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Amplify Your Success

Visionary entrepreneurs, thought leaders and change makers can discover how to increase income and impact as Melanie Benson and her guests cover how to amplify your results and achieve more of your bold goals.
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May 21, 2018

Procrastination is a sign you are out of alignment, or stuck in needing to know how to do something. One of the fastest ways to get yourself out of procrastination or burnout is through taking inspired action to grow your small business.

In episode 75 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover five ways that inspired action can help you achieve goals you feel stuck around, and how it’s the key to higher levels of productivity and motivation as a business leader.

Key Takeaways

  • The difference between power and force in your efforts (and why one is not sustainable and can cause you to feel overwhelmed!)
  • The trick to taking inspired actions to achieve your “flow state” which is when any activity starts to feel effortless.
  • Why when you imagine growing your small business bigger you talk yourself out of it or believe it would be too hard.
  • A myth about success and doing what you love (and the improved mantra that can make you feel unstoppable.)
  • How inspired ideas with fast action can be the key to getting any daunting project or idea off the ground.

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May 11, 2018

: LinkedIn is a powerful social media platform – but to unlock the riches in this tool you’ll need to approach connections very differently than Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.

My friend Melonie Dodaro, best-selling author of the LinkedIn Unlocked book, joins me on episode 74 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to share some of her best strategies for connecting with and converting leads into happy clients.

 

Key Takeaways

  • If you’ve ever wondered if LinkedIn is right for your marketing efforts, Melonie shares the big difference between it and Facebook or Instagram
  • Melonie shares a big pet peeve of people reaching out to her on LinkedIn (and it gets an automatic “delete”)
  • We’ll cover the three most important steps to take when using LinkedIn for prospecting and lead generation
  • Plus Melonie maps out her simple to use LinkedIn connection process

About the Guest:

Melonie Dodaro is a preeminent authority on social selling and LinkedIn. She helps individuals and businesses build authority, credibility, and trust, and ultimately increase sales and revenue.

She’s received worldwide media coverage including being interviewed on ABC, Inside Edition, CBC, CTV, NY Post, The Toronto Star, Global News, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, The Toronto Sun, Inc. Magazine and many more.

Melonie is the author of LinkedIn Unlocked and The LinkedIn Code. Plus, she teaches her proprietary methods through online programs, seminars, consulting, and ‘done-for-you’ services.

Melonie Dodaro is a globally renowned keynote speaker on LinkedIn and social selling, addressing conference and corporate audiences across Europe and North America. She’s also a contributing author for Social Media Examiner, LinkedIn Sales Solutions Blog, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog, Social Media Today and Canadian Business Journal.

Melonie is a dual citizen of Canada and the UK, and recently relocating to Amsterdam, Netherlands from British Columbia, Canada.

Connect with Melonie Dodaro

Visit Melonie’s Website Here 

Get Melonie’s new book, LinkedIn Unlocked

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May 7, 2018

Trying to stand out so you can attract your best clients as a service provider can sometimes feel like you are running a marathon – and falling behind.

But when you build an authority platform you’ll find that your marketing performs better, your ideal clients hire you faster AND you will open the door to coveted opportunities.

My friend Michael Neeley, host of Authority Blueprint Live and the podcast Consciously Speaking, joins me on episode 73 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to reveal the secret to accelerating growth by establishing credibility.

 

Key Takeaways

  • What an authority platform is, and how it is your secret weapon for increasing influence and income.
  • How Michael’s career in jousting and sword-fighting helped him become a major influencer in the coaching world.
  • Michael’s top “authority platforms” that establish your credibility and level up your influence fast.
  • A stellar authority building strategy that Michael believes that every coach, healer, emerging business leader and service based business owner needs.
  • Plus, Michael demonstrates how to establish your credibility in two minutes.

About the Guest:

Michael Neeley is a mentor and business strategist for visionary solopreneurs. He is a former professional actor and medieval knight, an author and speaker, and he hosts the podcasts Consciously Speaking, Buy This – Not That, and co-hosts Something to Wine About with Melanie Benson.

His passion is waking people up, and he does it by coaching heart-centered entrepreneurs in finding their gift, growing their voice, and stepping into the spotlight in a big way.

