Reach Out, Pay It Forward

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Buying Vs Starting

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The Secret Formula

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The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 29

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” These entrepreneurs made it happen.

Ep #147:  Logan Tyler Nelson, Scratch Your Own Itch

Ep #148:  Rahul and Varun Aggarwal, Designhill

Ep #149:  Bailey Richert, The Infopreneur Expert

Ep #150:  Christopher J. Wirth, No Quit Living

Ep #151:  Jeet Banerjee, A millennial and serial entrepreneur

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 29

1. Logan Tyler Nelson is the creator of Scratch You Own Itch podcast. He is a Performance Enhancement Expert and Published author on Thrive Global and Medium. Logan graduated with a BFA In Acting from NIU. He inspires and motivates you to “Scratch Your Own Itch” so you can grow personally and professionally.

Logan equips people with the tools necessary to live CREATIVE, COMPASSIONATE and CURIOUS lives, and leaves people better prepared to manage change effectively. His WHY is he’s a suicide survivor and shares his powerful testimony global.


2. In October 2014, brothers Rahul and Varun (var-UNE) Aggarwal (AGG-er-wall) launched Designhill in an office in New Delhi, India. In the beginning, the co-founders had a small team of 4 developers and 2 designers to pioneer a new kind of marketplace for the design industry. Upon launch, Designhill quickly caught the attention of business owners around the world looking for a fast, reliable and quality alternative to the traditional design companies.

The service received an overwhelming response from around the world, allowing the company to grow rapidly to a team of more than 45 with over 48,000 registered graphic designers from around the world. Designhill now has offices in New Delhi & Gurgaon, India and a subsidiary company and office in Delaware, United States. The company also plans to set up operations in Germany and UK this year.

The Aggarwal brothers built Designhill to provide a reliable marketplace for sourcing high-quality graphic designs including logo design, banner design, packaging design, merchandise design, web design and many other designing works at extremely affordable prices.
Designhill provides an interactive interface that allows the customers to give real time feedback and ratings to design works, to help the designers better understand the customer’s expectations. Rahul and Varun are entrepreneurs who scaled and grew a bootstrapped business to among the top 3 graphic design platforms in the world while helping thousands of businesses source quality designs.


3. In 2014,  Bailey Richert left her corporate career to study entrepreneurship at MIT and launch her own online, location independent business with the goal of earning her own income from anywhere in the world. Today, she helps others realize that it is possible to achieve the life you truly desire if you put in the effort to create the financial means to support that life.

Through her books, blog, courses, coaching programs and events, Bailey helps individuals launch profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.


4. Christopher J. Wirth is a speaker, soon to be author, trainer, and successful podcaster. Chris is the man behind the No Quit Living Brand.

No Quit Living is about persisting and pushing forward with positivity even when facing adversity. It’s about being prosperous – in more ways than just financial wealth – and refusing to allow ourselves be anything less than our best version of who we are meant to be.

Chris joins us for a 2nd time, to share some amazing updates on his life and business.


5. Jeet Banerjee is a 25-year-old serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, digital marketing consultant, and best-selling author. Jeet has launched over 10+ businesses since he began his entrepreneurial journey. Jeet has sold 2 businesses successfully, failed miserably at others, but has seen more success than failure. He has also helped thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

“I consume Podcasts more than I watch TV and more than I read books. Wherever I was whether I was in the gym or walking to class I have been listening to Podcasts for the past 6 years.” by Logan Tyler Nelson

“Our brains play against us and tell us things that are not true. We are not fixed by our thoughts. It is an allusion. We are fixed by our environment. Surround yourself with positive people.”  by Logan Tyler Nelson

“Your message matters. We think ourselves as not being good enough. You are enough and you matter.”  by Logan Tyler Nelson

