The Mind Your Business Podcast

The Mind Your Business Podcast

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All entrepreneurs want to know the secret to success. James Wedmore, a seven-figure online entrepreneur, believes success is created by mindset over strategy, magic over metrics, and attitude over action. In this podcast, James and co-host Phoebe Mroczek untangle the common misconception that hustle and hard work are all it takes to be successful.

Episodes

Episode 105: Signs – Is The Universe Trying to Tell Your Something?  

Aloha! You’re now listening to The Mind Your Business Podcast: Hawaii Edition. Today we’re talking about signs and how to take meaning from them. What if The Universe is conspiring to help you achieve everything that you want? Are you willing to listen and follow the signs?

In this episode you’ll learn:

Amazing examples in my own life of signs from The Universe

Are signs always loud and obvious, or can they be subtle nods?
What happens when you start to listen to your intuition…
5 ways you can be more open to receiving signs!
Episode 104: The Most Important Thing Every Entrepreneur Should Be Doing  

Today I’m joined by my wife Chelsea, and we’re coming to you from the big island of Hawaii to share our 7 strategies for achieving better self-care. Why is this so important (especially for entrepreneurs)? Stay tuned!

In this episode you’ll learn:

Where our true value lies – and it’s not in the hard work we’re putting in
Whether or not there is one best morning routine to implement
The one question you can ask yourself to help achieve balance in your life 

Are things getting stale? Change your environment and travel more! Why don’t we as entrepreneurs celebrate our wins more often? The role that your body plays in all this, and why you simply can’t ignore it
Episode 104: The Most Important Thing Every Entrepreneur Should Be Doing  

Today I’m joined by my wife Chelsea, and we’re coming to you from the big island of Hawaii to share our 7 strategies for achieving better self-care. Why is this so important (especially for entrepreneurs)? Stay tuned!

In this episode you’ll learn:

Where our true value lies – and it’s not in the hard work we’re putting in
Whether or not there is one best morning routine to implement
The one question you can ask yourself to help achieve balance in your life  Are things getting stale? Change your environment and travel more! Why don’t we as entrepreneurs celebrate our wins more often? The role that your body plays in all this, and why you simply can’t ignore it
Episode 103: What the Heck is EGO?  

In this episode, we’re exploring the true meaning of the word, “Ego.” Ego is something I hear about all the time in the world of personal and spiritual development, but maybe we have it all wrong and should be looking at it in a different way?

In this episode you’ll learn:

How have thought leaders like Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer and Sigmund Freud viewed the ego

The meaning of ego that resonates that most with me

How being either connected or separate with the rest of the world creates the context through which we live our lives

The true role of the ego…

How competition can be a powerful motivator for us to achieve what we want

What really happens when we’re complaining!

There’s a power in reframing our stories – and this correlates directly to our success

 

Episode 102: Are You Working On The RIGHT Things?  

Today Phoebe and I are talking all about how you can focus on working on the right things - and avoid wasting time. As you’ll hear, learning to become more productive really isn’t the answer to beating overwhelm! 

In this episode you’ll learn:

The concept of an “enlightened no” and how it’s about being more effective, rather than productive
Phoebe’s way of determining her own priorities
Why you need to become the visionary in your business - and not the integrator
Profit first and ask questions later (keep it simple)!
Every business needs a little “TLC”…
Why metrics matter, and which one is my “holy grail metric”
3 tiny marketing tweaks that will supercharge your business!
Episode 101: How to Not Give A F@%&*  

On today’s show I’m talking about why you need to stop caring so much, and how to start letting go by detaching from outcomes. I also give examples of how doing this has led to some of the greatest breakthroughs in my own life!

In this episode you’ll learn:

What really happens when we resist
Why setting goals can lead to problems - but eventually your breakthrough
What being the scientist in your business means
“How” you’re going to do it doesn’t really matter!
What’s the real purpose of a goal…
Episode 100: Finding Your Purpose with Mastin Kipp  

Today’s a very special episode; not only is it our 100th episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast, but I have the honor of speaking with a fellow member of my mastermind group, Mastin Kipp. Mastin is an author, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and founder of The Daily Love. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on purpose and reveals how you can live a life and business that aligns with it.

In this episode you’ll learn:

Why finding their purpose doesn’t come easy for all people

One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself when trying to find your purpose

What happens when you blame others for the outcomes in your life

How fear is really just a response to uncertainty – which is needed to grow

Why we’re all looking for permission from others at a certain level

Whether successful or just getting started, everyone has blocks that hold them back!

