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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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Oct 15, 2018

If you’ve ever felt uninspired, stuck or procrastinate doing a task that you know you should do to grow your business – but don’t – then listen in as I share five bold moves that accelerate business impact.

On episode 96 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover why a bold move can unlock your motivation and courage to tackle your biggest goals. There are five areas that entrepreneurs typically get stuck or let fear hold them back from doing the very things that would have the greatest effect on their bottom line.

I’ve coached many small business owners through how to get in the right mindset to do the things that scare them – and episode 96 will get you psyched up too!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about what works for you!

Key Takeaways

  • How what you fear or resist is the clue to the bold move your business needs.
  • Why having a scary big goal that you’ve never done before is perfect for your own personal development.
  • The single hardest thing for most entrepreneurs to ask for help with
  • The bold move that can lead to more fast money in your small business
  • How a rising tide and investing in your future success could be your best bold move ever 

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Oct 8, 2018

Have you ever had an ideal prospect choose your competitor over you – and you were stumped how why they didn’t see you were the better option? If you’ve ever felt invisible, passed over for opportunities or simply are tired of chasing the sale, then be sure to listen in to episode 95 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

Authority Platforms are marketing strategies that actually elevate your influence in your marketplace because you stand out as a more credible leader. The magic of this type of visibility is you attract more of your ideal clients simply because they see your message and want more of your offerings. In this episode I’ll share my three favorite authority platforms and why an entrepreneur would choose one (or all three) to elevate their influence.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about what works for you!

Key Takeaways

  • What an authority platform is and why it works so well to attract ideal clients
  • How using your best authority platform will “flip” the sales game so you can stop chasing prospects
  • The reason why having an online show is a goldmine for visibility
  • My secret formula to cross-purposing a show across multiple channels to dominate your industry
  • Three simple ways to get the benefits of a published author (and two of them can be done in under 30 days!)

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Sep 28, 2018

Do you ask for help or try to figure things out on your own? Sometimes business leaders don’t get the help they need to get more done just because they think it makes them too vulnerable. But, what if being vulnerable is actually your greatest superpower as a leader?

In episode 94 of Amplify Your Success Podcast I’m talking about vulnerability and why we need more entrepreneurs and business experts embracing their imperfections.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about what works for you!

Key Takeaways

  • Why vulnerability is attractive and a powerful relationship bonding tool
  • Five ways you can drop in and get “real” with your team, community and friends
  • My first experience of a business leader being vulnerable and what it taught me about the leader I wanted to be
  • What the fine line between vulnerable and “messy” is for coaches and leaders
  • Brene Brown’s belief that vulnerability is a sign of strength (be sure to check out her books!)

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Sep 24, 2018

Have you ever had a goal that you talked about, dreamed about, but just could never get out of the starting gate? Or maybe you started towards that goal but then things got a bit challenging, and the goal just kind of fell away?

There’s a significant difference between being committed to a goal or just being interested in it. Interested means you’ll do JUST ENOUGH not to fail but never enough to actually succeed.

In episode 93 of Amplify Your Success Podcast I’m going through the five signs you are really committed to a bold vision (or just interested!) Knowing the difference could end up saving you a TON of disappointment and keep you from wasting time and money on a bright, shiny idea!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about what works for you!

Key Takeaways

  • Why your self-talk is a huge sign of your commitment level.
  • How excuses and “never having enough time” factor into someone’s commitment level.
  • The role your comfort zone plays in your ability to achieve goals you’ve never done before.
  • Can being proactive be a sign you are going to achieve a goal? Yep. I’ll tell you how proactive vs. reactive is so vital to success.
  • What you should do if you are a “how” person (meaning you need to know how before you jump in.)
  • Why if you have a bold goal, you MUST pursue it

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Sep 19, 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a steady stream of new clients flowing into your business each month? Well, it’s the opposite for most service professionals who have to work really hard to get a few key clients.

My guest on episode 91 of Amplify Your Success Podcast shares how to use the “Eavesdrop Effect” to engage your best potential clients – ultimately tripling your sales of perfect fit clients. This episode is full of actionable advice for anyone who struggles with consistent lead generation, or would like more of their ideal clients who are willing to pay your best rates!

