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Bad news is all around us. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it's an accurate reflection of the current state of our society and world, which is why in today's episode, I cover the importance of maintaining perspective and arming yourself with fact—not fear—based information.

This is Part 5 of a 5-part series about how to effectively cope when you're inundated with bad news stories and negativity.

And while the world may seem all doom and gloom, research and evidence show that we actually live in an increasingly peaceful time. That's not to say there isn't still tons of room for improvement, however. But we should also focus on the positives and factor in the progress we've made as well.

Notes from the show: 

- We actually live in a more peaceful time now than we ever have before

- Advancements in communication technology put information at our fingertips so we are just hearing about the bad news in the world more now

- Every generation seems to have a problem with the subsequent one; it's easy to let emotions take over and see things from a negative point of view without examining the facts

- Pretty much everyone thinks they are doing the right thing

- We are all one community, one big ecosystem

- Looking at situations from other people's perspectives help to bridge the hate

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Study from Tel Aviv University - "Peace is more profitable than war"

Article from Slate.com - Measurable progress has been made to lessen the amount of violence towards women

Another article from Slate.com - There's a downward trend for genocide

And one more - "The world is not falling apart"

Article from Salon.com - Education and empathy have played significant roles in decreasing the amount of violence in the world

Direct download: RR_part_5_Get_perspective.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

It's no secret that the news has been inundated with negative stories and happenings lately. But the reality is that if we have time to worry and complain, then we have time to take positive action, too. And that's exactly what I talk about in today's episode.

This is Part 4 in a 5-part series about practical tips, staying open and resourced, and shifting our mindsets so we don't become weighed down by all of the bad news stories.

We should be aware of what's going on in the world but we should digest that information when we're in the best frame of mind to do so. That way, we can spend our time doing something useful about it—something that can make the world a better place.

Notes from the show: 

- Share what you believe but do so in a way that comes from a place of clean energy

- Post supportive, love-based thoughts and stories on social media

- Attend peaceful protests or use artistic expression to convey your message

- Take Mr. Rogers' advice and "Look for the helpers"

- Volunteer, make donations, send energy - do whatever you feel most comfortable with

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Change.org - Website where you can sign petitions, or create one of your own, about causes that you care about

#LoveForLeslieJ - Love-based hashtag started in response to the incredibly racist commentary aimed at the actress Leslie Jones

Everything She Says She Means - An art project started by Spencer Tunick in which women reflect heir anger over oppressive attitudes and policies through art

Police and Black Lives Matter Hold a Cookout - A positive story about the Wichita, Kansas police department spending time with members of the community at an event planned by Black Lives Matter activists

BBBS - Volunteer with the Big Brother Big Sister of American organization

RachelRofe.com/questions - If there's anything you'd like to ask me or have me podcast about, please go here and let me know

Direct download: RR_part_4_How_to_help.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

If you don't stay open and learn how to manage your intake of current events in a way that empowers and enables you to cope with love rather than fear-based thinking, it's easy to become weighed down by bad news stories.

This is Part 3 in a 5-part series about the tools you can use and the actions you can take when you start to feel overwhelmed by too much negative news.

So much of the way we navigate the world around us has to do with our mindset. And luckily, that's something we're in charge of (to a large degree) and can tweak to create an overall more positive and joyful life for ourselves.

I really hope you find this series helpful!

Notes from the show: 

- The value of appreciating each day and treating it as a gift

- How to reframe your mindset to be one filled with gratitude, not worry or fear

- A challenge to commit to doing something that brings you joy every single day

- You have the power to re-examine your expectations and treat negative feelings as opportunities for fulfillment

Links and Resources Mentioned:

#100HappyDays - A challenge started by Dmitry Golubnichy "to inspire more people to choose happier living."

Chad Hadsell interview - In this episode, Chad talks about the four things you need in order to stay as happy as possible.

Hal Elrod interview - Hal discusses how to go from deeply depressed to living a thriving life.

RachelRofe.com/questions - If there's anything you'd like me to podcast about, please go here and let me know.

Direct download: RR_part_3_A_mindset_Shift.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Bad news deeply affects many of us. And there certainly is no shortage of it these days, so it can be difficult not to become totally consumed by it.

This is Part 2 in a 5-part series filled with tips and resources that will help you better cope with all the negative news.

Turning a blind eye to what's going on in the world is not what I'm proposing. Rather, I'm suggesting ways that you can take charge of your mindset and make sure that you stay open and continue operating from a place of love in spite of the negative things happening around you.

I really hope you find this series helpful!

Notes from the show: 

- Empowering yourself to be in charge of your experiences versus allowing your experiences to be in charge of you 

- How negative news infiltrates your subconscious with worry and fear-based thinking, blocking effective communication and trust 

- A Chrome extension that lets you block news from yourself until you're better equipped to handle it

- Doing something that's worthwhile and productive with the information you take in as opposed to letting it drag you down 

- Putting more love into the world is the only thing that's going to truly help 

Links and Resources Mentioned:

News Feed Eradicator - Use this extension to block news from your Facebook news feed until you're in the right state of mind to see it.

 

Direct download: RR_part_2_A_Practical_tip.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

It seems like there's been a lot of bad news out there lately, and even the most evolved people have a hard time getting sucked into it.

This is Part 1 in a 5 part series filled with tips that will help you feel better about all of the negative news.

I'm certainly not advocating ignoring it - but we can also approach things like this from a place of empowerment and genuine desire to help versus getting sucked into fear-based thinking that only makes the world worse.

I hope this helps - it's really needed right now!

Notes From The Show:

– Fear limits us - love expands us.

- Breathe deep in order to connect back to yourself

- Bringing attention to the present moment helps you reduce anxiety

"It’s often the attempt to make anxiety go away, not the anxiety itself that traps us in anxiety disorders.” – Ruth M. Buczynski, PhD

- Go out in nature or do something to connect you to yourself

- Write a letter to yourself

- Remember your true essence

Links and Resources Mentioned:

RachelRofe.com/questions – If you’d like me to answer a question, post right there.

Direct download: RR_part_1_How_not_to_get_sucked_into_fear.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

I know it's been a long time since I've made a podcast, and I apologize! Life has been very busy.

This episode explains what's been going on and my intentions going forward with this show. 

Thank you for listening to this episode! If you enjoyed it, please feel free to share it using the social media buttons on this page.

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Or, if you use Stitcher, you can leave a review right here.

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Direct download: RRwhereivebeen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am EST

Today's show is Part 2 of our series with Danetha Doe. In this show, we talk about how financial freedom is a journey of self love.

Some of the things we cover are:

- Why a strong sense of self worth leads to earning more income

- A morning ritual you can do to feel better about your money and yourself

- People who feel like having money is a bad thing (usually because of spiritual beliefs)

- How to get over the "Fraud Factor" that so many people struggle with

You can find Part 1 with Danetha Doe - Track your money and transform your life - right here.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Track your money and transform your life - Part 1 of our chat with Danetha

Change your money mindset and earn more, with Denise Duffield-Thomas – This is the interview with Denise Duffield-Thomas (another money mindset expert that’s been on A Better Life) that Danetha mentioned

Bookkeeping 101 - Danetha's course

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Direct download: RRDanethapart21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

In today's show, we talk with Danetha Doe about the importance of tracking your money and how you can get started in a simple, quick way.

Some of the things we cover are:

- How to eliminate overwhelm around your finances (including super-simple notifications you can set up)

- Easy ways to get started tracking your income - including what to track and when to track it

- How to create financial goals + realistic plans to make them happen

- ...and a bit more, including why you should treat yourself even if you're on a budget.

This episode is Part 1 with Danetha. In Part 2, we talk all about how financial freedom is a journey of self love. Stay tuned!

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Change your money mindset and earn more, with Denise Duffield-Thomas - This is the interview with Denise Duffield-Thomas (another money mindset expert that's been on A Better Life) that Danetha mentioned

Bookkeeping 101 - Danetha's course

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Direct download: RRDanethapart1-rev-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EST

You may have heard of Ryan Moran before: he has a very popular podcast, has a huge fan base, and is very well known for creating a million dollar Amazon-based business in a year.

There are lots of interviews about how Ryan created his successful business, so in today's show we talked about his path to creating his successful business and how he invests his money now that he has it.

Some of the things we cover are:

- Why Ryan was making money but still miserable

- The #1 shift that helped Ryan feel a lot better about his business

- How Ryan spends his money now (including how he gets a 25% return on some of his investments)

- ...and a bit more, including points where we both get butterflies in our stomachs (mostly because we're geeks!)

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Building a Million Dollar Business in 12 Months – with Ryan Moran - This is an interview where Ryan talked about how he earned 1 million dollars in a year.

How Ryan Moran Created A 7 Figure Ecommerce Business On Amazon In Just 1 Year - This is an example of a podcast where Ryan talked about how he went from 0 to 1 million in a year. I haven't listened to it yet.

