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The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 016 – Justified or Not, Fear Is The Problem

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller is looking to raise money for a family member that is ill to get proper care–Our guest has already asked some of the people closest to him for financial help and fears that asking people is his extended circle is not the right choice for a next step. Without seeing any other options our guest asks Joe if there’s anything that Joe can see that he doesn’t see himself. Our host Joe Apfelbaum is able to point of why the fear of asking people in his extended circle is paralyzing our guests ability to see why it’s not a bad idea. Joe also points out that the very same fear is also keeping our guest from creating any other possibilities too. Realizing how toxic the fear was whether justified or not our guest commits to reaching out to his extended circle with a plan in mind that’s mutually beneficial and inspiring.

Resources:

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode:  The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 016 Justified or Not Fear Is The Problem (18 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 015 – What You Think You’re Afraid Isn’t What’s Holding You Back

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller is looking for guidance, having just launched his business, the early sales department is where he wants his breakthrough. Our guest believes he’s not good at sales until Joe reminds him that fear is false evidence appearing real and that our guest is actually very personable but his fear of rejection, not fear of sales is what’s keeping him from taking his business to the next level.

Resources:

www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Books mentioned: https://www.gitomer.com/product-category/books/

Download This Episode:  Episode 15 -What You Think You’re Afraid Isn’t What’s Holding You Back (13 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 014 – What Others Think Of You Is None Of Your Business

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller is looking for more success as an actor, which is what she chose as her life passion. After making several attempts to work with other creatives who didn’t have the same work ethic or commitment she became disillusioned. With her heart set on meeting the cream of the crop in the business she’s at a loss for how to approach them while providing value in return for a foot in the industry. Tune in to see how Joe helps our guest breakthrough the maze.

Resources:
www.ajaxunion.com
www.joeapfelbaum.com
For more information please visit: www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode: Episode 14 - What Others Think Of You Is None Of Your Business (17 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 013 – What Happens When You Say I Don’t Know

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller is stressed about finances even though she’s a successful business owner because her spouse is deeply stressed by whether or not he’ll keep his job so she asks Joe to help her figure out how to make more money to lighten her spouse’s burden. Joe helps her see that the reason she’s having trouble is because she’s focused on the wrong problem and asking the wrong question. Joe shifts her focus to understanding her husband being stressed is the real issue to work on and in order to ask the right question she has to change her language and to stop saying “I Don’t Know” which enables her block by reinforcing the idea that she isn’t capable of solving her problems. Listen in to hear the golden moment Joe and our guest breakthrough.

 

Resources:

www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 13 What Happens When You Say I Dont Know (16 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 012 – I’m Just Too Busy To Workout Too

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough he’s looking for is how to set a limit to his work hours. Our caller has wanted to focus on meeting his health goals via cycling but continues to let work get in the way. Joe walks him through a series of ways to get the best of both worlds and the breakthrough leads to more awareness of areas our caller wasn’t aware he wanted to fix too. Listen in to see how it happens.

Resources:

https://www.ringcentral.com/
https://www.uberconference.com/
https://www.upwork.com
https://fiverr.com/
https://speechnotes.co/
https://www.rev.com/

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode Here: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 12 Changing Services and Delegating Tasks (14 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 011 – How Am I Supposed To Do The Work, Hire Employees and Close Clients Alone

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough she’s looking for is how to schedule your week because there are just not enough hours in the day. As a small business owner she’s recently hired 3 employees and has suddenly found herself at a loss for how to manage her time.

 

Joe reassures her this is a classic case study and invites her to consider how fast she wants to grow the company to determine how hard she’ll have to work. Joe goes on to explain how often business owners forget that they are the most important part of their business and forgetting to allow time for number one needs to be non-negotiable.

 

The breakthrough comes in when Joe suggests building a framework around a focused 5 hours for a business day. Opening up time for self care and development.

 

Tweetables:

“Often times we ask how do I manage my business better but we forget to manage ourselves better.”

 

“If you want to grow your business you have to grow yourself first.” – Jim Rohn

 

Resources:
Jim Rohn Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY5nulJAIn4

www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode Here: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 11 How Am I Supposed To Do The Work Hire Employees and Close Clients Alone (11 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 010 – Do You Really Have Less Time Than Bill Gates

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough she’s looking for is that she never seems to have enough time to do the things she needs to do. Joe gives an immediate rebuttal “but you can manage your priorities.” followed by the question, who has more time than you?

 

Understanding where to go next because this is a classic case study for entrepreneurs Joe goes on to ask our guest caller to dig deeper and to ask what she really doesn’t have enough of because Joe knows it’s not time.

 

At this point our guest has their first breakthrough revealing that they have a weekly article they’d like to publish so Joe challenges her to commit and schedule it as a priority. Putting it in our guests words “I’m going to invite myself to my own meeting.”

 

Resources:
www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

 

Tweetables:

“Don’t disregarding the important to honor instead the urgent.”

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode Here: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 10 Do You Really Have Less Time Than Bill Gates (11 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 009 – Being Authentic Online To Create 7 Figures

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough she’s looking for is getting over the fear of being judged. Understanding this on a personal level Joe immediately helps our guest caller navigate to a breakthrough first by asking her to pick best case scenarios of how to get started in getting out there and becoming active on social media channels to help her business expand.

After some trouble Joe changes his strategy and invites our guest caller to list out a few examples of the worst case scenarios instead, which proves to work and begins to drive forward the breakthrough. At the end of it all she commits to closing one new client by the end of the month.

Resources:
www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

Tweetables:

“For clarity, don’t look for the best thing you could do, look for the worst thing you can do and go from there”

For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode Here: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 9 Being Authentic Online To Create 7 Figures (8 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 008 – Delegate And Make The Plate Bigger

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In this episode of the Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough she’s looking for is being able to do more. In her own words, “Making the plate bigger.”

Understanding that this is a common roadblock for entrepreneurs and small business owners Joe recounts the story of an event he hosted where one of the guest suggested to anyone wanting to get more done that they needed to learn the art of delegation. Then he recommended to Joe and everyone at the event, a book by Donna Genett, although not well known, effective.

As the conversation develops Joe discovers that our guest caller had never set a specific goal she wanted to achieve and this being a classic case gave Joe all he needed to know about how he can help her overcome this roadblock.

Joe goes on to illustrate how lacking a clear goal makes everything look like a priority which limits productivity.

Resources:
If You Want It Done Right, You Don’t Have to Do It Yourself!: The Power of Effective Delegation by Donna Genett: https://www.amazon.com/Want-Done-Right-Dont-Yourself/dp/1884956327

www.ajaxunion.com
www.joeapfelbaum.com

Tweetable:
“If you don’t know what more means, how can you ever get to more?”
For more information please visit: http://www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Episode Here: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 8 Delegate and Make The Plate Bigger (8 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 007 – I’ll Live My Life Purpose Even If Only For An Hour

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough she’s looking for is in making more time for connection with the people she loves. Understanding her purpose lies in making and keeping those deep connections strong Joe offers our counseling masters degree holder actionable items as potential commitments to break through the maze.

Resources:
www.ajaxunion.com
For more information please visit: www.joeapfelbaum.com/coach/

Download This Support: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 7 I'll Live My Life Purpose Even If Only For An Hour (7 downloads)