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What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:

  • Great show!
    February 9, 2024 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I'm absolutely hooked on this podcast! Huge kudos to Mario for consistently delivering top-notch episodes. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Amazing Guests, Real World Advice
    July 14, 2023 by Demi @ Comcastro.com from United States

    Just wanted to say thank you, Mario! Great practical ideas and such enthusiasm. I recommend this show for anyone looking to change their mindset through access to access to some great real world inspiration.

  • These podcasts have some great nuggets!!
    April 14, 2023 by Jen from Fort Worth from United States

    Mario has an A guest list that go out of their way to give you their best tips to be successful in your business endeavor. I’ve learned so much in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!

  • Inspiring Real World and Practical
    March 11, 2023 by SheriTraxler from United States

    Love the inspiration of “hey if they can do this so can I “ And that there is practical ideas from their expertise too Also love the variety of times

  • SUPER PRO production, and better content
    February 17, 2023 by JoshRamsey from South Africa

    Hits the nail on the head, and brings practical insight while doing it!

  • Enthusiasm and experience
    January 10, 2023 by Cfow110 from United States

    Mario is an enthusiastic experienced interviewer. He creates conversations with great content but also leaves room for some whimsy with his imperfect action round questions.

  • What an Enjoyable Show!
    December 21, 2022 by BretRidgway from United States

    Mario Frachini is the consummate pro when it comes to being a podcast host. The time just flew by and the conversation was great!

  • Great Show!
    July 22, 2022 by erseburse from United States

    Always providing great content- keep it up!

  • Insightful, inspiring and empowering!!
    May 6, 2022 by Anya Bartholomew from United States

    This is a gem!! You've got to pay attention to "little" things to appreciation the power of this incredible useful information!! The more you listen, the more you love it! Try and you'll see!!

  • Love love love
    May 6, 2022 by Tanyamariedube from Canada

    What a great show. I loved listening to your episode with Dave Lorenzo on the 60 Second Sale. As someone who loves sales (but loathed them when I started with cold calls and cold door knocking), I loved what he said about hearing the word “no”. In sales, we are trained to look for the no’s. It makes us really good at it if we can really get into it. What you two were talking about with regard to how our limitations are i’’our minds really resonated with me. I love that because it’s a game changer when you understand that sales is just about helping people solve a massive problem and getting paid for it and then taking imperfect action, get on your feet and have fun. Thanks so much! Love this show.

  • Amazing podcast!
    January 24, 2022 by maddie@podcastingyou from United States

    This podcast is incredibly informative and empowering! Each episode is an insightful deep dive into an entrepreneurial story that highlights tenacity, innovation, and advice to help you level up in your own journey.

    January 18, 2022 by Mitko I. from Bulgaria

    A ton of value, keep rocking!

  • Great show!
    January 7, 2022 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I love this show. The host is really entertaining and the content is pure gold. This podcast became my top show. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Insightful and wide ranging
    January 7, 2022 by purpletom111 from United Kingdom

    This is an excellent podcast for anyone looking to optimise their business. Mario is a fabulous host with brilliant questions and a relaxed, friendly demeanour. I loved Episode 261 about Growth Marketing, really useful - high product quality is the best marketing strategy out there!

  • Brilliant insights from the best…
    December 27, 2021 by jxywvut from United States

    No matter what big business mountain you are trying to summit, the EA podcast has something amazing to inspire and teach you how to start or scale your venture. I love tuning in every day to learn actionable insights from a new expert or industry. So much value to sink your teeth into. Give it a listen!

  • Top Notch Quality Content for Authentic Leaders
    December 1, 2021 by dropinceo from United States

    A meticulous production, a highly professional host with authentic conversation creates an amazing experience for the listener. A must listen for insights and inspiration for the Entreprener or C-Suite Leader.

  • Love it!
    November 30, 2021 by Mariann!! from United States

    It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.

  • Actionable and Inspiring
    October 29, 2021 by Ben_Cook28 from United States

    I appreciate the authenticity, quality of the guests, and insights from this podcast

  • Essential content for your entrepreneurial journey
    October 17, 2021 by MCarmen Baldovi from United Kingdom

    Mario’s interviews are full of valuable tips from business experts that you shouldn’t miss in your entrepreneurial journey. Listening to this podcast is being a massive help for me and I hope it is for you.

  • Wealth of Information
    October 8, 2021 by KPM D. from United States

    Great interviews. Always great to have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and glean from their years of wisdom. Keep up the good work!

  • Packed with actionable content!
    October 8, 2021 by mwforrester from United States

    Mario has a top-notch podcast with outstanding guests! I’m able to come away with information that I can apply to my own business, to generate growth and increase my ability to provide positive impact. When you spend your time to listen to an episode of EA Effect you can be sure that you will get an amazing return on time investment.

  • Powerful!
    September 3, 2021 by MichaelUnbroken from United States

    This is the show I needed 13 years ago before I ruined my first business. I think being able to have tangible and practical insight from people who are one step ahead of you is everything congrats to Mario for an amazing show! - @MichaelUnbroken

  • First Rate Host and Brilliant Guests
    September 3, 2021 by Wade Galt from United States

    Mario is an extremely well prepared and professional host that gets the best out of his guests. He interviews fundamentally sound guests to share powerful business strategies and wisdom. Definitely worth your time to listen.

  • Great show.
    August 28, 2021 by mdaciuk from Canada

    Excellent interviews and guests. Liked the show on how to defend your reputation. “Customers, communities and critics.” Good way at looking at stakeholders. Thanks for the great content.

