Today, we're diving into something that's way way overdue, and I get a lot of questions about. That is part 1 of a new two-part series on "How to Maintain High-Performance Health During Business Travel". This part one segment includes a special tip I haven't shared anywhere else. A tip that could reduce your hotel room noise by over 30%, help you sleep better on the road, be more comfortable and more.
In the feature segment, I'm going to talk to you about something most others won't. Something big firms, HR departments, recruiters, test labs and governments don't like to you to think about....
But it's big business for them, and big risk for YOU, and you should know what you're up against.
So we're going to dive into.......BACKGROUND CHECKS. What they are, what you need to know, how to protect yourself since now all the background checkers are getting hacked——with *your* information. I'm talking the United States Government: Twice that WE know about. But I don't want to just pick on my government, because it's happening to anyone who has your info.
But as serious and ominous or "gloomy" as that may sound, this is a positively *bangin'* show. I want you to be informed, enabled, equipped, and engaged. I share 12+ tips to help you decide when——and if——you'll participate in a background check.
And in the Bangin' Your Productivity Segment, I'm covering a couple highly-useful tools which can make web browsing easier, clean up the screen, and get you reading instead of clicking all over the screen to stop all the drama and just read the darn article!
Yep, got a lot to talk about - mr. announcer man, HIT IT!
What do incline boards, losing (or gaining) client opportunities, website hosting, client attraction have in common?
They're all related to questions asked by listeners and business colleagues. Because this is...Q&A catch-up episode! I'm going to try and answer at least 5 questions from the queue (they're piling up, but keep them coming) and we'll see how far I get.
We'll be bangin' your health today with an inexpensive, but highly versatile liquid which can remove acne, clean your system, help digestion, smooth up your skin, clean out the system gunk and much more.
Bangin' Your Productivity returns this week with one of my favorite new calendar / task tools. I've been using it every day for about 5 weeks now and am loving it.
As always, lots and lots to cover so let's do this!
Full show notes and details here:
Here's Just a Taste of What You'll Learn:
Once you've listened, take advantage of Lars' 100% FREE training. His training builds nicely on the "7 Keys to High-Performance Health" series we ran a few episodes ago.
Full show notes: https://banginyourbusiness.com/016
What if I told you that you could increase your productivity 200% or more? ... Yes, really!
Or master a challenging skill like getting a black belt in taekwondo in 1 or 2 years less than average, but with even fewer training sessions?
Or on the consulting front, how about delivering more client value in less time, and with far fewer distractions?
Well these are all possible and much more. And in today's feature segment I'm super pumped to be joined by special guest Tor Refsland, the time management chef!
[Exclusively for Bangin' Your Business Listeners: Tor has an exclusive gift for you. I encourage you to grab it before he changes his mind. I can't believe he's giving away this much productivity-boosting power!
Today we're talking molasses (but our show will move faster than that...)Were talking how to choose technical or consulting projects from a sea of options.
We're bangin' on health with one of my favorite nutrition hacks of all time.
Plus, we're going to turbocharge our learning in the "Bangin' Your Productivity" segment.
Let's get too it!
For show notes and more, visit https://banginyourbusiness.com/015
You've heard episodes 1 - 13 about how to start your business, or restart if ran into some...difficulty. You heard about mind hacking, growth hacking, and even client hacking. And you've learned about the 7——and only 7——physical things standing between you and a shiny new business.
And now your business is up and humming along. Congratulations! You have first client, and maybe even a second or third client.
Life is great! Or...is it?
Having no business or clients is one kind of challenge (admittedly a bad one,) but suddenly having too many clients (yes, many businesses starve from growing too fast) is a different challenge.
How can a solo provider shop, or small shop of partner professionals manage multiple clients at once and keep them all happy?
We're going to tackle that head-on today.
Plus, Bangin' Your Health returns with the final installment in our series of "7 Keys to Achieving High Performance Health".
And in the "Bangin' Your Productivity segment", we're going to geek out just a little bit with one of my go-to Swiss army knife tools for text; counting characters, lines, stripping duplicates, sorting lines, prefixing and suffixing lines, lots of stuff.
Hmmm...sounds like a LOT of stuff to cover in one episode, so let's dive in.
What if I told you it's not only possible to grow your firm like the pros, but do it in a tiny fraction of the cost? Even if you're not a super-technical coder person?
Well, today Bangin' Your Business is joined by two growth hacking experts who can help startups and businesses of all sizes——even brand new ones——compete with the big guns.
Today's episode rolls business, marketing and productivity into one super-charged interview. So grab your favorite beverage and a notepad (or note / dictation app if you're driving or working out) and let's bang on some growth hacking.
Topics covered on today's show include:
Get your favorite note-taker and a beverage and let's roll!
Are you ready to take off on your own and build an independent consulting or professional services business?
Feeling a bit overwhelmed, or conflicted by too many different opinions on what to do or how to do it?
Do you get distracted by those shiny objects, such as new classes, tools, websites, and shiny widgets?
Maybe you're mired in busy work and realizing that the clients and profits just aren't materializing the way you'd hoped?
I've been there too more than once. And if any of this sounds familiar, you're in the right place. This episode dives into the 7 (and yes, ONLY 7) physical things standing between you and your new professional services business. That's today's feature segment.
We're going to bang your health this week with Key #6 of the 7 Keys to High Performance Health.
With health and business underway, it will be time to bang on some productivity with my take on the ultra-popular "morning ritual" or "morning routine topic."
