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Happy Progress Growth Podcast

Happy Progress Growth Podcast

By Alex Harris
Accelerate results! Create your dream life! Make an impact! Progress Equals Happiness.

Improve success in your career, online business, and overall life. For Entrepreneurs and the 1% that want to maximize the ROI of your life.

Alex Harris @alexdesigns, a polymath creative, web marketing and conversion rate optimization / Shopify ecommerce expert covers self-help, mindset, personal growth.
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27. Chronic Health Issues, Financial Freedom + Mind-Body Connection to Disease with Debbie Emick
Searching for health, Debbie Emick wrote the book, The Other Side of Perfect. Coming out in Feb 2020.    Debbie Emick is a survivor of multiple chronic illnesses/autoimmune diseases that took the long road to learn her path to healing was through accessing the mind-body connection to disease and health. Through addressing and releasing repressed emotions and past trauma, she’s been able to experience a life of greater health, ease, and fulfillment by living out my authentic purpose. She has a unique, first-hand perspective in discussing:  The trauma and perceived helplessness of diagnoses of rare and serious diseases with poor prognosis.  Trial and error navigating the more superficial aspects of healing--advice from medical experts, pharmaceutical interventions, etc.    Coming to a more holistic approach toward healing (nutrition, exercise, etc.) that finally led to an internal search for mental/emotional health (meditation, energy/somatic work, calming my nervous system, etc.), ultimately creating less physical illness and pain.    Learning to move beyond the coping mechanisms and personality traits (like perfectionism and people-pleasing) she’d attached to for survival that no longer served me or my health.    Living a less fearful life from a place of power that allows me to create the life she desires today, regardless of diagnoses, because none of us have a guarantee of tomorrow   If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
26:02
January 10, 2021
26. 7 Benefits of Journaling for Focus and Productivity (As Told by Science)
7 Benefits of Journaling for Focus and Productivity (As Told by Science) Improve Brain Function Boost Emotional Well-Being Increase Self-Efficacy Reduce Stress and Quiet Your Mind Unleash Creativity   Hone in On What’s Important  Create Healthy Habits How Will You Use Journaling to Your Advantage? If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
18:08
January 2, 2021
25. Master the Art of Public Speaking with MasterTalk - Brenden Kumarasamy
Master the Art of Public Speaking with MasterTalk - Brenden Kumarasamy Brenden is passionate about helping others achieve rocket level success, whether it's helping others overcome their fear of public speaking, helping startups with their pitch decks to raise capital or his current role at IBM, helping clients transition to better technology HR solutions to help them do business better. If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
17:07
December 26, 2020
24. Improve Your Relationship with Food - You Can't Eat Love Book from Leslie Davis
Coming January 15!  This book was written after Leslie Davis realized she had learned a lot of lessons and done a lot of mental and emotional work on her journey to lose weight.  She was telling a friend about it and she commented she should write a book.  You Can't Eat Love is that book.   If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
23:13
December 20, 2020
23. Create a Side Hustle & Retire from Corporate with Dustin Reichman
Dustin Reichman has many businesses including Fire Creek Snacks, Engaged Digital Solutions and Engaged Marriage.  Building on a background of 18 years of engineering consulting, Dustin now consults with ambitious online and local (St. Louis area) business owners to grow their sales through smart digital marketing at EngagedDigitalSolutions.com. Dustin used these same strategies to build several online businesses of my own, including EngagedMarriage.com where my wife and he educate and encourage other busy couples to live their dream marriage and FireCreekSnacks.com where they sell The Best Snacks in the World. If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
40:34
December 12, 2020
22. Finding Your Life’s Purpose. Angela Choi - International Life Purpose and Career Coach
