October 8, 2019
Who remembers the Flint water crisis? How about the Newark water crisis?
Certainly you've heard of ABC's Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs go pitch to a panel of sharks to gain equity or strategic partners for their business as well as educate the audience that watches the show. Eric Roy had been supporting child care centers and a few other mission critical organizations in Flint with a "customized water filter" to restrict harmful chemicals from contaminating those residents in Flint. He went onto Shark Tank and eventually struck a deal with Mark Cuban to help fuel the growth of their business and help communities throughout the country and help families protect themselves from harmful contaminants in our drinking water.
There are more cities with these challenges. There will be more of these stories that hit the press and the media outlets, if folks don't take the time to get educated about their water and the infrastructure in their communities.
Learn more about Eric and check out more from the water nerds at Hydroviv:
October 1, 2019
That's how long Damon's last fight was.
On national TV.
That setback caused him to lose his spot in a Tournament for $1M.
Yet, he came back home and dusted himself off like the champion he is.
Damon (@DamonTheLeech) Jackson won the LFA Welterweight Title when he beat UFC Legend Leonard Garcia with an undefeated 10-0 record and has now gone 6-3 in his last 9 fights. Each time, he's come back stronger and more experienced that the last competition. The ebbs and flows of the fight game are like the ebbs and flows of the business world, a dynamic and ever changing competitive landscape with high stakes and pressure at every turn.
We dive into the mindset of a fighter, describing the "precision-focus" the mind creates after hearing the bolt lock the cage door shut with a trained assassin on the other side of the cage. The ice-cold nerves you must have in order to compete at the highest level, and embrace your opponent when it's all over as you pick each other up off the mat.
Check out more from Damon here:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DamonTheLeech
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/damonjacksonmma/
September 24, 2019
"I'll just put this piece of content on Facebook, Instagram, AND Twitter."
"It's ok, it takes too much time to write effective copy."
"I can just go on UpWork and find someone to write ads, for like $10-$15 per hour, TOPS."
Because, not having your description, the media, and the Call to Action out of sync has done wonders for your sales. We get it, hiring a consultant to help organize your content seems like a good idea, it's just too expensive.
Patrick Burt can help. He just didn't ask early enough when he needed help.
Those ads don't write themselves. Nor do the right words and images get placed in front of the eyeballs and ear holes of your customers. Take it from Patrick, who got his start in sales by hanging up during a cold call voicemail and has grown to build a successful agency in East Texas. Clients all over the country lean on him to effective capture, keep, and covert attention with his service.
Connect with Patrick anywhere on the web:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ptrkburt
Instagram - @ptrkburt
Web - https://www.connectedfunnels.com/
September 24, 2019
What's the impact of your mistake? Did your failure to plan lead to poor execution?
Most folks would say finding an investor to help launch a business, would be a "win".
Being faced with the reality that the contracting business was going to crumble, Shane decided to dig-in and uncover lessons to apply to his next venture. Learning from that failed launch, led Shane to a career where he can help folks avoid the pitfalls and own their home.
Having someone willing to make mistakes, but thoughtful enough to steer clear of the past obstacles is a trusted partner to hitch your wagon to when making a long-term investment, like a home purchase. He's able to help folks moving from one duty station to another reliably handle the transition by having a trusted and vetted group of professionals handle their move.
Connect with Shane directly at email@example.com
At his Facebook Page: Shane Therault Real Estate
August 27, 2019
If you're not careful, one may misinterpret this to mean that one needs to be "fixed" when they talk through this.
Or, one may interpret correctly they should pay attention to this, especially during a stressful time or life-altering season of change.
Eric Burleson does exactly that is his book, Separating from Service and sits down with us today to share laugh about starting a business, raising money, spending the money without making enough money, and the subsequent dismissal from that company. That experience setup the framework for him to leverage that failure into a significant learning lesson and he wraps this episode with a valuable perspective that will help save marriages.
Learn more about Eric and check out "Separating from Service" :
on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zopBLl
at his site: http://bit.ly/2ZiDsSF
August 21, 2019
You're robbing yourself by not owning failure.
Hearing that simple truth reinforced how important failure is. Everyone experiences it, but some experience it at a level that helps them succeed.
Max Altschuler started his career on the West Coast with a ton of velocity and ambition. Founding several technology businesses and leveraging that experience to disrupt sales, learning, and business development set a solid foundation for his career growth.
Two key takeaways from this episode are:
- Consistently applying what you're learning as you go through the failure process
- Growing in responsibility, even when you're not ready
What was the lesson you learned? Let us know in the review section of this episode.
Stay connected to Max and his team at Outreach.io:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxaltschuler/
Web - https://www.outreach.io/
August 15, 2019
How would you qualify a “Comeback”?
You’d first have to be losing, right?
Like, the odds stacked against you or your team.
Staring at the likelihood you’ll continue to lose or your chances are drying up.
Before he was 20 years old, Richard had already started to lose in life.
A conversation with an influential leader changed his perspective for a moment, but eventually led him to a new life. Spanning over 30 years, Richard Kaufman served his country as a soldier, his family as a father, but earned his title of Comeback Coach by working one on one with hundreds of athletes and clients with their mental and physical health.
Check out more from Richard on his social channels and buy his book on Amazon:
LinkedIn Richard Kaufman
#dontbebeta #getsomewins #comebackcoach
August 13, 2019
"F*&$ it, we'll do it LIVE!"
Ever seen Bill O'Reilly's (in)famous rant? That's how you don't do a live.
Believe it or not, there's a science and repeatable process to doing "FB Lives". Just ask the Founder of Five Minute Lives, Trish Leto - as she joins us today for an episode of Knucklehead. She fully embraces the failure that her work provided, how crushed it made her feel, but also how she used that experience to connect directly with influencers in media and created an incredible business as a result.
Grab a cup of coffee for the commute and buckle up, and if you're in the Tampa area - connect with Trish and her team, check her out:
Facebook: @Trish Leto
LinkedIn: @Trish Leto
June 3, 2019
What is the goal of your business?
Is it to generate leads? Generate revenue? Affect positive change in folks's lives?
As your business grows, so will your goals and the impact of those goals on other people. Les Dossey has made a career helping organizations thrive by focusing the attention on the individual and creating "Entre-HUMANS". Years of challenges, personal setbacks and exuding grit and determination, Les believes that simplifying entrepreneurs life and business will make what they do more rewarding and empower them to flourish and grow.
Grab a cup of coffee for the commute and buckle up, and if you're in the Virginia Beach area - connect with Les and his team at entre.coach , check out Les's social channels: