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The Standing O Show is an upbeat, positive conversation focused on your success mindset and the best marketing skills needed to get to a higher level in your business. Marc Smith chats with top entrepreneurs who have had many Standing O experiences.

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20: Purpose, Passion, and Profit with Rick Martinez
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Rick Martinez is an Army veteran, Registered Nurse, writer and successful entrepreneur. In addition, Rick is the Founder and CEO of the <a href="http://BizAcademyOnline.com">BizAcademyOnline.com</a>. The mission of <a href="http://BizAcademyOnline.com">BizAcademyOnline.com</a> is to build the next generation of 10x Entrepreneurs. The<em> 10x Entrepreneur</em> is the business leader who chooses to create the life of their dreams with 3 things: <em><strong>Purpose, Passion and Profit</strong>.</em></p> After several years in nursing, Rick’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and in 2001 he founded his first business: <em>MedTrust, a</em> staffing service that sent healthcare professionals to military hospitals nationwide. <em>MedTrust</em> would go on to become one of the<a href="https://www.sba.gov/" target="_blank"> U.S. Small Business Administration</a>’s Top 100 companies. His business success prompted <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/" target="_blank">San Antonio Business Journal </a>to name Rick one of the city’s “40 Under 40”. He was later awarded the prestigious <a href="http://www.jeffersonawards.org/" target="_blank">Jefferson Award</a> for public service, further embodying his spirit for giving back. In this episode, Rick shares how developing routines have contributed to successful results, how his superpower is the ability to hustle in order to achieve success, and some of the keys of a winner's mindset. He also shares about how his time working with wounded military men and women as a trauma nurse at Walter Reed Hospital taught him that the human spirit is unconquerable. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does Rick think that Purpose, Passion, and Profit contribute to business success?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How did Rick come up with the idea for his first company, MedTrust?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are some habits that Rick has formed in order to be productive and successful?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What has working with wounded military men and women teach Rick about the human spirit and the mindset to perservere?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are some of the keys to a winner's mindset?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does Rick set goals?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">How has authenticity and vulnerability helped Rick connect with his clients?</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On Rick's Super Power: It's Hustle!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How herding sheep paid the bills right after Rick left the Army.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How routines help prepare Rick for growth or the things in business that can blindside you.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How getting past "I got this!" is an important step toward growth and success.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">The value of parents who instill the idea that whatever you put your mind to can be accomplished.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400">How Rick's first patient at Walter Reed Hospital brought him to his knees and taught him about the human spirit.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How selecting visual images to start each day give him a mental edge.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On competition: "The biggest battle is always between our ears."</span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Love this interview with @purposehack on The #StandingOShow podcast!" " username="marcsmith111"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/hobbit" target="_blank">The Hobbit</a></em>  </em>by J.R. R. Tolkien</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/" target="_blank">Wounded Warrior Project</a> - Rick'<em>s favorite charity</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.therickmartinez.com/" target="_blank">The Rick Martinez.com</a>- Rick's site</li> <li style="font-weight: 400">Rick on <a href="https://twitter.com/purposehack" target="_blank">Twitter</a></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below.
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19: How a Coach Can Change Your Life with Dr. Sharon Livingston
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Dr. Sharon Livingston is the founder and president of The Livingston Group for Emotional Marketing.  She is also President of the <a href="http://www.CoachCertificationAlliance.com" target="_blank">The International Coach Certification Alliance</a>, an organization dedicated to professional coaching training. We discuss the qualities of a good coach, and how a coach can change your life. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Psychology, Sharon is an NGH Hypnosis Trainer, and an NLP practitioner. More recently she was voted Outstanding Woman of the Year, by the New England Family Business Association in June of 2015. Sharon's newest book is<em> <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/girlfriend" target="_blank">Get Lost, Girlfriend! </a> </em></p> <p style="padding-top: 14px">In this episode, Sharon shares the differences how working with a coach is different than working with a therapist. Coaching is about identifying strengths and moving people toward the goal. She also talks about the questions you should ask when looking for a coach. For anyone wanting to become a coach, Sharon shares how she's able to teach people how to get known, make connections, and grow their practice. She also shares the power of hypnosis to allow people to choose what we want to tell ourselves.</p> <p style="padding-top: 14px">As we wrap up the conversation, Sharon also shares the power of <em>emotional marketing</em> and why what you say should be different than what you show.</p> <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What is it that Sharon absolutely loves about what she does?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why is working with a life or business coach important?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does someone know if he or she needs a coach?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What is Sharon's newest book, <em>Get Lost, Girlfriend!</em> about?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What questions does Sharon suggest someone ask when seeking a coach?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does Sharon help someone train and become a coach?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">How does Sharon use hypnosis to help someone's mindset?</li> <li style="font-weight: 400">What is emotional marketing?</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On Sharon's work: "I get people to tell me their stories and weave them into play."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How learning through stories is much better than merely learning through facts.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why a good coach is caring, intuitive, sensitive, and understanding.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How a coach can change your life by taking a 30,000 ft. perspective, and help you recognize your own path.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">On the need for a coach: "People don't wake up thinking, 'I need a coach'. They wake up in the morning thinking, 'I need to solve a problem.'</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">"Therapy is about finding something broken. Coaching is about identifying strengths and moving people toward a goal."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How hypnosis uses positive psychology to replace negative subconscious messages with positive messages.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How a product's marketing can effectively use its feature, functional benefit, and its emotional end benefit.</span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Love this interview with @<span class="u-linkComplex-target">SharonLivingstn</span> on The #StandingOShow podcast!"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/girlfriend" target="_blank">Get Lost, Girlfriend!: How I Found Myself When My Best Friend Dumped Me </a></em>  </em>by Dr. Sharon Livingston</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/successprinciples" target="_blank">The Success Principles</a> </em>by Jack Canfield</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><i><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/fastslow" target="_blank">Thinking, Fast and Slow</a> - </i>by Daniel Kahneman</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/" target="_blank">Shriners Hospitals for Children</a> - Sharon'<em>s favorite charity</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://coachcertificationalliance.com/" target="_blank">International Coach Certification Alliance (ICCA) </a>- Sharon's coaching and certification business</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below.
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18: Best Ways to Make Money with Facebook Ads with Dave Rogenmoser
<p style="padding-top: 14px;">Dave Rogenmoser is the sought after author of <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/BeyondGrind" target="_blank">Beyond the Grind</a></em> and co-founder of multiple online businesses, including the <a href="https://consultingcoach.co/program8327625" target="_blank">6k Success Consulting Program</a>. During the interview, Dave shares how he took on his first entrepreneurial experience when he was 6 years old. He shares the best ways to make money with Facebook ads, and gives personal examples to show how he's tripled his income in the past 3 months. Dave talks about the top 3 mistakes made by entrepreneurs:</p> <ol> <li>Forgetting the Right Mindset</li> <li>Building the Wrong Toolset</li> <li>Ignoring the Power of Recurring Assets</li> </ol> <p>Dave is passionate about equipping entrepreneurs to do meaningful work and live fulfilling lives, and believes entrepreneurship is the path which enables people to become the best version of themselves. Dave also shares how entrepreneurs can get unstuck and much, much more. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong></p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is an entrepreneurial failure story that helped Dave get to the next level of success?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">When did Dave decide to work for himself?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is it about Facebook that Dave likes as a marketing tool?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How does Dave think of Facebook as a lead and revenue generator?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What kind of conversions does Dave like to see when running a Facebook ad campaign?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What are the top 3 mistakes an entrepreneur makes?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">How does an entrepreneur get unstuck?</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">In business, money always follows Value and Transformation.