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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Business Made Simple

Business, Storytelling, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Story, Bms, Brand, Businessmadesimple, 474622, Storybrand, Bmsu

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Overview

Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. The right engine is your marketing. The left engine is your sales. The wings are your products and the fuel tanks are your cash flow. If you build the six parts of your business correctly it will fly far and fast. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

456 Episodes

#175: From Concept to Launch—How to Simplify Your Product Creation Process with Kyle Reid

Do you find it difficult to take your product ideas from the drawing board to the market? When it comes to new products, too many teams encounter obstacles like missed deadlines, inflated budgets, and a final product that doesn’t align with the original vision. These pitfalls can be frustrating and destroy would-be successful product launches and growth plans. So how can businesses streamline the product development process? What steps should you take to turn visionary concepts into tangible, market-ready products without losing clarity or momentum along the way? In this week’s episode, guest hosts James Sweeting and Bobby Richards talk with Kyle Reid, Senior Vice President of Design and Development at StoryBrand and Business Made Simple. Kyle shares a simple 5-step process he has perfected over years of launching successful products. From the first meeting to the final launch, Kyle’s method helps keep projects on track, within budget, and true to the original idea. Tune in and learn how to apply these strategies to your own initiatives to elevate your approach to project management, teamwork, and execution! Access the product brief template mentioned in this episode for FREE at SmallBusinessFlightPlan.com. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

#174: Allison Fallon—The Life-Changing Magic of Telling Your Own Story

Are you tired of superficial connections and quick fixes in a world that seems to prioritize them? Many of us crave deeper meaning and genuine interactions, but often find ourselves detached from our own stories and the profound impact they can have on shaping who we are and how we relate to others. Can reconnecting with your own story change how you see yourself and improve your relationships with others? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller is joined by Allison Fallon, author of Write Your Story: A Simple Framework to Understand Yourself, Your Story, and Your Purpose in the World. Fallon shares how writing and sharing your personal story can improve your emotional, mental, and even physical health. Her insights, drawn from her book and supported by research, show how personal stories can promote personal growth and build stronger relationships. Tune in and learn how to leverage the power of storytelling to redefine your life and deepen your connections. For more on Allison and to buy her book, visit WriteYourStory.com. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

#173: Lock In Sales this Memorial Day with These Expert Closing Techniques

Often, the hardest part of any sales process isn't starting—it's closing. Many businesses struggle to seal the deal, especially during high-stakes, competitive shopping periods like Memorial Day. You've made the offer, you've attracted the attention—now, how do you convert that interest into actual sales? The secret lies in effective closing techniques that resonate with your audience and inspire them to take action. As Memorial Day draws nearer, the pressure’s on to make sure that your holiday promotions don't just generate buzz, but bring in big profits. So what’s the best way to usher folks through the checkout line? In this episode, we wrap up our 3-part series on crafting the perfect Memorial Day promotion. Returning to the podcast are producer Bobby Richards, Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller, and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay. They are joined by special guest Dr. J.J. Peterson, Head of StoryBrand and host of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast. Together, they delve into the critical final phase of your Memorial Day offer: closing the sale. From creating a sense of urgency to offering extra value, you’ll learn top strategies for making sure your promotions not only draw attention but also drive sales. Tune in to make the most of your Memorial Day offers and convert those last-minute decisions into holiday revenue! Clarify all your marketing and messaging talking points by creating your free Brandscript at Storybrand.com/sb7. Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

#172: Turn Up the Heat on Your Memorial Day Offer With This 3-Part Framework

The marketplace can feel hectic during big promotional holidays like Memorial Day. So if you want to make it a record-breaking sales opportunity for your small business, there’s only one solution. Create an offer that's simply irresistible. That means you’ve got to understand what resonates for your audience and come up with a value proposition they can't say no to. With the shopping frenzy upon us, how do you ensure your offer not only stands out but calls out to the customers, compelling them to act immediately? This week, we’re diving into Part 2 of our 3-part series on creating stellar Memorial Day promotions. Podcast producer Bobby Richards, along with Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay, unpack the process of taking those initial offer strategies discussed in Part 1 and locking them in. You'll learn a simple 3-part framework for building and refining your promotion so that it commands attention and drives sales. They’ll also show you what to add to your promotions to make them irresistible and actionable. Listen in and learn how to craft a holiday offer that’s too good to pass up! Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

#171: How to Create an Irresistible Memorial Day Offer

We’re all well aware of the shopping frenzy on Black Friday, but we tend to forget that other holidays like Memorial Day can be just as profitable. Many businesses miss out because they don't realize how ready their customers are to spend money during these holidays. With Memorial Day approaching—a peak time for consumer activity—not having a strong offer can mean squandering a massive chance to boost sales. So what steps can you take to ensure you have an irresistible offer prepared when customers are primed with cash and ready to buy? In today’s episode, host Donald Miller and podcast producer Bobby Richards are joined by Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay. Together, they dive into how you can craft what Jessica has coined a "Hell Yes" offer for this Memorial Day weekend. They’re dishing out the top strategies for businesses to seize this prime shopping period to drive sales and visibility. You’ll learn the mechanics of creating a compelling offer that converts and how to effectively communicate it to your audience. Listen in and get the tools you need to take advantage of high-traffic opportunities and maximize your profits during this holiday season! Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

#171: How to Create an Irresistible Offer and Cash In On Memorial Day Sales

We’re all well aware of the shopping frenzy on Black Friday, but we tend to forget that other holidays like Memorial Day can be just as profitable. Many businesses miss out because they don't realize how ready their customers are to spend money during these holidays. With Memorial Day approaching—a peak time for consumer activity—not having a strong offer can mean squandering a massive chance to boost sales. So what steps can you take to ensure you have an irresistible offer prepared when customers are primed with cash and ready to buy? In today’s episode, host Donald Miller and podcast producer Bobby Richards are joined by Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller and StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay. Together, they dive into how you can craft what Jessica has coined a "Hell Yes" offer for this Memorial Day weekend. They’re dishing out the top strategies for businesses to seize this prime shopping period to drive sales and visibility. You’ll learn the mechanics of creating a compelling offer that converts and how to effectively communicate it to your audience. Listen in and get the tools you need to take advantage of high-traffic opportunities and maximize your profits during this holiday season! Contact Business Made Simple Certified Coach Jessica Miller directly at HireACoach.com/Jessica-Miller. Contact StoryBrand Certified Guide Wes Gay directly at MarketingMadeSimple.com/wesgay. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

#170: Is It Time to Hire a Bookkeeper To Tackle Your Business Finances?