Angela Choi is an International Life Purpose and Career Coach. She helps driven professionals who feel stuck and unfulfilled to discover their purpose so that they can have both the impact and income that they want. Previously, she’s served as a Career Coach for 9/11 & military families, worked at a behavioral healthcare startup, and hosted monthly workshops for professionals working at Rockefeller Center to engage in various discussions and exercises pertaining to personal and professional development. Angela graduated cum laude from Yale University with a degree in psychology. "I dealt with a very heavy case of Imposter Syndrome. So, I went to Yale, and I just never felt like I was enough there. I constantly felt like I was surrounded by people who were smarter than me and that it didn't take people's effort to do things. So I dealt with Imposter Syndrome my entire time there, and even after Yale. And so, I have worked through a lot of that, and because I know what it feels like to actually live through that, I think that's why I'm able to coach people cause I understand how people feel cause I've had that lived experience." - Angela Choi If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
15:44
December 5, 2020
21. Maximize the ROI of your Life - Expert Tips To Uncover What's Holding You Back
Today, I want to walk you through my top tips for uncovering what’s really holding you back. I’m going to teach you how to create a personal feedback loop, so you can optimize your success to attain the results you’re truly after. My favorite way to describe life is as one big experiment. None of us are born knowing what will make us successful or what we need to do to grow as human beings. Rather, we live life by trial and error. We hypothesize what will get us the best results, then execute and learn from our performance.  This is where the concept of a feedback loop comes in. A feedback loop is a process in which the outputs of a system are funneled back and used as inputs. Since the dawn of time, creatures have used feedback loops to maintain homeostasis and thrive. Positive feedback, such as finding the fruits of your labor, will amplify the feedback loop so change occurs more quickly.  We use the same concept of feedback loops in marketing and web design. Here, a feedback loop refers to the process of harnessing customer or employee feedback — the output of the business — to create an improved product or service.  Throughout my work in web design and optimization, I consistently use a feedback loop to help entrepreneurs perform successfully. Inputs like client reviews or how the site ranks on search engines like Google inform my next move. Now, I’ve learned to use the same feedback loop process to gain momentum — so I can be laser-focused and reach goals faster. How Do You Control Your Inputs for Growth? How Do You Maximize Your Output for Success? To achieve compound growth, your feedback loop should be rich in return-on-investment (ROI) focused outputs, such as content creation, client work, and most importantly, journaling. Journaling goes hand-in-hand with positive self-dialogue — it’s a chance to write growth and success into fruition. However, there’s a ton more to my journaling process than simply willing success into existence. Each day, I break down my desires into three pillars of success: intrinsic, extrinsic, and foundational goals I can actively work towards. Intrinsic Goals are personally rewarding, like receiving accolades from a boss. Extrinsic Goals are professionally or socially rewarding, like receiving a raise. Foundational Goals are what keep my mind and body strong, like working on my health and wellness. Each morning, I write out at least one goal for each pillar to accomplish throughout the day. Each night, I finish my day with a final journal entry. This is my time to clear my mind, detail what I’ve learned, and plan how I will live better tomorrow. Plus, I can take note of which goals I was able to make headway on. Find the Culprit Halting Your Success Locate and Eliminate Roadblocks to Success Today In life, the quicker you’re able to learn more about yourself and apply purposeful intent directly to your goals, the quicker you will accelerate your results. The feedback loop I’ve outlined will help you channel your energy into the right places, so you can begin optimizing for success. If you’re curious about how I harness the power of journaling and personal feedback, be sure to check out my free Growth Playbook — it’s packed with helpful insights to get you started.  If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
19:38
December 2, 2020
20. Greg Rollet - Build and Launch Products, plus Improving Video Content Marketing
