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Your host, Tim Melanson talks to self-employed, home based "Work @ Home RockStars" to learn their best tips and tricks to be successful.
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Mastering Business Growth with Strategy, Leadership, and Delegation - Featuring Henry Swarey In this episode of the Work At Home Rockstar Podcast, host Tim Melanson interviews Henry Swarey, a seasoned business strategist and leadership coach. Henry shares his extensive entrepreneurial journey spanning over 20 years, shedding light on how he managed to balance work and personal life effectively. He delves into the importance of delegation, the art of building a strong team, and maintaining a positive company culture. Henry also discusses a significant challenge he faced when key employees believed the business was failing and decided to quit, offering insights on overcoming such obstacles. He emphasizes the need for continuous learning, having a long-term vision, and leveraging one’s strengths. Henry's expertise in sales and his approach to hiring the right people provide invaluable lessons for listeners looking to grow and scale their businesses. Who is Henry Swarey? Henry Swarey is a business strategist and leadership coach with a proven track record in transforming sales teams and driving business growth. He is the founder of Lighthouse Leadership, where he helps top-achieving sales teams enhance their performance and grow their revenue. Henry's unique strategies have propelled his own team from $0 to $30 million in a new market within just two years. His mission is to help one million sales team members each generate $1 million by 2033. Connect with Henry Swarey: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachhenry/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachhenry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachhenry/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/coachhenry/ Personal Website: https://henryswarey.com/ Business Website: https://pandaroofing.com/ I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email. Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode: 00:00 Introduction and Guest Welcome 00:30 Success Story: From Struggles to Family Time 01:36 Balancing Business and Travel 04:11 Challenges and Lessons Learned 09:42 Importance of Company Culture 14:00 Staying Motivated and Focused 20:52 Delegation and Scaling Your Business 23:54 Guest Solo: Exciting Business Ventures 28:39 Conclusion and Contact Information
Bridging Traditional and Holistic Medicine with Dr. Kimberly Faucher In this episode, we talk with Dr. Kimberly Faucher, the founder of Tend and Tonic, who assists women in bridging the gap between traditional medicine and holistic practices. Dr. Kim shares her journey from starting her medical career in the Air Force to successfully founding her own practice in California. She discusses facing financial challenges during the economic downturn of 2008 and emphasizes the importance of health and community building. Dr. Kim also talks about her holistic approach to medicine, her efforts to help patients build strong personal economies, and her upcoming in-person event focused on comprehensive wellness. Who is Dr. Kimberly Faucher? Dr. Kimberly Faucher is a seasoned Air Force veteran, practicing physician, entrepreneur, founder of the private equity firm Open Sky Associates, and best-selling author. She is a curious problem solver who seamlessly integrates soul and science through her practice, Tend and Tonic. With a passion for problem-solving and a heart dedicated to well-being, Dr. Kim combines extensive experience in program development, business administration, and strategic organizational efficiency with her medical expertise. Her transformative methodology lies in a unique 3-part framework, the GPS for Well-Being, which empowers her clients to personalize and integrate strategies across all eight domains of health. Connect with Dr. Kimberly Faucher: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-faucher-md-10265a192 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlyfauchermd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kr.faucher.3 Email: DrKim@tendandtonic.com Free Resources: PDF of the book 'Transformational Journey': Email Dr. Kim at DrKim@tendandtonic.com for a free copy. In this Episode: 00:00 Introduction to Today's Guest: Kimberly Faucher 00:30 Kimberly's Journey: From Air Force to Thriving Practice 02:06 Overcoming Financial Struggles and Building Resilience 04:29 The Importance of Health and Personal Economy 10:29 Holistic Practices and Medical Insights 16:49 Creating an Optimal Home Office Environment 23:06 The Power of Collaboration and Outsourcing 28:47 Empowering Women Through Community and Health 35:36 Conclusion and How to Connect with Dr. Kim I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email. Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson
In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar Podcast, Tim Melanson interviews Jeanne Collins, the founder of Jermar Designs and Jermar Publishing. Jeanne shares her journey as an interior designer and entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of standing your ground on pricing and finding the right clients. She also talks about her new lifestyle brand, House of Jermar, which aims to empower women to live fully by focusing on both their living spaces and personal wellness. Jeanne discusses her strategies for maintaining work-life balance, the value of hiring coaches, and the importance of personalized marketing. She also touches on her book 'Two Feet In' which is designed to inspire readers to overcome self-doubt and take control of their lives. Who is Jeanne Collins? Jeanne Collins is an award-winning interior designer who left the corporate world behind to find her true self through design and internal