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Dr Steve Maraboli ~ Empty Your Cup

As part of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce QLD 10 year anniversary they are hosting Dr Steve Maraboli at a one day event at the USQ campus in Springfield.

Dr Steve Maraboli is a life-changing Speaker, bestselling Author, and Behavioral Scientist who lends his popular voice to various topics.

Dubbed by Inc. Magazine as, “The Most Quoted Man Alive,” his empowering words, business methodologies, strategic insights, and social philosophies have been shared and published throughout the world in more than 25 languages.

Steve has delivered his inspiring, entertaining, and unforgettable speeches in over 30 countries. His books have been featured on numerous Best-Seller lists while his quotes, videos, and radio show have become a social media sensation; being shared by millions across the globe.

In this final part of the 4 part podcast series Dr Steve shares a story shared by Bruce Lee called “Empty Your Cup”

For all the information on the event and to secure your tickets please visit the website:

https://greaterspringfieldchamber.com.au

and stay connected to the social media for all the updates:

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page and follow the chamber on LinkedIn

This podcast series is sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Podcast Productions.

Dr Steve Maraboli ~ What You Can Expect At The One Day Event

As part of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce QLD 10 year anniversary they are hosting Dr Steve Maraboli at a one day event at the USQ campus in Springfield.

Dr Steve Maraboli is a life-changing Speaker, bestselling Author, and Behavioral Scientist who lends his popular voice to various topics.

Dubbed by Inc. Magazine as, “The Most Quoted Man Alive,” his empowering words, business methodologies, strategic insights, and social philosophies have been shared and published throughout the world in more than 25 languages.

Steve has delivered his inspiring, entertaining, and unforgettable speeches in over 30 countries. His books have been featured on numerous Best-Seller lists while his quotes, videos, and radio show have become a social media sensation; being shared by millions across the globe.

In part 3 of the 4 part podcast Dr Steve explains what you can expect if you choose to attend the one day event on April 6th.

For all the information on the event and to secure your tickets please visit the website:

https://greaterspringfieldchamber.com.au

and stay connected to the social media for all the updates:

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page and follow the chamber on LinkedIn

This podcast series is sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Podcast Productions.

Who Is Dr Steve Maraboli

As part of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce QLD 10 year anniversary they are hosting Dr Steve Maraboli at a one day event at the USQ campus in Springfield.

Dr Steve Maraboli is a life-changing Speaker, bestselling Author, and Behavioral Scientist who lends his popular voice to various topics.

Dubbed by Inc. Magazine as, “The Most Quoted Man Alive,” his empowering words, business methodologies, strategic insights, and social philosophies have been shared and published throughout the world in more than 25 languages.

Steve has delivered his inspiring, entertaining, and unforgettable speeches in over 30 countries. His books have been featured on numerous Best-Seller lists while his quotes, videos, and radio show have become a social media sensation; being shared by millions across the globe.

In part 2 of the 4 part podcast series I ask Dr Steve to share what it took to become the business person he is today. He shares insights into his charities, his books and his military history.

 

For all the information on the event and to secure your tickets please visit the website:

https://greaterspringfieldchamber.com.au

and stay connected to the social media for all the updates:

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page and follow the chamber on LinkedIn

This podcast series is sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Podcast Productions.

Building a Community with Dr Steve Maraboli

As part of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce QLD 10 year anniversary they are hosting Dr Steve Maraboli at a one day event at the USQ campus in Springfield.

Dr Steve Maraboli is a life-changing Speaker, bestselling Author, and Behavioral Scientist who lends his popular voice to various topics.

Dubbed by Inc. Magazine as, “The Most Quoted Man Alive,” his empowering words, business methodologies, strategic insights, and social philosophies have been shared and published throughout the world in more than 25 languages.

Steve has delivered his inspiring, entertaining, and unforgettable speeches in over 30 countries. His books have been featured on numerous Best-Seller lists while his quotes, videos, and radio show have become a social media sensation; being shared by millions across the globe.

 

In this 4 part podcast we introduce to Dr Steve and what you can expect should you choose to join the chamber on the day.

In this episode Dr Steve Maraboli shares with us his insights into what makes a community thrive.

For all the information on the event and to secure your tickets please visit the website:

https://greaterspringfieldchamber.com.au

and stay connected to the social media for all the updates:

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page and follow the chamber on LinkedIn

 

This podcast series is sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Corporate Podcast Productions.

