Episode #19 Short-Take: Reduce Your 4th Quarter Stress

Stay on top of things for the last quarter of the year, the busiest time. Hear some pitfalls to avoid as well as ideas
and methods to have an enjoyable balance between your business and family.

Show Notes
Key observations:
1) 4th Quarter of the year happens every year.
2) Every year there are traditional events and holidays in the 4th Quarter.

So, schedule these ahead of time to balance family and work:

  • Family holidays
  • Kid’s school and sports activities
  • Business year-end tasks
  • Client projects

Proactive Ideas:

  • Start with just getting the events on your schedule.
  • Have a family calendar in a common area of the home.
  • Manage client and family expectations
  • Try not to do too much.

Episode #18 Podcast Season One Updates

The Arise2Live Season #1 will be ending with a 4-part series of short-take episodes, each about 5 minutes long and designed
to encourage you to have strong business and stronger families. After that, Season #2 is expected to start with a new line-up of
interviews and topics.

A four step method to make project improvements and still move forward:

  • Taking a breather by scaling back, but not stopping.
  • Getting feedback from end-users, competitors, and the data so that you can make smart decisions and adjustments.
  • Re-thinking the effort… not the purpose or why, but the ‘how’.
  • Finally, Re-creating to be better… but not looking to be perfect.

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

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