Business Made Simple with Donald Miller
Business Made Simple with Donald Miller
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Most people enter their professional careers not understanding how to grow a business. At times, this makes them feel lost, or worse, like a fraud pretending to know what they’re doing. It’s hard to be successful without a clear understanding of how business works. This podcast is crucial for any professional or business owner who wants to take their career to the next level. Fans of the podcast are ecstatic about the fun and entertaining way Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan bring you practical advice about how to grow your career and create a company that is healthy and profitable. At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com Past guests: Matthew McConaughey, Seth Godin, Patrick Lencioni, Daymond John, Rachel Hollis, Ken Blanchard, Mel Robbins, Dave Ramsey, Scott Hamilton, Auntie Anne, Charles Duhigg, Daniel Pink, the Duchess of York, Blake Mycoskie and hundreds of others.
#3: How Does A Business Die? Our Detectives Are On The Case!
Here’s the sad reality: countless businesses close their doors every day. It’s not always for the same reason, and sometimes, the problems in a business totally sneak up on you. In Part Three of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on the Right Engine (aka - great marketing). Getting this essential piece of a business right could truly be the difference between if your business succeeds, or if you have to close your doors...for good.   --   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
Jan 18
35 min
#2: What All Great Leaders Have in Common
What if leadership wasn’t about rallying your team around a mission or being liked? What if great leadership meant mastering seven core competencies that actually drive your team forward? In Part Two of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on The Cockpit. Don, Koula, and JJ break down each of these seven pillars (and spoiler alert: they may not be what you think). ...   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
Jan 11
35 min
#1: What You Really Need to Know to Grow Your Business
In this inaugural episode of the Business Made Simple podcast, our hosts, Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan explain how a business really works and debate whether or not your college degree was worth the investment.   ...   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
Jan 4
25 min
#233: The Best of 2020—Our Biggest Takeaways for Business Leaders
Well, friends, we did it! We’ve wrapped on yet another year of the Building a StoryBrand Podcast. And you know what that means: it’s time for the annual “Best of” episode. On this year’s episode, we’ve pulled together some of the best nuggets of wisdom from guests like Adrienne Bankert, Matthew McConnaughey, and even our very own Business Made Simple President, Doug Kiem. So join us as we revisit some amazing business (and life) advice we got in 2020.   Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Just head over to storybrand.com/survey and give us your feedback!  
Dec 28, 2020
27 min
#232: Joshua DuBois—How Should You Change Your Business?
There is no doubt we’re all craving a return to normalcy. But is getting back to the way things were what your customers actually want? Joshua DuBois, market research expert and CEO of Gague.ai, gives Don some surprising insight. Peeking into his “crystal ball”, Joshua predicts how trends will change so you and your business can be more than ready heading into 2021!   Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Just head over to storybrand.com/survey and give us your feedback! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  
Dec 21, 2020
22 min
#231: 10 Characteristics of Every Value-Driven Professional
There are specific qualities that highest paid people possess. I don’t mean integrity or honesty or kindness — those are characteristics you have to have in order to be a decent human. I’m talking about tangible character traits that make you a value-driven professional. Traits like understanding how to receive feedback, de-escalating drama and prioritizing your highest return opportunities. There’s a reason the highest paid people are where they are — and I want to teach you why.   If you develop these characteristics, you become seen as a valuable “product” that organizations will want to invest in. Not too dissimilar from a good stock, you become the type of employee who gives your organization a great return. And when you give an organization a great return, they’re more likely to pay you more. A lot more.   In this week’s episode I’ll explain the 10 characteristics of every value-driven professional and how you can develop them. When you embody these traits, you’ll increase your economic value on the open market and your career will soar.
Dec 14, 2020
23 min
#230: Paula Faris—Three Keys to Uncovering Your Purpose and Finding Meaning in Life
Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit...meh.. about your career trajectory?  You’re proud of what you’ve accomplished, and you should be. But you just can’t shake the fact that you feel unfulfilled and that there's got to be more to life... It wasn’t too long ago when Good Morning America news anchor, Paula Faris, found herself in the same rut. So she decided to change things. She quit her job and completely re-engineered her life to discover her true purpose. What some might have thought was a drastic move, Paula knew was right. On this week’s episode, she shares her journey of finding a career that aligned with her purpose and offers practical tools to help you clear out the clutter and find meaning in life.
Dec 7, 2020
25 min
#229: Elida Field—How to Go From “Starving Artist” to Savvy Business Owner
Many artists think sheer talent and creativity are all they need to turn their art into a lucrative business. Sadly, here’s what usually ends up happening: they realize talent alone isn’t going to cut it so they resort to being a “starving artist” and never really achieve the type of success they once dreamt possible. Elida Field could have easily fallen into the same trap, but her focus and determination propelled her into a profitable career she loves. In this week’s episode, she’ll share her process for how she defeated the “starving artist” phase and built a profitable career as an artist. If you’re a creative and need a plan to help you monetize your art and build a successful career, this episode will help! 
Nov 30, 2020
25 min
BONUS—A Word About Tough Conversations with Friends and Family This Holiday
In a candid moment from his back porch, Don shares a few ways you can break through the noise at the dinner table this Thanksgiving and focus on what really matters--sharing love and connection with friends and family. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 25, 2020
5 min
#228: Matthew McConaughey—Are Those Who “Trust In Fate” Doomed to a Boring Life?
Fate is a terrible writer -- and it shouldn’t be the one in the driver’s seat of your life. But there has to be a balance between fate and control, right? Matthew McConaughey’s take on this topic is an inspiring one, and in this week’s interview, he talks about how fate works together with self-determination to help you create the life you really want. He argues that ego is actually a healthy thing and that there is a beautiful balance between freedom and responsibility (in his terms, “giddy-up and innate ability.”) This epic conversation with Don and Matthew will inspire you to learn from your setbacks, take back control of your life, and develop the kind of optimism that will help you succeed.
Nov 23, 2020
35 min
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