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507 – Another set of queries from the Grab Bag: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I've got another set of questions from my bottomless Grab Bag, all from listeners like you. We're going to cover a variety of things in this episode. Listen up and learn!

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506 – New and novel ways to sell: Tom talks Ask Me a Selling Question

I've been doing a lot of ask me a questions because I got so darn many questions coming in all the time. But this one is going to be ask me a selling question. So if you really get serious about any of the topics I cover in this episode, it's going to mean at least an extra million dollars over your career.

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505 – A panoply of potpourri from our listeners: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I'm going to do another ask me a question session because there's just so darn many questions I get all the time and I guarantee you don't know the answers to all these questions.

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504 – One of my few idols in this business: Tom interviews Mark Joyner

Mark Joyner is an author, inventor and a serial entrepreneur. He's currently serving as founder and CEO of Simpleology, a web application that helps people and teams get more done faster. He started as the first e-book publishing company, the first online ad tracking company, the second pay per click search engine and he invented the tracking pixel. And he also started a website called Start Blaze that went to number thirty six globally within six weeks of launching with zero dollar ad budgets.

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503 – What’s a developmental book editor?: Tom interviews Dan Janal

Dan Janal works with top business leaders as a book coach and ghostwriter, and no matter where you are in the book writing process, Dan can help. He's written more than a dozen books, and as an Award-Winning newspaper reporter, he's interviewed President Gerald Ford and First Lady Barbara Bush and a whole bunch of other luminaries and every entrepreneur should write a book.

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502 – Easy way to get higher search rankings: Tom talks Title Tags

Title tags. I will give you the ins and outs of title tags and why they are so important. Also, what you can do to make your WordPress sites get some love from the search engines. If you want to be found, pay attention and take good notes!

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501 – More stellar questions from our Grab Bag: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I've got more great questions from our listeners on a variety of subjects. And I have the answers! Membership sites, Audience temperature, Quora, Title Tags and more.

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500 – Special 500th Episode: Tom talks Antion Success Method

This episode is loosely based on a eulogy I wrote for my father in the year 2000, where I wrote down 10 leadership tips I learned from him since I was a little boy. I'll be throwing in some other ones and some spin offs as we go along. What I plan on doing is popping back and forth from that eulogy to my commentary. I want to make sure you get some learning points on things that you can do to really be much more successful in your life and in business.

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499 – See past your cognitive bias: Tom talks Functional Fixedness

Learn all about Functional Fixedness and how it affects your business and personal life. Yes, it sounds way out there, but I'll make it all clear for you in this episode.

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498 – QR codes, Flash Briefings and Google Oh My: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

I've got more great questions from our listeners on a variety of subjects. And I have the answers!

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497 – Life’s challenges didn’t stop this vet from helping others: Tom interviews Caleb Blair

Caleb Blair is here. He's a young serial entrepreneur that started in the construction industry and has transitioned into marketing after struggling most of his life with mental health issues. He found healing and understanding human behavior and psychology. He now operates projects ranging from mobile apps, digital marketing, finance and even wilderness retreats in Alaska. And he has a company called Monkey Wrench Marketing.

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496 – The Grab Bag runneth over with questions: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

This is Ask Me a Question, so here's some of the questions I get. I get hundreds of them every week, so here we go.

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495 – The guilt of deployment may never go away: Tom interviews James Felts

James Felts is here. He's a devoted father and husband to three beautiful girls and he prides himself on the three P's: professionalism, personality and perseverance. And he co-founded with Marty Martinez Joint Task Force 214. And James and Marty started the Lounge with Legends Show, which is dedicated to celebrating veterans success and countering the narrative that veterans are all broken misfit toys.

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494 – Can driving a forklift help your web design?: Tom interviews Jared Ledbetter

Jared Ledbetter is here. He started out with WordPress after WooCommerce came on the scene and he eventually migrated to Shopify. And, you know, back in the early days, there weren't any easy web builder options for WordPress like there are today. So, he had to learn HTML, which I want nothing to do with. I probably know just a tiny little fraction. Once in a blue moon, I need to know something about it. But guys like him have minds like steel traps.

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493 – Gray man/woman businessperson or not?: Tom talks The Gray Man Theory

See, Gray Man theory historically, is the idea that before or during an emergency, you can blend in with the crowd. I mean, you might be fully prepared for whatever the emergency is, but you don't want to become a target for people that want to take what you have. That was the gray man theory. Now, I didn't invent the idea of the Gray Man, but many people like me have used it successfully in business. Now, you may have heard stories of this concept on TV and not even realized what you were hearing.

