Archive for April 2016

Ted Coiné On Creativity, Community, and Business

Ted Coiné is a “collector of fascinating people.” He is so energized by collaboration that he established OPEN (Ordinary People | Extraordinary Networking) – where the world’s top minds come together to make remarkable things happen. On his second appearance on Smashing The Plateau, this bestselling author (and four-time CEO) demonstrates why having a thriving…

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Getting Serious About Finding (Or Creating) The Right Community

If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, you know by now that truly individual success simply doesn’t exist. Winners need the support of a community. That said, not every community is the right community for you. If your support circle is not helping you get to the root of your deepest problems,…

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Leveling Up Your Business With Tony Rose

In his second appearance on Smashing The Plateau, this bestselling author and expert on the art of entrepreneurship explains why the key to personal growth – and an impressive business – is to simply stop getting in your own way. Listen to discover: Why passive income doesn’t (and can’t) work for everybody. The qualities of a…

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Everything You Know About Passive Income Is Wrong

Creating a business that generates passive income has become the Holy Grail for many entrepreneurs. Everyone from coaches to bloggers is trying to cash in in a cottage industry that revolves around selling advice on how the make this happen. Unfortunately, the assumptions about what this means is almost always wrong – not to mention…

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Dan Sullivan Talks About What Makes Planning Work in Business

Dan Sullivan has personally transformed the lives and careers of thousands of entrepreneurs. A big part of his success has come from honing the ability to distinguish between effective planning and planning that actually increases complexity. In this episode, Dan dives deep into this distinction. He also discusses why community plays such a huge role…

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Overcoming The Tyranny of Planning

We all know the importance of a solid plan, but there comes a point when planning becomes overplanning. Between information overload and bad advice from so-called experts, many of us make plans we can’t execute or we overwhelm ourselves with too many. So how can we escape the tyranny of planning while still mapping out…

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What It Really Means To Win With Rick Duris

Star copywriter Rick Duris rarely makes public appearances (he would much rather be helping from behind the scenes), but today he returns to Smashing The Plateau with some of the most profound insight we’ve ever encountered. Not only does Rick reveal what’s really behind the coaching industry curtain, he questions why business leaders are so…

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Winners and Losers

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Here’s one version of the story… In business, there are two types of people—winners and losers. There are leaders worth emulating, and there are those who are duly brushed aside. It’s simple, ruthless, and well…capitalism. Really? What makes a winner anyway? Don’t we all have different aspirations and principles? Money and acclaim can’t be the…

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