The Professional

Veterans Make Good Entrepreneurs

An episode of The Professional

By Gary A. Roth
About
Do you know what it takes to be a professional? Merriam-Webster defines a professional as one who is "characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession" and "exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace."

This podcast is dedicated to becoming the best at what you do. It's about being the best at work, at home, at a party or on the field. We're going tackle the things that few people talk about. Topics like self-education, etiquette and relationship building will be explored in a way that you can put into action!
More places to listen
Do you know what it takes to be a professional? Merriam-Webster defines a professional as one who is "characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession" and "exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace."

This podcast is dedicated to becoming the best at what you do. It's about being the best at work, at home, at a party or on the field. We're going tackle the things that few people talk about. Topics like self-education, etiquette and relationship building will be explored in a way that you can put into action!
www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/

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Episode 13: $15 Federal Minimum Wage
This podcast episode discusses the impact of a rapid increase of the Federal minimum wage to $15.00.  Although it is a controversial issue, it should come as no surprise that a rapid increase of labor costs would have significant impacts on the country.  Many cities and states have already increased their minimum wages with mixed results.  A case study done in Seattle, Washington shows how dangerous a rapid increase in minimum wage can be. Department of Labor Website is here. CNBC article is here. Washington Post article is here. Hertiage Foundation article is here.  Please share this episode.
22:26
December 10, 2019
Episode 12: Interview with NewAir CEO, Luke Peters
Founder of NewAir, Luke Peters, comes on the show to talk about products, leadership and innovation. This is a great episode for anyone that is starting from scratch, just like Luke did! He has a great origin story that is inspirational and instructional. You will certainly enjoy it.
31:28
December 2, 2019
Episode 11: Interview with David Meerman Scott
David Meerman Scott is an entrepreneur, speaker, influencer and 3 time best selling author. His newest book, "Fanocracy" is due out next year and is sure to cause an uproar in business and marketing circles. In this episode, we talk about "fandom" and how to turn your customers into the kind of fans that will keep you in business for years to come! Learn more about David here, you won't regret it.
44:45
November 29, 2019
Episode 10: The Hustle Builds a Network with Romina
Romina is the young hustler down in Florida who produces the RM Podcast FL. Much like this show, she interviews successful people with the hopes of pulling out information that can be used by the rest of us. Her story is very remarkable, coming here alone at the age of 17 to start her life in America. Since then, she has produced almost 40 podcast episodes and worked on her dream of personal success. It was a great interview and I hope that you will listen to her show and also be inspired by what we discuss on this episode. Thanks!
37:18
November 24, 2019
Episode 9: Debt Management with Financial Coach Jess
With the student loan crisis looming over millions in the United States, it is important to know how to avoid debt as much as possible or even control it if you already have it. That's where today's guest comes into play. Coach Jess has been helping people climb out of student loan debt and other obligations for several years. Her insights on debt management are incredible. Tune in and take notes! Jess's website: https://www.financialcoachjess.com/
42:57
November 22, 2019
Episode 8: Empathetic Leadership
Empathetic leadership is a vastly underrated business skill that is in high demand. In today's culture, you simply must do everything you can to understand the perspective of the other person. To fail to do so is disastrous! More than preventing failure, performance is greatly improved when leaders understand their most precious resource: their people. Listen to this episode and gain the skills needed to improve your empathy. Follow us on Twitter: @blue_leadership Let's connect on Instagram: @bluecollarconsulting
18:42
November 6, 2019
Episode 7: Holding Players Accountable
If you want to achieve any kind of success as a leader, you're going to have to hold your people accountable. No, this is not a pass for Micro-management, but rather a call to do right by your team. There are five points to hold your folks accountable and we talk about 'em all! The book: https://amzn.to/34hqW3P
17:31
October 30, 2019
Episode 6: Interview with Brandon Madison, Professional Barber
