Intentional Growth

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December 30, 2020 00:59:16
#229: Curating Your Life: How to End the Struggle for Work-Life Balance

#229: Curating Your Life: How to End the Struggle for Work-Life Balance

On today’s show, Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D. and author of "Curating Your Life", and I, get into a discussion about energy management versus time management, and why there is no such thing as work-life balance. Knowing we have 168 hours in which to live our lives each week, this episode focuses less on the fallacy of “making more time” and instead reframes the conversation around how you choose to spend that time, why you should embrace mediocrity in the things that don’t serve you and how to cut to the quick of long-term goal planning through three basic questions: 1.) Are you having fun and enjoying what you’re doing? 2.) Are you making the impact you want? 3.) Are you creating more wealth and value in your business? After this episode, you’ll be able to start the process of identifying what you eventually want out of your business and your life, re-curating your current situation, identifying how you should spend your time, and how to intentionally create the business and the life that you want. Through the practical exercises she has for you as well as her no-nonsense attitude, you will be able to start this journey of professional (and personal) self-discovery, which will lead you to a more intentional life. The most important takeaway from this episode is the fact that how you spend your time will directly impact what you get from your business and your life.   What You Will Learn In Today's Podcast Interview Why Gail says work-life balance is a fallacy and time management is a bullshit concept. When to embrace mediocrity for mastery elsewhere. The ways your energy could be better spent, using ...

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December 16, 2020 01:05:51
#228: Contagious Culture: How to Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives

#228: Contagious Culture: How to Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives

On today’s show, I’m talking with Anese Cavanaugh. Anese created the IEP (Intentional Energetic Presence) methodology on how you show up, being intentional, the way you take care of yourself. She also created a company out of her ideal beautiful job (Active Choices Incorporated; better known as IEP methodology) and has written two books, Contagious Culture, and Contagious You. In this episode, we’re talking about how you can reenergize your leadership energy by building a healthy, happy, contagious culture within your business. The most important takeaway from this episode is the importance of culture in your work environment. Leadership and the culture are two critical components that make it fun for your team to do the hard work they have to do. People are what it takes. It starts with you and how (or if) you’re showing up. What do you want your impact to be? Once you start to name your assumptions, you start to realize they're only assumptions and they're probably not fully real. And there's things that you can get curious about.   What You Will Learn In Today's Podcast Interview How recognizing that you’re part of the problem gives you back your power. Why you need to take better care of your energy. What the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®) is and the vital role it plays in your business. When burnout isn’t about your financial asset, but the role you play in it. How writing out her ideal job description and crafting her intentions inspired Anese to start her first company. Who is responsible for creating the culture in your business and how you can improve it. If you take care of your people and are being intentional about your impact, the money ...

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December 09, 2020 01:11:40
#227: Zero to Sold in 24 Months: How to Start, Run & Sell a Bootstrapped Business

#227: Zero to Sold in 24 Months: How to Start, Run & Sell a Bootstrapped Business

On today’s show, I have the co-founder of FeedbackPanda and author of Zero to Sold: How to Run, Start, and Sell a Bootstrapped Business, Arvid Kahl. Arvid and I talk about how he was able to build FeedbackPanda from scratch to $55,000 MRR with only two employees, all within 24 months. We dive into what it means to manage versus own your business, which leads us to something that was discussed in the last episode with my partner Pat Hobby: Annual income versus long term value creation. My favorite moment was Arvid's answer to the question: Why did you decide to sell? The most important takeaway from this episode is to know the difference between your management role versus your ownership and to know the value of your business. If you want to dive into the concept of long term value creation, it all starts with understanding business valuations so you can create more value in the direction that you want. You can learn more about that in our digital course.   What You Will Learn In Today's Podcast Interview How Arvid spotted a problem in the market and why he built software to solve it How FeedbackPanda was able to grow to $55,000 in MRR with only two people. What B2BC (Business to Business Customer Sales or Prosumers) is and why it’s a great market to sell to. The best way to build a business that is marketed by word-of-mouth within your client’s communities. The best ways to replace yourself in your company to resolve burnout and keep your options open. How to get your company noticed by potential investors and strategic buyers. How Arvid and Danielle structured the sale of their company after educating themselves about ...

