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Practical business lessons for the real world.

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Practical business lessons for the real world.

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Incredibly helpful podcast

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One of my favorites. Always challenges me and helps me to grow as a business owner.

Great daily tips!

By VanillaBien - May 24 2019
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Great short show, Jam-packed with useful info daily! Can’t recommend enough.

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1053 Ratings
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Incredibly helpful podcast

By GreatIndianaMan - Dec 02 2019
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One of my favorites. Always challenges me and helps me to grow as a business owner.

Great daily tips!

By VanillaBien - May 24 2019
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Great short show, Jam-packed with useful info daily! Can’t recommend enough.

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MBA858 Are You A Good Enough Leader?

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To succeed, a business needs competent leadership. But what makes a great leader? Is it drive? Is it the confidence to bear authority? Or is leadership about more than just ambition? Today we discuss 8 key personal characteristics that define great leadership, from confidence to emotional intelligence. As our own software company, WebinarNinja, grows, we’ve found that leadership is more important than ever.

Leadership is about far, far more than power. It’s about open-mindedness, empathy, and the ability to inspire productivity rather than demand it. We believe leadership is a matter of learned behavior— behavior that can be consciously nurtured. We believe leadership is a choice that every entrepreneur can make, not an inborn trait that entitles someone to authority. And we believe that if you can develop the personality traits discussed here, you can lead your business anywhere. Click play!

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Must Read: The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

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Jan 16 2017

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MBA852 Stop Trying To Discover Your Passion [REBROADCAST]

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Passion is overrated. That’s the message we’ve been pushing for a while now, and it’s gotten no less controversial. That’s why we’re airing this archived episode that inspired quite a bit of feedback! While following your passion is a nice idea, it’s definitely not a requirement for an entrepreneur. Instead, we advocate a different approach- one centered on identifying your value to the market. Forget the passion. Find the value! Click play!

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Dec 29 2016

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MBA976 How to Build a Business On The Side P1

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You want to build your own business, but you already have a job. And you don’t want to lose it (just yet).

You’re not the only one. Building your business on the side while maintaining your primary income isn’t just common, it’s smart! So how can you invest the time and resources necessary to really start a business? Can you make real progress with nothing but your nights and weekends?

We’ll show you how —  exactly the way we did.

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series on building your business on the side. Today’s and tomorrow’s episodes are PACKED with detailed information on how to manage your schedule, stay productive, and minimize personal financial risk while plotting your escape from the 9-to-5. By keeping your day job and putting in a good ol’ fashioned side-hustle, you can pursue your business with a safety net in place.

Start playing the long game now. Click Play!



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Apr 05 2018

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MBA1403 Must Read: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

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It starts with posture. 

Jordan Peterson is a controversial figure, ever since he left academia and touched many a nerve with his hugely successful self-help career. His landmark book, 12 Rules for Life, lays out a philosophy guided by deceptively simple advice — like standing up straight — rooted deeply in his interpretation of history, philosophy, and religion.

There’s plenty to argue about — and there’s plenty of value to extract. 

Today, we’ll discuss how Peterson’s rules apply to business and the entrepreneurial journey. We won’t cover all 12, but a few of the rules are super relevant to building your own independent business, and could be surprisingly helpful to you.

Sometimes, the simplicity of advice is part of its effectiveness. 

Standing up straight may not seem like a game-changer, but the effects on your mind, body, and the way others perceive you goes way beyond posture. It’s a perfect example of what you and your business can get from a “self-help” book like Peterson’s. 

Tune in, and see what else you can learn from this polarizing but important figure. Click Play!

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Nov 25 2019

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MBA1153 Must Read: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

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Sometimes, you consult exciting new voices in business leadership. Sometimes, you consult the legends.

Peter Drucker basically invented business management, and is seen as one of the founders of corporate culture. His extensive studies and writings on effective business leadership are the foundational canon for budding executives — and entrepreneurs.

Today, we review his classic The Effective Executive.

This Must-Read teaches you the most important concepts in hiring, delegating, and generally managing. It explores how poor leaders waste time, and great leaders leverage it for maximum effect. The book’s subtitle says it all: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. Learn how to be the best leader you can be, in small business or big. Click Play!



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Dec 10 2018

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MBA1339 Not Enough Time? How To Add More Hours to Your Day.

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So. Little. Time.

It’s every entrepreneur’s curse. But there might be more time than you think — if you know how to manage it properly. We all wish there were more than 24 hours in a day, and we’ve all hit our pillows anxious about what we didn’t accomplish. 

But there is hope. There is time you haven’t been using. And we’ve got 3 ways to find it.