reflection. Her firm, JerMar Designs, works with executives and entrepreneurs, focusing on projects that combine sophistication and balance with inner and outer wellness. Jeanne is an Architectural Digest AD Pro 2024 Featured Designer, winner of the 2022 Luxe Magazine Red Award, and she was also recently nominated as an HGTV Designer of the Year. She chronicles her journey and the approach that changed her life and work in her memoir, "Two Feet In: Lessons from an All-In Life." Connect with Jeanne: Book Website: https://www.two-feet-in.com Business Website: https://www.jermardesigns.com Facebook Book: https://www.facebook.com/jeanne.collins.ct Facebook Business: https://www.facebook.com/jermardesigns Instagram Book: https://www.instagram.com/jeanne_collins_ct/ Instagram Business: https://www.instagram.com/jermar_designsI'd  I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email. Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode: 00:00 Introduction to the Podcast 00:30 Introduction to Today's Guest 01:58 Success Story: Standing Your Ground 06:54 Challenges and Lessons Learned 12:41 Creating a Productive Home Office 19:13 Building Client Relationships 20:02 Referral Sources in the Industry 21:27 Handling Referrals and Client Interactions 23:37 The Importance of Sales Skills 28:39 Hiring Coaches and Mentors 31:22 Exciting Business Developments 33:00 Finding the Right Clients 34:55 Inspiring Personal Growth 36:54 Conclusion and Farewell
In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, we meet Todd Sanford, a performance coach, speaker, small business consultant, and former firefighter. Todd shares his journey of helping individuals transform their lives, highlighting a powerful success story of aiding a former convict to regain control of his life through financial coaching and personal mentorship. He discusses the challenges and rewards of working from home, the importance of staying authentic, committing to personal growth, and never giving up despite obstacles. Todd also reveals upcoming ventures, including a new marriage group coaching program and a ranch retreat. Listeners are inspired to live authentically, embrace leadership, and continually seek personal and professional growth. Who is Todd Sanford? Todd Sanford retired as an Operations Fire Chief after 35 years in the fire department. He started four successful businesses, manages a 2200-acre ranch, and owns a successful coaching and speaking business today. Todd was one of the top 30 speakers in this year’s Great American Speak Off. Today, Todd consults small businesses where he works with their employees to repair what is currently broken and keeping them from achieving their best. Once he helps the employees achieve greatness within themselves, they are able to help grow the small business to levels never dreamed before. Todd also loves to coach people who are stuck, ready to give up, and need help finding clarity for their life. He listens to their issues and takes a common-sense approach to help them go places they never dreamed possible. Connect with Todd: Company Website: https://www.sanfordcoaching.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/todd.sanford.71 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toddsanfordcoaching/?hl=en Email: sanfordcoaching@gmail.com Free 30-Minute Coaching Call: https://sanfordcoaching.com/ola/services/get-to-know-us-call-1   I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email. Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode: 00:00 Introduction 00:30 Introduction to Today's Guest 01:00 A Story of Transformation and Success 06:43 Challenges in the Coaching Journey 08:06 The Rewards and Flexibility of Working from Home 13:35 Adapting and Finding New Opportunities 21:08 Authenticity and Respect in Leadership 22:45 Struggles with an Absent Father 22:58 Empowerment and Authenticity 23:45 Leadership in Family and Business 25:35 The Value of Coaching and Mentorship 30:24 Facing Life's Challenges 32:31 Investing in Personal Growth 35:40 Exciting New Ventures 40:06 Connecting with Sanford Coaching
In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, Tim interviews Laurie Barkman, also known as the Business Transition Sherpa. Laurie shares her journey of becoming a CEO, the challenges of customer concentration risk, and the importance of planning for business succession and exit strategies. She emphasizes the value of certifications, continuous learning, and the importance of thinking about the end game when building a business. Laurie also discusses her new course, 'End Game Entrepreneurship,' and offers valuable insights and tools for small business owners to create valuable exit options and avoid pitfalls in succession planning. Who is Laurie Barkman? Laurie Barkman, The Business Transition Sherpa®, is a former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was acquired by a Fortune 50 company. Laurie guides business owners through the often overwhelming process of transition planning. As a mergers and acquisitions intermediary, she facilitates sell-side and buy-side transactions in the lower middle market. Laurie is the author of "The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options," and hosts the award-winning podcast called Succession Stories. Her expertise in business transition, succession, entrepreneurship, and M&A has been spotlighted in media including Newsweek, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, and more. Connect with Laurie: Company Website: https://www.thebusinesstransitionsherpa.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBusinessTransitionSherpa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheBusinessTransitionSherpa YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheBusinessTransitionSherpa LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebarkman Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/LaurieBarkman TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@businesstransitionsherpa Giveaway: Go to https://www.thebusinesstransitionsherpa.com to get a free digital copy of Laurie’s book or grab your copy on Amazon. I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email. Website: https://workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode: 00:00 Introduction 00:30 Guest Welcome 00:50 Laurie's Journey to CEO 02:13 Overcoming Business Challenges 03:45 Understanding Customer Concentration Risk 05:37 Practicing and Honing Your Craft 08:06 Mid-show Advertisement 09:06 The Importance of Succession Planning 17:22 Building a Strong Team 22:12 Marketing and Growing Your Business 28:15 Exciting New Ventures 32:55 Conclusion and Contact Information
