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Ep. 176: Lee Colan - The Rule Maker and the Specs Guy on Leadership

Reach out to us on Twitter:

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Lee - @LeeColan

Lee's Contact info:

Lee@TheLGroup.com

214-789-8053

 

 

 

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  • Intro and Beginning
    • Doug - “His critics say that even Lee brings order to chaos in the business world.”
    • Lee - "We try to take concepts that leaders and entrepreneurs deal with on a day in and day out basis and translate concepts into actionable steps they could take."
    • "You really can't measure and manage a concept."
    • "We consider ourselves the ‘how-to’ consulting firm."
  • Q & A
    • Doug - “While all of that sounds like a great elevator speech…. what the fuck does that mean? What can I get out of what your company does?”
      • “Our niche is really helping people execute and implement concepts versus just kind of talk about them, we don't kind of ‘hand off a deck.’ ”
    • Adherence Equation
      • “We have a simple model on execution, we call it the adherence equation which says,
        • Your focus * Your competence * Your passion = Your ability to execute your plans
        • Your focus is about the "what" - what do you do, what do you not do?
        • Competence is about the "how" - so it's not just your skills, it's your processes, your metrics, your systems, your language
        • Passion is about the why: it is all about the connections that you are making with yourself, with the bigger purpose”
      • “What is the single thing that is most important to you…and how do you focus on that?”
  • Self-Knowledge
    • “The most important form of knowledge is self-knowledge
      • None of us have all the gifts it takes to run a business
      • "Living in your sweet spot" - That intersection of what you're naturally gifted at where your interests lie.
      • One of the primary objectives ought to be spending most of your time in things that you love doing”
    • “The more time you can spend in your gifted area, the more your business is going to flourish”
    • “A lot of people have that awareness but then still don't execute well”
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap
    • Doug - "I'm coming to the realization that there is a difference between the psychology of understanding what you are and who you are and the execution of actually putting stuff together."
      • Lee - “Yes, the knowing doing gap.”
    • Doug - “There is a difference between what you know and what you do. But is it really that simple?”
      • "It takes daily disciplines and that is where people fall."
      • “ You're "why" has to be bigger than any "but" ”
  • Action Item
    • One Thing - "What is the single thing, the one thing that is most important to you by the end of the year?”
      • “The one thing is defined as even if a lot of other stuff doesn't get done, your year is still a victory.
      • Here is the other side of the definition though… if you don't get that one thing done and still get lots of other stuff done, your year is a failure
      • You have to know, when to say no”
    • Tyranny of the Urgent:
      • “We have this illusion, this perception that things that are in our face - a text message, an e-mail, a meeting - appear to be more urgent but in fact they are not.”
    • “Do it, dump it, delegate it or defer it”
  • How to Find Your One Thing
    • “It really is about stepping back.. What do you want your life to look like? And then build your business vision around that”
  • Most Important Question
    • "The most important question that often times entrepreneurs forget to answer is, 'What is the economic model?' 'Is there a real viable market for this and how is this going to sustain my life?' ”
    • “95% of small businesses are done in a year, they're out… they do not have a financial or business plan”
    • “I manage my own attitude and plant the seeds of success on my own mind.”
  • Doug - “How successful are you at getting people out of this stuck-point.. The shittiest place that a business can be in?”
    • The biggest challenge is focus
    • Entrepreneurs are naturally attracted to the different shinny objects - the next opportunity, the next business deal
  • Doug - "It is not just about the business, it is about what you want."
  • Winners Always Quit
    • “We get stuck in our approaches to get there.. ‘I want to stay in my comfort zone.’
    • You stay focused on your goal, you don't quit that… but along the way you might have to quit lots of different methods to be able to get there.
    • If it is not working, I don't see just giving up on the goal… but we have to be very quick to quit our methods.”
  • Doug - "Successful people, motivated people, are they born? Or can you make someone be successful or motivated?”
    • “No matter who we are, we all have a natural gift at some point. If we just let that be, let it sit in a stagnant state, we are not going to be successful.
    • It is 2 components - it is finding your natural giftedness but then honing it.
    • Find where the person is naturally gifted and double down there.”
  • Closing Statements
    • “To me, the definition of nice is getting outside of yourself and finding a way to serve others”
    • “Our goal is to just help you elevate your leadership. Leaders are learners.”

  

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Ep. 124 Learn about Likeable Social Media from Dave Kerpen

What's the most important question you can ask to get attention in a meeting? You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out on the Nice Guys today. 

