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Converting Passion to Profit is a podcast by Hugh Ballou, The Transformational Leadership Strategist teaching leaders to convert their ideas into income. Each session is packed with practical concepts for immediate application.

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Converting Passion to Profit is a podcast by Hugh Ballou, The Transformational Leadership Strategist teaching leaders to convert their ideas into income. Each session is packed with practical concepts for immediate application.

    OS 123: How to Marry Creativity and Business Acumen

    OS 123: How to Marry Creativity and Business Acumen

    How to marry creativity and business acumen and turn them into superpowers
    We creatives often get in our own way because of the stories we tell ourselves
    So our creative juices sometimes can become our worst nightmares that lead to overwhelm, burnout, and jeopardize our well-being and relationships
    But it doesn't have to be that way. Let me show you how.

    Yiqing (yee-ching) is an award-winning actor/filmmaker and a creativity coach for artists and entrepreneurs. 
    She is the CEO of Fearless Cutie Pie Productions - an all-female production company dedicated to telling cathartic stories with strong Asian female leads.
    She found her calling in helping people with their minds and souls through storytelling, after a miserable failure in a depression study when she was a medical student in China. 
    She helps heart-driven multi-hyphenates get unstuck, overcome burnout, and create more balanced, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. 

    She can be found here https://linktr.ee/yiqingzhao
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    • 25 min
    OS 122 Super Charge Your Profits with No Bid Federal Contracts!

    OS 122 Super Charge Your Profits with No Bid Federal Contracts!

    OS 122 Super Charge Your Profits with No Bid Federal Contracts!

    Federal Contracts are not just for the BIG COMPANIES, federal contracting is for small companies. Small Businesses are leaving SO MUCH money on the table. If you've never thought about federal contracting because there's too much red tape, no-bid contracts will open up this door of opportunity for you.
    Ron Imbach is the president of the Center for Business Innovation and the Executive Director of the International Association of US Government Contractors.  He and his partner, Chip Ellis, lead a talented team that provides coaching, consulting, and training to small businesses that want to thrive with federal contracts.
    Ron has spent the past 30+ years assisting small businesses, high-net-worth individuals, non-profits, and large companies.  With an undergraduate degree in accounting and economics and an MBA in marketing and public policy, Ron is very comfortable with the numbers, but thrives the most in relationship-building, including assisting his clients now in building relationships with federal government decision-makers.
    Since 2008, the IAUSGC has assisted over 2000 clients to secure federal no-bid contracts with the federal government, millions of dollars for their clients, without any of the mind-numbing red tape, complicated contracts, and expensive consultants.  CBI and IAUSGC serve clients in their Top 40 Industries.  Those industries are in the greatest demand for federal government contracts for goods and services.  
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    • 30 min
    OS 121: Scale Your Business by Following Evan’s C.A.S.T.LE. Methodology

    OS 121: Scale Your Business by Following Evan’s C.A.S.T.LE. Methodology

    OS 121: Scale Your Business by Following Evan’s C.A.S.T.LE. Methodology
     
    Evan Tzivanakis is an Accredited Executive Coach (www.ExecutiveCoachAsia.com) and a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Behaviour. Throughout his career, has managed more than 500 employees across 8 countries and led companies to expand across the Asia Pacific region by successfully crafting the right company culture and leading people from the front. With that experience, he helps executive leaders and organizations to enhance their leadership presence, have more engaged teams, increase profits, and live happier. He does that by offering some of the most educational, transformational, and impactful coaching & training solutions.
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    • 39 min
    OS 120: Ed Krow on Leadership

    OS 120: Ed Krow on Leadership

    OS 120: Ed Krow on Leadership
    With a proven track record in HR, Ed Krow is a people expert who uses his unique talent transformation process to leverage existing talent and align employees with organizational strategy to create change, drive sustainable growth, and maintain overall happiness.
    “I help solve people's problems and I write books about solving people's problems, but I’m also a business owner. It’s not only experience, it’s living with the same problems my clients do and sharing how to overcome them that people value the most.”     Ed Krow.
    Ed Krow is ambitious, educated, and dedicated when it comes to getting everyone on the same page. He values people at the heart of everything, so he became a talent transformation expert. As a regular contributor to Forbes.com, Ed Krow is a sought-after, down-to-earth leader in his field.
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    • 29 min
    OS 119: Know, Like and Trust and Other Sales Lies