Brandon Madison is a Navy Veteran, Professional Barber and overall incredibly interesting dude. He's been my barber since I arrived in Birmingham and I just had to get him on the show. From going nowhere to being one of the best barbers in the city, he has quite the story. In this episode, we talk about ownership, quality of work and really just doing everything you can in the space you're in. It's a great talk! Find Brandon here: https://www.singlebarrelbarbershop.com/
20:58
October 7, 2019
Episode 5: The Antonio Brown Situation
The Antonio Brown situation clogged all the sports headlines over the weekend and for good reason. This NFL player essentially squandered over 40 million dollars because of his off field antics. Long time known as a diva, his decisions cost him a hefty contract in Oakland. Tune in for the full story and how it plays out to professionals all over the world. Twitter: @blue_leadership
14:00
September 9, 2019
Episode 4: Being Professional On Social Media
Internet trolls beware! On today's episode, we talk about the best practices for remaining professional on social media. It's really quite simple. All you have to do is ignore the haters, support your supporters, and continue to be consistent. Social media is not a place for settling disputes, winning a political argument or even lashing out at someone. If it's not nice, then it's not appropriate for social. If you want to be a troll, ignore all of my advice. I would love your connection on Instagram! @bluecollarconsulting
13:05
September 1, 2019
Episode 3: Storytelling For Success With Andrew Weiss
Storytelling has long been a part of human communication, but it has never been as important as it is today. Let's face it, the world is noisy! If you want to stand out, get ahead or even get noticed, you simply have to be an amazing communicator. Professional speaker Andrew Weiss called into the show and was incredibly helpful in making anyone a much better speaker. Tune in and learn from the best. Andrew's website is here and you can find him on Instagram here.
29:20
August 9, 2019
Episode 2: How To Handle Gossip In The Workplace
Gossip infiltrates every single work environment. It doesn't matter whether it's an elite Army unit or a human resources office. The spreading of juicy information seems to draw appeal from nearly every demographic. No one can resist! Unfortunately, however, gossip costs the company time, morale and potentially even safety. In this episode, we cover the top 10 ways to eliminate office gossip so that you can be the best. Remember, professionals don't gossip!
15:12
August 1, 2019
Episode 1: What It Means To Be A True Professional
What does it mean to be a professional?  A professional always gives the best performance, the maximum effort. A professional has great relationships, a high level of respect at home and at work while also being someone that is highly sought after. Professionals aren't just great at their place of employment, they are also great in the gym, on the field, at home and in the office. They command respect and give it just as easily. They are humble, yet proud. They learn and ask questions. They are bold and yet still find a way to rally those who are skeptical. They build trust and are reliable. In short, professionals are truly valuable people. Join us as we discover what it means to be a professional and learn how to become one!
05:52
July 30, 2019
Episode 62: Veteran Bargains
On today's show, we are joined by James Bower, the founder of VeteranBargains.com, a company he started several years ago with the focus of bringing amazing deals to Veterans. On his website, you will find hundreds of discounts and special deals just for those among us who served. Not only that, there are also several bargains for first responders! He made a vow to add one new deal every day for as long as he can. In other words, the site is growing every single day! Know of a Veteran discount? Want to offer one from your business or service? Know of a good will story towards Veterans? Feel free to email James at info@veteranbargains.com and he will be happy to hear from you!
38:49
July 19, 2019
Episode 61: Managing Yourself - Second Career Options
In today's society, people are working longer and longer. However, it should be noted that very few work in the same career field they started in. How do you expect to manage this transition? Peter Drucker has some great tips! Tune in. Let's connect on Twitter! @blue_leadership
16:59
July 17, 2019
Episode 60: Managing Yourself Part 4 - Contribute
You have discovered your strengths, you know your values, but where will you contribute? Peter Drucker's famous letter on managing yourself will help you discover where you should contribute. Just imagine knowing exactly what to do! Tune in and you will learn. Follow us on Twitter: @blue_leadership Connect on Instagram: @bluecollarconsulting
20:32
July 13, 2019
Episode 59: Managing Yourself Part 3 - Values
Everyone has values, that cannot be debated. However, many people are working in organizations that directly challenge their personal and professional values. This conflict creates eroded performance, emotional exhaustion and a host of other problems. In today's episode we continue the thoughts of Peter Drucker and how values become more important in the work place. If you're on Twitter, please connect with us! Blue_Leadership is our handle. See you there.