Greg Rollett is the founder of Ambitious, Emmy Winner, and Branding / Product Expert. He also coaches small business owners to create their own videos by being their Virtual Video Producer.  More about Greg Rollett: Greg Rollett is an Emmy® Award-Winning Producer, Best-Selling Author and media expert who works with financial advisors and small business owners from all over the world to create personality-driven TV shows that drive their business. He is the host of Ambitious Adventures, a travel reality show for entrepreneurs that can be seen on Entrepreneur.com as well as Facebook Watch. Rollett is the founder of Ambitious.com, a media network that is known as “the voice of small business.” Through Ambitious.com and the Ambitious TV Network, they have been able to create hundreds of episodes for their clients that are now seen across the globe on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Smart TV’s, iOS and Android devices, and many other online and offline outlets. This gives small business owners the opportunity to be seen and heard by the people that they can best help. He also coaches small business owners to create their own videos by being their Virtual Video Producer.  If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
29:28
November 28, 2020
19. Chris Out -Extreme Revenue Growth, Growth Hacking, Selling Your Startup
Meet Chris Out - Growth Hacking Expert and Public Speaker. Chris Out helps businesses spot growth opportunities that instantly generate. He calls these growth levers 1% opportunities that generate over 50% of the impact. More at happyprogress.com/chrisout He provides Interim Head of Growth Consulting, where I help companies set up a growth team, implement the latest growth strategies, tools, and frameworks. Chris worked with hundreds of companies. In July 2020, I sold my growth hacking agency, and now consulting companies worldwide. Companies that have hired me in the past: Cisco, ING, Rabobank, KPMG, DPG Media, Singularity University, Talpa, ABN AMRO, Helloprint, Startupbootcamp, and many more. What Chris loves to do: - Setting up go-to-market strategies and scale products/services quickly - Quickly spotting opportunities - Increase the growth rate increase Customer Life Time Value - Decrease customer acquisition costs After a career in auditing, Chris moved to entrepreneurship. His first company Addiscount failed miserably as I  made all the mistakes that a first-time entrepreneur makes. With his second company, RockBoost was recognized as 1 of the top growth hacking agencies worldwide. We won multiple awards in E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, and Branding. In July 2020, I sold my stake to start my new portfolio of ventures. Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
37:57
November 21, 2020
18. Failure and Success from Skateboard Lifestyle - Life Lessons to Fail and Succeed
Everything I’ve learned about growth and success I’ve learned from skateboarding. That’s right, skateboarding. Who would have thought my number one passion when I was just 13-years-old would make such a profound impact on my life? Well, my mom might’ve had a clue. She must have known I was totally hooked when I skipped school to skate at the mall in elementary school. I was suspended (and kicked out of the gifted program), but my time spent in the principal’s office that day is permanently ingrained in my memory. That moment was a testament to how much skating meant to me. I can still remember my first board vividly — a Fred Smith Punk Size, a true OG. In fact, I remember all of my early decks, and I rode them as they were meant to be ridden: with rails, tail covers, nose guards, and slime balls. You see, skating in the late 80s and 90s wasn’t just a fun after-school activity (or during school, in my case). It was an entire lifestyle. From Steve Caballero and the Bones Brigade to watching “The Search for Animal Chin” and idolizing Tony Hawk, I was neck-deep in skateboarding culture and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Today, I can say with full confidence that everything I’ve learned about success, growth, and particularly failure, was learned through a lifetime of skateboarding. Today I cover: Life Lesson #1: Never Be Deterred by Failure Life Lesson #2: Abide by Trial and Error Life Lesson #3: Explore Alternate Creative Ventures Life Lesson #4: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone Life Lesson #5: Learn Your Momentum Now It’s Time for You to Drop-In While I still love to skate, I’m the first to admit I’m not as adventurous on a board as I used to be — breaking a wrist at 40 is a lot more physically and financially time-consuming than it was a kid. But if you like skating, I urge you to reach out to me. There’s a skate park right down the street and I’d love to connect with you. Until then, you can find me at alex@happyprogress.com or on the Happy Progress Podcast. Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
19:28
November 18, 2020
17. Dennis of Convert - Growth Mindset from Successful Startup Founder for AB Testing & Personalization Saas
