SMART Businesses Do This...

Adam Lyons

Are you tired of grinding? Or feeling like an employee in your own business? Then this is your go-to podcast to learn how to build a SMART business that’s profitable and gives you the freedom you dream about. Join serial entrepreneur Adam Lyons and his guest experts each week as they share how to transform your current business (or business idea) into a company that is built to succeed, simple to run, and doesn’t cause burnout. Adam has saved and scaled over 1800+ small businesses since launching his Smart BluePrint program in 2020. Beyond his own portfolio of growing companies, Adam is an advisor for over 500 brands across the US and Canada and has been featured on the Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, and the NY Post. To find out more, visit https://thesmartblueprint.com/ read less
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Scaling Faster: Firing Yourself From Day-To-Day Operations With Austin Netzley
Feb 28 2024
Scaling Faster: Firing Yourself From Day-To-Day Operations With Austin Netzley
Being a business owner has its rewards, but it can be very stressful, especially when operating the business yourself. You only have a limited time and energy each day, so you can't possibly do everything. There's value in being an expert and becoming indispensable at work. But, reaching new levels of success requires letting go of specific day-to-day tasks. To scale faster, you must fire yourself from time-consuming and repetitive tasks you've been doing and learn to delegate, outsource, or automate. However, letting go can be pretty scary. So, how do you move from being a business owner and operator to becoming a leader? How do you free up more time to focus on more impactful things? That's what we are discussing today with my good buddy Austin Netzley.If you're an entrepreneur or a business owner who wishes to scale faster without getting overwhelmed, join us in this episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Austin Netzley is a business investor, advisor, author, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of 2X, helping 6- and 7-figure entrepreneurs break free from the day-to-day operations and scale exponentially with operational excellence. Austin is also the author of the updated book “From 6 to 7 Figures.”“Complexity is the enemy. That is what is killing people right from the start. So we've got to be able to simplify.” - Austin NetzleyIn This Episode:-   What does Austin and his team do?-   What are the biggest issues holding business owners back from scaling?-   How do you determine which business activities to stop or continue?-   Finding the balance between sticking to the basics and innovating-   What to do when you feel drained in running your business-   What functions can you delegate or outsource?-   How to work less hours and do more impactful thingsAnd much more…Resources Mentioned: -   Books by Austin Netzley - https://www.amazon.com/Books-Austin-Netzley/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAustin+NetzleyConnect with Austin Netzley: -   Website - https://2x.co/-  Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/scale2x/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/netzley/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/austingnetzley/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram -
Audiobooks and AI featuring Danny Galvez
Feb 21 2024
Audiobooks and AI featuring Danny Galvez
With the rise of AI, more and more people are outsourcing tasks to robots to save time and money. Now more than ever, you see many books coming out, and guess what? They're written with the help of AI. We're also seeing a wave of digital narration. After all, why narrate your book when you can ask AI to do it? Well, AI can do many things, but there are still limitations, And my guest agrees 100%. Capturing and conveying the meaning and sound of a book is a unique skill that requires human emotion. Who better to know that than an audiobook narrator? So, let's get right to the conversation.Today, I am joined by my friend Danny Galvez. He is an exceptional individual, and he is unashamedly funny. If you're not yet a fan of his, I'm sure you will be by the time you listen to this episode.If you're excited to write and narrate your book, join us in this episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Danny Galvez is a Business Development Consultant, author, speaker, podcast and audiobook producer, voice-over artist, and course creator, among others. “No matter what we do in life, whether it's AI or doing it naturally, we have to verify.” - Danny GalvezIn This Episode:-   Why should somebody do their audiobook when they can just get an AI robot to do it?-   What things can you outsource to AI?-   Considering people's shrinking attention span, will they still listen to audiobooks or go for shorter, faster content in TikTok or Instagram?-   Should everyone have a book?-   The dangers of relying too much on AI, especially for kids-   Business and relationship conversation from Adam's experience and how it relates to AIAnd much more…Resources Mentioned: -   Designrr - https://designrr.io/-  Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday - https://www.amazon.com/Perennial-Seller-Making-Marketing-Lasts/dp/0143109014Connect with Danny Galvez: -   Website - https://dannygalvez.phonesites.com/- Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/danny.galvez.3382/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dannygalvez2/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-galvez-186a7420Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Mindset for Entrepreneurs With Ani Manian
Feb 14 2024
Mindset for Entrepreneurs With Ani Manian
