132 episodes

Are you a small business owner who likes to think BIG?

Then this podcast is for YOU.

It's a place where AMBITIOUS business owners learn and share SIMPLE, PRACTICAL tips and advice to help their businesses GROW with ONE purpose...

TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE LIFESTYLE THEY WANT.

Whatever that means for YOU...

Maybe you want to earn £100k a year?

Maybe you want to spend more time with friends and family, or travel more?

You might want to give up the Day Job, or completely change direction in your business.

Perhaps you want to retire in X years?

Remove yourself from doing the jobs you HATE?

Sack your problem clients?

This monthly podcast is 100% FREE.

There's no ads.

No spammy upsells.

No fluffy, woo-woo BS.

Just simple, practical help to grow YOUR Ambitious Lifestyle Business.

Ambitious. Lifestyle. Business. Podcast‪.‬ John Lamerton & Jason Brockman

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Are you a small business owner who likes to think BIG?

Then this podcast is for YOU.

It's a place where AMBITIOUS business owners learn and share SIMPLE, PRACTICAL tips and advice to help their businesses GROW with ONE purpose...

TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE LIFESTYLE THEY WANT.

Whatever that means for YOU...

Maybe you want to earn £100k a year?

Maybe you want to spend more time with friends and family, or travel more?

You might want to give up the Day Job, or completely change direction in your business.

Perhaps you want to retire in X years?

Remove yourself from doing the jobs you HATE?

Sack your problem clients?

This monthly podcast is 100% FREE.

There's no ads.

No spammy upsells.

No fluffy, woo-woo BS.

Just simple, practical help to grow YOUR Ambitious Lifestyle Business.

    "I'd advise people NOT to join the One Percent Club..."

    "I'd advise people NOT to join the One Percent Club..."

    In this episode of the Ambitious Lifestyle Business Podcast, we chat with James Crow from Posture Stars.
    James is an Ergonomist, Posture Pro, and Alexander Technique Teacher who *won't stop* until you can sit and work comfortably without pain. With over 15 years of experience helping people sit, stand and live with better posture, it's his mission to save the universe from the modern pandemic of slouching, slumping, and generally feeling run down!
    James tells us:
     
    Why "sitting is the new smoking".
    3 simple improvements we can ALL make to improve our posture.
    The daily routines that help him hit his goals.
    What three months of weekly 1% improvements looks like.
    How seeing other people failing helps James.
    The effect that Jim Collins' book Good to Great has had on James' business.
    Why James does want ANYONE else to join the One Percent Club.

    • 46 min
    "I lost my dream job - and created my dream business..."

    "I lost my dream job - and created my dream business..."

    In this episode of the Ambitious Lifestyle Business Podcast, we meet Tom Edwards from Tom Edwards Sound and Five29 - a company which specialises in final post-production services for factual content - helping make TV shows such as Cash in the Attic and The One Show sound amazing.
    We discuss:
    Why losing his dream job forced Tom to become a "reluctant business owner"
    How to find your niche in business.
    What good sound actually sounds like.
    Why Tom said "yes" to every opportunity that came his way - and how he discovered the "hell yeah or no" mindset.
    How quickly the "hell yeah or no" goalposts move - and former dream clients/opportunities can become nightmares
    The upcoming 100th episode of the ALB podcast - and how you can take part!
    How Tom embraced the Dream Clients strategy - with amazing results in just two weeks!
    90's WWF wrestlers - yes, really!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    "Why this Money Mindset book is my book of the year…"

    "Why this Money Mindset book is my book of the year…"

    "Why this Money Mindset book is my book of the year…" 
    So here it is - Merry Christmas! Everybody’s… designing their 2023 goals. In this Christmas special, John and Jason put the year to bed, and the world to rights. The boys discuss:
    Their books of the year - including the money mindset book that will be crucial to read in the current economic climate.
    Why John is learning how to care less about work - dialling down his ambition and slowing down.
    How “constant never-ending improvement” has actually been around for centuries.
    The upcoming 100th episode of the ALB podcast - and how you can take part!
    Why grown adults are competing to win an inflatable flamingo - and learning how to work less in the process.
    The False EXIT - John’s new book, coming out (sometime!) in 2023. It’s definitely NOT a DCI Lamerton crime thriller!

    • 59 min
    "How To Grow a Small Business Into a Large Business..."

    "How To Grow a Small Business Into a Large Business..."

    In this episode, John and Jason are joined by Vicky Jinks, who works with the boys, helping to look after One Percent Club members. Together, they discuss how to grow a small business into a large business - using the same “1% better each week” strategy that they preach.
    You’ll hear::
    Why people's definitions of “small” and “large” businesses are highly individual.
    How even the largest, trillion-dollar businesses started as tiny upstarts.
    The importance of getting started.
    Accepting that version 1.0 will look nothing like version 10!
    When to stop growing.

    • 49 min
    "I hid under a table during a military coup..."

    "I hid under a table during a military coup..."

    Today, we're joined by Caroline Gurtler from Curious Rose. In this episode, you will hear:
    How Caroline showed tremendous bravery to be brutally honest about her problems - and how that led to an outpouring of help that turned things around
    How to balance "selling out of products" versus simply "selling out"
    Why Caroline took a 1-year-old baby to Cambodia.
    How, after hiding under a table during a military coup, Caroline doesn't really fear anything.
    Caroline describe her journey as a "road to entrepreneurship, paved with disasters"!
    What an ambitious, lifestyle business means to Caroline.

    • 47 min
    My ALL-TIME top 10 business books.

    My ALL-TIME top 10 business books.

    This is it - the BIG one! 
     
    My all-time top 10 business books.
     
    I’ve read more than 1,000 business books over 20+ years – and these are my top 10 business books of all time.
     
    The TEN most read, most thumbed, most recommended, most highlighted, most implemented business books on my bookshelf. I’ve read every one of these books multiple times, and they’ve become an essential part of my small business toolkit. I couldn’t run my businesses anywhere near as well without them.
    While I rarely prescribe “one-size-fits-all” book recommendations, I truly believe that every small business owner will have a significantly better business if they have these ten books on their shelves too.
    https://bigidea.co.uk/best-business-books/#topten
    I hope you’ve enjoyed my definitive top 100 best business books – I’d love to hear from you (email me - john@bigidea.co.uk), whether you’ve just read a book that you think I’d enjoy – or just want to tell me how wrong I am for not including your favourite book in the top 100! Additionally, I’d love to hear from you if my favourite books have inspired you to read more. 
    Remember though, to read the books AND follow the instructions!

    • 29 min

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Great show!

John and Jason, hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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