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Accelerate results! Create your dream life! Make an impact! Progress Equals Happiness.

Improve success in your career, online business, and overall life. For Entrepreneurs and the 1% that want to maximize the ROI of your life.

Alex Harris @alexdesigns, a polymath creative, web marketing and conversion rate optimization / Shopify ecommerce expert covers self-help, mindset, personal growth.

Happy Progress Growth Podcast Alex Harris

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Accelerate results! Create your dream life! Make an impact! Progress Equals Happiness.

Improve success in your career, online business, and overall life. For Entrepreneurs and the 1% that want to maximize the ROI of your life.

Alex Harris @alexdesigns, a polymath creative, web marketing and conversion rate optimization / Shopify ecommerce expert covers self-help, mindset, personal growth.

    21. Maximize the ROI of your Life - Expert Tips To Uncover What's Holding You Back

    21. Maximize the ROI of your Life - Expert Tips To Uncover What's Holding You Back

    Today, I want to walk you through my top tips for uncovering what’s really holding you back. I’m going to teach you how to create a personal feedback loop, so you can optimize your success to attain the results you’re truly after.

    My favorite way to describe life is as one big experiment. None of us are born knowing what will make us successful or what we need to do to grow as human beings. Rather, we live life by trial and error. We hypothesize what will get us the best results, then execute and learn from our performance. 

    This is where the concept of a feedback loop comes in. A feedback loop is a process in which the outputs of a system are funneled back and used as inputs. Since the dawn of time, creatures have used feedback loops to maintain homeostasis and thrive. Positive feedback, such as finding the fruits of your labor, will amplify the feedback loop so change occurs more quickly. 

    We use the same concept of feedback loops in marketing and web design. Here, a feedback loop refers to the process of harnessing customer or employee feedback — the output of the business — to create an improved product or service. 

    Throughout my work in web design and optimization, I consistently use a feedback loop to help entrepreneurs perform successfully. Inputs like client reviews or how the site ranks on search engines like Google inform my next move. Now, I’ve learned to use the same feedback loop process to gain momentum — so I can be laser-focused and reach goals faster.

    How Do You Control Your Inputs for Growth?

    How Do You Maximize Your Output for Success?

    To achieve compound growth, your feedback loop should be rich in return-on-investment (ROI) focused outputs, such as content creation, client work, and most importantly, journaling. Journaling goes hand-in-hand with positive self-dialogue — it’s a chance to write growth and success into fruition.

    However, there’s a ton more to my journaling process than simply willing success into existence. Each day, I break down my desires into three pillars of success: intrinsic, extrinsic, and foundational goals I can actively work towards.

    Intrinsic Goals are personally rewarding, like receiving accolades from a boss.

    Extrinsic Goals are professionally or socially rewarding, like receiving a raise.

    Foundational Goals are what keep my mind and body strong, like working on my health and wellness.

    Each morning, I write out at least one goal for each pillar to accomplish throughout the day. Each night, I finish my day with a final journal entry. This is my time to clear my mind, detail what I’ve learned, and plan how I will live better tomorrow. Plus, I can take note of which goals I was able to make headway on.

    Find the Culprit Halting Your Success

    Locate and Eliminate Roadblocks to Success Today

    In life, the quicker you’re able to learn more about yourself and apply purposeful intent directly to your goals, the quicker you will accelerate your results. The feedback loop I’ve outlined will help you channel your energy into the right places, so you can begin optimizing for success.

    If you’re curious about how I harness the power of journaling and personal feedback, be sure to check out my free Growth Playbook — it’s packed with helpful insights to get you started. 

    If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today...

    Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 

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    20. Greg Rollet - Build and Launch Products, plus Improving Video Content Marketing

    20. Greg Rollet - Build and Launch Products, plus Improving Video Content Marketing

    Greg Rollett is the founder of Ambitious, Emmy Winner, and Branding / Product Expert.
    He also coaches small business owners to create their own videos by being their Virtual Video Producer. 

    More about Greg Rollett:

    Greg Rollett is an Emmy® Award-Winning Producer, Best-Selling Author and media expert who works with financial advisors and small business owners from all over the world to create personality-driven TV shows that drive their business. He is the host of Ambitious Adventures, a travel reality show for entrepreneurs that can be seen on Entrepreneur.com as well as Facebook Watch.

