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Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to Carrie Wilkerson from CarrieWilkerson.com—The Barefoot Executive. Carrie has a long list of attributes, including Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Award Winning Podcaster, and named by Forbes as a top small business influencer. 

She is also a mother of 4, has lost 140 pounds, runs several successful businesses from home and has paid off a 6-figure debt! How does she do it? 

It all comes down to making one decision at a time and changing your behavior one day at a time to change your patterns. Here is how to get started:

  • Be honest with yourself—Your naked before picture. Really acknowledge what it looks like now, whatever it is that you’re trying to change.  
  • Make your one time decisions—Your non-negotiables. Make your decisions and create your routines in advance.
  • Make those decisions when you are stronger—so in your weak moments there are no decisions to be made because you’ve already made them! You tend to make bad decisions when you are weak.
  • Start with a couple of manageable decisions. Don’t overload yourself with change, or else you are setting yourself up for failure.  

We also discuss the one thing you need to overcome to succeed at any business and that is FEAR.Fear of what other’s think of you and fear of failure. You have to put yourself out there and embrace the suck—that’s where the real growth comes from. 

What is holding you back? Listen in to our talk with Carrie for some clarity.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Carrie at CarrieWilkerson.com.

Carrie: Subscribe to her email list #CarrieOn so you know when she releases her new book, Move The Needle and read Profit First by Mike Michalowicz.

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Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks to Ramon Ray of RamonRay.com. Ramon has done it all, from working at the UN to becoming an entrepreneur. He started 4 companies and sold 1. He’s the editor and founder of Smart Hustle Magazine, author of 3 books, journalist, global speaker, mentor, former technology consultant, event producer and host. And what does a guy who has done it all do next? He interviews the President! He interviewed President Obama in the President’s first live Google Hangout! 

How did Ramon get to that level? He did not take NO for an answer! Instead he let it fuel his fire. He explains that the 2 most important things that got him there were: 

  • Persistence
  • Hard Work 

Where can you apply those 2 qualities in your own business to push yourself ahead?  

Ramon talks about the 3 phases he went through when starting out as an entrepreneur and his favorite tech pieces that he uses in his own businesses. Then Mark puts him on the spot and has him defend Infusionsoft aka CONfusionsoft.   

Don’t miss this FUN episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ramon at RamonRay 

Ramon: Try not to generate sales first, but instead focus on building a tribe.  

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Cashflow Ninja – CREATING INCOME STREAMS FROM LAND

After spending 20 years in corporate America and being a VP of a Fortune 300 company, Scott Todd decided to follow his passion and found his niche in real estate. After discovering Mark’s podcast in October 2014, Scott decided to take action and started seeing results within 2 weeks! Scott is the co-host of the Art of Passive Income with Mark and also the creator of posting domination.

Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Network Marketer, Bob Heilig at BobHeilig.com

Bob started off doing a daily broadcast on Periscope and built up a very large following and then moved into the next phase, monetizing.  After making $30,000 on his first webinar and another $83,000 in sales from that by offering 90 day live coaching, he made $112,000 off that first webinar! So how did he do it and how can his method benefit you when it comes to building up your list? 

  • To start building a following, you have to lead with giving value first. With Bob starting out on Periscope giving away advice and teaching without asking anything in return, that led to a large following.
  • You have to be consistent. Consistency develops Know, Like, and Trust. By Bob showing up everyday to do his live webinar, people began to Know, Like, and Trust him. Once you build that trust you can sell people anything as long as it has value and you’re operating with ethics and integrity.
  • And third, do not be an infomercial! Promoting yourself or your company all the time WILL drive people away.  

Those 3 qualities can be very beneficial when building up your own list. Listen in as he goes deeper into these matters and so much more!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Bob at BobHeilig.com. You can access his podcasts from there and also on his Facebook fan page—YourVirtualUpline.

Scott: FLIX—A professional video maker app for businesses.

Bob: Read the book The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

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Why You Need A Human Connection Over Technology—It's Important For Your ROI

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Ted Rubin from TedRubin.com. Ted is a Leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators. He is a guy that says what he thinks and believes that being who you are is key to building a business or a following. 

Providing good customer service is vital for any company. Here are a few things you can apply to your own business: 

  • Form a human connection—people do not want to be treated as a number.
  • Be genuine!
  • Be consistent!  

Listen in as Ted delves deep into the importance of Return On Relationships and how it will enhance your Return On Investment.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ted by going to TedRubin.com

Scott: PaperWorks.io—An app to easily manage all of your email accounts in one place. It scans your inboxes and downloads your attachments then stores them so they’re easy to find. No more searching through multiple email accounts to find what you’re looking for. 

Ted: A challenge for you— for the next 30 days pick up the phone once a day and call someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

When Success Doesn't Bring Happiness—Why You Need To Have Balance In Life

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jeffrey Slayter from JeffreySlayter.com. Jeffrey is an International Speaker, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader. He works with people to help them find their own leader within themselves. 

A few topics we discuss:  

  • Chasing the metal rabbit— The metal rabbit is your definition of success. But what happens when you catch the metal rabbit and you still aren’t happy?
  • What makes a good team leader.
  • How having high engagement can be profitable and why culture is key in building strong teams. 

