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OTE 79: The Top 4 Pitfalls Of Managing Remote Teams That Could Be Making Your Life 10x Harder

OTE 79: The Top 4 Pitfalls Of Managing Remote Teams That Could Be Making Your Life 10x Harder

Covid-19 made a LOT of people make the switch to working remote, which also means a lot more people are hiring remote teams than ever before.  

But hiring remote isn’t always EASY, and there are things that get in the way between an entrepreneur getting things off their plate AND growing a business. 

My partners and I have been working remote for YEARS, well before Covid made it a necessity, and these are the biggest pitfalls we’ve overcome on our remote team management journey!

Listen to this episode to learn…

  • » The biggest thing entrepreneurs expect that can leave them dead in the water…
  • » Our #1 recommendation for fixing most remote productivity problems… 
  • » How using THIS kind of software can be getting in your way…
  • » And the systems you may accidentally set up that make it harder for everyone to win.
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selling to entrepreneurs

OTE 052: 3 Things ALL Entrepreneurs Should Be Bragging About In Their Sales Copy

OTE 052: 3 Things ALL Entrepreneurs Should Be Bragging About In Their Sales Copy

selling to entrepreneurs

My team and I recently did a ton of customer research, and we stumbled upon this business-changing conclusion…

We discovered how we could make an offer that will help entrepreneurs in an authentic way and GET THEM TO BUY!

It comes down to figuring out exactly what your audience wants, why they want it, and how you are already providing it! 

If you’re selling to entrepreneurs, there are three specific promises you need to be making to your customers. 

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • 3 benefits you can and should be offering to your audience…
  • What your customers want…
  • How to show your customers that you have what they need…
  • How to give your audience a win….
  • The method of finding true solutions to your customer’s problems…

Thanks For Listening! 

Quote:

  • If you jump into the deep end right away, you may not always have the skills to truly support your business.

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» owningtheedge.com/fb

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business success and the hours put in

OTE 051: PODCAST WORKSHOP – Take 15 Minutes To Learn How To Get 15 Hours Back Every Single Week.

OTE 051: PODCAST WORKSHOP – Take 15 Minutes To Learn How To Get 15 Hours Back Every Single Week.

business success and the hours put in

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen entrepreneurs get stuck in a space where they are burnt out. 

They aren’t moving forward. They don’t see growth in their business. 

It seems like every time they find a solution, it’s another job, another thing they have to do. 

But they already are at their limits. Every hour of their day is already dedicated to their business.

The most beneficial thing for your business’s growth and success is the hours you put into it, but you’re stuck doing so many time-consuming tasks. 

What if I told you that there’s a way to get time back?

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • How to get higher levels of success…
  • The parts of your business that are burning you out…
  • The big limiter that isn’t actually that big of a deal…
  • What it is you actually need…
  • How to start getting your time back…

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Quote:

  • At a certain point, if you want to have higher and higher levels of success, you can’t be doing everything.

Links:

» owningtheedge.com/fb

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tricks successful businesses use

OTE 050: The #1 Thing You May Be Missing If Everything In Your Business Seems SO HARD.

OTE 050: The #1 Thing You May Be Missing If Everything In Your Business Seems SO HARD.

tricks successful businesses use

I’m going to let you in on the types of tricks successful businesses are using to have customers flock to them and keep coming back.

Early on, there were so many times when I couldn’t figure out why people who were making similar offers as me were having so much more success. 

While you’re in the thick of it, doing hours of market research and trying to figure out the best methods for your business, it’s tough to see all of the pieces. 

These tricks are not only going to make your business more successful but will also make everything EASIER. 

During today’s podcast, you’ll discover:

  • What stops us from making more money…
  • The number one thing that gets real marketing results…
  • How dialed in you need to be…
  • The steps you can take to really know your customer…

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Quote:

  • Once you truly understand your audience’s problems, you can see what they want. You can see what is going on in their life. You can enter in and be a voice amongst thousands.

Links:

» owningtheedge.com/fb

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Entrepreneur Vacation

OTE 28: Happy Merry Holidays!

OTE 28: Happy Merry Holidays!