  • Great topics - and tips!
    August 27, 2021 by Kate | EOFire from United States

    Loving Mario’s podcast! Not only does he hit so many great topics, but his episodes are filled with tips and strategies you can actually use right now. For example, I just listened to his episode about Podmatch with Alex SanFilippo, and Mario doesn’t just read off a list of questions and move through the interview robotically - he actually has a conversation, and shares his own experiences with the power of guest podcasting and why others should be doing this to grow their own audience. Thank you, Mario! Keep up the heat!

  • So glad I found this podcast!
    August 13, 2021 by Nate804 from United States

    I’m so excited to continue jumping into episodes of this podcast. So much knowledge from so many successful business men & women. Adding this to my weekly workflow for sure!

  • So much information
    July 23, 2021 by abal31 from United States

    Such a great show. So much information and helps with many areas of our business.

  • 0285: Sales Driven Agency: Helping Founders Become Predictable, Sustainable and Scalable
    June 28, 2021 by Mary2577 from Philippines

    Thank you so much and keep on doing more great show.

  • Easily One of My Favorites
    May 7, 2021 by ScottDGray from United States

    I recently discovered Expert Authority Effect. It’s quickly worked it’s way onto my list of must listen podcasts. The episodes are less than an hour and packed with great information from top-level entrepreneurs.

  • Priceless Content!
    May 7, 2021 by megan@podcastingyou from United States

    Mario does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship!

  • Very helpful
    May 7, 2021 by Luke and Susie from Australia

    As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.

  • Great Show
    May 6, 2021 by emj-js from United States

    Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!

  • Smart Ways to Gift
    April 26, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!

  • Heart Centered Success
    April 18, 2021 by Macnjacs from United States

    Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!

  • Love this show!
    March 12, 2021 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !

  • So much value!
    March 7, 2021 by Loose Seeds from United States

    The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!

  • Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!
    March 5, 2021 by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Great Podcast
    March 5, 2021 by 11Dreamer11 from United States

    Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.

  • Innovative
    February 22, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!

  • Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!
    February 19, 2021 by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States

    Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!

  • An Expert on Experts!
    February 12, 2021 by Powerful Eric from United States

    Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!

  • Now I know
    January 22, 2021 by Margo Lovett from United States

    Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett

  • Keeping the Books
    January 15, 2021 by E-World from United States

    Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.

  • Excellent podcast
    January 12, 2021 by Atomickitten99 from United States

    I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.

  • Unique - Engaging - Bold
    January 2, 2021 by Paul D Johnson from United States

    As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.

  • Fun, insightful, and quality production
    December 23, 2020 by koltrass from United States

    Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!

  • Inspiring interviews to take the next step!
    December 12, 2020 by BillableWithBaby from United States

    Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!

  • Pure value, I love it
    December 4, 2020 by Jdoggg222 from United States

    Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!

  • Loved the Craig Handley Episode
    November 13, 2020 by MHillfan from United States

    Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›

  • Inspiring. Informative.
    November 6, 2020 by SunDevil from United States

    Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.

  • Game changer
    October 30, 2020 by Player's Handbook from United States

    This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!

  • If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!
    October 23, 2020 by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom

    Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!

  • Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!
    October 16, 2020 by Jbower1282 from United States

    Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.

  • Mario is a great host with great questions!
    October 16, 2020 by alexdesigns from United States

    Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.

  • A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!
    October 16, 2020 by Chiquita2727 from United States

    Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.

  • Great Show
    October 9, 2020 by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom

    Love the broad selection of topics for inner

  • Amazing inspirational stories
    October 9, 2020 by Nicholas Lee 18 from United Kingdom

    This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.

  • Fantastic
    October 9, 2020 by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States

    Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!

  • Top Learning
    October 2, 2020 by BLNT PPTT from Hungary

    Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!

  • Mario inspires!
    September 18, 2020 by CHRISTOPH - HABITFREAK from United States

    These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!

  • Expert authority!
    September 18, 2020 by Tara Williams Phone from United States

    Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!

  • Great show!
    September 10, 2020 by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States

    Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.

  • A Podcasters Inspiration!
    August 14, 2020 by JamieKullman from United States

    Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!

  • Quality professionalism
    August 6, 2020 by VirtForce from United States

    I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.

  • How to conquer your limiting beliefs
    July 31, 2020 by Dave4syth from United States

    Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.

  • I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episode
    July 29, 2020 by AwesomeMontana from United States

    Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!

  • Great content!
    July 15, 2020 by Cory Lee Leadership from United States

    Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!

  • Fascinating interviews
    July 10, 2020 by Bill Ringle from United States

    Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Love It!
    June 26, 2020 by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India

    Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.

  • Boost my Amazon sales!
    June 19, 2020 by SurvivalDad from United States

    I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!

  • Love It!
    June 16, 2020 by LauraMore from United States

    I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!

  • Flawless interview style
    May 29, 2020 by GninraeL14 from United States

    Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!

  • Come here for value
    May 29, 2020 by Joshua User 202! from Canada

    Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!

  • Crisp and interesting interviews
    May 22, 2020 by Joel Goobich from United States

    As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting

  • If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.
    May 22, 2020 by Macstephen1 from United States

    Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.

  • New Subscriber here and on your YouTube Channel
    May 15, 2020 by Angela Brown Oberer from United States

    Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!

  • Very Professional & Engaging Show!
    May 15, 2020 by Mitche Graf from United States

    Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!

  • Great Content
    May 10, 2020 by Pilar S. from United States

    Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.

