The Chalkboard Podcast

The Chalkboard Podcast

Welcome to The Chalkboard Podcast! Your go-to resource for practical business advice, marketing tips, and entrepreneurial inspiration. At last a marketing resource to educate business owners in a REAL and authentic way. Here you will learn about how to expand your profit margins by learning about online marketing. Want to get more leads for your business? Get more traffic to your website? Get to the next level in your profit growth? You've come to the right place! Or maybe you're an entrepreneur considering taking the plunge! It can be scary! This podcast will talk about the ins and outs and how to make sure you are on the right path.

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April 4, 2022 46 min

Today's podcast is a little different. I have a guest and we have recorded a phone conversation we had. I am especially proud of this podcast as Steve is one of my favorite clients.

In today's podcast we talk about how important it is to market your business properly. Especially in challenging times like we are having today. 

Steve really drops some wonderful knowledge nuggets about how he runs his business and how is navigat...

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The transparency of our lives due to things like Facebook and instagram can really make things blurry.

We are constantly seeing people post pictures of their new haircut, their new relationship, their wonderful vacations, their successful business, etc.

 This abundance of information is a constant companion and it can cause us to feel inadequate, overwhelmed and paralyzed.

You look at all these things and you start to minimize your ow...

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Today's podcast is going to be all about Voice Search.

If you didn't know this already I am a marketing consultant. 

I design lead-generating strategies for service-based businesses that makes them more profitable in the online space. 

I am telling or reminding you this because I know first hand marketing is overwhelming, there is a lot to learn, it's constantly changing, and there is a ton of bad information swarming.

Ther...

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Today's episode is a little different. First we talk a little bit about our current supply chain crisis which is impacting just about everyone's lives in one way or another.

I want to talk about how one of my client's has taken the experience and the opportunity to be stronger in his business. 

As a business owner you will face challenges, it just goes with the territory.

But today's business owner due to our fast-pace...

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In today's podcast, we're going to talk about something almost everyone suffers from: indecisiveness. 

As a business owner or an entrepreneur whatever you want to call yourself - the fear of not making the right decision or having resolve that we did make the right decision about something can be excruciating.

If we don’t feel resolve or if we don’t feel like we’re moving in the right direction with our business or a special ...

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If there is one thing in the world I have ZERO tolerance for, it is dishonesty. That is true in my personal life and in business.

If I find that someone I am doing business with has been dishonest with me it's a definite end to the relationship. If I cannot trust your word, I cannot do business with you.

So what happens when literally at HELLO you are lied to? Would you STILL do business with that person or company?

Today we are g...

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What happens when you have 30 people running the same franchise business, with the same playbook, and give them access to the same resources?

Some will have great success, some mediocre, some poor and a few will fail entirely.

What's the dividing factor? Their mindset.

When you have a proven path right in front of you and you do not have the same level of success usually the only thing holding you back - IS YOU.

In this podcast I s...

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This episode is going to be a little different. I haven't recorded a podcast in a while and it's because I hit a bump in the road. 

As many entrepreneurs do we sometimes we hit roadblocks or a lifechange causes us to rethink things. 

I experienced a crash of sorts and it caused me to refocus my business. This episode explains the change and what types of content you can expect from my podcast going forward. 



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I feel certain you have heard the phrase, “It’s not personal, it’s just business”.

No set of words have ever outraged me more. 

I remember the defining moment when I lost my corporate job during the recession, the gut-wrenching change to my life that made me leave the cubicle world to never return.

I remember leaving my managers office feeling like I was punched right in the gut. A coworker greeted me in an effort to console me, "...

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There are plenty of folks out there selling entrepreneurism. They make it seem so wonderful as they talk about working only 10 hours a week, vacation homes and big paychecks.

You know what they don't talk about? 

The dark stuff.

The real stuff that happened before they got to take all those trips to the bank.

Here's the thing, hardship doesn't sell. 

Yes, I have a great life. But YES there are times I do not want to get out ...

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My first business venture had failed and I was beginning number two. It was in month two of my new venture I discovered the a book about the law of attraction. 

I was desperate and could not afford to fail again. One more failure and back to corporate life I go. 

I decided to test the theory of the law of attraction. 

This process was life-changing for me on so many levels. I learned what I was capable of.  However, most importantly I...

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January 9, 2021 19 min

I was failing miserably to get my new business effort off the ground. No one was responding to my emails or phone calls. 

Once I sat down and simply retraced my steps in my past career I found the missing link. It was structure. Goals. I had goals - really big goals and every action that I took every single day in my corporate job was aimed at reaching those goals. 

My next statement is going to sound so cliche but - I had to stop wo...

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January 8, 2021 15 min

I have had a few hard bumps in my journey as an entrepreneur, some more rocky than others and…... some just downright gut-wrenching hard. 

The beginning of my journey as an entrepreneur is such a blur. I was so consumed with fear some days all I did was pace... for hours.  

I had a ton of pressure on me to make money. There were times I literally at times worked 18 hour days. I neglected my family- I neglected myself. 

I was incredibl...

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Welcome!

Hello there and welcome to the very first episode of Yanking Bootstraps! 

I have wanted to create this podcast for such a long time and I am so excited to finally have it launched!

Going on 11 years ago I lost a job I loved. I decided I didn't want to invest anymore of my life into someone else's business or dreams. 

My first attempt failed miserably! I made so many mistakes. 

The second time around was much better and ...

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In just about every job I have ever had it was always important for me to stand out.  

I used to think the reason I pushed myself so hard was that I was competitive. 

However, it was in my journey to having my own business …..I realized it was never about competition for me.  

It was far into my journey that I realized who I really was... 

As I talked about in my very first episode clarity is an action process, not a thought process. 

Y...

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I gave it all my effort, armed with the knowledge and expertise I had at that time. 

I gave it a year, working sometimes 18-hour days – seven days a week. That is not an exaggeration. 

My kids were in their last years at home and I missed it. I was behind close doors. Everything has a price.  

I was like a mad scientist, literally shutting myself off from my family and the world for hours and sometimes days. 

I tried to create a busine...

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