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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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Jun 24, 2024

In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, we meet Todd Sanford, a performance coach, speaker, small business consultant, and former firefighter. Todd shares his journey of helping individuals transform their lives, highlighting a powerful success story of aiding a former convict to regain control of his life through financial coaching and personal mentorship. He discusses the challenges and rewards of working from home, the importance of staying authentic, committing to personal growth, and never giving up despite obstacles. Todd also reveals upcoming ventures, including a new marriage group coaching program and a ranch retreat. Listeners are inspired to live authentically, embrace leadership, and continually seek personal and professional growth.

Who is Todd Sanford?

Todd Sanford retired as an Operations Fire Chief after 35 years in the fire department. He started four successful businesses, manages a 2200-acre ranch, and owns a successful coaching and speaking business today. Todd was one of the top 30 speakers in this year’s Great American Speak Off. Today, Todd consults small businesses where he works with their employees to repair what is currently broken and keeping them from achieving their best. Once he helps the employees achieve greatness within themselves, they are able to help grow the small business to levels never dreamed before. Todd also loves to coach people who are stuck, ready to give up, and need help finding clarity for their life. He listens to their issues and takes a common-sense approach to help them go places they never dreamed possible.

Connect with Todd:

Free 30-Minute Coaching Call: https://sanfordcoaching.com/ola/services/get-to-know-us-call-1

 

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In this Episode:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:30 Introduction to Today's Guest
  • 01:00 A Story of Transformation and Success
  • 06:43 Challenges in the Coaching Journey
  • 08:06 The Rewards and Flexibility of Working from Home
  • 13:35 Adapting and Finding New Opportunities
  • 21:08 Authenticity and Respect in Leadership
  • 22:45 Struggles with an Absent Father
  • 22:58 Empowerment and Authenticity
  • 23:45 Leadership in Family and Business
  • 25:35 The Value of Coaching and Mentorship
  • 30:24 Facing Life's Challenges
  • 32:31 Investing in Personal Growth
  • 35:40 Exciting New Ventures
  • 40:06 Connecting with Sanford Coaching
Jun 17, 2024

In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, Tim interviews Laurie Barkman, also known as the Business Transition Sherpa. Laurie shares her journey of becoming a CEO, the challenges of customer concentration risk, and the importance of planning for business succession and exit strategies. She emphasizes the value of certifications, continuous learning, and the importance of thinking about the end game when building a business. Laurie also discusses her new course, 'End Game Entrepreneurship,' and offers valuable insights and tools for small business owners to create valuable exit options and avoid pitfalls in succession planning.

Who is Laurie Barkman?

Laurie Barkman, The Business Transition Sherpa®, is a former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was acquired by a Fortune 50 company. Laurie guides business owners through the often overwhelming process of transition planning. As a mergers and acquisitions intermediary, she facilitates sell-side and buy-side transactions in the lower middle market. Laurie is the author of "The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options," and hosts the award-winning podcast called Succession Stories. Her expertise in business transition, succession, entrepreneurship, and M&A has been spotlighted in media including Newsweek, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, and more.

Connect with Laurie:

Giveaway: Go to https://www.thebusinesstransitionsherpa.com to get a free digital copy of Laurie’s book or grab your copy on Amazon.


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In this Episode:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:30 Guest Welcome
  • 00:50 Laurie's Journey to CEO
  • 02:13 Overcoming Business Challenges
  • 03:45 Understanding Customer Concentration Risk
  • 05:37 Practicing and Honing Your Craft
  • 08:06 Mid-show Advertisement
  • 09:06 The Importance of Succession Planning
  • 17:22 Building a Strong Team
  • 22:12 Marketing and Growing Your Business
  • 28:15 Exciting New Ventures
  • 32:55 Conclusion and Contact Information
Jun 10, 2024

In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, host Tim Melanson interviews Chuck Chapman, a counselor, coach, and author. Chuck shares his compelling journey from a career in advertising and marketing to becoming a counselor specializing in men's relationship issues. Triggered by a personal health crisis and a series of life challenges, Chuck made a significant career shift to align with his values. He discusses the unique struggles men face, the importance of integrity and values, and his work with the 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' community. Chuck also introduces his latest book, 'Finding Your Way Without Losing Yourself: The Path of Integrity,' which aims to help readers define and live by their core values. The conversation delves into the intricacies of supporting men in mental health and the challenges of entrepreneurship, offering insights and inspiration for those considering a major career change.

