129: Finding Your Why with the “Jim Carey of Entrepreneurs”, Clay Clark

Clay is a former U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year, and Yahoo Finance has called him the Jim Carrey of entrepreneurs. He is the owner nine businesses, the father of five human kids, the husband of one wife, the owner of 42 kids (we’re assuming baby goats, here), and one duck. He’s an award-winning speaker, he’s a contributing writer for Entrepreneur magazine, the business partner of former NBA Hall of Fame basketball player David Robinson, and the founder of Thrive15, which is like an owner’s manual for businesses.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

He spends about three hours a day in meta-time, looking at his life, contrasting where he is versus where he wants to be, and he goes through his daily to-do lists, schedules out his day, prioritizing what’s important, and solves his problems aggressively.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Defining who your ideal and likely buyers are, find out how they currently receive their information, and then go there.

Favorite Software or App

Thrive15’s time management system

Favorite Song or Lyric

Every morning Clay listens to positive alpha waves, a type of meditation music. After this, he listens to John Legend during his shower, and on the way to work he listens to T.D. Jakes. The song that exemplifies his worldview is Counting Stars by OneRepublic, and he loves the lyric, “Lately I’ve been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be, but baby I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard, said no more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars.”

Favorite Book

Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People, James L. Heskett’s The Service Profit Chain, Jack Welch’s Winning, and Lee Cockerell’s Time Management Magic

Interview Links

Visit Thrive15.com and use the promo code ‘Clay’ to enjoy a free 30-day trial to study success and grow your business!

128: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Determination of Athletes with Faye Kitariev

Faye is the author of the bestselling book Choreography of Awakening, which draws on her experience as a U.S. figure skating coach and choreographer. During the span of her 24+ year long professional career in figure skating, she coached and choreographed for numerous national and international skaters, among those such athletes as U.S. National Champion and Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, and World bronze medalist Johnny Weir. Faye is the founder and president of the Institute for Performance Mastery, an organization dedicated to training, researching, and educating high performers on developing inner potential to live fulfilled, high-consciousness lives, make meaningful contribution to the world, and inspire others on the path of self realization.

One Thing She Does Every Day To Make Money

She does daily affirmations, allowing her to stay in power and inspired, being able to focus on what she needs to accomplish during the day. To make money, she connects with people, to find out how she can be of service.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Having clarity in our life–to know want we want, who we are, and what we stand for. Having energy is just as important, because if we don’t have it, we’re not going to accomplish anything.

Favorite Software or App

She lives with her iPhone, but her most important tool is her notebook.

Favorite Song or Lyric

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us

Favorite Book

The Way of the Seal by Mark Divine

Interview Links

You can find Faye at CoachFaye.com and follow her on Facebook @FayeKitarievAuthor for her daily affirmations. She also has a special offer for Peak Marketers–fill out your info here to receive two chapters from Faye’s book The Choreography of Awakening.

 

Faye is also offering FREE high-performance coaching sessions for a select three people, as well as an autographed copy of her book! Visit About.me/CoachFaye (scroll to the end of her bio) to apply for this amazing opportunity!

 

127: Finding Purpose In Life Beyond Your Career with Dr. Hans Finzel

Hans is a successful author, speaker, and trusted authority in the field of leadership. For over 20 years, he served as President and CEO of the international nonprofit WorldVenture, working in over 65 countries. He speaks and writes on practical leadership principles from the real world, not the classroom. Hans has written nine books, including his newest release Launch Your Encore: Finding Adventure and Purpose Later in Life and the bestseller The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. Hans has trained leaders on five continents and his books has been translated in over 20 languages. Today he serves as President of HDLeaders and is Chief Leadership Guru on The Leadership Answer Man Podcast on iTunes.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

He works at building his brand.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

The Baby Boomers becoming a huge force in their later years, while finding adventure and purpose, and giving back.

