An unexpected turn in the weather is wrecking havoc with Steve and his family's holiday plans. How often do your plans change and how adaptable are you?
When it comes to connecting, swing for the fences and you just may surprise yourself with how positive the results might be
"Nice sunglasses" Who know such a statement could open up and create such an amazing connection to another human soul.
The upcoming Star Wars movie has me feeling like a 7 year old kid again!
Who has had the biggest influence on helping you become who you are today?
Do you only call your network when you find yourself without a job? Don't do that.
Our first official interview here on The Ripple Effect Podcast and it's with one of Steve's favorite entrepeneurs. We know you'll enjoy getting to know Ben and hearing some of his entrepreneurial journey and how became such a web rock star! Hint: It involved the smell of meatballs.
Why do so many of us insist on not using, even paying for, help when we need it. One word of advice - don't do that.
So you think you want to be an entreprenuer because Shark Tank makes it look so easy. Well think again. Entreprenuership isn't for everyone. Sometimes it's just for the crazy ones. Which clear, Steve is.
Annoying people sometimes get that way because of past experiences, work environments and poor leadership. If you find yourself dealing with an annoying person on your team, maybe it's time to have a frank and honest conversation. Your efforts may just be what turns their attitude around and that frown upside down.
Best advice I can give....never stop learning. Why? Because the new stuff you learn opens up new pathways to new ideas, new ways of thinking and helps you adapt and evolve. I mean if my guitar playing doesn't inspire you to want to pick up a 6 string and show me how to really play it, I don't know what will.
Oh and don't tell anyone about my Star Wars comic book habit please. Let's just keep that between us whatda say?
People have all sorts of questions about LinkedIn. Steve picked a few of his favorite submitted by listeners of the show and readers from his BLOG and decided to share his thoughts on the subject for your listening enjoyment.
Why do most people struggle with the people that could mean the most to personal and professional success? Why do they fail to connect at a level to build real, meaningful relationships?
In this episode talks about some of the simple strategies each of us can put to work to helps us connect better and build relationships that matter.
How often do you take a moment to recognize when you are happy? In this episode Steve talks about what he's personally discovered about happiness and how recognizing to embrace these special moments, has changed his perspective and his life.
So what about you? Are you finding your happiness?
"I have found, that when I start to focus on trying to find happiness in almost everything I do. My life has significantly improved in so many ways."
Steve discusses the 30 Day Meditation Challenge he undertook and what noticeable shifts he's already seeing in his life as a result.
Mary & Richard Maddux - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meditation-oasis/id204570355?mt=2
Stin Hansen - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/my-meditation-station/id123885923?mt=2
Even the Ripple man from time to time has to do a little peep check to determined if the people he's surrounding himself with are helping or hurting him. No one has time for negative people who drain all that is good from your soul. Maybe it's time you too took a stand and said no more sucky negative people in your life too.
A cult classic from the 80's Ferris Bueller actuall in large part is responsible for teaching me how to come out of my shell, embrace life and be a friend to all. Of course I'm still trying to figure out how to be as cool as him. Maybe change my name to Abe Froman since Ferris is taken.
If you don't understand that last line, you owe it to yourself to rent Ferris Bueller immediately. Or just watch this: http://youtu.be/7HNd3qz68Zw
Last year Steve discovered he made nearly $1 Million dollars worth of introductions. That'a lot of Ripples eh?
In this episode Steve talks about why it's fun and personally rewarding to track the outcomes of the connections you make. The simple process of connecting is great but when you make the right connections amongst the right people, often serious commerce may take place all thanks to you. New jobs, new sales, new business partnerships may be created simply because you know two or more people who should know one another.
This podcast episode was inspired by Steve's BLOG post on the same topic at the end of the year. Check that out here: http://ripplecentral.com/what-is-your-connection-worth/
In this episode, Steve Harper talks about the challenges and flexibilities of working from home and how to stay connected so that you aren't isolated and lonely in your bunny slippers.
Don't fall into the attention traps that will suck away your time and energy keeping you from your next raise or promotion.
"Designate a specific work area and leave that work there."
If you already or plan to work from home how should you deal with the problems of work life balance and isolation?