Growth isn't easy. Hear how this successful startup had amazing growth while building a happy team. More at http://happyprogress.com/convert Here are some of the highlights from Dennis from Convert: Does progress happiness to you? It feels like. I feel happy when things are moving forward. I don't believe in an end goal to get somewhere, happiness is doing just a little bit every day. Introduction to Holacracy Holacracy is often appealing for early-stage startups. They hear about the sophisticated and nuanced processes for organizing and reorganizing their work. ... They say Holacracy empowers people by taking people out of the organization systems, doing away with managers so people work on the organization not each other. Was your end goal to become an Optimizely or Omniture (Adobe Marketing Cloud)? Yes, in many ways Dennis wanted to raise money and become a lot larger. Then Dennis discovered that may not be the right path for him. Discuss the Intrapreneurs' Journey Being an intrapreneur provides you with the opportunity to see if entrepreneurship is the right fit for you without the risks of leaving your job, investing your own money, and starting from the ground up. You can test the waters with a safety net while having access to more resources and a larger platform. Limiting Belief - Are You Worth Your Value?  Dennis was very reluctant to pay himself so his startup would grow. Even though his startup was growing and had the money was in the bank, Dennis was struggling and was always worried about paying his mortgage. Mentions: Paras Chopra - VWO / Wingify - Founder & Chairman Paras started Wingify in early 2009 to enable businesses to design and deploy great customer experiences for their websites and apps. Peep Laja - Founder of CXL and Copytesting Created the best blog for conversion Peep is a former champion of experimentation and optimization turned business builder. Now he grows a portfolio of startup companies. Simo Ahava - Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics Expert He is a Google Developer Expert for Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. This is a blog all about web analytics development. Optimizely Optimizely is an American company that makes progressive delivery and experimentation optimization software for other companies. The Optimizely platform technology provides A/B testing and multivariate testing tools, website personalization, and feature toggle capabilities. Omniture / Adobe Target & Adobe Analytics   Omniture was an online marketing and web analytics business unit acquired by Adobe Systems in 2009. Now known as Adobe Marketing Cloud. Learn more about Dennis Van Der Heijden founder of Convert.com A/B Testing & Personalization Tool Dennis founded Convert.com in 2009 which is a conversion rate optimisation software (A/B Testing and personalization - ABM - a tool similar to Optimizely, AB Tasty, and VWO also focused on privacy GDPR / CCPA compliance, CRO agencies, and in-house teams. Convert Saas software structure their accounts and payment plans so that agencies can easily use our software across multiple accounts without having to pay for a new license for each client they use it for. Convert saas startup offer tons of value for an affordable price and a free trial. Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
41:57
November 14, 2020
16. Eddie Pinero from Your World Within has 234,000 Subscribers on Youtube
R U living inspired? Do you want it more than everyone else? Me too.  Meet Eddie, he motivated me and he will motivate you too. This podcast interviews a creative genius making a huge difference in the world through masterpiece storytelling. His YouTube channel has over 234,000 subscribers and 34 million views. We discuss emotional storytelling, breaking through your limitations, creating a successful YouTube channel, and tips to think differently about growth.  More at HappyProgress.com/eddie  Here are the questions I asked Eddie Pinero from Your World Within:  Does Progress Equal Happiness to Eddie Pinero What is the one unique thing you are bringing to the world?  Do you believe you’re one creation away from a totally different life?  People don’t remember what u say, remember how you feel?  How do you set worthwhile goals with uncertain results?  Why do people stay average?  How can you change your Identity?  About Eddie Pinero: Eddie is a TEDx speaker, entrepreneur & author. He is the founder of Your World Within, a global leader in motivation, with +65 million streams on YouTube & Spotify worldwide Eddie is also a co-founder of the top-rated podcast, Your Voice to the World.  Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com  Mentions of Viktor Frankl book Man's Search for Meaning, how to improve your YouTube channel, creating emotional content and storytelling that is going to make an impact. Music mentions RATM / Rage Against the Machine, Beastie Boys, Nirvana, and A Tribe Called Quest.