Favorite Software or App

Evernote (here’s a one hour training video Hans made to learn the app) and Wunderlist

Favorite Artist

Willie Nelson

Favorite Book

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs. His favorite quote by Jobs is, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

Interview Links

HansFinzel.com

 

126: On Growing Your Creative Business and Keeping Doors Open with Mark Asquith

Mark is passionate about small businesses. He is the co-founder of the design agency Hacksaw, which is an all-in-one solution for podcasters. He also has a company called Podcast Websites and a business podcast called Excellence Expected. To top it all off, he hosts a weekly periscope show called Small Business Lunch every Friday at 12 p.m. UK time.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

He talks to his customers.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Live streaming video apps, like Periscope. Mark believes they are a powerful medium to integrate into the marketing mix with very little investment.

Favorite Software or App

Trello, the project management app

Favorite Song or Lyric

“Worth the fight to see a brand new day” from Journey’s Never Walk Away

Favorite Book

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Interview Links

Excellence-Expected.com

 

125: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Client Service with Larry Broughton

Larry is the founder and CEO of Broughton Hotels, Broughton Advisory Group, and Yoogozi.com. He’s an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and former member of the U.S. Army Green Beret. Larry has coached and mentored thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs across the country, and is dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs and building up high achievers to step into the widening leadership gap he sees across the United States.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

He makes sure his team members are engaged and they’re building relationships with his company’s tribe members. He spends a lot of time making sure his team members have the tools they need to do their jobs, and that they feel inspired and fulfilled. He also measures a lot of things, like reservation calls and conversion rates, because he believes what’s measured is improved.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Live streaming and video content, because they can be leveraged to build relationships with your audience

Favorite Software or App

Trello, a project management tool that helps make collaboration very easy

Favorite Song or Lyric
  1. Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly and Eminem’s Not Afraid
Favorite Book

Chris Brogan’s The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurs for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

Interview Links

You can stay in touch with Larry on Twitter @LarryBroughton and Facebook @Larry.Broughton, and be sure to check out his website at Yoogozi.com

 

124: The Entrepreneur’s Secret to PR Abundance with Geeta Nadkarni

Geeta is a media maven, a kick-ass speaker, and a passionate entrepreneurship advocate, with over 20 years of experience producing print, TV, radio, and new media for outlets including CNN, CBC, Global TV, Reader’s Digest, and more. She’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine. She was voted best TV personality by the readers of the Montreal Mirror. She has an online course called Baby Got Booked, which teaches entrepreneurs how to do their own PR and has landed her students local, national, and international coverage within weeks, and sometimes days, of getting this information into their hands.

One Thing She Does Every Day To Make Money

She is grateful. She has a gratitude ritual that she practices with her entire family to celebrate every single win. Even on the days she makes no money, she still finds things to be grateful for.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

All traditional media now has a digital component, whether it’s podcasts. blogs, or the dot coms. There’s a huge amount of opportunity to come from this new landscape, and a new hunger for interesting content and experts.

Favorite Software or App

Lift Session, an app that allows her to work with her personal trainer from anywhere

Favorite Artist

Geeta’s a huge fan of the 90’s alternative rock band Jellyfish.

Favorite Book

Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Work Week and Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Interview Links

You can reach out to Geeta through the contact form on her site, GeetaNadkarni.com. She’s also on Twitter @LifewithGeeta and Instagram @BabyGotBooked.


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123: How The Smallest Tactics Can Be The Biggest Help in Your Business Finances with Doug Goldstein


Doug is a certified financial planner. He’s an investment advisor specializing in helping people who live outside the U.S. open and handle U.S. brokerage and IRA accounts. He’s also the bestselling co-author, along with world chess champion Susan Polgar, of Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

He organizes his day. He plans out what he’s going to do, prioritizes activities, and completes the most important tasks first. “Don’t start your day until you know what you’re going to do that day.”

