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What’s In This Episode:

Are there problems you have outside of work that you've had forever? (Um, yes, how about all of them?!) The older he gets, the more Brad figures out what are problems, and what are just tensions to manage. For example, he wanted more fresh veggies in his life so he planted a garden. But now he has too much zucchini and doesn't know what to do with it all! That's just something he has to manage while enjoying his fresh food. Also, don't be surprised if you receive a jar of pickled zucchini from Brad. In our work lives, we're all familiar with the strain of never having enough new business. No matter who you are, it's never going away. Jill and Brad share other examples in the Top 5 Business Problems You’ll Never Fix in this episode and continue on with AMA part deux. Listen in! »

AMA (Ask Me/Us Anything):

  • Brad and Jill asked listeners a few weeks ago if they had any questions they'd like answered - the response was so great we had to split up the AMA section into several parts! This week, former guest Rebecca Dengrove wants to know about ERPs and Cheryl Taylor wonders if email marketing really works. It's no surprise that our favorite hosts have plenty to say about both topics.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_216.mp3
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What’s In This Episode:

Why is Brad yawning? Well, yesterday was pretty eventful. He came home to find maintenance folks outside his house inspecting a suspected gas leak. That somehow turned into a broken gas line, and then a broken water line. Which have to be fixed with very loud tools. What?! Brad #canteven. So, he didn't sleep at all. He wonders about the crew outside his house though; have they been working for 14 hours straight? When do they go home? Speaking of which, Jill and Brad also talk about the Top 5 Ways To Stop Working All The Time in this episode and share the questions they received from listeners when they opened up an AMA. Listen in! »

AMA (Ask Me/Us Anything):

  • We asked listeners on social media if they had any questions they'd like answered, and the response we received was so great! Thank you all! Greg wanted to know how to decide when to take risks and Peter wondered how to overcome feeling guilty for (fill in the blank). Brad and Jill shared some great nuggets of wisdom that will definitely apply to you so make sure to tune in.
Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_215.mp3
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What’s In This Episode:

When you take a vacation with your family, does it really count as a vacation? Probably not. You don't get any rest, constantly have to be "on," and likely have a lot of anxiety around past issues. At the same time, it is nice to spend time with people you don't get to see very often. Also, as kids start coming home from college, Brad realized something - kids think of their parents as frozen in time, just as parents see their kids frozen in time as a certain age (ex: their favorite meal will always be meatloaf because it was when they were younger, even though it may not be true now). Now that the roles are reversed, he realizes it's a two-way street of misconception. As summer sneaks up on us, Brad and Jill help us make the most of our vacations by sharing the Top 5 Ways To Be With Your Family, When You Are With Your Family in this episode and they welcome author, podcaster, and business woman Nedalee Thomas to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_214.mp3
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What’s In This Episode:

Do you know what mindfulness is? It's a mental state achieved by focusing on the present. Brad has been trying to incorporate mindfulness into his daily life. He starts his day off by getting into that frame of mind, and also sets a reminder for himself midday to reset, relax, and re-find some of the peace that slips away during a workday. He is also practicing mindful eating by slowing down and actually tasting his food, instead of shoveling it down as fast as he can. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to improve your sleep, relationships, mental and physical health. Jill and Brad teach you how to be more present with the Top 5 Ways To Be More Mindful All Day Long in this episode and they welcome sexy mama Luci Lampe to the show. Listen in! »

Guest:

Direct download: Breaking_Down_Your_Business_EP_213.mp3
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