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How Dave started his 1st business at 6 years old selling his dad's beer in the neighborhood.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">On launching a business: "You need to launch yesterday. That idea you have is ready. It's probably passed ready."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How Facebook ads are the best way to build a 6 or 7 figure business.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Using Facebook ads has tripled Dave's business in the past 3 months.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">"Facebook is math, it's science, and it's testing."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How quiz ads are the latest popular form of Facebook ads.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why Dave's top mistakes entrepreneurs make are: </span></span>Forgetting the Right Mindset, Building the Wrong Toolset, and Ignoring the Power of Recurring Assets.</li> </ul> <p>[bctt tweet="Love this interview with @DaveRogenmoser on The #StandingOShow podcast!"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em> <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/BeyondGrind" target="_blank">Beyond the Grind</a></em>  </em>by Dave Rogenmoser</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/richdad" target="_blank">Rich Dad, Poor Dad</a> </em>by Robert Kyosaki</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href="http://www.water.cc/" target="_blank">Living Water International</a> - Dave's favorite charity</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://themarketresults.com/" target="_blank">Market Results</a> - Dave'<em>s business website</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Dave's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/david.rogenmoser.7?fref=ts" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Thanks for Listening!</h3> <p>Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below.</p>
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17: Secrets to Boost Website Traffic and Leads with Lindsey Anderson
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Lindsey Anderson, also known as One-Click Lindsey, shares the secrets to boost website traffic and leads on the Standing O Show today.</p> Lindsey Anderson is the founder of <a href="http://www.trafficandleads.com/" target="_blank">TrafficAndLeads.com</a>, an full-service web-strategy business helping clients with all the facets of online marketing, including search-engine optimization, efficient use of pay-per-click, social-media marketing and website design and development. During the interview, Lindsey shares how she became known as One-Click Lindsey. She tells the story about how working with a business coach helped her better position and brand her company to better communicate her mission and increase revenue. Lindsey talks about how podcasting can be an amazing marketing tool for a business, and the 3 reasons she started her Traffic and Leads podcast. One-Click Lindsey also shares <strong>the best secrets to boost website traffic</strong> using the newest Facebook marketing tools, keyword research, email marketing, and much more. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">When did Lindsey's interest in traffic and lead generation begin?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How did changing the way Lindsey thinks help her get through some of the struggles of being an entrepreneur?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What does Lindsey think of podcasting as a marketing tool?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why did she start the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/traffic-and-leads/id1056485798" target="_blank">Traffic and Leads podcast</a>?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are some of the best ways to boost website traffic and leads?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are some of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs and small business owners make with their website?</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How One-Click Lindsey helps clients capture email addresses by testing and modifying their landing pages.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How Lindsey got the moniker, One-Click Lindsey, and how it stuck.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On mindset: Don't work on mindset when you're feeling down. Do it daily when you're feeling good.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Lindsey's 3 reasons for starting a podcast: increased credibility, get more clients, and build network of amazing guests.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">Lindsey's feelings about her podcast: "The podcast is for me. You guys can listen in if you want."</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why Facebook Lead ads is the #1 way to boost website traffic.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How to use Google to do better keyword research.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why creating links pointing back to your website is the secret of great SEO. </span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Love this interview with @oneclicklindsey on The #StandingOShow podcast!"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em> <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/decide" target="_blank">Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger</a> </em>by Jim Palmer</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.oneclicklindsey.com/facebook-lead-ads/" target="_blank">Facebook Lead Ads</a> - Lindsey's 10-minute Tutorial</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><i><a href="http://www.dandoamor.org/" target="_blank">Dando Amor</a> - Lindsey's favorite charity</i></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.trafficandleads.com/" target="_blank">Traffic and Leads</a> - Lindsey<em>'s business website</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.oneclicklindsey.com/" target="_blank">One-Click Lindsey</a> - Lindsey's blog, tutorials, podcast episodes</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below. [grwebform url="https://app.getresponse.com/view_webform_v2.js?u=BX5kE&webforms_id=3070104" css="on" center="off" center_margin="200"/]
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16: Affirmations Are Mind Nutrition - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">The transforming power of affirmations is the focus of this Mindset Monday on The Standing O Show. As we begin to train our brain everyday to think right about ourselves in order to live a life of success, achievement, and financial rewards, the use of affirmations is like feeding our brain the mind nutrition it needs to be healthy and thrive.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> Hello, thanks for listening Ovation Nation! I’m your host, Marc Smith.  Let’s get started on this Mindset Monday. I want to talk to you about the transforming power of affirmations! As we begin to train our brain everyday to think right about ourselves in order to live a life of success, achievement, and financial rewards, the use of affirmations is like feeding our minds the nutrition it needs to be healthy and thrive. Tia Walker says, <em><strong>“Affirmations are mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.”</strong></em> I’ll admit that sometimes the idea of affirmations seems woo-woo, or uncomfortable. But I also know that when you develop the habit of saying affirmations that resonate with you – that have an emotional connection within you – they play a key role in improving our ability to reduce stress and focus better on problem-solving. Research from Carnegie Mellon University has determined that affirmations can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance.  An article in <a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201305/do-self-affirmations-work-revisit" target="_blank">Psychology Today</a>, reports that the Carnegie Mellon study showed that an affirmation at the beginning of a stressful activity helped boost grades in underperforming children at the end of the activity. In effect it showed that <strong>affirmations can make a positive impact on problem-solving under pressure.</strong> Meister Eckhart says, <em>"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action."</em> <h2 style="color: #f39628">Writing Affirmations That Work</h2> So, how do you create or write affirmations that feed your mind? Back in <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/000-marc-smith-starting-success-mindset-marketing-podcast/" target="_blank">Episode 000</a>, I talked about the impact Lou Tice had on me in creating a mindset for success. One of the key areas was the use of affirmations in setting goals. So, I’m going to share a little bit about what he taught me about affirmations. The first thing you want to do is imagine and skip ahead in your mind: it could be the end of a project, or whatever you want to accomplish in the next 3 months. You’re <strong>changing the picture</strong>. By changing the inside, the outside will follow. If you make the picture strong enough so that it resonates within you, your subconscious mind will help you change your behavior so that it aligns with the new you or affirmation that you’re setting. <em>"Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts."</em>, according to Soren Kierkegaard. I want to give you a take away today, so here are 5 key parts of creating an affirmation that feeds your mind: <ol> <li><strong>Set your future goal,</strong> but set it in the present like it’s happening right now and make it personal by using the word, “I”.</li> <li><strong>Keep it positive.</strong> In other words, use affirmations that speak to what you want, not what you don’t want.</li> <li><strong>Say it like you’ve achieved it.</strong> So, don’t use words like <em>I will</em> or <em>I want to</em>, or <em>I should</em>. Instead, use words like <em>I am</em> or <em>I have.</em></li> <li>This step is the most important. <strong>Use words that create emotions for you.</strong> Use words that make you feel exactly like you want to feel when it’s accomplished. Lou Tice says, <em>“One statement of fact, made with tremendous emotion, can change you forever.”</em></li> <li>And, finally, <strong>make it realistic for yourself.</strong> In <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/7-positive-mindset-for-the-conscious-entrepreneur-alicia-cramer/" target="_blank">Episode 7</a> with <a href="http://www.aliciacramer.com/" target="_blank">Alicia Cramer </a>she shares about how affirmations are powerless if the person saying them feels like he or she is trying to force something. So, ask yourself, “Can I see myself achieving it?”</li> </ol> I’ll wrap it up by sharing some of the affirmations that have meant the most to me. <ul> <li>On accountability:<em> I guide my own journey, and I am accountable for the results of my actions.</em></li> <li>On seeing opportunities:<em> I have an awareness of the opportunities which will help me reach my goals.</em></li> <li>On building my tribe: <em>I am guided to the right people that will support my growth and learning.</em></li> </ul> Dr. Wayne Dyer said his favorite affirmation when he felt stuck was <em>“Whatever I need is already here, and it is all for my highest good.”</em> <strong>Affirmations</strong> <em>“Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.”</em> – Alex Noble <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below.
