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154 Jellaine Dee on Trusting Entrepreneurial Instinct

154 Jellaine Dee on Trusting Entrepreneurial Instinct

Jellaine Dee is the Founder of Luxx Divine and created this platform to showcase the trending, must-have products she’s known to intuitively spot before they become mainstream. Her passion for designing and curating products is what made her first business; Cherry Blooms Cosmetics become a global beauty phenomenon. 

Within 12 months of launching Cherry Blooms ‘Brush On Fiber Lashes’, it had become a multi-million dollar international business and she was doing deals, bigger than the lashes she was creating.

Cherry Blooms has since been sold to a private equity investor in 2016 and Jellaine is now pursuing new business dreams in the digital space through Luxx Divine.  Which I can’t wait to hear more about.

Such a talented young spit fire.  When she puts her mind to something she makes magical things happen.  In this interview we give you the inside scoop from direct experience so you can avoid the obvious potholes we stepped into.  I’ve coached many of my clients through the process of scaling their businesses for growth and how to avoid common mistakes that I went through it myself.

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153 – Inspiring story from Brian Acton – Whatsapp

153 Inspiring story from Brian Acton - Whatsapp

Last week’s episode was about are we born with entrepreneurial genes or do we learn the traits? What’s the difference between Employees and entrepreneurs.

Have you ever been rejected or fired from a job?  I was fired from my very 1st job cleaning a auto-body shop for my Brothers friend Scott.  I will quickly share the story with you.

On to Brian Acton story. After 11 years at Yahoo! and out of a job at 38 years old, Brian went job hunting... first to Twitter (rejected) then to Facebook (rejected).

What do you do when you’re 38 years old, competing unsuccessfully against 20-somethings for a job as a systems engineer? If you’re Brian, you go out and play frisbee...

Two years earlier, he had traveled South America playing ultimate frisbee with Jan Koum, who he had met while working at Ernst & Young as a security tester. Now, in the midst of his job rejections, he met up with Jan again for a game of frisbee.

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152 – Are You Born With Entrepreneurial Genes or Are They Learned Traits?

152 – Are You Born With Entrepreneurial Genes or Are They Learned Traits?

Are you born with entrepreneurial genes or are they learned traits?   In my opinion the word Entrepreneur is overused and used incorrectly!  The other morning, I was having coffee with a friend and at the table beside us was a guy on the phone talking way to loud.  I heard him say…  I am in between jobs and the moment, I am entrepreneur just waiting for my next BIG Thing!  

First off Gary V once said, “If you have a fulltime job you are not an entrepreneur!”  Secondly if you are in between jobs you can use the term Entrepreneur. 

Today we will look at what characteristics do entrepreneurs have?  We have a free 21 questions quiz to determine if your have entrepreneurial traits.  In less than 5 minutes you can find out what your entrepreneurial rating is out of 100%

Lastly, you will hear from Brian Tracey describe the 5 traits of entrepreneurs.

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151 – Fight Mediocracy

151 – Fight Mediocracy

 

Last week we highlighted how to prioritized in order to achieve your someday goals and achieve extraordinary results by breaking down your priorities into Annual, Quarterly and the 13 week sprint.  I have had such a response from that episode for people asking if I could share more details.   I am more than happy to share my templates and worksheet so you can plan your company strategy into smart priorities and link in Key Performance indicators and metrics to track your success!  Remember Peter Drucker quoted “what gets measured gets managed!”  I’m happy to provide a free copy of the templates please Message me on Maxumcorp facebook page or email Shelley@Maxumcorp.com.au.

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150 – Focus on Success not Busy

150 – Focus on Success not Busy

Success is about doing the right things not about doing everything right.

Today is about asking yourself the right question to get extraordinary results in your life.

What if you just had to focus on one thing and everything would fall into place?  Think of a table of dominoes and you only have to knock over the right one and everything succinctly falls one by one by one until they are all down. As you think of your business do you have a very large to-do list every day and as you tick them off the list more are added and it seems overwhelming.  How do we get results that make a big difference?  It comes down to one question!

