Beyond 7 Figures: Build, Scale, Profit
Matt Brauning of The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast on Perseverance

Matt Brauning of The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast on Perseverance

September 13, 2019

My guest today is Matt Brauning, a writer for FORBES, a 2-time best selling author, and the host of the top charting podcast “The Driven Entrepreneur” on iTunes, a syndicated show that plays on 16 AM/FM stations coast to coast.

Matt was filmed in the movie “The Journey” with Brian Tracy and Bob Proctor, and you’ve likely seen him on television as he's been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.

He's been an entrepreneur since 2002, speaking all over the world including the US, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Matt has produced over 250 multi-day seminars and live events.

Matt’s speaking and client list includes The Harvard Club, U.S. Bank, McAfee, New York Life, The YMCA, and NASDAQ.

He is an avid motorcycle rider, church leader, and rock climber, climbing technical roped ascents of mountains like Mt. Whitney and Halfdome in Yosemite.

He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his amazing wife Lola and awesome son Valiant.

Learn More About Matt Brauning, His Podcast, and Book:

Personal Website: www.mattbrauningpodcast.com

Business Website: www.evolutionseminars.com

Podcast Website: www.evolutionpodcast.com

Firebox Book Website: www.fireboxbook.com

Get the Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

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Amanda Holmes - CEO of Chet Holmes International

Amanda Holmes - CEO of Chet Holmes International

September 6, 2019

On this episode of the Beyond 7 Figures Podcast, I am joined by special guest, Amanda Holmes. Amanda is the CEO of Chet Holmes International (CHI), a company which has assisted over 200,000 businesses to grow over the last 25 years. She is the daughter of renowned sales expert, Chet Holmes, and she inherited the business at 24 years old after her father unexpectedly passed away. Amanda has since doubled CHI’s clients the last 2 years in a row. She is a great resource with valuable information to share.

Learn More About Chet Holmes International (CHI):

Chet Holmes International (CHI), a privately held company, was founded by highly publicized thought leader Chet Holmes®, for the purpose of helping small to medium size businesses grow faster, better, smarter.

Visit the Website: https://chetholmes.com/

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Growth Secrets Part 3 of 3 - The Power of Leverage

Growth Secrets Part 3 of 3 - The Power of Leverage

August 30, 2019

Welcome to the third and final part of our 3-part mini-series on Business Growth Secrets. In the first two segments, we covered the topics of momentum and optimization, the first step of the OSI method. This week is where it gets really fun in the series, as I will uncover the Power of Leverage. Yes, it's time to get more with less effort!

Since you made it this far, it's clear to us that you're not afraid of hard work. Most business owners fail because they try to do everything themselves. If you think of juggling for a moment, there are some incredibly skilled juggling professionals in the world. The very best jugglers can juggle four items, five items, maybe even up to six or seven, but eventually there is a cap to where they fail and usually everything comes tumbling down.

This is how it is for business owners that take on too many tasks. You may juggle a lot of different areas and have some success, but eventually, if you keep going without hiring or outsourcing your tasks, the threshold will be reached and things will fall apart. This is why leverage is needed to grow a business and there's one key method to scale fast, systems. Systems allow for fast hiring, easy replication of success, and they prevent overwhelm. Systemization is the second stage of the OSI method, the "S."

Here's a test to consider for your business. Ask yourself what would happen if you took a two week vacation? What would happen to your business if you took a two week vacation? Could you relax and truly vacation or would you be obsessed with checking your phone and trying to put out fire after fire. With systems, variation is the enemy of excellence.

When systems are in place, consistent and predictable results can be created and replicated. As you build systems for all your business departments, your business becomes easier than ever to scale. The businesses that leverage the right systems will be the ones that win going forward.

Optimization grows your revenue, systemization keeps you on the growth track, and innovation, step 3 of the OSI process, which helps you create new profit centers that bring you more leads and more sales. The more profit centers you create, the bigger your profits and the faster your growth. 

In my book, "The Predictable Profits Playbook," I talk about the concept of a money wheel. Each profit center is a spoke in the wheel. The more spokes the better. The more spokes you add, the more layers you add to your business, and this sets you up for big success in growth and profit.

