Attitude Adjustment, Business Mastery, Leadership Lessons

SDN EP: 113 – Swagger – How To Become Everything You Want With Leslie Ehm

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Waiting for a thousand dollars to drop into your lap while lying in bed? Without a doubt, everyone would want that fantasy to turn into reality, but obviously, it's not going to happen if you don't work it out.  HOW? -- that the question.

You don't come into this world knowing what there is to know about achieving your goals. Many people don't have any idea what they want in life.  So, how can you "manifest" or bring good fortune and opportunities into your life? The nearest parking spot, the closing contract, the ideal spouse, etc. 

Successful individuals have developed a method for noticing and using conditions and resources to accomplish their goals faster, and that is to be a SWAGGER -- not the typical one, though.

Save the date, mark it on your calendars and never miss this life-changing episode of Stop Doing Nothing. We’ll touch base on How To Become Everything You Want, and we have no other than SWAGGER coach, author, and speaker, Leslie Ehm.

Key takeaways in this episode:

?? Swagger is manifesting who you are and holding on to it in the face of all the psychological crap, regardless of the situation or environment. As you build your swagger, people recognize that you are unshakable, unmovable in your sense of self.

?? Recognize that there's no one prescribed way of manifesting a swagger. There's no one way of showing up like anybody's swagger—what matters is it's real.

?? The key is not about glossy perfection in any way, shape, or form. It's being a perfectly imperfect, flawed human badass.

?? Understand that self-belief is way different than confidence. It's the difference between success and failure. The self-belief that doesn't rely on confidence is like jumping off the cliff, you take these risks and learn all this new stuff, but you're not going to die.

?? Live by the paradigm that we don't pick up other people's baggage at the airport, why do we pick it up in life? Stop looking for all of your validation to come from other people.

?? Remember that you only have one face. You don't show up as a different person in different situations or environments. Once you accept that that's self-acceptance, then you're not so busy trying to cover it up.


About Leslie Ehm:

Leslie Ehm is a Swagger Coach, training guru, speaker, and author who's helped thousands of professionals discover and unleash their unique brand of swagger - and finds success just by being who they really are.

Leslie's been called "better than therapy," "a rock star," "ass-kicking," "a force of nature" and even "a witch" —and she's there for ALL of it.


Connect with Leslie ...

Website: https://www.leslieehm.com/
Email: Leslie@LeslieEhm.com


How To get In Touch With Phil Gerbyshak ...

Website: https://philgerbyshak.com/about/
Email: phil@philgerbyshak.com


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Attitude Adjustment

Do you think you suck at everything?

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Attitude Adjustment

My Easy Hack When I Don’t Feel Like Doing Jack

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Business Mastery

SDN EP: 112 – Business Habits and Goals with Phil and Patrick

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A significant piece of living life to the fullest is to set goals and achieve them. Anything is possible if you have your sight fixed. Whether it's losing weight or launching a business, all you need is the right attitude, goal-getter mindset, and support. 

If you're struggling to reach your goals and realize your dreams, change your mindset and invest in educating yourself. Start by subscribing to Stop Doing Nothing and access resources to help you grow your business and live life on your terms. 

Stop Doing Nothing is the scaffold that allows businesses and organizations to break through scaling limits. We tap on and invite leaders and champions in the industry to collaborate and share some insights on how they've succeeded. 

In this Stop Doing Nothing episode of Catching Up with Phil and Patrick, you'll draw inspiration, techniques, strategies, and tips on how to achieve your goals. 


Key takeaways covered in the episode: 

  • Phil and Patrick will share some pro tips on how to achieve your goals fast. As a sneak peek, here's one pro tip for you: Break up your goals; think about them as a daily habit instead of a big goal.
  • Realize the importance of outsourcing and subcontracting. Remember that you don't have to be good at everything. It's okay to raise your hand and say, "I need help."
  • Be reminded that you should think about your costs and investments as a business owner and the difference between them.
  • Come to understand that in the world of technology, it doesn't take long to become good at something. Thus, in paid advertising, one of the things to look at is to see how much information you can use to target somebody.



