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The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 025 – Failure Management

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Your relationship to failure can be a big factor in your sense of self-esteem. Joe has shares that he’s spoken with people who have many hobbies where they feel failure but have only invested an hour or so–When it came to learning guitar it took Joe at least 500 hours to really get playing the guitar. “Often times people feel like they failed when they never really gave it a shot.”

Joe makes it painfully obvious to his guest that being down on yourself for not doing things that were on the todo list but weren’t a priority is okay. In fact remembering the 80/20 rule should make this an easy breakthrough. Tune in to a deep look at how Joe re-frames the idea and experience of failure.

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Download This Episode: Failure Management (62 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 024 – Public Speaking

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Public speaking careers deal with inspiring others even when your life is going through ups and downs. Our guest confides with Joe that she doesn’t believe she can deliver what her audience needs if her own life isn’t perfect. Joe reminds her that everyone is a work in progress and that getting in the right state of mind is different from having a perfect life. Joe coaches her through a priming exercise and gets her to commit to a few next action items to completely break through the wall she felt she couldn’t overcome.

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Download This Episode: Episode 24 - Public Speaking (52 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 023 – When Shoemakers Have Bad Shoes

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller shares with Joe her desire for more visibility. The challenge being that she doesn’t know how to do for herself what she does for her clients. Joe takes her through the maze to show her the real issue is that she is trying to do both the strategy and execution for herself for her own content when the truth is that the amount of time she’s working with is better used if she sets short goals and minimizes what kind of execution she’s involved in for her business. The rule is never go for the urgent at the expense of the important.

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

Download This Episode: Episode-23-When-Shoemakers-Have-Bad-Shoes (66 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 022 – Im Not Good At Anything

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller shares with Joe his belief that he doesn’t think he’s great at anything because he isn’t being paid for any of the skills he developed. Joe quickly turns the belief around and also points out that perfectionism is more of an excuse for not taking action than it is a standard of quality.–Tune in to this podcast episode to see how a breakthrough is made.

Resources:

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

Download This Episode: Episode-22-Im-Not-Really-Good-At-Anything (53 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 021 – How To Deal With Insults

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller expresses to Joe that he believes as he’s gotten older that it’s harder for him to let go of what negative things clients say to him–Joe asks for a specific example and discovers that our guest caller was perceiving what was aid about the industry as a personal attack as opposed to being an actual personal attack. Joe suggest our caller considers the fact that they said “You’re just like everyone else in the industry” and that this comment is not an insult so much as it is a cry for help. When our guest caller sees that this was actually an opportunity to turn things around Joe nudges and repeats to make sure the breakthrough sticks–Tune in to this podcast episode to see how a breakthrough is made.

Resources:

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

Download This Episode: Episode-21-How-To-Deal-With-Insults (65 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 020 – I’m An Author, How Do I Use Social Media

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller wrote a new book and wants to leverage social media to boost sales. Joe takes her through the maze and gets her clear on a strategy and set of goals that are actionable instead of depending on hope marketing. Our guest was not alone in thinking hope marketing works but Joe made every effort he could to get our guest to breakthrough the confusion and onward into a successful facebook page and email campaign.

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

Download This Episode: Episode-20-Social-Media-For-Authors (61 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 019 – I Tried To Quit Smoking, It Just Doesn’t Work

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller wants to quit smoking but is afraid to fail again because he’s tried to quit before. Joe takes our guest through maze and helps our guest discover that smoking isn’t his problem–When our guest discovers that fear of failing has kept him in limbo without the power to choose, the self awareness kicks in and you can hear the empowerment in our guest’s voice come to full force. Through renewed confidence our guest takes on Joe Apfelbaum’s 30-Day challenge to take a breathing break instead of smoke break. “When it comes to smoking quitting for the rest of your life is too much, quit for 30-Days first.”

Resources:

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Download This Episode:  Episode 019 I tried to quit smoking it just doesn't work (56 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 018 – If None of My Leads Qualify, I Need A Plan

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller is looking to get 5,000 new customers for her product launch and coaching strategy services. As a proven success in business she’s having trouble understanding what’s keeping her from getting to the level she wants to achieve so our host Joe Apfelbaum takes her through the maze and sets her up for success by reiterating how important understanding the sales funnel is to the success of any business. Also, Joe arms our guest with a contingency plan should none of her current leads qualify for her services.

Resources:

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Download This Episode:  The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 018 - If None of My Leads Qualify, I Need A Plan (55 downloads)

The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 017 – My Management Is Too Nice, and I Need Results

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In this episode of The Breakthrough Maze our guest caller is looking to get her management leadership to a level where they aren’t afraid to be candid with team members who keep missing deadlines. The consequences for missed deadlines aren’t as real as our guest would like them to be and until she can get her management there our guest doesn’t feel comfortable enough to go on vacation. Without being able to leave her company in the hands of someone she trusts her freedom is limited so Joe takes her through the maze and suggests role playing as a way of exploring the candid boundaries our guest is looking for in her team’s communication.

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Download This Episode:  The Breakthrough Maze | Episode 017 My Management Is Too Nice and I Need Results (52 downloads)

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 (51 downloads)