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The Nice Guys on Business

At first listen, it may not sound like they are talking business, but there is no denying the Nice Guys (Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner) know their audience. If you are an entrepreneur and tired of hearing the same old rah rah static babble on all the other business podcasts out there, it's time for a breath of fresh air. Listen in, subscribe, or join the Nice Guy Community and become a Funk'nFan of the show. Relationships, honesty, trust and integrity build business today and that's what the Nice Guys are all about. Top industry experts interviewed, behind the scenes. Sometimes raw, sometimes explicit, always fun and informative. Looking for canned questions, short format and conversations in a box....this podcast ain't for you. 
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Jul 29, 2016

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Sharon- @SharonSalzberg

Recently, more business executives have begun to utilize meditation and mindfulness within the workplace. Some larger companies and corporations have even brought employees on retreats, paid instructors to come in and teach the basics, and set aside time in the weekly work schedule for folks to meditate. Sharon Salzberg knows all about this, hear more on The Nice Guys today.

 

Here are some of the questions we answer on the show today:

 

Does meditation work for everyone?

The term meditation used to be synonymous with Buddhism and religion in my mind, has that changed or is it just the perception has changed?

There are all kinds of meditation, mindfulness, lovingkindness, body scan, mantra, so many. As a newbie, how should we choose which is right for us?

Can 10 minutes of meditation a day really change your life?

Corporate america is really catching on, can you give a couple examples of what companies are doing to and why do they see the benefit to meditation in the workplace?

How can meditation help with your daily routine...things like focus and discipline?

Episode 63 - Anxiety Attack

Doug's Blog on Panic

Episode 92 - Dan Harris Episode

Episode 101 - 10% Happier Episode Ben Rubin

Here is a link to the “10% Happier” app page on the iTunes store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/10-happier-meditation-for/id992210239?mt=8

Here is a link to the app's website: http://www.10percenthappier.com/

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

 

Jul 27, 2016

Sunny Lake joins us for our longest episode so far and brings a decidedly female perspective to organic food, party songs, open bars, what's in her pantry, and a little business talk on The Nice Guys today.

 

- Nice Guy Community! We need to hear from you on a number of things, and you have so many options to reach us, pick your favorite to do any of these:

Twitter:

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Sunny- @bhamSunny

E-Mail- NiceGuysonBusiness@Gmail.com

Call- 1-4242-DJDoug

 

Here’s what you can chime in on. Pick one, pick them all, just do something so we know you're out there!

- What happened to this being a business podcast? Are we not talking business enough? Let us know your thoughts.     

Recommend individual episodes on Overcast. All of them, please.  On your iDevice, or click here to log in online- https://overcast.fm/podcasts     

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes. We don't care if you don't listen there, we just need to get up in the rankings.     

Click here to join our Nice Guy Community on Facebook- www.NiceShortcut.com     

- Go to Nice Guy Community sign-up and we'll send you the free E-Book "The 5 biggest (relationship) mistakes in business" AND be one of the first 100 people to sign up for the Nice Guys Community to get an invite to our first (to be scheduled) live podcast.     

Our Amazon link- Someone bought a watermelon slicer and we made $.72!! Please use our Amazon.com link before buying anything. It costs you nothing, but lets us know you care. We've made almost $1.00 total so far, so if you buy something that costs $40.00 or more, you could double our income for the year, talk about great "cost (nothing) vs. benefit (huge for us!)"     

- Business Challenge- We want to help you with your business, so we challenge you to be transparent with our Nice Guy Community. Come onto a show and we will give you free business advice and you can get advice from the entire Nice Guy Community. Just do it.

 

Random links: 

Banana slicer on Amazon. In case you don't know how to slice a banana, like the 5,564 reviews already.

Doug gets a random call from Relaunch podcaster Joel Boggess

Melania and Michelle Obama speech. Plagiarism! Click here and listen for yourself.

- Doug puts out a public apology. Just in case he stole any ideas.     

Farm to Table and Organic foods. How much do you care?     

Top 50 party songs. Let's agree on them all.     

- Migration of the wildebeest and dung beetles. And other National Geographic shit Doug loves (Strickland naps during this segment.)     

Movie moments that Doug loves:

Soylent Green (Spoiler alert- Soylent Green is made out of PEOPLE!)

Planet of the Apes

Deliverance

Ghostbusters

Strickland makes 2 Kevin Smith references.     

What food is in your pantry and fridge currently? Sunny is ready for the zombie apocalypse.     

