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We believe growing a business should not be a mystery, the simple steps should not be kept from you, and anybody can become a Business Made Simple Professional.  — BusinessMadeSimple.com
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What mystery about growing your business are you stuck trying to solve? Let us know and submit your business question to BusinessMadeSimple.com/Question for a chance to have Donald Miller coach you through it!     Get Coached is a weekly podcast presented by Business Made Simple focused entirely on coaching you through the business problems keeping you up at night. For your chance to Get Coached by Donald Miller, submit your business question to BusinessMadeSimple.com/Question.
No matter what your role is within your business, there will be a time when you need to step in and take over something somebody else has built. Not knowing how to manage that transition could put you in a nose dive toward disaster. So how can you successfully lead something you didn’t start? This week special guest, Tyler Reagin, author of “Leading Things You Didn’t Start", answers that question! He gives you the five steps you'll need when taking over any project, department or company.    --   Order "Leading Things You Didn't Start" at TylerReagin.com/LifeGivingLeader   If you want to become a Business Made Simple professional, sign up for pro access at BusinessMadeSimple.com and get all our online courses plus access to live coaching sessions with Donald Miller every month. Go pro at BusinessMadeSimple.com
You know you have a story to tell but struggle how to even begin telling it. Where should you start? Is it captivating? Who really wants to hear your story? It's overwhelming. That's why we’re answering the question, “How and why should you write your story?” We're joined by special guest Allison Fallon, author of "The Power of Writing It Down", who’s helped hundreds of people find their voice, tell their stories, and share them with the world. In this episode she’ll walk you step-by-step on how to start writing your story and the best way to tell it.   --   Let Allison help you start writing your story at WriteYourStory.com   If you want to become a Business Made Simple professional, sign up for pro access at BusinessMadeSimple.com and get all our online courses plus access to live coaching sessions with Donald Miller every month. Go pro at BusinessMadeSimple.com  
The post-COVID wave: most of us are thinking about it but few of us feel prepared for it. What's going to happen to our businesses? How will consumer behavior change? What exactly is this "new normal?" These are the exact questions we are answering this week. Joshua DuBois, founder of Gauge.ai, a market research firm that surveys tens of thousands of people per day, will share what you can expect in Q2 of this year and how your business can be prepared for the changes that will come as the world emerges from COVID.   --   Find out more about Joshua DuBois at Gauge.ai   If you want to become a Business Made Simple professional, sign up for pro access at BusinessMadeSimple.com and get all our online courses plus access to live coaching sessions with Donald Miller every month. Go pro at BusinessMadeSimple.com      
On this week’s episode we’re answering the question, “Is it possible to grow your business working only six hour days?” Michael Hyatt, co-author of the new book “Win At Work & Succeed At Life,” is convinced you can. You'll hear why as he shares his insight into how fewer, more focused hours can lead to significant growth in your business.   --   Order Michael Hyatt's new book, "Win at Work & Succeed At Life"  and get access to exclusive bonus content at WinAndSucceedBook.com/BMS    When you become a Business Made Simple Professional, you get access to our library of courses that take the mystery out of growing a business. Become a Business Made Simple Professional today at BusinessMadeSimple.com    
It feels like just about everyone is trying to "build their online platform" these days. But only the people who do it right are the ones that reap the benefits. And yes -- there is a "right" way to do it. On this week's episode, John Lee Dumas, author of the book "The Common Path to Uncommon Success" shares a step-by-step plan for how you can produce consistent content for your platform that doesn't feel cheesy and allows you to expand your influence.   --   Find out more about The Common Path to Uncommon Success at UncommonSuccessBook.com   When you become a Business Made Simple Professional, you get access to our library of courses that take the mystery out of growing a business. Become a Business Made Simple Professional today at BusinessMadeSimple.com
This week we’re answering the question: How can non-profits who want to fundraise less, raise more money and build a community of monthly givers? Special guest, Vik Harrison of Charity: Water, an organization that to date has delivered clean and safe drinking water to over 10 million people across the globe, gives you the answer! Then host Donald Miller walks you step-by-step through crafting the perfect mission statement for any type of business.   --   Find out more about Vik Harrison at VikHarrison.com and CharityWater.org   When you become a Business Made Simple Professional, you get access to our library of courses that take the mystery out of growing a business. Become a Business Made Simple Professional today at BusinessMadeSimple.com
You’re negotiating all the time without even knowing it. And that’s a problem, because your success in life depends on how well you can negotiate. That's why in this week's episode we're teaching you the six things every great negotiator does to create more win/win outcomes in work and in life. Don also talks with Dr. John Lowry, President of the Lowry Group and instructor of our newest course at Business Made Simple University - Negotiation Made Simple. John shares what it's like inside a high stakes negotiation and his approach for achieving the desired outcome.   --   Find out more about The Lowry Group at LowryGroup.net   Get access to the course Negotiation Made Simple at NegotiationMadeSimple.com   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
This week Martin Lindstrøm, author of The Ministry of Common Sense and expert at helping businesses around the world unleash their common sense, joins Don, Koula and J.J.  Martin shows how to embrace empathy and unlock pure common sense to help grow your business and make you more money!    --   Find out more about Martin Lindstrøm and his book The Ministry of Common Sense at MartinLindstrom.com/Ministry-Of-Commonsense   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
