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Strategic Coach founder Dan Sullivan shares his wisdom and insights with entrepreneurs who want to multiply their freedom and success.
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How To Stop Ignoring Your Entrepreneurial Mindset, With Molly Thompson

From the age of 12, Molly Thompson knew she was different. She looked at the world differently and thought about the world differently, too, and it caused no shortage of problems. Now, she is the CEO of Perrysburg Energy Solutions, a company providing organizations—and communities—with compelling, mission-driven energy solutions. In this episode, Molly shares how she learned to embrace her uniqueness, the driving force behind her business success, and how her current project became a massive community collaboration. She also reveals how, through Strategic CoachⓇ tools and community, she learned to trust her intuition, think 10x instead of being limited by self-doubt, and turn perceived obstacles into opportunities. Tune in to learn more about embracing individuality and staying true to your vision as an entrepreneur! Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode: How Molly recognized her entrepreneurial mindset from a young age of 12 and saw the world differently.Her early entrepreneurial ventures, like co-authoring a book and developing a TV show.How she overcame challenges as an entrepreneur who didn't fit traditional corporate molds.Her experience being diagnosed with ADHD and how she strategically leveraged it.How she used tools from Strategic Coach to understand her unique brain wiring and thought processes.What makes for a transformational experience for a customer.What happens when an entrepreneur gets bored.How Molly took her commercial lighting business to the next level with a visionary solar project.Her innovative approach to collaborating with multiple stakeholders across sectors. Show Notes: Molly knew from age 12 that she was an entrepreneur at heart, seeing the world differently than others. Successful entrepreneurs often have a sense of being different or not fitting into traditional molds from a young age. This early recognition of their distinctiveness can be a driving force behind their entrepreneurial endeavors. It also helps them develop unique capabilities very early in life— and often makes them unemployable as a result.  Young people are often pressured to conform and be like everybody else, but successful entrepreneurs learn to tune out the noise. The biggest danger for an entrepreneur is boredom. An ideal is like the horizon: you can never reach it. It's a lot easier to ask for a million dollars than it is to ask for $200,000. There’s value in taking a step back and thinking about things. Obstacles are simply opportunities for growth and transformation. Resources: Book: I Am Diva!: Every Woman's Guide to Outrageous Living, by Molly Thompson, Elena Bates, Maureen O’Crean, and Carilyn Vaile Book: The Gap and the Gain, by Ben Hardy and Dan Sullivan Book: 10x Is Easier Than 2x, by Ben Hardy and Dan Sullivan The Strategic CoachⓇ Signature Program Glass City River Wall 
6/4/202435 minutes, 35 seconds
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Discover Two Keys To An Effortless Entrepreneurial Life, With Greg Griffith

Greg Griffith has been in risk management and risk control for 38 years. For the past 11 years, he’s been a member of The Strategic Coach® Program, an experience he’s found “life changing and game changing.” In this episode, Greg shares some of the invaluable wisdom he’s gained from Strategic Coach® and why his entrepreneurial life is easier now. Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode:The Strategic Coach thinking tool for getting instant focus on something that's important to you.How Greg figured out he could help people dealing with risk.The interview with business coach Dan Sullivan that led Greg to Strategic Coach.The importance of Strategic Coach clients’ life partners embracing Strategic Coach tools.Show Notes: Entrepreneurs need to have a life partner who gives them total support for what they’re doing in their entrepreneurial life. For some entrepreneurs, the easy part of their lives is the day at work, and the tough part is the night at home. An entrepreneur’s best relationship has to be the one that they have committed themselves to for an entire lifetime. Trying to go through Strategic Coach when the person you're in a relationship with isn't buying into the Program can be a struggle. The approach in Strategic Coach is that your entrepreneurial life is your entire life. Only about 5% of the working population ever has the commitment and courage to go out and face the marketplace straight on. If entrepreneurs don’t succeed, they don’t eat. Before seeking a partner, get your thinking straight on what makes someone a person you want to be in a relationship with.Resources: The Team+ Programs The Impact Filter™ Article: “What Free Days Are And How To Know When You Need Them” Your Life As A Strategy Circle by Dan Sullivan Thinking About Your Thinking by Dan Sullivan The Unique EDGE® Program for 18- to 24-year olds Article: “The 4 Freedoms That Motivate Successful Entrepreneurs” Deep D.O.S. Innovation by Dan Sullivan
5/15/202415 minutes, 22 seconds
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An Entrepreneurial Life On Your Own Terms, With Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson had a certain idea about how to be a more valuable financial planner than most. And when he couldn’t find anyone to hire him to do it, he created his own opportunity. In this episode, Ken shares the business lessons and entrepreneur ideas that led him to his success in holistic financial planning, and what’s allowed him to bring the greatest value he can to the right type of clients. Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode: Why Ken decided he had to become an entrepreneur.Which Strategic Coach® thinking tool Ken has framed in his office.How Ken is transitioning to just focusing on what he loves doing.What holistic financial planning entails.How Ken’s path forward became crystal clear to him.Why Ken plans to keep going to Strategic Coach workshops as long as he can.Show Notes: The educational system was designed to make you well-rounded, which means you divide your efforts instead of focusing exclusively on what you like doing and what you’re great at. It’s possible to get somewhere even if you don’t know what the map looks like. Your next step requires you to do things you don't know how to do yet. There are always going to be ups and downs in the economy. When you get rid of the clients that are a bad fit, you have more energy for your other clients. An entrepreneur can outsource the assembly of their team. It’s okay for you to want to improve your experience as an entrepreneur. You don’t need an advanced degree to understand Strategic Coach thinking tools. It takes insight to say, “Let's not make this any more complicated than it needs to be.”Resources: Unique AbilityⓇ The Four C’s Formula by Dan Sullivan Article: The Four Freedoms That Motivate Successful Entrepreneurs The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy
4/23/202422 minutes, 55 seconds
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From Bankruptcy To Business Triumph, With Max Emma

Almost 31 years ago, 18-year-old Max Emma immigrated with his family to the United States from the former Soviet Union. Now, Max is the CEO of BooXkeeping, a bookkeeping franchise organization operating in the U.S., Europe, and the Philippines, with plans for expansion into South America. In this episode of the Multiplier Mindset Podcast, in a story that stands testament to the power of entrepreneurial resilience and drive, Max shares how he went from bankruptcy to business triumph, and the many lessons and insights he learned along the way.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episodeThe ingenious way Max learned to speak English.How Max bounced back after bankruptcy.Why Max’s company eventually expanded beyond the United States,How Max wrote the initial business plan for his company on a napkin in just four hours.How his business grew after joining The Strategic CoachⓇ Program.Why Max’s unique area of focus has changed.The significance of journaling for entrepreneursShow Notes:The ties between North America and South America are going to be a growth opportunity as we go forward over the next 25 years. Speaking English is an important entrepreneurial skill in the United States. What seems like a failure might actually be the beginning of the next step. When you don’t grow, you die. Entrepreneurs need to give up doing what isn’t their job. It’s important to keep investing in coaching because you don’t know what you don’t know. If your team members are successful, you’re successful. When someone gives you a tool, consider it sooner than later. The sooner you join an organization like Strategic Coach®, the sooner you can become successful and take your company to the next level.Links:Unique Ability®Your Business Is a Theatre Production: Your Back Stage Shouldn't Show on the Front Stage The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan and Dr.Benjamin HardyTime Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs (Effective Strategies Only)
4/3/202423 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rewind: Business Growth Means Finding The Right People, with Leslie Fall

In one of our favorite episodes, entrepreneur Leslie Fall shares how a team member who helped get her to a certain level of success was no longer helping the company grow. Leslie explains how, by employing the concept of “multiplication by subtraction,” she overcame the problem to great benefit, plus other gains she’s made since taking advantage of business coaching through Strategic Coach. Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode:What Leslie gets out of being in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.The changes a colleague has noticed in Leslie since she joined Strategic Coach.How Leslie introduces Strategic Coach thinking tools to her colleagues.How her team now gets four months’ worth of work done in under a week. Show Notes: Sometimes, you have to let go of what your job typically is in order to let team members grow. For reasons of fit or reasons of competence, a team member can hold you back. It can take a fresh perspective to notice inefficiencies in your process. It’s exciting to see where people will go once their time has been freed up. When people have the time and mental energy, they’ll be more alert, curious, responsive, and resourceful. Team members who are freed up have time to think about other opportunities for revenue. You're probably only relying on your team 50% of what you could be. The minute you think of a new idea, think about who can help you with it. Resources: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy Unique Ability® Multiplication By Subtraction by Shannon Waller Free Days™ – The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Time Management
3/13/202415 minutes, 55 seconds
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Finding A Cure For The Isolation Of Being An Entrepreneur, With Chase Dansie

A few years ago, Chase Dansie found himself limited by Lyme disease. Now, he’s grateful for the experience. In this episode, Chase talks about how Strategic Coach® helped him through a very hard time and how he’s using his orthodontist practice to improve people’s lives.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:What allowed Chase to finally join The Strategic Coach® Program.How Chase learned that you can take something horrible and turn it into something useful.The signs of Lyme disease and the importance of getting the right diagnosis and treatment.Some of the positive by-products that came out of Chase having Lyme disease.What gets Chase up and going in the morning.Show Notes:An entrepreneur going about things alone develops all sorts of bad habits. The biggest problem for entrepreneurs is being alone and having no one to talk to about both your challenges and your successes. None of us celebrate our progress enough. The Strategic Coach Program isn’t centred on the business. It’s focused on you as a person. When something comes up and you don’t know what to do, Strategic Coach has processes you can follow that will help you get solutions. You can interpret your past experiences however you want to. You feel more normal when you’re in a community of people with similar challenges and obstacles to yours. If you’re experiencing a health challenge, it’s comforting to know you’re not the only one. Strategic Coach clients have a kind of shared language. Surrounding yourself with people, and having connections with others, can help you pull through some very difficult times. When you’re aware of the challenges someone is having, it lets you have compassion for them like you never would have before.Resources:How To Measure Success In Business Effectively With A Proven System - The Gap And The Gain Wanting What You Want by Dan Sullivan Unique Ability 
2/21/20240
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You Don't Need Permission To Be An Entrepreneur, with Peter Denbigh

Peter Denbigh grew up in what he describes as “the middle of nowhere,” Virginia. He wanted more, and as soon as he was old enough, he used his entrepreneurial mindset to start earning money. In this episode, Peter shares the many business lessons he’s learned from growing his own companies.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:How Peter learned to think long term.The tech company he founded while he was a university student.How Peter recovered from a dark time in his career.How he created one of the best-selling games of 2016.What The Strategic Coach® Program has given him.Show Notes: The Strategic Coach Program was designed for entrepreneurs who are active and “all over the place.” It’s a tremendous strength to realize that being an entrepreneur is a life sentence. Luck is involved in entrepreneurial success, but the entrepreneur needs the capability of taking advantage of luck. The more value they provide, and the faster they can provide it, the more an entrepreneur gets paid for their time. When you’re a little bored and you have your eyes open, interesting opportunities come your way. Kickstarter lets you test a product and validate it, and if it works, you get money. An idea is worthless without persistent and productive execution. You don’t need permission to say, “This is how I’m going to be in the world.” The ride is what teaches you to hang on. Some people are born with the permission to be themselves, but a lot of people aren’t. If it doesn’t excite you, it isn’t worth doing.Resources:The Gap And The Gain by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin HardyWho Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin HardyHow to Expand Your Team's Unique Ability® The Impact Filter™KolbeCliftonStrengths®
2/1/202424 minutes, 1 second
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From Trauma To Triumph: One Entrepreneur’s Unbelievable Journey, With Darcy Luoma

