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Guests and experts from around the globe join me on my podcast to share some business tips or lessons learned, over a coffee online, and talk about their favourite coffee and places to drink. The discussions dive into personal and business areas of struggle and success, providing every listener with something to take away that you can use, and we talk about some great coffee and other drinks too.

Sterling's Business Success & Coffee Podcast Sterling's Business Success & Coffee Podcast

    • Business
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Guests and experts from around the globe join me on my podcast to share some business tips or lessons learned, over a coffee online, and talk about their favourite coffee and places to drink. The discussions dive into personal and business areas of struggle and success, providing every listener with something to take away that you can use, and we talk about some great coffee and other drinks too.

    Episode 182 - Michael Pedersen - Being Physically and Mentally Broken in Your Business...

    Episode 182 - Michael Pedersen - Being Physically and Mentally Broken in Your Business...

    How To Dominate Your Market with Michael Pedersen







    Dominating your market is all about making your mind, health, and business right. All the three together create an unbelievably powerful situation, scale up, optimize your energy, and create the life you desire. Getting your mindset and health right will get your business in a good spot and enable you to live by example. You don’t have to pull your hair out, be stressed out, and anxious to feel like you are achieving. You can be healthy, not stressed, happy, and in business. Don’t be caught up in the weeds, going from one thing to the next without self-reflection, self-awareness, and stopping to check on yourself. If you don’t have a strong, intense desire to grow your business, become healthier, and have a better mindset, you need to check that first. Find out what is holding you up and work your way up. 







    Join the conversation with Michael Pedersen as he shares how you can get your mindset, health, and business right, to scale your business, have more energy, and create the life you desire. Michael was a top-level athlete with a cool comeback story. After retiring, he started working with high-achieving male CEOs in their homes on their fitness and business mindset. He was a fitness model and then launched the first golf fitness membership website on the Internet back in 2001, taking it to 7 figures. Michael took that knowledge and began consulting with business owners and CEOs to shift their mindsets, demolish limiting beliefs and grow revenues in their businesses.







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    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:







    [00:24] Introduction to the show and guest intro







    [03:01] Developing abs and why we don’t always get what we want 







    [04:57] What Michael is drinking today and his interesting coffee mug story







    [07:01] Simon’s special mug and how it broke 







    [10:17] How Michael like his coffee and why 







    [12:11] What Michael has been developing recently in his business  







    [16:25] Getting your mindset and your health right to support your business







    [18:44] Signs to look out for and how correct them to show up for yourself and your business







    [21:29] Understanding your Why in business and working on your wellness







    [23:24] Planning your life and living the lifestyle you want today







    [25:04] How to reach out to Michael and get a copy of his book  







    [28:47] Key takeaway tips from the guest for the listeners 







    [33:16] Tips on how to create a consistent morning routine 







    [34:30] Michael’s next coffee location and the book he will be reading 







    [36:36] Ending the show and call to action







    Notable Quotes







    * Your health, mind, and business together create an unbelievably powerful situation.* The moment your work day starts, it’s over, so start with a healthy routine to keep you going.* Plan the lifestyle you desire and live it today; tomorrow is not a promise* If you don’t have a strong, intense desire to grow your business, become healthier, and have a better mindset, you need to check that first.







    Resources Mentioned;







    * Dominate Your Market by Michael Pedersen: https://www.amazon.com/Dominate-Your-Market-Strategies-Business/dp/1456639439/ref* Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini: a href="https://www.amazon.

    • 37 min
    Episode 181 - Jenna Zeng - Finding True Success In Your Business, Be An Idea Junkie...

    Episode 181 - Jenna Zeng - Finding True Success In Your Business, Be An Idea Junkie...

    How To Find True Success In Your Business with Jenna Zeng 







    Success is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It happens differently for every business out there. However, at the end of the day, it’s all about achieving your goals, making a difference, and living your dreams. Sometimes negative beliefs and energies can get in your way to success but planning your efficiency, showing up for your clients, scaling your business model, understanding the limitations of what you can do, and building on your strengths is a big win. Success is a different journey for every person, and we find value when we do what we love to impact our world. This is way much more than money, so do what light your heart, create immense value, and the money will come. You can have fun, help your community, make contributions and make money. 







    Join the conversation with Jenna Zeng, a serial entrepreneur, therefore a total idea junkie, a lover of fitness and daily movement, a self-proclaimed world traveller, a self-development bookworm, and someone who seeks to laugh and play every dang day! Her perfect work is working with entrepreneurs that are in the infancy of their business journey to the OGs of the business realm that are struggling with organising and scaling their businesses. Jenna provides consulting services, along with an amazing software and an app called StaffNet Employee Scheduling. With StaffNet, she is able to provide her clients and fellow entrepreneurial community the tools to take back their day and have their business work for them, not the other way around.