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15: Test, Test, Convert and Double Your Sales with Justin Christianson
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Justin Christianson shares how to test and double your sales by improving your conversions through A/B testing on the Standing O Show today.</p> Justin is the co-founder and President of <a href="http://conversionfanatics.com/" target="_blank">Conversion Fanatics</a>, a full-service conversion rate optimization company. A 13-year digital marketing veteran, Justin is also the #1 best-selling author of <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/conversionfanatic" target="_blank">Conversion Fanatic: How to Double Your Customers, Sales and Profits with A/B Testing</a>. [bctt tweet="Most people don't have a traffic problem, they have a conversion problem - @convfanatics #StandingOShow"] During the interview, Justin how he began his journey in the digital space through network marketing and ended up building and selling a million dollar company. In 2009, after seeing a need for website optimization in the online space, her co-founded Conversion Fanatics.  Justin says, "If you're not testing, you're leaving a ton of money on the table." Justin also shares case studies and strategies that will help you test, convert and increase your customers and sales. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">When did Justin decide to work for himself?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Did Justin find success right away as an internet marketer and entrepreneur?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Did Justin choose someone similar to himself when he and his partner decided start <em>Conversion Fanatics</em>?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why are some entrepreneurs not doing website or landing page optimization?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Where should entrepreneurs start with A/B testing?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does Justin recommend optimizing Facebook ads?</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why Justin says that "most people don't have a traffic problem; they have a conversion problem."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How Justin became associated with Mike Dillard as his #1 affiliate and then his business partner.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How Justin recognized a weakness in his early entrepreneurial journey and took a job as a B2B salesperson to increase his communication skills.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On entrepreneurs who don't test, "If you're not testing, you're leaving a lot of money on the table."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How one client increased sales 1800% over 10 days by testing and improving conversions from 1% to close to 10%.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Goal of split testing is figure out where visitors are going and where they're falling off. Then, making a path simple to get them to the goal you want to achieve.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Understanding metrics is one of the 1st thing an entrepreneur should do when beginning to optimize.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">"In marketing, assumptions will kill your results."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How Facebook is interrupt marketing, and images play a key role in good Facebook advertising. </span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Love this interview with @convfanatics on The #StandingOShow podcast!"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em> <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/conversionfanatic" target="_blank">Conversion Fanatic: How to Double Your Customers, Sales and Profits with A/B Testing</a> </em>by Justin Christianson</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/alchemist">The Alchemist</a></em> by Paulo Coelho</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/playingtowin" target="_blank">Playing to Win</a> </em>by A.G. Lafley</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><i><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/slightedge" target="_blank">Slight Edge</a></i> by Jeff Olson</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/influence" target="_blank">Influence</a></em> by Robert Cialdini</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/ask" target="_blank">Ask</a> </em>by Ryan Levesque</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><i><a href="http://guineveresgift.org/" target="_blank">Guinevere's Gift </a>- Justin's favorite nonprofit</i></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://conversionfanatics.com/" target="_blank">Conversion Fanatics</a> -  Justin<em>'s website</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="https://clyxo.com/justinchristianson" target="_blank">Contact Justin</a></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. 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14: Finding a Coach - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Finding a coach is the focus for today's Mindset Monday episode on The Standing O Show. As I share more and more Standing O stories with you with entrepreneurs who have had Standing O experiences in their lives or businesses, one of the common threads in each story is the need for a coach. Every successful person has said that their business or life went to the next level when they set about finding a coach that helped them achieve new goals.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> Hello, thanks for listening Ovation Nation! I’m your host, Marc Smith. I want to invite you to sign up for the latest updates and behind the scenes news of The Standing O Show. Just go to standingoshow.com and get on the list today. Today, I want to talk to you about the finding a coach! As I share more and more Standing O stories with you with entrepreneurs who have had Standing O experiences in their lives or businesses, one of the common threads in each story is the need for a coach. <strong>Every successful person has said that their business or life went to the next level when they set about finding a coach that helped them achieve new goals.</strong> Bob Nardelli, as CEO of Home Depot, said “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their full potential.” One of the definitions of coaching that I really like is that coaching is releasing your potential to maximize your own performance. It’s helping you to learn rather than to be taught. So a good coach doesn’t just teach me to do something. A good coach helps me to learn about myself, and find the path, so that I really learn it myself. A good coach will help me attain a high level of self knowledge. I also think that good coaches will help you or me focus on the process. Again, it’s about learning and growth. Once the end goal is determined, then a coach helps to break goals down into doable tasks and objectives and then gives great feedback along the way. <h2 style="color: #f39628">Finding a Coach has Benefits</h2> So, how do you know if you need a coach? Well, the simple answer is you need one – simple as that. Remember that common thread of success included finding a coach? But, here are three other reasons to support finding a coach: <ul> <li><strong><em>Are you feeling stuck?</em></strong> Walt Disney said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” A good coach will ask you what you want to accomplish, then move you toward taking action.</li> <li><strong><em>Do you need accountability?</em></strong> A good coach will encourage you to follow through with what you’re doing. It’s all about staying on track with action and results.</li> <li><strong><em>Do you want to get to your goal faster?</em></strong> The old adage that time is money is true, A good coach has experience and knows what you’re trying to accomplish. That experience will help you get to your goals faster.</li> </ul> A lot of times as entrepreneurs, we feel that we can do it all ourselves. We’re achievers. We’re high performers. I know one of the hardest things for me when I started The Standing O Show was to admit that getting a coach was beneficial and the investment was worth it even at a time when revenue is low when first starting out. I’ve had many years of experience as an executive in corporate America, but building a podcast is new for me. After hearing all my guests talk about the benefits of finding and working with a coach, I swallowed my pride and sought out a coach who I’ll start working with in a couple of weeks. I believe in the saying that “success leaves clues”. If every guest talks about the transformational role of a coach in their Standing O experiences, then that’s worth paying attention to. Is there someone you can seek out as a coach for your life or business and take it the next level? Finding a coach will do many things for you, but I think there two things that are most important: Increased productivity and confidence. Think Big! And surround yourself with people who think bigger than you. <strong>Finding a Coach</strong> “Coaching is the universal language to connect people, helping them to develop a new perspective, while expanding their inner beliefs and boundaries, equipping them to be the best version of themselves.” – Farshad Asl <h3 style="color: #f39628"></h3>   <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. 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13: How to Find Happiness After Suffering Loss with Chloe Taylor Brown
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Chloe Taylor Brown shares the personal journey about how to find happiness after suffering loss on the Standing O Show today.</p> <p style="padding-top: 14px">Chloe has been a life-long mentor to young women and girls around the world. She is recognized as a leading transformational lifestyle coach and wears several hats when it comes to transformation. After college Chloe became an international model who traveled throughout Europe, lived in Milan, Italy and worked for designers such as Armani, Versace, Escada, Dolce and Gabbana, Revlon and many others. Chloe is now a successful entrepreneur and the creator of the Girl-Swag curriculum, a personal development guide for young women and girls and is also the author of her memoir, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/laughagain" target="_blank">I Can Laugh Again: From the Valley of Grief to A Glimpse of Heaven</a>.</em></p> [bctt tweet="Be bold. Be powerful. Be truthful. And, share your knowledge. - @ChloeTBrown #StandingOShow"] During the interview, Chloe shares the painful story about how she and her husband lost their young child, Justin. After years of grief, Chloe made the decision to be her best self again, do the work, and choose happiness. She shares how the arrival of her youngest son, Joshua, several years later helped heal the pain. It's a touching, moving story full of inspiration, transformation, and hope. Chloe also talks about her experience as a successful entrepreneur working with young girls and professional women after transitioning from the life of an international model. She discusses her Girl- Swag program and her Personal Excellence Profile. We wind down the interview with ways to write and promote a book successfully so that the most people can benefit from your story. <strong>Enjoy this interview? 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They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">When did Chloe start mentoring girls and young professional women?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What were the decisions Chloe made to help get her happiness back after the loss of her young child, Justin?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How did she find the most influential coach in her life?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What is Chloe's Personal Excellence Profile (PEP)?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why did it take her 15 years to publish her memoir, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/laughagain" target="_blank">I Can Laugh Again</a>,</em> after writing it?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are the ways that Chloe moved from grief to laughter?</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How the allure of being a model has helped Chloe be a mentor and transformational leader in girls and young professional women's lives.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How the loss her young child caused her to lose all laughter, energy and enthusiasm and the decision to get it back again</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400">.</span></i></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On recovering from a painful loss, “I was going to work on being my best self again no matter how difficult it was.”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How the  birth of her son Joshua years later played a part in restoring happiness, “Joshua gave us the space and the little face that we could plant all those kisses on...”