People say that having the right mindset is crucial for achieving limitless potential. We all have a mindset, yet we don't always consider how it affects our lives.The right mindset can ignite our ambition and push us to thrive. However, a negative mindset can make us blind to opportunities and hinder our ability to grow and succeed. Your mindset or psychology has much to do with what you achieve in life and business. Successful entrepreneurs are often thought of as exceptional individuals born with unique abilities that make them extraordinary. But what is the reality about success? What is the right mindset for entrepreneurs to become successful?Today, I have my good buddy, Ani Manian, to discuss how someone's psychology impacts their ability to achieve success. This conversation is mind-blowing, especially for those who are interested in psychology, mindset, and discovering our limitless potential.If you want to know how to become an extraordinary entrepreneur and human being, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Ani Manian is a coach for many exceptional human beings, helping them get more out of themselves and their lives. He has worked with CEOs of billion-dollar companies and not-for-profit corporations, entrepreneurs, doctors, bankers, actors, executives, and people at the top of their field. His clients fondly refer to Ani as The Ultimate Mirror because, in their work together, they see and know themselves more clearly than they ever have before.“The masterpiece we're looking for in business, in relationships, in health, in any aspect of our life is typically a process of removing what doesn't belong. And that's much easier.” - Ani ManianIn This Episode:-   Why is a mindset worth considering when it comes to the entrepreneurial journey?-   What are the common problems of business owners or founders?-   How to develop the right mindset while running your business-   Can you teach someone to have the right psychology or mindset?-   Are you unconsciously sabotaging your success? -   What is it like to work with Ani?And much more…Connect with Ani Manian: -   Website - https://animanian.com/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ani.manian/-   YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@animanianConnect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Optimizing SEO for Small Businesses With Greg Jeffries
Feb 7 2024
Optimizing SEO for Small Businesses With Greg Jeffries
Like all brick-and-mortar stores, online businesses have a lot of competition, especially when doing business in a saturated market. How can you stand out?It’s all about who provides great products and excellent customer service. But first, people have to know you exist. When they search for a product or service, can they find you? To get to the top of search results, you have to employ the best SEO practices and prove to Google and other search engines that you have what consumers need. SEO may seem complex, but there's someone who can make it simple for you. Join me in welcoming Greg Jeffries, a Digital Marketing Strategist and Consultant who is here today to share his SEO best practices and predictions. We also discuss how to incorporate AI into your SEO strategy. So, if you want to learn how to optimize SEO to grow your business, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Greg Jeffries is a designer, entrepreneur, and internet marketer who is passionate about online marketing. His top strengths include creating strategies and organizing information and complex workflows into simple processes, search engine optimization, and developing various design and creative solutions.“SEO can be simplified to two basic things. There's content and backlinks.” - Greg JeffriesIn This Episode:-   Is SEO going away with AI?-   An excellent strategy to dominate SEO in 2024-   Avoid this common mistake that most businesses make-   How to grow your business in a saturated market-   SEO trends and predictions in 2024 And much more…Connect with Greg Jeffries: -   Website - https://gregjeffries.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregjeffries/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Earning an Extra 7 Figures From Live Events With Alex Moscow
Jan 31 2024
Earning an Extra 7 Figures From Live Events With Alex Moscow
I love doing live events and masterminds like my Working Vacation program, where I take business owners on a cruise ship while helping them get the big breakthrough they've been dreaming of in their business. This event can make someone like me earn an extra seven figures. How is that possible?Today, I have my good friend Alex Moscow, a master event planner and host who teaches entrepreneurs and business owners how to make an additional seven figures in profit with a custom-tailored “world-class events” strategy that creates a high-caliber community of high-paying, long-term clients using the power of events, workshops, and masterminds.If you want to learn how to create and run profitable live events, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:From jail cell to integrity-based sales expert, Alex transitioned into the coaching space at just 21, helping Ted McGrath build a multi-million dollar coaching and seminar organization from the ground up in just four years.Now, Alex is teaching his clients how to sell with truth instead of tactics via the Congruent Closing Method, building businesses that fuel them so they can live as the most authentic, expressed version of themselves.“Events are a great way to master what your craft is, which, I believe, is a lost art these days.” - Alex MoscowIn This Episode:-   If you're not careful, there's a real danger to outsourcing your content creation -   Pitfalls vs. benefits of doing live events-   How often should you do live events, and what are the price points?-   An excellent opportunity for marketing agencies to collaborate and deliver live events together-   The three types of events that Alex does and the benefit of each event-   Using your personal brand to attract your ideal clients-   The roadmap to putting together a successful and memorable eventAnd much more…Connect with Alex Moscow: -   Website - https://alexjmoscow.com/-   Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/alexjmoscow-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-j-moscow-880a0420/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
