The Ellory Wells Show: Where Actual Entrepreneurs Share Actionable Advice to Help YOU Build YOUR Business! http://www.empoweredpodcast.com Helping You Develop, Grow, and Overcome the Obstacles in Your Life Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:49:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://ellorywells-3e08.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2017-favicon-in-color-small.png The Ellory Wells Show: Where Actual Entrepreneurs Share Actionable Advice to Help YOU Build YOUR Business! http://www.empoweredpodcast.com 32 32 Ellory Wells is a business owner, bestselling author, and a coach who helps busy professionals make the transition to entrepreneur by sharing real-world stories, case studies and examples to help you start, build, and grow your business. No fluff, no BS, this show is about helping you leave where you have to be and transition to where you want to be in life and in business. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author ellory@ellorywells.com ellory@ellorywells.com (Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author) Copyright © Ellory Wells, DwizzyWid Media, LLC Empowering and Equipping Entrepreneurs The Ellory Wells Show: Where Actual Entrepreneurs Share Actionable Advice to Help YOU Build YOUR Business! https://www.ellorywells.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Ellory-Wells-Show-Icon-New-Noteworthy-3000.jpg http://www.empoweredpodcast.com TV-G Texas Weekly 67296064 The Entrepreneur’s Dictionary of Terms https://www.ellorywells.com/entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:22:18 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=19033 https://www.ellorywells.com/entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms/feed/ 0 <p>Have you heard a term or a phrase mentioned on a podcast or during a conference and wondered what it meant? The purpose of this page is to keep a running list of popular terms you might come across while on your journey of entrepreneurship and online business. Want to listen? There's an audio version […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-19033 tho-test-96>The Entrepreneur’s Dictionary of Terms</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Have you heard a term or a phrase mentioned on a podcast or during a conference and wondered what it meant?

The purpose of this page is to keep a running list of popular terms you might come across while on your journey of entrepreneurship and online business.

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entrepreneur's dictionary

While at lunch the other day, one of my podcast listeners mentioned that she'd heard a few terms but didn't know what they meant. And, she hadn't asked anyone what they meant because she didn't want to feel stupid. Not knowing what a word means shouldn't stop anyone from starting their business. Let's remove that barrier.

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ActiveCampaign – Powerful email marketing software/service I use to track my subscribers and send them broadcast campaigns and autoresponder emails. After testing several services, ActivecCampaign is who I use and recommend. Click here to get a free trial.

Affiliate – An association or agreement between two people, or between a person and an organization. Having an affiliate relationship generally implies an endorsement, though not necessarily. Affiliate commissions are like referral fees – if you promote a product, and someone clicks your link to buy it, you will earn a portion of the sale price

Affiliate Link – A link provided by a company to its affiliate partners that enables both parties to track clicks. If an affiliate link is clicked and a purchase is made, a commission is paid out. Affiliate links are usually tracked via UTM parameters or query strings.

Alt Tags – Descriptive keywords used to describe images on a blog post or page. Alt tags are meant to tell search engines what the picture is about. Used along with other SEO techniques like optimizing slugs, alt tags are an effective way to get traffic from search engines. (See also SEO, Slugs) I'll teach you how to add alt tags and optimize content for SEO in 8 Weeks to Exit.

Analytics – A general term used to describe statistics about your website. (See also Google Analytics)

API – Stands for the application programming interface (I had to look it up). An API connection allows two applications to talk directly to one another without the need for a username and password. For example, API connections can connect your landing pages to your email marketing software.

Automation – A term used by ActiveCampaign that allows a subscriber to go through a series of pre-determined actions. For example, an automation can begin when a person opens an email, or clicks a link, or visits a certain page on a website. Automations can also be date or event based. I often use automations as my autoresponder sequence.

Autoresponder – Refers to a series of emails that are scheduled to be sent after a specific action is taken, most commonly, when someone subscribes to a list. In other words, after someone subscribes, an autoresponder series will send a welcome email, wait a few days and send another email, wait a few days… and so it goes.

AWeber – An email marketing service that allows you to collect and organize the email addresses of your visitors. I include them here not because I recommend them, but because it's a term and a company you'll likely stumble across as you learn more about email marketing. (See also ActiveCampaign, MailChimp, Email Marketing Service)

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Back End – Refers to behind the scenes areas of a website. For example, your WordPress Dashboard is the backend of your website. (See also Front End)

Blog Pages – Can contain text, images, videos and other media. Pages are similar to Blog Posts but are meant for static information within a website. Pages cannot be sorted by categories or tags, but they can be “nested” in a hierarchy. Pages are generally reserved for “timeless” information that does not often change. (See also Blog – Posts)

Blog Posts – Can include words, images, videos, audio files and other forms of media. Posts can be sorted by both categories and tags. Posts are meant to be living documents published on a regular basis. Posts look similar to Pages but serve different functions within your site as they cannot be organized by a hierarchy. (See also Blog – Pages)

Bounce Rate – The percentage of visitors who enter the site and leave, or “bounce,” without looking at a second page on your site. A lower bounce rate often indicates more value and/or interest to the readers. A high bounce rate means visitors look at one page and leave immediately.

Bribe – Refers to the incentive you offer to “bribe” people to sign up for your email list. A visitor provides their email, and you send them a guide, a resource list, a free report, etc. Bribes are a great way to build your email list.

Broadcast – Typically refers to a one-time email sent to members of an email list.

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Categories (Blog) – A way to categorize blog posts based on a topic. If you wanted to see all of my posts that are under the “personal development” category, you could click here. My suggestion would be to have 8-10 categories that all blog content could fit into. (See also Tags)

Call to Action (CTA) – A term that refers to the specific action you want a visitor to take on a specific page. An example would be a “Buy Now” or “Click Here” button.

CDN (Content Delivery Network) – A CDN typically makes a website faster by storing popular images and pages on servers around the world. When the data is closer to the person viewing the page, the page loads faster. Additionally, the servers CDNs use are often much faster than the servers a website uses. I use and recommend KeyCDN, and you can click here to get $10 in credits for free!

Click Rate – Sometimes referred to as the “click through rate,” refers to the percentage of people who received an email who clicked a link within that email. For example, if you send ten emails, five get opened, and one person clicks, you have a 10% click rate. The click rate is based on the total number of emails sent, not the number of emails that are opened.

Conversion Rate – Refers to the percentage of people who take the action you want them to take. It could be the number of people who sign up for your webinar or make a purchase from your sales page. For example, if ten people land on your page and one person makes a purchase, you have a 10% conversion rate.

Client Relationship Management (CRM) – Refers to moving prospective clients through the sales funnel. CRM often refers to software that enables and tracks communication with your clients and prospects, tracks them as they progress through your sales cycle, and helps you care for them after the sale or project has been closed. While emails and newsletters are part of maintaining a client relationship, email alone is not CRM.

cPanel – Stands for “control panel,” but also the brand name of a web hosting admin panel. Most web hosting companies use a cPanel to enable users to install WordPress, set up custom email addresses, and alter the backend of your website.

CSS – Cascading Style Sheets, these allow you to change how HTML is displayed on a page. While CSS won't change how your website functions, it can change colors, widths of elements, and other cosmetic details.

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Dashboard (WordPress) – The WordPress Dashboard is where you'll publish new blog posts and pages, install new plugins or themes, and make changes to your WordPress website. The Dashboard is how you will interface with your website, and it is the back end that dictates what your visitors see.

Double Optin (Opt-In) – The practice of requiring a second confirmation before confirming a new subscriber. Submitting their email address is the first optin, clicking “confirm” in a confirmation email is the second optin, hence the double. Double optins allow for fewer spam email accounts on your list. (See also optin rate)

Domain – The web address of a website. In the case of my membership site, https://members.ellorywells.com, “ellorywells.com” is the domain and “members” is the subdomain. URL, web address, and domain name are often used interchangeably and, for the most part, mean the same things. (See also Subdomain)

Domain Extension – Refers to the .com, .net, .us, .org, etc, that comes after the main part of a URL.

Domain Registrar – Refers to the company with which you sign up for or register a domain. Example: GoDaddy.

Dropcap – The technical term for the fancy letter at the top of a post, page, or paragraph. Dropcap letters are usually larger than the other letters and often have a different font or style applied to them.

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Email List – An email list typically refers to your list of blog or website subscribers. Email lists are owned by the blog owner. Since blog owners own the list, they're able to move the subscribers from one email service provider (ActiveCampaign, MailChimp, etc.) to another. Email lists are important because people on those lists are “warm leads.”

Email Marketing Service (EMS) – Software companies that enable us to send broadcast emails to large numbers of people while still complying with legal guidelines. EMSs also allow you to set up automations and autoresponders, track website visitors and can provide CRM tools as well. I use and recommend ActiveCampaign as my email marketing service.

Email Service Provider (ESP) – See Email Marketing Service.

Embed Code – HTML code that allows you to embed content from one website onto another. Common uses are iframe embed codes to show YouTube videos.

Entrepreneur – I'm sure this is highly subjective, but to me, an entrepreneur is someone who creates then sells a product or service that benefits someone else. An entrepreneur sees a problem, develops a solution, then sells that solution.

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Featured Image – The image that shows up when you share the URL of a blog post or page on social media. The featured image also shows up when you look at the blog roll of a WordPress blog.

Footer – The area along the bottom of a website. A footer can cover the entire width of a page or just part of it, and, depending on your WordPress theme, a footer can have one or multiple columns or widget areas.

Front End – Commonly refers to the front end of a website that a visitor would see. As an example, you would write and edit a blog post in the WordPress Dashboard (back end), and when you publish it, the reader sees the front end. (See also Back End)

FTP – File Transfer Protocol. This is like the system of folders and files on your computer, except for your website. Using FTP software like Filezilla, you can access the back end file structure of your website and add or edit files you might not have access to through the WordPress Dashboard.

Functions.php – Refers to a file in your WordPress theme that allows you to change what and how information is displayed on your site. By adding or removing code from the functions.php file, you can add or remove functionality to your website. This and the style.css file are the two most commonly edited files in your WordPress installation (See also Style.css)

Funnel – A series of events, blog posts, emails, or videos that lead prospects down the path to purchase. Like a funnel you'd find in your kitchen, a business' funnel brings people in and directs them to a specific goal like making a purchase, opting into an email list, or enrolling for a program. (See also Sales Funnel)

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Google Analytics – A free service provided by Google to help website owners see detailed information about their visitors. It is the most popular analytics tool on the web today. Google Analytics can show you where your traffic comes from, what pages or posts they view on your site, where they are in the world, and so much more.

Google Hangouts – An instant messaging and video chat platform developed by Google. Hangouts can have up to 10 people interacting at once. They can also be broadcast publicly or via a private link to specific people. Google Hangouts are a great way to do small group webinars, conference calls, or meetings.

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Header – This could refer to two different things, either the top of a website on the front end, or the header area of your website in the back end where you'd post tracking code from Google Analytics, your email marketing software, or other places.

Heatmap – The visual representation of where people click on a web page. This is often a color-coded image laid over a page showing bright red areas as areas where people clicked and blue areas where people did not click.

Hosting – Refers to your hosting account. (See also Web Host) I'll teach you how to properly set up your hosting account and install WordPress in 8 Weeks to Exit.

Homepage – The main page on a website when there is no URL (or slug) after the domain extension.

HTML – Most websites run on HTML which is a coding language that displays information in a browser. If you use ThriveThemes, you don't have to know much HTML or CSS to create a professional looking website. WordPress sites use HTML.

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Iframe – A type of embed code that allows you to display information from one website on another website. For example, if you want to embed a YouTube video on your page, you can copy the iframe code provided by YouTube and paste it into your website.

Infusionsoft – An email marketing service and CRM tool that allows you to collect and organize the email addresses of your visitors. I include it here not because I recommend it, but because it's a term you'll likely stumble across as you learn more about email marketing. (See also ActiveCampaign, MailChimp, Email Marketing Service)

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Jetpack – Powerful software created by the makers of WordPress that allows you to turn on and off additional features. Jetpack is a WordPress Plugin. (See also Plugins)

Joint Venture (JV) – A strategic partnership between two people. Also known as a JV partnership, joint ventures are a great way to grow your business and get your products or services in front of a new audience. In most JVs there is money involved or commission payments. Common JVs are co-hosted webinars. Another popular JV is a product launch where the JV partners email their list about the launch product in return for an affiliate commission. (See also Affiliates)

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Landing Pages for WordPressLanding Page – A page with the purpose of capturing a lead or making a sale. Landing pages typically do not have headers, navigation menus, sidebars or footers. Landing pages minimize ways for visitors to leave, so the only course of action is what the page's creator wants the visitor to do. (See also Squeeze Page, Thank You Page and Sales Page)

Lead Magnet – The incentive offered in return for a visitor's name and/or email address. Popular lead magnets are “Top X Tips for…, Get a Free Report On…, Get Instant Access to…” The best Lead Magnets offer a small bit of information that solves a specific problem for a specific group of people that is offered in exchange for an email address “opt-in.”

List – See email list.

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MailChimp – An email service provider that allows you to collect and organize the email addresses of your visitors. MailChimp is free for up to 2000 subscribers. (See also ActiveCampaign, Email Marketing Service) Register for a free MailChimp account.

Masterminds – A mastermind is a group of people who are like-minded and goal-focused who come together to share their expertise, provide accountability, and share advice with one another for the betterment of everyone involved. They're designed to leverage the collective brain power of their members to help every member achieve their goals. Masterminds are fantastic ways to get help and support while building your business. Click here for more information about my Catalyst Mastermind program.

Mobile Responsive – Also known as Responsive Design. Mobile responsive refers to a website that auto-adjusts its layout to look good on cell phone screens. Before mobile devices became popular, it was not necessary to have a mobile responsive site. Unresponsive sites are detectable by the viewer's need to pinch and zoom instead of the layout updating to be easily view-able on smaller screens. HINT: You can test a site's responsiveness by changing the size of your browser window on your computer.

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Nameserver – The “name” of the server on which your website is stored. You can update your nameservers via your domain registrar's control panel. Common nameserver addresses are “ns1.yourhostnamehere.com” and “ns2.yourhostnamehere.com”. By updating your nameservers, you can change hosting companies without having to change your domain registrar. I'll walk you through the process of updating your nameservers on your domain registrar in 8 Weeks to Exit.

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Open Rate – Refers to the percentage of emails that get opened by your subscribers when you send out an email campaign.

Optin (Opt-In) – When a visitor provides their email address to subscribe to a list, receive a gift or “bribe” or gain admittance to a webinar, etc., (See also optin rate)

Optin Rate – Refers to the percentage of people who subscribe or provide their email on a landing page. If ten people land on the page and two subscribe, you have a 20% optin rate.

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Pay-Per-Click (PPC) – An online marketing term that refers to paying money for every click on a link or image. If you pay a site like Facebook, Google, or even another blog for clicks, they'll put your ad where their visitors see it. If you pay $.33 per click, and three visitors click your ad on someone's site, you'll pay $1. Links are tracked with UTM codes and/or query strings.

Permalink – A permalink is the full URL of a website post or page. In WordPress, you can change your permalink structure via Settings > Permalinks. Using a keyword dense slug in your permalink structure is good for SEO.

Pixel (Facebook) – A 1 pixel by 1 pixel image that, when embedded on a website and downloaded by a visitor, allows advertisers to track the browsing activity of a user. The Facebook Pixel is a term that refers to the embed code that's provided by Facebook that you add to your posts or pages. When you “pixel someone,” you're essentially saying that someone visited your site, they downloaded the Facebook Pixel when they loaded your page, and, as a result, were tagged for re-targeting. (See also Retargeting)

Plugins – Additional pieces of software that added features to WordPress. For example, I use plugins from ThriveThemes to create optin boxes, I use the PowerPress plugin to manage my podcast's RSS feed, and I use the SEO by Yoast plugin to monitor and enhance my SEO.

Pop-Ups – The small window that pops up whenever you visit a website. While many readers hate popups, they work well to capture emails and leads.

Pretty Link – Coming Soon

Profit Maximizer – Coming Soon

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Query String – A string or list of variables added to the end of a URL that tell someone information about the visitor, the site they came from, and/or other information about the person. More information (See also UTM Codes)

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Retargeting – A term that refers to targeting someone, usually with ads, after they've left your site. For example, if after visiting a website you see an advertisement for that website in your Facebook news feed, you've been “pixeled” and retargeted.

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Better WordPress ContentSales Funnel – A series of posts, pages or emails that draws in a prospective client and leads them to a buying decision or other CTA. For example, you might read a blog post with a button that links to a page to get more information. On that page, you're asked to optin to receive a “bribe.” In that bribe, you're asked to purchase a product. After you purchase, you're asked if you want to upgrade to a more premium product or service. That is a common and profitable sales funnel. I'll teach you how to create sales funnels in 8 Weeks to Exit.

Sales Page – A page with the purpose of making a sale. Sales pages typically do not have headers, navigation menus, sidebars or footers. Sales pages minimize ways for visitors to leave, so the only course of action is what the page's creator wants the visitor to do, which is to make a purchase. Many landing page software providers provided templates for the sales pages, thank you pages, and then the download pages – each page is also a part of the overall sales funnel. (See also Landing Page, Thank You Page, and Squeeze Page)

Self-Hosted – Refers to you hosting your site with a web host yourself instead of using a free service like WordPress.com. In a self-hosted situation, you own the domain (URL) and you pay separately for hosting. This term is commonly used in relation to a self-hosted WordPress site versus running your site on WordPress.com. If you choose a WordPress-hosted site, your URL would look like this – yoursite.wordpress.com. With a self-hosted site, your URL would look like this – www.yoursite.com. (See also URL, Web Host, WordPress)

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – Refers to making your website search engine friendly. You can optimize your posts and pages for SEO by using popular keywords in your URL, your headings, through your text, and with the file names of your images and their alt tags. SEO makes your site more likely to show up when people are searching for you. (See also URL, Alt Tags) I'll teach you how to optimize your posts and pages for SEO in 8 Weeks to Exit.

Slug – The part of the URL that comes after domain's extension. For example, this post's slug is “entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms”

Shortcode – Short bits of HTML code that allow WordPress users to embed information from a plugin onto a post or page. For example, the shortcode [“powerpress”] allows podcasters with the Blubrry PowerPress plugin to embed a playable media file anywhere on a post or page.

Sitemap – A text-based page on your website that lists all of the other posts and pages on that website. Search engines “index” or read sitemaps to know what URLs link to other URLs, and what pages exist on a website. In other words, a sitemap is a directory of everything published on a website, like a card catalog in a library. To say it another way, a sitemap is a map of the web of posts, pages, and links on your site. Sitemaps can also be submitted to search engines for indexing. I'll teach you how to create sitemaps and submit them for indexing in 8 Weeks to Exit.

Sidebar – The vertical column on a website. A sidebar can be on the left or right of the main column, or on both sides depending on your WordPress theme. Sidebars are common locations to place Widgets.

Split Test – Presenting information one way to some visitors and another way to other visitors to determine which presentation gets better results. For example, presenting a blue ‘buy now' button to some visitors and an orange ‘buy now' button to others to test which button color gets more clicks. Split testing is one of the main reason why I use and recommend landing pages built with ThriveThemes.

Squeeze Page – A type of landing page with the purpose of capturing a lead. Squeeze pages typically do not have headers, navigation menus, sidebars or footers. Squeeze pages minimize ways for visitors to leave, so the only course of action is what the page's creator wants the visitor to do. (See also Landing Page, Thank You Page, and Sales Page)

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Style.css – Refers to a file in your WordPress theme that allows you to change cosmetic features like colors and button width and how things are shown on your site. By adding or removing CSS code to your style.css file, you can completely change the look of your website. This and the functions.php file are the two most commonly edited files in your WordPress installation (See also Functions.php)

Subdomain – Refers to the part of a domain or web address that comes right after the “http://.” In the case of this membership site, https://members.ellorywells.com, “members” is the subdomain and “ellorywells” is the domain, or, Top Level Domain. Subdomains can function independently of Top Level Domains (TLD) but are not standalone websites. When it comes to WordPress, subdomains require their own installation and have their own directories on your web host's server. (See also Domains)

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Tags (Blog) – Clickable reference tags that can be applied to blog posts. I use tags to link posts by a topic I mention within each post. Tags and categories both function as a sortable card catalog for blog content.

Thank You Page – A page visitors are sent to after they submit their email address and become a subscriber or lead. Thank You Pages generally inform new leads of what's coming next or how to proceed forward. They often tell new subscribers to check their inbox or spam folders, or they confirm registration to an event. (See also Landing Page, Squeeze Page, and Sales Page)

Theme(s) (WordPress) – See WordPress Themes

Tripwire – Coming Soon

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Upsell – Coming Soon

URL – Also known as a web address, a domain name, or a website URL, the Uniform Resource Locator tells your computer where to go whenever you type it in. For example, the URL for this post is “https://www.ellorywells.com/entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms/” and “.com” is the extension and “entrepreneurs-dictionary-of-terms” is the slug. (See also Subdomain)

USP (Unique Selling Proposition) – A term used to describe what makes a person or business unique, or what makes it stand out from its competitors.

UTM Code – A string characters that make up the code added at the end of a Slug that tells websites where traffic comes from. UTM codes normally start with a “?”. More information (See also Query String)

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Virtual Assistant (VA) – A Virtual Assistant, or VA, is someone you contract on an hourly or project basis. They can live anywhere in the world, making them “virtual.” VAs are a popular choice for entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of favorable exchange rates in order to keep their costs low.

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Web Host – To store the files that make up your website, you need a web host. Hosts like Bluehost, GreenGeeks, WPEngine and others, store your files on their server so you don't have to store them on your computer at home. A web host maintains all of the hardware, and some of the software, that makes your blog and online business accessible to the world.

Webinar – An online meeting hosted by an organization, a person, or a group of people. The purpose of a webinar is to inform and ask; to educate and to sell. Webinars have become very popular as they boast high conversion rates and are good for getting subscribers to an email list.

Welcome Mat – A full page optin box that covers your screen when you land on a post or page.

Widget – A term WordPress uses to refer to an area on your website, usually in the sidebar or footer, where you can add additional features.

WordPress – A website building framework. WordPress is one of the most popular website building platforms in the world. It is flexible, open-source, and extremely powerful. WordPress is like the frame of your car. Themes are like the paint that makes it look pretty. (See also WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Themes, Child Themes)

WordPress.com – WordPress.com is a hosting service as well as a domain registrar. They offer free plans which allow you to start blogging for free on a subdomain, as well as paid plans that are much more expensive. When someone references WordPress.com, they're generally referring to their free service. (See also WordPress, WordPress.org, Web Hosting

WordPress.org – Refers to the site where you can find themes, plugins, and support for your self-hosted WordPress site. Plugins and themes downloaded from WordPress.org can be uploaded into your WordPress installation through the dashboard. Plugins found on WordPress.org can also be searched for and installed directly from your Dashboard by going to Plugins > Add New. (See also Self-Hosted, WordPress, WordPress.com)

StudioPress Premium WordPress ThemesWordPress Themes – WordPress Themes are “skins” that can change how a WordPress site looks and feels. They can change the functionality of a website, alter its design, and are used to change the overall way you manage your site. There are both free and paid (or “Premium”) themes, though they're not all created equal. Premium themes are generally more secure, updated more often, and more versatile. Free themes are great for beginners. I use and recommend StudioPress themes because of their well-written code, fast loading times, and variety of designs.

