543 – It’s Worth The Two Hours! – You Always Have Plenty of Money For EVERYTHING You TRULY WANT

This episode is two hours long. However, I am 100% convinced that it is worth every single minute of your time as a result of the powerful truth that I share. Do you believe that it is true that “You always have plenty of money for EVERYTHING you truly want?” When I first heard this statement, it shocked me. However, I began evaluating my entire life and realized that I could never find a single instance where this was not true. I've since accepted this as a “fact” and one that I live by today. Since I adopted this belief, my life has been radically altered.

 
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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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542 – PROBLEM: Lots of Activity With Little Clarity

In this episode, I talk about a problem that so many of us face, from time to time, in our business pursuits. The problem is that we tend to amass an ever-growing list of to do items. Even worse, we convince ourselves that everything on these lists are important. The result? We end up doing a ton of activity in our business but find that we have very little clarity about what it is that we are trying to achieve. In this episode, I share why it might be time to ditch your current to list and simply ask yourself a question or two to gain some clarity.

 
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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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541 – Origin Story Retold & Choosing To Be Joyful


Earlier this week, I was interviewed by by Sean Garvey from the 5 x 15 Podcast. I enjoyed the way that the interview went and asked Sean if he would mind if I shared this recording as an episode of my own podcast.

 
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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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540 – My First Employee

This week's episode is just a brief update about what I'm most excited about, in my business, this week.

 
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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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539 – How Confident Are You In The Value You Offer?

I recently had a potential client ask me how much I charge for my one-on-one mentoring package. When I gave him the details, he wrote back… “Geez, my Harvard educated attorney doesn’t charge that much. Come to think of it, my accountant wouldn’t approve such a major expense, and as you saw on the Mastermind Application, I am doing fairly successful with my online business pursuits. How do you justify your rates! It’s either a new set of tires or 3 conversations with you. Tough choice!”

How would you respond to this statement? How confident are you in the value that you bring to your clients?

In this episode, I share how I responded to this. I hope you find my experience valuable in helping you gain more confidence in the value that you offer.

The Six Questions Mentioned In The Episode:
1. What are my 3-5 unique qualities?
2. What value do you get from connecting with me?
3. What do you think is my professional strength?
4. What do you think is my personal strength?
5. What attribute is unique to me and separates me from others?
6. What is ONE quality that I seem to undervalue that you think I should be more bold about sharing?

The links I mentioned in the episode:
The Next Level Mastermind – NextLevelMastermind.info
Building An Online Business Workshop – NextLevelWorkshop.LIVE
Free The Dream Conference – FreeTheDream.LIVE

 
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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538 – How Do I Get It All Done?

There are a large number of things that I am proud to have accomplished over the past several years. However, I'm often asked the question… “Cliff, with all that you have going on, how do you manage to get it all done?”

In this podcast episode, I not only explain that I DO NOT get it all done, but also why I don't even try to “get it all done.”

Here are the six affirmations that I ended up sharing in the episode.

1. I always have plenty of time for all of the things that I'm truly committed to.

2. I always make time for the things that are most important to me.

3. My goal in life is not to manage time, but to always be living a fulfilling life devoted to consistent growth and contribution.

4. I'm always at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.

5. My time, money, energy, ability and reputation are my most valued assets. I invest these assets with the right clients, prospects, associates and friends.

6. There are so many demands for my attention in life. I am committed to deciding, in advance, what I am going to focus on, so that my life is not controlled by the focus of someone or something else.

The links I mentioned in the episode:
The Next Level Mastermind – NextLevelMastermind.info
Building An Online Business Workshop – NextLevelWorkshop.LIVE
Free The Dream Conference – FreeTheDream.LIVE

 
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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537 – Six Months After The Big Leap

The Big Leap

In this podcast episode, I share what has happened over the past six months six I made the decision to take “The Big Leap.”

