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Mel Abraham #1 Bestselling Author of The Entrepreneur's Solution and Founder of Thoughtpreneur Academy reveals all of his influence, thought leadership, business and entrepreneur building strategies. Discover how to design, create and build your expert, thought leader business (online and offline) so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want. Mel believes that businesses are started to create community, support society and live your dreams. It’s where possibility meets reality again and we can bring our dreams out of the darkness and breath life into them again. Mel is a CPA by education but an entrepreneur by exhilaration and a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life. Mel has built, bought and sold successful businesses for decades and is currently a strategic mentor and board member for many businesses. Mel is a globally sought-after mentor and speaker including being seen on Larry King. He has also been called the “thought leader to thought leaders”!

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Mel Abraham #1 Bestselling Author of The Entrepreneur's Solution and Founder of Thoughtpreneur Academy reveals all of his influence, thought leadership, business and entrepreneur building strategies. Discover how to design, create and build your expert, thought leader business (online and offline) so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want. Mel believes that businesses are started to create community, support society and live your dreams. It’s where possibility meets reality again and we can bring our dreams out of the darkness and breath life into them again. Mel is a CPA by education but an entrepreneur by exhilaration and a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life. Mel has built, bought and sold successful businesses for decades and is currently a strategic mentor and board member for many businesses. Mel is a globally sought-after mentor and speaker including being seen on Larry King. He has also been called the “thought leader to thought leaders”!

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Great show! As entrepreneur I really appreciate the topics!

Great Show

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I stumbled upon this show, and boy am I glad. Very inspirational and lots of value added here.

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Great podcast!

By Gene_HPLN - Jan 30 2016
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Great show! As entrepreneur I really appreciate the topics!

Great Show

By AnissaMac - Jan 29 2016
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I stumbled upon this show, and boy am I glad. Very inspirational and lots of value added here.
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The Entrepreneur's Solution

Latest release on Mar 30, 2017

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Rank #1: TES 002 - The 5 Keys to Mastering Your Business

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SUMMARY:

There are basic fundamental principles about business that you need to understand. Mastering your business requires mastering the basics. It will drive your business and escalate your success. There will be changes and shifts in market dynamics, legislation, preferences and other factors that influence a business. If you build a strong foundation for a business, we can easily respond to the changes that enable us to handles the downslopes and take advantages of new opportunities.

Business Mastery Roadmap Framework

When it comes to business, five basic things must be figured out.

1. Marketing: Every business needs marketing and sales process. This is the process by which you will reach out to your customers.

For marketing, these are required:

·       Customers: Who are your customers and what do they really want? We need to identify their habits, demographics, location and every other specific detail.

·       Communication: Create messages that allow you to communicate with your target market from a logical as well as an emotional stand point.

·       Connection: Understand how you will connect with your market. It is necessary to connect with them at a visceral emotional level by understanding every little detail about them.

2. Mechanics: Mechanics is about the business and how you run it? It is about the roles, rules and reporting around your business.

·       Roles: When you start a business as a solopreneur, you play all the roles but after a certain point—even if you don't want to—you will have to let go of control and transfer your roles and it might be difficult. It is very important to know how to delegate the right roles to the right person.

·       Rules: There are several rules for play in a business. You will have to understand and know all the legal rules and they are different everywhere.

·       Reporting: These reports tell how good the business is doing, your accounts receivable and your profit and loss reporting.

3. Money: If we do business correctly, money will just follow. It deals with:

·       The Flows: How cash is flowing in and out from your business.

·       The Financial Statements: Understanding the financial end of a business. Learn financial terms, ratios and how to read financial statements like the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and the cash flow statement.

·       The Finale: Know your end game. Do you want to sell, pass on, continue to run or let go of your business at some point?

4. Mindset: Mindset is all about- Why we do business? It is about three things:

·       Identity: Who are we and where do we stand in the marketplace?

·       Influence: Understanding the dynamics between customers, team members, vendors and other people.

·       Impact: The higher purpose of your business. Having impact with your product and services, creating a value that is greater than just goods and services, and creating something mission driven for the community.

5. Model: This is the business model itself. It is how you create, capture, campaign and cultivate value. Value is created by exchanging products and services. Create value for your customers, team, vendors, staff, management, executives, investors and for yourself.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.tumblr.com/

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Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabraham

Tweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAb

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Website: http://MelAbraham.com

Jan 04 2015

32mins

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Rank #2: TES 003 - Myths That Can Destroy Your Business & Steal Your Dreams

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SUMMARY:

This is the very first introductory episode of the Entrepreneur's Solution. In this session, we talk about the show, its target audience, topics that you can expect in future episodes.

Creating, building and scaling a meaningful business can bring back possibilities into our lives—giving us the courage to live the life that we dreamed—while having an impact on the society that we live in.

This show is for aspiring as well as established entrepreneurs of any scale. It's for businesses and entrepreneurs who want to shift the way they do things so as to create more profit, fans and freedom. The street proven principles, strategies and frameworks you will learn in every episode are well-tested and backed by experience.

