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Dec 30, 2019

Do you pick a word to be your theme for the new year?

I never used to but a few years ago, I decided to give it a whirl. I picked the word “Thrive” that year and I found that as I made every single decision I began to assess….will this help me thrive?

That year I went through a lot of personal transformation that helped me dissolve several situations that were exhausting me. In their place, I welcomed in opportunities that put me back on track for thriving. Interesting enough, Ariana Huffington came out with her book Thrive that year too.

Now I’m a huge fan of picking a word, but some people struggle with the practice. So I invited a new friend of mine, Maiko Sakai, to join me for this last Amplify Your Success Podcast episode of 2019 to help you uncover YOUR word for the new year.

Be sure to join the Amplify Your Success Community to share what your word is!

 

Key Takeaways

>> Why goal-setting is not enough to actually achieve your biggest goals in the new year.

>> How a word of the year help you make better decisions and take aligned action.

>> Maiko and I share our words for 2020 – and from 2019 – and how our word has helped.

>> How to pick the right word that you can stick with (and other worries like, “can you pick the wrong word.”)

 

 

About The Guest

Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business growth strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant, advisor & silent partner to her clients who are creative entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating piece of beautiful machine. She also organizes a Meetup group, Growth-Driven Entrepreneurs Worldwide in NYC.

As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability for her clients’ businesses by utilizing both quantitative & qualitative assessments.

Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Maiko considers herself a New Yorker, loves ethnic foods of all kinds, and is a sucker for ultra-contemporary design & exotic houseplants. She earned her MBA from Johnson School of Management, Cornell University.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Get the Downloadable Worksheet to find your word www.maikosakai.com/word

Join the FREE Amplify Your Success Community www.AmplifyYourSuccessCommunity.com

Dec 23, 2019

At the end of a year (or even the end of a quarter) is a perfect time to take stock on how your business performed. Before you set those new goals and get busy planning, take a few minutes to inventory what did work – and more importantly what did not work – to use this information as fuel for greater success.

Inside episode 158 of Amplify Your Success Podcast I’ll walk you through a worksheet I use to ask six questions to help me close out the year with power and clarity. And if you’d like to get this FREE worksheet to use, I’ve made it available to you.

Be sure to join the Amplify Your Success Community to get the downloadable worksheet and share your wins and learnings from the year!

 

Key Takeaways

>> What six questions that help me close out the year with gratitude (and why that’s important when setting goals for a new year.)

>> Why anchoring in the people you’ve met during the previous year can help you open up more strategic partners and collaboration opportunities.

>> The importance of celebrating the small wins, even if you felt you didn’t accomplish ANYTHING on your goal’s list.

>> A Bonus Question that will help you avoid the common pitfall of “doing more of what doesn’t work”

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Own Your Bold Influence Challenge

Dec 16, 2019

Do you think about creating a business plan but never quite get around to it? Maybe you spend hours or weeks playing around with ideas, but they never leave your brain and hit the paper.

Having a solid business plan doesn’t mean you need reams of paper. It means you know what your profit centers are, what your key initiatives are that will maximize those profit centers  – and what specific actions you will take to pull it off.

And according to my guest Laura Posey, you can do all that on ONE PAGE!

Listen in on episode 157 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with Laura Posey about how to gain massive clarity and accomplish more in the next 12 months through this simple planning process.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How hanging on the side of a mountain and losing her path gave Laura the clarity to focus on the One Page Business Plan.
  • Why an entrepreneur should bother with doing an annual plan, especially when the market changes quickly.
  • Why a one sheet plan will really help you grow revenues quickly (you should hear the examples of 400% growth!)
  • What to do if you suck at planning, feel constrained by creating a plan or simply just don’t believe you have time.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

About The Guest

Laura Posey is an internationally-recognized speaker, author and consultant.

She is known as The Simple Planning Specialist for her unique ability to simply and easily laser focus her clients to get dramatic results. Her Simple Strategic Plan is used by over 2500 companies from startups to Fortune 100.

She is the author of "How to Plan Your Entire Year On One Sheet Of Paper", and co-author with Jack Canfield of "Mastering The Art Of Success". Laura is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo and holds an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is fluent in German and is currently working on her Spanish.

When not on stage or with a client, you can find her traveling the world, playing golf, practicing the fiddle or snuggling with her rescue mutt, George, at home in Richmond, VA.

Dec 9, 2019

Have you ever tried to make a big leap but everything seemed to work against you?

