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This podcast is about sharing what has helped me to build my business. From the decisions I have made, tips and tricks of the trade to lifestyle, fitness and overcoming my battles with mental health difficulties. I want to motivate aspiring tradesmen ‘to never give up’ as Winston Churchill said many times. If something isn't working you can find a way around it.. I have met some influential people on my journey and I can share these experiences with you and directly from the horse's-mouth! I didn't have the opportunity to have a mentor and I want to be a support for you. I want to change lives and have fun with you guys We will be doing some great interviews with some top CEO and in general fun people! So join us for The Streetwise Tradesman Mentor Podcast!

This podcast is about sharing what has helped me to build my business. From the decisions I have made, tips and tricks of the trade to lifestyle, fitness and overcoming my battles with mental health difficulties. I want to motivate aspiring tradesmen ‘to never give up’ as Winston Churchill said many times. If something isn't working you can find a way around it.. I have met some influential people on my journey and I can share these experiences with you and directly from the horse's-mouth! I didn't have the opportunity to have a mentor and I want to be a support for you. I want to change lives and have fun with you guys We will be doing some great interviews with some top CEO and in general fun people! So join us for The Streetwise Tradesman Mentor Podcast!
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This podcast is about sharing what has helped me to build my business. From the decisions I have made, tips and tricks of the trade to lifestyle, fitness and overcoming my battles with mental health difficulties. I want to motivate aspiring tradesmen ‘to never give up’ as Winston Churchill said many times. If something isn't working you can find a way around it.. I have met some influential people on my journey and I can share these experiences with you and directly from the horse's-mouth! I didn't have the opportunity to have a mentor and I want to be a support for you. I want to change lives and have fun with you guys We will be doing some great interviews with some top CEO and in general fun people! So join us for The Streetwise Tradesman Mentor Podcast!

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Episodes

Are You Sharing Your Wins?

9/18/2019
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It’s so important to give yourself a pat on the back and share your successes sometimes. It can get hard especially when you’re so busy with business and other life things. So in this episode John shares a big ‘win’ for him that he’s recently had alongside an update on exciting upcoming projects that will be available to you soon... KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS ‘most of these people are good people but they’re just caught up in the wrong community or network.’ ‘It’s important to take abit...

Duration:00:11:44

John & Joe Talk Business

9/11/2019
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‘The best way to improve your financial situation is too stay as close as possible to the money’ John is talking to Joe Doyle, entrepreneur and property investor from Clondalkin in Dublin. Joe runs a number of business programs including the hugely successful ‘52 Steps To Building A Better Business, where he teaches self-employed and sole traders how to replicate in their business what he managed to do with his. They discuss the power of keeping the money close when you are growing your...

Duration:00:42:10

Cut Back The Fat in Your Life

9/4/2019
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What do you listen to? Aside from The Streetwise Tradesmen Mentor Podcast? If you’re one of those people who constantly grow their wisdom, you might consume a lot of resources—audiobooks, podcasts, webinars, etc. And, let’s admit it… sometimes we get overwhelmed with all the information. The number of minds you’re tapping into may have already gotten out of hand that it’s not hitting the right spot in your life anymore. Maybe it’s time to choose what you need so you can maximise the...

Duration:00:12:47

Transition From Plumber to Businessman

8/28/2019
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Fake it till you make it. You can start a business with less to zero knowledge and money. All you have to do is be determined, optimistic, and confident to learn along the way. In today’s episode of The Streetwise Tradesmen Mentor Podcast, John dives deep into his career and business journey. You’ve trusted him since Day 1 because of his great stories and useful strategies, but it would be nice to know the person behind the voice more, right? He talks about finding the right business...

Duration:00:31:59

Steve Sims: Bricklayer to Real-life Wizard of Oz for the Rich and Famous, The Man Who Can

8/21/2019
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Steve Sims comes on board for this episode sharing his journey from bricklayer to the ‘man who can for the rich and famous’ In this fascinating chat he shares his experience and reflects on how his start as a bricklayer in the Eastend of London gave him the communication, life skills and principles that underpin everything he does. As an entrepreneur who has experienced falling down and getting up more than once he brings a priceless collection of life experiences that anyone can learn...

Duration:00:50:17

Business Accounts Tips

8/14/2019
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‘Outsource your book keeping so you don’t make the same mistake I did.’ John gives top tips for accounting in this episode of The Streetwise Tradesman Podcast. He also covers which software he uses to help him do his book keeping and the importance of having good software. KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS ‘If you’re a person in business doing a lot of transactions then I would definitely get someone to look after your books.’ ‘Get someone local to you to do your...

Duration:00:13:30

Business Processes are so Important

8/7/2019
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‘If you’re not getting results in your business then take action.’ Systems and processes are crucial within a Business especially if you’re looking to sell your business. In this episode, John covers why having systems and processes in place are so important and how you can create them for your own business. KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS ‘Take a step back and become a consultant to your own business.’ ‘Create an operations manual.’ ‘Putting yourself under too much pressure will make...

Duration:00:13:21

The Business Growth Academy

7/31/2019
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“I’m launching the Business Growth Academy.” This is an accountability community/group where we can all share our ideas, answer questions and communicate, much like a mastermind. There’s a limited number of spaces in this group so DM or email me to find out more! KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS ‘I only give knowledge off of what I’ve experienced myself.’ ‘I love podcasting’ ‘Have you progressed?’ ‘Stop browsing and wasting time on social media!’ VALUABLE RESOURCES The Streetwise...

