Category Archives for "Podcasts"

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
Jun 27

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?

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

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

Today’s Topics:

  • How we unwind in the land business—Can we totally disconnect and relax or is the pull force of email just too strong?
  • How do you sell a property in 3 weeks? —The guys address this question that was posted in the The Official Land Geek Motivation & Wealth Creation Group.
  • Sharing versus holding back for strategic advantage—How much information should you share? Are there some secrets you should keep?
The secret to selling anything quickly is to make it irresistible! Click To Tweet

We also talk about getting properly educated and what stops people from making a commitment to a new program — Is it fear of the unknown or money that holds them back? How do you get around each to start moving the needle in your life?

Plus, what’s coming next for the community? Scott gives us a teaser!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Read the book The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman and follow his technique, the 5 Fold Why to get the root cause of what you actually want. PersonalMBA.com/five-fold-why/

Erik: TallyAn iPhone app for goal tracking. 

Mike: “Too hot, too cold, too late”— A reminder to stop making excuses!

David: Momentum—A Chrome extension to help keep you on task!

Scott: StickerMule.com for custom stickers that kick ass!

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

Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business
Jun 22

Why Outsourcing Is The Best Way To Scale Your Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Ray Higdon—RayHigdon.com. Ray is a two-time best selling author and he and his wife travel the world teaching people how to get more leads, recruit more reps, and become top earners in their network marketing company. Their company is  being recognized this year on the Inc 5000 as one of Americas fastest growing companies.

But it wasn’t always that way…

After leaving the corporate world in 2005 to pursue real estate, he did very well until the market crashed in 2008 leaving his own home in foreclosure and ultimately a million dollars in debt.

How did he rise from the ashes? Perseverance! 

With nothing else to lose, he decided to go back to network marketing, which he had sworn off after leaving Corporate America because of some bad company experiences.

Ray found success by not giving up and…

  • He kept his feet moving
  • He did not treat it as a hobby

Ray also delves into outsourcing and why it’s fundamental to scale your business.

To grow, outsource the things you aren't good at. To scale, outsource the things you're great at. Click To Tweet

Listen in now to hear more!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Ray by going to his website at RayHigdon.com.  

Scott: Read the book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferriss.

Ray: Determine what it is that you want to become an authority of, what category of business, or what niche. Then decide—what is the type of person interested in that thing, who do you want to attract, what are their problems, what are their desires, how can you serve them, and how can you add value? And then, start creating free content. 

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
Jun 20

Creating Systems—It’s Time To Eliminate, Automate, And Delegate Your Way To Passive Income

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Nat Bruno
  • Scott Todd

Today we tackle…

Creating Systems 

  • Setting up a system for the first time
  • Automate, Delegate, Eliminate
  • Using Zapier, Lob, LGPass
  • Finding time to create a system
  • Criteria for deciding when a VA is not working out

Plus, we discuss Shiny object syndrome—staying focused and avoiding it!

And finally, staying motivated during the dog days of summer.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark:  Cyclops.io—One click video conferencing and it’s FREE!

Erik: Read the book Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter by Evan Carmichael.

Tate: Mindly App —Free app for creating processes.

Nat: PhraseExpress.com—Auto text expander for every platform.

Scott: Read the book Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt.

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

Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!
Jun 15

Good Customer Relations—You Need To Cut The Script And Just Be Human!

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Doug Sandler—DougSandler.com. Doug is a nationally recognized speaker and writer with extensive business experience as an entrepreneur and leader. His book, Nice Guys Finish First is a #1 ranked Amazon Best Seller.

As a podcaster, Doug has interviewed guests like, Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, and even White House Chief of Staff, Ron Klain. He specializes in teaching others the “how-tos” of building relationships and strengthening connections.

Today, Doug talks with us about what it takes to build good strong relationships, on both sides of business. Whether you’re the customer or customer relations representative, the key is to be human! And by doing so you can:

  • Put down the script and talk to them as a human being.
  • Be encouraging, not critical.
  • Be more mindful of your activities.

We also talk about the power of podcasts and how effective they are in reaching out to others and the impact they have on our lives.

The more technology has changed everything, the more basic it has to become. Click To Tweet

Listen in now to see how you can improve your relationships today!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the app Cloze. It looks at your contacts and reminds you to touch base with someone if you haven’t talked to that person in 30 days. Also, Learn more about Doug by going to his website at DougSandler.com. 

Scott: Check out Median.tech. It’s a data analysis tool where you can link in web services like Google Analytics, MixPanel, App Stores, and others, and it allows you to bring in metrics of your data very quickly and easily.

Doug:  For the next 30 days, do the following things:

1. Return all your phone calls.

2. Return all your emails.

3. Be on time every time.

4. Stop overpromising and underdelivering. Exceed expectations.

5. Reach out twice a day to people you haven’t communicated with in the last 30 days.

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
Jun 13

Deal Flow Begins With Consistency—How To Get In The Habit Of Mailing & Marketing

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino
  • Tate Litchfield
  • David (shhh) Banales
  • Scott Todd

Today’s Topics: 

The big changes going on at LandModo.com. As one company is monopolizing the land listing market and driving up prices, Scott opens his website up to other investors so they can list their properties and leverage his buyers and traffic. Erik Peterson, who has already made a sale on Scott’s website shares his experience. Scott also delves into all the features and benefits. And find out what advantage he has over the other land websites.

We also discuss, the power of consistency and how to form daily habits to get your deal flow flowing!

And finally, we delve deep into the world of VAs:

  • The most challenging parts
  • Creating communication feedback
  • Finding time and discipline to train
  • The challenges in hiring

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out Wyzerr.com.

Tate: Check out the iPhone app called Hedwig for automatic response to people.

