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The Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Podcast

Blake and Jacob Morgan met at a conference ten years ago and it was love at first sight. One month later Blake packed a suitcase and moved to SF to be with Jacob. They've been inseparable ever since but it wasn't always easy. They have weathered many disappointments and wins together whether that was short-term jobs, layoffs, failed businesses, rejections and everything in-between. They've taken their critical lessons learned and turned them into a new co-hosted podcast teaching you to Be Your Own Boss, because that's exactly what they've each done in their own way. Jacob has had his own business for 13 years, and Blake for almost 5. They both laughingly deem themselves unemployable, and have figured out how to work for themselves. They want to give you the short-cuts so you don't have to struggle. Jacob has written five published books and Blake has published two books. They have presented at hundreds of conferences, built and sold online products, have their content viewed by millions each year, and even enjoy sitting side by side every single day as they navigate the sometimes unpredictable and rough waters of self-employment. They've learned how to manage entrepreneurship, marriage, parenthood and much more. This podcast brings you the insights and stories on how they did it - Blake and Jacob want to make life easier for you as you navigate your own road to self-employment and entrepreneurship, whether it's a distant dream or something you've already started on now.

Tracks

Four Basic Chess Principles That Can Drive Massive Growth For Your Business
Entrepreneurs need to think like a grandmaster. So how do you do that? There are 4 key principles in chess that you can apply in your business as an entrepreneur. 1. Developing your pieces in very active squares - this means looking at your forces and make sure that they are all active. It could be your social media, paid advertising, email marketing etc. 2. King safety - just like in Chess, you need to prioritize the safety of your business. Don't do anything that has the potential of ruining you or ruining your business. 3. Improve your worst place piece - optimize and improve your worst pieces of your business. 4. Think in terms of scenarios and possibilities - Don't just pick one path and go down it think in terms of multiple paths. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
07:20 7/11/22
8 Actionable Ways To Keep Yourself Accountable in 2022
One of the hardest things to do as an entrepreneur is keeping yourself accountable. You are your own manager and employee, and it is important to make sure that you can stay on top of your own game. In this episode, I’m going to share 8 actionable ways to keep yourself accountable in 2022. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
09:30 6/27/22
Why You Need to Understand Different Aspects of Your Business
When I first became an entrepreneur, I wanted to offload as much work as possible to other people. I didn't have a hands-on approach— and I didn't know what my staff was doing. As a result, I started to encounter different problems in my business. As an entrepreneur, you need to understand ALL the aspects of your business. You need to understand how these different things are done, why they're being done, and how they fit into your brand's overall strategy. Tune in to this episode. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
04:03 6/13/22
How To Publish Unlimited Content and Expand Your Reach
My wife Blake and I create content in pretty much every form you can think of. A lot of people have asked us how we are able to make so much content. The truth is that we don't really create new content every time. Do you want to know the secret? We take one piece of content— and we find a way to chop it up, dissect it, repurpose it into many different ways— and then share that content across different platforms and channels. Repurposing and reusing content is a fantastic strategy for entrepreneurs, especially those of you out there who are looking to build a personal brand or a brand for your business. Tune in to this episode and learn how it is done. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
06:07 5/30/22
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be An Entrepreneur
We often discuss the benefits of entrepreneurship, but the truth is that there are also a lot of challenges, struggles, and failures in the life of an entrepreneur that a lot of people don’t talk about. So today, let's explore the other side of the story— the five reasons why you SHOULDN'T be an entrepreneur. As we go through these five things, try to reflect on them and justify why these things don't apply to you. And if you can counter all five of these points, then chances are, entrepreneurship might be a good fit for you. Are you ready? Tune in to this episode. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
14:39 5/23/22
If You're Bossy You Should Be An Entrepreneur
Do people consider you loud, bossy, or overly self-promotional? You are an incredible candidate to be an entrepreneur. Being loud and bossy means that you have opinions, you're decisive, and you've got a lot of energy to give. It means you are mindful and deliberate about promoting yourself — and you are not afraid to ask for more. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
03:53 5/9/22
Why It's Ok To Quit