Key Takeaways

  • What the "Eavesdrop Effect” is and how it’s a key ingredient for creating a consistent flow of leads into your business.
  • The three questions every prospect is unconsciously asking themselves (so when you answer them right, they are more likely to buy from you!)
  • An often-misunderstood approach to building trust and rapport (Dov shares why getting this right is so important!)
  • A surprising piece of advice that even I’d never heard before (think, when its appropriate to recommend your competition.)
  • Plus Dov gives an actionable tip any coach, entrepreneur or small business owner can use right away to start connecting with more ideal clients.

About the Guest

Dov Gordon helps consultant/coaches get ideal clients. Consistently.

There are millions and millions of consultant, coaches and professional service firm owners who are really good at what they do. But they're not charismatic guru types. And they never want to be.

They LOVE their work. And all they want is a consistent flow of great clients. Clients who value their expertise, AND who value who they are as people. And pay them well for it.

Dov and his small team take a tactic-agnostic approach. They help you build a strong strategic foundation and to apply to it to build a simple, client-getting system that is best for YOU.

Connect with Dov Gordon

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Facebook

Twitter

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Sep 17, 2018

As a visionary, thought leader or transformational change agent, intimacy with our own dream is essential to keep that fire burning and the desire necessary to keep pursuing our goals.

But way too often entrepreneurs and business leaders find themselves chasing someone else’s dream, and the motivation to climb the next “success” mountain is lost.

My guest on episode 92 of Amplify Your Success Podcast is Allana Pratt and she joins me for a powerful exploration on a subject not talked about enough – intimacy with our own voice!

Key Takeaways

  • Allana transparently reveals her own story of how she lost and recovered her intimate connection with herself – and how her business suffered then flourished during that time.
  • How to cultivate an intimate relationship with our own dream and voice to become a stronger champion for change and transformation.
  • What kind of inner game intimacy practice you can use (and its really quite simple) so as to congruently, consistently and courageously live our visionary businesses
  • How intimacy and creativity our wound together and one without the other can mean a loss of motivation!

About the Guest

Relationship Intimacy Expert, Allana Pratt inspires open-hearted living so that you live your purpose unapologetically. Allana says Intimacy = In To Me I See… when we look inside, what is our relationship with our Self? with Money? With our Business? Our Dreams?

A featured weekly contributor on the GoodMenProject, expert on CBS, TLC, FOX, Forbes, People Magazine and Huffington Post, this cum laude graduate of Columbia University is the Author of 4 books that remove sabotaging blocks so you can be your best self personally and professionally. 

Allana hosts the sexy empowering Podcast “Intimate Conversations” to guests like Grammy Award-winning Alanis Morissette. Leeza Gibbons asked Allana to coach her during Dancing with the Stars and now over 2.8 million viewers on Youtube look to Allana when struggling to trust themselves so they can create healthy thriving intimate relationships and professional success.

Connect with Allana Pratt

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Instagram
YouTube 

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Sep 3, 2018

Every small business owner has prospects ready to make the decision to hire you or purchase your products but way too often they get confused, and avoid making a purchase. The solution? Create a decision journey to help them make the best decision for them!

On episode 90 of Amplify Your Success Podcast I’m joined by The Hero Method founder Kathryn Gillett to share what a decision journey is and how creating one for your sales and marketing processes can help you close sales faster.

Key Takeaways

  • How Kathryn uncovered The Hero Method through her training in psychology and anthropology
  • How to use a The Decision Journey to double your revenue and increase your ideal client enrollments
  • The difference between the good ol' Sales Funnel and The Decision Journey (and why the decision journey works faster!)
  • Plus I get Kathryn to give us some practical advice on the top three entrepreneur “sales stuck points”

 

About the Guest:

Kathryn Gillett is the creator of The HERO Method, and author of two best-selling books on the subject. She has degrees in psychology and anthropology, 30 years' experience in marketing, and 25 years researching related fields. It was based on those years of research and experience that she created The HERO Method, a true paradigm shift that turns 180-degrees away from what we consider "best practices" in marketing communications today.

And in doing so, The HERO Method has proven to double response, revenue, and year-over-year growth (that's measurable results — not just 'ball-park hype').