As we like to say, time is not money; it’s way more valuable. Today, we’ll explain the three methods anyone can use to make the most of those precious 24. You can improve productivity for your business, and add more R&R time to your life. You can use one, two, or all three of these tricks to finally have the time you need to succeed. 

We use all 3 methods ourselves. From endless long days at the beginning, we’ve finally found ourselves with some time to enjoy existing while building our businesses. You can too — Click Play!

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Aug 27 2019

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MBA1098 Must Read: Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Ready to take on social media marketing?

Gary Vaynerchuk is a teacher, leader, best-selling author, and an omnipresence on social media. The man is everywhere in the online entrepreneurial space. His book Crush It was an instant classic, and an inspiration to countless independent business people.

Now, he’s back with a sequel, and it’s this week’s Must-Read: Crushing It.

We love this book for several reasons, but mostly because it challenged our viewpoints. Anyone who listens to this podcast knows we don’t buy the hype when it comes to social media, taking a restrained approach to Facebook, Twitter, and the rest. But Crushing It forced us to reconsider our approach, and ultimately have a little more respect for the power of the medium.

We learned some things from Crushing It, and so can you.

Today, we discuss this book’s lessons on the usefulness of social media, how to choose the right platform for your business, and Vaynerchuk’s 7 principles of producing great content. Crushing It is the ultimate guide to personal branding, from a highly successful consultant, speaker, and thought leader. Hear what you can learn — Click Play!



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Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Sep 24 2018

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MBA1331 My Top 5 Free Productivity Tools

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Get better at what you do. Get faster. Get more efficient. 

Get things done.

Today, we’re highlighting the 5 best productivity tools an entrepreneur could ask for — when the budget is $0. It’s almost shocking that these tools are free, because the value they add is incalculable. At zero cost to you, you can organize your life and work in ways that maximize your output.

If you’re putting the “lean” in lean startup, these tools are musts. Some you’ve heard of, some maybe not. But all of them help you get more out of every minute you work, and help you reach your goals that much sooner.

Boost your productivity, and hasten your growth, without spending a dime. We use each and every one of these tools ourselves, and we almost feel guilty for not paying…almost. Click Play!

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Aug 15 2019

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MBA1074 Can You Start a Business With No Experience?

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Everyone has to start somewhere.

If you’ve never built a business before, can you really pull it off? Spoiler alert: the answer is yes.

However, your odds of success will depend on your willingness to face certain hard truths, do some hard work, and otherwise face down some difficulty. That doesn’t mean it has to be endlessly stressful — it just means you have to know what you’re getting into.

Today, we share exactly what you need to do in order to get your feet wet, establish yourself as an entrepreneur, and earn your stripes. Your entire perspective, your entire mindset, might have to shift. But you can do this.

Our host Omar would know. He transitioned from conventional employment to entrepreneurship, and failed many times along the way. What he learned, you can apply. Get past the intimidation. Grow your confidence. Get ready to start your first business. Click Play!



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Aug 21 2018

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MBA955 Q&A Wednesday: How did you know it was time to quit your job?

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Entrepreneurship: how long should you look before you leap?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a great question for everyone on the verge of leaving their day job behind: how do you know when it’s time? Our host Omar was an educator for many years before he finally decided to trade in all that security for a shot at independent success. But he didn’t just drop his chalk and walk out — he created an action plan based on solid information and rational goals.

Tune in, and learn when — and how — to quit your day job. We discuss exactly what steps to take, review the deciding factors, and give you the framework for a smooth transition from the 9 to 5. Click Play!



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Mar 07 2018

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MBA1258 Must Read: The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter Drucker

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There’s no substitute for experience. Fortunately, experience can be shared.

Peter Drucker had a long, legendary career in business. One of the earliest professional business management experts, Drucker literally wrote the book(s) on how to frankly assess your company.

Today, we take a look at his classic, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. We’ll explain each of these vital questions, the answers to which will show you the best way to grow, improve, and move your business forward.

It’s super practical, brass-tacks advice that’s as true in the 21st century as it was in the 20th. Tune in as we interpret the five questions in a modern business context. Learn how to take real stock of what your business has, and what it needs.  Click Play!

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May 06 2019

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MBA1239 4 Personal Business Principles For Success

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Experience is the best teacher, and we’ve had plenty.

Today, we put aside the specifics of day-to-day business, and focus on the principles that carry us through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. We’ve got 4 principles that years of struggle, doubt, anxiety, and ultimate success have ingrained in our brains.

Learning how to cut through self-defeating impulses and focus on what matters can work wonders. By adopting the right mindsets, you can excel as exactly who you are, no matter the industry or niche. From emotional self-regulation to realistic goal-setting, these are the principles that work for every business.

Learn how to take control of your outlook, rather than letting circumstances and market forces do it for you. Click Play!

