Like Nobody's Business

by Lalita L. Amos

Like Nobody's Business
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 53
  • Last: 7 Jun 2008
Exactly who said that having your own business is supposed to be frought with struggle and effort -- producing little money and burning through all your time? What rule book is this written in? Business Success Coach and Strategic Planning Consultant, Lalita Amos, of Total Team Solutions, discusses key issues for the success of small businesses -- how to shift your thinking and business habits to produce extraordinary results. Her show features thoughtful interviews, breaking news and how-to's to keep you at the top of your game. True to her coach's calling, she serves up the real deal in business straight -- no chaser.

Episodes (53)

  • LNB #053: Help! I Neede Someone!
    LNB #053: Help! I Neede Someone!
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    Published: 7 Jun 2008 Duration: 24:40
    I remember seeing the Beatles' movie, Help! when I was a kid. Love the lyrics, which are so brilliant: (Help) I need somebody (Help) Not just anybody (Help) You know I need someone (Help) When I was younger, so much younger th... Read more →
    I remember seeing the Beatles' movie, Help! when I was a kid. Love the lyrics, which are so brilliant: (Help) I need somebody (Help) Not just anybody (Help) You know I need someone (Help) When I was younger, so much younger th... Read more →

  • LNB #052: The Dip (Pt. 2)
    LNB #052: The Dip (Pt. 2)
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    Published: 10 May 2008 Duration: 17:17
    This week, we cover ways to think your way through quitting. Knowing the answers to the key questions for your business or accountability, you can figure out pretty quickly what you should be saying "yes" or "no" to. To remind you, in Se... Read more →
    This week, we cover ways to think your way through quitting. Knowing the answers to the key questions for your business or accountability, you can figure out pretty quickly what you should be saying "yes" or "no" to. To remind you, in Se... Read more →

  • LNB #051: The Dip (Pt. 1)
    LNB #051: The Dip (Pt. 1)
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    Published: 19 Apr 2008 Duration: 20:23
    Marketing guru, Seth Godin's book, The Dip, forms the basis for this podcast (and several more to come). Seth describes three key conditions when we get stopped: The dip: where the break in your action is so deep and wide that you can't ... Read more →
    Marketing guru, Seth Godin's book, The Dip, forms the basis for this podcast (and several more to come). Seth describes three key conditions when we get stopped: The dip: where the break in your action is so deep and wide that you can't ... Read more →

  • LNB #050: Gobbledygook (Biz Communications)
    LNB #050: Gobbledygook (Biz Communications)
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    Published: 2 Nov 2007 Duration: 13:44
    Leverage... Cutting edge... Scalable... ...and the list goes on. When did our business communication stop being authentic and start being a frantic race to leverage robust world-class business intel that offers flexible, yet scalabl... Read more →
    Leverage... Cutting edge... Scalable... ...and the list goes on. When did our business communication stop being authentic and start being a frantic race to leverage robust world-class business intel that offers flexible, yet scalabl... Read more →

  • LNB #049: Work-Life Balance (sigh)
    LNB #049: Work-Life Balance (sigh)
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    Published: 11 Sep 2007 Duration: 22:58
    This is a short work week due to the Labor Day Holiday. People are slammed, trying to get work done and the children back to school...and everything else. Someone said their short week felt more like a punishment requiring them to work even... Read more →
    This is a short work week due to the Labor Day Holiday. People are slammed, trying to get work done and the children back to school...and everything else. Someone said their short week felt more like a punishment requiring them to work even... Read more →

  • LNB #048: Just Say "No" (pt. 4) Cleaning Up the Slop
    LNB #048: Just Say "No" (pt. 4) Cleaning Up the Slop
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    Published: 1 Sep 2007 Duration: 24:01
    No. Nein. Nyet. Non. Little words in whatever language we speak. Big mischief if we don't use them when we should. We end up half-committed to projects and other decisions we know we really don't support, taking precious time away... Read more →
    No. Nein. Nyet. Non. Little words in whatever language we speak. Big mischief if we don't use them when we should. We end up half-committed to projects and other decisions we know we really don't support, taking precious time away... Read more →