Rather than creating content that shouts out how great a company’s solution is…
The HERO Method is about creating authentic, human connections with audiences.
Kathryn has brought The HERO Method to global corporations like Microsoft, Amazon, and Dell to great effect.

And now she's bringing The HERO Method to the small businesses world with on-line training programs that teach entrepreneurs all the inside secrets of this shift in marketing.

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Aug 27, 2018

As a coach to entrepreneurs and other transformational business leaders, I am often asked to share my tips for managing time better. The question, “How does a busy person really get it all done, without feeling so overwhelmed” is a common challenge in the small business community.

So, in episode 89 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover the three time-management questions most asked by my coaching clients --- and my $18k worthy coaching advice!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about what works for you!

Key Takeaways

  • When you don’t have enough time, why its important to dig deep and evaluate your real priorities.
  • How to use “time blocking” to stay in flow, build productive momentum and get more done.
  • What horse-trainers can teach us about stress, focus and the ability to use our minds more effectively.
  • My favorite “task management” resources for tracking tasks, project plans and staying focused on the right activities.
  • Why overwhelm starts in your mindset and thought patterns (and how liquify time actually helps you achieve more of your to-do list.)
  • What an “adrenaline-junky” is and how this unhealthy pattern creates unnecessary stress on you, your team and keeps you feeling like you are falling behind

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Aug 20, 2018

Storytelling can bring your brand to life – and create deep trust and rapport with potential clients. There is an art to uncovering your compelling business story and this week’s guest, Park Howell, has mastered this art on episode 88 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

From rebounding out of the flailing advertising marketplace to launching a successful branding company and landing a coveted TedX talk, Park shows us how to craft a powerful story that will accelerate new business.

Key Takeaways

  • How Park rebounded from an industry that was falling apart.
  • Why "Storytelling" in your brand story can set you apart from the competition.
  • Park walks Melanie through a cool process to pull out our Brand Story
  • The steps to uncovering a clear, compelling story that actually will simplify your life (and your marketing efforts!)
  • How to spot – and overcome – the most common challenges to uncovering YOUR brand story.

About the Guest

Park Howell has been in the advertising and branding world for 35 years, but in 2006 it all stopped working. Technology had leveled the playing field. Brands used to own the influence of mass media, but the masses had become the media and they own your brand story.

So park pivoted away from 20 years of running his own ad agency to focus on the answer of how to rise above the noise of the Attention Deficit Disorder economy and actually be heard and understood. His antidote is an anecdote.

Now, Park consults, teaches, coaches and speaks around the world helping leaders of purpose-driven brands clarify their stories to amplify their impact and simplify their lives.

 

Connect with Park Howell:

Website

LinkedIn

Facebook

Twitter

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Aug 13, 2018

There’s a subtle art to building up solid business connections who are eager to refer business and partner up on projects with you. In my experience, just one great connection can add six to seven figures in new business to your bottom line. But truly, developing these kinds of connections are not just luck. There is a process to follow and my guest John Corcoran on episode 87 of Amplify Your Success Podcast has certainly mastered it.

John’s become one of those “go-to” guys who eagerly refers you that perfect lead or follows up just to invite you to a coveted business event. Be sure to listen in as this episode is full of golden nuggets sure to inspire you – and amplify your business.

Key Takeaways

  • A true renaissance man, John shares how his eclectic background positioned him perfect to be a connector.
  • How John and his partner leverage big name marketing events to build their own business – while adding massive value to the event.
  • Three simple things any small business owner or entrepreneur could do now to start cultivating really valuable new business relationships.
  • The best way to follow up with people you want in your influence circle without being spammy or over-bearing.

About the Guest:

John Corcoran is an attorney, writer, and a father, and a former Clinton White House Writer and Speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, he has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and owned his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area working with small business owners and entrepreneurs.

He is the creator of Smart Business Revolution and the Smart Business Revolution podcast. He’s the cofounder with Dr. Jeremy Weisz, of Rise25, LLC, an education and training company which holds in-person and virtual trainings for ecommerce entrepreneurs and professional services business owners.

His writing has appeared in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post, Art of Manliness, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Get Rich Slowly and numerous other publications, blogs and websites.

