Tough Things First | A Conversation with Ray Zinn

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As the trailblazing founder and CEO of Micrel, Inc., one of the world’s leading microchip companies, Ray Zinn bootstrapped his company, achieved consistent profitability, and delivered a total equity value of more than $800 million at its acquisition.

In 37 years of leading this publicly traded microchip empire, he saw it through the dot-com bust and Great Recession―with only one unprofitable year―relying on his discipline as a leader, passion as an inventor, and training as an athlete. Zinn is in the process of launching a Silicon Valley accelerator that will help business visionaries build profitable, enduring companies.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn why we tend to put of some of our most important work
  • Discover how Ray took the contrarian view of start up companies and venture capital
  • Learn why 9 out of 10 start ups fail and how you can avoid that trap
  • Realize that it’s important to help your employees have an entrepreneurial mindset

“You have to be committed to saying I’m going to learn to love the things I hate doing.” Ray Zinn

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Family Business Succession Plans | A Conversation with Doug Box

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Cloyce Box was larger than life. He left his career as a Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Detroit Lions to rise to corporate fame and extravagant wealth in construction and the oil and gas industries. His sprawling estate in Frisco, Texas, was used as the original Southfork Ranch in the television soap opera Dallas. Cloyce ran both his companies and his family with a firm hand and inextricably linked the two by raising his sons in the business. When he finally passed, he left a wake of collapsing relationships at home and in the boardroom.

Texas Patriarch is the taut family saga of four brothers’ struggle to determine the fate of the empire built by their father. In his long shadow, they fought over money and power, nearly destroying both the business and the family. After quarrels and litigation, they finally managed to rediscover each other and the importance of family.

Author Doug Box, son of the Texas Patriarch, has made a career from this experience, guiding families through turmoil to retain both their wealth and their connections with each other. He is using the lessons of his journey to help you avoid similar turmoil.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn why one of the first steps is to determine if there is a viable role for every family member in the business
  • Understand the importance of creating a governance body after the founder is gone
  • Learn why 60-70% of family businesses fail from generation 1 to 2, and 90% fail from 2 to 3
  • Realize that lack of planning is the bigger reason businesses fail to make the transition

“Even the siblings not involved in the business end up getting involved because it’s part of the family dynamic.” Douglas Box

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Becoming an Author | A Conversation with Cheryl Bradshaw

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Have you ever thought about writing a book?

In this episode we talk with author Cheryl Bradshaw about what it takes.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Bradshaw writes in the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and supernatural suspense. To date, she has published almost two dozen novels and novellas, including her New York Times bestselling mystery series based on a sassy, OCD challenged private eye named Sloane Monroe.

In 2013, Bradshaw’s fourth novel in the series, Stranger in Town, was a finalist for a Shamus Award, and that same year, book three in the series, I Have a Secret, won best thriller of the year from eFestival of Words. She was raised in California and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn how Cheryl hands writing blocks
  • Understand the importance of focusing on the business side of being an author
  • Learn the importance of being willing to try everything
  • Realize the need for a strong community of fellow authors

“The fun part is writing and connecting with fans. But the realistic part is I spend more time working on the business end.” Cheryl Bradshaw

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Immediate Happiness | A Conversation with Anil Gupta

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What if you could create a feeling of happiness on demand?

Our guest today, Anil Gupta, says you can.

Anil, is an electrifying catalyst for profound change who has devoted his life to helping people rise out of pain and blockage into overflowing abundance, happiness and fulfilment. He has a gift for identifying blocks and patterns that are keeping a person stuck and uses his intuitive gifts to reconnect people with their spirit, truth and life’s purpose. Anil wakes up people’s souls to live a richer, fuller life and ultimately to realize their greatness.

His reputation as an intuitive transformer has taken him to many countries where he has been called upon to work with people to clear their minds out of dated beliefs and life patterns that are keeping them stuck in their lives. People are ready and eager to heal their personal pain and relationship issues, and he has been blessed with the knowledge and tools now to make that possible in a unique and rapid manner.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn how you can control your emotions
  • Understand that focusing on the wrong things will keep you trapped
  • Learn the three G’s that lead to happiness
  • Realize the biggest mistake parents make

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.