16:25
July 8, 2019
Episode 58: Managing Yourself Part 2
Not only do you need to know who you are, you need to know what you are made of. How do you learn? How do you work best? Do you need structure? In today's episode, we talk about how important it is to ask the right questions to yourself. These periods of introspection are absolutely crucial and they deserve a lot of time. Please tune in and grow from the learning. Let's connect on Twitter: @blue_leadership
15:31
July 2, 2019
Episode 57: Managing Yourself Part 1
Peter Drucker is known as the creator of modern management. Even though his words were spoken decades ago, the truth rings more true today than ever. He was well known for discussing the need to focus on your strengths and go where you can make a real difference. Too many times we are concerned about compensating for our weakness, hoping for mediocrity at best. Listen in as we discuss the importance of a feedback strategy and why it makes sense to be strong! HBR Review Book Link: https://amzn.to/2FBwrAq
19:45
June 27, 2019
Episode 56: 10 Keys To Effective Teams
Susan Wheelan wrote "Creating Effective Teams" and it revolutionized the business world. Today, we will discuss the ten keys to effective teams and what they mean for groups of people today. Those ten keys are: Goals Roles Interdependence Communication & Feedback Leadership Discussion, decision making and planning Implementation & evaluation Norms & individual differences Structure Cooperation & conflict management You can find Susan's book here: https://amzn.to/31AG0sN Find us on Twitter: @blue_leadership
17:12
June 16, 2019
Episode 55: Inspiration & Influence
An Army leader is anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals. Army leaders motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command to pursue actions, focus thinking and shape decisions for the greater good of the organization.  You can apply these very same principles, no matter what kind of organization you're in. You can find more inspiration on Twitter and Instagram. Let's connect!
19:46
May 17, 2019
Leadership Challenges
Being a leader isn't easy, but it's also not impossible. On today's episode, we uncovered a 2012 article that contained the "12 biggest leadership challenges" and explored each one. Solutions were offered, but so where some additional challenges. Tune in and learn. Got a suggestion? Shoot me an email: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com
23:17
May 2, 2019
Leverage Social Media For Any Business
Let's face it, everyone is on social media. Yes, I know you know a few people that aren't, but are you really going to ignore these platforms because of a few people? I know for a fact you can grow your business, any business, by using social media in the way that I suggest in this episode. If you happen to be in the lawn care business, I would HIGHLY recommend that you listen in because you're my guinea pig this week. As always, big shout out to Gary Vaynerchuck for the inspiration. Follow me on Instagram for daily motivation: @bluecollarconsulting #leadership #marketing #entrepreneur
18:13
April 14, 2019
Ron Carucci Discusses Advanced Leadership
Talk about knowing your leadership! Ron Carucci is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with CEOs and senior executives of organizations ranging from Fortune 50s to start-ups in pursuit of transformational change. His consulting has taken him to more than 20 different countries on four continents. He has consulted to some of the world’s most influential CEOs and executives on issues ranging from strategy to organization to leadership. He has worked extensively in the health sciences, biotech, and healthcare provider sectors and in the technology, consumer products, and retail food and beverage industries. He has led work on several large-scale merger integrations and subsequent culture change initiatives and enterprise-level global organizational redesigns.  Navalent's website can be found here, along with all of their incredibly helpful resources. If you'd like to connect with Ron, you can find him on LinkedIn here and his Twitter account can be followed here.