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Apr 09 2019

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MBA855 Q&A Weekends: Do you make New Year Resolutions? Why or Why Not?

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It’s a new year, and we’re kicking things off with a very special question! This one doesn’t come from a normal listener, though. It comes from in-house, and the dynamic mind of our own co-founder Nicole! She asks about the value of New Year’s resolutions. And whether they can actually have a positive impact on business. We discuss the limitations of resolutions, as well as the tools required to turn them into meaningful action. Happy New Year! Click play!

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Jan 01 2017

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MBA892 How To Master The 3 Branches of Your Business

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A successful business has many components, but all of them fall into one of 3 main categories. These 3 branches of business are the basic aspects of commerce. They are the pillars that hold up any company, big or small. And like any tripod, without each leg in place, the whole thing comes crashing down. By understanding the 3 branches, and applying appropriate levels of focus to each, you can give yourself the edge that means the difference between success and failure.

You can ensure that your business has a fighting chance.

It all comes down to these: smarketing, product development, and customer service. None of those are likely to come as a surprise, even if you’ve never heard the term “smarketing” before (that’s sales + marketing, the line between the two being a blurry one in the greater scheme of things). But too many entrepreneurs focus on one or two at the expense of the others. While they excel in one arena, they drop the ball in another. Their businesses suffer as a result.

This is a choice.

Proud tradespeople and artists devote themselves to their craft— their product— but put little time into marketing or customer service. Born sales people love the dance of securing customers and making deals, but allow the quality of their product to be sub-par. Devoted, loyal entrepreneurs put customer satisfaction above all else— including the acquisition of new business. As great martial artists are known to say, a fighter’s strength is his or her weakness. By relying too heavily on what comes easiest, some entrepreneurs never develop into well-rounded business people.

You can do better.

On today’s podcast, we discuss the importance of each branch in turn, and the vital role each plays in the development of a successful business, no matter what kind or what size. Going further, we discuss how to prioritize these branches at different points in the growth of your business. While one may be paramount at the beginning, another may become more important later on. Knowing when to focus on which branch is key to leveraging your efforts and maximizing your growth.

Beyond that, knowing which aspects you excel at (and which ones you don’t) is crucial to your development as an entrepreneur. With self-awareness, honesty, and the willingness to shore up your weak points while nurturing your talents, you can be the entrepreneur whose ideas go the distance. While a thousand great business ideas go no further than talk, a balanced approach to the 3 branches of business can turn the dream into a reality.

Tune in, listen to our in-depth explanation of the 3 branches and how to properly utilize them. Hone your skills, and learn how to apply your precious time, resources, and effort where they count the most. Be one of the entrepreneurs who make it. Know what forces need to be balanced, and how to balance them. Succeed. Click Play!

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MBA898 The Top 5 Tasks to Outsource

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What’s the best return on investment? What’s the most valuable thing an entrepreneur can gain from any expense?

Time.

Time is the greatest ROI. Some say time is money, but money pales in comparison to the value of time, the one resource you can never replenish once lost. A goal of every entrepreneur should be to free up as much of their time as possible: time better spent innovating than managing, moving forward rather than treading water, or even just spent living and enjoying the freedom entrepreneurship offers.

So how can we get more time? Outsourcing.

The smartest, boldest thing you can do as an independent business leader is to get things off your own plate. Spend your money to free up your time by zeroing in on the most time-consuming tasks best left to others. Not only will this allow you to focus on the leadership aspects of your business, it may significantly improve the quality of your product. Why be the jack of all trades when you can hire a master of each?

On today’s episode, we discuss the top 5 tasks you should consider outsourcing. By utilizing team members, freelancers, even affiliates, you can stop working and start leading. Free up time, headspace, and personal resources to make yourself more effective than ever. Minimize stress and focus on the creative, exciting parts of running a business. Through outsourcing, you and your business can become more agile than ever.

What about the cost?

That’s the best part: today’s global marketplace is teeming with talent, available to work remotely from all over the world. With the prevalence of skills in everything from content to accounting, it has never been more affordable to outsource.

This is especially important as your business grows, and your success forces you to scale up. As your business gains momentum, your leadership will be far more important than your labor. Not only that, but the odds are that for each of these 5 tasks, you can find someone who can do it better than you can!

That’s been our experience, anyway. These 5 areas aren’t just tasks we recommend outsourcing, they’re tasks we’ve outsourced ourselves! It’s worked for us, and it can work for you. Find out how- Click Play!

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Oct 23 2017

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MBA1347 Is it Better To Be The Best at One Thing or Good at Many? + Free Ride Friday!

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Who wins in business: the jack of all trades, or the master of one?