IncomeStore - Ryan's client created this company to raise investor money.

FreedomFastLane.com/betterlife - This is where you can get a discounted ticket to Ryan's event.

Wes Chapman on owning your power no matter what life throws at you - This is the podcast with the guy who put Ryan and I back in touch
My episode with Ryan Moran? - Forever ago (maybe not)

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Direct download: RRRyanMoran.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Sometimes seemingly "small" gestures can mean the world to people. Today's episode is all about how you can dramatically impact somebody's day - or week- in 20 minutes or less.

Notes From The Show:

- Randomly buy something on Amazon Wishlist

- Use your intuition to give someone a gift card

- Mail someone a card with reasons you admire or love them

- Pay tolls behind you

- Offer to help a busy parent

- Offer food to your neighbors

- Be a rock

- Send PayPal appreciation

- Create a scavenger hunt

- Bring healthy snacks to work

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Amazon Wishlist - This is where you can type in random names to find people to gift things to.

11 5-minute activities you can do to make the world a better place - This is a very similar podcast episode to today's.

RachelRofe.com/questions - If you'd like me to answer a question, post right there.

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Direct download: RR10waysyoucanmakesomeonesdayfor20orsless.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Today's episode was sent in by Kimberly on rachelrofe.com/questions.

She asks,

"Hello Rachel, I love all the cool things you do. I bought something from you and it came through JV Zoo. Afterwards, I was bombarded by JV Zoo emails. I have a product that I need help promoting but I hate the idea of putting my clients through that. What are your thoughts on JV Zoo did it work well for you and can the email onslaught be avoided with Clickbank? Thanks for Being You!"

Notes From The Show:

- It depends on what you're selling

- JVZoo is great for IM products and for finding affiliates.

- Clickbank doesn't send out emails but not as easy to find affiliates.

- JVZoo and Clickbank are best for non-recurring fee options

- Shopify can also be used to sell digital products and there are affiliate apps. They don't send emails.

- I personally use Shopify for physical products, Nanacast, JVZoo, and Clickbank.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

JVZoo - No upfront fee, sends out emails if people don't un-check the button

Clickbank - $50 fee to list a product, no emails sent out

Shopify - No emails sent out, recurring fee (use that link for 20% off though)

Nanacast - Complex to use, offers lifetime commissions, recurring fee

RachelRofe.com/questions - If you'd like me to answer a question, post right there.

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Direct download: RRWhatshoppingcartstouseonline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Today’s show is for you if you feel like you don’t know your “purpose” yet and that makes you feel bad.

Notes From The Show:

– Being stuck on finding a “purpose” can make us feel horrible.

– Not everyone necessarily has a specific purpose that has to be monetized and made into a business or has to help a zillion people.

– Do what feels good as often as you can

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Anthony Lemme – This is the person whose post I found.

Facebook post – This is what I read aloud.

Danielle LaPorte – I am pretty sure Desire Map is where I read about Danielle’s example with using core desired feelings at work.

Get a 9-5 that lights you up – This podcast is another resource to help you love the job you’re working in.

RachelRofe.com/questions – If you’d like me to answer a question, post right there.

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Direct download: RRwhattodoifyoudontknowyourpurpuseandfeelbadaboutit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Today's episode was sent in by Ruchi on rachelrofe.com/questions and is all about legacy. The question was about the legacy *I* want to leave behind, but I invite you to answer this for yourself, too.

Ruchi asks, "Hi Rachel! Hopefully this doesn't come across as morbid, but here's my question to you, you do a lot of great things for the world, from everyday angel bombs where you unexpectedly brighten up someone's day, to huge things like helping raise 50k in less than a day for a school in Brazil. My question for you is what legacy do you hope to leave after you're gone, and what would you like to be remembered for?”

Notes From The Show:

- I usually think in terms of "will I be happy on my death bed?" and/or what values can I instill in future kids?

- Made a difference (without parameters).

- Pleasure

- Use gifts

What about you? I'd love to hear!

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Top 5 regrets of the dying - This is so helpful to know.

RachelRofe.com/questions - If you'd like me to answer a question, post right there.

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Direct download: RRlegacy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Would you like to have your content featured on major sites like MindBodyGreen, Huffington Post, and other major websites?

If so, you can - it's TOTALLY do-able - and you don't even need to have some major following or credentials first.
In today's episode I'm going to go over exactly how you can get featured on MindBodyGreen and other sites, even if you're starting with zero online presence.

This show was created thanks to Stephanie submitting a question on rachelrofe.com/questions. She asks, "Hi Rachel! My potential podcast question is ...How can one get published on a site like MindBodyGreen? THANKS!"

Please feel free to submit your questions, too!

Notes From The Show:

Step 1: Make sure your niche makes sense with whatever site you'd like to submit to.

Here were the articles I submitted to MindBodyGreen even though I am known for personal development *and* biz advice.

10 Tips To Improve Your Morning In 5 Minutes Or Less (1.6k shares)
10 Ways To Fit Fun Into A Busy Day (676 shares)
7 Reasons You're Not Living The Life Of Your Dreams (3.5k shares)
7 Ways To Get Anything You Want (13.1k shares)

Step 2: Look at what’s already doing well on sites.

Most places will tell you exactly what their most popular articles are. See if your content can mold to it a little bit. Look for key words in titles, headline formats, certain lengths of words in headlines, etc.

You can also search for something like "mindbodygreen.com productivity" or "forbes.com beauty" and manually open up a bunch of articles to see what has done well.

If nothing in your niche is doing well, it may mean you don't have the sexiest topic.

Step 3: Write your article (if a site requires it upfront).

Make sure to adhere to the submission requirements of a site. Different sites like different word counts, topics, etc.

Make it easy to read with short sentences and deliver exactly what the title offers. Don't be too verbose or self promotional.

If the site allows, have a resource box that tells people where they can sign up to get more from you, preferably with a gift that has to do with whatever your article's about.

Optional: You may want to have friends or a coach proofread your article before you submit.

Step 4: Submit your content following submission guidelines.

Most people who are on sites like MindBodyGreen or HuffingtonPost are there simply because they asked to be.

Just do a search for ‘site name + submission’ or ‘site name + submit article’.

Step 5: Put it in your calendar to see if you get accepted.

Most sites will tell you when they’ll let you know if you’ll get accepted or not by. Put the date in your calendar and take appropriate action. You may want to clean up your article and re-submit, or maybe use your article as content for your own blog, other sites, or for guest blogging.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

- RachelRofe.com/questions - If you'd like me to answer a question, post right there.

- MindBodyGreen - This is the link to my author page.

- iReport.cnn.com - This is where you can publish anything on CNN.com.

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Direct download: RRHowdoigetpublishedmindbodygreen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

Today's show goes over how you can use GetResponse's new web forms and apps to increase the subscribers on your mailing list. I go over which apps I've been using and how I use them to build my mailing list.

If you have a topic request or a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Notes From The Show:

- GetResponse.com is an autoresponder service you can use to grow and communicate with your mailing list. I've tested out 10 or so comparable systems and this has been my favorite.

- This is a sponsored show. I seeked GetResponse out as a sponsor because they're a company I know, love, and have been using for nearly a decade.

- To access forms, go to Forms, then Create Forms, then the List Builder Wizard.

- There are 11 different form options including a blank one + one where you can search for size dimensions. Everything is customizable, no cheesy stock photos.

- Split testing is now an option. Make sure to use it. Unless you get a TON of traffic, I'd test 2 forms at a time and keep cutting the weaker ones and replacing them with new variations. Test out colors you use, headlines, and the amount of things you collect (for example, try just collecting email versus name and email addresses).

- Web apps are my favorite. To access these, log into GetResponse, go to Forms, then Create Forms, then click on List Builder Apps.

- The scroll box app is one I've posted on RachelRofe.com. It's a form you put on your website that collects names and email addresses. It stays on the page the whole time as people are reading and is particularly beneficial for places where you have valuable content. It reminds people that they can get even more from you.

- The exit pop up app has been the best-performing app that I've implemented. It's a form that pops up when people are trying to leave your website and isn't annoying or invasive. I've put this on 2 places:

- KinstantFormatter.com - This is a software I have that converts documents to Kindle-ready books. If potential customers try to leave the website without buying it, they're offered information for free on how to market their books.

- A blog post in one of my niches about a particular type of tutorial. When people go to leave the blog post, I offer them a signup to get more of those types of tutorials.

The reason why this particular app is so beneficial is because people are already showing interest in a particular type of content. By offering them similar content, you're giving them what they've expressly shown interest in.

This is a win/win because people get more of what they want, plus you get extra opportunity to get in front of people. People often need multiple exposures before buying something.

- Out of all the apps this one is doing the best conversion-wise so far. It's also the best one in terms of converting signups into sales.

- The Shake box is a great one to capture peoples' attention. A signup form comes on top of the text and it jiggles back and forth to capture peoples’ attention.

