Entrepreneurs Rising with Carl Taylor
This show is for entrepreneurs and people who aspire to be entrepreneurs. Whether you have been in business for one year or more than twenty years, or you have taken someone else’s business, or you're in a team of business owners, this show is for you. Entrepreneurship is the greatest personal development journey you can take. As you rise in the journey, you not only grow your own income and knowledge, but also the people around you. It is like the rising tide that lifts all boats. It benefits you and the people around you. We are here to transform your way of thinking based on our own upgrades from running multiple businesses.
109: Lessons from Amazon is Crafting Effective Loyalty Programs
December 4, 2023 • 8 MIN
The brainchild of one of the world's most influential e-commerce giants, Amazon Prime, is a sterling example of how loyalty programs can revolutionise your business. At its core, Amazon Prime offers subscribers a simple yet irresistible proposition: pay a fee and unlock a treasure chest of benefits, including free, often expedited, shipping, and exclusive content. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we dive into a known loyalty program and discover its amazing ability to transform occasional shoppers into steadfast advocates. Loyalty programs are not just about retaining existing customers; they are about increasing customer spending, repeat business, and building a community of advocates who champion your brand. And Amazon Prime has mastered this. Now, the big question is, how can you replicate this success in your own venture? The answer is clear. You must craft a loyalty program tailored to your unique business model and customer base. But how can you do this? Let’s talk about it…
108: Podcast Automation: Your Guide to Podcast Success
November 27, 2023 • 9 MIN
Have you ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into creating a podcast? How the numerous and often challenging process becomes a seamless production that lets you enjoy your favourite podcast shows? In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we go a little meta and discuss podcast automation and how an audio recording turns into an extraordinary experience. The real magic happens when automation takes centre stage. As soon as the recording wraps up, a team of dedicated professionals leaps into action - audio editing, show notes creation, scheduling, social media promotions, and personalised emails are all part of the orchestrated symphony. If you want to have a streamlined experience, you should harness the power of technology and leverage automation. Learn more about how you can transform your episode from ordinary to extraordinary, your podcast success begins here.
107: The Impact of Attachment Styles in Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Fabien Pataud
November 22, 2023 • 11 MIN
Are you constantly seeking approval from clients at the expense of your own needs? Or perhaps you cling tightly to the day-to-day chaos of your business to avoid facing deep-seated issues? If this sounds familiar, your childhood attachment style may be running the show. In this week's Entrepreneurs Rising podcast, I unpack key lessons from episode 106 with Fabien Pataud. By illuminating these attachment styles, we gain priceless self-awareness. But insight alone is insufficient; we must pair it with embodied practices like breathwork to retrain the nervous system. If anxiety and self-sabotage persist in your entrepreneurial life, this episode provides a compass for locating your roots. It's time to break free from your old patterns, heal old attachment wounds, and securely serve your business and clients.
106: The Pathway to Conscious Relationships with Fabien Pataud
November 20, 2023 • 56 MIN
Do you struggle to create lasting, fulfilling relationships? Do you find yourself falling into the same negative patterns, unable to break free? Our adult relationships are profoundly shaped by our childhood experiences and attachment style. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, Fabien Pataud shares his journey of discovering his own attachment style and pathways to heal insecure relating. He candidly discusses his challenging childhood environment and how it influenced his attachment style. As Fabien became a father himself, he saw his unhealthy patterns emerging and knew he had to break the generational cycle of trauma. He explains how integrating shadow aspects and understanding his attachment style was key to conscious relating and authentic living. Ready to uncover your attachment style and heal insecure relating? Tune into this powerful conversation and emerge with greater self-awareness, embodiment and conscious relating skills. It’s time to break free of past relational trauma and step into deeply fulfilling relationships.
105: Cash Flow Forecasting: Predicting the Future of Your Business
November 13, 2023 • 9 MIN
Keeping your business financially healthy is a top priority. However, for most business owners, doing numbers isn't their jam. But what if we told you that you don't necessarily need to become a financial wizard to achieve a financially sound business? In today's episode, we’re talking about cash flow forecasting. Do you need to know how to do it? Understanding and using a cash flow forecast is crucial for entrepreneurs. You'll learn how to anticipate financial needs, adapt to unforeseen financial challenges, and avoid cash flow problems that could sink even a highly profitable business. Although it may sound intimidating, your forecast is your financial GPS, guiding you through the twists and turns of business finance. With the right insights, you can confidently manage the success of your business's financial future without becoming a financial expert.
104: Dadpreneur: Balancing Family, Business and Personal Growth
November 6, 2023 • 16 MIN
Entrepreneurs often embark on their journey driven by the desire to create a fulfilling work-life balance while also achieving professional success. However, with the challenges of running a business, they quickly realize that achieving that elusive balance can be a complex and ever-evolving endeavour. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we take a look at a project Carl has been passionate about - Dadpreneur. It's a movement designed specifically for entrepreneurial dads striving to conquer their professional pursuits while nurturing their personal lives. The program is a beacon of hope for those fathers who yearn to be the kings of their kingdom, providing for their families and cherishing each moment without compromising on their health and personal aspirations. Take advantage of the insights and the fascinating Dadpreneur journey that will inspire, challenge, and motivate you on your own entrepreneurial path. Tune in and discover how you can navigate a transformative journey of your own.
103: The Polarity Principle: My Lessons from Damien Bohler
November 1, 2023 • 13 MIN
It's typical to exude masculine energy as an entrepreneur navigating the dynamic world of business. It’s an energy that is disciplined and goal-oriented. However, have you ever considered how this energy spills over into your personal life impacting relationships and potentially creating conflicts you can't seem to resolve? In this episode, we delve into valuable insights shared by Damien Bohler in episode 102–Embracing Polarity: Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies with Damien Bohler. The conversation focuses on helping business owners resolve professional and personal conflicts by harnessing the power of polarity. When the balance of masculine and feminine energies is balanced, conflict diminishes, and passion and fulfilment flourish. If you're a business owner seeking a relationship with less conflict and more connection, this episode offers practical strategies to help you achieve it. Join me as we uncover the secrets of harnessing polarity to transform conflict into connection and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth.
102: Embracing Polarity: Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies with Damien Bohler
October 30, 2023 • 63 MIN
While chasing professional success, most business owners know that a satisfying personal life is equally vital for their well-being and performance. But finding the right mix between work and personal life isn't always easy. In today's episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we speak with a pragmatic visionary and synthesist Damien Bohler about embracing polarity: balancing masculine and feminine energies. He talks about the importance of balancing masculine and feminine energies in our relationships. This balance, called relationship polarity, can make connections with partners more exciting. By understanding and using this balance, it can make both our business and personal relationships even better. Just as you need to hone entrepreneurial skills, you also need to invest in understanding and nurturing the polarity in your personal life. It's a powerful tool that can help you achieve balance and fulfilment, ultimately benefiting both your business and personal relationships.
How I Run a 7-Figure Business in 4 Hours a Month
October 23, 2023 • 9 MIN
Running a successful business is a dream for many entrepreneurs. But doing it all yourself can quickly lead to burnout. So how do you build a team and processes that enable your business to thrive with minimal involvement from you? In this episode, I share the step-by-step journey to extricating yourself from day-to-day operations so you can get your evenings, weekends and sanity back. Learn how I went from working in the business to on the business, while still scaling revenue. Tune in to discover how you too can structure your business to run without you.
100: The Journey to Living a Fulfilled Life: My Lessons from Ryan Magic
October 18, 2023 • 16 MIN
In a world full of distractions and a competitive culture, true fulfilment often gets lost as we become attached to desires, achievements, and other people's expectations. However, fulfilment can only come from within and when we live purposely and authentically. In this episode, I recap and reflect on the insightful conversation with Ryan Magic in episode 99: The Entrepreneurial Path to Fulfillment Although Ryan achieved success in business, he found it unfulfilling and embarked on a journey of self-discovery. He realised that fulfilment flows from self-awareness, service, and staying present. Join me as I ponder the lessons gained from Ryan Magic and his life experiences. He showcased that we all seek lives infused with passion and meaning and when we unlock inner fulfilment, the rewards are immeasurable.
099: The Entrepreneurial Path to Fulfillment with Ryan Magic
October 16, 2023 • 72 MIN
What is it that really motivates entrepreneurs to work hard and create wealth and success? Is it the need for security, recognition, or validation? And what occurs when they attain these goals but still sense a lack of fulfilment? In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we dive deep into an amazing conversation with Ryan Magic about presence over productivity: managing fear to find fulfilment. Ryan is an international speaker who helps entrepreneurs transform their inner world. Having built and sold a business that did over $10 million, Ryan realised that massive success didn't equate to happiness. He knew something was missing. This sparked a 5-year pilgrimage to find his purpose. Our discussion provides invaluable wisdom and practical tools for any entrepreneur seeking more purpose, meaning, and fulfilment.