The episodes will work as:

  • First 7–10 episodes will introduce the proven businesses principles that I've used. That includes important principles, frameworks as well as the information to do business at a level that doesn't suck the life out of you.
  • After that, we are going to dig deep into multiple aspects that a business presents. We will dig into aspects like marketing, mechanics, money, mindset and business model.
  • Through the show, I want to be your entrepreneurial mentor. You can ask me questions at www.askmelnow.com and a future show will have those questions answered. Remember, that this show is for you to gain the skills, tools, strategies and tactics to accelerate your success.
  • The show will also include periodic guest entrepreneurs. We will be talking about their business and the lessons that they've learned.
  • The show will include key practical takeaways that you can execute. These will drive you towards your dream.
  • I will also share some tools like worksheets, summary sheets that you can use in your everyday business.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.tumblr.com/

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SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW

Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabraham

Tweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAb

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LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melhabraham

Website: http://MelAbraham.com

Jan 04 2015

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Rank #3: TES 052 - The Top 10 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham summarizes the elements of habits and then shares the top 10 habits of successful entrepreneurs with the help of what is known as The Entrepreneurial Ten.

Here are the top 10 habits of very successful entrepreneurs:

  1. Service: The ultra-successful entrepreneurs come from a place of service, and what they are trying to do is make an impact on the lives of people. So, you should schedule your activities not just for financial reasons but in order to have a positive effect on the society and the people around you.
  2. State: Along with the state of their mindset, they have their health, vibrancy and energetic state in the highest levels. So, it gives them the energy and resilience to manage and deal with high-stress obstacles in their journey.
  3. Self-aware: As they dedicate time to evaluate themselves, they are aware of their strengths and weaknesses. If there are gaps, they invest their time in self-development for a continuous personal growth.
  4. Strive: They are goal-oriented, and very clear on what they want, what success is for them and their process to get to where they want to be.
  5. Standards: Successful entrepreneurs have a set of standards and after they put it in place, they don’t compromise it. They follow it and raise the bar to a very high level.
  6. Strategic: Making flippant choices or having their decisions squandered is not something that the uber-successful entrepreneurs do. Their decisions and actions are strategic and it aims to push their mission and vision in the right path.
  7. Search: They constantly search for opportunities to grow and their desire to be better is continuous. You will find them looking for new and better ways to serve.
  8. Survey: They survey internally and externally to get feedback. So, they look at their business and customer continuously. The information helps them move up.
  9. Support: The most successful entrepreneurs always have mentors who help them avoid pitfalls with the help of real and related experiences of their own.
  10. Schedule: They schedule everything—from achievements to success—so that it is all in place and has been calendared. Everything is planned and assigned a date.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

____________________

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabrahamTweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAbInstagram: http://instagram.com/legacyentrepreneurLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melhabrahamWebsite: http://MelAbraham.com

Jan 19 2016

29mins

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Rank #4: TES 071 - 4 Ways to Make Money with What You Know

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, talks about the four different ways that you can share what you know to generate income. You are going to learn about the four primary business models and get an introduction about how you can scale and leverage it.

Why this is important is because if you don’t get it right, you get tired, have no impact and there is no future with what it is you’ve got to work with. But when we get it right, you will feel a greater flow, you will be valued higher and it leads to better income.

So, the things that you need to know are:

  • What fits with you: How you want your life to be in this lifestyle business
  • Create curriculum and process: Package your knowledge properly to be effective
  • Scale vs leverage: How you leverage what you know versus scaling and growing everything together
The Practice Spectrum

This framework helps you decide on the type of practice that you can do. On one axis there’s ‘process’ and on the other it’s ‘intellectual property access’.

  • 1 to 1: It is the hours for dollars model. You have a specific hourly rate and you swap your time for it. It has a limit to it when it comes to increasing your income as there are limited number of hours in a day. You have to think about moving up from here.
  • 1 to Many: There are different ways you can do one to many like with seminars, speaking sessions, online video/audio. A lot of times it is in speaking sessions where you impact many people with a single content that you deliver.
  • 1 to Few: It’s about giving more access to you. So you limit the number to small groups. It is higher priced as you give more access to your intellectual property, wisdom and knowledge.
  • Many to Many: A higher level situation that you need to build up before trying. You can go many to many by licensing your process. Train other people about your results, procedures and frameworks so they can deliver for you.

We will talk about Scaling and Leveraging a Practice in the next episode but to set the lay of the land, there are four primary ways of business models: (1) Time, (2) Product, (3) Hybrid and (4) License based.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of BusinessBreakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helpsentrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build thelifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought afterentrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlikemany other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everythinghe teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and soldnumerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as hisclients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The ModernMillionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur,Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and havegenerated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, rangingfrom large corporations to startups and small family-ownedbusinesses.

Mel is a true believer in theentrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” isthe paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to livinglife bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is aweekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show whereentrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all ofhis business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one ofour time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not onlyteaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design,create and build your business so it gives you the life andlifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the freeentrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blogon Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabraham Tweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAbInstagram: http://instagram.com/legacyentrepreneur LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melhabraham Website: http://MelAbraham.com

Jul 06 2016

28mins

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Rank #5: TES 014 - Oh My What a Marketing Mistake - Lesson Learned

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This session is a bit different. Mel Abraham shares with you a tale of irresponsible marketing that I experienced recently. The goal is to understand what marketing should be really about, how we can set it for success and the ways to create connection with customers and your team.

