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Momentum for the Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT)

English, Financial News, 1 season, 904 episodes, 2 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes
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The Momentum Podcast is for those who of us who think differently — made especially for empire builders, game-changers, trailblazers, record makers, and creators of all kinds. Those among us who can’t turn it off, and don’t know why anyone would want to. We challenge complacency, destroy apathy, and we are obsessed with creating momentum. While the rest of the world strives for average and clings desperately to the status quo, you and I are compelled to move forward and change the world. We are the minority, the few, who are willing to hallucinate there could be a better future. Instead of just daydreaming of what could be, we endure the vulnerability and exposure it takes to make it real. We are the evolutionary hunters. The most important people in the world because entrepreneurs are the only source of consistent, positive human evolution, and we always will be.
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905 - Final Episodes 6 of 6

Join Alex in this emotional final episode of the Momentum Podcast as he reflects on the journey of over 900 episodes. With transparency and vulnerability, Alex shares the significance of this moment as he bids farewell to the podcast that has been a weekly staple since 2016. From discussing the evolution of his understanding of entrepreneurial personality types to the decision to close down his company and embark on a new chapter with his wife Cadey, Alex opens up about the deep personal growth he's experienced. Through heartfelt gratitude to listeners and a commitment to continued connection, Alex invites you to share in the reflection and celebration of this transformative moment. Tune in for an inspiring conclusion to a decade-long podcast journey.
4/30/202413 minutes, 36 seconds
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904 - Final Episodes 5 of 6 Self Love Continuum

Join Alex on this episode of Momentum for the Entrepreneurial Personality Type as he unveils his groundbreaking framework for understanding self-love. Drawing from years of personal exploration, Alex shares insights and practical steps to help listeners navigate the complex terrain of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-appreciation. Alex guides listeners on a transformative journey towards true self-love. From the crucial step of self-awareness to the profound impact of prioritizing self-care and positive habits, this episode offers invaluable wisdom and perspective for anyone striving to cultivate a deeper connection with themselves. Discover the power of embracing your true self and unlocking a life of purpose, fulfillment, and boundless possibility. Join Alex as he unravels the mysteries of the self-love continuum and empowers listeners to embark on their own journey of growth and healing.
4/19/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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903 - Final Episodes 4 of 6 Radical Optimization

With only three episodes remaining in this podcast’s run, Alex Charfen shares his deepest insights into entrepreneurship, specifically focusing on optimization. Entrepreneurs growing businesses are often held back by the limitations their lifestyle places on them. Through the process of radical optimization, entrepreneurs can set their focus on personal growth in their health, wellness, sleep, and relationships. When you sharpen the focus you have on putting fuel into your tank, your output will increase exponentially. In this episode, you will learn how the process of radical optimization can set you on the path to success in your business and beyond.
4/12/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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902 - Final Episodes 3 of 6 Know Your Body, Know Your Self

In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, join Alex as he delves into the critical concept of radical transparency in both personal and professional life. With a candid reflection on his own journey, Alex explores how avoiding honesty can impact our physical health and decision-making processes. Through personal anecdotes and insights, he highlights the transformative power of listening to one's body, adopting embodiment practices, and prioritizing happiness over external validation. Tune in to discover how embracing transparency and self-care can lead to greater fulfillment and momentum in your life.  
4/5/202416 minutes
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901 - Final Episodes 2 of 6 The Trauma Advantage

As Alex and Cadey, make the monumental decision to close down their company and podcast, they embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. In this episode, Alex delves into the topic of processing trauma and its profound impact on entrepreneurs' lives. Alex shares his own experiences and those of entrepreneurs he's worked with, highlighting the pervasive nature of unprocessed trauma and its manifestation in various aspects of life, from anxiety attacks to feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. Through poignant stories and introspection, Alex illustrates how unaddressed trauma can hinder success and fulfillment, urging listeners to confront their own emotional wounds. As Alex and Cadey embark on a new chapter in their lives, they invite listeners to join them in their quest for deeper connection, understanding, and contribution. With heartfelt gratitude for their listeners' support, Alex reaffirms their commitment to returning with a renewed sense of purpose and vision.
3/29/202421 minutes
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900 - Final Episodes 1 of 6 What Hustle Should Be

Join Alex in this podcast episode as he candidly shares his decision to wind down the Momentum podcast after eight impactful years. With over 900 episodes under his belt, Alex reflects on the entrepreneurial journey, addressing the pervasive myth of hustle culture and the toll it takes on well-being. Drawing from personal experience and scientific insights, he delves into the physiological and psychological effects of chronic overwork, urging entrepreneurs to prioritize self-care and balance. Through his own journey of self-discovery alongside his wife, Cadey, Alex emphasizes the importance of aligning with one's true passions and values. As they embark on a new chapter of exploration and growth, Alex leaves listeners with profound wisdom on navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship with authenticity and intentionality. Tune in to gain invaluable insights and bid farewell to a transformative era of the Momentum podcast.
3/22/202416 minutes, 33 seconds
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899 - The 15-Minute Morning Marriage Hack

In this episode, Alex delves into the unique challenges faced by married entrepreneurs, drawing from over a decade of coaching couples in business together. He shares a personal story about a friend seeking advice on reigniting passion in his marriage, revealing a simple yet powerful 15-minute daily alignment practice he and his wife, Cadey, have used for years. Alex emphasizes the importance of intentional time and attention in fostering intimacy, offering practical insights and tools for nurturing relationships amidst the demands of entrepreneurship. Join Alex and Cadey as they unveil their Personal Operating System and learn how to supercharge your relationship and business success. Tune in to the upcoming webinar on April 4th, 2024, at 4:00 PM to discover more about this transformative system. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionize your entrepreneurial journey and relationships. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
3/15/202410 minutes, 52 seconds
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898 - Work-Life Balance is a Lie

Join Alex as he challenges the traditional concept of work-life balance. In this episode, he advocates for integration— seamlessly blending work and life. Explore the three essential alignments for entrepreneurial success: alignment with oneself, relationships, and business. Alex shares personal experiences, highlighting the transformative impact of clear systems and routines. Discover the forthcoming promotion where Alex will teach the Personal Operating System, prioritizing clarity and confidence. This episode offers practical insights and a roadmap for entrepreneurs seeking to redefine their approach, seamlessly integrate work and life, and create a fulfilling existence. Tune in to Alex's perspective on work-life harmony and gain valuable insights for your entrepreneurial journey. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
3/8/202413 minutes, 50 seconds
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897 - Effective Delegation for Entrepreneurial Businesses

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3/1/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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896 - Master the Mindset of A Multi-Million Dollar Business Owner

In this episode Alex talks about how running multiple million dollar businesses changed the way he thought about them from the outside. It’s easy to think million dollar businesses have it all figured out and in order but they don’t. In this episode Alex gives you an inside perspective to have they are on the inside and the struggles of running them. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
2/23/202417 minutes, 59 seconds
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895 - How to Build a High Performing Team

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2/16/202411 minutes, 24 seconds
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894 - What No One Tells You About Growing a Team

As entrepreneurs when our business starts growing it’s easy for us to want to grow our team along with it. But in the long run this can damage your business by creating overwhelm and frustration with you and your team. In this episode Alex talks about his mistakes in the past and how they affected him and his team. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
2/9/202420 minutes, 18 seconds
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893 - The Surprising Truth About Scaling a Million-Dollar Business

Reaching a million dollars in your business isn't the finish line; it can be one of the most stressful points in your entrepreneurial journey. You're caught between limited resources and growing responsibilities, and you face a pivotal choice. You can either stick to a personality-driven approach, where daily tasks overwhelm you, or pivot to a process-driven strategy that lets your team handle operations while you focus on the bigger picture. In this podcast, you will learn how to transition to a process-driven business empowers you as a visionary and ensures your business thrives even when you're not in the driver's seat. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
2/2/202417 minutes, 40 seconds
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892 - How to Achieve Business Success Through Operational Excellence

In this episode, Alex talks about why operations are important. How they can change your business and relieve constraints off your team and yourself. This will be a game changer for you and everyone in your business and will create flow. If you want to know how to do this, this episode is for you! Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
1/26/202416 minutes, 5 seconds
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891 - Unlocking Entrepreneurial Freedom: Escaping the Daily Grind

Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
1/19/202416 minutes, 32 seconds
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889 - Redefining Success: Beyond the Hustle

In this week's episode, Alex reflects on his 20s and how trying to reach his goals so fast might have been his downfall. he was running so hard to reach his goals but ended up not knowing what direction he was running in. he was so stressed that it lead to him not taking care of himself in the process. Alex talks about how when you are in this space you can stop and take time for intention so you don't end up getting overwhelmed to the point he did.  Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
1/12/202411 minutes, 27 seconds
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889 - Redefining Success: Beyond the Hustle

In this episode, Alex challenges the pervasive hustle culture in entrepreneurship. He shares how entrepreneurs can shift from relentless hustle to a more intentional, regulated approach. The episode explores the paradox of hustle versus stillness, emphasizing the power of creating momentum from stillness. It questions the myth that success only comes from constant activity and urges entrepreneurs to redefine success by taking moments of stillness to inquire within. Gain insights into the importance of clarity, timeless activities, and aligning with personal strengths. Embrace stillness, spend 10 minutes in reflection, and witness the enhanced creativity that follows. As a bonus, Alex also introduces the Ten Day Natural Thirst Challenge. Visit getthirstynow.com to embark on a transformative ten-day journey to lasting hydration. Join Alex in this thought-provoking episode, challenging hustle norms and unveiling the path to success through stillness and intentional living. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
1/5/202414 minutes, 40 seconds
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888 - Avoiding Entrepreneurial Distraction

Join Alex in this impactful podcast episode sparked by a member's query from the private Black Friday Facebook group. He addresses the universal struggle of staying focused amid distractions. Drawing from personal experiences, he emphasizes the need for resilience and presence before distraction strikes. Learn how to navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship by building intentional morning rituals and routines. Alex shares insights on leveraging sensitivity as an evolutionary hunter and highlights the role of self-care in maintaining focus. Tune in for practical tips to overcome distraction and harness your inner focus on the entrepreneurial journey. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
12/29/202314 minutes, 9 seconds
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887 - End Holiday Overwhelm

Join Alex in this podcast episode as he shares a personal journey of overcoming overwhelm, especially during the bustling holiday season. Discover the power of a simple 20-minute walk in transforming the pressures and noise of entrepreneurship into a confident stride. In this episode, Alex outlines a practical three-step process to shift from overwhelm to confidence. From clarifying today and getting everything out of your head to creating a partially known outcome, these steps provide a clear path forward. Experience the physiological shift that accompanies this exercise, bringing clarity, momentum, and a sense of peace. As the holiday season unfolds, discover the importance of admitting when you're overwhelmed and embracing an act of self-love and self-care. Whether you're an evolutionary hunter navigating the challenges of business or simply seeking tools to stay grounded during the holidays, this episode offers practical guidance for maintaining momentum and achieving success. Tune in and equip yourself with the tools to walk out of overwhelm and into a confident and clear state of mind. Here's to your momentum this holiday season and beyond! Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
12/22/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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886 - Identify Discomfort for Momentum

On this episode of the Momentum Podcast, Alex delves into the crucial yet often overlooked aspect of discomfort. As eternal optimists, entrepreneurs tend to ignore their discomfort, hindering progress and creating operational drag. Discover a transformative daily practice from the momentum planner system that addresses this issue. Through candid discussions, Alex shares personal experiences and universal challenges faced by entrepreneurs, offering practical strategies to identify and tackle discomfort. Uncover the power of self-awareness, optimism, and adaptability in navigating the entrepreneurial journey, and learn how acknowledging discomfort can pave the way for massive momentum, increased productivity, and a more fulfilling entrepreneurial life. Tune in for valuable insights, actionable tips, and a fresh perspective on achieving success in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
12/15/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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885 - No Visionary Joy

As visionaries, we always want to be doing everything, everywhere, all at once. We always see everything in the future as bright and vibrant, which results in us planning too much not only for ourselves but also for our team and setting unrealistic expectations, thus setting ourselves up for disappointment. In this episode, I will show you how to break free from this mindset. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
12/8/202317 minutes, 5 seconds
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884 - Stop Meditating and Do This

In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Alex challenges conventional meditation practices and introduces a transformative alternative – "time in neutral." Drawing inspiration from a conversation with Joe Rogan and Naval Ravikant, he shares personal insights and experiences in navigating central nervous system regulation. Learn how spending 20 minutes in a neutral state, free from expectations, can bring about profound mental clarity, awareness, and momentum. In this episode, Alex also delves into the importance of hydration and introduces the ten-day Natural Thirst challenge. Join the movement to redefine self-care and share your journey for a chance to connect and inspire. It's time to shift gears and embark on a life-changing exploration of mental wellness. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
12/1/202316 minutes
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883 - Create Lasting Transformation

In this Momentum Podcast episode, join Alex on a transformative journey as he shares insights into the pursuit of momentum, creation of new realities, and the optimization of self. Challenging the conventional approach to transformation, Alex delves into the importance of process, structure, and routine in achieving lasting change. Tune in to explore the power of daily habits, from the simple act of hydrating to the implementation of a personal operating system. Transformation is not just a moment but a daily commitment to progress. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/24/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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882 - Deeper into the Contribution Equation

Welcome to the Momentum Podcast, where host Alex Charfen dives deep into the stories of successful individuals, exploring the patterns that lead to their achievements. In episode 882, titled "Deeper into the Contribution Equation," Alex introduces a powerful framework he calls the Contribution Equation—a four-step process derived from his extensive research into the lives of successful people. Join Alex on this transformative journey as he reveals the steps to lower pressure and noise, increase protection and support, allow strengths and abilities to surface, and ultimately make your greatest contribution. As an entrepreneur and visionary, Alex shares insights that can change your life, providing a roadmap to create momentum and make a lasting impact. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/21/202323 minutes, 24 seconds
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881 - Overcome Overwhelm Fast

In this podcast episode, join Alex as he dives deep into the world of overwhelm, a condition that plagues many evolutionary hunters. As driven individuals, evolutionary hunters are wired to be in constant momentum, contributing, creating, and making things happen. However, the relentless pressure and noise of daily life can lead to a state of overwhelming frustration, questioning one's own existence. Akex shares personal experiences and insights gained from coaching numerous entrepreneurs through overwhelming moments. He dissects the root causes of overwhelm, attributing it to the combination of high-pressure noise and an unknown outcome. The episode explores how overwhelm manifests and the various forms it can take, from panic attacks to physical symptoms. But fear not, as Alex provides a proven strategy to break free from overwhelm. The key lies in a two-step process: clarifying today and establishing a partially known outcome. Listeners will learn the importance of a 20-minute walk to clear the mind, followed by putting pen to paper to articulate the sources of overwhelm. This simple act brings clarity, shrinking the overwhelming thoughts and creating a tangible list to address. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/17/202319 minutes, 56 seconds
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880 - Loops and Spirals

As entrepreneurs, we always want to be moving forward, making progress, and maintaining momentum. It's the best feeling for us; that's why we often find ourselves caught in what I call entrepreneurial loops and spirals, especially when there's a perceived loss of momentum. In this episode, Alex delves deep into what loops and spirals can look like and how you can break free from them. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and discover how we can help you overcome overwhelm and bring calm to the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/14/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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879 - Entrepreneurial Suppression, Going Deeper

As entrepreneurs, sometimes we feel the need to dull ourselves and our abilities. If you are an entrepreneur you are probably reading this and thinking "I've done that before" You aren't alone. In this episode, Alex talks about the times he's done this and what he does to prevent himself from doing it now.  Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/10/202319 minutes, 20 seconds
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878 - Momentum, Our Life Force

In today's episode, Alex talks about why momentum is important. Alex has studied momentum for years now and has figured out how to create massive amounts of momentum in his day-to-day life. join Alex in this episode while he discusses how he creates momentum and how you can too. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/7/202319 minutes, 23 seconds
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877 - The Three Awakenings of the Entrepreneur

There are times as an entrepreneur when you just want to shut down that drive you have and be like everyone else but you can't. You can't turn off who you are. The first awakening of every entrepreneur in history is when they realized they were different. The second is the discovery of innate motivation. The third is hearing the call of contribution, that voice that's saying you need to do more, be more and leave more behind. Once you realize who you're meant to be there's no way you can turn it off. You will move forward. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
11/3/202319 minutes, 28 seconds
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876 - The Four Archetypes of Human Beings

There are four archetypes of people in the world, and entrepreneurs fit one category over nearly all others. In this episode, Alex discusses the archetype of entrepreneurs and how they are radically different from other people. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
10/31/202323 minutes, 31 seconds
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875 - Evolutionary Hunter Revisited

The Entrepreneurial Personality Type content was introduced into the market in 2015, at Genius Network with Joe Polish, and almost immediately people said that they needed more.  They wanted to understand more, and they identified with the Entrepreneurial Personality Type and it changed their lives just listening to that presentation. That might sound like an exaggeration, but that presentation at Genius changed my life. And for years people have been asking to go back to the very beginning of the podcast and re-record the Entrepreneurial Personality Type episodes. This is crucially important content for anybody who's an entrepreneur to understand and to be able to create more momentum in our lives, to understand ourselves better, to move things forward, to understand how we react to the world as entrepreneurs. Now, I share this episode with gratitude and with excitement and with everything that I've learned since I first introduced this all the way back in 2015. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
10/27/202313 minutes, 5 seconds
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10/20/202319 minutes, 16 seconds
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873 - 7 Figure Burnout and How to Avoid It

Join Alex this week as he discusses 7-figure burnout and how to prevent it. Growing a business can be stressful and take time away from your personal life. in this episode, Alex teaches how to organize your business so you can take time for yourself. set you and your team up for success! Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
10/13/202316 minutes, 24 seconds
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872 - Millionaire By 23: How Lauren Tickner Turned Chaos into Clarity

Today is an incredibly exciting episode of the Momentum Podcast. We are joined by friend, client, and entrepreneurial wonder, Lauren Tickner. She is an extraordinary entrepreneur. She runs a company called Impact School that helps people make a massive impact through increasing their audience on social media and turning it into a true lead generation powerhouse for businesses. Here's what makes Lauren so incredible: She is part of the new, incredibly evolved group of entrepreneurs that have landed on this planet that have chosen to join us here, that are capable of doing more and affecting more and putting more out there and making a massive contribution in the world. In the past year, I've gotten to know her better and to understand her business and understand what she actually does and how she helps people. The processing capacity that she has to understand where she is, what she needs and what she needs to do to get to where she's going is incredible. It has humbled, impressed, and inspired me in the time that I've known her, and we hope it does the same for you. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
10/6/202345 minutes, 52 seconds
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871 - Measurement Creates Momentum

9/29/202321 minutes, 9 seconds
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870 - How to Overcome Burnout and Never Let it Happen Again

In this episode Alex discusses burnout among entrepreneurs and the physical and mental toll it takes on individuals. He emphasizes the importance of self-care, including staying hydrated and regulating one's central nervous system, to prevent burnout and optimize business performance. He firmly believes that burnout is not a necessary part of entrepreneurship and encourages entrepreneurs to prioritize their well-being. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
9/22/202318 minutes, 18 seconds
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869 - Billionaire Principles for Success (Part two)

Individually self-made billionaires look fundamentally different. When we compare one against the other, it's hard to see what makes them similar, and easy to see what makes them eccentric and unique. Through obsessive research of successful people throughout history, I developed the 10 Habits of the Self Made Billionaire. I was able to confirm and get even closer to the results these patterns created in my professional career when I worked side-by-side with and consulted with individuals who went from somewhat humble beginnings to 10 figure wealth and massive contribution. The secret is, self-made billionaires are just like you and I, only with the habits that create success. The good news is, you can adopt these habits as well, and you don't have to be a billionaire. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
9/15/202318 minutes, 32 seconds
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868 - Time Blocks, Blind Spots, and Integrators v. Operators

Welcome to The Momentum Podcast. In this episode, we'll explore the key strategies for maximizing productivity and ensuring success in today's fast-paced business world. This episode was created from a live Q&A inside of the Simple Operations Facebook community, held by Alex every Thursday, and hosted by community manager Yhennifer Santos.   If you'd like to join one of these Q&A's live, they're hosted every Thursday at simpleoperations.com/community. Join now and submit your questions for this week’s conversation. Win the morning to win the day. By planning and identifying your top three priorities in the morning, you set yourself up for a successful day. There are several blind spots that entrepreneurs often overlook when building remote teams of 1 to 5 people. Having an operating system in place, emphasizing quarterly planning, documenting processes, and fostering clear communication can help you overcome them. Many entrepreneurs resist structure and routine, but that implementing an operating system can significantly reduce anxiety, build trust within the team, and drive productivity. We'll also touch on the difference between an integrator and an operator within a company's organizational structure. We'll explain how an operator runs the system, ensuring that even if they are unavailable, the company's processes continue to function smoothly. This reduces the risk associated with relying solely on an individual to manage operations. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey  
9/13/202316 minutes, 41 seconds
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867 - Billionaire Principles for Success (Part 1)

Individually self-made billionaires look fundamentally different. When we compare one against the other, it's hard to see what makes them similar, and easy to see what makes them eccentric and unique. Through obsessive research of successful people throughout history, I developed the 10 Habits of the Self Made Billionaire. I was able to confirm and get even closer to the results these patterns created in my professional career when I worked side-by-side with and consulted with individuals who went from somewhat humble beginnings to 10 figure wealth and massive contribution. The secret is, self-made billionaires are just like you and I, only with the habits that create success. The good news is, you can adopt these habits as well, and you don't have to be a billionaire. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
9/8/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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866 - How to Create Effective Customer Feedback Loops

Join host Alex in this insightful episode as he explores the pivotal role of feedback loops in business operations. Discover the benefits of direct communication with customers and members and the critical decision of implementing real-time feedback versus centralized systems. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will learn: - What are feedback loops, and why are they vital for businesses? - Practical examples of effective feedback loop mechanisms. The significance of listening to your audience, regardless of your industry. - Cautionary tales of co-dependency and unrealistic expectations. Alex also shares his personal journey and experiences as an entrepreneur and coach with the evolving nature of feedback loops and the lessons learned. That's why he devenloped The Simple Operations system and its mission to enhance interactions within entrepreneurial teams. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
9/6/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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865 - Stay on the Right Side of the Entrepreneurial Personality

There are two sides to every entrepreneur. One side is the visionary leader, changing the world, driving progress, and making a lasting impact for good. The reverse is a being of destructive habits who can profoundly harm the people around them. The difference between the two comes down to Pressure and Noise. If you are going to reach your full potential, both are required for your success. The challenge for many entrepreneurs today is they're caught up in the hustle and impression that the only way to create success is to endure more noise than anyone else. This just isn't how it works. There is a path that great entrepreneurs throughout history have taken, it begins with making a commitment to lower pressure and noise. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
9/1/202317 minutes, 10 seconds
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864 - Why Entrepreneurs Fail at Planning

This episode was created from a live Q&A inside of the Simple Operations Facebook community, held by Alex every Thursday, and hosted by community manager Yhennifer Santos. In this Q&A, Alex returns from his vacation to Costa Rica, how entrepreneurs can approach taking vacations with a growing business, and how entrepreneurs can scale a massive empire, without having to be there every day. If you'd like to join one of these Q&A's live, they're hosted every thursday at simpleoperations.com/community. Join now and submit your questions for this week’s conversation. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
8/30/202314 minutes, 3 seconds
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863 - Ultimate Productivity for Entrepreneurs

In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, we are going to learn a cool way to get more stuff done, even if you feel like you don't have time. We are going to be using a tool called a time study. For two weeks, you write down what you're doing every 15 minutes. Guess what? You'll find out amazing things about yourself! You'll see where you spend time on things that don't help much. Then, you can do better things with your time. Imagine putting together a puzzle where each piece is a part of your day. Here's a special gift: visit howtohireanassistant.com. You'll find special documents that can help you do the time study. Whether you're just starting or need some help, these papers will guide you. Ready to start? Try the time study for two weeks. See how it changes your days. Share your results with us!. We're excited to cheer you on as you become a super productive entrepreneur. This is the Momentum Podcast. Your journey to being super productive starts at howtohireanassistant.com.
8/25/202314 minutes, 49 seconds
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862 - 230720 Facebok Live Q&A with Alex.

