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In this episode, Amanda Bedell shares a powerful personal journey of overcoming challenges and achieving success in business. Chuck and Amanda reflect on the importance of profitability, discuss a 5-part framework for business success, highlight the 5-day focus program, and recommend insightful books for entrepreneurs.

Guest Bio:

Amanda Bedell is an entrepreneur who has grown her own 7-figure businesses and now helps other business owners achieve the same level of success. She is known for simplifying business complexities and assisting owner-operator businesses, particularly in the trades.

Key Points:

1. 02:35 – Amanda’s personal story of overcoming financial challenges in her business and the turning point in her approach.

2. 10:15 – The 5-part framework for business success discussed by Amanda, including market position, leads, conversions, sales, and profits.

3. 18:42 – Introduction to Amanda’s 5-day focus program and the importance of following proven steps and taking massive action.

4. 25:04 – Book recommendations for entrepreneurs: “The E-Myth Revisited” by Michael Gerber and “The One Thing” by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller.

5. 31:20 – Reflections on finding meaning in struggles, taking immediate action, and the significance of the 5-day focus program.

Main Quote:

“I have more to offer and I am not done yet.” – Amanda Bedell

Guest’s Website:

For more information about Amanda Bedell and her business strategies, visit: https://5-dayfocus.com/go?am_id=chuck883

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Chuck Anderson,

Affiliate Management Expert + Investor + Mentor

http://AffiliateManagementExpert.com/

Transcript
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Hello, everybody, and, welcome back to the Creative Collaboration Show.

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Chuck Anderson here, and this is the show where we help,

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business owners, entrepreneurs,

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of all types, different phases of business,

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you know, to really navigate, you know, the the growth of their

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business. And, you know, so many of us start our

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businesses to create financial freedom for ourselves, create

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financial freedom for our families. And, one of the

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measuring sticks that we have for that is is is is

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the size of our business or our annual sales, and and and it's

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commonly referred to as a 7 figure business that we're prepared to you know,

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that we're that we're pursuing building here. And

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today's guest not only has developed her

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own 7 figure businesses, but helps others

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navigate the growth of their business to 7 figures and beyond as

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well. So today, I have Amanda Bedell with me here

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today. So, Amanda, welcome. Thank you. Thanks so much for

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having me, Chuck. Oh, I am so thrilled that you're here, and this

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is this is a topic that we get asked about a lot.

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What does it really take to get to 7 figures and

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beyond? And, of course, everyone is in awe

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of people who've actually done it. And and so

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so we wanna unpack your story and kinda, like, learn from you

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and, see what you recommend in terms of, in

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terms of that pursuit. So, I think a best place

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to start, because I am not gonna butcher your introduction at all.

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I'm just gonna have you do it. So tell everyone a little bit more about

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yourself, your background, and how it led you to do the work that you're

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doing now. Sure. I like to share a

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story. A lot of times, I start with a story about

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really the end of my business. I

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had, wrote on my Facebook page in

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August of 20 18 this

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quote, if you will. And it said on there it said, in the

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review mirror of life, I will be able to look back on this

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time and see that these experiences helped me receive my heart's

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desire in grace and in perfect ways.

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That was code for shit's hitting the fan.

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Oh, am I allowed to say that here? Go for it. This is not for

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children. That was Amanda's

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code for nothing is going right. I

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had through the series of almost 7 years,

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I had made a series of decisions that had ultimately led

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me to very little profit, but

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a business that was generating 2.2 in annual

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2,200,000 in annual sales,

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but little profit. So I wasn't paying myself.

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I was, in 4 credit cards of debt. I

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had emptied my 401 k. I was literally out

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of personal capital. So the story

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there is, the it's it I have

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many stories within that. But, you know,

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kind of going back to where you started in the introduction,

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that we all have this idea when we start entrepreneurship or

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starting our business that we're going to make it to the $1,000,000

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revenue mark. If we make it to the $1,000,000 revenue mark, we're gonna have a

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business that Creative us what we want, which is financial freedom.