Entrepreneur Vacation

We, as entrepreneurs, work so hard. We work so much that we forget to spend time living and enjoying our life. In the same way, we approach our business, where we push things to the edge, it’s also essential to be expanding and growing our relationships and enriching our personal growth and the value we get out of life. In this special holiday episode of the Owning The Edge podcast, we’re going to take a look at how we can get the most out of our breaks and vacations. 

Just Let Go

Entrepreneurs spend so much time putting their vision out into the world. It’s hard to be able to turn off your brain and stop thinking things like, “Oh, what if we don’t respond to this person right away?”. But it’s so crucial for us to learn how to really just let go during breaks or holidays. 

Great ideas happen when you allow yourself some space and time away from work. 

Pursuing other things during this time, like working on your health or connecting with your family, will add more value to your life and help you reconnect with the “why” behind your vision. 

If you get a great idea on your vacation, my advice would be to not act on it right away. Write it down and keep it logged until your vacation is over. You’ll have so many good ideas waiting for when you get back to your business. 

Get to know yourself. If it takes you two or more days to be able to stop thinking about checking your business’s social feed, then plan a break that’s long enough for you to truly let go. 

Spend Breaks With People You Choose

Relatives, like cousins, or distant aunts and uncles, and even siblings and parents, are people that you didn’t choose. They can push your buttons or drive you nuts, and a lot of them you probably never really liked very much. 

Yet we spend most of our break time with them? 

That being said, I treasure my time with my family. The family that I have filtered and consider to be my real family. I choose to be there for them, want to connect to them, and want to see them flourish. It’s paid back tenfold. 

Filtering my family and choosing who I spend breaks with has strengthened my relationship with my whole family because I have a higher standard for how to show up. 

The world that we’re building with our business is supposed to feed this life. Our business is everything, but make sure that you’re getting some of that lifestyle you truly want. 

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  • » Finally, make sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode!

Today’s TOP Take-Aways:

  • » Just Let Go [2:07]
  • » Spend Breaks With People You Choose [5:06]
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Who Not How

OTE 016: Who Not How And Why It Matters To The Success of Your Business

OTE 016: Who Not How And Why It Matters To The Success of Your Business

Who Not How

When it comes to taking on more tasks and growing your business, a lot of entrepreneurs focus on the wrong thing: the HOW to do it, rather than WHO should be the one to get it done. This is a concept covered by Dan Sullivan, and it’s absolutely ESSENTIAL to growing your business, and we’re going to cover it in today’s episode of the Owning The Edge podcast! 

How To Focus On The WHO, Not The HOW.

First of all, you might be wondering… what the heck does this even mean? The gist of it is, when we decide to take on a new task, the first thing most entrepreneurs ask ourselves is, “Okay, how do I add this on to what I’m already doing?” 

What we SHOULD be asking ourselves is, “Who is the best person for the job?” 

Chances are, it’s NOT YOU! 

I know, that sounds crazy, but hear me out: we’ve been doing this thing all alone for so long that we don’t always think about NOT doing it all alone. We don’t think about leaning more on our team or outsourcing or hiring, because it’s not what we’re used to. But it’s important to realize something…

When you do it ALL ALONE, are you really able to go ALL IN on every single thing you have to do? No. Eventually, something’s gotta give, and either your quality will suffer, your timelines will extend, or (worst of all) you’ll give up on things entirely. 

The best way to focus on finding the WHO and not the HOW? Realizing the huge benefits you’ll get when you aren’t the ONLY one making things happen in your business:

  • » More TIME to focus on what brings in money
  • » More ENERGY to dedicate to the things you HAVE to do
  • » No more dropping projects
  • » And watching your business GROW.

Finding The RIGHT PEOPLE For The Job.

So once you’re all on board for finding the “who,” how do you make sure it’s the RIGHT person? 

Entrepreneurs tend to get themselves caught in this trap: we take for granted all the things we know, the things we’ve experienced, that make us SO DAMN GOOD at the jobs we’re doing. We’ve been doing this for so long, it comes second-nature to us! On top of that, this business is our BABY. We’re passionate about it in a way no one else can be. 

How is this a trap?