That may have been your upper limit kicking in. Think of an upper limit as a false internal limiter that is set around money, success, love or happiness. Often upper limits trigger self-sabotaging behavior – which can set you back quickly when it comes to growing the impact of your business.

Listen in on episode 156 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with Holly Chantal about business pivoting, hitting your upper limit prematurely (think leaving your comfort zone) and why business owners often get stuck around the $15k/month revenue mark.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • I ask Holly to define what an upper limit it and how someone would know they’ve reached it.
  • Holly and I share signs that we had hit our own upper limit in business.
  • How to build trust in yourself after you’ve experienced multiple business setbacks.
  • We talk about financial set-points and the most common reasons why entrepreneurs get stuck at about $10 - $15k/month in revenue.
  • Ever tried to pivot and it destroyed your business? I know I did and Holly talks us through the steps of making a big change without cannibalizing what is working.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

About The Guest

Entrepreneurial goals can be a moving target, something
Holly Chantal learned firsthand after successfully establishing
herself as a business coach and brand strategist that was on
track to hit seven figures within her first 5 years. Everything
changed however when Holly started a family and she found
herself in a deep depression, questioning what she wanted
from life and consequently her business.

This lead to a deep spiritual awakening that resulted in her taking
command of her business in a whole new way that suited her life
as a mother and allows her to make an even bigger impact on
the world. Today, Holly works with experienced service-based
professionals who find themselves at a plateau in their business
with no clear guidance on where to go next.

Dec 2, 2019

What’s the fastest way to get a lot of eyes – and buys – from ideal clients?

Align with an influencer in your industry.

Influencers tend to have the trust and rapport of their community so when they shine the light on your offering, their followers pay attention. That’s why having an influencer marketer strategy in place can have a HUGE impact over the quality of your lead generation.

Listen in on episode 155 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with Cloris Kylie, author of Beyond Influencer Marketing, on how to tap into this highly profitable marketing strategy!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • What really is an influencer (and it’s not always about being a celebrity endorser!)
  • Why aligning with influencers can make a big impact in your marketing reach.
  • How to break through some of the most common roadblocks and obstacles to reaching influencers.
  • The simple step every business owner can take to leverage the buzz quality of highly visibility entrepreneurs!

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

About The Guest

Cloris Kylie, marketing MBA and influencer marketing specialist, shows you how to create a strong marketing foundation and tap into connections with influencers to grow a magnificent business that thrives over the long term.


The bestselling author of "Beyond Influencer Marketing" and the host of "Beyond Influencer Marketing Podcast," she has been featured on network television, top-ranked podcasts and YouTube shows and websites with millions of followers.


Cloris’s unique background in engineering and marketing allows her to design efficient and effective solutions for her clients, but Cloris knows you need more than tactics to succeed. That's why she also empowers you to, as she says, “Reveal your magnificence.”

Nov 25, 2019

From selling his college books on Amazon to a multiple million-dollar online empire, there is one trick to scaling a business that Nathan learned. He can’t do it all alone so hiring remote talent and virtual team members is key to accomplishing big business growth.

Remote talent allows a business owner to access qualified resources from anywhere in the world, often for a fraction of the investment a traditional on-site employee would cost.

Listen in on episode 154 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with Nathan Hirsch, CEO of Freeeup.com, about how he finds highly qualified individuals and leverages their time and talent to expand your business success.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

- What challenges have you run into as an entrepreneur? How did you overcome them? 

- What are some advantages of hiring freelancers over employees? 

- What do you see is the biggest issue entrepreneurs create when hiring remote workforces?

- What’s your secret finding the right person for each task? 

- What makes FreeeUp different from other hiring platforms? 

 

>> How Nathan became an entrepreneur in college by solving his cash flow needs (and a demand for college textbooks!)

>> Why Nathan prefers freelancers and virtual talent over employees to scale a business.

>> The three biggest mistakes entrepreneurs and online business owners make with virtual talent (and how to stop sabotaging your best growth team!)

>> Nathan’s secret to finding and hiring AMAZING talent that is productive and dedicated to help you grow your business.

>> What the biggest challenges Nathan encountered and resolved has he scaled his business over a million in revenue.

Nov 18, 2019

When its time to scale your offerings, but its still just you, what are your growth options?

Well one proven strategy to exponentially multiply your reach – and your business revenues – is through a certification program. But don’t make the mistake of just teaching people a few of your key strategies to expand. Start by building your Power Tribe.