32:30
November 7, 2020
15. Find Your Voice with my 10 Lessons to Succeed in Podcasting
Hear my 10 Lessons to Succeed in Podcasting.  These important topics could translate into almost any area of your business, content marketing, entrepreneurship, or general career goals.   Happyprogress.com/10lessons  Get a break down of the Top 10 Lessons to Succeed in Podcasting:  Listeners Care About the Information You Have to Offer, Not You  Never Doubt What You Have to Offer  Remove Stop Words and Self-Doubt  Never Stop Learning  Don’t Be Limited By Your Day Job  Ignore the Misconceptions  Network, Network, Network  Find Your Crowd  Create Shareable Content  Encourage Positive Actions  Podcasting has opened countless doors for me, both personally and professionally.  If you’ve checked out my previous podcast project, How Podcasting Helped Me Overcome Self-Doubt, you’ll know that podcasting was my segue into believing in myself and my message. It was also how I left literal decades of social anxiety and insecurity in the past.  Today, I want to share with you how this first-time-podcaster-turned-growth-expert grew into his own behind the microphone.   If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab project today...  Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com  Mentions of John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur on Fire / EOFire, Kate Erickson from Kate's Take, UltraLearning, BJ Fogg Tiny Habits, and the Podcast Conference and Networking opportunity, Podcast Movement. 
16:56
November 4, 2020
14. Kurt Elster - Accelerated Growth to Become a Shopify Expert and Marketing the Unofficial Shopify Podcast
Actionable Advice from Shopify Plus Expert,  Kurt Elster from the unofficial Shopify Podcast.   We discuss:  As an entrepreneur, you get to define what success means to you Becoming a subject matter expert in a niche Making his online brand really stand out in a crowded space Making more money and improving conversion on your Shopify store  More at happyprogress.com/kurt  Kurt Elster is an Expert Ecommerce Consultant who helps Shopify store owners uncover hidden profits on their websites. He's an Agency Owner of Ethercycle & a Podcast Host of the Unofficial Shopify Podcast. One of the most highly regarded independent consultants in his industry, Kurt Elster is a Senior Ecommerce Consultant who helps Shopify merchants like Jay Leno’s Garage uncover hidden profits in their websites through his eCommerce agency Ethercycle. With one million downloads, Kurt is best known for hosting The Unofficial Shopify Podcast.  Mentions on the show: Nathan Barry, Amy Hoy, HOONIGAN, Jay Leno, and Klaviyo email automation service provider.  Kurt Specializes in:  Helping Shopify Plus merchants make more money through my consultancy.  Hosting The Unofficial Shopify Podcast.  Developing Shopify apps based on work with Shopify Plus brands like Leno’s Garage.  Providing Klaviyo email marketing strategy & support to my wife for her Disney World planning Shopify store.  Providing advisory services to select clients like HOONIGAN.  If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today...  Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
40:14
October 31, 2020
13. Amber Hurdle Consulting, Executive Leadership Optimization Firm & Business / Marketing Coach
Incredible interview with best-selling author, speaker, and successful business/leadership coach, Amber Hurdle. We covered SO much that I hope brings you great value, but here are some of the highlights:  What the #1 challenge Amber believes most leaders face, whether they are in a corporate environment or are entrepreneurs, based on my experience.  How we have tried to recreate our signature live experiences in an online environment, and how you can build meaningful relationships online.  How to apply the same big business branding principles to your leadership personal brand.  The #1 thing that keeps people stuck from growing in their career.  And so much more around settling into your "new normal!"  Learn more about Amber Hurdle at Happyprogress.com/amber  Amber Hurdle helps professionals connect the combined value of personal brands, employer brands, and business brands to achieve bottom-line results. She personally understands what it takes to accelerate success as a former teen mom who evolved into a powerhouse businesswoman, having worked with international celebrities and Fortune 100 companies alike. She was recently recognized among the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Nashville Business Journal, by The Nashville Area Chamber’s Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) as the winner in the Business Services category, and by Global Gurus for being #18 among the top 30 brand professionals for 2020.  Amber Hurdle's speaking, consulting, and coaching clients include large brands such as FedEx Ground, Marriott Hotels, and Stella & Dot, as well as small businesses who want to play big. Whether her content-rich experiences energize leadership to boldly live their organization’s culture and next-level their employee engagement or empower entrepreneurs to think strategically, Amber’s straight-shooting “velvet machete” and warm personality never fail to motivate professionals to up their game in business and in life. If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today...  Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