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And then with financial freedom, we have options. And one of

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those options might be more time with our family, with our friends, with

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whatever we feel is important. So those are the really the two reasons

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why we start businesses. 1 is financial freedom,

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but the other and and the hopes that we can make more money

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than we ever could working for someone else. But the other reason is

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that we might have that sellable asset at the end that, okay,

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if we work really hard, maybe we could build something that we can sell.

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Well, I have that same, my bakery

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story then is that I had all of this this

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revenue, lines out the door. It was a very popular place,

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but it relied on me 247.

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It it didn't have any net profit. So at the end of the

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day, when I sold my bakery, which it

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was, a successful sale on paper, it was far

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less than I could have lived on for any like, even a year

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after paying off all my debts. So

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what I'm saying there is that why we go into business is

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literally flawed from the beginning because we don't know how to accomplish the two

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reasons why we go into business. So that's what I'm here to do

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is to share from my the ashes of my failure that

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there are ways to go about it in a much smarter

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way and to hit those two things that we want. Mhmm. You

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know, I can relate to so much to your story. It reminds me of of

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of of some of my stories of which I also have multiple.

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And I remember the first time hitting 7 figures, adding it all

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up at the end, and realizing I paid $50,000

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for the privilege of doing over $1,000,000 in

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sales. And it's like, wait a minute.

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Isn't the point of this to make money? Isn't this the point you know,

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like you said, we wanna take care of our families, and we wanna, you

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know never mind leave a legacy. Like, we we do

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we hear of that a lot as well, but even just being profitable,

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but to actually pay for the privilege, I would have been further ahead to just

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have a job. And and, you know, these these yeah. This is

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it it reminds me of that a lot. And so

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so what was the kind of the transition out of that? So what did you

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do? Like, so the you know, so you have this business. You're working

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247. My my gosh. I can relate to that. Mhmm.

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And, and so you're realizing it's not profitable.

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What do you do? Well, I panicked for

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about 2 years straight, and put even more of myself

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into it, to the point where, you know, I was stressed.

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I maybe slept 3 hours, 4 hours a night.

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I had 3 shifts running at the bakery. I had 15

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employees. I was running 247. But

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what I found, so I found the

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10,000 small businesses program through Goldman Sachs,

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and there is where I found

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colleagues that were like me. I had been on the

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search in my panic for, information for

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business of what I call the business 2 point o. I've already

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started my business. It's successful. I've got lines out the door. I don't need

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customers. I need systems, and I need

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a way to get to profitability.

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And I couldn't find that information anywhere. I

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did get into the 10,000 small businesses program,

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and that helped me in some sense. But,

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really, it was the peers that really made that

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whole journey worth it in the end for me, because I

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got to get to know someone someone specifically named Tim, who

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I talk about a lot in my stuff. Tim was

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there in my corner, and he's the only person I told

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the truth to. So, I didn't

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believe in business coaches at the time. I didn't really know what they were,

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to be honest. I thought maybe that would be like therapy, and I didn't

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want therapy. I wanted results. I wanted, someone to help

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me, like, get more profit in my business than anybody that I talked to

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that seemed to be in the coaching realm. It was more questions and

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and getting the information outside of me, and I was just, like, really

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frustrated with that idea. And then business consultant, that

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kind of role, seemed to have a, to

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me, a stigma around it costing too much and that I wouldn't be able to

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afford it. So I guess

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through that whole experience, what I ended up doing

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was leaning on a personal

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friend who helped me kind of get out of

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my spinning. So I would talk to him. He was the only person that knew

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everything that was going on. But,

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what he did want on that August day that I

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alluded to at the beginning of this conversation was he said

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something to me that stopped me in my tracks and made me stop

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spinning. He said, why are you fighting so hard for this

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when you have so much more to do?

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Until then, I had I had no idea I had more to do.

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I thought that the my whole world, everything

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was wrapped up, my ego, you know, my my friends' and

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family's money. Everything was wrapped up into this

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company, and I was fighting for something that wasn't serving

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me. It's almost like I got everything that I needed

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from it, and I needed to step away. So he is the one

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that really woke me up. And that's when I started to realize

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the power of having somebody who knew the truth

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behind everything, in order to wake you up

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because you can't read your own message when you're inside your own bottle.

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I've heard that from somewhere. I don't remember where.