Dan Sullivan and guest Darcy Luoma dive into an extraordinary and unbelievable journey of resilience, reinvention, and triumph in the face of an unprecedented personal challenge. Darcy’s unwavering spirit and strategic approach are a true inspiration for all entrepreneurs navigating their own obstacles.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:The initial obstacles Darcy faced when becoming an entrepreneur, and how she overcame them.The traumatic experience Darcy had to work through while figuring out how to continue to run her business.Why Darcy was in a position to test drive her own concepts in the most extreme way.How Darcy prepared for business success before launching her business.The big risk Darcy took at a critical time, and how it paid off.What Darcy gets out of Strategic Coach.Show Notes: Running for elected office is a purely entrepreneurial activity. We’re not in control of what happens in the world, but we’re in control of our responses to what happens. Entrepreneurs transform situations from huge negatives to breakthrough positives. Strategic Coach is a thinking tool culture. If you have an anchor client, then you don’t have to fear that you need to say yes to everything. The entire business of an entrepreneur can be based on the entrepreneur’s reputation. Good people do bad things, and it doesn’t mean they’re bad people. If you want to handle your challenges thoughtfully, and you want to have strong relationships, you need to train and practice to be thoughtfully fit. Having an entrepreneurial business means you get to test things.Resources:The Strategy Circle® The R-Factor Question®10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin HardyThe Impact Filter™Unique Ability®
1/9/202426 minutes, 17 seconds
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A Simple Roadmap To Be Your Authentic Self As An Entrepreneur, with Ben Laws

Ben Laws is the CEO of multiple companies. What’s more, after eight years as a Strategic Coach® member, Ben has just become an associate coach and will lead his own workshop groups. In this episode, Ben shares key points from his entrepreneurial journey and the value of Strategic Coach thinking tools.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:How to increase your four entrepreneurial freedoms.What made Ben think at an early age that he didn’t belong in an employee role.How Ben realized he was destined to be in the entrepreneurial world.Why he almost got fired from his first job after college.What led Ben to Strategic Coach.Show Notes:The more thinking tools you learn, the more your freedoms multiply.Entrepreneurs see risk differently than non-entrepreneurs.You can develop a lack of fear through failing.Failures point out opportunities to hone your craft.Paying for coaching is an investment, not an expense.Show up every day looking for how you can be wildly helpful.It’s far more effective to pull people along than to push them along.Resources:Video: Why It’s Crucial For Entrepreneurs To Expand Their Four FreedomsThe Strategic Coach ProgramArticle: How To Foster A Longevity Mindset & Reap The Benefits
12/20/202321 minutes, 46 seconds
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Follow Your Business Motivation To Empower Your Work And Ignite Your Life, with Susan Latremoille

Years ago, Susan Latremoille thought to combine the benefits of working for a large organization with the freedom of doing her own thing. Now, she runs a wealth management advising company with her partner. In this episode, Susan shares how she became an entrepreneur, how she realized she was an entrepreneur, and what’s helped her find both business success and balance in her life.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:How Susan’s company is on the ground floor of a new industry, retirement lifestyle planning.What gave Susan her first insight into entrepreneurism.Why Susan likes to push people beyond their comfort level.How The Strategic Coach® Program has been fundamental to Susan’s success in business and life.How Next Chapter Lifestyle Advisors are helping financial advisors provide value to clients.Why hiring team members is an investment.Show Notes:Retirement works better if you have a plan.A lot of things that are happening in the world of technology are automating the role of a financial advisor.Being a financial advisor is extremely entrepreneurial because you don’t get handed clients.Very few clients want to know the ins and outs of how markets work.Instead of competing, you can turn your competitors into your clients.The role of a good financial advisor is to understand the clients’ needs and bring them information in a way that’s meaningful and helpful to them.Financial advisors aren’t typically trained in the softer, more human elements of their roles.You have to understand the life of the client before you can do a meaningful financial plan for them.Financial products more or less sell themselves because they are driven by the financial plan. Resources:The RichLife: Managing Wealth and Purpose by Susan Latremoille 9 Steps to a RichLife Retirement by Susan LatremoilleDeep D.O.S. Innovation by Dan Sullivan Unique Ability®Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy
11/29/202323 minutes, 58 seconds
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Taking The Leap From Fired To Founder, with Matt Goodwin

Real estate attorney Matt Goodwin was fired after working at a law firm for six months. Within three hours of getting fired, he decided to start his own law firm. Now he runs a business focused on real estate transactions throughout the state of Florida, with multiple locations in the state. In this episode, he shares how his mindset and his entrepreneur motivation has led him to business success.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:Why Matthew had to seek out his own mentors.How Matthew has gone 10x multiple times.Matthew’s mentality of acting like he owned the place even when he was an employee.How Matthew balances his work life and his family life.Why Matthew wasn’t open to all business when he started out as an entrepreneur.Show Notes:There’s a certain amount you can learn by just reading, and cold calling people.If you don’t like to be told what to do or how to do it, don’t be an employee—you’ll probably get fired over and over again!When entrepreneurs start off, they need one client to give them the margin of time and cash flow they need to pay their bills.You can get more referrals by narrowing your focus.Hard times growing up can make a person who they are as an adult.Entrepreneurs often learn early that they don’t have an employee mindset.Successful entrepreneurs kill off all alternatives except doing what they have their mindset on.If you do everything yourself, you’ll learn a lot along the way.Success with even just one client can give you the confidence and experience you need to market yourself everywhere.Developing thick skin can help you have greater confidence.
11/8/202316 minutes, 28 seconds
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Clever Business Lessons From Your Community Of Entrepreneurs, with José Barrios

Leaving El Salvador for the U.S. as a political refugee when he was three years old, José Barrios always felt like he was different from others. He didn’t realize for many years that this was because he’s an entrepreneur. Now, Jose owns a janitorial and maintenance company that operates in two states. In this episode, José tells all about his journey to business success.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:Why being an immigrant entrepreneur can be an advantage.How José discovered what he loves doing.How The Strategic Coach® Program is “the gift that keeps on giving.”How José finds value in people who are often overlooked.Show Notes:Being an entrepreneur is something you’re either born with or not.Entrepreneurs don’t fit in everywhere they go.It’s a double-edged sword having an entrepreneurial mindset without the tools and the framework for it.One thing all Strategic Coach thinking tools have in common is that you can start applying them immediately.Strategic Coach clients can always be collaborating with more and more people.When you feel like you belong, you have more purpose.People are attracted to individuals who have purpose and freedom.Resources:Leverage: Operational Efficiency Training & ConsultingThe Entrepreneur’s Guide To Time ManagementShannon Waller’s Team Success Podcast
10/18/202313 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Changing Tides Of A Growth Mindset And A Global Transformation, with Stuart Green

As a child, Stuart Green was obsessed with what went on under the water. The UK entrepreneur became educated in fisheries, including by immersing himself in various coastal communities. He came to realize that the whole system wasn’t working very well, so he’s spent the past 25 years seeking solutions to the problem. In this episode, Stuart explains the fishing problems the world has and the entrepreneur ideas and mindset he’s using to find solutions.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:The business complexities that Stuart’s company simplifies for clients.How the fishing business is about balancing social progress with economics.The importance of understanding what drives your audience and your stakeholders.How Stuart came to understand what the business is really about.Show Notes:Earth isn’t really a planet; it’s a planet ocean.Most people underestimate the GDP of the world’s oceans.The GDP of oceans is about $3.1 trillion per annum, which is about 3% of the world’s GDP.Almost half the people on the planet depend on the oceans for their livelihood.15% of global protein comes from fish.Humans need to be incentivized to stop taking the oceans for granted.Several types of small-scale fishers are always overlooked and rarely given voice.If you have a grand vision but no metrics, you won’t know where you’re going.Initiatives created without consulting the community won’t fit.The real art in a solution is making it appropriate to local needs.You can take problems and turn them into solutions.Resources:Your Life As A Strategy Circle by Dan SullivanDeep D.O.S. Innovation by Dan Sullivan
9/27/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dream Big, Start Small To Achieve Unlimited Business Growth, with Andreas Wilhelmsson

Andreas Wilhelmsson started his first company when he was 17. As a young entrepreneur, he approached the largest supermarket chain in Sweden, where he lives, and asked what it would take to become their main supplier of produce. Now, at the age of 33, he grows healthy greens in a way that lets him provide sustainable food year-round. In this episode, Andreas shares what it’s taken to find his business success—including his growth mindset and his evolving entrepreneur motivation—and lessons he’s learned along the way.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:The two passions that led to Andreas’s current company.His advice for anyone looking to embark on an entrepreneurial career path.How a success streak can put an entrepreneur in danger.Why Andreas joined The Strategic Coach® Program.Why he’s taken himself out of the day-to-day management of his company.Show Notes:Teenagers can’t even imagine a 25-year goal, but they can still dare to dream big.Do something small every day that will get you closer to your big goal.Don’t start with marketing. Start by going out and selling to the customer.If you’re too stuck in your own mindset, you won’t dare to ask for help.If you can’t figure out a solution, ask someone who’s done it before, and do what they did.To fill challenging roles, you need to find people who enjoy those challenges.If you challenge people, that can provide inspiration and energy.Sharing your challenges is the way you grow.The more time you take completely off work, the more you’re rejuvenated.In general, people underestimate how much you get done when you’re doing the work you’re meant to do.Resources:The Self-Managing Company by Dan SullivanUnique Ability®The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Time ManagementThinking About Your Thinking by Dan Sullivan
9/6/202321 minutes, 10 seconds
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The AI-Powered Playbook Of A Lifelong Entrepreneur, with Joe Stolte

Joe Stolte is an entrepreneur working at the crosshairs of marketing and artificial intelligence. His company, http://Daily.ai , uses machine learning to help thought leaders and small brands build AI-automated email newsletters. In this episode, he explains how his company supports clients in achieving business success and talks about the business lessons learned from his company’s early days.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:The entrepreneur ideas and entrepreneur motivation Joe showed at a very young age.How Joe’s company finds the best content in the world on any topic clients choose.What it means to have short-term pessimism and long-term optimism.How the AI becomes smarter, making the newsletters better.The change in mentality that’s given http://Daily.ai an edge.Show Notes:When it seems everything out there is negative, what grabs your attention is the stuff that’s positive.It’s a win-win to partner with people who already have a marketplace of your potential clients.An entrepreneur doesn’t have to be the one with the idea.If you focus only on customers that are a good fit for your company, they’ll refer you to other people.ChatGPT has given people a taste of the exponential power behind machine learning and AI.If you get your clients their desired outcomes, the outputs don’t really matter.During tough times, you have to manage your expectations.You know you always need to get better, even during good times.Ads almost always get less than 50% conversion.Anything in excess becomes its opposite.Resources:The Spark newsletterWho Not How by Dan Sullivan and Ben HardyThe Impact Filter™ tool
8/16/202316 minutes, 26 seconds
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Put Your Personal Values Into Your Business Leadership, with Krista Clive-Smith