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XML – A file type commonly associated with sitemaps.

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Zapier – A software that connects two other pieces of software, typically through an API connection. If you've ever used or heard of If This, Then That, or IFTTT, Zapier is the business version of that. For example, I use Zapier to connect WPForms with ActiveCampaign; when someone submits a WPForm on my site, their information is transferred to ActiveCampaign through Zapier.

Zoom – a.k.a. Zoom.us – Web conferencing software that allows users to record video sessions (free up to 40 minutes), chat with other users, and host multiple participants at the same time.

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If there's a term I missed, or something I left out, please tell me in a comment below. I'd love to answer your question(s) and clear anything up so you can move forward quickly in your entrepreneurship efforts. Have an awesome day!

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how i built my business part 2

I Learned From My Mistakes

Most of the people I talk to who've stalled in their growth have done so because they've become paralyzed by fear. They'll say things like, “Oh, that's easy, I can do that in no time…” and then they never do it, because they're afraid to make mistakes.

I hate making mistakes. I hate looking stupid after putting myself out there. And, I hate failing to achieve my goals.

However, people who succeed fail more than most people try. During their attempts, they make lots of mistakes, and they learn.

We learn MORE from our mistakes than we learn from our successes. When things go well, we don't always pause to examine and understand why. But when things go bad, we analyze everything to death.

I've bought the wrong things. In 2014, I spent an entire month on a project that would never make any money. I've sent duplicate emails to new subscribers, unsubscribed 308 people by mistake… and the list of mistakes goes on and on. But I learned MORE from each of those mistakes than I did when I bought the right things or sent out emails the right way.

I Invested in Myself

Over the past 5.5 years, I've invested more than $10,000 on learning. I've gone to conferences, I've purchased books, I've bought new equipment for blogging and podcasting, and I've even enrolled in a few courses.

An investment in yourself is never a waste of money. And, like with the stock market, it's better to invest in yourself early, because you'll never know what you'll need to overcome the next set of challenges.

If you're in the early stages of your online business journey, you should enroll in 8 Weeks to Exit!

I Stayed Curious & Learned New Things

I really enjoy learning. One time I pulled up Wikipedia and just read through the featured article of the day so I could learn something new.

This tactic really helped me out when I was at Dell, selling to clients over the phone. Because I spent time learning new things, and I approached life with a sense of curiosity, I always had something I could talk about.

Whether it's NASCAR or NASA, always have a curiosity about life. At least a little bit. You won't regret it.

I Got Better Over Time

Part of becoming EXTREMELY successful in any area of life is knowing what you're good at and what you're NOT good at. Then, as time goes on, successful people focus their efforts on improving on their strengths and rely on someone else to do the rest.

For example, Shaquille O'Neal was terrible at shooting free throws and taking long shots, so they stuck him right under the basket.

Over the past few years, I've tried lots of things and failed at lots of things. Now I try to stick to my areas of strength and get better at those things. If I want to get better at email marketing, I read books about email marketing. If I want to learn how to design better landing pages, I study the landing pages of people who are experts in that area.

If you want to be successful, you've got to constantly be getting better and improving on your strengths. Don't focus on your weaknesses; hire someone to help you with them.

I Asked For the Business

It's pretty rare that someone comes to me and asks to work with me. Almost every client that I've coached or had in a mastermind group is someone who've reached out to and said,

“Hey, I've got this program I think would help you. You should check it out.”

And then, after a few days passed, I asked them to enroll, buy, or sign up.

One of the most powerful pieces of advice I could give you is to ask for what you want out of life. Nobody is going to just come along and give you what you want. To achieve every new level of success in my business, I've had to ask.

I Made New Friends

I've never had tons of friends. Throughout my entire life, I've preferred to keep a close group of friends over having lots of acquaintances.

I remember my first conference for online entrepreneurs, New Media Expo, in 2014. It was such an amazing experience to see people who were like me, people who wanted to start online businesses and leave their crummy jobs behind.

It was around that time, and by attending other similar conferences, that I began to change my sphere of social influence. If you want to change your life, you have to change your friends.

And for everyone who says,

“But I LIKE my friends now!”

Don't worry; there are great people where you're going. I talk to a lot of people who are hesitant to leave their old friends behind, and that's ok, but your current friends aren't likely to help you get where you're going.

You don't have to give up on people, but if you want to achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams, you'll have to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. We are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time, so choose wisely!

If you're looking for entrepreneur-minded friends, why not join one of my mastermind groups?

Summary

I absolutely loved writing this post and reminiscing about the last several years and how I've built my business. Sometimes we need to look back in order to see how far we've come. But here's the bottom line, you've got to change who you are to become who you want to be. There's no way around it.

Question: If you have a business, how have you built it? If you don't, why not enroll in 8 Weeks to Exit or give 1×1 coaching a try?

 

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This post is Part 2 of a two part series. Click Here to go back and read How I've Built My Business, Part 1. Want to listen? There's an audio version below I Learned From My Mistakes Most of the people I talk to who've stalled in their growth have done... This post is Part 2 of a two part series. Click Here to go back and read How I've Built My Business, Part 1. Want to listen? There's an audio version below I Learned From My Mistakes Most of the people I talk to who've stalled in their growth have done so because they've become […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 26:14 18919
How I’ve Built My Business, Part I https://www.ellorywells.com/how-i-built-my-business-part-1/ Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:27:31 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18896 https://www.ellorywells.com/how-i-built-my-business-part-1/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/how-i-built-my-business-part-1/feed/ 0 <p>Do you want to start a business? Are you trying to figure out how other people built theirs so you can do what they did? I never went to business school. I don't have an MBA. But I've built a successful online business and have a global brand because of what I've shared below. Want […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/how-i-built-my-business-part-1/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18896 tho-test-76>How I’ve Built My Business, Part I</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Do you want to start a business? Are you trying to figure out how other people built theirs so you can do what they did?

I never went to business school. I don't have an MBA. But I've built a successful online business and have a global brand because of what I've shared below.

Want to listen? There's an audio version below

how i built my business

To be honest, I did go to business school, but only for a semester. I sat in Dr. Chonko's Introduction to Business class my freshman year at Baylor, and I learned something key. To summarize, I learned,

“Don't lie, cheat or steal, and don't do business with people who do.”

I never studied accounting. I never wrote a business plan. And, I never understood why people pronounced the word finance like finANce.

But I did start a business a few years ago, and I've been profitable almost the entire time. Though I did use some personal funds to buy a domain, get a hosting account, and enroll in a few training programs, almost every aspect of my business has been self-funded.

While I don't have a multi-million dollar business with dozens of employees, contractors, or virtual assistants, I do have a business that generates tens of thousands of dollars in revenue and which allows me to work from wherever I want with whomever I want.

I thought that by sharing how I've built my business, you could start your business too. I believe entrepreneurship will make you a better person and that everyone should start a business at least once in their life.

If I can help you start your business, I will, at the very least, feel like I've done my part in making the world a better place. I also have an 8-week training program that walks students through every aspect of starting an online business. You should check it out here.

How I Built (Am Building) My Business

In full disclosure, this should be titled, “How I'm BUILDING My Business.” The work isn't done yet.

I Started With What I Had

I built my business by starting with what I had, and that wasn't much. Back at the beginning of 2012, I'd never purchased a domain, I'd never heard of WordPress, and I didn't even know web hosting was a thing.

I also didn't have most of the tools I use all of the time these days. If I'd had a Resources Page, it would have been blank.

But I did have an intense desire to improve my station in life. I did have a desire to make a difference in the lives of the people around me. And, I made the time to learn, create, screw up, and do the other things on this list.

I Did Things Bad at First

I built my business by doing things badly at first. My first website was ugly. Actually, my first 3-4 sites were pretty bad. My first domain name was a mistake learning experience. My first blog posts were poorly written, and I didn't even know what a landing page was.

When you first start something new, learn to become comfortable with the feeling of falling down. Tell yourself it's ok to be bad when you first begin.

When we first start walking we fall all the time. But we have people around us encouraging us, helping us, and telling us it's ok to keep trying. Starting a business is a lot like learning how to walk, that's why you should hire a coach or join a mastermind group.

I Failed Forward

I wish I could sit here and tell you that every mistake led to discovery, but I can't. But the wise man doesn't look where he fell; he looks where he stumbled. Luckily, I stumbled a lot, so I had a lot of places to look.

Looking back on my times working for “the man,” I remember feeling miserable a lot. Work took its toll, and I was grumpy and angry a lot of the time. These negative feelings kept pushing me to improve and move forward. So, every time I failed, I was motivated to pick myself up, shake it off, and move forward.

Every experience holds a lesson. We just have to be diligent enough to look for it.

I Read, Studied, and Improved

One year I read 18 books on personal development. I can't count the number of podcasts I listened to.

If you want to learn a new skill, develop a new habit, or become the person you were meant to be, you will have to read, study, and improve.
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Read books written by smart people. Study the lives and actions of the entrepreneurs you admire. Take lessons from every source and improve on what you're doing. Do things badly at first, and keep getting better.

I Woke Up Early & Stayed Up Late

I built my business by waking up way earlier than I had to, and by staying up later than I should have. I sacrificed sleep so I could put in the work.

Before I got fired in January of 2014 (one of those unplanned events that made a HUGE impact on my life), I would wake up three hours before I had to be at the office. I would read books like Think and Grow Rich, The Millionaire Fastlane, Good to Great, and Exit Strategy. Each morning I'd read, listen to podcasts, and write content for my blog.

After work, after spending time with my wife, Ashley, I'd do the same things until late at night. I sacrificed time then so I could do what I do now – coach entrepreneurs and write books.

I Tried New Things

If it won't kill you or make you go bankrupt, why not try it?

I built my business by doing things that might not work. Over the past several years, I've tried new tactics, tested new strategies, and demoed lots of software. Each of the things I tried or tested years ago helped me build the business I have today.

Continue to Part II >>

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How to Identify Your Target Market https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-identify-your-target-market/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:15:09 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18882 https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-identify-your-target-market/#comments https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-identify-your-target-market/feed/ 1 <p>If you try to market your products to everyone, your message will fall on deaf ears. But, if you learn how to identify your target market, learn what they need and what motivates them, you can target them with amazing efficiency. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Stop trying to market your products […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-identify-your-target-market/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18882 tho-test-74>How to Identify Your Target Market</thrive_headline></a>.</p> If you try to market your products to everyone, your message will fall on deaf ears. But, if you learn how to identify your target market, learn what they need and what motivates them, you can target them with amazing efficiency.

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Stop trying to market your products to everyone. Instead, ask yourself these five questions, and you'll save time, money, and energy.

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When you understand your target market, and you know who your ideal customers are clients are, you can sell to them much more effectively.

But I'm not going to convince you that if you're trying to reach everyone you'll end up connecting with no one. You should know that by now. I made that mistake for years before I learned what I want to share with you today.

5 Questions to Help You Identify Your Target Market

Q1: Who Are My Target Customers?

Before you get started, you should click here and download my Ideal Avatar Worksheet. It is one of the best resources I could share with you, and one of the best tools you could use before you launch any new product or service.

This first question might seem obvious, but the more you know about your target market, the better you can, well, target them. When you know who your target customer is, you can put ads in their Facebook news feed, target their searches on Google, and even create content to help them find what they need.

As you think about your target customer, think about their age, income, education, gender, hobbies, and geographic location. And that's just for starters.

The Ideal Avatar Worksheet will walk you through the process of identifying where they shop, what they buy, how much they typically spend on products comparable to yours, and much more.

Q2: What Do They Struggle With?

Studies show that people are often more willing to spend money to eliminate pain than they are to spend money on things that give them pleasure.

For example, instead of buying a new PlayStation 4 Pro, I replaced a broken window.

When you know what your target customers struggle with, you know what they need. And, when you know what they need, you have a starting point for what products or services to create in your business.

Or, if you've already got a product or service but are trying to figure out upsells or how to increase a client's value for your business, knowing what your target market still struggles with will help you determine what to make next.

Q3: How Am I Able to Help My Target Market?

When I decided to outsource my lawn mowing duties, I started looking for companies who serviced my neighborhood. I found dozens of options.

Ask yourself how you're able to help. Ask yourself what makes you unique. Ask yourself how you're better than the competition, or what give you a competitive advantage.

Q4: Why Does My Target Market Choose to Shop Elsewhere?

I'm not suggesting that you should copy your competitors, but studying them is wise. No company has 100% market share, mind share, or even 100% share of wallet (the amount a customer spends with you out of the total they have to spend).

The fact of the matter is, your target customers are buying something from someone else. If you can understand why they shop elsewhere, regardless of whether they purchase from the other company or not, you'll be able to market your message more effectively.

Figure out why they shop around and what they look for.

Are they looking for a lower cost? Do they require a faster speed of delivery? Do they want or need more options? Do you have complicated purchasing process they don't want to deal with any longer?

If you don't think your customers and clients are shopping around, you're naïve. Don't be naïve =)

Q5: Who is NOT My Target Market?

One of the best things to know about your target market and your target customers is who they're not.

I made this mistake a lot. I tried to figure out how I could fit everyone into my target market instead of trying to figure out who I shouldn't waste my time with. When you know who is and isn't part of your target market, you can spend less time on advertising to the wrong people, and more time investing in people who already know the quality you provide.

For example, when we order pizza, we know there's only one Dominos location that will deliver to our home. If all of the pizza places were trying to market to me but only one could service me, all of the others would be wasting their money and energy.

Summary

One of the best things I did in my business was to eliminate people from my list of target customers. After I learned what they needed and what they didn't, I knew what to include in my marketing efforts and what to eliminate.

When you invest the time and energy to identify your target market, you can save the time and money you'd waste advertising to people who wouldn't buy from you anyway.

Question: Have you created an avatar for your business, products, or services?

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How to THRIVE, and Make Your Money Matter with Cole Hatter https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-thrive-make-money-matter-cole-hatter/ Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:42:07 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18926 https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-thrive-make-money-matter-cole-hatter/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-thrive-make-money-matter-cole-hatter/feed/ 0 <p>Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn how your view of money might be keeping you from any. Cole Hatter, millionaire, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, comes on the show today to talk about how money can buy happiness, and how to make money around a business model that makes a difference. If you've listened […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-thrive-make-money-matter-cole-hatter/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18926 tho-test-80>How to THRIVE, and Make Your Money Matter with Cole Hatter</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn how your view of money might be keeping you from any. Cole Hatter, millionaire, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, comes on the show today to talk about how money can buy happiness, and how to make money around a business model that makes a difference.

If you've listened to the Show for any amount of time, you know I LOVE the Thrive: Make Money Matter conference. And in today's episode, it's my pleasure to share this conversation with Cole Hatter, the founder of Thrive.


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Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn how your view of money might be keeping you from any. Cole Hatter, millionaire, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, comes on the show today to talk about how money can buy happiness, Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn how your view of money might be keeping you from any. Cole Hatter, millionaire, entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, comes on the show today to talk about how money can buy happiness, and how to make money around a business model that makes a difference. If you've listened […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 50:18 18926
Inside Look: Coaching Call with Bridgette Petrino [EWS] https://www.ellorywells.com/inside-look-coaching-call-with-bridgette-petrino/ Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:39:45 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18653 https://www.ellorywells.com/inside-look-coaching-call-with-bridgette-petrino/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/inside-look-coaching-call-with-bridgette-petrino/feed/ 0 <p>Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how one of my clients, Bridgette Petrino has used guest posting to build her brand, how to focus on your ideal client avatar, and some of the tools she's used to build her email list. If you've ever wondered what a coaching call with me is like, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/inside-look-coaching-call-with-bridgette-petrino/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18653 tho-test-78>Inside Look: Coaching Call with Bridgette Petrino [EWS]</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how one of my clients, Bridgette Petrino has used guest posting to build her brand, how to focus on your ideal client avatar, and some of the tools she's used to build her email list.

If you've ever wondered what a coaching call with me is like, give this one a listen. Enjoy!

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Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how one of my clients, Bridgette Petrino has used guest posting to build her brand, how to focus on your ideal client avatar, and some of the tools she's used to build her email list. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how one of my clients, Bridgette Petrino has used guest posting to build her brand, how to focus on your ideal client avatar, and some of the tools she's used to build her email list. If you've ever wondered what a coaching call with me is like, […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 57:02 18653
The 4 Major Reasons I Made Almost No Money My First 2 Years Online https://www.ellorywells.com/reasons-i-made-no-money-online/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:35:25 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18858 https://www.ellorywells.com/reasons-i-made-no-money-online/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/reasons-i-made-no-money-online/feed/ 0 <p>People always ask me how they can make money fast in their business. They want to get started today and begin making money tomorrow. And not tomorrow in the philosophical sense (i.e., that it never comes). I mean literally. They want to make money their second day in business. Want to listen? There's an audio version […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/reasons-i-made-no-money-online/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18858 tho-test-72>The 4 Major Reasons I Made Almost No Money My First 2 Years Online</thrive_headline></a>.</p> People always ask me how they can make money fast in their business. They want to get started today and begin making money tomorrow. And not tomorrow in the philosophical sense (i.e., that it never comes). I mean literally. They want to make money their second day in business.

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And making money your first year of business is just NOT possible. Or is it?

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Gary V. and I agree, the fastest way to make a profit is to buy something at a lower cost and sell it at a higher one. He suggests a combination of garage sales and eBay or Craigslist.

But, while making money your first year of business IS possible, I didn't do it. Well, I didn't make any amount of money to write home about. I covered my costs for software and hosting, and that was about it.

In truth, the first year I was online was not the first year I had a business. But, after about twelve months, I'd made about $500. I created my very first ebook, The Personal Branding Toolkit and sold a handful of those, and I think I made a couple affiliate sales for either Amazon or my web host company.

But you're not here to read about my early wins; you're here to learn the major reasons I made almost no money my first two years. And, your hope is that by learning what I did WRONG, you can avoid doing those same things as well. I hope that too =)

The 4 Major Reasons I Made Almost No Money My First 2 Years Online

Before I go into why I didn't make any money my first two years, I want to mention that after working with writers, podcasters, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs, full-time, for almost four years, these “reasons” plague almost everyone in the beginning. They're universal.

And, if you can fix what I did wrong, I have no doubt you'll fare far better than I did.

1: I Wasn't Professional Enough

My first website sucked. The layout was bad, the colors weren't consistent, and I only showed up to write, podcast, or create content when I felt like it. If my work ethic was a storefront, you might pull up to the front door and have to wonder if we were even open. Now I use tools like Thrive Themes to make everything look good.

Real professionals show up whether they feel like it or not. Real professionals put in the work even on their bad days, and don't take breaks because they “don't FEEL like working” today.

I think this is one of the biggest indicators of someone's level of dedication to their craft – successful people show up and do the work even when they don't want to.

And I failed at that my first two years.

Being a professional doesn't mean spending a ton of money on your craft. But, being a professional DOES mean that you out-work everybody else.

Being a professional means you show up early and stay late. It means you finish projects on time.

Being a professional means your clients and prospects know what to expect from you, and they get it. They don’t have to wonder if they'll get what they paid for.
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Not being a professional is a big deal because it makes a huge difference in whether or not you'll make it in business. I'm not saying you have to go “full-time” immediately. You can be a part-time entrepreneur and be successful. I'm saying that if you want my best advice, it would be to increase your level of professionalism.

Just a few quick tips to help you be more professional:

Create a simple logo, and put it on everything. Pick three colors for your website and no more. Create templates for everything so you deliver a consistent experience to your prospects. Be honest and confident.

2: I Wasn't Relatable Enough

There are two ways to build credibility in your business. You could put some PlayStations up on your shelves and borrow the credibility of Sony, or you could go out there and make friends, and shake hands the old fashioned way.

Buyers will not buy from you if they don't relate to you. Buyers buy from people and companies they know, like and trust.

You might think that credibility and relatability are two separate things. They are not. Credibility and relatability go hand in hand.

I wasted the first 15 months of my business because I tried to be aloof, detached, and impersonal. My readers couldn't connect with me, so they didn’t stick around. I tried to write with authority and without emotion, and I never talked about me or what I was up to. My website was bland, and so was the content I created.

But when I started to put more of my personality, quirks and all, into my writing and podcasting, people started coming in droves.

There are certain things you can do in your business to help you be more relatable to your visitors. I'll teach you in my course, 8 Weeks to Exit.

In short, like all businesses, I suffered from the #1 problem that keeps us from making money. And I didn't help the situation by hiding my personality.

Connect with your visitors. Talk about the things that interest you and that get you excited. Don't hide your imperfections, embrace them. Show your humanity, and you'll be more relatable.

3: I Wasn't Specific Enough

Many new entrepreneurs fail to narrow their focus, “niche down,” and get specific about who they're going to serve or who would benefit from their products. Your product isn't for everyone. If you think it is, you're wrong and need to spend more time going through the Ideal Avatar Worksheet.

Click Here to Download the Ideal Avatar Worksheet

I thought everyone should read my blog and listen to my podcast. I thought everyone should be interested in personal development, leadership, and in starting a business.

But I was wrong.

And, what's worse, even after I'd already had my business for a couple of years, I still avoided embracing a part of my back story that would enable me to be even more relatable. After I shared the raw truth about getting fired from my job and how I felt the last year of my employment, people around the country came out of the woodwork to tell me they were going through the same thing and experiencing the same feelings.

When you're designing your products, services, events and even email broadcasts, you have to think about one specific person who will benefit from them. Don't try to hide personal experiences you think will push people away.

Sharing about my life made me more relatable, and, as a result, my business grew exponentially.

4: I Wasn't Good Enough

This last reason why I made almost no money my first two years online is a real gut-punch. The plain and humbling truth is that I wasn't good enough.

Anyone can get started online. Anyone can build a website or write a blog post. Anyone can start a professional podcast and get it in iTunes.

But the ugly truth is that I wasn't good enough to stand out. I wasn't good enough to show people I was worth paying attention to or buying from. I was merely good, and good isn't good enough to stick around for very long.

At every stage of your life, to get up to the “next level,” whatever that is for you, you will have to get better. Good got you where you are; good will not get you where you want to go.

If you want to improve your skills as a writer, speaker, or salesman, I'll give you what you need in my program, 8 Weeks to Exit.

Summary

When I got started online, I had a part-time mindset and a part-time work ethic. Combined, those two things will kill any attempts at success.