8/18/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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861 - Where Are You Spending Your Time? - Live Q&A with Alex Charfen

This episode was created from a live Q&A inside of the Simple Operations Facebook community, held by Alex every Thursday, and hosted by community manager Yhennifer Santos. In this Q&A, Alex and Yhennifer discussed how to create an inventory of where you are spending your time so you can get the leverage you need to get to the next level in your business. They also discussed how to put process, structure, and routine in place in your business so that you can execute consistently with your team. If you'd like to join one of these Q&A's live, they're hosted every thursday at simpleoperations.com/community. Join now and submit your questions for this week’s conversation. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
8/11/202336 minutes, 47 seconds
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860 - Entrepreneurs and 'Fight, Flight, Fawn or Freeze'

This podcast talks about how the fight or flight response, which has been expanded to fight, flight, freeze or fawn, can impact entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are physiologically sensitive, momentum-based beings who are highly reactive to constraint. Constraint can show up physiologically when we respond to difficult situations. While this survival mechanism can help entrepreneurs face their fears and succeed, it can also lead to burnout and feeling stuck. Entrepreneurs can get stuck in one of these four responses and remain there, leading them to build a company they don't want to be in.  Each of the four responses can show up in an entrepreneur's language and behavior. In this podcast, you will learn how to deal with these responses and how there is no one thing that can fix everything.
8/4/202320 minutes, 13 seconds
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859 - Addicted to Change and Programmed to Accept Failure

It's one of the most difficult realities of being an entrepreneur. In the beginning, when you are responsible for everything, failure becomes just another bump on the way to success. As you grow your business, you come to realize that the habits that you developed as you started your business are going to hold you back from success in the future. Growing a business is the ultimate form of personal development because it requires us to deprogram the mindset that we must change everything in order to be successful, and that creating a winning culture on your team is the only path to long-term success. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
7/28/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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858 - Company Update

In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, Alex gives a concise update on the state of Simple Operations as a business, and where he is personally after taking time to get clear on the direction he wanted to go in life and business. In this update, Alex also shares plans for upcoming products that are in development and will release later this year. Entrepreneurs who need to simplify their operations now have the ultimate tool in Simple Operations. We are excited to roll out the new and updated learning platform and membership experience. If you'd like more information and a demonstration of the new experience, apply for a call with our coaches at https://simpleoperations.com/survey
7/21/202310 minutes, 44 seconds
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857 - Freedom, Community, and Impact - Live Q&A with Alex Charfen

This episode was created from a live Q&A inside of the Simple Operations Facebook community, held by Alex every Thursday, and hosted by community manager Yhennifer Santos. In this Q&A, Alex and Yhennifer discussed what it means to have true freedom in your business, how to build a high quality community, and how to build deep company processes and feedback loops for both your team and your clients. If you'd like to join one of these Q&A's live, they're hosted every thursday at simpleoperations.com/community. Join now and submit your questions for this week’s conversation. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
7/14/202344 minutes, 33 seconds
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856 - What To Do When Your Business Is Losing Money

It’s the emergency every entrepreneur has nightmares about but we are all too scared to plan for. Alex Charfen has run and coached six-, seven-, and eight-figure businesses through crisis, economic challenges, and emergency situations. This might be the most important episode of this podcast because having this knowledge can save you so much time, heartache, and profitability in your company.   In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will learn the process for what to do when your business starts losing money, and how to navigate the challenges that come along with that.    Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey   
7/7/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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855 - What A-Players Really Want

When you’re running a business, you obviously want to hire the best employees to work in that business. The challenge is that the best employees are the most difficult to retain. Maybe you’ve had the experience of hiring someone who had all the makings of an A-Player, but they left after six months for a better opportunity. How can you keep the best employees and make sure they have what they need to succeed? The answer is process, structure, and routine. It is usually shocking when most entrepreneurs hear that. Ultimately, what A-Players want is to make a contribution in a secure place. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will learn how to surround your team with a web of support so that A-Players make a massive contribution and feel safe along the way. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
6/30/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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854 - Mandatory Behavioral Change for an Entrepreneur

6/23/202317 minutes, 17 seconds
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853 - Dear Future CEO

This is the letter I wish I had received before I became a CEO over 25 years ago. There is so much about accepting this position that we are not told or warned about. When we accept the position of CEO, we commit to being different than everyone else so that we can make a contribution greater than everyone else. It is the most difficult thing you will ever do, but the rewards are eternal. It is a position that carries with it so much responsibility that most can't take it. For the few, the committed, the obsessed who can't imagine anything else, this is for you.  This is the advice that you will not receive from anyone else. It is the truth of being the CEO you are called to be. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
6/16/202312 minutes, 24 seconds
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852 - Create Instant Momentum

6/9/202310 minutes, 42 seconds
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851 - Don't Make This Mistake in Conflict Resolution

6/2/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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850 - Podcast and Business Update

Over the past year of focusing on our product and working with entrepreneurs, we have reorganized Simple Operations as a business and we have been on a mission to understand the problems entrepreneurs need to solve in order to create momentum. Especially in the market today, creating a high-quality product and delivering it well are often overlooked.    In this podcast, I discuss the three types of CEOs: marketing visionaries, operational visionaries, and product visionaries. I am a product visionary who has focused on crafting a product that solves problems for entrepreneurs.We conceptualized this content in 2011 and have refined it over the last 10+ years.   We simplify operations, alleviate frustration, and empower operators to run businesses effectively. If you resonate with this description, reach out and discover how the Simple Operations system can help simplify operations and elevate your  business.   Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
5/26/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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849 - Protect Your Energy

For entrepreneurs, it is incredibly important to maximize your energy, engagement, and presence in order to make better decisions and be more productive. The advice commonly given to entrepreneurs, like grabbing coffee and immediately starting work, can negatively impact energy levels and lead to a massive crash, and I don’t just mean in the afternoons. In this podcast, you will learn how to optimize energy and productivity, including blocking blue light in the morning, maintaining your hydration, and going outside for natural light exposure and a walk.    Blue light exposure and dehydration creates massive constraint on the body. When you prioritize your energy and well-being, you will see increased productivity and a sense of possibility.   Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey 
5/19/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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848 - Protect Yourself with Process

I often share with entrepreneurs that process will set you free. What I mean is that process will protect you to the point where you have more protection than you ever have. The more you develop the processes in your business, the more you will create a system that protects your time and focus to allocate them on what will grow your business. The more process you create, the more your team will step up and free you up to focus on the strategic outcomes in your business. In this podcast, I share the system we use to develop process in your business quickly, and how creating process, structure, and routine will set you free to make the impact you’ve always known you should. Ready for more? Book a call with our team and see how we can help you get out of overwhelm and calm the chaos in your life and business: https://simpleoperations.com/survey
5/12/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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847 - The Secret to a Fully Committed Team

5/5/202314 minutes, 19 seconds
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846 - Microdosing on the Fear of Death

4/28/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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845 - Is 'How Do I Hire a COO?" the Right Question For You?

4/21/202314 minutes, 52 seconds
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844 - The Most Important Optimization Practice

4/14/202317 minutes, 42 seconds
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843 - How I Learned to Love Meetings

4/7/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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842 - Are You Trapped By Your Ego?

As an entrepreneur leading a team, it's common to feel overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list and a sense of dread about each day's tasks. You might even experience what I call the "quitting fantasy," where you consider shutting down your business and doing something else. However, as entrepreneurs, we have a drive and compulsion to be in momentum and make things happen, so we rarely quit for good. The reason for feeling trapped in this way might be due to our ego. We tend to hold everything in and not ask for help, even when we need it. This is because our ego, which is there to protect us, can sometimes overprotect us and prevent us from being vulnerable with those around us. As a result, we don't get the help we need, which leads to overwhelm and the quitting fantasy. In this podcast, I will teach you how to overcome this. we need to step into vulnerability and be transparent with our team, friends, and family about how we're feeling and what we need help with.
3/31/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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841 - Momentum From Stillness

The concept of Momentum from Stillness was first introduced to me by one of my coaches, Kylie Ryan, a few years ago. Initially, I was repelled by the idea of Momentum from Stillness because I thought it meant I needed to slow down, stop doing things, and stand still. This made me feel uncomfortable and restless, but I've since learned that I was misinterpreting the message. There is an overwhelming amount of messaging in the entrepreneurial space that tells us to hustle, grind, and push through things. We need to understand that there's another side to the grind, and we're seeing the symptoms of what happens when we just stay in this mindset of hustle and grind. It's not about stopping and standing still, but it's about taking time to understand what's really going on and contemplating our next move. It's about taking a breath and finding a new perspective. It's about finding momentum in the stillness.
3/24/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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840 - The Key To Team Cooperation

As an entrepreneur, one of the skillsets you will develop for leading your team is to create cooperation over competition. While some healthy competition among team members can be beneficial, competition that becomes systemic can lead to destructive forces such as politics, silos, and turf wars. Instead, entrepreneurs should create opportunities for cooperation with their team to create a strong culture. In the companies I ran in my twenties, cooperation was nonexistent and competition was rampant. At the time, I thought that dealing with infighting, lack of clarity, and conflict was just part of being a CEO. I learned an important lesson that lack of clarity creates competition, and clarity is the key to creating cooperation on a team. In this podcast episode, you will learn the three areas that I focus on in order to create a performance culture within a team: clear outcomes, radical responsibility, and constant communication. By establishing clear outcomes, assigning radical responsibility to team members, and fostering open communication, a team can create a culture of cooperation and achieve greater success.
3/17/202313 minutes, 47 seconds
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839 - Let Your Team Lead the Way

3/10/202313 minutes, 20 seconds
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838 - My Experience with Psychedelics

Over the past five years, I have spent a considerable amount of time researching, investigating, and then using psychedelics as a healing modality to help me process trauma, move my life forward, and become a better husband, father, and CEO.   The experience has been life-changing and invaluable. Up until now, I have not shared a lot of the details of my experience, but last week I was inspired to change that.   In this podcast episode, I shared my experience with psychedelics with a group of 50 entrepreneurs all looking to get to the next level in their business. You will learn about how my life and business has been changed by the power of psychedelics.
3/3/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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837 - Get Close to Your Customers

2/24/202310 minutes, 1 second
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836 - Termination Lessons Learned

2/17/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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835 - One Habit to Do More And Feel Better

2/10/20239 minutes, 35 seconds
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834 - #1 Reason You Are Stuck in The Day to Day

5As entrepreneurs, we step into our roles as Visionaries to create freedom. The challenge for many of us is rather than creating freedom, we create a business that needs infinitely more time from us than a job would. There is one consistent reason that I see entrepreneurs stuck in the day-to-day of their businesses. The reason is counter-intuitive. Not many people talk about it, but when you resolve this, you can get your time back, step into the visionary role, and grow the company you've always known you should. In this podcast, I share the reason and the solution so that you can grow the company you want. If you are ready to get out of your business's day-to-day, go to simpleoperations.com and register for a call with our team.
2/3/202315 minutes, 7 seconds
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833 - Growth Creates Complexity and Success Creates Deficit

As entrepreneurs we have been convinced that the better we do, the easier things will get. That there is this magical time in a business where we won't have any more problems if we do everything right. Unfortunately, this is just not true. In any business, growth creates complexity, and success creates deficit. The better we understand this concept, the faster we can grow our company, get stronger where things break and grow a real business. In this podcast, I share a mindset shift that will help you become a better leader, grow a better team, and accomplish more than you thought possible. If you're ready to make your company stronger where things break, go to simpleoperations.com and sign up for a call with my team.
1/27/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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832 - Leadership, the Deficit We Don’t See Coming.

It is relatively easy to see the tactical help we need when growing a company. When we get overwhelmed in sales, we need a salesperson. We need someone to handle customer service when there are too many customer inquiries. A deficit we don't often see coming and catches so many entrepreneurs off guard is when we need more leadership in our business. In companies I've owned and coached, I've seen this stall growth, create unnecessary challenges, and rob us of opportunity. In this podcast, I share with you how you can anticipate where you will need help in leadership and how you can start developing people from within or recruit from outside your organization and have people quickly duplicate your decision-making. If you are ready to install the systems that allow your team to duplicate your decision-making, automatically develop leadership within your company and get new leaders up and running quickly, go to predictablebusinesssystems.com and sign up for a call with our team.
1/20/202318 minutes, 51 seconds
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831 - Don’t Let a Team Member “Hold You Up”

One of the most frustrating aspects of growing a team for most entrepreneurs it's deciding how much to pay people. Even discussing salaries can create frustration and anxiety for most of us. It makes things even worse when we have a team member with unrealistic expectations of what we should pay them. If we pay someone more than we should, we create an environment of entitlement that can spread like cancer throughout an organization. Recently A friend of mine reached out with a situation where not one but two people on his team were trying to hold him up for outrageous salaries that didn't make sense. In this podcast, I share the advice that I gave him, and I know it worked because I got a text message after our call that he said, “thanks for talking me off a ledge." Let me talk you off the ledge before you ever get there. If you've been a listener of this podcast for a while, or even if you've just started, I would genuinely appreciate it if you would leave a review.
1/13/202320 minutes, 20 seconds
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830 - Trust but Verify

Far too often, entrepreneurs share stories with me of going out and trying to get help with an issue in their business and almost immediately feeling like they let themselves down. One of the hardest things we do as entrepreneurs is ask for help. Even though we know we need more help than the average person, any request we make for help leaves us feeling vulnerable and exposed. Over the past few weeks, I have had at least three friends tell me stories of consultants or coaches they have hired that have let them down, exaggerated their capabilities, and made up their backgrounds and credibility. When it comes to getting help, let me share with you a process that will allow you to trust but verify and have confidence you will get the help you need. For support with your business, navigate to simpleoperations.com. We are looking forward to connecting with you.
1/6/202318 minutes, 24 seconds
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829 - Business is an Ultramarathon

There is far too much mythology and messaging in the entrepreneurial world today about how quickly you can create success. The myth of the overnight success story and entrepreneurship is just that, a myth. There's always more to the story. There is so much of this messaging that it has convinced entrepreneurs who are actually succeeding in growing a business that they are doing it wrong because it's not going fast enough. It has made people doubt themselves, question their judgment, and compare themselves to others in a way that just isn't fair. In this podcast, I share the reality of entrepreneurship to give you confidence that you are doing it right, you are exactly where you should be, and it's never been easy for any of us. This may be one of the most important episodes I've recorded. For support with your business, navigate to simpleoperations.com. We are looking forward to connecting with you. Also mentioned: adoutreach.com
12/30/202216 minutes, 25 seconds
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828 - Make Delegation Permanent

When we start as entrepreneurs, we must do everything to be successful. There's really no other way to start a business. Once we are up and running, if we want our businesses to continue growing, delegation is one of the disciplines we must understand. If this is not easy for you, you are not alone. It isn't easy for any of us. Delegation is difficult. For some of us, delegation has become so difficult that we stop trusting that we can. This is one of the most limiting beliefs we can develop as entrepreneurs. There was a significant time period in my entrepreneurial career when I believed this. I did not trust delegation, and it held me back, kept me trapped in the day-to-day of my business, and stopped my business from growing. In this episode, I share a process with you where you can make delegation permanent and start to trust that you can delegate. You will also start seeing the possibility of just how much more you can delegate, so you can have the life you want. For support with your business, navigate to simpleoperations.com. We are looking forward to connecting with you.
12/23/202223 minutes, 31 seconds
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827 - The Life’s Work of a Visionary

I had an interaction with one of our members at our event where he told me, “the problem with the people on my team is they don't see things like I do.” As a Visionary entrepreneur, I can't tell you how many times I've thought of this myself. I can clearly see the problem, and I can clearly see the solution, but the people around me just can't see what I see. If this sounds familiar to you as an entrepreneur, there's a reason; this is our life’s work as visionary entrepreneurs. I look forward to sharing it with you in this episode because it may change your perspective on… everything. For support with your business, navigate to simpleoperations.com. We are looking forward to connecting with you.
12/15/202210 minutes, 24 seconds
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826 - The Purpose of your Business

I tend to have contrary opinions regarding successfully running a business. One of my opinions that contradicts many is it there is one singular most crucial purpose of any business. The most important purpose is not to make an impact, change the world, or even fulfill your promise to your customers. There is something that is far more important. This is not discussed enough in the entrepreneurial world, and I want to change that. Listen to this episode and get clear on the most important outcome your business can achieve. predictablebusinesssystems.com
12/9/202214 minutes, 5 seconds
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825 - Meetings are a Must

If you are an entrepreneur that hates meetings, I feel you. I've been there. Early in my career, I avoided any meetings with my team. I felt like they were a waste of time and unproductive, and I could always be doing something more important. It wasn't until I figured out how to make meetings productive, effective, and exciting that my business grew as fast as possible. Once I had a system to make my meetings effective, I realized that my company wasn't growing because I wasn't meeting with my team and setting clear expectations. Let me share with you how to make your meetings productive and exciting so that you and your team can achieve everything you want. Simpleoperations.com
12/2/202212 minutes, 23 seconds
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824 - Create a Performance Culture

In this episode, I want to convince you that the only culture you want in your business is a culture of performance. I've had countless entrepreneurs tell me things like, “Alex, I know we're not making the money we want right now, and maybe the business isn't profitable, but we have such a great culture!" Statements like this make me cringe. With a great culture, projects are successful, things get done on time, and the business makes money and grows. If these things aren't happening, you may love your team, but you don't have a performance culture, and a performance culture is what makes companies great. Simpleoperations.com
11/25/202215 minutes, 24 seconds
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823 - Keep Score in Sales

In the last episode of the podcast “Get Unstuck in Sales”  I shared the process for any entrepreneur to get out of sales and move into more strategic activities in your business. In this episode, I share the simple tactic I have used repeatedly as a consultant to immediately improve any sales team's performance.  When I talk to an entrepreneur and this is missing on their sales team, I immediately know they are not getting the maximum productivity out of the team, and they could be selling more. Simpleoperations.com
11/18/202211 minutes, 38 seconds
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822 - Get Unstuck in Sales

If you are an entrepreneur who has grown your business by doing most of the sales yourself, this podcast is for you.  Offloading sales to someone else who can do them for you is one of the biggest catalysts for growth that you will have if you are in this position. Sales is where I see entrepreneurs get stuck, resulting in a business plateau. If the business doesn't Plateau, staying in sales where I see entrepreneurs working too many hours and feeling stuck in the business's tactics. If you have a straightforward process for successfully offloading sales, you can release this tactical activity in your business so that you can focus on strategy.  Strategy and longer-term thinking are what will grow your business.   In this podcast I share the process for offloading sales so that you can grow the business you want.  Simpleoperations.com 
11/11/202216 minutes, 45 seconds
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821 - Release Background Noise

This weekend was awesome. I went to the Formula 1 race in Austin with my friends Brian and Haley Burt. They are extraordinary entrepreneurs, and I share some of their company story in this podcast.  Watching them go from just a couple of people a few years ago to over 100 people and an eight-figure business has been incredible. After the race, while we were waiting for our ride, Brian shared a story that blew me away.  It includes the scariest government organization in the United States and is a lesson for all of us.   I got permission from Brian to share this so that you can learn from him like I did. Simpleoperations.com
11/4/202213 minutes, 24 seconds
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820 - Compartmentalization Creates Competition

You have probably been told that compartmentalizing your life will help you get more done.  I know I’ve heard this over and over again.  When I was younger, I heard it so often that I thought it was true. These days, when I hear someone say that we need to compartmentalize, I cringe.  Not only is successful compartmentalization near impossible, but compartmentalization also creates unhealthy competition in our lives. If you have been trying to compartmentalize your life, I suggest you stop.  In this episode, I share a more productive way to prioritize and achieve the outcomes that are important to you. And it won't drive you crazy the way the compartmentalization will.  simpleoperations.com/mps
10/28/202218 minutes, 57 seconds
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819 - Gabe Arnold Part 2 Double Business While Working Less

In the second half of my interview with Gabe Arnold, he shares even more of the tools and resources that helped him double his business. If you haven't listened to episode 818 yet, you may want to before you listen to this one.  In both episodes, I was excited to hear Gabe get into the details of what he did so that you can do it too. If you want to grow your business, have more time for yourself, and feel confident about having your team support you, this podcast will show you how.
10/21/202221 minutes, 46 seconds
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818 - Gabe Arnold Part 1 Double Business While Working Less

I'm excited to share this first in a two-part series podcast with Gabe Arnold. Gabe runs Business Marketnig Engine and has doubled his business in just over a year. Doubling the size of any business is an achievement; however, Gabe has also worked Less in his business than he did before. This makes his story extraordinary. In this interview, Gabe not only shares what he did but, more importantly, how he grew his business and had more time for himself.
10/14/202223 minutes, 29 seconds
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817 - An Early Lesson In Entrepreneurial Intention

10/7/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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816 - Work less to grow faster part 2

I had so much fun recording the first episode of “Work Less To Grow Faster”  that I had to record a second one. Most of us entrepreneurs have heard that we need to document our business's processes to have a real company. Most of us have also felt completely overwhelmed by this idea.  I read the E-Myth when I was in my twenties, and I was so overwhelmed by it that I avoided the subject altogether. In this episode, I will share with you the process I have for process documentation now that gets things done in a fraction of the time costs me minimal effort, and make sure that my company is safe and that we know what we are doing.  SimpleOperations.com
9/30/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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815 - Work Less To Grow Faster Part 1

If you're one of those entrepreneurs who loves to work, do not skip this episode because of the title. Even if you want to continue working a ton, this episode will make you more effective and efficient and likely grow your top-line revenue and profitability. If you're an entrepreneur who's tired of being the biggest bottleneck and does not want to be working all the time, this episode is for you. I know it's counterintuitive, but one of the fastest ways to grow a business once you have a team is to work Less.  In this episode, I detail how you can work less solving the problems in your business and why this will help you avoid plateaus, grow your team, and have the business and life you want.
9/23/202215 minutes, 38 seconds
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814 - How Knowing Your Numbers Changes You

We've all heard, “you have to know your numbers,”  Yet 40 to 60% of the entrepreneurs who come to us don't. I ran a business in my twenties where I did not know my numbers for the first 5 out of 10 years.  I am aware that part of the reason I did not put in the time to understand them was that I didn't have a perspective about why they were important.  I felt like I could figure out most things in my head, and putting the time into truly understanding my numbers wasn't necessary. In this podcast, I share the perspective I've learned through coaching hundreds of companies and running my own. Knowing your numbers changes you as an entrepreneur in ways that aren't clear until you know your numbers. SimpleOperations.com
9/16/20227 minutes, 59 seconds
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813 - Of Course You Are Failing

This episode is for any entrepreneur who feels like they are struggling, hitting obstacles, and feeling massive resistance.  Far too many people out there marketing in a way that indicates the entrepreneur is growing a business should be easy. I want you to know it is anything but.   Growing a business is one of the most challenging things we can do with our lives, but it is also one of the most rewarding.   If you have encountered obstacles, pressure, and noise while growing your business, this episode will give you a new perspective.   SimpleOperations.com
9/9/202213 minutes, 50 seconds
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812 - Avoid The Influencer Takedown

Thank you for listening to Momentum! This week, I found out that the momentum podcast is in the top .5% of podcasts. And we recently hit three million downloads. We could not have done this without you.  In today's episode, I cover a topic that is happening more often and becoming more of an issue.  The influencer takedown.  Unfortunately, today's entrepreneurial culture encourages business owners and influencers to set themselves up for a takedown. I will explain what I mean in the episode if you haven't heard or seen this. If you are a business owner of any kind, this episode could save you from a tremendous amount of future pain.
9/2/202214 minutes, 28 seconds
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811 - Develop this Superpower

Today I held the call with all the CEOs who run companies in our coaching membership. One of our members, who just had his first two million-dollar month, asked a question about getting help. He has been struggling with hiring a personal assistant because he's tried a few times, and it didn't work out, and he feels like he has some mental blocks around hiring this position again. In this episode, I share the advice I gave him that I learned from a wildly successful CEO who used to be a client of mine. This advice changed how I run my business and my life for the better, and it may do the same for you. 
8/26/202214 minutes, 56 seconds
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810 - Avoid Creating a Habit of Losing

There is a reason why so many entrepreneurs today feel stuck and constrained and out of momentum.  We are setting goals in a way that feels intuitive and empowering but instead creates the opposite pattern. Unfortunately, experts and thought leaders have convinced us to create a continuous habit of losing in our lives that holds us back, drains our momentum, and makes us feel stuck in place. It does not have to be this way. In this episode, I share the primary reason for this problem and, just as importantly, the tactics you can use to eliminate this from your life and create massive momentum. 
8/12/202220 minutes, 11 seconds
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809 - 220803 Step Into Discomfort, On Purpose

When I look back at my life as an entrepreneur, I reflect on the things that I could have done better. Interactions I've had with people, times I've been reactive, situations where I lost self-control and affected those around me.
8/5/202215 minutes, 47 seconds
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808 - Unlocking Visionary Potential

As Visionaries, we must admit that we need more help than the average person to reach our desired outcomes. Changing the world is not a single-person project. The challenge for Visionaries is we often get into a loop of setting expectations, feeling let down, then feeling like we have to do it ourselves. There is a way out. In this episode, I share how you can unlock your true visionary potential. If you resonate with this and want help growing your business, go to simpleoperations.com and connect with us to see how we can help. 
7/29/202216 minutes, 45 seconds
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807 - The Power Of Travel Intentions

There are two aspects to getting something done, the thing you are doing and the intention behind it. As entrepreneurs, we are better than most about getting things done. Accomplishment, even of little things, drives us and gives us momentum. When we create intention around what we are doing, we supercharge our accomplishments and give ourselves more momentum. In this podcast, I share the crazy story of how we met Dr. Wayne Dyer and a hack for how you can travel with intention with a family or on your own.    If you resonate with this and want help growing your business, go to simpleoperations.com and connect with us to see how we can help.
7/22/202213 minutes, 1 second
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806 - The Evolutionary Hunter

Have you always had the feeling that you were different? Not like everyone else, maybe you or even the black sheep or the standout in your family that just doesn't think like the rest. If so, you and I have a lot in common. In this podcast, I share the preface of my book, The Entrepreneurial Personality Type, and my thesis on exactly Who We Are and why the world sees us as they do. You can get your copy of The Entrepreneurial Personality Type here, eptbook.com.  
7/15/202211 minutes, 50 seconds
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805 - Stop Tolerating and Create Momentum

