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In this episode of the Inspiring Innovation podcast, a Startup Founder reveal his 4 minutes routine for generating immediate referrals and growing your business:

Zvi Band, CEO and co-founder of Contactually

Today you will learn the easiest and quickest way to grow a business and get more referrals.

The cool thing about this 4 minutes routine I’m about to share, is that it works for any business.

Wether you’re trying to get your first paying customer ever, or if you’re growing an already functioning startup, or want more referrals for you existing business – executing the “do-one-now” routine will do wonders to your life and business.

I realize that this may sound like “pie in the sky”. Almost too simplistic, right? And it’s true. This secret is as simple as it gets, and it has been around forever.

But not enough people are executing it. And I hope that by the end of this episode – you’ll join the ranks of the doers!

I’m sharing this episode with you today because I know first handed that this works. I can attribute thousands of dollars and new business opportunities that this routine has already made me.

In fact, I’ve been lazy and dropped the ball on it. Even though I know it works, I’ve only been using it on-and-off because I get distracted.

Even so, even without consistency, every time I come back to this routine, without failing, something good happens to my business.

Whether it’s a new customer, a consulting gig, a speaking opportunity or a joint venture – it always has a clear effect on my bottom line.

This routine doesn’t require you to invest in any new software. In fact, it won’t cost you a penny. You don’t need any training or learning to start doing it. It works for extroverts and introverts alike. And it’s based on something you’re probably already doing tens of time a day.

To introduce this concept, I’d like you to meed today’s guest.

As a co-founder of a thriving SaaS startup, he’s eager to share his wisdom with us today. In addition to the “do-one-now” 4 minutes routine, you will also learn:

  • How he turned his startup idea into reality in just a few months
  • How he got his first 100 customers without spending a penny on marketing
  • His biggest professional mistake, and how you can avoid it
  • The dead-simple productivity system he’s been using for the last 10 years that you can steal right now
  • And of course… the 4 Minute Do-One-Now!

Without further ado, click on the play button to learn all this goodness, and dive in to the story behind one my favorite online tools – Contactually!

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Tucker Max - Successful people don't wait to be chosen by gate keepers. They create their own gate

If you ever struggled with selling online (or offline, for that matter) – today’s episode is for you!

In today’s episode we are joined by NY Times bestselling author, book publishing thought leader and serial entrepreneur – Tucker Max.

After being rejected by every publisher in America, Tucker paved his own path to success. Although his books may not be to your taste, his insights on entrepreneurship are pure gold.

Tucker has recently launched a successful business that’s changing the way professionals are publishing books. At the same time, he also shuffled up the “self publishing” industry, by offering a product priced at 10X or more than the competition.

Although he’s (much) more expensive than the do-it-yourself competitors, Tucker has plenty of customers, and is actually turning down a good 5-10% of his prospects. What’s his secret?

Episode Highlights

  • My latest Facebook EPIC failure – and what you should learn from it so it doesn’t happen to you
  • Why you should never let gate-keepers stop you (and what to do when they do)
  • How pivoting from what your customer needs, to what your customer WANTS can drastically change your bottom line
  • The only job you as an entrepreneur have
  • Tons of F* bombs. So beware : – )

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Hashtags… they let your tweets be seen and found – if you use the right ones.

So how will you know which hashtags you should use on your next Twitter post? Enter: Hashtagify

Hashtagify helps you find the trending hashtags in your niche, which will hopefully translate to more clicks on your tweets :) This post is a very basic Hashtagify 101 guide. I aim at showing you the absolute basics of using this tool, so you can start playing around with it and experience its power first-handed.

Ready? Let’s start :)

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Stories are powerful.For thousands of years, stories have been used to inspire others into action, and to teach right from wrong.

But what about the stories we tell ourselves? Are the stories you’re telling yourself sabotaging your success? You better find out…

Show notes will be added soon :) 

 

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Inspiring Innovation is celebrating its 100th episode!!!

I cannot thank you enough for the support and the love you’ve shown me and the show throughout the last two years.

I think the best way to celebrate two years of this podcast, is by celebrating YOU, the audience. After all – without you this podcast would not exist. Without you I’m just a guy talking to some friends on Skype.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, every guest I ever had on the show talked about the power of masterminds. So it’s no surprise that I’ve been getting more and more emails recently asking about masterminds:

  • How do I start a mastermind group?
  • Where can I find people to mastermind with?
  • How should I structure the meetings?
  • And many other questions.

Getting all these questions, and the pending Inspiring Innovation anniversary, gave my an idea.

