Michael Maher – Take the Time to Think When Things Get Tough
My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
BIO: Michael Maher is a musician turned business owner. He runs his own Amazon Managed Services Agency called Cartology, and he loves it.STORY: Michael’s e-commerce business was not doing so well, and he thought putting in more money would help. So he went to a cash advance merchant and blindly got $14,000. Unfortunately, only a day after signing the loan papers, he realized he had gotten himself into a horrible deal.LEARNING: Money doesn’t solve all problems; sometimes, the solution is to sit through your problems and find the cause. Seek help from a trusted friend or community. “There was always time to solve any issue I was facing. But I didn’t notice that at the moment because I was so panicked on trying to fix it.”Michael Maher Guest profileMichael Maher is a musician turned business owner. Yes, he once dreamed of being a Rockstar and even dropped out of college to pursue that. But reality set it. Now Michael runs his own Amazon Managed Services Agency called Cartology, and he loves it. He now spends his time helping his clients translate their brand story into highly engaging product listings and artfully utilizes Amazon’s Advertising Platform to insert their brand into the conversations consumers are having with them.Worst investment everMichael started selling back in 2010 when he was working a job that he hated. He was able to build an e-commerce business while working this other job. He finally quit and went into entrepreneurship full time and launched on multiple channels, including eBay, Amazon, and Sears.The business owner without any business skillsMichael was not a trained business person. His college degree was in Asian Studies. So he built this business not knowing anything about it. He got an accountant friend to teach him some finance basics.Doing whatever it took to succeedMichael had this desire to grow his business and almost desperate to take whatever means possible. He had this idea of what he thought success looked like, and the success of his business was very closely tied to his self-worth. So if his business wasn’t succeeding, he wasn’t succeeding.A couple of years into his business, Michael didn’t have the cash he needed; it was tied up on credit cards, inventory, paying himself and other people. So he placed immense pressure upon himself to get his business to perform.The worst deal everMichael thought that pumping in money into the business would help. So he started researching places to get money. And, of course, the easiest places to get money are cash advance merchants. Michael went ahead and locked in on one and got an advance of $14,000. Unfortunately, while he did a pretty good job researching the merchants, he did not examine the deal itself.The deal was terrible. Michael had to pay monthly payments and tons of interest upfront. It was the day after he signed the papers that he realized he had made a colossal mistake. After he reread the terms and conditions, he realized that it was a terrible deal.Lessons learnedSometimes you just need to sit through your problemsSometimes you can’t get out of your own crap; you’re just stuck in it. Just sit in it and look at what you are doing and where the problem is. Find a solution slowly instead of acting so quickly.Money doesn’t solve all problemsWhen you’re having problems in your business, putting in more money will not necessarily make the problems go away. The solution is to find out what is causing these problems.Andrew’s takeawaysJoin a community of fellow entrepreneursWhen you’re an entrepreneur, it can be very lonely because you have no one to share your fears and struggles with. Find a community that you can be part of to help you tackle these difficulties instead of trying to do it all by yourself. Your problems won’t go away, but you can use your community as a resource.Go to your trusted friendWhen you face challenges, you need to explore all the options to overcome them. The best way to do that is to find someone you trust, sit down, and talk about your challenges.Actionable adviceRunning a business can be very stressful. So now and then, take a step away from that, take a breather, sit in a park and journal or walk around, think, talk out loud, pray, whatever it is that you want to do, and just try to gather yourself. Secondly, find someone who you trust, be honest with them and ask for their help. Then listen, don’t just ask for help; listen to what they say if you trust them.No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsMichael’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to be able to help more people. The goal is to double his clients. Michael is also about to launch a podcast and a blog that he intends to use to be seen as a trusted source of information. He wants to help people create real honest growth.Parting words “Take your time, people.”Michael Maher [spp-transcript] Connect with Michael MaherLinkedInFacebookWebsiteAndrew’s booksHow to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock MarketMy Worst Investment Ever9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemTransform Your Business with Dr.Deming’s 14 PointsAndrew’s online programsValuation Master ClassHow to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock MarketFinance Made Ridiculously SimpleBecome a Great Presenter and Increase Your InfluenceTransform Your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 PointsConnect with Andrew Stotz:astotz.comLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeMy Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Ep 7: Radiotherapy for prostate cancer w/ Dr. Michael Maher
The Answers for Cancers
This week we discuss Radiotherapy with Dr. Michael Maher, Dr. Maher qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons and completed his radiation oncology training in St Lukes Hospital Dublin, the Institut de Cancérologie Gustave-Roussy, and Institut Curie. He established the first private radiotherapy centre in Ireland in 1995 when he joined the Mater Private Hospital. Dr Maher is a leader in the field of prostate seed implantation and established the first programme of its kind in Ireland. In 2010 Dr Maher was appointed as the Chairman of the Cancer Centre at the Mater Private and has oversight for the provision of cancer care throughout the hospital. Dr Maher’s vision for the cancer centre is to provide personalised care to patients living with a cancer diagnosis whilst offering the most recent treatments and technology to ensure the best possible outcome.