- The Fixed app will post a horizontal form on the bottom or top of your page. I have something like this on rachelrofe.com/products and have gotten several hundred sign ups from it.

- GetResponse has integrations with Facebook, Wordpress, PrestaShop, Joomla, or WooCommerce, you can do that very easily under the same section in Create Forms.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

GetResponse - The email autoresponder system I've used for about a decade. This is the site you can sign up with to try out the new forms and apps.

RachelRofe.com - My main site and where I have been testing some apps.

KinstantFormatter.com - One of the sites I have that I am testing the "exit pop up" app on.

rachelrofe.com/products - I've gotten hundreds of email signups on this page using something like the Fixed app.

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Direct download: RRhowincreasedemailsignupsnewforms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

The holidays are coming up and it’s an great time to be able to sell items online. If you’d like to know how you can sell without spending any money upfront, this show is for you.

This show was created thanks to this question from Matt:

“How can I sell products online without having to spend big money on minimum order quantities? I’ve read about people trying to hire from China and it costs a ton of money. I'm about to be a new dad and would love to jump in to shopify but am still stuck with finding and sourcing a product that sells without losing my shirt.”

If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Notes From The Show:

Why I don't like to buy inventory upfront:

- You don't know if inventory will sell - it's a big risk. 

- May have to spend thousands of dollars.

- Dealing with wholesalers can be frustrating.

UseGearBubble.com:

- 740 of 822 items from UseGearBubble

- Upload design - can design yourself, pay someone on Fiverr, work with designer, split royalties, pick a price, instantly get a site to sell on.

- UGB handles fulfillment + customer service.

- Built for direct marketing.

- Upsell like items, like a mug to a necklace with the same design

- Can sell directly on site or using dropship program. Get ROI on free campaign first.

- Sign up no matter what, you'll get free training from 7-figure marketer. Will help with anything you sell, even if not UGB.

eBay.com:

- Re-sell items for a profit (i.e. sell a watch for $13 that you find on eBay for $10)

- Go to rachelrofe.com/shopify for 20% off.

- You can contact sellers and ask to ship without their packaging or for permission to use their pictures. Most sellers are fine since they're getting exactly what they asked for.

- You can use multiple addresses.

- Customers don't always know items are available on eBay - many people don't comparison shop, different titles, plus you're giving convenience of curating for them.

- Can buy your own inventory after proven concept.

- Can do this on Amazon too.

- Make sure to check your emails every day to fulfill orders. People won't want to wait.

- I've sold 26 items of last 822 sales from here.

Stickers:

- Had my sister print out, cut, and send stickers. She fulfilled as orders came in.

- Gave her a design, posted on my store. I made stickers one color + easily cut out, though she has now upgraded her printer so it's not an issue.

- Offered free stickers + $2.95 shipping and handling. $.95 profit + got people on mailing list to re-market to, was very easy.

- Sold 56 stickers on this store, 60+ on another.

- Stickers are excellent impulse buy.

- Hands off if you auto-forward sticker orders to her.

- Can find Jackie right here: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationsPlus

Links and Resources Mentioned:

UseGearBubble - I used this to sell 740 of my last 822 items.

Fiverr - You can use this site to get $5 designs.

eBay.com - You can re-sell items from here.

https://www.facebook.com/ImaginationsPlus - Contact my sister to fulfill sticker orders for you.

RachelRofe.com/questions - Post here if you have any questions you think I can help with

RachelRofe.com/shopify - Get 20% off with this link.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

Today's show goes over a problem that many of us face: being afraid to be seen.

It covers why so many of us are afraid to let people see the real us, then what we can do about it.

If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Sponsored by: http://www.YourGetResponse.com

Notes From The Show:

Part 1: Validation

- Can be very energetically taxing

- Can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, unsafe

- Can be hard in business too: new promotions, programs, etc invites criticism

- It's vulnerable

- Innate fear to go against the tribe

Part 2: What we can do about it

- Talk to your support network first

- Set boundaries around unwanted attention

- Ask yourself, "What's the worst that can happen?"

- Meditate or do EFT

- Start small

- Keep doing it

Links and Resources Mentioned:

How to handle being “energy sensitive” — with Hadley Gustin - This show goes over what you can do if you're very energy-sensitive.

How to build a strong support network around yourself - This show goes over how you can build a strong support network to be vulnerable with.

Change your money mindset and earn more – with Denise Duffield-Thomas - We talk about EFT (tapping) in this show.

RachelRofe.com/questions - Post here if you have any questions you think I can help with

YourGetResponse.com - My favorite email autoresponder.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Getting feedback from other people can (sometimes!) be a fast path to growth.

The problem is, sometimes it can be very hard to get constructive, honest feedback from people we trust.

Today's episode shows you how.

This episode was created by special request. If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Sponsored by: http://www.YourGetResponse.com

Notes From The Show:

- Find people you trust to be honest

- Be 100% forthright with what you want (be very specific)

- Tell people that you really want their honesty

- Ask individual people directly

- Offer feedback to other people

- Listen and don't get defensive

- Dig deeper and ask clarifying questions

- Thank people when done
- Take action

Links and Resources Mentioned:

RachelRofe.com/questions - Post here if you have any questions you think I can help with

YourGetResponse.com - My favorite email autoresponder.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:15am EST

People always say you're the average of the 5 people closest to you. If you'd like to learn how to surround yourself with amazing people and create a strong support network for yourself, check out this episode.

It was sent in by special request. If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Sponsored by: http://www.YourGetResponse.com

Notes From The Show:

- Be intentional with who you want in your life.

- Look for those people

- Don't be overly judge-y

- Create reasons to connect

- Make it easy for people to connect with you

- Create consistent connection

- Treat people like they're special

- Do things that are uncomfortable sometimes

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Inspired Hustle - My Facebook group.

Start a great conversation and become good at small talk – with Paul Sanders (part 1) - This is a related podcast that you may enjoy.

Make awesome friends – with Paul Sanders (part 2) - This is Part 2 of the related podcast that you may enjoy.

Make powerful business connections – with Honorée Corder - This is a related podcast that you may enjoy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's show is short and sweet. I wanted to get an important message out there. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.YourGetResponse.com

Notes:

Let your faith be bigger than your fear." - the quote I love (and the podcast title)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Twitter - My Twitter page.

YourGetResponse.com - My favorite email provider.

Take Control of Your Life - I didn't mention this on the show but if you'd like to learn how to create an actionable plan out of making your goals happen, this $.99 book will help.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

One thing that eludes a lot of people in the podcasting world is how to actually make money from their podcasts.

This is especially true for people who have a “passion” podcast like I do and didn’t start with any kind of monetization plan.

Thankfully, I’ve been interviewing a lot of spectacular people for my Podcast Prodigy course and have gotten some awesome ideas on how to monetize your podcast.

Sponsored by:

PodcastProdigy.com - How to start a popular podcast that gets 1,500 - 3,000+ listens per show

Here are 19 of my favorites:

Bonus: Click here to get the PDF version of 19 Ways To Monetize Your Podcast.

1. Sell sponsorships.

This is a very popular option for many podcasters.

If you have a good amount of downloads per podcast episode (John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire tells me that the sweet spot for attracting sponsors is 3,000 downloads per episode), you can sell ad space to sponsors.

2. Find coaching clients.

I was recently talking to Michelle Evans of the Breaking Free podcast. She told me that even though her podcast has been around for less than a year, she gets between 4 and 15 emails every week from people who are interested in hiring her. About 70% of those people go on to become clients. Not shabby.

3. Promote a membership site.

I recently interviewed Don McAllister for my Podcast Prodigy course. He told me that he has “several thousand” members in his Screencasts Online membership and that the overwhelming majority of his traffic came from his podcast.

4. Build a mailing list.

Offer some kind of gift to entice your podcast audience into signing up.

Even if you don’t have something to sell them right now, creating a list is a very powerful monetization method for down the line. You can use it to sell affiliate products, your own products or services, or even just tell people about new episodes so you can build your numbers up for sponsorships.

If you use EasyAudello, you can even have opt-in forms show up during different points of your podcast – i.e., in minute 3, at the same time you mention a gift that people can get for signing up.

5. Sell services.

Denise Griffitts’ show, Your Partner In Success, gets between 4,000 – 6,000 listens a week. While she doesn’t directly try to monetize it, she tells me that many people reach out to her and inquire about hiring her for her web development and/or virtual assistant services.

6. Sell mastermind slots.

If people are interested in your podcast topic, it likely means they want to hear more about it. Create a mastermind of likeminded individuals who want to learn even more about your show topic and/or get individual support.

7. Create information products to sell.

Survey your audience and find out what they’d like to learn more about, then create products to serve them.

When I interviewed John Lee Dumas, he told me that he created his premium course after getting feedback from his audience that they’d be interested in learning more.

To date, he has sold well over a million dollars with that product.

8. Create relationships with potential affiliates.

Besides monetizing your podcast directly, you can also use your platform to create relationships with people who would be excellent affiliates.