Most entrepreneurs are great at making money, but they aren’t always great at managing that money. Let’s be honest: you didn’t start a business because you were passionate about bookkeeping. But you know that managing your cash flow well is the fuel that keeps your business growing. Between monthly reconciliations, quarterly reports, tax prep, and payroll—your business finances can get complicated fast. And doing it yourself—or even hiring the help you need—can be difficult and time-consuming. So what’s the best way to outsource your bookkeeping so you can save time and simplify your finances? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller talks with Lisa Zeeveld, the CFO of BELAY, a company that pairs business owners with the accounting help they need. Lisa discusses common financial dilemmas many business owners face and offers practical advice on how to overcome them. You’ll learn the importance of good bookkeeping and how outsourcing this task can make a huge difference in your operations. Tune in and get valuable tips on how to make your business finances simpler and more effective, so you can focus on growing your business instead! Text S I M P L E to 55123 to get immediate access to Belay's Bulletproof Budget Template. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

#169: How to Clarify Your Message and Grow Your Business

Needing to clarify your message so more customers engage? Register for our upcoming StoryBrand Marketing Workshop May 7-8, 2024 at StoryBrand.com/Workshop. In this virtual workshop you will learn directly from Donald Miller and Dr. J.J. Peterson how to create a clear message and walk away with a 5-part marketing plan to help boost revenue and grow your business. Register now at StoryBrand.com/Workshop. -- Every savvy business owner knows that marketing is the key to survival, and your online presence is one of the most important parts of your marketing plan. It can turn casual browsers into buyers, and buyers into long-time customers. But you won’t build that loyal fanbase if your message is unclear or inconsistent. On top of that, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money on marketing that doesn’t work. So how clear is your current message, and how can you make it better? In this episode of Business Made Simple, guest host Dr. JJ Peterson (host of Marketing Made Simple) and podcast producer Bobby Richards answer your questions about building your business through effective messaging and lead generation. They’ll reveal the key things missing from your website that are costing you money and the 3 questions your marketing MUST answer to be significantly more successful. You’ll also discover the 7 basic elements that make your marketing story more powerful. Tune in and get actionable strategies to clarify your message and make your business thrive! Listen and follow to the Marketing Made Simple Podcast and get weekly tips from J.J. and April Sunshine Hawkins on how to make your marketing easy and make it work. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marketing-made-simple/id1569923210 -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Coach Builder Part 9—The Essential Qualities of a Respected Coach

Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- What are the characteristics of a great coach? Knowing your field inside out is crucial, but there's something else just as important: soft skills. These are the skills that help you connect on a personal level, earn trust, and provide real value to your clients. Unfortunately, a lot of coaches overlook this area, focusing only on their technical expertise. They miss out on truly connecting with their clients and making a lasting impact. But if you want to succeed as a coach, soft skills aren’t an option—they’re a necessity. In the 9th and final episode of the Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller joined by producer Bobby Richards, tackle the often-underestimated world of soft skills for coaches. Don explores the qualities that endear us to coaches and cause us to respect them. He offers actionable advice on how to cultivate these qualities within yourself to set you apart as a coach and amplify your impact on clients' lives. Tune in and learn invaluable strategies for improving empathy, communication, and trust-building techniques, ensuring you leave a meaningful mark on your clients' lives.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

#168: Amy Porterfield Takes Over!—Create a Winning Work Culture with These Trailblazing Tactics

What if the secret to doing really well in business isn't about the newest tech or the flashiest ads, but about how happy and motivated your team is? A great work culture is key to growing your business. It's what makes people want to work for you, fuels innovation, and keeps things running smoothly even when times get tough. But cultivating such a culture isn't easy, especially with the ever-evolving changes in the modern workforce and inevitable challenges in the market. So if your workplace isn’t performing at its peak, don't worry—changing things for the better is possible and well worth it. In this week’s April Fools' episode, host Amy Porterfield takes over for Donald Miller. Amy is an online marketing expert, author of Two Weeks Notice, and owner of a thriving $100M business. And no joke, she'll show you how to make bold moves to improve your team's workplace culture. With the help of podcast producer Bobby Richards, she answers burning questions from our listeners, giving actionable advice on hot issues like installing a 4-day workweek, navigating unlimited PTO, planning effective team retreats, and supporting personal growth plans. Tune in and get the scoop on how to enhance your team's dynamics, boost productivity, and drive your business forward! For more tips and a free guide on how to welcome new team members in a way that sets them up for success, check out AmyPorterfield.com/Onboard. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Coach Builder Part 8—Why Joining a Coaching Community Will Fuel Your Success

Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- Working for yourself as a coach is a double-edged sword. It gives you space to innovate and plan, but it can also lack the vibrant exchange of ideas that fuels growth. Dealing with the loneliness that comes with the job is a challenge because it means there’s no one to share ideas with, no different viewpoints, and no feeling of team spirit. If you’re not careful, it can stop you from growing. So how can a coach avoid the downsides of working in a silo? In the 8th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller joined by producer Bobby Richards, explore why being part of a community is pivotal for coaches. Don will show you how a supportive network becomes a cornerstone for any coach who wants to succeed. A good community gives you motivation, offers tips and best practices, and holds you accountable to your goals, which can greatly impact the growth of your coaching business. Tune in and get practical guidance on how to either find or start a coaching community, so you’re not going through your coaching journey alone!

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

#167: How to Make Feedback Conversations Less Horrible for Everyone

Feedback is critical to making a team work well, but it can be full of traps for leaders who aren't careful. Often, feedback meetings become dreaded encounters, either avoided altogether or handled so carefully that they hardly lead to any good changes. Providing constructive feedback as a leader can feel like a tightrope walk, because your words carry a lot of weight and you don’t want to demotivate your team members. So how do you give feedback that’s kind but also helps your team members recognize where they’re falling short so they can grow? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller discusses the art of providing effective feedback to team members. He’s joined by special guests Emily Pastina, Senior Director of Operations at Business Made Simple and Tyler Ginn, the President of Business Made Simple. After thousands of feedback sessions, Emily and Tyler share their insights on creating a culture of open communication and continuous improvement. You’ll learn practical tips and strategies for effective feedback that can transform the way you lead your team. Listen in to gain the tools you need to hone your feedback skills, ensuring your team feels supported, understood, and driven towards excellence! Get free access to your step-by-step digital and PDF playbook for growing your small business including the tools you need to give positive productive feed back at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Flight. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Coach Builder Part 7—How to Achieve Financial Stability as a Coach

Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- Are you a coach wondering where your next paycheck will come from? Many consultants and coaches are concerned about earning enough and growing their business. They’re anxious about maintaining a steady income, debating whether to quit their job for full-time coaching, and questioning if they can keep their business afloat during tough times. Simply hoping isn't enough to achieve financial stability and build a strong business. You need a solid plan for setting and achieving realistic goals. In the 7th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller, joined by producer Bobby Richards, shares strategies for setting effective goals to advance your coaching business. He’ll show you how to set realistic financial targets, decide how many products to sell, and understand the best ways to connect with customers. Focusing on these key areas will lead you to a profitable coaching career. Listen in and learn how to turn your financial concerns into practical steps toward success.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

#166: Michael Bungay Stanier—Practical Tools for Handling Workplace Conflicts

When we ignore conflicts in the workplace, it can actually make things worse. It can make people less interested in their jobs, cause good employees to leave, and ultimately impact the bottom line of your business. Sweeping conflicts under the rug doesn’t make them disappear. It makes them grow and fester which can lead to a toxic work environment and higher turnover rates. So what’s the best way to approach difficult conversations at work so that it fosters a culture of open communication and mutual respect? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller and producer Bobby RIchards are joined by Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit and How to Work with Almost Anybody. A leading expert in workplace relationships, Michael shares his tips on improving emotional intelligence, managing conflict, and using psychological tools to navigate workplace dynamics more effectively. You’ll walk away knowing how to deal with common problems that cause strain at work and how to better handle those challenging situations. Tune in and learn how to turn workplace tensions into opportunities for growth, connection, and collaboration! -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast ORDER COACH BUILDER, DON'S NEW BOOK, AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Coach Builder Part 6—Create a Marketing and Product Ladder to Retain More Clients

Coach Builder is available now! Order it at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- Do new coaching clients seem hard to come by, and existing ones hard to keep? Despite delivering top-notch coaching, you might find yourself in a constant hunt for new clients, unable to scale your business. This usually happens when you lack a clear marketing and product ladder. Without a structured plan to show potential clients how they can progress with your coaching, it's tough to build lasting relationships. So how do you create a roadmap that makes your clients want to stick around longer? In the 6th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller breaks down how to set up a marketing and product ladder for your coaching business. Starting with basics like sending an effective email, he’ll guide you on ways to nurture deeper client relationships. Listen in and learn how to create a detailed marketing plan and a comprehensive product suite that meets your clients’ needs at every stage of their journey!

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

#165: Dr. David Rosmarin—Why Anxiety Is an Entrepreneurial Superpower (And How to Use It to Fuel Your Success)

Feeling anxious about your business? You're not alone. Entrepreneurship and anxiety often go hand-in-hand. It's the uninvited guest that overstays its welcome, casting a dark cloud over our decision-making, creativity, and leadership. It's easy to think that this anxiety is a roadblock to your success. But what if we told you that your anxiety could be a secret weapon? In this week’s episode, guest hosts James Sweeting, Director of Story at Business Made Simple, and podcast producer Bobby Richards step in for Donald Miller to explore an all-new approach to anxiety with Dr. David Rosmarin. Dr. Rosmarin is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, founder of the Center for Anxiety, and author of Thriving with Anxiety: 9 Tools to Make Anxiety Work for You. He’s here to help change the narrative around anxiety. If you’re feeling the weight of your business on your shoulders, this episode is for you. Listen in and learn practical tools and strategies to not only manage anxiety, but use it as a catalyst for growth and success in business. Order Thirving with Anxiety on Amazon or wherever you buy books. You can also get Dr. Rosmarin's free guide to thriving with anxiety at DHRosmarin.com. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Coach Builder Part 5—Email is Your Secret Weapon to Coaching Success (And Here’s Why)

Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilder.com/Podcast and get an 8-step plan to become a self-employed business coach so you can make great money doing something you love every single day. -- Most coaches are missing out on the *one* thing that could truly transform their business: a solid email strategy. While they chase the latest trends and pour resources into social media, the real game-changer lies in the humble art of sending great emails. Email is a powerful tool that—when used well—can grow any business, especially a coaching business. So how do you go about implementing an email strategy that allows you to continually connect with your customers? In part five of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller shows you how to develop an entire email strategy that elevates your coaching business. He'll guide you through the process of crafting compelling emails, building a sequence that captivates your customers, and leveraging these efforts to achieve tangible growth in your business. You’ll discover how to use a CRM to build your email list and a proven formula for writing emails that people love to read. Tune in and learn how to use email marketing to attract more clients, make more money, and have a bigger impact. Watch "Unlocking the Power of Routine" Don referenced in this episode and build our your perfect week - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-wzVp-hHl4

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

#164: The Graceful Exit—How to Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

Are you mulling over the decision to leave your job, but worried about the potential fallout? Quitting a job is never a simple decision. It's fraught with concerns about the future, your career prospects, and your professional relationships. And the fear of leaving on bad terms can be paralyzing. How will your boss react? Will your colleagues view you differently? The possibility of leaving a job and inadvertently damaging your professional reputation or losing the respect of those you value can keep you stuck in a place you don’t belong. So what’s the best approach to quitting your job without burning any bridges? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller chats with podcast producer Bobby Richards to tackle this topic head-on. They’ll show you how to gracefully exit your current position, while keeping your professional network intact and maybe even boosting the respect others have for you in the process. Tune in and learn practical strategies for a seamless transition so you can feel confident taking the next step in your career without the worry of negative repercussions. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Coach Builder Part 4—Building a Coaching Website That Keeps Your Client Pipeline Full