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    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:







    [00:24] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Jenna Zeng







    [01:35] What Jenna means by OGs of the business realm 







    [02:53] The coffee Jenna is taking today and why







    [05:51] Jenna’s complete internet outage with her nationwide provider this morning







    [07:37] What Jenna has been evolving and working on recently in her business 







    [11:28] Jenna’s automation software and how it has benefited her business 







    [13:32] Scaling your business model and why it’s different for every different







    [15:36] Jenna self-proclaimed travelling experiences and places she has been to 







    [19:37] How to reach out, connect and learn more about Jenna







    [21:40] StaffNet’s 14 days free trial and why they give everyone premium service







    [24:04] StaffNet’s mission in the communication automation space







    [26:46] A golden takeaway for the listeners from Jenna. 







    [29:03] Brand recognition and how it has helped Jenna to impact more people







    [31:35] The books Jenna will be reading in her next coffee stop and why







    [35:16] Ending the show and call to action







    Notable Quotes







    * In the business world, you have to give yourself permission to set the table most of the time.* Scaling is different for every business model. * As a business owner, limiting beliefs can get in your way to success.* No matter where you are, you are working against time and want to ensure the scope of your job is clear to your remote team. 







    Resources Mentioned;







    * Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday: https://www.amazon.com/Ego-Enemy-Ryan-Holiday/dp/1591847818* Chasing Excellence by Ben Bargeron:  ht...

    • 36 min
    Episode 180 - Daniel Priestley - All Things Scorecard, 'Oversubscribed' and Asset Hierarchy

    Episode 180 - Daniel Priestley - All Things Scorecard, 'Oversubscribed' and Asset Hierarchy

    Discovering The Vantage Opportunities in Your Business With Daniel Priestley







    There has never been more money, talented people, distribution channels, or better opportunities to scale your business than before. This is an incredible time to be in entrepreneurship, and don’t lose sight of the big picture. As entrepreneurs, we have the worst sense of value for things close to us, but we can actually market and sell something we have created or developed. Some of the best products are created in normal business processes where businesses come up with something they can’t find and develop a product that turns out to be a solution not just for them but also for other people. There is a vantage and an amazing pivot sitting in every business. Something that you are using or doing every day in your business could surprisingly be bigger than your business. Being aware of what you have and the opportunities around you will help you grow and scale to the next level.







    Join the conversation with Daniel Priestley as he shares his entrepreneurial journey, inspiration, and incredible tools to help you discover the vantage in your business to scale to the next level. Daniel is the Founder of Dent Global and ScoreApp, Entrepreneur of The Year 22, x4 Best Selling Author, and the leading authority in scaling businesses. His reputation and extensive experience with his own companies have seen him advising inc. 500 leaders and unicorn Entrepreneurs, as well as appearing regularly in the media. Starting with nothing, Daniel has built valuable and scalable businesses in Australia, UK, US/Canada, and Singapore. Daniel’s mission is to develop Entrepreneurs who stand out, scale-up, and make a positive impact in the world.







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    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:







    [00:24] Introduction to the show 







    [00:59] A bit about Daniel and why today’s show is very special 







    [04:32] What Daniel is drinking today and why







    [06:34] What Daniel has been developing and transforming recently in his business 







    [09:29] Daniel’s four books for the entrepreneur journey series and his upcoming book







    [11:34] Marketing and selling something that you have created or developed in your business 







    [14:21] Proximity bias and how to overcome it as an entrepreneur 







    [16:22] Exceptional difference that Daniel has made in his business and people’s lives using Score Cards







    [22:20] How score Card enhances awareness and helps you bridge the gap 







    [24:03] How to reach out and connect with Daniel and get his books and resources







    [26:35] Daniel’s book, 24 Assets, and his advice on where to start in asset building 







    [31:39] Key takeaway tips from the guest for the listeners 







    [30:00] How to get your next 100 customers by enriching your database 







    [35:46] The books Daniel will be reading when taking his next coffee on his holiday home and why







    [39:06] Ending the show and call to action







    Notable Quotes







    * You can market and sell something that you have created for your business. * There is vintage sitting in every business; something you use or do every day can surprisingly be bigger than your business. * There is always an amazing pivot in every business, and being aware of it will help you scale up.* As entrepreneurs, we have the worst sense of value for things that are close to us. * Entrepreneurs who are self-aware are the most successful* Every business has its own story as to w...