After 19 years as a competitive figure skater, Krista Clive-Smith suffered a career-ending injury. But this didn’t stop her career success. Krista’s had an innate passion for entrepreneurship since childhood, and her entrepreneur motivation has always been, “If there’s something I can see where there’s a gap, it’s my job to build it.” In this episode, Krista shares how she’s created a model for people to become their own personal brands in the most effective way for their business success and business growth.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:The difference between being what you do and finding value in who you are.How Krista became the roles she couldn’t find.How to build equity in your personal brand and what to do with it.Why Krista releases her attachment to things.Show Notes:Every decision you make about what business you want to be in has a lifestyle implication.Every lifestyle decision you make has a business implication.A person’s ideal customer is a former version of themselves.Most entrepreneurs have experienced crucial jumps where they turned something bad into something positive through internal capability.Entrepreneurs strongly identify with their roles as business owners.Your personal brand doesn’t need to be public facing.Some people purely use their personal brand for influence within the company.Entrepreneurs who build a business the wrong way are creating their own prison.A highly developed skill of pattern recognition helps to chart a path.Resources:CliftonStrengths®The 4 C’s Formula by Dan Sullivan
7/26/202317 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Stop Working 9 To 5 And Find Business Success, with Amanda Cassar

Amanda Cassar never intended to be an entrepreneur. Growing up, she was told to “just do a 9 to 5.” Now, she’s a financial advisor with two businesses of her own. In this episode, Amanda shares how she discovered her entrepreneur motivation and found business success.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:How not being able to afford a drink was a turning point for Amanda.Why putting herself last led to her burning out.What led to Amanda buying out her former employer.Amanda’s first lessons in business leadership.One of the main reasons Amanda invests in The Strategic Coach® Program.Show Notes:Taking time off means you can be really on when you want to be.It’s a big deal to say yes to opportunities instead of making up excuses.Goal setting is important, but so is taking advantage of what’s currently available.Realizing that there’s nothing legitimately holding you back can result in a mindset shift.Entrepreneurs have to stop and take stock sometimes.Be present with whoever you’re with at the time.People are an entrepreneur’s secret sauce.Sometimes, the people who got you to where you are now aren’t the people who will take you where you want to be next.Asking your team what’s important to them is the first way you can give value back to them.If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.Resources:The Time Breakthrough by Dan Sullivan
7/5/202320 minutes, 23 seconds
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Learning What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur, with Peter Diamandis

What is it really like to be an entrepreneur? What are the highs and lows? What does it take for great business success? How do you know if the lifestyle is right for you? In this episode, business coach Dan Sullivan and Peter Diamandis explain why some fail and some succeed on the entrepreneurial path.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:Why it’s easier than ever before to find a problem and solve it.What keeps entrepreneurs in the game.Why entrepreneurs ask “Who?” not “How?”The biggest cause of failure for entrepreneurial companies.Why entrepreneurs need to choose their co-founders and team members wisely.Some of the surprises encountered when becoming an entrepreneur.Why only entrepreneurs love failure stories.Why entrepreneurs need to know what they don’t love doing.Show Notes:In 1804, an entrepreneur was defined as someone who takes resources from a lower level of productivity to a higher level of productivity.Being an entrepreneur requires high risk tolerance because you could lose everything.It’s easier to get a job and do what you’re told than it is to become an entrepreneur.To be an entrepreneur requires passion for a subject, if not an obsession.Entrepreneurs need self-confidence in bringing their expertise to the table.Entrepreneurs don’t want a buffer; they want a direct relationship with the marketplace.A great entrepreneur with a mediocre business will reinvent it into a great business, while a great business with a mediocre entrepreneur will fail.Entrepreneurism isn’t a career choice; it’s a lifetime choice.The only person who can tell you if your idea is good is someone who’d write a check for it.The instinct for entrepreneurship often shows up very early.Some people are forced into entrepreneurship because of the failure of large employers.Most “overnight successes” happen after years of hard work.All an entrepreneur’s money is in the aspirational future of their best clients.All entrepreneurs have passion for freedom.Resources:Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter DiamandisExponential Wisdom podcastUnique Ability®Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy
6/14/202343 minutes, 17 seconds
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Life Lessons And Leadership From Entrepreneur And Business Coach Mary Miller

The year Mary Miller turned 30, she experienced bankruptcy, unemployment, and divorce. Today, the janitorial services company Mary founded with her husband, Tony, has 85% of the market share in Cincinnati. Both Mary and Tony have been Strategic Coach® members for over 30 years, and Mary has been an associate coach for 20 years. In this episode, Mary shares how The Strategic Coach® Program has strengthenedboth her marriage and her business.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:How prioritizing their marriage over their business allowed Mary and Tony’s business to become more successful.Why you should learn in a way that lets you teach others.How Mary and Tony have passed their company along to the next generation of their family.What Mary describes as “jet fuel” for what she’s trying to accomplish.How Mary’s company overcame a serious problem with turnover.Show Notes:Pausing to reflect on the previous 90 days and plan the next 90 days can cause shifts in your thinking.If you want to make more money, you need to take more time off.Listening to other entrepreneurs talk can prompt you to have different conversations about the future.When you’re among like-minded people, no one will tell you you’re crazy.Being an entrepreneur means you can do business with the people you want to do business with.Entrepreneurs can make their lives as big or as small as they choose.You can have fun no matter how difficult life is.Ideas can come through conversations. Conversations change lives.To be able to do things that really make a difference, you have to filter through ideas.Resources:The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Time Management The Strategy Circle®: Why Obstacles Are Actually A Good Thing The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly
5/24/202323 minutes, 4 seconds
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Growing 10x: Business Coach Dan Sullivan's Advice For Successful Entrepreneurs

Get the latest book by Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy, 10x Is Easier Than 2x.In this episode of the Multiplier Mindset Podcast, business coach Dan Sullivan reveals the secrets to achieving 10x business growth as an entrepreneur. Learn how to simplify your approach, eliminate unprofitable activities, and attract big clients by setting conscious goals and focusing on your Unique Ability. You too can increase your income, enjoy more personal freedom, and achieve greater business growth.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:How to achieve 10x growth as an entrepreneur by focusing on four freedoms: time, money, purpose, and relationship.The structure and process of 10x thinking and how it differs from 2x growth.How to simplify your approach and eliminate unprofitable activities.The importance of setting conscious goals and eliminating unnecessary deadlines.Show Notes:It's vital to your success to focus on your Unique Ability and find others who are better to handle tasks outside of it. This allows entrepreneurs to achieve greater success and personal freedom.Setting conscious goals and eliminating unnecessary deadlines is a powerful way to simplify your approach and attract big clients.Focus on setting lifetime goals and continually improving, rather than retiring. This requires a lifetime commitment to being an entrepreneur.Strategic Coach has grown 250 times larger by staying within its Unique Ability, using its philosophy to help thousands of entrepreneurs achieve greater success and happiness in both their personal and professional lives.Resources:The 80% ApproachUnique Ability
5/4/202319 minutes, 50 seconds
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How A Growth Mindset Was The Key To Taking A Family Business Global, with Mike Wandler

When Mike Wandler was 14 years old, he talked his dad into letting him work at his company, L&H Industrial Inc., which manufactures and repairs the biggest machines on earth. By the time Mike was 18, he became the machine shop supervisor, and later on, he become vice president of the company. In 1998, Mike and his brothers bought the company from their father, becoming second-generation owners. Listen in as Mike shares the wisdom that’s led him to running a now global, million-dollar company.
4/12/202320 minutes, 28 seconds
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From A Yellow Taxi To Global Business Success, with Sunny Kaila

Sunny Kaila's childhood was spent on a farm in India. He found the courage to move to the US as a teenager, determined to be successful. Now he’s a tech entrepreneur with a company based out of New Jersey that operates globally. In this episode, you'll hear Sunny's inspirational story and how he persevered when many others would have quit.
3/22/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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Helping Entrepreneurs Achieve Business Growth, with Adrienne Duffy

Adrienne Duffy owns Big Futures Inc., a company that uses a unique program to help privately owned organizations scale. With Big Futures, organizations go to the next level in their goals, and leaders go to the next level within themselves. In this episode, Adrienne speaks with fellow business coach Dan Sullivan about being an entrepreneur helping other entrepreneurs achieve business growth.
3/1/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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Achieve Business Success Through A Growth Mindset, with Ninad Tipnis

Ninad Tipnis is a Mumbai-based entrepreneur whose company specializes in workplace design. In this episode, he speaks with business coach Dan Sullivan about his growth mindset and his plans to expand globally.
2/9/202321 minutes, 8 seconds
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How To Achieve Maximum Freedom In Your Life, with Dave Van Buskirk

The Strategic Coach® concept of the Four Freedoms refers to ever-expanding freedom of time, money, relationship, and purpose—what every entrepreneur strives for. In this episode, financial advisor Dave Van Buskirk shares, “As long as I keep to what I learn in Strategic Coach, as long as I keep my eye on the Four Freedoms, and as long as I go back to my workshop every 90 days, I can get through anything.”
1/18/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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How To Have Real Impact As An Entrepreneurial Leader, with Will Duke

When Will Duke was introduced to his first thinking concept in The Strategic Coach® Program, he was worried he’d just entered a cult. Since then, he’s found success and happiness by implementing various Coach tools into his life and entrepreneurial career in the field of security integration.
12/28/202214 minutes, 58 seconds
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Improving Your Business Experiences, with Colleen Bowler

Associate Coach Colleen Bowler guides entrepreneurs in The Strategic Coach® Program through the same types of challenges and opportunities as she faces in her own business. In this episode, she shares what the coaching experience is like for her and how Strategic Coach® tools and structures have helped her to run her business more effectively.
12/7/202212 minutes, 52 seconds
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Give Your Clients A First-Class Experience, with Terry Pham

Terry Pham has been an entrepreneur for 20 years, and this year, his bubble tea and mochi donuts business is becoming a franchise. In this episode, Terry shares all that has led him to this point of success and what he predicts the future holds for him.
11/16/202220 minutes, 59 seconds
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Get The Maximum Return On Life, with Maurice Patane

An entrepreneur in the financial planning field, Maurice Patane’s business is focused on helping people live even happier lives by eliminating their financial concerns. In this episode, he shares some of the wisdom he’s gained in his career so far, including thinking tools from The Strategic Coach® Program.
10/26/202213 minutes, 13 seconds
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Make A Bigger Impact On The World, with Daniel Moshe

Daniel Moshe is an entrepreneur in IT, the fastest-growing industry in the world, and he’s expanded to business coaching, the second fastest-growing industry in the world. In this episode, he explains how all of his major breakthroughs as an entrepreneur in recent years can be traced back to a day in The Strategic Coach® Program.
10/5/202216 minutes, 32 seconds
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What Entrepreneurial Coaching Is Really About, with Geoff Carnevale

Mortgage broker and lender Geoff Carnevale used to be a one-man show. Now, he knows much better ways to do things. In this episode, Geoff talks about some misconceptions people have about entrepreneurial coaching and shares some of the incredible tips he’s learned in The Strategic Coach® Program.
9/14/202214 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stop Planning Your Retirement, with Shane Stirling

Shane Stirling runs multiple businesses in a variety of industries, and he’s gained a tremendous amount of wisdom in his more than eight years as a participant in The Strategic Coach® Program. In this episode, he shares some of the most important lessons he’s learned from Coach.
8/24/202213 minutes, 59 seconds
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How To Navigate Rough Entrepreneurial Waters, with Teresa Easler