The Current Dangers of Artificial Intelligence With John Arrow
Dec 13 2023
The Current Dangers of Artificial Intelligence With John Arrow
As many people learn how to utilize ChatGPT and other Generative AI models, there's a nagging question about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Should we be scared?Tesla and SpaceX leader and famous innovator Elon Musk suggests that AI could potentially be very dangerous. But where is the real danger?While many applications are used to impact humankind positively, any powerful tool can be used for harmful purposes when it falls into the wrong hands.Since recent developments have made super-intelligent machines possible much sooner than most of us expected, it's time to determine what dangers AI poses to humanity. Today, I am joined by John Arrow. This guy is fascinated by emerging technologies and how technology can be used to make the world better. It's a pretty ambitious goal, but not impossible. So, let's hear what John Arrow has to say about the future of humanity in an AI-powered world.If you're curious about how technology can impact your life and your business, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:John Arrow is a man of many talents who finds fulfillment by finding solutions to high-stakes problems. In his 20s, he founded Austin-based Mutual Mobile, an emerging technologies company specializing in visual design software and digital systems for real-world needs. Since then, he has launched and scaled numerous companies in the emerging technology sector.“If you start to take away people's access to AI, that is a weapon that can be used against them. And that's where the real dangers, I think, of AI come in is when one group gets access and another doesn't.” - John ArrowIn This Episode:-   How does John's AI platform work?-   Will our opinions still matter? When does AI become scary?-   How did John develop his AI model?-   The real danger in utilizing and talking about AI and why there's censorship around AI-   The use of AI in predicting human behavior and how to leverage it in your business -   Can you create your own GPT?-   What can we expect in the next five years? And much more…Resources: -   FreedomGPT - https://www.freedomgpt.com/Connect with John Arrow: -   Website - https://mutualmobile.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnarrowConnect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
The Man Who Helped Pull America Out of the 2008 Recession With Alex Charfen
Nov 22 2023
The Man Who Helped Pull America Out of the 2008 Recession With Alex Charfen
“On September 18, 2008, the Secretary of the US Treasury and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve went to Capitol Hill and told congressional leaders that if they didn’t authorize a seven-hundred-billion-dollar bank bailout, the financial system would implode.”How many of you remember this event? Do you realize how the US financial system recovered? Today, I have the man who helped pull America out of the 2008 recession. We will hear the backstory straight from this guy, so you have got to listen! If you want to be prepared for a recession and thrive in any market condition, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Alex Charfen is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and coach who has spent 30 years on the front lines of entrepreneurship and business and is helping tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to grow and scale. He is better known as The Man Who Helped Pull America Out of the 2008 Recession. Alex launched the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) course in 2008. This short sales course quickly became the fastest-growing designation in the real estate industry's history. Approximately 50,000 real estate professionals took the program, and collectively, they rescued nearly two million distressed property owners from the devastating consequences of foreclosure. “I know everybody makes the argument that if you hold your money in cash, you're losing money because you're holding cash when the value of the dollar is going down. What I also know is if there's a crisis, having a big pile of cash is the most important thing to have. We had that when we restarted buying in 2011, and that's why we've been able to make millions of dollars in the market.” - Alex CharfenIn This Episode:-   How Alex became the guy who was going to “fix” America-   Economic insights from Alex and Adam that you should be aware of-   Can AI help people fight off the recession?-   Is Austin a good place to be with the current market conditions? Where to establish your home in the face of uncertain economic conditions-   How to avoid home foreclosure in the face of a recession-   Is it a good time to buy a property right now?-   Where is Alex putting his money, and why?And much more…Resources: -   The Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT) by Alex Charfen - https://freeeptbook.com/-   The Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) - https://www.cdpe.com/-   Check Out the Value of Real Estate Properties - https://www.realtor.comConnect with Alex Charfen: -   Website - https://www.charfen.com/ and https://simpleoperations.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexcharfen/-   The Momentum Podcast -
Facebook Advertising Hacks That the Top 1% Of Marketers Use With Brett Williams
Nov 15 2023
Facebook Advertising Hacks That the Top 1% Of Marketers Use With Brett Williams
