The Mike Kim Show

What does it take to really grow a business? In today's episode, I talk about why being grateful for where you are may actually be keeping you from where you need to go.

Starting and scaling a business takes a lot of hard work, but there's a reason you decided to do it in the first place. There was something in your life that was unfulfilled. You didn't want to do meaningless work. That was a longing -- even a pain point -- that caused you to launch your own brand.

Today's episode is all about keeping pressure on that wound, about maintaining the drive and motivation to keep going.

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These videos tackle some of the most common questions I get on building a personal brand. If you’ve struggled with identifying your ideal client or you’re just not sure where to start, these videos will help.
 
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Fact: You don't need more time. You need more energy. Energy is your greatest source of productivity. But do you have enough? What could you accomplish if you had more energy?

Today's podcast features Bryan Buckley, a high-performance coach I got to know during the most recent semester of The Pivot Course.

Bryan is the type of guy that just exudes energy, and today he walks us through what he calls "The Exhaustion Cycle" and "The Energy Cycle" -- and how we can tap into better sleep and new levels of energy.

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I had the privilege of presenting at Bryan's Successful Entrepreneur's Online Conference. This is a free event you won't want to miss.

Check out the Successful Entrepreneur's Online Conference here.

Introducing The Pivot Profiles, a 'magazine' featuring 14 real-life pivot success stories. It's yours, absolutely free.

The singular goal of this magazine is to give you a wide array of people, personalities, and pivots for you to identify with.

This is a powerhouse group. The folks inside hail from a variety of industries:  huge corporations, small business, radio, military, ministry, government, academia; the list goes on. We even have a former park ranger!

Some of them launched into solopreneur ventures; others started companies. One left business to enter the ministry, while others left the ministry to go into business. It’s all here.

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Today's episode is all about identifying your ideal client. This is one of the most vital components of building a business, and this episode will outline three ways you can do this.

Here's a bit of the copy I used as an example in today's episode:

A Poor Example:

Our ideal customer uses our product to gain control of their finances. They want to take better control of their finances, so our service is useful for helping them gain control of their income and expenses.

A Better Example:

Alan is a 38 year old freelance graphic designer from Mississippi. He spends about 4 hours a week reading blog posts and following links on Twitter, and that is where he discovered a link that pointed to Harpoon.

Alan makes between $60,000 and $80,000 a year as a designer, yet feels like he doesn’t really have a good grasp on how much he is going to make in the next year, so he’s not sure if he should hustle for more work, or tell his wife: “Yes, we can easily take that vacation this summer”.

Alan spent 4 years working for a large agency in town, when he realized that he could do better on his own. He has been freelancing for 2 years now, and is interested in learning about honing his business skills as well as his design skills.

Alan is thinking that this could be the service that helps him to gain the needed control over his finances, giving him the confidence to embrace fatherhood without financial fears.

His wife is excited that they can take that vacation without Alan worrying about how much it all costs and his lost work income.

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Direct download: 89_-_3_Ways_to_Identify_Your_Ideal_Client.mp3
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If you've ever entertained the idea of re-branding your existing business, or making the leap into launching your own personal brand business, this episode is for you.

Part of the reason there's so much anxiety in this type of transition is that it almost feels as if there is more than one 'you' ... well, there is. There are actually three: The Present You, The Public You, and The Pending You.

In this episode, I help you differentiate between these three you's and give you a strategy on how to lead with The Pending You.

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