Tons of stuff to cover so let's get to it!
Is RFP bidding part of your client process? Wondering all those bids are even WORTH it sometimes?
Well, as a former RFP consultant and someone who has won and lost many RFPs over the years, I have some definite opinions on the matter. By popular request, I'll dive deep into the RFP waters and share some suggestions for deciding if the RFP game is right for your firm.
In the Bangin' Your Health segment, we're picking up our series again with key #5 of the 7 Keys to High-Performance Health. Today’s topic is one my all-time favorites and something it seems everyone is talking about. Here’s my take, from a nutritional and health perspective.
And we'll bang on some productivity with techniques AND tools to make TIME your friend and DO your bidding.
Plus a few announcements and much more so let's get to it...
What if you could switch your mind on and off between a super or "root-level" user mode and functional task mode at will? Suddenly, the phrase "you're not what you think" takes on new meaning.
Or, maybe like me you're a pragmatic person and frustrated with all of the woo-woo self-help stuff out there with yoga in the wilderness, mountaintops or thumbs-up? How about actual step-by-step plans to transform your mind and your life?
Fortunately for all of us, someone has finally written an owner's manual for the mind. And it's called "Mind Hacking." I'm SUPER pumped to be joined today with special guest "Sir" John Hargrave....
Hope you have pen and paper handy. Or, if you're running or driving, get that audio note-taker ready because there are massive buckets of productivity and life boosting nuggets coming your way today!
You're busy busy busy busy...SO much to do!
Home, work, friends, life, and "other".
You know you should delegate, and outsource, and probably automate more, but how? where? when? why?
We ALL struggle with this. I'll share some lessons learned from our business and from automating a lot of big client environments.
Our health journey continues with Key #4 in our 7 Keys to High-Performance health. It's an easy, free, yet massively beneficial tactic to work into your daily routine.
And with healthy bodies and automated business tasks, wouldn't it be great to power up our productivity just another wee notch or two? Well stick around after the feature segment and we'll do just that.
Do you enjoying working for free? Would you work for free a lot, for just a shot at something bigger? Our firm has done this a lot in the past and I'll share a complete change of heart on this whole issue---right here on this show.
I'm going to bang your health with part 4 in our ongoing series of the 7 Keys to High Performance health. Tonight is key #2, something so easy to do, so low maintenance, yet the rewards can be 50x or more of your effort.
And in Bangin' Your Productivity, I'll share one of my all-time fav apps that can save you time, work on any system, and increase your writing / drawing / or architecture productivity.
One man's story of business success, joy, crashing, burning, rebuilding and transcending.
Have you read the 4 Hour Workweek? Remember the part where Mr. Ferriss talks about that emergency / nightmare, "worst-case" scenario if your new plans go sour? Well hang on! This episode is a LIGHT for those times.
To be honest, this is the hardest show I've ever recorded. There are a *lot* of "lessons learned," take-aways, and practical tips here.
In the Bangin' Your Health segment, we'll dive headlong into Key #1 of the 7 Keys to High-Performance Health.
Do you ever get “stuck” in long business meetings? Ones that go on hours or even days? Wish you didn’t have to be there, or that you could at least reclaim some of that lost productivity? This week’s episode is your guide to surviving and thriving in those long business meetings.
In the Bangin Your Health segment, I’ll tackle part 2 of our 9-part series on the keys to high-performance health. This week is the “what to do, before you do” step.
And in the bangin’ your productivity segment, I’ll share a strategy and workflow to massively unleash your “inner creative”, solve tough problems, generate new solutions, and even sleep better.
Spring---it's more than just cleaning season. It's also time for business kickoff meetings! 'll share a few battle-tested tips for running successful kickoffs to get your projects off on the right foot.
Does staying healthy need to be complicated? Can it be summarized to just a few steps? I have the answer inside.
Plus, I have a tool to help your eyes, improve your focus, and keep you working longer!
How much should you charge for consulting services? Ever ask that question? I know I do --- *all the time*; my colleagues do as well. This is easily one of the top 5 or 6 most asked questions. Today, I'm going to demystify the whole question and make it simple, actionable, and provide some usable guidelines.
We're also going to bang your health by powering up your posture. Good---or bad---posture affects us much more than we think! And I've got some practical tips for you to get and maintaining health, and cognitive-boosting "posture power."
Plus, a productivity tool to boost your focus, reduce distractions, improve your health and lots of other stuff. Let's get started!
What happens when you mix reverse gravity and fresh blueberries? Can it unleash magic superpowers of vitality, energy, and concentration?
Kumar asks a great question about working remotely as a business IT consultant. (One of my most popular questions!) I'm diving headlong into the topic of "How to Get Remote Consulting Agreements."
In the "Bangin' Your Productivity" segment, I'll share an old school tool I've returned to after many years. This move has easily boosted my planning and architectural skills a good 25% or more.
And lots more in store, so let's get rolling!
Ever get advice that sounded good at the time, but realized later that "hey! that took me off course!" Ever wish you'd just listened to yourself and taken your own advice? Trusted your gut? I made the mistake of not trusting my gut recently. BIG Mistake! We'll talk about how my mistake can help YOUR business.
In the "Bangin' Your Questions" segment, I give Jamie the lowdown on starting nutrition career.
In the productivity tool segment, I'll share what's been keeping all my crazy lists together lately.
And since this is brand spankin' new show, I'll share a bit of my background as well.
Stick around, we have a LOT to catch up on as we FIRE UP a new season of Bangin' Your Business!