Associate Coach Teresa Easler has been a full-time entrepreneur since 1984. She works with organizations to develop market messages that capture what’s unique about them, and she coaches individuals to become amazing communicators. In this episode,Teresa shares how she got through a big personal and career setback.
8/3/20227 minutes, 40 seconds
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Experience Boundless Opportunity, with Jason O’Neil

Earlier in his entrepreneurial career, Jason O’Neil found himself moving forward but without any vision or clarity as to why he was doing it. Now, having been in The Strategic Coach® Program for over ten years, Jason describes his life as being more exciting and filled with boundless opportunity.
7/13/202211 minutes, 41 seconds
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Leveraging Entrepreneurial Failure For Greater Success, with Garnet Morris

For entrepreneur Garnet Morris, entrepreneurial failure is the pathway to success. In this episode, Garnet shares his story of failures and opportunities and why he credits his mindset as the driving force behind his 10x growth.
6/30/202216 minutes, 28 seconds
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Find The Right Mentors For You, with Mark Lachance

Mark Lachance has grown multiple companies from nothing to having hundreds of employees. Currently, he’s the CEO of a performance marketing company whose clients include Google, and he’s the writer of a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller called The Lucky Formula. In this episode, he shares what led him from feeling like his business was running him to his current level of success.
6/1/202212 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Benefits Of Entrepreneurial Networks, with Mark O’Donnell

Mark O’Donnell is the Visionary and CEO at EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps entrepreneurs get what they want from their business. Having experienced fast success early on in his entrepreneurial career, Mark became aware of the delicate balancing act it takes to keep a quickly growing business successful and efficient. In this episode, he shares the importance of surrounding yourself with other growth-oriented entrepreneurs and how beneficial it is for business growth. 
5/13/202223 minutes, 26 seconds
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Make The Choice To Fail And Survive, with Kim Butler

Failure is something that entrepreneurs encounter more often than non-entrepreneurs. What determines an entrepreneur’s ultimate success isn’t whether they experience failure, but how they respond to experiencing failure. In this episode, Associate Coach Kim Butler shares the story of how persevering through failure has led her to the kind of business success she always wanted.
4/29/20229 minutes, 42 seconds
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Go From “Me-Centric” To “Team-Centric,” with Julia Carlson

Julia Carlson started her own financial services business when she was 23. Now, 22 years later, she shares some of the ways she’s grown her business and why it’s on track to have its best year yet.
4/13/202213 minutes, 15 seconds
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Your Vision Is Your Contribution, with Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the CEO of two successful businesses, one of which is growing over 3,000% per year. In this episode, he shares what’s led to his success and happiness in business.
3/30/202218 minutes, 56 seconds
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Stop Drowning And Find Help, with Sheri Bachman

After Sheri Bachman bought a pest control business, she found herself working 60- to 80-hour weeks and feeling like she was drowning. Now, after eight years in The Strategic Coach® Program, Sheri has sold her business, is coaching other pest control companies, and is enjoying both her work and her time off.
3/16/202219 minutes, 47 seconds
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Begin A Lifetime Partnership, with David Kakish

David Kakish grew up exposed to the non-profit world, but eventually fell in love with the entrepreneurial world. In this episode, he shares how he’s found success with multiple businesses and how The Strategic Coach® Program has helped him solve challenges at a strategic level from both a business perspective and a personal perspective.
3/2/202217 minutes, 11 seconds
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Alternative Ways Entrepreneurs Can Learn

Dan Sullivan didn’t get everything he wanted to from the educational system, so he created an alternative system for himself using his local library’s Encyclopedia Britannica. In this episode, Dan explains how his system worked, as well as why alternative educational systems can be better choices for entrepreneurs.
2/16/202210 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Starting Ground For Entrepreneurs, with Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson is not only an entrepreneur who’s benefited from The Strategic Coach® Program, he’s also an associate coach who leads his own Strategic Coach® workshop groups. In this episode, Chad shares what he knows about how entrepreneurs can become who they want to be.
2/2/20228 minutes, 14 seconds
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Stand In Your Power, with Christina Arcangioli

Self-described “serial entrepreneur” Christina Arcangioli is living her life in service of her goals, whether that’s as a CEO, a mother, or a community supporter. In this episode, she shares what’s allowed her to thrive in the roles she’s chosen and to never pass up a good opportunity.
1/20/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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Perfectionism vs. Happiness, with Ben Hardy

How you feel about yourself can come down to how you’re measuring your progress, and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Dr. Ben Hardy discuss The Gap And The Gain™, the thinking tool they’ve turned into a major market book.
1/5/202214 minutes, 35 seconds
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Do Better Things With Your Time, with Leslie Fall

Since she joined The Strategic Coach® Program, people have been telling Leslie Fall, an entrepreneur in the field of medical education, how much more confident and clearer of vision she’s become. In this episode, she shares the tips she’s learned that have allowed her and her whole team to grow and spend their time doing what they’re good at.
11/24/202116 minutes, 5 seconds
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Have More Fun And Get Bigger Results, with Tim Thackrah

Dental surgeon Tim Thackrah has had entrepreneurial involvement in many companies, including some outside of the dental industry. In this episode, he shares what he’s learned that’s allowing him to have more fun than ever in business and to get bigger results than he ever could before.
11/10/202113 minutes, 56 seconds
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Expand Your Opportunities, with Elliott Neff

Elliott Neff is the founder and CEO of Chess4Life, an organization whose goal is to teach life skills through chess to one million kids a week. In this episode, Elliott shares the story of how the company used technology to pivot successfully when they had to shut down their physical locations, and how the business has more than doubled due to what Elliott has learned in The Strategic Coach® Program.
10/27/202110 minutes, 53 seconds
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It’s Never Too Late To Transform, with Hao Lam

Hao Lam left the communist country of Vietnam where he was born, eventually moving to North America and becoming a successful entrepreneur in the education field. In this episode, he talks about what it’s taken to get where he is today.
10/15/202114 minutes, 58 seconds
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Retirement Means The Applause Stops

While most people think about retiring when they reach their sixties, Dan Sullivan plans to be alive and working until the age of 156. In this episode, Dan shares how he learned that having an audience keeps you going strong, and how losing your audience means the opposite.
10/1/20216 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Only Way To Be Free, with Erick Holliday

From a young age, Erick Holliday had the entrepreneurial drive. After 9/11 ended his advertising business, he spent many years as an employee. Then, after the 2008/2009 economic downturn and a personal tragedy, Erick’s eyes were opened to the fact that his career wasn’t just about making money, but about the impact he wanted to have on his family, his community, and the world. Now, he’s CEO of a company in the medical field and an investor in several other companies.
9/17/202122 hours, 36 minutes
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Create Wins By Using This Measurement

Many successful entrepreneurs who are admired from the outside often feel like failures. In this episode, Dan Sullivan explains that feeling successful depends on how you’re measuring your progress.
9/5/20215 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Big Shortcut For Entrepreneurs, with José Barrios

José Barrios came to the United States from El Salvador as a political refugee when he was four years old. From a young age, he felt that he didn’t fit in, and it wasn’t until he joined The Strategic Coach® Program that he realized that this wasn’t because of language or cultural differences, but because of his entrepreneurial drive. Now, he owns a janitorial and maintenance company that does business in two states.
8/18/202113 minutes, 59 seconds
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Past And Future Traps, And How To Escape Them

If you’re stuck in the future or the past, you’ll have a hard time operating in the present. There are many ways entrepreneurs can wind up in this trap, and you might not even know if this is what’s happening to you. Dan Sullivan explains what you’re missing out on if you’re living anywhere but fully in the present.
8/6/20217 minutes, 45 seconds
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Making Shopping Safer, with Sabrina Noorani

After a very bad allergic reaction to a skin cream, Sabrina Noorani discovered that there was no standardization for ingredient lists on product labels. So she started ClearForMe, a centralized platform that works with brands and retailers to provide ingredient education and transparency to customers.
7/21/202112 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Risk Of Holding Onto The Past

When business is going well, you might think there’s no reason to change anything. But if you hold onto the way things are, some new way of doing things might result in your getting left behind. In this episode, Dan Sullivan explains the importance of letting go with two examples that took place in the same town.
7/7/20216 minutes, 56 seconds
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Finding Life Balance As An Entrepreneur, with Beth Kraszewski

As a child, Beth Kraszewski witnessed the change that Strategic Coach® mindsets made in her father, allowing him to be fully present with the family when he wasn’t working. Now an adult, and an entrepreneur herself, Beth credits Strategic Coach mindsets with helping her get what she wants in both her work and personal life.
6/23/202112 minutes, 59 seconds
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147% Business Growth In One Year, with Jayson Lowe

As soon as he became aware of COVID, entrepreneur Jayson Lowe got his team together and told them they had two choices: advance or retreat. After everyone committed to advancing, Jayson assured them that all their jobs were safe. And after one year in this uncharted territory, his company grew 147%.
6/9/202114 minutes, 24 seconds
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Becoming An Entrepreneur At Age 48, with Lamarr Lark

Lamarr Lark vowed that after age 50, he would no longer be part of corporate America, and so, at 48, he left that world after spending 24 years in it. He then did what he needed to do in order to achieve his dream of owning his own business.
5/26/202123 minutes, 10 seconds
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Finding Happiness As Well As Money, with Justin Breen

After 20 years as a journalist, Justin Breen quit his job and started his own company. In 2018, he made more money than he ever had in his life, but he’d never been more miserable. Then he joined The Strategic Coach® Program, which helped him discover who he was as a person.
5/12/202113 minutes, 31 seconds
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Applying Thinking Tools To Work And Home, with Eric Roman

Eric Roman is an entrepreneur with experience in the health care field, and he currently has a hand in half a dozen ventures. With the Strategic Coach® thinking tool The Gap And The Gain™, which involves measuring your progress not against your destination but against where you started, he’s learned to stay connected to everything that’s occurring and to harness and leverage that power.
4/29/202112 minutes, 25 seconds
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Investing For Your Freedom, with Bill Bloom

At a young age, Bill Bloom knew that he wanted to become an entrepreneur and take responsibility for his own financial security. At 27, he started his own company, but spent two years doing everything himself. After joining The Strategic Coach® Program, Bill learned a better way to do things, hiring team members so that he could spend time only on the activities in his business that he loved doing. And almost eight years later, he has the freedoms he’s sought while running a successful business that helps people manage their money.
4/14/202114 minutes, 9 seconds
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Defining Where You Are In A Process, with Katie Ridland

After eight years of apprenticing at her father’s financial planning business in Scotland, Katie Ridland bought the company. Now, 13 years later, she’s the head of a successful team of all women, and is also taking the time to educate students about budgeting. In this episode, Katie tells Dan Sullivan about the emphasis of her work life and how she uses what she’s learned from Strategic Coach.
3/31/202115 minutes, 2 seconds
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Utilizing Negative Experiences, with Jeffrey Mark

In 2008, entrepreneur Jeffrey Mark was $1 million in debt and told that his interior design/architecture project management company would have to shut down. Now, the company is experiencing huge success and has expanded its operation to two countries. In this episode, he explains how he turned things around so drastically.
3/16/202111 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Stress-Free Entrepreneurial Life, with Gordon Wick

