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Travel Geniuses - Podcast for Travel Agents

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The Travel Geniuses podcast is a podcast for travel agents who LOVE planning vacations for their clients, but wish the business side of things was a little easier.

We talk about marketing, technology, systems, tools, and tricks that help you focus less on the stuff you hate, and more on the things you love.
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You've probably heard that you need a lead magnet. And for most businesses, this has been solid advice.  But is this something you really need if you're a travel agent?  I'll give you MY opinion in this episode.  Want to take things even further? Wish you had someone to show you HOW to implement the things I talk about on the podcast (with worksheets, checklists, and more ideas around how to make them work for YOUR business) Check out The Lab ! The online home for travel agents who are ready to build a business that is everything they ever dreamed it would be. You’ll find links to everything mentioned on the show notes page.
Do you know what it means to qualify your clients? It sounds a little scary, I know (at least to me) but is actually VERY simple (you might even be doing it already!!) and SO important.  In this episode I'll talk about what it means, why it's one of the most important things you can do, and then will offer some suggestions for how to do it.  Want to take things even further? Check out The Lab ! The online home for travel agents who are ready to build a business that is everything they ever dreamed it would be. You’ll find links to everything mentioned on the show notes page.
If you had asked me a few months ago if I had ADHD, I would have said a very confident no. It wasn't just that I hadn't considered it, but that I knew what it was, have family members with it, and was positive that I didn't have any of the classic symptoms. Turns out I was wrong. So in this episode I'll talk about why I was so sure I didn't have ADHD, share some of my symptoms, tell you why I think ADHD brains are so awesome!! and offer some places to get started if you see yourself in any of what I'm talking about here, and want to look into it further. Want to take things even further? Check out The Lab ! The online home for travel agents who are ready to build a business that is everything they ever dreamed it would be. You’ll find links to everything mentioned on the show notes page.
There are a lot of reasons that you might find it hard to "market" yourself and your business.  One that I've just realized is that it feels like the goal of marketing is to convince someone to work with me, wether they want to or not, and wether it's the right choice for them or not.  In this episode I talk about that, and share a different way of thinking that might just change the way you feel about marketing, forever.  The Lab will be open to new members soon! If you want to be the first in line to join, you can sign up for the waitlist HERE.  I can't wait to see you inside!!
Are you convinced that being a travel agent means long hours, and tons of work you hate?  If I do nothing else, I hope this episode convinces you that that's not the case.  If you're ready to transform your business , and turn it into something you LOVE, that supports the life of your dreams (instead of sucking the life out of it) I'd love for you to join us in The Lab! You can sign up HERE. 
Listen, there isn't really anything you could have done to COMPLETELY protect your business from the effects of the Covid pandemic, or to avoid all downsides of future crises, BUT doing this one thing can definitely make weathering future storms a lot easier... Want to take things even further? Sign up for INSIDERS and get access to additional training and coaching for your business. You’ll find links to everything mentioned below the podcast.  
I know it's just started, but 2022 already feels HARD!  If you feel that way, too, I have some suggestions to help you get through this month, and come out the other side feeling a little more hopefully, and ready for all the GOOD that 2022 is sure to bring...  Want to get on the waitlist for Insiders? Learn more here: https://www.travelgeniuses.com/insiders
This is my favorite week of the year - Christmas is over (including all the shopping, and wrapping, and baking, and parties) but things are still slow. Many people are still off work, and just not back into real life yet.  It's the perfect time to think about and get excited for the new year. But first... I have 3 questions you should answer before you set any goals or make plans for next year.  Want to take things even further? Sign up for INSIDERS and get access to additional training and coaching for your business.
This time of year can be really stressful for a lot of people. There just seems to be so much we have to do, and not anywhere near enough time to do it all.  Except... how much of that stuff do you really HAVE to do? Could you adjust your expectations (personal and business) and get rid of some stuff on your list? That's what we're discussing in this episode.  Want to take things even further? Sign up for INSIDERS and get access to additional training and coaching for your business.