Dave Kerpen is an Author of NY Times bestseller - “Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook and other social networks."

He is a totally nice guy and his company "Likeable Local" knows way more about social media then either of us and probably you too. You can find out all about it athttp://www.likeablelocal.com/

Find out more about Dave at http://davekerpen.ceo/

And buy his book "Likeable Social Media":

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Ep. 122: Marketing and Business Builder Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer is a marketing and business guru. Jim has a business helping entrepreneurs build and brand businesses. BIG. He is the author of several books including: Stop Waiting for it to Get Easier, Stuck Like Glue, and It's OK to be Scared, but Never Give up. If you can't figure out why your business isn't doing as well as it could, or why you can't get motivated to just go out and do it, you need to listen to today's podcast. Jim Palmer knows how to motivate, focus and coach entrepreneurs.  

Only for our Nice Guy Community, get a FREE copy of Jim's book "Decide, the Ultimate Success Trigger", plus bonus content here-http://www.decideforsuccessbook.com/

E-Mail- coach@GetJimPalmer.com

More on Jim-  http://www.getjimpalmer.com/

Get his books- http://www.getjimpalmer.com/category/jim-palmer-wisdom/

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Rounders- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZZwW10yTsc

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Ep. 119: Entrepreneur, business and life coach Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker, loves what he does. he started his first business at 18 and sold to a Fortune 500 company 9 years later and then went on to start, buy and sell 8 successful companies over 36 years. Hear about that and more on The Nice Guys today.

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them. Here are some things we learned today:

 -35 years of entrepreneur experience

 -You Succeed or you Learn- Get "Failure" out of your vocabulary.

-Live a successful and significant life.

-Failure comes from not trying.

-Be an inch wide and a mile high. 

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  1. Personal Assessment
  2. What do I want?
  3. Steps to a productive day

Here's how to contact Aaron:

Twitter- @VFTCoach

E-Mail- Aaron@ViewFromTheTop.com

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwalkerviewfromthetop

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Ep. 103: Ted Rubin is a connector, relationship builder, speaker, and a really nice guy

Ted Rubin has more good advice on business than we could squeeze into 25 minutes, so we let him talk longer. Hell, Doug was begging Ted to stay on the show longer. Amazing info that you have to listen to on The Nice Guys today. The "F" bomb is dropped, Ted gets so passionate.

Here's what we learned from Ted on the Podcast today:

It's all about "RonR" - Return on Relationships #RonR

Focus on who you are and what you're saying, not on how many followers you have.

Look people in the eye digitally- Connect in the same way you would face to face.

Measure the ROI of Trust and the ROI of Loyalty, they both lead to ROI

Brands are from Mars, and consumers are from Venus.

A network gives you reach, but a community gives you power.

Get in touch with Ted:

Twitter- @TedRubin

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedrubin

Website- http://tedrubin.com/blog/

Return on Relationship book- http://www.returnonrelationship.com/

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Ep. 98: Tomas Conefrey talks about longevity in business

Tomas is celebrating Conefrey's Pharmacy's 60th year in business! Learn the secrets to his business longevity on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

Starting your own business? Where do you think it will be in 60 years? Hear howConefrey's Pharmacy has grown for 60 years. Here's what we learned on the podcast today:

Conefrey's has the#1 Irish Pharmacist account on Twitter- @ConefreyPharmac

The key to longevity is all about putting yourself in your customer's shoes.

They sponsor a local soccer (football for our U.K. listeners!) team as well as Hearing aid clinics, diabetes day, and health assessments free of charge

They are developing a custom app to more easily communicate with their customers

Conefrey's is in a 140 year old building, and they are planning to expand soon.

The best, simplest advice Thomas can give- Talk to your customers.

If you are ever in Dublin, drop by at 136 Pier St. Dublin 2, Ireland, tell them the Nice Guys sent you.

http://conefreyspharmacy.ie/

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Ep. 97: Guinness World record blogger Darren Murph. How to Work from Home.

Darren has created a multifaceted, dynamic career without having a permanent office, and you can too work from home. Find out how on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

Here's more that we learned from Darren Murph today:

- He holds the Guinness World Record as the planet's most prolific professional blogger.     

- Darren teaches the insider view on how to work from home.

- Darren has his MBA in Business.     

- He led SnapPower's entire PR campaign on its second Kickstarter project, netting over $800k in pledges.     