“The obstacles that you face when you are starting your business are different such as acquiring new customers using an online platform. Another obstacle is trying to build that trust with your clientele. Now when you are scaling up or growing, the challenges become very different. Customer support becomes very important at this step. How do you service more customers?
If you don’t have challenges then there is something wrong. Each phase of your business growth is going to bring on new challenges.”  by Rahul Aggarawal

“Because we live so far away from our customers we integrated a live chat support – a 24/7 service that allows us to speak to our customers - In real time. It allows us to understand their needs and requirements. Any business should invest in good customer support. At the end of the day it is all about customer service. You must take the time to explain the nuances of your product and service. You need to explain the quality of your product, the benefits of the product, how they use it. You need to explain the process of the service you are offering.”  by Rahul Aggarawal

There is too much content on the Web right now. What we have been doing for the past few years (and it has really paid off) is using a different kind of content. We create attractive guides and attractive quizzes. For example, we put up a quiz called - What kind of an entrepreneur are you? The quiz is set up like a game. We ask a set of questions and then it leads you to the end as to what kind of entrepreneur you are.

“We use interactive content. The bounce rate is low and you get a lot of eyeballs on that content. Put your brand in the content and you could also explain how your brand could help in the content.”   by Rahul Aggarawal

 

An infopreneur is someone who starts a business selling information. But really it is more like creating and selling info products and services. Infopreneurs are authors, online course creators, bloggers, coaches and consultants. I usually work with individuals who usually have a 9-5 job but they want to make money online. I help them launch their personal brand where we position them as an expert in their particular niche or field. I help them develop a monetization plan where they will create their own info products and services that will ultimately be able to support their life.”  by Bailey Richert

So many people think that if they just create a product then the revenues will follow. But the reality is we buy products and services from people we know, we like and we trust. So you must build an audience that believes that you have that level of expertise and knowledge. At this time you also have to build up some free content. So you can show people what you really know what you are talking about.”  by Bailey Richert

“To be successful you need to create a virtual summit. You need to outreach and form a community of like-minded individuals that you can connect with. So many infopreneurs do not do this. Magic happens when you reach out and start making those connections. Whether it is being on someone’s podcast or being on a virtual summit.”  by Bailey Richert

 

“When you focus on the good and you focus on the positive and you eliminate some of those negative things and those negative people, all of a sudden you lead your life towards abundance. I work on this every day. It is shifting your mindset from what you don’t want to what you want.”  by Christopher Wirth

 “What I have found is that the most successful people in all walks of life fail more often than everybody else. The reason they are successful is these people don’t quit. They keep going.
Successful people are also selfless. They give more than they take.”  by Christopher Wirth

“Everyone understands the 6 degrees of separation theory. The key is to narrow that gap further by continuing to build your network.”  by Christopher Wirth

 

“I am currently working on a couple of businesses. One is a health and supplements company that I launched 1 ½ years ago after selling my 2nd company StatViews.  Two weeks ago I launched another company– an online academy that teaches people how to start their own online businesses. I have other businesses that offer me passive income.”  by Jeet Banerjee

“I have strengths in digital marketing and in scaling businesses and I have weaknesses in finance and accounting. I recognize my weaknesses and I build my team based around those. I now have a balanced team behind me.”  by Jeet Banerjee

“The best advice I can give for people wanting to start their own businesses is “Take Massive Action Right Now”. There will never be a perfect time. Just do something and get your feet wet. You will learn things and you will meet different people. Eventually you will hone in on that winning business model.

When I started out I reached out to experts in their field. I offered to help them with their digital marketing if they could help me with the challenges I was facing when I was starting out.”  by Jeet Banerjee

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with Logan email him: logan@logantylernelson.com OR

TEXT Logan: 815-375-4919

To connect with Rahul and Varun:  NEED DESIGN HELP? Visit: Design Hill

To connect with Bailey visit her Website:  baileyrichert.com or you can email her: contact@baileyrichert.com

To connect with Chris: Chris’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NoQuitLiving/

Chris’s Podcast: No Quit Living Podcast

Email Chris: chris@noquitliving.com

Chris’ Website: https://www.noquitliving.com/

To connect with Jeet visit his Website: jeetbanerjee.com

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

I am Keats: Escape Your Mind and Free Your Self by Tom Asacker

How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don’t Know by Byron Sharp

Rich Dad Poor Dad – a good intro to personal finance that you do not learn in school!

Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them by Garrett Sutton

The Monk and The Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar

Dirt Rich: How One Ambitiously Lazy Geek Created Passive Income in Real Estate Without Renters, Renovations and Rehabs by Mark Podolsky

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MF DeMarco

Suggested Readings from:

Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26 and Week 27! and now Week 28

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


Be Different, Be YOU

Today's message was inspired by my interview with Jeff J. Hunter. To hear my full interview with Jeff, listen HERE.


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Sacriface

Today's message was inspired by my interview with Katie Welsh. To hear my full interview with Katie, listen HERE.

 

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Clarity

Today's message was inspired by my interview with Michael Zipursky. To hear my full interview with Michael, listen HERE.


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Failure

Today's message was inspired by my interview with Jeet Banerjee. To hear my full interview with Jeet, listen HERE.


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The Entrepreneur Start-Up Series Week 28

These successful entrepreneurs shifted their mindsets to I can and amazingly, doors opened for them!

Ep #142:  David Amerland, The Sniper Mind

Ep #143:  Hanna Hermanson, Dream Life is Real Life

Ep #144:  Stephynie Mailk, Chique Speak

Ep #145:  Daniel Thomas Hind, Evolution Eat

Ep #146:  Ali Boone, Hipster Investments

The Daily Grind Business Podcast interviews successful business owners and people in hopes to inspire the next great entrepreneur.

Welcome to Week 28 of The Daily Grind Business Podcast Weekly Summaries. Each week the interviewees impart their wisdom by sharing their experiences. Learn from them. To connect with them and to receive some free information please click on the links below.

There is a common thread with all successful entrepreneurs and that is the importance of investing in both your business and personal growth. So each week we also share with you titles of books that either these entrepreneurs have written or suggested that you read.

The people who Colin interviews didn’t just make a million dollars. They persevered. A lot of them failed; but they got back up, dusted themselves off and got back in the race. They had an undying belief that what they were doing was the right thing and would eventually take off – it just needed time and more hard work. In the process, they reached out to mentors, read books, listened to podcasts and audiobooks and attended seminars. They got rid of their egos and they learned from people who were doing exactly what they wanted to do.

We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs get started in their businesses so this is why we have compiled weekly notes from our weekly podcasts. The entrepreneurs who so graciously offered their time to be interviewed are passionate about giving back and helping others as we do.

You are not alone!

Week 28

1. David Amerland is the author of nine best-selling books, including ‘Google Semantic Search’, ‘SEO Help’ and ‘Online Marketing Help’ and ‘Brilliant SEO’.

He writes on search, marketing and the points where they meet the human mind, on the web. When he is not busy writing he advises companies and startups on social media strategy and gives talks about the social media revolution.

He maintains his own blog at http://davidamerland.com  where you can find practical SEO and business advice and he feels that he probably spends more time online than is probably healthy for him. His latest book “The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions” charts the intersection where real-world data meets brain analytics and changes the way we do everything.


2. Hanna Hermanson works with inspired go-getters, accompanying them into their big visions.

She came to understand that the more money she earned, the more she was able to support the causes she cared about, help the people she loved, and wake up with true ABUNDANCE and GENEROSITY in her heart.

Now, she goes to sleep with visions of education, reform, and travel — rather than fear of her clients not getting results, or wondering “have I done enough”? There is no guilt behind taking days off or even earning more money than she ever imagined was possible.

Her Dream life is her real life and she has created that life for hundreds of others.