  • Great content!
    May 1, 2020 by @Mentally_Strong from United States

    I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.

  • Professional and Informative
    May 1, 2020 by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada

    Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.

  • Great Podcast
    May 1, 2020 by Amber Fuhriman from United States

    I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!

  • Great find!
    May 1, 2020 by Reed Stiles from United States

    Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.

  • Great show and great host!
    May 1, 2020 by Laurapowers44 from United States

    Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!

  • Walks the walk
    May 1, 2020 by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!

  • Honest and authentic
    April 17, 2020 by Deano3622 from United Kingdom

    Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!

  • Great and insightful!
    March 7, 2020 by Karty12345 from Australia

    I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!

  • So much Value..!
    February 28, 2020 by Alex Dali Rizo from United States

    Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day

  • Inspirational Intentional Information
    February 28, 2020 by 10Kforte from United States

    This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.

  • Wow!
    February 25, 2020 by Tyscoaching from Australia

    Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!

  • Motivation on Tap
    February 7, 2020 by AnthonyPGarcia from United States

    Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!

  • Starting a Movement
    February 7, 2020 by JustMe2say from United States

    There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!

  • Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!
    February 7, 2020 by The Big Game Hunter from United States

    Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!

  • Mario Truly Care About His Guests
    February 7, 2020 by Podcast Junkies from United States

    Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.

  • Put your thinking cap on!
    January 27, 2020 by Cliff Duvernois from United States

    This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!

  • Relavant for anyone!
    January 17, 2020 by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Mario nails it!
    January 17, 2020 by Mickiezada from United States

    I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!

  • Mario is the real deal
    January 9, 2020 by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.

  • Listening On My Entrepreneurial Journey
    January 3, 2020 by FromLisa2 from United States

    I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.

  • A Gift
    December 25, 2019 by Lisa Vogt from United States

    Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!

  • This show is ON FIRE!
    December 14, 2019 by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States

    Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!

  • Entrepreneur Must Listen
    November 30, 2019 by HWoodwriter from United States

    If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.

  • What a show!!
    October 26, 2019 by CWLuecke from United States

    Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!

  • Loved it!
    October 25, 2019 by Seodrigo from United States

    This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!

  • Great listen
    October 25, 2019 by trinity3712 from United States

    Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b

  • Great Knowledge!
    October 18, 2019 by Jon Vroman FRD from United States

    Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!

  • Excellent show, very imformative!
    October 5, 2019 by Shaolin Soprano from United States

    Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!

  • Helpful Information!
    October 4, 2019 by The Medicare Nation from United States

    Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation

  • Love Mario’s Attitude
    September 12, 2019 by marisaimon from United States

    Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.

  • Lots of Great Info!
    September 6, 2019 by DarlajPowell from United States

    Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.

  • Great Content!
    August 31, 2019 by LanceJohnson_ from United States

    Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂

  • Important information!
    August 31, 2019 by Allmenow from United States

    Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!

  • Difference-Maker
    August 21, 2019 by Unlimited Beliefs from United States

    Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!

  • Excellent Information
    August 21, 2019 by Stallion golf from United States

    Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.

  • Motivating and valuable information
    August 16, 2019 by Calvin Javier from United States

    Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!

  • Good information
    August 2, 2019 by FIRE NATION! from United States

    Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better

  • Greatness
    August 2, 2019 by MiaSportFanatic from United States

    Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.

  • Listen to the experts - and thrive!
    July 28, 2019 by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States

    There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!

  • Show is amazing!
    July 26, 2019 by BestMorningRoutineEver from United States

    I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!

  • Great show!
    July 19, 2019 by Jefferson_79 from United States

    Great information for all businesses.

  • Good value!
    July 12, 2019 by Audrey purplele from United States

    Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.

  • Interesting Topic
    July 6, 2019 by Real Estate Journeys Podcast from United States

    Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!

  • Helpful Advice from Experts
    June 14, 2019 by ichuck2 from United States

    Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.

  • What a great show!
    June 14, 2019 by Christopher List from United States

    Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Great!!!
    June 11, 2019 by tommye w-c from United States

    Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!

  • Fun & informative
    June 11, 2019 by Saoirse Sky from United States

    Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!

  • Great show!
    June 10, 2019 by CJThomas6 from United States

    Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!

  • Great podcast
    June 10, 2019 by Rosie81200 from United States

    Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.

  • Never Stop Learning!
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3 Expert Authority Insights™ To Apply Now

  • I will continue to fail but I learn.
  • The biggest reward is when you truly help somebody achieve what they’re looking to obtain as a goal, that’s a sense of accomplishment.
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[0:48] We thank our sponsor, Acorns

[1:32] Why entrepreneurship? Why business?

  • Mark enjoys people
  • Mark enjoys exploring the outer limits of possibility
  • Mark enjoys everything he can do to be someone better than he was yesterday
  • Marks enjoys helping people

[2:21] What is Mark’s inspiration

  • At eight years old, Mark wanted to be an entrepreneur
  • Mark and his brother were repairing bicycles around their neighborhood
  • Mark traveled a lot and had some ideas and decided to bring it to fruition

[4:41] Stepflame

  • Mark wanted a better way to enhance his own fire experience
  • Mark won the best award at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo
  • Stepflame is manufactured and distributed by Heisey & Company
  • Today, Shark Tank showed interest in Mark’s product

[10:09] Mark’s mindset

  • Do a lot of research
  • Understanding audiences and audience segmentation and trying to get them to desire the product and convert and buy
  • Be able to make the product more efficient or a little better
  • Think of application
  • Believe in yourself
  • Love yourself
  • Check and balance as much as you can

