101 episodes

On the What’s the Secret Podcast, former restaurant manager turned seven-figure entrepreneur Tom Gaddis shares with you the real strategies most gurus won’t tell you about growing a successful business. Discover the steps and strategies he used, to go from being on unemployment to starting and growing his own 7-figure business and helping 50,000 students all over the world.


Each season on the podcast Tom dissects one critical key to building a business that helps you create financial security in less time and with less stress.


Discover the tools, winning systems and mindset you need to stop stressing about money and start building a fulfilling business to replace your income and more.


For more info go to http://tomgaddis.com/

What's the Secret‪?‬ Tom Gaddis

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

On the What’s the Secret Podcast, former restaurant manager turned seven-figure entrepreneur Tom Gaddis shares with you the real strategies most gurus won’t tell you about growing a successful business. Discover the steps and strategies he used, to go from being on unemployment to starting and growing his own 7-figure business and helping 50,000 students all over the world.


Each season on the podcast Tom dissects one critical key to building a business that helps you create financial security in less time and with less stress.


Discover the tools, winning systems and mindset you need to stop stressing about money and start building a fulfilling business to replace your income and more.


For more info go to http://tomgaddis.com/

    What I've Learned

    What I've Learned

    It’s episode 100! I can’t believe it. We made it to 100 episodes and that’s in a big part thanks to you. So I’m celebrating the 100th episode of What’s The Secret? by reviewing what we’ve been over in the past 100 episodes and giving you the lowdown on what I’ve learned from recording them. It has been a crazy ride, but I am grateful for you tuning in each week.
    If you are looking to start a podcast, build an audience or do pretty much anything in your life, you’ll find value in what I’m sharing this week. It takes a lot of effort to put out content week after week, but it gets easier. In this episode, find out my entire reason for starting this podcast, what I’ve learned from continually showing up, and if you have a dream of starting something like this on your own, find out the secret to getting started.
    “The importance lies in the doing. There are things you get from doing that you don’t get when you don’t do.”
    - Tom Gaddis


    In This Episode:
    Learn how I got started with my podcast and how I stuck to producing episodes each week.
    One of the biggest misconceptions people have about being successful.
    Find out why there is always something to learn from the process of doing, and how to take this forward into other areas of your life.

    And much more...


    Resources mentioned:
    How to Overdeliver with Brian Kurtz episode:https://tomgaddis.com/podcast/how-to-overdeliver-with-brian-kurtz/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/podcast/how-to-overdeliver-with-brian-kurtz/)
    WTS Special Series: Affiliate Marketing Secrets:https://tomgaddis.com/show/wts-special-series-affiliate-marketing-secrets/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/show/wts-special-series-affiliate-marketing-secrets)



    Connect with Tom Gaddis:
    Join Tom’s program here:http://offlinesharks.com/ ( offlinesharks.com)
    Website:https://tomgaddis.com/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/)
    LinkedIn:http://linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/ ( linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/)
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/ ( https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/)

    • 12 min
    3 Tools to Get More Done

    3 Tools to Get More Done

    Are you looking to get more done in less time? Well, you’re in luck! In today’s episode, I’m sharing three of my current favorite tools and a book that has helped me get more done in my business. These are things I’m using each and every day that have drastically changed my workflow and allowed me to get more done in less time.
    Whether you are an entrepreneur that works alone or someone who works with a team, what I’m sharing with you today is going to open your eyes and make you think a little differently about time productivity. These resources have helped me get a crystal-clear view of how I manage my time, how I view what is productive and unproductive, and what that means to me personally. Tune in this week and learn how to get more done in 2022!
    “We tend to think of time as just time, but the reality is, it’s a construct.”
    - Tom Gaddis


    In This Episode:
    Discover the best way to get things done and achieve success as an entrepreneur.
    I share the benefits of time tracking software and how it helps me in my business.
    Learn how to start thinking differently about productivity and time management.

    And much more...


    Resources mentioned:
    Four Thousand Weeks - Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman:https://www.oliverburkeman.com/books ( https://www.oliverburkeman.com/books)
    Timing App:https://timingapp.com/ ( https://timingapp.com)
    Jarvis AI:https://www.jarvis.ai/ ( https://www.jarvis.ai/)
    Wordtune:https://www.wordtune.com/ ( https://www.wordtune.com/)
    Workspace:https://www.citrix.com/en-gb/downloads/workspace-app/mac/workspace-app-for-mac-latest.html ( https://www.citrix.com/en-gb/downloads/workspace-app/mac/workspace-app-for-mac-latest.html)



    Connect with Tom Gaddis:
    Join Tom’s program here:http://offlinesharks.com/ ( offlinesharks.com)
    Website:https://tomgaddis.com/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/)
    LinkedIn:http://linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/ ( linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/)
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/ ( https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/)

    • 14 min
    Rule #1 for Success

    Rule #1 for Success

    We all want to be successful, right? When you’re first starting out it can all seem so overwhelming. There is so much to learn, think about and do in order to create success, and it can be hard to know where to start. But what exactly does it take to be successful?
    Recently, I’ve been thinking about more specific actions that I could share with you to help you be successful in 2022. And the beauty of what I’m teaching you, is that it will work no matter when you listen, whether it’s 2022 or beyond. So tune in this week as I reveal the number one reason for my success and how to apply it to your own life. It is not what you are expecting, in fact, it’s something that I hear almost nobody else talking about. But if you do this one thing, you will be successful no matter what else you do.
    “Show up for yourself, show up for your clients.”
    - Tom Gaddis


    In This Episode:
    Hear the reason most people get sidetracked with their goals and never make any progress.
    Discover what an RPA is, why every business has one, and how to discover yours.
    I share the importance of staying consistent and doing a little bit every single day in your business.