Who is Chuck Chapman?

Chuck Chapman is a Certified No More Mr. Nice Guy Recovery Coach, author, and counselor with a B.S. in Human Development and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. He has over a decade of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a Level Two Gottman Trained Relationship Counselor. Chuck focuses on helping men overcome Nice Guy Syndrome and live with integrity and passion. He has written "No More Mr. Nice Guy: The 30-Day Recovery Journal" and the upcoming "Totally, Utterly, Hopelessly Screwed: A Way Back To Integrity."

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In this Episode:

00:00 Introduction to the Work at Home Rockstar Podcast
00:16 Chuck Chapman's Journey to Counseling
00:45 The Wake-Up Call: Battling Cancer
01:48 Finding Fulfillment in Helping Men
03:49 The Struggles Men Face
04:58 The Turning Point: Embracing Counseling
09:05 Challenges and Personal Growth
13:07 Overcoming Personal and Professional Hurdles
17:16 Building a Supportive Community for Men
18:22 Collaborating with Robert Glover
24:35 Overcoming Initial Doubts and Reaching Out
25:29 Ensuring Positive Cash Flow
28:25 Transitioning from Side Hustle to Full-Time
32:11 The Importance of a Supportive Partner
36:27 Guest Solo: Exciting Business Ventures
36:31 Introducing the Book on Integrity
36:54 Defining and Living by Your Values
40:27 The Spiritual Act of Integrity
44:04 Where to Find More Information
45:19 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
 
Jun 3, 2024

In this episode of the Work At Home Rockstar Podcast, host Tim welcomes Chris Green, an author and entrepreneur specializing in self-publishing through Amazon. Chris shares his journey from selling on eBay and Amazon to becoming one of the first to use Amazon's FBA program. He details how self-publishing opened up numerous opportunities, from adding legitimacy to opening up marketing and networking doors. Chris also provides practical advice on how to leverage print-on-demand, manage social media profiles, and build an email list. Additionally, Chris shares the pitfalls he encountered along the way, including the importance of collecting emails and recognizing patterns in business success. The episode concludes with actionable tips for aspiring authors and entrepreneurs on how to fast track their journey using self-publishing and effective marketing strategies.

Who is Chris Green?

Chris Green is a dedicated self-publishing evangelist and the founder of Authorpreneur.com. He is passionate about helping people leverage self-published books to build their personal brands and attract new leads and clients. With over 20 years of experience in various online business models, Chris specializes in turning knowledge into profitable online courses and print-on-demand books using Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform​ (Authorpreneur)​​ (Skool)​.

Chris is also the author of "The Authorpreneur Blueprint," a comprehensive guide that teaches individuals how to use their expertise to create a profitable business and a thriving community through self-publishing​ (Authorpreneur)​. Additionally, he hosts "The Authorpreneur Podcast," where he discusses strategies with other authors on how to market their books effectively and use them as tools for business growth​ (Authorpreneur)​.

For more information about his work and resources, you can visit his website, Authorpreneur.com.

Connect with Chris:

 

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In This Episode:

00:00 Introduction to the Work at Home Rock Star Podcast
00:16 Meet Chris Green: Self-Publishing Expert
00:38 The Power of Self-Publishing
01:07 Success Stories and Strategies
07:05 Challenges and Lessons Learned
15:06 Building and Engaging Your Audience
22:58 Leveraging Social Media for Authentic Connections
24:16 The Pitfalls of Self-Promotion and Spam
26:09 The Value of Providing Genuine Help
33:31 The Journey from eBay to Amazon FBA
36:37 The Power of Self-Publishing
38:25 Becoming an Authorpreneur
44:31 Final Thoughts and Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
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