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It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!

Learning from Smart People Rob Oliver

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It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!

    56 Leadership and Adversity with Dan Blanchard

    56 Leadership and Adversity with Dan Blanchard

    Inner-city schoolteacher Dan Blanchard spoke about leadership and adversity on today's episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. A special education teacher in one of the largest inner-city schools in Connecticut, he shares his insights with conviction and passion.

    Here are a few things to listen for in this episode:


    Dan's own personal experiences with adversity
    How his story and his brother's story have different outcomes
    Drawing energy from adversity
    Ways to encourage your children to build success skills
    Tips for working on your confidence
    The importance of being a lifelong learner

    Dan is offering his fantastic book "The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men" for free until midnight 10/22/2020. I would encourage you to get your copy! You can also connect with him on social media.

    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Young-Become-Granddaddys-Secrets-ebook/dp/B07CNY22NW/
    Website: www.DanBlanchard.net
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dan007blanchard
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.blanchard.186/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blanchard_dan/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-blanchard-author-speaker-educator-and-tv-host-82a69723/

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    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 34 min
    55 Founding a Business as a Female with April Elaine Powell

    55 Founding a Business as a Female with April Elaine Powell

    Interior Designer April Elaine Powell joined the podcast to talk about founding a business as a female. She has launched several businesses and is using her talent and passion to serve her clients and support other female designers.

    Here are some things to listen for:


    The lessons she learned in the male-dominated culinary field
    How to turn being a female entrepreneur into an asset
    Life is not easy or fair
    Pointers for building a community
    Why you shouldn't wait to start your brilliant dream

    April Elaine has generously offered a 30 minute consultation to any of my listeners on any of the topics from this podcast including those pesky interior design dilemmas. Here's how you can get a hold of her:

    Website: http://www.sbidcollective.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hersoulbrand
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aprilepowell
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sbidcollective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hersoulbrand2aprilpowell/

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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 31 min
    54 Clean Out Your Lifecloset with Corbie Mitleid

    54 Clean Out Your Lifecloset with Corbie Mitleid

    Corbie Mitleid, author of "Clean Out Your Lifecloset", joined me on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. It was a fun interview with some interesting points to ponder.

    Here are a few things to listen for during the podcast:


    Facing what we are taught – "Somebody Else Knows Better Than We Do."
    Dealing with adversity
    How to "think like a Martian."
    A major fallacy in self-help books (it's the author's fault!)
    The four keys to self-knowledge (not surprisingly, these are the four sections of "Clean Out Your Lifecloset")

    You can find out more about Corbie Mitleid can connect with her through the links below:

    Website: http://www.cleanoutyourlifecloset.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firethroughspirit
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CorbieMitleid
    Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/cmitleid/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/corbie_mitleid/
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/3bVaJVJ

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 30 min
    53 Grow Your Business with Craig Daley

    53 Grow Your Business with Craig Daley

    Want to know how to grow your business? Craig Daley is your guy! In this episode of the Learning From Smart People Podcast, Craig talks about his experiences in starting and growing his own businesses as an entrepreneur as well as his current work in helping small business owners to experience exponential growth in business.

    Here are a few things to listen for in this podcast:


    Why 50% of small businesses fail in the first year
    What many business owners do wrong before they even start
    Creating a budget and turning the process upside down
    Where to find funding for your business (and why a bank might not be the best place!)
    Choosing the right business structure
    Expenses that can kill your small business quickly

    Craig has offered a free 30 minute consultation on any business topic that you are curious about, have questions about or need guidance on. Go to the website below, click on "Contact Us" and use the code "SP30".

    Website: www.pmg-consult.org

    You can connect with Craig  using the links below:

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/daley_craig
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/interwealth

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 34 min
    51 Social Entrepreneurship with Kuda Biza

    51 Social Entrepreneurship with Kuda Biza

    Kuda Biza gave insight into social entrepreneurship on this episode of the Learning From Smart People Podcast. As a social entrepreneur himself, he uses his abilities as an entrepreneur to address the global issues of education and hunger.

    Listen for these key points:


    Kuda's back story of becoming an entrepreneur at age 9
    Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship
    Why your business should have a purpose (and why you should also!)
    The importance of living outside your comfort zone
    How to reboot your life
    Making a difference in the world around you

    Kuda has offered a free master goal list and goal worksheet on his website. You can download it at the link below.

    Website:  https://www.spearmethod.com/

    You can also connect with him on social media:

    Website: www.thisismyera.com  
    Instagram:  http://instagram.com/kudabiza
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuda-biza-2073a116/

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


    Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFSPPodcast
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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 30 min
    50 Be a Better Boss Now with Joe Mull

    50 Be a Better Boss Now with Joe Mull

    In episode 50 the topic is how to be a better boss, now! My guest for this landmark episode is Joe Mull, author of "Cure for the Common Leader" and "No More Team Drama".

    On a side note, I am blown away that we are already releasing episode 50! That is halfway to 100. (Math is my strong point…) Thank you to everyone that has been listening to the podcast. The numbers continue to grow and you, my listeners, are the reason I keep going.

    Here are some things to listen for in this episode:


    The connection between leadership and self-awareness
    Why leaders have to care about their people
    How to meet your team where they are
    Matching your style of leadership to each team member's needs
    Adjusting your expectations of what can be accomplished in the current climate
    What leaders should focus on

    You can find out more information about Joe, his presentations and his forthcoming podcast through the links below. You can also subscribe to his free continuing education videos and resources for leaders.


    Website: http://www.joemull.com
    Resources:  http://BossBetterNow.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joemull77
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/joemullspeaker
    Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/joemull77
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joemull/

    Thanks for listening to the Learning from Smart People Podcast! Please Subscribe, leave a comment and follow us on social media:


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    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWV_LuUad7ZWuE9j5D9v-w

    You can also use the “Contact” page on the “Learning from Smart People” website: https://www.learningfromsmartpeople.com/

    • 32 min

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