Jeffrey offers up a lot of great advice. Listen in as we go DEEP in this thought provoking episode! 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to JeffreySlayter.com

Scott: Get Remotely—an app for iPhone and MAC users, to access your entire hard drive from your phone.

Jeffrey: Write down every area in your life that you lose track of time. Then find a way to spend your time in those domains because then you’ll be more true to who you are and your life will be magic.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want? 

Avoid The Mistakes Entrepreneurs Commonly Make—What You Need To Know To Move Forward

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Nastor who is the creator and host of the podcast Hack The Entrepreneur.

After creating some software companies he became bored and listened to the advice of some people who suggested that he should start his own podcast. So he decided to put 30 episodes out there and when those spiraled out of control it quickly became a full time business. Jon’s 277th episode just came out.  

The guys talk about the things that entrepreneurs struggle with, what holds them back, and what they should be focusing on: 

  • Self-confidence
  • Being able to make decisions
  • Executing with discipline 

And also, Jon talks about just-in-time learning—the execution of only needing to know what you need to do RIGHT NOW. Don’t worry about 6 months down the road, focus on what needs to be done now!   

There is some great entrepreneurial advice in this episode that every business owner should know. Listen in to find out why it’s NOT a great idea to outsource the tasks that you hate to do yourself. 

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Subscribe to Hack The Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor and the book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

Scott: InstantTranslate for iPhone. You type your message and it instantly translates it into any language.

Jon: Read the book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: A Round Table Comic: How Successful People Became Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Can Buying An Existing Business Be Lucrative And A Good Model For Passive Income? What You Need To Know About Being In The Business Of Buying Businesses

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Ace Chapman, website Ace Chapman. Ace is in the business of buying businesses. Ace is an expert when it comes to buying established businesses. In the business for 17 years now, he knows what to look for and what to stay away from.

In college, on a scholarship studying political science to become an attorney, Ace fell into this business. He had reached out to some guys who owned a company for software that he was using. He discovered that were letting it go and after doing the math, he figured it was a great deal. He closed his very first deal at the age of 19.

A few things to consider when buying an existing business:

  • Get into a business that’s already making money.
  • How long has it been in business?
  • Does it have systems and people already in place to run it?

When buying a business you have to dig deep into due diligence and it’s crucial that you see yourself as being in the business of buying a business.

Do you have what it takes? Listen in to find out.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ace, go to his website Ace Chapman 

Scott: Read Ace’s book, The Ace Formula: How to Buy a Business

Ace: Go to BizBuySell and learn from the people that have already built great businesses.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Relocating Your Life And Protecting Your Assets Internationally—What You Need To Know

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Bobby Casey, Founder of Global Wealth Protection. GWB helps clients from around the world internationalize their assets and take advantage of unique investment opportunities globally.  

His business helps people internationalize their business, their wealth, and their lives. He is a big believer in international diversification and not just from an asset point of view, but also internationalizing your life as well.   

Bobby digs deep into: 

  • Asset Protection
  • The Multi-Flag Strategy  
  • Anarcho-Capitalism  

If you have ever thought about taking your business international, you cannot afford to miss this episode. Listen in as we go global!

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: For team communication, Slack now has Slack Beta. It’s better, it’s faster.

Scott: Go to Clarke.ai. This service dials into conference calls, takes notes, and emails them to you!

Bobby: First tip, listen to the quote by John D. Rockefeller that is on Bobby’s website, “Own nothing control everything.” Don’t put a bullseye on your back. If you’re a serious investor, get the proper structure set up in place for ownership of your assets, minimize that risk so that you can continue being the professional investor you are, and continue to grow your business and grow your asset base. Second tip, go to Global Wealth Protection. There’s a lot of content in there about economics, international investments, different global opportunities, and subscribe to Bobby’s newsletter. And third, a book by a friend of Bobby’s, Choose Yourself by James Altucher.

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

Being Helpful Builds Strong Customer Loyalty And Is Valuable For Building A Successful Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Josh Steimle—JoshSteimle.com. Josh has been featured in Time, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Entrepreneur and he is on Mashable. Josh has also written a book, Chief Marketing Officers at Work and has been running a digital marketing agency, MWI, since college in 1999. 

In this episode, Josh gives away his biggest secret in business, and that is to give away your biggest secret, or advice, for FREE! “The more I give, the more I get back. Plus, it’s fun to give!” 

 

Josh answers:

  • How does he attract people to his website?
  • If he can go back to the beginning, what one thing would he change?
  • What is his biggest challenge?
  • What is the best place to start for entrepreneurs?
  • What is the future of content marketing?

5 books Josh would take if he was on a deserted island:

Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive and Build Your Dream Business by Chris Ducker

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

The Power of Self-Confidence: Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid of Every Area of Your Life by Brian Tracy 

Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg

Listen in for some great tips and advice and discover the best way to attract your target customers to take your business to the next level.

 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

Mark: Go to JoshSteimle.com. He gives away so much valuable information! 

Scott: Check out Cardlife to take control of your subscriptions! It will save the average person $587 a month!

Josh: Follow Bryan Harris of VideoFruit. He’s an email building GURU! While he does have paid services he also gives away a ton of free advice that will definitely help grow your email list!  

Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?

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