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Are you tired of grinding? Or feeling like an employee in your own business? Then this is your go to podcast to learn how to build a SMART business that’s profitable and gives you the freedom you dream about.

Join serial entrepreneur Adam Lyons and his guest experts each week as they share how to transform your current business (or business idea) into a company that is built to succeed, simple to run, and doesn’t cause burnout.

Adam has saved and scaled over 1800+ small businesses since launching his Smart BluePrint program in 2020. Beyond his own portfolio of growing companies, Adam is an advisor for over 500 brands across the US and Canada and has been featured on the Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, and the NY Post.

To find out more visit https://thesmartblueprint.com/

SMART Businesses Do This..‪.‬ Adam Lyons

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Are you tired of grinding? Or feeling like an employee in your own business? Then this is your go to podcast to learn how to build a SMART business that’s profitable and gives you the freedom you dream about.

Join serial entrepreneur Adam Lyons and his guest experts each week as they share how to transform your current business (or business idea) into a company that is built to succeed, simple to run, and doesn’t cause burnout.

Adam has saved and scaled over 1800+ small businesses since launching his Smart BluePrint program in 2020. Beyond his own portfolio of growing companies, Adam is an advisor for over 500 brands across the US and Canada and has been featured on the Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, and the NY Post.

To find out more visit https://thesmartblueprint.com/

    Scaling Faster: Firing Yourself From Day-To-Day Operations With Austin Netzley

    Scaling Faster: Firing Yourself From Day-To-Day Operations With Austin Netzley

    Being a business owner has its rewards, but it can be very stressful, especially when operating the business yourself. You only have a limited time and energy each day, so you can't possibly do everything. 

    There's value in being an expert and becoming indispensable at work. But, reaching new levels of success requires letting go of specific day-to-day tasks. To scale faster, you must fire yourself from time-consuming and repetitive tasks you've been doing and learn to delegate, outsource, or automate. However, letting go can be pretty scary. 

    So, how do you move from being a business owner and operator to becoming a leader? How do you free up more time to focus on more impactful things? That's what we are discussing today with my good buddy Austin Netzley.

    If you're an entrepreneur or a business owner who wishes to scale faster without getting overwhelmed, join us in this episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!

    About the Guest:
    Austin Netzley is a business investor, advisor, author, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of 2X, helping 6- and 7-figure entrepreneurs break free from the day-to-day operations and scale exponentially with operational excellence. Austin is also the author of the updated book “From 6 to 7 Figures.”

    “Complexity is the enemy. That is what is killing people right from the start. So we've got to be able to simplify.” 
    - Austin Netzley
    In This Episode:
    -   What does Austin and his team do?
    -   What are the biggest issues holding business owners back from scaling?
    -   How do you determine which business activities to stop or continue?
    -   Finding the balance between sticking to the basics and innovating
    -   What to do when you feel drained in running your business
    -   What functions can you delegate or outsource?
    -   How to work less hours and do more impactful things
    And much more…
    Resources Mentioned: 
    -   Books by Austin Netzley - https://www.amazon.com/Books-Austin-Netzley/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAustin+Netzley
    Connect with Austin Netzley: 
    -   Website - https://2x.co/
    -  Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/scale2x/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/netzley/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/austingnetzley/
    Connect with Adam Lyons:
    -   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/
    -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/
    -   Instagram - a href="https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/"...

    • 33 min
    Audiobooks and AI featuring Danny Galvez

    Audiobooks and AI featuring Danny Galvez

    With the rise of AI, more and more people are outsourcing tasks to robots to save time and money. Now more than ever, you see many books coming out, and guess what? They're written with the help of AI. We're also seeing a wave of digital narration. After all, why narrate your book when you can ask AI to do it? 

    Well, AI can do many things, but there are still limitations, And my guest agrees 100%. Capturing and conveying the meaning and sound of a book is a unique skill that requires human emotion. Who better to know that than an audiobook narrator? So, let's get right to the conversation.

    Today, I am joined by my friend Danny Galvez. He is an exceptional individual, and he is unashamedly funny. If you're not yet a fan of his, I'm sure you will be by the time you listen to this episode.

    If you're excited to write and narrate your book, join us in this episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!

    About the Guest:
    Danny Galvez is a Business Development Consultant, author, speaker, podcast and audiobook producer, voice-over artist, and course creator, among others. 