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But, yeah, you can't read the message when you're inside the bottle. So having

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that outside person helping me see that really what

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I was doing was just running myself ragged in Anderson the ground with this

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company. And it didn't mean that the company wasn't awesome and successful.

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It just mean it meant that it needed to live beyond Amanda at this

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point. I love what you just said.

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Like, having that business that you know,

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beyond Amanda. Right? And that I feel so, you know,

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so similarly about, you know, some of my businesses, and it's so easy

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to create that full time job, that 247. Like you

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said, your ego gets so attached to it. I mean, it's this thing

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that you created and you pour so much into,

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and I do not quit easily. Right? It I don't my

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mantra is always the the, you know, you only fail if you

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quit, and and so I just cannot allow myself to

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quit. And, you know, there's there's pivots.

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There you know, we we do evolve, but I don't quit

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very easily. And, you know, the business that I was in, I

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definitely should have quit and and eventually did once I found something

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better. But, but, you know, that that is

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that's it. I mean, as entrepreneurs, we care so deeply for our business.

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Mhmm. And I love the fact that you had this this confidant, this this

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this friend that you could really be honest with because entrepreneurs, when

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we get together, you know, and we we talk about how well

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it's going and the new offer that we just created and, you

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know, this new promotion that we're so excited about. And Mhmm. You know,

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the the future, that horizon that we're trying to

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get to, we're always self promoting, but then to

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have an honest and real conversation with a fellow entrepreneur that

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gets it Mhmm. That's rare. Yeah.

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It is. It's super rare, and it's super hard

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to let someone in like that. And I gotta say

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it's something that I still work on. I have 4 coaches

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now, and they know that when I get

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quiet, that's when something's going on. Because I still

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I just shut up, and I just, like, work. I'm, like, just go go

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go go go go go. Just don't stop. And,

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what I'm learning is that when I breathe,

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a, like, actually take a full breath,

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which a lot of us when we're in scarcity mode can't do.

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But a lot of things kinda start to shake out.

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Yeah. You know, we're we're very similar in that in that regards because

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that's what happens to me too. I I just put the blinders

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on. I focus. I stop talking. It's,

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and which is weird because I talk for a living. Yeah. And and

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Me too. It is a little bit, tough that way.

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But, I totally get it. So so going through

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this experience, you know, the and and now

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this turning point into the work that you do now, and that's helping

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other people navigate their journey through

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building and operating a 7

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figure business. Mhmm. You know, who who who are

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you working with? Who's coming into your world,

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looking for your help in navigating this? Because now with this

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wisdom and the, you know, the what to do and what not to do

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and some of the things you you learned about in your business, you're now

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helping people with. Mhmm. What are you hearing? Who are who's showing up,

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and, who are you working with? Yeah. And, you know, it did take

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a while. It took, because right in the middle, it

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was the pandemic too. So it took me 3 years to

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really transition. And I'm gonna that

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the word failure was a word that I couldn't

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bakery business even though it was successful

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fail on paper. All of my debts were paid.

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I had a little bit left over to live for a minute.

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I still let go of what was something that I I really

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loved and I build from nothing. So I

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didn't jump right into where I am today,

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just to clarify that. It's been more than 3

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years now. Show several years during the

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pandemic, I also had a life,

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like shaking moment where all of that stress from the

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bakery, all of the things that I was doing to myself and my body,

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had resulted in me having cancer. So

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I did cancer treatment during the pandemic. It was 2

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full years. And, I ended up living with my

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parents, and I spent a lot of time alone.

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So because during the pandemic, no one could come

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with me during my treatments or any of the surgeries I

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had, I had to I Show I

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spent a lot of time alone. And I I guess I just wanna highlight that

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piece of, there's there's time

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in between that. It's not like you shift and you're just

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like, okay. Let me, sell, you know, sell myself as

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some kind of business consultant or coach or whatever you wanna call

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me. I've been earned the title of business chaos

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sorter. That's how my clients like to call me because no

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matter what, when they talk to me, they know what they need to do, and

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I kind of help them remove all of

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the distractions and the chaos of what they deal with every day. And

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each week, they know exactly, what they deal with every day. And each

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week, they know exactly, like, the one thing they have to do that week to

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move their business forward even though they're working in multiple different areas of

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their business and being pulled in many different directions. They know that they can

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feel that sense of, of, growth

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and and moving on to the next step, whether that be

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profitability or financial freedom or whatever we're trying to get to.

