7 Figure Summit

Scott Bywater

In a world bustling with entrepreneurial stories, we noticed a void. There were countless tales of startups and early struggles, but what about those who've reached the coveted 7-figure mark? What were their battles, their learnings, their moments of doubt and triumph? 7 Figure Summit: Tales from the Top was born out of a desire to spotlight these trailblazers, to share the unheard chronicles of those who’ve made it to the summit. It's not just about the destination, but the journey – the tales from the top. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply at https://podcast.copywritingthatsells.com.au/podcast-guest-home-page. read less
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Episodes

11 - The Importance of Speed and Decisiveness in Business with Effective Performance Strategies' Ryan Weiss
Feb 29 2024
11 - The Importance of Speed and Decisiveness in Business with Effective Performance Strategies' Ryan Weiss
Your host, Scott Bywater, talks with the President of Effective Performance Strategies, Ryan Weiss. Ryan's journey began with a simple lawn care business, a venture that taught him the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. But his transition from a sole consultant to a global executive truly tested his mettle. Ryan candidly discussed the anxiety and stress that came with the fear of losing clients, a challenge many entrepreneurs face. However, he could adapt and evolve his business model which enabled him to overcome these hurdles. The COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis that shook the very foundations of many businesses, was a pivotal moment for Ryan. He shared how it impacted his approach to client engagement and the necessity of building robust systems and workflows to ensure sustainable growth. This period of uncertainty underscored the importance of adaptability and the need to balance immediate client needs with long-term strategic planning.One of the most enlightening aspects of the discussion was Ryan's introduction of the Optics system. This innovative approach focuses on the intersection of people and processes to address organizational challenges. Ryan's company has developed 34 different processes that have closed hundreds of gaps for clients, showcasing the system's repeatability and scalability.Ryan shared an anecdote about an executive vice president who, recognizing the effectiveness of their processes, offered him a job. This story highlights the tangible impact of well-designed systems on an organization's efficiency and the market recognition of such value.Learn more about Ryan's work HERE and HERE. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE. To learn more about Scott's work at The Simple E-mail ROI System at https://www.simpleemailroi.com/.
7 - Reinventing Real Estate: Radical Approach to Community-Oriented Housing with Ian Ugarte
Feb 15 2024
7 - Reinventing Real Estate: Radical Approach to Community-Oriented Housing with Ian Ugarte
Your host, Scott Bywater, talks with the Property Developer, Educator, Advocate for Affordable Housing, and Entrepreneur, Ian Ugarte. Ian's story begins in a family of plumbers, where real estate was a familiar topic, albeit not a successful venture for his father. His early experiences in property investment were fraught with mistakes and negative gearing, leading to a financial pitfall after acquiring seven properties. It was a stark realization for Ian that conventional wisdom was not always the wisest, and it prompted a pivotal shift in his approach to investing.At the tender age of 18, Ian made his first foray into property investment, backed by his parents' support with the initial deposit. Despite the advantage, he quickly learned that privilege didn't equate to automatic success. The early days were marred by anxiety and despair, not due to a lack of funds but from a lack of informed decision-making. It was a period of education for Ian, as he navigated through the emotional turbulence and learned the hard lessons of his errors.Ian's transformation from financial instability to stability is a testament to his resilience. By educating himself on positive gearing and reevaluating his portfolio, he managed to sell down six properties and emerge from the red. This journey wasn't just about financial independence for Ian; it became a mission to empower others to overcome similar hurdles.Learn more about Ian's work HERE and HERE. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE. To learn more about Scott's work at The Simple E-mail ROI System at https://www.simpleemailroi.com/.
4 - The Power of Developing Ecosystem and Pipeline Prior to Scaling in Business with Unikorn Commercial Property's Helen Tarrant
Jan 25 2024
4 - The Power of Developing Ecosystem and Pipeline Prior to Scaling in Business with Unikorn Commercial Property's Helen Tarrant