Every smart business is advertising on social media, and the smartest ones are doing it the way Brett Williams does. And he's here today to teach you the Facebook advertising hacks that the top 1% of marketers use. Brett is a wizard on ads. He knows the inside out of how advertising works, and he runs our ad campaigns. He’s an expert on Google ads, Meta, Instagram, TikTok, and even website and email marketing. The first thing Brett did when we started working together was take one of my campaigns from just about 0 leads per day to 5 on day one and 30 shortly after. Brett talks about ad types, ad budgets, timelines, and target audiences. We also discuss how to generate the ads quickly and use them for maximum conversion.If you want to learn what Brett is doing, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Brett Williams is the CEO and Founder of UniqueAnd, a company that provides social media ads consulting, media buying, and content coordination to help businesses grow through digital advertising.“I feel that all brands should be retargeting on all platforms. Period.” - Brett WilliamsIn This Episode:-   How to develop an ad strategy that works-   The average length of time you must wait before expecting someone to buy from you-   What is funnel hacking, and how can you make it work for you?-   How much does it cost to run ads, and how do you know if something is working or if it's time to quit?-   Omnipresent retargeting strategy and how it works-   What type of ad is best for people who already know you? Do you need a massive audience for the ad to work?-   Crafting a simple call-to-action (CTA) that can yield the highest conversion rate-   Can you create a custom audience of people who have visited other sites? How do you create custom audience campaigns?-   What SMART Businesses do, according to Brett WilliamsAnd much more…Connect with Brett Williams: -   Website - https://www.uniqueand.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-williams-9521986/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Wealth Building Strategies to Help You Thrive in Any Season With The Lifestyle Investor Justin Donald
Nov 8 2023
Wealth Building Strategies to Help You Thrive in Any Season With The Lifestyle Investor Justin Donald
For many people, the path to financial freedom seems like an impossible feat. When your income is barely enough for your day-to-day needs, how can you even think about building wealth or investing when you have no money? How can you create wealth without creating a job? If you're interested in finding opportunities that can generate passive revenue and be ahead of trends that most people haven't figured out yet, you better listen to my conversation with Justin Donald, also known as The Lifestyle Investor, simply because he has mastered the art of structuring deals, and disciplined investment systems that consistently yield profitable results which allowed him to design his dream lifestyle. If that sounds like something you want for yourself and your family, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Entrepreneur Magazine calls Justin Donald the “Warren Buffett of Lifestyle Investing.” As the founder of The Lifestyle Investor and a master of low-risk cash flow investing, Justin’s overarching principle is to “create wealth without creating a job.” He excels at simplifying complex financial strategies, structuring deals, and disciplined investment systems that consistently yield profitable results.“Mobile home park is one of the safest real estate asset classes. It may not be the sexiest, but it is definitely the safest in my opinion because when there is a recession, this thing is recession-proof.” - Justin DonaldIn This Episode:-   Are you ready for the biggest wealth transfer that's about to happen?-   High-value businesses you may not be familiar with-   Exciting opportunities in real estate that you should be taking advantage of-   How to make raw land more lucrative and trends that would impact your investing decisions-   How to structure your deals that would result in a win-win scenario for all-   Why it's a good idea to buy a business and how to finance the purchase-   How do SBA loans work?-   Be wary of people who call themselves “experts”-   Is investing in trailer parks a good idea? -   What SMART Businesses do, according to Justin DonaldAnd much more…Connect with Justin Donald: -   Website - https://lifestyleinvestor.com/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/justindonald/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Avoiding Burnout in the Creative Process With Jamison Stone
Nov 1 2023
Avoiding Burnout in the Creative Process With Jamison Stone
Do you always feel exhausted or low on energy? Do you associate negative feelings with your work? If you said yes to both questions, you may be experiencing the first signs of burnout. Creatives are particularly prone to suffer from burnout. So, how can we avoid burnout in the creative process?Today, I am joined by author, CEO, Human Excellence Coach, and an incredible energy source, Jamison Stone, who explains how artists and business creatives can avoid burnout.The self-understanding you’ll gain from this episode will make you more productive and help you understand your influence on the people around you. So, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Jamison Stone is a Human Excellence Coach, Author, & CEO of The Stone Protocol. He has a degree in Contemplative Psychology concentrating in Transpersonal, Humanistic, Somatic, and Buddhist Psychology, and over two decades of martial arts, yoga, and meditation training. Jamison leverages his experience of instructing mindfulness and conflict resolution to enable audiences an opportunity for self-discovery through play. “Smart businesses now, speaking from experience, are grounded; their leaders are grounded in their hearts. They are able to make decisions that not only facilitate long-term goals but immediate step-by-step actions that are fulfilling, both to avoid burnout and to build really amazing connections with themselves and other people.” - Jamison StoneIn This Episode:-   Are you an introvert or extrovert, and why does it matter?-   The Spoon Analogy as a way to explain the limited energy we have-   Different types of human energy and how they affect us-   How do you know when your energy is being depleted?-   What causes creative burnout?-   How to use AI to help prevent creative burnout-   What is it like working with Jamison? What techniques does he use?-   Simple tips to overcome burnout-   What SMART Businesses do, according to Jamison StoneAnd much more…Connect with Jamison Stone: -   Website - https://www.thestoneprotocol.com/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stone.jamison/Resources: -    The Spoon Theory - https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
