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12 Dichotomous Daily Practices of Millionaires

12 Dichotomous Daily Practices of Millionaires

Through our coaching work at Southwestern Consulting we get a rare chance to spend a lot of time around millionaires. While many of them have made their money doing all sorts of different types of businesses, my observation is that almost all of them seem to share certain habits and attitudes. There are certain principles that almost all of them […]

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Scaling

5 Steps to Scaling Your Sales Revenue – Episode 201 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

In this episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the steps every business needs to take in order to scale their sales revenue. Visit crm.roryvaden.com for a free training from Rory on this topic! Show Highlights: Most business are broken when it comes to sales. Many businesses don’t have a systematic, repeatable way to generate sales. A business will never […]

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business-comeback

How to Perform a Business Comeback

We love watching comebacks. Whether it’s movies or sports or real life stories of people overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, we love seeing “the comeback.” So how do you perform a business comeback? What do you do if your business is struggling? What do you do if you’re facing personal financial struggle? How do you respond if you’re losing customers, accounts, […]

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books about money

The 10 Most Important Books to Teach You About Money

Not counting the Bible, which has a tremendously specific amount of information written about developing a healthy relationship with money, here are the first 10 books I think anyone who wants to learn about money should have to read, the order I’d suggest reading them in, and why… Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey – The first step to getting […]

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The Myth of the “Lifestyle Entrepreneur”

There is a false dream being overly sold today.  It’s is the facade of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur.  It typically includes messages like work from anywhere, set your own schedule, be your own boss, drive a Bentley, and make passive income without doing anything.  It’s a damaging dream because it’s a lie.  My problem is not with the promotion of all […]

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Comparison

Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Eradicating Comparison with Rachel Cruze – Episode 161 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Rachel Cruze is a seasoned communicator and presenter who has been speaking to groups as large as 10,000 for nearly a decade. The daughter of Dave Ramsey, today she uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate America’s students and young adults on the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. […]

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Greed, Giving, and Making Money Matter with Cole Hatter – Episode 159 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Cole is an entrepreneur, investor, award-winning speaker and founder of Thrive. Cole started his career investing in real estate and has progressed to investing in large funds, start-ups, and angel investing. He has been on stage speaking to audiences about investing/entrepreneurship around the world collectively for over 2,000 hours. Cole’s vision behind creating Thrive: Make Money Matter is to change […]

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What is Your Inevitable Future Trajectory?

Here is the difference between successful investors (of time, money, energy) and everyone else… Most people look at the value of a company, a person, or an investment based on what it is today. But Multipliers do not. Instead, they look at the IFT. IFT stands for Inevitable Future Trajectory. IFT is where the magic happens. IFT is not thinking […]

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Veny W. Musum & Upendra Chivukula: The 3rd Way and The Value of Shared Ownership – Episode 146 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Veny W. Musum Veny Musum began work in corporate America as district manager for Clairol Inc. where he broke numerous sales records. He moved on to Paul Mitchell Systems in Beverly Hills, CA and quickly rose to become senior vice president. Also a successful real estate and equity investor, Musum has learned firsthand the importance of capital and cash-flow producing assets. Musum […]

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5 Unseen Things Stealing Money From You

Multipliers get different results because they process decisions differently than most people. The primary difference being that most people only operate in a state of urgency which is: What matters most right now What do I want right now What feels good right now What makes sense right now Multipliers though, evaluate decisions always based on the significance calculation. To […]

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John Livesay: Perfecting Your Sales Pitch – Episode 145 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

As a funding strategist, John Livesay helps CEOs craft a compelling pitch that engages investors in a way that inspires them to join a startup’s team. He hosts The Successful Pitch podcast with investors from around the world. He is the Pitch Mentor at Startfast.net, the number one accelerator in Upstate New York. After a successful 20 year career in media sales with […]

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Are your meetings wasting thousands of dollars?

The cost of meetings is extraordinary. Every meeting has a cost that can be evaluated based on the concept we call MVOT in Procrastinate on Purpose. MVOT is the “money value of time” which is literally what your time is worth based on your income to hours worked ratio. So meetings are expensive but so is the alternative cost of […]

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10 Lessons from Building a $10 million Company in 10 years

This past week we celebrated 2 major and emotional milestones for Southwestern Consulting: This year marks our 10th anniversary since we founded the U.S. operations of our company in May 2006. As a company, we sailed past $10 million in annual revenue in 2015 for the first time ever. It feels like an abundant blessing since both mark significant checkpoints […]

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What Makes Successful Entrepreneurs Different

Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t… Watch movies, sleep, or play video games on airplanes. They don’t complain about not getting national holidays off. They don’t whine about the fact that they have to take out the trash, make sales calls, do the marketing, and be the legal, IT, HR, and finance department all on the same day. They don’t look to be paid for […]

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Chris Hogan: Retire Inspired – Episode 124 of the Daily Discipline Podcast

A popular and dynamic speaker on the topics of personal finance, retirement, and leadership, Chris Hogan helps people across the country develop successful strategies to manage their money, both in their homes and businesses. For more than a decade, Hogan has served on Dave Ramsey’s team as a trusted financial coach and advisor, and a sought-after speaker. Hogan helps people […]

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The Secret to Success

People spend time wondering what the secret to success is. They look around for it. They ask about it. They try to find it. And yet they still so often miss it. They miss it because they are looking for something unique. They miss it because they are expecting something big. They miss it because they want it to be […]

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Randy Gage: Mad Genius – Episode 123 of the Daily Discipline Podcast

Randy Gage is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way. Randy is the author of nine books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestseller, Risky Is the New Safe. He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries, […]

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How to Read a Financial Statement (or setup any goal tracker)

Did you know that you can make it all the way through MBA school and never learn to read a corporate financial statement? I’m not quite sure why that is, but for me (even with a high-priced private business school education) it was absolutely true. And now that Southwestern Consulting provides revenue consulting with companies of all different sizes in […]

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Tim Fargo: Survival Strategies for Starting a Business – Episode 104 of the Daily Discipline Podcast with Rory Vaden

Tim Fargo is an American author, keynote speaker, angel investor and entrepreneur. He is the author of Alphabet Success. He has founded many businesses, most of which failed miserably. But a couple of businesses did very well. Fargo is best known for co-founding insurance fraud investigative company, Omega Insurance Service in 1996, that became the second biggest insurance fraud investigative […]

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Sales Cures all

Want to start a business? You better learn how to sell…

  There is an exciting movement happening right now with entrepreneurship. It’s “cool” and “trendy” to own your own business. I personally am a fan of entrepreneurship but there seems to be a bit of a misconnect in the minds of many aspiring entrepreneurs about what it means to be an entrepreneur and what will be required of you. Perhaps […]

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