[12:45] What to do when in failure

  • Failure is part of the successful process
  • Just keep ongoing
  • Know that every single day, if you’re doing something that better you to make yourself stronger, better, you’re going to be a happy person

[14:42] Why people are afraid of failure

  • It’s the fabric in which humans are designed
  • People are comfortable following
  • It’s not easy to deal with pain and suffering

[16:18] Mark’s success story

  • Mark tasked to help transform General Motors in terms of how they go to market online with the web strategy
  • Their web strategy was pretty fragmented
  • Mark implemented a strategy that saved General Motors over $250 million

[20:19] Beyond A Listing

  • To harness all that Detroit has right now and create something special
  • About real estate
  • About people
  • About community
  • About lifestyle

[24:57] Wheel Of Whatever

  • If you could have dinner with any one person who would have been why?
  • Amy Hawkins
  • Because she’s amazing. She’s beautiful. She’s intelligent. She’s smart. And she makes me laugh. And she loves wine like I did. 

[25:42] Time out to thank sponsor, Acorns

[26:56] Imperfect Action Round

  • The fastest path to the cash is be persistent and consistent
  • The biggest problem prospects are making is to be more consistent on their messaging and be more creative
  • The best way to maximize customer lifetime value is to Get them to love you

[28:21] Why it is important to build relationships

  • To have a relationship to get to that path
  • To get repeated business for the most customers
  • It’s about the human to human connection
  • Make that connection with trust, honesty, and show them that you truly care

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Episode Transcript

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Intro [0:00]

EA Interviews Episode 156. Inspiration, transformation, success stories, and the Imperfect Action Round seven days a week. Join Mario Fachini for today’s Expert Authority Effect Interview. 

Mario Fachini [0:13]

I don’t know about you, but I love learning from friendly, ambitious people who have had success. And I’m very thankful for the show because I get to interview them on a regular basis and today is no different. I have Mark Powers, an inventor, an author, a speaker, and business expert. And we’re going to be talking about how to grow your business, what it takes to build relationships, the important things. Have you ever wanted to invent a product? He’s done it. and I’m going to let him share what he’s doing with that right after I bring them up and we thank our sponsor. 

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Mario Fachini [1:06] 

Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Mark Powers. Mark, how are you feeling today? 

Mark Powers [1:11]

I am feeling fantastic, Mario. Thanks for having me. How about yourself? 

Mario Fachini [1:14]

I’m feeling great. I’m excited to have you on because I’ve seen what you’re doing and it’s very inspiring. 

Mark Powers [1:21]

Thank you. I’ve been told I move at the speed of now. 

Mario Fachini [1:27]

I like that. So why entrepreneurship? Why business? 

Mark Powers [1:32]

Boy, why entrepreneurship? Why business? I enjoy people. I enjoy exploring the outer limits of possibility. I enjoy just everything I can do to be someone better than I was yesterday. And I found as an entrepreneur, you’re constantly challenging yourself. You’re constantly challenging an industry. And you’re trying to do things, in some cases, that no one’s ever done before or trying to make things a little bit more efficient and better. I think those are probably the top reasons. Oh, you know, helping people too. 

Mario Fachini [2:08]

And I love that you’ve done it in so many facets because you have your product, you have your clients, you have your multiple businesses. And have you had this knack since an early age just to want to improve things? 

Mark Powers [2:21]

Yeah. You know, it’s funny. Actually I’ll share a little story I’ve never shared with anybody. And I was literally probably about eight years old when I first wanted to be an entrepreneur. I grew up in an entrepreneur family, for the most part. And as an eight year old boy, I just needed to, find something that keeps me out of trouble, right? So my brother and I actually started making – or repairing bicycles. We were in the BMX and freestyle and all those tricks kind of riding bikes. And we started fixing bikes around the neighborhoods. And that I mean, I think that’s kind of how I got started. And then from there, just over the years, I travelled a lot and saw a lot and met a lot of really good people. And had some really good ideas. Now, it’s time to get to work and try to bring some of those ideas to fruition. 

Mario Fachini [3:09]

I love that. What age were you when you were doing all that? 

Mark Powers [3:14]

Traveling, most of my 20s and 30s. 

Mario Fachini [3:17]

The bike repair. 

Mark Powers [3:19]

Oh, I was eight years old. 

Mario Fachini [3:22]

I started my first company at 12. 

Mark Powers [3:26]

What? Nice. 

Mario Fachini [3:27]

And I remember I had – do you remember Dyno? 

Mark Powers [3:31]

I did. In fact, my brother, Todd, rode a Dyno. I had a Harl. 

Mario Fachini [3:37]

Okay. I had the Comp . 

Mark Powers [3:39]

Which one? 

Mario Fachini [3:40]

The Dyno Comp. 

Mark Powers [3:42]

That is exactly what my brother had. Yeah. Yeah. And I can tell what color was it. But yeah, the pink Dyno Comp. 

Mario Fachini [3:48]

Oh, no kidding. I got the black with the green splash on it. I could ride it backwards. I rode it two streets backwards. 

Mark Powers [3:59]


Mario Fachini [4:00]


Mark Powers [4:01]

Look at you go. Kicking the tire on the back? 

Mario Fachini [4:03]

What’s that? 

Mark Powers [4:04]

[Unintelligible] [00:04:04] riding it backwards while you’re kicking the tire as a freestyle bike. We used to do freestyle. 