 
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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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536 – Two Game Changing Apps – Drafts & ThinkUp

In this week's episode, I just had to share two different apps that have helped me take my life to a whole new level. The first app is called Drafts and the second app is called ThinkUp. I explain what each app is and why I find them so valuable.

Reminders:
Creating An Online Business Workshop on April 6/7 – NextLevelWorkshop.LIVE
Apply Today for the Next Level Mastermind – NextLevelMastermind.info

 
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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535 – Mastering The Art of Crystal Clear Copywriting

Do you have products and/or services that you know, for a fact, would have a profound and positive impact in the lives of your customers? Have you ever spent hours marketing those products and/or services only to see little to no sales at all?

As a business owner, it is absolutely essential that you master the art of crystal clear copywriting. In this episode, I invite my friend, and expert copywriter, Ray Edwards to share the benefits of investing in the mastery of the art of selling with the right words.

Ray's Copywriting Academy course is available until Friday, February 23rd, 2018. I will earn a commission if you purchase after clicking the following link: http://TheCliffRavenscraftShow.com/copy.

If you are hearing/seeing this message after Friday, February 23rd, send me an email and ask me to let you know the next time that Ray offers this course. It will absolutely change the effectiveness of your sales and marketing. If not, Ray will give you a 100% refund.

 
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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534 – Three Mandates For More Effective Communication

In this podcast episode, I share the reasons why I attended the SCORRE speaker training conference for a third time and three mandates that will help you become a more effective communicator.

At the end, I shared several benefits that come with applying and getting accepted to the Next Level Mastermind. You can apply at NextLevelMastermind.info.

 
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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533 – The Motivating Forces of Pain & Pleasure

In this episode, I share the insights that I've received as a result of going through DAY TWO of the Personal Power II training materials from Tony Robbins. I share my thoughts about the motivating thoughts about pain and pleasure and how we can use them to achieve anything that we set our mind to.

Note: My affiliate link for Tony Robbins materials is https://PodcastAnswerMan.com/TonyRobbins

 
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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532 – Decide And Take Action Today


In this episode, I share the insights that I've received as a result of going through DAY ONE of the Personal Power II training materials from Tony Robbins. Tony says… “It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” This podcast episode may just help you make a decision that will forever change your life from this moment forward.

Note: My affiliate link for Tony Robbins materials is https://PodcastAnswerMan.com/TonyRobbins

 
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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531 – Go Ahead… Build A Bigger Boat

About ten years ago, I heard the parable of “The Mexican Fisherman” for the first time.

Back then, I totally bought into the message of the story. The message, as I interpreted it, was that we should avoid building a big business as a means of building wealth. Instead, we should be satisfied doing the work that allows us to meet our needs and enjoy the simple/important things in life.

Lately, I've been thinking about how this parable presents a false dichotomy. In this episode, I share why I feel that hundreds of people's lives, including the lives of his wife and children, would benefit from him building the bigger boat and growing his business.

 
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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530 – Four Limiting Beliefs That Will Keep You From Living The Life For Which You Were Created

I was recently interviewed on the Grace On Fire podcast hosted by Dr. Jonathan G Smith. In the interview, I shared four limiting beliefs that will keep you from living the life for which you were created.

I had intended to cover this as a topic on my show at some point in the future. However, what I was sharing came out so great in this interview that I asked Jonathan if I could simply use my recording of the interview as an episode of my own podcast. He was happy to give me permission to do so.

If you have ever struggled with any of these limiting belief, I sincerely hope that what I shared will help you help you experience a mindset shift so that you can be freed up to pursue the life for which you were created.

 
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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529 – What I’m Focusing On In 2018

In this week's episode, I talk about the various things that I'm going to start doing, stop doing and continue doing in 2018.

 
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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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.

 
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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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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523 – How To Attract Your Ideal Customer

In my years of coaching podcasters and those who are building an online business, I'm often asked “How Do I Grow My Audience.” I have all sorts of ideas for actually growing your audience.