098: 4 Under Utilised Used Ways to Increase Profits
October 9, 2023 • 14 MIN
Are you struggling to boost your profit margin and finding yourself tirelessly chasing these gains while others seem to have cracked the code? Well, you're not alone. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, Carl shares the 4 under utilised ways to increase profits. These strategies may seem quite obvious but not enough business owners utilise them to gain more profit. As business owners, we share a common goal: to not only survive but to thrive. And thriving isn't about just making ends meet, but making sure that the business is able to sustain itself and generate new opportunities with the help of profits gained. Your roadmap to increasing profits entails investing in team training, raising prices, getting rid of “D Grade” clients, and putting a stop to business processes that don't work. This episode delivers tried and proven tactics to boost your profits. With Carl's decades worth of entrepreneurial expertise, get ready to take your profits to the next level.
097: Setting Financial Goals For Your Future: My Lessons from Jackson Millan
October 4, 2023 • 12 MIN
Building wealth as an entrepreneur takes more than just generating revenue - it requires cultivating the mindset, strategies, and disciplines needed to master your money. And in the quest for financial freedom, entrepreneurs may have more to learn when it comes to understanding and growing their money. In this episode, I share my most valuable takeaways from my conversation with Jackson Millan in episode 096: Financial Freedom Through Sustainable Wealth. Entrepreneurs seeking to master money and build wealth will learn from the unique concepts Jackson discussed - the impact of a wealth letter, different entrepreneur archetypes, visualising future ideal lifestyles, and how to effectively raise prices. If you're ready to elevate your money mindset and build sustainable wealth, listen to this episode as I share key lessons from The Wealth Mentor and learn how you can build a gateway to financial freedom.
096: Financial Freedom Through Sustainable Wealth with Jackson Millan
October 2, 2023 • 52 MIN
Financial freedom is a cherished dream for entrepreneurs, but many get stuck in a cycle of financial frustration. They believe in vague notions of getting rich and have the tendency to overvalue scarcity and undervalue abundance. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we dive deeper into financial freedom and setting goals that build sustainable wealth with Jackson Millan AKA "The Wealth Mentor." Jackson has dominated the wealth and business strategy space by helping over a thousand clients build over $2 billion in combined wealth. Rather than dealing with vague ideas about building wealth, Jackson offers a clear roadmap. He reveals the importance of defining what financial freedom means to you, based on the lifestyle goals that bring joy and fulfillment. Discover how you can utilise Jackson's powerful systems and frameworks to analyse business and personal finances and to maximise profit and cash flow, how to fix bottlenecks that are draining your finances and work your way towards financial freedom in this value-filled episode.
095: Calculate Your Automation Rate to Scale Your Business
September 25, 2023 • 13 MIN
Your time is the most valuable asset you possess as an entrepreneur. Maximising your time allows you to grow your business and increase revenue. But how much is your time really worth? In today's episode, we dive into calculating your all-important "automation rate" — the amount you can afford to pay to outsource tasks and free up your time. If you constantly work 50+ hours per week, this is an eye-opener. You’ll realize that your time is more valuable than you thought. The key is spending money to get back time while maximising your hourly rate. An invaluable strategy for scaling your business. Join me as I provide examples and valuable insights into calculating your automation rate. You’ll discover how outsourcing and automation can transform your business and quality of life.
094: Transitioning from Personal Brand to Scalable Business: My Lessons from Clint Salter
September 20, 2023 • 11 MIN
At some point in your business journey, further growth may require removing yourself from the center of operations. However, for entrepreneurs who have built a business around their personal brand, how can they transition to a more scalable, sellable company? In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, I'm going to share the lessons learned from my conversation with fellow entrepreneur Clint Salter in episode 93 -Building a Sellable Coaching Company. Our conversation was filled with value bombs but what made the most impact on me is that it's never too late to decide to scale up, and transition away from a founder-centric business model. With a simple change in mindset and strategic tweaks, you can put your business on the path toward successfully operating and growing with or without you. This episode provides motivating stories and actionable takeaways for any business owner looking to evolve their company beyond their personal brand. If you want to transform your personal brand into an enterprise that creates value beyond only you, this is a must-listen.
093: Building a Sellable Coaching Company with Clint Salter
September 18, 2023 • 48 MIN
While coaching companies are typically difficult to sell due to reliance on the personal brand of the founder, implementing strategic measures and building a solid infrastructure can significantly enhance their saleability. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we discuss the fascinating story and journey of serial entrepreneur Clint Salter and his proven strategies to make your personal brand company saleable. He has built and sold multiple coaching businesses over the past 20 years. Clint shares how he strategically constructed his companies for acquisition in an industry where selling is uniquely challenging and gives valuable tips on how to outline concrete steps that will engineer the business right from the beginning. He suggests all entrepreneurs should carefully examine their personal definitions of success before buying into any prescribed fast growth models. Not all coaching businesses need to follow the same playbook. With his vast experience and multiple successful exits, Clint has massive wisdom to spare. Learn from his strategic journey as he engineered his companies for sustainability beyond reliance on any one person.
092: Stop Drowning in Details - How to Get Out of the Weeds
September 11, 2023 • 5 MIN
Being caught in the weeds of your business is an all-too-common challenge for entrepreneurs. Despite having systems in place and team members to delegate to, many find themselves constantly bogged down in tasks that don't provide high value. In this quick solo episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we talk about the implications of being stuck in the weeds of your business and simple strategies for you to remove yourself. Some business owners work tirelessly just to keep things running, making countless small decisions that only they can make. And even successful entrepreneurs can remain stuck doing things that don't utilise their unique abilities. If this sounds familiar, then you need to remove yourself from the weeds and focus on top-level vision and strategy. Extracting yourself from the weeds is challenging but essential. It enables you to operate at your highest level, contribute unique value, and reclaim your purpose as an entrepreneur.
091: Mastering Sales Success: My Lessons from Patrick Galang
September 6, 2023 • 17 MIN
Creating effective sales strategies are crucial for boosting income and nurturing business expansion. When executed correctly, these strategies open up the door to more possibilities and bring your business closer to potential customers who are the right fit. In this episode, I walk through the key concepts that really caught my attention from the discussion I had with Patrick Galang in episode 90: The Power of a Solid Sales System for Entrepreneurs. Patrick, an expert in building sales teams and optimising sales processes has given me a fresh perspective on how I see sales strategies. In our insightful conversation, he gave emphasis on the power of using testimonials, how to set up correct payment structures, mitigating sales mistakes, and the importance of financial forecasting. These strategies help mould your sales process into the best possible shape to handle both the prospect and sales team’s expectations and demands. I am thrilled to share these learnings from my good friend, Patrick, and for you to see how they hold the potential to elevate your business to new heights of success.
090: The Power of a Solid Sales System for Entrepreneurs with Patrick Galang
September 4, 2023 • 56 MIN
As an entrepreneur, sales are critical - they’re the lifeblood of your business. However, sales can also be overwhelming, and the pressure it creates can make business owners want to delegate or avoid this process altogether. In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we speak with Patrick Galang about the power of a solid sales system for entrepreneurs. Patrick helps build sales teams and optimise sales processes to help businesses with end-to-end sales. The genuine concept of selling is contrary to what most people believe it to be. Most people think it's just about selling a product or service to others, but in reality, it's about making sure that the client is the right fit for your business and ensuring that what you offer can genuinely help them. At the core of every flourishing business, an exceptional sales system is the foundation. So get ready to discover why having this powerful backbone supports your endeavours and fortifies your business against uncertainties.
089: Honouring Your Word For Stronger Relationships
August 28, 2023 • 6 MIN
Honouring your word is an enduring principle that stands as a pillar in both business and in your personal life. It encapsulates trust, commitment, and credibility. As entrepreneurs we are bound by a lot of responsibilities and it's easy to neglect this principle and compromise on the commitments we make. In this episode, we dive deep into the significance of honouring your word and the impact it can have on your business and life partnerships. Faced with major responsibilities, entrepreneurs are called to establish trust and credibility through consistent follow-through on promises made. A good reputation is built by doing what you say you will do. So when you agree to something, you need to honour it no matter how small it may seem. And when your word turns into empty promises, it slowly destabilises relationships and trusts until everything collapses. Keeping your word nurtures strong partnerships and enables growth. It's not about grand gestures, but modest actions - making sure promises, regardless of magnitude, are fulfilled.
088: Creating Your Wealth Plan: My Lessons from Todd Polke
August 23, 2023 • 18 MIN
Your financial well-being is not just luck; it's a result of careful planning. And to create wealth, you need a clear and comprehensive wealth plan. In this episode, I share what I learned from talking with Todd Polke in episode 87 - Unveiling The Power of Systemic Strategies to Wealth Creation. Your wealth plan is more than just a blueprint; it is the strategic compass that guides you through the ever-changing landscape of business investments and even personal ventures. It's also about understanding how you can leverage your investment portfolio and the purpose of each asset. One powerful takeaway from my discussion with Todd is the process of normalising wealth creation and the impact of a disciplined habit of investing. A resilient wealth plan develops a firm decision to regularly set aside funds for investment, which business owners often neglect to do. By having a clear wealth plan, you prepare for a journey to financial freedom and success. And this begins with a step towards crafting a purposeful wealth plan that puts high value on investing.