Spending an hour on an interview with someone can help create a lot of rapport. If you can nurture relationships with the people you interview, you can end up with a lot of excellent affiliates.

9. Sell books.

In many ways, selling books is harder than ever. There are more and more authors entering Kindle by the day.

If you build a relationship with your book readers via podcasting, you create an excellent way to stand out from everyone else.

A few months ago, I interviewed a gal who said that her key to Kindle success (she’s currently making $80k/month+ with her books and became a NY Times Bestseller – starting from scratch, with zero list) was having consistent communication and interaction with her book readers.

Podcasting is an excellent way to cultivate a relationship and build a loyal following of people who want to buy your books.

Bonus: Click here to get the PDF version of 19 Ways To Monetize Your Podcast.

 

10. Sell products as an affiliate.

There are many ways you can promote products as an affiliate with your podcast.

For example, if it makes sense, Audible has a partner program where they pay you $15 per person who signs up for a free trial account.

11. Have affiliates come on and sell products.

You can interview people on your podcast and then have them offer special discounts (with your affiliate code) to your audience at the end of the interview.

12. Ask for donations.

Before Don McAllister (see #3) created his membership site, people were contacting him and asking how they could donate for his efforts. If you directly ask for donations, it’s very likely that you will get some.

13. Give some content away for free, charge for the rest.

There are a few podcasts – Don’s included – where the host gives away some content, such as the first few minutes of a tutorial (which is still helpful), then people need to pay an upgrade fee to get the rest.

14. Build your brand.

Even if you don’t directly sell something, you can raise your perceived value by aligning yourself with experts.

In this interview, John Jantsch says that he was a “complete unknown” when he started podcasting. That didn’t stop him from asking people like Seth Godin to be on his podcast though.

From the interview: “Since starting the podcast, things have changed dramatically. Jantsch estimates that his business has grown more than 500 percent and he works a lot less.”

15. Sell an iPhone app.

In this interview, Elsie Escobar of “Elsie’s Yoga Class Live and Unplugged” explained how her podcasts offers free yoga classes. She sells an app for $3.99 on that podcast.

When people buy the app, they get anytime access to 70+ yoga classes as well as PDF’s that show the sequence of each class.

16. Repurpose content and sell it.

With some finesse, you can take podcast posts and put them into a book or ebook.

As an example, Nick Loper made money from a podcast that he didn’t even host. (Crazy, right?)

He simply went through 500+ previous episodes of John Lee Dumas’ Entrepreneur on Fire and compiled a listing of the interviewee’s favorite books. (John asks every guest what their favorite book is.)

His book (Work Smarter) became a bestselling book.

17. Brag about your numbers.

If you’re getting great download numbers, you can leverage them when trying to land traditional publishing deals, get sponsorships for events, or book paid speaking gigs.

18. Host an event.

Identify the type of people who you want to attract to your events, then create content that they would respond to.

In your podcasts, mention the (online or offline) events you’ll be holding.

19. Sell physical products.

Onnit, a supplement company, is a big sponsor for some very popular podcasts. If they’re continuing to sponsor, they must be making money doing it. What’s to stop you from selling your own physical product?

Bonus: Click here to get the PDF version of 19 Ways To Monetize Your Podcast.

 I hope this list helps your mind get going with great ideas on monetizing your own podcast.

And if you’d like to learn more about podcasting, please check out Podcast Prodigy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's show covers how you can unwind after a long day at work.

It was sent in by special request. If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Sponsored by: http://www.YourGetResponse.com 

Notes From The Show:

- Digest (possibly journal).

- Relaxation ritual to change from day to night

- Set boundaries around work

- Get into your body

- Relaxation goals

Links and Resources Mentioned:

YourGetResponse.com - My favorite email provider.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's topic was sent in by special request. If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Anonymous writes:

"Hey rachel,

I know i have a great product but I hate everything about marketing. it feels sleazy and i hate it! how can i sell without being salesy?”"

This question is a great one and the answer can be used for all things - selling products, services, or even selling yourself in terms of communicating your value.

Sponsored by: http://www.YourGetResponse.com 

Notes From The Show:

- Marketing doesn't need to mean sleazy.

- Who do you love to buy from? Can you emulate them?

- Are you blocking yourself?

- Focus on helping, not on making $.

- Tell stories wherever possible.

- Give lots of value.

- Incorporate lots of content.

- Go hard when you need to.

- Treat people like your friends.

- Overdeliver.

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Getting out of a financial rut and creating a schedule that includes time for play - This is the podcast with Jordana Jaffe that I mentioned.

I spent $13.33 for 60,483 product views… (here’s how) - This is the Pinterest blog post I was referring to that I sent out in the middle of my promotion.

How to get quick results in business and in life - This is the blog post/podcast I mentioned where I had the hype-y sounding pin that I thought I justified well.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today’s topic was sent in by special request. If you have a question you’d like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Anonymous writes:

“I’m building an Amazon FBA business and I’m considering getting help from a consultant, I’d be interested in hearing about your experiences with getting consultations, if you have, and with finding and choosing consultants.  If you use this question I’ll just be  anonymous, thanks.”

I answered this person’s question in terms of hiring either a business consultant or some kind of life coach, as I’ve worked with both.

As always, everything I express is my opinion and there may be many others who disagree. :)

Sponsored by: http://rachelrofe.com/shopify

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Shopify – I recently hired someone to help me with my Shopify business and talked about that.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EST

Today's topic was sent in by special request. If you have a question you'd like me to answer, please head over to http://rachelrofe.com/questions and ask!

Shannon writes:
I've loved following your different ways to make income online. My question might be a little off topic but it's about your courses.

My name is Shannon my website is shannondepalma.com and I've recently launched an online course about Etsy through my website. Now I'm going through the 2nd round of launching it again and it's exhausting.

Is there a reason why you chose Udemy and not to host it through your own site? How do you manage to get more sales after it's  gone live on Udemy?

Thank you, I've appreciated all your income projects!

Best,
Shannon

I very honestly answered Shannon's question inside this quick 7 minute show. And of course, everything I express is my opinion and there may be many others who disagree. :)

Sponsored by: http://rachelrofe.com/shopify

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Udemy - The site we're talking about. If you want to learn new skills, Udemy's pretty awesome as a customer, especially with all the coupons they give out.

How you can take 1 product and turn it into 9 profit streams - My original intent with Udemy

My Udemy page - This is where you can find some of my courses.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

I recently started selling physical goods on Shopify. I was able to make my first $5k in gross profits within 8 days and $8800 in 14 days (7 of which I was on vacation).

In this episode, I share how I was able to get such quick results.

You can use the same 7 step process I used for anything that you want to accomplish in business or life.

Sponsored by: http://rachelrofe.com/shopify

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's podcast is short and sweet.

If there's something in your life that you'd like to do better at - maybe it's manage your money better, go to the gym more, or make time for fun...

...this show goes over an idea that just may help you.

Enjoy!

Links and Resources Mentioned:

5 things I track in my business every single day - This is the podcast where I talked about tracking finances every day.

Podcast #100: I'm getting interviewed this time! - This is the podcast where Kit and I talked about our weekly calls.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

One question I get asked a lot is how I'm able to get so much done. I sell products on Shopify, Amazon, have 50+ books, my podcast, work in a few niches, experiment with Twitter and Pinterest a lot, do coaching, develop software, etc... and more importantly, also have time for a life filled with travel, friends, and fun.

Today I thought I'd share my top 3 productivity tips with you. These are my biggest "bang for your buck" productivity habits.
Enjoy!

Resources Mentioned:

Huffington Post article - A case for scheduling only 3 things per day

My Facebook group - rachelrofe.com/inspiredhustle

My outsourcing course - right here.

99 things you can outsource to a virtual assistant - right here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

This episode was sponsored by my new favorite tool, "Video Skins", at http://rachelrofe.com/vs

Today, we delve into Part 2 with Tony Stubblebine, the creator of Coach.me (formerly Lift), which is an amazing company that's been backed by Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, both co-founders of Twitter, and has helped hundreds of thousands of people to achieve their goals.

In Part 2 we cover:

- Tony's path to establishing credibility and appearing more "fundable" to big-time investors

- Why you need to focus on providing value first and monetizing second

- How you can sign up to be one of Tony's Coach.me coaches and spread your expertise

- The #1 skill of being an effective coach and how to make sure your clients are being heard

- Tony's top picks for PR resources that he is currently investing in

...and a bit more about the benefits of cross-promotion.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Part 1 - The  first installment of my conversation with Tony

Coach.me - Tony's company, helping people achieve their goals

Blogger - a blogging company started by Evan Williams

How to Get Rich - a book by Dennis Felix

AdWords - Google's advertising platform

Coaching - how to become a Coach.me coach

Vida - online personal health coaching

Rise - online weight loss coaching

Medium - Tony's profile on this growing blogging platform

Better Humans - a publication run by Tony on Medium

Stitcher - podcasts, news, and public radio on-demand

The Lean Startup - a book by Eric Ries

Episode Transcript:

Click here to download the transcript of today’s episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

This episode was sponsored by my new favorite tool, "Video Skins", at http://rachelrofe.com/vs

Tony Stubblebine is a very impressive guy. His company, Coach.me (formerly Lift) has been backed by Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, both co-founders of Twitter, and has hundreds of thousands of members.