Your coaching website is the first thing people see about you, so it needs to make a good impression fast. But more importantly, it needs to be all about the people you want to help. This means when they visit your site, they should feel like you’re talking right to them. It should clearly explain that you understand their problems and have the perfect way to help solve them. But most coaches are getting this wrong. So how do you create a website that makes it easy for potential clients to see why they should choose you as a coach? In the 4th episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller and producer Bobby Richards, show you how to design a coaching website that helps you land more clients and increase your revenue. Don also teaches you the common pitfalls to avoid in your website design and messaging, as well as what needs to be included for your website to resonate with potential clients. Tune in and learn how to leverage your website as a powerful tool for building relationships and growing a successful coaching business. To get the BONUS Coach Websites That Work PDF Don called out in this episode, go to CoachBuilder.com/WebsitePDF. Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

#163: How to Fire Someone the Right Way and Maintain Team Morale

Firing an employee is never easy and can make unwanted waves in your company. The emotional weight and potential fallout can affect your team's spirit and your company's culture, making it one of the tasks business owners hate the most. It's a situation that requires legal due diligence, as well as a good grasp of people's feelings and how an organization works. So how do leaders make sure they're doing it right and respectfully? In this week’s episode, host Donald Miller explores the best practices for letting an employee go. He’ll show you how firing someone the right way can keep your team’s morale up and avoid creating a negative work environment. You’ll learn a step-by-step approach for identifying when it's time to let someone go, preparing for the conversation, and finding ways to support both the person and the team through the transition. Tune in and get practical tips on how to make these tough decisions and conversations easier! -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Coach Builder Part 3—How to Build A Client List from Scratch

Do you dream of launching a successful coaching business but find yourself paralyzed by the question: "Where will my clients come from?" Tackling this fear is a critical turning point that can either propel you forward or leave you questioning your goals, making what should be an exciting career shift seem overwhelming. Countless would-be coaches find themselves hesitating, torn between making the leap or staying put. So how can you make sure your client pipeline is always full? In the 3rd episode of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller offers some much-needed guidance for those lost in the maze of client acquisition and management. Based on frameworks in his new book Coach Builder, Don shows you a simple yet effective system to create and manage a list of possible clients. You’ll get practical advice on how to organize a database of people who might be interested in your coaching services and turn them into paying customers. Listen in and get actionable strategies for finding and keeping clients, so you can confidently grow a profitable coaching business. Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

#162: How to Tackle the Fear of Public Speaking and Grow Your Business

Public speaking is a top fear for a lot of people. Whether it's the panic that sets in at the thought of everyone looking at you, relentless rehearsing without ever feeling ready, or the hesitation to hit 'post' on a social media video after countless takes, the struggle with public speaking anxiety is real and it’s pervasive. Yet being able to give a good talk can be enormously valuable, especially in the world of business. So how do you overcome this fear and become a confident speaker? In today’s episode, host Donald Miller and special guest Colin Boyd, creator of Sell from Stage Academy and host of the Expert Edge podcast, discuss the art of communicating well and the secrets to delivering compelling presentations. Colin is here to show that with the right guidance, anyone can excel at speaking, whether it’s for work, creating content on social media, or just everyday conversations. You’ll learn how to organize a speech, connect with your audience, and tell stories that grab people’s attention. Tune in and learn practical tips and tricks to help you conquer your fears and start speaking confidently! Follow and listen to the Expert Edge Podcast. Learn how Colin can help you create high converting presentations at ColinBoyd.co. -- PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Coach Builder Part 2—Why Every Coach Should Create a Menu of Products to Grow Their Business

Taking the leap from a stable career to start a coaching business is a monumental decision that can be fraught with uncertainty. The biggest hurdle is usually the fear of financial instability. This worry keeps thousands of potential coaches on the sidelines, trapped in careers that don't fulfill their passion or potential. So how do you navigate the career transition without compromising your ability to provide for yourself and your loved ones? In the second part of our Coach Builder limited series, host Donald Miller dives into the essential first step for anyone looking to start or grow their coaching business. He explores the concept of creating a "menu of products" – a strategic approach to offering your coaching services in a way that addresses specific client needs and problems. By breaking down the process of product creation, from identifying client problems to developing targeted solutions, Don gives you a blueprint to build a profitable coaching business model. You’ll also get tips on how to design a suite of coaching products that not only solve real-world problems but also position you as the go-to expert in your niche. Listen in and learn how to overcome the financial uncertainties of coaching and build a thriving business that gives you freedom, control, and stable relationships with clients. Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

161: What You Should Put in a Job Description to Get the Perfect Hire

Creating a job description that gets the right people interested is not as easy as it might sound. It's even more challenging when it's your first time hiring or when you're adding more people to your team. The key is to strike the right balance of talking about what skills they need and also what problems they might encounter on the job. So how do you write a job description that accurately explains what you’re looking for and also talks about the challenges that might come up? Today, host Donald Miller and producer Bobby Richards take your questions around the process of how to hire, conduct interviews, and write job descriptions. Donald offers a valuable look into the hiring process, emphasizing the importance of considering both the positive attributes and the potential drawbacks of candidates. You’ll learn why it’s important to be self-aware as a leader, how to avoid hiring disasters, and how to find people who fit well with your business and your way of managing. Tune in and get practical advice that’ll help you make smart hiring choices that add to your business's growth and culture! Stuck trying to grow your business? Submit your question at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast for a chance to have Don coach through it on the show. -- PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

#161: What You Should Put in a Job Description to Get the Perfect Hire

Creating a job description that gets the right people interested is not as easy as it might sound. It's even more challenging when it's your first time hiring or when you're adding more people to your team. The key is to strike the right balance of talking about what skills they need and also what problems they might encounter on the job. So how do you write a job description that accurately explains what you’re looking for and also talks about the challenges that might come up? Today, host Donald Miller and producer Bobby Richards take your questions around the process of how to hire, conduct interviews, and write job descriptions. Donald offers a valuable look into the hiring process, emphasizing the importance of considering both the positive attributes and the potential drawbacks of candidates. You’ll learn why it’s important to be self-aware as a leader, how to avoid hiring disasters, and how to find people who fit well with your business and your way of managing. Tune in and get practical advice that’ll help you make smart hiring choices that add to your business's growth and culture! Stuck trying to grow your business? Submit your question at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast for a chance to have Don coach through it on the show. -- PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Coach Builder Part 1—How to Pivot Your Career Into A Profitable Coaching Business

