TMBA562: Mailbag: Freedom, Location, and Love in the Age of COVID
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We love hearing from listeners of this show.

We put out the call a few weeks ago for listeners to send us your stories, and you responded to us in abundance.

Our mailbox has been positively chock full of listener voicemails about all kinds of topics.

In today's episode, we'll be listening to several of those voicemails and weighing in with our own thoughts and observations.

The topics range from how much location really matters, why hustle is the ultimate entrepreneurial muscle, the value of being an "intrapreneur", and love in the age of COVID.

Business Lunch
Business Lunch
Roland Frasier
When To Walk Away From Your Business And Start Over (Even When It’s Profitable), With Michael and Roslyn Rozbruch.
You may not love talking or thinking about Taxes, but Michael and Roslyn Rozbruch are thriving in this space, and talk to Roland Frasier about their journey together as founders of the Tax and Business Solutions Academy, and  In Today's episode, we talk about Partnerships that went bad, launching when you don't know what you're doing, scaling, and pivoting. Listen through to the end for some nuggets of wisdom from Michael on Fear and Roz's insight on partnering with your significant other. "If you took all the fear in the world and boiled it down, there's only two kinds of fear in the world. One is fear of losing something you already have, and the second is fear of not getting something you want." Michael Rozbruch Listen Today For,  * The profitable business that Michael walked away from (and why). "Everything in life has a beginning, a middle and an end, and, you know, after 16 years in my tax resolution practice, I had 125 people in 15,000 square feet. I mean, we were servicing between 3,000 to 4,000 clients a year. But you know, it was time for me to exit". Michael Rozbruch. * How to launch with no list and very little knowledge. * Their passion for learning and how they absorb expertise. "I'm like one of those great people you want at your conference. I think I spent $30,000 worth of product; we bought everybody's product." Michael Rozbruch * Secrets to working with your significant other. * Where strategic relationships can accelerate your business. * How they scaled and "layered up" their products and memberships. "If you were going to buy something from us, you're going to get more value beyond what you've invested, and that has helped our business model." Roslyn Rozbruch. Plus, How To Pivot In Response To The Pandemic "I have a high tolerance for risk. And, but this was like, above my pay grade". Michael Rozbruch • Don't be afraid to take your events Virtual. They can still be awesome. • Embracing change is the key to success. "It's really important to open yourself to change so that you can pivot and ask if this isn't working, what do we need to do to make it work?" Roslyn Rozbruch. Thank you for listening, and be sure to hit subscribe on @applepodcasts! You can also find us on your go-to podcast platform here, If this (or any of our episodes) helps you, head to our homepage,, and sign-up for our weekly memos. It would also really help us get the word out if you would subscribe and write a review on ApplePodcasts. Mentioned In This Episode Millionaire Messenger Book by Brendon Burchard. Business Lunch with Roland Frasier is brought to you by Scalable Podcasts. Find The Rozbruchs On YouTube  Through their website. Follow Roland Frasier On Facebook  On Instagram  Through his Website   Follow Business Lunch Podcast On Twitter On YouTube Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch with Roland Frasier? Have some feedback you'd like to share? Connect with us on ApplePodcasts and leave us an honest review! Your feedback will help us improve the show and connect us with more high flyers like you. Click to find us on Apple Podcasts and other podcast players.
32 min
The Ecommerce Influence Podcast: Advanced Acquisition and Retention Strategies for Fast-Growing Online Brands
The Ecommerce Influence Podcast: Advanced Acquisition and Retention Strategies for Fast-Growing Online Brands
Austin Brawner & Andrew Foxwell: Ecommerce Marketing Experts
274: How To Revamp Your Facebook Ad Performance In Q4
Many Ecommerce business owners are wondering how to reclaim their Facebook ad performance to finish on top. Ecommerce entrepreneurs saw some of their best months this spring with consumer’s response to the onset of COVID-19. However, as buying patterns started to shift, summer and fall have been incredibly challenging. In this episode, Andrew Foxwell gives us some insight into what he's learned working with a variety of clients. We dive into how user behavior has changed, what businesses across the globe are experiencing, and leave you with several tactics you can use to increase your Facebook ad performance this year. Episode Highlights * 6:27 How user behavior is impacting the current state of Facebook * 10:36 A global overview of Facebook ad performance * 13:59 What the Shaq Stack is and how to use it * 17:12 Using bid overrides to manage volatile Facebook ad performance * 19:35 User-generated content and dynamic creative testing * 22:49 The All-In-One Campaign Budget Optimization when nothing else is working * 24:48 Finding your unique performance formula * 27:36 How long you need to run campaigns to maximize Facebook ad performance * 30:30 When to ramp up your Facebook ad budget * 33:13 The top 3 things working for US-based advertisers * 35:23 Andrew’s Q4 prediction on Facebook ad performance Links and Resources: * Podcast 272: 20 Facebook Advertising Strategies You Need To Try Right Now * Canva * Kapwing * Brand Growth Experts * Foxwell Digital * * @a_brawn on Twitter * @andrewfoxwell on Twitter * Review or subscribe on iTunes
