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What does it mean to be a “constant learner” and how can busy entrepreneurs (or wannabe entrepreneurs) apply the “five hour rule” to their lives? In episode 19 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan discuss why regularly including books, articles and other kinds of instructional media in your life is so important when building a business – and how to mak ...…
 
So you’ve got a great business idea or existing business. Only problem: you need money to either start or grow it. Between angel investors, SBA loans, venture capitalists and other forms of capital-generation, your head is spinning. Sound familiar? We’ve got you covered! In this episode of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan break down the most common fo ...…
 
Is burnout the necessary price for success? No, but you’ll need to work hard. In Episode 17 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave discuss “crushing it,” whether work-life balance is a myth, and why it pays to set up systems early that can help lighten your workload down the road. Discussion Points & Links: The inspiration for this topic, Damon Brown’s I ...…
 
What does your personality type say about your strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur? In Episode 16 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan discuss two popular personality tests, the Myers-Briggs and StrengthsFinder tests, and how being aware of your own strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies can make you a more successful entrepreneur and all-around ...…
 
What do we want? Freedom! When do we want it? At a time and place of our choosing! After a month-long hiatus in which they both went “off the grid” on relaxing vacations, Meagan and Dave are back. In episode 15 of LifeWork, they discuss the systems and team they’ve had to put in place to make their businesses “vacationable,” and how to take tha ...…
 
So you’ve got a great business idea. Now what? If your first step is “create the product and then try to find a market for it,” you’re probably putting the cart before the horse. In episode 14 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave discuss the importance of understanding your potential market before you decide what to create for them, and why it always m ...…
 
How do you turn your business into a “cash machine?” Can you build a successful business around a small number of high-quality customers who can really benefit from your big idea? And how do you keep your products and services cohesive so that they serve the whole of your business rather than diluting your efforts? Those are just a few of the t ...…
 
What does it mean to take smart risks in business – and how do you balance that potential reward vs what you’re putting at stake to achieve it? In episode 12 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan discuss different kinds of risks in business, how to decide if a risk is worth taking, and how to minimize the potential fallout if things don’t go as planned. ...…
 
Is there such thing as a natural propensity toward risk-taking? Are successful people more (or less!) likely to be risk-takers themselves? In episode 11 of LifeWork, Meagan interviews Kayt Sukel, author of the new book The Art of Risk. Kayt’s insights into how the brain measures and judges risk can help anyone be a smarter and more calculated r ...…
 
Nick Ruffini is a professional drummer, entrepreneur and student of success. As host of the Drummer’s Resource podcast, Nick interviews the best pros in the world in his niche. He’s been featured in Modern Drummer, Drum! Magazine and all of the other top media in the drumming world. He’s also a former restauranteur. In episode 10 of LifeWork, D ...…
 
Do you have to choose between art and commerce, or sacrifice the things you’re passionate about in order to build a successful business? In episode 9 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave discuss how to pursue the things you love while also earning an income, either by using work and financial planning to subsidize your outside interests or finding joy ...…
 
Should you follow your passion in life or go the “sensible route?” What if you don’t have to choose? In Episode 8 of LifeWork, Meagan talks with Joe Nolan, a former investment banker who retired from his first career at 50 and is now the owner of Good Harvest Market, a thriving natural-foods store in the Milwaukee area. He’s also a seasoned sin ...…
 
When you are focused on building your business, does it make sense to have a “side hustle” – a business or job you pursue on the side that isn’t necessarily tied to your main gig? In episode 7 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan define the concept of a “side hustle” and discuss how it can actually bring more energy, creativity, and possibility to your ...…
 
Have you ever wondered if it’s really possible to build a cash-flowing business that supports your life without taking up all of your time? In Episode 6 of LifeWork, Dave talks with Alex Kravets, a young entrepreneur and founder of Cognitea, about how he built a business that is largely automated and allows him to work shorter weeks from anywhe ...…
 
What skills, experience and know-how does it take to make a move from one role within a company to another – or maybe, to take the leap to a whole new industry? In episode 5.5 of LifeWork, Dave shares his pivot story, from learning about business, to paid consulting, to investing in real estate and eventually, combining real estate and business ...…
 
This week at LifeWork we’ve been discussing pivots and transitions. Today we’re talking with Barbara Jones, who spent 20 years as a marketing executive in the music industry, helping build tribes of loyal fans around the artists they loved. In the mid-2000s, Barbara took the skills, talents and experiences she’d developed over the years, and us ...…
 
Should you fix a business that’s not broken…(yet?) How do you know when it’s the right time to jump on a new technology or opportunity, especially if what you’re already doing seems to be working? In episode 5.3 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave discuss how to get a sense for what’s on the horizon, and why sometimes it makes sense to pivot or transi ...…
 
What does it mean to “pivot” in your business, and what are the essential things you need to know to make a pivot successful? In this episode of LifeWork, we define the process of testing, iterating, and if needed, pivoting, and share resources to help you implement that process in your own business. Discussion Points: What is pivoting? Why “th ...…
 
So you’ve got a great business idea, but your current job is eating up all your time and creativity. Should you hand in your notice and make the leap? In episode 5.1 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave explore this controversial topic, sharing their personal experiences and lessons they’ve learned along the way. Final answer? “It depends.” Discussion ...…
 
The secret to success in business? The people you surround yourself with. In today’s episode of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave discuss creating a “dream team” made up of staff, partners, and mentors that can help you focus on what matters and make the most of your strengths. Discussion Points: Letting go of things and bringing in the right person to ...…
 
Could that great idea you have today turn into a multi-million dollar acquisition deal in just 13 years? Julie Cole, co-founder and VP of Mabel’s Labels – the company that makes cute, unique and durable labels for “stuff kids lose” – would never have guessed how quickly her company would grow when she and three family members started it in a ba ...…
 
