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Wisdom, stories, and advice from successful entrepreneurs and inspirational people. Hosted by Chris Kiefer.

The Pursuit of Purpose Chris Kiefer

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Wisdom, stories, and advice from successful entrepreneurs and inspirational people. Hosted by Chris Kiefer.

    147 Unlocking the Power of Schema in Business Automation with Joe Martinez

    147 Unlocking the Power of Schema in Business Automation with Joe Martinez

    Join Joe and me as we delve into the critical role of schema in software development and business automation. I'll explain why defining schema is the first step to streamline operations, using real-life examples like a painting company and a tea leaf inventory tool. Discover how tools like Airtable, Zapier, and Asana can revolutionize your business processes. Plus, Joe shares his favorite sci-fi books and Disney memories!


    Book Recommendations:


    Ring World by Larry Niven
    Consider Phlebas by Ian Banks
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams



    Movie Recommendations:


    Star Wars by George Lucas
    Swiss Family Robinson by Ken Annakin



    How should people connect with you?


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    • 43 min
    146 Kindness is Contagious - How doing good is a formula for success with David Gaz

    146 Kindness is Contagious - How doing good is a formula for success with David Gaz

    In my interview with David Gaz, the founder of the Bureau of Small Projects, we discussed how he established his branding agency to support small businesses, startups, nonprofits, and those making a significant societal difference. Gaz drew his motivation from a documentary called "Kindness is Contagious," which is based on a study attesting to the contagious nature of kindness. He supports companies that make a positive difference by helping them become profitable and efficient.



    David emphasized the crucial role of having a 'north star' or lifelong goal and maintaining a balanced life in its pursuit. He suggested that strategies should be continuously modified based on analyzed data. He also teased a project on the concept of 'luck' and highlighted the importance of adaptability in businesses and employees to avoid becoming obsolete.



    David offered a free copy of a film he's associated with and welcomed assistance requests through his website. He shared his appreciation for books and films that deliver strong poetic messages. I appreciated my time with David, and we ended the conversation on a thankful note.



    Book Recommendations:


    Luck Factor by Richard Wiseman
    Anti-fragile by Nicholas Taleb
    Kindness is Contagious by David Gaz



    Movie Recommendations:


    Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve



    How should people connect with you?


    Website: Click Here

    • 29 min
    145 Faith, Family & Fun with Bill Kiefer

    145 Faith, Family & Fun with Bill Kiefer

    Welcome to Pursuit of Purpose, where we delve into the minds and memories of everyday people to uncover the wisdom and stories that shape their lives. Join me each week as I sit down with my 96-year-old grandpa, Bill Kiefer, to explore his fascinating past, his reflections on faith, and his life experiences—from growing up in a small town to logging adventures and beyond. Whether we're reminiscing about his childhood or discussing his thoughts on our modern world, these heartfelt conversations are sure to inspire and entertain. Subscribe, leave your questions, and be part of our journey in the Pursuit of Purpose.

    • 14 min
    144 Find Your Purpose & GRIT IT DONE Your Way to Business Success with Reid Tileston

    144 Find Your Purpose & GRIT IT DONE Your Way to Business Success with Reid Tileston

    Tired of the 9-5 grind? This video is your roadmap to a fulfilling life as an entrepreneur. Discover the power of purpose and passion in achieving success. Learn from successful entrepreneurs and niche down to unsexy businesses with high profit potential.



    You'll learn:


    How a strong purpose fuels true happiness and freedom
    The power of peer groups to skyrocket your success
    How to assess your risk tolerance for entrepreneurship
    Simple business ideas poised for future success
    Why specificity is key to dominating a niche market
    Finding the GRIT IT DONE balance of passion and perseverance
    The unemotional approach to smart business investments
    Why relationships matter in small business ownership
    Financial strategies for freedom and success

    Book Recommendations:


    Grit It Done by Reid Tileston
    Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
    The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman



    Movie Recommendations:


    The Shawshank Redemption Directed by Frank Darabont



    How should people connect with you?


    Website: click here
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    Ready to become your own boss? Visit Reid Tileston's website, grititdone.com, or connect on LinkedIn for more info!

    • 42 min
    143 Level Up Your Business with Coaching & Personal Development w/ Austin Houser

    143 Level Up Your Business with Coaching & Personal Development w/ Austin Houser

    Struggling to reach your business goals?



    This video dives deep into the benefits of coaching, from accelerated growth to overcoming limiting beliefs. Discover different coaching styles and how to structure them for your team's success.



    Learn how to:


    Find the right coach for exponential growth
    Structure coaching programs for your team
    Invest in your own personal development
    Encourage employee development (even if they leave!)
    Deal with fear and problems like a pro
    Invest in employees wisely for long-term success



    Bonus! Get book and movie recommendations to fuel your mind.



    P.S. We also discuss the importance of client pre-qualification and a thorough discovery process for guaranteed success! ✅

    Book Recommendations:


    Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
    They Ask You Answer by Marcus Sheridan
    Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller



    Movie Recommendations:


    Interstellar Directed by Christopher Nolan



    How should people connect with you?


    Website: click here

    • 43 min
    142 Unleash Your Business Superpowers with No-Code w/ Phil Simon

    142 Unleash Your Business Superpowers with No-Code w/ Phil Simon

    Tired of waiting on IT? Phil shows you how No-Code and Citizen Developers are changing the game!

    Discover:


    Why citizen developers are the future of work ‍
    How No-Code tools can automate tasks and save you time ⏱️
    The key traits of successful citizen developers
    How to build powerful tools without coding
    The future of software: automation & integrations

    Learn how to:


    Break free from IT dependencies ✂️
    Empower your team to solve problems
    Increase efficiency and accuracy
    Choose the right tools for your needs

    Bonus! Book recommendations to fuel your knowledge and Phil's favorite mind-bending movies



    Book Recommendations:


    Fluke by Brian Klaas
    Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
    Misfit by Gary Gulman



    Movie Recommendations:


    Memento Directed by Christopher Nolan
    Usual Suspects Directed by Bryan Singer



    How should people connect with you?


    Website: click here
    LinkedIn: click here
    X: click here



    P.S. We also discuss the importance of change management and focusing on deep work for optimal results.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Andersonthemanserson ,

Made me weep

Can’t ask for much more than that. Thanks for bearing yourself Kiefer. Grateful that you are doing this work.

Peter Ryland ,

Great discussions!

Really been enjoying Chris’ great convos with very interesting guests. Covers a wide range of topics but goes deep also!!!

Keep ‘em coming!

DanielMcD100 ,

Great podcasts, learn a lot

Learn a lot listening to the wisdom and stories that successful entrepreneurs always seem to have with this podcast hosted by Chris Kiefer. Whether you’re looking for ideas to better your business, or more in the mood to listen to some funny honest stories from all sorts of people this pods got the goods.

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