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149 – How to Grow your Business using 10-point Checklist

149 - How to grow your business using 10-point Checklist

Today we will cover insights into who was the richest man whom ever lived, how he got there and give you the checklist to grow and scale your business so it runs more smoothly. The richest man whom ever lived was John D. Rockefeller.  If he was alive today he would be worth $387 Billion in 2018 dollars, controlled 90% of US Oil and 1.5% of USA economy.

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148 – $2500.00 Contest Winner is……

148 - $2500.00 Contest Winner is......

On last week’s episode we spoke about the importance of your customer and how you can build a great business that is grounded in customer loyalty by creating an intense focus on doing what’s right for your clients and for your people.  Today is a short episode announcing the lucky winner for the Small Business Growth Challenge and will provide a bit of information on their company.

If you’re a brand new listener Welcome and please share with your friends or business partners.  If you are a faithful listener THANKYOU!   Awhile back I interviewed Carissa Reiniger, CEO Silver Lining on episode 131.  It was such a fun and authentic interview where we talked about….

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147 – How to Thrive in a Customer Driven World

147 - How to Thrive in a Customer Driven World

Last week we touched on how to ensure the strategic planning gets implemented and your company see results.    

 Today is about the importance of your customer and how you can build a great business that is grounded in customer loyalty by creating an intense focus on doing what’s right for your clients and for your people.  I will explain how just thru one ultimate question you can measure success based on a number.  This system is based on the Net Promoter System which was book written by Fred Feichheld and endorsed by Harvard Business Review!

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146 – Get Results from Strategic Planning

146 - Get Results from Strategic Planning

 

Last week we touched on how why annual planning sessions are important what’s the purpose, and the components or structure of a successful business retreat.  This week we will focus on how to ensure the strategic planning gets implemented and your company see results.    If you are going to spend the time and money bring all your top line managers or key executives to an annual 1 or 2 full day strategic planning retreat then you must make sure you will be getting the amazing results.  I see it happen all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But have they produced a plan with a strategy?  Do they have the correct plan and how are they going to execute is critical, otherwise it was just a waste of time and money.

 Before we dive into the episode I want to take a minute to thank you for listening and if you enjoy this podcast please share and I would love if you could give us a rating and review while on iTunes hit the subscribe button so you never miss an episode

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145 – How to plan your company annual strategy retreat

145 - How to plan your company annual strategy retreat

Welcome to episode 145 Corporate Strategy planning

Today is the part 4 and the final session on our series of Meeting Rhythms.  If you are listening to this podcast for the 1st time welcome.  You may find it helpful to go back to episode 142 and listen to part one which was the importance of daily huddles, then 143 on weekly meeting who should attend and what does an agenda look like.  Last week we covered the Monthly meeting and todays episode is about the importance of booking time with your team for an off-site business planning session or corporate retreat!  Regardless if you are a solepeneur a small company or a large company with a formal board of directors, corporate retreats are Vital to the success of your business. As a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors they also promoted that the Board of Directors should have annual board retreats to foster board culture.  In this episode, we will cover why annual planning sessions are important what’s the purpose, and the components or structure of a successful retreat. 

With 20+ years as an entrepreneur I have attended many retreats I have also facilitated corporate retreats for my staff as well as, retreats for multitude of companies.

That’s why I am passionate to offer corporate retreat programs through my business Maxum Corporation and I want to provide a special offer for my inspiring greatness listeners. Book your corporate retreat using code MAXretreat and receive $500 discount off a one day program and a $750 discount off a two day program. All you need to do to get more information on this offer tap on the corporate retreat link in the description of this episode or email shelley@maxumcorp.com.au

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144 – Great Companies Have Monthly Management Meetings

144 - Great Companies Have Monthly Management Meetings

Happy Easter to all my friends listening to around the world. I hope everyone had the time to take a day or few off and enjoyed a chocolate Easter bunny or a few chocolate eggs.

Well I'm back from a very exciting week of travel and training. I am grateful I was asked to co-facilitate a full day of training on Mentorship in Thailand for the Entrepreneurs Organization.  What an amazing experience as I had the pleasure of meeting so many outstanding people.  The workshop was full of hand on tools and practical exercises how to be a great mentor! 

Before we dive into this episode I wanted let you know the Small Business Growth Challenge contest comes to a close on April 6th  you only have a few more days so quickly register so you don’t miss out! 