Michael is also a mindset master with a gift for helping people to get out of their own way. If you’re tired of being the best-kept secret – Michael is your guy.

Connect with Michael Neeley

Visit Michael’s Website here

Facebook

Michael's Twitter Account

Authority Blueprint's Twitter

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Apr 27, 2018

Do you have days where you just can’t get motivated, or worse, you are hitting a patch of major burnout? One of the questions I hear the most when I’m speaking at live events is, “Melanie, how do I overcome feeling like I’ve hit the wall so I’m inspired to go for bold goals again?”

In episode 72 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’m tackling some of the most common questions I get asked by entrepreneurs and service professionals. From secrets to enrolling more of your ideal clients to finding ways to overcome procrastination on those “I’d rather get a root canal” tasks, tune in to hear your biggest questions get answered.

Key Takeaways

  • What I tell a business owner when they ask me how to get their motivation going again.
  • The surprising remedy to feeling burned out or overwhelmed (and how a client got his mojo back by using this technique.)
  • Three main reasons an entrepreneur has no shortage of leads but you isn’t able to close the sale
  • What an “enrollment system” is and why it’s essential to move people from indecision to signing up for your programs!
  • The most important step to take if you have lots of leads but not enough “ready to buy” prospects.

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Apr 20, 2018

Podcast interviews are one of the easiest ways to attract your ideal clients. Imagine it’s like speaking on someone else’s stage to thousands of potential clients – without the expense and time drain of traveling!

But there is a few pointers every entrepreneur needs before you start pitching the top podcast hosts. So I asked Nicole Holland of Interviews That Convert to join me on episode 71 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to tell us the do’s and don’ts of getting booked on podcasts to market your small business. 

Key Takeaways

  • Why podcast guesting is the most effective way to grow your brand & business in your opinion?
  • What you should NEVER do when you are pitching a podcast host to be on their show
  • Nicole’s secret formula for getting her elite clients booked on big name podcasts
  • How authenticity is critical to delivering your best podcast interview EVER!

About the Guest:

Recognized internationally as the authority on “Podcast Guesting”, Nicole Holland is also known as a Catalyst who generates creative, out-of-the-box solutions for her clients, colleagues, and friends.

Named in the Huffington Post as one of “50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017”, rated “New & Noteworthy” by iTunes for her Business Building Rockstars Podcast, and featured in trending publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Huffington Post, Nicole regularly shares her expertise on podcasts, through virtual summits and courses, and from stages across North America.

Using a high-touch, client-centric service delivery model, Nicole helps leading-edge thought leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs strategically increase their visibility, likeability, and credibility in a way that works uniquely well for them..

Connect with Nicole Holland

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

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Apr 13, 2018

When you raise your standards and commit to creating better results in your relationships and business success, you’ll need some boundaries to protect your goals from distractions and nay-sayers. I like to think of a boundary like a moat around a castle – it keeps the right things inside and the wrong things out.

In episode 70 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I cover the four important boundaries everyone needs to have the time (and mental bandwidth) to accomplish big goals.

Key Takeaways

  • What you can do to keep distractions and interruptions from taking you away from “focus time.”
  • A few of the signs that you are tolerating and don’t have good boundaries
  • The one thing every service based business owner MUST protect if they want to have a successful business
  • Why you need a pricing boundary (hint: it’s time to stop letting people haggle with you for better prices!)
  • My simple 4 steps to teaching others to honor your boundaries (and it can make your relationships stronger in the process!)

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Apr 6, 2018

If you want a new outcome in your life, change starts by upleveling your standards. A standard is what you decide you want (and deserve) and often the reason you don’t have better results is that your standards are too low.

Standards are a set of decisions for what you expect and accept. From your standards, you then adopt a set of behaviors that lock in that standard in life.

In episode 69 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, let’s explore how this simple shift in your thinking can transform the quality of your results. Be sure to listen to part two on episode 70 when it drops!

Key Takeaways

  • What a standard is and how your self-esteem drives them
  • How drama and chronic problems in an area of your life is often a sign you have low standards
  • The difference between low, “good enough” and high standards (and you’ll want to make sure you avoid mediocre soup!)
  • Ten areas you can raise your standards to affect meaningful change in your prosperity, relationships, quality of team results and self-care
  • The single more important area for any entrepreneur or service-professional to raise their standards so they enjoy more high-value clients

Check out Melanie Recommends for must-have business growth resources.