Erik: Check out Process.st. It’s a great tool for working with VAs in building processes, list of tasks, creating instructional videos, etc.

Mike: Apply this quote to your business: What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. Visualize your business as a play and put all the characters and systems in place.

David: Read the book The Wizard of Ads: Turning Words into Magic and Dreamers into Millionaires by Roy H. Williams.

Scott: Check out the chrome plugin WhatFont. You hover your mouse over a text and it tells you what font it is.

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

How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks
Jun 08

How To Eliminate Distractions So You Can Complete The Important Tasks

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark & Scott talk to Rory Vaden, author of Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time and Take The Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.

Rory talks to us about the 3 types of procrastination: classic, creative avoidance, and priority dilution—what they mean and how to solve them.

One way to solve procrastination is to identify the significant priorities—the things that will multiply your time or multiply your results. By using his Focus Funnel System, a process that Scott also executes, you can identify those significant priorities. Rory breaks down the 5 levels of the funnel which include:

  • Eliminate
  • Automate
  • Delegate
  • Concentrate
  • Procrastinate

Listen in as Rory delves deep into the things you SHOULD procrastinate on and identifying those you shouldn’t!

Success isn't related to the volume of tasks we complete, but rather to the significance of them. Click To Tweet

You don’t want to miss this podcast, it WILL move the needle in your life!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Rory by going to his website at RoryVaden.com.

Scott: Read Rory’s book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.

Rory: Read the book, The Go-Giver. A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
Jun 06

Buyers Are Liars, Sellers Are Worse

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

  • Erik Peterson
  • Mike Zaino
  • Tate Litchfield

Today’s Topics:

  • Sellers who go dark (cue the crickets)—You get an accepted offer and try to reach back out to the seller, and nothing! What can you do to close the deal?
  • Buying options—Seller wants to close fast but you don’t have the cash.
  • Other competition—Seller tells you they have received other offers and yours is the lowest. Is this a negotiating strategy or other competitors, and how should you handle it?
  • Building a rapport—when no one wants to talk on the phone.
There are so many buying options, you are not limited in this business by not having money. Click To Tweet

Plus, the group shares their favorite selling platforms. What is this LandModo.com you speak of, Tate? (Shameless plug for Scott Todd’s new addition on his website — Search other investors’ properties for sale, or list your own!)

Listen in now!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out the iPhone app called Clyp. It allows you to record your voice and email it off. Also, give your buyers a Giving a Little Unexpected Extra (GLUE) gift at YourOwnMaps.com.

Tate: Read the book All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works–and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All by Seth Godin.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app If This Then That—IFTTT.

Mike: Read the book The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work by Michael Gerber. Also, read the book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari and do his online course.

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

Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age
Jun 01

Success By 18—Why Limits Are All In The Mindset, Not Your Age

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark talks with teenage entrepreneur, Marc Guberti—MarcGuberti.com.

Marc has a long list of attributes, including: digital marketer, social media expert with over 275k followers, author of a long list of books—his goal is to write a book a month! Plus, he’s the host of the Breakthrough Success Podcast…and that is just to name a few of his business endeavors.

No matter the obstacle in front of you, your ability to overcome is dependent on how you view it. Click To Tweet

Where does he find the time to do all of this and balance school, homework, track meets, and socializing with his friends!?

  • He starts by writing down everything he needs to do the following day, the night before. By knowing exactly what he has to do, he stays focused.
  • He also outsources the stuff that he doesn’t enjoy doing or the stuff that doesn’t get massive results.

There is a lot to be learned from this teenage entrepreneur!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Marc Guberti by going to his website at MarcGuberti.com. 

Marc: Check out Hootsuite. It’s a great social media dashboard that allows you to manage and schedule social media posts from multiple networks and profiles.

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

Strategic Advantages—To Share Or Not To Share?
May 30

Newbie Mistakes—Leading With The Wrong Price

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

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

Today’s Topics:

  • Leading with the wrong price—A common newbie mistake. The guys go over their ad pricing strategies.
  • Flight School processes—Scott gets into all the magical details.
  • VA delegation—What is the first thing you want to delegate? The one task that makes you so crazy that if you have to do it ONE MORE TIME, you’re quitting! (Don’t ask Scott to copy and paste!)
  • The mental struggle of being PERFECT—The struggle is real! How much detail should you really put in ads and mailings?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Check out PhoenixDigitalMailbox.com to manage your mail from anywhere.

Scott: Check out LogoPony.comprofessionally designed logos.

Tate: Check out Wistia.comto upload and record videos.

Erik: Check out the iPhone app JotNot Proa scanning app for your phone.

Mike: Don’t get crazy over great deals and don’t get too depressed over bad deals. Continue forward with the mailing and marketing.

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

What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business
May 25

What You Need To Know To Turn Your Passion Into A Successful Business

In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk to Charles Max Wood, founder of DevChat.tv. Charles is a developer who has turned his skill-set and his passion for helping people into a full-time successful business.

A couple of key aspects that helped him become successful:

  • Having a dream that could support him.
  • Figuring out what he was offering is worth.

Knowing that his dream could support him and thinking it would be cool to talk code to others every week, he decided to take the risk and follow his heart. He now hosts several, sponsor-backed, podcasts.

When people tell me that something I did made a difference for them personally, that's a win! Click To Tweet

Listen in now as we take this podcast to the geekiest level it has ever been!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Mark: Learn more about Charles Wood by going to his website at Devchat.tv. Also check out ClearBit.com. It’s a free gmail extension that gives you the background information of the person you might be emailing.

Scott: Check out StatusBrew.com. It’s an app that will recycle your posts and keep them going at an affordable rates.

Charles: Read the book Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden. It talks about the different steps you should go through in order to get stuff off your plate. Start automating and start doing the more important stuff yourself.

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

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