You may not know this, but as entrepreneurs, we are predisposed to tolerate too much. If you are an Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT), tolerating too much will cause massive constraint in your life. We are physiologically sensitive momentum-based beings that are highly reactive to constraint. When we stop tolerating, we automatically create momentum. In this podcast, I share a process with you that will change your life if you let it.  
7/8/202212 minutes, 24 seconds
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804 - Your Days Should Get Easier

As an entrepreneur, one of the least intuitive things to do is make things easier on yourself. As we grow our business and things get more difficult, we do more to reach higher levels of success. Intuitively, it feels like the harder things are the better the business will do. The reality is the opposite. If your days are getting tactically harder, you are building a house of cards. You are becoming the biggest bottleneck in the business, and the business’s biggest liability. In this episode, I share the process that we have used with thousands of entrepreneurs to help them offload the tactical and step into a higher level of strategy in their business. 
7/1/202212 minutes, 53 seconds
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803 - Why You Cant Let Go

Growing a business beyond just running at yourself and working with the team requires you to progressively and strategically let go of what you are doing. This means letting go of doing it all yourself and letting someone else step in. This is difficult for all of us as entrepreneurs. It is difficult because starting a business requires us to do everything, so we are psychologically conditioned that to be successful, we do everything. There is a reason we have so much trouble letting go, and it also contains the key to helping us let go, let others help us, and feel confident.
6/24/202213 minutes, 28 seconds
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802 - 10 minutes to massive momentum

As an entrepreneur, I have always been in search of advantage. How do I get ahead, how do I get more done, and how do I make more happen in the world. In my early career, this meant how do I work harder, longer, and put out more effort.  As I grew as an entrepreneur and learned more about productivity and delegation, I realized I could evolve my approach to getting things done.  If you are on a journey to get more done, feel more productive, and have a more significant impact, this episode will help you understand how to do this in just ten minutes. 
6/17/20229 minutes, 52 seconds
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801 - Visionary Sensitivity in a Superpower

There is a trend in entrepreneurship today that says that you need to get up in the morning and just get to work. Hustle and grind until you are successful. The reality is that entrepreneurs like you and me are physiologically sensitive, momentum-based beings who are highly sensitive. The sensitivities we have to the world around us are actually a superpower. And we should be doing everything we can to protect that superpower. In this 16-minute podcast, I will show you why doing everything you can to keep yourself in physiological momentum will make a massive impact on your business. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
6/7/202216 minutes, 48 seconds
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800 - Avoid the Crisis of Your Own Making

Being an entrepreneur is one of the fastest growth tracks for personal development. Every new level of growth in your business requires a massive amount of growth as a person. You will not recognize yourself when you have grown to seven-figures and beyond. At the same time, there are patterns that I have seen in entrepreneurs like us and even in myself. One of the most challenging place for an entrepreneur to be is when they have a codependent relationship with their business. The value you bring into the world is not dependent on how much your business needs you. Let me show you why in this episode of the Momentum Podcast. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
6/1/202211 minutes, 5 seconds
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799 - How to Crush the Coming Crisis Part 2

We are entering into a very challenging time in US economic history, but make no mistake, this will impact entrepreneurs on a global scale. People are starting to see the symptoms of the coming crisis, and entrepreneurs in particular are starting to get scared that they are going to lose their businesses and their security. I'm here to tell you that in any crisis, there is opportunity. Entrepreneurs like you and me are the only source of consistent positive human evolution, and we always will be. There is another way to navigate the crisis at our doorstep where you can turn crisis into momentum. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will hear part 2 of the conversation Alex had with Ani Manian about the crisis. Alex shares his experience and the evidence of what is to come, as well as the strategy to navigate this crisis to stay in momentum. Because, remember, you can be in momentum, your business can be in momentum, your family can be in momentum, while the rest of the world is in crisis. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
5/31/202220 minutes, 36 seconds
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798 - How to Crush the Coming Crisis

We are entering into a very challenging time in US economic history, but make no mistake, this will impact entrepreneurs on a global scale. People are starting to see the symptoms of the coming crisis, and entrepreneurs in particular are starting to get scared that they are going to lose their businesses and their security. I'm here to tell you that in any crisis, there is opportunity. Entrepreneurs like you and me are the only source of consistent positive human evolution, and we always will be. There is another way to navigate the crisis at our doorstep where you can turn crisis into momentum. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, Alex has a very candid conversation with Ani Manian about the crisis. Alex shares his experience and the evidence of what is to come, as well as the strategy to navigate this crisis to stay in momentum. Because, remember, you can be in momentum, your business can be in momentum, your family can be in momentum, while the rest of the world is in crisis. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
5/24/202237 minutes, 33 seconds
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797 - But It Is Only Water

Entrepreneurs are physiologically sensitive momentum based beings and we are highly sensitive to constrain. This is the reason that I created the Natural Thirst Challenge Water is the ultimate performance enhancer because it doesn't matter what you eat, what supplements you take, or how well you take care of yourself, if you aren't hydrated you aren't optimized. Even if you have tried to drink more water and have found it difficult, once you reawaken your Natural Thirst, you will drink more water than you ever thought possible. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, the Simple Operations Team shares their experiences going through the Natural Thirst Challenge as we re-launch the experience to make it even more effective for entrepreneurs. Join the Natural Thirst Challenge for Entrepreneurs today. https://getthirstynow.com and https://facebook.com/groups/naturalthirst  --------------------- The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
5/20/202232 minutes, 1 second
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796 - How Simplicity Can Be a Catalyst for Growth

Once per quarter we gather our members for the Simple Operations Summit. Members attend online and in person, and one of the highlights of these events is always when we can get a group of our members together for a panel. It is an opportunity to see the radical growth that these entrepreneurs experience as they implement the Simple Operations System. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will hear from four incredible entrepreneurs who are making a massive impact with their business. Amanda Mineer is the CEO of Veterans Law Group, helping disabled veterans receive their deserved benefits from the VA. Gabe Arnold is the CEO of Business Marketing Engine, an online agency making a massive impact in the lives of entrepreneurs. Jason and Rachael Bradley are Co-Founders of EPIC Functional Medicine, taking a holistic approach to wellness and healing. In this panel, these incredible entrepreneurs share the results that simplifying their business operations has helped them achieve, and the greatest areas of leverage for entreprenuers like you. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
5/13/202233 minutes, 57 seconds
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795 - The Most Important Resource for Visionary Entrepreneurs

The most important resource you have as a visionary entrepreneur is time. The more you push, the more you grind, the more you go beyond your true capacity, the less effectively you will sustain your growth over time. Million dollar businesses come and go because they burn out quickly when an entrepreneur does not have the space and time to build a real business. Businesses that sustain growth are consistent, predictable, and (honestly) a little boring. And that is exactly what you want. In this podcast, I explain why. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
5/6/202214 minutes, 18 seconds
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794 - Too Much Pressure Breaks Teams

In the high-pressure and high-stakes of running a business, it can be challenging to deal with the mistakes your team makes. In my twenties, I am embarrassed to admit that I caused a lot of collateral damage to my team by blowing up, making knee-jerk decisions about redeployment, and not realizing that the mistakes were the result of the pressures of the business. Now that I have grown businesses over the last three decades, I have come to learn one fundamental truth about growing a team and making the impact that you want as an entrepreneur... Too much pressure will break your team, and you can make it worse if you're not careful. In this podcast, I explain how. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
4/29/202211 minutes, 4 seconds
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793 - Let Your Team Hold You Accountable

This podcast is specifically for my 20-year-old self... When I first started my entrepreneurial career as a leader growing a business, I learned a ton of lessons. I struggled with immaturity, short-sightedness, and a lack of leadership. The more I have walked this path, the more I have learned about what it means to be a true leader. One of the areas where I have felt this the most, and one of the most important lessons I've learned in entrepreneurship, is to let your team hold you accountable. In this podcast, I will explain why. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
4/26/202213 minutes, 5 seconds
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792 - "A-Players" Fear This More Than Anything

There is one simple thing that the team members you want to recruit, hire, and bring into your company fear... And this might shock you. It's underutilization. A person with talent, skills, abilities, and a desire to contribute is someone we call an "A-Player". They are the kind of team member that you want on your team. They work hard, they deliver quickly, and they are motivated to help your business grow. There is one thing, however, that entrepreneurs need to be especially careful of when it comes to these A-Player team members... Make sure they are fully utilized, or else! In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I will show you exactly why you must fully utilize your team, and why the opposite is their greatest fear. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
4/22/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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791 - Natural Thirst Challenge History

Entrepreneurs are physiologically sensitive momentum based beings and we are highly sensitive to constrain. This is the reason that I created the Natural Thirst Challenge Water is the ultimate performance enhancer because it doesn't matter what you eat, what supplements you take, or how well you take care of yourself, if you aren't hydrated you aren't optimized. Even if you have tried to drink more water and have found it difficult, once you reawaken your Natural Thirst, you will drink more water than you ever thought possible. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I share the history of the Natural Thirst Challenge and why water is the ultimate productivity hack for entrepreneurs. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is growing and scaling a business, go to https://simpleoperations.com
4/15/202216 minutes, 4 seconds
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790 - The Most Important Hire You Can Make Part 2

The most important hire you can make is the one you don't have to. There's this pendulum swing that happens to entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs wait way too long to get help with the things they need. It is hard to ask for help, get support, and get what they need to move forward. On the other hand, once you start to grow your business and bring in talented team members, there is something that happens where entrepreneurs hire too much. In this podcast, I will share with you how to fully utilize the team you have so that you can lower your complexity costs and avoid making a hire you don't need to in the future.. This is part 2 of The Most Important Hire You Can Make. To listen to Part 1, go to https://charfen.com/789.
4/8/202212 minutes, 46 seconds
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789 - The Most Important Hire You Can Make Part 1

The most important hire you can make is the one you don't have to. There's this pendulum swing that happens to entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs wait way too long to get help with the things they need. It is hard to ask for help, get support, and get what they need to move forward. On the other hand, once you start to grow your business and bring in talented team members, there is something that happens where entrepreneurs hire too much. In this podcast, I will share with you the reason entrepreneurs hire too much and the mistakes and pitfalls you should avoid. This is part 1 of The Most Important Hire You Can Make. Tune in 4/8/22 for Part 2. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business business without having to do it all yourself.
4/5/202214 minutes, 34 seconds
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788 - Consistently Motivate Yourself

As entrepreneurs, we strive for success. We push and breakthrough challenges. It is just part of who we are. The challenge is when we do not feel like we are making progress. It can be constraining, increase pressure and noise, and demotivate you. One of the reasons entrepreneurs struggle to see whether or not they are moving forward is because the lack measurement. How do you know if you are moving forward or not if you don't have a consistent scoreboard that is telling you whether or not you are winning. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will learn a simple strategy to know that you are going in the right direction. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business without having to do it all yourself.
4/1/20227 minutes, 27 seconds
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787 - The Secret To True Entrepreneurial Freedom

On a recent member call, we had two incredible entrepreneurs, Gabe Arnold and Chris Kennedy, share how process, structure, and routine have helped them create freedom in their businesses. Entrepreneurs looking for freedom will leave a 9-5 job to work from 9 to 11 at night and call it freedom. In order to really create the space that you want in your business, process, structure, and routine is the secret. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/25/202213 minutes, 16 seconds
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786 - Give Up What You're Best At To Scale Faster

Create space for what comes next. This is one of the mantras of successful entrepreneurs. Offloading the things that are taking your time away from strategically growing your business will accelerate your growth. The process for doing this, however, can be one of the most challenging that entrepreneurs experience. It is uncomfortable to give up the things that feed your business passions. The issue is that these are often the areas where entrepreneurs become bottlenecks and hold themselves back from success. This comes up consistently for the members of our programs, and it is an important conversation for entrepreneurs growing past seven figures. Join us for a look inside the room at a Members Only summit. This is a conversation that will change the way you approach your time in your business. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/18/202217 minutes, 4 seconds
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785 - Avoid Diminishing Returns on Your Time

Given everything that is going on in the world right now, there is one very important action that entrepreneurs should take. There is an awareness that can put us into momentum and help us stay there. It is simple, but incredibly difficult in times of pressure and noise. In fact, the very definition of what we do as entrepreneurs amplifies pressure and noise in our lives. If you are addicted to momentum, letting the noise going on in the world into your momentum bubble will only keep you from making the impact you want. To stay in momentum, avoid the actions that steal your time from what really matters, evolving humanity and making the world a better place. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/11/202212 minutes, 26 seconds
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784 - Making Love and Business Work: Don't Be a Box Checking Entrepreneur

Cadey and Alex were recently in a Mastermind event discussing performance metrics with an entrepreneur with a problem. Their sales metrics were slipping, and they were reviewing the KPIs every week seeing the decline, but there was a challenge in correcting the KPIs and turning them in the right direction. Alex and Cadey have been married for nearly two decades, run numerous multi-million dollar businesses, and have created a unique process for their marriage that generates momentum. In this Making Love and Business Work episode, they discuss how performance metrics and KPIs are important to track, but not only for the sake of tracking them. They are important because they should inform your behavior and change how you are handling problems in a department. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/4/202211 minutes, 51 seconds
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783 - The Danger of Wanting Your Team to Like You

This is one of the most challenging topics for me to cover. Early in my career, I told a consultant that one of the things I wanted most in my business was that I wanted my team to like and and to be close to my team members. He told me I was looking for validation from my team, and it is a dangerous place to be as a entrepreneur. If your focus is on how much your team likes you rather than on the impact your team is helping your create, you are seeking validation from the wrong place. Instead, the numbers and metrics from your business will validate the contribution you are making. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/1/202214 minutes, 23 seconds
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782 - Beware of Office Ego Space

As entrepreneurs, there are some pieces of advice or lessons that should be shared and spread so that we can help each other avoid mistakes in the future. One of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs find themselves making is judging the success of their business on the size of their office space. Here's the reality, holding onto office space for the sake of ego can crush your business. I know, I've been there. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://simpleoperations.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://simpleoperations.com and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/25/202211 minutes, 35 seconds
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781 - How to Solve Over or Underthinking

There are particular habits we develop as entrepreneurs that are responses to the world around us. High levels of pressure and noise lead us to journal and release all of the thoughts bouncing around in your head. By contrast, during times where we have a lack of thoughts, we are lead to consume without purpose. This is the exact framework for reducing purging the thoughts and frustrations that happen when you are overthinking. This will reduce overwhelm and get you back into momentum. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/22/20227 minutes, 43 seconds
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780 - Making Love and Business Work: Marriage Morning Glory

This is a special presentation of the Momentum Podcast. In this unique episode, Alex and Cadey Charfen share the number one value for momentum in your marriage or relationship. Alex and Cadey have been married for nearly two decades, run numerous multi-million dollar businesses, and have created a unique process for their marriage that generates momentum. In this Making Love and Business Work episode, they share how they have developed process and structure around their mornings in order to create momentum in their marriage. Cadey shares her insights into how creating a morning routine has helped her show up to lead their business, given her a stronger sense of connection to herself, and created more alignment in her marriage with Alex. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/18/202215 minutes, 38 seconds
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779 - Making Love and Business Work: The Number 1 Value for Momentum In Your Marriage

This is a special presentation of the Momentum Podcast. In this unique episode, Alex and Cadey Charfen share the number one value for momentum in your marriage or relationship. Alex and Cadey have been married for nearly two decades, run numerous mulit-million dollar businesses, and have created a unique process for their marriage that generates momentum. In this Making Love and Business Work episode, they share that the number one challenge in marriages is issues with communication. In order to create momentum in your marriage and even more momentum in your business, they share the number one value that we have to make sure that communication is always transparent. This is the number one tip for staying aligned and connected as a couple. If you're an entrepreneur building a business, the more stability you can create in your marriage, the more stability you will create in your life and everywhere else. And that stability will be the foundation for you to grow your business and make the impact that you really want. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/14/202217 minutes, 28 seconds
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778 - Debunking Boring Strategic Plans

The number one issue in entrepreneurship today is that entrepreneurs do not know the true value of a strategic plan. In fact, most business schools, startup courses, and business consultants go about this all wrong. A strategic plan for your business can change everything, but a true strategic plan should be exciting and capture your entreprenurial vision of the future. The strategic planning myth is so pervasive that entrepreneurs avoid planning at all costs. Most notably the cost of their growth. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/11/202213 minutes, 24 seconds
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777 - The Number One Value of a Leader

Leadership is the one thing that will make or break a business. A company with a deficit of leadership is going to implode, but a company that creates and develops leaders is going to scale consistently and predictably. Years ago, a coach and consultant friend of mine asked a group of executives, "What is the number one value of a leader in business?" We all said Results, Integrity, Power, Teamwork, etc. But what he said next has completed changed the way I view effective leaders, especially in my own company. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/8/202213 minutes, 1 second
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776 - The Gift of COVID (What I've Learned)

Today is day 16 after my diagnosis with Covid. It has been an interesting ride. I obsess over my health and do a ton of biohacking and optimization so I'm very sensitive when it comes to anything that's going on. Covid is unlike anything I've ever had. There were so many twists and turns, it was confusing. One of the most interesting symptoms with Covid is that for the past five or six days I have been frustrated and irritated. On Saturday I sat down to plan for the first time in almost 2 weeks. It was incredibly frustrating and weird. I teach planning, my company is all about planning, it's something that I'm obsessed with and on Saturday I just couldn't hook in or get excited. It was the opposite, no matter what I wrote and looked at I felt irritated, frustrated, and like nothing mattered. This is not a normal feeling for me. Over the last few days I have meditated, and leaned into this feeling and it has been a surprise. I feel like Covid has been a massive upgrade, I explain more in the podcast. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/4/202217 minutes, 14 seconds
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775 - Why We Rebranded

Over the course of the past six months, we have gone through the process of rebranding our entire company. We went from a personal brand “Charfen” to a corporate brand “Simple Operations.” It took us a while but we figured out that our personal brand was causing more confusion than clarity and making it difficult to work with us. It has been a huge eye-opener. I'm looking forward to sharing the lessons we learned and why we did this with you, it may help you in your business. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
2/1/202214 minutes, 18 seconds
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774 - Bottleneck Breakthrough Step 3: Passenger Seat

If you haven't yet, listen to the two previous episodes on "Bottleneck Breakthrough" and this one will make a lot more sense. The third step to never being the biggest bottleneck in your business again is to --- stop doing everything! This may seem like it makes sense however I watch entrepreneurs all the time higher team, and then keep doing what I've been doing in the past. I in our membership, we talk about moving into what we call the "passenger seat" in your business. This is where you are guiding the business, coaching its growth, directing what it is doing, but you aren't driving. Driving is a tactical responsibility, not a strategic one. It takes us forever as entrepreneurs to figure this out but once we do, our business can really grow. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
1/28/202211 minutes, 13 seconds
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773 - Bottleneck Breakthrough Step 2: Lead Your Team

Once you have a strategic plan, a clear roadmap for your team, you've accomplished the first step of getting out of being the biggest bottleneck. If what comes next is critically important. In order for you to stop being the biggest bottleneck, your team needs to be confident in how you are going to communicate with them. Most teams wait for a "words from on high" so that they know what's going on. There's no communication system, there's no communication structure, the entire process is ambiguous and creates insecurity. When you create a clear system to communicate with your team, it will increase trust, increased clarity with which you communicate and your team will get more done. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
1/25/20228 minutes, 15 seconds
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772 - Bottleneck Breakthrough Step 1: Create a Strategic Plan

One of the biggest issues with growing a business is that you realize you are the biggest bottleneck in the business. It can be excruciating. Knowing you are the person who is really holding things back. It as you start growing a team, this comes with constant interruptions, got a minute, and more than take away your time and slow you down. So many of us got into entrepreneurship so that we can create freedom and then we become the biggest bottleneck in our business which is one of the most constraining feelings there is. Thankfully there's hope, in this podcast, I share the first step that we have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs take and get out of being the biggest bottleneck in their business. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
1/18/202210 minutes, 29 seconds
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771 - What Your Operator Needs More Than Anything Else

We spend a lot of time with business operators in our organization, maybe more than we spend with the visionary entrepreneurs who founded the business. The reason is, we help entrepreneurs simplify the operations of their business so that they can grow without having to do everything themselves. To do this, a critical factor in long-term success is hiring a capable operator that can help you run the tactical parts of your business in a strategic way. At our last event, we had a fantastic operator panel, and we had one in the event before that was just as good. All six operators on these panels confirmed that the number one want and need they have in their relationship with their CEO is… autonomy. There's a reason why autonomy is vital to an operator; I explain more in the podcast. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
1/14/202212 minutes, 22 seconds
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770 - Stop Terrifying Your Operator

One of the most important things our company does this help visionary entrepreneurs find and work with incredible operators. As visionaries, we need the person in our business who will pay attention to the details, strategically drive the tactical, and help us grow without doing everything ourselves. We call the person in this position an operator, and we feel they are one of the most critical factors in successfully growing a business. One of the biggest challenges for us as visionaries is that we can scare them daily if we don't understand the operator's personality type, we can scare them daily. We can be why they have trouble getting things done and feel a ton of anxiety and frustration. Don't get me wrong, we don't do this on purpose, but if we don't understand some important aspects of the operator personality type, we will do this a lot without even knowing we have. In the podcast, I explain how to stop terrifying your operator and help them get even more done faster. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
1/11/202216 minutes, 29 seconds
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769 - Avoid Sabotaging Your Operator (And Set Them up for Success)!

It's incredible how often I hear the story of an entrepreneur hiring an operator, usually an executive assistant, personal assistant, or a virtual assistant, where everything was going great until it wasn't. Maybe you can relate if you ever hired someone into an operator position and then had it go wrong. Here's what an entrepreneur typically tells me… For the first weeks and months of having the operator in their position, they felt a ton of relief, and things were going well. They felt like it was going to work out, and they were finally going to get The help they needed. But then things start to shift... The operator stopped taking the initiative, they were no longer stepping up, and they weren't as much help. They started missing stuff and affecting The company and its customers. The entrepreneur begins to lose confidence in the operator and starts thinking, and they may need to get rid of them. It is counter-intuitive, but when I hear this scenario, I almost always know that it's a mistake the entrepreneur is making and onboarding and working with their operator. This video explains how to stop sabotaging your operator and set them up for long-term success. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
1/7/202213 minutes, 47 seconds
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768 - What Is an Operator (And Why as a Visionary You Need One!)

This week I've jumped on a few sales calls with people who are considering joining one of our memberships. It has been eye-opening as it usually is. One of the things that came up on two of the calls that I was on is the question "what is an operator?” Honestly, I was surprised by the question because we do so much work with Amin at operators it is obvious to us exactly what they do and who they are. And I realized just how close we are to our product and how we need to explain more and make things more clear. Play simply if you're a visionary entrepreneur, an operator is a person who can change your life, make things easier for you, and help you make a massive dent in the universe. Very few visionary entrepreneurs create massive outcomes without an operator in their lives. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This recording could be life-changing for you if you are trying to do everything yourself and feel like you're the biggest bottleneck. I'm going to do a series of recordings about operators, starting with this one… what is an operator? Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
12/31/202113 minutes, 15 seconds
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767 - Avoid Emotional Metrics

Every business I've ever worked with has emotional metrics. This is the feedback that you get from someone when they are frustrated or upset. When feedback is emotional he can make it seem like you have a much larger problem than you do and you may over crack and harm your business. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The best way to deal with emotional feedback is to get real data and metrics around the issue so that you can make better decisions and stay in momentum. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
12/24/202112 minutes, 17 seconds
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766 - These Are the Reasons Not to Run Your Business Alone

As your business grows, entrepreneurs like you and me must make increasingly difficult decisions with less and less information. You have to be able to hold space for a larger population of people. You have to actually be able to deal with the stress and the pressure of decision-making. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. We have a saying in our membership. "Lead your business from the passenger seat." We celebrate and memorialize when our members achieve "Passenger Status." In order to get there, you must find a way to duplicate decision-making, get your team out in front of you, and truly step into your role as the transformational leader of your business. The magic of passenger status is that it creates the spaciousness you need to actually do what you need to do in a business. In this podcast, I'll show you how to get there. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
12/5/202113 minutes, 45 seconds
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765 - Stop Being A Manager. Be A Leader Instead.