39 min
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Recession-Proof Startups - Mixergy
Andrew Warner
#2001 She legitimized online videos
At the time my guest launched her company, online videos were full of crap. But she somehow managed to get huge names like Richard Branson and Elon Musk to appear in videos on her platform. I want to find out how she did that. I also want to talk about her new book which I read cover to cover, Digital Goddess: The Unfiltered Lessons of a Female Entrepreneur. My guest today is Victoria Montgomergy-Brown. She is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Victoria Montgomergy-Brown is the founder of Big Think, a collection of interviews, presentations, and roundtable discussions with experts from a wide range of fields. Sponsored by Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today. – Get new customers with powerful and easy-to-configure interactive content. Outgrow offers feature packed Calculators, Quizzes, Chatbots, Surveys, and Forms. Unlike ads, interactive content adds value for your audience. Outgrow’s no-code content tools are inherently viral because they give your users personalized results. Outgrow is easy to use, easy to configure and easy to implement. Mixergy listeners get 30 days to try Outgrow for free at More interviews -> Rate this interview ->
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Foundr Magazine Podcast with Nathan Chan
Nathan Chan
329: Why You Don't Need a Mentor & Key Traits EVERY Successful Founder Should Have with Kamal Ravikant
Kamal Ravikant, Author and Founder, Venture Capitalist In this special podcast interview, Nathan Chan sits down with renowned author and founder Kamal Ravikant to discuss his thoughts on mentorship, entrepreneurs, and everything in between. Ravikant traces his journey back to a point in time most entrepreneurs face: he was doing too much and he was burnt out. In fact, it took losing everything for him to realize what he needed to change: his mindset. Throughout his journey, the ups and downs, the lows and highs, Ravikant is a master of maintaining a balance between persistence and open-mindedness in everything he does. Listen in as Ravikant discloses the powerful reason he chose to write his bestselling book: 'Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It', and how the book developed from a self-published book to a global success spreading joy and love published in 16 languages. This podcast is raw, honest, and a deep insight into personal growth. Learn from Ravikant as he discloses the universal importance of loving yourself, being humble, and caring deeply. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss! Key Takeaways * Ravikant holds the honor of being the fourth ever podcast interview by Foundr back in 2014 * His beginnings riding the wave of the internet boom * Why it took losing everything to realize he needed to change his mindset * His ideology that you should build a business by identifying a problem and creating a solution first * The power investors hold over entrepreneurs, and what drove him to become a doer * Why he believes in having a strong entrepreneur mindset * His re-launch of the global bestseller Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It published in 16 languages worldwide * Ravikant discusses his upcoming projects and behind-the-scenes of funds * Ravikant addresses the changes in Silicon Valley, and what advice he would give to upcoming entrepreneurs * Why you need to be humble and care deeply, always.
57 min
Rock Your Brand Podcast
Rock Your Brand Podcast
Scott Voelker
RYB 898: How To Pick My Digital Product Topic? Jam Session