Mar 30, 2018

When you feel that your creativity is blocked, or have a problem that logic won’t solve, you’ll want to turn to the advice of Renaissance Human, Bruce Cryer.

My friend Bruce has tapped into something compelling – a way to channel all of those creative ideas so that they actually serve you and your mission.

As former CEO of Heartmath, Bruce has uncovered how to integrate massive creativity along with the structure needed to achieve meaningful results. Listen in to episode 68 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as Bruce reveals some of his hard-earned wisdom for the massively inspired visionary in you.

Key Takeaways

  • What being a Renaissance Human is – and how embracing it can help you channel bright shiny object syndrome.
  • When you have a lot of different creative ideas that seem to go in different directions, Bruce suggests that you embrace them, but use his method to channel those energies!
  • If you don’t feel creative (or have lost some of your creative juices) try out a few of the creative sparks we talked about.
  • How to solve big problems and get unstuck – without the use of logic, force or human will!

About the Guest:

Bruce Cryer has been called a "renaissance man" for his diverse and wildly varied career which began as an actor/singer/dancer on Broadway, then publishing, then biotech and nutrition, then he was one of the founding members of the acclaimed HeartMath organization (and later its CEO.) Bruce has taught on topics of stress, resilience, performance and creativity at Stanford for more than 20 years.

After an intense two year healing journey, Bruce regained his creative mojo and launched a project called What Makes Your Heart Sing, where he mentors and coach’s visionary leaders and entrepreneurs to create success from their passions. Most recently released his first album of original songs and move across the country to New York City.

Connect with Bruce Cryer

www.facebook.com/RenaissanceHumanWorld
www.facebook.com/BruceCryer
www.instagram.com/BruceCryer
https://www.linkedin.com/in/BruceCryer
www.facebook.com/WhatMakesYourHeartSing

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Mar 26, 2018

Testimonials are a powerful form of third party endorsement – but many small business owners aren’t using them to increase the credibility of their marketing efforts! A testimonial given by a happy customer can help a prospect feel more confident in their purchase – and it can be 100 times more effective than any other marketing piece.

In episode 67 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover how to use testimonials from previous customers to provide social proof and peace of mind. Plus, I’ll share a unique benefit for your clients when they provide you a testimonial!

Key Takeaways

  • How to craft an effective testimonial that provides a win-win-win endorsement
  • What to do to inspire your clients to provide social proof – while they are still happy and actively using your products
  • Five important places to post the testimonials you receive
  • Using contests and incentives like the Silent Sales Force to inspire your clients to share testimonials

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Mar 19, 2018

Being an entrepreneur often means doing tasks you don’t love so you can grow the business. But there comes a time when you must learn to delegate like a ninja so you can create more time for your bigger projects.

In episode 66 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover how to delegate seven important tasks that will free you up – and make you more money in the process. If you are a high-achiever or tend to overcommit yourself, you’ll want to delegate at least three of these activities right away.

Key Takeaways

  • The mantra that delegation ninja’s use to decide what they will delegate first.
  • How to delegate important tasks like following up with a lead.
  • What you should delegate immediately if you tend to procrastinate sending out invoices and updating your bank records.
  • If you don’t like planning and managing project deadlines, make sure to delegate #4 on this list (you’ll be able to reclaim 10 hours in your week!)
  • Don’t have a budget to hire help? Try outsourcing #7 to an overseas VA company. It’s a fast way to generate new sales!

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Mar 9, 2018

Many coaches, consultants, service professionals and small business owners fall into the trap of being a best kept secret: you are excellent at what you do but your best clients are with your competition.

In order to become a business success, you’ve got to be visible and stand out in a crowded marketplace.

In episode 65 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, Rich German of Joint Venture Insider Circle talks with me about the mindset and strategies required for any entrepreneur to get more visibility as an influencer.

Key Takeaways

  • What happened after 18,000 individual coaching sessions that lead to one of the industry’s most successful joint venture collaborations.
  • How mindset and choices play into being visible (especially in a saturated market.)
  • What’s possible for healers, transformational mentors and change-makers when they commit to being more visible.
  • Three simple, highly impactful, techniques to boost your visibility (try even one of these and you’ll attract more of your best clients fast.)