43:24
April 3, 2019
You're Not Special (Explicit Language)
Mark Manson is the Author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" and it is life-changing. His principles on entitlement and embracing the negativity of life are truly counter-intuitive and might just be the best advice on the planet. I would HIGHLY encourage you to get this book and get it now. Borrow it, buy a used copy or steal it, I don't care. Get these words into your eyeballs RIGHT NOW! Listen to a roughly interpreted episode of his chapter 3 and you'll see what I'm talking about. Thanks for listening - go buy the book! Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2HvxSSG
41:45
March 15, 2019
You Have The Authority To Succeed
You are not limited. The only thing stopping you is in your mind. No, that's not a cheerleader speech, it's the truth. The truth is that your phone gives you the gateway to every possible success you could ever think of. Stop dwelling on your disadvantages and start getting to work. Learn the trade and show off your talent. It's literally that simple. Get started, get started today. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluecollarconsulting/
13:21
March 10, 2019
Veterans Make Good Entrepreneurs
Rick Hogg of Warhogg Tactical and Mark Kelley of Kelley Defense came on the show to discuss the awesome power of entrepreneurship and the unique qualities that Veterans possess. This excellent overview of the entrepreneurship journey is a MUST for anyone thinking about starting a business, especially those who are leaving the military or considering something new after the service.  Too many times, Veterans are forced to try and pick a "job" instead of actually exploring their path as an entrepreneur. Part of the goal of the Blue Collar Consulting Group Podcast is to equip Veterans to explore this amazing world and give you the tools to be successful. Fortune favors the bold and those who are willing to take a chance on themselves have a massive opportunity to be successful. Listen, learn and grow! Rick's website is here. Marks' website is here. Make sure to follow Blue Collar Consulting Group on Instagram @bluecollarconsulting
50:45
March 2, 2019
Be Better Speaker With Andrew Weiss
Public speaking is more than just getting in front of an audience. You have to know your crowd, know your subject and even be able to adjust on the fly. Much like we do in content marketing, it is an ever changing landscape. If you want to learn how to truly present a great message, look no further than Andrew Weiss. On this episode, we talk about forming a message, delivering it and leaving your crowd in awe of your prowess. You don't want to miss it! Andrew's website: weisswisdom.com Andrew on Instagram: @andrewjweiss
41:06
February 24, 2019
Marketing & Content with Kristen Edens
Episode 46 brings us another incredible guest! Kristen Edens is a branding and marketing specialist that also happens to be an incredible writer. Her approach to entrepreneurship is refreshing and yet time tested. On the show, we talked about marketing concepts, social media and how to get started when you have absolutely nothing. Our discussion about LinkedIn as a business marketing platform is absolutely incredible! Please follow Kristen on Twitter: ScribblerKris
50:05
February 18, 2019
Using Video on Social Media
Video is here to stay and it's amazing. Every single social media platform has some type of video option, so you'd better start using it. Depending on your message, sometimes it is better to create CUSTOM content and directly upload it to the platform. It's always better to do custom work! Speak the native language! Tune in and hear the important of video and how you can be better at it. Follow on Instagram: @bluecollarconsulting
22:39
February 9, 2019
Storytelling For Marketing Success
Jason Hensley with McCosh Films (mccoshfilms.com) stopped by to talk about the importance of story telling within the marketing world. His company produces masterful works of video art to do that very thing. If you're starting out in business or in branding, you don't necessarily need to hire an outside company, but you can learn to tell your story the right way. Tune in and find out. New Instagram Account: @bluecollarconsulting
40:23
January 29, 2019
How To Handle Public Relation Nightmares
CDY Fitness located in Troy, Missouri recently experienced a rather extensive public relations nightmare when they asked a member to refrain from wearing a Trump 2020 shirt. Doug Sauer, former owner of that gym and current host of the Smooth Swings Podcast stopped by to discuss this fiasco and how one would be able to better navigate sensitive situations in your business. If you've ever been in a sticky situation with your business, you should tune in!  I also recommend Doug's podcast! If you love #golf, you'll love his show. Simply do a search for the Smooth Swing Podcast (or click here) and you can hear his thoughts on the long drive, performance and motivation.
