49 episodes

Join Steve Taylor and his professional business owner and entrepreneur guests as they have those discussions on the challenges around starting and growing your own business. From starting his law firm from the ground up, to appearing on ABC's Shark Tank with his wife to the successful growth and creating of his independent Registered Investment Advisory firm, Steve's experience as a professional business owner and entrepreneur gives him a unique perspective to the challenges and struggles of truly doing it for yourself that very few financial advisors posess.

Do It For Yourself with Stephen A. Taylor, JD, CFP‪®‬ Do it for Yourself

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join Steve Taylor and his professional business owner and entrepreneur guests as they have those discussions on the challenges around starting and growing your own business. From starting his law firm from the ground up, to appearing on ABC's Shark Tank with his wife to the successful growth and creating of his independent Registered Investment Advisory firm, Steve's experience as a professional business owner and entrepreneur gives him a unique perspective to the challenges and struggles of truly doing it for yourself that very few financial advisors posess.

    The Art of StorySelling with Stephen Steers

    The Art of StorySelling with Stephen Steers

    In this episode, we explore the critical role of storytelling in sales and training. Learn how vulnerability and client feedback are key to crafting compelling stories that resonate.



    Stephen Taylor and Stephen Steers



    Discover how to empower clients to tell their own stories better and understand the importance of mission, vision, and milestone stories.

    Highlights:

    How storytelling enhances sales training.
    Four essential questions for crafting impactful stories.
    The role of vulnerability in effective storytelling.
    Utilizing client feedback to refine your narrative.

    📌 Key Takeaways:

    What’s at Stake: Understand the importance of stakes in storytelling.
    Audience Learning: Grasp what the audience wants to learn.
    Emotional Impact: Know how to make the audience feel.
    Next Steps: Inspire the audience to take action.

    00:00 - Introduction and Welcome
    01:30 - Purpose of the Podcast
    02:15 - Guest Introduction: Stephen Steers
    03:30 - Importance of Story Selling
    05:00 - Four Key Questions for Storytelling
    06:30 - Example: AI and Business
    08:00 - Incorporating Customer Feedback
    09:30 - Vulnerability in Storytelling
    11:00 - Personal Story: Financial Planning
    13:00 - Developing a Story Bank
    15:00 - Crafting Business Stories
    17:00 - Balancing Personal and Business Stories
    19:00 - Utilizing Testimonials
    21:00 - Closing Thoughts

    • 22 min
    Top Networking Secrets Everyone Must Know – Revealed by Peter Leighton! (Part2)

    Top Networking Secrets Everyone Must Know – Revealed by Peter Leighton! (Part2)

    Welcome back to the second part of our exclusive interview series with Peter Leighton! In this episode, Peter dives deeper into his top networking secrets, offering more valuable insights and practical strategies that every professional needs to master.



    Learn how to build stronger connections, enhance your networking skills, and leverage your relationships for greater success.

    Key Highlights:

    Advanced Networking Strategies: Peter reveals more sophisticated techniques for anticipating opportunities and strategically connecting people.

    Deepening Client Relationships: Discover how Peter builds deeper relationships with clients through active listening and understanding their unique needs.

    Enhanced Accountability: Learn the importance of maintaining accountability in networking and how to follow up effectively to ensure lasting connections.

    Mental Health and Professional Balance: Peter shares more about his personal mental health journey, emphasizing the importance of balance and seeking help when needed.

    Expanding Your Power Network: Tips on how to continuously grow and leverage a network of like-minded business developers.

    Mastermind Group Benefits: Further discussion on the advantages of joining mastermind groups and how they foster a supportive and growth-oriented environment.

    • 23 min
    Top Networking Secrets Everyone Must Know – Revealed by Peter Leighton! (Part1)

    Top Networking Secrets Everyone Must Know – Revealed by Peter Leighton! (Part1)

    Welcome to Episode 38 of the Do It For Yourself Podcast! 🎙️



    In this episode, professional connector Peter Leighton discusses the dynamics of Networking Groups, the importance of networking and the characteristics of successful networkers.



    Discover why being a giver, practicing unconditional giving, showing appreciation, and being articulate and authentic are crucial for building lasting relationships. Learn the importance of staying committed and playing the long game in networking groups.