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492 – She’s diabolical and dialectical: Tom interviews Richelle Futch

For over 20 years, Richelle Futch has been a licensed clinical social worker. She's a Marine Corps veteran and an active duty military spouse. Her military spouse is a special forces engineer, and during her military service, Richelle worked in the finance field, and she's currently CFO and co-founder of Green Zone Training. She's got extensive training in dialectical behavior therapy, and she's also the author of Her Ruck, Inside the Emotional Backpack of Military Wives.

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491 – The coolest umbrellas you’ll ever hear about: Tom interviews Niurka Castaneda

Niurka Castaneda is an Army veteran and media host of Amor Umbrella TV. That's a TV show that is set in giving and restoring hope one story at a time, in order to help heal and empower our military families to live in alignment with who they are and who they can be.

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490 – More Question Grab Bag goodness: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

Tom is here with another Ask Me a Question, full of good queries from our loyal listeners, followed by hard won answers from Tom.

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489 – Don’t let this episode “rub” you the wrong way: Tom interviews John Fuhrman

John Fuhrman's here. He returned to his birthplace of Winter Harbor, Maine, and he had this wild idea to build a veteran owned barbecue, dry rub company in a lobster village. And his unique blend of spices and Maine ingredients, good quality ingredients, not sawdust, like a lot of the big companies throw in stuff, has won awards and competition in cooking contests, and now it's sold across the USA.

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488 – Crayons Ready to Eat: Tom interviews Frank Manteau

We're here with Frank Manteau. And just six days after graduating high school, he was in the Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. And now he's a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. And we really thank him for his service. He ended up a sergeant. And when you see his picture, he looks like a sergeant that you would not want to mess with.

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487 – Up your speed and security when on the road: Tom talks Portable WiFi

Talking about portable Wi-Fi and they're sometimes called travel routers. I want to tell you what it can mean for your business. If you only work your business while sitting home and you have a solid Internet connection, then this episode would only apply to you if you travel once in a while and are always frustrated with poor and insecure hotel Wi-Fi or if you enjoy sitting at a coffee shop working on your tablet or laptop. But if you're a “road warrior”, this could make a big difference on the road.

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486 – He’s the Non-Profit Architect: Tom interviews Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson is a Navy guy, and he's going to probably look funny at me when he finds out I turned down an appointment to the Naval Academy. He's got the Nonprofit Architect Podcast. Shares his perspectives as the former vice president of books by vets, and he's a board member at the Shine Foundation. He's a volunteer with 1300 plus hours of volunteering. He's really paying it back and paying it forward, and he's helped raise more than a half a million dollars.

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485 – He’s the King of Franchises: Tom interviews Joel Stewart

Joel Stewart is a United States Navy veteran. He's the founder of the International Franchise Marketplace and the CEO of the Veteran Franchise Initiative. He's a certified franchise consultant and he's a franchise navigator. He's got an MBA, he's an engineer. He does all this great stuff. He's a speaker, author and a guy dedicated to helping you escape career prison.

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484 – More great questions from the Grab Bag: Tom talks Ask Me a Question

Ask me a question. Tom is back with more from his grab bag full of questions! You, our loyal listeners, ask, and Tom has the answers you seek! Take notes and listen carefully. More goodness to learn and to make your life and business better.

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483 – I’m Not In The Mood

Tom's thoughts on the news from Afghanistan.

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482 – “Captain Hoff” is a business incubator expert: Tom interviews Steve Hoffman

Steve Hoffman, also known as Captain Hoff, is the captain and CEO of Founders Space, one of the world's leading startup accelerators. Founders Space was ranked the number one incubator for overseas startups by Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine. Steve is also a venture investor, a serial entrepreneur, and he's the author of several award winning books, including Make Elephants Fly, Surviving a Startup and the Five Forces. And we're going to talk about going in depth a little bit on surviving a startup today.

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481 – A “Short” Episode with Big Results: Tom talks YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts are the latest social media offering that you should look at seriously for your business. I gave you the scoop on what it is and how to use it to maximum effect.

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480 – He’s spoken in 65 countries: Tom interviews Frank Furness

Frank Furness is a CSP, that's a certified speaking professional, and that means he's organized. He's a best selling author and international sales and technology speaker, and he travels between his homes in London, Spain and Florida whenever they'll let him back in a country that is, and he's presented in 65 countries now. He's a regular speaker at Entrepreneur's University and his clients include the British Olympic team, Sporting Champions and Sport England.

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479 – Ladies, Step Into Your Greatness: Tom interviews Lauren Resnick

We have Lauren Resnick here. She is an architect by trade, but an experienced project manager for projects such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She's a speaker. She's an author and a power coach who helps female leaders pivot from their 9 to 5 to a fulfilling entrepreneurial life.

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478 – Simple method of laying out your website: Tom talks Web Development

Web Development. You can spend a lot or you can spend a little. It all depends on how much you want to learn and grow your business. Most of this stuff is not hard at all, but your willingness to do it right the first time makes all the difference.

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