In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into learning more about yourself and identify how and when to bring a new idea to market. This episode is packed full of great advice and exercises from guest Chris Plough, so grab your notebook and pen and let’s dive in!
Chris Plough equips epic entrepreneurs for the world that is coming. Having succeeded in both realms, Chris Plough connects the art of inspiration with the business of execution to help shape the frontiers of our world.
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Self-assurance is the second least-frequent Strength that shows up in top 5 results.
The breadth at which we experience and we gain comfort in those experiences gives us an ability to gain comfort in what we’ve achieved. When we talk about the stories of things we create, there are highs and lows. It’s important that we share things where we’ve exceeded, but where are the incredibly rough times we’ve had. That allows deeper levels of connections and deeper lessons for ourselves and those who listen.
There are three areas of possible weaknesses in our world, and two-thirds of them come from our Strengths: underuse of Strengths, overuse of Strengths, and areas of non-Strengths.
I spent years exploring what the right path is for me. How can I surround myself with the right voices? A lot of it was personal discovery, people I began to associate and surround myself with and how we helped empower each other. Then it was getting really clear as to what my gifts were, what my mission is, and how I can really help to shape and shift this world.
Ask “why” at least three times to get down to a core. Often your cores revolve around things within ourselves are perceived weaknesses. Once you understand them, gain comfort with them and grow with them, they become Strengths.
The whole goal is to expand what you know about yourself, as well as what others know about you.
Allow for brainstorming. Then figure out which ideas you are right for. List out what the positive and negative motivators are for you. List out what is happening in the world positively and negatively to see if it’s ready for your idea.
Next, go through this matrix. What is your desire to do this? This goes beyond want into passion. Ask what your need is for your idea. Why does this idea matter? Next, ask what your and/or your team’s ability is to execute on the idea. Finally, is this idea right for this time in the world? In the middle of all of this is an idea that is ripe for execution!
The simplest way to determining need is asking, “Will the market pay for it?” When someone says, “Yes, your idea is great!” but will not back that yes with a financial investment (no matter how small), tells you something!
Budgeting is hard for anyone, let alone someone with an inconsistent income. Author and Speaker, Christy Wright, from Ramsey Solutions joins us today to tell us about her new book, Business Boutique, which is available TODAY, April 17th, 2017, having fun with your strengths, and how the heck to maintain a budget with the roller coaster of income and expenses that entrepreneurship can often bring. Both entertaining and inspiring,
So excited to have Christy join us! Both entertaining and inspiring, Christy Wright presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences, and Fortune 500 companies. Her new book, Business Boutique, is available on Amazon today, April 17th, 2017!
It's a must read!
Alissa searched for a daily planner that would work for her. Digital, paper, apps for her phone. Nothing hit the spot. Until she found the Panda Planner.
Our guest today is the creator of the Panda Planner, Michael Leip. The Panda Planner is a daily planner that is scientifically designed to increase happiness and productivity, based on leading research.
Mike first designed the planner for himself to help combat the negative side effects from lyme disease, traumatic brain injury and cancer. The planner worked so well, he decided to offer it to others and it is now the best selling personal organizer on amazon.com and used by tens of thousands of people all over the world.
Find Mike and his Panda Planner at www.pandaplanner.com
No matter what you use to plan and have an amazing day, you'll love this episode.
Today we talk about how to let your personality and strengths shine through in your marketing plan.
Our guest is Kamila Gornia. Kamila is the "Blow Up, Scale Up" Marketing Strategist who helps entrepreneurs blow up and scale up their businesses to become true leaders online.
By teaching her clients and community how to leverage their own natural personalities into strategic marketing campaigns that are both profitable AND fun, Kamila is proving over and over again that if you can dream it, you CAN really achieve it!
Find her at www.kamilagornia.com