Your host, Scott Bywater, talks with the Commercial Property Specialist and Buyers Agent of Unikorn Commercial Property, Helen Tarrant. Helen recounted the challenges of being a jack of all trades at Unikorn Commercial Property, where she juggled sales, marketing, and mentoring. Helen emphasized the importance of education and planning for investors transitioning from residential to commercial properties, a lesson learned through experience and recognizing that guiding customers through the process was crucial for their success.Helen was a trailblazer in commercial property education in Australia. In 2016, she found herself educating a market that had little to no awareness of commercial property investments. It was a daunting task to raise awareness and build trust with potential customers. Helen's dedication to understanding what the market knew and didn't know was a testament to her commitment to her clients.As Helen's experience grew, so did her approach. She identified gaps in the market, such as the lack of resources for investors to deal with unexpected challenges like property damage from natural disasters. This led her to focus on preparing investors for potential challenges, not just educating them on investments. Helen's ability to listen to her audience and adapt her presentations based on feedback was a key factor in her success.Learn more about Helen's work HERE and HERE. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE. To learn more about Scott's work at The Simple E-mail ROI System at https://www.simpleemailroi.com/.
3 - The Significance of Due Diligence and Effective Risk Management with NWS' Glenn Poulos
Jan 18 2024
3 - The Significance of Due Diligence and Effective Risk Management with NWS' Glenn Poulos
Your host, Scott Bywater, talks with the Executive Vice President & General Manager of NWS, Glenn Poulos. Glenn's story is one of remarkable transition and tenacity. He began his career working for the federal government, but it wasn't long before his entrepreneurial spirit took hold. Driven by a desire to forge his own path, Glenn made a pivotal decision to enter the world of sales, focusing on high-tech industrial electronics. His timing was impeccable, coinciding with the burgeoning cell phone technology of the early 1990s.The road to success is often paved with challenges, and Glenn's journey was no exception. He candidly shared the risks he took as a business owner, including the tough decision to sell his first company. The sale led to an unforeseen setback when the acquiring company's financial troubles resulted in the loss of his shares. However, Glenn's resilience shone through as he bounced back, founding Gap Wireless and eventually achieving an eight-figure exit.Glenn's approach to sales is both strategic and personable. He shared his early tactics of walking into a client's office unannounced and how he has evolved to employ methodologies that pre-alert clients to his visits. One effective technique he discussed was asking for a brief meeting in the lobby, using that initial engagement to present a quote and discuss the client's needs. Glenn's philosophy is to always have something in hand and something on the mind when approaching clients, ensuring every interaction leaves a lasting impression.Learn more about Glenn's work HERE and HERE. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE. To learn more about Scott's work at The Simple E-mail ROI System at https://www.simpleemailroi.com/.
2 - The Most Effective Mindset Shifts for Scaling Your Business to Seven Figures with Attergy Coaching Systems' Torrin Minutillo
Jan 11 2024
2 - The Most Effective Mindset Shifts for Scaling Your Business to Seven Figures with Attergy Coaching Systems' Torrin Minutillo
Your host, Scott Bywater, talks with the CEO of Attergy Coaching Systems, Torrin Minutillo. Torrin's story is one of resilience and transformation. He recounted the challenges he faced during the global financial crisis—a time that tested the mettle of many entrepreneurs. It was a pivotal moment for Torrin, as he realized that to change his external circumstances, he needed to first change his internal mindset. This shift in perspective was crucial for him to take responsibility for his situation and focus on self-awareness and his inner game.One of the most profound changes Torrin discussed was his move away from traditional sales tactics to a philosophy centered on serving others. He stressed the importance of letting go of the consequences and approaching sales with the primary goal of meeting the client's needs. This approach not only builds trust but also establishes deeper connections with clients, which is essential for long-term success.Torrin also challenged the conditioning and traditional sales training methods that often lead to an outdated approach to sales. He emphasized the need for a paradigm shift in how we handle objections and build relationships throughout the sales process.Learn more about Torrin's work HERE and HERE. Think you'd be a great guest on the show? Apply HERE. To learn more about Scott's work at The Simple E-mail ROI System at https://www.simpleemailroi.com/.