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Clay takes a trip down memory lane to discuss how he found the first 200 customers of Leadpages before the software existed, what he learned about leadership growing his first startup, and what it’s like to shift gears into a new industry where nobody knows about your track record. 

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast
 
Clay is currently growing his second startup, Nomics, a cryptoasset data company delivering professional-grade market data APIs to institutional crypto investors and exchanges. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Leadpages. 

Top Takeaways
  1. Don’t be afraid to give something new a try. You can invest a little bit of time and/or money and if it works out well then you can put more energy into it with less risk.
  2. Get to know your audience and be authentic. This way you are able to establish who you are and the value of your brand – without shoving a sale in their face.
  3. Keep yourself motivated. As an entrepreneur it’s easy to lose momentum, so find someone or something that can help you stay motivated and inspired. This could be anything from listening to new podcasts or following people in your space on Twitter.
  4. Put in the work to grow your list. Frequent webinars on topics that appeal to your audience is a great way to do that, plus webinars are an excellent testing ground for your next product idea. 
  5. Help your clients get real results from the work you do with them. Get them to truly know the value, not just see it in theory.
Direct download: TLG014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Dimitrije Ostojić shares how he’s become a leading voice in digital marketing in the Balkans, reveals his favorite list building method, and gives a great way to convert leads into customers at scale.

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast
 
Dimitrije is the founder of Default Design, a global digital marketing agency headquartered in Novi Sad, Serbia. Focusing on marketing automation and lead generation, Dimitrije and his team bring strategic planning and tactical implementation to each project they take on. 

Top Takeaways
  1. Don’t be afraid to give something new a try. You can invest a little bit of time and/or money and if it works out well then you can put more energy into it with less risk.
  2. Get to know your audience and be authentic. This way you are able to establish who you are and the value of your brand – without shoving a sale in their face.
  3. Keep yourself motivated. As an entrepreneur it’s easy to lose momentum, so find someone or something that can help you stay motivated and inspired. This could be anything from listening to new podcasts or following people in your space on Twitter.
  4. Put in the work to grow your list. Frequent webinars on topics that appeal to your audience is a great way to do that, plus webinars are an excellent testing ground for your next product idea. 
  5. Help your clients get real results from the work you do with them. Get them to truly know the value, not just see it in theory.
Direct download: TLG013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Maria Dominguez-Courian shares what motivated her to start her own business, how she narrowed her niche to brides-to-be, and where she turns for inspiration and support.  

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast

Maria is the holistic nutritionist behind Vitalia Nutrition. Her coaching and courses support women who want to reboot their metabolism and re-balance their lives through food. Her Healthy Bride Method is used by wedding planning women who want less stress and more energy leading up to their big day. 

Top Takeaways
  1. Self-care is important. Taking care of your mind, body, and mentality can help you achieve so much more if you’re willing to take care of yourself first.
  2. Find your niche and work hard at what you love – then it won’t seem like work.
  3. Surround yourself with people who will motivate and encourage youwhen you’re down. It never hurts to have a cheerleader on the sidelines rooting for you!
  4. Find the tools that work well for your business and get to know them well. Simple, easy to use tools will make you enjoy your job a lot more and keep your frustrations at bay.
Direct download: TLG012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Kelly McCausey shares the mindset shifts that blew the lid off her own business, how collaborating with her competition generates ripple effects, and her favorite pathway to generating multiple streams of income.

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast.

Top Takeaways
  1. Don’t let your comfort zone keep you from doing something amazing. Getting out of your comfort zone will help you learn about yourself, achieve new things, and make you more confident in who you are as a person.
  2. Take partnerships seriously, even with your competition. Before you start a partnership, try out a collaborative project first. 
  3. Don’t let raising your prices for your product or business hold you back.When you provide value, you will also provide opportunities for your community to grow together.
  4. Playing small keeps a lid on your audience, and does a disservice to them. 
  5. Think big tree vs. tending a fledgling orchard. Focus your efforts on a singular business that eventually (not immediately) has multiple branches. 
Direct download: TLG011_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am CDT

Nancy Marmolejo shares a different perspective on what a "freedom lifestyle" really looks like, what she's reading to fuel her spiritual engine, and what she learned during challenging times that can help you persevere during your own. 

For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 

Nancy has an uncanny knack for getting her clients to discover their own Deep Genius® – a unique blend of purpose, passion, and prodigy that entrepreneurs and (and the company's they run) bring to the world. A former high school teacher, Nancy believes everyone's Deep Genius is their personal master key to making the difference you're here to make. 

Top Takeaways
  1. Take one step at a time, just because someone says you need to do something doesn’t mean it’s always right for your business or it might be better done at another time.
  2. There is honor in working. Do what you love and don’t be fooled by others touting a 3-hour lazy lifestyle. .
  3. Find people who can hold you accountable. This might be accountability circles for small business owners. Take time to check in with each other, ask each other questions.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help during challenging times. Life is unpredictable. Asking for help can give you time and space to heal, and give you the ability to do your best work when you’re back in action. 
  5. Think of LinkedIn like a search engine. Consider the type of people you want to connect with and create your profile with the right keywords to make it easy for them to find you.
Direct download: TLG010.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Lou Bortone shares how to get the right mindset for incorporating video into your campaigns, thoughts on the entrepreneurial life while being an active parent to teenagers, and the tools he uses to accelerate the projects he and his clients work on. 

Get the show transcripts and more at Leadpages.net/podcast.
Lou helps busy small business owners fully leverage and express themselves by using video marketing in authentic ways. A former marketing executive for radio and television, including with Fox Family (now ABC Family) and E! Entertainment, Lou’s consulted entrepreneurs with their video strategies and action plans since 2002.

