Naveen Dittakavi | How to Build Recurring Revenue

Naveen Dittakavi Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redNaveen Dittakavi is a software engineer who, after gaining incredible access to Ramit Sethi, grew his business to the point where he could barely keep up. It was at this point that he realized, like most entrepreneurs, he was tired of trading his time for money.

Naveen began to change the way he thought about his relationship with his clients and started to focus more on recurring revenue instead of one-off projects. Now, he teaches other software developers how to do the same.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Naveen First Learned to Approach Potential Clients
  • How Naveen Got “Holy Grail Access” to Ramit Sethi
  • The Realization That Increased Naveen’s Business by 5x in One Year
  • Why You Need to Be Fully Prepared to Achieve Your Goals
  • Why Naveen Conducted One-On-One Coaching Before Creating an Online Course
  • How Naveen Was Able to Successfully Switch to a Recurring Revenue Model
  • Who Naveen 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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Tim Grahl | How to Launch a Bestselling Book in a Digital World

Tim Grahl Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redTim Grahl has dedicated the past seven years to helping over 100 authors get their books into in the hands of more readers and, at one point, he had five separate clients on the New York Times Bestseller list at the same time. He’s now launched his own book, Your First 1,000 Copies, and we’re talking about how Tim has built an amazing client base and helps them launch Bestsellers.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Tim Got into the Book Marketing Industry
  • How Tim Landed His Dream Clients
  • Why Authors Need an Email List
  • Why Helping People is the Best Way to Help Yourself
  • Do Authors Have to Be on Social Media?
  • How to Connect with the Right Influencers for Your Book Launch
  • Why Tim Created His Online Course
  • Tim and John’s Twitter Tips for Connecting with Speakers at Conferences
  • Who Tim 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.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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Hal Elrod | How to Create Your Miracle Morning

Hal Elrod Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redHal Elrod set a sales record within ten days of selling Cutco knives. A year later, after speaking at a Cutco event, he found himself in a head-on collision that left him in a coma, with multiple broken bones, permanent brain damage, and doctors telling him he would never walk again.

A few years after miraculously regaining his ability to walk, and experiencing tremendous business success, he found himself losing his family’s home and with over $52,000 in credit card debt. As a result, he developed the practices that dramatically changed his life and led to him writing The Miracle Morning; which has gone on to inspire millions and spawned an engaged Facebook community.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • The Traumatic Car Accident That Change Hal’s Life
  • What Devastating Events Led Hal to Write Miracle Morning?
  • The Five-Step Snooze-Proof Wake-Up Strategy
  • The Six-Minute Miracle Morning
  • Six Practices to Save You from A Life of Unfulfilled Potential
  • Who Does Hal Thank 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.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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Mike Michalowicz | How to Surge Your Business to Growth

Mike Michalowicz Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redMike Michalowicz founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies, became an angel investor, and then lost it all. Now, he’s running his third million dollar company, is the author of Surge, and is on the show today to talk about how to “manufacture luck” by getting ahead of imminent changes in your market.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • How Mike Became Interested in Learning How to Manufacture Luck
  • How to Foresee Where Your Market is Going
  • Shifting a Change in Market from Destroying Your Business to Helping It
  • Why it’s Critical to Pay Attention to Changes in Your Market
  • Why a Simple Product is Sometimes Best
  • The Best Places to do Market Research
  • Who Mike 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.

Check out Rise25 to learn more

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Teresa De Groisbois | How to Create Mass Influence & Connect with Influential Players

Teresa de Groisbois Smart Business Revolution John Corcoran

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redTeresa de Groisbois is an expert in how to connect with influential players in any industry. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Mass Influence became a bestseller before it had even been released! She’s mastered the art of playing the “influencer game” and is on the show today to talk about this very topic.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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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Melanie Benson | How to Create a Greater Impact

rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redMelanie Benson decided to leave corporate America behind to start her own business. Two weeks later, the tragic events of 9/11 happened and the economy crashed. That experience taught Melanie how to adapt in a way that all successful entrepreneurs must know how to do.

Today, Melanie specializes in aligning visionary, game-changing entrepreneurs who are emerging as leaders with the most powerful mindset, actions, and strategies that propel them to a level of success they never knew they could achieve.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • What Caused Melanie to Leave Corporate America Behind?
  • The Mental Hurdles Melanie Faced in the Beginning
  • When Did Melanie Realize She Wanted to Focus on the Feeling of Overwhelm?
  • How Melanie Led a Networking Group Before She Was Even Making Money in Her Business
  • The Importance of Having a Strong Mindset
  • Melanie’s Process for Trying Something New in Her Business
  • Why You Might Need to Educate Your Audience on What Their Problem Is
  • The Importance of Balancing Logic and Intuition
  • Who Does Melanie Thank 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

Right Click here to download the MP3

Click here to subscribe via iTunes

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