    OS 119: Know, Like and Trust and Other Sales Lies

    OS 119: Know, Like and Trust and Other Sales Lies with Sara Phillips

    Website: superiorperformancecoaching.biz
    Free Ebook for listeners:  https://www.hotsalestips.com/habitsofsuccessfulsalespeople
    Sign Up for a Free 30 Minute Consultation to get personal tips to up your sales game:  https://calendly.com/saraphillipssolutions/complimentary-30-minute-advisory-session

    Bio: Sara Phillips is a person who has sales running through her veins. She paid her way through college by buying candy and reselling it to other kids beginning in elementary school. She has spent a lifetime building a highly successful sales career. Now living in Clayton, NC, she is single and has one four-legged fur baby named Coby. From her home there she continues to grow her health insurance business but is now using her additional career as a school teacher to help others learn a different way to view sales. As a sales coach, she frames sales in a different light that allows the sales professional to build a predictable stream of high income while, at the same time, removing the stress from the process. In short, she helps sales professionals put the life back in their life. 
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    • 27 min
    Podcast 118: 5 Leadership Myths That Kill Entrepreneurial Ventures

    Podcast 118: 5 Leadership Myths That Kill Entrepreneurial Ventures

    5 Leadership Myths That Kill Entrepreneurial Ventures
    Hugh Ballou
    The Law of the Lid
    Your leadership is like a lid or a ceiling on your organization. Your church or business will not rise beyond the level your leadership allows. That’s why, when a corporation or team needs to be fixed, they fire the leader.
    - John Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
    Starting and maintaining a profitable enterprise as an entrepreneur is very difficult, at best. However, research shows that 90% of businesses that fail do so because of a lack of leadership skills.
    Fortunately, leadership is a skill many people can learn. In my opinion, however, learning great leadership means that many of us must unlearn most of what we’ve previously been taught or observed.
    Best practice for building and sustaining a profitable business is often a reverse paradigm from the things business schools and prevailing leadership experts teach. Leadership best practice, from my perspective, requires the same skills a conductor uses to build the high-performance cultures we call “ensembles” in the musical world. “Ensembles,” in the non-music context, are high-synergy teams. These teams develop only with the intentionality of the leader.
    The entrepreneur who operates as a “solopreneur” might not perceive that synergistic teams are important. Wrong! If you are talking to at least one other person, such as a salesperson, consultant, alliance or venture partner, advisor or board member, then you have a team. It is important for entrepreneurs to surround themselves with capable people. It is also important to learn from other businesses you admire. Being an entrepreneur is a choice to stay out of corporate systems, so why do things in the same way as a company you don’t want to work for?
    Team effectiveness starts with the leader and branches from there. First, you equip yourself, then you empower others. With this in mind, here are the 5 top leadership myths that kill entrepreneurial ventures:
    1.     I Must Be in Command
    2.     Always be Right
    3.     Improper Language or Behavior
    4.     Pretend to Know What You are Doing Even If You Don’t Know
    5.     Delegation is a Weakness of Leadership
    Are you ready to go to the next step? As you study these myths, I suggest you share your personal and organizational goals with at least three people you respect and with whom you have a valued connection. Check with them every 30 days to let them know how things are progressing. Being accountable to others is frightening at first until you realize that the people you are accountable to are the people who will bring the highest value to you because they understand where you’re going.
    But most important of all, for your venture’s success, when you hit the leadership lid, raise the ceiling!
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    • 12 min

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Hugh is Awesome

Just listened to several episodes and have learned so many small things I currently need to change in ordewr to succeed...Keep up the great work!!!

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Thank you for giving us so many nuggets we can apply on a daily basis. I start off my day focused on leadership because of you,

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Very insightful! Super helpful!

Hugh Ballou is a true expert and his wisdom will help anyone looking to grow their influence, impact, and efficiency at work.