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Bulletproof your Business

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Bulletproof your Business
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Welcome to the Bulletproof your Business Podcast where together we’re are going to throw on a flak jack, drop in behind enemy lines and conduct a recon. Together we'll SEEC+ out the connection to profits that are hidden in your business. Discovering the relation to the Mission Critical Elements of Profits, Safety and Productivity is the name of the game Now here's your host Spike Edwards

Latest Episodes

016 SharónLynn Wyeth: What’s in a Name

SharónLynn Wyeth: What’s in a Name In this episode, Spike andSharóndiscuss: ·How personal skills can help you start your business. ·Knowing how names play into hiring. ·How fundraising can influence your business. ·Communication to your business. Key Takeaways: ·Be confident in your skill sets and how you present them. ·Taking consideration in how your approach a challenge with another person. ·Neimology allows you to alter your sales approaches with different people. ·Understanding someone’s name can help you to have harmony in the work place. "Your birth name is your blueprint."—SharónLynn Wyeth AboutSharónLynn Wyeth: SharónLynn Wyeth [Shah-roneLinn Why-ith] has accomplishments to her credit in many Sharónis recognized internationally as a name expert as she can determine one's strengths, challenges and the purpose of one's life by deciphering a person's name.SharóncreatedNeimology Science, the study of the placement of the letters in a name, after 15 years of re...

26 MIN2018 OCT 29
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016 SharónLynn Wyeth: What’s in a Name

015 Kevin Wilde: Creativity and Innovation

Kevin Wilde: Creativity and Innovation In this episode, Spike and Kevin discuss: -The three key issues that Kevin sees in working with businesses. -The challenge of the mindset. -Thinking out of your box to see what changes can be made - disruptive change can put companies out of business. -How leadership can help or hinder the innovation process. -Becoming your own competitor to take advantage of innovation and business growth. Key Takeaways: -Having an innovation program can increase your performance over your competitors by significant margins. -Keep up on technology. Be aware – build a strong innovation team (such as TIPS - innovation profile system). -Have hundreds of ideas, the look at the ideas and see what the best of those ideas are. -Tap into the creative energy that is already on your team. "You can have the most creative team in place, but if you’re leadership doesn’t support it, ideas aren’t going anywhere. If a company wants to be more innovative, more creative, it...

22 MIN2018 OCT 22
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015 Kevin Wilde: Creativity and Innovation

014 Michael Levitt: Living Life with a Full Glass

Michael Levitt: Living Life with a Full Glass In this episode, Spike and Michael discuss: - How personal boundaries aren’t barriers. - Teaching how to achieve success. - Knowing that it is safe to say no. - The effect of burnout in medical careers. Key Takeaways: - Don’t live your life on empty. Boundaries help you recharge and care for yourself. - You should always feel safe enough in a workplace to say yes or no with confidence. - We need to work together as a community to make jobs safer for everyone. - You are setting the example for your team’s work life harmony. "Demonstrate a proper life harmony."—Michael Levitt About Michael Levitt: Michael Levitt with Breakfast Leadership, and published author of 369 Days: How to Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios, brings people back to life. Focused on helping individuals and leaders within corporations (Re)Learn BOUNDARIES in their work and personal lives – So that they can accomplish more, by doing less, which will save their ca...

31 MIN2018 OCT 15
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014 Michael Levitt: Living Life with a Full Glass

013 Meath Conlan: The Power of Core Human Values

Meath Conlan: The Power of Core Human Values In this episode, Spike and Meath discuss: -The importance of values and ethics in a company culture and in your individual life. -The values and things that make veterans stand out from the everyday individual on the street. -The importance of ethics and values to protect those individuals whom a company purports to represent. -Developing a respectful belief system and application of core human values. Key Takeaways: -The three guiding principles:1 - have a core respect for human values which determine the moral threshold for business activities, 2 – have a respect for local traditions and local people, 3 – context matters when deciding what is right and what is wrong. -The importance, as a leader, of seeing the diamond inside each individual, even if it is still rough. -It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. -The more aware and attentive you are to your own physical and mental health in the moment to moment, the more s...

32 MIN2018 OCT 8
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013 Meath Conlan: The Power of Core Human Values

012 Natalia Sanchez: Communication in Culture

Natalia Sanchez: Communication in Culture In this episode, Spike and Natalia discuss: ·The difference in communication in a manager versus a leader. ·The power of total team contribution and having everyone part of the greater vision. ·Communication is successful when we treat people with integrity, kindness, and compassion. ·3 Things CEOs and Business Leaders need to change to become best in class or world class. Key Takeaways: ·Lack of communication and support from ownership and management can lend to the destruction or vulnerability of a business and not to its success. ·Be willing to educate yourself in areas you may not be as strong in. ·Be aware of your mindset and your communication and how they are related in your day. ·Boundaries and expectancy have a huge ROI in your company. ·Consultants are a fantastic resource, but it is also up to the business leaders to be able to implement what they have learned from the consultant. "Leadership is not management. I really h...