In this episode of the Work at Home Rockstar podcast, host Tim Melanson interviews Chuck Chapman, a counselor, coach, and author. Chuck shares his compelling journey from a career in advertising and marketing to becoming a counselor specializing in men's relationship issues. Triggered by a personal health crisis and a series of life challenges, Chuck made a significant career shift to align with his values. He discusses the unique struggles men face, the importance of integrity and values, and his work with the 'No More Mr. Nice Guy' community. Chuck also introduces his latest book, 'Finding Your Way Without Losing Yourself: The Path of Integrity,' which aims to help readers define and live by their core values. The conversation delves into the intricacies of supporting men in mental health and the challenges of entrepreneurship, offering insights and inspiration for those considering a major career change. Who is Chuck Chapman? Chuck Chapman is a Certified No More Mr. Nice Guy Recovery Coach, author, and counselor with a B.S. in Human Development and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. He has over a decade of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and is a Level Two Gottman Trained Relationship Counselor. Chuck focuses on helping men overcome Nice Guy Syndrome and live with integrity and passion. He has written "No More Mr. Nice Guy: The 30-Day Recovery Journal" and the upcoming "Totally, Utterly, Hopelessly Screwed: A Way Back To Integrity." Connect with Chuck: Company Website: chuckchapman.com Facebook: facebook.com/niceguyhelp Instagram: instagram.com/chuckchapman.ma YouTube: youtube.com/user/chuckchapman I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email. Website: workathomerockstar.com WHR Facebook Page: facebook.com/workathomerockstar Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms: Instagram: instagram.com/workathomerockstar Email: tim@workathomerockstar.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/timmelanson In this Episode: 00:00 Introduction to the Work at Home Rockstar Podcast 00:16 Chuck Chapman's Journey to Counseling 00:45 The Wake-Up Call: Battling Cancer 01:48 Finding Fulfillment in Helping Men 03:49 The Struggles Men Face 04:58 The Turning Point: Embracing Counseling 09:05 Challenges and Personal Growth 13:07 Overcoming Personal and Professional Hurdles 17:16 Building a Supportive Community for Men 18:22 Collaborating with Robert Glover 24:35 Overcoming Initial Doubts and Reaching Out 25:29 Ensuring Positive Cash Flow 28:25 Transitioning from Side Hustle to Full-Time 32:11 The Importance of a Supportive Partner 36:27 Guest Solo: Exciting Business Ventures 36:31 Introducing the Book on Integrity 36:54 Defining and Living by Your Values 40:27 The Spiritual Act of Integrity 44:04 Where to Find More Information 45:19 Conclusion and Final Thoughts  
In this episode of the Work At Home Rockstar Podcast, host Tim welcomes Chris Green, an author and entrepreneur specializing in self-publishing through Amazon. Chris shares his journey from selling on eBay and Amazon to becoming one of the first to use Amazon's FBA program. He details how self-publishing opened up numerous opportunities, from adding legitimacy to opening up marketing and networking doors. Chris also provides practical advice on how to leverage print-on-demand, manage social media profiles, and build an email list. Additionally, Chris shares the pitfalls he encountered along the way, including the importance of collecting emails and recognizing patterns in business success. The episode concludes with actionable tips for aspiring authors and entrepreneurs on how to fast track their journey using self-publishing and effective marketing strategies. Who is Chris Green? Chris Green is a dedicated self-publishing evangelist and the founder of Authorpreneur.com. He is passionate about helping people leverage self-published books to build their personal brands and attract new leads and clients. With over 20 years of experience in various online business models, Chris specializes in turning knowledge into profitable online courses and print-on-demand books using Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform​ (Authorpreneur)​​ (Skool)​. Chris is also the author of "The Authorpreneur Blueprint," a comprehensive guide that teaches individuals how to use their expertise to create a profitable business and a thriving community through self-publishing​ (Authorpreneur)​. Additionally, he hosts "The Authorpreneur Podcast," where he discusses strategies with other authors on how to market their books effectively and use them as tools for business growth​ (Authorpreneur)​. For more information about his work and resources, you can visit his website, Authorpreneur.com. Connect with Chris: LinkedIn: Chris Green on LinkedIn Company Website: Authorpreneur.com Facebook: Chris Green on Facebook Instagram: @authorpreneur Twitter: @ChrisGreen Email: chris@authorpreneur.com   ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/ In This Episode: 00:00 Introduction to the Work at Home Rock Star Podcast 00:16 Meet Chris Green: Self-Publishing Expert 00:38 