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11/22/2022

S2E93 Play the Growth Game to Win with Bill Hampton

Season 2, Ep. 93
If you want the success of your business to grow, you have to focus on growing yourself. In this episode, former Dave Ramsey associate Bill Hampton shares why personal growth leads to increased opportunity, teaches how to stop drift and provides powerful tips to get unstuck and win.   YOU WILL LEARN:·     How Bill focuses on his own personal growth.·     Why so many people get stuck.  ·     Why getting help is the key to growth. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E91, Play the Promotion Game to Win with Bill Hampton S2E92, Play the Sales Game to Win with Bill Hampton “The Greatest Salesman in the World,” by Og Mandino “The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason “How to Make Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey REALStrengths NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “If you want better opportunities, then you have to get better.” – Bill Hampton“For entrepreneurs who need to promote, who need to sell, growth is everything.” – Brian Buffini  “I think people get stuck because they let life happen to them.” – Bill Hampton “It's so easy to stagnate because we are under attack. And the only way to stay in front of that is to be proactive like you've never been before.” – Bill Hampton “We're always told to focus on our weaknesses, to work on our weaknesses, but I think it's more important to work on your strengths and to delegate your weaknesses.” – Bill Hampton
11/15/2022

S2E91 Play the Promotion Game to Win with Bill Hampton

Season 2, Ep. 91
To really succeed in business, entrepreneurs must become masters of promotion. In this episode, former Dave Ramsey associate Bill Hampton shares why you should be a consultant to your own business and how you can play to win, even in challenging times.    YOU WILL LEARN:·     The five questions all entrepreneurs must ask themselves.·     Why knowing your customer is the key to effective promotion.·     How to identify the core needs of your clients. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: The Peak Experience Master Class “Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt,” by Harvey Mackay S2E43, The Coming Recession S2E44, How to Recession Proof Your Business S2E47, Recession-Proof Your Money Part 1 S1E279, Moving the Needle - an Interview with Bill Hampton S1E265, The E-Myth Revisited – an Interview with Michael E. Gerber “The Power of Moments,” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath “The Greatest Showman,” movie  NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Opportunity is born out of struggle. And if you have the ability to see it, it can create some great growth in people's personal lives and people's business.” – Bill Hampton “Work on the business, not in the business.” – Brian Buffini “You learn so much when you know your customer.” – Bill Hampton “People want to feel important.” – Bill Hampton “Lead with the core need.” – Bill Hampton
11/10/2022

S2E90 Revisiting the Blessing of Work

Season 2, Ep. 90
In today’s world, many people see work as something to be endured, not enjoyed. In a replay of this special episode, Brian explains why our culture’s definition of success needs to be re-examined, why a lack of self-control and an inability to delay gratification mean people get stuck in jobs they dislike and why, when done in the right way, work offers far more than just financial reward and is the key to the good life.  YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why work is often perceived as a curse.·     The three blessings of work.  ·     The best way to work. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: S2E89, The Invisible Crisis with Nicholas Eberstadt S1E191, Do the Hustle “Livin’ for the Weekend,” by The O’Jays INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison “Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses and some don't turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing “Our economic decisions can doom us to doing jobs we hate and they can eliminate our choices.” – Brian Buffini “When work is your blessing and you do so much of it, your life is more of a blessing. It's more of a contributor to the good life that you want to live.” – Brian Buffini “When you view work as a blessing and not a curse, those who come after you will see work as a blessing and not a curse and their work will impact others.” – Brian Buffini
11/8/2022

S2E89 The Invisible Crisis with Nicholas Eberstadt

Season 2, Ep. 89
Doing meaningful work is part of the good life but, in today’s post-pandemic world, millions of Americans are neither working nor looking for work. In this episode, economist and author Nicholas Eberstadt examines what happened to the famed American work ethic and why so many people are checked out of the workforce, even as businesses everywhere seek help.   YOU WILL LEARN:·     Why work is so important.·     How a ‘flight from work’ affects the economy, culture and society.·     What can be done to improve the situation.  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Men Without Work: Post-Pandemic Edition,” by Nicholas Eberstadt S1E289, The Blessing of Work “The Emigrant Edge,” by Brian Buffini “Miracle,” movie “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy,” by Joseph Schumpeter NOTEWORTHY QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “Work is a service to others that helps to complete you. It's part of our connection to our world. It's part of our connection to society, to family.” – Nicholas Eberstadt “Leisure is when you use your free time to restore yourself or to uplift yourself. You can also use leisure in ways that's terribly destructive, that’s degrading.” – Nicholas Eberstadt “We need entrepreneurs because we need to have the dynamic churn that provides the creative destruction, that puts all of the pieces and all of the ingredients in our economy to work in a more productive manner.” – Nicholas Eberstadt “The most important thing is persistence. And it's being ready to get back up the 101st time after you've fallen down 100 times. That is the most important habit that successful people all share.” – Nicholas Eberstadt “Part of the good life is good work.” – Brian Buffini