At 70 years old, financial planner Gordon Wick is having more fun than ever, and he has no plans to retire. Find out what’s led him to thriving in his work and his life.
3/3/202111 minutes, 58 seconds
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What You Can Gain From Other Entrepreneurs, with Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith comes from an entire family of entrepreneurs, and now he’s one himself, running a successful insurance and financial services agency. In this episode, he talks about what’s influenced his success.
2/4/202116 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why You Need To Acknowledge Your Fear, with Darryl Bellamy

Darryl Bellamy has spoken to thousands of people and learned what fears they have that are holding them back. In this episode, he shares what the most common fears are and how people can move past them in order to accomplish their goals.
1/20/202120 minutes, 25 seconds
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Applying Entrepreneurial Concepts To Your Business, with Emily Morgan

Emily Morgan has used the concepts and tools she’s learned over several years at Strategic Coach® to build her own virtual assistant company that works with entrepreneurs. Find out what she’s done to make her company self-managing, freeing her up to do only what she loves.
1/6/202110 minutes, 52 seconds
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Avoiding Becoming A Workaholic, with Ryan Lermitte

Ryan Lermitte has been gaining wisdom from The Strategic Coach® Program since he was a child. Now that he’s a successful entrepreneur in the property maintenance field, it’s allowed him to see his business through a different lens. Find out how he’s learned to spend quality time with his family no matter how busy things get, and the benefits he’s experienced by learning to collaborate with his competitors.
12/23/20209 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why Not All Generations Are Lucky

Dan Sullivan was born into what’s called “The Lucky Generation,” which has experienced abundant opportunities for success. In this episode, he explains exactly why this generation is lucky and how it affects their perspective.
12/9/20207 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Your Customers Really Compare Your Price To

Dan Sullivan realized at an early age what makes for a top-notch experience, and the impression such an experience can make. In this episode, he explains why customers and clients will be willing to write bigger checks when you provide them with “first-class” experiences.
11/25/20207 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why You Need To Take 100% Responsibility For Your Failures

On August 15, 1978, Dan Sullivan experienced both divorce and bankruptcy. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, he made the decision to learn from the experience in order to find the success he wanted in both areas of his life. In this episode, Dan shares the mindsets that let him turn his biggest failures into his greatest successes.
11/11/20208 minutes, 40 seconds
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Developing Inclusive Mindsets, with Justin Jones-Fosu

As part of our ongoing efforts to embrace diversity and make sure no one feels discriminated against in the workplace, Strategic Coach has teamed up with international speaker, entrepreneur, and author Justin Jones-Fosu who’s figured out how to communicate tough topics in simple ways in order to help people develop inclusive mindsets as opposed to just following inclusive mandates. Find out what he’s learned about giving away value and how he teaches others to find the truth by using courage and curiosity.
10/27/202022 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Benefits Of Working With Intentionality, with Carrie Coppinger Carter

Carrie Coppinger Carter owns a litigation law firm, and while the systems of her profession and the demands of her days could have limited her potential, she’s managed to free herself to focus only on what she’s good at and loves to do. In this episode, she shares the methods she’s used to keep growing, energize her employees, and improve her community.
10/14/202023 minutes, 30 seconds
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The 3 Principles Behind The Structure Of A Successful Entrepreneurial Company

Dan Sullivan has 30 years’ experience in coaching entrepreneurs, and his success relates back to the three core principles that Strategic Coach® programs are structured around. In this episode, he shares those principles, which have led to Coach helping entrepreneurs around the world, taking on an important role in their lives, and being referred to others.
9/30/20207 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Uncover Your Clients’ Real Issues, with Maurice Patane

Maurice Patane was unsuccessful in getting a standard job in the financial services industry, but he didn’t let that put an end to his goals. He’s an entrepreneur who’s now been in business for over 30 years, and in this episode, he shares what’s led to his success in business and to enjoying his life.
9/16/202019 minutes, 17 seconds
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How To Empower Yourself So You Can Empower Others, with Bart Hunter

Financial advisor Bart Hunter has grown so much in his field that other financial advisors now seek out coaching from him. Find out how he gained the freedoms that all entrepreneurs aspire to and how these freedoms improved his business and personal life.
9/2/202014 minutes, 26 seconds
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Equipping Your Capability, with Ninad Tipnis

Ninad Tipnis’s company creates ideal workspaces for some of the biggest organizations in the world, and it’s still growing and evolving. Find out how he’s made five years’ worth of progress in the last few months.
8/19/202036 minutes, 8 seconds
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How To Gain Work-Life Balance, with Tom Moore

Fifteen years ago, Tom Moore’s life was unbalanced—like so many other entrepreneurs, he wasn’t allowing himself to fully take time off from work. Now, he’s taking more days off every year than ever, and his business has become more and more successful. Find out how he’s made it work.
8/5/202014 minutes, 35 seconds
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Clarifying The Future, with Nick Nanton

As a documentary filmmaker, Nick Nanton’s life includes a lot of travel, which came to a sudden stop during COVID-19. Find out how Nick embraced his role as a leader in this new situation, including holding discussions about what the future holds, and how he created a new business model out of it.
7/22/202042 minutes, 27 seconds
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Making Decisions Out Of Love, with Lee Richter

Lee Richter has grown as an entrepreneur in the veterinary medical field every year for decades. Find out how she’s learned the importance of paying attention to mentors and experts, and how her veterinary hospital actually thrived during the pandemic.
7/8/202041 minutes, 38 seconds
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Cooperating And Collaborating To Achieve The Best Solutions, with Steve Krein

In 2011, Steve Krein founded Startup Health, a community that now includes over 300 companies operating out of 26 countries, with the goal of cooperating to achieve massive breakthroughs in health care. Find out how they were well prepared for the unexpected global pandemic and what they’ve learned in this time.
6/23/202035 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rolling Up Your Sleeves And Helping For A Greater Cause, with Paul VanDuyne

Paul VanDuyne’s company has stepped up and assisted health care organizations in a variety of ways, including building new ICU rooms. Find out how they took action and what he thinks has changed for his business.
6/10/202036 minutes, 20 seconds
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How A Banking Business Is Helping Individuals And Serving More Prospects, with David Reiling

David Reiling knows that the success of his banking business coincides with the success of the community it’s a part of, and that hasn’t changed during the COVID-19 lockdown. Find out what led them to go from a period of panic to helping individuals, and how pivoting their business will help them serve thousands more prospects.
5/27/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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How To Best Communicate With Clients During A Crisis, with Lisa Cini

As soon as Lisa Cini, an entrepreneur in the field of senior living, saw change coming due to COVID-19, she took steps to make sure that her clients knew her company would be there for them. Find out how she’s managed the best possible communication and what she’s learned about what works during these potentially scary times.
5/19/202028 minutes, 42 seconds
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Helping Your Clients Grow And Focus When Both Are In Short Supply, with Tony Caldwell

Entrepreneur Tony Caldwell, whose company helps insurance agencies run their businesses more efficiently, has taken steps so that his company is actually operating at a higher level right now than it was at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown. Find out the attitudes, mindsets, and communication he’s used in these potentially scary times to grow his business and the businesses of his clients.
5/5/202028 minutes, 48 seconds
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Going From In-Person Events To Online, with Richard Wilson

Since the mid-2000s, entrepreneur Richard Wilson has helped investors make money and wealthy families run their family offices. When COVID-19 hit, he had to change how his business operates. Learn how he figured out how to be just as effective while doing things differently.
4/28/202028 minutes, 29 seconds
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Making A Business Plan For Small Towns, With Norman Dunagan

Entrepreneur Norman Dunagan creatively combined new technologies, bars, restaurants, and shuttle services to create a thriving business in a small town. Find out how he did it and how his business model could be successful in any small town.
4/21/202033 minutes, 26 seconds
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Entrepreneurism Bringing Clarity To Confusion, with Paul Abel

When normal life gets disrupted, it can fall to entrepreneurs to take the most significant action. Find out how Paul Abel’s career in the safety business led him to assisting frontline medical workers during the COVID-19 lockdown.
4/14/202059 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bringing The Medical Community Together For The Greater Good, with Steven Palter and Michele Lang

Steven Palter and Michele Lang, entrepreneurs in the field of in vitro fertilization, had to shut down their practice when the coronavirus hit. But instead of taking time off, they pivoted and used their platform to bring medical experts from around the world together to discuss and share information about the pandemic and what they could do. Find out exactly how they creatively moved to help find solutions.
4/8/202042 minutes, 40 seconds
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How A New Approach Transformed 4 Key Areas Of Entrepreneurial Life, with David Van Buskirk

When life threw curveball after curveball at entrepreneur David Van Buskirk, he chose to have the right outlook and continue to strengthen what was already working in 4 key areas that must be a focus for any growth-minded entrepreneur.
3/10/202012 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is Entrepreneurial Success A Product Of Childhood Freedom?

Dan Sullivan links a cherished childhood experience to his entrepreneurial success today, crediting his parents for a decision he believes developed the sense of exploration, creativity, and responsibility crucial to the success of any entrepreneur.
2/25/20206 minutes, 10 seconds
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Double Your Time Off And Your Revenue? Check! with Rod Gibbings

Entrepreneur Rod Gibbings knew the impossible-sounding time management strategy introduced at his first Strategic Coach workshop was a “no-brainer.” Even when his goal of doubling his income meant doubling his days off first. Hear how it went!
2/11/202013 minutes, 12 seconds
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How An Early Life Lesson Became Dan Sullivan’s Guiding Star

Dan Sullivan tells the story of his challenging Outward Bound experience at age 20 and shares the life lesson he immediately took to heart: how to get the best result in any situation. Decades later, it became a cornerstone of Strategic Coach.
1/28/20206 minutes, 9 seconds
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The 4 Freedoms Every Entrepreneur Can Have, With Will Duke

Like many entrepreneurs, Will Duke was obsessed with his competition—until he implemented a simple framework for his entire business and even his personal life. Biggest reward? Getting back to why he became an entrepreneur in the first place.
1/14/202015 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Reframe Your Future As A Question

Are you in the habit of asking questions geared toward the future? In this episode, Dan Sullivan explains how he developed this skill and why it's important for any entrepreneur striving to create a bigger future.
12/31/20196 minutes, 29 seconds
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How To Fast-Track And Enjoy Your Entrepreneurial Growth, With Colleen Bowler

No matter what, successful entrepreneur Colleen Bowler always rallies to join her entrepreneurial community at Strategic Coach. She calls the workshops magical, citing two key factors in her phenomenal growth and rewards in every area of life.
12/21/201913 minutes, 8 seconds
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Entrepreneurial Dreams: Wanting A Different Kind Of Life

Dan shares the story of growing up in a small town and looking up to his entrepreneurial father who showed him that he didn't have to get a job like other people but could be his own boss.
12/7/20194 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Power Of Asking The Right Questions

Asking the right questions is a skill that can lead to better business strategy and focus. In this episode, Dan Sullivan explains how he developed this skill and applied it to becoming an entrepreneur coach.
11/23/20197 minutes, 35 seconds
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A “Make Or Break” Growth Lesson Most Entrepreneurs Ignore

Adrienne Duffy of Big Futures Inc. coaches big organizations and their leaders through the volatility and change of going for huge “moonshot” goals without decimating their company and culture — including a critical step most ignore at their peril.
11/9/201914 minutes, 6 seconds
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“What Am I Worth To My Clients?”