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Attitude Adjustment

SDN EP: 111 – Recap of 2020 with Phil Gerbyshak

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get results in business and life using the simplest methods possible. This is a podcast aimed for high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life, create a better world for themselves and those around them. Great coaching is the secret of all successful people. This is what they don't teach you in business school. 

In this episode, we have Phil Gerbyshak, a technology geek who is always trying the latest and greatest tools so you don’t have to. Phil is a former vice president of information technology at a full-service financial services company, where he and his team were responsible for supporting over 100 applications used by advisors, investment bankers, research analysts and support staff.

Phil also worked as a director of social strategy for a compliance software vendor focused on the financial services vertical where he coached, consulted and trained customers and prospects on integrating social media and social selling into their daily sales practices. Currently, Phil presents programs, trains, and coaches sales organizations and small business owners on sales and marketing strategies, optimizing their use of technology and social media.

Here are the key areas we covered in this episode:

  • 2020 year in review and how you can be more intentional with your business plans and strategy in 2021.
  • Get to know Phil Gerbyshak. Whether your goal is getting more leads, setting more qualified appointments, earning referrals, or closing more business, Phil will show you how to use LinkedIn, video, content marketing, and even the telephone to accomplish your goals.
  • How you can make yourself binge-worthy and create something that people are talking about. Don't just be an authority that's frequent, but be an interesting authority with a different point of view. This is what more people need in 2021!


How To Get In Touch With Phil:

https://processandresults.com
https://philgerbyshak.com/about/

Email: phil@philgerbyshak.com


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Performance & Productivity

SDN EP: 110 – How To Get Rich (Part 2)

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get results in business and life. This is a podcast aimed for high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life, create a better world for themselves and those around them. Great coaching is the secret of all successful people. This is what they don't teach you in business school. In this episode, we’re going to jump into the second part of how you can get rich and achieve a freedom-based lifestyle.

Here are the key areas we covered in this episode:

  • How to generate multiple income streams VS. relying on a monthly paycheck.
  • Learn the value of having five to ten-thousand-dollar products that people can buy (an annual product or service that stretches over several years).
  • Discover how to develop your own product that's worth selling!

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Attitude Adjustment, Business Mastery

SDN EP: 109 – Energized Client Culture with Cara Bell

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get results in business and life. This is a podcast aimed for high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life, create a better world for themselves and those around them. In this episode, you’ll discover the secrets to an energized client culture with Cara Bell, Founder and CEO of The Incredibly Attractive Marketing Co.  

Many business owners are in a state of frustration right now. Moreover, the new normal is a learning process for everybody to get good at business, marketing, and at staying in the game. What can give you an edge over other entrepreneurs out there during this challenging time? Your level of tenacity will determine the outcome you can produce. So, make sure you grab a pen and paper because you don’t want to miss the crucial points this powerful episode has to offer! 

Key areas we covered in this episode: 

  • How most businesses have pivoted when it comes to marketing ever since the lockdown started.
  • The disadvantage of focusing too much on the sales and closing the deal rather than the value proposition. 
  • The genuine marketing advice you need during this time, whether you’re an aspiring or a successful entrepreneur who wants to grow your business. 
  • Know the importance of feedback. You're asking for feedback on your performance and their expectations. 
  • How to instill a belief that people need your services according to the value you bring to the table. 
  • The truth behind marketing professionals using pain, shame, and judgment as part of their tactics. 


The businesses that can pivot pretty fast are the ones that are going to survive in the new normal. Feel free to share it so more people can understand how an energized client culture works!

Interested in working with Cara Bell? She loves helping group businesses who make their clients feel like they belong, that they are getting what they were sold, and have a clear plan of action in place. Attract more qualified clients on social with EASE — without forcing sales — by doing what comes most natural to you: teaching.