Run out of cash and your business will crash! That's why in this final episode of our seven-part series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we explain exactly how to manage your finances, giving you a plan to keep your business fueled with cash. Don also talks with finance guru, Mike Michalowicz, who shows you how to implement his Profit First method.    --   Find out more about Mike Michalowicz or Profit First at ProfitFirstProfessionals.com   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
A coke machine in the break room or a food truck party for your staff might sound like a fun idea. But the reality is – that’s overhead, and it’s slowing your business down (and costing you money). In part six of our seven-part series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on overhead. Sure, you’re going to have some expenses that don’t drive crazy revenue, and sometimes that’s okay. The answer isn’t to cut those expenses altogether – it’s to learn this simple formula so you know what’s worth your time, and what’s holding you back.   --   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
There’s a myth that says it takes dozens of bad product ideas to uncover one good one. The problem is, that means you’re sending revenue down the drain. In part five of our seven part series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on the wings of the airplane – or your product. You don’t have to waste any more time creating dead-end products. Do these two things and you'll knock your product ideas out of the park the first time.    --   Learn more about Allison Trowbridge how her company, Copper, can help you build meaningful community through book clubs by joining the waitlist at MeetCopper.com   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
If you’re running your own business then you know selling your product can be a challenge. Whether it's finding leads, crafting the perfect pitch or dealing with crippling self doubt, you need to sell your product to stay in business. We're taking a slight detour from our 7-Part Series, How Your Business Is Like An Airplane, to talk with Jamie Kern Lima, who is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. As co-founder of IT Cosmetics, she grew the company from her living room into a $1.2 billion megabrand, all in less than ten years! And she accomplished it all by pushing through her fear of selling. Don and Jamie have an enlightening one-on-one conversation giving you the insight you need to overcome your fear of selling and come out the other side more confident than ever. This is Business Made Simple.   --   Pre-order Jamie's new book, "Believe IT", at believeit.com.   Order "Business Made Simple" NOW on Amazon or wherever you buy books. Then register for our first ever Business Made Simple Summit livestream on February 9 for FREE! Go to BusinessMadeSimpleSummit.com and register using your receipt or order number.   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
You’ve got no shortage of customers in your pipeline, but getting them to sign on the dotted line? That’s a completely different story. In Part Four of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on the Left Engine – Sales. You don’t have to go full-on used car salesman to get your leads to convert. There’s a better way, and we’re teaching it to you in this episode.   --   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
Here’s the sad reality: countless businesses close their doors every day. It’s not always for the same reason, and sometimes, the problems in a business totally sneak up on you. In Part Three of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on the Right Engine (aka - great marketing). Getting this essential piece of a business right could truly be the difference between if your business succeeds, or if you have to close your doors...for good.   --   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
What if leadership wasn’t about rallying your team around a mission or being liked? What if great leadership meant mastering seven core competencies that actually drive your team forward? In Part Two of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on The Cockpit. Don, Koula, and JJ break down each of these seven pillars (and spoiler alert: they may not be what you think). ...   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
In this inaugural episode of the Business Made Simple podcast, our hosts, Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan explain how a business really works and debate whether or not your college degree was worth the investment.   ...   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at CertifiedBusinessCoach.com   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to HireACoach.com   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — BusinessMadeSimple.com
Well, friends, we did it! We’ve wrapped on yet another year of the Building a StoryBrand Podcast. And you know what that means: it’s time for the annual “Best of” episode. On this year’s episode, we’ve pulled together some of the best nuggets of wisdom from guests like Adrienne Bankert, Matthew McConnaughey, and even our very own Business Made Simple President, Doug Kiem. So join us as we revisit some amazing business (and life) advice we got in 2020.   Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Just head over to storybrand.com/survey and give us your feedback!  
There is no doubt we’re all craving a return to normalcy. But is getting back to the way things were what your customers actually want? Joshua DuBois, market research expert and CEO of Gague.ai, gives Don some surprising insight. Peeking into his “crystal ball”, Joshua predicts how trends will change so you and your business can be more than ready heading into 2021!   Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Just head over to storybrand.com/survey and give us your feedback! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  
There are specific qualities that highest paid people possess. I don’t mean integrity or honesty or kindness — those are characteristics you have to have in order to be a decent human. I’m talking about tangible character traits that make you a value-driven professional. Traits like understanding how to receive feedback, de-escalating drama and prioritizing your highest return opportunities. There’s a reason the highest paid people are where they are — and I want to teach you why.   If you develop these characteristics, you become seen as a valuable “product” that organizations will want to invest in. Not too dissimilar from a good stock, you become the type of employee who gives your organization a great return. And when you give an organization a great return, they’re more likely to pay you more. A lot more.   In this week’s episode I’ll explain the 10 characteristics of every value-driven professional and how you can develop them. When you embody these traits, you’ll increase your economic value on the open market and your career will soar.
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Comments (28)