It’s one of the most important questions an entrepreneur can ask about their business. Should your product be defined by versatility, mass appeal, and all-around utility? Or is it best to make your product uniquely, unbeatably awesome at solving one particular problem? 

Should you compete with everyone at everything, or should you make it so no one can compete with you at one thing?

We’ve got a straightforward answer to this one, and lots of examples to make our case. We’ll even discuss how we chose a strategy for our own businesses, and why answering the broad vs. deep question is so fundamental to your chances of success. Learn where to put your focus, and how spread your focus should really be. Click Play!

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Sep 06 2019

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MBA1323 Guest Teacher: Shaan Patel- How To Build A 7-Figure Side Hustle Without Quitting Your Full-Time Day Job

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Interested in entrepreneurship, but afraid to quit your day job? We’ve got incredible news: you don’t have to. 

This week’s special guest, Shaan Patel, built a multimillion-dollar business on the side, while working full-time as a doctor. He’s the cofounder of ClearHat digital marketing, a best-selling author, and a successful Shark Tank contestant — and he did it all without giving up his 9-to-5.

Today, Patel explains exactly what it takes to build a viable, profitable business in your spare time. From finding your niche, to marketing efficiently, to taking your first steps, Patel’s got the strategies that work. 

And yes, he also explains how to find the time!

You don’t have to risk it all to start your own business. With a little discipline, a little creativity, and a smart approach, you can venture into entrepreneurship without losing your stable income. Patel did it; others have done it. How about you? Click Play!

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Aug 05 2019

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MBA990 Guest Teacher: Dan Martell- How To Build a Scalable Systems Playbook

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As your business grows, organization becomes more and more crucial.

At some point, the systems you establish will be the difference between getting things done and scrambling to keep up. That’s why it’s so important to establish procedures, protocols, and workflows as early as possible.

Fortunately, there are tried-and-true ways to establish efficient systems and create repeatable core processes for your team to follow — even as your team grows, changes, and brings in new faces. Today’s guest teacher, Dan Martell of SaaS Academy, is an expert in crafting and executing consistent systems. These systems can free you from unnecessary work and excess management duties, allowing you to focus on the horizon rather than day-to-day operations.

Besides offering his most important systems-crafting tips, Martell also offers our listeners a special giveaway that will help you get organized, no matter where you are in your business journey.

Invest in your core systems now, and ensure efficiency going forward — Click Play!

For free core system templates that you can customize for your business, head to danmartell.com/playbook



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Apr 25 2018

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MBA1173 Guest Teacher: Chris Hogan- How to Become an Everyday Millionaire

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What does a millionaire look like?

A trust-fund baby? A hedge-fund bro? Nope. As it turns out, millionaires aren’t the exotic species we think they are. Overwhelmingly, they’re not born into privilege. And shockingly, they don’t tend to have high-powered jobs.

Often, millionaires are regular people.

So how does Average Joe hit 7 figures? That’s what this week’s special guest teacher is here to tell us. Chris Hogan is a best-selling author and podcast host who specializes in debunking the myths around wealth. He has a practical, realistic approach to crushing debt and making the wise investments that turn regular people into “everyday millionaires.”

Hear Hogan’s down-to-Earth approach, and see how significant wealth is more attainable — and less exotic — than you might think. Click Play!



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Jan 07 2019

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MBA1206 How to Know What To Work On First

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Your “to do” list is out of control. That’s entrepreneurship for you. Sometimes, just getting started is the biggest challenge of every day.

With so many potential tasks and projects on the horizon, you need a way to prioritize. It has to be efficient, fast, and (most importantly) it has to guarantee the best return on the investment of your precious time. Fortunately, we’ve got the perfect system.

Today, we’ll explain the exact procedure we use, with examples from our own businesses. You can attack your list with calm, confidence, and the knowledge that you’ll get the right things done in the right amount of time. We also discuss how to limit the number of projects you’re working on, and how to “score” each for prioritization.

Take a load off your mind, and start checking “done” boxes. Click Play!



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Feb 21 2019

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MBA1412 Have a Team But Still Overwhelmed? How To Assign Ownership + Free Ride Friday

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You’ve made the hires. You’ve got a great team ready to rock.

So why are you still overworked?

One of the trickier aspects of leading a growing business is handing off responsibility to new team members. For some of us, it’s hard because we don’t want to surrender control. But sometimes, we’re so eager to get things off our plate that we hand things off without making sure our new hire can take them on.

And yes, this is one of those “we’ve made this mistake ourselves” episodes.

We manage a remote team of dozens. As the team has grown, Omar has finally gotten used to passing the reins to others — even to feel liberated by it. But every so often, we find that a new hire can’t complete tasks because we haven’t prepared them adequately. 