    • 40 min
    Episode 179 - Don Vierboom - Can You Stick At It? Lessons From A Gold Medalist

    Episode 179 - Don Vierboom - Can You Stick At It? Lessons From A Gold Medalist

    Pivot in your Career & Business by Thinking Outside the Box with Don Vierboom







    The way we work is changing, and no one is immune to the disruption. Some will be able to build on this new paradigm with new skills, while others may find themselves left behind. But regardless of where you are in your career, it’s never too late to make a change. Join this conversation with Don Vierboom and learn how you can pivot in your career and business.







    Don owns Four Tree Coaching Ltd., based in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and is a full-time business coach and trainer guiding and supporting small to mid-size businesses so that they can crush their dream goals. He has 35+ years of senior leadership positions in sales and marketing, ranging from an entrepreneurial $1M enterprise to $100M in sales responsibility. He combines this experience with the program and tools of an internationally renowned coaching organisation to breathe more life into his client’s organisations. On a personal note, Don has been blissfully married since 1982, building a family that includes two sons, their wives, and three grandsons.







    In 1986 he won the Canadian Men’s Championship medal in Natural Luge in dramatic fashion. Don continues to draw on this competitive spirit and an extraordinary flair for creative solutions. He enhanced his business acumen by completing a master’s degree in Business Administration in 2007. Don also helped develop the winter sport of Luge in Canada in preparation for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games, including various leadership roles in the Canadian Luge Association, right up to National President. Other life activities for Don included ten years in martial arts. He then learned and subsequently taught Taoist Tai-Chi.







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    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:







    [00:24] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Don







    [03:03] How he won the Canadian Men’s Championship medal in dramatic fashion







    [05:37] What Don is drinking during this episode, and why







    [07:16] What Don has been currently working on in his business 







    [08:42] His concept of a five-day challenge and what it’s all about







    [12:27] A preview of what he’s planning to include in the challenge







    [17:05] How Don anticipates the challenge will work out







    [18:34] Three main things that he has witnessed with his clients over a couple of years







    [21:29] Best way to reach out and connect with Don







    [22:58] Golden take-away nuggets from the guest 







    [26:39] Things you need to know before volunteering to things that you are passionate about







    [28:59] The book Don will be reading in his next coffee dream locating and why







    [31:40] Ending the show and call to action







    Notable Quotes







    * The best way to come out of recession is to build an effective team from within the organisation and leverage their skillsets.* Challenges get us out of our comfort zones and think outside the box. * There’s nothing better to kickstart any part of your life or business than undertaking a challenge.







    Resources Mentioned;







    * Realm Of Shadows by Heather Graham: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C6BFUJC/







    Let’s Connect:







    Don Vierboom







    Website: https://www.fourtreecoaching.ca/

    • 33 min
    Episode 178 - Pascal Dricot - Be Able To Speak Up...Open Your Mouth?

    Episode 178 - Pascal Dricot - Be Able To Speak Up...Open Your Mouth?

    Build a Harmonious Work Culture that Improves Your Business Performance|| Pascal Dricot







    A harmonious work environment is a key to a successful company and the best way to increase business performance. A happy and harmonious culture will improve employee productivity and morale. Employees will feel more motivated, engaged, and productive because they can rely on their co-workers for help when needed. It fosters creativity and innovation, which leads to higher productivity. Join this conversation with Pascal Dricot and learn a few tips on this topic.







    Pascal is a Managing Director of The Golden Space GmbH, Board member of The Golden Space Global, Business coach, Certified psychosocial counsellor, Certified meditation and workshop facilitator, and a former acting Vice President of an international top 5 DAX company in Indonesia. Pascal provides global strategy coaching to businesses and top executives to assist in achieving their long-term goals. He aims to guide them in navigating the fast-changing business environment.







    As a child, Pascal was bullied and was an introvert. Because of how he grew up, he found out the hard way how to be in the driver’s seat of your career till he became vice president of an international electronic company (Act.) in Indonesia. During the life-transformational program Awaken ~ The Divine You, he had his breakthrough that there is a much easier way to have abundance in all areas of life. His passion is the corporate world, especially business coaching through private sessions and workshops for the upper management and teams to help them reach their highest potential.







    Thanks to Pascal’s business strengths, which are strategy, business development, people management, and a visionary mindset, he can develop business owners quickly since he uses a wide range of holistic methods. He loves to change the mindset of successful managers with a lot of stress and the feeling that their efforts are never enough. Being successful can be easy and does not have to be a burden on their shoulders. He also helps companies with the outplacement of their managers by improving their self-awareness, discovering their hidden abilities, and increasing their authenticity to make them solid as a rock. In a nutshell, Pascal wants to empower each person so that they can anchor a conscious life to be truly successful.