Innovation is how you generate breakthrough profits. It is what helped one of our clients generate one million dollars in revenue in just 10 days. When momentum is coupled with innovation and systems, breakthrough profits can come quickly and create stunning results. One client reported bringing in the same amount of revenue that his company had made the prior year in just 5 days.

This is why an organized business with proper systems will always beat better talent or quality in competitors. McDonalds is one of the biggest businesses in the world, but it's not because they make the best hamburgers. Think about how you can apply these concepts to advance your business and place it on the track to hit 7 figures and beyond going forward.

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Growth Secrets Part 2 of 3: The Power of Optimization

Growth Secrets Part 2 of 3: The Power of Optimization

August 23, 2019

In this second installment, we examine the OSI method and focus on the first step, optimization. Last week we launched this Growth Secrets mini-series with an episode on The Power of Momentum, and how you can find hidden scaling opportunities in your business.

This week, I share my OSI formula, and focus in on the first part, the Optimization. When thinking about optimization in your business, there are a couple key questions that you can ask yourself. "How can I get the most out of what I'm already doing in my business? How can I get the most value out of every one of my leads? These questions are asked to business owners in order to determine where the gaps are between what's possible and what's regularly occurring in the business.

With optimization, we can plug these gaps and start to generate increased profits in places we may not have otherwise looked. In this episode, we will dive deep into the topic of optimization and tying it back into the OSI Method. Enjoy.

Next week is part 3 of 3 in our mini-series, and it really drives home the whole concept of business growth. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any future episodes. Your support and reviews are important and help us to grow and improve the show.

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Growth Secrets Part 1 of 3: The Power of Momentum

Growth Secrets Part 1 of 3: The Power of Momentum

August 10, 2019

Today we are starting a 3 week mini-series called Growth Secrets. As we launch this podcast, periodically I'll be doing some teaching episodes on business growth, scaling strategies, and increasing profits. 

This first mini-series will focus on 3 hidden profit principles for exponential business growth! Part 1 is all about the Power of Momentum, and where to find it in your business.

I tackle specifically how it influences a business' ability to scale and profit. Momentum is a powerful force and, when harnessed correctly, it can create massive impact. Enjoy the discussion on the topic of momentum.

Be on the lookout for part 2 coming next week, and please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any future episodes. Your support and reviews are important and help us to grow and improve the show.

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Kenneth Yu on Magic Sales Copy Formulas

Kenneth Yu on Magic Sales Copy Formulas

August 9, 2019

In this episode of Beyond 7 Figures, CEO Kenneth Yu- Digital strategist, copywriter, branding expert, and speaker, joins me on the show to talk about his journey to business growth.

Kenneth Yu has won 12 Advertising Awards (including Cannes Lion, D&AD, Young Guns, AdFest and Longer International) and the prestigious Global Digital 50 and Asia-Pacific Digital Influencer award.

Drayton Bird, CIM’s Top 50 Most Influential Marketer and Founder of Ogilvy Direct, said “Kenneth Yu has succeeded in classic direct marketing and the new media. A rare bird nowadays, when too many people suffer by being specialists without knowing the big picture. Impressive.”

Check out Kenneth Yu's Blockbuster Formula:

This is the Ultimate Framework for Creating, Expressing and Scaling Mega-Successful Offers – Changing Your Life, Transforming Your Business, and Thrusting You Into a Brand New Playing Field

www.blockbusterformula.com

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Welcome to the “Beyond 7 Figures” Podcast

Welcome to the “Beyond 7 Figures” Podcast

August 8, 2019

Welcome the inaugural episode of the Beyond 7 Figures podcast with Charles Gaudet. Growing your business is hard, but it doesn't have to be. In this podcast, we will be discussing top level strategies for both growing and expanding your business beyond seven figures.

The show will feature a mix of pure content and expert interviews to present key concepts and fundamental topics in a variety of different formats. We believe that this format will enable our listeners to learn the most from the show, implement more in their businesses, and get real value out of the podcast. Enjoy the show.

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