The Tale of Irresponsible Marketing

I worked with a service provider that helped me to reach and connect with my customers. Within a week, the CEO makes a blog post which starts out as "Death of the business name". It reflects on how the company's creator looks back at his four year old business and realizes that he secretly despised it. This story spans to three posts over a week and it keeps the clients in suspense about the future of the company.

The idea behind it was to create suspense, generate attention and then share their re-structuring plans. The post generated a lot of attention in a negative way. The way it was presented, abused the pristine client-provider relationship.  He should have started with the re-structuring idea instead of polarizing the customer-base.

Lessons that came out of this irresponsible marketing effort

First we need to understand the objectives of marketing.

- It's to create relationships that will convert into sales.

There are 5 objectives:

  1. To capture the market's attention so they notice what you have to offer and how it'll make a difference in their life.
  2. To communicate with empathy to show that you care about the customers, clients and your team.
  3. To create deep seated loyalty by offering your customers a solution that doesn't just solve the issue but also creates a bigger vision for them.
  4. To convey low risk opportunity or entry point for your customers to do business with you.
  5. To connect emotionally so that your customers are with you because they believe in you.

The five questions we need to ask when deciding to go on a marketing campaign:

  1. Is it responsible?
  2. Is it caring and compassionate?
  3. Is it respectful?
  4. Does it build trust?
  5. Does what you are doing create a positive buzz and will people will talk about it?     

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

____________________

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW

Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabraham

Tweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAb

Instagram: http://instagram.com/legacyentrepreneur

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melhabraham

Website: http://MelAbraham.com

Mar 03 2015

31mins

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Rank #6: TES 046 - Where Does Your Greatness Lie

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham answers a question about how to figure out what your gifts are and what you should be doing. So today, we deal with The Greatness Framework that helps you pin-point where your greatness actually lies and the things that you should be focusing your energy on to have the greatest impact and fulfillment.

The Greatness Framework


  • Understand what your talents and skills are. To really find your greatness, discover the level of uniqueness that you can take to the marketplace. You might have accumulated your talents or the things that you are good at from school, with education, by reading and researching, or from your life experiences and mistakes. The things that you are good at can be in areas like design, technology or just anything else. These are the skills that even other people know that you are good at and they come looking for you when they need that specific talent. This is what you are going to monetize in the future.
  • Identify the opportunity where you can use your talents to serve, shift and make a difference. The intersection of your skill and the opportunity to impact positively is called your Niche, and it is imperative that you identify the niche that you can serve with excellence. So, marry and match your special abilities with the opportunities that might exist out there.
  • Next, you should have the action and discipline which is the over-arching beam that brings together everything mentioned above. Today, those who have the ability to make a tremendous impact are lacking in success because they are missing this special ingredient. So, in order to bring success and cash flow into your game, you must have the discipline to work countless hours, and sweat blood and tears, and finally find the success that you are seeking for.

Also, identify the intersection between your skills and the action which is Development—where you grow with what you already know by putting it into use. Similarly, the marriage between discipline and opportunity is Monetization—where you find the ability to have an impact and create a lucrative gig.

Finally, the sole focal point that everything intersects in is where your greatness lies. It is the union of: Talents/Skills, Opportunities, and Action & Discipline.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW

Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabrahamTweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAbInstagram: http://instagram.com/legacyentrepreneurLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melhabrahamWebsite: http://MelAbraham.com

Dec 02 2015

23mins

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Rank #7: TES 041 - How to Have a Difficult Conversation

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham digs into the 9 elements of a conversation which is about how we can have a meaningful discussion. This episode is the second part of a two part series on communication. This one covers The Resolution Roadmap and it helps us understand how we can have a difficult conversation with others.

The Resolution Roadmap

It is about learning, clarifying and understanding the opening, conversation and completion of a dialogue.

Opening

  • Issue: At first, you need to learn what the issue is. Share or discover the challenges by asking or telling explicitly.
  • Example: Seek to clarify by giving a specific situation or example. Instead of being generic, you will have to specifically mention the challenges and the issues.
  • Concern: Share your concern without accusing the other party. Make sure that they understand what the concerns are.

Conversation

  • Importance: They should understand why it is important for us to have a good resolution. Create a dialogue where you connect and explain what the importance is.
  • Personal: Clarify the personal side of it without them feeling attacked. Allow them to own the issue and you should also own what you brought to the situation. Take the responsibility of your contributions and you will have the ability to shift it.
  • Listen: Give them the opportunity to voice their understandings and concerns. You need to listen, see where it goes without interrupting and don't get caught in the details.