    “No matter what we do in life, whether it's AI or doing it naturally, we have to verify.” 
    - Danny Galvez
    In This Episode:
    -   Why should somebody do their audiobook when they can just get an AI robot to do it?
    -   What things can you outsource to AI?
    -   Considering people's shrinking attention span, will they still listen to audiobooks or go for shorter, faster content in TikTok or Instagram?
    -   Should everyone have a book?
    -   The dangers of relying too much on AI, especially for kids
    -   Business and relationship conversation from Adam's experience and how it relates to AI
    And much more…
    Resources Mentioned: 
    -   Designrr - https://designrr.io/
    -  Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday - https://www.amazon.com/Perennial-Seller-Making-Marketing-Lasts/dp/0143109014
    Connect with Danny Galvez: 
    -   Website - https://dannygalvez.phonesites.com/
    - Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/danny.galvez.3382/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dannygalvez2/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-galvez-186a7420
    Connect with Adam Lyons:
    -   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/
    -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/

    • 43 min
    Mindset for Entrepreneurs With Ani Manian

    Mindset for Entrepreneurs With Ani Manian

    People say that having the right mindset is crucial for achieving limitless potential. We all have a mindset, yet we don't always consider how it affects our lives.

    The right mindset can ignite our ambition and push us to thrive. However, a negative mindset can make us blind to opportunities and hinder our ability to grow and succeed. 

    Your mindset or psychology has much to do with what you achieve in life and business. Successful entrepreneurs are often thought of as exceptional individuals born with unique abilities that make them extraordinary. 

    But what is the reality about success? What is the right mindset for entrepreneurs to become successful?

    Today, I have my good buddy, Ani Manian, to discuss how someone's psychology impacts their ability to achieve success. This conversation is mind-blowing, especially for those who are interested in psychology, mindset, and discovering our limitless potential.

    If you want to know how to become an extraordinary entrepreneur and human being, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!

    About the Guest:
    Ani Manian is a coach for many exceptional human beings, helping them get more out of themselves and their lives. He has worked with CEOs of billion-dollar companies and not-for-profit corporations, entrepreneurs, doctors, bankers, actors, executives, and people at the top of their field. 

    His clients fondly refer to Ani as The Ultimate Mirror because, in their work together, they see and know themselves more clearly than they ever have before.


    “The masterpiece we're looking for in business, in relationships, in health, in any aspect of our life is typically a process of removing what doesn't belong. And that's much easier.” 
    - Ani Manian

    In This Episode:
    -   Why is a mindset worth considering when it comes to the entrepreneurial journey?
    -   What are the common problems of business owners or founders?
    -   How to develop the right mindset while running your business
    -   Can you teach someone to have the right psychology or mindset?
    -   Are you unconsciously sabotaging your success? 
    -   What is it like to work with Ani?
    And much more…
    Connect with Ani Manian: 
    -   Website - https://animanian.com/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ani.manian/
    -   YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@animanian
    Connect with Adam Lyons:
    -   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/
    -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/

    • 40 min
    Optimizing SEO for Small Businesses With Greg Jeffries

    Optimizing SEO for Small Businesses With Greg Jeffries

    Like all brick-and-mortar stores, online businesses have a lot of competition, especially when doing business in a saturated market. How can you stand out?

    It’s all about who provides great products and excellent customer service. But first, people have to know you exist. When they search for a product or service, can they find you? 

    To get to the top of search results, you have to employ the best SEO practices and prove to Google and other search engines that you have what consumers need. 

    SEO may seem complex, but there's someone who can make it simple for you. Join me in welcoming Greg Jeffries, a Digital Marketing Strategist and Consultant who is here today to share his SEO best practices and predictions. We also discuss how to incorporate AI into your SEO strategy. 

    So, if you want to learn how to optimize SEO to grow your business, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!

    About the Guest:
    Greg Jeffries is a designer, entrepreneur, and internet marketer who is passionate about online marketing. His top strengths include creating strategies and organizing information and complex workflows into simple processes, search engine optimization, and developing various design and creative solutions.