The Power of Self-Publishing 01:07 Success Stories and Strategies 07:05 Challenges and Lessons Learned 15:06 Building and Engaging Your Audience 22:58 Leveraging Social Media for Authentic Connections 24:16 The Pitfalls of Self-Promotion and Spam 26:09 The Value of Providing Genuine Help 33:31 The Journey from eBay to Amazon FBA 36:37 The Power of Self-Publishing 38:25 Becoming an Authorpreneur 44:31 Final Thoughts and Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Today, Fabien Martelly, the founder and CEO of Martelly Consulting, joins Tim and shares his personal story of success. Fabien shares his journey from struggling with eczema to building a successful online coaching business. His story highlights the importance of self-healing and the resilience required to rebuild and surpass previous achievements. Fabien discusses his coaching method as different because it is influenced by his shaman skills, resulting in unique client experiences. He also talks about the value of providing extensive free coaching to build trust and demonstrate growth potential. Fabien emphasizes learning from each stumble, selecting the right coach, and marketing. He also discusses leveraging AI like ChatGPT to enhance productivity and refine business skills. Fabien emphasizes the importance of seeking feedback and continuous learning in the coaching industry. The episode offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey.   Who is Fabien Martelly?   An international sportsman and coach, Fabien Martelly leads a multimillion-euro startup and co-founded an eco-fashion brand. He has a passion for personal growth and offers proven strategies through Martelly Consulting. Understanding the challenges individuals face, he aims to transform businesses into impactful ventures, driving exponential growth. Fabien's strength lies in staying ahead and rapidly changing lives. His mission is to empower businesses to succeed and leave a lasting legacy.   Connect with Fabien: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabien-martelly  Company Website: http://martellyconsulting.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fabien.martelly  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fabien_martelly/  Email: fabien@martellyconsulting.com  Call: +33669640109   ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/     In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:39) The good note (2:57) What didn't go as planned (9:15) How to convert audience into fans (12:06) Difference between free and paid program (17:39) Did he hire mentors and coaches in his business  (24:09) The process of practicing (26:42) How much time did he spend in learning (27:34) What's exciting in his business right now (29:48) Where to find Fabien (30:03) Outro  
Protected time is a set amount of time dedicated to a task without interruptions. In this episode, Mike Abramowitz, co-founder of Better Than Rich, joins Tim and shares his experience of how his business successfully operates and produces good results and profits while he is away. He talks about how to build a system that can buy back your time so that you can spend it on what matters most to you and still produce the desired results. He discusses ensuring that when clients try to get your attention during the protected time, someone from the team can take care of the business. This system allows for a more balanced work-life dynamic and helps prevent burnout. Mike emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries and sticking to them to maintain productivity and focus. By implementing these strategies, he has achieved personal and professional success while enjoying time away from the business.   Who is Mike Abramowitz?   Mike Abramowitz is an accomplished author, speaker, coach, and philanthropist who has overcome significant challenges in his life. He has written nine books, 2 of which reached #1 on Amazon, and has been recognized for his efforts to feed people experiencing homelessness through his PB&J for Tampa Bay initiative. Despite facing personal trials, including the premature birth of his son, Mike's strong business acumen allowed him to achieve financial success while being there for his family. He has since become the co-founder of "Better Than Rich" and has transformed the lives of hundreds of entrepreneurs through his expertise in automation, delegation, and systemization. Mike's 'Operator to Owner' program teaches business owners to streamline business operations and leverage a team of Virtual Assistants. He co-hosts "The Better Than Rich Show" podcast, where he openly shares his journey and offers business insights. Mike's passion lies in uplifting and serving others, and he is committed to helping individuals uncover their untapped potential.   Connect with Mike: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeabramowitz1/  Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/betterthanrich/  Book a call: https://www.betterthanrich.com/90dayplan  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betterthanrich  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterthan_rich/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewmbiggs  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3xXEb7rKBvkCOdtWd4tj2A    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (00:47) The good note (04:37) What didn't go as planned (07:29) Finding the right people (12:31) Structure and time flexibility (15:41) Managing cash flow (23:28) Challenges in working from home (25:37) How to set up a system to enforce your boundaries (32:44) What's exciting in his business right now (35:01) What AI-powered means (36:46) What businesses do they work with (39:17) Where to find Mike (39:39) Outro  
