094: Scott Oldford of Infinitus | How to Create a 7-Figure Business by Age 18

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I think back to when I was 17, 18 years old. I didn’t know what I was doing back then.

I think I was making like $1.25 an hour working slave labor in the back of a warehouse. And I thought that was a good deal.

Now my guest on this episode? He built a 7 figure business by 18 years old.

I don’t know what I would have done with all that money.

Personally, I probably would have blown that money on baseball cards or video games.

But not Scott. Since that point, Scott has actually built numerous other seven-figure businesses. And now here comes the kicker: he’s only in his early 20s.

He’s just getting started folks.

His most recent business is called Infinitus – they  help entrepreneurs grow their businesses by generating a sustainable flow of qualified leads using Online Marketing Funnels.

In this episode, Scott tells his story – from making over $1 million by age 18, to losing it all by 21, and then building it all back up again.

This episode is brought to you by my friends over at The Art of Charm podcast.

The Art of Charm is an iTunes Top 50 podcast overall – one of the few truly independent podcasts in that top 50.

AoC is packed with ideas and strategies from how to work better to how be a better human – they’ve covered topics like: how to create confidence; how to get people to like & trust you; productivity; networking and time-management.

Their episodes are both fun and educational at the same time – not stuffy college professor textbook stuff.

Go to TheArtofCharm.com or find The Art of Charm in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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093: Grant Baldwin | How to Get Booked and Paid as a Professional Speaker

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Grant Baldwin began his career as a youth pastor.

When his wife was 5 months pregnant with their first daughter, he decided to quit his job.

After he quit, he spent months trying to figure out what he wanted to do next for a career.

After several months, he decided, “Hey, I’ve figured it out! I’m going to be a professional speaker.”

So it was a long road but today he does quite well as a speaker, bringing in multiple six figures a year speaking to different audiences ranging from a few hundred to many thousand.

He’s also the host of a podcast called “How Did You Get Into That?” – where he asks guests how they got into the link of work they are in. And he’s been kind enough to have me on that podcast.

Now because of his successful speaking business he’s had a lot of aspiring speakers coming to him and asking for advice on how to get paid speaking gigs. So in this episode we talk all about the business of speaking, including how you can get gigs as a speaker even if you just want to do a little speaking on the side.

 rsz_smart_business_revolution_podcast_artwork_redThis episode is brought to you by my friends over at The Art of Charm podcast.

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092: Bob Burg | How to Be a Giver

I have a quick question – can you really, systematically get the results you want from others – even if they initially disagree with you or have position that is diametrically opposed to yours – while making them feel genuinely good about themselves, about the process, and about you?

Our guest on this podcast says, “Absolutely!”  And he’ll explain how.

Bob Burg is an author and a popular speaker at corporate conferences and entrepreneurial events. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 – and he has shared platforms with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals (referral link), over the past few years it’s his book The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has really become what he’s most well known for.

The book was a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and it has been translated into 21 languages.

Now his most recent book is Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion.  We’re dive into that book in this interview.

On a personal note – Bob really walks his walk.  At the beginning of 2015, I published an article in Forbes.com titled the 25 Professional Networking Experts to follow in 2015. It got a bit of attention at the time, and I included Bob among that list.

A few days after that list came out, I received a handwritten note in the mail from Bob thanking me for including him, and a few weeks after that, he sent me a copy of his book.

So in spite of all his success, he still takes the time to engage in personal touches like handwritten notes.

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This episode is brought to you by my friends over at The Art of Charm podcast.

The Art of Charm is an iTunes Top 50 podcast overall – one of the few truly independent podcasts in that top 50.

AoC is packed with ideas and strategies from how to work better to how be a better human – they’ve covered topics like: how to create confidence; how to get people to like & trust you; productivity; networking and time-management.

Their episodes are both fun and educational at the same time – not stuffy college professor textbook stuff.

Go to TheArtofCharm.com or find The Art of Charm in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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091: From College Dropout to 6-Figure Author

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My guest on today’s episode of the Smart Business Revolution podcast is Chandler Bolt.

Chandler is no ordinary guest.

He’s a young guy – most of my guests are a long further along in their career – Chandler is in his early 20s. He dropped out of college. And he doesn’t have a long career.

But I was introduced to him recently and I thought he had an interesting story to tell.

While he was still in college, he decided to write and publish a book. I was busy chasing girls and going to parties – he’s writing a book. That book helped launch a six figure business – built of course not just on book sales, but by monetizing the book with other services and consulting.

He then dropped out of college to focus full time on writing and today he helps other aspiring authors to become bestselling authors on the Amazon Kindle platform, and to create six-figure businesses behind those books.

He even recently created the Self-Publishing Success Summit which he was kind enough to interview me for along with some really big names including Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Michael Port, Jeff Goins – frankly I’m not sure how I squeaked in to that group but somehow I did.

Now, Chandler’s career is not the usual path you think of when you think of an author, but Chandler is part of a larger movement of do it yourself authors.

chandler boltIt used to be you had to break in with big publishing houses you had to wait for permission; today, you don’t have to wait for permission. And writing and publishing a book can be a great way to catapult your business.

