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Consulting Success - Season Starter!

Stories of Success Podcast

Release Date: 09/03/2020

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Season Starter - I can’t believe we are in season 4 and I publish my 63rd podcast today. When I started the podcast it was all about ‘let’s see how it goes, I might do 10’, now it’s more like ‘let’s get to 100 and see how we can scale it’. So thank you for supporting me, and thank you to all my guests for giving up their time to be featured, answering my questions.
 
This season is all about personal development, and about how you can improve as a person. I have some amazing guests lined up, some who you have met before, and a lot of newer ones with a variety of topics. I am aiming at around 1 hour long episodes, maybe longer if there is enough relevant content.
 
 
It’s an honour to welcome Michael Zipursky for my season starter. Michael is a best selling author and I have read two of his books which I found super useful. I am delighted that we will be speaking about them, and how he built a 7 figure business as the CEO of Consulting Success. He is also a fellow podcast host, and I highly recommend tuning into his podcast. All links can be found below, yet his knowledge about the consulting business, and the way he answered my questions, was amazing. I truly loved having him on the show.
 
We will be diving into his upbringing and travels from Israel, Vietnam and Japan, where he discovered his passion for consulting.
 
He is very much a role model if you ask me. As I am embarking on my consulting journey and go deeper into it myself, I already learned a lot from his books and free content which we will all link and I recommend you to check it out.
 
In a new approach, I wanted to add some bullet points of topics we cover throughout the episode. Please enjoy.
 
  • High school sports and the analogy to business
  • How to scale businesses and what it takes to it right
  • Set your mind on something and don’t give up. Take massive actions!
  • Michael’s life and career start in Japan
  • 20 years of him running companies
  • Life as a consultant, balancing it with family and hobbies
  • Importance of specialist knowledge and in depth experience
  • Consulting is about delivering outcome and value
  • Being at the right time and right place
  • Uniqueness of a business to differentiate and be successful
  • How to achieve consulting success working with early stage consultants and programmes for more experienced businesses and consultants
  • How to reach and structure your target audience, achieve meaningful growth and what that means
  • Messaging and lifestyle support (it isn’t all about the money!)
  • Freedom and flexibility as a consultant
  • Work feeding your happiness and fulfilment
  • Asking the right questions
  • Motivation, motivators and focus - can money be a motivator?
  • Narrowing down your business idea into a value proposition
  • Money needs to chase passion, not the other way around
  • 80/20 principle
  • People want to be understood
  • Importance of reading
  • Define the bullseye and engineer how you achieve it backwards
  • Listen to your body mind connection and listen to your feelings
  • Mindset (it’s huge!)
  • Mastery and how to push forward
  • The Covid19 pandemic and taking actions: the time is now and you are in control!
 
Books he recommends:

And the book I recently read and cannot forget, and suggest everyone to read is the Mindful Athlete by George Mumford

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Volker is a sales and strategy consultant, and also works as a career and leadership coach. With a passion for mindfulness and personal development, he helps individuals and companies to achieve more. In his podcast he interviews high achievers, entrepreneurs, consultants, visionaries, coaches, and mentors about their secrets and experience. Learn from the best! Find out more on his website.