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December 02, 2020 01:06:50
#226: Shift Your Mindset: Quit Solving for Annual Income & Start Growing a More Valuable Business

#226: Shift Your Mindset: Quit Solving for Annual Income & Start Growing a More Valuable Business

Many business owners and entrepreneurs want to know how much money they can pull out of the business (and how little they can pay in taxes!) each year. This strategy can make sense... however, what if you’re walking over dollars to pick up pennies? Today’s episode is all about how to shift your mindset away from solving for annual income to focusing on growing the long-term value of a business.    What You Will Learn In Today's Podcast Interview The difference between annual income and long-term value creation mindsets. How to weigh short-term decisions to pull cash out of the business vs. reinvesting to grow its enterprise value. The benefits of regularly tracking normalized EBITDA and how that helps keep your mindset focused on long-term value growth. How to use the financials to forecast the value of a business. Why higher net income and more revenue aren’t always the top metrics for measuring value creation. How your mindset impacts where you spend your time, money and energy. What the J-curve is and how to use it like a private equity firm to create a more valuable business. How to use your business’s financials to tell the past and future stories of your company. What to do with your “extra” money every year. Why creating a sustainable, predictable and transferable cash flow gives you the freedom of more choices. How your why (ultimate purpose) influences your pain points and drive. The importance of crafting a narrative that frames your financials to a buyer. How to tap into the financial value of your business without selling out.    Are You Growing The Value of Your Business Take The 2-Minute Assessment To Get Your Intentional Growth Score™ And 1-Page Vision Board.     Podcast Summary "How much can I pull out ...

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November 25, 2020 01:14:20
#225: Owning Your Exit (Part 2): How Saud Pivoted PolicyMedical, Grew Exponentially and Sold to Private Equity

#225: Owning Your Exit (Part 2): How Saud Pivoted PolicyMedical, Grew Exponentially and Sold to Private Equity

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series with Saud Juman, who last week shared his sensational journey on becoming intentional. This week, we talk brass tacks about pivoting his business model, exponentially growing into a multi-national company and his eventual exit to private equity—all while staying true to his original vision and ‘why’.   What You Will Learn In Today's Podcast Interview What forced Saud to pivot PolicyMedical's business model and why those changes enabled exponential growth. How to identify the real problem your clients are trying to solve. Why finding and catering to the right clients and customers is important. How to involve your clients in your marketing and service offering development. How to turn your company into a revenue-generating engine. The cost of complacency as an entrepreneur and the impact it has on the business. Why hospitals in the US sign up with accreditation agencies, what is involved and how it impacts business. The impact meditation has on focus and staying true to your ‘why’. Why mentors matter, Saud’s formula for finding mentors and what makes a good mentee. The value in face-to-face contact as a vendor and what questions to ask to strengthen your ties. How to turn clients into raving fans that will go to bat for your company. Why your exit number can be a date and not a dollar value. How to use your personal ‘why’ when vetting potential buyers.   Are You Growing The Value of Your Business Take The 2-Minute Assessment To Get Your Intentional Growth Score™ And 1-Page Vision Board.   Podcast Summary: In the second half of this two-part interview, we’re going to cover how Saud started PolicyMedical, pivoted the business after it hit a wall, and what he did to explode ...

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November 18, 2020 01:00:46
#224: Owning Your Exit (Part 1): Underground Nightclub Owner Turns Healthcare Tech Entrepreneur

#224: Owning Your Exit (Part 1): Underground Nightclub Owner Turns Healthcare Tech Entrepreneur

On today’s show, Saud Juman shares why having a gun pulled on him when he was a nightclub owner in Toronto, Canada, caused him to exit the industry, meditate for 10 months, and start a tech healthcare company called PolicyMedical, Inc. that grew to nine figures and eventually sold to Private Equity. What You Will Learn In Today's Podcast Interview How Saud owned his exit from the nightclub scene after having a gun put in his face. Why Saud started a successful tech healthcare company after 10 months of meditation. Why you should proactively change before some big event happens. How to align your ultimate vision for your life with the one you have for your business. How to recognize the signs that you’re in a “pit” and need to make some changes. The importance of taking time to listen instead of constantly consuming. How meditation can help you get clear on your vision. Why you need to understand your drivers (your “why”) before you build a business.  Why it takes rigor and discipline to be able to hear yourself and take action on what is most important to you. Why negative emotions like shame can spur positive change. How to keep true to your long-term goals while making tactical short-term decisions. Why you should stop and critically assess how each business decision is getting closer to or further from your ultimate goals.   Are You Growing The Value of Your Business Take The 2-Minute Assessment To Get Your Intentional Growth Score™ And 1-Page Vision Board. Podcast Summary We have quite a treat for you today. In this episode, I’m talking with Saud Juman as he takes us from his first venture in university to transitioning into the nightlife in downtown Toronto, Canada. He details the ...

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