087: Unveiling The Power of Systemic Strategies to Wealth Creation with Todd Polke
August 21, 2023 • 59 MIN
The conventional belief that success follows hard work isn't universal, as some business owners find themselves stuck in a life where time far outweighs the monetary rewards. However, there are lesser-known wealth-creation strategies that offer higher returns while allowing more time for personal enjoyment away from the business. In this episode, I chat with Todd Polke about the strategic and systemic approach to wealth creation. Todd is on a mission to help as many people as possible to live a life unlimited by income. In the pursuit of wealth creation, business owners can follow a default plan of risking things like money, time away from family, and other resources, and invest too much in their business. These risks are not always rewarded, and this is why Todd recommends building your investment portfolio as part of your wealth creation journey. For business owners aiming to grow and achieve financial freedom, the essential factor lies in adopting a strategic and systematic approach to investment portfolios. It's not solely about the asset itself, but rather comprehending the role it plays within your portfolio. This episode explores the transformative power of a well-planned investment portfolio, managing inherent risks, and how to embrace asset opportunities and limitations that impact how you create lasting wealth.
086: Is AI A Threat Or A Friend To Business Owners
August 14, 2023 • 10 MIN
Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changing force in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. Its ability to analyze vast amounts of data, automate tasks, and make predictions has left many business owners contemplating its impact. The question on everyone's mind is: Is AI a friend or a foe to business owners? On the one hand, AI offers various benefits that can revolutionize how businesses operate. It can potentially optimize processes, enhance decision-making, and improve customer experiences. However, there is also a lingering sense of trepidation. The fear of AI becoming a competitor rather than an ally. In this episode, we delve into the intriguing debate surrounding AI in the business world. We will explore both sides of the argument, examining the potential benefits that AI brings to business owners and the challenges and risks it poses. By gaining a deeper understanding of the subject, we aim to shed light on whether AI should be embraced as a friend or approached with caution as a potential foe. Join us as we navigate the complex terrain of the impact of AI on business owners as well as discuss the opportunities, threats, and possibilities that lie ahead. It's time to unravel the truth and determine whether AI can be a trusted ally or a formidable opponent in the business world.
085: Wealth Beyond the Business: My Lessons from Chris Gray
August 9, 2023 • 17 MIN
As entrepreneurs, we’re often immersed in areas that focus on growth and profitability. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of business, it’s easy to overlook the value of diversifying wealth beyond your business. In this episode, I unpack some of the biggest takeaways from my conversation with Chris Gray in episode 84 - Elevating Wealth through Intelligent Property Investment with Chris Gray. As a property investment expert, Chris shares stories that highlight the transformative power of embracing property investing as a means to build wealth outside your business. Some of the concepts he discussed really made a significant impact on how I see and understand the game of finance. In our conversation, I learned the importance of seeking advice from the right professionals, buying the average in a median area, and the benefits of rentvesting compared to directly purchasing a property. Unlocking new financial dimensions demands embracing new strategies to diversify wealth even outside the business. Join me as we draw valuable lessons from Chris Gray and adopt his wealth-building wisdom.
084: Elevating Wealth through Intelligent Property Investment with Chris Gray
August 7, 2023 • 58 MIN
Business owners looking to diversify their wealth-building portfolio often consider property investment as an excellent way to secure gains and financial stability. However, some entrepreneurs may hesitate to choose property investment as their first option due to its complex processes and the potential risk of financial loss. In this episode, we speak with investment property expert Chris Gray about navigating intelligent property investments for building wealth. Chris is a master of challenging conventional thinking and teaches people strategies that will help better leverage income and equity so they have cash flow for their lifestyle. Property investment is an attractive proposition because it offers a potential for consistent and substantial returns, it can be tailored to your budget and the value appreciates over time. But investing in properties also has its drawbacks. First-time buyers may not be able to assess the best property for their budget and don't know how to leverage their investment. This is a value-filled episode where Chris provides knowledge that only the top 1% know. He distils complicated topics into simple, easy-to-understand pieces so you can understand and experience success in property investing.
083: Investing In Shares vs. Property: Which Is Better?
July 31, 2023 • 17 MIN
If you want to grow your wealth, investing is a crucial part of the equation. When it comes to investment options, two prominent choices that most people consider are investing in shares and property investing. Both avenues offer the potential for significant returns and can be rewarding in their own right. However, they also differ in key aspects, including risk profiles, investment horizons, and overall market dynamics. In this episode, we explore the fundamental differences between investing in shares and property, and shed light on the factors potential investors should consider before diving into either market. Understanding the characteristics and nuances of shares and property is essential for individuals looking to make informed decisions about where to allocate their resources. By examining the key differences and similarities between these two investment avenues, you can gain valuable insights into which approach aligns better with your financial objectives, personal preferences and how they can impact your financial goals.
082: Why Learning the Investing Skill Matters: My Lessons From Terry Tran
July 26, 2023 • 12 MIN
Whether you are aiming for financial stability, growth, or independence, understanding the intricacies of investing is crucial. This empowers individuals to take control of their financial futures, make informed decisions, and capitalise on opportunities. In this episode, I'm going to debrief and share my key takeaways from my conversation with Terry Tran in Building Wealth Safely: The Power of Diversification in Shares and Investments. Although we tackled different investing topics, we both agreed on the importance of learning how to invest and diversifying investments as a business owner. You should aim to get as much exposure to differing forms of investments (market shares, property portfolios, ETFs) and learn how you can leverage each one for your business. Ultimately, learning the skill of investing provides individuals the ability to grow their wealth, protect their assets, and build a secure financial future. Through this episode, you will discover how you can take advantage of different and diverse investment strategies that take you on long-term potential financial growth and how you can maximise investment returns and profit for your business.
081: Building Wealth Safely: The Power of Diversification in Shares and Investments with Terry Tran
July 24, 2023 • 63 MIN
The quest for financial security and abundance often leads to exploring various options, with shares and investments emerging as popular choices. However, in the ever-evolving landscape of finance, individuals and investors are constantly seeking avenues that build wealth while minimising risks. In this episode, we speak again with the founder of The Freedom Trader, Terry Tran and discuss how to build wealth safely through the power of diversification in shares and investments. The volatility and uncertainty inherent in financial markets make it essential for investors to employ strategies that can safeguard their wealth. One such strategy that has stood the test of time is diversification or spreading investments either in property portfolios, market shares, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and more. By allocating investments across a diversified portfolio, investors can reduce the impact of adverse events that may affect individual assets or sectors. If you're a business owner, it's crucial to learn the lifetime skill of investing and being able to diversify your investments. Eventually, you will recognise that different asset categories perform differently over time, and by having varied portfolios, you reduce risks and ensure business wealth safely.
080: The Relationship Priority: Unlocking the Secrets to a Thriving Partnership
July 17, 2023 • 20 MIN
Love is a beautiful and transformative force that can enrich our lives in countless ways. It brings joy, fulfillment, and a deep sense of connection. However, in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by responsibilities, work, and other obligations, unintentionally neglecting the relationships that bring us so much happiness. In this episode, we discuss why you should prioritize your relationship with your partner, no matter how busy you are as an entrepreneur. In this fast-paced world, it is too easy to let our relationships take a backseat, to become an afterthought amidst the chaos. You may find yourself caught up in the demands of your career, constantly checking off to-do lists, or consumed by various commitments. As a result, your relationships can suffer, gradually losing the attention, care, and nourishment they need to thrive. In this episode, we will also navigate the challenges and obstacles that may arise when striving to prioritize your relationships. We will explore strategies, practical tips, and insights that can help you balance the demands of your life and the needs of your partner. So, let us embark on this journey together, discovering the power of prioritizing your relationship and embracing the transformative potential that lies within. Love first, and watch your life and relationships flourish beyond your wildest dreams.
079: Using Automation and Technology To Streamline Business Processes: My Lessons from Chris L. Davis
July 12, 2023 • 13 MIN
A critical factor that sets successful entrepreneurs apart, is their ability to streamline business processes. These processes can be recorded by a team member, but what if you could save money by “hiring” automation and technology instead? While this sounds appealing, it can be difficult to understand the right kind of systems and software to use, and how to leverage the tools you already have in place. In this episode, I'm going to summarise the conversation I had with Chris L. Davis on episode 78 - Supercharge Your Business: The Magic of Marketing Automation and share my biggest takeaways. The most common and yet the most difficult question to answer is what's the best tool to use in business? This consultative process involves getting clear on the jobs you want done, considering team member's capability of using the tools, and how these tools can generate more revenue for the business. This episode, alongside the full episode with Chris L. Davis, will equip you with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions about incorporating technology and automation into your business operations. These tools may be the key to unlocking massive potential for your business growth and success.