41:32
January 28, 2019
My Chat With Branding Master Ainsely Moir
Branding. It's a word that everyone like to throw around in business, but do you REALLY know what it is? More importantly, do you know how to properly brand your product, service or idea? If you're like most people, you think you might have an idea, but it rarely shows up in practice. The good news is that Ainsley Moir and I discuss the finer points of branding along with providing REAL and PRACTICAL examples of how to do it in your business. This is an episode you don't want to miss! Ainsley's Book: https://amzn.to/2S38o4N Ainsley's Website: https://engineeryourbrand.com/ I would love to connect with you on Twitter: @bccg_main  You can also follow me on Instagram for motivating graphics and stunning images: @bluecollarconsulting
44:02
January 24, 2019
Adversity Exposes Us For Who We Are
When you go through life, bad things happen. However, what most people don't realize is that these moments can be incredibly helpful to personal development. If you are strong enough to learn from the tough times, you can become a much more resilient person. Listen in as we discuss this powerful concept. Connect with me on my new Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluecollarconsulting #resilience #motivation #power
21:39
January 21, 2019
Podcast With Best-Selling Author Scott Huesing
Scott A. Huesing is a proven combat leader. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments to over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions. You can buy his book here or copy and paste: https://amzn.to/2IoF6sr Scott is a published author since 2005. His bestselling book, Echo in Ramadi, (Regnery, 2018) is a snapshot in time that changed the face of operations on the battlefield; a captivating story of Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines during the Second Battle of Ramadi in support of the Multi National Forces (MNF) Surge Strategy in 2006. His true-life account provides keen insights into what may be an unfamiliar world to readers, but very familiar to those, like Scott, who lived it and endured this historic fight. Echo in Ramadi was written to honor the sacrifices and spirit of his Marines and the families they supported. It not simply a war story—it is about the people and the power of human connection that speaks about leadership, team-building, and overcoming adversity under the toughest conditions. Scott is an expert contributor and has written articles, editorials, and scholarly pieces for USA Today, Fox News Channel, Entercom, The Marine Corps Gazette, Military Times, Townhall, and The Daily Signal. He has been an author for the U.S. Marine Corps doctrine shaping the future of training within the world’s most elite branch of service. He is the creative author for the standard operating procedures for Marine Expeditionary Units, America’s first response force, with The Lightning Press. It was awesome having Scott on the show! You can connect with him on Twitter and Instagram by looking for @echoinramadi and make sure to visit his website at:  www.echoinramadi.com
41:03
January 14, 2019
How To Market In Facebook Groups
Do you want to know the best way to sell a product or service? Facebook groups! You can find targeted individuals and market directly to them for amazing results. However, you can't just go blasting your message in there right away. You simply have to go slowly! Take your time, build relationships and then you can make it happen. Listen in as we discuss the various strategies and tips. You won't regret it. Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
15:14
December 31, 2018
My Awesome Chat With Shinjini Das #gogetters
At twenty-six, Shinjini Das is the full-time CEO of her own media content production agency. Recently, she’s been helping aspiring Latina engineers become their own self-made success stories and has been destroying the barriers between all classes and divides. She graciously came on the show today and shared her energy, vision and tactics for future success. If you need empowerment, look no further!  Sinijini is REALLY active on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeakerShinjini  Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect!  E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118  Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/  YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/  Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
56:45
December 20, 2018
Referral Marketing Tactics & Strategy For Any Business
Referral marketing is NOT a program! Referral marketing is a mindset and a massive strategy for increasing your business. It's not something you simply advertise and wait for, it requires you to be proactive! In this episode, I discuss how to improve referral marketing with ACTUAL examples of what to do. In addition to the practical, I also discuss overall strategy. This is a good one! Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
21:54
December 18, 2018
You Simply MUST Keep Your Profiles Current
When you are looking at someone online and they haven't updated their profile in three years, what do you think happens? Instant loss of credibility, that's what! You should be looking over your profile every month at a minimum! It is such an easy task, it amazes me that people still forget to do it. Well, here is your reminder! Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
11:48
December 13, 2018
The Importance Of Building Real Online Community
Social media is just that, social. Part of being in a real community is interaction and yet so many brands and companies miss out on this. You simply MUST interact with your fans and followers, no matter how big you get. No one can get everything, but you can at least get a few! Listen in as I describe how to build a real community and why it's important. Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
14:12
December 11, 2018
Keeping Your Cool On Social Media
Social media didn't change us...it exposed us! In other words, social media is the true reflection of the people using it, not an inherently evil tool. Every single social media platform has filters and tools that allow you to have a custom tailored experience that builds you up instead of tearing you down. Instead of blaming the tool, learn it and create a better experience. We will show you how. Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
12:04
December 9, 2018
Veterans Make AMAZING Entrepreneurs
From problem solving skills to leadership attributes, veterans of the military are perfect candidates for entrepreneurship. So, why aren't more of them taking on the challenge of their own business? Usually, it is because no one introduces them to the idea, but instead are too busy helping them find a "job". Listen in, I'm going to open your mind to the possibility of turning your passion into a very profitable career. Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
11:05
December 6, 2018
Eliminate The Excuses!