I've worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past few years, and most of the struggles I see fall into one of these four categories. Be more professional, be more relatable, be more targeted, and be better.

Question: Which one of these reasons do you need to work on?

 

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People always ask me how they can make money fast in their business. They want to get started today and begin making money tomorrow. And not tomorrow in the philosophical sense (i.e., that it never comes). I mean literally. People always ask me how they can make money fast in their business. They want to get started today and begin making money tomorrow. And not tomorrow in the philosophical sense (i.e., that it never comes). I mean literally. They want to make money their second day in business. Want to listen? There's an audio version […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 13:38 18858
What If You Decided Today Was the Day You Started https://www.ellorywells.com/what-if-you-decided-today-was-the-day-you-started/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:37:37 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18761 https://www.ellorywells.com/what-if-you-decided-today-was-the-day-you-started/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/what-if-you-decided-today-was-the-day-you-started/feed/ 0 <p>What if you decided that you weren't going to wait any longer? What if you decided that you weren't going to wait for the right conditions, and you weren't going to wait for someone to finally push you towards achieving your goals? Want to listen? There's an audio version below The truth is, no matter […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/what-if-you-decided-today-was-the-day-you-started/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18761 tho-test-73>What If You Decided Today Was the Day You Started</thrive_headline></a>.</p> What if you decided that you weren't going to wait any longer? What if you decided that you weren't going to wait for the right conditions, and you weren't going to wait for someone to finally push you towards achieving your goals?

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The truth is, no matter how long you wait, there will always be reasons for you to not decide to make a difference.

The Time Will Never Be Right

No matter what you do, whatever your dream may be, it will never be the right time, much less the perfect time, for you to just decide to go after your dreams.

Don't make the mistake of believing you have to see the finish line before you take the first step on your journey. Most of the time successful people who live out their dreams have no idea what's coming next, but they decide to move anyway.

Nobody will tell you to take your foot off the brake. Nobody will tell you to go. Time isn't the problem. Not spending it wisely is the problem.

Stop Planning Everything

Think back over your life and take one awesome example of a great experience, a life changing event, or just something that was really fantastic which took your life to the next level.

Was that event planned?

Sure, it could be that you planned a vacation to Disney World and it changed your life. But if you really think about it, my guess would be that the events in your history that really changed your course and redirected your life, and made a difference in where you are today, are those things events that weren't planned.

Decide to Decide

What if you decided that today was the day that you're going to take your future, your destiny, and your life into your own hands?

What if today was the day that you decided to push away all the excuses, got rid of all the reasons for you not to succeed and not to win, and decided that today is going to be the day that you took the first step?

You don't need permission, so stop asking for it.

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

A few years ago, I read the book Start by Jon Acuff. There was a part that really struck me. Acuff wrote,

“One of the worst things you can do is to try to find your purpose in life. Nothing cripples you like trying to ‘find your purpose' or ‘figure out your dream' or ‘name your passion.'”

Don't wait until your future is a perfect picture before starting to paint. Don't wait until you can see the finish line before you take your first step.

Never Stop Never Stopping

Stop trying to find your purpose or find out what you were made to do, and do something. Experiment. Try new things. You might be surprised by what you like or what you're good at, but you won't know until you try something new.

When I look back over the last 15 or so years of my life, the things I regret the most are the things I never tried. I regret not taking risks, not being bold, and going on adventures when I had the chance. In another 15 years, I don't want to look back and feel the same way.

What If You Decided Today Was the Day You Started

If you were going to decide today was the day you were going to try something new, something that might not work, what would you try?

And if you do decide that today is YOUR DAY and that you're ready to take action on starting your online business, check out 8 Weeks to Exit.

 

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What if you decided that you weren't going to wait any longer? What if you decided that you weren't going to wait for the right conditions, and you weren't going to wait for someone to finally push you towards achieving your goals? Want to listen? What if you decided that you weren't going to wait any longer? What if you decided that you weren't going to wait for the right conditions, and you weren't going to wait for someone to finally push you towards achieving your goals? Want to listen? There's an audio version below The truth is, no matter […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 13:43 18761
8 Weeks to Exit: How to Start Your Business Online https://www.ellorywells.com/teaser-8-weeks-to-exit/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:36:27 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18566 https://www.ellorywells.com/teaser-8-weeks-to-exit/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/teaser-8-weeks-to-exit/feed/ 0 <p>Over the past several years, I've gotten to meet with, talk to, get to know, and coach some really amazing people. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But one thing is almost universal, and that's self-doubt. No matter how successful people are, they always doubt themselves whenever they think they want to try […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/teaser-8-weeks-to-exit/">8 Weeks to Exit: How to Start Your Business Online</a>.</p> Over the past several years, I've gotten to meet with, talk to, get to know, and coach some really amazing people.

Want to listen? There's an audio version below

But one thing is almost universal, and that's self-doubt. No matter how successful people are, they always doubt themselves whenever they think they want to try something new.

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Regardless of the obstacles they've overcome, there's always a little heckler in the back of their mind saying, “you're not that good; you're not that talented; now isn't the right time; what if you fail; I bet you'd feel pretty stupid if your friends found out what you were up to…”

And that heckler is a lying asshole.

But he's there.

And, over time, I've found that people who would otherwise want to work with me suddenly feel as if they have nothing to offer. They convince themselves that their “just not ready yet.”

And, I think I've missed an opportunity to help these people. I think I've failed in my efforts to create more entrepreneurs, and empower & equip them. I've allowed these amazing people to give into their self-doubt, give up their dreams, and settle into a quasi-comfortable daily existence.

Well, one night about a month ago, at around 2:15 am, I laid awake unable to go back to sleep. And I had an idea – to bring beginners together, and teach them what I know, in detail, and provide them with a mastermind of other beginners.

No feeling like you're behind, no feeling like you have nothing to contribute, and no feeling like you're holding everyone else back.

But an opportunity to stare self-doubt in the face and to tell your heckler to go screw himself. =)

I'm building an 8-week program to help YOU get started online, and start from the very beginning the RIGHT way. Everything I've done you can do too. Don't forget that. And this program will show you how!

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Over the past several years, I've gotten to meet with, talk to, get to know, and coach some really amazing people. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But one thing is almost universal, and that's self-doubt. Over the past several years, I've gotten to meet with, talk to, get to know, and coach some really amazing people. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But one thing is almost universal, and that's self-doubt. No matter how successful people are, they always doubt themselves whenever they think they want to try […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 35:17 18566
3 New Friends You Need to Make Today https://www.ellorywells.com/new-friends-make-today/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:39:57 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18548 https://www.ellorywells.com/new-friends-make-today/#respond https://www.ellorywells.com/new-friends-make-today/feed/ 0 <p>Who are your friends? Are they a force for positivity in your life? Do they keep you accountable to your goals and help you move forward? Want to listen? There's an audio version below A few days ago, one of my new friends on Facebook made the comment that we should always surround ourselves with […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/new-friends-make-today/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18548 tho-test-69>3 New Friends You Need to Make Today</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Who are your friends? Are they a force for positivity in your life? Do they keep you accountable to your goals and help you move forward?

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A few days ago, one of my new friends on Facebook made the comment that we should always surround ourselves with people who will help us get where we're going. Assuming we know where we want to go and what we want to achieve…

Who should our new friends be?

make new friends

I don't talk to anyone from my old life. Meaning, I don't hear from, talk to, have lunch or hang out with anyone who I worked with in Corporate America.

Maybe I should. Maybe I'm making a mistake or missing out on opportunities… I don't know. Though I'm not, like, enemies, with those people, we're just not going the same places in life and we're not trying to achieve similar things.

And, maybe you've found yourself in the same boat.

Either you don't want to hang out with your current friends because they're not going where you're going, OR, perhaps, you know you'll need new friends to help you get where you want to go.

As the saying goes, today's problems won't be solved with yesterday's thinking, and the same goes for our friends. Not always, but sometimes. The same friends who helped us get where we are might not be the same friends who will help us achieve our new goals or reach higher levels of success.

Related: 7 Types of People Successful People Avoid

So, as I began thinking about my friend's comment on Facebook, I started thinking about what types of friends you and I need to start making if we want to do all the things we want to do in life.

And I came up with a short list.

3 Types of  New Friends You Need to Make Today

1: Make Friends with Someone Who is Already Doing What You Want to Do

There have been times in my life when I thought I wanted to do something new. Like, start a new job, change careers, those types of things. But, after talking with someone who was already doing the job I wanted to do… well, I got a dose of reality and I changed my mind.

On the other hand, making friends with someone who is already doing what you want to do will show you the ins and outs of what it's like to do that job. Your new friend can show you the ropes, introduce you to new contacts, and help you get to where you're going.

Related: Why It's So Important to Surround Yourself with the Right Kinds People

2: Make Friends with Someone Who Wants to Do What You're Doing Now

One of the best ways to get better at what you're doing is to teach someone else how to do it. We learn through teaching, and by finding someone to mentor, we will improve our skills.

Plus, when you teach the next round of coaches, sales people, artists, players, etc., you have the opportunity to shape the hearts and minds of the next generation. That may sound a little sappy, but building up others is how you create a lasting legacy.

And coaching and mentoring as a business model is profitable.8 weeks to exit

3: Make Friends with Someone Who Can Help You Get to Do What You Want to Do

The person who can open the door for you might not be the same person on the other side of it. The friend who is doing what you want to do might see you as competition and might not want to help you get to do what you want to do.

Plus, the person who can open all sorts of doors for you and show you new opportunities might be doing something entirely different what you want to do.

Confused?

Let me give you an example.

One of my good friends, Jason Beaton, owns AirTight Marketing. He builds complex sales funnels and email marketing campaigns for companies around the world.

Jason and I have been friends for a long time, and every opportunity I get, I recommend his email marketing services to the companies I work with. I don't see Jason as competition because we don't do the same things. I try to open doors for him, but I don't build email marketing funnels and I'm not doing what he wants to do.

Related: 2 Reasons You're Not Achieving Your Goals

The person who can help you do what you want to do might be outside your industry, so don't be afraid to look around.

Summary

I'm not saying you need to turn your back on your friends. And I'm not saying you have to always be searching for new, better friends to replace your lazy, slacker current ones.

However, who you surround yourself with matters. Finding like-minded people you can learn from and collaborate with will have a seriously positive impact on your future.

Question: Who's a friend you need to replace?

 