How to Start a Business in a Saturated Market With Satine Phoenix
Oct 25 2023
How to Start a Business in a Saturated Market With Satine Phoenix
When a market becomes swamped with similar products and services, standing out from the competition is the only way to keep your business at the top of customers’ minds. So, how do you build a business that will succeed in a saturated market?I'm discussing that with Satine Phoenix, my fellow Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast. We talk about breaking into a saturated market, the five levels of market awareness, creating products that your community will love, pricing your products, and a lot more! Listen as we present examples based on products we have grown to love. If you want to break through a saturated market and have fun, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Satine Phoenix is an artist, author, creative consultant, public speaker, game designer, and story coach. She has also earned the title “The Queen of D&D” because she constantly promoted the game.“Smart Businesses know their community and love being a part of that community.” - Satine PhoenixIn This Episode:-   Who is Satine Phoenix?-   How did Satine stumble upon making money in the market that she's in?-   What shift allowed Satine to do things intentionally rather than accidentally?-   Developing systems and processes for your business-   How to stand out in the middle of a saturated market-   Pricing your products and services in a way that values your time, expertise, and the exquisite customer experience you provide-   The five stages of awareness in marketing-   The easiest way to find your niche and expand your reach-   What makes Satine fall in love with a product?-   What SMART Businesses do according to Satine PhoenixAnd much more…Connect with Satine Phoenix: -   Website - https://www.satinephoenix.com/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/satinephoenixResources: -    Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene M. Schwartz - https://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Advertising-Eugene-M-Schwartz/dp/0887232981Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
How to Jump From 7 to 8 Figure Business With James Friel
Oct 4 2023
How to Jump From 7 to 8 Figure Business With James Friel
Do you know the difference between a 7-figure and an 8-figure company? A common misconception many entrepreneurs have is that scaling their business requires an array of fancy strategies or expensive methods. But the simple truth is that it's all about leveraging systems and processes. You must have the right people with the right tools operating under efficient processes. And that's what today's conversation with James Friel is all about. James runs multiple 7-figure companies and has consulted with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executive-level staff at companies ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller, more entrepreneurial ventures, helping them systematically increase efficiency while growing their sales.If you want to learn how to scale your business to 8 figures, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:James Friel is an investor, entrepreneur, and consultant. He helps companies systemize, grow, and scale by helping the founders get out of the day-to-day operations of running their companies so they can focus on high-growth activities.“I think that if something is an incredible offer, people are gonna pay for it.” - James FrielIn This Episode:-   What makes James credible to discuss growing a business from 7 to 8 figures?-  What is the main difference between a 7-figure and an 8-figure company?-  Action steps to start leveraging and moving towards $10 million a year or higher? James explains how his Optimal Traffic Flow System works-   How to optimize your lead flow system-   Why James avoids hiring salespeople and where he focuses instead-   A better strategy to increase the value of your products and services and how to make people want to buy them-   How to hire the right people -   The three components of a system (people, process, tools) and how to know if your system is running efficiently-   What SMART Businesses should do, according to JamesAnd much more…Connect with James Friel: -   Website - https://jamespfriel.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamespfriel/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/james_p_friel/Resources: -   Better, Simpler Strategy - https://www.amazon.com/Better-Simpler-Strategy-Value-Based-Exceptional/dp/1633699692-   Work the System - https://www.workthesystem.com/Connect with Adam Lyons:-   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/-  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/-   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/-   Instagram -
The Hottest Way to Sell a Product in 2023 with Annabel Landaverde
Sep 27 2023
The Hottest Way to Sell a Product in 2023 with Annabel Landaverde
Learning how to sell online can be daunting. You have to figure out what products to sell, where to get them, and how to attract customers. Assuming you have a great product, how can you make people choose your product over other brands? Now, that's where copywriting comes in. Many business owners don’t really know what copywriting is, but these are the words that actually get people to buy your products. Annabel Landaverde’s writing has generated $33 million in sales, for instance. She is an incredibly talented copywriter, and you'll see her in action as we take turns crafting witty lines to show you what good copywriting looks like. If you want to learn the hottest way to sell a product in 2023, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Annabel Landaverde is a direct response copywriter based in Austin, TX. She has consulted for Fortune 100 brands, online education companies,  small Amazon businesses, and CPG brands, resulting in her clients selling a combined $33 million online. “Go with what's proven first - swipe. And then once you know how to play with the rules a little bit, now you can start breaking them because now you know the concepts, you know the psychology behind sales, what works, what doesn't, what's missing, and tweak from there.” - Annabel LandaverdeIn This Episode:-   What is copywriting, and why is it important?