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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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Sep 29, 2017

As a business owner, marketing is an important part of your ability to generate leads and gain clients. But not all marketing activity is going to get good results – and often the marketing efforts that got you where you are today are not going be the marketing strategies that generate massive, exponential growth.

In episode 42 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’m joined by marketing genius Dan Kuschell who shares his story of overcoming a stressful burnout phase only to come out on the other side with one of the most sought-after marketing successes in the expert industry.

About the Expert:

Dan Kuschell is a husband, dad, serial entrepreneur and angel-investor and helps entrepreneurs have a bigger impact, reach, and contribution.

He has built 11+ companies, since 1992 and after selling 2 of his companies following a health scare, Dan now spends his time working with fun projects -- including helping drive sales and growth as a Strategic Growth Partner with clients like Joe Polish, Genius Network, and more.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the real reason traditional marketing is dead and why if you stick to the old school methods of selling it can stall your business growth.
  • Dan shares his best method that adds five to seven new clients per month - without high costs, long learning curves, or technology overwhelm.
  • Dan and I talk about the biggest difference between a successful business and healthy business (and how this difference is what got him past his burn out phase.)
  • Then we get into why asking for referrals may actually be hurting your business – and what you should be doing instead to increase sales.
  • We wrap up with Dan’s mindset shift around work, life balance and how he’s been able to grow his successful business from a completely new paradigm of success.

Connect with Dan

Facebook.com/dankuschellpage
Twitter.com/dan_kuschell

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Sep 22, 2017

There are five pretty common mistakes that fast-paced entrepreneurs make when they are hiring, training and leading their teams. Each of them alone can results in costly mis-hires and disappointing results when delegating. But if a business leader is making all five, they might give up on the most important growth strategy – building a dream team.

In Episode 41 of Amplify Your Success Podcast I’m covering these widespread mistakes so that you can recognize them – and hopefully avoid making them too.

Key Takeaways

  • The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when hiring virtual assistants, contractors and employees.
  • Why a business leader should never hire a “mini-me” to help you grow your small business.
  • A common training faux-pau made by almost every thought leader and coach who hires virtual assistants.
  • How to channel your impatience so that you empower your team members for greater productivity
  • A major difference in management style that you must know if you are hiring experts or an “A Player” who will take ownership of their role.

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Sep 18, 2017

Most entrepreneurs seek out a business partnership hoping for the “holy grail” – finding someone who will do the things you don’t like to do without having to pay for a team. Before you say yes to a business partnership, there are some things you need to do in order to have a thriving relationship with your partner.

If you’ve been searching for a business partner, or are considering a joint venture to create a new offering, listen and take good notes to Episode 40 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

Key Takeaways

  • Five questions you must ask BEFORE you finalize a business partnership that can save you frustration, disappointment, and misunderstandings that could end the relationship before it takes off.
  • The most avoided step to take before your business partnership begins that can avoid a costly breakup if you decide to part ways.
  • How to flush out your skills, strengths, passions and roles within the partnership so that you don’t end up with role overlap.


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Sep 11, 2017

Every human being is taught a series of stories that shape your future success in life. If you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or thought leader, your ability to grow your company and achieve higher levels of goals depends on the quality of your story.

In episode 39 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’m joined by expert mindset shifter Bob Choat to talk about how to shift those stories so they are more powerful and supportive of the life we truly want to live. Plus, I challenge Bob to do some on-the-spot coaching for the three most common success barriers.

About the Expert:

Bob Choat is the host of The School of Transformation Podcast, the author of Mind Your Own Fitness and the forthcoming book, Develop the Champion Within. He is also the founder of Mind Hack Academy (mindhackacademy.tv). His articles on peak performance have been published in various publications and websites. He is known as the Transformational Grandmaster.

He's appeared on both radio and TV, including KABC TalkRadio, Cosozo Radio Network, Sirrius Satellite Radio and Hypnosis Today TV Show. Bob is a Marine Veteran and former LAPD Police Officer. He is also an accomplished martial artist with a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo, a Sr. Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and a Master Instructor in Close Quarter Combat. He earned his PhD in psychology, ran a marketing and advertising firm and has extensive work in fitness and hypnosis, including stage hypnosis. He is also a certified trainer of NLP, Executive coach and certified as a Peak Performance Mindset Master Trainer.

Key Takeaways

  • Bob Choat shares how humans create stories that shape their future, often limiting their prosperity and capacity for more success.
  • I was surprised to hear that there is a big lie that everyone tells themselves. Bob shares an interesting insight into how to recognize and shift that lie so we can break free of mindset limitations.
  • Beliefs are critical to your success – and Bob shares the surprising reason why.
  • I ask Bob to walk through the three biggest fears entrepreneurs face in business using his breakthrough technique (we tackle money challenges, confidence and not knowing “how” to do your goal.)

And the best advice I was ever given on how to change your story so you feel empowered, confident and ready to conquer your biggest goals.

Connect with Bob

https://www.facebook.com/coachbobchoat

https://twitter.com/BobChoat

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobchoat/

https://www.instagram.com/bobchoat/ 

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Sep 5, 2017

When other small business owners discovered that I grew from $1k to breaking six figures in under nine months they wanted to know exactly how I was able to grow that quickly. The answer is simple.

I started delegating tasks I never had time to do, or I didn’t know how to do well.

In Episode 38 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I outline five important types of tasks that an entrepreneur should be delegating right away if they want to grow their income and impact faster.

Key Takeaways

  • How I took a $350 investment in my first virtual assistant and turned it into a massive ROI of over $900 in new business.
  • Five types of tasks that an entrepreneur or business leader can delegate to see a huge boost in productivity and goal achievement.
  • A simple way to identify which tasks you should get off your plate to accelerate profitable growth.

[click to tweet verbiage] Melanie Benson’s advice to accelerate growth: delegate anything someone can do better, faster or cheaper than you.

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Build Your Dream Team

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