078: Supercharge Your Business: The Magic of Marketing Automation with Chris L. Davis
July 10, 2023 • 56 MIN
Imagine a world where businesses run like well-oiled machines, with tasks and processes seamlessly automated to boost efficiency and productivity. This is the promise of marketing automation, a rapidly growing trend involving technology to streamline and optimise the various operations in your business. While the benefits of marketing automation are clear, many are wondering if it threatens the human workforce. Will machines eventually replace humans altogether, leaving us jobless and powerless? Or is business automation simply a tool that can help us work smarter and more efficiently? In this episode, we discuss if automation is a tool or a threat with Chris Davis. Chris is a highly sought-after marketing automation consultant and advisor who developed a systematic approach to building automated marketing systems inside businesses. Chris shares his insights on the impact of automation on businesses and the workforce. He also sheds light on the benefits and challenges of automation, and how businesses can balance efficiency and humanity. We delve into how automation can enhance the human workforce by allowing us to focus on higher-level tasks, and how it can also create new job opportunities in industries related to technology and automation. Join us for this thought-provoking discussion on the role of automation in business, and whether it is a tool we can embrace or a threat we should fear.
077: Is Capitalism Evil? Debunking Myths and Misconceptions
July 3, 2023 • 10 MIN
Capitalism is often a controversial topic that ignites strong opinions from both advocates and critics. It's been praised as the driving force behind innovation, economic growth, and prosperity, but it has also been vilified for creating wealth inequality, environmental degradation, and social injustice. However, much of the criticism of capitalism is based on myths and misconceptions perpetuated by incomplete or inaccurate information. In this episode, I explore some common misconceptions about capitalism and its effects, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of this economic system. I explain what capitalism is and how it affects people around the globe, both now and in the future. I also look at the potential solutions that could reduce inequality while preserving entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and innovation. Capitalism is an ever-evolving system; if we want to ensure it works for everyone, now is the time to act.
076: How a Growth Mindset Can Take Your Business to the Next Level: My Lessons from Brent Williams
June 28, 2023 • 9 MIN
As businesses strive for success in today's competitive landscape, there's an increasing awareness of the importance of personal growth for individuals. Personal growth is a lifelong journey of self-improvement that helps people reach their full potential and become the best versions of themselves. In the business world, personal growth is essential for employees and leaders alike, as it enhances productivity, fosters creativity, and promotes resilience. By investing in personal growth, businesses can unlock a wealth of benefits that can drive their success and help them navigate the ever-changing business environment. In this episode, we'll recap episode 075: Making a Speaking Business Work Without The Speaker with Brent Williams and delve deeper into the importance of personal business growth. He emphasized that personal growth is about acquiring new skills or knowledge, developing a growth mindset, building emotional intelligence, and cultivating a sense of purpose and fulfilment. As we explore the importance of personal growth in business in this episode, we'll draw on Brent’s expertise and insights to understand how businesses and individuals can benefit from investing in personal growth. We'll also discuss practical tips and strategies for cultivating personal growth and creating a culture of continuous improvement in the workplace. So, join us on this journey of self-discovery and personal business growth.
075: Making a Speaking Business Work Without The Speaker with Brent Williams
June 26, 2023 • 55 MIN
In professional speaking, charismatic and captivating individuals have long dominated the stage, captivating audiences with their powerful words and magnetic presence. These eloquent speakers have inspired countless individuals, shared valuable knowledge, and motivated change. However, what if the secret to building a successful speaking business lies not in the hands of the speaker alone but in the ability to empower and train others to become influential voices themselves? In this episode, we talk about how to make a speaking business work without the speaker with Brent Williams. Brent is one of Australia’s leading authorities on success strategies for teenagers. He received the “Gen Y Leader of the Year” award and has been nominated 3 times for the Young Australian of the Year. Brent shares his insights on how to build a speaking business that transcends the limitations of a single individual and empowers others to become influential voices in their own right. Brent Williams believes that the true measure of success for professional speakers lies in their ability to deliver impactful speeches and their capacity to create a lasting impact beyond their presence on the stage. He emphasizes the importance of empowering and training others to become influential speakers, multiplying the speaking business's reach and impact. Join us in this episode as we delve into building a speaking business that goes beyond the individual speaker with the insightful Brent Williams.
074: The Yin and Yang of Teams: Unveiling the Power of Two Essential Roles
June 19, 2023 • 9 MIN
In the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of business, success is often a result of effective teamwork. A cohesive and high-performing team can make all the difference in achieving organizational goals, overcoming challenges, and driving innovation. However, not all team members are created equal, and identifying the right individuals to fill crucial roles is paramount. In this episode, we talk about the importance of having two types of team members - the taskmasters and the outcome owners. From their distinctive characteristics to their impact on team dynamics, we will delve into the core qualities that make them indispensable. Like two sides of a coin, these individuals bring unique skills, perspectives, and contributions that complement each other and create a strong foundation for the entire team. Their combined efforts can propel an organization forward and unlock its full potential. Whether you are a business owner, a team leader, or an aspiring entrepreneur, understanding the importance of these key individuals will undoubtedly empower you to build and nurture a winning team. Join me as I uncover the building blocks that form the backbone of thriving businesses—the two indispensable team members that every organization needs.
073: Why Fast Prospects Lead the Way: My Lessons From Nicholas Kusmich
June 14, 2023 • 14 MIN
Prospects move towards a transaction at three different speeds - slow, medium, and fast. Although our industry is filled with medium movers or those who wait around before making a purchase, it’s in your best interest to redesign marketing strategies that focus on the smaller percentage - the fast movers. In this episode, I share my insights and takeaways from my chat with Nicholas Kusmich in episode 072 - The Fast Movers' Advantage. I’ll discuss why I agree with Nicholas that fast prospects are the better prospects to focus on in your business. Fast prospects are very conscious of their time and want solutions fast, thus they don’t want to go through numerous steps just to get the result and because of this, they are willing to pay more. Nevertheless, you still need to employ systems that allow you to nurture relationships with your other prospects who don’t make buying decisions at the same speed. But since we’ve been educated on how to deal with medium and slow movers, it’s now time to think of unique and guaranteed strategies that can help to engage with a fast mover. Throughout this episode, you’ll learn the questions you need to ask yourself to build a structure around fast prospects, the impact of having offers that best cater to them, and why they drive the results that your business needs.
072: The Fast Movers' Advantage with Nicholas Kusmich
June 12, 2023 • 51 MIN
In the world of marketing, small changes in how we think can make a big difference. Instead of focusing on the way we sell things, it's important to think about the people who might want to buy them. When business owners understand this, their marketing plans become easier and more successful. In this episode, I have an exciting discussion with Nicholas Kusmich about the fast track to business success: how to effectively communicate and market to solution seekers. Nicholas is your go-to guy if you want to get more clients and rapidly increase business revenue by running high yielding Facebook Advertising Campaigns. He’s also the legend behind the highest campaign ROIs in the world - a powerful 30,973.32%. Traditional marketing models often revolve around the sales funnel, which focuses on what Nicholas calls the medium movers or information seekers who take their precious time to make a decision. However, there’s an emerging recognition among marketers that there are prospects who are ready to buy, want to get solutions immediately, and most importantly, are willing to pay a premium price to get the results they want. He aptly tags them as fast movers or solution seekers. It’s inevitable that you will encounter all three speed prospects (fast, medium and slow buyers) in business, so it’s essential to have intentional business processes that target all of them. Above all, you have to know what actions to take when a fast mover strikes and take advantage of how they impact your business success.
071: Why You Should Take Advantage of AI For Your Business NOW: My Lessons from Mike Rhodes
June 7, 2023 • 17 MIN
We’re currently living in a time where there’s a massive and continuously growing interest in Artificial Intelligence. And this expands over every industry - businesses, various professions, and even schools. Ever since ChatGPT and other AI tools became available to the public, it has become easier for society to play around and explore what these technologies can do. In this episode, I discuss the lessons I learned from my conversation in episode 70 about Journey into the Future of AI: Risks, Regulations, and Rewards Explored with Mike Rhodes. I’ll be sharing my insights on why there is no better time to take advantage of AI in your business than now. Mike and I share the same sentiment about using AI in business - not taking advantage of its benefits will only hamper your ability to stay competitive in your industry. Although you don’t need to know every bit of detail about AI technology, you do need to understand what’s possible for your business. However, Mike and I also acknowledge the possible risks of AI when used by the wrong people. We place an emphasis on “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should.” In this episode you’ll get a glimpse of how AI technologies can revolutionise the way you operate in business, how it can lead you to greater opportunities, and why leveraging it now will serve as your business’s competitive advantage.
070: Journey into the Future of AI: Risks, Regulations, and Rewards Explored with Mike Rhodes
June 5, 2023 • 73 MIN
We’re at the dawn of a new era of technology - we’re seeing massive changes brought about by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and there’s just no stopping it. AI holds the potential to revolutionise any industry and as a business owner, how can you take advantage of its opportunities and avert risks (if at all possible)? In this episode, we talk about exploring the uncharted waters of AI: examining the risks, regulations, and opportunities it presents with Mike Rhodes. His passion for the future of AI and Machine Learning has helped create more profitable businesses. Mike has over two decades experience in the digital marketing agency and has established his award-winning Melbourne-based digital agency WebSavvy with the purpose of helping small businesses grow. He also co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Google Ads, the world’s best-selling book on Google Ads, with over 130,000 copies sold. Most people think that AI is just a recent invention because of the sudden popularity it’s gaining from a wider range of audiences. However, AI tools have long been a part of the e-commerce industry to lessen costs that go to models and productions. From there, AI paved the way for huge advancements in various industries and some of the benefits include - an increase in efficiency and productivity, improved monitoring of business processes, excellent customer service, etc. Nevertheless, no matter how great AI sounds, it comes with potential risks, and with no standard regulations in place, it can cause serious damage to a brand or any person. Learn more from Mike’s AI expertise and discover how these powerful tech tools can be used to enhance how you manage your team and business.
