The First Step to Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone

Comfort ZoneThere is a joy and peace to staying in your comfort zone. The comfort zone is safe. The comfort zone is “home” to us. We want the predictability that comes with being in our comfort zone. And we will fight anything that threatens to move us out of it.

However, many people get stuck in their comfort zone and believe that life is just about finding and staying in there. When you are in the comfort zone, you avoid risk and attempt to keep it easy and comfortable. Is this really even living? But this thinking is detrimental to your growth and stretching to a new level.

I am fortunate enough in my profession as a business coach to talk to so many people about life, business and a new future. Most everyone enjoys talking about this new future. It is the big vision they have for themselves and the goals that have yet to be attained. They talk about all parts of their life…mainly because I ask them about it. Just this week I had more than a dozen conversations with people I barely know about their vision. There is clarity about what they want, yet they can’t put into words what keeps them from their success.

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073 Jeff Root | Small Audience, Big Reward

073-Jeff-Root-LITT-bwMost people believe you have to have a business that attracts huge volumes of people, but in this new age of online business, you create a strong business in a narrow niche.

Jeff Root began his insurance career the traditional way as defined by the thousands of people before him.  Jeff knew there was a better way and even a way that allowed him location independence.  Jeff figured out how to sell life insurance online and has created a podcast to share his strategies and tips. No matter what business you are in you can learn loads from Jeff and his approach with Modern Life Insurance Selling Podcast.

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072 Billy Boughey | Beginning With The End In Mind

Billy Boughey You must, must, must know where you are going.  The vision that you see is essential to achieving your goals.  Billy Boughey started his business with a vision that pulled him through his goals.  Billy wanted to create unique experiences in all the events he was involved with.

He has been blessed to work with brands such as Coca Cola, Chick-fil-a, John Maxwell and Leadercast.  Billy shares his journey to creating Elevate Live Events and the moments that he endured while “in the trenches” of his business.

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071 Gene Hammett |Get Rich in the Niche

Get Rich in NicheWhy do some businesses take off and others get stuck?  This is a big question that really perplexes so many people.  It really comes down to two parts. The first we discuss in this episode which are the fundamentals to business, specifically “who do your serve”.  The second is speed of implementation.  However, if you don’t have the these fundamentals in place…you will likely be chasing the wrong strategy.  Listen in to discover what you can do to find out more about getting rich in the niche.  This is so much more than just money. Share the LOVE and TWEET about this episode. [Read more...]

070 Todd Nienkerk | Hiring Right To Scale Your Company

Todd NienkerkGood leaders know the value of good employees with a specific skill for the job.  Great leaders know that you hire people and train for skills.

Todd Nienkerk is the co-founder of Four Kitchens, a digital agency that exploded on the market.  Todd shares the value of hiring people that can think through creative and innovative projects for their clients.  They don’t just do websites…they create cutting edge, dynamic solutions for their clients.

Hiring the right people is essential to success and Todd discusses his use of progressive management practices.  He believes that when you hire the right employees you can offer amazing perks that will not be abused like unlimited paid vacation (does that scare you?).

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069 Susan Friedmann | Riches in Niches-Don’t Let your Fears Stop You

Susan FriedmannNiching is the #1 way I know to set a solid foundation to establish your brand. It is all about positioning yourself as the authority and standing out from the crowd around you.

Susan Friedmann, the author of “Riches in Niches”, an international best selling book shares amazing wisdom here in this episode. Susan talks about the fears that keep people from finding their profitable niche.

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068 David Meerman Scott | On the Web, You Are What You Publish

David Meerman ScottWhen you publish content on the web, it is searchable by everyone (fact).  When you publish valuable content, it positions you as an authority (fact).  When you publish crap…well, you get the point.

David Meerman Scott, author of many books on Sales and Marketing like “The New Rules of Marketing & PR”, talks about how content creation is changing.  He shares specific insights that you can use to attract new clients.  Listen in hear for tremendous value and take action on it today.

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067 Nick Unsworth | Why Your Inner Belief is So Important to Success

Nick UnsworthFailure is part of business. Failure is something that all of us have faced.  Even the millionaires and billionaires of our society have encountered failure.Today, we talk with Nick Unsworth who shared how he overcame eleven failures before he found success.

Think about that for a second.  Eleven times Nick had to face not being right and losing tons of money.  But the key here is how he kept going. In short, it was his inner belief that he could do it.  Nick talks about mindset and the amazing mentors in his life to help him find the right steps to real success.

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066 Janice Marturano | The Keys to Practical Leadership and Not Losing Yourself

Janice MarturanoEvery business owner I know understands that leadership is a key aspect of growth.  Leadership is not the “command and control” type of approach to delegating.  Real leadership is so much more.

Our guest today is Janice Marturano, and she shares the four areas of leadership excellence in this interview.  Plus, we talk about the two competencies of excellence in leadership.  Janice spent more than 30 years being a leader and now her mission is to help others become the leaders they want to be.

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065 Gene Hammett with Jared Easley and Kimanzi Constable | Work Hard Play Hard Summit in Maui – Part 3

JaredAndKimanziMost conferences are usually structured the same. We walk way with tons of useful information, but rarely do we build lasting friends or more importantly, transform our businesses because of attending these events. Think back on the last conference you attended…what have you applied to your business? How about the stack of business cards you collected there that just sits on your desk?
Well, the 3 of us understand, so Jared Easley (Host of Starve the Doubts) and Kimanzi Constable (Author of “Are You Living or Just Existing?”) and I created a new and different kind of conference. Discover more about the WORK HARD PLAY HARD SUMMIT here in this episode. We tell you all about the “work hard” part of this experience. Get an overview of this whole experience in Part 1 (on the Starve the Doubts podcast) and for Part 2, we discuss the “play hard” at KimanziConstable.com.

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