- If you could only have 4 food items for the rest of your life, what would they be?

 

No time to get to organic tampons, or this, but you can read the blog here: 12 worries that every entrepreneur has

 

Show art by Mohammad Shakiba, keep working on that English Mohammad!

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

Jul 26, 2016

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Brandon- @BrandonRJMoreno

 

 

Show notes: Production Assistant - Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/

 

Brandon Moreno

The Man Who Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk

Intro

  • Doug - - Our guest today is Brandon Moreno, he runs a company called EverHive. What intrigued me about Brandon is that his perspective is from the other side….yes that’s right, I am talking about HR.
  • Strickland - - You’ve got to hire people who have not just the right skills, but the right attitude.
  • Brandon - - EverHive is essentially a management consulting firm with procurement for the procurement folks, for HR folks, for legal folks within an organization with how to establish an internally-ran contingent worker program instead of outsourcing it.
    • We help organizations make a road map.

Connecting to the Hustling World

  • Brandon - - I have always look for organizations that have the entrepreneur spirit.
  • Gig Economy is a flexible type of workforce that could help others build their business.
    • 47% of the workforce next year will be some type of contingent, temporary or contract worker
  • Ask yourself, “What are all the different components within my business? How effective am I? Will I need to add 2 or 3 people to my team?”
  • People need to look at what they are good at and realize there are organizations out there that can take care of the weak spots
  • In general, Millennials are making up about 50% of the workforce
    • Millennials care about providing value (i.e. projects that have fulfillment)
    • Millennials absorb like a sponge, but there can be a lack humility (the ability to learn from others and realize that you may be benefiting the teacher as well)
  • Technology is shaping the workforce and entrepreneurs need to think about that

Action Steps - How to Crank Up the Heat, Safely

  • Give yourself permission to relax
    • Most of us think we have to be on 24/7
      • We don’t, there needs to be balance
  • List all of the different functions that your company does
    • No matter what the size of your company (1 man or 30), write different subcategories within your business - i.e. communications, finance etc.
      • Do you need someone to help you in one of those?
  • It is really about networking and expressing what you need
    • It is ok to say, “I need help”
  • You have to do your due diligence
    • Be extremely thorough before committing your business with another specialization company
  • If there is momentum and interest in the business, if it comes with ease and connections are being made, that is a sign to keep going

Contact Info:

 

Go to Nice Guy Community sign-up and we'll send you the free E-Book "The 5 biggest (relationship) mistakes in business" AND be one of the first 100 people to sign up for the Nice Guys Community to get an invite to our first (to be scheduled) live podcast.

 

Click through our Amazon.com link before buying anything.

As Amazon.com affiliates, we receive a small commission on purchases made after clicking our links. It cost you nothing extra but supports the podcast. Thanks in advance.

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

Jul 22, 2016

Tema- @temafrank

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

 

Show notes: Production Assistant - Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/

 

Notable Moments:

  • Doug - Tema helps organizations realize where they are failing their customers and how to improve
    • Tema - Understand the importance of being consistent across channel
      • People are a part of the process
      • Companies that are monopolies are under threat
      • It has to be a customer-driven, customer focus organization
  • Common mistake that small businesses make
    • Assume everything is fine with their customers, but they never ask or check
  • Technology makes it easy for customers come with their good or bad experiences to be heard
    • Companies need to be aware what is being said and if people feel ignored, it will get out of control

 

Action Steps:

  • Setting up Google Alerts, it is a totally free service
  • If you are on social media platform, set it up to get alerts to answer customers in real time

Myth of Customer Service:

  • Myth: The customer is always right
    • Start from the approach that customer is right, but it is possible that the customer is demanding the unreasonable
    • DO NOT respond from a position of defensiveness, ask questions first to understand the situation more

 

Get Tema's book "PeopleShock: The Path to Profits When Customers Rule" by clicking here

 

Contact Info:

E-mail: tema@frankreactions.com

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

Tips for a Better Website:

https://frankonline.leadpages.co/85-tips-for-a-usable-website-85tip/

 

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As Amazon.com affiliates, we receive a small commission on purchases made after clicking our links. It cost you nothing extra but supports the podcast. Thanks in advance.

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

 

 

Jul 20, 2016

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

 

Show notes: Production Assistant - Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/

 

- Recommend us on https://overcast.fm (You can recommend each episode individually, hint, hint , hint…)

- We get a shout out from Jessica Rhodes at Podcast Movement…and no one knew who we were :-(

Strickland tries to sound like the Chipmunks for a shout out for Sean Carpenter.