069: Self Milking Cows: My Lessons from Dean Jackson
May 31, 2023 • 13 MIN
In the dynamic landscape of business and life, pursuing extraordinary success requires constantly adapting. What once worked flawlessly in the past may yield different results today. As the world rapidly evolves, it demands a fresh perspective, a willingness to embrace change, and a commitment to challenge traditional norms. To achieve extraordinary success in this fast-paced environment, individuals and organizations must recognize the need to break free from the constraints of old habits, rigid thinking, and outdated strategies. In this episode, I share the lessons I learned from my interview with Dean Jackson. Specifically, we explore how shifting paradigms can help you achieve extraordinary success. Gone are the days when a linear path to success could be followed without question. The modern era demands a nimble approach that acknowledges the ever-changing tides of technology, globalization, and societal values. Shifting paradigms require a mindset that thrives on innovation, creativity, and adaptability. Those who can navigate these turbulent waters with resilience and agility will find themselves at the forefront of success, unlocking new possibilities that were previously unimaginable. This episode is for you if you're seeking to break free from the confines of traditional thinking and embrace a mindset that propels you toward extraordinary success. Let’s dive in!
068: Shifting Paradigms for Extraordinary Success In Business And Life with Dean Jackson
May 29, 2023 • 57 MIN
In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business landscape, efficiency, and productivity have become paramount for success. As a business owner or entrepreneur, you may often face the challenge of juggling numerous tasks and responsibilities, often leading to burnout and diminished results. As the owner of your business, you need to be doing the work that only you can do - and nothing else. By harnessing the potential of technology and leveraging external expertise, you can streamline your operations, enhance productivity, and achieve greater profitability. In this episode, we talk about Achieving Extraordinary Success: Mastering Strategic Shifts in Life and Business with Dean Jackson. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Dean shares his unique insights on how to strategically optimise your business and life, to drive growth and improve overall performance, including “The Self Milking Cow” and “High ROI Oil Wells” strategies. We also talk about how micro-niching can be beneficial. Dividing a business into separate micro-niche entities is not a one-size-fits-all solution but rather a strategic decision that should be carefully evaluated based on the specific goals and circumstances of the organization. By doing so, businesses can harness numerous benefits and unlock new avenues for growth and development. This episode will have you considering many different aspects to optimize your business and life, and to take your growth to the next level.
067: Creating Healthy Habits: My Lessons from Zac Mason
May 24, 2023 • 12 MIN
As a business owner, you likely have a lot on your plate. With endless tasks, responsibilities, and deadlines to meet, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to prioritize your health and wellness. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for long-term success in your personal and professional life. Creating healthy habits improves your physical health and boosts your mental clarity, productivity, and overall well-being. In this episode, I recap my interview with Zac Mason on Episode 66: How Staying Fit and Healthy Can Boost Your Business with Zac Mason and delve deeper into the importance of creating healthy habits and how they impact your success as a business owner. Business owners are constantly faced with challenges, setbacks, and uncertainty. To thrive in such an environment, it's crucial to create healthy habits to navigate these obstacles and keep pushing forward. By the end of this episode, you'll better understand how taking care of your health can help you become a better business owner and be equipped with practical tools to make it a priority in your busy schedule. So, join me as we explore the fascinating link between health and business success and discover how you can thrive in both areas.
066: How Staying Fit and Healthy Can Boost Your Business with Zac Mason
May 22, 2023 • 48 MIN
As an entrepreneur or business professional, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of always being busy. Between long hours, endless meetings, and the constant pressure to perform, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can often fall by the wayside. However, staying fit and healthy can actually provide a significant boost to your business. From increased productivity to improved creativity, taking care of your physical and mental health can profoundly impact your overall success. In this episode, we discuss how staying fit and healthy can boost your business with Zac Mason, an online health coach helping CEOs and business owners stay fit and healthy. Zac shares his insights on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and how simple daily routine changes can significantly improve your productivity and overall success. Whether taking a mid-day walk, practising mindfulness, or making healthier food choices, Zac emphasises the importance of making small, sustainable changes that can greatly impact your overall well-being. He also addresses common misconceptions about fitness and wellness in the workplace and explains how taking care of yourself can help you to be a better leader and team player. So, if you're ready to take your business to the next level, join us as we explore the powerful connection between staying fit and healthy and achieving success in business.
065: 5 Must-Read Books for Building Business Wealth
May 15, 2023 • 7 MIN
If you’re an entrepreneur looking to build your business and create wealth, the possibilities before you can feel endless. But the truth is that success in business often comes down to having access to the right knowledge at the right time. Fortunately, books are some of our most valuable resources when it comes to gathering information. There are countless books available that are filled with advice from experienced entrepreneurs who understand the challenges faced in achieving lasting success. In this episode, I share five must-read books for anyone who is interested in building their business and wealth. In these carefully selected books, experts share their wisdom on how best to tackle common challenges faced by entrepreneurs like developing a strong team and seizing new opportunities. With clear advice from experienced professionals in all areas of business from sales strategies through finance, you'll be able to craft a strategy tailored specifically for YOUR vision - one with measurable goals and studies results!
064: Insights and Tips on Taking Control of Your Business Finances: My Lessons from Gavin Smith
May 10, 2023 • 12 MIN
Money and finances can be daunting for any business owner. Poring over spreadsheets, analyzing cash flow, and trying to make sense of financial jargon can make anyone's head spin. But the truth is, understanding your business finances is crucial to your company's success. That's why conducting a financial health check is essential. In this episode, I share the key lessons I learned from the interview with Gavin Smith, which you can check out in episode 63: Financial Health Check - Understanding Your Business Finances. During our conversation, Gavin shared invaluable insights into how entrepreneurs can better manage their finances, avoid common pitfalls, and stay on top of their financial game. A financial health check assesses your business's financial performance and stability. It involves analyzing your company's financial statements, cash flow, expenses, and revenue to better understand your financial position. By regularly reviewing your finances, you can identify trends, spot potential problems early on, and take proactive steps to improve your financial performance. If you're ready to take control of your business finances and set yourself up for success, grab a notebook as I dive into the key takeaways from my conversation with Gavin Smith.
063: Financial Health Check: Understanding Your Business Finances with Gavin Smith
May 8, 2023 • 57 MIN
Managing your business finances is an essential task that every entrepreneur must undertake. As a business owner, you need to clearly understand your financial situation to make informed decisions about your operations, growth strategies, and investments. However, many entrepreneurs need help with financial management and may need help knowing where to start. That's where a financial health check can be valuable. A financial health check assesses your business finances and evaluates your income, expenses, cash flow, profitability, and other key financial indicators. In this episode, I’ve invited Gavin Smith, the founder and CEO of The Profit Analyst, to discuss the importance of doing a financial health check. Gavin shares his expertise on how entrepreneurs can improve their financial literacy and take control of their finances. He also discusses common financial challenges small business owners face and provides practical tips to overcome them. Whether you are a seasoned business owner or just starting, this episode will provide valuable insights and strategies to help you better manage your business finances to achieve financial success.
062: Passive Income Made Easy: A Beginner's Guide to Earning More with Less Work
May 1, 2023 • 11 MIN
Do you dream of working less and earning more? If the answer is yes, then read on - passive income may be just the thing for helping you reach your financial goals. Passive income gives individuals and businesses an opportunity to generate ongoing income streams with no extra work. It can provide invaluable security against the unexpected disruptions that life throws at us from time to time, and the potential for long-term wealth building. In this episode I talk about what passive income is, how it works, some potential sources of passive income – and how making a plan today will help set yourself up for success tomorrow. Generating passive income can be a powerful way to achieve financial independence, but it's not something that comes easy. It requires dedication and the willingness to take risks in order to get the most from your earnings. If you are looking for ways to earn passive income, then this episode is for you!
061: Building Wealth Beyond Your Business: My Lessons from Terry Tran
April 26, 2023 • 11 MIN
For entrepreneurs and business owners, building wealth is often closely tied to the success of their business. However, it's important to diversify investments and build wealth outside of the business to ensure long-term financial stability. The thing is, investing can be a highly rewarding way to grow your wealth over time, but it also comes with inherent risks. Without proper knowledge and planning, investing can be a high-risk endeavour that leads to financial loss. In this episode, I share my take-aways from episode 60 where I interviewed Terry Tran on building wealth through investing. Building wealth outside your business can seem daunting, but as Terry emphasised, it's a crucial step towards long-term financial security. Whether you're an entrepreneur, business owner, or simply looking to grow your wealth, the lessons shared in this episode apply to anyone looking to make informed investment decisions and create a diversified portfolio.