Duration:00:13:27

How to get paid

7/24/2019
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In this awesome episode, John shares his experience and expertise around getting paid in response to a question for the community group. If you have plenty of business but customers aren’t paying on time ultimately it will shut you down. Find out about the practical steps you can take to stop it happening to your business. John learnt the hard way and got knocked, listen in and benefit from his wealth of experience to ensure your business grows successfully. KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST...

Duration:00:17:04

Comparing Yourself to Others in Business

7/17/2019
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Everyone has that time where they compare themselves to others and it can cause depression, anxiety and be really unpleasant. Anyone can show off materialistic things but you don’t really know what they person’s life is actually like, especially on social media. But it’s about how you can stop comparing yourself to them in order to be happy with yourself and your own life. Listen to this episode to find out how you can help yourself from comparing yourself to others and gain happiness within...

Duration:00:11:30

Thank You For Your Amazing Support! I Have Exciting News!

7/10/2019
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In this episode of the Streetwise Tradesman Mentor podcast, John reflects on the episodes that have been published so far discussing some of his favourite episodes. John also goes through some of the amazing reviews that listeners have given him so far. He then releases some exciting news on a new accountability programme that he will be running within the next few weeks! KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS “It’s important to talk about where you are in your business”“Your brand’s important to...

Duration:00:13:48

25 Reasons Why You Are Not Successful

7/3/2019
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Wherever you are right now in life, it’s because of your own doing. You can’t blame anyone and you aren’t even allowed to make excuses. Let John help you find what you need to change in you. In this episode of The Streetwise Tradesmen Podcast, he enumerates the 25 reasons people are unsuccessful. Though privilege influences the success of some famous entrepreneurs, we should also note that it’s their characteristics, attitude, behaviour, and values towards their goals that what got them...

Duration:00:30:37

Are You Fit And Healthy

6/26/2019
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The main capital you need for your business and career is not big loads of money; It’s your healthy mind and body. It’s you who has to create, plan, and work on growing it. Your health should always be a priority! So, in today’s episode, John interviews Allen Johnson, the CEO of AJ Fitness & Mindness Coaching. Fitness has massively improved Allen’s life, so he wants others to enjoy it. He is also a certified NLP practitioner, so he’s equipped with the expertise to help you achieve...

Duration:00:32:39

Are You Really on Top of Your Numbers in Business?

6/19/2019
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Don’t be afraid of the numbers. Start monitoring your KPIs! Today on The Streetwise Tradesmen Podcast, John emphasises the importance of tracking your business’ Key Performance Indicator (KPI) if you want to scale up. Your KPI’s shall answer questions like, Are you reaching your targets? Are you still on track? What should be your next move? If there’s no stable system in place to monitor and evaluate your KPIs, then start learning and approaching people that can teach you about it. Your...

Duration:00:10:06

Protecting Yourself Ahead Of Time

6/12/2019
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Protecting yourself from a client who won’t pay on time is essential, especially for those companies in their early stages, when cash flow is key. By following John’s practical advice, and following a few select protocols, you can initialise a professional, healthy relationship with your clients, and prevent negative behaviour from arising. KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s really good to be in lots of different businesses and not just rely on one stream of income’‘It’s all about...

Duration:00:19:33

Personal Branding

6/5/2019
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Personal branding is a MUST! Today’s episode of The Streetwise Tradesman Mentor Podcast focuses on the importance of personal branding. It’s time to put yourself out there, so people know who you are, what are you offering, and how are you gonna be valuable to them. John also launches his online pro academy for those who want to grow their business. Make sure to visit John Clarke’s Official Website (https://www.johndclarke.co.uk/), have a look around, check out the premium services, and...

Duration:00:14:59

10 Ways to Manage Stress in Business

5/29/2019
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Today’s episode is all about managing your stress and John has 10 top tips to help. Life and work can be stressful and looking after yourself and your mental health is vital. John shares his own experiences and explains the importance of looking after yourself so that your business is successful. Listen in to hear from John, an influencer in the mental health space and someone who has faced the challenges himself. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you are really struggling in business and really...

Duration:00:16:16

10 Ways to Motivate Your Staff

5/22/2019
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John is sharing his top ten tips for motivating staff without spending thousands in this episode. He explains the importance of looking after your employees so that your business can grow and develop. If you want to know about great ways to motivate your staff successfully listen in now. KEY TAKEAWAYS Top ten tips thank youlunch Competitionsincentive schemedays offdays outtripenvironmentprofit related shares. BEST MOMENTS ‘You’ve got to make it fun if there is an incentive people...

Duration:00:14:06

Business Partners Talk Business

5/16/2019
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In this episode of The Streetwise Tradesman Mentor Podcast, John talks to his business partner, Howard Slowley. Learn today, all you need to know about setting up a business. They talk about the importance of mindset, hard work, systems, and hiring the right team, among others. Aside from these, Howard also shares his career journey – from trading to plumbing to starting his own business. If you’re curious about apprenticeship and the difference of entrepreneur and a businessman, then they...

Duration:00:36:18

Why You Should Get Up Early

5/8/2019
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The topic of discussion in this episode of The Streetwise Tradesman Podcast is 7 Reasons why you should get up early in the morning. Listen to this episode to learn how to get 30 extra days per year to work on and grow your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS BEST MOMENTS “I normally get to bed at 11/11:30/12am then get up at 5am.”“It’s about what you do when you’re awake.”“You’ve got to build that routine.”“The organisation of your diary and to do list can improve.”“It’s a great way to work on your...

Duration:00:13:16