How can you make money from your expertise and become known as a coach? It's a big question for many who have significant experience in their field and want to switch to coaching or consulting. Potential coaches grapple with the fear of leaving behind a secure job for the “unpredictable” world of coaching, questioning whether their knowledge is marketable and if they can truly make a living out of their passion. They often struggle to get started because they’re stuck wondering: how do I pivot my career and reinvent myself as a coach? In the first episode of Coach Builder, a limited series by Business Made Simple, host Donald Miller shares success stories of real people who were doing well in their career, decided to transition into coaching, and absolutely crushed it. And this path is possible for almost anyone. Don offers real-world insight to help future coaches see the incredible potential to use what they know to make a great living and create a life they love. Listen in and learn how you, too, can turn your expertise into a profitable coaching business! Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

#160: Rory Vaden—How to Build a Personal Brand (Without Pretending to be Someone You’re Not)

Have you ever wondered how to build a personal brand without having to become someone you're not? It's something a lot of us struggle with in an era where everyone's trying to be noticed online. The truth is, there are people out there right now who are desperately seeking the insights and solutions you already know and take for granted. Your everyday skills and knowledge, the things you do so naturally, could be the exact answers someone else is searching for. So how can you turn who you are and what you do into a personal brand that attracts the right kind of attention? In this episode, Donald Miller sits down with personal branding expert and co-founder of Brand Builders Group, Rory Vaden, to explore what it means to create a strong personal brand. Rory has helped thousands of people create brands that truly represent them, and now he's here to help you and answer listener questions. You’ll get expert insight on why personal branding is less about self-promotion and more about the digitization of your reputation and using your unique story to serve others. Tune in and learn how to make your mark with a brand that truly connects with your ideal audience! -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Coach Builder Limited Series PREVIEW—Your First Step to Starting a Successful Coaching Business

Many people are afraid to leave their full-time jobs because they're not sure they could ever make it on their own as a coach or consultant. The stakes are too high. There's too much to learn. Where do you even begin in such a crowded marketplace? Here's the truth: coaches with a clear plan and who follow the right steps to grow their businesses survive. Coaches without a plan don't. Our new nine-part Coach Builder limited podcast series is here to walk you through those steps! Just follow the Business Made Simple Podcast feed, and every Tuesday starting February 6th for nine weeks, host Donald Miller will unpack how you can start turning your expertise into a thriving coaching business. In this preview of an upcoming episode, Don breaks down the very first step you need to take to start this journey. If you're ready to put an end to feeling undervalued at work and embark down the path to becoming a successful coach, don't miss the upcoming Coach Builder limited podcast series. Follow the Business Made Simple Podcast feed wherever you stream podcasts, and every Tuesday for nine weeks starting February 6th, you'll learn the essential steps to establish a thriving coaching business, allowing you to make more money by working less and build a career you love! Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

#159: Stop the Revolving Door! The Secret to Finding and Keeping Great Employees

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Do you feel stuck in a loop of hiring people only to see them leave? The secret to breaking this cycle isn't just about who you hire—it's about how you help them work together in a way that pushes the company forward. Every business leader dreams of assembling a team that feels less like hired hands and more like dedicated partners in the company's mission. So how do you create and maintain a cohesive team that shares your vision and purpose? Today, host Donald Miller has author and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz back to dive deeper into the strategies for building unstoppable teams. In last week's episode, they had a great chat about Mike's new book, All In, and now they're here to answer your questions about leading a team, finding the right people, and keeping them happy. Mike and Don share practical advice and real-world examples about how to recruit people who fit into your company well, how to retain your best workers by caring about their personal goals, and how to make a place where everyone likes to work. If you want to elevate your team’s performance and build a great community within your workplace, tune into this episode for expert advice! -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Turn Your Expertise Into a Thriving Coaching Business—New Limited Series Coming February 6!

Many people are afraid to leave their full-time jobs because they're not sure they could ever make it on their own as a coach or consultant. The stakes are too high. There's too much to learn. Where do you even begin in such a crowded marketplace? Here's the truth: coaches with a clear plan and who follow the right steps to grow their businesses survive. Coaches without a plan don't. Our new nine-part Coach Builder limited podcast series is here to walk you through those steps! Just follow the Business Made Simple Podcast feed, and every Tuesday starting February 6th for nine weeks, host Donald Miller will unpack how you can start turning your expertise into a thriving coaching business. If you're ready to put an end to feeling undervalued at work and embark on the journey to becoming a successful coach, don't miss the upcoming Coach Builder limited podcast series. Follow the Business Made Simple Podcast feed wherever you stream podcasts, and every Tuesday for nine weeks starting February 6th, you'll learn the essential steps to establish a thriving coaching business, allowing you to make more money by working less and build a career you love! Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast.

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

#158: Mike Michalowicz—How to Build and Lead an Unstoppable Team

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- It’s not easy to build and manage diverse and productive teams. First, you’ve got to find the right people with the right mix of skills, then you’ve got to retain them over the long-term. Oh, and don’t forget about creating the kind of workplace culture where everyone can thrive! The anxiety and uncertainty surrounding team building can slow the growth and success of any business. So what are some practical solutions business owners can turn to when assembling their dream team? In today’s episode, Donald Miller is joined by author and entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz to talk about how to recruit and retain a team of top talent. They discuss Michalowicz's new book All In, which shows you what it takes to become a great leader and build an unstoppable team. You’ll walk away with useful tips that will help you overcome your fears and worries about the dynamics on your team. Listen in and learn effective ways to make changes inside your company, share responsibilities, and make sure everyone's personal goals align with the company's vision. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

#157: How to Stop Thinking Like a Victim and Become Your Own Hero

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Many people feel stuck in their situation, often thinking they're victims of their circumstances. This mindset can make you feel like a loser because your motivation plummets and hopelessness tends to set in. As a result, it becomes hard to accomplish what you want in life. Not being able to move past this frustration and have a fulfilling life is an all-too-common problem. So how can you rewire your brain to think more like a winner and start getting what you want? In this episode, host Donald Miller talks about how to beat these challenges and set goals you can actually achieve. He opens up about his own story of how he changed from feeling like a failure to developing a winning mindset and finding amazing success. Exploring ideas from his book Hero on a Mission, he invites you to look at life in a brand new way especially as you begin the new year. You’ll learn how to shift from feeling like a victim to feeling like the hero of your own story. Listen in and get Don’s timely advice on changing how you see yourself and your ability to live a meaningful life. Click here to order and listen to the audiobook version of Hero on a Mission on Audible. -- START THE NEW YEAR WITH A WEBSITE THAT WORKS AND A CLEAR PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS! JOIN SMALL BUSINESS FLIGHT SCHOOL BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 AND GET A FREE ONE HOUR WEBSITE REVIEW BY ONE OF OUR CERTIFIED MARKETING EXPERTS: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

#156: Will Guidara Returns—Is Hospitality the Ultimate Competitive Advantage?