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Habit forming. “If a person’s not in the habit of putting money aside every month, all of this stuff is for naught. You have to have good financial habits.”

Favorite Software or App

Doug uses Goal Timer and Toggl (check out his free course on how to utilize these to make the most of your day!) And he loves his Apple watch.

Favorite Song or Lyric

His brother and sister in law wrote a series of songs to help teach kids about science and geography, visit TremendousEarth.com to check it out!

Favorite Book

Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People and Tom Corley’s Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to Be Happy and Successful in Life

Interview Links

You can reach Doug at RichasaKing.com or on Twitter @RichasaKing.

 

122: How to Avoid The Most Common Money Draining Mistakes in Your Business with Stephen Woessner

 

 

Stephen is the host of the top rated Onward Nation podcast, as well as founder and CEO of Predictive ROI. He is a digital marketing authority, speaker, trainer, and bestselling author of two books, The Small Business Owner’s Handbook to Search Engine Optimization and Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking. His digital marketing insights have been featured in Inc. magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the Washington Post.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

Lead generation. He provides his clients with a consistent stream of quality leads.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Stephen believes Periscope is the next piece of territory that has yet to be mastered.

Favorite Software or App

Wunderlist, for helping him to stay organized.

Favorite Song or Lyric

Stephen’s favorite song is Crazy by Seal. It brings him back to summer 1991 when he was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, working in nuclear missile silos.

Favorite Book

Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited

Interview Links

You can reach out to Stephen at Stephen@predictiveroi.com and be sure to check out PredictiveRoi.com.

 

121:How Embracing Fear Can Give You the Life of Your Dreams with Akshay Nanavati

Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps veteran turned adventurer, entrepreneur and author. After quitting a corporate job and spending over 15,000 dollars to ski 350 miles across the second largest icecap in the world for a month, Akshay came home and built his business from the ground up. He now helps people embrace the art of suffering to create a life free from it.

 

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

Indirectly, exercising makes him money, because it gives him the focus and clarity to improve his business. Directly, he creates.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Continuing to improve upon collaboration in a space for building right partnerships. He believes in collaboration over competition, because it allows you to help serve a bigger audience.

Favorite Software or App

aTimeLogger, to track his time, and Google Drive, for everything else

Favorite Song or Lyric

“What is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way?” from Welcome to the Grind, a motivational video

Favorite Book

Akshay has a book coming out soon called “The Other Side of Fear,” on how to channel fear to accomplish your dreams through reaching a state of ‘fearvana’ (that’s the intersection of fear and nirvana.) This self-help book will use neuroscience and psychology to explain this concept, giving readers actionable methods to reframe their perspective on fear. Stay tuned!

Interview Links

Existing2living.com

120: Hacking Your Conversions (and Other Profit Tips) with Steve Daar

Steve is the founder and CEO of Conversion For Good, which is a conversion optimization agency that works exclusively with mission-driven businesses and nonprofit organizations. He’s also the author of Profit Hacking: The Web Entrepreneur’s 3 Part Formula For Maximizing Success.

One Thing He Does Every Day To Make Money

He sends out copies of his book to people. He writes personalized notes in the front cover, sends the book out, and if he doesn’t get a response from the recipient, he puts them into a follow-up campaign. He’s always outbound marketing.

What Has The Greatest Potential For Growth

Producing quality content that not only sells to people, but also gets people to share, and retargeting those who find the content. Steve believes being able to capture anyone who comes in contact with you is huge. He’s also (obviously) excited about the power of conversions.

Favorite Software or App

Optimizely, an A/B testing platform you can use to “make your website into a better salesman”

Favorite Artist

The Strokes

Favorite Book

Choose Yourself!” by James Altucher

Interview Links

You can connect with Steve on Twitter @SteveDaar and Facebook @SteveDaar. Be sure to also check out his book “Profit Hacking” here! Visit ConversionforGood.com/PeakMarketer to make the most of your Google analytics data.