Podcast Episodes - Screw The Commute

117 – A divorce changed her life: Tom interviews Gina St George

Gina St. George began her career as a chemical engineer and designed manufacturing processes. She moved to business process design and was assigned to troubled business areas that she turned around and grew them by sometimes up to seven times. But after burning out on corporate life, she became a partner in a small business and learned that the reason small business owners are overworked and have a hard time scaling their business is that they lack the systems and processes that she's so good at creating.

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116 – His starter was a barter: Tom interviews Andy Sokol

Andy Sokol is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and client retention expert. He started his business in 1995 and he still has customers today from his first year in business. In 2003, he started a second business and he sold it to a multinational company in 2015 because they wanted his customer relationships. Then he wrote a book on client retention, and he now speaks all over the country helping entrepreneurs grow their business by retaining their clients and getting more referrals.

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115 – Control spam coming and going: Tom talks Spam Control

There are three different kinds of spam I’m going to discuss on this episode: 1) Keeping out of spam filters when you send broadcast email. Email still is the biggest moneymaker so it behooves you to get the darn things delivered. 2) Reducing spam coming to your email inbox, however in some cases I’m going to encourage you to get more spam. YIKES! I know that freaks you out, but when you see what I mean, you’ll understand that what I’m proposing is a good thing & 3) Dealing with spam comments on your blog.

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114 – World’s Greatest Copywriting Coach: Tom interviews David Garfinkel

David Garfinkel is a best selling author of Breakthrough Copywriting and he's known as the world's greatest copywriting coach. Before he escaped the clutches of corporate life, he was McGraw-Hill World News' San Francisco bureau chief. And today he helps people like you write ads that bring sales to your business.

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113 – A Really Big Thinker: Tom interviews Yanik Silver

Yanik Silver really redefines how business is played in the 21st century. He's at the intersection of more profits, more fun and more impact. He's the author of several best selling marketing books and tools, including Maverick Startup, Instant Sales Letters and Evolved Enterprise. He's also the founder of Maverick 1000, the global collective of top entrepreneurs and industry innovators who assemble for breakthrough retreats, rejuvenating experiences and giving forward opportunities.

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112 – Make a Fortune Using Contests: Tom talks Contests

Contests are great for many things like list building, brand awareness, and even selling products. What’s also great is there are many built in features a contest has to help you go viral and get free traffic. Unlike a quiz, which I’ll cover in another episode, quizzes could potentially keep running forever. A contest usually has a start date and an end date. This is a built-in scarcity factor that causes people to take action and join before the deadline.

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111 – He’s made a long career out of talking: Tom interviews Jim Barber

In 2019, Jim Barber is celebrating his fortieth year as an entrepreneur. In the past 40 years, Jim's done many things he'll tell us about. But the common thread in everything he's done, and I love this because it's the way I live, is that he's always had a good time. Now, screwing the commute isn't for everybody, but it's definitely for Jim Barber.

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110 – Be Funny Make Money: Tom interviews Jeff Justice

Jeff Justice hasn't had a real job since 1981 yet he has a 3000 square foot house in a prestigious Buckhead Community in Atlanta Georgia. He's traveled the world and he doesn't really need to work another day for the rest of his life. But the money is too good and too easy to turn it down. After getting screwed over multiple times by the system. Jeff developed the motto most amount of money for the least amount of time but always make it fun. Jeff are you ready to screw. The commute.

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109 – Ya Gotta Protect Yourself: Tom talks Insurance

The exciting topic of business Insurance. Well it might not be that exciting to talk about, but if you don’t have it, and even if you do, things can get exciting real fast when someone makes a claim about your business, or your business is involved even remotely in doing damage to someone or someone’s property.

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108 – One of the top 100 motivational speakers: Tom interviews Dov Baron

Dov Baron was twice cited as one of Inc Magazine's top 100 leadership speakers to hire. He's also cited in the meetings and event professional's guide to the top 100 motivational speakers and named one of the top 30 global leadership gurus. Now Dov is a man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of next gen leadership. He's the best selling author of several books, and his latest book is Fiercely Loyal – How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent.

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