Make It Matter

by Mike Gastin

Make It Matter
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 26
  • Last: 11 Feb 2018
Make It Matter is your toolkit for entrepreneurial success. Learn how to make the most of your business and your life with host Mike Gastin. Make It Matter covers topics relevant to entrepreneurs and provides something you can apply to your business or life in every episode.

Episodes (26)

  • My First Video, Sierra Kilo Bravo, and Two Thousand Dollars
    My First Video, Sierra Kilo Bravo, and Two Thousand Dollars
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    Published: 11 Feb 2018 Duration: 15:10
    I'm one week in and already I've gotten my first video up, reeled in my first subscriber, and even lost my first $2,000. It's a beautiful thing. Join me, Mike Gastin, as I share the first week of starting a digital business.
    I'm one week in and already I've gotten my first video up, reeled in my first subscriber, and even lost my first $2,000. It's a beautiful thing. Join me, Mike Gastin, as I share the first week of starting a digital business.

  • It's Season Two and Time to Take a Trip
    It's Season Two and Time to Take a Trip
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 09:45
    I'm embarking on a new project—a project that I'm going to chronicle here on the Make It Matter podcast! Join me as I develop an online business from the ground up. I'm going to share everything with you: successes, failures, expenses, and ... Read more →
    I'm embarking on a new project—a project that I'm going to chronicle here on the Make It Matter podcast! Join me as I develop an online business from the ground up. I'm going to share everything with you: successes, failures, expenses, and ... Read more →

  • How Much Should You Budget for Marketing
    How Much Should You Budget for Marketing
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    Published: 28 Jan 2018 Duration: 16:51
    Have you ever wondered if you're spending the right amount on your marketing? The accepted rule of thumb is to budget between two and five percent of your gross revenue, but is that really the right way to determine how much to spend on you... Read more →
    Have you ever wondered if you're spending the right amount on your marketing? The accepted rule of thumb is to budget between two and five percent of your gross revenue, but is that really the right way to determine how much to spend on you... Read more →

  • What's Wrong with the Latest Oxfam Report and Why We Need to Tell Our Own Stories
    What's Wrong with the Latest Oxfam Report and Why We Need to Tell Our Own Stories
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 23:41
    There's a problem with the latest Oxfam report on inequality that should bother every business owner and entrepreneur. It's a problem of story. Join Mike as he gets you up to speed on the report, what's problematic with it, and shares why h... Read more →
    There's a problem with the latest Oxfam report on inequality that should bother every business owner and entrepreneur. It's a problem of story. Join Mike as he gets you up to speed on the report, what's problematic with it, and shares why h... Read more →

  • Stories, Neural Coupling, and Oxytocin
    Stories, Neural Coupling, and Oxytocin
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    Published: 15 Jan 2018 Duration: 27:39
    What if you could project your own brain activity onto another person, forcing the person’s mind to closely mirror your own? What if you could become so good at this that you were able to do it with your prospects, customers, and employees?... Read more →
    What if you could project your own brain activity onto another person, forcing the person’s mind to closely mirror your own? What if you could become so good at this that you were able to do it with your prospects, customers, and employees?... Read more →

  • A Lesson from the Current IV Bag Crisis
    A Lesson from the Current IV Bag Crisis
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    Published: 11 Jan 2018 Duration: 18:51
    Hospitals across the US are struggling to maintain their supply of IV bags due to the effects of hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, crippling Baxter International's ability to manufacture the bags. Join Mike as... Read more →
    Hospitals across the US are struggling to maintain their supply of IV bags due to the effects of hurricane Maria, which struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, crippling Baxter International's ability to manufacture the bags. Join Mike as... Read more →

  • Back in the Saddle
    Back in the Saddle
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    Published: 10 Dec 2017 Duration: 13:56
    The Make It Matter podcast is back in business—it's good to get behind the mic! A quick episode to get things rolling again and to update listeners to what's been going on.
    The Make It Matter podcast is back in business—it's good to get behind the mic! A quick episode to get things rolling again and to update listeners to what's been going on.

  • The Savvy Way to Find Businesses for Sale
    The Savvy Way to Find Businesses for Sale
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    Published: 10 Jul 2017 Duration: 20:05
    Wanting to own a business is the easy part, but how do you find one for sale besides just getting lucky? In this episode I share the best way to find multiple businesses for sale in your community. It doesn't take that much time and the bes... Read more →
    Wanting to own a business is the easy part, but how do you find one for sale besides just getting lucky? In this episode I share the best way to find multiple businesses for sale in your community. It doesn't take that much time and the bes... Read more →

  • Becoming An Entrepreneur Without Starting A Business
    Becoming An Entrepreneur Without Starting A Business
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    Published: 5 Feb 2017 Duration: 16:39
    What if you didn't have to start a business to be an entrepreneur? Most think the only way to be a business owner is to start one from scratch. And, although that's an excellent way to go about it, there's a lesser known path to entrepreneu... Read more →
    What if you didn't have to start a business to be an entrepreneur? Most think the only way to be a business owner is to start one from scratch. And, although that's an excellent way to go about it, there's a lesser known path to entrepreneu... Read more →

  • Lessons Learned from Writing Like A Powerlifter
    Lessons Learned from Writing Like A Powerlifter
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    Published: 30 Jan 2017 Duration: 19:36
    After writing 1,000 words for 65 days straight, Mike has learned a few lessons. A couple were a bit of a surprise. Take a listen and find out just what writing like an olympian powerlifter has taught him and how writing can make you a bette... Read more →
    After writing 1,000 words for 65 days straight, Mike has learned a few lessons. A couple were a bit of a surprise. Take a listen and find out just what writing like an olympian powerlifter has taught him and how writing can make you a bette... Read more →

