensed architect. Today Michael has the fastest growing coaching community for young architects. In this episode, you’ll learn the 4 main elements of Michael’s thriving business, the importance of community, and offering value before asking for money. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: Building a strong community through speaking and webinars 8:34 Getting scrappy and making money in the early days of entrepreneurship 14:01 The value of building your business around one core offer 20:15 Using a podcast to strengthen your community 29:15 Why Michael is adding business coaching to his model 34:29 How adding team members lifted Young Architect to the next level 36:57 Bouncing back from COVID-19 and pivoting to a virtual conference 41:15 The true ROI of hiring a coach… even when it feels like you can’t afford one 47:18 The value of hiring a coach that’s already accomplished what you want to accomplish 50:37 “I DON’T REALLY ACKNOWLEDGE MY COMPETITORS AS MY COMPETITORS BECAUSE WE HAVE A SHARED VISION AND A SHARED GOAL.” – MICHAEL RISCICA MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Young Architect Young Architect Podcast ARE Boot Camp World Domination Summit Michael’s public speaking coach ABOUT MICHAEL RISCICA: Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect, keynote speaker, internationally-recognized blogger, and creator of Young Architect.com, a platform that helps Future Architects succeed in school, work, and exams. Michael completely bootstrapped his business from scratch, starting it as a side-hustle while working for the City of Portland. Over time, Michael continued to invest in the growth of his business and grew it to where it is today – the premier mentorship, learning, and coaching community serving the next generation of architects. “BE WILLING TO BE STRETCHED AND PUSHED OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE. BE WILLING TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE AND WORK THROUGH IT AND BE OPEN TO THE POSSIBILITIES.” – MICHAEL RISCICA The post Episode 196: When Your Community Becomes Your Strongest Asset first appeared on Michael Knouse.
45 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 195: How a key pivot supercharged the impact, opportunity, and growth for this mission-driven entrepreneur
Patrick Galvin is the master of building strong relationships and cultivating trust, or as I like to call it, building social capital. Patrick is the co-founder of The Galvanizing Group which he founded with his wife in 2002. Since that time, he’s transitioned his business from a speaking company to a learning company. In this episode, you’ll learn how Patrick navigated a substantial pivot that’s given him the ability to deliver more impact while creating more opportunity for growth. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The reality of public speaking in today’s environment Using coaching to deepen the impact of your work How group cohort coaching can complement existing services How to strategically use social media without overwhelm Why our business is surviving (and thriving) during a pandemic The role of coaching in designing a better business Overcoming the fear of investing in a coach “IF I DELIVER A GOOD PRODUCT AND A GOOD EXPERIENCE, WHERE WE CAN DELIVER THE MOST VALUE WILL FIGURE ITSELF OUT.” – PATRICK GALVIN MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Connector’s Way Book The Connector’s Way Website Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn ABOUT PATRICK GALVIN: Since 2002, Patrick and The Galvanizing Group have operated on the philosophy that great relationships are the key to personal and professional success. Applying the principles of his best-selling book The Connector’s Way, Patrick offers high-performance companies and teams coaching, training, and online learning programs that deliver a systematic and measurable approach to business relationship building. Chief Galvanizer and co-founder Patrick Galvin is an accomplished presenter, TEDx speaker, and the author and creator of The Connector’s Way. He and co-founder Ellen Galvin have over 40 years of combined business management experience that they bring to programs whose clients include diverse companies from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies selling products and services B2B and B2C. “IF I WAS IN MY MODE OF BEING A SPEAKER ONLY… MY GOOSE WOULD BE COOKED RIGHT NOW!” – PATRICK GALVIN The post Episode 195: How a key pivot supercharged the impact, opportunity, and growth for this mission-driven entrepreneur first appeared on Michael Knouse.