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Right? So, sorry. I bypassed that just slightly.

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No. That's no. It's good that that we that we talked about that

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because that that's a critical part of the turning point. I think we

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we we started touching on it but didn't finish that because,

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you're right. There there is it's not like flipping a light switch.

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It's not like, oh, well, this business didn't work. That

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switch is off, and I'm gonna go start this other business

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now. Switch is on. And when you really become attached

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and you really, work a business for a long time and you

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pour everything you have into it,

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there is that difficulty letting go. Mhmm. And

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the next phase, the next idea doesn't necessarily

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come right away. Right away. It's like there is

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this transition period. And so the pandemic was an

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interesting time for a lot of reinvention, a lot of pivots.

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Mhmm. And, not only did you experience that in your

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business, but with your health as well. Yeah. I mean,

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what what was the message that you really got? And, you know, and and I've

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never had a in a health situation, like that. What what

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was the what was the the sort of the turning point or the wake up

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call and say, you know what? Like, I'm really going to do things

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differently from this point forward. For me,

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it it to be honest, it had a lot to do with abusing my

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body, with alcohol. Mhmm. So I would over drink, which

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I know a lot of entrepreneurs do that. They hide their

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their fears in potentially in alcohol or other

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recreational drugs or maybe not even recreational drugs.

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So the the entrepreneurship

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population can use,

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crutches, if you will, at more of a a

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higher rate than those that do other things.

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Also, entrepreneurs have a higher suicide rate,

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than other people in different, you know,

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work life situations. So it's really

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important, I guess, for me to call that out.

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That's my wake up call was that my life is

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really important, and I have a lot more to say, and I'm not done

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yet. So as I was working through my cancer

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treatment, even in the moment even though in the

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moment, I was just worrying about the next step. So I was very

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intentional about steps. Like, I'm not thinking ahead. I'm just

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gonna work on the next step, the next step. What am I doing next? You

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Show? And not, forecasting the future. But I

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was also, healing from the

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experience that I had put myself through those 7 years and

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kind of the hole that I dug myself into when it came to reliance on

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alcohol. So that was the biggest shift that I

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made post pandemic and post cancer is

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that I no longer do that with my body. I,

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I believe that that's poison and that

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my brain and everything works so much better, and I can

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fulfill my purpose at a

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better capacity when I'm at at a 100% or more.

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You know, I've had so many experiences, with that, especially with

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fellow entrepreneurs who who, you know, did take

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things too too far. And and, you know, I

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it's so easy when you go to events and you get around other entrepreneurs and

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you're socializing, and and it's so easy, you know, for

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things to, to to get out of

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control. I mean, there's the annual summits that we go to in the affiliate marketing

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industry that are considered to be, like, the big party every year.

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And, and so when the party start, I go back to my hotel room.

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And so, so that is something I also learned because I

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I like being able to think clearly. I like to be able

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to, you know, to to be able to have all my

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faculties and to be able to process ideas. And and

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yeah. Right? It really diminishes our ability to do that

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when Yeah. When alcohol and and other substances are in

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involved. And it may seem like you get all these wild and crazy

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ideas when you're under the influence, but the day

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afterwards and how much time I lost Mhmm.

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Recovering in you know, recovering from that night

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out. Yeah. I just say that I had my life quota.

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I met my life quota early. Mhmm. Really.

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But, yeah, that was the biggest shift for me. Mhmm. Yeah. It's a it's it's

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a huge turning point. And, you know, having, again, you

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know, given up, giving up alcohol as well, it

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it it made a huge difference in terms of the

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productivity, the focus,

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the be you know, being able to actually, you know,

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follow through on on on some of the the

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plans and not have them sort of, derailed or or just,

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you know, doing this over here and then doing that over there. I mean, the

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focus is just so so huge. So, you know,

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I I can really relate to that as well. Well, so

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let's let's talk a little bit about who you're helping now.