-  Who to steal the best copywriting tips from-  Frameworks and templates that help you craft great copy-   What is the most important part of copywriting?-   What are some of the biggest copywriting mistakes?-   How has AI impacted copywriting?-   Tips for getting the most out of any email campaign-   A powerful framework for writing headlines-   How to use the Domino's Pizza framework to sell almost anything-   What SMART Businesses should do according to AnnabelAnd much more…Connect with Annabel Landaverde: -   Website - https://www.prosperamarketing.com/-   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annabel-landaverde/Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Why You Need a Partner to Reach Your Highest Level of Success with Eve Lyons
Sep 20 2023
Why You Need a Partner to Reach Your Highest Level of Success with Eve Lyons
What qualities do you need to become successful? Some say that mindset plays a significant role in whether or not someone achieves their business and personal goals. Others say it's all about determination and never giving up. A lot of factors contribute to success. However, there's one thing you probably still need to consider–your life partner.In this episode, I have my wife, Eve, who runs our dating coach company. She also holds key positions in our other companies. Together, we discuss why you need a partner to reach your highest level of success. And I don't mean just any ordinary business partner, but your significant other–a true partner in life and business. Join us as we explain Maslow's hierarchy of needs and its relevance to today's topic. Get privy to how Eve and I strengthen our relationship and grow our businesses. Learn how to do the same as you listen to today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Eve Lyons is the wife of Adam Lyons. They have five children together. Eve does not only run the Lyons household, but she is also instrumental in the success of their business. “Smart businesses work with people they trust.” - Eve LyonsIn This Episode:-   What is Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and why is it important to know this?-  Examples of people who became successful in their careers and businesses because they have successful relationships-  Understanding the relationship between a stable and happy relationship and a successful business-   What are the biggest problems with people trying to solve relationship problems?-   The biggest excuses business owners give for why they don't want to have a relationship right now-   The three components of a successful life and how to focus on each category to ensure optimal success-   How to integrate a partner into your business-   The best way to reward your partner for working in your business -   What SMART Businesses should do according to EveAnd much more…Resources: -  52 Signs She Wants You - https://askthedatingcoach.com/gift/Connect with Eve Lyons: -   Website - https://askthedatingcoach.com/-   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theevelyons/Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
The Power of Business Brokerages and SBA Loans with Jessica Fialkovich
Aug 2 2023
The Power of Business Brokerages and SBA Loans with Jessica Fialkovich
If you’re a business broker or the buyer or seller of a business, you know that the only way a deal gets done is if there's money available to make it happen. When financing a business acquisition, you need cash (your own money), a loan, and equity. We will discuss these things in detail as we speak with my favorite business broker Jessica Fialkovich. She understands the ins and outs of buying a business with no money down. We're also going to crush a common misconception that business brokers are wicked and out to stop a deal from happening. Jessica is here to make you believe in the power of business brokerages. She also delves into the significant changes in the SBA Loans Program. If you're interested in buying or selling a business, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Jessica Fialkovich is an award-winning business owner and an expert in mergers and acquisitions. She is the founder of Exit Factor and the co-owner of Transworld Business Advisors, the world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and franchises.“SBA is a really cool program that we have in the US. It's very unique to our economy. If you think about it, it's great because it removes the risk for the banks.” - Jessica Fialkovich In This Episode:- Why I'm a huge fan of growth through acquisition and the two ways to buy a business- What is an SBA loan? Who can get one, and how? What is the change?- What is the cost of hiring a broker, and what value do they bring to a deal?- Why seller financing or SBA loan is better than using your own money when buying a business - What can go wrong with mergers and acquisitions, and how do you resolve it?- How much is the average selling price for a business? Factors to consider when pricing your business- What SMART Businesses should do according to JessicaAnd much more…Resources: - Join the Epic Network Mastermind - https://epicnetwork.com/- BizBuySell Insight Report - https://www.bizbuysell.com/insight-report/Connect with Jessica Fialkovich: - Website - https://www.tworld.com/locations/dallasfortworthcentral/- Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/jfialkovich- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jessicafialkovich/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicafialkovich/Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/- Instagram -
Real Estate Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Know With Zachary M.