Completion

  • Curiosity: After hearing their positions and concerns, you have the opportunity to tell them where they are not right. But instead of keeping score or attacking them with words, you can use language patterns which tells them that you are curious and you want to understand the situation better.
  • Resolution: In some cases, we might need to dictate a resolution; but to create something that is embraced by people, we need to jointly come up with a solution. This is how you find a meaningful resolution.
  • Agreement: After creating a resolution, come to an agreement so that you can move forward. At the end, the needs of all the people invested in the conversation should be met.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

____________________

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Join Mel's FB Fans: https://www.facebook.com/melhabrahamTweet Mel: http://twitter.com/MelHAbInstagram: http://instagram.com/legacyentrepreneurLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/melhabrahamWebsite: http://MelAbraham.com

Oct 27 2015

20mins

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Rank #8: TES 047 - 2 Forces That Drive Your Success

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham shares a model dealing with the two forces and the four zones that drive your success. When it comes to assessing where you are in life in terms of business, health, finances and relationships you can make use of the two success drivers: 1)Action and 2)Focus and they give you an indication of where you stand. These two forces that drive your success helps you in knowing where you are currently and what you should do to push towards where you want to be in life.

The two forces of success along with the four indication zones can be better understood with the help of the following quadrant model:

The Success Zone Evaluator

On one side of it is action, and on the other is focus. Depending on how you score on these two factors, you lie in one of the following four zones:


  • Frozen Zone: With very little focus and action, the people that are here are doing nothing to vitalize their life and are spending the time that they have on things that don't contribute to any type of positive results. They have been squandering away the years on things that may erode their health, business, relationship and wealth.
  • Scattered Zone: If you rank here, then you are full of energy but you lack the focus to invest the energy in a particular direction. Sporadic results are common in the scattered zone where there may be momentary successes but they are not sustainable. Instead of shifting gears regularly, you have to create systems in place to focus your energy and trigger yourself for productivity gains.
  • Hope Zone: People who hope all day long instead of taking action is in this zone. They are hoping, they stare at things, and all they know is where they want to be and what they would like to have. Identifying the goals isn't enough because we need to have a process in place for you to take action so you find yourself in a better and successful position.
  • Success Zone: When you have high focus and high action that is moving you towards the direction of triumph, you are in this zone. You are someone who has a conservative focus that moves you forward. High performers and achievers who know where they want to go and are pushing their actions to take them there are the folks in the success zone.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Dec 07 2015

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Rank #9: TES 011 - Blow Through the Obstacles in Your Path

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In this episode, Mel Abraham continue our journey down the three phases of business life by digging further into Stage 1 of Phase 1 which is the Decide stage. We talk about the obstacles and challenges that may come up and the ways to navigate them:

1. Are you in the right business?

The right business is the one that is driven by your passion and vision. It serves at a greater level helping people shift their lives, and get solutions for their problems.

2. Financing: "I don't have the money to start a business".

There are different ways to access funds like debt, bootstrapping, crowdfunding and angel funding. We need to think about our capital requirements, costs as well as the legal costs.

3. I have a hard time finding customers.

To find the right customers you have to create loyalty, connection and relationships. Deliver customer promise by connecting with them at an emotional level. Know where your customers hang out, communicate and understand what they are looking for.

 4. When do I quit my day job?

Before you quit your day job, you have to have a sensible plan and the financial foundation to back you and your family during lean times. Make sure that the cash flowing in from your part-time endeavor is at least 30% of what you're making.

5. Should I be an entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur means being comfortable with psychological obstacles. Every day an entrepreneur needs to stand with one foot in the bank deposit line and the other in the unemployment line.

6. Obstacles with respect to legal, tax and money management.

Always make sure that you have proper legal advice. Get your taxes paid up front with a system in-place and get educated about book keeping.

7. Imposter syndrome

You get this fear that you're going to be found out, you're not good enough, and maybe you shouldn't be doing this. Don't suppress this self-doubt but deal with it and overpower it.

8. How do we deal with staffing? Who do we hire? How do we hire?

Do value based hiring, coaching and if necessary, firing. Make sure you hire people who have the same or similar values.

9. What is your competitive positioning?

Turn around and stand out in the world while avoiding being just another widget. Think about your competitive positioning and remember your customer and brand promise.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.tumblr.com/

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Feb 10 2015

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Rank #10: TES 018 - How Entrepreneurs Face Down Fear

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham deals with something that many of us struggle with and it is fear. We talk about what fear is, its causes and the ways to tackle it. As an entrepreneur, you will have a constant battle to tackle fear and anxiety. Fear causes paralysis and it blinds our mind's capacity to see the options in front of us. You focus on the wrong things.

Here are six reasons that result in fear and the ways to tackle them:

1. Lack of Clarity

When you don't know where to start or when you feel that you don't know enough, it causes fear. Be clear on where you want to go, what and why you want to do it, and the people that will help you.

2. Lack of Information

We don't know what to do when we don't have enough information. In today's technological world, information is everywhere. Just google it and find information, how-tos and everything else on the internet.

3. Lack of Commitment

To be successful, you can't just do it sometimes as a part time. Have a side gig, but make it full time by focusing on it on a regular and systematic basis. Commit fully to the business, idea and the value you are looking to create.

4. Lack of Action

A majority of problems in business are a result of bad decisions or executions. People freeze as they are afraid to take the wrong action. But taking an action does not put you in concrete. The key is to take action and consistently execute.