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How a very direct conversation with her coach led her to become a transformational trainer.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On starting something new, “You're never too old...as long as you have goals and dreams”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How Chloe's Personal Excellence Profile takes you from where you are to where you aspire to be.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How her spiritual life led to the conviction that "Everything would be restored."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Doing the work, desire, and decision are keys to how to find happiness after suffering a loss. </span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Love this interview with @ChloeTBrown on The #StandingOShow podcast!"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/laughagain" target="_blank">I Can Laugh Again: From the Valley of Grief to a Glimpse of Heaven</a> </em>by Chloe Taylor Brown</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/thinkingbig" target="_blank">The Magic of Thinking Big</a></em> by Dr. David Schwartz</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/gettingrich" target="_blank">The Science of Getting Rich</a></em> by Wallace D Wattles</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/ChloeStyle" target="_blank">Getting Ready Chloe-Style: Perfecting Your Authentic Image</a> </em>by Chloe Taylor Brown</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CauseForElegance" target="_blank">CAUSE for Elegance</a><i> - Chloe's favorite nonprofit</i></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://thechloexperience.com/" target="_blank">The Chloe Xperience </a>-  <em>Chloe's website</em></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. 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12: Feel More Compassion - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">To feel more compassion is the focus for today's Mindset Monday episode on The Standing O Show. For me, compassion starts with the mindset that you and I are connected to one another, and that I’m always seeing the good in you and every living being. And, when you have goodness and peace and abundance in your life, it benefits me and the world, and vice versa. And, when you don’t, I want to do something to help when given the opportunity.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> Hello, thank you for joining me today on The Standing O Show! I’m your host, Marc Smith. And, for today’s Mindset Monday, I want to talk to you about compassion To feel more compassion is such an important key to living a satisfying life. For me, it starts with the mindset that you and I are connected to one another, and that I’m always seeing the good, or potential, in you and every living being. And, when you have goodness and peace and abundance in your life, it benefits me and the world, and vice versa. And, when you don’t, I want to do something to help when given the opportunity. So, the great thing about compassion is that it comes from within. The <a href="http://www.psychologicalscience.org/" target="_blank">Association for Psychological Science</a> says that <strong>compassion is defined as “the emotional response when perceiving suffering and involves an authentic desire to help.”</strong> So, whether acts of compassion are big or small, it doesn’t matter as long as they come from the heart. Aesop writes, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” <h3 style="color: #f39628">To Feel More Compassion Has Benefits</h3> You know, aside from helping others, compassion also benefits you and me when we practice it. Science has shown that to feel more compassion has real mental and physical health benefits too. In an experiment at the University of British Columbia, participants received a sum of money and half of the participants were instructed to spend the money on themselves; the other half was told to spend the money on others. At the end of the study participants who had spent money on others felt significantly happier than those who had spent money on themselves. Anne Frank said, “No one ever became poor by giving.” The University of Michigan discovered that people who are motivated by compassion and are engaged in volunteerism live longer than their non-volunteering peers. Other research has shown that depression and anxiety are linked to a preoccupation with ourselves. When you do something for someone else, however, that state of self-focus shifts to a state of other-focus and can reduce stress and anxiety. I’ve really found this to be true. The fastest way for me get out of my head is to feel more compassion and help someone else. It gives me perspective, and helps me feel happy and less pre-occupied. Plato said, <strong>“Be kind, for everyone is fighting a harder battle.”</strong> And by practicing compassion, you have a ripple effect. <a href="http://www.parneetpal.com/" target="_blank">Parneet Pal</a>, the Chief Science Officer of <a href="https://wisdomlabs.com/" target="_blank">Wisdom Labs</a> in San Francisco says that “science shows that compassion is contagious; it spreads in social networks, up to three degrees of separation.” So, if I see you doing something kind for someone in need, it makes me feel good too, and more often than not, I’ll reach out and help someone. My friends and family will see that and some will do the same. Then, their friends see their acts of compassion…and so on. You get the picture. Happiness spreads and if the people around us are happy, we also become happier. <h3 style="color: #f39628">Do Good, Be Kind, and Change the World</h3> Will you look out for someone in need today, connect, and help in whatever way you can? Or, how about doing an act of random compassionate kindness for someone else? <strong>Compassion</strong> “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama <h3 style="color: #f39628"></h3> <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. 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11: Using Newsletters to Increase Profits with Jim Palmer
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Jim Palmer is a marketing and business-building expert and coach. He’s the founder of the Dream Business Academy and the Dream Business Coaching and Mastermind Program. Jim is also the host of Newsletter Guru TV, a weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners. He’s also the host of the smart marketing strategies podcast called Stick Like Glue Radio (Love that title!).  Jim is best known internationally as <em>“The Newsletter Guru”. </em>And, today we talk about <strong>how successful entrepreneurs are using newsletters to increase profits and keep customers</strong>.</p> During the interview, Jim tells the stories of how he lost his corporate job and faced a serious illness while he and his wife were parents to four teen age children. It was during that <em>"Season of Crises"</em> that Jim got clear with his priorities, developed a sense of urgency, and made the decision to launch the successful business he runs today. Jim also talks about how entrepreneurs can retain customers and use newsletters to increase revenue.  He also discusses his newest book, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/decide" target="_blank">Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger</a>,</em> and how quick decisions lead to business success. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What is Jim most excited about in 2016?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What key decisions have led to Jim's business success?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does someone choose the right mastermind group?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are the keys for using newsletters to increase profits?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are the most effective tips and layouts for your newsletter?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why is "Decide" the one word that distinguishes highly successful entrepreneurs from others?</span></span></span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">The fastest way to get from your current business to your future business is to ask someone who's already made that journey and then follow their path.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On giving back as a secret for growth - "When I started giving more, that's when my business started to take off."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Investing in your future success is a path to growth.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">When customer retention is a better strategy than customer acquisition to increase revenue.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">Secrets to making a physical newsletter successful and making your customers happy.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How a growing business thrives on momentum.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/decide" target="_blank"><em>Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger</em></a> by Jim Palmer</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/MeInc" target="_blank">Me, Inc.</a></em> by Gene Simmons</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.nohasslenewsletters.com/" target="_blank">Jim's No Hassle Newsletter site</a> for Templates</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.goodworksinc.org/" target="_blank">Good Works</a> - Jim<em>'s favorite charity</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.getjimpalmer.com" target="_blank">Get Jim Palmer</a>- Jim<em>'s website</em></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, Go Out Today and Get Your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. 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10: Gratitude as a Way of Life - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Gratitude as a way of life is the focus of today's Mindset Monday. I can’t think of anything that can transform a situation or my feelings about something more than finding and acknowledging gratitude. We often hear about having an attitude of gratitude. But, gratitude is more than just an attitude. It’s also a feeling, an emotion, a virtue, a way to cope…I’d even go so far to say that gratitude can be a way of life.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> Hello, thanks for listening Ovation Nation to double digit Mindset Monday – it’s episode 10! I’m your host, Marc Smith. I want to talk on this Mindset Monday about gratitude as a way of life. I can’t think of anything that can transform a situation or my feelings about something more than finding and acknowledging gratitude. We often hear about having an attitude of gratitude. But, gratitude is more than just an attitude. It’s also a feeling, an emotion, a virtue, a way to cope…I’d even go so far to say that gratitude can be a way of life. Joel Osteen says, <strong>“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">What is Gratitude</h3> So, what is <em>gratitude</em>? The word itself is made up from the latin root word gratia. If you think about the word, in addition to gratitude, you’ll notice that the words grateful, gracias, gratify, gratuity, and grace come from it. So, gratitude has to do with kindness, and giving, and favor, and generosity, and receiving something unearned. To me, gratitude as a way of life comes from a deep, happy place in me that is full of appreciation, humility and joyfulness. It goes beyond the good manners of saying thank you, or the obligation like when some parents ask their children, “Now, what do you say to grandma?” Those cultural forms of appreciation have their place. But, as the author, GK Chesterton writes, <strong>“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by joy.”