Speaking Of Wealth

Tor decided to leave his six-figure job in order to follow his passion - to help online entrepreneurs save time and increase results. He is a productivity coach, entrepreneur and blogger.

As an unknown blogger, Tor was featured in 158 blogs in 14 months and wrote a post about productivity tips that surpassed 20,000 views in 6 days. He talked with Jason about how he did it, and some of the important steps you can take to boost your productivity.

Key Takeaways:

[2:05] How Tor started getting featured on other blogs

[4:06] Tor gives an important tip on what to ask for when you email your influencers

[6:09] Some of the best tips Tor got in response for his article

[7:35] The most important time management tip Jason has ever had in his life

[11:03] How Tor actually got influencers to agree to be a part of a post for an unknown blogger

[14:21] The way Tor marketed the article after he had it posted, even finding support from surprising sources

[16:51] How you need to view your blog posts in order to make them succeed.

Website Mentioned:

www.timemanagementchef.com
www.timemanagementchef.com/productivity-tips/

Direct download: SW_245_Tor_Refsland.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

Nile Nickel is a self-made time tested LinkedIn Expert. He attended Business School at St. Petersburg’s Eckerd College, and has incorporated his love for technology into all of his businesses. He is currently the President and CEO of  Balance Engines LLC, Small Change LLC, and Revenue Assurance Holdings LLC.

Nile has a vast Social Media background and when LinkedIn was launched he was one of the first people to dive in, noticing the tremendous SEO potential and value behind it.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] Nile's LinkedIn philosophy

[3:34] How LinkedIn is more than most people think

[5:13] How to start the process of creating a great LinkedIn profile

[7:59] Using keywords in your LinkedIn profile and where to find them

[11:11] Nile breaks down the difference in pay levels for LinkedIn and what would actually make them worth the cost

[13:51] Tackling the Summary part of your profile

[17:26] The increasing use of LinkedIn in the job market

[18:40] Why job seekers and job recruiters love LinkedIn

[21:49] Breaking down if you really want as many connections as possible, or if you should pick and choose carefully

Website Mentioned:

www.linkedinfocus.com

Direct download: SW_244_Nile_Nickel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

Mary Spio is Chief Visionary & Product Architect at CEEK VR. She started her career as a Deep Space Engineer working with companies such as Boeing Digital Cinema, Intelsat and Aerospace Corp developing technologies that have changed media and communications. Through her ventures she's provided technical guidance and content solutions for over 200 radio stations, Microsoft XBOX, Tribune News Company, Coca Cola, Toyota and much more.

Every once in a while something comes along with the potential to shift the way we do things, as a Digital Cinema pioneer at Boeing, she had the rare opportunity to help create the technology that changed the entire movie distribution paradigm working with Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox and other major studios. From there she pioneered an online video distribution platform that became the defacto standard for many media companies and brands to distribute their content digitally. And now…here she is again building what she believes will be the standard for mixed reality content creation and distribution CEEK.

Mary talks with Jason about where virtual reality is now, where it's going and what it all means for the individual.

Key Takeaways:

[2:28] How quickly technology in the virtual reality world is changing

[4:57] The best VR technology on the market today

[6:31] The difference between virtual and augmented reality

[9:34] Mary describes a virtual reality experience

[12:17] How CEEK has had to meld their new technology with existing file types

[15:35] The consumer readiness of VR technology and how phones might be the first things targeted

[18:05] How Mary got into the VR world

[20:56] The entry cost for VR technology

Website:
www.ceek.com

Direct download: SW_243_Mary_Spio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

Craig Valentine is the President of The Communication Factory, LLC, which is an award-winning company that helps organizations profit by presenting with impact and persuading with ease. As a motivational speaker, he has spoken in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar (Doha), England, Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Australia giving as many as 160 presentations per year. He is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International.

Craig Valentine is also the Co-Founder of the World Class Speaking program, which helps up-and-coming speakers and speech coaches turn their presentations and programs into huge profits. Craig is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Nuts and Bolts of Public Speaking, Co-Author of the books, World Class Speaking and World Class Speaking In Action, and contributing author for the books Guerrilla Marketing on the Front Lines, Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars, and Guerrilla Marketing Remix.

Jason and Craig talk today about how to properly use humor in your speeches to help sell.

Key Takeaways:

[2:22] How winning the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking gave him a new motto

[5:45] The importance of stories as anchors in speeches

[7:51] The progression of a successful story

[10:00] Some of the master speakers that Craig likes

[12:32] Using self deprecating humor

[16:34] How to not fear the sell

[18:49] Always sell the result

[21:45] Using facial expressions in speeches to maximize impact

Websites Mentioned:

www.52speakingtips.com

Direct download: SW_241_Craig_Valentine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

John Bowen is the founder of AESNATION.com, an online community of entrepreneurs balancing success with making a difference in the world. There, he hosts the recurring podcast, "Accelerating Entrepreneurial Success." Bowen is also founder of Financial Advisor Select, an organization that matches customers with vetted financial advisors in their communities. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] AES' 60 million household survey on the importance of being a business owner

[4:13] The 6 key drivers for entrepreneurial success

[8:04] Identifying the key concerns

[12:58] Creating family office type environments for people without 100 million dollars

[15:17] Realizing how much wealth the government takes over your life and why it's so important to minimize

Websites Mentioned:
 
www.aesnation.com

Direct download: SW_241_John_Bowen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early to Rise since 2011. He’s also a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto, author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines.

