Monthly Archives: July 2017

What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love
Jul 27

What Is Your Time Value? Work Less To Get More Of The Things You Love

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Robert Mallon and Bill Watkins, Founders of the Rusty Lion Academy—A coaching program designed to help you get in control of your business and your life.

Bill is a West Point graduate, decorated Army officer, world class athlete, corporate executive, and an entrepreneur.

Robert is a nationally recognized professional speaker, business coach, and mentor.

Together they help others reach that perfect balance between work and home life by changing their mindset and helping them build a strong foundation to support their goals.

A win at work and a loss at home is not a win at all. Click To Tweet

How do they avoid the tyranny of the urgent? By setting up their days correctly.

  • Always having a plan for the day written down
  • Prioritize that plan
  • And delegate

All are key factors for success in any business to help it run seamlessly!

Are you on the right track to get you to where you want to be 25-35 years from now?

Listen in now to hear what it will take to get you there.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Robert & Bill by going to their website at RustyLionAcademy.com.

Scott: Check out the website TheRemoteLife.com. This company plans 30-day trips where they bring together professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs to work, live, and travel.

Robert: Get out of your comfort zone. Keep one foot out of your comfort zone at all times. Also, read the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. 

Bill: Read the book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller.

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The Land Geek Round Table
Jul 25

Scarcity Mentality—Time To Change Your Mindset!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott Todd continues to fill in for Mark while he is away for the entire month of July.

Joining Scott are:

  • Mike (Zen master) Zaino
  • Tate (New DAD on the block!) Litchfield
  • Nian (#TeamMark) Wang
  • David (shhhh) Banales

Today’s Discussion:  

Have you ever had to answer to THE POLICE? —As in the law enforcers, not the popular band.

Tate shares a recent incident that involves the police, threats of a law suit, squatters, the press AND the President! But don’t worry, Mike has a team of bounty hunters ready for hire! You don’t want to miss this!

Plus, we go over what to do if you are suddenly without a VA. Are you prepared if your VA just up and quits on you? The guys go over their backup plans.

Finally, we delve into scarcity mentality. We will show you why you need to change your mindset from scarcity to superabundance mentality!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Scott: Hazel App—a folder monitoring application that allows you to setup rules for your desktop.

Mike: Even a fly can travel 1000 miles if he grabs onto the horse’s tail. We have an established system that works and you can make it happen by following the proven system! 

Nian: WiseStamp.com for email signature templates and dynamic elements.

Tate: Boomerang for Gmailtake control of when you send and receive email messages.

David: SpeedTest internet speed tester. Also, tip 2, use Gmail filters to help organize your inbox. Tip three, hire a VA!

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What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!
Jul 20

What Is The Best Marketing Strategy? Create Zombies!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott are joined by Peter Shankman—Shankman.com.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media.

The New York Times has called him a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some.

His Faster Than Normal Podcast embraces the concept that having ADD or ADHD as a gift and not a curse.

Peter is also the author of five books. His latest, Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans, he wrote while on a plane to Hong Kong and back again with only a 2 hour layover in between. His only agenda for traveling to Hong Kong was to write the book!

He talks to us about the premise behind Zombie Loyalists—someone who is so in love with a brand or a product, they want to share that with the world. And how to create Zombie Loyalists in your own business.

A few factors are:

  • Going above and beyond.
  • Being accessible
  • And making sure that everyone in your audience is benefiting by the information you’re giving.

Peter also shares how you can find the right audience for YOU!

Plus, in what area does Peter see companies ruining their marketing plan?

Listen in to find out now…

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Peter by going to his website at Shankman.com.

Scott: Check out the new and updated Process.st. They have new tools, platforms, etc. 

Peter: Go and check out Reddit.com. It’s a website that allows you to learn anything you possibly want. There are topics on every conceivable thing known to man.

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The Land Geek Round Table
Jul 18

Strange Requests—Just When You Think You’ve Heard Them All

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Scott is taking the helm while Mark is away. He is joined by:

  • Erik Peterson
  • David Banales
  • Sean Rickman
  • Nian Wang

Today’s Topics: 

Strange Requests from Buyers—Erik shares a recent request for an allodial title. What is an allodial title and what other strange requests have our panel encountered?

Paying for a Survey or Improvements—Is it worth the extra cost?

Can your business sustain itself if you were to step away or run it from another country?

We delve into PRESSURE TESTING your business to uncover any hidden holes. There was one common hole that both Sean and Erik uncovered, listen in now to find out what it was!