</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">The Benefits of Gratitude as a Way of Life</h3> I suppose because gratitude as a way of life comes from the heart, it makes sense that researchers are finding that it’s good for your health. A study showed that patients who experienced a heart attack were more likely to suffer another heart attack within 8 years if they blamed their attack on others and outside factors. This was opposed to heart attack patients who acknowledged benefits and gains from their experience, including being more appreciative of life. They had a reduced risk for another heart attack. If nothing else, a focus on gratitude can help us want to take better care of our bodies. In other research, it’s been found that positive emotions, including gratitude, have a physiological healing effect on our body as they undo the harmful effects of negative emotions. I think this is what Naomi Williams may have been thinking when she said, “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed at the same time.” <h3 style="color: #f39628">Gratitude in Tough Times</h3> But, is gratitude as a way of life easier said than done during hard times? I mean it’s pretty easy to be grateful when things going great and life seems in flow. But what happens when we suffer loss, or face hardships? What do we do with gratitude blockers like anger, resentment, and grief? Well, gratitude, or finding gratefulness in even the toughest of times, plays a role in eventual happiness and growth. Living with gratitude as a way of life can help transform even the darkest moments into an opportunity for growth. It’s not about being grateful for the circumstances. I’m not grateful for loss or even a dumb decision that’s made things difficult. It’s more about being grateful for the skills you have for transforming those circumstances into something positive or for growth. <h3 style="color: #f39628">Remembering my Mom with Gratitude</h3> One of the reasons that I chose gratitude for Mindset Monday is that this week, 7 years ago, my mom went into hospice and passed away from breast cancer. It’s always a tough week as it brings to the top of my mind how much I miss her. I don’t think that’ll ever go away. So, I feel the sorrow, the pain of loss returns, the tears come when I realize how much I miss just picking up the phone and talking. But, I also turn to gratitude as I remember her and celebrate her role in me becoming the man I am today. <blockquote>I’m grateful that I was her son and she was my mom. I’m grateful that I felt the unconditional love that only a mom can give. I’m thankful that I have her empathy for those who are suffering and working toward a better life. I’m grateful that she brought dogs into our home at such a young age and taught my sister and I to be responsible and love all animals. I’m grateful that she taught me to always look for the good in a person. I’m thankful that she and my dad instilled a sense of humor in me that’s one of the most valuable things that I have. I’m grateful that I learned so much from her about strength and graciousness as I watched her fight like hell against the disease and then face dying. And, I’m grateful that from her death I have determined to live with even more happiness, purpose, and success in my life.</blockquote> So, if you’re listening to this episode in the morning, what is there happening today that you can be grateful for? Or, if you’re listening at the end of the day, what are 2 or 3 good things, gifts, benefits that happened today that fill you with gratitude. Make these questions a habit. Research shows that reminding ourselves of things we are grateful for affirms us and makes us happier. As Dr. Robert Emmons says in his book, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/ThanksEmmons" target="_blank">Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier</a></em>, “When we are grateful, we affirm that a source of goodness exists in our lives.” <strong>Gratitude</strong> “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. 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9: What Stories Would You Tell Your Younger Self with Julian Hosp
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Dr. Julian Hosp grew up in Austria and moved to the United States when he was 16 where he went to high school and played basketball. He eventually moved back to Austria to play pro ball and also study medicine. He also learned to kite surf in Italy and was a professional kite surfer for 10 years as he completed his studies and became a medical doctor. Shortly after, Julian decided to start his own business and moved to Hong Kong where he lives today with his partner Bettina.</p> During the interview, Julian talks about his Amazon #1 Best Seller, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/25Stories" target="_blank">25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self</a>.</em>  Julian tells many of the stories of his life and the lessons learned that have helped him be a successful entrepreneur. He shares the Ice Cream story from his days as a 5 year old where he learned from his mom that "you need to give, in order to get". Julian shares the Sandwich story from his days in middle school where he and his friend, Peter, learned the business skills needed to provide a tasty and profitable alternative to the school cafeteria. We learn the story of Paul where Julian learned that <strong>"if you want to achieve more then you have to become more"</strong>. Julian Hosp shares more stories and what it takes to successfully launch a best-selling book. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Who was the most influential person in Julian's life?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How did he develop a hard-core work ethic and mindset?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why did he decide to leave his medical practice and go into business for himself?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why did he write <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/25Stories" target="_blank">25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self</a></em>?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Was he ever afraid to act on a major life decision?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Is there a formula for becoming financially free?</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Enjoying @JulianHosp ‘s 25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self on @marcsmith111 ‘s #podcast! "] <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On learning from his mom and early basketball coach, two lessons include "You need to give in order to get" and "You can do anything. Your thoughts determine your actions".</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">The Sandwich story taught Julian about spotting a need in the marketplace, how to raise money, and why it's important to play to your strengths.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Following your desires can be one of the hardest thing to do around friends and family, but it can also have a huge reward.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">About success: "I many times took the road less traveled".</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How people always remember stories, especially with lessons attached.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why the story of Cortez saying, "Burn the Boats" was important in making the decision to go all in and move to a new country.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Have as many true fans as possible when launching a book.</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="If you want to achieve more, you have to become more - @JulianHosp #StandingOShow"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/25Stories" target="_blank">25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self </a></em> by Dr. Julian Hosp</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/Elon" target="_blank">Elon Musk</a></em> by Ashlee Vance</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/humans" target="_blank">Humans of New York</a> - Julian's<em> favorite nonprofit</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/25StoriesSite" target="_blank">25 Stories</a>- Julian<em>'s website</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">Julian on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/25stories" target="_blank">Facebook</a></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. 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8: Expand Your Comfort Zone - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">How to expand your comfort zone is the topic of today’s Mindset Monday. We’ve all heard the saying that life begins one step outside of your comfort zone. And, I know that it’s absolutely true, and I also know that moving out of the comfort zone is <em>not</em> comfortable. There are ways to expand or raise your comfort zone. To Expand your comfort zone is growth. John Maxwell says that “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zones.” Three steps to move out of your comfort zone are to decide that you value growth over standing still, change your mindset, and take small action steps into the new situation.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> Hello, thanks for listening Ovation Nation to another Mindset Monday! I’m your host, Marc Smith. I want to talk to you about How to Expand Your Comfort Zone! We’ve all heard the saying that life begins one step outside of your comfort zone. And, I know that it’s absolutely true, and I also know that moving out of the comfort zone is <em>not</em> very comfortable. The question is what do we need to do face that discomfort and move toward the things that help us be successful and prosperous? Back in last week’s Mindset Monday, <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/6-thinking-big-mindset-monday-marc-smith/" target="_blank">Episode 6</a>, I talked about the tension that’s created when we begin <em>thinking big</em> and see ourselves outside our current situation. That created tension is the sweet spot that leads to growth! Abraham Maslow says, <strong>“One can choose to go backward toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again. Fear must be overcome again and again.”</strong> <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Your Comfort Zone is Like Your Internal Thermostat</h3> So, let’s look at comfort zones more closely. One of my teachers, the late Lou Tice, of <a href="http://www.thepacificinstitute.com/" target="_blank">The Pacific Institute</a>, said, that “Our comfort zones regulate our effectiveness.” <strong>Regulate</strong> is the key word because Lou explained that the comfort zones in our mind are like the thermostat in our home. If we set the comfort point at 72 degrees, then the heat or AC comes on when the temperature goes outside that set point and brings it back to 72 degrees. If you think of yourself in a certain way or you get used to living at a certain level, then your mind wants to self-regulate and bring you back to that comfort zone whenever you begin to think about something bigger or even different. You start to feel out of place, and your subconscious mind says “Get back to where you belong!” Retreat! Don’t do it! You begin to come up with excuses, “what if this happens?” or “Yes, that would be nice, But…” But, I’m not ready…But, I don’t have time…But, I could never do that…anything to relieve the fear and get back into the comfort zone. So, those feelings can be normal. It’s just your comfort zone making those excuses in your mind. Kyra Davis writes, “Sometimes we have to step outside of our comfort zones. And we have to discover the sensuality of fear. We need to face it, challenge it, dance with it.” <h3 style="color: #f39628">3 Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone</h3> There are ways to expand or raise your comfort zone. So let’s talk about them. Expanding your comfort zone is growth. John Maxwell says that “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zones.” Here are 3 steps to expand your comfort zone: <ol> <li>The first thing is to <strong>decide</strong>. Decide to let go of all the reasons something won’t work, and decide that you want it. Once you make the decision that you really want it, then your subconscious mind goes into action to provide creative ideas about how to get it or do it. Keep in mind the positive benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone: self confidence, efficacy, meeting new people, productivity, accomplishment. So make the decision that you want these things, that you want to grow.</li> <li><strong>Change your mindset</strong>. When you begin to feel that fear or uncertainty come up, do what professional athletes do before a big game. Begin to visualize the situation and you being successful in that situation. Visualize the end result and what that feels like. Know that you are bigger than the situation. Your subconscious is creative and will seek out the way. I’m always amazed how the steps make themselves known once I set the goal, see it in my mind and move toward it.</li> <li><strong>Say Yes! to the opportunities</strong>. Accept the nervous feelings and take action steps that move you forward.</li> </ol> <h3 style="color: #f39628">The Standing O Show Has Really Moved Me Out of My Comfort Zone (and I love it!)</h3> I know that after years working in corporate America as an educator and in Executive Leadership, starting a new business, which includes The Standing O Show was a huge step out of my comfort zone. Facing fears and doubts and struggling with things I didn’t know how to do caused me to want to retreat many times! But I made the decision (sometimes daily) to expand my comfort zone. I used visualization and changed my mindset. And,  I just kept taking steps toward my goals discovering the ways to do things as I moved ahead… <strong>and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!</strong> I’ve met and started relationships with amazing, successful people who I wouldn’t have met by falling back into my comfort zone, and I feel so good knowing that I’m helping others through this show and my business. My comfort zone expands every day. What’s one opportunity that you can say Yes to today that expands and moves you out of your comfort zone? Can you find one thing today, Ovation Nation? <strong>Expand Your Comfort Zone</strong> “Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end…because in the end it shows you a whole new world!” – Manoj Arora <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below.