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Who are your friends? Are they a force for positivity in your life? Do they keep you accountable to your goals and help you move forward? Want to listen? There's an audio version below A few days ago, one of my new friends on Facebook made the comment ... Who are your friends? Are they a force for positivity in your life? Do they keep you accountable to your goals and help you move forward? Want to listen? There's an audio version below A few days ago, one of my new friends on Facebook made the comment that we should always surround ourselves with […] Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 17:06 18548
An Open Letter to Entrepreneurs https://www.ellorywells.com/open-letter-to-entrepreneurs/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:15:21 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18720 <p>You've been waiting for so long. You've planned, you've studied, and you've prepared. You've read books, listened to podcasts, subscribed to blogs and watched webinars… Want to listen? There's an audio version below But now it's time. It's time for you to take action now. It's time for you to put all of your preparation into […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/open-letter-to-entrepreneurs/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18720 tho-test-68>An Open Letter to Entrepreneurs</thrive_headline></a>.</p> You've been waiting for so long. You've planned, you've studied, and you've prepared. You've read books, listened to podcasts, subscribed to blogs and watched webinars… Want to listen? There's an audio version below But now it's time. 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There's an audio version below Let's assume for a second that you already had a business plan, start-up capital, and an excellent idea. If you did, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 20:22 18377 The Only 2 Things You’ll Ever Need to Know About Building Credibility https://www.ellorywells.com/building-credibility/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:41:34 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9426 <p>When it comes to credibility, there are only two ways to get it. The fast way and the slow way. There's little middle ground, and there's no way to build it wrong. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But building credibility is essential to your success. With it, you can do great things. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/building-credibility/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-9426 tho-test-65>The Only 2 Things You’ll Ever Need to Know About Building Credibility</thrive_headline></a>.</p> When it comes to credibility, there are only two ways to get it. The fast way and the slow way. There's little middle ground, and there's no way to build it wrong. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But building credibility is essential to ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 17:28 9426 Why You Should Treat Your Online Store More Like a Retail Shop https://www.ellorywells.com/online-store-like-retail-shop/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:38:28 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18327 <p>Having a successful online business isn't all that different from having a successful offline or retail business. Buyers are buyers, whether they're in your store or on your website. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Today, let's look at some of the basic principles that work both online and offline, and how you […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/online-store-like-retail-shop/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18327 tho-test-63>Why You Should Treat Your Online Store More Like a Retail Shop</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Having a successful online business isn't all that different from having a successful offline or retail business. Buyers are buyers, whether they're in your store or on your website. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Today, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 35:17 18327 10 Things No One Will Tell You About Starting a Business https://www.ellorywells.com/10-things-no-one-will-tell-starting-business/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:32:36 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=13939 <p>These days it seems everyone is calling themselves an “entrepreneur.” There's a lot of talk about leaving your job, following your dreams, making money while you sleep, and living with passion. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Each of those things is fantastic. But, there are a lot of things aspiring-entrepreneurs AREN'T hearing, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/10-things-no-one-will-tell-starting-business/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-13939 tho-test-60>10 Things No One Will Tell You About Starting a Business</thrive_headline></a>.</p> These days it seems everyone is calling themselves an “entrepreneur.” There's a lot of talk about leaving your job, following your dreams, making money while you sleep, and living with passion. Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 35:54 13939 Writing Challenge: How to Improve SEO and Grow Your Business https://www.ellorywells.com/writing-challenge-how-to-improve-seo-and-grow-your-business/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:17:57 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18338 <p>I started blogging five years ago. I didn't know much about how to do it, when to do it, or what would make an effective blog post. Want to listen? There's an audio version below So, for eighteen months, I struggled. Sure, I had traffic, but it was mostly me refreshing my blog roll every […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/writing-challenge-how-to-improve-seo-and-grow-your-business/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18338 tho-test-61>Writing Challenge: How to Improve SEO and Grow Your Business</thrive_headline></a>.</p> I started blogging five years ago. I didn't know much about how to do it, when to do it, or what would make an effective blog post. Want to listen? There's an audio version below So, for eighteen months, I struggled. Sure, I had traffic, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 29:23 18338 How to Develop a Writing Habit https://www.ellorywells.com/develop-writing-habit/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:59:03 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18355 <p>Most of us, most of the time, operate based on our habits. Many of the things we do each day are things we do because we've done them that way for so long we don't even think about it. Want to listen? There's an audio version below We put our brains on autopilot, we do […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/develop-writing-habit/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18355 tho-test-59>How to Develop a Writing Habit</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Most of us, most of the time, operate based on our habits. Many of the things we do each day are things we do because we've done them that way for so long we don't even think about it. Want to listen? There's an audio version below We put our brains on... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 34:29 18355 I’m Giving Up on Evernote and Switching to OneNote https://www.ellorywells.com/goodbye-evernote-hello-onenote/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:35:53 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18279 <p>Evernote, I'm done with you. I've had it. I'm moving on. I started using you six years ago, and you help me sync and store over 1100 notes in more than a dozen notebooks. I've talked about the power of using you several times here on my blog, but now I'm done. Want to listen? There's an […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/goodbye-evernote-hello-onenote/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18279 tho-test-55>I’m Giving Up on Evernote and Switching to OneNote</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Evernote, I'm done with you. I've had it. I'm moving on. I started using you six years ago, and you help me sync and store over 1100 notes in more than a dozen notebooks. I've talked about the power of using you several times here on my blog, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 39:20 18279 Why I Started Focusing More on My Email List https://www.ellorywells.com/focuse-on-my-email-list/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:17:01 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18225 <p>The money is in the list. Content is king. SEO. Backlinks. WordPress. I don't need a blog; I use social media… … it can get pretty confusing, can't it? Over the past few months, I've decided to put more time and effort into communicating with my email list. The results are mixed, but here's why […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/focuse-on-my-email-list/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18225 tho-test-54>Why I Started Focusing More on My Email List</thrive_headline></a>.</p> The money is in the list. Content is king. SEO. Backlinks. WordPress. I don't need a blog; I use social media… … it can get pretty confusing, can't it? Over the past few months, I've decided to put more time and effort into communicating with my email ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 31:15 18225 Why I Don’t Care About Your Great Idea https://www.ellorywells.com/dont-care-great-idea/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:26:44 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18256 <p>You've got a new idea. You've got a GREAT idea. You're going to change the world with your idea, make a million bucks, and do what you love for the rest of your life. Want to listen? There's an audio version below And I don't care. I used to think ideas were amazing things. Coming […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/dont-care-great-idea/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18256 tho-test-53>Why I Don’t Care About Your Great Idea</thrive_headline></a>.</p> You've got a new idea. You've got a GREAT idea. You're going to change the world with your idea, make a million bucks, and do what you love for the rest of your life. Want to listen? There's an audio version below And I don't care. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 11:47 18256 How to (Realistically) Plan Your Exit Strategy https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-realistically-plan-your-exit-strategy/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:35:35 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17989 <p>Everyone should start a business at least once in their life. Entrepreneurship will make you a better person. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But, as we get older, as we take on more responsibilities, becoming an entrepreneur becomes more and more difficult. Since I want you to leave your job, start a business […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/how-to-realistically-plan-your-exit-strategy/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17989 tho-test-52>How to (Realistically) Plan Your Exit Strategy</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Everyone should start a business at least once in their life. Entrepreneurship will make you a better person. Want to listen? There's an audio version below But, as we get older, as we take on more responsibilities, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 37:39 17989 Why Having a Chip on Your Shoulder Could Be the Best Thing for Your Success https://www.ellorywells.com/why-having-a-chip-on-your-shoulder-could-be-the-best-thing-for-your-success/ Mon, 22 May 2017 14:14:49 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18054 <p>Hey, what's your problem? What's wrong with you? Why are you so obsessed? Why do you have a chip on your shoulder? Be careful how you answer those questions. Having a “problem” or a “chip on your shoulder” might just be the best thing you could have if you want to be majorly successful in […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/why-having-a-chip-on-your-shoulder-could-be-the-best-thing-for-your-success/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18054 tho-test-51>Why Having a Chip on Your Shoulder Could Be the Best Thing for Your Success</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Hey, what's your problem? What's wrong with you? Why are you so obsessed? Why do you have a chip on your shoulder? Be careful how you answer those questions. Having a “problem” or a “chip on your shoulder” might just be the best thing you could have if... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 23:11 18054 3 Reasons You Should Attend Mastermind Weekend in Austin, Texas https://www.ellorywells.com/3-reasons-should-attend-mastermind-weekend-austin-texas/ Mon, 15 May 2017 10:49:07 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17975 <p>What if you could spend 36 hours with other entrepreneurs who understood you and what you were trying to achieve with your business? How would your life and business be different if you were able to connect with people who would encourage you, share their business-building techniques with you, and have the opportunity to get […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/3-reasons-should-attend-mastermind-weekend-austin-texas/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17975 tho-test-50>3 Reasons You Should Attend Mastermind Weekend in Austin, Texas</thrive_headline></a>.</p> What if you could spend 36 hours with other entrepreneurs who understood you and what you were trying to achieve with your business? How would your life and business be different if you were able to connect with people who would encourage you, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 25:17 17975 We’re More Alike Than Different https://www.ellorywells.com/more-alike-than-different/ Fri, 12 May 2017 10:05:23 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=18032 <p>Have you ever stopped to consider that we're more alike than different? A couple of weekends ago, I flew to Toronto to attend Vacation Rental Success Summit. While I don't own a vacation rental, nor have I stayed at one, I was interested in watching one of my clients speak on stage, and I wanted […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/more-alike-than-different/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-18032 tho-test-49>We’re More Alike Than Different</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Have you ever stopped to consider that we're more alike than different? A couple of weekends ago, I flew to Toronto to attend Vacation Rental Success Summit. While I don't own a vacation rental, nor have I stayed at one, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 10:59 18032 4 Tips for Growing Your Email List https://www.ellorywells.com/4-tips-growing-your-email-list/ Mon, 01 May 2017 10:29:38 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17932 <p>One of the most common requests I get through my community survey is for me to share more about how to grow an email list. Want to listen? There's an audio version below I guess talking about how to get better results with your email campaigns in this post, and how NOT to grow your list here, and how to get […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/4-tips-growing-your-email-list/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17932 tho-test-48>4 Tips for Growing Your Email List</thrive_headline></a>.</p> One of the most common requests I get through my community survey is for me to share more about how to grow an email list. Want to listen? There's an audio version below I guess talking about how to get better results with your email campaigns in this ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 21:18 17932 3 Questions that Will Determine How Successful You Are https://www.ellorywells.com/3-questions-determine-successful/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:27:32 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17918 <p>I wish there were a formula for success. I would love for someone to outline the specific plan that would lead us to amazing results. But there isn't. The best we can do is learn, observe, and do the things we need to do so we have the best chances of getting what we want. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/3-questions-determine-successful/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17918 tho-test-47>3 Questions that Will Determine How Successful You Are</thrive_headline></a>.</p> I wish there were a formula for success. I would love for someone to outline the specific plan that would lead us to amazing results. But there isn't. The best we can do is learn, observe, and do the things we need to do so we have the best chances of ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 21:04 17918 It Took 15 Days to Do What?! [EWS18] https://www.ellorywells.com/ews18-took-15-days/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:36:43 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17897 <p>Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear about my upcoming LIVE event, the #1 thing listeners have asked me for so I can improve the show, and what I've been up to the last 15 days since the previous episode. If you're looking for the next must-attend event, if you're a podcaster looking to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ews18-took-15-days/">It Took 15 Days to Do What?! [EWS18]</a>.</p> Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear about my upcoming LIVE event, the #1 thing listeners have asked me for so I can improve the show, and what I've been up to the last 15 days since the previous episode. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 16:13 17897 Your Part-Time Mindset Is Keeping You From Full-Time Success https://www.ellorywells.com/part-time-mindset-prevents-full-time-success/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:33:53 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17706 <p>Just the other day, someone told me the price of my mastermind group was “out of range” for her right now. Over the past five years, I've come to realize that some people are unwilling to do what is necessary to achieve their goals. Want to listen? There's an audio version below While I understand […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/part-time-mindset-prevents-full-time-success/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17706 tho-test-45>Your Part-Time Mindset Is Keeping You From Full-Time Success</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Just the other day, someone told me the price of my mastermind group was “out of range” for her right now. Over the past five years, I've come to realize that some people are unwilling to do what is necessary to achieve their goals. Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 21:25 17706 8 Emails that Help Build Rapport https://www.ellorywells.com/8-emails-build-rapport/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:35:01 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17695 <p>A good email is a powerful tool in the hands of a qualified salesperson. Used properly, email can bring in thousands of dollars of revenue. Used incorrectly, emails can sink a business or career faster than an oil tanker off the coast. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Two years ago, when I […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/8-emails-build-rapport/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17695 tho-test-44>8 Emails that Help Build Rapport</thrive_headline></a>.</p> A good email is a powerful tool in the hands of a qualified salesperson. Used properly, email can bring in thousands of dollars of revenue. Used incorrectly, emails can sink a business or career faster than an oil tanker off the coast. Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 31:54 17695 If You Wanted to “Pick My Brain,” Here’s the Business Advice I’d Give You https://www.ellorywells.com/if-you-wanted-to-pick-my-brain-heres-the-advice-id-give-you/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:25:13 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17716 <p>Let's get down to business. You're here because you want to grow your business, and you want to learn from me. Duh. Over the past few weeks, I've gotten several emails from people who are trying to get their business either going or growing. But, for some reason, they're not getting traction, not making sales […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/if-you-wanted-to-pick-my-brain-heres-the-advice-id-give-you/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17716 tho-test-43>If You Wanted to “Pick My Brain,” Here’s the Business Advice I’d Give You</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Let's get down to business. You're here because you want to grow your business, and you want to learn from me. Duh. Over the past few weeks, I've gotten several emails from people who are trying to get their business either going or growing. But, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 36:14 17716 Why Some People Get Results and Others Don’t [EWS17] https://www.ellorywells.com/why-some-people-get-results-and-others-dont-ews17/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:41:59 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17348 <p>Some people get results, others don't. But why is that? Why do some people get success while other people seem to stall, spin their wheels, and make no progress? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear two short clips from a coaching call I had in February. My client and I discuss why some […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/why-some-people-get-results-and-others-dont-ews17/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17348 tho-test-41>Why Some People Get Results and Others Don’t [EWS17]</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Some people get results, others don't. But why is that? Why do some people get success while other people seem to stall, spin their wheels, and make no progress? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear two short clips from a coaching call I had in ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 26:37 17348 The Business Honeymoon Period, Funks, and Why You Should Be Working for Free [EWS16] https://www.ellorywells.com/ews16-business-honeymoon-funks-work-free/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:15:48 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17634 <p>With startups, there's a business honeymoon period. Then reality. Then you go through a funk. Let's talk about what to do, and why working for free may be the best way to start your business. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how even successful entrepreneurs can go into a lull when the honeymoon […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ews16-business-honeymoon-funks-work-free/">The Business Honeymoon Period, Funks, and Why You Should Be Working for Free [EWS16]</a>.</p> With startups, there's a business honeymoon period. Then reality. Then you go through a funk. Let's talk about what to do, and why working for free may be the best way to start your business. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 30:48 17634 2 Reasons You’re Not Achieving Your Goals (And How to Fix it) [EWS15] https://www.ellorywells.com/2-reasons-youre-not-achieving-goals-fix-ews15/ Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:51:33 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17355 <p>Have you ever become stagnant when going after your goals? Do you ever feel like you're stuck, or that you're not getting the results you want? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn two MAJOR reasons why you might not be achieving your goals. These are two issues I've faced in the past, and, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/2-reasons-youre-not-achieving-goals-fix-ews15/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17355 tho-test-42>2 Reasons You’re Not Achieving Your Goals (And How to Fix it) [EWS15]</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Have you ever become stagnant when going after your goals? Do you ever feel like you're stuck, or that you're not getting the results you want? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn two MAJOR reasons why you might not be achieving your goals. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 4:53 17355 How to Create Content that Builds Your Business https://www.ellorywells.com/create-content-marketing-build-your-business/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:45:37 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17476 <p>Are you building a business from scratch? Are you trying to establish your brand and get noticed, but you're not sure how to do it or where to start? Want to listen? There's an audio version below It's Saturday night, and I hadn't planned on working this evening. Ashley is out of town, and I […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/create-content-marketing-build-your-business/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17476 tho-test-38>How to Create Content that Builds Your Business</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Are you building a business from scratch? Are you trying to establish your brand and get noticed, but you're not sure how to do it or where to start? Want to listen? There's an audio version below It's Saturday night, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 37:25 17476 Roadmap Wk 1: Laying the Groundwork for Your Business [EWS14] https://www.ellorywells.com/roadmap-week-1-laying-groundwork-business-ews14/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:05:45 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17312 <p>Every business needs a solid foundation. To be successful, you need to lay the groundwork correctly from the very beginning, and that's what we're going to talk about today. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax. – Abraham Lincoln Today on the Ellory Wells […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/roadmap-week-1-laying-groundwork-business-ews14/">Roadmap Wk 1: Laying the Groundwork for Your Business [EWS14]</a>.</p> Every business needs a solid foundation. To be successful, you need to lay the groundwork correctly from the very beginning, and that's what we're going to talk about today. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpeni... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 34:16 17312 Why Millennials Are Primed for Success in Today’s Business World https://www.ellorywells.com/millennials-primed-for-success/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:44:31 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17380 <p>I'm not a fan of the term “millennials.” Though I technically am one, I feel like there is far too much of a difference between those of us at the older end of the spectrum, and those of us in the younger part of our “coffee in the morning, wine in the evening” generation. Want […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/millennials-primed-for-success/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17380 tho-test-37>Why Millennials Are Primed for Success in Today’s Business World</thrive_headline></a>.</p> I'm not a fan of the term “millennials.” Though I technically am one, I feel like there is far too much of a difference between those of us at the older end of the spectrum, and those of us in the younger part of our “coffee in the morning, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 15:54 17380 I’m Sorry. Plus, I Return with the Tools I Used to Build My Business [EWS13] https://www.ellorywells.com/im-sorry-return-tools-used-build-business-ews13/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:45:39 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17292 <p>I made a mistake. I let my community, and specifically my podcast listeners, down. I need to apologize for letting you down, for not fulfilling my promise to do everything possible to help you live a life of passion, for not equipping you to build your business, and for not empowering you to leave a […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/im-sorry-return-tools-used-build-business-ews13/">I’m Sorry. Plus, I Return with the Tools I Used to Build My Business [EWS13]</a>.</p> I made a mistake. I let my community, and specifically my podcast listeners, down. I need to apologize for letting you down, for not fulfilling my promise to do everything possible to help you live a life of passion, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 27:53 17292 Why You Should Be Working For Free https://www.ellorywells.com/why-you-should-be-working-for-free/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:38:10 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=17281 <p>As he sat in his small apartment and watched the two men on the grainy television, an idea began to form in his mind. If a relative no-name fighter could earn his way into the ring to face one of the most well-known boxers in the world… His mind raced with possibilities. Could he do […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/why-you-should-be-working-for-free/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-17281 tho-test-36>Why You Should Be Working For Free</thrive_headline></a>.</p> As he sat in his small apartment and watched the two men on the grainy television, an idea began to form in his mind. If a relative no-name fighter could earn his way into the ring to face one of the most well-known boxers in the world… His mind raced ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 14:09 17281 Mind Share vs Market Share: Which Is Better For Your Business? https://www.ellorywells.com/mind-share-vs-market-share/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:27:15 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15883 <p>Mind share is a term (a business philosophy really) I've been talking about for the past few years. I dedicated a section of my book to mind share but also want to use this platform to talk about, what I believe, is one of the most important things to consider when building your reputation and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/mind-share-vs-market-share/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15883 tho-test-11>Mind Share vs Market Share: Which Is Better For Your Business?</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Mind share is a term (a business philosophy really) I've been talking about for the past few years. I dedicated a section of my book to mind share but also want to use this platform to talk about, what I believe, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 7:25 15883 4 Questions that Will Help You Get Clarity in Your Business https://www.ellorywells.com/questions-clarity-business/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:09:12 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15572 <p>Do you have a great idea? Have you thought about turning that idea into a business? It can often be a challenge to find focus and clarity about what you're doing or around the adventure you're about to start. One of the benefits of participating in a mastermind is that your fellow members can help […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/questions-clarity-business/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15572 tho-test-1>4 Questions that Will Help You Get Clarity in Your Business</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Do you have a great idea? Have you thought about turning that idea into a business? It can often be a challenge to find focus and clarity about what you're doing or around the adventure you're about to start. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 7:12 15572 How Do I Grow My Business Beyond “It’s Just Me”? [EWS12] https://www.ellorywells.com/how-do-i-grow-my-business-beyond-its-just-me-ews12/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:20:47 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15462 <p>Do you own your business, or do you really just own your job? Do you love what you do, but keep asking “How do I grow my business beyond “it's just me?” Starting your own business can be hard. Growing it can be even harder. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll get to sit in […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/how-do-i-grow-my-business-beyond-its-just-me-ews12/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15462 tho-test-7>How Do I Grow My Business Beyond “It’s Just Me”? [EWS12]</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Do you own your business, or do you really just own your job? Do you love what you do, but keep asking “How do I grow my business beyond “it's just me?” Starting your own business can be hard. Growing it can be even harder. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 49:35 15462 It’s Never Too Late to Get Started https://www.ellorywells.com/too-old-to-start/ Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:30:05 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15509 <p>You're too old. You have no new ideas, much less good ones, and everything original is coming from the guys and girls in their twenties and thirties. It's too late. You waited too long, and it's now time to pass the torch. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Everything you just read is […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/too-old-to-start/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15509 tho-test-10>It’s Never Too Late to Get Started</thrive_headline></a>.</p> You're too old. You have no new ideas, much less good ones, and everything original is coming from the guys and girls in their twenties and thirties. It's too late. You waited too long, and it's now time to pass the torch. Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 5:57 15509 8 Reasons Pokémon Go Has Taken Over the World https://www.ellorywells.com/pokemon-go-has-taken-over/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:19:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15416 <p>Pokémon Go is the hottest app in the world right now. It broke records for most downloads, set new ones, and continues to garner more attention than any other app on any phone, ever. But why did Pokémon Go take over? Why is it so popular? And, is it here to stay? It's my turn […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/pokemon-go-has-taken-over/">8 Reasons Pokémon Go Has Taken Over the World</a>.</p> Pokémon Go is the hottest app in the world right now. It broke records for most downloads, set new ones, and continues to garner more attention than any other app on any phone, ever. But why did Pokémon Go take over? Why is it so popular? And, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 7:54 15416 How a System of Learning from the Middle Ages Can Help You Grow Your Business [EWS11] https://www.ellorywells.com/ews11-apprentice-mentorship-grow-your-business/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:29:48 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15407 <p>How would you like it if you had to study, like an apprentice, every day for seven years and then pass a test before being able to start your business? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how a system of learning and skill-building from the middle ages could be the key to successfully […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ews11-apprentice-mentorship-grow-your-business/">How a System of Learning from the Middle Ages Can Help You Grow Your Business [EWS11]</a>.</p> How would you like it if you had to study, like an apprentice, every day for seven years and then pass a test before being able to start your business? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how a system of learning and skill-building from the mid... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 37:22 15407 The Science Behind Success https://www.ellorywells.com/math-science-success/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:28:52 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15386 <p>I've done it! I've figured out the science behind success. You may think I've lost it; you might think I couldn't possibly have the answer. Whatever you think is fine with me, but I've figured it out, and I'm about to share it with you. Want to listen? There's an audio version below Since I […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/math-science-success/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15386 tho-test-28>The Science Behind Success</thrive_headline></a>.</p> I've done it! I've figured out the science behind success. You may think I've lost it; you might think I couldn't possibly have the answer. Whatever you think is fine with me, but I've figured it out, and I'm about to share it with you. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 6:20 15386 Falling Out of Love with Your Business (And How To Bounce Back) [EWS10] https://www.ellorywells.com/falling-love-business-bounce-back-ews10/ Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:38:32 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15383 <p>Building a business can be tough, and it's not always rainbows and sunshine. If you're not surrounded by people who will encourage you, it's easy to fall out of love with your business and get in a funk. But there's a way to bounce back! Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear two powerful stories. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/falling-love-business-bounce-back-ews10/">Falling Out of Love with Your Business (And How To Bounce Back) [EWS10]</a>.</p> Building a business can be tough, and it's not always rainbows and sunshine. If you're not surrounded by people who will encourage you, it's easy to fall out of love with your business and get in a funk. But there's a way to bounce back! Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:07:49 15383 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Coach https://www.ellorywells.com/10-questions-before-hire-a-coach/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:31:19 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15070 <p>Summer is a time when most people take off. They head to the beach, slow down on their reading, became strangers at the gym, and “take a break” from their daily grind. But successful people work when other people don't. They put in the work, focus on the goal, and get things done. And, they […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/10-questions-before-hire-a-coach/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15070 tho-test-8>10 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Coach</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Summer is a time when most people take off. They head to the beach, slow down on their reading, became strangers at the gym, and “take a break” from their daily grind. But successful people work when other people don't. They put in the work, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 8:23 15070 Profit, Enjoyment, Impact, and How to Ask for Business [EWS9] https://www.ellorywells.com/ask-for-business-profit-enjoyment-impact-ews9/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:41:19 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15353 <p>Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how to ask for business, and use profit, enjoyment, and impact to get your business moving in the right direction. I've also included a talk I gave at Podcast Movement in 2016 called, Proof of Concept: How to Use Your Podcast to Showcase Your Skills and Build Your […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ask-for-business-profit-enjoyment-impact-ews9/">Profit, Enjoyment, Impact, and How to Ask for Business [EWS9]</a>.</p> Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear how to ask for business, and use profit, enjoyment, and impact to get your business moving in the right direction. I've also included a talk I gave at Podcast Movement in 2016 called, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 29:21 15353 Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Second Book https://www.ellorywells.com/why-self-publish/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:54:43 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15329 <p>There's something about writing a book that makes you stand out in a crowd. Seeing your name in print carries a prestige that only a small few get to understand. Want to listen? There's an audio version below On July 8, 2016, I self-published my second book. Though Exit Strategy wasn't my first book to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/why-self-publish/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-15329 tho-test-9>Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Second Book</thrive_headline></a>.</p> There's something about writing a book that makes you stand out in a crowd. Seeing your name in print carries a prestige that only a small few get to understand. Want to listen? There's an audio version below On July 8, 2016, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 8:55 15329 How Your Greatest Failure Can Become Your Greatest Success [EWS8] https://www.ellorywells.com/ews-brenda-mcgraw-greatest-failure-become-greatest-success/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:47:01 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14998 <p>Sometimes our lowest points are the same ones that will help us reach and connect with people. Our greatest failure can lead to our greatest success. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear a coaching call with Brenda McGraw, an insurance sales person turned coach. We'll discuss the mindset required to charge for your […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ews-brenda-mcgraw-greatest-failure-become-greatest-success/">How Your Greatest Failure Can Become Your Greatest Success [EWS8]</a>.</p> Sometimes our lowest points are the same ones that will help us reach and connect with people. Our greatest failure can lead to our greatest success. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll hear a coaching call with Brenda McGraw, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:12:56 14998 Book Launch Strategy, How Failure is Your Greatest Asset, and Coaching with Matthew Turner [EWS7] https://www.ellorywells.com/ews7-book-launch-strategy-failure-greatest-asset-matthew-turner/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:28:28 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15067 <p>Have you ever wanted to write a book? Have you ever considered what makes some people successful and others not? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll Matthew Turner, author of The Successful Mistake, share what he learned about failure from talking to over 150 entrepreneurs from around the globe. He'll share how your greatest failure […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ews7-book-launch-strategy-failure-greatest-asset-matthew-turner/">Book Launch Strategy, How Failure is Your Greatest Asset, and Coaching with Matthew Turner [EWS7]</a>.</p> Have you ever wanted to write a book? Have you ever considered what makes some people successful and others not? Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll Matthew Turner, author of The Successful Mistake, share what he learned about failure from talking t... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:10:30 15067 10 Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Coach [EWS6] https://www.ellorywells.com/questions-before-hire-a-coach-ews6/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:03:03 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=15092 <p>Be specific and give your coach permission to keep you aligned with your goal and accountable to the actions that will get you there. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, we talk about empowering women to go after their goals and the mindset it takes, the new resource to help me improve my copywriting skills, and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/questions-before-hire-a-coach-ews6/">10 Questions You Should Ask Before You Hire a Coach [EWS6]</a>.</p> Be specific and give your coach permission to keep you aligned with your goal and accountable to the actions that will get you there. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, we talk about empowering women to go after their goals and the mindset it takes, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 41:21 15092 How Do I Know If I Should Charge for My Work? [EWS5] https://www.ellorywells.com/mastermind-call-amy-jon-matt-ews/ Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:40 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14869 <p>Do you struggle with whether or not to charge for your work? Have you wondered how to make time for your side hustle while still keeping up with the rest of your life? That's exactly the position one of my mastermind members has found himself in lately. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll get […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/mastermind-call-amy-jon-matt-ews/">How Do I Know If I Should Charge for My Work? [EWS5]</a>.</p> Do you struggle with whether or not to charge for your work? Have you wondered how to make time for your side hustle while still keeping up with the rest of your life? That's exactly the position one of my mastermind members has found himself in lately... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:06:27 14869 Opportunity Is Sh*t, and How to Really Be Successful [EWS4] https://www.ellorywells.com/opportunity-ht-really-successful/ Wed, 04 May 2016 10:44:24 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14916 <p>The amount of success created is NOT proportional to the amount of opportunity that exists in the world. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn why opportunities are worthless, and what you really need to do to become successful. In this episode you'll hear about: Why opportunities are worthless Where you can find real […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/opportunity-ht-really-successful/">Opportunity Is Sh*t, and How to Really Be Successful [EWS4]</a>.</p> The amount of success created is NOT proportional to the amount of opportunity that exists in the world. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, you'll learn why opportunities are worthless, and what you really need to do to become successful. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 27:35 14916 Self-Created Prisons, Comfortably Uncomfortable, and Sales Funnel Snapchat [EWS3] https://www.ellorywells.com/ews3-self-created-prisons-comfortably-uncomfortable-sales-funnel-snapchat/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:02:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14839 <p>Today on the Ellory Wells Show, we start with a clip about the future from a movie way in the past. We'll talk about how to take control of the situation and change the world. Plus, we'll talk about the dangers of being comfortably uncomfortable, and how to create a sales funnel that converts. In this […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ews3-self-created-prisons-comfortably-uncomfortable-sales-funnel-snapchat/">Self-Created Prisons, Comfortably Uncomfortable, and Sales Funnel Snapchat [EWS3]</a>.</p> Today on the Ellory Wells Show, we start with a clip about the future from a movie way in the past. We'll talk about how to take control of the situation and change the world. Plus, we'll talk about the dangers of being comfortably uncomfortable, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 28:50 14839 Social Media Strategy, The Waiting Game, and Coaching with Jon Stolpe [EWS2] https://www.ellorywells.com/social-media-strategy-waiting-game-coaching-jon-stolpe-ews2/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:32:35 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14761 <p>We all have the same amount of time in each day. It's how we manage it that makes all the difference. Good things don't come to those who wait; good things come to the people who go out there and make good things happen. Today on the Ellory Wells Show, a Joe Pardo asks me […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/social-media-strategy-waiting-game-coaching-jon-stolpe-ews2/">Social Media Strategy, The Waiting Game, and Coaching with Jon Stolpe [EWS2]</a>.</p> We all have the same amount of time in each day. It's how we manage it that makes all the difference. Good things don't come to those who wait; good things come to the people who go out there and make good things happen. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 47:37 14761 What the Heck Are We Doing Here? [EWS1] https://www.ellorywells.com/what-the-heck-are-we-doing-here-ews1/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:59:09 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=13552 <p>Today marks the first official episode of the Ellory Wells Show. You'll hear from a few of my friends and clients, and I'll share a project I started to help me stay connected with people I need to get to know better. Plus, I'll show you how to do it too. I'm Ellory Wells and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/what-the-heck-are-we-doing-here-ews1/">What the Heck Are We Doing Here? [EWS1]</a>.</p> Today marks the first official episode of the Ellory Wells Show. You'll hear from a few of my friends and clients, and I'll share a project I started to help me stay connected with people I need to get to know better. Plus, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 31:54 13552 — I’d Like to Thank the Academy — https://www.ellorywells.com/id-like-to-thank-the-academy/ Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:45:15 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14739 <p>As we close the book on the Empowered Podcast and open the one for The Ellory Wells Show, I want to say a few very special thank-yous and acknowledge my guests. But, it's not all thank-yous and goodbyes! In this episode, you'll hear what I've learned after conducting 75+ interviews with millionaires, authors, business owners, entrepreneurs, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/id-like-to-thank-the-academy/">— I’d Like to Thank the Academy —</a>.</p> As we close the book on the Empowered Podcast and open the one for The Ellory Wells Show, I want to say a few very special thank-yous and acknowledge my guests. But, it's not all thank-yous and goodbyes! In this episode, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:03:07 14739 EP100: Finding a Work-Life Balance that Actually Works w/ Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep100-work-life-balance-erik-fisher/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:29:30 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14591 <p>Episode 100. The final curtain call of the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, podcaster, social media expert and work-life balance guru, Erik Fisher from Beyond the To Do List. Being an entrepreneur is tough. And, becoming an entrepreneur, or transitioning to a “full-time” entrepreneur can be even tougher. Today, Erik and I discuss how to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep100-work-life-balance-erik-fisher/">EP100: Finding a Work-Life Balance that Actually Works w/ Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher)</a>.</p> Episode 100. The final curtain call of the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, podcaster, social media expert and work-life balance guru, Erik Fisher from Beyond the To Do List. Being an entrepreneur is tough. And, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:10:54 14591 26 Ways To Manage Yourself Better and Be More Effective https://www.ellorywells.com/26-ways-to-be-more-effective/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:45:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14665 <p>Have you ever wished you could get more done? Have you ever looked at the highly successful people in the world and wondered how they can get so much done in the same 24 hours everyone else has? Want to listen? There's an audio version below The truth is, we all have the same amount […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/26-ways-to-be-more-effective/">26 Ways To Manage Yourself Better and Be More Effective</a>.</p> Have you ever wished you could get more done? Have you ever looked at the highly successful people in the world and wondered how they can get so much done in the same 24 hours everyone else has? Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 10:21 14665 EP99: How to Write a Book, Get it Published, & Become a #1 Bestselling Author w/ Jimmy Burgess (@JimmyBurgess8) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep99-how-to-write-a-book-get-it-published-become-a-1-bestselling-author-w-jimmy-burgess-jimmyburgess8/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:40:48 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=14011 <p>Episode 99 of the Empowered Podcast features author, speaker, writing coach and my friend, Jimmy Burgess. If you've ever wanted to write a book (and who hasn't) this episode will show you how. From time management tips, to writing formats and formulas, to the strategy you can use to become a #1 bestseller, this episode […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep99-how-to-write-a-book-get-it-published-become-a-1-bestselling-author-w-jimmy-burgess-jimmyburgess8/">EP99: How to Write a Book, Get it Published, & Become a #1 Bestselling Author w/ Jimmy Burgess (@JimmyBurgess8)</a>.</p> Episode 99 of the Empowered Podcast features author, speaker, writing coach and my friend, Jimmy Burgess. If you've ever wanted to write a book (and who hasn't) this episode will show you how. From time management tips, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:14:57 14011 When Should Your Hobby Stay a Hobby? https://www.ellorywells.com/hobby-stay-hobby/ Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:50:45 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=13819 <p>Do you ever feel like you should be getting more results from what you're doing? Have you looked around, seen the progress your friends, and wondered when it will be your time to finally make some money from your hobby? From your “side hustle?” Want to listen? There's an audio version below The other day, Rocco, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/hobby-stay-hobby/">When Should Your Hobby Stay a Hobby?</a>.</p> Do you ever feel like you should be getting more results from what you're doing? Have you looked around, seen the progress your friends, and wondered when it will be your time to finally make some money from your hobby? From your “side hustle? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 6:27 13819 The Real Cost of Starting an Online Business https://www.ellorywells.com/real-cost-of-starting-an-online-business/ Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:25:05 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=13651 <p>Do you have $371,100 to open a franchise? How about $80,000 to invest in your own restaurant? Want to listen? There's an audio version below So, You Want to Open Your Own Shop Once upon a time, I thought it would be fun to open a restaurant. After all, the franchise model is a popular and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/real-cost-of-starting-an-online-business/">The Real Cost of Starting an Online Business</a>.</p> Do you have $371,100 to open a franchise? How about $80,000 to invest in your own restaurant? Want to listen? There's an audio version below So, You Want to Open Your Own Shop Once upon a time, I thought it would be fun to open a restaurant. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 17:29 13651 6 Things You Should Know About Marketing Your Brand https://www.ellorywells.com/things-you-should-know-about-marketing/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:30:00 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12912 <p>Marketing. Sometimes the word itself can be intimidating enough to scare people away. But, marketing your brand doesn't have to be scary or complicated. Want to listen? There's an audio version below When I started building my brand in 2012 I didn't know what I was doing. But, I invested the time, energy, and sometimes money, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/things-you-should-know-about-marketing/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-12912 tho-test-56>6 Things You Should Know About Marketing Your Brand</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Marketing. Sometimes the word itself can be intimidating enough to scare people away. But, marketing your brand doesn't have to be scary or complicated. Want to listen? There's an audio version below When I started building my brand in 2012 I didn't kn... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 11:16 12912 5 Ways to Become an Expert on Any Topic https://www.ellorywells.com/become-an-expert/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 10:39:04 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12882 <p>Ever wished you were the expert? Are there certain topics that fascinate you or ones you wish you knew more about? While there's something to be said about “just in time learning” and only learning what you need in order to get the job done, knowledge is power. And, usually, the person with the most […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/become-an-expert/">5 Ways to Become an Expert on Any Topic</a>.</p> Ever wished you were the expert? Are there certain topics that fascinate you or ones you wish you knew more about? While there's something to be said about “just in time learning” and only learning what you need in order to get the job done, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 11:24 12882 How Pat Flynn Creates Raving Fans https://www.ellorywells.com/pat-flynn-raving-fans/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:39:32 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12864 <p>Have you ever wondered what makes Pat Flynn such a likable, personable, and not to mention, wildly successful entrepreneur and online personality? Want to listen? There's an audio version below Succeeding in online business isn't easy to do, but there's one guy who makes it so easy a caveman could do it. The first time I […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/pat-flynn-raving-fans/">How Pat Flynn Creates Raving Fans</a>.</p> Have you ever wondered what makes Pat Flynn such a likable, personable, and not to mention, wildly successful entrepreneur and online personality? Want to listen? There's an audio version below Succeeding in online business isn't easy to do, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 9:34 12864 The Devil is in the Details vs Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff https://www.ellorywells.com/devil-details-sweat-the-small-stuff/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:29:25 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12825 <p>How do you know what to spend your time on? Do you focus on the big picture? Or, is it the details that make the difference? Is the devil in the details? Or should we not sweat the small stuff? Want to listen? There's an audio version below It was a rainy Saturday in October at around […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/devil-details-sweat-the-small-stuff/">The Devil is in the Details vs Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff</a>.</p> How do you know what to spend your time on? Do you focus on the big picture? Or, is it the details that make the difference? Is the devil in the details? Or should we not sweat the small stuff? Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 6:31 12825 EP98: How to Identify Your Avatar, Have More Focus, and Make a Bigger Impact https://www.ellorywells.com/ep98-identify-ideal-avatar/ Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:10:40 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12668 <p>Episode 98 of the Empowered Podcast has one goal: to help you be more effective. In today's show, you'll learn how to stop creating random content and focus on what will make the most impact. I'll show you how you can provide specialized resources for a targeted audience you know you can help. If you feel like […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep98-identify-ideal-avatar/">EP98: How to Identify Your Avatar, Have More Focus, and Make a Bigger Impact</a>.</p> Episode 98 of the Empowered Podcast has one goal: to help you be more effective. In today's show, you'll learn how to stop creating random content and focus on what will make the most impact. I'll show you how you can provide specialized resources for ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 32:17 12668 5 Key Criteria of a Killer Lead Magnet https://www.ellorywells.com/killer-lead-magnet/ Tue, 08 Sep 2015 23:28:52 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12621 <p>Every business wants more leads. But few businesses understand what goes into creating a lead magnet that will convert visitors to leads. And that's what you want, right? We want to convert visitors to leads, leads to customers, customers to raving fans and repeat buyers? That's the golden process that enables every business to grow. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/killer-lead-magnet/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-12621 tho-test-75>5 Key Criteria of a Killer Lead Magnet</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Every business wants more leads. But few businesses understand what goes into creating a lead magnet that will convert visitors to leads. And that's what you want, right? We want to convert visitors to leads, leads to customers, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 7:39 12621 6 Reasons You’re Not Getting as Much Blog Traffic as You Think You Should https://www.ellorywells.com/get-blog-traffic/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:21:28 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12554 <p>It's not them, it's you. When it comes to increasing the number of people who read your blog each week, the responsibility falls squarely on your shoulders. Want to listen? There's an audio version below That said, it's not easy to get more traffic to your blog and get more visitors to your site. Sometimes […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/get-blog-traffic/">6 Reasons You’re Not Getting as Much Blog Traffic as You Think You Should</a>.</p> It's not them, it's you. When it comes to increasing the number of people who read your blog each week, the responsibility falls squarely on your shoulders. Want to listen? There's an audio version below That said, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 6:29 12554 EP97: The Truth About What it Takes to Start a Business and Build a Brand https://www.ellorywells.com/ep97-the-truth-about-what-it-takes-to-start-a-business/ Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:02:40 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12551 <p>Episode 97 of the Empowered Podcast is about the truth about what it takes to start a business. My wife, Ashley, and I hash it out. We talk about the ups and downs of the past year and a half after I got fired (see episode 49). Has it been smooth sailing? Have we both thought […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep97-the-truth-about-what-it-takes-to-start-a-business/">EP97: The Truth About What it Takes to Start a Business and Build a Brand</a>.</p> Episode 97 of the Empowered Podcast is about the truth about what it takes to start a business. My wife, Ashley, and I hash it out. We talk about the ups and downs of the past year and a half after I got fired (see episode 49). Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:05:42 12551 EP96: How to Get New Clients & Optimize for Results w/ Alex Harris (@Alexdesigns) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep96-alex-harris-get-new-clients-website-optimization/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:27:46 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12471 <p>Episode 96 of the Empowered Podcast conversion rate and website optimization expert, Alex Harris. Today you'll hear how Alex was able to make the transition from his day job to full-time business owner and entrepreneur after getting laid off from his dot com job almost 15 years ago. We'll discuss how you can develop an exit strategy to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep96-alex-harris-get-new-clients-website-optimization/">EP96: How to Get New Clients & Optimize for Results w/ Alex Harris (@Alexdesigns)</a>.</p> Episode 96 of the Empowered Podcast conversion rate and website optimization expert, Alex Harris. Today you'll hear how Alex was able to make the transition from his day job to full-time business owner and entrepreneur after getting laid off from his d... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:39:25 12471 EP95: 3 Takeaways from Podcast Movement You Can Apply to Your Business https://www.ellorywells.com/ep95-takeaways-podcast-movement-that-you-can-apply-to-your-business/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:22:17 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12414 <p>Episode 95 of the Empowered Podcast is my post-Podcast Movement 2015 takeaways. Even if you didn't attend Podcast Movement this year you'll want to listen to this episode. I've sifted through 3 days and a dozen pages of notes and come up with the most universal and relevant takeaways from the conference that you can apply to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep95-takeaways-podcast-movement-that-you-can-apply-to-your-business/">EP95: 3 Takeaways from Podcast Movement You Can Apply to Your Business</a>.</p> Episode 95 of the Empowered Podcast is my post-Podcast Movement 2015 takeaways. Even if you didn't attend Podcast Movement this year you'll want to listen to this episode. I've sifted through 3 days and a dozen pages of notes and come up with the most ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 38:34 12414 EP94: Becoming a Successful Coach w/ Valerie Groth (@ValerieGroth) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep94-coach-valerie-groth/ Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:05:28 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12389 <p>Episode 94 of the Empowered Podcast features life coach, speaker, blogger, podcaster and philanthropist, Valerie Groth. If you want to become a coach, but don't know how to get started, or, you want to charge for your services, but don't know how to price them, this episode is for you! Today, Valerie shares how she got started […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep94-coach-valerie-groth/">EP94: Becoming a Successful Coach w/ Valerie Groth (@ValerieGroth)</a>.</p> Episode 94 of the Empowered Podcast features life coach, speaker, blogger, podcaster and philanthropist, Valerie Groth. If you want to become a coach, but don't know how to get started, or, you want to charge for your services, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:00:17 12389 EP93: How to Capture an Audience & Captivate the Room w/ Tracy Goodwin (@TracyAGoodwin) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep93-capture-audience-captivate-the-room-tracy-goodwin/ Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:35:37 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12365 <p>Episode 93 of the Empowered Podcast features award-winning speaker and speaking and voice coach, Tracy Goodwin. In preparation for my next on-stage speaking gig, I consulted with one of the best voice coaches around, the Red Sweater Lady herself, Tracy Goodwin. Tracy and I get into the details of the biggest tip to help you be a better […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep93-capture-audience-captivate-the-room-tracy-goodwin/">EP93: How to Capture an Audience & Captivate the Room w/ Tracy Goodwin (@TracyAGoodwin)</a>.</p> Episode 93 of the Empowered Podcast features award-winning speaker and speaking and voice coach, Tracy Goodwin. In preparation for my next on-stage speaking gig, I consulted with one of the best voice coaches around, the Red Sweater Lady herself, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:09:48 12365 How to Work On, Not In, Your Business https://www.ellorywells.com/work-on-your-business/ Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:28:00 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12203 <p>Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to be in control, take charge and be able to do what you want to do, how you want to do? There's a big difference between working in your business and working on your business. Let's look at the difference between the two and how you […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/work-on-your-business/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-12203 tho-test-19>How to Work On, Not In, Your Business</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to be in control, take charge and be able to do what you want to do, how you want to do? There's a big difference between working in your business and working on your business. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 11:28 12203 EP92: Inside One of My Mastermind Meetings https://www.ellorywells.com/ep92-inside-one-of-my-mastermind-meetings/ Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:31:09 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12243 <p>Episode 92 of the Empowered Podcast is an uncut, behind-the-scenes look at one of my private mastermind calls. You'll hear Steve, “Beaton”, Derek and me talk about valuable information and actionable tips that will surely help you in your business. As you know, the mastermind philosophy of surrounding yourself with the right kind of people is a big deal […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep92-inside-one-of-my-mastermind-meetings/">EP92: Inside One of My Mastermind Meetings</a>.</p> Episode 92 of the Empowered Podcast is an uncut, behind-the-scenes look at one of my private mastermind calls. You'll hear Steve, “Beaton”, Derek and me talk about valuable information and actionable tips that will surely help you in your business. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:07:56 12243 The 1 Thing Every Customer Needs and How You Can Give it to Them https://www.ellorywells.com/deliver-consistency/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:28:41 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12267 <p>Have you ever wondered what your clients need from you? Does the idea of giving your customers what they want sound good, but you struggle to figure out what it is, much less, how to give it to them? Want to listen? There's an audio version below One of the great things about buying from a […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/deliver-consistency/">The 1 Thing Every Customer Needs and How You Can Give it to Them</a>.</p> Have you ever wondered what your clients need from you? Does the idea of giving your customers what they want sound good, but you struggle to figure out what it is, much less, how to give it to them? Want to listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 13:53 12267 EP91: How to Sell (Without Being a Salesman) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep91-how-to-sell/ Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:52:46 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12247 <p>Episode 91 of the Empowered Podcast is all about selling – how to test your idea. how to sell it, and how to feel good about it afterward. We're all in sales. Every one of us sells something to someone at some point in our lives. Whether it's an idea or a widget, as Daniel Pink puts it, selling […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep91-how-to-sell/">EP91: How to Sell (Without Being a Salesman)</a>.</p> Episode 91 of the Empowered Podcast is all about selling – how to test your idea. how to sell it, and how to feel good about it afterward. We're all in sales. Every one of us sells something to someone at some point in our lives. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 43:33 12247 Save Up to 113 Minutes by Automating These 4 Things https://www.ellorywells.com/streamline-automate-these-tasks/ Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:52:32 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12215 <p>Time is the most valuable resource we have. As a business owner, it's important to focus on doing things that help build your business like helping customers, acquiring new ones, and doing the day-to-day tasks that move things forward. Want to Listen? There's an audio version below =) But there are certain things you should […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/streamline-automate-these-tasks/">Save Up to 113 Minutes by Automating These 4 Things</a>.</p> Time is the most valuable resource we have. As a business owner, it's important to focus on doing things that help build your business like helping customers, acquiring new ones, and doing the day-to-day tasks that move things forward. Want to Listen? Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 11:26 12215 EP90: How to Make Money on YouTube w/ Patrick South (@PatrickTSouth) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep90-how-to-make-money-on-youtube-patrick-south/ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:57:43 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12112 <p>Episode 90 of the Empowered Podcast features father, husband and full-time YouTuber, Patrick South. You'll hear how Patrick got started making videos with his son Axel, and how those videos turned into The Axel Show, a Web TV show reaching millions of kids around the world. If you've ever thought about using YouTube as a money-maker […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep90-how-to-make-money-on-youtube-patrick-south/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-12112 tho-test-14>EP90: How to Make Money on YouTube w/ Patrick South (@PatrickTSouth)</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Episode 90 of the Empowered Podcast features father, husband and full-time YouTuber, Patrick South. You'll hear how Patrick got started making videos with his son Axel, and how those videos turned into The Axel Show, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:08:18 12112 EP89: What’s Your Message?: How to Craft a Story that Sells https://www.ellorywells.com/ep89-whats-your-message-how-to-craft-a-story-that-sells/ Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:05:35 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12122 <p>Episode 89 is all about your message and your story. We'll talk about how to craft a story that sells, 3 ways you can find and meet consumer demand, and the one major obstacle keeping your from getting everything you need out of life. The Mission of this Episode: To help you craft a message and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep89-whats-your-message-how-to-craft-a-story-that-sells/">EP89: What’s Your Message?: How to Craft a Story that Sells</a>.</p> Episode 89 is all about your message and your story. We'll talk about how to craft a story that sells, 3 ways you can find and meet consumer demand, and the one major obstacle keeping your from getting everything you need out of life. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 34:56 12122 EP88: Taking Risks, Living with Passion, and Marketing Yourself w/ Bruce Buffer (@BruceBuffer) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep88-its-time-taking-risks-living-with-passion-and-marketing-yourself-bruce-buffer/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:49:51 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=12046 <p>Episode 88 of the Empowered Podcast features performer, marketing genius, and iconic announcer of the UFC, Bruce Buffer. Today Bruce and I talk about his marketing background and pursuing your passion with everything you have. We'll talk about the big risk he took when betting on one idea that changed everything. Bruce also shares his failed […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep88-its-time-taking-risks-living-with-passion-and-marketing-yourself-bruce-buffer/">EP88: Taking Risks, Living with Passion, and Marketing Yourself w/ Bruce Buffer (@BruceBuffer)</a>.</p> Episode 88 of the Empowered Podcast features performer, marketing genius, and iconic announcer of the UFC, Bruce Buffer. Today Bruce and I talk about his marketing background and pursuing your passion with everything you have. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 32:25 12046 EP87: Discovering Your Purpose (and How to Use it to Fuel Your Passion) w/ Dale Thomas Vaughn (@NextGent) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep87-power-of-purpose-dale-thomas-vaughn/ Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:36:44 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11977 <p>Episode 87 of the Empowered Podcast features speaker, author and coach, Dale Thomas Vaughn. Today you'll hear about the power of purpose and how finding yours will throw fuel on the fire of your success. Thank Dale for being on the show! Dale's Mission: To help men discover what they want from their lives & to empower […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep87-power-of-purpose-dale-thomas-vaughn/">EP87: Discovering Your Purpose (and How to Use it to Fuel Your Passion) w/ Dale Thomas Vaughn (@NextGent)</a>.</p> Episode 87 of the Empowered Podcast features speaker, author and coach, Dale Thomas Vaughn. Today you'll hear about the power of purpose and how finding yours will throw fuel on the fire of your success. Thank Dale for being on the show! Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 59:48 11977 EP86: How #Periscope Will Change the Way We Do Business https://www.ellorywells.com/ep86-how-periscope-will-change-the-way-we-do-business/ Wed, 27 May 2015 12:40:47 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11936 <p>Episode 86 of the Empowered Podcast is about the biggest game-changer coming to digital media today. On May 26th, 2015, Periscope for Android released and millions of people gained access to the latest, hottest new app on the market. I was one of them. While testing the Periscope App, I realized several things, the most significant one, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep86-how-periscope-will-change-the-way-we-do-business/">EP86: How #Periscope Will Change the Way We Do Business</a>.</p> Episode 86 of the Empowered Podcast is about the biggest game-changer coming to digital media today. On May 26th, 2015, Periscope for Android released and millions of people gained access to the latest, hottest new app on the market. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 34:05 11936 EP85: How to Save Money When Starting a Business w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep85-how-to-save-money-in-your-business-lauren-gaggioli/ Wed, 20 May 2015 15:16:42 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11856 <p>Episode 85 of the Empowered Podcast features teacher, business owner and my friend, Lauren Gaggioli who recently did an audit for her growing online business. Lauren examined the business tools she used every day to build and grow her Higher Scores Test Prep site and found that she could save over $1000 a year by making some […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep85-how-to-save-money-in-your-business-lauren-gaggioli/">EP85: How to Save Money When Starting a Business w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli)</a>.</p> Episode 85 of the Empowered Podcast features teacher, business owner and my friend, Lauren Gaggioli who recently did an audit for her growing online business. Lauren examined the business tools she used every day to build and grow her Higher Scores Tes... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:20:55 11856 EP84: How to Side Hustle Your Way Out of Your 9-5 w/ Nick Loper (@NLoper) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep84-side-hustle-out-of-your-9-5-nick-loper/ Wed, 13 May 2015 15:08:43 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11812 <p>Episode 84 of the Empowered Podcast is all about the possibility of the side hustle and how to get started with the Chief Side Hustler himself, Nick Loper. I was absolutely fascinated by all the ways Nick makes money. From ebooks and gigs on Fiverr, to affiliates and micro-lending, Nick has tried it all. If you […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep84-side-hustle-out-of-your-9-5-nick-loper/">EP84: How to Side Hustle Your Way Out of Your 9-5 w/ Nick Loper (@NLoper)</a>.</p> Episode 84 of the Empowered Podcast is all about the possibility of the side hustle and how to get started with the Chief Side Hustler himself, Nick Loper. I was absolutely fascinated by all the ways Nick makes money. From ebooks and gigs on Fiverr, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:09:06 11812 EP83: 5 Pages Every Website Should Have https://www.ellorywells.com/ep83-5-pages-every-website-should-have/ Wed, 06 May 2015 13:52:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11725 <p>Episode 83 of the Empowered Podcast is all about giving your blog a boost. There are certain pages that help transform a good blog into a great one, and a hobby blog into a professional website. We'll take a look at what those pages are, how the pro's like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn and Entrepreneur […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep83-5-pages-every-website-should-have/"><thrive_headline click tho-post-11725 tho-test-2>EP83: 5 Pages Every Website Should Have</thrive_headline></a>.</p> Episode 83 of the Empowered Podcast is all about giving your blog a boost. There are certain pages that help transform a good blog into a great one, and a hobby blog into a professional website. We'll take a look at what those pages are, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:02:40 11725 EP82: How to Write, Publish, and Share Your Story w/ Jim Woods (@JimWoodsWrites) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep82-how-to-write-publish-and-share-your-story-jim-woods/ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:52:42 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11602 <p>Episode 82 of the Empowered Podcast features blogger, published author, and online teacher, Jim Woods. Today you'll hear how Jim made the transition from government accountant, a fairly safe and secure job, to entrepreneur. He'll share what the transition was like for his family, and he'll let us know what he's doing now. If you're one […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep82-how-to-write-publish-and-share-your-story-jim-woods/">EP82: How to Write, Publish, and Share Your Story w/ Jim Woods (@JimWoodsWrites)</a>.</p> Episode 82 of the Empowered Podcast features blogger, published author, and online teacher, Jim Woods. Today you'll hear how Jim made the transition from government accountant, a fairly safe and secure job, to entrepreneur. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:13:07 11602 EP81: How to Find Mentors for Every Part of Your Life w/ Geoff Woods (@geoffwoods) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep81-surround-yourself-right-people-mentors-geoff-woods/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:40:43 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11543 <p>Episode 81 of the Empowered Podcast features a medical device salesman, mentee-in-search-of-a-mentor, podcaster and inspiration, Geoff Woods. You'll hear how Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with the right people. He'll share how he began networking with incredible (and influential) mentors around the country, and therefore changed his career and his life. It's true; […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep81-surround-yourself-right-people-mentors-geoff-woods/">EP81: How to Find Mentors for Every Part of Your Life w/ Geoff Woods (@geoffwoods)</a>.</p> Episode 81 of the Empowered Podcast features a medical device salesman, mentee-in-search-of-a-mentor, podcaster and inspiration, Geoff Woods. You'll hear how Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with the right people. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:01:24 11543 EP80: How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start Your Business w/ Jason Beaton https://www.ellorywells.com/ep80-how-to-use-your-tax-refund-to-start-your-business-w-jason-beaton/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:34:34 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11489 <p>Episode 80 of the Empowered Podcast is for the aspiring entrepreneur looking for smart ways to spend their tax refund. If you've been chomping at the bit to start your business, but you've been waiting to cash your tax refund check, check out this episode! One of my oldest friends, Jason Beaton, and I talk about using […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep80-how-to-use-your-tax-refund-to-start-your-business-w-jason-beaton/">EP80: How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start Your Business w/ Jason Beaton</a>.</p> Episode 80 of the Empowered Podcast is for the aspiring entrepreneur looking for smart ways to spend their tax refund. If you've been chomping at the bit to start your business, but you've been waiting to cash your tax refund check, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:04:11 11489 EP79: 12 Books that Shaped My Past and Created My Future [GIVEAWAY] https://www.ellorywells.com/ep79-12-books-that-shaped-my-past-and-created-my-future-giveaway/ Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:20:13 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11430 <p>Episode 79 of the Empowered Podcast is all about the books that shape our pasts and create our futures. Inspired by the amount of wisdom found in the 80-year-old book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, I set out to find the other books that have made a significant impact on who I am today. I […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep79-12-books-that-shaped-my-past-and-created-my-future-giveaway/">EP79: 12 Books that Shaped My Past and Created My Future [GIVEAWAY]</a>.</p> Episode 79 of the Empowered Podcast is all about the books that shape our pasts and create our futures. Inspired by the amount of wisdom found in the 80-year-old book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, I set out to find the other books that have ma... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 58:41 11430 EP78: The Unseen Finish Line: How to Stay Focused and Moving Forward https://www.ellorywells.com/ep78-finish-line-focus-forward/ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:35:58 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11320 <p>Episode 78 of the Empowered Podcast is all about staying motivated, focused on the goal, and helping us move toward the unseen finish line. If you're tired, and wondering if your side-hustle is worth it, if building your own business is worth it, getting up early and staying up late is worth it, listen to this episode. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep78-finish-line-focus-forward/">EP78: The Unseen Finish Line: How to Stay Focused and Moving Forward</a>.</p> Episode 78 of the Empowered Podcast is all about staying motivated, focused on the goal, and helping us move toward the unseen finish line. If you're tired, and wondering if your side-hustle is worth it, if building your own business is worth it, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 38:55 11320 EP77: Building a Business that Runs on Referrals w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep77-lauren-gaggioli-higher-scores-building-referral-business/ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:46:54 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11229 <p>Episode 77 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and owner of Higher Scores Test Prep, Lauren Gaggioli. This is the second time I've had Lauren on the show and I couldn't be more excited to dig deeper into her story. Today you'll hear the specifics of how Lauren has built her online business. Lauren and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep77-lauren-gaggioli-higher-scores-building-referral-business/">EP77: Building a Business that Runs on Referrals w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli)</a>.</p> Episode 77 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and owner of Higher Scores Test Prep, Lauren Gaggioli. This is the second time I've had Lauren on the show and I couldn't be more excited to dig deeper into her story. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:29:05 11229 EP76: Email Marketing for the Modern Entrepreneur https://www.ellorywells.com/ep76-email-marketing-entrepreneur/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:23:18 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11184 <p>Episode 76 of the Empowered Podcast all about Email Marketing services you can use for your growing blog, podcast or business. Specifically, we take a deeper look at MailChimp, AWeber, and GetResponse. When I first started, I used MailChimp. While it took me a few years, I realized I wanted to do more with my […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep76-email-marketing-entrepreneur/">EP76: Email Marketing for the Modern Entrepreneur</a>.</p> Episode 76 of the Empowered Podcast all about Email Marketing services you can use for your growing blog, podcast or business. Specifically, we take a deeper look at MailChimp, AWeber, and GetResponse. When I first started, I used MailChimp. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:08:12 11184 EP75: Responsibility & The Weight of Entrepreneurship https://www.ellorywells.com/ep75-responsibility-weight-of-entrepreneurship/ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:31:18 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11159 <p>Episode 75 of the Empowered Podcast talks about responsibility, taking it, and the unexpected consequences of owning your own success. I also talk about the weight of entrepreneurship, an awesome new social media tool, and a web conferencing service I've started using for all of my coaching and mastermind calls. [smart_track_playerurl=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/empoweredpodcast/EP75_Responsibility_and_Entrepreneurship.mp3″ title=”EP75: Responsibility & The […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep75-responsibility-weight-of-entrepreneurship/">EP75: Responsibility & The Weight of Entrepreneurship</a>.</p> Episode 75 of the Empowered Podcast talks about responsibility, taking it, and the unexpected consequences of owning your own success. I also talk about the weight of entrepreneurship, an awesome new social media tool, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 47:34 11159 EP74: The Little Things that Have a Huge Impact on Your World https://www.ellorywells.com/ep74-little-things-huge-impact/ Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:56:03 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11123 <p>Episode 74 of the Empowered Podcast is all about the little things in or lives, blogs, podcasts and businesses, that lead to big results. You'll hear about 5 Key Areas of Detail where you can add that extra amount of care and attention to deliver incredible boosts to your brand and business. Send a Tweet About the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep74-little-things-huge-impact/">EP74: The Little Things that Have a Huge Impact on Your World</a>.</p> Episode 74 of the Empowered Podcast is all about the little things in or lives, blogs, podcasts and businesses, that lead to big results. You'll hear about 5 Key Areas of Detail where you can add that extra amount of care and attention to deliver incre... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 41:43 11123 EP73: Empowering Women for Entrepreneurship w/ Nicole Lapin (@NicoleLapin) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep73-empowering-women-nicole-lapin/ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:33:22 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=11044 <p>Episode 73 of the Empowered Podcast features author, TV personality and producer, entrepreneur and financial expert, Nicole Lapin. You'll hear how Nicole became one of the youngest female anchors on a national news channel, how she started her own production company, as well as how (and why) she wrote her own book. Nicole Lapin truly […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep73-empowering-women-nicole-lapin/">EP73: Empowering Women for Entrepreneurship w/ Nicole Lapin (@NicoleLapin)</a>.</p> Episode 73 of the Empowered Podcast features author, TV personality and producer, entrepreneur and financial expert, Nicole Lapin. You'll hear how Nicole became one of the youngest female anchors on a national news channel, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 48:26 11044 EP72: From Idea to Implementation – Creating a Subscription-based Business w/ Marshall Stevenson (@sockboxca) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep72-marshall-stevenson-idea-to-implementation-how-to-subscription-based-business-sock-box/ Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:37:54 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10979 <p>Episode 72 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and owner of Sock Box, Marshall Stevenson. You'll hear how Marshall took his idea for a sock subscription business from concept to product creation. He'll go into the details of how he implemented his idea and turned it into a real, revenue-generating business. If you like this episode […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep72-marshall-stevenson-idea-to-implementation-how-to-subscription-based-business-sock-box/">EP72: From Idea to Implementation – Creating a Subscription-based Business w/ Marshall Stevenson (@sockboxca)</a>.</p> Episode 72 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and owner of Sock Box, Marshall Stevenson. You'll hear how Marshall took his idea for a sock subscription business from concept to product creation. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:15:28 10979 EP71: The Master’s Guide to Creating Profitable Mastermind Talks and Meetups w/ Jayson Gaignard (@JaysonGaignard) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep71-profitable-mastermind-talks-jayson-gaignard/ Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:27:39 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10936 <p>Episode 71 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and host of Mastermind Talks, Jayson Gaignard. Today Jayson shares his riches to rags, and back again, story with us. We'll hear how Jayson created the highly successful live event series, Mastermind Talks, and how he's grown these events into a business. If you've thought about creating […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep71-profitable-mastermind-talks-jayson-gaignard/">EP71: The Master’s Guide to Creating Profitable Mastermind Talks and Meetups w/ Jayson Gaignard (@JaysonGaignard)</a>.</p> Episode 71 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur and host of Mastermind Talks, Jayson Gaignard. Today Jayson shares his riches to rags, and back again, story with us. We'll hear how Jayson created the highly successful live event series, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 59:15 10936 EP70: How to Shorten Your Startup Time w/ Keith Griffis (@MrSimpleMedia) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep70-shorten-startup-time-keith-griffis/ Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:04:07 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10893 <p>Episode 70 of the Empowered Podcast is part 3 (out of 4) in a series on creating epic live events. Today's show features co-owner of IfSimply.com, Keith Griffis. Today Keith shares the journey he and his partner took to create an online software business. He shares the ups and downs, as well as what he'd […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep70-shorten-startup-time-keith-griffis/">EP70: How to Shorten Your Startup Time w/ Keith Griffis (@MrSimpleMedia)</a>.</p> Episode 70 of the Empowered Podcast is part 3 (out of 4) in a series on creating epic live events. Today's show features co-owner of IfSimply.com, Keith Griffis. Today Keith shares the journey he and his partner took to create an online software busine... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:02:10 10893 EP69: Creating Magical Meetups at the Happiest Place on Earth w/ Lou Mongello (@loumongello) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep69-lou-mongello-meetups-happiest-place-on-earth/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:24:17 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10811 <p>Episode 69 of the Empowered Podcast is Part 2 of a Live Events series and features blogger, podcaster, speaker and event coordinator, Lou Mongello. Today Lou shares his journey from attorney to Walt Disney World fanatic. He'll teach us how to create successful (and magical) live events so we can take our businesses to the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep69-lou-mongello-meetups-happiest-place-on-earth/">EP69: Creating Magical Meetups at the Happiest Place on Earth w/ Lou Mongello (@loumongello)</a>.</p> Episode 69 of the Empowered Podcast is Part 2 of a Live Events series and features blogger, podcaster, speaker and event coordinator, Lou Mongello. Today Lou shares his journey from attorney to Walt Disney World fanatic. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:02:21 10811 EP68: Starting a Mind-Blowing Meetup w/ Laura Elgueta (@ElguetaLaura) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep68-starting-a-mind-blowing-meetup-laura-elgueta/ Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:41:12 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10729 <p>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 […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep68-starting-a-mind-blowing-meetup-laura-elgueta/">EP68: Starting a Mind-Blowing Meetup w/ Laura Elgueta (@ElguetaLaura)</a>.</p> 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. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 54:26 10729 EP67: Focusing Your Energy and Eliminating Excuses https://www.ellorywells.com/ep67-focusing-energy-eliminating-excuses/ Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:05:03 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10635 <p>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. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep67-focusing-energy-eliminating-excuses/">EP67: Focusing Your Energy and Eliminating Excuses</a>.</p> 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. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 31:03 10635 EP66: The Business of Podcasting – What I Learned in 2014 https://www.ellorywells.com/ep66-business-podcasting-learned-2014/ Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:34:06 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10553 <p>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 […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep66-business-podcasting-learned-2014/">EP66: The Business of Podcasting – What I Learned in 2014</a>.</p> 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. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 53:10 10553 EP65: Collaboration not competition w/ Sean Ackerman (@YouLeadingYou) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep65-collaboration-not-competition-sean-ackerman-you-leading-you/ Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:14:31 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10411 <p>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 […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep65-collaboration-not-competition-sean-ackerman-you-leading-you/">EP65: Collaboration not competition w/ Sean Ackerman (@YouLeadingYou)</a>.</p> 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. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:00:37 10411 EP64: Get Focused and Take Massive Action with Jessica Rhodes (@JessRhodesESS) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep64-get-focused-take-massive-action-jessica-rhodes/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:52:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10327 <p>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 […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep64-get-focused-take-massive-action-jessica-rhodes/">EP64: Get Focused and Take Massive Action with Jessica Rhodes (@JessRhodesESS)</a>.</p> 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, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 58:30 10327 EP63: Why the Experts Say, “The Money Is In the Email List!” w/ Ben Krueger (@BenWKrueger) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep63-why-experts-say-the-money-is-in-the-email-list-ben-krueger-authority-engine/ Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:36:37 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10115 <p>Episode 63 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, email list building expert, and founder of Authority Engine, Ben Krueger. If you've ever wondered why the experts say, “The Money is in the List!” then you'll want to listen to this episode. I ask Ben what these experts mean, how to build a list, and how […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep63-why-experts-say-the-money-is-in-the-email-list-ben-krueger-authority-engine/">EP63: Why the Experts Say, “The Money Is In the Email List!” w/ Ben Krueger (@BenWKrueger)</a>.</p> Episode 63 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, email list building expert, and founder of Authority Engine, Ben Krueger. If you've ever wondered why the experts say, “The Money is in the List!” then you'll want to listen to this episode. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 54:54 10115 EP62: Making Moments that Matter & Building a Successful Niche Business with Andy Hayes (@AndrewGHayes) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep62-making-moments-matter-building-a-successful-niche-business-andy-hayes/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:14:51 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=10062 <p>Episode 62 of the Empowered Podcast features online business owner, Andrew Hayes. A few years ago, Andy lost his mother to cancer. Before her death, Andy's mother spent her time making moments that mattered and lived some of the happiest years of her life. In honor of her, Andy built a thriving 6-figure business based […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep62-making-moments-matter-building-a-successful-niche-business-andy-hayes/">EP62: Making Moments that Matter & Building a Successful Niche Business with Andy Hayes (@AndrewGHayes)</a>.</p> Episode 62 of the Empowered Podcast features online business owner, Andrew Hayes. A few years ago, Andy lost his mother to cancer. Before her death, Andy's mother spent her time making moments that mattered and lived some of the happiest years of her l... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 59:20 10062 EP61: How to Build a Business by Giving Things Away for Free with David Sherry & Allie Lehman (@deathtostock) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep61-build-business-giving-things-away-free-david-sherry-allie-lehman-deathtostock/ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:37:05 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9971 <p>Episode 61 of the Empowered Podcast features photographers and entrepreneurs, David Sherry and Allie Lehman. Together David and Allie started the photography site DeathtotheStockPhoto.com where I get many of the images I use here on my blog. Today we talk about free, and why Death to the Stock Photo has chosen the freemium model for […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep61-build-business-giving-things-away-free-david-sherry-allie-lehman-deathtostock/">EP61: How to Build a Business by Giving Things Away for Free with David Sherry & Allie Lehman (@deathtostock)</a>.</p> Episode 61 of the Empowered Podcast features photographers and entrepreneurs, David Sherry and Allie Lehman. Together David and Allie started the photography site DeathtotheStockPhoto.com where I get many of the images I use here on my blog. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 57:50 9971 EP60: How to Build the Brand of You w/ Michael Peggs (@MichaelPeggs) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep60-michael-peggs-build-your-brand/ Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:05:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9890 <p>Episode 60 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, personal branding specialist and blogger, Michael Peggs. Today Michael and I discuss why he left his job at Google to pursue entrepreneurship. He'll share why building a personal brand is so important. Peggs also answers the question, “When will Google be able to hear?” – a question […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep60-michael-peggs-build-your-brand/">EP60: How to Build the Brand of You w/ Michael Peggs (@MichaelPeggs)</a>.</p> Episode 60 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, personal branding specialist and blogger, Michael Peggs. Today Michael and I discuss why he left his job at Google to pursue entrepreneurship. He'll share why building a personal brand is so im... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 52:21 9890 EP59: How to Stand Out & Own Your Uniqueness with Laci Urcioli (@lacivegas) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep59-stand-out-own-your-uniqueness-laci-urcioli/ Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:05:56 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9843 <p>Episode 59 of the Empowered Podcast features podcaster, mother and marketing master, Laci Urcioli. When Laci was first introduced to the world of podcasting, she wasn't impressed. And I can't blame her. In this episode we talk about the barrier to entry for podcasters, and how to overcome it. Laci also shares how she's now […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep59-stand-out-own-your-uniqueness-laci-urcioli/">EP59: How to Stand Out & Own Your Uniqueness with Laci Urcioli (@lacivegas)</a>.</p> Episode 59 of the Empowered Podcast features podcaster, mother and marketing master, Laci Urcioli. When Laci was first introduced to the world of podcasting, she wasn't impressed. And I can't blame her. In this episode we talk about the barrier to entr... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:13:05 9843 EP58: Developing Your Expertise and Finding Your Purpose w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep58-developing-expertise-finding-purpose-w-lauren-gaggioli-laurengaggioli/ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:35:26 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9762 <p>Episode 58 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, #2 pencil nerd and founder of Higher Scores Test Prep, Lauren Gaggioli. Several years ago, Lauren worked for the Goliath's in the test prep industry. She felt she could do better and decided to take on the role of David and challenge the status quo. She got […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep58-developing-expertise-finding-purpose-w-lauren-gaggioli-laurengaggioli/">EP58: Developing Your Expertise and Finding Your Purpose w/ Lauren Gaggioli (@LaurenGaggioli)</a>.</p> Episode 58 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, #2 pencil nerd and founder of Higher Scores Test Prep, Lauren Gaggioli. Several years ago, Lauren worked for the Goliath's in the test prep industry. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:03:10 9762 EP57: How a Combat Veteran & Cancer Survivor Fights to Stay Positive w/ Mylee YC (@MyleeYC) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep57-combat-veteran-cancer-survivor-mylee-yc/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:54:42 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9663 <p>Episode 57 of the Empowered Podcast features combat veteran, mother, model, and cancer survivor, Mylee YC. Mylee shares what it was like discovering she had a lump on her left breast after coming back from a combat mission. She shares about her experience, what was going through her mind, and what she decided to do […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep57-combat-veteran-cancer-survivor-mylee-yc/">EP57: How a Combat Veteran & Cancer Survivor Fights to Stay Positive w/ Mylee YC (@MyleeYC)</a>.</p> Episode 57 of the Empowered Podcast features combat veteran, mother, model, and cancer survivor, Mylee YC. Mylee shares what it was like discovering she had a lump on her left breast after coming back from a combat mission. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:05:05 9663 EP56: How to Merge Your Passions for a Happy Life w/ Jon D Harrison (@CT_blog) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep56-jon-harrison-classically-trained/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:26:07 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9578 <p>Episode 56 of the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, leadership expert and video game guru, Jon Harrison. Jon and I met a few years ago when he was blogging about leadership and personal development. Recently, however, he changed topics. He realized his passion was for vintage and classic video games. He asked himself how he […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep56-jon-harrison-classically-trained/">EP56: How to Merge Your Passions for a Happy Life w/ Jon D Harrison (@CT_blog)</a>.</p> Episode 56 of the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, leadership expert and video game guru, Jon Harrison. Jon and I met a few years ago when he was blogging about leadership and personal development. Recently, however, he changed topics. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 53:09 9578 EP55: Overcoming Tragedy through Exercise & the Alpha Man Project w/ Ted Ryce (@AlphaManProject) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep55-overcoming-tragedy-through-exercise-alpha-man-project-ted-ryce/ Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:33:14 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9513 <p>Episode 55 of the Empowered Podcast features personal trainer and alpha man on a mission, Ted Ryce. I had the chance to meet Ted earlier this year and was immediately impressed with his goal of making manliness cool again. Long gone are the days of James Dean and Jimmy Steward leading the alpha male generation. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep55-overcoming-tragedy-through-exercise-alpha-man-project-ted-ryce/">EP55: Overcoming Tragedy through Exercise & the Alpha Man Project w/ Ted Ryce (@AlphaManProject)</a>.</p> Episode 55 of the Empowered Podcast features personal trainer and alpha man on a mission, Ted Ryce. I had the chance to meet Ted earlier this year and was immediately impressed with his goal of making manliness cool again. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 51:35 9513 EP54: Embrace Your Story and Be True to Yourself with Berni Xiong (@BerniXiong) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep54-berni-xiong-embrace-your-story/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:39:54 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9456 <p>Episode 54 of the Empowered Podcast features author, speaker, brave bear and shin kicker, Berni Xiong. If anyone had a reason to have a negative outlook on life, it would be Berni Xiong. Instead, she's one of the most positive and upbeat people I've had the pleasure of meeting. Abused as a child, married at […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep54-berni-xiong-embrace-your-story/">EP54: Embrace Your Story and Be True to Yourself with Berni Xiong (@BerniXiong)</a>.</p> Episode 54 of the Empowered Podcast features author, speaker, brave bear and shin kicker, Berni Xiong. If anyone had a reason to have a negative outlook on life, it would be Berni Xiong. Instead, she's one of the most positive and upbeat people I've ha... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 57:35 9456 EP53: How to Connect Better & See More Success https://www.ellorywells.com/ep53-connect-better-see-success/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:47:23 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9382 <p>Episode 53 the Empowered Podcast is all about providing the tools for success. No guest today, just me sharing some of the techniques which will help you connect better and see more success in life. These skills are what made me successful in my corporate job. I talk about things you can do to connect with […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep53-connect-better-see-success/">EP53: How to Connect Better & See More Success</a>.</p> Episode 53 the Empowered Podcast is all about providing the tools for success. No guest today, just me sharing some of the techniques which will help you connect better and see more success in life. These skills are what made me successful in my corpor... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 36:44 9382 EP52: Why Every Successful Person Needs a Mastermind w/ Justin Carper (@Justin_Carper) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep52-masterminds-justin-carper-justincarper/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:29:24 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9330 <p>Episode 52 of the Empowered Podcast features my friend and mastermind group member, Justin Carper. Justin and I have been in a mastermind together for most of the past year. He and I talk about the value of having a mastermind and why every successful person needs one. If you've ever considered joining a mastermind, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep52-masterminds-justin-carper-justincarper/">EP52: Why Every Successful Person Needs a Mastermind w/ Justin Carper (@Justin_Carper)</a>.</p> Episode 52 of the Empowered Podcast features my friend and mastermind group member, Justin Carper. Justin and I have been in a mastermind together for most of the past year. He and I talk about the value of having a mastermind and why every successful ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 40:35 9330 EP51: Becoming Location Independent with Christina Canters (@CJCanters) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep51-becoming-location-independent-christina-canters-cjcanters/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:25:15 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9206 <p>Episode 51 of the Empowered Podcast features freelance writer, world-traveler, and creative marketing expert, Christina Canters. You'll hear Christina and I talk about how she became location independent, how she picked up and left Australia to travel the world, and how things are working out for her. She shares her ups, downs, and her passion for great […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep51-becoming-location-independent-christina-canters-cjcanters/">EP51: Becoming Location Independent with Christina Canters (@CJCanters)</a>.</p> Episode 51 of the Empowered Podcast features freelance writer, world-traveler, and creative marketing expert, Christina Canters. You'll hear Christina and I talk about how she became location independent, how she picked up and left Australia to travel ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 56:51 9206 EP50: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone with Whitney Miller (@Miss2Jits) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep50-breaking-comfort-zone-whitney-miller/ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:05:28 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9097 <p>Episode 50 of the Empowered Podcast features former beauty queen turned MMA fighter, Whitney Miller. Whitney shares the mindset behind pursuing her passion and breaking out of the beauty queen mold. She shares about her time as Miss United States 2012, her life after winning, and what how she wound up in the Philippines. Thank […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep50-breaking-comfort-zone-whitney-miller/">EP50: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone with Whitney Miller (@Miss2Jits)</a>.</p> Episode 50 of the Empowered Podcast features former beauty queen turned MMA fighter, Whitney Miller. Whitney shares the mindset behind pursuing her passion and breaking out of the beauty queen mold. She shares about her time as Miss United States 2012,... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 51:55 9097 EP49: Getting Fired & Forced Entrepreneurship, Ellory Tells All https://www.ellorywells.com/ep49-ellory-tells/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:04:27 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9066 <p>Episode 49: Ellory Tells All. This episode is a little different. I got to sit down with Ellory and talk with him about our story. We discuss how working in corporate America changed for him and the events that caused him to become a full-time entrepreneur…and I got to add in how things affected me as well. Let […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep49-ellory-tells/">EP49: Getting Fired & Forced Entrepreneurship, Ellory Tells All</a>.</p> Episode 49: Ellory Tells All. This episode is a little different. I got to sit down with Ellory and talk with him about our story. We discuss how working in corporate America changed for him and the events that caused him to become a full-time entrepre... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:18:41 9066 EP48: How to Make the Leap from Day Job to Dream Job w/ Kary Oberbrunner (@KaryOberbrunner) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep48-making-leap-day-job-dream-job-kary-oberbrunner/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:15:37 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=9039 <p>Kary Oberbrunner is on the show today! In Episode 48 of the Empowered Podcast we talk about the prison that is corporate America. Kary and I share our stories about working our Day Jobs and how we made the transition to our Dream Jobs. Thank Kary for being on the show! Kary's Mission: To show you […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep48-making-leap-day-job-dream-job-kary-oberbrunner/">EP48: How to Make the Leap from Day Job to Dream Job w/ Kary Oberbrunner (@KaryOberbrunner)</a>.</p> Kary Oberbrunner is on the show today! In Episode 48 of the Empowered Podcast we talk about the prison that is corporate America. Kary and I share our stories about working our Day Jobs and how we made the transition to our Dream Jobs. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 38:55 9039 EP47: Tipping The Success Seesaw in the Right Direction with Tom Corley (@RichHabits) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep47-tip-success-seesaw-right-direction-tom-corley/ Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:32:57 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8939 <p>Episode 47 of the Empowered Podcast features author, researcher and financial genius, Tom Corley. A few years ago, Tom started doing research into the habits of rich people. What he found was the rich people had “rich habits” and poor people had “poor habits.” As a person passionate about routines and habits myself, I was […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep47-tip-success-seesaw-right-direction-tom-corley/">EP47: Tipping The Success Seesaw in the Right Direction with Tom Corley (@RichHabits)</a>.</p> Episode 47 of the Empowered Podcast features author, researcher and financial genius, Tom Corley. A few years ago, Tom started doing research into the habits of rich people. What he found was the rich people had “rich habits” and poor people had “poor ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:01:50 8939 EP46: From a Desk Job to the Voice of the Opera with Kelly Laning (@kellylaningvo) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep46-voiceover-talent-voiceover-specialist-kelly-laning/ Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:14:51 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8814 <p>Episode 46 of the Empowered Podcast features voice over talent, entrepreneur, and fellow Texan, Kelly Laning. Kelly shares her story of how she began working as a voice actor. Leaving her job in marketing in New York to come back to Texas, Kelly took a leap of faith in her business. Kelly shares some of the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep46-voiceover-talent-voiceover-specialist-kelly-laning/">EP46: From a Desk Job to the Voice of the Opera with Kelly Laning (@kellylaningvo)</a>.</p> Episode 46 of the Empowered Podcast features voice over talent, entrepreneur, and fellow Texan, Kelly Laning. Kelly shares her story of how she began working as a voice actor. Leaving her job in marketing in New York to come back to Texas, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 48:03 8814 EP45: 4 Lessons I’ve Learned Along My Podcasting Journey – My Talk at Podcast South Florida https://www.ellorywells.com/ep45-4-lessons-podcast-south-florida/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:50:16 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8688 <p>Episode 45 the Empowered Podcast features the talk I gave at Podcast South Florida in July. While I was on vacation to Miami, I had the opportunity to meet and speak to a group of podcasters in south Florida. I wasn't quite sure what I could teach a group of experienced podcasters, so, I spoke […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep45-4-lessons-podcast-south-florida/">EP45: 4 Lessons I’ve Learned Along My Podcasting Journey – My Talk at Podcast South Florida</a>.</p> Episode 45 the Empowered Podcast features the talk I gave at Podcast South Florida in July. While I was on vacation to Miami, I had the opportunity to meet and speak to a group of podcasters in south Florida. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 26:55 8688 EP44: How to Market Yourself with Amy Schmittauer (@schmittastic) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep44-marketing-amy-schmittauer-savvy-sexy-social/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:49:06 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8589 <p>Episode 44 of the Empowered Podcast features marketing expert, social media star, and business woman, Amy Schmittauer. I was eager to talk to Amy and learn how she's able to put so much of her personality into her business. I've always enjoyed her YouTube videos on marketing and social media. Amy's such a cool person […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep44-marketing-amy-schmittauer-savvy-sexy-social/">EP44: How to Market Yourself with Amy Schmittauer (@schmittastic)</a>.</p> Episode 44 of the Empowered Podcast features marketing expert, social media star, and business woman, Amy Schmittauer. I was eager to talk to Amy and learn how she's able to put so much of her personality into her business. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:04:04 8589 EP43: Offline Expertise to Online Dominance with Chris Cerrone (@bluegeno) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep43-offline-expertise-online-dominance-chris-cerrone/ Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:47:31 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8553 <p>Episode 43 the Empowered Podcast features professional podcaster, media mogul and all-around awesome dude, Chris Cerrone! I'm really honored to have my friend Chris on the show today. He and I talk about how he took the podcasting world by storm, how he's creating a brand online, and why he got started in the first […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep43-offline-expertise-online-dominance-chris-cerrone/">EP43: Offline Expertise to Online Dominance with Chris Cerrone (@bluegeno)</a>.</p> Episode 43 the Empowered Podcast features professional podcaster, media mogul and all-around awesome dude, Chris Cerrone! I'm really honored to have my friend Chris on the show today. He and I talk about how he took the podcasting world by storm, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:25:29 8553 EP42: Success Begins in the Mind with Dr. Lawana Gladney (@DrGladney) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep42-success-begins-mind-dr-lawana-gladney/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:57:54 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8479 <p>Episode 42 of the Empowered Podcast features renowned speaker, author, and emotional wellness doctor, Dr. Lawana Gladney. Though she started her career as an elementary school teacher, she now shares her message through her best-selling books and on TV shows across the country. Dr. Gladney owns her own company and changes the world with her […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep42-success-begins-mind-dr-lawana-gladney/">EP42: Success Begins in the Mind with Dr. Lawana Gladney (@DrGladney)</a>.</p> Episode 42 of the Empowered Podcast features renowned speaker, author, and emotional wellness doctor, Dr. Lawana Gladney. Though she started her career as an elementary school teacher, she now shares her message through her best-selling books and on TV... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 47:31 8479 EP41: Building Online in the Off Hours w/ Jeff Stephens (@CrazyDadLife) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep41-building-online-hours-jeff-stephens/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:00:06 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8270 <p>Today I talk with Jeff Stephens of Crazy.Dad.Life. Jeff has a wife and kids plus a full-time job, as well as a full time job as a daughter-chauffeur. I wanted to talk to Jeff and find out how he's able to blog, podcast, and build an online business all while juggling so many other responsibilities. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep41-building-online-hours-jeff-stephens/">EP41: Building Online in the Off Hours w/ Jeff Stephens (@CrazyDadLife)</a>.</p> Today I talk with Jeff Stephens of Crazy.Dad.Life. Jeff has a wife and kids plus a full-time job, as well as a full time job as a daughter-chauffeur. I wanted to talk to Jeff and find out how he's able to blog, podcast, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 51:32 8270 EP40: Being an Introvert Entrepreneur w/ Kent Sanders (@KentSanders) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep40-introvert-entrepreneur-kent-sanders/ Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:06:23 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8220 <p>Episode 40 the Empowered Podcast features blogger, podcaster and Evernote expert, Kent Sanders. Do you have to be wired as an entrepreneur to become one? In this episode, Kent Sanders and I talk about what it's like to start an online business as an introvert. We'll discuss some of the tools we use and share […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep40-introvert-entrepreneur-kent-sanders/">EP40: Being an Introvert Entrepreneur w/ Kent Sanders (@KentSanders)</a>.</p> Episode 40 the Empowered Podcast features blogger, podcaster and Evernote expert, Kent Sanders. Do you have to be wired as an entrepreneur to become one? In this episode, Kent Sanders and I talk about what it's like to start an online business as an in... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 59:39 8220 EP39: Masterminds, Making Friends, and Finding Your Purpose https://www.ellorywells.com/ep39-masterminds-making-friends-finding-purpose/ Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:25:59 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=8088 <p>In Episode 39 of the Empowered Podcast I talk about masterminds, making new friends and finding your purpose in life. You'll hear about: Benefits of being in a mastermind Why it's so important to make new friends My struggle with finding my purpose Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode: Read: How to Start Your Professional […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep39-masterminds-making-friends-finding-purpose/">EP39: Masterminds, Making Friends, and Finding Your Purpose</a>.</p> In Episode 39 of the Empowered Podcast I talk about masterminds, making new friends and finding your purpose in life. You'll hear about: Benefits of being in a mastermind Why it's so important to make new friends My struggle with finding my purpose Res... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 47:57 8088 EP38: Why Two Doctors Started an Online Business with Ryan and Allison Gray (@MedicalSchoolHQ) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep38-ryan-allison-gray-medical-school-hq/ Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:41:18 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7912 <p>Episode 38 the Empowered Podcast features doctors Ryan and Allison Gray. Even with busy schedules, Ryan and Allison have found time to create an incredible online business. They share their story of why, as medical doctors, they decided to start an online business called Medical School HQ. The Grays share how they find the time, where […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep38-ryan-allison-gray-medical-school-hq/">EP38: Why Two Doctors Started an Online Business with Ryan and Allison Gray (@MedicalSchoolHQ)</a>.</p> Episode 38 the Empowered Podcast features doctors Ryan and Allison Gray. Even with busy schedules, Ryan and Allison have found time to create an incredible online business. They share their story of why, as medical doctors, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:00:03 7912 EP37: The 7 Major Mistakes I Made as a New Entrepreneur https://www.ellorywells.com/ep37-7-major-mistakes-entrepreneur/ Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:42:43 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7925 <p>Episode 37 the Empowered Podcast strays from the normal. I do another solo show but without any editing! Since my behind the scenes videos have been really successful, I wanted to try an unedited podcast episode. The only editing I did was a noise removal of any background noise or humming sounds, but, other than that, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep37-7-major-mistakes-entrepreneur/">EP37: The 7 Major Mistakes I Made as a New Entrepreneur</a>.</p> Episode 37 the Empowered Podcast strays from the normal. I do another solo show but without any editing! Since my behind the scenes videos have been really successful, I wanted to try an unedited podcast episode. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 45:56 7925 EP36: Becoming Complaint Free & Focusing on the Possibility of Today – Sibyl Chavis (@SibylChavis) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep36-becoming-complaint-free-focusing-possibility-today-sibyl-chavis/ Wed, 28 May 2014 08:54:31 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7853 <p>Episode 36 of the Empowered Podcast features former attorney and HR executive turned writer, Sibyl Chavis. Sibyl will share how she decided to give up complaining for 40 days and how it changed her life. She'll share how she built a Facebook community of over 63k likes as well as how she's written books, guides, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep36-becoming-complaint-free-focusing-possibility-today-sibyl-chavis/">EP36: Becoming Complaint Free & Focusing on the Possibility of Today – Sibyl Chavis (@SibylChavis)</a>.</p> Episode 36 of the Empowered Podcast features former attorney and HR executive turned writer, Sibyl Chavis. Sibyl will share how she decided to give up complaining for 40 days and how it changed her life. She'll share how she built a Facebook community ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:11:13 7853 EP35: Creating Streams of Cash not Piles of Money – Matt Theriault (@theDoOverGuy) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep-35-creating-streams-cash-piles-money-matt-theriault/ Wed, 21 May 2014 14:55:07 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7776 <p>Episode 35 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, author, the host of the Do Over podcast and real estate investor, Matt Theriault. Matt will tell us the story of how he made a huge pile of money, lost it all, bagged groceries at age 34, and started all over. He's now more successful than ever […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep-35-creating-streams-cash-piles-money-matt-theriault/">EP35: Creating Streams of Cash not Piles of Money – Matt Theriault (@theDoOverGuy)</a>.</p> Episode 35 of the Empowered Podcast features entrepreneur, author, the host of the Do Over podcast and real estate investor, Matt Theriault. Matt will tell us the story of how he made a huge pile of money, lost it all, bagged groceries at age 34, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:00:44 7776 EP34: Why Your Personal Brand is So Important – Arfan Qureshi (@arfanq) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep34-personal-brand-important-arfan-qureshi-arfanq/ Wed, 14 May 2014 14:59:26 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7727 <p>Episode 34 of the Empowered Podcast features Arfan Qureshi, founder of LionSage, an online resource dedicated to helping young professionals build a powerful, professional brand. Arfan and I talk about the importance of building and paying attention to your personal brand. Whether you're an entrepreneur, solopreneur, or trying to climb the corporate ladder, you need […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep34-personal-brand-important-arfan-qureshi-arfanq/">EP34: Why Your Personal Brand is So Important – Arfan Qureshi (@arfanq)</a>.</p> Episode 34 of the Empowered Podcast features Arfan Qureshi, founder of LionSage, an online resource dedicated to helping young professionals build a powerful, professional brand. Arfan and I talk about the importance of building and paying attention to... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 54:52 7727 EP33: Overcoming a Traumatic Brain Injury w/ Elaine Astrue https://www.ellorywells.com/ep33-elaine-astrue-overcoming-traumatic-brain-injury/ Wed, 07 May 2014 07:55:47 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7658 <p>Episode 33 of the Empowered Podcast features Elaine Astrue. You'll hear Elaine talk about a life-changing event that occurred in 2008. She'll share with us her motivation story about finding your purpose, leading with empathy, and living a full life. Elaine's Mission: To find healing and a path forward after injury. How Elaine defines empowerment: Finding your purpose. […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep33-elaine-astrue-overcoming-traumatic-brain-injury/">EP33: Overcoming a Traumatic Brain Injury w/ Elaine Astrue</a>.</p> Episode 33 of the Empowered Podcast features Elaine Astrue. You'll hear Elaine talk about a life-changing event that occurred in 2008. She'll share with us her motivation story about finding your purpose, leading with empathy, and living a full life. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 49:05 7658 EP32: Hey, Go Fire Yourself and Do What You Love! w/ Laurel Staples (@LaurelStaples) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep32-laurel-staples-go-fire-yourself/ Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:58:09 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7478 <p>Episode 32 of the Empowered Podcast features professional coach and author, Laurel Staples! Laurel shares how she left a corporate job as a mechanical engineer to start her own clothing store. She'll share the ups and downs, as well as what she learned from that experience. Laurel will also tell us what it was like getting […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep32-laurel-staples-go-fire-yourself/">EP32: Hey, Go Fire Yourself and Do What You Love! w/ Laurel Staples (@LaurelStaples)</a>.</p> Episode 32 of the Empowered Podcast features professional coach and author, Laurel Staples! Laurel shares how she left a corporate job as a mechanical engineer to start her own clothing store. She'll share the ups and downs, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 56:36 7478 EP31: The Truth About Being Laid Off (And What We Can Do About It) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep31-truth-about-being-laid-off/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:58:29 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7352 <p>Episode 31 of the Empowered Podcast is a solo show. I want to share the hidden benefits, the truth if you will, of being laid off, as well as what we can do about it. Sometimes opportunity comes in different forms. Sometimes it's disguised as hard work, other times it's a door closing in our face so we […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep31-truth-about-being-laid-off/">EP31: The Truth About Being Laid Off (And What We Can Do About It)</a>.</p> Episode 31 of the Empowered Podcast is a solo show. I want to share the hidden benefits, the truth if you will, of being laid off, as well as what we can do about it. Sometimes opportunity comes in different forms. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 19:58 7352 EP30: 17 Traits of Successful People w/ Nick Loper (@nloper) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep30-17-traits-successful-people-nick-loper/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:36:50 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7238 <p>Episode 30 of the Empowered Podcast is something out of the ordinary! I share a talk about the traits of successful people with my friend, Nick Loper. While browsing the internet a few weeks ago, I found an awesome infographic called, the 17 Traits of Successful People. It shows us 17 different beliefs and behaviors […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep30-17-traits-successful-people-nick-loper/">EP30: 17 Traits of Successful People w/ Nick Loper (@nloper)</a>.</p> Episode 30 of the Empowered Podcast is something out of the ordinary! I share a talk about the traits of successful people with my friend, Nick Loper. While browsing the internet a few weeks ago, I found an awesome infographic called, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 59:50 7238 EP29: How to Find and Grow Your Social Media Platform w/ Rick Mulready (@RickMulready) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep29-rick-mulready-find-grow-social-media-platform/ Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:44:27 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7164 <p>Episode 29 the Empowered Podcast features social media consultant and host of the “Inside Social Media” podcast, Rick Mulready. Rick and I talk about social media platforms, finding your audience and what it's like to leave corporate America to strike out on your own. Recorded around the time when I left my high-paying corporate job, […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep29-rick-mulready-find-grow-social-media-platform/">EP29: How to Find and Grow Your Social Media Platform w/ Rick Mulready (@RickMulready)</a>.</p> Episode 29 the Empowered Podcast features social media consultant and host of the “Inside Social Media” podcast, Rick Mulready. Rick and I talk about social media platforms, finding your audience and what it's like to leave corporate America to strike ... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:00:49 7164 EP28: Overcoming Depression & Living a Happy Life w/ Amy Clover (@StrongInsideOut) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep28-amy-clover-overcoming-depression/ Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:55:44 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=7042 <p>Episode 28 the Empowered Podcast features blogger, encourager, coach, trainer and inspiration, Amy Clover. You'll hear how Amy suffered from severe depression but also how she pulled herself up and out of the darkness. Depression affects millions of people across the world. Amy shares her story and provides encouragement. Thank Amy for being on the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep28-amy-clover-overcoming-depression/">EP28: Overcoming Depression & Living a Happy Life w/ Amy Clover (@StrongInsideOut)</a>.</p> Episode 28 the Empowered Podcast features blogger, encourager, coach, trainer and inspiration, Amy Clover. You'll hear how Amy suffered from severe depression but also how she pulled herself up and out of the darkness. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 52:11 7042 EP27: How to Become an Authority in Your Niche w/ Marketing Optimization Expert, Alex Harris (@alexdesigns) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep27-alex-harris-becoming-authority-niche/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:47:20 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6981 <p>Episode 27 the Empowered Podcast features Alex Harris, owner and creative mind behind Alex Designs. Alex shares how he reacted and recovered from the internet boom, how he got his first client, the methods he used to market and launch a very successful podcast about marketing optimization, ROI, and how we can become authorities in […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep27-alex-harris-becoming-authority-niche/">EP27: How to Become an Authority in Your Niche w/ Marketing Optimization Expert, Alex Harris (@alexdesigns)</a>.