5. Lack of Support

You will not only need professional support in your business but emotional support from your loved ones as well. Enroll such people in your mission and purpose to move forward. Communicate with them if you feel that you're not getting the support and they will rally behind you.

6. Lack of a Backup Plan

Plans don't always go as planned. Having alternatives means you have figured out possible outcomes, risks and obstacles, and the ways to navigate through them. Keep the destination the same but have multiple ways to reach it. When the first plan is not working, you will have a backup plan.  

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

____________________

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Website: http://MelAbraham.com

May 07 2015

19mins

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Rank #11: TES 045 - Bringing Gratitude Into Your Life

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In this special episode released on Thanksgiving week, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham talks about bringing gratitude into your life. Being thankful impacts more than just your personal life as it reflects in your business and society.

The framework is about how to make the habit of being grateful a part of your life, business and everything.

The Gratitude Grid

Internal

  • Notice: We are able to notice the good and bad things in life, but it is a matter of what we pay our attention to. Without ignoring the bad, intentionally notice the good that comes in our path.
  • Humility: It is imperative to be modest and respectful while putting away your ego. Your modesty attracts many towards you, and the respect you have for others will make you humble which in turn will help you become grateful towards the things in life.
  • Commit: Really commit to showing gratitude, and stop perpetuating the negativity that might exist around your life. Instead of complaining, criticizing and judging, break that pattern and commit to it.

Activity

  • Journal: Journal everyday at the same time to write about the five things that you are grateful for. Those things might repeat or change but you should truly feel, reflect and appreciate them.
  • Compliment: Without having ulterior motives, introduce complimenting words as a part of your everyday vocabulary. Don't miss the opportunities where you can honestly compliment others—that you know or don't know—at least three times a day.
  • Cause: Find the external thing that is driving you and go out there to give back. It should be something that is beyond your accomplishments, and do it so that the lives that you have touched are better because of you.

Practice

  • Transform: Your negative associations and memories should be transformed into positives. When they are triggered, you have something warm and fond to remember. Transforming them might be complex but over time it is possible.
  • Learn: Get to know about other people and things so that you can grow as a person, intellect and a force in the society. Learn something new every day.
  • Sincerity: Be sincere while being grateful. Do not do it just as a checklist, but do it with authenticity. If you really mean it, you end up feeling much better.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

____________________

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Nov 24 2015

23mins

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Rank #12: TES 085 - How to Make Sure People Know Your Value

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, talks about your value because if you don't get value right no one sees you, people don't have interest in you and there is no sale. However, if you get it right, you're seen by your marketplace and the potential folks trying to hire you, people are curious and want to know more, and ultimately they buy.

Here are the 3 things that you need to know:

  1. Transformation drives value
  2. Process gives confidence
  3. Results create certainty
The Value Articulator

This framework allows you to articulate your value so that you are able to speak to your audience in a succinct way.

  1. Who: Who do you help? This is our market.
  2. What: What results do you help people get?
  3. How: How do you help? This is the process.
  • Problems: When you talk about who and what together, it’s really about the problems you solve.
  • Transformation: It’s between what and who. We get transformation by matching the people we work with, with the process that works.
  • Distinction: It is what the results are that we get and how we get them.
The Value Articulator Template

This is a template that you can use to answer who, what, how along with the distinction that you have when compared to others.

Here is how it works:

I help [X] do [Y] so that [Z], unlike [A] because of [B].

X – Who do you help Y – What do you help with Z – What results you help get A – Customer alternatives B – Your Distinction

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of BusinessBreakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helpsentrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build thelifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought afterentrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlikemany other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everythinghe teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and soldnumerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as hisclients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The ModernMillionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur,Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and havegenerated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, rangingfrom large corporations to startups and small family-ownedbusinesses.

Mel is a true believer in theentrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” isthe paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to livinglife bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is aweekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show whereentrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all ofhis business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one ofour time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not onlyteaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design,create and build your business so it gives you the life andlifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the freeentrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blogon Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Dec 07 2016

20mins

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Rank #13: TES 081 - How to Build a Personal Brand

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, talks about how you can brand yourself and create a personal brand so that you become that premium provider who is sought after because what you know makes a big difference in people’s lives.

If you don’t get this right, there is going to be tons of friction, you will start to feel isolated and ultimately you will be invisible. If you get it right, you will be in this natural state of flow, you will create a community and you find yourself in demand. So what you need to realize is that deeper thinking leads to valuable impact, your positioning is intentional and you need to have platform obsession.

The Influencer’s Evolution

There are 6 stages to it:

  1. Purpose: What is your purpose? You are it. This is really about you. If you don’t get it right, you will find friction in life and if you get it right, you end up with flow.
  2. Perspective: This is about what you know. You know it. It will be a drain if you don’t have a process to it and if you do, then it gives you distinction.
  3. Positioning: Positioning is about them. They see it. If you don’t do it properly, you are invisible but you will be in demand if you do it in a proper fashion.
  4. Platform: They get it, your stuffs and solutions. If it’s not properly done, you will be isolated but if when it’s done right, you’re building a community who will champion you forward.
  5. Prosperity: This is about the rewards. We value it. If we don’t know what is going on, then you will be unfulfilled versus being fulfilled when you get it right.
  6. Plan: We see it and we need to plan after we get the five mentioned above right. If you don’t plan properly, we get random results. But if we keep the five in mind and make the right plans, we end up with predictable and deliberate results.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of BusinessBreakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helpsentrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build thelifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought afterentrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlikemany other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everythinghe teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and soldnumerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as hisclients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The ModernMillionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur,Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and havegenerated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, rangingfrom large corporations to startups and small family-ownedbusinesses.