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And, and I know you have a program, the the the 5

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day focus that really helps as well. Let's let's make sure we

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have that in there, and then unpack a little bit about what people learn from

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that. So let's let's talk a little bit about, you know, who you're serving,

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and then and then and then we'll get into talk about the event a little

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bit. So Sure. Yeah. So I,

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most as I shake out through you know, when you first

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start a business like this, you're kind of just going with anybody that

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comes to you. So I've worked with over

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300 businesses now in almost every

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single industry, and I found a

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passion more for those in trades, those

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that, like, they build stuff, they

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make, you know, floors or the plumbers, the electricians,

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Absolutely adore working with women who are in those,

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sectors because a lot of times women in

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the trades are the people who are, they're

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single mothers or they migrated to this country for a

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better, life. They're this those types

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of businesses as well, they're, the easiest ones to get

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started. They're low barrier entry. You can start a

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landscaping business with very little,

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money, cleaning business with very little money.

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So, that's what who I love to work with. I love to see them

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flourish. A lot of what I do is

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I simplify, the complexities of business

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through a lens called the 5 part framework.

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And that 5 part framework kind of strips away this idea that

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we have to have all of these different things. I

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know one of the things that you talk about, you know, is,

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Collaboration versus, and I see it, like, from a

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lead generation strategy, collaborations being something

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that's much more fruitful versus

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something like a social media strategy,

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especially for trades folks, those people who are

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serving people in a specific demographic or

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geographic location. We don't need to shout out to the whole

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world what we're doing or how different the floor looks.

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We need to make sure that the people in our communities know

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that we have that we're available and that we have access

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on our calendar. So those are the people that I tend to work with now.

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They're in construction. They serve, they're service

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based businesses. They're women mostly, though I do

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have men in my, in my group. I also

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do one on ones with manufacturing facilities

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too because my bakery was a manufacturing company.

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Not just manufacturing, but manufacturing things that are very

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tasty and things that I wanna get all the time. But

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Well, not with my companies now. Those are more

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like, CNC Show, and then I've got, like,

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yeah, wind vane maker,

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and then a a digital board. What are those

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called? A a circuit board manufacturing.

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And yeah. Yeah. Wow. It's in a

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it's a sector that, you don't always hear a lot

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about, especially in the networking circles, a lot of the

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entrepreneurship, especially in digital marketing where, you know, there's a lot of

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coaches and consultants Mhmm. Speakers and

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authors. And I find it refreshing that you are,

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working with also business owners and entrepreneurs in their

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own right, but, you know, completely different

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in the way that their business operates, in the way that they provide their

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services, in the way that they do their lead gen, and the systems

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that they need and, and then all of that.

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And, you know, it reminds me of a you know, at at I was at

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a conference about a year ago, and I met a company who

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specialized in lead gen for those types of service businesses.

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Oh, good. And then and I it was like out of out of all of

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the booths, about 25% of them

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were serving that audience. And

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it was interesting because you don't see that at digital marketing events all that often.

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So it is a huge sector, and, and and a

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lot of the support resources and a lot of the training and a lot of

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the programs are just not designed for them. And so

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the fact that you do this, I think, does give you some uniqueness in

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the marketplace, and you are serving, you know,

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business owners in a sector that really need that support

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and, you know, don't have it because so many of them are owner operators

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Mhmm. That like you said, they started the business they're in because of

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a low barrier entry. They're providing a great service, but

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they weren't necessarily business people to begin with. Right? Right. It's like

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you kinda learn out of necessity. It's like, oh, I have this problem. How do

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I fix this? How do I now I have this problem. How do I fix

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it? Yeah. So so, so talk a little bit

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about, how you help them to in in that

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journey. Like, what is, you know, what what is it that you're helping them to

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navigate through their business? And, and then let's, and then

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let's tell them a little bit about the 5 day focus as well because I

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think that's a great place for someone to start Mhmm. If they're

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if if they're on this journey. Yeah. I and

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yeah, so I work with them, you know, again, through that lens of

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a 5 part framework. So we make sure that each piece of that

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5 part framework is being, utilized,

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and we're focusing on 1 or 2, and

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that's it, strategies in each of the areas. So the 5 part

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framework is it's your foundation. So it's

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your, what I call market dominating position. How

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are you different than everybody else that sells what you sell? Under

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foundations, you've got, your education,

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any certifications you need, your business

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strategy or business model, your financial models. That's all

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in foundations. And then we have leads. So how are you

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getting your leads? And leads, there's literally 100,

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if not thousands of tools and tactics and

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thousands of opinions on what you should do from a lead generation standpoint.