Jul 26 2023
Real Estate Hacks Every Entrepreneur Should Know With Zachary M.
You're probably aware that there are several ways to build wealth, but real estate is one of the most effective. But, while investing in real estate is a proven method of earning lots of money, like any other business, it comes with risks. So it's ideal that you educate yourself about the process and the best strategies for structuring deals and maximizing profits.Today, I am joined by Zach, a local real estate developer from Bastrop who knows things about the industry that I find amazing. From finding properties, structuring deals, creative financing, and making money from those deals, Zach will share real estate hacks that every entrepreneur should know. He is the real deal!If you want to know how to start investing in real estate, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Zachary M. is a local real estate investor and developer in Bastrop, Texas. He built his real estate business through sheer determination, using his skills, educating himself about the industry, and making wise decisions. Zach owns around 60 properties and has turned around approximately 450 properties throughout his journey into real estate. “The only way to make money, in reality, is inflation.” - Zachary M.In This Episode:- How Zack got into real estate- What's a great first step to buying a property?- How do you buy a property for $300, and where can you find such properties? - Would you rather buy raw land or land with buildings or structures? Is it cheaper to remodel or build something from scratch?- Zach shares his hacks for finding properties, structuring deals, financing options, and how to make money from those deals- What SMART Businesses should do according to ZachAnd much more…Resources: - MVBA Law  - https://mvbalaw.com/- Grab The S.M.A.R.T. Blueprint Sales Script for FREE - https://thesmartblueprint.com/giftConnect with Zachary M: - Get Zach's phone number from Adam when you join The S.M.A.R.T. Blueprint Mastermind Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started In E-Commerce With Josh Marsden
Jul 19 2023
Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started In E-Commerce With Josh Marsden
Are you considering getting into e-commerce and wondering if it's worth the effort? Today we will break down the things you must know before starting an e-commerce business. Some of these things can also apply to other businesses. Joining me in this episode is my good friend Josh Marsden. Josh is an e-commerce and digital marketing expert who helps businesses scale. He developed a powerful formula called ARM5 which he also shared with us. If you want to explore the e-commerce space or grow your existing online business, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Josh Marsden is an e-com serial entrepreneur, international best-selling author, and the owner of the ARM5 Formula Company. He is the author of Facebook Advertising Trends and Strategies for E-Commerce. His passion is helping businesses realize their full potential using Digital Marketing and Online Advertising.“If you can unlock what paid advertising can do for an e-commerce company, you have limitless scale, really.” - Josh MarsdenIn This Episode:- Why Josh got into e-commerce- What classic mistakes do people commit in e-commerce?- How do you kickstart an e-commerce business and market your products? - How to combat supply chain issues- Is it better to build your brand instead of focusing on dropshipping?- Brand Marketing vs. Direct Response Marketing- Josh explains how the ARM5 Formula works- After somebody makes a purchase, is it better to make the next thing more expensive or cheaper, and why? - What SMART Businesses should do according to JoshAnd much more…Resources: - Grab The S.M.A.R.T. Blueprint Sales Script for FREE - https://thesmartblueprint.com/gift- Neo Davis - https://www.instagram.com/neodaviso/- Book - https://www.amazon.com/Facebook-Advertising-Trends-Strategies-Commerce/dp/0648440729Connect with Josh Marsden: - Website - https://arm5formula.com/- Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/joshcvoaccel- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/joshscale/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshmarsden/Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook -
Effective Strategies for Handling Burnout With Brian Bogert
Jul 12 2023
Effective Strategies for Handling Burnout With Brian Bogert
As busy professionals, we all have experienced some level of burnout. But how would you know if someone is on the verge of burnout? What is it that causes burnout? In the early stages of burnout, someone might exhibit increased irritability or physical exhaustion. In extreme stages of burnout, most people experience emotional, physical, and behavioral signs of burnout simultaneously.How can we avoid burnout? That's what we will discuss today with my good buddy Brian Bogert. He is a Human Experience & Performance Coach who helps people discover their authentic selves and achieve their full potential. If you want to be in perfect alignment with your values and avoid burnout, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Brian Bogert is a passionate Human Experience & Performance Coach, speaker, business strategist, top sales professional, and philanthropic leader who believes in helping growth-minded individuals achieve the best version of themselves. “The problem with looking ahead in the future is it only matters if you have intentional, aligned action for the life you want to live right now.” - Brian BogertIn This Episode:- How being out of alignment lead to burnout and how to identify if someone is experiencing burnout- Why some business owners think they have to go the slow route instead of fast-tracking their way toward their big goals- What causes burnout?