03: Losing Weight and Gaining Business w/ Chris Graham

Podcast cover TemplateToday’s Guest is Chris Graham of Augusta Free Press who is an online and offline news publisher and reporter. Chris Graham will mark his 20th year in the media industry in 2015. An award-winning journalist and editor, Chris has also hosted local TV news programs, a syndicated sports talk show and served as the play-by-play announcer for a two-time championship winning summer college baseball team.
A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris is currently the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, a daily news source based in Waynesboro, Va., that provides readers with in-depth coverage of news, sports, politics and culture in Virginia.

Key Takeaways

  • Make sure to set your mind on the work that is before you. Discipline yourself so that you don’t get side tracked and accomplish what needs to get done.
  • Be intentional about getting up and moving around every once in a while. Getting exercise helps you have more energy to go about your day.
  •  Make sure you are on top of your business. Know what is going on in your field, what others are doing, and not being afraid to borrow good ideas.
  • After losing over 100lbs Chris has more sustained energy throughout the day.
  • Make connections and then let them flourish. Get to know others. Those relationships may then turn into business relationships.
  • Key Tools: Create a time schedule and set small goals for the day. Also, set aside time to work on personal projects. Those projects could lead to future business opportunities.

Tweetable Quotes

[Tweet “”Pay attention to the world around you.”@AugFreePress @chrisgrahmAFP”]
[Tweet “”Make connections and then let them flourish.” @AugFreePress @chrisgrahamAFP”]
[Tweet “”Don’t do the same thing over and over and expect a different result.” @AugFreePress @chrisgrahamAFP”]


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Complete show notes with clickable links at www.BrianMininger.com/SBR02

02: The Power of a Soul on Fire w/ Kary Oberbrunner

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Today’s Guest is Kary Oberbrunner the author of the book Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig. He left his day job to pursue his dream jobIgniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy. He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the non-profit community. The author of several books, Kary also serves as a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with 3 amazing children.

Key Takeaways

  • Our personal struggles do not define us. We can break free from those struggles and move into our destiny.
  • We need people in lives who will push us hard if we want to be successful. We need “truth tellers.”
  • Business fail because they are focused on themselves instead of making it all about the client.
  • Time, Team and Tools are key to breaking out of your Day Job so that you can move into your Dream Job.
  • You can’t sustain a high performing business or life if your body can’t handle the work load. Personal and Physical health is important.
  • Confusion repels, clarity attracts.
  • Market before you Manufacture
  • Get to know someone first before hiring them. Learn how they handle projects and different situations.
  • “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He simply pursues his vision of excellence and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always appears to be doing both.” ~ L. P. Jacks

Tweetable Quotes

[Tweet “”When you want to be liked, people are not going to hire you” @karyoberbrunner”]
[Tweet “”I don’t sell people, I serve people” @karyoberbrunner”]
[Tweet “”Confusion repels, Clarity attracts.” @karyoberbrunner”]
[Tweet “”Market before you manufacture.” @karyoberbrunner”]


Complete show notes with clickable links at www.BrianMininger.com/SBR02

01: Small Business Revival Podcast Introduction

Podcast Cover 4Welcome to the Small Business Revival Podcast with host, Brian Mininger. This is the show dedicated to the Revival of the Small Business and the Small Business Owner.
This podcast is for those who believe that the revival of small business in America and around the world can transform our lives, our families, our communities and our nations.
This is not about intellectual exercise, but life transformation through the Small Business.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Brian Mininger.  I am a former bi-vocational pastor and general contractor.  I am an entrepreneur, writer, speaker and business adviser, and the founder of Small Business Revival.
I help passionate, but overworked small business owners increase their income and personal productivity so that they can make a positive impact and achieve a healthy balance between their work and personal life.
If you are struggling to get to the end of your to do list, not taking home what you feel like your effort is worth, having a hard time finding good help, or caught in a tug of war between the demand of your business and your personal life than you are in the right place.
I believe that it is possible for you to achieve a healthy success in all areas of your life.
I am excited to introduce this podcast to you.  I look forward to getting to know you over the next weeks, months, and years.

  • Brian

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