The biggest myth in entrepreneurship is that entrepreneurs need to be good managers in order to lead their teams. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Almost every entrepreneur in the world is challenged by managing people because we get stuck in transactional management. You might be challenged managing people, but you are a natural-born leader. In this podcast, I will show you how to lead your team without ever having to manage them again. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1067007654118074  If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
11/28/202110 minutes, 28 seconds
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764 - How to Stop Doing It All... and Still Grow Your Business

In an entrepreneurial business, the most common issue I’ve encountered is that the entrepreneur in charge is buried by the responsibilities of running and growing that business on a day-to-day basis. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. More often than not, entrepreneurs say that they are drowning in things that need to get done. At the end of the day, they look at what they still have left to do and wonder how in the world they are going to get it done. It’s as if the entire business is hitting a bottleneck and there is no end in sight. By the end of this 24-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - What the biggest bottleneck in entrepreneurial businesses is. - The tangible, tactical, and transformative steps you need to take to break the biggest bottleneck. - How getting past this will grow your business exponentially. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
11/23/202113 minutes, 49 seconds
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763 - What We Don't Understand About Urgency

As entrepreneurs, we typically have one timeframe in which we want everything done… All at once and right away! Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. For most of my career this is how I felt about everything. Nothing could ever happen fast enough, and I applied urgency to everything, even the things that were urgent. I was counterintuitive, and it took me forever to learn, that if I stopped driving everything with urgency, that's when we actually grew. That's when I was able to grow. That's why my team was able to actually make things happen. I recently had a couple of experiences that reinforce this. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
11/19/202111 minutes, 39 seconds
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762 - The Three Keys to Leading Your Team with Clarity

I was recently talking to a friend of mine about a situation in his company where he felt like a team member was working against him. As he was talking, I had to remind him that we often project how we’re feeling on other people and it creates a massive constraint. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. When we are not clear on what someone’s motivation is, it’s better to have a conversation with them than to make assumptions and even worse create projections. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
11/7/20219 minutes, 17 seconds
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761 - Entrepreneur = Trauma

Yesterday I was having lunch with a friend of mine, Seth Ellsworth and his wife Michelle. I don’t remember exactly how the conversation got there but I was sharing with both of them how much trauma therapy has changed my life. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. I told them that in my high-level mastermind, where everyone’s business is at $3 million or more, trauma therapy and acknowledging trauma is a consistent conversation. When someone in that group starts seeing a trauma therapist, it creates a predictable Excelerator in their business. It has almost always created a dynamic with the business goes from millions, to tens of millions. Michelle asked me “what if someone in the mastermind doesn’t have trauma?” I told her I’ve never seen an entrepreneur with a $3 million business that hadn’t also experienced severe trauma. There’s two types of entrepreneurs, those who have acknowledged their trauma and those who are unaware or in denial. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
11/2/20219 minutes, 44 seconds
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760 - You Need To Feel So You Can Heal

At an amazing event this week with George Bryant, one of the speakers was Brian Bogert. His presentation was about emotional triggers and how they can control and affect our lives. It was intense. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. One of the statements Brian made was when we cause emotional damage, we should make a repair as fast as we can. As soon as he said that, I knew I had to record this podcast. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
10/29/202118 minutes, 5 seconds
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759 - Trust Your Team To Operate Your Business

To make the biggest impact, you will come to a place in your business growth where you will need to grow a team. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The person you choose to operate your business is the one you place the most of your trust in. Finding the right person, setting them up for success, and empowering them to make decisions in your business can be the difference between success or failure in that position. In this special presentation of the Momentum Podcast, Alex interviews four Operators who are working with high level business owners to change the world through the mission of their business. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will learn: - The difference trust can make in the relationship with your operator... - How to offload and delegate effectively... - The best way to create momentum with your team... Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
10/22/202153 minutes, 29 seconds
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758 - Perspective & Hope for Entrepreneurs During Challenging Times (with Emily Richett)

In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, Alex is interviewed by Emily Richett of the Amplify Podcast. Alex shares such an important message for entrepreneurs. If you’re running a business, you’re taking risks, you’re making things happen, and during these challenging times, it may require more fortitude and mental focus than ever before. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. He has that shift in perspective that a lot of us are looking for and I hope this resonates with you - and brings you hope - as much as it did for me. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one. For more information on Emily Richett, check her out on social media @emilyrichett and listen to The Amplify Podcast at https://theamplifyshow.com
10/5/202140 minutes, 1 second
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757 - The Meaning Of Life For Entrepreneurs

Growing up I was obsessed with understanding what made businesses grow. I read thousands of biographies of successful entrepreneurs. After a while, I began to notice a trend. Most of these successful entrepreneurs struggled in life, just like me. But they all used a common method of overcoming their challenges. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. They lowered Pressure and Noise by focusing on their health and eliminating toxic relationships and distractions. They increased Protection and Support by leaning on those around them to make up for their weaknesses. Their Strengths and Abilities to grow businesses and turn their visions into realities began to show up like magical powers. Because of this, the Contribution they were able to make to the world was enormous. These findings are the foundation of the Contribution Equation. I want to show you how you can use this powerful framework to gain clarity on your own entrepreneurial journey. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/28/202110 minutes, 34 seconds
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756 - Entrepreneurs, Do Not Forget Who You Are

Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/24/20215 minutes, 28 seconds
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755 - Four Businesses Absolutely Crushing It (Featuring Vanessa Lau, Robert Hartwell, Ariel Miller, and Ticora Davis)

As a business owner, it can be empowering to know that there are other entrepreneurs out there who are dealing with the same issues as you. The problem is that most masterminds and programs cannot create a level of trust where you can be vulnerable about the issues you are facing in your business. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. In our programs, vulnerability and transparency are core values that we cultivate intentionally. In this podcast, you will hear from four members who are growing at an incredible pace. They share vulnerable truths about what is moving their business forward most right now and what hurdles they have conquered recently to get there. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/17/202136 minutes, 3 seconds
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754 - Policies Create Freedom

Boundaries create emotional safety. Entrepreneurs have experienced a significant level of trauma around boundaries because they were unfair or did not make sense. It is understandable, then, that there is resistance around putting policies in place because entrepreneurs do not want boundaries. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Here's the reality, policies actually create freedom because they create the clarity needed to understand how your team can be successful. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/14/20216 minutes, 35 seconds
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753 - When Your Business Turns On You

Yesterday my friend Jon Morrow did a training for our members and he made a statement that is going to stick with me… “One of the most important things I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is, understanding what I don’t need to learn.“ This was brilliant on many different levels. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/10/20215 minutes, 16 seconds
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752 - What You Don't Need To Learn

As an entrepreneur, we feel like all we want is for a business to grow. We think about it all the time, we put time into it, we set goals around it, growth is one of the most important things in our lives. Then the business starts growing! And before you can even celebrate, you’re already overwhelmed with everything you have to do. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you stay overwhelmed, things do not get better. You’ll start to develop negative feelings towards your business, towards your team, and eventually even your customers. There is a better way… Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/7/20219 minutes, 7 seconds
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751 - Intimacy Creates Business Growth

I just had an amazing call with a couple of friends of mine. They are both high-powered entrepreneurs who are changing the world. They are also in an intimate relationship together that is very important to them. Our conversation was all about creating intimacy in their relationship so that they can protect it. Here’s what I know, that they will know soon, when you create intimacy in your relationship, it often makes running your business easier. In fact, when I have helped entrepreneurs create intimacy in their relationships, their business often explodes. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
9/3/20218 minutes, 34 seconds
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750 - Entrepreneurs: The World Needs You Now More Than It Ever Has

It doesn’t matter what side of the argument you are on in any debate today, the reality is we are in trouble. There is more division than there ever has been in my entire life. People are talking more and communicating less than they ever have. It’s hard to know who you can trust and what authority you can give any credibility to. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is not the first time we have been here, this is just the way the world works, and what will get us out of it this time is exactly what has saved us every time before. Entrepreneurs will rise above the noise, identify a solution, make it a reality, get into momentum and take the world with us. Don’t forget who you are and don’t forget just how much the world needs you today. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/31/20217 minutes, 48 seconds
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749 - Influencers, We Are In Trouble

The events of the past few days show just how much trouble we are in as a country. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. When one conversation can be silenced, any conversation can be silenced. When only one side of an argument is allowed, you don't have a democracy, you have a dictatorship. Even if you disagree with those being targeted, the fact that they are being targeted should terrify you. This is my personal experience - what it feels like and what happens when institutions target individuals. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/27/202119 minutes, 33 seconds
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748 - Reawaken Creativity And Problem Solving

As entrepreneurs we want everything done in one timeframe, “all at once and right away!“ Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. We are willing to work long hours, focus like crazy, and even give up doing other things to create the momentum we want. This is the engine that drives our success and our lives. But sometimes, when we push too long for too hard, we lose our edge and the very creativity that is creating momentum. Here’s what I do when I want to reawaken my creativity and solve a problem. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/24/20214 minutes, 57 seconds
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747 - Have You Made Peace With Disappointment?

As entrepreneurial personality types I believe we learn how to deal with disappointment well. Because we want more out of life, I think we experience disappointment more often. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. As we start to build a teams and have people working with and around us, we experience it even more. I believe there’s a reason why this happens to us as entrepreneurs, and the good news is there’s a relatively simple solution. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/20/202114 minutes, 5 seconds
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746 - This Breaks Projects and People

As entrepreneurs we have one timeframe in which we want everything done… All at once and right away! I’ve been like this my entire life. It’s not something I try to be, it’s just how I am made. I want things done fast and once I see the vision for something I can’t rest until it’s done. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. For most of my career this negatively affected my teams in a way that I didn’t understand. I didn’t realize that if I put too much pressure on people I would take away their ability to perform, increase anxiety and tension on my team, and eventually I would break projects and people. There’s a better way to grow a company consistently with far less anxiety. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/17/20219 minutes, 15 seconds
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745 - Navigating Team Member Mistakes

It will happen. There’s no way to avoid it. You will have a team member that makes a mistake and cost you money. If you are going to grow a business, and have a team, this is inevitable. How do you handle the situation is up to you. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Over the last 30 years of managing my own teams and helping entrepreneurs manage their’s, I’ve created an entirely different approach to this issue. It may shock you, but this actually works to correct a mistake and move the team member and your company forward. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/13/202113 minutes, 23 seconds
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744 - The Simplest Scoreboard for Success

As entrepreneurs, there are metrics and scoreboards that we should track in order to measure our success. These can become incredibly complex and noisy. There is one simple scoreboard that will show you your momentum, and I want to share it with you. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. By far, the metric that has made the most significant impact through tracking is Net Worth. What are you worth? What is the sum of all of your money. It is a simple measurement of your contribution to the world, and in this podcast, I will show you why it matters and how to start tracking your net worth today. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/10/202111 minutes, 58 seconds
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743 - Progress Over Destruction

In life and in business, when we improve, change, or move something forward, we often damage what was there before. This is part of progress. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that I have used throughout my business career and my life: Progress often looks like destruction. When we are in the act of improving something and making it better, we are also often destroying, unsettling, and crushing what was there before. I've lived through this for the past month as my house has been completely torn apart and is being remodeled. There are two sides to this experience. There's one side where I can see everything that's been destroyed and everything that's no longer there. The other side is I can see the improvements we're making, how we're moving things forward, and how exciting it is. So, in life and in business, progress often looks like destruction. We can focus on the progress or we can focus on the destruction. The choice is ours, and when we maintain an optimistic outlook, everything gets better for us and our teams. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
8/6/20219 minutes, 3 seconds
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742 - Do Your Own Research

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts lately that are making me uncomfortable. They seem to be making fun of people for doing their own research and trying to understand what’s going on in the world. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The memes, posts, and arguments sound something like this… With every medical professional in the world focused on moving things forward, do you really think you’re going to find a solution by doing Google searches? They also seem to imply that we should just accept what we’re being told and believe it. Unfortunately I have far too much experience in this area to be able to do that. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
8/3/202125 minutes, 1 second
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741 - Stop Talking During Meetings

This may be the most counterintuitive advice you’ve heard as an entrepreneur. During a discussion at our last event, one of my favorite memories Rachel Rodgers exclaimed “I’m just going to stop talking to meetings!” Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The members of our Grow in Scale group all laughed and thought it was funny that she said that. Rachel is hilarious and she is always joking, but this wasn’t a joke. It was actually serious. As entrepreneurs, the more we talk in meetings, the more we dominate the conversation, the more we are driving in the more we end up owning. If we want our team to step up, we have to let them. Part of that includes letting them talk in meetings, express themselves, and acting as a guide rather than taking over the conversation. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
8/1/202110 minutes, 13 seconds
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740 - Self-Righteous Self Check For Entrepreneurs

Given how crazy things are in the world, it's easier than ever to have conflict and get triggered. This is something that I’ve worked on for most of my adult life and I am still working on. One of the things I have realized about being triggered, is that when I am I often feel self-righteous. I define feeling self righteous as feeling like I am completely right, shutting out other options, and getting to the point where I don't hear anyone but myself or someone who agrees with me. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. I have worked on reacting to triggers for decades. Trying to recognize triggers, avoid them altogether, prepare myself so I am not as reactive when something happens, and lowering the pressure and noise everywhere else in my life so that I have more effort and energy available when I am triggered. Even though I do all of this, it still happens. I get triggered, and I become self-righteous. This is how I walk my way out of it… Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
7/29/202115 minutes, 5 seconds
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739 - Coaches Never Take the Field

When you look at an entrepreneur in a business, they are normally the first person that is willing to drop everything, jump in, and do somebody else's job for them. Entrepreneurs are in this habit of solving for everyone around them. What happens when you set up an environment where people are used to that? You set up an environment where your team knows that when they can’t get the job done, you will jump in and save the day. The challenge with being an entrepreneur who's willing to jump into the tactics over and over again is that you create the expectation that you will always be in the tactics. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Now, when you look at a coach of a sports team, they never take the field. The reason they feel comfortable doing that is that every person on the field knows the long-term goal all the way down to the day-to-day execution on the field, court, or pitch. We need to create that in your business. When your team understands where they are going and what they need to do today to get there, you can turn the responsibility over to them and stop jumping in to do it for them. When you do that, you can coach. Coaching means explaining, supporting, and telling someone what to do, but never doing it for them. When you coach your team, you never actually take the field. In this podcast, you will learn how to make that happen. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
7/25/202112 minutes, 9 seconds
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738 - How to Clean Up Your Business (with Adrianne Meldrum)

As a business grows, the potential for pressure and noise to build within the life of the entrepreneur goes up. It can feel like life never really settles down for the entrepreneurial business. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. In this podcast, Adrianne Meldrum, CEO of Made For Math, shares the tactics and results of cleaning up her business by leaning into processes and frameworks. By lowering the pressure and noise around you, your capacity for growth will increase and you can make the contribution you have always wanted with your business. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
7/20/202112 minutes, 21 seconds
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737 - The Age of the Entrepreneur

We're entering an age in the world today where the argument can be made that individual entrepreneurs are more powerful in some regards than governments. Jeff Bezos has a distribution system that rivals any country in the entire world. Mark Zuckerberg has a communication system that rivals and actually exceeds anything any country on the planet has. We have entrepreneurs who are now rising to the point where they have more influence on the world than governments. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. In this podcast, I am going to talk about the direction the world is going. We are entering the age of the entrepreneur where the world moving forward will be formed, created, and shaped by people exactly like us. We are entering a time where, if you're from a group of people that have traditionally been underserved or underprivileged, you can make your contribution to the world. Don't ask for permission to start a company and just do it. Right now, we have an opportunity not just to run businesses and make money, but to actually shift the future of the planet. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
7/16/202114 minutes, 42 seconds
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736 - Solving Is Not Serving

If we jump in and tell people what to do, what we think, or what the answer to a problem in the business is, we take away their ability to think on their own. We deprive them of the opportunity to make decisions. In some companies, team members are conditioned to having things done for them. It's can happen in a relationship with a significant other, as well. If you tell your spouse or your significant other how to fix a problem they are going through, you're not allowing them to go through the decision-making process. You're not allowing them to examine what could happen and what options they have. You're just taking it all away from them and you're creating dependency. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. In this podcast, you will learn about how the more we allow someone to solve an issue, the more we allow someone to drive all the way to the decision-making point and then let them implement their decision, the faster that person evolves and learns. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one."
7/13/202113 minutes, 12 seconds
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735 - Grow Out of Five Figure Business Habits

You have probably heard this more than once… "What got you here won't get you there.” In entrepreneurial circles, this typically means the habits and tactics that got you to one level of success or will not help you achieve the next level of success. In fact, those very habits and tactics may be holding you in place. This is something I see all the time with entrepreneurs. Rather than make the behavioral changes necessary to grow their business to the next level, their business plateaus and even stagnates, sometimes shrinking because the entrepreneur themselves does not change their behaviors. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This came up during our last event in a pretty dramatic way. In this podcast, I will share with you what I shared with all of our members. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
7/9/202116 minutes, 12 seconds
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734 - The Cure for Entrepreneurial Anxiety

As entrepreneurs, we are that small percentage of the population that goes into the future, creates a new reality, comes back to the present, and demands it becomes real. When we don't make progress towards that brighter future, when we're not moving in the right direction, all kinds of things happen. We feel restless agitation. We feel this restlessness and agitation and we wonder why we cannot make things happen. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The cure to entrepreneurially anxiety is knowing that what you're doing on a day-to-day basis is leading to your long-term vision. Even better, it's knowing that what every person on your team is doing on a day-to-day basis is leading to your long-term vision. So many entrepreneurs are anxious, frustrated, and highly reactive with their teams is that they are carrying their plan for the future around in their heads. That is exhausting. In this podcast, you will learn how to turn that discipline over to a strategic plan and allow the strategic plan to do carry your vision. Then, you will be able to step out of anxiety and lead your team effectively. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
7/2/202114 minutes, 57 seconds
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733 - Transitioning From Work to Play With Your Team (With Ticora Davis)

The most important investment you can make in your business is with the people who choose to work with you every day. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. At a recent Charfen Summit, one of our members, Ticora Davis, the CEO of The Creator's Lawfirm, shared with our membership how she realized that she had created a negative work environment through the example she set. This led her to create an office shutdown process that helps her team understand that they do not need to work overtime, and they can transition from work to play together and spend time with their families. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/29/202118 minutes, 42 seconds
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732 - The Magic of Passenger Status

As your business grows, entrepreneurs like you and me must make increasingly difficult decisions with less and less information. You have to be able to hold space for a larger population of people. You have to actually be able to deal with the stress and the pressure of decision-making. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. We have a saying in our membership. "Lead your business from the passenger seat." We celebrate and memorialize when our members achieve "Passenger Status." In order to get there, you must find a way to duplicate decision-making, get your team out in front of you, and truly step into your role as the transformational leader of your business. The magic of passenger status is that it creates the spaciousness you need to actually do what you need to do in a business. In this podcast, I'll show you how to get there. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/25/202113 minutes, 43 seconds
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731 - From Crisis to Growth (With Marialexandra Garcia)

Crisis is a natural state for entrepreneurs. It is where we adapt, make a massive change, and create the impact we want on the world. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. At a recent Charfen Summit, one of our members, Marialexandra Garcia, the CEO of Outplay Swimwear, shared with our membership how she has gone from a place of crisis to growing her business at an incredible rate. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/23/202112 minutes, 38 seconds
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730 - Loops and Spirals Created By Not Having a Strategic Plan

Your addiction to new is preventing you from achieving mastery. I see this happen to entrepreneurs all the time. We will go to a conference or an event, hen we come back to our team and tell them all about the next big thing that is going to change everything in our business. Then we give them just enough time to get started on this new project before we come back to them with another new thing. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. So often, we change direction so often that it becomes impossible for our businesses to grow to the next level. There is a better way. By creating a strategic plan, you give your team clear outcomes and a commitment to an execution period where you do not deviate. This creates clarity, confidence, and commitment from your team, and creates a massive amount of momentum for you along the way. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/18/20219 minutes, 45 seconds
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729 - Biggest Takeaways From the Charfen Summit

On the final day of the Charfen Summit, we gathered our members together for a unique opportunity to simplify their businesses so that they can grow and scale like crazy. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. As we conclude this virtual event, we are going to ask what our members are going to go back into their businesses and implement. This is a unique opportunity for you to peek behind the curtain of the Charfen Summit and get key insights into what these incredible entrepreneurs are doing to create a massive impact on the world. In this podcast, you will learn what entrepreneurs around the world are doing right now to clarify where they are, create a plan to create the future, and execute like crazy. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/15/202122 minutes, 19 seconds
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728 - The Biggest Myth in Entrepreneurship

The biggest myth in entrepreneurship is that entrepreneurs need to be good managers in order to lead their teams. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Almost every entrepreneur in the world is challenged by managing people because we get stuck in transactional management. You might be challenged managing people, but you are a natural-born leader. In this podcast, I will show you how to lead your team without ever having to manage them again. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/11/202114 minutes, 46 seconds
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727 - A Strategic Plan in Your Business Will Change Everything

There is nothing in your business that will give you as much momentum as a strategic plan.   Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now.   The reality is that most entrepreneurs find themselves stuck, overwhelmed, bottlenecked, and burning out because they are missing this one thing...   In this podcast, I'm going to talk about this problem in entrepreneurship and how to fix it so that you can create predictable growth in your business.   Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started.   Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community   If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/8/20219 minutes, 58 seconds
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726 - The #1 Problem in Entrepreneurship, and Why No One Is Talking About It

There is a massive problem facing entrepreneurs around the world, and the most terrifying part is that nobody is talking about it Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The reality is that most entrepreneurs find themselves stuck, overwhelmed, bottlenecked, and burning out because they are missing one thing... In this podcast, I'm going to talk about this problem in entrepreneurship and how to fix it so that you can create predictable growth in your business. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/4/202112 minutes, 37 seconds
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725 - Communication Creates Peace

The relationship you have with your team members, particularly your operator, can make or break your success as an entrepreneur. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Anyone who says business isn't personal hasn't grown an organization to the level where they should be giving advice. As you grow, your ability to grow the business is entirely dependent on your ability to lead the people closest to you within the organization. In this podcast, I sat down with three entrepreneurs and their operators to talk about how communication has changed their relationship and the impact it has had on their business. I hope this interview encourages you to invest in the relationships within your business so that you can grow and scale effectively. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
6/1/202122 minutes, 6 seconds
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724 - What to Do When You're Stuck

If you are an experienced entrepreneur, or really any entrepreneur, that is feeling stuck, plateaued or like you are out of momentum, this is for you. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. There is one thing you need to get unstuck as an entrepreneur. If you're stuck in a place of procrastination, overwhelm, and lack the excitement you need to make your greatest contribution. If you can give yourself a clear outcome and commit to it, you will see yourself break through barriers, get more done, and find the momentum you've so desperately wanted. In this podcast, I mentioned an earlier episode that you can use to get out of overwhelm. You can listen to it now at https://charfen.com/570 Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/28/202110 minutes, 37 seconds
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723 - How to Become a More Effective Visionary

Entrepreneurs are that small percentage of the population that gets up every morning, travels into the future, create a new reality, then comes back to the present and demands it becomes real. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. We are visionaries. People who create the future that isn't there yet. In fact, the future of the world exists right now in the minds of visionaries that are getting ready to make it happen. Our ability to be visionary, to create the future, to see around corners, is one of the most important skills we have that will make us successful entrepreneurs. Here is how I have become a more effective visionary, and you can too… Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/26/202116 minutes, 32 seconds
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722 - The Easiest Way to Build Trust with Your Team

We all reach a point as entrepreneurs were what we can do on our own is no longer enough. At that point it’s time to build a team. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. The fastest way to make your team productive, and to build a team of true believers, is to build trust with them. It may be counterintuitive, but in the video I explain the fastest way to build trust with your team. Remember when it comes to your team, trust = massive momentum. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/21/20217 minutes, 56 seconds
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721 - I Got Rid of Commissions and This is What Happened...