Use your Natural Teaching Energy to transform the way your prospects think and make them eager to invest with you. Reach out to her on LinkedIn HERE.


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Generating Wealth

SDN EP: 108 – How to Get Rich (Part 1)

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get business and life results using the most straightforward methods possible. This podcast aimed at high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life and create a better world for themselves and those around them. Great coaching is the secret of all successful people. They don't teach you this in business school. In this episode, learn how you can get rich. 

Key areas we covered in this episode: 

  • The truth that acquiring wealth doesn’t have to take over fifty years. You can make it happen sooner with the right strategies in mind.
  • How you can make money with affiliate marketing and track your results when someone clicks your affiliate link. 
  • Learn the essence of diversifying your profits through marketing, whether it's spending a couple of hours every day on the phone prospecting with someone or running Facebook ads to lead generation pages to get people in the door.
  • Get empowered to bring an overwhelming amount of value to every conversation with your clients. Don't just try to make a quick buck.
  • Double or triple your programs. Often, people make the decision or make a judgment of how serious your program is based on your pricing. Blow your clients away through your top-level programs!

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Performance & Productivity

SDN EP: 107 – How to Run Your Business With Less Stress

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get results in business using the most simple methods possible. This is a podcast aimed for high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life, create a better world for themselves and those around them. Great coaching is the secret of all successful people. This is what they don't teach you in business school. In this episode, you're going to learn how to run your business with less stress.

If you're managing your own business, it's crucial to equip yourself with how to deal with different stress levels. Let's face it, the longer you are in business, the more challenges you will face. I bet you're excited to discover some of the stress-busting strategies that will benefit you in the long run.

Here are the key areas we covered in this episode:

  • How stress can affect both start-up and existing business owners when unpleasant things happen as your income gets threatened, or your employees/contractors quit their job, and many more!
  • The benefits of having multiple income streams — how it can help you grow your skills and increase your value. 
  • How to gain a fresh perspective when it comes to marketing, sales, and advertising. Take advantage of the technology by going paperless and all the convenience it has to offer.
  • Common causes of stress and highly effective ways to keep your stress under control, no matter what is happening in your business and personal life. Don't let any negativity steal the best version of you.

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Business Mastery

SDN EP: 106 – How To Build A Billion Dollar Blog

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get results in business and life using the simplest methods possible. This is a podcast aimed for high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life, create a better world for themselves and those around them. Great coaching is the secret of all successful people. This is what they don't teach you in business school. In this episode, you will be unlocking another secret to building a billion-dollar blog.

Every blogger out there wants a blog that attracts millions of visitors across the globe and generates a lot of money. When aiming for something like this, it's crucial to set realistic expectations. Building a billion-dollar business requires focusing on something that has high future value, allows you to step away from the business, and enjoy more of your life.

Here are the key areas we covered in this episode:

  • How to build a personal brand that's going to captivate a billion-dollar audience and how you can turn it into a product or service-based business that can survive without being too dependent on you.
  • Figure out how you can add value to someone else's life based on what you're good at. There's no right or wrong as long when someone compensates you in exchange for the value you give them on a higher level; then you are on the right path.
  • How you can monetize your passion — not just as one-off money, but recurring money. When someone drops $10,000 money in your lap, it's great. What's even better, though, is someone giving you two thousand dollars a month for a year or twenty people giving you $2,000 a month for a year. It's time to brainstorm for a better business model!
  • Most people nowadays are driven by attention and fame. They want to be someone who has a million IG, Twitter, or YouTube followers. Those are great things, but that's just the beginning part of generating a million-dollar blog. Start selling products, not attention.
  • See the risky side of affiliate marketing. For example, if you're doing product reviews and someone clicks on your affiliate link to the, let's say, Nike website. Well, guess what? Nike has their attention now. Nike is going to get their credit card number, mobile number, and email address. They are no longer your customer. With all this attention building in the affiliate world, you are not building your email list. Here's a smart idea: why not direct that to your website or landing page to sell your products? Get yourself a CRM as soon as possible.
  • How to drive higher customer value through recurring or repeat purchases, and finding your balance between high-paying clients and customers who are subscribed on a lower price monthly plan.
  • How an affiliate program can help reduce your marketing expenses.