Did Doug's wife miss her plane?...

Our production assistant Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/ is amazing, but our audio editing assistant has dogged us. If' you're interested in the non-paying/high-profile job, reach out to us.

- Don't do anything half-assed, make sure you do it full-assed. 

Has no one on the Olympics committee ever heard of "Project management"?

Strickland screws up rowing terms (including "coxswain")

Sunny side up- Sunny Lake's new segment

What the hell is Pokemon Go? Amanda (one of Strickland's triplet daughters) explains.

Michelle Obama has been trying to get kids to exercise for 8 years and Nintendo does it in 8 hours with a free app.

LastPass is pretty cool, but it could be better.

No time to get to this, but you can read the blog here: 12 worries that every entrepreneur has

Go to Nice Guy Community sign-up and we'll send you the free E-Book "The 5 biggest (relationship) mistakes in business" AND be one of the first 100 people to sign up for the Nice Guys Community to get an invite to our first (to be scheduled) live podcast.

 

Click through our Amazon.com link before buying anything.

As Amazon.com affiliates, we receive a small commission on purchases made after clicking our links. It cost you nothing extra but supports the podcast. Thanks in advance.

 

Want to ask us a question or record a show intro for us? Call 4242-DJDoug and leave us a message.

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

Jul 19, 2016

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Expert Witness, Author, Speaker,  Econometrician. John Johnson knows all of this and he really knows data and has grown his company to 80 employees in 7 years but always focused on the culture. Hear all about how he grew his business from this skill set on the Nice Guys today.

 

Intro:

  • Strickland - "John has the rare ability to explain complex concepts in a simple, straight forward and highly engaging way."
    • John - "In my business, which is called "Edgeworth Economics", I am an expert witness and I get very interesting data sets…and I learned about all the economics, understand the data, process it, think about it, run statistical models and go testify to judges and juries about what the data tells me."

Beginning:

  • Strickland - "How did you get into this in the first place?"
    • John - The types of things that I wanted to do was to build a firm where I could actually teach other experts how to do this kind of work where we can really focus on data and technical rigger but also this teacher quality.
      • The work we would do, we would demonstrate that we're smart not by saying we were smart or by being obnoxious but by actually teaching people things and presenting it in a way that they could understand.
      • Really the core of my firm has been about finding the best brightest talent we can of people who fit a mold of being willing to really explain and think critically and focus on how they teach others.
    • People don't teach you in graduate school both how to think about the economics and learn all the technical parts and also then how you answer real world questions in the face of sometimes imperfect information.
    • This whole notion of taking smart PhDs and smart MBAs and saying ok, 'here are ways that you can really develop your career, here are ways that you can learn how to do this from me and from others here'… we really have an incubator for expert witnesses.
    • That's what we focus on, 'how do we take people and focus on bringing out the best and really build a brand around being and Edgeworth Economist.
    • Which means… someone who is able to explain things simply, someone who is incredibly rigorous with their data analysis and their thinking.

Diving into Detail:

  • Strickland - "When you're looking for a candidate, what do you look for?
    • John - It's a combination of things… you are trying to gauge whether or not someday in the future, several years down the road, they're going to have that ability to have rapport with the jury, a rapport with the judge, whether they can take and translate… hard concepts, breaking questions down in a rigorous way and then explaining it…
    • What I am always looking for is a work ethic, first and foremost
    • There are lots of smart people but it's that when you talk to them, do they talk to you like a real person, do they have the social skills to interact and can they distill things down to their essences.
    • How do I sort of laser focus in on the things that really matter the most to answer the questions that I am facing in the most effective way?
  • What I tell every expert who comes in the door here is, 'What we have is our credibility and the second you stretch your opinion in some way that doesn't make sense… you've lost your credibility and that can’t be recovered.
    • This notion that you have to really guard your reputation and build your reputation… makes the most effective experts.
    • A big part of my job is to be the defender of the science.
    • A common theme is using the data to be rigorous, to develop my opinion so I can use them strongly and passionately because it tells me what the data really says.
  • Strickland - At some point people are going to tune out
    • John - It is all about credibility, they [judges] need to know that I took the efforts to do all the different tests, or all the different things, checked every box to make sure my analysis is right… they don't necessarily need to know what every box was.
    • But it is more let me explain what intuitively matters.
    • When I am doing my job well… that matches to the data really nicely in a way that there is a very clear story that emerges
    • In some respects I am a storyteller but it is a storyteller based on hard facts.
  • To do serious data and economics work, you have to be serious about how you approach it. It is hard work to do the work the right way.
    • You've got to roll your sleeves up and get into the details.
  • Strickland - In a court, it is a very adversarial relationship.. You can't cut corners with that.
  • Strickland - Not only do they need to know the facts but they need to make sure that they have them at their fingertips and that they can pull them up without looking like they don't know what they're talking about.
    • John - Someone on the other side is trying to make you look bad and you need to be thoughtful of it.
    • If you tell the truth all the time, you can't get yourself in trouble.