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But I really mostly force my clients to

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pick 1 or 2 at the most,

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lead generation strategies. And then we wanna be able to draw a straight line

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from their lead strategies to conversions. So

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there's a lot of different strategies around conversions

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and how do you convert people.

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Then from conversions, it's number of sales. So,

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a business is, really a hobby if it only

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has one sale and then they're gone. What

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we need is consistent sales. So how do

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we have, our customers buy from us more than once

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and multiple times every year? And then from

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that, then we work on profits. So that's the 5 part framework.

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It's, foundations, leads, conversions,

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transactions, and profits.

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From that then, working on 1 to 2 strategies of what's

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already working. So most of the people that I work with have already had

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their business for several years, and they

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likely already have employees. So, there

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are multiple things that I can look at inside their business to

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see what's already working and where can I quickly

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tighten up just areas to make

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financial gains quickly? And financial gains, I mean,

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either in cash flow, so the bank balance,

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or our net profit at the end of the year. So we need to see

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that up because remember that our goal is to either have or our

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goal is to make more money than we could, in a

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career and then also have a sellable asset at the end.

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So both of those goals are what we're working towards for

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them. So we wanna first hit that 1,000,000 in revenue

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and that but I also don't want them working in it all the time. So

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we need to build in the systems and look for the people that we need

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in the different seats in that company in order for them

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to grow to that size and then more. Okay.

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So do you want me to go into the 5 day focus? Yeah. Tell them

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about the 5 day focus. I will gonna put a link beneath the video and

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in the podcast show notes so people can register for it. And,

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yeah, tell them about what it is and why they should attend.

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Yeah. So the 5 day focus is kind of my entry point where people can

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get used to me or maybe dip their toe into what it's like to have

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a business chaos order or coach or consultant if you wanna call me that.

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Whatever you wanna call me. I prefer business chaos order.

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But just so you have an idea of what that feels like to have

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someone on your side. So this is really for,

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somebody that's been in business for at least 3 years and you've maybe

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hit a wall, or if you've been like me where it was about

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2,000,000 annually, but you were working all the time. Or

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it could also be for a business that's stuck in kind of that

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250, 500 k range,

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annually with dreams of what that $1,000,000 business could look like

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on you. All that they have to do when they come into the

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program is follow the proven steps, and I show them it

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all for free. This is actually only available

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on, like, your platform for free or if you come in

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through another, by a strategic plan, which actually hasn't come

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up, yet. But, it's very

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exclusive for you to get the free

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access, so I'm really excited that you have that there. But,

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what the 5 day focus is is it's 60

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minutes for 5 days in a row, and then you walk away with the

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7 figure framework that you can use now and well into the

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future. What we have is an immersive educational experience

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on Zoom, and we interact in real time. And then

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you get to experience connection of a room filled with

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people that are just like you, that are excited to collaborate

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and grow. And the only way that all of it get all of the work

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gets done and that you get to that 7 figure business is

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through accountability. So every day, I have

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actionable steps that happen, and then you do that over the 24 hour

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period. You come back. We dig into it. We do more.

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That will keep you going towards that goal to the end of the at the

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end of the 5 days where you're not only inspired and supported

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because that's how you can feel after a big learning event. You can feel

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so inspired and, yay, I'm gonna do this, But then you forget

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about it and you haven't taken massive action. So what we do in our

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5 in our 5 day focus is create

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massive action each and every day. So that not,

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that event and that,

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investment in time is not just felt right then and there, but

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that you feel the impacts for months, if not years,

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to come. Show that's the 5 day focus, and you'll have,

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access to that free link, in the description

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below. Yeah. So that sounds amazing,

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and it's definitely a resource I wish I had when I was in the telecom

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business. And, you know, we were spending so

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much money on this business. Like I said, reaching

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7 figures, but paying for the privilege of doing it. You wanna actually be able

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to keep some of the money that you're earning. You really need that