Connect with John Corcoran

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LinkedIn

Facebook

Smart Business Revolution 

Rise25 

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Aug 6, 2018

What if you knew that your everyday routines carried the clues to unlocking a million dollar opportunity? That’s what Tom Nardone discovered. For many years Tom was a mailman with a dream to break free from the grind of his job. By following his passion and taking inspired actions, Tom leveraged the knowledge he gained on his daily route to build a million dollar house flipping business.

Whether you are interested in real estate wealth, or are always looking for inspirational stories to activate your own million dollar ideas, this is an episode not to miss!  Join me on episode 86 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as real estate millionaire Tom Nardone shares his story of “blue collar postman” to real estate success.

Key Takeaways

  • What gave Tom the courage to break out of a steady government job and pursue his freedom based business.
  • The most important habit that he discovered ALL entrepreneurs need to have to be successful in business.
  • Tom shares his BIG OBSTACLE and how upgrading his mindset unlocked the money flowing into his business.
  • Tom and I talk about an “old school” marketing technique that is now a crucial part of any small business marketing plan.
    How did you develop the habits that Entrepreneurs need to have in the biz world?
  • The two-phase growth strategy Tom used to build leveraged income and develop true financial freedom.

About the Guest:

Tom Nardone started working for the Post Office as a mailman back in the 80’s. It didn’t take him long to realize that the security entrapment of a "good job" is not a lot different from a 30 year jail sentence. “You feel trapped, and your income is limited.”

Tom started buying houses on his mail routes and after 25 years of buying and holding and buying and selling, Tom has bought and sold over 250 properties.

Tom co-authored the book Secrets of the Real Estate Millionaires and has created and written courses for several real estate information products. Tom has been twice featured on television with two appearances on Good Morning America with Charles Gibson and Joan London and also CNBC’s Power Lunch with Bill Griffith, with radio appearances on The Cash Flow Show and Real Estate related Podcasts.

Connect with Tom Nardone

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Instagram

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  • Get Tom’s book "How to Make $10,000 in 90 days Flipping Your First House” by texting the word "mailman" to 31996
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Jul 30, 2018

Entrepreneurs are famous for having lots of ideas, and being really overwhelmed with running their small business. Sometimes the best way to increase revenues and reach is to simplify your business offerings and operations.

In episode 85 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover the hidden costs of a complicated business along with 3 simple questions to ask yourself to get better results fast. Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community the benefits of a simplified business!

Key Takeaways

  • The missing ingredient in having multiple businesses that are profitable
  • Why “multiple streams of income” can be an illusion (and keep you broke and overwhelmed in the process!)
  • Two case studies of “simplify to multiply” business transformations
  • Three questions to ask if you suspect your business has become complicated (and its losing money and you are way too stressed out!)

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

 

Jul 23, 2018

When sales are down and you still have not reached your revenue goals, it's tempting to feel down. But this is the time to dig deep and do the inner work so that sales kick in again.

This might surprise you but for entrepreneurs, your income will rarely exceed your personal development. Doing more of what doesn’t work just makes you feel overwhelmed!

In episode 84 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, learn the 4 most important mindset shifts that can turn on the flow of money and kick that struggle habit to the curb. Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about the mindset of high-earners!

Key Takeaways

  • Signs you are addicted to struggle due to a scarcity mindset.
  • How mindset is a key component to transforming your business AND money situation.
  • The one thing you can do immediately to accelerate meaningful results.
  • What it really means when you worry, blame others for your failures or criticizing other people’s success.
  • The seductive side of struggle and why it can turn you into an adrenaline junky needing your next fix!

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Jul 16, 2018

Every entrepreneur will be tempted at times to lower their prices, especially when sales have slowed and your current clients are balking at what you charge. But charging too little can have a disastrous impact on your business profits – can overtime can destroy your success.

In episode 83 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, discover the signs you are charging too little for your services and products as well as two case studies on how a simple shift in pricing created a three times increase in monthly revenues. Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about pricing too!

Key Takeaways

  • The reason why it’s a good sign that your prospects challenge your pricing.
  • A major benefit of working with less clients who are willing to pay you more
  • 5 signs that you are charging less than you should (and how it’s costing you in your business.)
  • How to not make a common rookie mistake in pricing (hint: it has to do with not feeling confident with you offering yet!)

