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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 (15 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 (14 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 (12 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 (8 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 (9 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 (6 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 (6 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 (5 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 006 – Manage Your Million Dollar Clients Expectations Stop Being At Their Beck And Call

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In this episode of the Breakthrough Maze our guest caller says the breakthrough he’s looking for is in finding a way way to stick to his schedule, no matter what he has on his calendar something always comes up. Our guest wanted to discover a strong approach to dealing with million dollar clients that continue to interrupt his life at all hours of the day.

Joe invites our guest to think about the idea of keeping your word. You need to say “This is what I commit to doing” and give yourself the freedom of scheduling chaos time. Our guest begins to have his breakthrough when Joe suggests putting into place a system that his clients agree to as blocks of regularly scheduled time they can reach him, making anything outside of those blocks non-negotiable. Even if it’s just a check in call for 15 minutes with the disclosure that this time and attention will be undivided to the client.

Tweetables:

“If you don’t create an agreement, there is an agreement for you.”

“Without Integrity there is no power.”

Resources:

www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

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

Download This Episode: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 6 Manage Your Million Dollar Client Expectations Stop Being At Their Beck and Call (6 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 005 – If Only I Lived In Brooklyn I’d Be Successful

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In this episode of the breakthrough maze our guest caller tells Joe that she needs a breakthrough in business by landing new clients. Joe gives our guest caller a kind nudge by asking her why she feels she doesn’t have new clients.

When our guest tells Joe that she thinks she needs a lead magnet to land new clients Joe reminds her that fear can often keep us from taking advantage of the simple solutions available to us. Joe challenges our guest caller to make some calls and to ask for phone numbers when she needs them for a call. Even looking at facebook in the about section.

Faced with a challenge to commit to changing her circumstances our guest caller takes on the challenge. The second breakthrough comes when our guest callers shares that she’s been living with worry and it’s making her feel tired. Still thinking about moving back to brooklyn because living in north carolina isn’t ideal anymore Joe invites our guest caller to learn to appreciate this transition period in her life. Reminding her that Viktor Frankl was able to find happiness in one of the worst places in history.

Tweetable:

“Where your focus goes, your energy flows.”

Resources:

www.ajaxunion.com

www.joeapfelbaum.com

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

Download This Episode Here: The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 5 If Only I Lived In Brooklyn I'd Be Successful (7 downloads)