About the Guest:

Rich German is a best-selling author, speaker and business/lifestyle coach. Since 1999, he has conducted over 18,000 individual coaching sessions.

He is the co-creator of the JV Insider Circle, a powerful community that supports coaches, authors and speakers in building their business via joint venture partnerships.
Rich lives in Laguna Beach, California. When not working he can be found on the ocean paddle boarding with dolphins and whales.

Connect with Rich German

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Twitter

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Mar 2, 2018

An entrepreneur can learn a lot from people who consistently earn high six and seven figures. From the way they think to the way they make decisions, if a business owner wants to increase their revenues pay attention to the people who do it naturally.

In episode 64 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’ll cover the seven most common thought processes that high earners share – and how they are different than people who consistently struggle with money and success.

Key Takeaways

  • How high earners handle decisions that feel risky or outside of their comfort zone.
  • The belief system about change that radically transforms your confidence and courage.
  • A tricky money habit that high earners have mastered.
  • Why your relationship with your emotions could be dictating your financial success
  • The powerful view that high earners have about problems (and you can do this one immediately!)

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Feb 26, 2018

It’s tempting to try to get more done by doing too many things at once. Whether you call it multi-tasking, switch tasking or being a superhero high-achieving entrepreneur, there is a downside that can negatively impact your life and your business.

In episode 63 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’ll cover five of the most common costs of multi-tasking, as well as three simple ways to level up your productivity game.

Key Takeaways

  • A common fire-drill that costs most business owners the ability to stay focused and productive
  • The hidden cost to answering important questions when you are “in the focus zone”
  • Why jumping between projects actually produces more errors and increases your overwhelm
  • How my simple focus boundary can save your marriage, increase team efficiency and help you get more done
  • The two tools I recommend to keep you focused on your most important activities

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Feb 16, 2018

As a creative entrepreneur or new small business owner, there is a lot to learn about trademarking and copyrighting your brand, which makes it easy to skip over! But a business without the proper legal protection leaves itself open to getting their ideas swiped.

There is not a day that goes by I don’t see a Facebook post from a fellow influential business leader who found someone copying their signature program or has stolen their trademark sales copy. A hard-learned lesson for many business owners: just because you created it doesn’t mean it’s protected!

My friend Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com, one of the top two online legal resources, joins me on episode 62 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to share what every entrepreneur should do now to protect their intellectual property and brand – before it gets costly!

Key Takeaways

  • Deborah shares how she leapt from in-house legal counsel to owner of one of the top two, most prestigious online legal resources, MyCorporation.
  • Not sure what the difference is between a trademark and a copyright –and when you should do either? Listen in to learn what a business owner needs to do to protect their brand.
  • When your business is caught in a competitive market, Deborah shares unique insight on how to continue to grow and thrive (and even get the competition to come to YOU for leads!)

About The Guest

Deborah Sweeney is the CEO and owner of MyCorporation.com. She acquired the company out of Intuit in 2009 after she ran the division under Intuit. The company continues to thrive and grow. Deborah is a former law firm partner who practiced corporate and intellectual property law after graduating with a JD/MBA from Pepperdine University. She has 2 teen boys and an entrepreneurial husband, all 3 of whom love to play soccer and listen to great podcasts!

Connect with Deborah Sweeney

www.mycorporation.com
@mycorporation
@deborahsweeney
https://blog.mycorporation.com/

Feb 9, 2018

When you are ready to grow your business, you’ll want to hire a super star employee or virtual assistant to delegate to. But far too often an entrepreneur skips a good hiring process and ends up disappointed with their team. But if you understand the four primary information processing styles, you’ll have a secret weapon to hiring the right people the first time.

In episode 61 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’ll share one of my most valuable business coaching tools that provides instant clarity and a valuable hiring tactic for my clients.

Key Takeaways

  • What the most common (and costly) hiring mistake is that a majority of small business owners make.
  • What each of the four primary information processing styles are.
  • Why high-achieving, fast-paced, results-oriented entrepreneurs get super frustrated with supportive assistants (and give up on them before they get to the gold!)
  • A unique but massively valuable approach to clarifying processing styles to make sure you have the best fit!

