Archive for the ‘Master Blog’ Category

One Small Success at a Time: Episode 271 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Robin Z. Crow is an American author, recording artist, and public speaker. Crow is best known for his 2002 autobiographical book entitled Jump and the Net Will Appear. He is the builder, owner, and operator of Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, TN. Crow also speaks at seminars and clinics around the country. Crow is the Founder and CEO of three uniquely successful companies: […]

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Find Your Calling by Fulfilling a Need: Episode 270 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His seven bestselling books—Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, The Legacy Journey, and Smart Money Smart Kids—have sold more than 10 million copies combined. By age 26, he had […]

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Do the Next Right Thing: Episode 269 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Terri Rickard is the Founder and President of Southwestern Travel. She began her career with the Southwestern Family of Companies in 2012 as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. In her role as Executive Assistant, she took on a major project to create an internally managed travel program for 16 operating divisions, managing over $5 million in annual travel spending. […]

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Promotion Announcement for Christa Acevedo to Senior Partner

  NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 28, 2019 – Southwestern Consulting, a member company of Southwestern Family of Companies, announces today the promotion of Christa Acevedo to senior partner.   As senior partner and director of operations and recruiting, she will oversee the creation of new systems and processes to help the company continue to grow. She will work in tandem with […]

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The CIA Rule: Episode 268 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Lars Tewes is the Managing Director of SBR Consulting, a leading sales performance consultancy. He has over 25 years of experience in creating sales force effectiveness in businesses around the globe. In 2002, his passion for professional selling and sales transformation led him to co-found SBR Consulting. He tackles the issues of business development from a strategic viewpoint through implementing […]

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Vision, Belief & Passion: Episode 267 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Bruce Black has over 40 years of C-level business experience building several high-performance companies as a founder, leader, entrepreneur, and CEO. For the last ten years, Black has used much of that prior business knowledge to help private middle-market business owners improve their company’s performance, lower their risk profile, and achieve maximum value in a sale. Black’s firm, IBG Business, was […]

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Brilliant on the Basics: Episode 266 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Barry Gottlieb started out his career as an educator. First, he was an elementary school teacher, then a school principal, and finally an instructor at both Santa Fe Community College and at the University of Florida. During his time at the university, Barry experienced a life-altering challenge. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was given just 3 to 6 […]

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It’s All About the People: Episode 265 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Hailed as one of the foremost authorities on marketing, franchising, and retail, Tom Feltenstein learned his trade from the grill up – insisting he got his doctorate degree as a senior marketing executive from McDonald’s Corporation as Ray Kroc’s disciple. After scaling the Golden Arches, he served as senior vice-president for the international, billion-dollar advertising agency, Bozell & Jacobs. Tom is […]

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Head and Heart: Episode 264 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Martin Fridson is “perhaps the most well-known figure in the high yield world,” according to Investment Dealers’ Digest.  At brokerage firms including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, he became known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy.  For nine consecutive years, he was ranked number one in high yield strategy in the Institutional Investor All America […]

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Be Willing to Zig and Zag: Episode 263 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Warren Struhl has spent the last 28 years starting, nurturing, and building businesses. Warren’s current business passion is MyPhoto, which is the world’s easiest way to take any digital photo and make it into a handcrafted photo product for walls, desks, and shelves. His television commercials can be seen nationally. At the age of 28, Warren founded his first business, […]

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Maximize Every Day: Episode 262 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Debbie Turner recently retired after nearly three decades in the media business. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Television Operations for the E.W. Scripps Company, overseeing 33 stations in 24 markets. Prior to the merger of Scripps and Journal Communications in 2015, Turner was the Executive Vice President of Journal Broadcast Group, responsible for the group’s television stations […]

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From Fear to Fun: Episode 261 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Greg Muzzillo founded Proforma in 1978, one year after graduating from college. He started the company’s franchising operations in 1986. Today, Proforma has more than 700 franchise offices worldwide with over $500 million in sales. The company has been named in Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America three times. Prior to founding Proforma, Mr. […]

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Jump Starting Innovation: Two Questions that Will Drive Your Results

The idea of innovation makes us feel good. The steps we must take to actually innovate, change, and improve are sometimes hard.  In coaching leaders and high performers over the years, I have found that better results come from asking two very important questions on a daily basis.  By continuously asking these questions, you put yourself in position as a […]

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Keeping a Positive Attitude with Mac Anderson (Part 2 of 2): Episode 260 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Mac Anderson is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for […]

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Reinforcing the Positive with Mac Anderson (1 of 2): Episode 259 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Mac Anderson is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for […]

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Mistakes and Failures: A Valuable Teacher or Blunt Force Trauma?

John Dewey famously said that “Failure is instructive.”  To that, I boldly say, maybe.  The point of this blog is to help you think differently about mistakes and failures in your life and indeed use them to help you grow. Our Fear of Failure Anyone reading this blog has probably experienced the fear of failure. Sadly, fear of failure oftentimes […]

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Do You Want Higher Levels of Performance? Take a Lesson in Courage.

You and I both aspire to higher levels of performance.  Perhaps one of the best ways to think about how to make that growth happen is to reflect on something that drives most of us on a daily basis. The engines in our cars. Let’s say you decide that you want to start using your automobile to pull your boat […]

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Rhythm of Success: Episode 258 of the Action Catalyst Podcast

Freddie Ravel is the GRAMMY-nominated Keynote Maestro who combines his expertise for business breakthroughs and virtuoso piano performances with a clear and concise application of music’s communicative and scientific powers to inspire, ignite and lift the minds, hearts, and potential of audiences around the world. Backed by number one hits and collaborative successes with Madonna, Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince, and […]

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Top Producers are ALWAYS Teaming for Compounded Interest

Albert Einstein is said to have stated that “the power of compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.” Compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal sum. By reinvesting interest, the base grows larger and when that base grows again by a percentage, the amount of growth is compounded. Bankers and financial planners will regale […]

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