060: Making Money From Outside Investments with Terry Tran
April 24, 2023 • 42 MIN
Are you looking for ways to build wealth so you don’t need to rely on your business income? Investing outside of your business can be a great way to diversify your income streams and create a sense of financial security. As with any venture, risk is involved, so researching different industries and staying up-to-date on macroeconomic developments are essential factors in achieving successful results. If done correctly, investing outside of your company can yield big benefits – from earning passive income to increasing future wealth opportunities. In this episode, we talk about making money through outside investments. My guest Terry Tran is the founder of The Freedom Trader, a place that is dedicated to helping you create financial, time, and location freedom outside your business through safe, consistent investing and trading in every market condition. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, full-time business owner, or investor, understanding how to make money from outside investments can be key to building and securing financial success. With investing, now might be the time to expand your knowledge of money-making opportunities. Listen to this episode to discover what you can do to make more money outside your business.
059: The 10-80-10 Principle When Delegating Tasks
April 17, 2023 • 4 MIN
Do you often feel overwhelmed with the number of tasks on your weekly to-do list? It’s overwhelming to have a task or project hanging over your head for days or weeks at a time. Sure, it can be hard to delegate — especially if no one else is as qualified or passionate about it as you are. But delegating tasks isn’t just beneficial for helping us stay organised and on track; it's also critical in order to maximise team efficiency and divert resources into more important areas that need attention. The 10-80-10 Principle is an effective approach for properly distributing workload – integrating both yourself and other people into the process so everyone feels engaged from start to finish. In this episode, I talk about what the 10-80-10 principle is and how you can use it in your business. I share the importance of delegating tasks within your business and how to do it in a way that is fair and efficient. When done properly, delegation can have a significant impact on your business. Not only will it give you more time to focus on the important tasks at hand, but it also helps build morale and boosts productivity among team members. So if you’re ready to start delegating effectively, this episode is for you!
058: Why Not All Bad Debt is Actually Bad
April 10, 2023 • 12 MIN
Have you ever eyed that dream purchase like a new car or house, only to be stopped short by the fear of taking on too much debt? It's a common worry for many people, as is being stuck in bad debt with its crushing interest rates and constricting terms. It can seem intimidating to make decisions regarding your finances when so much is at stake. However, it’s important to understand that not all debt is equal. There are different types of debt - good debts and bad debts - both of which carry drastically different implications for your financial future if managed correctly or incorrectly. In this episode, I talk about good debt and bad debt. I share personal stories on how I became more educated about debt and how I manage my finances for the better. Indeed, debt can be a powerful tool to increase your purchasing power and build wealth. However, the trick is understanding how to make prudent decisions on when it’s beneficial to take on debt and when it’s not. Listen to this episode now to learn how to navigate these tricky waters and make smart decisions when it comes to money.
057: How Rich is Rich
April 3, 2023 • 14 MIN
One of the biggest debates among people, both in personal and professional circles, is how much money one needs to be classified as "rich". To some, it may simply mean having enough to afford the basics. For others, it might involve more complex criteria for maintaining a certain lifestyle that requires you to have an unlimited bank account. This can be a difficult topic to decipher due to everyone's individual opinions - but no matter where you fall on the spectrum of wealth accumulation, there are several perspectives worth exploring when considering what constitutes being "rich". Most of us have a vague understanding of what it means to be rich. Generally, we know that the definition of richness isn't the same for everyone, and depends on factors like location, income level, and lifestyle choices.
056: The Seven-Year Itch in Business
March 27, 2023 • 9 MIN
It's a story as old as time—the seven-year itch. That milestone in a relationship when couples often feel they’ve “grown apart” and aren’t sure what to do next. The seven-year itch is a common phenomenon amongst couples, and it can be downright terrifying for some people. What about business? Does the seventh year of running a business feel like an itch? You have been making progress over the past six years, but now you're feeling stuck and wanting to do something different. Have you run out of ideas or is it time for a change? In this episode, I talk about the seven-year itch in business. I discuss the common warning signs that signal that it's time to make a change, and how to go about making those changes. I also offer advice on how to stay motivated during this transition period so you can keep your business moving forward. I share how I successfully navigated the seven-year itch and came out stronger on the other side. I hope this episode will help you recognize when it's time for a change, and give you the courage to make it happen.
055: Should You Invest Outside Of Your Business?
March 20, 2023 • 9 MIN
When it comes to investing, many business owners tend to keep the focus on their own venture and oftentimes overlook any potential opportunities outside of their company. But is this the right approach? Should a business owner have outside investment? Outside investments can bring numerous benefits, such as exposure to new markets and technologies, diversification of revenue sources, and an opportunity to increase profits beyond what your own business can provide - but with that said there are also certain risk elements associated that must be considered before making significant investments. In this episode, I talk about whether or not you should invest outside of your business. I discuss the pros and cons of doing so, as well as when the timing is right. As a business owner, you want to ensure the success of your company. You put in the hard work, carefully weigh each decision, and take calculated risks that could potentially bring prosperity. But are there other investments outside of your business that you should be considering? Find out in this episode!
054: How to Find Your Ideal Client with Caleb Lesa
March 13, 2023 • 47 MIN
Do you struggle with finding the perfect client or customer for your business? Are you having difficulty deciding on what market to target and how to reach them? Are your marketing efforts coming up short, or not giving you the returns that are desired? If so, then the time has come to develop an effective customer base targeting strategy – starting with finding your ideal client. Knowing exactly who your ideal client is can help streamline the processes in your business, strengthen customer relations and optimize results – all while increasing profitability. In this episode, we talk about how to find your ideal client with Caleb Lesa. This episode is the full conversation that I highlighted in episode 53 where Caleb shares his knowledge on how you can find the right customers for your business. Understanding who your ideal client is and how to target them can be a daunting task for new entrepreneurs. However, it doesn't have to be so overwhelming with a few key tips on hand! If you're ready to get started, let's dive in and see what makes an ideal customer - and how you can find yours today.
053: Finding the Right Customer For Your Business
March 6, 2023 • 28 MIN
Are you looking to start or grow a business but unsure where to find the right customers? Have you been trying to advertise your business but finding it’s not as effective or profitable as you thought it would be? Knowing your target market is essential for any successful business, so time and effort must be spent researching who your ideal customers are. With the right customers, you’ll be able to create a loyal customer base that can help your business grow and reach its potential. In this episode, we discuss finding the right customer for your business with Caleb Lesa. This episode is the shorter version of the upcoming episode where Caleb shares his knowledge on effectively reaching new audiences that are the right fit for your business. Your success as a business depends on sales, so it’s essential to find your ideal customers. With Caleb’s expert advice, you can ensure that your target market is up to date with the latest trends so you can maximise your chances of success.
052: Know When to Continue or Change Your Investment Strategy
February 28, 2023 • 11 MIN
Making decisions about your investments can be a tough choice to make. With an ever-changing market, you may question if it’s time to continue with the same investment strategy and focus on growing what you already have versus making changes for possible better returns. While there is no surefire way to guarantee success, understanding when to adjust or maintain your strategy will help ensure that your investments remain as profitable as possible in the short and long term. In this episode, I answer the question of how to know when you should continue or change your investment strategy. When it comes to investing, the decision to move forward with your current strategy or switch things up is not one that should be taken lightly. Having a plan in place for how and when you will adjust your investments based on market changes and personal goals can often mean the difference between success and failure.
051: What Happens When Your Business Plateaus?
February 21, 2023 • 10 MIN
Business growth can be incredibly exciting; it's what entrepreneurs and business owners strive for. However, at some point, every business will reach a plateau in its growth. This point of stagnation can feel frustrating; you may even begin to worry that your business is not as successful as it once was or had the potential to become. If this sounds familiar, fear not – there are steps you can take to get back on track and continue your climb towards success. In this episode, I answer the question from Maureen Pound - “What happens when your business plateaus?” This can occur in organisations of any size, ranging from small businesses to large corporations. Given the increasing competition in today’s market and the need to stay ahead of the game, it’s essential that companies strive for continuous improvement rather than aimlessly persisting without change.
050: Key Myths About Work-Life Balance
February 13, 2023 • 10 MIN
Work-life balance is an elusive concept, especially in today's world where time and energy seem to be ever-diminishing commodities. It can often feel impossible to strike the right balance between your job, family life, hobbies, projects and other responsibilities that demand competing claims for your attention. But finding the right harmony is all about prioritizing what matters the most to you and learning to carve out precious moments for reflection. In this episode, I talk about some of the key myths about work-life balance. Setting boundaries that draw a line between personal time and career obligations can help you get better results. Finding the balance between work and home life is no easy feat. With ever-growing expectations, more demanding workloads, and the never-ending hustle of modern-day living, it’s difficult to carve out time to do the things we enjoy while still achieving our professional goals. Even if you feel like you have your balancing act down pat, chances are you're surrounded by myths about work-life balance that can mislead or misinform what success in this area actually looks like. Let’s debunk those myths in this episode…
049: Master Your Business Finances
February 7, 2023 • 11 MIN
If you’re an entrepreneur, one of the most important aspects of your business is finance. After all, if you’re not comfortable with keeping track of your income and expenses, how will you ever be able to grow and expand? But mastering business finance can seem complicated at times—especially when dealing with daunting paperwork and taxes. Don’t let this deter you from achieving success! In this episode, I talk about how you can master your business finances. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, if there is one thing that we all need, it's the importance of mastering our finances. Knowing how to manage your business finances can be overwhelming - especially when you don't know where to begin - but gaining an understanding of your financials is absolutely essential if you want to create and maintain long-term success. Tune into today's episode to learn more about how you can master your business finance.