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Feb 2, 2018

Whether you are a small business owner or a business leader, influence is important if you want others to follow you. Influence is the art of inspiring others to think or act in a certain way.

As you follow any “guru” or online celebrity on Youtube or Facebook and you’ll recognize a certain charisma and character that attracts people to their work. But influence is way more than character alone – there are certain traits that a business leader needs to cultivate to be more influential. In episode 60 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’ll guide you through the 6 most important ways to boost your influence so you stand out in your industry.

Key Takeaways

  • A subtle influential factor we can learn from celebrities like the Kardashians and Gary V.
  • What’s the difference between leadership, influence and authority (and why it’s important to know before you build your own influence platform.)
  • How to build up your influence even if you are just getting started.
  • The key to leveraging other people’s influence to rev up your authority in any marketplace.
  • What you can do if you can’t get people to listen to your vision or directives.

 

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Jan 26, 2018

Imagine having Whole Foods or Staples sponsor your next event. Or what if Apple became a sponsor for your podcast?

Collaborative sponsorships are an untapped revenue source for entrepreneurs and my friend Charmaine Hammond of Raise a Dream joins me on episode 59 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to share how you can align with highly visible companies who would like access to your followers and clients.

Key Takeaways

  • What collaborative sponsorships are and how they can become your new revenue source.
  • Why sponsors are looking for small business owners just like you to get their message to your followers.
  • How Charmaine has attracted everything from clothing to perfume to travel perks from sponsors.
  • The single biggest mistake you can make when trying to develop sponsor agreements (and it’s a really common sales mistake!) 

About the Guest:

Charmaine Hammond has been in the business of changing lives for more than 25 years. This former Correctional Officer (yup! She worked in jails) and Corporate Dispute Resolution Expert now travels the world teaching the principles of communication, sponsorship, and collaboration.

As a bestselling author (of 5 books & featured in 6 others) and professional speaker she has had tremendous success in finding corporate sponsors to fund her printing, graphic design, venues, travel, media, technology, hotels, even her pet food and dog poop bags! She has developed sponsorship relationships with more than 40 sponsors and 60 business partners.

Her recent speaking and book tour, Million Acts of Kindness, involved a 14,000 KM tour across North America in a 32 foot sponsored motor home, hotels sponsored for the team, and more than 40 businesses and retail chains raising funds in their stores/businesses to support this movement….. A Million Acts of Kindness. Her company is called Raise A Dream.

Connect with Charmaine Hammond

Facebook 

Twitter

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  • Raise a Dream 7 step sponsorship model and great tips to get started.at raiseadream.com
Jan 22, 2018

A lifestyle business is designed for time freedom. Many entrepreneurs create a time-sucking J.O.B. and never have the space to enjoy the money they work so hard to make. When you design a lifestyle business, you’ll create a cash machine designed to free you up to do what you love most.

Whether you are just getting started or are ready to take time away from your business, you’ll find valuable insights in this episode to gain control of your time again.

Key Takeaways

  • What it means to have a lifestyle business (and it’s not just about the money or working from anywhere in the world.)
  • The biggest mistake that successful entrepreneurs make when starting their business (and how to unravel from it if you already made it.)
  • My not-so-secret but often overlooked factor to working 30 hour weeks and having time to do what I love most.

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Jan 15, 2018

A bold vision for your small business keeps your inspiring high and can be the answer to feeling stuck or losing track of your priorities. But sometimes that vision eludes an entrepreneur and they end up chasing bright shiny objects or getting energetically stuck and lose momentum.

In Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 57, let’s inspire a bold vision that gets you fired up and focused in a way you didn’t know you had in you. Having a bold vision might feel a little scary but it’s like fuel for a business owner’s rocket boosters.

Key Takeaways

  • Why fear and your limbic brain are your enemy when it comes to establishing
  • How to craft a compelling vision that keeps you inspired and motivated, even when you face challenges and hurdles.
  • The three key components of a bold vision that help your team free you up from the day to day minutia.
  • Your vision gap and how it can become a dangerous derailer to achieving your bigger goals (like scaling your business and getting past the early six figures.)

