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Ideas Inspire Action

Ideas Inspire Action

By Tom Schöntaube
Tom Schöntaube, German entrepreneur and podcast host of “Ideas Inspire Action”. The podcast is about how to make things happen and turn ideas into reality - interviewing people who focus on taking action.
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#2 - Fear and paralysis stands between you and success

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#12 Matt Wensing - Founder at Summit talks about building forecasting software and having the white house as a client
Another amazing episode. This time with Matt Wensing, who is a mathematical genius who builds awesome forecasting software. He built and sold RiskPulse, a weather forecasting software, where the white house was a client. Now he works on his second company, Summit. This time it's a financial forecasting software that aims to help all types of companies with their forecasting. We spoke about how he is building his businesses, what leadership means to him, the difference between bootstrapping and venture capital, and much more.  Matt Twitter: @ mattwensing @usesummit - My website: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
1:19:39
September 16, 2020
# 11 Arvid Kahl - How to build a bootstrapped business with $55.000 MRR in 2 years, plus finding a niche and new business opportunities
Take action: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ - This time I have the bootstrapped founder Arvid Kahl on the show. He created with his partner Danielle a SaaS business, completely bootstrapped and sold it after 2 years. As he sold it, the MRR was $55.000. His story is truly unbelievable. We talked about how to find a niche to build a business, why bootstrapping is such a good alternative to the traditional VC route, we also spoke about how hard it really was to build FeedbackPanda and where he thinks are good business opportunities at the moment. And so much more.   - Arvid: His website: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/ His book: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/zero-to-sold/ Twitter: @arvidkahl - My website: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
1:18:45
August 15, 2020
#10 with Connor Frost - There are no shortcuts & learn about publishing your first album
Get more inspiration to take action: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ideasinspireaction - In this episode, I have a conversation with Connor Frost. He is a musician, teacher, and entrepreneur who has an online mentorship business where he helps hidden musicians to write and release their first album. He is a really cool person, we spoke about how to pursue your passion, dealing with failure and how he built his online mentoring business. - Connor: GET A CHECKLIST AND GUIDE TO HELP YOU FINISH OR START YOU NEXT SONG! http://www.connorfrost.com/ideasinspireaction http://www.instagram.com/connorlfrost http://www.instagram.com/dizzybatsmusic - My website: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
53:22
July 20, 2020
#9 with Angie Sadler - A journey from London lawyer to freelancer
Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ideasinspireaction In this episode, I have a conversation with Angie Sadler. Angie practiced as a lawyer in London and also lectured part-time. After leaving private practice, she took non-NED positions and mentored small businesses. From this, she went on to be chief talent officer and group general counsel for a FinTech company and now she is a freelancer working with different businesses. Please visit our website: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
1:08:52
July 8, 2020
#8 with Brent Basham - How to build a great podcast / taking the first steps / fear of failure
Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ideasinspireaction In this episode I have a conversation with Brent Basham. Co-Founder of Poddit and host of the Long Tail Success podcast. We hear about Brent's background (0:56), he talks about how he started the platform Poddit and the initial struggle with taking action (3:14),  how Brent started to market the platform and find his first clients (8:06), where he sees the next trends in the podcasting sector (14:36), how to build a great podcast (16:00), strategies to grow your podcast (22:30), people don't take action because it's hard, painful and there is the fear of failure (35:20), quick fire questions (40:00). Want to know more about Brent? https://poddit.net/,  twitter: @brentbash Please visit our website: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
44:58
June 22, 2020
#7 - Interview with Erika Gerdes, The Art of Undoing, Former Google Executive
Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ideasinspireaction In this episode, I interview Erika Gerdes. Erika is an authenticity advocate speaker, coach and writer. She is the designer of The Art of Undoing, which helps people undo their limiting beliefs to unlock greater confidence, joy and impact. Erika is also a former global business executive at Google, where she worked for 12 years before leaving at the height of her career, as a single mom, to pursue her mission for helping people live into their full range and amplify their impact. Please visit her website: erikagerdes.com Her Social Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikagerdes/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erika_gerdes/ Facebook: fb.me/ErikaGerdesIntl Please visit our website: https://ideas-inspire-action.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
1:01:10
June 8, 2020
#6 - Interview with Rui Alpalhao, CEO of Fundbox
In this episode, I interview Rui Alpalhao, CEO of Fundbox. An real estate investment fund located in Lisbon.  Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/ Music credits: Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
1:05:32
May 19, 2020
#5 - Achieve your goals with a mastermind group
In this episode is about tips to create a mastermind group that helps you to achieve your goals. Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/ Music credits: Last Energy For The Day & Grab A Partner & Monarch of the street by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
04:50
April 22, 2020
#4 - Interview: Tassilo Vogel of Tiplister, make decisions fast & know your strengths
In this episode I talk to Tassilo Vogel, who is the Co-founder of Tiplister.  Tiplister is a website that allows the community to share and vote for the best tips. We do this to help everyone grow their skills without requiring endless reading. Looking forward to your contributions on tiplister.com. Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/ Music credits: Last Energy For The Day & Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
14:26
April 16, 2020
#3 - How to deal with corona-virus self-isolation
In this episode I talk about how to deal with corona-virus self isolation. Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/ Music credits: Last Energy For The Day & Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
04:34
March 31, 2020
SPECIAL EDITION - About me
I just want to give you a little background about me in this episode. Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/
01:35
March 26, 2020
#2 - Fear and paralysis stands between you and success
In this episode I talk about fear, my own relationship with it and what mindsets help to overcome fear. Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/ Music credits: Last Energy For The Day & Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
06:44
March 26, 2020
#1 - How to quit your 9-5 job in 4 Steps
This first episode gives you a good reason and motivation to start working for yourself with the goal to take action. Please visit our website: https://business-consulting-services.com/ Music credits: Last Energy For The Day & Grab A Partner by Loyalty Freak Music from Free Music Archive, CC0 1.0 Universal License
09:17
March 26, 2020