It can be difficult to see your day-to-day operations from the perspective of a newcomer.

Today, we’ll share the 3 things every new employee needs to truly take ownership of their goals, and be truly autonomous. By empowering your team to fly free, you don’t just relieve yourself of extra work: you make your employees happier, more motivated, and more productive. 

All that, and it’s FREE RIDE FRIDAY!!! Click Play!

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Dec 06 2019

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MBA1411 My Top 3 Vacations for Entrepreneurs

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Everyone needs a break: especially entrepreneurs.

This isn’t an episode that tells you where to go. This all about the types of vacations that are most restful, useful, and valuable for independent business people. These entrepreneur-friendly trip types will recharge your batteries, and accomplish the one goal of a true, proper vacation: sending you back to work fresh and motivated.

And of course, they’re fun!

Don’t worry; these aren’t “working vacations,” unless you want them to be. While professional development can be a feature, the only rule of vacationing is to attain maximum enjoyment, whatever form that takes. We’ll discuss the benefits of 3 different trip types, and how they can work best for you.

These trip types range: from the chillest to the thrillest, from the most relaxed to the most dynamic. Pick the one that suits you best, because you deserve it. 

Sometimes, independent business people need to remember that as much thought and planning should go into our rest as into our work. Let us help — Click Play!

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Dec 05 2019

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MBA1410 Q&A Wednesday: How do I stay on top of my email with everything else I need to do?

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We’ve all had the sensation: Inbox Dread. The knowledge that you’re so behind on emails, the list of black, bolded “unreads” will just be too much to bear. 

How can you dig out of email overwhelm, and still get things done?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’re helping a listener who’s got 10 pounds of To-Dos on a 5-pound plate. Trudging through hundreds of emails — most of which are of little to no value — doesn’t exactly sound appealing. But we don’t want to miss anything important or useful. 

There has to be a way forward.

Today, we’ll show you how to get that inbox under control, with a few quick and dirty tricks that cut your pile down to size. Email-induced stress is a real and painful thing that can detract from your health and productivity; but you’re done playing catch-up.

Learn these few adjustments you can make to your system for tackling email, and get ready to breathe easier. Click Play!

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Dec 04 2019

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MBA1409 My Top 5 Books for 2019

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If you know our intrepid host Omar, you know he’s a reader.

Omar plows through over 50 books each year, searching for those golden lessons that resonate and have a real impact. That’s because he believes a book has the greatest ROI in terms of professional development. For usually less than $20, you can learn things that change you as a business person forever.

Of course, not every book he reads is great.

Some of them, though, are standouts, usually the subjects of our Must-Read episodes. Now, he’s chosen the top of the top, the absolute best reads on business, personal growth, and marketing he read in all of 2019. These are the MUST-Must-Reads for anyone looking to improve their entrepreneurial game.

As the year draws to a close and the holidays approach, take some of that downtime to enjoy one. Or two. Or five!

Some are long, some are short. Some are dense, some are super accessible. All of them will help you and your business grow, if you take their lessons to heart. One is so incredible, it made the list despite the fact that Omar hasn’t finished it yet! 

Find out what they are, and get reading. Click Play!

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Dec 03 2019

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1408 Guest Teacher: Suzanne Chadwick – How To Create a Stand-Out Brand Experience

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The market is a crowded place. One of the first hurdles new entrepreneurs struggle with is the old classic: how the heck do you stand out?

Fortunately, we’ve got an expert in just that.

Suzanne Chadwick has turned standing out into a full-time occupation. She’s mastered the art of being memorable for the purpose of branding and marketing. Author, speaker, and consultant, Chadwick knows how to get your business lodged in people’s heads, so that you are front of mind when they decide to make a purchase.

And she’s here today.

Suzanne has 5 specific things you can do to get the brand position that drives growth. By creating unique emotional connections with your audience, you can take away some of the blockers that prevent conversion. By putting in just a few extra miles, you can make the connections that make your brand pop.

These are tips you can put to work immediately, and see the difference in your reach. Click Play!

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Dec 02 2019

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MBA1407 Where to Start When You Have No Ideas + Free Ride Friday

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You know you want to start a business. But that’s about all you know.

You’re not alone! So many people think that entrepreneurs start by having some grand product idea, but that’s rarely the case. More often, entrepreneurship starts with nothing more than the desire to be independent, and the chutzpah to go for it.

So you’re off to a good start, even though you have no idea what’s next.

Successful independent business is way more about execution than product ideas. As we discuss in this podcast, some of the most wildly successful entrepreneurs didn’t actually come up with anything new; they just improved the form, deliverability, or accessibility of something that was already out there.

The key was: they met a need.