In this episode, Philip Jayhawk Chan,  the CEO of Lightspeed Investing, joins Tim and shares a unique opportunity to grow your wealth and secure your financial future. Philip talks about how he started and how mentorship has been crucial to his trading success. He discusses the importance of having mentors in business and how it has helped him navigate the ups and downs of the market. Philip also talks about the tools they use to succeed in trading and how they honed their skills over the years. Additionally, he shares what excites him about his business and who would benefit from their mentorship. If you're looking to learn from successful traders, check out Lightspeed Investing.   Who is Philip Jayhawk Chan?   Philip Chan, CEO of Lightspeed Investing, is a unique figure in finance. Once a medical professional, Philip experienced burnout and disillusionment, leading him to discover the power of lightspeed investing. This revelation sparked a journey of relentless learning about various asset classes. His pursuit led to a fortunate collaboration with ex-medical professionals turned investment gurus. Today, as the leader of Lightspeed Investing, Philip brings his unique perspective to the financial world.   Connect with Philip: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipchan333/  Book a call: https://calendly.com/lightspeedinvestingevelyn/complementary-intro-call?month=2024-05  Company Website: https://10xstageagency.com/lightspeed-investing/  Email: info@lightspeedinvesting.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philip.chan.712714/  Website: https://lightspeedinvesting.com/ Phone: +1 (913) 963-3644   ————   I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/      In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (00:35) The good note (01:06) The bad note (02:29) On having mentors for his business (05:47) Losing to win (08:13) Tools to succeed (13:13) How did he get good at trading (16:15) What's exciting in his business right now (22:25) Who is this business for? (23:07) Where to find Philip (24:11) Outro  
In the latest podcast episode, Tim dives deep into parenting with Hillary Simpson, a renowned parent success coach from HGS Enterprises. They talk about the dual role of technology as a tool for advancement and a potential pitfall. They discuss parents' critical responsibility in setting unyielding boundaries and the profound impact of learning to say no in nurturing resilience within our children. Hillary also talks about the solitary journey of entrepreneurship, where she learned the power of delegation firsthand, allowing her to sharpen her focus on the heart of her business pursuits. Reflecting on the siren call of flashy coaching offers, she also emphasized the cruciality of applying newfound knowledge rather than falling prey to the paralysis of information overload.  Who is Hillary D. Simpson?   Hillary Drummond Simpson is an award-winning educator and author who is passionate about the education and success of African American young men. She noticed a recurring problem in the boys she taught, as they often aspired to careers in entertainment or sports without considering other options. This led her to research and discover that these careers were the only role models they saw on television. To address this issue, Simpson established the Boys to Men Mentoring Program in 2005, where black boys are mentored by male leaders in the community. She also created Boys to Men Night Out, a monthly event where boys bond with male role models in an educational setting. Simpson believes that families must support and encourage men to take on leadership roles at home and in society.   Connect with Hillary: Website 1: https://theparentsuccesscoach.com/  Website 2: http://hillarydsimpson.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillary-drummond-simpson-a397aa20  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hillarydsimpson/?hl=en  Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theparentsuccessc  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillary.DSimpson/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmVWcBnbH34e1XHliQquP7Q  ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:42) Hillary's story of success (3:59) Parents on getting help on parenting (9:16) Technology is like drugs (11:22) The bad note (20:48) Hillary's jam room (25:12) Who she works with (30:20) How she continues learning (40:18) How to find Hillary (41:53) Outro
Javier Montes, the founder of Focused Father Mastermind, joins Tim in today's episode. Javier shares his inspiring story of overcoming Bell's palsy and finding balance as a father, entrepreneur, and individual seeking health and wellness. His transformation involved embracing discipline, redefining success beyond finances, and adopting new habits. He achieved physical fitness and financial freedom and strengthened family bonds. Javier also talks about his masterclass aimed at empowering fathers to build stronger connections with their kids while handling entrepreneurship demands.    Who is Javier Montes?   Javier Montes is a Miami-based executive leader and founder of The Focused Father - Mentoring & Mastermind. He is passionate about personal development, Airbnb management, and Web3. With a finance background, Javier believes in results and a customer-centric approach to success. He has a diverse professional background, including being a State Licensed General Contractor & Community Association Manager, experience in banking, and working with a real estate development company. However, his true passion lies in the Entertainment Industry, where he ran his own company until a successful exit.    Javier finds fulfillment in developing leaders and empowering men to transform their lives. He is an Amazon best-selling author, dedicated family man, and marathon runner. His mission is to empower 1,000,000 fathers to become the heroes of their families by 2033, showcasing his commitment to strong family values and personal growth.   Connect with Javier: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/unstoppablejm/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beastfam.dad/  Webinar: http://www.dadwebinar.com  Book a call: https://talktojavier.com    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:46) The good note (7:38) Discipline (13:31) Why don't people change (16:42) New programming for new output (22:14) Work on your passion (26:22) Finances and passion  (32:35) Quality time and lifestyle (36:37) What’s exciting in his business now (38:26) How to contact Javier (39:13) Outro
