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Success Charger with Scott Cooksey

Success Charger is home to you, the independent-minded; square peg in a round hole; success-driven; outside-the-box thinker/leader who is hard-wired to generate results from any opportunity without being shorted out by darn near anything that gets in your way. If this sounds like you, then this Podcast will offer concepts, ideas, interviews and inspiration so you can:* Become a sought-after resource within your industry* (re)Ignite the fire of innovation in your team* Create mind-blowing results that spread like wildfire* Develop driven, productive teams who generate REAL RESULTS NOW* Deliver projects on budget, on time, with top quality results* Host meetings that rock and turn productivity log-jams into inspired jam-sessions* Exhibit rock-solid leadership in all aspects of your lifeand much, much more!Learn more about the movement and the podcast at www.IdeaCharger.com

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When You Know Your Destination Small Decisions Will Make Themselves (Ep 45)

It's deep in the summer, and we're making a SIGNIFICANT ANNOUNCEMENT about the program... Here's a quick, 10-minute episode to update you on what's happening with the IdeaCharger team and what to expect from us over the next few weeks.  We want to hear from you! Drop us a message at podcast@ideacharger.com. 


1 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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Audacity Defeats Self Sabotage - Coach Jennie Explains

Whether you need some tough love or simply a cathartic shove, Coach Jennie is known to be just the coach you've been seeking.  Several years ago, I stumbled into an online Facebook group known as The Hungry Entrepreneurs.  Man, what a bunch of amazing people!  A huge number of us collaborated on the most amazing eBook ever "E-Books Suck! But they don't have to..."... In fact, if you'd like a copy, just CLICK THIS LINK (http://eepurl.com/bb-Kxf) Get more complete show notes at www.IdeaCharger.com/Episode44 Learn more about Coach Jennie at: www.CoachJennie.com www.HildaTheBook.com www.Facebook.com/AudacityLAB Some of the technology solutions discussed in this episode: www.Blab.im www.Zoom.us huzza.io Success Charger Host Scott Cooksey is a Houston, Texas (USA) based consultant and speaker who works with organizations and teams who want to build lasting, profitable client relationships FASTER to generate bottom-line results NOW!  Learn more about Cooksey at www.IdeaCharger.com


12 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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Ep 43 - When Your Side Hustle is Really Just a Hobby...and Why NOTHING is Wrong with That!

Okay, Success Chargers.  You're different.  You see opportunity where others only see roadblocks, but let's be honest about this one.  What is wrong with simply having a "hobby".  Why does EVERYBODY seem to think they have to be "hustlin" or "grindin".  When really, so many of those same people, are just...well...."Strugglin". Dan Pink's book, Free Agent Nation, rocked my world when I read it nearly 10 years ago.  In the text, he explains how the world is basically shifting from what we think of as a traditional employment world, to a "gig economy" world (I'm pretty sure "gig economy" is a newer term, but you get it, right?)   There's only one problem.  Too many of the very companies who would prefer to pay for talent ONLY when they REALLY NEED IT, have build vast systems to support a "traditional business model" and they often find themselves ill-equipped to actually execute on a plan that the "gigsters" would LOVE.... Being able to work on projects as a free-agent on an "as-needed" basis with enough frequency to be able to effectively blend work with the lifestyle they prefer.   I think we're on our way to seeing Pink's reality, it's just taking longer than many people would like.  Leaving many with a strong DESIRE to be a free agent stuck in a purgatory between what they really want and the harsh realities of the ever-expanding cost of living.  (Television used to only cost the price of the TV itself, you know....and it wasn't that long ago.  Now....$200+ month is not uncommon just for the "content".) So this week, we beg the question, "Do you REALLY have a side hustle, or is that stuff you work on after work just a "hobby"....and by the way, there is NOTHING wrong with having a good ol' fashioned hobby. Sound off at our FB page www.FaceBook.com/SuccessChargerPodcast or drop us a quick note at podcast@ideacharger.com and let us know.   Does your side hustle make money?  Do you actually do anything for fun anymore, or are you  trying to "monetize" EVERYTHING you do?  Or, are you a hipster who still goes to coffee shops for the gasp actual coffee?  


28 Jun 2016

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Ep 42 - What Neuroleadership & SCARF Teach Us About Connection

Let's face it, people are either working very hard to get closer to you, or equally as hard to get away from you. What we say (particularly how we say it) has tremendous impact on others willingness to connect with us in a meaningful way.  In recent months, I've been facilitating some amazing discussions with leaders around the ideas coming out of the research of Dr David Rock.  Particularly, his brain-science model for explaining our threat/reward behaviors and what triggers them through use of a model he calls SCARF. In this episode, Scott gets into an explanation of SCARF and how it opened up an even deeper way to explain HOW we connect with one another to build meaningful, productive relationships.  ________- Scott Cooksey works globally with business professionals to develop their ability to build profitable, lasting relationships by levering the power of connection. Learn more about having him speak for your industry event, conference, mastermind group, team or even one-on-one at www.IdeaCharger.com


21 Jun 2016

Rank #4

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Ep 41 - Special Episode ; Oh my, Dubai!

