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This podcast will help you take the guess work out of how to be successful selling to homeowners. Making you a Stud at identifying who your market is, where to find them, how to qualify them, and what to do to close the deal.

Big Stud Podcas‪t‬ Mike Claudio

    • Entrepreneurship
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This podcast will help you take the guess work out of how to be successful selling to homeowners. Making you a Stud at identifying who your market is, where to find them, how to qualify them, and what to do to close the deal.

    Ep 73: The power of social networking, featuring guest Luke Marcotte

    Ep 73: The power of social networking, featuring guest Luke Marcotte

    Big Stud Podcast- Episode 73 
    In this episode, Mike discusses how some business owners miss the power of social networking, and the importance of being active and engaging
    Personal development can have negative connotations, but without it can hold yourself back by not being the best version of yourself.
    Guest Luke Marcotte owner of Elektrk—an electrical contracting company our of Michigan discusses how he built his company at such young age.
    He started in 2014, obtained LLC in 2017. He began building out the company at age 16. He would ave around 25% of his paycheck to buy tools, so that he’d have the funds to create his business.
    He networked heavily to build out his client base; now he has 2 locations and 8 employees. He's looking to grow further by the end of the year.
    He attributes a lot of his growth to social media, and is always active and creating engaging content.
    Luke also belongs to several personal development groups; reads books and will spend around 6 figures on development this year. 
    His goal is to be a billion-dollar company with offices across the country.
    Some additional background to where Luke began: He learned from entrepreneurs in his life; his parents, and more solely, his friend's Dad. He mentored him and instilled work ethic at a young age, as well as the importance of learning a trade.
    Regarding his social media, he has focused more on his personal page to build trust, and grow outside of the electrical business.
    Closing thoughts and advice—if you’re not scared you’re not doing the right thing. 
    You have to take a step before you’re ready.
    If you don’t take action, the world can’t pay you back.
    There is more to life than just being comfortable.
    Follow Luke Instagram: @lukemarcotte
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007421955759
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfq1qFq6tNPef8Bt8OGLWow

    • 28 min
    Mike's Monday Motivation 4 - Get Back Control

    Mike's Monday Motivation 4 - Get Back Control

    • 7 min
    Ep. 72- Guest Burton Hughes

    Ep. 72- Guest Burton Hughes

    Big Stud Podcast: Episode 72
    Welcome to the new version of the big stud podcast—sharing stories and situations so you can see what it takes to become an accomplished stud and studette.
    In this episode, featuring Apex Executive coach Burton Hughes who represents everything you picture when you think of a “stud”.
    A quick summary of Burton: he grew up poor, and came from basically nothing. He eventually relocated on a whim to Dallas. Before that, he was the guy on A&F bags, on the cover 100s of books and magazines, led fitness IFBB pro—accomplished the epitome of fitness success, and then decided he wanted to sell roofs.
    He’s been super successful—close to 7 figures in sales. But also has something we all have felt—self-doubt.
    Mike and Burton discuss taking on how it’s not just about how you accomplish great success but maintaining it as well.
    Burton shares how he grew up with a lot of violence, and experienced a lot of pain. But always felt like a “dreamer”.
    He always had a positive outlook and mindset and just needed to find the vehicle to get him where he needed to be. He had big plans for himself and set out to achieve them.
    He recalls a memory when he was 5 years old, when he had a dirt bike magazine, cut out the pictures, and glued a collage. Then he went door to door to try and sell the art he created. People loved his entrepreneurial spirit, so even though he made nothing from his collages, he made an impact on those who spoke to him.
    In high school, he worked at a golf course and was bored one morning flipping through a magazine promoting jets, yachts, etc., and saw that a lot of those who made money to afford luxury things like that were salespeople. That’s when he realized he could become successful in sales.
    As things progressed in his life, fitness became a focus to create a regimented routine and get the confidence he always lacked.
    He started winning fitness shows, turned pro, and chalks it up to staying immensely disciplined and doing it for himself to get control of his life.
    Mike shares how you can’t let outside perspectives impact your decision-making. You also can’t always be peddled to the medal or you’ll break the machine. He accomplishes this by creating time blocks so he makes time for his family and personal life, outside of his business.
    Burton handles everything very systematically. He wrote a book called Align Your Empire this year to help people create the right mindset and get everything pointed in the right direction.
    For managing his time, Burton created non-negotiables for his schedule including breakfast and dinner with his family, and working out 2X a day. He goes on to say “You have to get on offense with your time…and don’t settle when it comes to your time.” You have to have your “why”—and do it for yourself. He wants to help other people who feel stuck with managing their time.
    A takeaway is there is no end to the work. Even with all Mike and Burton have accomplished, they still put in the work every day. They’re always working at life.
    The motivation behind Burton writing his book was wanting to provide his unadulterated truth of the highs and lows in his life.
    Burton explains how when he checked all the boxes of being successful, he still felt hollow, became depressed, and experienced some very rough moments. It took a lot for him to pull himself out of that, and get to where he is today.
    A closing thought from Burton: “Don’t live small….you deserve everything you want.”
    You can follow Burton on Instagram: @Burton_Hughes_Official

    • 40 min
    Mikes Monday Motivation 3 - DO THE WORK!

    Mikes Monday Motivation 3 - DO THE WORK!

    • 7 min
    Ep. 71- Moving Forward

    Ep. 71- Moving Forward

    Episode 71- Moving Forward 
    This week Mike shares some exciting changes for the podcast. 
    Big Stud Sales podcast is going to be changing—going forward the new name is Big Stud Podcast, and Mike and Ryan will be creating some longer format podcasts on YouTube.
    To get more out of the podcast they’re going to move towards an interview format with expert guests to bring more value to their audience. If there’s someone you’d like them to have on and hear from, reach out!
    To help them grow, please comment, share, tag Mike and @ryanwebbermarketing, and leave a review.
    One of Mike’s goals is to help people manufacturer a lifestyle that lives up to everything they want to be, so the future of the podcast will focus on bringing knowledge and information that will help with that. 
    They’re going to be talking about all kinds of topics that relate to professional development. Mike hopes to bring outstanding information to you, and help people reach the next level in their life.
    Stay tuned, stay plugged in, and get excited about the next chapter in the Big Stud ecosystem.

    • 10 min
    Mike's Monday Motivation 2 - Dream Bigger

    Mike's Monday Motivation 2 - Dream Bigger

    • 8 min

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