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Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

In this episode we talk about how you deal with adversity, challenges, and hard time.  We all face challenges.  How we handle these challenges is important.  More importantly, who we become after these challenges are over and the effect we have on other people is huge.  We share insights from the book The Coffee Bean and how you can react like a carrot, egg, or coffee bean when facing challenges.

   

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • Why self-awareness is so important.  It’s half the battle.   
  • How asking yourself “Do I want to be a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?” can help you navigate tough challenges  
  • The difference between being a carrot, an egg, and a coffee bean when things get tough  

  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  • Think about how you deal with the challenges you face.  Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean? 

  

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The other side of Mother Teresa

How does the amazing work done by Mother Teresa apply to entrepreneurs?  We all need help – whether you’re living in poverty or living your dream with a successful business.  The difference is in the kind of help they need.  Mother Teresa helped everyone, not just the poor and we talk about her good work and how to use it as inspiration in our everyday lives as an entrepreneur.    

   

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • A little more about Mother Teresa that you might not already know, and how it can apply to your life and your business 
  • How the work of Mother Teresa can help you find more clarity and meaning in the work you do  
  • Why entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes can have an impact on their community  

  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  

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Why and how 80% is better than 100%

Most entrepreneurs have big goals, and many get overwhelmed with the details to achieve those goals.  We share tools in this podcast that will help you achieve your goals without being overwhelmed and maybe even set bigger and bigger goals for yourself.  We focus on the Pareto Principal – the 80/20 rule.  This applies to your customers, headaches, and profits.   

   

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • What is the 80/20 rule and how you can approach it from several different angles 
  • How to increase your profits without increasing your headaches  
  • Why you should think about 80% not 100% when you start a project  
  • How the 80/20 rule can help you come up with a minimal viable product  
  • Why you should be thinking “Who” and not “How” 

  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  • Any time you approach a new project or venture remind yourself 80% is good enough.  
  • Try to think in terms of “Who” not “How” when you approach different tasks in your business 

  

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Are you hostage to your business?

Many entrepreneurs started their business because they wanted more freedom but now find themselves a hostage to their business.  What would the impact be if you left your business for 2 weeks?  What does that tell you about your freedom?  In this podcast, we talk about 4 types of freedoms: freedom of time, freedom of money, freedom of purpose, and freedom of relationships.  By the end of this podcast, you’ll have more clarity about entrepreneurial freedom and how to get there.   

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • What is entrepreneurial freedom and why it’s the opposite of being a hostage to your business 
  • The difference between being a “business owner” and being “self-employed”  
  • What is freedom of money for an entrepreneur  
  • Why entrepreneurs have more freedom of relationships than corporate executives  
  • How some entrepreneurs lose their freedom of purpose when they build their business 
  • Why freedom of time relies on a systems-dependent business not a human-dependent business 

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  • Take inventory and be honest with yourself about how you’re doing with the 4 freedoms 
  • Ask yourself if you could leave your business for 2 weeks without interruption to the business  
  • Identify steps you could take so you can go on a 2-week vacation without working    

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Why Lottery Winners Go Broke

You might be running your business just like the person who bought a lottery ticket.  You’re hoping that you’ll hit the jackpot one day and sell out.  When it comes to your business, both winners and losers have the same goals, but winners have systems that help them get there instead of relying on luck or chance.  We talk about why setting up systems is more important than setting goals and how systems help you build a health and successful business.   

   

In this episode, we’ll share:  

  • Why people who win the lottery, just like entrepreneurs who sell their business, are often unhappy  
  • The concept of Entrepreneurial Poverty that some entrepreneurs are stuck in and unhappy 
  • The importance of systems to run a healthy business and how it can differentiate winners from losers  
  • The difference between systems and goals and why systems have more to do with your success  
  • The 3 main areas of your business that should have systems: Sales and Marketing, Administration and Finance, and Operations and Service Delivery  
  • Why you should apply a systems approach to both your personal and professional life  

  

More information  

Here’s why lottery winners go broke, Abigail Hess, CNBC  

You might also be interested in the other episodes we mention in this podcast: 

  • How a 1% Improvement Makes You 37 Times Better in English or Arabic 
  • Infancy, Adolescence, and Maturity Stages for the Entrepreneur in English or Arabic   

 

Visit our website to learn more about this podcast www.Riadi.me 

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How a 1% Improvement Makes You 37 Times Better

In this episode, we discuss why some people accomplish their goals while others don’t – including a story about the British cycling team who made small improvements to build a very successful team.