3. Stephynie Mailk - From an entry level sales person fresh out of college, to one of the youngest Directors in the Silicon Valley at a Publicly Held company (now private), to the CEO of a 500+ person software integrator at the age of 28, to founding a Global IT consulting firm at the age of 32, Stephynie Malik has a tremendous amount of experience and an undeniable track record of success.

She’s spearheaded and orchestrated multi-million dollar acquisitions, closed global deals and strategic partnerships in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars realm and was successful in single-handedly growing her consulting firm into a global leader. As the founder and driving force behind MalikCo, Stephynie Malik brings over two decades of dynamic IT consulting experience to her role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Now, as the founder of Chique Speak, she is making it happen again… from Technology Consulting to Human Consulting Stephynie Malik is crushing it globally just as we expected her to do!

Her creative vision and business acumen have been instrumental in building the highly regarded global business that is MalikCo today. Her entrepreneurial spirit, backed by years of experience in enterprise software and telecommunications companies and her drive to create long-term relationships with clients has helped her forge strong associations with the industry’s most widely respected IT leaders.

Stephynie recently founded ChiqueSpeak.com and is in the midst of launching yet another specialty firm designed to ignite men to their true potential on every level. Stephynie Malik does not play small. In her first month in launching ChiqueSpeak, she was inundated with over 400 applications from Executives and Entrepreneurs all over the world. Her coaching style is real… not fluffy. It is proven and tried through all industry leaders and her countless awards speak
for themselves.


4. Daniel Thomas Hind is the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational diet and lifestyle coaching company that helps overwhelmed individuals evolve their relationship with food.

His coaching method is all about skill development. “Healthy eating is a skill you practice and develop over the course of a lifetime, not a goal that you accomplish in a few months,” he says. “My goal is to empower my clients to fall in love with the practice of healthy eating, not get the specific results. They’ll get the results once they develop the skill.”

Every week, tens of thousands of people read Daniel’s material to learn about the psychology, mindset, emotions, and habits around eating in order to live a healthier, more meaningful life.

What really differentiates Daniel from the thousands of other “fitness” coaches (a designation he hates!) out there is that he’s one of, if not the only, man who addresses the topic of emotional eating head-on – using mindset, skill development principles, and deep coaching instead of typical nutrition optimization.

When he speaks, people listen, because we all know what he’s talking about but are afraid to speak about it.


5. Ali Boone left her corporate job as an Aeronautical Engineer to work full-time in Real Estate Investing. She began as an investor in 2011 and managed to buy 5 properties in her first 18 months using only creative financing methods. Her focus is on rental properties, specifically turnkey rental properties, and has also invested out of the country in Nicaragua.


Here are the key overarching takeaways from Colin’s interviews.

If anything resonates with you, click on the link and listen to the full one-half hour podcast or if you have any questions these entrepreneurs supplied you with their links so you can personally reach out to them.

“We all have a brain but we have not been taught to utilize it correctly. We haven’t been trained on processes on how to be disciplined, motivated or focused. If we can understand what is required of us to apply what we need to handle in business then we will become more effective in business.”  by David Amerland

“The confidence that we feel we have in the beginning when we start on our own is totally understandable from a neuro scientific point of view because our perspective is biased. We self-analyze. We overestimate our abilities and underestimate the challenges we are going to face. This was the most difficult hurdle I had to face when I decided to branch out on my own in 2002. 

At the same time, I applied a strategy and in retrospect it was brilliant because now we have the neuroscience behind that. So what I did was project myself in the future at the point where I was successful. At this time I had clients and I would ask myself - How would I behave. This helped me see another approach to my problems.”  by David Amerland

“If you really want to grow you should be the person now that you want to become. You should be a thought leader and a market leader. If you project yourself in this way then you start behaving this way. Now your mindset is changing and your perspective is changing. And perspectives are created by the different centers in the brain. You are creating a reality change.”  by David Amerland