048: What is Financial Freedom
January 30, 2023 • 12 MIN
Financial freedom is something that many people want. But what exactly is financial freedom, and how can it be achieved? Many people are looking for answers to these questions, but there is no simple solution. Financial freedom doesn’t happen overnight. Like any worthwhile endeavour, achieving financial freedom requires careful planning, dedication and hard work. It entails building a business where you can generate a reliable income stream so you can live comfortably without worrying about money. In this episode, I talk about what financial freedom is. I share the three levels of financial freedom and what you can do to reach each. I also provide some practical tips on working towards achieving your financial goals. By understanding financial freedom, you can start taking steps to reach your goals and build a secure future for yourself. So, if you are looking for ways to achieve financial freedom, this episode is perfect for you.
047: Can Money Make You Happy?
January 23, 2023 • 5 MIN
Money can create comfort and convenience, but can money make you happy? To be truly content with your life, you must build something of lasting value - a business that brings joy to yourself and others. Building an enterprise is no easy feat; it requires passion, commitment and often sacrifice. Yet the rewards can be great. You craft something valuable for the world, gain financial stability and establish a sense of pride in your achievements while developing invaluable skills. In this episode, I share why money won’t make you happy. Money is not a measure of your worth, it is simply a tool that enables us to make choices in life. By growing your business and understanding how to make money, you can have more life options, allowing you to live your life on your terms.
046: Should I quit my job and start a business?
January 16, 2023 • 18 MIN
Have you been asking yourself, “Should I quit my job and start a business?” Maybe you’ve been researching how to turn these thoughts and dreams into reality but don't know where to begin? Starting a business isn't easy - it takes hard work, dedication and a willingness to take risks. However, with an arsenal of information on how to start your company and make it a success, the journey doesn't have to be as daunting as it may seem. In this episode, I'll share some thoughts and questions you need to ponder before launching your business, and some of the steps to take to get it off the ground and onto a path of success. I also discuss key strategies for sustaining growth over time and ensuring you're consistently growing and improving your business. Indeed, starting a business is an exciting adventure – and with the right preparation, you can make your startup dreams a reality. So hit play and let’s start the raw and real conversation about deciding if going into business is right for you.
045: Your Business Profit Is Not Your Income
January 9, 2023 • 10 MIN
Are you under the impression that your business profit is the same as your income? Many small business owners make this mistake, believing that their profits are all they need to worry about when it comes to running their company. Unfortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth - while measuring and tracking profits is essential for any successful enterprise, there's a difference between what counts toward your business income and how much of those dollars end up back in your pocket. In this episode, I discuss why you should not consider your business profit as your income. While there may be an overlap in these two concepts, they are quite distinct. In fact, your business profit is only part of the larger picture regarding successful financial planning. By the end of this episode, you'll have a grasp on not only why separating these two concepts is important but also how doing so can shape, or turn around, the financial performance of any company.
044: Taking Risks To Be Successful
January 2, 2023 • 4 MIN
The sentiment of ‘you’re playing with fire’ might sound like a cautionary tale, but when it comes to your business, sometimes that same fire can be a tool for reinvigoration. Taking risks to be successful doesn't mean you need to run headfirst into every opportunity prematurely. When it comes to the prosperity of your business, mindful risk-taking is key - and this means understanding how and when taking chances can benefit you. Letting the fires burn in your business requires patience despite pressure from outside sources or expectations from yourself – and although there may be consequences chipping away at those walls over time - ultimately, these risks have the potential to help build a brand that stands firm. In this episode, I talk about why sometimes, you should let the fires burn. I’ll share with you why a business without risk-taking is like a car without fuel, why understanding the risks can help you make more informed decisions, and how sometimes it's beneficial just to let the fires burn. By the end of this episode, you'll understand that to reach success, sometimes it's necessary to take risks – even if it means playing with fire. Listen to this episode now and explore the depths of taking chances and creating a path to success.
043: Achieving Greater Levels Of Fulfillment
December 26, 2022 • 6 MIN
If you’re searching for success and personal fulfilment, it’s likely that “why” has become a prevalent question in your mind. Why am I doing this? Why does it matter? Without a clear why, the what and the how will not have the same purpose or meaning. Knowing your why helps you make decisions aligned with what truly matters to you. In this episode, I talk about the importance of knowing your why in business and life. I share my story of discovering my own why and use this as a case study to help you identify yours. Tune in to gain insights on some practical tips on finding your why, questions to ask yourself and different methods for staying connected with it over time so that you can continue to live in alignment with your values and passions.
042: Are You Truly Prepared to Do What It Takes to Provide for Your Family?
December 19, 2022 • 8 MIN
Some people would do anything for their families. They would make any sacrifice to ensure the well-being of their family members and to provide at the highest level. But have you ever stopped to ask your family what provision means to them? What do they truly want? In this episode, I ask, “Are you truly prepared to do what it takes to provide for your family?” Running a business is no easy task, and it can require a lot of sacrifices. From long hours and hard work to financial commitments, there are sacrifices that you will have to make to keep your business running smoothly. But what if your business is no longer providing for your family? Would you be willing to take a step back to redesign your business to be better suited to your families wants and needs? I share the questions you can ask yourself so you can assess your current direction.
041: Is Complexity In Your Business Stopping Growth?
December 12, 2022 • 8 MIN
Do you ever feel like your business is weighed down by operational costs that just aren’t serving it? Has growth created complexity in your business? If your business is feeling sluggish and weighed down by high and unnecessary running costs you could be feeling what I call, business bloat. As time passes what we once needed isn’t necessary anymore or different parts of the business just aren’t performing as they should? In this episode, I talk about what bloat looks like in business and how to identify and remove some of the factors that cause it. I also breakdown different ways you can promote a bloat-free culture in your organisation. Listen in to get tips on stopping your business from having excessive costs and how to stay focused on the big picture. I hope this episode will help you make your business more streamlined, efficient, and successful!
040: The Million Dollar Business Question
December 5, 2022 • 7 MIN
Business success is often defined as the ability to generate a large profit in a short amount of time. But are financial metrics all you should be measuring? In this episode, I talk about the million-dollar business question and how it can change your business. Success is generally measured by the ability to generate a large profit. But profit alone doesn't tell the full story, and it can be challenging to measure. Success is more than just the financial metrics of making money or hitting certain numbers. It's about building a sustainable business that can impact the world and make a real difference in people's lives. If success was measured in terms of the legacy you are leaving behind, what lasting value would you be creating through your business? It could mean creating innovative products, making technological breakthroughs, or providing life-changing services to your customers.
039: The 4 Stages Of The Entrepreneurial Journey
December 1, 2022 • 13 MIN
A successful entrepreneurial journey entails going through various levels and withstanding every challenge that comes with it. Advancing from one level to the next requires entrepreneurs to master certain skills to achieve both business and financial success. In this particular episode, Carl shares the 4 stages of the entrepreneurial journey and what it takes to master each one. With over 20 years of experience of being in business, Carl noticed that every time a business owner enters a new level, there is a need to use old skills and resources and develop new ones to effectively pass a specific stage. Keep in mind that most business owners get stuck or don’t progress to the next stage because they lack strategies to create true wealth. To reach success in business, you need to think about where you are right now in your entrepreneurial journey and evaluate how you can scale to the next level.
038: Where’s Peter Moriarty?
November 30, 2022 • 4 MIN
Over the years, the Entrepreneurs Rising podcast has been with business owners and people who aspire to be entrepreneurs on their transformational journey. And now, it's time to embark on a new adventure. In this short episode, Carl Taylor keeps us in the loop about the upcoming changes to expect with the Entrepreneurs Rising podcast and the reasons behind them.
037: Investment & Wealth Building Strategy For Entrepreneurs
June 21, 2021 • 32 MIN
Building wealth is a journey and everyone’s journey is different.  Ultimately, building wealth is about being able to break free of the “Rat Race” and build financial freedom to give you true freedom in life.   This is the show...
036: Ultra-High Performance For Entrepreneurs
June 14, 2021 • 39 MIN
The most challenging thing for entrepreneurs to do is to focus.  You’ve got endless innovative ideas, relentless motivation, and the drive to get things done. But this isn’t enough to meet your goals. What you need are the right tools in...
035: Can Entrepreneurs Ever Be Free? Archetypes And Polarity In Business
May 3, 2021 • 27 MIN
For a lot of people, one of the main motivators behind starting their own business is the freedom that comes with it.  But can entrepreneurs truly have it all? Can you build an incredible business without the hustle and grind? Is an entrepreneur...
