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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

#16: Tyler Reagin—How To Lead Something You Didn’t Start show art #16: Tyler Reagin—How To Lead Something You Didn’t Start

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

No matter what your role is within your business, there will be a time when you need to step in and take over something somebody else has built. Not knowing how to manage that transition could put you in a nose dive toward disaster. So how can you successfully lead something you didn’t start? This week special guest, Tyler Reagin, author of “Leading Things You Didn’t Start", answers that question! He gives you the five steps you'll need when taking over any project, department or company.    --   Order "Leading Things You Didn't Start" at   If you want to become a...

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#15: Allison Fallon—How and Why Should You Write Your Story? show art #15: Allison Fallon—How and Why Should You Write Your Story?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

You know you have a story to tell but struggle how to even begin telling it. Where should you start? Is it captivating? Who really wants to hear your story? It's overwhelming. That's why we’re answering the question, “How and why should you write your story?” We're joined by special guest Allison Fallon, author of "The Power of Writing It Down", who’s helped hundreds of people find their voice, tell their stories, and share them with the world. In this episode she’ll walk you step-by-step on how to start writing your story and the best way to tell it.   --   Let Allison...

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#14: Joshua DuBois—How Can Your Business Ride the Post-COVID Wave? show art #14: Joshua DuBois—How Can Your Business Ride the Post-COVID Wave?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

The post-COVID wave: most of us are thinking about it but few of us feel prepared for it. What's going to happen to our businesses? How will consumer behavior change? What exactly is this "new normal?" These are the exact questions we are answering this week. Joshua DuBois, founder of , a market research firm that surveys tens of thousands of people per day, will share what you can expect in Q2 of this year and how your business can be prepared for the changes that will come as the world emerges from COVID.   --   Find out more about Joshua DuBois at   If you want to become a...

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#13: Michael Hyatt—Can You Grow Your Business Working Six Hour Days? show art #13: Michael Hyatt—Can You Grow Your Business Working Six Hour Days?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

On this week’s episode we’re answering the question, “Is it possible to grow your business working only six hour days?” Michael Hyatt, co-author of the new book “Win At Work & Succeed At Life,” is convinced you can. You'll hear why as he shares his insight into how fewer, more focused hours can lead to significant growth in your business.   --   Order Michael Hyatt's new book, "Win at Work & Succeed At Life"  and get access to exclusive bonus content at   When you become a Business Made Simple Professional, you get access to our library of courses that...

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#12: John Lee Dumas—Is It Worth It To Create an Online Platform? show art #12: John Lee Dumas—Is It Worth It To Create an Online Platform?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

It feels like just about everyone is trying to "build their online platform" these days. But only the people who do it right are the ones that reap the benefits. And yes -- there is a "right" way to do it. On this week's episode, John Lee Dumas, author of the book "The Common Path to Uncommon Success" shares a step-by-step plan for how you can produce consistent content for your platform that doesn't feel cheesy and allows you to expand your influence.   --   Find out more about The Common Path to Uncommon Success at   When you become a Business Made Simple Professional,...

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#11: Vik Harrison—What You Really Need to Grow Your Non-Profit show art #11: Vik Harrison—What You Really Need to Grow Your Non-Profit

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

This week we’re answering the question: How can non-profits who want to fundraise less, raise more money and build a community of monthly givers? Special guest, Vik Harrison of Charity: Water, an organization that to date has delivered clean and safe drinking water to over 10 million people across the globe, gives you the answer! Then host Donald Miller walks you step-by-step through crafting the perfect mission statement for any type of business.   --   Find out more about Vik Harrison at  and   When you become a Business Made Simple Professional, you get access to our...

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#10: John Lowry—Six Things You Need to Become a Great Negotiator show art #10: John Lowry—Six Things You Need to Become a Great Negotiator

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

You’re negotiating all the time without even knowing it. And that’s a problem, because your success in life depends on how well you can negotiate. That's why in this week's episode we're teaching you the six things every great negotiator does to create more win/win outcomes in work and in life. Don also talks with Dr. John Lowry, President of the Lowry Group and instructor of our newest course at Business Made Simple University - Negotiation Made Simple. John shares what it's like inside a high stakes negotiation and his approach for achieving the desired outcome.   --   Find out...

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#9: Martin Lindstrøm—Embrace Empathy to Grow Your Business show art #9: Martin Lindstrøm—Embrace Empathy to Grow Your Business

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

This week Martin Lindstrøm, author of The Ministry of Common Sense and expert at helping businesses around the world unleash their common sense, joins Don, Koula and J.J.  Martin shows how to embrace empathy and unlock pure common sense to help grow your business and make you more money!    --   Find out more about Martin Lindstrøm and his book The Ministry of Common Sense at   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...

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#8: How Do You Make Sure You Never Run Out of Cash? show art #8: How Do You Make Sure You Never Run Out of Cash?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

Run out of cash and your business will crash! That's why in this final episode of our seven-part series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we explain exactly how to manage your finances, giving you a plan to keep your business fueled with cash. Don also talks with finance guru, Mike Michalowicz, who shows you how to implement his Profit First method.    --   Find out more about Mike Michalowicz or Profit First at   Want to become a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Apply now at    Needing to hire a Business Made Simple Certified Coach? Go to   ...

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#7: How Can You Keep Overhead from Getting Out of Hand? show art #7: How Can You Keep Overhead from Getting Out of Hand?

Business Made Simple with Donald Miller

A coke machine in the break room or a food truck party for your staff might sound like a fun idea. But the reality is – that’s overhead, and it’s slowing your business down (and costing you money). In part six of our seven-part series, How Your Business is an Airplane, we’re focusing on overhead. Sure, you’re going to have some expenses that don’t drive crazy revenue, and sometimes that’s okay. The answer isn’t to cut those expenses altogether – it’s to learn this simple formula so you know what’s worth your time, and what’s holding you back.   --   Want...

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