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Tigers, whiteboards in the shower and the importance of intuition

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ABTR 009 : Tigers, whiteboards in the shower and the importance of intuition with Jane MaraJane Mara

Have you ever had a feeling that your gut is telling you that something is not quite right? Have you ever ignored such a feeling only to have something bad happen later? Well, that’s your intuition, or as this episodes guest refers to it as ‘knowing without knowing why’.

This episode I speak with Jane Mara. Jane is an author, researcher, leadership trainer, executive coach and speaker.

Over the past 15 years Jane has lived and breathed the topic of Intuitive Intelligence. Jane believes that intuition is a hugely undervalued resource that can be improved and utilised to have a more productive and fulfilling life.

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Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business

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ABTR 008: Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business big time with Jeff Yang

I’m so excited to share this episode with you because it is full of gold!! So many valuable nuggets of information that I know will help you in your mission to build a business and life that absolutely rocks.

We talk with my good friend Jeff Yang from SocialGen. SocialGen specialises in helping businesses to connect, build relationships and do business with other businesses through LinkedIn.

I’ve used SocialGen’s services for one of my other businesses, Elevate, and in 5 months and I’ve already generated over $60,000 in new business – AWESOME!

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Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, & Being An Author

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ABTR 006: Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, and being an author with Naturopath Emma Sutherland

Emma Sutherland is a Clinical Naturopath, Author, Speaker, TV Presenter and mum – so she has a bit going on.

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In this episode Emma shares with us what it takes to build a successful and sustainable health business. Emma goes into detail of how she used a PR agency early in her career to help establish her personal brand (something Emma thinks is key for every entrepreneur) which has led to book and TV deals.

We explore the process Emma used to write two books while managing her day to day business. Emma also debunks a few myths about being an author that I know you’ll find interesting.

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Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow

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ABTR 005 : Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow with Monty Hooke

Monty_headshot 1In this episode I’m joined by Monty Hooke from www.ezyva.com . Monty truly represents what A Business

That Rocks is all about. He’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Business Growth and Freedom Strategist, and Outsourcing and Virtual Business Expert.

Monty talks about being a ‘Freedompreneur’ and working ‘in flow’ where you build your business to support your freedom (travel, more time with your family) rather than building a business focussed on making the money so you can ‘buy’ your freedom back later on. If you have built a business this probably resonates with you?

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Making business decisions based on company values

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ABTR 004 : Making business decisions based on company values with Jade Green

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My guest this episode is my good friend Jade Green from Velocity Consulting. Jade is a kick ass business women who love’s learning, team sports and fast cars.

Jade is about as down to earth as you can get and has a great sense of humour. We talk about all sorts of interesting and crazy stuff in this episode – we even talk about ‘women’s touch’!! Guys, it’s not what you think it is….

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Property investing and the art of negotiation

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Sebastian James_headshotABTR 003 : Property investing and the art of negotiation with Sebastian James

Our guest this episode is Sebastian James from Hunter James.

Hunter James is a bespoke buyer’s agent service who specialises in finding and securing properties for home buyers and investors.

If you are in to property investing this episode is for you!

There is not much Sebastian doesn’t know about property as he’s worked in every part of the industry, from real estate to finance to negotiating and valuing, and has a number of property investments in Australia and overseas.

Sebastian shares some of his negotiation tactics and explains why every entrepreneur must develop their negotiation skills. He also shares how his business is using technology to be more accessible to consumers.

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How to build highly successful partnerships

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ABTR 002 : How to build highly successful partnerships with Georgie Drury 

ABTR 002_Georgie photoMy guest this episode is a great friend of mine, Georgie Drury from technology company Springday. Georgie represents what A Business That Rocks is all about – Business, Health and Lifestyle.

In 2009 Georgie left her successful corporate career and took a huge leap of faith and launched Springday, which is best described as ‘your online personal trainer’ to help you achieve health goals. The risk Georgie took paid off bigtime. Setting up smart partnerships early on with huge brands like LuLu Lemon as well as Olympic athletes helped Springday to grow its membership to over 5000 in the first year. Awesome! Read More

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What’s Your Game Plan?

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It doesn’t matter what stage your business is at there is always loads of things to do. If you’re starting out you are flat out learning on the fly while wearing many different hats. As the business grows you’re putting systems in place and building your team so that you can begin to delegate tasks and leverage your efforts. A few years in your focus is on growth opportunities and managing the business. As a mature business you may not be working in the business but you are working on strategy and perhaps reporting to a board and shareholders.

The point is there’s always lot’s on, so you need a really clear and practical strategic plan.

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Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton

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ABTR 001 : Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton

ABTR_001_ Michael DaltonWelcome to the very first episode of The A Business That Rocks Podcast. I’m super excited!!

In the episode I’ll share with you my story and why I’ve started this podcast. Then we launch into the interview with our very first guest. He’s one of my best friends and is a very successful and inspiring entrepreneur. It’s Mick Dalton from P&P Real Estate.
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