51 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 194: How To Turn Adversity Into Opportunity with Rena Meloy and Ryan Kenny
Rena Meloy and Ryan Kenny are the co-founders of Pause Meditation. They are profoundly inspired to help others make space each day to pause. In this episode, we dive into what inspires them, how their business has changed over the past few months, and what it’s been like to navigate changes in their business during a global pandemic. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: Perfect timing (4:00) The power of having a mindfulness practice (8:05) How to navigate anxiety and uncertainty (10:34) The power of community and connection (14:35) How to identify areas of opportunity (18:12) Getting out of hustle mode (25:55) 4x revenue increase from coaching (28:00) Investing in a coach (and why it matters) (33:19) “MINDFULNESS SEEMS REALLY SIMPLE, BUT IT’S ACTUALLY ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO LEARN AND GET THE MOMENTUM GOING.” – RYAN KENNY MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Learn more about Pause Meditation Try a virtual meditation class at Pause Reach Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org Reach Rena at email@example.com Connect on Instagram Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn ABOUT RENA MELOY & RYAN KENNY: Ryan and Rena serendipitously met in Nicaragua in 2013, where their lives were swept up in joy, disbelief, and the most vibrant love they had ever felt. Sure, the warm beaches, brilliant blue water, and endless sunshine played a role….but beneath all of the laughter and waves was their shared passion for meditation. They had both been practicing meditation for years, and their compasses were set for a lifelong exploration of living with presence and intention. Little did they know this path would guide them to each other and align them in a vocation of teaching meditation within their own community and with communities across the world. As business and life partners, Ryan and Rena are continually humbled by the impact meditation has on their lives and the lives of everyone it touches. This is an extremely challenging time, and also a hopeful one. Ryan and Rena find great promise in this new wave of mindful exploration, and they are deeply honored to be part of it. “THE STATUS QUO HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED AND WE’RE ALL IN THIS UNTETHERED SPACE AND WE GET TO SHAPE IT MOVING FORWARD.” – RENA MELOY The post Episode 194: How To Turn Adversity Into Opportunity with Rena Meloy and Ryan Kenny first appeared on Michael Knouse.
46 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 193: Doubled Revenue During a Pandemic, with Ken Marshall
Ken Marshall is the CEO and Chief Strategist at Doorbell Digital Marketing. He and his team help B2B SaaS and Professional Service brands scale-up their inbound lead generation and so much more. He’s also a husband, lover of creative side hustles, and a big fan of the outdoors. Ken is here for a few reasons. He is a brilliant entrepreneur and one of the most positive people I know. He also happens to have just completed six months of coaching with me. We discuss what Ken has implemented in his business that others can learn from. What exactly has he done in the past six months? Well, that’s something you’re about to find out. Highlights of This Episode: Finding love (3:41) Learning how to channel perfectionism (6:05) How to know if you’re doing your job right (7:03) The role a coach/mentor will play in your entrepreneur journey (9:15) How to operate as a visionary within your company (15:42) Growing a team and why delegating matters (17:32) Knowing how to pick your clients (19:32) How to know if 1v1 coaching is for you (24:11) “Take time to decide what you want, what’s wrong, and where you want to end up.” – Ken Marshall MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Book a time with Ken to map out your lead generation strategy Learn more about Doorbell Digital Marketing Follow on Facebook Connect with Ken on LinkedIn ABOUT KEN MARSHALL: Ken is the CEO and Chief Strategist at Doorbell Digital Marketing where he and his team help B2B SaaS and Professional Service brands scale their inbound lead generation. Before starting Doorbell, Ken worked at a few different agencies and learned a lot along the way. Although having his own company was always the dream, Ken is thankful for the knowledge and skills he learned along the way. Outside of Doorbell, you can find Ken hiking, grilling up some carne asada tacos, making sushi with his wife, drinking coffee, or a good beer, reading a great book, chillin’ on the beach, and spending time with family and his mates. “I feel a clarity around my marching orders to an endgame that is satisfying for me.” – Ken Marshall The post Episode 193: Doubled Revenue During a Pandemic, with Ken Marshall first appeared on Michael Knouse.