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Business owners often find it hard to balance profitability with genuine customer care. If you’re too focused on getting things done quickly and making money, personal connections and customer service can often take a backseat. In a marketplace where business is often driven by the bottom line, how can you stand out by prioritizing relationships and exceptional customer service? In this episode, host Donald Miller welcomes Will Guidara back to the show. Will is the author of Unreasonable Hospitality and the former co-owner and manager of Eleven Madison Park, which became the #1 restaurant in the world. They discuss how to bring genuine care and top-notch service into any businesses, not just the hospitality industry. Their conversation goes beyond just business tips, exploring deeper ideas about the importance of caring for people in a world where respect for our fellow human beings seems to be slowly diminishing. Don and Will also answer and coach through listener submitted questions (submit your questions at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast) around how you can incorporate unreasonable hospitality into your business. Has your faith in humanity been slipping lately? Tune in to learn how to respond to business challenges with care and compassion. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

#155: Alex Hormozi—Facing Economic Uncertainty Head-On (REPLAY)

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- With inflation and interest rates hitting recent highs, fears of a recession have been mounting around the U.S. For small business owners, the threat of an economic downturn can be terrifying. But it’s important to recognize that recessions aren’t rare events—they happen roughly every 5 to 10 years. That's why it’s crucial for businesses to be equipped with strategies for these tough times. So how can you make sure your business can be resilient during extreme economic fluctuations? In this episode, we're revisiting Donald Miller's conversation with Alex Hormozi, founder of Acquisition.com and author of $100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No and $100M Leads: How to Get Strangers to Want to Buy Your Stuff. Alex shares 4 key steps to fortifying your business against an economic downturn so you can thrive during uncertain times. Tune in and learn how to adjust your finances and output to ensure that you make money (and don’t lose it) during a recession. Follow Alex on Instagram at Instagram.com/Hormozi. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

#154: Debunking the Myth of “Work-Life Balance” (REPLAY)

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- The concept of “work-life balance” often feels impossible, especially for business owners who can’t seem to switch off from work. Many people struggle to balance their job with their personal life, missing out on family events or relaxing downtime because of work demands. Constant stress and long work hours can have serious effects on your mental and physical health. They can lead to increased anxiety and feeling disconnected from family and hobbies. As we wrap up 2023, we're revisiting a past episode (#106: Why “Work-Life Balance” Isn’t Working For You) where Donald Miller provides a fresh take on work-life balance heading into the new year. He questions the common view that work and life can be perfectly balanced. Instead, he suggests that it’s something we all must continually evaluate and correct throughout our lives. Listen in and learn two reflective exercises that can help you understand what’s truly motivating your choices and how to reprioritize what matters most. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

#153: When the Going Gets Tough—How to Be Resilient in Business and Life

Join us on February 1 & 2, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Life isn’t always fair. As business owners, we all face tough times, complicated situations, and people who make our journey even more challenging. These problems can make us feel stuck, unsure of how to move forward in our personal and professional lives. So what’s the best way to face hard situations head on and come out unscathed? In today’s episode, join host Donald Miller as he shares strategies to deal with the unfair moments, complex issues, and difficult people you’ll inevitably confront in business and life. You’ll learn practical tips to turn those conflicts into opportunities for growth. Listen in and find out how to navigate life's difficult moments and emerge a wiser, better human being! -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

#152: AI Is Here to Stay—Here’s What Business Owners Need to Do Now

Join us on February 1, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Artificial intelligence is here to stay and understanding how to use it is becoming non-negotiable. But many business owners and entrepreneurs are still figuring out how to make the most of tools like ChatGPT. In the meantime, they’re missing out on the multitude of benefits these technologies can bring, like generating new product ideas or making their work 10x easier. So how can you get past the confusion and start using AI to keep up with the ever-evolving business landscape? In today’s episode, host Donald Miller brings in Dr. J.J. Peterson, Head of StoryBrand and host of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast, to tackle the wild and often-complicated world of AI. They discuss how AI, especially ChatGPT, can be a colossal help in areas like creating content, coming up with ideas, and learning new things. This episode gives business owners practical advice on how to use AI tools effectively, without the overwhelm! Tune in and learn how to use AI to solve problems, connect better with your customers, and stay ahead in the marketplace. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

#151: Ask Amy Porterfield: Your Online Marketing Questions Answered

Join us on February 1, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Many aspiring entrepreneurs find it hard to make the leap into the online business world. They see the potential in online courses or coaching but struggle with making good content, getting people interested, and selling their products and services. This often leads to a lot of hesitation and confusion that keeps would-be entrepreneurs stuck in jobs they hate for way too long. So we brought in one of our favorite experts to help you sort it all out! In this episode of Business Made Simple, host Donald Miller teams up with Amy Porterfield, author of Two Weeks Notice and leading expert on digital marketing and online course creation, to answer and coach through listener submitted questions including how to quit your 9-5, produce online courses, shift professional identities, and more. This episode is chock full of advice for anyone wanting to venture into the online business space. Tune in for expert insights on starting and growing a successful online business. Would you like Don to coach through your question like the ones featured in today's episode? Just go to BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast. Get free access to Amy's masterclass "How To Monetize An Email List In 4 Easy Steps" at AmyPorterfield.com/ListBuilding. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