Why Agencies Let You Down with Michael Maher of Cartology #154
My Amazon Guy
Michael Maher runs Cartology, a full service Amazon agency, and speaks to the heart of how agencies often let down clients. We dive right in on this issue. There's a lot of meat to this conversation. Michael: "We do that by translating your brand story onto Amazon in a way that engages your audience, increases awareness, and generates revenue and focuses on profitability."Michael talks agency expectations. It's always the agency's fault client expectations are not met.Amazon sellers over estimate how fast sales will come from on Amazon. It requires signficiant capital in the beginning. Amazon seller support is not trained on how to problem solve. "They are meant to be a dam, to slow the flow."Amazon is leaving a hole open for competition. They are hard to beat because they are willing to spend and spend to grow and have low prices and high expectations with consumers. But this same thing happened with eBay because they put customers before suppliers. They should be equally important. How to grow Amazon sales?Major weight to advertising. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/myamazonguy)
How to Find Your Mission - Service Oriented is the Perfect Key w/ Michael Maher
Coffee with T on Confident Strides
Michael explained to Tonia in order to find his mission in life he first asked "what skill sets do I have?" They talked about the difference between Amazon and Ebay. Micheal also shared how Cartology has a service oriented approach which is guided by his personal relationship to God. Michael owns a Amazon Managed Services Agency. They translate your brand story into highly engaging product listings and artfully utilize Amazon's Advertising Platform to insert your brand into the conversations consumers are having with them. Coffee With T interviews are always free but if you would like to show your support, by all means, BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Coffeewitht or Would you like to support the show? SUPPORT: https://bit.ly/37qE8pO Links Michael mentioned: WEBSITE: https://www.thinkcartology.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/immichaelmaher/ International Justice Mission: https://www.ijm.org/ #ConfidentStrides #coffeewitht #toniatyler Our video podcast “Coffee with T” is a 20-minute conversational interview on different topics ranging from intellectual and emotional subject matter to business and entertainment to foster empowerment in others. I believe everyone has story to share. By creating this platform, people can share their story, wisdom and insight; gain exposure and allow their voices to be heard. Our parent company: Confident Strides, believes that if you strengthen the core of an individual, other domains to include relationships and vocation will flourish as a natural byproduct of that empowerment. Confident Strides is not just a name; it’s a lifestyle! Connect with COFFEE With T via Confident Strides: WEBSITE: Coming Soon! Like the Confident Strides Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3fqJYdW Follow Confident Strides on INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/3iZiWfV Connect with Tonia on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3dZ3s90 Watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3iEhlev PLEASE NOTE: We are currently shifting our videos to the Coffee With T Channel from our Confident Strides YouTube Channel. We have two additional playlists of interviews we invite you to check out. https://bit.ly/2Zv4jJJ Share with us: What was one of your favorite takeaways from today's show?--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/confidentstrides/support
Discover 2 Powerful Strategies To Successfully Use Amazon In Your eCommerce Business (Featuring Michael Maher)
eCommerce Mastery | Learn eCom, Business & Marketing with Dropified
Michael Maher is a musician turned business owner. Yes, he once dreamed of being a rockstar, dropping out of college at one point to pursue band life, but failed. After going back and finishing college he felt directionless. Then he started working his way up in Starbucks towards a role that was ultimately unfulfilling and when he arrived in that role, he had an epiphany; he hated it. So he decided to get out. He used his knowledge of selling music gear on ebay and the guide of a mentor to launch his own eCommerce business! He made a $2k investment and began growing his business on ebay. After nurturing this burgeoning company for a year, he took a leap of faith. He quit his job at Starbucks and started down the path of entrepreneurship.He launched an Amazon eCommerce business and developed a multi-channel strategy, with Amazon being the most dominant. Amidst double digit growth for 6 straight years and a peak of almost $400k in sales, something was still missing. Eventually, circumstances