58 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 192: How To Enjoy Sales, Even If You Think You Hate Selling, with Liston Witherill
“One of the ways you can build trust and credibility in the sales process is to show empathy.” In this episode, Liston Witherill and I are discussing one of the least understood and maybe most important qualities for having a thriving service business. We’re going to discuss scaling beyond referrals and why selling should be an ethical and a win-win situation for all parties, 100% of the time. How can you serve, not sell, and grow your business into a thriving and profitable venture? In this episode you’ll find out how. Highlights of This Episode: Why conversations and relationships are the keys to growing a thriving service business (6:20)Most people don’t set out to become a master salesperson (10:08)Two scenarios that show why being comfortable with sales is important (15:12)Why do people choose to buy from you? (22:00)Why empathy is the key to selling (25:47)Why you need confidence around your selling process (30:00)Liston breaks down his proven sales process (34:54)Do you want to make a change? Here’s your first step (40:38) “There are a lot of misconceptions about what sales should be and what you need to do, and how to think about it.” – Liston Witherill Insights from Liston: What’s a must-read for impact entrepreneurs? Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely What’s the single-most important trait for entrepreneurs? You must be dedicated to constantly learning and evolving. What are you better at than anyone else? Making hip-hop beats. I’m better than any other sales trainer at that. What idea or belief do very few people agree with you about? That sales is an act of compassion and empathy. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received? There’s a book by Steven Pressfield called Nobody Wants To Read Your Shit, and the essential advice is that it’s not about you, it’s about the people you’re serving; make it interesting and compelling for them, and that is the place you need to start in all business. Do you have any ‘asks’ or requests of the audience? If you get something out of Michael’s podcast, out of this episode, tell someone else about it, because Michael is putting a lot of time into this; he’s really trying to bring great guests to you, so if you’re getting something out of this podcast, tell someone about it! Mentioned in This Episode: Free resources to help you growApply for a Conversation about Sales Consulting BootcampCheck out Liston’s websiteListen to Liston’s podcastConnect with Liston on LinkedInFollow Liston on Twitter About Liston Witherill: Liston Witherill is an author, speaker, and advisor to agencies and consulting firms ready to move beyond the referral. Liston’s work is based on cutting edge psychology, behavioral economics, and his own sales experience. His mantra is “Serve, Don’t Sell,” and he believes selling should be an ethical, win-win arrangement 100% of the time. Prior to creating his training business, Liston was the owner of a boutique marketing firm, and ran business development and marketing for a $12M consulting firm. He podcasts 3x a week, and runs 3 times a week, and lives with his beautiful wife, cat, and dog in Portland, OR. “Really having a mindset where you’re focused on other people is going to change every aspect of your life, not just the way you sell.” – Liston Witherill The post Episode 192: How To Enjoy Sales, Even If You Think You Hate Selling, with Liston Witherill first appeared on Michael Knouse.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 191: Finding the Joy In Your Journey with Mikki Trowbridge
“When you build something you love being a part of, then you find other people love being a part of it too.” What if you could combine your passions and share them with others in a way that puts a smile on their face every day? My guest for this episode is Mikki Trowbridge, the founder of Yoga + Beer and Cofounder of Beer Yogis, and we’re jamming on how she grew a business by marrying two of her favorite passions: beer and yoga. Highlights of This Episode: Creating a unique, and interconnected impact (3:46)Why it’s important to be open to new opportunities (5:50)How to overcome self-doubt (12:30)Finding support along the way (18:29)The genesis of Yoga + Beer (26:45)How to grow a sprouting business (38:06)The hard decision of letting go (47:06)How to get unstuck (49:21) “I never, in a million years, would have thought that my most successful venture would be something that sort of just…happened. It’s constantly a good reminder to plant the seeds and do the work, but to also give space to let things happen, because that’s so often, I think, where the magic is.” Insights from Mikki: What’s a must-read for impact entrepreneurs? Anything by Malcolm Gladwell What’s the single-most important trait for entrepreneurs? The ability to trust their intuition. What are you better at than anyone else? Showing up when things get really tough. What idea or belief do very few people agree with you about? The best thing you can do for yourself is nothing at all. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received? “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou Do you have any ‘asks’ or requests of the audience? Do something for yourself that makes you feel good! Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Yoga + Beer in the Northwest and across the country.Learn more about Mikki and her yoga. Check out Balance & Brews. Connect with Mikki on Instagram or Facebook. About Mikki Trowbridge: A little bit about Mikki: Wife, daughter, sister. Christian. Type A to the core (working on letting go sometimes). Oregon-lover. Mezzo soprano. Piano player. Proud owner of Shanti the Shiba. Backyard chicken mama. Book hoarder. Craft beer admirer. Arm balance addict. Snowboarder. Stand-Up Paddle Boarder. Hiker. All-around lover of life. And her “job” – she gets to teach yoga. Mikki has been teaching yoga since 2010 and leads studio classes at Indigo Wellness Center in Salem, Oregon and teaches private classes at Oregon State Hospital and at a variety of local businesses and organizations. In addition, she is the founder of Yoga + Beer and hosts regular events at local breweries around the Pacific Northwest. Mikki also offers Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga classes in Pacific City on the coast. Mikki is also the Co-Founder of The Beer Yogis, a community united by yoga and beer. “When you trust yourself, trust the work, trust the process and what you put into it, there’s a peace that comes with that.” – Mikki Trowbridge The post Episode 191: Finding the Joy In Your Journey with Mikki Trowbridge first appeared on Michael Knouse.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 190: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business with Farnoosh Brock
“If you’re not feeling great, you cannot be creative, innovative, and inspired in your own businesses.” You started your business because you are passionate about your work, but then you realize you also have to sell stuff in order to be profitable. So what do you do when you hate the idea of selling? I’m talking with Farnoosh Brock, author of The Serving Mindset, about how to stop selling in order to grow your business. It sounds counterintuitive, but Farnoosh brings an effective and proven strategy to growing her business and the businesses of her clients. As you serve and effectively communicate your value, you will naturally establish trust, connect with new clients, and grow your business. Highlights of This Episode: The unexpected journey to entrepreneurship (9:23)Overcoming hurdles and getting started (11:26)Stop selling and grow your business (19:11)Why selling is selfish (30:49)Buying into the lie of selling (35:10)Knowing your value and pricing right (40:04)Transforming your mindset (46:04)Advice for the weary entrepreneur (51:08) “You can’t fake genuine.” – Farnoosh Brock Insights from Farnoosh: What’s a must-read for impact entrepreneurs? Any Steven Pressfield book What’s the single-most important trait for entrepreneurs? Adaptability What are you better at than anyone else? Having crucial, awkward conversations. What idea or belief do very few people agree with you about? That you should stop selling to grow your business. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received? You want to be stubborn about your goals, dreams and ambitions, but flexible or adaptable about your methods for reaching them. Do you have any ‘asks’ or requests of the audience? Go out in the world and do your part by serving and growing your business. Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Farnoosh herePurchase The Serving MindsetListen to Episode 52 with Farnoosh on How to Quit a Six-Figure Cushy Job and Start Your Own BusinessConnect with Farnoosh on LinkedIn About Farnoosh Brock: Farnoosh Brock went from an electrical engineer and a project manager at a Fortune 100 company to business coach, entrepreneur, and speaker in 2011 when she started her company, Prolific Living Inc. Today, she helps business owners, professionals, and leaders to choose their mindset, then to transform their world one powerful conversation at a time. She’s also the author of The Healthy Juicer’s Bible (2013) and The Healthy Smoothie Bible (2014), as well as The Serving Mindset (2018). Find out more here. “If it is just selling, it’s very self-serving.” – Farnoosh Brock The post Episode 190: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business with Farnoosh Brock first appeared on Michael Knouse.