Mario Fachini [4:11]

Sitting on the handlebars, riding it backwards, and pedaling backwards. 

Mark Powers [4:15]

Oh, okay. Yep, done. Yeah. I haven’t done that. 

Mario Fachini [4:18]

It was cold. Just I mean, even in the engineering with that with the gyro on the handlebars. And I mean, I love the idea of people having ideas and just going, “Let’s make this.” I mean planes, cars, trains, anything. And even what you’ve created. Why don’t you talk about your product.? 

Mark Powers [4:41]

Yes. My current mindset right now, I invented the Stepflame back in 2010. And I wanted a better way to enhance my own fire experience. So literally on a Friday night, 2010 after a couple bottles of wine, we started to realize, “Well, there’s got to be a better way.” I’ve been spending most of my time maintaining this fire. I want to start enjoying a fire. And after, you know, a couple hours of trying to brainstorming, the very next day, I went down to my home office, opened up Photoshop and Illustrator. And I started just kind of putting together some ideas. And I came up with 17 product designs. I was so excited and so determined. And at this time I was married. And I brought up that morning – her name is Melissa – when I got done designing, I said, “Look.” And she goes, “Oh, you found a product online.” I said, “No. This is our product. I just invented this. I just designed it.” By the way, I might have sent an email to a buddy of mine in the distribution. I wasn’t a company yet. I didn’t even have a patent yet. So my buddy got it and he goes, “Mark, this is a really good idea. If you take this to market, I will carry and distribute your product.” I said, “Give me some time.” So literally about six months goes by, I started doing aggressive research and development. He test the product, the type of metals. And we went through a lot of products. It started out as a three tier. It was too big. Literally, I had my neighbor came over next door, I had a foot flame shoot out my fireplace. And I was doing a lot of testing. Come to find out the two tier was the best way to go. Long story short, I go to Orlando to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, the largest indoor/outdoor patio expo in the world. And I just wanted to see if I can find some retailers and, hopefully, a manufacturer. So I’m down there for almost four days. The day of judging, I find out I’m nominated for a product award. I didn’t know what that meant. Honestly, we just became a new company. At this time, I took a risk. I didn’t even have my patent yet. But I needed to see if there was some real substance behind this product, some interest. So the day of the judging, we’re all in this big Cathedral room, whatever – this big room. It almost looks like you’re at the Emmy Awards. And it’s called the best award. My name gets called up on the big Jumbotron. They have a picture of me and my product. And I end up winning the most innovative product award in the United States. And it’s called the best award for this category. This is the first time in 17 years that the HPVA has awarded a first time entry startup company. Industry people are scratching their head like, “Who is this guy? What is this product?” Companies like Napoleon, Webber, I mean big brands in the industry. So I walked away. I’m like, “Well, it’s confirmed. People like the product.” Right away, manufacturers started reaching out to me. After careful selection, I picked Heisey & Company out of St. Louis, Missouri. I was pretty adamant about having a US product at that time. It still is manufactured in St. Louis. And I didn’t want to run it as a company though because I was still running my businesses, other companies I had. My wine publication. I was just getting ready to launch my wine brand, MelMar Wines. So I licensed to them for five years. So we’ve been in Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Amazon, and still are. And the product sells. And right now, about a month ago, I get this call from the producers of Shark Tank. “We saw your product. We want to learn more. Can you pitch to us in Detroit?” That was two weeks ago – no – three weeks ago. And last week, I get the phone call from the producers out of Los Angeles. I made it to the next round. So that’s what I was doing. 

Mario Fachini [8:48]


Mark Powers [8:49]

Thank you. So I’ve been busy. You know, I’ve been busy getting ready for Shark Tank. I’ve been busy to get this product to the next level. And then obviously, some other stuff I’m doing. So staying focused. 

Mario Fachini [9:02]

So I have no doubt where you’re going in the future. But let’s rewind a little bit because you just so casually mentioned a few things in there. And there’s a few things we didn’t even – you didn’t even mention. And I want to know what kind of mindset does it take to go, “I don’t have the patent. I don’t have this. I don’t have this. I don’t have that. I’m going to do it anyway.” 

Mark Powers [9:25]

What type of mindset? 

Mario Fachini [9:27]

Because there’s so many people that go – even recently, someone said to me, they said something in it was like, “They couldn’t see what I see.” So they kind of downplayed it. And I just kind of brushed it off now. Like, “I’m not even going to explain myself. I’m not speaking to 1,000 people in the audience. Whatever. I got stuff to do.” But it kind of saddens me because a lot of people have it, it’s like, I’ll believe it when I see it attitude. And I know you have to see it in your mind first. What’s your experience with having the mindset of none of this exist and I’m going to make it. 

