139: How to Sell from the Stage Using Well-Crafted Talks with Kristin Thompson

Kristin is the founder of SpeakServeGrow.com and she’s the creator of popular programs like Command Any Room, Event Profit Machine, and The Rise Live Event. Her simple, one-hour talks have generated $10,000, $30,000, even $50,000 paydays, and her first live event generated multiple six figures. Kristin’s first program, Command Any Room, has made waves in the market for its simple, easy-to-follow approach to showing entrepreneurs how to turn their message into a talk that generates visibility, leads, clients, and, most importantly, cashola. One Thing She Does Every Day To Make Money She shares her message and gives people a way to say ‘yes,’ whether it’s through giving talks, podcast interviews, or her social channels. What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Live-streaming platforms Favorite Software or App Infusionsoft and HipChat Favorite Song or Lyric Eminem’s Lose Yourself Favorite Book Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff and Launch by Jeff Walker Interview Links SpeakServeGrow.com  

138: How to Begin Marketing Like It’s 2015 and Notes on Millennials (and Even Generation “Z”) with Ryan Jenkins

Ryan is an internationally-recognized millennial keynote speaker and author. He runs a blog and podcast at NextGenerationCatalyst.com where he inspires audiences with practical, next generation leadership, communication, branding, and productivity advice. Ryan has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Mashable, and Yahoo, and he has shared the stage with fellow thought leaders from iconic brands like MTV, Facebook, and Uber. One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money Writing is Ryan’s moneymaker. He runs a blog and writing consistently keeps him sharp to give value to his clients and his online audience and helps him rank well on Google. What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth He believes consuming and communicating via video is on the up and up. (You can learn about trends at Ryan’s blog here!) Favorite Software or App Asana, the task management software Favorite Musician His favorite band of all time is O.A.R. and he’s seen them over 15 times live. Favorite Book Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It by John Maxwell Interview Links You can reach Ryan at Ryan-Jenkins.com. Ryan’s offering Peak Marketers a free copy of his resource “A Guide to What Motivates Millennials at Work” get it here!  

137: Growing a Creative Startup with Darwin Carlisle

Darwin is a creative artist who works with actors and performers to write, film, and edit a dramatic scene that showcases their talents. His company is called First Class Reels, and he is leading the charge to bring cinematic quality scenes to performers everywhere regardless of how much they make. One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money He posts on his social media channels, and he often gets gigs from his friends’ network through Facebook. “It’s amazing what social media is doing to connect artists with each other.” What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth The dreams and passions of his clients inspires Darwin to make his work better, to make something worthy the performers he works with and their unique stories. Favorite Software or App Buffer and Final Cut X Favorite Song or Lyric Lately he’s been listening to a lot of 1920’s era jazz, especially Louis Armstrong. Favorite Book The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand Interview Links You can find Darwin at FirstClassReels.com, on Facebook @FirstClassReels, and on Twitter @FirstClassReels.  

136: Navigating B2B Marketing with Contently’s Ray Cheng

Ray has been a B2B marketer for over 15 years, working across three different continents and with companies such as American Express, Sailthru, and now he’s over at Contently, which is one of Inc.’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in America. One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money Ray uses all of his Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar) for Organization Daily. He also uses Slack to ensure team communication (and fun cat gifs). What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Any technology that bridges the gap between sales, marketing and content strategies. Favorite Software or App Slack and Marketo Favorite Song or Lyric Notorious BIG’s was influential to Ray growing up in NYC in the 80’s. Favorite Book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done Interview Links Twitter: @Ray_Jing

135: How to Use the 80-20 Rule to Better Understand and Transform Your Business with Perry Marshall

Perry wrote the world’s bestselling book on internet advertising, which is called The Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, and with the publication of this, he sparked the pay-per-click advertising revolution. He also wrote the bestseller The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising, and, in part, made Facebook advertising the behemoth that it is today. Most recently, Perry has taken Pareto’s 80-20 principle into the world of business like no other, revealing in his bestselling 80-20 Sales and Marketing how this 80-20 principle is the central lever for nearly every profitable strategy in sales, marketing, and business. He’s one of the world’s most expensive and sought after marketing consultants, and direct marketing maverick Dan Kennedy says of him, “If you don’t know who Perry Marshall is, unforgivable! Perry’s an honest man in a field rife with charlatans.” One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money He writes and prays. He carves out time in the morning to meditate, journal, and get in his space to prepare for his day. He finds that this is when he has his greatest moments of clarity. What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Perry believes that 80-20 is turning into 90-10, that 90% of the money will be made by 10% of the people, and this is evident already on the online space. Because of this, now’s the time to fail fast and not be attached to projects that aren’t successful. He also believes that building definitive selling propositions will soon rule the world. Favorite Software or App He recommends using Perrymarshall.com/Grade to make sure the language in your sales pitch is at the right reading level, which is preferably at 5th or 6th grade, because it’s important to talk to people as simply as possible. Favorite Music He enjoys progressive rock and metal, like Rush and Dream Theater. He also loves jazz, which he has in common with a lot of marketers. Favorite Book How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis and look out for Simplify by Richard Koch, to be out late 2016. Interview Links Go to PerryMarshall.com to get a copy of Perry’s bestselling 80-20 Sales and Marketing for just a penny plus shipping!