About ten months ago, I had an idea… (An idea that is practically unheard of in business and would go against all industry standards) I wanted to eliminate high-pressure sales and commission-based sales reps in our company. Instead, I wanted to create a purely consultative sales experience with our Coaches and zero commissions. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. When I shared this with a few close friends, they told me I was crazy, it wouldn’t work, and it was impossible... Still, I had this firm belief that it could work and my team stood behind me. The results have been incredible and far beyond what I expected. By the end of this episode of the Momentum Podcast, you will learn how: - We immediately started converting more when we removed the commission and pressure. Ten months later, we are exceeding the golden standard for high ticket conversions. - Removing commission sales and putting genuine consultative sales in place has completely shifted everything for our company. It’s increased the number of people coming into our high ticket programs, improved our delivery, adoption rate, and retention rate. - If you’ve been struggling with sales or felt frustrated with your commission sales process, this approach offers a different option and way to look at things. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Coaches or consultants on your team could be the best sales closers you have. You might not need all the persuasion or pressure to get the right people into your programs. Joining me today are two of our Coaches, Nicole Zeien-Cox and Stephanie Mondragon. I wanted you to hear from them firsthand what this process looks like and how they approach sales with our members. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/18/202131 minutes, 53 seconds
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720 - Stop Striving For Balance

Finding the right balance between growing and scaling your business and being present and focused with your family can be challenging for entrepreneurs. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This interaction comes directly from a coaching call with a member using the Momentum Planner System. In this interaction, she expresses that her biggest challenge is prioritizing her business over her family and how incongruent that feels. By the end of this 22-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - How to get over the guilt of balancing your family and your business. - How to create clarity in your priorities so that you can understand where you should focus your time to create maximum momentum. - What to offload as a business owner so that you can grow a massive business without sacrificing yourself or your family along the way. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/14/202120 minutes, 55 seconds
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719 - A Sneak Peek Inside the Charfen Daily Huddle

When a team collectively cares about the shared goal of the company, and they transparently share their feelings, they will always create momentum. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is a special look inside the Charfen Daily Huddle on a very important day in our company. We are launching a new product and this is the first day we are doing webinars to sell it. We have worked for months to create a product that will help entrepreneurs create a strategic plan for their business so that they can grow and scale predictably. By the end of this 10-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - How entrepreneurs can cast a vision for their team so that they can unify the team around the contribution they want to make in the world. - How entrepreneurs around the world need a strategic plan in order to maximize their momentum and make their greatest contribution. - How to use a small portion of intentional time to create the maximum amount of momentum for your team. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/12/20218 minutes, 19 seconds
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718 - Increase Your Impact with Video (Expert Call with Marley Jaxx)

When you have video on your side, you can increase your impact, make a contribution, and get your tribe into momentum. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This clip was recorded during a broadcast of one of our company's Expert Calls. Once a month, we bring in an expert in a specific area of business in to speak to our membership. Our members are able to ask specific questions and hear the tactics and strategies our experts teach. Today, we are giving you a peek behind the curtain into our membership. We brought in Marley Jaxx to help you understand the secrets behind using video more effectively in your business. By the end of this 17-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - How to get comfortable on camera - A process to be effective on video - How the stories you tell will draw your audience into your message The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/7/202118 minutes, 24 seconds
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717 - Why the Power of Belief is Crucial to Your Success

Belief in your business is one of the most powerful catalysts to making the impact, and the income you want. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. As entrepreneurs, it is crucial that we understand how to create this belief. Not a timid “I am pretty sure we can do this,” type of belief. That isn’t good enough. If you want to make an impact and change the world, you need absolute belief in your team, in your business, and in your ability to make things happen. By the end of this 20-minute podcast episode, you will see that: The stronger your belief in your business, the more significant your business will be. The stronger your team believes in your business, the faster your business will grow. How to amplify both so that you can go out and make your greatest contribution. If you don't have an absolute belief right now, that's OK. Most entrepreneurs don't. This is something that we learn to develop with our team over time. When you have the right systems, you will find that belief, and you will find the momentum that comes with it. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://predictableplanningsystem.com/pps/pps-reg/ to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
5/4/202118 minutes, 42 seconds
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716 - Process Will Protect Your Marriage and Grow Your Business

Process creates intimacy, and can rebuild a marriage or any relationship. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. A couple weeks ago I got a call from a friend of mine who let me know that he was having issues in his marriage. He and his wife were not ready to get divorced, they weren’t fighting, they were just in a place of apathy. Years ago, they both started withholding and not sharing everything in their marriage. The small degree changes day after day resulted in a place where they are now miles apart and are more like a business partnership than a marriage. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/30/202113 minutes, 37 seconds
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715 - One Universal Truth About Every Business

Your business is broken and if things go well and always will be. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Far too many entrepreneurs expect their businesses to feel perfect, they beat themselves up over gaps or flaws, and they have challenges when things don't go exactly right. Businesses are meant to be broken. They are constantly shifting and adjusting to growth, market conditions, and--when things are going well--an expanding team. All of these dynamics can lead to challenges, issues, and constraints that you learn to adjust to and move forward. By the end of this 15-minute podcast episode, you will learn about: - The fiction that is trying to build the perfect business. - That the only business that is perfect, and doesn't have any problems, is one that is closed. - That if we understand that businesses break, we can be confident that each time we close a gap or correct an issue, our business is getting stronger. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world.   Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started.   Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community   If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/27/202117 minutes, 47 seconds
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714 - Why So Many Visionaries Fail

"You know, I've studied a lot of systems. I just want to hire people now to run whatever systems work." This statement embodies the reason why so many previously successful visionaries end up failing to create success a second time. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now.   There is no substitute for creating the systems, frameworks, and processes in your business that will sustain your growth long term.   Predictability is the only way entrepreneurs can step into their true roles as transformational leaders.   By the end of this 20-minute podcast episode, you will learn: - That you cannot hire your way to implementation. - How a strategic plan can clarify what you need to do today in order to achieve your ultimate outcome. - What it takes to be successful as a visionary entrepreneur.   The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world.   Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started.   Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community   If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/23/202119 minutes, 45 seconds
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713 - To Create Predictable Growth, You Need...

A predictable business is not necessarily something entrepreneurs start off their journey into business with the intention of attaining.   Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now.   The challenge is that we fell that predictability will stiffle our creativity and the freedom we wanted when we first decided to become an entrepreneur. Nothing could be further from the truth. Predictability is the only way entrepreneurs can step into their true roles as transformational leaders.   By the end of this 25-minute podcast episode, you will learn how a strategic plan can: - Create predictable growth in your business. - Give you the freedom to grow the business you've always wanted to have. - Allow you to become the transformational leader you've always known you should be.   The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world.   Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started.   Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community   If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/20/202119 minutes, 19 seconds
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712 - The Power of Yes with Darian Khosravi

The power of saying, "Yes" in your business can be absolutely game-changing. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is a special presentation by Darian Khosravi, CEO of Kosmos-Q, at the Charfen Summit. In this presentation, Kosmo shares his emotional story of how his life has been impacted by the power of saying, "yes" to his calling and success. By the end of this 12-minute podcast episode, you will: - Hear how Kosmo has shaped his success by leaning into his drive and inate desire to create contribution. - Be inspired to say "Yes" to your own calling and create success in your own business. - Understand how the Charfen Cadence has helped Kosmo grow from $1.9M to a $15M run rate and beyond. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/16/202111 minutes, 51 seconds
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711 - Four Fears All Entrepreneurs Face (And How To Conquer Them)

If you're an entrepreneur, it can seem like you need to keep up an outward appearance of success in order to maintain it in your life. From the outside, it can look like things in your business are going great... So why does it feel so hard? Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. When you first started your business, we thought that when we got to where we are right now, things would be sailing smoothly. We thought we would grow quickly. We thought we could scale with ease. But it turns out that more revenue and bigger teams only lead to more complexity with different struggles and bigger challenges. By the end of this 25-minute podcast episode, you will understand how to overcome the fear that growing your business will lead to: - Damaging your closest relationships... - Failing and losing your business... - Letting your clients down, or... - Damaging your reputation because you can't deliver what you're promising... The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/13/202125 minutes, 28 seconds
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710 - Owner and Operator Alignment with Brent Pohlman

When a CEO and Operator are aligned, their business can grow exponentially. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is a special presentation by Brent Pohlman, CEO of Midwest Soil Labs, at the Charfen Summit. Their company has experienced massive growth in leadership over the last year, and that growth can be attributed to the alignment that has been created between Brent and his Operator. By the end of this 13-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - How to create a better culture focused on relationships in your business so that you can trust your team as you grow. - How a company aligned with the owner/operator's vision creates trust in the direction the company is going. - How alignment between the CEO and Operator of a business creates support and momentum for the employees of that business. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/9/202114 minutes, 9 seconds
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709 - How to Stop Being the Biggest Bottleneck in Your Business

In an entrepreneurial business, the most common issue I’ve encountered is that the entrepreneur in charge is buried by the responsibilities of running and growing that business on a day-to-day basis. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. More often than not, entrepreneurs say that they are drowning in things that need to get done. At the end of the day, they look at what they still have left to do and wonder how in the world they are going to get it done. It’s as if the entire business is hitting a bottleneck and there is no end in sight. By the end of this 24-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - What the biggest bottleneck in entrepreneurial businesses is. - The tangible, tactical, and transformative steps you need to take to break the biggest bottleneck. - How getting past this will grow your business exponentially. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. If you're ready to learn more, go to https://charfen.com/standby to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/6/202124 minutes, 52 seconds
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708 - Closer Teams Through Weekly Reports with Adam Liette

Weekly reporting can completely change how you lead and manage your team. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is a special presentation by Adam Liette, Operator of Musical U, at the Charfen Summit. The reality is that most entrepreneurs want to run and hide when they hear the words weekly reporting but you're about to hear first hand why this kind of reporting is different from anything you have experienced before. By the end of this 13-minute podcast episode, you will understand: - How a weekly reporting system can help your team communicate what is going well in their position. - That allowing your team to communicate where they need support can increase transparency in your business. - How a simple report on a weekly basis can dramatically increase your understanding of what is being accomplished in your business. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
4/2/202112 minutes, 34 seconds
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707 - How To-Do Lists Destroy Productivity

Your "to-do" might be robbing your productivity. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you are anything like me, then you've probably tried more than one (way more than one) planner or organizing system. In my experience, most of the planners I tried to use have been so complicated they took more time than what I was getting back from planning. Either that or others that I have tried to use just became a to-do list and had little to do with strategically moving me forward. I felt like I had tried everything and it just wasn't working so I decided to create a solution myself. I spent about five years researching and studying how humans plan and achieve. By the end of this 17-minute podcast episode, you will be able to answer: - What question should we ask ourselves? - How should we create a plan to actually be successful? - What is missing from most people's planning and execution efforts that hold them back? The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. As I researched, I got better at planning myself, and as I pulled more information together, a clear strategy started to emerge. I started to see how as entrepreneurs the planning that we are doing is holding us back, it's actually taking away our momentum. With some simple adjustments, the planning we are doing will not only create momentum for us but will keep us there. Go to https://momentumplanner.com/mps to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to https://momentumplanner.com/mps and gain access to one of the most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/30/202115 minutes, 25 seconds
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706 - Get Clear. Grow Fast. With Andrea Reindl

As an entrepreneur, the more leverage you have in your personal life, the more leverage you can have in your business. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is a special presentation by Andrea Reindl, CEO and Founder of Legacy Creative. Andrea has created an organization that is changing the world and making a massive contribution. Her impact is clear, and it is the result of her commitment to implementation. By the end of this 20-minute guest presentation by Andrea Reindl at the Charfen Summit, you will understand how: - To overcome the feeling of being drowned in your business without having to lose the business you love or hurt the people around you. - How to implement momentum-based forward planning into your life and business so that you can step into your role as the visionary leader of your business. - The three biggest areas of implementation that gave Andrea the most leverage in her business. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. This sneak-peek into the Charfen Summit is a rare opportunity to experience what this exclusive Mastermind is like. If you're ready to join us, go to https://charfen.com/buildmomentum to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one. Additional Resources: https://charfen.com/time https://momentumplanner.com/mps https://billionairecode.com
3/26/202116 minutes, 10 seconds
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705 - When Blind Entrepreneurs Lead Blind Companies

Entrepreneurs without a plan can feel like they are the biggest bottleneck in their business. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is the remedy to being the biggest bottleneck in your business and will give you the clarity you need to grow and scale your business as the transformational leader you were meant to be. By the end of this 13-minute podcast, you will understand how: - To cast a vision for your team without creating fear, anxiety, or apprehension about the future. - To clarify your mission so that you can go out and make your greatest contribution. - How to overcome the most common entrepreneurial trap that can keep your business from truly growing. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/23/202115 minutes, 45 seconds
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704 - How to Scale Your Business with Heather DeSantis

Leveraging the media in your business can be one of the fastest methods to growing your brand and your tribe. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. This is a special presentation by Heather DeSantis, CEO of Publicity for Good. Heather details her method for building a media presence and how her business has changed as a result of working within the Charfen Cadence. By the end of this 20-minute guest presentation by Heather DeSantis at the Charfen Summit, you will see that: - Publicity can work in your favor to grow the impact of your brand quickly. - Implementing process, structure, and routine into your business can allow you to make your greatest contribution. - The power of communication within a team can align your team around a unified purpose so that you can build a world-changing empire. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. This sneak-peek into the Charfen Summit is a rare opportunity to experience what this exclusive Mastermind is like. If you're ready to join us, go to https://charfen.com/buildmomentum to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/19/202122 minutes, 6 seconds
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703 - Executing at Lightning Speed with Stacy Tuschl

You can have the world's best coaches in your corner, but if you do not implement their coaching, it will do less than nothing for you. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Are you ready to grow and scale your business quickly and predictably? This episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 19-minute guest presentation by Stacy Tuschl at the Charfen Summit, you will see that: - Creating a strategic plan is the fastest way to get your business into Momentum. - Developing a communiation structure within your business allows you to step into your role as a transformational leader. - The Charfen Cadence implements both of the above into your business so you can go out and make your greatest contribution. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. This sneak-peek into the Charfen Summit is a rare opportunity to experience what this exclusive Mastermind is like. If you're ready to join us, go to https://charfen.com/buildmomentum to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/16/202119 minutes, 17 seconds
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702 - The Most Important Relationship in Your Business

An entrepreneur with a team never walks into a room alone. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Are you an entrepreneur growing a team? The relationship you develop with the people who are helping you in your business is going to dramatically improve your ability to make your greatest contribution. By the end of this 29-minute sneak peek into the Charfen Summit, you will understand: - How CEO's and Operators can work together to create momentum in a business. - How an Operator can support a CEO to be the visionary leader of the business. - How a CEO can hire the right people to support the growth of the business and create momentum quickly. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. This sneak-peek into the Charfen Summit is a rare opportunity to experience what this exclusive Mastermind is like. If you're ready to join us, go to https://charfen.com/buildmomentum to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/12/202123 minutes, 51 seconds
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701 - Where Did We Win Today?

Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools an entrepreneur can use to multiply success in their life and in their business. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Have you ever wanted to multiply the success of your business and create more momentum than you are currently experiencing? This episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 19-minute sneak peek into the Charfen Summit, you will understand: - That focusing on where you win in your day-to-day life can manifest more success on a daily basis. - How the members of the Charfen Coaching Programs are creating massive momentum in their lives and in their businesses (And how you can replicate their results). - How to join the tribe of entrepreneurs who are building world-changing empires and leading mass movements with their businesses. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. This sneak-peek into the Charfen Summit is a rare opportunity to experience what this exclusive Mastermind is like. If you're ready to join us, go to https://charfen.com/buildmomentum to get started. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/9/202119 minutes, 38 seconds
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700 - How Real Businesses Grow

The secrets to growing a successful business are among the most sought after in the entrepreneurial space. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you've always dreamed of running a real business that can change the world for the people you serve, this episode will help you get there. By the end of this 16-minute episode, you will understand: - How focusing on your own self-care can be the biggest point of leverage you have to grow your business. - That an entrepreneur with a team never walks into a room alone. - If you apply the right systems, processes, and frameworks into your business, you can go out and make your greatest contribution. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one.
3/5/202115 minutes, 35 seconds
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699 - How to Create More Gratitude and Joy in Your Life and Business

Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for the best way to hack their productivity and get the most out of their day. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Have you ever wanted to scientifically program your mind for success? This is the episode you will not want to miss. By the end of this 26-minute episode, you will understand: - How entrepreneurs can get stuck in achievement loops that leave you worn down and exhausted. - How to activate your mind to seek out the things that will make - How to move forward to create momentum to gain joy and gratitude in your life. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you are an entrepreneur who is listening in and you can relate, then be sure and head over to charfen.com/buildmomentum and gain access to some of my most requested business tools to grow and scale your business in any market condition, even in this one. I’ve created something I call The Momentum Planning System -- it’s a scientifically proven method for creating momentum. And it’s SPECIFICALLY created for entrepreneurs. You’re going to love it. This has helped hundreds of people: Get more focused on their business. Reduce the pressure and noise around them. Figure out what to offload and stop doing. Find the right direction. Identify their top priorities. Eliminate wasted time. Reduce anxiety about the future. Need Help Getting Momentum? Get The Momentum Planning System Now Check it out below: https://charfen.com/mps-693
3/2/202119 minutes, 4 seconds
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698 - What Does Genuine Leadership Look Like?

Entrepreneurs are the visionary leaders of the world. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you've ever wanted to become the visionary leader of a business that can change the world, this episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 16-minute episode, you will: - Hear from real entrepreneurs leading world-changing businesses about what genuine leadership is. - Understand the truth about how taking care of yourself will create momentum in your life and in your business. - How to overcome perfectionist tendencies and create massive momentum in your business. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community The world needs you now as much as it ever has before. Be part of the movement of entrepreneurs who are stepping into their roles as transformational leaders and building world-changing empires. Go to https://charfen.com/blind to get started.
2/26/202115 minutes, 54 seconds
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697 - Why Do Entrepreneurs Tolerate Too Much?

If you're a visionary entrepreneur, the chances are high that you are tolerating too much. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you're looking for the tools you need to relieve the weight of your business off of your shoulders, then this episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 26-minute episode, you will: - Have the clarity you need to determine fact from fiction in your business. - Be able to see that procrastination is the result of a lack of confidence in your plan. - Understand that when you can see the path clearly, your level of commitment will skyrocket. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community The world needs you now as much as it ever has before. Be part of the movement of entrepreneurs who are stepping into their roles as transformational leaders and building world-changing empires. Go to https://charfen.com/blind to get started. I’ve created something I call The Momentum Planning System -- it’s a scientifically proven method for creating momentum. And it’s SPECIFICALLY created for entrepreneurs. You’re going to love it. This has helped hundreds of people: Get more focused on their business. Reduce the pressure and noise around them. Figure out what to offload and stop doing. Find the right direction. Identify their top priorities. Eliminate wasted time. Reduce anxiety about the future. Need Help Getting Momentum? Get The Momentum Planning System Now Check it out below: https://charfen.com/mps-697
2/23/202125 minutes, 3 seconds
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696 - Why the Greatest Entrepreneurs in History Turned the Noise Off

Have you ever felt like your list of things to do was never ending? Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you're a visionary entrepreneur who can't turn it off and is looking for a way to lower the pressure and noise in your life, this episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 10-minute podcast, you will: - Understand why entrepreneurs like us are prone to experience pressure and noise at a high level. - How to identify areas in your life where you can start to offload the things that are causing you pain. - How to simplify the systems and processes around you so that you can get into momentum and stay there. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you're ready to start building momentum in your business and step into your destiny as the visionary of your business, get the prescription right now at https://charfen.com/buildmomentum.
2/19/20217 minutes, 31 seconds
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695 - This Is What Unstuck Entrepreneurs Look Like

The wealthiest and most successful people on the planet look like they have it all figured out. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you're an entrepreneur looking to find the right way to grow your business with clarity, confidence, and commitment, this episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 16-minute podcast, you will: - Have the clarity you need to start pursuing your outcomes as an entrepreneur. - Gain the confidence to lead your business as the visionary you truly are. - Find commitment to a strategic plan that will grow your business faster than you ever thought possible. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you're ready to start building momentum in your business and step into your destiny as the visionary of your business, get the prescription right now at https://charfen.com/buildmomentum. I’ve created something I call The Momentum Planning System -- it’s a scientifically proven method for creating momentum. And it’s SPECIFICALLY created for entrepreneurs. You’re going to love it. This has helped hundreds of people: Get more focused on their business. Reduce the pressure and noise around them. Figure out what to offload and stop doing. Find the right direction. Identify their top priorities. Eliminate wasted time. Reduce anxiety about the future. Need Help Getting Momentum? Get The Momentum Planning System Now Check it out below: https://charfen.com/mps-695
2/16/202116 minutes, 32 seconds
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694 - Before You Execute, Do This

Understanding what the next step is for your business can be a challenge. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. Are you stuck trying to figure out what you should be executing to get your business into momentum? This episode of the Momentum Podcast is for you. By the end of this 10-minute episode, you will: - Be able to analyze your business with certainty and consistency - Gain the clarity you need to start making forward progress in your business - Have the confidence you need to go out and lead the business you've always known you should The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community Being able to analyze your business is one of the most foundational ways to solve the problem of being stuck. Go to charfen.com/core to build momentum in your business.
2/12/20217 minutes, 57 seconds
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693 - The Biggest Hurdle to Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurs are the most consistent source of positive human evolution. We always have, and we always will be. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you’re an entrepreneur looking to grow a world-changing empire, this episode will help you overcome the biggest hurdle standing between entrepreneurs and success. By the end of this 14-minute episode, you will understand: Why it is difficult for entrepreneurs to see the right path to grow their business. The two fundamental questions entrepreneurs have to answer in order to grow and scale. How you can start to clarify your vision so you can get into momentum and start growing your business predictably. There is nothing wrong with you, and you are not alone. Join the rally-cry of entrepreneurs around the world who are getting into momentum and bringing the rest of humanity with us by going to https://charfen.com/blind. The Momentum Podcast is created specifically for entrepreneurs like you to get into momentum and take the rest of the world with you. If this episode helped you do that, take a moment and leave a review. Let us know how we have helped you make a bigger impact on the world. Our entrepreneurial journey doesn't end here! Be sure to check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community There is a way to grow the business you have always known you should have, and you are just the one to grow it. Go to https://charfen.com/blind right now to find out the truth about your identity as an entrepreneur. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/blind I’ve created something I call The Momentum Planning System -- it’s a scientifically proven method for creating momentum. And it’s SPECIFICALLY created for entrepreneurs. You’re going to love it. This has helped hundreds of people: Get more focused on their business. Reduce the pressure and noise around them. Figure out what to offload and stop doing. Find the right direction. Identify their top priorities. Eliminate wasted time. Reduce anxiety about the future. Need Help Getting Momentum? Get The Momentum Planning System Now Check it out below: https://charfen.com/mps-693
2/9/202113 minutes, 50 seconds
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692 - We Are Being Radicalized Against Each Other

I am not a conspiracy theorist, I’m a realist. In the past year, it’s shocking just how much more reactive people are, and how many people are looking for a fight. There is a clear, logical reason, why so many good people are fighting with each other. The more we understand about what's going on, the more we can adjust our behaviors and prevent ourselves from being manipulated. You can take steps today to step into the role of transformational leader that you've always known you should be. Go to https://billionairecode.com to learn more. Check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you’re ready to take the next step and start building a real foundation for your business, we are ready to help you. Go to https://billionairecode.com right now to set up a call with one of our coaches and start building the systems, processes, and routines you need to make your greatest contribution. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/community 
2/5/202121 minutes, 56 seconds
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691 - Understanding the Power of Meditation - Entrepreneur Brain Facts

The entrepreneurs I work with are not normal entrepreneurs. They are the hardest charging, hardest driving, most overwhelmingly momentum-driven entrepreneurs on the planet. I don't meditate. I can't meditate. I don't want to meditate. I hear all of these from entrepreneurs when I asked them the simple question “do you meditate?” I understand why. For people like us who can't turn it off and don't know why anyone would want to, the idea of clearing our minds seems impossible and unnecessary. The way meditation is presented by most people who have figured it out it's so ambiguous and difficult to understand that it makes just about anyone feel like they can't get there. Meditation isn't about clearing your mind, having a spiritual or religious experience. There is a better way to look at this that will create massive momentum for you and for everyone around you. The fact is, here's what meditation is. It's taking a short period of time where you slow your breathing. Breathe in and out through your nose exclusively. You don't do anything else but sit there and breathe. You allow your system to reset, you allow calm to come over you, and you feel a physiological contrast from when you started, to when you finish. And if you're willing to go to charfen.com/meditate, and download the two-minute meditations that I recorded, right now you can try one and see. What is the contrast from before you started, to after? Here's what I want you to feel. Did the tension in your shoulders release? Did the tension in your forehead release? Do you feel like your lungs are more expanded? Do you feel more present, more aware, more vibrant, more able to do more? Because when I meditate, that's exactly what happens. This is why I created those meditations. This is why I use the Muse headset. Because for me, I invest a little bit of time, and I get back massive amounts of presence, awareness, consciousness. And let's be honest. All of those create ridiculous momentum. Are you ready for some meditation momentum? Join me live as we dive into meditation momentum. Be sure you go to charfen.com/meditate Once you click on that link you will be greeted by Momentum Bot which will not only deliver you the three meditations I recorded for you today but also share information on the muse headset. Try them out. I would love to know what you think. Breathe in and out through your nose. And you're gonna feel this incredible time investment, where you take a small fraction of time, like three minutes, and you can go out and create momentum for hours. Meditation isn't about clearing your mind, having a spiritual or religious experience. There is a better way to look at this that will create massive momentum for you and for everyone around you. Go to charfen.com/meditate
2/2/202122 minutes, 21 seconds
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690 - Where Life Really Changes for Entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs, we all want to be making a bigger impact on the world. Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now. If you've ever wondered how to balance investing in yourself and taking tangible steps to achieve your goals, this episode of the Momentum Podcast is exactly what you need to hear. By the end of this 10 minute podcast, you will: - See the power of intention at work in how you set and achieve your goals - Understand the two fundamental questions we ask ourselves as entrepreneurs - Be able to take five simple steps and understand how to achieve what you really want in your life, business, and relationships. You can take steps today to step into the role of transformational leader that you've always known you should be. Go to https://billionairecode.com to learn more. Check out our Facebook Community filled with entrepreneurs just like you who are getting into momentum and building world-changing empires ---> https://charfen.com/community If you’re ready to take the next step and start building a real foundation for your business, we are ready to help you. Go to https://billionairecode.com right now to set up a call with one of our coaches and start building the systems, processes, and routines you need to make your greatest contribution. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
1/29/20219 minutes, 55 seconds
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689 - In The Next 10 Days Water Could Change Everything For You

Do you feel like you are procrastinating?   Do you ever feel a lack of connections?   When was the last time you had a glass of water?   Is your Natural Thirst Awakened or...   Are you unknowingly in survival mode? Tune in and find out now. https://naturalthirstnow.com   WHAT IS NATURAL THIRST?   A natural Thirst is a Transformative Approach to Hydration     Proper hydration doesn’t mean counting ounces, it means listening to your body.     Natural Thirst helps reactivate your body’s instincts to survive and then thrive, allow you to stop worrying about how much water you’re drinking, and know that you are getting the right amount for your body.   In this live video, you’ll hear just a preview of amazing breakthroughs people have had through the Natural Thirst Challenge -- from resolving lifelong acne in less than 7 days to eliminating the symptoms of type-II diabetes in 8 months.   When you reawaken your natural thirst and understand how to listen to your body, you understand how to give it exactly what it needs.   IT’S THE KEY TO… Allowing your body to naturally optimize so you look better, feel better, and have higher energy levels throughout the day -- without the caffeine crash. Increasing your awareness so you stay present at the moment and get more out of life.  Show your body how to THRIVE, not just survive so you effortlessly maintain peak performance and always know exactly what your body needs.  Help your body avoid starvation cycles by neutralizing your digestive system -- your body will desire the nutrition that it needs, instead of binge eating foods we know aren’t good for us.  Decrease toxicity within your body naturally, without sending your body into survival mode with detox drinks and harsh dieting.  Awaken your body through hyperhydration.    Tune in now.   Ask your questions and when you are ready to learn more, head over to https://naturalthirstnow.com and join us in our free 10-Day Natural Thirst Challenge   Awaken your thirst instinct, help your body not just survive but thrive and effortlessly stay ideally hydrated every day.   Nothing to lose and everything to gain…   https://naturalthirstnow.com
1/26/202119 minutes, 14 seconds
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688 - Small Business Update: The Latest Stimulus Details and Changes to PPP Loans

