MYE 061: Hiring And Building Your Team: 4 Tools And Resources

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Recently Grant had to increase his team by hiring three new people so he shares his experience and some tools and practices to do that effectively: thinking about the different kinds of third party help you can get, a recommendation to start hiring for the right reasons, considering your bottlenecks and finding someone to unlock them, and also be careful when hiring more than one person at the same time.

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  • How needing to hire new people got Grant to use this as a theme
  • How one of the first episodes of this podcast can supplement the content for this one
  • Two great websites for hiring different types of professionals
  • A book that’ll change your mindset and make you hire for the right reasons
  • How you should think about your restrictions and consider hiring
  • How other people already on your team could become the new person you need
  • Another way of getting things done with productised services
  • Grant’s biggest mistake with his new hires

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MYE 060: Sales And Partnerships: 4 Tools And Resources

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Tapping into a partner’s already built audience can be huge to grow your business, assuming the audiences are similar enough; in this episode Grant shares interesting resources to get you connected and into the industry that you wanna work with quickly and effectively

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  • The importance of tapping into partner’s audiences
  • An easy way to have someone else get you some contacts off the internet
  • How supplementing your team with done-for-you services can get you ahead
  • A resource to help you make LinkedIn a more effective tool
  • One of Grant’s masterminds to follow online and get more information
  • An exercise to network in practice, while keeping an eye on competitors

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MYE 059: Hustling And Discipline: 4 Tools And Resources

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It’s particularly difficult for entrepreneurs to be a hustler when you have to, keeping focus and plowing through daily challenges as they come by. In this episode Grant shares a whole category of tools that Odysseus used to hear the Siren’s song without crashing into the rocks, the concept of inflicting some pain on yourself to keep at your goals, some classics of sales that can help you today and a cool exercise about focus on metrics that can revitalize your whole team.

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  • What self contracts are and how they can help you keep your self control
  • How to inflict yourself some pain if you don’t maintain your goals can help you carry on
  • A classic sales book that can be used for good
  • A cool entrepreneur with one of the best URLs in the business
  • An exercise to focus on the one metric that matters

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MYE 058: Compassion and Happiness: 4 Tools and Resources

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The more you’re happy, the more you have a growth mindset, the more you have better habits, the more effective you can do business and the more effectively you’re doing business the more fulfilled you’ll be if you’re doing the right kind of business for you; this week, Grant gives more tools and resources for you to live a happier, more fulfilled life every day while keeping balance and perspective.

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  • How compassion, happiness and habits are connected to your business
  • An unlikely focus point to meditate on and be happier
  • How to be grateful every day with a simple phone app
  • A book from the happiest man alive that can help you achieving that state
  • The top-50 blog on the web that has a lot of great tidbits of happiness
  • How a lover, a hermit and a wolf see a beautiful woman and why that matters

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MYE 057: Laser Focus And Not Sweating The Small Stuff: 4 Tools and Resources

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In a World of ever-present distractions, you got to stay focus to achieve greater goals so Grant shares some of his favourites in this episode: a software tool to find where your time is going, a new book recommendation to increase focus, a self-improvement specialist to follow online and one great daily exercise to help you to focus and delegate.

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  • How time tracking can benefit you daily
  • A new book recommendation to improve focus
  • A great entrepreneur and self-improvement expert to follow
  • One great exercise to help you focus

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MYE 056: The Growth Mindset: 4 Tools and Resources

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This week Grant is coming out every day with a new set of useful links and tips for you to check out; starting with the trait that’s common on every successful person he’s interviewed:  the growth mindset. You will know its definition and hear some quick tips and links to get on board with it; we would really appreciate feedback on this special week of episodes, if you like them, if they’re useful, better or worse, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

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  • How the growth mindset is defined
  • A way of using spreadsheets for growth
  • More great book recommendations about the mindset you gotta be in
  • A friend that inspires Grant to greatness
  • One simple exercise to get you into the growth mindset

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MYE 055: The Amazon Sherpa, Brad DeGraw, Talks Private Labeling, Big Partnerships, And Leadership

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If Amazon can be a money-making machine, Grant’s guest Brad DeGraw surely knows how to operate it; starting with 100 dollars and making a thousand times that in the first year then scaling up to seven figures, Brad learned the downside of reselling and then started to go after his own brands, first with white labels then his own products. He also helps other people get their business running and shares the reasoning behind it, his amazing philosophy on hiring and how he wants his employees to make mistakes while keeping the company’s moral stances in focus… and on top of that, some pretty good relationship advice: accept the terms.

