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Work @ Home RockStar Podcast

Are you a Work @ Home RockStar or do you want to be one? Host Tim Melanson interviews self-employed Home Business "RockStars" to learn how they have built their businesses from the comfort of their own home.
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Jun 22, 2020

Lauren Lapointe helps coaches get fully booked through smart strategy, intuitive marketing, and soul alignment so you can have the wildly successful online business of your dreams.

She took the leap several years ago to leave the corporate world and her cushy corner office behind to work for herself and hasn’t looked back. She believes that life is too short not to do what you love and she’s on a mission to help coaches share their gifts with the world in a bigger way.

Although she grew up in Canada, she now lives in Florida with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats (and guitars.)

Good Note : From a Monday Morning Epiphany to a full circle success in music

Bad Note : Listen to your soul alignment.

Get Fans : Figure out who you are so you can hone in on who you want to attract

Tools for Success : Evergreen Webinars

Learning From The Best : Good coaches and mentors can help you stay connected to your why

Jun 15, 2020

Tiji Thomas loves teaching and helping others overcome the fear of selling.

He has built 3 different million-dollar companies & has produced over $500,000,000 in sales.

He especially looks forward to working with coaches, entrepreneurs, consultants & other service providers because his priority is serving those that love to serve & help others.

And he’s done it using a no pressure process he calls “UnSelling”.

The truth is you do NOT need to use high pressure to get your future clients to say YES and he loves teaching people how to hold onto their core values, serve others & make more money than they ever dreamed of before.

He lives in Sugar Land, TX with his wife of 23 years & 2 kids and runs all of his businesses from home.


Good Note : Got pushed out of the nest early and was forced to be his own boss.

Bad Note : Creating something before you find out that there isn't a need for it.

Filling the Hat : Find out exactly why the prospect is on the call, then contect with how you can help them.

Tools for Success : Design a signature talk (ie: script) to use as a guide to your sales conversations.

Band : Make sure you have value alignment with everyone on your team.

Jun 8, 2020

I started off selling textbooks in my dorm room before discovering Amazon. I scaled a 25 million dollar Amazon business selling toys and baby products, but always struggled to hire help. College kids were unreliable and no US adults wanted to work for a 20 year old entrepreneur. One day a friend of mine introduced me to the virtual hiring space and I became addicted.

I set out to build a virtual assistant army, but quickly got frustrated with the poor quality and time commitment it took to hire on Upwork. I set out to build a better marketplace that pre-vetted virtual assistants before they were allowed on the platform, quickly matched them up with clients, had 24/7 support in case the smallest thing went wrong, and a no turnover protection where we covered replacement costs if someone quit.

Good Note : The story of selling a business.

Bad Note : Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Band : What jobs to delegate.

How to get fans : Meet new people, appear on podcasts and create new content.

Filling the hat : Try lots of things that don't cost a lot. Stop doing the ones that don't work and double down on the ones that do work.

 

Jun 1, 2020

Gerri Detweiler is a leading, nationally recognized financing and credit expert, with more than 20 years of experience. During the 2008/2009 financial crisis, Gerri was interviewed hundreds of times, providing insightful expertise and actionable advice for traversing the turbulent landscape and unknown change. Today, she serves as Education Director for Nav, the trusted financing partner of over 1.4 million businesses, where she gives Nav’s customers certainty in an uncertain world through expertise and actionable advice.


Good Note : Write a book if you've been thinking about it.

Bad Note : Get a rock solid contract

Band : Be very careful with partnerships, it is better to hire.

Filling the Hat : Setting up payment plans

 

May 25, 2020

A client once told me that I have an “uncanny ability to hone in and hit the delete button”.  In her case, the delete button was her stressors that were holding her back in her life.

I will help you overcome your personal challenges so that you can access your unburdened life.  You deserve to feel YOUnified – YOU without Inner conflict.

Having overcome a number of difficult challenges, I discovered a new way of life without suffering and fighting. I took back my life. This is now the gift I share with the world.

I enjoy guiding committed clients, seekers and all-around go-getters to create a supportive, fulfilling and prosperous life, both personally and professionally.

 

Good Note : How Anik left the stock market to start an personal development business.

Bad Note : Careful that you don't get caught up in the trends even when they don't align with your style.

Practice Makes Perfect : Stay very clear about your purpose.

