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E33 Shane Mauss Renioun and being a comedian

Tried something new with this week's podcast, Shane Mauss joined me in my front porch we had an hour-long conversation that we streamed on Facebook Live, we talked about growing up in a small town, heading home for a class reunion and how people treat you differently when you have been on the national stage. We also talked about the joke that works to get him out of a traffic ticket. You will notice some ambient noise in this podcast as it was recorded on a front porch rather than in a...


E32 Ralph Heath Celebrating Failure The Power of Taking Risks

Ralph says when it comes to business, do it. Don’t be afraid to do it and afraid to fail. That failure is part of the process to the road to success. That it is ok to Fail and you should embrace it. You will also learn in the book that you should be compassionate, and you should listen to people, and that we should do good things or at least try to do good things.


E31 Geeta Nadkarni Baby Got Booked part 2

Week number 31 features Geeta Nadkarni with a continuation of last weeks conversation. It starts with an examination of the real value that you put out into the world. Most of us sell ourselves short by selling some surface-level milestone-on-the-way-to-the-outcome thing and so we're stuck forced to charge accordingly. Over time this erodes our understanding of our purpose (clients only get partial results, you get objections and price resistance, etc) and it affects sales and cashflow,...


E30 Geeta Nadkarni Baby Got Booked part 1

Week number 30 features Geeta Nadkarni It starts with an examination of the real value that you put out into the world. Most of us sell ourselves short by selling some surface-level milestone-on-the-way-to-the-outcome thing and so we're stuck forced to charge accordingly. Over time this erodes our understanding of our purpose (clients only get partial results, you get objections and price resistance, etc) and it affects sales and cashflow, which further impedes your ability to truly serve...


E29 DW Bobst TrendHR hiring

The BS with Bob Schmidt Podcast where I usually talk with an author or an entrepreneur about growing business. This week I thought I'd tackle something different talk to an HR person about how do you hire that 1st person. What kind of things do we need to do in order to get the right qualified person in the job that we have available. We also hit on how do you answer those trick questions like "What's your biggest weakness?" and "Why was lacking from your last job?" DW Bobst owns Trend HR...


E28 Dr Tommy Watson resilience and change

Dr Tommy Watson is turning obstacles into advantages. Considered one of the world’s top authorities on resilience, change, motivation and leadership; Dr. Tommy Watson inspires millions with the unique and charismatic way he articulates his rags-to-riches success story. Watson’s challenges included: parents who were heroin addicts and chronic shoplifters, his mother being arrested 11 times during his first year of life, living in 30 different locations by the time he finished high school...


E27 Bob being Independent

I publish my personal podcast every Wednesday at 1:30pm central time on, and since the publish date for this week is the 4th of July, I thought I would try something a little different. I want to celebrate freedom. I am not much of a job jumper. In fact, in the 26 year I have lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin, I have worked for 4 different companies, the longest for 15 and a half years. The reason I bring this up is the place I just got laid off from, employed me for 9...


E26 Jim Ryan Simple Happiness

E26 features Jim Ryan, great conversation about happiness and how it can improve your life and business life. At end of the podcast, Jim explains what his favorite purchase was, hint, don’t die with your music still in you. 3 of the takeaways from this conversation are: 1- it is my life, I am responsible 2- You have to be grateful 3- Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone. (631) 754-7636 Motivational Speaker Author of "Simple Happiness" and "Aha Moments 1 & 2"...


E25 May McCarthy The Gratitude Formula a 7 Step Sucess System to Creat a Life that you love

A fun and informative conversation with Chief Spirituality Director May McCarthy, May is a business owner, angel investor, entrepreneur, and author of a couple books including “The Gratitude Formula, A 7-Step Success System to Create a Life That You Love”. You will learn how to focus on gratitude, that success is a system not a secret, don’t listen to the naysayers and once you achieve your goals create bigger and better goals.


E24 Matthew Metzger Getting your computer up and running right

Talked with Matthew from Orange Computer about how to make our work computers work well. We talked about the importance of backing up your data not only to the cloud but to an external harddrive as well. We talked browsers and beleive it or not we also talked about the importance of the good old desktop computer. Great conversation with a smart comptuer guy. Twitter: Youtube: Website:...


E23 Jonathan Denn Drumbeat Business Productivity How to BEAT Goals

Jonathan Denn Chief Thinking Partner Forbes Coaching Council Article Fortune Magazine Contributor Vistage Speaker Private Advisory Board Chair LinkedIn Dennis, MA


E21 Angela D. Mealer 2020 Vision For Your Life Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Your Focus

Episode 21 features Angela D Mealer. Angela is a serial entrepreneur who has made a career of transforming her life’s passions into successful business ventures. She has started and acquired businesses in the early education, shipping, personal care, IT, and management consulting industries. Our podcast conversation covers business ownership, entrepreneurship and marketing as well as conversation on her first book "20/20 Vision For Your Life: Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Your Focus."...


E20 Marcus Bales - Speak Confident a Collection of Stories and Advice on Overcoming Social Anxiety

Episode 20 features Marcus Bales an entrepreneur that since 2013, has been paid to speak in front of people; doing the thing that most people despise is what he built a career out of. From a social anxious kid who never thought his life would have turned out like this. In his new book Speak-Confident he explains the tips and techniques used to overcome his social anxiety. We all have a beautiful, unique, confident voice inside of us. Marcus's hope is that this book will help you let it...


E19 Rob Bell - Beyond Paper or Plastic 8 items or Less to Remarkable Service

If you don't love it do something else. You can't fake great customer service. Make customer service a priority, and be you. Let’s Make ‘em Say WOW! Rob Bell Certified Speaking Professional FOCUS Consulting, LLC 701 Beetown Road Lancaster, WI 53813 Phone: 608-732-6971 Website: Past President National Speakers Association - Wisconsin Chapter


E18 Lisa David Olson Laughs on Wry

More Book for sale on Amazon : Laughs On Wry


E17 Dusty Staub 7 Acts of Courage

Dusty Staub is an author who has motivated audiences through his words and his keynote speeches, in this podcast we talked about many things from Brainstorming, to having the courage to stand up to your boss and the courage to be vulnerable. As you know that some organizations have senior executives who are afraid to confront peers or to speak up to their CEO or superior. We talked about how we are wired to go negative when people tell us stuff we don't really hear or we were asked to make...


E16 Ruth King The Ugly Truth About Small Businesses

E16 features Ruth King. Ruth is a seasoned entrepreneur who has over 25 years of experience running businesses as well as coaching and training fellow business owners so they can reach their goals. She's written four books covering various topics on managing businesses, managing people, and how to get an stay profitable. Twitter: @RuthKing Linked In: /ruthking1 Websites: and Email:


E15 Mark DeWayne Combs Push Don't forget your cape Hello is this on

When author, Mark DeWayne Combs started his own business in the fall of 2007 there was no local networking group to join and the local Chamber of Commerce only offered monthly, meet & greet, social events. The opportunity to start a group from scratch was just too appealing to pass up. With the help of a few local business owners, the Amelia Business Network was born. In just over a year, the group grew from six original members to a thriving membership that included over eighty small...


E14 Timolin Langin - Mind over Money (How to live like a Millionaire on any Budget)

This week’s episode features Timolin Langin - Money magnet, teacherpreneur and author of the book “Mind Over Money, How to Live Like a Millionaire On Any Budget”. Timolin talks with me about how financial success is not a gift. It's a habit, just taking little tiny steps every single day doing little things, little habits, and one of the little habits I talk about in terms of savings, when you start talking about saving, just take your coins your pennies, your nickels or dimes, your...