32 MIN2018 OCT 1
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012 Natalia Sanchez: Communication in Culture

011 Allison Carpio: Know Your Real Avatar

Allison Carpio: Know Your Real Avatar In this episode, Spike and Allison discuss: ·Knowing who your customer to hone in your story. ·The four Avatar Myths and truths of the avatar. ·Three things business leaders/CEOs should know about story and avatar research. ·Things to look for when working with your avatar. Key Takeaways: ·An avatar is a single, real person, who represents your real, ideal customer. ·People are a lot more than what they just spend their money on. ·Start with one avatar, go deep with that one, then you can add on another. ·Keep an open mind, set your biases aside, and listen to your avatar. "Listen. Listen to your customers. Listen to what they are saying, listen to what they are not saying. Listen very closely."—Allison Carpio About Allison Carpio:Allison is a marketing consultant and copywriter who knows your customer better than they know themselves. That's because Allison specializes in avatar research. Then she turns that research into a high-perfor...

25 MIN2018 SEP 24
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011 Allison Carpio: Know Your Real Avatar

010 Dennis Dyce: Risk Management and Safety Culture

Dennis Dyce: Risk Management and Safety Culture In this episode, Spike and Dennis discuss: Risk management verses safety compliance. The three things that Dennis would recommend be put into business to reach an elite standard. The importance of conditioning when you are putting a program in place to best achieve success. Dennis’ biggest headaches with regards to safety and various programs. Key Takeaways: Risk is more encompassing than safety, but they are intertwined. You can’t give up – you have to continue on with safety, even when it seems like you’re just going in circles. Emergency management is only one component of business continuity – but it is important to have it squared away before an emergency happens. Safety culture is a living, breathing entity. It must evolve over time. "Safety is long term. It’s not a quick fix operation.”—Dennis Dyce About ERGT and Dennis: ERGTAustralia provides a professional, engaging and safe training service using simulated environment...

33 MIN2018 SEP 17
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010 Dennis Dyce: Risk Management and Safety Culture

Cyndi Padilla: The Impacts of your Leadership

About Cyndi Padilla: Cyndi is a sought-after Lifestyle Leader to ambitious women entrepreneurs. She is a 7-Figure Business-builder with expertise in leverage, scale and leadership development. She balances her business bad-assery with her reputation for BEING highly spiritual and creating mind-set & habits of high-performance. She has an unwavering faith and believes highly-successful women can create a life and have it EXACTLY as they choose. Cyndi's signature strengths are developing world-class teams and creating cultures of commitment, results and impeccable service. In this episode, Spike and Cyndi discuss: Cyndi's background and how she got here today. The effects that leaders have on their employees. How to engage your workforce before engaging with customers. The importance of morning rituals. Key Takeaways: Leaders can either raise or squash employees. Leadership is first making sure that clients and employees are taken care of. People need to know what the expectation is. ...

30 MIN2018 SEP 10
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Cyndi Padilla: The Impacts of your Leadership

Eric Hodgdon: Finding Resilience in Life and Business

Eric Hodgdon: Finding Resilience in Life and Business In this episode, Spike and Eric discuss: Eric’s story of his daughter and what he learned from her loss The importance of building cohesion and care in business The power of using story as a mode of engagement in the vision of the company What to do when life does happen in the workplace Key Takeaways: Be resilient while the sun is still shining When leadership cares about the employee base, it builds connections that can make amazing things happen As a leader, share your vision. Allow others to engage – they will want to follow you. When dealing with loss, you have to give yourself permission to process what happened “When it comes to corporate resilience, it absolutely has to be part of the process, part of the safety management system. When you train while the sun is still shining, you are ready for when the storm clouds come.” — Eric Hodgdon About Eric: Eric is a best-selling author, speaker, coach and a warrior for resi...

25 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Eric Hodgdon: Finding Resilience in Life and Business

Danielle Taylor: Millennials Fitting into the Workplace

About Danielle Taylor: Danielle (Dani) is a hardworking, free-thinking, problem-solving millennial who encountered the Nice Guys world by being at the right place at the right time. Serendipitous? Abso-freakin-lutely! As an adventure-seeker and hula hoop queen, Dani took a leap of faith and dove into the podcast universe head first... and hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not working on podcast production, she can be found daydreaming about her superpower of stopping time, kicking anyone’s butt at Monopoly as the beloved thimble (like there’s a better piece?!), or traveling to exotic places (Did we mention she loves to vacation?). Having the flexibility and independence of working on podcast production means you'll never know where in the world Dani is. In this episode, Spike and Danielle discuss: Danielle's story and how she got into the podcasting world. The different types of management, and what millennials prefer. The impacts of micro managing your employees and clients....