“My losing behaviours – I was in this cycle of doubt and cloudiness. It was mentally draining. My winning behaviours – I started going to networking events such as meetup groups. I immersed myself with other people who were doing what I wanted to do.”  by Hanna Hermanson

“I would tell my younger self when I was in college - Hanna – you are a big deal and it is Okay to be awesome. I tried to fit into these boxes and I just couldn’t fit into any of them. I wasn’t lost I just wanted to do more. I had this sense that I needed to work on a global level.”  by Hanna Hermanson

“The imposter syndrome is so disabling and frustrating. We play small. We hold back. Those big dreams are possible. They already exist you just have to go and claim them.”  by Hanna Hermanson

 

“I believe there are 3 different reasons why businesses fail today:
#1 Lack of listening and lack of empathy. They are not connecting with their customers
#2 – They are not truly aligned with the outcome. (the client wants one thing and they have a different agenda).
#3 - They are arrogant in believing their customers need their service or product. They just assume too much.”  by Stephynie Mailk

“I had to learn confidence. I had to change my mindset to believing that I was an expert at what I was doing.  I also had to articulate what I was doing.”   by Stephynie Mailk

“Surround yourself with positive people. Reach out to people. Be vulnerable and tell people what your story is.”  by Stephynie Mailk

 

“We have a relationship with food and we often don’t think about that when we approach our health and our diet. Typically we approach our health and diet as a goal that we have to accomplish versus a process or a practice that you should develop over time.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

“Learn how to develop a skill set of healthy eating to carry you throughout your life. You will be shocked by the number of people whom food and overeating or poor eating keeps them from living their best lives.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

“Your diet is baseline to you leading a full and productive life. Most people today are overwhelmed and they use food to cope for so many different emotions. I was an emotional eater. I was 25 lbs. over weight and I exercised 5-6 times every week. I was pissed off that diets and over exercising does not work.” by Daniel Thomas Hind

 

“I don’t think people realize how anchored by their jobs they are. I am a huge fan of passive income, and lifestyle design.”  by Ali Boone

“The absolute biggest challenge for me – after I became an entrepreneur – was from being in control and then from not being in control. I was a control freak. When you are an entrepreneur you have no control. You have to trust and you have to do the best you can.”  by Ali Boone

“For the first year I was broke and I had to cope with stress. Investing in real estate can be intimidating. I started reading Rich Dad Poor Dad and his message really resonated with me.”  by Ali Boone

 

FREE RESOURCES:

To connect with David Amerland visit his Website: davidamerland.com or connect with him on Twitter @davidamerland

To connect with Hanna visit her Website:  dreamlifeisreallife.com

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/millennialslivingthedream/about/

Hanna’s Email: hanna@dreamlifeisreallife.com

Stephynie Mailk is offering a special offer to our listeners: stephynie.com/colin

To connect with Daniel email him: HERE or visit his Website: Evolutioneat.com

To receive a Free Guide – The 7 Essential Steps to Free Yourself from Food and Fall in Love with the Practice of Healthy Heating: click -  The Food Fix eBook – Free Lead Magnet

To connect with Ali Boone email her: ali@hipsterinvestment.com or visit her Website: Hipsterinvestments.com or for anyone who wants to get into Real Estate visit her consulting site: aliboone.com

If you need a Business Plan visit: Plan2Profit

If you want to talk to Colin Morgan book a call HERE

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Suggested Readings:

The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty and Make Better Decisions by David Amerland

Google Semantic Search by David Amerland

SEO Help by David Amerland

Online Marketing Help by David Amerland

Brilliant SEO by David Amerland

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Success Principles How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Rick Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By Robert T. Kiyosaki

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

Suggested Readings from Week 23 and Week 24 and Week 25 and Week 26 and now Week 27!

There are also suggested readings from: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 , Week 5 and Week 6, Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 and Week 10 , Week 11. and Week 12


Help Others

Today's message was inspired by my interview with Christopher J. Wirth. To hear my full interview with Chris, listen HERE.

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