110: Shannon Hansen | From Losing Your House to 8-Figure Business

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rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redShannon Hansen closed the store on his construction company with hopes of finding a way to work from home. That six-year journey saw him lose his house, max out his credit cards, and struggle with various businesses.

Today, we hear about that journey and the chance online meeting that everything changed everything.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • What Made Shannon Quit Construction?
  • What Shannon Learned from Losing His Home
  • How a Chance Meeting in an Online Forum Changed Shannon’s Life
  • How Being an Introvert Held Shannon Back in the Beginning
  • Shannon’s Advice for Forming a Business Partnership
  • The Role Gratitude Plays in Shannon’s Daily Habits
  • Who Shannon Thanks for His Success

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

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109: Matthew Turner | How to Connect with 163 of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Using a Book

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rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redMatthew Turner has written a book in which he spent two years interviewing over 150 top entrepreneurs to find out about their business mistake or failure. He also focuses on how the lessons they learned from that event eventually helped them in their business endeavors.

Over the course of scheduling those 150+ interviews, Matthew learned a few things about how to contact and follow-up with people in an efficient and effective way and we’re be focusing on that today.

Note: This interview was recorded prior to Matthew finishing his book, The Successful Mistake, and you can find it on Amazon using the links in this post.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Matthew Got the Idea for The Successful Mistake
  • How Matthew Chose Who He Interviewed
  • The Mistakes Matthew Made When Trying to Get His First Few Interviews
  • How Contactually Helped Streamlined Matthew’s Follow-up Process
  • How Creativity Factors into Matthew’s Follow-up Process
  • Should You Send Video Emails?
  • What is a Good Starting Point for Connecting with People?
  • Who Does Matthew Thank for His Success?

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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108: Judy Robinette | How to Be a Power Connector

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Judy Robinette went from being a shy kid who was bullied in junior high to networking her way into the Clinton Administration.

She’s connected to some major influencers in business, politics, and basically any other industry you can think of.

She’s now using her decades of networking experience to help budding entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • When Judy Realized How Powerful a Network Can Be
  • How to Properly Share Your Goals With Your Network
  • How to Establish a Network in a New Industry
  • How to Handle First Interactions with Major Influencers
  • Why Networking is Critical for Crowdfunding
  • How to Maximize Live Events for Networking
  • How Curate Networking Relationships in Under an Hour a day
  • How Judy Utilizes Social Media for Networking
  • Judy’s Book: How to Be a Power Connector
  • What You Can Do Right Now to Build Your Network
  • Who Judy Thanks for Her Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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107: Nathan Chan | How to Build a Business Using Instagram

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Nathan Chan didn’t have any design experience, knew nothing about entrepreneurship, and had poor grammar skills so, naturally, he decided to start a digital magazine.

Nathan wanted to learn all he could about being an entrepreneur so he decided to start Foundr Magazine as a way to publicly document that learning process. By the eighth issue, Sir Richard Branson was on the front cover.

Now, Nathan has created a multi-media company based around the Foundr brand and the incredible success he’s had using Instagram to grow his business.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Nathan Started Foundr Magazine
  • How Nathan Gained a Mentor Through Perseverance
  • How Nathan Gets Big Names for the Magazine
  • How Nathan Found Success on Instagram
  • The Instagram Framework Nathan Used to Gain 340,000+ Followers in Less Than a Year
  • How Nathan uses Instagram to Grow His Email List
  • Who Nathan Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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106: Stu McLaren | How to Sell Courses Online

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Stu McLaren started his first online business just prove that it couldn’t be successful. Luckily, he proved himself wrong.

Stu launched that first business selling Halloween decorations just a few weeks before the holiday and learned his first lesson in business.

He’s since gone on to partner with key influencers like Russell Brunson and Michael Hyatt. Now, he’s stepping out from the behind the scenes to launch his own online courses about membership websites.

Stu’s story is so inspiring and one I think you’ll really be able to connect with.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How One $8 Sale Changed Stu’s Life
  • How Stu and Russell Brunson Became Business Partners
  • Why and How Stu Created Wishlist
  • How Stu and Michael Hyatt Became Business Partners
  • How to Develop a Relationship with a Key Influencer
  • How to Create Content for an Entire Year in Less Than a Week
  • The Difference Between Being Behind the Scenes and Being Front and Center
  • Who Stu Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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105: Brian Kurtz | Lessons Learned from 3 Billion Pieces of Mail

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Over the course of 34 years, Brian Kurtz worked his way up the ladder at Boardroom, Inc. and became an expert in all things Direct Marketing.

Thanks to that experience, Brian’s gone from being mentored by some of the industry’s top leaders to now charging $25,000 for a membership to his own mastermind group.

In addition to hearing about that journey, we’re also going to get Brian’s insights on how to “find” mentors.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why High-Quality Content Is Key in Direct Marketing
  • The Benefits of Hosting 150 Boardroom Dinners
  • Why Brian Spends $70,000 Annually on Mastermind Groups
  • Brian’s Advice for “Finding” a Mentor
  • Why Brian was an Intrapreneur for Several Years
  • Why Brian Left Boardroom After 34 Years
  • Brian’s Challenge for You
  • What Brian Learned After Giving Acceptance Speeches for Multiple Awards

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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