Small Business Update: The Latest Stimulus Details and Changes to PPP Loans I don’t know about you but accounting has been one of the most frustrating things for me in 20 years of running businesses. That's why it has been so incredible to work with Pam. She has given me a sense of calm. Pam IS an entrepreneur. She understands me; she anticipates what I'm going to need next, and I don't know that I've ever been as confident in my books as I am right now. The dynamic, informative, and deeply experienced opposite of the stereotypical green-eyeshade accountant. Pam is the author of "Your First CFO: The Accounting Cure for Small Business Owners"; with a reputation as the Entrepreneur's Go-to CFO. Today she is joining us to talk about all of the updates taking place with the current PPE loans. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially, only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. You will want to tune if you are wanting to learn more about the most recent stimulus package and how it can impact small business owners. - The new money that is available to small businesses through the government - What you need to do to qualify for it - What is happening with regards to the forgiveness on the original loans We dive deeper into the conversation as a group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CharfenCommunity Learn more about Pam here: https://www.facebook.com/psprior
1/22/202120 minutes, 40 seconds
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687 - Triple Seven Breathing Protocol

Are you feeling anxious? Or are you one of the calmest entrepreneurs in the room? I always remind our members and my team that the calmest entrepreneur in the room is the one that people will turn to. There is one thing I have experienced in working with entrepreneurs. When there is a crisis, or a last-minute “fire” shows up, entrepreneurs have this bias towards rapid, overwhelming reaction? We are the first to drop everything and drive home a solution. We often say things like... “How fast can I do something?” “What do I need to do?” Is this you or someone you know? I know I can relate, and if you can connect, I want you to know that you are not alone. Have you been showing up reactive lately? Do you ever feel accelerated? Do you feel a bit anxious at times? Do you feel like you need to unwind? It’s essential for us and others that we remain aware of how we show up. If you are showing up this way it will be ok. I invite you to check out our triple 7 breathing protocol to shift this feeling. 🔖SAVE this post and use our video as your resource and guide to unwind, and hit play when you need to reset. Try it now. Hit pause in your day and breath with me. In 1.2.3.4.5.6.7 Out 1.2.3.4.5.6.7 We installed this triple seven breathing protocol to shift the acceleration so we can remain in momentum. We do this at the beginning of every targeted interaction. [Targeted interactions are what we refer to as meetings in the Charfen world.] It is straightforward. Follow this practice as guidance. 🌬You will want to blow out as much air in the beginning as you can •Next, You will breathe in 7 seconds through your nose •And then, You will breathe out 7 times through your nose ••You will complete this breathing exercise seven times. That is the ideal breathing time and method to balance oxygen and Co2 and create presence and awareness. Remember, in a crisis, the calmest entrepreneurs are the one people turn to. Do not be afraid to hit pause and carry out the triple seven breathing protocol. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/665 https://www.facebook.com/100003762796202/videos/2144227805712625/ 
1/19/202117 minutes, 57 seconds
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685 - The Fastest Analysis Tool for Your Business

We can all agree that the world is noisy right now. In a good market, it can be difficult to make good decisions as an entrepreneur. In a market with this much uncertainty, turmoil, and noise, it can be exponentially more difficult to make decisions that will move our business forward. If you are feeling this as an entrepreneur, I want you to know you are not alone. We are all feeling it. The coronavirus and the economic crisis that it is causing has made decision making more difficult for every entrepreneur that we work with. Now more than ever, we need a way to consistently make the best decisions for our business. The right framework can help us figure out what to do next and move forward with confidence. That is why I am sharing our most important, and ironically most copied, content, The 5 Core Functions. Since you're reading this report, I feel like I can make an assumption about you... When you are clear on where you're going and excited about the outcome, you put the accelerator pedal down to the floor and don't let it up. Am I right? I know. I live for that feeling of momentum, moving things forward, and making things happen. It’s everything. For entrepreneurs, the feeling of momentum is about as necessary as oxygen is for the rest of the population. Today we are going to learn all about The Five Core Functions. After today you will know: What you should be doing right now to grow and scale your business What projects to actually execute at the right time Lead your team with confidence Tune in as I introduce you to... The Five Core Functions: - Lead Generation - Nurture - Conversion - Delivery - Retention, Resell, Upsell Making decisions using the 5 Core Functions is something that you should defend and protect. Rank yourself in the comments below. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best, where do you rank in your Lead Generation? Nurture? Conversion? Delivery? Retention, Resell, Upsell? Be sure and download my FREE Five Core Function report now here: https://charfen.com/core Over the next week I invite you to review it, come back and listen to this again and if you would like another resource, listen to Momentum Podcast episode 146 here: https://www.charfen.com/podcast/146-5-core-functions/ Without a consistent framework, it is difficult to know if you are putting your resources in the right place at the right time. By using the 5 Core Functions, your percentage chances of doing exactly this will go up significantly Excited to see you #createmomentum and look forward to seeing you on our next live on December 31st, 2020. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/core https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/146
1/12/202113 minutes, 40 seconds
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684 - Avatar Clarity (With Tristan Swanwick)

One of the most powerful tools our company teaches entrepreneurs is how to own their avatar. We talk about it all the time. When you own your avatar, you become the de facto leader of the movement you are creating with your business. In fact, one of the key steps in ascending the Billionaire Code very early on in your business is to get clear on who you are serving. Understanding your avatar, and owning it, can be one of the biggest shortcuts to growing and scaling your business. In this episode, Tristan Swanwick, CEO of Swanwick Glasses, presents the most influential thing that has helped him grow his business, make a bigger impact, and unify his team around the mission of his company. At a recent Charfen Summit, Tristan shares his experience in getting clear on his avatar using the systems and tools we teach businesses around the world. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
1/8/202119 minutes, 9 seconds
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683 - Chaos to Clarity (With Justin Dyson)

Does this situation sound familiar? Your team gets nervous every time you go to an event because they know that the things they have worked on for the last several months will no longer matter when you come back. This issue plagues entrepreneurs around the world. I call it "Shiny Object Syndrome." So many entrepreneurs have an addiction to new. Here's the reality. Your addiction to new is keeping you from mastery. When you have the tools, systems, frameworks, and structures in your business to get repeatable and predictable results, you will see that "new" is damaging your team and keeping you from growing a world-changing empire. In this episode, we are joined by Justin Dyson, former CEO of Kids and Such. Justin struggled with an addiction to "new" and it kept him from being able to build the business he wanted. In fact, it kept him in a state of fight-or-flight that was hurting his relationship with his family and his team. By committing himself to install the Charfen Cadence in his business, Justin broke his addiction to "new", and built a business that gave him the freedom he always wanted as an entrepreneur. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/5core
1/5/202119 minutes, 48 seconds
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682 - Taking the Right Step (With Travis Barker)

When you are overwhelmed by the challenges of a growing business in an uncertain market, what is the right step to take? One of the most neglected areas of potential momentum for entrepreneurs is in how they take care of themselves. Here's the reality, self-care is the biggest shortcut to success that you will find. In this episode, we are joined by Travis Barker, CEO of EZ IT Solutions. Travis came into our program in desperate need of direction. In fact, Travis was convinced that he didn't feel emotions like a normal person. After spending time in our system, Travis has radically transformed his life, his relationships, and his business by understanding the right step and committing himself fully to self-care. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/5core
1/3/202117 minutes, 16 seconds
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681 - Learning, Leading, Persevering and Loving It (With Brent Pohlman)

When you are just starting to grow a business, the challenges you face can feel overwhelming. The reality is that, as you grow a business into the tens of millions of dollars, the issues you face are exponentially more difficult. We have a concept we share in our organization. In order to navigate the challenges facing your business, you must learn to lead your business from the passenger seat. What it means is that, as you grow, you must develop leaders to operate your business because you won't be able to do everything anymore. As a CEO, you're not growing a business. You’re growing leaders to grow leaders in your business. In this episode, we are joined by Brent Pohlman, CEO of Midwest Soil Labs. Brent runs a massive company with over two hundred employees and an incredible amount of revenue. Throughout the crisis that has gripped the world this year, Brent has led his company to break their all-time top revenue in the company's history without a single furloughed employee. His company gave back $2.8 M in PPP money in June and purchased a new 176,000 square foot building on 27 acres. Brent is an incredible entrepreneur, and his commitment to learning how to lead his company has allowed him to build an incredible organization that is changing the world. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/5core
12/29/202020 minutes, 30 seconds
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680 - Communication Saves Everything (With Andrea Rojas)

Nearly every issue in any relationship can be traced back to communication issues. Regardless of if it is a relationship with your family, spouse, or team, the core of every successful relationship is communication. Communication within a business can be challenged by any number of things, and the reality is that it is often difficult to determine how to move forward and overcome these challenges. In our business, we help entrepreneurs develop a system of communication that allows your business to thrive. Some have even shared with us that it saved their relationships with family members and significant others. In this episode, we are joined by Andrea Rojas, CEO of Vive tu mensaje. Andrea gave this presentation to our members at the Charfen Summit. In this presentation, Andrea shared how communication has saved not only her business but also her relationships. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/5core
12/25/202015 minutes, 24 seconds
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679 - Trust the Process (With Matan Gavish)

The current crisis facing the world has dramatically shifted the needs of entrepreneurial business. In many ways, it has shifted the expectations of success, and particularly what it takes to be successful in business. Matan Gavish was told that he had two weeks before he would be out of business. Two weeks. What would you do if someone told you that you had two weeks to get your business profitable again? What if they told you that it was no longer legal to operate your business? Matan shared his mindset in the midst of this crisis during our recent Charfen Summit. The perspective he shared was powerful and it shows the perseverance power of entrepreneurs when their backs are against the wall. Matan will show you how he put his trust in the process and leaned into the skills he has learned in our coaching programs. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/5core
12/22/202020 minutes, 37 seconds
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678 - The 5 Laws Of Ideal Avatar Identification (With Dre Baldwin)

Understanding your avatar, your ideal client, is the key step to ascending the Billionaire Code and growing your business. When you have a clear picture of who you are going to serve, you can respond to their needs and create products to get them the results you want. At a recent event for our coaching members called The Charfen Summit, we had the opportunity to hear from Dre Baldwin, the CEO of Work on Your Game. Dre has gone through the process of getting hyper clear on his avatar, and it has been an absolute game-changer for his business. Dre implemented a strategy of conducting avatar interviews, and in that process, he realized that he wanted to serve a completely different set of people than he thought. If you apply the same strategies that Dre did, you will see your business grow faster than you ever thought possible. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/5core Avatar Obsessed - https://charfen.com/618
12/18/202015 minutes, 42 seconds
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677 - The Three Factors of Success in Your Business

Entrepreneurs are the small percentage of the population that wakes up every day, goes into the future, creates a new reality, then comes back to the present, and demands that it becomes real. That process requires a high level of decisions to be made on a daily basis. This responsibility is enormous, and it can lead to entrepreneurs reacting to situations instead of proactively overcoming them with a plan. Our programs teach a five-step process for decision making, called The Charfen Process. We have been discussing this process in-depth throughout the previous two podcasts, and in this episode, Alex talks about the three most important factors that contribute to your ability to do this consistently. Ultimately, this process is what creates success for entrepreneurs and will allow you to grow your business consistently and predictably. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
12/15/202013 minutes, 54 seconds
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676 - The Four Stages of Learning How to Commit

Committing to a plan is the third step of the Charfen Process. The question is, how do you commit? Especially if you are so deep in the day-to-day operations of your business, it can feel overwhelming to hear that you need to commit to something that is unknown to you. The reality is that there are four stages that all of us go through in learning, and they are directly related to our ability to commit to a plan and start moving forward fast. In this episode, Alex teaches this concept of learning to the members of our highest level mastermind, Accelerator. Understanding the stages of learning and how they directly impact your ability to commit to a plan is going to be a powerful takeaway for you and your team. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
12/11/202015 minutes, 1 second
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675 - How to Get Your Priorities Straight

Prioritization is a powerful tool for effectively solving problems in your business. The problem is that it is also one of the most overlooked. Many companies take the concept of a parking lot and put it in place in their business. They take the ideas they have and put them in one place with the assumption that they will be taken care of someday in the future. The challenge with this approach is that a parking lot lacks prioritization. Ideas are placed there without a method of how to handle them. What works better is a priorities list. In this episode, Alex brings in his leadership team to give insight into how we prioritize projects and processes in our business. This step in the Charfen Process is how we maintain momentum even when things feel broken. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
12/8/202013 minutes, 21 seconds
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674 - Analysis is Not Inaction

One of the most overlooked opportunities for entrepreneurs is to analyze their current situation in order to understand how they should best move forward. Most entrepreneurs move from idea to action quickly because they feel like, otherwise, they are doing nothing. The reality is that the best thing for your business, your personal life, and your relationships is for you to take a step back and analyze the situation to determine what the best course of action actually is. In this episode, Alex coaches one of our members through this process at the Charfen Summit, an event for all of our members. Alex gives insight into the systems and processes we have created as a company in order to help entrepreneurs overcome the instinct of idea-to-action, and learn how to analyze and think like a successful entrepreneur. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
12/4/202011 minutes, 31 seconds
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673 - A Sneak Peak of the Charfen Summit

The Charfen Summit is the ultimate community of entrepreneurs banding together to grow and scale their businesses. It is normally reserved for members of our coaching programs, but today, we are going to give you a peek behind the curtain into the room. At the Summit, members of our programs get to take a deep dive into the foundational content of our systems and get direct coaching from Alex. Each time we host a Summit, it is game-changing for the businesses we work with and we all get into momentum together. In this clip, Alex is answering a question for Devin Dorosh, a member of our Catalyst program. His business, Grillaholics, is incredible and growing quickly. In this interaction, Alex discusses the Charfen Process, which is our framework for making decisions on anything we do as a company and it is the foundation of what we teach at every level of the Billionaire Code. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
12/1/20208 minutes, 17 seconds
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672 - Is Your Management Style Destroying Trust With Your Team?

Transactional management versus transformational leadership is a topic that I speak about often. I shared this yesterday with the attendees at Stephen Larsen's event. Each time I share this information, I have new awareness is an understanding of just how critical these concepts are. When I was speaking yesterday, I became acutely aware of just how fast and how damaging transactional management is. There's this recurring story I hear from entrepreneurs about the people they've hired… It goes something like this: "I hired this person and they were amazing for the first few months and then things started going bad. I think I need to replace them." More often than not, the problem is how the person is being managed, not the person themselves. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/transformational
11/24/202012 minutes, 58 seconds
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671 - Are You a Visionary Arsonist?

As entrepreneurs, we have a hard time when the world around us doesn't go fast enough. This can cause us to challenge the people around us and destroy the plans that we make. Our restlessness can cause us to slow the growth of our business down when what we are trying to do is speed it up. I am very familiar with this. It's something that I do often and have to go back and repair with my team. I think every visionary does this in some way, and the more aware we are, the less we will do it and the more we allow our team to grow. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
11/20/202013 minutes, 38 seconds
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670 - How to Change Your Behavior Faster

The path to growth for an entrepreneur goes directly through behavioral change. At each new level of growth for our company, our behaviors change almost completely. One of the reasons so many entrepreneurial businesses get stuck and stop growing is that entrepreneurs stop changing behavior and growing themselves. It's incredibly difficult for a business to grow when the owner doesn't. In the past few years, I found a way to change behavior faster. This process is not intuitive, but it works like crazy and also provides significant support for your team. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
11/17/202014 minutes, 40 seconds
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669 - The Truth About Damage of Lying to Yourself

So often, for entrepreneurs, there is a hesitation to face the realities of your business. Many of us feel the pressure of making our numbers sound better than they are with the people around us, or worse, ourselves. When we make the situation in our business sound better than it actually is, we run the risk of missing the important steps we need to take to ensure our business is growing. In this episode, Alex shares a personal example of what happens when an entrepreneur is not honest with themselves about where they are in their business and how you can start to fix that issue right now. Alex also shares the dangerous feeling of not wanting to sell to your friends, and the deeper meaning behind that hesitation. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
11/13/202016 minutes, 53 seconds
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668 - How to Make Self Discipline Simple Right Now

I define discipline as keeping the commitment that you make to yourself. I have a confession to make; naturally, I'm not very disciplined. It's actually difficult for me to remain disciplined. I can intend to do something, get up in the morning, think about it, forget that I was going to do it, and then realize a day later I didn't do it. It's incredibly frustrating. Even if something is important, if I just try to use discipline and willpower, chances are it's not going to happen. And if it does happen, it's usually the exception. Most people around me would be shocked to hear this because they see me as incredibly disciplined, consistent, and capable of doing more than most people, and just about everything I do. This is also true. I was not born disciplined, but I have found a simple way to create extraordinary discipline that gets results. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
11/10/202016 minutes, 15 seconds
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667 - When Work is Your Safe Place

So often these days, when I share advice with entrepreneurs, I'm sharing contrast between what I used to do and what I've learned to do with experience. When it comes to recruiting, hiring, and motivating teams, this is often the case. Unfortunately, when I was younger, I was a pretty challenging leader. I was myopic and almost entirely focused on the business, I didn't really want to know what was going on with my team, and I saw people as process who were there only to help me get things done. Over the past, almost 30 years of leading teams, my perception has completely changed. I now know that creating a safe emotional environment for my team is one of the biggest advantages that creates our success. Recently several members of my team have been experiencing some difficult life situations. We have a specified time to talk about what is going on openly with the rest of the team, so other people understand what is going on. The contrast between the teams on right now and the teams are used to run clear. In the past, people did what they had to do to keep their job with the companies I ran. Today, people see work as their safe place and do everything they can to show up for each other. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
11/6/202017 minutes, 6 seconds
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666 - This Will Preserve Entrepreneurial Momentum

For many of us, it feels like the world is more chaotic than it ever has been. We are dealing with a number of crisis situations as a society and as a global population. There are political issues in many countries, social issues in the same countries, medical issues that the entire globe is dealing with, and radical financial and economic issues. The world is as chaotic as it has been in my lifetime. Times like this can provide a specific advantage to us as entrepreneurs. If we are able to focus and maintain our momentum, while the rest of the world is in chaos, we can quickly get ahead and gain an advantage. In this episode, I share more about how to make sure you don't just maintain your momentum but you increase it and turn this into a massive period of growth for yourself. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/60
11/3/202018 minutes, 36 seconds
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665 - When it Feels Like You Are Drowining

We help entrepreneurs around the world grow and scale their businesses in our coaching memberships. One of the comments or questions we are getting often today is "what do I do when I feel like I am drowning?” Variations of this question are when I feel like I am falling? When I feel accelerated? When I feel reactive? There is no question why so many of us are feeling this way today. The world is arguably more confusing and overwhelming than it has been in a long time. There's more conflict around us than I have ever felt in my life. For us as entrepreneurs, the faster we can get out of these feelings and back into momentum, the better we feel and the more we accomplish. In the video, I share the advice we share with our members, some of it will feel counterintuitive if you are in a moment of reactivity, but we know from helping hundreds of entrepreneurs, this work will change everything about how you respond to challenges. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
10/30/202021 minutes, 18 seconds
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664 - How to Avoid Damaging People in Your Business

This morning we had an issue with a member of our team. Eddie who works with us missed a couple of the deliverables that he is responsible for each week. He reached out to Hayley our director of operations and she reached out to Cadey and I and the four of us connected. The second we got on a zoom call, I could tell how badly he was beating himself up. Had this been years ago, I would've reacted. I would've gotten angry, I would've raised my voice, I would've made sure he knew just how angry I was that he had missed deliverables. This morning I handled it completely differently. It's amazing how experience and perspective can change how you show up. There has been far too much collateral people damage in my career, I am determined to minimize that in the future. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com https://charfen.com/90 
10/27/202018 minutes, 47 seconds
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663 - Chaos Will Destroy Growth in Your Business

These days, if you watch most thought leaders in the entrepreneurial space, you will probably think that in order to grow a business and do well, you have to live in a world of chaos. Getting things done at the last minute, pulling all nighter's, making everyone around you work until the very last minute, seems to be the way to create success. Don't get sold on this lie. The reality is the most successful businesses in the world, eliminate chaos, lower pressure and noise, and create a safe environment for all of their team members. Companies that are working in this level of chaos are successful in spite of it not because of it. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
10/23/202017 minutes
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662 - How to Build a Legacy Business That Makes a Difference (Interview with George Bryant)

This episode of the Momentum Podcast is a mold-breaker. In this episode, we are sharing an unedited interview between George Bryant from the Mind of George podcast and Alex Charfen. This episode is longer than any other in the entire history of the Momentum Podcast, but it is also one of the most powerful. The message is simple, yet compelling. You can build a business that makes an impact on the world. The topics discussed in this episode are things Alex has rarely been asked about, and the emotional conversation is one that will leave you with a better understanding of yourself as an entrepreneur and how you can make your greatest contribution. Resources Mentioned: https://mindofgeorge.com/
10/20/20202 hours, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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661 - How to Get More Out of The Advice You Give

Sometimes as entrepreneurs, we are in such a hurry to help someone, or even correct someone, that we invalidate them without trying. Here is the scenario, someone asked you for advice, and without any clarification, you get it because you think you know the answer. You may actually have the right answer, and know exactly what they need, but if you have not clarified with them, they probably are not going to trust it. As a CEO, and a coach, and even a father, I use the Two-Question Rule to make sure that my advice is heard, and it's actually helping. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
10/16/202012 minutes, 56 seconds
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660 - When it is Time to Cut

In 2011 we had the 21st fastest-growing company in the country. We were on the Inc. 500 List, then again in 2012 and 2013. We even won Best Places to Work awards all three years. We did so well, we sold ourselves out of an opportunity and ended up having to cut the size of our company and do layoffs. So many companies right now are in the same situation. Where your business has shifted, numbers have gone down, and it is time to make cuts. This is one of the most difficult things we go through as entrepreneurs, and it's also one of those things we rarely talk about. Here's how we did it, and some of the big mistakes we made that you don't have to. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
10/14/202014 minutes, 57 seconds
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659 - How to Handle Team Discomfort

I just got off my Monday morning huddle and it uncomfortable. Two of my team members are dealing with personal issues that are keeping them up at night and making them anxious. They shared with our team what is going on and how they are feeling. All of us could tell just how difficult it is for both of them. I consider this a massive success. In most companies, when someone is uncomfortable, they may mention it and then say "I'm fine". I've seen this happen throughout my entire career. Once someone says they are fine, whatever the issue is gets swept under the rug and everyone moves on. Today one of our team members tried to say she was fine, and I reminded her that there was no way she could be and we would much rather have transparency than a veneer. When you create a space for your team to be transparent and real, you will create a space for them to feel safe.] Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com 
10/9/202013 minutes, 11 seconds
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658 - Two Lessons That Cost Me Control of My Business

Sometimes when I share my story with people, it sounds unbelievable. The reason is, when you are telling someone your background, you only hit the highlights. most people don't share the challenging details. As entrepreneurs, it's important that not only we are aware of the challenging details of our stories, but that we are also radically transparent about them. That's how we learn, and the people around us learn. There are a lot of entrepreneurs out there that are afraid to share the challenging part of their background, they don't realize, is if they don't they miss sharing some of the most important lessons you’ve learned. Our biggest challenges, typically result in our biggest periods of learning and growth. This is the mistake that drove me to learn how to use attorneys and the law to keep me safe and business. Resources Mentioned: https://momentummasterclass.com
10/6/202017 minutes, 41 seconds
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657 - Crisis Survival Plan

It's inevitable, as an entrepreneur you are going to experience a crisis. It's part of the game that we have decided to play. I often tell my members, crisis is normal, crisis is part of the human condition, the world is always in crisis. Even though crisis is inevitable, how it affects you is not. Throughout my career, there has been a consistent difference between the entrepreneurs who do well, make a massive impact, and achieve their goals and those who don't. The first group consistently turns any crisis into an opportunity. The second group sees crisis as an obstacle and that will stop all of us. Resources Mentioned: https://momentummasterclass.com
10/1/202013 minutes, 58 seconds
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656 - What Entrepreneurs Live For

I was recording a podcast yesterday with one of our members and I asked him what was different about our company when he started working with us. He immediately replied, “no one had ever described momentum the way you did. It felt like you were reading my mind” This was validating and confirming for me. See I believe that entrepreneurs need momentum as much as the rest of the world needs oxygen. When we have it, we feel like we are in power, on top of the world, and we can do anything. When we fall out of momentum, we feel the opposite, stagnation, frustration, anxiety, and we can even feel like we are dying. Resources Mentioned: https://momentummasterclass.com
9/28/202013 minutes, 13 seconds
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655 - Plan for Momentum

