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Kailei Carr is the CEO of the Asbury Group, and helps high-powered women “show up” in a way that is authentic to who they are, maximizes opportunities and allows them to experience a life and career they crave. 
 
In this episode, Kailei shares how to lead with the best version of yourself, leverage digital marketing tools like video and podcasts, and what to do when you run into roadblocks. 
 
For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.
Direct download: TLG030.mp3
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Bryan Harris is the founder of Growth Tools, which creates software tools and online accelerator programs to speed up the growth of your business. I’m excited to announce that Leadpages has partnered up with them to provide you 100% free access to their lead magnet creation tool, Attract.io, which we’ll talk more about at the end of the conversation. 
 
In this episode, Bryan shares best practices of lead magnet creation, including mistakes to avoid, key components that turn new subscribers into top clients, and 3 simple methods for promoting your lead magnet for faster email subscriber growth. 
 
For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.
Direct download: TLG029.mp3
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If you’ve ever wanted to run webinars to promote your business but were too intimidated to get started, you’re going to love this week’s episode. My conversation is with Daniel Waas, the Director of Marketing at GoToWebinar. Originally from Germany, Daniel is on a mad mission to end all dull webinars. In this episode, Daniel shares over 20 specific tips for getting started with webinars, including when to schedule your webinar, how to get more people to show up, and how to boost engagement of your audience during your trainings.
 
For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 
Direct download: TLG028.mp3
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This week, we’re going back to the basics with a digital marketing 101 conversation with Collin Belt, someone who has turned his specific skillset into a thriving agency serving clients around North America at BeltCreative.com. In this episode, Collin shares 3 steps to marketing your service-based business online, the tools that make your marketing life easier, and tips on turning what you do into an agency model. 
 
For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience.
Direct download: TLG027.mp3
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Talia Wolf is the conversion rate optimizer behind GetUplift.co, a CRO consultancy and education company that shows companies how to 10x their results through emotional targeting. 
 
This is Talia’s third appearance on a Leadpages podcast, and this time she breaks down the steps to effectively research your market, get to know what your audience is thinking about their problem, and the real reason why you shouldn’t talk about your competition in your marketing.
 
Also, Talia and Shanelle Mullin from Shopify have just released a brand new guide to landing pages that I know you’re going to want to dive into. We’ve co-sponsored this guide so you can get it free at Leadpages.net/lpg
 
For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 
Direct download: TLG026.mp3
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Michel Fortin and I continue our conversation from last week. I get him to share a few copywriting strategies you can use to elevate your sales results online. Michel’s had an extremely successful career as one of the best direct response copywriters alive. 15 years ago, he gained internet marketing fame as the copywriter behind the web’s first $1million in a day product launch from John Reese. Michel’s words have been used by companies large and small and across multiple industries generate millions in revenue. 

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

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 
Direct download: TLG025.mp3
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Michel Fortin is a legendary copywriter and full stack marketer, currently serving as the director of marketing for a medical clinic in Ottawa, Canada. 

This episode is a counter-punch to our usual conversation on entrepreneurship. The skills you’ve honed as an entrepreneur may be well suited for taking your talents in-house for a corporate gig. Find out why a J-O-B might actually be a perfect move for you as Michel and I discuss his choice to take on a dedicated role inside a company, the principles of kaizen that he brings to his leadership style, and how he is still able to scratch his entrepreneurial itch. 

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

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 
Direct download: TLG024.mp3
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Gain an instant boost in credibility and demand for your services when you create a short book showcasing your expertise. Daniel Hall is a prolific content producer, and in this episode we discuss the benefits of producing short books for your business that boost your credibility and help you stand out in your market. He shares some of his favorite methods for producing your book within 90 days, and how to leverage for more revenue in your business. 

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

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 
Direct download: TLG023.mp3
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Peter Fader and Sarah Toms, the co-authors of Customer Centricity Playbook, share how to think differently about your target audience, which customer acquisition channel seems to always win, and how to become a more customer-centric business by determining exactly who your best customers are.