We had such a great conversation that covered so much ground that I ended up breaking our talk up into 2 parts.

In Part 1 we go over:

- What the #1 biggest factor is when trying to reach goals

- What Tony says is the key to stress management

- How "priority framing" helps you get a lot more done every day

- The importance of meditation as a performance practice (not necessarily for spirituality, but for business)

- How to cope with a lack of motivation

...and a bit more about how Tony's been able to grow his business into the successful company it is today.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Coach.me - Tony's company, helping people achieve their goals

Serial - a podcast from the creators of This American Life 

Call Your Girlfriend - a podcast for and about long-distance best friends

Calm.com - a guided meditation company for which Tony is an advisor

Episode Transcript:

Click here to download the transcript of today’s episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

This episode was sponsored by my new favorite tool, "Video Skins", at http://rachelrofe.com/vs

Today marks the 100th episode of A Better Life Podcast. And to switch it up, I’ve invited one of my favorite people on the planet, Kit Murray Maloney of O’Actually, to interview me!

Kit did a great job and asked me some awesome questions. Some of the things we cover are:

– The intention behind A Better Life podcast and why it means so much to me

– How you can choose to find breakthroughs even when you feel powerless

– The importance of establishing boundaries when it comes to your time and generosity

– My two-step process for moving away from misery towards courage

– Why you don’t need to ‘save’ people in your life (and why it’s delusional to think you can)

…and a bit more about the power of asking for exactly what you need in the moment, no matter how indulgent it may seem.

This was a fun episode to record, and I’m so grateful for your listening and being a part of A Better Life.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Celebrating women’s sexual pleasure – with Kit Murray Maloney – This is the first podcast episode with Kit and I

Five Minute Journal App – This is the app I mentioned that helps cultivate gratitude

Hal Elrod on exactly how to go from deeply depressed to living a THRIVING life. – This is the podcast with Hal, the one I mentioned told me about the 5 Minute App

:)

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EST

If you're interested in selling a business (either now or at some point), this episode is for you.

I go over:

  • Why you'd want to sell a company
  • What buyers like to invest in
  • How to make your company sexier to buyers
  • Where you can sell businesses
  • What I use as pricing guidelines
  • What you can start implementing right now to eventually sell

 

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

I originally became very interested in learning how to incorporate more exercise into your day when I read how harmful sitting for 8 hours a day is, even if you spend an hour a day at the gym.

Since I learned about that, I’ve done all kinds of things to get in as much movement as possible. I’m proud to say that I now average walking 8 miles a day.

In this post I’m going to share exactly how I do that, plus how you can fit exercise into a packed-to-the-brim schedule.

#1: If you can get a treadmill desk, get one.

Links:

http://rachelrofe.com/treadmill

http://standdesk.co/

http://rachelrofe.com/deskbike

#2: Reward yourself with walks.

#3: Pace.
#4: Get a FitBit if you can.

Links:

http://rachelrofe.com/5-things-i-track-in-my-business-every-single-day

http://rachelrofe.com/fitbit
http://rachelrofe.com/fitbitfriend

 

#5: Do 7 minute workouts.

#6: Schedule your exercise classes. Bonus: tell your friends about them.

http://ginnymuir.com/

#7: Incorporate it into your morning routine.

http://rachelrofe.com/hal-elrod-on-exactly-how-to-go-from-deeply-depressed-to-living-a-thriving-life

http://rachelrofe.com/break-bad-habits-and-bring-in-good-ones-with-steve-scott-part-1

You can find this in blog format right here:

http://rachelrofe.com/how-you-can-fit-exercise-into-a-crazy-busy-work-day

The episode was sponsored by my “Done For You Amazon Bestseller” program at http://www.rachelrofe.com/bestseller.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

In today's episode, Ellen Palestrant talks about how you can inject more creativity into your life.

We go over:

- A simple exercise that helps you discover what you'd enjoy creating (this is great if you feel stuck or uncreative)

- What will help you capture all of your best ideas

- Fun little exercises you can do to be creative - even when you have no time at all

This is a fun, unique episode that might help you get out of a creativity rut!

As always, please me know how well you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Links and Resources Mentioned:

Have You Ever Had a Hunch? The Importance of Creative Thinking - Ellen's book

The World of Glimpse - another one of Ellen's books

The World of Glimpse DVD - the 95-minute DVD version of Ellen's book

EllenPalestrant.com - Ellen's website

Facebook - Ellen's Facebook profile

LinkedIn - Ellen's LinkedIn profile

Twitter - Ellen's Twitter profile

Amazon - Ellen's Amazon author page

Goodreads - Ellen's Goodreads author page

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRellen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EST

Today's episode is slightly different from my usual podcasts. My guest today, Laura Yamin, is happily employed in a regular 9-5 job and doesn't want to be a full-time entrepreneur.

We talk about:

- How to get paid what you want to get paid (with practical action steps)

- Why you need to be clear about what you want

- How trusting your intuition can help you realize your dreams, no matter how much of a stretch they may seem

- Why job hunting is like "defense dating" and how you can find the cream of the crop

- Why healthy boundaries at work are a must and the key phrase to say in order to successfully set them

- The mindset shift you need to make updating your resume and talking with recruiters fun and empowering tasks

...and a bit more about the importance of learning to say "no" at least 5 times a day.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRhavea9-5jobthatlightsyouup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EST

Today we chat with Ron Douglas, a New York Times bestselling author with a huge fan base and an enormously successful business.

In our conversation we cover:

- How to establish yourself as an authority based on other people's referrals

- Why you need to focus on what people really want and are already searching for, NOT on reinventing the wheel

- How to tap into what's hot right now to create a publicity frenzy for your business

- The importance of establishing a relationship with the media to create awareness about you and your brand

- How to make local newspapers excited to publish your story...this technique has a 90% success rate

...and a bit more about the mindset you need to "get in the game" and start making things happen.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRrondouglas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today, I'm chatting with Kara Melendy about how we can shift from fear-mode to experience more empowering thoughts and feel more fulfilled.

We discuss:

- How to break free from victim mentality and take back the ownership of your life

- The importance of practicing gratitude and adopting an abundant mentality to supercharge your mood

- Kara's 3-step process for challenging destructive thought patterns

- How to stand up to limiting beliefs that are holding your back

- Why positive memories can be instant self-esteem boosters, helping you to get out of your comfort zone

...and a bit more about the importance of focusing on one thing at a time so you can develop the focus and confidence to move forward.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRthepowerofselftalk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Dr. Susan is a 63 year old woman.

At age 18, she dropped out of college.

At age 30, she decided to go back to school.

At age 35, when she was 6 months pregnant, she started medical school.

At age 50, she quit her cushy job to start her own business.

At age 63, she's writing a book and doing a marketing tour.

During this show, we talk about mindset, how to feel aligned with what you're doing, how to banish self doubt, and make your dreams happen.

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRDrSusan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's show shows how you can take ONE product online and then convert it into 9 other profit streams.
If you've taken the time to create something for sale, you may as well leverage it as much as possible.

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRhowyoucantakeoneproductandturnitinto9profitstreams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

In today's episode with Cole Hatter, we go over:

  • How to create a life full of purpose and riches (including Cole's 4-step formula to finding your purpose)
  • How to get yourself motivated even when you'd rather watch TV
  • What Cole does to give back (and why he doesn't tell people about it)
  • What separates Cole's successful businesses from the ones that haven't done well
  • How Cole became business partners with someone far more successful than him (and how you can do it, too)
  • ...and a ton more, including his new event, http://thrivelasvegas.com

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRcole.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's episode packs 10 easy (like: 5-minute-or-less easy) things you can do that make a TANGIBLE difference on the planet.
If you want to do more for the planet but feel like you don't know where to start, this is the show for you.

Sponsored by http://www.InspiredHustle.com

Direct download: RR10thingsyoucandotomaketheworldbetter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

If you'd like to be a bestselling author (either for business benefits or because you love to write), this episode is for you.

I go over 7 of the highest leverage things you can do if you want to be a bestselling author.

I've used these tips to create 50+ bestselling books and to help hundreds of people become bestselling authors.

I actually have a "done for you" bestseller program that has a 100% success rate, and I lay out what I do in this episode.

It's not that hard to become a bestseller - you'll see why when you listen. :)

Sponsored by: http://rachelrofe.com/bestseller

 

Direct download: RR7waysforbecomingabestsellingauthor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Twitter is one of the most underrated traffic sources out there. You can use it to get more sales, meet amazing people, and grow your influence - FAST.