Nichole Lorenzen

love the podcast. in castbox you have a broken link. I have to go to your website then it will open in castbox app to play. Please fix.

Apr 20th
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TDubbs

Donald is great...but the constant giggling by JJ is unbelievably annoying. Try to give us two or three sentences in a row without a giggle. Would be refreshing

Oct 3rd
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Jane M

Incredible story. Now you need to interview Rhonda.

May 28th
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Yawhann Chong

This podcast keeps getting better and better. Donald and JJ are such great people!

Apr 11th
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April Beaudin

Don thank you for inviting Rebekah Lyons to the podcast.

Oct 28th
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Meta Minds

Fantastic episode, we gained some big insights from this episode!

Oct 20th
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Meta Minds

Great discussion, we are following your podcast now! 🎙

Oct 11th
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Matt Bricknell

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Sep 12th
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Matt Bricknell

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Sep 12th
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Keith Besherse

Tax code would be a very valuable discussion.

Jul 24th
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Rick Stockton

The religious was OK. I didn't agree with all of it, but you need to include actual context, because atheism is not the only acceptable religion. Other people will have other context.

Jun 28th
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Keith Besherse

Actually, when JJ said “access” I heard it in context of access to people...

Jun 20th
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Keith Besherse

Most of the US Army generals that I worked for fit in the category you are describing as a spanning leader.

Jun 14th
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Laura O' Mahony

Very interesting episode. thanks guys.

May 16th
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Susan Powers

over religous on this one. everyone is different.

Apr 12th
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Susan Powers

over religous on this one. everyone is different.

Apr 12th
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Tim McCormick

My absolute favorite podcast. The only podcast where the intro is just as entertaining as the content. This is a rewind only podcast... I have yet to fast forward once in hundreds of episodes.

Apr 10th
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Cal Chan

love this episode! So many things I need to change in my weekly work schedule!

Jan 10th
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Wes Anderson

great podcats

Nov 8th
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Nicole Cherlet

what a great podcast :)

Nov 1st
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