If you are anything like me, then you've probably tried more than one (way more than one) planners or organizing systems. My experience most of the planners I tried to use have been so complicated they took more time than what I was getting back from planning. Either that or others that I have tried to use just became a to-do list and had little to do with strategically moving me forward. I felt like I had tried everything and it just wasn't working so I decided to create a solution myself. I spent about five years researching and studying how humans plan and achieve. What question should we ask ourselves? How should we create a plan to actually be successful? What is missing from most people's planning and execution efforts that hold them back? As I researched, I got better at planning myself, and as I pulled more information together, a clear strategy started to emerge. I started to see how as entrepreneurs the planning that we are doing is holding us back, it's actually taking away our momentum. With some simple adjustments, the planning we are doing will not only create momentum for us, but it will keep us there. Here's one of the major changes I made. Resources Mentioned: https://momentummasterclass.com
9/24/202012 minutes, 55 seconds
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654 - Why Your Vision Isn't Working

Years ago I was meeting with a friend of mine and I asked him if his company had a Vision Statement. He said sure, and then got up and walked out of the room. I didn't really understand what was going on until he walked back in with a framed copy of his vision statement and read it to me. I remember asking him, "do you guys even use this?" His reply was no. They had hired a consultant a few years earlier who walked them through a two day offsite to create their vision statement and once they hung it on the wall, they didn't really think about it again. His vision statement had the same problems that most do. It was completely and totally focused on the company, not on their movement, and not on who they serve. There's a better way to get your company focused and going in the right direction. Resources Mentioned: https://MomentumMasterclass.com http://charfen.com/34 - The Client-Centric Mission http://charfen.com/60 - Double Your Productivity in Two Weeks http://charfen.com/170 - Three Conditions For Team Success http://charfen.com/219 - When You Chase Two Rabbits http://charfen.com/283 - Finding Purpose and Meaning http://charfen.com/319 - The Waterfall http://charfen.com/392 - Stop Having Meetings http://charfen.com/461 - The Side Hustle http://charfen.com/469 - Avoid Fishing Expeditions http://charfen.com/504 - Why Companies That Should Scale Don't Part 2 http://charfen.com/506 - Why Companies That Should Scale Don't Part 4 http://charfen.com/550 - Becoming a Passenger in Your Business https://charfen.com/627 - Casting a Vision
9/21/202013 minutes, 13 seconds
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653 - Creating the Billionaire Code

When I was younger, I wondered if there was one true path to success as an entrepreneur? In my early career, my impression of business was that each was so different, that they all needed something different, so they couldn't be just one path. But the more I study business, the more patterns emerged. I started to see similarities between all businesses, the foundational things that all of them needed in order to be successful. After decades of research, study, and real-world experience I created The Billionaire Code. A nine-level framework that shows exactly what you need to go from start-up to a 9 figure business and where you should be focused at each level. I can remember the day I first presented it to an audience. I was sure that I had nailed it, that the path was clear, but I didn't know if everyone else would see it. As I wrote it up on the whiteboard and started to explain it, I got lost in the content and completed putting everything up without even turning around and looking at the audience. When I did, they were stunned. I got comments like "how did you figure that out?" and "how can I get a copy of this? Like right now!" Every time I shared the billionaire code, entrepreneurs accept it as fact and many of them change what they are focused on so that they can create momentum. This has been one of the most exciting things in my entrepreneurial career. Resources Mentioned: https://MomentumMasterclass.com http://charfen.com/556 http://charfen.com/557 http://charfen.com/558 http://charfen.com/559 http://charfen.com/181 http://charfen.com/181 http://charfen.com/182 http://charfen.com/183 http://charfen.com/184 http://charfen.com/185 http://charfen.com/186 http://charfen.com/187 http://charfen.com/188 http://charfen.com/189 http://charfen.com/190 http://charfen.com/191 http://charfen.com/192 http://charfen.com/193 http://charfen.com/194 http://charfen.com/195 http://charfen.com/196 http://charfen.com/197 http://charfen.com/198 http://charfen.com/199 http://charfen.com/200
9/17/202013 minutes, 17 seconds
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652 - Fake Momentum Will Cost You

For entrepreneurs, momentum is like oxygen for the rest of the population, we need it to feel alive, we need it to be alive. When we are in momentum we feel like we are unstoppable, we can do anything, and we are on top of the world. When we are not in momentum, we will do just about anything to get it back. Today we are in a situation where a lot of the world is out of momentum. Entrepreneurs everywhere are having a hard time figuring out how to make progress and move forward. As a result, you can see a lot of them creating fake momentum. Fighting with people online, chasing conspiracy theories, getting into political arguments, and more. All of these may feel like we are accomplishing something, however for us as entrepreneurs, this is fake momentum and it will cost us. Resources Mentioned: https://MomentumMasterclass.com
9/14/202018 minutes, 24 seconds
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651 - Protect Your Productivity

For entrepreneurs, our productivity determines our success. It's difficult to make any argument to the contrary. What we are able to get done every day when we have a team or not, will determine our long-term outcomes. As an entrepreneur, I look for a habit that I can install in my life to help me be more productive all of the time. This is one of the reasons I'm so obsessed with hydration, it literally makes everything in your life easier. Another habit that is crucially important for entrepreneurs but so many avoid is getting restful, productive sleep. The more efficient your sleep is, the more effective and efficient you will be during the day. This may be one of the hardest habits for entrepreneurs to accept, but it is also one of the most important. Resources Mentioned: https://MomentumMasterclass.com https://charfen.com/TimeStudy 
9/11/202017 minutes, 40 seconds
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650 - Stop Creating Reactivity

If you want to continue being triggered, then don't follow this advice. If you'd like to be more present, more aware, and even have a longer attention span so that you can get more done, then this is for you.   I have a confession to make. Starting in March when everything went crazy, I stopped following this advice for a few weeks and it cost me. I feel more tired, more reactive throughout the day, and I found that I was looking at my phone way too much. It made it harder to concentrate in meetings, more difficult to get things done, and I even started feeling some anxiety.   Thankfully the fix is simple, it takes barely any effort, and it really does change how you feel.   Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
9/3/202015 minutes, 21 seconds
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649 - How to Legitimately Make a Profit Online

It has gotten far easier to make a profit online in the past four or five years. There are incredible tools out there that are huge shortcuts. When Cadey and I first started selling online you would be shocked at how much effort it took. We had to hand-code websites, string together funnels, and everything was custom. Would you believe at one point we were spending over $1 million a year just on our technology team?!?!??! ...much less all of the platforms and tools we had to have. These days IT IS way easier. The problem is it's so easy, some people are making money online in a way that they really shouldn't. Can you relate? The amount of plagiarism, copycatting, and "lifting" of other people's materials has gotten overwhelming. There is a better way to do this and I would love to continue this conversation and inspire some positive momentum!
8/27/202011 minutes, 9 seconds
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648 - How to Avoid Fake Coaches

There is a serious problem in the coaching, experts, and information products industry. We all know it, but it seems like everybody’s afraid to talk about it. It’s near impossible to understand who’s a real coach, who can get your results, and who is a fake. This challenge is the credibility of everyone who is a coach or runs an online business which just isn’t fair. There are tons of people out there who have real expertise, real experience, and can help people get the results they want who are being damaged by this. Sometimes when somebody asks me what I do, and embarrassed to say that I have a company in the online marketing space It’s gotten that bad. I want to help you get the help you need so that you don’t get caught up in the dark side of this industry.
8/24/202019 minutes, 32 seconds
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647 - It's All About the Energy

Every time I get to interact with the members of our coaching programs, it is life-changing for me. And I don't just mean that moderately, it is a massively life-changing event for me. One of the things that come up over and over again when we coach our members and discuss our coaching as a team is energetics and the energy of situations. I may sound a little out there because I talk about energetics. I may sound a little nutty when I say that I believe by just walking into a room, you can affect the other human beings around you. On this podcast the story of one of the most wealthiest people I have been around. There is a reason why very often millionaires and billionaires make decisions based on energetics. That's what I will share on today´s episode.  Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
8/20/202011 minutes, 5 seconds
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646 - Your Discomfort Will Lead the Way

We have been conditioned by society to deny discomfort. We grew up in school, work, and social environments where expressing our discomforts would be threatened and penalized. But contrary to what you have been taught, if you learn to eliminate discomfort, you will feel more comfortable, supported, protected, and you will grow a business that will make you a better human being.You can learn to channel discomfort and let it lead you into making better decisions for your business, which often leads to building the real business you want. As you will hear on this podcast, this is the opposite of how I did it in my 20 's—a common thread I see among entrepreneurs. When we understand our discomfort, we improve the world for everybody around us. Your discomfort will truly lead the way. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
8/17/202013 minutes, 17 seconds
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645 - Brand Your Process For Freedom

One of the issues that we hear all the time from entrepreneurs is, my customers only want to deal with me. This is one of the most limiting conditions you can have in your business. If people only want to deal with you, then the growth of your business is constrained by how much time you have. No one wants to have a business where our time equals the growth of our business since it's limited. We work with our members to brand the process that people are purchasing that from them. For example, our process is called the Charfen cadence. It is a system to help you create a strategic plan, communicated to a team, and grow predictably. When people come to us, they come to us for the outcomes that the Charfen Cadence will give them, they don't expect to deal directly with me. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com 
8/13/202017 minutes, 2 seconds
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644 - Contribution Creates Momentum

Thanks to Ryan E Ross and Lisa Saladino Garife I had the opportunity to speak to the Urban Leadership Foundation of Denver last night. I have had the opportunity to speak to some of the most exclusive crowds in the world. I've been on some of the most important stages out there. But there's something about having the opportunity to contribute in this way that lights me up like nothing else. Being able to volunteer my time and share our concepts with people gives me a different level of motivation than getting paid for a keynote. There was a time in my life when an entrepreneur and made a massive contribution to me and I feel like it changed everything. I've been on a quest my entire life to do that exact same thing for as many entrepreneurs as I possibly can.
8/10/202015 minutes, 33 seconds
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643 - Anxiety Can Be Useful

When I was younger I did not want anyone in my business to appear anxious. If they showed up to a meeting or to one of our huddles and we're expressing anxiety I would be irritated with them and want them to stop. I'm the type of person that my irritation shows whether I say something or not, so they often would stop. Are used to think that this was a win. I got them to stop acting anxious and making everyone else anxious. What I know now is that by stopping them from expressing their anxiety, I was actually cutting myself off from information in my business and making everyone else more anxious. Anxiety that goes and expressed makes everyone more uncomfortable and slows everything down. This morning a member of my team expressed anxiety, and now I'm actually excited by it. Let me explain why…
8/6/202012 minutes, 34 seconds
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642 - Interview with Dre Baldwin

Professional athletes are some of the most optimized and incredible people in the world. The level of focus, intention, and ethic it takes to compete at the highest level of any competition are elite. Whenever I have the opportunity to talk to an athlete who has competed professionally and is now channeling themselves into a business, I get really excited. I know that an entrepreneur with the discipline of an athlete is going to absolutely explode their business. In this episode, I sit down with Dre Baldwin from Work on Your Game. Dre helps athletes navigate the professional world of sports and get recognized for their talent. He has committed himself to the frameworks we teach and it is causing massive growth for his business. This interview was inspiring and I can't wait to share it with you. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
8/3/202021 minutes, 52 seconds
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641 - Hoax Mentality Will Cost You

I have had the opportunity to be up close and personal with some of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs in the world during my professional career. I was a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in my twenties, and during that time I had the opportunity to witness decision making at a high level when companies experienced crisis or challenges. There is one thing that every massive organization does that helps them be successful during times of difficulty, and I want to share it with you. The reality is that most entrepreneurs are unwilling to accept that they must be prepared for the worst case scenario in their business and in the world around them. Right now, the challenge many entrepreneurs are looking at the thing happening in the world with a hoax mentality, and the damage it could do to their business is devestating. let me show you why. Resources Mentioned: https://billionairecode.com
7/30/202019 minutes, 32 seconds
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640 - Crisis Honeymoon Explained

We are in a crisis honeymoon period. This is a period where the crisis has taken hold and is having a massive effect on the world, but most people do not recognize it unless it is personally affected them. I saw this during the foreclosure crisis over and over, the numbers were clear, the crisis was coming, but people did not think it would affect their community - until it did. This crisis is no different. You can see it in the way people are expressing themselves. I saw a post the other day that said: "no one I know has been affected by the coronavirus, can it be real?" Clearly, the logic in that post was flawed but it expresses the sentiment of many people. It hasn't affected me therefore it probably isn't real. The problem as this crisis is real, and the numbers are overwhelming. In the video, I discuss where we are, and what is coming. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
7/27/202023 minutes, 49 seconds
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639 - Overwhelm New Hires Fast

In the corporate world, it's an accepted fact that when you hire someone they probably won't be productive for 3 to 6 months. 3 to 6 months! As an entrepreneur, I can't imagine waiting that long for someone to be productive in our business. We want somebody to be up and running and making a contribution within their first seven days, not six months. We have a way of making this happen nearly every time. We overwhelm new hires, then provide them with massive support so that they know they are safe. This way we know what they are capable of fast. We also get way more productivity out of people in a shorter period of time. If you want to get productivity out of your new team members in the fastest way possible, this is the strategy. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
7/23/202015 minutes, 2 seconds
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638 - Hire to Win

The way that most entrepreneurs hire people is challenging. It's usually a family friend or an acquaintance or someone who knows somebody. If I'm honest, this is how I used to hire people with very little success. When I realized that hiring decisions should be difficult, and you should have a hard time choosing the winning candidate, everything got better. Building a team can be life-changing when you get the right people on the team the momentum you can create is unimaginable. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
7/20/202011 minutes, 57 seconds
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636 - Success Should Be Absolute

When I was younger, I made it very difficult for myself to lead people. I had a hard time creating trust with my team, and I would break it often without realizing just how bad it made things. I would set up meetings, and normally I was late most of the time. I would make commitments and then break them. Sometimes I would miss meetings with my team altogether because something "more important" had come up. This challenged trust, and made it very difficult for me too lead my team and game consensus. When I look back on it, I had no idea that I was the cause of most of the managerial problems I was experiencing with my team. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
7/13/202016 minutes, 53 seconds
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635 - Flexibility Creates Momentum

The entrepreneurial personality type is defined as "a physiologically sensitive momentum-based being that is highly reactive to constraint”. We are reactive to any type of constraint. When we are inflexible in our thoughts, we create constraint in our lives and can hold ourselves back. When we are inflexible in our bodies, we create physiological constraint that can keep us stuck in place. Whether our inflexibility is in our thoughts or our bodies both rob us of our momentum. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
7/9/202022 minutes, 4 seconds
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634 - Delegation Should be Imperfect

If you are running a growing business, it is natural to get overwhelmed. It is natural to have too much to do, and it is natural to need help like crazy. One of the biggest issues I see in the entrepreneurial world is an entrepreneur who needs help but waits far too long to get it because they think it needs to be perfect. The reality is delegation is never perfect, there are always issues, and most entrepreneurs wait too long to start. When you understand the delegation will be imperfect, and you know how to handle it, you can offload what you are doing much faster and get the help you need. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com 
7/6/202015 minutes, 27 seconds
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633 - Your Discomfort is Holding You Back

As entrepreneurs, we put up with a lot more than the average person. More stress, more ambiguity, and more discomfort. A lot of entrepreneurs even say things like if you want to grow your business you're going to have to make sacrifices. Any of us who has ever grown a business knows that it's one of the most difficult and stressful things you can do. The problem with successfully growing a business is that when you start out, you have to do everything. If you are successful, you may be conditioned to do everything. This causes us to create massive discomfort in our lives. If we don't have a system to offload where we are uncomfortable, we are probably tolerating too much. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
7/2/20209 minutes, 58 seconds
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632 - Transparency Clears Constraints

When your team knows what’s going on, everything gets easier for them. They can anticipate what is needed, understand what’s happening in the company, and give you the help they need. When your team doesn’t understand what’s going on, it can create confusion and frustration, slow things down, and prevent you from getting the help you need. Transparency is critical for building and growing and aligned and productive team. Resources Mentioned: https://PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
6/29/202012 minutes, 37 seconds
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631 - Drop the Veneer (And Create Your Own Reality)

Any attempt to be anything but yourself will only cause you pressure and noise. This may seem simple, but in the world of entrepreneurship is anything but. Most entrepreneurs feel like they are a commodity and they have to act in a certain way to grow their business. This is exhausting and takes a tremendous amount of effort. It's difficult to believe, but if you are unapologetically and unabashedly your self, your business will actually grow. The entrepreneurs who are willing to put it all out there, let the world know who they are, and be real, are always those who create the most success. My friend and client Rachel Rogers is one of these entrepreneurs. She inspires me for many reasons, she's a successful entrepreneur, amazing wife, committed mother, but more than anything else, she is always 100% herself. She may ruffle some feathers and even offend some people, but at the same time, she attracts passionate supporters who love her. She has experienced some recent success that is amazing and I can't wait to get her on a podcast. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com 
6/25/202017 minutes, 23 seconds
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630 - Becoming An Ally

Over the past few weeks I’ve been vocal about what’s going on in the United States and my support for the Black Lives Matter. As a result I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me and ask me what they could or should do in this situation. I know this may come as a surprise but I’ve had many people reach out who had no idea things were this bad and are shocked at what’s going on. Rather than beat people up for their lack of understanding or exposure, I have been helping them move towards a greater understanding of what is happening. In most cases, people have been looking for a checklist, or a to do item that they can add to the list for the next day so that they can take care of this and move on. That’s not how this works. Just like systemic racism is not an event, neither is understanding it and becoming an ally. This is a process and a journey that will change your life for the better, open doors for you, and make you a more compassionate and empathetic human being if you allow it. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
6/22/202020 minutes, 16 seconds
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629 - Policies Will Save You

When I first started in business, I made a ton of mistakes around policies. The biggest mistake I made, is that we really didn't have any. Anything that came up, I had to handle it and I thought it should be this way. I wanted to know what was happening so if there was an issue my team brought it to me. This resulted in endless decision making and massive decision making fatigue. Some days I was so exhausted I couldn't decide what I wanted for dinner. Can you relate? There are a lot of ways to offload decision making and get help. One of the most efficient and effective is to create policies in your company that allow your team to know how they should make decisions. If you don't have policies, it will cause a ton of challenges in your business. Your clients will not have a consistent experience. You will handle the same issue in different ways and that will cause incongruency. If too many issues come up at once and each one of them has to be decided, it will sell your business down and take away your momentum. Creating sound policies is one of the fastest ways to increase the pace that your business grows. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
6/18/202011 minutes, 22 seconds
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628 - Leading with a Purpose

Leading a business into an unknown future and in the midst of a global crisis is a necessary challenge for entrepreneurs today. Not only do I coach and help entrepreneurs successfully scale their businesses with the right processes, systems, and routines to put them into momentum, I hire entrepreneurs into my own business to do the same. When you have a team of true believers at your side, you can step into the role of mentor and leader in a way that allows you to build the business you've always known you should have. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, we are joined by Hayley Hart, our Director of Operations, and Deanna Pecina, our Curriculum Designer and Coaching Manager. They are both members of our leadership team, and we have brought them onto the podcast to share with you how they have navigated our company through this crisis while helping us orient towards growth and get back into momentum. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
6/15/202020 minutes, 11 seconds
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627 - Casting a Vision

One of the biggest issues with being an entrepreneur is that we know where we are going, we can see it clearly, but we have a hard time telling those around us. This can lead to miscommunication, frustration, and lost productivity. When we take the time to cast a vision and share our future with the people who are helping us, we can start to make progress at a rate we didn’t know it was possible. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com
6/12/202010 minutes, 45 seconds
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626 - Where We Stand

There is a lot happening in the world right now. I want to take this opportunity to make it unequivocally and abundantly clear where I stand personally and where we stand as a company. Entrepreneurs are some of the most unique and dynamic individuals on the planet, and we need every voice, every heart, and every spirit to stand united as we work to defeat racism and discrimination. We hear you. We see you. We love you. Black lives matter. Resources Mentioned: https://freemomentumbook.com 
6/10/202018 minutes, 44 seconds
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625 - Haters Confirm Greatness

One of the most profound realizations I have ever had in the business world came from the words of Damon John. "Haters confirm greatness." Anyone who has ever done anything great has also had a tremendous amount of hate come their way because they rocked the boat. The rest of the world strives for average and clings desperately to the status quo. Entrepreneurs who receive hate are confirming that they are making a change and making a difference. If you're hearing negativity and criticism, you are doing something absolutely right. The world needs us now more than they ever have. Create momentum anyway and let the hate confirm your greatness. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/community
5/26/20209 minutes, 42 seconds
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624 - Why Entreprenerus Need Protection and Support

As entrepreneurs, we need far more help to reach our fullest destination because we want to go further and make a bigger impact than most of the population. But any request for help leaves us feeling vulnerable and exposed. One of the most dynamic places an entrepreneur can be is when they have a team that will protect their strengths and provides support for their weaknesses. In this episode of the momentum podcast, let me show you why this concept of protection and support is so important for entrepreneurs, and why a team that can protect and support the leadership of the business creates one of the most unified, dynamic, and amazing places to work on the planet. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/community
5/24/202014 minutes, 42 seconds
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623 - Process Produces Growth Part 2 (Member Panel)

Welcome to part two of an inside peek into our exclusive Charfen Summit. This is the second part of a panel of our members who are experiencing growth and success by implementing the right processes, structures, and routines into their life and business. These are some of the most talented entrepreneurs on the planet who are in momentum and creating positive change with their businesses. The biggest topic of conversation in this section was about how to lead your clients and your team. The reality is, entrepreneurs are natural leaders, but we can fall into the trap of managing people transactionally instead of transformationally. With the right framework in place, you can get out of the loops of telling people what to do, checking that it got done, and then telling them what to do again. These entrepreneurs will share with you exactly what that feels like. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/community 
5/21/202029 minutes, 29 seconds
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622 - Process Produces Growth Part 1 (Member Panel)

My team and I recently held our very first virtual summit for our members. It was massively successful and one of the best portions of the event centered around a conversation with our members who are finding success in growth in this market. Meaghan Connell, Julie Broad, Lars Hedenborg, and Adi Jaffe are all experiencing massive growth using our systems, processes, and frameworks. I want to give you an inside look into the Charfen Summit and just how much growth these incredible entrepreneurs are experiencing. With the right processes in place, you can create a real business that becomes profitable and gives you the life you've always wanted.
5/19/202026 minutes, 37 seconds
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621 - What Side I Am On

A friend of mine got a message today that said… I've been following you and Alex Charfen for a while it seems that the two of you are on the opposite sides of the spectrum regarding everything COVID-19. I'm curious if this has affected your professional relationship or friendship? I was actually surprised that I gave anyone the impression I was on one side or the other of anything COVID-19. Let me set the record straight in this podcast. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/foundation
5/16/202019 minutes, 10 seconds
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620 - The Tale of Two Businesses

There is no doubt that the world has shifted. As entrepreneurs, there are two things we need to do. First, we need to orient towards the future and figure out where are we going. Second, we should completely and totally commit to growing through this transition. If you are able to orient yourself toward the future and commit to growth, you will get into momentum. In this episode, I want to tell you about two entrepreneurs, each with their own business in a similar market, who are experiencing two very different realities right now based on how they are responding to the world right now. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/community 
5/14/20208 minutes, 47 seconds
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619 - Hold Space For More Effective Meetings

Let’s get real, most entrepreneurs do not love meetings. We actually talk about how much we can’t stand them. The issue we have is, we reach a point in our careers when the momentum we can create on our own isn’t enough. At that point it’s time to build a team so that we can continue to expand and grow. Just as quickly as we build a team, we are apprehensive about spending time with them. The majority of entrepreneurs I know do everything they can to avoid too many meetings with their team. A lot of the time then entrepreneurs are in meetings it’s because they didn’t get it right the first time. If you can make your meetings more efficient, more effective, and get the best out of your people, you will actually be excited to be in them. Resources Mentioned: https://charfen.com/community 
5/12/202016 minutes, 1 second
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618 - Avatar Obsessed

Understanding who you are talking to and the type of person you create will define how you market, how you deliver your product, and how you speak to members of your programs. In this episode, I will break down what it means to own your avatar so that you can get clarity on exactly who it is you are serving. This will help you narrow down your avatar to a singular person to whom you are speaking. This will allow your message to come through clearer, cut through the noise, and will create more sales in your business. We want you to do more than just define your avatar, we want you to own it. When you clearly own your avatar, you can turn your business into a movement. Resources Mentioned: https://clarityduringcrisis.com 
5/9/202010 minutes, 41 seconds
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617 - The Virtual (R)evolution

Over the past several weeks the globe has conducted the largest work from home experiment in history. Hundreds of millions of people went from working in offices, to working out of their kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms. And in at least one case, a woman took her computer into the bathroom with her on a zoom call and made national news. The workplace has permanently changed and it's never going to go back to what we used to think was normal. Millions of companies just realized they don't need the infrastructure, or more importantly the overhead they have been spending on massive offices. Many of them have also realized their employees are more productive even though they are working at home. There are some companies that are going through challenges, but just as many or more are feeling all of the advantages of having a remote workforce. Working virtually, remotely, and from home is going to be a permanent part of every type of business moving forward. Businesses who don't have a work from home component will be seen as having a disadvantage. In the future, a metric the companies will measure is how much of the workforce can work from home. With the right elements in place, working remotely can be far more productive than in person. With a virtual workforce, companies can spend less and grow faster. If you find you and your team working virtually, having the right process, structure and routine changes everything.
5/7/202020 minutes, 40 seconds
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616 - Create a Successful Profit Share Program

I get a ton of questions about incentive programs, bonuses, and profit share for teams. It makes sense because entrepreneurs want to pay people for the results that they want to get in their business. There is a consistent way that I advise entrepreneurs to profit share that works consistently and engages teams. In this episode, Alex will show you the frameworks we teach to implement this program into your business, and why we have seen it be so effective. This is a dynamic way to inspire your team to focus on what matters in your business and help drive the profitability of your company from the top down. Resources Mentioned: https://predictablebusinesssolutions.com 
5/5/202012 minutes, 35 seconds
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615 - Your Pivot Plan

100% of businesses need to pivot right now. Some are making a minor pivot, some are making major changes, and some are going to change almost everything or start over. Yesterday I shared how to understand which of these three your company needs. Today I want to share how to create your pivot plan. Crisis creates ambiguity, and ambiguity creates constraint. In a crisis, it's important to lower ambiguity and increase clarity for everyone on your team and everyone around you. In a pivot, it feels natural to make decisions on the fly, without using a framework, and use your gut. This is dangerous. Especially if you have a team. In the middle of a crisis like this is not a time to be doing things without a high level of certainty and a high level of clarity. Creating a plan will help you create both in your company. When you teach your team how to repeatedly execute the same type of plan, you create predictable results in your business. Resources Mentioned: https://clarityduringcrisis.com 
4/29/202017 minutes, 30 seconds
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614 - How Hard Should You Pivot?

