Episode 25: Feedback, Stopping Business Growth, Convincing Vs Converting And More – Podcast

Episode 25: Feedback, Stopping Business Growth, Convincing Vs Converting And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box Podcast, we chatted about when you should stop growing your business (Yup, STOP growing it), the tiers of keeping in touch with people, the difference between convincing and converting as well as the difference between being defensive and seeking to be understood. As always, we had a bonus topic (bonus in the sense of always random, thought of in the moments before starting the podcast) where we talked about what advice we would give someone who has a tough time asking for or receiving feedback.

Enjoy. Then enjoy some more.

Episode 25: Feedback, Stopping Business Growth, Convincing Vs Converting And More

Growth – What is one indicator that you should stop growing your business?

Keeping in touch – Is sending an email considered “keep in touch”? or does one need to meet another face-to-face to keep a strong relationship?

Facts – What is the best way to convince someone to accept a fact is true?

Defensive vs Understanding – What is your interpretation of the difference between being defensive and seeking to be understood?

Bonus – What advice would you give someone who has a tough time asking for/receiving feedback?

 

Stay Positive & Experience Trumps Facts And Figures

 

Episode 23: Principle Of Least Interest, Promoting Efficiency, Finding Your Audience And More – Podcast

Episode 23: Principle Of Least Interest, Promoting Efficiency, Finding Your Audience And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box Podcast, we talked about getting comfortable with admitting you don’t know something, how the principle of least interest can function for the better, how to promote efficiency when two people are doing the same task, what the best reward is you can give someone who has done great work, and how to find an audience. Enjoy and be sure to subscribe.

Episode 23: Principle Of Least Interest, Promoting Efficiency, Finding Your Audience And More

I don’t know – One way to get comfortable with saying ‘I don’t know”

Principle of least interest – Do you believe in the principle of least interest

Promote efficiency – Does pitting friends against each other for a reward function effectively as a way to promote efficiency?

Work rewards – What is the best reward to give someone for their hard work?

Bonus – What is one way for a business person to find their audience?

 

Stay Positive & Surround Yourself By People Who Are All In

Episode 19: Interpretation, Delight, Place Of Anger And More – Podcast

Episode 19: Interpretation, Delight, Place Of Anger And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box Podcast, we talked about the concept of forgive and forgetting. We also chatted about handling situations where someone interprets a situation differently than you, why it’s hard for businesses to delight customers, what it means to be a professional and if it’s possible to do good work when you’re angry.

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Forgiveness – Forgive and forget?

Interpretation – How do you handle a situation where someone interprets something completely differently than you?

Delight – Why is it so hard for businesses to delight customers?

Expert/Pro – What does it mean to be a professional or to go pro?

A place of anger – Do you find you do good work when you’re angry, fed up or frustrated?

 

Stay Positive & Focus On The Passion

Telling Your Story

It pays to work on your story, to figure it out before you launch or reach out to publications, but what entrepreneurs often forget is they don’t have as much control over their story as they think they do.

You can tell your story to every guest that walks in, but when they walk out, all that matters is the story they tell others, which may not be the one you told them.

The best stories are about businesses who listen and do, not those who profess their story before they ask you for your order or tell you their story as they’re checking out your items.

Listen and do. Let your guests tell the story.

 

Stay Positive & Talk With The Interest Of Listening More

Episode 16: Luck, Being Early, False Equivalency And More – Podcast

Episode 16: Luck, Being Early, False Equivalency And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box Podcast, we discussed the concept of luck, the need to experience something to passionately sell it, whether life mirrors business or if it’s the other way around. We also talked about the advantages of being early and argued about false equivalency (fortunately never settling to agree to disagree).

On an earlier podcast Michael and I chatted about how so little surprises us anymore. On this podcast Michael stuck a check-up question about surprises in the box. It was a good time. Well worth the listen.

Episode 16: Luck, Being Early, False Equivalency And More

Selling – Does one have to experience a product themselves to sell it passionately?

Luck – Is luck something that finds you randomly or something you create?

Early – Do you believe it pays to be early? (early to a meeting, early to send email, early to say I love you?)

Surprises – Been surprised by anything lately?

False equivalency – How can we eliminate false equivalency?

Mirror – Does life mirror business?

 

Stay Positive & Refresh Your Life, Refresh Your Business

 

Episode 12: Startups, Rewards Points, Staying Humble And More – Podcast

Episode 12: Startups, Rewards Points, Staying Humble And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box Podcast, we talked about the state of things like everyone wanting to start a business, the continuous rise of rent, and if rewards points are better than cash back.

We lightened things up when chatting about why it’s hard to change our minds, how we can stay humble and embrace humility, and discovering our own balance.

Subscribe if you haven’t already, and enjoy.

Episode 12: Startups, Rewards Points, Staying Humble And More

Startups – Does it feel like everyone wants to start their own business?

Rent – Despite a ton of housing going up in Madison, why has the price of rent continued to go up?

Rewards Points – what are the advantages of having a credit card with reward points as opposed to cash back?

Change your mind – Why is it so hard to change a mind?

Staying humble – What does humble and humility mean to you? (How can we be more of each)

Input vs Output – How does one know when its time to focus on output vs. input? (should they be balanced?)

 

Stay Positive & How Do You Balance?

Consider The Details (Of Making Money)

The landscaping service at my dads doesn’t care if you pay them right away. It’s apparent they don’t keep good track of the number of times they’ve taken care of the lawn. Money isn’t a priority for them.

One guy on Shark Tank nearly lost all the investors because he told them he’s not concerned about making money.

A remarkable TV personality spoke at a panel event I held the other week. When she told the audience that details matter, she had to add she was referring to the details of making money.

When it comes down to it, nothing functions without money. Not a business. Not electricity. Not even us.

 

Stay Positive & Money Always Matters