  • LNB #047: Just Say "No?!" (pt. 3) It's What You Say "Yes" To
    LNB #047: Just Say "No?!" (pt. 3) It's What You Say "Yes" To
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    Published: 3 Aug 2007 Duration: 17:16
    Just say "no?" Seems like this has energized many of you (ticking off some) and gotten you into action. Being one who thinks when it gets tough one should dig deeper (as opposed to scarpering away), we're going to look some more at this ... Read more →
    Just say "no?" Seems like this has energized many of you (ticking off some) and gotten you into action. Being one who thinks when it gets tough one should dig deeper (as opposed to scarpering away), we're going to look some more at this ... Read more →

  • LNB #046: Just Say "No?!" (pt. 2) Beliefs
    LNB #046: Just Say "No?!" (pt. 2) Beliefs
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    Published: 27 Jul 2007 Duration: 16:46
    Face it. We suck at "yes" and "no" to the extent that we're doing work that isn't meaningful, takes up lots or time (or keeps us from the social lives we though our buisnsses woulc give us access to), we don't go on vacations and when we do... Read more →
    Face it. We suck at "yes" and "no" to the extent that we're doing work that isn't meaningful, takes up lots or time (or keeps us from the social lives we though our buisnsses woulc give us access to), we don't go on vacations and when we do... Read more →

  • LNB #045: Just Say "No?!" (pt. 1)
    LNB #045: Just Say "No?!" (pt. 1)
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    Published: 23 Jul 2007 Duration: 24:05
    Let's face it: We're tapped out. We work longer than ever with less return. We spend more to get the lifestyle and wind up working longer and harder (notice I didn't say "more effectively"). How do we get off the treadmill? A HISTOR... Read more →
    Let's face it: We're tapped out. We work longer than ever with less return. We spend more to get the lifestyle and wind up working longer and harder (notice I didn't say "more effectively"). How do we get off the treadmill? A HISTOR... Read more →

  • LNB #044: Where is a Mirror a Doorway
    LNB #044: Where is a Mirror a Doorway
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    Published: 7 Jul 2007 Duration: 14:52
    Only in our fevered imaginations. While on vacation, I observed my expensive (but not very bright) purebred cat checking out her temporary new digs. She touched everything in the hotel room and got poleaxed at the full-length mirror. Bel... Read more →
    Only in our fevered imaginations. While on vacation, I observed my expensive (but not very bright) purebred cat checking out her temporary new digs. She touched everything in the hotel room and got poleaxed at the full-length mirror. Bel... Read more →

  • LNB #043: What Are You REALLY Listening to (Customer Service
    LNB #043: What Are You REALLY Listening to (Customer Service
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    Published: 30 Jun 2007 Duration: 25:47
    "We're committed to excellent customer service." Interesting idea. However, I'm not sure that we really are. Most of the time, I assert, we're too busy listening to the little voices inside our heads. I mean the voices that are constant... Read more →
    "We're committed to excellent customer service." Interesting idea. However, I'm not sure that we really are. Most of the time, I assert, we're too busy listening to the little voices inside our heads. I mean the voices that are constant... Read more →

  • LNB #042: Virtual Offices/Real Power
    LNB #042: Virtual Offices/Real Power
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    Published: 22 Jun 2007 Duration: 40:22
    We're not in business the same way we were in the PE (pre-email) days before 1987. Small businesses are proliferating in a curious way. Non-micro enterprise businesses with between 11 and 499 staffers have declined from 12% in 1997 to 9%. M... Read more →
    We're not in business the same way we were in the PE (pre-email) days before 1987. Small businesses are proliferating in a curious way. Non-micro enterprise businesses with between 11 and 499 staffers have declined from 12% in 1997 to 9%. M... Read more →

  • LNB #041: Sales vs. Referral Mindsets
    LNB #041: Sales vs. Referral Mindsets
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    Published: 9 Jun 2007 Duration: 27:58
    OK. You’ve started lining up your raving fans—people who know, like, understand and trust you. You’ve begun meeting with them, but are concerned that your relationships are starting to feel the chill. Consider these two broad mindsets when ... Read more →
    OK. You’ve started lining up your raving fans—people who know, like, understand and trust you. You’ve begun meeting with them, but are concerned that your relationships are starting to feel the chill. Consider these two broad mindsets when ... Read more →

