How to Overcome the Lack Mindset and Become Abundant EP#053

podcast scale Dec 18, 2019

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The year 2019 is coming to an end and we’re at a point in time where we start to evaluate ourselves. Have we done enough? I know some of you are starting to freak out because “I haven’t done any marketing.” For some, it’s a case of work having a ”few dry areas.”

I’ve seen and heard one too many colleagues and friends wanting to start a marketing plan in January. But why wait for January when you can do it now? 

Join me in today’s episode as we tackle the “lack mindset” and how you can actually overcome it. Enjoy!

 

What’s In This Episode:

  • Choosing between abundance and scarcity.
  • “You never really learn from success, you learn everything from failure.”
  • The dangers of...
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Are You Too Reliant on a Key Client? EP#052

podcast scale Dec 11, 2019

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Relying on one or two key clients could end up in the devastation of your business, especially if one of them leaves, or worse…both! Today, I’m going to do a solo episode about the dangers of relying on key clients.

I’ll be sharing a story about how this issue impacted my business at one point. How did we manage to mitigate the risks? As failure is at some point—inevitable, it is also important for one to be able to rise above it.

If you’re one of those people who rely on key clients, this episode is for you. Go ahead and enjoy it!

 

What’s In This Episode:

  • The dangers of being in business with one or two main clients.
  • Den shares a story about his experience related to relying on one or two main clients.
  • Why it’s...
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Being Authentic With Your Content With Matt Smolen (Part 2) EP#051

podcast scale Dec 04, 2019

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Last week, we had Matt Smolen talk to us about the processes and the journey he went through from being a freelancer to hiring his team. We had a deep dive into the business side of growing Balloon Tree Productions.

Just as promised, we’re bringing him back today to talk about the creative side of his business. Now, Matt believes delivering excellent quality is what keeps Balloon Tree Productions running. But what does excellence mean for Matt? Let’s hear it from the man himself.

 

What’s In This Episode:

  • Matt shares his passion for creating films and being a film director.
  • Matt talks about his short film, “There’s A Mobster Under My Bed,” and how he got into MIFF(Melbourne International Film Festival).
  • Matt relays his...
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How To Scale From Freelancer To A Team Of 4 With Matt Smolen (Part 1) EP#050

podcast scale Nov 27, 2019

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Business owners understand how responsibilities pile up once you decide to scale your business. Responsibilities are a lot easier to bear when we have people to share them with.

In today’s episode, I will be talking to Matt Smolen, owner of Balloon Tree Productions. Just like many other businesses, he started from humble beginnings as a solo freelancer. Matt will be sharing with us how he started, and what it takes to grow from a freelancer to having a team of your own.

 

What’s In This Episode:

  • Matt’s Backstory: How did Matt go from freelancing to being a business owner?
  • Why Matt has always been conscious about giving an excellent experience to his clients
  • Matt’s story of transition from freelancing to expanding and hiring people
  • ...
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Using LinkedIn For Lead Generation With Emily Wallace EP#049

podcast scale Nov 20, 2019

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One of the many reasons people go into the video business industry is they love sharing stories. The question is, what platforms can you use to tell that story and showcase your prowess in videos?

Today’s episode will be about the core aspects you need to understand in building an audience on LinkedIn. I will be speaking to Emily Wallace, who may not be in the video industry, but is reaching thousands of people via her video posts on LinkedIn. She will be sharing with us the secrets of her journey on LinkedIn — how she scaled her buyers advocate business dramatically in less than a year.

Three points we are going to discuss include: 1) Three core aspects of building your audience on LinkedIn; 2) Using the power of Sales Navigator to find any position...

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Video Production Business Manifesto With Ryan Spanger (Part 2) EP#048

podcast scale Nov 13, 2019

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In last week’s episode we had Ryan Spanger the owner and founder of Dream Engine with us. Ryan is not only a member of our Video Business Accelerator group.

Ryan actually wrote a manifesto which highlights all the lessons he has learned in 20 years in the industry.

This manifesto serves as his reminder to always stay on track; especially after all of the highs and lows he has experienced in running his business. 

Today, we will be picking up where we left off, and I know most of you are just as excited as I am so let’s not keep you waiting. Enjoy the show.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Second Part of Ryan Spanger’s Manifesto: All About the Clients

# 10: Give the clients what they want.

  • What do your clients...
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Video Production Business Manifesto With Ryan Spanger (Part 1) EP#047

podcast scale Nov 06, 2019

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After being in the video business industry for so long, it only takes a little loss of focus to lose track. But what does it take to make you stay in the game? How do you remind yourself that you have goals to achieve and dreams to chase?

Today, I’ll be speaking with one of my clients, Ryan Spanger, owner of Dream Engine. Ryan has been in the video production industry for 20 years, and his experience is immense. He will be sharing with us what he did to remind himself that he needs to stay on track, and how he keeps tabs on his thoughts, dreams, and goals.

If you’re going through a certain time in your business where everything just seems so dull, tune in and learn a lot of strategies for re-igniting your passion and focus.

 

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17 Lessons from The Accelerator Mastermind with Charley Valher EP#046

podcast scale Oct 30, 2019

 

4 times per year I get into a room with my accelerator clients and we spend 2 days masterminding.  You might be wondering what that is.

Today’s episode will be all about debriefing the recent mastermind event we did in Melbourne.

Since a lot of people are asking us what goes on at these events, we thought it would be cool to share with your what actually happens.

So if you haven’t had the chance to attend one but are curious then today is your lucky day as Charley and I will help you understand how you can take these lessons and apply them to your own business.

“The destination is not the goal. We’re setting an intention to head in a direction.” – Den Lennie

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Den’s biggest takeaway from the event
  • Charley’s observation of people’s transitions throughout the event
  • The challenges one faces in a period of transformation from freelancer to business owner
  • What makes the...
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Being Too Creative Could Scare Clients Off with Simeon Quarrie (Part 2) EP#045

podcast scale Oct 23, 2019

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In part one of our back-to-back episodes with Simeon Quarrie, he shared some insights about the efficiency brought about by starting work at 2am every day. We talked about his work ethic and his ability to scale up and down depending on the projects at hand. Simeon and I also discussed how he makes sure that he is always one step ahead in the video business industry.

Today, as we continue our discussion, Simeon will share with us how, oftentimes, being too creative can scare a client. Based on Simeon’s previous experiences, he will tell us how important it is to get the right balance between creativity and meeting the demands of clients.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Marketing Processes and Strategies: Getting more clients in the...
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Why I Start Work at 2AM Every Day with Simeon Quarrie (Part 1) EP#044

podcast scale Oct 16, 2019

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For filmmakers, it’s really essential to always be on top of your game. Staying focused is one of the key factors in making sure you are ahead in the industry. And this might sound a bit odd for you but our guest today has been practicing this habit of waking up at 2am every day. And it certainly helped a lot in terms of focus.

So, today’s episode will be really interesting as I speak with Simeon Quarrie, owner and CEO of VIVIDA. He will be giving us insights on how he adapted to this lifestyle and what it has done for his business. We will be discussing how he transitioned from weddings to corporate work and now VR.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Benefits of getting up and starting work early
  • How Simeon manages his health and...
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