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framework. Mhmm. So check out the description just beneath

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this video. There is a link there. If you're listening to this on a podcast,

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just click into the player. There's the show notes there. The links are all

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there as well, and, we will connect you directly to

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Amanda. So, Amanda, this has been awesome. I can

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tell already that you and I could, like we could do a deep dive into

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any one of these topics. Like, we could probably spend, like, 4 more hours

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doing this. And so but I think the best next best

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thing is go register for the 5 day focus and and

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spend that hour a day with with Amanda. It will be definitely time well

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spent. And it's only an hour a day, so you can still do your

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business. Right? You can still Yeah. You don't have to, take a week off or

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anything. Yeah. And so this has been, I

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I mean, I love your stories. I can relate to so many of them. I

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love the work that you're doing. This whole journey of being

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an entrepreneur has been one of tremendous

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personal growth for me. I mean, I always tell people that

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your business only grows to the extent that you do. Mhmm. And,

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a big part of that has been books. So while I have you here

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and before we sign off, I just wanted to find out, like, what book

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if if if you were to recommend a book as a must read that's been

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the most inspirational book to you or the one that really helped you the

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most in this journey, which book would you recommend?

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Well, based off of everything that we talked about, I'm gonna go

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with. So the, what Michael

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Gerber? Michael Gerber. Yeah. Yeah. That was

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the the author, the. I think I

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wish I would have read that when I was at my bakery.

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But for action, I would say the one thing. So

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I'm actually gonna cheat and do 2. Oh, there you go. So the one thing

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is the other one that I would do. Tell us about the one thing

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because I don't know that I know that one. Okay. That is,

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Jay Papasan and Gary Keller.

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Okay. And the one thing I use that

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for my clients now in that I ask

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them, to every single day ask themselves, what is the

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one thing that if it got done, everything else would

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either be easier or completely fall away? So when I

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looked at my list, I'm a list person. I have lists that create lists

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of lists. Like, literally all the lists.

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And, what I do is look at that every single day, and I'm like,

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okay. What's the first domino? What's the one thing that's gonna really make a

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difference? And that really helps melt away any of the,

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feelings of, like, I have to go in any other direction

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in this direction or that direction. And it's like, what's the one

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thing that okay. If I need cash flow, what's the one thing I can

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do today to get cash flow? What's the one

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thing that I can do today if I need, more

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profit? You know? So, like, kinda thinking of in terms of

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that. I love that. I'm gonna have to go and read that

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book next, because that I love the idea because I can

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relate to the lists, and those lists never they're

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never 0, and they never go away. But there

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are things that you can prioritize that if you did that thing

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first, it takes care of so many of the other things that are on the

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list. And I think that's brilliant. I love that idea. And so

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that's gonna change my journaling tomorrow morning. It's gonna, and

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I'm gonna go check out that book for sure. So we'll make sure that the

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links to that book recommendation are in the show notes as well.

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So, Amanda, thank you. This has been so amazing. And,

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I just wanted to, you know, as we kinda bring this episode in for a

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landing here, ask you if you had any final piece

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of advice or words of wisdom to end this episode by.

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Sure. I guess what I would say is if you're

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struggling right now or maybe if you've made decisions

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that have turned out to be failures, please remember

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that you will be able to make connections

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to why this all happened to you

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later be because I think this is a Steve Jobs quote.

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We can't connect the dots moving looking forward. We can

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only looking back. So I would take a

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deep breath and make note of what comes to mind and what do

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you need to take away from this whole time that you've listened to us

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and maybe write that down so that you can say it back to yourself

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when you have, your future reflection. Yeah.

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That is brilliant. Because, you know, one of the things that we always I

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end this episode by is, you know, pick one thing that we that

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you heard here today and go and do it. There you go. It really tie

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ties in nicely with your book recommendation, the one thing, and all

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of that. So what is that thing that really

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helped you today? Go and do it today. And then

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while you're at it, go click on the link and and and, register for the

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5 day focus there as well. So, Amanda, thank you so much.

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This has been amazing. To our audience, thank you.

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This has been the Creative collaboration show with Chuck Anderson, and,

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we'll see you on the next one, everybody. Thank you.

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