A Power Tribe is already asking for more. They are already raving fans and would gladly amplify your brand by representing your work to their clients. This is a perfect time to bring certification opportunities to them (and then everyone wins!)

Listen in on episode 153 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with Mitch Russo about how he launched his first business in his garage then later uncovered the exponential growth opportunities of certification (which led to a $25k business!)

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

>> What a Power Tribe is and how this discovery generated $25 million-dollar business.

>> How Mitch got started building certification programs for other companies (this gem is a must hear for every entrepreneur!)

>> When is the right time to launch your own certification program.

>> How long it takes to build, launch and grow a Power Tribes Certification Program of your own.

CLICK TO TWEET: How Power Tribes Exponentially Grow Your Business with Mitch Russo on Amplify Your Success #Podcast Episode 153 with @melcoach]

 

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Get Mitch’s 8-step action guide here: https://powertribesbook.com/8steps

Get the Power of Tribes book here. : https://powertribesbook.com/

 

About The Guest

Mitch Russo started a software company in his garage, sold it for 8 figures and then went on to work directly with Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes to build a $25M business together. During that business, Mitch discovered the power of a tribe, which later led to teaching other business owners how to create certification programs. Author of the book, “The Invisible Organization – How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies and his newest book, Power Tribes – How Certification Can Explode Your Business, Mitch also hosts the popular podcast, Your First Thousand Clients.

Nov 4, 2019

Have you ever had one of those late-night, success-altering conversations with a group of peers? Some of the best insights about success, business and podcasting have surfaced during a casual friend group conversation.

Usually those rich conversations get left at the dinner table.

But not this time. We purposely crammed nine influential podcasters into a hotel room after dinner to talk about what’s REALLY working to grow your impact with your podcast.

So get ready for a really unique episode with myself and:

  • Kim Seltzer of the Charisma Quotient
  • Debbi Dachinger of Dare to Dream
  • Debra Kasowski of The Millionaire Woman’s Show
  • Michael Neeley of Consciously speaking
  • Morgan Oaks, my client and host of Intuitive Wisdom for Modern Transformation
  • Lou Diamond of Thrive Loud
  • Devi Adea, host of Podcast on Purpose (and the ICON Posse initiator)
  • With a special appearance by new podcasters, Holley Mignosi

Plus, there are two bonus lessons in episode 151 of Amplify Your Success Podcast you won’t want to miss that perfectly showcase what I call “borrowing influence.” Now remember this episode was recorded LIVE in San Diego at the New Media Summit so the quality of audio may not be our usual. But it’s worth the listen!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

>> A real life example of how to create MAJOR buzz around your podcast by being an influencer at podcasting events.

>> What each of us does to get more listeners for our podcast

>> Why we started a podcast (and how its served us to attract clients and opportunity)

>> What our favorite podcasting tools are that help save time, improve quality and attract more listeners.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

How to Get Fired Up and Productive With a Morning Power Routine (episode 31)

Join in the Own Your Bold Influence Challenge, starts November 4th!

Oct 28, 2019

Even the most successful entrepreneurs can hit a wall and lose their motivation. When you have a super long list of to-do’s and you don’t have it in you to tackle one more task, a business owner may find themselves getting derailed.

Goals go on pause.

Bold visions stall out.

And progress slows down to the pace of snail.

You know you need a break but you just can’t afford to take time away, right? Inside episode 150 of Amplify Your Success Podcast discover my secret to getting motivated to do what you just don’t feel like doing to grow your business.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

>> The daily habit that is guaranteed to keep your inspiration high (especially when you’ve got a day full of less-than-desirable tasks to accomplish.)

>> How to jump start your motivation when you are tired, frustrated or in a serious case of bright, shiny object distractions.

>> A little behind the scenes truth moment on how a situation in my life was causing me to hit a major patch of burn out and overwhelm.

>> Five things to try when you need to tackle some big projects but keep procrastinating them!

 

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

How to Get Fired Up and Productive With a Morning Power Routine (episode 31)

Join in the Own Your Bold Influence Challenge, starts November 4th!

Oct 21, 2019

Leaving the safety net of a job to start your own business is challenging as it is. But if this job loss is unexpected, the trauma can cause you to feel paralyzed, and take a long time to sort out which career path to follow next.

If you ever find yourself – or a friend – in this situation then they’ll benefit from having advice from people who have successful made this transition and understand the unique fears and doubts that the person is facing.