For service providers and creative entrepreneurs – artists, authors, and online personalities, for example – scaling up can seem impossibly complicated. How do you build a business that’s more than “just you” when you ARE the product? In episode 4.3 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave discuss the challenges and opportunities of scaling a “personality- ...…
 
What do some of the smartest minds in business have to say about scaling up? In episode 4.2 of LifeWork, Dave shares some of his favorite books and links to help you learn what you need to know to grow your business. Show notes and resources: Scaling Up – How A Few Companies Make it And Why The Rest Don’t – Verne Harnish. Also sign up for the e ...…
 
What does it take to grow your business and take it to a new place? In episode 4.1 of LifeWork, Meagan and Dave introduce this week’s topic, scaling up, and discuss how to plan for growth and scale whether it’s day 1 – or day 1001 – of your business. Discussion Notes: Overview of week 4’s episodes How knowing what direction you’re headed in is ...…
 
From time-saving apps to the Internet, technology affords us so much opportunity…if we can just learn to harness it in positive ways. In Episode 3.5 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan discuss the apps and sites that help them run better businesses, live more fulfilling lives, and do what matters. Show Topics and Notes: Dave shares some of his favorit ...…
 
How can technology enhance the human experience? That’s what Dave and Meagan discuss today with entrepreneur, speaker author, and Inc. blogger Damon Brown. Show Notes & Links: Damon’s website The story of Damon’s app, Cuddlr, and its acquisition. Follow Damon on Twitter Damon’s Sane Success column on Inc.com The post The Human Side of Technolog ...…
 
We hear a lot about the negative aspects of technology and social media, but what about the ways tech can help us build stronger businesses and more fulfilling lives? In episode 3.3 of the LifeWork Podcast, Dave and Meagan discusses the positive impact of technology on business, and how it’s allowed them to create life-changing – and career-cha ...…
 
Ping! That’s the (figurative) sound of the dopamine hit you get whenever you get a notification that a new message is waiting for you. So how do you control the influx of input and tame your technology? In episode 3.2 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan discuss how to manage and tame the technology in our lives, whether using other technology, re-shap ...…
 
We love technology! But do we sometimes love it too much? This week on LifeWork we’ll be discussing the intersection between tech and human connection and the best (and worst) aspects that technology can bring to our lives. Today we ask the question: How do you glean the good in social media without letting it take over your life? Discussion Po ...…
 
Do you treat your weekends as an afterthought? Getting more intentional about the way you use those 60 hours (yes, 60 hours!) can set you up for a more successful business and a more fulfilling personal life. Inspired by our discussion with Laura Vanderkam, Dave and Meagan discuss how to make the most of those weekend hours to make time for the ...…
 
Are we really as busy as we believe? And can getting real about the way we spend our time allow us to make better choices about how to use those precious minutes and hours instead of defaulting to mindless web surfing or unproductive “work” habits? In episode 2.4 of LifeWork, author and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam shares some of the sur ...…
 
Are morning people really more successful than night owls, or is the distinction just a myth? Can night owls “re-train” themselves to have early-bird tendencies? And how can morning and evening routines help you set boundaries around work and play time so you can accomplish your goals? In episode 2.3 of LifeWork, Dave and Meagan discuss routine ...…
 
What are the best techniques and tactics to manage your to-do list? Today Dave and Meagan offer tools and tips to help you make the best use of your time, be more productive, and do the things that move your business forward and enrich your life. Show Notes & Links: Discussion Points: Nightly to-do lists (and how to write an effective to-do lis ...…
 
What’s the best way to manage your time to make room for work, creativity, family, friends, and everything else that makes up a full and rich life? “Time” is this week’s theme at LifeWork, and over the next five days Dave and Meagan will be discussing everything from creating an effective morning routine to creating systems that run without you ...…
 
What do you do when your business (or life) needs a change? In this episode Dave and Meagan discuss pivots – that crucial moment when you decide to switch things up, try something new, cut something loose that doesn’t serve you anymore, or maybe head down a completely different path. We also recap the very first week’s worth of episodes of Life ...…
 
Today we talk to Fox & Friends news anchor, real estate investor, podcaster and public speaker Clayton Morris what his journey on the road to success has taught him about authenticity, breakthroughs, focus, and financial freedom. Find out how pivots can be both life-changing and career-changing, what Clayton learned from creating a prototype fo ...…
 
Everyone loves the idea of making money without working for it, but is that what passive income actually means? And whatever it is, how can an entrepreneur – particularly one that isn’t independently wealthy and is still working hard to build a business – cash in on the idea? In episode 1.3 we define what “passive income” really is, and discuss ...…
 
Dave shares why the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! had such a life-changing affect on him, and why the principles he discovered in the book have shaped his approach to money, business, and life ever since. Show Notes & Links: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Gett ...…
 
Welcome to the first official episode of LifeWork! We're so excited you've decided to spend part of your workday-slash-free time with us, and hope you'll tune in every day, Monday through Friday, as we guide you through a weekly theme related to life and business with daily episodes packed with insight, ideas, and inspiration, as well as weekly ...…
 
In this bonus episode of the LifeWork podcast, Meagan interviews Dave Krock – entrepreneur and 1/2 of the LifeWork show. Find out more about the literal “U-Turn” that made a huge change in Dave’s life and approach to business, as well as some of the books, personalities, and ideas that have shaped his career since. Show Notes & Links: Find Dave ...…
 
We’re so excited to launch LifeWork! As special bonus, hosts Meagan and Dave interviewed each other so you can get a better sense of the personalities behind the show. First up is Meagan Francis, a writer, content marketer, and 1/2 of the LifeWork team. Listen to find out more about Meagan’s approach to life, work, and enjoying both. Show Notes ...…
 
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