Archive for Motivation

Climate change, renewable energy, sustainable energy, and greenhouse gases…oh my!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on April 14, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, the conversation on energy conservation and climate change is not new but certainly one you need to participate in. 

My guest and expert on the subject, Marc Brener, Director of Renewable & Energy Efficiency Services of Energy Experts International, Inc., is here with me today to help explore ideas and the facts you need to be thinking about.  This is an important, educational and stimulating conversation. 

Are you healthy, wealthy, and wise?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on March 17, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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You’ve heard the saying…healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Interestingly, so many people I speak to say they understand and it’s “wise” words to live by, but many have just not taken them to heart.  And, in many cases, when they do, it’s a little too late.

Well, today, I have Scott Sage, President of Sage Financial Innovations, to help us think a little differently when it comes to wealth strategies and to ensure you are healthy, wealthy, and wise enough to enjoy whatever end goal you have in mind.

So you want to become a podcaster!

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on February 10, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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So you’re thinking about starting a podcast.  Three years ago, so did I, and here I am with about 130 or so under my belt on a variety of podcast platforms from iTunes, Spotify, Google, Amazon music…pretty much anywhere you can listen to a podcast.

As of February 2021, there are over 1,750,000 podcasts and over 43 million episodes, up from 500,000 active podcasts from just two years ago in February 2018.

But like sports, there are a few that make it to the top…have great success, and make money.

Today on the show, I have Jeremy Slate, founder, and CEO of Create Your Own Podcast Life and Comand Your Brand, to help us navigate building your network and business through podcasting.

Are you or your employees burned out?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on January 26, 2021 by OC Talk Radio

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Employee burnout cases have increased to the point where the World Health Organization has officially recognized it as an occupational phenomenon.  In fact, the WHO has included it in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases. 

Dr. Sharon Grossman, author of the 7E Solution to Burnout to discusses the root causes of burnout, actions you can take to help reduce your stress, and her new book.

What are you grateful for in these troubling times?

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on December 18, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Most, if not all, people can’t wait for 2020 to be over.

We all know someone who has been hurt by this pandemic and has gotten COVID-19.

Lost jobs and income, feeling isolated and disconnected, loneliness, and frankly, you just want to hug someone.

But in all of this darkness, there is light. We all want and need to heal!

Today, in this podcast, we explore the power of positivity. To find light in the darkness we ask that you dig deep to find something that you are grateful for and seek words of inspiration for the world for the coming year.

To help us do that, I’ve invited my friend Leilani Quiray to co-host this inspirational episode, along with a variety of people to share their stories of positivity.

Please join us for this unique 2020, hour-long Business Growth Cafe podcast event to help you heal and lift your spirits.

Special Guests: Charles Antis, Chase Boehringer, Wei Houng, Ric Franzi, Joe Martin and Dawn Reese.

 

A Life in Black and White – Challenges the Black Community Face in the Workplace

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on November 10, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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Paul Mitchell, who has been telling his story of  A Life in Black and White: How to Authentically Discuss Race in Business joins me at the Business Growth Cafe.  This is an important discussion!

Because of his life experiences, he is uniquely positioned to provide information and understanding to people of power, primarily White people, to help support better communication and engagement with their employees, families, and expand opportunities to show empathy and compassion to the Black community.

His goal is to help provide information to those who authentically want to learn more about the challenges the black community faces in the workplace and how we can develop a true partnership through genuine understanding and knowledge, to help make our workplaces more collaborative and productive. This is a key time for business leaders to educate themselves on how to have these meaningful conversations with their employees of all races. 

The human and business implications of mental health issues in the workplace

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on September 25, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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We are experiencing a significant worldwide health crisis, the coronavirus which has killed over 200,000 people in the US at the time of this recording.  We now wear masks to protect ourselves from this virus, work at home, not socializing, and living more in isolation than ever before.

This takes a toll, even on the healthiest individuals.  But, it’s not just the current state we are in that is impacting mental health.  It existed long before the pandemic and will exit after.

Today a please to have Sally Spencer-Thomas here with us to discuss mental health in the workplace and home.  This is a timely topic as September is also Suicide Prevention Month.

Sally is a Psychologist and International Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Impact Entrepreneur and Keynote Speaker.

 

To learn more, visit https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/

The importance of building your personal brand

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on August 17, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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As business owners, we spend so much time working in our business thinking about sales, cash flow, employees, competition, operations, we forget to not only spend time working on our business but frankly, working on ourselves.

At the Café I have Matt DeCoursey, CEO and Founder of FullScale.io, how of the podcast Startup Hustle and Author of the book Million Dollar Bedroom here to offer up some great advice on the importance of building your personal brand.

Don’t Wait For A Crisis to Establish a Crisis Plan

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on August 11, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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David Oates, Crisis PR Expert and founder of Public Relations Security Services joins me at the Business Growth Cafe to discuss why every company needs to have a crisis plan in place, not only to protect your reputation but also your company.

The Ultimate Gift

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , , on July 25, 2020 by OC Talk Radio

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I was inspired by a movie I recently watched called The Ultimate Gift. It’s based on a book written by Jim Stovall.  Without giving the premise away, there are 12 gifts discussed in the movie that I believe are gifts we have all given, received, or wish we had.  Please listen in as I believe you will find this conversation relevant given the times we are living in.  Hopefully, in the end, you will find this is my gift to you!