Strickland - What is your PhD in?

  • John - My PhD is in Economics.. I have a dual specialization - one is labor economics and another is in econometrics
    • Econometrics is literally the meshing of economic theory with statistics.

Strickland - Do you do a lot of supervising or have you hired other people that you feel are better to do that?

  • John - I actually think I am a nice guy so I am excited to be on "The Nice Guys on Business' podcast
  • One of the things that I am proudest of here is that many of the people that started the firm with me… are people that have come from different parts of my life
    • We have the classic start up story… the crazy technology, ya know the running to office max at 9:30 pm trying to buy a computer.
  • I very quickly realized, ya know, I am an economist, we believe in comparative advantage. You have to sort of start to delegate work in a way that the people who can do the best job should do it.
  • Since [company] culture was critical from day one, that became my responsibility.
  • Hire the best people you can and let them do their job well.
  • At the end of the day, you have to constantly make choices and tradeoffs
    • I always say, 'if you want something done, give it to a busy person'.
    • You can't get the best people to perform at their best if you are always over their shoulder, if you are never giving them the responsibility and allowing them to step out
    • Why should they be invested in our firm, if I am not letting them actually drive part of the ship
  • In our main place, we have a big display case that has my collection of WWE title belts.
    • What I say to people is, 'This is my collection of title belts, yes it's a little weird but this is who I am and I want you to be who you are'.
  • Who the right people are for my firm might not be the right people for another firm.
  • Strickland - EVERYDATA™ came out in April of this year, explains, through the eyes of an expert economist and statistician, how to understand all the "little data" you see each day, from newspaper headlines and weather forecasts, to stock reports and election polls.

Closing Lines

  • We should always be vigilant.
  • There are different markets for different sets of people.

 

See more about John here- http://www.johnhjohnsonphd.com/

Check out his company- http://www.edgewortheconomics.com/

 And buy his book here- John Johnson's Book- Everydata

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

Jul 15, 2016

Reach out to us on Twitter:

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

Lee - @LeeColan

 

Lee's Contact info:

Lee@TheLGroup.com

214-789-8053

 

Show notes from our new Production Assistant - Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/ 

Twitter - @annavnygren

 