Because of that, I created an episode going over:

- How you can use Twitter to meet great people and build beneficial relationships

- How you can use Twitter to get more sales

- All the minimum basics you need for Twitter success

- Why you need to tweet on a regular basis to maximize your visibility

- Fantastic resources to learn more about your followers and analyze the performance of not only your tweets but your competitors' tweets as well

...and a bit more about a brand new software I've been working on for months, which automates all the difficult, time-consuming components of Twitter, leaving you with only the fun, social parts!

As always, please me know how well you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PostDynamo.com

Direct download: RRhowtogetmoretwitterfollowers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

In today's episode, I speak with online rock star Connie Green, who has achieved phenomenal business success in spite of having to overcome enormous obstacles along the way.

We talk about:

- How Connie went from being homeless and scraping barnacles off boats for $5 an hour to becoming a successful entrepreneur and running her own business

- Why you should leverage your personal connections to discover your strengths and greatest assets

- Practical advice about taking risks and pursuing your dreams

- The importance of believing in yourself -- you really can achieve anything you set your mind to...the key is being consistent and persistent

- Connie's mindset advice to stay positive and focused

- Why you should always expect great things to happen and nothing less

...and a bit more about how visualization techniques and "daydreaming" have helped Connie overcome her biggest challenges, including multiple battles with cancer.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.InspiredHustle.com

Direct download: RRconnie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

So many people struggle with how to say 'no'. It can be HARD! And that's why, in today's episode, I'm going over:

- How saying 'yes' when you mean 'no' leads to living your life on someone else's terms even if it doesn't make sense for you

- 3 strategies for saying 'no' with kindness and tact depending on how well you know the person

- Why providing a reason and using the magic word 'because' helps everybody feel better in the face of nay saying

- Why it's okay not getting back to people you don't know...you don't owe everyone a response

...and a bit more about the importance of your life, health, and time and how you can't get those things back if you say 'yes' to everyone but yourself.

As always, please me know how well you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.InspiredHustle.com

Direct download: RRhowtosaynoinakindway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

In this episode, I talk to Paul Angone, a national speaker and best-selling author who is passionate about helping people work their way towards their true purpose in life.

We discuss:

- How to harness the power of the unique flavor you bring to the world

- The 9 key ingredients that truly successful people possess and how you can incorporate these ingredients into your own "signature sauce"

- Why failure is an essential tool that can lead to your true purpose and greatest achievements

- A powerful technique to reverse-engineer your life's vision and create an actionable step-by-step plan

- How to eliminate frustration and start taking action

- 11 questions you need to ask to identify your core values and most-pressing goals

...and a bit more about the importance of pushing forward to do the things that make you feel most alive.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRfindingyoursignaturesauce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today, I speak with Selena Valentine, an hypnotist who assists more than 2,000 people each year (with the help of a team of fellow hypnotists) to feel better and improve their lives.

We cover:

- Selena's proudest moments helping clients reach their goals easily, quickly, and confidently

- Common misconceptions about hypnosis (no, it's not about making people bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken)

- How hypnosis can tap into your subconscious mind to unlock hidden memories and will power reserves that lead to permanent, positive change

- Why the subconscious programming your received as a child can have a dramatic impact on your belief system as an adult

- How you exist in a state of hypnosis more often that you think...when you watch movies, listen to stories, anytime something lowers the guard of your conscious mind

- The optimal time to engage in self-hypnosis

...and a bit more about how to program yourself to be able to earn more money (abundance is the key).

As always, please me know how well you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRSelena1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

In today's episode, I speak with the incredible Michael Santos who gained control of his destiny while serving a 26-year prison sentence and returned to society with his dignity intact, ready to contribute and make the world a better place.

We talk about:

- How Michael made over a million dollars, earned 2 degrees, AND got married all while he was in prison

- Michael's 3-pronged plan to educate himself, give back to society, and build a support network

- Why you don't need to shell out tons of money on high-end coaching programs or big-name gurus...

- How to commit to living a value-based, goal-oriented life

- The importance of building a strong support network

- How you can overcome any challenge in your life as long as you have a disciplined plan

- Michael's mindset approach to keep his spirits high, maintain his confidence, and hit the ground running

- Why we all can, and should, strive to pursue our passions and discover that piece in our lives that's going to make us happiest

...and a bit more about how to set clear goals based on our values and take incremental action steps towards what we want to achieve.

As always, please me know how well you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRmichael.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today's episode shares a tip that will hopefully help you feel more alive, especially if you've been feeling numb, disconnected, or overwhelmed.

I go over:

- Practical ways to achieve a greater sense of aliveness without turning it into a major life project

- How to make a list of action items that will bring back your zest for life

- Why a little creative thinking and some supplies lying around your house can bring you big results

...Plus, to help you get inspired, I share the items on my list that make me feel more alive.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRfeelmorealive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

In today's episode, I speak with Denise Duffield Thomas, an expert on money mindset and breaking through your income ceiling.

We go over:

- How surrounding yourself with positive people and low money drama can impact your life for the better

- Why you need to know - without a shadow of a doubt - what it costs to run your business and your life

- How to find the right kinds of friends by setting the intention, knowing what you're looking for, and taking action

- Denise's 2-column tracking exercise to improve your money-handling skills and realize your abundance

- How the seemingly little things you do can dramatically alter other people's perceptions of you and the value that you bring

- The importance of assessing the symbolic reasons that explain why your income level is stuck (especially for women) and giving yourself permission to excel

...and a bit more about letting go of resentment so you can clear the channels in your life that are preventing you from increasing your income.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRDeniseSteffieldThomas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Today, I speak with Dale Partridge, the creator of multiple multi-million dollar businesses including Sevenly, a clothing and design company that donates $7 of every purchase to charity.

In our conversation, we cover:

- How shifting his mindset from making lots of money to helping people lead Dale to creating $10 million in revenue, being featured on the covers of magazines, and traveling the world

- Dale's golden rule for layoffs and why it's crucial that we humanize the process

- The 4 eras most companies go through - including deception - and how to break the cycle so your company remains in the honest era for good

- Why more companies need to create a better version of capitalism that values people over profits (they'll end up making more money in the long-run)

- How to develop effective leadership skills and have the courage to champion the causes you believe in

- Dale's fear-fighting exercise...make a list of plan B options and build a safety net for yourself

...and a bit more about why, as consumers, we need to evaluate the integrity of the companies we support so we can shut down the deceitful ones and elevate the honest ones.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)
Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRdalepartridge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

In today's episode I speak with the vibrant and enlightening Thais Guimaraes.

Our conversation covers:

- How to develop the courage to live according to your true calling

- Tips for striking a balance between your masculine and feminine attributes to prevent both burn-out and stall-out

- How to differentiate between fear and intuition so you can start taking massive action

- How to experience the full range of your emotions

- Why everyone can be a leader based on the actions you choose, the decisions you make, and the stories you share

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRThia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Welcome to part 2 of my conversation with Paul Sanders. In this episode, Paul and I delve more in depth into the topic of creating friendships, but not just any friendships - intentional friendships.

In our discussion, we go over:

- Why you need to be more strategic throughout the friend-making process and surround yourself with people who elevate and inspire you

- How to use 'hook points' to naturally steer a conversation towards exchanging contact information and precisely what to say

- Why leveraging activities you are already doing is the perfect invite strategy and how to create pressure-free group outings even if you're brand new to a location

- Paul's weekly habit for following up with people and what to do if they don't respond

- How showing a little vulnerability can go a long way towards establishing strong, long-term friendships

...and a bit more about achieving a balance between being proactive and having a good time; the process of making friends should be dynamic and fun!

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRpaul2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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Welcome to part 1 of my conversation with Paul Sanders, which is all about how to start conversations, maintain them, and how to scale them into meaningful friendships.

We go over:

- The simplest way to start a conversation with a stranger no matter your situation or location

- How to take the theme of a networking event and turn it into a foolproof, easy ice breaker

- What to do to move forward from the initial meet-and-greet to discover common ground and build a friendship

- How to effectively manage your expectations at networking events and project a vibe of authenticity

- Paul's expert trick for getting people to feel an instant connection to you

- Why you don't need to be impressive or cool to have a great conversation (overcome the emotional hurdles that are holding you back!)

- How to use the 5% exercise to expand your comfort zone and make more connections

...plus an impromptu conversation between Paul and me showing you how to find common ground with the people you meet.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

And stay tuned for part 2, which involves a more in depth look at developing the kinds of friendships you want.

Direct download: RRpaul1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

Warning: The first 10 minutes in this one has rough audio, but then it gets better. I apologize for that! I don't know what happened, but knew the content was so good that I didn't want you to miss out.

You can also get the audio transcript by going to http://www.RachelRofe.com/adria.

Today, I speak with Adria DeCorte, a close friend whose business teachings revolve around making eating healthy doable.