Instrument of Choice : Grounded Spirituality

Learning From the Best : It doesn't matter where you get your information from... it's about being open, curious and continuing to explore.

Drawing on the lessons learned through my corporate career and real-world experience, I also have notable training in many aspects of energy psychology.

May 18, 2020

Mads has more than 10 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, such as Xerox and IBM, and more than 7 years of experience coaching and consulting online entrepreneurs.

He has also spoken at many larger events such as CMSEO, TiECon, DCBKK & DMSS Bali, SEO Spring Training & the Survive and Thrive Ecommerce Summit.

Mads currently owning and running 3 companies, and managing more than 100 people, he doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk.

As well as being a management expert, Mads is also an expert on growing and scaling an online business, and he is one of the industry experts in the DISC methodology, which is a cornerstone in his management philosophy and he shares his knowledge through the Effective Management Mastery course & community.

Good Note: Builds large businesses for very little.

Bad Note: Look for things that could go wrong. Check the references!

Band : View recruiting as a sales job and make sure you sell the jobs that you are looking to fill.

How to get fans : Look at the potential marketing channels that would work. Pick one. And hone in on it.

Filling the hat : Make sure you know your numbers. If you are not a numbers person, find someone who is.

 

May 11, 2020

George Papadeas is the COO of The HOTH, aka Hittem Over The Head, an SEO and content creation platform devoted to bludgeoning its clients with awesomeness. When The HOTH was founded in 2010, the SEO space was filled with sketchy service providers who offered poor support and results, leading to poor experiences. With an eye toward changing the status quo, The HOTH set out to prioritize support and created a system that allowed it to work with more than 200,000 businesses and quickly found itself the recipient of a number of accolades and awards, including 3 consecutive years spent on the INC 5000 list.

When George joined the HOTH team and began overseeing their operations, his contributions allowed the company to grow from $250K to $2.2 million in revenue per month. Currently, he is focusing on The HOTH’s latest acquisition, FreeeUp, the leading solution for the hiring and management of pre-vetted online freelancers

Good Note : Good leadership

Bad Note : The importance of direction

Jam Room : Remove distractions, sit by a window, create a routine.

Band : Delegate the tasks that aren't worth your time.

Learning from the best : Look to the people you already have around you and find a mentor. Also, learn about big leaders in your field.

May 4, 2020

Veronica Sagastume is a business strategist, CFO consultant, and all-around powerhouse with a passion for helping Corporate Accounting Professionals start, run, and grow their own profitable consulting businesses.

With over 20 years of Corporate experience in Accounting, Finance, & Operations, Veronica first discovered her love of consulting while working
with CEOs at start-up and emerging growth companies in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

In 2011, Veronica made the bold decision to leave her CFO/COO position to launch her own consulting practice. Fueled by her experience, Veronica
skyrocketed her practice to quick success. In 2016, she ventured online to teach other Accounting, Finance, and Tax professionals how they, too, could
use their expertise to make a greater impact, increase their freedom, and enjoy more flexibility while significantly increasing their earning potential.

Today, Veronica uses her business, BizFit Coaching, Inc., to teach aspiring consultants strategies rooted in experience and results. She’s an avid learner and loves working out new ideas with her entrepreneurial mentors, including Amy Porterfield, Marie Forleo, James Wedmore, Pat Flynn, and many others.

 

Good Note : Build your network before you need it.

Bad Note : More is not necessarily better. Make sure you don't overwhelm people with your pitch.

Practice Makes Perfect : Be open to new ways of doing things.

How to get fans : Connection and Consistency. Show up for your fans in good times and bad.

Filling the Hat : Record how to videos to become top of mind with your audience.

Apr 27, 2020

Kirby Ingles works with D-level executives and emerging leaders. These professionals have high potential and thrust into leadership positions with no previous leader development or training. Some of these professionals are Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents who are high performers and experts in their technical skills. He helps them gain self-awareness, clarifies goals, achieves their development objectives, and unlock their potential.

Kirby provides a confidential and supportive sounding board for his members. He asks questions, challenge assumptions, help provide clarity, provide resources, and yes, sometimes, with permission, provide advice. He often administers and helps interpret 360-degree and behavioral assessments, conducts confidential interviews to help members gain self-awareness, and establish development goals.