In this episode, I actually share tips that will help you attract your ideal customer and I explain why I feel that this is a much better goal to pursue.

The Tips Shared In This Episode

1) Get VERY Specific About You Your Ideal Customer Is.

2) Learn About Your Ideal Customer's Problems Through Conversations & Surveys.

3) Create Content, Products & Services that solve the problems that you have discovered.

4) Adopt The Attitude That Every Person Matters.

5) Participate In Facebook or LinkenIn Groups Where Your Ideal Customers Hang Out. (Serve Only – No Self Promotion)

6) Attend and/or Speak At Live Events Where Your Ideal Customers hang out. (Serve Only – No Self Promotion)

Links Mentioned In This Episode

– Presentation Professor Podcast – https://PodcastAnswerMan.com/Diane

– Next Level Workshop (Building An Online Business – https://PodcastAnswerMan.com/nextlevelworkshop

– Next Level Mastermind Application – https://PodcastAnswerMan.com/mastermind

– Free The Dream Event – http://FreeTheDream.LIVE

– Cliff's Private SCORRE Conference Group – https://PodcastAnswerMan.com/group

 
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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522 – How To Kick Self-Doubt To The Curb And Move Forward With Confidence

In this episode, I share 15 choices that I attempt to make, every day, that allow me to kick self-doubt to the curb and move forward with confidence.

Choice #1 – I refuse to compare myself to others.

Choice #2 – I will stop worrying about what others think or say about me.

– Affirmation: I refuse to concern myself with how others may judge me and my actions. I have been given divine access to the mind of Christ and Jesus has given me His Spirit to evaluate my own life and actions. (1 Corinthians 2:15-16)

Choice #3 – I will intentionally spend time with the right people.

Choice #4 – I will commit to a healthy diet of optimism

Choice #5 – I will take care of my body

– Getting plenty of sleep.
– Only eating foods that help maintain my desired energy level.
– Physical Activity can change everything!

Choice #6 – I refuse to see any challenge as being any bigger than it truly is.

Choice #7 – I will set a short term, immediate goal, and ACCOMPLISH IT RIGHT NOW!

Choice #8 – I will create an ongoing list of my prior successes

Choice #9 – I will celebrate every win. Big & Small

– Affirmation: Knowing that God is my #1 Fan, I am committed to being my own #2 Fan! I CELEBRATE all my accomplishments BIG and small. I give myself high-fives, I pat myself on the back. I give myself hugs. I dance with joy (If nobody is around). I FREAKING ROCK!

Choice #10 – I will remain focused on my WHY.

My Mission Statement:

My mission, first and foremost, is to pursue the life for which I was created.

I share experiences from my journey in life (my successes, failures, fears, hopes, dreams, etc), and what I am learning from these experiences, in an authentic and transparent way with the intent to provide education, encouragement and inspiration that motivates others to take their own life to the next level.

I am committed to generating the amount of income that allows me to meet the needs and goals of my family and to fulfill my mission in the world. I create content, products and services and promote the content, products and services of others, that add great value to people’s lives.

I am committed to setting new goals, achieving them and then sharing the results so that I may help others find ways of doing the same in their own life. I am constantly expanding my mindset of what is possible and always looking for ways to help others do the same.

I am a follower of Jesus who authentically attempts to live out my faith (though I may fail miserably at times) in a way that encourages others. When asked,I am always prepared to give a reason for the hope that I have in Jesus with gentleness and respect.

 
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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521 – How To Cultivate A Healthy Relationship With Money And DRASTICALLY Increase Your Income

You've probably known several people, over the years, that where involved in an unhealthy relationship with someone and was simply unable to see all the warning signs that things needed to change.

Over the years, I've done a lot of one-on-one and group mentoring with people who are full-time self-employed, or who are pursuing self-employment, that are very much involved in an unhealthy relationship that is holding them back from achieving financial success in their business.