Some entrepreneurs are wildly successful (which doesn’t mean they have a big business necessarily) and we discuss what they’re doing different than the entrepreneurs aren’t as successful.  We focus on the importance of making small, incremental improvements over time and the significant impact it can have on your life and business.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why small, 1% improvements can make a big difference over time and help you transform your business
  • How making a 1% improvement in one part of your business can affect other areas of your business and your life
  • The concept of habit stacking and the value of adding new habits to ones you already have
  • Why all you need is a slight edge over your competition to be on top of the pack

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:

  • Target a 1% improvement every day
  • Consider how you can stack new habits with habits you’re already doing

More information

Atomic Habits by James Clear

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Are You Chasing The Sunset?

In this podcast episode, we talk specifically to entrepreneurs and highly ambitious people who have a sense of dissatisfaction or frustration.  While everything might look perfect to the outside world, entrepreneurs often have a sense of disenchantment – something we call “Chasing the sunset.”   We talk about the concept of the Gap and why it’s common for entrepreneurs who are measuring themselves against their ideals.  This podcast also includes discussion about three tools that can help you become happier and more fulfilled as an entrepreneur.    

In this episode, you’ll discover:  

  • More about what the discontent and frustration is and why you have it 
  • Why some entrepreneurs are happy and fulfilled and others are not  
  • Tools that can help you become a happier and more fulfilled entrepreneur  
  • The concept of The Gap and the Gain  
  • How an entrepreneur’s brain is different, and why self-awareness is important  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to:  

  • Measure against specifics and not generalities  
  • How to measure your success backwards 
  • Appreciate the past  

More information  

The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan  

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Why Entrepreneurs are the Real Heroes

In this episode, we debunk the myth that all successful run large multi-million-dollar businesses.   Small giants are every-day entrepreneurs running successful businesses.   

In this episode, you’ll discover: 

  • Some real-world facts about entrepreneurs and their success.  
  • Common misconceptions about successful entrepreneurs: the size of their business, their motives, and their background.  
  • Why we should look to more than just athletes, entertainers, and politicians as our heroes and recognize entrepreneurs as inspiration.  
  • The difference between a proactive and a reactive hero.   
  • Why successful entrepreneurs have a big impact on their community and the community of their employees.  

In this episode, we’ll challenge you to: 

  • Recognize your accomplishments as an entrepreneur.  You are a hero!   
  • Look for other entrepreneurs that you can think of as a hero  
  • Think about the ways you’ve made a positive impact on those around you.   

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You might also be interested in the following Riadi Club podcasts: 

Why most small businesses don’t work Part 1 English or Arabic 

Why most small businesses don’t work Part 2 English or Arabic  

Why a for-profit business is the best non-profit English or Arabic  

90 days, 25 years, and 100 tries English or Arabic  

 

Learn more about this podcast on our website http://akwade.website/riadi/87  

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How healthy is your business?

Welcome to This episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.    

It’s common for someone to ask you how big your business is or how many employees you have.  But has anyone asked you how healthy your business is?  In this podcast we want you to start thinking differently about the health of your business and how you view profits.  We challenge you to pay yourself first. 

In this episode, you’ll discover: 

  • Why the health of your business is more important than the size of your business 
  • Why it’s important to pay yourself first  
  • How to flip the traditional Revenue – Expenses = Profit formula on its head 
  • The true difference between Revenue and Real Revenue  
  • A plan to focus on a health business regardless of its size  

 

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Profits First by Mike Michalowicz 

 

Source: Profits First by Mike Michalowicz  

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Do You Have a “Not To Do” List?

Welcome to This episode of The Riadi Club Podcast.

Does the idea of a Not To Do List seem strange?  Do you have one?  You should.  Most entrepreneurs don’t need to add more to their To Do list.  In this podcast, we talk about how important it is for entrepreneurs to focus on the activities around their Unique Ability.  Other activities belong on your Not To Do List for you to either eliminate, delegate, or automate.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • That most entrepreneurs have too many things on their To Do List that is outside of their Unique Ability
  • Why you want to spend 80% of your time working within your Unique Ability
  • Why your Not To Do List is more important than your To Do List
  • What kind of tasks belong on your Not To Do List
  • The importance of delegating, eliminating, or automating tasks
  • How to structure your work week so you have focus days and buffer days
  • Why focusing on only 3 primary tasks each day and 3 priorities each week

 

Your call to action from this podcast

  1. Create a list of the things you do today that you hate to do and find draining. Don’t worry about who’s going to do it or how it’s going to get done.
  2. Determine which of the things you listed can be eliminated, which can be delegated, and which can be automated. Every month, schedule a one-hour Not To Do List meeting with yourself where you focus on eliminating, delegating, or automating the tasks on the list
  3. Choose 2 or 3 days during your workweek that you dedicate as “focus” days where you are working within your Unique Ability and not doing anything on your Not To Do List

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