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Jul 9, 2018

When you join a coaching program, how do you know if you are hiring kind of mentor? There’s a significant distinction between someone who is a trained coach and someone who is a mentor. Knowing the difference can save you from making a $10,000 - $100,000 mistake.

I’ve heard so many complaints about big name mentors over the years from business owners who felt they made a mistake. The truth is they just didn’t know what kind of mentor they really needed!

In episode 82 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I explain the distinction between a mentor, a coach and a mentor coach – and when you need to hire each type. Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community about mentoring vs coaching!

Key Takeaways

  • The most important distinction between a mentor and a coach (knowing this can save you from making a costly investment mistake!)
  • Why you need a coach AND a mentor at certain times during your business growth
  • What a mentor coach is (and how it’s a powerful option when looking for a coach.)
  • The one question to ask any mentor or coach you are considering working with

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Jul 2, 2018

When you publish a blog post or set up a new webpage, can someone find it by doing a search on Google? If you don’t show up in the top 10 listings when doing a search, then you’ll want to listen in as Tracey Ehman shares how using the right keywords can help you get found online.

Keywords are one of the most under-used online marketing tools – and can make the difference between getting more qualified leads and disappearing into the web presence black hole.

Join me on episode 81 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as online business expert Tracey Ehman reveals how easy it is to get your content found online.

Key Takeaways

  • What a keyword is and how Google (or any search engine) uses them to sort millions of online websites quickly.
  • Why using hashtags are crucial for Twitter, Instagram and even LinkedIn to get more followers.
  • A little SEO hack using Google + that’s so simple but super effective to get in the top 5 listings.
  • How to make sure you use the right keywords in your metadata so that your website pops up first on Google searches

About the Guest:

Tracey Ehman is an online presence and social media specialist, as well as on the Executive Team of Women Speakers Association and #SpeakerChat host.

Tracey prides herself on providing optimum customer service and continuing to always enhance her education so she can be on the leading edge.

She now specializes in helping her clients choose the right keywords to attract their ideal market and offers a number of services that includes training on how to find the right keywords, and where they need to be used online to increase your visibility, lead generation, and conversion.

By working with her you benefit from smart strategy, intuitive guidance, and focus on the end result from the very first point of contact.

Connect with Tracey Ehman

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Instagram 

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Jun 25, 2018

Want to amplify your message shares? It’s all about going viral with your video! In the past, sharing your video to multiple platforms required a lot of manual reposting – but now there are easy ways to make your video “viral ready”!

Director, producer and media host Bonnie Bruderer joins me to reveal some of her hot tips for sharing your message on video (and how to get started even if the camera makes you nervous!

Listen to episode 80 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to rock your videos (and inspire a lot more sharing!)

Key Takeaways

  • Why video is a powerful marketing vehicle to share your message with more potential clients.
  • Bonnie shares a simple but professional way to make “viral worthy” videos that people can’t wait to share!
  • What elements to include for good video marketing
  • How getting creative with content, like Bonnie’s dog’s TV show, can gets millions of views

About the Guest:

Bonnie is a film and TV producer with over 700 television segments, and the writer, director, producer of the documentary: INFLUENCER on the social media generation and the advertising industry.

With a strong background in technology and media, she started her career at companies like CitySearch, NBC Internet, Active Networks and learned firsthand how to build and sell emerging media. She worked for two decades, touring with some of the world’s top personal development gurus including Tony Robbins, Harvey Mackay and others.

She founded BINGE networks, which is a multi-channel media network for creators and brands, with syndication on 50 top OTT television networks.

The company has a proprietary technology that can instantly get any video content featured in outlets all over the world. She is a kickboxer, an avid dog-lover, and auntie and has starred in multiple fight movies. She is also a four-time author and holds 10 certifications in human potential and coaching, including Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Program.

Connect With Bonnie

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Instagram
Facebook

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Jun 18, 2018

Brainstorming, when done properly, can activate a powerful creative thinking amongst a group where innovation and new possibilities are easier to access. Not to mention it’s a valuable way to get unstuck for any entrepreneur or business leader. But sometimes brainstorming exercises get throttled and you lose the magic before it happens.