Everywhere you look, people are blaming others. They blame the system, they blame the President, they blame the color of their skin. While these factors certainly play a role in the world, you simply cannot live on them. The market doesn't care! Instead, gather up your self-awareness and get busy on what you were meant to do and ignore the distractions! Let's go! Social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
16:32
December 5, 2018
Racing, Fighting & Golf with Doug Sauer
Doug Sauer is a successful entrepreneur. Not only has this guy fought professionally in K-1, he also opened a successful gym, done amazing custom automotive and motorcycle work, owned businesses, engineered sound and many other things. Now, his focus is on golf, performance and motivation. This incredibly interesting person is dedicated to motivating people and getting results, and his track record proves it. We are grateful to have him on his show as he embarks on his true passion. On the show we talk about his past success and how he plans to motivate the world, one golfer at a time. Listen in and get pumped up. We think you will love it. Find Doug on Instagram: @sauer.doug The social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Podcast - SoundCloud: @gary-allen-roth Podcast - iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-…ast/id1381226904 Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
46:49
November 24, 2018
Improve Automotive Sales With Social Media
How in the world could you possible get more automotive sales? By using social media to build those precious relationships that you're always talking about. Social media allows you to put your face, and the face of the dealership in front of thousands of potential buyers. Not only that, social media allows YOU to shape the narrative. Be creative and have fun by getting involved. Get those smart phones working for you instead of being a distraction. Listen, learn and grow. The social media is better when we're connected. Look me up and connect! E-mail: gary@bluecollarconsultinggroup.com | Business Phone: 636.465.3118 Website: www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/BlueCollarConsultingGroup Facebook: www.facebook.com/bluecollarconsulting/ Twitter: twitter.com/bccg_main Instagram: www.instagram.com/bccg_main/ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/bccg_main/boards/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/
27:32
November 15, 2018
Keeping Good Soldiers
Don't let the name of this episode fool you. Soldiers could mean teammates, workers, clerks or anything else. A good organization can hang on to its talent and this is something that a lot of people need to hear. The Army can teach everyone many valuable lessons, so don't miss out on this compelling episode! I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
46:39
November 11, 2018
Personal Fitness, Coaching and Social Media With Josh Ganson
Founder of Concordia Fitness Academy, Josh Ganson, was on the show today to talk about fitness, motivation and social media. Josh and I originally connected on Twitter, but have since stayed in touch. The tips I shared with him nearly tripled his Twitter following and he is now using social media to grow his business in new and awesome ways. We talk about apps, twitter, facebook and expanding a business. This is a great episode, tune in! Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConcordiaFit I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
26:19
November 6, 2018
Email Marketing
The classic marketing tool of email marketing remains viable and effective even in 2018. Many marketing professionals will tell you that there seems to be a re-emergence of the tactic and the results are better than ever. Knowing the statistics of a particular email is valuable information that can shape future efforts. Understanding the effectiveness of every section remains critical. Listen in as we discuss the intricacies of email marketing. I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
20:00
November 2, 2018
How Dating Applies in Business
You may not think of it, but how closely is dating related to business? If you think about it, you have to arrange a date, look good for the date and then follow up after the date. When you do things in business, don't you have to arrange things, conduct things and the follow up after those things are conducted? Listen in as we compare the rigors of dating to the network-centric world of business today in 2018. I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
18:46
October 29, 2018
Family Lessons For Business
Being a good parent takes initiative, patience and time. Being good in business takes initiative, patience and time. Today, we discuss the parallels between family life and business life. If you're good at one, you can take those habits right over into the other one. It's not easy, but it's well worth it. I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
21:33
October 26, 2018
8 Tips For Twitter Success
