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Top 5 Insights Gained By Getting Away w/ Michael Sacca

What’s In This Episode:

Have you gotten away recently? It truly cleanses the mind and soul, doesn't it? But how do you make sure things are taken care of at work while you're away? Jill spends a lot of time prepping those around her so when she's gone, she feels confident in her team and can enjoy her time, free of responsibility. Though she definitely feels close to death in the weeks leading up to her vacation! Brad recalls his wedding day and taking on the "it's out of my control, there's nothing I can do about it" mindset, which can be pretty freeing. He's a big advocate of long weekends over long getaways, but regardless of your preference, you should absolutely stop what you're doing and plan your next vacation. Just do it, otherwise you'll never go. Well, listen to this episode first because they also bash resumes, talk about Jill's recent adventure in Brazil, discuss the Top 5 Insights Gained By Getting Away and welcome writer, podcaster, and GM Michael Sacca to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Michael Sacca is the general manager of Crew, a network of hand-picked freelancers ready to help you build your brand. Find him on TwitterFacebook and Medium.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_Ep_186.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Ways To Lead When Faced With Uncertainty w/ Matt Ruedlinger

What’s In This Episode:

Are you feeling uncertain about the rest of the year? Well, 2016 is almost over (WHEW)! Jill and Brad take a look back on this crazy year: supermoons, gorillas, Brexit, Pokémons, the Cubs, and a new President-elect, just to name a few notable headlines. We also lost a lot of important and influential people in our lives, including Prince and David Bowie. To help leaders navigate through the murky waters that may be ahead, Brad and Jill suggest slowing down and learning from a variety of sources as they share their Top 5 Ways To Lead When Faced With Uncertainty. They also welcome Triple R Marketing's CEO (and aspiring baseball card shop owner) Matt Ruedlinger to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

  • Matt Ruedlinger is the founder and CEO of Triple R Marketing, a marketing firm dedicated to helping businesses connect with their potential clients before they're ready to buy. Find him on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_185.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Top 5 Holiday Wishes For Your Small Business w/ Michael Stanier

What,s in this episode:

Do you do the Santa thing? No, we don't mean dress up in a red velvet suit and..well, actually, that doesn't sound that bad. Bring the kiddos to the mall to sit on Santa's lap? Eagerly await the CTA's Holiday Train (Chicago's very own Santa literally riding through the night sky)? Jill has never seen the elusive train and hopes this season will finally be the one. If not, she'll take solace in eggnog and that Mariah Carey song about Christmas or something. Brad will indulge in a Christmas tree but isn't big on the Santa thing. He'd rather take credit for all the presents he's gotten for his kids, rather than some bearded stranger. They also talk about why the government may or may not be the ultimate Grinch and we get a rein-dare from Jill that you won't be able to resist. Join them as they talk about the Top 5 Holiday Wishes For Your Small Business in this episode and welcome author and coaching guru Michael Stanier to the show. 

Guest:

Michael Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, which specializes in coach training for managers and leaders. Learn more about his new book, The Coaching Habit.

 

Direct download: BDYB20EP20184.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

Top 5 Goals You Should Set For 2017 w/ Kim Lundgren

What’s In This Episode:

Are you a goal maker? Do you set goals? Brad shares his complicated relationship with goals and why the mature him is now aiming to be present instead of constantly thinking about being elsewhere to work on reaching his set goals. It's all about balance, people! Jill cuts to the heart of why a lot of us struggle with setting goals - you feel bad when you don't accomplish them! It's ok though, because instead she sets what she likes to call 'hovering wishes' or soft goals...'soals' if you will. They also talk about the Top 5 Goals You Should Set For 2017 in this episode and they welcome sustainability champion Kim Lundgren to the show. Listen in! »


Guest:

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Shout-out:

  • Brad and Jill send some high-fives to 'summergirl524' for leaving a thoughtful iTunes review and reminding us all that we were once basking in the warm glow of summer. But now we're not because it's cold outside.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_183.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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