134: How to Get Traction for Your Startup with Justin Mares

Justin is the co-author of Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth and he’s the former Director of Revenue at Exceptional, a software company that Rackspace acquired for eight figures in 2013. He has previously founded two startups, one was acquired and one was a bust, and he runs a growth meetup in San Francisco. One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money Book sales (and the book just sells itself!) What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Justin believes that live video streaming is going to be ubiquitous over the next couple of years. This will lead to an emergence of new thought leaders/influencers that will give short, ten minute live stream seminars. Favorite Software or App Soundcloud, listening to mixes on that platform keeps him from going insane while working on a computer for many hours a day Favorite Musician He recommends Lane 8’s album Rise for music to listen to while you’re working. Favorite Book WaitbutWhy.com on SpaceX Interview Links You can reach Justin on Twitter @JWMares and @Tractionbook. Be sure to check out Tractionbook.com where you can download the first three chapters for free!  

133: The Business of Growing “Best in Class” Businesses with Mary Lou Kayser

Mary Lou helps established and emerging companies build best-in-class business models so that they can grow, profit, and forge a significant path to success in this big global marketplace that we all inhabit. She’s an author, a speaker, and the host of the Play Your Position podcast. One Thing She Does Every Day To Make Money She writes in her journal–where she clears the clutter, sets the intention for the day, makes her goals, and this leads to money in her bank account. What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Podcasting Favorite Technology She can’t live without her iPhone because it allows her to do so much, from talking to her kids and husband, to creating content for social outlets. Favorite Song Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy Favorite Book Essentialism by Greg McKeown and Walden by Henry David Thoreau Interview Links You can find Mary Lou at her website, PYPPodcast.com, and on Twitter @MaryLouKayser.

132: How to Manage Your Finances to Help You Fall in Love with Money with Krisstina Wise

Krisstina is the bestselling author of Falling for Money: How to Have a Lifetime Love Affair with Your Finances as well as being the founder and CEO of the award-winning GoodLife companies. Her passion for helping others lead rich lives has sparked her newest brand Krisstina.com, which focuses on the three things that impact your life more than anything else: your health, your wealth, and your marriage. One Thing She Does Every Day To Make Money She creates. “I’m a creator, I’m always looking at how do I invent? How do I create? How do I put something new out into the world that helps people?” What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Putting yourself out there Favorite Software or App Evernote and Slack Favorite Song Moby’s Extreme Ways Favorite Book Krisstina believes to succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to be a book reader. Her must-read is Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich to learn the fundamentals of business and life as an entrepreneur. She also recommends Greg McKeown’s Essentialism. Interview Links You can reach Krisstina at her website, Krisstina.com, and find her book Falling for Money on Amazon. Check out her blog for sound advice on money wealth as well as health wealth, or ‘wellth’, from the expert!  

131: Fusing Mindfulness & Marketing with Racheal Cook

After experiencing debilitating anxiety and burnout in her former life in the traditional corporate world, Racheal walked away from a lucrative consulting career and onto a yoga mat. Months later, she married her passion for yoga and business acumen by launching the Yogipreneur, a boutique consultancy teaching the yoga of business and mindful marketing. One Thing She Does Every Day To Make Money She connects with her community. Racheal is always trying to have some high-touch elements in her world that’s so high-tech. What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth Mobile technology Favorite Software or App Slack, the team communication app Favorite Music As a classically trained musician, she enjoys anything classical. She finds music with lyrics distracting, especially while working. Favorite Book Greg McKeown’s “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” Interview Links You can reach Racheal at her website RachealCook.com. Visit FiredUpandFocused.com to try her free 21-day challenge to plan, prioritize, and boost your productivity.

130: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life with Tom Corley

In Tom’s five year study of the rich and poor, he has identified over 300 daily habits that separate the ‘haves’ from the ‘have-nots.’ Tom is a bestselling author whose books include Rich Habits, Rich Kids, and Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. Tom has appeared on or in CBS Nightly News, The Dave Ramsey Show, CNN, MSN Money, The Huffington Post, Marketplace Money Success, Inc., Money, and Kiplinger’s, just to name a few. He is a frequent contributor to Business Insider and Credit.com. He’s also a CPA, a CFP, and holds a Master’s degree in taxation and heads a top financial firm in the great state of New Jersey. One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money Tom has his CPA business with an eight person staff, which does accounting, financial planning, and taxes. He also sells between 20-200 of his books a day. Having these two streams of income is consistent the habits of the rich people he studied, “Wealthy people have multiple streams of income. 65% [of those he surveyed] had three or more streams.” What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth He believes there’s immense opportunity in utilizing social media to promote your products and services. He sold close to 40,000 books from Twitter alone! Favorite Software or App As an author, Tom finds that Twitter, Facebook, Outlook, and WordPress are crucial to his business. Favorite Song or Lyric Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” and Man of La Mancha’s “To Dream The Impossible Dream” Favorite Book Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends & Influence People,” Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles,” and Joseph Murphy’s “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” Interview Links Richhabits.net