Once Betsy Helmuth packaged her services, her interior design business took off. But when it came to putting a figure on her expertise, she had a hard time acknowledging her worth. If you’ve ever questioned what you charge, check out Betsy’s story.
10/26/201915 minutes, 36 seconds
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This One Distinction Is The Foundation For 10x Growth

Entrepreneur Parker Carroll learned that two business roles that he considered one and the same (and wore both hats) are polar opposites. Why wrongly believing that leadership and management mean the same sets a finite ceiling on growth and success.
10/12/201914 minutes, 10 seconds
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The 2 Challenge-Busting Mindsets You May Not Have Considered!

What’s your reaction when you suddenly face a challenge in your business? Entrepreneur Robert Bives shares how he changed his thinking to meet his entrepreneurial challenges with confidence, enjoying highly rewarding outcomes as a result.
9/28/201914 minutes, 24 seconds
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Caitlin Was Her Own Biggest Obstacle In Her Business. Not Anymore.

Successful entrepreneur Caitlin Callahan was free to design exactly what her life could be, but still allowed long hours and travel to steal precious time from the rest of her life—until she learned a strategy to be more effective in less time.
9/14/201911 minutes, 17 seconds
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Achieve Bigger Results With One Transformative Concept with Andrew Pizzo

Dan Sullivan’s transformative “WhoNotHow” concept struck NYC fashion industry entrepreneur Andrew Pizzo immediately as crucial to his company’s future results and success—simply by showing him how to delegate more effectively.
8/17/201910 minutes, 59 seconds
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With 2 Mind-Shifting Discoveries, A More Rewarding Game Begins, with Liz Evenden

Liz Evenden, a successful UK management consultant, made two key discoveries early on in Strategic Coach. She realized she had far greater potential for business growth than she thought, but the journey would be a little longer. Hear how it all unfolded.
8/3/201910 minutes, 34 seconds
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5 Steps To Solidify Your Business’s Foundation For Success

UK wealth management entrepreneur James Roberts says his business started not with a vision or a dream, but by accident. He shares the 5 business growth steps he learned in The Strategic Coach Program that have kept his business on track for stellar growth.
7/20/201914 minutes, 29 seconds
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One Bold Move, A Business And Life Transformed with Sarah Hogan

Sarah Hogan, a successful financial services entrepreneur, had reached a crossroads: growth or status quo. Hear her very relatable story about how investing in business coaching set her on a growth path that transformed both her business and life.
7/6/201914 minutes, 1 second
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How To Successfully Pass The Torch To The Next Generation with Paul Gosling

Hear how Paul Gosling, a successful corporate business consultant, not only created a business succession plan that will solidify his children’s future success in his company, but worked all along the way to transform his entire life for the better.
6/22/201911 minutes, 42 seconds
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One Decision, Game-Changing Results with Salli Anstey

At a certain point, Salli Anstey realized that her business was no longer growing. She also knew she wasn’t spending enough time with her young daughter. Her search for a solution led her to an entrepreneurial community that changed everything.
6/8/201911 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Power Of Entrepreneurial Fellowship with Rebecca Adelman

Rebecca Adelman, now head of her own law firm, came to realize that all the hurdles she’d faced over 30 years as a woman in a male-dominated industry had taken a toll. She knew what she wanted: entrepreneurial fellowship. She found it, and it changed her life.
5/24/201916 minutes, 43 seconds
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How This Lawyer Gained The Confidence To Turn His Competitors Into Loyal Clients with Alex Gertsburg

Client and lawyer Alex Gertsburg’s breakthrough shift in thinking and confidence in his business gave him the courage to defy his industry’s norm. Learn what he did, how he did it, and the transformational results it created.
5/10/201915 minutes, 6 seconds
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Could Your Ambition Actually Be Holding You Back? with Dennis McIntee

Entrepreneur Dennis McIntee’s sky-high ambition made him so hard on himself that his confidence was shattered. Learn about the Strategic Coach® tools he credits for his reset in thinking. Now the big opportunities he had let pass him by, he has in abundance!
4/25/201911 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Power Of Bringing Your Authentic Self To Your Business with Jill Young

Entrepreneur and coach Jill Young used to think she had to show up a certain way for her clients, even though it wasn’t really her. In this episode of The Multiplier Mindset podcast, she shares the story of how she realized that both she and her clients benefited most from her being her true self.   To learn all about the 4 C's Formula, go to: http://now.strategiccoach.com/4cs-formula
4/11/201916 minutes, 59 seconds
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How A Time Breakthrough Can Change Your Life with Matt Atkinson

The sudden loss of a friend forced Matt Atkinson to realize how precious his time was, lighting a spark in him to enjoy his life more. A real estate consulting entrepreneur, Matt used Strategic Coach® tools to free up his time to have an overall better lifestyle and to ensure he wouldn’t burn out at work. The Entrepreneurial Time System® has given him the structure to create a better work-life balance and be more in control of his time. He shares his story about the impact Coach has had on every aspect of his life.
3/29/201913 minutes, 39 seconds
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Why Your Goals Might Be Holding You Back, with Ben Hutton

When CEO Ben Hutton found that achieving his goals felt hollow, he realized he wasn’t going after what he truly wanted. Check out his story to see why personal freedom is ultimate goal for any entrepreneur.
3/13/201910 minutes, 9 seconds
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Creating A Future That’s Bigger Than Your Past with Marybeth Lynch

When Marybeth Lynch, CEO of a management consulting firm, joined The Strategic Coach® Program, she found her “tribe.” She also discovered life-transforming tools for creating a bigger future.
2/28/201915 minutes, 52 seconds
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How You Can Make Time For Everything That Matters with Ken Arlen

Growing entrepreneurs often spend so much time working that everything else in their life gets neglected. In this episode, successful entrepreneur Ken Arlen shares how to create a balance so that there's enough time for both business growth and family.
2/14/201912 minutes, 36 seconds
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Taking The Risk: Spending vs. Investing, with Nick Nanton

You’ve probably heard the saying, “You have to spend money to make money.” But this can seem like risky business. Media and marketing entrepreneur Nick Nanton shares how the risks of investing in yourself can truly pay off.
2/1/201910 minutes, 37 seconds
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How To Tap Into Your Brain’s Natural Ability To Power Growth with Ben Hardy

“Using your brain” takes on a whole new meaning in this episode. Best-selling author and entrepreneur Ben Hardy shares his wisdom on how the brain is naturally wired and what it can mean for your entrepreneurial growth if you tap into this amazing capability.
1/17/201923 minutes, 8 seconds
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How To Be Ultra-Confident In Any Decision-Making Situation with Amish Morjaria

Marketing entrepreneur Amish Morjaria asks, “Are you making decisions out of fear or out of inspiration?” Learn his strategy for moving from fear-based to inspired decision-making, and what he does to stay in the right zone.
1/3/201916 minutes, 10 seconds
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An Entrepreneur Shares 10 Success Habits He Learned In His Garden - with Cody Faller

When successful real estate entrepreneur Cody Faller, with the ultimate goal of being intentional about his day, created daily success habits tending to his cluttered mind as he tended his garden, it transformed his life.
12/6/201825 minutes, 50 seconds
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The One Entrepreneurial Mindset That Can Change Everything with Katrin Schmidt

If your business feels stuck, a shift in entrepreneurial mindset could be your best problem-solver. Hear how veterinarian Katrin Schmidt’s shift in thinking about her role in her practice launched a highly satisfying growth journey on many fronts.
11/9/201811 minutes, 17 seconds
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Taking Over The Family Business—Key Success Steps with Sally Bartlett

Sally Bartlett now heads up her family business, a successful board sports company—and everyone in the family is staying on board. With high expectations all ‘round, hear how Sally plans to use Strategic Coach® tools to take the best of the past solidly into the future.
10/25/201810 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Teamwork Matters—Even At A Distance with Bree Argetsinger

Bree Argetsinger might be a rockstar all on her own, but that hasn’t stopped her from using Strategic Coach® concepts to achieve even greater success. In this episode, she talks about the most valuable thinking tools she's learned in the Program, how she’s used them to create an incredible team of people working together to support her and her goals (despite them being scattered across the globe)—and how it's all helped her grow her business from six figures to seven in just one year.
9/27/201812 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Innovation and Collaboration Created An Industry Breakthrough with David Berg

Hit with a hefty increase in healthcare insurance for his employees, entrepreneur David Berg saw a system that wasn’t working for most of America. He tapped into his thinking-outside-the-box skill set and set out to fix it — with astounding results.
9/13/201813 minutes, 10 seconds
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How To Start Your Second Life At Any Age with Terry Moerler and Raymond McCarthy

Every entrepreneur must face it at some point: that moment when your current community no longer supports your future goals. You hit a certain age when your peers are slowing down, they’re thinking about retirement, and all of a sudden, nobody’s future looks bigger than their past. But that doesn’t mean your future can’t keep growing. It’s only your environment that needs to change. In this episode, you’ll hear two Strategic Coach® participants describe how building a new community helped them begin new lives—after 65!
8/30/201813 minutes, 39 seconds
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How To Grow Your Business By Working Less – with Casey Cheshire

Taking time off from work is exactly what most ambitious entrepreneurs won’t do when growing their business, yet we’ve got 25+ years of proof showing that time off generates growth. Hear this entrepreneur’s experience after making Free Days™ his focus.
8/16/201810 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why Thinking About Your Thinking Is The Key To Lifetime Growth with Joe Polish

The secret to growth doesn’t lie in great advice, but in great questions. That’s because questions allow you to look at — and change — how your brain is working. They help you think about your thinking. In this episode, Dan Sullivan speaks with long-time friend and Strategic Coach® client Joe Polish, who built the largest training organization in the world for his industry from the ground up, and has since spent the last 20 years seeking new perspectives to expand his mind (and business) in our workshops. And he just keeps on growing.
8/2/201811 minutes
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How To Recognize That You're An Entrepreneur with Allison Hawkins

One of the biggest challenges for professional services entrepreneurs is being able to determine what sets them apart and defines them as entrepreneurs and not just professionals. In this episode, we hear from accountant Allison Hawkins who explains why she doesn't fit into the box of what an accountant should be, how she made the shift to see herself as an entrepreneur, and where she focuses her valuable time and energy.
7/19/20187 minutes, 18 seconds
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How To Think About Growing 100x

Do you want your life ahead to be incredibly more exciting, stimulating, and innovative than everything you've achieved so far? Then it's time to start thinking about your next big leap. In this episode, Dan explains the simple formula for thinking beyond 10x growth and shares an inspiring story of an entrepreneur who's making it happen!
7/6/20187 minutes, 37 seconds
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Giving Up Control In Your Business Has No Downside with Lan Bradeen

Discover why being a one-person show is the worst way to build the thriving business you want, and leading teams is the best. Successful restaurant owner/chef Lan Bradeen was headed for burnout until she transformed her thinking and her business.
6/26/201813 minutes, 16 seconds
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How To Do More By Doing Less

In our fast-paced society, it’s pretty easy to believe that greater output will lead to greater results, especially as an entrepreneur. But this “more is more” mentality is a one-way ticket to burnout, not great performance. In this episode, we hear from two successful interior design entrepreneurs, Elyssa Barksdale and Paige Byrd, who talk about the pressure to put in more hours every week, the toll it took on their personal and professional lives, and the new mentality that helped them not only work less, but accomplish more.
6/7/201811 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why Setbacks Are Key To Learning And Growth with Michael Reddy

