528 – Developing Healthy Habits

Have you ever struggled to develop a new habit and make it stick, even though you successfully kept your commitment to doing the habit for the 21 days that you were told that it takes for the new behavior to become an automatic part of your identity? In this episode, I'll explain why that is and share five tips for helping you develop healthy habits that will stick with you for the rest of your life.

 
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I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

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527 – 21 Tips For Staying Focused On What Is Most Important

Every time I interact with someone who is building their own online business, I ask them… “What is the single greatest frustration that you are facing, right now, when it comes to growing your online business?”

One of the most common responses is FOCUS or LACK OF FOCUS. One person responded this question by saying… “I Have So Many Income Stream Opportunities, But I Can’t Seem To Stay Focused On One!” I totally understand this problem.

In this week's episode, I share how I've recently faced this exact issue of deciding where I needed to focus my time, effort and energy when it comes to a completely new set of income streams that I'm looking to pursue in the next year.

More importantly, I share 21 separate tips that will help you stay focused on what is most important to you.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

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526 – Ten Reasons Why You Should Be In A Mastermind Group

Did you know that half of all businesses are closed within their first year, 80% are gone within five years and that 96% of all businesses fail within 10 years? That means that only 4% of a businesses last more than 10 years. That just means that they are “still standing,” even if they are not “profitable.”

I know just how difficult it is to get an online business off the ground. In 2008, I left a successful 12-year career as an insurance agent to pursue my own journey of full-time, self-employment, so that I could do the work that I felt most called to do in this world.

I am so thankful for all the sales training and customer service experience that those 12 years as an insurance agent provided. However, having lived a lifetime as an “employee” up to that point, I realized, real quickly, just how much I didn't know about what it took to actually own and operate my own business.

My first full year of full-time self-employment was riddled with self-doubt, overwhelm from all that I was being told I needed to do, and lack of clarity of what I needed to focus on next. As a result, that first year was the most difficult year, financially, that I have ever experienced in my lifetime.

I can tell tell you that those difficult times were definitely worth it. However, with that said, looking back from the perspective of knowing what I know today, I now realize that things didn't have to be quite so hard.

In this episode, I share how my involvement in a healthy mastermind group helped turn everything around for me and my business. I explain what a mastermind group is and the ten benefits that you would receive by getting involved in a healthy mastermind group for yourself.

Are You looking for a healthy mastermind group? Check out the details of my Next Level Mastermind.

 
Want To Build A Successful Online Business Around Your Podcast?
If you have been attempting to generate an income around your podcasting efforts, but you are not consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 per month, I would like to invite to you attend the Building An Online Business Workshop here in my Next Level Studio. In this workshop, you'll discover the missing elements in your online business model. Not only will you learn what you need to do to take your business efforts to the next level, you'll know exactly what order to do them. Click here for more details.

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525 – The Step By Step Formula For Achieving Your Goals

Growing up, I had always been taught that New Years Resolutions simply don't work. The idea is that in the new year, a person will resolve to get rid of an undesired habit, to accomplish a personal goal or to commit to something that will improve their life in some way.

As a young guy, I had attempted to set lifestyle goals for myself. However, somewhere around middle school, I became convinced that everyone was right… these things just don't work.

Unfortunately, as a result, I had pretty much given up on “goal setting” all-together. Well, that's not completely true. There were times when I had a strong desire, where I set my mind on a goal that I wanted to achieve and where I remained focused on that goal until I achieved the outcome that I desired. However, these experiences were random and were not a part of any sort of “routine” of goal setting in my normal life. However, that all changed in 2009!

It was in 2009 that I was first introduced the to step-by-step formula for achieving any goal that you remain focused on. In this podcast episode, I share how I immediately put that step-by-step formula to the test and the results that I got from that test.

Since then, I've been HOOKED ON SETTING GOALS and have achieved so many things that, when I look back, I am amazed at what I've been accomplished. In this episode, I share the step-by-step formula that you, also, can use to achieve any goal that you decide to remain focused on.

Note: As the episode progressed, I realized that I wanted to add a fifth step the original four step process. Below is a list list of the revised five step formula for achieving your goals.

Step 1 – Believe it is possible.
Step 2 – Decide to set it as a goal.
Step 3 – Write it down.
Step 4 – Tell others about it.
Step 5 – Work the plan as it becomes available.

 
Want To Build A Successful Online Business Around Your Podcast?
If you have been attempting to generate an income around your podcasting efforts, but you are not consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 per month, I would like to invite to you attend the Building An Online Business Workshop here in my Next Level Studio. In this workshop, you'll discover the missing elements in your online business model. Not only will you learn what you need to do to take your business efforts to the next level, you'll know exactly what order to do them. Click here for more details.

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524 – Why You Need To Become An Expert At Saying No And How To Do So Effectively

In this episode, I share why every self-employed business owner must become a master at the art of saying NO and how to do so effectively.

 
Want To Build A Successful Online Business Around Your Podcast?
If you have been attempting to generate an income around your podcasting efforts, but you are not consistently generating a minimum of $5,000 per month, I would like to invite to you attend the Building An Online Business Workshop here in my Next Level Studio. In this workshop, you'll discover the missing elements in your online business model. Not only will you learn what you need to do to take your business efforts to the next level, you'll know exactly what order to do them. Click here for more details.

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