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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Entrepreneurship

Most people enter their professional careers not understanding how to grow a business. At times, this makes them feel lost, or worse, like a fraud pretending to know what they’re doing. It’s hard to be successful without a clear understanding of how business works. This podcast is crucial for any professional or business owner who wants to take their career to the next level. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan bring you practical advice about how to grow your career and create a company that is healthy and profitable. At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com Past guests: Matthew McConaughey, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, Daymond John, Rachel Hollis, Ken Blanchard, Mel Robbins, Dave Ramsey, Scott Hamilton, Auntie Anne, Charles Duhigg, Daniel Pink, the Duchess of York, Blake Mycoskie and hundreds of others.

Most people enter their professional careers not understanding how to grow a business. At times, this makes them feel lost, or worse, like a fraud pretending to know what they’re doing. It’s hard to be successful without a clear understanding of how business works. This podcast is crucial for any professional or business owner who wants to take their career to the next level. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan bring you practical advice about how to grow your career and create a company that is healthy and profitable. At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com Past guests: Matthew McConaughey, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, Daymond John, Rachel Hollis, Ken Blanchard, Mel Robbins, Dave Ramsey, Scott Hamilton, Auntie Anne, Charles Duhigg, Daniel Pink, the Duchess of York, Blake Mycoskie and hundreds of others.

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United States

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Most people enter their professional careers not understanding how to grow a business. At times, this makes them feel lost, or worse, like a fraud pretending to know what they’re doing. It’s hard to be successful without a clear understanding of how business works. This podcast is crucial for any professional or business owner who wants to take their career to the next level. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan bring you practical advice about how to grow your career and create a company that is healthy and profitable. At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com Past guests: Matthew McConaughey, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, Daymond John, Rachel Hollis, Ken Blanchard, Mel Robbins, Dave Ramsey, Scott Hamilton, Auntie Anne, Charles Duhigg, Daniel Pink, the Duchess of York, Blake Mycoskie and hundreds of others.

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@storybrand

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English

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Episodes

#2: What All Great Leaders Have in Common

1/11/2021
What if leadership wasn’t about rallying your team around a mission or being liked? What if great leadership meant mastering seven core competencies that actually drive your team forward? In Part Two of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on The Cockpit. Don, Koula, and JJ break down each of these seven pillars (and spoiler alert: they may not be what you think). ... Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at...

Duration:00:35:54

#1: What You Really Need to Know to Grow Your Business

1/4/2021
In this inaugural episode of the Business Made Simple podcast, our hosts, Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan explain how a business really works and debate whether or not your college degree was worth the investment. ... Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow...

Duration:00:25:15

#233: The Best of 2020—Our Biggest Takeaways for Business Leaders

12/28/2020
Well, friends, we did it! We’ve wrapped on yet another year of the Building a StoryBrand Podcast. And you know what that means: it’s time for the annual “Best of” episode. On this year’s episode, we’ve pulled together some of the best nuggets of wisdom from guests like Adrienne Bankert, Matthew McConnaughey, and even our very own Business Made Simple President, Doug Kiem. So join us as we revisit some amazing business (and life) advice we got in 2020. Head to storybrand.com/survey to...

Duration:00:27:02

#232: Joshua DuBois—How Should You Change Your Business?

12/21/2020
There is no doubt we’re all craving a return to normalcy. But is getting back to the way things were what your customers actually want? Joshua DuBois, market research expert and CEO of Gague.ai, gives Don some surprising insight. Peeking into his “crystal ball”, Joshua predicts how trends will change so you and your business can be more than ready heading into 2021! Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift...

Duration:00:22:47

#231: 10 Characteristics of Every Value-Driven Professional

12/14/2020
There are specific qualities that highest paid people possess. I don’t mean integrity or honesty or kindness — those are characteristics you have to have in order to be a decent human. I’m talking about tangible character traits that make you a value-driven professional. Traits like understanding how to receive feedback, de-escalating drama and prioritizing your highest return opportunities. There’s a reason the highest paid people are where they are — and I want to teach you why. If you...

Duration:00:23:06

#230: Paula Faris—Three Keys to Uncovering Your Purpose and Finding Meaning in Life

12/7/2020
Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit...meh.. about your career trajectory? You’re proud of what you’ve accomplished, and you should be. But you just can’t shake the fact that you feel unfulfilled and that there's got to be more to life... It wasn’t too long ago when Good Morning America news anchor, Paula Faris, found herself in the same rut. So she decided to change things. She quit her job and completely re-engineered her life to discover her true purpose. What some might have...

Duration:00:25:20

#229: Elida Field—How to Go From “Starving Artist” to Savvy Business Owner

11/30/2020
Many artists think sheer talent and creativity are all they need to turn their art into a lucrative business. Sadly, here’s what usually ends up happening: they realize talent alone isn’t going to cut it so they resort to being a “starving artist” and never really achieve the type of success they once dreamt possible. Elida Field could have easily fallen into the same trap, but her focus and determination propelled her into a profitable career she loves. In this week’s episode, she’ll share...

Duration:00:25:04

BONUS—A Word About Tough Conversations with Friends and Family This Holiday

11/25/2020
In a candid moment from his back porch, Don shares a few ways you can break through the noise at the dinner table this Thanksgiving and focus on what really matters--sharing love and connection with friends and family. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Duration:00:05:05

#228: Matthew McConaughey—Are Those Who “Trust In Fate” Doomed to a Boring Life?

