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

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.

Mentioned In this Episode:

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

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




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
twitter: @tanyatargett
instagram: @tanyatargett


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