To lead is to serve, and to truly serve is to CARE—Connect, Achieve, Respect, and Empower. On this week’s incredibly valuable episode, I chat with Alden Mills—a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander and the CEO of Perfect Fitness, one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Alden is a long-term entrepreneur with over 40 patents and more than 25 years of experience working with high-performance teams.
Don’t miss this fascinating and empowering discussion as we tackle how to lead with the unstoppable mindset of a Navy SEAL. We talk about focusing on what you can control, what it means to lead with CARE, and the difference between the whiner and the whisperer. This interview is full of golden nuggets and no-nonsense advice to help you lead better.
Listen and enjoy!
It takes great leadership to build great teams, and if you want to have a productive, collaborative workforce, then be sure to not miss my interview with Zev Freundlich, founder of TeamCorp. For over 20 years, Zev has facilitated team-building events, workshops, and seminars to help business owners foster camaraderie among their team members, improve their company’s culture, and create a more productive, positive work environment. At Ptex Group, we were fortunate to have him facilitate some events for our team members, and the outcome was phenomenal. I realized how important it is to bring Zev to the show so other leaders could learn more about how to help their teams thrive.
Without further ado, here is my interview with Zev.
Sometimes in the world of business, we’re thrown into the deep end and faced with two options: sink or swim. This week’s guest, Chagit Leviev-Sofiev, the CEO and President of Leviev Group USA joins us this week to tell us her fascinating story and the lessons she learned along her journey—which all started with moving from Israel to America to run the U.S. arm of a multi-billion dollar business founded by her father, renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev. Chagit discusses what happens when you’re thrust into a new situation as an outsider and forced to make difficult choices; how to hire the right people; the unique challenges facing women leaders and entrepreneurs; the importance of giving back to the community; and more. There are so many golden nuggets in this interview. I encourage you to listen and enjoy!
Do you own your business or career… or does it own YOU?
In this “time and effort” economy, we often think that the more hours we work and effort we make, the more value we create in our businesses or professional lives. My guest this week, David Finkel is here to prove that myth wrong. A Wall Street Journal bestselling author, syndicated columnist for Inc.com, Forbes.com, and CEOWorld.com, the CEO of Maui Mastermind and author of the book, The Freedom Formula, David believes that building a successful business shouldn’t mean sacrificing ourselves, our families, or our health. He teaches business owners and professionals how we can refocus our energy and structure our days and priorities in order to create the maximum value for our companies, so we can truly reclaim the freedom to live the lives we desire.
I’d venture to say that there’s no business in the world that has NOT been affected by COVID over the past three months.
Some for the better, some for the worse, but I don’t know a single business that’s the same right now as it was before weeks of stay-at-home orders and the tidal wave of social and economic fallout that came as a result.
We all know that social media, when done right, is a powerful tool for growing your audience, generating leads, and scaling your business. But with so many social media platforms (Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Tiktok?) and no shortage of social media “gurus” offering their advice as to the best strategy—it can be difficult to know where to start, how to post, and when to pivot.
That’s why I’m thrilled to have the “Queen of Social Media” Rachel Pedersenon the show to clear up some of the confusion. Recognized by Content Marketing Institute as one of the Most Influential Online Marketers, Rachel is a highly sought after Social Media Strategist and educator and the founder and CEO of The Viral Touch and Social Media United, a leading online university for those aspiring to become successful social media managers and strategists.
Rachel answers some of the most common questions I hear from business owners about social media: “How do I decide which social media platform is best for business?” “What are the secrets to successfully growing my audience?” “What are the pros and cons of outsourcing my social media management?” … And so much more.
If you want some practical tips for leveraging this powerful tool to grow your business, then be sure to listen and enjoy!
Your sales team is one of the most important aspects of your larger team because, without them, your business isn’t actually making money. You have to make sure that your sales team is always in optimal working condition so that they can communicate and sell as effectively as they can. Meny Hoffman is joined by Rene Zamora, the President of Sales Manager Now. Together, they talk about the importance of keeping your sales team sharp and strong. Check in on your sales team today, and see if they’re the best they can be!
Ironing out business strategies will always be a vital part of the process, but do you ever get the sense that you’re getting stuck on the strategy level? “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” and this holds true in business as well. You can have the most solidly constructed business strategies in the world, but without the proper execution, those plans will soon go off the rails. Kim Bohr is a speaker, coveted executive advisor, and the CEO of the Innovare Group. Together, Kim and Meny discuss the importance of tight execution to complement well-made business strategies. It’s time to move out of the bubble and put what you know in practice!