- Four things people desire to complete the human experience- What deep depression looks like for someone who has everything- How to get in alignment with yourself and avoid burnout- What SMART Businesses should do according to BrianAnd much more…This Episode is Brought to You by: - The S.M.A.R.T. Blueprint  - https://thesmartblueprint.com/Resources: - Join The 1-Day Business Growth Challenge Absolutely FREE! - https://thesmartblueprint.com/challenge/Connect with Brian Bogert: - Website - https://brianbogert.com/- Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/bogertbrian- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bogertbrian/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbogert/Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/- Instagram -
The Best Way to Turn Leads into Sales with Sebastian Rusk and Douglas Mitchell
Jul 5 2023
The Best Way to Turn Leads into Sales with Sebastian Rusk and Douglas Mitchell
Want to turn leads into buyers? To better understand how to convert leads into buyers, it's best to listen to people who know the best way to turn leads into sales. I have two incredible people with me today, and we discuss some fascinating things about sales and marketing. Join me in welcoming my good friends, Sebastian and Douglas! These guys have some cool stories to tell. Discover how to craft and deliver an irresistible offer. Listen closely as I demonstrate an incredible pitch that will make people want to pay a quarter of a million dollars for what I am selling. You will also learn how to launch a podcast and leverage it to convert your audience into loyal customers.Join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Sebastian Rusk is a Podcast Launch Specialist. He’s been building online communities for the last 15 years and has made it his mission to help people tell their stories by starting a podcast.Douglas Mitchell is a business consultant, speaker, and podcast host helping business owners build and scale their businesses.“To truly make a good sale, you have to do things the average person shouldn't be able to do without commission.” - Adam LyonsIn This Episode:- What is the number one way to turn leads into sales?-How does someone make sales out of their podcast?- The biggest marketing mistake everyone makes, which spells the difference between success and failure- How do you sell a $250K product or service? Your mindset has got a lot to do with it- Discover a mind-blowing pitch for selling a priceless thing- How do you launch a podcast from scratch?- What is one of the hardest things to do as a successful person, and are you willing to do it?- What SMART Businesses should do according to Sebastian and DouglasAnd much more…This Episode is Brought to You by: - Working Vacation - https://workingvacation.com/Resources: - Claim Your Gift from Adam Lyons - https://thesmartblueprint.com/gift/Connect with Guests: - Sebastian Rusk - https://www.podcastlaunchlabnow.com/- Douglas Mitchell - https://txbizdad.phonesites.com/Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/
How to Scale Your Social Media Empire With Michael Sartain
Jun 29 2023
How to Scale Your Social Media Empire With Michael Sartain
Whether you're an aspiring influencer, a business owner looking to expand your online presence, or a big brand wanting to dominate your industry, you want to know which social media strategies are working right now. Well, I know just the right guy to ask.Join me in welcoming the one and only Michael Sartain! I've known Michael for years–from dating to the social networks in Austin and so many mutual friends. He is essentially the King of Vegas, going out there and organizing social events and helping people increase their social status. Today we're going to unravel the secrets of scaling your social media empire.Get ready to revolutionize your social media game and unlock your empire's true potential. Join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!About the Guest:Michael Sartain is a performance coach who helps men build an abundant lifestyle of high-status friends and incredible women. He is the host of The Michael Sartain Podcast and the founder of MOA Mentoring.“Get as much content out as you possibly can. Initially, that's probably the best thing I can tell you.” - Michael SartainIn This Episode:- What are people doing wrong, and what must they do if they want to be The Michael Sartain of their industry?- How to leverage social media platforms to grow your reach - If someone just started a podcast or video content, how do they get the initial views?- How much do you pay someone to cut out your videos to produce shorts?- What type of content gets you 2 million views, and how often should you post on social media?- How many times should you send emails to your list and why?●   What SMART Businesses should do according to Michael SartainAnd much more…This Episode is Brought to You by: - Working Vacation - https://workingvacation.com/Resources: - Claim Your Gift from Adam Lyons - https://thesmartblueprint.com/gift/- Send a Message on Instagram to Claim Your Gift from Michael Sartain - https://www.instagram.com/michaelsartain/channel/Connect with Michael Sartain: - Website - https://www.moamentoring.com/- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaelsartain/channel/- LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsartain/- The Michael Sartain Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-michael-sartain-podcast/id1579791157Connect with Adam Lyons:- Website -