Mark Powers [10:09]

Oh, how do you do that? So, one, I think [unintelligible] [00:10:13]. I’m stubborn. I really am. I am somebody who do it and never tell me I can’t do something because I will. I’ll just do it to spite people in most cases. But, you know, I’m a smart guy. I do a lot of research. I’m not going to chance anything. I’m going to make sure that if I do start up a new venture or a product or have an idea, I’m going to bet it through and do my research. As a marketer for 25 years, I’m used to that. I’m used to understanding product development and doing the necessary research. So understanding audiences and audience segmentation and trying to get them to desire my product and convert and buy. So my mindset is, if as long as I have a few checkpoints, it’s a valid idea. There’s a market [unintelligible] [00:11:01]. There’s a problem that I can solve. I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. I just need to be able to make it more efficient or just a little better, then I’m good to go. So for example, Stepflame. I’m not the first person – I didn’t invent the fire grate, but I was sure take it to a new level, right? And by adding a second tier to it by adding a removable ash pan. I made cleaning easy. I centralize heat. I give you a full bold fire experience. And I give up – I mean, it’s beautiful. It’s a gorgeous product. It assembles in less than 60 seconds, no tools needed. So these are all the kind of things where I’m building a product or coming up with an idea. I’m trying to think of application. Where can it be used? Home, retail, mountain resorts, mountain communities. Those are just to name a few. So the mindset is you just got to believe in yourself. You got to love yourself. Believe in yourself. And then do your homework and make sure that you have as much as you can do, like, a check and balance as much as you can. But guess what? It doesn’t mean it’s going to work. You might fail. And I have failed so many times, Mario. And I will continue to fail but I learn. You got to be passionate. And crazy too. A little crazy juice, there has to be a part of it. 

Mario Fachini [12:28]

I think you need a healthy dose of it not just a little. 

Mark Powers [12:32]

Maybe. And it might. 

Mario Fachini [12:34]

That’s a perfect segue into the second part of, what do you do when it doesn’t work? How do you pick yourself up and keep going? 

Mark Powers [12:45]

So I’ve had that. Even with a Stepflame, I’ve had moments because when I typically create a product, most of the time I’m two or three and sometimes until five years ahead of an innovation curve. And in this particular case, Stepflame was about five years ahead of itself from market readability or market readiness. And so you get to market, you spend a tremendous amount of time and money and effort. You get all – it looks like everything’s ready to go. But then sales don’t happen. It took time. It took about a year after we launched it. So we really start getting progress there because manufacturing costs were too high. Our wholesale and our retail prices were too high. Distribution wasn’t as strong. Marketing wasn’t as strong. So these are things that we were just like, “Oh, my god. I’m failing. This is going to fail.” And it just started to. And it hasn’t yet really taken off. It’s still growing. It’s consistent. But it hasn’t just leapt into the marketplace in just that every shelf of every store around U.S. So that is something I’m excited for this upcoming opportunity. If I do get some – you know, when I do get accepted, I guess, on Shark Tank. That’s going to help solve some of those problems. But outside of that, you just got to keep going. Failure is part of the successful process. You have to keep going. You have to get up. You have to be tough. You have to be thick skinned. You have to be humble. And you have to know that every single day, if you’re doing something that better you to make yourself stronger, better, you’re going to be a happy person. And guess what? It’s going to reflect. Other people are going to notice that. And you’re going to make other people happy wanting to be around. 

Mario Fachini [14:38]

Why do you think so many people are afraid of failure? 

Mark Powers [14:42]

It’s the fabric in which humans are designed. We are not easy creatures to deal with pain and suffering. And it’s a lot of pain and suffering when you fail. Some people don’t want to take the financial risk. Some people – it may not be a financial risk. It might be – maybe they’re not good in front of being the face of a company, having to be in front of cameras like this. I think people are comfortable following. That’s why the majority of humans or people work. Nothing against that. But those that have jobs want that security. In their mind that is security. My best experience, jobs were not secure. Most of the time I get a job and for whatever reason, they have their right and reason to let you go. Or, “Oh, the project is done. We don’t need you anymore.” Well, being self-employed, I said, I’m going to make sure that I always stay busy. I’m always staying ahead of the curve, that I get the money in everything that I was doing when I was employed. So it’s not always easy. You know I’m sure, Mario, being an entrepreneur, you’re you’re up and you’re going to bed late. You’re constantly improving who you are as a person. And is It’s a battle at times. All the successes are there. You got to embrace all of it. 

Mario Fachini [16:07]

I want to dive deep into your clients that you helped. What is one of the biggest success stories you’ve had for someone you’ve helped? 

Mark Powers [16:18]

Ah, biggest? Well, I’ve worked from solopreneurs all the way to some of the biggest brands on the planet. And some of those brands like General Motors, Ford, and Adobe. When I was at GM, for example, I was a global senior web strategist. And I traveled a lot. And I was responsible for how they went to market online. And worked with just an amazing group of people around the world. And when I joined that organization back in 2010 – sorry – 2006 – I left in October 2010 – I was tasked to help transform General Motors in terms of how they go to market online with the web strategy, for the most part. So their web strategy at the time was pretty fragmented. It was siloed. And they spent millions and millions upon millions of dollars on redundant processes and tools. So at the end of the day, after three years of working closely with my teams across the world, and with really good agency partners, we built and implemented a strategy that saved General Motors, when I left, over $250 million when they were spending a tremendous amount more. I mean, there was a lot of money they were spending. So we saved them a lot of money. That was a big – and they still follow the strategy to this day on tow. Some smaller companies, I mean, some smaller brands we launched – you know, I’ve been involved with other publications and brands in the health and fitness space. And taking them from a startup to, you know, hitting their first million and making 20, 30 percent growth year after year. I don’t know, I think the biggest reward is when you truly help somebody achieve what they’re looking to obtain as a goal, whether it’s revenue goal, launch a new product, hiring new people, being a stronger leader in their community, a stronger leader in their home, I mean, that’s a sense of accomplishment. Those are levels of success. Some of those priceless, honestly. 