Mel is a true believer in theentrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” isthe paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to livinglife bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is aweekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show whereentrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all ofhis business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one ofour time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not onlyteaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design,create and build your business so it gives you the life andlifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the freeentrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blogon Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Nov 09 2016

28mins

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Rank #14: TES 086 - How to Be More Productive

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, talks about how you can be more productive with the help of successful rituals or habits in your life. If we don't get such rituals right, we find ourselves in a confused state, we are totally unfocused and we ultimately end up with no results. When we get it right, we have clarity, everything we do is intentional and we start to complete tasks.

So here are the 3 principles that you need to know:

  1. Focus precedes action
  2. Actions don’t equate to completion
  3. Fulfillment is your true currency

The Productivity Sphere

This framework will allow you to divide your time in the morning and later in the day. Each activity gets a maximum of 90 minutes. The activity doesn’t have to be the same for everyone. You can use this as a reference to create your own sphere of productivity.

In the AM

  • Creativity: This is the time to be creative. You can spend the time generating ideas and writing them down. It is not necessary that you do it as the first thing in the morning.
  • Exercise: The time for exercise is largely important. It energizes you and brings vibrancy back in your life.
  • Team: This is the time that you separate for your team. Do they need something from you so that they can carry on with their work?
  • Strategy: Sit back and look at your strategies. What are the plans that are and aren’t working, the things that you need to tweak?
  • MIF: Most Important First. When you have a lot of things to do or are procrastinating, list them out and do the ones that are most important.

In the PM

  • Review: Look back and review the day. Think about how you did your daily tasks and carried on with your strategy.
  • Wins: What are your wins for the day? Did you accomplish what you set out to? It’s a way to compliment ourselves.
  • Gratitude: Realize the things that you are truly, truly grateful for so that you create a chance to expand and grow from there.
  • Plan: What are the wins for tomorrow? What needs to take place for them? Who do I need help from?
  • Unplug: Shut the doors to your office and unplug. Be with your loved ones and rejuvenate yourselves so that you are ready to take on your morning rituals tomorrow.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of BusinessBreakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helpsentrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build thelifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought afterentrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlikemany other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everythinghe teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and soldnumerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as hisclients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The ModernMillionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur,Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and havegenerated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, rangingfrom large corporations to startups and small family-ownedbusinesses.

Mel is a true believer in theentrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” isthe paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to livinglife bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is aweekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show whereentrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all ofhis business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one ofour time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not onlyteaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design,create and build your business so it gives you the life andlifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the freeentrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blogon Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Dec 15 2016

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Rank #15: TES 008 - Find Your Distinction Through Your Strengths

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— Summary —

In this episode, we continue our discussion of the key decisions you need to make as an entrepreneur. Specifically in this episode we explore how to gain market distinction through your core strengths.

Of the three phases of business and product life framework, the first stage of the Think Up phase is the Decide stage and it comes before Idea. In this episode, we dive a bit deeper in the decisions you need to make as an entrepreneur.  We dig into the decide stage which relates to the concept of core strengths.

This concept of core strengths deals with three factors:

  1. What are your Abilities?
  2. What are your Interests?
  3. How to connect these with the Market Needs that you're going to serve?

If you look at these three as a circle or Venn diagram:

  • The intersection between the abilities and the interests is where your passion lies.
  • The intersection between the abilities and the needs is where the solution lies.
  • The intersection between the needs and the interests is where your potential lies.
  • The intersection between the abilities, the interests and the needs is your core strengths.

You need to ask certain questions to step in and understand your abilities, interests and needs. Answer these questions and journal them to get an overview:

Questions to Understand Abilities

  • What are your current and prior work and volunteering experiences?
  • What skills and talents come out of those experiences?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What kind of training do you have?
  • What kind of formal and informal education do you have?
  • Do you have a degree or do you attend seminars?
  • What types of skills do you quickly learn or what are you simply good at?

These things define and refine what your abilities are. You can ask about your abilities and skills to other people that know you or are close to you.

Questions to Understand Interests

  • When you think about what interests you, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
  • What do you read, shop for?
  • What TV shows/movies, music and audio that you prefer?
  • What do you do with your free time?
  • What are your favorite physical activities?
  • What is it that you always wanted to learn?
  • What are you curious about?
  • What intrigues you?
  • How do you define fun?
  • What's something that you've always wanted to do?
  • What training program do you want to go through?
  • If you day dream, what do you day dream about?