67 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 189: Cultivating Community by Empowering Others with Tara McMullin
“Entrepreneurs get into business because they are problem solvers.” How many of us wish we had a community of entrepreneurs to grow with and learn from? In this episode I’m talking with Tara McMullin, CEO of CoCommercial. Tara is a community-based business advocate and is on a mission to turn today’s small business owners into tomorrow’s economic powerhouses. She’ll share her recent experience of retiring a business model that made over $1M in order to shift to a community-based business model. Highlights of This Episode: Becoming an advocate for small business owners (2:40) Pivot! Pivot! Pivot! (11:18) Thriving in community (21:49) Creating a culture of self-empowerment (28:00) Enamored with authority (34:32) Shifting to a community-based business model (41:14) The personal benefits of building a community model (48:26) Bouncing back from being out of whack (52:45) “It was either throw in the towel or go all-in with this idea!” – Tara McMullin Insights from Tara: What’s a must-read for impact entrepreneurs? The Art of Community What’s the single-most important trait for entrepreneurs? Resilience What are you better at than anyone else? Trend spotting What idea or belief do very few people agree with you about? When it comes to our businesses, we cede our power to other people way too often. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received? Talk to real people. Do you have any ‘asks’ or requests of the audience? DM me on Instagram. Seriously! Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about CoCommercial Listen to the What Works Podcast Check out Tara’s article Dismantling Systems of Oppression in Business: 5 Commitments For Working Together DM Tara on Instagram About Tara McMullin: Tara McMullin is on a mission to turn today’s small business owners into tomorrow’s economic powerhouses. She’s the founder of CoCommercial, a platform for helping small business owners work together to overcome daily challenges, solve big problems, and achieve even bigger goals. She’s also the host of What Works, a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of successful small businesses and shows you what’s working in marketing, operations, time management, product development, and more. Entrepreneur named it one of 24 top women-hosted podcasts for business owners. “Yes, it was messy and very weird and was very stressful, and also, I was so happy to be doing it. I felt so aligned and in touch with what we were doing on a day-to-day basis that I didn’t care how messy it was.” – Tara McMullin The post Episode 189: Cultivating Community by Empowering Others with Tara McMullin first appeared on Michael Knouse.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 188: The Thought Leader Dilemma with Jason Van Orden
“You didn’t do anything wrong just because you end up feeling stuck!” Do you want to be a thought leader? I’m talking with Jason Van Orden to get his ninja level expertise on the subject of thought leadership. He’ll also share what to do when you outgrow your business model, how to get beyond the hustle, and the difference between business leader activities and thought leader activities. Highlights of This Episode: What is a thought leader entrepreneur? (3:00) Stuck? How did you get there? (6:10) Drifting away from authenticity (12:11) The thought leader dilemma (14:22) Barriers to becoming a thought leader (23:09) The niche of you (26:48) Getting into the thought leader mindset (36:18) 3 steps to gain a new perspective (40:14) “The value that [thought leaders] want to create and the unmet need that they want to fulfill…is driven by something inside of them and is likely also driven by who they are…and their experiences.” – Jason Van Orden Insights from Jason: What’s a must-read for impact entrepreneurs? Louder Than Words by Todd Henry What’s the single-most important trait for entrepreneurs? Empathy What are you better at than anyone else? Seeing the big picture, developing strategies and organizing the necessary frameworks. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received? Discover your unique ability and un-layer it and infuse it throughout your business and all the work that you do. Do you have any ‘asks’ or requests of the audience? If any of this resonated with you or ruffled your feathers, I would love to hear from you! Mentioned in This Episode: JasonVanOrden.com Connect directly with Jason via email Follow Jason on Facebook Connect with Jason on LinkedIn About Jason Van Orden: Jason helps thought leaders to reach a larger audience with their ideas, create new income streams from their expertise, and build business models that align with their values and goals. As a consultant, trainer, and strategist, he draws from more than fourteen years of researching top Internet influencers and experimenting with his own personal experience. His experience includes creating multiple successful brands, launching over 60 online courses, teaching more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, generating 6 million dollars in online course sales, and 8 million downloads of his podcast. His mission is to help visionaries with impactful ideas to connect with the people they serve best and the problems they can most uniquely solve. “Your unique genius is your greatest opportunity to impact the world and create value for the world and have fulfillment for yourself.” – Jason Van Orden The post Episode 188: The Thought Leader Dilemma with Jason Van Orden first appeared on Michael Knouse.
59 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 187: How To Make A Great Living While Making A Difference with Douglas Bertram
“How do I scale what I know and not just what I do?” Today’s guest is Douglas Bertram, CEO and owner of Structural Elements®, an orthopedic wellness clinic that provides the highest standard of care using his proprietary treatment approach. He has been practicing orthopedic wellness for over 20 years and has scaled his clinical success and proprietary framework into […] The post Episode 187: How To Make A Great Living While Making A Difference with Douglas Bertram first appeared on Michael Knouse.