Because when we hire, or outsource, a lot of us expect the people we’re working with to be JUST LIKE US – to do the job the exact way, to the exact specification and skills, with just as much PASSION as we would do. 

And when that doesn’t happen, we get frustrated and give up. Have you ever outsourced or hired and found yourself thinking, “What they say is right: if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself.”? 

The thing is, though, they aren’t you – and they won’t ever grow to the quality you expect if you give up when they aren’t perfect right out the door. Your job isn’t to just pick up the slack and do the job anyway – your job is to INSPIRE them, to make them want to be the best they can be, by setting expectations and lighting the fire to turn them into the right people for the job. 

Why Do So Many Entrepreneurs NOT Do This?

Not only can money and the roadblock of “finding the right person” stand in the way, but we also have another thing that makes it hard for so many entrepreneurs to just sit back and DO THIS:

We have been rewarded our WHOLE LIVES for being able to do the HARD thing. We’re rewarded for taking risks, for figuring out problems, and for doing things other people would never DREAM of doing. 

That means we can get caught up in NEEDING to do it all ourselves, because hey – we’ve always been able to do it before!

The problems we run into with this is that, eventually, something’s gonna give. Like I said above, your quality, timelines, and projects are going to start slipping. At that point, are you really crushing it at the things you’ve always been able to do before? No! 

We end up standing in our own way because we’re DRIVEN to being the ONE-STOP solution for all our business needs. In the end, it’s just hurting us. 

The Best Ways To Get Started RIGHT NOW.

There are a lot of ways to get started working on this, and the good news is, they’re not all about hiring a full-time employee. There are affordable solutions to get the RIGHT PEOPLE working on the tasks in your business you shouldn’t be handling. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • » Delegate to your team (if you have a team)
  • » Outsource on Fiverr (or any other outsourcing gig website)
  • » Do a trade of services
  • » Hire a Virtual Assistant

Thanks For Listening! 

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  • » Finally, make sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode!

Today’s TOP Take-Aways:

  • » How To Focus On The WHO, Not The HOW [03:48]
  • » Finding The RIGHT PEOPLE For The Job [08:51]
  • » Why Do So Many Entrepreneurs NOT Do This? [14:01]
  • » The Best Ways To Get Started RIGHT NOW [18:30]

Quotes:

  • » If you want your business to GROW, you better figure out how to let go of some of that control and allow other people to help. 

Links:

» www.InfluencerAuthoritySummit.com

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OwningTheEdge

OTE 015: What The Heck Is Going On With The Summit And What’s Coming Next!

OTE 015: What The Heck Is Going On With The Summit And What’s Coming Next!

OwningTheEdge

Take a look at the upcoming Influencer Authority Summit, and what else we have going down the line! In this quick episode, I’m going to do a quick recap on the things we’re working on at Owning The Edge, and what’s coming down the line!

Show Notes:

  • » What is the Influencer Authority Summit? [00:48]
  • » The UNEXPECTED Things To Come Out Of This Experience [02:25]
  • » How To Sign Up For The Influencer Authority Summit [03:54]
  • » How We Put This Summit Together – From The Ground UP! [04:02]
  • » New Projects Coming Down The Line From Owning The Edge [07:04]
  • » Why The Team Build Is A Huge Hold-Up For So Many Entrepreneurs [08:01]
  • » What Is The Real Philosophy Behind Owning The Edge [08:27]
  • » Using Personality Profiling In Business [08:56]

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On top of that, if there’s anything you want MORE of – things I covered in this episode that you want me to dig into more, leave a comment below or write directly to me at [email protected]

Check out the resources we talked about in this episode:

Influencer Authority Summit 2020

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Fan versus Peer

OTE 014: 3 Musts To Stay Out Of The Fan Zone And Create Real Relationships With The Heroes In Your Niche.

OTE 014: 3 Musts To Stay Out Of The Fan Zone And Create Real Relationships With The Heroes In Your Niche.

Fan versus Peer

When you’re doing outreach, are you STUCK in the FAN ZONE? If you want to create real relationships with the heroes in your niche, you have to stop acting like a FAN and start acting like a PEER. In this episode, we’re going to cover the THREE things that set Fans apart from Peers and how you can be on the RIGHT SIDE of that line! 