This episode is brought to you by my friends over at The Art of Charm podcast.

The Art of Charm is an iTunes Top 50 podcast overall – one of the few truly independent podcasts in that top 50.

AoC is packed with ideas and strategies from how to work better to how be a better human – they’ve covered topics like: how to create confidence; how to get people to like & trust you; productivity; networking and time-management.

Their episodes are both fun and educational at the same time – not stuffy college professor textbook stuff.

Go to TheArtofCharm.com or find The Art of Charm in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

Finally, be sure to grab a free copy of Chandler’s book – Book Launch, at: SmartBusinessRevolution.com/BookLaunch.

By the way, Chandler is about to open back up his Self-Publishing School program (referral link), an online training program for learning how to publish a book. I know a number of people who have gone through it and I’ve checked it out myself, and it is a really detailed, step-by-step program.

If you have ever thought about writing and publishing a book, I highly recommend checking out Self-Publishing School. They have have a free blueprint on how to go from “no idea” to a published author without a lot of pain and struggle.

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090: Mandi Ellefson | How to Get Back 20 Hours Per Month

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OK let’s imagine you’re 8 years old…

And it’s Saturday morning after a long week. You’re tired, you’re ready to sleep in.

Then your Dad wakes you up to do chores.

Not just any chores. He has a checklist. For you how clean the bathroom. How you clean the kitchen. You have to initial that you completed each step of the way.

Sounds like a nightmare to me, but for Mandi Ellefson, it was an inspiration.

Mandi grew up in a home where her father ran a tight ship just like I described.

She grew up with 6 siblings and so her father created a system by necessity. They needed to be organized and so they ran the family like a well-oiled machine.

Today Mandi does for entrepreneurs what her father did for her. She systemizes their businesses so they run better and get managing their business out of the way so they can focus on what they do best.

Mandi helps entrepreneurs get time back so they can have more free time and grow their business, increase their revenue and income.

You know, nearly every person who listens to this podcast or reads my blog struggles with time management and productivity.

In this episode, Mandi shares some real actionable tips for how you can get back 20 hours of time per month. I think you’ll find there’s some great advice in here.

This episode is brought to you by my friends over at The Art of Charm podcast.

The Art of Charm is an iTunes Top 50 podcast overall – one of the few truly independent podcasts in that top 50.

AoC is packed with ideas and strategies from how to work better to how be a better human – they’ve covered topics like: how to create confidence; how to get people to like & trust you; productivity; networking and time-management.

Their episodes are both fun and educational at the same time – not stuffy college professor textbook stuff.

Go to TheArtofCharm.com or find The Art of Charm in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I really enjoy this show and I think you will as well.

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089: Jon Levy | How to Throw An Influencers Dinner

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How would you like to throw a dinner party at your house for about a dozen people and have that group include a “who’s who” of titans of Industry, Olympic athletes, CEOs, musicians and celebrities?

That sounds pretty good.

AND how about all of your guests are doing all the cooking and cleaning – they’re making YOUR dinner.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

Actually it’s not. My guess on this podcast, Jon Levy, does exactly that.

Jon started a series of dinners at his own home in New York city that he calls “The Influencers Dinners.”

Jon LevyIt started with a small group and gained momentum. And today it’s become a bit of a phenomenon.

But get this – Jon did not start with high-level connections. He is just a regular guy who had a crazy idea.

He is actually a first generation immigrant. His family came over the U.S. when he was young so he has no special connections, didn’t know any high-level CEOs or celebrities; didn’t have any hookups.

And yet Fast Company has ranked him as one of its top 15 super connectors.

He’s been profiled in Forbes and NY Times. And some amazing opportunities have come his from this simple concept. He’s gotten speaking gigs, consulting contracts, and even a book deal.

So how does he do it?

And more important, how can YOU take this idea and make it your own?

Jon breaks down in this interview how you can throw your own Influencer experience, which could be anything. It could be gathering a group of people for a cocktail party, it could be putting on a play, it could be a cultural event with a speaker, it could be a pickup basketball game.

It’s not as complicated as you might think.

You’ll find out how in this interview:

  • Jon explains the 3 key elements of organizing an influencer event and getting A-list celebrities and VIPs to yearn to attend your events
  • Jon explains why the strength of a community lies in generosity, diversity and focusing on bringing people together to connect with each other (not with you)
  • Why Jon says you should go out and embarrass yourself and that’s OK
  • How to be a super connector, even if you don’t know anyone
  • How to keep your cost down when organizing these types of events, and
  • Finally the importance of creating your own secret traditions – secrets which you don’t tell ANYONE about (he wouldn’t even tell me in this interview)

This episode is brought to you by my friends over at The Art of Charm podcast.

The Art of Charm is an itunes Top 50 podcast overall – one of the few truly independent podcasts in that top 50.

And it’s no wonder why they do so well – AoC is packed with wisdom from how to become more productive and professional to how to network better for business.

I was honored to be a guest on the Art of Charm last year and I make sure to listen to almost every episode – and it’s one of the very few podcasts I can say that for.

Go to TheArtofCharm.com or find The Art of Charm in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I really enjoy this show and I think you will as well.

Enjoy!

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