In this podcast episode, Dan D. Johnson, a Failure Transformation Expert, joins Tim. Dan shares his personal story of success and offers valuable insights and advice for entrepreneurs. He emphasizes the importance of execution and not being afraid to take risks. Dan shares stories of failures and how he learned to bounce back and achieve success. They discuss the tools and principles that can lead to success, including focus, confidence, discipline, and consistency. Dan also offers a free webinar series to help you transform your mindset and achieve success. This episode provides practical advice for entrepreneurs looking to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.   Who is Dan D. Johnson? Dan Johnson is a successful entrepreneur who has overcome adversity and now dedicates his life to helping others who have experienced trauma and failure. He focuses on reshaping identity, restoring hope, and providing practical principles and strategies to help individuals transform and achieve their desires. With a deep understanding of the feelings of insecurity and rejection that can result from trauma, Dan has helped countless small business owners and individuals worldwide turn their failures into success. He aims to empower 100,000 individuals to achieve personal, financial, and professional success by 2029. Dan's areas of expertise include financial literacy, economic development, and self-efficacy.   Connect with Dan: Website: www.dandjohnson.com  IG: https://www.instagram.com/dandjohnson_/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danjohnsononline    Book a free 15-minute clarity call with Dan here: https://calendly.com/dandjohnson    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:56) The good note (5:17) The bad note (7:53) Keep swinging and learn through failure (13:48) The people that he hired (17:58) Unbelievable work ethic (21:15) There are no shortcuts, no skipping (26:18) Four principles to be successful (30:48) Go after a hundred "Nos" (33:30) What’s exciting in his business right now (35:22) Where to find Dan (35:41) Outro      
In this episode, Tim interviews Dan Moran, founder of Solidan. Dan’s journey from working in makeshift offices to becoming a remote work advocate is a testament to adaptability and resilience. His story, shared in a recent podcast, sheds light on the shift towards remote work. The episode also discusses hiring a virtual assistant, a potentially daunting task that can boost business growth and efficiency. It underscores the importance of choosing the right business tools and strategies. The episode also emphasizes the significance of a morning routine for personal and professional success, the role of mentorship, and the impact of mastermind groups on business success and personal growth. It’s a valuable resource for those seeking to enhance their business or personal effectiveness in today’s professional landscape.   Who is Dan Moran?   Dan Moran is the founder of Solidan, a consulting firm that specializes in maximizing the power of Slate and PeopleSoft for Colleges/Universities. Dan is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. He has served in various roles, including Business Analyst, Technical Developer, Trainer, Team Lead, and Project Manager. He has a knack for mentoring and has guided vendor consultants and clients in enhancing their knowledge and project success. Dan’s expertise spans all CS modules, and he’s adept at working with diverse teams. His project portfolio includes implementations, upgrades, and post-production support across various educational institutions.   Connect with Dan:   Website: http://www.solidan.net/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danmorandm/   ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:35) The good note (7:31) What didn’t go as planned (10:50) How do you go about finding good people (17:42) Part-time or full-time VA (20:48) Choosing the tools (27:59) Growth and scalability (30:26) Personal growth journey (41:56) Write down goals (46:42) What’s exciting in his business right now (49:41) Outro  
In this episode, Tim interviews Jonas Breisel, a software tester trainer and entrepreneur from Explorer for a Test. Jonas shares his journey from obscurity to success in the field of software testing. He recounts the challenges he faced in initially gaining attention on LinkedIn, the pivotal role of education in his growth, and the evolution of his content strategy to engage and provide value to his audience. Despite initial setbacks and financial struggles due to overinvestment in education, Jonas persevered and eventually landed a significant deal with a major company, solidifying his position as a thought leader.   Who is Jonas Breisel? Jonas Breisel, the visionary CEO and founder of Xplorafory Test, is on a mission. With his extensive experience and IT certifications, he leads a successful software testing and training venture. His dedication is to empower individuals to build rewarding careers in software testing, offering a balance of higher income and fewer work hours. By 2028, Jonas aims to help 10,000 people transition into a career they’re proud of, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.   Connect with Jonas: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jonas-breisel/  Company LinkedIn: https://www.xploraforytest.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JonasBriesel/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xploraforytest/  Phone: +46705-186 265 Email: info@xploraforytest.com            jonas.breisel@xploraforytest.se   ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/   In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (00:42) The good note (4:53) Mistakes that he learned from (7:30) Practices to stay sharp at work (9:03) How to convert audience to real customers (13:39) Why wouldn’t people ask for help (16:57) What’s exciting in his business right now (20:22) Why did he decide to work for himself (22:35) How to find Jonas (24:06) Outro  
