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402: Why Failure is the Greatest Teacher

We all face failure in our lives. Sometimes the failure shows up in small doses on a daily basis. Sometimes the failure is bigger and throws our lives into a tailspin. Stephen Somers joins us to talk about failure and how to apply it to our own lives. He shares his personal story about how…

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304: Identify Your Skills and Strengths

Everyone, especially someone trying to start a business, should know what they can and cannot do. This would be identifying your skills and strengths, as well as your weaknesses and anti-strengths (a weakness that you can use as a strength in certain circumstances). Equally, you should also know what you enjoy doing and what you…

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303: Saying “No” So You Can Say “Yes”

Why is saying “no” so hard? Some of us are people-pleasers, so we like saying “yes” to people. It makes us feel better when we help others (gives us that dopamine boost). Sometimes, we feel like we need a “small distraction” from our other responsibilities. And, honestly, sometimes we just want to have some fun…

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302: Creating the Right Mindset about Your Side Biz

What is mindset and why is it important? Your mindset is your attitude about what you’re doing. If you have the wrong mindset, it can derail the work you’re trying to do. Money-first – this mindset puts you in a place of desperation or greed. All-or-nothing – this mindset puts unreal expectations on yourself and…

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301: Why Start a Side Business?

Welcome to the first episode of season 3 What is this podcast? Main topic – why start a side biz? Who am I? What is this podcast? Help you start a side biz Help you grow your side biz Help your personal growth Give you support, encouragement, and inspiration Why start a side biz? You…

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The ONE Thing

I wasn’t really paying attention, but we actually passed the 100 episode mark for this podcast a few episodes ago! That includes the episodes when this podcast was Quality Living Made Simple. I started this podcast back in February of 2013, so it took 3 1/2 years to get to 100. Obviously, I’ve missed several…

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Success to Significance with Aaron Walker

Our guest this week is Aaron Walker. He has started several businesses throughout the years, but his current endeavor is “View from the Top.” Aaron shares some fantastic things, including: How he started is first business How he retired several times, the first time at age 27 How he recovered from a tragedy How he…

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Personal Growth to Reach Your Potential

Dan Black was on the podcast to talk about his book “The Leadership Mandate” back in episode 33. That was back when this podcast was Quality Living Made Simple. I’m actually going to replay that episode for you here in minute, but before I do, I wanted to let you know that Dan has written…

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Tom Schwab’s Entrepeneurial Journey

Today’s guest is Tom Schwab. After serving in the Navy and trying several industries, Tom started Interview Valet, a service that connects podcasters and guests.

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