Fear is not the devil – it’s really just a compass showing your where to go
Episode 099: Finding The Power of NOW with Sunny Lenarduzzi  

I’m very excited for this episode, as I’m chatting with my friend Sunny Lenarduzzi about a very powerful book that we’re both reading at the moment – Eckhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now. We discuss the biggest lessons and takeaways we’ve gotten from it, and how we can use it as entrepreneurs in our daily lives. Ready to quiet your mind and find more peace and joy by living in the present? You’re going to get a lot out of this book and our conversation around it.

Episode 098: Your Relationship with Money with Stu McLaren  

In this episode, I’m on the road in Toronto, Canada and speaking with my good friend Stu McLaren. Stu’s been in this industry for a long time, but he’s just getting started. You’ll hear how he’s launched and built his new business venture from zero to over $5 million in just 8 months! He’s adopted an extremely abundant mindset over the years and he shares how this has contributed to his amazing success. You’ll hear how it’s really just about getting clear on what’s important to you and aligning your life and business with those people and things. Do this and you’ll not only make more money, but you’ll make a much greater impact on the lives of others. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

The #1 thing that Stu has learned from the great mentors he’s had – and what it has to do with ego
How to stay relevant in the world today
Saying “No” to opportunities can be hard, but why you’ll need to do it…
How Stu decides which opportunities to pursue (and no, money is not the main indicator)!
The significant realization he made when it comes to his own relationship with money
The greatest gift we have as entrepreneurs, according to Stu

 

The “90/10” dream and how it’s made Stu a better businessman - while attracting high quality people into his life
Details about his upcoming podcast and live event!

 

Episode 097: How to Think Like Einstein with Laura Hames Franklin  

On this episode, I’m speaking with my good friend Laura Hames Franklin. You’ll discover why I’ve always referred to Laura as my “secret weapon”, and today she reveals fascinating details on how we can all think like Albert Einstein. Keep an open mind because we’re talking about how you can improve your own mind body connection in order to access your full potential! 

In this episode you’ll learn:  

There’s an Einstein in all of us! What’s really blocking people from reaching their full potential How “genius” to Laura is having harmony between the left and right brain She demonstrates a simple two-minute exercise you can do to strengthen the connection between your left and right brain How your whole body is affecting your life and holds infinite possibilities

 

Episode 096: Are You Going ALL IN?  

If you really think about it, are you 100% committed to do what it takes to succeed in your business? In this episode, we discuss the fears and limiting beliefs that online entrepreneurs have around self-promotion, and we give you four actions that you can take right away to convey that you’re ALL IN!

In this episode you’ll learn:

Why you need to get comfortable with self-promotion and not hold back
The powerful reframe that I’ve made around self-promotion (and how I now look at my affiliates)
Contrast will allow you to get clarity on what you want to create
When you turn selling into saving, you have an opportunity to make a huge impact on the lives of others!
The excuses you use are a really symptoms of the problem that’s keeping you stuck
What truly separates successful people from those who are struggling
Episode 095: 5 Ways to Reframe Failure  

Today we’re talking about the dreaded “F” Word: Failure. Failure is inevitable (especially if you’re in business!) which means if you’re trying to avoid it, that’s going to be tricky. We’ll be exploring what failure really is, how to deal with it and how you can reframe it so you can get back into action quickly!

In this episode you’ll learn:

How you define “failure” can result in a label you give yourself
Why hitting (or not hitting your goal) has nothing to do with your self-worth
How numbers can fool you and we might not be measuring the right things
Why comparing yourself to others is a dangerous game!
Letting go of the attachment of when it will happen will alleviate pressure
How lessons are more valuable than money
There’s always money on the table – you just have to think outside of the box to get it…
Why we should always be encouraging failure!
Episode 094: Protect Yo’self Before You Wreck Yo’self  

Today I’m speaking with Annette Stepanian, a lawyer for entrepreneurs and creatives. The topics we’re talking about aren’t sexy or flashy, but they are absolutely essential for business owners to think about NOW, before something happens. This is about protecting you, and your business, and about how to be smart as you grow. Have no worries, Annette is breaking it all down on this episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast!

In this episode you’ll learn:

As business owners, we have a responsibility to proactive when it comes to legal issues
The first steps you should take (and some common mistakes made by entrepreneurs)
There are special considerations for online businesses versus brick and mortar ones
Your biggest asset is your content – protect it and don’t infringe on content belonging to others!
Which actions you can take if someone has stolen your intellectual property, and the mindset I have around this issue
Why a contract is a necessity, especially for entrepreneurs with service-based companies
Independent contractor or employee? Classifying wrong can be an expensive mistake…
The decision on becoming an LLC is a personal one that you don’t need to rush!
Episode 093: Does Your Idea Have Legs?  