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7: Positive Mindset for the Conscious Entrepreneur with Alicia Cramer
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Alicia Cramer is a renowned mindset expert, a speaker, coach, consultant, and entrepreneur.  Having worked with hundreds of private clients over the past several years - from startups to owners of multi-million dollar companies - Alicia has an intimate understanding of the mindset pitfalls that affect entrepreneurs. Alicia’s clients have referred to her as their “secret weapon” for overcoming obstacles and achieving their personal and professional goals. She has been written about in Forbes, and has been a guest on numerous radio shows, including ESPN Denver and Fox Business radio.</p> During the interview, Alicia tells the story of  how she started her first business with a materialistic motive that didn't align with her deepest desires and intentions. After her son was born, Alicia discovered what was most valuable to her and the true reason she was in business for herself as an entrepreneur. Alicia also talks about her book, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/OutsideBox" target="_blank">The Outside the Box Entrepreneur: The mindset, marketing, and making of Your Lifestyle Business</a>.</em> She  shares about why discovering What You Want is the first step in creating a thriving, profitable business. In addition, Alicia talks about the magic bullet for a business breakthrough - it takes work. She shares her approach to coaching clients to use visualization and feelings for powerful results, and how affirmations are only sometimes useful. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What does Alicia mean by conscious entrepreneur?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What led her to become an entrepreneur?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How important was it to bring a coach into her life?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why is "What do you Want?" an important mindset question?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does she use visualization to shape her life?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What does Alicia think of training her mind with affirmations?</span></span></span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On the entrepreneurial inner game - "Through our inner growth and personal development, we see the positive evidence and reflection of that in our business."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">A<strong> conscious entrepreneur</strong> is all about the alignment with the greater aspect of ourselves through integrity, awareness, and potential.</li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why trying anything new meets with resistance.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Results from working with a coach have as much to do with the ourselves than the ability of the coach.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On discovering your purpose - "You cannot deny the truth of what feels good to you versus what does not".</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">“The real gold is when you find the questions that move you”.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How to reframe negative emotions like worry or fear through visualization.</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="The real gold is when you find the questions that move you - @AliciaCramer #StandingOShow"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/OutsideBox" target="_blank"><em>The Outside the Box Entrepreneur</em></a> by Alicia Cramer</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/biologybelief" target="_blank">The Biology of Belief </a>by Bruce Lipton</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/dip" target="_blank"><em>The Dip</em></a> by Seth Godin </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="https://www.khanacademy.org/" target="_blank">Khan Academy</a>- Alicia<em>'s favorite nonprofit</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/alicia" target="_blank">AliciaCramer.com</a>- Alicia<em>'s website</em></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below. [grwebform url="https://app.getresponse.com/view_webform_v2.js?u=BX5kE&webforms_id=3070104" css="on" center="off" center_margin="200"/]
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6: Thinking Big - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Thinking Big is the topic of today’s Mindset Monday. One of the keys to a success mindset is that you think big! And, you also understand that you are what you think. You can win success by believing you can succeed. Once you decide to achieve what you're thinking about, then go after it with everything you've got. Look at things as they can be, not as they are. Imagine how it will feel after the change is made, develop a plan with smaller goals and take action making adjustments as you go along, and celebrate as you achieve the steps of your plan along the way.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> Hello, thanks for listening Ovation Nation! I’m your host, Marc Smith. Today, I want to talk to you about Thinking Big! Look, you spend your whole day thinking, you might as well think big. Back in the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/000-marc-smith-starting-success-mindset-marketing-podcast/" target="_blank">Intro Episode 000</a>, I talked about 3 kinds of mindset – the growth mindset, the success or champion mindset, and the millionaire or abundance mindset. One of the keys to each of them is that you think big! And, you also understand that you are what you think. You can win success by believing you can succeed. David Schwartz, the author of <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/thinkingbig" target="_blank">The Magic of Thinking Big</a></em>, writes, “The mind is what the mind is fed”. Feed your mind good thoughts, positive thoughts, big thoughts, and big things will come. Emeril Lagasse says, <strong>“If you think big, then it’s going to be big.”</strong> <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thinking Big and a Rubber Band</h3> Imagine that you’re holding a rubber band in your left hand between your thumb and forefinger at about chest level. This represents the way things are in your life right now, it’s your <strong>current reality</strong>. Now, take the other end of the rubber band with your right hand between your thumb and forefinger and pull it upward toward your chin. The top of the rubber band now represents something bigger that you want, it’s your <strong>desired state</strong> or your goal, or the thing that you’re thinking bigger about. One of the first things that you’ll notice when you pull the rubber band upward toward the thing or goal you desire is that it creates tension in the rubber band. That’s normal. And, that’s what happens in us as we think big. A tension forms in our minds because we are taking ourselves out of our current situation into something different or bigger. We are imagining something that is out of our comfort zone. Now this tension is normal and it’s a good thing. It means you’re thinking big. If your thoughts about what you want to achieve begin to make you nervous, or fear or doubt begin to creep in, or other people say it can’t be done…that’s normal. Your mind wants to relieve the tension. And there are only two ways to do that. <h3 style="color: #f39628">Two Ways to Relieve Big Thinking Tension</h3> So, can you still imaging the rubber band stretched in front of you – the lower hand representing the way things are now and the top hand representing what you want? You’re thinking big, and one of the ways you can relieve this tension is to return the top hand to meet the bottom hand (which means giving up on your big thought and returning to the way things are). I want to encourage you not to give in to fear or doubt. T. Harv Eker, author of <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/millionairemind" target="_blank">Secrets of the Millionaire Mind</a></em>, says in regard to people who want to develop a millionaire mindset, “The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.” Now, the 2nd way, or the better way to relieve the tension in the rubber band is to bring the lower hand to meet the higher hand – to bring your current reality up to your bigger, desired state. And the way to do that is <ul> <li>Acknowledge the tension or fear or doubt.</li> <li>Then, to go after what you want with everything you’ve got.</li> <li>Look at things as they can be, not as they are. Imagine, or visualize, how it will feel after the change is made.</li> <li>Develop a plan with smaller goals and take action making adjustments as you go along (at this point focus on the process more than the outcome).</li> <li>And, definitely celebrate as you achieve the steps of your plan along the way.</li> </ul> <strong>The key is not to procrastinate until you think you know how to make it happen.</strong> David Schwartz says, “When you believe, your mind will find a way” and there’s a Zen saying, “Leap and the net will appear”. What is one thing that you are thinking big about today, Ovation Nation, that creates tension in you? Can you think even <em>bigger</em>? When you see that you can do it, you’ll build up the belief in your self to do even more. <h4 class="p1"><span class="s1">Thinking Big!</span></h4> <blockquote>Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life is too short to think small. – Tim Ferris</blockquote> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening!</h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below.
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5: Champion Hearted Coaching with Greg Faxon
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Greg Faxon is a high-stakes performance coach who catalyzes radical and lasting results for <strong>champion-hearted individuals</strong>. He partners with entrepreneurs all across the globe who are driven to be the best at their game and helps them build impactful businesses without leaving their health or relationships behind. In addition, Greg has been an All American wrestler and a nationally ranked Spartan racer. And recently, along with his partner, Emma Moulton Huvos, he started the Riverside Project - a collaborative learning experience rooted in the simple desire to live better.</p> During the interview, Greg shares about how he made the intentional decision to be unconventional in his business by choosing to move away from scale and to move toward making a deep impact with a small amount of like-minded people. He chose to be true to himself and make the biggest impact going deep instead of wide. Greg also tells the story about how a conversation with Seth Godin influenced his approach to building an email marketing list.  Finally, Greg talks about what makes a great coach to help take a business to the next level...and much more! <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What is Greg Faxon most excited about in 2016?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why did he choose an unconventional approach to giving away free content and building an email marketing list?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What were some of the mindset attitudes instilled in him as a child by his parents that helped him excel in sports?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Is the champion mindset that he used in sports carried over into business today?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How would someone benefit with Greg as a coach?</span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Loving @GregFaxon ‘s approach to champion hearted coaching on @marcsmith111 ‘s #podcast! "] <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On Spartan racing and business, "I'm a fan of getting into places where your tribe hangs out."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">An important question to ask when setting a business strategy: How do you want to make your impact?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">If your metric is the email list, optimize for that. If your metric is connecting with the right people, optimize for that.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Lesson learned from conversations with Seth Godin and girlfriend, Emma, about how to build an email marketing list.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Growing your business with <strong>high intention and low attachment</strong>.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Great coaching skills are more important than domain expertise.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why some entrepreneurs build themselves a 2nd cage.</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="What would you do if you really couldn't fail? - Greg Faxon #StandingOShow"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/rework" target="_blank">Rework</a></em> by Jason Fried and David Hansson</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/zag" target="_blank">Zag: The #1 Strategy of High Performance Brands</a></em> by Marty Neumeier</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://acumen.org/" target="_blank">Acumen</a> - <em>Greg's favorite charity</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/gregfaxon" target="_blank">GregFaxon.com</a> - <em>Greg's website</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">Email Greg at <a href="mailto:greg@gregfaxon.com" target="_blank">greg@gregfaxon.com</a></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. 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4: Enthusiasm - Mindset Monday with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Today’s Mindset Monday is about Enthusiasm. It’s a great topic for me in particular, since mine is sky high surrounding the launch of the Standing O Show last week. I'll talk about the importance of enthusiasm and it's definition. Enthusiasm and resilience go hand in hand as evidenced by Churchill, Edison, and Disney.  The three final points about enthusiasm: It focuses on things of value, people love to be around enthusiastic people, and enthusiasm is fun since it's the bridge to passion.