- You need a blog to give people a sense of who you are.     

- He published his own book -- Living The Remote Dream -- which acts as a guide for those seeking to add greater flexibility into their work life. http://www.amazon.com/Living-Remote-Dream-Setting-Advancing/dp/1506192130/ 

Here are a couple of his CreativeLive courses:

1) https://www.creativelive.com/courses/how-to-write-a-blog-that-drives-traffic-with-darren-murph

2) https://www.creativelive.com/courses/work-remotely-thrive-in-a-job-from-home-with-darren-murph . How to Work from home

 Website: http://darrenmurph.com/     

 Contact Darren- darrenmurph@gmail.com

 Twitter- @DarrenMurph

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Ep. 96: Today we talk to Podcaster, Entrepreneur and blogger "One Click" Lindsey Anderson

Most businesses only need "1 Click" to generate a customer. Find out how to get more of those with advice from Lindsey Anderson on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

If you don't know the answer to any of these questions:

What is an Opt-in?

How do a start a Facebook ad?

What is SEO?

What is keyword research?

You need to hear the podcast today. Lindsey's company Traffic and Leads knows the latest online marketing techniques for generating traffic and leads online for small business owners.

Lindsey's team of 10 includes SEO experts, Social Media experts, Learning Page experts and so much more. Where you spend your marketing dollars is important, this is where Traffic and Leads comes in.
Find out more about Lindsey at http://www.oneclicklindsey.com/

Find out more Lindsay's company at http://www.trafficandleads.com/

Hear her podcast at Trafficandleadspodcast.com

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Ep. 95: Today we talk to CorpNet founder and CEO Nellie Akalp

Nellie Akalp was a millionaire at 30, is now a top 100 Small Business Influencer and CorpNet is one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately-held companies in America. Hear her story on the Nice Guys today.     

Nellie's company CorpNet can help startups and existing companies protect themselves from many legal issues. Her first company was acquired in 2005 but she started CorpNet because she was too bored and too young to retire. Here's more of her advice from the podcast today:     

Advertising and web traffic does not always translate to more business.     

Be a resource for entrepreneurs starting their business.     

What worked then won't always work forever.     

Listen to your intuition.     

Focus on your client base.     

Do what you love and love what you do each and every day...you only live once!     

And more about CorpNet:     

CorpNet provides legal document filing and prep services.     

They are a top 100 Small business influencer 2014 and one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately-held companies in America.     

They can help streamline the business filing process.     

Services include: free trademark and Business name search, business consultation, Business checklist, Incorporation guide, DBA guide, LLC Guide.     

CorpNet's Business structure wizard helps you know what business entity type your company should be:  

http://www.corpnet.com/business-structure-wizard/

Get in touch with Nellie: Info@CorpNet.com

1-888-449-2638

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Ep. 93: Use your business plan to raise funds and find investors, Tallat Mahmood can show you how.

Tallat Mahmood's work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Bplans, TechCrunch, and he is a mentor for MassChallenge, one of the world's largest business accelerators. Find out more about him on The Nice Guys today.

A business plan does not have to be an onerous and lengthy piece of work. Also, it is not an irrelevant exercise and can help your business immensely IF executed correctly. Many entrepreneurs struggle with the same things with an business plan; how to make it relevant, how not to spend months and months on it, how to use it in their business, how to use it for funding, how to structure it properly. Tallat has a step by step system to validating, structuring and pitching your business plan (either to your team or banks and investors) in order for you to be able to manage your business better. Here's more about Tallat:

- He started out as an Aerospace Engineer.     

- He has advised companies for 12 years as a corporate financier and as an investor.     

- His advisory business, SkyPanther Capital has advised numerous companies globally on how to fund, grow, and exit their businesses.     

Here's what we learned today about writing great business plans:     

- It should address 2 questions- 1) What is the opportunity and 2)

How are you mitigating against the risks.     

- It should be based on what's happening in your business right now.     

- Base your plan on already having the money you are looking for.  

- Fundraising is a different skill set from building a business. Tallat's flagship online course The Smart Business Plan Academy can help your business build strong business plans in quick time to help them with internal strategy or fundraising.    

- Download "7 Proven steps to being fundable in 30 days" free tips to get you started at www.thesmartbusinessplanacademy.com

- His business advisory website SkyPanther Capital, at www.skypanthercapital.comwhere I personally advise businesses on all matters relating to business growth, fundraising, and exits.