    And much more...


    Connect with Tom Gaddis:
    Join Tom’s program here:http://offlinesharks.com/ ( offlinesharks.com)
    Website:https://tomgaddis.com/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/)
    LinkedIn:http://linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/ ( linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/)
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/ ( https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/)

    • 14 min
    Success Tips for 2022

    Success Tips for 2022

    Holy cow, it’s 2022 – Happy New Year! Both 2020 and 2021 were pretty crazy, so what does 2022 have in store for us?
    In this episode, I’m talking a little about 2021; some of the things we did in our businesses, the things we could do differently, the planning strategies that I use in my business when a new year begins, and what we do to set ourselves up for maximum success in an upcoming year. You’ll hear some of my insights into 2021 and what I’m looking forward to most in 2022. Also discussing what is going to move the needle most for us in our businesses next year, and some tips to help you make 2022 the best year possible.
    “The people that really excel get the fundamentals right first, and then they move onto the advanced stuff. You have to start with the fundamentals.”
    - Tom Gaddis


    In This Episode:
    Hear the biggest lesson I took away from 2021 and what I’m keeping in mind for my life and business as we move into 2022.
    I’m sharing two of the biggest skills that I have invested my time in learning, that I would wholly recommend if you’re new to entrepreneurship.
    Discover the secret to running a business that can grow and scale.

    And much more...


    Connect with Tom Gaddis:
    Join Tom’s program here:http://offlinesharks.com/ ( offlinesharks.com)
    Website:https://tomgaddis.com/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/)
    LinkedIn:http://linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/ ( linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/)
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/ ( https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/)

    • 15 min
    A Different Approach to Selling with Chandler Walker

    A Different Approach to Selling with Chandler Walker

    In the world of sales, we are often taught that we need to be pushy, aggressive, and ready to do whatever it takes to convince our prospects to part with their money. But this pressurized selling tactic doesn’t align with everybody’s values, and today’s guest decided to find a different way to sell, one that is in line with his goal of stepping out of the realm of sales and into the realm of therapeutic conversation.
    Chandler Walker is the founder of Stoneage Fuel, a health and fitness brand that helps people in six areas of wellness: mental health, social health, sleep, nutrition, fitness, and habits. His goal is to take a stand to change the dynamic of selling from pressure and aggression to compassion and conversation. He joins me this week to share his experience of high-ticket selling using this approach.

    “People think, well you have to be aggressive to get someone’s money or they’re not going to part with it.”
    - Chandler Walker
    In This Episode:
    Learn what compassion conversations are and how Chandler uses them to enroll people into higher-end services without using traditional, aggressive tactics.
    Chandler shares the problem with some of the sales training we see in the online realm and why he is working to move away from this approach in his business.
    Hear some tips and examples you can use to help you change your approach to sales, whatever stage you are at in your business.

    And much more...
    Connect with Chandler Walker
    Website:https://stoneagefuel.com/ ( https://stoneagefuel.com/)
    How To Enroll High Ticket Clients Without Manipulation, Aggressive Tactics, Or Feeling Salesy:https://9step.cultureofcare.life/care1 ( https://9step.cultureofcare.life/care1)


    Connect with Tom Gaddis:
    Join Tom’s program here:http://offlinesharks.com/ ( offlinesharks.com)
    Website:https://tomgaddis.com/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/)
    LinkedIn:http://linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/ ( linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/)
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/ ( https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/)

    • 25 min
    Affiliate Insider w/ Alex Gunoe

    Affiliate Insider w/ Alex Gunoe

    Have you ever wondered what the world of affiliate marketing is really like? Do you wish you knew the difference between an affiliate marketplace and an affiliate network? Well, today’s guest is joining me to give the inside scoop on all things affiliate marketing.
    Alex Gunoe is the Director of Business Development at Digistore24, an all-in-one digital sales platform that offers an integrated online store, affiliate network, and all common payment methods and accounting automation. He helps businesses grow their affiliate market space by taking care of the various aspects behind the scenes and he’s here to share some key aspects to think about in affiliate marketing and his tips for someone new to the affiliate space.

    “At Digistore24, we’re not trying to sell you on coming into the platform, we’re trying to help you grow as a business.”
    - Alex Gunoe
    In This Episode:
    Discover what an affiliate marketplace is and the difference between this and an affiliate network
    Alex shares what Digistore24 can help you with and the tools and support they provide to their affiliates
    Learn something you can do right away in your business if you want to get into the affiliate space

    And much more...


    Connect with Alex Gunoe
    Website:https://www.digistore24.com/ ( https://www.digistore24.com/)


    Connect with Tom Gaddis:
    Join Tom’s program here:http://offlinesharks.com/ ( offlinesharks.com)
    Website:https://tomgaddis.com/ ( https://tomgaddis.com/)
    LinkedIn:http://linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/ ( linkedin.com/in/tomgaddis/)
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/ ( https://www.facebook.com/tomgbiz/)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/ ( https://www.instagram.com/gaddistom/)

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Tom, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of successful entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Like y517689 ,

100% Inspirational and Real World

Tom Gaddis brings on real expert guests who have been through the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and business professional. He asks compelling questions and brings out actionable strategies you can learn from. Highly recommend!

Chandler_SAF ,

Love it! Don’t show up with commission breath.

I loved the high-ticket sales episode and really liked the part where you both talked about being ethical, authentic and not showing up with commission breath.

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