</p> Episode 27 the Empowered Podcast features Alex Harris, owner and creative mind behind Alex Designs. Alex shares how he reacted and recovered from the internet boom, how he got his first client, the methods he used to market and launch a very successful... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 59:08 6981 EP26: How to Develop Your Business Niche w/ Todd Tramonte (@BigDBroker) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep26-todd-tramonte-developing-niche/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:30:47 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6796 <p>Episode 26 of the Empowered Podcast features, my friend, fellow Baylor Alumni, and a key person in the Dallas real estate market, Todd Tramonte. When I sat down with Todd, I really wanted to know why he'd decided to start a real estate business in a very saturated market. I wanted to know what it […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep26-todd-tramonte-developing-niche/">EP26: How to Develop Your Business Niche w/ Todd Tramonte (@BigDBroker)</a>.</p> Episode 26 of the Empowered Podcast features, my friend, fellow Baylor Alumni, and a key person in the Dallas real estate market, Todd Tramonte. When I sat down with Todd, I really wanted to know why he'd decided to start a real estate business in a ve... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 6796 EP25: Don’t Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else’s Middle https://www.ellorywells.com/ep25-your-beginning-someone-middle/ Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:30:04 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6631 <p>Ep. 25 of the Empowered Podcast is my very first solo show! This week I drove up to Dallas to hear a friend of mine speak to a large group. On my way back to Austin, I stopped in to see a few college friends and see how their businesses were doing. Two friends had […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep25-your-beginning-someone-middle/">EP25: Don’t Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else’s Middle</a>.</p> Ep. 25 of the Empowered Podcast is my very first solo show! This week I drove up to Dallas to hear a friend of mine speak to a large group. On my way back to Austin, I stopped in to see a few college friends and see how their businesses were doing. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 15:09 6631 EP24: How to Start a Business on the Side w/ Mark Mason (@masonworld) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep24-mark-mason/ Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:31:28 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6615 <p>Ep. 24 of the Empowered Podcast features marketing expert, host of the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast, and fellow Texan, Mark Mason. You'll hear how not only why Mark decided to build a side business but also how he did it. Mark will also share how he learned about being an entrepreneur and how he found time […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep24-mark-mason/">EP24: How to Start a Business on the Side w/ Mark Mason (@masonworld)</a>.</p> Ep. 24 of the Empowered Podcast features marketing expert, host of the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast, and fellow Texan, Mark Mason. You'll hear how not only why Mark decided to build a side business but also how he did it. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 50:00 6615 EP23: Why You Should Start a Podcast for Your Brand & Business w/ James Kinson (@CashCarConvert) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep23-start-a-podcast-james-kinson/ Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:47:06 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6577 <p>Episode 23 the Empowered Podcast is a special treat! I share an “off-the-cuff” hangout I had with my friend James Kinson. James tells us why you should start a podcast. He shares with me about why he started the Cash Car Convert blog and podcast. He also shares how his life has been changed over […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep23-start-a-podcast-james-kinson/">EP23: Why You Should Start a Podcast for Your Brand & Business w/ James Kinson (@CashCarConvert)</a>.</p> Episode 23 the Empowered Podcast is a special treat! I share an “off-the-cuff” hangout I had with my friend James Kinson. James tells us why you should start a podcast. He shares with me about why he started the Cash Car Convert blog and podcast. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 28:47 6577 EP22: Overcoming a Birth Defect & Becoming a Piano Master w/ Paul Cardall (@PaulCardall) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep22-overcoming-birth-defect-becoming-piano-master-paul-cardall/ Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:41:53 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6566 <p>Episode 22 of the Empowered Podcast features professional pianist, and one of my favorite musicians, Paul Cardall. You'll hear Paul tell the story of how he wasn't supposed to survive more than a few days after birth. He'll share what it was like being a teenager with out a heart to carry him. Paul will […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep22-overcoming-birth-defect-becoming-piano-master-paul-cardall/">EP22: Overcoming a Birth Defect & Becoming a Piano Master w/ Paul Cardall (@PaulCardall)</a>.</p> Episode 22 of the Empowered Podcast features professional pianist, and one of my favorite musicians, Paul Cardall. You'll hear Paul tell the story of how he wasn't supposed to survive more than a few days after birth. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 50:03 6566 EP21: Finding Inspiration in the Most Unlikely Places w/ @MeronBareket https://www.ellorywells.com/ep21-meron-bareket-finding-inspiration-unlikely-place/ Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:45:25 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6532 <p>Episode 21 of the Empowered Podcast features the founder of Inspiring Innovation magazine and the Inspiring Innovation Podcast, Meron Bareket. You'll hear Meron tell his story – how he never finished high school and started a software business from a hospital bed. If you've ever thought you had to be in the right place at […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep21-meron-bareket-finding-inspiration-unlikely-place/">EP21: Finding Inspiration in the Most Unlikely Places w/ @MeronBareket</a>.</p> Episode 21 of the Empowered Podcast features the founder of Inspiring Innovation magazine and the Inspiring Innovation Podcast, Meron Bareket. You'll hear Meron tell his story – how he never finished high school and started a software business from a h... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 38:34 6532 EP20: How a Full-Time Nurse Started a Pinterest Business w/ Cynthia Sanchez (@OSPInteresting) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep20-cynthia-sanchez-full-time-nurse-started-pinterest-business/ Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:05:06 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6464 <p>Episode 20 of the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, speaker and Pinterest for Business consultant, Cynthia Sanchez. Cynthia will share with us what it was like to leave her career as a nurse to work for herself as a business coach. She'll share how she got her very first clients and how she's grown a […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep20-cynthia-sanchez-full-time-nurse-started-pinterest-business/">EP20: How a Full-Time Nurse Started a Pinterest Business w/ Cynthia Sanchez (@OSPInteresting)</a>.</p> Episode 20 of the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, speaker and Pinterest for Business consultant, Cynthia Sanchez. Cynthia will share with us what it was like to leave her career as a nurse to work for herself as a business coach. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:01:38 6464 EP19: How to Leave Work Behind & Pursue Your Passions w/ Tom Ewer (@TomEwer) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep19-tom-ewer-leaving-work-behind-pursuing-passion/ Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:28:17 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6418 <p>Episode 19 the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, Tom Ewer. You'll hear how Tom left his full-time job to produce blog posts and edit for a team of writers. Tom also shares how he lives the lifestyle he wants from wherever he wants because of the freedom provided by online business. Tom's Mission: to help […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep19-tom-ewer-leaving-work-behind-pursuing-passion/">EP19: How to Leave Work Behind & Pursue Your Passions w/ Tom Ewer (@TomEwer)</a>.</p> Episode 19 the Empowered Podcast features professional blogger, Tom Ewer. You'll hear how Tom left his full-time job to produce blog posts and edit for a team of writers. Tom also shares how he lives the lifestyle he wants from wherever he wants becaus... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 49:16 6418 EP18: Becoming a Conscious Millionaire w/ J V Crum III (@JVCrum) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep18-jv-crum-iii-conscious-millionaire/ Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:15:54 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6368 <p>Episode 18 of the Empowered Podcast features author and entrepreneur, JV Crum III. JV shares his story of rescuing his father's company and building it into a multi-million dollar business. He shares his formula for creating wealth, and gives a special offer for us at the end. JV's Mission: To create wealth consciously, and to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep18-jv-crum-iii-conscious-millionaire/">EP18: Becoming a Conscious Millionaire w/ J V Crum III (@JVCrum)</a>.</p> Episode 18 of the Empowered Podcast features author and entrepreneur, JV Crum III. JV shares his story of rescuing his father's company and building it into a multi-million dollar business. He shares his formula for creating wealth, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:01:08 6368 EP17: How to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode & Truly Live w/ Crystal Paine (@MoneySavingMom) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep17-crystal-paine-say-goodbye-survival-mode/ Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:04:21 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6336 <p>Episode 17 features blogger, mother of 3 and author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Crystal Paine. We'll hear how Crystal gets so much done while at the same time changing the world with her brand, Money Saving Mom. Crystal's Mission: To challenge women to wisely steward their time and resources and live life on […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep17-crystal-paine-say-goodbye-survival-mode/">EP17: How to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode & Truly Live w/ Crystal Paine (@MoneySavingMom)</a>.</p> Episode 17 features blogger, mother of 3 and author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Crystal Paine. We'll hear how Crystal gets so much done while at the same time changing the world with her brand, Money Saving Mom. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 31:17 6336 EPSE1: What Really Happened in Vegas During #NMX14 w/ Ben Adam-Smith (@BenAdamSmith) https://www.ellorywells.com/empowered-podcast-ben-adam-smith-happened-vegas/ Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:49:08 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6314 <p>This is a Special Edition episode of the Empowered Podcast! My friend Ben Adam-Smith shares his post New Media Expo story. After the largest media conference in the country, if not the world, Ben Adam-Smith went missing. For the next 48 hours, friends, family and conference attendees were trying to find him while praying for […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/empowered-podcast-ben-adam-smith-happened-vegas/">EPSE1: What Really Happened in Vegas During #NMX14 w/ Ben Adam-Smith (@BenAdamSmith)</a>.</p> This is a Special Edition episode of the Empowered Podcast! My friend Ben Adam-Smith shares his post New Media Expo story. After the largest media conference in the country, if not the world, Ben Adam-Smith went missing. For the next 48 hours, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 43:31 6314 EP16: Get More Done & Focus on Productivity that Goes Beyond the To Do List w/ Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep16-erik-fisher-personal-productivity-goes-beyond-list/ Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:22:23 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6297 <p>The 16th episode of the Empowered Podcast features a live interview from the New Media Expo floor with productivity expert and author, Erik Fisher. Erik will share the #1 killer of productivity. He'll teach us how to overcome productivity killers, he'll educate us on his love of bacon, and he will give one of the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep16-erik-fisher-personal-productivity-goes-beyond-list/">EP16: Get More Done & Focus on Productivity that Goes Beyond the To Do List w/ Erik Fisher (@ErikJFisher)</a>.</p> The 16th episode of the Empowered Podcast features a live interview from the New Media Expo floor with productivity expert and author, Erik Fisher. Erik will share the #1 killer of productivity. He'll teach us how to overcome productivity killers, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 46:02 6297 EP15: How to Maximize Revenue & Profits by Focusing on Value, Not on Price w/ Kirk Bowman (@ArtOfValue) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep15-kirk-bowman-art-value/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:02:22 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6280 <p>The 15th episode of the Empowered Podcast features value-selling expert, Kirk Bowman. Kirk shares with me why it's a waste of time and resources to price by the hour. He'll share how he creates happier customers and increased his sales by focusing on value instead of price. Kirk's Mission: To help you create happy customers […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep15-kirk-bowman-art-value/">EP15: How to Maximize Revenue & Profits by Focusing on Value, Not on Price w/ Kirk Bowman (@ArtOfValue)</a>.</p> The 15th episode of the Empowered Podcast features value-selling expert, Kirk Bowman. Kirk shares with me why it's a waste of time and resources to price by the hour. He'll share how he creates happier customers and increased his sales by focusing on v... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 51:06 6280 EP14: How to Discover Your Sweet Spot & Maximize Your Talent w/ Scott Fay (@ScottMFay) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep14-scott-fay/ Fri, 03 Jan 2014 08:04:48 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6249 <p>The 14th episode of the Empowered Podcast features business owner, and leadership coach, Scott Fay. You'll hear how Scott made an intentional effort to grow beyond “just a landscaper”. He'll share how he became the right hand man to John Maxwell, as well as how you and I can discover the sweet spot in our […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep14-scott-fay/">EP14: How to Discover Your Sweet Spot & Maximize Your Talent w/ Scott Fay (@ScottMFay)</a>.</p> The 14th episode of the Empowered Podcast features business owner, and leadership coach, Scott Fay. You'll hear how Scott made an intentional effort to grow beyond “just a landscaper”. He'll share how he became the right hand man to John Maxwell, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:17:00 6249 EP13: How to Build a Community of 100,000+ w/ Pat Flynn (@PatFlynn) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep13-pat-flynn/ Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:01:51 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6227 <p>The 13th episode of the Empowered Podcast features online business icon, Pat Flynn. Pat will share something with us that he's never shared before. He'll end the PlayStation vs Xbox debate and he'll open up about being an introvert in an online world. Click Here: Thank Pat for being on the show! Pat's Mission: To […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep13-pat-flynn/">EP13: How to Build a Community of 100,000+ w/ Pat Flynn (@PatFlynn)</a>.</p> The 13th episode of the Empowered Podcast features online business icon, Pat Flynn. Pat will share something with us that he's never shared before. He'll end the PlayStation vs Xbox debate and he'll open up about being an introvert in an online world. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 56:14 6227 EP12: The Success Formula – Deliver Value First & the Money Will Come w/ Cliff Ravenscraft (@GSPN) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep12-cliff-ravenscraft/ Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:13:42 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6220 <p>The 12th episode of the Empowered Podcast features the Podcast Answer man himself, Cliff Ravenscraft. Cliff shares with me what it was like to leave a successful career in insurance to follow his dream of impacting the world through podcasting. He'll share how he built his business from making $11,000 the first year, to becoming the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep12-cliff-ravenscraft/">EP12: The Success Formula – Deliver Value First & the Money Will Come w/ Cliff Ravenscraft (@GSPN)</a>.</p> The 12th episode of the Empowered Podcast features the Podcast Answer man himself, Cliff Ravenscraft. Cliff shares with me what it was like to leave a successful career in insurance to follow his dream of impacting the world through podcasting. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 16:25 6220 EP11: Where Success Comes from & How to Get it w/ Amy Porterfield (@AmyPorterfield) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep11-amy-porterfield/ Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:15:35 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6189 <p>The 11th episode of the Empowered Podcast features Facebook marketing expert, Amy Porterfield. I caught up with Amy at the Platform Conference in Dallas, Texas. She shares some of the self-doubt-based questions she asked herself when she decided to leave Tony Robbins' company. Amy's Mission: To help small business owners like YOU get results, not […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep11-amy-porterfield/">EP11: Where Success Comes from & How to Get it w/ Amy Porterfield (@AmyPorterfield)</a>.</p> The 11th episode of the Empowered Podcast features Facebook marketing expert, Amy Porterfield. I caught up with Amy at the Platform Conference in Dallas, Texas. She shares some of the self-doubt-based questions she asked herself when she decided to lea... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 14:27 6189 EP10: Why Leaders are Readers & How to Build Relationships w/ Jeff Brown (@TheJeffBrown) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep10-jeff-brown-read-to-lead/ Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:37:32 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6164 <p>The 10th episode of the Empowered Podcast features podcaster, web-designer and possibly the next voice-over mogul, Jeff brown. Jeff will share his journey from being laid off, to becoming a full-time web-designer and owning his own company, to hosting one of the fastest growing and most educational podcasts around, the Read to Lead Podcast. Jeff's […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep10-jeff-brown-read-to-lead/">EP10: Why Leaders are Readers & How to Build Relationships w/ Jeff Brown (@TheJeffBrown)</a>.</p> The 10th episode of the Empowered Podcast features podcaster, web-designer and possibly the next voice-over mogul, Jeff brown. Jeff will share his journey from being laid off, to becoming a full-time web-designer and owning his own company, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:02:48 6164 EP9: It’s Time to Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dyin’ w/ Benny Hsu (@Benny_Hsu) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep9-benny-hsu-get-busy-living/ Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:58:16 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6139 <p>The ninth episode of the Empowered Podcast features iOS app developer, Benny Hsu. In this episode Benny and I talk about how he made $30,000 from a $1900 investment into the development of an iPhone app. He'll walk us through the process, what challenges he faced and overcame, and how he's changed the course of […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep9-benny-hsu-get-busy-living/">EP9: It’s Time to Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dyin’ w/ Benny Hsu (@Benny_Hsu)</a>.</p> The ninth episode of the Empowered Podcast features iOS app developer, Benny Hsu. In this episode Benny and I talk about how he made $30,000 from a $1900 investment into the development of an iPhone app. He'll walk us through the process, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 58:05 6139 EP8: The Importance of Finding Your Purpose in Life w/ Paul Sohn (@PaulJSohn) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep8-paul-sohn-finding-your-purpose/ Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:12:30 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=5169 <p>The eight episode of the Empowered Podcast lets us eavesdrop on my chat with blogger, leader, and creative writer, Paul Sohn. Having to overcome language barriers twice as a young student forced Paul to figure out who he was and what he wanted out of life. Paul's Mission: To glorify God through serving, equipping, and […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep8-paul-sohn-finding-your-purpose/">EP8: The Importance of Finding Your Purpose in Life w/ Paul Sohn (@PaulJSohn)</a>.</p> The eight episode of the Empowered Podcast lets us eavesdrop on my chat with blogger, leader, and creative writer, Paul Sohn. Having to overcome language barriers twice as a young student forced Paul to figure out who he was and what he wanted out of l... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 43:43 5169 EP7: You have to Give Yourself Permission to Win w/ Dan Franks (@dmfranks) & @JoeCassandra https://www.ellorywells.com/ep7-dan-franks-joe-cassandra-giving-permission/ Tue, 03 Dec 2013 10:37:52 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6124 <p>The seventh episode of the Empowered Podcast features two rising stars in the world of podcasting, Dan Franks and Joe Cassandra. Dan and Joe, or Joe and Dan, I'm still not sure which comes first, share their experiences of starting their entrepreneurial journey's from scratch. They'll share tips and tricks for organizing your time to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep7-dan-franks-joe-cassandra-giving-permission/">EP7: You have to Give Yourself Permission to Win w/ Dan Franks (@dmfranks) & @JoeCassandra</a>.</p> The seventh episode of the Empowered Podcast features two rising stars in the world of podcasting, Dan Franks and Joe Cassandra. Dan and Joe, or Joe and Dan, I'm still not sure which comes first, share their experiences of starting their entrepreneuria... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1:01:14 6124 EP6: Why Successful People Focus on the Mission, Not the Method w/ Jim Stovall (@Stovallauthor) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep6-jim-stovall-focus-mission-method/ Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:40:49 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6098 <p>The sixth episode of the Empowered Podcast let's us listen in on a conversation with best-selling author and Emmy Award winner, Jim Stovall. Jim shares part of his story, from going blind in his twenties, to starting several businesses and becoming a deca-millionaire.  My Favorite Jim Stovall Quote: We're only as big as the smallest […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep6-jim-stovall-focus-mission-method/">EP6: Why Successful People Focus on the Mission, Not the Method w/ Jim Stovall (@Stovallauthor)</a>.</p> The sixth episode of the Empowered Podcast let's us listen in on a conversation with best-selling author and Emmy Award winner, Jim Stovall. Jim shares part of his story, from going blind in his twenties, to starting several businesses and becoming a d... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 46:24 6098 EP5: Growing Into Yourself & Breaking the Golden Handcuffs w/ Marlee Ward (@MarleeWard) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep5-marlee-ward-growing-into-yourself/ Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:17:30 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6081 <p>The fifth episode of the Empowered Podcast features marketing expert Marlee Ward. You'll hear how Marlee transitioned from attorney to entrepreneur. We'll discuss the power of taking responsibility, overcoming rejection, and figuring out how to start a business from scratch. Marlee Ward's Mission: To teach entrepreneurs how to communicate their value with ease and integrity […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep5-marlee-ward-growing-into-yourself/">EP5: Growing Into Yourself & Breaking the Golden Handcuffs w/ Marlee Ward (@MarleeWard)</a>.</p> The fifth episode of the Empowered Podcast features marketing expert Marlee Ward. You'll hear how Marlee transitioned from attorney to entrepreneur. We'll discuss the power of taking responsibility, overcoming rejection, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 52:07 6081 EP4: How to Equipping Others and Leading with Intention w/ Joe Lalonde (@JosephLalonde) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep4-joe-lalonde-equipping-others-leading-intention/ Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:09:26 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6017 <p>The fourth episode of the Empowered Podcast! Today I share a conversation I had with writer, blogger and leader, Joe Lalonde. You'll hear how he got connected with Michael Hyatt, how he's empowering youth in his town, and how he takes time off while geo-caching! Joe's Mission: To empower young leaders with the tools to […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep4-joe-lalonde-equipping-others-leading-intention/">EP4: How to Equipping Others and Leading with Intention w/ Joe Lalonde (@JosephLalonde)</a>.</p> The fourth episode of the Empowered Podcast! Today I share a conversation I had with writer, blogger and leader, Joe Lalonde. You'll hear how he got connected with Michael Hyatt, how he's empowering youth in his town, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 30:03 6017 EP3: How to Build A Lifestyle on Your Terms w/ Dan & Vanessa Hayes (@DanielHayes, @GetSimplifized) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep3-dan-vanessa-hayes-living-lifestyle-terms/ Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:29:29 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=6008 <p>In this third episode of the Empowered Podcast I get to share a conversation that I had with Dan and Vanessa Hayes. We talk about living life how we choose, not how someone chooses for us. They share with me how there is more to life than living in the rat race. Dan & Vanessa's […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep3-dan-vanessa-hayes-living-lifestyle-terms/">EP3: How to Build A Lifestyle on Your Terms w/ Dan & Vanessa Hayes (@DanielHayes, @GetSimplifized)</a>.</p> In this third episode of the Empowered Podcast I get to share a conversation that I had with Dan and Vanessa Hayes. We talk about living life how we choose, not how someone chooses for us. They share with me how there is more to life than living in the... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 50:35 6008 EP2: If You Want to Be Successful, Trusting Yourself w/ Farnoosh Brock (@ProlificLiving) https://www.ellorywells.com/ep2-farnoosh-brock-trusting-yourself/ Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:48:35 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=5407 <p>In today's episode I share the fantastic chat I had with entrepreneur Farnoosh Brock! She was such an inspiration to me when I heard her on another show, I had to talk to her myself. Farnoosh's website: http://www.prolificliving.com/ Farnoosh's Mission: To help and inspire you to live an epic life! How Farnoosh defines empowerment: Empowerment is […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep2-farnoosh-brock-trusting-yourself/">EP2: If You Want to Be Successful, Trusting Yourself w/ Farnoosh Brock (@ProlificLiving)</a>.</p> In today's episode I share the fantastic chat I had with entrepreneur Farnoosh Brock! She was such an inspiration to me when I heard her on another show, I had to talk to her myself. Farnoosh's website: http://www.prolificliving. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 5407 EP1: Epic Introduction to the Empowered Podcast https://www.ellorywells.com/ep1-epic-introduction-empowered-podcast/ Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:15:19 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=5954 <p>The pilot episode of the Empowered Podcast! I am so excited to be able to share this next chapter in my life with you in today's episode. This episode provides a taste of why I started the show as well as what's to come.  My Mission for the Empowered Podcast: To help people with the […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/ep1-epic-introduction-empowered-podcast/">EP1: Epic Introduction to the Empowered Podcast</a>.</p> The pilot episode of the Empowered Podcast! I am so excited to be able to share this next chapter in my life with you in today's episode. This episode provides a taste of why I started the show as well as what's to come. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 5954 7 Types of People Successful People Avoid https://www.ellorywells.com/7-types-people-successful-people-avoid/ Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:36:10 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=5725 <p>Have you ever met someone who was “toxic?” Not every personality type is one that you should keep around. Have you ever met someone who was “a little too happy?” Not every world-view will help you and I become successful people. If you agree with Napoleon Hill when he says that our personalities and levels […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/7-types-people-successful-people-avoid/">7 Types of People Successful People Avoid</a>.</p> Have you ever met someone who was “toxic?” Not every personality type is one that you should keep around. Have you ever met someone who was “a little too happy?” Not every world-view will help you and I become successful people. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 7:14 5725 Leadership and the Importance of Follow Through https://www.ellorywells.com/leadership-importance-follow-through/ Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:54:41 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=5657 <p>Following through is one of the best ways to build credibility, earn trust, and establish yourself as a leader. Without follow through, your credibility is damaged, your personal brand takes a hit, and your leadership will be questioned. Want to listen? There's an audio version below As a leader, whether in your own company or […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/leadership-importance-follow-through/">Leadership and the Importance of Follow Through</a>.</p> Following through is one of the best ways to build credibility, earn trust, and establish yourself as a leader. Without follow through, your credibility is damaged, your personal brand takes a hit, and your leadership will be questioned. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 5:02 5657 What If You Followed Your Passion? https://www.ellorywells.com/what-if-you-followed-your-passion/ Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:11:24 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=3961 <p>Today's What If Wednesday asks the question, “What if you followed your passion?” Additionally, what if you followed your passion and it turned into a paycheck? Below are a few people that come to mind to provide an example and a starting point to your brainstorming. If you've got a little extra time, I've also […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/what-if-you-followed-your-passion/">What If You Followed Your Passion?</a>.</p> Today's What If Wednesday asks the question, “What if you followed your passion?” Additionally, what if you followed your passion and it turned into a paycheck? Below are a few people that come to mind to provide an example and a starting point to your... Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 3961 Here is Why Stress Can (Sometimes) Be a Good Thing https://www.ellorywells.com/why-stress-can-be-a-good-thing/ Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:38:20 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=2055 <p>I was raised with the mentality that “when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'“. My mom taught me that mentality when I was growing up. Whenever we faced a tough situation, we learned to “buckle down” and focus on what needed to be done. In the workforce, this “tough goin'” would closely resemble […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/why-stress-can-be-a-good-thing/">Here is Why Stress Can (Sometimes) Be a Good Thing</a>.</p> I was raised with the mentality that “when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'“. My mom taught me that mentality when I was growing up. Whenever we faced a tough situation, we learned to “buckle down” and focus on what needed to be done. Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 2055 4 Things to Do If You’re Overwhelmed at Work https://www.ellorywells.com/4-things-to-do-when-youre-overwhelmed-at-work/ Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:50:25 +0000 https://www.ellorywells.com/?p=1875 <p>Over the past several months, I've had several colleagues, small business owners and friends come to me and ask for advice about how to deal with being overwhelmed at work. I've shared the advice I gave them below. If you like it and it helps you, share this article with your friends and colleagues. If […]</p> <p>To read the article on my site and leave a comment, click here - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ellorywells.com/4-things-to-do-when-youre-overwhelmed-at-work/">4 Things to Do If You’re Overwhelmed at Work</a>.</p> Over the past several months, I've had several colleagues, small business owners and friends come to me and ask for advice about how to deal with being overwhelmed at work. I've shared the advice I gave them below. If you like it and it helps you, Ellory Wells: Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Bestselling Author clean 1875