If you want to know what it takes to Be A Champion, you ask a champion. Gary Brackett is not only a champion in football, he is a champion in business and life. You may remember him from his time in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as number 58 and captain of the team. He was a part of their latest Super Bowl Championship team.
In this conversation, we talk about his transition from sports to business. He tells us about how running a business is the ultimate team sport. We discuss the importance of systems and processes, along with the other basic tenets of business. Gary also tells us about the business he founded.
The Stacked Pickle is a franchise restaurant concept. They focus on the quality of the food and the experience. We learn about the things they hold dear every day. Some of the things we discuss are:
Liz Germain is a YouTube expert. Listen to this podcast to learn we all, as business owners, should be harnessing the power of video and specifically on YouTube. She walks us through how to get started.
Only 9% of small businesses use YouTube
YouTube is a powerful platform for several reasons:
1. Video is taking the lead in marketing.
2. Video is the best method, other than face to face, for others to get to know you.
3. YouTube is a powerful search engine. And oh by the way, they are owned by the number one search engine - Google.
So how do we take advantage of YouTube in our businesses? Where do we start? Liz covers all that for us in this conversation. She discusses key word research and how that is critical. She also gives us the three types of content we should create:
The key performance metrics to watch are watch time, percent completion and subscribes. We...
You hear it a lot ..."be vulnerable". Why is this so important for a business owner to understand and do? Listen to this conversation with Sonny Hobbs, Founder of Culleoka Company, as he explains. He clearly outlines that it is a work in progress along our journey through life.
As we, Gray Solutions, work with business owners across many industries, we find that those that work hard at being vulnerable and authentic with their teams generally have built a better culture. The trust in the organization is allowed to flourish and grow to levels of high-performance.
We talk about culture being the great differentiator from one business to another. One of the key components of the best cultures is the ability of the leaders to be vulnerable. While being vulnerable to some may sound weak, it actually takes strength and courage to exhibit vulnerability as a leader. It's admirable.
Listen in and learn more. In this episode we talk about the following as he...
Transform Your Business to Create the Lifestyle You Desire
The Business Owner Freedom Book is live on your favorite book sellers now! The book is what we coach business owners through to find freedom with their business and in their lives.
Do you know what orbits should exist around your business? Do you sell high ticket products or services? If you do, you should know the answer to the first question. Listen to this podcast to find out more from Steve Gordon, Founder of The Unstoppable CEO. In this conversation we discuss the following:
High Ticket Sales
Long Lead Times
Modeling the process (orbits)
Podcasting as key base content
With focus, all marketing channels work
Own your market through expertise and influence
The three purchases every buyer makes - it's not just one
For more information from Steve go to The Unstoppable CEO.
As announced in this episode the Business Owner Freedom book is now available! Follow the affiliate link to order.
If we can help you or your business in any way, reach out to us at www.BusinessOwnerFreedom.com.
Brandon Vaugh, CEO of Automate Grow Sell, talks with us about why business is like a teeter-totter. His experiences in buying, growing, and selling businesses is extraordinary. You will thoroughly enjoy the insight he brings to us.
Learn how to measure, execute and win with Alex Castro in this episode of the Business Owner Freedom podcast. Alex is an expert in Information Technology and Strategy. Listen to the show to learn more!
Here is what we covered in the show:
From my experience, creating the proper measurements, using data correctly and remaining unbiased is the difference in a good strategic plan and a great strategic plan. We help businesses create strategic plans, many times their first one, on a regular basis. We know how daunting it can be when you've never done one before, or even experienced the process. We are here to help you if you need to get unstuck or need to formulate a session.
These are the affiliate links to the books mentioned in the show:
Measure, Execute, Win, by Alex Castro
Good to Great by Jim...
Jennifer Garrett is very accomplished with experiences such as being a JAG (Judge Advocate) and a Fortune 100 Executive, as well as being a Boundary-pusher. She teaches us today about how to move the ball in our business.
Ric Lindberg is a technical wiz ad yet an empathy and connection expert. Those two things don't often come packaged together. Listen to our conversation about how connection and data do actually belong together.
Tom Libelt tells us why we shouldn't be listening to the experts in regards to our marketing. Specifically, he means a platform expert. As Tom is an expert of sorts in the industry, he shows us how to choose the right channel for our business. I found this conversation very helpful.