In episode 79 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I dig into my toolbox from my Fortune 500  days to share how to brainstorm in a way that can accelerate results and catapult your business into industry leadership.

Key Takeaways

  • The “5 Golden Rules” of good brainstorming
  • How to avoid a common brainstorming error that causes team members to shut down or sabotage the process.
  • What to do once the brainstorming is over so you don’t lose the ideas that surfaced
  • Why you should never make a snap decision during a brainstorming process
  • How to set a “brainstorming structure” that gets good results, without limiting the creativity and ideas that flow naturally.

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Jun 11, 2018

Life is full of challenges, many of which can be overwhelming and painful. As an entrepreneur, breakdowns and frustrations can cause the business owner to get so stressed out that they lash out at others. In 2010, after having one of the most painful and stressful periods of my life, I decided to level up my character and committed to becoming the person who could handle challenges with grace and ease.

In episode 78 of Amplify Your Success Podcast, I’ll share with you what I’ve discovered as I dug deep and explored a more mindful (and peaceful) approach to navigating life’s challenges. So if you are stressed out, have a hard time with people who disappoint you, simply like the idea of being more graceful, then listen in.

Key Takeaways

  • What it means to be Graceful Under Pressure for a business leader or service professional
  • The first step to take when you have way too much stress and you can’t take anymore!
  • How taking space and not being busy all the time is essential to living a grace-filled life
  • Why gratitude is a key factor in having more happiness and less stress
  • A simple mindset trick to take yourself off “full alert” and get grounded

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Jun 4, 2018

Have you ever hired someone full of potential only to feel disappointed by their performance? Maybe you are a high-achiever and constantly feel that angst of results not yet achieved?

Thom Singer has interviewed over 400 business leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners to find out how they fulfill their potential – and discovered that potential does not always equal results

Join me on episode 77 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to hear what Thom discovered and how he uses his keynotes to inspire his audiences to close the gap between potential and performance.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Thom shares why some people have massive potential but choose not to pursue results in that area.
  • Discover the specific actions one must take to close the gap between potential and real results in life and business.
  • What some of the signs are that you have a gap between potential and results
  • How to handle the team “potential to performance” issues that plague so many business leaders and small business owners


About the Guest:

Thom Singer has become obsessed with helping people take the leap across the gap that exists between potential and results.

He has interviewed over 300 CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, solopreneurs, and others on his popular "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast (named on INC.com as one of 8 business podcasts to listen to in 2018). Through these in-depth conversations he learned that there is no single thing that holds people back from achieving more, nor is there one solution to reaching the top levels of success. It is unique for each person.

Thom has had an eclectic career in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Law Firms, and small companies. He has written 12 books and when he was 21-years-old he was a five day returning champion on the $25,000 Pyramid game show.

Connect with Thom Singer

www.twitter.com/thomsinger
www.facebook.com/thomsingerspeaker

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May 28, 2018

Your brand is the first impression a potential client experiences about you and your work. Does it really reflect your authentic message? Does it attract (or repel) your best clients? There are a few tricks to creating a compelling, attractive brand that inspires your target audience to work with you.

Branding expert Kristie Keever joins me on episode 76 of Amplify Your Success Podcast to share some of her years of branding both big and small businesses. She’s a treasure trove of amazing wisdom when it comes to marketing and success!

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the key steps someone can take to become an influencer through their brand.
  • The essential branding step you need to take, whether you are just getting started or a seasoned business owner.
  • What owning a business for a while teaches you about identifying your ideal clients – before you discover you are a bad fit for each other.
  • A few insider secrets about being an introvert and a brand influencer.

About the Guest:

Kristie Keever is a brand and business strategist who helps creates powerful brands for women on a mission to build an empire with impact. She’s specializes in helping women stand out and stay out in a sea of same-ness by creating smart strategies, engaging stories to attract a tribe and a signature style that others can’t help but take notice.

Kristie brings over 20 years of brand and business building experience. Her mission is to create clarity from the complicated and to empower women to be seen in a way that makes them shine like the star that they are.

Connect With Kristie Keever

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Instagram
Pinterest

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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

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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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