Top Takeaways:
  1. With today’s tech and resources, small business owners are essentially their own TV stations. Your role is producer, director, and actor of the shows you wish to make.
  2. To be successful on camera, you don’t need to adopt some stranger’s persona – just be you.
  3. With people sometimes watching 2 or 3 screens at the same time, it’s important to keep your videos short and attention grabbing.
  4. You don’t have to start from scratch. Use templates from services like Leadpages and Envato marketplace to get a head start on your marketing.
  5. It’s awesome if everything you do is successful, but don’t be afraid to fail. Even Major League Baseball players are MVPs when they get hits less than 4 out of every 10 at bats.
Direct download: TLG009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Julie Raich Diémé shares how she was able to turn her own mindset challenges into solutions, realize the value she brings to her clients, and begin to cash in on her talents as an educator.  

For show notes, transcripts and more, visit Leadpages.net/podcast.

Julie is an online course consultant for health and wellness business owners. A linguist and educator by trade, Julie partners with her clients to develop digital programs that get students to the finish line. 
Top Takeaways
  1. Be resilient. You simply can’t give up after trying one thing that doesn’t work out.
  2. Involve other people. Expanding and nurturing your business doesn’t have to be done alone. Asking for help or hiring someone to help around the house while you work can make all the difference.
  3. Understand your audience. Match your product or service to the needs and skill sets of your students and customers. This way you can offer exactly what they’re hoping to receive in an easy, understandable, and timely fashion. 
  4. Make it easy for your students to take action. Online learning is all about taking action because action produces results. Don’t leave your audience guessing at every turn–– if you do, they won’t last long.
  5. Make connections. Set aside time with others to fuel your journey. Sometimes all you need is a solid brainstorming session to get the creative juices flowing.
Direct download: TLG008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Jenn Cohen shares the story of her entrepreneurial journey, including what held her back, who pushed her forward, and how she persists in order to impact more kids around the world as they pursue their college dreams. 
 
For transcripts, show notes, and more, visit Leadpages.net/podcast
 
Jenn is the founder of LaunchPad Education. With a team of tutors, they provide personalized, 1-1 online SAT and ACT test prep to students with ADHD or other special learning needs.  

After two decades in the world of in-person test-prep for high school students, Jenn decided to strike out on her own to develop an online tutoring business that serves teenagers who learn a little differently. 
 
Top Takeaways
  1. If you’ve developed skills at delivering a service in person, consider doing it online to a wider audience.
  2. Pay attention to the encouragement coming from your inner circle.
  3. Start building a team as your personal bandwidth diminishes, freeing up your time to do higher-leveraged activities for your business.
  4. Test new marketing ideas with list-building/interest campaigns in Leadpages
  5. Persist and prosper – probably in ways you can’t predict.
Direct download: TLG007.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Tim Paige shares his journey into the world of voice acting, how he handles the stress of a gig-to-gig business, and his secrets for finding work-life balance as you pursue your passions.

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to https://www.Leadpages.net/podcast

Over the last few years, Tim has established himself as an in-demand voice actor for podcast intros, television promotions, and audiobooks. In fact, you may have heard Tim's voice on commercials promoting shows on NBC, The CW, and in Jimmy Kimmel skits, just to name a few. 

** Top Takeaways **
  1. Reach out for help from people who are doing what you do and do not be afraid to ask for the yes.
  2. The mental game is the most difficult part of the entrepreneurial journey.
  3. Be open to doing the thing you love to do more frequently for your happiness, even if it doesn’t pay as well as alternatives. 
  4. The entrepreneurial schedule can bring you more time with your family, while also bringing narrow times of sacrifice to grow your status in the field. 
  5. Do what you love to do that the market is willing (and eager) to pay you to do it.
Direct download: TLG006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Amanda Holmes shares how her professional and spiritual paths intertwine, the struggles (and thrills) of being thrust into a leadership role before she was 25, and what helps her stay grounded as she grows both CHI and DBI.  

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to https://www.Leadpages.net/podcast

Amanda is the CEO of Chet Holmes International, a pillar among the sales and business coaching community. She’s also the CMO of Divine Bliss International, a spiritual non-profit organization, bringing Love and Light to individuals and businesses. 

** Top Takeaways **
  1. Move forward with pig-headed discipline and determination – especially when the path is new.
  2. If you find yourself in charge of an established brand with history, don’t be afraid to steer it into new directions. 
  3. At its root, a guru is a dispeller of darkness, an uplifter of light – one that brings you from ignorance to bliss to assist you on your pathway to understand who you really are.
  4. Bad things happening is inevitable. How you deal with them, while staying true to yourself, is what makes all the difference.
  5. Personal success is best measured internally instead of comparatively.
Direct download: TLG005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT

Ramon Ray talks about persisting with optimism, when it’s time to pivot within your business, and why it’s critical to surround yourself with smart people who can steer you in the right direction.

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to https://www.Leadpages.net/podcast

Ramon is editor and founder of Smart Hustle Magazine and Smallbiztechnology.com. He is passionate about educating small businesses about technology and marketing best practices for sustained growth. His writings and opinions have been featured in the New York Times, Fox Business, MSNBC, and more. He's also frequently seen on stage delivering keynotes about client attraction, personal branding, and technology trends.

** Top Takeaways **
  1. You don’t need anyone else’s permission to pursue your business idea.
  2. Persist through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship with the help of close friends and your faith. 
  3. Growing your business will likely take longer than you think. And it will likely require a pivot or two along the way. 
  4. Whatever your current family situation, prioritize the important things to you, and have conversations about the big Why with your spouse and kids.
  5. Learn about things beyond the focus of your business. It’s inspiring, spurs creativity, and gives you perspective on the bigger picture.
Direct download: TLG004_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

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