That’s right one more chance to win a 1 year $2500.00 growth plan for your business.   Full details on this offer for Inspiring Greatness Listeners from Silver Lining Ltd on episode 136. Or access the links on our show notes page. Maxumcorp.com.au/podcast   This amazing growth plan will help you  gain clarity around your business, understand your ideal client and how to connect with them without spending too much time and money but most importantly, set and hit your financial goals year after year.

Its super easy one quick form for a chance to win a 1-year business growth plan, valued at $2500 US.

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143 – Great Companies Have Weekly Meetings

143 - Great Companies Have Weekly Meetings

Greatness is not a function of circumstance,  Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline” said Jim Collins 

Collins and his team of researchers used strict benchmarks to identify a group of eleven elite companies that made the leap from good to great and sustained that greatness for at least fifteen years. The companies that made the list might surprise you as much as those left off (the likes of Intel, GE and Coca Cola are nowhere to be found). The real surprise of Good to Great isn’t so much what good companies do to propel themselves to greatness — it’s why more companies haven’t done the same things more often.

Here is a summary of things you will Learn from his book Good to Great a number 1 best seller.

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142 – Communication is Critical Start with a Morning Huddle

142 – Communication is Critical Start with a Morning Huddle

Are you sick of walking out of an hour-long meeting thinking, “What was the point?”  Cameron Herold even wrote a book called “Meetings SUCK” I agree meeting do suck if they are not run properly, they have no agenda, they don’t start on time or finish on time and no one is held accountable for action items.  Meetings must be focused with specific agenda to eliminate daily back and forth emails and impromptu questions.  It’s all about how we move faster, pulse faster to be leaders and remain ahead of our competition. At the heart of a team’s performance is a rhythm of well-run daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meeting.  These meeting bring focus and alignment, provide an opportunity to solve problems more quickly, and ultimately save time.  They also address the #1 challenge people face when they work together…. That is Communications.   

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141 – LIZ WISEMAN MULTIPLIERS MAKE EFFECTIVE LEADERS

141 - LIZ WISEMAN MULTIPLIERS MAKE EFFECTIVE LEADERS

Ask yourself are YOU a good leader or do you tend to operate in Crisis Management.? What I mean by Crisis Management is when everyone in your organization is coming to you for information and you end up being the bottleneck that tells them what to do.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to  win a 1-year business growth plan, valued at $2500 US.  Deadline to enter is April 6th.  

There are two types of leaders, according to author and researcher Liz Wiseman. Some leaders encourage intelligence and creativity in their employees, creating other leaders, while others “shut down the smarts of others and waste talent and intellect”. Today you will looking at, are YOU a good leader or do you tend to operate in crisis management?

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140 – HIRE & RETAIN “A” PLAYERS USING TOPGRADING TECHNIQUES WITH DR. TODD SMART

140 - HIRE & RETAIN A PLAYERS USING TOPGRADING TECHNIQUES WITH DR. BRAD SMART

Today I will talking about TopGrading a specific approach to hiring the right people for your company and making sure they are doing the right jobs in your organisation.  

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139- Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

139 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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138 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

138 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.

I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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137 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

137 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

As we head into the new year, we often take time to reflect on the past year and set resolutions and goals for the year ahead.

It is a time when many entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and vow to finally turn their ideas into a reality. Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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136 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

136 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

As we head into the new year, we often take time to reflect on the past year and set resolutions and goals for the year ahead.

It is a time when many entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and vow to finally turn their ideas into a reality. Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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135 Sheri Fitts – 3 C’s: Content – Connect & Consistency

135 Sheri Fitts - 3 C's: Content - Connect & Consistency

WELCOME TO EPISODE  135 you just heard an opening snippet from Sheri Fitts who is an expert on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing.

In this episode you'll discover:

  •  Sheri shares her first venture at the tender age of five, selling her own homemade rose petal perfume in baby food jars, door-to-door.  
  • CASHFLOW matters
  • The importance of keeping your body healthy for a successful business
  • How she used a series of blog posts to write her first book

Lastly don’t miss how to get access to her free gift for Inspiring Greatness listeners which is her ebook on 100 Tips for Social Media Success offers tips and tricks for entering the digital conversation effectively, efficiently, and completely in compliance.

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