11/23/2020
Fate is a terrible writer -- and it shouldn’t be the one in the driver’s seat of your life. But there has to be a balance between fate and control, right? Matthew McConaughey’s take on this topic is an inspiring one, and in this week’s interview, he talks about how fate works together with self-determination to help you create the life you really want. He argues that ego is actually a healthy thing and that there is a beautiful balance between freedom and responsibility (in his terms,...

Duration:00:35:05

#227: How a Life Plan Will Give You a Deep Sense of Meaning

11/16/2020
We all want to live a meaningful life, but if we’re honest, we’ve been letting fate author our story for way too long. A meaningful life doesn’t happen when we let fate write it for us. A meaningful life happens when we create and follow a life plan that gives us a clear direction and purpose. Imagine knowing every task you completed was contributing to a life full of meaning. Imagine waking up each day not in a fog, but with a clear sense of purpose. That’s exactly what you’ll experience...

Duration:00:32:43

#226: Seth Godin—How to Become More Creative - Even if You Think You Aren’t

11/9/2020
Most people think there are those who are “just born” creative, and those who just aren’t. Seth Godin would disagree. He believes that creativity, like riding a bike, is a skill everyone can learn and develop over time. It’s an important skill, too, and if we don’t develop practices that keep us creative, we could get left behind. In today’s episode, Seth gives us insight into how we can become more creative with our work. Whether you’re a graphic designer, and architect, a CEO or a...

Duration:00:26:32

#225: Lee LeFever—What to Do When Your Business Slows Down & Money Stops Coming In

11/2/2020
Your business can’t always be booming. So what do you do when it feels like everything is slowing down? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably panic -- but Lee LeFever would challenge you not to. Lee decided he was going to embrace the slow down and learn how to gain success even if he wasn’t making money. If you’re the type of person who hates when things slow down, this is the episode you need. Plus -- our friend Justin Christensen stops by to share how he pivoted his business during...

Duration:00:26:45

Rewind—How to Get People to Pay Attention to You

10/29/2020
As a leader, you’re always looking for ways to grow that also fit into your hectic schedule. We made StoryBrand Rewind for YOU. In this new series, Koula Callahan does a quick breakdown of the most valuable tips we’ve received from past episodes. This week, she’s diving into wisdom from Andy Stanley on how to communicate in a way that’s clear and memorable. For most of us, our communication falls flat more than we’d like to admit. As a leadership expert and bestselling author, Andy knows how...

Duration:00:15:13

#224: The Canlis Brothers—What’s (Actually) Possible For Your Business?

10/26/2020
When COVID-19 hit, everyone scrambled to pivot their businesses. And our friends at the Canlis restaurant in Seattle were no exception. They took their fine-dining restaurant and made it a burger joint, and a crab shack, and oh yeah ... a drive-in movie theatre?! So when we got the chance to talk to them about their (new and improved) business model, we just couldn’t resist. And we get it -- your business might not need to do a full 180 like it did six months ago. But this episode will...

Duration:00:28:37

#223: Daniel Harkavy—Is 2020 a Total Wash for Business Leaders?

10/19/2020
The beginning of the pandemic felt like being chased by a tiger. For a lot of us, this is the first time we’re getting to slow down and catch our breath. This week, Daniel Harkavy stops by to share why it’s important to spend time really reflecting on your wins and losses from this season. His new book, The 7 Perspectives of Effective Leaders, provides a framework to become a better leader even in the face of enormous challenges. When you use his perspectives to reflect on everything that’s...

Duration:00:27:12

#222: Hal Runkel—What Leadership and Parenting Have in Common

10/12/2020
If you’ve ever tried to wrangle a screaming preschooler into a car, you know what the worst days of leading a team feel like. Managing a team and parenting a small child can sometimes feel … a little too similar. But Hal Runkel doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing. This bestselling author of books like ScreamFree Parenting and Choose Your Own Adulthood joins the podcast to show you how his proven parenting techniques can also help you become a confident and respected leader.

Duration:00:52:48

#221: Miles Adcox—Should You Really Keep Emotions Out of the Workplace?

10/5/2020
How many times have you been told to leave your emotions at the door? Probably too many to count. But when you’re sitting at your desk with chest pains or feel your ears ringing after a frustrating meeting -- that feels pretty impossible. Miles Adcox flips the script when it comes to emotions in the workplace. He gives you permission to actually feel your emotions and shows you 3 ways to use them to your advantage.

Duration:00:30:09

#220: Robbie Kellman Baxter—Three Keys to Making Passive Revenue

9/28/2020
You want recurring revenue for your business. The thing is — you just aren’t sure if you have what it takes to create something people will actually buy. It stinks, but subscription services can sink your business — fast. So if you’re going to do this, you need to do it right. Robbie Kellman Baxter literally wrote the book on creating subscription services that make money. And in this episode, she’s giving you her secret formula for building a recurring revenue stream that lasts. Listen now!

Duration:00:33:54

#219: How to Make Any Communication Campaign a Success

9/21/2020
You have great ideas that have the power to transform your business. But it’s hard to get people to pay attention. What you need is a proven framework that makes any communication campaign a success and gets buy-in from your entire team. And that’s exactly what you’ll get in our newest Business Made Simple University course -- Communication Made Simple. On this week’s episode, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the paradigm-shifting framework so you can start applying these helpful tips...

Duration:00:35:38

#218: Sherman Merricks—Two Characteristics the Most Profitable Business Leaders Have in Common

9/14/2020
Building a profitable business takes a lot of hard work. But when you boil it down -- there are two characteristics every profitable business leader has in common. On today’s episode, StoryBrand Certified Guide Sherman Merricks is sharing why these two characteristics have the power to make or break your business. Plus, Don and Sherman talk about the current social climate and how business leaders can affect change.

Duration:00:25:19