My friend David Shriner-Cahn knows this journey first hand. After unexpectedly losing his job, he drifted around until he finally found a path that aligned his unique skills with consulting and podcasting. But it wasn’t without challenging times, crippling fears and a lot of lessons learned!

Listen in on episode 149 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with David about his journey and how he conquered those doubts and created success by “going solo!”

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

>> Why the trauma of an unexpected job loss impacted David’s focus and motivation.

>> How facing fear of failure and fear of losing what he already worked so hard achieve was a significant turning point in his business trajectory.

>> The most important first step you should take if you are starting your own new business (and David reveals he WISHED he had done this first!)

>> The significance of mindset that David has come to appreciate (and now tells all his “in transition” clients about!)

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Subscribe to David’s New Podcast, Going Solo https://goingsolo.smashingtheplateau.com

Steve Olsher’s New Media Summit

Join in the Own Your Bold Influence Challenge, starts November 4th!

About The Guest

After 28 years as a highly skilled employee, David Shriner-Cahn was told that his job was over. In spite of the immediate trauma and fear, he knew that as his next step, he’d rather work for himself and have more control over his destiny. That was in 2006.

Today, David is a thriving entrepreneur, podcaster and speaker. He’s the host of Smashing the Plateau Podcast and his newest podcast, Going Solo. He is guiding highly skilled professionals who are recovering from a late career job loss and who yearn to impact the world with their knowledge and creativity by becoming successful entrepreneurs.

 

Oct 14, 2019

If you’ve tried to leverage Facebook for marketing lately, you may have experienced the dreaded cricket response.

You craft a perfect post, find a clever image, discover the perfect time to post, and…nothing.

Even if you’ve tried upping your game and paying for Facebook ads, it’s possible to spend a lot of money for dismal results. But my friend Adam Urbanski is KILLING IT with an organic marketing technique that costs you nothing – but delivers aligned, ready-to-buy clients. Listen in on episode 148 of Amplify Your Success Podcast as I talk with Adam about what’s been working on this popular social media platform.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

>> What "organic Facebook marketing" means (and why it’s a killer strategy that saves you a boatload of money.)

>> The biggest myth about Facebook and whether your potential clients are REALLY there.

>> How to use a FB group to get leads to big-ticket clients.

>> What the best kind of content to post on Facebook is (and whether to post on your page, your profile or in your groups.)

>> How to avoid the biggest mistakes people make when using Facebook for business (aka costly, profit depleting mistakes NO ONE wants to make.)

 

 

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Join Adam’s Fastest Path to Cash Club on Facebook http://fastestpathtocash.club

Keith Ferrazzi, Whose Got Your Back book

Join in the Own Your Bold Influence Challenge, starts November 4th! https://ownyourboldchallenge.com

 

About The Guest

Known worldwide as The Millionaire Marketing Mentor®, Adam Urbanski is the go-to guy for successful B2B coaches, consultants, and expert-preneurs who want to better monetize their unique brilliance, quickly attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand, and grow a business that makes a bigger income and impact. 

Using his Revenue RevUp™ method Adam’s clients multiply their revenues two to four times in just 90 days! He built and sold his first 7-figure business in less than 10 years starting with only $194 and a limited ability to speak English. Today he influences over 100,000 entrepreneurs. Through his company, the Marketing Mentors®, and his programs he helps his clients to transform their limiting, time-intensive businesses into highly-leveraged, automated money-making machines that Attract Clients Like Crazy® while he spends up to six months a year globetrotting the world.  

Oct 7, 2019

If you are a business owner, have you considered hosting your own podcast? Being the host of your own show is a great way to attract more clients, as well as position yourself as an influential authority in your field.

But maybe you’ve thought about it, and the idea of adding one more task to your plate is daunting. Or you have no idea how to get started, so you don’t! Let me introduce you to Lyndsay Phillips of Smooth Sailing Business. Lyndsay is my marketing support and makes getting my podcast out to the world EASY! I invited her to share what to do to keep launching your podcast simple episode 147 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • The single most important reason an entrepreneur should have a podcast (Hint: it’s not so people will listen to you rant!)
  • After years of helping people launch podcasts, Lyndsay and I discuss why people keep putting off starting their podcast.
  • So you are ready to start? Lyndsay shares what to do first to get your podcast launch plan in place.
  • There are several important podcast assets to collect to make your podcast a smash hit – we’ll outline the flow of an episode and what to include.
  • You are about to go live with your podcast – now what? Listen in for some must-do techniques to create buzz about your podcast!