Mario Fachini [18:27]

Yeah. I love hearing these because I get the pleasure of asking people and I’ve had other VIP guests like yourself. And they’re going, “Yeah. I’ve worked with this celebrity, this, that, the other thing.” And you’re just rattling off. You’re like, “Oh, GM, Adobe, some smaller companies.” And it’s like these are huge companies. But some of my favorite success stories are also the person you were able to go, “I don’t know if this is possible to.” It is possible and then take them to the next level where you helped them grow. That’s a huge success story. Because it’s a lot. You know, GM losing $200 million, or Adobe losing 100 million, whatever, they don’t care. That’s like 10 bucks for them. But someone going from 100,000 to a million, that’s a huge jump. That’s life changing. 

Mark Powers [19:12]

Oh, yeah. Yeah. And you know, I don’t always have those kind of stories. Sometimes in my ventures, especially, I’ve lost a lot. But you learn how to get back up and go back out there and fight. And every time I’ve done that, Mario, I’ll tell you, I become a better and stronger person. And when I do take on a new client, I am a better, I guess, resource for them than before because of the learnings that I’ve embraced. And it’s a constant every single day. 

Mario Fachini [19:48]

Yeah. I would have to agree. The experience you can’t get back. People are like, “Oh, don’t you wish you were X, Y, Z age.” I hear it all the time. And it’s like, “No.” Because there was no words near the confidence and the experience. When you have one client, it’s a lot different than 300 plus, 1,000 plus. The experience you can’t get back. And the confidence, yes, it goes a little bit up and through the roof. And at that point, you’re untouchable as far as I’m concerned. 

Mark Powers [20:18]

Absolutely. Yeah. 

Mario Fachini [20:19]

So with everything you’ve done, tell me a little bit about your show. What made you get into wanting to produce your own show? 

Mark Powers [20:30]

Well, so I met – he’s a good friend of mine. He’s like my brother. His name is Steven Edward. Very well known in Detroit. His tagline is, “I’m Steven Edward and I sell Detroit.” And I met him at one of our favorite little hangouts in Sterling Heights called Partridge Creek. It’s [unintelligible] [00:20:51]. And over some time, I met him there. And then probably like a couple months later, I started following him on the internet there in all these different social channels. I really liked what he was doing in a real estate perspective. At this time. I hadn’t yet gotten my real estate license. And we connected and there was a lot of synergy there. So I was like, “What if we took my marketing and your real estate and we brought something really magical, really powerful together?” And then through that process, I went and got my real estate license. So now I do have my license. But my focus on the show is more of the lifestyle side. Steven is the expert in real estate. So when we start to talk about the show, we’re like, “Well, we really got to do something unique and different. We want to disrupt real estate in such a positive way. But how do we do that?” We kept saying, “Well, we got to go beyond a listing, right? Beyond this listing.” What is that all about? [Unintelligible] [00:21:55] ]. Thirty days later, we’re sitting and talking about – every time we talk about we kept saying beyond a listing. And I looked at him and Steven looks at me, he goes, “That’s it. That’s the name of our company. That’s going to be the name of our show, Beyond A Listing.” So literally the next day, I secured all the domains and incorporated and all the things that we needed to start a new production company and our journey together. So then we said, “Okay. We need to figure out what this show really means and the value that it’s going to bring to those that watch.” So we created the four pillars of our show. Real estate, people, community, and lifestyle. And we decided it’s going to be about Detroit. Because Detroit is regaining its presence back on the world stage where it definitely belongs. And Detroit is a mega city. But yet it feels like this small, little community, these neighborhoods, because the people are so powerful and so excited every day. I tell you, when you go down to Detroit, you talk to anybody, whether it’s at a store, or a restaurant, walking down the street, Mario, you’ll notice I’m sure. You ask anybody, “How are you doing today?” They greet you with such enjoyment. So much energy. And so we’ve wanted to harness all of that, that Detroit has right now and create something special. So our show, Beyond A Listing, is all about the real estate. So the developers, ambassadors that are coming to Detroit or in the greater Detroit that are building this mega city up to make it a connective walkable community brings the real estate to life. Then the big companies and those that want to move to the City of Detroit, the people. And then the lifestyle and the community. So these are the things that we feel make the show amazing. So it was funny because Steve and I started producing all this content. And then we’re like, “We really got to get better at this. We need to hire a production team.” So we invested in some – we owned our own production. And we started to produce content. And then I didn’t even have a [unintelligible] [00:23:59] at this point. But I went to a buddy of mine at Amazon. This is a-month-and-a-half or two months ago, I think, it was. And I reached out from San Francisco and it was ahead of all new content. Over the phone. Mario, without him seeing anything. Now, I have a past history with this individual, so he knows what I’m capable of and he had seen work I’ve done. Within three days, Amazon signed us on for year one episode – or season one of Beyond A Listing. We actually start airing in – I think it’s now the 1st of May, as long as this virus stuff doesn’t keep delaying things. So as long as we can get production shot, we air on Amazon Prime starting the first week of May. So I mean, that’s kind of how it started. And then it just evolved from there and I’m excited. 

Mario Fachini [24:45]

Well, you should be. And congratulations on all your continued success. It’s impressive and inspiring. And I know it didn’t come easy for you. 

Mark Powers [24:54]

Oh, no. It still doesn’t. 

Mario Fachini [24:57]

Well, I call this the Wheel Of Whatever. And we’re going to spin the imaginary wheel while the other ones getting painted. But, if you could have dinner with any one person who would have been why?

Mark Powers [25:10]

Oh, my goodness. It would have to be my girlfriend, Amy Hawkins. Because she’s amazing. She’s beautiful. She’s intelligent. She’s smart. And she makes me laugh. And she loves wine like I did. 