 - Reach Tallat Mahmood at tallat@fundingyourtechstartup.com

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Ep. 91: TedX, Beer Pong, Ice Hockey, Meditation and quitting drinking. We go into all of this in our talk with Terry Lancaster today.

In the last 3 years Terry Lancaster quit drinking, lost 60 pounds, ran for the last 354 days in a row, wrote a book, ran across the Golden Gate Bridge, and spoke at TedX. Hear all about it on The Nice Guys Podcast today.

He is writing, speaking and helping others build better lives one better decision at a time. Here's more that we learned about Terry on the podcast

- He stopped drinking for 30 days, and it felt so good that he quit for another 30 days. He kept that up for 3 years and is still not drinking.      

He uses the Pomadoro technique- 25 minutes of concerted effort can get almost anything done.     

 - He also follows the Charles Emerson Winchester technique- Do 1 thing. Do it very well. Move onto the next.     

 - Nothing will ever be perfect, not your business, not your life. But you have the right, the resources and the responsibility to make them better. 

- His book "Better! Self-Help for the Rest of Us" will be published Dec. 28. The digital book will be free during launch week, until midnight New Year's Eve. Special prices and bonuses all week on the softcover, hardcover and audiobook. seehttp://TerryLancaster.com/better for more info

Get in touch with Terry- 800-352-3305

E-Mail- T@TerryLancaster.com

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The Pomodoro Technique- http://pomodorotechnique.com/

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Ep. 90: Today we talk to B2B sales lead expert Alex Berman from InspireBeats.com

Alex Berman is the master of the personalized sales lead. Hear how he does it on The Nice Guys podcast today.

 

Here are some things to know about Alex Berman:

 

- He had to get fired from his former company so they could re-hire him to do what he really wanted to do. 

- He generated over $16 million in B2B leads and closed over $2 million in business so far.    

- He is a big fan of focusing on one thing intently for a decade at a time.

He is a digital nomad currently moving to a new city every month.    

 

Here are a few things we learned from Alex on the podcast:    

 

  • How to send an email without seeming scammy or "un-nice"    

 

  • How to ethically fake an introduction    

 

  • Why cold emailing is one of the most underused marketing channels for new and growing businesses.

 

  • Always include an actionable item at the end of an E-Mail, end with a question mark, not a period.

 

Download your free email course- 10 sales hacks in 10 days: http://inspirebeats.com/course.html

 

InspireBeats.com for lead generation: http://inspirebeats.com

 

Get in touch with Alex- alex@inspirebeats.com

 

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Ep. 89 Get focused! Jenna Atkinson talks personal and organizational branding today

Today's interview is with Speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur Jenna Atkinson and she talks vision, FOCUS and action today.     

 

She is a "40 under 40" recipient from Business Magazine.     

 

Your "Personal Brand" is what people say about you when you're not in the room.     

 

Your personal brand and your corporate brand are intertwined.     

 

Use the FOCUS acronym- Follow One Course Until Success.     

 

Her podcast is called "Growth Bomb"- http://growthbombpodcast.com/

https://www.facebook.com/growthbombpodcast/     

 

Become a member of "Growth Bomb Elite" team, your guide to explosive success: http://www.jennaatkinsonconsulting.com/gbelite/     

 

The best investment you can make is in yourself. Take Action NOW.     

 

Here's how to get in touch with Jenna Atkinson     

Jenna Atkinson Consulting - http://www.jennaatkinsonconsulting.com/             

jenna@jennaatkinsonconsulting.com     

 

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Ep. 85 Ron Klain - Executive VP and General Counsel, Revolution LLC & White House Advisor

He has been an adviser to the White House since the 90's, worked on President Obama's senate and presidential campaigns, is Joe Biden's Chief of Staff, helps Hillary Clinton prepare for debates, and was made fun of on SNL, and now Ron Klain is helping entrepreneurs. Hear about it on today's Nice Guys podcast.

So much to tell about Ron:

- Obama's fix-it Man     

- Joe Biden's Chief of Staff     

- Adviser to the White House since the 90's     

- The U.S.'s First Ebola Czar (He was even made fun of on SNL)     

- General Counsel for former AOL chairman Steve Case     

- Currently helping Hillary Clinton prepare for her presidential debates     

- Part of the team at Revolution LLC, a company helping entrepreneurs change the world.

