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#178: How You and Your Family Can Live a Richer Story in 2020

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Release Date: 12/09/2019

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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Here’s the sad reality: countless businesses close their doors every day. It’s not always for the same reason, and sometimes, the problems in a business totally sneak up on you. In Part Three of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on the Right Engine (aka - great marketing). Getting this essential piece of a business right could truly be the difference between if your business succeeds, or if you have to close your doors...for good.   --   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at    Needing to hire a Business Made...

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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

What if leadership wasn’t about rallying your team around a mission or being liked? What if great leadership meant mastering seven core competencies that actually drive your team forward? In Part Two of our series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on The Cockpit. Don, Koula, and JJ break down each of these seven pillars (and spoiler alert: they may not be what you think). ...   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything...

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Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

In this inaugural episode of the Business Made Simple podcast, our hosts, Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson and Koula Callahan explain how a business really works and debate whether or not your college degree was worth the investment.   ...   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at   Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to   At Business Made Simple, we teach you everything you need to know to grow a business — 

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#233: The Best of 2020—Our Biggest Takeaways for Business Leaders show art #233: The Best of 2020—Our Biggest Takeaways for Business Leaders

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Well, friends, we did it! We’ve wrapped on yet another year of the Building a StoryBrand Podcast. And you know what that means: it’s time for the annual “Best of” episode. On this year’s episode, we’ve pulled together some of the best nuggets of wisdom from guests like Adrienne Bankert, Matthew McConnaughey, and even our very own Business Made Simple President, Doug Kiem. So join us as we revisit some amazing business (and life) advice we got in 2020.   Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift...

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#232: Joshua DuBois—How Should You Change Your Business? show art #232: Joshua DuBois—How Should You Change Your Business?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

There is no doubt we’re all craving a return to normalcy. But is getting back to the way things were what your customers actually want? Joshua DuBois, market research expert and CEO of Gague.ai, gives Don some surprising insight. Peeking into his “crystal ball”, Joshua predicts how trends will change so you and your business can be more than ready heading into 2021!   Head to storybrand.com/survey to complete our 2020 Listener Survey before December 31 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Just head over to and give us your feedback! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  ...

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#231: 10 Characteristics of Every Value-Driven Professional   show art #231: 10 Characteristics of Every Value-Driven Professional

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

There are specific qualities that highest paid people possess. I don’t mean integrity or honesty or kindness — those are characteristics you have to have in order to be a decent human. I’m talking about tangible character traits that make you a value-driven professional. Traits like understanding how to receive feedback, de-escalating drama and prioritizing your highest return opportunities. There’s a reason the highest paid people are where they are — and I want to teach you why.   If you develop these characteristics, you become seen as a valuable “product” that...

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#230: Paula Faris—Three Keys to Uncovering Your Purpose and Finding Meaning in Life show art #230: Paula Faris—Three Keys to Uncovering Your Purpose and Finding Meaning in Life

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit...meh.. about your career trajectory?  You’re proud of what you’ve accomplished, and you should be. But you just can’t shake the fact that you feel unfulfilled and that there's got to be more to life... It wasn’t too long ago when Good Morning America news anchor, Paula Faris, found herself in the same rut. So she decided to change things. She quit her job and completely re-engineered her life to discover her true purpose. What some might have thought was a drastic move, Paula knew was right. On this week’s episode, she shares her...

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#229: Elida Field—How to Go From “Starving Artist” to Savvy Business Owner show art #229: Elida Field—How to Go From “Starving Artist” to Savvy Business Owner

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Many artists think sheer talent and creativity are all they need to turn their art into a lucrative business. Sadly, here’s what usually ends up happening: they realize talent alone isn’t going to cut it so they resort to being a “starving artist” and never really achieve the type of success they once dreamt possible. Elida Field could have easily fallen into the same trap, but her focus and determination propelled her into a profitable career she loves. In this week’s episode, she’ll share her process for how she defeated the “starving artist” phase and built a profitable...

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BONUS—A Word About Tough Conversations with Friends and Family This Holiday show art BONUS—A Word About Tough Conversations with Friends and Family This Holiday

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

In a candid moment from his back porch, Don shares a few ways you can break through the noise at the dinner table this Thanksgiving and focus on what really matters--sharing love and connection with friends and family. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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#228: Matthew McConaughey—Are Those Who “Trust In Fate” Doomed to a Boring Life? show art #228: Matthew McConaughey—Are Those Who “Trust In Fate” Doomed to a Boring Life?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Fate is a terrible writer -- and it shouldn’t be the one in the driver’s seat of your life. But there has to be a balance between fate and control, right? Matthew McConaughey’s take on this topic is an inspiring one, and in this week’s interview, he talks about how fate works together with self-determination to help you create the life you really want. He argues that ego is actually a healthy thing and that there is a beautiful balance between freedom and responsibility (in his terms, “giddy-up and innate ability.”) This epic conversation with Don and Matthew will inspire you to...

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