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Business Mastery

SDN EP: 105 – The 5 Parts Of The Perfect Business Model

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On the Stop Doing Nothing podcast, you will discover how to get results in business and life using the most simple methods possible. This is a podcast aimed for high-achievers who possess a rare burning desire to see above the fog of life and create a better world for themselves and those around them. Great coaching is the secret of all successful people. This is what they don't teach you in business school. In this episode, you will learn about the five parts of the perfect business model.

If you want to build a thriving business, your business model should convince you that your idea makes sense because your time, money and effort are at great risk here. Nevertheless, it’s always advisable to leave room for future innovations whatever business models you opt to utilize.

Here are the key areas we covered in this episode:

  • The value of data in marketing and business — how it can help you identify which marketing efforts drive conversions and sales, so you can get to know your prospects better and work with your dream clients.

  • How to strengthen your weak branding statement. For example, instead of saying, "I help people realize their dreams and make unlimited income," you can turn it into something more precise and powerful like, "I help female entrepreneurs break the ten thousand dollars a month barrier by showing them how to monetize their knowledge twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, by using A, B and C tactics."

  • The benefits of offering high-ticket products or services that will skyrocket your profits. This process shouldn't be complicated at all. Your knowledge, your products, and your services become more valuable when you bundle them together.

  • The significant risk of depending on a single large client up to the point of neglecting the marketing side of the business. As a client, you don't want your revenue to count on you for a big percentage of their revenue. Clients go away; it happens. Therefore, discover how you can find a way to get small recurring income as much as possible.

  • The importance of having a place for you to collect data about your prospects or your customers — it could be any web-based platform where you can push information to people, and they can sign up.

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Business Mastery

SDN EP: 104 – How To Accelerate Your Business Growth with Linda Lopeke

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"Sometimes entrepreneurs are held up to be the reason their business didn't succeed, when in fact, the reason their business didn't succeed is that it wasn't set up on a proper foundation." - Linda Lopeke (13:22-13:32)


There can come a time when your business isn't growing as fast as it used to be. Your growth may be winding down to the point that you are concerned that your progress may backslide. And you want to accelerate development to reach set deadlines for building sustainable business objectives.

There are many approaches that you can use to accelerate your business growth and achieve the targets you have for your business. In this week's 104th episode of Stop Doing Nothing, we're joined by Linda Lopeke. Together, we're going to cover how to accelerate your business growth and how to do it the right way, with the right people's help.


Linda Lopeke’s Humble Beginnings ...

Linda Lopeke started her first business in 1967. But before that, she was into management consulting practice. She was a computer scientist and systems engineer. But her many careers didn't end there; Linda also worked in international finance and banking.


The Birth Of The Smart Start Business Success Accelerator ...

Starting her own business in 1980, Linda dealt primarily with corporate clients. Then, there is a leadership conference that Queen's University has each year called QLEAD, and they invite top entrepreneurs to come and speak to their student population and give guest lectures. Linda was there, giving one lecture on entrepreneurship. After her lecture, the students in the lecture hall all rushed at me. They started talking to me about the different business ideas and wanted to develop what they couldn't find any support or guidance for bringing them to market. They were having a really difficult time, and they had such brilliant ideas and so much enthusiasm. It was clear that they believed in themselves, and they needed someone to help them bring their dreams to life and who didn't discount them for their age or their lack of business experience or anything like that.

At that exact moment, Linda decided that she was going to help these kids and ended up creating the Smart Start Business Success Accelerator.


