53 Embracing uncertainty and finding happiness with Sean Ogle

Our guest today is Sean Ogle, the Head Rebel at Location Rebel, a company that helps people realize their dream of starting a small business while working anywhere on Earth.

Sean Ogle doesn’t fear change. He entered the job market out of college during the height of the 2008 recession when so much of our economy was changing. Three years later he had moved to Thailand, started his own business and was helping others make the changes that gave him back his freedom and happiness. Listen to his story of risk, change and the search for career meaning.

On today’s show…

2:40 – The moment everything changed for Sean…

6:26 – “I knew if I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t going to be very valuable to anyone else”

11:00 – Rethinking the American retirement dream

15:40 – Sean’s key to getting “unstuck” from your current situation

27:58 – The three phases of uncertainty

Visit Sean’s website: locationrebel.com

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52 Jason Manke and Laurel Truax on Turning Content Into Dollars

Jason and Laurel from Slabtown Marketing are BACK! Today we’re talking about content marketing. It can seem daunting to some, especially those working by themselves or on a budget. Jason and Laurel are here to help you create compelling, money-making content in ANY situation.

Visit slabtownmarketing.com today to find out how Jason and Laurel can help your content marketing strategy!

On today’s show…

4:00 – Where do you even start with content marketing?!

8:20 – How much should I post? Quantity vs. Quality

11:00 – The importance of knowing your greatest strength

18:00 – How can you turn good content into dollars in your bank account?

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51 Melissa Smith Gives You Permission to Break the Rules

Our guest this week is Melissa Smith, Virtual Assistant Matchmaker for The PVA. She helps people around the world…do business around the world by helping them to find virtual assistants. We discuss how the idea of when and how we work is constantly shifting and why being flexible with the “rules” can help you achieve goals that have otherwise eluded you.

On today’s show…

6:15 – Why Melissa believes there’s no such thing as “work/life balance.”

14:26 – What to think about when thinking about a virtual assistant

19:00 – How a virtual assistant could change your life

23:20 – When it comes to differentiation…sweat the small stuff!

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49 Scott Ingram on Mentoring Your Way to Sales Success

Today’s guest is Scott Ingram, host of the Sales Success Stories podcast.

He’s back on the show to talk about a topic vital to today’s salesforce, mentoring. It’s what he’s dedicated his podcast to and what will certainly be a hot topic at his Sales Success Summit event in May. Scott says that so many of the successful people he has met around the country and through his podcast have had one thing in common; they had great mentors. By being available to be a mentor and to be mentored to you can uncover new ideas, creative solutions and better insight into the challenges that you face.

Subscribe to Scott’s podcast!

On today’s show…

5:00 – Coaching vs. Mentorship

9:00 – The informality of mentoring and what to look for in a mentor

16:30 – How Scott’s Sales Success Stories Podcast has become a mentoring vehicle for his guests and listeners

17:30 – The dangers of the sales “echo chamber”

19:20 – Mentors are everywhere…they can even be your CUSTOMERS!

Special for our listeners, Scott has a great offer on the Austin event discussed on the show! PROMO CODE: why

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48 Robyn Crane on Making More Money and Helping More People

Our guest this week is Robyn Crane. She is a money, growth, business expert and the author of a new book, Make More Money, Help More People: A Female Entrepreneur’s Guide To Attract Ideal Clients, Close More Sales, & Increase Your Revenue

Robyn’s passion lies in mentoring female entrepreneurs but her guidance on wealth management and self-care applies across all boundaries. Robyn shares her life’s work and great personal stories of trial and triumph in one of our best episodes yet.

On today’s show…

6:20 – “Your brain is designed to sabotage you.”

11:30 – How to overcome self-doubt and fear so that you can help people.

20:20 – Robyn reveals her 5 “money-types.” Which type are you?

27:30 – How will making more money allow you to help more people?

32:00 – Robyn’s personal crisis story and having to take her own medicine.

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44 Amahl Williams Talks Data and “Smarketing”

Our guest this week is Amahl Williams, VP of Smarketing at Pluris Marketing and, no, that isn’t a typo. Amahl is frustrated by the conflict between sales and marketing and how it’s rooted in old stereotypes. He thinks most sales and marketing departments are stuck in a pre-2008 mindset and the only way to ‘get out’ is to ‘get smart.’

1:18 – What is “smarketing”?

6:00 – “A lot of the ideas that used to be viewed as best practice for sales and marketing aren’t just irrelevant, they’re erroneous”

18:30 – Why Amahl thinks that it’s still all about revenue and how that affects the way businesses approach marketing

28:00 – “If you don’t have content on your site…I don’t understand you.”

37:50 – Amahl gives you MUST-READ recommendations for “smarketing”

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43 Intelligent Inbound Marketing with Jen Spencer

Our guest this week is Jen Spencer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SmartBug Media. She believes that the best way to have a presence online is to have a presence in-person. Her inbound marketing strategies will open your eyes to new ways of getting attention AND portraying your best online identity.

3:13 – Jen explains her love of scotch

6:17 – What is “intelligent inbound marketing?”

9:15 – The difference between a marketing novice and revenue generating marketing professional

12:00 – How to stay on top of your prospecting pipeline when buyer trends change so quickly.

17:50 – “Your digital presence is an extension of your in-person presence.”

24:50 – “The more you can understand the way people communicate, the better off you’re going to be as a sales person”

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42 Rethink Your Prospecting #5

Swagger. You can get through life without it, but you can’t get through sales. It is the fifth and final key ingredient of a strong prospecting plan from Jeff’s free e-book, Rethink the Way You Sell. Jeff and Christie discuss how to find your swagger and keep it even through rejection.

4:08 – Jeff defines his recipe for “swagger”

9:46 – Christie lays out the fallacy of “‘no’ means, ‘not yet'” prospecting

16:27 – Is marketing automation killing your sales swagger?

21:16 – Jeff and Christie discuss their favorite rockstars and how they used their swagger.

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41 Mindful Mojo for Peak Performance with Dennis Buttimer

Mindfulness is a hot topic in today’s fast paced world.  You can’t read a blog post or article profiling top performers in any industry without hearing something about the importance of being present in daily life.

Dennis Buttimer is a renowned clinical psychologist and coach who focuses on helping people find that mind-body connection that is so critical to peak performance.  In addition to being recent TEDx presenters, Dennis and his wife, Angela are frequent contributors to CNN, The Huffington Post, NBC, and many others.

 

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40 Rethink the Way You Sell – Part 4 – Be The Expert

This week, we are beginning to unpack several elements from Jeff Bajorek’s new e-book – Rethink The Way You Sell.  This will be the first of a series of 5 episodes aired over the coming months and focused on prospecting.  Jeff lists 5 key ingredients to a strong prospecting plan in his e-book and we will dive into them one at a time.

  • Know what you bring to the table
  • Know who you need to be talking to
  • Create tension to create sales
  • Be the expert
  • Keep your swagger

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