Business Brain Food

Summary
Tom Schwab has had a varied life. He’s going to tell us how to get the best out of podcasts and inbound marketing, but his back story is every bit as interesting. He spent time in the navy (and did a neat side hustle exporting custom-made shirts from Singapore!), managed a nuclear power plant, and then eventually became the first person to create an e-commerce business in Hubspot way back in 2007. Nowadays he is the man behind Interview Valet: a podcasting consultancy that helps people find interview guests and generate leads from their content.

See some of Tom’s top tips below:
** [14:55-15:15] Entrepreneurship is work-life integration. It isn’t about the money - it’s about the quality of life.
** [16:20-16:30] Rules are just guidelines. To be a good entrepreneur you need to know when to ignore them.
** [23:45-24:00] To get heard you’re normally going to need to leverage other audiences. Many businesses mistakenly assume that good content on their platform will be enough to get people to notice them.
** [27:10-27:30] The best way to sell something today is not to sell anything but to earn the respect and trust of those who might buy in future.
** [37:30-38:00] The larger the global reach, the more you need a podcast.
** [38:30-38:30] Understand exactly what you want your podcast to do for you before you do it. Is it lead generation? Is it to increase trust from your existing customers? etc.
In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:
** Why job security doesn’t mean happiness
** The power of estimation
** How to sell when you’re not a salesman
** Blogs or podcast?
** Are podcasts still booming?
** Should you be a podcast host or a podcast guest?
Resources mentioned in this episode:
** If you’re a business coach, business adviser or would like to become one, go to: https://maxmyprofit.com.au/business-exceleration.html

** Check out Tom’s special podcasting guide for BBF listeners: http://www.interviewvalet.com/businessbrain

** All previous BBF episodes & show notes can be found at http://www.businessbrainfood.com.au

** Join the Business Brain Food Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BusinessBrainFood/
** Twitter: https://twitter.com/bfewtrell
Call to action:
Podcasts are still a growth area. If you’re scared about starting one, get up to speed with someone like Tom.
Also, if you are enjoying these Business Brain Food podcasts, then make sure to share them via social media sites or email the links to family and friends. A lot of time and effort goes into producing each of these podcasts with the goal in mind of the more people we can inspire about business the better. You can help us do just that!
Until next time, have a profitable day!
Cheers,
Ben Fewtrell
02 8808 5500

Direct download: BBF265_Getting_heard_in_a_noisy_world_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm AEDT

Summary
We have a seriously charismatic fella on the show this week. Doug Morneau is an expert email marketer, but he’s also an expert storyteller. His book ‘Three Big Lies: The real truth about renting email lists’ became an international bestseller, and his interview with Ben is absolutely chock-full of brilliant advice and myth-busting about marketing and entrepreneurship. It’s people like Doug that are the reason we do this podcast!

See some of Doug’s top tips below:
** [9:20 - 9:50] You need desire more than you need knowledge. You can hire people with knowledge.
** [10:30-10:40] As an entrepreneur, people are not hiring you to take them 20 steps down the road. They need you to make the next two steps. Don’t avoid challenges just because you can’t see the next 20 steps.
** [13:05 - 13:30] Be aware that when you start to grow your business, your original core team might not be the right team in a few years’ time.
** [14:40-15:30] You don’t know what you don’t know. Make sure you surround yourself with people who have experience at the higher levels you aspire to.
** [20:00-20:30] Be contrary! Do what your competitors wouldn’t think to do.
** [27:55-28:15] It’s easier than ever to do effective marketing. There is so much choice these days.
** [29:30-29:50] Email can still provide far greater reach than social-media marketing.
In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:
** How to face down imposter syndrome
** How to avoid emotional investment in colleagues
** The importance of successful friends
** Imaginary barriers explained
** How to scale ambitiously
** How marketing has changed
** Are email lists still a viable form of marketing?
** Should you buy email lists?
Resources mentioned in this episode:
** If you’re a business coach, business adviser or would like to become one, go to: https://maxmyprofit.com.au/business-exceleration.html

** Go to Doug’s website: http://www.dougmorneau.com (subscribe to Doug’s email list and get a free copy of his book)

** All previous BBF episodes & show notes can be found at http://www.businessbrainfood.com.au

** Join the Business Brain Food Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BusinessBrainFood/
** Twitter: https://twitter.com/bfewtrell
Call to action:
Be bold enough to ask for something, and then be quiet and listen! [23:15] This has quite clearly worked for Doug.
Also, if you are enjoying these Business Brain Food podcasts, then make sure to share them via social media sites or email the links to family and friends. A lot of time and effort goes into producing each of these podcasts with the goal in mind of the more people we can inspire about business the better. You can help us do just that!
Until next time, have a profitable day!
Cheers,
Ben Fewtrell
02 8808 5500

Direct download: BBF264_Be_bold_enough_to_ask_with_Doug_Morneau_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT

Summary
This week we have a special coaching session from Ben where he tells us what separates the best from the rest. No guest, just half an hour of great business advice that he’d normally charge good money for. Ben has worked with some of the very best and very worst in nearly 20 years as a business coach… he certainly knows what it takes to be the best!

See some of Ben’s top tips below:
** [5:40-6:10] We are human beings not human doings. If you want to have something then you have to consider who you need to be.
** [11:40-12:00] Ownership, accountability and responsibility are the key behaviours you need to exhibit if you are to get what you want. Steer clear of blame, excuse and denial.
** [14:10-14:20] Instead of saying “it won’t work” you should say, “how can I make it work?"
** [15:05-15:15] It’s what you say to yourself about yourself when you’re by yourself that matters the most. Get those affirmations right!
** [26:10-26:20] Whatever you say after the words “I am” are the most powerful.
** [37:00-37:20] Your biggest limiting factor is you! Understanding this is what separates the best from the rest.
In this episode of Business Brain Food you will learn:
** The importance of affirmations
** How to take ownership
** Why you should constantly learn
** Where does confidence come from?
** Why the education system is flawed
** The power of NLP
Resources mentioned in this episode:
** If you’re a business coach, business adviser or would like to become one, go to: https://maxmyprofit.com.au/business-exceleration.html

** All previous BBF episodes & show notes can be found at http://www.businessbrainfood.com.au

** Join the Business Brain Food Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BusinessBrainFood/
** Twitter: https://twitter.com/bfewtrell
Call to action:
[16:40-16:50] The only failure is the failure to participate. If you really want to be an entrepreneur, give it a go!
Also, if you are enjoying these Business Brain Food podcasts, then make sure to share them via social media sites or email the links to family and friends. A lot of time and effort goes into producing each of these podcasts with the goal in mind of the more people we can inspire about business the better. You can help us do just that!
Until next time, have a profitable day!
Cheers,
Ben Fewtrell
02 8808 5500

Direct download: BBF263_What_seperates_the_best_from_the_rest_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm AEDT

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