In our conversation, we cover:

- Why what you eat impacts your body and how it can also affect your business

- The types of food to eat to supercharge creativity flow and make you feel more inspired

-What you need to fuel your body with to become more grounded, productive, and ready to hustle

- The easy tool Adria uses (instead of recipes) to simplify kitchen time and yield a variety of different tasty meal options

- How to use food remixes to reboot your leftovers and continuously bring fresh energy to your business

...and a bit more about Adria's top 3 action steps for anyone who wants to integrate a healthier lifestyle into their world without the fuss and inconvenience.

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRAdria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EST

In today's show, I talk with Jia Jiang of "100 Days Of Rejection" - an experiment he created where, for 100 days, he aimed to get rejected in all kinds of wacky ways.

We cover:

- How seeking rejection out can actually desensitize you to pain

- The process Jia went through, from scared and humiliated, to confident and holding his ground

- The 2 ingredients you need to turn a 'no' into a 'yes' (Hint: One's a key word and the other has to do with mindset)

- How rejection is less about you and more about the other person; it really isn't personal!

- Why you need to vacate your comfort zone and elevate to the 'possibility zone'

...and a bit more about Jia's proudest moments, including the time he met Bill Gates.

As always, please me know how you enjoyed this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Today's show is sponsored by: http://www.PodcastProdigy.com

Direct download: RRJia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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This episode is a little bit different from what I normally do, but it was requested multiple times. Today, I discuss my path to success and what I am most proud of in my professional life.

Some of the items I talk about include:

- How I got the gumption to quit my job to pursue Internet marketing full-time

- The best way to create consistent, fast income when you're just starting out

- Why podcasts are such an outstanding marketing tool for business owners

- How to turn away from "feast or famine" opportunities and start focusing on creating consistent, long-term revenue

- The importance of hustling so you can get paid month after month

...and a bit more about my experiences with Craigslist, membership sites, and niche marketing.

As always, please me know how you were inspired by this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Direct download: RRmypathtosuccess.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In this episode, I talk with Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World who has led teams of more than 40,000 employees and been responsible for 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, and more!

In our discussion, we cover:

- The 2 driving forces that have propelled Lee towards huge success despite not having a college degree

- How to prioritize the areas of your life so you can go from surviving to thriving

- The key to time management: knowing when and how to say 'no'

- Why, in your business, you need to "put on a show" of professionalism no matter what

- The most important question to ask yourself every day to maintain your focus

- How a little resourcefulness can go a long way in terms of forming a great business without spending a fortune

- Lee's top tips for the best way to grow your business, including his wife's advice about mastering the art of pricing

- How to effectively use (and not abuse) social media so your customers are actually excited to see your posts

...and more about creating the illusion of magic - the 3 things Disney focuses on, especially in terms of who the company hires.

As always, please me know your thoughts about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Direct download: RRLee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In today's episode, I share 5 things I track in my business every single day.

Some of the things I cover:

- What you can do to make sure you're regularly building your list

- How much my social media accounts have grown since implementing tracking

- The super simple tracking tools and resources you can use to monitor your finances

- How to reverse-engineer goals so you're making the absolute most out of every single day

- And why having a daily power hour with an accountability partner can give you crazy amounts of focus

As always, please me know what you thought about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Direct download: RR5thingsItrackinmybusinesseveryday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In today's conversation, I speak with Honoree Corder about her new book "Business Dating," which is all about how to create effective relationships in the business world.

In the episode, we go over:

- How to build mutually beneficial, long-term business relationships

- The top three ingredients you need to be a successful business person

- Mindset strategies to become more at ease with networking...even if you're an introvert

- What to say instead of "How can I help you?" to entice more clients

- How to use the twelve-by-twelve system to keep track of your clients and improve your networking skills

- The 5 stages of the "trust bridge," which will help you build more meaningful relationships so you can get the cash, connections, and contributions you need

- Why having clear guidelines and a hard-stop can improve the flow of your meetings

...and more juicy tidbits about the importance of authenticity and how "you can't do the right thing with the wrong person, and you can't do the wrong thing with the right person."

As always, please me know your thoughts about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Direct download: RRHowtomakegreatbusinessconnections1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In today's episode, I'm sharing 7 ways you can make your product more valuable to customers.

When you have a more valuable product, you can:

- Charge premium prices and feel good about it

- Give customers an incredible buying experience (which converts them into raving fans)

- Know you're offering a fabulous product you can feel great about

As always, please me know your thoughts about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

 

Direct download: RR7waystoaddvaluetoyourproduct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

In today's episode, Kathleen Gage shares how she can make huge amounts of money and actively make the world a better place at the same time.

We go over:

- The habits Kathleen implements to create masterminds that bring in $100k and $200k (and they're only one part of her business)

- How to maintain your momentum even when your energy is zapped

- The importance of being grateful and living in the present moment

- Kathleen's top strategy for succeeding at your goals  (discover the one question you need to ask)

- The difference between "study time" and "monetize time"

- How to choose the best goals to pursue and structure your day so you are focused on the right things

...and a bit more about Kathleen's typical work day and how she spends her time to maximize her revenue intake.

As always, please me know how you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

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Direct download: RRKathleenGage1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In my interview with Charlie Hoehn, Charlie and I discuss how to successfully launch your book or product.

Here are some of the topics we go over:

- The #1 thing you need to include in a product launch
- The lowdown on the data testing process
- How to use Reddit's forums to get emotional feedback and improve your books' impact
- Useful tips for developing the right mindset to handle criticism
- How to create book titles that make people eager to buy

...and a bit more about building strategic relationships and how to effectively leverage them to sell more books.

As always, please me know your thoughts about this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Direct download: RRCharlie_Hoehn1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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One of the most helpful things you can do to grow your business is to regularly share free content.

There are all kinds of side benefits to this: you get more followers, better search engine results, and most importantly - more people who trust you.

All of this ends up leading into paying customers.

The problem for many business owners, though, is that it feels hard to come up with consistent ideas of things to write or podcast about.

In today's episode, I share several ways you can come up with new content on a regular basis. Use these to create your own podcast or regularly updated blog.

Direct download: RRHowtocomeupwithendlesscontentideas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In Part 2 of this interview, Steve and I talk about how he makes 5 figures a month with Kindle books.

We go over:

- Is Kindle a sustainable business model?

- Can you still make money with Kindle?

- How do you market a book?

- What do you do to get started?

- What is Steve's complete Kindle writing process?

...and a bit more. I ask Steve all kinds of juicy questions in this section.

As always, please me know how you liked this episode by pinging me on Twitter.com/RachelRofe or Facebook.com/RachelRofe. :)

Direct download: RRSteve_Part-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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In Part 1 of this interview, I talk with Steve Scott about why people often have problems getting rid of bad habits, and how to get through them.

Steve shares:

- Why we have less willpower at night

- How "if-then" plans can change everything

- How to create great replacement habits that feel good

...and a bit more.

This episode is Part 1 with Steve. In Part 2, we talk all about how he makes 5-figures a month by writing Kindle books. Stay tuned!

Direct download: RRSteve_Part-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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If you have a business (or are creating one), odds are you want to get in front of as many people as you can.

Many people believe that to do this, they need to constantly update their blogs. And while that's helpful, it can be very frustrating to always have to come up with a "latest and greatest" blog post idea.

In my view, you actually don't need to constantly come up with new work. You can work smarter instead of harder by maximizing what you already have. This episode goes over how.

For the full blog post on this, go to http://www.rachelrofe.com/27ways

Direct download: RRgetyourcontentinfrontofasmanypeopleaspossiable.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

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By popular request, this episode goes over 3 different passive income streams that I have, each consistently earning me $1k/month or more.

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Podcast Prodigy - If you'd like your own podcast, this course will show you how to do it.

TheUltimateKindleCourse.com/special - A discounted link to my Kindle course.

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It seems easier than ever to feel disconnected and lonely.

Most of us are in front of computers more than we’re in front of people. That’s hard. And when you consider there’s a direct correlation between social media consumption and depression, it makes it even harder.

In order to feel connected, it takes some conscious work – and that’s what we cover in today’s show.

In this episode, I share some ways you can feel connected in a particularly rough moment and how you can also (mostly) avoid it being a problem for the future.

Direct download: RRhowtofeelconnected.mp3
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By 2015, millenials - those born in the 80's and 90's - will be responsible for more buying decisions than any other group out there.

In this episode, Ryan Jenkins and I talked about why millenials are so different from any other generation, what's important to them, and how to market to them.

I thought this was a fascinating look into the worldview of millenials and learned a lot, even as a millenial myself.

Direct download: RRRyan.mp3
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So many of us are stressed out of our mind, swimming in never-ending lists of things to do.

What if there was a way to STOP being so overwhelmed, put LESS on your plate, and actually end up being MORE productive?

There is - and I cover it in this episode.

Direct download: RR3to5thingsaday.mp3
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It's really easy to get stuck into a pattern of circling around the same negative thoughts over and over.

