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Building a strong foundation by learning from successful business owner's and how they overcame their failures.

Refuse Defeat with Mega‪n‬ Megan Galane

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Building a strong foundation by learning from successful business owner's and how they overcame their failures.

    #014 Zero to #1 in Network Marketing (In 1 Year)

    #014 Zero to #1 in Network Marketing (In 1 Year)

    After hearing Kristie's story, this was the first image that popped into my head! (I do not own copyrights to this image)Your next move may be your best move. As long as you keep moving, you are moving closer to your dream! I repeat this to myself at least once a week. It is your duty, to share the knowledge and the passion about your service or product with anyone that will listen!



    Can this be hard, YESS! I can’t say that enough. Will everyone understand what you are talking about or your passion, no, but that twinkle behind your eye may catch the attention or your largest producer or your best client. It is possible to make a sale without being salesy and just sharing what you love. The excitement, the drive, the creativity that goes into the way you explain your service or product may just be the right words to turn a no into a maybe. Then by showing consistency, that maybe may turn into a absolutely.Krisitie has multiple examples of types of business, so this does not fall into just one category. I like to think of this message as more than just business and in life.What are you willing to do to reach your goals? Are you willing to continue sharing your knowledge and your passion?Never live you life in a “what if” and start living to the fullest! You are an amazing human being. It can only go 2 ways. Not right now or yes, you decide.Get ahold of Krisite Belliston:BeautybybellistonBellyFitClub



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    • 13 min
    #013 Choose Your Dream

    #013 Choose Your Dream

    Chris’ shares his story on firing a high paying, high stress, high maintenance client. These clients can be detrimental to your business, your health, and your all around being. Imagine hating your job. Hating going to the company YOU built because of one client.I have had these and I know I have been this client (not going to lie to you)! From personal experience, why was I this client? After much research I realized the company we were paying to be experts in a specific field was taking advantage of the lack of our education in this market. While, doing a poor job on their job I started to ask questions. As I started to learn and seek information on what they do, what they should be doing. I realized this can go 2 ways. They will shape up and do what they should be doing because we have been a paying client for well over 5 years or they will get fired. Around the time I was going to fire them, they beat me to the punch! They hated that I questioned them, held them accountable, and checked up - but that was my job. My job was to make sure the task was completed in a timely manner. After that “timely manner” was up, I am sure this was when they thought I was the client from hell. Except, they were very overdue for an expensive project and were doing a poor job on communication.Unlike the example Chris gave, I didn’t call multiple times a day or send a crazy amount of emails, but I did expect a check-up every day to tell me where we were and if we were still on track to complete the project at the 2nd date they provided. Let’s just call this accountability! Now, before I say fire every client that doesn’t fit your new mold of a dream client. I believe it is important and very valid to take a step back and look at your company. Is this client being hard or high maintenance because of your mismanagement or over promise?Have you listened to their side of the story without being defensive?Is there a way to fix this and everyone either separate happy or remain working together with a new understanding. I ask myself these before I “fire” any clients and I also give the client the benefit of the doubt that that day or even week was a bad week. I have sat on the phone, ready to fire clients, and then realize they were taking out their anger of a different situation on my staff because my staff was not going to yell back. Is it right, absolutely not. Has each client come back and apologize later, yes - every time! Have I fired a client after this, no, thankfully everyone was on the same page, they felt listened to and have never had another problem. (Side-note: some of our BEST reviews came from these clients, they also continue to refer us.) Sometimes, even if it isn’t your job, people just want to be listened to! Please don’t take that to the extreme and give advice or listen to every story, but just think of a time when it would have been really helpful when the service representative just asked you how they could help you, then actually help you!Chris’ story is different, his client(s) were just draining his staff without a reason. Do you have some of these? It is possible. Should you get rid of them, probably! Should you get rid of them right now, maybe, it depends on your business model!I believe it is possible for you to build your dream business, your dream company, and take it further than you ever imagined! I do know at some point everyone will run into a client that is hurting you more than helping you, you just need to be strong enough to know when enough is enough. Hopefully, prior to that point, you follow your instinct and do what is right for you and your company.





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    • 16 min
    #012 How to Get Over Perfectionism So You Can Finally Launch Your Business

    #012 How to Get Over Perfectionism So You Can Finally Launch Your Business

    STOOOOPPP WHAT YOU ARE DOING! If you have ever thought I’m nervous what blah blah blah will think. What if people unfollow me. What if they talk bad about me this interview is for you!As I interview people, it is the exact message I needed to hear that day. It has been the craziest circumstances, but very eye opening. Monique hit on perfection and not worrying about other opinions. I have yet to meet someone that hasn’t suffered from 1 of these 2 issues, if not both! Being too perfect can be a barrier to entry for you + finally launching your business. Evaluate what is benefiting you and what is limiting. Recognize things can be excellent without being perfect, and they are still very good. It is ok to revise! Think about YOUR why and why it is important to you. Why is your passion important + why does someone else’s opinion matter to me. Your passion is going to help you help people, show people the correct way of doing something, and bring financial abundance in your life. Why are you letting someone else’s opinion get in the way of your happiness!Once you know your why, the messaging behind your why just may show that what is important to you and they can get on board or move.Keep in mind if you are hiding from perfection or opinions of others people are not benefiting from your messaging, your why, and you.



