The Business Connections Podcast
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Welcome to The Business Connections Podcast where we help you connect the dots in your business. In business we make connections every day - we connect with customers, we connect with partners and providers, we connect ideas, we even connect problems with solutions. Without connections, nothing happens. Listen in as we connect you with some of the best minds in business and share the secrets behind their success.
||CleanWhat is the True Meaning of Wealth and Wealth Creation? (part 1)||"Wealth is what you're left with when you have no money." Roger James Hamilton explains the true meaning of wealth and why money is a result of wealth and not the cause of it. This episode is part 1 of a 3 part series, where you'll learn that wealth has nothing to do with 'luck' or 'work' and everything to do with finding your own personal flow. Join your hosts Melanie Colling and Brett Jarman as we examine the subjects of money, entrepreneurship, business ownership and business leadership, investment and growth strategies and much more. In this episode: What is wealth? The Wealth Dynamics and how it was created Insight into the infamous Wealth Spectrum Is it really possible for everyone to be wealthy? What we should be teaching our children in relation to wealth How you can overcome your fear in relation to wealth Why introversion isn't an obstacle to connection Useful Links http://geniuscheck.com/ http://mywealthprofile.com/ http://www.rogerjameshamilton.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettjarman/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling/||27 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan you convert your value to wealth? Roger Hamilton explains…||"Value is what creates attraction in a world of human interactions." Find out how value contributes to wealth, wealth creation and wealth retention. In this episode Roger Hamilton expands on the Wealth Equation and discusses both the role and meaning of 'value.' Too many of us try to get a return, try to 'sell' something, before it's value is proven in the marketplace. It's a trap many fall into and the downfall of many businesses. In this episode: What is value? What are the two different types of value? Is there a connection between self-worth and value? Roger explains Do you think we can still have a worth,confidence and trust issue no matter where we are in the spectrum?||27 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Leverage with Roger Hamilton||Wealth equals Value times Leverage||2 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Property Investment Your Path to Increased Wealth? Interview with Kyron Gosse||Meet Kyron Gosse, a young property investor, from New Zealand but now living and travelling around the world. Kyron is a Star profile and in Part 1 of our discussion with him he explains… - How his success with investing led him to being committed to being less selfish and to solve bigger problems and to ‘do awesome,’ particularly through the sharing economy - How he and others use their star profile to shine and light on people and things that are important to them, and how this led him to create a community of Young Kiwi Investors - How he invested in his first property in The Netherlands through a totally random connection back in New Zealand - Why it’s important to surround yourself with people who have strengths where you have weaknesses - Why the commercial retail property sector is currently being disrupted by the internet - His grand plan for cleaning up the world’s oceans and turning islands of plastic into 3D printed houses||23 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdventures of a Travelling Propertypreneur. Interview with Kyron Gosse||We continue our chat with propertypreneur Kyron Gosse (see here for part one). In this episode Kyron elaborates on his travel adventures and helps us look beyond the usual means of investing in property. He includes some tips for property investors and points out that your strategy is really dependent on what you hope to get out of your investment, whether it be ongoing cash flow or longer term growth. - Travelling and investing in property around the world - The Remote Year program - What most people don’t know about property and mortgages - Tips for novice property investors - Why cash flow is often the missing link for property investors - How to pick winning property investments Since we recorded this episode, Kyron has launched FreedomCo, a new venture for digital nomads with an investment twist.||29 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Launch an Idea to Change the World in 30 Days with John Williams||“I’ve had the kind of widely varied career that would give a recruiter nightmares – working in multiple industries and fields in varying formats. I’ve been an employee, a freelancer, a consultant on contract and I am now the founder and director of The Ideas Lab”. - John Williams In this episode: John explains how he could never pick one category or box in terms of his career. He knew he wanted a varied career. He explains how he worked for Disney animations for a period. John had a turning point where he decided he never wanted a job again. 