The Morning Jolt Podcast

The Morning Jolt Podcast

There are thousands of small business, entrepreneur, and, sales managers, podcasts repeating the same stuff. This one is different. This is straight to to heart information so today’s fast-paced leaders can get great content and get back at it. Don Markland, an award-winning entrepreneur and Executive Coach, gives you the Jolt to start your day and keep you focused like never before. The Morning jolt is designed for the ultra-learning individual needing daily doses of content, news, information, inspiration, and more so they can be on their A Game every single single day. From global pandemics, to marketing strategies, to sales techniques, to the executive coaching process, The Morning Jolt provides keen insight of what it takes to make a business run and how important it is to simply stay at it every single day.


June 6, 2022 7 min
Every business can benefit from better lead generation. The trouble is it’s tough. No where is it more tough than appointment setting. Take these 5 tips and get your appointment setting in line. Generate more leads and more sales with a clear process.

Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As a contributor for multiple publications ...
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If you are trying to take the leap into Entrepreneurship then you cannot miss this episode. After working with 1100 entrepreneurs in 2021, I learned exactly what it takes to jump from side hustle to going “all in”

About me:

Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As a contributor for multiple publications like Forbes, LDS Living, Debt....
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In Ted Lasso, the award-winning series on Apple+, Ted is a man who gets results. He's a motivator and an encourager. Ted has been coaching teams to success for decades. Ted’s secret? Kindness, forgiveness, and attention. These principles don't just make Ted better at his job, they also help him grow his respective organization. Ted Lasso isn't just about the soccer field. As I watched and rewatched the show, I began...
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April 14, 2021 6 min
Growing a business is a difficult thing and often times you as a business owner are making it more difficult from a couple of mistakes.

This episode we highlight two of the most common mistakes the business owners run into when they’re trying to scale her business and more importantly, how to stay away from those traps.

About me:

Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy co...
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March 11, 2021 9 min
This month we are celebrating international women’s day and highlighting some of the most incredible women that have helped shape my life. In his podcast I’m going to share my own insights about the women that I’ve made my life better as well as the biography of Angela Merkel the chancellor of Germany and her impact on the world
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February 23, 2021 10 min
Unity towards a common a cause is the greatest force in a business. How can you create it?

Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As a contributor for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sales, he has over 20 years of experience in the world of sales, marketing, leadership and business growth.

Currently, he is leading the s...
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February 23, 2021 9 min
Hiring has quickly become one of the most important concerns facing small business owners in a post-pandemic 2021. Are you getting ahead of it? Pay attention to these three trends when hiring top talent to win the hiring game.

Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As a Forbes contributor for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sales,...
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There is nothing better than learning hands on with someone who gets it done!!! Join master coach Jodi Weitz on how she has built her practice, how she infuses Chinese Medicine into every aspect of her business, and most important her most important advice she gives to clients during COVID.

Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As ...
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Regardless if you’re a supporter of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there are lessons from her life that will can change how you work as an entrepreneur, parent, or leader.

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September 15, 2020 8 min
There are four pieces here, first is fixed vs growth mindset from scholar Carol Dweck. And second is abundance vs scarcity from scholar Stephan Covey.
The fixed mindset vs growth mindset
To briefly summarize
Those who hold a fixed mindset believe that they are either good or bad at something based on their inherent nature
So for example, you are a born leader, a natural sales person. You naturally gifted at something.
You are who you a...
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Use the difficulty is defined as when we are presented with challenges, obstacles, or adversities we use them to build us up and make us who we are.

When you learn how to do this you can become a powerful individual.

The trick is to use the difficulty. Don’t give up. Be better. Right through it. When things get hard. Push through it. Replan. Retrench. Refocus. And go at it again. Nothing will be persistenance. And nothing will beat...
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When I first started, my first client l, we started at $91 dollars a month and eight calls a month so it was basically 11.31 and hour.

This wasn’t scalable. The point was, I stayed at it. I kept figuring things out. I adjusted. I learned. I “built the airplane as it flew.”
Now, two years later ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️helped Over 50 individuals and small business owners⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️spent thousands of hours coaching⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✔️provided over 100 hours...
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So many times I see leaders, small business leaders, entrepreneurs, hang on to people in their team which can often times choke performance and growth.

A long time ago, I learned a concept from Dave Anderson called the three Ts

For everyone on your team that are underperformers you can put them into this process and your results will dramatically improve.

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Today’s discussion is about the book, “The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho.

The Alchemist is about the Andalusian peasant boy Santiago. Santiago had a burning desire to follow his dreams learn the ways of the world. To do this, he became a shepherd and traveled throughout the country.

Santiago was a dreamer And this story teaches us how to:

First, it teaches you to go after and seek your dreams

Second, be persistent. Don’t stop until yo...
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Much has been written about entrepreneurs and salespeople needing to overcome fear to be successful. We’ve heard Ted Talks that inspire us to act, seen the fire walks that motivate us to move and even read the stories that invigorate us to fight through fear, yet it seems that somehow the message doesn’t get through. Time and time again, too many entrepreneurs and salespeople succumb to fear. The problem is they don’t even know it.
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I hear a ton about goals – what is goal setting – I’m a goal setter but I don’t stick to it – whats the secret to setting and keeping goals?

This podcast will change your life!

So many people understand how important it is to set goals and why we set goals but they really don't understand what goals are. Secondly, we're going to talk about targets, what targets are, and the difference.

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I love what Tom Peters said “Tough times makes for matchless opportunities.” That is never more true than today with a global pandemic.

In today’s podcast for them to discuss three secrets that will help you not only rebound and recover from this crisis, but explode with marketshare and revenue.

Now is not the time to contract. Now is the time to attack. Learn how.

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For almost nine in ten companies (and that’s 84%), it’s very vital to have data at the very core of their business strategy. Sadly, nearly half (43 percent) fail to consistently use data to guide business decisions.

This is why being data-centric is so friggin’ important!

What’s crazy is that so many people, teams, and organizations are calling themselves data-centric yet they aren’t. They are simply pretending to be.

Are you commi...
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We all know what testimonials are but let me really specific here.
According to Merriam-Webster, here is what testimony is defined as:
a)solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath…
b)firsthand authentication of a fact
So a customer testimonial is an oath driven factual statement about a company’s service or product.
I love what the group StrategicFactory said about it on their blog stating
“Consumers naturally trust...
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We’ve all been given 168 hours every single week. We have the same 168 hours no matter what. We have the same 168 hours as President Donald Trump to President Barack Obama JK Rowling to single mothers and entrepreneurs and everyone in between. There is nothing more proven than how you use your time can make you a billionaire like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, or Oprah Winfrey or a homeless person. You have to choose.

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