Family Business

I grew up behind the counter of a general store, the child of self employed parents. I was put to work before and after school, we took no family holidays and we struggled to find 30 minutes of peace to eat dinner together. Any child who grew up in a family business will understand that there is no escaping it. From the time we are able we are put to work in some capacity helping out.

My two guests this week also grew up in the family business, they took the experience one step further though and have taken each of their (very different) businesses over from their parents to become extremely successful 2nd generation business owners.

First up I chat with Karl Schwantes from Xennox Diamonds [http://www.xennoxdiamonds.com.au] who shares stories from his upbringing with a father born into Eastern Europe post WW2. He talks about the defining moment when he realised his future laid within the family business. We explore the transition period, the direction he has taken the business (which includes a 5m long chandelier and a scotch bar for the guys), and the future as he sees it for the customer experience. We even chat a little about his own children (he has 4) and the role they play in the business.

If you’d like to find out more about Karl or Xennox Diamonds or get your hands on a copy of his amazing book “Rock her World” follow the links.

Karl: http://www.xennoxdiamonds.com.au/biography/
Xennox Diamonds: http://www.xennoxdiamonds.com.au
Rock Her World: http://www.xennoxdiamonds.com.au/book/

My second guest, Dean Salakas took over a business that as been a Sydney institution for 30 years. Started by his mum, who was also known as “Patches the Clown”, the Party People is a highly successful party supply business.

Pursuing a successful corporate career within Woolworths, it wasn’t until his brother, Peter approached him to suggest the brothers take over the business together that Dean had ever considered going into the family business.

Dean shares the somewhat turbulent beginning as well as the pros and cons to owning a second generation family business. He gets candid on what it’s really like to work with your brother and he pulls back the curtain on what it was like to pitch on the TV show “Shark Tank”.

If you’d like to find out more about Dean and the Party People follow the links.

Dean Salakas: http://www.thepartypeople.com.au/about-the-party-people
The Party People: http://www.thepartypeople.com.au

A big thank you again this week to our sponsor “Echoes Messages” make sure you check them out and like their Facebook page:
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Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Production
www.corporatepodcastproduction.com.au

Women in Business Pt 3

Continuing our theme of women in business today we talk with 2 interesting females from the Northern Hemisphere.

 

Ling Wong describes herself as a business coach with nuances. With a background in architecture and having worked in a New York ad agency Ling enjoys combining her intuition and creative abilities with her love of marketing and process. Ling shares her strategies on ‘honest marketing’ along with why she believes we all need to embrace Tad Hargraves definition of niching as opposed to being wedded to the idea of a rigid niche.

 

If you’d like to connect with Ling or learn more about her business you can check out her website at:

www.business-soulwork.com

 

Melinda Chen is the child of entrepreneurs, her passion is helping female entrepreneurs attract and close big clients. Melinda has held a sales executive role for around 20 years and went out on her own 5 years ago, unlike a lot of my guests though Melinda has chosen to continue working within her corporate field in parallel to running her own business. She has decided to do that so she can keep her hand in (so to speak) attracting and retaining big clients. Her 2 – 5 formula is a practical way to assist anyone who is interested in pursuing a larger client base.

 

If you’d like to find out more about Melinda’s business or connect with her then you can check her website out at:

www.womenmakingbigsales.com

 

This week we welcomed our first sponsor to Not Another Business Show. Steve Fazakerley is the founder of “Ecoh’s”, a business redefining messages on hold. Ecoh’s puts the CEO or business owner in the centre of content creation. From audio with your message on hold, to an article designed for your website and social media posts Ecoh takes our message and ‘ecoh’s’ it across your entire marketing platform.

 

If you’d like to find out more about Ecoh and how your business could work with Steve then connect with his Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/ECOHS-1273171882733794/?fref=ts

 

As always big thanks to you for listening each week. If you haven’t left a review yet, please jump over to iTunes and take a few moments to help the show out. While you’re at it make sure you connect with me on social media:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NotAnotherBusinessShow

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Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Productions. Tracy chooses to use Apogee microphones and audio hosting is through Blubrry.

 

Women in business… Part 2

Last week we took a look at female entrepreneurs and the unique challenges facing their entry into the world of business ownership.

 

This week we continue the conversation with another 2 formidable female entrepreneurs. This time though we speak with 2 women that have started businesses that are outside what could be considered the norm.