On today’s episode, we’re going to help you figure out if your idea has legs! People tend to overcomplicate things when considering new products or services to offer, but we’re going to look at this topic from a few different angles that will help you gain the clarity and answers that you’ve been looking for.

In this episode you’ll learn:

Are you even in the right market? We give you 5 simple questions to ask yourself…
There’s a whole different way to look at your competition
How far is too far when it comes to niching down?
Find your market first, then figure out what they want (most entrepreneurs are doing this backwards)!
How to determine if you’re really all-in, or just “dabbling”
Your business will evolve over time, and you don’t have to have all of the answers right now
The proof is in the profit!

 

Episode 092: Listener Case Study - From Breakdown to Breakthrough  

Today I’m joined by a listener of the podcast, and student of Business by Design, Kelli Wise. Kelli discusses her journey of how she got to where she is today in her business, and opens up about the tough times she’s had and how she was able to turn things around. She is a great example of how you don’t necessarily need to have a huge email list to have a successful launch, if you have the right mindset and take the right action steps.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

The confirmation Kelli received that she was indeed impacting the lives of her students
The critical step she took after creating her offer and testing it in the marketplace
How her program is helping creative entrepreneurs brand and market themselves to stand out
How Kelli took a breakdown from her first webinar and used the experience to pivot internally and propel herself forward
Why confidence and belief in yourself plays such a key role in how others will see you
Why Kelli refers to herself as the “Chief Executive Cheerleader” for her audience and what plans she has going forward in her business
Episode 091: Architecting The Perfect Day  

Today I’m coming to you with a very special bonus episode, and sharing three things you can do to craft your perfect day. Not every day is going to go exactly to plan, but it all starts by setting the intention and getting clarity on what your perfect day looks like to you.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

Your definition of a perfect day can change over time
The morning I recorded this show didn’t start out as perfect, but I was able to recognize it and move on! Perfect means whatever you want it to mean Entrepreneurship is a like a wide-open canvas (and your day can be too) What do I mean by “feel it first?” Prioritization is a necessary skill that can be developed over time Schedule time for fun (I’ve one our company’s core values)!

 

Episode 090: Cracking the 6-Figure Code  

In this episode I’m talking about something that’s on a lot of people’s minds: How can you get to 6-figures in your business? Phoebe and I break this down from different angles and provide you with a framework and structure that you can apply to any financial goal that you want to achieve, regardless of the dollar value.

 In this episode you’ll learn:  

How $100,000 per year seems to carry with it a some sort of badge of honor
Why 6-figures is a good goal (or what I like to say, game) to shoot for
Manifesting and visualizing what you want is important, but the right plan and structure is needed to get there
Breaking your targets in quarters, months, weeks and days can make things more manageable
What role should opportunity cost play in all of your business decisions?
Phoebe’s “Prep-Promote-Unpack” strategy that she recommends
A key mistake entrepreneurs are making that actually is self-sabotaging them from achieving more success
Three things you can start doing immediately to make your 6-figure business a reality!
Episode 089: Defining Your Business & Life BY DESIGN  

In this special bonus episode of The Mind Your Business Podcast, I’m showing you a better way for creating a vision for your life and business. My goal here is to prove that it is indeed possible to truly live your life and then make time for your business, and not the other way around.

In this episode you’ll learn:

Why working longer and harder is the fast track to burn out, not success
How “hustle” has become a safety blanket for entrepreneurs today
Why patience is absolutely crucial to have when creating a leveraged-based business versus one that trades time for money
Why you need to ask yourself what you love, what you’re good at and what will make you money!
You might be able to outsource many things, but you can’t outsource the CEO and no one can be the visionary in your business but YOU!
How looking at what you liked doing as a kid can lead you to your business by design today
The importance of both your internal and external strengths, and a tool you can use today for determining these things
Why you need to create values and rules in your business – and stick to them!

 

Episode 088: The First Steps to Working Less  

In this episode, James and Phoebe are going to show you the first steps to working less, and making more. Is this really possible? You’re going to find out today!

James feels there’s something plaguing the industry today, and not only are people burning out, but they are completely overwhelmed. This is due to them having more on their to-do list than allows for the allotted time.

Ironically, we’ve given ourselves self-imposed deadlines, which is actually causing our own overwhelm. The key is being able to realize when this is happening, and knowing the path out of it.

A lot of people get into business because they like the idea of business, but their way of being isn’t as the business owner, but rather the employee. They believe the way to succeed is to work longer, and harder, which will eventually lead to more money.

Phoebe recommends staying in your own power and truth, and to do what feels right, instead of just being busy and always hustling.

James says the 5% of activities that are going to yield 95% of your results are the scariest things to do, but they can also be the lightest and easiest if you choose so.