I've been noticing a shift in my use of social media, and I think a big change in the way people use social media is heading our way. I want you to be ahead of it! So I'm letting you in on my predictions.  I'm also preparing for 2022, and would love to know how I can best help you. I've set up a quick survey at www.travelgeniuses.com/survey to make it easy for you to tell me what you're struggling with! You never know, your question may just end up as a topic on a future episode of the podcast! 
I'm just going to come out and say it - I think a lot of these "websites for travel agents" not only don't HELP you grow your travel business, but do a lot to HARM your business.  In this episode, I'm sharing why I think that, and offering some (fairly) simple things you can do to change that. 
I LOVE books, and I'm kindof famous for recommending the BEST books to help in certain situations.  In this episode, I'm sharing some of my favorites - around mindset, money, business, and life. You can find links to all of the books and other resources mentioned in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/episode59. 
I know there are a lot of new agents joining the industry right now.  And for a lot of experienced agents, you're restarting your business after this long... pause.  And things might not be growing as quickly as you'd like... In this episode, I'll share why that might just be a good thing!  Here are the links to the resources mentioned in this episode: Episode 7 - All About Fees Episode 28 - HOW to charge fees Sign up for the (audio??) newsletter Travel Geniuses Websites
Setting expectations for your clients is ALWAYS a good idea, but especially now, when the travel experience is often much different than we're used to, it can ensure your clients have a wonderful experience, even when things don't go as planned.  In this episode, I'll share some things it would be good to set expectations around, and offer some tips for doing that.  You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/episode57
Have you ever quit a job, and realized after you left just how toxic and unhealthy it was? Some of you are feeling that way after having this forced break from your business for a while. It's hard to want to go back to long hours and little pay... But you don't have to! This is YOUR business. You're the boss. And you get to choose if you're a good one or not. In this episode, I'm sharing several ways you can set boundaries in your business so it can go from something that you dread going back to, to something you love... You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/episode56
I tend to have 2 modes: Way behind on everything and panicked because I have too much to do, and not enough time OR Way ahead on things so I  mess around and don't get stuff done until I find myself way behind on everything and panicked because I have too much to do... Which is obviously a terrible cycle to be in. I've been working hard to get a handle on this and have created a really simple tool that has helped me end the panic cycle. In this episode, I'm sharing how it's helped, how you can use it, and of course, I've got the link for you to download and print your own copy. :-) You can find that HERE  
I've got some tough love for you in this episode. If you've been playing small, and holding back when you should be talking about what you do, and how you can help people, you need to listen to this episode. You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at travelgeniuses.com/episode54 CLICK HERE to learn more about Travel Genius Websites. CLICK HERE to get on the waitlist for INSIDERS CLICK HERE to get on the email list (I forgot to tell you how to do that.)
It's one thing to SAY you think what you do provides real value to your travelers, it's another thing to really believe it at your core. In this episode, I'm hoping to help you really believe it. You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at travelgeniuses.com/episode53
Covid has made us see so many problems in our industry, and one of the biggest is how vulnerable we are, legally, if we don't have good contracts and terms and conditions in place to protect us. We know we need to protect ourselves, but hiring an attorney feels very overwhelming and out of reach for most of us. In this episode, I am talking to Thomas Carpenter - an attorney AND a travel agent. We talk about why it's so important to protect yourself, but also HOW you can do that, even if you're just starting out. You can find links to all of the resources mentioned in the episode at travelgeniuses.com/episode52 Learn more about The Anti-marketing Marketing Workshop
This is a subject that not many people discuss in the travel industry, but it's VITAL that you deal with it if you want to grow a successful business.  Of all the topics I've ever covered... this might be the most important one yet.  You can find additional notes and links to all of the resources discussed in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/episode50
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Nathanael radford

I'm new to the travel industry and this is the perfect podcast to kick me in the right direction. giving me a guide to some of the basic beginner challenges but in enough detail to make the listen worth while. keep up the great work, I will be sure to keep listening. 😁

Sep 21st
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