Talk about keeping a lot of balls in the air! Here's some of his advice for keeping it all in balance:

-Surround yourself with good people.     

- See the potential in new people and help them however you can.     

- Weave people together within your network.     

- His kids are sometimes embarrassed by the time he spends on Facebook networking.     

- Know what you want to say "yes" to.     

- Have a long term view.     

- Do what you love. You may fail, but learn from that and do better next time.     

How to reach Ron-

Twitter- @RonaldKlain

http://www.revolution.com/ They're theme- "Entrepreneurs are fueling innovation- we are throwing kerosene on the fire to support ideas that change the world."

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Ep. 84 Mind Hacking with Sir John Hargrave

Mind Hacking with Sir John Hargrave

Mind Hacking with Sir John Hargrave

Royalty on The Nice Guys? Well, not exactly but you'll have to listen to today's interview to find out the story behind that and how to get your free copy of "Mind Hacking" before it is even available for purchase!

 

Today's interview with Sir John Hargrave is incredibly interesting, informative, and can get you a free copy of his amazing book before you can even buy it, just because you are a Nice Guys Podcast listener, membership does have its privileges. Here's what it's all about:

 

- Mind Hacking- A user manual for your brain.

 

- This book will help you change your mind for good in 21 days.

 

- Identify and change the thought loops that may be holding you back in your business and life.

 

- The limitations that you put on yourself are largely self-imposed.

 

- You can train your brain to focus on the positive and avoid the negative.

 

- Create your own "Reality Distortion Field" (It's a good thing, trust us)

 

- Play "What was I just thinking?" all day to improve your attitude and outlook.

 

- You can't control the universe, but you do control your universe.

 

- You are more likely to succeed if you collaborate with other like-minded people.

 

- Always remember- You are not your mind.

 

How to getin touch with John Hargrave:

jhargrave@mediashower.com

 

Mind Hackingwill be published in January 2016 by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books, but you can get your free copy NOW at www.mindhacki.ng

 

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The Princess Bride-

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Ep. 83 Prepare to Ignite as we talk with Podcasting Superstar John Lee Dumas

Prepare to ignite with today's guest John Lee Dumas

Prepare to ignite with today's guest John Lee Dumas

Today we interview man, myth, and legend John Lee Dumas. In under 3 years he has published over 1220 episodes and has more than 100,000 podcast listens every month! Learn from his successes and failures on The Nice Guys today.

John Lee Dumas has one of the world's most successful podcasts, he gives away amazing podcast and webinar courses, he has interviewed over 1200 successful entrepreneurs and today he's talking to us, although we're still not sure why. Here's a few things we learned from the interview:

- Life is full of "Weapons of Mass Distraction" Don't give into them.     

-Focus. Be patient, find your voice and stay the course.     

-Business transparency is important, in your successes and failures.     

-It's all about the ripple effect, help people who will help others.     

- Never forget- We are standing on the shoulders of giants.     

John's current passion project is "The Freedom Journal" which can help you accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days. Go to www.thefreedomjournal.com and find out all about it and the January 4 Kickstarter campaign. 

Here are some great links to more great resources from John Lee Dumas:

http://www.eofire.com/

www.Freepodcastcourse.com

www.thefreedomjournal.com

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Have fun stormin' the castle! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRsSYpN093c

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Ep. 82 Joe Pulizzi's, Content INC. 6 steps can help build any business. Hear how on the podcast today

Joe Pulizzi, Content Inc.

Joe Pulizzi, Content Inc.

As a guest, I loved being on The Nice Guys Podcast. Real talk and real value for the audience. What more can you ask for?
— Joe Pulizzi

Joe runs the Content Marketing Institute and can show you how your business can use the same strategy that ESPN, the Huffington Post, and the NY Times all use to grow. The marketing of the future is all about brands telling stories. Are you?

Here's what we learned about Joe:

  • He plans to write a book every 2 years.
  • He built his business "Content Marketing Institute" from nothing by studying other businesses 
  • Inc. Magazine named them the Fastest Growing Business Media Company in 2014.
  • Focus on the things you can stop doing…And stop doing them.
  • Focus on 1 content type and deliver consistently.
  • Your audience will tell you what you what you should sell.
  • His 6 steps that he calls "Content Inc." give a plan to grow ANY business:

1. The Sweet Spot- Where can you be the expert?

2. Content Tilt- Find your niche

3. Build the Base

4. Harvest your Audience

Listen to the podcast to hear the rest!

http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/

 purchase Content Inc. - http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/content-inc/

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Ep. 81: TweetJukebox CEO, Entrepreneur, Visionary Tim Fargo

A follow-up conversation with entrepreneur and author Tim Fargo, creator of the Tweet Jukebox about his new venture The Extraordinary Network.