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  • The interesting reason why Brad started doing inventory sales with only 100 dollars
  • A big downside of reselling products that are not your brand
  • Brad’s three models of service: product, do-it-for-you and educational
  • Why it makes sense to help other people get their business going
  • How the people behind the “Rich Dad Poor Dad” brand got in touch with him
  • The fictitious people organisational chart methodology
  • How team members are the most important part of your business
  • His tips for creating a great job listing
  • The best way to make a mistake on the job: with the foot on the gas pedal!
  • The H-word H-bomb that will end a job interview on the spot
  • Why the founders must be better sellers than the employees
  • Lessons about our mental software from The Inevitable You

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MYE 054: Why You Should Call Your Customers

 

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Everybody loves to talk about the latest marketing technologies and strategies, so oftentimes the phone gets overlooked. In this episode, Grant gives good arguments for this older mean of communication and how it can help you grow your business and close a few more sales faster than other strategies. In a phone call, the path to customer trust is a lot quicker and you can take advantage of that, as long as you observe the right time to do it and how much of your time and effort to put into it so that it’s worth the money.

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  • The most overlooked way to sell
  • How low-tech means of communication can get you quicker to a sale
  • How it’s more in your interest to call your costumers if you have a more complex info product
  • The main difference between new marketing strategies and the old-school call
  • The best times to call your costumers
  • How to balance product price versus client acquisition costs
  • The way that placing a value on your time can help you define price points for sales

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MYE 053: Conquering Overwhelm: Strategies Dealing With Anxieties And Fears

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It’s a tough day, it’s a tough life… no amount of money will completely eliminate stress for you, as it’s commonly known “more money more problems” so this week Grant talks about the ways to ease stress, avoiding stimulants for a while, taking more soothing supplements, eating super healthy instead of indulging in sugary treats, releasing guilt and labelling emotions, questions to ask yourself in stressful moments, laughing about yourself while remembering that the universe is infinite and smear campaigns can only last for about a year.

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  • How a stressful phase got Grant inspired to make this show
  • The two categories of freakouts
  • The problem of thinking stimulants will give you more energy to deal with the situation
  • The importance of sleep
  • Some basic supplements you can take
  • How getting a good workout is known to have stress-reducing effects
  • How to release guilt and slow down instead of speeding up
  • A way to engage your rational mindset to label emotions and ease them
  • A good question to ask yourself in dire moments
  • The concept of depending arising from Buddhism and how it can help you calm down
  • How to apply stoicism and also when not to
  • How laughing about yourself can be great to relief stress
  • How to have perspective over the vastness of the universe

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MYE 052: The Enjoyment Threshold: The Frustration Of Learning New Skills

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A hard time learning how to surf makes Grant think about the initial pain of learning anything and how the enjoyment you take out of performing an activity depends drastically on your skill level at it, so he defines the enjoyment threshold, how it varies depending on the activity you’re undertaking, what’s the critical component to get over it, what’s the teacher’s role in getting someone past it and how you shouldn’t forget what it was like to be a beginner, always remembering to take care of the emotional side of the learning experience for yourself and your customers.

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  • How well did Grant do on surf lessons in Bali
  • What’s the enjoyment threshold
  • How the enjoyment threshold varies by activity
  • The critical component to get over this threshold
  • Why it’s important to understand this concept of the enjoyment threshold on a personal level
  • How to employ this concept on your business
  • How the “gamefication” of education plays with this concept
  • A way to think about yourself in the role of teacher and student to make your material better

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