There’s a general perception that if you start something, you should be able to see it through, never give up and never quit. But sometimes, things don't go your way. I’ve quit numerous full-time jobs and I also left several start-ups that I helped create. It requires both self-awareness and courage to admit when something isn’t working. Quitting is ok but make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
05:22 4/25/22
7 Mantras To Help You Accomplish The Hard Tasks Everyday
Growth comes from stretching yourself— from learning how to be brave — and that requires an insane amount of coaching. When we wake up, we automatically think about the complex challenges that lie ahead. So every morning, I have to change the way I think, control my thoughts, and give myself that much-needed positive self-talk. I have seven mantras for you that I personally use every single day to triumph over extremely challenging circumstances. ---------- We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
11:00 4/11/22
How A Starbucks Coffee Made Me An Entrepreneur
I always dreamed of getting a job working for an organization, then climbing the corporate ladder. But as life would have it, that did not happen, not even close. Instead, I became an entrepreneur— and it all started with a single cup of Starbucks coffee. This story is what planted the seed in my mind— of leaving the corporate world and building a life that I truly wanted to live. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
07:48 3/28/22
The Number One Way To Avoid Self Sabotage
Most of us are constantly battling internal demons— it's what makes us human. But it's how you deal with those internal demons that determine your road in life. I've learned that you can use what may seem negative in your life and use that as your power. I have one little secret on avoiding self-sabotage— and it has helped me achieve so many great things in my life and my career. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
03:43 3/14/22
There Is No Substitute For Hard Work
Dwayne @therock Johnson said: “Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” This mentality is reflected in every conversation or relationship I have ever had with a successful person and this is especially true for entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur you are ultimately responsible for your own fate, your own success, or your own failure. Don’t look for shortcuts or for the quick and easy way out. If you want to succeed it’s ONLY going to come from hard work. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
04:38 2/28/22
3 Tips To Help You Set Boundaries
Setting healthy boundaries is important both at work and in life. This skill is essentially about understanding your limits, taking full command of your time, and having a sense of authority over your own personal space. Today, I bring you three tips to create boundaries. Remember to: ✅ Let people come to you— don't feel like you always need to hand over all of yourself to someone else. ✅ Have rules with your time so you could have more time to do the things you want to do. ✅ Learn to say no in an elegant way. Setting boundaries takes a lot of discipline, self-awareness and practice. These three tips will help you create a life and a business that you really want to have— and you'll be a lot happier with yourself. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
05:37 2/21/22
What To Do When You're Being Asked To Work For Free?
Anybody who's self-employed has dealt with somebody asking them to do free work. What do you do when you keep being asked to do things for free— or worse, for exposure? There are three things I recommend you do if you get asked to work for free again and again. These things will help you reflect on your products and services, and assess how you can get more paid work in the future. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
05:49 2/14/22
3 Tips to Upsell Your Customers & Make More Money
I bring you these three upselling tips because I've been personally doing this over the last six months and they have been great not just at boosting my income potential, but also in bringing value to my customers. If you’re an entrepreneur looking for smart ways to sustain your business, increase your profits and bring customers more in-depth into the sales flow, upselling is a discipline you need to master. Upselling can be challenging, but you can successfully do it when you: Clearly identify the additional products you can sell on top of your core product. Build your brand and create a perception of value. Communicate more effectively what you’re selling and how much you’re selling it for. The most crucial aspect of upselling is listening intently to your customer’s needs and shaping an innovative solution out of that. In the end, it’s really not just about you increasing your top-line revenue, but it’s also about making your customers feel good by enhancing their buying experience. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
06:40 2/7/22
How To Get 1 Million Followers on Social Media
Are you looking to grow your followers on social media? Today, every entrepreneur has the ability to reach countless potential customers. It’s all about your following and content creation strategy. Brendan Kane, the founder of Hook Point, has helped countless companies and entrepreneurs grow their social media followings. He says having an audience leads to stronger relationships and supporters in your endeavors and opportunities for strategic partnerships and other ways to grow the brand. Join us in this episode as we talk about: Why entrepreneurs need to build a social media following Tips on growing a social media channel Can you grow a personal brand with limited resources and a small budget? Which social media channel should you focus on first? Biggest mistakes people make when it comes to creating content Catch it here or visit https://bit.ly/byobBrendanKane for the shownotes and video interview.  ******************************  We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