#151: Ask Amy Porterfield—Your Online Marketing Questions Answered

Join us on February 1, 2024 at Coach Builder Summit, the ultimate free livestream event all about helping coaches and consultants build and grow their businesses. Lock in your spot at CoachBuilder.com/CoachSummit. -- Many aspiring entrepreneurs find it hard to make the leap into the online business world. They see the potential in online courses or coaching but struggle with making good content, getting people interested, and selling their products and services. This often leads to a lot of hesitation and confusion that keeps would-be entrepreneurs stuck in jobs they hate for way too long. So we brought in one of our favorite experts to help you sort it all out! In this episode of Business Made Simple, host Donald Miller teams up with Amy Porterfield, author of Two Weeks Notice and leading expert on digital marketing and online course creation, to answer and coach through listener submitted questions including how to quit your 9-5, produce online courses, shift professional identities, and more. This episode is chock full of advice for anyone wanting to venture into the online business space. Tune in for expert insights on starting and growing a successful online business. Would you like Don to coach through your question like the ones featured in today's episode? Just go to BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast. Get free access to Amy's masterclass "How To Monetize An Email List In 4 Easy Steps" at AmyPorterfield.com/ListBuilding. -- STUCK TRYING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE DON COACH THROUGH IT ON THE SHOW: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

#150: How to Streamline Your Social Media Use for Better Focus and Productivity

It’s our best Black Friday Deal ever! Get $100 off Business Made Simple when you sign up now at BusinessMadeSimple.com/BlackFriday. Join thousands of successful business owners who’ve used the 6-step plan to grow their small business. Visit BusinessMadeSimple.com/BlackFriday. to learn more and take advantage of our best offer of the year! -- Everyone has a love-hate relationship with social media these days. It’s great for staying in touch and laughing at cute pets, but it can also be a source of distraction and disconnection, especially in your personal life. Many find it hard to manage their time on social media, which can get in the way of real-world responsibilities. So, how can you enjoy social media without it taking over your life and getting in the way of your real-life friends and tasks? In this episode, host Donald Miller shares his personal strategies for balancing social media usage as a business owner, offering insights into how he limits his time on certain platforms while maximizing their benefits. You’ll learn practical tips to streamline your social media activities and still maintain an active, yet manageable, online presence. Tune in and discover how you can improve your social media habits and focus on what’s truly important. -- PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

#150: Don's Personal Strategies for Balancing Social Media

It’s our best Black Friday Deal ever! Get $100 off Business Made Simple when you sign up now at BusinessMadeSimple.com/BlackFriday. Join thousands of successful business owners who’ve used the 6-step plan to grow their small business. Visit BusinessMadeSimple.com/BlackFriday. to learn more and take advantage of our best offer of the year! -- Everyone has a love-hate relationship with social media these days. It’s great for staying in touch and laughing at cute pets, but it can also be a source of distraction and disconnection, especially in your personal life. Many find it hard to manage their time on social media, which can get in the way of real-world responsibilities. So, how can you enjoy social media without it taking over your life and getting in the way of your real-life friends and tasks? In this episode, host Donald Miller shares his personal strategies for balancing social media usage as a business owner, offering insights into how he limits his time on certain platforms while maximizing their benefits. You’ll learn practical tips to streamline your social media activities and still maintain an active, yet manageable, online presence. Tune in and discover how you can improve your social media habits and focus on what’s truly important. -- PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

#149: Tim Arnold—How to Lead Your Dream Team

It’s our best Black Friday Deal ever! Get $100 off Business Made Simple when you sign up now at BusinessMadeSimple.com/BlackFriday. Join thousands of successful business owners who’ve used the 6-step plan to grow their small business. Visit BusinessMadeSimple.com/BlackFriday. to learn more and take advantage of our best offer of the year! -- Are you struggling to get your team to click? In the world of work, getting everyone on the same page can feel like herding cats. Misunderstandings, conflicting ideas, and just not seeing eye-to-eye can turn your dream team into a group that barely gets things done. In an era where teamwork is the key to success, finding a way to make all these different pieces fit together is a puzzle many leaders are trying to solve. In today’s episode, host Donald Miller chats with Tim Arnold, author of Next Level Teamwork and a master in untangling the knots of team dynamics. Arnold brings a fresh perspective to the table, challenging the conventional ways of thinking about teamwork. He introduces a new teamwork concept that's all about embracing and managing the complexities within a team. Tune in and learn practical tips and insights to transform your team into a powerhouse of productivity and collaboration! Order Tim's book, Next Level Teamwork at TimArnold.ca/Books/. -- PRE-ORDER COACH BUILDER THE BOOK AND TRANSFORM YOUR EXPERTISE INTO A LUCRATIVE CONSULTING CAREER: CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2023

EXCLUSIVE EVENT - 5 Coaching Tactics Used By the Most Effective Business Coaches

Exciting news alert! To get results for your clients as a coach, delivering value in your coaching sessions is key. That’s why Donald Miller is hosting an exclusive livestream event this Friday (November 17, 2023) walking you through exactly how to do that no matter if you’re an aspiring or established coach. AND you can join us for this game-changing event for FREE! Just follow these three easy steps: Pre-order Don's new book, Coach Builder Submit your receipt number at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast Automatically secure your spot for the November 17th event Don’t miss out on this chance to join Don and learn how you can elevate your coaching game before the end of the year. Just pre-order Coach Builder before the November 17 event, submit your receipt number at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, and finally feel relief knowing you’ll be growing your coaching business the right way. See you there!

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

#148: Jen Gottlieb—How to Build a Media Presence that Lasts

Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and transform your expertise into a lucrative consulting career. If you pre-order right now at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, you'll unlock amazing bonuses like the 90-minute audio summary of the book so you're immediately able to jump start your coaching career! -- Feeling invisible in the bustling marketplace? You're not alone. Many brands and businesses hustle hard but still stay hidden in the shadows of their flashier competitors. It's tough to get the world to take notice, and even tougher to figure out where to start. If you're tired of watching from the sidelines and ready to step into the spotlight so you can transform your reach and reputation, this is the episode for you. Today, dive in with guest host Dr. J.J. Peterson as he chats with publicity dynamo Jen Gottlieb, author of Be Seen: Find Your Voice. Build Your Brand. Live Your Dream. Together, they unpack the nuances of creating a media presence that truly resonates with your audience. Jen, with her proven track record in helping clients shine in the public eye, reveals actionable strategies to help you secure media placements that can catapult your business to new heights. Tune in to discover how to turn the media's gaze your way and unlock the power of publicity for your business! Order Jen's book, Be Seen: Find Your Voice. Build Your Brand at JenGottlieb.com/BeSeen/. -- IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

