Episode 046 – “Best OF” Episodes 8-15 of Entrepreneur Unplugged

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well – as you’re going to hear on this “best of” episode of the show. Today’s episode features 7 entrepreneurs at differing points on their journeys who share what goes into the mindsets and attitudes that fuel their entrepreneurial drive. These are just snapshots, sound bytes from great business owners who have learned their lessons well. You can use the links within the show notes to hear their entire conversations with Tony G.

Ed O’Keefe: The secret to feeling better when you feel like crap.

All of us have those days when the entrepreneurial spirit seems to have left us. We wake up tired, we don’t want to hit the floor again, we simply want to stay in bed. Ed O’Keefe has some great tips to help when that happens and he says that it starts by putting yourself in the place where the energy you need is going to be all around. You’ll get what he says immediately when you hear his examples, so be sure to listen for a quick shot of motivation.

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Melonie DeRose: Me time is how I get going each day.

Every day is a day that you can do great things. But you’ve got to be able to meet the day as the best version of you there is. That’s why Melonie DeRose makes sure that every morning starts with what she calls “Quiet Time,” a place in her schedule that she’s carved out especially for her. It’s during that time that she prepares for what’s coming and gets her mind and heart right to meet the challenges of being a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. You can hear how she does it on this episode.

Tips from Jerry West on using the Facebook Ads platform.

Facebook Ads are a great way to drill into your target market and put your products or opt-in offers right in front of the people you expect to be interested in them. But there are other ways to use the Facebook Ads platform that doesn’t require you to spend money – ways that can help you generate wildly popular content and drive traffic to your site. Jerry West shares some tips on how to make the most of it, on this episode.

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The tripod philosophy from Gil Gerstein.

Gil Gerstein operates his life and business on the premise that everyone involved in the outcome of a decision needs to benefit. If they don’t or can’t, he’s not interested in pursuing it. If you want to learn how to leverage your business or family opportunities in ways that benefit everyone then Gil has a lot to teach you. Be sure you hear what he has to say on this episode.

Why you need to monetize value, from Brad Costanzo

The free enterprise system operates on the premise that people will freely exchange money for something that is of value to them. But even more fundamental is that that exchange between two parties is able to fuel bigger purposes than just the transaction. Brad Costanzo is a poster child for the entrepreneurial spirit and on this episode, you’ll get to hear why he believes entrepreneurs have GOT to learn how to monetize value for the greater good of society.

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Transparency is business is power, from Chris Luck

Chris Luck knows that the business world has changed from what it was when his parents and grandparents were out there working. Consumers are more skeptical and do more research into not just the products and services they consider, but also the people behind them. The internet makes it possible and easy to do. Chris says that is where the power of transparency becomes a great asset in building a business that attracts loyal customers. You can hear how it works out in his life on this episode.

Even if you don’t know how to do it, you can do it, from Tanner Larsson

One of the greatest things to stifle the spirit of entrepreneurialism in anyone is self-doubt. It’s a natural phenomenon we all face but if success and achievement are going to happen it has to be overcome. Tanner Larsson is convinced that in spite of doubt, past failures, and voices to the contrary, anyone can succeed in the modern age. Even if you don’t know how to do something, you can learn how to do it. Hear Tanner’s inspiring thoughts on this episode.

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OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [1:15] Tony’s introduction to the new show format (coming on episode #50).
  • [2:30] The secret to feeling better when you feel like crap.
  • [3:05] The power of getting oriented for your day.
  • [3:43] Tips for using the Facebook Ads platform.
  • [5:48] The tripod philosophy for business and life.
  • [6:23] The power of the right platform.
  • [6:42] You can’t serve a bigger purpose if you can’t monetize value.
  • [7:23] Why transparency matters in business.
  • [8:24] Bankrupting the business on the way to success.

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