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

About The Guest

Lyndsay Phillips is a serial entrepreneur; self-professed organizational freak, client-appointed task master plus project ninja and warrior content marketer for life & business coaches, accountants and other online entrepreneurs across the globe.

As the CEO & Founder of Smooth Sailing Business Growth &  Smooth Business Growth Podcast– 15 Minutes Of Pure Marketing Strategies Proven To Move The Needle.  She leads a rock star team to support entrepreneurs who are seeking fast-paced business growth but finally have come to the realization that they can’t do it alone, do it all, and do it well.

She is also loves sharing practical tips, business building & content marketing strategies so that you can be more productive and attract more customers faster.

Sep 30, 2019

Imagine having a secret weapon to speed up learning and integrating new information – you’d be a high productivity entrepreneur.

Jonathon Levi spent the first part of his life struggling with learning challenges and feeling so different than everyone else. He set his sights on finding a way to transform his learning challenges so he could “keep up.”

Now Jonathon runs a multi-million dollar company teaching others his superhuman techniques to accelerate learning, read faster and improve decision making – and he reveals them all in episode 146 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Why learning is “the only skill that matters” - and how it transformed Jonathan’s life.
  • The strategies to learning anything faster, including Speed Reading, Memory Improvement, Pre-Reading, and preparation that anyone can use to dramatically improve their lives.
  • How everyday people can do superhuman memory tasks
  • Personal productivity strategies for getting more done in less time
  • How Jonathan used accelerated learning to build an information products empire with 250,000 customers

 

Sep 23, 2019

If one of your goals is to have a best-selling book on the shelves of Barnes & Noble and Amazon, then you’ll need a book proposal.

But not just ANY book proposal, you want to write one that gets the attention of big-name agents and publishers, that positions you for a 5 – 6 figure book deal!

Writing a book proposal is VERY different than writing you book, and there is a secret to writing it so that it doesn’t end up in the round file (aka the trash.) I’ve asked the award winning Lisa Tener to share her strategy to writing an excellent book proposal  on episode 145 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Why you must write a knock-out book proposal if you want to get a top agent or book publisher.
  • The tip 3 mistakes authors make in writing a book proposal that will literally get your proposal buried at the bottom.
  • How to get a head-start on wowing your potential publisher by building up an engaged social media platform
  • The most important book proposal sections to write to land a 5 – 6 figure book deal
  • Lisa’s best way to get into an inspired state to write.
  • The answer to the most asked book proposal question – should I write the book or the proposal first (and you’ll love the answer.)

 

About The Guest

An authority on book writing and publishing, and winner of the Silver Stevie Award for Coach/Mentor of the Year, Lisa Tener guides experts, entrepreneurs and visionaries to joyfully write and publish their books. Lisa has been quoted in The New York Times, featured on ABC News and more. She blogs for The Business Journals and Thrive Global, serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s publishing course, and teaches Award Winning Book Writing Courses.

Lisa Tener's clients have received 5- and 6-figure book deals from a variety of publishers (from Random House, Harper Collins and Hachette, to niche and university publishers). Her clients' books have been featured by Oprah, NPR, Today, Good Morning America and all over national media, including the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Forbes and much more.

Sep 16, 2019

Do you ever wish you could be more creative? Or solve problems outside of your normal “box”?

There are some productivity secrets we can learn from highly creative people – they actually see things very differently than people who lead with logic or focus on results.

My friend Samantha Bennett is highly creative – she’ll be working on writing a book and bang out a play script faster than I can write a blog post (well, almost.)

So I asked this two-time best selling author to share how to use some of the creative tips that come so naturally to highly creative people on this on episode 144 of Amplify Your Success Podcast.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • What unique traits and behaviors makes a person "highly creative."
  • How logic-driven and results-oriented people can boost their creative process.
  • The simple approach used by creatives to solve big problems and get unstuck.
  • How to recognize and avoid the major pitfalls of being highly creative.

 

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

About The Guest

Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, actor, teacher and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling, "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library) which Seth Godin called, “An instant classic, essential reading for anyone who wants to make a ruckus.” Her latest bestseller is, "Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers and Recovering Perfectionists" (New World Library).

She is the creator of The Organized Artist Company, dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, helping them to focus and move forward on their goals.

Sam has also written the script for the hit musical, “In a Booth at Chasen’s: The Real Life Hollywood Love Story of Ron and Nancy Reagan” and is working on her latest book, “Secrets of Highly Creative People.”