Finally, it’s time to clear up that burning question…

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TIP OF THE WEEK

Scott: Read the book Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson.

Sean: Read the book The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani.

Nian: Check out Workflow.is—an iOS app that allows you to connect different actions together and access them from your phone from the lock screen.

Erik: Check out Bond.co—an automated handwriting machine that you can use to write thank you cards for your clients right from your phone.

David: Check out the iPhone app myTracks—a GPS logger that you can use for your photographer whenever he goes to take pictures of your property.

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Coding Made Easy—It's As Easy As Connecting The Services!
Jul 13

Coding Made Easy—It’s As Easy As Connecting The Services!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Mattan Griffel: entrepreneur, educator, CEO and co-founder of One Month—an education course that teaches code in one month.

Mattan is also a professor at Columbia Business School and was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

Today he shares with us everything you need to know about modern coding.

  • How coding has changed in the past 10-15 years
  • Who coding is for
  • Where to get started
  • Managing a developer
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The biggest mistake he sees people make in the beginning when hiring a developer, or any type of outsourcing, is they don’t set time limits with ambiguous tasks. Why is that important?

Listen in now as he elaborates and delves deep into code.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn how to code by going to Mattan’s website at OneMonth.com.

Scott: Check out Chimpget.com. It’s a widget that you can download from the mac app store. It will give you a constant check of your MailChimp account and allows you to see your list as it grows.

Mattan: Check out Import.io. It’s a web scraper that allows you to go through a site and extract web data into an excel sheet 

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CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder
Jul 06

CRM—Lessons You Need To Know From The Founder

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Jon Ferrera, a technology entrepreneur who pioneered the first CRM software back when computers were a commodity that weren’t in every household.

Tired of using day planners and forecasting on spreadsheets, he quit his job at age 29 and started GoldMine Software. He was able to sell that company and retire at age 40 to stay home and raise 3 kids.

Being home gave him the chance to see how social media was going to change the marketing world, so in the early 2000s he saw an opportunity to recreate what he started with GoldMine and take it to the next level, the cloud, and he created Nimble.

Jon delves into his journey from GoldMine to Nimble, and how he was able to sell CRM software to other’s that didn’t know they even needed it. He did so by going after the influencers. He was able to build GoldMine to a 70 million dollar a year company without ever taking a dime of capital or venture and no bank loans!

Plus:

  • How to manage relationships at scale with the tools you have today.
  • How to earn intimacy and trust with contacts.
  • And what are the 5 “E”s, 3 “P”s, and 5 “F”s?
The more digital we get the more human we need to be. Click To Tweet

There is so much value in this podcast, so grab a notebook and pen and listen in now!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about how you can take your relationships to the next level and scale them at Nimble.

Scott: Check out the SmartDesk2. It’s a standing desk that has an option to add an AI Box that acts as your AI Personal Assistant.

Jon: Sitting is the new smoking, we need to move to be healthy. Start doing walk and talks with your team members, with people you are meeting for business purposes, on the phone, or just by yourself. If you walk for an hour every day, eat half of the food you have in front of you at every meal, and give the other half to somebody less fortunate than you, then you will be a happier human being.

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The Land Geek Round Table
Jul 04

Getting Over The Dip—Pain Points That Make Or Break You

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by:

  • Tate Litchfield
  • Mike Zaino
  • David Banales
  • Erik Peterson
  • Scott Todd

Today’s Topics:

  • The Dip—Getting over those pain points that make or break us, like the list.
  • Negotiating with a trust—Scott shares a couple situations where he negotiated with a trust and everyone weighs in with their own experiences and thoughts about the moral standpoint.

We also delve into the benefits of getting properly educated.

As the first flight school class comes to an end and all the investor-lings have left the nest, Scott reflects back on the students learning experience along with his own.

Also, Erik, who started as a DYI’er, signed up for one-on-one coaching which ultimately helped take his business to the next level—Making more money in a quarter than he had in an entire year! He shares whether it was the accountability of having a coach or the tools that helped him the most.

Plus, what advice would Mike Zaino would give to his newbie self?

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Listen in for details!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Check out the app The Five Minute Journal.

Tate: Check out the app EasyGPS

Erik: Check out the Best Self Journal at BestSelf.co.

Mike: He is able who thinks he is able.

David: Read the book Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling by Jeb Blount.

Scott: Check out the app ScanPost.io. It lets you scan, print, and mail documents worldwide – all from your iPhone.

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