  • Intro and Beginning
    • Doug - “His critics say that even Lee brings order to chaos in the business world.”
    • Lee - "We try to take concepts that leaders and entrepreneurs deal with on a day in and day out basis and translate concepts into actionable steps they could take."
    • "You really can't measure and manage a concept."
    • "We consider ourselves the ‘how-to’ consulting firm."
  • Q & A
    • Doug - “While all of that sounds like a great elevator speech…. what the fuck does that mean? What can I get out of what your company does?”
      • “Our niche is really helping people execute and implement concepts versus just kind of talk about them, we don't kind of ‘hand off a deck.’ ”
    • Adherence Equation
      • “We have a simple model on execution, we call it the adherence equation which says,
        • Your focus * Your competence * Your passion = Your ability to execute your plans
        • Your focus is about the "what" - what do you do, what do you not do?
        • Competence is about the "how" - so it's not just your skills, it's your processes, your metrics, your systems, your language
        • Passion is about the why: it is all about the connections that you are making with yourself, with the bigger purpose”
      • “What is the single thing that is most important to you…and how do you focus on that?”
  • Self-Knowledge
    • “The most important form of knowledge is self-knowledge
      • None of us have all the gifts it takes to run a business
      • "Living in your sweet spot" - That intersection of what you're naturally gifted at where your interests lie.
      • One of the primary objectives ought to be spending most of your time in things that you love doing”
    • “The more time you can spend in your gifted area, the more your business is going to flourish”
    • “A lot of people have that awareness but then still don't execute well”
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap
    • Doug - "I'm coming to the realization that there is a difference between the psychology of understanding what you are and who you are and the execution of actually putting stuff together."
      • Lee - “Yes, the knowing doing gap.”
    • Doug - “There is a difference between what you know and what you do. But is it really that simple?”
      • "It takes daily disciplines and that is where people fall."
      • “ You're "why" has to be bigger than any "but" ”
  • Action Item
    • One Thing - "What is the single thing, the one thing that is most important to you by the end of the year?”
      • “The one thing is defined as even if a lot of other stuff doesn't get done, your year is still a victory.
      • Here is the other side of the definition though… if you don't get that one thing done and still get lots of other stuff done, your year is a failure
      • You have to know, when to say no”
    • Tyranny of the Urgent:
      • “We have this illusion, this perception that things that are in our face - a text message, an e-mail, a meeting - appear to be more urgent but in fact they are not.”
    • “Do it, dump it, delegate it or defer it”
  • How to Find Your One Thing
    • “It really is about stepping back.. What do you want your life to look like? And then build your business vision around that”
  • Most Important Question
    • "The most important question that often times entrepreneurs forget to answer is, 'What is the economic model?' 'Is there a real viable market for this and how is this going to sustain my life?' ”
    • “95% of small businesses are done in a year, they're out… they do not have a financial or business plan”
    • “I manage my own attitude and plant the seeds of success on my own mind.”
  • Doug - “How successful are you at getting people out of this stuck-point.. The shittiest place that a business can be in?”
    • The biggest challenge is focus
    • Entrepreneurs are naturally attracted to the different shinny objects - the next opportunity, the next business deal
  • Doug - "It is not just about the business, it is about what you want."
  • Winners Always Quit
    • “We get stuck in our approaches to get there.. ‘I want to stay in my comfort zone.’
    • You stay focused on your goal, you don't quit that… but along the way you might have to quit lots of different methods to be able to get there.
    • If it is not working, I don't see just giving up on the goal… but we have to be very quick to quit our methods.”
  • Doug - "Successful people, motivated people, are they born? Or can you make someone be successful or motivated?”
    • “No matter who we are, we all have a natural gift at some point. If we just let that be, let it sit in a stagnant state, we are not going to be successful.
    • It is 2 components - it is finding your natural giftedness but then honing it.
    • Find where the person is naturally gifted and double down there.”
  • Closing Statements
    • “To me, the definition of nice is getting outside of yourself and finding a way to serve others”
    • “Our goal is to just help you elevate your leadership. Leaders are learners.”

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

 

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

 

Jul 13, 2016

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

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Perception is…I don't know because we never get to it. If we didn't lose you with "The Nice Guy Blues", I'm sure we will soon after since we have no point to the Nice Guys today.

Here's pieces of what we ramble about today: 

- Please sign up for the live podcast here: Nice Guy Community sign-up

- Meet our special guest "Fun-Sized" Sunny Lake (her description, not ours) who breaks the explicit rating before we can. She always keeps a bottle of whiskey in her desk and she knows how to be a nice leader without being everyone's bitch. My kind of woman, we think we'll have her back. Don't make her come and punch you in the pancake!

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1. Great Smokey Mountain- 10.7 million annual visitors

2. Yellowstone- 4 million annual visitors

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Jul 12, 2016

Tweet out to us:

Dr. Shirley- @DrShirleyi

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

 

Today’s show will be a life saver...we are going to talk about everything alive and dead. Dr Shirley famed mind-body therapist, media personality, author. She can help you Go from being a passive victim of your past to an active creator of your future, no matter where you are coming from.

 

- What are your triggers?

 

- How do people break out of their scripts...is there a script?

 

- Nothing seems to be off limits to you, life and death. You even work with a medium, how does that fit into today’s world?

 

- Let’s talk about success and failure. How in control of it are we?

 

- Do you ever feel like life is nothing more than a “show”?

 

- Why do humans continually search for acceptance?

 

- Co-writing a book has to be so difficult. I can’t even get my own thoughts straight. What’s that like?

 

- Help me with one word...the word I use more than most others when dealing with myself and my business...the work is WHY? Why do we question everything?

 

- Why do we either love our parents or hate our parents? And how is it we can do both?

 

- How does understanding the "why" of things allow for change to occur?

 

Shirley Impellizzeri, PhD        

http://drshirley.com/

Email- drshirley@drshirley.com

Check out her internet podcast at UBNradio.com with my former intern and good friend Kellee White, who is a medium. http://ubnradio.com/shows/both-sides-now/

 

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Don't underestimate the Power of Nice.