Kirby has 24 years of experience in leadership and human resources, is the host of the TRUE Success podcast, a U.S. Army Veteran. In his spare time, he advocates for fatherless boys and men as well as raises awareness through running Ultra-marathons memorializing those heroes who lost their lives to PTSD. He has been coaching for five years brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

Good Note : Kirby shares a client story of success

Bad Note : Bought into a coaching program without checking references

Learning from the Best : Find the top 5 people in your industry and find out what they are reading

Jam Room : You don't need a bunch of gadgets right away... just start one thing at a time. Share your schedule with your family and add some inspiration to the room.

Practice Makes Perfect : Get someone you admire to evaluate your process. Do a mock sales/coaching session with someone to iron ou the kinks.

Apr 20, 2020

Jenny Fenig helps you remember who you truly are: a magic maker. Her work focuses on empowering creative women entrepreneurs to increase their confidence, impact, money and time-freedom by mixing modern with ancient practices. Jenny lives in the woods with her family in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

Good Note: Followed a hunch to take a yoga training class, quit her job and started a business

Bad Note: Didn't pay attention to cash flow and barely made it through the year

you may not have started your business to make money but
The purpose of a business is to make money...

Jam Room: You need light, a great printer and plants... lots of plants.

Filling the Hat: Find ways to create recurring income. Make it easy for people to pay you.

Learning from the best: Business is a giant learning experience.
If you aren't willing to invest in yourself, then don't be surprised if people won't be willing to invest in you.

Apr 13, 2020

Alzay helps you scale your consulting company by productizing. Productizing is a strategy that allows expert, serviced-based companies to grow predictably without getting caught up in the flash-in-the-pan, shiny-object strategy of the day.

When he says “scale”, this is what he means:

Develop premium consulting services with predictable profit margins that are easy for clients to understand and buy.
Streamline your operations and remove yourself from the day-to-day grind of your business.
Rapidly build your authority in the marketplace and drastically improve the experience you deliver to each and every client you serve.

Good Note : do the best you can and you'll be alright

Bad Note : buying training is not the same as buying a result. Make sure you are ready to spend 90 days using what you are buying.

Practice Makes Perfect : Practice your sales conversation with other people

How to attract fans : Content sets context for the conversation that closes sales

Instrument of success : Using pen and paper constructively in a morning discipline

Apr 6, 2020

Jarod Spiewak is an entrepreneur and international speaker who has helped service-based businesses generate millions of dollars in revenue through Search Engine Marketing, he also consults businesses and other agency owners, and owns 2 digital asset investment companies, all while working from home.

Good Note : How to take advantage of all the information and software available to research and start a business

Bad Note : Rented a physical office but didn't need it... Should have weight pros and cons

Jam Room : Best tips are to get a sit/stand desk and a good pair of headphones

Band : Best advice on when and how to hire

How to attract fans : Jarod gives some great tips on how to get people interested in your business

Mar 30, 2020

Jason Miller been a coach since 2010. He helps clients overcome anxiety, gain confidence, and become better leaders. Jason’s clients improve their relationships, expand their social networks, and boost their careers.

As a professional coach, Jason combine coaching emotional self-mastery, communication and conscious leadership with the "halo effect" of powerful body language to help people get what they want out of life and deliver a positive impact in the world.

Good Note : Never stop asking for help

Bad Note : How fast can you recover from setbacks. pivot. make a change.

Practice : Treat feedback in a non-judgment mode.treat things as neither good nor bad

Instrument : Using google docs to handle accountability

Mentorship : Jason's coach tranformed him from a geeky it guy to the man he is today

Mar 23, 2020

Marc Mawhinney is a lifelong entrepreneur who helps coaches get more clients (without paid advertising!). He achieves this with his coaching programs, his podcast (Natural Born Coaches), his Facebook group (The Coaching Jungle) and his exclusive hard copy newsletter (Secret Coach Club).

He's been a speaker at events like Social Media Marketing World, frequently
makes media appearances and has contributed to publications like Entrepreneur.com. You can learn more about Marc at www.Marc.coach (that's Marc with a "c"!)

Good Note : Came off a failed business and started a brand new business that was profitable within a year.

Bad Note : Don't get attached too much to your business... your business is not you. You learn more from struggle than you do in years of growth.

Jam Room : Have things that inspire and motivate you. Productivity Tips.

Band : When you don't enjoy something, do anything you can to get it off your plate.

Filling The Hat : Multiple chanels of income

Golden Nugget: Start your business part time before you go "all in"

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