    Successful networkers approach networking with a mindset of being a giver and practicing unconditional giving.
    Being appreciative of others and learning about their business and interests is crucial in building relationships.
    Articulation and authenticity are key when telling your story and explaining your passions.
    Staying active and committed in networking groups is important for self-accountability and success.



    So does Steve agree with Peter?!?!?!? Tune in to find out in this lively and passionate conversation!

    🎧 Part 2 is coming up soon!

    #Networking #Entrepreneurship #BusinessGrowth #PeterLayton #DoItForYourselfPodcast #ProfessionalNetworking #BusinessNetworking #NetworkingTips

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    • 32 min
    How to Fight Fair & Trust in Difficult Money Conversations with Your Partner

    How to Fight Fair & Trust in Difficult Money Conversations with Your Partner

    Hello friends! Welcome to a new episode of our podcast!

    Today, we are diving into a topic that affects countless couples - money conflicts! But fear not, because we're here to show you that it doesn't have to damage your relationship.

    Joining us in this episode is clinical psychologist Peggy Mustelier, who will be sharing strategies for having productive conversations about money, all while maintaining emotional intimacy and trust.

    Throughout the discussion, Peggy and Steve explore the root causes behind these conflicts, emphasizing the importance of emotional intelligence, curiosity, and clear communication in resolving them. They also touch on maintaining trust and recognizing triggers, as well as the benefits of taking breaks and focusing on the present issue at hand.

    Peggy offers invaluable insights into fighting fair while preserving the emotional bond, and provides practical tools that can be applied not only to discussions with a partner, but also with family members or business associates. These tools have the potential to transform heated arguments into opportunities for growth and deeper understanding.

    So, if you've been struggling with money conflicts in your relationship, or simply want to improve your communication skills, this episode is a must-listen. Get ready to gain practical insights and valuable strategies from Peggy Mustelier and Steve, as they guide you towards a healthier and more harmonious financial partnership.



    00:00 - Introduction to the Podcast
    03:36 - Meet Peggy Mustelier
    10:02 - The Role of Money in Relationships
    17:45 - Understanding Emotional Triggers
    25:28 - Effective Communication Strategies
    32:10 - Recognizing and Managing Triggers
    38:25 - Building Trust Through Vulnerability



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    • 41 min
    A Journey of Entrepreneurship: Pursuing your Passions while still Practicing Law with Daniel Novela

    A Journey of Entrepreneurship: Pursuing your Passions while still Practicing Law with Daniel Novela

    From establishing his own law firm to venturing into unexpected territories like men's wear design and watch collecting, Daniel reveals the valuable lessons he learned along the way. Discover how Daniel's diverse interests not only enriched his personal life but also forged meaningful connections and opportunities in his professional sphere.

    Unveil the secrets behind his successful watch club, where enthusiasts converge to celebrate their shared passions and gain insights into Daniel's upcoming venture in the art rental business.

    Join us as we explore the boundless possibilities of merging passion and profession, and learn how you too can carve your own path to success. Don't miss out on this captivating discussion that promises to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and inspire you to chase your dreams. Subscribe now for more enlightening conversations and exclusive content!

    Don't forget to subscribe for more discussions and actionable tips to level up your entrepreneurial journey! 🚀

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    • 32 min
    Mastering Your Business in 2024 with Josh Blum: Inside the World of Owner Advisory Groups

    Mastering Your Business in 2024 with Josh Blum: Inside the World of Owner Advisory Groups

    #35 Mastering Your Business in 2024 with Josh Blum: Inside the World of Owner Advisory Groups

    Join me and Josh Blum in a deep dive into the world of mastermind groups and owner advisory boards! Let’s discover the transformative power of mastermind groups in this engaging podcast episode.



    Dive into the importance of structured collaboration, peer support, and vulnerability in achieving business success.

    Learn how owner advisory boards can provide invaluable feedback, guidance, and growth opportunities for entrepreneurs and professionals alike. Gain insights into the key elements of successful mastermind groups and unlock your potential for personal and professional development.

    Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that could revolutionize the way you approach your business endeavors. It's a commitment to personal and professional development. 💼💡

    #businessstrategy #businessmodel #businessstrategy #businessmodel #mastermindgroups #peeradvisory #businessgrowth #professionaldevelopment #successmindset

    • 34 min

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