As a continuation of my inspirational people interview series here on the blog, I'm excited to introduce you to Scott Siegel, founder of Beacon Sales Advisors (and powered by Sales XCeleration). Formerly from up north in Massachusetts, Scott moved to the Atlanta area in 2017 where he eventually launched his sales consulting business (working with companies from $1m-$50m to grow revenue).
Knowing a similar network of people in the Atlanta area, we eventually got connected and met up in-person.
Scott has a vast range of experience in the business world and is a reliable leader to know and hopefully work with (if you need guidance and support to grow your sales team and revenue).
So, without any further rambling from me, let's jump into my interview with Scott and hear what has to say about living better and working smarter.
Read the written interview with Scott Siegel
In my second interview (click here to listen to the first one) on the Timecamp: Stay on Top of Your Work podcast, Kate Kurzawska and I have a discussion about my new book for striving small business owners, The Jump.
What Is Timecamp?
If you're not familiar, Timecamp (affiliate link) is a time tracking tool your team will actually use. It's available on their computer and mobile devices, and they have a free forever plan for single freelance users.
"Listen to #49 episode in which Jason talks about his latest book, The Jump: From Chaos To Clarity For Your Striving Small Business! Find out how to transform your striving business into a success, how to clarify chaos and clear up all doubts."
In this episode, we explore the following topics.
- Understanding why your business is stalling.
- What is the Jump, and what are the four steps to make it?
- What you need to consider as part of making The Jump
- What is IDEMA and The Formula For Intentionality?
- When is it better not to make The Jump and move on from your business?
- The clues we can find about our future are often found in our origin story.
Click the play button below to begin listening to this podcast episode.
Click here to read the transcript of the interview.
For the past few months (and through half of 2020), I'm participating in a Gwinnett Church Leadership Development Group (LDG) as a stepping stone towards further involvement at our church.
It's a small group of guys with two leaders guiding us through an in-depth and genuine (as opposed to superficial) spiritual discovery of God, ourselves, and each other.
As part of the journey, we'll be reading a book (and sharing our takeaway) between each month's meeting and this month was the book Bo's Cafe by John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol (affiliate link).
The fictional book follows the story of a man in a mid-life crisis, primarily in the context of his marriage falling apart. The more he holds onto and attempts to superficially fix his marriage and himself the more his relationship with his wife slips through his fingers. But, along the way, an older gentleman begins mentoring him. As he helps the main character navigate through the challenges, we move closer to the root problem that is causing all the chaos.
Much of the story reminded me of the difficult journey that followed after moving from Arizona to Atlanta in my own life and marriage.
Below are my lessons learned, key insights and highlighted quotes from the book.
Continue reading about what came out of my read of Bo's Cafe
My wife recently launched a podcast about the conversations we have with our children, and I'm a guest on the latest episode.
Here is Cait's summary of the podcast: "It is our passion and dedication to helping parents have conversations with their kids. We share real-life parent-child conversations, interviews with parents, and conversational tools."
Click to listen to the conversation podcast interview about one-on-one time with our kids
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Infostack has selected my Path of the Freelancer Skillshare course to be included in their Side Hustle Toolbox 2.0.
The toolbox package includes 17 ecourses (including Path of the Freelancer), 6 ebooks, ready-to-use checklists, and bonus tools and resources.
The cost of the box is $49, and the value of the items in it $2,000. If just a handful of the offered products are of value, it's worth the purchase, so definitely check it out.
The deal expires on October 22nd, my birthday, so if you plan to buy do it now.
If you're interested in this toolbox, click this link to learn more.
Here is a list of all side-hustle products included in the package.
I'm a big fan and an affiliate of FreeeUp (Think Upwork, but a million times better). Freeeup finds and qualifies great freelancers around the world to help you get your small business projects done. If you don't have the time to find a good freelancer, Freeeup will do it for you (saving us all a ton of time!).
As part of the launch of my second book for small business owners, they've invited me to write up a guest article for their blog about the concepts explored in The Jump. In this interview article, I share and elaborate on the following ideas.
- The Inspiration for The Jump
- Helping Others Attain Small Business Clarity
- A Move from Chaos to Order
- Owning Small Business Clarity
- The 5-Step Process for Transformation
- Parting Advice for the FreeeUp Community
If you're interested in getting a glimpse into my new book and exploring these business insights further, click here to read my article for Freeeup.
Today is the day!
My second book is now available. There are very few things the feel as good as finishing a book! I'm glad, grateful, and satisfied to finish this book for small business owners.
The book is called The Jump: From Chaos to Clarity For Your Striving Small Business. Learn more about the book and download the first few chapters for free visiting the book's launch page. If you'd like to get straight to purchasing the book, simply click here to view on Amazon. Note: Buy the paperback copy and get the Kindle edition for free.
In many ways, this book is a letter to a younger version of myself as I entered into entrepreneurship unprepared to the journey that lied ahead of me. It's now a powerful milestone in my own transformational journey, but an inspirational story with insights for those trekking down the entrepreneurship path.
Continue reading about the book's dedication and introduction