She is an award-winning marketing expert, having spent 15 years as a Personal Branding Specialist for Sam Christensen Studios and been honored as an Ultimate Marketer Finalist at Infusioncon. She is also an Infusionsoft Certified Consultant and Reseller.

She now lives in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles.

Sep 9, 2019

You may have heard of the Law of Attraction from the movie, The Secret. But have you figured out how to tap into the expansive Universe of opportunity yet? Or maybe, like millions of people, you meditate, visualize and take action only to still feel a massive gap between you and your goals.

Christy Whitman is one of those massively successful entrepreneurs who has figured out how to make prosperous energy work in her favor. Having created a multiple seven figure business and becoming a leader in the coach training industry with her book, The Art of Having It All, Christy is finally revealing how to tap into the principles of Quantum Success for your business.  And she joins me on episode 143 of Amplify Your Success to explain how it works.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How Quantum Success is different from the Law of Attraction you learned about in The Secret.
  • How the process of attraction REALLY works with money, opportunity and building a successful business.
  • What the “inside out” approach is to creating a 7-figure business
  • How to use the upward spiral of success by tapping into universal forces of alignment and momentum.
  • Why you MUST KNOW the distinction between motivated action and inspired action.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Get the book: Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful and Prosperous Relationship with Work and Money
  • Hidden Profit Drains Quiz

 

About The Guest

Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, celebrity coach and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance. Her new book, being released by Enliven, a division of Simon & Schuster, is called Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful & Prosperous Relationship With Work and Money.

Sep 2, 2019

If you want to speak on stages to grow your business, or simply want to get paid to share your message, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to get yourself booked on the best stages?

Sometimes it can be a bit confusing…

Do you need to build relationships with all of the people who run events?

Or, is it just a numbers game and you’ve got to work the “pitch-follow-up” system?

Kerry Heaps is a pro at this – with a background in Pageants and Pageant Judging, Kerry knows her way around paid speaking engagements. And she joins me on episode 142 of Amplify Your Success to take the mystery out of getting paid speaking opportunities!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to conquer the “work the numbers” game of booking paid speaking gigs.
  • What you’ll want to do once you’ve pitched yourself as a speaker so that you stand out from the crowd
  • How to create a compelling topic that acts like a magnet for those coveted paid speaking engagements.
  • The five things you must have in place prior to seeking speaking engagements (or else you’ll come across unorganized!)
  • What’s happening overall in the speaking industry right now – and how it could be affecting you, your business and your bookings.
  • How to find more paid engagements at no cost (hint: Kerry’s got a resource for you!)

 

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Aug 26, 2019

Do you intentionally take time off from your business to recharge? Are you scheduling Freedom Days so that you have bandwidth to catch up and work on your inspiration projects?

High achievers always have a million things to do but if you are holding a big vision and moving at the speed of light, taking “Freedom Days” can be a way to increase your productivity.

On episode 141 of Amplify Your Success podcast you’ll learn how to schedule downtime into your calendar – and still accomplish ten times more than anyone else does!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Why The Grind is a success myth and is not a sustainable business growth strategy
  • How empaths and highly sensitive transformational leaders can use planned down time to accomplish bigger, bolder goals
  • What a Freedom Day is and why its critical to revive your inspiration and recharge your creative problem solving
  • Three kinds of Freedom Day “time blocks” that you can pick from (or do them all!)
  • How to implement time blocks for NOTHING, especially if you are super busy and can’t afford to take time off.
  • What I did with my Freedom Days that helped me generate MORE money and accomplish 10x more

 

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Aug 19, 2019

You are working so hard, growing the reach of your business, trying to get that next offering just right so your ideal clients sign up quickly.

But no matter what you do, who you learn from and how hard you work, you just can’t seem to break the financial success code. If you feel like you keep hitting your financial limiter, you might start second guessing your business, wondering if you’ll ever become a success.

On episode 140 of Amplify Your Success podcast discover why you can be doing all the right thing and still be cash flow challenged! The answer lies in three super common hidden profit drains (and guess what – every entrepreneur struggles with at least one of them!)

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • What a hidden profit drain is and how they sneak up on a business owner and derail all of their effort.
  • The signs that Scarcity Thinking is a fear that plays out in every decision you make, causing you to play it safe (hence the financial struggle.)
  • Why creating more new offers is choking your profitability
  • A case study on how a membership program turned their revenue struggle around by solving a problem they didn’t know they had.
  • Why having an Authority Platform can transform your visibility – and help you overcome one of the biggest Hidden Profit Drains that info-preneurs and influencers experience.