  • LNB #040: Raving Fans
    LNB #040: Raving Fans
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    Published: 15 May 2007 Duration: 29:15
    RESOURCES At www.totalteamsolutions.com's whitepapers page, you can find the whitepaper "Create Your Kitchen Cabinet," which details how to create an advisory council. Use it to help you find additional customers and key business contacts.... Read more →
    RESOURCES At www.totalteamsolutions.com's whitepapers page, you can find the whitepaper "Create Your Kitchen Cabinet," which details how to create an advisory council. Use it to help you find additional customers and key business contacts.... Read more →

  • LNB #039: Ready! Set! Go! (starting off on your own)
    LNB #039: Ready! Set! Go! (starting off on your own)
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    Published: 5 May 2007 Duration: 23:37
    Starting your own consulting firm is not for the timid. One must think like an entrepreneur. Here are a few key areas of your business you should concern yourself with: * Administration: As I said, the tedious bits of your business that ... Read more →
    Starting your own consulting firm is not for the timid. One must think like an entrepreneur. Here are a few key areas of your business you should concern yourself with: * Administration: As I said, the tedious bits of your business that ... Read more →

  • LNB #038: When the #%$! Hits the Fan (Disaster Preparedness)
    LNB #038: When the #%$! Hits the Fan (Disaster Preparedness)
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    Published: 22 Apr 2007 Duration: 20:18
    Do you have a disaster plan? Given that we in the Northern Hemisphere are just entering hurricane and tornado season, we would do well to know what to do. Write a brief (you know how much I love working from one page) plan, including medica... Read more →
    Do you have a disaster plan? Given that we in the Northern Hemisphere are just entering hurricane and tornado season, we would do well to know what to do. Write a brief (you know how much I love working from one page) plan, including medica... Read more →

  • LNB #037: Messy, the New Neat? (organization & productivity)
    LNB #037: Messy, the New Neat? (organization & productivity)
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    Published: 17 Feb 2007 Duration: 17:17
    Neatness is overrated. More relevant are questions of productivity and effectiveness rather than how pristine your office space is. CONSIDERATIONS: Are you a serial (single thought processes) or a parallel (multiple trains of thought) t... Read more →
    Neatness is overrated. More relevant are questions of productivity and effectiveness rather than how pristine your office space is. CONSIDERATIONS: Are you a serial (single thought processes) or a parallel (multiple trains of thought) t... Read more →

  • LNB #036: Truth Telling While Selling
    LNB #036: Truth Telling While Selling
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    Published: 13 Feb 2007 Duration: 23:42
    This episode includes an interview with the fabulous Toni Nell of Springboard Consulting. Focusing on one of the key steps in her "Stop Selling Like a Man" program, she helps us understand the importance of truth-telling while selling. ... Read more →
    This episode includes an interview with the fabulous Toni Nell of Springboard Consulting. Focusing on one of the key steps in her "Stop Selling Like a Man" program, she helps us understand the importance of truth-telling while selling. ... Read more →

  • LNB #035: Care and Feeding of Partnerships
    LNB #035: Care and Feeding of Partnerships
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    Published: 2 Feb 2007 Duration: 24:38
    We spend more time picking an Ob/Gyn that will birth our babies than we do building the business partnerships that provide the income we need to take care of said babes. We know that one out of nine new businesses experience a five year fai... Read more →
    We spend more time picking an Ob/Gyn that will birth our babies than we do building the business partnerships that provide the income we need to take care of said babes. We know that one out of nine new businesses experience a five year fai... Read more →

  • LNB #034: Stop Selling Like a Man (Be Yourself)
    LNB #034: Stop Selling Like a Man (Be Yourself)
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    Published: 26 Jan 2007 Duration: 32:00
    This episode is NOT about women. What it’s about is selling in such a way that in bringing your A-Game you bring yourselves. Toni Nell of Springboard Consulting is a player. She’s worked with A-List clients (like Morgan Stanley) and been th... Read more →
    This episode is NOT about women. What it’s about is selling in such a way that in bringing your A-Game you bring yourselves. Toni Nell of Springboard Consulting is a player. She’s worked with A-List clients (like Morgan Stanley) and been th... Read more →

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