Oct. 3, 2022

92: On Passion, Focus & Rocky (feat. Dr. Michael Gerharz)

Are you focused enough on focus itself? Are you diluting your message, power, or passion by being too broad or ambitious? And, do…

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Sept. 27, 2022

91: On Moneymakers, Self-Management & Paper Mario (feat. Melissa Gull…

How much of your workday gets gobbled up by non-money-making activities? How can you set expectations and goals for yourself that…

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Sept. 19, 2022

90: On Honesty, Web3 & 90 Day Fiancé (feat. Derek Gorthy)

Do you ever feel like the Internet is leaving you behind? There are so many new trends, new platforms, new tools, new terms... yo…

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Sept. 12, 2022

89: On Likes, Leads & Somebody Feed Phil (feat. Hannah Acosta)

So - they're paying attention, now what? How do you turn dopamine-bumping likes into dollar-earning leads? What's the next step f…

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Sept. 6, 2022

88: On Customer Satisfaction, Loneliness & Jesus Christ Superstar (fe…

Have you bought into your own hype? And - in practice - is that a good thing or a bad thing? Will your success inadvertently harm…

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Aug. 29, 2022

87: On Data, Downturns & Pretty in Pink

Does tracking your business growth (or losses) have to be so anxiety-inducing? On the flipside, does analyzing your data have to …

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Aug. 22, 2022

86: On Spontaneity, Flow & Phish (feat. Greg Wieting)

Are you treating yourself like your most prized asset? Do you find it hard to rest, or even slow down? And what's the truth of "h…

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Aug. 15, 2022

85: On Financial Confidence, Control & Yellowstone (feat. Danielle Ha…

How well do you know your numbers? For many, many small business owners, the answer is "not nearly enough." When you wear 17 diff…

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Aug. 8, 2022

84: On Hype, Consistency & Seinfeld (feat. Jason Cercone)

On your path to connection and service, what metrics really matter? Should you aim to go viral, or allow yourself to move slowly …

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Aug. 1, 2022

83: The Business of Fandom: Live from FAN EXPO Chicago 2022

Holy heck! It's the very first special episode of TLTQ - and it's a glorious nerdfest. Annie P. Ruggles recently brought her bran…

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July 25, 2022

82: On Healing, Hustle Culture & Kesha (feat. Jessica Butts)

Is your definition of success truly your own or has it been cobbled together from other peoples' mandates and expectations? Are y…

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July 18, 2022

81: On Closers, Compassion & Attack on Titan (feat. Jason Marc Campbe…

When you define selling, is your answer more synonymous with greed, manipulation, and regret or to love, empathy, and enthusiasm?…

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July 11, 2022

80: On Expertise, Unlearning & The OC (feat. Rachel Kurzyp)

Do we expand our skills by learning or by doing? How do you identify what falls inside our expertise and where we have growth opt…

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July 5, 2022

79: On Self-Promotion, Belonging & Pee-wee's Playhouse (feat. Deanna …

In order to take ourselves seriously as business owners, do we need to be so dang serious? What are the key differences between s…

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June 27, 2022

78: On LinkedIn, Audacity & Ruth Bader Ginsburg (feat. Clarene Mitche…

Is LinkedIn just a resume site for job-seekers? Heck no! In fact, your competitors are likely making a whole bunch of money over …

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June 20, 2022

77: On Feedback, Staying Power & The Simpsons (feat. Nick Loper)

Is there anything more vulnerable (some would say terrifying) than asking for feedback, waiting for the responses, and then actua…

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June 13, 2022

76: On Trauma, Best Practices & Rent (feat. Rachael Kay Albers)

How are you navigating the weird, wild world of digital marketing? Where does your true essence end and your online persona begin…

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June 6, 2022

75: On Relationship Marketing, Visibility & Survivor (feat. Angie Tru…

If you're here, you listen to podcasts (thanks!) but have you explored the highly strategic, life-affirming, and bond-galvanizing…

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May 31, 2022

74: On Productivity, Reliability & Moneyball (feat. Kris Ward)

Do you equate success with stress? Do you believe you'll find your "Tipping Point" faster if you live on the edge of burnout? Or,…

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May 23, 2022

73: On Legitimacy, Tenacity & The Wizard of Oz (feat. Kim Hayden)

How are you showing up in your business - as an expert, as an advocate, as a supernova? Or are you playing it safe? Putting yours…

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May 16, 2022

72: On Creativity, Discipline & The Home Edit (feat. Molly Beran)

Do you rebel against structure - or do you crave it? Does the idea of managing others or being managed make you feel supported or…

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May 9, 2022

71: On Shiny Objects, Trends & Westworld (feat. Mariana Padilla)

Oh, Social Media - so vast, so distracting, so entirely overwhelming! As a small business owner, the temptation to show up on all…

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May 2, 2022

70: On Resonance, Experimentation & Ferris Bueller's Day Off (feat. C…

Are you craving an "Easy Button?" Have you invested time, energy, and cold-hard cash on someone else's methodologies, swipe files…

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April 25, 2022

69: On Emotion, Connection & Veronica Mars (feat. Stephanie Cleary)

Promoting a business while a war rages and the pandemic drags on is a weird freaking sensation. Your body says "go back to bed an…

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