Market Needs: This defines the types of businesses that might fit with your abilities and interests. There are a number of types of business that exists. They are:

  • Advisory
  • Builder
  • Nurturer
  • Communicator
  • Entertainer
  • Investor/Owner
  • Organizer
  • Implementer/Administrator
  • Salesperson
  • Techno-Addict

When you look at these types, think about where and when your abilities and interests come to play. When you feed the needs of the marketplace with your unique abilities and interests, you create distinction which in-turn creates a level of strength and that is what we call Core Strength.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

____________________

THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.tumblr.com/

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Jan 27 2015

29mins

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Rank #16: TES 088 - Moving From Goal-Setting to Goal-Getting

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, talks about moving from goal-setting to goal-getting using something called The Achievement Ladder. If we are not focused on achievement and goal-getting, we end up with spotty success, we have a complete lack of drive and we start to stew pessimism. When we get it right, we will walk through the success gateway, we are hyper-driven and we approach things with a knowing.

Here are the 3 things that you need to know:

  1. Micro-successes are key
  2. Blame builds walls
  3. Positive expectancy
The Achievement Ladder

Goals are useless unless they are energized by emotion. They should be aligned with your vision and purpose. This ladder of achievement is meant to infuse you with the energy so you move from goals to success.

Personal Growth: At the very bottom of this framework is personal growth. In order for you to succeed, you need to be willing to do things and have that inherent desire to grow.

Perseverance
  • Purpose: Why are you doing this? Why do you want this goal? Write it down because purpose is effectively your emotional why.
  • Passion: What is the passion you bring to it? You got to have strong emotions behind it so that you and your team will get behind the mission.
  • Patience: Have the patience to continue on the path to build things. You can’t control everything but you need to have the patience to deal with the setbacks and move forward.
Practice
  • Plan: What are the bite-sized action steps that you have in place? You need to plan out the resources, people and help that you need in your journey.
  • People: Who are the people you need? Success is never a solitary pursuit. Think of the people you need like employees, team and customers.
  • Positivity: Have positive expectancy. Be idealistic as well as realistic. Come up with 2 to 3 emotionally compelling positive statements to bring you back to the center.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of BusinessBreakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helpsentrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build thelifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought afterentrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlikemany other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everythinghe teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and soldnumerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as hisclients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The ModernMillionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur,Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and havegenerated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, rangingfrom large corporations to startups and small family-ownedbusinesses.

Mel is a true believer in theentrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” isthe paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to livinglife bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is aweekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show whereentrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all ofhis business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one ofour time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not onlyteaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design,create and build your business so it gives you the life andlifestyle you want.

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Jan 17 2017

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Rank #17: TES 075 - How to Communicate Effectively

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, discusses how we can communicate effectively and shift people’s thinking. To get your point across to someone else’s mind you have to communicate in a way that is consistent and its effectiveness is measured by the results you get.

The challenges that we face if we don’t get this right is that we’re not heard, we have no impact and ultimately we end up not being fulfilled. On the other hand, if we get it right, it is music to our ears, and in the process you can shift people’s thinking and build a movement.

Here are the important things that you need to know:

  • Forget your bias and communicate beyond it to get your point across.
  • Need to touch all of the preferences and perspectives out there.
  • Use the right tools to bring it to life.
The Communication Pathways

In this framework, in the center of it all is insight. Then you will find detail thinkers versus big thinkers on the top and bottom respectively. Similarly, on the left and right respectively there is low emotion and high emotion.

Now, let us take a look at the four different communication pathways:

  1. Data Wonk: These are the people who are detail thinkers and want to see data, proof and numbers, and their choices are made from a low emotion standpoint. They are grounded, systematic and analytical.
  2. Storyteller: They are detail oriented but are emotional as well. They give a lot of detail and descriptive information that are memorable and compelling.
  3. Visionary: They have high emotion and are big thinkers so they are very passionate and idealistic. They are ready to take on problems or situations as they are visionary.
  4. Architect: They are the builders who are practical and will find simplicity on the other side of complexity. They will use processes and diagrams in their communication.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of BusinessBreakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helpsentrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build thelifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought afterentrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlikemany other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everythinghe teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and soldnumerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as hisclients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The ModernMillionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur,Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and havegenerated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, rangingfrom large corporations to startups and small family-ownedbusinesses.

Mel is a true believer in theentrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” isthe paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to livinglife bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is aweekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show whereentrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all ofhis business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one ofour time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not onlyteaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design,create and build your business so it gives you the life andlifestyle you want.

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Sep 20 2016

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Rank #18: TES 006 - Do You Have the Courage to Live Your Own Life?

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People say that we are on the edge and near disaster but actually, we are in the greatest times filled with opportunities. So much is happening and so many things are changing. At a time like this, it is really important to set the stage for what it is that we are going to do. There are two paths that you can take.

The first path is what the society believes it should be. You get a degree, then a job and wait for promotions to climb the corporate ladder, slowly. This has been done since a long time by a lot of people. But just because everyone does it, is it the right way to do it? This road is filled with stress that can negatively impact our health and well-being.

The second path is to design your life the way you wanted while having the courage to do so. Do it your way as long as it is moral, legal and you're not hurting anyone. It takes courage, boldness and the ability to step out of your comfort zone to take a different route than the rest. There will be people that laugh at you, torment, fight, ridicule, and criticize you. You need to be okay with that. You need to move forward and reach the other side that contains all the joy that you were looking for.