34:16 2/2/22
How Entrepreneurship Changed My Life
Being an entrepreneur is one of my life’s greatest blessings. For me, entrepreneurship means freedom and flexibility — the freedom to be my own boss, to decide which projects I care about, what I'm passionate about — and to be able to build the life, the career, and the business I truly want to have for myself. This is the story about how entrepreneurship changed my life. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
07:56 1/31/22
How to Deal with Failure & Challenges as an Entrepreneur
Every entrepreneur knows that failure and rejection are part of the game. But few expect to get rejected on national television. That was the experience for Ali Bonar, CEO and co-founder of granola butter company Oat Haus. After applying for the show four times, Ali and her co-founders finally got a coveted spot to pitch their company on Shark Tank.  The team spent more than 100 hours preparing their presentation but ultimately didn’t land a deal with the big-time investors. Even without a deal, Ali took the rejection in stride. Join us in this episode as we talk about: How Ali and her co-founders grew the company while working full time  What it’s like preparing and pitching on Shark Tank How to keep going in the face of adversity  Getting the right influencer to support their cause Top tips on market innovation and creativity and more! Catch it here or visit https://bit.ly/byobAliBonar to get the show notes or watch the video interview.  If you like this episode, let us know! Send us a message on social media or leave us a review on Apple or Spotify.  ******************************  We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
39:13 1/26/22
Why You Should Have An Immigrant Mentality
My parents were born in the Republic of Georgia— and I am proud to say that I come from a family of immigrants. I view coming from an immigrant family as an incredible strength, not a weakness. When I talk about having an immigrant mentality, I’m talking about work ethic and being scrappy and resourceful. It’s also about being creative in figuring out a way to achieve success even when the odds are stacked against you. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
06:01 1/24/22
Hard Truths About Raising Capital For Your StartUp Business
How much money do I need to raise?  This is one of the biggest and most common questions entrepreneurs ask whenever they start a business.  But unfortunately, it’s also one of the most misunderstood aspects of entrepreneurship. Ryan Feit, CEO, and co-founder of SeedInvest, says that entrepreneurs often get caught up in the glamor and prestige of raising a massive amount of money when they really need to focus on profitability and growth. There isn’t a set amount of money entrepreneurs need to raise to succeed. Ryan says the amount depends on the type of company you’re trying to build and how fast you aim to grow. Listen in as we discuss: -How raising money changed over the years -Is it advisable to raise money while giving away equity? - Best practices on self-funding or bootstrapping a business -How to raise capital  -Key characteristics to look for as an investor -Investment trends to watch out for 2022 Listen here or visit byobpodcast.com to get the show notes and watch the video interview.  Don't forget to leave us a review if you like the show.  We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
38:27 1/19/22
7 Ways To Take Control Over Your Technology
Technology can be very beneficial — it's an instrument that makes our lives so much easier. We are surrounded by technology and sometimes it can be a little hard to control. Allow me to share seven things that I personally do to make sure that I am the one controlling my technology: 📱 Disable social media and email notifications from your phone so you don't feel the need to check it all the time. 📱 Don't bring technology with you to the table— leave it elsewhere. 📱 Charge your devices in a separate room before you go to bed at night. 📱 Don't keep a TV in the bedroom. 📱 Create an autoresponder telling people that you're only checking email once or twice a day. 📱 Create rituals for yourself that signify that you are done using technology. 📱 Give yourself an outlet that will temporarily distract you from wanting to go towards technology (maybe go for a walk, do 10 pushups, etc.) We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
06:26 1/17/22
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be a Storyteller and How To Become One
Throughout history, people have connected with stories. And the ability to tell a compelling story is crucial to your success as an entrepreneur. Kindra Hall, bestselling author, and keynote speaker has built her business around storytelling and firmly believes that every entrepreneur and business professional needs to be a storyteller. In this new BYOB podcast episode, we explore:  -How Kindra started as an entrepreneur -Where to find great stories to share to your audience -What does a good story look like -Tips to tell a story even if you’re an introvert -The Four key stores that businesses need to have -How to determine if you have a good or a bad story Listen here or visit byobpodcast.com to get the show notes and watch the video interview.  Don't forget to leave us a review if you like the show.  We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
37:10 1/12/22
What New Things Are You Going To Do in 2022 To Grow?
