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Work at 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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Jul 31, 2023

Get ready for a rollercoaster ride as we walk you through the incredible journey of Steve Cloward, owner of Advanced Home Pros. From renting out VHS tapes at 17 to building successful businesses, Steve's life is an inspiration. Despite grappling with Crohn's disease, a fierce battle with opiates, and a stint in prison, Steve not only came out stronger but also found a renewed sense of self. His story promises lessons on resilience, gratitude, and the power of inner wisdom. Steve's candid account of overcoming challenges, rebuilding his identity, and advice for those in a tough spot make this episode a must-listen. Join us for this enlightening conversation with Steve Cloward and grab some inspiration along the way.

 

Steve Cloward started Advanced Home Pros After the Real Estate crash in 2008 and 2009 when he decided it was time to look at other industries we could get involved in. With the frustration he had personally when calling his Television, internet, and other home service providers, he knew we could make a difference in this industry. He knew that finding home services and getting help with home services didn’t have to be this difficult after you had become a customer. Because he didn’t know the business, he knew how important it was to learn it by starting at the bottom and working his way up. He knew nothing about home services then, so he dived deep into learning about the industry. He knew that he wanted to make a change that made a difference in his life but also in the lives of others. He started down this path in 2010 and has helped over 10,000 customers with their TV, Internet, Home Security, and Solar services.

 

Learn more about Steve:

Website: https://advancedhomepros.com/

 

Get your 10% discount: https://vseebox.tv/discount/WORKATHOME



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LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:41] The good note: Story of business success

[3:09] The bad note: Something that didn’t go as planned and what he learned from it

[9:21] How did the challenges turn into success?

[23:57] On the importance of relationships in a referral-based business

[24:37] What’s his strategy for finding the right people to work for him?

[27:41] How does he approach finding mentors and learning from others?

[32:45] How can someone go about finding a coach?

[35:49] What’s exciting in his business right now?

[40:38] Where to find Steve

[41:21] Outro

 

Jul 24, 2023

In today’s episode, we speak with Matthew Brackett, a leadership coach, speaker, and educator, as he shares his inspiring journey and underscores the importance of planning, networking, and stepping outside of familiar territories. Join us as we unpack the courage it takes to become an entrepreneur and how routines and structures can accelerate your success. We also discuss the insecurities inherent in the workforce and why this often steers people toward entrepreneurship. Tune in to this enlightening discussion and get ready to transform your entrepreneurial journey!

 

Matthew Brackett, a Senior Leadership Coach, Educator, Mentor, and Founder of Brackett Alliance, has 30 years of experience in the field of education and the development of individuals in successful personal and professional leadership. Trilingual, he has enjoyed broad international and intercultural experience in leadership, educational, and consulting roles in Italy, Ireland, England, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico, as well as being a special Staff Officer in the United States Navy, serving both with Sailors and Marines. He helps build resilient leaders, cultures, and couples by working with leaders who want to positively influence their inner circles, leading better, loving better, and living better.

 

Learn more about Matthew:

Website: https://brackettalliance.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-brackett/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MatthewBrackettOfficial

IG: https://www.instagram.com/matthewbrackett_official



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Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

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Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

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Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/

 

In This Episode:

[0:37] What’s Matthew’s story of success?

[7:45] What was his bad note?

[11:02] How does he approach getting better at what he does?

[19:11] On living intentionally

[22:26] How does he structure his workspace?

[25:20] How does he find the right people to outsource to?

[31:22] Guest solo: What’s exciting in his business right now?

[33:43] Where to find Matthew

[34:22] Who would be his ideal client?

[37:07] Outro

 

Jul 17, 2023

In today’s episode, we speak with Content Writer, Strategist, and the Co-Founder of Your Rx Social, Manicia Reneus. She unfolds her journey from the corporate world to owning her business and the significance of understanding your target market and how it can fundamentally shape your enterprise. We also discuss the probable pitfalls of failing to comprehend your clients' needs and how this awareness can distinguish your business and draw in the right clients.

 

Manicia Reneus is the co-owner of Your RX Social, a social media marketing agency specializing in helping realtors and small businesses. As a content writer/strategist, she has helped hundreds of companies in various industries, including home remodeling, tech, retail, and medical. She noticed that many realtors, in particular, need help figuring out what content to post and how to maximize their use of social media, often leaving valuable business opportunities on the table. Manicia and business partner Sergeline are assisting realtors in getting the most out of their online presence, so they can reach more potential leads while staying true to their brand and relevant to their target market. With six years working in the industry, Manicia and Sergeline are constantly updated with the ever-changing algorithm across all platforms. Their expertise has enabled clients to use social media to their advantage. 

