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#200: Life After Business Is Now Intentional Growth: The Story Behind 200 Episodes & the Name Change

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#200: Life After Business Is Now Intentional Growth: The Story Behind 200 Episodes & the Name Change
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The 200th episode of the “Life After Business” podcast is a transformation into the first episode of “The Intentional Growth” podcast. Today, my business partner, Pat Hobby, interviews me and asks me about the name change, what I’ve learned over these past 199 interviews, and a little about my background. This episode is all about being authentic and real.

I have no intention of stopping the momentum that this podcast has gained over the last four years. I’ll continue to have great guests, interesting and relevant topics, and I’m hoping to have an even bigger reach in the future. I have a deep passion to learn (maybe to a fault) and love to hear people’s stories from all walks of life. I hope you continue alongside me in my journey to learn how we can use businesses to change the world and lives we touch.

What You Will Learn in Today’s Podcast Interview:

  • What I've learned and the big takeaways from 199 interviews
  • My journey and experience trying to live what I've learned
  • My original goals with the “Life After Business’s podcast
  • Why “The Intentional Growth” Podcast name change? 
  • What intentional growth means to me (in business and life)
  • The consequences of instant gratification as a business owner
  • What ARKONA does to help business owners
  • What I think this pandemic is going to do to business owners’ mindsets
  • The biggest lessons I have learned in the last four years of doing this podcast

Main takeaway/Why I Liked the Episode:

With everything that is going on right now, I seriously considered postponing the 200th episode and name change. However, I believe what we need right now more than ever in our country and society is intentionality. ​This is even more true for business owners and leaders. 

After four years and 199 episodes ​​I decided to change the name of the show to better reflect what I’ve learned. 

Owning a business is not about waiting to have a “life after the business”. It is about intentionally engineering the life you want around the business (whatever that might look like from a role and ownership perspective).  

The most successful (using my definition) and happy business owners knew who they were, what they wanted from their business and why (credit to Bo Burlingham’s interview #16). 

They were intentional. 

The only way to be more intentional is to learn; to learn more about what is possible and the different ways your journey as a business owner can unfold.  

The clearer you are about what you want (because you’ve fully explored the options and possibilities) the more at peace you can be with the plan you have and they choices you make. 

When you get knocked off track, thrown a curve ball and have to reassess. It becomes easy to get back on track because you can recalibrate your strategies and actions against your long-term plan. 

I have a deep passion to learn (maybe to a fault) and love to hear people’s stories from all walks of life. I hope you continue alongside me in my journey to learn how we can use businesses to change the world and lives we touch.

Thanks for being a listener and I hope you enjoy this episode with more of my thoughts like I’ve written above. I’ll leave you with this quote:

“It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others's successes.”

― John C. Maxwell

Quotes:

02:50 – “So I was like, ‘Idea? Done. Committed! I didn’t realize I had to learn 17 softwares. I had to learn a mixing device. This was all before there was plug-and-play with the USB mic.” – Ryan Tansom, about starting the podcast

04:02 – “And I haven’t gone back and listened to the first episode that I did, which is fifteen minutes and it took me three weeks to record fifteen minutes.” – Ryan Tansom, about the LAB first episode

08:35 – “That’s so common among business owners; they don’t understand what their options are. Sometimes they don’t have many options because of the decisions they’ve made.” – Pat Hobby

42:20 – “The last thing I want is for anyone to wake up in three to four years and say, ‘Crap. I’m tired. Something happened. I don’t want this. My energy is gone. The industry is changed,’ and not have any choices.” – Ryan Tansom

Links and Resources:

Mastering Your Cash Flow Digital Course

ARKONA Boot Camp

Reach out to me if you have questions about the boot camp!

You can also reach out to me via email at rtansom@arkona.io, on my LinkedIn.


Brought to you by Ryan Tansom of Intentional Growth