It's All About the Questions

It's All About the Questions

Through interviews and conversations on her U.S. broadcast radio show on WAXE 107.9 FM and iHeart radio, Laura Steward, award winning and international bestselling author, brings you leading entrepreneurs, business, technology, caregiving support and health experts and uses her own experience running a multi-state technology services company she founded and eventually sold, to guide you to asking better questions for your business and life all with actionable advice and a few laughs along the way.... Show More

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Lori Ruff, the original LinkedIn Diva herself, and Joe Frankie III discuss how to succeed with LinkedIn in 5 minutes/day. They call it a 5 minute drill. I call it simple to do every day.

What is LinkedIn and why should you care? If you are in business today LinkedIn can help your find clients, source vendors, find employees, get that new career you've always dreamed about, connect to like-minded people, get booked on ... Read more

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Conflict resolution seems to be especially difficult around the holidays, well really all the time for most folks. I mean just think what is happening today around business, politics, religion. sexual definition and more. Most parents told us if you want to have an enjoyable meal with someone don't discuss politics or religion at the dinner table. With social media and a 24/7/365 news cycle the world is always on the brink o... Read more

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When I look back at the songs that influenced my life, that inspired me when I was down and that are always there when I need to express an emotion, I realized that Thomas Bahler invariably had a hand in the creation or production of the song. We met at a conference years ago and he helped me pick a song to bring me on stage for my keynote. he just seemed to know who I am via song.

On this episode, Thomas Bahler, who wrot... Read more

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Pat Grillo shares how a vendor decision cost his 35 year company over 10 million dollars in sales and how it changed his business and life for the better.

Did that get your attention? It can happen to any entrepreneur. You choose a vendor partner that has products that your clients can use and you enter into a relationship with them that allows you to provide better pricing to your clients and higher margins to you. Over ... Read more

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Negotiations happen every day and not just in business. We negotiate with our families, at work, with vendors and more. Negotiation is not about win-win or win-lose. Rather according to Mari Frank it is about finding the sweet spot where each party knows their needs and can express them so results happen without anyone feeling like a loser.

Mari Frank reveals how she uses negotiation as a legal mediator and attorney and s... Read more

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Dr. Anita Jackson has 5 advanced degrees including ones in organizational psychology and Marriage and Family therapy and through it all she realized she never felt she was enough so she kept getting more letters after her name. Then one day, at the very bottom, after having lost, her house, her car, er health and more she realized, I am enough.

Cut to today where she is the Founder and CEO of The Unlimited Woman Alliance,... Read more

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Marilyn Horowitz teaches screenwriting at NYU and is herself a screenwriter and producer and author. Screenwriting is in her blood and she has even been called in to be a script doctor when scripts need some fixing.

What is it about movies, TV Shows and plays that makes mostly every author want their book to come alive on the big or small screen?

I've always wondered why some books succeed on the screen and som... Read more

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Have you ever taken one of those personality or strength tests like Meyers-Briggs, Strength Finders or another in an attempt to understand what drives you and how you think? Kathy Tagenel says learning what makes you tick can make your business and life choices have a greater chance of success without all the drama.

What seems to be missing from several of the assessments is your action model. How you will make decisions ... Read more

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Sarah Santacroce says its time to stop the, "But wait, there's more" way of marketing. The deluge of ads and emails that hit your inbox and TV and news feed saying buy now or miss out, only 5 left, or signup now and start making money today are overwhelming. They are enough to make you say, STOP THE MADNESS! But they work for a specific segment of the population so businesses continue to use that method of marketing... Read more

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There is a new article everyday about disconnecting from tech, not working 24/7/365 and increasing your productivity in fewer hours. Yet most of us cannot seem to stick to the ideas of those articles. We cannot seem to find a way to make time for life beyond work to the levels we say we want.

Karl W. Palachuk has been living a life that grows his business while growing his life outside of work. He writes a book a year, pu... Read more

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September 30, 2019

Everyone has a story. Some are able to tell their stories in a way that transforms the listener. Others, have a story that can change people but cannot seem to share it due to fear or some level of fear that minimizes the sharing.

Ethan Freckleton had been so filled with fear that he was unable to lift himself up at one point and then something changed. He recognized that fear was the only thing between himself and his dr... Read more

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From a bookstore in a hair salon in 1927 to a world dominating force in 2019 in getting books into the hands of readers while supporting the authors, Porchlight Books, formerly 800CEOReads, takes a chance on a name change.

Sally Haldorson has worked at 800CEOReads for over 21 years and for the last four years she has been at the helm. How do you navigate and thrive in a world where, as Sally puts it, "Amazon Happened&... Read more

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Just because you publish your book doesn't mean you will sell any copies. My guest today has been helping get books sold for authors for many years. Jane Ubell-Meyer has worked in TV and movies and publishing for many years and is considered by those in the know to be the one to turn to help launch and relaunch books to get sales happening.

The founder of bedsidereading.com  shares tips, strategies and invaluable reso... Read more

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It seems like every other person I talk to wants to write and publish a book. But what does it really take to get a book to market and, even more important, have it get into the hands of the right readers?

David Hancock founded Morgan James Publishing to help entrepreneurs get their messages out through books. He felt there had to be a better way for thought leaders to keep their copyrights and sell books. Publisher's... Read more

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Thomas Kies was a journalist for many years and now he is a successful thriller writer. The twist? His main character is a woman!

Three books into the series the books just keep getting better and the Publisher wants a fourth. Yet the journey was not an easy one. Many books were trashed and many books not accepted by agents. Until, one day, a yes.

So what did Thomas have inside that allowed him to persevere all whi... Read more

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August 21, 2019

Michael Levitt, The Founder of Breakfast Leadership and the namesake podcast knows a think or two about how burnout can destroy your life, business and health. After a devastating loss he learned to set boundaries in all aspects of his business and his life and know advises others on how to see the warning signs of burnout, how to turn it around and most of all how to grow your business and enjoy your life at the same time.

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We've all had those curve balls thrown at us in our lives and our businesses. You know, the ones that seem to come out of left field that disrupt our plans for our lives and the course of our business. Why do some people seem to be able to get right back on track and others seem to never recover?

My guest today has had several major life disruptions and for awhile there they came one right after another. She lost her ... Read more

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Stuart Crawford has built an international business helping other businesses grow and serve their customers. He also does it with a complete money back guarantee unheard of in this day and age.

He ran a successful technology services company, known as an MSP, for many years until one day he realized it was time to sell and also time to move from his home base of Canada to Florida.

Stuart shares with me how it knew ... Read more

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Life as an entrepreneur needs help and my guest today shares what he has learned building and selling his own successful business and helping others do the same. Based out of the UK, Richard Tubb has built an international business helping MSP's and other companies build their dream business while having a life.

It's not easy being an entrepreneur yet everyone seems to want to be one. On this episode Richard Tubb ... Read more

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Seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. Being an entrepreneur is widely considered the dream to achieve. But what if you cannot afford to just quite your day job and start your own business? Is it possible to build one while still working your other job and paying the bills?

My guest on this episode is Tommy Griffith. He used to head up SEO at PayPal and Airbnb and he even taught SEO. One day he realiz... Read more

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