Show Notes:

  • » Looking At The Concept That Professionals Do It Even When They Don’t Want To [01:11]
  • » What The Heck Is The “FAN ZONE?” [02:20]
  • » #1: Having ENDLESS LOVE Versus Having RESPECT [03:22]
  • » #2: Having ADULATION Versus Having OBSERVATION [03:58]
  • » #3: When You’re BEGGING Versus When You’re GIVING [06:21]
  • » How To Do Outreach While Providing Value Without Begging [08:04]
  • » Quick REVIEW ON The 3 Musts On How To Be A Fan VS A Peer [09:34]
  • » Staying On The RIGHT Side Of The Fan-Peer Line [10:43]
  • » Start Out By Finding WHO You Want To Connect To [12:09]
  • » Next Look At WHAT They’re Doing In The Space [14:42]
  • » How To Identify The Things They Are REALLY Proud Of In Their Business [16:12]
  • » Finally – How To Reach Out WITH VALUE To Build A Relationship [17:54]
  • » The Three Ways To Add Value When You Reach Out To Someone [18:47]

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» Influencer Authority Summit 2020

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Business Growth

OTE 013: Why Doing Only What You Love In Your Business Is DEAD WRONG

OTE 013: Why Doing Only What You Love In Your Business Is DEAD WRONG

Business Growth

The idea of doing only what we love in our business sounds great, but for many people it can be a trap that stops us from building the businesses and lives we really want. Check out the latest episode of the Owning The Edge podcast, where I talk about why doing only what you love in your business can actually stand in the way of true growth and fulfillment. 

Show Notes:

  • » Why Doing “Only What You Love” Can Stop You From Finding What You TRULY Love [01:39]
  • » The Most Detrimental Part About Focusing On Only What You Love To Do [03:00]
  • » Why You Should Take Up The Challenge Instead Of Just Immediately Outsourcing [05:50]
  • » How Knowing A Process Well Makes Outsourcing Even Easier [07:28]
  • » The Value Of Learning WHO You Love To Serve Through What You Do [09:59]
  • » Why Working For Someone You Love Helps You Find More Meaning In Life [11:39]
  • » How To Find The Problems You Can Truly CURE Through Your Business [12:03]
  • » Why You MUST Have Systems To Expand What You Love To Do [13:11]
  • » Building Real Skills That Allow You To Truly Serve Others [14:20]
  • » How Opening Up What You LOVE Can Allow You To Discover What You Can Create [16:08]
  • » Why You Want To Outsource People Who Are The BEST At What They Do [17:32]

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» Influencer Authority Summit 2020

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business education misconceptions

OTE 012: The Biggest Misconceptions About Being A Good Student In Business That Are Creating More Stress, Less Success, And Burning You Out.

OTE 012: The Biggest Misconceptions About Being A Good Student In Business That Are Creating More Stress, Less Success, And Burning You Out.

business education misconceptions

Do you know what it takes to be a TRULY good student in business? In this episode of the Owning The Edge podcast, we’re going to look at the biggest misconceptions about what it takes to be a great student and why doing your education the RIGHT WAY can help you get results FASTER, with less headache, and without burning you out. 

Show Notes:

  • » Why My FIRST Instinct To Expand Upon New Ideas Isn’t Always Good [01:21]
  • » The Way I START Implementing New Education Into My Business [02:36]
  • » What I Look For In A Teacher OUTSIDE Of Their Business Success [03:25]
  • » Do What Your Educators Say – And Do It Until It WORKS For YOU [04:30]
  • » How To Refine Your Process By Checking Back In With Your Education [05:41]
  • » When You Get To Bring The Creative Element BACK Into Your Work [06:36]
  • » Why It’s So Hard To Start From A Totally Blank Slate [07:36]
  • » How To Be A GREAT Student And What That Means For Your Business [09:35]
  • » The TOP PROGRAM I Recommend You Follow If You’re Just Starting Out [11:09]

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» Owning The Edge Resources

» Influencer Authority Summit 2020

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