Maybe we need to flip the notion of “creating a business idea” around. Instead, let’s try to  find your business idea, by putting our ear to the ground and figuring out what market need you can meet. 

Take the time. Find an audience. Talk to it, but listen to it. Your big idea is out there somewhere, and if you’re patient and strategic, your idea will come — and it’ll seem like the most obvious thing in the world. Click Play!

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Nov 29 2019

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MBA1406 3 Golden Rules When Starting a Software Company

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Ready to start a software company? These are the most important things we learned from building ours!

It took time to learn them. It took a lot of trial, and no small amount of error. Software as a product type has exploded, especially the SaaS (Software as a Service) model. For anyone looking to start a business, software is quickly becoming the first, best option. 

We’ve seen a zillion software companies rise and fall, so what can we say that’s true for all of them?

Today, we share 3 specific facts about the software game that are immutable, irrefutable, and unchanging — no matter what kind of software you want to sell. Whether you want a lifetime revenue stream, or simply want to build an app and sell it, these are the universal rules.

We learned most of this on the way to building WebinarNinja, our webinar software. The key, in our experience, is to make decisions based on external realities and not just your own ideas. In other words, humility is the first ingredient.

Check out these 3 rules, and keep them in mind as you plan your incredible software business. Click Play!

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Nov 28 2019

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MBA1405 Q&A Wednesday: How do I get a better work/life balance?

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Entrepreneurs are in a tough spot. 

We take on tremendous responsibility to improve our lives, but sometimes it comes at the expense of our lives. We know that a happy, healthy entrepreneur is more successful than an overworked one, but business doesn’t care when you need a break. We want freedom, but we chain ourselves to our computers.

How we can have lives and businesses at the same time?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one listener is doing great, business-wise, but life is passing him by. He’s got no social life, a messy home, and no idea what to do about it. It begs the question: if your success isn’t making you happy, is it really success? 

Sometimes, we entrepreneurs forget that high priorities aren’t the only priorities. Business, however much we enjoy it, is a means to an end. Moreover, actually enjoying your life as an entrepreneur is your greatest chance to be any good at it! 

If there’s no balance, you’re going to sink — personally and professionally. 

Fortunately, we’ve got some strategies that can help. It doesn’t necessarily mean doing less; it mostly means doing things more efficiently, more effectively, and sometimes letting others share the load. There’s no “one size fits all” solution, and no prescription work/life balance that’s perfect for everyone — but we can help you adjust the scales.

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Nov 27 2019

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MBA1404 How To Manage a Bad Day

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Bad days will happen. What matters is how you respond.

Our intrepid host, Omar, is no stranger to rough days at work. He’s learned how to feel it coming; the insurmountable To-Do list, the shift in mood, the feeling that nothing can go right while this particular sun is up.

We’ve all been there. And we know that finding a healthy way to manage the emotions that come with a bad day is crucial to running a business effectively.

Today, we discuss specific, actionable strategies you can use to cope with, navigate, and ultimately triumph over your godawful day. Whether it’s angry customers, uncooperative team members, depressing metrics, or something else, there is always a way forward. 

You just need the tools.

A successful entrepreneur has to develop one skill that’s sometimes overlooked: the ability to keep yourself in the right headspace in the face of frustration. Your decision-making abilities as a leader have to stay consistent — even when your luck isn’t. 

By utilizing these few simple strategies, you can avoid compounding your bad day with bad decisions, and make tomorrow better. Click Play!

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Nov 26 2019

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MBA1403 Must Read: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

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It starts with posture. 

Jordan Peterson is a controversial figure, ever since he left academia and touched many a nerve with his hugely successful self-help career. His landmark book, 12 Rules for Life, lays out a philosophy guided by deceptively simple advice — like standing up straight — rooted deeply in his interpretation of history, philosophy, and religion.

There’s plenty to argue about — and there’s plenty of value to extract. 

Today, we’ll discuss how Peterson’s rules apply to business and the entrepreneurial journey. We won’t cover all 12, but a few of the rules are super relevant to building your own independent business, and could be surprisingly helpful to you.

Sometimes, the simplicity of advice is part of its effectiveness. 

Standing up straight may not seem like a game-changer, but the effects on your mind, body, and the way others perceive you goes way beyond posture. It’s a perfect example of what you and your business can get from a “self-help” book like Peterson’s. 

Tune in, and see what else you can learn from this polarizing but important figure. Click Play!

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Nov 25 2019

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MBA1402 Is Growing Your Business Pages on Social Media Still Important? + Free Ride Friday

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Social media is a fickle thing. One year it’s the key to your business, the next year all your “likes” don’t translate to a dime in sales.

The social media Powers That Be (that’s Facebook, Insta, and the like) are constantly updating their algorithms and tweaking the way they determine how much of your content actually reaches the people you’re speaking to. It can seem a fool’s errand to try to keep up, but keep up we must.