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

Top Takeaways from the Episode
  • Diversify your idea of target customer. Individual customers are wildly different from each other, both in terms of what they're looking for from you, and how valuable they are to you in terms of their future lifetime value. 
  • Referrals first. No matter the industry, acquiring customers through referrals tends to be a strong channel, albeit with somewhat limited scalability.
  • Evaluate your metrics in cohorts. Avoid using averages in your data, but explore metrics (like Net Promoter Score) across different customer groups based on acquisition channels, plan levels, activity, etc.
  • Focus on the right customers. Discover the customer groups that will best respond to premium packages, and avoid spending too much energy on those whose customer lifetime value has a low upper limit. 

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads-dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 

About Sarah Toms
Sarah Toms is executive director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive, a platform for marketing simulations. Her 20 years of being a thought leader in the technology sphere include starting several tech companies, and involvement with Women in Tech Summit and techgirlz.org. 
 
About Peter Fader
Peter Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was named by Advertising Age as one of its inaugural “25 Marketing Technology Trailblazers” in 2017 as the only academic on the list.
Direct download: TLG022.mp3
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Michael Hall and Chris Sakr, the co-founders of ShoHawk Media in Portland, Oregon, talk about the lessons they learned creating their feature documentary, Generation Freedom, how they collaborate on projects while having day jobs, and their approach to editing their content. 

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

About the Podcast
The Lead Generation Podcast features small business origin stories and marketing lessons for coaches, consultants, service professionals, and leads dependent entrepreneurs. Our goal is to fire you up for your own business, and shorten your pathway to profit while you make a positive impact on your audience. 

Top Takeaways from the Episode
  • Validate your ideas with the right people. Test your ideas with your market, not friends and family who will likely sugar coat their feedback to the detriment of your project. 
  • Even flops bear fruit. Lessons learned and skills developed in a failed project or launch often become the foundations for your next success. 
  • Shorten your timeline of production. Taking too long to release a project may result in a disjointed bundle instead of a focused product from start to finish. 
  • Collaborate with communication. Clearly understand your roles and commitments when working on projects with partners. 
  • Edit ruthlessly, but don’t delete anything. Give yourself permission to trim your content by saving extraneous material in a “for later” folder. 
Direct download: TLG021.mp3
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We’re closing out Season 5 of The Lead Generation with a great example of an entrepreneur who jumped out of a comfortable corporate gig to start his own company. 

Bryan Nguyen (CleverTaxes.com) shares how his initial business plan faltered and what he did to change his success trajectory. He also gives his advice on learning vs. delegating, and when it makes sense to work with a coach. I also got him to share a couple of financial tips that will likely save you quite a bit of money on your taxes.

For transcripts, show notes, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast 
 
Bryan is the founder of CleverTaxes, which helps digital entrepreneurs grow profits and save taxes so they make more money, save more time, and have complete confidence in their financial health.

Top Takeaways
  • Choose your clients. Design your business in such a way that you get to pick the types of clients that you want to work with. 
  • Share quality content. Publish higher value content and focus on disseminating it across multiple social channels.
  • Don’t delegate in the dark. Know enough about how to market your business to hold yourself and anyone you may hire accountable.
  • Hire a coach. Learning from Google and digital courses can help, but compound your learning with the accountability and prioritization a business coach can bring.
  • Designate a home office. With a separate home office dedicated to your business, you’re likely to save a lot on your taxes that you would otherwise not be able to deduct. Talk to a tax professional to get clear on what this means for you.
 
Direct download: TLG020.mp3
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Cheryl Muir shares her journey from corporate public relations to becoming a relationship whisperer, the tools she uses to market her coaching business, and a mindset shift to pricing your programs and services at a higher rate.

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

Cheryl delivers “Love Bites” videos to her community at CherylMuir.com, where she provides programs and private coaching to women ready for an empowered relationship. 

Top Takeaways
  • Know your worth. Know the value of what you bring to the table, both in terms of the experience you bring to the table and the results you’re helping your clients achieve. 
  • Reach out and connect with someone. When it comes to increasing your exposure, pitch to as many people as possible through their online contact information and social networks. 
  • Put in the work. You've got to work hard. You've got to be really focused and aligned to your why. 
  • Hustle with boundaries. To be fully present in your work with clients, create routines that allow you to turn off work-mode so you can recharge.
  • Turn up awareness. Read books, listen to podcasts, and take on experiences that help you tune in to what matters most to you. 
 