26:36
October 24, 2020
12. Power of the Human Mind from Eddie Pinero of Your World Within
Very, very powerful song and inspirational music that has really pushed me to break through limitations.  Get more at HappyProgress.com/eddie  This track really will make you reevaluate what is most important in my immediate future. For me, it helps me rethink my paths and gets me back on the right path to reach my ultimate goals of success. This motivational music track will help you think differently about: What if things in your life don't work out like they're supposed What is this energy you've invested don't pay off, what if you say average?  What if your story was never meant to be unique What if you try and you fail? What if people don't like what you have to say?  What if you lost everything? What if success if you someone else? What if you were meant to just pay bills and to sleep?  What if you were a born follower? What if you were never going to find happiness?  Or what if just CHANGE THE WAY YOU look at the world? What if today is just the beginning?  What if you decide what you can be and you become it?  What if impossible isn't fact, it is an opinion and you don't buy it.  What is this new world, starts with you?  What if I can be the one that people look up to?  What if my past got me here, but has no effect on where I can go?  What if my dreams become the standard? What if the term difficult, is nothing more than a cop-out?  What if 2nd place is no longer an option?  It's time to stop wasting your time trying to convince others because you are the only one that needs to be convinced.  About Eddie Pinero - Your World Within:  Eddie Pinero an entrepreneur currently living in North Carolina but originally from Miami, FL with a passion for utilizing social media and internet-based platforms to create powerful, captivating content that inspires and motivates others. Following his graduation, Eddie founded Your World Within, which quickly became my platform and creative outlet for sharing thoughts with entrepreneurs, athletes, and others seeking motivation around the globe. I have been fortunate enough to have had my videos and articles seen, shared, and commented on by over 20 million people worldwide. When Eddie Pinero is not in the studio or behind the camera, he is a keynote speaker, speechwriter, and social media consultant, working with and providing consultation to clients across the corporate world, life coaches, youtube creators, and many others. He believes every person has a voice that should and can be heard, and find great joy in helping others find the tools to make that a reality. If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today...  Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
07:40
October 21, 2020
11. Expert Growth for Your Startup, Future Shopify, Plus eCommerce Product Funnel Upsells with Jordan Gal of Cart Hook
Increase your AOV and grow your startup now!  Jordan Gal is the founder and CEO of Cart Hook Let more about CartHook at Happyprogress.com/carthook Jordan Gal is the founder and CEO of Cart Hook. On the Happy Progress podcast, we covered a variety of topics related to startup growth and Shopify. Some of the key highlights of the interview include: CartHook was founded in 2015 as an abandoned cart app. In 2017, we launched post-purchase upsells.  Startup Growth - Success & Growing Pains:  Growing a Startup in a fast-moving, ever-changing Shopify and eCommerce ecosystem  Learn about the Future of Shopify We also cover a brief intro into Headless Ecommerce and discuss if Shopify Plus customers going to want more advanced features like Headless Commerce or different needs of enterprise ecommerce companies.  Post-Purchase Upsells with Shopify There are a variety of ways of doing post purchase up-sells and cross-sells. CartHook will now have a Shopify app. One example of a post-purchase upsells is to up-sell a "Monthly Subscription". You're offering automatic delivery of a product they know they'll run out of (that's a time saver for them). By buying now, they lock in a lower price (that's a huge saving over time). Some of the companies mentioned on this podcast: Shopify, Shopify Plus, Shogun Landing Page, Liquid Landing Pages, Builder.io Headless CMS. If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
41:36
October 18, 2020
10. I'm NOT Happy - Self Doubt Solved with Podcasting for Public Speaking