 

Mancia is on a mission to assist 1 million realtors and small businesses in leveraging social media to reach a bigger audience by 2033. 

 

Learn more about Manicia:

Website: https://yourrxsocial.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/your.rxsocial/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/YourRxSocial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@yourrxsocial

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@yourrxsocial

 

Set up a free 30-minute discovery call: https://calendly.com/yourrxsocial/



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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:40] Manicia’s story of success

[1:23] What’s her bad note?

[7:10] How does she get good at what she does?

[10:05] How did she set up her home office?

[13:47] How does she stay organized?

[16:28] What are the tools that bring her success?

[25:24] Guest solo: What’s exciting in her business right now?

[26:19] On being an introvert

[28:44] Where to find Manicia

[29:23] Who would be her ideal client?

[30:25] Outro

 

Jul 10, 2023

Today we are joined by a Sales Performance Expert, Speaker, Podcast Host, and the CEO of Helix Sales Development, Walter Crosby. He shares his riveting journey from being unexpectedly promoted to international sales director with zero experience in team management and how he successfully navigated this challenging period, growing revenue by a staggering 120% in just three years.

 

Walter also delves into the art of assembling an effective sales team and equipping them with the right tools for success. Learn how to craft a compelling company story that resonates with your sales team and sets your brand apart in the competitive marketplace. Tune in for a conversation jam-packed with insights for every work-at-home entrepreneur.

 

Walter is on a mission to help Visionary leaders build a high-performance sale organization with a consistently reliable revenue forecast to double revenue.

 

As CEO of Helix Sales Development, he only engages with growth-minded entrepreneurs who are frustrated with underperformance and have the desire & commitment to build a performance-based sales culture. His clients say the journey can be challenging; however, the results are transformative and produce repeatable revenue growth with margin integrity.

 

Walter is a proud alum of the University of Michigan and holds an advanced degree from the School of Hard-Won Wisdom.  He spent the majority of his career as a salesman who was frequently promoted to sales manager. He’s sold various products with complex B2B sales cycles, including LED luminaires, commercial signage, financial services, synchronized clock systems, and commercial fire alarm systems. He’s sold to K-12 educators, colleges/ universities, contractors, manufacturing, and commercial/retail firms.

 

Frustrated by the lack of training each time he was promoted to sales management roles, he sought training and mentors to help him grow as a leader. This led to creating his own firm, Helix, to hire, train, and influence successful sales teams. He has formed strategic relationships to augment the sales coaching services he provides. Walter is a certified partner with the Objective Management Group, an award-winning provider of evidence-based sales evaluation and assessment tools. Helix’s technology partner is Membrain.

 

Walter’s rocket fuel comes from coaching committed individuals to excel beyond what they thought was possible. Using the proven Helix Sales Hiring Process, 91% of Helix-recommended sales hires rise to the top half of the sales organization within the first year.

 

Those that know him best often find him reflecting over a fine cigar in his private cigar lounge. In fact, he regularly speaks about his two favorite passions as host of his podcast called Sales and Cigars.



Learn more about Walter:

Website: https://helixsalesdevelopment.com/

 

Listen to his podcast: https://helixsalesdevelopment.com/podcast/



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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:41] What’s Walter’s good note?

[5:09] What advice would he give to someone who wants to start a business?

[13:20] What are his bad notes, and how did he recover from them?

[18:38] How does he approach getting good at what he does?

[22:47] How did he set up his jam room?

[27:12] On learning from others and how he got to where he is now

[33:28] What’s exciting in his business right now?

[38:59] Where to find Walter

[40:32] Outro

 

Jul 3, 2023

In today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Danielle Matthews, a remarkable Post Traumatic Growth Facilitator. Danielle's personal journey of healing and growth from a traumatic brain injury has not only transformed her own life but has also shaped her perspective on the world. Through her experiences, she discovered the incredible power of changing one's mindset, body, and overall outlook on life.

 

Coming out on the other side of a brain injury, Danielle uses what she learned through my recovery to help people empower their brains, bodies, and themselves. Her objective is to be a steward of the emerging technology of redox signaling through her work with ASEA to bring hope and improve the lives of people around the globe.

 

Learn more about Danielle:

Website: https://brainbodyself.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/_daniellematthews_/



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I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email

 

Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com

 

WHR Facebook Page 📌

https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar

Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:

Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar

Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com

LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/



In This Episode:

[0:39] A story of business success

[1:42] What’s something that didn’t go as planned?

[13:42] How does she get fans?

[22:25] What are her tools to achieve success?

[29:29] What is her routine?

[33:22] Guest solo: What’s exciting in her business?

[38:48] Where to find Danielle

[40:58] Outro

 

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