    “SEO can be simplified to two basic things. There's content and backlinks.” 
    - Greg Jeffries
    In This Episode:
    -   Is SEO going away with AI?
    -   An excellent strategy to dominate SEO in 2024
    -   Avoid this common mistake that most businesses make
    -   How to grow your business in a saturated market
    -   SEO trends and predictions in 2024 
    And much more…
    Connect with Greg Jeffries: 
    -   Website - https://gregjeffries.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregjeffries/
    Connect with Adam Lyons:
    -   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/
    -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/

    • 31 min
    Earning an Extra 7 Figures From Live Events With Alex Moscow

    Earning an Extra 7 Figures From Live Events With Alex Moscow

    I love doing live events and masterminds like my Working Vacation program, where I take business owners on a cruise ship while helping them get the big breakthrough they've been dreaming of in their business. This event can make someone like me earn an extra seven figures. How is that possible?

    Today, I have my good friend Alex Moscow, a master event planner and host who teaches entrepreneurs and business owners how to make an additional seven figures in profit with a custom-tailored “world-class events” strategy that creates a high-caliber community of high-paying, long-term clients using the power of events, workshops, and masterminds.

    If you want to learn how to create and run profitable live events, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!

    About the Guest:
    From jail cell to integrity-based sales expert, Alex transitioned into the coaching space at just 21, helping Ted McGrath build a multi-million dollar coaching and seminar organization from the ground up in just four years.

    Now, Alex is teaching his clients how to sell with truth instead of tactics via the Congruent Closing Method, building businesses that fuel them so they can live as the most authentic, expressed version of themselves.

    “Events are a great way to master what your craft is, which, I believe, is a lost art these days.” 
    - Alex Moscow
    In This Episode:
    -   If you're not careful, there's a real danger to outsourcing your content creation 
    -   Pitfalls vs. benefits of doing live events
    -   How often should you do live events, and what are the price points?
    -   An excellent opportunity for marketing agencies to collaborate and deliver live events together
    -   The three types of events that Alex does and the benefit of each event
    -   Using your personal brand to attract your ideal clients
    -   The roadmap to putting together a successful and memorable event
    And much more…
    Connect with Alex Moscow: 
    -   Website - https://alexjmoscow.com/
    -   Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/alexjmoscow
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-j-moscow-880a0420/
    Connect with Adam Lyons:
    -   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/
    -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/

    • 22 min
    The Current Dangers of Artificial Intelligence With John Arrow

    The Current Dangers of Artificial Intelligence With John Arrow

    As many people learn how to utilize ChatGPT and other Generative AI models, there's a nagging question about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). Should we be scared?

    Tesla and SpaceX leader and famous innovator Elon Musk suggests that AI could potentially be very dangerous. But where is the real danger?

    While many applications are used to impact humankind positively, any powerful tool can be used for harmful purposes when it falls into the wrong hands.

    Since recent developments have made super-intelligent machines possible much sooner than most of us expected, it's time to determine what dangers AI poses to humanity. 

    Today, I am joined by John Arrow. This guy is fascinated by emerging technologies and how technology can be used to make the world better. It's a pretty ambitious goal, but not impossible. So, let's hear what John Arrow has to say about the future of humanity in an AI-powered world.

    If you're curious about how technology can impact your life and your business, join us in today's episode of SMART Businesses Do THIS!

    About the Guest:
    John Arrow is a man of many talents who finds fulfillment by finding solutions to high-stakes problems. In his 20s, he founded Austin-based Mutual Mobile, an emerging technologies company specializing in visual design software and digital systems for real-world needs. Since then, he has launched and scaled numerous companies in the emerging technology sector.

    “If you start to take away people's access to AI, that is a weapon that can be used against them. And that's where the real dangers, I think, of AI come in is when one group gets access and another doesn't.” 
    - John Arrow
    In This Episode:
    -   How does John's AI platform work?
    -   Will our opinions still matter? When does AI become scary?
    -   How did John develop his AI model?
    -   The real danger in utilizing and talking about AI and why there's censorship around AI
    -   The use of AI in predicting human behavior and how to leverage it in your business 
    -   Can you create your own GPT?
    -   What can we expect in the next five years? 
    And much more…
    Resources: 
    -   FreedomGPT - https://www.freedomgpt.com/
    Connect with John Arrow: 
    -   Website - https://mutualmobile.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnarrow
    Connect with Adam Lyons:
    -   Website - https://thesmartblueprint.com/
    -   LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/theadamlyons/
    -   Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAdamLyons/
    -   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/TheAdamLyons/

    • 46 min

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