"Done well, speaking the secret language of our ideal clients will magnify our ideal customers and filter out the rest."
Jeffrey has been a portrait photographer for 33 years, but caught wind of the coaching industry in 2009. After working with a coach for seven years, he completed coach training and became a coach. Since then, he has launched his podcast, Creative Warriors, written and released his book, "LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer's Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible", and
built a thriving business he loves.
We chat about the importance of putting ourselves out there when we're pursuing our dreams, how we need to know who our ideal client is -- and only work with them, and much, much more.
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I've been sharing about my experiences with Chronic Idea Disorder and the book I'm writing under the same title since I launched the podcast in October 2016.
In this episode, I share an update on what's happening with the book, as well as a few tips on how you can conquer your own case of Chronic Idea Disorder.
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"You can't go through life wondering, 'What if?'"
In 2005, Cliff was an insurance salesman who decided to start a podcast after a call into a different show attracted attention to his own content.
In this episode, Cliff shares his journey, from his first podcasts and starting his business, to quitting his job and transitioning into the role of mentor for aspiring and growing entrepreneurs.
We chat about following your passion, the importance of persistence through the first years of entrepreneurship, why we need to be authentic, and much, much more.
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In 2016, I made a huge shift from chasing impact to making an impact. As a result, I allowed my true voice to show. In this episode, I share why you should do the same!
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"The great news is that as you develop multiple income streams, other opportunities become available for you."
Dorie entered college at the age of 14, and progressed to Divinity School at Harvard. After graduating, she became a journalist, worked in politics, ran a non-profit, and eventually started her business.
During our chat, we discuss the (non-financial) cost of pursuing higher education and attending the wrong networking events, the hurdles that commonly distract and hold entrepreneurs back, not knowing when/how to say "No", multiple income streams and more!
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This week's wins and reflections taught me a great deal about the value of the skills I am teaching others. (Hey, the cobbler's kids shoes are sometimes broken!) Listen to hear the wins I had this week in the areas of self-care, support and systems!
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"I don't know if I have 30 years of experience or 3 years of experience 10 times."
Ron started his career working within organizations, but he realized he could offer more value from the outside. Today he's working to help spread the message of those whose voices have been marginalized.
We chat about being agents of change and making an impact, the tools and obstacles we have working for and against us, and the four traits of successful leaders: breadth, context, choice and connections.
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In this episode, I'm not discussing hiring a team to support your business. Rather, I share how my family and I have used public assistance in times of hardship, and why it's not a sign of weakness for others to do the same.
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"In any business, when you are focused on serving others, when you are about helping people first, you'll get what you want."
Scott became an entrepreneur as a child, and then again as an adult in the field of network marketing. Through his years in network marketing, he developed a habit of investing time into personal and professional development and today is a coach and consultant.
During our enlightening chat, we discuss network marketing vs. MLM, our reading habits and mentors, Scott's Book, "SubmUrgency: How to Live and Die Without Regret", and more!
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Saying the word "No" can be scary. We're concerned people will lose respect for us, will speak poorly of us, and/or think we're incapable. But the word "Yes" does more damage than any fallout of "No" ever could. Listen to hear my thoughts.
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"Stop Shoulding on Yourself."
In her 20's, Amy's philosophy was "Fake it until you make it." Today, it's "What you see is what you get." This is just one of the many topics we discuss during our chat.
Amy started her career as an elementary teacher and is still teaching today, however from the stage and at a global and corporate level. During our chat, we discuss the need to ditch the cookie cutters, tune out the noise of social media, and be our true, authentic selves. We also talk about the good and bad of social media, the quirkiness of life, the choices we have in how we react to situations, and so much more!
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Lately, I've been watching with fascination and wonder as more and more (new) listeners are tuning in from New Zealand.
I LOVE seeing this, but I would love to know who to thank for sharing the message of the Positive Productivity brand and podcast!
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Pamela graduated from Yale and went corporate before becoming a mom. After co-founding a platform for parents - West Village Parents, she experienced a season of dysfunction and disconnect in her marriage and realized she needed to take herself and her relationship back to a healthy place.
In our chat, Pamela and I chat about her five pillars of building strength: gratitude, compassion, surrender, courage, and openness and curiosity.
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"If you're not scheduling time to build your dreams, some one is going to schedule you to build theirs."
For the first three and a half years of my business, I was working 40-80 hours a week in my clients' businesses. In this episode, I share how I transitioned out of full-time client work to working on my own personal brand.
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"Self-care is not a luxury. It's a necessity."
Joie went through a dark period in her 20's when she was severely depressed and suicidal. After finding herself in an abusive relationship, she realized she was lacking self-love and wasn't following her purpose. Today she helps clients learn how to love themselves and live a life of joy.
We chat about the fear of being single, the Law of Attraction, the realization that abusers and bullies are experiencing their own pain, gratitude, forgiveness and more.
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As a little girl, I was taught to not overfill my dinner plate and that I could always go back for seconds. As an entrepreneur, I've learned the same is true with my to-do list. Listen in to hear my thoughts!
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"We are either limited or liberated by the stories we tell ourselves."
In 2003, Sandra and her husband woke to find California's wildfires had surrounded their house and were right outside their window. They grabbed their animals and a few pictures and ran for their lives. Today, Sandra uses her experience, combined with further training and research, to help communities recover from tragedies.
We chat about disaster preparedness, the recovery and resilience mindset, and the internal and external forgiveness that must occur after a disaster.
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Today I'm recording with my office door wide open and my entire family running wild around my house because.... Snow and sick days have stolen my silence.
Listen as I discuss how we just need to keep moving forward, no matter what life is throwing at us.
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"Leading from the Yin-side out."
Lea was born with an immune deficiency and has escaped death on several occasions. She recognizes how precious life is, as well the presence of a toxic imbalance in our culture.
Lea has a passion for helping leaders and entrepreneurs connect to who they are and grow from the inside out -- without burning out.
We chat about mind-body healing, how we created our careers (and our careers created us), our burnouts, and the awesome lives that created as a result.
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Are you building relationships with the intention of seeing what you can provide to the relationship? Or are you entering them to see what you can gain? Listen to hear my thoughts about building real relationships.
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As a high schooler, Mitch formed a rock band which taught him many entrepreneurial lessons. After college, he founded a software company -- which he sold for 8-figures - and later a Business Breakthroughs International with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes.
During our chat, Mitch shares his fascinating background, including how the idea for his software company came to be, how Business Breakthroughs was born, how he met and developed a friendship with Jay Abraham, and what you should do when planning to attend a business event.
We also chat about mindset, how setbacks can be life blessings, and much more!
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Are you going through a season of struggle or challenges? If so, it's important to me that you know you're not alone. In this episode, I share the rough season my family and I went through and why/how it's important that you keep moving forward.
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Maddy entered the Peace Corps after graduating college and evolved through several other jobs before becoming a Chief of Staff at Teach for America. This position inspired the business she has today.
During our chat, Maddy and I discuss the importance of having support in our business, the difference between a virtual assistant and a virtual chief of staff, the tools we use in our businesses and more.
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I just finished wrapping my 2017 financials and was struck again by the importance of looking at my financials on a regular basis. Listen in to hear more!
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"I got sick and tired of being sick and tired"
After earning her Masters degree in social work, Avalaura discovered working in the healthcare system was helping people maintain their dysfunction rather than heal.
Following a women's retreat weekend, Avalaura returned to real life to find major change. Listen to how Avalaura's journey transformed into one of hope and healing!
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