 

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Aug 12, 2019

Do you know what your true North is?

Think of it like your own internal compass for decision making. When you have clarity on your core values, you’ll know exactly what “True North” is for you so you stay on course.

Tony Robbins says that core values "are like a compass that directs your life". Values motivate and demotivate, and they justify behavior.

Core values are intrinsic to your soul and when you align every decision and business growth action around them, you’ll accelerate growth. But when an entrepreneur gets off track from their values, they’ll put the brakes on and procrastinate without realizing why.

On episode 139 of Amplify Your Success podcast, I’d like to coach you through a high performance hack to help you turn your rocket boosters back on – by finding YOUR core values.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to clarify your own core values
  • Why values are your compass when it comes to making growth decisions
  • The difference between values and priorities
  • What to do when your values are in conflict and you are procrastinating or feel trapped

 

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Aug 5, 2019

Did you know that thinking more like a CEO can actually catapult your business and be a catalyst for big growth spurts? Being a CEO (or what I like to call the Chief Entrepreneurial Officer) is a role we have to fill as a business grows.

But a lot of entrepreneurs don’t really like the idea of being CEO. In their minds they believe that they’ll no longer get to do the activities that bring them joy and satisfaction. So they avoid the CEO type activities, and plunge their fast-growing small business into chaos, uncertainty or stagnation.

On episode 138 of Amplify Your Success podcast, I’d like to make becoming CEO a no-brainer and put some fun back into the role. Or at least, make it so simple that you can tackle those tasks fast so you always have plenty of time to do what you enjoy most. And you never know, you might just realize you were born to be a BOSS!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • The two truths and five myths about being CEO as you take your business to the next level
  • Why communication is a CRITICAL skill (and how it can implode your business and demoralize your team when it’s missing.)
  • How to Strategically Plan like a boss but keep it super simple
  • Why the CEO must nurture and cultivate relationships with other Center’s of Influence
  • A commonly under-developed muscle for most entrepreneurs as they emerge into the CEO role.

 

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Jul 29, 2019

In the rise of social media and digital technology, have you cut back on in person networking?

If you have, or you simply haven’t prioritized heading out to some local events, or your efforts have felt in vain, then you may want a refresher on the value of real, face-to-face networking.

My guest on episode 137 of Amplify Your Success is your Networking Wing-Woman, Kylie Hodges, who believes that nothing can replace the connections made when you meet people live and in-person. Tune in as Kylie shares some practical tips to turn your in-person networking into a goldmine of leads and potential!

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to network like a boss, attract more connections AND turn in person networking into a goldmine of opportunity.
  • What the biggest difference is between social media connections and what can happen when you meet people live and in person.
  • How to stay in your power and feel authentic without being salesy and pushy.
  • What steps to take AFTER in person connections are made to keep the conversation going.
  • How to open up a collaboration conversation with the right people.
  • What should you absolutely NEVER do during networking (you know, the things that turn people off and cause their eyes to glaze over.)

 

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About The Guest

Kylie Hodges is the CEO of the Wingwoman Collective, helping service-based entrepreneurs who are sick of not having enough clients or bandwidth, hiding from opportunities to show up and speak out, and feel frustrated that their mission isn't getting heard above the noise. Working with her, she'll transform your inconsistent income & release relying on referrals to create engaging talking points and a clear game plan so that you can stop hiding and start leading a business that thrives and share your mission so you can change the world.

Through targeted networking or consulting, Kylie is the ultimate connector for businesses and individuals alike. Prior to entrepreneurship, she honed her spokesperson skills leading the Sales & Marketing team for a community-building tech startup, working the red carpet as an Entertainment Journalist and hit Television Producer, and as the Spokesperson and Driver of the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile: where it all began.

Jul 22, 2019

Have you ever experienced Imposter Syndrome? This mindset can hold even the most successful business owner back from taking a big leap.

Imposter Syndrome is when you feel like a fraud, even though you’ve accomplished so much in your life and business.

My guest on episode 136 of Amplify Your Success is the powerhouse Niajae Wallace, host of The Abundance Hack Podcast, believes that Imposter Syndrome is an important stage every business owner moves through. But you don’t want to get stuck there! Listen in to hear Niajae guide us through 5 stages to level up your financial abundance in business.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • The 5 stages of leveling up your business which will increase your prosperity too.
  • How limiting beliefs play into your decision making, habits and actions.
  • What an upper limit is and what to do when you hit yours (and you will!)
  • How imposter syndrome can creep in to even the most successful entrepreneurs mind from time to time.
  • Why each of these stages are invaluable to prepare you for your ultimate levels of success.

 

 

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About The Guest

Niajae Wallace is a powerhouse coach, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She ran a brick and mortar business for 5 years and sold it to transition to being fully remote. Upon carefully crafting her dream life and coaching others to do the same, she worked for Clickfunnels, a business automation tool, for a year to be trained directly from the best. 



Niajae realized there was a gap in the industry. There were many programs saying build a funnel, create an online course, write a book, launch a podcast however no program was addressing the blocks and limiting beliefs standing in people’s way from achieving the success they desire. Niajae developed a framework to help innovators navigate through the process of fully stepping into their power and leaving their legacy. 



She is committed to seeing people shine and leave an impact in this world by helping them with their mindset, accountability and self-development.

Niajae hosts the The Abundance Hack Podcast and believes life is meant to be Abundant and the only thing standing in the way of that reality, is our mind.

Jul 16, 2019

You might be doing all the right things to grow the revenue in your business. But sometimes, energy blocks can disrupt the flow of prosperity – and you don’t even realize it.

Every human being inherits energy from others. But when it starts blocking your ability to grow your business, have the confidence to make sales and conquer your biggest challenges, then these blocks must be cleared.

Otherwise you’ll try to fill up a leaky money bucket.

Amplify Your Success Podcast episode 136 is a special episode to me…I’ve invited my personal friend and healer Lisa Thomas to share more about energy blocks and how they silently play out in many entrepreneur’s lives.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community to get your invitation for the follow up Money & Mindset session.

 

Key Takeaways

  • What inherited money blocks are – and how you can feel blocked from more money even if you are talented and good at MAKING money.
  • The three different ways energy get trapped in the body and can block you from prosperity (or other goals.)
  • The big difference between inherited blocks and general energy blocks (knowing this makes a big difference on the kind of inner work to do.)
  • The key signs you have an inherited money block that needs to get cleared.
  • I share my story of how a recent trauma triggered an inherited block that had my financial flow paralyzed.
  • How clearing inherited blocks can help someone make more money and have business success.

 

CLICK TO TWEET: Break Free of Inherited Money Blocks with Lisa Thomas on Amplify Your Success #Podcast Episode 135 with @melcoach]

 

 

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About The Guest

Transformational Energy Healer, Lisa Thomas, has the privilege of working with talented people from all walks of life. She empowers individuals to reach their full potential, by removing inherited emotional blocks, such as fear of success, fear of failure, anxiety, procrastination, fear of public speaking, false money beliefs, relationship drama and business stagnation.


Everyone deserves to be seen, known and heard for who they are. Lisa's expertise in removing negative energy and inherited patterns empowers people to get their gifts, talents and bright ideas out into the world, confidently and in alignment with their Soul's purpose.

Jul 9, 2019

What if you knew the fastest way to scale your business and grow your revenue into high six and seven figures is as simple as implementing key documentation?

I know it sounds WAY too simple, right?

Every time I interview a successful business owner I discover one of the key’s to significant growth rested on their decision to systemize their business operations.

My guest Jamie Palmer brings this point home by revealing the simple steps she took to simplify the operations of her business so she could turn her attention towards delivering MASSIVE VALUE and expanding revenues.

Be sure to join the conversation in the Amplify Your Success Community and share your input there too.

 

Key Takeaways

  • What the key business systems are that will provide time (and money) freedom to the business owner when they implement.
  • For the skeptics, Jamie reveals how using a system really does free up your time – and make your business run smoother (which means less headaches and stress for you!)
  • I ask Jamie how she gets her team to stay consistent with using systems and procedures.
  • Then I ask her what her favorite time-saving automation tools are (and I’ve linked them in the show notes too!)

 

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About The Guest

JAMIE PALMER, a CEO & Digital Business Strategist is Recognized for in-depth understanding and use of specialized digital marketing methods necessary for hyper-competitive industries such as IT, Marketing, Financial, hospitality and Professional Services.

Acknowledged as a successful marketer and leader of individuals and corporate teams with diverse backgrounds and experience levels. Jamie is highly informed in the wide variety of methods and techniques used in corporate training and adult learners – and one of her main claims to fames is building highly engaged online communities.

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