  • The Best Way to Close Deals
    The Best Way to Close Deals
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    Published: 22 Jan 2017 Duration: 14:26
    Do you love winning new business but hate to close? Or, maybe you've found closing to be a bit of an enigma; part contact sport and part magic. Don't worry. Closing is easy once you understand a few key ideas. In this episode Mike finishes ... Read more →
    Do you love winning new business but hate to close? Or, maybe you've found closing to be a bit of an enigma; part contact sport and part magic. Don't worry. Closing is easy once you understand a few key ideas. In this episode Mike finishes ... Read more →

  • Of Hunters and Farmers and Sales
    Of Hunters and Farmers and Sales
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    Published: 15 Jan 2017 Duration: 12:41
    Ever hire a sales rep only to be disappointed with their performance? It could be that you just need to understand what kind of sales person they are. In this episode Mike explains the difference between the two main kinds of sales people: ... Read more →
    Ever hire a sales rep only to be disappointed with their performance? It could be that you just need to understand what kind of sales person they are. In this episode Mike explains the difference between the two main kinds of sales people: ... Read more →

  • 25 Years of Sales Experience Distilled to Three Points
    25 Years of Sales Experience Distilled to Three Points
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    Published: 8 Jan 2017 Duration: 17:16
    In this episode Mike shares his approach to sales that he's developed over 25 years of working with prospects and clients. Boiling it all down to three key points, he shares how listeners can transform the way they sell, making both their o... Read more →
    In this episode Mike shares his approach to sales that he's developed over 25 years of working with prospects and clients. Boiling it all down to three key points, he shares how listeners can transform the way they sell, making both their o... Read more →

  • Prioritizing Prospects for the Win
    Prioritizing Prospects for the Win
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    Published: 1 Jan 2017 Duration: 15:31
    Why not start the new year with a smarter approach to your prospects? Most agree that prioritizing prospects makes sense, but hardly anyone does it. Mike shares a simple approach that will help you better allocate precious resources, while ... Read more →
    Why not start the new year with a smarter approach to your prospects? Most agree that prioritizing prospects makes sense, but hardly anyone does it. Mike shares a simple approach that will help you better allocate precious resources, while ... Read more →

  • Is Cold Calling Dead or Alive?
    Is Cold Calling Dead or Alive?
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    Published: 28 Dec 2016 Duration: 15:38
    This year has witnessed many proclamations of the demise of cold calling—everyone from low-level sales reps to the founder of Hubspot are all saying the cold call is dead. But, is it really? In this episode Mike shares his perspective on th... Read more →
    This year has witnessed many proclamations of the demise of cold calling—everyone from low-level sales reps to the founder of Hubspot are all saying the cold call is dead. But, is it really? In this episode Mike shares his perspective on th... Read more →

  • Overcoming Two Obstacles to Sales Success
    Overcoming Two Obstacles to Sales Success
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    Published: 19 Dec 2016 Duration: 18:19
    2017 is just around the corner and you're thinking about what you'd like to accomplish next year. Odds are this includes increasing your revenues. What better way to grow your business than through sales? And yet, most people hate selling. ... Read more →
    2017 is just around the corner and you're thinking about what you'd like to accomplish next year. Odds are this includes increasing your revenues. What better way to grow your business than through sales? And yet, most people hate selling. ... Read more →

  • The Money Problem You Didn't Know You Had
    The Money Problem You Didn't Know You Had
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    Published: 11 Dec 2016 Duration: 16:17
    We've all had money problems at one time or another. But there's one problem we've all got with money that we don't realize. Learn what it is, why it's effecting you, and what to do about it.
    We've all had money problems at one time or another. But there's one problem we've all got with money that we don't realize. Learn what it is, why it's effecting you, and what to do about it.

  • A Review of Cal Newport's Deep Work
    A Review of Cal Newport's Deep Work
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    Published: 10 Oct 2016 Duration: 15:41
    Mike reviews Cal Newport's book, Deep Work, Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World. Learn about the book's main ideas and decide for yourself if it's worth the read.
    Mike reviews Cal Newport's book, Deep Work, Rules for Focused Success in A Distracted World. Learn about the book's main ideas and decide for yourself if it's worth the read.

  • Nature Abhors A Vacuum, the End of Your Career, and Taking Back Your Days
    Nature Abhors A Vacuum, the End of Your Career, and Taking Back Your Days
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    Published: 4 Jul 2016 Duration: 13:59
    Get up. Do combat with your inbox. Try to keep your customers happy while juggling employee requests. Bang out a proposal while trying to catch up on a deadline. Then, call it a day. Rinse, dry and repeat. That's what it often feels like to... Read more →
    Get up. Do combat with your inbox. Try to keep your customers happy while juggling employee requests. Bang out a proposal while trying to catch up on a deadline. Then, call it a day. Rinse, dry and repeat. That's what it often feels like to... Read more →

  • Brexit, Business, and You
    Brexit, Business, and You
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    Published: 27 Jun 2016 Duration: 19:56
    If there's anything constant in this world, it's the steady flow of destabilizing news—the latest being Brexit. What are we to do? How do we run our businesses? Whether it's Brexit today or the American presidential election tomorrow, you'r... Read more →
    If there's anything constant in this world, it's the steady flow of destabilizing news—the latest being Brexit. What are we to do? How do we run our businesses? Whether it's Brexit today or the American presidential election tomorrow, you'r... Read more →

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