</p> <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Episode Notes</h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hello, I’m your host, Marc Smith. Today is the </span><span class="s2">very first </span><span class="s1">Mindset Monday here on The Standing O Show! Mindset Mondays are designed to be short solo episodes focused on topics to help get our mindset right to start off the week.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Today, I’m going to talk about “enthusiasm”. It’s a great topic for me in particular, since mine is sky high surrounding the launch of the Standing O Show last week. The feedback from you, Ovation Nation, has been fantastic and I’ve been touched by the comments I’ve been receiving about the show. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Standing O Show is about building a positive mindset AND the marketing skills needed to help you or your business get the standing O that you deserve. It’s about the inner game and the outer game of business success.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So, It’s easy for me to be enthusiastic about building a business and a show around helping you achieve a thriving life and business.</span></p> <p class="p1">[bctt tweet="I’m loving Mindset Monday on the #StandingOShow podcast with @marcsmith111 !"]</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">What Enthusiasm Means to Me</h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">You know how on Facebook, it has the feature “On This Day”? Last week it showed that I posted a couple of years ago an excerpt from the novel, <i><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/alchemist" target="_blank">The Alchemist</a>. </i> </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Paulo Coelho writes, "...there was a language in the world that everyone understood...</span><span class="s1">it was the language of <b>enthusiasm,</b> </span><span class="s1">of things accomplished with love and purpose..."</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So, Enthusiasm is summed up for me by the phrase, <em>“Do what you love and success will follow”</em>. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">It doesn’t mean that you’ll win every time. Sometimes, you’ll fall short. Winston Churchill said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Think of Howard Schulz. He was turned down by banks over 200 times before someone said yes to Starbucks. Or, Thomas Edison…he failed over 1,000 times before he got the electric light bulb right. Walt Disney was turned down over 300 times, but his enthusiastic and his persistent approach has given us Disneyland - the Happiest Place on Earth!<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span></span></p> <p class="p1"><strong><span class="s1">It was enthusiasm for what they believed in that led to success.</span></strong></p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Enthusiasm Defined</h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Cambridge dictionary defines enthusiasm as “a ​feeling of ​energetic ​interest in something and a ​desire to be ​involved in it”.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So, it is a feeling, it’s energy, it’s interest, it’s desire, and it’s involvement. Success can’t help but follow when you have feelings about something or someone with energy, interest, desire, and involvement. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Charles Schwab says that “a person can succeed at anything for which he or she has unlimited enthusiasm”. What do you have in your life today that you are grateful for and that you can be enthusiastic about?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">At this moment, I’m grateful to have you listening today, and I’m enthusiastic about The Standing O Show being able to help and inspire you.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">What are you enthusiastic about today? I’d love to know. Feel free to let me know in the comment section on the website.</span></p> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Final Thoughts About Enthusiasm</h3> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">As I think more about this topic, it’s such a great feeling to show in your life because it means that <strong>you are focused on something of value</strong>. With enthusiasm, you have this energy and desire to be involved with a goal, or an experience, or a relationship, or in creating something of value.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Another thing about enthusiasm is that other people love to be around it!<span class="Apple-converted-space">  It's</span> contagious. Chris Martin, from Coldplay, said, “We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The last thing I’ll say about our topic, on this Mindset Monday, is that enthusiasm is fun! It is the bridge to passion, and it’s easy to be enthusiastic about something that you’re passionate about! That’s <strong>FUN</strong>!</span></p> <h4 class="p1"><span class="s1">Enthusiasm!</span></h4> <blockquote> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. - Norman Vincent Peale.</span></p> </blockquote> <h3 style="color: #f39628"></h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks so much for listening! Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below. [grwebform url="https://app.getresponse.com/view_webform_v2.js?u=BX5kE&webforms_id=3070104" css="on" center="off" center_margin="200"/]
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3: How to Create a Powerful LinkedIn Profile with Andrea Stenberg
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Social media marketing consultant and coach Andrea Stenberg helps baby boomer entrepreneurs to standout in a crowded market, position themselves as an expert and to get clients calling them using a powerful LinkedIn profile and other online marketing tools.</p> Andrea has one of the top 5% most-viewed LinkedIn profiles, and almost 93,000 views of her Google Plus profile. For ten years Andrea has brought her working knowledge of social media to help her clients navigate the social media waters with <strong>better results in less time</strong>. During the interview, Andrea talks about how she chose Baby Boomers as her client avatar. In addition, she shares how blogging turned out to be one of the most important decisions in her entrepreneurial journey. When we turn to a discussion about LinkedIn as an important social media platform for small business owners and entrepreneurs, Andrea explains why LinkedIn as a multimedia channel is critical to highlighting you and your brand. Finally, I present Andrea with a powerful LinkedIn profile to help us understand why it's so powerful and effective. I happen to present her with her own profile! In that discussion, Andrea shares the importance of the LinkedIn publishing tools, a professional profile picture, an attention-getting headline, a keyword driven summary, and much more... <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How does being specific in identifying Andrea's ideal client help her business?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What has pushed her through during moments of doubt and fear?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why does Andrea believe that LinkedIn is so important for businesses that want to elevate their brand?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">When should someone invest and upgrade to the Professional LinkedIn profile?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are the elements in Andrea's profile that make it a powerful LinkedIn profile?</span></span></span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On Baby Boomers - "I like to help people understand that they don't have to change who they are and what they do; they just have to take what they know and apply it to online."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why "dating your niche" is the best piece of advice about choosing an avatar.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On the importance of coaches and mentors, "Not only is it okay to need help, it's a requirement."</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">The key to moving past fear and doubt is to <strong>make a decision and take action</strong>.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How the LinkedIn Publishing platform is one of its most powerful features.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">The reasons why your LinkedIn headline should be treated as your mini elevator pitch.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">To set yourself apart and keep people on your profile, add multimedia to your LinkedIn profile.</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Anyone who's been successful has had help along the way - Andrea Stenberg #StandingOShow"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/OvercomingUnderEarning" target="_blank">OverComing UnderEarning</a> </em>by Barbara Stanny</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/perfectingpitch" target="_blank">Perfecting Your Pitch</a> </em>by Nancy Michaels</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/" target="_blank">Alzheimer's Society</a> - <em>Andrea's favorite charity</em></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">Andrea on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreastenberg" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/andreastenberg" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/andreastenberg" target="_blank">Facebook</a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400">The <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/babyboomerentrepreneur" target="_blank">Baby Boomer Entrepreneur</a>- Andrea<em>'s website</em></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. 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2: 5 Things Your Business Needs to Hit 6 Figures with Brian Lofrumento
<p style="padding-top: 14px">Brian Lofrumento discusses how at a young age, he’s been able to build a number of successful businesses. Brian's businesses have reached over 3.5 million people worldwide, and he has over 3,000 students from around the world going through his courses about how to automate and scale their businesses online. The key to hit 6 figures and growing business success is the strategy to <strong>always lead with value</strong>.</p> During the interview, Brian tells the story of providing so much free value and good marketing content in a seminar, that when it came time for audience questions the first question came from a man who asked, “Who do I cut a check to?” Entrepreneurs are successful when they focus on whom they want to serve and providing what those individuals want. Brian also talks about his book, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/LofrumentoBook" target="_blank">Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur</a></em>. He shares about what it takes to get in front of and meet the people who inspire him. In addition, he talks about how your mindset is the ultimate decider of success. Finally, I present Brian with a business scenario and ask him to apply the 5 things the business needs to hit 6 figures. Brian explains the lead magnet, trip wire, return path…and much more. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What does Brian mean by leading with value as a strong business strategy?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What was he doing as teenager that prepared him to start his first business?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are the habits that he has formed that have led to business success?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why did he write <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/LofrumentoBook" target="_blank">Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur</a></em>? </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why is mindset the ultimate decider of success?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What are 5 things a business needs to hit 6 figures?</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Enjoying @BrianLofrumento ‘s list of things a business needs to hit 6 figures on @marcsmith111 ‘s #podcast! "] <h3 style="color: #f39628">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On starting a business, just provide as much as value as possible by helping people and getting them closer to the results they want. The money will follow.. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">The first two questions to ask when starting a business: Who do you want to serve and what do those people want?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Knowing the way to overcome doubt is to know your “why?’</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How to tell if new entrepreneurs will succeed or not. <strong>Mindset is the #1 thing</strong>.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">On surrounding yourself with the right people, and to “stop surrounding your self with lobsters”.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">“Your quality of life is determined by how many people you can call in good times who will share your excitement with you”.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Brian shares the 5 things an online business needs to hit 6 figures.</span></span></span></li> </ul> [bctt tweet="Stop surrounding your self with lobsters - Brian Lofrumento #StandingOShow"] <h3 style="color: #f39628">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/LofrumentoBook" target="_blank">Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur</a></em> by Brian Lofrumento</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/pokethebox" target="_blank">Poke the Box</a></em> by Seth Godin</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.afest.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400">Awesomeness Fest</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/LofrumentoFree" target="_blank">Brian’s Free 6 Figure Training</a></span></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://www.savethechildren.org/" target="_blank">Save the Children</a> - <em>Brian's favorite charity</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><a href="http://imetbrian.com/" target="_blank">I Met Brian</a>- <em>Brian's website</em></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628"></h3> <h3 style="color: #f39628">Thanks for Listening!</h3> Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below. [grwebform url="https://app.getresponse.com/view_webform_v2.js?u=BX5kE&webforms_id=3070104" css="on" center="off" center_margin="200"/]