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Jan 5, 2018

Getting booked on stages and for radio interviews is a key strategy for anyone who wants to share their message to more people.

Whether you are an entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to increase sales or an author or change-maker who wants to inspire more people through your own story, you’ll want to listen in to my guest Jackie Lapin.

In episode 56 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, Jackie details out for you some important steps to take in order to get more speaking engagements, and how to make yourself more attractive to event producers and radio show hosts.

Key Takeaways

  • What you need to have to have in place to get booked on more stages.
  • An important, and often over-looked factor to get more speaking gigs faster.
  • How to you make yourself matter to event bookers and radio show producers who are looking for experts just like you.
  • A little trick to making yourself relevant to a new audience.
  • Simple, easy ways to get booked on more stages without hiring expensive PR firms.

About the Guest

Jackie Lapin is a leader in helping transformational leaders, authors, coaches, practitioners, speakers and messengers connect with their next followers around the globe. For the past 10 years, her internationally acclaimed Conscious Companies have been providing PR campaigns, radio media tours and speaking engagements to support the growth and revenue of change-makers. Her clients have included Don Miguel Ruiz, Dr. Joe Vitale, James Twyman, Denise Linn, Arielle Ford, Hay House and more.

The success of her companies has been built on her detail-oriented, comprehensive proprietary one-of-a-kind data-driven lists—the information from which she is now sharing with the world! Her most recent offering is SpeakerTunity™, the twice monthly transformational speaker leads tip sheet, providing speakers with the direct contacts to book themselves on stages across North America. (www.Speakertunity.com) The newest additions to the SpeakerTunity™ family are SpeakerTunity Radio Insider™, with leads to book transformational radio shows; and SpeakerTunity Summits™, where you can submit yourself to Virtual Summit hosts.

Connect with Jackie Lapin

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackielapin
Jackie Lapin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackielapin
Jackie Lapin Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jackielapin

SpeakerTunity
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/speakertunity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakerTunity

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Jan 2, 2018

The year 2017 was definitely a challenging year for so many people I know – me included. In addition to getting re-married, I took on a lot of new projects and started to stretch my wings into the new brand for my business. A lot of 2017 was very frustrating, disappointing and challenging as I navigating a lot of new territory!

In Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 55, I share some of my own journey as a business leader over the last 12 months – some of which brings up regret, shame and feeling quite vulnerable. I thought I’d share it with you in the hope of inspiring your own authentic capturing of the lessons and learnings that can shape your success.

Key Takeaways

  • I knew that vulnerability is my super-power, but I was struggling with the identity of “having it all worked out.” I finally found a way through it (and it had to do with recognizing my need to feel safe.)
  • Relationships are essential for long-term success, but a mastermind is type of relationship were your peers have your back so you feel more courageous. I talk about what I learned about relationships this year.
  • Health is like rocket fuel for an entrepreneur, so I recommitted to optimal wellness.
  • With my new goals, I proved to myself how important my mantra of “simplify to multiply” really is to a small business.
  • Having a dedicated, capable team is crucial if you have bold goals and a big vision.
  • I came face to face with my doubt demons (again) last year but one thing helped me regain my courage and confidence as a business leader.

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Dec 22, 2017

Just because an entrepreneur is making money in their business doesn’t mean that the business owner has healthy finance habits. I’ve witnessed many seven figure business owners go belly-up almost overnight – just because they didn’t have their finances in order. 

In Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 54 I’m covering 4 ways to get your finances in order, no matter how much you are making right now. When you master these 4 financial steps, you’ll be able to create personal wealth and grow your business faster, as well as tackle some of your “make a difference” goals of giving back. 

 

Key Takeaways 

  • The difference between a hobby business and a strong business when it comes to generating revenue.  
  • Money mindset is influencing your habits and systems around your business – and personal – finances.  
  • Why many successful six and seven figure business owners are missing the most important CEO habit 
  • What a financial reserve is and why it’s essential to beat unnecessary stress as you grow your small business.  
  • Your childhood money mentors (aka your parents) probably didn’t teach you the best habits around finances so finding a good money mentor is key. 
  • Risk taking and entrepreneurship often creates a self-sabotaging habit around cash flow that keeps you broke and burned out. 
 

