#117: Embrace Your Authentic Journey to Success with Sophia Hyde

Have you ever pondered if chasing society’s version of your ‘best self’ is really what you crave, or if there’s something more authentically ‘you’ out there? Sophia Hyde, life coach and author, radiates her Florida sunshine into our studio, offering a refreshing take on personal achievement through her book, “Unleash Your Favorite Self.” We navigate the Favorite Life Wheel with Sophia, a compass of ten life areas she’s pinpointed for unlocking true desires and redefining success to suit our genuine selves. As we exchange stories and insights, you’ll be encouraged to shed the weight of societal expectations and step into a life that genuinely reflects who you are.

Our candid chat doesn’t shy away from the thornier aspects of personal growth, particularly the shifting sands of relationships as we evolve. Drawing inspiration from unlikely sources, such as the support Travis Kelsey shows for Taylor Swift, we reveal how nurturing partnerships can elevate our journeys. My own tale of a marriage that grew stronger through mutual support across nineteen years serves as a testament to this truth. By the end of this episode, you’ll be equipped with the wisdom and lived experiences to lay down the bricks for your favorite life, one that resonates with your unique values and aspirations. Join us for a thought-provoking session that promises to inspire a blueprint for authentic living.

#116: The Unconventional Path to Sales Excellence and Personal Growth with Ryan Hanley

Embark on a journey of transformation and discovery with Ryan Hanley, the CEO and founder of Finding Peak, as he lays bare his path from engineering school dropout to insurance industry innovator. My chat with Ryan is not just an interview, it’s a masterclass in career resilience, showcasing the art of turning failures into stepping stones and leveraging the power of social media to connect with clients. Our conversation peels back the layers of sales strategy, personal growth, and the tightrope walk between professional ambition and family life.

This episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone looking to enhance their customer relationships and boost their sales game. Learn how to listen—not just hear—your clients, and discover the sales techniques that can dramatically increase your close ratios. Ryan and I also tackle the often overlooked topic of setting boundaries as a high-intensity entrepreneur. We share personal anecdotes about how self-awareness and clear communication are paramount in not just surviving, but thriving in both the boardroom and at home.

Finally, wrap up your listening experience with a broader perspective on learning from diverse viewpoints and the importance of focus in achieving success. We touch upon the intriguing reluctance of qualified leaders to pursue public office and how this aversion reflects on our society’s approach to public service. Plus, Ryan introduces his Finding Peak podcast, a compendium of peak performance wisdom, and I invite you to continue the conversation with me on LinkedIn and Instagram for more enriching content and updates. Join us for a dialogue that challenges conventions and inspires action across all facets of life.

#115: Harnessing Life’s Lessons for High-Ticket Coaching Success with Tabatha Thorell

Have you ever wondered how to turn the rollercoaster of life’s challenges into a blueprint for business success? Tabatha Thorell, Nebraska’s rural business gem, joins me, Juli Baranik, in a heart-to-heart about her incredible evolution from fitness guru to a high-ticket coaching phenomenon. In this episode, we unbox the strategies that propelled her financial freedom journey, all while keeping her family at the core of her vision.

Imagine involving your kids in goal-setting for the family’s future; that’s just one golden nugget from our chat focusing on the power of a collective family vision and the magic of outsourcing in both the professional and personal realms. Tabatha and I dissect the significance of forgiveness in the entrepreneurial grind and celebrate the small victories that often go unnoticed, yet are milestones towards the larger dream. Plus, we get real about the impact of teaching financial literacy to our little ones, turning everyday moments into lessons on enterprise and responsibility.

As we wrapped up our enriching dialogue, Tabatha left us with some potent parting thoughts on defining success through personal gifts and making a tangible impact around us. Balancing the demands of nurturing five daughters with the rigors of business growth, she stands as a living example that success is not a one-size-fits-all formula but a personalized journey. Before you go, don’t forget to tune into Tabatha’s podcast, “What Went Wrong,” for an honest look at overcoming entrepreneurial obstacles and finding the gratitude within the grind.