63 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 186: The Role of Healthy Relationships for Entrepreneurs with Kyle Benson
“There are two problems within every problem. There’s the actual problem, and there’s how you deal with the problem. Unhappy couples and happy couples have these same problems; the difference between those relationships is how they deal with the problem.” Today I’m talking with Kyle Benson, an expert at applying research methods to repair relationships, heal wounds, and strengthen bonds […] The post Episode 186: The Role of Healthy Relationships for Entrepreneurs with Kyle Benson first appeared on Michael Knouse.
55 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 185: How To Make Your Business Stand Out with Matthew Kimberley
“It’s been said to death, but it couldn’t be more true. The combination of the group of people you serve and the result you give to them has got to be crystal clear and very, very specific.” Meet Matthew Kimberley… the Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon. He helps entrepreneurs all over the world to sell with more sophistication and he’s an expert […] The post Episode 185: How To Make Your Business Stand Out with Matthew Kimberley first appeared on Michael Knouse.
51 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 184: Learn How To Fall in Love with Your Business Again with Pia Silva
“As you increase the profitability of your services, you free up your time and you free up your life.” What if you could work fewer hours while making more money? Pia Silva will describe how to do just that! Pia is a partner and brand strategist at Badass Your Brand and Worst of All Design. She is also a Forbes Contributor and author. Pia […] The post Episode 184: Learn How To Fall in Love with Your Business Again with Pia Silva first appeared on Michael Knouse.
68 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 183: How Greater Self-Awareness Produced 5X Growth and More Time Off with Erin Koss
“I think being a married, working mom raising children, what I didn’t realize was that as good as I was at what I did and getting lots of things done, what I was lacking and didn’t know I was lacking for many years was connecting and being really present.” Erin Koss is the CEO and Founder of Syte Consulting Group, […] The post Episode 183: How Greater Self-Awareness Produced 5X Growth and More Time Off with Erin Koss first appeared on Michael Knouse.
57 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 182: Becoming An Impactful Influencer with Michael Roderick
“Thoughtful givers are very smart about thinking through what is going to be useful, and giving based on the information as opposed to just giving for the sake of giving.” Michael Roderick is an expert connector with a passion for helping thoughtful givers become thought leaders. His practical advice on connection, collaboration, and investing in relationships will help you learn […] The post Episode 182: Becoming An Impactful Influencer with Michael Roderick first appeared on Michael Knouse.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 181: How To Become a Superconnector, With Scott Gerber
“Anybody can be a connector. It is a mindset and a framework for life, not a series of undefinable traits.” Networking is a word that many of us hate; it brings to mind slimy interactions that don’t feel genuine, and looking at people as a means to an end. Scott Gerber is passionate about overhauling our ideas ABOUT networking, and […] The post Episode 181: How To Become a Superconnector, With Scott Gerber first appeared on Michael Knouse.
42 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 180: Do You Lead By Serving? With Ken Blanchard
“[With servant leadership] You philosophically turn the pyramid upside down and you work for your people. Your job is to help them win.” Ken Blanchard is the authority on leadership and management in the workplace, and we’re diving into what servant leadership looks like, from both a managerial and entrepreneurial perspective. Ken breaks down what leadership is and isn’t, how […] The post Episode 180: Do You Lead By Serving? With Ken Blanchard first appeared on Michael Knouse.
64 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 179: How To Go From Side-Hustle To Thriving Business Without Losing Your Sanity With Jacqueline Fisch
“I need to think like a business owner!” How many of us have felt this way? Today I’m talking with Jacqueline Fisch, a copywriter, editor, and author from Chicago. We’re diving into Jacqueline’s journey from being laid off three times, to making a name for herself as a successful entrepreneur and freelancer. Jacqueline will be talking about how to set boundaries […] The post Episode 179: How To Go From Side-Hustle To Thriving Business Without Losing Your Sanity With Jacqueline Fisch first appeared on Michael Knouse.
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