#118: How To Be Productive, Profitable, and Happy [Podcast]

Have you ever noticed that over the years, you tend to do pretty much the same things? What I mean is, if you’re a reader you remain one, if you’re a writer you tend to write, if you’re a procrastinator you tend to keep procrastinating, and so forth. The key to being productive, profitable, and happy is not in changing your nature. It’s in learning to turn your nature to your advantage.

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In this week’s episode, I’ll share some ideas on how to do just that.

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#117: How To Deal With Abusive Customers [Podcast]

There’s a saying: “The customer is always right.” But what about customers who are abusive, dishonest, and bullying? Are they always right? I think not. And you must protect yourself and your staff from these bullies.

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In this week’s episode, I share 7 tips for handling abusive or “problem” customers.

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#116: Jeff Walker, Product Launch Formula, And A Life Of Grace [Podcast]

There is one online business teacher whose students have created over half a BILLION dollars in sales, using his methods. He also happens to be one of the most graceful people I know. Now, he has written a book that distills down the core elements of his training, and it’s just been released.

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In this week’s episode, I spend some time talking with my friend Jeff Walker about his new book, Launch (as of this writing, if you click here you can get the book for free… no joke.)

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#115: Podcast Top 40 Countdown [Podcast]

When I was 14 years old, I was inspired to get into radio because I loved listening to “American Top 40″. It was a countdown show of the 40 most popular songs on the radio each week, hosted by Casey Casum. This week, I’m sharing the top 40 podcasts I listen to, with a little explanation of why you might want to check them out.

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I will also identify the podcasts I absolutely do not miss, ever. And I’ll share the 3 very popular podcasts I instantly did NOT like. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • How to get Jeff Walker’s new book, Launch, for free!
  • An interview with Strategic Living Podcast host Brian Holmes.
  • Contest where you can win our recent $797 training for FREE…
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#114: How To Automate Success [Podcast]

What if you could automate success? What if you would set a few things in motion that, if not guaranteeing your success, would automatically increase the likelihood of success … in all areas of your life?

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In today’s episode I share how controlling 5 “environments” greatly increases the odds of your success. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • A proven way to turn your blog into a business, and a powerful strategy for writing posts that go viral.
  • What do we do when God seems silent?
  • Contest where you can win our recent $797 training for FREE…
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#113: How To Work With Other People Without Making Them Crazy [Podcast]

We entrepreneurial types tend to be graded starting things and leaving other people to clean up the details. Our staff, virtual assistants, and colleagues may find it difficult to deal with us.

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There’s nothing wrong with you, you just need to realize what you’re good at, what other people are good at, and how to negotiate the handling of tasks so that both of you are operating in your “zone”. So today, I’ll explain to you how to work with other people without driving them crazy. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • One of the best books on selling I’ve ever read.
  • How to stop “spiritual sweat disorder”.
  • What to do with the information in this episode…
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#112: Stop Trying To Find Clients [Podcast]

Many a professional, and many a freelancer, find themselves asking, “How can I get more clients?” May I suggest this is the wrong question?  in fact, it is precisely the wrong question.

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A better question to ask would be, “how can I build a business where clients come looking for me?” We will explore the construction of such a scenario in today’s episode. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • The greatest headset I’ve ever used for doing tele-seminars.
  • The very first thing you should do every day.
  • And how to turn this episode into money…
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#111: Tiny Hinges That Swing Big Doors [Podcast]

Recently I was working with a client on an advertising campaign. We had been running a particular ad in a variety of online media  (mainly solo mailings to email newsletters), and the ad was barely breaking even. We decided to test different subject lines.  Basically, we changed seven words.

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Immediately upon our next mailing, our “Return on Ad Spend” or ROAS  Went from around 80% to a startling 150%. Seven words. There’s a saying in the direct response marketing business: “tiny hinges swing big doors”. In this episode, I will introduce you to five such “tiny hinges” that can “swing big doors” in your business. Small changes you can make that might mean the difference between meteoric success or humiliating bankruptcy. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • A nearly miraculous way to get rid of all the physical junk mail that clogs your mailbox.
  • Why you should give up on working hard enough to earn God’s favor.
  • And a new feature, how to turn this episode into action and profits…
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#110: How to Get Back On Track [Podcast]

Recently, my life fell apart. At least that’s how it felt emotionally. From the outside, everything looked great.  I was an in demand speaker, making lots of money, with a lot of projects in the works, and the field of possibility ahead of me. The truth was another matter. My calendar was overscheduled, my time was overcommitted, I had agreed to too many meetings and too many projects, and my health deteriorated dramatically.  Somehow, I had managed to get off track. Way off track.

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Then I had an epiphany. It didn’t instantly solve all my problems, but it did show me the solution to all my problems, and the path I needed to walk to get back on track. Interestingly, I believe this same solution can work for you when you get off track, and I’ll share a simple set of steps you can file away from when you need them. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • One iPhone case to rule them all.
  • Why happiness really is the truth.
  • An update on the “affordable online mastermind”…
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#109: Master This Skill To Change Your Life [Podcast]

I was recently on the phone with someone, and they were talking. Something they said sparked a reaction in me, and I began thinking about how is going to respond. As they continue to talk, I constructed an elegant argument in my head to counter what they had just told me. Then they spoke words that struck fear into my heart: “Do you think I should’ve done that?” I had no idea what they were talking about.

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You might think the skills and I’m urging you to master is listening. That is an effect of mastering this skill, but not the skill itself. Mastering this mysterious skill will make you a better listener, more focused, less distracted, and a better thinker. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Plus, here are some additional reasons to keep listening…

  • The best way to master your email challenge. If you feel overwhelmed by email, this one is for you.
  • A fun and exciting way to sharpen your mind.
  • What your life would look like if God wrote the script.
  • Now let’s get on with it…
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