Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life
Dec 29

The Pursuit Of Happiness—What You Need To Know To Transform Your Life

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, we talk to Cynthia Tripathi. Cynthia is the author of the book Escaping Average: 18 Tips to Spark Positive Momentum and Transform Your Life. Cynthia wanted to show people how easy it is to kick-start positive transformation in their lives. The book covers 6 major areas of your life and also gives a 30-day action plan for each area.

Cynthia graduated college with a 4.0 GPA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree. She has traveled the country and has lived in 7 different states. She has also been a personal trainer, worked in the financial planning world, and is a UPW Firewalker. With persistence, drive and ambition her life’s journey is to always improve herself and to never quit learning. Her latest project is LAND! She bought The Land Geek Toolkit and is currently a student of ours.

2 things that are the key to happiness:

  • Growth
  • Contribution

Cynthia explains why each one is important in the process of transforming your life.

No matter where you live, people are looking to be happy and that comes from growth and contribution Click To Tweet

If you’re looking for motivation, you’re stuck in a rut and want to move the needle forward but you don’t know how—don’t miss today’s episode!

PLUS, Cynthia has a special offer for the podcast listeners. She’s giving away 24 copies of her Audible audio book. Listen in for details.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Get the AirMountApp—An app to access your iPhone from your MAC. Second tip, go to SparkPositiveMomentum and get Cynthia’s book, Escaping Average: 18 Tips to Spark Positive Momentum and Transform Your Life.  

Scott: Ship LabelAn app to print shipping labels straight from your phone.

Cynthia: Get her book Escaping Average. Second tip is another book, Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way by Steven Pressfield 

What have you done today that was geeky? Comment on the blog and tell us!

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Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful
Dec 22

Turning Junk Into A Billion Dollar Revenue—Strategies You Need To Be Successful

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income,  Mark talks with the founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Brian Scudamore; O2EBrands.com 

Brian talks with us about how he got started in a pick-up truck picking up junk to pay his way through college to owning several successful businesses and is on his way to making a billion in revenue! It took him 8 years to make that first million, but now he does that in ONE day.

What does it take to get to that level?

Stick-With-It-Ness! Do not give up. To build a great company you have to go through:

  • The ups and downs
  • Making mistakes
  • Learning process
  • Tweaking the model and making it better!

You also need to build a great team. Find the right people, train them right and treat them right! Brian gives his team 5 weeks off a year.

Brian also shares with us how his second business almost failed because he had reached a level of arrogance in thinking that he had it all figured out. Each company is different and what worked for the first one may not work for the next one. He took that lesson learned into his 3rd and 4th company and they are now successful because of it.

Listen in to see if you have what it takes to run a successful business.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Brian and the brands at O2EBrands.com

Brian: Read the book Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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

Changing Your Habits One Decision At A Time For Successful Results
Dec 15

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 in order 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. 

You can be scared and broke or you can be afraid and well paid. Click To Tweet

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

TIP 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.

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

Why Persistence, Hard Work And Not Taking NO For An Answer Is What You Need To Be Successful
Dec 08

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?

So often we talk about our successes but the real learning is in the mistakes. Click To Tweet

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!

TIP 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?

Building A Following—It's As Easy As Giving Your Time
Dec 01

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.
You have to be consistent. Consistency develops Know, Like, and Trust. Click To Tweet

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!

TIP 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

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