Episode #17 Hey Entrepreneurs! You can keep your family together

There is surprising data that conflicts with the common wisdom saying entrepreneurs are doomed for divorce. Learn where
the starting-line is for keeping your greatest support team together. Be aware of the relationship drift and how
creating touch-points and face-to-face time inside your time management can keep your family together.

Show Notes

Episode #16 Boost Your Biz with Dru Shockley

Dru Shockley founded boostbized.com in 2009 and he shares his passion of bringing business education to entrepreneurs.
Also shared is a practical example of crafting an email message and three elements that customers use to evaluate you
offering.

Boost Biz Ed Website (See events and archive)
Dru’s company Web Design site

Show Notes

  • Don’t go alone in business…Find help and allies. Don’t be afraid to hire a contractor to help you with your project or company.

Crafting your Marketing Email Message

  • Subject Line is interesting and curious
  • Use know-like-trust approach when writing your message or campaign
  • Identify a customer pain point
  • Present an unique and hopeful solution
  • Always have a call-to-action (CTA)

Factors that a Customer Considers in an Offer

  • Timing of offer
  • Available funds
  • Good reason and justification

Episode #15 Empowered to Start

Staring a new venture or project?
Learn applicable real world lessons and insights from Scott’s experience of stepping out to launch and run a podcast show.

Show Notes

  • Have the proper attitude
  • Don’t wait to start
  • You will get help if you ask for it…after you start
  • Sooner or later, you and your work have to stand on your own.
  • Learn the industry rules of thumb
  • Make adjustments as you go
  • Face the resistance and overcome it
  • Be yourself

The 3-C’s: Clarity, Courage, Commitment
Proverb quote from Ecclesiastes 11:4

Recorded at Arise2 studio

#14 Un-Retirement: The Art of Doing the Next Thing with Nancy Vaughn

Nancy is owner of Vaughn Farms that sells speciality Pears for gifts, Douglas Fir seeds for Chirstmas Trees, blackberries, and TRUFFLES!
Here is an article about their farm.

In this interview, Nancy Vaughn shares the art of planning for success by focus on how later in life she and her late husband, Ed, transitioned from working professional careers
to a planting an orchard on a farm, a career shift they called “un-retirement”.

Some take-a-ways if you are starting a new venture or changing careers, or even doing a little moon-lighting

  • Find something you are talented at, interested in, and love to do.
  • Use the circumstances and resources you have.
  • Prepare for success by preparing for the future:

a. Financially save up or sell some of your things to fund your venture.
b. Engage and learn from the local experts
c. Join a community of like-minded people before launching.
d. Wait for the proper timing and then take the plunge.

  • Create added-value to your product and special niches to increase sales.

Ed’s Folly – Ed’s attempt to grow Perigord truffles on their farm.  He was one of the early adoptors in a new (to Oregon) industry that is starting to show some success.

Recorded on site at Vaughn Farms

Episode #13 – Maximize Your Energy before Time Management

What’s key to time management? Having enough personal energy to complete your tasks. In this podcast you’ll discover how to create personal energy with techniques for the physical, mental, and spirit aspects of your life.

What’s key to time management? Having enough personal energy to complete your tasks. In this podcast you’ll discover
how to create personal energy with techniques for the physical, mental, and spirit aspects of your life.

  • Why getting enough sleep is so important
  • How much the most successful business leaders sleep.
  • How excerise can increases the value of your company.
  • The value and how of a intential morning routine.
  • A routine medical exams scheduling trick to stay healthy.

Show Notes

CDC Sleep page
CDC Sleep research page
Forbes Sleep Infographic

Lifehack CEO Survey
Inc article on CEO and Marathons
Research paper on CEO and Marathons

CEO and meditation
Blog post on spiritual meditation
6 reasons Christian meditation improves business leadership

Recorded at Arise2 studio