Charles Gaudet | How to Create Predictable Profits in Any Economy

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Charles Gaudet is an entrepreneur, business coach, author, and marketing consultant who is widely regarded as a leading resource for companies who wish to experience rapid growth.

In this episode, we discuss Charles’ experiences with startups, how he began a Real Estate development company without prior experience, his experiences in college, and much more.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • How Charles Gaudet Almost Started a Pet Health Insurance Company
  • Learning on the Fly: How Charles Learned Real Estate Development with No Experience
  • Finding Pockets of Opportunity Even in a Down Market
  • Playing With the Hand You’re Dealt: How Charles Overcame His Learning Disabilities and Used Them to His Advantage
  • Charles’ Experiences Attending Babson College, the #1 School for Entrepreneurs
  • How a Classmate of Charles Started a Billion Dollar Company
  • The Mindset Entrepreneurs Should Have When Starting a Business, Exemplified by Ring Video Doorbells
  • Why Charles Chose to Write About Working in Bad Economies in His Book
  • How to Navigate the Economy When Times Are Good Verses When Times Are Bad
  • Why Magic Fixes Are Hardly Ever the Answer, and Proven Methods Work
  • The Lessons Charles Learned About How Results Are More Important Than Reasons Why
  • How Our Mindset Controls Our Results
  • Who Does Charles Thank For His Success?

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Michelle Tillis Lederman | The Connector’s Advantage: How to Turn Connections into Revenues and Climbing the Career Ladder

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Michelle Tillis Lederman is an expert in building connections between people. Michelle grew her passion after finding poor communication and leadership in corporate America.

In this episode, we talk about how to build strong, genuine connections with your colleagues and friends which will help you grow in business and in life.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Does Mindset Matter?
  • Why You Don’t Need Luck When You Are A Connector
  • How Michelle Bounced Back from Being Laid Off
  • How Genuine Connections are Better than “Networking”
  • The Spectrum of Connectors
  • The Natural Edge Which Introverts Secretly Have
  • How to Maintain Connections in the Digital Age
  • How to Use Business Cards to Create Follow-up Connections
  • Finding Time: How Michelle Utilizes Underutilized Time to Increase Productivity
  • Using a Clear Vision to Develop the Connector’s Advantage
  • Adding Value to Relationships and Giving Freely Produces Reciprocity
  • How to Ask for What You Want Without Being Off-putting
  • Michelle Details Why Getting a “No” When Asking for Something Can Lead to a Bigger “Yes” Later
  • Using the Power of LinkedIn to Increase Your Connections
  • Michelle Discusses How to Find the Right Balance of Connection Between Face-to-face, Phone, and Online
  • Who Does Michelle Thank For Her Success

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Ali Mirza | Predictable Closing: How to Create a Consistent Sales System

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Ali Mirza began selling insurance door to door but went on to become the founder and president of Rose Garden Consulting. He and his team help companies to improve sales processes and increase sales. Ali is also an entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and soon-to-be author.

In this episode, we talk about with Ali about where he learned to sell, as well as some other business wisdom he’s learned in his professional life.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • What Selling Door to Door Taught Ali
  • Where Did Ali Mirza Learn How to Sell?
  • Ali’s Tips for Closing: How to Read the Customer
  • How to Deal with Rejection in Sales
  • What made Ali shift from Door to Door Sales into Consulting
  • Strategies for Consulting
  • 100% Commission? Which Sales Commission Models and Bonuses to Use
  • What is “Sandbagging” in Sales?
  • What to do When Your Salespeople are Sandbagging
  • Why did Ali Start Podcasting?
  • The Problems and Pitfalls of Modern Sales Techniques
  • How did Ali and Aaron Ross Decide to Write a Book Together?
  • Why Ali Chose to Focus on Closing
  • Can a Salesperson Go Too Far When Closing?
  • Who Does Ali Thank For His Success?

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Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Dr. Naphtali Hoff | How to Be a Successful Leader in the New Economy

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Dr. Naphtali Hoff is a consultant and coach at Impactful Coaching and Consulting, and is the author of his new book “Becoming the New Boss: The New Leader’s Guide to Success”; which aims to help those new to leadership find success in today’s changing world of business.

In this episode, Naphtali and I explore the challenges new leaders face in our current business climate, as well as the role of mentors, personality, and failure for successful leaders.

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In this episode we discuss:

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Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

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Ian Garlic | From Limos to Homelessness & Back Again

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Ian Garlic is a video marketing expert and the Founder and CEO of the video marketing agency, Authentic Web.

Ian helps service-based businesses become the authority using video and, in today’s episode, we’re talking about the power of stories; including a few of Ian’s that are so crazy you have to hear them to believe they’re real.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Ian’s Fantastical Childhood That Involved His Family Owning a Fine Dining Restaurant with a Dolphin Show
  • How Ian’s Family Went from Limo’s and Mansions to Being Homeless on Two Separate Occasions
  • Why Ian’s Not Afraid of Taking Risks or Worried About Failing
  • The Most Important Childhood Lesson Ian Learned That’s Carried over to Entrepreneurship
  • Which Celebrity Bartending Customers Were Nice and Which Ones Were Horrible and What They Taught Him About People in General
  • What Led Ian into Video Marketing
  • The Typical Hang-Ups People Have with Doing Video Marketing
  • Ian’s Take on Ideal Video Lengths
  • Why Ian Doesn’t like the Word “Testimonials”
  • How to Structure Your Client’s Stories in Your Marketing Videos
  • How Your Marketing Video Will Vary Depending on Which Platform It Will Be On
  • Ian’s Prediction for Video in the Coming Years
  • Is Not Doing Video Losing You Referrals?
  • Who Ian Thanks for His Success (Including Tony Grebmeier and Vinnie Fisher)

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Nina Cooke | Mindset Mastery: How to Master the Entrepreneur’s Inner Game

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Nina Cooke is a business mindset coach and the host of the Entrepreneur’s Inner Game podcast.

Having been a former guest on her podcast, it was nice to get to interview her this time around and, today, we’re talking about the importance of an entrepreneur’s mindset.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Nina Says She Doesn’t Work on Persuading People They Need to Change
  • When Entrepreneurs Can Know They Need to Work on Their Mindset Rather Than External Parts of Their Business
  • How Nina Helps Her Clients Reach Out to Big Players for Their Business
  • The Lessons Nina Carried into Her Current Business That She Learned from Her Previous Personal Shopping Business
  • How Nina Helps Her Clients Overcome Their Fear of Being More Visible
  • Why both John and Nina Feel Strongly About Eliminating Negative People from Your Life
  • The Roles Meditation, Diet, and Exercise Play in Your Mindset
  • What the Fyre Festival Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Walking the Tight Rope Between Having a Big Vision and Being Grounded in Reality
  • Who Nina Thanks for Her Success

Sponsor: Rise25

Today’s episode is sponsored by Rise25 Media, the done-for-you lead generation service to get you a steady flow of new leads, prospects, referral partners and strategic partners coming in the door every month, month after month.

Rise25 Media was created by myself and my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, and is part of our mission to help connect more entrepreneurs with their ideal prospects and referral partners.

We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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