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Dec 15, 2017

When you have a shortage of time and energy to get it all done, and traditional time management techniques just aren’t enough, then try one of these sure-fire strategies to get more done faster.

Abraham Lincoln famously said, "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Inside episode 53 of Amplify Your Success podcast, let’s tackle six ways to sharpen your axe so you can win faster, accomplish more of your big goals and save money and time along the way.

Key Takeaways

  • How the conditions in our life are either setting us up for massive success – or frustration and disappointing results.
  • Three important things to organize so you don’t waste time looking for information.
  • The importance of planning so that you can create consistent income – and don’t get derailed from bigger projects for cash flow needs.
  • Listen in to discover why multi-tasking is a myth – and how to set up your time so you can get into flow and productivity.
  • How delegating more – and faster – will propel you and your goals forward.
  • What a castle has to do your boundaries (and yes, it does matter to your success.)
  • The most important thing you can do to accelerate results – simplify. I’ll explain why.

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Dec 8, 2017

The fitness industry is well known for using shame to get you in line and buy their products. In episode 52 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, my friend and guest JJ Flizanes shares how she is determined to eliminate body shame as a motivator for increasing your health and achieving your physical goals.

“We are all on a journey,” says JJ and knowing that on anytime we change our outcomes, is key to increasing energy, focus and stamina. I love the conversation we had about aging gracefully as well as how our physical wellbeing affects our confidence.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to level up your body goals so you can overcome hidden body shame
  • The key to aging gracefully with a healthy lifestyle
  • Why what you value determines how much attention you put on health goals and eating differently
  • The two different ways that we fuel ourselves – and how our fuel shapes our ability to achieve bigger goals
  • The truth about caffeine and adrenal fatigue on high-achievers and entrepreneurs burning the candle at both ends
  • What the mind-body-soul integration is and how being mindful can be the missing fuel in any small business owners success.

About the Guest:

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcast shows including Fit 2 Love and Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core.

She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. Her newest book, The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame debuted at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Women’s Health and #2 as a Hot New Release on May 18th 2017.

Connect with JJ

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Mentioned In this Episode:

The Invisible Fitness Formula Book

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Dec 1, 2017

Everyone’s got one. A story that is. But are you leveraging it to land that coveted media opportunity? Crafting and telling your story is a key strategy to gain media exposure. In episode 51 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, my friend Tanya Targett joins me to talk about the power of a story, not just to potential publicity, but also to positioning yourself as an influencer and authority in your field.

As a former journalist, Tanya’s job depending on her ability to uncover unique stories and now she helps people find the story from their life’s journey that can help them stand out and be seen.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Why your story is so important to getting media attention.
  • What happens when your potential clients hear your story (and why your story closes more sales than a cleverly designed sales pitch!)
  • Tanya shares an invaluable technique for crafting your story so its compelling, inspiring and enticing!
  • Learn the important elements you must have in place so your story is media-worthy.
  • Plus, how you can leverage your story to build influence and become a sought after expert.

About the Guest:

Tanya Targett is a journalist, international speaker and creator of the Winning Publicity Formula®.

A multi-published, award-winning daily news journalist and former investigative reporter, Tanya has a proven system that she and her “Media Darling” students have used to secure more than $7.4 million in free publicity over the past two years.

Yes, she’s a media expert and an experienced journalist, but more so Tanya is an entrepreneur who has known adversity, fought it, “lost to it”, and then come back. Swapping the newsroom for retail, Tanya lost her first six-figure business to an inland tsunami which killed 38 people in Queensland, Australia, in 2011.

Having secured national and international media for that business – an online retail store and party plan venture which reached the top 100 of its kind – entrepreneurs were quick to ask Tanya for her secrets, and begged her to teach them how she did it, leading her to build another six-figure business in under 6 months

That training platform – re-branded as the Winning Publicity Formula® – has helped countless business owners become Media Darlings™… monopolising, monetising and leveraging free media and publicity.

Connect with Tanya

https://www.facebook.com/tanyatargett1/
twitter: @tanyatargett
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyatargett/
instagram: @tanyatargett

 

Mentioned In this Episode:

Get Tanya’s Free Resource, How To Go From ‘Unknown’ To Household Name Using Media & Free Publicity

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