#147: John Lowry—Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Negotiation

Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and transform your expertise into a lucrative consulting career. If you pre-order right now at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, you'll unlock amazing bonuses like the 90-minute audio summary of the book so you're immediately able to jump start your coaching career! -- Professionals often find themselves in situations where they need to negotiate, whether it's closing a deal, discussing salaries, or resolving conflicts. But many struggle to understand what it takes to be a good negotiator. They get caught up in demands rather than understanding real needs — often leaving a lot of value on the table. So how can you become a better negotiator who creates win-win scenarios? In today’s episode, Donald Miller is joined by John Lowry, author of Negotiation Made Simple, to discuss practical tips and strategies for effective negotiation. John sheds light on the importance of empathy, understanding, and the “good manners of negotiation.” By shifting focus from positions to the underlying motivations and emotions, you’ll learn how to improve your negotiation skills and make sure both parties leave the table satisfied. Tune in and discover how good negotiation skills can massively impact your life and business. -- IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2023

#146: How to Escape a Corporate Zombie Apocalypse! (Halloween Special)

Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and transform your expertise into a lucrative consulting career. If you pre-order right now at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, you'll unlock amazing bonuses like the 90-minute audio summary of the book so you're immediately able to jump start your coaching career! -- Even though it's the Halloween season, for many of you, the real horror is being trapped in a job that drains the life out of them, a corporate world filled with the ‘living dead’ – monotonous routines, unending meetings, and a lack of fulfillment. It’s a corporate zombie apocalypse where passion and creativity are often buried, and every day is a struggle to survive. But there’s hope! In this Halloween special of Business Made Simple, Donald Miller and Dr. J.J. Peterson (co-host of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast) unveil the ultimate survival guide made up of 8 straightforward steps you can use to break the chains, escape the job that haunts your dreams, and step into a world of freedom with your own successful coaching business. No tricks, all treat. Tune in and learn how to escape the soul-sucking zombie wasteland and create a fulfilling career you love! -- SUBSCRIBE TO THE MARKETING MADE SIMPLE PODCAST ON APPLE PODCASTS IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

#145: Your Website Probably Stinks—Here’s How to Fix It!

Is your website failing to bring in sales? You may have a great looking site with a fancy tagline, but if it’s not selling, you’re probably missing the most important element: clear messaging that shows how you solve your customer’s problem. So what steps can you take to transform your website into a revenue-generating engine? In today’s episode, host Donald Miller is joined by J.J. Peterson, Head of StoryBrand and co-host of the Marketing Made Simple Podcast, to discuss a simple formula for building a website that will generate leads and drive sales. You’ll also discover the reason why 65% of businesses fail and how you can avoid being one of them. Tune in and learn how to turn your website into a lean, mean sales machine! Get free access to The Ultimate Website Template at BusinessMadeSimple.com/Website. -- Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and transform your expertise into a lucrative consulting career. If you pre-order right now at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, you'll unlock amazing bonues like the 90-minute audio summary of the book so you can jump start your coaching career immediately! CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MARKETING MADE SIMPLE PODCAST ON APPLE PODCASTS IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

#144: How to Scale Your Service-Based Business Without Hiring

Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and transform your expertise into a lucrative consulting career. If you pre-order right now at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, you'll unlock amazing bonues like the 90-minute audio summary of the book so you can jump start your coaching career immediately! -- Service providers, like photographers, writers, or designers, often hit a revenue cap, limited by the hours they can work. Breaking through the revenue ceiling can be a challenge when your business relies heavily on your personal time and effort. So how can you scale your business and increase your revenue without working more hours? Is this even possible without making an expensive hire? In today’s episode, Donald Miller sits down with Tyler Core, owner of Tyler Core Photography!, a Chicago-based studio specializing in headshots for actors. After 15 years in business, Tyler is stuck when it comes to scaling. Don gives him a detailed, actionable roadmap to add a coaching element to his current business. Tune in and learn how you too can become a coach, and have more time, money, and impact! -- IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2023

#143: How to Escape the Hourly Rate Trap as a Coach

Pre-order Coach Builder, Donald Miller's new book, at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast and transform your expertise into a lucrative consulting career. If you pre-order right now at CoachBuilderBook.com/Podcast, you'll unlock amazing bonues like the 90-minute audio summary of the book so you can jump start your coaching career immediately! -- It's a common struggle for coaches—being tethered to an hourly rate, feeling undervalued, and unable to scale their business. The traditional model of trading time for money limits income potential and growth. So how do you transform your expertise into a sustainable, profitable business without being confined by the clock? In today's episode, host Donald Miller shares a new perspective pulled right out of his newest book, Coach Builder, offering coaches a lifeline out of this trap. He introduces actionable strategies to diversify income streams, optimize value delivery, and take your coaching practice to new heights. Listen to get the tools and guidance you need to grow and scale your coaching business today! -- IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

#142: Marlee Joseph—The Secret to Making Better Marketing Decisions

When it comes to marketing, it’s easy to feel bombarded with endless opportunities. The key is to choose wisely and avoid jumping at everything that comes your way. Marlee Joseph, the Director of Marketing at Business Made Simple, is a pro at this. She’s mastered the art of prioritization by using the ICE framework, a simple decision-making formula that helps her sift through marketing opportunities and pick the winners. In today’s episode, host Donald Miller sits down with Marlee to unpack this process and how it can help you avoid overwhelm in your business. You’ll discover how Marlee’s strategic use of the ICE Method has led to more informed decisions, prioritized actions, and amplified marketing impact. Tune in and learn how you can use the ICE Method to make smarter choices that boost your marketing and drive growth! -- FIND OUT WHAT NEXT STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO SELL YOUR SMALL BUSINESS: SellYourSmallBusiness.com. IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING A PLAN TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND REVENUE, FLIGHT SCHOOL IS FOR YOU! JOIN NOW: SmallBusinessFlightSchool.com. ORDER DON'S NEW BOOK "HOW TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS": GrowYourSmallBusiness.com SUBMIT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO GET COACHED ON THE PODCAST: BusinessMadeSimple.com/Podcast FIND AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/BusinessMadeSimple

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

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