Very personal episode... My mom told me I was MUTE and now I'm introverted. That doesn't make for a great public speaker or podcaster.  In honor of mental health day, I decided to open about what I have been really feeling. I haven't been happy. There isn't a specific reason why, but it's really something I've struggled with most of my life. We all put a lot of pressure on ourselves but it's important to have self-awareness about what we are really going through. I discuss how I got into podcasting, been stuck in my head with self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and dealt with social anxiety my whole life.  Some of the topics mentioned in the show: Hollywood Florida, Mitch Joel - Six Pixels of Separation, CC Chapman - Managing the Grey, SXSW, creating a podcast, Tony Robbins UPW, small business, startups, and business.  If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today...  Visit happyprogress.com, dm me @happyprogress, or email me at alex@happyprogress.com  
16:12
October 11, 2020
9. Low Sales & Leads on Website? Understand Your Visitors Better with Hotjar
A simple way to increase your online results!  Find out why and why not your users are converting on your website? Today I give you a brief overview of Hotjar. A very easy to use, qualitative analysis tool. We have been using this behavior analysis tool to understand how your real website visitors are using the website. Then use those insights to make actionable improvements to remove any friction or barriers stopping users from completing their goals.  What problems are you having with your online business? Are you struggling with website conversion and making more money from your website?    If this resonates with you, please share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka @AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
08:40
October 7, 2020
8. Landing Pages for Paid Advertising & Social Media - Website Optimization Tips
Why Landing Pages?  New tip to increase your website sales and generate more leads. Today we are talking about landing pages. What are landing pages, why are they used, and how to determine how you can create your own landing page and funnel experience for your paid advertising campaigns and social media.  If you need an easy way to create landing pages, I recommend the software Unbounce, Instapage, Click Funnels, and your own CMS. Your content management system like Shopify, WordPress, or Square Space may be the easiest way for you to create landing pages for your products, information subscription, or funnels.  What problems are you having with your online business? Are you struggling with website conversion and making more money from your website? Visit alexdesigns.com or email me at alex@alexdesigns.com 
11:25
September 30, 2020
7. Unleash Your Untapped Potential with PepTalk Motivation App
Serious motivation here..  Get the track Untapped Potential from Pep Talk Motivation. They have released hundreds of motivational and inspirational audio tracks, speeches, remixes, and fitness motivation videos to inspire you to break through your limitations. Unleash the power within you with this audio track from Pep Talk Motivation.  PepTalk Motivation also launched a motivation app. Download the app to your phone and listen to hundreds of motivational and aspirations songs and videos. You also have the ability to upload your own story, quotes, or messages to help inspire others. Here is the description of the PepTalk App:  Our goal is to help motivate and inspire you in different ways ranging from crushing your fitness goals or improving your business skills in fighting depression and addiction. The Peptalk app offers many features and curated topics to help you create the daily habit of positive thinking and encouragement. Do you have a soundtrack, motivational video, or speaker that has really inspired you? Please share your suggestions with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
04:06
September 26, 2020
6. Gary Vaynerchuk on Self Awareness - GaryVee of Vaynermedia & Vayner Sports
Why listen to Gary? Many years ago I met Gary Vaynerchuk at the FOWA conference (Ryan Carson of Treehouse) in Miami, Florida. When I saw him on stage, I thought who is this guy, sho does he think he is any and I really like him. I really want to meet him and see what makes him so passionate. From there I followed Gary to many other conferences and wine library parties including SXSW and the Thunder Cruise. The Thunder Cruise was an all-inclusive cruise that Gary hosted as a wine tasting event.  This track really inspired me to think differently about my self-awareness. I would listen to this in a Soundcloud playlist to help aspire me to take action and approach different scenarios related to my career and future thought process.  Do you have a soundtrack, motivational video, or speaker that has really inspired you? Share it with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns today...  Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
08:49
September 21, 2020
5. Meditation & Daily Guided Visualization For Peak Performance from Startup Founder, Scott Britton from Troops.ai
Can you see your future?  This is a guided visualization from the Troops.ai co-founder Scott Britton. I recommend listening to this several times a week at the beginning of your day. This will help with: Create what you want in your mind before it manifests into reality. Visualize your goals and feel what it's like to reach those goals. Meditate and bring together your dreams and aspirations to drive a fulfilled life. Are you actively doing guided visualizations or meditations to improve your life? Share your thoughts with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