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1: From Actor to Hollywood Film Producer and Author with Brian Ronalds
<p style="padding-top: 14px;">Brian Ronalds discusses his path from actor to producing short films and feature films to starting a PR firm and now to becoming an author. Along with his brother, Dean Ronalds, Brian has produced 5 feature and 15 short films over the past 10 years. These include <em>Netherbeast, Incorporated</em> with Darrell Hammond, Judd Nelson, and Robert Wagner; <em>Dirty Little Trick</em> with Dean Cain and Michael Madsen; and, recently, <em>Going Bongo</em> with Ernest Napoleon and Ashley Olds.<em> </em>The key take away from the interview is “If you start something, finish it.”</p> <p>During the interview, Brian tells his story of perseverance along with his brother, Dean. Brian shares how networking and building strong connected relationships led to meeting a third partner, Kevin Berman, who became an Executive Producer willing to finance their films. This relationship allowed Brian to leave his corporate job and become a full time actor and film producer. He shares how a conversation with Robert Wagner led to a great, inspiring career twist working for Tyler Perry. Brian also talks about his book, <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/BrianRonaldsBook" target="_blank">How Not to Be an A-Hole Husband and Lose Your Wife</a></em>. He explains how he developed the idea for the book and some of his favorite tips for keeping your relationship alive. We wind down the interview with strategies on how actors can improve their personal brand as they build their career. <strong>Enjoy this interview? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong></p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Some Questions I Ask</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">When did Brian know he wanted to work in the film business and ultimately for himself?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Would he attribute his ability to network with people as part of his success?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Was there success from the beginning, or what struggles needed to be overcome?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why did <em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/BrianRonaldsBook" target="_blank">How Not to Be an A-Hole Husband and Lose Your Wife</a></em> need to be written by him?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Was the response from women a surprise?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How do actors build a personal brand?</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">In This Episode, You’ll Learn</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How the film with the lowest budget and shortest schedule ended up going to the most film festivals and opened the door to the next level of his career. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How using the strength of relationship building led to starting his PR company which became a huge part of his film producing career</span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">On building connections, “If we didn’t get out in front of people and visit – be kind and caring – we wouldn’t have the relationships we have today.” </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">As an entrepreneur Brian learned early that, “successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people aren’t willing to do.” </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How a conversation with Robert Wagner led to reigniting Brian’s desire to write. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">On the goal of the book, “If I could help save one marriage – Mission Complete.”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why most women love <em>Day 7</em> in the book. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">On the key to success, “If you start something, finish it – good, bad or indifferent.”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brian shares the 5 biggest tips for actors to build their personal brand.</span></li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href="http://ovationsocial.com/BrianRonaldsBook" target="_blank">How Not to Be an A-Hole Husband and Lose Your Wife</a> </em>by Brian Ronalds</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://www.stjude.org/">St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital</a><em> - Brian's favorite nonprofit</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Brian Ronalds on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/brianronalds" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianRonalds" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a href="https://www.instagram.com/producerbri" target="_blank">Instagram</a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Brian's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1824654/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1" target="_blank">IMDB</a> page</li> </ul> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Thanks for Listening!</h3> <p>Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below. </p>
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000: Starting a Success Mindset and Marketing Podcast with Marc Smith
<p style="padding-top: 14px;">The Standing O Show is focused each week on building a success mindset and the marketing strategies needed to take your brand center stage where you can steal the show and get the Standing O you deserve. The host is Marc Smith.  In this intro episode, Marc talks about why focusing on the inner game AND the outer game is important for every business in order to thrive.</p> <p>The Standing O Show will feature episodes about the success mindset, the growth mindset, and the millionaire mindset. In addition, interview guests will discuss the leading marketing tips and strategies to help a business grow and thrive. <strong>Enjoy this episode? Please <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/standing-o-show-mindset-marketing/id1078452827" target="_blank">subscribe</a> to the podcast in iTunes and leave a 5 star rating and review! They really do matter, and I read every one of them.</strong></p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Episode Notes</h3> <p>Hello. Thanks so much for listening today!  I’m your host, Marc Smith.  I’m flying solo today, instead of interviewing a guest, because I want to let you know what this podcast is all about. So, the Standing O Show is an upbeat, positive conversation focused on your mindset and the marketing skills needed to get to a higher level in your life and in your business. If you’re someone who has great ideas, and needs to put them into action, or let’s say that you’ve just started a new business, and you need to attract more customers, or maybe as an artist, an author or an entrepreneur you already have a strong business, and you want it to become a <strong>thriving</strong> business, then my goal with the Standing O Show is to deliver content and inspiration to help you take your brand center stage. You’ll hear from guests who have had Standing O experiences, and who will help you, teach you, or inspire you to get more Standing O’s in your life and business. </p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Why Mindset & Marketing?</h3> <p>Well, By focusing on both mindset AND marketing, we’re able to start from the inside and work our way out toward the “how-to” in order to have a flourishing life and business. I believe to my core that thoughts become things…that your present thoughts determine your future, and that until you master your inner game, you’ll never master your outer game.</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">3 Kinds of Mindset</h3> <p>So, I want to explore the inner game by looking at three kinds of mindset: the growth mindset, the success or champion mindset, and the millionaire mindset. Let me briefly talk about them. The <strong>growth mindset</strong> looks at learning and overcoming challenges as great things! Life is about growing and your focus is always about using every life event and getting better and better! Successful people have a growth mindset. Now, the <strong>success mindset</strong> looks at your life and says you have the power to create the results and life you want. By focusing on what you want, training your mind to imagine and feel it, you are in a position to intentionally create it for yourself. That’s the success mindset. And, finally, <strong>the millionaire mindset</strong>: Let’s face it, prosperous people think differently. With a millionaire mindset, you think big. You let money work for you, not the other way around. And, you always focus on opportunities.</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">The Inner Game of Mindset</h3> <p>I’ll tell you a little of my story. For many years of my adult life, I’ve done pretty well, but I also failed miserably. I was inconsistent, or I would achieve a level of success and then do something that would sabotage it due to faulty beliefs or wrong attitudes. Then in 2003, I started to learn the principles and strategies to change my mindset and that changed my life – <strong>dramatically</strong>! It’s the saying, “Change your thoughts and change your life” or “Change your thoughts and change your world”. I learned that my <strong>MINDSET MATTERS</strong>, and the results in my life came from my mindset and that whatever I accomplish depends as much on my thoughts and beliefs as it does my ability. Every area of my life is substantially and consistently better – my confidence, my emotional life, my career, my income, my relationships…because, I learned that the 1st step to Standing O moments in life and in business is the right mindset, the growth mindset, the success mindset, and the millionaire mindset. I want the Standing O Show to contribute to your best you, and your best business!</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">The Outer Game of Marketing</h3> <p>But, I also know that it’s not enough only to get our thinking right. There needs to also be <strong>action</strong> as a result of those thoughts. That’s why the Standing O Show will also be sharing the best tips and strategies to put your brand in the spotlight from marketing experts and guests who have experienced success with marketing their own business or brand. We’ll discuss topics like how to use LinkedIn, or live streaming, or video marketing, SEO, podcasting, webinars, your blog, or any marketing platform to share valuable content, attract your audience, and build a community that elevates your brand. I’ll have guests who will show you how to use the power of meaningful relationships to gain trust and loyalty for your business in order to increase your revenue and achieve the highest levels of success! </p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">The Standing O Show Was Created for You</h3> <p>So, that’s what the Standing O Show is about, and I really hope that you find what you’re hearing interesting and of value. If you sometimes struggle with that chatter in your head, you know – your self-talk, then this podcast is for you. And, if you need to raise your marketing game in order to elevate your brand, then this podcast is for you! I want the Standing O Show to provide information that matters to you. If you ever have any feedback for me, please get in touch. You can leave comments at the show’s website, <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/category/podcast/" target="_blank">StandingOShow.com</a>, or you can connect with me on <a href="https://twitter.com/ovationsocial" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ovationsocial">Facebook</a>.</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Format and Schedule of The Standing O Show</h3> <p>The Standing O Show is launching with 3 episodes, and then I’ll publish 2 episodes a week. One will be an interview published every Wednesday morning, and the other will be a shorter solo episode every Monday morning called Mindset Monday. You’ll also notice that in every interview episode I ask my guests for a book recommendation that influenced their mindset or business. Jim Rohn said that, “Successful people have libraries”. I agree. Reading good books is one of the best things we can do to impact our lives. So, you’ll always be able to see all the Standing O Book recommendations at <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">StandingOShow.com</a>. The 2nd thing that you’ll notice in every interview episode is the Standing O Spotlight. This is where I’ll ask all guests to shine a spotlight on the charity or nonprofit organization of their choice. It’s so important to me to always have an attitude of gratitude and to play a part in helping these organizations do good work in the world. You can always find a list of these spotlighted nonprofits on the website, and a portion of all Standing O Show revenue will be donated to each of the recommended organizations. Well, that’s an intro to the Standing O Show! If you like what you hear today, please hit that subscribe button and give an honest rating and review. That helps the show get publicity, which helps me attract interesting, influential, and entertaining guests who you’ll enjoy!</p> <h3 style="color: #f39628;">Thanks so much for listening! Now, go out today and get your Standing O!</h3> <p>Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/resources/standing-o-book-club/" target="_blank">books recommended</a> by past Standing O Show guests. Click to see all the <a href="http://ovationsocial.com/giving-back/" target="_blank">nonprofits or charities spotlighted</a> by past Standing O Show guests. A portion of all OvationSocial.com revenue will be donated to these organizations in 2016. Thanks so much for joining me this week. Leave a note in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you select below. </p>
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