Tim has over 190k Twitter followers and is an incredible networker

  • Tim believes that the only way to be successful is to help others.
  • On Twitter- Created or curated content is OK, just make sure your content is compelling.
  • Stay consistent to your theme.
  • Start off doing your own customer service.
  • Many big companies feel they have a marketing problem, but really they have an execution problem. If they would treat their customers better, they wouldn't have to work so hard to get new ones.
  • A customer who shows up for price, will also leave for price.
  • If you want to start a business, get a job in the industry first. You will be more successful if you learn about a business from the inside beforeyou try to do it yourself.
  • Don't open a restaurant just because you like to eat food. Running a restaurant is different from being passionate about eating.
  • #1 advice for starting a business- KEEP YOUR OVERHEAD LOW.

Contact Tim here- Tim@tweetjukebox.com

Tweet Jukebox- http://www.tweetjukebox.com/

Tim's book Alphabet Success on Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Alphabet-Success-Keeping-Simple-Secrets/dp/1456404709/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431790453&sr=1-1&keywords=Alphabet+success

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Ep. 79 I Think Strickland Has Got This Business Thing Down. NOT!

Strickland is the solo Nice Guy today talking about the fastest road to learning and growing your business.

 

Doug is dead. He picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. Seriously though, Doug is in Kansas City doing a speaking gig, but he forgot to bring a mic so he's dead to me and I'm going it alone. 

Sincerely,

-Strickland

       

Call to action-  I want to send you alcohol. But only the first 3 listeners who do the following:

 

E-Mail me at strickb4@gmail.com Tell me:

-What do you want more of.    

-What do you want less of.     

-What kind of alcohol do you want- Beer, wine or liquor.

-Address so I can send it to you.    

-Optional: New show idea, or if you want to be interviewed by the Nice Guys.    

 

I'm ready to break the law for you. If you're under age, then I'm ready to break even MORE laws for you, our listeners. That’s how much I love you guys.

      

Signature advice- ABC- Always Be Closing, that's important, but it's also Important to Always Be Learning.

      

Don't ever be "The smartest guy in the room." Great ideas can come from anywhere. (WWE CO Vince McMahon weekly meeting)

       

Read lots of books- There's always something to learn, even if you don't agree with every concept. Don't like to read? Then listen, there are great audiobook versions

      

Listen to Podcasts- You're doing great listening right now!

       

Mastermind groups- They are all over, find one. Find two.

       

Take your competition out to lunch- They can be a wealth of valuable information.

       

Talk to your customers- They can teach you lots.

 

Sponsor- Yann Ilunga

http://www.360entrepreneur.net/podcasts/

He has interviewed big names like John Lee Dumas, Hal Elrod and Pat Flynn.

FREE DOWNLOAD- 360 Entrepreneur toolbox with tool to build your platform and grow your audience.

 

 

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Picked the wrong week to stop amphetamines-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmW-ScmGRMA

 

Jobu needs a refill!- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds3v8O_MrM0

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Ep. 80 Brand Expert and Entrepreneur Jason Hartman

Jason Hartman wants to save the middle class from Wall Street. He is a real estate and branding expert, author, podcaster, and has interviewed over 500 expert guests including Presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Mark Everson

 

Here's a little more about Jason:

 

  • Jason attended his first real estate seminar at 16

 

  • He became a real estate agent at 19

 

  • He has produced over 3000 episodes of 20 different podcasts

 

And some things we learned from him:

 

  • Jason doesn’t believe in traditional networking.

 

  • People don’t have relationships with logos, they have relationships with people, that's why you need to brand yourself.

 

  • If you don't believe in something, you will fall for anything.

 

  • Don't worry about people who don't like and/or agree with you. That just means you're doing something right.

 

  • Wall Street is the modern version of organized crime.

 

  • Work on being #1 with a small group, not #2 for a large group.

 

  • He recently launched new podcasts - The Longevity Show; and a new business - The Veritas News Network

 

Here's how to contact Jason:

naresh@hartmanmediacompany.com

 

http://www.jasonhartman.com/

 

http://hartmanmedia.com/

 

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