There will be struggle along the way, but if you are on the right journey with the right purpose, it won't feel like a struggle. It just feels like a part of the process, and you will be able to enjoy the journey and not just the destination. You might have hiccups on the way but if you make the right choices and decisions, you will find success.

One of the greatest regrets that people have during their last moments is not having the courage to live the life they wanted. We're not here to live a life of mediocrity. We're here to thrive and build something vibrant so at the end we can be happy and fulfilled about the life we lived.

When entrepreneurs have an idea, they run full-fledged with that idea to bring it to life but since they don't define every step they will be taking, years down the line, they will face hurdles and won't be able figure out why. The reason for this is that they weren't specific from the beginning. When you're focused on the numbers you lose people and the things that are really important, that drive the numbers. Always know that people matter in the process.    

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

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Jan 16 2015

15mins

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Rank #19: TES 020 - The Two Factors That Allow You to Charge More

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This episode #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham continues the discussion on the subject of value creation. We dive into these two frameworks: Value Sectoring Framework and Value Focus Framework.

Value Sectoring Model

Think about where you are in the context of what you provide to your customers and clients. Place it on two axes with one of them being the connection you have with clients and the other one is the distinction that exists for you in the marketplace.

There are four levels or quadrants in this model that we need to understand:

1.     Commodity: It is the lowest in terms of connection and distinction so it is easily replaceable. Things like loyalty and relationships do not apply. The only things that have an influence are price and convenience.

2.     Connected: There is a high connection with the customers but the distinction is low. There is a sense of loyalty but despite the good connected relationship with the customers, the product or service is easily replaceable.

3.     Incrementalist: There is a high distinction but the connection with the customers is low. The product or service is unique but the relationship with clients does not exist. It is able to generate high profits. But once the competition enters, the only way you are going to win is to make sure you have a connected relationship.

4.     Valued: The final one is a step higher than the incrementalist perspective in the quadrant. This is a high connection, high distinction level which creates a valued customers and relationship. It far surpasses anything you can do as you create a values based loyalty.

Value Focused Spectrum

It differentiates between the potential value and the actual value and tells you where your focus should be.

·       Collecting: When ideas, products and services have low potential value. It's a place to collect data from the market to increase the potential value and realize a higher actual value.

·       Continuing: If you have a high actual value but don't have a lot of potential value, then your focus should be on maintaining relationships with the customers.

·       Cultivating: If you have a high potential value but not actual value, then you need to cultivate the potential value in the marketplace using tools and strategies.

So, be brutally honest with yourself, and then work to shift the value of the products and services that you are offering. Build a strategy around it. Remember, your aim is to get high-potential, high-actual value while having a high distinction and relationship in the marketplace.

May 19 2015

22mins

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Rank #20: TES 054 - How to Grow Your Coaching or Expert Business

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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham talks about the concept of leveraging and scaling a Thoughtpreneur business which is about sharing knowledge and ideas in the marketplace to have an impact and make money while doing it.

The Practice Spectrum

It determines the level of involvement/process and access to intellectual property that you have. Your expert business might fall in one or more of these categories:


  • 1 to 1: You share your packaged thoughts on a singular basis as a coach or a trainer.
  • 1 to Many: You have a bit more process when you deliver 1 to many in the form of live events or webinars.
  • 1 to Few: You deliver in small groups and they have more access to the knowledge.
  • Many to Many: Train people to do what you do; certify and license them to deliver your expertise.
Scaling & Leveraging a Practice
Models

  • Time: A traditional model where we sell our limited hours for financial returns.
  • Product: To get over time limitations, you take what you know and create a product out of it to package and sell.
  • Hybrid: When you give a bit of your time as well as products, the model becomes hybrid.
  • License: After systematizing your knowledge, teach it to someone and give them the license to use the package.
Scale

Scaling grows your revenue but it also increases the expenses. Here are the things that you can scale:


  • Marketing: Putting in automated funnels of connection with the market will allow you to scale your marketing process.
  • System: You can create a systematized framework which someone else can use and they can do the work that you are doing.
  • Duplication: Create guides and online programs that duplicates the experience without the need to deliver them repeatedly.
  • Licensing: Create a certification so that you can license your intellectual.
Leverage

Leveraging will help you to deliver better, faster and in more ways. The things that you can leverage are:


  • Time: Instead of doing 1 on 1 switch to 1 to few or many.
  • Products: Create jump start products that gets people in the process.
  • Groups: This is when you deliver in groups that can be of different sizes.
  • Licensing: After having a well-developed portfolio of intellectual property, license it.

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ABOUT MEL ABRAHAM

Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S SOLUTION

The Entrepreneur's Solution is a weekly entrepreneur, business, wealth and lifestyle show where entrepreneur, speaker and author Mel Abraham reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Mel is one of our time's most sought after mentors and speakers that not only teaches but also lives what he teaches. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want.

Subscribe to the free entrepreneurial podcast here: http://melabraham.com/podcast

The Entrepreneur's Solution Blog on Tumblr: http://melabraham.com/blog

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Feb 02 2016

34mins

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