Learning from mistakes isn’t a new idea, but its transformative power is underplayed. Successful entrepreneur Michael Reddy shares his biggest setbacks, how he transformed them, and then breaks down the mindset you can adopt to turn setbacks into success.
5/25/20187 minutes, 17 seconds
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How A Shift In Focus Will Help Your Business Grow with Joe Posillico

No matter their industry, every entrepreneur has a few specific activities that generate the most results, have the biggest impact, and keep them happy, fascinated, and motivated. The key is identifying them and spending more time doing them. In this episode, Strategic Coach client Joe Posillico explains how he stopped getting his boots dirty every day to instead focus on growing his construction business—and the results were life changing!
5/10/201819 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Overcome Obstacles In Your Business with Teresa Easler

Every entrepreneur knows the road can be bumpy. Business owner Teresa Easler personally learned that it's possible to overcome obstacles in business that could have been crushing. She shares how she got super focused and designed a new future.
4/26/20187 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Secret Investment That Pays Off with Carl Castledine

Having a business that allows you to do what you love and do best is the ideal for most entrepreneurs. But discovering exactly what that is can be a process that takes time and energy but will reward you 10x. In this episode, you'll meet Carl Castledine, a remarkable entrepreneur with an inspiring story of how discovering his Unique Ability® led to more clarity, confidence, and, best of all, steep growth in his business value, valuation, and success!
4/12/20180
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Why You Shouldn't Be The Smartest Person In The Room with Sarge Avon

The answer to your biggest questions, the bypass to your current roadblock, and your next big idea aren't far from reach. According to fitness entrepreneur Sarge Avon, having a network of smart people to support, mentor, and advise your growth is central to entrepreneurial growth. The key is being honest about your struggles, open to advice from others, and willing to ask for help. His transformational story is concrete proof.
3/16/20180
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Why Perseverance Is The Greatest Antidote To Entrepreneurial Failure with Kim Butler

Entrepreneurial failure is an ever-present possibility — but how you view failure, and make choices around it, can mean the difference between failure and success. “In the trenches” insights and tips from Kim Butler, one highly successful entrepreneur who chose to persevere.
3/2/20180
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How To Grow Your Business And Your Free Time At The Same Time - With Guest Adam Schaeuble

Work smarter, not harder. Busyness, fatigue, and overworking are not the keys to entrepreneurial success. Just ask fitness entrepreneur Adam Schaeuble who landed himself in the hospital three times before discovering the importance of balance. In this episode, he shares his transformational story and his secret to happiness, health, and business success.
2/16/20180
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How A Bigger Purpose Takes Your Decision-Making To A Whole New Level

For entrepreneurs who want to hone their decision-making skills, top entrepreneur Lee Brower shares his strategy for making the right decisions to keep moving forward in a complexity-filled environment.
2/2/20180
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Why Remaining A Solo Entrepreneur Puts A Limit On Growth

Is working longer and harder to grow your business no longer working? Dan Sullivan shares a personal story about the game changer that led to Strategic Coach and its continuing success, plus a growth exercise to get your own thinking started!
1/19/20180
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A Parent’s Perfectionism And A Hard Lesson Learned With Guest Chad Johnson

What is one of the biggest contributions of good leaders in any entrepreneurial business? We look to one of our key growth strategies, plus tap into the wisdom of successful entrepreneur and leader Chad Johnson, who puts it into practice.
1/5/20180
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Why Every Good Leader Has Learned To Let Go

What's one of the top reasons entrepreneurial businesses get stuck on the growth path? We look to one of our key growth strategies to answer that, plus tap into the wisdom of a good leader and valued coach, Gary Mottershead, who has that one all figured out.
12/8/20170
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The Cure For Entrepreneurial Isolation — With Guest Hugo Brooks

Being an entrepreneur can feel isolating. Your friends and family may want to be supportive, but it's difficult for them to comprehend the pressures that come with an entrepreneurial lifestyle. And you can't reach the top if your only sounding board is your own head. In this episode, Hugo Brooks, a Strategic Coach client from the UK, shares his story about finding accelerated success when he reached out for community and support.
11/24/20170
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How Money Can Buy Happiness ... And Buy Your Time Back Too!

Dan Sullivan takes more than 150 days off each year while still growing his business and coaching over 40 workshops annually. In this episode, he describes the systematic process he created for entrepreneurs to continually and increasingly buy back their time in order to do more of the things they love.
11/13/20170
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How Entrepreneurial Advice Became Lifesaving Wisdom — With Guest Scott Proposki

Persistence and courage will pay off. Just listen to this life and death story from Scott Proposki, a business owner, photographer, adventurer, and Strategic Coach client. Scott shares a personal experience where he used some entrepreneurial coaching advice to safely get him out of an otherwise dangerous situation.
10/27/20170
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How To Harness The Power Of Being Present

Dan Sullivan says you have a key entrepreneurial skill that’s just waiting to be tapped. Learn why being present is one of the greatest assets an entrepreneur can have, plus Dan’s 3-step exercise to get you in the habit.
10/13/20177 minutes, 55 seconds
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What Entrepreneurs Can Gain From Saying No — With Guest Shawn Shepheard

As entrepreneurs become more successful, their growth depends on getting in touch with what they love to do, the activities that are right for them, and the type of people they should be working with. In this episode, Strategic Coach® client Shawn Shepheard shares with Dan Sullivan why he let go of one of his biggest clients, the magic that happened as a result, and the freedom he's experienced by saying no.
9/29/201712 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Lessons Learned From Your Past Need To Be Given Extra Attention

Dan Sullivan is a born storyteller, but to him, his stories aren’t just stories. They’re how he captures the power of his own unique lessons learned in life to build the brand that continues to create his success. Learn his process!
9/15/20178 minutes, 54 seconds
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If You Were To Raise An Entrepreneurial Thinker, How Would You Do It?

As the fifth child of two fifth children, Dan Sullivan has a theory about how that contributed to making him the successful independent thinker he is today. Looking back, he sees that his innate need for freedom, the busyness of his parents’ home life, and their steady positive encouragement created the perfect storm that benefited him personally as well as his future as an entrepreneur.
9/2/20177 minutes, 47 seconds
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What’s The Real Reason For Procrastination?

Are you frustrated with your own procrastinating? Everyone procrastinates, says Dan Sullivan, but not everyone understands why they do it. Learn the real reason for procrastination and how it can be the tool you need to get unstuck and get growing!
8/18/201710 minutes, 15 seconds
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How One Family Has Kept The Word “Success” In Succession — With Guest Anthony Spinato

Anthony Spinato shares his experience with one of the most emotionally fraught transitions in any entrepreneurial business. He and his sister, guided by Strategic Coach planning tools, transformed their parents’ thriving, decades-old restaurant—with their blessing—into a multifaceted business bound for even greater success. The end result is a win for everyone—and a level of personal peace in every area of Anthony’s life that he never imagined possible.
8/3/201714 minutes, 26 seconds
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Being Present Is A Skill Every Entrepreneur Must Develop

Dan Sullivan shares a story about his early career at a top advertising agency, where he learned about being present and its role in achieving consistent wins — and how this plays out for him today as an entrepreneur and coach.
7/21/201710 minutes, 16 seconds
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What Superpowers Can Look Like For Any Business Owner — With Guest Joel Zadak

Hollywood talent manager Joel Zadak has taken a completely different approach to his business since zeroing in on his Unique Ability, his own unique combination of talent, passion, and life experiences. He talks with his coach, Dan Sullivan, about doing a complete 180 from industry thinking to become his clients’ superhero.
7/7/201710 minutes, 33 seconds
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Why Working Too Much Is About Quantity, Not Quality

Dan Sullivan shares valuable wisdom he gained from seeing his entrepreneur father look hard at his life and realize he was working too much doing something he didn’t love. His breakdown led to a complete transformation as a person and as an entrepreneur.
6/22/20177 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Overcome The 2 Entrepreneurial Betrayals — With Guest Lori Kennedy

Dan Sullivan sets up the inspiring story told by entrepreneur Lori Kennedy, a single mom who doubled her revenue in her first year at Strategic Coach and is on track for a repeat, yet has the freedom to hang out, cook, and read bedtime stories with her kids.
6/8/201714 minutes, 56 seconds
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The One Thing Every Product-Based Business Needs To Survive

Why was Thomas Edison credited as the inventor of the light bulb when at least six working light bulbs had already been in use for 20 to 30 years? Dan Sullivan explains why the focus in a product-based business can’t be the product — and what to do instead.
5/26/20179 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Surprising Thing My Mother Taught Me About Life Goals And GMOs

A trip to Italy gave Dan Sullivan and his mother time to talk about life. In one conversation, she surprised him with why she had married his dad. As surprised as he was by her reason, he was equally struck by her intelligence, her thought process, and how strategic she had been. This conversation provided him with a worthwhile lesson he shares with any entrepreneur setting big, life-changing goals in their business.
5/12/20177 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Do You Motivate Yourself Using Childhood Dreams?

Dan Sullivan looks back to what fascinated and motivated him at the age of six, and shares why reconnecting with your childhood passions can create a new source of energy and excitement you can tap into to gain momentum.
4/28/201711 minutes, 58 seconds
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Success: Natural Talent Or Learned Skill?

Dan Sullivan looks at his ability to perform effortlessly in the spotlight, from speaking in front of challenging audiences of highly successful entrepreneurs to spontaneously answering questions in live video. He shares his story on how this skill took shape, great advice he received from a famous star, and what he’s concluded from his journey.
4/13/201713 minutes
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Sometimes The Most Useful Lessons Come Simply By Observing

If you have big plans for the future of your business, you’ll enjoy the story Dan Sullivan shares about a daily routine from his grade school years that he not only loved, but that gave him his first taste as an "insider" in a successful company. It provided him with an introduction to what he later realized were the foundational structures and processes necessary to create a thriving entrepreneurial business.
3/31/20177 minutes, 47 seconds
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What Surfing The Web Looked Like In The 1950s

As a child, Dan Sullivan hated school, so he created his own school based on a simple, no-tech process he shares here. In the end, it taught him that he could turn any life experience into a “school” where important life lessons are learned. In his case, it led to the Strategic Coach lifetime “school” for successful entrepreneurs that he created and coaches today.
3/16/201710 minutes, 33 seconds
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How Extraordinary Teamwork Can Turn Negative Into Positive

Worrying over unpleasant situations we have no control over wastes valuable time and energy. Top coach to entrepreneurs, Dan Sullivan, says we all have a choice in how we react to negativity and shares his strategy for turning any negative circumstance into a positive.
3/3/20177 minutes, 25 seconds
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What It Takes To Recognize A Life-Changing Lesson

Right after high school, in order to earn money for college, Dan Sullivan had the opportunity to work in a filing job at the FBI in Washington, D.C. Though many might have seen it as menial work, Dan was fascinated by the systems and organization, and the teamwork and dedication he observed. Here, he shares the life lessons he took away from his first work experience.
2/17/20178 minutes, 56 seconds
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3 Business Principles To Keep Clients Coming Back

Dan Sullivan looked to one of the world’s most successful "learning organizations," the Boy Scouts of his youth, for bit of guidance when creating The Strategic Coach Program for entrepreneurs. He shares his 3 key business principles that keep clients coming back.
2/3/20177 minutes, 49 seconds
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New Is Not Always Better … Until It Is

The tiny town of Milan, Ohio, near where Dan Sullivan grew up, was famous worldwide for two significant reasons — and also for its downfall. Being a history buff, Dan thought a lot about his hometown’s two “claims to fame” and found that each shaped his strong belief in embracing the future and new ways of thinking for entirely opposite reasons — a powerful life lesson about past vs. future.
1/20/20178 minutes, 58 seconds
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Create An Exceptional Experience You Can Put Any Price On

Are there childhood experiences you’ve had that have influenced your life in far-reaching ways? Dan Sullivan shares one that set the benchmark for creating first-class experiences that he’s drawn upon personally and in his business.
1/6/20178 minutes, 15 seconds
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How To Simplify Your Life And Multiply Your Results

For their businesses to grow and thrive, every entrepreneur must simplify. Dan Sullivan shares his strategy for how to simplify your life to achieve the results that really matter.
12/9/20167 minutes, 34 seconds
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Why Finding Your Purpose Is The Key To Reaching Your Life Goals

Finding your purpose in life is one of the surest ways to keep your ambition alive and always enjoy happiness and satisfaction in life. Dan Sullivan shares how he discovered his purpose and what that has meant for him as an entrepreneur.
11/28/20166 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why Entrepreneurs Are The Greatest Change-Makers In The World.