#114: Mastering Client Connections and the Power of Authenticity with Rob Jolles

Gain invaluable insights from Rob Jolles, a sales maestro with 3 million miles of travel wisdom, as he joins me, Juli Baranik, to unravel the art of effective selling. Transform your understanding of the customer decision cycle and learn how to fuse your strategies with the natural rhythm of your client’s thought process. We tackle the elephant in the room—rejection—and how to emerge stronger, reshaping your view on commission-based roles across all professions. Rob’s rich experience and my personal evolution from a reserved youngster to a confident professional converge to offer you a treasure trove of knowledge that promises to refine your sales approach.

Embark on a journey of self-improvement with me as I share the power of learning from your setbacks. By embracing balanced feedback and celebrating incremental victories, we can all cultivate the confidence necessary for success. I’ll give you a glimpse into my book “Why People Don’t Believe You,” exploring how authenticity builds trust and why projecting genuineness can be the linchpin to professional growth. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, this episode is your roadmap to forging stronger, more genuine connections in your career.

Closing deals with finesse isn’t just about the right questions; it’s about the dance of dialogue that leads to that critical ‘yes’. Discover probing techniques that reveal key client issues, and master the art of trial closing to streamline your path to success. In our casual coffee chat, Rob and I break down the formal barriers, sharing a candid conversation that epitomizes the relaxed dynamics vital for fostering authentic connections. Join us for a session that’s not only rich with strategic wisdom but also brimming with the ease of a chat between confidant

#113: Scaling Your Business with Strategic Action and the Power of Podcasting with Julie DeLucca-Collins

Discover the transformative power of goal setting and strategic action as Julie DeLucca-Collins, a wizard of business strategy and coaching, joins me on an empowering journey through the challenges and triumphs of scaling the corporate ladder and expanding business ventures. In our rich conversation, we dissect the importance of tiny, consistent habits that lead to enduring success and the often-underrated role podcasting plays in amplifying your brand’s voice. Together, we tackle the brass tacks of strategic planning and how it’s more than just a lofty ideal – it’s a meticulous process of aligning your pricing with revenue aspirations, debunking myths, and setting milestones for a path that’s uniquely yours.

Strap in for an insightful exploration of what it truly takes to grow your business, with practical advice straight from the trenches. Julie and I get real about the necessity of setting aside CEO dates for self-reflection and strategic reassessment, ensuring your business engine runs like a well-oiled machine. We delve into the fascinating interplay between lagging and leading indicators and share a personal account of how an unexpected podcasting venture evolved into a pillar of support, driving home the concept that business success is not just about numbers, but about the strategies and stories behind them.

Wrapping up, we reflect on the essence of success, finding resonance in values like service, growth, learning, and connection. It’s not merely the financial milestones that define our achievements, but also the positive impact we create and our fidelity to personal convictions. Embrace this episode as a stepping stone to stepping out of fear, gaining confidence through action, and welcoming mistakes as an indispensable part of the journey. I encourage you to share your thoughts and continue the conversation on social media, where connections are forged, and growth happens collectively. Join us for a powerful dialogue that’s sure to enrich your perspective, and if it strikes a chord, pass on the wisdom to others in your circle.

#112: The path to a balanced business life with Whitney Alexandra

Unlock the secrets of cultivating not just a successful remote business but one that brims with joy and balance with Whitney Alexandra, the performance coach who’s redefining entrepreneurship for women. In an enlightening chat, we peel back the layers of how Whitney transitioned from the corporate grind to guiding female entrepreneurs in harmonizing their personal and professional lives. She spills the beans on why deep client connections trump inflexible systems and how clear communication boundaries have been her secret sauce for a thriving, adaptable client base. If you’re yearning for a business blueprint that resonates with your innermost desires, this conversation is your guiding star.

#108: The Entrepreneurial Mindset Shift with Peter Russell

In today’s eye-opening episode of Seven Figure Builder, join your host Juli Baranik as she delves into the fascinating world of sales and entrepreneurship with Peter Russell, a mastermind in overcoming mental barriers to financial success. Discover how childhood fears can block your path to success, why failure is just a pit stop on the road to victory, and learn the critical mindset shifts that transformed Peter from being constrained by his upbringing to standing on the verge of an eight-figure breakthrough. Whether you’re stuck in the sales grind or looking to level up your business game, this conversation is the mental gym session you didn’t know you needed. Get ready to smash through those invisible ceilings with us – your next level awaits!

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