14 years he has been self employed and celebrates it every year. John explains what a ‘Scanner’ is (it’s not what you think). He then created an event where scanners could meet which started off as a group of just 6 and quickly grew to over 80 people. John had been approached by Pearson’s publishing where he published his first book ‘Screw Work Let’s Play’. Which has gone on to be a best seller in UK and has been translated to over 9 languages. John explains what ‘play’ means to him. Play is always a choice it is something you really want and it changes day to day. John offers insight into what play is for children. What is the 30 day challenge? 90% of people waste time in the startup phase of their business In the program it shows how you can go straight from an idea to a client John explains what ‘The Idea Age’ is and how you can make the most of it What could you achieve in 30 days? More than you think. John Williams @johnsw, Author of Screw Work Break Free tells how Useful Links http://expertsonair.fm/ https://www.facebook.com/ExpertsOnAir/||19 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting an Edge on Presentation Skills with Andrew Eggelton||Andrew Eggelton, is a modern day System Disruptor, Writer, Artist, TV Presenter, Speaker and describes his inner child as a Rebel. With over 20 odd years in the entertainment industry including working in Films, TV Series, Hosting major events and winning numerous international awards along the way. In this episode: How Andrew started in the industry How a pound of weed kicked off Andrew’s entrepreneurial career Andrew’s take on performance anxiety and why it’s not necessary How Andrew builds connections in his business and his process How Andrew get’s his client to connect with themselves and taking off their mask Andrew just naturally fell into the coaching How does Andrew make people comfortable in front of the camera Andrews ability to use his unconscious competence How you can remove pressure and anxiety from a situation How to get the mind and the mouth to waltz together What Andrew has never shared before and something he’s only just realised in the last 7 days Presenters and their need to connect with their audience Andrews biggest lesson in making business connections and how he made that connection Useful Links http://www.andreweggelton.com/ https://www.facebook.com/theplayroombyandrew/ https://www.geniusu.com/mentor_circles/167/events/83 https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettjarman/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling/||9 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacebook B2B secrets and more with Hung Le||Hung Le is an entrepreneurial mastermind, a digital nomad and a mentor and coach. If you’re an entrepreneur this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Hung gives some extremely thought provoking insights and epic truth bombs. If you’re looking to make some changes to your business and switch up your advertising campaigns then this episode is not to be missed. In this episode: Hung Le introduces his journey in the entrepreneurial world so far How a Google update impacted his team of 12-14 and his business in 2014 Hung had his friends and peers reach out to him for some mentoring and coaching which he willingly took on board. Since then he has mentored 3 dozen entrepreneurs with over half running multi million dollar companies and the other half over 6 figures. Hung explains how being a mentor is super rewarding Hung has also built a technology start-up and the struggles and challenges faced with the tas He discuss’ how you don’t know how to structure your business until you master the concept of flow (A Roger Hamilton concept) The importance of being connected to yourself and your company Hung Le’s purpose: Empowering people to be at their best and how their business is a vehicle to extend that better version of yourself. Which is why he enjoys mentoring and coaching so much Hung Le gives his insight into the Pareto principle and how it’s helped shape how he does business and life in general If you understand the leverage points of your business the more likely you are to achieve your goals faster How Hung’s entrepreneurial journey has impacted his connections in business The better your team, the better your business Hung lives by the principle of: If you give enough than you earn the permission to be able to ask what you want He shares his clever trick for targeting business to business (B2B) clients using Facebook advertising Useful Links https://wiseintro.co/paretoprofits https://hung.clickfunnels.com/optin https://www.linkedin.com/in/hunglelinkedin/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettjarman/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling/||11 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIan Patterson Making IT Happen for Social Enterprises||Ian Patterson has been working in IT for over 20 years. He is the founder of Human IT, an IT organisation in the non for profit sector (NFP), or as Ian calls it the profit for purpose sector. Human IT is a services firm founded in 2001 and they work with mission based organisations to create a positive impact in the world. They work in a partnership form to use technology to make a greater impact. Do you know what IT actually is? Are you curious about how IT can help improve your business? If your business is driven by its mission base then this episode is not to be missed. In this episode: In the early days of business Human IT were working in the corporate space but soon realised that there was a growing need for medium sized business who needed not only IT consulting but strategy Ian explains the evolution of Human IT Since switching from the corporate to the the social sector the impact on the business has been great. It’s given the business a clear