I'm not referring to their relationship with another person. Instead, I've notice that most full-time, self-employed, individuals seem to have a very unhealthy relationship with MONEY. All the warning signs are there. However, until they do something to cultivate a healthy relationship with money, they will never be able to generate great wealth.

In this week's episode, I share why I believe that every self employed person can cultivate a healthy relationship with money and DRASTICALLY increase their income by reflecting, daily, on six affirmations related to money.

Affirmation 1
– Money can provide value to everyone if we allow it to FLOW.

Affirmation 2
– I always have plenty of money for all the things I truly want.

Affirmation 3
– God's wealth circulates in my life in avalanches of abundance. All my needs, desires and goals are met instantaneously, for I am one with God and He is EVERYTHING.

Affirmation 4
– I am grateful for all the abundance I have and I invite even more into my life.

Affirmation 5
– I am financially wealthy. However it is not my power or strength that has produced this wealth for me. It is God who has gifted me with the ability to produce wealth. – Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (NIV)

Affirmation 6
– I AM RICH in this present world. However, I will not allow this to make me an arrogant person. I will not put my hope in my financial wealth, which is so uncertain. Instead, I place my hope in God, who RICHLY PROVIDES ME WITH EVERYTHING FOR MY ENJOYMENT. I am committed to do good, to also be rich in good deeds. I am a generous man who is devoted to sharing. – 1 Timothy 6:17-18 (NIV)

In Summary… For the past few years, I've made it a point to read these affirmations (and many many more) on a daily basis. Just recently, I was inspired by my great friend, Kent Julian, to use the REMINDERS APP on my iPhone to have these pop up on a daily basis.

Because of these daily affirmations, I've established a healthier relationship with money. As a result, I found that my income has increased drastically, week by week, month by month and year by year.

 
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520 – How I Remember Every Person I Spoke To At A Conference

In this episode, I share the following topics.
1) Why I am left the Apple Podcasts App (00:02:25)
2) Why I chose the Overcast Podcast App (00:28:26)
3) How I remember every person I met at the Tribe Conference (00:47:19)
4) Freed Up For My Zone of Genius A Majority of the Time (01:07:50)

 
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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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519 – Interview With Gay Hendricks – Author of The Big Leap

Over the past four weeks, I have shared my unbridled excitement over the insights that I've received from diving deep into the concepts mentioned in the book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks. In this week's episode, I'm super excited to share a conversation that I recently had with Gay, about his book.

 
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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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518 – How To Discover Your Zone of Genius – Ray Edwards Joins Me In Studio!

Ray Edwards

In this week's episode, I'm super delighted to have my great friend, Ray Edwards, in studio with me here at the Next Level Studio. We had a wonderful conversation about our Ray's initial reaction to The Big Leap and how I inspired him to take a second look at the book. Also, we discuss how to discover what your Zone of Genius is.

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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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517 – Einstein Time – A Conversation With Daphne Scott

I'm super excited to have Daphne Scott, host of the Super Fantastic Leadership Show, as my guest on this week's episode. I first met Daphne in February 2014 as a student of my Podcasting A to Z course. Just a few months later, Daphne had signed up for my first live event called the “Next Level One Day Business Mastermind.” That event turned out to be a pretty transformational event for both of us. Since then, Daphne has become a great friend and I'm honored that she was the first client who signed up for my $7,500 “Day With Cliff” mentoring package.

It just so happens that, for the show I helped Daphne launch, her co-host for, the first 121 episodes of her podcast, was Katie Hendricks, wife of Gay Hendricks, author of the book “The Big Leap.” It turns out that Daphne has been teaching, for years, the principles mentioned in this book that I've been so excited about. I invited Daphne to come onto the show to record a “conversation” with me about the things that have been going on in my life as a result of reading The Big Leap. After about 50 minutes, Daphne helps shed some light on the chapter that deals with Einstein Time.

