Why Stitcher is My Favorite Podcast Tool

Today I will keep it short & sweet.

I love consuming content by reading blogs, watching videos & listening to podcasts. The Stitcher app is my number one source for listening to all my favorite podcasts. It has over 65,000 podcasts to choose from and no I am not getting paid to share this with you.

Give it a try while you're working or working out. Last week I shared an awesome inspirational story I heard on Entrepreneur Onfire about John Morrow. If you haven't had a chance to check it out then go do it now. It will motivate you beyond your wildest dreams.

Check out stitcher.  What are your favorite tools to listen to a podcast? Share with me in the comments below.

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3 Tips For Starting an Online Business in Health and Wellness

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You love all things health: nutrition, coaching people, holistic living. So you decided that you are finally going to follow your bliss and start your online business focusing on health and wellness. Or you may already be in business.  In any case it never hurts to do a business checkup periodically to make sure everything is running smoothly.  If you have jumped into the health and wellness space to help people in person or online via coaching or both, having the right business basics in place will help you to serve your clients well.

 Tip 1: GET A BUSINESS COACH

I think this is the best place to start when you are ready to move from being an employee to an owner. It's also great if you're an owner right now and your business is not growing. According to Entrepreneur.com, "A business coach is somebody who helps you move from where you are to where you want to be, and does so by solely focusing on your goals". Here is a great article on 10 ways hiring a coach will help you reach success. 

    TIP 2:  INVEST IN YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    There is a myriad of ways to gain knowledge for your health and wellness business:

    Podcasts: The Wellpreneur by Amanda Cook is a great audio resource for health and wellness professionals filled with great tips on how to make your business a success. The podcast Entrepreneur On Fire by John Lee Dumas will keep you inspired about your entrepreneurial journey.

    Networking: If you are looking for a great place to learn about how coaching fits into your business and network with like minds then check out Dan Miller's site 48days.net. It is a hub for entrepreneurs in general but more specifically coaching entrepreneurs.

    Certification: A great way to continue to stay abreast of the latest trends in the industry and display credibility to your clients is to have a certification in your field of focus. The Integrative Nutrition site is a great place to start the research process. This list on the Exercise Science Guide site is another great place to check out.

    TIP 3:  PUT THE NUTS & BOLTS  FIRMLY IN PLACE

    Do you have a robust internet connection? Have you maintained your business license or researched your business name? On the site Long Live The internet, they suggest that "One of the most important steps to starting an eCommerce business is getting organizing with a To-Do list". Here are a few things they suggest you have on your list:

    • Define your startup capital $$
    • Decide on a name
    • Register your domain name
    • Setup your email
    • File your corporate paperwork
    • Get a federal Tax id EIN
    • Register with the State for Sales Tax
    • Setup your bank account
    • Fund your account
    • Get checks and debit/credit card
    • Get a phone number
    • Decide on an accounting strategy
    • Design your logo

    The journey to being a successful health and wellness entrepreneur can be exciting. It will run more smoothly if you have a good plan in place. These 3 tips are a great place to start to help you along the way. 

    Do you have some other tips for getting started or restarted as a health and wellness entrepreneur? Share with me in the comments below.

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    Why You Should Listen To Podcast For Professional Development

    Everyone has a podcast. If you can think of a topic, then someone has probably created a podcast for it. Topics can range from comedy to self-help. All this is nice you may say, but why should I care? In my humble opinion, podcast are one of the number one ways for busy entrepreneurs to learn on the go and get real-time information that can be deployed immediately in their business. We are all busy and we all must stay on top of the latest trends in our industry to be successful. Listening to business focused podcast does the trick. Not sure where to begin? Check out a few of these podcasts to get your creative entrepreneurial juices flowing:

    Entrepreneur On Fire 

    Leaders In The Trenches

    The Fizzle Show

    Smart Passive Income w/Pat Flynn

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