 The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. As entrepreneurs, we know that life and business change quickly, so we must be open to setting bigger goals and trying new things. For me, 2022 is going to be a year of experimentation. Here are the five new things I’m going to try in 2022: -Making more decisions based on data -Creating more of a team environment -Creating more digital products -Writing a new book - Having regular date nights Join me in this episode as I discuss these in detail.   We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
17:34 1/5/22
How My Biggest Weakness Built A 7 Figure Business
I used to be an extremely sensitive person, and I thought something was wrong with me. If I were to talk in a class full of people, my face would turn a dark shade of beet red and I would look like I was going to cry. It was humiliating. But at a certain point in my 20s, I started channeling all my sensitivity and realized how helpful this could be as I navigated modern life. Here’s what I can tell you: Your greatest weakness is your biggest strength, but only if you channel it wisely. It simply takes a shift in mindset to take these things that you hate about yourself and start channeling them into getting everything you want in this world. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
04:28 1/3/22
5 Things I Learned As A Business Owner & Entrepreneur In 2021
2021 was a tough year— a year full of change, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Heading into 2022 is a great time to reflect on how we’ve changed and grown throughout the year. Join me in this episode as I discuss five things I learned in 2021: -The importance of community and people.  -You can handle a lot more than you think. -The importance of being able to adapt quickly. -Context and putting things into perspective matter. -Challenges are opportunities to grow. I learned a lot in 2021 and hope to continue learning and growing in 2022. What lessons did you learn this year? We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
21:44 12/29/21
3 Strategies For Getting Repeat Customers
When you think about closing more deals and increasing your revenue, you should think about the customers you already have because it's much easier to retain your clients than to go out and find new ones. One essential thing I learned in business is the importance of making your customers your top priority. When your customers are happy, everything else will fall into place. Today, I'm going to be going over three ways to get customers coming back. ✨ Over-deliver ✨ Be a likable person ✨ Ask for the deal We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
03:12 12/27/21
How To Turn Your Content Into A Profitable Business
When Tara Clark decided to create a monetized Instagram account in 2016, very few people were doing it or even thought it was possible. Tara saw the potential to use her professional experience in social media and build a brand centered around motherhood. She took the brave step, and today Modern Mom Probs has more than 750,000 Instagram followers to go along with Tara’s successful blog, book, and clothing subscription service.  Social media is a powerful tool for creating and growing a brand. But Tara warns that there’s more to it than just posting nice pictures and witty captions—content creation involves countless hours of planning, editing, coordinating outside help, working with brands, building a community, and more.  At the heart of growing social media presence is community. Tara says it’s called social media for a reason because it allows people to connect with and engage with others. When Tara started her social media brand five years ago, she found a group of other entrepreneurs who supported and shared each other’s content. That community gave her the tools and insights to grow her brand and helped her find more success than she would have on her own.  Tara acknowledges that there is a certain amount of luck to social media, especially when a post goes viral and brings in tons of new followers. But her best advice is to engage with people by having fresh content that resonates with them. When people see content they can connect with and that is valuable to them, it brings them together and builds a strong community they want to share with others. Tara’s account started as a place to share jokes and memes about motherhood but has expanded to also include inspirational and educational mom-related content. Offering a wider variety of content and expanding into video has helped her brand grow. Creative content that stands out can catch people’s eye.   Tara also recommends putting your content everywhere. Repurposing content by putting the same image or caption in your newsletter, blog, Instagram page, etc., maximizes your work and effort while also ensuring the content is seen by more people and can have a greater impact without a higher cost.  There's no better place for full-time influencers or entrepreneurs looking to build their brand than social media. Growing your social media presence doesn’t happen overnight, but with consistent effort and community-building, you can see strong results over time. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
36:03 12/22/21
8 Ways To Conquer Depression
Let’s face it — the world is still a mess. We wake up every day hoping that the future will be better — but because of these overwhelming changes happening around us, it's so easy to fall into that trap of depression. Today, I'm giving you eight tips on how to conquer depression. Even with the limits we’re experiencing with COVID, there is still so much that you can do to channel that happiness and positivity. ✨ Write down your feelings or record them in your phone’s voice notes. ✨ Close your eyes throughout the day intermittently — and take a deep breath. ✨ Stop numbing yourself by filling the emptiness with your phone. ✨ Stop hanging out with people that make you feel bad. ✨ Remove yourself from situations that are making you feel bad. ✨ Make time for yourself. ✨ Challenge yourself and do the things that scare you. ✨ It's okay to admit you don't love something you are supposed to love. Many of us suffer from depression every day, and it’s important to do everything we can to pull ourselves out of that situation. Feel free to share these tips to anyone you know. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
08:39 12/20/21
Alli Webb’s Advice to Entrepreneurs on Giving Up Control