 
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516 – Optimal Anxiety – A Conversation With Dan Miller

In this episode, I'm honored to be joined by my friend Dan Miller, author of the book 48 Days To The Work You Love and host of the 48 Days Online Radio podcast. Dan is the person who first introduced me to the book, “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks. I invited Dan to come onto the show to discuss a few of the concepts from the book. I hope you enjoy.

 
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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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515 – The Desire To Replace A 240K Stream of Income


In this week's episode, I share the most shocking announcement that I've published online since 2007, when I announced that I was leaving my career in insurance to pursue podcasting as a full-time career.

Items Mentioned In This Episode:
Podcasting A to Z
Building An Online Business Around Your Podcast
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

 
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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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514 – Pursuing The Zone of Genius – Initial Response To “The Big Leap”

In this week's episode, I share my unbridled excitement over the insights that I've received from my first pass through reading the book “The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks.

 
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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513 – Fueled By Faith With A Desire To Set People Free

This week's episode is very different from the content that I normally share in this podcast. The main difference is that this week's episode is very “faith focused.”

I am in Anaheim, California for Podcast Movement 2017. My great friend, Phil Mershon had been wanting to have me as a guest on his podcast and I inviting him to come up to my room and we could knock out the interview while were both here at the event. Knowing that I needed to create an episode of my own this week, I asked Phil if he minded if I used the recording for my own show.

This episode is the actual recording of where Phil interviewed me for his “Man In The Pew” podcast.

 
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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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512 – Why Most Online Businesses Are Not Responsible or Profitable


Recently, my friend, Tammy Adams, provided a question for me to use as a topic for one of my YouTube VLOG episodes. However, when I started to think about how I would answer her question, I knew that the length of time that I wanted to spend answering this question, would make this better suited for a podcast episode.

Tammy's question was… “What do you think is the #1 reason people struggle to get their small businesses jump started and earning a decent income?” I share what I feel may be the top five reasons in this episode.

Here are a few reasons that I can think of.

They feel uncomfortable charging people money for something that comes so naturally to them. They feel that their “gifts and talents” should be offered freely to others.

They don’t feel confident in charging ENOUGH money for their products and services to allow them to operate a “profitable” and “responsible” business.

They have not been able to find the INTERSECTION between the MARKET PLACE and their gifts, talents, passions, experience, and areas of expertise.

They are too focused on where they are going to earn their next dollar and take little, to no, time evaluating where they want their business to be in the next five to ten years.

They failed to prepare for the fact that running a business requires more time than just doing the “activity” that generates their income.

 
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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511 – Do I Really Need All This Stuff?


I recently published a video where I gave a tour of my Next Level Studio. This prompted one individual to write a comment on the video (which this person has since deleted). That comment said….

Cliff, you have a LOT of stuff. Do you really need all of that? I mean as a self proclaimed Christian, (I’m anti religion btw) couldn’t you help more people by doing more with less and donating all the money you put into that stuff? … It’s none of my business how you spend your money but I feel like some of you guys that teach entrepreneurship to guys who have little income are kind of rubbing your success in our faces. I know that’s not your intention but do you ever think about what you’re actually putting out there? (No I'm not your audience, and no I don’t have a podcast, and no I haven’t worked as hard as you online, but yes I work hard every day and face my battles as they come)

This episode is my response to the questions posed in this comment.

 
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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509 – Batch Processing – Audio Vs Video – And So Much More

This is one of those episodes where I'm all over the place. I start by talking about batch processing. I talk about my recently experiences with video content production. I talk about audio verses video production for someone who is just getting started. There are a few other items dropped in there as well.

Links mentioned in this episode:
– My VLOG Playlist: http://cliffeotc.com
– My YouTube Channel: http://YouTube.com/CliffRavenscraft
– Casey Neistat's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/caseyneistat

Here are some videos that I've produced recently

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