focus on: What are we here to do? What are we actually helping with? And how best we can help? By having clarity on who their clients are they are able to better service these organisations The non for profit sector Ian describes is treated like the ‘poor cousin’ when it comes to IT Ian describes what an IT strategy is How technology can make your life and business greater Ian gives thought provoking insight on how to look at the non for profit sector differently How profit for purpose shapes the way you look at a charity and how it really is a business Ian explains how he sets up a personal professional development plan each year Useful Links http://humanit.com.au/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-patterson-a659276/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettjarman/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling/||30 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReal Estate Has Never Been So Dynamic with Julie Davis and Neil Williams||Julie Davis and Neil Williams are the owners and operators of Agent Dynamics a real estate coaching business. Agent Dynamics uses a unique approach to their coaching and utilise Roger Hamilton’s Wealth Dynamics and Talent Dynamics profiling tools to help get the job done. They are both extremely passionate and are the perfect example of how tapping into your flow is a game changer. This episode is insightful and intriguing no matter your industry. They give some great tips on recruitment and retention and how important authenticity is. Whether you’re an aspiring real estate agent, currently practicing real estate, own your own real estate business, are in the recruitment industry OR interested in gaining some insightful knowledge about playing to your strength then this episode is one to tune in to. Listen below. If you have any questions let us know in the comments below. In this episode: 7-10 yrs ago wealth dynamics profile test, game changer, good distinctions of where you should focus efforts on Julie discusses how she no longer felt like a failure after completing the Wealth Dynamics test because she realised she can’t do and be everything and how keeping in flow has changed the way she does business Neil discusses his resistance in the beginning to Julie’s new proposition Agent Dynamics uses The Wealth Dynamics profiles not to put you in a box but to liberate you How Neil and Julie split their roles and how it really is the perfect partnership Neil uses an analogy about cricket to explain the importance of hiring diversity within your team Julie discusses why retention in the real estate industry is poor and likens it to a revolving door. She adds tips on how to improve that retention and the hiring process in general. These tips are universal and can be applied to many industries, not just real estate. The 2 elements of recruitment that Agent Dynamics employ How Wealth Dynamics and Talent Dynamics really gave their business a point of difference What Agent Dynamics Strategy Days consist of What's more important: competency or the right profile? The career path in real estate and the reality of this. How there is a gap in leadership within the industry as people make the jump from salesperson to business owner The importance of nurturing your clients, stop thinking of them as a sale and start thinking of them as a client. How their business has grown due to referrals Agent Dynamics long term vision and their why is to be the real estate industry standard Neil and Julie delve into some case studies Don’t ever do a Wealth Dynamics or Talent Dynamics profile without a debrief - you could be one of three profiles, a debrief helps narrow that focus down The importance of connections for Agent Dynamics and how they have formed their connections The importance of authenticity How you can tell someone's profile/energy by simply reading one of their emails How mirroring communication types can be beneficial for both parties in terms of forming connections The 10 year vision for agent dynamics http://tdprofiletest.com/home/?a_aid=paradigm https://www.facebook.com/agentdynamics https://www.linkedin.com/in/agentdynamics/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-williams-6a98995/ https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3771436/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettjarman/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling/||12 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Mirna De Hart - From Fear to Freedom||Mirna de Hart is a successful businesswoman, social change champion and motivational speaker on her passion topic - From Fear to Freedom. Mirna shares her journey from mainstream business woman to champion of social causes and social change. She is open, honest, funny and downright brave - an inspiration to us all! Mirna, a South African, tells how she and her family were robbed at gunpoint, lost all their worldly possessions, lost their business, went through depression and how she came out the other side with her trademark determination and positivity. She is the owner of Pelo&Hart a social non-for-profit organisation that assists local communities to help women to use their skills to reach their dreams. She has partnered with a local charity that supports HIV positive African women, she offers them employment, nurtures their craft and gives them an opportunity to earn a wage and build a self sustaining business and community all at the same time! Mirna inspiration for Pelo&Hart came from her love of fashion, design, entrepreneurship and