Case in point: how much are your business’s social media accounts really driving your growth?

It can be tough to decide just how much time, money, and energy you’re willing to throw at the social media game. For some businesses, it’s undeniably crucial. For others, the ROI just isn’t there. Today, we’ll help you determine which category your business falls into — and what to do about it.

In simpler times (when more presence automatically meant more business), we over-valued social media. After that, we under-valued it. Now, we’re searching for that “Goldilocks” level of social media investment: just enough.

Tune in, and see where your business falls on the Social Media Importance Spectrum, and how to optimize your own business pages for the best results. Click Play!

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Nov 22 2019

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MBA1401 How to Start Getting on Stages

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So you’re ready to speak in public.

Kudos. Public speaking — especially at industry conferences — can be a massive brand-builder. It can turbo-charge your networking. It’s not for everyone, but the effects on a small business are undeniable. Somewhat surprisingly, it can also be the perfect way for introverted entrepreneurs to connect with people.

But how do you book a gig?

We’ve been there: before our intrepid host Omar became a successful regular public speaker, he had to find a way in. The goal was never to be a high-powered semi-celebrity making his living off speeches, but simply to showcase expertise, build his personal brand, and make connections. But getting in the door was…a challenge.

Today, we’ll share what Omar learned over time, so you can get to your first speaking engagement sooner.

There is a way to get on stage, even if you’ve never delivered a talk in your life. Find out how — Click Play!

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Nov 21 2019

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MBA1400 Q&A Wednesday: Why is my website not getting any traffic?

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It’s an SEO emergency!

It’s the first big, scary challenge that many entrepreneurs face: how the heck to get people to your website. There are literally hundreds of millions of websites out there, many of which are filled with advice on how to get traffic. 

But what can you do, right now, today, that’ll give you a chance to be heard?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and one of our listeners has hit a plateau. Despite regular blogging over several months, the traffic isn’t exactly stellar. Are there any quick fixes?

There sure are. 

While the art of building an audience is something that takes time, patience, and effort, sometimes it’s the little tricks and tips that make all the difference. Today’s episode is all about things you can do immediately to improve your site traffic, mostly to do with those three magic letters: S.E.O.

Hear what relatively simple changes can unleash your website’s true potential. Some of them are so simple and small, they’re often overlooked. But each of them represents a potential “traffic jam” that you can easily clear up, if you know how. Click Play!

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Nov 20 2019

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MBA1399 Should You Write a Book in 2020?

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“You should write a book.”

“I could write a book.”

“One day I’ll write a book.”

We’ve all had the thought, the suggestion, even the plan. But as a marketing strategy, is it smart? Are books still relevant in a digital economy? Does the (considerable) time, effort, and money required to produce a book pay off? What’s the ROI?

Today, we answer those questions.

We’ll discuss what makes writing a book worthwhile, and how so much of a book’s value rests on a simple question: “Why?” Before you write a single word, the purpose of the book — and the effects you’re trying to produce — have to be established. 

What you write, how you write it, and what you do with it all depend on the “why.”

There are different endgames for different books. We’ll explain how to choose your endgame, and how to actually execute the writing and marketing of your book. Launching a book now is much different from the days of Barnes & Noble. You may find that your idea for a book, however good, needs some tweaking.

Your book might be a game-changer for your business — but only if you start with a plan. Click Play!

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Nov 19 2019

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MBA1398 Guest Interview: Ramit Sethi – Creating Your Rich Life

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What do personal finance, entrepreneurship, “money dials,” and the importance of fitness have in common?

Answer: Ramit Sethi.

If you’re a regular listener, you know our intrepid host, Omar, reads a ton of books. Perhaps the most impactful one for him was I Will Teach You to Be Rich by personal finance expert and course-selling mastermind Ramit Sethi. 

Seriously, he still gives it to people as birthday presents.

So today is a special treat for Omar and our listeners: we’ve got an extended interview with Sethi, covering a multitude of important topics for entrepreneurs. From their shared immigrant-family experience, to their stances on credibility in marketing, to the powerful impact nutrition and exercise have had on their performance as business people, Omar and Ramit have lots to talk about — and lots to teach us. 

It’s rare that we get a chance to learn directly from the public figures that influenced us the most. Tune in as Omar picks Sethi’s brain, and see what you can learn about managing your finances, building your business, and getting it all together. 

Click Play!

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Nov 18 2019

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MBA1397 4 Ways to Turn Your Business Around + Free Ride Friday

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The best part about failing? It’s an opportunity to try something bold.

