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TBL: 021 - One thing that will dramatically increase your productivity

There are many factors that lead to a loss or a lack of productivity: interruptions, distractions and an overwhelming amount of work to complete on a deadline. But, there's one factor that is even more detrimental to your ability to be productive: not completing tasks. In this episode, I'm sharing four ways you can do a better job at actually completing tasks and dramatically increase your productivity.


TBL: 020 - From hobby to scalable business - Sam Unruh, owner of Unruh Furniture

Turning your hobby or "side hustle" into a full-time business is challenging. Even more challenging is taking a hobby or a side hustle and transforming it into a scalable business. That's what my guest on the podcast this week has done. I visit with Sam Unruh, founder and owner of Unruh Furniture in Kansas City and Dallas, about how they've taken a whole new approach to scaling a custom furniture business. Their business model is fresh, exciting and helps them stand out in the industry....


TBL: 019 - Determine how and where to spend your time networking

Networking is an effective way to grow a local, B2B or service based business. But, networking can also be a huge waste of time and resources if not done the right way. In this episode, I cover how to determine what type of networking is right for you and how much time you should be spending networking to get the greatest return on your investment.


TBL: 018 - 5 Tips for Growing Any Business with Jason Skinner of the Business Made Easy Podcast

My guest is Jason Skinner, host of the Business Made Easy Podcast! As an experienced accountant and business consultant, Jason helps businesses with analysis, planning and growth strategies. I was super excited to have Jason on the show because his approach to business is practical and effective. In this episode, Jason shares his experiences with entrepreneurship, as well as "5 ways to grow any business."


TBL: 017 - Upselling to provide more customer value and increase your revenue

Upselling is a great way to both increase your revenue easily, while providing more value and needed products or services to your customers. In this episode, I explain how to ask the right questions, as well as other techniques to sell complimentary products and services that will benefit your clients.


TBL: 016 - Increasing your business efficiency by getting your workspace physically organized.

Dropping the ball. Lack of motivation. No progress towards goals. Procrastination. A wandering mind. Inefficiency. A poor attitude. Have you experienced any of these in your business? If so, it could be caused by your workspace being physical disorganized. In this episode, I give three tips for getting your workspace physically organized, increasing your efficiency and ultimately your businesses profitability.


TBL: 015 - Making your your business more profitable by simplifying it.

Business doesn't always have to be so stressful and complicated. In fact, the businesses that are the most profitable and run the smoothest are often the ones that have learned to simplify their business. When we are able to simplify our business and focus on what makes it successful, it will reduce our stress and increase our profitability. In this episode, I'm giving you some actionable steps for simplifying your business.


TBL: 014 - Sales 101 - The art of reaching sales goals with the #1 account executive at The Vernon Company, Luke Sigle

Selling is the lifeblood of a business: no sales equals no income. So becoming a great sales professional is imperative for success. In this episode, I sit down with the #1 volume sales professional at The Vernon Company in 2017, Luke Sigle. Luke is what I would call a Master of Sales, and he shares his approach to prospecting, selling and reaching your sales goals. Basically a sales 101! Take a listen.


TBL: 013 - Are you proactive or reactive in your business? - Time management and productivity tips.

A tale of Drew and Jim: both run successful businesses, but Drew's business seems to run smoother and without as many problems and as much stress. Jim on the other hand often finds himself taking care of "urgent" tasks all day long and never really has time for new opportunities or things he enjoys. Which type of business professional are you more like? Find out!


TBL: 012 - Only a few are willing to pay the high price for success.

There are so many resources available to help us grow and build a successful business or live the lifestyle we've always dreamed of. So why don't more people in this world ever get what they want? It may be that the price for success is too high to pay for most.


TBL: 011 - Two businesses under one roof with Lauren Heim, Lauren Heim Studio

Two spouses working together makes for an interesting work life! Especially when they both own their own businesses and both work form home! That's the case with my wife Lauren and I. We are a couple of entrepreneurs on separate business journeys, but help each other along the way and somehow manage to share space under the same roof while doing it! In this episode, Lauren jumps on as my special guest as we talk about working from home, business ownership, small business and more!...


TBL: 010 - Are you the type of person who can succeed?

Do you have what it takes to be successful in business or in life? The truth is, this is the most important question you can answer. And there's good news! Anyone can achieve the success they want if they're willing to mold themselves into a person that's capable of achieving success. In this episode, I'll show you how to get started down that path today!


TBL: 009 - Embracing the pay-it-forward mentality with Marc Shaffer, Searcy Financial Services, Inc.

"Paying it forward?" Great idea, hard to implement. It requires us to take the focus of ourselves and our business, as well as a lot of patience. That's exactly what my guest on today's episode has done though, and continues to do as both a way of growing a successful business and as a lifestyle. Marc Shaffer, a financial advisor with Searcy Financial Services in the Kansas City area, shares his secrets for paying-it-forward and how it can really pay off for those looking for long-term...


TBL: 008 - The morning and evening routines of professionals.

Did you know that how you begin and end your day significantly impacts your efficiency and long-term outcomes? Developing a positive, effective morning and evening routine is key for any professional. In this episode, I'm talking about the things you MUST include in your morning and evening routines, the things you CAN include and the things you should AVOID.


TBL: 007 - Making time for more opportunities.

The more opportunities you pursue, the better chance you have to be successful. So how do you go about pursuing more opportunities on a daily basis? The key is time management and becoming more efficient. In this episode, I'm giving three tips on how to start making time for more opportunities and give yourself a better chance to succeed.


TBL: 006 - From one to big: managing business growth with Craig Lauppe, owner of Advanced Property Management

When you go into business for yourself, you have dreams of growing into something larger than just you. Am I right? Well, it's not always easy to do. Just like a teenager has growing pains, so do businesses. If you don't manage those growing pains the right way, it could all collapse. In this episode, I interview Craig Lauppe, owner of Advanced Property Management. Craig talks about how he uses people, processes and lots of learning to grow his company.


TBL: 005 - Want to get ahead in your industry? Become great at solving other people's problems.

In nearly every industry that is highly customer focused, there is a lack of businesses that are great at solving the customer's problems. This leaves a huge opportunity for you and I! By improving your ability to solve problems for others, you will be able to stand out among your competitors, gain business more easily and in most cases, be able to charge higher prices too. In today's episode, I'm giving 5 practical tips for becoming a better problem solver.


TBL: 004 - Where faith and business meet: an interview with Gus Lloyd, host of "Seize the Day" on SiriusXM 129, The Catholic Channel

Does your faith play a role in your business? It does for me! My guest today is Gus Lloyd, host of "Seize the Day," a radio show on the Catholic Channel on SiriusXM 129. I visit with Gus about his keys to building a successful radio show, writing books and making a difference in the lives of so many; something I think we can all benefit from in our own businesses.


TBL: 003 - Overcoming frustration and lack of progress by keeping your head down and staying focused.

We all have times when we become frustrated by a lack of progress in our business and towards our goals. Sometimes, it's because we're looking too far ahead. In this episode, I discuss steps for keeping your head down, staying focused and making progress.


TBL: 002 - Leading an inspired lifestyle by inspiring others inside and outside of business with Ralph Diaz, The Winged Lion

There are people in life who we love being around and that make us feel special and inspired: my guest on The Business Life podcast today is one of them. Ralph Diaz, owner of The Winged Lion in Manhattan, KS has a way of connecting with others and making them feel inspired, both inside his lifestyle store and outside of business. Could that be one of his secrets behind building two successful businesses? I think so! Check out my interview with Ralph here where I talk with him about leading...