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LTB 34 | Getting Ready To Outsource

How to Know When You’re Ready to Outsource—with Nathan Hirsch

Trying to cut labor and operational costs? You may want to outsource less critical operations so you can save money and focus on the core aspects of your business. But how do you know where to start? How do you know when you’re ready to outsource?

In this episode, I interview Nathan Hirsch, a successful entrepreneur and expert on remote hiring and eCommerce selling, about the ins and outs of outsourcing. Nathan is the co-founder and CEO of FreeeUp.com, a marketplace that connects businesses and pre-vetted freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing and much more. Nathan explains why outsourcing is a win-win for both business owners and hirees, outlines his proven method for deciding which tasks are your highest priority to outsource, identifies common mistakes to avoid when bringing outside talent onboard, and shares some practical tips on how to delegate effectively to free up your time.

In today’s rapidly changing world, outsourcing is indispensable for businesses that strive to scale faster than ever before, and I’m so excited to share this eye-opening interview with you.

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LTB 35 | Applying Military Skillsets

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from a Combat Veteran—with Waldo Waldman

While I recorded this interview several weeks ago, I cannot think of a more appropriate time to release it. There is no question we’re all in a kind of war right now, and to get through it will require a military mindset. This week’s guest, Waldo Waldman, knows a thing or two about the mindset and discipline you need to lead your company even through the most difficult obstacles.

Waldo Waldman is a highly-experienced F-16 fighter pilot with over 65 real-world combat missions, a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller book, Never Fly Solo.

In this interview, Waldo breaks down the importance of your winning mindset, staying focused on your mission even when “missiles” are heading your way, and how to build trust, discipline and revenue-producing relationships with your employees, partners, and customers. This interview reveals so much about how we can use crucial combat lessons to become better leaders and entrepreneurs. Listen and enjoy!

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LTB 33 | LinkedIn Learning

Never Stop Learning With Mordy Golding

Never stop feeding your brain with knowledge because constant learning allows you to grow and develop life skills.

Today with Meny Hoffman is  Mordy Golding, the Director of Content for LinkedIn Learning.  They talk about LinkedIn Learning in particular and discuss the importance of constantly educating oneself and growing. Mordy then shares the top LinkedIn job requirements, top skills you’ve got to learn, and the differences between soft skills and hard skills. Absorbing knowledge has its limits, and with this, he shows you how much you need to learn, what you need to do, and how you need to do it. Finally, pay close attention to how Mordy shares their transition from Lynda.com to LinkedIn acquiring Lynda, and Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn.

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LTB 32 | Success In Sales

The Pillars of Sales Success with Berry Schwartz

Is sales a learnable skill? If you have to do sales in any capacity (a.k.a. all of us), then this episode is for you. This week’s guest is sales expert Berry Schwartz. Berry runs a highly sought-after consulting and sales training company where he coaches business owners and sales teams on how to hit their sales goals.

Berry and I discussed how to transform your relationship with selling from dread to joy, what differentiates successful salespeople from those that fail, the four pillars of consistently closing sales, and the mindset you need to generate revenue from every lead, qualified or not. If you want to hear some proven, practical tips to become better at sales, starting now, give this one a listen!

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LTB 33 | Reinvent Yourself

Reinvent Yourself, Reinvent Your Business—with Damian Mason

This week’s guest,Damian Mason, has quite an interesting story. He started out his career as a comedian dressing as Bill Clinton at corporate events and ended up becoming a renowned keynote speaker in all 50 states and seven foreign countries.

Today, he shares with us how he reinvented himself, and how you can do the same.

Damian is a businessman, agriculturist, speaker, podcaster, writer, and consultant whose passion centers on two subjects—business and agriculture, and he is one of only 900 public speakers in the world to hold the Certified Speaking Professional designation. In this episode, with real-world examples injected with energy and humor, Damian provides thought-provoking, practical tools for adapting your business to the future. As he says, “Reinvent, because nobody cares how good you used to be.”

He also discusses the four traits every business owner needs to have to be successful and breaks down the practical steps to reinvention—including changing one’s habits. This episode with Damian is terrific—and we went into many details that I didn’t even know we would be covering. I highly recommend you give it a listen!

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The Art of Beliefology: Transformation to a New You—with Brad Blazar

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Struggling to get your business to the next level? Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we hit a wall in our growth.

But if you’re ready to dream big anyway, believe in yourself, and never give up, this episode is for you. My guest this week isBrad Blazar, an entrepreneur and sales leader who has led teams that have raised $2 billion dollars for some of the financial service industry’s leading firms. His book, On the Wings of Eagles: Learning to Soar, was rated as a number one top read for young entrepreneurs. He is also the Founder of The Art of Beliefology™, which teaches people how to change their limiting beliefs and create new habits that transform their future.

Drawing upon stories from his encounters and meetings with some of the world’s most influential thought leaders in sports, business, and politics, Brad offers a concise outline of how to identify your limiting beliefs and overcome them so you can scale your business. Brad and I also discuss what separates great salespeople from the average ones, and the four vital elements most salespeople are missing. There is so much valuable information packed into this interview! Listen and enjoy 🙂

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LTB 31 | Home And Work Balance

Managing the Balancing Act Between Home and Work—with Jeff Mask

If growing your business is resulting in strained family relationships, inefficiency at work, and poor physical or mental health, I want to introduce you to Jeff Mask, a world-renowned speaker and business coach. After beating cancer and then building multiple million-dollar businesses, Jeff has unlocked the mystery to thriving in the workplace while also being successful at home.

In this interview, Jeff and I discuss how to achieve this elusive harmony and cultivate confidence, clarity, and a world-class culture at your company while providing peace, prosperity, and passion in your personal life. Pay close attention to the practical tips Jeff shares to start spending more time with your family and letting your team know about it. I love this episode because we dive into how you can build both your company and your relationships with the people who matter most.

Listen and enjoy!

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How To Win as an Amazon Seller—with James Thomson

Building a brand on Amazon is different than doing so on any other offline channel. If you want insight into what works and doesn’t work, then I highly encourage you to listen to my fascinating interview with James Thomson, a partner at Buy Box Experts, a managed service agency supporting brands selling online. James is the former business head of Amazon Services, the division of Amazon responsible for recruiting tens of thousands of sellers annually to the Amazon marketplace. James also served as the first Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) account manager. In 2015, James Cofounded the Prosper Show, a continuing education conference for large Amazon sellers. In 2017, he published the book, The Amazon Marketplace Dilemma designed for brand executives seeking to optimize the distribution strategy on the Amazon marketplace.

James will give us the inside scoop on what most sellers don’t get about how Amazon works and how the concept of loyalty on Amazon is something different from what brands are used to having in other channels. Learn what’s critical for brands to think about when assessing how they’re positioned, how to drive brand awareness on and outside of the platform, and how you can compete with big-box names.

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