The chance of rejection is what makes things scary to do. You can flip this around and seek as many opportunities for rejection as possible, because on the other side of rejection you’ll see more results and what you’re after.

The chance of failure is what makes life exhilarating in the first place and taking more opportunities can only guarantee more success.

There are two roles you could fall into: intern and architect. The intern is working inside the business and doing everything his or herself. The architect is building a true machine with systems and working on the business, instead of inside of it.

Transitioning from intern to architect doesn’t happen overnight, but you can start at the level you’re at right now!

3 simple steps to take you from intern to architect of your company

1. Identify where you’re at now in your current role

Be honest when assessing where you’re at right now. To do this, you can take the quiz (see link at the bottom of this post, it’ll only take a few minutes)!

2. Look at what you do and define the low-value, and high-value activities

 There are several different ways to do this but you need to distinguish what activities are having the most impact on your business, and which do not.

For Phoebe, setting up Facebook ads is a low-value activity, but creating the content behind the ad is high-value. To James, creating the content for his podcast is one example of a high-value activity that he needs to do himself at this time.

One distinction to be made is that functions like customer support, although high-value and important to your business, don’t have to be done by you and is something that your team could handle.

3. Let go of low-value activities

Create a process and procedures that will allow someone else to take over these tasks. You’ll find that creating these processes and procedures actually becomes high-value in itself.

Take these steps today and begin to look at your business through the lens of the architect, not intern. Doing this will move you in the right direction to working less, and making more!

Submit Your Question!

LINKS:

Episode 048: How to Overcome Overwhelm

Episode 071: The Power Of Your Story

Episode 084: Burn the F Out

www.JamesWedmore.com/Quiz

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber 

Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters

SweetProcess

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Episode 087: How to Actually Accomplish Your Goals  

In this special bonus episode, James talks about how you can take your goal and actually turn it into a tangible result – like cash in the bank! He shares why it’s so important to not just set big goals, and how you can create the specific action steps to get there.

It’s necessary to blend things such as manifestation and spirituality with the action steps and the right plan. For James, the more he balances and integrates these things together, the better the results.

For a long time, his goal number seemed so far off and he just didn’t know how he was going to actually accomplish it. However, when you do know how to accomplish your goals the right way, you can literally create money on demand.

Being in the right environment is critical for achieving the results you’re after. To accommodate his growing team, James just moved his team to a bigger office, complete with a deck and view of the ocean. The importance of your environment can’t be underestimated!

After moving to New York in 2012 and almost burning out, James returned to Laguna Beach and he now has a much deeper appreciation for his hometown and where he chooses to live and operate his business.

It’s also key to find your “sweet spot.” For him, video creation has always been a fun and inspiring way to grow his business. You too should be infusing your creativity into your daily life, both personally and professionally.

Remember that a goal is not something that defines you or something you should identify your self-worth with. You are not measured by the levels at which you accomplish your goals, because you are the one that created the goal in the first place!

Steps to Accomplish Your Goals

Redefine the word, “Goal”

A goal is simply the indicator for the game that you are going to create, and it just identifies the level at which you need to show up. It allows you to determine what you need to do to play that game. For example, a 7-figure launch will require more stepping up than would a $10,000 launch.

For James it wouldn’t matter if he hit his goal, but what would really matter is if he stepped up and did what he said he was going to do for the launch.

Make three goals

For your next launch or promotion, set three goals: an audacious one that will stretch you (and literally cause others to think you were insane!), a safe goal or minimum you’d need in order to still be happy, and finally, a goal that lands somewhere in the middle of the other two.

Identify what it’ll take

Who do you need to be, and what is it going to take, in order for you to show up and align with your goals? Consider what it would look like if you were unstoppable!

You can still do you manifestations and set your intentions, but you absolutely must have a plan because no result is possible without inspired action.

Whatever platform or strategy you are using for your launch, you’re going to need a launch plan. There is no one “right way,” but the problem is most people choose parts of multiple plans and then they don’t execute fully on any of them.

Begin with the end in mind and work backwards. You should start with the last steps, as these are the ones that are the 5% of activities which generate 95% of the results.

Before taking action you will need indicators of performance, as every phase or step has mini-goals within the plan that correlate the main goal.

A lot of times we just need to be shown exactly what to do and then focus on the right things to put us back in the driver’s seat of goal setting. As the CEO or visionary of your business, you need to not just set big goals, but also to create a plan from that goal on how you’ll get there. Identify the right action items to get you the results and don’t forget that goal setting is just about setting up the game that you are about to play. Don’t be afraid to fail and as you play bigger games, you’ll learn some big lessons!

Submit Your Question!

LINKS:

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