How To Choose Your Digital Product Every person will be in a different part of the process. However, it's important to understand that whatever digital product you create should be something that your audience wants. There are three simple ways that you can find inspiration on what type of digital product you should create. Investigate Your Market Place To start, I recommend heading over to Amazon and taking a look at Kindle books within your market. See what content has already been created. This will give you a better idea of what people within your market are looking for. I also recommend heading over to your competitors' sites to see if they offer any digital products. Send a Naked Emai to Your List Another great way to get ideas for content and needs in the market is to send out a naked email. Ask your email list what type of content they are looking for to better serve them. Even if you have a small audience, get their opinion. Having an email list when creating a digital product is going to be huge. Use Your Own Experience For Content Ideas If you've been in the shoes of your audience, use your own experience to come up with content ideas for your digital product. Identify Your Digital Product's Purpose Your product needs to solve a problem or improve a person's life. Make sure that you identify the main purpose of the product before you start to create it. It's important to highlight the product's features to show how it'll solve a problem or make their life easier. How to Promote Your Upcoming Workshop Start by announcing your workshop, talk about it on your Facebook profile, fan page etc. From there, you reach out to each individual that said they were interested. You would simply send them the link to your PayPal account and collect payment that way. Keep it really simple from the start. When you're ready to take it to the next level, you can directly create a sales page within ConvertKit. To promote your course to your email list, you could easily pull small take-aways from your workshop to send out. You can share bite-sized pieces of content pieces from the workshop to show that your course will provide value and give them a sense of what to expect. Just make sure that you always have a home base. Somewhere that people will always be able to find your digital products and courses. I hope you enjoyed this week's edition of our Friday jam session. Until next time, remember, I am here for you, I believe in you, and am rooting for you. It's time for you to take action and go rock your brand! Take-Aways From Today's Episode * How To Choose Your Digital Product (3:24) * Identify Your Digital Product's Purpose (15:35) * How to Promote Your Upcoming Workshop (21:10) Links * Take Action Crew: * Coffee Talk: * Playbook: * Checklist: * Brand Creators Event: Grab Your BAL Recording HERE Quote: "Your product needs to solve a problem or improve a person's life. Make sure that you identify the main purpose of the product before you create it". [fusebox_transcript]
33 min
The Hustle And Flowchart Podcast
The Hustle And Flowchart Podcast
Matt Wolfe & Joe Fier
Jack Born - How To Ethically Use Time Scarcity In Your Offers
You are going to get a breakdown of how to make money in your business with today’s show (and have fun too!) Today we are talking to Jack Born, the founder of Deadline Funnel which is such an amazing tool. In this episode, one of the things we touch upon is how a lot of people feel weird using countdown timers, and how to get around those feelings, especially if you are a heart-centered marketer. We also chat about how to increase your sales in your business using countdown timers, how to generate an affiliate income, and the psychology behind buying without being sleazy. You’ll love how Jack breaks down how long should you do the countdowns for, when should you re-open after the countdown happened, and if you are an affiliate marketer, how can you use the countdowns in your business. When you are done listening, be sure to check out our conversations with Wilco de Kreij and Drew Burks for more tips on how to grow your subscriber base and use automated webinars in your marketing. “It’s very unlikely that you are going to have one front end product where that’s your entire business. Most of our business is built on the idea that once you’ve bought from me, you’re more likely to buy the next product. You certainly don’t want to ruin that relationship by trying to go cheap with your technology stack and essentially lying to your subscribers.” - Jack Born Some Topics We Discussed Include: * Why are we talking about peeing in the swimming pool? * New podcast game - business book bingo * How to reconcile any negativity with putting a deadline on digital products * The psychological reasoning behind why you want to use a deadline * What you want to have in place before you introduce a deadline into your sales process * The ‘Dolly Parton’ rule of running your timer * Selling your thing through the “Perfect Persuasion Window” * How to make an evergreen product stand out when introducing a deadline * An important message to those that are heart-centered entrepreneurs * And much, much more! Resources From Jack Born: * - grab this special deal for our listeners References and Links Mentioned: * Are you ready to be EPIC with us?! Then grab our EGP Letter here! * Did you know we have an awesome YouTube Channel? * Join the Facebook Community - be sure to hop in our Facebook group to chat with us, our other amazing guests that we’ve had on the show, and fellow entrepreneurs! * This episode is sponsored by our go-to SEO research tool,, and by Easy Webinar - be sure to check out these special deals for our listeners. * How To Engineer Viral Email List Growth - Wilco de Kreij * How To Automate Sales And Drive Traffic - Drew Burks
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