brought him to a crossroads and he decided to take another leap of faith and pivot the business. He went from selling to helping other businesses sell on Amazon using his tried and true Amazon eCommerce strategies.Now, he runs his own Amazon Managed Services Agency. He translates your brand story into highly engaging product listings and artfully leverages Amazon's Advertising Platform to insert your brand into the conversations consumers are having with them.He routinely manages 6 figure ad spend on AAP, launches new brands, achieves 1st page search results, and reinstates suspended accounts. Be it taking a Vendor account from $0 to $21k in POs or taking a Seller account down 50% to up 10% YOY (in 60 days), he is a committed problem solver.Website | https://www.thinkcartology.com/⚒ Tool(s) Mentioned During The ShowThink Cartology | https://www.thinkcartology.com/⚙️ Resources For eCommerceDropified | https://www.dropified.com/Podcast Special | https://www.dropified.com/podcast-specialDropified Supplements On Demand | https://www.dropified.com/supplements-on-demand/🎙 Subscribe to eCommerce MasterySpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPodcast AddictPodchaserDeezerListen Notes
London Senior Football Manager Michael Maher joined Mick and Ross for a chat on all things Gaelic Football in London. We got an insight into the issues that London GAA has to deal with and Michael speaks about his hopes for this season and for London Football going forward.
104 Daily Dose - Michael Maher’s Secret Weapon REVEALED with Michael J. Maher and Sheri Maher
Episode: 104 Title: Daily Dose - Michael Maher’s Secret Weapon REVEALED with Michael J. Maher and Sheri Maher Host: Michael J. Maher Guest: Sheri Maher Description: Ever wonder how visionaries get so much done? How do they do it? They have a #2 that specializes in implementation, that’s how! Meet Michael Maher’s Implementer.....Sheri Maher! She shares with us: * Why the #2 is NOT an assistant * What does a great #2 focus on * What happens when the visionary and the implementer get in each others lanes * The Visionary lives on the Moon and the Implementer lives on planet Earth Both of these roles are very different, yet both are needed to move companies forward. Which one are you? How do you find that other component? (7L) Referral Strategies and Podcast Topics: Special Offer: Are you enjoying the Daily Dose? Join the larger conversation inside our private Facebook group by going to www.Facebook.com/groups/JoinGenGen. See you there!
Stop Chasing Leads & Start Attracting Referrals Through Generosity with Michael Maher
Real Estate Marketing Dude
If you spend your days chasing leads because that s what some guru told you to do, it won t be long before you re burned out and looking for another business. The truth is, you can stop prospecting today and start attracting clients through referrals. Michael Maher is the master trainer and real estate consultant behind ReferCo, a system for attracting referrals based on a philosophy of generosity and appreciation. His real estate career began in 1999, and within three years, Michael had done 187 transactions as a solo agent, netting $1M. He shares his strategies for attracting business in 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals, the #1 book in the real estate sales category on Amazon for the last nine years. On this episode of the Real Estate Marketing Dude, Michael joins me to explain how turn clients into true brand ambassadors by maximizing one-on-one AND one-to-many relationships. He shares his like + like = 2 loves formula for generating referrals and discusses how to create a business model based on making people feel awesome not awkward. Listen in for Michael s insight on designing an event-based business, giving personalized gifts, and playing the referral game TO WIN. Today s Topics Michael s early success as an agent + what inspired 7L Transforming clients into true brand ambassadors Maximizing one-to-one AND one-to-many relationships Michael s like + like = 2 loves formula for referrals A business model based on making people feel awesome Why Michael doesn t believe in asking for referrals Michael s advice on creating an event-based business Why gifts should be personalized to the individual Building systems around generosity and appreciation Connect with Michael Learn more about Michael at referco.com or check out the Referrals Podcast at thegengen.com/podcast. Resources 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals by Michael J. Maher Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute Rick Steves Travel Guides Closing Table Mastermind Real Closers on Facebook Brand You Real Estate Marketing Dude REMD on Facebook REMD on Instagram REMD on YouTube The post Stop Chasing Leads & Start Attracting Referrals Through Generosity with Michael Maher appeared first on Real Estate Marketing Dude.