Using The Smart Start Business Success Accelerator Versus Doing It On Your Own:

The difference between somebody going at their business on their own versus working with a Smart Start Business Success Accelerator is that there are 12 foundational core competencies to make your dream survive and unfold the way that you imagine it would be.

When a new entrepreneur is bootstrapping, they may have a small number of loans from parents, friends, and family. They may have a small bit of money or credit cards that they can use. They can tap into these limited resources to help them by the expert guidance they truly need. It isn't easy to evaluate people who do offer courses and coaching programs when they are considering making investments because they don't have the foundation to vet these people. And so, Linda started this Smart Start Business Success Accelerator program to help address those concerns.


"It's not enough to be smart. You have to have people looking out for you who want you to succeed and who are willing to tell you when you're off base and why you're off base." - Linda Lopeke (29:47-30:04)


12 Core Competencies You’ll Learn Using The Smart Start Business Success Accelerator:

Anchored to the Smart Start Business Success Accelerator Program, Linda shared that regardless of what business you're in, you have to find your perfect people. The four things that contribute to that are strategy, planning, revenue, and the relationships you build in your ecosystem.

The second step every business owner has to do is create compelling products and services. The four core competencies that impact products and services are branding, pricing processes, tools, and technology.

Finally, you need to build a stand out of business if you're going to make competition irrelevant and succeed. The four core competencies you need to master to make that happen are design, buzz, productivity, and social media.


Who Would Benefit From Smart Start Business Success Accelerator?

Linda is primarily working with underperforming businesses. But according to her, it's better if you start in the program when you're completely new because you will start with a much stronger foundation.

But typically, people come to them after investing anywhere from ten to over one hundred thousand dollars in courses, programs, coaching, and consulting that does not advance their business in any way. So they end up questioning themselves, "Do I even have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?"

More they question the validity of their ideas, and they think that they have an idea that nobody wants. But when they come in, what Linda finds out is they have not been able to get the guidance needed. To understand how to take that idea, build it into something sellable and communicate that effectively to the target market and then do the marketing in a strategic way that allows them to convert the idea from just an idea to something that creates sustainable income over the long term.


"They can't take you down if there's nothing to take down."
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Patrick Allmond (19:49-19:51)


How Can Smart Start Business Success Accelerator Help Accelerate Your Business?

Businesspeople who come into Smart Start have generally had many bad experiences with their investments in the past. That is because where they invested in had 10 out of 10 marketing, but 0 out of 10 business experience, knowledge, or expertise. So they've bought into a bit of an illusion. What happens is they are very disgruntled with their experience. They are held up to be the reason their business didn't succeed. When in fact, the reason their business didn't succeed is it wasn't set up on a proper foundation or the people that they had chosen to work with initially did not know how to adjust the marketing for specific purposes.

However, let's say that you have 10 out of 10 marketing, but your product or service is crappy. That's only going to harm your reputation and put your business into the ground faster. We're in the Internet age now, and you cannot hide behind those kinds of failures. People are going to hear about it. They're going to talk about it. It's going to spread like wildfire, and everything that goes on the net stays on the net. So now the onus is on the business owner not just to have great marketing, but to make sure that their products and services live up to the promises they're making in that market.

You cannot delegate or outsource your reputation. It takes months, if not years, to develop your professional credibility. The authority behind your programs and your products and services and the customer testimonials are social proof that attests to your business's results to clients and customers. If you are not careful about how you are behaving and delivering and supporting your client base, you can lose that reputation in a nanosecond.

Since you're in charge of your behavior and how you're positioning and running your business, then as long as you are doing the things that you need to be doing, it doesn't matter if the odd person has something nasty to say about your business. Remember that you're not going to be liked by every person in the world. The only thing you can control is to ensure that execution does not align with what the odd, nasty person is saying about your business.

 You can only do the best that you can do, and you can only behave in the most honest way you can. If you do that consistently, when the trolls try to take you down, they will not be able to.

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