    Rollett is the founder of Ambitious.com, a media network that is known as “the voice of small business.” Through Ambitious.com and the Ambitious TV Network, they have been able to create hundreds of episodes for their clients that are now seen across the globe on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Smart TV’s, iOS and Android devices, and many other online and offline outlets. This gives small business owners the opportunity to be seen and heard by the people that they can best help.

    He also coaches small business owners to create their own videos by being their Virtual Video Producer. 

    If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today...

    Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 

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    19. Chris Out -Extreme Revenue Growth, Growth Hacking, Selling Your Startup

    19. Chris Out -Extreme Revenue Growth, Growth Hacking, Selling Your Startup

    Meet Chris Out - Growth Hacking Expert and Public Speaker. Chris Out helps businesses spot growth opportunities that instantly generate. He calls these growth levers 1% opportunities that generate over 50% of the impact.
    More at happyprogress.com/chrisout

    He provides Interim Head of Growth Consulting, where I help companies set up a growth team, implement the latest growth strategies, tools, and frameworks.

    Chris worked with hundreds of companies. In July 2020, I sold my growth hacking agency, and now consulting companies worldwide. Companies that have hired me in the past: Cisco, ING, Rabobank, KPMG, DPG Media, Singularity University, Talpa, ABN AMRO, Helloprint, Startupbootcamp, and many more.

    What Chris loves to do:

    - Setting up go-to-market strategies and scale products/services quickly
    - Quickly spotting opportunities
    - Increase the growth rate increase Customer Life Time Value
    - Decrease customer acquisition costs

    After a career in auditing, Chris moved to entrepreneurship. His first company Addiscount failed miserably as I  made all the mistakes that a first-time entrepreneur makes.

    With his second company, RockBoost was recognized as 1 of the top growth hacking agencies worldwide. We won multiple awards in E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, and Branding. In July 2020, I sold my stake to start my new portfolio of ventures.

    Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 

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    18. Failure and Success from Skateboard Lifestyle - Life Lessons to Fail and Succeed

    18. Failure and Success from Skateboard Lifestyle - Life Lessons to Fail and Succeed

    Everything I’ve learned about growth and success I’ve learned from skateboarding. That’s right, skateboarding.

    Who would have thought my number one passion when I was just 13-years-old would make such a profound impact on my life?

    Well, my mom might’ve had a clue. She must have known I was totally hooked when I skipped school to skate at the mall in elementary school. I was suspended (and kicked out of the gifted program), but my time spent in the principal’s office that day is permanently ingrained in my memory.

    That moment was a testament to how much skating meant to me. I can still remember my first board vividly — a Fred Smith Punk Size, a true OG. In fact, I remember all of my early decks, and I rode them as they were meant to be ridden: with rails, tail covers, nose guards, and slime balls.

    You see, skating in the late 80s and 90s wasn’t just a fun after-school activity (or during school, in my case). It was an entire lifestyle. From Steve Caballero and the Bones Brigade to watching “The Search for Animal Chin” and idolizing Tony Hawk, I was neck-deep in skateboarding culture and wouldn’t have had it any other way.

    Today, I can say with full confidence that everything I’ve learned about success, growth, and particularly failure, was learned through a lifetime of skateboarding.

    Today I cover:


    Life Lesson #1: Never Be Deterred by Failure
    Life Lesson #2: Abide by Trial and Error
    Life Lesson #3: Explore Alternate Creative Ventures
    Life Lesson #4: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
    Life Lesson #5: Learn Your Momentum

    Now It’s Time for You to Drop-In
    While I still love to skate, I’m the first to admit I’m not as adventurous on a board as I used to be — breaking a wrist at 40 is a lot more physically and financially time-consuming than it was a kid. But if you like skating, I urge you to reach out to me.

    There’s a skate park right down the street and I’d love to connect with you. Until then, you can find me at alex@happyprogress.com or on the Happy Progress Podcast.

    Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 

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    17. Dennis of Convert - Growth Mindset from Successful Startup Founder for AB Testing & Personalization Saas

    17. Dennis of Convert - Growth Mindset from Successful Startup Founder for AB Testing & Personalization Saas

    Growth isn't easy. Hear how this successful startup had amazing growth while building a happy team.
    More at http://happyprogress.com/convert

    Here are some of the highlights from Dennis from Convert:

    Does progress happiness to you?
    It feels like. I feel happy when things are moving forward. I don't believe in an end goal to get somewhere, happiness is doing just a little bit every day.
    Introduction to Holacracy
    Holacracy is often appealing for early-stage startups. They hear about the sophisticated and nuanced processes for organizing and reorganizing their work. ... They say Holacracy empowers people by taking people out of the organization systems, doing away with managers so people work on the organization not each other.
    Was your end goal to become an Optimizely or Omniture (Adobe Marketing Cloud)?
    Yes, in many ways Dennis wanted to raise money and become a lot larger. Then Dennis discovered that may not be the right path for him.
    Discuss the Intrapreneurs' Journey
    Being an intrapreneur provides you with the opportunity to see if entrepreneurship is the right fit for you without the risks of leaving your job, investing your own money, and starting from the ground up. You can test the waters with a safety net while having access to more resources and a larger platform.
    Limiting Belief - Are You Worth Your Value? 
    Dennis was very reluctant to pay himself so his startup would grow. Even though his startup was growing and had the money was in the bank, Dennis was struggling and was always worried about paying his mortgage.

    Mentions:


    Paras Chopra - VWO / Wingify - Founder & Chairman
    Paras started Wingify in early 2009 to enable businesses to design and deploy great customer experiences for their websites and apps.
    Peep Laja - Founder of CXL and Copytesting
    Created the best blog for conversion Peep is a former champion of experimentation and optimization turned business builder. Now he grows a portfolio of startup companies.
    Simo Ahava - Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics Expert
    He is a Google Developer Expert for Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. This is a blog all about web analytics development.
    Optimizely
    Optimizely is an American company that makes progressive delivery and experimentation optimization software for other companies. The Optimizely platform technology provides A/B testing and multivariate testing tools, website personalization, and feature toggle capabilities.
    Omniture / Adobe Target & Adobe Analytics  
    Omniture was an online marketing and web analytics business unit acquired by Adobe Systems in 2009. Now known as Adobe Marketing Cloud.

    Learn more about Dennis Van Der Heijden founder of Convert.com A/B Testing & Personalization Tool
    Dennis founded Convert.com in 2009 which is a conversion rate optimisation software (A/B Testing and personalization - ABM - a tool similar to Optimizely, AB Tasty, and VWO also focused on privacy GDPR / CCPA compliance, CRO agencies, and in-house teams. Convert Saas software structure their accounts and payment plans so that agencies can easily use our software across multiple accounts without having to pay for a new license for each client they use it for. Convert saas startup offer tons of value for an affordable price and a free trial.

    Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 

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    16. Eddie Pinero from Your World Within has 234,000 Subscribers on Youtube

    16. Eddie Pinero from Your World Within has 234,000 Subscribers on Youtube

    R U living inspired? Do you want it more than everyone else? Me too. 

    Meet Eddie, he motivated me and he will motivate you too. This podcast interviews a creative genius making a huge difference in the world through masterpiece storytelling. His YouTube channel has over 234,000 subscribers and 34 million views. We discuss emotional storytelling, breaking through your limitations, creating a successful YouTube channel, and tips to think differently about growth. 

    More at HappyProgress.com/eddie 

    Here are the questions I asked Eddie Pinero from Your World Within: 


    Does Progress Equal Happiness to Eddie Pinero What is the one unique thing you are bringing to the world? 
    Do you believe you’re one creation away from a totally different life? 
    People don’t remember what u say, remember how you feel? 
    How do you set worthwhile goals with uncertain results? 
    Why do people stay average? 
    How can you change your Identity? 

    About Eddie Pinero: Eddie is a TEDx speaker, entrepreneur & author. He is the founder of Your World Within, a global leader in motivation, with +65 million streams on YouTube & Spotify worldwide Eddie is also a co-founder of the top-rated podcast, Your Voice to the World. 

    Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 

    Mentions of Viktor Frankl book Man's Search for Meaning, how to improve your YouTube channel, creating emotional content and storytelling that is going to make an impact. Music mentions RATM / Rage Against the Machine, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, and A Tribe Called Quest.

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