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    • 12 min
    #011 Two Resources For Legal Advice

    #011 Two Resources For Legal Advice

    Business can be very fun and lucrative! It can also be soul crushing all around money, family, and friendships. Let’s be honest, being an entrepreneur has some REALLY good days and some REALLY bad bays. What makes you an entrepreneur is the fact you keep going and conquer all days!One would never ideally think about a family member or friend purposely giving them  bad advice, right! Well, it happens. I think most cases I hear about a deal doing bad there is a family or friend involved that meant well at the beginning. I know when you are out there hustling for business and spending your last few cents on pb&j or 1 more campaign it may be hard to see the value in discussing with an attorney or advisor. I didn’t see the value either when I was starting, but just like John, $100 could have saved him thousands + all the time spent. There are pretty inexpensive options when looking for quick business advice. Below I listed two I found from a simple Google search, keep in mind you can always interview attorneys in your area and they may have a lower fee for inquiries. I have not tried these or give any advice on which is best. Please do your research!www.legalshield.comwww.legalzoom.com



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    • 5 min
    #010 Your FAKEST You — Why are you lying to yourself?

    #010 Your FAKEST You — Why are you lying to yourself?

    This takeaway is a little different. I normally like to give specific actionable steps on how to avoid the type of failure we discussed. I don’t want you to think, ugh I am wasting my time there’s no steps here, but this is something I had to do myself to really determine my journey. In this take away I want you to dive deep! We can give millions of excuses, but why do you actually tell yourself NO! Are you justifying your lack of conscience? Are you worried about what some may think? What about if you fail?Dig deep to find your no. Most likely this is a seed that was planted in you very early in life. It may even been by mistake, but ultimately it comes back to your responsibility to determine it and fix it. Find your “problems” and when you take the time to learn about yourself, that may be your passion project. You may be a warrior in finding your problem that you can actually help others in overcoming that struggle or battle. I know it sounds so crazy! A year ago, I would not be writing anything like this! If I didn’t dig deep myself I would have NEVER known what I really wanted in life and everything would just continue being a dream.Most importantly, I need you to understand that the way you feel about yourself and the thoughts you allow to control your mind. Think honestly and openly how you feel about yourself. Seriously, do you tell yourself not to eat that because you are fat. Do you say things like “I’m too broke” are you putting yourself down any time you can? You can write this down or just keep this in your mind when you go to make a little decision in your head. You will begin to notice how you speak to yourself and what you allow yourself to believe. Now that you are aware of your thoughts. You have cleared your mind and you are working on talking positive to yourself, your passions and business will come next. You must operate on a clear & honest mindset. Without faith, awareness, and honest mindset you will not be able to think of goals clearly. Nor will you connect with your audience because it will probably feel like you are hiding something. Think of your audience as your best friend that knows everything about you. Now, take it away! I cannot wait to see your business thrive.You can hear my personal deep dive story (well the specific highlights) on The Stranded Phase Podcast. The link will be added after this goes live!LinksTedX Video: The Ripple Effect of MentoringGet to Your First TedX Talk: www.thestrandedphase.com/guideInstagram: @jessicahurley__Website: www.thestrandedphase.com



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    • 15 min
    #009 Create an Action Plan when Investing in Your Business

    #009 Create an Action Plan when Investing in Your Business

    Investing money without a plan on how you will get a return on investment. We need to be aware of how we are feeling. Money is a hard point for many people, and realizing that we have been spending our money in the wrong places.



    Learning lesson on how she was showing up and why she was investing in the wrong places without having a strategic plan.



    You may think this next big course is it. It will help you finally reach your ideal business goals, everyone is taking it, this person has this popular course, but then you purchase it. You may get caught up doing other things other than fulfilling the course or you made find the next shiny object that deter you from your original goal taking this course.



    Always ask yourself Is this an investment in my business or yourself.

    Is this an expense?

    Can I do without it?

    Is this my best route?



    If you think you can do without it this may fulfill the creativity you were looking for in entrepreneurship. What else can I do without spending any money or a lot less and still get a great result. What can I do without spending an additional dollar. We think someone else has an answer or this is a faster route.



    There are many paths up the mountain. We may be able find the next best method and fulfill our goals.



    Action items:



    Look at all of your expenses or the ones you think you want to invest in. Did this expense directly make me a profit? (yes or no).

    Were these entirely necessary or are they replaceable? Cut out unnecessary expenses.

    Any ongoing purchases revisit this list and ask yourself these questions prior to purchasing the item.



    You will feel better about bills getting paid and your business growth!

    FREEBIE → 2018 VISION PLANNER



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JLH821 ,

Honest failures are the road to success

Megan highlights something in her podcast that most don’t, the truth about every business which is the failure they experience along their journey. It’s free game for everyone to understand how to avoid the mistakes other successful people have learned the hard way.

It’s a must listen for anyone building their own business, it’s very technical and has amazing tips!!! Megan positivity is everything

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Megan keeps it short sweet and to the point. As a pool contractor I love listening to the little lessons!! Keep it up

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