034: Roadmap To A $1bn Business
April 28, 2021 • 44 MIN
How do you build a billion dollar business?  A question lots of entrepreneurs ask.  When companies enter a new growth stage, they must essentially become a new organization. The things that made it successful at the beginning may not be the...
033: VR Events and Connecting While Remote
April 12, 2021 • 20 MIN
If you’re in the events industry, connecting in today’s digital age has changed tremendously, from in-person events to the online event space.  Digital connection has become the new norm. Tech and social media upgrades have opened the doors...
032: Culture Clash and Control of your Organisation
April 5, 2021 • 40 MIN
People are the key to your business’ success. This is why learning to communicate well as a leader is essential to strengthening your team and building your business.  One of the challenging aspects to navigate as a leader is workplace culture....
031: Creating vs Consuming on Social Media and Clubhouse
March 29, 2021 • 22 MIN
Are you a content creator or a content consumer? In this day and age, it’s a powerful position to be a creator on social media. You can reach and share your message with a larger audience. But there is also value in being a consumer, and finding the...
030: Increasing Customer Engagement in a Subscription Service Business
March 23, 2021 • 47 MIN
The law of nature is that value diminishes over time for most things.  In a subscription service business, how can you make sure that your services are valuable enough to become an intrinsic part of your customer’s business? How do you ensure...
029: What’s Real for You in Feb 2021
February 22, 2021 • 13 MIN
In this episode of Entrepreneurs Rising, we are doing something a little bit different.  We are sharing a new section we want to call “What’s Real for Your Right Now,” giving a snapshot of what we’re working on in our business, our views,...
028: I Can’t Scale Because My Delivery Sucks
February 15, 2021 • 34 MIN
Have you ever thought to yourself “If I grow my business, it’s going to suck because my delivery sucks?” You are not alone. Business chaos is commonplace among a lot of entrepreneurs. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t scale.  In...
027: The Problem of LinkedIn
November 30, 2020 • 35 MIN
LinkedIn is one of the biggest social networking platforms with nearly 660+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories globally. It has become a one-stop destination for job posting and searching. But if you’ve been on LinkedIn for...
026: How to Say NO and Value Your Time
November 23, 2020 • 19 MIN
The fear of saying no is very potent. Oftentimes it’s extremely hard for a business owner to say no and set boundaries. It is especially true when you’re in growth or hustle mode. The compulsion to take on anything overwhelms you that you end up...
025: The Journey from Income to Impact
November 16, 2020 • 45 MIN
Are you in business just to make income and sales?  Sales and income are the lifeblood of a business. But too many entrepreneurs miss the most important part of building a business which is finding your purpose and making a lasting impact....
024: Handling Changing Customer and Market Needs
November 9, 2020 • 39 MIN
So you’ve got your first business up and running. Congratulations! But as you work towards making it more stable or even expanding it, you suddenly come across changing customer and market needs. What do you do? How do you continue to make yourself...
023: What Business to Start in 2021
November 3, 2020 • 41 MIN
What do you consider when you want to start a business? Do you start with a vision first? Do you start with a problem and then focus your product or service around a solution to this problem? Do you create something you’re passionate about with no...
022: Pete And Carl Share Their Morning Routines
October 19, 2020 • 49 MIN
What do you do the moment you wake up? Do you use an alarm clock or do you wake up naturally? Do you grab your phone and scroll through the Internet the moment you open your eyes? Do you make time for yourself in the morning or do you feel like you...
021: Aligning Your Business with Personal Fulfilment
October 12, 2020 • 39 MIN
Is it possible to be successful in business yet not feel fulfilled? The answer is a definite YES.    In order to find fulfilment in your business, ask yourself “does this business align with my purpose in life?”   In this episode,...
020: What’s Stopping You From Growing Your Business
October 5, 2020 • 52 MIN
Do you enjoy a good challenge?  As entrepreneurs, we’re wired to create solutions to problems, innovate, and take on new challenges. But there are times when we feel like our business has plateaued. We either push past the plateau or sit in...
019: How to Use Entrepreneurial Archetypes to Win
September 28, 2020 • 40 MIN
Do you know your entrepreneurial profile? The game of business is about playing to your strengths and putting the right people in the right seats. By understanding which archetype you are as an entrepreneur, you’ll have a clearer understanding of...
018: Our Biggest Business Mistakes
September 21, 2020 • 42 MIN
Building and managing a business is challenging no matter what stage you are in your journey. Mistakes are inevitable. But mastering the craft of learning from your failures is what will help you grow.  In this episode, we delve into the biggest...
017: How We Dealt With COVID
August 31, 2020 • 48 MIN
We made a conscious decision not to talk about COVID-19-related topics because we want our content to be valuable regardless of the times. However, we’ve realised that the after-effects of COVID-19 have had a massive impact on our work and...
016: How to Market
August 24, 2020 • 54 MIN
When you think about marketing, do you get excited or nervous? Everyone wants more customers. But when people hear the word marketing, they often get overwhelmed.  With buzzwords like content marketing, social media marketing and email marketing,...
015: Buy vs Build. Choosing The Perfect Business Software
August 17, 2020 • 39 MIN
When you are looking to solve a business problem, do you buy the all-in-one software, piece together different software or do you build something from scratch? In this episode, we dive into the pros and cons of buying off-the-shelf software and...
014: Popular Budgeting Advice That Will Keep You Poor
August 10, 2020 • 40 MIN
The fastest way to build wealth is by managing your money well.  Wealth is about building freedom. If you want to build wealth and achieve financial freedom, you have to get to the stage where your money is going to work for you and generates...
013: How We Lead Teams For Results
August 3, 2020 • 50 MIN
Think back on one of the best managers you ever had or encountered. Why was this individual so effective and impactful for you? Chances are that this person had long-term goals and was not just a manager but a leader.  Not all managers are...
012: Shiny Object Syndrome: Entrepreneurial Time Mastery
July 27, 2020 • 51 MIN
Entrepreneurs tend to be highly motivated creators. Because of all this energy, they are more particularly susceptible to the “Shiny Object” syndrome. It’s the condition of being side-tracked by a new business idea or a new project that feels...
011: Entrepreneur Energy Management
July 20, 2020 • 40 MIN
You get up in the morning, go about your usual morning routine, start checking things off of your to-do list, and by lunchtime, you feel wiped out. All you want to do is go back to bed. Have you ever experienced this?  Energy management is the...
010: Lessons from Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow Boardgame
July 13, 2020 • 33 MIN
The way we play games is the way we play life. Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow Boardgame is a financial course in a box that involves real-life situations and can teach us how we can stop running the rat race and start living. In this game, you learn how...
009: The Greatest Hires We've Made
July 6, 2020 • 43 MIN
If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve probably made one or two bad hires at some point in the past.  In today’s economy, hiring the best people for your business is more critical than ever. Leaders view great employees as...
008: Refunds, Returns and Cancellations
June 29, 2020 • 44 MIN
With today’s challenging economic climate, a lot of businesses are going through tough times. Through these challenges, everyone is looking to cut costs. For entrepreneurs who have clients or customers asking for discounts, refunds, or...
007: Wartime Vs Peacetime CEO
June 22, 2020 • 40 MIN
What does it take to be a peacetime leader? A wartime leader? And when is each role effective for your business? Every company right now is in the wartime season. A lot of fear is caused by the uncertainty out there. But a wartime leader doesn’t...
006: The 6-month CEO Holiday
June 15, 2020 • 42 MIN
The CEO is an integral member of any business. Top management decisions and overall operations fall on the shoulders of this person and we may think that the business may not be able to operate well without them. But what if the CEO needs to step out...
005: Buying Businesses Part 2 (Metrics From 3 Real Acquisitions)
June 8, 2020 • 2833 MIN
Acquiring an additional business can help your company grow and diversify. However, despite the opportunities that acquisitions can create, there are a lot of risks involved as well. In order for an acquisition to be advantageous for your business,...
004: Buying And Selling Businesses - Why, When and How
June 1, 2020 • 2822 MIN
If you would like to start a business but would rather not start from scratch, buying an existing business is the best option for you. While it may cost a little more upfront, there is far less risk involved.  For this week’s episode, Carl and...
003: What We Would Do If We Started Again
May 31, 2020 • 38 MIN
What would you do if you were given the chance to start your entrepreneurship journey again from zero?  If you were presented with the choice to start again knowing what you’ve learned from the past, would you build a business or acquire an...
002: The Most Influential Business Books
May 31, 2020 • 2718 MIN
Learning is a continuous process. No matter how many degrees and certifications you acquire, you can always acquire more knowledge, and a great way to continue learning is through reading. Every year there is a myriad of business books published, and...
001: The Road to Wealth and Income Freedom
May 31, 2020 • 3416 MIN
Becoming wealthy can mean different things to each of us. What qualifies as being wealthy and financially free for one person, may not necessarily be valued as wealth to another.  What do you define as wealth?  Is it the time you can spend...
000: Why We Started This Show
April 24, 2020 • 1083 MIN
In this very first episode of the Entrepreneurs Rising, we share why we started this podcast, the journey to what brought us to this place, and what this show is all about.