 

My first guest, Elysse Daniels started a company called “Exodus Wear”, the daughter of self employed parents she had decided early on that she never wanted to get into business for herself. Instead Elysse studied marketing at University and was convinced her path lay climbing the ladder within a multi national. However 6 months out of uni she found herself disliking her career choice and wondering what she really wanted to do. As a stop gap measure she asked her parents to take her into the family business, it was after accepting a job to help out a family member of an employee that the entrepreneur bug bit.

 

Now, 6 years on Elysse has a very successful business, a solid profile as a young entrepreneur and is looking to expand her business internationally. All by designing and making customisable jackets for high schools, dance studio’s and the odd celebrity.

 

Check out Elysse’s business, Exodus Wear at:

http://www.exoduswear.com.au

 

My second guest for the day started her business to solve a problem she had while still working for a large corporate firm. A busy mum trying to juggle work / kids and family Elke was struggling to find reputable contractors to help out with bits and pieces around her home. After lamenting about the issues with her now business partner, the 2 ladies decided to solve the problem by creating their own business.

 

Urban You is an online portal where time poor professionals can schedule professional service contractors to complete those odd jobs around the house that you just don’t have time to do. The business  has seen enviable growth since it launched around 3 years ago, and the dynamic duo behind the business have recently undergone a complete name change and capital raise to create a business that fits exactly what their clients were asking for.

 

Elke shares with me the learning she took away from the capital raise, how their idea for the business has morphed over the years and what her philosophy on staff is.

 

If you would like to know more about Elke or Urban You you can check the website out at:

https://www.urbanyou.com.au

 

2 businesses and 2 guests that do not fit your traditional ‘run of the mill’ kind of business model. 2 formidable female entrepreneurs waving the flag for all women in business and inspiring us to keep on our path and keep forging ahead.

If you haven’t already become a friend of the show on social media then make sure you jump on and keep the conversation going:

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/NotAnotherBusinessShow

 

Twitter:

@NABS_podcast

 

Each week Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Productions. If you’d like to know more about Corporate Podcast Productions you can check the website out at:

www.corporatepodcastproduction.com.au

 

Not Another Business Show have partnered with Blubrry for audio hosting and Tracy chooses to use an Apogee microphone.

 

Women in Business

The Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that 34% of all business operators in Australia are now female. With this number growing by a whopping 46% over the last 20 years. This week I chat with 3 female business owners about some of the challenges that face females in business today.

We talk self sabotage with ‘Discovery Coach’, Natasha Vanzetti, the ‘gender agenda’ with Time Styler, Kate Christie and how we could all learn to be in the present a little more with Bernadette Blake from Be Empowered Now.

My guests share some of their own experiences in starting their own business, and the hurdles they believe face all women who want to be their own boss.

So join me, won’t you, as we take a look at how the scales are tipping in favour of women in the business ownership world and some of the baggage we may still need to leave behind.

You can find out more about each of my guests this week by checking out their websites:

Discovery Coach Natasha Vanzetti
http://natashavanzetti.com

Time Styler Kate Christie
http://timestylers.com

Bernadette Blake from Be Empowered Now
http://beempowerednow.com.au

Make sure you check out the new home of Not Another Business Show
www.corporatepodcastproduction.com.au

and connect with us on
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Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/@NABS_Podcast

Not Another Business Show is edited and produced by Corporate Podcast Productions.

Walking with the black dog Pt1

Welcome back to the start of Season 3, I hope you enjoyed the couple of week break and managed to catch up on a bunch of your other favourite podcasts.

It struck me when I was putting together topics for this season that we have seen our audience grow around the world over the last 12 months and that we have a significant portion of our audience that may not have caught any of our earlier episodes.

With that in mind I have decided to start this season by re sharing my 2 favorite episodes from Season one. Now technically it was one episode split into a two parter, but for me the content is probably some of the most important that we’ve ever covered on this show.

Mental health awareness is something that is extremely close to my own heart. I’ve walked with the black dog for a good part of my teenage and adult life and I’ve lost my best friend to depression. It is my belief that with the numbers we are seeing in society dealing with some kind of mental health issue that this subject needs to be talked about.

So to kick off Season 3 we are taking a walk down memory lane and replaying the two part episode on mental health awareness.

I hope you enjoy it, I hope you take away strategies you can implement in your own life and I’ll see you back here in 2 weeks for the ‘real’ kick off to season 3.

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