Twitter is still alive and well. Millions of people check their feed every single day, so do you want to miss out on all that attention? How do you get interaction? How do you build a bigger following? Answers to all of these questions are covered, along with some extra guidance on how to start the right way. Twitter is a great place to connect with influencers, spread information and make your brand very strong. Listen in and grow your Twitter following! I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
21:34
October 21, 2018
Why You Should Wake Up EARLY
Waking up early makes sense for many reasons. Not only can you get a jump start on your day, you can also gain valuable momentum. Listen as I discuss my reasons for waking up early. You might gain some insight and start waking up a little earlier. Your day awaits! #dailymotivation I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! #YouTube - bit.ly/2HXohlf #Facebook - bit.ly/2LgEHqv #Twitter - bit.ly/2KSmDGV #Instagram - bit.ly/2NcXLGw #Pinterest - bit.ly/2metbkk #LinkedIn - bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
24:05
October 11, 2018
Naming Your Product Or Service
Having a good name for your blog, service or product is absolutely essential. We will discuss the components for a great name, so listen in! I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
09:55
October 3, 2018
Gaining and Keeping Excellence
Success doesn't happen by accident and my guess is you want something more out of life. If you're okay with where you are at, don't listen to this #podcast. However, if you are like me and want more out of this thing called life, listen in and prepare to take ACTION! I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
29:23
October 3, 2018
Starting a Business With Social Media
So you have your idea and want to make a business? Listen in as Gary describes the basic platforms that you need to use in order to be successful. Even if you are already in business, these strategies will help you as well. A quick listen, but packed with useful information. I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
11:04
September 19, 2018
Chatting With Madhuri, An Indian Blogger
Madhuri is the author of the Silent Whispers Blog http://silentwhispers.in/ and she is nothing short of awesome. Her views on blogging, writing and communicating will capture your heart and her voice is smooth and pleasant. Our interview was incredible! We found the Anchor app incredibly easy to use and the audio was quite clear. Please listen in and see a different view of the world. Follow Madhuri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Madhurieee I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
19:09
September 16, 2018
Amazing Customer Experiences
We've all been the victim of poor customer service and yet everyday businesses fail to make the customer service experience amazing. From the lobby to the way your call center handles calls, every opportunity exists to get your customers talking. Listen and learn how to get them telling the world how amazing you are. In this episode, we reference a book by Michael Hyatt called, "Platform". You can buy it here: https://amzn.to/2MKlcLA I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
15:16
September 5, 2018
Being Consistent on Social Media
If you want to make any kind of presence online, you will have to be dedicated enough to make regular contributions. Much like financial investments, you constant online presence is the key to big returns. I hope you listen in and learn how to commit to regular and predictable content production. I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
12:12
August 7, 2018
Getting Noticed Online
Getting noticed online could be the big difference in your career, regardless of your talent. However, not everyone makes it on the big internet stage. Listen in as we discuss the various concepts for getting noticed on the world's largest platform, the internet. I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
12:56
August 6, 2018
Care For Your Audience
When you speak or post, you have an audience. It is absolutely vital that you know who you are talking to and the fact that anyone can listen. No matter your status, always remember people are watching and listening. You can either destroy yourself or elevate yourself. Listen in! I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
11:48
August 5, 2018
How To Get A Better Job
It is not hard to get the job that you want. With a balance of education, training and experience, you can set yourself apart from the other job seekers out there. Listen to this episode and we'll get you prepared to take a big jump in your career! I'm all over social media and I'd really love to connect with YOU! YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HXohlf Facebook: http://bit.ly/2LgEHqv Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KSmDGV Instagram: http://bit.ly/2NcXLGw Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2metbkk LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/2ukdQ6f
15:18
August 3, 2018
Leadership, Volume 3