Direct download: TLG019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CST

Cindy Schulson shares how to market from the heart instead of relying on hype, the marketing strategy she prefers for the biggest impact, and what it takes to stand out from the crowd.

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

Cindy is the founder of MarketingFromWithin.com, which trains coaches on how to clarify, share, and monetize their core message in their business.  

Top Takeaways
  • It’s never one and done. Our business, our niche, our message continue to evolve and refine themselves. 
  • Market with heart instead of hype. Honor yourself and the people that you're here to help instead of operating from a place of manipulation.
  • Build on your successes. Leverage your experience and strengths in your business, and align it in a way that you're passionate about. 
  • Check your ego at the door. If you don’t like your voice or image on screen, focus on the people that we're here to serve, and you’ll get over that hump.
  • Learn by listening. Sometimes the best education is not in books or podcasts, but simply in listening to what your ideal customers are saying. 
Direct download: TLG018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CST

Phil Adair shares a mental trick for overcoming self-doubt, how he persevered imperfectly through an unimaginable tragedy, and the tools he uses to create and market his content.

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

Phil is the founder of PhilAdairTraining.com, an online resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and digital marketers. Originally from New Zealand, Phil now calls Sydney, Australia home. 

Top Takeaways
  1. There’s no such thing as overnight success. Attaining success doesn’t appear overnight, it makes many years and hard work to achieve.
  2. Transitions are never timely. When tragedy or hard times strike will you take a step back or dive into your work? It's your choice.
  3. Never stop learning. Take advantage of as many tools, podcasts, books, etc., as possible. The more you learn the more you’ll understand about where you want to go and what you want to do in your business.
  4. Don't sit on the sidelines. Be a professional. Dive in. Do it!
Direct download: TLG017.mp3
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Lacy Beatley shares how she went from side hustle to digital marketing agency owner, the challenges of growing a business out of an RV, and a clever lead generation strategy that gets her great clients. 

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

Lacy is the founder of Jungle Cat Marketing, a website marketing company specializing in landing page design. She’s also a former member of the Leadpages customer support team who took the leap into entrepreneurship two years ago and is now living her dream RV lifestyle with her wife in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 

Top Takeaways
  1. Follow your gut. Trust your instincts and do what you love – don’t let other people’s opinions hold you back.
  2. Don’t let your perceived limits define you. Starting a business and being an entrepreneur can be challenging, that’s why it’s so crucial to reach out and ask for help when you need it. 
  3. Be seen online. Local brick-and-mortar stores in tourist areas can no longer rely on foot traffic alone to drive up business.
  4. Know the value you bring to your clients – and charge appropriately. Charging what you're worth allows you to take the space that you need to deliver the professionalism that you know you can.
  5. Meet them where they're at. If your clients aren't savvy online users, consider an in-person approach to your sales cycle. 
Direct download: TLG016.mp3
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Ian Garlic shares the tools his company uses to keep the team focused on their key projects, the “S” word that frequently sabotages the growth freelancers are seeking, and his approach to getting out of a business slump quickly.

For show notes, transcripts, and more, go to Leadpages.net/podcast
 
Ian is the founder of authenticWEB, a digital marketing agency specializing in video and SEO. Ian also hosts the Garlic Marketing Show and is building a directory of video professionals at StoryCrews.com.  

Top Takeaways

  1. Get hyper-focused on one thing. Make sure obviously it has value to people and just worry about delivering that value as much as possible at first to as many people as possible and know that it's going to be hard. 
  2. Passion will trump the best sales techniques all day. People want authentic excitement coming from the people they buy from.
  3. When you're feeling bad about your business, reach out and help someone else. Genuinely help someone else without any intention of trying to get something out of it.
  4. Scaling isn’t for everybody. Just because you want to have a big business doesn't mean that you should just go out and try and get a big business. Figure out what you really want and how you’re going to make it happen. What is the real purpose of creating this business?
  5. You have to work hard. The bigger the possible success, the more unknowns and roadblocks you’re likely to run into.
 
Direct download: TLG015.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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
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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 CST

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