In this episode, Tim jams with Robert Brill, the rockstar CEO of Brill Media. They talk about his company's meteoric rise to success and the vital importance of standard operating procedures. Robert also covers topics from achieving product-market fit to mastering Meta's platforms for targeted advertising. He also talks about the challenges of rapid scaling and the essential mindset shift from employee to owner, which are not just insightful — they're game-changing for anyone looking to evolve their business acumen. If you've ever wondered how a positive work culture and clear job responsibilities can dramatically boost employee retention and client happiness, this episode strikes all the right chords.   Who is Robert Brill? Robert Brill, CEO of Brill Media, specializes in precision advertising for business growth. His company has been honored ten times, including recognition on the Inc 5000 and Financial Times 500 lists. As a Forbes Business Council and Fast Company Executive Board member, Robert shares insights on user experience, business strategies, data targeting, local advertising, and white-label media buying. He also delivers talks on advertising, marketing, AI, and entrepreneurship to business owners nationwide. Beyond work, Robert takes pride in being a father, husband, dog owner, and passionate fan of the Dodgers and Intermiami.   Connect with Robert: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertbrill/  Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brillmediaco  Website: https://brillmedia.co/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrillMediaUS  IG: https://brillmedia.co/    X: https://twitter.com/brill_media  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrillMediaco  Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brill_media    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:32) The good note (2:11) What didn’t go as planned (5:56) How important mindset is to business growth and success (12:35) Difference between audience and fans (15:05) Running ads for sales vs. boosting posts (23:38) Managing cashflow (28:20) Tools to grow the business (34:40) What’s exciting in his business now (36:06) How to connect with Robert (40:38) Outro
The entrepreneurial journey is likened to navigating uncharted waters, and no one knows this better than Eric McHugh, the innovative mind behind ShopX Labs and Dataing. In this episode, Tim talks with Eric about the world of digital commerce. They discuss how Eric pioneered tokenized software licenses, enabling e-commerce brands to step into the Web 3.0 space effortlessly with ShopX. They also talk about Dataing, an AI-powered matchmaking service that is paving the way for a new era in the dating app scene.    Who is Eric McHugh?   Eric McHugh, a Web3 & AI Entrepreneur, serves as the President & Founder of SHOPX. His mission revolves around spreading positivity and uplifting collective consciousness. When not immersed in technology, Eric enjoys diverse interests, including chess, Muay Thai, meditation, and reading. His recommendations include Reality Transurfing (Steps I-V) and Vipassana meditation. Eric’s passion project, Dataing, aims to match 1 billion happy couples using AI. And with SHOPX, he envisions a future where 80% of all NFTs are SHOPX eNFTs. Exciting times lie ahead for Eric and his ventures!   Connect with Eric: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericdouglasmchugh/  Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/shopxlabs/  Website 1: https://shopx.co/  Website 2: https://dataing.io/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shopxlabs/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/ericdmchugh/  X:  https://twitter.com/shopxlabs    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:47) The good note (2:20) Mistakes he learned from (5:59) His team (10:54) Attracting what you're feeling (15:21) Mentorship and books (21:33) How he stays on top of things (24:47) Living in the now, and thinking of the future (26:25) What's exciting in his business now (29:23) Where to connect with Eric
Navigating the ever-changing landscape of technology and law requires skill, which Tim and Sukhi Alberga discuss in this episode. Sukhi is the founder of Bridging Legal Solutions, a multidisciplinary law practice. They talk about the critical role of governance and public protection when integrating new tech into legal practices, from AI to cybersecurity. They also uncover the power of connections, mentorship, and expert relationships. Sukhi also discusses the recently launched Counselurdocs, which demystifies legal processes and empowers individuals with knowledge and understanding. They share insights for anyone looking to navigate the intricacies of business relationships or seeking inspiration from someone who has effectively transformed the legal industry through technology.    Who is Sukhi Alberga?   Sukhi Dhillon Alberga, the founder of Bridging Legal Solutions (BLS) and Counselurdocs, leads a multidisciplinary law practice fueled by ingenuity. BLS specializes in helping startups, healthcare businesses, medical practices, and health tech companies navigate complex legal terrain. With a team of brilliant and driven professionals, Sukhi’s BLS offers tailored legal and business solutions. Their services span business law, health law, accounting, and human resources.    