EP68 Laura Elgueta

EP68: Starting a Mind-Blowing Meetup w/ Laura Elgueta (@ElguetaLaura)

Episode 68 of the Empowered Podcast is the first in a series of episodes all focused on helping you grow your business, your brand, and your influence through live events. Today’s episode features mother, podcaster, speaker and Latina, Laura Elgueta. You’ll hear how you can start a local meetup in your area, the best way […]

Things I spent money on

The First Things I Spent Money on as an Online Entrepreneur

After you’ve reinvested every dollar, and poured more blood, sweat and tears into your business than you could imagine, what do you do with your first dollars? While I love bootstrapping and even coach people on building lean businesses, I know sometimes you have to spend money to make money. If you’re wondering where to spend […]

EP67 Focus your energy eliminate excuses

EP67: Focusing Your Energy and Eliminating Excuses

Episode 67 of the Empowered Podcast is all about directing our energy toward something that matters. We look at the misplaced passion people place in professional sports, as well as the excuses we come up with for not living a fulfilled life. The next 30 minutes aren’t for the faint of heart or the weak willed. […]

Stop Making Excuses

No More Excuses

I hate tough love. I hate it because tough love calls me on my shit and forces me to pay attention to the voice that’s been nagging me for months, telling me what I need to change. However, tough love is one of the best kinds of love. Tough love comes a place of caring and […]

Finding pictures for Blog

Can I Use This? Picture Sites Where You Can Find Images for Your Blog

I spend an enormous amount of time searching for images for my blog posts. Each time I get something ready to publish, I spend anywhere from ten to thirty minutes scouring the internet for the perfect picture. Over the past few years I’ve used hundreds of images on my site. While I’ve learned (the hard […]

business of podcasting

EP66: The Business of Podcasting – What I Learned in 2014

Episode 66 of the Empowered Podcast looks at the business of podcasting. I talk about what I learned in 2014, the results of my year-long community survey, and how we can apply the lessons learned to the next 12 months. If you’re curious about the business behind blogging and podcasting, take a listen, and you’ll get […]

2014 Community survey video

2014 Review & Community Survey Video

Last year was an amazing time for me and it was all due to readers of the blog, listeners to the podcast, and members of the community. I’ll share more in a minute, but it’s true – I couldn’t have done it without you! Every year I do my very best to learn more about […]

Take Your Blog to the Next Level

How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level

Is this the year you take your blog to the next level? Are you going to put in the blood, sweat and tears to turn your blog into what you know it can be? If you’re like many bloggers (including me), you started out with gusto. You blogged with hustle for the first week, a […]

Can't Quite Your Job Yet

6 Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Job. Yet.

Are you eager to ditch your day job and go into business for yourself? Have you been counting down the hours? Has the allure of doing business how you choose pulled at your heartstrings like the siren’s call? While I want to see you succeed and escape the golden handcuffs, I have to throw at […]

EP65 Sean Ackerman You Leading You

EP65: Collaboration not competition w/ Sean Ackerman (@YouLeadingYou)

One of the best things I’ve done with my 2014 is to focus on collaboration instead of competition. In episode 65 of the Empowered Podcast, Sean Ackerman and I talk about the value of working together instead of apart or against one another. If you’ve ever suffered from a scarcity mindset, or know someone who […]

Success Lessons from a Would-Be Client

Success Lessons from a Would-Be Coaching Client

A few days ago I spoke to an acquaintance of mine about coaching. She and I have known each other for almost a year, and she was thinking about hiring me as her coach. What we talked about, the questions she had, and the mindset she’s got, can be a lesson about success for all […]

EP64 Jessica Rhodes

EP64: Get Focused and Take Massive Action with Jessica Rhodes (@JessRhodesESS)

Episode 64 of the Empowered Podcast features business owner, virtual assistant, and my favorite interview connector, Jessica Rhodes. Jessica and I get into the details of what it’s like to start a business. We talk finance, a little bit about taxes and how to legally form your business. Jessica shares her journey and it’s one […]

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A Year of Growth - Year 1

A Year of Growth – Year 1

I've grown a lot over the past year. I've learned so much and connected with so many people. I've grown, in part, because of readers like you. I asked my wife Ashley what I should call my anniversary article and she suggested, "A Year of Growth." That title … [Read More...]

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5 Tips to Starting a Successful Book Club

Over the past few months, I've been leading two book clubs. My first and largest group is made up of peers, leaders within my organization, and just recently, a leader from a separate company altogether. We meet Mondays, over lunch, so we can start the week … [Read More...]

You Don't Need Permission - No Success sign

Life Changers: You Don’t Need Permission

My life changing moment came years ago whenever my manager wouldn't answer a question for me. I kept going to and asking him, "What should I do with this? What should I do? What should I do?" I felt rather dejected in the moment, but that rejection, and his … [Read More...]