Fresh off the plane from a week-long business trip to Dubai, host Scott Cooksey shares his thoughts on this impressive, truly international city, what it has to offer, and how he was reminded of the Success Charger's view of prosperity.  For photos from this remarkable trip, follow him on Instagram @CookseyConnects.  Don't forget to follow the show on twitter @IdeaCharger. Scott Cooksey is a leadership development expert who regularly speaks and facilitates workshops with organizations interesting in building a better, more profitable business FASTER.  Learn more about Scott and how he can work with you at www.IdeaCharger.com


15 Jun 2016

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Ep 40 - Get Yourself on TV & Grow Your Business - Media Expert Jess Todtfeld

Television media exposure is an instant credibility-builder for your business.  Why else would so many people compete so hard just get their idea showcased on Shark Tank...even when they DON'T do a deal with one of the sharks?! Well for most of you, Shark Tank isn't exactly the golden ticket for your own business, yet television can still work wonders for you, too.  This week's interview features NYC-based media expert Jess Todtfeld who joins on the program to share what YOU can do right now and start gaining the exposure your business needs. Did you like this episode? Hate it?  Want more?  Email us at podcast@ideacharger.com.  Watch for additional show notes and a few extras to be posted at www.IdeaCharger.com/episode40 ___________ Success Charger Podcast is hosted by business development and leadership expert Scott Cooksey. Learn more about Scott's availability for speaking at your upcoming event or how to have him work directly with you and/or your team at www.IdeaCharger.com


24 May 2016

Rank #6

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Ep 39 - Your Business Needs a Gut Check - Interview with Lori Harrison - Plexus Diamond Ambassador

Lori Harrison will gladly tell you she had no idea in the world she was building a business when she began sharing her story on Facebook to a bunch of her friends.  Today, she and her husband Jeddie Harrison are at the top of their game in a vibrant and successful business build on...well...southern charm and doing what seemed right. Multi level marketing companies often receive a bad rap.  And while certainly there are some sketchy offerings in the "MLM" space, there ARE in fact several companies that do quite well.  Mary Kay Cosmetics comes to mind as a shining example of proof.   I'm not here to say MLM is right for you.  It may very well not be.  The story I wanted to bring you, though, is one about authenticity, following your heart, and proof that sticking to your guns can make it possible to build a business...even if you don't realize that's what you are doing. For the entrepreneurial at heart, this is a story about "the dream" others around you cannot see.  The lifestyle you know is possible while others run the rat race. In recent years, there is a newer player on the scene in Plexus.  Frankly, I didn't know much about who they were until some friends simply shared a "pink drink mix" dumped into a bottle of water while we were at their house.  While we didn't "buy in" as reps, I have to admit, some of the product has found its way into our house, and we use the supplements, too.  But that isn't what this story is about.  When our friends here in Houston cornered me about someone I went to high school with in Oklahoma over two decades ago, I got more curious.  Turns out, it was Lori...so in true Success Charger fashion, we booked her for an interview, and are bringing it to you here today! We'll post a full set of show notes including some of her early YouTube testimonials, some links to her wildly popular Facebook page, and much more at www.IdeaCharger.com/Episode39 (If you're an early downloader of this show, we may not have all the good stuff rounded up yet, so keep checking back).  In addition, on OUR YouTube page, we'll post the FULL UNCUT INTERVIEW VIDEO (It's about 90 minutes by itself and has a lot of laughs!)


17 May 2016

Rank #7

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Ep 38 - Why Everyone Should Become A Facilitator - John Verdone - DDI

Even with many years experience developing leaders, John Verdone was struggling to describe just exactly what he did for a living. That is, until one day, when he happened to catch a certain story unfolding on a PBS-like television show and it all clicked.   In this interview, John stops by the podcast to share what a study he commissioned uncovered about what makes a great facilitator, when learning really begins for adults, and why everyone should incorporate facilitation skills to build deeper, more meaningful connections with co-workers, clients and in your life.  Find the full show notes, including a link to the video that inspired John's "a-ha!" moment as well as this interview at www.IdeaCharger.com/Episode38 ____________ Host Scott Cooksey works with organizations and top leaders to help them build lasting, profitable business relationships FASTER.  He has lead leadership workshops around the globe since 2009, and regularly speaks at conferences like the last industry-specific one you attended!  Learn more about how Scott works with leaders and organizations like yours at www.IdeaCharger.com Send your questions, kudos, criticisms, challenges, guests you'd like to hear interviewed or whatever is on your mind to podcast@IdeaCharger.com If you like today's episode, please use the "Share This Episode" feature built into your podcast player and share it with your friends and followers on social media!


10 May 2016

Rank #8

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Ep 37 -Health Care Coaches for Everybody! - Michael Walsh - Cariloop

For Full Show Notes, visit http://www.IdeaCharger.com/Episode37 Michael Walsh joins us for this week's episode as the co-founderand CEO of the first company to provide your family a health carecoach to help manage the overwhelm of being a caretaker for agingand special needs family members. Learn more about his company, Cariloop, at www.Cariloop.com Follow Michael on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/walshmichaelr Follow Cariloop on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cariloop ______________________ Our podcast's twitter feed is @IdeaCharger http://www.Twitter.com/ideacharger Host Scott Cooksey is a leadership expert who regularly speaksat conferences, facilitates workshops and works one-on-one withpeople like you who want to build solid work teams and createlasting, profitable relationships with clients FASTER.  Learnmore at www.IdeaCharger.com 


3 May 2016

Rank #9

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Ep 36 - Re-Defining The Modern Day Business MAN w/ Dan Griffin

Full show notes, additional links and comments from otherlisteners at: www.IdeaCharger.com/Episode36 Stream past episodes at www.SuccessChargerPodcast.com andat iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Dan Griffin is a speaker and author of A Man'sGuide Through the Twelve Steps and AMan's Guide to Relationships.  Learn more about Dan atwww.DanGriffin.com ________________________ Success Charger host Scott Cooksey is a leadership developmentexpert who regularly works with business teams to become moreproductive, make more money and build lasting, profitablerelationships with clients....FASTER!  Learn more at www.IdeaCharger.com


26 Apr 2016

Rank #10