Sukhi’s decade of experience at the bar is complemented by her roles as a member of the Legal Futures Subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association and the Human Resource Committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick. She also chairs the first Atlantic Roundtable with the Canadian Bar Association of New Brunswick. Sukhi thrives on connecting with people, solving problems, and contributing to business growth. Connect with Sukhi: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukhi-dhillon-alberga/  Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bridging-legal-solutions/  Website 1: https://blsmdp.com/  Website 2: https://counselurdocs.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bridging-Legal-Solutions-103809662148826  IG: https://www.instagram.com/bridginglegalsolutions/  X: https://twitter.com/BLS_LawMDP    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (2:09) What didn't go as planned (8:30) How do they keep up with changes in the industry (11:31) Fostering relationships for learning (13:49) Tools to succeed in the business (18:10) Practicing and learning to stay sharp (25:08) What's exciting in her business now (30:36) How Counselurdocs works (32:28) How to find Sukhi (32:45) Outro
Nick Hutchison of BookThinkers joins Tim in this episode to talk about the undeniable connection between success and our learning habits. He talks about why he believes flipping through the pages of a physical book might just be your secret weapon in absorbing and applying knowledge in personal development and business. Nick shares how he built a community with BookThinkers by providing consistent value. This experience exemplified the power of social media in enabling individuals to create a significant following without spending a lot, simply by sharing valuable content. Nick also discusses how the wisdom found in books can sculpt the path to personal and professional success.   Who is Nick Hutchison? Nick Hutchison is the visionary behind BookThinkers. For seven years, he’s connected authors and readers, reaching over 1,000,000 people monthly. His podcast, BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books, features top authors like Grant Cardone and Lewis Howes. Nick helps authors connect with their readers through services like video production, podcast booking, and book reviews. His latest book, “Rise of the Reader,” dives into strategies for mastering reading habits.    Connect with Nick: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bookthinkers/  Website 1: https://bookthinkers.com/  Website 2: https://nickhutch.com/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nicklovesbooks  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BookThinkers/  X: https://twitter.com/bookthinkers  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/bookthinkers  Email: nick@implementingbooks.com   ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:34) A story of success (2:44) The difference between physical books and audiobooks (6:24) What didn't go as planned (9:59) Nick's jam room (14:38) Building his team (22:32) Regretting starting later (25:32) Marketing his business (30:03) What's exciting in his business right now (31:20) How to connect with Nick (34:20) Outro  
Have you ever met someone whose entrepreneurial spirit is so infectious you can't help but be inspired? That's exactly the energy Russ Thomas, President of RST Coaching Academy, brings to the conversation with Tim in today's episode. Russ also talked about his pivot to coaching, inspired by Grant Cardone. This realignment marked a significant shift in his career and life. He discussed the indelible impact of coaching on his own experiences and how it has enabled him to assist others in scaling their businesses.   Who is Russ Thomas?   Russ Thomas is the founder and President of RST Coaching Academy and Marine Business Growth Solutions. he is an entrepreneur and business coach with decades of experience that defies retirement norms. While peers ponder their financial portfolios, Russ thrives. His journey spans 50+ years, from the tech to the marine industry. As an entrepreneur, he sets ever-higher standards, striving daily.   Founder and President of RST Coaching Academy and Marine Business Growth Solutions, Russ pours wisdom into those seeking guidance. His wealth of life and business experience, coupled with training from Grant Cardone, qualifies him to elevate personal and career development. Expect income growth of 15% - 30% within 90 days under his tutelage.   In 1973, Russ bought his first business—a gas station in Madison, Wisconsin. Despite initial hesitation, he embraced entrepreneurship. Since then, he’s navigated successful ventures in high-tech and marine industries. Russ’s story exemplifies resilience and commitment to growth.  Connect with Russ: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rstcoaching/  Website 1: https://rstcoachingacademy.com/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/rstcoaching/  Facebook: https://facebook.com/rstcoachingacademy/    ———— I love connecting with Work at Home RockStars! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email.   Website 💻 https://workathomerockstar.com  WHR Facebook Page 📌 https://www.facebook.com/workathomerockstar    Feel free to DM us on any of our social platforms:   Instagram 📷 https://www.instagram.com/workathomerockstar  Email 💬 tim@workathomerockstar.com  LinkedIn ✍ https://www.linkedin.com/in/timmelanson/    In This Episode: (0:00) Intro (0:43) Russ' story of success (8:06) What didn't work out in his journey (14:10) Home office setup (20:42) Networking and marketing (29:17) Branding (33:04) Russ' guest solo (40:04) Leaving a legacy (42:37) Where to learn more about Russ (44:13) Outro  
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