passion for social change. Here they make beautiful handmade, award winning, African inspired fashion and decor. Their passion is to unlock potential for women overcome their fears and follow their dreams; to give their youth an opportunity to acquire life skills that will open doors to a brighter tomorrow. She tells of her journey with the women she has worked with and impacted over the last 4 years at Pelo&Hart and how she started this business with a small amount of money, a big heart and an even bigger vision. She sought funding by entering competitions and uses her business skills an experience to teach others how to do this too. Mirna was inspired early on by Jim Rohn, the original motivational speaker! She connected with the way he spoke, the way he delivered his message but most of all she connected with his platform of personal development. She too wants to inspire and motivate others by speaking and sharing her story. From Fear to Freedom tells her bigger story, the hurdles she has overcome to get where she is today and shows others how they can live their life to the fullest, without fear. Mirna is so passionate about sharing her story and how others can overcome their fear that she will feature as an author in a new book, which is currently being written, which shares the “Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey Story” as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Mirna is one of many social impact entrepreneurs sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share her real life story of overcoming fear and gaining freedom. Her message to readers and listeners is: Follow your dreams Whatever life throws at you keep getting up Overcoming fear leads to freedom You can fail from what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love Fear is a story – it has a beginning, a middle and an end – and YOU are the author. Be the author of your own life And her final message….May you find the grace to face your fears, conquer it and know that you too can leaps from fear to freedom!||24 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIngrid Vercammen Interview - Women Beyond Ordinary||Ingrid Vercammen was originally a Psychotherapist in her native Belgium, who moved to New Zealand and became a successful entrepreneur, and who is now focusing on speaking and empowering women. But Ingrid’s story is much more than just that as you will discover in this interview. Hers is a story of both courage and resilience. Episode Highlights: If you don’t know something…..find out how to do it, any way you can Have faith in your abilities and never doubt them If you get an opportunity - jump at it! Find your Purpose and enjoy the journey Remove all negativity from your life Useful Links: Women Beyond Ordinary Website Ingrid Vercammen's Website Marcel's Website||7 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEileen Forrestal Interview - It’s time to Wake up!||Eileen is passionate about making a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of both adults and young people, showing us how our language creates our reality, so what are we paying attention to? She says that words are powerful, who we connect with shows our character and that how we speak (to ourselves and others) is our reality. So how can we design this better? It’s urgent now….it’s time to wake up! This is where her diaries and journals come in, using mindful words and sayings and combining with positive phrases to feed our minds better words, thoughts and ultimately better connection, both to ourselves and those around us. Eileen is also sharing her story in a new book, which is currently being written, which shares the “Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey Story” as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Eileen is one of many social impact entrepreneurs sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share her global vision of waking people up. As you will hear in this interview, Eileen is not afraid to talk now and share her passion to positively impact our minds & ‘wake us up’! Her message to readers and listeners is: Be aware of how your language is creating your ‘reality’ Notice what are you paying attention to? Be responsible for how you speak when others are listening Words are powerful, so choose them wisely Listen to your self talk Show up where you want to be - this will create the right connections If not now, then when? Useful Links: Eileen Forrestal Business Website Eileen Forrestal Personal Website Eileen Forrestal Facebook The Irish Get Up and Go Diary Facebook Page Get Up and Go Diary For Teens and Young People Facebook Page Get UP and Go Events Facebook Page Mel Colling LinkedIn||20 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just came across this gem! Some really awesome and thought provoking insights! I've never thought about what 'wealth' is. Really eye opening. Definately subscribing for more! Keep it up!!!!
Wow...what an awesome & inspiring series of interviews with some amazing entrepreneurs from all industries & walks of life...loving thr insight I am getting on the definition of wealth! Keep them coming!
Interesting perspectives on wealth
Great interviews that look at wealth from fresh angles that other shows don't often explore. The guests are diverse and relatable as they mostly come from fairly humble beginnings or have some sort of 'hero's journey' tale behind them. The tutorial and tips episodes are also useful as they give frameworks that you can put to use in business or life. Highly recommended.