As you may recall, on the first anniversary of the show, coach David Taylor Klaus held a live coaching session on the show for two wonderful people – Rachel, and Patrick.

Rachel Dewell

Today, we’re surprising Rachel with a special follow-up call. We are going to put her on the hot seat of a very real mastermind!

This is your chance to listen to a real-life mastermind, and get a better idea of how it works, how it feels, and what it can do for you.

Many people ask me: “How advanced do I need to be in my entrepreneurial journey before I can join or form a mastermind?” I always answer:

The best time to join a mastermind – is yesterday, and the second best time – is right now.

Many of you listening today are in the same place like Rachel – still struggling with finding “the right path” and deciding on your business model.

If you are one of those people, you will see for yourself just how powerful a mastermind can be. You’ll hear how we helped Rachel get kick some fears aside, and turn clutter into newfound focus on the most effective next step she needs to take.

If you’re in a more advanced place than Rachel is, just imagine the amazing input and advice you could get from participating in a call like this one on a consistent basis.

Imagine how much easier things would be if you could get all the answers and support you need, when you need it, to handle any challenge on your path to success.

So now, let me introduce my partners in today’s mastermind:

Jon Nastor

Jon Nastor, host of Hack The Entrepreneur

Jon Nastor is a Canadian entrepreneur. Co-founder of VelocityPage and the host of blockbuster podcast show, Hack The Entrepreneur.

Nastor has built multiple software-as-a-service businesses that allowed him to create the freedom lifestyle he craved for. Now Jonny’s focus is helping others achieve their own success as entrepreneurs.

You can learn more about Jonny on episode #60 of the show

Jakob Schweighofer

Jakob Schweighofer

Online business prodigy from Austria. Jakob is a sought-after branding & sales optimization expert who’s been involved in highly prolific projects.

You can get his full story in episode 75 of the podcast

Amy Robles

Amy Robles, host of ThinkEnriched

Founder of ThinkEnriched, Amy is helping mom and dad-preneurs break free of debt, take control of their finances, and bring wealth into their lives and their family’s lives.

I’m humbled to say that she was my podcasting student a few months ago, and am thrilled by the change she’s making in this world and in the lives of her community and audience.

Click play to listen to the unedited version of the surprise mastermind call that Amy, Jakob, Jonny and I had with Rachel.

How To Join A Mastermind

The beauty of masterminds is that every meeting is different. Sometimes it’s high-level strategy. Sometimes it’s incredibly detailed marketing and sales tactics. Sometimes it’s about clarity, and other times about product pricing.

But it’s always the best place to get the answers you need and ongoing support – no matter where you are in your journey.

After several people asked me for help with finding a mastermind to join, I decided to put an Inspiring Innovation mastermind together.

We will meet on a video call once a month, and help everyone in the group turn their dream business into reality. I am only making 7 spots available.

If you’re serious about succeeding with your business this year, and want to take the biggest step forward possible, then you should fill in the form at iipodcast.com/mastermind and I will be in touch.

I’m taking the page down next week, so you have 7 days to take action.

Remember that I’m only making 7 seats available, so if this interests you – take action now and apply at iipodcast.com/mastermind

That’s all for this episode, folks :) Happy 100th episode, Inspiring Innovation family!

I’m so excited we got this far, and can’t wait for another year of inspiring and actionable business and life advice.

On our next episode, Christal Earle and I will discuss how the stories we tell ourselves shape our destiny, and how we can change our lives by changing our story.

Be amazing,
Meron

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In today’s episode you will learn the five traits that you must get rid of if you want to become successful.

Success.

We all want it. We’re all in the journey to achieve it. And in this journey, we consume an endless amount of information. Hoping to learn the one tactic, the key strategy, the revolutionary idea – that will allow us to finally reach our destination.

So much has been said and written about becoming successful. Millions of Books, DVDs, VHS tapes, podcasts, blogs, and conferences, have covered it.

If you are anything like me, you must be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount new strategies, tactics, and habits that we supposedly need to be adding to our lives every single day. If you ever that applying all these habits and new routines that everyone talks about won’t leave you with any time to actually run your business – this episode of the podcast is for you.

My guest (and TEDx speaker), Corey Poirier, has interviewed over 2800 high achievers in sole purpose of finding out what makes them tick.

According to Poirier’s findings, it is not the new things we can add to our lives that would make us successful. Instead – success is found in removing the things that are preventing us from achieving it.

Episode highlights

  • The 5 things you must weed out if you want to become successful
  • How to handle negative family members and friends
  • How to eradicate an “I can’t” mentality

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