Mario Fachini [25:22]

That is a great answer. And I think you just got some brownie points with her. 

Mark Powers [25:28]

I make her feel that way every day. At least I try. 

Mario Fachini [25:31]

You should. That’s a very good thing. And I appreciate you for being honest about it. We are going to thank our sponsor and come back for the Imperfect Action Round.

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Mario Fachini [26:56]

And we are back with the Imperfect Action Round. Mark, are you ready to take imperfect action? 

Mark Powers [27:02]

Let’s do it. 

Mario Fachini [27:04]

Sixty second answers. The first one is, what is the fastest path to the cash? 

Mark Powers [27:11]

The fastest path to the cash is be persistent and consistent. 

Mario Fachini [27:15]

I like that. Number two, what is the biggest problem you see your prospects making and the fastest way they can fix it? 

Mark Powers [27:26]

The fastest – you have to repeat that one. Sorry. 

Mario Fachini [27:28]

What is the biggest problem you see your prospects making and the fastest way they can fix it? 

Mark Powers [27:35]

They need to be more consistent on their messaging and more creative instead of looking like everyone else. Creating noise across social streams and inboxes. Take time to create memorable messaging content. 

Mario Fachini [27:51]

I agree 150 percent with that one. Number three, what is the best way to maximize customer lifetime value? 

Mark Powers [28:01]

Get them to love you. Take amazing care of your clients, show them results, and they will show you love. 

Mario Fachini [28:12]

Again, agree. And if you could just elaborate real quick, why is it so important to build relationships? 

Mark Powers [28:21]

Well, you have to have a relationship to get to that path. You have to have a relationship to get repeated business for the most customers. So you want to constantly be in that mode of – to me – I was talking about this earlier. It’s about the human to human connection. Simplify everything we’re doing. We’re all inundated and busy with the day-to-day grind of our operations. But if we remember on the other end of that receiving message, that ad, that phone call, there’s another human. So it’s just – you know, what I love the most about digital, it’s our handshake moments in a digital way. If you can make that trusting connection with trust, honesty, and show them that you truly care, that makes the difference. All the difference in the world, Mario. 

Mario Fachini [29:12]

I love that the human the human connection .What is a book that has helped you get through life and business? 

Mark Powers [29:19]

Oh, I don’t have one. Everyone asked me – 

Mario Fachini [29:21]

Let me rephrase that. What are a couple books that have helped you get through life and business? 

Mark Powers [29:26]

I really like Richard Branson a lot, Screw Business As Usual. I don’t know if you read that. But Maxwell Powers books, no relation. But I’m a big – I don’t know – motivational and positive kind of book kind of reader. Things that truly – you know, self-help, self-development, that category. So anything that helps me become better today than I was yesterday, that’s the type of book I want to read. Honestly, I don’t have a favorite. I really don’t. I mean, I do read a lot, but they’re they’re mostly those self-help and improvement type books. 

Mario Fachini [30:10]

Richard Branson is one of my favorites also. So that’s a good one. 

Mark Powers [30:14]

Yeah. Well, I like him because as an entrepreneur, he does what he wants to do. And he truly evolved categories and he helps people. And you can either go out and, you know, live to work. Or as an entrepreneur, you can say, “I want to work to live.” And that’s what I like to try to do. I want to work to live life the best I can. And so these types of books and authors and mentors that I try to circle myself with, I embrace and dive so deep into those experiences and those types of books and those types of – I get around those types of people. 

Mario Fachini [30:52]

Well, it definitely shows. You’ve been radiating it the whole time. 

Mark Powers [30:58]

Thank you. I appreciate. I love being on your show, Mario. And you keep up the great work. You are an inspiration.  Your show is amazing. You have great content. And I’m very impressed with your work. And we have a lot of mutual friends too. 

Mario Fachini [31:15]

Well I sincerely appreciate that. It does mean a lot. Because it was not easy to get to this point, so thank you very much. Where can people check you out more? 

Mark Powers [31:26]

Well, my is Facebook probably the best way. I mean, I kind of hit all my different products across my personal page. But you can go to Mark Powers or even Mark Allan Powers Inc. on Facebook. Those are the channels. I mean, Facebook is probably my best one and Instagram. 

Mario Fachini [31:45]

Excellent. Yeah. I’ll make sure that the the links are in the show notes page for EAInterviews.com and people can click there. 

Mark Powers [31:52]

Yeah. And for the show, I’ll share this with you afterwards. You can put the links in. But it’s BeyondAListing.com. And that’s where we’re going to start putting some updates and stuff on the show. And we weren’t able to. So that’s another resource. 

Mario Fachini [32:07]

Well, I’m looking forward to that because I know you guys are up to big things. It has been an absolute pleasure. And again, congrats on all your continued success. Thank you for sharing with Expert Authority World. 

Mark Powers [32:17]

My pleasure. I’m very honored to be a part of the show. Thank you. 

Mario Fachini [32:24]

All right. Expert Authority World, we have another great episode here today. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day and God bless. 

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Intense, boisterous, imaginative. Mark Allan Powers is an innovative force across the companies he helps. Mark is an astute and visionary thinker and is no stranger to building and growing companies. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience focused on challenging conventional thinking. Mark Allan Powers is a serial entrepreneur that teaches and speaks from true knowledge and experience. Below you’ll find his four speaking series which he constantly innovates in both large and small ways by the use of his humorous, inspirational and motivational speeches.

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