Craig is also the author of "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life".

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] Controlling the morning

[6:12] The proactive morning approach

[7:38] Identifying your OCD loops

[11:06] Starting to script out your day

[12:48] Where to start in the Perfect Day Kit

[14:38] Defining Magic Time

[15:54] Why Craig believes you should really try and be a morning person

[18:33] The app that makes Jason's morning

[20:27] The 5 Pillars

[23:35] Making the afternoon productive

[25:23] Creating a Not To Do List

[24:48] The new Law of Attraction...the Law of Action Attraction

Resources Mentioned:

www.earlytorise.com
www.perfectdayformula.com
Tabata Pro App

Direct download: SW_240_Craig_Ballantyne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

Keith J. Cunningham has more than thirty years of experience in business and investments. He has started several companies, negotiated about deals of millions of dollars, and has brought in and used for his business companies hundreds of millions.

He has made little deals, but also completed several big Wall Street transactions. He has acquaintance with business and investments from all possible points of view – from getting money to start a company, to big operations, to evaluations of companies, to investments in companies and markets.

He's also an entrepreneur, international speaker and published author of
two successful business books. He teaches life-changing business skills to thousands of top executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs across the world.

Key Takeaways:

[1:53] Today's business environment requires you to have to embrace change

[4:23] How to figure out what's going to be the difference that makes the difference in your company and the 4 jobs of a CEO

[5:51] Some examples of problems versus symptoms

[9:17] The impact of a lower barrier to entry in creating companies and if raising capital is still needed for the most part

[12:07] How to raise capital, what investors are looking for when you take your idea or product to them

[15:34] Trying to find the most effective structure for your business

[18:53] The dumb tax

[21:03] The 3 part question you should always be asking yourself

Website Mentioned:

www.keystothevault.com

Direct download: SW_239_Keith_Cunningham.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

John Tesh’s highly successful and varied career path includes a 10-year run as anchor on Entertainment Tonight, six hit public television specials, including his landmark Live At Red Rocks in 1994, a string of #1 radio hits, his popular nationally syndicated radio show “Intelligence For Your Life” in which he has 14.5 million listeners, and a high profile advertising and marketing company. His musical accolades since releasing his debut album Tour De France in 1988 include seven million units in total sales; a Keyboard Magazine Award; a 2003 Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for his double CD The Power of Love; and gold certification for his Live At Red Rocks album.

His advertising and marketing company, TeshMedia, handles clients such as numerous Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s Petsmart, Amway, Geico Insurance and PetSmart. Tesh’s book “Intelligence for Your Life: Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth”, has spent time on the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal & Amazon.com best-seller lists. The award-winning daily and weekly show he calls “purpose driven radio”, recently secured the trademarks for three more categories in their “Intelligence for....” family. “Intelligence for Your Health,” “Intelligence for Your Pets” and “Intelligence for Your Love Life” have been added to Tesh's core brand, and will be developed into stand-alone content-rich websites with products designed around the “Intelligence” Tesh and his staff have gathered in the 10 years since they launched the show.

Key Takeaways:

[4:36] How The John Tesh Radio Show found its niche and is designed to run on any format

[9:35] The importance of "picking a lane" in life and how it can lead to success

[15:15] The most important type of books John thinks you should be reading

[20:07] How John and his wife met, and why pretty women don't seem to get asked out as much

Resources Mentioned:

www.ifylondemand.com
www.tesh.com
www.teshmusic.com
Focus: The Future of Your Company Depends on It
Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition

Direct download: SW_238_John_Tesh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

Gerard Adams is a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. His lifes purpose is to inspire other Millennials to leverage their passions for success and create the lifestyle they dream of.

Gerard started from the bottom, and made it his mission to get to the top, doing what he was passionate about, and giving a voice to the millenial generation. He co-founded a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com, hustled, and recently sold it for $50,000,000.

After meeting Tony Robbins, Gerard is now dedicating his life to mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs to help them avoid the pitfalls he faced.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] How EliteDaily.com got started

[7:40] How to hire and pay writers for your publication/company/blog

[11:10] How EliteDaily.com was able to ensure they were speaking with the right voice

[14:24] EliteDaily.com's current size

[16:26] The rising importance of video in today's online landscape

[19:07] Gerard's new thought leader business

Website Mentioned:

www.gerardadams.com

Direct download: SW_237_Gerard_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Gerri is Head of Market Education for Nav, a website that helps entrepreneurs manage and build their personal and business credit. She is also co-author of the new book Finance Your Own Business with Garrett Sutton.

Jason and Gerri have an in-depth discussion about what business credit is, how you can obtain it, how you can actually attain GOOD business credit and what you can do with it in your business.

Key Takeaways:

[6:06] Specific examples of using business credit and protecting your personal credit score

[10:37] Managing your business credit report

[12:22] How you actually get started with business credit

[13:41] Some important business credit terminology

[16:10] A tip that can help improve your credit score by simply changing the day you're paying your bills

[19:01] Looking at the time commitment that's likely required when you start getting your business credit underway

[22:36] The coming rise of equity crowdfunding

Websites Mentioned:

www.nav.com
www.corporatedirect.com
www.kiva.org

Direct download: SW_236_Gerri_Detweiler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EDT