Jul 8, 2016

Rosario Smyrne- @QuitBitchingCo

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

 

Rosario Smirne has a clothing line called "QBC" the Quit Bitchin' Coalition, hear all about his ride on The Nice Guys today.

 

- Don't give up! Don't give in! QUIT BITCHING!

 

- You can't be a nerd and also wear a QBC shirt.


- The keys are Fashion and motivation

 

www.quitbitchingcoalition.com

Quit Bitching Coalition        

Connect with Rosario Smirne- (703) 801-2644

Email- info@quitbitchingcoalition.com


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Jul 6, 2016

Doug- @DJDoug

 

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz

 

Just shy of an hours worth of Email tips, Secret Service flags, rants on federal employees, trusting the president, bison, tunas, Trump, Doug tours 3 National Parks and Strickland wants to turn them all into sawmills (not really) Hear all about it on The Nice Guys today.

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- Canada lets Doug in, but getting back into the U.S. was not so easy.

Which weighs more- a ton of bricks, a ton of feathers, or a ton of E-mails?

 

E-Mail Etiquette:

Reply quickly and clearly.

Keep Emails to 2-3 sentences.

Keep subject lines to 3 words.

If you ramble on (like Doug and I tend to do) your E-Mail will not get read.

- Add video and links to keep Emails shorter

 

So….Back to the National Parks, and you have to get 44:30 into the podcast before we really go off the rails.

Strick would rather be in Vegas (or just about anywhere else) on vacation.

Doug digs on federal employees and Strickland triggers the CIA to download the show.

We want to hear from any Trump supporters to hear why you support him.

Shout out to http://www.centauruscomputers.com/ for a great Email and great customer service.

Strick wants to get rid of the National Parks and hates animals (not really).

Denis Leary- Animal Auditions

The U.S. Postal Service's 83 acre Bolger Center

 

No time to get to this, but you can read the blog here: 12 worries that every entrepreneur has

 

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Jul 5, 2016

Andy Paul- @zerotimeselling

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBIz

 

Nice Guys Live Show - (first 100 that sign up will participate in our show)

 

Here are some of the questions that Andy Paul will answer on The Nice Guys today:

 

You have to have a process, how are you selling your product?

 

The hardest part for me selling is never knowing where my next YES is coming from...can you help anyone that feels like I do?

 

What’s the biggest mistake you see as you are talking to and meeting salespeople out there?

 

What is your most powerful social or online tool?

 

What piece of advice can you offer to someone that is doing everything in their business and can’t seem to get out of the process and their business and get into their sales process because they are so busy do everything in their business.

 

Get in touch with Andy:        andy@zerotimeselling.com

See his website- http://www.andypaul.com/

 

Check out his podcast "Accelerate with Andy Paul"- http://www.andypaul.com/category/podcast/

 

Get a free trial of his Zero-Time Selling VT online training platform.

Text TRUST to 9600 to get your free trial

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Zero-Time Selling: 10 Essential Steps To Accelerate Every Company's Sales

 

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Jul 1, 2016

Matt- @handshakin

Doug- @DJDoug

Strickland- @NiceGuyonBIz

 

Matt Holmes has a pool and hot tub in his office and says DON'T quit your day job. He's helping entrepreneurs meet the right people faster, in a bigger way than we are today. Hear it all on The Nice Guys today. Here are some of the questions that Matt answers today:

 

What’s on a billionaire’s agenda? I would assume they are BIG picture people?

 

What is your best networking tip?

 

Finance 101 in business would tell you to NOT max out a card to or several cards to build a business, yet you defied the odds and did just that. How did it work out for you?

 

You have a whole video series on YouTube...and you do a lot of hugging, what was your goal with the series?

 

How do you find YouTube as a marketing channel?

 

What's the first place entrepreneurs should start when considering launching their business?

 

I love that you say, don’t quit your day job...seems so obvious, but how can you do it all? How do you find balance when you are doing so much working 2, 3 or 4 jobs?

 

So, you’ve got a book out there also: Handshakin Your Way to Entrepreneurial Success. You talk about one of the biggest aspects to us in the Nice Guy world of building business, not through mergers and alliances or investment strategies, but thru networking. What do you say to the guy that simply says, I’m not good at networking?

 

Get Matt's free E-Book Six Networking Strategies for Entrepreneurs here: www.handshakin.com/free

 

See Matt's video channel here- http://www.handshakin.com/

 

Contact Matt:

Email- matt@handshakin.com

Twitter- @handshakin

Chess with Friends- @V8Matt

 

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