26 MIN2018 AUG 20
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Danielle Taylor: Millennials Fitting into the Workplace

Latest Episodes

016 SharónLynn Wyeth: What’s in a Name

SharónLynn Wyeth: What’s in a Name In this episode, Spike andSharóndiscuss: ·How personal skills can help you start your business. ·Knowing how names play into hiring. ·How fundraising can influence your business. ·Communication to your business. Key Takeaways: ·Be confident in your skill sets and how you present them. ·Taking consideration in how your approach a challenge with another person. ·Neimology allows you to alter your sales approaches with different people. ·Understanding someone’s name can help you to have harmony in the work place. "Your birth name is your blueprint."—SharónLynn Wyeth AboutSharónLynn Wyeth: SharónLynn Wyeth [Shah-roneLinn Why-ith] has accomplishments to her credit in many Sharónis recognized internationally as a name expert as she can determine one's strengths, challenges and the purpose of one's life by deciphering a person's name.SharóncreatedNeimology Science, the study of the placement of the letters in a name, after 15 years of re...

26 MIN2018 OCT 29
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016 SharónLynn Wyeth: What’s in a Name

015 Kevin Wilde: Creativity and Innovation

Kevin Wilde: Creativity and Innovation In this episode, Spike and Kevin discuss: -The three key issues that Kevin sees in working with businesses. -The challenge of the mindset. -Thinking out of your box to see what changes can be made - disruptive change can put companies out of business. -How leadership can help or hinder the innovation process. -Becoming your own competitor to take advantage of innovation and business growth. Key Takeaways: -Having an innovation program can increase your performance over your competitors by significant margins. -Keep up on technology. Be aware – build a strong innovation team (such as TIPS - innovation profile system). -Have hundreds of ideas, the look at the ideas and see what the best of those ideas are. -Tap into the creative energy that is already on your team. "You can have the most creative team in place, but if you’re leadership doesn’t support it, ideas aren’t going anywhere. If a company wants to be more innovative, more creative, it...

22 MIN2018 OCT 22
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015 Kevin Wilde: Creativity and Innovation

014 Michael Levitt: Living Life with a Full Glass

Michael Levitt: Living Life with a Full Glass In this episode, Spike and Michael discuss: - How personal boundaries aren’t barriers. - Teaching how to achieve success. - Knowing that it is safe to say no. - The effect of burnout in medical careers. Key Takeaways: - Don’t live your life on empty. Boundaries help you recharge and care for yourself. - You should always feel safe enough in a workplace to say yes or no with confidence. - We need to work together as a community to make jobs safer for everyone. - You are setting the example for your team’s work life harmony. "Demonstrate a proper life harmony."—Michael Levitt About Michael Levitt: Michael Levitt with Breakfast Leadership, and published author of 369 Days: How to Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios, brings people back to life. Focused on helping individuals and leaders within corporations (Re)Learn BOUNDARIES in their work and personal lives – So that they can accomplish more, by doing less, which will save their ca...

31 MIN2018 OCT 15
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014 Michael Levitt: Living Life with a Full Glass

013 Meath Conlan: The Power of Core Human Values

Meath Conlan: The Power of Core Human Values In this episode, Spike and Meath discuss: -The importance of values and ethics in a company culture and in your individual life. -The values and things that make veterans stand out from the everyday individual on the street. -The importance of ethics and values to protect those individuals whom a company purports to represent. -Developing a respectful belief system and application of core human values. Key Takeaways: -The three guiding principles:1 - have a core respect for human values which determine the moral threshold for business activities, 2 – have a respect for local traditions and local people, 3 – context matters when deciding what is right and what is wrong. -The importance, as a leader, of seeing the diamond inside each individual, even if it is still rough. -It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. -The more aware and attentive you are to your own physical and mental health in the moment to moment, the more s...

32 MIN2018 OCT 8
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013 Meath Conlan: The Power of Core Human Values

012 Natalia Sanchez: Communication in Culture

Natalia Sanchez: Communication in Culture In this episode, Spike and Natalia discuss: ·The difference in communication in a manager versus a leader. ·The power of total team contribution and having everyone part of the greater vision. ·Communication is successful when we treat people with integrity, kindness, and compassion. ·3 Things CEOs and Business Leaders need to change to become best in class or world class. Key Takeaways: ·Lack of communication and support from ownership and management can lend to the destruction or vulnerability of a business and not to its success. ·Be willing to educate yourself in areas you may not be as strong in. ·Be aware of your mindset and your communication and how they are related in your day. ·Boundaries and expectancy have a huge ROI in your company. ·Consultants are a fantastic resource, but it is also up to the business leaders to be able to implement what they have learned from the consultant. "Leadership is not management. I really h...