There are many levels of leadership and today we discuss those various levels and how to succeed at each one. Valuable points come through as we learn how to empower our subordinates and inspire them to grow. All social media: @bccg_main
23:01
July 15, 2018
Leadership, Volume 2
Leadership is never an easy task. Ask anyone who has ever been in combat and they will tell you the stakes are much higher when life is on the line. However, the good news is that everyone can benefit from combat leadership lessons. Listen and discover why leadership under fire is the best to learn from. All social media: @bccg_main (follow)
26:06
June 16, 2018
Leadership, Volume 1
Discussing leadership from a military perspective, with application to nearly any industry. Foundational doctrine from 1999 version of Field Manual 22-100, Army Leadership, "Be, Know, Do". Thanks for allowing me to share this time with you. I'm all over social media and would LOVE to connect with you elsewhere! -------------------------------------------- Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: bccg_main Blog: https://medium.com/@garyallenroth YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UIt-OucAswi8zUVv0Lthw LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyaroth/ Website: https://www.bluecollarconsultinggroup.com/
27:40
June 3, 2018
Chatting With Himanshu From India
Himanshu Patel is a software programmer and web developer from India who has a story of hard work and persistence that is sure to inspire. In this episode we talk about overcoming barriers, working hard and putting it all on the line. You can find Himanshu on Twitter: @Ihackthings Thanks for listening and enjoy!
14:09
June 1, 2018
Roseanne Situation Teaches Us Social Media Etiquette
ABC Network basically fired Roseanne Barr today for her "racist" tweet in regards to Valerie Jarrett. This only goes to show that social media can easily get you into hot water. Watch this video and be your best behavior when online! Follow me on Twitter: @bccg_main Leave a comment and please subscribe!
05:57
May 30, 2018
Joining The Army? Listen To This.
Too many people are talking about what the recruiters are not telling you. Too many people are trashing the Army and those who serve it. Well, I got tired of it and decided to offer my thoughts on it. The United States Army changed my life and I love it. I will NEVER talk bad about it and neither should you! Follow me everywhere: @bccg_main
10:13
May 20, 2018
Prospecting
Prospecting is the foundation of sales. Without good prospecting, you don't get leads and you don't get customers. Unlike marketing, prospecting is a very active process that takes hard work and effort by you, the salesperson. Listen in and learn the various techniques for being the best. Follow me everywhere! @bccg_main
29:45
May 20, 2018
Go All In On Social
Too many people think that social media is just for entertainment. Another tragedy is when a business owner thinks they can just figure it out by dabbling in it for a few minutes per day. Going all in social is not only wise, it can also lead to incredible amounts of revenue. Listen in and see why.
11:06
May 15, 2018
Making Content For Content Marketing
When it comes to content marketing, more is usually better. But, how do I keep on making content day after day? Listen and I will show you.
12:09
May 12, 2018
How To Build A Twitter Following
Building a Twitter following is simple, but it's not easy. It takes discipline, knowledge and intention. You can build your following by listening to this podcast and doing what I suggest. Now go do it! #branding #socialmedia #twitter #following
15:50
May 6, 2018
Episode 3: Surround Yourself With Good People For Success In Life
People have always made the difference. You are the sum of the people you keep time with, so it's vital to be intentional about those you keep around you. Take the time to listen to this and make better choices about your friend and colleagues. Please follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bluecollarconsulting/ 
03:45
May 6, 2018
Episode 2: Take One More Step!
You have no idea how close you are. Look around you and see all those that made and look at their stories. They were close, just like you! The only difference is that they kept going. It doesn't matter if your 14, 44, or 84! Make those sacrifices, make those hard choices and do what you have to do. You're so close, let this motivation drive you to keep at it. Don't quit! More motivation on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bluecollarconsulting/  Leadership on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blue_leadership 
04:18
May 6, 2018
Episode 1: Make a Choice!
Grit, determination and toughness are attributes YOU need to strive for every single day. No one can choose your mindset, that power rests with you. Do everything you can to keep striving for that higher level. You CAN get there. Let's connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/blue_leadership
04:06
May 6, 2018
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