One of the questions I'm getting most often today is "how do I know how much I should pivot?” This comes as no surprise because 100% of businesses are going to pivot in some way due to this crisis. The key to surviving this crisis and thriving as a business is knowing how much you should pivot and why. There is a clear way to understand what your business needs to do and why do you need to make a minor, major, or absolute pivot. I've helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and grow businesses through a crisis, knowing exactly how to set your company up for success is crucial. Resources Mentioned: https://clarityduringcrisis.com 
4/28/202021 minutes, 19 seconds
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613 - Why Entrepreneurs Are Made for Crisis

The world has been thrown sideways and we are all adjusting. We are dealing with a new reality that none of us expected. It can feel challenging and overwhelming for all of us. But I want to remind entrepreneurs, this is what we are made for. We are different than the rest of the population. When there is a crisis, we are the ones who step forward, create solutions, and make things happen. We have to remember who we are in a crisis like this because the world needs us to create momentum and move everything forward. Here is the mindset that I believe every entrepreneur should remember and use throughout this crisis. Resources Mentioned: https://clarityduringcrisis.com
4/24/202017 minutes, 27 seconds
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612 - This is Predictable

As an entrepreneur if you could tell the future, it would give you an unfair advantage over all of your competitors. By understanding what is going to happen next in this crisis, you can have that unfair advantage. While this crisis has created a tremendous amount of ambiguity and anxiety, it is actually relatively predictable what is going to happen next. If we look at the research on viruses throughout history, not specifically the coronavirus, we already understand how viruses act. If you are running a business in this crisis, it's important for you to know what reality is, so that you can make the best decisions for your family, yourself, and your business.
4/23/202019 minutes, 50 seconds
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611 - What Happens Next

As an entrepreneur and if you could predict the future, you would. You would want to know what's going to happen, anticipate what's coming next before your competition, and be prepared for what happens. Right now we are in the unique position to do exactly that. When the world is in crisis, by understanding what is the clear most likely scenario, as an entrepreneur or you can gain a massive advantage. It can be hard to cut through the noise, politics, arguments, opinions, and even conspiracy theories that can all add to the confusion. The good news is that viruses are normal, viruses a part of the human condition, and viruses are predictable. For entrepreneurs, this is what's most important. We need to know what's going to happen next so that we can anticipate and overcome the challenges this crisis is going to have for us. Resources Mentioned: https://ClarityDuringCrisis.com 
4/17/202016 minutes, 20 seconds
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610 - Vitamins vs. Painkillers in a Crisis

If you want to sell a product in a crisis, you have to make it a painkiller. Here's what I mean, in a normal market, people are willing to invest in improvement. They will buy things that make their lives better, like a vitamin. In a crisis, people buy things to solve problems get out of pain. If you're not selling a painkiller in a crisis, it is going to be very difficult to be heard. When the world is noisy people don't think improvement, they want to make the noise go away. If you're having trouble selling in a crisis, ask yourself if you're selling a painkiller that solves someone's problem? If you can solve someone's problem better than anyone else can, you will exponentially grow a business in a crisis. Resources Mentioned: https://ClarityDuringCrisis.com https://charfen.com/foundation 
4/16/202018 minutes, 49 seconds
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609 - Crisis Makes Startups Easier

It may be counterintuitive to start a business in the middle of the crisis, but it's something I've done for my entire career. Just this week, we created a massive pivot in our business, a new product, conducted a webinar, and sold our first 20 clients. In a normal market, this would've been incredibly difficult, in a crisis it's expected. There are multiple reasons why it's so much easier to start a business in a crisis, and in this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I want to share them with you. Crisis creates massive opportunity, and if you can find it, you can make your greatest contribution. Resources Mentioned: charfen.com/foundation
4/14/202019 minutes, 8 seconds
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608 - What You Haven't Lost

As entrepreneurs, we like to keep score. We like to know who's ahead, and we like the win. We are evolutionary hunters and we want to know if we are gaining on our prey. Understanding where we stand is important to us. One of the most important metrics we use is money. The problem is that in a crisis like this, sometimes it's the only metric we look at. We look at what we're losing in terms of revenue. Property owners like me think about the equity that may be slipping away. We think constantly about all the plans we had for the money we are going to make with the business that we were running just before this crisis hit. As entrepreneurs, we do what most people feel is impossible in order to make money. When we lose it, it's hard for us to think about anything else. I've coached entrepreneurs for years, and if you've lost money in this crisis, I have a perspective to share with you. Resources Mentioned: ClarityInCrisis.com
4/8/202016 minutes, 16 seconds
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607 - This is Officially an Economic Crisis

Last week when jobless claims numbers came out, the secretary of US treasury Steve Mnuchin said that the numbers were not relevant because it was a stimulus package that was about to be released. If you follow me, you know I said not only were the numbers relevant, but this was a ridiculous statement. Last week's numbers were seven times the previous record. Since last week I've been waiting for the jobless claims number to come out this morning. When it did I was dizzy. The new jobless claims number is 6,648,000 people in a single week. This beats the previous record from 1980 to 695,000 by almost 10 times. As entrepreneurs, we need to understand that this is a long-term issue and a challenge we will be digging out of for years. Resources Mentioned: ClarityDuringCrisis.com
4/7/202012 minutes, 1 second
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606 - Protect Your Future in this Crisis

This crisis is going to change everything. The reality that we knew just a few weeks ago is gone and we will be building a new normal for a long time. For entrepreneurs, this represents one of the biggest challenges any of us have ever been through, it also represents the biggest opportunity any of us have had. This is typically exactly the way the world works. Here's what's important in this crisis, that you personally protect yourself from the chaos. That you remain calm and grounded and you're able to make decisions in a way that moves you forward. The world is going to panic, breakdown, have massive challenges, and more. We are going to see erratic behaviors, personal breakdowns, and challenges at the individual level like we've never seen before. This event is traumatizing to everyone on the planet. We need to admit that it is, accept that we are in a traumatic situation, and then build the process, structure, and routine to help us get through this. Resources Mentioned: morning.charfen.com getthirstynow.com predictablebusinesssoltions.com
4/6/202018 minutes, 30 seconds
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605 - Interview with Darian Khosravi

I have the distinct honor of working with some of the most talented, interesting, and game-changing entrepreneurs in the world today. From Face Yoga to my guest today, each and every business I work with has something unique to offer the market. Darian Khosravi, or Kosmo as we know him, is one of the entrepreneurs making a massive contribution and changing the world, through his barbecue sauce. In this episode of the momentum podcast, I sit down with Darian and talk about how he is using his business to drive the positive change he wants to see in the world, and how he is continuing to grow his business even in this crisis. You will get an incredible amount of value out of this conversation. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
4/3/202015 minutes, 32 seconds
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604 - Crisis Predications Part 2

The reality of what is going to happen here is finally starting to set in. The White House released an estimate today that we could have 100,000 to 240,000 deaths from this virus. The reason they updated their previous estimate is that the math is finally setting in. The reality of New York is very real. This is going to be an unprecedented financial and human crisis. As entrepreneurs, we should understand what the most likely scenario is. Not the politicized scenario but the one that is proven through math. Math is how we run our businesses, math is how we make a profit, and if you're anything like me, you see the world through equations. I've been looking at some of the equations behind this crisis and we need to brace ourselves for a very long recovery. Resources Mentioned: Charfen.com/Community PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
4/2/202014 minutes, 47 seconds
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603 - Crisis Predictions

After reviewing the numbers over the past week, I have some predictions about what we are going to be dealing with moving forward. The world as we know it has completely changed, and we will be recovering from this for a long time. Entrepreneurs around the world are making a difference, and I want you to know that it is a lasting difference. I know a lot of people are waiting for things to go back to "normal”. We are going to be building a new normal for a long time. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I will show you what you need to know as a business owner and the adjustments you should start making now. Entrepreneurs will drive the world to a better place, and it starts right now. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
4/1/202026 minutes, 11 seconds
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602 - Process Will Set You Free, and in This Market it Will Save You

As entrepreneurs we fight process, structure, and routine, it's just part of who we are. I know I thought these are for years. I felt like creating process, structure, and routine was going to limit my creativity, it was way too controlling, it was going to take away the freedom I want it as an entrepreneur. Today I can't believe I ever thought any of those things. Process, structure, and routine have all created freedom in my life that I have been wanting forever. The freedom to do what I want, the freedom to do only the work that I like, and the freedom to grow like crazy regardless of what is happening around me. In a crisis like we are experiencing today, there is a totally different type of freedom. Because my team and I have clear processes and structure, we are creating momentum, moving forward, and making things happen. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/31/202017 minutes, 31 seconds
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601 - Your Business Can Be Predictable, Even in a Crisis

When I was just getting started as an entrepreneur, the word "predictable" sounded negative to me. I wanted things to be exciting, spontaneous, I wanted to freedom, predictability seemed like a step in the wrong direction. As my business grew, and I got busier, I started realizing that without predictability, I wasn't going to make it. Things got so overwhelming so fast that I felt like I was doing everything, falling behind on a daily basis, and I was constantly overwhelmed. I went from loving my business to having trouble getting out of bed every day because I was felt like I was getting constantly beat up. My quest for excitement and spontaneity turned into a daily battle with trying to keep up with everything. When I finally stopped finding predictability, systems, routines, and process everything changed. My business started running like I wanted it to, it required far less for me, and I actually achieved the freedom that I've always wanted. Your business can be predictable, even in this crisis. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/30/202013 minutes, 59 seconds
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600 - Stand Out and Be Heard, Even in a Crisis

Working with entrepreneurs has shown me that we are the most consistent source of positive momentum for humanity. Here’s what’s going to happen in this crisis. Entrepreneurs are going to rise above the noise. We’re going to identify the opportunities that are there, see a way to move things forward, grab hold of it, take it forward, get into momentum, and bring the world with us. The world needs us now more than it ever has. I want this episode of the Momentum Podcast to encourage you. Don’t ever apologize for doing business, selling, or moving things forward as long as you are doing it in an ethical way, we need you to. Humanity is desperate for hope, and entrepreneurs will lead the way to a better future. The lives you change with your business today will begin the process of changing the world for the better. Let’s make it happen. Resources Mentioned: predictablebusinesssolutions.com
3/27/202017 minutes, 11 seconds
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599 - Document Core Processes to Thrive

In a crisis or any other time, efficiency is critical in business. One of the recurring issues we see in almost all businesses is that the core processes, the ones that create revenue for the business, are often undocumented and unclear. Having documented processes will separate your business from the crowd and make your business real. These define the foundation of what your business does and who your business is. One of the fastest ways to get your business into momentum is to document your processes. Now is an opportune time to document your processes, clarify them, and make them as efficient as possible. With documentation, you can see a reduction in the time needed to complete a process by as much as 90%. I share this figure with people all the time, let me share with you a recent issue in our company and the 90% reduction that documenting process created. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/26/202013 minutes, 15 seconds
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598 - Crisis Proof Your Day

As a leader of your business, you are the most important person on the team every day. When you take care of yourself first, you are able to take care of your team and move things forward. Today more than ever as leaders we need to be aware, present, and able to make the right decisions. The reality is that, as a leader in your business, your team will respond to the way you show up, now more than ever before. Being present and showing up in the right way will create confidence in your team during these challenging times. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I want to show you what it takes to create the systems in your life that will prevent a crisis from doing damage to your business. It may sound cliché to "put your mask on first" but in a crisis like this one, it's not a cliché it's mandatory. When you are in leadership, the way you show up is going to determine how your team shows up, this is more important now than ever. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com Morning.Charfen.com
3/25/202014 minutes, 36 seconds
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597 - Know Your Worst-Case Scenario

Crises create ambiguity. Ambiguity creates insecurity. Insecurity will rob your momentum. The first thing to do in a crisis is to eliminate ambiguity and understand your financial situation. It is a challenging place to go in challenging times, but understanding exactly what is happening for you and your business financially will provide an invaluable perspective into how your business can start to recover and overcome the current market. Very few people go straight to the worst-case scenario in a crisis, because we are all trying to avoid it. Those who do and understand what could happen, have a basis for making better decisions. By eliminating ambiguity and understanding your financial position, you will create a foundation so you can make far better decisions. Resources Mentioned:PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/24/202016 minutes, 1 second
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596 - Process Creates Positive Thinking

When someone says something like “all we need to do is think positive.” I will admit that I am immediately irritated. If all it took for people to move forward in the world was thinking positive, we would all think positive and everything will be resolved. Especially in a crisis situation, that's just not how it works. If you are trying to white knuckle or use will power to create positive thinking, it just won't work. The higher the pressure and noise, the more difficult it is to remain positive.  In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I will show you that the only way to make sure you remain positive and consistent is to create process in your life and in your business. Just thinking positively is not enough, process creates positive thinking. Implementing these simple processes into your life and into your business will radically change the way you are able to make it through this challenging time. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/23/20207 minutes, 51 seconds
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595 - How to Go Virtual Fast

There is no denying the need for businesses all around the world to transition to a virtual environment in a rapid and effective way. The challenge of the current market is that people are restricted from being in the same room with one another, but the technology and the mindset of the world has never been more poised to make this happen. You can take your team and business virtual quickly and effectively if you follow a clear process, and I want to show you how to do it. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I will show you exactly what you need in order to take an in-person team into a virtual space. I run a multi-million dollar virtual business and coach entrepreneurs around the world who do the same. The solution is not a software platform, it is a shift in understanding how to get the most out of your team. If you’re in a position where you need to take your team online fast, this is exactly the antidote you need. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/20/202012 minutes, 45 seconds
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594 - Process Calms Entrepreneurial Anxiety

In moments of panic and overwhelm, one constant keeps entrepreneurs like you and me grounded, present, and magnetic: Process. Process is what sets you free in your business, and it is what creates momentum for you in challenging times. The market right now is volatile, overwhelming, and scary, but there is hope for entrepreneurs around the world in process. In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I want to take you through a series of simple, yet powerful processes that you can implement right now in order to get back into momentum and fight the panic that is sweeping the market. By taking these steps, you can get your life and business back on track and start moving in the right direction. There is hope in these troubled times, and it often comes where we are least likely to look. Process will save you. Let me show you how. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/19/20209 minutes, 59 seconds
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593 - Entrepreneurial Mindset for Challenging Times

My wife, Cadey, and I have built businesses that have helped thousands of entrepreneurs navigate crisis situations. We helped thousands of entrepreneurs navigate a financial crisis that was brought on by the market, personal issues, and challenges in their business. There is a way to successfully navigate challenging times for entrepreneurs and the good news is that we can do it successfully every time.  I’ve seen it, coached it, and implemented it myself in order to build successful businesses in the middle of challenging circumstances. In this episode, I want to help you understand that in the middle of a crisis, there is more opportunity. Multi-billion-dollar companies will be launched in this crisis. Opportunities come when markets are unstable and there's only one way for us as entrepreneurs to take advantage of them. We must adopt the right mindset. It's not what comes naturally, but it's what will actually get you through this and help you make a massive contribution. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/18/202013 minutes, 58 seconds
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592 - Decision Making in a Crisis

In the midst of a global crisis, entrepreneurs around the world are overwhelmed with decisions that must be made in order to survive. In 2007, I faced a very similar situation with the U.S. economic collapse that sent my wife and me spiraling into bankruptcy. That situation was one of the most humbling and devastating experiences I’ve ever gone through, but it taught me the importance of decision-making in crisis situations. Within a year, Cadey and I were liquid millionaires once more, and by 2011 we had built a company that was #21 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the United States.  In this episode of the Momentum Podcast, I want to share with you the exact process and framework we used in the midst of the financial crisis of 2007 to make decisions on a consistent and recurring basis. Not only did this framework save us and make us millions of dollars, but it is also still changing the lives of entrepreneurs all across the globe through our coaching programs. You can and will get through this, and when you can make the right decisions, you can continue to grow your business even when the world is in a panic. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/17/202013 minutes, 12 seconds
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591 - Interview with Molly Keyser

Molly Keyser has been our client twice. Yes, you read that right: two times. She first came and had amazing results with my program, went on her own, and returned 6 months later willing to learn again, but this time with her business on a whole new level.  I invited Molly as a guest on today's podcast because she has an incredible amount of experience on how to run a business—now in two different stages of growth. Molly is an off the charts creative that runs a one of a kind company, Boudie Shorts. She helps boudoir photographers build profitable businesses. Let's hear the massive results she has been having in her business and how our systems have helped her be more creative than she has been in a very long time. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/10/202023 minutes, 23 seconds
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590 - The Answer is NOT Sales and Marketing

On today’s episode, I invited Jeremy Bergeron (the business strategist for our company) to discuss the biggest problem that he hears from the dozens of entrepreneurs he talks to every week. Jeremy points out how almost all entrepreneurs that he has worked with think they have a sales and marketing problem. But in reality, we have found some key components that are NOT sales and marketing, and that, when fixed, has transformed the hundreds of businesses we have helped in our consulting program. Jeremy has worked for companies like Facebook and Google and has a ridiculous amount of understanding of business. Let's learn with Jeremy why sales and marketing is not your problem. Let us show you the experience we have taken in working with hundreds of entrepreneurs and guide you to the place where you should really be focusing your attention. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
3/3/202016 minutes, 44 seconds
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589 - Interview with Rachel Miller

In today’s episode, I have the privilege of interviewing an entrepreneur who is a massive inspiration for me. Rachel Miller doesn’t just run a multimillion-dollar business, work with some of the top names in the market today, and help thousands of entrepreneurs grow their businesses, but she’s also a mom of six who runs a household at the same time she’s running a business.  In a world where many people create excuses, Rachel creates possibilities. On this podcast, we will share the ‘horrible story’ of making more than half a million dollars in four days while feeling completely empty, how she runs her company now while taking care of six kids, and how she used our programs to grow into a life of freedom for her business and her family. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
2/25/202023 minutes, 38 seconds
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588 - The Real Predictability Problem

There's an epidemic today that I see over and over again. When I attend events, when I speak to groups of entrepreneurs, when I do Q&As, there's this epidemic of entrepreneurs creating a business, growing it, making a contribution and then, and when the business stumbles or doesn't grow like they want, here's what entrepreneurs do: We all blame ourselves. We ask the question, What's wrong with me? What do I need to improve about myself? What do I need to change about myself? How do I need to change my mindset? I want you to know I've been there. I've felt those feelings. And you are probably NOT the problem. On today's podcast, I will share how I transformed my business by focusing on some key elements that are usually THE REAL problem for entrepreneurs. These are some simple tactics that will help you grow personally, help you move forward with less pressure, and create predictability in your business. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
2/18/202017 minutes, 7 seconds
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587 - Be Wrong More Often

One of the greatest lessons that I learned in leading and growing teams is that it's okay to be wrong. I spent the first large percentage of my career trying never to be wrong and never let them see me sweat. It was when I finally realized that accepting where I was wrong is what was necessary for my company to grow that my life and my business both turned around. On today’s podcast, I will show you what happens on the highest level of business, how I almost got killed trying to prove that I was always right, and how my clients are getting massive results by learning to be vulnerable and letting their team challenge them. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
2/11/202020 minutes, 38 seconds
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586 - Habitually Create a Performance Culture

For some companies building a culture means parties, get-togethers for lunch, happy hours, and beer kegs with taps in their break room. For me, it means something completely different. So let me show a path that I have been using successfully and why I believe it's so important to build the right type of culture if you expect to get real results in your business. Your business's culture should be the glue that holds your company together. It should be the way that you bring in the right people, reject those that shouldn't work there, and create the outcomes you and your company are aiming at. On this podcast, I will give you my hard-fought secret on how to build it. Resources mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
2/4/202015 minutes, 51 seconds
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585 - The Solopreneur Fantasy

Being a solopreneur is a fantasy. This conversation happens so often in the entrepreneurial world. Entrepreneurs have the idea in their head that they don’t need anybody else in order to grow their business to where they want to be. They think they can do it all themselves, and that a team would only slow them down. The problem with this line of thinking is that there is not a single entrepreneur in the history of the world who was able to build the business of their dreams without a team. If you make the decision to build a team, you will have the opportunity to change the world. The issue is that entrepreneurs often feel like a team will restrict them and take away their freedom. They became entrepreneurs to shake off the responsibilities of managing other people. The problem is that building a business on your own is one of the most damaging things you can do to your body, your mind, and your relationships. The commitment to build a team is what truly creates freedom. If you know you have the opportunity to make a bigger impact, grow a massive business, and change the world for the better, it is time to give up what is really holding you back: The Solopreneur Fantasy. Resources Mentioned: PredictableBusinessSolutions.com
1/28/202011 minutes, 12 seconds
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584 - It Isn't Your Mindset That is the Issue

On a recent live training I held for entrepreneurs of every size business, I had the opportunity to speak directly to an issue in the business of a very special entrepreneur. We had an amazing conversation, and it started out--as it does for so many entrepreneurs who are running multimillion-dollar businesses--with her feeling like there was something wrong with her. She felt like she needed to shift her mindset or change her thinking around this issue. Something she was doing in front of her team that did not make her appear "as her full, authentic self." Once the conversation concluded, the concerns about her mindset, herself, and how she was showing up to her team significantly changed.  I offered her an entirely different solution to her problem. If you're trying to grow and scale a business, mindset often has far less to do with the issues you’re facing than is perceived in the market today. Instead, I could see that Lori was dealing with something that could only be adequately fixed by surrounding herself with a process that allowed her to show up in front of her team in a predictable, reliable, and stable way. This was not about her mindset, it was about the process. Resources mentioned: PredictableBusinessSystems.com
1/21/202018 minutes, 51 seconds
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583 - Plan to Break the Biggest Bottleneck

In an entrepreneurial business, the most common issue I’ve encountered is that the entrepreneur in charge is buried by the responsibilities of running and growing that business on a day-to-day basis. More often than not, entrepreneurs say that they are drowning in things that need to get done. At the end of the day, they look at what they still have left to do and wonder how in the world they are going to get it done. It’s as if the entire business is hitting a bottleneck and there is no end in sight.    There is only one way to break that bottleneck and allow your business to grow faster than you ever thought possible. In this episode, I will expose the biggest bottleneck in your business and give you the tangible, tactical, and transformative steps you need to take in order to break that bottleneck and allow your business to grow exponentially. Your business has the potential to change the world, and the only way to see that potential become a reality is to implement a strategic plan. Let me show you exactly how to do it. Resources mentioned: predictablebusinesssystems.com
1/14/202015 minutes, 36 seconds
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582 - Interview with Dr. Stephanie Estima

There are times in an entrepreneur’s life when they can feel stuck, trapped, and suffocated by their business. In service-based industries, this reality can completely stifle growth and cause the entrepreneur to feel pain every time they think about their business. It can feel like there is no escaping the day-to-day issues of serving clients directly, but there is hope for every entrepreneur with a medical practice, law firm, or any other service business. In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Estima discusses the challenges of meeting those challenges head-on and how she overcame them.    By implementing processes, systems, and structure into her business, Dr. Stephanie Estima has grown past the feeling of being stuck. She created a business that has allowed her to step out of the day-to-day operation of her company and put all of her focus on the strategic growth of the empire she is creating. She went from the brink of giving up on her chiropractic practice entirely to fulfilling her mission of changing the world through her business. The reality is that, for entrepreneurs, feeling stuck in our business can feel like drowning. By implementing processes and systems in your business, you can breach the surface of the water and radically change your business.   Resources mentioned:   PredictableBusinessSystems.com   P.S. If you are ready to continue the conversation, here are a couple of ways you can connect with us: 1. Subscribe to the Momentum Podcast. The Momentum Podcast will walk you through the importance of building a team, scaling companies, and ultimately, making your greatest contribution to the world. 2. Apply to work with me and my team. If you’d like to work directly with me and my team, to take you from where you are today to a place where there are consistent growth and scale, head on over to Predictable Business Systems, and we’ll send over some details to get you started.