Episode 529 – Foresight 2020 – Forecasting Future Profits with Mark SA Smith

Mark S A Smith: Working in the world of technology since 1982, Mark uses systems thinking to help organizations successfully bring new, disruptive technology to market by orchestrating compelling, strategic conversations with executives. Mark’s authored many books including include his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom,…

Episode 514 – How Ordinary People Help With Your Zone Of Genius?

There is a lot you can learn from history. In two different movies I’ve recently watched (“The Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk”). I saw the depths of the human condition and formed a clearer understanding and perspective of the people from Great Britain and their struggles at the early stages of World War II. These were…

Episode 496 – Do You Have An Attitude of Gratitude? How To Find One!

There are two kinds of people in this world – People who get up in the morning and say, “Good Morning God”, and those who say “Good God… It’s Morning?” Are you seeing life through the lens of “If I could only?” or are you living with an “Attitude of Gratitude?” While having a coffee…

Episode 464 – Why A Marketing Mind Is Better Than A Sales Script?

Over the weekend I listened to two audio books. One was “Choose” by Ryan Levesque about a marketing strategy and another was by a LinkedIn Expert focused on sales. They BOTH lived up to expectations. The marketing book gave away great ideas and concepts while the Linkedin book sounded more like a sales pitch for his LinkedIn Leads business.What’s the difference between sales and marketing? Marketing informs and attracts leads and prospects to your company and product or service. Sales, on the other hand, works directly with prospects to reinforce the value of the company’s solution to convert prospects into customers.

Episode 447 – Using Conscious Focused Actions To Grow Your Business with JV Crum III

J V Crum III is known for his LIVE On-Camera Trainings where he creates a Breakthrough for business coaches and consultants by helping them find $50,000 or more in hidden revenues and develop steps to put it in their bank account. Named by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Shows to listen to in 2017, JV is host of the syndicated radio show and podcast, Conscious Millionaire, and the best-selling author of “Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business by Making a Difference.” JV holds multiple certifications in NLP and has graduate degrees in three areas: law, business and psychology (JD, MBA, MS).

Episode 437 – Don’t Just Build A Business But Make A Difference – The Hero Factor with Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Episode 415 – Stop Selling By Getting Clients To Imagine Success with Tom Poland

Tom is the best-selling author of the Leadsology® series and has started and managed numerous business with multi-million dollar revenues.  He is voluntarily married to a pretty German Frau who he affectionately refers to as his Little Bavarian Bulldozer.  They live quietly and happily on the sand next to the waves at little Castaways Beach in Queensland, Australia.

Episode 412 – The Big Lie That Limits Your Business Growth?

Many business owners and marketers are living a lie. Too often they say to themselves “If I Could Just…”. We think that we are missing just one piece of the puzzle or we are just one or two techniques away from an economic windfall. Reality is, that we are often multiple mistakes away. Think about what Einstein, Edison, and Steve Jobs had to go through before they obtained success?

The big truth is that you have to be in it for the long term if you want to see long-term success. Here is what you need to know…

Episode 410 – Why Your Story Matters? Marketing Is Easy and Strategy Is Hard!

Marketing is the process of composing brand messages, delivering those messages, and measuring those results. A strategy is a bit more complex. It has multiple angles and can have multiple goals depending on what you want to achieve.

Most strategies are built around generating sales (which is good), but often people try to bypass the process taking the time to tell your story or convince people to stay in the loop until they are READY to make a purchase from you.

Episode 408 – What Is a Marketing Strategy and Should You Want One?

Many people try to create marketing plans but lack a strategy to execute it successfully. A Strategy is – a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. That is why I subscribe to the Ready, Fire, Aim method of marketing. 

There are only two ways to get traffic back to your own properties (website), pay for it, or earn it. Starting Facebook or Google ads may be a tactic, but without a strategy, it can become a business money pit with limited results.

You have to ask yourself what you expect from these ads:

Where Do You Want Them To Go?
What Do You Want Them To Do?
What Should They?
In this episode, we will discuss how to create a profitable marketing strategy and go from being a Wantrepreneur to an Entrepreneur!