It’s a common struggle for entrepreneurs—working hard to build their dream company but then giving up some control as the business grows and changes. That was the case for Drybar founder Alli Webb, who grew her company from a mobile blowout business to nearly 100 salons and a product line worth $255 million. Alli started what would become Drybar when she realized there wasn’t a great option for women who wanted a really nice blowout without a really high price tag. To recreate the amazing feeling women get when walking out of the salon, Alli launched a mobile blowout company and serviced customers in their homes. As demand grew, Alli opened her first storefront salon. With excellent service, a relaxing environment for pampering customers, and flat pricing for all types of hair, Drybar quickly took off. As the company grew, Alli faced the common struggle of how much to control. Alli says there is often a negative slant to controlling entrepreneurs, but some of her best and proudest decisions came out of that need for control. All Drybar locations have the same mirrors, décor, tools, and blowdryers to create a cohesive experience that customers know will be amazing no matter what location they visit or what stylist they see. That decision could be seen as controlling, but Alli views it as being intentional about how she wanted the shop to look and feel. Alli had a solid vision for the salon experience and wanted to take the lead. Where she learned to give up control was in areas that weren’t her strength, including things like payroll and finances. Alli realized that by giving up control in the areas that weren’t her strengths, she could pass the responsibility to someone with a better understanding of what the business needed. The control shift continued as Drybar grew and Alli hired more leaders and delegated responsibilities. Alli says that once she was able to cede control of things outside her wheelhouse, the business was able to grow in a healthy way. Alli’s advice to entrepreneurs struggling to give up control is to know and understand your best use and the best use of the people around you. When entrepreneurs can decipher the decisions they have the strengths to make and those where they don’t add value, they can focus their control and efforts on their strengths. Knowing when and how to give up control can be a big challenge for entrepreneurs. But as Alli shows, taking a step back in certain areas can help a business reach great new heights. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
50:47 12/15/21
There's No Such Thing As Mistake
Are you afraid of making mistakes?  As an entrepreneur for many years, I’ve learned that it’s okay to make mistakes— you don’t have to wear yourself out to be perfect.  There is no such thing as a mistake, only learning moments. Along the way, you’re going to go through inevitable failures. And just like anything in life, you just move forward— you don’t stop.  A mistake is just a mental reframing of things. So instead of thinking about the mistake, think about what you've learned — and how you apply what you learned so you could rise above and be better.  We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
04:04 12/13/21
How Sarah Smith Created A Camping Community With A New Sign-Up Every 2 Minutes!
Sarah Smith and her husband Kevin love camping, but they didn’t love finding a place to camp. Sarah wanted Yelp for camping with reviews and photos, and when she realized nothing like that existed, she created it herself. Sarah launched The Dyrt in 2013, and today it is one of the most popular camping apps and active online communities. The hallmark of The Dyrt is its active community of campers across the country who provide candid photos and reviews about all types of campsites. Sarah recalls one of the most exciting early days of the business when she received her first submission from a stranger—not a friend or family member—and knew The Dyrt was going to take off. To build and maintain the active community, Sarah follows the 1/9/90 rule. Essentially, 1% of users will provide content, such as videos, photos, and reviews. Another 9% of users will upvote or share the content, and the remaining 90% of users will just consume the content. Sarah made an early decision to focus on engaging the 1% of active users. Without strong user-generated content, The Dyrt would simply be a directory of campsites instead of an interactive review platform. Gamification plays a huge role in creating active users. Every submission or review earns users points on a leaderboard. If a user reviews a campground in Wyoming, they earn points for various components of their review and can watch themselves climb the leaderboard. At the end of every month, the top reviewer in each state wins a prize from one of The Dyrt’s brand partners. Points also earn users titles like Legend or Ranger, which are proudly displayed on users’ social media profiles. Users at certain levels are also invited to a private forum to test and provide feedback on new features of The Dyrt. Consistent, valuable, and authentic content has built user trust with The Dyrt. Users regularly share updates and make corrections to campground reviews to ensure the information is correct and updated. That trust allowed Sarah to release a premium, paid Dyrt Pro membership that offers additional features, including road trip planning, offline capabilities, and map layers. At the height of the pandemic, someone was coming to The Dyrt every second and signing up for Dyrt Pro every two minutes. By engaging the most active users and gamifying the experience, Sarah grew The Dyrt into the ultimate camping community where users are eager to share information and help other users get outdoors. We frequently get asked things like: What do we use for courses and email marketing? What platform do we use to find people to join our team? What tools do we use for project and task management? Where do we host and publish podcasts and how do we transcribe them? And More.  Well, we just put together the Entrepreneurs' Online Business Toolkit PDF which will give you a complete breakdown of the tools we use to run our 7-figure businesses and how we use them. Click here to grab a copy, it will be an invaluable resource in your entrepreneurial journey! Connect with us: Website: https://www.byobpodcast.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byobpodcasting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebyobpodcast  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebyobpodcast  Newsletter: http://www.byobpodcast.com/newsletter 
37:52 12/8/21

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