32 MIN2018 OCT 1
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012 Natalia Sanchez: Communication in Culture

011 Allison Carpio: Know Your Real Avatar

Allison Carpio: Know Your Real Avatar In this episode, Spike and Allison discuss: ·Knowing who your customer to hone in your story. ·The four Avatar Myths and truths of the avatar. ·Three things business leaders/CEOs should know about story and avatar research. ·Things to look for when working with your avatar. Key Takeaways: ·An avatar is a single, real person, who represents your real, ideal customer. ·People are a lot more than what they just spend their money on. ·Start with one avatar, go deep with that one, then you can add on another. ·Keep an open mind, set your biases aside, and listen to your avatar. "Listen. Listen to your customers. Listen to what they are saying, listen to what they are not saying. Listen very closely."—Allison Carpio About Allison Carpio:Allison is a marketing consultant and copywriter who knows your customer better than they know themselves. That's because Allison specializes in avatar research. Then she turns that research into a high-perfor...

25 MIN2018 SEP 24
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011 Allison Carpio: Know Your Real Avatar

010 Dennis Dyce: Risk Management and Safety Culture

Dennis Dyce: Risk Management and Safety Culture In this episode, Spike and Dennis discuss: Risk management verses safety compliance. The three things that Dennis would recommend be put into business to reach an elite standard. The importance of conditioning when you are putting a program in place to best achieve success. Dennis’ biggest headaches with regards to safety and various programs. Key Takeaways: Risk is more encompassing than safety, but they are intertwined. You can’t give up – you have to continue on with safety, even when it seems like you’re just going in circles. Emergency management is only one component of business continuity – but it is important to have it squared away before an emergency happens. Safety culture is a living, breathing entity. It must evolve over time. "Safety is long term. It’s not a quick fix operation.”—Dennis Dyce About ERGT and Dennis: ERGTAustralia provides a professional, engaging and safe training service using simulated environment...

33 MIN2018 SEP 17
Comments
010 Dennis Dyce: Risk Management and Safety Culture

Cyndi Padilla: The Impacts of your Leadership

About Cyndi Padilla: Cyndi is a sought-after Lifestyle Leader to ambitious women entrepreneurs. She is a 7-Figure Business-builder with expertise in leverage, scale and leadership development. She balances her business bad-assery with her reputation for BEING highly spiritual and creating mind-set & habits of high-performance. She has an unwavering faith and believes highly-successful women can create a life and have it EXACTLY as they choose. Cyndi's signature strengths are developing world-class teams and creating cultures of commitment, results and impeccable service. In this episode, Spike and Cyndi discuss: Cyndi's background and how she got here today. The effects that leaders have on their employees. How to engage your workforce before engaging with customers. The importance of morning rituals. Key Takeaways: Leaders can either raise or squash employees. Leadership is first making sure that clients and employees are taken care of. People need to know what the expectation is. ...

30 MIN2018 SEP 10
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Cyndi Padilla: The Impacts of your Leadership

Eric Hodgdon: Finding Resilience in Life and Business

Eric Hodgdon: Finding Resilience in Life and Business In this episode, Spike and Eric discuss: Eric’s story of his daughter and what he learned from her loss The importance of building cohesion and care in business The power of using story as a mode of engagement in the vision of the company What to do when life does happen in the workplace Key Takeaways: Be resilient while the sun is still shining When leadership cares about the employee base, it builds connections that can make amazing things happen As a leader, share your vision. Allow others to engage – they will want to follow you. When dealing with loss, you have to give yourself permission to process what happened “When it comes to corporate resilience, it absolutely has to be part of the process, part of the safety management system. When you train while the sun is still shining, you are ready for when the storm clouds come.” — Eric Hodgdon About Eric: Eric is a best-selling author, speaker, coach and a warrior for resi...

25 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Eric Hodgdon: Finding Resilience in Life and Business

Danielle Taylor: Millennials Fitting into the Workplace

About Danielle Taylor: Danielle (Dani) is a hardworking, free-thinking, problem-solving millennial who encountered the Nice Guys world by being at the right place at the right time. Serendipitous? Abso-freakin-lutely! As an adventure-seeker and hula hoop queen, Dani took a leap of faith and dove into the podcast universe head first... and hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not working on podcast production, she can be found daydreaming about her superpower of stopping time, kicking anyone’s butt at Monopoly as the beloved thimble (like there’s a better piece?!), or traveling to exotic places (Did we mention she loves to vacation?). Having the flexibility and independence of working on podcast production means you'll never know where in the world Dani is. In this episode, Spike and Danielle discuss: Danielle's story and how she got into the podcasting world. The different types of management, and what millennials prefer. The impacts of micro managing your employees and clients....

26 MIN2018 AUG 20
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Danielle Taylor: Millennials Fitting into the Workplace
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