11:15
September 16, 2020
4. DO WHAT YOU LOVE - Successful Artist Painter Career By Art Basel in Miami
Passion for art? See how he left a job at a creative agency to become a full-time artist after going to Art Basel in Miami. Sergey Gordienko is an international visual artist and painter based in Miami, FL. His art manifesto is DO WHAT YOU LOVE. DWYL has a strong connection to the energy created from friends in yoga, mediation, and spiritual gathering.  He is usually doing events in Miami Beach, Wynwood, and Art Basel but the pandemic has pushed him to produce print on demand posters, shirts, masks, and other items to keep the business going. This has improved his success and now he is planning to open a second gallery in Wilton Manors, Ft. Lauderdale.   DO WHAT YOU LOVE! "If you are not doing what you love, you’re wasting your time". Sergey Gordienko Sergey Gordienko has surrounded himself with like-minded people and this has given his more inspiration and energy to create more works. He is now planning collaborations with large brands like Nestle to do artwork that aligns with their brand. After the pandemic ends you'll be able to see Sergey live painting. In the meantime head over to the DWYL website and pick up some print on demand merch.  See more from Sergey Gordienko at DoWhatYouLove.art Do you draw or paint? Are you an artist? Share your work with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
25:23
September 11, 2020
3. Over $1 Million in 2020 on Amazon with SEO, Ecommerce & Affiliate Marketing
Seriously one million dollars?  Luiz Cent has had a long journey as a Shopify entrepreneur. He has started several eCommerce sites focused on what he loves. From his Hammock Town site, he has generated $1 million dollars in revenue this year along. Now they are looking to sell their Shopify site and flip the ownership. Luiz also talks about his different jobs at Mailshake (Saas company: Personalized sales engagement at scale), Experiment Engine (CRO product management software), Catalogs.com (e-commerce merchandising site), and Optimizely (A Conversion Optimization & A/B testing enterprise software). Optimizeluy was just acquired by EPI or Episerver. Now he found his dream job as a Sales Manager at a Saas startup in the B2B email & CRM space.  Some great advice about career SEO (search engine optimization) growth, entrepreneurship, eCommerce Shopify and tips for stand out when looking for a job.  Learn more about him LuizCent.com Who else should I interview about Amazon drop shipping, Shopify Plus, or Influencer Marketing? Share it with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
16:40
September 9, 2020
2. Feedback is Key to Growing Fast
A super growth hack we all know about... An entrepreneur the feedback loop is an important part of our process. To understand the feedback loop, think about how quickly you can get feedback, gather that insight, and turn it into actionable efforts that are going to make progress in your ultimate goal. That's what happy progress is all about. It's about finding the simplest things that can help us drive the most success possible. This is not growth hacking or any quick cheat to level up your results. It's about doing the right things based on the previous failures you've had in the past.  Especially now with the Coronavirus COVID pandemic in 2020, now is the time to take advantage of the downtimes. In times like these, we can leverage the opportunities to create a second income or build on additional projects to create more meaningful and fulfilling work. For me, I want to spend my additional time outside of my main job creating art and designing new creative projects. What type of work have you always wanted to do but haven't determined how to turn your passion into profit? Share it with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
04:57
September 8, 2020
1. Does Progress Equal Happiness?
Why Happy Progress? Does Progress Equal Happiness?  Learn about Alex Harris and why he created a podcast. Alex Harris is a subject matter expert in conversion rate optimization, landing pages, and ecommerce. He is currently building a website for Shopify Ecommerce and helping people make more money. Does happiness equal progress to you? See how small steps in our daily lives can drive accelerated growth for a successful and meaningful life. Follow the personal development journey of Alex Harris, an expert in optimization, mindset, and online business. The self-improvement topics on the show will cover entrepreneurship, personal growth, and mind/body optimization improvements. Alex Harris interviews the best on the internet, shares motivational / mindset content, and provides inspiration to dramatically improve your life. Does Progress Equal Happiness to you? Share it with Alex Harris aka AlexDesigns in his lab today... Visit happyprogress.com or email me at alex@happyprogress.com 
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September 7, 2020