It's also really easy to shut down any of your negative thoughts and say, "Everything's great!"

In this episode, among other things, Eric and I cover how to keep your thoughts as healthy as possible without going to either extreme.

Direct download: RRericzimmer.mp3
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In this episode, Jordan Harbinger shares how you can be more charismatic. He goes over how you can make a great first impression, how to "network" better - even if you hate it, and how to not care so much about what people think.

Towards the end of the show, he gives his best personal success technique.

This show packs a lot of great info.

Direct download: RRJordan.mp3
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Kit Murray Maloney is on a mission to celebrate and spread women’s sexual pleasure.

In this episode, we talk about how she began her not-so-easy mission, the benefits of women concentrating on their sexual pleasure, her “Pleasure Pledge”, and how she creates a phenomenal network of people around her.

Direct download: RRkit.mp3
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In this episode, I go over 101 tasks that I've personally delegated to MyFancyHands.com.

This is meant to help you see what YOU can be delegating in your life.

Direct download: RRfancyhands.mp3
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If you have some kind of business (or want to have one), you'll need people to know about your offer. This experimental episode goes over 55 ways you can get in front of those people.

Direct download: RR55waystogetmoretraffic.mp3
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In this episode, Clint shares how we went from life as a heroin addict and prisoner to creating a thriving, successful life and business that he’s proud of.

He talks about how he used his time in prison to completely revamp his life – including his daily rituals, small changes that made a huge difference, and his personal success strategies.

This was a great interview with a lot of take-aways.

Direct download: RRclint.mp3
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In this episode, Scott talks to us about how he became sober, lost 140 pounds (and counting), and what he does to keep his depression in check.

If there's anything in your life that you'd like to change, you'll definitely want to hear Scott's powerful midnset techniques.

He has made lasting changes in his life without ever going to counseling or formal rehabilitation and tells us exactly how.

Direct download: RRscott.mp3
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In this episode, Nichole Kellerman Wurth gives away some of her best tips on how you can feel alive. Although she is normally a weight loss teacher, we covered all kinds of accessible-to-anyone tips (and actually didn't talk about weight loss much at all).

We talked about how to tune in to what you really want, how to shut down your inner "mean" voice, and how you can focus in on your desires and actually make them happen - even if they seem very farfetched right now.

Direct download: RRNichole2.mp3
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Derek Rydall believes you can have anything you want. What’s more, he thinks you can have it WITHOUT using self improvement or law of attraction (both of which he doesn’t believe in).

In this episode, Derek goes over his framework for creating anything you want, including the exact process of how he moved from his small apartment into his dream home in less than 90 days.

Direct download: RRderek1.mp3
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Crystal Cave is a stylist who specializes in "not so skinny style". Whether or not you identify as "not so skinny", most of us have some kind of body hangups, and this show helps with that.

We cover how to love your body for whatever it looks like right now, how to handle other peoples' judgments, and style tips for both men and women. It's a fun episode!

Direct download: RRcrystal_rev1_.mp3
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Are you in a spot where you know you need to raise your rates, but you're terrified of losing your income? 

This episode goes over some ways where you can start charging what you're worth WITHOUT losing all of your income stability.

I also give a word for word script you can use while implementing this.

Direct download: RRhowtoraisepriceswithclients.mp3
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This episode goes over why it's probably in your best interest to unsubscribe from email mailing lists.

I go over how I learned this from experience and what you can do if you get FOMO (fear of missing out) from unsubscribing.

Direct download: RRthepowerofunsubscribing.mp3
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Do you feel unclear on what you want to create in 2015? This episode will help you identify the best goals for yourself. First we review your 2014, then ask some important questions about your present, then move into exactly how to shape out your year. If you go through this eye-opening process, you will definitely learn a lot.

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This episode gives you lots of practical strategies on how to wake up earlier AND be happy about it.

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Greg Taylor is very unapologetic about who he is - and I love it. In this episode, we cover all kinds of things from how to create a work/life balance, to people who want to pick your brain, having friends that you can trust, and creating a business you feel happy in.

This was a fast-paced episode that has lots of gems. Enjoy!

Direct download: RRGreg.mp3
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In this episode, bestselling author Derek Doepker goes over exactly why you might be feeling stuck in any area of your life.

He shares how to create better habits, how to reach your goals, and why you might need to embrace "4 value logic".

He also covers the 6 human needs that we need in order to be happy.

Derek is like a walking encyclopedia of personal development and there's a lot to learn in this episode.

Direct download: RRDerek.mp3
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Hadley Gustin believes that everyone who has ever been diagnosed with "uncurable" anxiety, ADD/ADHD and panic disorder --- as well as those who just identify with being energy sensitive - can feel a LOT better, once they know the action steps to take.

In this episode, we go over what you can do if you feel like people, sounds, colors, or feelings take a huge toll on you energetically, how to stay at your peak, and how to thrive in a world that isn't necessarily set up for your success.

Direct download: RRHadley.mp3
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There are always ups and downs in life, and unfortunately sometime the downs last longer than we'd like.

This episode goes over some of my best “get out of a funk” techniques, including everything I used to get out of my own recent not-so-stellar period.

Direct download: RRHowtogetthroughadarkperiod.mp3
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If money stresses you out and/or overwhelms you, this episode is for you. In it, I go over a SIMPLE 3-step process you can use to start improving your finances. There are no crazy concepts or fancy strategies here - just an easy process that the average person can use to make solid positive changes in their financial life.

Direct download: RRsettingabudgetgettingsetwithmoney.mp3
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In the first part of this episode, the amazing Jordana Jaffe covers how she got out of a financial rut and what to do when you "can't afford" the things you want to buy.

After that, we move into specific ways you can create a schedule that gives you tons of time for play and passion.

This was a great episode that covered a lot. Enjoy!

Direct download: RRJordana.mp3
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Shawn Stevenson, a highly respected health expert, shares some phenomenal tips in this episode. He goes over the top 3 things anyone can do for your best health possible, how to keep your energy up, a "secret sauce" to maximize your health, and what you can do to minimize stress.

Shawn is a master at making things easily understandable and practical, and there is a LOT to learn in this episode.

Direct download: RRShawn.mp3
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Stephanie Burg used to be a professional dancer. She was forced to sign contracts saying that she couldn't gain more than 3 pounds, was constantly criticized, and was always told to push through the pain.

After she left the dancing world, she had a lot to learn about going with the flow and finally trusting herself.

This episode goes over her inspiring journey.

Direct download: RRStephanie.mp3
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Holidays can be a huge source of frustration for people. There are all kinds of expectations to meet - whether it be the endless traveling, over-spending on presents, and/or all the people you have to please.

In this episode, Becca Piastrelli and I talk about specific things you can do to enjoy your holiday season. We go over tangible things you can do when everyone is pulling at you, how to give amazing presents that don't break the bank, and a gratitude "trick" that will keep you from getting overwhelmed and wishing it was January 2nd already.

I apologize for the double listing on this one - the first one was the incorrect file.

Direct download: RRhowtohandletheholidays.mp3
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Honorée is a sought-after coach that gets her clients incredible results. While she traditionally works with businesses, she gave tips that anyone could benefit from on this episode. She shared a PHENOMENAL strategy on how to build your network, how to set and achieve huge goals, and what she does to write 4 quality books a year. This has been one of my favorite episodes so far.

 

Direct download: RRHonoree.mp3
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Thai Nguyen has been a restaurant chef, a private chef to the elite, a professional kickboxer, was on track to be a minister, and is now a writer. Not only is he well versed in reinventing himself, but he tends to achieve excellence in everything he tries. In this episode, Thai goes over some of his most effective (and highly actionable) success strategies.

 

Direct download: RRThaiREV.mp3
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Many people feel like they have a book in them, but figuring out how to wrangle all their thoughts into a concise outline is tough. This episode goes over the super-simple process I've used to create 40+ books. Please leave me feedback and tell me if you want more episodes like these!

Direct download: RRHowtooutlineabook.mp3
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In this episode, Alexia goes over how you can become a more confident public speaker. She shares tons of actionable tips you can start implementing immediately to feel and present better on stage. She also goes over some of her very inspiring journey.

Direct download: RRLex.mp3
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My latest book has 101 5-minute boosters you can add to your morning routine to boost your happiness. In this episode, I go over 11 of them. You can get the book at http://www.rachelrofe.com/morningbook. :)

Direct download: RR5minutemorningboiosters.mp3
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On this podcast, Jeffrey Shaw goes over how you can have a profitable business without having to lose certain parts of yourself.

If you're not sure about what your greatest gifts are, he also goes over how you can wrangle in all of your passions to find your specific "purpose".

He also coaches me for a minute - and I think it can help everyone listening.

If you're interested in either finding your purpose or figuring out how to monetize everything you're interested in, this episode has lots of gems for you.

Direct download: RRJeffrey.mp3
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