Dan Sullivan champions the change-makers, the entrepreneurs who care deeply about initiating positive change and progress, making the world a better place on a daily basis and in a very practical way for the greatest number of human beings.
11/14/20165 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Truth About Luck And Success

Dan Sullivan looks at why his generation, the “Quiet Generation” or the “Lucky Few” born from 1929 through 1945, has always experienced an abundance of opportunities for success in life — and why it hasn’t happened in generations since.
10/31/20166 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Every Entrepreneur Can Gain From Being A Real Life Hero

Dan Sullivan questions the concept of retirement for entrepreneurs. Why would you give up being a hero to your clients and the applause that keeps you giving your best performance no matter your age?
10/14/20166 minutes, 49 seconds
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Transform Your Biggest Failures Into Your Biggest Successes

Dan Sullivan shares a personal story about his divorce and bankruptcy, two failures that coincidentally came to a head on the same day, which he transformed into the two greatest successes of his life.
9/16/20168 minutes, 39 seconds
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Can Childhood Freedom Shape A Future?

Dan Sullivan traces the thread from his first experiences of childhood freedom to the personal strengths that have shaped his successful career as a coach to top entrepreneurs.
9/1/20166 minutes, 10 seconds
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How To Create The Kind Of Value That Gets Noticed — And Rewarded

Dan Sullivan’s time in the U.S. army in the ‘60s illustrates why and how creating value in situations where no one else is can open up life-changing opportunities.
8/19/201611 minutes, 19 seconds
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The 2 Commitments That Get You The Best Results In Life

Dan Sullivan shares the Outward Bound experience of his youth and its foundational mindsets that he later built into the framework of the company he founded, Strategic Coach.
8/5/20166 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Childhood Lesson On Freedom And Being Your Own Boss

Dan Sullivan on the important lessons he learned as a young boy who loved to spend time with his entrepreneur father, and the payoffs that would later come from being his own boss.
7/25/20164 minutes, 36 seconds
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Starting A Business Based On What You’re Very, Very Good At

Dan Sullivan shares a personal childhood story that illustrates the beginning of his career as a successful entrepreneur and coach to entrepreneurs, as well as a clue to finding your true entrepreneurial path.
7/11/20167 minutes, 35 seconds
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Courage: The Key To Confidence

Dan Sullivan shares a personal story that taught him a valuable lesson he’s found not only useful but transformational in his success as an entrepreneur.
6/27/20166 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why Falling In Love With Your New Idea Is A Bad Idea

Are you skipping a crucial step in getting your new ideas to market? Dan Sullivan says many entrepreneurs are — and are getting hit hard. Hear his advice.
6/9/20168 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Be Intentional And Grow Your Future

Dan Sullivan compares two types of successful entrepreneurs through an “ambition lens” and explains why one continues to reach for exponential results while the other stops growing.
5/30/20167 minutes, 57 seconds
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Forget About Giving 110 Percent

Dan Sullivan believes that aiming for a 100% result is the cause of a lot of procrastination and unhappiness. Learn more about his 80% Approach™.
5/16/20166 minutes, 55 seconds
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Test Or Guess? How The Legendary Entrepreneurs Do It

Dan Sullivan tells you exactly who will give you the best, most constructive, and most usable feedback on your new idea.
4/29/20166 minutes, 55 seconds
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How To Overcome The Biggest Obstacle To Innovation

Dan Sullivan shares his solution to a self-imposed roadblock many entrepreneurs set up when they come up with a new idea they want to market.
4/13/20167 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why Entrepreneurs Are The Planet's Greatest Game Changers

Dan Sullivan says that entrepreneurs are the planet’s greatest game changers, and it all starts with a shift in mindset.
4/1/20167 minutes, 49 seconds
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What Yes, No, And Maybe Really Mean

Dan Sullivan shares his belief that accepting “maybe” or “I’ll think about it” as a response in any selling situation is a worst-case scenario for an entrepreneur, even worse than “no.”
3/15/20166 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Happiness Decision

Dan Sullivan explains why happiness is a choice — and why it’s especially important for entrepreneurs to make the “happiness decision.”
3/3/20167 minutes, 1 second
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How To Stay At The Top Of Your Entrepreneurial Game

Dan Sullivan talks about the great entrepreneurs of this century and a crucial habit an entrepreneur today has to develop to stay at the top of their game.
2/19/20167 minutes, 24 seconds
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How To Strengthen Your Best Relationships

Dan Sullivan shares simple habits he’s practiced for 40 years to always have credibility with his most important relationships.
2/4/20168 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Difference Between Successful And Unsuccessful Entrepreneurs

Dan Sullivan answers the question, "Why are some entrepreneurs successful while others aren’t?" Surprisingly, it all comes down to one commitment.
1/21/20164 minutes, 37 seconds
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How To Measure Success

Dan Sullivan explores the idea that how you measure your progress on your goals can make or break your own personal perception of your success, with life-changing outcomes.
1/8/20165 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To Keep Increasing Your Entrepreneurial Ambition

Dan Sullivan talks about ambition and the three types of entrepreneurs who have the potential freedom to increase their own ambition throughout their entire careers to create the future they want. Only one type of entrepreneur actually does this.
12/9/20157 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why Mindset Matters

In a world of technologically-driven change, Dan Sullivan says the mindsets a person develops are the single biggest determinant of their success in life.
11/26/20158 minutes, 45 seconds
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How To Avoid The Busyness Trap

Dan Sullivan notes that busyness has become a badge of honor and explains the risks of continually being distracted as a result. He also shares his own “3 important things” focusing strategy to always be present.
11/16/20156 minutes, 23 seconds
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How To Thrive In An Age Of Technological Change

Dan Sullivan says technological change demands that growth-minded entrepreneurs embrace technology’s multiplier capabilities to create the greatest value in their most important relationships.
10/30/20158 minutes
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Why You Need To Simplify To Multiply

Dan Sullivan sees the continual increase in complexity as one of the biggest changes in the entrepreneurial world this century. He also sees it as a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs to multiply their results exponentially.
10/14/20156 minutes, 33 seconds
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How To Guarantee The Best Hires

If you make it your mindset to give up the idea of employees as costs and start looking for great team players, the returns will be endless.
10/2/20155 minutes, 53 seconds
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The 3 Biggest Entrepreneurial Game Changers

Dan Sullivan believes that the only way to be one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs today is by cultivating the attitude that you’ll be the next Game Changer in the marketplace, fundamentally changing the way your industry operates.
9/18/20155 minutes, 18 seconds
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What Equals Happiness For Top Entrepreneurs

Dan Sullivan shares the thinking that underlies a transformational concept from the Strategic Coach Program and why it’s the key to achieving entrepreneurial happiness in every area of life.
9/3/20156 minutes, 41 seconds
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The 4 Greatest Brain Abilities

The transformative process of turning obstacles into forward motion is the key to reaching your bigger future vision.
8/21/20158 minutes, 24 seconds
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What You Can Learn From Failure

Dan Sullivan notes that successful entrepreneurs have a certain mindset around their experiences in life that greatly contributes to their success and happiness. They see every experience in life either as a win or as learning.
8/7/20156 minutes, 19 seconds
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How To Up Your Entrepreneurial Game

Use this strategic mindset to lighten the load of your past and brighten the path to your future.
7/23/20155 minutes, 33 seconds
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How To Achieve Ultimate Freedom

True freedom is not about freeing yourself from everything you dislike. It’s about who you become after you’ve achieved freedom from.
7/13/20158 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why It Matters Who You Hang Out With

Are the people in your life supportive and excited or upset and critical of your success? Who you hang out can determine how far you'll go.
6/29/20158 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why You Need To Let Go To Grow

For successful entrepreneurs, the weight of their past experience can feel like a burden. Lighten the load and get future-focused by being selective about what you bring with you from your past.
6/12/20156 minutes, 29 seconds
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One Question To Transform Anyone's Future

Use one simple but powerful question to transform your relationships, your business, and your life.
5/29/20158 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why You Need To Choose: Commoditized Transaction Or Transformational Experience

Are you in the business of transactions or transformations? It's crucial to understand the difference between the two — and where your business stands — so you don't fall into the chasm in between.
5/1/20158 minutes
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How To Create Your Own Rules For Success And Play The Game You Want

Many people think of entrepreneurs as rule breakers. But successful entrepreneurs are also profound rule makers, creating a game of their own design.
4/16/20156 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Entrepreneurs Hide From Opportunity - And The Surprising Solution

Dan Sullivan asked himself a game-changing question over 25 years ago and immediately decided to give up his office. He shares the question and his No-Office Solutionâ„¢ that immediately upped his focus, productivity, and creativity.
4/6/20155 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Wanting, Not Needing, Gets Entrepreneurs To The Top

Dan Sullivan sees a clear line separating elite entrepreneurs from those who peak at a certain level of success. He explains why the latter are as successful as they need to be, while elite entrepreneurs are as successful as they want to be.
3/19/20159 minutes, 56 seconds
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What It Takes - And Doesn't Take - To Be A Great Leader

There's a deep-rooted notion among entrepreneurs that to be a great leader, you have to be a great manager. Dan Sullivan says the most successful businesses are ones in which the entrepreneur is an extraordinary leader who delegates.
3/6/20157 minutes, 5 seconds
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How Successful Entrepreneurs Think

There's a distinction that can be made between entrepreneurs and very successful entrepreneurs. It begins with the way they think. Really great entrepreneurs, the true innovators, are excited, not by problem-solving, but by creating new capabilities.
2/23/20159 minutes, 5 seconds
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How To Always Increase Your Confidence

Dan Sullivan has observed that entrepreneurs can experience breakthrough results by going through a four-step thinking, deciding, and action process. Repeat this process to achieve more breakthroughs throughout your entire entrepreneurial career.
2/9/20158 minutes, 13 seconds
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How To Train Your Mind For Extraordinary Success

Anyone who wants to train their mind for extraordinary success can do so. What it takes is a mindset that seeks out the "multipliers" in every situation to make certain that growth is not just incremental, but exponential. We call this having a "Multiplier Mindset," a state of always being alert, curious, responsive, and resourceful in your business and your personal life. Having this mindset greatly increases your ability to take existing resources and opportunities and transform them into bigger and better future breakthroughs.
2/2/20159 minutes, 40 seconds