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    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:







    [00:24] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Pascal Dricot







    [02:44] What Pascal is drinking during this episode and why







    [03:45] His favourite brand and why







    [05:30] A bit of Pascal’s backstory into what he does at the Golden Space GmbH







    [08:00] Mindset shift that lacks in most business managers







    [10:57] Pascal’s advice to team members who feel restricted to speak up







    [13:33] How understanding your team’s traits will be of much help as a business owner







    [20:22] The difference it has made in his business and personal life







    [25:03] How you can reach out, connect and learn more about Pascal’s work







    [27:13] Golden takeaway nuggets from the guest







    [30:58] A dream location he would enjoy chilling while taking coffee with a dream person







    [31:50] Episode summary and call to action







    Notable Quotes







    * One of the basic levels of a functioning team is to have healthy conflicts.*  Embrace failures and see the as learning opportunities to do better. If the inventors would have given up on their failures,

    • 34 min
    Episode 177 - Michelle McGrann - Behaviour Elements & Ah-ha Moments...

    Episode 177 - Michelle McGrann - Behaviour Elements & Ah-ha Moments...

    Going Past Your Doubts to Implement the Changes You want to See || Michelle McGrann







    Doubt is a natural part of life. We doubt ourselves, our abilities, and the capabilities of others. It’s a difficult feeling to overcome, but there are steps that we can take to help us past our doubts and move forward with making changes that we want to see in our lives.







    Today we are excited to have Michelle McGrann in our show. With a unique background in communication and leadership and over a decade in entrepreneurship and organizational management, Michelle has traveled the world, helping individuals and organizations learn the skills necessary to create change and behave more intelligently.







    Using a blend of experience, research, and behavior-based skill development, Michelle helps break complex concepts into useable approaches to improve outcomes. Her personal and authentic speaking style motivates and empowers participants to move past self-doubt and implement the changes they want.







    Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in communication studies from Wayne State University. She has also served as a participant and a coach for competitive speech activities. As an NDT/CEDA policy debater for Wayne State University, she won multiple awards for competitive success and speaking skills. She coached multiple high school state champion teams and nationally competitive college teams.







    Michelle is quick to lend her leadership to various civic and social organizations outside of work. She has served in multiple leadership roles for JCI, a global NGO. She designed and delivered multiple courses to help develop their members.







    Michelle’s passion for assisting people and organizations discover “AHA!” moments come through in every session she gives. Michelle truly takes an audience-centred approach – utilizing best practices in communication and instructional design principles. She dedicates herself to providing the value clients seek, taking painstaking effort to customize her approach to help them achieve their goals.







    Tune in!







    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:







    [00:24] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Michelle McGrann







    [02:21] The industries and sectors that Michelle works with







    [04:20] Michelle’s love for coffee and how she likes taking it







    [05:50] Favourite brand of coffee that Michelle loves







    [07:27] The latest aha moment in her endeavours to help people







    [11:25] Becoming vulnerable during self-assessment







    [14:14] How she’s preparing to hand over the baton when the time is due







    [17:17] Leadership is not compared with age, but experience







    [21:11] How you can reach out, connect and learn more about Michelle’s work







    [22:23] How today’s leaders differ from leaders of the past







    [25:00] Golden takeaway nuggets from the guest







    [28:19] A dream location she would enjoy chilling with a dream person







    [31:15] Episode summary and call to action







    Notable Quotes







    * Leadership is not measured by age. It is measured through experience.* You do not need people’s approval to pursue your potential. Do it anyway!* You can always learn something from anyone. Everyone’s input is important.* You can get all the knowledge you want, but implementing it is where the rubber meets the road.* Fail fast and fail often.







    Resources Mentioned;







    * Fail Fast,

    • 32 min

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Thoroughly ENJOY this Podcast

This is really an ENJOYABLE podcast with wonderful (and varied) guest. This podcast is on my regular playlist while exercising or between appointments. Thanks for the great nuggets of wisdom!

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Meaningful and value packed!

The episode with Joey Drolshagen is meaningful and full of value, making you contemplate life in a positive way. This show is full of useful information and the host Simon does a great job on the show to allow space for meaningful conversation. Great work!

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Great diversity of guests

I really enjoy this podcast and the diverse background of the guests you showcase. I love the casual nature of the interviews, as if I'm eavesdropping on a conversation in a local coffee shop! Well done!

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