If your business isn’t making it, you shouldn’t give up too soon. But you also shouldn’t keep trying the same strategies that got you into trouble in the first place. If you’re stuck in a ditch, it’s time to try something you wouldn’t normally try. It’s time to go big, before you go home.

It’s time to get radical.

Like a defibrillator to the chest, a drastic move can seem scary, but rescue your business. Today, we’ve got 4 power moves to try when things aren’t going your way. If business was good, you’d probably never consider these things. But business isn’t good, and a Hail Mary play might be the smartest thing you can do.

These tactics involve major changes; huge shifts in how you do business that will blow your original business model apart. But if your business model isn’t working, that’s no problem at all. Listen to these 4 ideas, and see if one or more of them can get your business back on track.

Who knows? Failing might be exactly what your business needed in order to change for the better. Click Play!

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Nov 15 2019

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MBA1396 What Is NPS, and How Can It Improve Your Customer Retention?

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What’s your NPS? If you don’t know, you need to find out.

Your “Net Promoter Score,” or NPS, is a simple but super-powerful metric for measuring…well, love. Based on a single-question survey, it gives you a snapshot of how much your current customers love your business. That’s all there is to it, but don’t let the simplicity of the equation fool you.

You need to know which of your customers can help your business, and which can hurt it.

To fight churn, protect your brand, and give your business long-term sustainability, keeping track of your NPS is a huge must. By categorizing your customers on a scale from “Loves you so much they’ll actually do your marketing for you” to “hates you so much they feel compelled to tell anyone who will listen,” you can figure out what you need to do to increase satisfaction and ensure loyalty.

It’s a consumer’s world now. Ratings and perception can make or break your business faster than you can say “No Stars.” 

Listen to your customers, and let them show you the way forward with one simple question. By conducting NPS surveys and taking action, you can do more for the life of your business than any amount of advertising. Click Play!

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Nov 14 2019

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MBA1395 Q&A Wednesday: My churn is out of control. How do I reduce churn ASAP?

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Don’t just look at growth. Look at churn.

If the latter outpaces the former, you have a huge problem. Churn destroys businesses, even ones that grow at a decent pace.

 If you don’t already know, churn is the rate at which a business loses recurring customers, like monthly subscribers. For these kinds of businesses, keeping existing customers is just as important (if not more important) than finding new ones.

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener whose churn is cancelling out every bit of progress made. We’ll discuss how to invest in retention as effectively as you invest in acquisition, so you’re not bringing money in one end only to lose it out the other. 

The key is to establish a system for retaining recurring customers. Get the intel you need to keep customer loyalty high, then act on it to increase long-term satisfaction. As the founders of a SaaS company, we’ll share our own strategies for keeping churn low, as well as some of the resources we use to keep an eye out for trouble.

If your business uses a recurring model, churn protection is Priority One. Hear how it’s done. Click Play!

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Nov 13 2019

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MBA1394 Why Knowing Your Buyer’s Journey Is So Important

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Sometimes, we forget to focus on the customers we already have.

Your “buyer’s journey,” the steps your customers took from stranger to lead to revenue source, is crucial to keeping your business alive and thriving. Knowing exactly how you got people interested — and how you converted that interest into a sale — is the key to repeating the process, and to finding customers that will stick around for the long term.

In other words, your best current customers can help you find more like them.

Today, we discuss how to analyze your sales and marketing efforts, mining the information for clues to what works best. Instead of hoping your marketing works, look at when it already worked, and figure out why. Find out how you produced the greatest CLTV (Customer Lifetime Value) and double down.

Your customers aren’t just a source of revenue. Their journey is a source of information that’s more valuable than the price of any single sale. Dig in, take a long look at your data, and figure out what gets people in — and keeps them coming back. Click Play!

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Nov 12 2019

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MBA1393 Guest Teacher: Jonathan Slain – How to Look Forward to the Next Recession

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A recession is coming. That’s a fact.

How do we know? Because a recession is always coming. Business is cyclical, and smart entrepreneurs don’t hope against economic downturns — they prepare for them.

Jonathan Slain was hit hard by the Great Recession of 2008. After he got back on his feet, he realized that recession-proofing is an absolute must for any business. Now, as the founder of Recession.com, Slain helps other businesses survive and even prosper during those inevitable low points.

Today, Slain is here to help us prepare while the current economy still looks good.

Recessions come in many forms, besides the usual dips in GDP and stock market troubles. Slain’s strategies can also help your business through “personal recessions” like the loss of a major client or partner, or anything else beyond your control that can derail your business.

The key is to see it as natural and inevitable. And to be ready.

Tune in, and hear how your business can stay agile during a recession: speeding up, slowing down, or stopping short to avoid the worst — and still shoot for the best. Click Play!

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Nov 11 2019

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